coverIn our Autumn 2014 issue…

Thomas Jensen and the Nielsen tradition
Anthony Cane discusses the work of a conductor who played under Nielsen and Sibelius

Nielsen – the early symphony recordings by the Danish State Radio Orchestra
David Grayshan offers a guide to the classic recordings of the 1940s and 1950s

The Mystery of the Four Last Songs
Roger Smithson investigates the origins of Flagstad’s recording of the premiere

Ten Years On
Jon Tolansky pays tribute to Carlos Kleiber ten years after his death

Beatrice Harrison – a life in music
Dugald Robertson discusses the career and recordings of the British cellist

Ladies of low repute – Part 7
Tully Potter concludes his defence of the contralto voice

Where are the record stores of yesteryear?
Christopher Kuner takes a nostalgic look back at his favourite record shops

Plus 47 pages of reviews, including Strauss by Krauss, Reiner and Strauss; Scott Ross’s Scarlatti; new Ferrier; Strauss operas from Böhm


 

coverIn our Summer 2014 issue…

Lyrita Records and Richard Itter: a personal history
Lewis Foreman pays tribute to a visionary provider of British music on record

Marie Hall, Edward Elgar and HMV – a wartime collaboration
In his second article on the British violinist Dugald Robertson discusses her premiere recording of Elgar’s Violin Concerto

Audio Fidelity – a pioneering American LP label
David Patmore tells the story of the first company to market stereo LPs

Ladies of low repute – Part 6
Tully Potter continues his defence of the contralto voice

Takashi Asahina: An Appreciation
Henry Fogel discusses the art and recordings of an outstanding Japanese conductor

Lawrance Collingwood
The career and work of an important but underestimated musician are examined by Malcolm Walker

Werner Resel – a life in the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Jon Tolansky has interviewed the cellist and one-time chairman of the orchestra

Rafael Kubelík – some birth centenary memories
The art of the great conductor is recalled by Jon Tolansky

Plus 47 pages of reviews, including historic Beethoven from Furtwängler and Karajan, an Annie Fischer collection, Fonotipia tenors and a Milhaud anthology


 

coverIn our Spring 2014 issue…

Marie Hall – an Edwardian diva of the violin
Dugald Robertson discusses the life and recordings of a groundbreaking performer

Stanley Goodall
Decca’s master balance engineer is interviewed by Jon Tolansky 

Malcolm Sargent – a great populariser of music
The life and recordings of a controversial conductor are considered by Lyndon Jenkins

Tito Gobbi
Jon Tolansky offers a centenary tribute to the great Italian baritone

The first Haydn symphony cycle on record
Graham Silcock explores the life and achievements of a notable choral conductor

On the Trail of Ferde Grofé
In the second of two articles Antony Hodgson examines recordings made by the Viennese conductor Ernst Märzendorfer

Ladies of low repute, Part 5
Tully Potter continues his defence of the contralto voice

Some notable piano pupils of Ernö Dohnányi
John Wilbraham has listened to recordings by pianists who studied with Dohnányi

More on Dohnányi’s piano recordings

Plus 46 pages of reviewsincluding a historic Bernstein collection, Kempff’s Chopin, Verdi and Wagner at the Met, Britten the Performer


 

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In our Winter 2013 issue…

The piano recordings of Ernő Dohnányi
John Wilbraham discusses recordings by the composer/pianist

Percy Pitt remembered, Part 2
In the second of two articles Damian Rogan recalls the life, career and recordings of an important British conductor

Ladies of low repute, Part 3
Tully Potter continues his defence of the contralto voice

From a seat at the back
The eminent timpanist Vic Firth is interviewed by Jon Tolansky

Rudolf Mauresberger – German Musician of Five Eras
Graham Silcock explores the life and achievements of a notable choral conductor

On the Trail of Ferde Grofé
Joseph A. Moore revisits the recorded legacy of the American composer

The first Haydn symphony cycle on record
In the first of two articles Antony Hodgson considers recordings made by the Viennese conductor Ernst Märzendorfer

