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Nos. K435 – K571 are Orchestral Music 78rpm records



K435. ERNST LÉVY Cond. Choeurs Philharmoniques de Paris: MISSA CHORALIS (Liszt), 10s. 5-12” EL dark-green French Polydor 516.627/631, POM-1935. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 45, the Set.

“Lévy’s performances are not for the faint of heart….Born in Basel, Switzerland on 18 November 1895, Lévy’s early training included studies with French virtuoso Raoul Pugno (1852-1914) and with Busoni’s disciple Egon Petri (1881-1962). Composer Hans Huber (1852-1921) also was an important early influence. Four years later Levy set up residence in Paris and after spending some time as a pianist and teacher, he founded in 1928 the Choeur Philharmonique. ‘I was steeped in choral singing, coming from Basel’, Lévy said. ‘When I arrived in Paris, I noticed that there were no big amateur choruses. There were only some little choruses in churches here and there. I noticed that many masterworks were not known in Paris and that there was a need to create a chorus. It was not easy, but I succeeded’. In 1935 Lévy and Choeur Philharmonique recorded Liszt’s Missa Choralis for the Polydor label, the first recording ever made of one of Liszt’s sacred choral works.”
– Donald Manildi, ERNST LÉVY, FORGOTTEN GENIUS


K436. PIERO COPPOLA Cond.: España (Chabrier), 2s. 12” EL plum Disque Gram. L-678. M-A, lovely copy has, Sd. 2 only, faintest pap. rub, inaud. MB 12

K437. PIERO COPPOLA Cond. Paris Conservatoire Orch.: Valses Nobles et Sentimentales (Ravel), 4s. 2-12” EL Scroll V 11727/28, on ‘Z’-shellac, POM-5 Feb., 1934. M-A, lovely copy has, Sd. 1, faintest pap. rubs, inaud. MB 20, the Pair.

K438. PIERO COPPOLA Cond. Paris Conservatoire Orch.: Le Tombeau de Couperin (Ravel), 4s. 2-12” EL PW V 12320/21, POM-26 Oct., 1930. (Grand Prix du Disque, 1932). M-A, appears unplayed! MB 15, the Pair.

K439. PIERO COPPOLA Cond. Paris Conservatoire Orch.: Daphnis et Chloé – Suite #1- 2 excerpts (Ravel), 2s. 12” EL Scroll V 11882, on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-5 Feb., 1934. M-A MB 12

K440. PIERO COPPOLA Cond. Paris Conservatoire Orch.: Images Pour Orchestre – Ibéria (1935 Version), 5s / Sd. 6 = La Soirée dans Grenade (both Debussy). 3-12” EL Scroll V 11888/90, on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-12 March, 1935, in Orig. Album M-77, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 35, the Set.

“…there was no attempt to project his personality on to the composer he conducted; like many of the great conductors of the period, [Coppola] trusted the composer to speak for himself, and his readings are thus free from affectation. His account of Debussy’s Ibéria still strikes me as having more atmosphere, delicacy and flair that most of the readings at present in the catalogue. He has just the right degree of rubato in the middle movement, just the right feeling for texture and colour, and a genuine warmth and spontaneity.”
- Robert Layton, Gramophone, May, 1971


K441. PIERO COPPOLA Cond. Paris Conservatoire Orch.: Antar Symphony #2 (Rimsky-Korsakov), 6s. 3-12” EL Scroll V 11671/73, on ‘Z’ shellac & ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-15 March, 1933, in Orig. Album M-210. M-A, choice set has, Sd.3 only, faintest pap. rubs & pap. scrs, inaud. MB 25, the Set.

K442. PIERO COPPOLA Cond. Paris Conservatoire Orch.: Rhenish Symphony #3 in E-flat (Schumann), 6s. 3-12” EL Orth Vla 11706/08, on ‘Z’ shellac, POM-1933, in Orig. Album M-237, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 35, the Set.

K443. PIERO COPPOLA Cond. Paris Conservatoire Orch.: Istar – Variations Symphoniques (d’Indy), 3s / Sd.4 = FABIEN SEVITZKY Cond. Philadelphia Chamber String Sinfonietta: Molly on the shore (Grainger). 2-12” EL Orth Vla 11559/60, POM-19 April, 1932. M-A, lovely copy has occasional faintest pap. rub, inaud. MB 15, the Pair

K444. PIERO COPPOLA Cond. Paris Conservatoire Orch.: Habanera (Louis Aubert), 2s. 12” EL black Disque Gram. W-1151, only form of issue, 1930. M-A, lovely copy has, Sd. 2, faint pap. rub, inaud. MB 10

K445. PIERO COPPOLA Cond. Paris Conservatoire Orch.: Phaëton – Poème symphonique (Saint-Saëns), 2s. 12” EL silver PW V 11431, POM-1930. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 10

K446. PIERO COPPOLA Cond. Paris Conservatoire Orch.: Le Roi d’Ys – Overture, 3s / Sd. 4 = Divertissement in A – Andantino (both Lalo). 2-12” EL plum Disque Gram. L-863/64, POM-1930. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 15, the Pair.

K447. PIERO COPPOLA Cond. Paris Conservatoire Orch.: I Pini di Roma (Respighi), 4s. 2-12” EL Scroll V 11917/18, on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-1936. M-A, lovely copy has, Sd. 4, faintest pap. rubs, inaud. MB 25, the Pair.

