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Re: [ARSCLIST] Strauss Japanese Festival Music
Richard Strauss made many records for DGG,going back to about 1915 or so.(The date of a DGG 78 of the two "Rosenkavelier" waltzes,I have.)There are a number of recordings with the Bavarian SOO (as opposed to the early electrical 78s with the Berlin SOO),all of the ones I am aware of date from the early Lp era,and were issued on DGG,as well as American Decca,and are fairly widely available.I assume these are the ones you mean.
The Japanese Festival Orchestra ones,I am completely unaware of,and would like both to hear,and like more details about.
Richard Warren <richard.warren@xxxxxxxx> wrote: Hello,
According to WERM, there were two recordings issued in Japan of the
1. Bavarian State Opera Orch., cond by Strauss: S-5001 - 2 in Japan,
DGG 67599 - 600 in Europe (4 sides) - this one was reissued on LP:
2548-722 (which might have been on Heliodor label)
2. Japanese Festival Orch., cond. Fellmer, issued on Japanese
Columbia S-3019 - S-3021-S (5 sides)
FER- series I seem to recall as being done by DGG.
Perhaps those bits of date will help: you may have both recordings ?
At 12:03 PM 1/24/2007, you wrote:
>I was recently dubbing for a friend some Japanese 78s of the Strauss
>Japanese Festival Music. Not having a score, the side joins were a
>bit problematic. I ended up with about 17 minutes of music, whereas
>I had a tape of another transfer, assumedly of the same recording,
>from an LP on a label First Edition Recordings FER-1. That transfer
>was about 14 minutes long! While I haven't compared the two yet, I
>wondered if anyone know much about the history of this recording.
>The labels are in Japanese but also include mention of the Bavarian
>State Orchestra...yet the performance suffers from many ensemble
>problems...and the set has "Nippon Symphony Orchestra" written in
>ink on the inside cover of the set.
> The only listing I find in OCLC is for the FER issue. I noticed
> that there is a CD release on Preiser, which lists the Bavarian
> State Orchestra.
> I am left to wonder if this was just a one shot reading of the
> piece. Since the orchestra that is used sounds like it quite large,
> perhaps they only had enough money for one or two takes.
> Since it was a commissioned, occasional piece, the large
> orchestra makes sense...I do know of one performance in this
> country, I believe at Aspen, with Mester conducting.
> Any additional information about the piece and/or the recording
> and or the FER release, would be most welcome.
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