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Hindemaro Konoye was the conductor of the Fourth. Oskar Fried, conductor of
the acoustic Polydor "Resurrection", was a celebrated Mahler conductor of
his time, so that set possesses far more than monetary interest despite the
primitive recording.

DDR


On Thu, May 8, 2014 at 11:11 AM, Roger Kulp <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> 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?
>
> Roger
>
> > 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.
> >
> > DDR
> >
> >
> > 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]
> > > >
> > > > David’s 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;
> there’s
> > > a NY Phil recording of the Seventh, missing chunks at change of
> record).
> > > Beecham was a champion of Richard Strauss when Strauss was
> controversial —
> > > 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 don’t think he liked it
> much,
> > > and he definitely wasn’t fond of the music of Schoenberg and Webern.
> And
> > > yes, his Wagner was pretty impressive — rumors are still around that
> > > there’s a complete Ring from Covent Garden (the end of Act I and much
> of
> > > Act II has been released, and of course the stunning Hagen’s 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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