First Hand Records
|Juan Crisostomo Jacobo De Arriaga Y Balzola||Symphony In D.|
|Franz Joseph Haydn||Symphony No. 103 In E Flat Major ‘Drum Roll’.|
|Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart||Symphony No. 41 In C Major K551 ‘Jupiter’,
Concerto For 2 Pianos And Orchestra No. 10 In E Flat K365,
Three German Dances,
Symphony No. 28 In C Major K200,
Concerto For Two Pianos And Orchestra In F Major,
Serenade No. 9 In D Major K320 ‘Posthorn’.
Vitaya Vronsky (Piano), Victor Babin (Piano).
London Mozart Players, Harry Blech.
his three CD set was published in 2009 to celebrate both the 60th anniversary of the London Mozart Players and the 100th anniversary of Harry Blech
Following First Hand Records award winning set of Cherkassky HMV recordings, they now publish the complete HMV stereo recordings made by the London Mozart Players and Harry Blech. They are issued here for the first time on CD, most for the first time in stereo. This welcomed tribute is released in 2009 to celebrate both the 60th anniversary year of LMP and the centenary of Blech’s birth. Selling at a great 3 for 2 CD price, this set comes in an attractive 4-panelled digipack.
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London, in 1956 & 1957, and sympathetically remastered there using the original HMV master tapes, these recordings sound magnificent for their 54 year age.
LMP are the longest established chamber orchestra in the UK and have always been greatly respected worldwide. These HMV recordings were made in the Golden Age of LMP and illustrate why the legendary LMP/Blech 35 year partnership was so successful. Once again, we are able to hear that unique ensemble sound the LMP were famous for in these, their earliest stereo recordings.
Highlights from this issue include Mozart’s great ‘Posthorn’ Serenade and a magnificent reading of the ‘Jupiter’ Symphony both displaying LMP and Blech at their best.