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Part #1: The Castrato Voice; The Old School; English-Speaking Singers; The French; the Emergence of Verismo



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Part #1: The Castrato Voice; The Old School; English-Speaking Singers; The French; the Emergence of Verismo. Recordings made by EMI and others between 1899 and 1919 of 90+ singers in over 120 arias. [1982 issue (Part 1 of 2) produced by Keith Hardwick corrects many pitch errors from original 1977 12-record set] EMI RLS-7705(6). A- to A 36.00

445. THE RECORD OF SINGERS: Part #2: The Emergence of Verismo; Wagner and the German Style; Singers of Imperial Russia. Recordings made by EMI and others between 1901 and 1916 of 100+ singers (a few in more than one selection). [1982 issue (Part 2 of 2) produced by Keith Hardwick corrects many pitch errors from original 1977 12-record set] EMI RLS-7706(6). A- to A 32.00

446. THE RECORD OF SINGING: Volume #3: 1926-1939. 200+ singers recorded by EMI (and others) during the pre-WWII electrical era. With very detailed 35-page book including discographic material, singer photos and biographies, and note by producer Keith Hardwick. EMI EX-29 0169 3(13). A- to A 37.00

447. THE RECORD OF SINGING: Volume #4: 1939 to the End the 78-rpm Era (1955). 130+ singers recorded by EMI (and others). With very detailed 39-page book including discographic material, singer photos and biographies, an introduction by Alan Blyth and a note by producer Keith Hardwick. [Direct Metal Mastering] British Seraphim IH-6150(8). A- to A 40.00

448. VERDI ARIAS BY GREAT TENORS: Zenatello, Rayner, Piccaver, Lauri-Volpi, Pertile, Vignas & Lois. ROSSINI ARIAS BY GREAT TENORS & BARITONES: Slezak, Escalais, Magnini, Coletti, Battistini, Gilion & Badini. Eterna 761. A- 8.00
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449. AMATO: Arias - Barber, Traviata(2), Ballo, Forza, Africana, Il Guarany, Carmen(2), Gioconda, Tosca, Secret of Susanna & Jewels. [recorded 1911-14; German-only notes] Court Opera CO-430. FS 8.00

450.*AMELING: German Romantic Songs - Schumann(2), Schubert(2), Wolf(2), Mahler, Reger, Mendelssohn, Brahms(2), Franz, Strauss(4), Pfitzner, Loewe. Baldwin, piano. Philips 9500 350. A- to A 10.00



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451.*AMELING: Mozart - Exsultate, Jubilate; Dulcissimum Convivium; Laudate Dominum; Concert Arias: K.217, 374 & 486a. Leppard/ECO. Philips 6500 006. A- to A(c/c) 10.00

452.*AMELING: Serenata - Songs of Tosti, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Dowlan, Quilter, Nakada, Marx, Schumann, Wolf, Satie, Hahn(2), Satie, Bizet, Gounod, Chabrier & Obradors(2). Jansen, pf. [dig] Philips 412 216. A- to A 10.00

453.*AMELING: Souvenir - Songs of Purcell, Ives, Schoenberg, Hahn, Liszt, Britten, Vuillermoz, Rachmaninoff, Martin, Rossini, Rodrigo, Hullebroeck, Weldon, Canteloube, Sibelius & Nakada. (whew) Baldwin, piano. Col M-35119. A- 12.00

454. ANDERSON: Arias - La Favorita, Samson & Jeanne d'Arc; Heav'n Heav'n. THELMA CARPENTER and THE HARMONAIRES: Joshua Fit de Battle of Jericho; Swing Low; Deep River. [10-inch] Varsity 6986. C(distorts on loudest notes) 6.00

455. ANDERSON: Spirituals (21). Rupp, piano. [SD labels] RCA LM-2032. A- 12.00

456. ANDERSON: Ten Spirituals. Rupp, piano. [10-inch] RCA LM-110. B- 5.00

457. ANSSEAU: Vol. 1: Arias - Damnation of Faust, Lohengrin(2), Africaine, Romeo(2), Carmen, Herodiade, Mmanon, Werther3), Pag(2), Tosca. [rec 1919-27; notes in German] Lebendige Vergangenheit LV 116. A- 6.00

458.*ASPINALL: (Michael): "The Surprising Soprano." Victorian Ballads(5), Italian Songs(3), Operetta Arias(3), seven more items. Kenny, piano. [Live recital, 1976; falsetto spoofs of famous singers of the past; only the 2nd copy I've ever seen!] London OS-26537. A- 20.00

459. AVDEYEVA: (Larisa): Arias - Sadko; Khovanshchina; Kashchei the Deathless; Carmen(4); Samson(2). Svetlanov/Bolshoi Theatre Orch. Melodiya 015489-90. A- 9.00

460.*BERGANZA: Falla - Seven Popular Spanish Songs. Lorca - Thirteen Old Spanish Songs. Yepes, guitar. DGG 2530 875. A- to A 9.00

461.*BERGONZI: Arias - Corsaro, Roi d'Ys, Arlesiana, Luisa Miller, I Lombardi & Mefistofele; Songs of Tirindelli, Tosti(2), Chopin, Cairone, Pietri, Peccia & De Curtis. Scalera, piano. [Live, 1984] [AUTOGRAPHED on back cover by Bergonzi & Scalera - the former a little faint & smudged] Bongiovanni GB-2502. A- to A 11.00

462. BJOERLING: "Beloved Bjoerling," Volume 1: Arias from 1936-1948: Carmen, Elisir, Africana, Manon(2), Manon Lescaut, Cav, Pag, Boheme, Arlesiana, Gioconda, Rigoletto, Turandot. Grevillius/Stockholm Orch. Angel COLH-148. A-(lovely copy) 7.00

463. BJOERLING: Arias: Cav, Pag, Tosca(2), Rigoletto, Fanciulla, Trovatore; Songs: Peterson-Berger(2), Toselli, Ray, Curtis, Ball, Wide, trad Italian. Grevillius/Orch. [Swedish notes] Swedish Odeon PMES-551. A- 7.00

464.*BOGARD: (Carol): Settings of poems by Paul Verlaine by Faure(7), Debussy (10), Gabriel Dupont & Joseph Szulc. Moriarty, piano. Cambridge CRS-2774. A- 8.00

465.*CABALLE: Puccini Arias - Turandot(2), Butterfly(2), Manon Lescaut(2), Gianni, Tosca, Boheme(2), Villi, Rondine. Mackerras/LSO. Angel S-36711. A- 7.00

466. CABALLE: Houston Concert; October 21, 1967: Arias - Giulio Cesare(2), Tancredi, Donna del Lago, Enfant Prodigue & Traviata; Songs of Schubert(2), Strauss(2), Debussy(2), Monsalvatge(2), Granados(2), Rodrigo(2), Galvez & Swiss folk song. Voce 63. A- 12.00

467. CALLAS: Puccini Arias - Boheme(2), Manon Lescaut(2), Butterfly(2), Suor, Gianni, Turandot(3). Serafin/PO. Angel 35195. A- 8.00

468. CALLAS: Verdi Arias - Macbeth(3), Nabucco, Ernani, Don Carlo. Rescigno/PCO. Angel 35763. A-(early red U.S. labels) 7.00

469. CEBOTARI: Arias - Tosca, Butterfly(4), Feuersnot & Salome (finale). [German-only notes] Heliodor 88 030. A- to A 8.00

470. CHAYRES: (Nestor, tenor): Falla - Seven Spanish Folk Songs. Cantares & Tonadillas of Spain (8). Kingsway KL-300. B+(occ tks) 21.00

471. CRESPIN: Arias - William Tell, Trovatore, Otello(3), Tannhauser (Elizabeth's Greeting & Prayer), Damnation. Ackermann/Paris Opera Orch. [no notes (as issued? - my only other copy also had none); with sturdy sleeve and dowel spine like early Angels] Pathe FALP-531. A- 12.00

