BRUNO WALTER DISCOGRAPHY

(Scroll down past the introductory paragraphs and the review quotes below for the discography proper.)

The Bruno Walter discography below complements the biography Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere, by Erik Ryding and Rebecca Pechefsky (Yale University Press, 2001; revised paperback edition, University of Nebraska Press, 2006; the 2001 edition is also available on Amazon Kindle and through other electronic publishers). The book is currently being translated into Japanese and French.

In addition to the studio recordings that Walter made over the course of several decades, this list includes recordings of live performances that have been released by independent labels as well as unissued recordings of live performances currently in archival collections. This list was last updated on June 4, 2010.


Praise for Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere

WINNER OF THE 2002 ASCAP-DEEMS TAYLOR AWARD

FINALIST FOR THE 2002 ASSOCIATION FOR RECORDED SOUND COLLECTIONS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN HISTORICAL RECORDED SOUND RESEARCH

"In their comprehensive and highly readable biography, . . . Ryding and Pechefsky have a wonderfully firm grasp on the conductor's extremely busy career and its minute particulars. . . . One sees them bearing down hard to prise out exactly what it was that audiences in Berlin, Vienna, Prague, Riga, New York, and Boston were hearing from a Bruno Walter that the recordings, from so much later, can only hint about. . . . In short, it's all here. As must be clear, this book rates not only as a labor of love but as an authority."
Richard Buell, The Boston Globe

"[A]s biographies of conductors go, it can take its place beside Harvey Sachs's Toscanini and Peter Heyworth's Otto Klemperer as a major contribution to the literature. For anyone interested in Walter or in the musical life of the world his career touched, this is essential reading."
Mortimer Frank, Fanfare

"This is a loving and meticulous biography of one of the greatest conductors of the 20th century. It is sceptical of much received opinion, generally avoids one-sided judgments and carefully builds up, from many thousands of documents, a detailed account of Bruno Walter's career, moving from imperial Prussia and Vienna to the US of Nixon and juvenile delinquency. . . . [I]t will be the authoritative reference book for all Walter enthusiasts."
Vincent Deane, The Irish Times (Dublin)

"[T]imely and welcome . . . a steady, evenhanded chronicle of Walter's career. . . ."
Allan Keiler, The New York Review of Books

"Erik Ryding and Rebecca Pechefsky, the authors of this major new biography, have trawled through the archives, and have packed a huge amount of valuable information into the 500-odd pages of this book. . . . The treatment . . . is detailed, scrupulous and fair."
Noel Malcolm, Sunday Telegraph (London)

"[D]estined to become an indispensable vade mecum for Walter fans worldwide."
Andrew Green, Classical Music

"The authors make good use of Walter's papers in the New York Public Library and of hundreds of other sources. . . . One can now follow this extraordinary career as it unfolded, month by month, over nearly 70 years."
Harvey Sachs, The Wall Street Journal

"[A] highly readable narrative that is accessible to a broad audience . . . a fine account of Walter's life. . . ."
Scott Warfield, Notes

"Finally we have a Bruno Walter biography in English to supplement the man's own writings, some of them autobiographical. I spent quite a few evenings with this, and I found it absorbing. . . . The story of his life and convictions is fascinating and moving. He was a rich human being who cultivated every important aspect of human character, including the spiritual. Few today have anything like his depth or grace or charm."
Donald Vroon, American Record Guide

"Here is the moving story of a principled man and musician who was forced to flee Hitler's Europe at the height of his career and begin anew in the United States."
Tim Page, Washington Post

"This first full-length biography of Walter in English effectively utilizes many firsthand sources. . . . [I]t should enhance his stature in memory and perhaps send some back to his recordings. Focused more on his professional than personal life, the authors nonetheless treat his marriage, romantic affairs and family with judicious balance."
William W. Starr, The State (Columbia, SC) 


Recorded Performances of Bruno Walter (1876–1962)
Compiled by James Altena, Steven Reveyoso, and Erik Ryding

The following list—a supplement to the biography Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere, by Erik Ryding and Rebecca Pechefsky (Yale University Press, 2001; paperback, University of Nebraska Press, 2006)—is intended to show what is currently known to have been recorded by Walter. Along with the well-known studio recordings, it includes live recordings issued by independent labels as well as those now in archives or in private collections. We have not listed every reissue of every recording, which would have made this list extremely long and cumbersome, but have nevertheless tried to note all the important releases and to include verified recordings of every performance captured on disk or tape. As a result, this listing contains far more entries than any other Walter discography yet issued, though it omits matrix numbers—given in Pickett, Arnold, and andante.com, cited below.

We owe special thanks to Michael Gray, James North, Rolland Parker, David Pickett, Jon Samuels, and Don Tait, who provided much invaluable information. In addition, the following discographies, listed in reverse chronological order, have proved indispensable:

Rémy Louis, “Bruno Walter au disque,” Diapason 415, supplement (May 1995): xiv–xviii
 “Discografia di Bruno Walter,” prefaced by Umberto Masini, Musica 8 (June 1984): 32–39
David A. Pickett, “A Bruno Walter Discography—Part One: Commercial Recordings: Issued Discs Only,” revised by Richard Warren Jr. (Bruno Walter Society, 1973) 
Robert C. Marsh, “The Heritage of Bruno Walter,” High Fidelity 14 (1964): 44–48, 103–9
F. F. Clough and G. J. Cuming, “Diskography,” Gramophone Record Review (August & September 1959): 718–19, 824

The online discography presented by andante.com has also supplied many valuable details and is highly recommended. Another important resource for acoustic recordings is Claude Arnold’s The Orchestra on Record, 1896–1926 (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1997). An admirable new Walter discography is included in Michele Selvini’s Bruno Walter: La porta dell’eternità (Milan: Fondazione Culturale della Collina d’Oro, 1999–2001), Volume 3. (Though currently available only in Italian, this book is a must for Walterians and is surely the most beautiful tribute ever produced to honor a musician.)

In several instances, we have listed recordings now in private collections. Some of these are cassettes and CDRs that have circulated among collectors, others unique acetates that have never reached more than a handful of listeners. We hope that these precious sound documents will eventually find a larger audience. 

We have sometimes supplied information in brackets where dates and venues seemed likely but not certain.

This listing is, by its nature, an ongoing project. A few archival sources must be more thoroughly examined; moreover, previously unknown recordings are continually being uncovered, and new releases featuring Walter performances are issued almost monthly. This discography will be regularly updated, and further entries will include Walter’s spoken-word recordings. 

The current version, launched on April 15, 2001, runs to some eighty printed pages. Naturally the compilers of this list welcome further additions, comments, corrections, and queries. Those wishing to contact us should address their comments to eryding@aol.com. 

We would like to extend our thanks to Satoru Aihara, Bruno Barthelmé, Lesley Chamberlain, Gabor Danos, Rob DeLand, Eric Grunin, Jim Hollis, Danno Katsuyuki, Mark W. Kluge, Thomas McCarthy, Paul Miller, Joseph A. Moore, Kazuo Ohmi, Dana Prescott, Gary Simons, Koho Uno, and Jeffrey Work for their very helpful comments, recommendations, and contributions.

Much of the original formatting has unfortunately been lost. Nevertheless, in its current state, the discography should afford the same essential information that it offered before.


Last updated: June 4, 2010

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THE DISCOGRAPHY
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BACH, JOHANN SEBASTIAN

Bach: Concerto for Violin in E major, BWV 1042
John Corigliano, Violin; New York Philharmonic
May 20, 1945; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
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Bach: Concerto for Violin in G minor (arranged from the Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056)
Joseph Szigeti, Violin; New York Philharmonic
December 23, 1954; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • Source: Sony Music Archives
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Bach: Matthäus-Passion (St. Matthew Passion)
Bach: St. Matthew Passion (Part 1 and excerpts from Part 2; in English, with cuts)
(a) Nadine Conner (S), Jean Watson (A), William Hain (T; Evangelist), Lorenzo Alvary (B; Jesus), Mack Harrell (Bar), Herbert Janssen (Bar); Westminster Choir, New York Philharmonic
April 18, 1943; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • Source: New York Philharmonic Archives

Bach: St. Matthew Passion (Part 1 only, in English, with cuts)
(b) Nadine Conner (S), Jean Watson (A), William Hain (T; Evangelist), Lorenzo Alvary (B; Jesus), Mack Harrell (Bar), Herbert Janssen (Bar); Westminster Choir, New York Philharmonic
April 1, 1945; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society WSA 702/3
    • CD: AS Disc AS 406; Minerva Records 20
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Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp minor, Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I (BWV 849)
Bruno Walter, Piano
July 2, 1952; Bruno Walter’s home, Beverly Hills (live performance)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 807
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BARBER, SAMUEL
Barber: Symphony No. 1


Barber: Symphony No. 1
(a) New York Philharmonic
[March 12,] 1944; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • 78: Overseas Branch Office of the War Information ND 4-MC-5921–5926, Contemporary American Music Series No. 32
 
Barber: Symphony No. 1
(b) New York Philharmonic
January 23, 1945; Carnegie Hall
    • 78: Columbia X252 & MX252
    • LP: Educational Media Associates EMA 105
    • CD: Sony SMK 64466; History 205246-303
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BARTÓK, BÉLA
Bartók: Andante for Violin and Orchestra (from Two Portraits, Opus 5, No. 1)
 
Joseph Szigeti, Violin; New York Philharmonic
December 23, 1954; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • Source: Sony Music Archives
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BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN

Beethoven: “Ah, perfido!” Opus 65
Beethoven: “Ah, perfido!”
Eleanor Steber, Soprano; New York Philharmonic 
April 14, 1949; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • Source: Private collection
 
Beethoven: “Ah, perfido!”
Eleanor Steber, Soprano; New York Philharmonic 
April 15, 1949; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • Source: Private collection

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Beethoven: Concerto for Piano No. 4 in G major, Opus 58
 
Arthur Rubinstein, Piano; New York Philharmonic
May 27, 1945; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
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Beethoven: Concerto for Piano No. 5 in E-flat major, Opus 73 (“Emperor”)
 
Beethoven: “Emperor” Concerto
(a) Walter Gieseking, Piano; Vienna Philharmonic
September 10 & 11, 1934, or October 6 or 10, 1934; Musikvereinssaal
    • 78: Columbia M243; LX 342-346
    • LP: Turnabout THS 65011
    • CD: Appian APR 5512; LYS 518-9; EMI (Japan) TOCE 7761-74
 
Beethoven: “Emperor” Concerto
(b) Rudolf Serkin, Piano; New York Philharmonic
December 22, 1941; Carnegie Hall
    • 78: Columbia M-500 & MM-500
    • LP: Columbia ML-4004; Odyssey Y-34607
    • CD: SMK 64489; LYS 308-309; Historical Performers HP15; andante 41022-25
 
Beethoven: “Emperor” Concerto
(c) Rudolf Serkin, Piano; New York Philharmonic
January 31, 1943; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
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Beethoven: Concerto for Violin in D major, Opus 61
 
Beethoven: Concerto for Violin
(a) Joseph Szigeti, Violin; British Symphony Orchestra
April and May 1932; Central Hall, Westminster
    • 78: Columbia M 177; HQM 1224
    • CD: Iron Needle IN 1302; LYS 518-9; EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64; Opus Kura OPK 2029 (Japan)
 
Beethoven: Concerto for Violin
(b) Joseph Szigeti, Violin; New York Philharmonic
April 5, 1947; Carnegie Hall
    • LP: Columbia ML 4012
    • CD: Sony MPK 52536; Sony SMK 64459
 
Beethoven: Concerto for Violin
(c) Erica Morini, New York Philharmonic
March 13, 1949; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • Source: New York Philharmonic Archives 
 
Beethoven: Concerto for Violin
(d) Camilla Wicks, Violin; New York Philharmonic
February 15, 1953; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • CD: AS Disc 423; Legend LGD 114
 
Beethoven: Concerto for Violin
(e) Zino Francescatti, Violin; Columbia Symphony Orchestra
January 26, 1961; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia ML 5663; Columbia (UK) BRG 72006; stereo: Columbia MS 6263; Columbia (UK) SBRG 72006 
    • CD: Sony SBK 47659
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Beethoven: Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C major, Opus 56 (“Triple”)
 
Beethoven: “Triple” Concerto 
(a) John Corigliano, Violin; Leonard Rose, Cello; Walter Hendl, Piano; New York Philharmonic
March 21, 1949; 30th Street Studio
    • 78: Columbia MM-842 
    • LP: Columbia ML 2059 (10") & ML 5368; Educational Media Associates EMA 105
    • CD: Sony SMK 64479
 
Beethoven: “Triple” Concerto
(b) John Weicher, Violin; János Starker, Cello; George Schick, Piano; Chicago Symphony Orchestra
February 3, 1954; Chicago (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection 
 
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Beethoven: “Coriolan” Overture, Opus 62
 
Beethoven: “Coriolan” Overture
(a) Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
August 28 & 30, 1923, or October 8–9, 1923; [Berlin]
    • 78: Polydor 69587, 65895
    • LP: DG 2740-259
 
Beethoven: “Coriolan” Overture
(b) London Symphony Orchestra
September 12, 1938; Abbey Road Studio No. 1
    • 78: HMV DB 3638
    • CD: Dutton Laboratories CDLX 7008; LYS 518-9; EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64
 
Beethoven: “Coriolan” Overture
(c ) New York Philharmonic
April 17, 1949; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
 
Beethoven: “Coriolan” Overture
(d) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
April 15, 1959; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia ML 5887 & MS 6487
    • CD: Sony SMK 64460; Sony SK 93012
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Beethoven: “Egmont” Overture, Opus 84
 
Beethoven: “Egmont” Overture
(a) New York Philharmonic
January 31, 1943; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
    • CD: Wing Disc WCD 16 (apparently the same performance as above, misdated July 11, 1943)
 
Beethoven: “Egmont” Overture
(b) New York Philharmonic
November 7, 1943; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
    
Beethoven: “Egmont” Overture
(c) Berlin Philharmonic 
September 25, 1950; Titania Palast, Berlin (live broadcast)
    • LP: BWS 726
    • CD: Arkadia GI 738.1
 
Beethoven: “Egmont” Overture
(d) New York Philharmonic
December 6, 1954; 30th Street Studio
    • LP: Columbia ML 5332; P 15441 (electronic stereo); BM 13; WZ 1
    • CD: Sony SMK 64488; Sony SK 93012; Sony (France) 5087142003
 
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Beethoven: Fidelio (all three with the “Leonore” Overture No. 3 inserted before the chorus “Heil sei dem Tag”)
 
Beethoven: Fidelio
(a) Kirsten Flagstad (Leonore), René Maison (Florestan), Julius Huehn (Pizarro), Marita Farell (Marzelline), Alexander Kipnis (Rocco), Karl Laufkötter (Jaquino), Herbert Janssen (Fernando), Emery Darcy and John Gurney (First and Second Prisoners); Konrad Neuger, Chorus Master
February 22, 1941; (Old) Metropolitan Opera House (live broadcast)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 712/3; Metropolitan Opera Historic Broadcast MET-6
    • CD: Naxos 8.110054-55 (with commentary by Milton Cross); Dante LYS 23/24
 
Beethoven: Fidelio (sung in English)
(b) Regina Resnik (Leonore), Arthur Carron (Florestan), Kenneth Schon (Pizarro), Hugh Thompson (Fernando), Lorenzo Alvary (Rocco), Frances Greer (Marzelline), John Garris (Jaquino), Richard Manning and John Gurney (First and Second Prisoners)
March 17, 1945; (Old) Metropolitan Opera House (live broadcast)
   • CD: Wing (Japan) WCD 105-6; Walhall WHL 29 (highlights)
 
Beethoven: Fidelio
(c) Kirsten Flagstad (Leonore), Set Svanholm (Florestan), Paul Schöffler (Pizarro), Jerome Hines (Fernando), Dezsö Ernster (Rocco), Nadine Conner (Marzelline), Peter Klein (Jaquino), Brian Sullivan and George Cehanovsky (First and Second Prisoners)
March 10, 1951; (Old) Metropolitan Opera House (live broadcast)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society; OPR 402
   • CD: Cantus Classics 5.00945
   
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Beethoven: Fidelio – Overture
 
(a) BBC Symphony Orchestra
May 21, 1934; Abbey Road Studio No. 1
    • 78: RCA Victor 11809, DB 2261
    • CD: Iron Needle IN 1302; LYS 518-9; EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64
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Beethoven: “Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus” (“Creatures of Prometheus”), Opus 43 – Overture
 
Beethoven: “Prometheus” Overture
(a) British Symphony Orchestra
1930; London
    • 78: Columbia LX 277
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64
 
Beethoven: “Prometheus” Overture
(b) Philadelphia Orchestra
February 14, 1944; Academy of Music (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
 
Beethoven: “Prometheus” Overture
(c) Boston Symphony Orchestra
January 21, 1947; Symphony Hall (live performance)
    • Source: Wing (Japan) WCD 58
 
Beethoven: “Prometheus” Overture
(d) New York Philharmonic
December 20, 1953; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • CD: Nuova Era 2201
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Beethoven: “Leonore” Overture No. 2, Opus 72a
 
(a) New York Philharmonic 
March 17, 1946; Carnegie Hall (live performance) 
    • Source: • CD: Music and Arts CD-1110
 
(b) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
July 1, 1960; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia ML 5887 & MS 6487
    • CD: Sony SMK 64488; Sony (France) 5087152
 
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Beethoven: “Leonore” Overture No. 3, Opus 72a
 
Beethoven: “Leonore” Overture No. 3
(a) Vienna Philharmonic
May 21, 1936; Musikvereinssaal
    • 78: RCA Victor V-M359; HMV DB 2886/6
    • LP: Educational Media Associates EMA 105
    • CD: Preiser 90157; LYS 518-9; EMI (Japan) TOCE 7761-74; Opus Kura OPK 2021 (Japan)
 
Beethoven: “Leonore” Overture No. 3
(b) New York Philharmonic
[May 13, 1945; Carnegie Hall] (live broadcast)
    • CD: Arbiter 138
Note: The date given in the accompanying booklet, May 26, 1946, is incorrect; Arbiter has since placed  the performance in 1945. If this  is the correct year, May 13 is the most likely date of the performance, since it marks the only New York Philharmonic broadcast of Beethoven’s “Leonore” Overture No. 3 by Walter in 1945.


Beethoven: “Leonore” Overture No. 3
(c) New York Philharmonic
May 13, 1945; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
 
Beethoven: “Leonore” Overture No. 3
(d) New York Philharmonic
December 6, 1954; 30th Street Studio
    • LP: Columbia ML 5232 & ML 5368
    • CD: Sony SMK 64487
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Beethoven: Lieder – “Wonne der Wehmut,” Opus 83, No. 1; “Mit einem gemalten Bande,” Opus 83, No. 2
 
Elisabeth Schumann, Soprano; Bruno Walter, Piano
February 4, 1950; Town Hall, New York (live performance)
    • LP: Voce-117
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Beethoven: Missa solemnis
 
Eleanor Steber (S), Nan Merriman (A), William Hain (T), Lorenzo Alvary (B); Westminster Choir, New York Philharmonic; John Finley Williamson, Chorus Master
April 18, 1948; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 1017; CLS ARPCL 22015
    • CD: AS Disc AS 301; Urania 22.135; Iron Needle IN 1418; Music & Arts CD 1142(1)
Note: The recent transfer on Music & Arts CD 1142(1) is vastly superior to the transfers on other CD issues of this performance.
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Beethoven: Symphonies (Complete)
 
Beethoven: Nine Symphonies
(a) New York Philharmonic and (for No. 6 only) Philadelphia Orchestra
1941–53
    • LP: Odyssey 32660001 (with 1949 recording of Symphony No. 3, 1950 recording of Symphony No. 5, and 1953 recording of the last movement of Symphony No. 9)
    • CD: Music & Arts CD-1137 (with 1941 and 1949 recordings of Symphony No. 3, 1941 and 1950 recordings of Symphony No. 5, and 1949 recording of the last movement of Symphony No. 9)
 
Beethoven: Nine Symphonies
(b) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
1958–59
    • LP: Columbia D7L 265 & D7S 610; Odyssey Y7 30051
    • CD: CBS/Sony SX6K 48099
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1
(a) NBC Symphony Orchestra
March 25, 1939; Studio 8-H (live broadcast)
    • Source: Eklipse (Japan) T-4; Serenade (Japan) SEDR-13; Arbiter 138
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1
(b) New York Philharmonic
November 29, 1947; Carnegie Hall
    • 78: Columbia MM 796 (12924/27-D)
    • LP: Columbia ML 4790
    • CD: Sony (Japan) SRCR 8677
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1
(c) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
January 6 & 8, 1958; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia ML 5398; Philips ABL 3346; Columbia (UK) 72056; stereo: Columbia MS 6078; Philips SABL 168; Columbia (UK) SBRG 72056
    • CD: CBS/Sony MK 42009; Sony SMK 64460
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Opus 36
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2
(a) New York Philharmonic
March 6, 1949; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: New York Philharmonic Archives 
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2
(b) New York Philharmonic
March 17, 1952; 30th Street Studio
    • LP: Columbia ML 4596; Philips ABL 3240; Columbia (UK) GBL 5616
    • CD: Sony (Japan) SRCR 8676
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2
(c) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
January 5 & 9, 1959; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia ML 5398; Philips ABL 3346; Columbia (UK) BRG 72056; stereo: Columbia MS 6078; Philips SABL 168; Columbia (UK) SBRG 72056 
    • CD: CBS/Sony MK 42009; Sony SMK 64460
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 (“Eroica”)
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3
(a) New York Philharmonic
January 19, 1941; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: New York Philharmonic Archives
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3
(b) New York Philharmonic
January 20, 1941; Liederkranz Hall
    • 78: Columbia M 449
    • LP: Educational Media Associates EMA 105; CBS/Sony (Japan) SOCF 104
    • CD: LYS 308-309; Sony (France) 5087142003 (listed as the performance of  March 21, April 16, and  May 4, 1949)
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3
(c) Philadelphia Orchestra
February 19, 1944; Academy of Music (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3
(d) New York Philharmonic
February 27, 1949; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3
(e) New York Philharmonic
March 21, April 16, and  May 4, 1949; 30th Street Studio
    • 78: Columbia MM 858
    • LP: Columbia ML 4228; Philips ABL 3241; Columbia (UK) 5617
    • CD: History 205243-303 (listed as the performance of January 20, 1941); Theorema TH 121.143; Sony (France) 5087142003 (see note)
Note: Sony (France) 5087142003 is actually the performance of January 20, 1941  
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3


(f) Symphony of the Air 
February 3, 1957; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society 1010
    • CD: Music & Arts CD 1010
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3
(g) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
January 20, 23, and 25, 1958; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia ML 5320; Philips ABL 3347; Columbia (UK) 72057; stereo: Columbia MS 6036; Philips SABL 132; Columbia (UK) 72057
    • CD: CBS/Sony MK 42010; Sony SMK 64461
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Opus 60
 
