Klassic Downloads - Symphonic Favorites - 1st Series               

This page introduces a new set of restorations by Klassic Haus, available as downloads only. These recordings are a step above the budget Garage Sale Classics items, and are available at a great price in both 320kbps MP3 and high-quality FLAC downloads. Recording information is included in the download (as is available) in a .pdf file, just as with regular Klassic Haus and Garage Sale Classics downloads. The recordings in the 1st series, consisting of 12 volumes, are from an excellent early 60s Reader's Digest stereo set that was released in 1963 on vinyl in the UK only, and transcribed by my UK colleague, John Whitmore. High-quality MP3 samples of each volume are found below the purchase tabs.

 
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KHDL-001 (MP3) & KHFL-001 (FLAC)

Symphonic Favorites Vol. 1


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New Symphony Orchestra of London

Alexander Gibson, conductor


1. TCHAIKOVSKY: Capriccio Italien Op.45

2. BERLIOZ: La Damnation de Faust Op.24 : Menuet des follets

3. BERLIOZ: La Damnation de Faust Op.24 : Danse des sylphs

4. BERLIOZ: La Damnation de Faust Op.24 : Marche hongroise

5. J. STRAUSS II: Unter Donner und Blitz - Polka Op.324

6. SMETANA: Má Vlast : No.2 “Vltava”

7. TCHAIKOVSKY: Andante cantabile Op.11

8. WAGNER: Die Walküre : Ride of the Valkyries


Issued on READER’S DIGEST LPRDM1001 (mono) & RDS5001 (stereo), 1963

Recorded by Decca 16 - 21 July 1960, Kingsway Hall

Producer: Charles Gerhardt; Engineers: Peter Attwood (mono); Kenneth Wilkinson (stereo)

LP transcribed by John Whitmore

Digital remastering: Curt Timmons 2013

 
 
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KHDL-002 (MP3) & KHFL-002 (FLAC)

Symphonic Favorites Vol. 2


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Vienna State Opera Orchestra

Victor Desarzens, conductor


1. Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel: Overture (8:57)

2. Schubert: Rosemunde: Entr'acte No. 2 in B-flat (7:43)

3. Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs) - Hans Grötzer, solo violin (8:28)

4. Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (10:17)

5. Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream: Nocturne (7:38)

6. Lehár: Gold un Silber-Walzer, Op. 79 (8:33)


Issued on READER’S DIGEST LPRDM1002 (mono) & RDS5002 (stereo), 1963

No recording information available

LP transcribed by John Whitmore

Digital remastering: Curt Timmons 2013

 
 
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Symphonic Favorites Vol. 3


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Rome Philharmonic Orchestra 

conducted by Massimo Freccia


1. Rossini: Semiramide: Overture (11:49)

2. Tchiakovsky: Sleeping Beauty: Waltz (4:08)

3. Tchaikovsky: Marche Slav, Op. 31 (10:07)

4. Hérold: Zampa: Overture (7:56)

5. Verdi: Aïda: Grand March (3:27)

6. Handel: Xerxes: Largo (5:07)

7. Ponchielli: La Gioconda: Dance of the Hours (9:57)


Issued on READER’S DIGEST LP RDM1003 (mono) 

& RDS5003 (stereo), 1963

Recorded by Bertlesmann/Ariola

no recording dates or venue listed

LP transcribed by John Whitmore

Digital remastering: Curt Timmons 2013

 
 
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Symphonic Favorites Vol. 4


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Paris Conservatoire Orchestra 

conducted by René Leibowitz


1. BIZET: Carmen: Suite (16:56)

2. OFFENBACH: Les Contes d’Hoffmann: Barcarolle (4:02)

3. RAVEL: Bolero (16:05)

Soloists in "Bolero": H. Lebon, flute; H. Dionet, clarinet; A. Dhellehemmes, bassoon; R. Marouze, 

E-flat clarinet; R. Casier, oboe d'amour; R. Gateau, tenor sax; F. Lhomme, soprano sax;           V.Globokar,trombone

