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Yves St Laurent presents his initial volume of

TAKASHI ASAHINA conducting the Brahms Piano Concerti

with TAKAHIRO SONODA . . .

ATAULFO ARGENTA, with NARCISO YEPES . . .

MITROPOULOS, Vol. IX . . .

final ‘sale’ copies of Naxos’ A - Z of SINGERS . . .

and ‘SALE’ titles continue. . .


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  • TAKASHI ASAHINA Cond. Osaka Phil., w.TAKAHIRO SONODA: Piano Concerto #1 in d; Piano Concerto #2 in B-flat (both Brahms). (Canada) 2-St Laurent Studio YSL T-1123, Live Performance, 14 May, 1976, Festival Hall, Osaka. Transfers by Yves St Laurent. (C1925)

    “Takashi Asahina was loved by music fans for his strong and dignified style of conducting. He specialized in the works of Beethoven, Brahms and Bruckner. He won the government’s Medal with Purple Ribbon in 1969, Person of Cultural Merit in 1989 and Order of Culture in 1994. He was also honored with the Japan Academy of Arts Award in 1976.

    A Tokyo native, Asahina graduated from the Department of Law at Kyoto University and worked at railway company Hankyu Corp. for two years before launching his career as a conductor in 1936, despite having no formal education for the job. He used to boast to friends that he was probably the only conductor in the world who has operated a train. During wartime, Asahina held a series of performance tours in various parts of China controlled by Japanese forces. Immediately after returning to Japan in 1946, Asahina helped found the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, which became the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra in 1947, and served as its executive conductor and music director up to his death at age 93.

    Asahina remained active throughout his life and was invited twice to perform with the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra in 1996. His energetic performances gained popularity especially among younger generations in his final years. He complained of ill health after performing at Nagoya on Oct. 24 and was hospitalized at a Kobe hospital. Subsequent performances were canceled. He died on the very night of the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra’s annual yearend performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, which he conducted more than 250 times during his career. On Sunday night, conductor Hiroshi Wakasugi took Asahina’s place for the orchestra’s performance.”


    - THE JAPAN TIMES, 31 Dec., 2001






    “Takahiro Sonoda’s musical education began at a young age with lessons from his father, a music teacher, before starting piano studies with Leo Shirota at age 6. Sonoda graduated from Tokyo Music School, the precursor of the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.

    In 1954, he performed under the baton of Herbert von Karajan with the NHK Symphony Orchestra. The following year, he debuted as a soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and went on to perform with a number of renowned conductors. Some of the prestigious awards he received include the Japan Record Academy Award for his recording of Beethoven’s ‘Hammerklavier’ Sonata in 1996 and the Suntory Music Award in 1997.”


  • - THE JAPAN TIMES, 9 Oct, 2004






  • ATALUFO ARGENTA Cond. Spanish National Orch.: Don Juan (Strauss); Symphony #5 in c (Beethoven); El Sombrero de tres picos (de Falla); w.NARCISO YEPES: Concerto de Aranjuez (Rodrigo). (Canada) 2-St Laurent Studio YSL T-1218, Live Performance, 7 May, 1950, Theatre des Champs-Elysées. Transfers by Yves St Laurent. (C1924)

    "Relatively little-known today outside his native Spain, during his short life Ataulfo Argenta did more than anyone to put Spanish music on the musical map….In 1941, Argenta went to Germany, teaching piano at the Kassel Conservatory and studying conducting with the great teacher Carl Schuricht….His conducting debut with that orchestra soon after was a spectacular success, and in 1947 he was appointed as their principal conductor and musical director. Over the next ten years, Argenta transformed the orchestra and became Spain's leading conductor, establishing music festivals at both Granada and at Santander, in his home province of Cantabia.

    Argenta's international career was launched in London in 1948, when he was invited to conduct the London Symphony Orchestra. Subsequently he was a guest conductor of a number of European orchestras, including L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, where he earned the respect of its founder and conductor Ernest Ansermet, and both the Paris Conservatoire and French National Radio orchestras.

    In the early 1950s, Argenta made a series of significant recordings of Spanish and French music. His recordings of about 50 zarzuela, with truly great singers, enabled the genre to survive at a time when its popularity was in severe decline. The zarzuela is a distinctive Spanish theatrical genre that involves spoken dramatic scenes alternating with songs, choruses and dances….He began a series of magnificent recordings, the last of which, Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique with the Paris Conservatoire, recorded only two months before he died.

