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Roberta Alexander

Richard Strauss:

Four Last Songs (Vier letzte Lieder)

National Youth Orchestra conducted by Adam Gatehouse. Recorded at Haarlem Concert Jall in 1982

 

Side Two: Stravinsky - l'Oiseau de feu - Suite from The Firebird.
Performed by the National Youth Orchestra under Adam Gatehoude. Recorded in 1981 in Doelen Concert Hall, Rotterdam.

Private recordings published in 1982

Eurosound ES 46. Record NM (4 Last Songs) / M- (Firebird; a short superficial mark). Cover M-.

Strauss - 4 Last Songs - Roberta Alexander - Stravinsky - Firebird - Gatehouse - Eurosound ES 46 583. Record NM/M- and Cover M-. $ 12.

Anton Bruckner: Te Deum

Giuseppe Verdi: Te Deum (1896)

Uta Spreckelsen - Soprano
Heidrun Ankersen - Contralto
Adalbert Kraus - Tenor
Kurt Moll - Bass
Chor des Musikvereins, Bielefeld - Philharmonia Hungarica - condcted by Martin Stephani

Telefunken 6.42037 AW. Recording from 1976. Record NM/M-. Cover NM.

Bruckner-Verdi-Te Deum. Spreckelsen-Ankersen-Kraus-Moll.Bielefeld Choir. Philharmonia Hungarica. Martin Stephani. Telefunken 6.42037AW. Record NM/M-. Cover NM. $ 9.

Johannes Brahms:

Die schöne Magalone -
Les romances de Maguelone

Bernard Kruysen - Baritone
Noël Lee- Pianist

Keinen hat es noch gereut - Traun! Bogen und Pfeil - Sind es Schmerzen - Liebe kam aus fernen Landen... - So willst du des Armen - Wie soll ich die Freude - War es dir, dem diese Lippen bebten - Wir müssen uns trennen - Ruhe, Süßliebchen, im Schatten - Verzweiflung: So tönet denn - Wie schnell verschwindet - Muß es eine Trennung geben - Sulima: Geliebter, Wo zaudert dein irrender Fuß - Wie froh und frisch - Treue Liebe dauert lange...

Valois MB 736. Recorded by Peter Willemös, 1967. Record NM. Cover NM.

Kruysen-Brahms-Magalobe-Lee. Valois MB 736. Record and Cover NM. $ 9.

I met a young Gypsy girl...

 

Leos Janacek:

The Diary of One who Disappeared

Tagebuch eines Verschollenen

 

Ernst Haefliger - Tenor
Cora Canne Meijer - Mezzo-Soprano
Felix de Nobel - Pianist
Three Members of the Netherlands Chamber Choir

Live recording of the performance on July 14th, 1954

The liner notes: THE DAYBOOK OF ONE WHO VANISHED is a song cycle for tenor, alto and three female voices. The original is probably a poem by the person who disappeared himself. Who was he? A farmer's son, hard working on his father's estate, in East Moravia. One day he suddenly vanished and was never seen or heard of again. 21 poems were found in his room. It was first thought that they were a collection of folks-songs, compiled by John, the farmer's son. Subsequent examination however , showed that they might possibly contain the key to John's disappearance, for they told of an inexperienced youth who was fascinated by a gipsy - after a great deal of emotional conflict - decides to accompany her into exile.

Sung in German (in a translation by Max Brod) and performed during the Holland Festival of 1954. The polished, yet expressive voice of Ernst Haefliger, the rare occasion when Cora Canne Meijer is heard, and the accompaniement by pianist Felix de Nobel make this a historic document of artistic merit of the first order.

Philips A 00731 R. 10 inch LP. Earliest edition with engraved reference numbers. Very well recorded. The record is EX to EX+. The cover is M-.

Janancek-Diary-Haefliger-Meijer-Felix de Nobel. Philips A00731R. Record EX. Cover M-. Early engraved reference number. Record EX. Cover M-. $ 35.

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Gustav Holst:

 

The Hymn of Jesus, Op.37

BBC Symphony and BBC Chorus
conducted by Sir Adrian Boult

 
The Perfect Fool - ballet, op.39
Egdon Heath, Op.47

London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Adrian Boult

 

DECCA SXL 6006. Matrix numbers ZAL-5516-3W and ZAL-5517-3W.
Record NM. Cover NM - has original Penguin recommendation sticker. Inlay NM.

Holst-Hymn-Fool-Egdon Heath. Boult-BBC. London Philharmonic. Decca SWXL 6006 (NB). Record, Cover and Inlay NM. $ 16.

Concert Avenue No. 12 - 1972

This is a recording of European classical songs, it is No. 12 in a series of Concert Avenue, a Japanese edition.
It was probably meant as a souvnir of a travel to Europe and a visit to Amsterdam (Holland Festival), Paris, and Austria, and several other countries.

