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Dimitri Mitropoulos, Conductor
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
 

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony  Nš 2 in C Minor "Little Russian"
BRAHMS: Variations on the Theme by Haydn
BEETHOVEN:Leonore Overturre Nš 3; Coriolanus Overture  
WEBER: Jubilee Overture

$12.00 per CD
MONO
High Quality mp3 Sample here

 

Superb Mitropoulos recordings of the 1940's and all carefully transferred.  We learned the "Little Russian" from this wonderful recording way back in the.......  A best seller.   
 

Arthur Fiedler, Conductor
Boston Pops Orchestra
 

MR. STRAUSS COMES TO BOSTON  - Music Johann Strauss, Jr. 
SULLIVAN: Overture to "Iolanthe"
Reznicek: Donna Diana Overture
WEBER: Abu Hasan Overture

$12.00 per CD
MONO
High Quality mp3 Sample here

 

This rather rare recording of 1954 commemorates, by way of waltzes and polkas, the 1872 visit to Boston by the the famous Waltz King.    Arthur Fiedler reproduced the program somewhat by recording the music in Symphony Hall, Boston.  The sound is mono but very up-to-date with much of the legendary Symphony Hall acoustics.  Included is a short story with more details of the visit which did include 20,000 musicians!   We added some Fielder 45 rpm favorites to fill up the CD.   
 

Charles Munch, Conductor
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Gary Graffman, pianist

CHOPIN: Piano Concerto  1 in E Minor, Op. 11
MENDELSSOHN: Capriccio Brillant 

$12.00 per CD
STEREO
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here

 

Both recorded at Symphony Hall, Boston in 1960.  Splendid collaboration and beautifully transferred from a new condition RCA Plum Label VIctrola LP.   Proper balance between piano and orchestra has been achieved with this unique release.  
 
 

                                            Leslie Jones Haydn Symphonies Series

CZECH PHILHARMONIC
WIND INSTRUMENTS
ENSEMBLE

MOZART:
Serenade Nš 10  in B Flat Major ("Gran Partita"), K. 361
Serenade Nš 11 in E Flat Major,  K. 375
Serenade Nš 12 in C Minor ("Nacht Musique"), K. 388

$20.00 / 2 CD SET
STEREO
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Too often we get too used to what certain instruments should sound like. Or,  American orchestras seem to all sound the same there days.   The Czech Philharmonic, on the other hand,  has maintained its unique playing, phrasing and rhythmic traditions and this CD is another proof of how wonderful and truly special that sound is as highlighted by their woodwind players on this CD transfer. The result is Mozart Wind Music for the gods.  

Charles Munch, Conductor
Boston Symphony Orchestra

SCHUMANN: Symphony 1 "Spring" 
HAYDN: Symphony 103 "Drum Roll"

$12.00 per CD
MONO

 

More MUNCH Boston Symphony!  Early 1950's
Schumann: Symphony No. 1 "Spring" (rec. April 25, 1951)
Haydn: Symphony No. 103, "Drum Roll" (rec. December 26/27, 1950)
Each work was transferred from mint LPs to CD. 
mp3 CD sample of SCHUMANN here  mp3 CD sample of HAYDN here

Charles Munch, Conductor
Boston Symphony Orchestra

BRAHMS: Symphony 4
HAYDN
: Symphony 104, "London"

$12.00 per CD
MONO

The April 1950 mono recordings of Brahms Symphony No. 4th and Haydn Symphony No. 104, "London" are now on one CD.... at last.    This Brahms 4th ranks high on the list of historic recordings and  is a more zestful performance than the RCA stereo version which was to come 8 years later.  The Haydn will make you ask the question?  Why didn't Munch record more Haydn? Source materials were "never played condition" LPs - first edition plum labels with gold printing. These are NOT present day "polite" performances. mp3 sample of BRAHMS here    mp3 sample of HAYDN here

 

Charles Munch, Conductor
Boston Symphony Orchestra

BEETHOVEN: Symphony 7 in A Major, Op.92

$12.00 per CD
MONO
High Quality mp3 Sample
here

The first recording with Charles Munch and the Boston Symphony in an electrifying performance of Beethoven's 7th Symphony! Recorded December 19, 1949.  The Golden Age Tradition of the BSO sound is full tilt in this recording with horns in open perspective much like Munch/BSO live.   This CD transfer is an absolute must!  A best seller!  

Hermann Scherchen, Conductor
Vienna State Opera Orch.

BEETHOVEN: Overtures- Prometheus, Name Day, Ruins of Athens, King Stephen, Coriolan, Egmont, the 3 Leonore Overtures , Fidelio,  Consecration of the House 

$20.00 / 2 CD SET
MONO
High Quality mp3 Sample  here

Mint Red label Westminster LPs are the source of this outstanding Hermann Scherchen 2CD Release.  We added the Egmont Overture  just to make this super-charged Beethoven 2 CD set complete. You may be wondering what the present day Scherchen craze is all about, well, order this 2 CD set to find out why.  
 