    On 21 January, 1958, Argenta's performing and recording career was cut short by his early and bizarre death, aged only 44. The Madrid police incident report stated that he and a student were sat in his car in the garage with the door closed and the engine running, apparently in an attempt to warm up. Argenta died of carbon monoxide poisoning; the student survived. Argenta's funeral was a national event, and a day of mourning held throughout Spain. He is buried at the Cementerio de la Almudena in Madrid; a monument to him stands in the Plaza de Los Jardines in Castro-Urdiales.

    Argenta was succeeded as principal conductor of la Orquesta Nacional de Espana by Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos.”


    - Wikipedia






    “Narciso Yepes was one of the finest virtuoso classical guitarists of the twentieth century, generally ranked second after Andres Segovia. Despite a strong interest in music from the Baroque period, his overwhelming preference was for the serious compositions of Spanish composers from the early twentieth century, though he also showed interest in flamenco music. He displayed a special fondness for the works of Joaquín Rodrigo and was instrumental in the rediscovery of many previously neglected Baroque compositions. He also achieved distinction as a composer, especially in the realm of film music.

    Narciso Yepes…gave his first public performance in Valencia at the Teatro Serrano, then returned with his family to Lorca. There he played for Ataulfo Argenta, conductor of the Spanish National Orchestra, who was so impressed by his skills that he convinced Yepes to travel to Madrid to launch his career. There, the young guitarist met some of the most influential musicians in the country, including Joaquín Rodrigo, who had completed his guitar masterpiece, the Concierto de Aranjuez, several years earlier. Yepes found the work most attractive and decided to play it for his official concert debut in 1947, for which he was partnered with Argenta, who led the Orquesta de Camara. His further performances of the work during the early years of his career are now seen as crucial to the current popularity of the Rodrigo concerto. Yepes' concerts were well-received and he quickly became one of the most highly regarded guitarists in Spain. He gave a successful tour of Europe in 1948 - with notable success in Geneva, Switzerland - then two years later relocated to Paris for further study with Georges Enescu and Walter Gieseking. He also spent time with Nadia Boulanger, though apparently never became a student. Yepes wrote and performed the music for the 1952 film JEUX INTERDITS, which garnered awards at Cannes, Venice, and Hollywood….In the 1960s, Yepes was especially active as both a guitar soloist and composer. He achieved acclaim for his score of the 1961 film LA FILLE AUX YEUX D'OR. In 1964, Yepes developed and thereafter played a ten-string guitar, which he asserted was superior to the six-stringed guitar especially in the realm of the transcription. In the 1970s and 1980s, Yepes remained active in all facets of his career, but made fewer concert appearances. He received many awards during this period, including an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Murcia, and various artistic, radio, and television citations. In 1980, he made his highly praised recording of the Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Garcia Navarro. In 1993, Yepes was forced to sharply curtail his concert activity owing to his declining health. He gave his final concert in Santander, Spain, in 1996.”


  • - Robert Cummings, allmusic.com






  • DIMITRI MITROPOULOS Cond. Vienna Phil.: Symphony #9 in D (Mahler). (Canada) St Laurent Studio YSL T-1212, Live Performance, 2 Oct., 1960. Transfers by Yves St Laurent. (C1923)

    “Conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos stood apart from the European traditions that dominated first-rank American orchestras for much of the twentieth century….From 1921 to 1925, Mitropoulos assisted Erich Kleiber at the Berlin State Opera and on Kleiber's recommendation, was appointed conductor of the Hellenic Conservatory Symphony Orchestra in Athens. In 1927, he became conductor of the Greek State Symphony Orchestra and in 1930 was engaged to conduct the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, where he instituted the practice of conducting from the piano.

    In 1937 Mitropoulos succeeded Eugene Ormandy as musical director of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra. He became a U.S. citizen in 1946, and remained in America until 1959. After 12 years in Minneapolis, he was invited to share the conductorship of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra with Stokowski, becoming its conductor when Stokowski resigned in 1950. Mitropoulos resigned the post after sharing the podium with Leonard Bernstein, his co-principal conductor, in the Orchestra's 1958 tour of Latin America. From 1954, he was a dynamic force as Bruno Walter's successor at the Metropolitan Opera, where he introduced many new operas, including ones by Richard Strauss and Samuel Barber.

