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Hi Steve,

  Total agreement with all you wrote. Thanks so much, as always. What you raised is a huge NYC critical  topic during the 1950s and '60s that needs to be discussed and written about. No one is better qualified than you -- and that's not meant as flattery, believe me. That stuff had major influence. And not all to the good by any means.

  Don Tait

 

 

 

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From: Steven Smolian <[log in to unmask]>
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 Hi, Don and all,

Having known some of the Gramophone Shop and, foir that matter, all those at 
"The New Records" (H. Royer Smith, Phila.) reviewers I found that personal 
prejudices played a much stronger part in their reviews than in the coated-paper 
magazines.  They are useful to track items such as this but, unless there are 
strong specifics, I'm wary of the musical opinions.  Remember this was in the 
"Toscanini is the Greatest" days, Furtwaengler was the anti-Toscanini, etc.  
Brahms' piano recoitals were dissed if not done whatever the "American" way was.  
Not always, but often enough to be very, very cautious about the opinions 
expressed.  

Steve Smolian

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Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2013 5:26 PM
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  Record Ratings (Myers and Hill) shows the following on page 52 for Mercury MG 
15021 (10"):

  Brahms: Ballades from Opp. 10 and 118

  Op. 10 nos. 1-4 -- Priegnitz, p. 
  Op. 118 no. 3, in G Minor: Kurt Borack, p.

    The one review listed is negative. From The Gramophone Shop, October 1951,  
p. 3.

    Don Tait

 

 

 

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From: Thomas Stern <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wed, Aug 14, 2013 6:12 pm
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Kurt Borack


I found the following:

MG 15021 lists Borack only on Ballade No.5


Schwann Record & Tape Guide - Page 20
books.google.com/books?id=CNM4AQAAIAAJ
1952 - ‎Snippet view - ‎More editions
LPS-204 Piano Music from Op. 118, 119 Kurt Borack 10" Mer. MG-15022 


Gramophone Shop - 1951 - ‎Snippet view - ‎More editions 10" LP record, MERLP- 
MG15024, $3.85. Brahms: Fantasias, Op. 116 & lntermezzi, Op. 117. Magda Rusy 
(piano). 12" LP record, MERLP- MG10074, $4.85. Brahms: 
Ballades, Op. 10 & Op. 118, No. 3. Hans Priegnitz & Kurt Borack ( pianos).



Saturday Review of Literature - Volume 34 - Page 89
books.google.com/books?id=SCFVAAAAYAAJ
1951 - ‎Snippet view - ‎More editions
Abram Chasins MG 1.5030—10" $3.85 Abram Chasins and Constance KecneMG10061 — 12" 

$4.85 J.an Germain MG15024— 10" $3.85 Kurt Borack MG15022— 10" $3.85 Magda Rusy 
MG 10074— 12" $4.85 Hans Priegnitz MG 15021—  ...





He is listed on 1 track of
ETERNA ‎– 7 10 020         10" 
Internationale Chansons 
A3  Comptine Du Quai Aux Fleurs Written-By – Fénelon*    
Piano – Kurt Borack (tracks: A3)





The Wireless World - Volume 34 - Page lv
books.google.com/books?id=59UnAQAAMAAJ
1934 - ‎Snippet view - ‎More editions
_4.80, Ballad Recital by Oiikar Jolli (Baritone) and Kurt Borack (Pianoiorte): 



1936 March 14  The Straits Times
Romanzas for violin and piano by Beethoven
Lathar Ritterhoff and Kurt Barack


New York Sun  19 Feb 1935  Short Wave RADIO listing
Germany
8:30— Tresi Rudolph, soprano; Lothar
Rlttarlioff. violinist; Kurt Borack,
pianist.



Odeon O-25952 
TARTINI: Andante cantabile 
  Senta Bergman, violin, Günther Schulz-Fürstenberg, cello, Kurt Borack, piano 
(role: Performer)  


Odeon  O-25952 
Schumann:  Liebesgarten, op. 34, no. 1 
  Senta Bergman, violin, Günther Schulz-Fürstenberg, cello, Kurt Borack, piano

Odeon O-25952  10" 78rpm
SCHUBERT:  Piano Trio in B major  1812
SCHULZ FURSTENBERG TRIO (Senta Bergmann: violin, Gunther Schulz Furstenberg: 
Cello & Kurt Borack: piano)


Odeon O 26265              1938 
Schulz-Fürstenberg-Trio (Senta Bergman, Violine; Günther Schulz-Fürstenberg, 
Cello; Kurt Borack, Flügel)
Beethoven-Trio Nr.8 B-Dur: mit Variationen.


Odeon  O-26276 
BEETHOVEN:  Piano Trio in D major, op. 70, no. 1 'Ghost' - Allegro vivace con 
brio 
  Senta Bergman, violin, Günther Schulz-Fürstenberg, cello, Kurt Borack, piano 
(role: Performer)  


DEUTSCHES RUNDFUNK ARCHIV
-------------------------
HUGO WOLF
Das verlassene Mägdlein
Eva-Regina Schulze, S
Kurt Borack, Kl
1955 / DRA Babelsberg MZ 11431/B

In der Frühe
Eva-Regina Schulze, S
Kurt Borack, Kl
1955 / DRA Babelsberg MZ11431/C

Heb’ auf dein blondes Haupt
Eva-Regina Schulze, S
Kurt Borack, Kl
1955 / DRA Babelsberg MZ11431/A


Best wishes, THomas.

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[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Gray, Mike
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 6:29 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Kurt Borack


Borack was a prize winner in Germany in the 30's (see attached) and was active 
in the 50s in Mannheim in the Opera House. 


Nothing more to report, 


Mike Gray