Leopold Stokowski - Philadelphia Orchestra

Chronological Discography of Electrical Recordings 1925-1940

 

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Leopold Stokowski - Chronological Discography

of Electrical Recordings 1925 to 1940

Stokowski recording

 

Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra Recording, in the Academy of Music, probably in late 1936.  Note the microphone suspended from wires.  It appears to include the famous Western Electric 394 condenser microphone invented by Edward C. Wente of Bell Laboratories.

 


 

Leopold Stokowski - Philadelphia Orchestra Chronological Discography Electrical Recordings

 

This is a chronological listing of the recordings Stokowski made with the Philadelphia Orchestra during his period as Principal or Co-conductor from 1925 to 1940.  This discography is based on the comprehensive, award-winning investigations by John R. Bolig, which he has generously shared.  Mr. Bolig was awarded the Association for Recorded Sound Collections 2015 Certificate of Merit for his book: The Victor Discography: Special Labels, 1928–1941 published by Mainspring Press 6. John R Bolig has also published award-winning discographies of Victor Red Seal and Victor Black Seal recordings.

 

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  John R. Bolig Victor discographies - Mainspring Press

 

Another fine source for all Philadelphia Orchestra recordings is the thorough and carefully researched discography by Richard A. Kaplan: The Philadelphia Orchestra: An Annotated Discography published in 2015 4. (Those interested should buy these important studies now, before they become unavailable.)

 

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  Richard A. Kaplan The Philadelphia Orchestra: An Annotated Discography

 

All recordings listed here are Victor Red Seal recordings of the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Leopold Stokowski.  Also included are those experimental recordings of the orchestra made by Bell Laboratories in 1931 and 1932 and restored by Ward Marston for AT&T and issued in 1980.  You can read about these Bell Telephone recordings by clicking on Leopold Stokowski, Dr. Harvey Fletcher and the Bell Laboratories Experimental Recordings.  Also not included are the 1939 recordings the Philadelphia Orchestra did for Walt Disney"s film Fantasia.

 

If you wish to consult the listing of the Stokowski - Philadelphia Orchestra recordings made with the acoustic process 1917-1924, click on Leopold Stokowski - Philadelphia Orchestra Chronological Discography Acoustic Recordings

 

Stokowski Discographies 1941-1977

You may also see a discographies of Leopold Stokowski's extensive recording career after the Philadelphia Orchestra by clicking on the links below:

Leopold Stokowski Chronological Discography 1941-1959 by clicking here .

Leopold Stokowski Chronological Discography 1960-1977 by clicking here .

 

Victor Long Play 33 1/3 RPM 'Program Transcription' Recordings of the 1930s

In September, 1931, RCA Victor introduced a series on 12 inch (30 cm) discs recorded at 33 1/3 RPM that they named Program Transcription records.  These records were able to contain up to 15 minutes of recording on each side on special equipment, but the experiment was not a commercial success and was phased our beginning in late 1934.  To read more of these 'Program Transcription' recordings and consult a discography, please click on Victor Program Transcription Long Playing Records .   

 

Links in the Table:  at the right are two links: "Page" and "MP3".  Clicking "Page" will take you to the page in this www.stokowski.org site which discusses the recording.  Clicking on MP3 will cause an MP3 version of the recording to download to your computer.

 

Of course, when you click on the word "MP3" to download the music, it will take a longer time to download the large files, and a shorter time for the smaller files. The exact time will depend on the speed of your internet connection, but may take several seconds or even several minutes.  At the time of writing, not all music has been transcribed from 78 RPM disks and encoded in mp3 files.  If there is no link "MP3" shown, this means there is not yet a music file available.

 

Automatic Changer Albums

 

In 1927, Victor introduced automatic record changers beginning with the Victrola VE 10-50. Records slide off the turntable with these Victrolas.  For these machines, Victor introduced new albums with record sides sequenced to allow continuous play of records - these are the AM series of Musical Masterpiece albums. In about 1939 Victor introduced the drop automatic record changers (records would drop onto the turntable). These used the DM series of Musical Masterpiece albums. The table below lists both catalogue numbers and their Victor Red Seal disc numbers for both manual and automatic albums.  Read about the history of these automatic albums by clicking on Victor Automatic Record Changer Albums

 

A Note on HMV Serial Numbers and Matrix Numbers

 

In the listings below, for HMV issues, as well as the Catalogue Number, a Serial Number is usually listed and sometimes a Matrix Number when known. Between 1924-1934, in addition to the Matrix Number and Catalogue Number number, HMV assigned a third number to their records: the Serial Number. During these years, both the Catalogue Number and the Serial Number were printed on the record label as shown below:

HMV serial number

 

This Serial Number appeared on the HMV DA (10 inch) and DB (12 inch) series records as well as certain other labels, and is listed in the discography below. The Matrix Number was pressed into the run-out groove of the record during pressing.

 

 

 

Leopold Stokowski - Philadelphia Orchestra Chronological Discography

 

Date Location Composer Work Victor Disc

  and Matrix Number

HMV Europe

   and Victor Japan

Page

 Link

MP3

  1925

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April 29, 1925 Victor studio, Building no 15 Camden, NJ USA 1 Camille Saint-Saëns Danse macabre opus 40 (1874)

 

Thaddeus Rich violin

Victor 6505 Danse macabre

world's first electrical recording of a symphony orchestra

Victor 6505

 

Victor 6653, 6654 coupled with 1925 Marche slave in Victor album A-5

 

also Victor Pict-Ur-Music disc 01527 theater music for silent movies

 

matrices CVE 27929-2 and CVE 27230-2

HMV:

 

D 1121

 

DB 961

 

DB 7564, DB 7565

 

AB 422 (Spain)

 

EJ 49 (Electrola Germany)

 

ES 370 (Austria)

 

serial nos. 4-0681, 4-0687

Page MP3
April 29, 1925 Victor studio, Building no 15 Camden, NJ USA 1 Alexander Borodin (arranged Stokowski) labeled "Polovetzki Dances" - Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dance no 4

 

in April 5, 1937, Stokowski recorded an extended selection of music from Prince Igor of more than 16 minutes, compared with this 4 minute excerpt

Victor 6514 A

 

matrix CVE 32550-2

 

also Victor Pict-Ur-Music disc 01547 theater music for silent movies

seems not to have been issued by HMV although matrix number was assigned Page MP3
May 14, 15, 1925 Victor studio, Building no 15 Camden, NJ USA 1 P. I. Tchaikovsky Marche slave in Bb minor opus 31

Victor 6513

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a "batwing" Victor label of 1925 and a late 1920s issue of Marche slave on a Victor'scroll' label

Victor 6513

 

Victor 6653, 6654 coupled with 1925 Danse macabre in Victor album A-5

 

also Victor Pict-Ur-Music disc 01566 theater music for silent movies

 

matrices CVE 32599-2 (later CVE 32599-3), CVE 32800-2

 

despite altered orchestration influenced by acoustic recording practices, a beautifully-sounding recording not possible just one year prior, used for demonstrations in record shops

HMV:

 

D 1046

 

DB 898

 

ES 20 (Austria)

 

serial nos. 4-0710, 4-0715

Page MP3
May 15, 1925 Victor studio, Building no 15 Camden, NJ USA 1 Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov Caucasian Sketches opus 10 no 2 - "In the Village" Victor 6514 A coupled with 1925 Borodin Polovtsian Dance

 

also Victor Pict-Ur-Music disc 01546 theater music for silent movies

 

matrix CVE 32801-2

seems not to have been issued by HMV

 

Victor Japan JI-21 B in album JAS 516 with 1933 Shostakovich Sym no 1 (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Japan VD-8309 B in album JAS 1087 with 1934 Eichheim 'Bali' (Victor Company of Japan)

Page MP3
May 14, 15, 1925

 

October 6, 7,1925

 

December 8,1925

Victor studio, Building no 15 Camden, NJ USA 1 Antonin Dvorak Symphony no 9 in e minor opus 95 "From the New World"

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the 1925 "New World" symphony was issued still using the older acoustic 'Bat Wing' record label. This recording was also issued in 1926 as the first of the legendary Victor Musical Masterpiece album series: M-1

Victor 6565 through 6569 (later in an album named M-1)

 

Confusingly, these same 1925 catalogue numbers were used for the 1927 "New World" symphony recording. Also, this same 1925 matrix number series was also assigned to the October 1927 re-recording of the Dvorak Symphony no 9, but with different take numbers.

 

also the largo movement CVE-33291-6 and CVE 33292-3 were issued as Victor Pict-Ur-Music discs 01543, 01544 theater music for silent movies

 

matrices CVE 32802-2 CVE 32803-2,CVE 33290-2, CVE 33291-4 (later CVE 33291-6), CVE 33292-3, CVE 33293-2. CVE 33294-1, CVE 33297-2, CVE 33296-1, CVE 33295-1

HMV:

 

D 1893, D 1894, D 1895, D 1896, D 1897

 

D 7640, D 7641, D 7642, D 7643, D 7644

 

serial nos. 4-0686, 4-0689, 4-0761, 4-0762, 4-0763, 4-0764, 4-0765, 4-0778, 4-0797, 4-0828,

Page  

MP3

 

MP3

 

MP3

 

MP3

  1926

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Date Location Composer Work Victor Disc

  and Matrix Number

HMV Disc

   and Victor Japan

Page

 Link

MP3
March 16, 1926 Camden Church Studio, Camden, NJ USA

 

This was the last Philadelphia Orchestra recording in Camden until 1931

Caesar Franck Symphony in D minor - movement 1

This recording was not issued. See the October 3, 4, 1927 recording of this work.

 

matrices CVE 34730-2 CVE 34731-1,CVE 34732-1, CVE 34733-1

not issued by HMV Page  
June 10, 1926 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johan Strauss II "On the Beautiful Blue Danube" opus 314

 

"Tales from the Vienna Woods" opus 325

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Victor 6584 and

Electrola Germany EJ 261

Victor 6584

 

also Victor Pict-Ur-Music disc 01548 of CVE 22825-7 theater music for silent movies

 

Mark Obert-Thorn has made a fine restorations these recordings for Pristine Classical on PASC500.

 

matrix CVE 22825-6, later CVE 22825-7 (Danube), CVE 35182-3 (Woods)

 

Beautifully recorded in the Academy of Music, these might perhaps be claimed the first totally satisfying reproductions of a full symphony orchestra since the invention of recoding by Edison 50 years earlier.

HMV:

 

D 1218

 

DB 1014 listed but not issued

 

EJ 261 (Electrola Germany)

 

ES 239 (Austria)

 

ED 2

 

W 985 (Gramophone France)

 

serial nos. 4-0890 (Danube) 4-0891 (Woods)

 

matrices A 22825 (Danube), A 35182 (Woods)

Page MP3

MP3

4, 10 November 1926 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA P. I. Tchaikovsky Suite from "The Nutcracker", opus 71a (1892)

Victor M-3 Nutcracker

Victor Musical Masterpiece album M-3

 

L-7004 Nutcracker

the 1931 "Program Transcription" dub of the 1926 Nutcracker

Suite from "The Nutcracker", opus 71a:

- Miniature Overture (Ouverture miniature)

- March (Marche)

- Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (Danse de la fée Dragée)

- Trepak - Russian Dance (Danse russe)

- Arab Dance (Danse arabe)

- Chinese Dance (Danse chinoise)

- Dance of the Flutes (Danse des Mirlitons)

- Waltz of the Flowers (Valse des fleurs).

 

Victor 6615, 6616, 6617 later in Victor album M-3

 

also Victor Pict-Ur-Music discs 01545 of the 'Arab Danse' and Victor 01549 'Dance of the Flutes' theater music for silent movies

 

matrices CVE 36655-4, CVE 36656-4, CVE 36657-2, CVE 36669-1, CVE 36670-4, CVE 36671-2

HMV:

 

D 1214, D 1215, D 1216

 

AB 264, AB 265, AB 266 (Spain)

 

D 3790, D 3791, D 3792

 

DB 1003, DB 1004, DB 1005 listed but not issued

 

ES 240, ES 241, ES 242 (Austria)

 

serial nos. 4-0988, 4-0989, 4-0978, 4-0979, 4-0990, 4-0991

 

Victor Japan D-8012 through D-8014 (Victor Company of Japan)

Page MP3

 

MP3

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: In 1931, Victor also dubbed this recording onto a Victor 33 1/3 RPM 12 inch (30 cm) double sided long play "Program Transcription" recording Victor L-7004 for Victor's new long-playing commercial introduction - eventually unsuccessful.

 

Victor L-7004 side A 33 1/3 RPM matrix LCVE-69730-2 contained dubbed 78 RPM matrices CVE 36655-4, CVE 36656-4, CVE 36657-2 and Victor L-7004 side A 33 1/3 RPM matrix LCVE-69764-1 contained dubbed 78 RPM matrices CVE 36669-1, CVE 36670-4, CVE 36671-2.

November 18, 1926

March 10, 1927

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Franz Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody no 2 C# minor (1847)

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German Electrola EJ 187

Victor 6652

 

Victor 6645 A, 6646 A coupled with 1926 Rienzi Overture in Victor album A-5

 

also Victor Pict-Ur-Music disc 01528 theater music for silent movies

 

matrices CVE 37002-1 (later CVE 37002-2), CVE 37003-7

 

Mark Obert-Thorn has made a fine restoration this recording for Pristine Classical on PASC500.

HMV Europe

 

D 1296

 

EJ 187 (Electrola Germany)

 

AB 277 (Spain)

 

AW 4032 (Italy)

 

ES 302 (Austria)

 

serial nos. 5-0500, 5-0593

 

Victor Japan JD-1236 (Victor Company of Japan)

Page MP3
November 18, 1926

January 6, 1927

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner Overture to Rienzi (1840)

 

107 musicians used in this recording

HMV D 1226

HMV D 1226 serial number 5-0501

Victor 6624, 6625 A coupled with January 6, 1927 Götterdämmerung closing scene on 6625 B

 

Victor 6644 B, 6645 B coupled with 1926 Hungarian Rhapsody no 2 in Victor album A-5

 

also Victor Pict-Ur-Music discs 01531, 01532, 01533 theater music for silent movies

 

also in a Victor automatic sequence album Victor 6644 B, 6645 B, 6646 B

 

matrices CVE 37004-1, CVE 3770-1 (later CVE 3770-2), CVE 37701-2

HMV:

 

D 1226, D 1227 A

 

DB 1035, 1036 A listed but not issued

 

AW 4028, AW 4030 A (Italy)

 

AB 306, AB 307 A (Spain)

 

EJ 158, EJ 159 A (Electrola Germany)

 

ED 3, ED 4 A (Australia)

 

serial nos. 5-0501, 5-0533, 5-0534

Page MP3

  1927

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Date Location Composer Work Victor Disc

  and Matrix Number

HMV Disc

   and Victor Japan

Page

 Link

MP3
January 6, 1927 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner Götterdämmerung - Closing Scene of Act 3

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as arranged by Stokowski using most of the music following Brünnhilde riding Grane onto her funeral pyre

Victor 6625 B coupled with November 1926 Rienzi Overture

 

also in a Victor automatic sequence album Victor 6644 A

 

also Victor 14850 B coupled with 1934 Sidgfried excerpts in AM-441

 

also Victor Pict-Ur-Music disc 01519 theater music for silent movies

 

matrix CVE 37702-2

 

105 musicians used in this recording

HMV:

 

D 1227 B

 

DB 1036 listed but not issued

 

AW 4030 B (Italy)

 

AB 307 B (Spain)

 

EJ 159 B (Electrola Germany)

 

ED 4 (Australia)

 

serial no. 5-0535

Page MP3
March 10, 1927 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Georges Bizet Carmen - Act 1 Prelude

 

Carmen - Act 1 scene 5 - "Habanera"

Victor 1356 demo

a Victor demonstration disc given to stores to show off the new Westrex Electrical Recording Process. The horns and full bass of this recording (plus fine performance) made it a good demonstration disc

Victor Japan NF-4003

Victor Company of Japan Carmen NF-4003

Victor 1356

 

matrix BVE 22812-5 (Prelude) BVE-38211-1 (Habanera)

HMV:

 

AA 168 (Spain)

 

E 531 10 inch black label series

 

Electrola EW 66 (Germany)

 

serial nos. 8-960, 8-961

 

Victor Japan NF-4003 in album JAS 13 (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Japan HL-3 (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Japan JE-157 (Victor Company of Japan)


In 1924, Japan placed a 100% luxury tax on imported phonographs and records 10. This caused Victor to create in 1927 the Victor Company of Japan, Ltd. Yokohama with an initial capital of $1 million equivalent. (Japan was Victor territory as agreed 25 June 1907 with the Gramophone Company Ltd. 10)
Page MP3
Bizet: Carmen: In 1931 these March 10, 1927 Carmen excerpts, plus the April 30 and May 2, 1927 Carmen recordings were dubbed onto L-1000, a Victor 33 1/3 RPM 10 inch (25 cm) double sided long play "Program Transcription" disc, one of the first releases in the Victor long-playing record programme - eventually unsuccessful.

 

Victor L-1000 side A matrix LBVE-69-165-1 contained 78 RPM matrix BVE 22812-5 (Prelude) and CVE-27903-2 (Changing of the Guard) and CVE-37498-1 (Gypsy Dance). Victor L-1000 side B matrix LBVE-69166-1 contained 78 RPM matrices CVE-37494-2 (intermezzo), CVE-27902-2 (Smugglers) and concluded with BVE-38211-1 (Habanera).

March 10, 1927 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Claude Debussy "Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune"

 

flute solo played by William Kinkaid

(Stokowski transcription)

HMV D 1768 Faune

HMV D 1768

Victor 6696

 

also Victor Pict-Ur-Music discs 01531, 01532 theater music for silent movies

 

matrices CVE 21057-9, CVE 21058-8

HMV:

 

D 1768 available into the 1940s

 

AB 599 (Spain)

 

ED 256 (Australia)

 

FD 9 (UK export)

 

serial nos. 5-0658, 5-0659

 

Victor Japan JD-1627 (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Japan ND-531 (Victor Company of Japan)

Page MP3
April 6, 1927 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach

 

Stokowski's first recording of one of his Bach transcriptions

Toccata and Fugue in d minor BWV 565

(Stokowski transcription)

BWV 565

Victor 6751 and Electrola 231

Victor 6751

 

matrices CVE 37468-2 and CVE 37469-2

HMV: D 1428

 

AB 349 (Spain)

 

EJ 231 (Electrola Germany)

 

ES 337 (Austria)

 

FD 3 (UK export)

 

serial nos. 5-0761, 5-0762

 

matrices A 37468, A 37469

 

Japan Victor MA-6 (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Japan Victor JD-6794 (Victor Company of Japan)

Page MP3
April 6, 1927 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Franz Schubert Moment Musical in f minor opus 94 no 3 (D780-3) "Air russe" coupled with the 1927 Schubert Rosamunde

Stokowski transcription

Victor 1312

Victor 1312

 

Mark Obert-Thorn has made a fine restoration this recording for Pristine Classical on PASC483.

 

matrix BVE 25941-8

not issued by HMV, although HMV assigned serial no. 7-906

 

Victor Japan JE-204 with 1927 "Rosamunde"

 

Victor Japan NF-4054 with 1927 "Rosamunde"

Page MP3
April 6, 1927

 

April 15, 1927

 

April 25, 1927

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony no 7 in A major, opus 92

Beethoven Sym 7

 

Victor Japan 6674

a Japanese pressing of Victor 6674

Victor 6670 through 6674 in Victor album M-17

 

Victor 6680 through 6689 in album A-6 coupled with 1927 Brahms Symphony no 1

 

matrices CVE 37470-2, CVE 37474-2, CVE 37475-1, CVE 37476-2, CVE 37477-2, CVE 37478-2, CVE 37479-2, CVE 37480-2, CVE 37481-2, CVE 37482-1

 

Mark Obert-Thorn has made a fine restoration this recording for Pristine Classical on PASC483.

Pristine

HMV:

 

D 1639 through D 1643

 

D 7676 through D 7680

 

AB 532 through AB 536 (Spain)

 

EJ 444 through EJ 448 (Electrola Germany)

 

ES 626 through ES 630 (Austria)

 

W 1040 through W 1044 (Gramophone France)

 

serial nos. 5-0752, 5-0778, 5-0753, 5-0754, 5-0755, 5-0756, 5-0757, 5-0758, 5-0751, 5-0750 (in that order)

 

Victor Japan 6670 through 6674 (Victor Company of Japan)

Page MP3

 

MP3

 

MP3

 

MP3

April 7, 1927

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA

Igor Stravinsky Le Sacre du Printemps not issued. This first trial recording of Le Sacre du Printemps was followed two years later by the successful recordings of 24 September 1929 and 12 March 1930.

 

matrices CVE-37471-1, CVE-37472-1, CVE-37473-1

 

Mark Obert-Thorn has made a fine restoration these unpublished matrices for Pristine Classical on PASC496

not issued by HMV Page MP3
 

 

April 25, 1927

April 26, 1927

April 27, 1927

April 28, 1927

April 30, 1927

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johannes Brahms Symphony no 1 in c minor opus 68

Brahms

the fine 1927 Brahms Symphony no 1 restoration by Mark Obert-Thorn for Pristine Classical

 

Program Transcription blank

blank side of the "Program Transcription" 33 1/3 RPM recording

Victor 6658 through 6662 in album M-15

 

Victor 7053 through 7057 in album AM-15

 

Victor 6680 through 6689 in album A-6 coupled with 1927 Beethoven Symphony no 7

 

also Victor Pict-Ur-Music disc 01527 of CVE 37489-1, disc 01533 CVE 37483-2 disc 01534 CVE 37484-2 theater music for silent movies

 

matrices CVE 37483-2, CVE 37484-2, CVE 37485-2, CVE 37486-1, CVE 37487-1 (later CVE 37487-2) CVE 37488-2, CVE 37489-1, CVE 37490-2, CVE 37491-1, CVE 37492-2

 

Mark Obert-Thorn has made a fine restoration this recording for Pristine Classical on PASC500.

HMV:

 

D 1499 through D 1503

 

D 7671 through D 7675

 

W 998 through W 1002 (Gramophone France)

 

serial nos. 5-0614, 5-0615, 5-0607, 5-0608, 5-0616, 5-0617, 5-0609, 5-0610, 5-0618, 5-0619 (in that order)

 

Victor Japan JD-916 through JD-920 in album JAS 638 (Victor Company of Japan)

Page MP3

 

MP3

 

MP3

 

MP3

Brahms: Symphony no 1: In 1933, Victor also dubbed this symphony onto three Victor 33 1/3 RPM 12 inch (30 cm) double sided long play "Program Transcription" discs Victor L-11647 through L-11649 in album LM-15 for Victor's long-playing record programme - eventually unsuccessful.

 

Victor L-11647 side A matrix LCS-76273-1 contained dubbed 78 RPM CVE 37483-2, CVE 37484-2 and side B matrix LCS-76274-1 contained dubbed 78 RPM CVE 37485-2, CVE 37486-1. Victor L-11648 side A matrix LCS-76275-2 contained dubbed 78 RPM CVE 37487-2, CVE 37488-2, and side B matrix LCS-76276-1 contained dubbed 78 RPM CVE 37489-1, CVE 37490-2. Victor L-11649 side A matrix LCS-76277-1 contained dubbed 78 RPM CVE 37491-1, CVE 37492-2 with the final 33 1/3 RPM side blank.

