CRQ Editions: Autumn 2019

We are proud to announce the latest release of CRQ Editions. This specialist label is devoted to the publication of unusual recordings.

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New releases, November 2019

Basil Cameron at the Proms, Vol 2
Percy Grainger: Danish Folk Music Suite*; * Percy Grainger, piano (27.08 1948); Cyril Scott: 2 Passacaglias on Irish Themes (27.07.1954); Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 8 in D minor (14.09.1957); Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major**; ** Barry Tuckwell, horn (18.08.1964 – Cameron’s 80th birthday). All BBC live broadcasts from the Royal Albert Hall, London. London Symphony Orchestra / Basil Cameron, conductor.
CRQ 404 available as a download from Bandcamp: CRQ404 (£8 complete. Individual tracks may be purchased separately)

Basil Cameron at the Proms, Vol 3
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 ‘Organ’*; *Simon Preston, organ (12.09.1962); Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30**; ** Daniel Wayenberg, piano (14.09.1958). All BBC live broadcasts from the Royal Albert Hall, London. London Symphony Orchestra / Basil Cameron, conductor.
CRQ 405 available as a download from Bandcamp: CRQ405 (£8 complete. Individual tracks may be purchased separately)

Two releases commemorating the art of the British conductor, Basil Cameron, whose work is greatly under-represented in the current catalogue. CRQ 404 is notable for Percy Grainger’s participation in his own Danish Folk Music Suite, rare Cyril Scott, and Cameron’s account of Vaughan Williams’s Eight Symphony a year after its premiere. CRQ 405 features two Proms war-horses: Saint-Saëns mighty Organ Symphony, his Third, with Simon Preston as soloist at the organ of the Royal Albert Hall, and Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto with the distinguished Dutch pianist Daniel Wayenberg as the soloist. The orchestra throughout is the London Symphony Orchestra, with whom Basil Cameron was closely associated during the post-war era. Produced by Mark Hood.


The Art of Egon Petri
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90; Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major*; Liszt: Venezia e Napoli (from The Years of Pilgrimage, Year 2: Italy); Busoni: Indian Diary: All’ Italia; Perpetuum Mobile. * Unknown Orchestra / Alfred Wallenstein, conductor. From public performances, 1945-1959.
The Dutch-born pianist Egon Petri remains one of the titans amongst twentieth century pianists. His extensive period of study with Ferruccio Busoni gave his playing especial authority. These rare live recordings are taken from public performances given between 1945 and 1959. Transfers from vinyl sources by Jim Bostwick.
CRQ 406 available as a download from Bandcamp: CRQ 406 (£8 complete. Individual tracks may be purchased separately)


Harold Craxton Memorial Concert, May, 1971, Vol. 1
Gerald Moore: spoken tribute to Harold Craxton; Bach: Partita No. 3 in E major: Prelude, Yehudi Menuhin, violin; Telemann: Oboe Concerto in E minor, Janet Craxton, oboe, Menuhin Festival Orchestra, Rudolf Schwarz, conductor; Mozart: Piano Concerto in B flat major, K. 595, Clifford Curzon, piano, Menuhin Festival Orchestra, Yehudi Menuhin, conductor.
CRQ 407 available as a download from Bandcamp: CRQ 407 (£8 complete. Individual tracks may be purchased separately)

Harold Craxton Memorial Concert, May, 1971, Vol. 2
Beethoven: Sonata for violin and piano in C minor, Op. 30. No. 2, Yehudi Menuhin, violin, Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano; Mozart: Double concerto for two pianos in E flat, K. 365, Denis Matthews, Nina Milkina, pianos, Menuhin Festival Orchestra, Rudolf Schwarz, conductor.
CRQ 408 available as a download from Bandcamp: CRQ 408 (£8 complete. Individual tracks may be purchased separately)

In May 1971, as a tribute to the distinguished British musical pianist and composer Harold Craxton, who died at the end of March 1971, an unique concert took place at the Fairfield Halls Croydon. This brought together many distinguished members of the British musical establishment – Yehudi Menuhin, Rudolf Schwarz, Clifford Curzon, Denis Matthews, Nina Milkin, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Craxton’s daughter Janet Craxton, in a programme of music by composers close to Craxton, notably Telemann, Bach, Mozart and Beethoven. The concert was broadcast by the BBC and appears never to have been previously published. Produced by Raymond Glaspole.

