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October 2012 NEW RELEASES


Music and Arts

CD-1262(2) BRUNO WALTER'S BRUCKNER: THE EARLIEST RECORDINGS. CD 1: Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major (WAB 104), ("Romantic") NBC Symphony Orchestra, February 10, 1940; Studio 8-H (live broadcast) CD 2: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D, K. 385, ("Haffner") NYPSO, February 6, 1944, Carnegie Hall (live broadcast) [previously unissued], and Symphony No.9 in d (WAB 109) Philadelphia Orchestra, February 28, 1948, Academy of Music (live broadcast) [previously unissued] Restoration engineer: Aaron Z. Snyder (2012); Notes: Mark W. Kluge. TT: 1 hr 40 min. UPC # 0-17685-12622-2.

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Buzz: Just as much as he was a champion of Mahler, Bruno Walter was an advocate for Bruckner's music during his American years, at a time when the Austrian mystic's works were believed to have severe structural flaws and were rarely programmed. In fact, for a 1933 guest appearance with the New York Philharmonic, Walter performed Bruckner's Fifth, then a novelty, and after his forced immigration in 1939, he frequently and persuasively played the relatively unknown Fourth, Seventh, and Ninth Symphonies. We are fortunate to be able to present here two of his early public performances of Bruckner from broadcast recordings in the best possible sound.


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New release: CD-1225 (8) Szymon Goldberg: The Centenary Collection - Vol. II: Commercial Recordings, 1932-1951. BACH:Violin Con. No. 1 in A: G. Jones, hpschd., W. Susskind, Philh. Orch. (1951); Violin Con. No. 2 in : E. Lush, hpschd., W. Susskind, Philh. Orch. (1948); Brandenburg Con. No. 1 in : A. Melichar, Berlin PO (1933); Brandenburg Con. No. 2 in F: A. Melichar, Berlin PO (1932); Brandenburg Con. No. 4 in G: A.Melichar, Berlin PO (1933); HANDEL:Vn. Son. in D, Op ,1 No 13: Gerald Moore, piano (1947); HAYDN:Vn. Con. No 1 in C; W. Susskind, Philh. Orch. (1947); Qt. No 17 in F, Op, 3 No 5 (exc.); BPO Qt. (1932); Piano Trio in F# , H. XV:2; Piano Trio in C, H. XV:27; Piano Trio in Eb, H. XV:29: Lili Kraus, p; Anthony Pini, vc, (1939); PARADIS: (arr. Dushkin):Sicilienne Árpád Sándor, piano (1932); MOZART:Vn Con. No 3 in G, K216: Walter Susskind, Philh. Orch. (1951); Vn Con. No 4 in D, K218: Walter Susskind, Philharmonia Orchestra (1951);Vn Con. No 5 in A, K 219: Adagio P. Kletzki, Berlin PO Members (1932);Duo for Vn and Va No 1 in G, K423: Frederick Riddle, viola (1948); Duo for Vn and Va No 2 in Bb, K424: Paul Hindemith, viola (1934); Vn Son. in C, K29: Lili Kraus, piano (1935); Vn Son. in F, K377; Vn Son. in Bb, K378; Vn Son. in G, K379*;Vn Son. in Eb, K380: Lili Kraus, piano (*1935) & (1937); Vn Son. in C, K404;Vn Son. in Eb, K481*: Lili Kraus, piano (*1936) & (1937); (arr. Kreisler):Ser. No 7 in D, K250 with piano (1937); BEETHOVEN: Vn Son. No. 2 in A, Op. 12, No. 2; Vn Son. No. 5 in F, Op. 24, 'Spring' Lili Kraus, piano (1936); Vn Son. No. 6 in A, Op. 30, No. 1; Vn Son. No. 9 in A, 'Kreutzer';Vn Son. No. 10 in G, Op. 96*: Lili Kraus, piano (1936) & (*1937); String Trio in D, Op. 8: Paul Hindemith, v Vn a; Emanuel Feuermann, vc (1934); Qt in A, Op. 18, No. 5: Andante cant. Berlin PO Quartet (1932); Sept. in Eb, Op. 29: Adagio cant.: Berlin PO Chamber Ensemble (1932); DVOŘÁK: Quart. No. 12 in F, Op. 96: Lento Berlin PO Quartet (1932); (arr. Kreisler):Slav. Dance in e, Op. 46, No. 2: Árpád Sándor, piano (1932); HINDEMITH:String Trio No. 2 (1933):Paul Hindemith, va; Emanuel Feuermann, vc (1934) Notes: Tully Potter (2012) Audio Restoration Engineer: Mark Obert-Thorn (2012) Project funded in part by the Fidelity Fndn. Total time: 9 hrs 52 min. UPC # 0-17685-12252-1 Special offer: 8 CDs for the price of 6.

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Buzz: Recordings were made of Szymon Goldberg (1909-1993) over virtually a 60-year period. It must have been one of the longest studio careers of any violinist – it was certainly one of the most consistent in quality. The present set gathers up all the 78rpm material, which itself covers some two decades and presents the violinist in repertoire to which he did not return in later years, such as string quartets, string trios and string duos. An earlier volume (Music & Arts CD-1223, 8 CDs) presented Goldberg's best live recordings.

Despite an often difficult life, Goldberg had an extraordinary ability to project a balanced view of the music he played. He was the archetypal Classical violinist and in his everyday life, behaved exactly as he played – a rare gift. In person, he was diminutive and soft-spoken. On stage, he never hectored the audience through his violin or pulled the music about to create an effect. Taking the view that the composer knew best, he did not impose an egotistical interpretation. Rather, he sought out the quiet centre of the piece he was playing and let his performance grow out of that. It followed that he was a great Mozart violinist, possibly the finest of the last century. He was, perhaps, at his best in chamber music, well represented here; but he was also an assured soloist and made a few excellent concerto recordings in the 78rpm era.

Volume I of this Goldberg project (CD-1223) was released in 2010 and was named a Musicweb International Record of the Year and earned a gold medal from Diapason Magazine.



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