Zimmermann / Dallapiccola / Dutilleux / Ginastera / Szymanowski / Kabalevsky / etc
Modern Times Edition
Aranitza Ezenarro, Paul Armin Edelmann, Florian Barak, Beate Anton, Christiane Palmen, Jaques Mayencourt, Nikolaus Boewer, Cong Gu, Joachim Stever
[ Capriccio / 11 CD/DVD Box Set - due 28/Feb/2020 ]
10CD + DVD. When Capriccio began its association with the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz in 2014, it seemed unlikely that we would be able to present a 10-disc collection after only six productive years. The intention of this edition was...
Mahler: Symphonies [complete] (11 CD set)
Lucia Popp, Edith Mathis, Doris Soffel, Elzabeth Connell / London Philharmonia Orchestra, Klaus Tennstedt
[ Warner Classics / 11 CD Box Set - released 10/Oct/2014 ]
*** Three Stars. Penguin Stereo Guide -- "The experience hits one a full force" (Penguin Guide)
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, René Jacobs
[ Harmonia Mundi / 3 CD Box Set - released 19/Jul/2019 ]
Scarlatti's Griselda, premiered in Rome in 1721, received a single performance at the Teatro Capranica, and was never taken into the repertoire elsewhere, both for financial reasons and because of the changing tastes of the time. The tragic story of...
Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 76 Nos. 1-6 (complete) / String Quartets Op.77 Nos 1 & 2 / etc
Alban Berg Quartett
[ Warner Classics Original Jacket Reissues / 3 CD Box Set - released 20/May/2015 ]
"The quality of the performances are uniformly excellent. Beyond its tremendous technical skill and ideal ensemble, the Alban Berg Quartet superbly captures all the elements that make Haydn Haydn: exquisitely lyrical melodies, vigorously rhythmic tem
Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov, opera in seven scenes (1869 version)
Alexander Tsymbalyuk, Maxim Paster, Mika Kares, Sergei Skorokhodov, Göteborg Opera Chorus
[ BIS SACD / 2 CD - released 6/Sep/2019 ]
Modest Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov stands out among the major works of the opera repertoire in having an extremely complex creative history. The original libretto, by the composer himself, was based closely on Pushkin's Shakespeare-inspired drama...
PROKOFIEV / FRANCK / STRAUSS / BRUCH / LALO / COPLAND / etc
Anne Akiko Meyers: The Complete RCA Recordings
Anne Akiko Meyers (violin) / Philharmonia Orchestra, Andrew Litton / Sandra Rivers & Rohan de Silva (pianos), etc
[ Sony / RCA Classics Masters / 6 CD Box Set - released 20/Aug/2016 ]
Of the American violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, the American Record Guide is quoted as saying, "Through her peerless mastery and vivid imagination there seems to be no limit to the colors she can draw from her instrument." Sony Classical's 6-CD reissue...
Schubert: Piano Works / Trout Quintet / Lieder (Recorded 1932 & 1950)
Artur Schnabel (piano) with Pro Arte Quartet & Therese Behr-Schnabel (contralto)
[ Warner Classics / 5 CD Box Set - released 5/Sep/2018 ]
Artur Schnabel, identified above all with the music of Beethoven, was also a supreme interpreter of Schubert. Initially trained in Vienna, he played a crucial role in advocating the Austrian composer's piano music at a time when such masterworks as...
Wagner: Die Walkure (complete opera) (Recorded in stereo live at the 1955 Bayreuth Festival)
Astrid Varnay / Gre Brouwenstijn / Hans Hotter / Ramon Vinay / Bayreuth Festival Orchestra / Joseph Keilberth
[ Testament / 4 CD Box Set - released 23/Jun/2006 ]
"The second instalment of what is proving to be a definitive Ring...Hans Hotter is the crowning glory of this instalment, fresher-voiced than for Solti. But there isn't a weak link in a cast that we can only dream of today. As for Joseph Keilberth,...
100 Violin Masterworks
Augustin Dumay, Isaac Stern, Itzhak Perlman, David Garrett, Daniel Hope, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Hilary Hahn, Gidon Kremer, etc
[ Deutsche Grammophon / 5 CD Box Set - released 20/Jun/2019 ]
Deutsche Grammophon proudly presents a selection of its greatest ever recordings for violin from its peerless catalogue of the world's greatest violinists.
