Paul Kletzki

Paul Kletzki (1900-1973) was a Polish composer and conductor. After the Second World War he worked solely as a conductor, feeling unable to compose after the trauma of the war, in which his parents and sister where killed by the Nazis.
Beethoven – Leonore Overture No.3 Op.72a
Philharmonia Orchestra, Paul Kletzki

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Columbia LX 1069-70
Matrices CAX 10101-1, 10102-1, 10103-2, 10104-2
Recorded 13th October 1947, Abbey Road Studio No.1, London
Mussorgsky-Ravel – Tableaux d’une Exposition
Side 1. Promenade – 1. Gnomus
Side 2. Promenade – 2. Il vecchio castello
Side 3. Promenade – 3. Tuileries – 4. Bydlo
Side 4. Promenade – 5. Ballet des poussins dans leurs coques – 6. Samuel Goldenberg und Schmuyle
Side 5. 7. Limoges: Le marché – 8. Catacombae (Sepulcrum Romanum) – Con mortuis in ligua mortua
Side 6. 9. La cabane sur des pattes de poule (1er partie)
Side 7. 9. La cabane sur des pattes de poule (fin) – 10. La grande porte de Kiev (1er partie)
Side 8. 10. La grande porte de Kiev (fin)
Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Francaise, Paul Kletzki
Columbia LFX 8080-3 (automatic sequence)
Matrices: CLX 2610-1, 2611-1, 2613-1, 2614-1, 2615-2, 2616-1, 2617-1, 2618-1 (M6-117867/74)
Recorded 15-16. May 1948, Théâtre Pigalle, Paris

Although the sound as recorded is of very good quality, my copies of these records are unfortunately in very poor condition. In common with many French records in my collection, they are fractured, warped and crazed. This led to many bumps and clicks throughout which I have done my best to ameliorate, though there is frequent dropout in the sound.

Berg – Violin Concerto
I. Andante – Allegretto
II. Allegro – Cadenza – Tempo I – Adagio – Coda
Philharmonia Orchestra, Paul Kletzki
André Gertler, violin

Mediafire link for Berg – Violin Concerto – Gertler & Kletzki

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Columbia 33C 1030 (10” LP)
Matrices XA 361-1N, 362-2N
Recorded 17th – 19th August 1953, Kingsway Hall, London

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