We are proud to announce below the latest release of Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions. This specialist label is devoted to the release on CD of unusual out-of-copyright recordings which are of interest to collectors world-wide.
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Gaetano Donizetti: Anna Bolena
Anna: Elena Souliotis / Giovanna: Marilyn Horne / Smeton: Janet Baker / Percy: Plácido Domingo / Hervey: Emilio Beleval / Enrico: Carlo Cava / Rochefort: Raymond Gibbs / Opera Orchestra and Chorus of New York / Henry Lewis, conductor (in-house recording of the concert performance given by the American Opera Society at Carnegie Hall, New York, on 15 November 1966).
One of the great nights in the post-war operatic history of New York! Both Elena Souliotis and Marilyn Horne are on blistering form as the two main protagonists. The outstanding supporting cast includes Janet Baker, Plácido Domingo (New York debut) and Carlo Cava giving their all and more. The greatly underestimated Henry Lewis conducts with tremendous vigour and the sound is very good. Definitely not to be missed.
CRQ Editions CRQ CD334-335 (2 CDs)
Zdenĕk Chalabala conducts ‘Má Vlast’
Smetana: Má vlast (My Homeland): Set of six symphonic poems: Vyšehrad (The High Castle); Vltava (The Moldau); Šárka; Z českých luhů a hájů (From Bohemia’s Woods and Fields); Tábor; Blaník / Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra / Zdenĕk Chalabala, conductor
The great Czech conductor Zdenĕk Chalabala, was a contemporary of Břetislav Bakala in Brno. After successfully taking the Prague National Theatre company to Moscow in 1956 he developed a notable career in Russia. This recording from the early 1960s was published by Arecamedia, Prague, in 2001, as licensed from Ostankino, Moscow. It is an extremely good performance, in fine sound, with all the key hallmarks of Chalabala’s conducting: terrific drive and sweep which brings Smetana’s vital masterpiece vividly to life.
CRQ Editions CRQ CD336 (1 CD)
Sir Malcolm Sargent at the Proms
Handel: Alcina: Tornami a Vagheggiar; Di Cor Mio; Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor: Regnava nel silenzio* (13.08.1960); Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor: movements 1 and 2 (12.09.1957); Walton: Belshazzar’s Feast** (31.07.1957): Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 (08. 09. 1962)***; Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 (03.09. 1964) / *Joan Sutherland, soprano; **Dennis Noble, baritone; BBC Choral Society, BBC Chorus, chorus-master: Leslie Woodgate; Royal Choral Society;
***Shura Cherkassky, piano / BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sir Malcolm Sargent, conductor
(recordings of BBC broadcasts direct from the Royal Albert Hall, London).
Sir Malcolm Sargent was most famous for his work as chief conductor of the annual BBC Promenade Concerts held at the Royal Albert Hall, London. This two CD set presents a highly representative sample of his work there: pride of place must go to the recently discovered recording of the first two movements from Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, from 1957 (in outstanding sound), Shura Cherkassky’s whirlwind reading of Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto from 1962, and a vigorous Beethoven Seventh Symphony from 1964. In addition the set contains three arias sung by Joan Sutherland in the year after her Covent Garden breakthrough. and one of Sargent’s great signature choral works, Walton’s epic ‘Belshazzar’s Feast’. Produced by Mark Hood.
CRQ Editions CRQ CD337-338 (2 CDs)
Honegger conducts ‘Le Roi David’
Arthur Honegger: Le Roi David, Symphonic Psalm in three parts - Janine Micheau (soprano); Janine Collard (mezzo-soprano); Pierre Mollet (baritone); Jean Hervé (narrator); Chorale Elisabeth Brasseur; L’Orchestre National de la Radioffusion Française; Arthur Honegger, conductor (from the original London / Ducretet-Thomson LPs published in 1954)
Honegger’s Symphonic Psalm ‘Le Roi David’, constructed out of incidental music written for a Swiss drama group, is one of this composer’s most convincing works, no more so than in this authoritative recording directed by the composer himself and recorded shortly before his death in 1955. The French Radio recording is excellent for its time. Produced in conjunction with Alan Sanders.
CRQ Editions CRQ CD339 (1 CD)
The Saga years, Vol. 2: Maurice Cole plays Bach’s ‘48’. Book 1.
J. S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier: Book 1: Preludes and Fugues Nos. 1 -24 / Maurice Cole, piano (from the original Classics Club LPs published in 1961)
One of the most ambitious undertakings of Marcel Rodd, the director of Classics Club and Saga Records, was the publication in 1961of a complete recording of Bach’s 48 Preludes and Fugues played by the veteran British pianist Maurice Cole on six LPs. The result, which appears never to have been re-released on CD, fully justified Rodd’s initiative and was hailed by The Gramophone for its ‘unfailing musicality, control of part playing, complete accuracy, admirably firm rhythm, and an avoidance of all posturing and pretentiousness.’ Now almost sixty years later we re-release the first volume of this significant undertaking. Produced by Damian Rogan.
CRQ Editions CRQ CD340-341 (2 CDs)
Argo Records – the early years, Vol. 1: Busoni and Bartók
Busoni: Sonata No. 2 for Piano and Violin, Op. 36a / Max Rostal, violin; Noel Mewton-Wood, piano; Bartók: Sonata for two pianos and percussion / Wilfrid Parry, Iris Loveridge, pianos; Gilbert Webster, Jack Lees, percussion; directed by Richard Austin (from the original Argo LPs of the early 1950s)
Argo Records was one of the very first independent labels to flourish in London after the Second World War: its repertoire was decidedly eclectic for the time, and included many performances now justly regarded as classics. These included Max Rostal and Noel Mewton-Wood’s insightful account of Busoni’s Second Violin Sonata, and the powerful reading of Bartok’s Sonata for two Pianos and percussion, directed by conductor Richard Austin.
CRQ Editions CRQ CD342 (1 CD)
Benjamin Britten: The Turn of the Screw
Prologue: Ian Partridge / Governess: Peggy Bouveret / Mrs. Gross: Joyce Castle / Miles: James Maguire / Flora: Sandrine Piau / Quint: Ian Partridge / Miss Jessell: Bernadette Antoine / Instrumental Ensemble of the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France / Julius Rudel, conductor (recording of the BBC broadcast of 18 January 1981)
An extremely rare recording of a concert performance of Britten’s haunting opera from Paris given in 1981. The cast features a number of outstanding role exponents, including British tenor Ian Partridge as The Prologue and Quint, the American soprano Peggy Bouveret as the Governess, and American mezzo-soprano Joyce Castle as Mrs. Gross. With veteran opera maestro Julius Rudel conducting, the result is a gripping interpretation of this modern masterpiece caught in excellent sound from French Radio.
CRQ Editions CRQ CD343-344 (2 CDs)
Denis Matthews and Hans Swarowsky: the two great Mozart minor key piano concertos
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466; Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491 / Denis Matthews, piano / Vienna State Opera Orchestra / Hans Swarowsky, conductor (from the original Vanguard stereo LPs)
Denis Matthews’ Viennese recordings for Vanguard of the two Mozart minor key piano concertos, aided by the insightful conducting of veteran Han Swarowsky, have long been recognised as amongst the finest interpretations of these extraordinary masterpieces ever captured on record. These landmark recordings have now been freshly and finely transferred from the original stereo LPs. This is British pianism at its peak.
CRQ Editions CRQ CD345 (1 CD)
Willi Boskovsky directs Viennese Dance Music, 1783-1867, for Chamber Ensemble: the complete Vanguard recordings
48 items of music by Lanner, the Strauss family, Schubert, Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart and many others performed on the scale that these composers themselves would have expected. Willi Boskovsky leads his own ensemble composed of Vienna Philharmonic principals from the era of 1958-1961. These are glowingly beautiful performances in a style no longer to be heard anywhere. The set is a complete assembly on 3 CDs (sold for the price of 2) of the 5 LPs produced by Vanguard which were one of the highlights of the early stereo era, both musically and technically. Produced by Graham Silcock.
CRQ Editions CRQ CD346-348 (3 CDs sold for the price of 2)
The Haydn Society: early recordings: Nelson Mass and Symphonies Nos. 22 and 35
Haydn: Missa Solemnis in D minor ('Lord Nelson Mass') Hob. XXII: 11*; Symphonies No. 22 in E flat ‘ Philosopher’, and No. 35 in B flat; * Lisa della Casa, soprano; Elisabeth Höngen, mezzo-soprano; Horst Taubmann, tenor; George London, bass; Vienna Academy Chorus / Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Jonathan Sternberg, conductor (from the original Haydn Society LPs)
The first LP account of Haydn’s Nelson Mass is arguably also its greatest recording. Jonathan Sternberg adopts a decidedly monumental approach to this great work which brings out every aspect of Haydn’s genius, aided by a fine quartet of soloists led by the outstanding Lisa della Casa. The recordings of the Symphonies Nos. 22 (‘Philosopher’) and 35 were also first recordings and well illustrate Haydn performance practice in the immediate post-war period in Vienna.
CRQ Editions CRQ CD349 (1 CD)
The San Francisco Opera: the Kurt Adler era, 1960-1982
The collected Mike Richter CD-ROMs brought together on one DVD-ROM, devoted to recordings from the San Francisco Opera chronicling the era when conductor Kurt Herbert Adler was in charge of this fine opera company. This DVD-ROM contains over 60 complete opera recordings in good mp3 sound, many with exemplary casts and interesting conductors. During this period the San Francisco Opera certainly gave the Metropolitan Opera in New York a run for its money, and here is the aural evidence. Comes with booklet giving complete cast details. CRQ Editions CRQ DVD11 (1 DVD-ROM and booklet) £15 including postage and packing.
Břetislav Bakala conducts Janáček: the legendary Brno Radio broadcasts of the operas, together with other recordings
This DVD-ROM brings together in mp3 format all the major Janáček operas, as well as other music by Janáček, including the legendary 1949 recording of Taras Bulba, conducted by the composer’s close disciple, Břetislav Bakala. Includes a 40-page monograph on the subject by noted Janacek scholar Nigel Simeone. CRQ Editions CRQ DVD10 (1 DVD-ROM and monograph) £15 including postage and packing.
Sir Thomas Beecham conducts opera live, 1936-1958
The vast majority of Beecham’s live opera recordings from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (1930s and 1950s), the Metropolitan Opera, New York (1940s), the BBC (1940s and 1950s) and the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires (1958) - 31 different operas in total, either complete or extracts where no full recording exists, on one DVD-ROM in mp3 format. CRQ Editions CRQ DVD9 (1 DVD-ROM) £12 including postage and packing.
