Karl in New York, 1969

Digitized and uploaded by Beni in December 2020.

I’ve had a cassette tape for about a year now of Dad and Karl singing a bunch of songs, along with some solo performances, with Adolph narrating the entire thing. I finally got around to converting and editing it today, so if you’re interested in hearing any of their voices again, the music, or even Adolph’s classic joke, you can listen to the attached link. I edited it into several files so one wouldn’t have to search a 2 hour recording for something specific. The tape was recorded in the fall of 1969, as he says at the beginning of the tape. It sounds like most of you were there for the recording based on the several cameos that are made in the tape. -Beni

Introduction by Adolph
Aufenthalt
Drei Sonnen
Brahms Waltz in A-Flat Major
Chopin Prelude in D Minor
Adolph tells a joke
Der Wanderer
Chopin Nocturne in C-Sharp Minor
Chopin Prelude in D Minor
Schubert Impromptu in E-Flat Major
Chopin Etude in C Minor
Beethoven Sonata in F Minor
Das Fischermädchen
Das Erkennen
Auf dem Wasser zu singen
Der Tod und das Mädchen
Schumann “Two Grenadiers”
Chopin Nocturne in C-Sharp Minor
Full tape

Some more Mechner family audio recordings

Ripped by Jordan in 2016 from audio CDs that someone must have made from original tapes at some point.

Francis 1949 piano performance: Brahms Scherzo & Chopin Fantaisie-Impromptu

Karl Mechner singing Schubert’s “Aufenthalt,” Francis accompanying, 1969
Francis practice recording for Chappaqua recital, July 1977 (Part 1)
Francis practice recording for Chappaqua recital, July 1977 (Part 2)

Francis interviewing Lisa c. 1985-87 (Part 1)
Francis interviewing Lisa c. 1985-87 (Part 2)

Oscar’s Story

The audio recordings from which Vicki Mechner compiled Oscar’s Story in 2021. (You can read Oscar’s Story here)

Mother’s Day – May 1997
Porkpie Hat – April 1999
Rockaways – November 2001
Back to New York – May 2002

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