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DENISE SCHARLEY, w.Etcheverry, Dervaux, Fourestier, Laforge, Lombard & Ghiglia Cond.: Arias from Carmen, Werther, Samson et Dalila, Hérodiade, Don Quichotte, Les Dialogues des Carmélites, Pique Dame & The Medium (Menotti). (France) Malibran 206, recorded 1958-68. (V2259)
“Denise Scharley was a French contralto who débuted at the Opéra-Comique on 29 November, 1942, in the role of Geneviève in PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE, and then at the Paris Opéra, 23 Nov., 1953, as Maddalena in RIGOLETTO. On 21 June, 1957, she created the role of the Prioress in Poulenc’s DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES. Denise Scharley occupied a place in the forefront of French singers. Two key roles, however, have particularly distinguished her: that of Madame de Croissy, First Prioress (DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES) and Mme Flora in Menotti’s THE MEDIUM. In 1951 she appeared as Carmen at the Monnaie in Brussels. She is particularly remembered for performances of SAMSON ET DALILA at the Palais Garnier in 1960. With Crespin and Gorr, she was one of the Norns in GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, Fricka in DIE WALKÜRE and Erda in SIEGFRIED in 1958, under Knappertsbusch. In Weber’s OBERON she became Puck, under the baton of André Cluytens (1954), and young David, at the stage presentation of Arthur Honegger's KING DAVID in October 1960. In 1972, she again sang Madame de Croissy in the new production of DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES. In Geneva, she also had the opportunity to perform the Russian repertoire in PIQUE DAME and KHOVANSHCHINA.”
LUIZA BORAC: Chants nostalgiques, incl.Silvestri, Godowsky, Schubert-Liszt, Kreisler-Rachmaninoff & Tárrega-Borac - recorded 2013; ION BUZEA (T), w.Luiza Borac (Pf.): Schubert, Schumann, Strauss, Brediceanu & Dima - recorded 1964 (previously unissued). Avie 2316. (P1105)
“Luiza Borac has captured international accolades for her committed performances of the music of fellow Romanians Georges Enescu and Dinu Lipatti, as well as the prowess of her research and programming. On ‘Chants nostalgiques’ the title track is a first recording of a group of three songs composed by the legendary Romanian conductor Constantin Silvestri. There are Liszt arrangements of some of Schubert’s most classic lieder - Rachmaninov’s transcriptions of Kreisler’s famous ‘Liebesleid’ and ’Liebesfreud’, and Luiza’s own transcription of Tárrega’s timeless guitar solo ‘Requerdos de la Alhambra’, the first ever version recorded with piano. An enticing bonus is the inclusion of previously unreleased historical recordings by the great Romanian tenor Ion Buzea, supplemented with Luiza’s modern piano thanks to present-day technology. In 1991 Luiza Borac caused international stir when she was called at short notice to stand in for indisposed Sviatoslav Richter during 1991 Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival and received rave reviews. That same year she was a prize-winner of the Enescu International Piano Festival and was awarded the Romanian Critics Prize. She won first prizes at Viotti-Valsesia Italy and Mendelssohn International Piano Competition Germany as well as the Silver Medal of Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition in Salt Lake City, the Prix d’Oslo, Grieg Prize and Audience Prize of Grieg International Piano Competition Oslo. One year later she was soloist at the Young Artists International Festival in Los Angeles and gave her début in the Carnegie Recital Hall in New York which received exceptional reviews.”
STRUB QUARTET (Strub, Hubi, Hirschfelder, Münch-Holland): String Quartet, Op.8, #2 (Westerman), recorded 23 June, 1943, Berlin; w.Hans Schrader: String Quintet in C (Schubert), recorded 6 April, 1941, Leipzig. (Germany) Meloclassic 4002. (S0612)
“Otto Klemperer appointed Max Strub as a concert master of the Berlin Staatskapelle where Strub founded his first string quartet (with Josef Krips, Rudolf Nel and Hans Schrader). At the Berlin Academy of Music he taught from 1934 to 1945 in the wake of Carl Flesch. Also in 1934, he joined as a violinist in the piano trio with Elly Ney and Ludwig Hoelscher. The new Strub Quartet was now with Jost Raba, Walter Trampler and Ludwig Hoelscher. It was soon regarded as one of the best string quartets in Germany and gave half of the Gewandhaus chamber concerts.”
