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The Barylli Quartet
Wilhelm Huebner, viola

BEETHOVEN: Quartet in B Flat Major, Op. 18, N 6 
BEETHOVEN: Quintet in C Major Op. 29 ("Storm") 
BEETHOVEN: Quartet N 13 in B Flat Major, Op. 130
BEETHOVEN: Quartet N 14 in C Sharp Minor, Op. 131

$20.00 / 2 CD set


These performances are absolute perfection! We paid small fortune to acquire the super-quiet Westminster red label LP to make this long awaited re-release and we are thrilled with the results, superb chamber music recordings from Vienna. 

ERNST MAERZENDORFER Haydn Symphonies mp3 Series ($2.00 each)

Ernest Ansermet,       Pierre Monteux   Conductors

BERLIOZ Symphony Fantastique (all 5 movements) - Ansermet
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" (2nd movement) - Monteux

$12.00 per CD

Both rehearsals are in French but don't let that put you off.  Both conductors convey what they want by a great deal of singing musical phrases along with Italian,  the language of music.   To listen to both of these giants at work is very fascinating. Ansermet rehearses his Suisse Romande Orchestra and Monteux rehearses the Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam.  The psychology of persuasion used by Monteux is not only effective but amusing.   ALL IN STEREO

Hans Rosbaud,

HAYDN L'Isola Disabilata Overture
      Munich Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1944)
HAYDN Symphony N 88 in G Major
      Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1944)
D. CIMAROSA  Concerto for Two Flutes $ Orchestra
     Munich Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1945)
BRAHMS  Rhapsody for Alto, Male Chorus and Orchestra
      Irmgard Bart, alto
      Strasburg Radio Chorus & Orchestra (rec. 1942)

$12.00 per CD


Exceptional recordings and most taken from early reel to reel tape, all boasting superior sound for the time.  This is a must recording for anyone, especially Rosbaud enthusiasts. 

     Leslie Jones Haydn Symphonies Series

Eugene Ormandy,

Philadelphia Orchestra

ALBNIZ: Iberia (Complete)

$12.00 per CD

One of the very last mono only Columbia recordings of the Philadelphia Orchestra, first issued in 1956 on a two LP set featuring all 12 Albniz "Iberia" tone poems about Spain as arranged for orchestra. Ormandy was very much at home with this music and the orchestra responds with all the brilliance and lushness one would expect from the Philadelphians.  
HQ MP3 sample 

Eugene Ormandy, Conductor
Philadelphia Orchestra
E. Power Biggs, organist

TCHAIKOVSKY: Swan Lake Excerpts
SAINT-SA√čNS: Symphony No. 3 "Organ"

$12.00 per CD

Recorded in 
Symphony Hall, Boston

Here are two Philadelphia Orchestra favorites on one CD! Why favorites? Three special reasons: 1 - very spirited performances; 2 - Both recordings were made in the sublime acoustics of Symphony Hall, Boston  and 3 - the exceptionally good mono sound. The orchestra was recorded on stage and the full breadth of the hall is captured. TT: 78 minutes!   A best seller!  E. Power Biggs plays the Aeolian-Skinner Symphony Hall Organ.  Many consider this perfoamance as Biggs' best 'Organ Symphony' recording.
HQMP3 sample of Tchaikovsky here  HQ MP3  sample of Saint-Sans here

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Jacques Ibert, Conductor
The Orchestra of the
Paris Opera

Les Amours de Jupiter   Based upon the Metamorphoses of Ovid 

$12.00 per CD

Les Amours de Jupiter was composed in 1945 and is quite typical of the composer.  Escales composed in 1922 is Ibert's  most famous work.  The music is performed with French orchestra incisiveness and with the usual strong brass and prominent, individual-sounding woodwinds.   I clean Capitol Wakefield pressing is the source of this transfer to CD.     HQ MP3 sample here

Hermann Scherchen, Conductor
Akademie Kammerchor
Vienna State Opera Orch.

MOZART:  Requiem  K. 626
Magda Laszlo,soprano; Hilde Rssel Majdan, contralto; 
Petre Munteanu, tenor; Richard Standen, bass

$12.00 per CD

This music has been kicked around as background music for TV ads and the like, as if the creators could care less about the actual word translation of a Requiem Mass.  Sad to say, many conductors who have recorded this music suffer from the very same ailment.  What we have here, however, is no failure to communicate.  Scherchen has latched on to the meaning and interprets it by way of Mozart.  What a difference care can make.  Truly a labor of love on all fronts: music, performance, recording and this transfer.   HQ MP3 sample here

  Leslie Jones Haydn Symphonies Series

Hermann Scherchen, Conductor
Magda Laszlo, soprano
Fred Liewehr, narrator

Vienna State Opera Orch.

(Complete Incidental Music to Gothe's play)

$12.00 per CD

Back in the catalog by popular demand. Truly a labor of love on all fronts: music, performance, recording and this transfer. The performance will leave you "limp-jawed"! The best "Egmont" music ever recorded, hands down. The narration is thoughtful and void of senseless hysteria.   Up-to-date dynamic rage and very good mono sound. \ HQ MP3 sample here


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