78 rpm Archive
Leff Pouishnoff: The Complete 78-rpm and Selected Saga LP Recordings = Historic Recordings of Piano Literature- Leff Pouishnoff, piano – APR
Leff Pouishnoff: The Complete 78-rpm and Selected Saga LP Recordings = Historic Recordings of Piano Literature- Leff Pouishnoff, piano – APR 6022 (2 Discs) 73:49; 75:32 [TrackList follows] (6/20/17) [Distr. by Naxos] ****: APR revives the legacy of Leff Pouishnoff, whose limited recorded work indicates a fiery personality who fell into decline. Among the throng […]
One of the best Lateef sessions. Yusef Lateef – The Doctor Is In…And Out – Atlantic SD 1685/ Pure Pleasure remastered vinyl (UK) [7/15/16] ****: This 1976 original release was one of the best Lateef sessions by the jazz experimenter with many different styles, moods, instruments and vibes. On this session he plays both alto […]
Leopold Stokowski – All-American Youth Orchestra and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Their Rarest 78 rpm Recordings, 1940-1946 – Music & Arts (3 CDs)
An extensive compilation that well completes Leopold Stokowski’s work with two decidedly “patriotic” ensembles, 1940-1946.
Desire-Emile Inghelbrecht, Vol. 1 = RAVEL: Ma Mere l’Oye; DUKAS: L’Apprenti sorcier; RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Flight of the Bumblebee; BORODIN: In the Steppes of Central Asia; Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances and Chorus of the Peasants – Orch. des Concerts Pasdeloup/ Desire-Emile Ingelbrecht – Yves St.-Laurent
The acknowledged master of the Debussy idiom finds equal sympathy for Ravel, Dukas, and some basic Russian repertory, here in potent restorations.
STRAVINSKY & GLAZUNOV conduct = STRAVINSKY: Petrushka – Ballet Suite; Pulcinella – Ballet Suite; GLAZUNOV: The Seasons – Ballet – Symphony Orch./ Walther Straram Concerts Orch. (Pulcinella)/ Igor Stravinsky/ Alexander Glazunov – Pristine Audio
Two Russian masters conduct their own works in excellent restorations from American and French sources.
The too-often neglected Jakob Gimpel, in restorations from 1942-1946, reminds us of the extraordinary breadth and power of his musicianship.
Accidental Stereo: Reconstructed Recordings, 1929-1933 – most of the classical recordings where the original 78 matches up with a standby recording made at the same time from another mic – Pristine Audio
A “happy accident,” indeed, as we hear stereo effects from golden age readings of significant repertory, brilliantly restored.
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A Major; Symphony No. 8 in F Major; Coriolan & Egmont Overtures; Symphony No. 8: Andante molto moto – cond. by Weingartner – Pristine Audio
Pristine issues the fourth installment of the 1927 Beethoven Centennial series, with Felix Weingartner.
GUTHRIE – Woody Guthrie – American Radical Patriot – Rounder Records (6-CD set, DVD, 78 rpm disc, hard cover book)
The legendary songmaster in a whole new light.
Fabien Sevitzky = Works of ARENSKY; BOSSI; GRIEG; BACH; DUBENSKY; TCHAIKOVSKY; GRAINGER; BLOCH; GRETRY – Philadelphia Ch. String Simfonietta – Pristine Audio
Fabien Sevitzky, later of Indianapolis Symphony fame, here finds restored his early recordings with the Philadelphia Chamber String Simfonietta, which he founded and led with urbane authority.
A very complete collection of Bessie Smith recordings with many notes and photos, though some have been reissued with more enhanced sonics.
Myra Hess: The Pre-War Trio Recordings = SCHUBERT: Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat Major; BRAHMS: Piano Trio No. 2 – Myra Hess, piano/ Jelly d’Aranyi, violin/ Felix Salmond, cello (Schubert)/ Gaspar Cassado, cello (Brahms) – Pristine Audio
Myra Hess: The Pre-War Trio Recordings = SCHUBERT: Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat Major, D. 898; BRAHMS: Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87 – Myra Hess, piano/ Jelly d’Aranyi, violin/ Felix Salmond, cello (Schubert)/ Gaspar Cassado, cello (Brahms) – Pristine Audio PACM 083, 61:26 [various formats avail. from www.pristineclassical.com] ****: The […]
Australia’s musical lion has ample representation in these five discs, a testament to a brilliant virtuoso and an audacious, iconoclastic thinker.
RACHMANINOV conducts RACHMANINOV = Isle of the Dead, Op. 29; Vocalise; Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 44 – Philadelphia Orchestra/Serge Rachmaninov – Naxos Historical
We tend to forget that Serge Rachmaninov possessed conducting skills on a par with his keyboard and compositional abilities.