SCHNEIDERHAN QUARTET (Wolfgang Schneiderhan, Otto Strasser, Ernst Morawec, Richard Krotschak): Haydn, Brahms & Schumann. (Germany) Meloclassic 4001. (S0613)
“Wolfgang Schneiderhan performed with the most prominent musicians of the 20th century: Geza Anda, Karl Böhm, Edwin Fischer, Pierre Fournier, Ferenc Fricsay, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Gerhart Hetzel, Herbert von Karajan, Istvan Kertész, Hans Knappertsbusch, Clemens Krauss, Richard Krotschak, Enrico Mainardi, Lord Yehudi Menuhin, and Janos Starker. The most prominent admirer of his artistic ability was none other than Richard Strauss, who conducted concertmaster Schneiderhan in both of the legendary concerts on the occasion of the master's 75th and 80th birthdays in 1939 and again in 1944. For Richard Strauss, Wolfgang Schneiderhan was the measure of all things relating to the violin.”
- Vienna Philharmonic
PIERRE FOURNIER: Cello Suite #1 in G; Cello Suite #2 in d (both Bach, for Cello Unaccompanied); w.Babet Leonet (Pf): Cello Sonata #2 in F (Brahms); w.Wolfgang Rudolf (Pf): Fantaisiestücke (Schumann). (Germany) Meloclassic 3003, recorded 1948 & 1957, Frankfurt. (S0611)
“Hungarian violinist Joseph Szigeti, meeting Fournier in rehearsals for a 1947 Edinburgh Festival appearance, had not heard him for over ten years and wrote that he was ‘tremendously impressed by the Apollonian beauty and poise that his playing had acquired in the intervening years’. Szigeti, Fournier, violist William Primrose, and pianist Artur Schnabel formed a piano quartet in those years and gave some fabled concerts at which they played virtually all of Schubert's and Brahms' piano chamber music. Fournier made his first U.S. tour in 1948. His chamber music partner Artur Schnabel spread the word among cellists, other musicians, and critics that they were to be visited by a great new cellist. The New York and Boston critics were ecstatic. He had to give up his Conservatoire post because of his expanding concert career; he appeared in Moscow for the first time in 1959. Commentator Lev Grinberg wrote that he was notable for a romantic interpretation; clarity of form; vivid phrasing; and clean, broad bowing all ‘aimed at revealing the content’. He had a broad repertoire, including Bach, Boccherini, the Romantics, Debussy, Hindemith, and Prokofiev. Composers Martinu, Martinon, Martin, Roussel, and Poulenc all wrote works for him. He had a standing Friday night date to privately play chamber music with Alfred Cortot, at which they might be visited by musicians like Jacques Thibaud. In 1953, he became a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor and was promoted to officer in 1963. In 1972, he retired to Switzerland and gave master classes. He still gave concerts, even as late as 1984 when he was 78.”
- Joseph Stevenson, allmusic.com
SIEGFRIED BORRIES, w.Michael Raucheisen (Pf): Beethoven, Schubert & Dvorák. (Germany) Meloclassic 2010, recorded 1943-44, Berlin. (S0610)
“At the first International competition for voice and violin in Vienna in 1932, Siegfried Borries was the only German among 300 applicants for the Great International Prize and a few months later, in October 1932, also the Mendelssohn Prize in Berlin, the State Academy of Music in Berlin. At the age of 20 years on 1 January 1933 he was appointed by Wilhelm Furtwängler as concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic. In May 1936 he was awarded the first endowed Music Prize of the German capital Berlin. Also in 1936 he became a teacher at the Municipal Conservatory. On the Empire Music Festival in the summer of 1939 Borries was awarded the National Music Prize in 1939 as best German violinist of the young soloists. From 1941 to 1945, Borries became concert master of the Staatskapelle Berlin under Herbert von Karajan. As a chamber musician he played from 1933 to 1945 together with the Philharmonic colleagues Heinrich Breiden, flute and Hans Ahlgrimm, 2nd violin in the trio Borries-Breiden-Ahlgrimm. After the war, in 1945, he took over master classes for violin at the newly founded International Music Institut Berlin. He also took his position as concertmaster of the Philharmonic again and was head of its chamber music ensemble. From 1948 he taught violin at the Musikhochschule in Berlin and developed in the following years an active concert career as a soloist and chamber musician at home and abroad.”
