Sharing Music Memories

Blog archives for November, 2010

Archive for November, 2010

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

 I have just posted this CD on Klassic Haus Restorations. Derived from two Westminster mono LPs, these are classic performances of sensitivity and command of the early Romantic idiom, and especially of Schubert’s unique “voice”. The following are notes posted with the disc on my website. Cheers – Curt In 1823, Schubert suffered a serious […]

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

I ask all who purchase Klassic Haus Restorations CDs to review the discs, so I may get an impression of their listening experience of the recordings I have restored. Recently, two of my customers/e-mail acquaintances had purchased the Karl Ristenpart-led performances of Beethoven’s ‘Eroica” symphony (with Mozart’s K136 & 137 Divertimenti) on KHCD-2010-041, and Haydn’s “Morning”, “Noon”, […]

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

I have just posted this unique performance on Klassic Haus Restorations. This is not subtle Shostakovich, especially witnessed in this blistering account laid down by Melodiya in brash, muscular stereo, with a soundstage unique to the producer/engineer (Aleksander Grosman). Yevgeny Svetlanov-led recordings with the rough-and-ready USSR Symphony  always had an “in-your-face” quality that only the Russians could […]

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

I have posted three new CDs on the Klassic Haus Restorations website, all recordings that I very much enjoyed restoring. The Rudolf/Cincinnati Symphony Beethoven “Eroica” is one of my favorite recordings of that revolutionary work; the recording is one of US Decca’s best in the Israel Horowitz-produced Cincinnati Symphony series, and the performance is incisive and […]

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

 This recording of RK’s “Scheherazade” was an earlier restoration that I had bumped back releasing to accomodate customer requests for other titles. I am trying to get all the of 2010-series Klassic Haus CDs posted on my website before the end of the year. I have yet to do cover art for the remaining CDs, and some other projects have […]

Friday, November 12th, 2010

I have just posted this new CD on Klassic Haus Restorations. I had actually done basic restoration work on the LP last year, but upon adding Adobe Audition as my primary noise reduction tool, I worked on the sound files once again, and was able to clean the audio up a bit more. I think […]

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

Here is a list of the LPs I found in Oklahoma City on a recent trip there: Alshire ASC-10013 – Tchaikovsky:  Romeo and Juliet; Hamlet – Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Alshire ASC-814 – Beethoven: Symphony No. 3  “Eroica” – Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic (unopened, still in wrapper) Crossroads 22 16 0028 – JS Bach: Harpsichord Concerto […]

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

I have just posted this Klassic Haus CD on my website. I know there are many collectors of Karl Ristenpart’s recordings out there. When Nonesuch LPs were available, 10% of their catalogue consisted of recordings featuring Ristenpart conducting. Unfortunately, those venerable recordings are hard to find now. I currently have two CDs on my site […]