Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt    (BBC Legends 4235)
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Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt    (BBC Legends 4235)
C0712. HANS SCHMIDT-ISSERSTEDT Cond. BBC S.O.: Euryanthe – Overture (Weber), recorded 11 April, 1971, BBC Studios, Maida Vale; Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli (Tippett); Symphony #4 in e (Brahms), both Live Performances, 14 April, 1971, Royal Festival Hall, London. (England) BBC Legends Stereo 4235. Long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy! - 684911423525


"This set of three radio broadcasts makes for an enterprising collection. It neatly encapsulates on one CD the key focus of Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt’s career. He spent twenty years as principally an Opera conductor. At the end of the Second World War he became an orchestral conductor after being requested to form the Hamburg Radio Orchestra by the British Army. He had apparently been interested in Tippett’s music from 1931 until it was banned in Germany - ironic as Tippett went to prison as a conscientious objector!

All in all this is a very fine and imaginative selection to represent an underrated conductor. A most valuable BBC Legends.”

- David R Dunsmore, MusicwebInternational