Columbia 'M' Sets 301-325

QUARTET NO. 5 IN A Op 18, No. 5 (Beethoven)

Lener String Quartet

6 Sides., Set M-301

68969-D - 68971-D

AM 68972-D - 68974-D 

MM 70221-D - 70223-D

LX 611 - LX 613 (Columbia UK)


SYMPHONY NO. 2 IN D Op. 36 (Beethoven)

Sir Thomas Beecham conducting London Philharmonic Orchestra

8 Sides., Set M-302

68988-D - 68991-D

AM 68992-D - 68995-D

MM 69952-D - 69955-D

Matrix numbers: CAX 7852 to CAX 7859

LX 586 - LX 589 (Columbia UK)

LFX 474 - LF 477 (Columbia FR)

LWX 277 - LWX 280 (Columbia Germany)

Recorded 3 October; 27 November; 18 December 1936


KING RICHARD II (Four Scenes) (Shakespeare)

(The Coast of Wales; Westminster Hall; Before Flint Castle; Pomfret Castle)

Maurice Evans with Company assisted by Abraham Safaer

10 Sides., Set M-303

11044-D - 11048-D

AM 11049-D - 11053-D

MM 11219-D - 11223-D


QUARTET NO. 3 IN D Op. 44, No. 1 (Mendelssohn)

Stradivarius String Quartet

6 Sides., Set M-304

69011-D - 69013-D 

AM 69014-D - 69016-D 

MM 70224-D - 70226-D

LX 694 - LX 696 (Columbia UK)

Review: New Guide to Music; Kolodin; 1950 ed; Pg.250 Col.2


DELIUS SOCIETY SET - VOLUME I (Delius)

(Paris 'Ein Nachtstiick'; Eventyr; Closing Scene - Koanga; Interlude and Serenade - Hassan; To the Queen of My Heart and Love's Philosophy)

Heddle Nash (tenor); Sir Thomas Beecham conducting London Philharmonic Orchestra

14 sides, Set M-305

11068-D - 11074-D

AM 11075-D - 11081-D

MM 11314-D - 11320-D

Matrix numbers: CAX 7120 to CAX 7133

Album Cover Designer: Alex Steinweiss

This set was available with the following album covers: 

Steinweiss original

[NOTE: Volume 2 and 3 of this series can be found at M-290 (Volume 2) and M-355 (Volume 3)]


SEVEN ENGLISH MADRIGALS AND ONE ENGLISH FOLK SONG

My Bonnie Lass

She Smileth

Fair Phyllis

Willie, Prithee, Go To Bed

Hark, All Ye Lovely Saints

Come Again, Sweet Love

Sing We and Chant It

Now is the Month of Maying

Turtle Dove

I thought that love..

Lehman Engel conducting Madrigal Singers

6 Sides., (10 inch) Set M-306

4165-M - 4167-M


QUARTET NO. 16 IN F MAJOR Op. 135 (Beethoven)

Lener String Quartet

(Lener; Smilovits; Roth; Hartman)

6 Sides., Set M-307

69021-D - 69023-D

AM 69024-D - 69026-D

MM 70227-D - 70229-D

LX 598 - LX 560 (Columbia UK)

LWX 165 - LWX 167 (Columbia Germany)

LOX 345 - LOX 347 (Columbia AUS)


CONCERTO NO. 1 IN C for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 15 (Beethoven)

Walter Gieseking (piano); Hans Rosbaud conducting Berlin State Opera Orchestra

8 Sides., Set M-308

69049-D - 69052-D

AM 69053-D - 69056-D

MM 69956-D - 69959-D

LX 631 - LX 634 (Columbia UK - Matrix numbers: RX62-1; RX63-2; RX64-2; RX65-2; RX66-1; RX67-2; RX68-2; RX69-1)

LFX 494 - LFX 497 (Columbia FR)

LWX 229 - LWX 232 (Columbia Germany)

GQX 10879 - GQX 10882 (Columbia Italy)

264926 - 264929 (Columbia ARG)

Recorded: 28 April 1937

OPERAS - MINUTES (Milhaud)