Sir Thomas Beecham’s second, 1956, BBC broadcast of Bizet’s ‘La Jolie Fille de Perth’, starring Mattiwilda Dobbs as Catherine, Alexander Young as Henry and Anna Pollak as Mab. Omitted from our ‘Beecham conducts Opera Live’ DVD-ROM (above), now at last located, and offered as a free download and as an early Christmas present to all CRQ Editions customers!
Three cycles of Wagner’s ‘Der Ring des Nibelungen’ from the Bayreuth Festival: Joseph Keilberth, 1952; Hans Knappertsbusch, 1957; Lorin Maazel, 1968
Three Ring cycles from the Bayreuth Festival conducted by different but equally powerful interpreters of this masterpiece. This DVD-ROM presents all three cycles complete in good sound, encoded in mp3 format. £12 including postage and packing.
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ DVD8 (1 DVD-ROM)
Homage to Hermann Abendroth: the complete Arlecchino CD edition
The Hermann Abendroth edition published on the Arlecchino label during the 1990s presented an excellent cross-section of Abendroth's post-war recordings. This DVD-ROM presents all 22 volumes published originally on CD in mp3 format.
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ DVD7 (1 DVD-ROM)
£12 including postage and packing.
Homage to Magda Olivero (1910-2014)
Mefistofele – excerpts, La Wally, Adriana Lecouvreur (3), Fedora, Iris, Werther, La Bohème, Madama Butterfly, La Fanciulla del West, Manon Lescaut, Tosca, Turandot, La Visita della vecchia Signora (von Einem), Francesca da Rimini, on a DVD-ROM in mp3 format.
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ DVD6 (1 DVD-ROM) £12 including postage and packing.
Carlos Kleiber conducts opera live, 1965-1990
Falstaff, Wozzeck, Tristan (2), Rosenkavalier (5), Fledermaus (2), Otello (3), Elektra (2), La Traviata (3), Carmen, La Bohème (3), on a DVD-ROM in mp3 format.
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ DVD5 (1 DVD-ROM)
£12 including postage and packing.
Carlo Sabajno and Lorenzo Molajoli: the electric opera recordings for HMV and Columbia
All the major electric recordings of complete and excerpted operas made in Milan by these two major conductors of the inter-war period. Complete with a pdf of the lavishly illustrated Italian Columbia catalogue of 1932 and other documents.
CRQ Editions CRQ DVD4 (1 DVD-ROM). £12 including postage and packing.
Urania Records Inc. – the complete opera catalogue
This DVD-ROM contains in MP3 form all the complete opera recordings and unique highlights discs published by Urania Records Inc., in the USA from 1951 onwards, from the pre-Urania Kempe Der Rosenkavalier released by the Oceanic label in 1950 to Urania’s final complete opera recording, Offenbach’s La Grande Duchesse de Gerolstein, of 1958.
CRQ Editions CRQ DVD3 (1 DVD-ROM). £12 including postage and packing.
In memoriam – Sir Colin Davis
The breakthrough performance: Mozart: Don Giovanni, Royal Festival Hall, London, 8th October 1959. Schwarzkopf, Sciutti, Sutherland, Alva, Cappuccilli, Taddei, Wächter, Frick. Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus
Special de luxe memorial edition, limited to 100 copies only.
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD-IM a-b (2 CDs)
£20 including postage and packing.
New! CRQ Publishing presents
Richard Bonynge, CBE: A Discography, by Brian Godfrey. The first detailed discography to be published devoted to the formal and informal recordings of the Australian conductor and pianist Richard Bonynge. An essential document for every collector of vocal and operatic LP recordings. Spiral bound, A5 format: £20 including postage, or free download (below right). Updated 11 February 2018.
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ BK009
Classics Club / Saga, 1956-1986, a discographical adventure, by Philip Stuart. Several years in the making this expertly written monograph and discography charts the incredibly tangled web of budget labels run by the entrepreneur Marcel Rodd. Almost 500 pages in length, it provides much fascinating reading as well as essential information for all second-hand LP record collectors. Absolutely not to be missed. Spiral bound, A5 format: £30 including postage, or free download (below right). Updated 11 February 2018.
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ BK008
Studies in the history of recording, volume 7: ‘Benjamin Britten Performing and Performed. A Centenary Discography' by Philip Stuart. Spiral bound, A5 format: £25 including postage (below left), or free download in PDF format (below right). Britten performing his own music, Britten performing music by other composers and Britten’s music performed by other artists. Updated February 2018
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ BK007
Studies in the history of recording, volume 6: ‘The Philharmonia Orchestra – the discography’ by Brian Godfrey. Spiral bound, A5 format: £25 including postage (below left), or free download in PDF format (below right). A new and extensive discography of the Philharmonia Orchestra, packed with much fascinating detail.
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ BK006
Updated 7 February 2018
Studies in the history of recording, volume 5: ‘The English Chamber Orchestra – the discography of the world’s most recorded chamber orchestra’ by Philip Stuart. Spiral bound, A5 format: £25 including postage (below left), or free download download in PDF format (below right). An extensive discography of the English Chamber Orchestra, packed with much fascinating detail.
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ BK005
Studies in the history of recording, volume 4: ‘Style and Tradition in String Quartet Performance: a study of 32 recordings of Beethoven's Op.131 Quartet’ by Richard Turner. Spiral bound, A5 format: £25 including postage (below left), or free download download in PDF format (below right). A reprint of Richard Turner’s landmark PhD thesis of 2004, which examines 32 recordings of Beethoven’s Op. 131 String Quartet made between 1924 and 1995 in great detail, revealing many new insights.
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ BK004
Studies in the history of recording, volume 3: ‘Adrian Boult, 1889-1983. A Chronological Discography’ by Philip Stuart. Spiral bound, A5 format: £25 including postage (below left), or free download in PDF format (below right). A specially commissioned new discography by master discographer Philip Stuart of the recordings of Sir Adrian Boult containing much new detail. Kindly supported by Colin Pointer. Updated 11 February 2018.
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ BK003
Studies in the history of recording, volume 2: ‘The National Gramophonic Society’ - a reprint of the PhD thesis of 2013 by Nick Morgan. Spiral bound, A5 format: £25 including postage.
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ BK002
Studies in the history of recording, volume 1: ‘The influence of recording and the record industry upon music activity, as illustrated by the careers of Sir Thomas Beecham, Sir Georg Solti and Sir Simon Rattle’ – a reprint of the PhD thesis of 2001 by David Patmore. Spiral bound, A5 format: £25 including postage (below left), or free download in PDF format (below right).
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ BK001
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All previous CRQ Editions releases remain available and are listed below.
Full details of each release are given in the CRQ Editions Catalogue above
CRQ CD065 Brahms: Tragic Overture, Op. 81; A German Requiem, Op. 45. Irmgard Seefried (soprano); Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone); Edinburgh Choral Union; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Bruno Walter
CRQ CD066/67 Homage to Irmgard Seefried
Lieder and arias by Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms and Wolf. Irmgard Seefried (soprano); Erik Werba (piano);Wolfgang Schneiderhan (violin); Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Ferdinand Leitner
CRQ CD068 The Urania Conductors, Vol. 3: Gerhard Pflüger
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15; Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op.88
Hugo Steurer, piano / Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra / Gerhard Pflüger
CRQ CD072 A Johann Strauss Evening with Herbert von Karajan. Overture, Waltzes, Polkas and March by Johann Strauss II / Hilde Güden (soprano), Vienna Men's Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan
CRQ CD073/74 (2 CDs) Puccini: The Girl of the Golden West (La Fanciulla del West) (sung in English) Elizabeth Fretwell (Minnie), Don Smith (Dick Johnson), Raimund Herincx (Jack Rance), Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Sadler's Wells Opera Company / Warwick Braithwaite (recording of the BBC broadcast from the Sadler's Wells Theatre of 10th January 1963)
CRQ CD075 (1 CD) Homage to Marjorie Mitchell MacDowell: Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 23; Delius: Piano Concerto; Grieg: Piano Concerto. Marjorie Mitchell (piano); American Arts Orchestra; NDR Symphony Orchestra; Music Treasures of the World Symphony Orchestra (?Vienna Symphony Orchestra) / William Strickland
CRQ CD081/82 (2 CDs) Wagner: Götterdämmerung (extended extracts) Kirsten Flagstad (Brünnhilde), Set Svanholm (Siegfried), Paul Schöffler(Günther), Ludwig Weber (Hagen), Doris Doree (Gutrune), Edith Coates (Waltraute), Chorus and Orchestra of the Covent Garden Opera Company / Karl Rankl
CRQ CD083 (1 CD) Mahler: Das Klagende Lied*; Kindertotenlieder**; Rückert-Lieder*** Ilona Steingruber, soprano * and ***; Sieglinde Wagner* and Vera Rózsa**, mezzo-sopranos; Erich Majkut, tenor*, Chorus* and Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera / Zoltán Fekete
CRQ CD085/86 (2 CDs) Massenet: Hérodiade
Suzanne Sarroca (Salomé), Lucienne Delvaux (Hérodiade), Paul Finel (Jean), Robert Massard (Hérode), Jacques Mars (Phanuel), Chorus and Orchestre National (ORTF) / Pierre Dervaux (recording of a broadcast by Radio France, 1st February 1963)
CRQ CD087 (1 CD) George Enescu conducts Tchaikovsky and plays his own piano pieces
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op.36 (USSR Symphony Orchestra, Live Moscow, 21st April, 1946); Enescu: Suite No. 1 for piano: Prelude, Adagio, Fuga; Suite No. 2 for piano: Sarabande; Pavane (George Enescu, piano, from the Electrecord, Romania, recordings)
CRQ CD088/89 (2 CDs) Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli in recital: Arezzo, Teatro Petrarco 12th February 1952
Beethoven: Piano Sonata in C major, Op. 2, No. 3 ; Brahms: Variations on a theme of Paganini,Op. 35; Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35, 'Funeral March'; Ravel: Valses Nobles et Sentimentales; Scarlatti: 3 Sonatas, in E minor, D major and A major
CRQ CD090/91 (2 CDs) Schubert on Westminster
Schubert: Complete Piano Trios: No. 1 in B flat major, D.898; No. 2 in E flat major, D. 929 (Jean Fournier, violin; Antonio Janigro, cello; Paul Badura-Skoda, piano). Works for piano duet: Fantasia in F minor, D.940; Allegro in A minor; Rondo in A major; 'Grand Duo' in C major, D. 812. (Paul Badura-Skoda and Jörg Demus, piano duet)
CRQ CD092 (1 CD) Homage to Irmgard Seefried, Volume 2
Arias and Lieder by Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann and Brahms
Irmgard Seefried (soprano); Erik Werba (piano); Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Igor Markevitch; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Karl Böhm and Herbert von Karajan.