    Mitropoulos’ conducting style was passionate, highly-charged and demonstrative; he had a phenomenal memory and rarely used a baton. He programmed much modern music and particularly admired Schonberg and the Second Viennese School, such as Webern and Berg, as well as twentieth century American and British composers. His recording of Mahler's First Symphony made with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra in 1941 was the first ever made in the U.S. of that work, and Mitropoulos was awarded the American Mahler Medal of Honor in 1950 for his work in promoting the composer's music. He died while rehearsing Mahler's Third Symphony with Toscanini's famous La Scala Orchestra.”


  • - Roy Brewer, allmusic.com






  • A - Z of SINGERS, incl. Marian Anderson, Janet Baker, Bastianini, Battistini, Erna Berger, Bergonzi, Bjorling, Breviario, Callas, Callegari, Caniglia, Carena, Caruso, Chaliapin, Christoff, Cigna, Dal Monte, Danco, Dansereau, Del Monaco, Della Casa, de los Angeles, Di Stefano, Favero, Ferrier, Fischer-Dieskau, Flagstad, Frick, Galli-Curci, Garden, Gigli, Gobbi, Guarrera, Guden, Hayward, Hotter, Jurinac, Klose, Kunz, Lauri-Volpi, Lotte Lehmann, Leider, Christa Ludwig, Martinelli, McCormack, Melba, Melchior, Merli, Merrill, Milanov, Modl, Nilsson, Olivero, Pagliughi, Pasero, Patzak, Pertile, Pons, Ponselle, Ruggero Raimondi, Rethberg, Robin, Roswaenge, Rysanek, Sayao, Schipa, Schumann, Schwarzkopf, Norman Scott, Seefried, Simionato, Simoneau, Stabile, Stich-Randall, Stignani, Stracciari, Supervia, Tauber, Tebaldi, Tetrazzini, Teyte, Thill, Tibbett, Tucker, Uhde, Varnay, Votipka, Welitsch, Windgassen, etc. (Germany) 4-Naxos 8.558097/100, recorded 1902-57. Transfers by Ward Marston. Includes Elaborate 856pp Book by David Patmore. (V2465)

    “The quality of the transfers is extremely high; many are by Mark Obert-Thorn and Ward Marston, which is recommendation enough. For me, the big attraction of the set is the booklet - though ‘booklet’ hardly does justice to it: it is thicker than the CD box. Its 856 pages provide articles on 300 singers who recorded….The format is essentially the same for each singer: a small photograph, dates and a list of career highlights, a list of selected recordings and a biography with a final paragraph which gives a brief analysis of the career and style. This is a very useful source of basic information and, as far as I have been able to tell from a sampling, commendably accurate. To review this set fully would require a small book, and would be essentially unnecessary. For anyone who wants on overview of this period, it is self-recommending.”


    - Paul Steinson, MusicWebInternational






    “[This] is the work of David Patmore, a lifelong collector of historic vocal recordings, whose knowledge of those releases is second to none. Maybe that fact has shaped the contents, his choice of the world’s greatest 300 singers containing 263 who are no longer on this earth, with only eight who are still active in the theatre….and I would urge you to buy it as a concise reference book to the recording careers and biographies of the great singers from the 19th and 20th centuries. The excepts on the four discs are well chosen: Caruso, Ponselle, Pertile, Garden, Thill, Stabile, Pagliughi, Bastianini, Bjorling, Callas, Gobbi, Nilsson, Tebaldi and Welitsch are all there in the sixty-nine tracks lasting almost five and a quarter hours.”


  • - David Denton, David’s Review Corner










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  • VOCAL RECORD COLLECTORS' SOCIETY - 2021 Issue: Esperanza Clasenti, Jose Soler, Luisa Ardizzoni-Tosi, Aristodemo Giorgini, Nini Frascani, Tina Poli-Randaccio, Giovanni Inghilleri, Antonio Gelli, Loretta Di Lelio, Elisa Petri, Mathilde Saiman, Berthe Cesar, Yvonne Brothier, Maurice Sauvageot, Guy Cazenave, Maria Janowska, Oskar Kamionsky, Kerstin Thorborg, Louis Dornay (Louis Goldsteen), Jozef Sterkens, August Bockmann & Edwin Steffe . VRCS-2021. Transfers by Seth B. Winner. (V2663)





  • MICHAEL RAUCHEISEN - THE MAN AT THE PIANO. (Germany) 66-Membran 223067, Boxed LP Set in Handsome Slipcase. Long out-of-print, Our Only Copy! (V2229)





