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Meanwhile, New CD & DVD offerings this week include:VOCAL RECORD COLLECTORS' SOCIETY - 2013 Issue, incl. Teresa Arkel, Florencio Constantino, Aurelie Révy, Dr. Samuel Hybbinette, Hanna Müller-Rudolph, Max Kuttner, Stella Power, Jeanne Gordon, Albert Huberty, Ilse Wald, Marcel Journet, Lillian Nordica, Joseph Schwarz, Miguel Villabella, Friedel Beckmann, Titta Ruffo, Lucienne Jourfier, Gerhard Hüsch, Mascia Predit, Cesare Siepi & Hulda Lashanska with Hipólito Lázaro. VRCS-2013. Transfers by Seth B. Winner. (V2215)
“For this latest VRCS annual CD, I think it is more important than usual to remember the raison d’être of these issues. The intention is not to present a series of superb performances, but to allow us to hear recordings which have never been reissued before, in many cases by largely-unknown singers, and thereby enlarge our knowledge of past singers. As always, the truly obscure are leavened by first re-issues of sides by names which will be known to anyone who reads THE RECORD COLLECTOR….The VRCS maintains the suberb standard of previous issues. The transfers by Seth Winner are state-of-the-art…and the booklet contains the usual superbly researched biographical and discographical information, with photographs of [almost] every singer….there is enough of excellent quality to make it well-worth buying, quite apart from its value as a reference.
- Paul Steinson, THE RECORD COLLECTOR, 2013
SERGIU CELIBIDACHE Cond. RIAS S.O., w.von Koczalski, Berger, Klose, d’Albore, Heller, Bottermund, de Machula, etc.: The Berlin Recordings, 1945-57, incl.Barber, Beethoven, Berlioz, Bizet, Brahms, Britten, Busoni, Chávez, Chopin, Copeland, Cui, Debussy, Diamond, Dvorák, Glazunov, Glière, Haydn, MacDowell, Mendelssohn, Milhaud, Mozart, Piston, Prokofiev, Purcell, Raphael, Rimsky-Korsakov, Roussel, Saint-Saëns, Shostakovitch, Stephan, Strauss, Stravinsky, Tschaikowsky, Tissen, Vivaldi & Wolf. (Germany) 13-Audite 21.423, partially Live Performances, 1945-57, Berlin. (C1258)
“As a conductor, Sergiu Celibidache influenced as none other the musical life of Berlin, a metropolis still scarred by the war. The sound documents of this edition, most of which have not been previously released, for the first time paint a comprehensive picture of the conductor during the period between 1945 and 1957. These historic documents, providing new impressions of the legendary conductor, were revealed after intensive research. This edition is exclusively based on certified sound documents, i.e. original tapes preserved today in the archives of Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg and the Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv Babelsberg. Audite's historic archive releases enjoy an excellent reputation worldwide. The high quality of their content is due to their long-term cooperation with radio archives, permitting a continuous exploration of archive collections. The high sound quality of the releases is achieved by using only original tapes from these archives. Audite's seal of quality, ‘1st Master Release - Original Tapes’ is, in every aspect, oriented towards high quality.”
LIZZIE BORDEN (Jack Beeson), w.Coppola Cond.Brenda Lewis, Ellen Faull, Anne Elgar, Herbert Beattie, Richard Fredericks, Richard Krause. VAI DVD 4563, telecast 1965. (DVD0702)
"This performance of the Jack Beeson/Kenward Elmslie opera LIZZIE BORDEN, inspired by real life events, captures the landmark 1965 television performance of the show by the New York City Opera, featuring the original cast and conductor."