L’Abandon D’Ariane

La Delivrance De Thesee

L’Enlevement D’Europe

Darius Milhaud conducting Ensemble Pro Musica with (Unnamed) Orchestra and Chorus

6 Sides., Set M-309

69059-D - 69061-D

D 15137 - D 15139

Review: New Guide to Music; Kolodin; 1950 ed; Pg.255 Col.2


ORGAN MUSIC, VOLUME 2 (Bach)

13 Chroale-Preludes

Christum wir sollen loben schon

Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier

Mit Freid’ und Freud’ ich fahr dagin

Christus der uns selig macht

Da Jesus an dem Kreuze stand

O Mensch, bewein’ dein’ Sunde gross

O Lamm Gottes unschuldig

Sei gegrusset Jesu gutig

Am Wasserflussen Babylon

Schmucke dich O liebe Seele

Jesus Christus, unser Heiland

Christ lad in Todesbanden

Erschienen ist der herrliche Tag

Albert Schweitzer (organ)

14 Sides., Set M-310

11082-D - 11088-D

AM 11089-D - 11095-D

MM 11321-D - 11327-D

Matrix numbers: CLX 1959 to CLX 1973 ??

Review: A Guide to Recorded Music; Kolodin; 1947; Pg.8 Col.1

[NOTE: See Album Set M-270 for Volume 1 and Set M-320 for Volume 3]


SONATA IN B-FLAT for Piano, Op. Posthumous (Schubert)

Wolff (piano)

8 Sides., Set M-311

69072-D - 69075-D

AM 69076-D - 69079-D 

MM 70230-D - 70233-D


SONATA NO. 3 IN A for Cello and Piano, Op. 69 (Beethoven)

(and) Andante and Variations (Weber)

Emanuel Feuermann (cello); Myra Hess (piano)

6 Sides., Set M-312 (Also on LP ML 4678)

69081-D - 69083-D

AM 69084-D - 69086-D 

MM 70234-D - 70236-D

Matrix numbers: CAX 8004 to CAX 8009

LX 641 - LX 643 (Columbia UK)

LX 8336 - LX 8338 (Columbia UK - Auto Coupling)

Also on LP HQM 1079 (HMV UK)

Issued: 1937


CONCERTO IN A MINOR for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 16 (7 Sides) (Grieg)

(and) French Serenade Op. 62 (and) Cradle Song Op. 68 No. 5 (piano solo) (1 Side) (Grieg)

Walter Gieseking (piano); Hans Rosbaud conducting Berlin State Opera Orchestra

8 Sides., Set M-313

69087-D - 69090-D

AM 69091-D - 69094-D

MM 69960-D - 69963-D

Matrix numbers: CRX 55 to CX 61 and CRX 74

LX 647 - LX 650 (Columbia UK)

LFX 498 - LFX 501 (Columbia FR)

LWX 210 - LWX 213 (Columbia Germany)

Also released as separate records featuring French Serenade:

264978 (Columbia ARG) (69090-D)

LFX 501 (Columbia FR) (69090-D)

LWX 203 (69090-D)

Album Cover Designer: Alex Steinweiss

This set was available with the following album covers: 

Steinweiss original

Generic ‘Masterworks’ Plain Cover (Green cloth binding)

Generic ‘Masterworks’ Embossed Cover (Horizontal line masthead)

Review: Gramophone Record Supplement (Gramophone Shop Inc.); February 1938; Pg.5 Col.1

Review: Gramophone Record Supplement (Gramophone Shop Inc.); February 1945; Pg.9 Col.2

REVIEW EXTRACT:

“...The recording is clear and brilliant...”

[From] Gramophone Record Supplement; February, 1945; Page 9



PIANO MUSIC (Debussy)

(Children's Corner Suite; Suite Bergamasque; Soiree dans Granade; Reflets dans L'Eau; Cathedrale Engloutie)

Walter Gieseking (piano)

12 Sides., (2 - 10 inch and 4 - 12 inch) Set M-314

17077-D, (10 inch) 17088-D, (10 inch) 68033-D - 68034-D; 68575-D; 68962-D (all others 12 inch)

Matrix numbers:

17077-D: CA 15612 and CA 15613

17088-D: CA 16179 and CA 16180 

68033-D - 68034-D: AX 6016 to AX 6019

68575-D: CAX 7733 and CAX 7735

68962-D: CAX 7918 and CAX 7919

Recorded: 1938

Review: Gramophone Record Supplement (Gramophone Shop Inc.); February 1938; Pg.3 Col.2

REVIEW EXTRACT:

“...Technically and artistically these are records of which Columbia may well be proud, an album set that will honor any collection...”