The songs are Der Lindenbaum (Schubert), Auf Flügeln des Gesanges (Felix Mendelssohn), Ave Maria (Gounod/Bach), Caro mio ben (Giuseppe Giordani), Die beiden grenadiere (Robert Schumann), Plaisir d'ampour (Martini), Notturno d'ampre (Ricardo Drigo), Deep River (Negro Spiritual), Sandmänchen (Johannes Brahms), Torna a Surriento(Ernesto de Curtis).
On Side One various singers are accompanied by a pianist. On Side Two they are accompanied by Aopera Academy Symphony Orchestra conducted by Tadashi Mori.
Singers are K. Ohashi, T. Sato, A. Azuma, H. Umehara, T. Mori, A. Azuma, M. Ara, M. Kanbara.


Reference CAS5012. Stereo. Pressed by Victor Company Japan. Made by Senshukai. Record and heavy Book EX.

Probably an issue for those who are interested in one or more artists, and the conductor Tadashi Mori. The book contains an artistic rendering of Europe and its countries, photographs of the Concertgebouw, Scheveningen beach, Paris underground, the Gypsy restaurant Le Tokai (I believe) in Paris, places in Austria related to Schubert, and pictures of Ernst Haefliger. And a lot of text, too many to scan.

Concert Avenue 12. Japanese Victor 10" record. 1972. Classical European songs. Japanese artists. Record EX. Book EX. $ 12.

Ludwig van Beethoven:

"Missa Solemnis" - Mass in D major, Op. 123

Elisabeth Söderström - Soprano
Marga Höffgen - Contralto
Waldemar Kmennt - Tenor
Martti Talvela - Bass

The New Philharmonia Choir
The Philharmonia Orchestra - London

Otto Klemperer - Conductor

This is the German equivalent of the British EMI Angels Series SAN 165-166 issued in 1967 in Great Britain. This German edition is pressed from German plates. Electrola 1C 193-00056 057. Records are NM/M-. Box is NM. Book is NM. It has extensive liner notes in German and a short paragraph in English.

Beethoven-Missa Solemnis-Klemperer-Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra. German Electrola Angel Series 193-00056-57. Records NM/M-. Box NM. Book NM. $ 14.

For Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, D minor, Op. 125, 'Choral' and Symphony No. 8, F Minor, Op. 93 conducted by André Cluytens. See 'conductors'.

Gre Brouwenstijn - Soprano
Kerstin Meyer - Contralto
Nicolai Gedda - Tenor
Frederick Guthrie - Bass

St. Hedwig Cathedral Choir conducted by Karl Forster

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by André Cluytens. - La Voix de Son Maitre ASDF 105 - 106.




Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem K 626

Recorded in 1955 in the Stephansdom in Vienna to commemorate that Mozart died 200 years ago.

1956 was declared the Mozart Bicentenary Year. Many a record label issued existing and newly recorded material with works of this great composer. Philips is known for having devoted an extensive Mozart Jubilee Series. Deutsche Grammophon recorded various works. They also recorded the church ceremony to commemorate the 'return of Mozart's Death', or as is printed on the covers, 'Gedenkgottesdienst zur Wiederkehr von Mozarts Todestag'.

The performance of the Requiem Mass took place in St. Stephens Cathedral in Vienna and started with churchbells ringing. The celebrant was Monsignore Penall. Singers were Irmgard Seefried (Soprano), Gertrude Pitzinger (Contralto), Richard Holm (Tenor), and Kim Borg (Bass). The Chorus of the Vienna State Opera and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra were conducted by Eugen Jochum.


The linen box contains two records in individual gatefold covers, a card with the details of the recording, and a book with a few photographs, the text of the Requiem and the translations in German, English and French, as well as an essay written by musicologist Alfred Einstein (1888-1952) and an introduction written by pianist Erik Werba.

Archive (Deutsche Grammophon) 14111 and 14112 APM. Records EX. To the eye the engraving does not have high dynamics. The Box is practically NM. Labels are far from pristine. They show their age and use as you can see. The Book is NM. The Covers are as New. Obviously an item for the collector of rare and remarkable phonographic issues.

Mozart Requiem-Jochum-Vienna 1955-Seefried-Pitzinger-Holm-Borg. Vienna Chorus and Symphony. Archive 14111/2. Records EX/M-. Box NM. Book NM. $ 18.

 

Tenor Hugues Cuenod sings French Songs:

Emmanuel Chabrier (5)
Eric Satie (8)
André Caplet (5)
Arthur Honegger (6)
Jacques Menasce (2)

Geoffrey Parsons - Piano

This set of French songs is from 1977 when Hugues Cuenod was about 75, recorded in the technique developped by the Nimbus engineers and producers. Cuenod made recordings in the shellac era (Binet, Brahms, Couperin, Monteverdi, Rameau, Schuetz) and he appeared on many a LP. He sang the part of the Evangelist in the Westminster recording of Bach's St. Matthew Passion under Hermann Scherchen from 1953 also on offer. See Passion.

