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Jul 1, 2022 Dimitri Shostakovich
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Symphony No. 1, Op. 10 by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The London Philharmonic conducted by Bernard Haitink (1929-2021). Recorded in January 1980 in Kingsway Hall, London. Transfer of the original London digitally recorded LP LDR 71017 by Bob Varney.
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Jul 1, 2022 Dimitri Shostakovich
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Symphony No. 9, Op. 70 by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The London Philharmonic conducted by Bernard Haitink (1929-2021). Recorded in January 1980 in Kingsway Hall, London. Transfer of the original London digitally recorded LP LDR 71017 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Shostakovich, Haitink, symphony, LP
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Jun 28, 2022 Alfred Schnittke
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Two chamber works by Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998). Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano  "Quasi una sonata" and Preludium "In memoriam Dimitri Shostakovich" for Violin and Pre-recorded Violin. Mark Lubotsky (1931-2021), violin and Luba Edlina (1929-2018), piano. Transfer from the original 1981 Philips stereo LP 6514 102 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Schnittke, sonata, preludium, Lubotsky, Edlina
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Jun 27, 2022 Dimitri Shostakovich
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Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 134 by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). Mark Lubotsky (1931-2021), violin and Ljuba Edlina (1929-2018), piano. Transfer from the original 1981 Philips stereo LP 6514 102 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Shostakovich, sonata, violin, piano, Lubotsky, Edlina
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Jun 23, 2022 Dimitri Shostakovich
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Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67 by  Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Borodin Trio: Luba Edlina (1929- 2018), piano; Yuli Turovsky (1939-2013), cello; Rostislav Dubinsky (1923-1997), violin. Recorded in London at the Church of St. George the Martyr in June, 1983. This recording was done using the PCM Digital System. Transfer from the original Chandos stereo LP ABRD 1008 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Shostakovich, Edlina, Turovsky, Dubinsky, piano trio, LP
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Jun 21, 2022 Dimitri Shostakovich
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Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57 by  Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Borodin Trio: Luba Edlina (1929- 2018), piano; Yuli Turovsky (1939-2013), cello; Rostislav Dubinsky (1923-1997), violin. Rounding out the quintet are Mimi Zweig, violin and Jerry Horner (1935-2019), viola. Recorded in London at the Church of St. George the Martyr in June, 1983. This recording was done using the PCM Digital System. Transfer from the original Chandos stereo LP ABRD 1008 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Shostakovich, piano trio, Borodin, Edlina, Dubinsky, Turovsky
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Jun 17, 2022 Charlie Parker
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The Verve Years (1950-51). Charlie Parker (1920-1955), alto saxophone. Recordings from 1950 and 1951 made at venues in New York City (including Carnegie Hall). Other musicians include Mile Davis, Coleman Hawkins, Buddy Rich and others. For a detailed breakdown go to https://www.jazzdisco.org/verve-records/catalog-reissue-2500-series/#ve-2-2512. Transfer from the original 1976 Verve mono 2-LP set VE-2-2512 by Bob Varney. 
Topics: Parker, Verve, jazz, LP
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Jun 14, 2022 Dave Brubeck
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Jackpot. The Dave Brubeck Quartet. Dave Brubeck (1920-2012), piano; Paul Desmond (1924-1977), alto saxophone; Eugene Wright (1923-2020), bass; Joe Morello (1928-2011), drums. Recorded in live performances on June 14 & 15, 1966 at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Transfer from the original Columbia stereo LP CS 9512 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Brubeck, Desmond, Wright, Morello, jazz, LP
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Jun 13, 2022 Art Pepper
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Art Pepper. Art Pepper (1925-1982), alto saxophone; Ben Tucker (1930-2013), bass; Gary Frommer (1935-2005), drums; Russ Freeman (1926-2002), piano. This is a 1982 reissue by ALA Records. Originally issued by Tampa Records in 1957. Recorded on November 11, 1956 at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, CA. Transfer from the ALA Records LP ARCHIVES 622 by Bob Varney. 
Topics: Pepper, Tucker, Frommer, Freeman, saxophone, jazz, LP
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Jun 8, 2022 Albert Roussel
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Symphony No. 1, Op. 7 "The Poem of the Forest" by Albert Roussel (1869-1937). The Orchestre National De France conducted by Charles Dutoit (1936-    ). Recorded in 1985 in studio 104 of Radio France. Transfer from the original Erato stereo LP NUM 75283 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Roussel, Dutoit, symphony, LP
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Jun 6, 2022 Albert Roussel
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Symphony No.4 by Albert Roussel (1869-1937). The L'Orchestre De La Suisse Romande conducted by Ernest Ansermet (1883-1969). Recorded between May 1 and 11, 1956 at the Victoria Hall in Geneva. First issued in 1957 in mono, this transfer is from the 1967 London Treasury stereo reissue (not re-channeled!). Transfer from the London Treasury Series LP STS 15025 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Roussel, Ansermet, symphony, LP
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Jun 3, 2022 Albert Roussel
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Symphony No. 3 in G Minor, Op. 42 by Albert Roussel (1869-1937). The L'Orchestre De La Suisse Romande conducted by Ernest Ansermet (1883-1969). Recorded between May 1 and 11, 1956 at the Victoria Hall in Geneva. First issued in 1957 in mono, this transfer is from the 1967 London Treasury stereo reissue (not re-channeled!). Transfer from the London Treasury Series LP STS 15025 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Roussel, Ansermet, Suisse Romande, symphony, LP
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May 26, 2022 Scott Joplin
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E Power Biggs Plays Scott Joplin on the Pedal Harpsichord. E Power Biggs (1906-1977), pedal harpsichord. This may seem like a strange combination of music and instrument, but Biggs was right. Joplin's music is well suited to this particular type of hapsichord. Recorded in 1973 at the peak of the ragtime renaissance triggered by the movie "The Sting". Transfer from the original quadraphonic Columbia LP MQ 32495 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Joplin, Biggs, pedal harpsichord, quadraphonic, LP
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May 21, 2022 Dimitri Shostakovich
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Symphony No. 10 by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Leningrad Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra conducted by Evgeni Mravinsky (1903-1988). Mravinsky conducted the premier of this symphony in December, 1953. This recording was made on March 3, 1976 in a live concert in the Leningrad Philharmonic Large Hall in Leningrad. Transfer from the Victor (Japan) mono LP VIC-4513 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Shostakovich, Mravinsky, symphony, LP
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May 18, 2022 Sergei Rachmaninoff
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The Art of Sergei Rachmaninoff. Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), piano. Sonata in B flat minor, Op.35 by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) and Carnaval, Op.9 by Robert Schumann (1810-1856). The sonata was recorded in 1930 and Carnaval was recorded 1929. Transfer from the 1957 RCA Camden mono LP CAL 396 by Bob Varney. 
