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,
> 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 from.
> DIE MEISTERSINGER: ACT III, PRELUDE: November 26, 1951, Carnegie Hall, 7:01.
> SIEGFRIED IDYLL: July 29, 1952, Carnegie Hall, 17:37. Other choices are far
> 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
>> the contents of the TOSCANINI PLAYS WAGNER album (RCA LM 6020).
>> TRISTAN UND ISOLDE: PRELUDE and LIEBESTOD....PRELUDE
>> PARSIFAL: PRELUDE and GOOD FRIDAY SPELL
> Jim Long
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