CRQ CD093/94 (2 CDs) Sir Adrian Boult: the complete Concert Hall recordings
Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D, K. 385, 'Haffner'; Haydn: Symphony No. 104 in D, 'London'; Schubert: Symphony No. 4 in C minor, D.417, 'Tragic'; Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien, Op.45
London Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Adrian Boult
CRQ CD096 (1 CD) Joseph Messner conducts Mozart's Requiem
Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K. 626, completed by Franz Xaver Süssmayr
Hilde Güden (soprano), Rosette Anday (mezzo), Julius Patzak (tenor), Josef Greindl (bass), Salzburg Cathedral Choir, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra / Joseph Messner
CRQ CD097 (1 CD) The Urania Conductors, Vol. 4: Ernest Borsamsky
Tchaikovsky: Symphonic Poem: Francesca da Rimini; Ravel: La Valse; Roussel: Symphony No. 3 in G minor, Op.42
Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra / Ernest Borsamsky
CRQ CD098/100 (3 CDs) Franz Schreker: Die Gezeichneten
Evelyn Lear (Carlotta), Helmut Krebs (Alviano Salvago), Thomas Stewart (Tamare), Franz Crass (Adorno), Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of North German Radio, Hamburg / Winfried Zillig
CRQ CD101 (1 CD) The Art of André Charlin
De Lalande: Beatus Vir (soloists, Philippe Caillard vocal ensemble, Jean-Marie Leclair instrumental ensemble / Louis Fremaux); Sammartini: Magnificat (soloists, Milan Chorus, Angelicum Orchestra / Umberto Cattini); Discussion between Carl de Nys and Jean Witold on the Musica Sacra series (in French)
CRQ CD102 (1 CD) Sir Malcolm Sargent conducts
Popular Overtures from Europe: Handel: Overture in D minor (arr. Elgar); Samson; Rossini: The Silken Ladder; Schubert: Rosamunde; Mendelssohn: Fingal's Cave; Berlioz: Roman Carnival; Wagner: The Mastersingers; Smetana: The Bartered Bride / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, (stereo EMI recordings, 1959-1960)
CRQ CD103 (1 CD) Donizetti: La Favorita (abridged) Giuseppina Zinetti (Leonora), Cristy Solari (Fernando), Carmelo Maugeri (Alfonso), Corrado Zambelli (Baldassare), Ida Mannarini (Ines), Giuseppe Nessi (Gasparo), Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan / Lorenzo Molajoli
CRQ CD122/123 Mozart: Idomeneo (Paumgartner Edition)
Stich-Randall, Tarrés, Dowd, MacAlpine, Taddeo, Villisech, Selva, Choeurs Elisabeth Brasseur, Orchestre de l'Association des Concerts Colonne / Peter Maag.
CRQ CD124 Sir Adrian Boult in Paris and Vienna
Delibes: Coppelia, Sylvia (Ballet Suites), Naila (Waltz); Suppé: Overtures: Beautiful Galathea; Fatinitza; Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna; Poet and Peasant. London Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Adrian Boult.
CRQ CD127 Désormière and Leibowitz conduct the Paris Philharmonic Orchestra in the post-war years
Franck: Symphony in D minor, Paris Philharmonic Orchestra / Roger Désormière; Fauré: Requiem, Sautereau, Demigny, Paris Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra / René Leibowitz.
CRQ CD130 Trans-Atlantic Schubert chamber music in early stereo
Schubert: Piano Quintet in A 'The Trout' / Chamber Music Group of the Bayreuth Festival (Max Kalki, violin; Emil Kessinger, violin; Fritz Sommer, cello; Hermann Schumacher, double-bass) with Helmut Roloff, piano; String Quartet in D minor 'Death and the Maiden' / Fine Arts Quartet (Leonard Sorkin, violin; Abram Loft, violin; Irving Ilmer, viola; George Sopkin, cello.
CRQ CD131/132 Percy Pitt conducts, Vol. 4: the vocal recordings
Includes all except two of the singers with whom Pitt recorded, and also includes examples of Pitt as piano accompanist. The first CD is devoted to international stars and Wagner, and the second to singers from the British Empire and the USA. Also included is the only example of Pitt as a concerto conductor, leading the Air from Goldmark’s Violin Concerto plus several purely orchestral items.
CRQ CD137 Salute to Audio Fidelity!
Reznicek: Overture: Donna Diana; Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty, Suite; J. Strauss II: The Blue Danube, Waltz; Brahms: Symphony No. 4. The Virtuoso Symphony of London / Arthur Winograd, Emmanuel Vardi, Alfred Wallenstein.
CRQ CD140 Yehudi Menuhin, Louis Kentner, Sviatoslav Richter and the Bolshoi Theatre Quartet play Franck
Franck: Violin Sonata in A major / Yehudi Menuhin, violin; Louis Kentner, piano; Piano Quintet in F minor / Sviatoslav Richter, piano; Bolshoi Theatre Quartet.
CRQ CD141 Offenbach: Les Contes d’Hoffmann (highlights); Albert Lance: arias by Puccini. Leoncavallo, Massenet, Gounod, and Verdi
Mesplé, Sarroca, Guiot, Michel, Lance, Giovannetti, Massard, Bacquier, Bisson, Serkoyan, Chorus and Symphony Orchestra / Jésus Etcheverry.
CRQ CD142/143 Homage to Rudolf Moralt
Beethoven : Mass in C; Mozart: Overtures: Idomeneo; Die Entführung aus dem Serail; Le Nozze di Figaro; La Clemenza di Tito; Die Zauberflöte; Franz Schmidt: Symphony No. 4 in C major: Wagner: Prelude: Tristan und Isolde; Overture: Tannhäuser
* Gisela Rathauscher, Elfriede Hofstaetter, Alfred Planyavsky, Walter Berry, Vienna Academy Chamber Choir; Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Rudolf Moralt.
CRQ CD144 Eugene Goossens conducts Gramophone Premières
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3; Delius: Brigg Fair; Stravinsky: Petrushka; Rimsky-Korsakov: Dubinushka; Scriabin: Rêverie Op.24; Grainger: Molly on the Shore – Irish Reel; Goossens: Tam O’Shanter – Scherzo.
CRQ CD146/147 Verdi: Il Trovatore (complete) Dimitrova, Paunova, Martinucci, Zancanaro, Bogart, Chorus and Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera / Sir Charles Mackerras (recording of the performance given at the Vienna State Opera on 21st September 1983).
CRQ CD149/150 The Barchet Quartet plays Schubert, Schumann and Dvorak
Schubert: Quartettsatz in C minor, D. 703; Quartet in D minor, D. 810 ' Death and the Maiden'; Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat*; Dvorak: Quartet in G major, Op. 106; Quartet in A flat, Op. 105.
The Barchet String Quartet (* with Walter Bohle, piano)
CRQ CD151 William Steinberg conducts Bruckner and Wagner in 35mm stereo Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E major; Wagner: Faust: Overture; Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 3. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra / William Steinberg.
CRQ CD152 Annie Fischer in Moscow Mozart: Sonata No. 10 in C, K. 330; Schubert: Impromptus Nos. 1 in F minor and No. 3 in B flat, D. 935; Chopin: Ballade No. 1 in G, Op. 23; Liszt: Concert Study No. 3 in D flat 'Un sospiro', Hungarian Rhapsody No. 14; Kodály: Lingering Song; Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances (all recorded live in concert at the Moscow Conservatory in 1949 and 1951); Bartók: Allegro Barbaro; Mendelssohn: Rondo Capriccioso in E,Op. 14; Scherzo in E minor Op. 16, No. 2 (archive recordings: 1955, 1966, 1970).
CRQ CD153 Eugene Goossens conducts, Volume 2: the Columbia and Edison Bell recordings Saint-Saëns: Danse Macabre; Goossens: Four Conceits, Op. 20 (first recording); Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Tannhäuser: Overtures; Wolf-Ferrari: Il Segreto di Susanna: Overture; Sibelius: Scènes Historiques: Festivo; Delibes: Le Roi l'a dit: Overture ; Coppélia: 4 extracts; Planquette: Paul Jones (Surcouf): Selection; Offenbach: La Périchole: Selection; Auber: Les Diamants de la Couronne: Overture; Le Cheval de Bronze: Overture.
CRQ CD154 Handel: Ode on St. Cecilia's Day*; Organ Concertos Op. 4, Nos 1 and 4** (in stereo) *Teresa Stich-Randall (soprano), Alexander Young (tenor), London Chamber Singers. ** Ralph Downes, organ; London Chamber Orchestra / Anthony Bernard.
CRQ CD155/157 Richard Strauss conducts Richard Strauss: the complete acoustic recordings and rare early electrics. An exceptional offering for collectors: all of the acoustic recordings of Richard Strauss conducting his own music, made between 1916 and 1922 in Berlin, London and New York, brought together for the very first time, plus several rare 1926/27 electrical recordings that have never been reissued in any format, including the 1926 Heldenleben. This release is published to coincide with the article by Carsten Schmidt on Strauss’s recordings in the Autumn issue of CRQ. Produced by Alan Sanders and Graham Silcock.
CRQ CD158 René Leibowitz conducts Schoenberg and Mozart
Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire*; Piano Concerto**; Mozart: Regina Coeli, K.Anh.118, Ave Verum Corpus, K. 618, Te Deum, K.141, Sancta Maria, K. 273***. *Ethel Semser (soprano), Virtuoso Chamber Ensemble; ** Claude Helffer (piano), Paris Radio Symphony Orchestra; ***Vienna Academy Chorus, Vienna State Opera Orchestra / Rene Leibowitz, conductor.
CRQ CD159 Reyer: Sigurd (highlights, in stereo) Gustave Botiaux (Sigurd), Lyne Cumia (Brunehild), Jacqueline Silvy (Hilda), René Bianco (Gunther), Felix Giband (Hagen), Chorus and Symphony Orchestra / Jésus Etcheverry.
