In the 1940s Pablo Casals was recording the Haydn D Major cello concerto but broke off after two movements in protest against the continued recognition of Franco’s government, and the recording was never completed. The first two movements are available from a variety of sources.
Some years ago I got a cassette tape with those two movements and what purports to be the third movement with Casals and the Montpellier Orchestra. To my ears the cellist sounds like Casals (and in any event I think is very good).
Before I spend money try to get the track digitized, (I no longer even have a cassette machine) does anyone know
(1) Whether Casals ever did, in the 1940s, play the Haydn with the Montpellier orchestra? There were a lot of fakes floating around the underground market.
(2) Whether this movement has been digitized and is available somewhere else?