Louisville comes to London
Robert Matthew-Walker reveals how some Louisville recordings came to be issued by RCA’s UK branch

Plus 44 pages of reviews, including Hannikainen’s Sibelius; Gieseking’s Homocord recordings; a complete De Lucia edition; three Verdi operas


 

coverIn our Autumn 2013 issue…

The Recorded Legacy of Robert Whitney and the Louisville Orchestra
Henry Fogel pays tribute to a forgotten pioneer

Wagnerian Singers and their Styles: A Historical Retrospect
Richard Gate discusses recordings by early Wagner singers

The life and times of János Starker
Leslie Gerber remembers the great cellist and explores his recorded legacy

André Charlin and Carl de Nys – a productive partnership
The work of two influential figures in the French recording industry is examined by David Patmore

Ladies of low repute, Part 3
Tully Potter continues his defence of the contralto voice

Benjamin Britten – Personal Connections
The links between Britten’s compositions and their first performers are investigated by Jon Tolansky

Percy Pitt remembered
In the first of two articles Damian Rogan recalls the life, career and recordings of an important British conductor

Plus 45 pages of reviews, including three Klemperer editions; live Lamond; a complete Endrèze; a Britten collection


 

coverIn our Summer 2013 issue…

The Legend of Daniil Shafran
Gregor Tassie discusses the life and recordings of the great Russian cellist

Ladies of low repute, Part 2
Tully Potter continues his defence of the contralto voice

Otto Klemperer – anniversary memories
Ton Tolansky reveals some unexpected aspects of the great conductor’s art

A meditation on Thaïs
Recorded interpretations of Massenet’s opera are discussed by Bruce Latham

Martinů in his time, Part 5
Patrick Lambert concludes his account of Martinů’s life and earl recordings of his music

Le sacre du printemps – centenary conundrums
The infamous premiere of the ballet and its subsequent recorded performances are considered by Jon Tolansky

Mozart piano sonatas – some forgotten recordings
John Wilbraham recalls some early LP interpretations

Plus 46 pages of reviews, including more Klemperer editions; a complete Myra Hess; Braunfels’s Te Deum; Paer’s Leonora


 

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In our Spring 2013 issue…

Constantin Silvestri – a magician from Romania
The conductor’s extraordinary career and his recordings are examined by Jon Tolansky

Ladies of low repute
Tully Potter considers some famous contraltos on record

Christopher Bishop in interview
The distinguished record producer discusses his career with David Patmore

Martinů in his time, Part 4
Patrick Lambert continues his account of Martinů’s life and early recordings of his music

The life and death of Kingsway Hall
Gordon Drury brings his history of the famous recording venue up to date

Memoirs of a record-hunting man
Douglass MacDonald takes a nostalgic look back at his early record-collecting days

Plus 46 pages of reviews, including three Klemperer editions; Juilliard Quartet reissues; Kodály choral works; Inghelbrecht’s Pelléas


 


coverIn our Winter 2012 issue…

A voice from another world
Tully Potter surveys the career and recorded legacy of Karl Erb

The LPO’s First Decade
The London Philharmonic Orchestra’s early recordings are explored by Lyndon Jenkins

Reflections on a great pianist
Jerrold Northrop Moore considers the art of Clifford Curzon in the light of a new reissue of all his Decca reccordings

An American in Vienna
Tanya Tintner tells the story of Jonathan Sternberg’s early LP recordings

Howard H Scott (1920-2012)
Lewis Foreman pays tribute to a distinguished recording producer

Urania Records Inc — The Orchestral Recordings
David Patmore continues his survey of Urania’s Leipzig recordings

Why don’t the record companies…? — Part 2
Donald Manildi offers his choice of recordings that should be reissued on CD

Plus 42 pages of reviews, including a Boult collection; Gould anniversary editions; Cetra Divas; a Walton collection


 

coverIn our Autumn 2012 issue…

Hans Rosbaud
Nicola Lisle examines the life and legacy of a great conductor

The Pelléas et Mélisande challenge
Jon Tolansky considers some recorded interpretations of Debussy’s opera