4. GOUNOD: Faust: ballet music (6:06)


Originally issued on READER’S DIGEST LP RDM1004 (mono) & RDS5004 (stereo), 1963

Original Producer: Charles Gerhardt

Engineers: Jack Law (mono), Kenneth Wilkinson 

& Alan Reeve (stereo)

Recorded June 18, 21 & 23-27,1960 

at La Maison de la Mutualité, Paris

LP transcribed by John Whitmore

Digital remastering: Curt Timmons 2013

 
 
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Symphonic Favorites Vol. 5


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New Symphony Orchestra of London

Alexander Gibson, conductor


1. SUPPÉ: Dichter und Bauer : Overture (9:07)

2. WEBER-BERLIOZ: L’Invitation à la valse (8:45)

3. PAGANINI: Moto perpetuo in C Op.11 (4:50)

4. J. STRAUSS II: Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka Op. 214 (2:48)

5. WAGNER: Lohengrin : Prelude to Act III (3:22)

6. GRIEG: Norwegian Dance Op.35, No. 2 (2:20)

7. TCHAIKOVSKY:1812 Overture Op.49 (15:13)


Originally Issued on READER’S DIGEST LP RDM1005 (mono) & RDS5005 (stereo), 1963

Original producer: Charles Gerhardt

Engineers: Peter Attwood (mono), 

Kenneth Wilkinson (stereo)

Recorded July 19-20-21, 1960, at Kingsway Hall

                 LP transcribed by John Whitmore                   Digital remastering: Curt Timmons 2013

 
 
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Symphonic Favorites, Vol. 6

  

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Paris Conservatoire Orchestra 

conducted by René Leibowitz


1. MOZART: Le Nozze di Figaro K492 : Overture (4:27)

2. PUCCINI:  Manon Lescaut : Intermezzo (5:24)

3. BORODIN: Prince Igor : Overture (10:57)

4. DUKAS: L’Apprenti sorcier (11:03)

5. DEBUSSY:  Petite Suite : En bateau (4:26)

6. OFFENBACH:  Orphée aux enfers : Overture (9:36)


Original Producer: Charles Gerhardt

Engineers: Jack Law (mono), Kenneth Wilkinson 

& Alan Reeve (stereo)

Recorded June 18, 21 & 23-27,1960 

at La Maison de la Mutualité, Paris

Originally issued as READER’S DIGEST RDM1006 (mono) & RDS5006 (stereo), 1963

LP transcribed by John Whitmore

Digital remastering: Curt Timmons 2014


 
 
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Symphonic Favorites, Vol 7


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New Symphony Orchestra of London

Sir Adrian Boult, conductor


1. MENDELSSOHN: Die Hebriden - Overture, Op. 26            (9:43)

2. LISZT: Les Préludes, S97 (15:24)

3. ELGAR: Pomp and Circumstance March, Op. 39, No. 1     (6:16)

4. MUSSORGSKY: Night on the Bare Mountain (9:06)

5. SULLIVAN: Overture di Ballo (10:50)


Originally Issued on READER’S DIGEST LP RDM1007 (mono) & RDS5007 (stereo), 1963

Original producer: Charles Gerhardt

Recorded July 12-13-14, 1960, at Kingsway Hall

Engineers: Peter Attwood (mono), 

Kenneth Wilkinson (stereo)

LP transcribed by John Whitmore UK

Digital remastering: Curt Timmons 2014

 
 
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Symphonic Favorites, Vol. 8


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Vienna State Opera Orchestra

