SYRACUSE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 15 ips 2 TRACK Reel To Reel MASTER TAPE
Ernesto Muzquiz- Conductor
Mussorgsky - Pictures at an exhibition
Camille Saint Saens Opus 33
2 reel tape around 60 minutes
Original Master copy I acquired from a customer who purchased the reels from a Syracuse Classic FM Radio station. The recordings were made by Classic FM and are all from Syracuse Crouse Hinds Concert Theater or sometimes they mention Skaneateles in Onondaga County NY.
This tapes were originally on 14" reels so I transferred it and play tested it onto a plastic reel to reel.
Some of these tapes are very long and will only fit on 2 or 3 10 inch reels.
Music sounds great and all analog! The 15ips recordings sound wonderful just like you are in the concert hall much better than CD and even better than records. I am no classical music expert but when you play these I hear everything like even a pin drop if it did. To me CD's of classical music sound distant and not live. Records are a step up but these reels are a wonder to listen to. The reel does need to be baked . It has been baked by me and should play ok for some time but at some point the tape will absorb moisture again and you will have to bake it to play it .
Baking a tape is easy, if you have not done it please ask me and I will help you.
All tapes are No Dolby NAB
Please note that you will only get the tapes on the blue plastic 10" reels and NOT THE 14"METAL REEL NOR THE CARDBOARD BOX THAT HOUSES THE 14" REEL
"OWNERSHIP OF THESE RECORDINGS (TAPES) DOES NOT CONVEY, TRANSFER, GRANT OR IMPLY OWNERSHIP OF ANY COPYRIGHTS, MASTER RIGHTS, BROADCAST, PERFORMANCE OR ANY OTHER RIGHTS TO THE MUSIC RECORDED ON THEM.
BELOW IS SOME INFORMATION ON THE SSO
The Syracuse Symphony Orchestra (SSO) was a 79-member orchestra located in Syracuse, NY . In its time it was the 43rd largest orchestra in the United States and performed a variety of programs including the Post-Standard Classics Series and M&T Bank Pops Series. The orchestra also operated two youth orchestras in the Syracuse area: the Syracuse Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Syracuse Symphony Youth String Orchestra. It was founded in 1961 as a community orchestra by a grant from the Gifford Foundation. Its first Music Director was Karl Kritz , assisted by Benson Snyder and Carolyn Hopkins. In its first season it performed four subscription concerts at the Lincoln High School and eight young people's concerts plus one pops concert. By the end of its third season, permanent chamber groups had been formed - a string quartet, a woodwind quintet, a brass quintet and a percussion ensemble.
Assisted by a Ford Foundation Challenge Grant, their budget grew, and recordings were regularly being broadcast on WONO-FM. A new location was found for their regular concerts - the Henninger High School, and regional concerts in Watertown, Rome and Cortland followed. In 1975, the orchestra moved into its last home, the Crouse-Hinds Theater in the John H. Mulroy Civic Center Theaters at Oncenter
In 2011, the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy; a core group of forty musicians continued as self-managed Symphony Syracuse. On December 14, 2012, musician-owned and operated organization Musical Associates of Central New York announced their new orchestra in Syracuse, namedSymphoria.
List of Musical Directors [ edit ]
- Karl Kritz (1961–1969)
- Frederik Prausnitz (1971–1975)
- Christopher Keene (1975–1985)
- Kazuyoshi Akiyama (1985–1992)
- Fabio Mechetti (1992–1999)
- Daniel Hege (1999–2011)
The orchestra was a non-profit organization which was supported in part through its volunteer organization, the Syracuse Symphony Association and a 60-member board of directors. Twice in its history the orchestra had been forced to cut short its season due to budgetary issues. The first time was in the spring of 1992 and the second in the spring of 2011. In both cases the orchestra could not raise enough funds to cover its operating budget for the year.