April 28, 1927

April 30, 1927

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Franz Schubert Symphony no 8 in b minor "Unfinished"

L 11645

the 1931 "Program Transcription" 33 1/3 dub of the 1927 "Unfinished"

 

Electrola EJ 710

Electrola Germany EJ 710 serial number 5-0620

Victor 6663, 6664, 6665 in album M-16

 

Victor 6663, 6664, 6665 in album M-16

 

Victor 16760, 16761, 16762 in album DM-16

 

matrices CVE 29052-6, CVE 29053-6, CVE 29054-6, CVE 29055-6, CVE 29056-7, CVE 29057-7 (in 1939 matrix CVE 29052-6 was redubbed to CVE 29052-1R)

 

Mark Obert-Thorn has made a fine restoration this recording for Pristine Classical on PASC483.

 

HMV:

 

DB 7, DB 8, DB 9 - the creation by HMV in 1924 of the DA (10 inch) and DB (12 inch) series double-sided discs created a new Celebrity artist series which continued until the LP era in the 1950s. 9

 

D 7375, D7376, D 7377

 

D 1779 through D 1781

 

AB 609, AB 610, AB611 (Spain)

 

EJ 710, EJ 711, EJ 712 (Electrola Germany)

 

ED 530 through ED 532 (Australia)

 

ES 702 through ES 704 (Austria)

 

W 1128, W 1129, W 1130 (Gramophone France)

 

serial nos. 5-0620 through 5-0625

 

Victor Japan JD-1531 through JD-1533 in album JAS 748

Page MP3

 

MP3

Schubert: Symphony no 8: In 1933, Victor also dubbed this symphony onto two Victor 33 1/3 RPM 12 inch (30 cm) double sided long play "Program Transcription" discs Victor L-11645 and Victor L-11646 for Victor's long-playing record programme - eventually unsuccessful.

 

Victor L-11645 side A matrix LCS-75661-3 contained dubbed 78 RPM CVE 29052-6, CVE 29053-6, CVE 29054-6 and side B matrix LCS-75662-4 contained dubbed 78 RPM CVE 29054-6. Victor L-11646 side A LCS-75663-2 matrix contained dubbed 78 RPM CVE 29055-6, CVE 29056-7, CVE 29057-7 with the final 33 1/3 side blank. These sides were also issued by Victor in an automatic changer sequence on 33 1/3 "Program Transcription" discs L-11645 and L-11646 with side B blank.

April 30, 1927 Camden Church Studio, Camden, NJ USA Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony no 7 in A major, opus 92 - Outline of Themes

 

Stokowski described key themes also playing the piano

Victor 6669

 

matrix CVE 38605-2

included in album M-17

 

note: on 20 October 1927, Victor recorded a Spanish version of Stokowski’s talk by José Tablada (1871-1945) with Rosario Bourdon piano on single-sided Victor 6749, matrix number CVE-40417-4

not issued by HMV although serial no. number assigned Page MP3
April 30, 1927 Camden Church Studio, Camden, NJ USA Johannes Brahms Symphony no 1 in c minor opus 68 - Outline of Themes

 

Stokowski described key themes also playing the piano

Victor 6657

matrix CVE 38606-1

included in album M-15

 

note: on 20 October 1927, Victor recorded a Spanish version of Stokowski’s talk by José Tablada (1871-1945) with Rosario Bourdon piano on single-sided Victor 6748, matrix number CVE-40420-2

not issued by HMV although serial no. number assigned Page MP3
April 30, 1927

 

May 2, 1927

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Georges Bizet Carmen - "Intermezzo, Les Dragons d'Alcala" (Act 3 Prelude and Act 2 Prelude "Les dragons d'Alcala")

 

(Intermezzo, Les Dragons d'Alcala recorded April 30, 1927, others May 2, 1927)

 

Carmen - Act 2 - "Gypsy Dance" (Danse Bohème)

 

Carmen - Act 3 - "March of the Smugglers" (Marche des contrebandiers)

 

Carmen - Act 1 - "Changing of the Guard" (Avec la garde montante)

HMV 1618

Victor 6873 and 6874

 

also Victor Pict-Ur-Music disc 01586 of the Gypsy Dance theater music for silent movies

 

matrices CVE 37494-2 (Dragons),

CVE 37498-1 (Gypsy Dance),

CVE 27902-2 (Smugglers),

CVE 27903-1 later -2 (Changing Guard)

 

Victrola Argentina

these recordings were also pressed in Victor's new Argentina plant

HMV:

 

D 1816, D 1618

 

AB 630, AB 500 (Spain)

 

ES 672, ES 554 (Austria)

 

EJ 436 - Smugglers, Guard (Electrola Germany)

 

serial nos. 6-0551 (Dragons), 6-0550 (Gypsy Dance), 6-0587 (Smugglers), 6-0552 (Changing Guard)

 

Victor Japan ND-59, ND-60 in album JAS 13 (Victor Company of Japan)

Victor Argentina

in 1927 Victor Talking Machine Company built a new record manufacturing plant which used Camden masters to produce discs for the South American market, creating Victor Talking Machine Co. Sucursal Argentina (S.A.I.C.), Buenos Aires.

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Bizet: Carmen excerpts: In August 1931 for the launch of its (eventually unsuccessful) "Program Transcription" discs, Victor dubbed excerpts from Carmen originally recorded March 10, April 30, May 2, 1927 onto a Victor L-1000 double sided 10 inch (25 cm) 33 1/3 RPM disc. The Victor L-1000 side A 33 1/3 matrix LBVE-69-165-1 contained 78 RPM matrices BVE 22812-5 (Prelude) with CVE-27903-2 (Changing of the Guard) and CVE-37498-1 (Gypsy Dance). The Victor L-1000 side B 33 1/3 RPM matrix LBVE-69166-1 contained 78 RPM matrices CVE-37494-2 (intermezzo), CVE-27902-2 (Smugglers) and concluded with BVE-38211-1 (Habanera).
May 2, 1927 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Carl Maria von Weber Invitation to the Dance opus 65

 

orchestrated by Hector Berlioz and Stokowski

Victor Japan

Victor ND-89 (Victor Company of Japan)

Victor 6643

 

also Victor Pict-Ur-Music disc 01549 theater music for silent movies

 

matrices CVE 37495-1, CVE 37496-2

Victor Argentina

also issued by Victor Argentina

 

Mark Obert-Thorn has made a fine restoration this recording for Pristine Classical on PASC500.

HMV:

 

D 1285

 

DB 3699 (Austria)

 

AB 283 (Spain)

 

RX 107 (Italy)

 

EJ 166 (Electrola Germany)

 

serial nos. 5-0603, 5-0604

 

Victor Japan ND-89 (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Japan JD-1325 (Victor Company of Japan)

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May 2, 1927 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Franz Schubert Rosamunde D 797 (1823): Ballet music

 

Mark Obert-Thorn has made a fine restoration this recording for Pristine Classical on PASC483 which also includes the shorter 11 October 1927 version.

not released as a 12 inch (30 cm) disc; a cut version eliminating some repeats was recorded on a 10 inch (25 cm) matrix BVE-37497-1 on 11 October 1927

 

matrix CVE-37497-2 not released

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May 2, 1927 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Alexander Glazunov Scènes de ballet opus 52 (1894) - "Danse orientale"

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This is an atmospheric and "oriental" reading which makes this somewhat light-weight work seem to be music of merit.

Victor 1335 B

 

matrix BVE-37499-1 (transcribed to matrix 1R on June 28, 1928)

Victor Japan 1335

 

issued also in a Victor Japan pressing

HMV:

 

E 521 with 1927 Ippolitov-Ivanov

 

the E Series was HMV's 10 inch black label of more popular works 9

 

AA 165 (Spain)

 

EW 56 (Electrola Germany)

 

serial no. 8-633

 

Victor Japan JE-196 (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Japan NF-4083 (Victor Company of Japan)

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May 3, 1927 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade opus 35 This recording was not issued. See the October 8, 10, 11, 1927 recording.

 

matrices CVE 38254-2, CVE 38255-2

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October 3, 4, 1927 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Caesar Franck Symphony in D minor

M-22

Victor 6726 through 6730 (plus 6725 discussion of themes) in album M-22

 

Victor 6792, 6793, 6794, 6795, 6796, 6797, 6798, 6799, 6800, 6801 in automatic sequence A-8 coupled with 1927 Dvorak Symphony no 9

 

also Victor Pict-Ur-Music disc 01519 theater music for silent movies

 

matrices CVE 34730-3 CVE 34731-4, CVE 34732-3 (later CVE 34732-3A), CVE 34733-3 (later CVE 34733-3A), CVE 39340-2, CVE 39341-1, CVE 39342-3, CVE 39343-1, CVE 39344-1, CVE 39345-1

HMV:

 

D 1404 through D 1408

 

D 6726 through D 6730 automatic sequence

 

AB 341 through AB 345 (Spain)

 

5-0683, 5-0684, 5-0685, 5-0686, 5-0687, 5-0688, 5-0689, 5-0690, 5-0733, 5-0734

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Franck: Symphony in D minor: In 1933, Victor also dubbed this recording onto three Victor 33 1/3 RPM 12 inch (30 cm) double sided long play "Program Transcription" discs Victor L-11650, Victor L-11651 and Victor L-11652 for Victor's long-playing record programme - eventually unsuccessful.

 

Victor L-11650 33 1/3 side A matrix LCS-76268-2 contained dubbed 78 RPM CVE 34730-3, CVE 34731-4. Side B matrix LCS-76274-1 contained dubbed 78 RPM CVE 34732-3, CVE 34733-3. Victor L-11651 side A matrix LCS-76270-1 contained dubbed 39340-2, CVE 39341-1 and side B matrix LCS-76271-1 contained dubbed 78 RPM CVE 39342-1, CVE 39343-1. Victor L-11652 33 1/3 side A matrix LCS-76272-1 contained dubbed 78 RPM CVE 39344-1, CVE 39345-1 with the final 33 1/3 side being blank.

 

It was also issued on three Victor "Program Transcription" discs in automatic changer sequence L-11723 through L-11725 with side B blank.

October 5, 8, 1927

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA

Antonin Dvorak Symphony no 9 in e minor opus 95 "From the New World"

Victor M-1

Victor Musical Masterpiece album M-1

Victor 6565, 6566, 6567, 6568, 6569 in album M-1

 

Victor 6792, 6793, 6794, 6795, 6796, 6797, 6798, 6799, 6800, 6801 in automatic sequence A-8 coupled with 1927 Franck Symphony

 

Victor 7097, 7098, 7099, 7100, 7101 in AM-1

 

matrices CVE 32802-2 (later CVE 32802-4), CVE 32803-3 (transcribed to 5R - 30 April 1926), CVE 33290-2 (later CVE 33290-3 transcribed 6R - February 13, 1928), CVE 333291-4 (later CVE 333291-1), CVE 33292-3 (later CVE 33292-5), CVE 33293-2 (later CVE 33293-4), CVE 33294-1 (later CVE 33294-3), CVE 33297-2 (later CVE 33297-4), CVE 33296-1 (later CVE 33296-3), CVE 33295-1 (later CVE 33295-3)

HMV:

 

D 1893 through D 1897

 

D 7640 through D 7644 automatic sequence

 

D 40 through D 44

 

Victor Japan album JAS 953 (Victor Company of Japan)

 

serial nos. 4-0686, 4-0689, 4-0761, 4-0762, 4-0763, 4-0764, 4-0765, 4-0778, 4-0797, 4-828

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October 6, 1927 Camden Church Studio, Camden, NJ USA Caesar Franck Symphony in D minor - Stokowski Analysis of the major themes

Arthur Rodzinski piano accompaniment

Victor 6725 in M-22

 

matrix CVE 40400-2

 

note: on 20 October 1927, Victor recorded a Spanish version of Stokowski’s talk by José Tablada (1871-1945) with Rosario Bourdon piano on single-sided Victor 6747, matrix number CVE-40419-2

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October 6, 1927 Camden Church Studio, Camden, NJ USA Antonin Dvorak Symphony no 9 - Stokowski Analysis of the major themes

Arthur Rodzinski piano accompaniment Victor 6743

Victor 6743

 

matrix CVE 40401-2

 

note: on 20 October 1927, Victor recorded a Spanish version of Stokowski’s talk by José Tablada (1871-1945) with Rosario Bourdon piano on single-sided Victor 6750, matrix number CVE-40418-1

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October 8, 10, 11, 1927

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA

Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov Schéhérazade opus 35

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This first electrical recording of Schéhérazade was one of the great recordings of the work during the twentieth century. The violin solos of Mischa Mischakoff and the virtuoso strings of the Philadelphia Orchestra demonstrate the stature the orchestra had achieved under Stokowski.

Victor 6738, 6739, 6740, 6741, 6742 in album M-23

 

also Victor Pict-Ur-Music disc 01544 through 01546 theater music for silent movies

 

Matrices CVE 38254-2 (later CVE 38254-4), CVE 38255-2 (later CVE 38255-3), CVE 39346-1, CVE 39347-1 (later CVE 39347-3), CVE 39348-1, CVE 39349-1A, CVE 39350-1, CVE 39351-1A (later CVE 39351-2A), CVE 39352-1, CVE 39353-2

HMV:

 

D 1436 through D 1440

 

W 968 through W 972 (Gramophone France)

 

D 7692 through D 7696

 

AB 399 through AB 403 (Spain)

 

ES 473 through ES 477 (Austria)

 

serial nos. 5-0723 through 5-07232

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October 11, 1927

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA

Claude Debussy Nocturnes (1899) no 2: Fêtes (Festivals)

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Victor 1309

 

matrix BVE 39354-2, BVE 39355-2

HMV:

 

E 507 (UK) the E Series was HMV's 10 inch black label series of more popular works 9

 

AA 151 (Spain)

 

EW 53 (Electrola Germany)

 

serial nos. 7-987, 7-988

 

Victor Japan HL-61 (Victor Company of Japan)

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October 11, 1927

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA

Franz Schubert "Rosamunde" D 797 - Ballet Music

Rosamunde

Victor Argentina release of "Rosamunde"

Victor 1312 coupled with 1927 Schubert "Moment Musical"

 

recall that a 12 inch (30 cm) recording of this work including repeats was made on 2 May 1927 but not released.

 

Mark Obert-Thorn has made a fine restoration this recording for Pristine Classical on PASC483 which also includes the longer 2 May 1927 version.

 

matrix BVE 37497-1

not issued by HMV, although HMV assigned serial no. 7-907

 

Victor Japan JE-204 with 1927 "Moment Musicale"

 

Victor Japan NF-4054 with 1927 "Moment Musicale"

 

Victor Japan HL-27

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October 11, 1927 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov Caucasian Sketches opus 10 no 4 "Procession of the Sardar" (Labeled: "March of the Caucasian Chief")

Ippolitov-Ivanoff

HMV E 521 10 inch (25 cm) disc

Victor 1335 A coupled with Glazunov Dance orientale

 

matrix BVE 26442-5

HMV:

 

E 521 (UK)

 

EW 56 (Electrola Germany)

 

serial no. 8-632

 

Victor Japan JE-196 with Glazunov Dance orientale (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Japan NF-4083 with Glazunov Dance orientale (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Japan HL-14 (Victor Company of Japan)

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October 12, 1927 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Modest Mussorgsky Khovanshchina - Prelude to Act 4 as arranged by Stokowski

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HMV D-1427 issued in 1928

Victor 6775 B

 

matrix CVE 27069-5 in M-53

HMV:

 

D 1427

 

AB 368 (Spain)

 

ES 366 (Austria)

 

serial no. 5-0794

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October 12, 1927 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Igor Stravinsky Suite from The Firebird (1919 Suite as arranged and edited by Stokowski)

 

There is an extended 1 minute cut of the repeating concluding progression at the end of this performance

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Biddulph WHL-005 also issued a fine restoration of the 1927 Firebird by Ward Marston

Victor 6773, 6774, 6775A in album M-53 coupled with Khovanshchina Prelude

 

matrices CVE 30992-4, CVE 30993-4, CVE 30994-4, CVE 30995-5, CVE 39356-1

 

106 musicians used for this session. This 1927 recording is atmospheric and a glorious performance, with the Philadelphia string sound at its most sumptuous.

HMV:

 

D 1427 (seems 1 disc only)

 

serial nos. 5-0795 through 5-0799

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October 12, 1927 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach Well Tempered Clavier - Prelude no 8 in e flat minor BWV 853

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 6786

Victor 6786 with the later matrix number

Victor 6786 coupled with the 1927 Chorale Prelude "Ich ruf' zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ" BWV 639

 

matrix CVE 39357-1 (later CVE 39257-1A)

HMV:

 

D 1464

 

AB 414 (Spain)

 

ES 391 (Austria)

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October 12, 1927 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Hector Berlioz La damnation de Faust opus 24 - Rakoczy March Victor 6823

 

matrix CVE 39890-1 (later CVE 39890-1A)

HMV:

 

D 1807

 

AB 680 (Spain)

 

ED 7

 

serial no. 5-0878

 

Victor Japan JD-561 B with 1927 Bacchanale (Victor Company of Japan)

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October 13, 1927 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner Lohengrin - Prelude to Act 1

(Stokowski transcription) picture

HMV D 1463 - a noble performance that stayed in the British catalogue until 1950

Victor 6791

 

matrices CVE 30021-3 (later CVE 30021-4), CVE 30022-3

 

Perhaps the finest of the many Stokowski recordings of this work.

HMV:

 

D 1463

 

AB 461(Spain)

 

EJ 361 (Electrola Germany)

 

serial nos. 5-0831, 5-0832

 

Victor Japan JD-1675 (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Japan ND-191 (Victor Company of Japan)

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October 13, 1927 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Camille Saint-Saëns Samson et Dalila, opus 47 - Act 3 Bacchanale

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Electrola Germany Bacchanale EJ-580

Victor 6823 issued in summer 1928 coupled with the 1927 Berlioz Rákóczy March

 

matrix CVE 24630-6 (later CVE 24630-7)

HMV:

 

D 1807

 

AB 680 (Spain)

 

ED 7

 

EJ-580 (Electrola Germany)

 

serial no. 5-0877

 

Victor Japan JD-561 A with 1927 Rakoczy March (Victor Company of Japan)

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October 13, 1927 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale Prelude "Ich ruf' zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ" BWV 639

(Stokowski transcription)

Electrola EJ 348

Electrola Germany EJ 348

Victor 6786 coupled with 1927 Bach Prelude no 8 in e flat minor BWV 853

 

matrix CVE 39358-2

HMV:

 

D 1464

 

AB 414 (Spain)

 

EJ 348 (Electrola Germany)

 

ES 391

 

serial no. 5-0857

 

matrix A 39358

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September 25, 26, 1928 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johannes Brahms Symphony no 3 in F Major opus 90

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Victor 6962, 6963, 6964, 6965, 6966 in Victor M-42

 

Victor 6886, 6987, 6988, 6989, 6990 in Victor AM-42

 

Victor 17258, 17259, 17260, 17261, 17262 in Victor DM-42

 

matrices CVE 46463-1, CVE 46464-1A, CVE 46465, CVE 46466-2A, CVE 46467-2, CVE 46468-1, CVE 46469-2A, CVE 46470-2A, CVE 46471-2A, CVE 46472-1

HMV:

 

6-0594, 6-0595, 6-0596, 6-0597, 6-0598, 6-0599, 6-0600, 6-0601, 6-0602, 6-0636

 

AB 644 through AB 648 (Spain)

 

D 1769, D 1770, D 1771, D 1772, D 1773

 

D 7681, D 7682, D 7683, D 7684, D 7685 automatic sequence

 

ES 655 through 659 (Austria)

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September 26, 27, 1928 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA P. I. Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet

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Stokowski concludes his performance of the Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture with the fermata prior to the usual last 4 bars, cuts these last 4 bars and adds an additional, gentle chord an octave lower than the fermata chord, to make a quiet revised ending - which he did throughout his career.

Victor 6995, 6996, 6997 A in M-46 coupled with the 1928 de Falla "Danse Espagnole"

 

also Victor 6900, 6901, 6902 in AM-46

 

also Victor 16763, 16764, 16765 in DM-46

 

matrices CVE 46473-2, CVE 46474-2, CVE 46475-2, CVE 46476-2, CVE 46477-1A

HMV:

 

DB 1947 through DB 1949 with de Falla "Danse Espagnole"

 

ED 797 through ED 799 (Italy)

 

serial nos. 6-0644, 6-0645, 6-0646, 6-0647, 6-0651

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September 27, 1928 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Isaac Albéniz (transcribed by Stokowski) Ibéria - "Fête Dieu à Seville" Victor 7158

 

matrices CVE 46480-2 (later CVE 46480-2A), CVE 46481-1, (later CVE 46481-1A)

 

virtuoso playing and a wash of sound unmatched by the European orchestra recordings of the era

HMV:

 

D 1888

 

EJ 620

 

ES 705 (Austria)

 

serial nos. 42-750, 42-780

 

Japan Victor 7158 (Victor Company of Japan) issued 1930

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September 27, 28, 29, 1928 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major BWV 1047

 

Saul Caston trumpet

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HMV D 1709 serial number 42-607

 

This seems to be the first recording, either acoustic or electric of this work and would the first hearing for most listeners of the era. The pace seems heavy; the recording takes 16 minutes without repeats compared with modern performances of perhaps 12 minutes with repeats, and 91 musicians played. Also, the famous clarino trumpet solo of the third movement has been scored down an octave, reducing its brilliant effect.

Victor 7087, 7088, 7089-A in M-59 coupled with the 1929 Chorale Prelude "Wir glauben all an einen Gott" 7089 B and Passacaglia in C minor 7090

 

also Victor 7092 through 7096 in AM-59

 

also Victor 17246 through 17250 in DM-59

 

matrices CVE 46482-1A, CVE 46483-2A, CVE 46484-2A, CVE 46485-1A, CVE 46496-2A.

