BRAHMS / MOZART / SAINT-GEORGES / BRUCH / MENDELSSOHN / SARASATE / etc
Jaime Laredo - The Complete RCA and Columbia Album Collection
Jaime Laredo (violin/viola) with Emanuel Ax (piano) Vladimir Sokoloff (piano), Yo Yo Ma (cello), Rudolf Serkin (piano), Isaac Stern (violin), etc
[ Sony Classical / 22 CD Box Set - released 11/Jun/2021 ]
The complete recordings by Grammy-winning violinist Jaime Laredo in a single 23-CD edition in celebration of his 80th birthday June 7, 2021.
Saint-Saens: Complete Symphonies
Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Marc Soustrot
[ Naxos / 3 CD Box Set - released 11/Jun/2021 ]
Saint-Saëns wrote five symphonies between the years 1850 and 1886. The cycle began with the Mozart-influenced Symphony in A but as a precocious composer of 17 he wrote his first numbered symphony, a work much admired by Berlioz and Gounod. He...
DEBUSSY / BEETHOVEN / PROKOFIEV / SCHUMANN / MOZART / BRAHMS / etc
Quartetto Italiano: Prima la musica - The Complete Warner Recordings
[ Warner Classics / 14 CD Box Set - released 11/Jun/2021 ]
"The finest string quartet, unquestionably, that our century has known." In 1951, when the Quartetto Italiano first visited the USA, composer Virgil Thomson's was enthused: "Perfection is the only word to describe this playing."
DVORAK / SMETANA / BARTOK / MOUSSORGSKY / HINDEMITH / SCHOENBERG / etc
Rafael Kubelík - The Mercury Masters
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Kubelik
[ Mercury Living Presence / Eloquence / 12 CD Box Set - released 28/May/2021 ]
To mark the 70th anniversary of Mercury Living Presence, this limited-edition box presents the complete Chicago Symphony/Rafael Kubelík recordings, newly remastered by Thomas Fine and including never-before-published material.
BRAHMS / DVORAK / SMETANA / NICOLAI / MAHLER / WEBER / etc
Rafael Kubelík - Complete Decca Recordings
Wiener Philharmoniker, Israel Philharmonic, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelik, with Pierre Fournier (cello)
[ Decca Eloquence / 12 CD Box Set - released 28/May/2021 ]
Rafael Kubelik, the Czech conductor, was in every way a big man: tall and robust in physique, he was the most generous of human beings and he inspired devoted affection among his friends and colleagues.
Bernstein Conducts Stravinsky
Boston Symphony, London Symphony, New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein
[ Sony Classical / 6 CD Box Set - released 21/May/2021 ]
"Bernstein was an incomparably great Stravinsky interpreter, certainly a better conductor than the composer himself, and this set of his complete recordings for Sony has more than it's share of reference versions." ClassicsToday
ALWYN / BRITTEN / BUTTERWORTH / FINZI / IRELAND / VAUGHAN WILLIAMS / etc
English Song Collection
Various Artists including Philip Langridge, Frank Lloyd, Felicity Lott, Christopher Maltman, Andrew Matthews-Owen, Ivan McCready, Thomas Allen, etc
[ Naxos / 25 CD Box Set - released 21/May/2021 ]
The acclaimed English Song Series celebrates the richness and diversity of British composers, performed by leading interpreters of the repertoire.
MOZART / BEETHOVEN / WAGNER / C.P.E. BACH / HANDEL / DVORAK / etc
Dennis Brain - Homage
Dennis Brain (horn) with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Sena Jurinac, Walter Gieseking, George Malcom, Gerald Moore, Malcolm Sargent, Herbert von Karajan, etc
[ Warner Classics / 11 CD Box Set - released 14/May/2021 ]
This 11CD collection presents all of Brain's Warner recordings as concerto soloist and chamber and ensemble player - including music composed with him in mind - and his most notable contributions to symphonic, choral and operatic works.
Andre Previn: The Warner Edition
André Previn (conductor & piano), with Itzhak Perlman (violin) Paul Tortelier (cello) Radu Lupu, Christina Ortiz (pianos) Angel Romero (guitar) etc
[ Warner Classics / 96 CD Box Set - released 23/Apr/2021 ]
Conductor, pianist, composer and media personality, André Previn excelled in a diversity of musical genres and idioms. A child prodigy in his native Berlin, he moved to the USA in 1939 and made his early career in Hollywood.
