Happy New Year! Yes, it’s been another long hiatus from posts….this time I think I’ll just have to NOT promise more frequent posts, and hope for the best!
I’ll make this a quick note. Hopefully some more lp goodies from some of more overlooked of the Deutsche Grammophon stable of 1950s conductors will appear here in due course, namely those by Fritz Lehmann and Ferdinand Leitner. Starting off with Lehmann, here are some “big band”, yet sensitive and very confidently mounted performances of some classical symphonies for your enjoyment. The Mozart works were coupled with Ferenc Fricsay’s “Haffner” Symphony, which has been reissued, so I’m not including that. The “Surprise” Symphony was originally issued on a 10″ lp, but here it’s taken from a 12″ reissue. The pitch is a bit inconsistent and has some wow, but I’ve tried to catch a few mismatches between movements.
It’s great to be back….happy holidays and best wishes to everyone!
Mozart: Symphony No. 26 in E-flat major, K. 184/161a
Mozart: Symphony No. 32 in G major, K. 318
Recorded August 12-13, 1952
DG 18 066, side B
(note: side A is Fricsay/RIAS Haffner Symphony)
Haydn: Symphony No. 45 in F-sharp minor, (Abschieds-Symphonie)
Haydn: Symphony No. 94 in G major, (Paukenschlag)
Recorded May 26, 1954 & August 14, 1950
DG 18 397 (Sym. 94 first issued on DG 16 012)
Fritz Lehmann, Conductor