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Early Recordings in the Archive of Recorded Sound

Early Beethoven Recordings from Radio and Live Concerts

These recordings are in the Archive of Recorded Sound’s Non-Commercial Discs Collection. They are recorded primarily on lacquer discs from the 1930s through early 1950s and contain many performances never issued to the general public. The discs are in remote storage and require 1-3 days to be paged to the Stanford campus. To hear these recordings, please contact the Archive staff. Request specific recordings using the box and disc numbers.

More unique recordings of broadcasts and live performances can be found by searching the finding aids for the Archive of Recorded Sound

 

 

Chamber Music

 

Cello Sonata

Zara Nelsova, cello; Jane Hohfeld Galante, piano. No date. Box 5, disc 12-336.

 

Cello Sonata, op. 5, no. 1 in F Major

Victor Gottlieb, violin; Gunnar Johansen, piano. 9 and 13 August 1940. Box 11, disc 10-841—10-842, and 10-846.

 

Piano Trio, op. 1, no. 3 in c minor

Sylvia Lent, violin; Victor Gottlieb, cello; Gunnar Johansen, piano. 13 August 1940. Box 11, disc 10-848—10-849.

Heiden, violin; Chausow, cello; Nelson, piano. No date. Box 20, disc 10-1419.

 

String Quartet, op. 59, no. 3. Fugue arr. for orchestra

NBC Symphony; Arturo Toscanini, conductor. 3 December 1944. Box 219, disc 16-5106.

 

String Quartet, op. 130. Cavatina arr. for orchestra

NBC Symphony; Arturo Toscanini, conductor. 3 December 1944. Box 219, disc 16-5106.

 

Violin Sonata, op. 47 in A Major

Sylvia Lent, violin; Gunnar Johansen, piano. 13 August 1940. Box 11, disc 10-850—10-851.

 

Violin Sonata, op. 96 in G Major

Sylvia Lent, violin; Gunnar Johansen, piano. 20 August 1940. Box 11, disc 10-836—10-838.

 

Various Chamber Works

Gunnar Johansen, piano. August 1940. Box 11, disc 10-839—10-840; 10-843—10-845; and 10-847

 

Overtures

 

Leonore Overture No. 2

Concertgebouw Orchestra; Eduard van Beinum, conductor. No date. Box 194, 16-4272—16-4273.

 

Symphonies

 

Symphony no. 5

New York Philharmonic; Artur Rodzinski, conductor. 10 January 1944. Box 203, disc 16-4600—16-4606. 25 June 1944. Box 204, disc 16-4607—16-4612.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Karl Krueger, conductor. 7 December 1947. Box 56, disc 16-1378.

 

Symphony no. 6

Parts 9 and 10. NBC Symphony Orchestra; Eric Kleiber, conductor. No date. Box 2, disc 10-149.

NBC Symphony Orchestra; Eric Kleiber, conductor. Box 221, disc 16-5171—16-5173 and Box 222, discs 16-5210—16-5211.

 

Symphony no. 8

4th Movement. Florida Symphony; Yves Chardon, conductor. No date. Box 5, disc 12-336.

 

Symphony no. 9

Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra; Serge Koussevitsky, conductor. No date (program 122). Box 27, disc 16-658—16-660

NBC Symphony Orchestra; Arturo Toscanini, conductor. 3 April 1948. Box 144, disc 16-3571—16-3572.

 

Concertos

 

Rudolf Serkin, piano; New York Philharmonic; Guido Cantelli, conductor. No date. Box 222, disc 16-5207.

 

Piano Concerto no. 1, op. 15

Rudolf Serkin, piano; New York Philharmonic. 29 March 1953. Box 57, disc 16-1409.

 

Piano Concerto no. 2, op. 19

NBC Symphony Of The Air; William Kapell, piano; Vladimir Golschmann, conductor. 23 June 1946. Box 218, disc 16-5076—16-5080.

 

Piano Concerto no. 3, op. 37

Alexander Brailowsky, piano; New York Philharmonic. 13 August 1944. Box 203, disc 16-4597—16-4599.

 

Piano Concerto no. 4, op. 58

Miklos Schwalb, piano; Westminster Orchestra. No date. Box 4, disc 12-271—12-279.

Amparo Iturbi, piano. New York Philharmonic; John Barbirolli, conductor. 26 December 1937. Box 219: 16-5120, 16-1522.

 

Violin Concerto

Nathan Milstein, violin; New York Philharmonic; George Szell, conductor. 9 December 1951. Box 7, disc 10-522.

 

Opera

 

Fidelio

Act 1. Rose Bampton, soprano; Eleanor Steber, soprano; Sidor Belarsky, bass; Herbert Janssen, baritone; Joseph Laderoute, tenor. NBC Symphony Orchestra; Arturo Toscanini, conductor. 10 December 1944. Box 204, disc 16-4613—16-4616.

 

Mass

Columbia Symphony Orchestra; Robert Shaw, conductor. Box 224, disc 16-5270—16-5271.

 

Various Works

Philadelphia Symphony; Pierre Monteux, conductor. 27 October 1946. Box 205, disc 16-4667—16-4668

NBC Symphony; Hans Schweiger, conductor. June or July 1949. Box 220, disc 16-5151—16-5152.