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472. CROOKS: Arias - Werther, Xerxes, Sadko, Lohengrin, Elisir, Traviata(2), Walkure, Traviata(2), Faust(2) & Manon(2). [bl cov] Golden Age of Opera EJS 488. B+ 7.00

473. DANCO: Songs of Wolf (8) & Brahms (7). Holecek, piano. Supraphon LPV-446. B 12.00

474. DANISE (Giuseppe): Arias - Stabat Mater, Barber, Ernani, Rigoletto(2), Traviata, Forza, Otello, Andrea; Stradella song. [Includes substantial (half of one record side) interview in English; very nice 16-pg illustrated booklet] Operatic Archives OPA-1040. A- 18.00

475. DARA (Enzo): Songs of Rossini(6), Toscanini(!), Malibran, Donizetti(3), Ponchielli, Ricordi(2), Gomes. [AUTOGRAPHED in blue marker on front cover, 1983; notes in Italian only] Mizar SETT-50001. A- 15.00

476. DE GOGORZA: Arias - Favorita, Sonnambula, Faust, Martha, Rigoletto, Ballo & Barber; Songs of Pfeiffer, Weckerlin, Favart, Franck, Widor, Symaine, Trotere, Alvarez & Traditional. Rubini GV-560. A- 12.00

477. DENS: Songs of Debussy, Brahms, Lalo, Hahn(3), Ravel, Chabrier, Franck, Duparc, Nerini, Faure(2), Berlioz & Borodin. Bonneau, pf. [French notes] Pathe DTX-306. A- 10.00

478. DERMOTA: Arias - Magic Flute, Barber of Bagdad, Evangelimann, Manon(2), Glockchen des Eremiten (Maillard), Africaine, Tales, Macbeth, Pag, Turandot, Rondine, Tosca, Jenufa, Bartered; Songs of Wolf, Schumann & Strauss. [recorded 1948-53] Melodram MEL-090(2). A- to A 16.00

479.*DI STEFANO: "O Marenariello." Songs of De Curtis(3), Di Capua, Persico, Tagliaferri e Valente, Palardi, Lama, Nardella, Cioffi, Lama, D'Annibale. Olivieri/Orch. [Italian notes only] Italian Seraphim 3C033-17220. A- 12.00

480.*DI STEFANO: O Solo Mio. Songs of Mario, De Curtis(2), Cardillo, Tagliaferri, Di Capua, Tosti, Falvo & Bellini. Olivieri/Orch. [Italian notes only] Italian Seraphim 3C033-17161. A- 12.00

481.*DOMINGO: Arias & duets - Rigoletto(3), Werther(2), Fanciulla, Traviata(2), Carmen, Macbeth, Meistersinger, Aida, Oberon, Ernani, Manon Lescaut; seven popular songs & tangos. DGG 2721 259(2). A- to A 15.00

482.*DOMINGO: Arias - Boheme, Pag, Tosca, Trovatore, Turandot, Andrea, Traviata, Vespri, Aida, Faust, Forza, Rigoletto. [Metropolitan Opera "Great Artists" issue of commercially-recorded arias from roles Domingo performed at the Met] MET 102. A- 7.00

483.*DOMINGO: Lecuona Songs (10). Holdridge/RPO. CBS FM-38828. A- to A 10.00

484. DRAGONI: (Matteo): Volume 2: Arias - Cav, Pag, Andrea, Lohengrin, Carmen & Aida(3). INOCENCIO NAVARRO: Arias from Rigoletto(2). OASI 578. A- 5.00

FARRELL: See #230, 429, 859, 1965.

485. FERRARI-FONTANA: (Eduardo): Otello, Carmen, Pag(2), Tristan, Jewels(2). TOKATYAN: Manon, Faust, Carmen, Africana, Gioconda. Rubini GV-61. A- 12.00

486.*FISCHER-DIESKAU: Mahler - Four Ruckert Lieder (omits Liebst du um Schonheit from the usual five); Kindertotenlieder. Bohm/BPO. [tulip labels] DGG 138 879. A- to A 10.00

487.*FISCHER-DIESKAU: Verdi Arias - Trovatore, Rigoletto(2), Vespri, Don Carlo, Ballo(2) & Falstaff(2). Erede/BPO. Sera S-60014. FS 7.00

488. FLAGSTAD: Lohengrin (Act II, Scenes 1 & 2; w/Branzell; Huehn; Abravanel/Metropolitan; live; 3/27/37); Arias from Dutchman (1939), Tannhauser (1938) & Dido & Aeneas (1951; w/Teyte). [bl cov] Golden Age of Opera EJS 183. B- 7.00

489.*FLAGSTAD: Farewell Performance: March 20, 1955 - Carnegie Hall. WAGNER: Arias from Walkure, Act I (2); Wesendonck Songs; Tristan - Prelude & Liebestod; Gotterdammerung - Brunnhilde's Immolation. Edwin McArthur/Symphony of the Air, who also play Dutchman Overture; Good Friday Spell; Dawn & Siegfried's Rhine Journey. [Lovely presentation in deluxe oversized album with copy of the concert program and handsome booklet. Limited Edition; #1091. Labels state "engineered for stereo," but to my ears the set sounds like excellent, solid mono; as with virtually every copy I've seen, the spine is split where it folds open; the new owner can decide whether to repair this with tape or leave it alone] Orfeo Sonic SDST-3(3). A-(see preceding re spine) 65.00



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490. FLAGSTAD: Recital of German Songs: J.S.Bach (5), K.P.E.Bach(4), Wolfgang Franck(3); Cruger; Bohm; Two Sacred German Songs (anon). Moore, piano. [only in print from late 1954 - 2/57] RCA LHMV-1070. A-- 18.00

491. FRANCI: Arias - Dinorah, Favorita, Don Pasquale, Traviata, La Cene delle Beffe, Gioconda(2), Africana(2), Don Carlos, Ballo, Otello. [Italian notes] Timaclub 49-2. A- 12.00

492.*FRENI: Arias - Turandot(2), Manon Lescaut, Butterfly, Boheme, Gianni & Traviata(4). Magiera/Hamburg Phil; Gardelli/Berlin Opera. BASF BC-29176. A-(U.S. pressing) 7.00

493.*GASPARIAN: (Goar): Arias - Faust, Boheme, Huguenots, Turandot & Otello. Ermler/Bolshoi Theatre Orch. Melodiya C10-17739-40. A- 8.00

494. GATTI: (Gabriella): Arias - Arianna, Ritorno di Ulisse, Nozze, Oberon, Ferbido Desiderio, Ingrata Lidia (Vivaldi), Tannhauser(2), Otello, Ballo; Songs of Carissimi, Bellini(2), Verdi, Donaudy, Reger & Respighi. [two discs with individual jackets, but they go together as a set; recorded 1941-49; notes Italian only] Timaclub 39-1(2). A- 12.00

495. GMYRYA: Arias: Taras Bulba (Lyssenko), Bogdan Khmelnitsky, Lakme, Don Carlos, Don Giovanni, Ivan Sussanin, Boris, Onegin, Water Nymph (Dargomyzhsky) & Aleko. [recorded 1947-54] Melodiya 33-033117/18. A- 12.00

496. GORR: Arias - Lohengrin, Tristan, Alceste, Werther, Don Carlo, Trovatore, Cav, Samson, Orfeo. Cluytens/Paris Opera. [French-only notes; in sturdy jacket with dowel spine like early Angels] La Voix de Son Maitre FALP-615. A-(outer grooves B+) 10.00

497. GYURKOVICS: Arias - Lucia, Linda, Don Pasquale, Rigoletto, Don Giovanni, Barber, Dinorah, Hunyadi Laszlo, Falstaff, Ballo. Misc conductors/orchs. Qualiton LPX-11393. A- 7.00

