#ClassicsaDay #Summerof78s Week 1

Classical music performers have been recording for over a century. The Classics a Day team declares July the Summer of 78. Or rather, the summer of 78s. For July, post recordings that were originally issued on 78 rpm discs.

Many legendary performances have been captured on 78 rpm. And more than a few 20th Century composers playing or conducting their own music. Here are my postings for the first week of #Summerof78s.

07/06/22 Lili Boulanger – Nocturne
Gregor Piatigorsky, cello

Ukrainian-American cellist Piatigorsky also made the arrangement of this piece and recorded it in 1936.


07/07/22 Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7 in F major

Capet Quartet

This French ensemble was considered one of the leading string quartets of the 1920s. They made this recording for Columbia in 1928, shortly before their disbanding.


07/08/22 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 4666
Wilhelm Kempff, piano; Dresden Philharmonic; Paul van Kempen, conductor

Kempff recorded this work for Polydor in 1941.

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