Mendelssohn: The 5 Symphonies & The 13 String Symphonies
Barbara Bonney (soprano I), Edith Wiens (soprano II) & Peter Schreier (tenor) / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Concerto Köln, Kurt Masur
[ Warner Classics / 6 CD Box Set - released 12/Aug/2016 ]
"Masur (knows) the scores inside out and how to make every note count, plus the Gewandhaus, Mendelssohn's old orchestra, plays with consummate dedication." (AllMusic.com)
Field: Piano Concertos, Nocturnes, Sonatas
Benjamin Frith (piano), Northern Sinfonia, David Haslam
[ Naxos / 6 CD Box Set - released 25/Jan/2019 ]
'Benjamin Frith has done a stellar job in bringing these concertos into the sunlight, brilliantly supported by the Northern Sinfonia under David Haslam' (Pianist magazine).
Günter Wand conducts Schubert
Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester (WDR Sinfonieorchester), Günter Wand
[ RCA / Sony Masters / 5 CD Box Set - released 1/Jun/2017 ]
"The whole performance is illuminated by [his] insights…The orchestra play beautifully and obviously understand their longtime conductor's every whim…No less wonderful is the performance of the Great C major, one of the finest on record." Gramophone
100 BEST OPERA
100 Best Opera Classics [6 CDs special price]
Beverly Sills, Renata Scotto, Montserrat Caballe, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Maria Callas, etc
[ Warner Classics / 6 CD Box Set - released 20/Jun/2019 ]
A 6-CD collection at a special price which offers a hundred greatest operatic arias. The programme includes all the popular favourites from 'Tosca', 'La Boheme', 'Carmen' 'Norma', 'Samson et Dalila' and even selections from Wagner and Richard Strauss
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Complete Symphonies [5 CD plus Blu-ray Audio plus Book]
Camilla Nylund, Gerhild Romberger, Klaus Florian Vogt, Georg Zeppenfeld / Wiener Philharmoniker [Vienna Philharmonia], Andris Nelsons
[ Deutsche Grammophon / 6 CD/Blu-ray Disc - released 18/Oct/2019 ]
The Nelsons Beethoven cycle is presented in a specially commissioned deluxe box featuring the nine works on five CDs and a single Blu-ray Audio disc in TrueHD sound quality.
HANDEL / ALLEGRI / RACHMANINOV / VIVALDI / BACH / etc
Choir of King's College Cambridge - 5 Classic Albums
Choir of King's College, Cambridge / Academy of Ancient Music, Stephen Cleobury, with Susan Gritton, Robin Blaze & Jonathan Lemalu
[ Warner Classics 5 Classic Albums / 5 CD Box Set - released 1/May/2014 ]
"King's College Choir sing with great style and virtuosity, and bridge the gap between authenticity and excitement in a way that makes this a fine recommendation for these imaginative works." Gramophone Magazine (Awards Issue 2001 Coronation Anthems
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
George Szell conducts Beethoven: Symphonies / Overtures [5 CD set]
The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell
[ Sony Classical Masters / 5 CD Box Set - released 20/Aug/2017 ]
"the Szell/Cleveland synergy works many wonders. Listen to the seamless transition from the Second Symphony's broad first-movement introduction into the main theme, or how the Eroica's Funeral March achieves a shattering climax by virtue of Szell's u
BACH / SCHUTZ / BUXTEHUDE / ZELENKA / HANDEL / MONTEVERDI / etc
Bach & Beyond: A set of original BIS CDs [15 CDs Special Price]
Dan Laurin, Hidemi Suzuki, Midori Suzuki, Yoshikazu Mera / Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki
[ BIS / 15 CD Box Set - released 1/Aug/2010 ]
Widely regarded as one of the foremost interpreters of Bach's music today, Masaaki Suzuki has made his name both as the artistic director of the Bach Collegium Japan and as a performer on the harpsichord and the organ.
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven 2020: The New Complete Edition
Daniel Barenboim, Murray Perahia, Emil Gilels, Simon Preston, Amadeus Quartet, Claudio Arrau, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Wilhelm Kempff etc
[ Deutsche Grammophon / 123 CD/DVD Box Set - released 8/Nov/2019 ]
This 123-disc limited edition box set has been created in partnership with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn and compiled in collaboration with Decca and ten other labels. It includes a new essay written by Professor Dr Christine Siegert, Director of the...
Adler: One Lives But Once, A 90th Birthday Celebration
Eastman School of Music, Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt, Emily Freeman Brown
[ Linn / 3 CD Box Set - released 23/Feb/2018 ]
March 4th 2018 marks the 90th birthday of one of the twenty-first century's most influential and prolific composers: Samuel Adler. This three-disc boxed set provides a cohesive overview of his output and includes many premiere recordings.
Grieg: Complete Piano Music
Einar Steen-Nøkleberg (piano), Norwegian State Institute of Music Chamber Choir
[ Naxos / 14 CD Box Set - released 14/Jun/2019 ]
"Steen-Nøkleberg is entirely inside this music. He manages to make the familiar pieces sound fresh, and the less familiar... are most imaginatively played" Gramophone