Analog Masters

Analog Masters

The best classical records of the past (pre-1972) played from the original LPs, 45s, and 78s in host Tom Godell’s personal collection. Read more about the selection process.

Analog Masters: Episode 5

Aug 13, 2018

  1. Szeryng’s Beethoven Concerto

Bach Prelude from Partita in E

Henryk Szeryng

Odyssey 32 36 0013

Analog Masters: Episode 4

Jul 30, 2018

Larks and Other Surprises

Haydn String Quartet in D, Op 64/5, Lark

Flonzaley Quartet

RCA VCM-7103

Haydn Piano Sonata in Eb

Vladimir Horowitz

RCA LM-1957

https://www.discogs.com/Vladimir-Horowitz-Horowitz-In-Recital/release/3169773

Haydn Symphony 94, Surprise

Serge Koussevitzky/Boston Symphony

RCA DM 1156 (78 rpm)

Russian Ties I

Prokofiev Love for Three Oranges Suite, Op.33a

Gennady Rozhdestvensky/Moscow Radio Symphony

Melodiya/Angel SR-40157

https://www.discogs.com/Prokofiev-Gennady-Rozhdestvensky-Moscow-Radio-Symphony-Orchestra-Moscow-Radio-Chorus-The-Love-Of-Thr/master/964396

Prokofiev Violin Concerto #2 in G Minor, Op.63

Henryk Szeryng; Gennady Rozhdestvensky/London Symphony

Analog Masters: Episode 2

Jul 2, 2018

  1. Beethoven Dances with Mozart

Beethoven 12 Contradances

Willi Boskovsky/Vienna Mozart Ensemble

London CS 6656; issued 1970

https://www.amazon.com/Beethoven-Dances-Romances-Ensemble-Boskovsky/dp/B002J4OPZ6

Mozart Divertimento 2 in D, K.131

Willi Boskovsky/Vienna Mozart Ensemble

London STS 15170; issued 1968

From Vinyl To Final

Jun 19, 2018

It starts with the records. I began collecting classical music in 1965 and have never stopped. One significant lapse aside (which we shall address in due course), I’ve always taken great care with my discs. So, for the most part, the records I bought new are in pristine condition. I have purchased used records, but only those that were also well cared for.

Analog Masters: Episode 1

Jun 12, 2018

Super Sonic Sampler

 

Smetana Bartered Bride Overture 

Fritz Reiner/Chicago Symphony

RCA VICS 1424; issued 1969