Monthly Archives: September 2008

Albert Coates. Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini (1924 recording)

Just one Albert Coates item today. Here is the acoustic version of Tchaikovsky’s Francesca da Rimini. Coates did an electrical remake a few years later, but in some ways this performance is even more exciting. It is also cut to … Continue reading

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Friedrich Wührer plays Schumann (Vox LP)

Sorry about the long hiatus from this blog. I certainly can’t claim to be among those severely affected by Hurricane Ike, which dealt the Texas gulf coast a strong dose of weather, and left it’s calling card in metro Houston … Continue reading

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Sorry about the lack of new posts lately, but Hurricane Ike has now caused a serious disruption of life for those of us in Houston. I did manage to get out of town today. It may be some time until … Continue reading

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Leoš Janáček. First recordings of The Diary of One Who Disappeared & Mládí

Leoš Janáček Today, I have a few more early recordings of the music of Leoš Janáček, all first recorded versions. The Diary of One Who Disappeared, never before reissued, is stunning. Tenor Josef Válka is not a well-known name (he … Continue reading

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Antonio Pedrotti. Czech Philharmonic Recordings (Supraphon)

I’m pleased to offer a number of recordings of the Czech Philharmonic from the early to middle 1950’s featuring the Italian conductor Antonio Pedrotti (1901-1975). Pedrotti was a composition student of Ottorino Respighi, and made several very impressive stereo Supraphon … Continue reading

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