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Early Stereo Recordings Vol.2: Symphonies by Haydn, Mozart & Schubert | First Hand Records FHR059

Early Stereo Recordings Vol.2: Symphonies by Haydn, Mozart & Schubert

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Label: First Hand Records

Cat No: FHR059

Barcode: 5060216346359

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 23rd August 2019

Contents

Artists

April Cantelo (soprano)
Marjorie Thomas (contralto)
Thomas Helmsley (tenor)
John Cameron (baritone)
Hans Hotter (baritone)
Gerald Moore (piano)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Philharmonia Orchestra
London Mozart Players

Conductors

Thomas Beecham
Rudolf Kempe
Harry Blech

Works

Haydn, Franz Joseph

Salve Regina in G minor, Hob.XXIIIb:2
» I Adagio
Symphony no.97 in C major, Hob.I:97

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Symphony no.34 in C major, K338

Schubert, Franz

Symphony no.3 in D major, D200
Winterreise, op.89, D911
» no.13 Die Post
» no.14 Der greise Kopf

Artists

April Cantelo (soprano)
Marjorie Thomas (contralto)
Thomas Helmsley (tenor)
John Cameron (baritone)
Hans Hotter (baritone)
Gerald Moore (piano)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Philharmonia Orchestra
London Mozart Players

Conductors

Thomas Beecham
Rudolf Kempe
Harry Blech

About

Early stereo recordings Vol.2 brings together the music-making of three conductors, Sir Thomas Beecham, Rudolf Kempe and Harry Blech, who were central to London musical life during the 1950s in completely representative repertoire, as well as one of the major singers of the period, Hans Hotter. All their performances are presented in stereo recordings that testify to the burgeoning engineering brilliance of EMI during this period.

Key features of this release are the first ever release in stereo of Beechamís Haydn Symphony no.97 (1957) and the earliest surviving EMI experimental stereo recording in two movements from Schubertís Winterreise with Hans Hotter and Gerald Moore at No. 1A Studio, Abbey Road, on 25 May 1954, published here for the first time. The album also includes the first release in stereo of the first movement from Haydnís Salve Regina and the earliest stereo recording of the London Mozart Players, plus the first release in stereo on compact disc of Mozartís Symphony no.34 and the first release of stereo version (movements 2-4) of Schubertís Symphony no.3. Hearing these recordings is an unforgettable experience.

This is the second of at least three volumes of EMI early stereophonic recordings, released in a joint venture with the Archive of Recorded Sound (ARS). EMI started to record in stereo in 1954 and all the recordings in this new series are from this historic period of recorded music. All the releases will appear for the first time in some form and feature many of the greatest classical artists of the time.

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