Monthly Archives: October 2008

Van Beinum, Part 4. Decca 78s

Continuing with my series of recordings conducted by Eduard van Beinum, here are a number of Decca 78 rpm recordings that I have transfered. There have been sporadic reissues of a few of these, but they are certainly not among … Continue reading

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Walter Rehberg. Polydor Recordings (nearly complete)

I have been working for some time to assemble a complete set of the recordings by Swiss pianist Walter Rehberg (1900-57), and while I’m still about six records short of that goal, this collection is the result of quite a … Continue reading

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Friedrich Wührer, Pt. 2. Concerti by Weber, Mendelssohn, Rubinstein, Tchaikovsky

Today, I offer the first of two posts consisting of concerto recordings by pianist Friedrich Wührer from the 1950s, showcasing his abilities in the Germanic repertory traditionally associated with him, but also in two Russian virtuoso vehicles. It’s no surprise … Continue reading

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Paul van Kempen. Polydor 78s, Pt. 3

Continuing my survey of Paul van Kempen’s Polydor recordings in chronological order, it’s plain to hear that the Dresden Philharmonic has developed into a first rate ensemble, gaining a degree of tonal refinement by this date that the improving Polydor … Continue reading

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