Category Archives: Van Kempen

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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Enrico Mainardi. Schumann & Dvořák Cello Concerti (Polydor 78s, DGG Lp)

I must admit that the primary reason I sought these two recordings was that I collect recordings by the conductors involved. I wasn’t terribly familiar with Enrico Mainardi’s solo playing, knowing him primarily as a member of the trio consisting … Continue reading

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Paul van Kempen, Pt. 6. Beethoven Symphony No. 8 & Dvořák Violin Concerto (Váša Příhoda), from Polydor 78s

Happy Holidays! I must apologize for the lack of new posts lately. This past fall was one of the busiest for me, and just as I did have some more time, the XP side of my Macbook became buggy, and … 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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Paul van Kempen. Polydor 78s, Pt. 3

Continuing my survey of Paul van Kempen’s Polydor recordings in chronological order, it’s plain to hear that the Dresden Philharmonic has developed into a first rate ensemble, gaining a degree of tonal refinement by this date that the improving Polydor … Continue reading

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Paul van Kempen Polydor 78s. Pt. 2

Continuing with more Polydor 78rpm era recordings by conductor Paul van Kempen (shown above in his earlier role as violinist, in the Concertgebouw orchestra, among others), here are more rarities from the collection of my friend, Mike Gartz. The recorded … Continue reading

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Paul van Kempen. Polydor 78s, pt. 1

Before I started this blog, one of my big projects (posted over at RMCR) was transfering about 5 cds worth of 78 era recordings by Dutch conductor Paul van Kempen (1893-1955), who’s Lp recordings have been available on cd for … Continue reading

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