 

Sir Adrian Boult 
Conductor

Philharmonic Promenade Orchestra

MENDELSSOHN: Symphony Nš 3 "Scottish"
DELIBES: Coppelia and Sylvia Ballet Excerpts

$12.00 per CD
MONO
High Quality mp3 Sample here

These recordings are from the high powered dynamic range Westminster LAB LPs in prime condition giving the listener an aural perspective similar to that of Sir Adrian standing and listening on the podium. Unique performances.    

 

Sir Adrian Boult 
Conductor

Philharmonic Promenade Orchestra

HOLST: The Planets

$12.00 per CD
MONO
High Quality mp3 Sample here

This recording is from one of those high powered dynamic range Westminster LAB LP's in prime condition giving the listener an aural perspective similar to that of Sir Adrian standing and listening on the podium. It's a unique performance.  The orchestra is actually the London Philharmonic.   

Leslie Jones Haydn Symphonies Series

Sir Adrian Boult 
Conductor

Philharmonic Promenade Orchestra

MUSIC OF RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
English Folksong Suite; Norfolk Rhapsody
Fantasia on "Greensleeves"; Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis

$12.00 per CD
MONO
High Quality mp3 Sample here

These recordings were taken from a mint condition red label, top selling Westminster LP released in the early 1950's.  Transferred with ultimate care to bring forth the outstanding sound of this release. It was a bass test recording back then and surely could be one now.  It's a must have CD transfer. The Thomas Tallis here is the best version Boult recorded. 

 

Antal Dorati, Conductor
London Symphony Orchestra

MOZART: Symphony 40 in G Minor, KV. 543
HAYDN: Symphony
45 in F# Minor  "Farewell
"

 $12.00 per CD
STEREO
High Quality mp3 Sample here

Two familiar works recorded in Watford Town Hall, UK, sensitive with woodwinds, French horns in a perfect balance with the strings.  Moderate tempi  ...They way it should be.  This is a Mercury "Living Presence" Stereo Recording and has superb sound.   This is one of the rarest Mercury recordings and never officially released on CD.    
 

 

Antal Dorati, Conductor
Minneapolis Symphony
Orchestra

RESPIGHI: Pines of Rome
RESPIGHI: Fountains of Rome

$12.00 per CD
MONO
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This is the companion disc of the CD offered above.  Antal Dorati pulling out all the stops again by way of the Minneapolis SO. Also recorded in 1953 and is very good in all respects.  The Apian Way Pines music is played so deliberately as though Dorati not only envisioned Roman Legions marching on the famous road but all the tormenta (war machinery) being hauled along too with prominent and growling low brass. It's in a class by itself.  Dynamic range is spectacular. This LP to CD transfer, as below, is outstanding in every way.

 ERNST MAERZENDORFER Haydn Symphonies mp3 Series ($2.00 each)

Antal Dorati, Conductor
Minneapolis Symphony
Orchestra

RESPIGHI: Roman Festivals
RESPIGHI: Church Windows

$12.00 per CD
MONO
High Quality mp3 Sample here

The famous HiFi Demo Record is back boasting some of some of  the most unusual music ever composed with Antal Dorati pulling out all the stops by way of the Minneapolis SO. This was a Mercury Living Presence spectacular of 1953. Audio fanatics wanted to have that MSO gong - in the Church Windows - to break forth in their living rooms. We wonder how many living room windows broke as a result. This LP to CD transfer is outstanding in every way. A best seller!   

 

Georg Ratzinger, 
Conductor

Bavarian Radio Orchestra Regensburg Boy Choir

SCHUBERT: Mass Nš 5 in A-flat
Soloist: Maria Stader, soprano; Marga Hoeffgen, alto; Ernst Haefliger, tenor; Hermann Uhde, bass

$12.00 per CD
STEREO
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Back in the catalog by popular demand. Truly a labor of love on all fronts: music, performance, recording and this transfer from a "tulip" DG LP. This is a must have if only for the well-paced and reverential, massive "AMEN" fugue ending the Gloria with and awe inspiring sense of tempo filled with reverence and recorded in the Regensburg Cathedral.  The conductor here is Pope Benedict's older brother. Listen to a long mp3 excerpt.   

 

Antal Dorati, Conductor
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

RICHARD STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben ("A Hero's Life") 

$12.00 per CD
MONO
High Quality mp3 Sample here

The Strauss Ein Heldenleben is an early 1953 mono Mercury Living Presence recording with superb violin solo work of Raphael Druian.  The brass playing is very special here, the battle music leaves nothing behind with trombones blasting forth.  A must have!  
 

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