Classical , Opera, Specialty Music

Our main body of work is re-releasing records from the old Balkan Records Company of Chicago. All of our recordings are of the highest quality and where necessary, employ sophisticated digital editing and noise reduction systems, such as CEDAR.  Note:  Some of the discs we offer are in High Definition format, on DVD and Blu-Ray discs.  They cannot play on ordinary CD players.

We are also interested in any old recordings of this type that you may have.  As masters for most vintage ethnic recordings are non-existent, we welcome vintage records for use in these project.  TO SEE OUR COMPLETE CATALOGUE, CLICK HERE.

USA SHIPPING: $3.25  FIRST DISC + $1.00 EACH ADDITIONAL DISC

 IL RES. ADD 8.25%

ORDERING INFORMATION - Use the simple cart system below  to make a purchase or do it personally by  this method.

The following is a sample of recordings from our catalog: 

Return to Esoteric Sound    
Back    
Historical, Spoken Word, Specialty

 

                                   Use buttons for Pay Pal    Use album covers to order  without using Pay Pal   

  

AUDIO DVD, VITA-TONE DVD-1042 - $22.00

TOSCANINI TRIBUTE CONCERT BY THE SYMPHONY OF THE AIR

Live 2 hour broadcast made on 10/27/1954 by the former NBC Symphony without a conductor.  Complete restored music and intermission from New York FM broadcast. This is an audiophile sound, NTSC format DVD that plays in a DVD player not a CD player.

Click to Order
CD,BAL CD-1018 - 2 - $29.00

PONCHIELLI: I LITUANI

Opera sung in Lithuanian by the Lithuanian Opera of Chicago. In stereo, audiophile sound with orchestra and Chorus. This is a two CD set.

 
CD, AF RECORDS CD1047 - $15.00

VORTEX 5 ELECTONIC MUSIC FROM 1958

Experimental electronic music as demonstrated at the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair. Compositions by Cunnimgham, Ussachevsky, Berio, Takemitsu, Talcott, Ligeti, Longfellow, Maderna, Ferrari, and Badings. In CEDAR restored stereo sound.

 
CD, AF RECORDS AFCD50,003 - $15.00

BERLIOZ: SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE - ALFRED WALLENSTEIN / VSO

First-time ever on CD, 50th anniversary re-release of this, long out of print, classic performance by Alfred Wallenstein (formerly NYPSO under Toscanini) conducting the Virtuoso Symphony of London. Digitally restored with CEDAR. Best sound ever.

HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO DVD, AF RECORDS AFDVD-1054 - $22.00

THE NBC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO IN STEREO

Experimental 1950's stereo broadcasts featuring the NBC symphony orchestra of Chicago conducted by Joseph Gallichio, also dual pianists, Whittemore and Lowe.  Live broadcasts, and a marvelous rehearsal of the Bruch Violin Concerto.   CEDAR restored, a high definition 24 Bit, 96 kHz audiophile disc that plays in a DVD player not a CD player, playing time is 93 minutes.   CLICK FOR CONTENTS

HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO BLU-RAY DISC, WAVEFORMS RECORDS WFBR-1056 - $26.00

BEETHOVEN: MISSA SOLEMNIS, ARTURO TOSCANINI / NBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA.  COMPLETE RADIO CONCERT OF MARCH 28. 1953

This is a live concert recorded by an audio shop in NYC to demonstrate hifi gear. CEDAR restored, a high definition 24 Bit, 96 kHz audiophile disc that plays on a Blu-Ray player, not a CD player.  Ordinary CDs would have required 2 discs and a sonic break.  Also includes relevant video images plus reviews of the commercial recording made three days latter.  Playing time is 92 minutes.

HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO DVD, WAVEFORMS RECORDS WFDVD-1057 - $22.00                      "Beet #9 better than RCA issue...Thank you"

BEETHOVEN: SYMPHONY NO. 1 & 9 (CHORAL), ARTURO TOSCANINI / NBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA.  COMPLETE RADIO CONCERT OF MARCH 29. 1952

This is a live concert recorded by an audio shop in NYC to demonstrate hifi gear. CEDAR restored, a high definition 24 Bit, 48 kHz audiophile disc that plays in a DVD player, not a CD player.  Ordinary CDs would have required 2 discs and a sonic break.  Featured is the 9th symphony from the broadcast , and 1st symphony, which was not broadcast.  Also includes Jan Peerce's "Toscanini Roundtable, rehearsal excerpt, the Consecration Of The House overture of 3/19/49,  relevant video images plus reviews of the commercial recording of 4/1/52.  Playing time is 139 minutes.

 
HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO DVD, WAVEFORMS RECORDS WFDVD-1058 - $22.00                              GENUINE STEREO!

TCHAIKOVSKY: SYM. NO. 6, ROSSINI: BARBER OF SEVILLE, ARTURO TOSCANINI / NBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA.  COMPLETE RADIO CONCERT OF MARCH 21, 1954

This is a live concert recorded in stereo by both RCA Victor Records, and an audio shop in NYC off FM radio to demonstrate hifi gear. CEDAR restored, a high definition 24 Bit, 96 kHz audiophile disc that plays on a DVD player, not a CD player. Both RCA stereo and NBC broadcast are presented. Ordinary CDs would have required 2 discs. Playing time is 156 minutes.

 
HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO DVD, WAVEFORMS RECORDS WFDVD-1059 - $22.00

1958 FIRST ARTS FESTIVAL - HANS WURMAN (PIANIST) PERFORMS WITH AND CONDUCTS  MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

This is a live concert stereo recording from 4/27/58 made by the owner of a Chicago audio shop using the best of microphones and a Crown  tape recorder.  Performed are works of Grieg, Bach, Barber, Bloch, Copland, Gershwin and Kreisler.  Restored with CEDAR, this high definition, 24 Bit 96 kHz, audiophile disc  plays on a DVD player, not a CD player.     Playing time is 90 minutes.

 
AUDIO CD, WAVEFORMS WFCD1060 - $15.00                                                               MODERN SOUND, NOT YESTERDAYS

BEETHOVEN: SYMPHONY NO. 7 - ARTURO TOSCANINI / NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA - 1936

This is a new restoration of a 1936 recording, originally released on five, twelve inch 78 RPM records.   That album of discs cost $10.00 during the depression.  State-of-the-art, CEDAR noise reduction was used along with other sophisticated computer techniques to make the sound far superior than any previous release, and sound more like a more modern recording.   Best sound ever.

 
AUDIO CD, WAVEFORMS WFCD1061 - $15.00                                                                MODERN SOUND, NOT YESTERDAYS

BEETHOVEN: SYMPHONY NO. 9 ("Choral"), IN ENGLISH - LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI / THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA - 1934

This is a new restoration of a 1934 recording, originally released on nine, twelve inch 78 RPM records.   That album of discs cost $12.00 during the depression.  State-of-the-art, CEDAR noise reduction was used along with other sophisticated computer techniques to make the sound far superior than any previous release, and sound more like a more modern recording.   Best sound ever.

   
   


Return to Esoteric Sound


Back    Historical, Spoken Word, Specialty