K448. PIERO COPPOLA Cond. Paris Conservatoire Orch.: Sigurd – Overture (Reyer), 2s. 12” EL Disque Gram. DB 4947, only form of issue, 8 Oct., 1934. M-A, Exemplary! MB 12

K449. PIERO COPPOLA Cond. Pasdeloup Orch.: Louise – Prélude, Act II (Charpentier), 2s. 10” EL Disque Gram. DA 4868, only form of issue, 1934. M-A, Exemplary! MB 12

K450. PIERO COPPOLA Cond. Pasdeloup Orch.: Salome – Interlude, Scene 3 / Interlude, Scene 4 (Strauss). 10” EL Orth Vla 4283, POM-1934. A-, lovely copy has lt. rubs & few tiny dust scrs, minimally audible. MB 8

“In spite of his…almost shrinking modesty, [Coppola’s] ambition was conducting. In the French capital he forged his way to the front rank of conductors, and much to my surprise and pleasure I observed him commanding the respect and dignity of artists and public alike.”
– Fred Gaisberg, A Matter of Records, p.154


K451. ARTURO TOSCANINI Cond.: Symphonic Rehearsal, 2s. 10” EL pale-blue vinyl CRS 10,000. M-A, Exemplary! MB 15

K452. ARTURO TOSCANINI Cond. La Scala Orch.: Pisanella – Le quai du port de Famagouste (Pizzetti). 10” AC Vla 64952, POM-21 Dec., 1920. M-A, Reviewer’s Copy. MB 10

K453. ARTURO TOSCANINI Cond. La Scala Orch.: L’Arlesienne – Suite #2 – Farandole (Bizet). 10” AC Vla 64986, POM-11 March, 1921. A to M-A, lovely copy has few dust scrs, inaud. MB 8

K454. ARTURO TOSCANINI Cond. La Scala Orch.: Carmen – Aragonaise (Prélude, Act. IV) (Bizet). 10” AC Vla 64999, POM-31 March, 1921. M-A, Exemplary! MB 10

K455. ARTURO TOSCANINI Cond. La Scala Orch.: Don Pasquale – Overture (Donizetti), 2s. 2-10” AC Vla 66030/31, POM-30/29 March, 1921. M-A, Exemplary! MB 12, the Pair.

K456. ARTURO TOSCANINI Cond. La Scala Orch.: Il Segreto di Susanna – Overture (Wolf-Ferrari). 10” AC Vla 66081, POM-10 March, 1921. M-A, Exemplary! MB 10

“The 1920-21 series of La Scala recordings are, in my opinion, unjustly neglected, for they preserve some of the best orchestral sound made by the acoustic process….He conducted the La Scala Orchestra, with which he was on an American tour, and the recordings were made in Camden, New Jersey….”
– Clive Pearsall, THREE ITALIAN CONDUCTORS (John Hunt, Ed.), p.13


K457. ARTURO TOSCANINI Cond. NYPO: Symphony #7 in A (Beethoven), 10s. 5-12” EL Scroll V 14097/14101, on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-1936, in Orig. Album M-317, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed. MB 35, the Set.

K458. ARTURO TOSCANINI Cond. NYPO: L’Italiana in Algeri – Overture (Rossini), 2s. 12” EL Scroll V 14161, on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-10 April, 1936. M-A, Exemplary! MB 12

K459. ARTURO TOSCANINI Cond. NYPO: La Traviata – Préludes, Acts I & III (Verdi), 2s. 12” EL Scroll V 6994, on ‘Z’-shellac, POM-18 March, 1929. M-A, lovely copy has, Sd. 2 only, few faintest rubs, inaud. MB 12

K460. ARTURO TOSCANINI Cond. NYPO: Haffner Symphony #35 in D, K.385 (Mozart), 5s / Sd. 6 = Orfeo – Dance of the blessed spirits (Gluck). 3-12” EL Scroll V 7136/38, on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-4-5 April / 21 Nov., 1929, in Orig. Album M-65, w.Brochure. M-A, Exemplary! MB 35, the Set.

K461. ARTURO TOSCANINI Cond. NYPO: Lohengrin – Préludes to Acts I & III; Götterdämmerung – Dawn and Rhine Journey; Siegfried Idyll (all Wagner), 10s. 5-12” EL Scroll V 14011/15, on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-1936, in Orig. Album AM-308, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed. MB 35, the Set.

K462. ARTURO TOSCANINI Cond. NBC S.O.: Nutcracker Suite (Tchaikovsky), 4s. 2-12” EL vinyl V Disc 261/62, only form of issue, Live Broadcast, 25 June, 1944, from Studio 8–H, Radio City, New York. M-A, appears unplayed, albeit Sd. 2 only has few minuscule dust scrs. MB 25, the Pair.

K463. ARTURO TOSCANINI Cond. NBC S.O.: Il Signor Bruschino – Overture (Rossini) / FABIAN SEVITZKY Cond. Indianapolis S.O.: Peer Gynt – Suite #2 – Solvieg’s song (Grieg). 12” EL vinyl V Disc 637, only form of issue, Live Broadcasts, 11 Nov., 1945, from Studio 8–H, Radio City, New York / 30 Dec., 1944, Murat Theatre, Indianapolis. M-A, appears unplayed, albeit Sd. 1 only has infinitesimal pap. scr, inaud. MB 15

K464. DON GILLIS Cond. New Symphony of London: Saga of a Prairie School Symphony #7 (Cond. by Composer), 6s. 3-12” EL vinyl Texas Christian University TCU T-5694/96, POM-1948 (pressed by London Records), in Orig. TCU Album 1. M-A, lovely copy has faintest pap. rubs, inaud. MB 35, the Set.

“Gillis served as producer for Arturo Toscanini’s radio broadcasts with the NBC Symphony, and he must have sat in on any number of the Maestro’s sessions; certainly he learned his craft well, and he was a peerless interpreter of his own music – it fairly bursts out of the speakers, all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. The London players are clearly enjoying themselves immensely…and the trumpets – essential to Gillis’ bright scoring – ring out crisp and clean.”
- Steven J.Haller, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, July/Aug., 2003


K465. CECIL LEESON (Saxophone), w.Josef Wagner (Pf.): Sonata for E-flat Alto Saxophone (Moritz), 6s. 3-12” EL red Decca 29079/81, only form of issue, 1941, in Orig. Album 187, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed, albeit very occasional pap. scr, inaud. MB 35, the Set.

“Cecil Leeson possessed a beautiful, clean saxophone sound and used a Martin with custom keys….We have here his stellar performance with saxophone and string quartet. He is widely credited with establishing the Saxophone as a legitimate concert instrument. A number of works by his contemporaries such as Paul Creston were dedicated to him and he enjoyed a long career before his death in 1989.”

K466. LAMAR STRINGFIELD (Flute), w.Jack Gasselin, Henry Nosco, Léon Barzin & Lucien Schmidt: Moods of a Moonshiner (Sound-pictures by a North Carolinian) (Played by the Composer), 4s, 2-12” EL dark-red Royale 601/02, only form of issue, 1942, in Orig. Album 35. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 35, the Set.

