Erich Leinsdorf And The Rochester Philharmonic Play Music Of Bach – 1950 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone: Birthday Edition

Happy 330th!

Happy 330th!

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Rochester Philharmonic – Erich Leinsdorf – April 1, 1950 –  Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Part 1

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Rochester Philharmonic – Erich Leinsdorf – April 8, 1950 –  Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Part 2

Something festive this week – depending on where you consult – March 21st was the 330th Birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach – or, it’s coming up on March 31st. There’s the new calendar and the old calendar.

Either way – March 2015 marks the 330th birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach.

So – to celebrate, and making something historic out of it by way of a performance, I found this complete 1950 broadcast of the St. Matthew Passion – with chorus, soloists and the Rochester Philharmonic, conducted by the legendary Erich Leinsdorf.

The performance is complete and was spread out over 2 weeks – the first part broadcast on April 1, 1950 and the second part broadcast on April 8th.

Since I doubt this performance has been commercially (or non-commercially) released, it’s something of a first and possibly the first time it’s been heard since it was originally broadcast in 1950. So it’s a special post this week on two occasions – a birthday and a rare recording to boot.

In any case – enjoy, and we’ll be back with the obscure rarities next week.

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1 Response

  1. fremaux123 says:

    Bach plus Leinsdorf, so unexpected and promising !!!!

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