  • JEAN PLANEL, w.Godfroy Andolfi, Gustave Charpentier, François Ruhlmann & Georges Briez Cond.; w.Godfroy Andolfi (Pf.): Songs by Hahn, Busser, Franck, Gregh, Yerr, Schubert, Mozart, Charpentier & Plasse; Arias from Manon, Lalla-Roukh, La Fille du Regiment, Lakme, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Martha, Le Roi d’Y’s, La Jolie Fille de Perth, Jocelyn, Les Cloches de Corneville & Les Dragons de Villars. (England) The Record Collector TRC 51, recorded early 1930s. Transfers by Norman White. (V2657)





  • BRUNO WALTER: NBC Symphony Concerts 1939, Vol. I: Bruno Walter, Cond. and Pianist; Divertimento #15 in B-flat, K.287; Piano Concerto #20 in d, K.466; Symphony #40 in g, K.550 (Mozart); Oberon – Overture (Weber); Symphony #92 in G (Haydn); Symphony #1 in c (Brahms); Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, #8 (Corelli); Symphony #1 in C(Beethoven); Suite After English Folk Songs (Mason); Tod und Verklärung (Strauss); Le Corsaire Overture; La damnation de Faust - Menuet des follets; Ballet des sylphes; Marche hongroise; Symphonie fantastique (all Berlioz);. A Faust Overture; Siegfried Idyll (both Wagner); Symphony #1 (Mahler), featuring broadcast announcements by hosts Gene Hamilton and Robert Woldoff. (Canada) 5-Immortal Performances IPCD 1144, Live Performances, March 11-April 8, 1939, New York. Restoration and Transfers by Richard Caniell. Elaborate 28pp booklet features notes by James A. Altena & Richard Caniell. (C1916)





  • TITO GOBBI: A TRIBUTE , incl. NABUCCO, w. Bruno Bartoletti Cond. Chicago Lyric Opera Ensemble; Tito Gobbi, Boris Christoff, Danica Mastilovic, Anna Maria Rota, Alfonso La Morena, etc. (Chicago, 10/4/1963); IL TABARRO, w.John Pritchard Cond. Royal Opera Ensemble; Tito Gobbi, Marie Collier, Charles Craig, Elizabeth Bainbridge, etc. (Royal Opera Covent Garden 4/23/1965); GIANNI SCHICCHI, w.John Pritchard Cond. Royal Opera Ensemble; Tito Gobbi, Elizabeth Vaughan, John Wakefield, etc. (Royal Opera Covent Garden, 4/23/1965); w.Molinari-Pradelli Cond. Royal Opera Ensemble; TOSCA – Tosca e buon falco. (Royal Opera Covent Garden, 5/30/55; OTELLO – Credo, w.Zubin Mehta Cond. Met Opera Ensemble (3/11/67); w.Serafin Cond. Rome Opera Ensemble: FALSTAFF - Signore, v’assista il cielo!; E sogno o realta; MARIANO STABILE: Prima di tutto; Eccomi qua (4/22/41); Three interviews with Gobbi. (Canada) 4-Immortal Performances IPCD 1145, w.Elaborate 58pp. Booklet. Transfers by Richard Caniell. Notes by William Russell & Richard Caniell. (V2658)





  • CESARE VALLETTI - Tribute, incl. DON PASQUALE, w.Thomas Schippers Cond.Metropolitan Opera Ensemble w.Cesare Valletti, Fernando Corena, Roberta Peters, Alessio de Paolis, etc., Live Performance, 2/11/1956; preceded by SOIREE (Britten); WERTHER, w. Renato Cellini Cond. New Orleans Opera Ensemble; Cesare Valletti, Nell Rankin, Josephine Guido, Arthur Cosenza, etc., Live Performance, Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans 12/1/1956; WERTHER – Excerpts, w.Cesare Valletti and Rosalind Elias; CESARE VALLETTI sings scenes from La Sonnambula, Falstaff, La Favorita, L’Elisir d’Amore, L’Arlesiana, and Manon (with Maria Callas, Rosana Carteri, and Giulietta Simionato). (Canada) 4-Immortal Performances IPCD 1143, w.Elaborate 58pp. Booklet. Transfers by Richard Caniell. Notes by William Russell & Richard Caniell. (V2656)





