March Edition News

March Edition News

Welcome to the March edition of our News page

UK Classical Archives are back at full operational speed after the pandemic slowed everything down for us. All the team are back and are pleased to be dealing with your collections and questions. With the BBC proms only 4 months away we are searching for rare and hard to find British pressings. Decca first introduced their First Full Frequenzy Stereo in 1958 with the SXL 2000 Series now 64 years old, UK Classical Archives are looking for copies of these early stereo recordings which featured some of the great artists, performers and conductors alike.

If you have any of these recordings in Stereo starting with numbers SXL 2001 and onwards we would love to hear what you might have! Their first Stereo Full Frequency Lp produced 1958 was SXL 2001 Kenneth Alwyn conducting the London Symphony orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture / Capriccio Italien / Marche Slave. First editions feature a Blue Back Border on the reverse of the sleeve (see pic) and are true 1st pressings – SXL 2002 is Beethoven’s EMPEROR concerto conducted by the great Hans Knapperstbusch first editions also feature a blue back border on the reverse of sleeve.

If you have any recordings conducted By Hans Knappersbusch on Decca please call for our current buying prices.

Next month we will be featuring Columbias first pressing stereo LPs

Best wishes Bettina & Adrian