Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt Archive
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 “Choral” – Dame Joan Sutherland, sop./ Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano/ James King, tenor/ Martti Talvela, bass/Vienna Philharmonic Orch./ Vienna State Opera Chorus/ Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt – HDTT
Transferred from a London 4-track commercial tape, the HDTT remastering of the 1965 Beethoven Ninth from Vienna evinces heroic power in every movement.
A volatile and often incendiary rendition of the Verdi Requiem from Hamburg 1961, with four superb vocalists led by the esteemed creator of the NDR Symphony Orchestra.
BACH: Mass in B Minor, BWV 232 – Margot Guilleaume, soprano/ Gertrud Pitzinger, alto/Walter Geisler, tenor/Josef Greindl, bass/NWDR Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Hamburg/ Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt – Tahra
The esteemed 1950 performance–pirated by Royale Records–is here restored to its rightful place among earnest and potent realizations of this mighty score.