National Orchestra.1946, [Early rehearsal of the orchestra playing Brahms' violin concerto].

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This recording spans two discs, both labelled: Byer Industries Pty. Ltd. Melbourne Australia. 119551

Notes from Vince Aspey jnr (donor) as told to Gareth Watkins: Vince remembers being in the recording studio control room, aged 6, as this was being recorded in the Waring Taylor Street studios in Wellington, 1946. He recalls that there were about 60 orchestral players who were all very friendly. Andersen Tyrer conducted and Vincent Aspey snr (orchestra leader) was the soloist. This recording also contains Aspey playing Kreisler's cadenza. Vince believes this was the first (or an early) rehearsal of the National Orchestra.

Disc label: [etched into disc "P[art]1"]
Reverse side: [etched into disc "do not play x" ?]
Sleeve: Berryman's
Hand written note [by Vince Aspey] stuck to disc sleeve: "Part 1 slow mvt Brahms Waring Taylor St studio"

Disc label: [etched into disc "Part 2"]
Sleeve: Begg's
Hand written note [by Vince Aspey] stuck to disc sleeve: "Part 1st mvt Brahms and part of [Fritz] Kreisler cadenzas slow mvt other side"

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Year 1946

Reference number 257521

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Ngā Taonga Korero Collection

Genre Classical music radio programs
Radio programs
Sound recordings

Credits Tyrer, Andersen, 1893-1962, Conductor
Aspey, Vincent, 1909-1987, Performer
National Orchestra of the NZBS, Performer

Duration 00:15:22

Date 1946