Klassic Downloads - Symphonic Favorites - 2nd Series               

This page introduces a second 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 ($4.00) and high-quality FLAC ($5.00) 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 2nd series, consisting of 12 volumes (11 which will be featured here), are from an excellent Reader's Digest stereo LP set that was released in 1966 in the UK only. The set used for this series is a later Dutch pressing, 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-013 (MP3) & KHFL-013 (FLAC) - Symphonic Favorites Vol. 13


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Orchestra of the Accademica di Santa Cecilia - 

Arturo Basile, conductor

1. Handel/arr. Harty: Water Music Suite (18.26)

No recording lable/ dates/venue listed


Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Oskar Danon, conductor


2. Smetana: Bartered Bride: Overture (6:31)

3. Enescu: Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1 (11:50)

Recorded by DECCA February 15-16, 1962, 

at Walthamstow Assembly Hall


Originally Issued in READER’S DIGEST LP Set 

"Treasury of Classical Favourites" (UK) as RDS-5091(stereo), 1966

LP transcribed by John Whitmore

Digital remastering: Curt Timmons 2014

 
 
 
KHDL-014 320kbps MP3 - Click "ADD TO CART" to purchase
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KHDL-014 (MP3) & KHFL-014 (FLAC) - Symphonic Favorites Vol. 14


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Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Øivin Fjelstad, conductor


Schubert: Symphony No. 8, D. 759 "Unfinished"

1. Allegro moderato (11:08)  2. Andante con moto (11:42)

No recording label/dates/venue listed


Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Oskar Danon, conductor


3. Dvořák: The Golden Spinning Wheel, Op. 109 (20:33)

Recorded by DECCA February 15, 1962, at Walthamstow Assembly Hall


Originally Issued in READER’S DIGEST LP Set 

"Treasury of Classical Favourites" (UK) as RDS-5092 (stereo), 1966

LP transcribed by John Whitmore

Digital remastering: Curt Timmons 2014

 
 
KHDL-015 MP3 - Click "ADD TO CART" to purchase
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KHDL-015 (MP3) & KHFL-015 (FLAC) - Symphonic Favorites Vol.15


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Orchestra of the Community Theatre of Bologna - Arturo Basile, conductor

1. Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture (8:42)

 

2. Verdi: La Forza del Destino: Overture (7:20)


3. J. Strauss II: Waltz: Du und Du, Op. 367 (6:29)


4. Wagner: Tristan und Islode: Prelude and Liebestod (16:57)


Originally Issued in READER’S DIGEST LP Set 

"Treasury of Classical Favourites" (UK) as RDS-5093 (stereo), 1966

No recording label/dates/venue listed

LP transcribed by John Whitmore

Digital remastering: Curt Timmons 2014


 
 
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KHDL-016 (MP3) & KHFL-016 (FLAC) - Symphonic Favorites, Vol.16


Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Charles Gerhardt, conductor

Haydn: Symphony No. 100 in G Major, "Military

1. Adagio; Allegro (6:27)

2. Allegretto (5:48)

3. Minuetto - Moderato (5:05)

4. Presto (4:27)

Recorded by DECCA February 6, 1962, at Walthamstow Assembly Hall

 

London Festival Orchestra (actually New Symphony Orchestra of London)

Alexander Gibson, conductor

5. Chopin/Glazunov: Les Sylphides (8:41)

Recorded by DECCA June 15, 1959, at Kingsway Hall

 

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Charles Gerhardt, conductor

6. Grieg: The Last Spring. Op. 34 (5:50)

Recorded by DECCA February 22, 1962 at Walthamstow Assembly Hall

 

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - René Leibowitz, conductor

7. Wagner: Die Meistersinger: Prelude (9:06)

Recorded by DECCA February 15, 1962 at Walthamstow Assembly Hall

 

Originally Issued in READER’S DIGEST LP Set 

"Treasury of Classical Favourites" (UK) as RDS-5094 (stereo), 1966

LP transcribed by John Whitmore

Digital remastering: Curt Timmons 2014

 
 
KHDL-017 - Click on "ADD TO CART" below to order
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KHDL-017 (MP3) & KHFL-017 (FLAC)  - Symphonic Favorites, Vol. 17


London Festival Orchestra (actually New Symphony Orchestra of London)

Alexander Gibson, conductor

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in b minor, "Pathetique"

1. Adagio; Allegro non troppo (17:18)

2. Allegro con grazio (7:54)

3. Allegro molto vivace (8:58)

4. Finale: Adagio lamentoso (9:34)


Recorded by DECCA June 18-19, 1959, at Kingsway Hall

Original engineer: Alan Reeve


Issued in READER’S DIGEST LP Set "Treasury of Classical Favourites" (UK)

as RDS-5095 (stereo), 1966 (original issue 1959 on RDS-7)

LP transcribed by John Whitmore

Digital remastering: Curt Timmons 2014

 
 
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KHDL-018 (MP3) & KHFL-018 (FLAC) - Symphonic Favorites, Vol. 18


London Festival Orchestra (actually New Symphony Orchestra of London)

Alexander Gibson, conductor

Grieg: Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1, Op.

