Early stereo recordings • 2: HAYDN • MOZART • SCHUBERT

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‘This is yet another worthwhile initiative’ (Gramophone)
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FHR Remasters
Early stereo recordings • 2
Not available in USA or Canada

Released in Benelux: August 2019
Released in UK/rest of Europe: August 2019
Released in German: 6 September 2019
Digital release: 21 June 2019

Franz Joseph HAYDN (1732–1809)
Salve Regina in G minor, Hob. XXIIIb:2: 
I. Adagio

April Cantelo soprano
Marjorie Thomas contralto
Thomas Helmsley baritone
David Galliver tenor
London Mozart Players • Harry Blech

Recorded at No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, 2 June 1954
Producer: Berthold Goldschmidt
Stereo balance engineer: unknown
First release of stereo version of movement I (complete work released on HMV CLP 1031 (mono LP))


Franz Joseph HAYDN
Symphony No. 97 in C major, Hob.I:97
2. I. Adagio – Vivace
3. II. Adagio ma non troppo
4. III. Minuet: Allegretto
5. IV. Finale: Presto assai

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra • Sir Thomas Beecham

Recorded at No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, 9 and 26 March 1957
Producers: Victor Olof and Lawrance Collingwood
Stereo balance engineers: Robert Gooch (9 March) and Christopher Parker (26 March)
First release of stereo version


Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756–1791)
Symphony No. 34 in C major, K338
6. I. Allegro vivace
7. II. Andante di molto
8. III. Finale (Allegro vivace)

Philharmonia Orchestra • Rudolf Kempe

Recorded at No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, 24 November 1955
Producers: Lawrance Collingwood and David Bicknell
Stereo balance engineer: Christopher Parker
First release of stereo version on compact disc


Franz Peter SCHUBERT (1797–1828)
Symphony No. 3 in D major, D200
9. I. Adagio maestoso – Allegro con brio
10. II. Allegretto
11. III. Menuetto: Vivace
12. IV. Presto vivace

London Mozart Players • Harry Blech

Recorded at No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, 1 October 1954 (9) and 1 November 1954 (10-12)
Producer: Alan Melville
Stereo balance engineer: unknown
Mono engineers: Christopher Parker and Neville Boyling
First release of stereo version of tracks 10-12; track 9 mono, transferred from HMV CLP 1090


Franz Peter SCHUBERT
Winterreise, D911
13. No. 13 Die Post
14. No. 14 Der greise Kopf

Hans Hotter baritone
Gerald Moore piano

Recorded at No. 1A Studio, Abbey Road, 25 May 1954
Producer: Walter Jellinek
Stereo balance engineer: unknown
First release of stereo versions

All tracks remastered by David Murphy (FHR)

All source materials used in this issue are from the Archive of Recorded Sound (ARS).
For more information, please visit: www.archiveofrecordedsound.com/

Press Quotes

‘This set sheds fresh audio perspectives on some memorable performances… Sir Thomas Beecham’s Haydn, which is at once both elegant and imperious, is represented by a first-ever stereo release of Symphony No. 97 (1957), an especially fine transfer, clear and rich in texture… This is yet another worthwhile initiative.’ (Rob Cowan, Gramophone)

 ‘… the performances make this more than just worthy sonic archeology… Great wind playing from all the orchestras’ (****, BBC Music Magazine)

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