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4
(a) New York Philharmonic
May 27, 1945; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: New York Philharmonic Archives
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4
(b) New York Philharmonic
March 20, 1949; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection 
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4
(c) New York Philharmonic
March 24, 1952; 30th Street Studio
    • LP: Columbia ML 4596; Philips ABL 3240; Columbia (UK) GBL 5616
    • CD: Sony (Japan) SRCR 8676
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4
(d) Chicago Symphony Orchestra
January 23, 1957; WGN-TV Studios, Chicago (live telecast)
    • Source: Private collection 
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4
(e) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
February 8 & 10, 1958; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia ML 5365; Philips ABL 3348; Columbia (UK) BRG 72058; stereo: Columbia MS 6055; Philips SABL 167; Columbia (UK) 72058
    • CD: CBS/Sony MYK 37773 & MK 42011; Sony SMK 64462
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 (rehearsal of Adagio only)
(f) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
February 8, 1958; American Legion Hall
    • CD: Sony SMK 64465 (mono only)
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Opus 67
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
(a) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
November 19–22, 1926; Columbia Petty France Studios, London
    • 78: WAX 2196/2200 (matrix number; recording never issued)
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
(b) New York Philharmonic
December 15, 1941; Liederkranz Hall
    • 78: Columbia M 498
    • LP: Columbia ML 4009
    • CD: LYS 308-309 
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
(c) New York Philharmonic
February 13, 1950; 30th Street Studio
    • LP: Columbia CL 918 & ML 4790; Philips ABL 3239; Columbia (UK) GBL 5615
     
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
(d) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
January 27 & 30, 1958; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia ML 5365 & ML 5906; Philips ABL 3348; Columbia (UK) BRG 72058; stereo: Columbia MS 6055 & MS 6506; Philips SABL 167; Columbia (UK) SBRG 72038
    • CD: CBS/Sony MK 42011; Sony SMK 64463; Sony SK 93012
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 (rehearsal of Allegro con brio only)
(e) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
January 27, 1958; American Legion Hall
    • CD: Sony SMK 64465 (mono only); Sony SK 93012
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, Opus 68 (“Pastoral”)
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6
(a) Vienna Philharmonic
December 5 (or 17 & 18), 1936; Musikvereinssaal
    • 78: G 20; HMV DB 3051/5
    • CD: Preiser 90157; EMI CZS5751332; LYS 518-9; EMI (Japan) TOCE 7761-74; Opus Kura OPK 2021 (Japan)
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6
(b) New York Philharmonic
May 14, 1944; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6
(c) Philadelphia Orchestra
January 10 & 12, 1946; Academy of Music
    • 78: Columbia M 631
    • LP: Columbia ML 4010; Philips ABL 3242; Columbia (UK) GBL 5616
    • CD: Sony (Japan) SRCR 8678; Sony (France) 5087152
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6
(d) New York Philharmonic
April 10, 1949; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: New York Philharmonic Archives
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6
(e) New York Philharmonic
May 1, 1949; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)    
    • Source: New York Philharmonic Archives
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6
(f) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
January 13, 15, 17, 1958; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia ML 5284; Philips ABL 3349; Columbia (UK) BRG 72059; stereo: Columbia MS 6012; Philips SABL 133; Columbia (UK) SBRG 72059
    • CD: CBS/Sony MK 42012; Sony SMK 64462
    • SACD: Sony SS 2498
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Opus 92
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
(a) New York Philharmonic
March 20, 1949; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private source – unverified
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
(b) New York Philharmonic
March 12, 1951; 30th Street Studio
    • LP: Columbia ML 4414; Philips ABL 3350; Columbia (UK) GBL 5619
    • CD: Sony (Japan) SRCR 8679; Historical Performers HP15
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
(c) RAI Symphony Orchestra
May 18, 1954; Rome (live performance)
    • CD: Tahra TAH 620-621
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
(d) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
February 1 & 3, 1958; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia ML 5404; Philips ABL 3350; Columbia (UK) BRG 72060; stereo: Columbia MS 6082; Philips SABL 166; Columbia (UK) SBRG 72060
    • CD: CBS/Sony MK 42013; Sony SMK 64463
 
Beethoven: Symphony No.7 (rehearsal of Poco sostenuto—Vivace only)
(e) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
February 1, 1958; American Legion Hall
    • CD: Sony SMK 64465 (mono only)
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F major, Opus 93
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8
(a) New York Philharmonic
April 18, 1942; Liederkranz Hall
    • 78: Columbia M 525
    • LP: Columbia SL 186 & ML 2001 (10"); Philips ABL 3243; Columbia (UK) GBL 5619
    • CD: Sony (Japan) SRCR 8679; LYS 308-309; History 205243-303 
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8
(b) New York Philharmonic
January 31, 1943; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8
(c) New York Philharmonic
March 13, 1949; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: New York Philharmonic Archives
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8
(d) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
January 8, 10, 13, 1958; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia M2L 264; Philips ABL 3351/2; Columbia (UK) BRG 72061/2; stereo: Columbia M2S 608; Philips SABL 169/70; Columbia (UK) 72061/2
    • CD: CBS/Sony MK 42013; Sony SMK 64461
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Opus 125 (“Choral”)
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
(a) Eleanor Steber (S), Enid Szantho (A), Charles Kullman (T), Nicola Moscona (B); New York Philharmonic; Westminster Choir; John F. Williamson, Chorus Master
March 19, 1944; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Rodgers & Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
    • CD: Wing Disc WCD 16 (with several minutes taken from the studio recording of April 16, 1949, and also with the announcer’s voiceover for several measures in the middle of the first movement)
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
(b) Isobel Baillie (S), Kathleen Ferrier (A), Heddle Nash (T), William Parsons (Bar); London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir; Frederic Jackson, Chorus Master
November 13, 1947; Royal Albert Hall (live broadcast)
    • LP: BWS 742
    • CD: Music & Arts CD-733
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
(c) Irma Gonzalez (S), Elena Nikolaidi (A), Raoul Jobin (T), Mack Harrell (Bar); New York Philharmonic; Westminster Choir; John F. Williamson,  Chorus Master
April 16 and (last movement) May 4, 1949; 30th Street Studio
    • 78: Columbia MM 900 
    • LP: Columbia SL 156 
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
(d) Eleanor Steber (S), Nan Merriman (MS), Raoul Jobin (T), Mack Harrell (Bar); New York Philharmonic; Westminster Choir; John F. Williamson,  Chorus Master
April 17, 1949; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (last movement)
(e) Frances Yeend (S), Martha Lipton (A), David Lloyd (T), Mack Harrell (Bar); New York Philharmonic; Westminster Choir; John F. Williamson,  Chorus Master
March 7, 1953; 30th Street Studio
    • 45: A-1067 (5 7" discs)
    • LP: Columbia ML 4696/97 (in SL-186); ML 5200; Philips ABL 3244; Columbia (UK) GBL 5620
    • CD: CBS/Sony MPK 45552
    Note: Issued with the first three movements from the recording of April 16, 1949.
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
(f) Hilde Güden (S), Elisabeth Höngen (A), Erich Majkut (T), Gottlob Frick (B); Vienna Philharmonic, Chorus of the Vienna Staatsoper
November 13, 1955; Vienna Staatsoper (live performance)
    • CD: Nuova Era 2249; Orfeo C 669 051 B
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
(g) Emilia Cundari (S), Nell Rankin (A), Albert Da Costa (T), William Wilderman (Bar); Westminster Choir under Warren Martin; Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Movements 1, 2, and 3: January 19, 21, 26, 29, 31, 1959; American Legion Hall. Last Movement: April 6 & 15, 1959; Hotel St. George
    • LP: Columbia M2L 264; Philips ABL 3351/2; Columbia (UK) BRG 72061/2; stereo: Columbia M2S 608; Philips SABL 169/70; Columbia (UK) 72061/2
    • CD: CBS/Sony MK 42014; Sony SMK 64464
 
Beethoven: Symphony No.9 (rehearsal of Molto vivace only)
(h) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
January 26, 1959; American Legion Hall
    • CD: Sony SMK 64465 (mono only)
 
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BERLIOZ, HECTOR
 
Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini Overture, Opus 23
 
Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini Overture
(a) Berlin Staatskapelle
1924; Berlin (acoustic recording)
    • 78: Polydor 66075/6a 
 
Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini Overture
(b) New York Philharmonic
May 6, 1945; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Souce: Private collection 
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Berlioz: Carnaval romain Overture, Opus 9
 
Berlin Philharmonic
August 28  & 30, 1923, or October 8–9, 1923; [Berlin] (acoustic recording)
    • 78: Polydor 65929
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Berlioz: Le Corsaire Overture, Opus 21
 
NBC Symphony Orchestra
April 1, 1939; Studio 8-H (live broadcast)
    • CD: Music and Arts CD-273; AS Disc 414
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Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust – March hongroise, Danse des Sylphes, Menuet des follets
 
Berlioz: Damnation of Faust, Excerpts
(a) NBC Symphony Orchestra
April 1, 1939; Studio 8-H (live broadcast)
    • CD: AS Disc AS 414; Music and Arts CD-273
 
Berlioz: Damnation of Faust, Excerpts
(b) Los Angeles Philharmonic 
May 21, 1950; Los Angeles 
    • CD: Nuova Era 2392; Eklipse EKR CD 1402
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Berlioz: Danse des Sylphes (only)
 
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
December 5, 1924; Columbia Petty France Studios, London (acoustic recording)
    • 78: Columbia 67075-D(b); L 1623b
    • CD: Iron Needle IN 1305; EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64
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Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Opus 14
 
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
(a) NBC Symphony Orchestra
April 1, 1939; Studio 8-H (broadcast recording)
    • CD: Arbiter 133; Serenade (Japan) SEDR-2005
 
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
(b) Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire de Paris
May 19 & 20, 1939; Paris
    • 78: VM 662, Victor 12692/7; DB 3852/7; DB 8704/9
    • LP: RCA Camden CAL 281; Rococo 2016
    • CD: VAI Audio VAIA 1081; Iron Needle IN 1305; EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64; History 205243-303
 
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
(c) New York Philharmonic
February 21, 1954; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • CD: Nuova Era 013.6302; Music & Arts CD-822; Cetra CDE 1006
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BIZET, GEORGES
 
Bizet: Carmen  – Eight Fragments (sung in German; Mazaroff sings in Bulgarian)
 
Todor Mazaroff (José), Esther Réthy (Micaëla), Elsa Brems (Carmen), Anton Arnold (Dancaïro), Piero Pierotic (Morales), Georg Monthy (Zuniga), Dora Komarek on 12/22 & Olga Levko-Antosch on 12/27 (Mercédès), Margit Bokor on 12/22 & Dora Komarek on 12/27 (Frasquita); Orchestra and Chorus of the Vienna Staatsoper
December 22 & 27, 1937; Vienna Staatsoper (live performance)
    • CD: Koch Schwann 3-1457-2
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Bizet: Carmen, Preludes to Acts III and IV
 
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
August 28 & 30, 1923, or October 8–9, 1923; Berlin
    • 78: Polydor 65954 & 69596b
    • CD: Classic Press CPCD-2005 (Prelude to Act III only; included in the Japanese publication Classic Press, No. 12, Autumn 2002)
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BLOCH, ERNEST
 
Bloch: Suite – Evocations
 
Bloch: Evocations
(a) New York Philharmonic 
February 6, 1941; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • Source: Private collection
 
Bloch: Evocations
(b) New York Philharmonic 
February 8, 1941; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • CD: AS Disc AS 421
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BRAHMS, JOHANNES
 
Brahms: Akademische Festouvertüre (Academic Festival Overture), Opus 80
 
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
(a) Vienna Philharmonic
October 18, 1937; Musikvereinssaal
    • 78: Victor 12190; DB 3394
    • LP: RCA Camden CAL 242 (pseudonymous orchestra, anonymous conductor); EMI (Japan) 2258
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 7761-74
 
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
(b) Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
July 10, 1947; Hollywood Bowl (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
 
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
(c) New York Philharmonic
March 12, 1951; 30th Street Studio
    • LP: Columbia ML 5126 & ML 5232; Philips DSL 200; Columbia (UK) GBL 5605, GBL 5614
    • CD: CD BW-02 (in Michele Selvini, Bruno Walter: La porta dell’ eternità); United Archives UAR004.3
 
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
(d) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
January 16, 1960; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia ML 5573, ML 5761, ML 5887; Philips ABL 3342; Columbia (UK) BRG 72089, BRG 72097, BRG 72371; Stereo: Columbia MS 6178, MS 6361, MS 6487; Philips SABL 182; Columbia (UK) SBRG 72097, SBRG 72371
    • CD: CBS/Sony MK 42021; Sony SMK 64470
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Brahms: Alt-Rhapsodie (Alto Rhapsody), Opus 53
 
Brahms: Alto Rhapsody
(a) Enid Szantho, Contralto; New York Philharmonic; Westminster Choir; John F. Williamson, Chorus Master
November 9, 1941; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
 
Brahms: Alto Rhapsody
(b) Mildred Miller, Mezzo-Soprano; Columbia Symphony Orchestra; Occidental College Concert Choir; Howard Swan, Chorus Master 
January 11, 1961; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia ML 5888; Columbia (UK) BRG 72142; Stereo: Columbia MS 6488; Columbia (UK) SBRG 72142
    • CD: CBS/Sony MK 42025; Sony SMK 64469
 
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Brahms: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in D minor, Opus 15
 
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 
(a) Vladimir Horowitz, Piano; Concertgebouw Orchestra
February 20, 1936 ; Grotezaal, Concertgebouw (live performance)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 728
    • CD: AS Disc AS 400; Music & Arts CD-810; Legend LGD 105
Note: Several minutes of music are missing from the first movement on these recordings; the newest Music & Arts CD issue fills in this gap with the performance by Horowitz, Toscanini, and the New York Philharmonic from March 17, 1935.

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1

(b) Clifford Curzon, Piano; New York Philharmonic
March 18, 1951; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
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Brahms: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in B-flat major, Opus 83
 
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2
(a) Rudolf Serkin, Piano; New York Philharmonic
March 12, 1944; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
 
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2
(b) Myra Hess, Piano; New York Philharmonic
February 11, 1951; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • LP: New York Philharmonic Fundraiser Album 841/2
    • CD: AS Disc AS 415; Nota Blu 93.5116 3/4; Music and Arts CD-779; Historical Performers HP 35; Istituto Discografico Italiano IDIS 6434
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Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Opus 77
 
Erica Morini; New York Philharmonic
December 20, 1953; Carnegie Hall
    • CD: Nuova Era 2201; Nota Blu 93.5115 1/2
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Brahms: Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Orchestra in A minor, Opus 102 (“Double”)
 
Brahms: “Double” Concerto
(a) John Corigliano, Violin; Leonard Rose, Cello; New York Philharmonic
February 2, 1951; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • CD: Nuova Era 2226
 
Brahms: “Double” Concerto
(b) John Weicher, Violin; János Starker, Cello; Chicago Symphony Orchestra
January 5, 1954; Chicago (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection 
 
Brahms: “Double” Concerto
(c) Isaac Stern, Violin; Leonard Rose, Cello; New York Philharmonic
November 29, 1954; 30th Street Studio
    • LP: Columbia ML 5076; Educational Media Associates EMA 105
    • CD: Sony SM3K 45952; Sony (France) SMK 53098
 
Brahms: “Double” Concerto
(d) Zino Francescatti, Violin; Pierre Fournier, Cello; Columbia Symphony Orchestra
November 20, 1959; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia ML 5493; Stereo: Columbia MS 6158
    • CD: CBS/Sony MK 42024; Sony SMK 64479
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Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem (German Requiem), Opus 45
 
Brahms: German Requiem
(a) Kerstin Lindberg-Torlind, Soprano; Joel Berglund, Tenor; Stockholm Philharmonic; Konsertföreningens för Musikaliska Sällskapet
September 14 or 15, 1950; Stockholm (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
 
Brahms: German Requiem (sung in English)
(b) Nadine Conner, Soprano; Mack Harrell, Baritone; Westminster Choir; John F. Williamson, Chorus Master; New York Philharmonic
March 16, 1952; Carnegie Hall
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 204
 
Brahms: German Requiem (sung in Italian)
(c) Rosanna Carteri, Soprano; Boris Christoff, Bass; RAI Symphony Orchestra and Chorus; Nino Antonellini, Chorus Master
April 16, 1952; l’Auditorium di Torino della RAI
    • LP: Cetra LAR 7
    • CD: Cetra CDAR 2029; Stradivarius STV DTM 12323
 
Brahms: German Requiem
(d) Irmgard Seefried, Soprano; Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Baritone; Edinburgh Choral Union; Vienna Philharmonic
September 8, 1953; Edinburgh
    • LP: Seven Seas (Japan) K 30Y 310 
    • CD: Wing (Japan) WCD 3-4
 
Brahms: German Requiem
(e) Irmgard Seefried, Soprano; George London, Bass-Baritone; Westminster Choir; John F. Williamson, Chorus Master; New York Philharmonic
December 20, 28, and 29, 1954; Carnegie Hall
    • LP: Odyssey Y 31015 (first released at the end of 1971 or 1972)
    • CD: CBS/Sony MPK 45687; SMK 64469
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Brahms: Hungarian Dances, Nos. 1, 3, 10, 17
New York Philharmonic
February 12, 1951; 30th Street Studio
    • 45: Columbia A-1577 (Nos. 1, 10, and 17 only)   
    • LP: Columbia ML 5126; Columbia DSL 200
    • CD: Sony SMK 64467; United Archives UAR004.3
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Brahms: Lieder
 
Brahms: Lied  – “Wiegenlied”
(a) Lotte Lehmann, Soprano; Bruno Walter, Piano
[Date and venue uncertain; ca. 1950] (live performance)
    • CD: Eklipse EKR 47
 
Brahms: Lieder – “Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer,” “Der Tod, das ist die kühle Nacht,” “Botschaft,” “Von ewiger Liebe”
(b) Kathleen Ferrier, Contralto; Bruno Walter, Piano
September 7, 1949; Edinburgh
    • LP: Decca 6BB 197-8; Decca AKF 1-7
    • CD: London 433 476-2
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Brahms: Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny), Opus 54
 
Brahms: Song of Destiny (sung in English)
(a) Westminster Choir; New York Philharmonic; John F. Williamson, Chorus Master
December 15, 1941; New York City
    • 78: Columbia X 223 
    • LP: Columbia SL 156
 
Brahms: Song of Destiny (sung in English)
(b) Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and Chorus; Hugo Strelitzer, Chorus Master
July 10, 1947; Hollywood Bowl
    • CD: AS Disc AS 415; Eklipse (Japan) T-5
 
Brahms: Song of Destiny (sung in Italian)
(c) RAI Chorus and Orchestra
April 16, 1952; l’Auditorium di Torino della RAI (live performance)
    • LP: Fonit Cetra LAR 7
 
Brahms: Song of Destiny
(d) Occidental College Concert Choir; Columbia Symphony Orchestra; Howard Swan, Chorus Master
December 5, 1960; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia ML 5574; Philips ABL 3343; Columbia (UK) BRG 72090; Stereo: Columbia MS 6488
    • CD: CBS/Sony MK 42025; Sony SMK 64472
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Brahms: Symphonies (Complete)
 
Brahms: Four Symphonies
(a) New York Philharmonic
1951–1953; New York
    • LP: Columbia DSL-200; Odyssey 32360007
    • CD: Sony (UK) 517187 2; United Archives UAR004.3
 
Brahms: Four Symphonies
(b) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
1959–1960; American Legion Hall
    • LP: M4L 252; Stereo: M4S 615
    • CD: CBS/Sony MK 42020–42023; Sony SMK 64470–64472
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Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Opus 68
 
Brahms: Symphony No. 1
(a) Vienna Philharmonic
May 3 & 4, 1937; [Musikvereinssaal]
    • 78: RCA Victor M 470 (12264/8); GM 288 (DB 3277/81)
    • CD: Preiser 90114; Avid Records AMSC 603; EMI (Japan) TOCE 7761-74; History 205244-303
 
Brahms: Symphony No. 1
(b) NBC Symphony Orchestra 
March 18, 1939; Studio 8-H  (live broadcast)
    • CD: Serenade (Japan) SEDR-2006
 
Brahms: Symphony No. 1
(c) New York Philharmonic 
November 7, 1943, Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
 
Brahms: Symphony No. 1
(d) Hollywood Bowl Orchestra 
July 10, 1947; Hollywood Bowl (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
 
Brahms: Symphony No. 1
(e) New York Philharmonic
December 30, 1953; 30th Street Studio
    • LP: Columbia ML 5124; Columbia DSL-200; Philips ABR 4037 (102); Columbia (UK) GBL 5603
    • CD: Sony (Japan) SRCR 8682; Sony (France) 5081722; Sony (UK) 517187 2; United Archives UAR004.3
 
Brahms: Symphony No. 1
(f) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
November 25, 1959; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia ML 5789; Columbia (UK) BRG 72088; Stereo: Columbia MS 6389; Columbia (UK) SBRG 72088 
    • CD: CBS/Sony MBK 44827; Sony SMK 64470
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Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Opus 73
 
Brahms: Symphony No. 2
(a) NBC Symphony Orchestra 
February 17, 1940; Studio 8-H (live broadcast)
    • Source: Eklipse (Japan) T-5; Serenade (Japan) SEDR-2007
 
Brahms: Symphony No. 2
(b) Philadelphia Orchestra
February 12, 1944; Academy of Music (live performance)
    • Source: Wing WCD 49
 
Brahms: Symphony No. 2
(c) Berlin Philharmonic
September 24 or 25, 1950; Titania Palast (live performance)
    • CD: AS Disc AS 309; Legend LGD 148
 
Brahms: Symphony No. 2
(d) New York Philharmonic
February 2, 1951; Carnegie Hall
    • CD: Nuova Era 2226
 
Brahms: Symphony No. 2
(e) New York Philharmonic
December 28, 1953; 30th Street Studio
    • LP: Columbia ML 5125; Columbia  DSL 200; Philips ABL 3095; Columbia (UK) GBL 5604 
    • CD: Sony (Japan) SRCR 8683; EMI CZS5751332; Theorema TH 121213; Sony (France) 5081722; Sony (UK) 517187 2; United Archives UAR004.3
 
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 (first movement rehearsal only)
(f) New York Philharmonic
December 28, 1953; 30th Street Studio
    • LP: Columbia 32786 (10")
 
Brahms: Symphony No. 2
(g) Orchestre National de la R. T. F.
May 5, 1955; Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
    • LP: Educational Media Associates EMA 105
    • CD: Disques Montaigne TCE 8831; Tahra TAH 587-589
 
Brahms: Symphony No. 2
(h) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
January 11 & 14, 1960; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia ML 5573; Philips ABL 3342; Columbia (UK) BRG 72089; Stereo: Columbia MS 6173; Philips SABL 183; Columbia (UK) SBRG 72089
    • CD: CBS/Sony MK 42021; SMK 64471
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Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F major, Opus 90
 
