While tooling around youtube looking for stuff by Beethoven's
illegitimate son, Anton Rubinstein (joke), I came across a stash of
rare Scandinavian and other symphonies uploaded by a feller who calls
himself GoldieG89. This blighter seems to be cheerfully violating
copyright and left by uploading complete hour-long symphonies along
with their liner notes from fairly recent commercial recordings (some
of which I recognize as old friends from my own stash). The pictorials
usually are rather unlikely-looking fantasy landscapes. There's the
complete run of Anton Rubinstein probably taken from Marco Polo and
here's Harald Saeverud's Symphony No.2 in c mijnor, Op. 4 (1934), (24
mins), probably from some Scandinavian record company.
Take a look at the thumbnails on the right of this page. I see:
Harald Saeverud, Symphony No. 3 in b flat minor (1926) (44:31 mins)
Gerhard Schjelderup, Symphony No. 2 "To Norway" (39:17 mins)
Hilding Rosenberg, Symphony No. 3 (1930s) (33:03 mins)
Uuno Klami, Symphony No. 2, Op. 35 (1945) (35:53 mins)
Paul von Klenau, Symphony No. 7 "Storm" (1941) (32:54 mins)
Johann Halvorsen, Suite from Masquerade (1922) (28:14 mins)
Karl-Birger Blomdahl, Symphony No. 3 "Facetter", 1950
Paul Dukas, Symphony in C major (1895)
Boris Lyatoshynsky, Symphony No. 1
Peder Gram, Symphony No. 2, Op. 25 (1925)
Peder Gram, Symphony No. 3 in e minor, Op. 35, (1954)
Ludolf Nielsen, Symphony No. 1 in B
Ludolf Nielsen, Symphony No. 2 in E major, Op. 19, (1907)
Ludolf Nielsen, The Tower of Babel (1912) (35:21 mins)
Erkii Melartin, Symphony No. 1 in c minor, Op. 30, No. 1 (1902)
In fact, there are all six of Melartin's symphonies taken from the
Ondine box, which I own.
On this page there are still more treasures -- J.P.E. Hartmann, Piano
Sonata No. 1, Leevi Madetoja, Symphony No. 2 (probably taken from the
Chandos set, which I own), Popov, etc., etc, too many to list. In
fact, if you follow the trail of Goldie you find more and more rare
stuff which you always wanted to buy.
Those who have a taste for rarely heard symphonic literature (and who
doesn't?) are advised to wallow in this "Golden" shower before youtube
deletes them. I hardly think that companies like Ondine, BIS, Chandos,
Marco Polo are going to allow Goldie to loot their vaults much longer.
The sad thing is that although he has been uploading them since
mid-2011, hardly anyone has been listening to them.