498. HEROLD: (Vilhelm): Arias - Cid, Africana, Pecheurs, Carmen, Lohengrin, Boheme, Tosca, Cav, Pag(2), Traviata, Forza, Aida; Songs of Lange-Muller(2), Grieg & Svendsen. Rococo 6238. A- 12.00

499. HIOLSKI: Schubert - Schwanengesang. Marchwinski, piano. Muza XL-0695. A--(c/c) 10.00

500.*HOFFMAN: (Peter): Selections from Meistersinger(2), Walkure(2), Siegfried; Rienzi, Tannhauser & Lohengrin. Fischer/Stuttgart Radio Orch. [dig; German pressing] CBS D-38931. A- to A 8.00

501. HOPF: Wagner Arias - Lohengrin(3), Meistersinger(3), Rienzi, Walkure, Dutchman. Moralt/Vienna Symphony. Philips N-00732 R. A- 12.00

502.*JUNGWIRTH: Songs of Brahms(3), Wolf(3), Schumann(5), Schubert(4). Brenn, pf. Decca SXL-6514. A- 12.00

503. JURINAC: Arias - Butterfly(2; 1959); Forza(2; 1955); Don Carlo(1958); Onegin(1961); Rosenkavalier(1975); Freischutz(1956). [all live] Legendary LR-105. A- 9.00

504.*KALMAR: (Magda): Handel - Two Cantatas: Delirio Amoroso; Nel Dolce del'Oblio. Sandor/Liszt Ch Orch. [Grand Prix du Disque] Hungaroton SLPX-11653. A-(c/c) 7.00

505. KAROLIK (Maxim): Russian Art Songs. Balakirev(2), Borodin(5), Cui, Dargomyshky, Gretchaninoff, Mussorgsky(6), Rachmaninoff(2), Rimsky-Korsakoff(5), Tchaikovsky(6), Tcherepnin. Pianists: Kalman Novak in 3 songs; Tan Crone in one; Robert Pettit in the rest. [box crushed, but both spine and cover saved and glued to a new box; no notes - as issued?] Unicorn UNS-2(3). B+(occasionally B; one band B-) 32.00



KORJUS: See also #747, 769, 789.

506.*KUHSE: (Hanne-Lore) - Songs of Schubert(6), Wolf(3), Brahms(6), Dvorak(2). Iimore, piano. [Only in print 9/67 - 4/70] [WD labels] RCA LSC-2967. A- 10.00

507. KURZ: (Selma): Arias - Magic Flute, Rigoletto(2), Ernani, Trovatore, Traviata, Dinorah, Ballo, Mignon; Songs of Taubert, Gounod, Bach, Godard, Toselli & Kreisler. [recorded 1923; German-only notes] Lebendige Vergangenheit LV 253. A- 6.00

508. KURZ: Arias - Flute, Ernani, Lakme, Trovatore(2), Sonnambula, Perle du Brasil, Rigoletto, Puritani, Dinorah, Etoile. Rubini GV-89. A- 7.00

509. KURZ: Re Pastore, Barber, Il Pensieroso, Sonnambula(2), Sheba, Mignon, Ernani, Trovatore, Rigoletto, Traviata, Boheme(6), Butterfly; Songs of Taubert, Fonenailles, Gounod, Kreisler, Toselli, Arditi & Reger. [rec 1908-24] Pearl GEM-121/2(2). A- 14.00

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510. KURZ: Vol. 2: Arias - Sonnambula(2), Puritani, Traviata, Boheme(2), Huguenots; Songs of Arditi(2), Chopin, Gounod, Handel & Taubert. [rec 1923-24; German-only notes] Lebendige Vergangenheit LV 1334. A- 6.00

511. LAWRENCE: (Marjorie): Arias - Alceste, Dido, Sigurd; Brunnhilde's Immolation; Two Duets from Lohengrin with Maricl Singher and Yvonne Brothier. Rococo 5349. A- 12.00

512. LEHMANN: Schubert - Die Schone Mullerin. Ulanowsky, piano. [recorded 1942; early "2-eyes" labels; demo copy] Col ML-5996. FS(spine open, LP still sealed in plastic) 15.00

513. LEIDER: Arias - Armide, Don Giovanni, Fidelio, Tristan(2), Walkure(4), Siegfried, Gotterdammerung, Parsifal. Songs - Wagner (2 Wesendonck), Schubert(3), Schumann(4) & Wolf(2). [Recorded 1927-31 & 1941-42; arias mostly accompanied by Barbirolli & Blech] Electrola 1C147-30785/6(2). A- to A 16.00

514. LEISNER: Arias - St. Matthew, Carmen, Tristan, Serse & Rheingold; Songs of Becker, Handel, Strauss, Brahms, Schubert(2). Club 99 CL-99-62. A- 10.00

515.*LIGENDZA: Handel - Nine German Arias. Ch Ens. DGG 2536 380. A- to A 9.00

516. LIPP: Strauss - Voices of Spring. Fricsay/BPO. Side 2: Tales from the Vienna Woods. Knabl, zither; Leitner/Bamberg Sym. [10-inch] Decca DL-4041. A- 15.00

517. LORENZ: Wagner - Selections from Rienzi, Tannhauser & Walkure. With Schmitt-Walter, baritone; Reining, soprano; Orchs conducted by Rother & Schuler. [German-only notes] Heliodor 88029. A- to A 11.00

518.*LUXON: Mussorgsky - Songs & Dances of Death; Sunless; 3 Songs. Willison, piano. Argo ZRG-708. A- 7.00

519. MACNEIL: Arias from Rigoletto(3), Pag, Gioconda, Otello, Ernani, Forza, Nabucco & Macbeth. Parnassus PAR-1015. FS 8.00

520. MAYERHOFER: (Elfie): Viennese favorites by Strauss(2), Schmidseder(2), Lehar & Wehle. Burkhart/Radio Beromunster Orch. [10-inch] London LPS-45. C-(disappointing, but scarce: stopgap?) 4.00

521.*MCINTYRE: Wagner Monologues - Dutchman, Meistersinger(2), Lohengrin & Walkure. Matheson/New Zealand Sym. German RCA PRL 1-9079. A-(c/c) 7.00

522. MELBA: The American Recordings, 1907-1916. Lovely production in commemoration of 50 years of the Australian Broadcasting Commission, 1982. Includes TWO illustrated booklets: one with complete texts of the seventy or so songs and arias included; the other with essays and details regarding the Melba collection at the Performing Arts Museum in Melbourne. RCA VRL5-0365(5). A- to A(lovely Australian pressings) 59.00

523. MELCHIOR: Excerpts from The Student Prince. Wilson; Sweetland; Lane; Victor Young/Orch & Male Cho. [10-inch] Decca DL-7008. B+ 9.00

524. MELCHIOR: Wagner - Selections from Rienzi, Meistersinger, Tannhauser, Walkure(3), Siegfried(2), Tannhauser; two Wesendonck lieder. [recorded 1923-24; German-only notes] Heliodor 2548 749. A- to A 11.00

525. MELCHIOR: 50th Anniversary Album: Arias (some sung in Danish) - Traviata, Trumpeter von Sackingen (Nessler), Walkure, Tosca(2), Lohengrin(2), Liden Kirsten (Hartmann), Africana, Aida, Meistersinger, Siegfried, Otello(5), 12th Night (Heise), Pag, Kaddara (Borresen). Songs of Kjeruff, Heise(2), Weyse(2), Trad, Mortensen. [recorded 1913-1960 (almost all from 1920's)] Asco LP-121(2). A- 10.00