- Cammila Collar, Rovi
KARL BÖHM Cond. Vienna Philharmonic: Tod und Verklärung; w.Willi Boskovsky: Ein Heldenleben; w.Nikita Magaloff: Burleske for Piano and Orchestra (all Strauss). VAI DVD 4567, telecast 19 May,1963, Vienna Festival. (DVD0703)
“Karl Böhm was one of the greatest conductors of the twentieth century in the German tradition. He studied music as a child and continued to work and study in music while serving in the Austrian Army during World War I - and while completing a doctorate in law. He never had conducting lessons, but made close studies of the work of both Bruno Walter and Karl Muck. Böhm oversaw the German repertory at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires (1950-1953), and again served as director of the Vienna State Opera (1954-1956). He débuted in the USA at the Metropolitan Opera with Mozart's DON GIOVANNI in 1957, and took prominent German orchestras and opera companies on tour. The Vienna Philharmonic bestowed on him the title ‘Ehrendirigent’, and he was proclaimed Generalmusikdirector of Austria. He left a legacy of many great recordings, including a complete Wagner RING cycle considered by many critics to be the best. While his Wagner and Strauss were sumptuously Romantic, his Mozart was scrupulously Classical in approach.”
- Joseph Stevenson, allmusic.com
. . . Choice titles available from the past:
DIE STUMME SERENADE (Korngold), Live Performance, 1951, Vienna, w.Hilde Ceska, Fred Liewehr, Rosl Schwaiger, Susi Witt, Egon Jordan, etc. (Cond. by the Composer).
(E.U.) 2-Archipel 0545. (OP2877)
“DIE STUMME SERENADE is a German-language musical comedy by Erich Korngold to a libretto by Victor Clement. The style of the comedy is a mix of operetta and 1920s style revue songs, and is scored for a small chamber orchestra: two pianos, celesta, two violins, cello, flute, clarinet or saxophone, trumpet, and percussion. The plot is set in 1820s Naples. Korngold worked on the piece from 1946-1951, with a version (shortened from 180 to 100 Minutes) being premiered by Radio Vienna in 1951 [the recording, above], then the full version on stage at Theater Dortmund in 1954. Critical response was highly negative - the 1950s audience did not welcome a reinvention of 1920s Berlin cabaret.”
OTELLO, Live Performance, 7 Aug., 1951, Salzburg, w.Furtwängler Cond. Vienna Staatsoper Ensemble; Ramón Vinay, Paul Schöffler, Carla Martinis, Anton Dermota, Josef Greindl, etc. (Austria) 2-Orfeo C 880 1321. A brilliant sound restoration - must be heard to be believed! (OP2878)
“OTELLO was one of those coups that give a festival its particular appeal. At the helm of the Vienna Philharmonic, Furtwängler succeeded in turning the audience’s surprise into enthusiasm. The thoroughly symphonic conception of this late opera score of Verdi’s was brilliantly transformed by Furtwängler into a kind of ‘psychological drama’ of its title hero, sung by Ramón Vinay, a tireless heldentenor with a rich variety of shadings in his voice. As the scheming Iago, Paul Schöffler’s extraordinarily sophisticated baritone was his equal, just as Carla Dragica Martinis, at the beginning of her international career, proved a perfect Desdemona, possessed as she was of a most graceful soprano voice. Great pains had been taken to cast the production, right down to the less extensive roles (for example, Anton Dermota sang Cassio and Josef Greindl was Lodovico). The result was a performance that is regarded as exemplary to this day.”
DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN, (The ‘Dream RING’, a composite Live Performance from the 1930s), w.Furtwängler, Bodanzky & Leinsdorf Cond. Flagstad, Melchior, Schorr, Lehmann, Branzell, List, Thorborg, Habich, Laufkötter, Janssen, Hilde Konetzni, Weber, etc. (Canada) 12-Immortal Performances 1026/29, an entirely new creation in a handsome, Boxed Edition (including extensive booklet texts about the composer, singers, the performance, the work, together with biographies, detailed recording notes as well as photographs of the singers in their rôles) Transfers & Essay by Richard Caniell. (OP2875)
“Issues like the Immortal Performances RING give hope for all. Richard Caniell’s super-project is an astonishing achievement and one that deserves to be roundly applauded. Building on previous releases, and presented with trademark documentation (i.e., lots of it), this is thought-provoking, stimulating, and a reminder of Wagner’s achievement as much as Caniell’s.”
