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Mercury Living Presence Series (50300-50399)

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Living Presence” series was one of Mercury labels, for Classical music. Like its series name, it gives us "a living presence" sound. Among all Mercury releases, this “Living Presence” series may be the most famous among audiophiles, and thus much of this release includes so expensive, hard-to-find records in the second-hand market.

Among them, the most famous ones are the legendary Stereo releases, a high-fidelity “FR press” Stereo platters, most of which were released between 1958-1960. Another famous ones may be “35mm Magnetic Film Recording” in the 1960s.

It is surprising and interesting that monaural issues are less expensive than stereo issues of the same recordings. It's unbelievable in the area of Jazz, Popular etc.

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The List (50000/90000 Series: 50300-50399)

Titles with bold numbers (NON-grayed lines) indicates I own the copy. You can see detailed information and scanned images by clicking catalogue no. or cover picture. If you happen to know the titles/artists of the albums unlisted here, or if you found any incorrect information, please let me know. Thank you.

Title / Artist(s) Jacket (Note)
MG-50300 SR-90300 PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 3
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 1
Moscow Philharmonic, Kondrashin; Byron Janis
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MG-50301 SR-90301 BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2
London Symphony, Skrowaczewski; Bachauer
[SR-90301] maroon Mercury
MG-50302 SR-90302 (NOT USED)
MG-50303 SR-90303 DVORÁK: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104;
BRUCH: Kol Nidrel, Op.44
London Symphony, Dorati; Janos Starker
[MG-50303] white Mercury
promo copy
w/ sleeve
MG-50304 SR-90304 The Golden Age Of Harpsichord Music
Rafael Puyana
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MG-50305 SR-90305 Encore!
Byron Janis
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MG-50306 SR-90306 (Disc 1 of OL2-113 / SR2-9013)
MG-50307 SR-90307 (Disc 2 of OL2-113 / SR2-9013)
MG-50308 SR-90308 BRAHMS: Violin Concerto
London Symphony, Dorati; Henryk Szeryng
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MG-50309 SR-90309 SHOSTAKOVICH: String Quartets Nos.4 & 8
Borodin String Quartet
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MG-50310 SR-90310 Balalaika Favorites
Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra, Gnutov
[SR-90310] maroon Mercury
MG-50311 SR-90311 BARTÓK: Bluebeard's Castle (Complete Opera)
London Symphony, Dorati; Szonyi Szekely
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MG-50312 SR-90312 TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 (“Pathetique&rdquo)
London Symphony, Dorati
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MG-50313 SR-90313 RAVEL: Rapsodie espangnoie; Alborada del Gracioso;
La Valse; Ibert: Escales
Detroit Sympyony, Paray
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MG-50314 SR-90314 Screamers! 16 Circus Marches
Eastman Wind Ensemble, Fennell
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MG-50315 SR-90315 PROKOFIEV: Romeo And Juliet Ballet Suites Nos.1 & 2
Minneapolis Symphony, Skrowaczewski
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MG-50316 SR-90316 Vienna 1908-1914:
BERG: Three Pieces; WEBERN: Five Pieces;
SHOENBERG: Five Pieces for Orchestra
London Symphony, Dorati
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MG-50317 SR-90317 BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5 in C minor; Egmont Overture;
Consecration of the House Overture
London Symphony, Dorati
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MG-50318 SR-90318 Ballet Highlights From French Operas
Detroit Symphony, Paray
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MG-50319 SR-90319 PROKOFIEV: Sonatas Nos.1 & 2 for Violin & Piano
Joseph Szigeti; Arthur Balsam
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MG-50320 SR-90320 MENDELSSOHN: Sonata in D major, Op.58, for Violoncello and Piano
CHOPIN: Sonata in G minor, Op.65, for Violoncello and Piano
Janos Starker; Gyorgy Sebök
[SR-90320] maroon Mercury
MG-50321 SR-90321 BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”)
London Symphony, Skrowaczewski; Gina Bachauer
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MG-50322 SR-90322 Concertos and Duets for Two Harpsichords or Harpsichord Duet:
J.S. BACH: Concerto in C major for Two Harpsichord and Strings
W.F. BACH: Duet in A major for Two Performers on One Harpsichord
Clarion Concerts, Jenkins; Puyana; Galvez
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MG-50323 SR-90323 Curtain Up! - Favorite Concert Overtures
Minneapolis Symphony, Dorati;
London Symphony, Dorati;
Detroit Symphony, Paray
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MG-50324 SR-90324 Curtain Up! - Favorite Opera Overtures
Minneapolis Symphony, Dorati;
London Symphony, Dorati;
Detroit Symphony, Paray
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MG-50325 SR-90325 Curtain Up! - More March Favorites
Minneapolis Symphony, Dorati;
Detroit Symphony, Paray
Eastman Wind Ensemble, Fennell
Eastman-Rochester “Pops”, Fennell
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MG-50326 SR-90326 Curtain Up! - American Dance Favorites
Minneapolis Symphony, Dorati;
Eastman-Rochester, Hanson;
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MG-50327 SR-90327 Curtain Up! - Opera Ballet Favorites
Minneapolis Symphony, Dorati;
London Symphony, Dorati;
Detroit Symphony, Paray
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MG-50328 SR-90328 Curtain Up! - Ballet Favorites
Minneapolis Symphony, Dorati;