HMV:

 

D 1708, D 1709, D 1710 with 1929 "Wir glauben all an einen Gott"

 

D 7420, D 7421, D 7422 automatic sequence

 

EJ 504, EJ 505, EJ 506 A (Electrola Germany) with 1929 "Wir glauben all an einen Gott"

 

ES 601, ES 602, ES 603 (Austria)

 

AB 677, AB 678, AB 679 (Spain)

 

AW 100, AW 101, AW 102 (Italy)

 

W-1061 through W-1063 (Gramophone France)

 

serial nos. 42-605 through 42-609

 

matrices A 46482, A 46483, A 46484, A 46485, A 46486 with Bach "Wir glauben all an einen Gott"

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September 28, 29, 1928

December 8, 1928

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA P. I. Tchaikovsky Symphony no 4 in F minor opus 36

Electrola DB 1793

 

Most striking of the several Stokowski changes here is in the opening for horns and bassoon written in triplets by Tchaikovsky - Stokowski replaces the triplets with eighth notes

Victor 6929 through 6933 in M-48

 

Victor 6934 through 6938 in AM-48

 

Victor 17251 through 17255 in DM-48

 

matrices CVE 46486-4, CVE 46487-1A, CVE 46488-2, CVE 46489-2, CVE 46490-2, CVE 46491-2A, CVE 46492-1A, CVE 46493-1A, CVE 46494-3A, CVE 46495-2A

HMV:

 

DB 1793 through DB 1797

 

DB 7281 through 7285 automatic sequence

 

serial nos. 6-0700 through 6-0708 and 6-0723

 

Electrola Germany DB 1793 through DB 1797 with serial nos. A 46 486 through A 46 496

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December 8, 1928 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Manuel de Falla La Vida Breve - Danse espagnole Victor 6997 in Victor M-46 coupled with 1928 "Romeo and Juliet"

 

also Victor 6900 or Victor 6902 (in some copies) in AM-46

 

also Victor 7820

 

also Victor 16863 in DM-46

 

matrix CVE 47923-2

HMV:

 

DB 1949 coupled with 1928 "Romeo and Juliet"

 

HMV Italy ED 797

 

serial nos. 6-0644, 6-0645, 6-0646, 6-0647, 6-0651

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December 9, 1928 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA P. I. Tchaikovsky "Song without Words" opus 40 no 6

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 7202 in M-71 (with Carnival des animaux)

 

matrix CVE 47942-2A

HMV:

 

D 1994

 

D 7418

 

DB 2007

 

ES 733 (Austria)

 

Gramophone France W 1186

 

serial no. 42-898

 

Victor Japan JD-564 B in album JAS 574 with 1929 Carnival of the Animals (Victor Company of Japan)

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January 26, 1929 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Russian Easter Overture (La grande Pâque Russe), opus 36

HMV D-1677

HMV D-1677 serial number 6-0725

Victor 7018, 7019

 

matrices CVE-48923-1, CVE-48924-3A, CVE-48925-2A, CVE-48926-1

 

this work, often performed histrionically, is given a noble, yet electrically charged performance, with decisive brass and strings, superior to his later 1942 NBC Symphony, 1953 New York and 1968 Chicago Symphony recordings.

HMV:

 

D-1676, D-1677

 

AB-575, AB-576 (Spain)

 

serial nos. 6-0724, 6-0724, 6-0725, 6-0751

 

Victor Japan JL-7002 (Victor Company of Japan)

Victrola Argentina

this recording was also pressed in Victor's plant in Argentina

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Tchaikovsky: Russian Easter Overture: In August 1931, dubbed this recording onto Victor L-7002 12 inch (30 cm) 33 1/3 RPM Victor "Program Transcription" disc, matrix LCVE-69777-1 for Victor's new long-playing commercial introduction - eventually unsuccessful, coupled with with 1929 Capriccio italien on Victor L-7002 side B

 

Victor L-7002 33 1/3 side A matrix LCVE-69777-1 Russian Easter Overture contained dubbed 78 RPM matrices CVE-48923-1, CVE-48924-3A, CVE-48925-2A, CVE-48926-1.

January 28, 30 1929 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA P. I. Tchaikovsky Capriccio italien opus 45 (1880)

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this recording remained in the Victor catalogue through to the end of the 78 RPM era as can be seen with this post-WW2 pressing

Victor 6949, 6950

 

matrices CVE 48932-1 (later CVE 48932-2), CVE 48933-2, CVE 48934-3, CVE 48935-2.

HMV:

 

D 1739, D 1740

 

D 3739, D 3740

 

DB 605, DB 606

 

DB 6005, DB 6006

 

AB 716, AB 717 (Spain)

 

AW 201, AW 202 (Italy)

 

ES 767, ES 768 (Austria)

 

serial nos. 6-0709, 6-0710, 6-0754, 6-0711

 

Victor Japan JD-886, JD-887

 

Victor Japan D-8024, D-8025 in album JAS 6

 

Victor Japan ND-24, ND-25 in album JAS 6

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Tchaikovsky: Capriccio italien: In August 1931, dubbed this recording onto Victor L-7002 12 inch (30 cm) 33 1/3 RPM Victor "Program Transcription" disc, matrix LCVE-69778-1 for Victor's new long-playing commercial introduction - eventually unsuccessful, coupled with with 1929 "Russian Easter Overture" on Victor L-7002 side A

 

Victor L-7002 33 1/3 side B matrix LCVE-69778-1 Capriccio italien contained dubbed 78 RPM matrices CVE 48932-1, CVE 48933-2, CVE 48934-3, CVE 48935-2.

January 28, 1929

May 1, 1929

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach Passacaglia and Fugue in c minor BWV 582

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 7090, 7091 in M-59 coupled with 1928 Brandenburg no 2

 

also Victor 7093 through 7096 in AM-59 coupled with 1928 Brandenburg no 2

 

matrices CVE 48927-1, CVE 48928-5, CVE 48929-2A, CVE 48930-2A

HMV:

 

D 1702, D 1703

 

AB 580, AB 581 (Spain)

 

EJ 580, EJ 581 (Electrola Germany)

 

ES 620, ES 621 (Austria)

 

W 1189, W 1190 (France)

 

serial nos. 42-611, 42-602, 42-603, 42-604

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April 10, 13, 1929 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Serge Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no 2 in c minor opus 18

with Rachmaninoff at the Piano

Rachmaninoff Concerto 2

This recording has never been out of the catalogues since its release in 1929. The Library of Congress included it in the Great Recordings of the Twentieth Century. Above is one of the many reissues of this famous recording - an HMV LP issued in the 1950s

Victor 8148 through 8152 in album M-58

 

Victor 8153 through 8157 in album AM-58

 

Victor 16773 through 16777 in album DM-58

 

matrices CVE 48963-2 (later CVE 48963-3), CVE 48964-1 (later CVE 48964-2), CVE 48965-1 (later CVE 48965-2), CVE 48966-1, CVE 48967-1 (later CVE 48967-3), CVE 48968-2 (later CVE 48968-3), CVE 48969-1 (later CVE 48969-2), CVE 48970-1 (later CVE 48970-2), CVE 48971-1 (later CVE 48971-2, CVE 48971-3), CVE 48972-1 (later CVE 48972-3)

HMV:

 

DB 1333 through 1337

 

DB 7008 through DB 7012 automatic sequence

 

DB 7427 through DB 7431 automatic sequence

 

ED 773 through 777 (Australia)

 

serial nos. 42-600 through 42-609, 2-05742 through 2-05745, 2-08056 through 2-08059.

 

matrices A.48963 through A.48972

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April 30, 1929

 

Stokowski had also tried, unsuccessfully, to record the "Japanese Nocturne' acoustically in May, 1923.

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Henry Eichheim Japanese Nocturne from Suite "Oriental Impressions" (1918-1922)

Electrola D 1936 Eichheim

Electrola Germany D 1936 with Electrola label hand-pasted over Gramophone HMV disc label

Victor 7260 B coupled with Salome Dance of the Seven Veils

 

matrix CVE-47964-3

HMV:

 

D 1936 coupled with Salome

 

Electrola D 1936 (Germany)

 

AB 629 (Spain)

 

serial no. 42-915
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April 29, 30, 1929

 

March 15, 1930

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johannes Brahms Symphony no 2 in D major, opus 73

Electrola HMV Brahms Sym 2

HMV D 1877 - D 1882 and

Electrola Germany EJ 603

Victor 7277, 7278, 7279, 7280, 7281, 7282 in album M-82

 

Victor 7283, 7284, 7285, 7286, 7287, 7288 in album AM-82

 

matrices CVE 47951-3, CVE 47952-2, CVE 47953-2, CVE 47954-2, CVE 47955-3, CVE 47956-2 (later CVE 47956-3A), CVE 47957-2, CVE 47959-1, CVE 47960-2, CVE 47961-2, CVE 47962-2, CVE 47963-4

 

note: for some reason, CVE 47956-2 of 29 April 1929 was remade as CVE 47956-3A with a 12 measure cut in movement 2. Both versions published; my copy has the cut side.

HMV:

 

D 1877 through D 1882

 

D 7686 through D 7691

 

EJ 598 through EJ 603 (Germany)

 

ES 755 through E 760 (Austria)

 

serial nos. 42-933 through 42-938, 42-927 through 42-932 in that order

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April 30, 1929

May 1, 1929

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach Christmas Oratorio (Weihnachts-Oratorium) BWV 248 - no 10 Sinfonia - Pastorale

labeled by Stokowski "Shepherd's Christmas Music"

(Stokowski transcription)

HMV D 1740

HMV D 1741

Victor 7142

 

matrices CVE-47965-1, CVE-47970-1

HMV:

 

D 1741

 

AB 618 (Spain)

 

serial nos. 42-707, 42-708

 

matrices A 47965, A 47970

 

Victor Japan VD 8369 (Victor Company of Japan)

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May 1, 1929

 

(also unsuccessfully January 28, 1929)

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale Prelude "Wir glauben all an einen Gott" BWV 680

(Stokowski transcription)

HMV D 1710

HMV D 1710 serial number 42-610

Victor 7089 B in M-59

 

Victor 7092 B in AM-59

 

Victor 17250 B in DM-59

 

matrix CVE 48931-5

HMV:

 

D 1710 B all HMV with September 1928 Brandenburg Concerto no 2

D 7420 automatic sequence

ES 603 (Austria)

EJ-506 (Electrola Germany)

AB-679 (Spain)

W-1063 (France)

AW-102 (Italy)

 

serial no. 42-610

 

matrix A 48931

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May 1, 1929 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Strauss Salome - Dance of the Seven Veils

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German Electrola D 1935 with Electrola label hand-pasted over HMV Gramophone disc label

Victor 7259, 7260 A coupled with Eichheim Japanese Nocturne

 

matrices CVE 47966-2, CVE 47967-2, CVE 47968-2

HMV:

 

D 1935, D 1936 A coupled with Eichheim Japanese Nocturne

 

AB-629 (Spain)

 

serial nos. 42-912 through 42-914

 

matrices A 48966 through A 48968

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May 2, 1929 (also unsuccessful September 27, 1928 session) Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Claude Debussy Nocturnes: no 1 - Nuages (Clouds) Victor 7453 in album M-116 coupled with 1931 Debussy "Danses Sacrée et Profane"

 

Victor 16570, 16571 with 1929 Thomas Mignon Gavotte and 1931 Debussy "Danses Sacrée et Profane"

matrices CVE 46478-4, CVE 46479-4

HMV:

 

D 1614

 

DB 1514

 

serial nos. 42-1186, 42-1186

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May 2, 3, 1929 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Jean Sibelius Swan of Tuonela from "Three Legends" opus 22

 

Marcel Tabuteau English horn soloist

picture

this recording with Marcel Tabuteau playing English horn stayed in the catalogue to the end of the 78 RPM era as shown by this post-WW2 pressing

Victor 7380

 

matrices CVE 47973-1 and CVE 47980-1

 

Laila Storch wrote 7: "...John de Lancie remembered Tabuteau's story of how the record came to be made in May 1929. 'Stoki called him up one morning and said, "I would like to record the Swan tomorrow." Tabuteau didn't even have an English horn. He got on the train and went to New York to rent an instrument. He then came back to Philadelphia the same evening, sat up all night in his studio making English horn reeds, then went in the next morning and recorded it'."

HMV:

 

D 1997

 

W-1188 (France)

 

EJ-705 (Electrola Germany)

 

AB 707 (Spain)

 

serial nos. 42-1119, 42-1120

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Sibelius: Swan of Tuonela: In 1933, Victor also dubbed this recording onto a Victor 33 1/3 RPM 12 inch (30 cm) double sided long play "Program Transcription" disc Victor L-11656 for Victor's long-playing record programme - eventually unsuccessful.

 

Victor L-11656 33 1/3 side A matrix LCS-76752-1 contained dubbed 78 RPM CVE 47973-2, and dubbed 78 RPM matrix CVE 47980-3. Side B of the disc contained the April 1930 recording of Sibelius's Finlandia dubbed to 33 1/3 speed.

May 2, 1929 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1 - Prelude 24 in b minor, BWV 869

Victor Japan 7316 B

Victor Japan pressing the Prelude BWV 869

Victor 7316 B

 

matrix CVE 47974-2

HMV:

 

D 1938 (A) with March 1930 Handel Pastoral Symphony

 

D 1995 (A) with May 1929 Hoffstetter/Haydn

 

serial no. 42-1027

 

Victor Japan ND-252 with 1930 Handel Pastoral Symphony (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor VD-7244 B with 1930 Handel Pastoral Symphony (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor JD-2015 B with 1929 Mengelberg NYPh J. C. Bach Sinfonia (Victor Company of Japan)

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May 3, 1929 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Georges Bizet L'Arlésienne - Suite 1 plus Danse provençale from Suite no 2 (as arranged by Stokowski)

Victor M-62

Victor 7124, 7125, 7126 in album M-62

 

matrices CVE 47981-2, CVE 47982-1, CVE-47983-2 and later CVE-47983-3, CVE-47984-1 and later CVE-47984-2, CVE 47985-2, CVE 47986-1

 

Stokowski's suite is essentially the L'Arlesienne Suite no 1, with the addition of a Danse provençale, which is the Andantino from the Pastorale of the L'Arlesienne Suite no 2 - Stokowski inserts it between the Adagietto and the concluding Carillon of Suite no 1.

HMV:

 

D 1801 through D 1803

 

D 7363 through D 7365 automatic sequence

 

AB 603 through AB 605 (Spain)

 

AW 143 through AW 145 (Italy)

 

EJ 554 through EJ 556 (Electrola Germany)

 

W 1089 through W 1091 )Gramophone France)

 

serial nos. 42-701 through 42-706

 

Victor Japan JD-1687 in album JAS 781 (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Japan 7124-6 in album JAS 95 (Victor Company of Japan)

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May 4, 1929 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Ambroise Thomas Mignon - Gavotte

 

This is the entr'acte music played at the beginning of Act 2.

Victor 7456 B in M-116, with 1931 Debussy "Danses sacrée et profane"

 

matrix CVE 47987-2

HMV:

 

D 1643

 

serial no. 42-1190

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May 4, 1929 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Luigi Boccherini

label reads: "Celebrated Minuet",

later "Minuet"

- String Quintet No 1 in E opus 11 no 5 G 275 - 3rd movement Minuetto

Stokowski transcription

Victor 7256

this 1929 recording stayed in the catalogue until the end of the 78 RPM era as can be seen by this post WW2 label

Victor 7256 A coupled with 1929 Hoffstetter/Haydn Andante cantabile

 

matrix CVE 47988-3

HMV:

 

D 1864 A with 1929 Hoffstetter/Haydn

 

D 1995 A with 1927 Prelude BWV 853

 

EJ-584 labeled "Menuett" coupled with 1929 Hoffstetter/Haydn (Electrola Germany)

 

ES 696 with 1929 Hoffstetter/Haydn

 

AB 696 with 1929 Hoffstetter/Haydn

 

serial no. 42-903

 

matrix no. A 47 990 (note: not A 47 988)

 

Victor Japan D-8110 with 1929 Hoffstetter/Haydn (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Japan VD-8199 with 1929 Hoffstetter/Haydn (Victor Company of Japan)

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May 4, 1929 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Romanus Hoffstetter (attributed to Franz Josef Haydn) String Quartet in F major, opus 3 no 5, Hob III-17 movement 2 Andante cantabile

US label reads: "18th CENTURY DANCE (Josef Haydn)"

European label reads "Serenade")

Stokowski transcription

Electrola EJ 584

Electrola Germany EJ 584

Victor 7256 B coupled with with Boccherini Minuetto.

 

matrix CVE 47989-1

HMV:

 

D 1864 B with May 1929 Boccherini Minuetto

 

D 1995 A with May 1929 Bach Prelude BWV 869

 

EJ-584 labeled "Serenade" coupled with May 1929 Boccherini Minuetto (Electrola Germany)

 

serial no. 42-904

 

matrix no. A 47 989

 

Victor Japan D-8110 with May 1929 Boccherini Minuetto (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Japan VD-8199 with May 1929 Boccherini Minuetto (Victor Company of Japan)

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September 23, 1929,

March 14, 1930

April 29, 1930

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner Tannhäuser - Overture and Venusberg Music (Paris version)

as arranged by Stokowski

Victor M-78

Victor 7262, 7263, 7264 in album M-78

 

Victor 7265, 7266, 7267 in album AM-78

matrices CVE 51876-5A (later CVE 51876-6), CVE 51877-5A, CVE 51878-2, CVE 51879-4A, CVE 51880-1A, CVE 51875-2

HMV:

 

D 1905, 1906, 1907

 

D 7372, D 7373, D 7374 automatic sequence

 

AB 701, AB 702, AB 703 (Spain)

 

EJ 648, EJ 649, EJ 650 (Electrola Germany)

 

serial nos. 52-917, 42-965, 42-918, 42-990, 42-919, 42-920

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Wagner: Tannhäuser: In August 1933, Victor also dubbed this recording onto two Victor 33 1/3 RPM 12 inch (30 cm) double sided long play "Program Transcription" discs Victor L-11669 and L-11670 for Victor's long-playing record programme - eventually unsuccessful.

 

Victor L-11669 33 1/3 side A matrix LCS-76754-1 contained dubbed 78 RPM CVE 51876-6 and dubbed 78 RPM matrix CVE 51877-5A. Side B matrix LCS-76755-1 contained dubbed 78 RPM matrices 51878-2 and CVE 51879-4A.

Victor L-11670 33 1/3 side A matrix LCS-76756-1 contained dubbed 78 RPM matrices CVE 51880-1A and CVE 51875-2, with side B blank.

An automatic sequence "Program Transcription" album contained Victor L-11747 and L-11748.

September 24, 25, 1929

 

and March 12, 1930

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Igor Stravinsky

 

with beautiful bassoon solos by Walter Guetter

Le Sacre du Printemps (1913; 1929 score)

(Rite of Spring)

HMV D 1919

Mark Obert-Thorn in his fascinating Pristine Classical album PASC422 has shown matrix pairs CVE-37471-4/4A and 47975-1/1A to have been fed by different microphones, therefore giving an "accidental stereo" image when stabilized by the Capstan pitch-stabilizing program and careful phase allignment - a technical tour-de-force by Mark Obert-Thorn. Visit Pristine Classical for fascinating recordings.

Victor 7227 through 7230 in M-74

 

Victor 7231 through 7234 in AM-74

 

Victor 16561 through 16564 in DM-74

 

matrices CVE 37471-4 (later CVE 37471-4A), CVE 37472-3A (later CVE 37472-4A), CVE 37473-3A, CVE 47975-1 (later CVE 47975-1A, CVE 47975-2A), CVE 47976-1 (later CVE 47976-3), CVE 47977-2A (later CVE 47977-3A, CVE 47977-4), CVE 47978-3A (later CVE 47978-5A), CVE 47979-7 (later CVE 47979-7A)

HMV:

 

D 1919 through D 1922

 

D 7602 through D 7605 automatic sequence

 

AB 650 through AB 653 (Spain)

 

EJ 626 through EJ 629 (Electrola Germany)

 

serial nos. 42-850, 42-878, 42-879, 42-851, 42-852, 42-853, 42-847, 42-880

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September 26, 27, 1929 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Camille Saint-Saëns Carnival des animaux Carnival of the Animals (1886)

 

Olga Barabini and Mary Binney Montgomery, pianists (Olga Barabini studied with Arrau and Hofmann)

Victor M-71

excellent restoration of this fine electrical recording by Mark Obert-Thorn on Biddulph WHL-012

 

Mark Obert-Thorn in his fascinating Pristine Classical album PASC422 has shown matrix pair CVE-51883-2/2A to have been fed by different microphones, therefore giving an "accidental stereo" image when stabilized by the Capstan pitch-stabilizing program and careful phase allignment - a technical tour-de-force by Mark Obert-Thorn. Visit Pristine Classical for fascinating recordings.

Victor 7200, 7201, 7202-A in M-71 coupled with 1928 Tchaikovsky Song without Words on final B side.

 

matrices CVE 51881-1 (later CVE 51881-2A), CVE 51882-2A, CVE 51883-1A (later CVE 51883-2 and CVE 51883-2A), CVE 51884-2A, CVE 51885-4. 

HMV:

 

D 1992, D 1993, D1994

 

AB-709, AB-710, AB-711 (Spain)

 

ES 731, ES 732, ES 733 (Austria)

 

D 7417, D 7418, D 7419

 

W-1184, W-1185, W-1186 Gramophone France

 

serial nos. 42-895, 42-849, 42-875, 42-824, 42-825 (in that order)

 

Victor Japan JD-562 through JD-564 A in album JAS 574 with 1928 "Song without Words" (Victor Company of Japan)

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September 27, 1929

 

March 15, 1930 for BVE-51886-5A

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA John Philip Sousa March "El capitán"

picture

Victor 1441

 

matrix BVE-51886-2 and later matrix BVE-51886-5A

HMV:

 

E 556 HMV's 10 inch black label series of more popular works

 

AA 190 (Spain)

 

serial no. 40-1426

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September 27, 1929 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA John Philip Sousa March "Manhattan Beach" not issued as a 78 RPM record.

unissued matrix BVE-51887-2 was later released in 1994 on CALA records CACD 50501

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September 27, 1929 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA John Philip Sousa March "Stars and Stripes Forever"

HMV E 556

Gramophone Company issue on HMV E 556

Victor 1441

 

matrix BVE 51888-4 (Stokowski recorded 6 takes of this march)

HMV:

 

E 556 in HMV's 10 inch popular series

 

AA 190 (Spain)

 

serial no. 40-1657

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March 15, 1930 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA George Friedrich Handel Messiah - no 13 - Pastoral Symphony

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor Japan 7316

Victor Japan pressing of the Handel Pastoral Symphony

Victor 7316 coupled with May 1929 Bach Prelude BWV 869

 

also Victor G-569

 

matrix CVE 47958-4A

HMV:

 

D 1938 with 1929 Bach Prelude BWV 869

 

AB 705 with 1929 Bach Prelude BWV 869

 

EJ 706 (Electrola Germany)

 

serial no. 42-1026

 

Victor Japan ND-252 with 1929 Bach Prelude BWV 869 (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Japan VD 7244 B with 1929 Bach Prelude BWV 869 (Victor Company of Japan)

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March 15, 1930 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Bach (attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach - now considered by C.P.E. Bach)

from J.S. Bach Cantata no 131

Chorale Prelude "Aus der Tiefe rufe ich" BWV 745

(Stokowski transcription)

French Gramophone DB 1789

French Gramophone DB 1789 labeled "Chorale Prelude"

Victor 7553

 

matrices CVE 47971-3A, CVE 47972-3

HMV:

 

DB 1789

 

Gramophone France DB 1789

 

serial nos. 42-1057, 42-1058

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April 28, 1930 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Jean Sibelius Finlandia opus 26

Electrola DB 1584

German Electrola DB 1584

Victor 7412

 

matrices CVE 56834-1 (and in later years, CVE 56834-2A) and CVE 56835-2A

 

Although put in its final form in 1900, Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra had been performing Finlandia regularly for the previous 15 years. Gramophone magazine in December, 1931 said: "...There is a fine flare in this Finlandia; fire and weight too, and dignity, not surpassed in warmth by anything I know..."