“Lamar Stringfield studied at Wake Forest University, then traveled to New York to study flute and composition at the Institute of Musical Art. He spent some time as a freelance player and conductor in New York, then returned to his home in North Carolina where he founded the North Carolina Symphony. In 1928 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his orchestral suite From the Southern Mountains. He was particularly interested in using American folk music in his compositions, including American Indian themes.”

K467. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Quintetto in E – Minuetto (Boccherini) / String Quartet Op.3, #5 – Andante cantabile (Haydn). 12” EL Scroll V 7256, on ‘Z’ shellac, POM-1929. A to M-A, lovely copy has faintest pap. rubs, inaud. MB 15

K468. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: 250th Anniversary Album, incl. Toccata in c – Adagio; Siciliano; Chaconne; Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland; Komm, Süsser Tod; Sarabande (all Bach), 10s. 5-12" EL Scroll V 8492/96, on ‘Z’ shellac, POM-1933, in Orig. Album M 243, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 35, the Set.

K469. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Toccata and Fugue in b (Bach), 2s. 12” EL Scroll V 6751, on ‘Z’ shellac, POM-1927. A, lovely copy has few lt. rubs, inaud. MB 10

K470. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Little Fugue in g / Christ lag in Todesbanden (both Bach). 12" EL Scroll V 7437, on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-1931. M-A, choice copy has, Sd. 2 only, tiny pressing bump, inaud. MB 15

K471. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: The Great Fugue in g (Bach), 2s. 10" EL Scroll V 1728, on ‘Z’-type shellac, only form of issue, 1934. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 15

K472. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Johannes-Passion – Es ist vollbracht (Bach), 2s. 12" EL Scroll V 8764, on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-1934. A to M-A, lovely copy has faintest pap. rubs, inaud. MB 12

K473. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Water Music Suite (Handel-Stokowski), 4s. 2-12" EL Scroll V 8550/51, on ‘Z’ shellac, POM-1934. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 20, the Pair.

K474. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Alceste – Prélude; Thésée – Marche / Triomphe de l’amour – Notturno (all Lully). 12" EL Scroll V 7424, on ‘Z’ shellac, POM-1930. A-/M-A, barely played copy has, Sd. 1 only, sev. heavy pap.scrs, only occasionally very ltly audible during Marche. MB 12

K475. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: La Grande Pâque Russe – Overture (Rimsky-Korsakov), 4s. 2-12” EL Scroll V 7018/19, on ‘Z’ shellac, POM-1929. A to M-A, lovely copy has, Sd. 1 only, 2 infinitesimal pap. scrs, inaud.; Sds 3 & 4 only have 3 ec, Sd. 4 only into 1st grooves. MB 20, the Pair.

K476. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. NBC S.O.: Marche slave (Tschaikovsky), 2s. 12” EL vinyl Special Pressing of Unpublished Mx.CS-075025/26, POM-23 April, 1942. MINT MB 65

K477. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Marche slave (Tschaikovsky), 2s. 12" EL Scroll V 6513, on ‘Z’ shellac, POM-1925. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 20

K478. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Casse Noisette – Ballet Suite (Tschaikovsky), 6s. 3-12" EL Scroll & PW V 8662/64, partially on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-1934, in Orig. Album M-265, w.Brochure. M-A, Exemplary! MB 25, the Set.

K479. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Caucasian Sketches – In the village (Ippolitov-Ivanov) / Prince Igor – Polovetzki Dance (Borodin). 12" EL (AC label) V 6514, on ‘Z’ shellac, POM-1925. A to M-A, lovely copy has, Sd. 1 only, sev. tiny scrape, very ltly audible merely 5 turns. MB 12

K480. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Eight Russian Folk Dances (Liadov), 4s. 12” EL Orth Vla 8491, on ‘Z’ shellac & 10” Orth Vla 1681, on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-1934. M-A, beautiful pair. MB 35, the Pair.

K481. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Prélude à l’Après-Midi d’un Faune (Debussy), 2s. 12” EL Scroll V 6696, on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-1927. M-A, Exemplary! MB 15

K482. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Rapsodie Espagnole (Ravel), 4s. 2-12" EL Scroll V 8282/83, on ‘Z’ shellac, POM-1934. A, lovely copy has very lt. rubs, inaud. MB 20, the Pair.

K483. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Ibéria – Fête-Dieu à Séville (Albéniz), 2s. 12” EL Orth Vla 7158, on ‘Z’ shellac, POM-1928. M-A, Exemplary! MB 15

K484. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Danse macabre (Saint-Saëns), 2s. 12” EL Scroll V 14162, on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-1936. A Stokowski sensation! M-A, appears unplayed! MB 25

K485. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Danse macabre (Saint-Saëns), 2s. } 12” EL Disque Gram. DB 3077, POM-1936. M-A/A, lovely copy has, Sd. 2 only, faintest pap. rubs, inaud. MB 12

K486. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Serenade for Orchestra – Minuet in a (Brahms), 2s. 10" EL Scroll V 1720, on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-1934. M-A, lovely copy has faintest pap. rubs, inaud. MB 10

K487. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Unfinished Symphony #8 in b (Schubert), 6s. 3-12" EL Scroll V 6663/65, on ‘Z’ shellac, POM-1927, in Orig. Album M-16, w.Brochure. M-A, lovely copy has, Sds 1 & 6 only, occasional superficial pap. scr or pap. rub, inaud. MB 25, the Set.

K488. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Symphony #4 in a (Sibelius), 8s. 4-12" EL Scroll V 7683-86, on ‘Z’-shellac, only form of issue, 1932, in Orig. Album M-160, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 35, the Set.

489. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Finlandia (Sibelius), 2s. 12” EL Scroll V 7412, on ‘Z’ shellac, POM-1930. A, lovely copy has faintest pap. rubs, inaud. MB 10

K490. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Romeo and Juliet – Overture (Tchaikovsky), 5s / Sd. 6 = La Vida Breve – Danza español (de Falla). 3-12" EL Scroll V 6995/97, on ‘Z’-shellac & Z’-type shellac, POM-1928, in Orig. Album M-46. M-A, lovely copy has faintest pap. rubs, inaud. MB 25, the Set

K490a. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Die Meistersinger - Act III Prelude, 2s. 10" EL Orth Vla 1584, POM-1931. M-A MB 10

K491. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Symphony #5 (Tschaikowsky), 12s. 6-12" EL Scroll V 8589/94, on ‘Z’ shellac & ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-1934, in Orig. Album M-253, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 45, the Set.

