Category Archives: Orchestral

Paul van Kempen. Polydor 78s, Pt. 4

Happy late Thanksgiving to everyone! The holiday weekend has given me a little bit of time to work on transfers, so here is another installment of Polydor recordings by conductor Paul van Kempen. This will be the last batch comprised … Continue reading

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‪Otakar Jeremiáš‬. Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 (Esta, 1940s)

I’ve had this on my “to do” list for over two years now!  My friend Tobias posted this about four years ago in mp3 format, and I asked if I might have a “go at it”, so he generously sent … Continue reading

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Jonel Perlea. Schubert Symphony No. 9. Bamberg Symphony (Vox, 1956 Stereo)

I took a chance on this at a local lp eatery, and was very pleasantly surprised with the quality of the performance and recording.  My very first post on this blog was Perlea’s Remington lp of Debussy’s La Boîte à joujoux, … Continue reading

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Ferdinand Leitner. 3 by Johann Strauss II

Among the neglected files on my hard drive, awaiting further work,  are a number of wonderful recordings by two of the “L” conductors from the Deutsche Grammophon stables in the late 78/early LP era, Fritz Lehmann and Ferdinand Leitner.  Rather than … Continue reading

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Piero Coppola, Part 3

Here are some more rarities featuring Piero Coppola at the helm.  The gem of the batch is certainly the Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain, a speedy yet evocative version, featuring some the wonderful playing of pianist Aline van … Continue reading

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Piero Coppola. Pt. 2 (Massenet, Saint-Saëns, Dukas)

Here, as promised, is some more from conductor Piero Coppola.  Once again, none of this material has been reissued either on LP or CD.  Certainly this repertory finds Coppola in his element once again.  I had hoped to present another … Continue reading

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Fritz Lehmann. Mozart, Haydn Symphonies (DG LPs)

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 … Continue reading

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