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Nos. K315 K368 are Cello & Double Bass 78rpm records



K315. PABLO CASALS: Suite #1 in G for Cello Unaccompanied; Suite #6 in D for Cello Unaccompanied (Bach), 14s. 7-12 PW V 17665/71, POM-2 / 3 June, 1938, in Orig. Album AM-742. M-A, lovely copy has very occasional pap. rub or scr, inaud. MB , the Set.

K316. PABLO CASALS: Suite in C Prlude / Sarabande (Bach). 12 AC Col. A5782, POM-23 April, 1915. A-, lovely copy has few faint rubs, inaud.; Sd. 2 only has faint pap. scr, also inaud. MB 10

K317. PABLO CASALS: Suite in C Gigue (Bach) / Concerto in D Adagio (Haydn). 12 AC Col. A5875, POM-15 April, 1916. M-A/A, lovely copy has, Sd. 2 only, few faint rubs, inaud. MB 12

K318. PABLO CASALS: Danza espaola #5 in e (Andaluza) (Granados) / Concerto in a Cantilena (Goltermann). 12 AC Col. A5847, POM-15 April, 1916. A-, lovely copy has, few faint rubs & scrs, inaud. MB 10

K319. PABLO CASALS: Quintet in D Larghetto (Mozart) / Tannhuser O du mein holder Abendstern (Wagner). 12 AC Col. A5953, POM-21 April, 1916. A-, lovely copy has lt. rubs, inaud. MB 10

K320. PABLO CASALS: Xerxes Ombra mai fu (Handel). 12 AC Col. 49802, POM-23 April, 1920. A-, lovely copy has lt. rubs & scrs, minimally audible. MB 10

K321. PABLO CASALS, w.Blas Net (Pf.): LEstro Armonico Largo (Vivaldi) / Serenata Napoletana (Sgambati). 10 EL Orth Vla 1542, POM-1934. M-A, Exemplary! MB 10

K322. PABLO CASALS, w.Blas Net (Pf.): Komm ssser Tod (Bach) / Sonata in C Minuet with variations (Haydn). 12 EL Orth Vla 7501, POM-1931/30, resp. M-A, Exemplary! MB 12

K323. PABLO CASALS, w.Blas Net (Pf.): Sonata #6 in A Adagio / Allegro (Boccherini). 12 EL Orth Vla 7258, POM-1931. M-A, Exemplary! MB 12

K324. PABLO CASALS, w.Blas Net (Pf.): Sonata #2 in a Andante / w.Otto Schulhof (Pf.): Suite #3 in D Air (both Bach). 12 EL Orth Vla 7368, POM-1931. M-A, Exemplary! MB 12

K325. PABLO CASALS, w.Blas Net (Pf.): Songs my mother taught me (Dvork); Tsar Saltan Flight of the bumblebee (Rimsky-Korsakov) / Lieder ohne Worte #49 in D (Mendelssohn). 12 EL RCA 7193, POM-1930. M-A, Exemplary! MB 12

K326. PABLO CASALS, w.Edouard Gendron (Pf.): Toccata in g Adagio (Bach) / Goyescas Intermezzo (1925 Version) (Granados). 12 AC Vla 6501, POM-21 Feb., 1925. M-A, Exemplary! MB 15

K327. PABLO CASALS, w.Mednikoff (Pf.): Toccata in g Adagio (Bach) / Goyescas Intermezzo (Granados) (1927 Versions). 12 EL PW V 6635, POM-28 Feb., 1927. M-A, Exemplary! MB 12

K328. PABLO CASALS, w.Mednikoff (Pf.): Aprs un rve (Faur) / w.Edouard Gendron (Pf.): Chanson villageoise (Popper). 10 EL Orth Vla 1083, POM-5 Jan., 1926 / 3 April, 1925, Sd. 1 being Take 12, the third of 3 issued Takes. M-A, lovely copy has smudged label, Sd. 2. MB 10