BRANKA MUSULIN: Le Tombeau de Couperin (Ravel); Sonata #2 in b-flat; Various pieces (all Chopin). (Germany) Meloclassic 1011, recorded 1950-55, Frankfurt. Superb recordings; dramatic performances! (P1108)
“Branka Musulin was born in Zagreb in 1917. When she was a child, Musulin already played in public. After her concert diploma and bachelor's degree, she travelled to Paris to study with Alfred Cortot and Yvonne Lefébure. Then she studied with Max von Pauer in Württemberg and Alfredo Casella in Rome. After 1945, she lived with her patron and sponsor Friedrich Bienert with whom she had a child, rather blurring professional boundaries. She played with Hans-Müller Kray, Hermann Abendroth, Franz Konwitschny and from 1958 taught piano at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt am Main.
JULIAN von KÁROLYI: Debussy, Ravel & Liszt Recital; w.Schüler Cond.: Piano Concerto #1 in E-flat; w.Weigel Cond.: Piano Concerto #2 in A (both Liszt; both w.Berlin Rundfunkorchester). (Germany) Meloclassic 1012, all recorded 1943-44, Berlin. (P1106)
Her Chopin performances are accurate, strong and muscular, quite a contrast with the delicate playing of Maryla Jonas, Lipatti or Czerny-Stefanska. One might think of her in terms of Brahms or the heroic Beethoven. In terms of recordiana, Musulin is certainly a ‘find’!”
“Julian von Károlyi made his 1926 début in Budapest with great success, gaining the attention of Béla Bartók who introduced him to Margit Varró who led his further education. Later he studied with Joseph Pembaur in Munich, from 1927 to 1930 as Gewandhaus Fellow at Max von Pauer at the Leipzig Conservatory, in 1931 Alfred Cortot in Paris, and finally from 1932 to 1934 with Ernst von Dohnányi at the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest. His 1929 London début led him to a UK recital tour with Feodor Chaliapin. His international breakthrough was a highly successful recital at the Royal Albert Hall. From 1934 he performed regularly and played with the most prominent conductors and orchestras, including Berlin, Paris, London, Budapest, Prague, Warsaw, Stockholm, Helsinki, Riga, the USA, South America, the Middle and Far East and in almost all major German cities. In the early 1940s Károlyi settled permanently in Munich. Julian von Károlyi had a brilliant technique and was one of the greatest virtuosos of his time. He became famous especially with the piano works by Chopin, Liszt and Rachmaninoff, and from 1943 until the early fifties he recorded for the German Grammophon and in the years 1958-1960 for Electrola.”
TATIANA NIKOLAYEVA: Bach, Scarlatti, Schumann, Prokofiev & Shostakovitch. (Germany) Meloclassic 1019, Live Performances, 2 June, 1966, Leipzig. (P1107)
“In 1950 Nikolayeva gained prominence by winning the International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition, part of the bicentennial marking Bach's death. More importantly, she met Dmitri Shostakovich at the competition, leading to a lifelong friendship, and was chosen as a first performer of Shostakovich's 24 Preludes and Fugues. Nikolayeva made three complete recordings of the cycle.
In 1959 Nikolayeva became a teacher at the Moscow Conservatory, later becoming professor in 1965. She made over 50 recordings during her career, notably keyboard works by Bach, including his ‘Art of the Fugue’, and by Beethoven, but became widely known in the West only late in life. With the fall of Communism, she found herself in demand internationally, making several concert tours to Europe and the United States. She also sat as a jury member on many international competitions, including the Leeds International Piano Competition in 1984 and 1987. She was known to have had an immense repertoire.”
. . . Popular titles available from recent weeks:
F I D E L I O, Live Performance, 25 May, 1962, w.von Karajan Cond. Vienna Staatsoper Ensemble; Christa Ludwig, Jon Vickers, Eberhard Wächter, Walter Berry, Walter Kreppel, Gundula Janowitz, Waldemar Kmentt, etc. (E.U.) 2–Myto 00334. (OP2925)
MAXIM VENGEROV: < i>The Complete Vengerov. (E.U.) 19-Warner 0825646315147 (plus one DVD), in Boxed Set, recorded 1991-2007. (S0609)
“The supreme violinist of his generation, Maxim Vengerov both embodies and renews the great Russian tradition in the mastery of his instrument. All the CDs in the box are presented in wallets carrying the original CD artwork. Released to mark Vengerov's 40th birthday, this boxed set - comprised of 19 CDs of concerti, other works for solo violin & orchestra.