HMV:

 

DB 1584

 

Electrola DB 1584 (Germany)

 

serial nos. 42-1173, 42-1174

 

matricies A 56834, A 56835

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Sibelius: Finlandia: In 1933, Victor also dubbed this recording onto a Victor 33 1/3 RPM 12 inch (30 cm) double sided long play "Program Transcription" disc Victor L-11656 for Victor's long-playing record programme - eventually unsuccessful.

 

Victor L-11656 33 1/3 side B matrix LCS-76753-1 contained dubbed 78 RPM CVE 56834-2A, and dubbed 78 RPM matrix CVE 56835-3A. Side B of the disc contained the May 1929 recording of Sibelius's Swan of Tuonela dubbed to 33 1/3 speed.

April 29, 1930 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA P. I. Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture in Eb opus 49 Victor 7499, 7500

 

matrices CVE 56836-2A (later CVE-56836-1), CVE 56837-2A (later CVE-56837-1), CVE 56838-2A, CVE 56839-3A

HMV:

 

DB 1663, DB 1664

 

serial nos. 42-1203 through 42-1206

 

Victor Japan JD-1399, JD-1400 in album JAS 718

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April 30, 1930 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Jean Baptiste Lully Le Triomphe de l'Amour (1681) - Nocturne

Stokowski transcription

Victor 7424 A

 

matrix CVE 56840-2A

HMV:

 

DB 1587 A

 

serial no. 42-1179

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April 30, 1930 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Jean Baptiste Lully Alceste (1674) - Prelude and Thésée

and (1675)- Marche des sacrificateurs

Stokowski transcriptions

Victor 7424 B

 

matrix CVE 56841-2A

HMV:

 

DB 1587 B

 

serial no. 42-1180

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April 30, 1930 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Claude Debussy Préludes I, no 10 - "La cathédrale engloutie"

 

Stokowski transcription

Victor M-116

 

last regular recording in the Academy of Music until 25 November 1935 with full orchestra of 96 musicians: 36 violins, 12 violas, 10 basses, 4 oboes, 4 bassoons, 5 clarinets, 4 flutes, 3 trumpets, 4 trombones, 8 horns, 1 tuba, 2 harps, 2 percussion, and tympani

Victor 7454 in M-116 with 1931 "Danses sacrée et profane"

 

Victor 7459, 7460 in AM-116

 

Victor 16572, 16573 in DM-116

 

Victor 7315

 

matrices CVE 56842-2A, CVE 56843-3A

HMV:

 

D 1937

 

serial nos. 42-1004, 42-1005

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March 17, 1931 Camden Church Studio 1, Camden, NJ USA Johann Sebastian Bach "Little" Fugue in g minor BWV 578

Stokowski transcription

Electrola D 1952

Electrola DB 1952

 

first recording back in the Camden Church recording location after leaving the Academy of Music to save money, with a reduced orchestra 57 musicians: 12 violins, 4 violas, 5 cellos, 3 basses, 4 oboes, 4 bassoons, 4 clarinets, 4 flutes, 4 horns, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 tuba, 2 harps, 3 percussion

Victor 7437 coupled with Chorale Prelude "Christ lag in Todesbanden" BWV 625

 

matrix CVE 64077-2 (later CVE 64077-1)

HMV:

 

DB 1952

 

Electrola DB 1952 (Germany)

 

serial no. 42-1181

 

matrix A 64077

 

Victor Japan JD-2011 with "Christ lag in Todesbanden" (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Japan ND-273 with "Christ lag in Todesbanden" (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Japan VD 8196 with "Christ lag in Todesbanden" (Victor Company of Japan)

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March 17, 1931 Camden Church Studio 1, Camden, NJ USA Richard Wagner "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg":

Prelude to Act 3

picture

Victor 1584 10 inch (25 cm)

 

matrices BVE-64078-2 (later BVE-64078-4), BVE-64079-2

HMV:

 

DA 1291

 

serial nos. 40-5242, 40-5243

 

matrices A 64078, A 64079

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April 3, 18, 1931 Camden Church Studio 1, Camden, NJ USA

 

unissued on 78 RPM disks, probably because of its strange arrangement on 7 ten inch disks

 

- included in Music & Arts CD-1173

Johannes Brahms Symphony No.4 in e minor op.98

picture

Music & Arts CD-1173 containing Mark Obert-Thorn's superb restorations of some of the rarest Stokowki - Philadelphia Orchestra recordings

 

also issued in 1976 in Neiman Marcus "First Edition" 4 LP set DPM4-0210 restored by Ward Marston

unissued disks allocated Victor numbers 1510 through 1516 in album M-108

 

unissued disks allocated Victor numbers 1517 through 1523 in automatic sequence album AM-108

 

matrices BVE 64088-1, BVE 64089-1, BVE 64090-1, BVE 64091-1, BVE 64092-1, BVE 64093-1, BVE 64094-1, BVE 64095-1, BVE 64096-1, BVE 64097-1, BVE 64098-1, BVE 64099-3, BVE 64100-1, BVE 69001-1 but not issued as 78 RPM

not released by HMV Page not

issued

as 78 RPM

see

Music

&Arts

1173

April 4, 1931

 

March 17, 1931 session made test recordings

 

the test recordings of March 17, 1931 were made on matrices CVE-1269-1 and CVE-1270-1

Camden Church Studio 1, Camden, NJ USA Claude Debussy "Danses sacrée et profane"

 

Edna Phillips, harp

picture

 

Recorded with 24 strings plus harp. The test recordings were likely used to plan balances between harp and strings.

Victor 7455, 7456A (with 1929 Mignon Gavotte) in M-116

 

album including Debussy: Nuages, La Cathédrale Engloutie, Mignon-Gavotte

 

Victor 7457, 7458, 7459 (with 1929 Mignon Gavotte) in AM-116

 

Victor 16571, 16572, 16573 (with 1929 Mignon Gavotte in DM-116

 

matrices CVE 69002-1 (later CVE 69002-7), CVE 69003-1 (later CVE 69003-2), CVE 69004-1

HMV:

 

DB 1642, DB 1643 (with 1929 Mignon Gavotte)

 

serial nos. 42-1184, 42-1185, 42-1188

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April 4, 1931 Camden Church Studio 1, Camden, NJ USA Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale Prelude "Christ lag in Todesbanden" BWV 718

Stokowski transcription

Victor 7437 coupled with 1931 Bach "Little" Fugue in g minor

matrix BVE 69005-3

HMV:

 

DA 1952

 

serial no. 42-1182

 

Victor Japan JD-2011 with 1931 Bach "Little" Fugue (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Japan ND-273 with 1931 Bach "Little" Fugue (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Japan VD 8196 with 1931 Bach "Little" Fugue (Victor Company of Japan)

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April 18, 1931 Camden Church Studio 1, Camden, NJ USA Richard Wagner Tristan und Isolde:

Prelude and "Liebestod" as arranged by Stokowski

not issued; 10 inch (25 cm) matrices BVE-69016-1 and BVE-69017-1, -2 used for the Prelude and BVE-69018-1, BVE-69019-1, BVE-69020-1 for "Liebestod" not released by HMV    
July 15, 1931 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony no 5 in c minor opus 67

picture

33 1/3 RPM Victor L-7001 which launched Victor's unsuccessful "Program Transcription" project

Victor L-7001 two sided 12 inch (30 cm) 33 RPM disc matrices LCVE 67543-1, LCVE 67544-1 - 17 and 14 minute sides each done in one take. HMV 42-1217 and 42-1218 are listed by the Discography of American Historical Recordings 3, but may not have been issued by HMV

 

recorded directly onto 33 1/3 RPM Victor "Program Transcription" matrices for Victor's new long-playing commercial introduction - eventually unsuccessful. The only 1931 Philadelphia Orchestra Victor recording in the Academy of Music.

 

later reissued in a 4 LP album Neiman-Marcus DPM4-0210

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December 1, 4, 5, 1931 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Carl Maria von Weber

(Stokowski orchestration)

 

Hector Berlioz

 

Felix Mendelssohn

Weber: Invitation to the Dance op 65

 

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture

 

Mendelssohn: Music for A Midsummer Night"s Dream - Scherzo

4 December 1931 programme

Bell Telephone BTL-7901-A 33 RPM from Bell matrices restored by Ward Marston in 1979-1980 not released by HMV Page MP3
December 19, 1931 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA

Richard Wagner

Tristan und Isolde - Prelude and Liebestod Bell Telephone BTL-7901-A 33 RPM from Bell matrices restored by Ward Marston in 1979-1980 not released by HMV Page MP3
December 19, 1931 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA

Caesar Franck

Symphony in D minor Bell Telephone matrices BTL 1879/80 not released by HMV Page MP3
Bell Labs AOM       Bell Laboratories engineers in the basement of the Academy of Music during experimental recording sessions

  1932

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January 8, 1932 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Grzegorz Fitelberg (1879-1953)

 

Nikolai Lopatnikoff (1903-1976)

Fitelberg: Polish Rhapsody (1913)

 

Lopatnikoff: Symphony no 1 opus 12 (1928)

8 January 1932 programme

Bell Telephone matrices BTL 1921 not released (Fitelberg)

 

Bell Telephone matrices BTL 1922 - BTL 1925 not released (Lopatnikoff)

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January 16, 1932 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner Das Rheingold: "Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla" Bell Telephone matrix BTL 1943 not released not released by HMV Page MP3

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January 16, 1932

 

January 18, 1932

Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner Tristan und Isolde: excerpt from Act II

 

Elsa Alsen soprano - Isolde,

Rose Bampton mezzo-soprano - Brangäne,

Paul Althouse tenor - Tristan

16 January 1932 programme

Bell Telephone matrices BTL 1940-1942 16 January and matrix BTL 1950 18 January - all not released not released by HMV Page MP3

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Wagner Concerts of 15, 16, 18 January 1932: The Philadelphia Orchestra concerts of 15, 16, 18 January 1932 were performed in the larger Metropolitan Opera House, North Broad Street, Philadelphia and broadcast by CBS radio. Sponsors paid for the broadcast equipment to be installed in the Opera House, and it may be that the Bell Telephone experimental recordings were either taken from the radio feed or from independent Bell Telephone equipment.

16 January 1932 programme

March 12, 1932 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Igor Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms (1930) commissioned by Serge Koussevitzky

 

with Mendelssohn Club chorus, supplemented by Curtis Institite students

Bell Telephone matrices BTL 20237 - BTL 20238 not released not released by HMV Page MP3

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March 12, 1932 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Alexander Scriabin Symphony no 5 opus 60 - "Le poème de feu" ("Poem of Fire") - Two Excerpts Bell Telephone BTL-7901-B 33 RPM from Bell matrices restored by Ward Marston in 1979-1980 not released by HMV Page MP3

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March 12, 1932 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Modest Mussorgsky (orchestrated by Ravel) Tableaux d'une exposition (Pictures at an Exhibition) - Promenade, Gnomus - Vecchio castello - Bydlo, Poussins dans leur coque, Samuel and Schmuyle - La cabane sur des pattes de poule, Grande porte de Kiev (excerpts) Bell Telephone BTL-7901-B 33 RPM from from Bell matrices restored by Ward Marston in 1979-1980 not released by HMV Page MP3

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March 16, 1932 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA

 

rehearsal

Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony no 5 in c minor opus 67 Bell Telephone matrices BTL 2035 - BTL 2038 not released not released by HMV Page MP3

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March 19, 1932

 

Victor released these recordings during the height of the great depression, although all of RCA Victor itself was only marginally profitable

Camden Church Studio 1, Camden, NJ USA Alexander Scriabin Symphony no 4 opus 54 - Poem of Extasy (Le poème de l"extase) (1908)

 

Symphony no 5 opus 60 - Prometheus, The Poem of Fire (Le poème de feu) (1910)

 

with the Curtis Institute Choir directed by Sylvan Levin

Victor M-125

Victor M-125

Poem of Extasy:

Victor 7515, 7516 in M-125

 

Victor 7519 through 7522 in AM-125

 

Victor 17195 through 17198 in DM-125

 

matrices CS 72017-1, CS 72018-1, CS 72020-1, CS 72021-1


 

Prometheus, The Poem of Fire:

Victor 7517, 7518 in M-125

 

Victor 7519 through 7522 in AM-125

 

Victor 17195 through 17198 in DM-125

 

matrices CS 72023-1, CS 72024-1, CS 72026-1, CS 72027-1

HMV:

 

DB 1706, DB 1707 (Extasy)

 

DB 1708, DB 1709 (Fire)

 

serial nos. 42-1224, 42-1220, 42-1225, 42-1226 (Extasy)

 

serial nos. 42-1221, 42-1227, 42-1222, 42-1223 (Fire)

 

Scriabin

HMV DB 1706, DB 1707

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Scriabin: Poem of Extasy, Poem of Fire: At the same time as the 78 RPM Scriabin recordings, they were also recorded directly onto two 12 inch (30 cm) 33 1/3 RPM Victor "Program Transcription" discs in Victor album LM-125: Victor L-11616 (Extasy) and L-11617 (Fire). This 33 1/3 RPM album was released by Victor in June, 1932 at the height of the great depression. L-11616 (Extasy) used 33 1/3 matrix LCSHQ-72019-1 for side A, 33 1/3 matrix LCSHQ-72022-1 side B. L-11617 (Fire) used 33 1/3 matrix LCSHQ-72025-1 for side A, 33 1/3 matrix LCSHQ-72028-1 side B.

 

These recordings were also mastered onto automatic changer 33 1/3 RPM sequence on Victor "Program Transcription" discs L-11689, L-11690

April 9, 1932 Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, USA Arnold Schoenberg Gurre-Lieder (1911) sung in English

 

33 1/3 RPM "Program Transcription" recording

Gurre-Lieder programme

Victor recorded seven 12 inch (30 cm) 33 1/3 RPM "Program Transcription" discs: L-11609 through L-11615 in Victor album LM-127 consisting of 13 sides of the Gurre-Lieder and one side of Stokowski's explanation of Gurre-Lieder themes.

33 1/3 RPM matrices: LCSHQ-71699-1 through LCSHQ-71711-1. sides were faded out and faded in on two separate cutting machines.

 

see April 30, 1932 for recording of Stokowski's explanation of themes on L-11609 side A matrix LCSHQ-72606-1

 

Victor also released an album of 33 1/3 "Program Transcription" discs of Gurre-Lieder in automatic sequence on discs L-11682 though L-11688.

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April 11, 1932 Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, USA Arnold Schoenberg Gurre-Lieder (1911) sung in English

 

Jeannette Vreeland soprano,

Rose Bampton contralto,

Paul Althouse tenor,

Robert Betts tenor,

Abrsha (Abraham) Robofsky bass

Benjamin de Loache speaker

Princeton Glee Club, Fortnightly Club, Mendelssohn Club, Mixed Chorus

 

78 RPM recording

Gurre-Lieder

 

Gurre-Lieder HMV

 

this first recording of Gurre-Lieder remains one of the finest after more than 85 years

Fourteen Victor 12 inch (30 cm) 78 RPM discs: Victor 7524 through 7537 in album M-127 consisiting of 27 sides of Gurre-Lieder music and one side of Stokowski's explanation of Gurre-Lieder themes.

 

also 7524 through 7537 in M-127

 

also 7538 through 7551 in AM-127 automatic sequence

 

also 11-8061 through 11-8074 in DM-127 automatic sequence

 

matrices CSHQ-71674-2 through CSHQ-71698-2 and CSHQ-71712-1, CSHQ-71713-1 recorded Monday April 11, 1932. a similar series of matrices CSHQ-71674-1 through CSHQ-71698-1 were recorded at the concert of Friday April 8, 1932 but were incomplete missing the last two sides and not used.  In both recording sessions, sides were faded out and faded in on two separate cutting machines.

HMV:

 

HMV DB 1769 through DB 1782

 

HMV DB 7293 through DB 7306 automatic sequence

 

serial nos. 42-1259 (talk side), 42-1260, 42-1230 through 42-1235, 42-1261 through 42-1263, 42-1236 through 42-1240, 42-1264, 42-1265, 42-1241 through 42-1250

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April 16, 1932

April 23, 1932

Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Richard Wagner Tristan und Isolde - Symphonic Synthesis

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33 1/3 RPM Program Transcription disc L-11636

 

(Stokowski's first version of the 'Synthesis': Prelude to Act 1, Act 1 parts of Scene 4 and 5 when Tristan meets Isolde, hunting horns beginning Act 2, the love scene of Act 2, Act 3 music Tristan awakes with yearning, and concluding with the Liebestod music)

Victor 7621, 7622, 7623, 7624 in album M-154

 

Victor 7625, 7626, 7627, 7628 in album AM-154

 

Victor 17172, 17173, 17174, 17175 in album DM-154

 

matrices CS 72062-1, CS 72063-1, CS 72065-1, CS 72066-1, CS 72068-1, CS 72069-2, CS 72071-2, CS 72075-1

HMV:

 

DB 1911 through DB 1914

 

DB 7399 through 7402 automatic sequence

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Tristan und Isolde - Symphonic Synthesis: At the same recording session, this performance was recorded onto two 12 inch (30 cm) 33 1/3 RPM Victor "Program Transcription" L-11636, L-11637 in album LM-154. L-11636 side A used 33 1/3 matrix LSCHQ-72064-1, side B used 33 1/3 LSCHQ-72067-1. L-11637 side A used 33 1/3 matrix LSCHQ-72070-1, side B used 33 1/3 matrix LSCHQ-72072-1.

 

The recording was also mastered onto automatic changer 33 1/3 RPM sequence on Victor "Program Transcription" discs L-11711, L-11712.

April 23, 1932 Camden Church Studio 1, Camden, NJ USA Jean Sibelius Symphony no 4 in a minor, opus 63 (as edited by Stokowski)

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Victor 7683, 7684, 7685, 7686 in album M-160,

 

Victor 7687, 7688, 7689, 7690 in album AM-160 automatic sequence

 

Victor 17172, 17173, 17174, 17175 in album DM-160 automatic sequence

 

matrices CSHQ-72076-1, CSHQ-72077-1, CSHQ-72079-2, CSHQ-72080-1, CSHQ-72081-1, CSHQ-72082-1, CSHQ-72083-1, CSHQ-72085-1, CSHQ-72086-1

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Sibelius: Symphony no 4: At the same recording session, this performance was recorded onto two 12 inch (30 cm) 33 1/3 RPM Victor "Program Transcription" L-11638, L-11639 in album LM-160. L-11638 side A used 33 1/3 matrix LSCHQ-72078-1, side B used 33 1/3 matrix LSCHQ-72081-1. L-11639 side A used 33 1/3 matrix LSCHQ-72084-1, side B used 33 1/3 matrix LSCHQ-72087-1.

 

The recording was also mastered onto automatic changer 33 1/3 RPM sequence on Victor "Program Transcription" discs L-11711, L-11712.

April 26, 1932

 

rehearsal

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner Die Walküre - excerpts (rehearsal)

 

recorded live by Bell Laboratories engineers but not released

Bell Telephone matrices BTL 2068 - BTL 2072 not released not released by HMV Page MP3
April 29, 30, 1932 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner Die Walküre - Ride of the Valkyries

 

Die Walküre - Wotan's Farewell and Magic Fire Music (excerpts)

 

Siegfried - Forest Murmurs

 

Götterdämmerung - Siegfried's Death & Funeral Music

 

Götterdämmerung - Brünnhilde's Immolation

 

recorded live by Bell Laboratories engineers but not released

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Bell Telephone BTL-8001-B 33 RPM from Bell matrices restored in 1979, 1980 by Ward Marston not released by HMV Page MP3
April 30, 1932 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Arnold Schoenberg Gurre-Lieder (1911) - Long description of themes by Stokowski with Sylvan Levin, piano Victor 12 inch (30 cm) 33 1/3 RPM "Program Transcription" for Victor's new long-playing commercial programme.

matrix LCSHQ-72606-1 on disc L-11609 side A in album LM-127 - see April 9, 1932 for contents of album LM-127.

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April 30, 1932 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Arnold Schoenberg Gurre-Lieder (1911) - Short description of themes by Stokowski with Sylvan Levin, piano Victor 7524 A in album M-127

matrix CVE 72621-1

HMV:

 

DB 1769

 

DB 7293

 

serial no. 42-1259
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December 9, 10 1932 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Arcady Dubensky

(1890-1966)

 

composer and long-time violinist with the New York Philharmonic

The Raven (1931) based on the Edgar Allan Poe poem

Benjamin de Loache, speaker

the Raven picture disc

"Picture Disc" of The Raven issued in 1933

 

The Philadelphia Orchestra concert pair of December 9, 10, 1932 including Dubensky's The Raven was recorded live onto a film soundtrack using the RCA Photophone system, then dubbed onto FRC matrices FRC-74824-1 through FRC-74837-1. On 10 February 1933 these The Raven FRC matrices FRC 74832 and FRC 74833 were transferred onto 10 inch (25 cm) 78 RPM matrices BS-69483-2, BS-69484-3, BS-69485-2, BS-69486-2.

Victor 78 RPM 10 inch (25 cm) L-2000, L-2001 laminated Picture Disks commercialized in April 1933.

 

picture disc matrices BS 69483-2, BS 69484-3, BS 69485-2, BS 69486-2.

 

The Raven was also dubbed onto 33 1/3 matrices LBS-75125-6 and LBS-75126-5 on 7 March 1933 for a Victor 33 1/3 RPM 10 inch (25cm) "Program Transcription" disc L-1006. It was commercialized in April 1933.

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December 9, 10 1932 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Edward MacDowell

 

Claude Debussy

 

Jean Sibelius

 

unidentified composer: "Painting of Landscape; Melody of People"

MacDowell: Suite no 2 opus 48 "Indian" - III 'In War-Time', IV 'Dirge' with Benjamin De Loache, speaker

 

Debussy: Nocturnes (1899) - "Nuages", "Fêtes"

 

Sibelius: "The Tempest" opus 109 - Berceuse

 

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26

 

unidentified: "Painting of Landscape; Melody of People"

 

these recordings were not released

9 December 1932 Programme

Philadelphia Orchestra concert of 9 December 1932

The Philadelphia Orchestra concert pair of December 9, 10, 1932 was recorded live onto a film soundtrack using the RCA Photophone system, then dubbed onto fourteen FRC matrices FRC-74824-1 through FRC-74837-1.

 

In February 1933, some of these were FRC matrices were dubbed onto 10 inch (25 cm) 78 RPM matrices, although not released.

The Macdowell suite matrices FRC-74824, FRC-74825, FRC-74831 and FRC-74832 were dubbed onto BS-75603 and BS-75604.

Debussy: Nocturnes (1899): "Nuages" FRC-74827 and "Fêtes" FRC-74828 not dubbed.

Sibelius "The Tempest" movement matrix FRC-74834 and FRC-74835 dubbed onto BS-75605.

Sibelius Finlandia matrix FRC-74828, FRC-74829, FRC-74836 not dubbed.