Bringing Smetana to life 
Tully Potter chronicles the career and recordings of the Smetana Quartet

Urania Records Inc. – The Orchestral Recordings
David Patmore commences a survey of Urania’s Leipzig recordings

Martinů in his time, Part III
Patrick Lambert continues his account of the composer’s life and discusses associated recordings

Why don’t the record companies…?
Readers have chosen favourite LP recordings that should be reissued on CD

Plus 42 pages of reviews, including a Cantelli collection; The Liszt Legacy; Ferrier’s century; Sutherland’s Traviata


 

coverIn our Summer 2012 issue…

A Kathleen Ferrier centenary symposium
Fourteen experts choose their favourite Ferrier recording

The Casals Trio
Tully Potter considers the career and recordings of an exceptional trio

A kaleidoscope of memories
Jon Tolansky has interviewed a major industry figure, Costa Pilavachi

Myaskovsky on record
Gregor Tassie investigates recordings of the Russian composer’s music

A laying on of hands
David Patmore discusses pioneering opera recordings by Carlo Sabajno and Lorenzo Molajoli

Sir Reginald Goodall – live and unpublished recordings
Mike Ashman reveals several archive recordings that could be published on CD

Plus 42 pages of reviews, including Toscanini concert performances; Koczalski plays Chopin; Ristenpart’s Bach cantatas; Three Falstaffs


 

coverIn our Spring 2012 issue…

Pablo de Sarasate - Spanish witchcraft
Joseph A. Moore examines the life and times of a legendary violinist

The man who was Scarpia
Tully Potter offers a reappraisal of the great bel canto baritone

A tribute to Royalton Kisch
David Patmore examines the career and recordings of a forgotten conductor

Martinů in his time, Part Two
In his second article Patrick Lambert considers the composer’s post-war period    

The Parnassus label
Leslie Gerber tells the story of his own enterprise

A very special drum role
The percussionist and timpanist John Cave is interviewed by Jon Tolansky     

La Gioconda on record
Bruce Latham discusses recordings of this opera from the LP era

Audio and the Record Collector
Japan’s Grand Slam label and its technology are profiled by Alan Sanders

Plus 40 pages of reviews, including Klemperer’s RIAS recordings; Chapuis’s Bach edition; Leontyne Price collections; Beecham’s Fidelio


 

coverIn our Winter 2011 issue…

Bohemian rhapsody for strings
Tully Potter discusses the careers and recordings of the Bohemian and Ševčík quartets

An interview with John Goldsmith
David Patmore has interviewed the founder of the Unicorn label

Frederick Delius – some anniversary reflections
Some important recordings are discussed by Jon Tolansky

Episodes from a working life at Decca
A previously 1995 unpublished interview with the engineer Jack Law

Bruno Walter – Alchemist of Musicians
Jon Tolansky has talked to orchestral players about the great conductor

Urania – the opera recordings, Part Two
David Patmore considers some more very diverse repertoire

Kenneth McKellar – a tribute
Robin Daniels remembers the Scottish lyric tenor

Recording sessions with Neveu and Lipatti
The cellist Alexander Kok recalls two famous recording occasions   

Plus 40 pages of reviews, including Wöldike’s Haydn;  LondonString Quartet collection; the art of Slobodskaya; Grétry’s Zémire et Azor


 

coverIn our Autumn 2011 issue…

Venus of the Violin
Tully Potter discusses the life and recordings of Cecilia Hansen

Hans Hirsch, the visionary at Deutsch Grammophon
Dr Hirsch talks about his career to Jon Tolansky

Alex the Great
Gregor Tassie tells the story of Sir Alexander Gibson

Martinů in his time, Part One
In the first of two articles Patrick Lambert discusses early Martinů recordings

Alfred Piccaver: Vienna’s English tenor
Stanley Henig considers the life and recordings of a renowned singer

Urania – the opera recordings, Part One
David Patmore considers some very diverse repertoire