CRQ CD160/161 Beethoven: Fidelio (complete) – Glyndebourne 1959. Gré Brouwenstijn (Leonore), Elsie Morrison (Marzelline), Richard Lewis (Florestan), Duncan Robertson (Jaquino), Kim Borg (Pizarro), Mihály Székely (Rocco), Laurie Payne (Fernando), John Kentish (First Prisoner), Derick Davies (Second Prisoner), Glynebourne Festival Chorus, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Vittorio Gui
CRQ CD162/163 Bruno Walter conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra: the complete Haydn and Mozart recordings of 1936-1938 Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 96 in D 'Miracle' and 100 in G 'Military'; Mozart: Overtures: La Finta Giardiniera, La Clemenza di Tito; Piano Concerto in D minor, K.466*; Symphonies Nos. 38 in D , K. 504 'Prague' and 41 in C, K. 551 'Jupiter'; Eine kleine Nachtmusik in G, K.525; 3 German Dances, K. 605
CRQ CD164 Homage to Paul Wittgenstein Richard Strauss: Parergon to the Symphonia domestica, Op. 73*; Ravel: Piano Concerto in G for the left hand**; transcriptions for the left hand: Mozart: Adagio, Wind Serenade, K. 375; Schubert / Liszt: Meerestille, Du bist die Ruh; Donizetti / Leschetizky: Lucia di Lammermoor; Wagner / Liszt: Tristan und Isolde
Paul Wittgenstein, piano left-hand, *Boston Records Orchestra / Eric Simon; ** Metropolitan Opera Orchestra / Max Rudolf
CRQ CD165/166 Clemens Krauss: The Complete Vox Recordings, Volume 2 Mozart: Serenade in D, K.250 'Haffner'; Beethoven: Cantata on the Death of Joseph II*; Mendelssohn: Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night's Dream**
* Ilona Steingruber, Alfred Poell, Vienna Academy Choir; **Ilona Steingruber, Dagmar Hermann, Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Clemens Krauss.
CRQ CD167 The Urania Conductors, Volume 6: Hans Hagen conducts an ideal 'New Year's Day Concert' from Vienna
Unusual Overtures, Polkas, Marches and Waltzes by Johann Strauss II and Josef Lanner / Vienna Philharmusica Orchestra / Hans Hagen
CRQ CD168/169 Jascha Horenstein: The Turin Mahler 3
Mahler: Symphony No. 3 in D minor; Lucretia West, contralto; Chorus and Symphony Orchestra of the Italian Broadcasting Authority (RAI), Turin / Jascha Horenstein
CRQ CD170 The Early Days of Stereo: the Remington Cincinnati Sessions
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 16*; Dvorák Symphony No. 8 in G, Op. 88 / *Jorge Bolet, piano, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra / Thor Johnson
CRQ CD171/172 The Virtuoso String Quartet: pioneers of chamber music on record
Franck: Quartet in D*; Debussy: Quartet in G minor, Op. 10; Tchaikovsky; Quartet in D, Op. 11*; Beethoven: Quartet No. 12 in E flat, Op. 127, plus music for string quartet by Mendelssohn, Gossec, Grainger, Glazunov, Dittersdorf and Haydn (*=first recording) / Virtuoso String Quartet
CRQ CD173/174 (2 CDs) Bellini: I Capuleti ed i Montecchi (stereo)
Martine Dupuy (Romeo), Lella Cuberli (Giulietta), Keith Lewis (Tebaldo), Eric Halfvarson (Capellio), Roderick Kennedy (Lorenzo), BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sir John Pritchard (recording of the BBC broadcast of the performance given at the Royal Albert Hall. London, as part of the BBC Sir Henry Wood Promenade Concerts on 21st August 1988).
CRQ CD175 (1 CD) Sir Adrian Boult conducts Bartók and Prokofiev
Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta; Divertimento; Prokofiev: Suite: The Love of Three Oranges, Op. 33A. London Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Adrian Boult.
CRQ CD176/177 (2 CDs) Homage to Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt
Beeethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 (Daniel Barenboim, Hamburg, 21.02.1966); Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 ( Arthur Grumiaux, Paris, 09.02.1960); Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major (Jorge Bolet, New York, 07.01.1963); Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major (Friedrich Gulda, Hamburg, 09.12.1957); Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem (Hamburg, 25-27.08.1971).
CRQ CD178 (1 CD) Great chamber music recordings, Vol. 3
Mozart: String Quintet in G minor, K.516 (Amadeus Quartet, with Cecil Aronowitz, viola); Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 35 (Borodin Quartet, with Sviatoslav Richter, piano).
CRQ CD179/180 (2 CDs) Denis Matthews plays Mozart Piano Concertos, Vol. 2
Mozart: Piano Concertos No. 12 in A major, K. 414, No. 14 in E flat major, K. 449, No. 23 in A major. K. 488, No. 27 in B flat major, K. 595 (with the Philharmonia Orchestra / Rudolf Schwarz); Bach: Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue; Italian Concerto.
CRQ CD181 (1 CD) Karl Ristenpart conducts Bach cantatas (stereo)
Bach: Cantata No. 140, Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme; No. 57, Selig is der Mann; No. 51, Jauchzeit Gott in allen Landen. Ursula Buckel, Teresa Stich-Randall, sopranos; Jakob Stämpfli, bass; Chorus of Sarrebrücken Conservatory (chorus master Herbert Schmolzi), Sarre Chamber Orchestra / Karl Ristenpart.
CRQ CD182/183 (2 CDs) Alick Maclean conducts light music, Vol. 1
A very generous selection of the acoustic recordings conducted by Alick Maclean (1872-1936) as well as his only electrical recording. Including works by Coleridge-Taylor, German, Sullivan, Jones, Quilter, Verdi, Puccini, Leoncavallo, Charpentier, Bizet, Massenet, Rosse and Grieg. Relax and enjoy the view! Produced by Damian Rogan.
CRQ CD184 (1 CD) Adelina de Lara plays the Schumann Piano Concerto and Cécile Boutet de Monvel plays solo piano works by Franck and Chopin
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54: Adelina de Lara (piano); BBC Scottish Orchestra / Ian Whyte (recording of a BBC studio performance broadcast from Glasgow on 29.05.1951).
Franck: Prélude, Choral et Fugue, Op. 21; Chopin: Mazurka in A minor, Op . 17, No. 4: Cécile Boutet de Monvel (piano) (recorded by French HMV in Paris, 21.04.1937)
CRQ CD185/186 (2 CDs) The proprietor and producer as conductor, Vol. 1: Isaïe Disenhaus conducts Beethoven, Mozart and Prokofiev
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 'Choral'; Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon, and orchestra, K. 297b; Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67.
Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty (complete)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Robert Irving
Robert Irving’s landmark recording for EMI of Tchaikovsky’s complete score for the ballet ‘The Sleeping Beauty’, one of the signature works of the Royal Ballet of which Irving was the musical director, has rightly achieved legendary status. Irving’s conducting brings a unique sweep and authority to Tchaikovsky’s magnificently romantic score.
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD187/188 (2 CDs)
Mozart: 'Great' Mass in C minor, K.427*; 'Organ Solo' Missa Brevis in C minor, K.259**
*Rosl Schwaiger, soprano I; Herta Töpper, soprano II; Hugo Meyer-Welfing, tenor; George London, bass. Vienna Academy Chamber Choir, Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Meinhard von Zallinger (Recorded by the Haydn Society in 1950 and published in the United Kingdom by Nixa Records)
** Ursula Buckel, soprano; Yonako Nagano, mezzosoprano; John van Kesteren, tenor; Jens Flottau, bass. Franz Lehrndorfer, organ. Regensburg Cathedral Choir and Children's Choir, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra / Theobald Schrems (Recorded by Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft and published in 1962)
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD189
Verdi: Don Carlos (1883 four-act version, with internal cuts, sung in French); Alain Vanzo: Les Grands Airs du Repertoire Lyrique
Verdi: Don Carlos: Elisabeth de Valois: Germaine Bonnet / La Princesse Eboli: Geneviève Macaux / Thibault: Claudine Collart / Don Carlos: Alain Vanzo / Rodrigue, Marquis de Posa: René Bianco / Philippe II: Xavier Depraz / Le Grand Inquisiteur: Jacques Mars / Le Conte de Lerme: Joseph Peyron / Un Moine: Lucien Lovano . Chorus of Radio-Television Française / Orchestre Radio-Lyrique / Charles Bruck, conductor (Recording of the broadcast from Paris of 9th November 1961 by Radio-Television Français).
Alain Vanzo: Les Grands Airs du Repertoire Lyrique: Arias from La Bohème, Le Roi d'Ys, La Gioconda, Werther, Roméo et Juliette, Les pêcheurs de perles, Mireille, Madama Butterfly. Orchestra / Jésus Etcheverry, conductor (The Pacific / Disques Vogue recording)
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD190/191 (2 CDs)
Marjorie Hayward (violin) and Una Bourne (piano): The violin sonata recordings for HMV, 1919-1925
Mozart: Violin Sonata in B flat major K378; Grieg: Violin Sonata No.3 in C minor Op.45 (both recorded by HMV in 1925); Beethoven: Violin Sonata in A major Op.47 “Kreutzer”; Franck: Violin Sonata (both abridged and recorded by HMV in 1919) bonus: Noel Johnson: Intermezzo (Marcella); Brahms: Hungarian Dance No.5 (both with orchestra, recorded by Zonophone in 1919)
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD192
Alick Maclean conducts light music, Vol. II
Gounod: Faust: Ballet Music; Arthur de Greef: from Four Old Flemish Folk Songs: No. 1: The solitary rose; No. 2: Hoepsasa; Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld: Overture (abridged); Haydn Wood: Variations founded on Durandeau’s 'If you want to know the time ask a P’liceman'; Percy Fletcher: Rustic Revels; Eric Coates: Miniature Suite; Wood Nymphs; Summer Days Suite; Glazunov: The Seasons: Bacchanale. New Queen’s Hall Light Orchestra / Alick Maclean (recorded between 1918 and 1920 by The Gramophone Company)
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD193
Haydn as Haydn intended - Goberman uncut
Haydn: Symphony No. 40 in F major / Symphony No. 41 in C major / Symphony No. 48 in C major 'Maria Theresia'. Vienna State Opera Orchestra / Max Goberman, conductor. (The original Library of Recorded Masterpieces stereo recordings with repeats restored as originally recorded by conductor Max Goberman and producer H. C. Robbins Landon)
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD194
Homage to Joyce Hatto
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18; Preludes in C sharp minor, Op. 3 No. 2; E flat, Op. 23, No. 6. Hamburg Pro Musica Symphony Orchestra (? North German Radio Symphony Orchestra) / George Hurst, conductor.