FREDERICA von STADE, w.de Almeida Cond. Royal Phil.: Chants d'Auvergne, Vols. I & II (Canteloube). (E.U.) 2-Newton Classics 880274, recorded 14 June, 1982. (V2258)
VASCO DE GAMA (Original Version of L'AFRICAINE)(Meyerbeer), recorded 2013, Chemnitz, w.Beermann Cond. Chemnitz Opera Ensemble; Bernhard Berchtold, Claudia Sorokina, Pierre-Yves Pruvot, Guibee Yang, Kouta Räsänen, etc. (Germany) 4-CPO 777828, w.Elaborate 211pp. Libretto-Booklet, Slipcase Edition. (OP2926)
DENISE SORIANO, w.Jeanne-Marie Darré (Pf.): Violin Sonata in A, K.526 (Mozart); Violin Sonata #1 in d (Saint-Saëns); Violin Sonata in C (Hahn); Violin Sonata in G (Ravel). (Germany) Meloclassic 2015, all recorded 1958-60, Paris. (S0604)
TIBOR VARGA: Sonata for Violin Unaccompanied (Bartók), recorded 13 June, 1951; w.Winfried Zillig Cond.Hessischen Rundfunks Orch.: Romance #2 in F, recorded 30 Jan., 1950; Concerto in D, recorded 19 Oct., 1949 (both Beethoven). (Germany) Meloclassic 2004, all recorded in Frankfurt. (S0596)
YEHUDI MENUHIN: Partita for Violin Unaccompanied #3 in E (Bach); w.Marcel Gazelle (Pf.): 'Devil's Trill' Sonata in g (Tartini); Sonata in A (Franck); Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso in a; Havanaise (both Saint-Saëns). (Germany) Meloclassic 2003, Live Performance, 25 Aug., 1952, Ascona. (S0598)
LEGENDARY VIOLINISTS in GERMANY, incl. Gioconda de Vito, Ruggiero Ricci, Lilia d'Albore, Tibor von Bisztricky & Nejiko Suwa, w.Gustaf Beck, Waldemar von Vultée, Heinrich Graf Wesdehlen, Hans Priegnitz, Erhard Michel & Michael Raucheisen (Pfs); Michi Tanaka (S): Morgen (Strauss). (Germany) Meloclassic 2018, recorded 1938-44, virtually all Berlin & Leipzig Radio. (S0606)
FRENCH VIOLINISTS, incl. Renée Chemet, Jacques Thibaud, Jeanne Gautier, René Benedetti, Miguel Candéla, etc., w.Nicole Rollet, Marinus Flipse, Simone Gouat & Michael Raucheisen (Pfs.); Rosbaud, Bigot, Steinkopf, etc. Cond.: Ravel, Paganini, Lalo, Leclair & Saint-Saëns. (Germany) Meloclassic 2016, recorded 1937-55, virtually all Berlin Radio, Hessischer Radio & Paris Radiodiffusion. (S0600)
MAURICE MARÉCHAL, w.Lily Bienvenu (Pf.): Cello Sonata in d (Debussy), recorded 7 Nov., 1948, Paris; w.Odette Pigault (Pf.): Cello Concerto in D - Grave (Tartini); Cello Sonata in G (Sammartini), both recorded 25 April, 1957, Paris; w.Cécile Ousset (Pf.): Cello Sonata #2 in g (Beethoven), recorded 9 April, 1958, Paris; Cello Sonata #1 in e (Brahms), recorded 13 Oct., 1959, Paris. (Germany) Meloclassic 3006. (S0603)
CHRISTIAN FERRAS: Sonata for Violin Unaccompanied #2 in a; Sonata for Violin Unaccompanied #3 in C (both Bach); w.Pierre Barbizet (Pf.): 'Devil's Trill' Sonata in g (Tartini); Sonata in A, K.526 (Mozart). (Germany) Meloclassic 2001, recorded 1956-60. (S0599)
HENRI MERCKEL: Gavotte & Rondo; Partita for Violin Unaccompanied #3 in E (both Bach); w.Jean Fournet: Cond. Toulouse S.O.: Concerto in D (Brahms), all recorded 10 Dec., 1953; w.Manuel Rosenthal Cond.Paris Radio S.O.: Concerto #2 in b (Lalo), recorded 15 Dec., 1958. (Germany) Meloclassic 2011. (S0601)
MIRIAM SOLOVIEFF: Partita for Violin Unaccompanied #2 in d (Bach); w.JULIUS KATCHEN (Pf.): Sonata in e, K.304 (Mozart); Sonata #3 in d (Brahms). (Germany) Meloclassic 2007, recorded 13 Jan., 1963, Paris. (S0597)