K492. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Schéhérazade (Rimsky-Korsakov), 12s. 6-12" EL Scroll V 8698/8703, on ‘Z’-shellac, POM-1934, in Orig. Album M-269. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 45, the Set

K493. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Le Poème de l’Extase, 4s; Poème du feu, 4s. (both Scriabin) 4-12" EL Orth Vla 7515/18, on ‘Z’ shellac & ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-1932, in Orig. Album M-125. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 45, the Set

K494. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Le Poème de l’Extase, 4s; Poème du feu, 4s. (both Scriabin) 4-12" EL Orth Vla 7515/18, on Vitrolac (Victor’s short-lived flexible plastic), POM-1932, in Orig. Album M-125. M-A, pristine copy of preferred Vitrolac pressing! MB 45, the Set.

K495. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Le Sacre du Printemps (Stravinsky), 8s. 4-12" EL Scroll V 7227/30, on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-1930, in Orig. Album M-74, w.Brochure. M-A, choice copy has, Sd. 7 only, minuscule pap. scr, inaud. MB 45, the Set.

K496. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: L’Oiseau de Feu – Suite (Stravinsky), 5s / Sd.6 = Prélude#14 in e-flat (Shostakovich-Stokowski). 3-12" EL Scroll V 8926/28, on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-1935, in Orig. Album M-291, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 25, the Set.

K497. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Carmen – Aragonaise (Prélude, Act. IV) / Prélude, Act 1 (Bizet). 10" EL Scroll V 1356, on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-1927. M-A, lovely copy has faintest pap. rubs, inaud. MB 10

K498. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: The Stars and Stripes Forever / El Capitane (both Sousa). 10" EL PW V 1441, POM-1929/'30, resp. M-A, lovely copy has faintest pap. rubs, inaud. MB 8

K499. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Symphony #2 – Rhumba, (Complete, as recorded) (Harl McDonald). 12" EL Shellac S/S RCA Special white label Pressing (w.RCA embossed spiderweb verso) of CS 94619, issued for Members of the M.T.N.A. and A.S. of M., POM-1935. A, lovely copy has few lt rubs, inaud. MB 15

K500. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Symphony #1 in c (Brahms), 10s. 5-12” EL Scroll V 8971/75, on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-1935-36, in Orig. Album M-301, w.Brochure. M-A, Exemplary! MB 35, the Set.

K501. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Symphony #2 in D (Brahms), 12s. 6-12” EL Scroll V & Orth Vla 8277/82, on ‘Z’ shellac & ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-1929, in Orig. Album M-82, w.Brochure. M-A, Exemplary! MB 45, the Set.

K502. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Symphony #3 in F (Brahms), 10s. 5-12” EL Scroll V 6962/66, on ‘Z’ shellac, POM-1928, in Orig. Album M-42, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 45, the Set.

K503. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: New World Symphony #5 (Dvorak), 10s. 5-12” EL Scroll V 8737/41, on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-1934, in Orig. Album M-273, w.Brochure. M-A, choice copy has, Sds 4 & 5 only, very few superficial mks, inaud. MB 35, the Set.

K504. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Bali (Symphonic variations) (Henry Eichheim), 3s / Sd. 4 = Etenraku (8th Century Japanese ceremonial Prelude) (arr. Kunoye). 2-12" EL Scroll V 14141/42, on ‘Z’-type shellac, only form of issue, 1934. M-A, choice copy has, Sd., 2 only, faintest pap. rubs, inaud. MB 25, the Pair.

K505. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Salome – Dance of the seven veils (Strauss), 3s / Sd. 4 = Japanese nocturne (Henry Eichheim). 2-12" EL Orth Vla 7259/60, on ‘Z’ shellac, POM-1929. A/A-, lovely copy has, primarily Sds 3 & 4, lt. rubs & pap. mks, inaud. MB 15, the Pair.

K506. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Tod und Verklärung (Strauss), 6s. 3-12” EL Scroll V 8288/90, on ‘Z’ shellac, POM-1934, in Orig. Album M-217, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 45, the Set.

K507. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Rienzi – Overture, 3s / Sd. 4 = Götterdämmerung – Finale (both Wagner). 2-12" EL Scroll V & Orth Vla 6624/25, Sds. 1 & 2 on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-1926-27. M-A, Exemplary! MB 15, the Pair.

K508. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Parsifal – Symphonic Synthesis (Wagner), 4s. 2-12" EL Scroll V 8617/18, on ‘Z’ shellac, POM-1934. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 25, the Pair.

K509. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Tannhäuser – Overture & Venusburg Music (Wagner), 6s. 3-12” EL Scroll & PW V 7262/64, on ‘Z’-shellac & ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-1929-30, in Orig. Album M-78, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed, albeit Sd. 4 only has few lt. rubs, inaud. MB 35, the Set.

K510. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch.: Tristan und Isolde – Orchestral Synthesis (Wagner), 8s. 4-12” EL Scroll V 7621/24, on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-1932, in Orig. Album M-154, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 35, the Set.

K511. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch., w.Lawrence Tibbett (Bar.): Die Walküre – Excerpts, 8s. 4-12” EL Scroll & PW V 8542/45, partially on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-1934, in Orig. Album M-248, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 35, the Set.

K512. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch., w.Agnes Davis: Götterdämmerung – Siegfried’s Rhine journey; Siegfried’s death; Brünnhilde’s Immolation (Wagner), 10s. 5-12” EL Orth Vla 7843/47, on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-1933, in Orig. Album M-188. M-A, appears unplayed, albeit Sd. 10 only has 2 infinitesimal pap. scrs, inaud. MB 45, the Set.

K513. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. Philadelphia Orch., w.Agnes Davis, Cathcart, Betts & Loewenthal: Choral Symphony #9 in d (in English) (Beethoven), 17s. 9-12” EL Scroll V 8433-41-S, on ‘Z’ shellac & ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-1934, in Orig. Album AM-236. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 65, the Set.