Chasing the Butterfly
An attempt to imitate Grieg’s recordings is discussed by Jerrold Northrop Moore

In Search of Lost Sounds
Nick Morgan profiles the French label “Forgotten Records”   

Plus 40 pages of reviews, including Giulini and the Berlin Philharmonic; Horowitz plays Liszt; Holst choral music; two versions of La traviata


 

coverIn our Summer 2011 issue…

The Tintner legacy – not only Bruckner
Antony Hodgson examines the surprisingly large corpus of recordings left by Georg Tintner

They came, they sang, they went, Part 2
John T. Hughes investigates further cases of singers who made fleeting appearances in the recording studios

Virtues of the Virtuoso four 
Tully Potter discusses the career and recordings of the Virtuoso String Quartet

Peter Katin at 80
The distinguished pianist has been interviewed by Colin Anderson

Some “lost” Toscanini recordings
Christoper Dyment explores some lost or overlooked La Scala recordings

An encounter with Hindemith
The pianist Leonid Hambro shares some recollections with Jon Tolansky

The Redemption of Havergal Brian
Robert Matthew-Walker considers the composer’s works and recordings of them 

The Lost legacy of Jacob Lateiner
Leslie Gerber makes a case for reissues of the pianist’s recordings    

Plus 40 pages of reviews, including Mahler’s Tenth with Goldschmidt; Grainger’s complete solo recordings; a complete Vanni-Marcoux; a re-created Götterdämmerung




coverIn our Spring 2011 issue…

The Recorded Legacy of Dinu Lipatti
New light is brought on Lipatti’s studio and live recordings by Mark Ainley

Darius Milhaud’s spoken word recordings
David Mason discusses the contents of four unusual LPs

The Ultimate Sister Act
Tully Potter remembers Adila Fachiri and Jelly D’Aranyi and discusses their recordings

Diaghilev’s 1907 “Russian Historic Concerts”
Stanley Henig recalls a groundbreaking series of promotions in Paris

Diaghilev’s Operatic Productions
A little-known aspect of the great impresario’s activities is explored by Jon Tolansky

Life in the New York Philharmonic
Morris Lang, the former timpanist and percussionist, talks to Jon Tolansky about famous conductors, famous occasions and legendary recordings

Not just The Ring – Decca’s other major Viennese achievement
The Vienna Octet’s long series of Decca recordings is discussed by Graham Silcock in connection with a 19-disc collection of Eloquence reissues

Out of Time – the Vexed Life of Georg Tintner
In the first of two articles on the Viennese-born conductor Antony Hodgson traces his career   

Plus 40 pages of reviews, including Barbirolli and Evelyn Rothwell, A Spanish collection from Alicia de Larrocha; live Jussi Björling and Hindemith’s opera Mathis der Maler




coverIn our Winter 2010 issue

Bidú Sayão – lyric soprano
The Brazilian singer’s career, art and recordings are considered by Mordecai Shehori and Kenneth Morgan

Beecham remembered
Jon Tolansky has gathered reminiscences of the great conductor to mark thefiftieth anniversary of his death

Remembering Mitropoulos
Musicians who played in the New York Philharmonic Orchestra under Dimitri Mitropoulos share their memories with Jon Tolansky

Hidden stars of the Czech piano school
Patrick Lambert discusses the career and recordings of Pavel Štepán and IlyaHurník 

Ultraphon reflects the tone
Oliver Wurl traces the rise and fall of an enterprising record company

Pioneers of British music
Tully Potter recalls the Philharmonic String Quartet

Five Decades on the Stage
Lucine Amara talks to Jon Tolansky about her career and recordings

Audio and the Record Collector
David Patmore considers old and new examples of engineered twin-channel reproduction from mono recordings

Plus 40 pages of reviews, including Tennstedt and the Berlin Philharmonic; Masters of Chopin; Creators of Verismo; Handel’s Flavio




coverIn our Autumn 2010 issue…

The London String Quartet
Tully Potter discusses the concert career and recordings of a pioneering ensemble