K329. PABLO CASALS, w.Mednikoff (Pf.): Kinderscenen Trumerei (1926 Version) (Schumann) / Mlodies Mlodie #1 in F (Rubinstein). 10 EL Orth Vla 1178, POM-5 / 20 Jan., 1926, Sd. 1 being 1930 Version, Camden (vs. the 1930 Version, Hayes). M-A, Exemplary! MB 10

K330. PABLO CASALS, w.Mednikoff (Pf.): Gavotte tendre (Hillemacher) / Menuet (Debussy). 10 EL Orth Vla 1191, POM-4 / 5 Jan., 1926. M-A, Exemplary! MB 10

K331. PABLO CASALS, w.Mednikoff (Pf.): Danza espaola #5 in e (Andaluza) (Granados) / Danses espagnoles Vito (Popper). 10 EL Orth Vla 1311, POM-25 Feb. / 31 Jan., 1928, Sd. 1 being Take 7, 1928 Version of 2 issued Takes; Sd. 2 being Take 5, of 2 issued Takes. M-A, Exemplary! MB 10

K332. PABLO CASALS, w.Mednikoff (Pf.): Mazurka in g (Popper) / English Suite #6 in D Gavottes Nos. 1 & 2 (as Musette) (Bach). 10 EL Orth Vla 1349, POM-28 Feb. / 31 Jan., 1928. M-A, Exemplary! MB 10

K333. PABLO CASALS, w.Mednikoff (Pf.): Moments musicals No. 3 in f (Schubert) / Le Carnaval des Animaux Le Cygne (1928 Version) (Saint-Sans). 10 EL Scroll V 1143, on Z-type shellac, POM-4 / 31 Jan., 1928, Sd.2 being Take 6, the second of 2 issued Takes. M-A, Exemplary! MB 15

K334. PABLO CASALS, w.Mednikoff (Pf.): Tannhuser O du mein holder Abendstern / Die Meistersinger Preislied (both Wagner). 12 EL PW V 6620, POM-5 / 19 Jan., 1926, Sd. 2 being Take 1, the first of 2 issued Takes. M-A, Exemplary! MB 12

K335. PABLO CASALS, w.Mednikoff (Pf.): Tannhuser O du mein holder Abendstern / Die Meistersinger Preislied (both Wagner). 12 EL V 6620, POM-5 / 19 Jan., 1926, Sd. 2 being Take 2, the second of 2 issued Takes. M-A, Exemplary! MB 12

K336. PABLO CASALS, w.Mednikoff (Pf.): Nocturne in E-flat / Prlude in D-flat (both Chopin). 12 EL Orth Vla 6589, POM-19 / 20 Jan., 1926, on Z shellac. A, lovely copy has faintest pap. rubs, inaud. MB 15

K337. PABLO CASALS, w.Horszowski (Pf.): Sonata #4 in C, Op.102, #1 (Beethoven), 4s. 2-12 EL Scroll V 14366/67, POM-1937, on Z-type shellac. A to M-A, lovely copy has few faint rubs, inaud.; Sds. 1 & 2 have sev. minor pap. scrs, inaud. MB 20, the Pair.

K338. PABLO CASALS & ALFRED CORTOT: Zauberflte Seven Variations on Ein Mdchen oder Weibchen (Mozart-Beethoven), 4s. 2-10 EL PW Japanese V NF-4087/88, POM 21 June, 1927. M-A, Exemplary! MB 20, the Pair.

K339. MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH: Suite #5 in c for Cello Unaccompanied Courante & Gigue (Bach) / lgie in c (Faur). 7 EL red Aprelevski Zavod Extended Play 00325/26, recorded c.1950. M-A, Exemplary! MB 15

K340. NICOLAI GRAUDAN, w.Hans Freudberg (Pf.): Organ Toccata in C Adagio (Bach-Casals-Siloti) / Scherzo (von Dittersdorf-Kreisler). 12 EL dark-blue Clangor MD 9265/66. Graudan co-founded the celebrated Festival Quartet, with Goldberg, Primrose & Victor Babin. A, lovely copy has faintest pap. rubs, inaud. MB 12