“Stokowski’s quarter-of-a-century in Philadelphia was one of the most celebrated in the annals of 20th-century music, since he took a small provincial ensemble and turned it into one of the greatest orchestras in the world.”
– John Hunt, LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI DISCOGRAPHY


K514. ROBERT KAJANUS Cond.: Symphony #1 in e, 9s / Sd.10 = Karelia Suite – Alla marcia (both Sibelius). 5-12” EL MasterWorks Col. 67844/48-D, POM-1930, in Orig. Album 151, w.Brochure. M-A, Exemplary! MB 35, the Set.

K515. ROBERT KAJANUS Cond.: Symphony #2 in D, 9s / Sd.10 = Karelia Suite – Intermezzo (both Sibelius). 5-12” EL PW Australian Col. LOX-90/94, POM-1930. M-A, Exemplary! MB 35, the Set.

K516. ROBERT KAJANUS Cond. London S.O.: Symphony #3 in C, 8s / SERGE KOUSSEVITZKY Cond. BBC S.O.: Symphony #7 in C, 6s (both Sibelius). 7-12” EL PW V 12117/20, POM-1932; 14555/57, POM-15 May, 1933, in Orig. Album AM-394, w.Brochure. M-A, Exemplary! MB 35, the Set.

K517. ROBERT KAJANUS Cond. London S.O.: Symphony #5 in E-flat, 7s / Sds 8-14 = Pohjola’s Daughter; Tapiola (all Sibelius). 7-12” EL Scroll V 11503/09, on ‘Z’ shellac & ‘Z’-type shellac, in Orig. Album M-333, w.Brochure. M-A, Exemplary! MB 45, the Set.

K518. ROBERT KAJANUS Cond. London S.O.: Belshazzar’s Feast (Sibelius), 4s. 2-12” EL PW V 13435/36, POM-1932; in Orig. Album M-715, w.Brochure. M-A, lovely copy has faintest pap. rubs, inaud. MB 15, the Set.

“Kajanus was the first to make recordings of Sibelius’ First, Second, Third and Fifth symphonies. They were recorded in the early 1930s, with the London Symphony Orchestra. In 1930, the Finnish government and Britain's EMI-Columbia label, perceiving a potentially wide audience for the composer's work, contrived to secure recordings of Sibelius' first two symphonies, and Kajanus was selected to record both at the insistence of the composer. In 1932, Kajanus recorded Symphonies Nos. 3 and 5, along with several of the orchestral suites and tone poems. Apart from being the most massive recording project ever attempted around the work of a living composer, these recordings were considered definitive for many years, and are still regarded as necessary listening for serious fans of Sibelius.”

K519. SERGE KOUSSEVITZKY Cond. Boston S.O.: Boléro (Ravel), 3s / Sd.4 = Gymnopédie #1 (Satie-Debussy). 2-12” EL Scroll V 7251/52, on ‘Z’ shellac, POM-14 April, 1930. A, lovely copy has few lt. rubs, inaud. MB 20. the Pair.

K520. SERGE KOUSSEVITZKY Cond. Boston S.O.: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Strauss), 9s. 5-12" EL Scroll V 8619/23-S, on ‘Z’ shellac, POM-22 Jan., 1935, in Orig. Album M-257, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 35, the Set.

K521. SERGE KOUSSEVITZKY Cond. Boston S.O.: Symphony #2 in D (Sibelius), 11s. 6-12" EL Scroll V 8721/26-S, on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-24 Jan., 1935, in Orig. Album M-272, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 35, the Set.

K522. SERGE KOUSSEVITZKY Cond. Boston S.O.: Romeo and Juliet – Overture (Tchaikovsky), 6s. 3-12" EL Scroll V 14356/58, on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-28 Dec., 1936, in Orig. Album AM-347, w.Brochure. M-A, lovely copy has, Sds. 3 & 4 only, occasional faintest pap. rubs, inaud. MB 35, the Set.

K523. SERGE KOUSSEVITZKY Cond. Boston S.O.: Italian Symphony #4 in A (Mendelssohn), 6s. 3-12" EL Scroll V 8892/94, on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-23 Jan., 1935, in Orig. Album AM-294, w.Brochure. M-A, lovely copy has occasional faintest pap. rubs, inaud. MB 25, the Set.

K524. SERGE KOUSSEVITZKY Cond. Boston S.O.: Unfinished Symphony #8 in b, 5s / Sd. 6 = Rosamunde – Ballet music (both Schubert). 3-12" EL Scroll V 14120/22, on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-6 / 8 May, 1936, in Orig. Album AM-319, w.Brochure. M-A, lovely copy has occasional faintest pap. rubs, inaud.; Sd. 6 only has ec into 1st grooves. MB 25, the Set.

K525. ADOLF BUSCH Cond. Busch Chamber Orch.: Adagio & Fugue in c, K.546 (Mozart), 2s. 12” EL Disque Gram. DB 3391, POM-10 Oct., 1937. M-A MB 12

K526. FRITZ BUSCH Cond. Berlin Staatsoper Orch.: Die Aegyptische Helena – Helenas Erwachen / Da-Uds Tod (Strauss). 12” EL red Decca-Odeon 25031, POM-1 Oct., 1928. M-A MB 12

K527. FRITZ BUSCH Cond. Berlin Staatsoper Orch., w.Rose Pauly-Dreesen: Die Aegyptische Helena – Bei jener, Nacht / Zweite Brautnacht! (Strauss). 12” EL red Decca-Odeon 25850, POM-1 Oct., 1928. M-A MB 12

K528. FRITZ BUSCH Cond. Berlin Staatsoper Orch., w.Rose Pauly-Dreesen: Die Aegyptische Helena – Bei jener, Nacht / Zweite Brautnacht! (Strauss). 12” EL PW Eng. Parlophone E10787, POM-1 Oct., 1928. M-A MB 15

K529. FRITZ BUSCH Cond. BBC S.O.: Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche (Strauss), 4s. 2-12” EL Scroll V 11724/25, POM-5 March, 1934, on ‘Z’ shellac. A to M-A, lovely copy has, Sds. 1 & 4only, long but lt. nrs which tick a very few times. MB 12, the Pair.