Josef Leo Gruber, conductor


1. SUPPÉ: Light Cavalry Overture (7:08)

2. J.STRAUSS II: G'schichten aus dem Wienerwald,             Op.325 (11:27) - Fred Krippner, zither solo

3. LISZT: Liebestraum No. 3 in A-flat  (4:08)

4. J. STRAUSS I: Radetzky March, Op. 228 (3:00)

5. FLOTOW: Martha: Overture (8:21)

6. J.STRAUSS II: Künstlerleben, Op.316 (9:26)

7. SCHUBERT: Marche Militaire, D. 733, No. 1 in D             (4:00)

8. WALDTEUFEL: Estudiantina Waltz, Op. 191 (3:12)


Orginally issued on READER’S DIGEST LP RDM1008 (mono) & RDS5008 (stereo), 1963

No recording date/venue information available

LP transcribed by John Whitmore UK

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Symphonic Favorites, Vol. 9


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Rome Philharmonic Orchestra

Massimo Freccia, conductor


1. GLINKA: Russlan and Ludmilla - Overture (5:42)

2. RUBINSTEIN: Kammenoi-Ostrow (7:51)

3. ROSSINI: William Tell - Overture (11:45)

    Giuseppe Selmi, 'cello solo

4. VERDI: La Traviata: Prelude to Act I (3:52)

5. VERDI: La Traviata: Prelude to Act III (3:45)

6. MASCAGNI: Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo (3:58)

7. WAGNER: Die Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Rhine         Journey (11:08) - Dominico Ceccarossi, horn solo


Originally Issued on READER’S DIGEST LP RDM1009 (mono) & RDS5009 (stereo), 1963

Recorded by Bertlesmann/Ariola

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LP transcribed by John Whitmore UK

Digital remastering: Curt Timmons 2014

 
 
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Symphonic Favorites, Vol. 10


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Vienna State Opera Orchestra

Victor Desarzens, conductor


MOZART: Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525

1. Allegro (6:05)

2. Romanza: Andante (6:16)

3. Menuetto: Allegretto; Trio (2:15)

4. Rondo: Allegro (3:00)

5.  J. STRAUSS II: An der schoenen blauen Donau,                Op. 314 (9:23)

6.  BRAHMS: Akademische Festouvertüre, Op. 80                (10:44)

7.  LISZT: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9 in E-flat, 

     S.244/9 (12:09)


Originally Issued on READER’S DIGESTLP RDM1010 (mono) & RDS5010 (stereo), 1963

No recording information available

LP transcribed by John Whitmore UK

Digital remastering: Curt Timmons 2014

 
 
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Symphonic Favorites, Vol. 11

   

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Paris Conservatoire Orchestra 

conducted by René Leibowitz


1.  AUBER: Les Diamants de la couranne Overture (8:09)

2.  GOUNOD: Marche funèbre d'une marionnette (3:57)

3.  PIERNÉ: Marche des petits soldats de plomb (3:23)

4.  SAINT-SAËNS: Danse macabre, Op. 40 (7:10)

5.  RAVEL: La Valse (11:29)

6.  BORODIN: Polovtsian Dances (11:02)


Original Producer: Charles Gerhardt

Engineers: Jack Law (mono); Kenneth Wilkinson 

& Alan Reeve (stereo)

Recorded by DECCA June 18, 21 & 23-27,1960 

at La Maison de la Mutualité, Paris

Originally issued as READER’S DIGEST RDM1011 (mono) & RDS5011 (stereo), 1963

LP transcribed by John Whitmore UK

Digital remastering: Curt Timmons 2014

 
 
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Symphonic Favorites, Vol. 12


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New Symphony Orchestra of London

Sir Adrian Boult, conductor


TCHAIKOVSKY: Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a

1. Miniature Overture (2:58)

Danses caractéristiques:

2. Marche (2:33)

3. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (1:52)

4. Trepak (1:09)

5. Arabian Dance (3:18)

6. Chinese Dance (1:10)

7. Dance of the Reed Flutes (2:35)

8. Waltz of the Flowers (6:33)

9. TCHAIKOVSKY: Swan Lake: Suite, Op. 20a (26:38)

    Yfrah Neaman, violin; Raymond Clark, 'cello


Originally Issued on READER’S DIGEST LP RDM1012 (mono) & RDS5012 (stereo), 1963

Original producer: Charles Gerhardt

Recorded by DECCA July 22, 1960, at Kingsway Hall

Engineers: Peter Attwood (mono), 

Kenneth Wilkinson (stereo)

LP transcribed by John Whitmore

Digital remastering: Curt Timmons 2014