- Colin Clarke, FANFARE, Nov./Dec., 2013
“What [RichardCaniell] has done is to bring to life something almost all of us have done in our minds’ ears. And he has done it with astonishing skill.”
- Henry Fogel, FANFARE, Nov./Dec., 2013
MARIO LANZA: Mario Lanza Live - 1940-50, incl. private recordings from Melotone Recordings, 1944; Lanza’s parents’ 20th wedding anniversary; Toronto recital, 5 March, 1948; Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood; Elgin Watch Thanksgiving Special; Screen Guild Radio Program; Celanese Hour; Hollywood Bowl; segments from films: The Student Prince & The Toast of New Orleans; duets w.Robert Weede, Winifred Smith, Jean Tennyson, Mary Jane Smith, Kathryn Grayson, Lee Winter, Lionel Barrymore, Miklós Rózsa (the latter four in Barrymore's Halloween Suite); the only sound document of the Bel Canto Trio (Lanza, Yeend & George London) from an NBC Test Recording. (E.U.) 2-Andromeda 9121. (V2214)
“Mario Lanza was one of America's most successful singers and movie stars in the years immediately following World War II. From the age of 15, he studied to be a professional singer, later signing with the Columbia Artists Management agency as a concert singer; however, his career took a left turn in 1943, when he was drafted into the U.S. Army. Billed as ‘the Service Caruso’, Lanza performed for his fellow infantrymen and also sang in the production WINGED VICTORY; upon his return from duty, he relocated to New York, where he performed concert dates and appeared on radio. One of his audition tapes found its way to MGM's Hollywood studios, and after MGM chief Louis B. Mayer subsequently saw Lanza perform live, he signed the singer to a seven-year contract.”
- All Music Guide
GIUSEPPE VENDITTELLI: Songs by Donaudy & Leoncavallo); Arias & Duets (w.Olivero, Berini & Guarrini) from Otello, Forza, Macbeth, Il Trovatore, Andrea Chénier, La Gioconda, Manon, Il Tabarro, Pagliacci, Cavalleria, La Fanciulla del West & Turandot. (Italy) Bongiovanni 1231, Live Performances, 1976 - 90. (V2213)
“Joseph Vendittelli was discovered by Gianandrea Gavazzeni in 1978, he pursued his career at the Opera di Roma, Genoa, Palermo, Bologna, Venice, Turin, Teatro alla Scala, Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Liceu of Barcelona, Marseille, Madrid, Orange, Avignon, Nice, etc.”
ANGELO LO FORESE: Arias from Les Huguenots, Guglielmo Tell, Il Trovatore, Don Carlos, La Boheme (Leoncavallo), Andrea Chénier, Fedora, Manon Lescaut, Il Tabarro, Cavalleria, Giulietta e Romeo & Turandot. (Italy) Bongiovanni 1232, Live Performances, 1956 - 69. (V2212)
"A tenor who is molto forte is Angelo Lo Forese who, when I last checked, was still performing at the age of 91. Here he is from a long-ago recording with a convincing throb in his voice that might seem corny now but was plausible a couple of generations ago. This is what cultists look for when they try to hear what Toscanini might have heard.
Lo Forese was born in Milan in 1920. He began his studies in 1938 and stopped in 1941 when he fled Italy for Switzerland during World War II. He returned to Italy after the war and made his début, as a baritone, in PAGLIACCI as Silvio. He continued his studies, including lessons with tenor Aureliano Pertile who became a star at La Scala in 1916 and at the Met in 1921. Lo Forese’s tenor début was in the demanding role of Manrico, IL TROVATORE. It is music he still sings today. His rendition of ‘Di quella pira’ at the age of 90 is forceful, with impressive high notes and more fidelity to the score...."
