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Richard and Theodora Schulze

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 12:20 am
by Corlyss_D
aka the Telemann Society. They recorded about 40 albums for Vox, a fact whose mention always made Ward apprehensive and panicky. I always enjoyed the group, but after Ward's reaction, I never thought I'd hear them on a serious radio station, but the other night KUSU played some of their morris dances, probably from the LP entitled The English Country Dancing Master.

Anybody else out there remember this band?

It turns out Schulze was a serious person and was instrumental in saving Carnegie Hall. Who knew?

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 6:21 am
by Ralph
Brings back a vague recollection. And I'm a big Telemann fan too.

Re: Richard and Theodora Schultze

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:12 am
by Lance
Corlyss_D wrote:aka the Telemann Society. They recorded about 40 albums for Vox, a fact whose mention always made Ward apprehensive and panicky. I always enjoyed the group, but after Ward's reaction, I never thought I'd hear them on a serious radio station, but the other night KUSU played some of their morris dances, probably from the LP entitled The English Country Dancing Master.

Anybody else out there remember this band?

It turns out Schulze was a serious person and was instrumental in saving Carnegie Hall. Who knew?
Oh brother - do I ever remember Ward's reaction when I queried him on The Telemann Society recordings! He would probably turn over in his grave at the mention of this on "his" site! I couldn't believe, myself, some of the sounds to emerge from the speakers with the sound of this group! 'nuff said!

Re: Richard and Theodora Schultze

Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 8:40 am
by Heck148
Lance wrote: I couldn't believe, myself, some of the sounds to emerge from the speakers with the sound of this group! 'nuff said!
I vaguely remember this group...and you're right, I remember one disc in which the alto soloist[??] produced a distinctly ugly tone - sounded like some kind of foghorn hooting into an aluminum trash can!!

gawd, what an obnoxious tone....

Re: Richard and Theodora Schultze

Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 9:01 am
by Lance
Heck148 wrote:
Lance wrote: I couldn't believe, myself, some of the sounds to emerge from the speakers with the sound of this group! 'nuff said!
I vaguely remember this group...and you're right, I remember one disc in which the alto soloist[??] produced a distinctly ugly tone - sounded like some kind of foghorn hooting into an aluminum trash can!!

gawd, what an obnoxious tone....
That's it! You remember! And you are right. I remember being sooo happy when I was finally able to acquire Handel's Dettingen Te Deum, and was I ever disappointed with that! It was a laugh and half. Some time after, I think it was EMI who issued a magnificent performance of this work. I don't believe any of the Telemann Society recordings are available now. Perhaps we shouldn't blame the Schulzes ... they were merely trying to issue recordings of largely unavailable works with the best forces available to them at the time.

Re: Richard and Theodora Schultze

Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 11:15 am
by Corlyss_D
Heck148 wrote:I vaguely remember this group...and you're right, I remember one disc in which the alto soloist[??] produced a distinctly ugly tone - sounded like some kind of foghorn hooting into an aluminum trash can!!

gawd, what an obnoxious tone....
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Richard Schultze

Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 5:20 pm
by premont
Yes, I remember a Vox LP with Teleman chamber music, nothing special.

Even better I remember a Vox LP with exerpts from Arbeaus Orchesography, played in an awfully stiff manner. Kenneth Weaver (wasn´t he a percussionist) playing one of the dances on a bad sounding harpsichord. Completely dull. And, if I am not mistaken, William Kroll contributing in other dances on a modern violin. Really bad soundscape. And no trace of dancing rhytm. And Theodora Schultze playing a thin-sounding modern oboe. Deserved oblivion.

Why do we often remember things, we ought to forget, better than things, we ought to remember?

Re: Richard Schultze

Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 7:04 pm
by CharmNewton
premont wrote:Yes, I remember a Vox LP with Teleman chamber music, nothing special.

Even better I remember a Vox LP with exerpts from Arbeaus Orchesography, played in an awfully stiff manner. Kenneth Weaver (wasn´t he a percussionist) playing one of the dances on a bad sounding harpsichord. Completely dull. And, if I am not mistaken, William Kroll contributing in other dances on a modern violin. Really bad soundscape. And no trace of dancing rhytm. And Theodora Schultze playing a thin-sounding modern oboe. Deserved oblivion.
I've never heard or seen any of these discs. I feel like I'm missing something important. :D
premont wrote: Why do we often remember things, we ought to forget, better than things, we ought to remember?
It's probably a topic for the other board, but I'm sure it has something to do with liberals. :D

John

Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 10:08 pm
by Werner
or conservatives?