Topics: Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Schumann, piano, LP
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May 17, 2022 Sergei Prokofiev
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Lt. Kije Suite by Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953). The London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andre Previn (1929-2019). Recorded in 1974. Transfer from the original Angel stereo LP S-37026 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Kije, Prokofiev, Previn, LSO, LP
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May 16, 2022 Dimitri Shostakovich
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Symphony No. 6 by Dimitri Shostakovitch (1906-1975). The London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andre Previn (1929-2019). Recorded in 1974. Transfer from the original Angel stereo LP S-37026 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Shostakovich, Previn, symphony
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May 10, 2022 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Symphony No. 38 in D, K. 504 - "Prague" by Mozart (1756-1791). The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Golschmann (1893-1972), Recorded in 1946. Mr. Golschmann was the longest serving musical director for the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. He held the post from 1931 until 1958. Transfer from the original RCA Victor 3-record 78 set DM 1085 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Mozart, Golschmann, St. Louis, RCA Victor, 78
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Apr 29, 2022 Dave Brubeck
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Jazz Impressions of Euroasia. The Dave Brubeck Quartet: Dave Brubeck (1920-2012), piano; Paul Desmond (1924-1977), saxophone; Joe Morello (1928-2011), drums; Joe Benjamin (1919-1974), bass. Recorded in 1958 following a marathon tour that included 80 concerts in 14 countries including Poland, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan(!). Transfer from the original Columbia stereo LP CL 1251 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Euroasia, Brubeck, Desmond, Morell, Benjamin, jazz, LP
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Apr 22, 2022 Ignaz Moscheles
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Etudes for Piano. Selections from Etudes, Op. 70 and Characteristic Etudes, Op. 95 by Ignaz Moscheles (1794-1870). Michael Ponti (1937-   ), piano. Recorded in 1969. Transfer from the original Candide stereo LP CE 31010 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Moscheles, Ponti, etudes, piano, LP
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Apr 21, 2022 Ignaz Moscheles
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Piano Concerto in G Minor, Op. 58 by Ignaz Moscheles (1794-1870). The Philharmonia Hungarica conducted by Othmar Maga (1929-2020) with Michael Ponti (1937-     ), piano. Recorded in 1969. Transfer from the original Candide stereo LP CE 31010 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Moscheles, Ponti, Maga, concerto, piano, LP
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Apr 9, 2022 Pearl Bailey
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Pearl Bailey Sings For Adults Only. Pearl Bailey (1918-1990), vocals with orchestral accompaniment conducted by Don Redman (1900-1964). The cover of this LP is stamped "Restricted from air play", but the content of some of today's popular music makes the content here sound quaint by comparison. Originally released in 1957 by Columbia, this record was a 1959 re-release by Roulette. Transfer from the original Roulette mono LP R-25016 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Bailey, Redman, vocal, LP
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Apr 4, 2022 Dave Brubeck
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Brubeck Time. The Dave Brubeck Quartet. Dave Brubeck (1920-2012), piano; Paul Desmond (1924-1977), saxophone; Bob Bates (1923-1981), bass; Joe Dodge (1922-2004), drums. This is a studio recording from 1954. Transfer from the original Columbia mono LP CL 622 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Brubeck, Desmond, Bates, Dodge, quartet, jazz, LP
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Mar 31, 2022 Ludwig van Beethoven
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Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Bruno Walter (1876-1962) conducting the New York Philharmonic. On one side of this album is the audio of one of the more memorable episodes of the TV series Omnibus (1952-1961). Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) draws on sketches from Beethoven of rejected ideas for first movement to illustrate how the first movement developed into its final form. That broadcast dates to November, 1954. This recording was released in November,...
Topics: Beethoven, Walter, Bernstein, symphony, LP
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Mar 21, 2022 George and Ira Gershwin
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Girl Crazy. Music by George Gershwin (1898-1937) with lyrics by Ira Gershwin (1896-1983). Orchestra and chorus conducted by Lehman Engel (1910-1982) with Mary Martin (1913-1990), Eddie Chappell and Louise Carlyle. This was a studio recording made in March and April of 1951 and released in January, 1952. The original Broadway production of Girl Crazy premiered in 1930 starring Ginger Rogers, Allen Kearns and Ethel Merman. Unfortunately, original cast recordings of musicals didn't begin appearing...
Topics: Girl Crazy, Gershwin, Martin, Engel, Chappell, Carlyle, musical, LP
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Feb 25, 2022 Henryk Wieniawski
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Concert Polonaise for Violin & Orchestra by Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880). Louis de Froment (1921-1994) conducting the Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg with Aaron Rosand (1927-2019), violin. Wieniawski was a major 19th century violin virtuoso whose compositions were intended for himself to perform. Transfer from the original Vox Turnabout stereo LP QTV-S 34629 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Wieniawski, de Froment, Rosand, violin, LP
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Feb 25, 2022 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
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Concert Fantasy for Violin & Orchestra, Op. 33 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908). Louis de Froment (1921-1994) conducting the Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg with Aaron Rosand (1927-2019), violin. In four sections but performed without interruption: Allegro - Adagio non troppo - Tempo di Valse - Allegro. Recorded in June, 1973. Transfer from the original Vox Turnabout stereo LP QTV-S 34629 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Rimsky-Korsakov, Rosand, de Froment, violin, LP
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Feb 21, 2022 Anton Arensky
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Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op, 54 by Anton Arensky (1861-1906). The Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg conducted by Louis de Froment (1921-1994) with Aaron Rosand (1927-2019), violin. Mr. Arensky is not well known today, but his music won awards in its day. He was a student of Rimsky-Korsakov and, as a teacher at the Moscow Conservatory, Rachmaninoff and Scriabin were his pupils. Recorded in June, 1973. This is a quadraphonic recording, although the only place identifying it as such is on the spine...