GIULIA BUSTABO, w.Robert Heger Cond.Münchinger Rundfunkorchester: Concerto #1 in D (Paganini); Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso in a (Saint-Saëns), recorded 28 Jan., 1959; w.Otmar Nussio Cond.Radio Svizzera Italiana Orch.: Concerto in D (Brahms), recorded 12 Feb., 1963, Lugano. (Germany) Meloclassic 2005. (S0595)
HENRYK SZERYNG & MINDRU KATZ: Violin Sonata #3 in d (Brahms); Violin Sonata in A (Franck). Cembal d’Amour 105, recorded 1973, Israel. Profoundly beautiful performances in equally superior sound! Long out-of-print, Final Copies! (S0401)
PRO ARTE QUARTET, Vol.X: Quartet in C, Op.20, #2; Quartet in C, Op.33, #3; Quartet in G, Op.77, #1 (all Haydn), recorded 1931. (Canada) St Laurent Studio YSL 78-221. Transfers by Yves St Laurent. (S0605)
BUSCH STRING QUARTET (Adolf & Herman Busch, Bernard Straumann & Hugo Gottesmann): Quartet #14 in c-sharp, Op.131 (Beethoven); Quartet #1 in c (Brahms). (Germany) Meloclassic 4000, Live Performance, 25 Jan., 1951, Frankfurt. (S0602)
“According to its website, Meloclassic is a ‘non-profit organisation dedicated to releasing previously unissued historical recordings of live radio performances and broadcasts’. The first thing to say is that the material, or most of it, is of exceptional artistic interest, and the sound (which is for the most part extremely clean) is thankfully free of excessive filtering….I look forward to hearing further releases in the not-too-distant future.”
- Rob Cowan, GRAMOPHONE, April, 2014
MARYLA JONAS, Vol. I, incl. Handel, Rossi, Schubert, Schumann & Chopin. (Canada) 2-St Laurent Studio YSL 78-219, recorded 1946-49. Transfers by Yves St Laurent. At last, the recordings of this sublime poet are once again available! Jonas played as a performer truly possessed! (P1102)
MARYLA JONAS, Vol. II, incl. W. F. Bach, Handel, Dussek, Mozart, Rossi, Schubert-Liszt , Mendelssohn, Chopin, Casella, Nicholas & Virgil Thomson. (Canada) 2-St Laurent Studio YSL 78-223, recorded 1950-51. Transfers by Yves St Laurent. At last, the recordings of this sublime poet are once again available! Jonas played as a performer truly possessed! (P1103)
“…the greatest pianist since Teresa Carreño.”
- Jerome D. Bohm ,THE HERALD TRIBUNE, 26 Feb., 1946MAGDA TAGLIAFERRO, Vol.III: Mozart, Debussy, Fauré & Chopin; w.Coppola Cond.: Ballade in F-sharp (Fauré); w.Pedro Freitas-Branco Cond. Toulouse Orch.: Noces en los Jardines de España (de Falla); w.Reynaldo Hahn Cond.: Piano Concerto in E (Cond. by the Composer). (Canada) 2-St Laurent Studio YSL 78-218, recorded 1928-52. Transfers by Yves St Laurent. (P1104)
MARCELLE MEYER, Vol. VII, incl. Bach, Milhaud, Ravel, Albéniz & de Falla. (Canada) St Laurent Studio YSL 78-222, recorded 1925-47. Transfers by Yves St Laurent. (P1101)
ALEXANDER BOROVSKY: Bach, Beethoven, Brahms & Chopin Recital. (Germany) Meloclassic 1020, Live Performance, 23 March, 1953, Salle Pleyel, Paris. (P1100)
YVONNE LORIOD: Albéniz & Ravel Recital, recorded 21 March, 1950, Frankfurt; Fantasie in C (Schumann), recorded 15 Oct., 1952, Frankfurt. (Germany) Meloclassic 1018. (P1099)
“As usual in this series a digipack presentation is enhanced by fine notes and photographs. These are all first CD releases for this archive broadcast material, and presentation, including studio announcements, is accomplished. For admirers of the cellist this is an indispensable release and I strongly urge collectors of string and piano releases to scan Melo Classic’s current and forthcoming discs. There are some remarkable things on offer.”
