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Sonotape Pre-Recorded 2-Track
Stereophonic Reel-to-Reel tapes 1956-57

 

SWB 8001   Carl Weinrich
Bach: Toccata and Fugue i D-minor / Passacaglia and Fugue in C-Minor (1956)

  

Recorded in the Vårfru Kyrka, Skänninge, Sweden. R D Darrell's
review is from the March 1957 issue of High Fidelity Magazine.

 

SWB 8002   Raymond Lewenthal, piano - Beethoven
Sonata in C Sharp Minor, Op 27, No 2 ("Moonlight") / Sonata in C Minor, Op 13 ("Pathétique") (1956)

  

R D Darrell's review from the August 1957 issue of High Fidelity Magazine to the right.

 

SWB 8003   Ars Nova, Robert Mandell conductor
Stravinsky: L'Histoire du Soldat (1956)

  

R D Darrell's review is from the February 1957 issue of High Fidelity Magazine.

 

SWB 8004   Robert Owen - Toccatas for Organ
Robert Owen plays the organ of Christ Church in Bronxville, New York (1956)

  

R D Darrell's review from the September 1957 issue of High Fidelity Magazine to the right.

 

SWB 8005   Ferrante & Teicher
Latin-American Adventure - Sounds Unbelievable (1956)

  

10 track stereo release of SW 1048. See that entry for more information.

 

SWB 8006   Dick Leibert - Leibert takes Richmond
Dick Leibert playing the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ at the Byrd Theater in Richomnd, Virginia (1956)

  

     

Recorded in April 1956 at the Byrd Theater, Richmond, VA.
R D Darrell's review from the February 1957 issue of High Fidelity Magazine in the center.

 

SWB 8008   Dick Leibert, organ
Christmas at Radio City (1956)

  

Recorded at the Radio City Music Hall, New York.

 

SWB 8010   Egon Petri, piano
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No 23 in F Minor, Op 57 ("Appassionata") (1956)

  

Recorded June 11-22, 1956 at the Esoteric Sound Studios, New York.
R D Darrell's review from the May 1957 issue of High Fidelity Magazine to the right.

 

SWB 8012   Dick Leibert
Leibert Takes a Holiday on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ (1956)

  

Recorded in April 1956 at the Byrd Theater, Richmond, VA.

 

SWB-DEM 1   The Famous Westminster-Sonotape 1956 Audio Show Demonstration Tape
Selections from SWB 8003-8014 with Lloyd Moss as narrator. (1956/57)

  

  

Prepared for the September 1956 New York and Chicago audio shows. R D Darrell's review
from the June 1957 issue of High Fidelity Magazine to the right.

 

SWB 8015   Artur Rodzinski - Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of London
Beethoven: Symphony No 5 in C Minor, Op 67 (Feb 1957)

  

Recorded in the Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London on September 25, 28 and 30, 1956.
R D Darrell's review is from the May 1957 issue of High Fidelity Magazine.

 

SWB 8016   Artur Rodzinski - Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of London - Erica Morini, violin
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op 35 (Feb 1957)

  

Recorded in the Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London on September 9, 12, 18-23, 1956.
R D Darrell's review is from the June 1957 issue of High Fidelity Magazine.

 

SWB 8017   Paul Badura-Skoda, piano
The Piano of Paul Badura-Skoda in Stereo (Feb 1957)

  

  

R D Darrell's review from the August 1957 issue of High Fidelity Magazine to the right.

 

SWB 8018   Erich Leinsdorf - Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of London
Mozart: Symphony No 18 in F Major, K 130 / Symphony No 21 in A Major, K 134 (Feb 1957)

  

Probably recorded September 1956 in Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London.

 

SWB 8019   Robert Locksmith and Robert Owen
Wedding Music (Feb 1957)

  

Musical background for a complete wedding ceremony, including certificate. Recorded 1956 at
the First Baptist Church in Rochester, NY during the same session as SWB-8011 and 8021.

 

SWB 8020   David Randolph - The Masterwork Chorus of Morristown, New Jersey
A Stereophonic Study in Double Choruses (Feb 1957)

  

  

Narrated by the conductor and Westminster's recording director Dr Kurt List.
R D Darrell's review from the June 1957 issue of High Fidelity Magazine to the right.

 

SWB 8021   Robert Owen and Robert Locksmith
Relax with Stereo - Restful classical music for Organ and Carillon(Feb 1957)

  

Recorded 1956 at the First Baptist Church in Rochester, NY at the same session as SWB-8011 and 8019.

 

SWB 9001   Artur Rodzinski - Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of London
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 4 in F-minor, Op 36 (Feb 1957)

  

  

Recorded in the Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London on September 9, 12, 14 and 18, 1956.
R D Darrell's review from the April 1957 issue of High Fidelity Magazine to the right.

 

SWB 9002   Artur Rodzinski - Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of London
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Ballet - concert version (Feb 1957)

  

  

Recorded in the Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London on September 10, 23 and 25, 1956.
Contains the Nutcracker suite plus an adapted version of the controversial "second suite".
R D Darrell's review from the April 1957 issue of High Fidelity Magazine upper right.

 

SWB 9003   Artur Rodzinski - Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of London
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Ballet (Complete) Act I (June 1957)

  

Recorded in the Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London on September 10, 23 and 25, 1956. R D Darrell's review
from the September 1957 issue of High Fidelity Magazine below. $32 would be equivalent to about $250 in 2015.

 

SWB 9004   Artur Rodzinski - Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of London
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Ballet (Complete) Act II (June 1957)

  

Recorded in the Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London on September 10, 23 and 25, 1956. An abridged
version of Georgie Sigsbee's review from the April 1958 issue or Tape Recording Magazine to the right.

 

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