Fritz Busch, George Szell, Thomas Beecham, Leo Blech     (3-Guild 2300/02)
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Fritz Busch, George Szell, Thomas Beecham, Leo Blech     (3-Guild 2300/02)
C0904. FRITZ BUSCH Cond. Met Opera Ensemble; Torsten Ralf (début) & Helen Traubel: Lohengrin – Act I – Live Performance, 22 Dec., 1945; Seidler-Winkler Cond. Torsten Ralf & Tiana Lemnitz: Bridal Chamber Scene – recorded 1939; GEORGE SZELL Cond. Met Opera Ensemble; Herbert Janssen, Eleanor Steber, Charles Kullman & Kerstin Thorborg: Die Meistersinger – Act II; Act III – Excerpt – Live Performance, 10 Feb., 1945; BEECHAM Cond. Met Opera Ensemble; Lauritz Melchior, Helen Traubel, Kerstin Thorborg & Norman Cordon: Tristan – Act II – Live Performance, 11 Dec., 1943; LEO BLECH Cond. Torsten Ralf: In fernem Land – Live Performance, 21 April, 1945; BEECHAM Cond. Kirsten Flagstad: Wesendonck Lieder – Live Performance, 21 Dec., 1952. (England) 3-Guild 2300/02. Final copy! OP1357. L'AMORE DEI TRE RE (Montemezzi), Live Performance, 15 Feb., 1941, w.Montemezzi Cond. Met Opera Ensemble; Grace Moore, Ezio Pinza, Charles Kullman, Richard Bonelli, Alessio de Paolis, etc. (England) 2-Guild 2234/35. [Very long unavailable, it is wonderful to have a few copies, once again.] – 795754230222

CRITIC REVIEWS:

“Beecham conducts Act II of TRISTAN UND ISOLDE in fine romantic style, with splendid singing by the great tenor Lauritz Melchior...Recording quality is inevitably less than perfect but the historic importance and frequently thrilling sounds captured here make this a worthy release.”

- New Classics, 18 Jan., 2005



“[Beecham] colours and tints the orchestral passages as adroitly as Thorborg colours ‘Doch deine Schmach’. His sheer buoyancy survives, as does his expressive power and the sheer generosity of his conducting”

- MusicWeb International