K530. FRITZ BUSCH Cond. BBC S.O.: Linz Symphony #36 in C, K.425 (Mozart), 6s. 3-12” EL Scroll V 11802/04, POM-5 March, 1934, on ‘Z’ shellac, in Orig. Album M-266, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 35, the Set.

K531. ALFRED HERTZ Cond. San Francisco S.O.: Tristan – Prélude (Wagner), 2s. 12” EL PW V 6585, POM-20 April, 1926. A, lovely copy has faintest pap. rubs, inaud. MB 10

K532. ALFRED HERTZ Cond. Berlin Phil.: Parsifal – Prelude (Wagner), 3s. 3-12” AC black S/S HMV 040772/74 (1160/63½s), POM-1913. A to M-A, lovely copy has, Sd.3 only, 2 faint nr, inaud. MB 35, the Set.

“In 1903, Hertz conducted Parsifal at the New York Met in the first stage production outside Bayreuth, and this invited the wrath of Cosima Wagner and other Wagnerites who had sought to prevent stage productions outside Bayreuth. As a consequence, he was barred from appearing at Bayreuth or at any other major German opera house.”
– John L. Holmes, CONDUCTORS ON RECORD, p.278


K533. ADRIAN BOULT Cond. Light S.O.: Fête Galante – Entente cordiale / Two Interlinked French Folk Melodies (both Ethel Smyth). 12” EL V 18155, POM-3 March, 1939. M-A, choice copy has, Sd. 2 label only, tiny sticker. MB 12

K534. ADRIAN BOULT Cond. BBC S.O.: Suite #3 in D, 5s / Sd. 6 = Violin Sonata #6 – Prélude (arr. Pick-Mangiagali) (both Bach), 6s. 3-12” EL Scroll V 11693/95, on ‘Z’-shellac, POM-23 May, 1933, in Orig. Album M-214. M-A, appears unplayed. MB 35, the Set.

K535. ADRIAN BOULT Cond. BBC S.O.: Romance in C (Sibelius), 2s. 12” EL PW V 13499, POM-9 April, 1940. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 12

K536. ADRIAN BOULT Cond. BBC S.O.: The Hebrides – Overture (Fingal’s Cave) (Mendelssohn), 2s. 12” EL Scroll V 11886, on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-20 Oct., 1933. M-A, lovely copy has, Sd. 2 only, faintest pap. rubs, inaud. MB 12

K537. ADRIAN BOULT Cond. BBC S.O.: Euryanthe – Overture (Weber), 2s. 12” EL Scroll V 12037, on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-28 Jan., 1937. M-A, appears unplayed. MB 12

K538. ADRIAN BOULT Cond. BBC S.O.: Tragic Overture, 3s / Sd. 4 = Hungarian Dances, Nos. 19, 20 & 21 (Brahms). 2-12” EL Scroll V 11533/34, on ‘Z’-shellac, POM-30 May / 7 Oct., 1932. M-A, appears unplayed. MB 20, the Pair

K539. ADRIAN BOULT Cond. BBC S.O.: Manfred – Overture (Schumann), 3s / Sd. 4 = Così fan Tutte – Overture (Mozart). 2-12” EL Scroll V 11713/14, on ‘Z’-shellac, POM-27 March, 1934. M-A, appears unplayed. MB 20, the Pair

K540. ADRIAN BOULT Cond. BBC S.O.: Portsmouth Point – Overture (Walton), 2s. 10” EL Scroll V 4327, on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-3 Dec., 1936. M-A, Reviewer’s Copy. MB 10

K541. ADRIAN BOULT Cond. BBC S.O.: Song of Thanksgiving (Vaughan Williams), 4s. 2-12” EL Eng. Parlophone-Odeon S.W. 8138/39, only form of issue, 18 Dec., 1951. M-A, Exemplary! MB 25, the Pair.

K542. ADRIAN BOULT Cond. BBC S.O.: Jupiter Symphony #41 in C, K.551, 7s / Sd. 8 = Der Schauspieldirektor – Overture (both Mozart). 4-12” EL Scroll V 11656/59, on ‘Z’ shellac & ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-22 May, 1933, in Orig. Album M-203, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed. MB 35, the Set.

K543. ADRIAN BOULT Cond. BBC S.O.: The Great Symphony #9 (as #7) in C (Schubert), 12s. 6-12” EL Scroll V 11810/15, on ‘Z’ shellac & ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-17 Dec., 1934, in Orig. Album M-268, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed. MB 35, the Set.

K544. ADRIAN BOULT Cond. BBC S.O.: Night-Ride and Sunrise, 4s / The Oceanides, 2s (both Sibelius). 3-12” EL Scroll V 11936/38, on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-23 Jan., 1936, in Orig. Album AM-311. M-A, appears unplayed. MB 25, the Set.

K545. ADRIAN BOULT Cond. BBC S.O., w.Berkeley Mason (Organ): Crown Imperial Coronation March (Walton), 2s. 12” EL Australian HMV DB 3164, POM-16 April, 1937. M-A, choice copy has, Sd. 1 only, infinitesimal pap. scr. MB 12

K546. ADRIAN BOULT Cond. Hallé Orch.: A Shropshire Lad – Rhapsody (Butterworth), 2s. 12” EL plum HMV C.3287, POM-5 March, 1942. Vaughan Williams dedicated his ‘London’ Symphony to Butterworth. MINT MB 8

“Sir Adrian Boult ( 1889-1983) is one of the greatest figures in 20th century music. He studied at the Leipzig Conservatory, then in 1914 he joined the music staff at Covent Garden. In 1918 Holst asked him to conduct the first performance of The Planets, at a privately organized concert in Queen's Hall, London. In 1919 he joined the teaching staff of the RCM (where he remained until 1930). He worked with the Ballet Russe, British National Opera Company, Royal Opera House and regional opera companies. From 1928 to 1931 he was musical director of the Bach Choir, and was also appointed as conductor of the Birmingham Festival Choral Society, and subsequently as musical director of the City of Birmingham Orchestra where he remained until 1930. In 1930 Boult was appointed music director for the BBC and asked to form a new orchestra. He secured the best players and for the next decade largely met his goal of setting the standard for English orchestras. He was associate conductor of the Proms from 1942 to 1950. He immediately joined the LPO as music director toured both West Germany and the Soviet Union. In 1957 Sir Adrian ‘retired’ but continued to make many appearances. He went back to the CBSO in 1959–60 and returned to the RCM to teach from 1962 to 1966. Boult championed British music, giving première and repeat performances, and celebrated recordings, of works by Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Bax, Walton, Holst, Delius, Tippett and others. In his BBC days he had also introduced much new music to London, with concert performances of Berg's Wozzeck (1934) and Busoni's Doktor Faust (1937), and works by Bartók, Stravinsky, Schönberg, Webern and American composers. Adrian Boult was knighted for his services to music in 1937 and received many other honours. He was almost 90 when he made his final public appearance and his final recording (of music by Parry) in 1978.”