"Painting of Landscape" matrix FRC-74837 not dubbed.

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December 17, 1932 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Paul Hindemith Kammermusik no 2 opus 36 no 1 (this was the premiere performance and recording)

Eunice Norton, piano

 

not released on 78 RPM discs

Eunice Norton

Eunice Norton in 1932

the Philadelphia Orchestra concert pair of December 16, 17, 1932 was recorded live onto RCA Photofilm soundtracks FRC-74868-1 and FRC-74869-1.

 

In February 1933, the Hindemith work was dubbed from the Photofilm soundtracks onto five Victor 12 inch (30cm) 78 RPM matrices CS 75147-1, CS 75148-1, CS 75149-1, CS 75150-1, CS 75151-1 but not issued. This recording was restored by Ward Marston and issued in Andante CD set 4978.

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December 16, 17, 1932 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner

 

Richard Strauss

Wagner: Siegfried "Symphonic Synthesis" of Leopold Stokowski

 

Strauss: Tod und Verklärung

Dec 17 1932 PO program

 

 

The Philadelphia Orchestra concert pair of December 16, 17, 1932 was recorded live onto a film soundtrack using the RCA Photophone system. These concerts included Stokowski's "Symphonic Synthesis" from Wagner's Siegfried, and the Strauss Tod und Verklärung.

 

(Theses recordings were not released by Victor)

In February and March 1933 the Siegfried Synthesis music from Photophone matrices FRC-74865-1, FRC-74866-1, FRC-74867-1 was dubbed onto 12 inch (30 cm) 78 RPM matrices CS-69487-1, CS-78152-2, CS-75153-2, CS-75190-3, CS-75191-2, CS-75192-2, although not released. The music from Act 1 Scene 3 "the forging of Nothung" which begins the Synthesis was separately dubbed on 31 January 1933 directly from film to a 10 inch (25 cm) 78 RPM matrix BS-69487-1, not issued.

 

Strauss Tod und Verklärung was transfered from RCA Photofilm masters FRC-74870-1, FRC-74871-1, FRC-74872-1 and subsequently dubbed to matrices CS-75137-1, CS-75138-1, CS-75139-1, CS-75140-1, CS-75141-1, CS-75142-1, also not released.

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  1933

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March 4, 1933 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Richard Wagner

 

Erda's music given to the English horn in a 5 minute extended solo by Robert Bloom

Das Rheingold - Symphonic Synthesis

Part 1 of the Synthesis: the Prelude, Alberich with the Rhinemaidens, the descent of Wotan and Loge into Nibelheim, Erda's warning. Part 2 "Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla" as arranged by Stokowski.

HMV Rheingold

HMV Spain Rheingold album

Victor 7796, 7797, 7798 in M-179

 

Victor 7799, 7801, 7801 in AM-179

 

Victor 16994, 16995, 16996 in DM-179

 

matrices CS 75177-1, CS 75178-2, CS 75180-2, CS 75181-2, CS 75183-1, CS 75184-1

HMV:

 

DB 1976 through DB 1978

 

DB 7626 through DB 7628 automatic sequence

 

serial nos. 42-1367 through 42-1372

 

matrices A 75177, A 75178, A 75180, A 75181, A 75183, A 75184

 

Victor Japan JI-7 through JI-9 (Victor Company of Japan)

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L-11644 Rheingold

"Program Transcription" 33 1/3 RPM recording in album LM-179 Das Rheingold - Symphonic Synthesis: At the same time as the 78 RPM Rheingold recording, this was also recorded directly onto two 12 inch (30 cm) 33 1/3 RPM Victor "Program Transcription" discs in album LM-179.

 

The discs were Victor L-11643, L-11644. L-11643 side A used 33 1/3 matrix LSC-75179-2, side B used 33 1/3 matrix LSC-75182-2. L-11644 side A used 33 1/3 matrix LSC-75185-1, with side B blank.

 

It was also mastered onto automatic changer 33 1/3 sequence on Victor "Program Transcription" discs L-11716, L-11717.

March 4 1933

 

April 29, 1933

Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Johannes Brahms Symphony no 4 in e minor opus 98

 

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Biddulph Recordings issued CDs of this plus the Stokowski - Brahms Symphonies of 1927, 1928, 1929 restored by Ward Marston with notes by Edward Johnson (WHL-017-18)

Victor 7825 through 7829 in album M-185

 

Victor 7830 through 7834 in album AM-185

 

matrices CS 75162-1, CS 75163-1, CS 75165-1, CS 75167-2, CS 75168-1, CS 75169-1, CS 75171-1, CS 75172-1, CS 75174-2, CS 75175-2

 

(The 33 1/3 RPM recordings were not released by Victor).

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Brahms: Symphony no 4: At the same recording session, this performance was recorded onto three 12 inch (30 cm) 33 1/3 RPM Victor "Program Transcription" discs L-11653, L-11654, L-11655 in album LM-185, but not released. L-11653 side A used 33 1/3 matrix LSC-75164-1, side B used 33 1/3 matrix LSC-75166-2. L-11654 side A used 33 1/3 matrix LSC-75170-1, side B used 33 1/3 matrix LSC-75173-1. L-11655 side A used 33 1/3 matrix LSC-75176-2, with side B blank. They were not released.

 

The recording was also mastered onto automatic changer 33 1/3 RPM sequence on Victor "Program Transcription" discs L-11736, L-11737, L-11738. They were not released.

March 25, 1933

April 29, 1933

October 28, 1933

Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Richard Wagner Die Götterdämmerung - excerpts as arranged by Stokowski

 

Dawn & Siegfried"s Rhine Journey, Siegfried"s Death & Funeral Music, Immolation & Finale

 

Agnes Davis - Brünnhilde in the finale. She was a Curtis Institute student at the time

HMV Spain

HMV Spain DB 7621-DB 7625

Victor 7843 through 7847 in album M-188

 

Victor 7848 through 7852 in album AM-188

 

Victor 17144 through 171148 in album DM-188

 

matrices CS 75626-1, CS 75627-1, CS 75629-1, CS 75630-1, CS 75632-1, CS 75633-2, CS 75676-1, CS 75677-1, CS 75679-1, CS 75680-2

HMV:

 

DB 2126, DB 2127 (Rhine Journey, Death), DB 2128, DB 2129, DB 2130 (Brünnhilde Immolation, finale)

 

DB 7621 through DB 7625

 

serial nos. 42-1410 through 42-1414 (Rhine Journey, Death), 42-1415 through 42-1419 (Brünnhilde Immolation, finale)

 

Victor Japan JI-52 through JI-56 album JAS 551 (Victor Company of Japan)

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L-11673 Gotterdammerung

Die Götterdämmerung: The conclusion of this recording, Siegfried's Death parts 1, 2, and 3, and Brünnhilde's Immolation scene, were recorded onto a film soundtrack using the RCA Photophone system: film masters F 75634, F 75678 and F 75681. The source of the 33 1/3 RPM Victor "Program Transcription" matrices is reported differently. On 9 and 20 June 1933, the Photophone film masters were dubbed onto 33 1/3 RPM Victor "Program Transcription" matrices making up the last three 33 1/3 RPM album sides: L-11672 sides A and B, and L-11673 side A (side B blank); supported by Library of Congress data. These dubbed 33 1/3 matrices were LCS-75634-3, LCS-75681-1 and LCS-75678-2. Hoiwever, the Discography of American Historical Recording 3 states that for 33 1/3 matrix LCS-75634 "...Takes 3 and 4 are noted in Victor ledgers as dubs 'from 35mm film to 33 1/3-rpm disc.' ADP editors believe this is may be an error, and instead they are 78-rpm disc to 33 1/3-rpm disc transfers." In any case, 33 1/3 matrices LCS-75628-1 and LCS-75631-1 used for the first two sides of the long play album L-11671 were dubbed from the 78 RPM master matrices, and the remaining three sides: album L-11672 sides A and B, and L-11673 seem to have used the RCA Photophone film masters as their source, according to the Library of Congress data.

 

The three 12 inch (30 cm) 33 1/3 RPM discs were released in 1933 in album LM-188. The recording was also issued on a 33 1/3 RPM Victor "Program Transcription" album in automatic changer sequence: L-11736 through L-11738 (sixth side blank)

April 29, 1933 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Johann Sebastian Bach "Komm, süsser Tod" from BWV 478 attributed to Bach

 

Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in c major BWV 564 - Adagio

Victor recorded these using the RCA Photophone system master F 75682 (BWV 478) and master F 75683 (BWV 564) both not issued

 

not issued by Victor. See the successful recording of these on 28 October 1933, including Stokowski's only recording of the Adagio from the Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in c major BWV 564.

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October 28, 1933 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Johann Sebastian Bach "Komm, süsser Tod" from BWV 478 attributed to Bach

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(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 8496 in M-243 (Bach "250 Anniversary Album")

 

also Victor 8550 in AM-243 (Bach "250 Anniversary Album")

 

also Victor 16631 in DM-243 (Bach "250 Anniversary Album")

 

also Victor 8432 in M-236 Beethoven Symphony no 9 as a filler after 1942

 

also Victor 16621 in DM-236 Beethoven Symphony no 9 as a filler after 1942

 

matrix CS 75189-3

HMV:

 

DB 2274

 

serial no. 42-1464

 

Victor Japan JI-50 A in album JAS 544 Bach album (Victor Company of Japan)

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October 28, 1933 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Johann Sebastian Bach Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in c major BWV 564 - Adagio

(Stokowski transcription)

 

only known Stokowski recording of this transcription

Victor 8495 B in M-243 (Bach "250 Anniversary Album")

 

Victor 8498 in AM-243 (Bach "250 Anniversary Album")

 

Victor 11663 B in DM-243 (Bach "250 Anniversary Album")

 

matrix CS 75684-2

HMV:

 

DB 2335

 

serial no. 42-1465 (with Beethoven Symphony no 9)

 

Victor Japan JI-49 A in album JAS 544 Bach Album (Victor Company of Japan)

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October 28, 1933 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Johann Sebastian Bach - Martin Luther modelled after Chorale Prelude "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" BWV 720

(Stokowski transcription after Bach and the Martin Luther adaptation)

Ein Feste Burg

A Japanese label pressing of "Ein feste Burg"

Victor 1692 A coupled with 1934 Russian Christmas Music

 

this Victor 1692 catalogue number was reused in the 20 April 1939 recording of this piece

 

matrix BS 77873-1

HMV:

 

DB 2453 (side 6 of DB 2451-2453)

 

serial no. 40-6767

 

Victor JE-10-A with 1934 Russian Christmas Music (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Japan JE-254 A in album JAS 1101 (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Japan NF-4095

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October 28, 1933 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Johann Sebastian Bach Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 4 in c minor BWV 1017 - Siciliano

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 8475 in M-243 (Bach "250 Anniversary Album")

 

Victor 8499 in AM-243 (Bach "250 Anniversary Album")

 

Victor 166932 in DM-243 (Bach "250 Anniversary Album")

 

matrix CS 77874-1

HMV:

 

DB 2275

 

serial no. 42-1463

 

Victor Japan JI-49 B in album JAS 544 Bach Album (Victor Company of Japan)

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October 28, 1933 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Richard Wagner Die Walküre (1856): Excerpts

 

Stokowski's excerpts consisted of Act 1 'Spring Song' of Sigmund, Act 3 Ride of the Valkyries, Act 3 Wotan's Farewell and Fire Music.

 

The 78 RPM and 33 1/3 RPM recordings were not released.

These excerpts were recorded simultaneously on 78 RPM matrices and 33 1/3 "Program Transcription" matrices, using multiple cutting machines fading from one matrix to the next without stops.

 

78 RPM matrices: CS-77875-1 through 77882-1

 

two 33 1/3 "Program Transcription" discs L-11674, L-11675 matrices: LCS-74587-1 to LCS-74590-1

 

Victor also prepared this recording on 33 1/3 "Program Transcription" discs in automatic changer sequence discs l-11739, L-11740 also not released.

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October 28, 1933 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Maurice Ravel Rapsodie espagnole (1908)

 

The 78 RPM and 33 1/3 RPM recordings were not released.

As with Die Walküre, above, this Rapsodie espagnole was recorded simultaneously on 78 RPM matrices and 33 1/3 "Program Transcription" matrices, with multiple cutting machines using 'fade out, fade in'. The 78 RPM and 33 1/3 RPM recordings were not released.

 

78 RPM matrices: CS-77883-1 through 77886-1

 

33 1/3 "Program Transcription" matrices: LCS-74591-1 and LCS-74592-1 not released

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October 28, 1933 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Anatoly Liadov Eight Russian Folk Songs opus 58 (as arranged by Stokowski):

 

- 'Religious Chant'

- 'Christmas Carol - Kolyada'

- 'Plaintive Melody'

- 'Humorous Song "I Danced With The Gnat"'

- 'Legend of the Birds'

- 'Cradle Song'

- 'Round Dance'

- 'Village Dance Song'

 

The 78 RPM recordings were not released.

 

Recorded simultaneously on 78 RPM matrices and 33 1/3 "Program Transcription" matrices, with multiple cutting machines using 'fade out, fade in'. When these Liadov transcriptions were successfully recorded on 17 March 1934, it was released on one 12 inch (30 cm) and one 10 inch (25 cm) Victor Red Seal record rather than the all 12 inch matrices of this session.

This 28 October 1933 recording was also prepared for Victor's ultimately unsuccessful 33 1/3 "Program Transcription" programme. The 78 RPM recordings were not released, but the 33 1/3 "Program Transcription" matrices were used for the later November 1934 release.

 

78 RPM matrices: CS-78437-1, CS-78438-1, CS-78440-1, CS-78441-1

 

33 1/3 "Program Transcription" matrices: LCS-78439-1 and LCS-78442-1.

 

The 33 1/3 "Program Transcription" matrices recorded here were used for the later November 1934 release.

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November 18, 1933 Camden Church Studio 1, Camden, NJ USA Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony no 1 in f minor opus 10

M-192

 

M-192

HMV album 8695 through DB 8699

As with the October 1933 sessions, this was recorded simultaneously on 78 RPM matrices and 33 1/3 "Program Transcription" matrices, with multiple cutting machines using 'fade out, fade in'.

 

Victor 7884 through 7888 later coupled with 1935 Shostakovich Prelude opus 34 no 14 in album M-192.

 

also Victor 7884 through 7893 in album AM-192.

 

also Victor 16601 through 16605 in album DM-192.

 

matrices: CS-78433-1 through 78453-1 and 78455-1, 78456-1. However, the last two matrices 78455-1, 78456-1 were later damaged - see the matrix note below.

HMV:

 

DB 2203 through DB 2207 A with 1928 Tchaikovsky "Song without Words" side B

 

DB 7687 through 7691 automatic sequence

 

DB 3847 through DB 3851 with 1928 Tchaikovsky "Song without Words"

 

DB 8695 through DB 8699

 

serial nos. 42-1433 through 42-1441

 

matrices A 78443, A 78444, A 78446, A 78447, A 78449, A 78450, A 78452, A 78453, A 78455

 

Victor Japan JI-17 through JI-21 A in album JAS 516 with 1925 Ippolitov-Ivanov "In the Village" (Victor Company of Japan)

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note on Shostakovich: Symphony no 1 matrices: The last two matrices of this recording session, 78455-1, 78456-1 were damaged, and rather than a new recording, Victor dubbed the 33 1/3 RPM matrix LCS-78457-1 onto one 78 RPM matrix CS-78949-4 which became side A of disc 7888, with side B blank. In later years, the 30 December 1935 Philadelphia recording of the Stokowski orchestration of the Shostakovich Prelude opus 34 no 14 in e flat minor was added to the M-192 Album as side 10.
Shostakovich: Symphony no 1: At the same recording session, this performance was recorded on three 33 1/3 "Program Transcription" discs: L-11744, L-11745 and L-11746. L-11744 side A used 33 1/3 RPM matrix LCS-78445-1 and side B used 33 1/3 RPM matrix LCS-78454-1. L-11745 side A used 33 1/3 RPM matrix LCS-78448-1 and side B used 33 1/3 RPM matrix LCS-78457-1. L-11746 side A used 33 1/3 RPM matrix LCS-78451-1, and side B was blank.

 

A 33 1/3 "Program Transcription" album in automatic changer format was released on 3 discs: L-11749, L-11750, L-11751 with side B blank.

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March 17, 1934

 

also November 18, 1933 session for the 33 1/3 RPM "Program Transcription" recording

Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Anatoly Liadov Eight Russian Folk Songs opus 58 (as arranged by Stokowski):

 

- 'Religious Chant'

- 'Christmas Carol - Kolyada'

- 'Plaintive Melody'

- 'Humorous Song "I Danced With The Gnat"'

- 'Legend of the Birds'

- 'Cradle Song'

- 'Round Dance'

- 'Village Dance Song'

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These Liadov Songs were recorded on 78 RPM matrices during the March 17, 1934 session and on 33 1/3 "Program Transcription" matrices during the November 18, 1933 session. Multiple cutting machines were used so that sides could be faded from one matrix to the next without the orchestra stopping between takes.

 

The 78 RPM recordings were released on one 12 inch (30 cm) Victor Red Seal disc 8491 and one 10 inch (25 cm) disc 1681.

 

matrices CS 82121-1, CS 82122-1, BS 82123-1, BS 82124-1

HMV:

 

DA 1415 10 inch (25 cm) and DB 2443 12 inch (30 cm)

 

Victor Japan JF-60 (25 cm) and JI-45 (30 cm) Victor Company of Japan

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L-11752 Liadov Songs

 

Liadov: Eight Russian Folk Songs: These Liadov Songs were recorded on two 33 1/3 RPM matrices during the November 18, 1933 session and issued on a Victor "Program Transcription" disc L-11752.

 

The "Program Transcription" disc L-11752 side A used 33 1/3 RPM matrix LCS-78439-1 and side B used 33 1/3 RPM matrix LCS-78442-1. The "Program Transcription" album was released one year later in November 1934

March 17, 1934 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Maurice Ravel Rapsodie espagnole (1907):

Prélude à la nuit (side 1),

Malagueña, Habanera (side 2),

Feria (sides 3, 4)

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Victor 8282, 8283

 

matrices CS 82125-1, CS 82126-1, CS 82127-1, CS 82128-1

HMV:

 

DB 2367, DB 2368

 

serial nos. 2A-62125, 2A-62126, 2A-62127, 2A-62128

 

HMV transcribed the Victor matrices to remove Victor's "fade-in-fade-out" process

 

Victor Japan JI-30, JI-31 (Victor Company of Japan)

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March 17, 1934 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Reinhold Glière Red Poppy op 70 - Russian Sailors Dance Victor 1675

matrix BS 82129-1 with the Brahms Hungarian Dance no 1

HMV:

 

DA 1398

 

Victor JF-47 (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor NF-4174 (Victor Company of Japan)

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March 17, 1934 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Johannes Brahms Hungarian Dance no 1 in g minor Victor 1675

 

matrix BS-82134-1 coupled with the Glière "Red Poppy"

HMV:

 

DA 1398

 

Victor Japan JF-47 (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Japan NF-4174 (Victor Company of Japan)

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March 17, 1934 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Pierre De Geyter (1848-1932) "The Internationale" matrix BS 82135-1 and BS 82135-1A

 

There was a prolonged controversy when Stokowski programmed for a Philadelphia Orchestra youth concert of 23 March 1934 8.

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April 7, 1934 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Richard Strauss "Tod und Verklärung" opus 24 (1889)

Tod und Verklarung

HMV and Electrola DB 2324-2326

Victor 8288, 8289, 8290, 8291 in M-217 as originally issued on 4 discs with side 8 blank.

 

later on 14 August 1934 matrices CS 82174-1 and CS 82175-1 were dubbed onto one side CS 83194-1A with all except earliest albums having 3 discs, eliminating 8291

 

Victor 8292, 8293, 8294 in AM-217 with fade out and fade in between sides

 

also Victor 16614, 16615, 16616 in DM-217

 

matrices CS 82169-1A, CS 82170-1, CS 82171-1, CS 82172-1, CS 82173-1, CS 82174-1

HMV:

 

DB 2324, DB 2325, DB 2326

 

DB 7872, DB 7873, DB 7874 automatic sequence

 

Electrola DB 2324 through DB 2326

 

serial nos. 42-1472, 42-1473, 42-1474, 42-1475, 42-1476, 42-1477

 

matrices A 82169 through A 82174

 

HMV transcribed the Victor matrices to remove Victor's "fade-in-fade-out" process

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April 7, 1934 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Richard Wagner Parsifal - Act 3 "Symphonic Synthesis" (arranged by Stokowski)

Act 3 Parsifal

a Victor demonstration disc given to stores. the horns and full bass of this recording (plus fine performance) make it a good demonstration disc

Victor 8617, 8618

 

matrices CS 82176-1, CS 82177-1, CS 82178-1, CS 82179-1

HMV:

 

DB 2272, DB 2273

 

serial nos. 42-1468 through 42-1471

 

HMV transcribed the Victor matrices to remove Victor's "fade-in-fade-out" process

 

Victor Japan JD-650, JD-651 (Victor Company of Japan)

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April 7, 1934 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Johann Sebastian Bach Fugue from Prelude and Fugue in g minor BWV 542 - "Great Fugue" (Stokowski transcription)

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Victor 1728 as issued in Latin American markets

Victor 1728

 

matrices BS 82180-1, BS 82181-1

HMV:

 

EC 26 (Australia)

 

serial nos. 40-6764, 40-6765

 

Victor Japan JE-24 (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Japan HL-13 (Victor Company of Japan)

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April 7, 1934 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Johann Sebastian Bach Well-Tempered Clavier - Prelude and Fugue in c minor BWV 847 - Fugue

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 1985

 

matrix BS 82182-1

HMV:

 

DB 2453

 

serial no. 40-6766

 

Victor Japan VE 1008 with 1934 Frescobaldi Gagliarda (Victor Company of Japan)

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April 7, 1934 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale Prelude - "Nun komm der Heiden Heiland" BWV 599

from the Bach Orgelbüchlein

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 8494 in M-243 ("250 Anniversary Album")

 

also Victor 8497 in AM-243

 

also Victor 16634 in DM-243

 

matrix CS 82183-1

HMV:

 

DB 2275

 

serial no. 42-1466

 

Victor Japan JI-46 in album JAS 544 Bach Album (Victor Company of Japan)

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April 7, 1934 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Johann Sebastian Bach English Suite no 3 in g minor BWV 808 - Sarabande

(Stokowski transcription)

 

solo oboe: Marcel Tabuteau

 

this somewhat heavy version takes nearly 5 minutes compared with modern performances of about 3 minues

Victor 8496 B in album M-243 (Bach "250 Anniversary Album")

 

Victor 8501 in album AM-243 (Bach "250 Anniversary Album")

 

Victor 16630 in album DM-243 (Bach "250 Anniversary Album")

 

matrix CS 82184-1

HMV:

 

DB 2275

 

serial no. 42-1467

 

Victor Japan JI-50 B in album JAS 544 Bach album (Victor Company of Japan)

 

(album contained JI-46 through JI-50)

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April 30, 1934 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony no 9 in d minor opus 125

 

Agnes Davis soprano,

 

Ruth Cathcart contralto,

 

Robert Betts tenor,

 

Eugene Loewenthal baritone

performance was sung in English

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Victor Musical Masterpiece M-236

 

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Gramophone France DB 7745-DB 7753

 

this recording is hampered in the fourth movement by its group of undistinguished soloists and a poorly trained chorus, but the orchestral playing throughout is noble and distinguished.