- Jonathan Woolf, GRAMOPHONE, April, 2014
CHARLES MÜNCH Cond.Boston S.O.: Water Music (Handel-Harty), Live Performance, 12 April, 1960; Linz Symphony #36 in C, K.425,Live Performance, 8 April, 1958; Prague Symphony #38 in D, K.504, Live Performance, 3 Nov., 1959 (both Mozart) (all Sanders Theatre, Harvard; Symphony #5 in B-flat (Schubert); Genoveva – Overture; Symphony #2 in C (both Schumann), Live Performances, 1959-62; Masonic Funeral Music, K.477/479a (Mozart); Italian Symphony #4 in A; Scottish Symphony #3 in a (both Mendelssohn), Live Performances, 1958-59; Symphony #98 in B-flat (Haydn), Live Performance, 18 Oct., 1960; Symphony #7 in E (Bruckner), Live Performance, 18 Feb., 1958; Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus – Excerpts; Symphony #4 in B-flat; Symphony # 5 in c (all Beethoven), Live Performances, 1959-61, all in Boxed Set ICAB 5130. (Incorporates ICAD 5057, 5052, 5039, 5028 & 5016). (DVD0709)
EDUARD van BEINUM Cond. Concertgebouw Orch., w.Heinz Rehfuss, Ernst Häfliger, Erna Spoorenberg, Annie Hermes, etc.: St Matthew Passion, Live Performance, 30 March, 1958. (Holland) 3-Audiophile Classics APL-101-302. (C1299)
ARTUR RODZINSKI, Vol. XXVIII, Cond. NYPO: Symphony in #4 a (Sibelius), recorded 5 March, 1946; ARTUR RODZINSKI Cond. Cleveland Orch.: La Mer (Debussy), recorded 29 Dec., 1941. (Canada) St Laurent Studio YSL 78-187. Transfers by Yves St Laurent. (C1300)
ELEKTRA, Live Performance, 16 Dec., 1965, w.Böhm Cond. Vienna Staatsoper Ensemble; Birgit Nilsson, Leonie Rysanek, Regina Resnik, Wolfgang Windgassen, Eberhard Wächter, Gundula Janowitz, etc. (Austria) 2-Orfeo C 886 1421. (OP2924)
LE FINTE CONTESSE (Paisiello), Live Performance, 21 Sept., 2011, w.Prontera Cond. La Confraternita de Musici Ensemble; Maria Luisa Casali, Antje Rux, Alessandro Scotto di Luzio & Andrea Bonsignore. (Italy) 2-Bongiovanni 2462/63, w.Libretto-Booklet. (OP2921)
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V2260. L’ Opéra de Paris, A History of Sound, 1900-1960: Delmas, Caron, Renaud, Delna, Scaramberg, de Lussan, Litvinne, Noté, Melchidessec, Beyle, Journet, Vaguet, Devriès, Auguez de Montalant, Deschamps-Jehin, Campagnola, Héglon, Mérentié, Muratore, Kouznetsov, Bordon, Couzinou, Marcelin, Paoli, Dubois, Rousselière, Gauthier, Plançon, Escalaïs, Bréval, Adams, Gilibert, Edouard de Reszké, Alvarez, Affre, Lassalle, Campagnola, Franz, Vezzani, Fontaine, Rogatchewsky, Balguerie, Bourdin, Villabella, O’Sullivan, Luart, Ritter-Ciampi, Kaisin, Beckmans, Thill, Bourdin, Lubin, Germaine Martinelli, Marjorie Lawrence, Marguerite Soyer, Ansseau, Vanni-Marcoux, de Trévi, Tirard, Dupré, Vallin, Noréna, Ferrer, Endrèze, Rambaud, Gall, Heldy, Gigli, Hoerner, Huberty, Nespoulous, Luccioni, Feraldy, Robin, Esposito, Bacquier, Moizan, Gorr, Chauvet, Jouatte, Giraudeau, Brumaire, Micheau, Legay, Vanzo, Cadiou, Boué, Dens, Sénéchal, Borthayre, Juyol, Massard, Guiot, Cambon, Scharley, Lefort, Doria, Lance, Couderc, del