526. MELCHIOR: Memorial, Vol 4: Selections from Lohengrin (1920); Walkure (1920); Tosca (two from 1920); Liden Kirsten (1920); Wennerberg - Gluntarne (numbers 7 - 12, inclusive). Songs (all recorded 1920) of Lange-Muller, Allen, Andersen(3), Kjellerup, Heise(3), Rygaard(2), Bonnen & Howalt. [blank jacket] Unique Opera UORC-165. B+(ticks off & on last 4 bands side 1) 8.00

527. MELCHIOR: Memorial: Selections from Lohengrin (1950); Siegfried (1937); Walkure (1943); Tannhauser (1944); Tosca (two; 1942); Meistersinger (1937); Vive la compagne (1966, at age 76). [blank jacket] Unique Opera UORC-158. A- 9.00



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528. MICHEAU: Debussy - La Damoiselle Elue (Collard, mezzo). Chabrier - Ode a la Musique; 2 Arias from Roi Malgre Lui (Mollien, tenor). Fournet/PCO; Brasseur Cho. London LL-639. B(U.S. pressing) 8.00

529.*MILASHKINA: Arias - Don Carlo, Aida(2), Forza, Trovatore(2). Ermler/Bolshoi Theatre Orch. Melodiya C-01199-200. A- 12.00

530.*MINTON: Mahler - Songs of a Wayfarer; Four Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn. Solti/CSO. London OS-26195. A-(c/c) 10.00

531.*MOJICA: "Requiem Lirico" - Collection of 30 songs - notes Spanish, but looks as if discs are basically one-each devoted to Mexican songs, Italian songs, and Spanish Christmas songs. [Mexican issue] Orfeon LP-JM-131(3). A-(brief, lgt snd, beg side 1, disc #2) 24.00

532. MOLINARI: Arias - Rigoletto(3), Due Foscari(2), Trovatore, Gioconda, Tannhauser(2), Traviata, Andrea & Barber. OASI 553. A- 8.00

533. MUNTEANU: Songs of Scarlatti(2), Caccini, Bellini(3), Schubert, Debussy(6), Bartok. Symposium 1008. A- 7.00

534.*NOVAK: (Richard): Arias - Rusalka, Vixen, Don Giovanni, Luisa Miller, Boris, Don Carlos & Walkure. Jilek/Brno Opera Orch. Panton 8116 0020. A- 12.00

535. OBUKHOVA: Arias from Sadko, Pique Dame, Carmen, Samson & Werther. [blank cover; Russian-only label] Melodiya 020575/76. A- 9.00

536. OBUKHOVA: Neapolitan Songs; Old Songs (11). [Russian-only notes] Melodiya 015431-32. A- 9.00

537. OBUKHOVA: Songs & Romances (14) by Gretchaninov, Ippolitov-Ivanov, Gurilev, Tarnovsky & Sheremetiev. Sakharov, piano. [blank jacket; Russian-only label] Melodiya 024135/36. A- 12.00

538. OESTVIG: (Karl Aagaard): Arias - Lohengrin(2), Meistersinger(3), Walkure. RICHARD SCHUBERT: Walkure, Siegfried(2), Tristan, Queen of Sheba & Pag. [recorded 1921-22; Austrian issue; German-only notes] Lebendige Vergangenheit LV 28. A- 6.00

539. PARSI-PETTINELLA: (Armida): Arias - Andrea, Re di Lahore, Norma, Ballo, Huguenots(2), Giulietta e Romeo, Favorita(2), Samson(2), Gioconda, Forza(2) & Trovatore; Songs of Gounod, Faini, Puccini & Costa. Club 99 CL-99-106. A- 6.00

540.*PASHLEY: Berlioz - Death of Cleopatra; Death of Ophelia; Sa la Biagneuse; Meditation Religieuse. Davis/ECO; St. Anthony Singers. Oiseau-Lyre SOL-304. A- 9.00

541. PINZA: Arias - Boris(3), Don Carlos, Simon, Gioconda, Barber, Don Giovanni(2), Norma, Mignon, Juive, Boheme. Odyssey Y-31148. FS 6.00

542. PINZA: Arias - Ernani, Roberto, Le Caid, Don Carlo, Norma, Faust, Figaro, Magic Flute, Juive(2), Trovatore & Verdi Requiem. [recorded 1927-39] English RCA VIC-1217. A- 16.00

543. PINZA: Arias - Mose, Norma(2), Puritani, Lucia, Favorita(2), Juive(2), Faust(2), Mignon, Trovatore(2), Forza, Simon, Mefistofele(2), Verdi Requiem. [recorded 1923-24] EMI HLM-1435561. A- 12.00

544. POLI-RANDACCIO: (Tina): Arias - Norma, Ballo, Otello, Gioconda, Butterfly, Suor Angelica, La Wally, Cav, Andrea Chenier & Aida(2). Rococo 5378. A- 12.00

545. PONSELLE: "Rosa Ponselle...live!" Concert recordings (she introduces some selections) of arias from Don Giovanni(2), Semiramide, Fedra, Vestale, Cav, Alceste, Carmen(4), Samson, Aida, Otello, Traviata, Trovatore & Forza; plus eight songs. [recorded 1934-36] MDP 012(2). A- 20.00

546.*POPP: Songs of Dvorak(4), Kodaly(4), Janacek(9) & Prokofiev(4). Parsons, piano. [German-only notes] Acanta 40 23 330. A- to A 12.00

547.*PREY: Schumann - Dichterliebe; Kerner Lieder; Liederkreis. Engel, piano. Vox STDL-5562(2). A- 11.00

548.*RAMEY: Operatic Villain Arias - Mefistofele (4), Don Giovanni (2), Faust (2), Tales, Robert le Diable & Attila. [Live; 1978-85; misc conductors - mostly Rudel] Legendary LR-209. A- 8.00

549. REINHARDT: (Delia): Arias - Walkure(2), Meistersinger, Lohengrin(2), Freischutz, Figaro(2) & Tannhauser. [German-only notes] Discophilia KG-R-1. A-(few brief scrs) 7.00



LP's: Vocalists - continued
550.*ROBESON: "The Essential Paul Robeson." Two sides devoted to seventeen selections from 1958 Carnegie Hall concert (inc. Mussorgsky, Bach, Schubert, Kern, Traditional; Booth, piano); then the RCA recording of "Ballad for Americans" and thirteen more traditional songs. Vanguard VSD-57/58(2). A- 16.00

551. ROBIN: Arias - Magic Flute(2), Manon Lescaut; Songs of Grieg (Peer Gynt), Koechlin, Delibes, dell'Acqua(2), Fevrier, Gallini, Benedict, Grothe & Richepin. [French-only notes; rec 1942-49] Pathe 2C061-12096. A- 12.00

552. SCHIPA: (Vol. 2): Arias - Don Giovanni(2), Sonnambula, Elisir, Lucia, Martha, Rigoletto, Traviata(2), Manon, L'Arlesiana, Xerxes; Ave Maria; Liszt song. [recorded 1923-30; German-only notes] Lebendige Vergangenheit LV 219. A- 6.00

553. SCHLUSNUS: Mahler - Songs of a Wayfarer. Strauss - Three Songs. Zillig/Hessian Radio Orch (in both). Songs of Schubert(4), Brahms(2), Wolf(4) (Peschko, Raucheisen, Rupp, pianists). [German-only notes] Heliodor 88 020. A- to A 11.00

554. SCHLUSNUS: Songs of Schubert (seven from Schwanengesang; two from Schone Mullerin) & Strauss (8). Misc pianists. [German-only notes] Heliodor 2548 729. A- to A 11.00

555. SCHOENE: (Lotte): Arias - Turandot(2), Carnival of Venice, Magic Flute, Cosi, Merry Wives, Don Pasquale, Manon(2); Songs of Rossini & Schubert. Club 99 CL-99-11. A- 8.00

556.*SCHREIER: German Folksongs (38). Dunckel, piano; Mauersberger/Dresdner Kreuzchor. Telefunken 6.48085(2). A- to A 10.00