Topics: Arensky, de Froment, Rosand, violin, LP
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Jan 27, 2022 Ludwig von Beethoven
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Badura-Skoda Plays Beethoven. Paul Badura-Skoda (1927-2019), piano, performs three well known Beethoven sonatas: Pathetique, Moonlight, and Appassionata. Recorded in 1956 in Vienna at the Konzerthaus. Mr. Badura-Skoda was an important 20th century pianist who led a long and productive life (200 recordings). His last recital was given in May, 2019, just four months before his death. It can be viewed on YouTube. Transfer from the original Westminster LP XWN 18274 by Bob Varney. 
Topics: Beethoven, Badura-Skoda, Moonlight, Pathetique, Appassionata, piano, LP
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Jan 26, 2022 Earl "Fatha" Hines
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Earl Hines Live At The Village Vanguard. Earl "Fatha" Hines (1903-1983), piano; Gene Ramey (1913-1984), bass; Eddie Locke (1930-2009), drums; Budd Johnson (1910-1984), soprano & tenor saxophone. Recorded June 29&30, 1965 in New York City. Columbia digitally remastered original analog tapes for this 1988 re-release. (Some material had not been released previously.) Transfer from the Columbia Jazz Masterpieces LP CJ 44197 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Hines, Ramey Locke, Johnson, Vanguard, jazz, LP
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Jan 26, 2022 Jerome Kern
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Roberta. A musical with music by Jerome Kern (1885-1945) and book and lyrics by Otto Harbach (1873-1963). Orchestra conducted by Harry Sosnik (1906-1996) and chorus directed by Jeffry Alexander (1910-1989). Performers include Kitty Carlisle (1910-2007), Alfred Drake (1914-1992), Paula Laurence (1916-2005), and Kathryn Meisle (1899-1970). Recorded May 7 & 14, 1944. Originally issued as 78 set A-359. This transfer comes from the 1949 LP release on Decca DLP-8007. Transfer by Bob Varney. At...
Topics: Roberta, Kern, Harbach, Sosnik, Carlisle, Drake, Laurence, Meisle, LP, musical
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Jan 24, 2022 Barbara Carroll
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Barbara Carroll Trio. Barbara Carroll (1925-2017), piano; Joe Shulman (1923-1957), bass; Herb Wasserman (1922-2001), drums. One of just a few women to have made major contributions to jazz piano, Ms. Carroll had a long career and was famous in the world of New York City jazz clubs. This recording is the third of about two dozen stretching from around 1952 until 2017. That's 55 years! This RCA Victor mono LP LJM-1001 was recorded in 1953. Transfer from the original LP by Bob Varney.
Topics: Carroll, Shulman, Wasserman, jazz, LP
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Jan 21, 2022 Maria Callas
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Maria Callas Sings Great Arias From French Operas. Maria Callas (1923-1977), soprano with Georges Pr être (1924-2017) conducting the Orchestre National de la RTF. Recorded in 1961. Transfer from the original Angel LP 35882 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Callas, Prêtre, French, arias, opera, LP
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Jan 19, 2022 Giuseppe Verdi
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Un Ballo In Mascera. An opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901). Antonio Votto (1896-1985) conducting the Orchestra e Coro of La Scala with Norberto Mola (1902-1973), chorus master. Recorded in September, 1956 at the Teatro alla Scalla. Transfer from the original Angel 3 LP set 3557 by Bob Varney. Amelia......Maria Callas (1923-1977), soprano Renato......Tito Gobbi (1913-1984), tenor Riccardo....Giuseppe di Stefano (1921-2008), baritone Ulrice.........Fedora Barbieri (1920-2003),...
Topics: Verdi, Mascera, Callas, Gobbi, di Stefano, Barbieri, opera, LP
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Jan 19, 2022 Giuseppe Verdi
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I Due Foscari by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901). An opera in three acts. Daniel Oren (1955-    ) conducting the Coro e Orchestra dell'Opera di Roma in a live performance. Recorded in Rome in December, 1980. Transfer from the HRE 2-record set HRE V806-2 by Bob Varney. Jacopo Foscari..................Carlo Bergonzi (1924-2014), tenor Lucrezia Contarini.............Maria Parazzini (1939-   ), soprano Jacopo Loredano...............Bernadino di Bagno, bass Doge Francasco Foscari....Renato Bruson...
Topics: Verdi, Foscari, Bergonzi, Parazzini, di Bagno, opera, LP
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Jan 9, 2022 Luigi Cherubini
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Medea - Opera in three acts by Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842). The Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala di Milano conducted by Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990). Medea..........Maria Callas (1923-1977), soprano Neris............Fedora Barbieri (1920-2003), mezzo soprano Glauce..........Maria Luisa Nache, soprano Giasone........Gino Penno (1920-1998), tenor Creonte.........Giuseppe Modesti (1915-1998), bass Recorded from a live performance in Milan on December 10, 1953. Transfer from the...
Topics: Medea, Cheubini, Callas, Barbieri, opera, LP
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Jan 7, 2022 Vincenzo Bellini
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I Puritani. Opera in three acts by Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835). The London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Richard Bonynge (1930-   ) with the Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden with Douglas Robinson, chorus master. Elvira........Joan Sutherland (1926-2010), soprano Arturo.......Luciano Pavarotti (1935-2007), tenor Riccardo...Piero Cappuccilli (1925-2005), baritone Giorgio.....Nicolai Ghiaurov (1929-2004), bass Recorded in 1973. Transfer from the original London 3-LP set OSA...