Brahms: Symphony No. 3
(a) Vienna Philharmonic
May 18 & 19, 1936; Musikvereinssaal
    • 78: Victor 341 (12022/5); GM 263 (DB 2933/6)
    • CD: Koch 3-7120-2 H1;  EMI (Japan) TOCE 7761-74; andante 1973
 
Brahms: Symphony No. 3
(b) New York Philharmonic
January 28, 1951; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
 
Brahms: Symphony No. 3
(c) New York Philharmonic
December 21 & 23, 1953; 30th Street Studio
    • LP: Columbia ML 5126; Columbia DSL 200; Philips ABR 4031; Columbia (UK) BRG 5605
    • CD: Sony (Japan) SRCR 8682; Sony (France) 5081732; Sony (UK) 517187 2; United Archives UAR004.3
 
Brahms: Symphony No. 3 (first movement rehearsal only)
(d) New York Philharmonic
December 21, 1953; 30th Street Studio
    • LP: Columbia 32786 (10")
 
Brahms: Symphony No. 3
(e) Chicago Symphony Orchestra
February 1, 1956; WGN-TV Studios, Chicago (live telecast)
    • Source: Rosenthal Archives 
   
Brahms: Symphony No. 3
(f) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
January 27 & 30, 1960; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia ML 5574; Philips ABR 3343; Columbia (UK) BRG 72090; Stereo: Columbia MS 6174; Philips SABL 183; Columbia (UK) SBRG 72090
    • CD: CBS/Sony MK 42022; Sony SMK 64471
 
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Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Opus 98
 
Brahms: Symphony No. 4
(a) BBC Symphony Orchestra
May 21, 1934; Abbey Road Studio No. 1
    • 78: Victor 242 (11734/8); GM 218 (DB 2253/7)
    • CD: Koch 3-7120-2 H1; EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64
 
Brahms: Symphony No. 4
(b) New York Philharmonic
November 1, 1942; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
 
Brahms: Symphony No. 4
(c) New York Philharmonic
May 6, 1945; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
    
Brahms: Symphony No. 4
(d) New York Philharmonic
February 11, 1951; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • CD: Nuova Era 2303; Music & Arts CD 1090(2)
 
Brahms: Symphony No. 4
(e) New York Philharmonic
February 21, 1951; 30th Street Studio 
    • LP: Columbia ML 5127; Columbia DSL 200; Philips ABL 3008; Columbia (UK) GBL 5606
    • CD: Sony (Japan) SRCR 8684; Sony (France) 5081732; Sony (UK) 517187 2; United Archives UAR004.3
 
Brahms: Symphony No. 4
(f) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
February 2, 4, 6, 12 & 14, 1959; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia ML 5439; Columbia (UK) BRG 72091; Stereo: Columbia MS 6113; Columbia (UK) SBRG 72091
    • CD: CBS/Sony MBK 44776; Sony SMK 64471
    • SACD: Sony SS 06113
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Brahms: Tragische Ouvertüre (Tragic Overture), Op. 81
 
Brahms: Tragic Overture
(a) Philadelphia Orchestra 
February 12, 1944; Academy of Music, Philadelphia (live broadcast)
    • CD: Wing (Japan) WCD 49
 
Brahms: Tragic Overture
(b) New York Philharmonic
February 18 & 23, 1953; 30th Street Studio
    • LP: Columbia ML 5076 & ML 5232; Columbia DSL 200; Columbia (UK) GBL 5614 
    • CD: Sony (Japan) SRCR 8684; United Archives UAR004.3
 
Brahms: Tragic Overture
(c) Vienna Philharmonic
September 8, 1953; Edinburgh (live broadcast)
    • CD: Wing (Japan) WCD 3-4
 
Brahms: Tragic Overture
(d) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
January 16 or 23, 1960; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia ML 5493; Philips ABL 3343; Columbia (UK) BRG 72090 & BRG 72371; Stereo: Columbia MS 6173; Philips SABL 183; Columbia (UK) SBRG 72090 & SBRG 72371
    • CD: CBS/Sony MK 42023; Sony SMK 64472
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Brahms: Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Opus 56a
 
Brahms: Haydn Variations
(a) Los Angeles Philharmonic
July 19, 1947; Hollywood Bowl (live broadcast)
    • CD: Eklipse (Japan) T-5
 
Brahms: Haydn Variations
(b) New York Philharmonic
February 18 & 19, 1953; 30th Street Studio
    • LP: Columbia ML 5076; Columbia DSL 200; Columbia (UK) BRG 3095
    • CD: Sony (Japan) SRCR 8683; Sony MHK 63328; United Archives UAR004.3
 
Brahms: Haydn Variations
(c) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
January 8, 1960; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia ML 5493 & ML 5574; Philips ABL 3345; Columbia (UK) BRG 72087 & BRG 72371; Stereo: Columbia MS 6158 & MS 6174; Philips SABL 185; Columbia (UK) SBRG 72087 & SBRG 72371
    • CD: CBS/Sony MK 42022; Sony SMK 64470
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BRUCKNER, ANTON
 
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major, “Romantic”
 
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 (ed. Schalk and Löwe)
(a) NBC Symphony Orchestra
February 10, 1940; Studio 8-H (live broadcast)
    • CD: Pearl GEMM 9131; History 205245-303
 
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 (ed. Haas)
(b) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
February 13, 15, 17, 25, 1960; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia M2L 273; Columbia (UK) BRG 72011/2; D4L 342; Stereo: Columbia M2S 622; Columbia (UK) SBRG 72011/2; D4S 742; CBS 61137
    • CD: CBS/Sony MK 42035 & MBK 44825; Sony SMK 64481; Sony SX13K 92460
________________________________________________________________________
 
Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E major
 
Bruckner: Symphony No. 7
(a) New York Philharmonic
December 23, 1954; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • CD: Testament SBT 1424
 
Bruckner: Symphony No. 7
(b) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
March 11, 13, 19, 22, 27, 1961; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia M2L 290; D4L 342; Columbia (UK) BRG 72139/40; Stereo: Columbia M2S 690; D4S 742; Columbia (UK) SBRG 72139/40; CBS 61128/9
    • CD: CBS/Sony MB2K 45669; Sony SMK 64482; Sony SX13K 92460
________________________________________________________________________
 
Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor (probably ed. Joseph Schalk)
 
New York Philharmonic
January 26, 1941; Carnegie Hall
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society 808
    • CD: AS Disc AS 427; Music & Arts CD-1106
________________________________________________________________________
 
Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 in D minor
 
Bruckner: Symphony No. 9
(a) New York Philharmonic
March 17, 1946; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • CD: Music and Arts CD-1110
 
Bruckner: Symphony No. 9
(b) Philadelphia Orchestra
February 28, 1948; [Academy of Music] (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection – Unverified
 
Bruckner: Symphony No. 9
(c) Vienna Philharmonic
August 20, 1953; Salzburg
    • LP: Movimento Musica 
   • CD: Sterling Orchestral SOCD 1053 
 
Bruckner: Symphony No. 9
(d) New York Philharmonic
December 27, 1953; Carnegie Hall
    • CD: Nuova Era 2225; Palladio PD 1209
Note: A recording of Bruckner’s 9th with the New York Philharmonic has circulated bearing the date February 12, 1950, but Walter conducted different works for that broadcast. The performance in question may be that of December 27, 1953.
Bruckner: Symphony No. 9

(e) New York Philharmonic
February 10, 1957; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
 
Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (ed. Nowak)
(f) Los Angeles  Philharmonic
November 12 or 13, 1959; Los Angeles (live performance)
    • Source: Private collection
 
Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (ed. Nowak)
(g) Columbia Symphony Orchestra (probably the Los Angeles Philharmonic)
November 16 & 18, 1959; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia ML 5571; D4L 342; Philips ABL 3339; Columbia (UK) BRG 72095; Stereo: Columbia MS 690; D4S 742; Columbia (UK) SBRG 72139/40; CBS 61128/9
    • CD: CBS/Sony MBK 44825; Sony SMK 64483; Sony SX13K 92460
________________________________________________________________________
 
Bruckner: Te Deum
 
Bruckner: Te Deum
(a) Elisabeth Schumann (S), Kerstin Thorborg (MS), Anton Dermota (T), Alexander Kipnis (B); Vienna Philharmonic and Chorus of the Vienna Staatsoper
June 29, 1937; Théâtre des Champs-Élysées (live performance)
    • CD: EMI (Japan) BCD-24; EMI (Japan) TOCE 9099
 
Bruckner: Te Deum
(b) Frances Yeend (S), Martha Lipton (MS), David Lloyd (T), Mack Harrell (B); Westminster Choir; New York Philharmonic; John F. Williamson, Chorus Master
March 7, 1953; Carnegie Hall
    • LP: ML 4980; GBL 5629; BRG 72317; Educational Media Associates EMA 105
    • CD: Sony SMK 64480; Sony SX13K 92460
 
Bruckner: Te Deum
(c) Hilde Güden (S), Hilde Zadek (MS), Erich Majkut (T), Gottlob Frick (B); Vienna Philharmonic and Chorus of the Vienna Staatsoper
November 13, 1955; Vienna Staatsoper (live performance)
     • CD: Nuova Era 2303; Palladio PD 1209
________________________________________________________________________
 
BUSONI, FERRUCCIO
 
Busoni: Concerto for Violin
 
Adolf Busch, Violin; Concertgebouw Orchestra 
March 12, 1936; [Grotezaal, Concertgebouw] (live performance)
    • LP: Rococo 2023; Bruno Walter Society IGI-335
   • CD: Music& Arts CD 861; Istituto Discografico Italiano IDIS 334; Q Disc 97017 (13-CD set)
________________________________________________________________________
 
CHERUBINI, LUIGI
 
Cherubini: Les Deux Journées, ou Le Porteur d’eau (Der Wasserträger) – Overture
 
Berlin Staatskapelle 
ca. March 1925; [Berlin]
    • 78: Polydor 66073
________________________________________________________________________
 
CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC
 
Chopin: Concerto for Piano No. 1 in C minor 
 
Arthur Rubinstein, Piano; New York Philharmonic
February 9, 1947; Carnegie Hall
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 740
    • CD: New York Philharmonic Special Editions NYP 9701; AS Disc AS 411
 
________________________________________________________________________
 
Chopin: Nocturne No. 2 in E-flat major, Opus 9, No. 2  
 
Bruno Walter, Piano
July 2, 1952; Bruno Walter’s home, Beverly Hills (live performance)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 807
________________________________________________________________________
 
Chopin: Waltz No. 7 in C-sharp minor, Opus 64, No. 2  
 
Bruno Walter, Piano
July 2, 1952; Bruno Walter’s home, Beverly Hills (live performance)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 807
 
________________________________________________________________________
 
CORELLI, ARCANGELO
 
Corelli: Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8 (“Christmas”)
 
Corelli: “Christmas” Concerto
(a) London Symphony Orchestra
September 13, 1938; Abbey Road Studio
    • 78: VM 600; DB 3639/40
    • CD: Dutton CDLX 7008; EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64
 
Corelli: “Christmas” Concerto
(b) NBC Symphony Orchestra
March 25, 1939; Studio 8-H (live broadcast)
    • Source: Rodgers & Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
 
Corelli: “Christmas” Concerto
(c) Boston Symphony Orchestra 
January 21, 1947; Symphony Hall (live broadcast)
    • CD: Wing (Japan) WCD 57
 
Corelli: “Christmas” Concerto
(d) Chicago  Symphony Orchestra 
November 17 or 19, 1948; Chicago (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
________________________________________________________________________
 
DEBUSSY, CLAUDE
 
Debussy: La Mer
 
New York Philharmonic 
January 19, 1941; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society 808; New York Philharmonic Fundraiser Album 841/2
    • CD: AS Disc AS 418
________________________________________________________________________
 
Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun)
 
Debussy: Afternoon of a Faun
(a) NBC Symphony Orchestra
March 2, 1940; Studio 8-H (live broadcast)
    • CD: Serenade (Japan) SEDR-2006
 
Debussy: Afternoon of a Faun
(b) Standard Symphony Orchestra
June 19, 1949; Los Angeles (live broadcast)
    • CD: AS Disc AS 418 (orchestra wrongly identified as New York Philharmonic)
 
Debussy: Afternoon of a Faun
(c) Philadelphia Orchestra 
March 1, 1947; [Academy of Music] (live broadcast)
    • CD: The Philadelphia Orchestra: The Centennial Collection
________________________________________________________________________
 
DVORÁK, ANTONÍN
 
Dvorák: Slavonic Dance in C Major, Op. 6, No. 1
New York Philharmonic
February 4, 1941; [Liederkranz Hall]
    • 78: Columbia CX-211
    • CD: Sony SK 64466
________________________________________________________________________
 
Dvorák: Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88
 
Dvorák: Symphony No. 8
(a) New York Philharmonic
November 28, 1947; [Carnegie Hall]
    • 78: Columbia M-770
    • LP: Columbia ML 4119; 33 CX 1036; Educational Media Associates EMA 105
    • CD: Sony (Japan) SRCR 8734; Sony (France) 5081742
 
Dvorák: Symphony No. 8
(b) New York Philharmonic 
February 15, 1948; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • CD: AS Disc AS 411; Music & Arts CD-714; History 205244-303
 
Dvorák: Symphony No. 8
(c) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
February 8 and 12, 1961; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia ML 5761; BRG 72097; Stereo: MS 6361; SBRG 72097
    • CD: CBS/Sony MK 42038; Sony SMK 64484
________________________________________________________________________
 
Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 (“From the New World”)
 
Dvorák: Symphony No. 9
(a) Standard Symphony Orchestra
July 16, 1942; Los Angeles (live performance)
    • CD: Music & Arts CD 788
 
Dvorák: Symphony No. 9
(b) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
February 14, 16, 20, 1959; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia ML 5384; Philips ABL 3291; Columbia (UK) BRG 72093; Stereo: Columbia MS 6066; Philips SABL 152; Columbia (UK) SBRG 72097
    • CD: CBS/Sony MK 42039; Sony SMK 64484
________________________________________________________________________
 
GLUCK, CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD
 
Gluck: Iphigenia in Aulis – Overture
 
New York Philharmonic 
December 23, 1954; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • CD: Testament SBT 1424
________________________________________________________________________
 
GOLDMARK, KARL
 
Goldmark: Concerto for Violin in A minor, Opus 28
 
Nathan Milstein, Violin; New York Philharmonic
November 1, 1942; Carnegie Hall
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 523
    • CD: AS Disc AS 407; Arlecchino ARL 96/97; One-Eleven URS 50140
________________________________________________________________________
 
HANDEL, GEORGE FRIDERIC 
 
Handel: Concerto Grosso in B minor, Op. 6, No. 12
 
Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire de Paris
May 17, 1938; Paris
    • 78: DB 3601/2
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64
________________________________________________________________________
 
Handel: Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 6
 
NBC Symphony Orchestra
February 17, 1940; Studio 8-H (live broadcast)
    • CD: Serenade (Japan) SEDR-2007
 
________________________________________________________________________
 
Handel: Messiah – “My Redeemer Liveth”
 
Eileen Farrell, Soprano; New York Philharmonic
May 13, 1945; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
________________________________________________________________________
 
HAYDN, JOSEPH
 
Haydn: Concerto for Cello in D major, H. VIIB:2
 
Joseph Schuster, Cello; New York Philharmonic
April 11, 1943; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
________________________________________________________________________
 
Haydn: The Seasons – “O Welcome Now”
 
Simonetta Mazzolini, Soprano; San Francisco Symphony Orchestra 
April 18, 1954; War Memorial Opera House (live broadcast) 
    • LP: CLS RPCL 2031; Bruno Walter Society (Japan) BWS 1011
________________________________________________________________________
 
Haydn: Symphony No. 86 in D major
 
Haydn: Symphony No. 86
(a) London Symphony Orchestra
September 13, 1938; Abbey Road Studio No. 1
    • 78: VM 578; DB 3647/9
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society 999
    • CD: Dutton CDLX 7008; Historical Performers HP 20; EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64
 
Haydn: Symphony No. 86
(b) NBC Symphony Orchestra 
February 10, 1940; Studio 8-H (live broadcast)
    • CD: Serenade (Japan) SEDR-12
 
Haydn: Symphony No. 86
(c) New York Philharmonic 
December 12, 1948; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • CD: AS Disc AS 407
 
________________________________________________________________________
 
Haydn: Symphony No. 88 in G major
 
Haydn: Symphony No. 88
(a) New York Philharmonic 
November 7, 1943; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • CD: AS Disc AS 407
 
Haydn: Symphony No. 88
(b) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
March 4 & 8, 1961; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia ML 5886; ML 6269; Philips BRG 72141; Stereo: Columbia MS 6486; MS 6869; Philips SBRG 72141
    • CD: CBS/Sony MK 44777; Sony SMK 64485
________________________________________________________________________
 
Haydn: Symphony No. 92 in G major (“Oxford”)
 
Haydn: Symphony No. 92
(a) Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire de Paris
May 7, 1938; Paris
    • 78: VM 682; DB 3559/61
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society 999; RCA Camden CAL 257 (pseudonymous orchestra, anonymous conductor)
    • CD: VAI Audio VAIA 1081; Pearl GEMM CD 9945; EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64; History 205242-303; EMI CZS5751332
 
Haydn: Symphony No. 92
(b) NBC Symphony Orchestra
March 18, 1939; Studio 8-H (live broadcast)
    • CD: Serenade (Japan) SEDR-13
 
Haydn: Symphony No. 92
(c) Boston Symphony Orchestra
January 21, 1947; Symphony Hall (live broadcast)
    • CD: Wing (Japan) WCD 58; Boston Symphony Orchestra: Symphony Hall Centennial Celebration / From the Broadcast Archives, 1943–2000
________________________________________________________________________
 
Haydn: Symphony No. 95 in C minor
 
New York Philharmonic
January 25, 1948; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: New York Philharmonic Archives
________________________________________________________________________
 
Haydn: Symphony No. 96 in D major (“Miracle”)
 
Haydn: Symphony No. 96
(a) Vienna Philharmonic
May 5, 1937; Vienna
    • 78: VM 885; DB 3282/4
    • LP: RCA Camden LCT 6015
    • CD: Preiser 90114; EMI (Japan) TOCE 7761-74; Pearl GEMM CD 9945; Opus Kura OPK 2032 (Japan)
 
Haydn: Symphony No. 96
(b) New York Philharmonic
November 29 & December 6, 1954; 30th Street Studio
    • LP: Columbia ML 5059; GBL 5622
    • CD: Sony SMK 64486
 
Haydn: Symphony No. 96
(c) New York Philharmonic 
November 21, 1954; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • CD: AS Disc AS 304; Nota Blu 93.5115 1/2
 
Haydn: Symphony No. 96
(d) Orchestre National de la R. T. F.
May 12, 1955; Théâtre des Champs-Élysées (live performance)
    • LP: Educational Media Associates EMA 105
    • CD: AS Disc 309; Tahra TAH 587-589
________________________________________________________________________
 
Haydn: Symphony No. 100 in G major (“Military”)
 
Haydn: Symphony No. 100
(a) Vienna Philharmonic
January 10, 1938; Vienna
    • 78: VM 472; DB 3421/3
    • LP: RCA Camden CAL 257 (pseudonymous orchestra, anonymous conductor); Everest 3423
    • CD: Preiser 90141; EMI (Japan) TOCE 7761-74; Opus Kura OPK 2017/8 (Japan; this includes transfers of both the Japanese and French pressings)
 
Haydn: Symphony No. 100
(b) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
March 2 & 4, 1961; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia ML 5886; Columbia (UK) BRG 72141; stereo: Columbia MS 6486; Columbia (UK) SBRG 72141
    • CD: CBS/Sony MK 44777; Sony SMK 64485
________________________________________________________________________
 
Haydn: Symphony No. 102 in B-flat major
 
New York Philharmonic
February 18, 1953; 30th Street Studio
    • LP: ML 5059; GBL 5622
    • CD: Sony SMK 64485
________________________________________________________________________
 
HINDEMITH, PAUL
 
Hindemith: Sinfonia Serena
 
New York Philharmonic
February 15, 1948; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • CD: AS Disc AS 421; Music & Arts CD 714; History 205246-303
________________________________________________________________________
 
INDY, VINCENT D’
 
d’Indy: Istar, Opus 42 (Symphonic Variations)
 
NBC Symphony Orchestra 
February 24, 1940; Studio 8-H (live broadcast)
    • Source: Rodgers & Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
_______________________________________________________________________
 
MAHLER, GUSTAV
 
Mahler: Kindertotenlieder
 
Kathleen Ferrier, Contralto; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
October 4, 1949; Kingsway Hall, London
    • 78: Columbia LX 8939/41
    • LP: Columbia ML 2187; ML 4980; 32 26 0016; Seraphim 60203;
His Master’s Voice HLM 7002; EMI Da Capo 1C 147 01402/3 M; Toshiba/EMI Angel GR 2158; Educational Media Associates EMA 105
    • CD: EMI CDH 7610032; CDH7 61014; 7243 5 66963 2 7; EMI CZS5751332 (“Nun will die Sonn’ so hell aufgeh’n” only)
________________________________________________________________________
 
Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Youth’s Magic Horn) – Selections
 
Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn ( “Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht?” “Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen”)
(a) Hilde Güden, Soprano; Vienna Philharmonic
November 6, 1955; Musikvereinsaal (live performance)
    • CD: andante 4973
 
Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn (“Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen”)
(b) Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Soprano; Vienna Philharmonic
May 29, 1960; Musikvereinsaal (live performance)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 705; BWS 1008; Columbia OZ 7938/9;
Discocorp RR 537; RR 208
    • CD: Music & Arts CD 705/6; Hunt/Arkadia CD 767; Verona 467 075; Seven Seas
KICC 2225/6
________________________________________________________________________
 
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth)
 
Mahler: The Song of the Earth
(a) Kerstin Thorborg, Contralto; Charles Kullmann, Tenor; Vienna Philharmonic
May 24, 1936; Musikvereinssaal (live performance)
    • 78: Columbia ROX 165/71; Columbia M 300; Columbia D 124
    • LP: HMV HLM 7007; Seraphim 60191; EMI DaCapo 1C 047 01204 M; Toshiba/EMI GR 2224; GR 70058; EAC 57049; Perennial 2004
    • CD: Priceless D 19122; Pearl GEMM CD 9413; EMI CDHE 64294; Music & Arts
CD 749; EMI (Japan) TOCE 7761/74; Dutton Laboratories CDEA 5014; Opus Kura OPK 2049; Naxos 8.110850
 
Mahler: The Song of the Earth (only fragments of “Der Trunkene im Frühling” and “Der Abschied”)
(b) Kathleen Ferrier, Contralto; Peter Pears, Tenor; Vienna Philharmonic
September 11, 1947; Usher Hall, Edinburgh (live broadcast)
    • CD: Pearl GEMM 0229
 
Mahler: The Song of the Earth
(c) Kathleen Ferrier, Contralto; Set Svanholm, Tenor; New York Philharmonic
January 18, 1948; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • LP: Discocorp IGI 374 (“Von der Schönheit” and “Der Abschied” only)
    • CD: New York Philharmonic Special Editions NYP 9801/12; Naxos 8.110029
 