In early April 2011, the orchestra announced plans to file for bankruptcy under Chapter 7, a chapter of the U.S. bankruptcy code that indicates that the organization planned to liquidate itself and go out of operation. Unfunded pension obligations were blamed
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Christopher Keene (December 21, 1946 – October 8, 1995) was an American conductor. Born in Berkeley, California, Keene studied at the University of California, Berkeley. Associated with the Spoleto Festival from 1968 (and as Music Director there from 1972 to 1976), he was co-founder of the Spoleto Festival USA, where he was Music Director from 1977 to 1980. From 1969 to 1971 he was Music Director of Eliot Feld's American Ballet Company. In 1969, Keene joined the staff of the New York City Opera, where he debuted the following year with Ginastera's Don Rodrigo (with Salvador Novoa). He was to conduct a great array of operas at that theatre, including the world premiere of Menotti's The Most Important Man (with Harry Theyard, 1971), as well as La traviata, Le nozze di Figaro (with Michael Devlin in the title role), The Makropoulos Case, Susannah, Tosca (with Marisa Galvany), Beatrix Cenci, Faust, Die Zauberflöte (with Syble Young as the Queen of the Night), L'incoronazione di Poppea, Ariadne auf Naxos, Médée (in the Italian version), I puritani (with Beverly Sills), Salome, A Village Romeo and Juliet, La fanciulla del West, Andrea Chénier, L'amour des trois oranges, The Turn of the Screw (with Phyllis Treigle as Miss Jessel), Jay Reise's Rasputin, Schoenberg's Moses und Aron, Zimmermann's Die Soldaten, and Stewart Wallace's Harvey Milk. In 1976 Keene conducted the world premiere of Gian Carlo Menotti's The Hero for the Opera Company of Philadelphia. He also conducted at the Metropolitan Operaduring a single season, a double-bill of Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci (with Teresa Stratas as Nedda) in 1971. From 1974 to 1989, he was Music Director of the Artpark Festival in Buffalo, and from 1975 to 1984 held the same post at the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. He was Founder of the Long Island Philharmonic in 1979, and directed it until 1990. In 1976, he led the world premiere of Carlisle Floyd's Bilby's Doll at the Houston Grand Opera. At the City Opera, Sills named him Music Director from 1982 to 1986, and he succeeded her as General Director in 1989, a position he held until his death. Keene had undergone treatment for alcoholism at the Betty Ford Center, and died of lymphoma resulting from AIDS, at New York Hospital. His last performance, at the City Opera, was of Hindemith's Mathis der Maler. He was seen over PBS conducting The Consul (1977) and Vanessa (1978) from Spoleto USA, and Frank Corsaro's City Opera productions of Madama Butterfly(1982) and Carmen (1984). Keene's discography includes the first recording of Philip Glass' Satyagraha (for CBS/Sony, 1984), and John Corigliano's score to Ken Russell's film, Altered States (on RCA, 1980).
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Kazuyoshi Akiyama Kazuyoshi Akiyama ( 秋山 和慶 Akiyama Kazuyoshi, born January 2, 1941) is a Japanese conductor.
Biography [ edit ]
Born into a musical family, he studied piano at the Toho Gakuen School of Music, but was fascinated by the conducting activities of a fellow student, Seiji Ozawa. He decided to study conducting with Hideo Saito. In 1974, Akiyama made his debut with the Tokyo Symphony, and within two months, he was named the orchestra’s Music Director and Permanent Conductor. He has held a number of conducting posts internationally: Assistant Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (1968–1969) Music Director of the American Symphony Orchestra (1973–1978) Music Director (1974–2004) and Conductor Laureate (2004 to date) of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra (1974–2004) Music Director (1972–1985) and Conductor Laureate (1985 to date) of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra  (1972–1985) Music Director (1985–1993) and Conductor Emeritus (1993 to date) of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra Principal Conductor and Music Advisor of the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra (1998 to date) Principal Conductor and Music Advisor of the Kyushu Symphony Principal Guest Conductor of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (2004–2005) With the Tokyo Symphony, he conducted the Japanese premieres of Schoenberg's Moses und Aron, John Adams' El Niño and Lachenman's The Little Match Girl. Akiyama is the recipient of the 1974 Suntory Music Award. In 2001, Akiyama was awarded the Emperor’s Purple Ribbon Medal from the Japanese Government for his outstanding contribution to the country’s musical culture.