Topics: Puritani, Bellini, Sutherland, Pavarotti, LP, opera
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Jan 6, 2022 Gaetano Donizetti
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Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848). An opera in two acts. the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan conducted by Gianandrea Gavazzeni (1909-1996) with Noberto Mola (1902-1973), chorus master. Anna Bolena - Maria Callas (1923-1977), soprano Jane Seymour - Giulietta Simionata (1910-2010), mezzo soprano Henry VIII - Nicola Rossi-Lemeni (1920-1991), bass Lord Percy - Gianni Raimondi (1923-2008), tenor Smeton - Gabriella Carturan (1932-    ), contralto Hervey - Luigi...
Topics: Bolena, Donizetti, Gavazzeni, Callas, Simionata, Raimondi. Rossi-Lemeni
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Dec 28, 2021 Coleman Hawkins
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The Genius of Coleman Hawkins. Coleman Hawkins (1904-1969), tenor sax; Ray Brown (1926-2002), bass; Alvin Stoller (1925-1992), drums; Herb Ellis (1921-2010), guitar; Oscar Peterson (1925-2007), piano. Recorded October 24, 1957. Transfer from the original Verve Records LP MGV-8261 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Hawkins, Brown, Stoller, Ellis. Peterson, saxophone, jazz, LP
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Dec 23, 2021 Johannes Brahms
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Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90 by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). The Houston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977). Recorded at the Houston Civic Center on March 18, 1959. This record was a 1961 re-release of the original 1959 issue. Stokowski had recorded the complete symphony once before in 1928. He had previously recorded the 3rd movement in 1921. Transfer from the Everest stereo LP SDBR 3030 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Brahms, Stokowski, Houston, symphony, LP
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Dec 16, 2021 Frederic Chopin
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Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra in F Minor, Op. 21 by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849). The NBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by William Steinberg (1899-1978) with Arthur Rubinstein (1887-1982), piano. Recorded in 1947. Transfer from the original RCA Victor Red Seal 78 set DM 1012 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Concerto, piano, Chopin, Rubinstein, Steinberg, 78
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Dec 14, 2021 Ernő Dohnányi
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Piano Quintet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 1 by Ern ő Dohn ányi (1877-1960). Edward Kilenyi (1910-2000), piano with the Roth Quartet: F. Roth (1899-1969), violin; R. Weinstock (1910-1986), violin; J. Shaier, viola; and D. Edel (1906-2005), cello. Recorded circa 1940. Transfer from the original Columbia 78 set M-546 by Bob Varney.
Topics: piano, quintet, Dohnányi, Kilenyi, Roth, Weinstock, Shaier, Edel, 78
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Dec 3, 2021 Rogers & Hammerstein
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South Pacific. The original Broadway cast recording with music by Richard Rogers (1902-1979), lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960), orchestration by Robert Russell Bennett (1894-1981), music direction buy Salvatore Dell'Isola (1901-1989), Mary Martin (1913-1990), and Ezio Pinza (1892-1957). Recorded in the Majestic Theater in New York City in April, 1949. (The same month as the opening performance.) Transfer from the original Columbia 10" 78 set mm-850 by Bob Varney.  
Topics: South Pacific, Rogers, Hammerstein, Bennett, Dell'Isola, Martin, Pinza, 78
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Nov 29, 2021 Henry Mancini
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More Music From Peter Gunn by Henry Mancini (1924-1994). Unlike the short lived "Mr. Lucky" series, Peter Gunn needed music for 114 episodes from 1958 until 1961. Thus, this second album of music from the series. Mr. Mancini conducted the recordings made at the RCA Music Center of the World in Los Angeles on February 17, and March 5 & 6, 1959. Transfer from the RCA Victor stereo LP LSP-2040 by Bob Varney.
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Nov 29, 2021 Henry Mancini
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The Music From Peter Gunn by Henry Mancini (1924-1994). Mr. Mancini conducted the recording on August 26 & 31, and September 4 & 29, 1958 in Hollywood, California. Transfer from the RCA Victor mono LP LPM-1956 by Bob Varney. Mr. Mancini has countless film and TV credits, but did you know he composed the "Viewer Mail" theme for the David Letterman Show.
Topics: Gunn, Mancini, TV
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Nov 22, 2021 Joaquin Turina
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Sevilla. Works for piano by Joaquin Turina (1882-1949). Esteban S άnchez, piano. Recorded in 1974. Transfer from the original stereo Ensayo LP ENY-205 by Bob Varney. Rincones Sevillanos, Op. 5 (1911): tracks 1-4 Mujeres de Sevilla, Op. 89 (1935): tracks 5-9 Sevilla, Op. 2 (1908): tracks 10-12
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Nov 14, 2021 Yevgeny Mravinski
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Yevgeny Mravinski Conducts. Yevgeny Mravinski ((1903-1988) conducts the Leningrad Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra in a collection of works  by various composers. Recorded during live concerts at the Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatory during February, 1965. Mravinski was the conductor for the Leningrad Philharmonic from 1931 until his death in 1988. His last concert performance was in March, 1987. Transfer from the original Melodiya stereo LP CM 02863-4 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Mravinsky, Leningrad, Glinka, Mussorgsky, Lyadov, Glazunov, Mozart, Sibelius, Debussy, Wagner, LP
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Nov 10, 2021 Ralph Vaughan Williams
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Dona Nobis Pacem by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). Sir Adrian Boult conducts the London Phiharmonic Orchestra with Sheila Armstrong (1942-    ), soprano, and John Carol Case (1923-2012), baritone. John Alldis is the chorus master for the London Philharmonic Choir. Recorded in Kingsway Hall, London on April 16-18, 1973. VW's cantata premiered in Huddersfield, England on October 2, 1936 performed by the Hall é Orchestra conducted by Albert Coates with the Huddersfield Choral Society. Ren...