- Fred Plotkin, WQXR, 17 Oct., 2012
HERBERT von KARAJAN, Cond.Berlin Phil.: German National Anthem; United States National Anthem; Haffner Symphony #35 in D, K.385 (Mozart); Symphony #1 in c (Brahms); Till Eulenspiegel (Strauss). (E.U.) 2-Andromeda 9120, Live Performance, 27 Feb., 1955, Washington, DC. (C1255)
HERBERT von KARAJAN, Cond.Vienna Phil.: British National Anthem; Austrian National Anthem; Symphony #7 in E (Bruckner); Jupiter Symphony #41 in C, K.551 (Mozart). (Germany) 2-ICA ICAC 5102, Live Performance, 6 April, 1962, Royal Festival Hall, London. (C1251)
EMIL GILELS: Beethoven, Schumann & Brahms. (Austria) 2-Orfeo C 883 132, Live Performance, 9 Aug., 1976, Salzburg. (P1067)
FLORENCE QUARTARARO: Songs by Bach-Gounod, Schubert, Rachmaninoff, Bizet, Delibes, Rossini, Foudrain, del Riego, Landon Ronald, Victor Herbert & Richard Rodgers; Arias & Duets (w.James Melton, Francesco Valentino, Joseph Laderout, Walter Fredericks, Ezio Pinza, Salvatore Baccaloni) from Atalanta, Don Giovanni, Nozze, Otello, Aïda, Il Trovatore, La Traviata, Cavalleria, Madama Butterfly, Thaïs, Le Cid, Louise, Hérodiade, Carmen, Adriana Lecouvreur, La Wally, La Boheme, Tosca, Andrea Chénier, Pagliacci & Walzerträume. (Canada) 3–Immortal Performances 1030, recorded 1945-51, w.Elaborate 26pp Brochure. Transfers by Richard Caniell. Three CDs priced as Two. This splendid memorial set has broken our sales record during all our 41 years in business! Not to be missed! (V2198)
JUAN LURIA: Songs by Giordani, Tosti, Paladilhe, Yradier, Tschaikowsky, Schubert, Schumann, Loewe, Rossi & Kellermann; Arias from Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, Ballo, Tosca, Carmen, L'Africaine, Der Trompeter von Säckingen, Tannhaüser, Xerxes & St. Paul (Mendelssohn). (Germany) FLG 19051912, recorded 1905-12. Transfers by Christian Zwarg. His voice, style and lyricism are redolent of Joseph Schwarz with wonderful projection, combined with sensitive style. Like Schwarz, he recorded most forwardly and successfully. Extremely Limited Edition. (V2209)
FERNANDO de LUCIA: The Complete Gramophone Company recordings, 1902-09; 29 Phonotype recordings, 1917-22. Invaluable notes by Michael Aspinall. 4-Marston 54004. (V2204)
ALBERT LANCE: Arias & Scenes (w.Callas, Crespin, Rhodes, Mesplé, Schorley & Bianco) from Werther, Carmen, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Hérodiade, Le Cid, Faust, Roméo, Ballo, Il Trovatore, Rigoletto, Pagliacci & Tosca. (France) Malibran 203, recorded 1958-62. (V2206)
GEORGES LICCIONI: Songs by Tosti & Büsser; Arias & Duet (w.Robert Massard) from Manon, Lakmé, Roméo, Mireille, Werther, Carmen, Faust, Le Roi dÝs, La Reine de Saba, Le Roi Malgré Lui, La Juive, Ballo, La Traviata, Don Carlos, La Boheme, Tosca & Madama Butterfly. (France) Malibran 204. (V2208)
MICHEL CADIOU: Arias from La Dame Blanche, Barbiere, La Favorite, Maître Pathelin, Lakmé, Fortunio, Le Médecin malgré lui, Martha, Manon, Mignon, Les Pêcheurs de Perles, Roméo, Mireille, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Les Cloches de Corneville, Les Cent Vierges, Sur le flot léger & Rigoletto. (France) Malibran 205, recorded 1958-60. (V2207)
AMERICAN RARITIES, Vol.V, incl. MORTON GOULD Cond.: Cowboy Rhapsody (presumably Cond. by the Composer; a paean to cowpunchers and full of cowboy songs), Live Performance, 29 May, 1945; DIMITRI MITROPOULOS Cond. Minneapolis S.O.: Minstrel Show (Gould), Live Performance, 1 March, 1947; EUGENE GOOSSENS Cond.: Tibet – Symphonic Sketch (Pescara); ALFRED WALLENSTEIN Cond. Los Angeles Phil., w.Paul Keast (Bar): Music for Orchestra and Baritone (Toch), Live Performance, 10–11 April, 1946. (Canada) St Laurent Studio YSL 78-176, (from rare existing copies, albeit with numerous technical flaws). Transfers by Yves St Laurent. (C1249)