K341. WILLEM WILLEKE: Chants sans parles (Played by the Composer) / Flower song (Lange). 10 AC purple Bruns. 10147, only form of issue, 1922. A/A-, lovely copy has few lt. rubs, inaud.; Sd. 2 only has sev. wee dust mks, minimally audible the occasional turn. MB 15

Willem Willeke won the admiration of Johannes Brahms, learned all of Brahms' cello works, and performed many of them with Brahms at the piano. Even so, he aspired to become a physician, and studied in Bonn and Vienna, winning his degrees. Nevertheless, Joseph Joachim, another friend of Brahms, repeatedly urged Willeke to return to music. When he agreed, he started his career with a tour of Scandinavia in which he played the Grieg sonata with the composer at the keyboard. And, again, when he played the Strauss sonata, that composer was his accompaniment. He came to the United States in 1907 as cellist with the Kneisel String Quartet. In 1917, when the Kneisel disbanded, he founded an ensemble called the Elshuco Trio. Mrs Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge in 1918 founded the Berkshire Festival of Chamber Music and named Willeke its first Musical Director. He stayed in that capacity until his death in 1950, and was succeeded by his widow. Willeke was also the leading cello teacher at the Institute for Musical Art in New York, which merged with the Juilliard School in 1926.
Joseph Stevenson, allmusic.com


K342. EMANUEL FEUERMANN: Suite in G for Cello Unaccompanied (Reger), 4s. 2-12 EL PW Col. 69787/88-D, POM-7 Feb., 1939, in Orig. Album X-152, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 35, the Set.

K343. EMANUEL FEUERMANN, w.Franz Rupp (Pf.): Organ Toccata in C Adagio (Bach-Casals-Siloti) (Two different Performances). 10" EL vinyl pressing of BS-041516-1 / 041516-2, POM 8 Aug. / 14 Dec., 1939, both Unpublished Matrices. MINT MB 65

K344. EMANUEL FEUERMANN, w.Franz Rupp (Pf.): Organ Toccata in C Adagio (Bach-Casals-Siloti) (a Third Performance) / Aprs un rve (Faur). 10" EL vinyl pressing of BS-041516-4 / 041517-5, POM 14 Dec., 1939, both Unpublished Matrices. MINT MB 65

K345. EMANUEL FEUERMANN, w.van der Pas (Pf.): Sonata #1 in e (Brahms), 5s. 3-12 EL early PW Col. 68379/81-D, POM-10 July, 1934, in Orig. Album 236. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 35, the Set.

K346. EMANUEL FEUERMANN, w.Myra Hess (Pf.): Sonata in A, Op.69 (Beethoven), 5s / Sd.6 = Feuermann, w.Gerald Moore (Pf.): Konzertstck Andantino (Weber). 3-12 EL MasterWorks Col. 69081/83-D, POM-29 June, 1937, in Orig. Album 312, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 35, the Set.

K347. EMANUEL FEUERMANN, w.Stokowski Cond. Philadelphia Orch: Schelomo (Bloch), 5s. 3-12 EL PW V 17339/41-S, POM-27 March, 1940, in Orig. Album AM-698, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 25, the Set.

K348. VICTOR HERBERT: Scherzo (van Goens). 10 AC V 64298, only form of issue, 26 Jan., 1912. M-A MB 12

K349. VICTOR HERBERT: The angels whisper (Lover). 10 AC V 64240, POM-26 Jan., 1912, issued USA only. M-A, lovely copy has faintest pap. rubs, inaud. MB 12

K350. VICTOR HERBERT: Pense amoureuse (Played by the Composer). 12 AC Pat.06 V 74286, only form of issue, 26 Jan., 1912; although assigned a blue label number, this was never used. A-, lovely copy has lt. rubs, inaud. MB 12

K351. VICTOR HERBERT: Simple aveu (Thome). 12 AC Pat.12 V 74300, only form of issue, 26 Jan., 1912; although assigned a blue label number, this was never used. A-, lovely copy has lt. rubs, inaud. MB 12

K352. VICTOR HERBERT: Petite valse (Played by the Composer). 10 AC V 64297, POM-25 Jan., 1912, issued USA only. A-, lovely copy has lt. rubs, inaud. MB 12