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Nov 8, 2021 Ralph Vaughan Williams
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Job - A Masque for Dancing by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). Sir Adrian Boult (1889-1983) conducts the London Symphony Orchestra. Recorded in Kingsway Hall in London in 1971. Job is a one-act ballet which was the product of a collaborative team. The original concept and libretto for the ballet was proposed by the scholar Geoffrey Keynes , with choreography by Ninette de Valois , music by Ralph Vaughan Williams , orchestrations by Constant Lambert and designs by Gwendolen Raverat . The...
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Nov 4, 2021 Ralph Vaughan Williams
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Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1 by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). Sir Adrian Boult (1889-1983) conducting the New Philharmonia Orchestra. Recorded in 1968 in England. This piece was written in 1906 and revised in 1914. It was one of three Norfolk Rhapsodies but Vaughan Williams chose only to publish No. 1. Transfer from the original Angel stereo LP S-36557 by Bob Varney.
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Nov 3, 2021 Ralph Vaughan Williams
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A Sea Symphony (Symphony No. 1) by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). Sir Adrian Boult ((1889-1983) conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Chorus master Frederic Jackson (1929-2008) directs the London Philharmonic Choir with Sheila Armstrong (1942-   ), soprano and John Carol Case (1923-2012), baritone. Recorded in Kingsway Hall, London during September, 1968. The text comes from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman (1819-1892). Transfer from the 1981 HMV Greensleeve stereo reissue ESD 7104...
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Oct 26, 2021 Ralph Vaughan Williams
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String Quartet No. 1 in G Minor by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). This piece was composed in 1908 while Vaughan Williams was in Paris studying with Ravel. The Music Group of London featuring Hugh Bean, violin; Frances Mason, violin; Christopher Wellington, viola and Eileen Croxford, cello. Recorded in 1973 and originally issued on the HMV label as HQS 1292. This transfer comes from the 1982 re-issue by the Musical Heritage Society as MHS 4637. Transfer by Bob Varney.
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Oct 26, 2021 Ralph Vaughan Williams
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String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). This piece was written during WW II and premiered on Vaughan Williams 72nd birthday in October 1944. The Music Group of London featuring Hugh Bean, violin; Frances Mason, violin; Christopher Wellington, viola and Eileen Croxford, cello. Recorded in 1973 and originally issued on the HMV label as HQS 1292. This transfer comes from the 1982 re-issue by the Musical Heritage Society as MHS 4637. Transfer by Bob Varney.
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Oct 24, 2021 Ralph Vaughan Williams
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Symphony No. 9 in E Minor by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). Sir Adrian Boult (1889-1983) conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Recorded in London in 1970. Vaughan Williams wrote the symphony over two years in 1956-1957. Its premier was in 1958 with Malcolm Sargent conducting the LSO. Transfer comes from the HMV Greensleeve stereo re-issue LP ED 29 0239 1. Transfer by Bob Varney.
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Oct 24, 2021 Ralph Vaughan Williams
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Symphony No. 8 in D minor by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). Sir Adrian Boult (1889-1983) conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Recorded in London in 1969. This symphony was composed over time from 1953-1955. It was premiered in Manchester in May 1956 by Sir John Barbirolli. This re-issue on the HMV Greensleeve label was released in 1984. Transfer from the HMV Greensleeve stereo LP ED 29 0239 1 by Bob Varney.
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Oct 21, 2021 Ralph Vaughan Williams
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Symphony No. 5 in D Major by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). Sir John Barbirolli (1899-1970) conducts The Philharmonia Orchestra. Recorded in 1962. Transfer from the original mono Angel LP 35952 by Bob Varney.
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Oct 18, 2021 Franz Liszt
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Late Piano Works. Piano compositions by Franz Liszt (1811-1886). Ern ő Szegedi (1911-1992), piano. In his last years, Franz Liszt suffered from physical decline and depression. Despite that (or maybe because of it) he composed some of his most interesting and forward looking pieces. Much of this music seems to fit more comfortably into the 20th century, not the 19th. The jacket notes suggest that these pieces were a "message to the future" from Liszt. Tracks 1 - 7 are part of a cycle...
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Oct 12, 2021 J.S. Bach
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Bach On The Pedal Harpsichord. Works by J.S.Bach (1685-1750) performed by E. Power Biggs (1906-1977). The instrument is a pedal harpsichord, which is a harpsichord fitted with an organ-type pedal board. This allows the instrument to achieve deeper sonority. Bach would have composed and practiced using one of these in his home. Recorded in 1966. Transfer from the original Columbia stereo LP MS-6204 by Bob Varney.
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Oct 10, 2021 Georges Bizet
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Symphony No. 1 in C Major by Georges Bizet (1838-1875). The National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977). This, and the Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 on the flipside, were Stokowski's last recordings. Stokowski's first recordings were made 60 years earlier in October, 1917. Recorded on May 31 and June 2 & 4, 1977 at EMI's Abbey Road Studio No. 1 in London. Transfer from the Columbia stereo LP M 34567 by Bob Varney.    
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Oct 10, 2021 Felix Mendelssohn
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Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90, "Italian" by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847). The National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977). This and the Bizet Symphony No. 1 in C on the flipside, were Stokowski's last recordings. Stokowski's first recordings were made 60 years earlier in October, 1917. Recorded on May 31 and June 2 & 4, 1977 at EMI's Abbey Road Studio No. 1 in London. Transfer from the Columbia stereo LP M 34567 by Bob Varney.    
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Oct 6, 2021 Jean Sibelius
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The Swan of Tuonela by Jean Sibelius (1865-1957). The National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Leopold Stokowski (1882-1957) with Michael Winfield (1930-2017), solo English horn. Recorded November 2,4 & 5, 1976 at the Walthamstow Assembly Hall in London. This was Stokowski's fourth recording of Tuonela. The first was in 1929 and is available in the Archive. Mr. Winfield played the oboe heard in the Beatle's "Strawberry Fields Forever". Transfer from the original Columbia...