Mahler: The Song of the Earth
(d) Kathleen Ferrier, Contralto; Julius Patzak, Tenor; Vienna Philharmonic
May 15, 16, & 20, 1952; Musikvereinssaal
    • LP: Decca LXT 2721/22; LXT 5576; LXT 6278; ACL 305; London LL 675/6; A 4212; R 23182; K15C 5025
    • CD: Decca/London 414 194 2 DH/LH; 433 330 2; Decca 289 466 576 2 DM; London POCL 9961
 
Mahler: The Song of the Earth
(e) Kathleen Ferrier, Contralto; Julius Patzak, Tenor; Vienna Philharmonic
May 17, 1952; Musikvereinssaal (live performance?)
     • CD: andante 4973
Note: Persuasive arguments have been made that this performance is almost identical to that of the studio recording (Decca LXT 2721/22).
Mahler: The Song of the Earth

(f) Kathleen Ferrier, Contralto; Julius Patzak, Tenor; Vienna Philharmonic
May 17 [or 18], 1952; Musikvereinssaal (live broadcast)
     • CD: Tahra TAH 482
 
Mahler: The Song of the Earth
(g) Elena Nikolaidi, Contralto; Set Svanholm, Tenor; New York Philharmonic
February 22, 1953; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 1065
    • CD: Seven Seas KICC 2075; AS Disc AS 403; Notes PGP 11020; Music & Arts
CD 950
 
Mahler: The Song of the Earth
(h) Maureen Forrester, Contralto; Richard Lewis, Tenor; New York Philharmonic
April 16, 1960; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • CD: Music& Arts CD 206
 
Mahler: The Song of the Earth
(i) Mildred Miller, Mezzo-Soprano; Ernst Haefliger, Tenor; New York Philharmonic
April 18 and 25, 1960; Manhattan Center
    • LP: Columbia M2L 255; ML 5826; D3L 344; stereo: M2S 617; MS 6426; D3S 744; Y 30043; MP 39027; Philips 835 572 AY; SABL 197
    • CD: CBS/Sony 35DC 115; MK 42034; SMK 64455; Sony SX13K 92460
________________________________________________________________________
 
 
Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer)
 
Mildred Miller, Mezzo-Soprano; Columbia Symphony Orchestra
June 30 and July 1, 1960; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia M2L 255 & ML 5888; Columbia (UK) BRG 72142; stereo: Columbia M2S 617 & MS 6488; Columbia (UK) SBRG 72142; CBS 78222
    • CD: CBS/Sony 35DC 127; CBS/Sony MK 42025; Sony SM2K 64447; Sony SX13K 92460
________________________________________________________________________
 
Mahler: Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit – Selections: “Erinnerung,” “Scheiden und Meiden,” “Nicht wiedersehen!,” “Ich ging mit Lust,” “Ablösung im Sommer,” “Hans und Grete,” “Frühlingsmorgen,” “Starke Einbildungskraft”
 
Desi Halban, Soprano; Bruno Walter, Piano
December 16, 1947; Los Angeles
    • 78: Columbia MM 809
    • LP: Columbia/CBS SL 171; Educational Media Associates EMA 105; Philips ABL 3188/9; A 0133/4 L; Educational Media Associates EMA 105
    • CD: MPK 46450; SRCR 8686; SMK 64450; Dante LYS 315; Sony SX13K 92460
________________________________________________________________________
 
Mahler: Rückert Lieder – Selections
 
Mahler: Rückert Lieder (“Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen” only)
(a) Kerstin Thorborg, Contralto; Vienna Philharmonic
May 24, 1936; Musikvereinssaal (live performance)
    • 78: Columbia LB 45; LC 23; 4201M
    • LP: HMV HLM 7007; EMI DaCapo 1C 047 01204 M; Toshiba/EMI Angel GR 70058; EAC 57049;  Parnassus 4
    • CD: EMI CDHE 64294; Pearl GEMM CD 9413; Music & Arts CD 749; EMI (Japan) TOCE 7761-74; Dutton Laboratories CDEA 5014; Naxos 8.110850
 
Mahler: Rückert Lieder (“Ich atmet’ einen Linden Duft,” “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen,” “Um Mitternacht”)
(b) Kathleen Ferrier, Contralto; Vienna Philharmonic
May 20, 1952; Musikvereinssaal, Vienna
    • LP: Decca LXT 2721/2; LW 5123; ACL 318; AKF 1-7; London LL 625/6; A 4212;
LD 9137
    • CD: Decca 421 299 2DH; 433 802 2DM10; 433 477 2DM; 289 466 576 2DM
 
Mahler: Rückert Lieder (“Ich atmet’ einen Linden Duft”)
(c) Hilde Güden, Soprano; Vienna Philharmonic
November 6, 1955; Musikvereinsaal (live performance)
    • CD: andante 4973
 
Mahler: Rückert Lieder (“Ich atmet’ einen Linden Duft” and “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen”)
(d) Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Soprano; Vienna Philharmonic
May 29, 1960; Musikvereinssaal (live performance)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 705; BWS 1008; Columbia OZ 7938/9;
Discocorp RR 537
    • CD: Music & Arts CD 705/6; Hunt/Arkadia CD 767; Verona 467 075
________________________________________________________________________
 
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major (“Titan”)
 
Mahler: Symphony No. 1
(a) NBC Symphony Orchestra
April 8, 1939; Studio 8-H (live performance)
    • CD: Eklipse (Japan) T-6; Grammofono 2000 AB 78595
 
Mahler: Symphony No. 1
(b) Concertgebouw Orchestra
October 16, 1947; [Concertgebouw] (live performance)
    • CD: Q Disc 97017 (13-CD set)
 
Mahler: Symphony No. 1
(c) London Philharmonic Orchestra
November 6, 1947; Royal Albert Hall, London (live broadcast)
    • CD: Testament SBT 1429
 
Mahler: Symphony No. 1
(d) New York Philharmonic
February 12, 1950; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • LP: Seven Seas K22C 181
    • CD: AS Disc AS 402; Notes PGP 11006; Legend LGD 106
 
Mahler: Symphony No. 1
(e) Musikalische Akademie (Bayerisches Staatsorchester)
October 2, 1950; Deutsches Museum, Munich (live performance)
    • CD: Orfeo C 562 021 B
 
Mahler: Symphony No. 1
(f) New York Philharmonic
January 24, 1954; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • LP: Longanesi Periodici “I Grandi Concerti” GCL 20 (erroneously credited to Dimitri Mitropoulos and misdated as 1955)
 
Mahler: Symphony No. 1
(g) New York Philharmonic
January 25, 1954; Carnegie Hall
    • LP: Columbia SL 218; ML 4958; CBS A 01150; 39770; CBS/Sony SOCF 121; 20AC 1955; Philips ABL 3044; ABL 3222
    • CD: CBS/Sony 32DC 577; Sony (Japan) SRCR 8685; Sony MHK 63328
 
Mahler: Symphony No. 1
(h) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
January 14 & 16, 1961, and February 4 & 6, 1961; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia/CBS ML 5794; BRG 72099; stereo: Columbia MS 6394; Columbia (UK) SBRG 72099; 61116; Odyssey Y 30047; MY 37235; M3P 39635
    • CD: CBS/Sony 35DC 90; MK 42031; MYK 37235; M2BK 45674; Sony SM2K 64447; Sony (Japan) SRCR 8766/71; SRCR 8794; Sony SX13K 92460
________________________________________________________________________
 
Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C minor (“Resurrection”)
 
Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (sung in English)
(a) Nadine Conner, Soprano; Mona Paulee, Mezzo-Soprano; New York Philharmonic; Westminster Choir; John F. Williamson, Chorus Master
January 25, 1948; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private Collection – unverified
 
Mahler: Symphony No. 2
(b) Maria Cebotari, Soprano; Rosette Anday, Contralto; Vienna Philharmonic 
May 15, 1948; Musikvereinssaal (live performance)
    • LP: CBS/Sony SOCN 19/20; 40AC 1962/3; Bruno Walter Society BWS 367;
Educational Media Associates EMA 105
    • CD: CBS/Sony 42DC 5197/8; Nuova Era 2314/5; Grammofono 2000 AB 78787/8; andante 4973
 
Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (sung in English)
(c) Nadine Conner, Soprano; Jean Watson, Mezzo-Soprano; New York Philharmonic; Westminster Choir; John F. Williamson, Chorus Master
December 5, 1948; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 1067/8
 
Mahler: Symphony No. 2
(d) Maria Stader, Soprano; Maureen Forrester, Mezzo-Soprano; New York Philharmonic; Westminster Choir; John F. Williamson, Chorus Master
February 17, 1957; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • Source: New York Philharmonic Archives
 
Mahler: Symphony No. 2
(e) Emilia Cundari, Soprano; Maureen Forrester, Mezzo-Soprano; New York Philharmonic; Westminster Choir; John F. Williamson, Chorus Master
February 18, 1957; February 17& 21, 1958; Carnegie Hall
    • LP: Columbia/CBS M2L 256; BRG 72052/3; Philips ABL 3245/6; stereo: M2S 601; SBRG 72052/3; Y2 30848; 61282/3; T-4; M3P 39635; Philips SABL 189/90
    • CD: CBS/Sony 56DC 131/32; M2K 42032; M2BK 45674; SM2K 64447; Sony SX13K 92460
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Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G major
 
Mahler: Symphony No. 4 (last movement sung in English)
(a) Desi Halban, Soprano; New York Philharmonic
February 6, 1944; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • Source: Private collection
 
Mahler: Symphony No. 4
(b) Desi Halban, Soprano; New York Philharmonic
May 10, 1945; Carnegie Hall
    • 78: Columbia M/MM 589; LX 949/54; LVX 21/6; LX 8522/7
    • LP: Columbia/CBS ML 4031; 33CX 1034; Odyssey 32 16 0025; 32 16 0026E (simulated stereo);  Philips NBL 5038; GBL 5608; CBS/Sony 20AC 1956
    • CD: CBS/Sony 32DC 578; MPK 46450; SRCR 8686; SMK 64450; Sony SX13K 92460
 
Mahler: Symphony No. 4 (last movement perhaps sung in English)
(c) Desi Halban, Soprano; Philadelphia Orchestra
February 4 or 5, 1946; [Academy of Music]  (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
 
Mahler: Symphony No. 4
(d) Desi Halban, Soprano; Boston Symphony Orchestra
March 25, 1947; Symphony Hall (live performance)
    • CD: Seven Seas KICC K30Y 305; Dante LYS 315
 
Mahler: Symphony No. 4
(e) Irmgard Seefried, Soprano; Vienna Philharmonic
August 24, 1950; Festspielhaus, Salzburg (live performance)
    • CD: Varèse Sarabande VCD 47228; MCA Classics MCAD 42337; Originals SH 836
 
Mahler: Symphony No. 4
(f) Annelies Kupper, Soprano; Städtisches Opernhaus- und Museumsorchester, Frankfurt
September 4, 1950; Frankfurt (live performance)
    • CD: Greenhill GH 0001
 
Mahler: Symphony No. 4
(g) Carla Schlean, Soprano; RAI Symphony Orchestra
April 19, 1952; Rome (live broadcast) 
    • CD: Tahra TAH 620-621
 
Mahler: Symphony No. 4
(h) Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Soprano; Concertgebouw Orchestra
June 6, 1952; Kurhaus Scheveningen (live performance)
    • CD: Globe GLOBE 6905; RN Music MCCL97018
 
Mahler: Symphony No. 4
(i) Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Soprano; Concertgebouw Orchestra
[June 1952; Concertgebouw] (live performance) 
    • CD: Music & Arts CD 1090(2)
Note: The date for this performance—given as June 19, 1952—is in question; nevertheless, this performance seems different from that of June 6, 1952, and almost certainly derives from the concerts Walter gave with the Concertgebouw in June 1952. 
Mahler: Symphony No. 4

(j) Irmgard Seefried, Soprano; New York Philharmonic
January 4, 1953; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • LP: Seven Seas K22C 182
    • CD: Music & Arts CD 656
 
Mahler: Symphony No. 4
(k) Maria Stader, Soprano; Orchestre National de la R. T. F.
May 12, 1955; Théâtre des Champs-Élysées (live performance)
    • LP: Educational Media Associates EMA 105
    • CD: Nuova Era 2233; Allegro CDO 1050; Tahra TAH 587-589
 
Mahler: Symphony No. 4
(l) Hilde Güden, Soprano; Vienna Philharmonic
November 6, 1955; Musikvereinssaal (live performance)
    • CD: Deutsche Grammophon 435 334-2; andante 4973
 
Mahler: Symphony No. 4
(m) Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Soprano; Vienna Philharmonic
May 29, 1960; Musikvereinssaal (live performance)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 705
    • CD: Music & Arts CD 705; Hunt/Arkadia CD 767
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Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor and D major
 
Mahler: Symphony No. 5 (fourth movement only, Adagietto)
(a) Vienna Philharmonic
January 15, 1938; Musikvereinssaal
    • 78: HMV DB 3406; Victor 12319
    • LP: Vox VSPS 16; EMI SH 193/4; 1C 147 01402/3 M; 2C 151-53824/5; EAC 1066; EAC 57047/8
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 7761/74; TOCE 7827; Pearl GEMM CD 9413; Preiser 90114; Music& Arts CD 749; Dutton Laboratories CDEA 5014; EMI CZS5751332; Classic Press CPCD-2005 (included in the Japanese publication Classic Press, No. 12, Autumn 2002); Opus Kura OPK 2017/8 (Japan); Naxos 8.110850
 
Mahler: Symphony No. 5
(b) New York Philharmonic
February 10, 1947; Carnegie Hall
    • 78: MM 718; LCX 8019/26
    • LP: Columbia/CBS SL 171; Odyssey 32 26 0016 (simulated stereo); 78222 (simulated stereo); Philips ABL 3188/9; L 09407-L; A 01333/4 L; CBS/Sony 32DC 579
    • CD: Sony Classical SRCR 8687; MPK 47683; SMK 64451; History 205246-303; Sony SX13K 92460
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Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D
 
Mahler: Symphony No. 9
(a) Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
January 15, 1938; Musikvereinssaal (live performance)
    • Source: HMV recording sheets 
 
Mahler: Symphony No. 9
(a) Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
January 16, 1938; Musikvereinssaal (live performance)
    • 78: HMV DB 8569/78; Victor M 726
    • LP: RCA LCT 6015; Vox VSPS 16; Turnabout/Vox THS 65008/9; Murray Hill 934620; EMI SH 193/4; 1C 147 01402/3 M; 2C 151-53824/5; EAC 57047/8;
GR 2225/6
    • CD: EMI CDH 63029; EMI (Japan) TOCE 7761/74; TOCE 7827; Dutton Laboratories CDEA 5005; Naxos 8.110852
 
Mahler: Symphony No. 9
(c) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
January 16, 18, 21 and 30, 1961; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia M2L 276; D3L 344; Columbia (UK) BRG 72068/9; stereo: Columbia M2S 676; D3S 744; Odyssey Y2 30308; Columbia (UK) SBRG 72068/9; 61369/70; 40AC 1834/35
    • CD: CBS/Sony 56DC 141/42; 46DC 5056/7; Sony SM2K 64452 (plus rehearsal sequence and interview with Arnold Michaelis); Sony SX13K 92460 (plus rehearsal sequence and interview with Arnold Michaelis)
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MASON, DANIEL GREGORY
 
Mason: Suite after English Folksongs, Opus 32
 
NBC Symphony Orchestra
March 25, 1939; Studio 8-H (live performance)
    • Source: Voice of America Archives
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Mason: Symphony No. 2, Opus 30
 
New York Philharmonic 
April 11, 1948; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • Source: Rodgers &  Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
________________________________________________________________________
 
Mason: Symphony No. 3, Opus 35 (“Lincoln”)
 
New York Philharmonic
February 6, 1943; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Rodgers & Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound (last movement incomplete)
________________________________________________________________________
 
MENDELSSOHN, FELIX
 
Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin in E minor, Opus 64
 
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
(a) Nathan Milstein, Violin; New York Philharmonic
March 7, 1945; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • 78: V-Disc 696/8 – unverified
 
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
(b) Nathan Milstein, Violin; New York Philharmonic
May 16, 1945; Carnegie Hall
    • 78: Columbia MM 577; D 158
    • LP: Columbia/CBS ML 4001; Y 34604; Bruno Walter Society BWS 716
    • CD: Sony SMK 64459; Sony SSK 5770 (promotional); Pearl GEMM CD 9259; Dante LYS 338
 
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
(c) Zino Francescatti, Violin; New York Philharmonic
March 9, 1947; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society (Japan)
________________________________________________________________________
 
Mendelssohn: Die Hebriden (The Hebrides or Fingal’s Cave) – Overture, Opus 26
 
Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture
(a) Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
ca. 1923; Berlin (acoustic recording)
    • 78: Polydor 65930; 69589
    • LP: DG 2740 259; 2892 059
    • CD: DG POGC 2127; 459 000-2
 
Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture (opening bars not recorded)
(b) New York Philharmonic
February 15, 1948; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • CD: Music & Arts CD 714
Note: The opening two bars are missing from the Music & Arts CD issue.
________________________________________________________________________
 
Mendelssohn: Lieder 
 
Mendelssohn: Lieder – “Auf Flügeln des Gesanges,” Opus 34, No. 2
Lotte Lehmann, Soprano; Bruno Walter, Piano 
[April 17, 1950; San Francisco] (live performance)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 729, BWS 807
    • CD: Eklipse EKR CD 20
 
Mendelssohn: Lieder – “Die Liebende schreibt,” Opus 86, No. 3 
Elisabeth Schumann, Soprano; Bruno Walter, Piano 
February 4, 1950; Town Hall, New York (live performance)
    • LP: Voce 117
    
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Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Opus 21 & 61 – Incidental Music
 
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Nocturne)
(a) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
February 11, 1925; London (acoustical recording)
    • 78: Columbia 67086-D; L 1651
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64
 
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Scherzo, Intermezzo, Nocturne, Wedding March)
(b) Orchestre de la  Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
May 9, 1938; Paris 
    • Source: HMV recording sheets; these were never issued and may not survive in any form.
 
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Scherzo)
(c) New York Philharmonic
May 16, 1945; Carnegie Hall
    • 45: Columbia A1577
    • 78: Columbia MM 577
    • LP: CBS/Sony 20AC 1958
    • CD: Dante LYS 338
 
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Overture, Scherzo & Nocturne)
(d) New York Philharmonic
December 12, 1948; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • LP: New York Philharmonic/WQXR 1984 Radiothon Special Edition 841/2
    • CD: Wing (Japan) WCD 36; Music & Arts CD 822
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Songs Without Words, Opus 67 – “Spinnerlied” (“Spinning Song”) 
 
Bruno Walter, Piano
July 2, 1952; Bruno Walter’s home, Beverly Hills (live recording, not from broadcast)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 807
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MOORE, DOUGLAS
 
Moore: Symphony No. 2
 
New York Philharmonic
February 22, 1948; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: New York Philharmonic Archives
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MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS
 
Mozart: Arias (selections) 
 
Mozart: Arias – “L’amero, saro constante” from Il Re pastore (with Saint-Saëns cadenza); “Voi, che sapete” from Le nozze di Figaro (in French); “Der Hölle Rache” from Die Zauberflöte (in French); “Ach ich liebte” and “Welche Wonne” from Die Entführung aus dem Serail (in Italian and French); “Alleluja” from Exsultate, jubilate, K. 165 (158a)
(a) Lily Pons, Soprano; Orchestra
May 11, 1942; New York
    • 78: CM 518; 17435D 
    • LP: Columbia ML 4217; Odyssey Y 31152
    • CD: Sony SM3K 47211; CD BW-02 (in Michele Selvini, Bruno Walter: La porta dell’ eternità; not included: “Voi, che sapete” and “Ach ich liebte”)
 
Mozart: Arias – “Se vuol ballare” and “Aprite un pò quegl’occhi” from Le nozze di Figaro; “Madamina!” from Don Giovanni; “Ha! wie will ich triumphieren” from Die Entführung aus dem Serail (in Italian); “In diesen heil’gen Hallen” from Die Zauberflöte (in Italian); concert aria “Mentre ti lascio, o figlia,” K. 513
(b) Ezio Pinza, Bass; Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera Association
February 21, 1946; April 17, 1946; February 7, 1947; New York
    • 78: CM 643; 71844D 
    • LP: Odyssey Y 31152
    • CD: Sony SM3K 47211; CD BW-02 (in Michele Selvini, Bruno Walter: La porta dell’ eternità)
 
Mozart: Arias – “Bester Jüngling!” from Der Schauspieldirektor; “Traurigkeit ward mir zur Lose” from Die Entführung aus dem Serail; “Dove Sono” from Le nozze di Figaro; “Ach, ich fühl’s” from Die Zauberflöte; “Per pieta, ben mio, perdona” from Così fan tutte; “In quale eccessi—Mi tradi quell’alma ingrata” and “Non mi dir, bell’idol mio” from Don Giovanni 
(c) Eleanor Steber, Soprano; Columbia Symphony Orchestra
February 14 & 21, 1953; New York City
    • LP: Columbia ML 4694; Odyssey 32 16 0363
    • CD: Sony SM3K 47211
 
Mozart: Arias – “Se vuol ballare,” “Non più andrai,” “Hai già vinta—Vedrò, mentr’io sospiro,” “Tutto è disposto—Aprite un pò quegl’occhi,” and “La vendetta” from Le nozze di Figaro; concert arias “Mentre ti lascio, o figlia,” K. 513; “Rivolgete a lui lo sguardo,” K. 584; “Per questa bella mano,” K. 612
(d) George London, Bass-Baritone; Columbia Symphony Orchestra
May 7 & 8, 1953; Los Angeles
    • LP: Columbia ML 4699
    • CD: Sony SM3K 47211
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Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito – Overture, K. 621
 
Vienna Philharmonic
January 15, 1938; Musikvereinssaal
    • 78: HMV DB 6032; Victor 12506
    • LP: EMI 1C 147-50178/80 M; EMI (Japan) EAC 57038/52; GR 2259; Turnabout/Vox THS 65063
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 7761/74; EMI CHS 7 63912 2; LYS 527/30
 
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Mozart:  Concerto for Piano No. 14 in E-flat major, K. 449
 
Myra Hess, Piano; New York Philharmonic
January 17, 1954; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 36; Penzance PR 36
    • CD: Music & Arts CD 275; AS Disc AS 401; Historical Performers HP 9; Istituto Discografico Italiano IDIS 6434
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Mozart: Concerto for Piano No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
 
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20
(a) Bruno Walter, Piano; Vienna Philharmonic 
May 7, 1937; Musikvereinssaal
    • 78: HMV DB 3273/6; Victor M 420
    • LP: Odeon COLH 36; EMI 1C 147-50178/80 M; EMI (Japan) GR 2021;
EAC 57039/52; Turnabout/Vox THS 65170
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 7321; TOCE 7761/74; EMI CHS 7 63912 2; Preiser 90141; Pearl GEMM CD 9940; CD BW-01 (in Michele Selvini, Bruno Walter: La porta dell’ eternità)
 
