Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt

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Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt

Post by otterhouse » Thu May 11, 2006 9:56 am

Hello all,
I have a nice 10# lp for you in mp3 at:
Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt and the Hamburg Radio Symphony Orchestra
play 4 of Dvorak's Slavonic Dances. Not a repertoire where
I expected to find Schmidt-Isserstedt conducting!!
Was this 1954 recording ever re-issued?

Rolf, Netherlands

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Post by david johnson » Thu May 11, 2006 11:07 am

Schmidt-Isserstedt does some of my favorite beethoven.


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Post by Richard » Thu May 11, 2006 5:27 pm

david johnson wrote:Schmidt-Isserstedt does some of my favorite beethoven.

Schmidt-Isserstedt had one of the most celebrated versions of the Beethoven Symphony No. 9, but I am not sure if it is still available. I'm too lazy to search through 300+ listings of the 9th Symphony at Amazon.
Does anyone know if the Schmidt-Isserstedt 9th is still available?

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Post by Gary » Thu May 11, 2006 5:35 pm

Here it is.
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Post by val » Fri May 12, 2006 3:09 am

Isserstedt recorded one of the best versions of Schubert's 6th Symphony.
I also love his version of Dvorak's Serenade opus 44.

And he and Ashkenazy recorded the version that is probably the best of Mozart's piano Concerto K 466.

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Post by Jack Kelso » Fri May 12, 2006 5:05 am

I had Schmidt-Isserstedt's recording of Beethoven's Third Symphony when I lived in California, but haven't seen it since I came to Germany.....it's a wonderful performance with the Vienna Philharmonic--- lyrical, noble and dramatic.

He was also the conductor of the historic Georg Kulenkampf recording of Schumann's Violin Concerto in Berlin, 1938.

A brilliant conductor!

"Schumann's our music-maker now." ---Robert Browning


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