French Songs. Nimbus 2112. Recording from 1977. Stereo / Quadro LP made from Quadrophonic Master tapes using the QS system of encoding. Playable via in Stereo system and through a Quadrophonic sound system with four loudspeakers which will give the complete ambiance of the performance. Record NM. Cover NM.

Cuenod-Parsons-French Songs-Nimbus. Stereo /Quadro. Record and Cover NM. $ 11.

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Anne Sofie von Otter's First Recording:

Recitativs and Arias, accompanied by the 13 players of the Drottingholms Barock Ensemble

* Georg Friederich Händel: Where shall I fly (from Hercules) and E pur cosi in un giorno (from Julius Cesar)
* Claudio Monteverdi: O rosetta che rosetta and La violetta (from Scherzi musicali)
Lasciate mi morire! (from Arianna)
* Georg Philip Telemann: Aria, 3x Recitativ and arias, and Recitativo accompagnato
* Georg Friederich Händel: Where 'er you walk

When mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter made her international debut with her beautiful voice giving remarkable performances of Songs by Edvard Grieg, with Bengt Forsberg at the piano, not everybody knew that she had already made a recording ten years earlier for the audiophile label Proprius, in 1983. Also remarkable and beautiful singing.

Proprius PROP 9911. Recordings made 28 of February - March 2, 1983, at Saint Gertrud Church (German Church) in Stockholm. Reciorded with Brüel & Kjaer microphones, Nagra tape recorder, and Agfa professional tape. Audiophile recording. Record NM. Cover M-. Inlay with liner notes in Swedish and English, and original song texts.

Anne Sofie von Otter-Recitativs-Arias-Drottingholms-Proprius 9911 - 1983. Record NM. Cover M-. $24.

Arnold Schönberg:

Complete Works for Chamber Choir

Six Pieces - Thrice a Thousand Years - De Profundis - Piece on Earth - Three Folk-Songs - Four Pieces - Three Satires - Three Folk-Songs

Alexander Zemlinsky:

Psalm 23, Op. 14

See for complete listing under avantgarde

Schönberg-Complete Choral Works-Zemlinsky -Psalm. Ensemble Reinbert de Leeuw. Philips 411 088-1. 2xLP. $ 12. Records NM/M-. Cover NM. $ 12.

Gustav Mahler:

Das Lied von der Erde
(Song of the Earth)

Fünf Lieder nach Gedichte von Friedrich Rückert
Five Songs on Poems by Friedrich Rückert

Ich bin die Welt abhanden gekommen
Liebst du um Schönheit
Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder
Ich atmet einen linden Duft
Um Mitternacht

Christa Ludwig - Soprano
René Kollo - Tenor

Herbert von Karajan conducting the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Deutsche Grammophon 2707 082 2x LP. Recorded in 1975. Records NM. Beginning of Side 3 M-. Box NM. Inlay NM. Liner notes in German, English and French. Song texts in German and English. Also listed under mahler.

Mahler-Song of the Earth-Ludwig-Kollo-Karajan. Deutsche Grammophon 2707 082- 2xLP. Records close to NM. Box and inlay NM. $ 14.

JOSE CARRERAS - ARIEL RAMIREZ

* MISA CRIOLLA
* Navidad en Verano
* Navidad Nuestra

Domingo Cura, Jorge Padin, Arsenio Zambrabo, Lalo Guttierrez, Raul Barboza, Ariel Ramirez, Gruppo HuancaraCoral Salve de Laredo, Sociedad Coral de Bilbao, Jose Luis Ocejo, Damian Sanchez

Recorded in 1987 - Philips Digital Stereo 420 955-1. Dutch Pressing.

See for the video filming 'Laserdisc'

Misa Criolla - Jose Carreras - Ariel Ramirez. Philips 420 955-1. DDA. Record NM. Cover NM. $ 25.

Erna Berger - Soprano
Ernst-Günter Scherzer - Piano

Robert Schumann: Frauenliebe und Leben

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - Lieder (songs) (10)

A reviewer wrote that the songs from Frauenliebe und Leben are generally sung by a heavier voice (alto). But Erna Berger's beautiful voice is truly appropriate to the Schumann cycle. One tends to forget that four of the eight songs should be sung by a young girl, that the fifth song is sung by the bride, the sixth by the married woman, the seventh by the young mother, and the last song by the somewhat older, riper wife.

This original Electrola WCLP 531 disc and its gatefold cover are in no way NM or M-. The record is EX-. There are two marks on the Schumann Side (1/3 of the engraved section) which do not effect play and are not obtrusive. The cover is VG. There is writing on the front and there is a spot where obviously a sticker had been torn off. There is writing on the back also, and a newspaper clip with details about Erna Berger (in German) is fixed with tape inside the gatefold cover. The date of acquisition is written also on the back: 1957. This is obviously an item for the die hard and to be added if several more records are ordered.

Erna Berger - Scherzer - Schumann - Frauenliebe und Leben - Mendelssohn - Lieder. Electrola WCLP 531. Record EX-. Cover VG. $ 15.

