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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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)
Arguably one of the finest productions ever to be mounted by the Buxton Opera Festival, this landmark realisation of Thomas’s unjustly neglected opera featured several out-standing performances: Thomas Allen’s hauntingly tortured portrayal of the title role, Christine Barbaux’s moving depiction of Ophelia, and Josephine Veasey’s formidable assumption of Hamlet’s mother Gertrude. Anthony Hose’s stylish conducting is also notable, as is the excellent broadcast stereo sound captured by the American underground label, MRF.
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)
Following on from the run-away success of last year’s release of the first New Year’s Day concert to be conducted and recorded by the great Clemens Krauss, we present what was sadly to be his last: that of 31st December1953, recorded live in Vienna shortly before his untimely death a few months later. As always conductor and orchestra are on top form in a programme featuring many rarely heard items. Edited and remastered by Antony Hodgson.
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) )
A formidable collection of ultra rare recordings featuring Elizabeth Schwarzkopf at her very best – from war-time Vienna in 1944 to the Hollywood Bowl in 1963, by way of London (1949, 1959), Basel (1953), Helsinki (1955) and Berlin (1956). Of especial interest will be the first publication of her exemplary account of Sibelius’s Luonnotar, with Hannikainen in Helsinki in 1955, substantial extracts from her last appearance in a staged opera at Covent Garden: her Marschallin in the 1959 ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ (also the production which secured the post of Music Director of the Royal Opera Company for Georg Solti), and Viennese operetta highlights conducted by Willy Boskovsky in Hollywood. Produced with the valued assistance of Walter Moore.
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
Early recordings of the music of the great Czech composer Leoš Janáček performed by musicians who were close to him personally. The conductor Břetislav Bakala leaves other interpreters of Janáček’s music in the dust with his drive and intensity, while pianist Otakar Hollmann commissioned the Capriccio from Janáček following the loss of his right hand in the First World War. These are truly authoritative performances. Produced by Alan Sanders.
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
A substantial survey of live performances conducted by the great Carlos Kleiber in Vienna, from the early account of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra of 1967 to the late Ein Heldenleben by Richard Strauss with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in 1993. A moving tribute to one of the finest conductors of his generation, still sadly missed.
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)
One of the rarest of the several live performances recorded of Stravinsky’s operatic masterpiece with the composer himself conducting. Here the unique presence of the libretto’s author, Jean Cocteau, brings exceptional authority to the performance, as does the presence of the composer himself on the podium. Very good sound for the period.
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
Immensely powerful readings of four of the top romantic piano concertos in the virtuoso repertoire, including the very rare recording of Friedrich Wührer playing the Brahms Second Piano Concerto, long out of print and much sought after by collectors. Wührer’s stunning playing of the two Tchaikovsky Concertos has to be heard to be believed.
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
Sir Arthur Bliss is now a largely overlooked figure, but during his lifetime he was major force in British music, both as a composer and as a conductor. This timely tribute to him features him in both roles, displaying his musical talent brightly. Produced by Edward Johnson.
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)
The relationship between the conductor Bruno Walter and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra was unique, resulting in recordings of the greatest musical interest. This second volume contains all their pre-war recordings of music by Beethoven and Brahms, superb performances against which all others must be judged. Produced by Graham Silcock.
CRQ Editions CRQ CD284-285 (2 CDs)
Georgia Brown sings Kurt Weill and George Gershwin: the Decca recordings of 1962 and 1963, arranged and conducted by Ian Fraser
A contemporary of Lionel Bart, Georgia Brown shot to fame as Nancy in the original production of Bart’s hit musical ‘Oliver!’. So successful was her performance that Decca signed her to record several LP albums, of which the most successful were these two characterful surveys of songs by Kurt Weill and George Gershwin. Ian Fraser’s stylish arrangements and conducting, brilliantly recorded in state of the art stereo by Decca’s engineers, add substantially to the success of these wonderful recordings, long out of print.
CRQ Editions CRQ CD286 (1 CD)
New! CRQ Publishing presents:
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
Also newly available as a free download:
Studies in the history of recording, volume 1 by David Patmore – see below
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.
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
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. £10 including postage and packing.
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ DVD8 (1 DVD-ROM)
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)
£10 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) £10 including postage and packing.
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)
£10 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.
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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)
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