AMERICAN RARITIES, Vol.IV, incl. LEON BARZIN Cond. National S.O., w.Joseph Fuchs: Violin Concerto (Lopatnikoff), Live Performance, 3 Dec., 1945; JOHN CORIGLIANO, w.Herbert Jaffe (Pf.): Violin Concerto in b (Elgar; piano accompanied reduction). (Canada) St Laurent Studio YSL 78-170, (from rare existing copies, albeit with numerous technical flaws). Transfers by Yves St Laurent. (C1248)
HANS ROSBAUD Cond. WDR S.O.: Trois nocturnes; Jeux (both Debussy); Symphony #6 in d (Sibelius). (Germany) ICA ICAC 5109, recorded 1952-55. (C1250)
JOHN BARBIROLLI Cond. SWF S.O.: The Hen Symphony #83 in g (Haydn); Symphonie fantastique (Berlioz). (Germany) ICA ICAC 5105, recorded 1969. (C1252)
WOLFGANG SAWALLISCH Cond. Czech Phil., w.Josef Suk, Annabella Bernard, Véra Soukupova, Ivo Zidek, Jindrich Jindrák, Eduard Haken, etc.: Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Dvorák, Martinu, Eben & Janácek. (Czech Republic) 5-Supraphon 4140, Live Performances, Prague. (C1253)
LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Vol.III, Cond.Israel Phil., w.Jennie Tourel (MS) & Hanna Rovins (Narrator): Kaddish Symphony #3, to the memory of John Fitzgerald Kennedy (Cond. by the Composer), Live Performance, 10 Dec., 1963 (World Première Performance). (Canada) St Laurent Studio YSL 78-200 (from rare acetates from Charles Münch Collection [sent to Münch in preparation for the forthcoming American premiere]). Transfers by Yves St Laurent. (C1247)
ARTUR RODZINSKI, Vol. XXIII, Cond. NYPO: Symphony #1 in c (Brahms), recorded 1945; Symphony #7 in A (Beethoven), Rehearsal, 2 Jan., 1946; Rodzinski speaks at Carnegie Hall, 2 Jan., 1944. (Canada) St Laurent Studio YSL 78-181, (from Rodzinski colletion, albeit with technical flaws). Transfers by Yves St Laurent. (C1246)
ARTUR RODZINSKI, Vol. XXII, Cond. RAI S.O., Roma, w.Tommaso Frascati (T): Harnasi (Szymanowski), Live Performance, 31 Dec., 1955; Rodzinski Cond. San Pietro Orchestra, Napoli: Symphony #40 in g, K.550 (Morzart), Live Performance, April, 1958. (Canada) St Laurent Studio YSL 78-179, (from Rodzinski colletion, albeit with technical flaws). Transfers by Yves St Laurent. (C1245)
ARTURO TOSCANINI Cond. NBC S.O.: The 1939 Beethoven Cycle, incl. the Nine Symphonies (w.Novotna, Thorborg, Peerce & Moscona in Symphony #9) & selected Overtures. 5-Music & Arts 1275, Live Performances, 1939, Studio 8H & Carnegie Hall. Transfers by Aaron Z. Snyder. (C1244)
UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, Live Performance, 14 Dec., 1940 (replete with Milton Cross’ commentaries), w.Panizza Cond. Zinka Milanov, Jussi Björling, Alexander Svéd, Bruna Castagna, Stella Andreva, Norman Cordon, Nicola Moscona, etc.; LA BOHEME– Finale, Act I, Live Performance, 25 Sept., 1949, w.Kritz Cond.San Francisco Opera Ensemble; Licia Albanese, Jussi Björling, Enzo Mascherini, Nicola Moscona, Salvatore Baccaloni, etc. (Canada) 2-Immortal Performances 1033, w.Elaborate Booklet. Transfers by Richard Caniell. Booklet notes by Stephen Hastings & Richard Caniell. (OP2865)
"In this newly-restored recording Richard Caniell has done a magnificent job in recapturing the sound of the voices as projected in the opera house....This is the NBC linecheck of a Saturday afternoon performance at the Metropolitan Opera on 14 December, 1940….”