557. SCOTTO: Arias - Armida (1975; Queler); Pirata (final scene, 1979; Maazel); Medea (1979; Maazel); Anna Bolena (final scene, 1975; Queler). Legendary LR-108. A- 9.00

558.*SHTOKOLOV: Nine Russian Songs & Romances. Melodiya C-01277-78. A- 10.00

559.*SILLS: Bellini & Donizetti Heroines - Linda, Capuleti, Lucia, Roberto, Sonnambula, Rosmonda. Jalas/Vienna Volksoper. West WST-17143. A-(includes several reviews & concert programs) 12.00

560. SLOBODSKAYA: A Recital of Russian Songs. Side 1 (from 78 rpm): Folksongs(3), Gretchaninov(4), Borodin(2), Balakirev; Tatiana's Letter Scene from Eugen Onegin. Side 2: Rachmaninov(3), Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev & Stravinsky(3). Mostly accompanied by Ivor Newton, piano; aria is with Fistoulari/LSO; [This copy of the British issue is in the jacket for the U.S. issue, London 5678; Slobodskaya introduces several of the later songs in English; only in print in the U.S. from 8/63-5/66] Decca LXT-5663. A- 16.00

561. SOLARI: (Cristy): Arias - Barber, Luisa Miller, Lucrezia, Puritani, Don Pasquale, Martha, Mignon(2), Elisir, Puritani, Linda, Werther & Lucia. [all from Columbia electrics] OASI 612. A- 8.00

562.*SOUZAY: Gounod Songs (16). Baldwin, piano. [French-only notes] French EMI 2C065-12597. A- 10.00

563. SOUZAY: Gounod Songs (7). Bonneau, piano. [10-inch] British Decca LW-5097. A- 18.00

564.*SOUZAY: Schumann - Dichterliebe; Sechs Gedichte und Requiem; 3 more songs. Baldwin, piano. Epic BC-1110. A- 12.00

565.*SOUZAY: Strauss Songs (17). Baldwin, piano. Philips PHS-900-060. A- to B++ 7.00

566. STEFFE: (Edwin): Songs of Foster(2), Gershwin, Edwards, Porter, Bennett, Jacoby; arias from Pag & Andrea Chenier; selections from Most Happy Fella, South Pacific, Without a Song, Desert Song, Vagabond King. [recorded 1947-67] OASI 655. A- 9.00

567.*STOROJEV: Russian Nostalgia - 20 Songs arranged by David Ashkenazy (piano). [dig] Chandos ABRD-1437. A- to A 7.00

568.*STREISAND: "Classical Barbra" - Songs of Debussy, Canteloube, Wolf, Faure(2), Orff, Handel(2), Schumann & Ogerman. Ogerman/Col Sym. Col M-33452. A- 10.00

569.*SUTHERLAND: "Sings Noel Coward" - 12 Selections from Conversation Piece, Bitter Sweet, Operette, After the Ball, Pacific 1860. Bonynge/Orch. [Coward also appears in 2 items] London OS-25992. A- 12.00



LP's: Vocalists - continued
570. SWARTHOUT: Chausson - Poeme de l'Amour et de la Mer (Monteux/RCA Victor Sym); French Art Songs [Berlioz, Hahn, Debussy, Duparc, Hillemacher, Clergue, Poulenc(3)] (Trovillo, piano). [recorded in 1952 and 1953] RCA LM-1793. A--(songs are B+; little writing on back cover) 25.00

571. SYDNEY: (Lorna): Brahms - Songs for Alto, Viola & Piano (Morowetz, viola); Nachtigall; Die Liebsten Schwur. Schumann - Liederkreis. Loibner, piano. [scarce - my first copy of this!] Vanguard VRS-411. B to B+ 16.00

572. TE KANAWA: Arias & Scenes from La Boheme (all her major scenes; with Domingo; Krause; Fernandez; Soyer; Santi, conductor); and Faust (all her major scenes; with Burrows & Treigle; Mackerras, conductor). [Live; no details given; no notes] HRE 371(2). A-(box has neat tape repair) 11.00

TEBALDI: See also #29, 35, 74, 212, 219, 357, 400, 411, 421, 439, 624, 625.

573. THILL: French Opera Arias - Alceste, Iphigenie, Joseph(Mehul), Les Abencerages(Cherubini), Wm Tell, Juive, Huguenots, Africaine, Damnation, Troyens, Faust(5), Mireille, Romeo(2), Carmen, Samson(3), Herodiade, Manon(4), Cid(2), Werther(2), Sapho, Lakme, Sigurd, Attaque du Moulin(Bruneau), Fortunio(Messager), Marouf(2), Rolande et le Mauvais Garcon(Rabaud). [wonderful detail in 126-page booklet, but it is in French only] La Voix de Son Maitre 290 1933(5). A- to A 32.00

574. TRAUBEL: "Old Vienna" - Merry Widow Waltz; Vienna, City of My Dreams; four more Viennese favorites. Frank Black/RCA Orch. [10-inch; rare!] RCA LM-39. B 26.00

575. TRAUBEL: Wagner: Tristan - Isolde's Narrative & Curse; Lohengrin - Elsa's Dream; Walkure - Du bist der Lenz; Fort denn eile. Weissmann/RCA Victor Orch. [10-inch] RCA LRM-7031. B+(crackle beg sd 2) 45.00

576.*TUCKER: Kol Nidre Service. Composed & conducted by Sholom Secunda. Col MS-6085. A-(c/c) 9.00

577.*TUCKER: Passover Seder Festival. Composed by Sholom Secunda, who also conducts choir. Col MS-6336. A-(early "2-eyes" labels) 9.00

578.*VERLOOY: Arias & Duets - Rigoletto(3), La Wally & Lucia(2). Dubuc, baritone; Bellugi/Vienna Sym. Pavane ADW-7128. A- to A 8.00

579. WARENSKJOLD: Dvorak - Gypsy Songs; Love Songs. Grieg - Songs (8). Greeley/Concert Arts Sym. Capitol P-8247. B- to B+(varies) 6.00

580.*WUNDERLICH: Arias - Xerxes, Magic Flute(2), Elisir, Rigoletto(2), Boheme, Tosca(2), Turandot(2), Butterfly & Cav. Songs of Schubert (7 from Schone Mullerin; 2 more), Beethoven(2) & Brahms(2). Misc assisting artists. [German-only notes] Eurodisc 301-185-370(2). A- to A(c/c) 11.00

581.*WUNDERLICH: Operetta Arias - Giuditta, Zarewitsch, Land of Smiles(4), Grafin Mariza(2), Waltz Dream(3), Vogelhandler(3), Fledermaus(3), Rose von Stambul(5). Marszalek/Cologne Radio Orch. [German-only notes] German RCA VL-30318(2). FS 11.00

582. ZABERS: (Janis; Latvian tenor; 1935-73): Arias - Tosca(2), Fanciulla, Cav(2), Pique Dame(3), Traviata, Rigoletto, Trovatore. Melodiya 031463-4. A- 12.00
LP's: Vocalists - Duets
583.*DOMINGO/PRICE: Duets from Otello, Ballo, Manon Lescaut, Butterfly. Santi/NPO. RCA ARL1-0840. FS 8.00

584.*GEDDA & LEANDERSON: Eight Swedish Duets; Gunnar Wennerberg - Ur Gluntarne (song cycle). Eyron, piano. Bluebell 166. A- to A 7.00



585. SCOTTO & CARRERAS: Scenes from Traviata(5), I Lombardi & Butterfly. [no other details given] ERR 123-1. A-(lgt tks 1/4-inch sd 2) 9.00