Eugene Ormandy - The Columbia Legacy (Mono-Recordings)
The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Philadelphia "Pops" Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, with Oscar Levant, György Sandor, Regina Resnik, etc
[ Sony Classical / 120 CD Box Set - released 9/Apr/2021 ]
The collaboration between Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra, which lasted over 40 years, is one of the most enigmatic and longest-lasting relationships in the history of classical music.
J.S BACH / VARIOUS COMPOSERS
The Brandenburg Project: Twelve Concertos
The Swedish Chamber Orchestra / Thomas Dausgaard (cond)
[ BIS SACD / 3 CD Box Set - released 9/Apr/2021 ]
Bach's celebrated concertos are joined by new commissions.
BACH / BEETHOVEN / BARTOK / DEBUSSY / RAVEL / COWELL / etc
Joseph Szigeti - The Complete Sony Recordings
Joseph Szigeti (violin) with Myra Hess, Pablo Casals, Benny Goodman, Bela Bartok, etc
[ Sony Classical / 17 CD Box Set - released 26/Mar/2021 ]
"Full of immediacy - and star turns - these remastered recordings make for a compelling time capsule" The Guardian
BACH / MESSIAEN / WIDOR/ HANDEL / FRANCK / etc
Jeanne Demessieux - The Decca Legacy
Jeanne Demessieux (organ)
[ Decca Eloquence / 8 CD Box Set - released 19/Mar/2021 ]
From her legendary debut through the succeeding years, Jeanne Demessieux brought virtuosity allied to intellect and sensitivity, and went on to become the glory of the French organ school.
Schubert: Complete Secular Choral Works
Ruth Ziesak, Angelika Kirchschlager, Christoph Prégardien, Robert Holl / Wiener Concert-Verein, Arnold Schoenberg Choir, Erwin Ortner, with András Sch
[ Warner Classics / 7 CD Box Set - released 19/Mar/2021 ]
A voyage of discovery through a lesser-known area of Schubert's rich and prolific output, this collection comprises seven themed CDs: Transience; Love; Eternity; Heroism; Nature; Celebrations, and Circle of Friends.
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...
Igor Stravinsky Edition
Natalie Dessay, Marie McLaughlin, Charles Dutoit, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Sabine Meyer, Alban Berg Quartett, Michael Collins, Pierre Boulez, etc
[ EMI The Opera Series / 23 CD Box Set - released 12/Mar/2021 ]
The release of this edition marks 50 years since the death of Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), the most influential composer of the 20th century.
BELLINI / OFFENBACH / MOZART / DELIBES / MONTEVERDI / DONIZETTI / etc
Natalie Dessay: The Opera Singer [33 CD & 19 DVDs]
Natalie Dessay, with Francesco Meli, Jose Van Dam, Patricia Petibon, Sara Mingardo, Kathleen Kim, Ian Bostridge, Veronique Gens, and others
[ Erato / Warner Classics / 52 CD Box Set - released 26/Feb/2021 ]
MARCH MADNESS SPECIAL PRICE. Normally $250. March price $225 MARCH MADNESS SPECIAL PRICE. Normally $250. March price $225 "Dessay's performance is simply jaw-dropping.' BBC Music Magazine Award Finalist 2008: Opera [La Sonnambula]
BEETHOVEN / MOZART / BACH / HAYDN / SCHUBERT / SCHUMANN / etc
Alfred Brendel - The Complete Philips Recordings
Alfred Brendel (piano) with various orchestras, conductors, instrumentalists & pianists
[ Decca / 114 CD Box Set - released 19/Feb/2021 ]
This 114 CD Edition encompasses Brendel's complete discography for Philips and Decca and includes studio albums, live recordings and radio broadcasts.
DUPRÉ / FRANCK / COUPERIN / BRUHNS / BACH / MESSIAEN
Gillian Weir: A Celebration
Gillian Weir (organ)
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 22 CD Box Set - released 12/Feb/2021 ]
'Dame Gillian is one of the greatest of living artists; her playing shows a perfect mixture of hand and heart, a true musician with the technique to tackle anything.' - JOHN AMIS, WRITER AND CRITIC
VERDI / PAER / ROSSINI / MOZART / OFFENBACH / SUPPE / etc
The Peter Maag Edition
New Symphony Orchestra of London, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, London Symphony Orchestra, Peter Maag, with Barry Tuckwell (horn)
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 20 CD Box Set - released 5/Feb/2021 ]
Newly compiled for the first time, the Decca career of a pre-eminent Mozart conductor, complemented by his recordings for Deutsche Grammophon and Westminster.