By the way, the Victrolas I have DON'T include Siegfried's Rhine Journey. Did
that appear on Victrola? (Not the 1941 live version, I have that.)
David Lennick wrote:
> I just went to the shelf and pulled the three Toscanini Wagner
> compilations on Victrola reissues (70s) and those dates are the same.
> Hadn't thought to look there previously. by the way, the sound on LM
> 6020 is atrocious..too much compression or something, overcutting to
> squeeze 29 minutes onto each side resulting in distortion on loud
> passages (and these are mint pressings, with various styli tried). Very
> tedious listening.
> Jim Long wrote:
>> The booklet that came with my Toscanini Collection CD set (RCA Victor
>> Gold Seal 09026-60250-2, booklet copyright 1992) says, though of
>> course I don't know how accurate the information is:
>> TRISTAN UND ISOLDE: PRELUDE and LIEBESTOD: January 7, 1952, Carnegie
>> Hall, 18:32.
>> DIE GOTTERDAMMERUNG: PROLOGUE; SIEGFRIED'S RHINE JOURNEY: December 22,
>> 1949, Carnegie Hall, 11:00, what is titled "Dawn & Siegfried's Rhine
>> Journey." Thus the preceding is something of a guess for me (not a
>> Wagner naming expert). But the only other close title is the same,
>> recorded in 1941. LM-6020 being one of RCA Victor's 1950's "hi-fi"
>> releases, I doubt that a 1941 recording would have been used.
>> DIE GOTTERDAMMERUNG, ACT III: SIEGFRIED'S FUNERAL MUSIC: January 3,
>> 1952, Carnegie Hall, 13:20, as "Siegfried's Death & Funeral Music." A
>> similar situation to the one above.
>> DIE MEISTERSINGER: ACT I, PRELUDE: March 11, 1946, Carnegie Hall,
>> 8:57. I guess this wouldn't be tape. No other alternative to choose
>> DIE MEISTERSINGER: ACT III, PRELUDE: November 26, 1951, Carnegie Hall,
>> SIEGFRIED IDYLL: July 29, 1952, Carnegie Hall, 17:37. Other choices
>> are far earlier.
>> LOHENGRIN: ACT I, PRELUDE: October 22, 1951, Carnegie Hall, 8:41.
>> Other choices far earlier.
>> LOHENGRIN: ACT III, PRELUDE: October 22, 1951, Carnegie Hall, 3:05.
>> Other choice far earlier.
>> PARSIFAL: PRELUDE and GOOD FRIDAY SPELL: December 22, 1949, Carnegie
>> Hall, 15:24 and 10:38, respectively.
>> In a message dated 1/19/2008 12:03:51 AM Eastern Standard Time,
>> [log in to unmask] writes:
>>> Anyone have a Toscanini discography handy? Specifically, I'd like the
>>> dates for the contents of the TOSCANINI PLAYS WAGNER album (RCA LM
>>> TRISTAN UND ISOLDE: PRELUDE and LIEBESTOD....PRELUDE
>>> PARSIFAL: PRELUDE and GOOD FRIDAY SPELL
>> Jim Long
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