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Early hi-fi wide range and stereo recordings made by Bell Laboratories in the early 1930's.

Title
Early hi-fi [sound recording] : wide range and stereo recordings made by Bell Laboratories in the early 1930's.
Publication
[Murray Hill, NJ?] : Bell Telephone Laboratories, p1979-1980.

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AudioUse in library *LDC 39333 v. 1 [CD] [Service copy]Performing Arts Research Collections - Recorded Sound
AudioUse in library *LDC 39333 v. 2 [CD] [Service copy]Performing Arts Research Collections - Recorded Sound

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Description
2 sound discs : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, mono. and stereo.; 12 in.
Alternative Title
  • Roman carnival overture.
  • Invitation to the dance.
  • Pictures at an exhibition.
Subjects
Note
  • Previously unpublished experimental recordings of Leopold Stokowski conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra.
  • The excerpts from "Prometheus", the 1st 2 groups of excerpts from "Pictures at an exhibition", and the excerpts from "Die Walküre" recorded in stereo; the remainder in mono.
  • Vol. 2 also cataloged in Atlas.
  • Technical notes and program notes by H. Ward Marston IV on containers.
Event (note)
  • Recorded in the Academy of Music, Philadelphia, 1931-1932.
Additional Formats (note)
  • Service copy (2 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.) available in: *LDC 39333.
Contents
  • v. 1. Roman carnival overture, op. 9 / Hector Berlioz (8:20) -- Invitation to the dance / Carl Maria von Weber (8:24) -- Scherzo from the incidental music for Shakespeare's A midsummer night's dream / Felix Mendelssohn (4:46) -- Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde / Richard Wagner (7:40) -- Symphony no. 5 : Prometheus : the poem of fire, op. 60 : [1st] excerpt (3:28) ; [2nd] excerpt (3:30) / Alexander Scriabin -- Pictures at an exhibition : Promenade (conclusion), Gnomes (3:34); The old castle (excerpt) (3:49); Bydlo (conclusion), Promenade, Ballet of the chicks in their shells, Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle, Catacombs (excerpt) (8:10); Hut on fowl's legs, The great gate of Kiev (3:58) / Modeste Moussorgsky.
  • v. 2. Die Walküre. Ride of the Valkyries (4:13) ; Wotan's farewell (excerpts) and Magic fire music (14:̀10) ; Siegfried. Forest murmurs (8:15) ; Die Götterdämmerung. Siegfried's funeral music (6:30) ; Brünnhilde's immolation (17:16) / Richard Wagner -- Stokowski speaks to the audience (1:20).
Call Number
*LDC 39333
LCCN
80760901
Title
Early hi-fi [sound recording] : wide range and stereo recordings made by Bell Laboratories in the early 1930's.
Imprint
[Murray Hill, NJ?] : Bell Telephone Laboratories, p1979-1980.
Event
Recorded in the Academy of Music, Philadelphia, 1931-1932.
Additional Formats
Service copy (2 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.) available in: *LDC 39333.
Local Note
Archival originals (2 sound discs : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.) in *LSRX 7434 (v.1) and *LSRX 20791 (v.2)
Added Author
Stokowski, Leopold, 1882-1977. Conductor
Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869. Carnaval romain.
Weber, Carl Maria von, 1786-1826. Aufforderung zum Tanze; arranged.
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847. Sommernachtstraum. Scherzo.
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. Tristan und Isolde. 1. Aufzug. Einleitung.
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. Tristan und Isolde. Liebestod.
Scriabin, Aleksandr Nikolayevich, 1872-1915. Prométhée. Selections.
Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich, 1839-1881. Kartinki s vystavki. Selections; arranged.
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. Ring des Nibelungen. Walküre. Walkürenritt.
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. Ring des Nibelungen. Walküre. Leb' wohl, du kühnes, herrliches Kind. Selections.
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. Ring des Nibelungen. Walküre. Feuerzauber.
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. Ring des Nibelungen. Siegfried. Waldweben.
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. Ring des Nibelungen. Götterdämmerung. Trauermarsch.
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. Ring des Nibelungen. Götterdämmerung. Brünnhildes Schlussgesang.
Bell Telephone Laboratories, inc.
Philadelphia Orchestra. Performer
Added Title
Roman carnival overture.
Invitation to the dance.
Pictures at an exhibition.
Publisher No.
BTL-7901 Bell Laboratories
BTL 8001 Bell Laboratories
Research Call Number
*LDC 39333 Notes on LP containers.
*LSRX 7434
*LSRX 20791
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