K547. GEOFFREY TOYE Cond. London S.O.: On hearing the first cuckoo in spring (Delius), 2s. 10” EL Orth Vla 4270, POM-1928. Toye conducted the première of Vaughan Williams’ ‘London’ Symphony, at the request of the composer. A, lovely copy has faintest pap. rubs, inaud. MB 10

K548. WILLEM MENGELBERG Cond. NYPO: Le Rouet d’Omphale (Saint-Saëns), 2s. 12” EL Scroll V 7006, POM-15 Jan., 1929, on ‘Z’ shellac. M-A, Exemplary! MB 20

K549. WILLEM MENGELBERG Cond. NYPO: Siegfried – Waldweben (Wagner), 2s. 12” EL Scroll V 7192, POM-14 Dec., 1928, on ‘Z’ shellac. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 20

K550. WILLEM MENGELBERG Cond. NYPO: Symphony #1 in C (Beethoven), 8s. 4-12” EL Scroll V 7211/14, POM-9 Jan., 1930, on ‘Z’ shellac & ‘Z’-type shellac , in Orig. Album M-73, w.Brochure. M-A, Exemplary! MB 75, the Set.

K551. NATHANIEL SHILKRET Cond. Victor S.O.: Skyscrapers (John Alden Carpenter), 6s. 3-12” EL Orth Vla 11250/52, on ‘Z’ shellac, only form of issue, 1 May, 1932, in Orig. Album M-130, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 35, the Set.

“Nathaniel ‘Nat’ Shilkret (1889-1982) was a multi-talented instrumentalist and arranger who came up through the ranks of the Sousa, Pryor and Goldman bands. In 1919 he was named director of light music at the Victor Talking Machine Company, remaining in this job until 1935. Shilkret was responsible for booking hundreds of recording sessions involving various bands, and for recording material under his own direction that Victor’s contract artists didn’t care to handle; mainly waltzes, operetta melodies and sentimental salon selections. Nat Shilkret had considerable clout at Victor, and brought it to bear on a series of Symphonic Jazz recordings made in the period 1928-1932….the ballet Skyscrapers (1926) by Chicago composer John Alden Carpenter, is big city music, modern in style and meant to reflect the excitement of urban life in the 1920s. Carpenter is credited with being the first American composer in a concert milieu to incorporate the sounds of jazz in a short portion of his ballet Krazy Kat (1921), but Skyscrapers has its own rhythms, and is more jazz-inflected than ‘jazzy’.”

K552. PAUL WHITEMAN Concert Orch.: Grand Canyon Suite (Grofé), 8s. 4-12” EL black PW V 36052/55, only form of issue, 26-28 April, 1932, in Orig. Album C-18, w.Notes. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 35, the Set.

“Beginning about 1920, Grofé played the jazz piano with the Paul Whiteman orchestra. He served as Whiteman's chief arranger from 1920-1932. He made hundreds of arrangements of popular songs, Broadway show music, and tunes of all types for Whiteman. Grofé's most memorable arrangement is that of George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, which established Grofé's reputation among jazz musicians. Grofé took that which Gershwin had written for two pianos and orchestrated it for Whiteman's jazz orchestra. He transformed Gershwin's musical canvas with the colors and many of the creative touches for which it is so well known. He went on to create two more arrangements of the piece in later years. Grofé's 1942 orchestration for full orchestra of Rhapsody in Blue is the one most frequently heard today. In 1932, The New York Times called Grofé ‘the Prime Minister of Jazz’. This was an oblique reference to the fact that Whiteman was widely called ‘King of Jazz’, especially after the appearance of the 1930 film of that name which featured Whiteman's music.”

K553. EUGENE ORMANDY (as Violinist): Home, sweet home (Bishop) / The prisoner’s song (Massey). 10” EL black Cameo 889 (1851/50), only form of issue, 1925. A-/B, very decent copy has lt. rubs, inaud.; Sd. 2 only has few wee scrs. MB 15

K554. EUGENE ORMANDY (as Violinist): Ave Maria (Bach-Gounod) / WILLIAM ROBYN (T): Ave Maria (Bach-Gounod). 10” EL black Cameo 611 (1016/14), only form of issue, 1924. A/A-, lovely copy has, Sd. 2 only, lt. rubs & faint nr, inaud. MB 15

K555. EUGENE ORMANDY (as Violinist), w.Steffy Goldner Ormandy (his 1st wife) (Harp): Humoresque (Dvorák) / Souvenir (Drdla). 10” EL black Okeh 41147 (40185/86), only form of issue, 30 Aug., 1928. B, decent copy has rubs & lt. scrs. MB 15

K556. EUGENE ORMANDY Cond. Major Bowes Capitol Theatre Trio: A Kiss in the dark / Naughty Marietta – Ah! Sweet mystery of life (both Victor Herbert). 10” EL black Okeh 40999 (400053/52), only form of issue, 1928. A-B, very decent copy has lt. rubs & scrs, inaud.; far superior to cosmetic appearance. MB 12

K557. EUGENE ORMANDY Cond. Dr Eugene Ormandy’s Salon Orch., w.Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey: The Verdict is Life with you (Razaf) / Carolina Club Orch.: Can’t yo’ heah me callin’ Caroline (Roma). 10” EL black Okeh 41408 (403869/403601), only form of issue, 21 March, 1930. A to M-A, exemplary copy has, Sd 2 only, long faint lam, plus 2 tiny edge lams. MB 15

“A new beginning in the New World meant a new name, and Ormandy neither confirmed nor denied the story that he adopted his name from the French ship Normandie, on which he travelled to America….The amazing richness of New York’s cultural life…was a major attraction; financial considerations forced Ormandy to join the [Major Bowes] Capitol Theatre Orchestra in 1922…..”
– Robert Matthew-Walker, GRAMOPHONE, June, 1985


K558. EUGENE ORMANDY Cond. Minneapolis S.O.: Adventures in a Perambulator (John Alden Carpenter), 7s / Sd.8 = Nozze – Overture. 4-12” EL Orth Vla 8455/58, on ‘Z’ shellac, POM-17-23 Jan., 1934, in Orig. Album M-238, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 45, the Set.