[From] Gramophone Record Supplement; February, 1938; Page 3

[NOTE: Part of this set was also released as X-8]


THE ENGLISH MUSIC SOCIETY - VOLUME 1 - MUSIC OF HENRY PURCEL (Purcell)

Featuring: International String Quartet; William Primrose and Isolde Menges (violins); Ambrose Gauntlett (gamba); John Ticehurst (harpsichord); Keith Falkner (baritone); Purcell Singers

16 Sides., (3-10 inch and 5-12 inch) Set M-315

19000-D - 19002-D (10 inch)

11096-D - 11100-D (12 inch)

Review: Gramophone Record Supplement (Gramophone Shop Inc.); March 1938; Pg.8 Col.2

Review: New Guide to Music; Kolodin; 1950 ed; Pg.321 Col.1

REVIEW EXTRACT:

“…[In reference to recording of: The Golden Sonata] One cannot withhold praise for the musical and technical virtues of the set...”

[From] Review: New Guide to Music; 1950; Pg.321


SYMPHONY NO. 40, G minor, K. 550 (Mozart)

Sir Thomas Beecham conducting London Philharmonic Orchestra

6 Sides., Set M-316

69103-D - 69105-D

AM 69106-D - 69108-D

MM 69964-D - 69966-D

Also on Canadian records: 15055 - 15057

LX 656 - LX 658 (Columbia UK)

LFX 504 - LFX 506 (Columbia FR)

LOX 369 - LOX 371 (Columbia AUS)

This set was available with the following album covers: 

Generic ‘Masterworks’ Plain Cover (Brown (?) cloth binding)

Review: Gramophone Record Supplement (Gramophone Shop Inc.); September 1944; Pg.11 Col.1

Review: New Guide to Music; Kolodin; 1950 ed; Pg.286 Col.2


DIE SCHONE MULLERIN Op. 25 (CYCLE OF 2O SONGS) (Schubert)

Ernst Wolff (baritone/piano)

16 Sides., (3-10 inch and 5-12 inch) Set M-317

4196-M - 4198-M (10 inch)

9137-M - 9141-M (12 inch)

Review: Gramophone Record Supplement (Gramophone Shop Inc.); March 1938; Pg.9 Col.1


CONCERTO NO. 1 IN B-FLAT MINOR for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 23 (Tachaikovsky)

Egon Petri (piano); Walter Goehr conducting London Philharmonic Orchestra

8 Sides., Set M-318

69134-D - 69137-D

AM 69138-D - 69141-D

MM 69967-D - 69970-D

Matrix numbers: CAX 8110 to CAX 8117

This set was available with the following album covers: 

Generic ‘Masterworks’ Plain Cover (Blue cloth binding)

Review: Gramophone Record Supplement (Gramophone Shop Inc.); September 1944; Pg.12 Col.1

Review: New Guide to Music; Kolodin; 1950 ed; Pg.426 Col.2

Review: Gramophone Record Supplement (Gramophone Shop Inc.); May 1938; Pg.8 Col.2

REVIEW EXTRACT:

“...Petri is magnificent throughout...”

[From] Gramophone Record Supplement; May, 1938; Page 8


QUARTET NO. 3 IN A MAJOR, Op. 41, No. 3 (Schumann)

Lener String Quartet

8 Sides., Set M-319

69117-D - 69120-D 

AM 69121-D - 69124-D 

MM 70237-D - 70240-D

LX 566 - LX 569 (Columbia UK)

GQX 10827 - GQX 1082730 (Columbia Italy)

266163 - 266166 (Columbia ARG)

Review: New Guide to Music; Kolodin; 1950 ed; Pg.381 Col.2

Review: Gramophone Record Supplement (Gramophone Shop Inc.); April 1938; Pg.9 Col.2

REVIEW EXTRACT:

“...luscious, richly recorded version...”