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Oct 5, 2021 Jean Sibelius
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Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39 by Jean Sibelius (1865-1957). The National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977). Recorded in the Walthamstow Assembly Hall in London on November 2,4 &5, 1976. It was recorded in Quadraphonic sound. It appears that Stokowski conducted the American premier of the Symphony No. 1 in Cincinnati in 1910. The National Philharmonic Orchestra was formed in the UK in the 1960's for the express purpose of  studio recordings of classical...
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Oct 1, 2021 Ferde Grofé
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Grand Canyon Suite by Ferde Grof é (1892-1972). The NBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Arturo Toscanini (1867-1957). Recorded September 11, 1945 in Carnegie Hall, New York City. Originally issued as 78 set M-1038, the LP used for this transfer was issued in 1950. Toscanini made his conducting debut in 1886 at the age of 19 with a performance of Aida in Rio de Janeiro. Transfer from the original RCA Victor mono LP LM-1004 by Bob Varney.  
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Sep 28, 2021 Tchaikovsky
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Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy (1899-1985). Recorded on December 3 & 4, 1947 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. The cover art is by the incomparable Alex Steinweiss. This recording was also subsequently released as 45s and LPs. Transfer from the original Columbia 78 set MM-736 by Bob Varney.
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Sep 22, 2021 Johannes Brahms
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Symphony No. 3 in F, Op. 90 by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). Serge Koussevitzky (1874-1951) conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Recorded in Boston on January 2, 1945. The performance was originally issued as 78 rpm set DM-1007 in 1945. Transfer from the mono 1949 LP issue LM-1025 by Bob Varney.
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Sep 21, 2021 Johannes Brahms
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Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56b ("St. Antoni Chorale") by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). The piano version of the Variations is performed here by the duo-pianist team of Arthur Austin Whittemore (1915-1984) and Jack Lowe (1917-1996). Recorded in 1947. Prior to this LP release in September, 1948, this recording had already been issued in both the 78 and 45 rpm formats. Transfer from the original RCA Victor Red Seal LP LM-1048 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Brahms, Whittemore, Lowe, Haydn, variations, piano
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Sep 20, 2021 Francis Poulenc
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Concerto in D Minor or Two Pianos and Orchestra by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963). Dimitri Mitropoulos (1896-1960) conducts the RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra with duo-pianists Arthur Austin Whittemore (1915-1984) and Jack Lowe (1917-1996). Recorded on December 15, 1947 in NBC's Studio 3-A in New York City. Prior to its release as an early LP in September, 1948, this recording has been released in both 78 and 45 rpm formats. Transfer from the original RCA Victor Red Seal LP LM-1048 by Bob Varney.
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Sep 19, 2021 Frank Morgan
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Yardbird Suite. The Frank Morgan Quartet. Frank Morgan (1933-2007), alto saxophone; Mulgrew Miller (1955-2013), piano; Ron Carter (1937-    ), bass and Al Foster (1943-    ), drums. Recorded at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California on January 10-11, 1988. Transfer from the original Contemporary Records stereo LP C-14045 by Bob Varney.
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Sep 15, 2021 Sigmund Romberg and Oscar Straus
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Excerpts from The Student Prince by Sigmund Romberg (1887-1951) and The Chocolate Soldier by Oscar Straus (1870-1954). Robert Ambruster (1897-1994) conducting an unnamed orchestra with Risë Stevens (1913-2013), mezzo-soprano and Nelson Eddy (1901-1967), baritone. This record was one of group of 101 records introduced by Columbia in 1948 as the first LPs ever issued. If you detect a difference in sound quality between the two sides, it's because Chocolate Soldier was recorded in 1941 while...
Topics: Student Prince, Romberg, Chocolate Soldier, Straus, Risë Stevens, Nelson Eddy, Armbruster
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Sep 14, 2021 Art Pepper
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Art Lives. Live jazz performance featuring Art Pepper, saxophone; George Cables, piano; David Williams, Bass and Carl Burnett; drums. Recorded at Maiden Voyage, Los Angeles on August 15, 1981. Transfer from the original Galaxy Records stereo LP GXY-5145 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Pepper, Cables, Williams, Burnett, saxophone, jazz
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Jul 14, 2021 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Artur Schnabel Plays Mozart Sonatas. Artur Schnabel (1882-1951), piano. This recording comes from the Pathé/EMI series "Les Gravures Illustres" of recordings of famous piano artists. The series was intended for the French market. All four recordings were made at the Abbey Road Studios in London. Sonata No. 8: January 27, 1939 Rondo No. 2: June 4, 1946 Sonata No. 12: June 5, 1946 Sonata No. 16: June 16, 1946 All were released originally on 78s. Transfer from the Pathé/EMI mono LP...
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Jun 24, 2021 Lionel Hampton
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Golden Vibes. Lionel Hampton (1908-2002), vibraphone with Rhythm and Reeds. Personnel: Reeds: Robert Plater, Edward Pazant, Leon Zachery, Lonnie Shaw and Andrew McGhee. Drums: Bill Hogan. Piano: Oscar Dennard. Guitar: Bill Mckel. Bass: George Joyner and John Mixon. Recorded in 1959. Transfer from the original Columbia stereo LP CS 8110 by Bob Varney.
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Jun 16, 2021 Dave Brubeck
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Time Changes. The Dave Brubeck Quartet. Dave Brubeck (1920-2012), piano; Paul Desmond (1924-1977), alto sax; Eugene Wright (1923-2020), bass; Joe Morello (1928-2011), drums. Recorded in 1963. Transfer from the original Columbia stereo LP CS 8927 by Bob Varney.
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Jun 11, 2021 Duke Ellington
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Duke Ellington - Greatest Hits. Duke Ellington (1899-1974) leading the Duke Ellington Orchestra. This is a compilation of some of the band's most popular music recorded from live performances. Originally issued in 1968. Transfer from the original Columbia LP LE 10381 by Bob Varney.