Victor August Herbert was an Irish-born, German-raised American composer, cellist and conductor. Although Herbert enjoyed important careers as a cello soloist and conductor, he is best known for composing many successful operettas that premiered on Broadway from the 1890s to World War I. In the early 1880s, Herbert began a career as a cellist in Vienna and Stuttgart, during which he began to compose orchestral music. In 1885 Herbert became romantically involved with Therese Frster, a soprano who had recently joined the court opera for which the court orchestra played. Frster sang several leading rles at the Stuttgart Opera in 1885 through the summer of 1886. After a year of courtship, the couple married on 14 August 1886. On 24 October 1886, they moved to the United States, as they both had been hired by Walter Damrosch and Anton Seidl to join the Metropolitan Opera. Herbert was engaged as the Met's principal cellist, and Frster was engaged to sing principal rles with the Met. He led the Pittsburgh Symphony from 1898 to 1904 and then founded the Victor Herbert Orchestra, which he conducted throughout the rest of his life. In the early years of the twentieth century, Herbert championed the right of composers to profit from their works. In 1909, he testified before the United States Congress, influencing the formation and development of the Copyright Act of 1909. This law helped to secure the rights of composers to charge royalties on the sales of sound recordings. Herbert also worked closely with John Philip Sousa, Irving Berlin and others in founding the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) on 13 February, 1914, becoming its vice-president and director until his death in 1924. The organization has historically worked to protect the rights of creative musicians and continues to do this work today.

K353. GASPAR CASSAD & Mme von MENDELSSOHN-GORDIGIANI: Cello Sonata #1 in d (Debussy), 3s / Sd. 4 = Aragonesa (Played by the Composer). 2-12 EL early PW Col. 67895/96-D. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 25, the Pair.

K354. GASPAR CASSAD, w.Harty Cond.: Arpeggione Cello Concerto in a (Schubert-Cassad), 6s. 3-12 EL Viva-Tonal Col. 67781/83-D, POM-5 May, 1929, in Orig. Album 139. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 35, the Set.

Cassad was a Spanish contemporary of Pablo Casals who lived from 1897 to 1966. In fact, he may have been Casal's youngest pupil, when he studied with him in Paris in 1910. When Cassad was nine years old, he played his first public performance, where he was heard by Casals who immediately offered to give him lessons. He was given a scholarship by the city of Barcelona to go to Paris and study with Casals there. He also studied composition with Manuel de Falla and Maurice Ravel.

K355. MARCEL HUBERT, w.Shura Cherkassky (Pf.): Sonata in g (Rachmaninoff), 7s / Sd.8 = MARCEL HUBERT, w.Harold Dart (Pf.): Goyescas Intermezzo (Granados). 4-12" EL early PW Col. 68343/46-D, on blue shellac, in Orig. Album 225. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 35, the Set.

K356. MAURICE MARCHAL: Plainte (dHervelois) / Concerto in A Largo mesto (C.P.E. Bach). 12 EL early PW Col. 7245-M, POM-1929. M-A, choice copy has, Sd.1 only, minuscule pap.scr, inaud. MB 15

K357. MAURICE MARCHAL, w.Robert Casadesus (Pf.): Cello Sonata #1 in d (Debussy), 3s / Sd.4 = piphanie Danse des petits ngres (Caplet). 2-12 EL Eng. Col. LFX 85/86, POM-1930. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 25, the Pair.

K358. MAURICE MARCHAL, w.Bigot Cond. Lamoureux Orch.: Cello Concerto in c (J.C. Bach), 4s. 2-12 EL French Col. LFX 774/75, POM-1948. M-A, superlative copy has tape affixed Sd. 2 label. MB 25, the Pair.

K359. MAURICE MARCHAL, w.Gaubert Cond.: Cello Concerto in d (Lalo), 6s. 3-12 EL PW French Col. LFX 282/84, POM-1932. A to M-A, lovely copy is apparently ltly waxed, inaud.; beg. Sd. 3 has wee scr, ltly audible 4 turns, but this trio plays beautifully. MB 20, the Set.

