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Blog archives for October, 2010

Archive for October, 2010

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

  I found this gem while on one of my LP treasure hunts, in this case a journey to Oklahoma City, where I visit the two Half-Price Books located there. This was inside the LP “Nonesuch Presents Treasures of  The Baroque”, catalogue # H-79,  a  demonstration sampler that included five selections from the back catalogue […]

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

I had been searching for E. Power Bigg’s recording of Joseph Rheinberger’s Two Concerti for Organ ever since my LP copy finally became unplayable. Sony has, of course, seen fit not to release it on CD; for that matter, the vast majority of E. Power Biggs’ recordings, both mono and stereo, have not seen the […]

Monday, October 18th, 2010

KHCD-2010-039-sample The Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet was formed by Vienna Philharmonic members in 1934 and gave concerts throughout Austria under the auspices of the Wiener Konzerthausgesellschaft. After 1946 they toured internationally and were one of the first quartets to establish a large LP discography in the early 1950s with important recordings of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert […]

Friday, October 15th, 2010

I”m currently working on restoring a 3-LP set of Handel’s Opus 6 Concerti Grossi on the RCA label (LSC-6172, recorded around 1966), with Alexander Schneider conducting an excellent pick-up ensemble, listed as “His Orchestra”. The recording itself is miked closeup, and preserves a sense of intimacy and comradeship that is rare in these days of ascetic […]

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Elgar Suite-Serenade-Dances sample One of my  Klassic Haus Restorations customers recently sent a brief review of  this CD (see photo of CD artwork and tray info above), and graciously allowed me to post his comments. I have also included an MP3 sample of the disc (above the CD artwork), as found on my website. “The […]

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Recent LP aquisitions from a trip to Denver, Colorado – many new titles to be released from this Mother Lode! Found these at Wax Trax Records, 13th and Washington,  and Jerry’s Record Exchange, 312 E. Colfax. Both places have a terrific selection of classical vinyl at fair prices. Check out my website in the next […]

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Welcome to my Klassic Haus blog! My name is Curt Timmons, and I am a professional conductor/vocalist, as well as webmaster of  Klassic Haus Restorations – – a site devoted to the digital restoration of classical LPs and reel-to-reel tapes, and offering them for sale on CD. I invite you to join in conversation […]