Nine Victor 12 inch (30 cm) Red Seal discs 8424 through 8432 A in album M-236 (think of the weight and cost)

 

also issued in two different automatic play sequences: AM-236 and DM-236

the 18th side contains 28 October 1933 Bach: 'Komm, süsser Tod' BWV 478 in the US Victor album

 

matrices CS 82191-1, CS 82192-1 (also CS 82192-1A), CS 82193-1 (also CS 82193-1A), CS 82194-1, CS 82195-1 (also CS 82195-1A), CS 82196-1, CS 82197-1, CS 82198-1 (also CS 82198-1A), CS 82199-1 (also CS 82199-1A), CS 83100-1, CS 83101-1, CS 82185-1 (also CS 82185-1A), CS 82186-1 (also CS 82186-1A), CS 82187-1 (also CS 82187-1A), CS 82188-1 (also CS 82188-1A), CS 82189-1 (also CS 82189-1A), CS 82190-1 (also CS 82190-1A), CS 82191-1, CS 83100-1

CS 82195-1A was transcribed to 1R on 10 November 1943

movement 4 recorded first: CS 82185-CS 82190 (movement 4), CS 82191-CS 82194 (movement 1), CS 82195-CS 82197 (movement 2), CS 82198-CS 83101 (movement 3)

 

sides were faded out and in using two cutting machines

HMV:

 

DB 2327 through DB 2335 A

 

28 October 1933 Adagio from the Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in c major BWV 564 is on the 18th side in the European HMV album.

 

DB 7745 through 7753

 

HMV transcribed the Victor matrices to remove Victor's "fade-in-fade-out" process

 

Victor Japan JI-32 through JI-40 (final side blank) in album JAS 530 (Victor Company of Japan)

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April 30, 1934 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Richard Wagner Die Walküre - "Symphonic Synthesis" (arranged by Stokowski - begins with an orchestral introduction leading up to Act 2 Scene 4, called the 'Death Prediction' or 'Todesverkundigung' scene, then 'Ride of the Valkyries, concluding with the conclusion of Act 3 sung by Wotan)

Victor M-248

Victor 8542 through 8545 in album M-248

also Victor 8546 through 8549 in album AM-248

also Victor 16640 through 16643 in album DM-248

 

matrices CS 83102-1, CS 83103-1, CS 83104-1, CS 83105-1, CS 83106-1, CS 83107-1, CS 83108-1, CS 83109-1 all first takes

 

Lawrence Tibbett, baritone as Wotan during the last 16 minutes of this recording in a role he did not sing in the opera house, although several times in concert performance

HMV:

 

DB 2470 through DB 2473

 

DB 7955 through DB 7958 automatic sequence

 

Victor Japan JI-58 through JI-61 in album JAS 552 (Victor Company of Japan)

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April 30, 1934 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Johann Sebastian Bach Violin Partita no 2 in d minor BWV 1004 - Chaconne

(Stokowski transcription)

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Victor album M-243 Bach 250 Anniversary

Victor 8492, 8493, 8494 in M-243 (Bach "250 Anniversary Album") with Chorale Prelude "Nun komm der Heiden Heiland" on side B of Victor 8494

 

also Victor 8497, 8498, 8499, 8500, 8501 in AM-243

 

also Victor 16630, 16631, 16632, 16633, 16634 in DM-243

 

matrices CS 83110-1, CS 83111-1, CS 83112-1, CS 83113-1, CS 831114-1

HMV:

 

DB 2451 through 2453 with 1933 "Ein feste Burg"

 

DB 7860 through 7862 automatic sequence with 1933 "Ein feste Burg"

 

ED 818 through ED 820 (Italy)

 

Victor Japan JI-47 in album JAS 544 Bach album (Victor Company of Japan)

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October 8, 1934

November 12, 1934

Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Schéhérazade opus 35

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HMV album ED-957 as released in Italy "La Voce del Padrone"

 

Alexander Hilsberg violin, Walter Guetter bassoon, Marcel Tabuteau oboe, William Kincaid flute, and Arthur Berv horn.

Victor 8698 through 8703 in Victor album M-269

in automatic sequence in album AM-269 Victor 8704 through 8709

also Victor 16672 through 16677

 

matrices CS 84513-1, CS 84514-1, CS 84515-2, CS 84516-1, CS 84517-1, CS 84518-2, CS 84519-1, CS 84520-1, CS 84521-1, CS 84522-1, CS 84523-1, CS 84524-1 (also CS 84524-1A)

HMV:

 

DB 2522 through DB 2527

 

DB 7875 through DB 7880

 

HMV Album Set 521

 

ED 957 through ED 962

 

matrices 2A 84513 through 2A 84524

 

HMV transcribed the Victor matrices to remove Victor's "fade-in-fade-out" process

 

Victor Japan JD-771 through JD-776 in album JAS 616 (Victor Company of Japan)

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October 22, 1934 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Antonin Dvorak Symphony no 9 in e minor, opus 95 "From the New World"

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Victor Japan issue of the 1934 Dvorak "New World" symphony

 

Dvorak Electrola

 

Only about 34 musicians in this recording, including Robert Bloom English horn

Victor 8737, 8738, 8739, 8740, 8741 in album M-273

 

also Victor 8742, 8743, 8744, 8745, 8746 in album AM-273

 

also Victor 16684, 16685, 16686, 16687, 16688 in album DM-273

 

matrices CS 84525-2, CS 84526-2, CS 84541-1 (later CS 84541-2), CS 84542-1, CS 84543-1, CS 84544-1, CS 84545-1, CS 84546-1, CS 84547-1, CS 84548-1

HMV:

 

DB 2543 through DB 2547

 

DB 7911 through DB 7915 automatic sequence

 

EJ 621 through EJ 625 (Electrola Germany)

 

matrices 2A 84525, 2A 84526, 2A 84541 through 2A 84548

 

HMV transcribed the Victor matrices to remove Victor's "fade-in-fade-out" process

 

Victor Japan JD-665 through JD-669 in album JAS 593 (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Japan ND-99 through ND-103 (Victor Company of Japan)

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October 22, 1934 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov "In the Manger" as transcribed by Stokowski - labeled by Stokowski simply as "Russian Christmas Music (traditional)" without attribution to Ippolitov-Ivanov

Victor 1692

Victor 1692-A

 

matrix BS 84549-1 and later BS 84549-1A coupled with 1933 Chorale Prelude "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott"

HMV:

 

seems not released in Europe by HMV (see serial number assigned)

 

Victor JE-10 B also with "Ein feste Burg" (Victor Company of Japan)

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October 22, 1934 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Henry Eichheim Oriental Impressions - "Bali" (Symphonic Variations)

Eichheim Bali

Victor 14141, 14142 A coupled with November 12, 1934 "Etenraku" Eighth Century Japanese Prelude

 

matrices CS 84550-1, CS 84551-1, CS 84552-1

not issued by HMV

 

Victor Japan album JAS 1087 with 1925 Ippolitov-Ivanov "In the Village" (Victor Company of Japan)

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October 22, 1934 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Johann Sebastian Bach St. John's Passion  BWV 245: "Es ist vollbracht"

(Stokowski transcription)

Electrola DB 2762

Electrola Germany DB 2762

Victor 8764

 

matrices BS 84553-1 or 84553-1A, BS 84554-1

HMV:

 

DB 2762

 

Electrola DB 2762 (Germany)

 

ED 42 (Australia)

 

matrices 2A 84553, 2A 84554

 

Victor Japan JD-621 (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Japan ND-696 (Victor Company of Japan)

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October 22, 1934 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Girolamo Frescobaldi Gagliarda, Book 2 no 2

(Stokowski orchestration2)

Victor 1985 B with 1934 Bach Fugue and Prelude in C Minor

 

matrix BS 84555-1 or matrix CS 84559-1 or matrix 84556-1A.

HMV:

 

DA 1606

 

matrix OA 84555 with November 12, 1934 Adoramus te, Christe

 

Victor Japan VE 1008 with 1934 Bach BWV 847 Fugue (Victor Company of Japan)

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November 12, 1934

November 26, 1934 for matrix CS-84562-2 only

Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA P. I. Tchaikovsky Symphony no 5 in e minor opus 64

HMV DB 2548

Electrola Germany DB 2548

Victor 8589 through 8594 in album M-253

 

automatic sequence album AM-253 Victor 8595-8600,

 

automatic sequence album DM-253 Victor 16647-16652

 

matrices CS 84558-1, CS 84559-1, CS 84560-1, CS 84561-1, CS 84562-1 (also CS-84562-2), CS 84563-1, CS 84564-1, CS 84565-1, CS 84566-1, CS 84567-1, CS 84568-1, CS 84569-1

 

Victor 8591 matrix CS 84563-1 was transcribed to 5R on June 22, 1943

HMV:

 

DB 2548 - DB 2553

 

DB 7905 - DB 7910

 

matrices 2A 84558 through 2A 84569

 

HMV transcribed the Victor matrices to remove Victor's "fade-in-fade-out" process

 

Victor Japan ND-346 through ND-351 in album JAS 86 (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Japan JI-74 through JI-79 in album JAS 568 (Victor Company of Japan)

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November 12, 1934 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Antonio Vivaldi

(transcribed for large orchestra by Stokowski)

L'estro armonico - Concerto grosso opus 3 no 11 in d minor RV 565 Victor 14113, 14114 12 inch (30 cm) discs

 

matrices CS 84570-1, CS 84571-1, CS 84572-1, CS 84573-1

HMV:

 

DB 6047, DB 6048

 

Victor Japan JD-855, JD 856 (Victor Company of Japan)

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November 12, 1934 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA George Frederick Handel Water Music Suite:

Victor 8551

Victor 8550 (Air 1, Air 2, Bourrée, Hornpipe),

Victor 8551 (Hornpipe, Andante, Allegro deciso)

 

matrices CS 84574-1, CS 84575-1, CS 84576-1, CS 84577-1

HMV:

 

DB 2528, DB 2529

 

Victor Japan ND-422, ND-423 in album JAS 104 (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Japan JI-66, JI-67 (Victor Company of Japan)

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November 12, 1934 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA attributed to Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina "Adoramus te, Christe"

(Stokowski orchestration2)

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Victor 12 inch (30 cm) disc 11-8576 B in album M-963 issued from dub D3-RC-410 made 4 February 1944

 

the original 1934 10 inch (25 cm) matrix BS 84578-1 was not issued in the USA.

 

Victor dubbed the 10 inch matrix to 12 inch matrix 4 times in 1943-1944.

In 1946, the dub was added to album M-508 (Stokowski's arrangement of Tristan und Isolde: Act 2) and to album M-963 (Stokowski's Bach transcription recordings of 1937, 1939, 1940).

HMV:

 

the HMV DA 1606 10 inch (25 cm) disc is the only pressing of the 10 inch matrix BS 84578-1

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November 12, 1934 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Johannes Brahms Serenade no 1 in D major opus 11 - movement 4 - Minuetto in G major Victor 1720 10 inch (25 cm) disc

 

matrices BS 84579-1, BS 84580-1

HMV

 

DA 1462 10 inch (25 cm) disc

 

EC 29 (Australia)

 

Victor Japan JE-29 (Victor Company of Japan)

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November 26, 1934

December 10, 1934 for matrix CS-87001-2 not used

Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA P. I. Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite opus 71a

HMV DB-2542

HMV DB-2542 issued by Gramophone France

Electrola DB-2540

Electrola Germany DB-2540

Victor 8662, 8663, 8664 in M-265

 

Victor 8665, 8666, 8667 in AM-265

 

Victor 16669, 16670, 16671 in DM-265

 

matrices CS 87000-1, CS 87001-1, CS 87002-1, CS 87003-1, CS 87004-1, CS 87005-1

 

matrices CS-87001, 87004 and 87005 dubbed February 25, 1943 due to wear.

Victor Argentina

Tchaikovsky "Cascanueces" issued by Victor Argentina

HMV:

 

DB 2540, DB 2541, DB 2542

 

DB 7902, DB 7903, DB 7904 automatic sequence

 

Electrola DB 2540, DB 2541, DB 2542 (Germany)

 

ED 699 through ED 701 (Australia)

 

IRX 7 through IRX 9 (ireland)

 

matrices 2A 87000 through 2A 87005

 

Victor Japan JD 601 through JD-603 in album JAS 580 (Victor Company of Japan)

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November 26, 1934 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Johann Sebastian Bach Toccata and Fugue in d minor BWV 565

(Stokowski transcription)

Electrola DB 2572

Electrola DB 2572 BWV 565

Victor 8697

 

also Victor 11-9235 in Victor album M-1064

 

matrices CS 87006-1, CS 87007-1 (later CS 87007-2A)

HMV:

 

DB 2572

 

Electrola DB 2572 (Germany)

 

ED 36 (Australia)

 

IRX 1 (ireland)

 

matrices 2A 87006, 2A 87007

 

Victor Record Lovers Society RL-9 (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Japan ND-462 (Victor Company of Japan)

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November 26, 1934 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Igor Stravinsky Pastorale (1907, rescored for orchestra 1933, as arranged by Stokowski) Victor 1998

matrix BS 87012-1

not released by HMV

 

Victor Japan SF-729 with 1937 Chopin opus 28 no 24 (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Japan VE-1007 A with Gymnopédie no 3 (Victor Company of Japan)

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November 26, 1934

 

December 10, 1934

Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Richard Wagner Parsifal: excerpts from Act 1

(Stokowski arrangement)

this recording was not released. Note that Stokowski recorded his excerpts from Parsifal: Act 3 on April 7, 1934.

 

During his long career, Parsifal was the only Wagner opera which Stokowski conducted in its entirety; performed in concert three consecutive evenings during Easter 1933.

matrices CS 87008, CS 87009, CS 870010, CS 87011, a take recorded during each of the two sessions of November, December on two cutting machines faded between sided (i.e. 4 matrices of each side)

 

recording not released.

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December 10, 1934 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Richard Wagner Siegfried - Symphonic excerpts

(Stokowski arrangement)

Agnes Davis soprano, Frederick Jagel tenor

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Stokowski used music from Act 1 scene 2 where Wotan, disguised, asks questions of dwarf Mime; then Siegfried's Forging Song; then "Forest Murmurs"; finally to the finale Act 3 on Brünnhilde's rock including Siegfried and Brünnhilde's love duet.

 

A majestic and solid performance, with the great beauty of the Philadelphia Orchestra at the height of their powers in the 1930s

Victor 14845 through 14847 A (side B blank) in album M-441 with 1927 Götterdämmerung closing scene as a filler in later albums

 

Victor 14848 through 14850 A (side B blank) in album AM-441 with 1927 Götterdämmerung in later albums

 

Victor 16423 through 16425 A (side B blank) in album DM-441 with 1927 Götterdämmerung in later albums

 

also Victor G-567 for matrices CS 87017-1, CS 87019-1 only - purpose for this disc may have been instructional

 

matrices CS 87015-1, CS 87016-1, CS 87017-1, CS 87018-1, CS 87019-1

all sides used Victor's "fade out/fade in" between dise masters.

HMV:

 

DB 3678, DB 3679, DB 3680 - although assigned, this album seems not to have been issued by HMV

 

ED 127, ED 128, ED, 129 (Australia)

 

Victor Japan album JAS 724 (Victor Company of Japan)

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December 24, 1934 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Jean Sibelius Violin Concerto in d minor

Jascha Heifetz, violin

 

subsequent to a famous disagreement between Heifetz and Stokowski during this recording, it was not released at the time. It was restored by Ward Marston aided by Mark Obert-Thorn from the only remaining pressing held by Heifetz and released on CD in Philadelphia Orchestra Association commemorative box POA 100

matrices CS 87058-1, CS 87059-1, CS 87060-1, CS 87061-1, CS 87062-1, CS 87063-1, CS 87064-1, CS 87065-1

 

Not released on 78 RPM records - see Philadelphia Orchestra Association POA 100

not released by HMV Page  
December 24, 1934 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Serge Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini opus 43

 

Serge Rachmaninoff, piano

Victor M-250

What more can be said about this great and legendary recording? It is one of the landmarks of recording history, and further immortalizes this great composer and performer. And Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra are fully equal in their contribution.

Victor 8553 through 8555 in album M-250

 

Victor through 8558 in album AM-250

 

Victor 16644 through 16646 in DM-250

 

matrices CS 87066-1, CS 87067-1, CS 87068-1, CS 87069-1, CS 87070-1, CS 87071-1 machines faded between sides

 

recorded during the same session as the Heifetz Sibelius Violin Concerto, with 2 takes of each side recorded and take 1 being selected by Stokowski throughout

HMV:

 

DB 2426 through DB 2428

 

DB 7812 through DB 7814 automatic sequence

 

ED 690 through ED 692 (Australia)

 

matrices 2EA.288-1, 2EA.289-1, 2EA.290-1, 2EA.291-1, 2EA.292-1, 2EA.293-1

 

HMV transcribed the Victor matrices to remove Victor's "fade-in-fade-out" process

 

Victor Japan album JAS 166 (Victor Company of Japan)

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October 27, 1935 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle

 

Franz Schubert

 

Joseph La Monica (Second flute of the Philadelphia Orchestra 1910-1940)

Rouget de Lisle: La Marseillaise (with audience singing)

 

Schubert: Schwanengesang D957 (excerpt, as arranged for orchestra by Stokowski with audience singing)

 

La Monica: Saltarello for Piccolo and Orchestra

John Fischer piccolo

CACD-0502

 

issued on Cala Records "First Releases" CACD 0502

On October 27, 1935 Stokowski conducted a Pension Fund concert, parts of which were recorded by Victor and issued as a 78 RPM fund raising disc, not commercially available. The excerpts listed here were included on this disc and commerically released for the first time in 1995 on Cala Records as restored by Ward Marston. Ward Marston also obtained the missing matrices to restore a complete performance of the La Monica: Saltarello for Piccolo and Orchestra (only a portion had been included on the 78 RPM fund raising disc)

 

Victor 12 inch (30 cm) matrices CS-92860 though CS-92864 all first takes

not issued by HMV Page  
November 25, 1935

 

December 30, 1935

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA

 

This was the first recording since 1930 of Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra back in the Academy of Music (other than some live recordings)

Igor Stravinsky Firebird Suite (1919 version) as arranged and edited by Stokowski

Walter Guetter bassoon

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Introduction,

- Danse de l'Oiseau De Feu

- Ronde des Princesses

- Danse Infernale

- Berceuse

- Finale (as edited by Stokowski)

Victor 8926, 8927, 8928 A in album M-291 coupled with 1935 Shostakovich Prelude

 

Victor 8929 through 8931 in album AM-291

 

Victor 16697 through 16699 in album DM-291

 

matrices CS 92865-2, CS 92866-4, CS 92868-3 (transcribed 1R February 28, 1941 notes: "Recorded from 8927-A Reduced level on loud parts"), CS 92869-2 (also CS 92869-2A), 92870-5

 

As in 1927, Stokowski cut more than one minute in the Finale. Apparently, Stokowski felt that the somewhat repetitive nature of the build-up to the finale was better omitted, but Stravinsky was quoted as not approving.

HMV:

 

DB 2882 through 2884

 

DB 8224 B through 8226 automatic sequence with 1935 Shostakovich Prelude DB 8224 A

 

Victor Japan JD-710 through JD-712 A in album JAS 602 with 1935 Shostakovich Prelude (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Japan ND-463 through ND-465 A in album JAS 114 with 1935 Shostakovich Prelude (Victor Company of Japan)

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October 28, 1935

 

November 25, 1935

 

January 15, 1936

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johannes Brahms Symphony no 1 in c minor opus 68

M-301

Victor 8971 through 8975 in album M-301

 

Victor 8976 through 8980 in album AM-301

 

Victor 16712 through 16716 in album DM-301

 

matrices CS 92871-3, CS 92872-2, CS 92873-2, CS 92874-5 or CS 92874-5A, CS 92875-1, CS 92876-2, CS 92877-3A, CS 92878-3, CS 92879-2, CS 92880-1

HMV:

 

DB 2874 through DB 2878

 

Victor Japan ND-298 through ND-302 (Victor Company of Japan)

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November 25, 1935 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Harl McDonald (1899-1955)

 

(Professor of Music at the University of Pennsylvania)

Symphony no 2 - Rhumba

Rhumba Symphony

a promotional record of Harl McDonald's Rhumba Symphony given to members of the Music Teachers National Association by RCA Victor

Victor 8919 A coupled with McDonald's Festival of the Workers

 

matrix CS 94619-2A

HMV:

 

DB 2913 A

 

Victor Japan JD-750 with McDonald "Workers" (Victor Company of Japan)

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November 25, 1935 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Harl McDonald The Festival of the Workers Suite - Dance of the Workers Victor 8919 B coupled with McDonald Rhumba Symphony

 

matrix CS 94620-1

HMV:

 

DB 2913 B

 

Victor Japan JD-750 with McDonald "Rhumba" (Victor Company of Japan)

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December 16, 1935 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA George Frederick Handel "Overture in d minor" on label

Chandos Anthem no 2 in d minor "In the Lord put I my trust" HWV 247-1

(Stokowski transcription)

 

The need for Stokowski's arrangement of this sublime music may be open to question, since Handel wrote this music for a full instrumental group

Victor 1798

 

matrices BS 94621-1, BS 94622-1

HMV:

 

DA 1556

 

Victor Japan JE-70 (Victor Company of Japan)

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December 16, 1935 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA "Etenraku - Japanese Ceremonial Prelude"

as arranged by Prince Hidemaro Konoye (1898-1973)

 

Prince Konoye also founded the New Symphony Orchestra of Tokyo, later named the NHK Symphony Orchestra

disc labeled "Etenraku 8th Century Japanese Ceremonial Prelude"

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Japanese Victor Record Lovers Society RL-21-A issue of "Etenraku"

Victor 14142 side B, coupled with the 1934 recording of Henry Eichheim's Oriental Impressions "Bali"

 

matrix CS 94623-1

Victor Record Lovers Society RL-21-A (Victor Company of Japan) Page MP3
December 16, 1935

December 30, 1935

April 20, 1936 for CS-72075-2

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner Tristan und Isolde: Act 2

(Stokowski arrangement)

picture

Victor M-508 post-WW2 when "Adoramus te" was added to final side

 

This 1935 selection was Stokowski's second arrangement of excerpts from Act 2. Recall that April 16, 23, 1932 Stokowski recorded excerpts from Act 2 concluding with the Love Music (Liebesnacht). This 1935 arrangement concludes with Act 2 finale. The recording was coupled with the 5 April 1937 Prelude to Act 1 beginning side A Victor M-508. Following criticism, on April 20, 1939 Stokowski re-recorded the ending, substiting the concluding Liebestod. Victor M-508 included this revised side after 1939.