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Jun 7, 2021 Louis Armstrong
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Young Louis "The Side Man" (1924-1927). Louis Armstrong (1901-1971) trumpet and cornet. A compilation of early Satchmo  recordings with various orchestras made between 1924 and 1927 in both New York and Chicago. These are early electrical recordings and some of these may have been doctored to simulate stereo. Transfer from the 1980  MCA Records "Jazz Heritage Series Vol. 2" LP MCA-1301 by Bob Varney. Tracks 1 & 2: Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra, New York, 1924...
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Jun 3, 2021 Teddy Wilson
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The Teddy Wilson Piano Solos. Teddy Wilson (1912-1986), piano. A compilation of recordings made between 1935 and 1937. This record was part of a CBS series of jazz recordings intended for the European market and was first issued in 1967. Transfer from the original CBS mono LP 62876 by Bob Varney.
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May 26, 2021 Dave Brubeck
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Dave Brubeck At Storyville - 1954. The Dave Brubeck Quartet: Dave Brubeck (1920-2012), piano, Paul Desmond (1924-1977), alto saxophone; Bob Bates (1923-1981) and Ron Crotty (1929-2015), drums; and Joe Dodge (1922-2004), bass. Recorded at the Storyville Nightclub at the Copely Square Hotel in Boston. Tracks 1 & 2 were recorded off-air. The remaining tracks were part of a radio broadcast over WHDH, Boston. Transfer from the original Columbia mono LP CL 590 by Bob Varney.
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May 26, 2021 Earl "Fatha" Hines
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Earl Hines - Quintessential Continued. Earl "Fatha" Hines (1903-1983), piano. Recorded in 1973, probably in New York City. Transfer from the original Chiaroscuro stereo LP CR-120 by Bob Varney.
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May 25, 2021 Thelonious Monk
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Solo Monk. Thelonious Monk (1917-1982), piano. This was the 6th album that Monk recorded for Columbia. These recordings were made in 1964 and 1965. Transfer from the original Columbia stereo LP CS 9149 by Bob Varney.
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May 24, 2021 Thelonious Monk
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Monk's Music. Thelonious Monk (1917-1982), piano. Other artists include: John Coltrane (1926-1967), tenor sax; Ray Copeland (1926-1984), trumpet; Gigi Gryce (1925-1983), alto sax; Coleman Hawkins (1904-1969), tenor sax; Wilbur Ware (1923-1978), bass; Art Blakey (1919-1990), drums. Recorded June 26, 1957. Transfer from the Riverside "rechanneled for stereo" 1967 reissue LP RS-3004 by Bob Varney.
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May 23, 2021 Earl "Fatha" Hines
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South Side Swing. Earl "Fatha" Hines (1903-1983) and his Orchestra. These recordings were made in 1934 & 1935. Tracks 1-5 were recorded on September 12, 1934 in Chicago. Tracks 6-10 were recorded the following day, also in Chicago. Tracks 11-16 were recorded on February 12, 1935 in New York City. Transfer from the 1980 MCA Records LP MCA-1311 by Bob Varney. 
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May 22, 2021 Louis Armstrong & Earl Hines
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The Golden Era Series Vol. 3 - Louis Armstrong and Earl "Fatha" Hines. Louis Armstrong (1901-1971), vocals, cornet & trumpet with Earl "Fatha" Hines (1903-1983), piano. Other performers include Don Redman (1900-1964), alto sax; Mancy Carr (1899-1946), banjo; Jimmy Strong (1906-1940), clarinet & tenor sax; Zatty Singleton (1898-1975), drums; and Fred Robinson (1901-1984), trombone. Tracks 1 - 4: Louis Armstrong and The Savoy Ballroom Five. Tracks 5 & 6: Louis...
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May 21, 2021 Earl "Fatha" Hines & Joe Venuti
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Hot Sonatas. Earl "Fatha" Hines (1903-1983), piano and Joe Venuti (1903-1978), violin. Recorded in October, 1975, probably in New York City. Transfer from the original Chiaroscuro Records stereo LP CR 145 by Bob Varney.
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May 20, 2021 Earl Hines
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Vintage Series: Earl Hines. Earl Hines (1903-1983), piano; Barney Bigard (1906-1980), clarinet; Wallace Bishop (1906-1986), drums and Buck Clayton (1911-1991), trumpet. The recordings date from 1950. Transfer from the 1972 Crescendo Records mono LP GNP 9010 by Bob Varney.
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May 19, 2021 Earl "Fatha" Hines
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Earl "Fatha" Hines Plays Hits He Missed. Earl "Fatha" Hines, piano; Red Callender, bass and Bill Douglas, drums. Hines made his first recordings in 1928. Fifty years later, at age 75, he made this direct-to-disc recording for M&K RealTime Records. As when he was young, there was no editing; each side was a single take to create the finished product. Recorded at the M&K Direct To Disc Studios in Beverly Hills, California in 1978. Transfer from the original M&K...
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May 18, 2021 Miles Davis
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Blue Haze. The Miles Davis Quartet (Miles Davis Quintet for I'll Remember April). A compilation of recordings from 1953 & 1954 are included in this 1984 reissue by ZYX Music of a 1956 Prestige LP. Miles Davis, trumpet. Other performers include John Lewis, piano; Charlie Mingus, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Max Roach, drums; Horace Silver, piano; Art Blakey, drums; Davey Schildkraut, alto sax; Horace Silver, piano; and Kenny Clarke, drums. Transfer from the original ZYX Music mono LP OJC-093 by...
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May 14, 2021 Diahann Carroll
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A Tribute To Ethel Waters. Diahann Carroll (1935-2019), vocals with The Duke Ellington Orchestra directed by Mercer Ellington (1919-1996). Recorded in 1978. Transfer from the original Orinda Records "Digital Master Disc Recording" stereo LP ORC 400 by Bob Varney.