‘Music from the Films’: Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto; A Tale of Two Cities; Williams: The Dream of Olwen; Jealous Lover; Bath: Cornish Rhapsody; Rodgers: Slaughter on Tenth Avenue; Rota: The Legend of the Glass Mountain. London Variety Theatre Orchestra / Gilbert Vinter, conductor. Joyce Hatto, piano. (From the Saga Films stereo recordings of the late 1950s)
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD195
Frank Fox conducts!
Highlights from Suppé’s ‘Boccaccio’ and Zeller’s ‘Der Vogelhändler’
Renate Holm, Erika Köth (sopranos), Rudolf Schock, Rupert Glawitsch (tenors) et al. Günther Arndt Chorus, Berlin Symphony Orchestra. Frank Fox, conductor (The Eurodisc stereo recordings of the early 1960s)
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD196
Friedrich Wührer plays the late Piano Sonatas of Schubert, Vol. II
Schubert: Piano Sonatas in D major, D.850; G major, D. 894; C major, D. 840 (final two fragmentary movements completed by Ernst Krenek); A minor, D. 784; B major, D. 575; E flat major, D. 568. (Recorded by Vox in Vienna between 1952 and 1955)
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD197/198 (2 CDs)
Joan Hammond (Milada); Suzanne Danco (Jitka); Richard Lewis (Dalibor); Alexander Young (Vítek); Dennis Noble (Vladislav); Ian Blair (Budivoj); Stanley Clarkson (Beneš) BBC Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra / Vilém Tauský (recording of the BBC broadcast of May 1955; sung in English)
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD213/214 (2 CDs)
Emil Gilels: the post-war Moscow Concerto recordings: Tchaikovsky, Liszt, Saint-Saëns
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23* (1947); Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major** (1949); Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22** (1948)
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD215 (1 CD)
Stokowski conducts Beethoven, Vol. 2: live in New York, 1966-1968
Beethoven: Overture: ‘Egmont’*; Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60**; Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 ‘Pastoral’***
American Symphony Orchestra / Leopold Stokowski (unofficial recordings from concerts given at Carnegie Hall, New York on * 27 October 1968, ** 10 October 1966 and ***10 January 1966)
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD216 (1 CD)
Friedrich Wührer Vol 3: Schubert, Schumann, Brahms
Schubert: Piano Sonatas in A minor, D. 537; F minor D. 623 (fragment); A major, D. 664. Schumann: Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6 (18 Character Pieces); Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15*
Friedrich Wührer, piano; * Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Hans Swarowsky
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD217/218 (2 CDs)
Homage to Irmgard Seefried. Vol 3: the rarest recordings
Arias and Lieder by J. S. Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, Wolf and Bruch
With Erich Kunz; Wolfgang Schneiderhan, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Herta Töpper;
Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig / Gunther Ramin; London Mozart Players / Harry Blech; Wiener Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan / Josef Krips; Hermann von Nordberg, piano; Walter Schmidt, piano; Domchor, Aachen / Theodor B. Rehmann
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD219 (1 CD)
Homage to Ingrid Haebler: the Mozart Concerto recordings, Vol. 1, 1953-1959
Mozart: Piano Concertos No. 17 in G major, K. 453*; No. 18 in B flat major, K. 456**‡; No. 19 in F major, K. 459**†; No. 20 in D minor, K. 466**†
Ingrid Haebler, piano; *Bamberg Symphony Orchestra / Heinrich Hollreiser; **Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Christoph von Dohnányi‡/ Karl Melles†
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD220/221 (2 CDs)
Mozart as Mozart may have intended - Goberman uncut, Vol. 2
Mozart: Symphony No. 38 in D major, K. 504 ‘Prague’; Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93; Overtures: ‘Leonora No. 1’; ‘Fidelio’.
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD222 (1 CD)
Homage to Arthur de Greef, Isolde Menges and Landon Ronald
Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 (abridged) (1921); Liszt: Hungarian Fantasia (1920); Saint-Saëns; Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22 (abridged) (1921); Schubert: Violin Sonata in G minor, D. 408 (1927); Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major ‘Kreutzer’, Op. 47 (1925); Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 (1923); Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (abridged) (1911); Schubert: Marche Militaire (1913); Mozart: Overture: ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’ (1911); Saint-Saëns: Le Rouet d’Omphale, Op. 31 (first half only) (1912); Weber arr. Weingartner: Invitation to the Waltz (1914); Beethoven: Overture: ‘Egmont’ (1912)
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD223/224 (2 CD)
William Steinberg on Command Classics 35mm stereo, Vol. 2
Stravinsky: Petrushka (ballet); Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra / William Steinberg
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD225 (1 CD)
Clemens Krauss conducts the first New Year’s Day Concert from Vienna: 1940-1941
Waltzes, Polkas, Overture and March by Josef Strauss and Johann Strauss II
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Clemens Krauss (recorded by Vienna Radio on 31st December 1940 and broadcast by German Radio on 1st January 1941)
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD226 (1 CD)
Rossini: La Cenerentola
Anna Maria Rota (Angelina); Silvana Zanolli (Clorinda); Miti Truccato Pace (Tisbe); Juan Oncina (Ramiro); Sesto Bruscantini (Dandini); Ian Wallace (Don Magnifico); Hervey Alan (Alidoro). Glyndebourne Festival Chorus and Orchestra / Vittorio Gui
(recording of the BBC broadcast of the performance of 9 August 1959 given at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Sussex)
This recording catches to perfection the unique brio of Vittorio Gui’s Rossini conducting, in very good broadcast sound. The 1959 Glyndebourne revival of Carl Ebert’s witty 1954 production – the basis of the much earlier EMI studio recording - featured a different and truly vintage cast with not a weak link, all captured to perfection in this classic live recording, never previously published.
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD227/228 (2 CDs)
Alfred Brendel: the SPA recordings, Vol. 2: Richard Strauss and Beethoven
Richard Strauss: Piano Sonata in B minor, Op. 5; Five Piano Pieces, Op. 3; attrib. Beethoven: Sonata for Flute and Piano in B flat, Anh. 4 (with Camillo Wanausek, flute)
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD229 (1 CD)
Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt and Walter Susskind: the Mercury stereo recordings
Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 39 and 41 ‘Jupiter’; Schubert: Symphony No 6 plus Schubert: Symphony No. 4 ‘Tragic’*. London Symphony Orchestra / Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt; Walter Susskind*
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD230/231 (2 CDs)
Sir Thomas Beecham: the rarest recordings: extracts from ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ and ‘Irmelin’
Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro, Act II*; Delius: Irmelin: Scenes from Acts II and III**
* Students and Orchestra of the University of Illinois School of Music, Urbana, 26 April 1956; ** Joan Stuart, soprano; Thomas Round, tenor; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC TV broadcast, 6 December 1954 / Sir Thomas Beecham
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD232 (1 CD)
Denis Matthews plays Beethoven, Vol. 2
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat, Op. 73 ‘Emperor’*; 32 Variations in C minor; Variations in F major, Op. 34; Variations in E flat major, Op. 35 ‘Eroica’; Bagatelles Op. 33; Op. 119; Op.126. Denis Matthews, piano; *Philharmonia Orchestra / Walter Susskind
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD233/234 (2 CDs)
Stokowski conducts Beethoven, Vol. 3: live radio broadcasts from America
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67*; Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92**
* Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; ** Cleveland Orchestra / Leopold Stokowski (recordings of broadcasts of concerts given on *10 January 1963 and ** 13 March 1971)
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD235 (1 CD)
Oda Slobodskaya: the complete Saga and Delta recital recordings
Songs by Chopin (17 Polish Songs, Op. 74 and two folk songs), Mussorgsky (including The Nursery and Sunless song cycles), Glinka, Dargomyzhsky, Tchaikovsky, Borodin, Rimsky-Korsakov and Blanter. Oda Slobodskaya (soprano), Ivor Newton (piano)
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD236/237 (2 CDs)
Great conductors conduct Schoenberg
Schoenberg: Begleitmusik (Film Music) Op. 34*; Serenade, Op. 24**; Erwartung, Op. 17***. *Vienna Orchestra / F. Charles Adler; **Warren Galjour, baritone, Ensemble of the International Society for Contemporary Music, New York / Dmitri Mitropoulos; ***Helga Pilarczyk, soprano, North West German Philharmonic Orchestra / Hermann Scherchen
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD238 (1 CD)
Sir Landon Ronald conducts the late Tchaikovsky Symphonies
Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 4 in F minor Op. 36 (1925, first recording), No.5 in E minor Op.64 (1928), No.6 in B minor Op.74 “Pathétique” (1923, first “complete” recording issued - only 19 bars cut), plus Tchaikovsky: Suite No.3 in G major – Theme and Variations; Chanson sans paroles (Song without words) (both 1929)
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra / Sir Landon Ronald
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD239/240 (2 CDs)
Sir Adrian Boult: archive discoveries
Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky: Louis MacNeice’s play based on Eisenstein’s film, with music by Prokofiev, (recording of BBC broadcast of 8 December 1941); Bloch: Suite Symphonique (recording of BBC broadcast of 9 October 1946). BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sir Adrian Boult
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD241 (1 CD)
Richard Strauss: Elektra
Danica Mastilovic (Elektra); Heather Harper (Chrysothemis); Kerstin Meyer (Clytemnestra); Richard Lewis (Aegisthus)); Donald McIntyre (Orestes); Soloists and Chorus of the Royal Opera; Royal Opera House Orchestra / Rudolf Kempe
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD242/243 (2 CDs)
Sir Edward German: the complete issued recordings
An important set bringing together all the known published recordings of the English composer Sir Edward German (1862-1936) conducting his own works, including Merrie England (1918), excerpts from his numerous suites and incidental music as well as patriotic songs and the late tone poem The Willow Song.
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD244/246 (3 CDs)
Homage to Ingrid Haebler: the Mozart Concerto recordings, Vol. 2, 1953-1959
Mozart: Piano Concertos No. 5 in D major, K. 175*; No. 13 in C major, K. 415*; No. 15 in B flat major, K. 450**; No. 23 in A major, K. 488*; No. 24 in C minor, K. 491*.
Ingrid Haebler, piano; Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Paul Walter* / Heinrich Hollreiser**
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD247/248 (2 CDs)
Homage to Yehudi Menuhin: his greatest concerto recordings
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77*; Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35**. Yehudi Menuhin, violin; *BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sir Adrian Boult (recording of broadcast of 5 April 1943); ** RIAS Symphony Orchestra, Berlin / Ferenc Fricsay (recording of broadcast of 22 August 1949)
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD249 (1 CD)
Stokowski conducts Beethoven live, Vol. 4
Beethoven: Overture: The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43*; Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 56*†; Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36**.