Victor 15202 and 15203 A (1937 Prelude to Act 1), 15203 A, 15204, 15205, 15206 in M-508. 15206 B was blank in 1930s, with 1934 Palestrina added after 1943.

 

Victor 15207 A, 15208 A, 15209 A (1937 Prelude to Act 1), 15210, 15211, 15209 B, 15208 B, 15207 B in AM-508. Final side blank in 1930s with 1934 Palestrina added after 1943.

 

Victor 16232 A, 16233 A, 16234 A (1937 Prelude to Act 1), 16235, 16236, 16234 B, 16233 B, 16232 B in DM-508. Final side blank in 1930s with 1934 Palestrina added after 1943.

 

matrices CS-94624-1, CS-94625-1, CS-94626-1A, CS-94627-1, CS-94628-1, CS-94629-1, CS-72075-2

 

in 1939, matrix CS-72075-2 was added with the revised Liebestod ending - Victor mistakenly used the matrix number of the final side of the April 23, 1932 Tristan und Isolde recording.

HMV:

 

DB 3087, DB 3088, DB 3089 - Act 2 only

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December 30, 1935

 

January 15, 1936

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Caesar Franck Symphony in D minor

1934 Franck

 

The 1937 Gramophone reviewer found it episodic: "When Stokowski keeps the ball rolling, he does it magnificently but there are too many pot-holes in his sentiment. I rarely feel his work as one whole-all-through adventure..."

Victor 8959 through 8964 A coupled with 'Panis Angelicus' 8964 B in album M-300

 

Victor 8955 through 8970 A in album AM-300

 

Victor 16711 through 16716 in album DM-300

 

matrices CS 94630-1, CS 94631-2 or 94631-2, CS 94632-1, CS 94633-1, CS 94634-1, CS 94635-1, CS 94636-2 or 94636-2A, CS 94637-1, CS 94638-1, CS 94639-1, CS 94640-1

HMV:

 

DB 3226 through DB 3231 A (side B blank)

 

DB 8305 through DB 8310 automatic sequence

 

ED 1045 through ED 1050

 

Electrola DB 3226 through DB 323 (Germany)

 

matrices 2A 94630 through 2A 94640

 

Victor JD-998 through JD-1003 in album JAS 652 (Victor Company of Japan)

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December 30, 1935 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Dmitri Shostakovich Prelude opus 34 no 14 in e flat minor

(Stokowski orchestration)

Victor 8928 B coupled with the 1935 "Firebird" in M-291

 

also Victor 7888 coupled with 1933 Shostakovich Symphony no 1 in M-192 after April 1946 3

 

Victor 8931 coupled with the 1935 "Firebird" in AM-291

 

Victor 16697 coupled with the 1935 "Firebird" in DM-291

 

also Victor 16601 coupled with 1933 Shostakovich Symphony no 1 in DM-192 after April 1946 3

 

matrix CS 94641-1

HMV:

 

DB 2884 with Firebird

 

DB 8226 with Firebird automatic sequence

 

Victor Japan JD-712 B in album JAS 602 with 1935 "Firebird" (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Japan ND-465 B in album JAS 114 with 1935 "Firebird" (Victor Company of Japan)

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December 30, 1935 Camden Church Studio 2, Camden, NJ USA Church Traditional

 

(orchestration by Stokowski of these church choruses)

"Veni, creator spiritus" and "Veni Emanuel"

(Stokowski orchestration)

Victor 1789

Victor 1789

 

matrices BS 94642-1, BS 94643-1

HMV:

 

DA 1551

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January 15, 1936 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1868): Act 1 Prelude Victor 17567, 17568 A in album M-731

 

Victor 18464, 18465 in album DM-731

 

matrices CS 94644-1, CS 94645-1, CS 94646-1

 

In later years, the filler for this album was the 27 March 1940 Lohengrin Prelude to Act III

HMV:

 

DB 5852, DB 5853

 

DB 6040, DB 6041 with 1940 Lohengrin Prelude to Act III

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January 15, 1936 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach Suite no 3 in D major BWV 1068 - mvmt 2 - Air ("Air on the G-String")

(Stokowski transcription)

Labeled "Aria" by Stokowski

picture

Victor 1843 Labeled "Aria" by Stokowski

Victor 1843 in M-401

 

Victor 1843 in AM-401

 

Victor 1843 in DM-401

 

matrices BS 94647-1, BS 94648-1

HMV:

 

DA 1605

 

Japan Victor HL-73 (Victor Company of Japan)

 

picture

Stokowski's score of his transcription of BWV 1068 movement 2

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January 15, 1936 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach

(Stokowski transcription)

English Suite 2 in a minor BWV 807 - Bourée matrix BS 94649-1 not issued

 

The Discography of American Historical Recordings, UC Santa Barbara states "Gramophone DA-1639 (Not issued)" for the only listed publication of this matrix. Mark Obert-Thorn for his excellent Pearl GEMM 9098 restoration of Stokowski-Bach Transcriptions states that his source was a test pressing of DA-1639

HMV:

 

DA 1639 coupled with 1937 Chopin Prelude (not issued)

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January 15, 1936 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Caesar Franck Panis Angelicus (1872) for tenor and organ

(Stokowski transcription)

picture

1944 War Department V Disc of 'Panis Angelicus'

Victor 8964 B (concluding side of Franck Symphony in D minor) in M-300

 

Victor 8970 B (concluding side of Franck Symphony in D minor) in AM-300

 

Victor 16711 B (concluding side of Franck Symphony in D minor) in DM-300

 

matrices CS 94650-1, or 94650-1A

HMV:

 

DB 3318 coupled with 1936 Sibelius Valse Triste

 

IRX 2 (Ireland)

 

matrix 2A 94650

 

Victor JD-1003 in album JAS 652 (Victor Company of Japan) with Symphony in D minor

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January 15, 1936 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner Tannhäuser - Prelude to Act 3

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Victor 15313, 15314 A in album M-530 coupled with "Ich ruf' zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ"

 

Victor 15316 through 15318 in album AM-530

 

Victor 16160 through 16162 in album DM-530

 

matrices CS 94651-1, CS 94652-1, CS 94653-1

HMV:

 

DB 3254, DB 3255 coupled with 1936 Tchaikovsky "Solitude"

 

matrices 2A 94651 through 2A 94653

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January 15, 1936 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Camille Saint-Saëns Danse macabre opus 40

Alexander Hillsberg violin

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Victor 14162

 

matrices CS 94654-1, CS 94655-1

HMV:

 

DB 3077

 

matrices 2A 94654, 2A 94655

 

Victor Japan JD-559 (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Japan JD-934 (Victor Company of Japan)

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January 15, 1936 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Jean Sibelius Kuolema, opus 44 - Valse Triste

HMV DB-3318

Victor 14726 A (coupled with with 1937 Sibelius "The Tempest")

 

matrix CS 94656-1

HMV:

 

DB 6009 coupled with with 1937 Sibelius "The Tempest"

 

DB 3318 coupled with the 1936 Franck Panis Angelicus.

 

IRX 2 (Ireland)

 

matrix 2A 94656

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November 16, 1936 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Franz Liszt

 

orchestrated by Stokowski and Karl Müller-Berghaus

Hungarian Rhapsody no 2 in c# minor

Victor Japan

Victor Japan ND-1

Victor 14422

 

matrices CS 03100-1, CS 03101-1

HMV:

 

DB 3086

 

Electrola DB 3086 (Germany)

 

IRX 3 (Ireland)

 

matrices 2A 03100, 2A 03101

 

Victor Japan ND-1 (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Record Lovers Society RL-17 (Victor Company of Japan)

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November 16, 1936 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach Passacaglia and Fugue in c minor BWV 582

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 14580, 14581 in Bach album M-401

 

Victor 14584 through 14587 in AM-401

 

Victor 16530 through 16533 in DM-401

 

matrices CS 03102-1, CS 03103-2, CS 03104-2, CS 03105-1

HMV:

 

DB 3252, DB 3253

 

Victor Japan JD-1346 through JD-1348 in album JAS 706 with 1936 "My Soul is Athirst" (Victor Company of Japan)

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November 16, 1936 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Modest Mussorgsky Boris Godunov (1872) "Synthesis"

(Stokowski transcription from Mussorgsky's unfinished opera)

picture

This is dramatic music and a blazing recording.

Victor 14546 through 14548 in M-391

 

Victor 14549 through 14551 in AM-391

 

Victor 16542 through 16544 in DM-391

 

CS 03108-1 through CS 03113-1 all first takes

HMV:

 

DB 3244 through 3246

 

Victor Japan JD-1266 through JD-1268 in album JAS 687 (Victor Company of Japan)

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November 16, 1936 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA P. I. Tchaikovsky "Solitude" (title given by Stokowski for the song "Again, as before, alone" opus 73 no 6)

Stokowski transcription

Victor 14947 B with 1937 Franck Grand Pièce Symphonique

 

also Victor 17485 in M-710, Victor 17491 in DM-710 (with 1939 Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no 3) after 1943

 

matrix CS 03114-1

HMV:

 

DB 3255 B with Tannhäuser - Act 3

 

Victor Japan JD-1598 B the 1937 "Sorcerer's Apprentice" in album JAS 760 (Victor Company of Japan)

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November 16, 1936 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach Violin Partita no 1 in b minor BWV 1002 - mvmt 5 - Sarabande (Stokowski transcription) Victor 14583 in M-401

 

Victor 14587 in AM-401

 

Victor 16530 in DM-401

 

matrix CS 03115-1

HMV:

 

ED 178 (Australia)

 

Victor Record Lovers Society RL-39 (Victor Company of Japan)

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November 28, 1936 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner Parsifal: Act 1 Prelude

Parsifal: Act 3 "Good Friday Spell"

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Victor 14728 through 14731 in album M-421

 

Victor 14732 through 14735 in album AM-421

 

Victor 16464 through 16467 in album DM-421

 

matrices CS 03116-1, CS 03117-1, CS 03118-1, CS 03119-1, CS 03120-1, CS 03121-1, CS 03122-1, CS 03123-1

HMV:

 

DB 3269 through DB 3272

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November 28, 1936

April 5, 1937

November 7, 1937

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Frederic Chopin Mazurka in a minor opus 17 no 4

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 1855 10 inch (25 cm) disc

 

matrices BS 03124-4, BS 03125-3

HMV:

 

DB 1638 10 inch (25 cm) disc

 

EC 78 (Australia)

 

Victor Japan JE-166 (Victor Company of Japan)

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November 28, 1936 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach St. Matthew Passion - "O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden" BWV 244-63

labeled by Stokowski: "My Soul is Athirst"

(Stokowski transcription)

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Victor 14582 in album M-401

 

Victor 14585 in album AM-401

 

Victor 16532 in album DM-401

 

matrix CS 03126-1A

HMV: DB 3405

 

ED 179 (Australia)

 

Victor Japan JD-1348 A in album JAS 706 with 1936 Passacaglia and Fugue BWV 582

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November 28, 1936 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach "Mein Jesu was für Seelenweh befällt Dich in Gethsemane" BWV 487

(Stokowski transcription)

labeled by Stokowski: "My Jesus in Gethsemane"

Victor 14582 in album M-401

 

Victor 14585 in album AM-401

 

Victor 16532 in album DM-401

 

matrix CS 03127-1

HMV:

 

DB 3405

 

ED 179 (Australia)

 

Victor Japan JD-1348 B in album JAS 706 with 1936 Passacaglia and Fugue BWV 582 (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Japan ND-745 (Victor Company of Japan)

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April 5, 1937

 

November 7, 1937

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner Tristan und Isolde - Prelude to Act 1 Victor 15202, 15203 A in M-508

 

Victor 15207 through 15209 in AM-508

 

Victor 16232 through 16234 in DM-508

 

matrices CS 07553-1, CS 07554-2 (November 7, 1937), CS 07555-1

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April 5, 1937 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Claude Debussy Préludes Book 2 no 10 "Canope" (1913)

Stokowski transcription

not issued

 

matrices BS 07551-1, BS 07551-1A

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April 5, 1937 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Claude Debussy "Claire de lune" from Suite bergamasque (1890, 1905)

Stokowski transcription

HMV 1812

Canadian issue showing "His Master's Voice" and "Victor" label

Victor 1812

 

matrices BS 07556-1, BS 07557-1

HMV:

 

DA 1634

 

matrices OA 7556, OA 7557

 

Victor Japan HL-26 (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Japan JE-94 (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Japan NF-4122 (Victor Company of Japan)

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April 5, 1937 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach "Jesus Christus, Gottes Sohn" 4th movement of Cantata no 4 ("Christ Lag In Todesbanden") BWV 4.

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 14583 in M-401

 

Victor 14586 in AM-401

 

Victor 16531 in DM-401

 

matrix CS 07558-1

HMV:

 

DB 2453

 

ED 178 (Australia)

 

Victor Record Lovers Society RL-39 A (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Japan ND-553 with 1940 Lohengrin - Prelude to Act III (Victor Company of Japan)

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April 5, 1937 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Joaquin Turina Danzas gitanas opus 55 no 5: Sacro-monte (Sacred Mountain)

(arranged by Lucien Cailliet)

Victor 10 in (25 cm)

 

matrix BS-07552-1 or -2

 

not issued as a 78 RPM record

(CD) released in CALA CACD0501 "Stokowski conducts Philadelphia Rarities"

 

Mark Obert-Thorn made a fine restoration of this unpublished matrix in PASC444 for Pristine Classical.

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April 5, 1937 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Alexander Borodin Prince Igor - Polovtsian Dances

(an extended arrangement of the music by Stokowski including Dance of the Polovtsian Maidens)

Electrola DB 3232

Electrola DB 3232 matrix 2A 07560

Victor 15169, 15170 in album M-499

 

Victor 18444, 18445 in album DM-499

 

matrices CS 07559-1, CS 07560-1, CS 07561-1, CS 07562-1

HMV:

 

DB 3232, DB 3233

 

Electrola DB 3232, DB 3233 (Germany)

 

matrices 2A 07559 through 2A 07562

 

Victor Japan JD-1200, JD-1201 in album JAS 29 (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Japan JD-15169, JD-15170 in album JAS 733 (Victor Company of Japan)

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April 5, 1937 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Strauss Salome - Dance of the Seven Veils BS-07563-1, BS-07564-1 and BS-07564-1A, BS-07565-1 and BS-07565-1A

 

not issued as a 78 RPM record

(CD) released in CALA CACD0502 Stokowski conducts First Releases"

not released by HMV Page  
April 19, 1937 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Igor Stravinsky Petrouchka (1911 version)

Sol Schoenbach bassoon

Saul Caston trumpet

William Kincaid flute

picture

 

Stokowski seems to have preferred the 1911 version throughout his career

Victor 15467 through 15470 in M-574

 

Victor 15471 through 15474 in AM-574

 

Victor 16111 through 16114 in DM-574

 

matrices CS 07588-1, CS 07589-1, CS 07590-1, CS 07591-3, CS 07592-1, CS 07593-1, CS 07594-1, CS 07595-2

 

fine sound for 1937 in this beautifully played performance

HMV:

 

DB 3511 through DB 3514

 

DB 8633 through DB 8636 automatic sequence

 

ED 1079 through ED 1082 (Australia)

 

matrices 2A 07588 through 2A 07595

 

Victor Japan ND-278 through ND-281 in album JAS 70

 

Victor Japan JD-1649 through JD 1652 in album JAS 772

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April 19, 1937 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA César Franck Grand pièce symphonique in f sharp minor opus 17 - Andante

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arranged by Victor recording producer Charles O'Connell

Victor 14947 A coupled with 1936 "Solitude"

 

matrix CS 07602-1

not released by HMV Page MP3
April 19, 1937 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Harl McDonald Concerto for Two Pianos (1936)

Jeanne Behrend, Alexander Kelberine, wife and husband duo pianists

M-557

Victor 15410 through 15412 in M-557

 

Victor 15413 through 15415 in AM-557

 

Victor 16132 through 16134 in DM-557

 

matrices CS 07596-1, CS 07597-1, CS 07598-1, CS 07599-1, CS 07600-1, CS 07601-1.

 

Mark Obert-Thorn made a fine restoration of this recording in PASC430 for Pristine Classical.

HMV:

 

DB 5700 through DB 5702

 

ED 84 through ED 86 (Australia)

 

Victor Japan VD-8155 through VD-8157 in album JAS 1044 (Victor Company of Japan)

Page MP3

MP3

MP3

April 19, 1937 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Carl Maria von Weber Invitation to the Dance

(orchestrated by Berlioz - Stokowski) picture

Victor 15189

 

matrices CS 37495-3, CS 37496-3

HMV:

 

DB 3699

 

AB 283 (Spain)

 

EJ 166 (Electrola Germany)

 

RX 107 (Ireland)

 

matrices 2A 37495, 2A 37496

 

Victor Record Lovers Society RL-34 (Victor Company of Japan)

Page MP3
April 19, 1937 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA William Byrd (1540-1623) "Pavane", "Gigue"

(The Earl Of Salisbury: Pavane and Galliard (1613) for keyboard)

Jeanne Behrend, Alexander Kelberine, wife and husband duo pianists

 

Stokowski orchestration

Victor 1943

 

matrices BS 07603-1, BS 07604-1

HMV:

 

DA 1637

 

Victor Japan HL-64 (Victor Company of Japan)

Page MP3
November 7, 1937

 

December 12, 1937

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Claude Debussy Nocturnes: no 1: Nuages (Clouds)

John Minsker English horn

picture

Victor 15814 in M-630 coupled with 1939 "Fêtes" and "Sirènes"

 

matrices CS 014371-1, CS 014372-1

 

in the 12 December 1937 session, "Sirènes" was unsuccessfully recorded on 10 in (25 cm) matrices BS-014388-1, BS-014389-1, BS-014390-1 which were not published. In the eventual 9 April 1939 recording of "Sirènes", 12 inch (30 cm) matrices were used due to length.

HMV:

 

DB 3596

Page MP3
November 7, 1937 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Paul Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice (L'apprenti sorcier) in F minor (1897)

picture

Victor 17501, 17502 A in album M-717 coupled with 1939 "Ivan the Terrible"

 

Victor 18462, 18463 in album DM-717 coupled with 1939 "Ivan the Terrible"

 

matrices CS 014367-1, CS 014368-1, CS 014369-1

HMV:

 

DB 3533, DB 3534 with Sibelius 'The Tempest'

 

DB 6038, DB 6039 with 1939 "Ivan the Terrible"

 

matrices 2A 014367, 2A 014368, 2A 014369

 

Victor Japan ND-246 in album JAS 63 (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Japan JD-1597, JD-1598 A with 1937 "Solitude" in album JAS 760 (Victor Company of Japan)

Page MP3
November 7, 1937 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Frederic Chopin Prelude in D minor, opus 28 no 24

(Stokowski transcription)

picture

Electrola DA 1639

Victor 1998 with 1934 Stravinsky Pastorale

 

matrix BS 014370-1

HMV:

 

DA 1639 coupled with 1936 Bach English Suite no 2

 

Electrola DA 1639 (Germany)

 

matrix OA 014370

 

Victor Japan SF-729 with 1934 Stravinsky Pastorale (Victor Company of Japan)

Page MP3
November 7, 1937 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Jean Sibelius Incidential music to The Tempest - Berceuse, opus 109

picture

Victor 14726 B (coupled with 1936 Valse Triste)

 

matrix CS 014373-1

HMV:

 

DB 3534 with L'Apprenti Sorcier

 

DB 6009

 

matrix 2A 014373

Page  
December 12, 1937

April 20, 1939

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Claude Debussy Nocturnes (1899) no 2: Fêtes (Festivals) Victor 2034 in album M-630 coupled with 1937 "Nuages" and 1939 "Sirènes"

 

matrices BS 014391-3 (December 12, 1937) and BS 014392-5 (April 20, 1939)

HMV:

 

DA 1742 10 inch (25 cm) disc

 

matrix OA 014391

Page MP3
December 12, 1937 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Frederic Chopin Mazurka in B-flat minor opus 24 no 4

Stokowski transcription

Victor 18267 in album M-841 coupled with 1940 Glière Symphony no 3

 

matrix CS 014393-1

not released by HMV Page MP3
December 12, 1937 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and Fugue in e minor BWV 555

Stokowski transcription

Victor 17338 in M-698 added after 1942

 

Victor 17342 in DM-698 added after 1942

 

Victor 11-8577 B in album M-963 (Stokowski's Bach transcriptions) coupled with Bach "Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ"

 

matrix CS 014394-1

not released by HMV Page MP3
December 12, 1937 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Eric Satie

orchestrated by Debussy

Gymnopédie no 1

 

Gymnopédie no 3

 

(listed as Gymnopédie no 2 by Victor, but the Debussy orchestration is of no 3)

Victor 1965 10 inch (24 cm) disc

matrix BS 014395-1 and BS 014396-1

HMV:

 

DA 1688

 

matrices OA 014395, OA 014396

 

Victor Japan HL-53 B (Gymnopédie no 1 only), VE-1007 B (Gymnopédie no 3 only) with 1934 Stravinsky Pastorale

Page MP3
December 12, 1937 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner Tannhäuser - Overture and Venusberg Music (Paris version)

Victor 15310, 15311, 15312 in album M-530

 

Victor 15315 through 15319 in album AM-530

 

Victor 16159 through 16163 in album DM-530

 

matrices CS 014382-1 through CS 014387-1 all first takes

HMV:

 

DB 3775, DB 3776, DB 3777

Page  

  1939

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From December 1937 to March 1939, Stokowski did not conduct the Philadelphia Orchestra or record

Date Location Composer Work Victor Disc

  and Matrix Number

HMV Disc

   and Victor Japan

Page

 Link

MP3
January 10, 1938 Samuel Goldwyn Studios, Hollywood, California

 

a Hollywood studio orchestra

Paul Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice (L'apprenti sorcier) in F minor (1897) Buena Vista Records 60007

 

matrices PCS 09978, PCS 09979

not issued by HMV Page MP3
April 9, 1939 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Strauss II On the Beautiful Blue Danube" (as arranged by Stokowski)

"Tales from the Vienna Woods" (as arranged by Stokowski)

Victor Japan

Victor Japan RL-56 B

Victor 15425

 

matrix CS 035416-1 (Danube),

matrix CS 035417-1 (Woods)

 

these replace the famous 1926 best-selling recordings

HMV:

 

DB 3821

 

IRX 5 (Ireland)

 

matrix numbers 2A 035416 (Danube), 2A 035417 (Woods)

 

Victor ND-41 (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Victor Record Lovers Society RL-56 (Victor Company of Japan)

Page MP3

MP3

April 9, 1939 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov The Maid of Pskov (1873 revised 1898) - Act 3 Prelude - "Hunt and Storm"

labeled by Stokowski as "Ivan the Terrible - Prelude to Act 3" perhaps because opera title The Maid of Pskov would not be recognized by the public

 

arranged by Stokowski

Victor 17502 B coupled with 1937 Sorcerer's Apprentice in album M-717

 

matrix CS 35418-1 (later CS 35418-2)

HMV:

 

DB 6039 coupled with 1937 Sorcerer's Apprentice

 

DB 6057 coupled with 1940 Bloch Schelemo

Page MP3
April 9, 1939 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner Die Walküre - Act 3 - Magic Fire Music

picture

Victor 15800

 

matrices CS 035419-1, CS 035420-2

HMV:

 

DB 3942

 

DB 6024

 

Victor Record Lovers Society RL-64 (Victor Company of Japan)

Page MP3
April 9, 1939 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Claude Debussy Nocturnes -

no 3: Sirènes with "Women's Chorus"

picture

Victor 15815, 15816 A (side B blank) in album M-630 coupled with 1937/1939 Nuages and Fêtes

 

matrices CS 35421-1, CS 35422-1, CS 35423-1

 

in 12 December 1937 session, Sirènes was unsuccessfully recorded on 10 in (25 cm) matrices BS-014388-1, BS-014389-1, BS-014390-1 which were not published. In this 9 April 1939 recording 12 inch (30 cm) matrices were used, all first takes.