Josef Myslivecek - 1737-1781

* Symphony in C major
* Aria "Ah, D'Ascoltar Gia Per Me" in C major - Valentina Kozyreva, soprano
* Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in C major -
Boris Pergamenshchikov - cello. Leningrad Chamber Orchestra conducted by Lazar Gozman

This is music composed in Eastern Europe at the time when the Italian style set the tone in practically all of Europe, and also around Prague. Originally issued on Russian Melodiya CM 03441.

This issue Melodiya 562.258. Dutch issue, German pressing (Eurodisc). Liner notes in English and Dutch. Record and cover NM. Also listed under cello.

Myslivecek-Symphony-Cello Concerto-Kozyreva-Pergamenshchikov. Melodiya 562.258. Record and Cover NM. $ 12.

Mark Osipovich Reizen - Bass
Vladimir Khvostin - Piano

Tchaikovsky Romances

Famous bass Mark Reizen sings Tchaikovsky songs on texts by Russian poets:

Aleksey Khomyakov
Aleksey Pleshcheev, M. Hartmann
K.R. (Konstantin Romanov ?)
Yakov Polonsky
Aleksey Tolstoy
Aleksey Apukhtin
Alexander Pushkin
a.o.

Melodiya Stereo 33 C 10-05797-8. Liner notes and titles in Russian pnly. Record and Cover NM.

Reizen-Khvostin-Tchaikovsky-Romances. Melodiya 33 C 10-05797-8. Record and Cover NM. $ 12

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Antonin Dvorak: Stabat Mater

Tatiana Novikova - Soprano
Jeanna Polevtsova - Mezzo-soprano
Konstantin Pluzhnikov - Tenor
Gennady Bezzubenkov - Bariton
Gyorgy Seleznev - Bass

Academic State Chappel, Leningrad - State Philharmonic Orchestra, Leningrad

Vladislav Chernushenko, conductor

 

Original USSR recording from 1981 released by CNR, Netherlands, plates and pressings by Philips. Melodiya 649 008/9 - 2x LP. Records NM. Box M-. Inlay NM. Liner notes in English, French, German and Dutch.

Dvorak - Stabat Mater - Chernushenko - Leningrad - Melodiya 649 008/9. Philips pressings. Records NM. Box M-. Inlay NM. $ 17

Leonard Bernstein conducts Joseph Haydn: Missa in tempore belli - Paukenmesse

Judith Blegen (soprano) - Brigitte Fassbaender (contralto) - Claes H. Ahnsjö (tenor) - Hans Sotin (bass)

Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Bavarian Radio - Werner Thomas (violoncello) - Elmar Schloter (organ) - Live recording 1984

Bernstein - Haydn - Paukenmesse - Blegen - Fassbaender - Ahnsjö - Sotin. Bavaria Orchestra and Chorus Live. Philips 412 734-1. DDA. Record M-. Cover NM. $ 8

Leos Janacek:

Glagolitic Mass

Teresa Kubiak, Anne Collins, Robert Tear, Wolfgang Schöne
John Birch (organ) - Brighton Festival Chorus, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Rudolf Kempe

Decca SXL 6600 - White label - Pressing for use by the A&R Department of Decca Records. Matrices 3G (Side 1) and 2G (Side 2). No Wide Band exists. Recorded May 1973 in Kingsway Hall.

Record NM. Cover NM. Libretto NM.

Janacek - Glagolitic Mass - Kubiak - Collins - Tear - Schöne - London Philharmonic - Kempe. Decca SXL 6600. Record NM/M-. Cover NM. Inlay NM. $ 16

Exsultate Jubilate

Erna Spoorenberg (Soprano) - Academy of St.Martin-in-the-Fields - Sir Neville Marriner - Philip Ledger (Organ and Harpsichord)

Mozart: Exsultate Jubilate K.165, Et incarnatus est K.427, L'amero K.208, Se el Padre K.366, Padre germani adio K.366

Argo ZRG 524 - Oval label. Record NM. Cover NM.

Exsultate - Mozart - Spoorenberg - Marriner - Ledger. Argo ZRG 524 Oval. Record and Cover NM. $ 25

Hilde Gueden - soprano - sings Famous Operetta Evergreens from Countess Maritza, White Horse Inn, Der Zarewitsch, Madame Pompadour, Casanova, Zigeunerliebe (Gypsy Love), Der Favorit, The Bat, Der Obersteiger, The Brave Soldier, Vienna Blood

The Vienna Operetta Chorus and The Vienna State Opera Orchestra are conducted by Robert Stolz.

Decca Stereo NUX 390 043. Record M-. Cover NM.

This is the Dutch equivalent of Decca SXL 2295 pictured at right. The disc was cut from original Decca tapes, and pressed and issued by Philips in the mid 1960s. Before Philips bought the Decca Record Company, it had strong commercial ties with the British record company and when there were specific titles in great demand, Philips would issue these on the red, Dutch Decca label. I will include a photocopy of the original SXL liner notes.