* American Symphony Orchestra; † Beaux Arts Trio (Menahem Pressler, piano; Isidore Cohen, violin; Bernard Greenhouse, cello); ** Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Leopold Stokowski (recordings of concert given on *14 January 1971, Carnegie Hall, New York (in house); and of ** the original unedited WGN-TV television broadcast of 7 October 1962)
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD250 (1 CD)
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: Homage to Ainslee Cox
Vaughan Williams: Sinfonia Antartica (Symphony No. 7)*; Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 ‘Reformation’**. * Jacqueline Pierce, mezzo-soprano; Women’s Chorus of the American Symphony Orchestra; American Symphony Orchestra / Ainslee Cox (recordings of concerts given at Carnegie Hall on *13 April 1970 and **11 April 1972).
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD251 (1 CD)
Karl Haas conducts the London Baroque Ensemble, Vol. 2
Richard Strauss: Suite for 13 wind instruments (1883, stereo); Gounod: Symphony for 9 wind instruments (1885, mono); Richard Strauss: Symphony for 16 wind instruments (1945, mono). London Baroque Ensemble / Karl Haas
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD252 (1 CD)
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf: live in recital: Buenos Aires, Vol. 2: 18 and 21 August 1968, with Geoffrey Parsons, piano
Arias and lieder by Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Wolf, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Stravinsky, Richard Strauss, Mahler and Brahms, plus numerous encores.
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD253/254 (2 CDs)
Carlos Kleiber conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra: Live, 28 June 1994
Beethoven: Overture: Coriolan, Op. 62; Mozart: Symphony No. 33 in B flat major, K. 319; Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98. Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Carlos Kleiber (recording of a concert given at the Philharmonie, Berlin, on 28 June 1994).
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD255 (1 CD)
Robert Goldsand, Vol.3: Brahms and Rachmaninov
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 35; Rachmaninov: Fifteen Favourite Preludes from Op. 3, Op. 23, and Op. 32
Robert Goldsand (piano)
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD256 (1 CD)
Wagner: Der Fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman) (issued in memory of Alberto Remedios)
Caterina Ligendza (Senta); Alberto Remedios (Erik); Donald McIntyre (Dutchman); Michael Langdon (Daland): Heather Begg (Mary); Robert Tear (Steersman); Chorus of the Royal Opera; Royal Opera House Orchestra / Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt (recording of the performance of 17 March 1972 given at the Royal Opera House, London)
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD257-258 (2 CDs)
More Beecham Rarities: Méhul, Godard and Richard Strauss
Méhul: Symphony No. 2 in D major (1808/1809)*; Godard: Concerto No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra ‘Romantique’ (1876)**; Richard Strauss: ‘Der Rosenkavalier’: Orchestral Suite***; **Alfredo Campoli, violin; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Thomas Beecham (*21.12.1956, Maida Vale Studios, BBC broadcast;**20.12.1955, Maida Vale Studios, BBC recording, broadcast 25.12. 1955, limited radio interference; ***09.12.1958, Memorial Hall, Farringdon Street, London EC4, BBC recording, broadcast 25.12.1958)
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD259 (1 CD)
Verdi: Luisa Miller
Elena Souliotis (Luisa); Gloria Lane (Federica); Enzo Tei (Rudolfo); Cornell MacNeil (Miller); Carlo Cava (Walter); Giorgio Tadeo (Wurm); Chorus and Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale, Florence / Nino Sanzogno (recording of the performance of 7 May 1966 given at the Teatro Comunale, Florence)
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD260-261 (2 CDs)
Vittorio Gui conducts Mozart, Haydn and Bizet: the EMI mono and stereo sessions
Mozart: Symphony No. 38 in D major. K. 504 ‘Prague’; Haydn: Symphony No. 60 in C major ‘Il distratto’ (both mono); Bizet: Jeux d’enfants (stereo); Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) / Vittorio Gui (the EMI recordings)
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD262 (1 CD)
Brahms on Westminster
Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1 in B major, Op. 8 (Jean Fournier, violin; Antonio Janigro, cello; Paul Badura-Skoda, piano); Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5 (Paul Badura-Skoda, piano); Horn Trio in E flat major, Op. 40 (Franz Koch, French horn; Walter Barylli, violin; Franz Holetschek, piano); Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114 (Leopold Wlach, clarinet; Franz Kvarda, cello; Franz Holetschek, piano)
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD263-264 (2 CDs)
Stokowski conducts Beethoven live, Vol. 5
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 ‘Choral’*; Stokowski rehearses Beethoven’s Leonore No. 3 Overture with the American Symphony Orchestra**.
American Symphony Orchestra / Leopold Stokowski
*Helen Boatwright, soprano; Louise Parker, contralto; Richard Shadley, tenor; Douglas Hill, baritone; Yale Glee Club; (recording of concert given on 23 April 1972, Carnegie Hall, New York); ** recording of a rehearsal for the concert of 3 February 1968 given at Madison Square Garden, taken from a TV film produced to mark Stokowski’s 88th birthday and broadcast in 1970.
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD265 (1 CD)
Václav Talich conducts the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra: the rare Electrola Prague recordings of 1940-1941
Smetana: Libuše: Prelude, Act I; Má vlast (complete); Suk: Raduz and Mahulena: Suite, Op. 16; Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor ‘From the New World’, Op. 95. Czech Philharmonic Orchestra / Václav Talich (recorded by Electrola, Prague, 1940-1941)
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD266-267 (2 CDs)
A Tribute to Robert Simpson
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55, ‘Eroica’*; Havergal Brian: Symphony No. 6, ‘Sinfonia Tragica’**
* Orchestra da Camera / Robert Simpson, recording of the BBC broadcast of a performance given at St. Paul’s Church, Birmingham on 14 January 1968
** Orchestra of the Covent Garden Ballet and Opera Company / Douglas Robinson, recording of the BBC studio broadcast of 21 September 1966, produced by Robert Simpson (world première performance)
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD268 (1 CD)
‘Casanova’ and ‘La Vie Parisienne’ : operetta in Berlin and Paris during the inter-war years
J. Strauss II, R. Benatzky: Casanova (Anni Frind, Michael Bohnen, the Comedian Harmonists et al / Orchestra of the Grosses Schauspielhaus, Berlin / Ernst Hauke, recorded 1928); J. Offenbach: La Vie Parisienne (Hélène Regelly, Marthe Coiffier, Henry-Laverne, Félix Oudart / Orchestre Théâtre Mogador / Gabriel Diot, recorded 1931)
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD269 (1 CD)
Benjamin Britten conducts Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Part One, and Mozart
Bach: Christmas Oratorio, Part One: Cantata No. 1: Christians be Joyful, BWV 248-I; Cantata No 2: And there were Shepherds in the same Country, BWV 248-II; Cantata No. 3, Hear, King of Angels Though Falter our Voices, BWV 248-III; Heather Harper (soprano), Helen Watts (contralto), Peter Pears (tenor), John Shirley-Quirk (baritone), Alan Brown (organ), Philip Ledger (harpsichord), Ambrosian Singers, English Chamber Orchestra / Benjamin Britten (recording of a BBC broadcast of the performance given on 17 December 1966 at St. Andrew’s Church, Holborn, London). Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major; Benjamin Britten, piano and conductor; Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra (Decca commercial recording of a live performance given on 19 June 1956 at the Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, as part of the 1956 Aldeburgh Festival)
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ CD270-271 (2 CDs)
Ambroise Thomas: Hamlet
Thomas Allen (Hamlet); Christine Barbaux (Ophelia); Josephine Veasey (Gertrude); Paul Hudson (Claudius): Gordon Christie (Laertes); Philip Gelling (Horatio); Donald Maxwell (Ghost). Buxton Festival Chorus; Manchester Camerata / Anthony Hose (the MRF stereo recording of the BBC broadcast of 5 August 1980 from the Buxton Opera House given as part of the 1980 Buxton Festival)
CRQ Editions CRQ CD272-273 (2 CDs) (Free download of MRF booklet with articles and dual-language libretto available in PDF format below right)
Live from Vienna: Clemens Krauss conducts the 1953-1954 New Year’s Day Concert
Waltzes, Polkas, Overture and March by Johann Strauss I, Johann Strauss II and Josef Strauss Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Clemens Krauss (recorded by Vienna Radio 31 December 1953)
CRQ Editions CRQ CD274 (1 CD)
More Schwarzkopf Rarities, 1944-1963
Pfitzner: 3 Leider (a); Wolf: 10 Leider (b); Conrad Beck: Der Tod zu Basel (fragment) (c); Sibelius: Luonnotar, Op. 70 (d); Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos: Ein Schönes war; Es gibt ein Reich (e); Der Rosenkavalier- substantial extracts from Acts I and III (f); Operetta excerpts (g) (with Hans Weisbach (a), Paul Sacher (c), Tauno Hannikainen (d), Herbert von Karajan (e),Georg Solti (f), Willy Boskovsky (g), conductors; Ernest Lush, piano (b) )
CRQ Editions CRQ CD275-276 (2 CDs)
The Music of Leoš Janáček: Early Interpreters on Record
Leoš Janáček: The Makropulos Case: Prelude to Act 1*; Kát’a Kabanová: Prelude to Act 1*; The Fiddler’s Child**; The Ballade of Blaník Hill**, Lach Dances*; Capriccio***. *Brno Radio Symphony Orchestra / Břetislav Bakala;**Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra / Břetislav Bakala; ***Otakar Hollmann, piano; František Cech, flute; Rudolf Lisy, Jiří Horák, trumpets; Miroslav Stindl, Antonín Kettner, Josef Urban, trombones / Jarmil M. Burghauser
CRQ Editions CRQ CD277 (1 CD)
Carlos Kleiber live in Vienna, 1967-1993
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (Ludwig, Kmentt, VSO, 07/06/1967); Berg: Wozzeck - Three fragments (Vejzovic, VPO, 28/02/1982); Weber: Der Freischütz - Overture (VPO, 16/12/1979); Mozart: Symphony No. 36 in C major, K. 425 ‘Linz’ (20/03/1988); Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (VPO; 16/05/1993). Vienna Symphony and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras / Carlos Kleiber
CRQ Editions CRQ CD278-279 (2 CDs)
Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex