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20
(b) Bruno Walter, Piano; NBC Symphony Orchestra
March 11, 1939; Studio 8-H (live broadcast)
    • CD: Seven Seas KICC 2074; AS Disc AS 404; Nota Blu 93.5116 3/4; History 205242-303; Andromeda ANDRCD 9012 (with announcement)
 
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20
(c) Rudolf Firkusny, Piano; New York Philharmonic
February 5, 1950; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • LP: CLS 2032
 
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20
(d) Myra Hess, Piano; New York Philharmonic
March 4, 1956; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 36; Penzance 36
    • CD: Music & Arts CD 275; AS Disc AS 401; Nuova Era 2259/61; Historical Performers HP 9
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Mozart: Concerto for Piano No. 22 in E-flat major, K. 482
 
Artur Schnabel, Piano; New York Philharmonic
November 16, 1941; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 717
    • CD: AS Disc AS 405; Music & Arts CD 681; Andromeda ANDRCD 9012
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Mozart: Concerto for Piano No. 23 in A major, K. 488
 
Leon Fleisher, Piano; Standard Symphony Orchestra
June 12, 1949; Hollywood Bowl (live broadcast)
    • CD: AS Disc AS 412; Eklipse (Japan) T-2; Andromeda ANDRCD 9012
____________________________________

Mozart: Concerto for Piano No. 27 in B-flat major, K. 595
 
Webster Aitken, Piano; New York Philharmonic
February 1, 1941; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • Source: Private collection
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Mozart: Concerto for Violin No. 3 in G major, K. 216
 
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.3
(a) Joseph Szigeti, Violin; NBC Symphony Orchestra
February 24, 1951; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • CD: AS Disc AS 416 (with rehearsal excerpts); Music & Arts CD 720
 
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.3
(b) Zino Francescatti, Violin; Columbia Symphony Orchestra
December 10, 12, 15 and 17, 1958; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia ML 5381; stereo: MS 6063
    • CD: CBS/Sony 35DC 124; MK 42030; MPK 52526; SMK 64468; Sony (France) 5081992
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Mozart: Concerto for Violin No. 4 in D major, K. 218
 
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 4 (cadenzas: Joachim)
(a) Bronislaw Huberman, Violin; New York Philharmonic
December 16, 1945; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • LP: Rococo 2026; Raritas 402; Discocorp RR 551
    • CD: Music & Arts CD 299; Arbiter 138
 
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 4  (excerpts)
(b) Bronislaw Huberman, Violin; New York Philharmonic  
[December 16, 1945]; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • 78: V-Disc 67 – unverified
 
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 4 (cadenzas: Joachim)
(c) Zino Francescatti, Violin; Columbia Symphony Orchestra
December 10, 12, 15 and 17, 1958; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia ML 5381; (stereo) MS 6063
    • CD: CBS/Sony 35DC 124; MK 42030; SMK 64468; Sony (France) 5081992
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Mozart: Concerto for Violin No. 5 in A major, K. 219 (“Turkish”)
 
Joseph Szigeti, Violin; New York Philharmonic
December 26, 1954; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • CD: Wing (Japan) WCD 27
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Mozart: Così fan tutte – Overture, K. 588
 
Mozart: Così fan tutte Overture
(a) Berlin State Opera Orchestra
ca. 1924; Berlin (acoustic recording)
    • 78: Polydor 66072a
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 1004
 
Mozart: Così fan tutte Overture
(b) New York Philharmonic
January 23, 1945; Carnegie Hall
    • 78: Columbia M 565
    • 45: Columbia A 1065
    • LP: Columbia BM-39; CBS/Sony SOFC 113
 
Mozart: Così fan tutte Overture
(c) New York Philharmonic
January 17, 1954; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
 
Mozart: Così fan tutte Overture
(d) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
December 18-30, 1954; 30th Street Studio
    • LP: Columbia ML 5004; CBS New York Philharmonic/WQXR 1980 Phone Festival Special Edition BM 39 (erroneously credited to the New York Philharmonic and dated January 1954)
    • CD: Sony Classical SMK 64486
 
Mozart: Così fan tutte Overture
(e) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
March 5 and 31, 1961; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia/CBS ML 5756; BRG 72043; stereo: MS 6356; SBRG 72043;
Y 30048
    • CD: CBS/Sony 35DC 72, MK 42029, MYK 37774
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Mozart: Divertimento No. 15 in B-flat major, K. 287 (271b)
 
NBC Symphony Orchestra 
March 11, 1939; Studio 8-H (live broadcast)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society (Japan) BWS 1063
    • CD: Seven Seas KICC 2074; AS Disc AS 404; Grammofono 2000 GRM 78622; Andromeda ANDRCD 9012 (with announcement)
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Mozart: Don Giovanni
 
Mozart: Don Giovanni
(a) Elisabeth Rethberg (Donna Anna), Luise Helletsgruber (Donna Elvira), Margit Bokor (Zerlina), Dino Borgioli (Don Ottavio), Ezio Pinza (Don Giovanni), Virgilio Lazzari (Leporello), Karl Ettl (Masetto), Herbert Alsen (Commendatore); Vienna Philharmonic 
August 2, 1937; Salzburg Festival; Festspielhaus, Salzburg (live performance)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 802; Operatic Archives OPA 1048; Melodram
MEL 716
    • CD: Legato Classics LCD 114-3; Radio Years RY 83
 
Mozart: Don Giovanni
(b) Rose Bampton (Donna Anna), Jarmila Novotná (Donna Elvira),  Bidú Sayão (Zerlina), Charles Kullman (Don Ottavio), Ezio Pinza (Don Giovanni), Alexander Kipnis (Leporello), Mack Harrell (Masetto), Norman Condon  (Commendatore); Metropolitan Opera Orchestra 
March 7, 1942; (Old) Metropolitan Opera House (live broadcast)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society WSA 304/6; CLS 32017
    • CD: Nuova Era 2275/77; Memories HR 4225/27; Naxos 8.110013/4; The Fourties FT 301
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Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade No. 13 in G), K. 525
 
Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik
(a) British Symphony Orchestra
May, 1931; Central Hall Westminster, London
    • 78: Columbia X 19; LX 144/5
    • LP: Artisco YD 3022
    • CD: LYS 527/30; EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051/64
 
Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik
(b) Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
December 17, 1936; Musikvereinssaal
    • 78: HMV DB 3075/6; Victor M 364
    • LP: RCA Camden CAL 253 (pseudonymous orchestra, anonymous conductor); Odeon COLH 36; EMI 1C 147-50178/80 M; Toshiba/EMI EAC 57039/52; GR 2021; Turnabout/Vox THS 65170; Bruno Walter Society (Japan) BWS 1020
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 7761/74; EMI CHS 7 63912 2; Pearl GEMM CD 9940; LYS 527/30; Classic Press CPCD-2005 (included in the Japanese publication Classic Press, No. 12, Autumn 2002); Opus Kura OPK 2021 (Japan)
 
Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik
(c) Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra 
September 8, 1950; Stockholm (live performance)
    • LP: Olympic OL 8125; Bruno Walter Society BWS 207
    • CD: AS Disc AS 309; Tahra TAH 508-509
 
Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik
(d) San Francisco Symphony Orchestra 
April 18, 1954; War Memorial Opera House (live performance)
    • LP: CLS RPCL 2031
    • CD: Eklipse T-2; Andromeda ANDRCD 9012 (plus announcement)
 
Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik
(e) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
December 2, 8, 28, and 30, 1954; 30th Street Studio
    •LP: Columbia ML 5004; WZ 1 (two movements); Philips ABL 3118; GBL 5552
    • CD: Sony SMK 64468; Sony (France) 5081992
 
Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik
(f) Orchestre National de la R. T. F.  
June 14, 1956; Théâtre des Champs-Élysées (live performance)
    • LP: Educational Media Associates EMA 105
    • CD: Nuova Era 013.6326; Venezia V-1006; Virtuoso 2697022
 
Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik
(g) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
December 17, 1958; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia/CBS ML 5756; Columbia (UK) BRG 72043; stereo: Columbia MS 6356; Columbia (UK) SBRG 72043; Odyssey Y 30048; CBS/Sony 15AC 1265
    • CD: CBS/Sony 35DC 72; MK 42029; MYK 37774; SRCR 2305
________________________________________________________________________
 
Mozart: Exsultate, jubilate, K. 165
 
Mozart: Exsultate, jubilate
(a) Lily Pons, soprano (“Alleluja” only)
Columbia Symphony Orchestra
May 11, 1942; New York City
    • 78: Columbia M 518
    • LP: Columbia ML 4217; Y 31152
    • CD: Sony SM3K 47211
 
Mozart: Exsultate, jubilate
(b) Irmgard Seefried, Soprano; New York Philharmonic 
December 27, 1953; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • CD: Stradivarius STR 10006; VOCE 120
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Mozart: La Finta Giardinera – Overture, K. 196
 
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
January 15, 1938; Musikvereinssaal, Vienna
    • 78: HMV DB 6032; DB 3431; Victor 12506; M 307
    • LP: EMI 1C 147-50178/80 M; EMI (Japan) EAC 57038/52; GR 2259; Turnabout/Vox THS 65063
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 7761-74; EMI CHS 7 63912 2; LYS 527/30; Opus Kura OPK 2032 (Japan)
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 Three German Dances, K. 605 – No. 1 in D major, No. 2 in G major, No. 3 in C major (“Sleigh Ride”)
 
Mozart: Three German Dances
(a) Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
May 4, 1937; Musikvereinssaal
    • 78: HMV DA 1570; Victor 4564
    • LP: EMI 1C 147-50178/80 M; EMI (Japan) EAC 57038/52; GR 2259; Turnabout/Vox THS 65170
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 7761/74; EMI CHS 7 63912 2; Pearl GEMM CD 9940; Opus Kura OPK 2017/8 (Japan)
 
Mozart: Three German Dances
(b) NBC Symphony Orchestra 
March 9, 1940; Studio 8-H (live performance)
    • CD: Seven Seas KICC 2074; Serenade (Japan) SEDR-14; Andromeda ANDRCD 9012
 
Mozart: Three German Dances
(c) Standard Symphony Orchestra  
May 21, 1950; Los Angeles (live performance)
    • CD: Eklipse EKR CD 1402; Eklipse (Japan) T-2; Andromeda ANDRCD 9012
 
Mozart: Three German Dances
(d) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
December 8, 1954; 30th Street Studio
    • LP: Columbia ML 5004; Philips ABL 3118; Columbia (UK) GBL 5552
    • CD: Sony SMK 64486
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Mozart: Idomeneo Overture, K. 366
 
Berlin Staatskapelle
ca. 1924; Berlin (acoustic recording)
    • 78: Polydor 66072b
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 1004
    • CD: Wing (Japan) WCD 29
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Mozart: Lied – “Das Veilchen,” K. 476
 
Elisabeth Schumann, Soprano; Bruno Walter, Piano
February 4, 1950; Town Hall, New York (live performance)
    • LP: Educational Media Associates EMA 105; Voce 117
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Mozart: Mauerische Trauermusik, K. 477 (Masonic Funeral Music) 
 
Mozart: Masonic Funeral Music
(a) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
December 18-30, 1954; 30th Street Studio
    • LP: Columbia ML 5004; Philips ABL 3118; Columbia (UK) GBL 5552
    • CD: Sony Classical SMK 64486
 
Mozart: Masonic Funeral Music
(b) Orchestre National de la R. T. F. 
June 14, 1956; Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris (live performance)
    • CD: Nuova Era 013.6326; AS Disc AS 304; Venezia V-1006
 
Mozart: Masonic Funeral Music
(c) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
March 8 & 31, 1961; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia/CBS ML 5756; Columbia (UK) BRG 72043; stereo: MS 6356; SBRG 72043;
Y 30048; CBS/Sony 15AC 1265
    • CD: CBS/Sony 35DC 72; CBS/Sony MK 42029; MYK 37774; SRCR 2305
________________________________________________________________________
 
Mozart: Mass in C minor, K. 427 (“The Great”) – “Et incarnatus est”
 
Simonetta Mazzolini, Soprano; San Francisco Symphony Orchestra 
April 18, 1954;  War Memorial Opera House (live performance)
    • LP: CLS RPCL 2031
________________________________________________________________________
 
Mozart: Minuet No. 5 in C major, K. 568; Minuet in F major, K. 599 
 
Mozart: Two Minuets
(a) NBC Symphony Orchestra 
March 9, 1940; Studio 8-H (live performance)
    • CD: Seven Seas KICC 2074; Eklipse T-2; Serenade (Japan) SEDR-14; Andromeda ANDRCD 9012
 
Mozart: Minuet in C major
(b) Standard Symphony Orchestra
May 21, 1950; Los Angeles (live broadcast)
    • CD: Andromeda ANDRCD 9012
 
Mozart: Two Minuets
(c) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
December 18-30, 1954; 30th Street Studio
    • LP: Columbia ML 5004; Philips ABL 3118; Columbia (UK) GBL 5552
    • CD: Sony Classical SMK 64486
________________________________________________________________________
 
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
 
Mozart: Marriage of Figaro
(a) Mariano Stabile (Count), Aulikki Rautawaara (Countess), Esther Réthy (Susanna), Ezio Pinza (Figaro), William Wernigk (Basilio), Virgilio Lazzari (Bartolo), Angelica Cravcenco (Marcellina), Jarmila Novotnà (Cherubino), Viktor Madin (Antonio), Dora Komarek (Barbarina), Giuseppe Nessi (Curzio); Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra 
August 19, 1937; Salzburg (live performance)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 801
    • CD: Arkadia 50004; Eklipse EKR CD 43; andante 3981
 
Mozart: Marriage of Figaro
(b) John Brownlee (Count),  Eleanor Steber (Countess), Bidù Sayão (Susanna), Ezio Pinza (Figaro), Alessio De Paolis (Basilio), Salvatore Baccaloni (Bartolo), Irra Petina (Marcellina), Jarmila Novotnà (Cherubino), Louis D’Angelo  (Antonio), Marita Farell  (Barbarina), John Garris (Curzio); Metropolitan Opera Orchestra 
January 29, 1944; Metropolitan Opera House (live broadcast)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 806; Operatic Archives OPA 1033
    • CD: AS Disc AS 419/20
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Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) – Overture 
 
Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture
(a) Mozart Festival Orchestra
[June 1928; Paris]
    • 78: WAX 3844 (matrix number; one copy known, which never circulated commercially)
 
Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture
(b) British Symphony Orchestra
April 15, 1932; Central Hall, Westminster, London
    • 78: Columbia 68133D; LX 232
    • LP: EMI 1C 147-50178/80 (erroneously credited to the BBC Symphony Orchestra); Toshiba/EMI Angel GR 2259; Turnabout/Vox THS 65063
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051/64; EMI CHS 7 63912 2 (erroneously credited to
the BBC Symphony Orchestra); EMI CZS5751332; Classic Press CPCD-2005 (included in the Japanese publication Classic Press, No. 12, Autumn 2002)
 
Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture
(c) Standard Symphony Orchestra
June 12, 1949; Los Angeles (live broadcast)
    • CD: Andromeda ANDRCD 9012
 
Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture
(d) NBC Symphony Orchestra 
February 24, 1951; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • LP: Olympic OL 8125 (erroneously credited to the Stockholm Philharmonic)
    • CD: Nuova Era 2259/61; AS Disc AS 416 (with rehearsal excepts)
 
Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture
(e) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
December 18-30, 1954; 30th Street Studio
    • LP: Columbia ML 5004; Philips ABL 3118; Columbia (UK) GBL 5552
    • CD: Sony SMK 64486
 
Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture
(f) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
March 5 and 31, 1961; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia/CBS ML 5756; Columbia (UK) BRG 72043; stereo: Columbia MS 6356; Columbia (UK) SBRG 72043; Odyssey Y 30048; M3P 39627
    • CD: CBS/Sony 35DC 72; CBS/Sony MK 42029 & MYK 37774; Sony (Japan) SRCR 2305
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Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K. 626
 
Mozart: Requiem
(a) Elisabeth Schumann (S), Kerstin Thorborg (MS), Anton Dermota (T), Alexander Kipnis (B); Vienna State Opera Chorus; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra 
June 29, 1937; Théâtre des Champs-Élysées (live performance)
    • LP: EMI EG 29 0781 1; 2907811; UORC 251 (minus “Recordare” and “Confutatis”; erroneously credited to the BBC and London Symphony Orchestras and misdated August, 1937)
    • CD: EMI CHS 7 63912 2; Toshiba/EMI TOCE 7761/74; TOCE 9099
 
Mozart: Requiem
(b) Eleanor Steber (S), Enid Szantho (MS), William Hain (T), Nicola Moscona (B); Westminster Choir; New York Philharmonic 
November 9, 1941; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • CD: Wing (Japan) WCD 54
 
Mozart: Requiem
(c) Irmgard Seefried (S), Jennie Tourel (MS), Leopold Simoneau (T), William Warfield (B); Westminster Choir; New York Philharmonic 
March 11, 1956; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • Source: Private collection
 
Mozart: Requiem
(d) Irmgard Seefried (S), Jennie Tourel (MS), Leopold Simoneau (T), William Warfield (B); Westminster Choir; New York Philharmonic 
March 10 & 12, 1956; Carnegie Hall 
    • LP: Columbia/CBS ML 5012; BRG 72326; 72326; Odyssey Y 34619; Philips A 01251 L; L 01.251 L; CBS/Sony 15AC 662
    • CD: CBS/Sony MPK 45556; SMK 64480; Sony (France) 5081972
 
Mozart: Requiem
(e) Wilma Lipp, (S),  Hilde Rössel-Majdan (A), Anton Dermota (T), Otto Edelmann (B); Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde; Vienna Philharmonic 
June 23, 1956; Musikvereinssaal (live performance)
    • LP: CBS/Sony SOCO 111
    • CD: CBS/Sony 25DC 5199
 
Mozart: Requiem
(f) Lisa della Casa (S), Ira Malaniuk (A), Anton Dermota (T), Cesare Siepi (B); Vienna State Opera Chorus; Vienna Philharmonic 
July 26, 1956; Festspielhaus, Salzburg (live performance)
    • LP: Cetra LO 516
    • CD: Nuova Era 2209; Seven Seas K30Y 307; Orfeo C 430 961 B
 
Mozart: Requiem
(g) Maria Stader (S), Maureen Forrester (MS), David Lloyd (T), Otto Edelmann (B); Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus 
March 13, 1958; Orchestra Hall, Chicago (live performance)
    • CD: Caviar Records K30Y 310
________________________________________________________________________
 
Mozart: Der Schauspieldirektor (The Impresario) – Overture, K. 486
 
Mozart: Impresario Overture
(a) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
December 18-30, 1954; 30th Street Studio
    • LP: Columbia ML 5004; Philips ABL 3118; Columbia (UK) GBL 5552
    • CD: Sony Classical SMK 64486
 
Mozart: Impresario Overture
(b) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
March 5 & 31, 1961; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia/CBS ML 5756; BRG 72043; stereo: MS 6356; SBRG 72043;
Y 30048
    • CD: CBS/Sony 35DC 72; MK 42029; MYK 37774; SRCR 2305
________________________________________________________________________
 
 
Mozart: Sinfonia concertante for Violin, Viola, and Orchestra in E-flat major, K. 564
 
Mozart: Sinfonia concertante
(a) John Corigliano, Violin; William Lincer, Viola; New York Philharmonic
March 10, 1946; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 523
    • CD: AS Disc AS 405; Radio Years RY 69
 
Mozart: Sinfonia concertante
(b) John Weicher, Violin; Milton Preeves, Viola; Chicago Symphony Orchestra
January 25, 1956; WGN-TV Studios, Chicago (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
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Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183 (“Little G minor”)
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 25
(a) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
December 10, 1954; 30th Street Studio
    • LP: Columbia/CBS ML 5002; Odyssey Y 35221; 61720; Philips ABR 4060; Columbia (UK) GBL 5502; CBS/Sony 20AC 1932
    • CD: SMK 64473; Sony (Japan) SRCR 8672; Sony (France) 5081982
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 25
(b) New York Philharmonic
March 11, 1956; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • CD: Nuova Era 013.6326; Seven Seas KICC 2072
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 25
(c) Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
July 26, 1956; Festspielhaus, Salzburg (live performance)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 367; CBS/Sony 15AC 1497
    • CD: CBS/Sony 25DC 5196; Sony (Japan) SRCR 2692; Nuova Era 2259/61
________________________________________________________________________
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 28 in C major, K. 200
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 28
(a) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
December 3, 1954; 30th Street Studio
    • LP: Columbia/CBS ML 5002; Odyssey Y 35221; 61720; Philips ABR 4060; Columbia (UK)  GBL 5502; CBS/Sony 20AC 1932
    • CD: SMK 64473; Sony (Japan) SRCR 8672; Sony (France) 5081982
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 28
(b) Chicago Symphony Orchestra
January 23, 1957; WGN-TV Studios, Chicago
    • CD: WFMT/Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radiothon 16 CSO-CD91/2
________________________________________________________________________
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201
 
Mozart: Symphony No.29
(a) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
December 29 & 30, 1954; 30th Street Studio
    • LP: Columbia/CBS ML 5375; 61720; Philips GBL 5502; CBS/Sony 20AC 1932
    • CD: Sony SMK 64473; Sony (Japan) SRCR 8673; Sony (France) 5081982
 
Mozart: Symphony No.29
(b) New York Philharmonic
March 4, 1956; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • CD: Nuova Era 013.6326; 2259/61; Seven Seas KICC 2072; Wing (Japan) WCD 46
________________________________________________________________________
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 385 (“Haffner”)
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 35
(a) NBC Symphony Orchestra
February 17, 1940; Studio 8-H (live broadcast)
    • CD: Eklipse (Japan) T-1; Serenade (Japan) SEDR-12; Andromeda ANDRCD 9012 (with announcement)
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 35
(b) Boston Symphony Orchestra
March 18, 1947; Symphony Hall (live performance)
    • CD: Wing (Japan) WCD 58
 