K559. EUGENE ORMANDY Cond. Minneapolis S.O.: Hary Janos – Suite (Kodály), 6s. 3-12” EL Orth Vla 7951/53, on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-17 Jan., 1934, in Orig. Album M-197. M-A, appears unplayed, albeit Sd. 3 only has very few infinitesimal dust mks, inaud. MB 45, the Set.

K560. EUGENE ORMANDY Cond. Minneapolis S.O.: Chorale and Fugue in d (Zemachson), 3s / Sd.4 = GEORGE SZELL Cond. Vienna Phil.: Frühlingsstimmen (Johann Strauss). 2-12” EL Scroll V 8924/25, on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-14 Jan., 1935 / 23 June, 1934. M-A, Exemplary! MB 20, the Pair.

K561. EUGENE ORMANDY Cond. Minneapolis S.O.: Alborada del gracioso (Ravel), 2s. 12” EL Scroll V 8552, on ‘Z’ shellac, POM-23 Jan., 1934. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 20

K561a. EUGENE ORMANDY Cond. Minneapolis S.O.: Scherzo capriccioso (Dvorák), 2s. 12” EL Scroll V 8418, on ‘Z’ shellac, POM-22 Jan., 1934. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 20

K562. EUGENE ORMANDY Cond. Minneapolis S.O.: Verkaufte Braut – Dance of the Comedians / Polka (Smetana). 12” EL Scroll V 8694, on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-19 Jan., 1934. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 15

K563. EUGENE ORMANDY Cond. Minneapolis S.O.: Verklärte Nacht (Schönberg), 8s. 4-12” EL Scroll V 8266/69, on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-16 & 24 Jan., 1934, in Orig. Album M-207. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 65, the Set.

K564. EUGENE ORMANDY Cond. Minneapolis S.O.: Three Johann Strauss Waltzes, Overtures to Die Fledermaus & Der Zigeunerbaron (all Johann Strauss), 10s. 5-12” EL Scroll V 8650/54, on ‘Z’-shellac, POM-10–14 Jan., 1935, in Orig. Album M-262. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 65, the Set.

K565. EUGENE ORMANDY Cond. Minneapolis S.O.: When Johnny comes marching home (Roy Harris), 2s. 12" EL Scroll V 8629, on ‘Z’ shellac, POM 12 Jan., 1935. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 25

K566. EUGENE ORMANDY Cond. Minneapolis S.O.: The Pleasure Dome of Kublai Khan (Griffes), 2s. 12" EL Scroll V 7957, on ‘Z’ shellac, POM-17 Jan., 1934. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 15

K567. EUGENE ORMANDY Cond. Minneapolis S.O.: Symphony #7 in E (Bruckner), 15s. 8-12” EL Scroll V 8770/77-S, on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-1935, in Orig. Album M-276, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 50, the Set.

“In 1931, Ormandy’s career reached a turning point. His idol, Arturo Toscanini…had cancelled out of a two-week guest conducting engagement with the Philadelphia Orchestra. No other conductor was able to step in – or willing to risk the inevitable comparisons with The Maestro….His concerts were a triumph, not least because a talent scout from the Minneapolis S. O., which was then looking for a new conductor, was in the audience. His enthusiastic endorsement led to Ormandy’s engagement as music director there.”
- Mark Obert-Thorn, Program Notes for Biddulph CDs


K568. EUGENE ORMANDY Cond. Minneapolis S.O., w.Bowen (S) & Gallogly (C); Twin City Symphony Chorus: Resurrection Symphony #2 in c (Mahler), 22s. Recorded during Live Performance, 6 January, 1935. 11-12” EL Scroll V 11753/63, on ‘Z’ shellac, POM-6 & 7 Jan., 1935, in Orig. Album M-256. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 75, the Set.

“Ormandy suggested recording in Minneapolis; as conductor and orchestra were paid an annual salary, recording could be made at no extra cost in return for a royalty. The arrangement proved profitable for all concerned; the more records they made, the more money they received, and within a few years Ormandy and the orchestra had been paid over $250,000. Considering the economic climate, and the relative value of the dollar, this was a very large sum indeed for royalties from classical record sales.”
– Robert Matthew-Walker, GRAMOPHONE, June, 1985


K569. DAVID McK. WILLIAMS (Organist) & St Bartholomew’s Choir; Ruth Shaffner, Pearl Benedict-Jones, Allan Jones, Donald Pirnie & Frank Cuthbert: SAINT MATTHEW PASSION (Bach) (Complete, as recorded), 24s. 12-12” EL Orth Vla 11285/96, POM-1932, in Orig. Album M-138, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 45, the Set.

K570. BEN STAD Cond. American Society of Ancient Instruments, incl. K. P. E. Bach, J. S. Bach & Handel, 8s. 3-10" EL Scroll V 1714/16 & 12” EL Scroll V 8720, on ‘Z’ shellac, in Orig. Album M-271. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 35, the Set.

K571. ALFRED WALLENSTEIN Cond. Wallenstein Sinfonietta: Symphony #25 in g, K.183 (Mozart), 6s. 3-12” EL MasterWorks Col. 69128/30-D, only form of issue, 1933, in Orig. Album 323. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 25, the Set.

“After a season with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, in 1920 [Wallenstein] went to Leipzig to study cello with Julius Klengel….He was principal cello with the Chicago Symphony (1922-29), then held the same position with the New York Philharmonic until 1936.”
– Tully Potter, ADOLF BUSCH, THE LIFE OF AN HONEST MUSICIAN, pp.1121-22