Jean Cocteau (Narrator); Helmut Melchert (Oedipus); Irma Kolassi (Jocasta); Thomas Hemsley (Creon); Michael Langdon (Tiresias); Duncan Robertson (Shepherd); Roger Stalman (Messenger). BBC Chorus; BBC Symphony Orchestra / Igor Stravinsky (recording of the performance given at the Royal Festival Hall, London, on 9 November 1959)
CRQ Editions CRQ CD280 (1 CD)
Friedrich Wührer Vol. 4: Concertos by Brahms, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 on B flat major, Op. 83*; Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 40**; Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23*** Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op. 44****. Friedrich Wührer, piano, with *Stuttgart Pro Musica Orchestra / Walther Davisson; **Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Rudolf Moralt; ***Vienna Pro Musica Orchestra (Vienna Symphony Orchestra) / Heinrich Hollreiser (stereo); ****Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Heinrich Hollreiser
CRQ Editions CRQ CD281-282 (2 CDs)
A Tribute to Sir Arthur Bliss
Sir Arthur Bliss conducts: Rossini: The Journey to Rheims - Overture; Borodin (arr: Sargent): Nocturne; Handel (arr: Beecham): Solomon: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba; Arne (arr: Sargent): Rule Britannia; Parry (arr: Sargent): Jerusalem; Elgar: Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40; Vaughan Williams (arr: Greaves): Fantasia on Greensleeves; Holst: Marching Song; Bliss: Things to Come: March; Bliss: Introduction and Allegro; Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 3; Anon (arr: Bliss): God Save the Queen. Elizabeth Bainbridge, mezzo-soprano; Royal Choral Society; London Philharmonic, London Symphony, New Philharmonia Orchestras, recorded 1955, 1957, 1967, 1972
CRQ Editions CRQ CD283 (1 CD)
Bruno Walter and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra: the pre-war EMI recordings, 1935-1938: Vol II: the complete Beethoven and Brahms recordings, 1936-1937
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, Pastoral; Leonora No. 3, Overture; The Ruins of Athens, Overture*; Brahms: Symphony No. 1; Symphony No. 3; Academic Festival Overture. Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Bruno Walter (*Arnold Rosé)
CRQ Editions CRQ CD284-285 (2 CDs)
Great Nights in Chicago
Verdi: Messa da Requiem (Requiem Mass): Leontyne Price, soprano; Yvonne Minton, mezzo-soprano; Luciano Pavarotti, tenor; Gwynne Howell, bass; Chicago Symphony Chorus, Margaret Hillis, director; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti, conductor (broadcast of the performance of 24 April 1975 given at Orchestra Hall, Chicago). Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E major: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, conductor (broadcast of the performance of 18 April 1968 given at Orchestra Hall, Chicago)
CRQ Editions CRQ CD287-288 (2 CDs)
Albert Spalding and Ernst von Dohnányi play Barber, Brahms and Schumann
Barber: Violin Concerto, Op. 14: Albert Spalding, violin; Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, conductor (recording of a radio broadcast of the first performance, given at the Academy of Music, Philadelphia, on 11 February 1941); Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78 (‘Regen’)*: Albert Spalding, violin; Ernst von Dohnányi, piano; Schumann: Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood) Ernst von Dohnányi, piano, with spoken introductions by him* (* from the Remington LPs)
CRQ Editions CRQ CD289 (1 CD)
Sir Charles Groves at the Proms, 1967
Haydn: Symphony No. 93 in D major; Robert Simpson: Symphony No. 3; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (recording of the BBC Promenade Concert, 21 August 1967, given at the Royal Albert Hall, London); Walton: Scapino: A Comedy Overture; Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music*; Delius: Appalachia**. *Sheila Armstrong, soprano; Shirley Minty, mezzo-soprano; Robert Tear, tenor; Roger Stalman, bass, BBC Chorus; ** John Noble, baritone, BBC Chorus, BBC Choral Society, Goldsmiths’ Choral Union, London Philharmonic Choir; London Philharmonic Orchestra (recording of the BBC Promenade Concert, 30 August 1967, given at the Royal Albert Hall, London); Sir Charles Groves, conductor
CRQ Editions CRQ CD290-291 (2 CDs)
Spanish genius – the art of the pianist José Cubiles
Manuel de Falla: Noches en los jardines de España (Nights in the gardens of Spain): José Cubiles, piano; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Ernest Ansermet (live recording made at the Salzburg Festival, 27 August 1942). Solo piano works by Soler (arr: Nin), Diaz Serrano, Mateo Albéniz, Turina, Granados, Albéniz, and de Falla. José Cubiles, piano (the rare piano recital of the early 1950s first published on LP by the ‘Zafiro’ label)
Warning: several of the piano recital tracks are sonically compromised.
CRQ Editions CRQ CD292 (1 CD)
Leopold Stokowski: his final U.S. concert plus numerous Russian favourites
The final US concert: Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina, Act IV: Entr’acte
(arr: Stokowski); Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35*; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47 (all 9 May 1972): Russian Favourites: Rimsky-Korsakov: Dubinushka (6 October 1969); Rimsky-Korsakov: Ivan the Terrible, Act III: Prelude (arr: Stokowski) (17 October 1971); Rimsky-Korsakov: The Golden Cockerel: Suite (18 January 1970); Stravinsky: Pastorale (arr: Stokowski) (18 January 1970); Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34 (26 October 1969); Stravinsky: Petrushka: Suite (2 March 1971); Tchaikovsky: Song without words (arr: Stokowski) (2 March 1971). *Itzhak Perlman, violin; American Symphony Orchestra; Leopold Stokowski. (Unofficial in-house stereo recordings, Carnegie Hall. New York City)
CRQ Editions CRQ CD293-294 (2 CDs)
Sir Adrian Boult conducts Barsukov (first publication) and Prokofiev
Barsukov: Suite Symphonique Méditerranéenne* (first publication); Barsukov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in E flat*§; Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kijé: Symphonic Suite, Op.60**. §Sergei Barsukov, piano; *New Philharmonia Orchestra; **Paris Conservatoire Orchestra; Sir Adrian Boult, conductor.
CRQ Editions CRQ CD295 (1 CD)
Albert Coates – the rare Columbia recordings (1919-1921), Beethoven’s Ninth (1923) and other treasures
Scriabin: La Poème de l’Extase (first recording, 1920)*; Wagner: Siegfried Idyll (first recording, 1921)*; Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (movements II and IV, 1921)*; Boito: Nerone: Prologue: Salve Regina and Act IV: Gloria, gloria vittoria a te (1924)**; Bizet: Carmen: Act IV: Here they come (1925)**; Gounod: Faust: Act I: Red or white wine (1925)**; Mendelssohn: Elijah: Choruses: Yet doth the Lord see it not; For he shall give his angels (1926)***; Baal we cry to thee; Thanks be to God (1925)**; Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 ‘Choral’ (1923)** / *London Symphony Orchestra, **Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and Soloists, ***Royal Albert Hall Orchestra and Royal Choral Society, Albert Coates, conductor
CRQ Editions CRQ CD296-297 (2 CDs)
In memory of Nicolai Gedda - the first recital
Operatic arias by Tchaikovsky, Massenet, Bizet, Auber, Gounod, Ponchielli, Flotow, Donizetti, and Cilèa. Nicolai Gedda, tenor; Philharmonia Orchestra, Alceo Galliera, conductor (From Columbia 33CX1130, recorded April 10, 11, 13, 14 1953 at Kingsway Hall, London)
CRQ Editions CRQ CD298 (1 CD)
Ingrid Haebler: the Mozart piano concerto recordings of 1953-1959, Vol. 3
Mozart: Piano Concertos No.6 in B flat major K 238, No. 8 in C major K 246, No. 12 A major K 414, No. 26 D major K 537 ‘Coronation’, No. 27 B flat major K 595*. Ingrid Haebler, piano; Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Heinrich Hollreiser and *Christoph von Dohnányi, conductors (from the Vox and *Philips LPs)
CRQ Editions CRQ CD299-300 (2 CDs)
Operetta Favourites – Anni Frind and the Art of the Potpourri
Selections from Die Kaiserin (Fall), Paganini (Lehár), Meisterporträt (Lortzing), Die Csardasfürstin (Kálmán), Boccaccio (Suppé), Der Bettelstudent (Millöcker) starring Anni Frind, with Walther Ludwig, Marcel Wittrisch, Gerhard Hüsch and Wilhelm Strienz (the Electrola recordings made in Berlin during the 1930s)
CRQ Editions CRQ CD301 (1 CD)
The art of Eduard van Beinum
Schubert: Symphony No. 3 in D major, D. 200; Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90, ‘Italian’; Schubert: Symphony No. 6 in C major, D. 589. Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, Eduard van Beinum, conductor (from the Philips LPs recorded in the 1950s)
CRQ Editions CRQ CD302 (1 CD)
Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier: Glyndebourne 1959
Feldmarschallin: Régine Crespin / Octavian: Elisabeth Soderström / Sophie: Anneliese Rothenberger / Faninal: Willy Ferenz / Baron Ochs: Oscar Czerwenka / Italian singer: William McAlpine / Members of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Leopold Ludwig (recording of the BBC broadcast of the performance of 7 June 1959 given at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Sussex) .
CRQ Editions CRQ CD303-305 (3 CDs)
Emil Gilels: the major post-war Concerto recordings, Vol. 2: Beethoven 3 and Tchaikovsky 2
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37* (1947); Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op. 44** (1959); * Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra / Kirill Kondrashin (Studio, Moscow, 1947); **Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra / András Kóródi (Live, Budapest, 28 September 1959).
CRQ Editions CRQ CD306 (1 CD)
Rudolf Kempe rarities
Delius: Violin Concerto*; Delius: Sea Drift**; Wolf: Italian Serenade***; Copland: El Salón México****; Medtner: Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 50*****; Prokofiev: Symphony No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 131******;*Raymond Cohen, violin, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, St. George’s Hall, Bradford, 30 03 1962; **John Shirley-Quirk, baritone, BBC Chorus and Choral Society, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Maida Vale Studios, 10 04 1963; *** Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Herkulessaal, Munich, 17 06 1971; ****Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Herkulessaal, Munich, 27 01 1971; *****Yara Bernette, piano, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Herkulessaal, Munich, 23 03 1971; ******Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Herkulessaal, Munich, 11 11 1960 / Rudolf Kempe, conductor.
CRQ Editions CRQ CD307-308 (2 CDs)
The genius of Jascha Horenstein
Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 in A major (05 12 1968); Liszt: Mazeppa (Symphonic poem no. 6) (16 10 1969); Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra / Jascha Horenstein.
