Monthly Archives: March 2009

Adolf Busch, Pt. 2. Bach, Beethoven (with Serkin) AND Acoustic Recordings

As promised, here is the balance of my Adolf Busch (and company) tribute. A number of these recordings were unissued at the time they were recorded. A few were first issued in an Odyssey Lp set from the 1970s, but … Continue reading

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Busch String Quartet. American Columbia recordings & EMI Brahms

For the most part, I’ve not featured recordings on this blog that have seen wide circulation, but there are few items in the discography of Adolf Busch or the Busch Quartet that are rarities. So, I may be stepping on … Continue reading

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Karol Szymanowski. Plays Two Mazurkas, and speaks.

Years ago I came across a set of Lps from the Polish label Polskie Nagrania Muza, which made me an instant convert to the music of composer Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937), up until that point in my life only a figure … Continue reading

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Joseph Szigeti. Prokofiev Sonatas, Five Melodies (Columbia)

Here is a collection of Joseph Szigeti’s Prokofiev recordings made for American Columbia between 1945 and 1954. I have transferred these from (very good!) Japanese Lp pressings. Even though these recordings represent various stages of Szigeti’s technical decline (his bow … Continue reading

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Nikolai Golovanov. Glazunov, Ippolitov-Ivanov, Balakirev

Sorry about the lack of new postings lately. I’ve just been way too busy the past few weeks! I have a few things almost ready to go during this week off, so stay tuned! Those of you that have followed … Continue reading

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