THE SIXTEEN SPACE CAPSULE
CASSETTE TAPES
Twenty-Four Hours of Music
Compiled by Frank Forman

BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN
1770-1827
MIDDLE AND LATE QUARTETS. Lowenguth Quartet [Alfred Lowenguth,
Jacques Gotkovsky, Roger Roche, Roger Loewenguth]. $Vox Box.SVBX
543/4/5:
Tape 1
No. 7 in F, Op. 59.1 (1805-6)
B No. 8 in e, Op. 59.2
No. 9 in C, Op. 59.3: 1
Tape 2  : 2-3
No. 10 in Eb, Op. 74 (Harp) (1809): 1
B : 2-4
No. 11 in f, Op. 95 (Serious) (1810)

Bonus: Quintet Fugue in D, Op. 137 (1817). Endres Quartet [Heinz
 Endres, Josef Rottenfusser, Fritz Ruf, Adolph Schmid] and
 Siegfried Meineke, 2nd viola. $Vox Box.SVBX 579

Bach to the Loewenguth Quartet:
No. 12 in Eb, Op. 127 (1823-5): 1
Tape 3  : 2-4
No. 15 in a, Op. 132 (1825): 1-2
B : 3-5
No. 13 in Bb, Op. 130 (1825-6): 1-2
Tape 4  : 4-5
No. 17 in Bb, Op. 133 (Groáe Fuge) (1835-6)
No. 13 in Bb, Op. 130: 6 (new finale, 1826)
B No. 14 in c#, Op. 131 (1826)
Tape 5
No. 16 in F, Op. 135 (1826)

TCHAIKOVSKY, PETER ILLICH
1840-1893
Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32 (1876). Albert Coates (1882-1953),
 anon. Symphony Orchestra. Recorded 24.10.22,24. MxCc 5272-2/5273-
 2/5274-1/5290-1. G.D 951/2 B

BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN
1770-1827
(33) Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli in C (1822-3).
Wilhelm Backhaus (1884-1969). Recored 54.10. #London.LL 1102

BARTşK, BLA JANOS VIKTOR
1881-1945
STRING QUARTETS. Ramor Quartet [Andreas S ndor, Erwin Ramor,
Zolt n Thirring, Vera N¢gr dy]. $Vox Box.SVBX 519
Tape 6
No. 1 in A, Op. 7, Sz"ll"sy 40 (1908)
No. 2 in A, Op. 17, Sz. 67 (1915-7): 1
B : 2-3
No. 3 in C#, Sz. 85 (1927)
No. 4 in C, Sz. 91 (1928): 1-4
Tape 7  : 5
No. 5 in Bb, Sz. 102 (1934)
No. 6 in D, Sz. 114 (1939): 1
B : 2-4

Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116 (1943). Ernest Ansermet (1883-
 1969), l'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. #London.STS 15,110
Tape 8  : 4-5
Piano Conerto 3, Sz. 119 (1945). G‚za Anda (1921-76), Ferenc
 Fricsay (1914-63), Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Recorded
 1960. $DGG.2535 262.
Sonata for Solo Violin, Sz. 117 (1944). Tibor Varga (born 1921).
 $DGG.GEMA 415 995: 1
B : 2-4

MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS
1756-1791
Concerto 23 in A, K. 488 (1786). Wilhelm Kempff, Ferdinand Leitner
 (born 1912), Bamberg Symphony. $DGG.138 645

+BARTşK, BLA JANOS VIKTOR
1881-1945
Violin Concerto 2 (1938). Zolt n Sz‚kely (b. 1903), Josef Willem
 Mengelberg (1871-1951), Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam.
 Recorded at the world premiŠre, 39.3.23 Thursday. #Hungaraton.LPX
 11573. First 5'44" only.

