24/48: Sir Thomas Beecham / Royal Philharmonic - Richard Strauss. Bourgeois Gentilhomme ~ Intermezzo ~ Feuersnot ~ Ariadne auf Naxos - HMV 1947-8

Richard Strauss:
"Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme", op 60 - 7 excerpts 
"Intermezzo" - Interlude
"Feuersnot" - Love Scene
"Ariadne auf Naxos" - overture **

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  conducted by  Sir Thomas Beecham

EMI World Records  SH 378 (1980)  -&-  ** RCA  RL 42821 (1979).  Transfers by Keith Hardwick  -&-  ** Ralph Mace (+3db Treble added).
Recorded: February, March, October, November 1947 & March 1948 - EMI Studio 1, Abbey Road (15 Oct 1947 - Ariadne) . 
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  1. Thank you very much for your wonderful uploads. You are a beacon for music lovers who value recordings of historic importance.

    1. Thanks for the kind comment!
      Beecham was well-served on World Records so have a bit more (Delius boxes, etc). Have been told the LP's are rather superior to the CD issues.
      Happen to have a new 78 set of B.Gentilhomme (6) but Hardwick's transfer from Vinyls is rather quieter.. (tho' over-bright for the other side). I'd be interested if the BBC 'Elektra' was on the 'net as it's almost 40 years since hearing it on BBC Radio 3.

    2. Many thanks for this - WRC did a great job for Beecham.

    3. Vague suspicion the CD had something extra in the Strauss-line?
      Had intended uploading, quite some time back, Bantock Fifine from the better 1981 SXLP (c/w stereo Songs of Sunset) + the HQM of Fand + maybe Delius Contry Sketches / Arnell - all around 1949-ish.