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18/08/2014

Adolf Busch & Rudolf Serkin play... Beethoven. Sonatas 3, 5, 7 / Schubert. Fantasia / Brahms. Sonatas 1, 2 - HMV 1931-1933

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Violin Sonatas
No.3 in E flat major, op.12/3     I: Allegro con spirito ~ II: Adagio con molt'espressione ~ III: Rondo - Allegro molto
No.5 in F major, op.24    I: Allegro ~ II: Adagio molto espressivo ~ III: Scherzo & Trio ~ IV: Rondo (Allegro ma non troppo)  
No.7 in C minor, op.30/2     I: Allegro con brio ~ II: Adagio cantabile ~ III: Scherzo (Allegro) & Trio ~ IV: Finale (Allegro)
Recorded: 5 May 1931 - HMV  DB.1519/20  (2B824-7)   /  17 May 1933 - DB.1970-2  (2B6702-7)   /  22 September 1932 - DB.1973-5  (2B3888-93)
3 files zip FLAC  Mega Download
Franz Schubert:  Fantasia in C major, D.934  Andante molto  - Allegretto - Andantino - Allegro - Allegretto - Presto
Recorded: 6 May 1931 - HMV  DB.1521-3 (2B834-8)   FLAC  Mega Download
Johannes Brahms:  Violin Sonatas   
No.1 in G major, op.78    I: Vivace ma non troppo ~ II: Adagio ~ III: Allegro molto moderato
No.2 in A major, op.100     I: Allegro amabile ~ II: Andante tranquillo ~ III: Allegretto grazioso - quasi andante  
Recorded: 5? May 1931 - DB.1527-9  (2B817-22)   /  20 September 1932 - DB.1805/6 (2B3872-5)  
2 files zip FLAC  Mega Download                     Adolf Busch, violin  &  Rudolf Serkin, piano  
HMV  EX 137 290306 3 (1985 DMM: 5LP)  /   EMI World Records  SHB 53 (1978: 3LP)  /  SHB 61 (1980: 7LP)  Transfers by: Keith Hardwick (1985/1980) + Anthony Griffith (1978)
Files extensively edited.  Beethoven 3/7 have 'gritty' 78 surfaces (but very clear sound) - so only the most obtrusive defects have been removed.