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...
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: The 9 Symphonies (complete)
Soile Isokoski (sop), Rosemarie Lang (cont) Robert Gambill (ten) René Pape (bass) / Staatskapelle Berlin / Daniel Barenboim
[ Warner Classics / 6 CD Box Set - released 22/Aug/2017 ]
"I waited a very long time to record the Beethoven symphonies," said Daniel Barenboim when this cycle was first released in 2000.
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 ]
"This new account, based on live performances, is beautifully sung and played, and recorded in surround sound" MusicWeb
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas & Concertos (12 CD set recorded 1970 - 77)
Alfred Brendel (piano) / London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink
[ Decca / 12 CD Box Set - released 1/Oct/2019 ]
He's a legend of the piano world, revered and applauded the world over. For long an exclusive Philips Classics artist, Alfred Brendel is the recipient of the 2010 Gramophone Lifetime Achievement Award.
Angela Hewitt plays Bach [15 CDs Special Price]
Angela Hewitt (piano)
[ Hyperion / 15 CD Box Set - released 20/Sep/2010 ]
'Angela Hewitt's Bach has long been a thing of wonder' (The Daily Telegraph)
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.
Claus Peter Flor conducts Mendelssohn
Lucia Popp (sop) Marjana Lipovšek (mezzo) Josef Protschka (tenor) Sergei Edelmann (piano) Kyoko Takezawa (violin) / Bamberg Symphony, Claus Peter Flor
[ Sony / RCA Classical Masters / 6 CD Box Set - released 1/Jun/2017 ]
"Claus Peter Flor's Mendelssohn enjoys the classical virtues of good taste, fine attention to detail, and a real sense of style...these are perfectly respectable and entertaining performances, well recorded. You won't be disappointed." (ClassicsToday)
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven : Barenboim [35 CD set]
Daniel Barenboim (piano & conductor), Pinchas Zukerman (violin) Jacqueline du Pre (cello) Itzhak Perlman (violin) Gervase de Peyer (clarinet), etc
[ Warner Classics / 35 CD Box Set - released 11/Nov/2016 ]
"By all accounts Beethoven was a freethinking person, and a courageous one, and I find courage an essential quality for the understanding, let alone the performance, of his works." Daniel Barenboim
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).
TCHAIKOVSKY / SHOSTAKOVICH / SCHNITTKE
Russian Chamber Music
[ Warner Classics / 8 CD - released 21/Aug/2020 ]
Established in Moscow in 1945, and still performing today, the Borodin Quartet sustains a distinctive tradition in the interpretation of Russian chamber music.
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Piano Trios
Daniel Barenboim (piano), Michael Barenboim (violin), Kian Soltani (cello)
[ Deutsche Grammophon / 3 CD - released 27/Nov/2020 ]
On his new album, Daniel Barenboim performs Beethoven's Complete Piano Trios with his son Michael Barenboim and cellist Kian Soltani.
David Oistrakh - The Great Recordings (incls concertos & sonatas by Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Tartini, etc)
David Oistrakh (violin) / Philharmonia Orchestra / Cleveland Orchestra / Orchestre National de la Radioffusion Francaise / Berliner Philharmoniker
[ Warner Budget Boxes / 17 CD Box Set - released 20/Sep/2008 ]
Warner Classics are proud to be able to present this 17-CD set of some of the finest recordings by David Oistrakh, one of the truly great violin virtuosi of the past 100 years.
BACH / BRAHMS / WOLF / SCHUMANN / BRAHMS / GLUCK / etc
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau: Early recordings on Deutsche Grammophon
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone) with various accompaniments
[ Deutsche Grammophon Original Masters / 9 CD Box Set - released 20/Mar/2013 ]
"This nine CD set is a valuable commemoration of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau's inestimable contribution to song. It is a real and genuine tribute, for it gives a true overview of a remarkable career." (MusicWeb)
Schutz: Sacred Music
Dresden Kreuzchor, Rudolf Mauersberger
[ Brilliant Classics / 4 CD Box Set - released 12/Oct/2013 ]
This collection is a tribute to the great Baroque composer, who received most of his training in Venice from the organist of St Mark's, Giovanni Gabrieli.
TARREGA / ALBENIZ / GRANADOS / RODRIGO / VIVALDI / BARRIOS / etc
50 X Guitar
Eduardo Fernandez, Alexandre Lagoya, Pepe Romero
[ Decca / 3 CD Box Set - released 20/Sep/2015 ]
From Tarrega's classic "Recuerdos de la Alhambra" to Rodrigo's dazzling "Concierto para una Fiesta" here is a generous selection of popular guitar classics performed by leading performers from the vast Decca catalogue.
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
BEETHOVEN / HANDEL / HINDEMITH / MOZART / COUPERIN / RAVEL / etc
Éric Heidsieck - The Complete Erato & HMV Recordings
Eric Heidsieck (piano) with Tania Heidsieck (piano) Paul Tortelier (violincello), Varous Orchestras
[ Warner Classics / 27 CD Box Set - released 27/Nov/2020 ]
Luminosity, clarity and depth of colour characterise the playing of Éric Heidsieck, born in Reims in 1936. A student of French masters Marcel Ciampi and Alfred Cortot, he went to Wilhelm Kempff to further his exploration of Beethoven. Heidsieck's...
Offenbach: La Belle Helene, Orphee Aux Enfers, La Grande-Duchesse de Gerolstein (Complete Operettas in French)
Felicity Lott, Yann Beuron, Natalie Dessay, Ewa Podles, Sandrine Piau, Laurent Naouri, Patricia Petibon, etc / Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble, Marc
[ Erato Classics / 6 CD Box Set - released 15/Nov/2018 ]
"These are enormously spirited performances, no undue lingering, rhythmically riveting and generally uplifting. There is punch in the concerted numbers and the dances are whirlwinds." MusicWeb
Handel: Concerti grossi Op. 3 and Op. 6
Georg Kallweit, Bernhard Forck , Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
[ Pentatone / 3 CD - released 12/Mar/2021 ]
BRILLIANT PERFORMANCES OF HANDEL'S MASTERWORKS Handel's concerti grossi Op. 3 and Op. 6 are among the most exceptional instrumental music of the baroque age, and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin brings out all the brilliance of these delightful...