AUDIOPHILE AND SPECIAL LABEL RECORDS
The following several sections are devoted to listings of records by manufacturer in order of prefix and issue number. In most of these cases, either an individual item or a whole series has a following among groups of collectors on the basis of either quality of recorded sound to begin with or of pressing vintage (or both); in some cases (audiophile or not) the label per se has so devoted a following that it makes sense to list discs here rather than in an artist or repertoire category. Since many of these audiophiles are also followers of The Abso!ute Sound magazine, I have also included notations when I have found reviews or comments regarding specific discs in this publication. These take the form of the issue number followed by a colon, then the page number, i.e. [38:155]. Please consult these references directly if you are interested in what TAS has said. Their content in generally favorable, but they are not always so. Also, I have included these references even in cases where TAS has discussed or listed a different issue of the same recording I have listed (for example, a domestic vs. an imported pressing, or a reissue vs. original issue). So do not automatically assume that a TAS reference means a rave review of the specific item listed. When the letter "L" follows one of these notes, it means that the item was included on Harry Pearson's list on that page in that issue (rather than meaning that the item received an actual review or comment). [If you have an interest in the early Columbia pressings with "2-eyes" labels, or the even earlier "6-eyes" pressings, here is where they are in this catalog: #192, 209, 512, 577, 1022, 1068, 1100, 1121, 1138, 1169, 1171, 1322, 1380, 1415, 1463, 1485, 1501, 1513, 1525, 1546, 1627, 1645, 1647, 1667, 1670-1, 1682, 1704, 1707, 1709, 1722, 1786, 1827, 1863-5, 1867, 1869-71, 1873-5, 1927, 1938, 1941-2, 1945-7, 1950, 1954, 1996- & 2012.]
LP's: Angels
All of the mono Angels below (except as noted) are early British pressings from the period 1953-58 when Dario Soria was Angel's president. Except as noted otherwise, these copies are deluxe editions, with fine art work on the covers, extra heavy sleeves & dowel-rod spines (boxed sets did not have the dowel-rod spines). In some cases the copy is in thrift edition ("th"), wherein the same fine pressings were packaged in simple sleeves w/o notes and sold for lower prices than the deluxe editions. Stereo items are usually either early pressings or other stereo Angels here when their EMI incarnations have been particularly popular.
586. 3512(3): BEETHOVEN - Quartets # 1 - #6 (Op.18). Hungarian Quartet. [scarce set; includes copies of the scores] A-(pristine!) 17.00

587. 3571(3): PUCCINI - Turandot. Callas; Schwarzkopf; Nessi; Zaccaria; Fernandi; Serafin/La Scala. A-(fine; earliest British pressings of course) 20.00

588. 35229: CHINESE OPERA - Excerpts from eight operas. Official Ensemble of the People's Republic of China. [Recorded in Paris at 2nd International Festival of Dramatic Art, 1955] A--(1/4-in scr sd 2; box has moderate damage) 8.00

589. 35332: BRAHMS - Sonatas #1 & #2 for Violin & Piano. Kogan; Mitnik. A- 35.00

590. 35344: PROKOFIEV - Violin Concerto #2 (Cameron/LSO). MOZART - Concerto #3 (Ackermann/PO). Leonid Kogan. A-(British pressing in thrift edition w/o notes) 11.00

591. 35363: BEETHOVEN - Piano Sonatas #30 & #31. Gieseking. A-(no dowel spine) 7.00

592. 35436: LISZT - Piano Concerto #1; Hungarian Fantasy. Cziffra; Dervaux/PCO. A- 9.00

593. 35566: TCHAIKOVSKY - Symphony #5. Silvestri/PO. A- 20.00

594. 35622: DVORAK - Symphony #8; Carnaval Overture. Silvestri/LPO. A- 8.00

595.*S-35947: Siegfried's Rhine Journey; Forest Murmurs; Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla; Ride of the Valkyries; Parsifal Act I Prelude; Tannhauser Act 3 Prelude. Klemperer/PO. [blue labels] A- 8.00

596.*S-36843: PROKOFIEV: Alexander Nevsky. Reynolds; Previn/LSO/Cho. [Bishop; Parker] A- 8.00

597.*S-37285: SHOSTAKOVICH - Symphony #5. Previn/CSO. [quad] [Bishop; Parker] A- 6.00



LP's: Londons
The very early [c.1958-1963] blue-backed issues with "FFSS" on the label are designated [bb]. All of the items listed below are British pressings unless otherwise noted.
598.*CS-6082: SCHUMANN - Piano Concerto. WEBER - Konzertstuck. Gulda; Andreae/VPO. [bb; FFSS] A- 25.00

599.*CS-6092: BEETHOVEN - Symphony #5. Solti/VPO. [bb; FFSS] A- 25.00

600. CS-6116: GLAZUNOV - The Seasons. Wolff/PCO. A-(blue-backed jacket, but not FFSS labels) 15.00

601.*CS-6189: BEETHOVEN - Symphony #3. Ansermet/OSR. [bb; FFSS] A-- 25.00

602.*CS-6191: MENDELSSOHN - Symphony #3; Hebrides Overture. Maag/LSO. [TAS 44:178] A-(bb jacket, but NOT FFSS labels!) 18.00

603.*CS-6240: PROKOFIEV - Romeo & Juliet (excerpts). Ansermet/OSR. A-(a little writing on back cov) 16.00

604.*CS-6243: BACH - Suites #2 & 3; Sinfonia from Cantata #12; Sonata from Cantata #31. Ansermet/OSR. A-(c/c; minor cover scuffs) 16.00

605.*CS-6359: RACHMANINOV - Piano Concerto #3. Ashkenazy; Fistoulari/LSO. A- 7.00

606.*CS-6395: PERGOLESI - Flute Concerti #1 & #2; Concerti Armonici #5 & #6. Rampal; Munchinger/Stuttgart Ch Orch. A- 8.00

607.*CS-6424: NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF SPAIN - Preludes & intermezzi fr zarzuelas by Gimenez, Vives, Soutullo/Vert, Chueca/Valverde, Guerrero, Luna, Guridi, Serrano. Fruhbeck de Burgos. (cov scuffy) 15.00

608.*CS-6428: TCHAIKOVSKY - Symphony #3. Maazel/VPO. A- 9.00

609.*CS-6525: DVORAK - Symphony #3; Hussite Overture. Kertesz/LSO. A- 9.00

610.*CS-6536: LALO - Namouna Ballet Music; Rapsodie for Orchestra. Ansermet/OSR. A- 11.00

611.*CS-6657: DELIUS - Piano Concerto. DEBUSSY - Fantasie for Piano & Orch. Kars; Gibson/LSO. A- 12.00

612.*CS-6682: SCHUBERT - Symphonies #4 & #5. Kertesz/VPO. [nice added timpani stroke in coda of 1st movement] A- 8.00

613.*CS-6738: LISZT - Battle of the Huns; Orpheus; Mazeppa. Mehta/LAPO. [TAS 69:150 (TAS quotes wrong #, but this is the record they mean)] A-(s/s) 12.00

614.*CS-6775: RACHMANINOV - Piano Concerto #3. Ashkenazy; Previn/LSO. A--(c/c) 7.00

615.*CS-6945: VERDI - Ballet Music from Otello (Act 3); I Vespri Siciliani (The Four Seasons); Don Carlos (Act 3). Maazel/CO. [Woolcock; Moorfoot, Parry & Law] A-(c/c) 12.00

616.*CS-7080: TCHAIKOVSKY - Suite #3. Maazel/VPO. [Mallinson; Lock; Sofiensaal, 1977] A- 12.00

617.*CS-7082: SCHUMANN - Piano Concerto; Introduction & Allegro in G, Op.92; Introduction & Allegro in d, Op.134. Ashkenazy; Segal/LSO. [Raeburn; Wilkinson; Kingsway Hall; fine disc - not often seen] A- 11.00

618.*CSA-2221(2): LISZT - A Faust Symphony (Krenn, baritone); Mephisto Waltz; Nocturnal Procession. Ansermet/OSR; Lausanne Cho. A- 30.00