London Symphony, Fistoulari;
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MG-50329 SR-90329 LISZT: Piano Concerto Nos. 1 & 2
Janis; Moscow Philharmonic & Moscow Radio Symphony, Kondrashin & Rozhdestvensky
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MG-50330 SR-90330 Great Music Of The Romantic Age:
SCHUMANN: Symphony No.1 (“Spring”); Symphony No.3 (“Rhenish”)
Detroit Symphony, Paray
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MG-50331 SR-90331 Great Music Of The Romantic Age:
SAINT-SAËNS: Symphony No.3 in C minor (“Organ”);
CHAUSSON: Symphony in B flat major
Detroit Symphony, Paray; Marcel Dupré
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MG-50338 SR-90338 Curtain Up! - Music and Plunk, Tinkle, Ting-A-Ling
Various Artists
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MG-50342 SR-90342 MOUSSORGSKY: Pictures At An Exhibition:
A Night On Bald Mountain;
PROKOFIEV: Suite from The Love for Three Oranges
Minneapolis Symphony, Dorati
[SR-90342] (thanks barbcity-san for the photo)
MG-50343 SR-90343 PROKOFIEV: Symphony No.5; Scythian Suite
London Symphony, Dorati
[SR-90343] (thanks barbcity-san for the photo)
MG-50347 SR-90347 SCHUMANN: Cello Concerto;
LALO: Cello Concerto in D minor
Starker; London Symphony, Skrowaczewski
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MG-50356 SR-90356 MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4 (“Italian”);
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 5
Minneapolis Symphony, Skrowaczewski
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MG-50358 SR-90358 BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto
Szigeti; London Symphony, Dorati
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MG-50367 SR-90367 Treasures for The Violin
Henryk Szeryng & Charles Reiner
[SR-90367] (thanks barbcity-san for the photo)
MG-50368 SR-90368 CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 1; Solo pieces
Bachauer; London Symphony, Dorati
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MG-50370 SR-90370 J.S. BACH: Suites for Unaccompanied Violoncello
No.2 in D minor; No.5 in C minor
Janos Starker
[SR-90370] maroon Mercury
MG-50373 SR-90373 RAVEL: Boléro; Ma Mère L'oye;
Pavave Pour Une Infante Defunte;
Le Tombeau De Couperin;
Valses Noblees Et Sentimentales
Detroit Symphony, Paray
[SR-90373] (thanks barbcity-san for the photo)
MG-50374 SR-90374 BIZET: Carmen Suite; L'Arlesienne Suites 1&2;
CHABRIER: Espana; Bourree Fantasque; Marche Joyeuse
Detroit Symphony, Paray
[SR-90374] (thanks barbcity-san for the photo)
MG-50380 SR-90380 Concertos for Two Guitars and Orchestra:
HAYDN: Concerto No.2 in G major;
MARCELLO: Concerto in D minor;
VIVALDI: Concerto in C major for Mandolin;
Concerto in G major for 2 Mandolins
Ida Presti; Alexandre Lagoya; Pro Arte Orchestra of Munich, Kurt Redel
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MG-50381 SR-90381 BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4;
Sonata in E, Op. 14 No. 1
Gina Bachauer; London Symphony, Dorati
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MG-50382 SR-90382 Songs of New Nations
The De Paur Chorus
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MG-50383 SR-90383 SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto in A minor; Solo pieces
Janis; Minneapolis Symphony, Skrowaczewski
[SR-90383] maroon Mercury
MG-50384 SR-90384 (NOT USED)
MG-50385 SR-90385 Concertos for Trumpets
Walter Holy; Wurtemberg Chamber Orchestra, Faerber
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MG-50386 SR-90386 RESPIGHI: La Boutique Fantasque;
ROSSINI: Overtures (Barber of Seville; Scala di Seta; William Tell)
Lamoureux Orchestra, Benzi
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MG-50387 SR-90387 STRAVINSKY: The Song of the Nightingale;
4 Etudes for Orchestra;
Fireworks; Tango; Scherzo a la Russe
London Symphony, Dorati
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MG-50388 SR-90388 Folksong Suites and Other British Band Classics
Eastman Wind Ensemble, Fennell
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MG-50389 SR-90389 TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto in D, Op.35
Szerying; London Symphony, Dorati
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MG-50390 SR-90390 Broadway Marches
The Fennell Symphonic Winds, Fennell
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MG-50391 SR-90391 DEBUSSY: 3 Preludes for Piano; Pour le Piano;
RAVEL: Gaspard de la Nuit
Gina Bachauer; Sir John Gielgud
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MG-50392 SR-90392 BRAHMS: Sonata No.1 in E minor;
Sonata No.2 in F major for cello & piano
Janos Starker; Gyorgy Sebök
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MG-50393 SR-90393 KHACHATURIAN: Violin Concerto
Szerying; London Symphony, Dorati
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MG-50394 SR-90394 GERSHWIN: Porgy and Bess
GOULD: Latin American Symphonette
Minneapolis Symphony, Dorati;
Eastman-Rochester, Hanson
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MG-50395 SR-90395 Antal Dorati Conducts Waltzes by TCHAIKOVSKY
London Symphony, Dorati;
Minneapolis Symphony, Dorati;
Philharmonia Humgarica, Dorati
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MG-50396 SR-90396 Chamber Concertos by F.J. HAYDN
Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Goldberg
Sevenstern; Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Paumgartner
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MG-50397 SR-90397 Music In Shakespeare's England
The Krainis Consort
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MG-50398 SR-90398 (Disc 1 of OL2-115 / SR2-9015)
MG-50399 SR-90399 (Disc 2 of OL2-115 / SR2-9015)

MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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