1. Morning Mood  (Morgenstemning) (3:57)

2. Death of Åse (Åses død) (4:19)

3. Anitra's Dance (Anitras dans) (2:01)

4. In the Hall of the Mountain King (I Dovregubbens hall) (2:16)

5. Dvořák: Carnival Overture, Op. 92 (B169) (9:20)

6. Sibelius: Finlandia, Op. 26 (6:38)

7. Sibelius: Four Legends, Op. 22, No. 2: Swan of Tuonela (8:07)


Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Oscar Danon, conductor

8. Saint-Saëns: Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso () - Raymond Cohen, violin solo (9:01)


Issued in READER’S DIGEST LP Set "Treasury of Classical Favourites" (UK) 

as RDS-5096 (stereo), 1966

Tracks 1-7 recorded by DECCA June15 & 22, 1959 at Kingsway Hall

Track 8 recorded by DECCA February 11, 1962 at Walthamstow 

Assembly Hall

LP transcribed by John Whitmore

Digital remastering: Curt Timmons 2014

 
 
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KHDL-019 (MP3) & KHFL-019 (FLAC) - Symphonic Favorites, Vol. 19


Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – James Walker, conductor

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherezade, Op. 35

1. The Sea and Sinbad's Ship (Largo e maestoso — Lento — Allegro non troppo — Tranquillo (9:43)

2. The Kalendar Prince (Lento — Andantino — Allegro molto — Vivace scherzando — Moderato assai — Allegro molto ed animato) (11:04)

3. The Young Prince and The Young Princess (Andantino quasi allegretto — Pochissimo più mosso — Come prima —    Pochissimo più animato) (9:57)

4. Festival at Baghdad. The Sea. The Ship Breaks against a Cliff Surmounted by a Bronze Horseman. (Allegro molto —        

Lento — Vivo — Allegro non troppo e maestoso — Tempo come I) (12:16)


Issued in READER’S DIGEST LP Set "Treasury of Classical Favourites" (UK) 

as RDS-5097 (stereo), 1966

Recorded by DECCA January 20-22, 1962 at Walthamstow Assembly Hall

LP transcribed by John Whitmore

Digital remastering: Curt Timmons 2014

 
 
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KHDL-020 (MP3) & KHFL-020 (FLAC) - Symphonic Favorites, Vol. 20


Vienna State Opera Orchestra – Jascha Horenstein, conductor

1. Johann Strauss II: Tritsch-Trasch Polka, Op. 214 (2:40)

2. Johann Strauss II: G'schichten aus dem Wienerwald, Op. 325 (10:44)

3. Strauss II Künstlerleben , Op. 316 (8:07)


 Community Theatre Orchestra of Bologna – Arturo Basile, conductor

4. Gioacchino Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia Overture (6:58)

5. Georges Bizet: from Carmen:  Les Toreadors (2:07)

6. Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36              (14:28)


Issued in READER’S DIGEST LP Set "Treasury of Classical Favourites" (UK) 

as RDS-5098 (stereo), 1966

No recording dates/venue listed

LP transcribed by John Whitmore

Digital remastering: Curt Timmons 2014

 
 
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KHDL-021 (MP3) & KHFL-021 (FLAC) - Symphonic Favorites, Vol. 21


London Festival Orchestra (actually the New Symphony Orchestra of London)

René Leibowitz, conductor

1. Arthur Sullivan/arr. Alfred Cellier: Overture to HMS Pinafore (4:07)

2. Grigoraş Dinicu: Hora Staccato (2:03

3. Luigi Boccherini: String Quintet in E G275 - Minuet (4:05)

4. Manuel de Falla: Ritual Fire Dance (El Amor Brujo) (3:43)

5. Emile Waldteufel: Les Patineurs - Waltz Op.183 (6:48)

6. Leo Delibes: La Source, ou Naila - Intermezzo (3:23)

7. Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee (Tsar Saltan) (1:27)

8. Antonin Dvořák: Humoresque, Op. 101 No. 7 (3:22)

9. George Gershwin: Porgy & Bess Suite (12:23)


Issued in READER’S DIGEST LP Set "Popular Music that will live forever " (UK) as RDS-6002 (stereo)

Recorded by DECCA on February 20-22-23, 1961 in Kingsway Hall

Original producer: Charles Gerhardt

Original Recording engineer: Alan Reeve

LP transcribed by John Whitmore

Digital remastering: Curt Timmons 2014

 
 
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KHDL-022 (MP3) & KHFL-022 (FLAC) - Symphonic Favorites, Vol. 22


Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by James Walker

1. Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67 (25:30)

    Narrator: Eric Robinson


New Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt

1. Britten: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (17:47)

    Narrator: Eric Robinson


Issued on READER’S DIGEST LP "Stories in Music" (UK) as RDS-6333 (stereo)

Recorded by DECCA on January 8, 1962 in Walthamstow Assembly Hall (Prokofiev) & November 5, 1965 in Kingsway Hall (Britten)

LP transcribed by John Whitmore

Digital remastering: Curt Timmons 2014

 
 
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KHDL-023 & KHFL-023 Track Listing - Symphonic Favorites, Vol. 23


National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Douglas Gamley

1.  Mozart: Overture to “Le Nozze di Figaro” K492 (4:24)


National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt

2.  Mozart: Overture to “Die Zauberflöte” K620 (6:43)


Vienna Volksoper Orchestra conducted by Josef Leo Gruber

3.  Nicolai:  Overture to “Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor” (8:31)


Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Lehman Engel

4.  Kalman: Overture to “Countess Maritza” (2:46)


Vienna State Opera Orchestra conducted by Jascha Horenstein

5.  J. Strauss II: Overture to “Die Fledermaus” (7:42)


Vienna State Opera Orchestra conducted by Victor Desarzens

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


Originally Issued on READER’S DIGEST LP (UK) “Overtures” as RDS-9077 (stereo)

Tracks 1 & 2 recorded by DECCA on September 4-11, 1971 in Kingsway Hall

Track 3 may have been recorded by DECCA in June 1961 in the Sofiensaal, Vienna, but not confirmed.

No recording information on Tracks 4-6

LP transcribed by John Whitmore UK

Digital remastering: Curt Timmons 2015