- Stephen Hastings, Program Notes
SIMON BOCCANEGRA, Live Performance, 21 Jan., 1939, w.Panizza Cond. Lawrence Tibbett, Giovanni Martinelli, Elisabeth Rethberg, Ezio Pinza, Leonard Warren, etc.; SIMON BOCCANEGRA – Council Chamber Scene, w. Pelletier Cond. Lawrence Tibbett,Giovanni Martinelli, Rose Bampton, Leonard Warren, etc., recorded 1939; Boris Goldovsky interviews Lawrence Tibbett, 28 Jan., 1950, Met broadcast. (Canada) 2-Immortal Performances 1031, w.Elaborate 31pp Booklet. Transfers by Richard Caniell. More copies are due momentarily. (OP2864)
“Until now, this 1939 Met broadcast could only be recommended to collectors who had a wide tolerance for ‘historic’ sound. What Richard Caniell of Immortal Performances has done here is close to miraculous. . . . The dynamic range has been extended, removing the effects of electronic compression. [Surface] noise has been removed without removing color from the voices; and the whole jumps out of the speakers as the incredible performance that it is. Immortal Performances’ usual stunning production standards are present.”
- Henry Fogel, FANFARE, Nov./Dec., 2013
LOHENGRIN, Live Performance, 21 Dec., 1935 (replete with Milton Cross’ commentaries), w. Bodanzky Cond. Lotte Lehmann, Marjorie Lawrence, Lauritz Melchior, Friedrich Schorr, Emanuel List, etc.; Die Walküre – Act I from 'Winterstürme' through end, Live Performance, 17 Feb.,1940, w.Leinsdorf Cond. Lehmann & Melchior; Lehmann & Melchior: Schumann Duets, recorded 30 Jan., 1939. (Canada) 3-Immortal Performances 1032, w.Elaborate 46pp Booklet. Transfers by Richard Caniell. More copies are due momentarily. (OP2863)
“This is another stunning restoration of historic material by Richard Caniell and Immortal Performances....He has worked on it over many years….A direct comparison of this (set) with the Myto and the Melodram releases of the same performance demonstrate the superiority of the Immortal Performances release....The set also includes Milton Cross’ commentary and curtain calls.”
- Henry Fogel, FANFARE, Nov./Dec., 2013
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V2215. Vocal Record Collectors' Society - 2013 Issue, incl. Teresa Arkel, Florencio Constantino, Aurelie Révy, Dr. Samuel Hybbinette, Hanna Müller-Rudolph, Max Kuttner, Stella Power, Jeanne Gordon, Albert Huberty, Ilse Wald, Marcel Journet, Lillian Nordica, Joseph Schwarz, Miguel Villabella, Friedel Beckmann, Titta Ruffo, Lucienne Jourfier, Gerhard Hüsch, Mascia Predit, Cesare Siepi & Hulda Lashanska with Hipólito Lázaro. VRCS-2013. Transfers by Seth B. Winner.