K360. MAURICE DAMBOIS: Loves old sweet song (Molloy) / Let the rest of the world go by (Ball). 10 AC brown shellac Vocalion 24014, POM-1921. Dambois was the celebrated Belgian cellist to whom Ysae dedicated his 1924 Sonata for Cello Unaccompanied, Op.28. M-A, Exemplary! MB 12

K361. NAUM BENDITZKY & BERNARD WAGENAAR: Sonatina for Cello and Piano, 3s / Sd. 4 = BERNARD WAGENAAR: A Tale (Played by the Composer). 2-12 EL early PW Col. 68331/32-D, on blue shellac, in Orig. Album 223. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 35, the Set.

Wagenaar studied at Utrecht University before starting his career as a teacher and conductor in 1914. He moved to the USA in 1920. From 1925 to 1968 he taught at the Juilliard School where Ned Rorem, Jacob Druckman, Bernard Herrmann, Robert Ward, Tutti Camarata, Charles Jones, Alan Shulman and James Cohn were among his pupils. He was an active member of the League of Composers.

K362. JOSEPH HOLLMANN: Petite valse (Played by the Composer) / Kinderscenen Trumerei (Schumann). 10 AC black G & T G.C.-47889/88 (5388/80b), only form of issue, 13 June, 1904. A-, lovely copy has very faint rubs & occasional pap. scr. Hollmann was the dedicat of Saint-Sans Cello Concerto #2, Op.119. MB 15

K363. BEATRICE HARRISON, w.Princess Victoria (Pf.): Cello Concerto Adagio / BEATRICE HARRISON & MARGARET HARRISON, w.Princess Victoria (Pf.): Salut dAmour (both Elgar). 12 EL vinyl Symposium 1026 (Cc14165/62), POM-25 Aug., 1928, both from Unpublished Masters, accompanied by Michael Plants printed notes, 1987. MINT MB 35

K364. BEATRICE HARRISON, w.Elgar Cond. New S.O.: Cello Concerto in e (Cond. by the Composer), 6s. 3-12EL PW black HMV D 1507/09, only form of issue, 1928. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 45, the Set.

Beatrice gave the first performance of Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto in 1921. By 1924 she had toured in Europe and America, and in November 1925 she reappeared at the Royal Philharmonic in the all-Elgar concert, performing the Cello Concerto under Elgar's baton (he had insisted that she be the soloist whenever he conducted the work, after she studied the work with him prior to making an abridged, pre-electric recording). A year or two later, when the advent of electrical recording had improved the technical potential of the gramophone, Beatrice Harrison was the soloist chosen to make the 'official' HMV recording of the concerto with Elgar conducting. Perhaps inevitably the Elgar Concerto was the work with which she was most closely identified, not least in her performances for Henry Wood.

K365. DIMITRY MARKEVITCH, w.Andr Collard: Cello Sonata in g (Chopin), 6s. 3-12 EL black French Polydor A 6.301/03. M-A, Exemplary! MB 25, the Set.

Dimitry Markevitch was a Russian concert cellist, researcher, teacher and musicologist. He studied under Gregor Piatigorsky and founded the Institut de Hautes tudes Musicales (IHEM) in Switzerland. His brother, Igor Markevitch, was the orchestral conductor.

K366. SERGE KOUSSEVITZKY (Double Bass), w.Bernard Zighera (Pf.): Concerto for Double Bass in f Andante (Played by the Composer), 2s. 2-10 EL S/S Special vinyl Pressings of Unpublished BVE-42992/93, POM-26 Sept., 1928. MINT MB 25, the Pair.

K367. SERGE KOUSSEVITZKY (Double Bass), w.Pierre Luboshutz (Pf.): Valse miniature (Played by the Composer) / Minuet in G (Beethoven). 10" EL Orth Vla 1476, only form of issue, 25 Sept., 1929. A, lovely copy has faint rubs. MB 15

K368. SERGE KOUSSEVITZKY (Double Bass), w.Pierre Luboshutz (Pf.): Chanson triste (Played by the Composer) / Sonata in g Largo (Eccles). 12" EL PW V 7159, only form of issue, 26 / 25 Sept., 1929. M-A MB 20