Friday, October 19, 2012

Introducing the Fall Line... of vintage classical vinyl

...being a list of vinyl classical LPs I bought on my first trip to this falls Friends of the Multnomah Public Library booksale, at a buck a pop.

Brahms, Piano Concerto #2 – Chicago Symphony (1975)

Brahms, Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel & Waltzes – Leon Fleisher, piano (1957)
My nomination for awesomest Brahms cover art of all time.
“The Contemporary Trumpet.” Music of Kraft, Campo, Henderson, and Hamilton, whoever they were. – Thomas Stevens, trumpet. (1972)

“The Debussy Album” …or first half of a double album – Philadelphia Orchestra (probably mid-1970s)

Gabrieli, assorted pieces – Eastman Wind Ensemble (1961) “Hi-Fi Monaural” (!)

Handel, Four Concerti Grossi – Munich Bach Orchestra (1970)

Liszt and Grieg, Concertos. RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra, Artur Rubinstein, piano (1954)

Litolff, Henry (!), Symphonic Concerto #4. Monte Carlo Opera Orchesta, Gerald
Robbins, piano (1973)
What, you're not familiar with the concert music of Litolff?

Lopatnikoff (!), Divertimento & Rozsa (!), Serenade for Orchestra – La Jolla Musical Arts Festival Orchestra (!) (1951)

Mandolin Music (!) by Hasse, Beethoven, and Gianneo – Heidelburg Chamber Orchestra, Jacob Thomas, mandolin (c. 1970)

Massenet, Piano Concerto, plus Saint-Saens and Gounod – Westphalian Symphony Orchestra, Marylene Dosse, piano (1973)

Music for Violin and Cello by Ravel, Haydn, and Hindemith – Oleg Kagan, violin, and Natalia Gutman, cello. “Made in USSR”! (possibly 1974)

Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto #2 – Robin Hood Dell Orchestra of Philadelphia (!), William Kapell, piano (1950)

“Rimsky-Korsakoff,” Le Coq d’Or & Stravinsky, “Firebird” – Boston Symphony (1965)

Saint-Saens, Violin Concerto – New Philharmonia Orchestra, Pierre Amoyal, violin (1977)

Scriabin, Sonata #3, 16 preludes – Vladimir Horowitz, Piano (1956)

Richard Strauss, Rosenkavalier Suite – Detroit Symphony (1985)

Vivaldi, Opus 11 Concerti – I Solisti Veneti (1976)

“The Well-Tempered Synthesizer” – Walter Carlos, early synthesizers (1969)

Zwilich, “Passages” and “String Trio” – Boston Musica Viva (1984)


Elizabeth said...

Very cool! And I also like that you've got them alphabetized already. Oh, and the mandolin(e) was a very popular instrument in chamber music, once upon a time. Check out Vivaldi's oeuvres for same - they're quite nice.

Michael5000 said...

Who knew that Beethoven wrote for it, though?