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 some extent, although I haven’t compared to see if they are in the same locations. Ward Marston did the transfer work here, from an HMV pressing from the collection of Mike Gartz (thank you!). This will fit on a cd with the previously posted acoustic Tchaikovsky 5th Symphony and Borodin Prince Igor Ballet (for more information, please go here). I’ve also added a Flac version of the entire cd, which I had not offered previously.

Also, here is a very interesting article from a 1930 issue of “Disques” magazine, in which Coates reveals that some of his quick tempi may have been influenced by 78 side length restrictions!


Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini
HMV D 951/52 (matr. Cc 5272/72, 5290)

Recorded October 22 & 24, 1924

Symphony Orchestra

Albert Coates, conductor

 

This entry was posted in Coates, Orchestral. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s