HMV:

 

DB 3981, DB 3982

 

DB 5714, DB 5715 A

Page MP3
April 20, 1939 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony no 5 in d minor, opus 47

Victor M-619

Victor Musicial Masterpiece album M-619

Victor 15737 through 15742 in album M-619

 

Victor 15743 through 15748 in album AM-619

 

Victor 15995 through 16000 in album DM-619

 

matrices CS 35800-1, CS 35801-1, CS 35802-1, CS 35803-1, CS 35804-1, CS 35805-1, CS 35806-1, CS 35807-1, CS 35808-1, CS 35809-2, CS 35810-1, CS 35811-2

HMV:

 

DB 3991 through DB 3996

 

DB 8933 through DB 8938 automatic sequence

 

ED 1112 through ED 1117 (Australia)

 

Victor Japan ND-860 through ND-865 in album JAS 282 (Victor Company of Japan)

 

Voctpr Japan VD-8161 through VD-8166 in album JAS 1046 (Victor Company of Japan)

Page MP3

 

MP3

 

MP3

 

MP3

April 20, 1939 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach after Martin Luther hymn Chorale Prelude "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" BWV 720

 

labeled as being by Bach, usually referred to as from BWV 720, this transcription by Stokowski does not correspond either to the 1933 recording (1939 is twice as long) nor to Bach BWV 720 nor BWV 80. It seems to be Stokowski's own realization of the musical theme of Martin Luther

Victor 1692 (same catalogue number used as in the October 28, 1933 recording)

matrix BS 035812-1

seems not issued by HMV Page  
April 20, 1939 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner Tristan und Isolde  - "Liebestod"

(Stokowski second "Synthesis" version)

 

Stokowski in his December 16, 1935 selection of Tristan & Isolde Act 2 (album M-508) concluded with the finale of Act 2. The public regretted not ending with the "Liebestod" music as in Stokowski's April 1932 version. This 1939 recording replaced the final side with this new ending (including "Liebestod") which Victor used in M-508 thereafter.

Victor 15206 B in album M-508

 

matrix CS 72075-2

 

(this 1939 recording revised side 6 of album M-508, and Victor assigned matrix CS-72075-2 - Victor mistakenly used the matrix number of the final side of the April 23, 1932 Tristan und Isolde recording, rather than the December 16, 1935 matrix)

HMV:

 

DB 3089 B

Page MP3
November 27, 1939 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Modest Mussorgsky Tableaux d'une exposition (Pictures at an Exhibition)

 

(as orchestrated by Stokowski) picture

Stokowski's score for his orchestration of Pictures at an Exhibition

Victor 17414 through 17147 in album M-706

 

Victor 17418 through 17421 in album AM-706

 

Victor 17422 through 17425 in album DM-706

 

matrices CS 043643-1 through CS 043650-1, all first takes

HMV:

 

DB 6020 through DB 6023

 

DB 5827 through DB 5830

Page MP3

MP3

MP3

MP3

MP3

Tableaux d'une exposition (Pictures at an Exhibition):

 

The original composition was written by Mussorgsky in 1874 and were his musical impressions of 10 (or perhaps 11) pictures, or tableaux by Mussorgsky's friend Viktor Hartmann (1834–1873), shown at a retrospective exhibition of Hartmann's works. In his original piano composition of 1874, there are ten 'tableaux', linked by 'Promenades'. Mussorgsky composed the promenade music to represent an exhibition visitor walking from picture to picture.

 

Stokowski's orchestration is made up of 10 sections, counting both Promenades and Tableaux, but not exactly corresponding to Mussorgsky's original composition. Stokowski left out two tableaux: 3. 'Tuileries', depicting children fighting after games, and 7. 'Limoges, le marché' ('Marketplace at Limoges'). Stokowski believed these two may have been added by Rimsky-Korsakov who edited Mussorgsky's composition. The result was:

- Promenade

- Gnomus (The Gnome)

- Promenade

- Il vecchio castello (The Old Castle)

- Bydlo (heavy Polish cart)

- Promenade

- Ballet des poussins dans leur coque (Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks)

- Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle

- Catacombae, Cum mortuis in lingua mortua (Catacombs)

- La cabane sur des pattes de poule ('Baba Yaga's Hut on Fowls' Legs')

- La grande porte de Kiev (The Great Gate of Kiev)

November 27, 1939

&nbps;

March 15, 1941

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Camille Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals (Carnival des animaux)

 

Jeanne Behrend and Sylvan Levin pianists

Victor M-785

HMV Carnival

Victor M-785 and HMV DB 5942-5944

Victor 18047, 18048, 18049 in M-785

 

matrices CS 043651-1 through CS 043656-1

 

all first takes

HMV:

 

HMV DB 5942, DB 5943, DB 5944

 

HMV DB 8897, DB 8898, DB 8899 (automatic sequence)

 

ED 247, ED 248, ED 249 (Australia)

 

ED 754, ED 755, ED 756 (Australia automatic sequence)

 

matrices 2A 043651 through 2A 043656

 

Victor Japan ND-219 through ND-221 in album JAS 56

Page MP3

 

MP3

November 27, 1939 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach Trio Sonata no 1 in E flat major BWV 525 - movement 1

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 11-8576 A in M-963 (Stokowski's Bach transcriptions)

 

matrix CS 043657-1 (also with Adoramus te)

HMV;

 

DB 6260

Page MP3
November 27, 1939 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale Prelude "Ich ruf' zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ" BWV 639

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 15314 in M-530 added after September 1946

 

Victor 15319 in AM-530 added after September 1946

 

Victor 16159 in DM-530 after September 1946

 

Victor 11-8577 in M-963 (Stokowski's Bach transcriptions)

 

matrix CS 043658-1

seems not released by HMV Page MP3

  1940

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Date Location Composer Work Victor Disc

  and Matrix Number

HMV Disc

   and Victor Japan

Page

 Link

MP3
March 27, 1940 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Reinhold Glière Symphony no 3 in b minor - "Ilya Mourometz"

 

as heavily edited by Stokowski (a score of 80 minutes reduced to 45 minutes)

Victor M-841

Victor Musicial Masterpiece album M-841

Victor 18262 through 18267 A (with 1937 Chopin Mazurka) in M-841

 

Victor 18268 through 18273 (with 1937 Chopin Mazurka) in DM-841

 

matrices CS 047801-1, CS 047802-1, CS 047803-1, CS 047804-1, CS 047805-1, CS 047806-1, CS 047807-2, CS 047808-1, CS 047809-1, CS 047810-1, CS 047811-2

not released by HMV Page MP3

 

MP3

 

MP3

 

MP3

March 27, 1940 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA

 

unissued on 78 RPM disks

Claude Debussy "Prélude à l"après-midi d'un faune" unpublished Victor matrices

CS 047812-1, CS 047813-1

 

see CD issues Biddulph WHL-013 in a fine restoration by Mark Obert-Thorn and Andante 4978 fully restored by Ward Marston.

not published by HMV Page  
March 27, 1940 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Harl McDonald Legend of the Arkansas Traveler (1939)

Victor Arkansas Traveler

Victor 18069 A (with 1940 Novacek)

 

also Victor 18395 in album M-867 with Shostakovich Symphony no 6, and Victor 18396 in album DM-867, both added after 1942

 

matrix CS 047814-1

HMV Europe (surprisingly issued in wartime conditions by HMV):

 

DB 5966

 

ED 130 (HMV Australia)

Page MP3
March 27, 1940 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner Lohengrin - Prelude to Act III Victor 17568 in M-731 coupled with the 1936 Meistersinger Prelude to Act 1

 

matrix CS 047815-1

HMV:

 

DB 5853 coupled with 1936 Meistersinger Prelude

 

DB 6041 automatic sequence coupled with 1936 Meistersinger Prelude

 

Victor Japan RL-79

 

Victor Japan ND-553 with 1939 "Jesus Christus, Gottes Sohn" BWV 4 (Victor Company of Japan)

Page MP3
March 27, 1940 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Ernest Bloch Schelomo (1916) - Emanuel Feuermann, cello

HMV album Bloch

Victor album M-698 and

HMV album DB 5816 - DB 5818

Victor 17336, 17337, 17338 A (side B blank) in M-698

 

Victor 17339 through 17341 in album AM-698

 

Victor 17342 through 17344 in album DM-698

 

matrices CS 047816-2, CS 047817-1, CS 047818-1, CS 047819-2, CS 047820-1

 

Mark Obert-Thorn restored this in a fine album PASC168 for Pristine Classical.

HMV:

 

DB 5816 through DB 5818 final side blank

 

DB 6055 through DB 6057 automatic sequence

 

DB 8862 through DB 8864 automatic sequence

 

ED 195 through ED 197 (HMV Australia)

 

ED 748 through ED 750 automatic sequence (HMV Australia)

 

matrices 2A 47816 through 2A 47820

Page MP3
December 8, 1940

 

December 22, 1940

for CS 057549-2A

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony no 6 in b minor, opus 54

picture

Victor 18391 through 19395 in M-867

 

Victor 18396 through 19400 in DM-867

 

matrices CS 057541-2A, CS 057542-1, CS 057543-1A, CS 057544-1A, CS 057545-1A, CS 057546-1A, CS 057547-1A, CS 057548-1A, CS 057549-2A

 

(last side blank in earlier albums, 1940 Harl McDonald "Arkansas Traveler" added as filler after 1942)

HMV:

 

DB 5900

 

matrices 2A 057552, 2A 057553 were assigned, but the recording was not issued by HMV

Page MP3

 

MP3

 

MP3

December 8, 1940 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Claude Debussy "Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune" Victor 17700

 

matrices CS 057550-1A, CS 057551-1A

HMV:

 

DB 6001

 

DB 10117

 

ED 256 (HMV Australia)

 

Victor Record Lovers Society RL-77 (Victor Company of Japan)

Page MP3
December 22, 1940 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Modest Mussorgsky (arranged by Stokowski) A Night on Bare Mountain

picture

HMV DB 5900

Victor 17900

 

matrices CS 057552-1, CS 057553-1A

picture

Victor 17900 "La Noche en el Monte Calvo" also pressed by Victor Argentina

HMV:

 

DB 5900

 

matrices 2A 057552, 2A 057553

 

Victor Japan SD-81 (Victor Company of Japan)

Page MP3
December 8, 1940 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach "Arioso" - from 1st first movement 'Sinfonia' of Bach's Cantata no 156; also as the Largo movement from Bach;s Concerto for harpsichord and strings BWV 1056.

(Stokowski transcription)

not issued by Victor

 

Matrices CS-057554-1 and CS-057555-1

not issued by HMV Page MP3
December 8, 1940 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach Saint John's Passion BWV 245 - no 58 "Es ist Vollbracht"

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor M-963

Victor 11-8578 in M-963 (Stokowski's Bach transcriptions)

 

Matrices CS-057556-2 and CS-057557-1

HMV:

 

DB 6181

 

ED 567 (HMV Australia)

Page MP3
December 22, 1940 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Ottocar Novacek (Ottokar Nováček) "Perpetuum Mobile" (Perpetual Motion) opus 5 no 4 (as orchestrated Stokowski) Victor 18069 B coupled with the 1940 Harl McDonald "Legend of the Arkansas Traveler"

 

matrix CS 057558-1A

HMV:

 

DB 5966

 

ED 130 (HMV Australia)

Page MP3
December 22, 1940 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major K297b

Victor M-760

Victor Musical Masterpiece album M-760

Victor 17732 through 17735 in M-760,

 

Victor 17736 through 17739 in AM-760,

 

Victor 17740 through 17743 in DM-760,

 

matrices CS 057559-1, CS 057560-1, CS 057561-1, CS 057562-1, CS 057563-2, CS 057564-1, CS 057565-1, CS 057566-2

HMV:

 

DB 20023 through DB 20026 (automatic sequence)

 

DB 10118 through DB 10121 (HMV Sweden automatic sequence)

Page MP3

MP3

MP3

December 22, 1940 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA

unissued on 78 RPM disks

Claude Debussy Estampes - "La soirée dans Grenade" unissued matrices CS 057567-1, CS 057568-1 - later issued by Biddulph in a fine restoration by Mark Obert-Thorn on WHL 013 not issued by HMV Page  
December 22, 1940 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner Wesendonck Lieder -

III - "Im Treibhaus"

V - "Träume" (1857)

IV - "Schmerzen" (1857)

Helen Traubel, soprano

picture

Victor 18403, 18404 in M-872 matrices CS 057569-1 (later CS 057569-1A), CS 057570-1, (later CS 057570-1A), CS 057571-1 (later CS 057571-1A), CS 057572-1 (later CS 057572-1A) not issued by HMV Page V -

MP3

IV -

MP3

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For the discography of Stokowski recordings made with his All-American Youth Orchestra in 1940 and 1941, click on

Leopold Stokowski - All- American Youth Orchestra Discography 1940-1941 .

 

For the discography of Stokowski recordings made 1940-1959, click on

Leopold Stokowski - Discography 1941-1959 .

 

For the discography of Stokowski recordings made 1960-1977, click on

Leopold Stokowski - Discography 1960-1977 .

 

For the discography of Stokowski acoustic recordings made 1917-1924, click on

Leopold Stokowski - Philadelphia Orchestra Acoustic Discography .

 

Note on listening to the Stokowski recordings

 

The chronological table of Stokowski recordings, above, provides two links for each recording:

 

1.   The column to the right labeled "Link" will take you to the page of this stokowski.org site which discusses the recording.  Simply click on the word "Page".

 

2.   The column to the right labeled "MP3" gives a link to the file, in mp3 format of the recording. Simply click on the word "MP3" to download and listen to the mp3 file.  Also note any MP3 files that are indicated as being large, since they may take some time to download.

 

All the music files linked in the table are in mp3 format (128 mbps).   This means that they are of different sizes.  For example, the second file in the list, the April 29, 1925 Borodin ‘Polovetzki Dances’ is small - 3.6MB. In contrast, the 1929 Le Sacre du Printemps file is large. Part 1 is 14MB and Le Sacre part 2 is 16MB.

 

Victor Albums For Automatic Record Changers

 

When Victor first introduced Musicial Masterpiece albums with multiple discs, the sides were sequenced for manual play by the listener turning over each disc in sequence.  So, for example with a four disc album the sequence was:

Record 1 contained sides 1 and 2

Record 2 contained sides 3 and 4

Record 3 contained sides 5 and 6

Record 4 contained sides 7 and 8

 

These Musical Masterpiece albums used the album prefix M-, as for example M-253.

 

Beginning in 1927, Victor introduced its first automatic record changing players, beginning with the Victrola model VE 10-50 selling for an astronomical US$600.00.  Yet an estimated 12,000 model VE 10-50 machines were sold in less than two years, prior to the intrduction of later models 5.  The VE 10-50 featured an acoustic process player with an electrically driven mechanism.  Records would slide off the turntable, and albums with new automatic sequencing were introduced with the prefix AM-, as for example AM-253.

Victor VE 10-50

the Victrola model 10-50 Autormatic Record Changer

 

AM- Albums:  For playing with this style automatic changer, Victor offered a new Musical Masterpiece album with records sequenced as follows (using the example of a four disc album):

Record 1 contained sides 1 and 5

Record 2 contained sides 2 and 6

Record 3 contained sides 3 and 7

Record 4 contained sides 4 and 8

 

After playing sides 1 through 4, the listener would turn over the entire stack of records to continue playing sides 5 through 8.  These albums used the prefix AM-.

 

DM- Albums:  In the late 1930s, Victor and other manufacturers introduced the drop style automatic record changer in which records would drop down onto the turntable, one by one. This required a new Musical Masterpiece album with records sequenced as follows (again using the example of a four disc album):

Record 1 contained sides 1 and 8

Record 2 contained sides 2 and 7

Record 3 contained sides 3 and 6

Record 4 contained sides 4 and 5

 

Again, after playing sides 1 through 4, the listener would turn over the entire stack to continue with sides 5 through 8.  These albums used the prefix DM-.

 

Not all Victor multiple disc albums were issued in all three formats, but collectors will frequently find one of these versions for sale.

 


Footnotes
1   Harry O. Sooy In his memoires states: "...December 8th, 1924: After considerable work remodeling the 5th floor, Building #15, for an additional Recording Room for the Laboratory, we made our first records of the Philadelphia Orchestra in this studio on this date..."   You can read of my analysis of where these recordings were made by clicking on Installation of Electrical Recording Equipment in Victor Building number 15, Camden .
2   page 102.  Smith, William Ander.  The Mystery of Leopold Stokowski Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. New Jersey 1990. ISBN-13: 978-0838633625  I have been asked if others did not orchestrate the pieces such as the Frescobaldi or Palestrina. Smith identifies Stokowski as the orchestrator of these two pieces, confirmed by the Stokowski score collection.  Some have suggested Fritz Stein (1879-1961), a musicologist, and colleague and biographer of Max Reger (1873-1916) who did orchestrate some baroque works, including Gabrieli"s Sonata pian e forte from the "Sacrae symphoniae", which Stokowski recorded.  Fritz Stein was also the discoverer of the manuscript of the so-called "Jena Symphony", once thought to be a work by Beethoven. H. C. Robbins Landon later demonstrated that it was by Friedrich Witt (1770-1837).  However, the Frescobaldi and Palestrina orchestrations were by Stokowski.
3  Discography of American Historical Recordings.  compiled by the University of California, Santa Barbara.  accessed at their website: http://adp.library.ucsb.edu/
4  Kaplan, Richard. The Philadelphia Orchestra - An Annotated Discography. Rowman & Littlefield. London. 2015. ISBN 978-1-4422-3915-9.
5   Information on the Victor VE 10-50 accessed in 2016 at the excellent Victor-Victrola-Page at http://www.victor-victrola.com/10-50.htm
6   Bolig, John R.  The Victor Discography: Special Labels, 1928-1941.  Mainspring Press.  Denver, Colorado 2014. ISBN # 978-0-0991529-0-8.6>
7   Storch, Laila. Marcel Tabuteau "How Do You Expect to Play the Oboe If You Can't Peel a Mushroom?". Indiana University Press. Bloomington, Indiana. 2008. ISBN-13 978-0-253-34949-1.
8   Page 12"Christ Cited by Stokowski in Defending Internationale". Detroit Free Press. Detroit, Michigan. 27 January 1934.
9   Page 290. Martland, Peter. Recording History: The British Record Industry 1888-1931. Scarecrow Press. Rowman & Littlefield. Lanham, Maryland. 2012.
10   pp 38-42. Mason, Mark. American Multinationals and Japan: The Political Economy of Japanese Capital Controls, 1899-1980. Harvard University Press. Cambridge, Massachusetts. 1992. ISBN-13: 9780674026308


 

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Note on listening to the Stokowski recordings

 

The recordings in this site are files in mp3 format (128 mbps) encoded from my collection.  Links to the mp3 files are located in two places:

 

First - in the page covering the year of the recording.  For example, links to a 1926 recording are found in the page:   1926 - Stokowski - Philadelphia Orchestra Recordings

 

Second - in the Chronological Discography page.  For example, links to a 1926 recording are also found in the electrical recordings chronological discography page:  Chronological Discography of Electrical Recordings   This page lists all the electrical recordings from 1925 to 1940 made by the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Leopold Stokowski and issued by Victor, including of course the 1926 recordings.

 

The mp3 files in this site are (usually) encoded at 128 mbps.  This means that the files are of different sizes, according to the length of the music.  For example, the second electrical recording, the April 29, 1925 Borodin ‘Polovetzki Dances’ is small (3.6MB).  In contrast, the 1929 Le Sacre du Printemps file is large.  Le Sacre du Printemps part 1 is 14MB and Le Sacre du Printemps part 2 is 16MB.

 

This means that a large file will take a longer time to download, depending on your internet connection speed.  Please keep this in mind when you click to listen to - download a particularly music file.  You may click the link to the music file, but need to wait a number of seconds or even minutes to listen to the file. !-- Begin Go To Top -->


 

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L"Héritage de Stokowski - Accueil français

Victor Talking Machine Company, Eldridge Johnson, et le développement de la technologie d"enregistrement acoustique

1917 - 1924 les enregistrements acoustique Victor de Leopold Stokowski et l"Orchestre de Philadelphie

1917 -  Premiers enregistrements acoustique de Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1917 - 1919 autres enregistrements acoustique Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1920 - 1921 autres enregistrements acoustique Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1922 - 1924 autres enregistrements acoustique Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1919 - 1924 enregistrements acoustique Russe Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1920 - 1924 enregistrements acoustique français - Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1921 -1924 enregistrements acoustique Tchaïkovski - Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1921 - 1924 enregistrements acoustique Wagner - Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1924 enregistrements acoustique Rachmaninov - Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

Développement de l"enregistrement électrique

Permis d"exploitation du système Westrex donné à Victor et Columbia

1925 Premier enregistrement électrique Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1925 autres enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1926 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1927 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

Encore des enregistrements 1927 électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1928 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1929 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1930 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1931 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1932 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1933 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1934 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

Encore des enregistrements 1934 électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1935 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1936 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1937 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1939-1940 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

D"autres documents sur Stokowski et l"Orchestre de Philadelphie

Camden église studio - Victor Talking Machine studio d"enregistrement

Leopold Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie Enregistrement à l"Académie de musique de Philadelphie

Interviews avec Leopold Stokowski

Leopold Stokowski Orchestrations

Leopold Stokowski, Harvey Fletcher et les laboratoires Bell expérimental enregistrements

Maîtres de restauration moderne de disques historique

CDs de Stokowski et l"Orchestre de Philadelphie

Leopold Stokowski Discographies chronologique

      Leopold Stokowski Discographie chronologique - enregistrements acoustique

      Leopold Stokowski Discographie chronologique - enregistrements électriques

Leopold Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie bibliographie, des sources et crédits

L"Orchestre symphonique de Boston - musiciens principaux

L"Orchestre symphonique de Chicago - musiciens principaux

L"Orchestre de Cleveland - musiciens principaux

L"Orchestre du Metropolitan Opera de New York - musiciens principaux

L"Orchestre philharmonique de New York - musiciens principaux

L"Orchestre de Philadelphie - musiciens principaux

L"Orchestre symphonique Russe de New York - musiciens principaux

L"Orchestre symphonique de San Francisco - musiciens principaux

L"Orchestre symphonique de St. Louis - musiciens principaux