A tribute to Sir Charles Mackerras (1925-2010)
The distinguished conductor’s career and recordings are considered by Jon Tolansky

Vladimir Sofronitzky: poet of the keyboard
Gregor Tassie examines the life, career and recordings of the great Russian pianist

The soprano voice on 78s
Joe Winstanley discusses some of his favourite singers

Schoenberg versus Ultraphon
Carsten Schmidt reveals a failed attempt to record Schoenberg as a conductor

The Download Revolution
Nick Morgan presents the second of three articles on recent developments

Glasgow’s record shops
Gregor Tassie look back at old collector haunts and profiles existing outlets

Audio and the Record Collector
David Patmore considers old and new examples of engineered twin-channel reproduction from mono recordings

Plus 42 pages of reviews, including Boult on Nixa/Westminster; Melos Ensemble collections; a Berganza recital; Berlioz’s Les troyens




fcIn our Summer 2010 issue

What Bartók’s youthful muse did next
Tully Potter considers the life and recordings of Stefi Geyer and her pupil Aïda Stucki

Mahler in Vienna
Stanley Henig finds links between Viennese performances of the 1920s and early recordings

Wyn Morris – Mahler disciple and conductor of rare distinction
Lyndon Jenkins pays tribute to “the Celtic Furtwängler”

They came, they sang, they went
John T. Hughes looks at cases of singers who made fleeting appearances in the recording studios

Interview with Paul Myers
David Patmore has been in conversation with the distinguished record producer

Jean Martinon (1910-76)
Jon Tolansky pays a centenary tribute to the eminent French conductor

The Download Revolution
Nick Morgan presents the first of three articles on recent developments

Audio and the Record Collector
David Patmore re-examines cases of “accidental stereo”

Plus 42 pages of reviews, including an early Bruckner symphony cycle; Horowitz at Carnegie Hall; Lisitsian in concert; Korngold’s Violanta




coverIn our Spring 2010 issue…

Paderewski’s European recording sessions
Bryan Crimp reveals the circumstances of two groups of sessions
Discography |here|

Michel Schwalbé - Karajan’s concertmaster
A profile by Tully Potter, with interview material from Daniel Bell

George Georgescu - a Romanian icon
The conductor’s life and recordings are discussed by Jon Tolansky

Darius Milhaud - the performer on record, part three
Robert Matthew-Walker considers Milhaud’s choral and song recordings

Virginia Zeani, a connoisseur’s legend, part two
The famous soprano has been interviewed by Jon Tolansky

America’s BJR label
Bruce Latham investigates an LP series devoted to live opera
Discography |here|

Some unjustly despised recordings
Richard Gate questions a few critical judgements of the past

Carlos Paita - a neglected master conductor?
Richard Freed puts the case for the Argentinian-born maestro

Carlos Paita in the recording studio
Antony Hodgson gives a producer’s viewpoint

Audio and the Record Collector
Stokowski and Stereo: the early years
David Patmore discusses the great conductor’s interest in binaural recording

Plus 38 pages of reviews, including:
Havergal Brian’s Gothic Symphony; Grainger plays Grieg; a Tauber collection; Kempe’s Parsifal




coverIn our Winter 2009 issue…

Jenõ Hubay: Prince of the Violin
The life and recordings of a great Hungarian artist are discussed by Joseph A. Moore

From Bucharest to Bournemouth
Kenneth Morgan investigates the career and recordings of Constantin Silvestri

Darius Milhaud – the performer on record, part two
Robert Matthew-Walker considers Milhaud’s recordings of his larger orchestral works and theatre music

Maria Yudina - the rebel pianist
Gregor Tassie discusses the life and recordings of a remarkable Russian musician

Virginia Zeani, a connoisseur’s legend, part one
The famous soprano has been interviewed by Jon Tolansky

Bliss, Blitzkrieg and Beethoven
Tully Potter remembers Watson Forbes, whose recordings helped to raise the viola’s profile