BACH, JOHANN SEBASTIAN
1685-1750
SONATAS AND PARTITAS FOR VIOLIN ALONE, Schmieder 1001-6 (1720).
 Joseph Szigeti, geb. Singer (1892-1973). Recorded at Columbia in
 1955 and edited by Vanguard in 1962. #Bach Guild.BG 627/9
Tape 9
Sonata 1 in g
Partita 1 in b  B 
Sonata 2 in a
Partita 2 in d: 1-4
Tape 10
Partita 2 in d: 5, Chaconne
Sonata 3 in C
Partita 3 in E: 1  B 
Partita 3 in E: 2-6

Klavierbung: Teil IV (Gouldberg Variations), B.W.V. 988 (Leipzig,
 1741-2). Glenn Herbert Gould (1932-82), piano. Gould's first
 recording of the work, 1955. #Columbia.ML 5060
Tape 11  : end
BRAHMS, JOHANNES
1883-1897
Piano Quintet in f, Op. 34 (1861-4). Harold Bauer (1873-1951),
 Flonzaley Quartet [Adolfo Betti (1873-1950), Alfred Pochon (1878-
 1959), Nicolas Moldavan (1891-1974), Iwan d'Archambeau (1879-
 1955)]. Recorded 25.12. Victor.M 10  B  :4
Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77 (1878). Joseph Szigeti, geb. Singer
 (1892-1973), Hamilton Harty (1879-1941), Hall‚ Orchestra.
 Recorded 28.12.3-5. mxWAX 4420-1/1-3/2-3/3-3/4-2/5-2/6-1/7-2/8-2
 (9 sides). Columbia.M 117
Tape 12
Symphony 1 in c, Op. 80 (1855-76). Josef Willem Mengelberg (1871-
 1951), Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam. Recorded in concert
 40.12.13 Sunday. #Philips.W 09,907L  B
Piano Trio 1 in B, Op. 8 (revised version of 1891). Myra Hess
 (1895-1965), Isaac Stern (b. 1920), Pablo Casals (Pau Carlos
 Salvador Casals y Defill¢) (1876-1973). Recorded 52.6 Prades in
 concert. #Columbia.ML 4719

SCHUBERT, FRANZ SERAPH PETER
1797-1828
Impromptu 3 in Gb, Op. 90.3, D. 899.3 (1828). Wilhelm Kempff
 (1895-1991). $DGG.139,149

BRAHMS, JOHANNES
1883-1897
Piano Trio 1 in B, Op. 8 (original version of 1854). Odeon Trio
 [Leonard Hokanson, Kurt Gunter, Angelica May]. $MHS 4215. Last
 minute only.

Tape 13
SCHUBERT, FRANZ SERAPH PETER
1797-1828
Symphony 9 (Old No. 7) in C, Op. Posth., D. 994 (?1825-8). Josef
 Willem Mengelberg (1871-1951), Concertgebouw Orchestra of
 Amsterdam. Recorded in concert 40.12.19 Thursday. #Philips.PHM
 500,191 in SPS4 905  B 

TCHAIKOVSKY, PETER ILLICH
1840-1893
Symphony 5 in e, Op. 64 (1888). Evgeni Alexandrovich Mravinsky
 (1903-88), the Leningrad State Philharmonic Academy Symphony
 Orchestra, Named after Dmitri Dmitrovich Shostakovich [1906-75],
 Honored Collective of the Russian Soviet Federated Socialist
 Republics. Live 78.6.13 Vienna. $Ariola/Melodyia.300,666 in
 300,668-440.

bonus: end of Symphony 5. Josef Willem Mengelberg (1871-1951),
 Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam. 39.11.26 Sunday live.
 Source: Master tape of recording broadcast over French National
 Radio

Tape 14
MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS
1756-1791
Mass 19 in d, K. 626 (Requiem) (1791). Hermann Scherchen (1891-
 1966), Vienna State Opera Orchestra and Akademie Kammerchor.
 Magda Laszlo, soprano; Hilde R"ssel-Majdan (b. 1921), contralto;
 Petre Munteanu, tenor; Richard Standen, bass. Probably 1953.
 #Westminster.WL 5233
B :end

DVOşşK, ANTONIN LEOPOLD
1841-1904
Quartet 12 in F (Old No. 6), Op. 96, ("American") (1893). The
 Bohemian String Quartet [Karel Hoffmann (1872-1936), Josef Suk
 (1874-1935), Jiş¡ Herold (1875-1934), Ladislav Zelenka (born
 1881)]. 1928. Polydor.95.084/6

BACH, JOHANN SEBASTIAN
1685-1750
Fugue in g, S. 578, ("The Little") (Weimar, about 1709). Helmut
 Walcha (1907-91), Schnitger Organ in Cappel, Germany. 52.9.16.
 #DGG.ARC 3021.
Cantata 105, Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht" (Leipzig, premi‚re
 1723.7.25): 5, Aria for Tenor, Horn, Strings, and Continuo, "Kann
 ich nur Jesum mir zum Freunde machen, so gilt der Mammon nichts
 bei mir" (Bach's Anti-Capitalist Manifesto). Helmut Krebs (born
 1913), tenor; Fritz Werner (born 1898), Pforzheim Chamber
 Orchestra. $Muscial Heritage Society.516
 