619.*CSA-2312(3): PROKOFIEV - Romeo & Juliet (complete ballet). Maazel/CO. [Woolcock; Moorfoot & Parry; TAS 6:185; 34:178; 73:148L] A- to A(usually quiet British pressings) 21.00

620.*CSA-2314(3): PROKOFIEV - The Five Concerti (Ashkenazy; Previn/LSO); Ashkenazy conducts Classical Symphony; Overture on Hebrew Themes; Autumnal (his first recorded conducting?). [D] A- 18.00

621.*OS-25102: INGE BORKH RECITAL. STRAUSS - Final Scene from Salome. BEETHOVEN - AH, Perfido! WEBER - Ozean! Du Ungeheuer! (from Oberon). Krips/VPO. [bb] A- 25.00

622.*OS-25106: ROSSINI ARIAS - Barber(2), Italiana(3), Stabat Mater, Semiramide, Cenerentola. Berganza; Gibson/LSO. [bb] A- 9.00

LP's: Londons - continued
623.*OS-25111: SUTHERLAND - Operatic Recital: Ernani, Vespri, Linda, Lucia(2). Santi/PCO. [bb] A- 7.00

624.*OS-25120: RENATA TEBALDI - Operatic Arias. Turandot, Manon Lescaut, Butterfly, Traviata, Forza, Andrea Chenier & Mefistofele. ASCR; misc conductors. [bb] A- 18.00

625.*OS-25193: PUCCINI - Turandot (highlights). Borkh; Tebaldi; Del Monaco; Corena; Erede/ASCR. [bb/FFSS] A-(AUTOGRAPHED faintly by Tebaldi)\ 12.00

626.*OS-25219: FERNANDO CORENA - Four Mozart Concert Arias for Bass; Excerpts from Il Maestro di Cappella (Cimarosa). Quadri/ROHCG. [bb] A- 18.00

627.*OS-25702: DONIZETTI - Lucia di Lammermoor (excerpts). Sutherland; Merrill; Siepi; Pritchard/ASCR. [bb] A- 9.00

628.*OSA-1294(2): VERDI - Requiem. Price; Elias; Bjoerling; Tozzi; Reiner/VPO; Cho. [London reissue of RCA Soria Series original; Smith; Brown; TAS re the RCA release: 88:160-2; 130:73] A- 25.00

629.*OSA-13108(3): PUCCINI - Turandot. Sutherland; Pavarotti; Caballe; Ghiaurov; Krause; Pears; Mehta/LPO. [Minshull & Woolcock; Wilkinson & Lock; TAS 43:159; 65:158L] A- 18.00

630.*PS-202: OPERETTA MEMORIES - Selections by Strauss(2), Lehar(5), Kalman(2) & Straus. Mantovani/His Orch. [fold-open album with bound-in booklet] A- 11.00

631.*STS-15013: MUSIC IN LONDON 1670-1770. Works of Arne, Avison, J.C.Bach, Boyce, Locke & Purcell. Hurwitz/ECO. FS 8.00

632.*STS-15028: STRAVINSKY - Renard (Senechal; Cuenod; Rehfuss; Depraz; Arato); Apollon Musagete. Ansermet/OSR. [from CS-6034; Ansermet conducted Renard's premiere in 1922] A- 8.00

633.*STS-15037: DVORAK - Serenade for Strings. Kubelik/Israel Phil. [from CS-6032] A- 8.00

634.*STS-15096/7(2): SMETANA - Ma Vlast. Kubelik/VPO. [from CSA-2202] A- 13.00

635.*STS-15110: BARTOK - Concerto for Orchestra. Ansermet/OSR. [from CS-6086] A- 8.00

636.*STS-15117: CHARPENTIER - Impressions of Italy. Wolff/PCO. [fr LL-1511; 1st stereo issue in US?] A- 8.00

637.*STS-15125: DVORAK - Symphony #7. Kubelik/VPO. [from CS-6083] A- 7.00

638.*STS-15188: ELGAR - Enigma Variations. BRAHMS - Haydn Variations. Monteux/LSO. [Walker; Wilkinson & Windebank; from RCA LSC-2418: see TAS 60:126; 88:168-70] A- 8.00

639.*STS-15217: French Overtures - Le Roi d'Ys; Le Domino Noir; Zampa; Belle Helene; Fra Diavolo; Orpheus in Hades. Ansermet/OSR. [from CS-6205] A- 8.00
LP's: London Phase-4 Stereo
640.*SP-44070: THAT ALDRICH FEELING - Ronnie Aldrich & His Two Pianos. A- 8.00

641.*SP-44072: STRAIGHT AHEAD - Johnny Keating. A- 8.00

642.*SP-44144: MUSIC FROM GREAT FILM CLASSICS - Bernard Herrmann conducts his music from Snows of Kilimanjaro, Citizen Kane, Devil & Daniel Webster & Jane Eyre. LPO. [D'Amato & Barrett; Bannister] A- 11.00

643.*SPC-21006: MUSSORGSKY-STOKOWSKI - Pictures at an Exhibition. DEBUSSY-STOKOWSKI - The Engulfed Cathedral. Stokowski/NPO. [TAS 3:154; 4:238L; 11:389L; 12:513] [Fascinating to hear the different choices Stokowski makes in his orchestration from the familiar Ravel effort; Ravel's quiet woodwind passage in the Great Gate is here turned into quite a wonderful Russian hymn for the massed strings] A- 20.00

644.*SPC-21094: SATIE - Adventures of Mercury; Jack in the Box; La Belle Excentrique. MILHAUD - Saudades do Brazil. Herrmann/London Festival Orch. [Few; Bannister] A-(c/c) 16.00

645.*SPC-21139: BEETHOVEN - Symphony #7; Egmont Overture. Stokowski/NPO. A-(c/c) 12.00



LP's: London Phase-Four Stereo - continued
646.*SPC-21159: PUCCINI - La Boheme (extended excerpts for orchestra alone). Camarata/Kingsway Sym. [Few; Lilley] A-(c/c) 7.00

647.*SPC-21178: VAUGHAN WILLIAMS - English Folk Song Suite. IVES - Variations on "America." SIBELIUS - Finlandia. SMETANA - The Moldau. DVORAK - Slavonic Dance, Op.46, #1. Fiedler/BPS. [oddly scarce - first copy I've ever had!] A- 18.00


LP's: Mercuries
For the SR series (and some of the others) I am now replacing my previous pressing designation by means of label-type with designations by means of stamper numbers, since most of my customers seem to find that information more complete and useful. The FR's are the earliest stampers, followed by the RFR's, CFR's and M's. FR stampers no longer appeared in issues with numbers above about SR-90265 (some earlier numbers may also have been pressed first as RFR's), and there were no RFR's either above about SR-90500. Excellent (or mint) copies of Mercury's early stereo pressings (particularly those with the early FR stampers), like those of most companies in the late 50's and early 60's, sometimes grade A- but frequently have a degree of surface noise which falls a little below my audition grade of A-, yet is quieter than what I grade B+. These are graded "A- to B+." Items graded A- are very fine copies of very quiet pressings, and grades above that are exceptional.
648. EP-1-5010 (45 RPM; 7-INCH): BRAHMS - Rhapsodies: Op.79, #2; Op.119, #4. Abram Chasins, piano. A- 11.00

649. MG-10079: HAYDN - Symphony #6 ("Le Matin") & #13 ("Jupiter"). Hans Weisbach/Bamberg Sym. B- to C+(varies) 8.00

650. MG-10112: TCHAIKOVSKY - The Tempest; Hamlet. Rachmilovich/Stockholm Radio Orch. B 7.00

651. MG-15045: POP CONCERT FAVORITES - March Slav, Radetzky March, Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Treasure Waltz, Sabre Dance & Dance of Comedians from Bartered Bride. Jensen/Aarhus Civic Orchestra, Denmark. [10-inch] [MF-3/MF-3] A-(superb copy!) 11.00

