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Updated 4/24/2014
 
Current and complete list of all records for sale is now kept on a google spreadsheet.


These records comes from two amazing opera collections I bought over the past year. One a pastor the other an archivist who made a library out of her home.  Both were properly maintained in climate controlled non-smoking environments with proper shelving. Each of these lovely box sets has been a pleasure to play and listen to.  They are doubles in my collection so I hope to sell them and clear out some room for more records!
Cornelius, Der Barbier Von Bagdad, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Nicolai Gedda, Oskar Czerwenka, Hermann Prey, Erich Leinsdorf, Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus London, Odeon/EMI/Dacapo, 1 c 147-01 448/49, Still Sealed, German EMI reissue of 1956 Recording; 2 LP Box Set with booklet still sealed in shrink wrap, $13.00

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Cherubini, Medea, Gwyneth Jones, Bruno Prevedi, Pilar Lorengar, Justino Diaz, and Fiorenza Cossotto, Chorus and Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome; Lamberto Gardelli, conductor, 1968, London OSA 1389, VG+VG+, 3 LP Box Set w/libretto booklet

Box has light shelf wear, with a few weather spots (foxing) on the inside, 20 page booklet is excellent, black ffrr label, Side 1 has a .5" shallow but feelable mark which causes a moderate to low pop for 2.5 minutes; otherwise, the set is VG+ Very Good Plus with some light pressure and paper scuffs and a hint of greying. Spot checks show no evidence of groove damage. I am happy to provide an audio sample. 3 LP stereo, $4.00

 
Cimarosa, Il Marriage Segreto,

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Leoni, Franco (1864-1949), L'Oracolo/Reminiscences of the music from James Bernard Fagan's play "The Prayer of the Sword," Joan Sutherland, soprano, Huguette Tourangeau, contralto, Ryland Davies, tenor, Tito Gobbi, baritone, Richard Van Allan, Clifford Grant, basses, John Alldis Choir, Finchley Children’s Music Group, National Philharmonic Orchestra; Richard Bonynge, conductor, 1977, London OSA 12107, VG+/NM, 2 LP Box Set, Notch, Automatic sequence; 16p illustrated booklet with libretto and notes.  Recorded July and Sept. 1975 in Kingsway Hall, London. $4.00

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Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791, The Magic Flute

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Puccini, Manon Lescaut, Caballe, Domingo, Bartoletti, 1972, Angel SBLX 3782, VG+/EX, brown label, b&w textured paper booklet, 2 LP Set, $4.00

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Strauss, Richard, 1864-1949, der Rosenkavalier, Evelyn Lear & Ruth Welting, sopranos; Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano; José Carreras, tenor; Derek Hammond Stroud, baritone; Jules Bastin, bass "Chorus of the Netherlands Opera; Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; Edo de Waart, conductor. Recorded in the main hall of de Doelen in Rotterdam, 1977, Philips 6707 030 (9500 176-9500 179), Sealed, 4 LP Box Set, 2 Booklets, $18.00

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Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901, Il Corsaro, Caballe, Carreras, Mastromei, Norman, Gardelli, 1976, Philips 6700-098, VG/EX, 2LP Box Set, Dutch pressing, Silver on Red Label; 14p. Booklet is missing -- pdf version of booklet is included; 120g vinyl, box has splits, flaking, shelf wear, $3.00

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Berlioz, Damnation of Faust (unabridged), Veasley, Gedda, Bastin, Van Allen, Sir Colen Davis Conducting the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, 1973, Philips 6703-042, EX/EX, silver on red Philips label, Dutch Pressing, name stamped on inside cover of booklet; 3 LP Set & booklet with notes and Libretto complete, $6.00 SOLD
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Britten, War Requiem, Galina Vishnevskaya, Peter Pears, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Benjamin Britten Conductor London Symphony Orchestra & Melos Ensemble; The Bach Choir; The Highgate School Boys' Choir, 1963, London, A 4255, VG+/NM, Mono, mat, silver on black London label "made in England", booklet, 2 LP, mono, $4.00 

 

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Benjamin Britten, Billy Budd, Glossop, Pears, Langdon, Shirley-Quirk, Britten conducts London Symphony Orchestra, 1968, London  OSA-1390, VG+/NM, Box has small split on bottom spine corner, light shelf wear, mat, silver on black London Label, "made in England", name stamped on inside of box and on booklet; 32 page booklet w/notes & complete libretto, 3 LP, stereo, $4.50

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Cornelius, Der Barbier Von Bagdad, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Nicolai Gedda, Oskar Czerwenka, Hermann Prey, Erich Leinsdorf, Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus London, Odeon/EMI/Dacapo, 1 c 147-01 448/49, Still Sealed, German EMI reissue of 1956 Recording; 2 LP Box Set with booklet still sealed in shrink wrap, $13.00
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Lehar, Das Land Des Lachelns, (1967) Rothenberger, Gedda, Willy Mates, Odeon (EMI), C1632899192, EX/EX, 2 LP Box Set, Booklet in German, Name stamped on inside cover, Deluxe cloth bound box, Gold EMI label, German pressing, $8.00  SOLD
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Lehar, Paganini, Gedda, Rothenberger, Miljakovic, Boskovsky, 1977, Angel, SBLX 3863, EX/EX, name stamped on inside cover, bronze angel label, quadrophonic, "Mastered by Capitol" in dead wax, Automatic sequence, 2LP Set, $6.00