CRQ Editions CRQ CD309 (1 CD)
Celebrating Sir Malcom Sargent
Elgar: The Apostles, Op. 49: Joan Hammond, soprano / Marjorie Thomas, mezzo-soprano / William Herbert, tenor / Richard Standen, bass; BBC Choral Society; BBC Symphony Orchestra (recording of the BBC broadcast of the concert given at the Royal Festival Hall, 12 06 1957); Elgar: The Music Makers, Op. 69: Marjorie Thomas, mezzo-soprano, Royal Choral Society, Huddersfield Choral Society, London Philharmonic Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra (recording of the BBC broadcast of the concert given at the Royal Albert Hall, 29 04 1965) / Sir Malcolm Sargent, conductor.
CRQ Editions CRQ CD310-311 (2 CDs)
L’esprit français – French composers on record
Debussy (orch. Caplet and Cloez): Suite Bergamasque - Grand Orchestre du Marquis de Cuevas / Gustave Cloez); Debussy (orch. Büsser): Petite Suite - Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française / Henri Büsser; Büsser: Petite Suite pour Orchestra - Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française / Henri Büsser; Ibert: Escales (Ports of Call) - Orchestra of the Paris Opéra / Jacques Ibert; Françaix: Concertino for Piano and Orchestra - Jean Françaix, piano; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Leo Borchard; Poulenc: Ten songs to poems by Guillaume Apollinaire - Pierre Bernac, baritone / Francis Poulenc, piano (from LPs originally published by London International, Pathé, Capitol, and Vega).
CRQ Editions CRQ CD312 (1 CD)
Homage to David Ward – a great Scottish singer
Extracts from live performances featuring the great Scottish bass David Ward: Beethoven: Fidelio, Goodall, 1976; Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov, Gibson, 1965; R. Strauss: The Silent Woman (Die Schweigsame Frau), Kempe, 1961; Verdi: Don Carlo (2), Downes, 1966, Solti, 1968; La Forza del Destino, Patané, 1973; Macbeth, Gibson, 1976; Simon Boccanegra, Mackerras, 1969;Wagner: Der Fliegende Holländer, Böhm, 1965; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Gibson, 1964; Das Rheingold, Kempe, 1961; Die Walküre, Solti, 1965; Siegfried, Solti, 1962; Tristan und Isolde, Solti, 1971. (Recordings taken from the Bayreuth Festival; the BBC Promenade Concerts, London; the Covent Garden Opera Company / Royal Opera Company, London; the Metropolitan Opera Company, New York; the Scottish National Orchestra, Edinburgh; the Scottish Opera, Edinburgh and Glasgow).
CRQ Editions CRQ CD313-314 (2 CDs)
Mozart: Four Piano Trios
Mozart: 4 Trios for violin, cello and piano: K. 254, 496, 502, 564
Victor Aitay, violin; János Starker, cello; Agi Jambor, piano (from the Period LP recordings).
CRQ Editions CRQ CD315 (1 CD)
Mogens Wöldike conducts Bach
J.S. Bach: the Six Brandenburg Concertos, BWV 1046-51. Danish State Radio Chamber Orchestra and soloists (nos. 1-5); Copenhagen Royal Chapel Chamber Orchestra (nos. 3 and 6), Mogens Wöldike, conductor. The Danish HMV recordings of 1949-1954 including alternative recordings of concertos 2 and 3.
CRQ Editions CRQ CD316-317 (2 CDs)
Sir Jeffrey Tate: in memoriam
Rossini: L’Italiana in Algeri: Overture*; Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem**; Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90***. * Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Parco della Musica, Rome, 20 04 2004; ** Orchestra del Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Auditorium ‘Domenico Scarlatti’ della Rai, Naples, 09 11 2005; *** Orchestra del Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Auditorium ‘Domenico Scarlatti’ della Rai, Naples, 07 12 2012 / Sir Jeffrey Tate, conductor.
CRQ Editions CRQ CD318 (1 CD)
Claude Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande
Mélisande: Hilde Güden / Geneviève: Elisabeth Höngen / Yniold: Adriana Martino / Pelléas: Henri Gui / Golaud: Eberhard Wächter / Arkel: Nicola Zaccaria / Doctor: Alfred Poell / Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan, conductor (recording of the performance of 06 01 1962 given at the Vienna State Opera – the first night of this production).
CRQ Editions CRQ CD319-320 (2 CDs)
Leopold Stokowski: ‘In House’ - live recordings from concerts given at the Royal Albert Hall, London, during 1973
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80 (with choral finale ‘Gaudeamus Igitur’ arranged by Sir Malcolm Sargent)*; Tchaikovsky: ‘Eugene Onegin’: Polonaise*; Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43**; Elgar: Enigma Variations, Op. 36***; J. S. Bach, transcribed by Stokowski: ‘Little Fugue’ in G minor (encore)***.
*London Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus (04 11 1973); **Ilana Vered, piano / London Symphony Orchestra (25 04 1973); ***New Philharmonia Orchestra (11 01 1973) / Leopold Stokowski, conductor (unofficial in-house stereo recordings, Royal Albert Hall, London).
CRQ Editions CRQ CD321 (1 CD)
Jascha Horenstein in Gothenburg, Vol. 2 plus two fragments
Mozart: Overture: ‘Idomeneo’; Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22; Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major, D. 944 (‘Great’) (09 10 1969)*; Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 385 ‘Haffner’ (01 1968)**; Handel: Three arias from ‘Rinaldo’ (01 1968)**; J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046 (rehearsal 12 1968)***; Mozart: concert aria: ‘Ch’io mi scordi di te’ (15 09 1971)****; Beethoven : Overture: ‘Egmont’ (rehearsal)*****.
* Philippe Entremont, piano; Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (complete concert of 9 10 1969); ** Jennifer Vyvyan, soprano; Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (from concerts given during January 1968); *** Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (possible final rehearsal during 12 1968); **** Elizabeth Harwood, soprano; David Wilde, piano; BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Albert Hall, London (15 09 1971); ***** American Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, New York City (final rehearsal 09 11 1969) / Jascha Horenstein, conductor.
CRQ Editions CRQ CD322-323 (2 CDs)
Enescu performs Enescu on Remington
Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A major, Op. 11*; Violin Sonata No. 2 in F minor, Op. 6**
Dixtuor for wind instruments in D major, Op. 14***; Romanian Rhapsody No. 2 in D major, Op. 11*.
*L’Orchestre des Concerts Colonne; ** Céliny Chailley-Richez, piano; ***Wind Soloists of the Orchestre National de la RTF / Georges Enescu, conductor and solo violin (from the Remington and Varèse/Sarabande LP (reprint) recordings).
CRQ Editions CRQ CD324 (1 CD)
Sir Adrian Boult: unpublished BBC broadcast recordings
Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor; Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 4 in F minor*; Bantock: Sappho: Prelude**; Dvořák: Overture: In Nature’s Realm, Op. 91***: Lennox Berkeley: Divertimento in B flat, Op. 18****; Ravel: La Valse*****; Sir Granville Bantock: a personal memoir by Sir Adrian Boult******.
*Yehudi Menuhin, violin / Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, London / BBC Promenade concert / Royal Albert Hall, London / 21 07 1965; **City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / BBC studio concert / Friends’ Institute, Birmingham / 05 01 1960; ***City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Public concert / Town Hall, Birmingham / 28 01 1960; ****Polyphonia Orchestra / Public concert / Queen Elizabeth Hall, London / 05 02 1971; *****Hallé Orchestra / Public concert / Free Trade Hall, Manchester / 16 02 1966; ******BBC broadcast / 18 11 1968 / Sir Adrian Boult, conductor.
CRQ Editions CRQ CD325-326 (2 CDs)
London musical life in the post-war era
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 23*; Lambert: The Rio Grande**; Lambert: Horoscope – Ballet Suite, Op. 39***.
*Kyla Greenbaum, piano / Sinfonia of London / Richard Austin (World Record Club) / **Kyla Greenbaum, piano / Gladys Ripley, contralto / Chorus / Philharmonia Orchestra / Constant Lambert (Columbia); Lambert: Horoscope – Ballet Suite, Op. 39; ***London Symphony Orchestra / Robert Irving (Decca).
CRQ Editions CRQ CD327 (1 CD)
Albert Coates Vol. 2 - The acoustic Richard Strauss recordings (1921-1924), choral music and rarely reissued Wagner
Richard Strauss: Don Juan (1922)*; Tod und Verklärung (1923)*; Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (1921)*; Salome (1924)* (extracts, with Göta Ljungberg: Salome; Tudor Davies: Narraboth, Herodes; Nellie Walker: Page; George Baker and Peter Dawson: Jochanaan; Edward Hallam: Soldier); Choral music: George Gottfried Wagner (formerly attrib: J. S. Bach) – Blessing, glory and wisdom†; Bax – Mater ora filium‡; Purcell – Soul of the World‡; Sterndale Bennett – God is a spirit†; Sullivan – O gladsome light† (all 1925); Wagner: Lohengrin: The Swan Chorus (1925)**; the Bridal Chorus (1925)***; Rienzi: Overture (1921)*; Siegfried Idyll (1922)*; ‘Faust’ Overture (1928)****; ‘Die Feen’ Overture (1932)****
*Symphony Orchestra, **Walter Widdop; Chorus; Symphony Orchestra, ***Chorus, Symphony Orchestra, ****London Symphony Orchestra, † Chorus of the British National Opera Company, ‡ Leeds Festival Chorus / Albert Coates, conductor.
CRQ Editions CRQ CD328-329 (2 CDs)
The Saga Years, Vol. 1
Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 4 in D major, Op. 70, No. 1 ‘Ghost’*; Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 1 in D major, Op. 49*; Debussy: Sonata in G minor for violin and piano (1916-17)** *The Boise Trio (Hugh Bean, violin, Eileen Croxford, cello; David Parkhouse, piano), ** Hugh Bean, violin; David Parkhouse, piano (from the original Saga mono LPs).
CRQ Editions CRQ CD330 (1 CD)
Friedrich Wührer, Vol. 5: Five Unfinished Schubert Sonatas and the French Radio recital of 30 01 1961
Schubert: Five Unfinished Piano Sonatas D. 157, 279, 459-459a, 557, 566 - the Vox recordings (mono); Schubert: Piano Sonata in A minor, D.784; Brahms: Three Intermezzi, Op. 117; Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24 - the French Radio recital recorded in Paris on 30 01 1961 (stereo) / Friedrich Wührer, piano.
CRQ Editions CRQ CD331-332 (2 CDs)
The Urania Conductors, Vol. 7: Ernst Schrader
Reger: Ballet Suite, Op. 130*; Weber: Concertino for clarinet and orchestra Op.26**; Dvořák: Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70***/ *Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra; **Alfred Buerkner, clarinet, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; *** Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Ernst Schrader, conductor (from Urania and Classics Club LP recordings).
CRQ Editions CRQ CD333 (1 CD)
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