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May 12, 2021 Dave Brubeck
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Time Out. The Dave Brubeck Quartet: Dave Brubeck, piano; Paul Desmond, alto saxophone; Eugene Wright, bass and Joe Morello, drums. This is one of the most popular jazz recording. Cover art by S. Neil Fujita brought abstract art to other jazz album covers. Recorded and released in 1959. Transfer from the original Columbia LP CS 8192 by Bob Varney.
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May 10, 2021 Skeeter Davis
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The End Of The World. Skeeter Davis (1931-2004). Ms. Davis began her singing career in the late 40's as part of a singing duo billed as the Davis Sisters, even though the two women were friends but not related. She later became the first female C&W singer to carve out a successful solo career. "The End Of The World" was a big early 60's crossover hit. Transfer from the original 1963 RCA Victor LP LSP 2699 by Bob Varney.  
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May 9, 2021 Dave Brubeck
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Gone With The Wind. The Dave Brubeck Quartet with Dave Brubeck (1920-2012), piano; Paul Desmond (1924-1977), alto saxophone; Joe Morello (1928-2011), drums and Gene Wright (1923-2020), bass. Camptown Races appears twice because Joe Morello came up with a more West Indian take on drums on a second take. Transfer from the original Columbia mono LP CL 1347 by Bob Varney.
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May 6, 2021 Miles Davis
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Miles Davis Greatest Hits. Miles Davis, Trumpet. Other artists include: Paul Chambers & Ron Carter, bass; "Philly" Joe Jones, Tony Williams & Jimmy Cobb, drums; Herbie Hancock, Red Garland and Wynton Kelly, piano; George Coleman, Hank Mobley, John Coltrane & Wayne Shorter, tenor saxophone. A compilation issued in 1969. Transfer from the original Columbia LP PC 9808 by Bob Varney.
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May 6, 2021 Miles Davis
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Decoy. Miles Davis (1926-1991), trumpet. Other performers include Al Foster, drums; Daryl "The Munch" Jones, electric guitar; John Scofield, guitar; Mino Cinelu, percussion; Bill Evans and Branford Marsalis, soprano saxophone; Robert Irving III, synthesizer and synthesizer bass; and Miles Davis, synthesizer (tracks 1, 4, 5 & 7). Note: Miles Davis is heard on only the synthesizer in Freaky Deaky. Recorded New York City and Montreal in 1984. Transfer from the original Columbia LP...
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May 5, 2021 Earl "Fatha" Hines
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Earl "Fatha" Hines. Earl "Fatha" Hines (1903-1983), piano. On tracks 3, 7 and 9: Morris Lane, tenor sax; Eddie South, violin; Bob Wyatt, organ with guitar, bass and drums - unknown. On remaining tracks: Gene Redd, trumpet; Leroy Harris, alto sax; Hank Milo, drums; Dickie Wells, trombone; Jerome Richardson, flute and Paul Binnings, bass. Tracks 3, 7 and 9 recorded in Chicago late 1947. Remaining tracks recorded in Los Angeles in July, 1954. "Electronically Re-Recorded To...
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Apr 30, 2021 Toru Takemitsu
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Orchestral Works by Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996). The Toronto Symphony conducted by Seiji Ozawa (1935-   ) with Yuji Takahashi (1938-   ), piano in Asterism for Piano and Orchestra. Recorded in Toronto in 1969. Transfer from the original RCA Red Seal stereo LP LSC-3099 by Bob Varney. 
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Apr 29, 2021 Lloyd Holzgraf
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The Power And The Glory Volume I. A collection of four works for organ by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Richard Wagner (1813-1883) and Alexander Russell (1880-1953). Lloyd Holzgraf (1931-2001), organ. A direct-to-disc recording made in the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles in 1978. Transfer from the M&K RealTime stereo LP RT-114 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Bach, Vivaldi, Wagner, Russell, Holzgraf, organ, LP
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Apr 28, 2021 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Symphony No. 6 (Pathetique) by Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). The Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Fritz Reiner (1888-1963). Recorded in Chicago in 1958. Produced by Richard Mohr with Lewis W. Layton as the recording engineer. This was a reissue of the original LP: LSC-2216. Transfer from the RCA Red Seal stereo LP LSC-3296 by Bob Varney.
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Apr 27, 2021 Johann Sebastian Bach
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Six Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Yehudi Menuhin (1916-1999), violin; George Malcolm (1917-1997), harpsichord and Ambrose Gauntlett (1889-1978), viola da gamba. Recorded in England in 1962. Transfer from the original mono Angel double LP 3629 B by Bob Varney.
Topics: Bach, Menuhin, Malcolm, Gauntlett, violin, harpsichord, LP
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Apr 25, 2021 Camille Saint Saens
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Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78 "Organ Symphony" by Camille Saint Saens (1835-1921). The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Loris Tjeknavorian (1937-    ) with Noel Rawsthorne (1929-2019), organist. Recorded March 19-20, 1980 in Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool, England. Liverpool Cathedral is the fifth-largest in the world. The organ was completed in 1926 and has been restored and modified over the years. It is the largest church organ in the world. Chalfont's...
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Apr 24, 2021 Ludwig von Beethoven
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Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125  (Choral) by Ludwig von Beethoven (1770-1827). The Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Wilhelm Furtwangler (1886-1954). Soloists include Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (1915-2006), soprano; Elisabeth Hongen (1906-1997), contralto; Hans Hopf (1916-1993), tenor and Otto Edelmann (1917-2003), bass. Recorded in August 1951 in the Festspielhaus at the Bayreuth Festival in Bayreuth, Germany. It was the reinauguration of the festival following WWII. Transfer...
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Apr 22, 2021 Sir Benjamin Britten
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Suite for Solo Cello, Op. 72 by Sir Benjamin Britten (1913-1976). Frans Helmerson (1945-    ), cello. Recorded in 1974. Originally issued on the BIS label as LP5 and subsequently reissued on the HNH label. Transfer from the original HNH Records stereo LP HNH 4016 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Britten, Helmerson, cello, LP