WAGNER: Parsifal
GeorgeLomdom (Smfortas). ArnoldVan Mill (Titurel). Ludwig Weber (Gurnemanz). Wolfgang Windgassen (Parsifal). Hermann Uhde (Klingsor). Martha Mödl (Kundry). Bayreuth Festival Chorus and Orchestra / Hans Knappertsbusch, cond.
PRISTINE AUDIO PACO 190 (3 disks) TT: 4 hr. 28:23
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JOSEPH SZIGETI - European Columbia Reordings Volume 2
BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto in D (recorded April 14, 1932). Minuet in G (arr. Burmeister) (rec. July 9, 1926). Allegro Vivace from Violin Sonata No. 8 (rec. June 30, 1927). SCHUBERT: Rondo from Piano Sonata No, 3 (arr. Freiedberg) (rec, May 31, 1933). WEBER: Vioin Sonata No. 2 (arr. Szigeti (rec. March 6, 1936). PAGANINI; Caprice Op. 1 No. 2 (rec. Aug 24, 1935). Caprice Op. 1 No. 2 (rec. Sept. 28, 1933). Capice Op. 1 No. 24 (two recordings, September 21, 1925 / June 7, 1928)
Joseoh Szugetu, violin. British Symphony Orchestra / Bruno Walter, cond. Kurt Ruhrseitz and Nikita Magaloff, pianos (December 12-13, 1952).
PRISTINE AUDIO PASC 680 TT: 74:23
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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS; Symphony No. 2 A London Stmphony. Symphony No. 3 Pastoral Symphony.
London Phioharmonic Orchestra /Sir Adrian Boult cond
PRISTINE AUDIO PASC 652 TT: 79:17
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Pristine already has issued a number of reordings by famed violinist Joseph Szigeti including concertos of Mozart, Prokofiev and Bloch (which he premiered). Also issued are violin sonatas of Beethoven, Debussy and Bartok with the latter at the piano. Now we have the second volume in Pristine;s series of European Columbia recordings as listed above featuring the Beethoven Violin Concerto, which he recorded three times. Here we have the 1932 performance with Bruno Walter conducting. Mark Obert-Thorn's remastering is first-rate. These are important reissues, early recordings by one of the major violinists.

Pristine contines their Boult / Vaughan Willuams symphony series with this splendid issue of Symphonies 2 and 3. This site praised the previous release of A Sea Symphony (REVIEW) A London Symphony (Symphon No. 2) was recorded in Kingsway Hall January 8 - 10, 1952. Pastoral Symohony (No. 3) was recorded in the same venue December 12 - 13, the same year. These are important historic recordings, sounding better than ever in these XR transfers by Andrew Rose.

R.E.B. (Juhe 2022)