Cover reverse: Toscanini - 'As I Knew Him' by Samuel Chotzinoff These notes have been adapted from a talk given by Chotzinoff to the America-Italy Society at Columbia University on 14 November 1962.
Toscanini, Vina Bovy, Kerstin Thorborg, Jan Peerce, Ezio Pinza - The Finest Prewar Performance By The Maestro (From The Broadcast Of 6 February. The Arturo Toscanini Recordings Association. Category Country Year ATRA-3007 Unknown. Related Music albums to Beethoven IX The Finest Prewar Performance By The Maestro, From The Broadcast Acetates Carefully Reprocessed (From The Broadcast Of 6 February 1938) by Beethoven
Kerstin Thorborg (May 19, 1896 - April 12, 1970) was a Swedish opera singer. The contralto Kerstin Thorborg was one of the best dramatic Wagnerian singers in the two decades between 1930 and 1950. In addition, she was endowed with a beautifully steady and intense tone. Born in Venjan, Sweden, Kerstin Thorborg studied singing at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm
The soloists are Vina Bovy, Kerstin Thorborg, Jan Peerce, and Ezio Pinza. Toscanini followed all of Beethoven's manuscripts very astutely and it showed by the timings of the metronome. While W. Furtwangler would record this work in 75 minutes or so, Toscanini believed Beethoven's markings showed a much faster tempo of around 63-65 minutes. This 1938 recording shows the timings opf the four movements as: 12:58; 12:38; 13:59; and the finale timed at 23:51. This, I believe, is the tempo that ole Ludwig would have preferred.
Album · 2012 · 5 Songs. Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, "Choral": I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso. By Friedrich von Schiller & Ludwig van Beethoven. 3. 125, "Choral": II. Molto vivace.
Jan Peerce was born Jacob Pincus Perelmuth to a Jewish family. His parents, Louis and Henya Perelmuth, came from the village of Horodetz, formerly in Poland, now Belarus. Their first child, a daughter, died in an epidemic. Peerce first sang with Toscanini on February 6, 1938, in Carnegie Hall in a broadcast performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony; the soloists also included soprano Vina Bovy, mezzo-soprano Kerstin Thorborg, and bass Ezio Pinza. Peerce joined the roster of principal tenors at the Philadelphia La Scala Opera Company (PLSOC) in 1938.
|Beethoven Symphony No. 9 In D. Op. 125|
|A1||Allegro Ma Non Troppo, Un Poco Maestoso||13:12|
|A2||Molto Vivace: Presto||12:42|
|A3||Adagio Molto E Cantabile - Beginning||6:36|
|B1||Adagio Molto E Cantabile - Conclusion||7:31|
|B2||Presto Etc.: Schiller's "Ode To Joy"||24:08|
- Bass Vocals – Ezio Pinza
- Composed By – Beethoven*
- Conductor – Arturo Toscanini
- Contralto Vocals – Kerstin Thorborg
- Soprano Vocals – Vina Bovy
- Tenor Vocals – Jan Peerce
NotesCover reverse: Toscanini - As I Knew Him By Samuel Chotzinoff
Label text: Live concert recorded 6 February 1938.
|ATRA-3007||Beethoven*, Arturo Toscanini, Vina Bovy, Kerstin Thorborg, Jan Peerce, Ezio Pinza||Beethoven*, Arturo Toscanini, Vina Bovy, Kerstin Thorborg, Jan Peerce, Ezio Pinza - Beethoven IX The Finest Prewar Performance By The Maestro, From The Broadcast Acetates Carefully Reprocessed (From The Broadcast Of 6 February 1938) (LP, Mono)||The Arturo Toscanini Recordings Association||ATRA-3007||US||Unknown|