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12 Oct 2011

Hans Pfitzner conducts: Das Katchen von Heilbronn ... Pfitzner. Symphony 1 / Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt - Urania 1952

Hans Pfitzner:  
"Das Katchen von Heilbronn" - Overture, op.17       
Wiener Philharmoniker  conducted by  Hans Pfitzner         
Recorded: 'circa 1945' (1944) - first LP issue: Urania URLP-7050 
Symphony no.1 in C sharp minor, op.36a                
I: Moderato  ~  II: Scherzo  ~  III: Adagio - Allegro                           
Deutsches Opernhaus Orchester, Berlin  conducted by  Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt   
Recorded: 'circa 1942' (1944) - first LP issue: Urania URLP-7056                                             2 files zip FLAC  Mega Download  
Varese-Sarabande  VC 81094    Tape recordings       Sleeve-note >>>  

7 comments:

  1. Many thanks - interesting works from an interesting composer. Unexpected performances considering his low status at the time.

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  2. 1980 was the year I 'discovered' Pfitzner - also being entranced by 'Herr Oluf' played on BBC R3 that year - so bought the Electrola album (F-Dieskau/BRSO/Sawallisch) - then the DG Leitner/BPO reissues (and Sawallisch's later Orfeo LP - followed by some older DGG pressings).
    The first Symphony 'improves' after a slightly 'uninteresting' first movement...

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  3. Recording date for both Pfitzner works is 1944. Just for your interest. Many thanks for this transfer!

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  4. My thanks to the »Transferneister«, Tin Ear – what a pleasant surprise!
    Best, Malatesta

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  5. Pretty 'hefty' sound-quality: should give your HiFi (hopefully..) a 'workout'.

    Next up is the better recorded (not to mention better mastered/pressed) Draeseke Sym.3 - from about 1943

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  6. Ha! I knew I had "seen" this lp somewhere in blog land! I should have known it would be here! I have the lp and was thinking of dubbing it, but I'll save myself for some others in the series, which was quite a good one, between the Urania and Remington items that Varese Sarabande gave us. These tapes never had it half so good as their mastering and pressing quality. I was considering working on an old lp I have called "Korngold plays and conducts", on the Masterseal label. It's a nice gatefold package, but the pressing is eh.....not so hot. I did a bit of research and found that Varese Sarabande issued it on lp. So now I've got a used copy on the way to me! There seem to be no cd issues of any of this material. I've also got Spalding and Dohnanyi playing Dohnanyi's Violin Sonata (previously unissued) coupled with Enesco playing his 2nd Sonata. Also a Spalding Brahms Concerto, and Manuel Rosenthal conducting Offenbachiana (a sequel to the famous Gaite Parisienne). Is there anything else to look out for?

    Cheers,

    Neal

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    1. There are 2x US Decca Rozsa's (1957) on Varese-Sarabande - and I've VC 81058 - the other is at a silly price on eBay UK (not sold in year/s).

      The only other V-S I have are hereabouts (Draeseke/Enescu) - as the UK is not the best place to find US releases/imports from..

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