Related Links

Recommended Links

Give the Composers Timeline Poster



Site News

What's New for
July/August 2014?

Site Search

Follow us on
Facebook    Twitter

Affiliates

In association with
Amazon
Amazon UKAmazon GermanyAmazon CanadaAmazon FranceAmazon Japan

ArkivMusic
CD Universe

HBDirect

JPC

ArkivMusic

Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

CD Review

Barbirolli at the Proms

Guild 2320
  • Franz Joseph Haydn:
  • Overture: 'L'Isola Disabitata' (The Uninhabited Island)
  • 'The Creation' - 'And God Created Man - In Native Worth'
  • Johannes Brahms: Symphony #1 in C minor, Op. 68
David Galliver, tenor
Hallé Orchestra/John Barbirolli
Guild GHCD2320 56m ADD Rec 1954
Find it at AmazonFind it at Amazon UKFind it at Amazon GermanyFind it at Amazon CanadaFind it at Amazon FranceFind it at Amazon JapanOrder Now from ArkivMusic.comFind it at CD Universe Find it at HBDirect Find it at JPC

The enterprising Swiss label Guild has now branched out into proper historical recordings that are excellently remastered, a far cry from their rather quirky 'Immortal Performances' series that had some distinct sonic troubles, to put it mildly.

This fine taping of Sir John Barbirolli's recording of Brahms' Symphony #1 with the Halle' Orchestra from a 1954 Promenade Concert is well worth reissue with its sweeping First Movement and heroic Finale.

I was pleasantly surprised by the clarity of the recording from the Royal Albert Hall with particular emphasis on the Halle's strings, a glorious ensemble in those heady days of the 1950's. The Haydn items are rarities, a bold interpretation of the overture from the opera, 'L'Isola Disabitata' and an aria from 'The Creation' sung by the underrated David Galliver are also extremely welcome. Thumbs up to this first issue from Guild and may we have many more rarities from the historical arena.

Copyright © 2007, Gerald Fenech

Trumpet