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Edition Staatskapelle Dresden vol.45: Karl Böhm – His Dresden Farewell Concert in 1979 (FLAC)

Edition Staatskapelle Dresden vol.45: Karl Böhm - His Dresden Farewell Concert in 1979 (FLAC)

Edition Staatskapelle Dresden vol.45: Karl Böhm – His Dresden Farewell Concert in 1979 (FLAC)

Composer: Franz Peter Schubert
Performer: Margarete Teschemacher
Orchestra: Dresden Staatskapelle
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Number of Discs: 2
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Profil Medien
Catalogue: PH19023
Release: 2019
Size: 595 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

CD 01
Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, D485 (Live)
01. I. Allegro
02. II. Andante con moto
03. III. Menuetto. Allegro molto
04. IV. Allegro vivace

Karl Böhm on Karl Böhm witz Music extracts.
05. Introduction by Karl Böhm – Der Rosenkavalier Suite, TrV 227d: V. Waltz – Introduction by Karl Böhm – Daphne, Op. 82, TrV 272: Finale

CD 02
Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D759 ‘Unfinished’ (Live)
01. I. Allegro moderato
02. II. Andante con moto

Symphony No. 9 in C major, D944 ‘The Great’ (Live)
03. I. Andante – Allegro ma non troppo
04. II. Andante con moto
05. III. Scherzo. Allegro vivace – Trio
06. IV. Finale. Allegro vivace

Concert of Farewell from the Staatskapelle Dresden
07. Karl Böhm Says Farewell (Live)

Unlike the last Karl Böhm CD box with gramophone recordings of overtures and concert pieces (Edition Staatskapelle Dresden Vol. 43) the recordings in this new CD box are all radio broadcasts. The exciting thing is that the Schubert Fifth Symphony is one of the earliest radio magnetic tape recordings that we have. The use of magnetic tape opened up a new and more varied world of sound to the broadcasting technicians. Whereas music programmes had previously broadcast longer works from discs playing for three or four minutes, involving constant changes of disc, the broadcasting engineers now had a ‘sound scribe’ and the associated ‘magnetic tape’ medium that would record and transmit recordings lasting up to 20 minutes per tape plate. That meant that complete movements of symphonies could be recorded and played without a break. The 1942 recording of Schubert’s Symphony No. 5 presented here is a priceless early audio document, surely the first attested Magnetophone recording by the Dresden Staatskapelle.

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