[78-L] five favorite artists

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Mon Dec 24 07:38:24 PST 2012

I did a transfer for Allegro, but it was on their Opera d'Oro label (CDO 1003 
doesn't ring a bell). Results were not that great and we omitted Beecham's talk 
because otherwise it would have required 3 CDs. I thought Pearl issued the 1927 
version, omitting the Pastoral Symphony (which for some reason was on a 
separate disc and not in the 78 album). I've wanted to find the RCA version but 
never found it in Canada or at a reasonable price anywhere else. And I did the 
earlier Handel suites and arrangements for VAI Audio way back when (1993).\


On 12/24/2012 4:54 AM, Don Cox wrote:
> On 24/12/2012, S&R Pinsker wrote:
>> Weingartner: I have a 1992 EMI References issue of the Brahms
>> Symphonies; no credit for the remastering. I get the impression
>> that both EMI and RCA/BMG released  much of their 78 treasures
>> on CD with only a single "press run" and then dropped them.
>> Has Siegfried's Rhine Journey and Funeral Music made it to CD?
>> "No, its not a defective recording. That's the way the French play
>> French Horns."
>> Also, 2 Handel Concerti Grossi, Haydn's Toy Symphony and the
>> Liszt Piano Concertos which were on a VOX LP.
>> Beecham: Which of his 4 or 5 Messiah recordings have made it to CD?
>> I have most but not all of his suites of Handel arrangements. They are
>> the recordings I had in in mind as not being on CD.
> The stereo Messiah, on RCA, is readily available on CD. I also have the
> 1947 recording on Allegro CDO 1003, made in the USA. The 1927 recording
> was on the Grammofono 2000 label - now hard to find at a reasonable price.
> Dutton CDAX 8018 is a fairly complete collection of all the suites of
> arrangements from 78s. This CD is titled "The Great Elopement".
> The stereo recordings of "Love in Bath" are on EMI CDM 7 633742.
> On the Somm label, SOMM-BEECHAM 7 includes the suites plus the unissued
> 78s of the "Piano Concerto". Somm have the advantage of access to
> Beecham's own record collection.
> Regards

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