David Patmore talks to CHARM’s Daniel Leech-Wilkinson and Nick Morgan

Colin Anderson interviews the recording engineer and audio restorer Tony Faulkner

38 pages of reviews, including: Mahler from Barbirolli and Mitropoulos; a Milstein collection; Risler’s complete recordings and an alternative Walküre




coverIn our Autumn 2009 issue

Sir Edward Downes
An appreciation by Jon Tolansky

La Dame Blanche
Joseph A. Moore has visited the Paris record shop

Brief sunrise in the East
Tully Potter charts the career of the tragic Japanese violinist Mari Iwamoto

Darius Milhaud – the teacher and the performer on record
Robert Matthew-Walker recalls his visits to the composer and considers his recordings

Montserrat Caballé
The great soprano discusses her most famous roles on record with Jon Tolansky

The French Clarinet Tradition - and Louis Cahuzac
Malcolm McMillan traces the history of a now extinct school of playing
(discography and audio MP3 excerpts |here|)

Concert Artist, Revolution and Egmont
David Patmore explores three more labels founded by William Barrington-Coupe

Tancredi Pasero
The career and recordings of the great Italian bass are investigated by Joe Winstanley

Nicolai Malko
Lyndon Jenkins revisits the life and the recordings of the Russian-born conductor

43 pages of reviews, including: Markevitch and the Berlin RIAS Orchestra; Cherkassky heard live and in the studio; The Record of Singing; Les troyens from Covent Garden




coverIn our Summer 2009 issue…

Style and Substance
Tully Potter remembers the distinguished Polish violinist Szymon Goldberg and discusses his recordings

Nellie Melba – her career and recordings
Stanley Henig reappraises the great Australian soprano’s legacy

A loyal company man
Martin Elste presents a previously unpublished interview with the late Christopher Raeburn

Legendary clients and friends
The great impresario Victor Hochauser discusses three great Russian musicians with Jon Tolansky – Mravinsky, Richter and Oistrakh

Fidelio, Summit and Concert Artist
David Patmore explores three more labels founded by William Barrington-Coupe

Australia’s instrumental and vocal recordings
Kenneth Morgan presents his second survey of the country’s recording history

The indefatigable discographer
Philip Stuart has been interviewed by David Patmore

Audio and the Record Collector
Ted Kendall traces the history of EMI’s Stereosonic tapes

36 pages of reviews – Ansermet conducts Bach and Ravel; Harold Bauer’s complete solo recordings; The Record of Singing; The Block cylinders




coverIn our Spring 2009 issue…

Australia’s Orchestras on Record

Kenneth Morgan presents the first of two articles on the history of the Australian record industry

The Calvet Quartet
Tully Potter investigates the career and recordings of the eminent French string quartet

Cesare Formichi
Alan Bilgora traces the life and career of the Italian baritone and discusses his recordings

Stokowski and Westminster
Edward Johnson reveals some unfulfilled recording plans

Delta Records
David Patmore unravels the complicated story behind an enterprising 1960s label

The Ballets Russes, part 2
Jon Tolansky surveys the later activities of Diaghilev’s great ballet company

Fabien Sevitzky and the Indianapolis SO
Richard Gate explores the career and recordings of a now half-forgotten conductor
Complete Discography Click |here|

Audio and the Record Collector
David Patmore has interviewed Eliot Levin, the founder and proprietor of Symposium Records

Reviews – including Busch’s Dresden recordings; Strauss’s last concerts; a Sofronitzky collection; an alternative Götterdämmerung



winter 2008In our Winter 2008 issue

From Bliss to Bloch
The rise and fall of the Griller Quartet is documented by Tully Potter

The Ballet Russes
In the first of two articles Jon Tolansky discusses the origins of Diaghilev’s legendary ballet company

Joseph Joachim and his recordings
Gusztáv Fenyõ examines the life, career and recordings of a violinist who worked with Mendelssohn and Brahms

Mindru Katz – The Science and Art of Playing the Piano
Mordecai Shehori recalls his intensive study with the Rumanian-born pianist; Colin Clarke considers Katz’s recordings; and problems with a flexatone