Mozart: Symphony No .35
(c) New York Philharmonic
February 5, 1950; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 35
(d) New York Philharmonic
January 4, 1953; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • CD: Nuova Era 2259/61; Seven Seas KICC 2072
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 35
(e) New York Philharmonic
January 16, 1953; 30th Street Studio
    • LP: Columbia ML 4693; XLP 15234 (77th Birthday Celebration; preceded by a spoken commentary by Walter); Philips ABL 3155
    • CD: Sony SMK 64473; Sony (Japan) SRCR 8672; Sony (France) 5081982
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 35
(f) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
January 13, 16, 19 & 21, 1959; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia/CBS ML 5655; D3L 291; M3L 291; Columbia (UK) BRG 72137; stereo: Columbia MS 6255; D3S 691; M3S 691; Columbia (UK) SBRG 72137; M3P 39627
    • CD: CBS/Sony 35DC 73; MK 42026; SM3K 46511; MB2K 45676
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Mozart: Symphony No. 36 in C major, K. 425 (“Linz”)
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 36
(a) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
April 26 & 28, 1955; 30th Street Studio
    • LP: Columbia SL 224; CBS/Sony 25AC 658/59 (includes rehearsal); Columbia ML 5375; 77251; Philips ABL 3161/2
    • CD: Sony SM3K 46511 (includes rehearsal of movements 1, 2, and 4); Sony SM2K 64474
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 36
(b) Orchestre National de la R. T. F.
June 14, 1956; Théâtre des Champs-Élysées (live performance)
    • LP: Educational Media Associates EMA 105
    • CD: Fonit-Cetra CDE 1022; CDE 3010; Virtuoso 2697022; Venezia V 1006; Nuova Era 2259/61
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 36
(c) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
February 28 & 29, 1960; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia/CBS ML 5893; D3L 291; M3L 291; Columbia (UK) BRG 72137; stereo: Columbia MS 6493; D3S 691; M3S 691; MY 38473; M3P 39627
    • CD: CBS/Sony 35DC 74; MK 42027; MYK 38473; MB2K 47576
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Mozart: Symphony No. 38 in D major, K. 504 (“Prague”)
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 38
(a) Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
December 18, 1936; Musikvereinssaal
    • 78: Victor M 457; HMV DB 32112/4
    • LP: Odeon COLH 37; Music for Pleasure MFP 2061; EMI 1C 147-50178/80;
EMI 1435353; Toshiba/EMI Angel EAC 57039/52; GR 2019; Turnabout/Vox
THS 65063
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 7761-74; EMI CHS 7 63912 2; Pearl GEMM CD 9940; History 205242-303; Opus Kura OPK 2032 (Japan)
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 38
(b) Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra
May 25, 1954; Florence (live performance)
    • CD: Wing (Japan) WCD 57
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 38
(c) New York Philharmonic
November 28, 1954; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • CD: Seven Seas KICC 2073
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 38
(d) New York Philharmonic
December 6, 1954; 30th Street Studio
    • LP: Philips (first issue)
    • CD: Sony Classical SM2K 64474 (first US issue)
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 38
(e) Orchestre National de la R. T. F.
May 5, 1955; Théâtre des Champs-Élysées (live performance)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society (Japan) BWS 1026; Educational Media Associates EMA 105
    • CD: Nuova Era 2259/61; Disques Montaigne TCE 8831; Tahra TAH 587-589
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 38
(f) Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
November 6, 1955; [Musikvereinssaal] (live performance)
    • CD: Deutsche Grammophon 435 334-2
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 38
(g) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
December 2, 1959; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia/CBS ML 5894; D3L 291; M3L 291; Columbia (UK) BRG 72138; stereo: Columbia MS 6494; D3S 691; M3S 691; Columbia (UK) SBRG 72138; Columbia MY 38473 & M3P 39627
    • CD: CBS/Sony 35DC 74; MYK 38473; MK 42027; Sony MB2K 47576; Sony SM3K 46511
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Mozart: Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K. 543
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 39
(a) BBC Symphony Orchestra
May 22, 1934; Abbey Road Studio No. 1
    • 78: Victor M 258; HMV DB 2258/60; DB 7715/7
    • LP: RCA Camden CAL 237; EMI 1C 147-50178/80; 1435353; Toshiba/EMI Angel GR 2259; Turnabout/Vox THS 65033/35 (erroneously credited to the Vienna Philharmonic); THS 65063
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64; EMI CHS 7 63912 2
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 39
(b) New York Philharmonic
May 7, 1944; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 39
(c) New York Philharmonic
[December 23, 1945, Carnegie Hall] (live broadcast)
    • CD: Arbiter 138
Note: The date given in the accompanying booklet, May 26, 1946, is incorrect; Arbiter has since placed  the performance in 1945. If this  is the correct year, December 23 is the most likely date of the performance, since it marks the only New York Philharmonic broadcast of Mozart’s Symphony No. 39 by Walter in 1945.

Mozart: Symphony No. 39 (excerpts)
(d) New York Philharmonic
December 23, 1945; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • 78: V-Disc 
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 39
(e) Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
September 8, 1950; Stockholm, Sweden (live performance)
    • LP: Olympic OL 8125
    • CD: BIS CD 421/424; Tahra TAH 508-509
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 39
(f) New York Philharmonic
March 4, 1956; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • CD: Fonit-Cetra FCT CDE 1022; FCT CDE 3010; Virtuoso 2697022; Nuova Era 2259/61; Seven Seas KICC 2073
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 39
(g) New York Philharmonic
December 21, 1953, and March 5, 1956; 30th Street Studio    
    • LP: Columbia ML 5014; Philips ABL 3206
    • CD: SMK 64477; Sony (Japan) SRCR 8673
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 39
(h) Orchestre National de la R. T. F.
June 14, 1956; Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris (live performance)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society (Japan) BWS OS 7021/6-BS; Educational Media Associates EMA 105
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 39
(i) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
February 20 & 23, 1960; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia/CBS ML 5893; D3L 291; M3L 291; BRG 72137; stereo D3S 691; M3S 691; SBRG 72137; M3P 39627
    • CD: CBS/Sony 35DC 73; MK 42026; SM3K 46511; MB2K 45676
 
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Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 40
(a) Berlin Staatskapelle
January 1929; Berlin
    • 78: Columbia 182; DX 31/3
    • LP: Artisco YD 3022; Bruno Walter Society BWS 1003
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64; Iron Needle 1317; LYS 527/30
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 40
(b) NBC Symphony Orchestra
March 11, 1939; NBC Studio 8-H (live broadcast)
    • CD: Eklipse (Japan) T-1; Andromeda ANDRCD 9012 (with announcement)
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 40
(c) Standard Symphony Orchestra
June 12, 1949; Hollywood Bowl (live broadcast)
    • CD: Eklipse (Japan) T-2; Andromeda ANDRCD 9012 (with announcement)
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 40
(d) New York Philharmonic
February 5, 1950; Carnegie Hall (live performance)
    • LP: CLS RPCL 2032
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 40
(e) Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
September 25, 1950; Titania Palast, Berlin (live performance)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 726; Nippon Columbia OZ 77523
    • CD: Music & Arts CD 239; Nuova Era 2259/61; AS Disc AS 112; Hunt/Arkadia
GI 738.1; Seven Seas KICC 2073
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 40
(f) RAI Symphony Orchestra
April 19, 1952; Rome (live performance)
    • CD: Tahra TAH 620-621
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 40
(g) Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
May 17, 1952; Musikvereinssaal (live performance)
    • CD: Tahra TAH 508-509
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 40
(h) Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
May 18, 1952; Musikvereinssaal (live performance)
    • LP: CBS/Sony 15AC 1497
    • CD: CBS/Sony 25DC 5196; Sony (Japan) SRCR 2692
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 40
(i) Concertgebouw Orchestra
[June 1952; Concertgebouw] (live performance)
    • CD: Wing WCD 26; Music and Arts CD 1090(2)
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 40
(j) Concertgebouw Orchestra
June 6, 1952; Kurhaus, Scheveningen (live performance)
    • CD: RN Music MCCL97018
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 40
(k) New York Philharmonic
February 23, 1953; 30th Street Studio
    • LP: Columbia ML 4693 & WZ 2 (with spoken commentary by Walter)
    • CD: Sony SMK 64477; Sony (Japan)  SRCR 8674 
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 40
(l) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
January 13 & 16, 1959; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia/CBS ML 5894; ML 6269; D3L 291; M3L 291; BRG 72138; stereo MS 6494; MS 6869; D3S 691; M3S 691; SBRG 72138; M3P 39627
    • CD: CBS/Sony MK 42028; Sony MB2K 47576; Sony SM3K 46511
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Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 (“Jupiter”)
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 41
(a) Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
January 11, 1938; Musikvereinssaal
    • 78: Victor M 584; HMV DB 3428/31
    • LP: RCA Camden CAL 253 (VPO labeled as the “Danube Symphony Orchestra”); Odeon COLH 37; Music for Pleasure MFP 2061; EMI 1C 147-50178/80; 1435353; Toshiba EMI Angel EAC 57039/52; GR 2019
    • CD: EMI CHS 7 63912 2; Preiser 90141; EMI (Japan) TOCE 7761-74; LYS 527/30; Palladio PD 4169; History 205242-303
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 41
(b) New York Philharmonic
January 23, 1945; Carnegie Hall
    • 78: Columbia M 565
    • LP: Columbia ML 4035 & ML 4880
    • CD: Dante LYS 338
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 41
(c) New York Philharmonic
March 5, 1956; 30th Street Studio
    • LP: Columbia ML 5014; Philips ABL 3206
    • CD: Sony SMK 64477; Sony (Japan) SRCR 8674; 
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 41
(d) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
February 25, 26, 28 and 29, 1960; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia/CBS ML 5655; D3L 291; M3L 291; Columbia (UK) BRG 72005; stereo: Columbia MS 6255; D3S 691; Columbia M3S 691; Columbia (UK) SBRG 72005; M3P 39627
    • CD: MK 42028 & MB2K 47576; Sony SM3K 46511
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Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
 
Mozart: The Magic Flute (excerpts) 
(a) Hans Fidesser (Tamino), Richard Mayr (Sarastro), Marie Gerhardt (Queen of the Night), Karl Hammes (Papageno), Luise Helletsgruber, Aenne Michalsky, Gertrud Rünger (Three Ladies), William Wernigk and Karl Ettl (Two Priests); Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra 
August 17, 1931, Festspielhaus, Salzburg (live performance)
    • LP: Danacord DACO 131/133
 
Mozart: The Magic Flute (sung in English)
(b) Jarmila Novotna (Pamina), Charles Kullman (Tamino), Ezio Pinza (Sarastro), Josephine Antoine (Queen of the Night), John Brownlee (Papageno), Lillian Raymondi (Papagena), John Garris (Monostatos), Norman Cordon (Speaker), Eleanor Steber (First Lady), Maxine Stellman (Second Lady), Anna Kaskas (Third Lady), Marita Farell, Mona Paulee, and Helen Olheim (Three Boys), Emery Darcy and John Gurney (Two Armed Men); Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus 
December 26, 1942; Metropolitan Opera House (live broadcast)
    • LP: MJA 5000
    • CD: Walhall WHL 2
 
Mozart: The Magic Flute (excerpts; sung in English)
(c) Charles Kullman (Tamino), John Brownlee (Papageno), Nicola Moscona  (Speaker), Eleanor Steber (First Lady), Maxine Stellman (Second Lady), Anna Kaskas (Third Lady)
April 1, 1944; Metropolitan Opera House (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection – unverified
 
Mozart: The Magic Flute (sung in English)
(d) Nadine Conner  (Pamina), Charles Kullman (Tamino), Ezio Pinza (Sarastro), Mimi Benzell (Queen of the Night), Hugh Thompson (Papageno), Lillian Raymondi (Papagena), John Garris (Monostatos), Wellington Ezekiel (Speaker), Regina Resnik  (First Lady), Maxine Stellman (Second Lady), Anna Kaskas (Third Lady), Marita Farell, Mona Paulee and Thelma Altman (Three Boys), Anthony Marlowe and Louis D’Angelo (Two Armed Men); Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus 
December 1, 1945; Metropolitan Opera House (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
 
Mozart: The Magic Flute (sung in English)
(e) Lucine Amara (Pamina), Brian Sullivan (Tamino), Jerome Hines (Sarastro), Roberta Peters (Queen of the Night), George London (Speaker), Theodor Uppman (Papageno), Laurel Hurley (Papagena), Paul Franke (Monostatos), James McCracken and Osie Hawkins (Two Priests),  Emilia Cundari (First Lady), Rosalind Elias (Second Lady) and Margaret Roggero (Third Lady), Heidi Krall, Madelaine Chambers, Sandra Warfield (Three Boys), Albert Da Costa and Louis Sgarro (Two Armed Men); Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus 
March 3, 1956; Metropolitan Opera House (live broadcast)
    • LP: CLS ARPCL 32018; Bruno Walter Society (Japan) BWS 1018 & BWS OB-7379/81 BS
    • CD: AS Disc AS 425/26; Nuova Era 2259/61 (overture only); West Hill Radio Archives WHRA-6007
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Mozart: Die Zauberflöte – Overture, K. 620
 
Mozart: Magic Flute Overture
(a) Symphony Orchestra [Mozart Festival Orchestra] 
June 14 or 19, 1928; Paris
    • 78: Columbia 67660-D; 12549-D; DWX 1248; CQX 16604
    • LP: Artisco YD 3022; Bruno Walter Society (Japan) BWS 1006
    • CD: LYS 527/30; EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051/64; Vogue Counterpoint 665 001
 
Mozart: Magic Flute Overture
(b) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
December 18-30, 1954; 30th Street Studio
    • LP: Columbia ML 5004; Philips ABL 3118; GBL 5552
    • CD: SM5K 45977, SBK 45979, & SMK 64486
 
Mozart: Magic Flute Overture
(c) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
March 5 and 31, 1961; American Legion Hall
    LP: Columbia/CBS ML 5756; Columbia (UK) BRG 72043; stereo: Columbia MS 6356; Columbia (UK) SBRG 72043; Odyssey Y 30048
    CD: CBS/Sony MYK 37774, Sony MK 42029, CBS/Sony 35DC 72  
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PALESTRINA, GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DA 
 
Palestrina: Stabat Mater
 
Chorus of the Vienna Staatsoper
June 29, 1937; Théâtre des Champs-Élysées (live performance)
    CD: EMI (Japan) BCD-24
Note: Palestrina’s “Stabat Mater” was performed with Bruckner’s “Te Deum” and Mozart’s Requiem in Paris when Walter conducted the Vienna Philharmonic and its chorus during a visit there in June 1937; although it is unclear whether Walter or the chorus master conducted the “Stabat Mater” on this occasion, Walter is often credited as the conductor. 
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PFITZNER, HANS 
 
Pfitzner: Palestrina – Nine fragmentary excerpts
 
Esther Réthy (Ighino, First Angel), Margit Bokor (Silla), Enid Szantho (Lukretia), Dora Komarek (Second Angel), Anna Gregorig (Third Angel), Josef Witt (Palestrina), Alfred Jerger (Borromeo), Herbert Alsen (Pope Pius IV), Georg Maikl (Abdisu), Karl Ettl (Severolus), Frederick Destal (Morone), William Wernigk (Budoja); Vienna Staatsoper Orchestra and Chorus
October 14, 1937; Vienna Staatsoper (live recording, not from broadcast)
    • CD: Koch/Schwann 3-1457-2
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RAVEL, MAURICE
 
Ravel: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in D major (“For the Left Hand”)
 
Paul Wittgenstein, Concertgebouw Orchestra
February 20, 1937; Concertgebouw (live performance)
    • CD: AS Disc AS 418; Grammofono 2000 AB 78532; Memories GM 3009/10; Urania URN 22.126; Q Disc 97017 (13-CD set)
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Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole
 
NBC Symphony Orchestra
February 24, 1940; Studio 8-H
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society (Japan) BWS 1063
    • CD: Arbiter 133
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SCHUBERT, FRANZ
 
Schubert: Lieder (selections)
 
Schubert: Lieder – “Die junge Nonne,” D. 828; “Romance” (from Rosamunde), D. 797, No. 3b; “Du liebst mich nicht,” D. 756; “Der Tod und das Mädchen,” D. 531; “Suleika I,” D. 720; “Du bist die Ruh,” D. 776
(a) Kathleen Ferrier, Contralto; Bruno Walter, Piano
September 1949; Edinburgh Festival (live broadcast)
    • LP: Decca 6BB 197-8; Educational Media Associates EMA 105
    • CD: London/Decca 433 476-2
 
Schubert: Lieder – “Ständchen,” D. 957, No. 4
(b) Lotte Lehmann, Soprano; Bruno Walter, Piano
[Date and venue uncertain; ca. 1950]  (live performance) 
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 807; Bruno Walter Society BWS OW-7225 6-BS (Japan)
    • CD: Eklipse EKR CD 47
 
Schubert: Lieder – “Lied der Mignon,” D. 877, No. 4; “Geheimnis,” D. 719; “So lasst mich scheinen,” D. 877, No. 3; “Wandrers Nachtlied,” D. 224; “Hin und wieder fliegen Pfeile,” D. 239, No. 3; “Liebe schwärmt auf allen Wegen,” D. 239, No. 6; “Liebhaber in allen Gestalten,” D. 239, No. 6; “Schweizerlied,” D. 559
(c) Elisabeth Schumann, Soprano, Bruno Walter, Piano
February 4, 1950; Town Hall, New York (live performance)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS (Japan) OW-7225 6-BS; Voce 117; “Liebhaber in allen Gestalten” also on Educational Media Associates EMA 105
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Schubert: Moment musical, D. 780
 
Bruno Walter, Piano
July 2, 1952; Bruno Walter’s home, Beverly Hills (live performance)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 807; Bruno Walter Society (Japan) BWS OW-7225 6-BS
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Schubert: Rosamunde – Ballet Music, D. 797
 
Schubert: Rosamunde Ballet Music in G major and B minor 
(a) London Symphony Orchestra
September 12, 1938; Abbey Road Studio No. 1
    • 78: Victor 12534 (US); HMV DB 3651 (UK)
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64; Dutton CDEA 5003
 
Schubert: Rosamunde – Overture, Ballet Music in G major and B minor 
(b) New York Philharmonic
May 7, 1944; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • CD: AS Disc AS 417; Archipel Records ARPCD 0097
 
Schubert: Rosamunde – Overture, Ballet Music in B minor and Entr’acte to Act III 
(c) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
October 6-8, 1955; 30th Street Studio
    • LP: Columbia ML 5156; No. 11 only also on Columbia WZ-1; Columbia (UK) GBR 6513& GBL 5629
    • CD: Sony SMK 64478
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Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, D. 485
 
Schubert: Symphony No. 5
(a) NBC Symphony Orchestra
March 9, 1940; Studio 8-H (live broadcast)         
    • CD: Eklipse (Japan) T-4; Serenade (Japan) SEDR-12
 
Schubert: Symphony No. 5
(b) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
October 5, 6, and 8, 1955; 30th Street Studio, New York
    • LP: Columbia ML 5156
 
Schubert: Symphony No. 5
(c) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
February 26 and 29, and March 3, 1960; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia ML 5618 & M2L 269; Columbia (UK) BRG 72084; stereo: Columbia MS 6218 & M2L 618; Columbia (UK) SBRG 72084
    • CD: Sony SK 60267, SMK 64487, SBK 60267
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Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759 (“Unfinished”)
 
Schubert: Symphony No. 8
(a) Vienna Philharmonic
May 19–21, 1936; [Musikvereinssaal]
    • 78: Victor G9 (US); HMV DB 2937/9 (UK)
    • LP: Everest 3423, EMI GR-70056/57 (Japan)
    • CD: Arlecchino ARLA 52; Palladio PD 4169; EMI (Japan) TOCE 7761-74; EMI CDH 7 64296 4; Pearl GEMM CD 9445; Opus Kura OPK 2032 (Japan)
 
Schubert: Symphony No. 8
(b) New York Philharmonic
October 25, 1942; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
 
Schubert: Symphony No. 8
(c) New York Philharmonic
[May 20, 1945]; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
 
Schubert: Symphony No. 8
(d) Philadelphia Orchestra
March 2, 1947; Academy of Music, Philadelphia
    • 78: Columbia Set MM 699 (US)
    • LP: Columbia ML 4880; Columbia ML 2010 (10" LP)
    • CD: Grammofono 2000 AB 78 805/06; Sony (Japan) 32DC 583; History 205243-303; Sony (France) 5081742
 
Schubert: Symphony No. 8
(e) Musikalische Akademie (Bayerisches Staatsorchester)
October 2, 1950; Deutsches Museum, Munich
    • CD: Orfeo C 562 021 B
 
Schubert: Symphony No. 8
(f) New York Philharmonic
March 3, 1958; St. George Hotel, Brooklyn, New York
    • LP: Columbia ML 5618 & ML 5906; Columbia M2L 269; Columbia (UK) BRG 72084; stereo: Columbia MS 6218 & MS 6506; Columbia M2S 618; Columbia (UK) SBRG 72084
    • CD: Sony SMK 64487
 
Schubert: Symphony No. 8
(g) Chicago Symphony Orchestra 
March 13, 1958; Orchestra Hall, Chicago (live performance)
    • CD: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the Twentieth Century: Collector’s Choice 
Schubert: Symphony No. 8
(h) New York Philharmonic 
April 16, 1960; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • CD: Wing (Japan) WCD 27
 
Schubert: Symphony No. 8
(i) Vienna Philharmonic 
May 29, 1960; Musikvereinssaal (live broadcast)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 705; Bruno Walter Society (Japan) BWS 1001
    • CD: AS Disc AS 306; AS Disc AS 432; Music and Arts CD-705
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Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944 (“Great”)
 
Schubert: Symphony No. 9
(a) Orchestre de la  Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
May 5, 1938; Paris 
    • Source: HMV recording sheets; this was never issued and may not survive in any form.
 
Schubert: Symphony No. 9
(b) London Symphony Orchestra
September 11-12, 1938; Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London
    • 78: Victor M 602 (US); HMV DB 3607/12 (UK); GM 318 
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 727; RCA Camden CAL 195 (pseudonymous orchestra, anonymous conductor)
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64; Dutton CDEA 5003; Arlecchino ARLA 52; Grammofono 2000 GRM 78548
 
Schubert: Symphony No. 9
(c) NBC Symphony Orchestra
February 24, 1940; Studio 8-H (live broadcast)
    • CD: Eklipse (Japan) T-3; Serenade (Japan) SEDR-14
 
Schubert: Symphony No. 9
(d) New York Philharmonic
April 22, 1946; Carnegie Hall
    • 78: Columbia M 679
    • LP: Columbia ML 4093; Philips ABL 3074; Columbia (UK) GBL 5609; Sony (Japan) 20 AC 1947    
    • CD: United Archives UAR005.1
 
Schubert: Symphony No. 9
(e) Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
September 8, 1950; Konserthusets stora sal (live broadcast)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 207; Olympic 8123
    • CD: AS Disc AS 306; AS Disc AS 432; Archipel Records ARPCD 0097; Tahra TAH 508-509
    Note: Two measures in the Scherzo are missing on the AS Disc releases.
 