Gueden - Stolz - Operetta Melodies - Dutch Decca NUX 390 043. Record M-. Cover NM. $ 15

Giuseppe Verdi: Requiem

Joan Sutherland - soprano
Marilyn Horne - mezzo soprano
Luciano Pavarotti - tenor
Martti Talvela - bass

Vienna State Opera Chorus (Wiener Staatsopernchor) - Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (Wiener Philharmoniker)

Sir Georg Solti, conductor

Decca Stereo SET 374-375 WB Grooved 2xLP - Box Set from 1968 - Matrices 3G 4G 3G 6G
Records NM. Insert M-. Box M-
Biographys and Liner Notes in English.

Verdi - Requiem - Sutherland - Horne - Pavarotti - Talvela - Vienna Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra - Solti. Decca SET 374/5. Records NM. Inlay and Box M-. $ 25

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau accompanied by Pianist Hartmut Höll

Mélodies de la Belle Epoque:
Charles Gounod, César Franck, Camille Saint-Saëns, Georges Bizet, Emmanuel Chabrier, Jules Massenet, Vincent d'Indy, Ernest Chausson, Gabriel Pierné, Reynaldo Hahn.

Teldec 6.43754 - Digital recording (DDA) from 1987. Record and Cover NM. Inlay, with texts in French, English and German, NM. Beautiful copy.

Fischer-Dieskau - Höll - Mélodies - Teldec 6.43754. DDA. Record, Cover and Inlay NM. $ 9

Gabriel Fauré: Réquiem

Martina Arroyo (soprano) - Hermann Prey (baritone) - Musica Aeterna Orchestra & Chorus - Frederic Waldman (conductor)

American Decca Gold Label Stereo DL 710169. Record first published in 1975. Record M-. Cover NM.

Fauré - Requiem - Arroyo - Prey - Waldman - Musica Aeterna. Decca DL 710169. Record M-. Cover NM. $ 8

Roberta Alexander: 17 Mozart Songs with Glen Wilson Hammerflügel (fortepiano)

An Chloë - Das Lied der Trennung - Dans un bois solitaire - Als Luise die Briefe ihres Liebhabers verbrannte - Das Traumbild - Un moto di gioia - Die Zufriedenheit - etc.

Etcetera ETC 1035. Digital Stereo (DDA). Klaas Postuma Production for Etcetera from 1985. Pressing by Teldec Germany. Cover and Record M-. Song texts in English included.

Roberta Alexander - Mozart Songs - Glen Wilson. Etcetera 1035. Recordand and Cover M-. $ 8

Granados Songs by Pilar Lorengar (Soprano) and Alicia de Larrocha (Piano)

Tonadillas: La Maja de Goya - Amor y Odio - El Tra la la y el Punteado - El Majo Olvidado - El Majo Timido - Callejeo - El Mirar de la Maja - Las Currutacas Modestas - El Majo Discreto - La Maja Dolorosa No. 1 - La Maja Dolorosa No. 2 - La Maja Dolorosa No. 3

Canciones Amatorias: Mira Que Soy Nina - Iban Al Pinar - Mananica Era - No Lloreis, Ojuelos - Llorad CorazGracia Mia

Decca SXL 6866. 1978. Beautifully performed. Beautiful sound recording. Record NM. Cover NM.

Granados Songs - Lorengar - Larrocha - Decca SXL 6866 (1978). Record and Cover NM. $ 18

ENRIQUE GRANADOS

Monserrat Caballe sings 17 Granados songs: Canciones Amatorias and Tonadillas. Orchestra conducted by Rafael Ferrer.

Canciones Amatorias: Descubrase el Pensamiento de Mi Secreto Cuidado - Mananica Era - Llorad, Corazon, Que Teneis Razon - Mira Que Soy Nina, ¡Amor, Dejame! - No Lloreis, Ojuelos - Iban al Pinar - Gracia Mia

Tonadillas: La Maja Dolorosa No. 1 - La Maja Dolorosa No. 2 - La Maja Dolorosa No. 3 - El Tra la la y el Punteado - El Mirar de la Maja - Callejeo - Amor y Odio - El Majo Discreto - El Maja Timido - La Maja de Goya

Victor Red Seal SRA-2182. Japanese pressing of LSC-2910. Record VG+ (First tracks on both Sides have light audible mark; furthermore there are incidental, unabotrusive ticks). Cover M-. Liner notes in Japanese. Lyrics in Japanese and Spanish. Gatefold edition.

Granados Songs - Montserrat Caballe - Rafael Ferrer - Japanese Victor SRA-2182 - 1966. Record VG+ to EX. Cover M-. $ 6

Benjamin Britten:

Prelude and Fugue Op. 29, English Chamber Orhestra conducted by Benjamin Britten
Phaedra Op. 93. Janet Baker and the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Steuart Bedford.
Perter Pears conducts the Wilbye Consort in Sacred and Profane, A Wealden Trio, Sweet was the Song, The Sycamore Tree, A Shepherd's Carol.

Decca SXL 6847 (1977). Record close to NM. Cover NM.

