Where’s the sound?

Some documents just make you mad! This photo, for example, taken in Lucerne, in August 1949 during a performance of Haydn’s Creation, with Irmgard Seefried, Walter Ludwig, Boris Christoff and the Festival Chorus and Orchestra: we have the image and wait desperately for the sound to go with it!

The concert was broadcast and even recorded, yet the engraving was no doubt destroyed. That said, since the Overture to Manfred of Lucerne '53 was recently found (an Audite disc), we may well dream…

4 May 2019

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