[From] Gramophone Record Supplement; April, 1938; Page 9


ORGAN MUSIC, VOLUME 3 (Bach)

Preludes and Fugues in C Minor; C Major; E Minor (and) Fugue in A Minor

Albert Schweitzer (organ)

14 Sides., Set M-320

11101-D - 11107-D

AM 11108-D - 11114-D

MM 11328-D - 11334-D

Review: Gramophone Record Supplement (Gramophone Shop Inc.); April 1938; Pg.1 Col.1

[NOTE: See Album Set M-270 for Volume 1 and Set M-310 for Volume 2. These sets were sold as complete - records could not be bought individually]


SYMPHONY NO. 1 IN C Op. 21 (Beethoven)

Felix Weingartner conducting Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

6 Sides., Set M-321

Also on Canadian Set D-15 (C 15062 - C 15064)

69111-D - 69113-D

AM 69114-D - 69116-D 

MM 69971-D - 69973-D

Matrix numbers: CHAX 7000 to CHAX 7005

LX 677 - LX 679 (Columbia UK)

LFX 523 - LFX 525 (Columbia FR)

This set was available with the following album covers: 

Generic ‘Masterworks’ Embossed Cover (Horizontal line masthead)

Generic Steinweiss “Columbia” Polkadot Red Cover

Generic Steinweiss “Columbia” Polkadot Brown Cover (?)

Review: Gramophone Record Supplement (Gramophone Shop Inc.); March 1938; Pg.2 Col.2


DIVERTIMENTO NO. 15 IN B-FLAT MAJOR, K. 287 (Mozart)

Joseph Szigeti (violin); Max Goberman conducting (Unnamed) Chamber Orchestra

8 Sides., Set M-322

69144-D - 69147-D

AM 69148-D - 69151-D

MM 70241-D - 70244-D

Matrix numbers: XCO 22419-1 to XCO 22426-1

266362 - 266365 (Columbia ARG)

555 - 558 (Columbia JP)

Review: New Guide to Music; Kolodin; 1950 ed; Pg.272 Col.1


SYMPHONY NO. 25 IN G MINOR K. 183 (Mozart)

Alfred Wallenstein’s Sinfonietta

6 Sides., Set M-323

69128-D - 69130-D 

AM 69131-D - 69133-D 

MM 70245-D - 70247-D

DX 845 - DX 847 (Columbia UK)

Review: Gramophone Record Supplement (Gramophone Shop Inc.); April 1938; Pg.7 Col.2

REVIEW EXTRACT:

“...His performance is notable for its forthrightness and dramatic vigor but while it is boldly recorded, there is a definitive lack of warmth and spaciousness, and one is too often aware that the players are forcing their tone...”

[From] Gramophone Record Supplement; April, 1938; Page 7


SONATA NO. 3 IN D MINOR for Violin and Piano, Op. 108 (Brahms)

Joseph Szigeti (violin); Egon Petri (piano)

6 Sides., Set M-324

69155-D - 69157-D

AM 69158-D - 69160-D

MM 70248-D - 70250-D

LWX 233 - LWX 235 (Columbia - Germany)

This set was available with the following album covers:

Generic ‘Masterworks’ Plain Cover

Review: Gramophone Record Supplement (Gramophone Shop Inc.); June 1938; Pg.3 Col.2

JULIUS CAESAR (Shakespeare)

(Brutus and Cassius Scene; Brutus, Casca and Cassius Scene; Caesar Scene; Orchard Scene; Assassination of Caesar; Antony's Speech; Brutus' Oration; Antony's Oration; Quarrel Scene of Brutus and Cassius; Parting of Brutus and Cassius; Death of Cassius; Farewell and Death of Brutus; Closing Scene)

Orson Welles and Members of Mercury Theater; Music by Marc Blitzstein

10 Sides., Set M-325

11117-D - 11121-D

AM 11122-D - 11126-D

MM 11224-D - 11228-D

[NOTE: See also Set M-791]



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