Schubert: Symphony No. 9
(f) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
January 31; February 2, 4, 6, 1959; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia ML 5619 & MSL 269; Columbia (UK) BRG 72020; stereo: Columbia MS 6219 & M2S 618; Odyssey Y34620; Columbia (UK) SBRG 72020
    • CD: CBS/Sony MBK 44828; Sony SMK 64478
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SCHUMANN, ROBERT
 
Schumann: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A Minor, Opus 54
 
Eugene Istomin, Piano; Columbia Symphony Orchestra
January 20 and 25, 1960; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia ML 5494; (stereo) Columbia MS 6159
    • CD: Sony SMK 64489
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Schumann: Dichterliebe, Opus 48
 
Lotte Lehmann, Soprano; Bruno Walter, Piano
August 13, 1941; [venue unknown]
    • 78: Columbia MM 486 
    • LP: Columbia ML 4788; Columbia ML 2183 (10" LP); Odyssey 32 16 0315
    • CD: CBS/Sony MPK 44840; Vocal Archives VA 1158
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Schumann: Frauenliebe und -Leben, Opus 42
 
Schumann: Frauenliebe und -Leben
(a) Lotte Lehmann, Soprano; Bruno Walter, Piano
June 24, 1941; venue unknown
    • 78: Columbia MM 539
    • LP: Columbia ML 4788; Columbia ML 2182 (10" LP); Odyssey 32 16 0315
    • CD: CBS/Sony MPK 44840; Vocal Archives VA 1158
 
Schumann: Frauenliebe und -Leben
(b) Kathleen Ferrier, Contralto; Bruno Walter, Piano
September 7, 1949; Edinburgh Festival (live broadcast)
    • LP: Decca 6BB 197/8
    • CD: London 433 476-2
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Schumann: Kreisleriana, Opus 16, Nos. 2 and 6
 
Bruno Walter, Piano
July 2, 1952; Bruno Walter’s home, Beverly Hills (live performance)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 807; Bruno Walter Society (Japan) BWS OW-7225 6-BS
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Schumann: Lieder (selections)
 
Schumann: Lieder – “Aufträge” [“Liebes Botschaft”], Opus 77, No. 5
Lotte Lehmann, Soprano; Bruno Walter, Piano
Date and venue unverified, ca. 1950 (live performance) 
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 807; Bruno Walter Society (Japan) BWS OW-7225 6-BS
    • CD: Eklipse EKR CD 47
 
Schumann: Lieder – “Singet nicht in Trauertönchen,” Opus 98a, No. 7
Elisabeth Schumann, Soprano; Bruno Walter, Piano
February 4, 1950; Town Hall, New York (live performance)
    • LP: Voce 117; Bruno Walter Society (Japan) BWS OW-7225 6-BS
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Schumann: Manfred Overture, Opus 115
 
Schumann: Manfred Overture
(a) Berlin Staatskapelle
1924: [Berlin]
    • 78: Polydor 66074 
    • CD: Classic Press CPCD-2005 (included in the Japanese publication Classic Press, No. 12, Autumn 2002)
 
Schumann: Manfred Overture
(b) Chicago Symphony Orchestra
February 1, 1956; WGN-TV Studios, Chicago (live telecast)
    • CD: Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the Twentieth Century: Collector’s Choice 
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Schumann: Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat major, Opus 38 (“Spring”)
 
New York Philharmonic
December 16, 1945; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 716
    • CD: Iron Needle IN 1353/4; AS Disc 413 (missing part of one measure)
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Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat major, Opus 97 (“Rhenish”)
 
New York Philharmonic
February 4, 1941; Liederkranz Hall
    • 78: Columbia M 464; Columbia (UK) LZX 230/3 
    • LP: Columbia ML 4040; Odyssey Y 35222; Bruno Walter Society BWS 709
    • CD: Sony SMK 64488; AS Disc 430; Grammofono 2000 AB 78532; Arlecchino ARLA 53; Nota Blu 93.5115; Historical Performers HP 17; Iron Needle IN 1357; History 205244-303
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Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Opus 120
 
Schumann: Symphony No. 4
(a) Mozart Festival Orchestra
May/June 1928; [Paris]
    • 78: Victor M 206; HMV (UK) L 2209-12 
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64; VAI Audio VAIA 1059
 
Schumann: Symphony No. 4
(b) London Symphony Orchestra
April 26, 1938; Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London
    • 78: Victor M 837; HMV (UK) DB 3793/5 
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 709
    • CD: AS Disc 430; Dutton CDLX 7008; EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64; Historical Performers HP 17; Iron Needle IN 1357
 
Schumann: Symphony No. 4
(c) NBC Symphony Orchestra
March 2, 1940; Studio 8-H (live broadcast)
    • CD: AS 413, Music & Arts CD-273; Music & Arts CD 4273; Iron Needle IN 1353/4; Eklipse (Japan) T-6; Grammofono 2000 GRM 78525
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SMETANA, BEDRICH
 
Smetana: “Moldau” from Ma Vlast (My Country)
 
Smetana: Moldau
(a) NBC Symphony Orchestra
March 2, 1940; Studio 8-H (live broadcast)
    • CD: Serenade (Japan) SEDR-2006
 
(b) New York Philharmonic
February 4, 1941; Liederkranz Hall
    • 78: Columbia MX 211 
    • LP: Columbia ML 2075 (10" LP); Columbia Special Products CB-5
    • CD: Sony SMK 64 467, Magic Talent CD 48018, Magic Talent CD 48096; History 205244-303
 
Smetana: Moldau
(c) Los Angeles Standard Symphony Orchestra
June 19, 1949; Los Angeles (live broadcast) 
    • CD: Music & Arts CD-788
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Smetana: Podana Nevesta (The Bartered Bride) – Overture
 
Smetana: Bartered Bride Overture
(a) London Symphony Orchestra
September 12, 1938; Abbey Road Studio No. 1
    • 78: HMV (UK) DB 3652 
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64; Dutton CDLX 7008; Grammofono 2000 GRM 78548
 
Smetana: Bartered Bride Overture
(b) NBC Symphony Orchestra
March 2, 1940; Studio 8-H (live broadcast)
    • CD: AS Disc 404; Pearl GEMM CD 9131; Grammofono 2000 AB 78622; Nota Blu 93.5116; Piano Library PL 328; History 205244-303; Serenade (Japan) SEDR-14
 
Smetana: Bartered Bride Overture
(c) Los Angeles Standard Symphony Orchestra
June 19, 1949; [Los Angeles] (live broadcast)
    • CD: Music & Arts CD-788
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SMITH, JOHN STAFFORD
 
Smith: “Star-Spangled Banner” (arranger unknown)
(a) Westminster Choir, New York Philharmonic
November 9, 1941; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
 
Smith: “Star-Spangled Banner” (arranger unknown)
(b) Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
January 23, 1943; Metropolitan Opera House (live broadcast)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society (Japan) BWS 1011/13
 
Smith: “Star-Spangled Banner” (arranger unknown)
(c) New York Philharmonic
November 7, 1943; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
 
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STRAUSS, JOHANN, JR.
 
J. Strauss: An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful Blue Danube), Opus 314
 
Columbia Symphony Orchestra
March 16, 1956; 30th Street Studio
    • LP: Columbia ML 5113 (US); Columbia (UK) GBL 5551; Columbia WZ-1; Odyssey Y 35218
    • CD: CBS/Sony MPK 47682; Sony SMK 64467
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J. Strauss: Die Fledermaus – Overture
 
J. Strauss: Fledermaus Overture
(a) Berlin Staatskapelle
January 1929; [Berlin]
    • 78: Columbia 9080M (US); Columbia L 2311 (UK)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society (Japan) BWS 1003; EMI Electrola C 147-30 226/27 (Germany)
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64; Pearl GEMM CD 9945; LYS 358
 
J. Strauss: Fledermaus Overture
(b) Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire de Paris
May 9, 1938; [Paris]
    • 78: Victor M 805; HMV (UK) DB 3536 
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society (Japan) BWS 1006
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64; LYS 358; EMI CZS5751332
 
J. Strauss: Fledermaus Overture
(c) New York Philharmonic
May 7, 1944; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • CD: AS Disc 417
 
J. Strauss: Fledermaus Overture
(d) Vienna Philharmonic
September 13 or 14, 1947; Edinburgh Festival (live broadcast)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society (Japan) BWS 1001
    • CD: Wing (Japan) WCD 3-4
 
J. Strauss: Fledermaus Overture
(e) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
March 22, 1956; 30th Street Studio, New York
    • LP: Columbia ML 5113; Columbia (UK) GBL 5551; Odyssey Y35218
    • CD: CBS/Sony MPK 47682; Sony SMK 64467
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J. Strauss: Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald (Tales from the Vienna Woods) Waltz, Opus 325
 
J. Strauss: Tales from the Vienna Woods
(a) Symphony Orchestra
ca. April 1929; [London]
    • 78: Columbia M 364 (US); Columbia L 2334 (UK)
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64; LYS 358
 
J. Strauss: Tales from the Vienna Woods
(b) Vienna Philharmonic
September 13 or 14, 1947; Edinburgh Festival (live broadcast)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society (Japan) BWS 1001
    • CD: Wing (Japan) WCD 3-4
 
J. Strauss: Tales from the Vienna Woods
(c) Standard Symphony Orchestra of Los Angeles
May 7, 1950; [Los Angeles] (live broadcast)
    • CD: AS Disc AS 417
 
J. Strauss: Tales from the Vienna Woods
(d) Bruno Walter, Piano
July 2, 1952; Bruno Walter’s home, Beverly Hills (live recording, not from broadcast)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 807; Bruno Walter Society (Japan) BWS OW-7225 6-BS
 
J. Strauss: Tales from the Vienna Woods
(e) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
March 23, 1956; 30th Street Studio
    • LP: Columbia ML 5113 (US); Philips GBL 5551 (UK); Odyssey Y 35218
    • CD: Sony SMK 64467
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J. Strauss: Kaiser-Waltzer (Emperor Waltz), Opus 437
 
J. Strauss: Emperor Waltz
(a) Vienna Philharmonic
October 18, 1937; Musikvereinssaal
    • 78: Victor M 805 (US); HMV DB 3397 (UK)
    • CD: Deutsche Grammophon DGG 435 335-2; Preiser CD 90139; EMI (Japan) TOCE 7761-74; LYS 358;   Classic Press CPCD-2005 (included in the Japanese publication Classic Press, No. 12, Autumn 2002); Opus Kura OPK 2017/8 (Japan)
 
J. Strauss: Emperor Waltz
(b) New York Philharmonic
April 18, 1942; Liederkranz Hall
    • 78: Columbia 11854D (US)
 
J. Strauss: Emperor Waltz
(c) New York Philharmonic
May 7, 1944; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • CD: AS Disc AS 417
 
J. Strauss: Emperor Waltz
(d) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
March 23, 1956; 30th Street Studio
    • LP: Columbia ML 5113 (US); GBL 5551 (UK); Odyssey Y 35218
    • CD: CBS/Sony MPK 47682; Sony SMK 64467
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J. Strauss: Rosen aus dem Süden (Roses from the South) Waltz, Opus 388
 
Berlin Philharmonic
1930; [Berlin]
    • 78: Columbia M 364 (US); Columbia LX 28 (UK)
    • CD: LYS 358; Preiser CD 90090; EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64
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J. Strauss: Wiener Blut (Vienna Blood) Waltz, Opus 354
 
J. Strauss: Vienna Blood
Berlin Staatskapelle
January 1929; [Berlin]
    • 78: Columbia 264837; Columbia L 2270 (UK)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society (Japan) BWS 1003
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64; LYS 358
 
J. Strauss: Vienna Blood
Bruno Walter, Piano
July 2, 1952; Bruno Walter’s home, Beverly Hills (live performance)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 807; Bruno Walter Society (Japan) BWS OW-7225 6-BS
 
J. Strauss: Vienna Blood
Columbia Symphony Orchestra
March 23, 1956; 30th Street Studio, New York
    • LP: Columbia ML 5113 (US); Philips GBL 5551 (UK); Odyssey Y 35218
    • CD: CBS/Sony MPK 47682; Sony SMK 64467
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J. Strauss: Der Zigeunerbaron (The Gypsy Baron): Overture
 
J. Strauss: Gypsy Baron Overture
(a) Symphony Orchestra
ca. 1929; [London]
    • 78: Columbia 9083M (US); Columbia L 2352 (UK)
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64; LYS 358
 
J. Strauss: Gypsy Baron Overture
(b) London Symphony Orchestra
September 12, 1938; [London]
    • 78: Victor M 805 (US); HMV DB 3650 (UK)
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64; Grammofono 2000 GRM 78548; Phonographe PH 5106; LYS 358; Pearl GEMM CD 9945
 
J. Strauss: Gypsy Baron Overture
(c) New York Philharmonic
May 7, 1944; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • CD: AS Disc AS 417
 
J. Strauss: Gypsy Baron Overture
(d) Vienna Philharmonic
September 13 or 14, 1947; Edinburgh Festival (live broadcast)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society (Japan) BWS 1001
    • CD: Wing (Japan) WCD 3-4
 
J. Strauss: Gypsy Baron Overture
(e) Los Angeles Philharmonic
May 7, 1950; [Los Angeles] (live broadcast)
    • CD: AS Disc AS 417
 
J. Strauss: Gypsy Baron Overture
(f) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
March 16, 1956; 30th Street Studio, New York
    • LP: Columbia ML 5113 (US); Philips GBL 5551 (UK); Odyssey Y 35218;
    • CD: CBS/Sony MPK 47682; Sony SMK 64467
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STRAUSS, RICHARD
 
R. Strauss: Don Juan, Opus 20
 
R. Strauss: Don Juan
(a) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
June 13 and November 17, 1926; [London]
    • 78: Columbia 67386/7 (US); Columbia L 2067/8 (UK)
    • CD: Iron Needle IN 1312; Grammofono 2000 GRM 78585; EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64; History 205246-303
 
R. Strauss: Don Juan
(b) NBC Symphony Orchestra
March 2, 1940; Studio 8-H (live broadcast)
    • CD: Serenade (Japan) SEDR-2005
 
R. Strauss: Don Juan
(c) Boston Symphony
January 21, 1947; Symphony Hall, Boston (live broadcast)
    • CD: Wing (Japan) WCD 58
 
R. Strauss: Don Juan
(d) Concertgebouw Orchestra
[June 1952; Concertgebouw] (live performance)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society (Japan) BWS 1007 
    • CD: Music & Arts CD 1090(2) 
 
R. Strauss: Don Juan
(e) Concertgebouw Orchestra
June 6, 1952; Kurhaus Scheveningen (live performance)
    • CD: Anthology of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Vol. II, MCCL 97018 
 
R. Strauss: Don Juan
(f) Berlin Philharmonic
September 25, 1950; Titania Palast (live broadcast)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 726
    • CD: Nuova Era 2234; Nota Blu 93.5115; Urania ULR 22.58
 
R. Strauss: Don Juan
(g) New York Philharmonic
December 29, 1952; 30th Street Studio, New York
    • LP: Columbia ML 4650; Columbia ML 5338; Philips GBL 5504 (UK); Columbia WZ 2 (with Walter’s spoken commentary)
    • CD: Sony SMK 64466
 
R. Strauss: Don Juan
(h) Orchestre National de la R. T. F.
May 12, 1955; Théâtre des Champs-Élysées (live broadcast)
    • LP: Educational Media Associates EMA 105
    • CD: Tahra TAH 587-589
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R. Strauss: Don Quixote, Opus 35 (rehearsal sequence)
 
John Corigliano, Violin; Joseph Vieland, Viola; Leonard Rose, Cello; New York Philharmonic
February 17, 1948; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
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R. Strauss: Lied – “Gefunden,” Opus 56, No. 1
 
Elisabeth Schumann, Soprano; Bruno Walter, Piano
February 4, 1950; Town Hall, New York (live performance)
    • LP: Voce 117; Educational Media Associates EMA 105; Bruno Walter Society (Japan) BWS OW-7225 6-BS
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R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier: Act II Finale
 
Symphony Orchestra
Anni Andrassy (Annina), Richard Mayr (Baron Ochs)
May 18, 1929; [London]
    • 78: Columbia 9087M; Columbia (UK) L 2340 
    • CD: Iron Needle IN 1312; EMI (Japan) TOCE  8051-64; Preiser CD 89999; Preiser CD 89950; Preiser CD 89401
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R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier: Waltzes, Opus 59
 
Berlin Philharmonic
February 14, 1930; [Berlin]
    • 78: Columbia 67892D; Columbia (UK) LX 60 
    • LP: EMI Electrola 1C 137 - 54 095/99
    • CD: Iron Needle IN 1312; EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64; EMI CDF 3000122; Classic Press CPCD-2005 (included in the Japanese publication Classic Press, No. 12, Autumn 2002) 
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R. Strauss: Salome – Dance of the Seven Veils, Opus 54
 
Berlin Philharmonic
1929 or 1930; [Berlin]
    • 78: Columbia 67814D; Columbia (UK) LX 39 
    • LP: EMI Electrola 1C 137 - 54 095/99
    • CD: Iron Needle IN 1312; EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64
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R. Strauss: Symphonia domestica, Opus 53
 
New York Philharmonic
December 23, 1945; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • CD: New York Philharmonic Special Editions NYP 9706/07
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R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Opus 28
 
R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel
Los Angeles Philharmonic
1949 or 1950; [Los Angeles] (live broadcast)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society (Japan) BWS 1007
    • CD: Nuova Era 2234
 
R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel
New York Philharmonic
December 26, 1954; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
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R. Strauss: Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration), Opus 24
 
R. Strauss: Death and Transfiguration
(a) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
December 5, 1924; [London]
    • 78: Columbia M 15 (US); Columbia L 1621/3 (UK)
    • CD: Iron Needle IN 1312; EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64
 
R. Strauss: Death and Transfiguration
(b) NBC Symphony Orchestra
March 25, 1939; Studio 8-H (live broadcast)
    • CD: Music & Arts CD-656
 
R. Strauss: Death and Transfiguration
(c) New York Philharmonic
May 20, 1945; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
 
R. Strauss: Death and Transfiguration
(d) Chicago Symphony Orchestra
November 10 or 12, 1948; Chicago
    • Source: Private collection
 
R. Strauss: Death and Transfiguration (with rehearsal sequence)
(e) NBC Symphony Orchestra
February 23 (rehearsal) and 24 (performance), 1951; Carnegie Hall (live performances; February 24 broadcast)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society (Japan) BWS 1007
    • CD: Nuova Era 2234 (performance only)
 
R. Strauss: Death and Transfiguration
(f) New York Philharmonic
December 29, 1952; 30th Street Studio, New York
    • LP: Columbia ML 4650 (US); Philips GBL 5504 (UK); Columbia ML 5338
    • CD: Sony SMK 64466
 
R. Strauss: Death and Transfiguration
(g) BBC Symphony Orchestra
May 18, 1955; Royal Festival Hall, London (live broadcast)
    • CD: Testament SBT 1429
 
 
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TCHAIKOVSKY, PETER ILYICH
 
Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in B-flat major, Opus 23
 
Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1
(a) Arnaldo Estrella, New York Philharmonic
February 7, 1943; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
 
Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1
(b) Vladimir Horowitz, New York Philharmonic
April 11, 1948; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 728
    • CD: AS Disc AS 400; Radio Years RY 54; Music and Arts CD-810; Iron Needle IN 1398; Legend LGD 105
Note: All commercial issues of the Horowitz performance are missing part of one measure in the first movement; a private-collection recording of just the first movement is intact and in vastly superior sound.
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Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Overture
 
Los Angeles Philharmonic
July 16, 1942; [Los Angeles] (live broadcast)
    • CD: AS Disc AS 424; Music and Arts CD-788; Grammofono 2000 AB 78532; LYS 416; History 205244-303
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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Opus 64
 
NBC Symphony Orchestra
March 9, 1940; Studio 8-H (live broadcast)
    • CD: AS Disc AS 424; Music & Arts CD-273; Music & Arts 4273; LYS 416;
Grammofono 2000 GRM 78525; Eklipse (Japan) T-6
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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Opus 74
 
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor 
(a) Berlin Staatskapelle
1925; [Berlin]
    • 78: Polydor 69771-75
    • CD: Deutsche Grammophon DGG POCG-6067 (459 585-2) (Japan)
 
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor (second movement only, Allegro con grazia)
(b) Berlin Philharmonic (possibly Berlin Staatskapelle)
[1924 or 1925]; [Berlin]
    • 78: Polydor 69676 
Note: This separate release of the second movement may have been taken from Polydor 69771-75; the attribution of the recording to the Berlin Philharmonic has been called into question. We have not seen or heard of any copies of this release, though contemporary catalogues listed it as a separate issue and attributed the performance to the Berlin Philharmonic. Claude Arnold lists the orchestra as the Berlin State Opera Orchestra (that is, Berlin Staatskapelle).
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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, RALPH
 
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
 
New York Philharmonic
February 22, 1953; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • LP: New York Philharmonic Fundraiser Album 841/2
    • CD: AS Disc AS 421; Seven Seas K30Y 306 (Japan)
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VERDI, GIUSEPPE
 
Verdi: Aida
 
Verdi: Aida (six fragmentary excerpts sung in German; Mazaroff sings in Bulgarian)
Maria Nemeth (Aida), Kerstin Thorborg (Amneris), Todor Mazaroff (Radamès), Alexander Sved (Amonasro), Herbert Alsen (Ramfis); Vienna Staatsoper Orchestra and Chorus
September 26, 1937; Vienna Staatsoper (live recording, not from broadcast)
    • CD: Koch/Schwann 3-1457-2
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Verdi: Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball)
 
Verdi: Ballo
(a) Zinka Milanov (Amelia), Frances Greer (Oscar), Kerstin Thorborg (Ulrica), Jan Peerce (Riccardo), John Baker (Silvano), Leonard Warren (Renato), Norman Cordon (Samuel), Nicola Moscona (Tom), John Dudley (Judge), Lodovico Oliviero (Servant); Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
January 15, 1944; (Old) Metropolitan Opera House (live broadcast)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS-805
    • CD: AS Disc AS 428/9; The Fourties FT 311; LYS 345/6; Myto 00200
Note: With the exception of the 2009 Myto issue, the Prelude to Act I is defective in all the CD issues (with skips in two measures); all copies lack the opening measure of Act III.

