CRQ Editions is dedicated to the study of historic recordings. It publishes for sale downloads of reissues through Bandcamp, DVD-ROMs devoted to major musical figures and institutions, discographies and academic texts. These are all listed below.
Between 2011 and 2108 CRQ Editions published just under 400 compact discs. These are no longer available but a complete catalogue with individual descriptions is available for reference:
Complete catalogue with detailed descriptions | here |
Back catalogue for online purchase and download through bandcamp.com | here |
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Sergiu Celibidache: the complete concerts with the London Symphony Orchestra, 1978-1982
Between 1978 and 1982 the celebrated Romanian-born conductor Sergiu Celibidache conducted seven concerts with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, London. Celibidache’s impact on both the Orchestra and on London’s musical life was profound. This new DVD-ROM contains all these concerts in very good broadcast sound, encoded in mp3 files at 360kps. CRQ Editions CRQ DVD12 (1 DVD-ROM and booklet) £15 including postage and packing.
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.
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.
Sir Charles Mackerras: A Discography, by Brian Godfrey. Sir Charles Mackerras was one of the most prolific recording artists of his generation, active from the early 1950s right up to his death in 2010. This new discography presents his recorded legacy in greater depth than ever before. Spiral bound, A5 format: £25 including postage, or free download (below right). Updated 2 Dec 2018
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ BK010
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: £25 including postage, or free download (below right). Updated 12 June 2018.
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ BK009
Studies in the history of recording, volume 8: ‘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 January 2019.
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 January 2019
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 21 January 2019
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 January 2019.
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
Issues 1–89 are available for digital download at crqeditions.bandcamp.com
Outline details of these releases are given below. Full details of each release are given on the relevant bandcamp page and in the Printable complete catalogue above.
CRQ CD001 Verdi: Ernani (abridged) / Molajoli
CRQ CD002 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, Pathétique / Boult
CRQ CD003 Homage to Mogens Wöldike (J. C. Bach; Haydn; Mozart; Dittersdorf)
CRQ CD004-5 Verdi: Macbeth / Goldschmidt
CRQ CD006 Busoni: Fantasia Contrapuntistica; Bach-Busoni: Chorale Prelude: Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ / Brendel
CRQ CD007 Weber: Euryanthe Overture; Schubert: Symphony No. 8, Unfinished; Liszt: Les préludes / Schwarz
CRQ CD008/09 Berg: Wozzeck / E. Kleiber; Violin Concerto / Ferras, Schmidt-Isserstedt
CRQ CD010 Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 / Gieseking, Rosbaud
CRQ CD011 Boyce: Eight Little Symphonies / Haas
CRQ CD012 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 / Boult
CRQ CD013/15 Mozart: Six ‘Haydn’ String Quartets / Barchet Quartet
CRQ CD016/17 Giordano: Andrea Chénier / Tausky (in English)
CRQ CD018 Chausson: Symphony; Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande; Debussy: Petite Suite / Fournet
CRQ CD019 Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt recital / Kentner
CRQ CD020/21 Wagner: Parsifal: extended extracts / Rankl
CRQ CD022 Brahms: Symphony No. 1 / Boult
CRQ CD023 Schumann: Fantasia, Carnaval / A. Fischer
CRQ CD024 Odnoposoff plays virtuoso violin showpieces (Saint-Saëns, Sarasate, Chausson, Paganini, Bruch)
CRQ CD025 Gounod: Faust (excerpts) / Etcheverry (Doria, Vanzo, Massard, Legros)
CRQ CD026 New Year’s Day Concert with Kurt Wöss
