I hadn’t intended to take a complete break from posting this summer, but that’s what ended up happening! In any case, I’m trying a new home, for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately the comments I’ve received recently at the usual “blogger” spot haven’t been transferred over here yet. Sorry about that.
Meanwhile, just to get started again, here’s the other recording by cellist Paul Bazelaire and pianist Isidore Philipp mentioned in this recent post. After mentioning to my friend Ward Marston that I had posted the incomplete (as recorded) Saint-Saëns 2nd Cello Sonata recording, he told me that he had a copy of the 1st! So, during my recent visit, Ward dubbed the set for me, leaving the side joins for me to engineer. So a big thank you to Ward!
Saint-Saëns: Cello Sonata No. 1 in C minor, op. 32,
Paul Bazelaire, cello,
Isidore Philipp, piano,
Recorded June 30, 1934
Pathé PAT12/14 (matrix CPTX 67/72)
Note: the booklet I have included scans of was designed for both this recording and the 1st Violin Sonata recording included in my previous post. As far as I know, the three recordings with André Pascal and Paul Bazelaire are the only 78 era recordings by pianist Isidore Philipp (there is a Vox lp and several recordings from that time which were issued many years later).