Monthly Archives: June 2009

Joseph Szigeti, Mieczyslaw Horszowski. Three Beethoven Sonatas (Columbia)

Joseph Szigeti and Mieczyslaw Horszowski made a number of recordings together beginning in the 1940s, including a Mozart cycle available from Vanguard, the three Brahms Sonatas (No. 2 and the Horn Trio in late recordings for Mercury), the Busoni 2nd … Continue reading

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Andor Foldes. Vox recordings of Bartók and Mozart

Pianist Andor Foldes (1913-1992) was closely associated with the music of Béla Bartók, and indeed he studied with the composer, as well as Ernő Dohnányi. DG recorded the complete solo piano works of Bartók in the middle 1950s on 4 … Continue reading

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Roger Désormière. Czech Philharmonic recordings and Capitol Prokofiev Lp

Quite a while ago, before starting my blog, I posted Mp3 versions of some most of these recordings, but these are reworked now to correct some pitching inconsistencies in the Bizet Suites. I’m afraid the Prokofiev lp, pictured above, is … Continue reading

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Paul van Kempen, Pt. 5. Polydor, Telefunken, Philips 78s

This will probably be the last post devoted to Paul van Kempen’s 78 era recordings, but there are still quite a few that I do not have access to. However, this is now the tenth Cd I have filled with … Continue reading

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Josef Páleníček. Janáček: On the Overgrown Path. 1943 recording

In a previous post (located here) I had presented this recording, minus the final disc. Several months ago a generous collector, Adrian Briscall, contacted me with the very welcome news that he owned this missing 78rpm disc, and in fact, … Continue reading

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