  • FERRUCCIO TAGLIAVINI - Tribute, incl. L’ELISIR D’AMORE, w. Antonicelli Cond. Metropolitan Opera Ensemble; Ferruccio Tagliavini, Bidu Sayao, Francesco Valentino, Italo Tajo, Inge Manski, etc., Live Performance, 2/5/1949, w.Milton Cross' Announcements; L’AMICO FRITZ, w.The Composer Cond. EIAR Ensemble; Ferruccio Tagliavini, Pia Tassinari, Amalia Pini, Saturno Meletti, etc., recorded 4 Nov., 1942; FERRUCCIO TAGLIAVINI: Various Operatic arias & duets. (Canada) 4-Immortal Performances IPCD 1142, w.Elaborate 42pp. Booklet. Transfers by Richard Caniell. Notes by Henry Fogel & Richard Caniell. (V2654)





  • YALE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY - TREASURES FROM THE YALE COLLECTION OF HISTORICAL SOUND RECORDINGS, featuring Abendroth, Senger-Bettaque, Korolewicz-Wayda, Monrad, Ekman, Santagano-Gorchakova, Lilli Lehmann (incl. the celebrated Unpublished 'Liebestod,' 1907, [from Lehmann's private 'Test Pressing,' only known copy]), Winkelmann, Mayr, Jarnefelt, Kruszelnicka, Seligman, Marak, Levik, Simonsen, Destinn, Tartakov, Gibert, Maturova, Filippi-Myzhuga, O'Sullivan, Litvinne, de Lussan, Henschel, Greef-Andreissen, Saville, Lassalle, Gailhard, Tariol-Bauge, Muratore, Piccaluga, Marie de Lisle, Clement, Pandolfini, Carelli, Pacini, Marconi, Giraldoni, Sistermans, Antonio Pini-Corsi, Giraud, Caruso, Vasquez, Ferrani, Corradetti & Tamagno. 2-Yale University Library. (no catalog number given on discs or package) Long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copies. (V0639)





  • LILAC TIME (Berte & Clutsam, based on Schubert), recorded 1923, w.Raybould Cond. Clara Butterworth, Courtice Pounds, Percy Heming, Violet Essex, Thorpe Bates, Jameson Dodds, etc. (incl. members of Original Cast, 22 Dec., 1922, Lyric Theatre, London); plus additional orchestral sides by Marek Weber's orchestra with its sweet, mellifluous string tones and mid-European style; w.Elaborate ‘The Play’ 28pp. Brochure replete w.photos from the Lyric Theatre production. (England) Palaeophonics 80. Excellently transferred from the legendary Acoustic 78rpm rarities. (OP0565)





  • THE LADY OF THE ROSE (Jean Gilbert) & English Lyrics by Harry Graham), recorded 1922, w.Merlin Morgan Cond. Daly's Theatre Orch.; Phyllis Dare, Huntley Wright, Thorpe Bates, Ivy Tresmand & Leonard MacKay, (Members of Original Cast, 21 Feb., 1922, London); Additional material by Herman Finck conducting, plus Light Opera Company. (England) Palaeophonics 93A, w.Elaborate ‘The Play’ 20pp. Brochure replete w.photos from the London production plus 8pp. facsimile of original Daly's Theatre programme, with photos of the production & biographies. Excellently transferred from the legendary Acoustic 78rpm rarities. (PE0257)





  • THE LAST WALTZ (in English) (Music by Oscar Strauss; Libretto by Julius Brammer and Alfred Grunwald; English adaptation has Book by Robert Evett & Reginald Arkell); Lyrics by Reginald Arkell, w.Hubert Bath Cond. Gaiety Theatre Ensemble; Jose Collins & Kingsley Lark. (240 performances). (England) Palaeophonics 162, w.Elaborate 'The Play' 16pp. Brochure replete with numerous photos of the Gaiety Theatre 1922 production; Additional excerpts by Edith Lorand, Savoy Havana Band & Hackel-Berge Orch. Excellently transferred from the legendary Acoustic 78rpm English Columbia rarities. Dominic Combe’s newest delight, produced via his enhanced equipment! For this production he had access to fabulous archival material and superb original 78s with which to work! (PE0341)





  • THE HAPPY DAY (Sidney Jones & Paul Rubens), w.Merlin Morgan Cond.Daly's Theatre Ensemble; Thorpe Bates, Jose Collins, Winifred Barnes, etc. (England) Palaeophonics 113, recorded 1916, Complete, as Recorded, w.Elaborate ‘The Play’ 20pp. Brochure replete w.photos from the London production & facsimile of original brochure. THE HAPPY DAY was produced at Daly's Theatre, London, on 13 May, 1916, enjoying a run of 241 performances. (PE0220)