Thirty years of Chandos
Ralph and Brian Couzens talk to Colin Anderson about the history of their company

Papa Gauk – the father of Russian conductors
Gregor Tassie investigates the life, career and recordings of an influential Soviet artist

Noble Bass of the Bolshoi
The astonishingly long career of Mark Reizen and his extensive discography are explored by Joshua Cohen

Audio and the Record Collect
Andrew Hallifax, CHARM’s head of transfer engineering, is interviewed by David Patmore

Reviews
Walter conducts live Bruckner; Du Pré and Fournier play Elgar in performance; the complete York Bowen; Goodall’s Parsifal – and many others




coverIn our Autumn 2008 issue…

Hina Spani
Tully Potter considers the career and the recordings of the Argentinian soprano

A Question of Authenticity
Contemporary assumptions about ‘authentic’ performances are challenged by Graham Silcock

Gentleman of the Violin
Joseph A. Moore investigates the life and recordings of Albert Spalding, America’s first truly international violinist

A perfectionist’s legacy
The art of the conductor Artur Rodzinski is celebrated by Jon Tolansky

The Dawn of Recording
The story of Julius Block’s celebrity cylinder recordings of Tchaikovsky, Arensky, Taneyev and others is told by Gregor Benko

Audio and the Record Collector
Transfer engineer Ted Kendall compares the use of tape and LP as source material

Reviews
A 1943 Prom with Sir Henry Wood; the Beethoven Quartet’s Shostakovich; live Wagner operas from Klemperer and Goodall


Nippon Columbia’s Vintage Collection — ten CDs from Nippon Columbia’s own recordings made in the 1960s and 1970s and released in July 2008 by Columbia Music Entertainment. Click |here|
(right-click to download. PDF 64Kb)



cover summer 08In our Summer 2008 issue…

Guilhermina Suggia
Anita Mercier and Tully Potter explore the life and the recordings of Portugal’s princess of the cello

In the studio with Stokowski
Antony Hodgson writes of his experience as the great conductor’s record producer

Marcel Mule
Malcolm McMillan examines the art of the first classical saxophonist
Discography and audio MP3 excerpts |here|

Six Scandinavian singers
John T. Hughes investigates an important CD reissue series

History of the NGS
Nick Morgan charts the rise and fall of the National Gramophonic Society

Michelangeli’s Italian radio performances on record discussed by Angelo Scottini

Interview with Michael Dutton, founder and owner of Dutton Laboratories

John Steane reviews the Kempe Ring cycle on Testament




coverIn our Spring 2008 issue…

Lewis Foreman investigates the strange career and the recordings of the conductor Oskar Fried, who until recently has been a half-forgotten figure, but whose art is now seen at its true value.

Tully Potter concludes his survey of The Art of Buffo on record, and debates the merits or otherwise of Jascha Heifetz’s recording of the Brahms Violin Concerto with Richard Evans.

Jon Tolansky conducted an interview with the American baritone Frank Guerrara not long before his death, and finds that his art is preserved on record more extensively than you might think.

Recordings by Wilhelm Furtwängler are examined in two aspects – Bryan Crimp solves the curious case of the duplicated post-war Viennese matrices and John Hunt re-investigates the origins of HMV’s famous Beethoven Ninth Symphony made at the 1951 Bayreuth Festival.

Nick Morgan points the way to bargains on Japanese and other overseas websites, while collector news is gathered in from Europe, the Far-East and the USA.

Transfer engineer Ted Kendall discusses his approach to restoring old recordings in conversation with David Patmore.

Reviews include an encyclopaedia of conductors on record; DVDs of Britten’s War Requiem, La favorita, Otello and Andrea Chénier; CDs of Beecham conducting Alwyn, the complete LP Decca recordings of Jean Martinon, Vaughan Williams conducting his Fifth Symphony and Dona nobis pacem, Myra Hess and the Griller Quartet at a wartime National Gallery concert, the idiosyncratic pianism of Ervin Nyiregházi – and much else.

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