Charles Kennedy Scott Conducts Choral Music, 1926-1930
Mozart: Requiem Mass in D minor, K. 626 (excerpts); Bach, arranged by Franz Wullner: Es ist vollbracht, O Jesuslein süss; Traditional: Brigg Fair (arranged by Percy Grainger), Coventry Carol; Schubert: Mass No. 2 in G major; Handel: Messiah: For unto us a child is born; There shepherds abiding…Glory to God; Bach: St. Matthew Passion: Behold how throbs…I would beside my Lord. Gerda Hall, Elsie Suddaby, sopranos; Percy Manchester, Walter Widdop, tenors; Howard Fry, baritone; Bach Cantata Club, Oriana Madrigal Society, Philharmonic Choir; London Symphony Orchestra; Charles Kennedy Scott, conductor. Originally recorded by HMV between 1926 and 1930. CRQ 409
Charles Kennedy Scott (1875-1965) played a key role in developing the performance of choral music in the United Kingdom, especially during the inter-war years. This especially curated programme of his recordings includes performances by the Oriana Madrigal Society and the Philharmonic Choir, both of which he founded, and the Bach Cantata Club, with accompaniments by the London Symphony Orchestra, to give a fascinating insight into the musical life of the 1920s and 1930s. Transfers from original 78rpm records by Damian Rogan.
CRQ 409 available as a download from Bandcamp: CRQ 409 (£8 complete. Individual tracks may be purchased separately)
 

A Tribute to Sir Edward Downes, 1924-2009
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Ivan Davis, piano, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra;
Kingsway Hall, London. 04-06 10 1971 Decca Phase Four); Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet - Love Duet (Eilene Hannan, soprano: Keith Lewis, tenor; BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra; Royal Albert Hall, London. 21 07 1981 BBC broadcast); Respighi: The Pines of Rome (BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Albert Hall, London. 08 08 1986 BBC broadcast); Operatic arias by Leoncavallo, Puccini, Verdi and Giordano (Margaret Price, soprano; Charles Craig, tenor; John Shaw, baritone; London Symphony Orchestra; Walthamstow Town Hall 03 11 1967 RCA Reader's Digest). CRQ 410
Sir Edward Downes (1924-2009), who died ten years ago, was an important figure in post-war British musical life, both in the South of England through his extensive work at the Royal Opera House, London, and in the North of England through his long period as chief conductor of the BBC Northern and then BBC Philharmonic Orchestras, Manchester. This timely and well-chosen tribute features him as a notable and sympathetic interpreter of opera and symphonic music. Produced by Edward Johnson.
CRQ 410 available as a download from Bandcamp: CRQ 410 (£8 complete. Individual tracks may be purchased separately)
 

Carla Gavazzi stars in Cavalleria Rusticana and I Pagliacci (Cav and Pag)
Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza: Carla Gavazzi; Turridu: Mario Ortica; Alfio: Giuseppe Valdengo; Mamma Lucia: Maria Amadini; Lola: Rosita Gilardi. Chorus and Orchestra of RAI, Milan, Chorus master: Roberto Benaglio; Arturo Basile, conductor (Sound track of RAI television production directed by Mario Lanfranchi broadcast 11 07 1956)
CRQ 411 available as a download from Bandcamp: CRQ 411 (£8 complete. Individual tracks may be purchased separately)

Carla Gavazzi stars in Cavalleria Rusticana and I Pagliacci (Cav and Pag)
Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci (Nedda: Carla Gavazzi; Canio: Carlo Bergonzi; Tonio: Carlo Tagliabue; Peppe: Salvatore di Tommaso; Silvio: Marcello Rossi. Chorus and Orchestra of RAI, Milan, Chorus master: Roberto Benaglio; Alfredo Simonietto, conductor (RAI radio broadcast 10 06 1951)
CRQ 412 available as a download from Bandcamp: CRQ 412 (£8 complete. Individual tracks may be purchased separately)

