I have the Columbia Mahler Society 78s,but I was thinking about conductors other than Walter.Now that you mention it,I vaguely recall the acoustic Polydor,but I recall it because I saw the set go for insane money a few years ago on ebay,I can't say I ever heard it.Who did the one on Japanese Columbia?
> Date: Thu, 8 May 2014 10:58:23 -0400
> From: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Stokowski and percussion instruments
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Mahler was played in the U.S. long before WW2. Recordings began with an
> acoustic "Resurrection" on Polydor. Japanese Columbia had a recording of
> the Fourth in 1929. Ormandy recorded the "Resurrection" for Victor in
> Minneapolis in 1935. Walter did both DAS LIED and the Ninth Symphony in
> Vienna in the latter thirties.The Mahler First with Mitropoulos was also
> done in Minneapolis.
> On Thu, May 8, 2014 at 10:19 AM, Roger Kulp <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> > Aside from the very obvious exception of Bruno Walter,I don't believe
> > there was much interest in Mahler before WWII.The 1940 (?) Dimitri
> > Mitropolous Mahler with the NYPO is the only recording before the postwar
> > period I am aware of.
> > Roger
> > > Date: Thu, 8 May 2014 07:58:46 -0400
> > > From: [log in to unmask]
> > > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Stokowski and percussion instruments
> > > To: [log in to unmask]
> > >
> > > Davidís quite right, I think, that Beecham never recorded (and probably
> > never conducted) Bruckner or Mahler, but in his time not many conductors
> > outside of Germany did (Toscanini never conducted Mahler, whose music he
> > hated, and did only a couple of Bruckner symphonies, once or twice; thereís
> > a NY Phil recording of the Seventh, missing chunks at change of record).
> > Beecham was a champion of Richard Strauss when Strauss was controversial ó
> > I think he conducted the British premieres of Salome (censored, though to
> > his horror some of the singers reverted to the original language; nobody
> > else noticed) and maybe Elektra, symphonies by Kurt Atterberg and of course
> > he was a great champion of Delius.
> > >
> > > I think he did conduct some Stravinsky in the teens or 20s when Monteux
> > (who was supposed to do it) fell ill, but I donít think he liked it much,
> > and he definitely wasnít fond of the music of Schoenberg and Webern. And
> > yes, his Wagner was pretty impressive ó rumors are still around that
> > thereís a complete Ring from Covent Garden (the end of Act I and much of
> > Act II has been released, and of course the stunning Hagenís Watch with
> > Ludwig Weber in his prime) lurking somewhere in the EMI archives or maybe
> > the collection of Lord Harewood.
> > >
> > > On May 8, 2014, at 12:00 AM, ARSCLIST automatic digest system <
> > [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > >
> > > > From: Clark Johnsen <[log in to unmask]>
> > > > Subject: Re: Stokowski and percussion instruments
> > > >
> > > > What about Wagner? Beecham left a complete recording of Tristan, much
> > of
> > > > Meistersinger, and numerous excerpts that are all done in grand style.
> > > > According to Wiki he performed all the operas except Parsifal numerous
> > > > times and to great acclaim.
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