C1098. F. CHARLES ADLER Cond. Vienna S.O.: Symphony #1 in E-flat (Stravinsky). (Canada) St Laurent Studio YSL 33-021, recorded 1955. Transfers by Yves St Laurent.
“Frederick Charles Adler (usually known as F. Charles Adler) (born on 2 July 1889 in London and died 16 February 1959 in Vienna) was an English-German conductor who studied with Gustav Mahler and served as chorus master at the premiere of his Eighth Symphony. He worked as a conductor in Germany in the 1920s, and emigrated to the U.S. in 1933. He made many recordings of the works of Mahler and Anton Bruckner. He made the first commercial recordings of Mahler's Third and Sixth symphonies. His recordings of Bruckner symphonies are unusual in that they use the first published editions rather than the later critical editions. His recording of Bruckner's Ninth Symphony is one of only two available to use the first edition prepared by Ferdinand Le in 1903 following Bruckner's death.
Adler also promoted much modern music, both in the SPA Music Festival he led in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and for various record labels (including SPA, Unicorn, and CRI). Adler's recordings were made in Vienna, mostly with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra under a variety of pseudonyms for contractual reasons (e.g., Vienna Philharmonia Orchestra, Vienna Orchestra, Vienna Konzertverein).�
- Ned Ludd
“Each of these disks, from Canadian engineer Yves St Laurent� [feature] St Laurent's natural transfer � made without filtering, like all his dubbings � it is easy to listen to, despite the surface noise.�
- Tully Potter, CLASSICAL RECORD QUARTERLY, Summer, 2011