This week’s Vinyl’s Revenge considers another EMI re-edition from my personal vinyl collection.
As was the case with the Klemperer disc I shared in March, and the Muti/Tchaikovsky disc I shared last year, today’s recording was part of the Angel “Red Label” series of reissues I purchased in the early 1980’s. A fourth disc – Giulini’s recording of the Brahms First Symphony – made it to a Brahms montage on my Friday Podcast series in 2013. Those three discs all had in common
1. Fricsay (cond.), Stader, Töpper, Haefliger, Sardi, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, St. Hedwig's Cathedral Choir (1959)
2. Gardiner (cond.), McNair, Montague, Rolfe Johnson, Hauptmann, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir (1986)
3. Leppard (cond.), Te Kanawa,
1. Curzon, Vienna Octet members (1957)
2. R. Serkin, Laredo, Naegele, Parnas, Levine (1967)
3. Schnabel, Pro Arte Quartet, Hobday (1935)
4. P. Serkin,
1. Aimard (2001)
2. Ullén (2004)
3. Denk (Books 1-2) (2011)
For this month's Once Upon the Internet, I chose to share a rather recent discovery, and one that brought back lots of personal memories.
About 30 years ago, I was in Graduate School and I was still doing a lot of Classical Music Radio listening. One of the shows I listened to regularly was a CBC Stereo program whose name has changed many times over the years - I think it was then called In Performance.
The program, weeknights at 8 PM, regularly featured live concerts,