Has anyone else acquired the recent 4 CD set of Mengelberg's "Complete
Published Telefunken Recordings" issued by Tower Japan?
I just got this yesterday, part a huge haul from Tower. And what a delight
it is, at least from the concept and packaging.
The set includes:
Symphony No. 6 - 1937 - Concertgebouw Orch.
Symphony No. 6 - 1941 - Concertgebouw Orch.
Symphony No. 5 - 1940 - Berlin Phil. Orch.
Serenade for Strings - 1938 - Concertgebouw Orch. (SP version)
Serenade for Strings - 1938 - Concertgebouw Orch. (Metal Mother version)
Piano Concerto # 1 - 1940 - C. Hansen , Berlin Phil. Orch. - Telefunken
Piano Concerto # 1 - 1940 - C. Hansen , Berlin Phil. Orch. - Ultraphon
The set also includes an insert that has label replicas of all 8 of the
Also, a first I've ever seen for a set like this - each 78 disk is given a
separate track with the matrix #.
I hope this set makes the rounds somehow and gets the attention it
deserves - it certainly sets a standard for archival sets like this that
I'd like to see replicated elsewhere.
I have not listened to it yet, having just finished ripping it to my
digital library. I have precious few hours at home these days, so most of
the "music time" there is spent making more stuff available in lossless
FLAC format wherever I am during my travels/work assignments.
But given the care taken with the presentation, and my general happiness
with these guys productions in the past, I expect to get many hours of