CRQ CD027/28 Verdi: Simone Boccanegra / Mudie (in English)
CRQ CD029 Haydn: ‘Nelson’ Mass / Sternberg
CRQ CD030 Vladimir Sofronitzky plays Scriabin
CRQ CD031/32 Mozart: Prussian & Hoffmeister, 3 early quartets /Barchet Quartet
CRQ CD033/34 Homage to Royalton Kisch: Liszt, Schumann, Bruch, Cimarosa, Gluck, Haydn et al
CRQ CD035 Rossini: Le Barbier de Seville (excerpts) / Etcheverry (Doria, Vanzo, Massard, Legros, Giovanetti)
CRQ DVD1 Puccini: Manon Lescaut / Questa, Wallmann (RAI, 1957)
CRQ CD036 Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 / Boult
CRQ CD037/39 Mozart: Così fan tutte / Gui
CRQ CD040 Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2; Fantaisie Impromptu; 12 Etudes, Op. 24 / Goldsand
CRQ CD041/43 Smetana Quartet: early recordings, 1950-1955: Haydn, Richter, Schubert, Smetana, Dvorak, Janacek
CRQ CD044 Bruckner: Mass No. 1 / Adler
CRQ CD045/46 Elisabeth Schwarzkopf: the unknown recordings
CRQ CD047/48 Liszt: The Dante and Faust Symphonies / SebastianCRQ CD049 Pfitzner: Kleine Sinfonie, Op. 44 (No. 2); Brahms: Violin Concerto / Manko, Abendroth
CRQ CD050 Grieg: The Last Spring; Brahms: Symphony No. 3; Berlioz: Trojan March / Beecham
CRQ CD051/52 Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos, 3, 4, 5; Sinfonia Concertante; Haydn: Concertante / Barchet et al, Reinhardt
CRQ CD053 Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de Perles (excerpts) / Etcheverry (Doria, Vanzo, Massard, Scellier)
CRQ CD054/55 Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann / Aeschbacher
CRQ CD056 Mozart: Coronation Mass; Haydn: Salve Regina / Blech (Cantelo, Thomas, Galliver, Cameron, Hemsley)
CRQ CD057/58 Bittner: Der Musikant / Prohaska (Réthy, Riegler, Treptow, Schmitt-Walter, Bierbach)
CRQ CD059 Beethoven: Archduke Piano Trio / Kogan, Rostropovich, Gilels
CRQ CD060 Beethoven: Symphony No. 1; Leonora No. 3 / Conductor X (Rodzínski); Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 / Klemperer, Häfner
CRQ CD061 Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet; Hamlet; Concert Fantasia. Peter Katin, piano / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Adrian Boult
CRQ CD062/64 Mozart: Don Giovanni. Sutherland, Ligabue, Freni, Lewis, Blanc, Bruscantini, Monreale, Stefanoni /Chorus and Orchestra of the Glyndebourne Festival / Sir John Pritchard
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 CD069 Schubert: 4 Impromptus, Op. 90 (D. 899); 4 Impromptus, Op. 142 (D. 935); Sonata in A major, Op. 120 (D. 664). Robert Goldsand, piano
CRQ CD070 Fauré: Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15*; Piano Quintet No. 2 in C minor, Op. 115†
The Robert Masters Pianoforte Quartet*; Pascal String Quartet with Ray Lev (piano)†
CRQ CD071 Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major. Vienna Festival Orchestra (Vienna Symphony Orchestra) / Willem van Otterloo
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 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 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 CD076 Percy Pitt Conducts! Volume 1: French, German and Austrian repertoire - operatic selections by Bizet, Saint-Saëns, Thomas, Delibes, Wagner, Mendelssohn and Suppé
CRQ CD077/79 Mozart: The Six String Quintets (K. 174, 406, 515, 516, 593, 614) Barchet String Quartet, with Emil Kessinger, viola
CRQ CD080 Bruckner: Overture in G major; Symphony No. 9 Vienna Orchestra (?Vienna Symphony Orchestra) / F. Charles Adler
CRQ CD081/82 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 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 CD084 Verdi: Rigoletto: excerpts (sung in French) Renée Doria (Gilda), Denise Scharley (Maddalena), Alain Vanzo (the Duke), Robert Massard (Rigoletto), Orchestra / Jésus Etcheverry
CRQ CD085/86 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 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 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
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