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by david gideon
Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Fanfare Thread: POSTIVE POSTS ONLY!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 4608

Re: New Fanfare Thread: POSTIVE POSTS ONLY!!!!

Some time ago I was contacted by Fanfare. They wanted to review ReDiscovery issues, but said in order to do so I would have to agree to advertise. There was even more to it than that, but I was told 'off the record' on the other stuff so I won't repeat it. I declined to sign up as an advertiser.
by david gideon
Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anybody know anything about Oscar Levant...
Replies: 34
Views: 11578

Re: Anybody know anything about Oscar Levant...

A pastiche in the style of Tchaikovsky, par for the course in 1930s Hollywood. He isn't named in the movie's credits, which list Samuel Kaylin as "musical director" and Charles Maxwell as orchestrator, but I should think that was at Levant's request. I don't think it sounds much like Tchaikovsky at...
by david gideon
Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Walter Goehr mms 2034 Part 1 (Beethoven) download
Replies: 5
Views: 1586

vintage stereo

By that time AF had become more of a budget label, and the pressings and masterings were better than typical of budget labels but not wholly up to snuff. Some of the Beethoven items were released on CD in Argentina: Beethoven 1 & 2 (Goehr & Gielen): Audio Fidelity 50017 Beethoven 3 (attributed to Gi...
by david gideon
Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Walter Goehr mms 2034 Part 1 (Beethoven) download
Replies: 5
Views: 1586

vintage stereo

Concert Hall was experimenting with stereo earlier than 1955. In fact, I was told by David Josefowitz they were recording in two channels as far back as 1952-53. Of course the MMS releases were mono, but they did issue some stereo tapes in the US, and the stereo masters were used by Audio Fidelity w...
by david gideon
Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Walter Goehr mms 2034 Part 1 (Beethoven) download
Replies: 5
Views: 1586

Goehr in stereo

Just as an fyi, the Goehr Beethoven 1 was recorded in stereo and later appeared on Audio Fidelity in stereo. The 9th was recorded in stereo as well, though in this case the Audio Fidelity Goehr 9th is a different (later) recording. The earlier 9th that you have was issued on stereo reel tape, and we...
by david gideon
Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: LP Fans: Remember the British EGMONT label?
Replies: 18
Views: 3502

Yes the Crown is the same as Rondo (as the Design, as the Bell, as the Palace, etc etc). I must admit I missed that triangle faux pas so I'll have to give that another listen!
by david gideon
Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: LP Fans: Remember the British EGMONT label?
Replies: 18
Views: 3502

Wow, thank you so much!
by david gideon
Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: LP Fans: Remember the British EGMONT label?
Replies: 18
Views: 3502

You might want to compare that Egmont "New World" with some of the many versions that were issued on various bargain LPs, under many names. I wouldn't be surprised if it's the same as the "Alfred van Weth" performance on Rondo (which itself is the same as a half-dozen others). I suspect most if not ...
by david gideon
Sat Feb 17, 2007 2:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pennario's 1950-1958 recordings reissued on MSR
Replies: 11
Views: 7831

I misremembered the name of the album. The LP was entitled "Midnight on the Cliffs", and it's primarily a Les Baxter LP. But Pennario plays on the title track, as well as on "Dream Rhapsody" (an arrangement of the middle movement of the Franck symphony). It also came out on a 45 rpm that coupled the...
by david gideon
Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pennario's 1950-1958 recordings reissued on MSR
Replies: 11
Views: 7831

midnight on the cliffs

The one on CAMBRIA is Pennario's second (stereo) recording of "Midnight on the Cliffs." It was recorded in the 1990s I believe. Actually the Cambria is his third recording of Midnight. He made another one on Capitol for piano and orchestra, with Les Baxter conducting. That's on a really obscure LP ...
by david gideon
Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:38 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Great film - Great music
Replies: 7
Views: 2344

There was some talk from John Morgan that he was planning to reconstruct the "Black Cat" score for a William Stromberg recording on Naxos. I don't know if that project is still in the pipeline or not.
by david gideon
Fri Mar 03, 2006 3:30 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Pseudonyms for orchestras
Replies: 24
Views: 8555

You may be right about the Suddeutsche ensemble, but I heard a different story: that it was a orchestra assembled by Alfred Scholz. He created the group just to make the scores of recordings that have since been recycled on many different labels, under many different names. Don't know if this is tru...
by david gideon
Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: fantastique
Replies: 33
Views: 7398

I wonder if this recording has ever been re-issued...?!
Scherchen's has come out several times, first I think on a PRT CD, and most recently in a boxed set:

http://195.246.155.138/~tahra/?ref=413&lang=en

I like Scherchen a lot, but my favorites are Paray and Louis Fourestier.
by david gideon
Sat Jan 07, 2006 9:14 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: city theme
Replies: 34
Views: 8508

You might look for a recording of "Street Scene" by Alfred Newman. (I believe John Mauceri did one without the usual cuts.) You'll recognize it immediately as archetypical big-city music.
by david gideon
Mon May 16, 2005 9:13 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Old Radio Signature Themes
Replies: 15
Views: 6521

more themes

There's an extensive listing of old radio themes here:

http://classicthemes.com/oldTimeRadioTh ... eList.html

The only sibelius though is the Valse Triste.

dg