Previous releases in the CRQ 400 series of downloads

MonteuxPierre Monteux conducts Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 2 ‘London’ (London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Festival Hall, London, 24 September 1962, BBC broadcast) and Elgar: Enigma Variations (Boston Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Hall, Boston, 20 December 1963)
Monteux’s late conductorship of the London Symphony Orchestra produced some superb performances, of which his account of Vaughan Williams’s atmospheric ‘London’ Symphony is definitely one. This is matched by a late, rare, Boston account of Elgar’s Enigma Variations, of which Monteux was a peerless interpreter. Recordings by courtesy of Alexander Verney-Elliott from the collection of the film director Ken Russell.
CRQ 400 available as a download from Bandcamp: CRQ400 (£8 complete. Individual tracks may be purchased separately)

PritchardSir John Pritchard conducts Richard Straus: An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64 (BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Festival Hall, London, 14 February 1989, BBC broadcast)
Since his death at the end of 1989, thirty years ago, the reputation of the British conductor Sir John Pritchard has gone into eclipse. This issue aims to redress the balance. Richard Strauss’s massive ‘Alpine Symphony’ is one of his most grandiose works, in which Sir John clearly revelled. In this recording of one of his last concerts he draws sumptuous playing from the BBC Symphony Orchestra, of which he was chief conductor between 1982 and 1989.
CRQ 401 available as a download from Bandcamp: CRQ 401 (£4 complete. Individual tracks may be purchased separately)


SoltiSir Georg Solti conducts Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust at the Edinburgh Festival (Nicolai Gedda, Josephine Veasey, George London, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 18 August 1963, BBC broadcast) and Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod (Birgit Nilsson, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Royal Albert Hall, London, 6 September 1963, BBC broadcast)
During the early years of his tenure of the post of chief conductor of the Royal Opera at Covent Garden, Sir Georg Solti conducted a wide range of repertoire, with some of which he was not immediately associated, such as French music. This riveting account of Berlioz’s ‘The Damnation of Faust’ given at the Edinburgh Festival in 1963 is notable not only for Solti’s dramatic conducting but also for the superb singing of the three distinguished soloists, Josephine Veasey, Nicolai Gedda and George London. This release is completed by Solti’s legendary account of the Prelude and Liebestod from Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, given as the first part of a concert at the Royal Albert Hall in 1963, with Birgit Nilsson on incandescent form. Recordings from the collection of Mark Hood.
CRQ 402/3 available as a download from Bandcamp: CRQ 402 / CRQ 403 (£8 each. Individual tracks may be purchased separately)


CRQ Editions — DVD-ROMs  
New release

Rudolf Kempe conducts opera in New York and London
The conductor Rudolf Kempe remains one of the greatest conductors of opera to have appeared since the Second World War, still unparalleled in his realisations of the operas of Wagner and Richard Strauss as well as of many other major composers. This new DVD-ROM brings together in mp3 format all his broadcasts from Metropolitan Opera during the two seasons that he appeared there, 1954-1955 and 1955-1956, and many of his performances at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, from 1953 to 1973.
CRQ DVD14 (1 DVD-ROM and booklet) £15 including postage and packing.

The Cetra Sopranos: Gigliola Frazzoni and Carla Gavazzi
During the post-war era the Cetra LP label introduced international audiences to many excellent Italian singers of the period, most of whom were eclipsed in the public eye by the major record companies’ contracted artists. Two of the most exciting sopranos of the period were Carla Gavazzi and Gigliola Frazzoni, both of whom delivered emotionally charged performances of the traditional operatic repertoire. This DVD-ROM brings together not only their original Cetra recordings but also live operatic performances of note. (Please see new release CRQ 411 and 412 above and New DVD below)
CRQ DVD15 (1 DVD-ROM and booklet) £15 including postage and packing.