Verdi: Ballo
(b) Zinka Milanov (Amelia), Frances Greer (Oscar), Kerstin Thorborg (Ulrica), Jan Peerce (Riccardo), John Baker (Silvano), Leonard Warren (Renato), Virgilio Lazzari (Samuel), Nicola Moscona (Tom), John Dudley (Judge), Lodovico Oliviero (Servant); Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
April 22, 1944; Chicago (live performance)
    • Source: Private collection
 
Verdi: Ballo
(c) Zinka Milanov (Amelia), Pierrette Alarie (Oscar), Margaret Harshaw (Ulrica), Jan Peerce (Riccardo), John Baker (Silvano), Leonard Warren (Renato), Norman Cordon (Samuel), Lorenzo Alvary (Tom), Richard Manning (Judge), Lodovico Oliviero (Servant); Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
December 8, 1945; Metropolitan Opera House (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
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Verdi: Don Carlo (fragmentary excerpts sung in German; Mazaroff sings in Bulgarian)
 
Verdi: Don Carlo (five fragmentary excerpts)
(a) Vienna Staatsoper Orchestra and Chorus
Maria Reining (Elisabetta), Piroska Tutsek (Eboli), Todor Mazaroff (Don Carlo), Piero Pierotic (Rodrigo), Herbert Alsen (King Philip), Carl Bisutti (Monk)
November 7, 1937; Vienna Staatsoper (live recording, not from broadcast)
    • CD: Koch/Schwann 3-1454-2
 
Verdi: Don Carlo (Seven fragmentary excerpts) 
(b) Hilde Konetzi (Elisabetta), Luise Helletsgruber (Celestial Voice), Elena Nikolaidi (Eboli), Franz Voelker (Don Carlo), Norbert Ardelli (Rodrigo), Alfred Jerger (Grand Inquisitor) Alexander Kipnis (King Philip), Herbert Alsen (Carlo V); Vienna Staatsoper Orchestra and Chorus
December 16, 1936 and January 5, 1937; Vienna Staatsoper (live recording, not from broadcast)
    • LP: Golden Age of Opera EJS 334
    • CD: Koch/Schwann 3-1460-2
Note: The EJS issue contains one brief ensemble excerpt from Act III not included in either of the Koch/Schwann CD sets of Don Carlo excerpts.
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Verdi: La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny)
 
Verdi: Forza
(a) Stella Roman (Leonore), Irra Petina (Preziosilla), Thelma Votipka (Curra), Frederic Jagel (Don Alvaro), Alessio De Paolis (Trabucco), Lawrence Tibbett (Don Carlo), Ezio Pinza (Padre Guardino), Salvatore Baccaloni (Fra Melitone), Luis D’Angelo (Marchese di Calatrava), Lorenzo Alvary (Alcade), John Gurney (Surgeon); Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
January 23, 1943; Metropolitan Opera House (live broadcast)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 1011/13 (Japan)
    • CD: AS Disc AS 409/10; Naxos 8.110038-40; The Fourties FT 1503-04
 
Verdi: Forza
(b) Stella Roman (Leonore), Anna Kaskas (Preziosilla), Thelma Votipka (Curra), Frederic Jagel (Don Alvaro), Alessio De Paolis (Trabucco), Lawrence Tibbett (Don Carlo), Ezio Pinza (Padre Guardino), Salvatore Baccaloni (Fra Melitone), Frederick Lechner (Marchese di Calatrava), Lorenzo Alvary (Alcade), John Gurney (Surgeon); Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
November 27, 1943; Metropolitan Opera House (live broadcast)
    • LP: Golden Age of Opera EJS 561 (excerpts only)
    • Source: Private collection (complete performance)
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Verdi: (Manzoni) Requiem
Zinka Milanov (S), Heidi Krall (S), Rosalind Elias (MS), Carlo Bergonzi (T), Giorgio Tozzi (B); Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus 
March 29, 1959; (Old) Metropolitan Opera House (live performance)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society BWS 1023 (Japan)
    • CD: AS Disc AS 408
Note: Krall replaces Milanov, who falls ill at the beginning of the “Dies irae.”
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WAGNER, RICHARD
 
Wagner: Ein Faust Ouvertüre (A Faust Overture)
 
Faust Overture
(a) Berlin Staatskapelle
1923 or 1924; [Berlin]
    • 78: Polydor 65955/6
    • CD: Classic Press CPCD-2005 (included in the Japanese publication Classic Press, No. 12, Autumn 2002)
 
Faust Overture
(b) NBC Symphony
April 8 or 9, 1939; Studio 8-H (live broadcast)
    • CD: AS Disc AS 414; Radio Years RY 56; Music & Arts CD-273; Music & Arts CD 4273
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Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (Flying Dutchman) – Overture
 
Wagner: Flying Dutchman Overture
(a) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
November 17, 1926; Columbia Petty France Studios, London
    • 78: Columbia M 68; Columbia (UK) L 1961/2 
    • LP: Metronome ULX 3007
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64; Iron Needle IN 1309; VAI Audio VAIA 1059; Grammofono 2000    GRM 78585; LYS 441/3; History 205245-303
 
Wagner: Flying Dutchman Overture
(b) Concertgebouw Orchestra
March 15, 1936; Concertgebouw (live performance)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society (Japan) BWS 1014
    • CD: Wing (Japan) WCD 1-2; Q Disc 97017 (13-CD set)
 
Wagner: Flying Dutchman Overture
(c) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
February 20, 1959; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia ML 5482; Philips ABL 3333; stereo: Columbia MS 6149; Philips SABL 114; Columbia M3S 743
    • CD: CBS/Sony MPK 45701; Sony SM2K 64456; Sony SX13K 92460
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Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman) – Two Scenes (Act I: “Die Frist ist um”; Act II: “Ach, möchtest du, bleicher Seemann, sie finden!”)
 
New York Philharmonic
Dorothee Manski (Senta), Friedrich Schorr (Dutchman), Emanuel List (Daland)
December 23, 1934; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • LP: Golden Age of Opera EJS 487
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Wagner: Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods) – Funeral Music
 
Wagner: Funeral Music from Götterdämmerung
(a) Symphony Orchestra
ca. May-June 1931; Central Hall, Westminster
    • 78: Columbia 68044D; Columbia (UK) LX 156 
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64; Iron Needle IN 1309; VAI Audio VAIA 1059; LYS 441/3
 
Wagner: Funeral Music from Götterdämmerung
(b) New York Philharmonic
February 7, 1943; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
 
Wagner: Funeral Music from Götterdämmerung
(c) Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
July 8, 1947; Hollywood Bowl (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
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Wagner: Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods) – Immolation Scene
 
Wagner: Immolation Scene from Götterdämmerung
(a) Helen Traubel, Soprano, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
July 8, 1947; Hollywood Bowl (live broadcast)
    • CD: Eklipse EKR CD 56
 
Wagner: Immolation Scene from Götterdämmerung
(b) Kirsten Flagstad, Soprano, New York Philharmonic
March 23, 1952; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society RR-531
    • CD: New York Philharmonic Special Editions NYP 9076/07; Nuova Era 2201; Music & Arts CD-838; Memories HR 4456/57; Simax PSC 1823
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Wagner: Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods) – Siegfried’s Rhine Journey
 
Wagner: Siegfried’s Rhine Journey from Götterdämmerung
(a) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
December 7, 1924; Columbia Petty France Studios, London
    • 78: Columbia 67084D; Columbia (UK) L 1636 
    • CD: EMI (Japan; limited edition) BCD-22
 
Wagner: Siegfried’s Rhine Journey from Götterdämmerung
(b) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
May 20, 1927; Scala Theatre, London
    • 78: Columbia 67315/6D; Columbia (UK) L 1982/3 
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64; Iron Needle IN 1309; VAI Audio VAIA 1059; Grammofono 2000 GRM 78585; LYS 441/3
 
Wagner: Siegfried’s Rhine Journey from Götterdämmerung
(c) Symphony Orchestra
May 25, 1932; Central Hall, Westminster
    • 78: Columbia 68101D; Columbia (UK) LX 191 
    • LP: Metronome ULX 3007
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64; LYS 441/3; History 205245-303
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Wagner: Lohengrin – Prelude to Act I
 
Wagner: Lohengrin Prelude to Act I
(a) New York Philharmonic
May 14, 1944; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • CD: AS Disc AS 414; Radio Years RY 56
 
Wagner: Lohengrin Prelude to Act I
(b) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
February 27, 1959; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia ML 5907, M2L 290, M2L 393; stereo: Columbia MS 6507, M2S 690, M2S 398; Columbia M3S 743; Odyssey Y 30667; SBRG 72139/40; SBRG 72143 
    • CD: CBS/Sony MPK 45701; Sony SM2K 64456; Sony SX13K 92460
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Wagner: Lohengrin – Prelude to Act III
 
Wagner: Lohengrin Prelude to Act III
(a) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
November 22, 1926; Columbia Petty France Studios, London
    • 78: Columbia M 68 (US); Columbia 1961/2 (UK)
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64; Iron Needle IN 1309; VAI Audio VAIA 1059; Grammofono 2000 GRM 78585; LYS 441/3
 
Wagner: Lohengrin Prelude to Act III
(b) New York Philharmonic
May 14, 1944; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • CD: AS Disc AS 414; Radio Years RY 56
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Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg – Prelude to Act I
 
Wagner: Meistersinger Prelude to Act I
(a) Symphony Orchestra
May 16, 1930; Central Hall, Westminster
    • 78: Columbia DX 86
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64; VAI Audio VAIA 1114; LYS 441/3; History 205245-303; EMI CZS5751332
 
Wagner: Meistersinger Prelude to Act I
(b) Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
July 8, 1947; Hollywood Bowl (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
 
Wagner: Meistersinger Prelude to Act I
(c) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
December 4, 1959; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia ML 5482, ML 5887; stereo: Columbia MS 6149, MS 6487; SABL 114 
    • CD: CBS/Sony MPK 45701; Sony SM2K 64456; Sony SX13K 92460
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Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg – Prelude to Act III
 
Wagner: Meistersinger Prelude to Act III (abridged)
(a) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
February 11, 1925; Columbia Petty France Studios, London
    • 78: Columbia DX 86; Columbia (UK) L 1651 
    • CD: EMI (Japan; limited edition) BCD-22
 
Wagner: Meistersinger Prelude to Act III
(b) Symphony Orchestra
May 25, 1932; Central Hall, Westminster
    • 78: Columbia CX 43; Columbia (UK) LX 180 
    • LP: Metronome ULX 3007
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64; VAI Audio VAIA 1114; LYS 441/3
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Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg – Dance of the Apprentices
 
Symphony Orchestra
ca. March 1932; Central Hall, Westminster
    • 78: Columbia CX 43; Columbia (UK) LX 232 
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64 ; VAI Audio VAIA 1114; LYS 441/3
Note: The US and UK 78 rpm issues have different couplings. The US issue is paired with Walter’s recording of Beethoven’s “Prometheus” Overture. The UK coupling is paired with Hamilton Harty’s performance of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro Overture.
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Wagner: Parsifal – Klingsor’s Magic Garden and Flower Maidens’ Scene
 
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
November 20, 1925; Columbia Petty France Studios, London
    • 78: Columbia 67190/1D (US); Columbia L 1746/47 (UK)
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64; Grammofono 2000 GRM 78585; LYS 441/3; VAI Audio VAIA 1059; CD BW-01 (in Michele Selvini, Bruno Walter: La porta dell’ eternità)
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Wagner: Parsifal – Prelude
 
Wagner: Parsifal Prelude
(a) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
November 26, 1925; Columbia Petty France Studios, London
    • 78: Columbia 1744/45 (UK)
    • LP: Metronome ULX 3007
    • CD: VAI Audio VAIA 1114; LYS 441/3; EMI (Japan; limited edition) BCD-22
 
Wagner: Parsifal Prelude
(b) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
May  27, 1927; Scala Theatre, London
    • 78: Columbia 1744/45R (UK)
    • CD: VAI Audio VAIA 1114; LYS 441/3; Iron Needle IN 1309; EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64; History 205245-303
 
Wagner: Parsifal Prelude
(c) Los Angeles Standard Symphony Orchestra
June 19, 1949; [Los Angeles] (live broadcast)
    • CD: Music & Arts CD-838
 
Wagner: Parsifal Prelude
(d) New York Philharmonic
March 23, 1952; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • CD: AS Disc AS 422; Historical Performer HP 27
 
Wagner: Parsifal Prelude
(e) San Francisco Symphony
April 18, 1954; [San Francisco] (live broadcast)
    • LP: CLS RPCL 2031
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Wagner: Parsifal – Prelude and Good Friday Music
 
Columbia Symphony Orchestra
February 25, 1959; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia ML 5482; stereo: Columbia MS 6149; Columbia M3S 743
    • CD: Sony SM2K 64456; Sony SX13K 92460
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Wagner: Parsifal – Transformation Scene
 
Wagner: Parsifal Transformation Scene
(a) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
November 25, 1925; Columbia Petty France Studios, London
    • 78: Columbia M 68; Columbia (UK) 1744/45 
    • LP: Metronome ULX 3007
    • CD: VAI Audio VAIA 1114; LYS 441/3; EMI (Japan; limited edition) BCD-22
 
Wagner: Parsifal Transformation Scene
(b) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
May 19, 1927; Scala Theatre, London
    • 78: Columbia 67572/3D in CM 68; Columbia (UK) L 1744/45R 
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64; LYS 441/3; Grammofono 2000 GRM 78585;
VAI Audio VAIA 1114; CD BW-01 (in Michele Selvini, Bruno Walter: La porta dell’ eternità)
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Wagner: Rienzi – Overture
 
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
June 15, 1926; Columbia Petty France Studios, London
    • 78: Columbia 9063/4M; Columbia (UK) L 1820/1 
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 80564; VAI Audio VAIA 1114; LYS 441/3; History 205245-303
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Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
 
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
(a) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
December 3–5, 1924; Columbia Petty France Studios, London
    • 78: Columbia 67099/100; Columbia (UK) L 1653/54 
    • CD: EMI (Japan; limited edition) BCD-22
 
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
(b) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
November 19, 1926; Columbia Petty France Studios, London
    • 78: Columbia CM 68
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64; LYS 441/3
 
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
(c) British Symphony Orchestra
May 16, 1930; Central Hall, Westminster
    • 78: Columbia X 26; Columbia (UK) LX 79/80 
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64, LYS 441/3
 
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
(d) Vienna Philharmonic
June 19, 1935; Musikvereinssaal
    • 78: Victor G 12; DB  2634/5 (UK)
    • LP: EMI World Records SH 193/94 (UK)
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 7761-74; Preiser PRE 90157; Sirio SO 530018; Palladio PD 4169; EMI CDH 7-64298-2 (Europe); LYS 441/3; Preiser CD 90157; History 205245-303; Opus Kura OPK 2017/8 (Japan);  Allegro CDO 1050
 
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
(e) NBC Symphony Orchestra
April 8, 1939; Studio 8-H (live broadcast)
    • CD: Serenade (Japan) SEDR-2007
 
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
(f) Boston Symphony
March 18, 1947; Symphony Hall, Boston (live broadcast)
    • CD: Wing (Japan) WCD 58
 
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
(g) Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
July 8, 1947; Hollywood Bowl (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
 
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
(h) Los Angeles Standard Symphony Orchestra
June 19, 1949; [Los Angeles] (live broadcast)
    • CD: Music & Arts CD-838
 
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
(i) New York Philharmonic
January 5, 1953; 30th Street Studios, New York
    • LP: Columbia ML 5338; Columbia Special Products CB-5; Odyssey Y 34621
    • CD: United Archives UAR005.1
 
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
(j) Los Angeles Philharmonic
July 14, 1953; [Los Angeles] (live broadcast)
    • CD: AS Disc AS 422; Historical Performer HP 27
 
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
(k) Orchestre National de la R. T. F.
May 5, 1955; Théâtre des Champs-Élysées (live broadcast)
    • LP: Educational Media Associates EMA 105; Bruno Walter Society (Japan) BWS 0S-7021-6-BS
    • CD: Tahra TAH 587-589
 
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
(l) New York Philharmonic
February 10, 1957; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • CD: Wing (Japan) WCD 27
 
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
(m) Columbia Symphony Orchestra
February 27, 1959; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia MS 6507; Columbia M2S 690; Columbia M3S 743 (plus rehearsal sequence); Odyssey Y30667
    • CD: CBS/Sony MPK 45701; Sony SM2K 64456 (plus rehearsal sequence); Sony SX13K 92460 (plus rehearsal sequence)
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Wagner: Tannhäuser – Overture and Venusberg Music
 
Tannhäuser: Overture and Venusberg Music
(a) Hollywood Bowl Symphony
July 8, 1947; Hollywood Bowl (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
 
Tannhäuser: Overture and Venusberg Music
(b) Columbia Symphony Orchestra; Occidental College Concert Choir; Howard Swan, Director
March 24 and 27, 1961; American Legion Hall
    • LP: Columbia MS 6507; Columbia M2S 690; Columbia M3S 743; Odyssey Y 30667
    • CD: CBS/Sony MPK 45701; Sony SM2K 64456; Sony SX13K 92460
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Wagner: Tannhäuser – Venusberg Music
 
Wagner: Tannhäuser, Venusberg Music
(a) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
June 14, 1926; Columbia Petty France Studios, London
    • 78: Columbia 67315/6D (US), Columbia L 1982/3 (UK)
    • LP: Metronome ULX 3007
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64; Iron Needle IN 1309; VAI Audio VAIA 1114; Grammofono 2000 GRM 78585; LYS 441/3
 
Wagner: Tannhäuser, Venusberg Music
(b) New York Philharmonic
March 23, 1952; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
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Wagner: Tristan und Isolde – Liebestod (Love-Death)
 
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
February 11, 1925; Columbia Petty France Studios, London
    • 78: Columbia 67163[D] (US); Columbia L 1652 (UK)
    • CD: VAI Audio VAIA 1114, EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64; Grammofono 2000 GRM 78585, LYS 441/43
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Wagner: Tristan und Isolde – Prelude and Liebestod (Love-Death)
 
Wagner: Tristan, Prelude and Liebestod (orchestral arrangement)
(a) New York Philharmonic
May 14, 1944; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • CD: AS Disc AS 414; Radio Years RY 56; Music & Arts CD-838
 
Wagner: Tristan, Prelude and Liebestod
(b) Helen Traubel, Soprano; Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
July 8, 1947; Hollywood Bowl (live broadcast)
    • CD: Eklipse EKR 56
 
Wagner: Tristan, Prelude and Liebestod
(c) Margaret Harshaw, Soprano; Los Angeles Philharmonic
July 14, 1953; [Los Angeles] (live broadcast)
    • CD: AS Disc AS 422; Historical Performer HP 27
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Wagner: Die Walküre – Two excerpts (Ride of the Valkyries; “War es so schmälich” to end of opera, with concert abridgment of the Magic Fire Music)
 
New York Philharmonic
Dorothee Manski (Brünnhilde), Friedrich Schorr (Wotan)
December 23, 1934; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • Source: Private collection
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Wagner: Die Walküre – Seventeen fragmentary excerpts
 
Hilde Konetzni (Sieglinde), Rose Merker (Brünnhilde), Kerstin Thorborg (Fricka), Luise Helletsgruber (Helmwige), Ella Flesch (Gerhilde), Margit Bokor (Ortlinde), Dora With (Waltraute), Aenne Michalski (Siegrune), Frieda Stroinigg (Rossweisse), Bella Paalen (Grimgerde), Elsa Weichert (Schwertleite), Franz Völker (Siegmund), Ludwig Hofmann (Wotan), Herbert Alsen (Hunding); Vienna Staatsoper Orchestra
October 13, 1936; Vienna Staatsoper (live performance)
    • CD: Koch/Schwann 3-1459-2
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Wagner: Die Walküre: Act 1
 
Vienna Philharmonic
Lotte Lehmann (Sieglinde), Lauritz Melchior (Siegmund), Emanuel List (Hunding)
 June 22, 1935; Musikvereinssaal
    • 78: Victor M 298 (US); HMV DB 2636/43 in Set M 237
    • LP: Seraphim 60190, EMI COLH 133 (UK), EMI 2C 051-03023 (France), Odeon 80686/8 (Germany)
    • CD: EMI References CDH 7-61020-2; EMI ZDH 61020; EMI (Japan) TOCE 7761-74; Danacord DACOCD 317/18; Grammofono 2000 GRM 78724; Arkadia 78526
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Wagner: Die Walküre – Act II, Scenes 3 and 5
 
Lotte Lehmann (Sieglinde), Ella Flesch (Brünnhilde), Lauritz Melchior (Siegmund), Alfred Jerger (Wotan), Emanuel List (Hunding); Vienna Philharmonic
June 26, 1935; Musikvereinssaal
    • 78: Victor M 582 (US); HMV G M 336 (UK?)
    • LP: EMI Pathé Marconi 2902123 (France); Odeon 80686/8 (Germany); Scene 5 only in EMI RLS 7711 (UK)
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 7761-74; EMI References CDH 7 64255 2; Danacord DACOCD 317/18; EMI CZS5751332 (Scene 5 only)
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Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder
 
Kirsten Flagstad, Soprano; Bruno Walter, Piano
March 23, 1952, Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • LP: New York Philharmonic/WQXR 1985 Radiothon Special Edition 851/2; Bruno Walter Society RR-531
    • CD: AS Disc AS 422; Music & Arts CD-838; Simax PSC 1824; Historical Performer HP 27
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WEBER, CARL MARIA VON
 
Weber: Euryanthe – Overture, J. 291
 
Weber: Euryanthe Overture
(a) New York Philharmonic
February 22, 1948; Carnegie Hall (live broadcast)
    • LP: New York Philharmonic/WQXR 1985 Radiothon Special Edition  841/2
 
Weber: Euryanthe Overture
(b) Musikalische Akademie
October 2, 1950; Deutsches Museum, Munich
    • CD: AS Disc AS 423; Legend LGD 114
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Weber: Der Freischütz – Overture, J. 277
 
Weber: Freischütz Overture
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
[February?] 1925; [London]
    • 78: Columbia 67082/3
    • CD: EMI TOCE 8051-64 (Japan); CD BW-01 (in Michele Selvini, Bruno Walter: La porta dell’ eternità)
 
Weber: Freischütz Overture
Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire de Paris
May 9, 1938; [Paris]
    • 78: HMV DB 3554 (UK)
    • LP: Bruno Walter Society (Japan) BWS 1006
    • CD: EMI (Japan) TOCE 8051-64
 
Weber: Freischütz Overture
Los Angeles Philharmonic
May 21, 1950; [Los Angeles] (live broadcast)
    • CD: AS Disc AS 423; Eklipse EKR CD 1402; Legend LGD 114; History 205242-303
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Weber: Invitation to the Dance (arr. Hector Berlioz), J. 260
 
Los Angeles Philharmonic
May 21, 1950; [Los Angeles] (live broadcast)
    • CD: Eklipse EKR CD 1402; Palladio PD 4202
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Weber: Konzertstück, J. 282 (Op. 79)
 
Paulina Carter, Piano; Los Angeles Philharmonic
May 21, 1950; [Los Angeles] (live broadcast)
    • CD: AS Disc 412; Eklipse EKR 1402; History 205242-303
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Weber: Oberon – Overture, J. 306
 
Weber: Oberon Overture
NBC Symphony Orchestra
March 18, 1939; Studio 8-H (live broadcast)
    • CD: Pearl GEMM CD 9131, Music & Arts CD-273, Music & Arts CD 4273; Serenade (Japan) SEDR-13
 
Weber: Oberon Overture
Los Angeles Philharmonic
June 19, 1949; [Los Angeles] (live broadcast)
    • CD: Eklipse EKR 1402; Legend LGD 114; History 205242-303
 
Weber: Oberon Overture
San Francisco Symphony
April 18, 1954; [San Francisco] (live broadcast)
    • LP: CLS RPCL 2031
    • CD: AS Disc AS 423
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WOLF, HUGO
 
Wolf: Lieder – “Phänomen,” “Anakreons Grab,” “Als ich auf dem Euphrat Schiffte,” “Blumengruss,” “In dem Schatten meiner Locken”
 
Elisabeth Schumann, Soprano; Bruno Walter, Piano
February 4, 1950; Town Hall, New York (live performance)
    • LP: Voce 117; Bruno Walter Society (Japan) BWS OW-7225 6-BS