Monaco, Botiaux, Crespin, Sarroca, Pernet, Nougaro, Blanc, Froumenty, Castelli, Corazza, Mollien, Cambon, Medus, Depraz, Serres, Verneuil, Monmart, Jouatte, Michel, Moizan, Peyron, Doucet, etc. featuring The Grand Opera, works of Rameau to Cherubini, Berlioz, Gounod, Saint-Saëns, Jules Massenet, Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Lalo, Reyer, Chabrier, Bruneau, Février, d'Indy, Leroux, Dupont, Magnard, Rabaud, Enescu, Honegger, Ibert , Hüe, Dukas, Fauré, Roussel, Sauguet, Milhaud, Poulenc, Tomasi, Weber, Borodin, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky, Puccini & Strauss. (France) 10-Malibran 215, Boxed Set with Elaborate 55pp. Booklet with history of l’Opéra, discographical notes, handsome photos. - 7600003772152
V2259. DENISE SCHARLEY, w.Etcheverry, Dervaux, Fourestier, Laforge, Lombard & Ghiglia Cond.: Arias from Carmen, Werther, Samson et Dalila, Hérodiade, Don Quichotte, Les Dialogues des Carmélites, Pique Dame & The Medium (Menotti). (France) Malibran 206, recorded 1958-68. - 7600003772060
S0612. STRUB QUARTET (Strub, Hubi, Hirschfelder, Münch-Holland): String Quartet, Op.8, #2 (Westerman), recorded 23 June, 1943, Berlin; w.Hans Schrader: String Quintet in C (Schubert), recorded 6 April, 1941, Leipzig. (Germany) Meloclassic 4002. - 791154050545
S0611. PIERRE FOURNIER: Cello Suite #1 in G; Cello Suite #2 in d (both Bach, for Cello Unaccompanied); w.Babet Leonet (Pf): Cello Sonata #2 in F (Brahms); w.Wolfgang Rudolf (Pf): Fantaisiestücke (Schumann). (Germany) Meloclassic 3003, recorded 1948 & 1957, Frankfurt. - 791154050453
Simon Boccanegra (Panizza; Tibbett, Pinza) (2-IPCD 1031)
Florence Quartararo (3–Immortal Performances 1030)
Vocal Record Collectors' Society - 2013 Issue (VRCS-2013)
Fernando de Lucia (4-Marston 54004)
Lohengrin (Bodanzky; Lehmann, Lawrence) (3-IPCD 1032)
Guiomar Novaes; George Szell (Archipel 0558)
Ballo (Panizza; Milanov, Bjorling, Castagna) (2-IPCD 1033)
Madama Butterfly / La Traviata (Licia Albanese) (IPCD 1037)
Anna Bolena (Callas, Simionato, Raimondi) (2-Myto 00121)
Walkure (Munch; Harshaw, da Costa, Pease) (Memories 2292)
Gotterdammerung (Kempe; Nilsson, Hopf) (4-Myto 00326)
La Traviata (Callas, Kraus, Sereni) (2-Myto 00147)
Arthur Endreze (5-Marston 55001)
Der Ring des Nibelungen (Furtwangler) (12-Archipel 0413-16)
Eugen Onegin (Shaposhnikov, Lemeshev) (AQVR 380)
Frederic Lamond; Eduard van Beinum (2-Marston 52071)
Betty in Mayfair (Evelyn Laye, Leigh) (Palaeophonics 110)
Aida (de Sabata, Cigna, Gigli, Stignani, Pasero) (IPCD 1034)
Fonotipia Tenors - The Record Collector (TRC 39)
Juan Luria (FLG 19051912)
Marian Anderson (VAI 1275)
Walkure (Kempe; Varnay, Uhl, Frick) (3-Myto 00324)
Poliuto (Callas, Corelli & Bastianini) (2-Myto 00234)
John McCormack - Complete Odeon (4-Marston 54005)
Arturo Toscanini; Jascha Heifetz (3-IPCD 1038)