New DVD Video

Gigliola Frazzoni and Carla Gavazzi on film
Puccini: La Fanciulla del West: Gigliola Frazzoni (Minnie); Ken Neate (Dick Johnson); Mario Petri (Jack Rance); Chorus and Orchestra of RAI Milan / Alfredo Simonetto, conductor; Mario Lanfranchi, director. 13 03 1956
Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana: Carla Gavazzi (Santuzza); Mario Ortica (Turiddu); Giuseppe Valdengo (Alfio); Maria Amadini (Mamma Lucia); Rosita Gilardi (Lola). Chorus and Orchestra of RAI, Milan / Arturo Basile, conductor; Mario Lanfranchi, director. 11 07 1956
Two rare Italian films of opera made for television featuring explosive performances from Gigliola Frazzoni and Carla Gavazzi, both on top form. (Please see new sound releases CRQ 411 and 412 and new DVD15 above)
CRQ DVD16 (1 DVD) £12 including postage and packing.


Previous releases

Homage to Flaviano Labò
The Italian tenor Flaviano Labò was a mainstay of the world’s major operatic stages from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s. However competition was intense at this time – for instance Corelli and Bergonzi were just two distinguished contemporaries – and Labò made only two studio recordings of complete operas. This DVD-ROM seeks to redress the balance by bringing together more than a dozen recordings of Labò’s complete live opera performances on a single DVD-ROM in mp3 format, to provide an overview of his considerable strengths as a powerful and communicative singer. The list of the prima donnas with whom he sang is alone staggering: Caballé, Cerquetti, Gencer, Maragliano, Olivero, Leontyne Price, Ricciarelli, Roberti, Stella, Tebaldi, Tucci and Zeani to name just a few. Not to be missed by lovers of full-strength operatic performances.
CRQ DVD13 (1 DVD-ROM and booklet) £15 including postage and packing.

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.  

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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.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.


CRQ Publishing — Books 
New discography

Richard Hickox: A Discography, by Brian Godfrey. Sir The British conductor Richard Hickox, who died at the age of 60 in 2008 of a heart attack, left a substantial discography which he had generated in a relatively short space of time. Hickox was a masterly conductor of choral music in general and of English music in particular. He later branched out into baroque music and opera, in both of which he excelled. This first discography of his substantial record legacy by Brian Godfrey covers his work in great detail
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ BK012
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Previous publications

Sir Colin Davis: A Discography, by Brian Godfrey. Sir Colin Davis, who died six years ago in 2013, left a significant legacy of sound recordings, which are listed in depth in this latest discography compiled by Brain Godfrey. It is an essential companion to his discography of Sir Charles Mackerras (see below), Davis's exact contemporary and frequent colleague in both opera house and concert hall. Together these documents form an essential testimony to British musical life at the end of the last century. Spiral bound, A5 format: £25 including postage, or free download (below right). Updated 1 July 2019.
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ BK011 
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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 Nov 2019.
Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ BK010
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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
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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 
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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 
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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
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picStudies 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. Updated June 2019. Classical Recordings Quarterly Editions CRQ BK005.
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picStudies 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 
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picStudies 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
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BK002Studies 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 
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beecham

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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International Classical record Collector (ICRC) / Classic Record Collector (CRC) / Classical Recordings Quarterly – now available individually and in total as PDF downloads
Published between 1995 and 2015 the monthly magazine ICRC/CRC/CRQ proved to be an invaluable guide to collectors of classic sound recordings, with articles and reviews covering all aspects of historical sound recordings, from the 1890s up to the present day. All 80 issues of ICRC/CRC/CRQ now exist in digital form and are available for purchase both as individual numbers, as pdf downloads, and as a complete set on a single USB Memory Stick.
Individual copies: £3 each. Complete set, including postage: £110 (a saving of more than 50% on the cost of individual copies) available at
https://crq.org.uk/icrc-crc-crq/


Earlier downloads


Outline details of issues 1–100 are given below. Full details of each release are given on the associated 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 repertoireoperatic 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

CRQ CD090/91 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 92 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 93/94 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 95 Percy Pitt Conducts. Volume 2: Italian repertoire
Operatic overtures and selections by Rossini, Verdi, Leoncavallo, Wolf-Ferrari, as well as orchestral works by Drigo, Boccherini and a selection from Rossini-Respighi's 'La Boutique Fantasque'. 


CRQ 96 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. Recording of the performance given at the Salzburg Festival in the Aula Academica on 27th August 1950, and originally released on Remington (USA) and Concerteum (France)


CRQ 97 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 98/99/100 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 (recording of a broadcast by North German Radio, Hamburg, May 1960)


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