Brittan - Prelude - Phaedra - Sacred and Profane - Decca SXL 6847 - Record close to NM. Cover NM. $ 12

Fernando Sor: Seguidillas - Andantino for Guitar
Martin Y. Soler: 2 Arias - 8 Songs

Teresa Berganza - mezzo-soprano José Miguel Moreno - guitar

Philips Digital Classics 411 030-1 (DDA). Record and Cover NM.

Sor - Soler - Berganza - Moreno (guitar). Philips 411 030-1 1983. Record and Cover NM. $ 8

Alexander Zemlinsky:

Lyrische Symphonie - Lyrical Symphony

Julia Varady - Soprano
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - Bariton

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Lorin Maazel - Conductor

Deutsche Grammophon 2532 021 Digital Recording (DDA) - recorded 1982.

Record NM. Cover M-.

Zemlinsky - Lyrische - Varady - Fischer-Dieskau - Maazel. DG 2532 021. DDA. Record NM. Cover NM/M-. $ 10.

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Beethoven: Missa Solemnis, Op.123

Soloists: Emilia Petrescu (soprano) - Elena Cernel (mezzo-soprano) - Aurel Alexandrescu (tenor) - Alexandru Voinescu (bass)

Chorus and Symphony Orchestra of the George Enescu Philharmonic. Chorus master: Stefan Moresanu.

Constantin Silvestri - Conductor

To admirers of Constantin Silvestri's conducting the existence of this 2xLP gatefold edition of Missa Solemnis is well known. Yet it is a relatively rare item. It is originally a live performance, probably a radio recording, apparently from 1952, which was rerecorded to bring it to a higher level. Yet the sound quality does not match the standard which was common in the nineteen sixties and later.

The inside of the cover does not have liner notes or a booklet. It is possible that the records were issued without notes, or the former owner had lost any annotation. See Google Groups about this performance and recording.

Historic performance issued on Electrecord ST-ECE 011257 01158. Records are NM. Gatefold is NM.

Silvestri - Beethoven - Missa Solemnis - Soloists, George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus. 2x LP. Records NM. Cover NM. No liner notes. Electrecord ST-ECE 01157/8. $ 24.

 

Igor Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
(Psalmen Symphonie - Symphonie de Psaumes)

Zoltan Kodaly: Psalmus Hungaricus
(sung in German)

Ernst Haefliger - Tenor
RIAS Symphony Orchestra. RIAS Chamber and RIAS Boys Choir, RIAS Girls Choir, and St. Hedwig Cathedral Choir.

Ferenc Fricsay, conductor.

Deutsche Grammophon LPM 19073. Mono recording from 1955. No stereo exists. This issue Record EX- to EX+. Cover beautiful NM.

Kodaly - Stravinsky - Haefliger - Fricsay - RIAS. DGG LPM 19073. Record EX to M-. Cover NM. $ 8.

Cornelis van Dijk, tenor.
Lieder - Various Songs.

Für Dich allein - Liebesfeier - Still wie die Nacht - Aus der Jugendzeit - Rokoko-Liebeslied - Zauberlied - Es muss ein Wunderbares sein - Ein Ton - Am Rhein - Wieder möcht' ich dich begegnen.

Symphony Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio. Carl Michalski, conductor.

Rare Deutsche Grammophon LPE 17106 (1958) Alle Hersteller label. Record NM/M-. Cover VG. Writing on the back. Sticker damage on front at right upper corner.

Cornelis van Dijk - Songs - Bavaria Radio Orchestra - Michalski. DGG LPE 17 106. Record M-/NM. Cover VG. $ 15.

Beethoven: 25 Scottish Songs (Schottische Lieder) with accompaniement by Piano, Violin and Violoncello.

Renate Krahmer (soprano) - Ingeborg Springer (mezzo-soprano) - Eberhard Büchner (tenor) - Günther Leib (bariton)

Members of the Radio Chorus Leipzig, Van Ander (piano), Reinhard Ulbricht (violin), Joachim Bischof (cello).

Beethoven Scottish Songs - Various artists - Eterna 8 26 386 (P) 1972. Record NM. Cover M-. $ 15.

Peter Pears Sings music of Lutoslawski, Berkeley, and Bedford, conducted by the composers

Witold Lutoslawski: Jean-François Chabrun - Paroles Tissees

Lennox Berkeley: Pierre de Ronsard - Four Ronsard Sonnets

David Bedford: The Tentacles of the Dark Nebula

Peter Pears and the London Sinfonietta

Decca Headline HEAD 3. Record NM. Sleeve M-. Insert with texts NM to M- (Side Two). $ 17.

Also listed under 'avantgarde'

Lutoslawski - Berkeley - Bedford. Pears - London Sinfonietta. Decca Head 3. Cover M-. Record NM to M- (Side Two). Insert NM. $17.