652. MG-25190: RICHARD HAYMAN CONDUCTS HIS OWN COMPOSITIONS - Marianne; Dansero; Huckleberry Finn; Serenade to a Lost Love; four more. Composer/His Orch. [10-inch] B+ 12.00

653. MG-40010: PISTON - Symphony #3. Hanson/ERSO. [Golden Lyre label; recorded May, 1954; mono only of course] [MF-7/MF-2] B+ 17.00

654. MG-50044: WAGNER - Tristan Prelude & Liebestod; Forest Murmurs (Siegfried); Good Friday Spell (Parsifal); Flying Dutchman Overture. Paray/Detroit Sym. [Recorded Fall 1954, Spring 1955] [FR-8/FR-14] A-(lgt tks 1/8-in, Forest Murmurs, occ elsewhere) 10.00

655. MG-50046: RESPIGHI - Church Windows; Feste Romane. Dorati/Mpls. [Church Windows has famous all-time tam-tam crash (TAS 39:144; 58:134), but don't overlook this terrific performance (and impactful mono-only - November 20, 1954 - recording) of the Feste Romane!] [MF-11/MF-16] A-(superficial marks cause little or no snd) 32.00

656. MG-50054: TCHAIKOVSKY - Capriccio Italien; 1812 Overture. Dorati/Mpls; University of Minnesota Brass Band; Harkness Memorial Tower Bells (Yale); Bronze Cannon (Strasbourg, 1761). [Recorded December 4, 1954; the classic original spectacular 1812, but pstt... the Capriccio (recorded a year later) is even better! Deems Taylor narrates story of how cannon & bells were recorded; hard to find a copy not played to death.] [FR-13/FR-1] A-(a few ticks in run-in grooves, before music) 29.00

657. MG-50057: BRAHMS - Symphony #4. Paray/Detroit. [mono-only; rec March 26, 1955] [MF-6/MF-5] A- 20.00



LP's: Mercuries - continued
658. MG-50058: STRAVINSKY - Petrouchka. Mpls. [recorded April 6, 1955 (not March, as the cover states); mono only; not common; not to be confused with 1959 stereo remake] [MF-4/MF-5] A-- 20.00

659. MG-50129: HAYDN - Symphony #96. MOZART - Symphony #35. Paray/Detroit Sym. [TAS re stereo issue: 33:134] B+ 9.00

660.*SR-90049: GROFE - Grand Canyon Suite; Mississippi Suite. Hanson/ERSO. [TAS 34:177; CS-5/CS-7] A-(c/c) 23.00

661.*SR-90158: HANDEL (arr. Harty) - Water Music Suite; Royal Fireworks Music. Dorati/LSO. [TAS 36:167; 54:160+163] [M-3/RFR-2] A-(c/c) 13.00

662.*SR-90198: SCHUMANN - Symphony #1; Manfred Overture. Paray/Detroit. [RFR-2/RFR-1] A- 27.00

663.*SR-90234: WAGNER - Tannhauser Overture and Venusberg Music; Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan; Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin. Dorati/LSO. [TAS 34:178] [RFR-1/RFR-1] A- 25.00

664.*SR-90262: DVORAK - Symphony #9 (old #5). Paray/Detroit Sym. [PR-2/PR-2] A-(c/c) 45.00

665.*SR-90285: FRANCK - Symphony in d. Paray/Detroit Sym. [TAS 47:144] [RFR-1/RFR-1] A-/A--(a little ticking & crackle start side 2) 20.00

666.*SR-90300: PROKOFIEV - Piano Concerto #3. RACHMANINOFF - Piano Concerto #1. Janis; Kondrashin/Moscow Phil. [35mm film recording; first recording made by an American team in USSR] [TAS 34:179; 40:130L; 54:158] [CTFR-1/-1] A- 12.00

667.*SR-90310: BALALAIKA FAVORITES. Works of Tchaikovsky, Rimsky, Budashkin, Gorodovskaya, Mossolov, 9 more. Osipov State Russian Folk Orch. [35mm film recording; TAS 45:152; 54:158+163; 73:146L] [RFR-7/M-3] A-/A-- 16.00

668.*SR-90325: MORE MARCH FAVORITES - Trojan March; Crown Imperial; Marche Heroique; Wedding March; Children's March; Golden Ear; Egyptian March. Misc artists - taken from earlier releases. [PR-2/PR-2] A- 20.00

669.*SR-90375: BERLIOZ - Symphonie Fantastique; Corsair Overture; Royal Hunt & Storm. Paray/Detroit. [PR-2/PR-2] A-(c/c; little writing on back cover) 16.00

670.*SR-90426: BARTOK - The Wooden Prince. Dorati/LSO. [TAS 38:141-2] [RFR-4/RFR-2] A-- 13.00

671.*SR-90436: HAYDN - Symphonies #59 & #81. Dorati/Fest Ch Orch. [TAS 38:141] [PR-2/PR-2] A-(c/c) 12.00

672.*SRI-75007: HANSON - Symphony #2; Lament for Beowulf. Hanson/ERSO (and Cho, in Lament). [from SR-90192; TAS 30:139-40; 35:108; 65:156L] A- to A 11.00

673.*SRI2-77005(2): DELIBES - Sylvia (complete). Fistoulari/LSO. [fr SR2-9005; TAS 38:143] A- to A(c/c) 18.00



LP's: RCA's
I am now listing RCA's all together in one group when they are either early pressings in which customers have indicated an interest, or when they are later pressings of issues which have had a particular following. Records are listed alphanumerically by prefix and number. Codes for pressings refer to label types, and are given in brackets just before the grade at the end of the listing (e.g. [SD]). RCA pressing codes are as follows:
PD = Plum Dog (Nipper, the RCA/HMV dog, shown against a shaded plum background; used for the last RCA classical mono issues, c.1954-1958).

SD = Shaded Dog (as above, but with fire-engine red background; used during the early stereo era, c.1958-1963, for both mono and stereo classical issues except some Sorias).

WD = White Dog (also called "Plain Dog"; Nipper here is against an unshaded background of Christmas red; used for all classical issues except Sorias c.1964-1969).

ND = No Dog (large "RCA" in open white letters on left of label; c.1969-1977).

LD = Late Dog (small dog on upper right of label against dark red; c.1977 forward).

BL = Black label (for popular records almost exclusively)

CP = Canadian Pressing.

PL = Plum Label (for Victrola [VIC or VICS] issues, the earliest pressings, c. 1964-1968).

SS = Soria Series (special label of Christmas red with no dog used only for the Sorias; the first Sorias had SD labels, but switched to SS about 1961 - before WD era).
I am now also including the stamper numbers of each stereo disc (and some monos too) next to the pressing code. If the information is available I also show the names of the producer and engineer in another pair of brackets. Please note that for these issues - as for most records from the early stereo era - copies in apparently mint condition frequently grade "A- to B+" in my audition. Copies graded A- are very fine, and higher grades are quite extraordinary from this period.
I am beginning the RCA listings this time with a substantial group of the early Camden issues. Go to the next page for an introduction to these listings 

RCA Camden LP's
I am continuing my exploration of RCA’s Camden catalog via two or three remarkable collections I have acquired in recent years. Despite variable vinyl and the absence of program notes, many LP collectors (particularly of orchestral music) have a soft spot for these recordings. In many cases these were the only LP incarnations of what were some of the most memorable recordings of the 1930's and 1940's, and of course some have never re-appeared in any form at all. Camdens most often appear in disappointing copies since the vinyl used in the early pressings was frequently poor, and inner sleeves often flimsy or missing. The collectors of this group obviously sought out the very best pressings they could find; covers are also in uncommonly fine condition unless otherwise noted.
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