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Massenet, Thais, Sills, Milnes, Gedda, Maazel, New Philharmonia Orchestra; John Aldis Choir, 1976, Angel, SCLX 3832, EX, name stamped on inside cover, bronze angel lbl, 3LP Set, stereo, $5.00

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Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791, Le Nozze Di Figaro, Wixell; Norman, Freni; Ganzarolli; Minton, Sir Colin Davis - BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, 1971, Philips 6707 014 (6500 272-275), VG(+)/EX, 4 LP Box Set w/44 page booklet, Box is damaged, top 2" of spine was torn off, corner split, Silver on Red Philips label, 130gram vinyl, $4.00

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Puccini, La Boheme, Pavarotti, Freni, von Karajan, 1973, London, OSA-1299, ffrr, London Black Label, 1973, Mastered in Holland on label; 2 LP Box Set w/33 page booklet, $6.00 SOLD
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Puccini, Tosca, Tebaldi, George London, Mario Del Monaco, Silvio Maionica, Fernando Corena, Piero De Palma, Giovanni Morese, Ernesto Palmerini, Orchestra & Chorus of the Accademia Di Santa Cecilia Rome, Francesco Molinari-Pradelli, 195?, London, OSA-1210, VG/VG, ffss stereophonic ffss label; black and white libretto, 2 LP, $0.50 SOLD

 

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Puccini, Turandot, Nilsson, Tebaldi, Bjoerling, Tozzi, Leinsdorf, 1960, RCA LSC-6149, NM/EX, late 70s-80s reissue (Red Seal w/White Nipper), 3 LP Box Set, Automatic Sequence, Booklet w/notes libretto, Side 3 has a manufacturer's flaw in the vinyl which cause a pop for 3 revolutions, $6.00 SOLD
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Shostakovich, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Galina Vishnevskaya, Nicolai Gedda, Dimeter Petrov, Werner Krenn, Mstislav Rostropovich, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Ambrosian Opera Chorus, 1979, Angel SCLX-3866, VG+/NM, Bronze Angel Label; timings written on inside cover in ink 4"x4"; 3LP Box Set (Automatic Sequence), Box has light edge and shelf wear, One corner has a seam split, booklet has complete notes, photos of the artists, and a complete translated and transliterated libretto, Excellent Stereo Recording, $9.00

From what I can tell, the CD & DVD of this recording are currently Out of Print  SOLD

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Strauss, Egyptian Helen (Agyptische Helena), (1979) Jones, Kastu, Hendricks, Antal Dorati,Conducts the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, London OSA-13135, VG+/VG+, 3 LP Box Set, Automatic Sequence, Black London label, "made in England", box has light shelf wear, a small split on the top left corner, writing in ink on inside cover, complete booklet with libretto and notes, vinyl has a few slight scuffs from storage which do not affect play, $5.00   SOLD
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Verdi, I Vespri Siciliani, Montserrat Caballe, Nicolai Gedda, Cornell MacNeil, Harald Stamm, Nello Santi , 1977, HRE, HRE V819-3, SS , Live Recording, "Complete Verdi Cycle #19", top right of box has a minor corner dent visible through shrink wrap, $20.00  SOLD
on HRE from ARSCList:  At 04:55 PM 8/10/2003 -0700, John Ross wrote:
>Can anybody tell me something about a record label called "Historical
>Recording Enterprises"? I've recently acquired a handful of classical and
>operatic LPs on that label as part of a collection. They have all the signs
>of being bootlegs.

"Bootleg" is difficult to define in some cases and I believe that HRE, like
BJR and MRF, was a small label which was in the neighborhood of the
unscrupulous ones, but may not be considered one of them. I know them from
rare material, often with little-known artists, which merited distribution
for historical and musicological reasons. They were well produced from
sources of broadcast quality, suggesting that the tapes were provided by
the producing organizations directly or indirectly, knowingly or not. BJR
was the most professional of the lot, MRF less so, HRE least of the three
and comparable with OASI and many other labels, but still far ahead of EJS
and the true pirates who fed off one another's product and issued cheap
ripoffs of commercial recordings or standard works with stellar artists
from audience tapes.

Still, they are extra-legal in the sense that they are not licensed, they
presumably paid no royalties, and they probably violated copyright.

Mike
mrichter@xxxxxxx
http://www.mrichter.com/

I forget which one of these, but one such label, perhaps HRE, was produced
out of a basement archive of one of the gentlemen that lived in Toronto,
Canada.  I was at his place with Phil Miller, during one of the MLA
meetings.  They would take various artist's single recordings and put them
together to make a "recording" of a complete opera, when no such other
performance or commercial recording of the complete work was available.  One
of the partners from this endeavor ended up teaching at Florida State
University for the newly set up course in Music Industry which he
established there back in the 60s. Unfortunately I've forgotten the names of
these people.  I believe that one or two of the gentlemen were in attendance
at the early New York ARSC meeting.  These recordings were available through
one of the record shops in New York, I believe at the time the shop was on
43rd or 47th street where we reviewers took our reviewed recordings for
exchange for something we really wanted...in my case an unauthorized
recording of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with Robert Shaw conducting. I had
played under Robert Shaw when he conducted the Missa Solemnis in Anchorage
Alaska, and there was no other recording by Shaw of this work...taken at a
much faster clip than other renditions.
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Vivaldi, Orlando Furioso, Horne, Valentini, de los Angeles, Claudio Scimone, I Soloisti Veneti, 1978, RCA ARL3-2869, EX/EX, Red Seal label w/ Nipper (original release); booklet with complete libretto & notes; name stamped on inside of box, 3 LP, stereo, $6.00    SOLD
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