Tape 15
BRUCKNER, JOSEF ANTON
1824-1896
Symphnoy 4 in Eb, ("Romantic") (1874, rev. 1878-80 and 1886).
 Prof. Hermann Abendroth (1883-1956), "Leipzig Symphony
 Orchestra," in fact the Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra.
 Recorded in concert 54.12.8 Wednesday. Probably the 1886 version.
 #Urania.URLP 401: 1-2

bonus: Symphony 4:3 (1st ver. of 1874). Eliahu Inbal (born 1936),
 Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. 1982. ›Philips.042,921  B 

Back to Abendroth:
Symphony 4: 3-4.

WAGNER, WILHELM RICHARD
1813-1883
Die Walkre (1850): act iii: Ride of the Valkyries. Joseph Willem
 Mengelberg (1871-1951), New York Philharmonic. Recorded 26.1.4
 Carnegie Hall. Matrix XE 17330. Brunswick.50161 to ›Pearl
 [England].GEMM CDS 9922
Die G"tterd„mmerung (1876): act iii: Siegfried's Funeral March.
 Albert Coates (1882-1953), Symphony Orchestra. 26.3.26 and 1.26
 Queen's Hall. Matrices CR 217-2/141-3. Victor 9449
Lohengrin: Prelude to act iii. Albert Coates (1882-1953), London
 Symphony Orchestra. 29.10.23. Matrix Cc 17832-1. Gramophone D
 1815B

Tape 16
SCHUMANN, ROBERT ALEXANDER
1810-1856
Piano Quintet in Eb, Op. 44 (1842). Myra Hess (1895-1965), Isaac
 Stern (born 1920), Alexander Schneider (born 1908), Milton
 Thomas, Paul Tortellier (born 1914). Recorded in concert 52.6
 Prades. #Columbia.SL 182

HAYDN, FRANZ JOSEPH
1732-1809
Symphony 100 in G (1793-4), ("Military"). Hermann Scherchen (1891-
 1966), "Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of London" (London
 Philharmonic Orchestra). Recorded 1956. half-track
 Westminster/Sonotape.SW 1042
B :4

FRANCK, CSAR-AUGUSTE-JEAN-GUILLAUME-HUBERT
1822-1890
Violin Sonata in A (1886). Alfred Dubois (1898-1949), Marcel Maas.
 English Columbia.LFX 77/80 or American Columbia.set M 158
 rArtisco [Japan].YD 3006

WAGNER, WILHELM RICHARD
1813-1883
Die Meistersinger von Nrnberg (1868): act iii: Morgenlich
 leuchtend in rosigem Schein (Preislied des Walther von Stolzing).
 Helge Roswaenge, tenor, Franz Alfred Schmidt, Orchester der
 Staatsoper, Berlin. Recorded 1933. Telefunken SK 1297 
 #Telefunken 6.48,016
Das Rheingold (1869): Scene iv: Entrance of the Gods into
 Valhalla. Albert Coates (1882-1953), Symphony Orchestra. 26.1.26
 Queen's Hall. Matrices CR 138-1/9-1. Gramophone D 1117
Siegfried (1876): Act 2: Siegfried's Horn Call. Dennis Brain.
 47.5.14 Abbey Road Studio, London. May never have been issued on
 78s. #Toshiba EMI[Japan].EAC 77,378

NOTE: I managed to include twelve of my sixteen favorite artists,
 including all three of my very, very favorites (underlined):
Conductors: Willem Mengelberg, Albert Coates, Evgeny Mravinsky,
 Hermann Scherchen
Pianists: Glenn Gould, Wilhelm Backhaus, Wilhelm Kempff, but not
 Artur Schnabel
Violinists: Joseph Szigeti, but not Adolf Busch, Albert Spalding,
 or Jacques Thibaud
Other: Pablo Casals (cello), Helmut Krebs (singer), Helmut Walcha
 (organ), and Dennis Brain (horn).

Quartets: My two favorites, the Loewenguth and the Flonzaley, are
 both represented.

Started compiling in 1992 July. Revised 1993 June 13.