Kaufman and Balsam Hindemith Sonata in D, Op. 11, No. 2
There is the promised addition to the post of the Poulenc sonata, with the same two artists. Like that, this is a first recording of the indicated work, although in this instance the piece dates back to 1918 and the recording was made in 1949. This along with the Poulenc, which can be found on the blog, were issued on one LP; I have two 45 rpm sets from which I made these digital files. Although I confess to finding a fair portion of Hindemith's music less than compellingly interesting, the string sonatas are uniformly wonderful.
I would have edited the previous post, but I couldn't get the art where I wanted it.
I grew up listening to records -- shellac and vinyl -- and the sound of a needle tracking the grooves of an old LP is still deeply comforting to me -- a sound from childhood, like the fan of the hot air furnace coming on. However turntables are now relatively scarce, and we are becoming less tolerant of noise from the medium the music is stored on, so putting up renovated files of what I consider choice, but neglected performances, seemed a good way to spend some time. There are several thousand LPs in the house, a lot of them not re-issued on CD, some of them performances of real importance. If you like something, post a comment. I'd love to hear from you.
Everything posted here is in my personal collection on LPs or 78rpm records, and any restoration to the file is done by me. I do not post anything from CDs.