Elly Ameling (Soprano)

accompanied by Pianist Rudolf Jansen

SERENATA

La Serenata (Tosti) - Ninna Nanna (Tedesco) - Weepe You No More, Sad Fountaines (Dowland) - Weep You No More (Quilter) - Watakushi No Kono Kami (Nakada) - Hat Dich Die Liebe Beruehrt (Marx) - Du Bist Wie Eine Blume (Schumann) - Verborgenheit (Wolf) - La Diva De L'empire (Satie) - L'amitie (Hahn) - La Vie Est Belle (Hahn) - Adies De L'hotesse Arabe (Bizet) - Viens! Les Gazons Sont Verts! (Gounod) - L'ile Heureuse (Chabrier) - Del Cabello Mas Sutil (Obradors) - El Vito (Obradors) - Niebla Portena (Cimaglia)

Philips - 412 216-1 Original Digital recording (DDA) from 1984

Ameling - Jansen - Serenata - Philips 412 216-1 - Record NM. Cover M-. $ 8.

Verdi :

Messe de Requiem

Messa da Requiem

Maria Caniglia (soprano),
Ebe Stignani (mezzo-soprano),
Beniamino Gigli (tenor),
Ezio Pinza (bass),
Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro dell' Opera di Roma,
Conductor: Tullio Serafin.

This is the French issue of this famous recording. Plates and pressings made in France date from around 1955. Released in the Series 'Les Grandes Collections'. Reference numbers FJLP 5002/5003.

This recording was made in the shellac era, in 1939. It is amazing how well the technique was for transferring 78 RPM recordings to the LP format. In that sense these two records are a collectors item.

Records are VG. But very well playable. The two individual covers are M-. Records still have the original paper inner sleeves. Small booklet with liner notes in French.

Serafin - Verdi Requiem - Caniglia, Stignani, Gigli, Pinza. Rome Opera. French Voix de son Maitre 2x individual lp. FJLP 5002/3. Records VG. Covers M-. $ 17.

 

Legendary Peter Anders sings Schubert

1. 'Winterreise' (D 911)

2. 8 Songs from 'Schwanengesang' (D 957)

3. 'Die Taubenpost' (D 965 A)

Michael Raucheisen at the piano.

Melodiya edition. Original historical recordings taken by the Russians in 1945. Restored by N. Andreeva.

2x LP pressed in 1985.

Reference number 41779 002

Liner notes in Russian only

Surprisingly good sound of these original 1940 recordings.

Anders - Raucheisen - Schubert - Melodiya 41779 002. Records NM. Cover NM. $ 17.

Dietrich Fischer Dieskau sings 16 Schubert Lieder

Sviatoslav Richter at the piano

Recorded Live at the 'Fêtes musicales en Touraine', 1978

Deutsche Grammophon 2530 988. Cover NM. Inlay NM. Record NM (pristine).

Fischer-Dieskau - Richter - Touraine - DG 2530 988. Record, inlay, cover NM. $15.

 

Leyla Gencer - Soprano - Recital
Marcelli Guerrini - Piano

Chopin: Polish melody
Zyczenie: Dumka - Wiosna - Wjak
Bellini: Il fervido desiderio - Dolente imagine di fille mia - Vaga lune che inargenti
Donizetti: La mère et l'enfant - La corrispondenza amorosa - A mezzanotte
Rossini: La promessa - L'orgia - La danza (Tarentella)

Cetra LPL 69003. Opera/75 Vol/3. Italian Fonit/Cetra issue. Recordings produced in 1975. Record NM. Cover NM. Liner notes in Italian only.

Gencer-Recital-Guerrini. Chopin. Zyczenie. Bellini. Donizetti. etc. Fonit Cetra LPL 69005. Record NM. Cover NM. $ 12.

Contralto Carol Smith Sings with Renasto Cellini at the Piano

Schubert: Ständchen - Im Frühling - Gretchen am Spinnrade - Auf dem Wasser zu Singen - Im Abdnroth - Nacht und Träume - Rastlose Liebe

Brahms: Der Tod, das ist die kühle Nacht - O wüsst ich doch den Weg Zurück - Meine Liebe ist grün - Ach wende diesen Blick - Es Träumte mir - Wiegenlied - Liebestreu - Immer leiser Wind - Der Schmied

RCA Victor Bluebird Classics - Building a Library - Only general liner notes to the Series by Irving Kolodon

Carol Smith - Schubert snd Brahms - RCA Bluebird Library Series LBC 1071 - Cover NM. Record VG+ to VG++. $ 8.

Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde - The Song of the Earth (Side One to Three) - Three Rückert Songs (Side Four)

Kathleen Ferrier, contralto
Julius Patzak, tenor
Bruno Walter conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra


Decca LXT 2721-2722 - First released in October 1952 as indicated in The Gramophone LP Classical Record Catalogue - Issued in the US on London LL 625/6 in the fall of 1954

This issue is the original UK release from April 1954 (1 1/2 years later) as indicated on the back of the cover

First orange labels with gold lettering.
2 LP's in separate flipback covers.