C1258. SERGIU CELIBIDACHE Cond. RIAS S.O., w.von Koczalski, Berger, Klose, d’Albore, Heller, Bottermund, de Machula, etc.: The Berlin Recordings, 1945-57, incl.Barber, Beethoven, Berlioz, Bizet, Brahms, Britten, Busoni, Chávez, Chopin, Copeland, Cui, Debussy, Diamond, Dvorák, Glazunov, Glière, Haydn, MacDowell, Mendelssohn, Milhaud, Mozart, Piston, Prokofiev, Purcell, Raphael, Rimsky-Korsakov, Roussel, Saint-Saëns, Shostakovitch, Stephan, Strauss, Stravinsky, Tschaikowsky, Tissen, Vivaldi & Wolf. (Germany) 13-Audite 21.423, Live Performances, 1945-57, Berlin. - 4022143214232
DVD0702. Lizzie Borden (Jack Beeson), w.Coppola Cond.Brenda Lewis, Ellen Faull, Anne Elgar, Herbert Beattie, Richard Fredericks, Richard Krause. VAI DVD 4563, telecast 1965. - 089948456391
OP2875. DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN, (The ‘Dream’ RING, a composite Live Performance from the 1930s), w.Furtwängler, Bodanzky & Leinsdorf Cond. Flagstad, Melchior, Schorr, Lehmann, Branzell, List, Thorborg, Habich, Laufkötter, Janssen, Hilde Konetzni, Weber, etc.). (Canada) 12-Immortal Performances 1026/29, an entirely new creation in a handsome, Boxed Edition (including extensive booklet texts about the composer, singers, the performance, the work, together with biographies, detailed recording notes as well as photographs of the singers in their rôles) Transfers & Essay by Richard Caniell. Despite Caniell’s ever-popular ‘Dream RING’ previously issued on Guild eleven years ago, this entirely new presentation is from Caniel’s recent diligent work during the past year in using state-of-the-art equipment, combined with his critical, discerning ear. - 696859207686, 696859207693, 696859207709, 696859207716
Vocal Record Collectors' Society - 2012 Issue (VRCS 2012)
Gotterdammerung (Kempe; Nilsson, Hopf) (4-Myto 00326)
The Edison Legacy, Vol. II (3-Marston 53014)
Siegfried (Kempe; Nilsson, Hopf, Wiener) (3-Myto 00325)
Walkure (Kempe; Varnay, Uhl, Frick) (3-Myto 00324)
Das Rheingold (Kempe; Wiener, Stolze) (2-Myto 00323)
Simon Boccanegra (Panizza; Tibbett, Pinza) (2-IPCD 1031)
Florence Quartararo (3–Immortal Performances 1030)
Lohengrin (Bodanzky; Lehmann, Lawrence) (3-IPCD 1032)
Frederic Lamond; Eduard van Beinum (2-Marston 52071)
Mapleson Cylinders: Maurice Grau's Met (Symposium 1284)
Fernando de Lucia (4-Marston 54004)
Arthur Endreze (5-Marston 55001)
Der Ring des Nibelungen (Furtwangler) (12-Archipel 0413-16)
A Southern Maid (Jose Collins) (Palaeophonics 106)
Bubbly (Gerrard, Childs, Monkman) (Palaeophonics 108)
Ballo (Panizza; Milanov, Bjorling, Castagna) (2-IPCD 1033)
Guiomar Novaes; George Szell (Archipel 0558)
Marjorie Lawrence-Wotan's Daughter (Davis) 978-1-74305-122-1
Tristan und Isolde (Bohm; Nilsson, Windgassen) (Myto 00328)
Betty in Mayfair (Evelyn Laye, Leigh) (Palaeophonics 110)
Bing Boys are Here (Loraine, Robey) (Palaeophonics 107)
La Traviata (Callas, Kraus, Sereni) (2-Myto 00147)
Cetra Legacy of Divas, Vol. I (The Record Collector 2-TRC 36)
Parsifal (Leinsdorf; Windgassen, Crespin) (3-Living Stage 1043)