  • BABY BUNTING (Nat D. Ayer & Clifford Grey), recorded 1919, w.Jacques Greebe Cond. Shaftsbury Theatre Ensemble; Ronald Squire, William Catlett, Dorothy Brunton, Frank Attree, Daisy Elliston, Joyce Barbour, Davy Burnaby, The Gleesome Singers, etc. (England) Palaeophonics 147, w.Elaborate 'The Play' 20pp. Brochure replete with numerous photos of the Shaftsbury Theatre 1919 production & biographies. Excellently transferred from the legendary Acoustic 78rpm English Columbia rarities. (PE0285)





  • THE ARCADIANS (Lionel Mockton & Howard Talbot, w.lyrics by Arthur Wimperis), w. Florence Smithson, Phyllis Dare & Alfred Lester (from Original Cast); Supplementary Material by Charles Handy, Violet Essex, Harry Thornton, Peter Dawson, Ernest Pike, Harold Wilde, Stewart Gardner, Edison Light Opera Company, etc. (England) Palaeophonics 120, recorded 1909-29, w.Elaborate ‘The Play’ 20pp. Brochure replete w.photos from the London production & biographies. Produced at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London, 1909 (809 performances); Liberty Theatre, Broadway - 17 January, 1910 (136 performances). (PE0256)









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  • Takashi Asahina;  Takahiro Sonoda  -  Brahms  (2-St Laurent Studio YSL T-1123)
    C1925. TAKASHI ASAHINA Cond. Osaka Phil., w.TAKAHIRO SONODA: Piano Concerto #1 in d; Piano Concerto #2 in B-flat (both Brahms). (Canada) 2-St Laurent Studio YSL T-1123, Live Performance, 14 May, 1976, Festival Hall, Osaka. Transfers by Yves St Laurent.
    $31.90
    Atalufo Argenta;  Narciso Yepes   (2-St Laurent Studio YSL T-1218)
    C1924. ATALUFO ARGENTA Cond. Spanish National Orch.: Don Juan (Strauss); Symphony #5 in c (Beethoven); El Sombrero de tres picos (de Falla); w.NARCISO YEPES: Concerto de Aranjuez (Rodrigo). (Canada) 2-St Laurent Studio YSL T-1218, Live Performance, 7 May, 1950, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. Transfers by Yves St Laurent.
    $31.90
    Dimitri Mitropoulos, Vol. IX  (Mahler 9th)     (St Laurent Studio YSL T-1212)
    C1923. DIMITRI MITROPOULOS Cond. Vienna Phil.: Symphony #9 in D (Mahler). (Canada) St Laurent Studio YSL T-1212, Live Performance, 2 Oct., 1960. Transfers by Yves St Laurent.
    $22.90
    A - Z of Singers, 1902-57   (4-Naxos 8.558097/100)
    V2465. A - Z of SINGERS, incl. Marian Anderson, Janet Baker, Bastianini, Battistini, Erna Berger, Bergonzi, Björling, Breviario, Callas, Callegari, Caniglia, Carena, Caruso, Chaliapin, Christoff, Cigna, Dal Monte, Danco, Dansereau, Del Monaco, Della Casa, de los Angeles, Di Stefano, Favero, Ferrier, Fischer-Dieskau, Flagstad, Frick, Galli-Curci, Garden, Gigli, Gobbi, Guarrera, Güden, Hayward, Hotter, Jurinac, Klose, Kunz, Lauri-Volpi, Lotte Lehmann, Leider, Christa Ludwig, Martinelli, McCormack, Melba, Melchior, Merli, Merrill, Milanov, Mödl, Nilsson, Olivero, Pagliughi, Pasero, Patzak, Pertile, Pons, Ponselle, Ruggero Raimondi, Rethberg, Robin, Roswaenge, Rysanek, Sayão, Schipa, Schumann, Schwarzkopf, Norman Scott, Seefried, Simionato, Simoneau, Stabile, Stich-Randall, Stignani, Stracciari, Supervia, Tauber, Tebaldi, Tetrazzini, Teyte, Thill, Tibbett, Tucker, Uhde, Varnay, Votipka, Welitsch, Windgassen, etc. (Germany) 4-Naxos 8.558097/100, recorded 1902-57. Transfers by Ward Marston. Includes Elaborate 856pp Book by David Patmore. - 636943809723 9781843790725
    Regular price: $49.90
    Sale price: $24.95