Record surfaces VG.
Sound signal VG+ to EX after so many years.
Quality of reproduction depends on cartridge, shape of needle tip, playback characteristic and settings of the treble tone control. See: RIAA

Mahler - Song of the Earth - 3 Rückert Songs - Ferrier, Patzak, VPO - Walter - Decca LXT 2721/2 - VG to VG+. Covers As New. $ 50.

Sergei Rachmaninoff: THE BELLS - Poem for Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and Soloists

Serge Larin (tenor). Natalia Mikhailova (soprano), Yuri Mazurok (baritone)
USSR (CCCP) Bolshoi Theatre Chorus (Alexander Lykov)
Moscow Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra conducted by Dmitri Kitaenko.

Rachmaninoff - The Bells - Kitaenko - Melodiya A10 00171 008. Record NM. Cover NM. $ 8.

Premiere Recording of the complete music for Ibsen's Dramatic Poem

Edward Grieg: Peer Gynt

Toril Carlsen, soprano - Asbjorn Hansli, baritone - Vessa Hanssen, mezzo-soprano - Kare Bjorkoy, tenor

Oslo Philharmonic Chorus and London Symphony Orchestra. Per Dreier, conductor.

Extraordinary performance and technically very well recorded. Unicorn RHS 361/2. Records M-. Cover NM.

Grieg - Peer Gynt - Unicorn 2x LP in gatefold - HS 361/362 - Records VG++.Cover NM. $ 14.

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The meny voices of Cathy Berberian

Monteverdi, Debussy, Cage, Bussotti, McCartney/Lenon, Gershwin, Berberian.

Cathy Berberian with pianist Bruno Canino.

Berberian Voices, Canino, Wergo WER 60054. Sleeve NM, Record VG+. $ 7.

Anton Bruckner:

Requiem in D minor (1849)
Four Orchestral Pieces (1862)

Barbara Yates - Soprano
Sylvia Swan - Contralto
John Steel - Tenor
Colin Wealthy - Bass
The Alexandra Choir - Conductor Charles Proctor
Robert Munns - Organ
London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Hans-Hubert Schönzeler

Unicorn UNS 210 from 1970. Record EX. Cover NM.

Apparently the Requiem is a work that is not easily recorded because of the coincidences of choir, orchestra and brass instruments in the venue that was chosen. Skills and abilities of technicians are important. The audible quality of this disc depends much on the audio set in use. Hence this is an item for the collector of Bruckner performances, not of the high fidelity enthousiast.

Bruckner-Requiem-Orchestral Pieces. Soloists-London Philharmonic-Schönzeler. Unicorn UNS 210. Record EX.Cover NM. $ 7.

Nicolai Gedda sings Beethoven: Liebeslieder (Love Songs)
Jan Eyron at the piano

Gedda - Beethoven Love Songs - German EMI Electrola Gold Label C 063-28 520 Record EX to NM and cover NM $ 15.

Teresa Berganza - LP - Festkonzert - PRIVATE ISSUE - Limited edition.

Teresa Berganza sings two arias by Mozart (Porto, Porto - Voi che sapete) and two by Bizet (Seguidilla, Habanera).
Other tracks are compositions of Haydn (Overture) and Chorusses from operas by by Mozart, Wagner, Beethoven, and Verdi, and Farandole (Bizet).

Bayer Male Chorus, Bayer Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Hermannjosef Rübben.

Label: TST 78 321. Record and cover EX to NM. German pressing. This edition for Bayer Farma Division in the Netherlands.

Teresa Berganza - Mozart etc. - Bayer TST 78 321 - Promotional disc - Cover NM. Record EX $ 7.

Music composed by Ernest Ansermet, Jean Binet, and Igor Strawinksy on Poems and Texts by C.F. Ramuz (author of A Soldier's Tale).

Igor Strawinsky: Piece for String Quartet (Pièce pour quatuor a cordes) dedicated to Ernest Ansermet

Ernest Ansermet: Chansons (Les Diablerets) for Baritone and Seven Instruments, dedicated to Charles-Albert Cingria

Igor Strawinksy: Chansons plaisantes for Soprano and 8 Instruments - Berceuses du chat for Female Voice and Three Clarinets.

Jean Binet: Chansons for Baritone and Eight Instruments.

Basia Retchitzka (soprano), Philippe Huttenlocher (baritone), Collegium Academicum de Genève, Robert Dunand, conductor.

Gallo 30-214. Swiss pressing. Stereo. Record NM. Cover NM. (At left Strawinsky and Ramuz, and Strawinsky and Ansermet). Quality performances, very well recorded by Claude Maréchaux on a Stellamaster. Sung in French. Also listed under 'avantgarde'.

Ansermet - Strawinsky - Binet - Ramuz - Retchitzka - Huttenlocher - Dunand. Gallo 30-214. Record NM. Cover NM. $19

Birgit Nilsson sings Beethoven, Weber and Mozart arias.

Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Heinz Wallberg.

Columbia SAX 2284. Record and cover NM.

Stunning sound recording.

Nilsson, recital, SAX 2284 Blue Silver. NM- $ 90.

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