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Juilliard Quartet - The Early Columbia Recordings cover
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MILHAUD / MOZART / BARTOK / BERG / COPLAND / SCHOENBERG / etc
Juilliard Quartet - The Early Columbia Recordings
Juilliard String Quartet, with Leontyne Price (soprano) Samuel Barber (piano)
[ Sony Classical Masters / 16 CD Box Set - due 18/Jun/2021 ]
Following up its widely acclaimed reissues of the Juilliard String Quartet's complete Epic and RCA Victor albums - originally issued between 1956 and 1960 - Sony Classical is excited to present a new 16-CD box set collecting the earliest albums of...
Aleksandra Kurzak - Desire cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Aleksandra Kurzak - Desire
Aleksandra Kurzak (soprano)
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 29/May/2020 ]
The incredible soprano Aleksandra Kurzak presents 'Desire', her first solo album on Sony Classical! With this new release, Kurzak ventures into heavier territory, as she reveals both the new roles she is already singing and those she is working on.
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W. A. MOZART
Alicia de Larrocha Plays Mozart
Alicia de Larrocha (piano), André Previn (piano) / English Chamber Orchestra, The Orchestra of St. Luke's, Sir Colin Davis
[ Sony / RCA Classical Masters / 6 CD Box Set - released 13/Mar/2020 ]
"...this is a profound reading with many subtleties of touch and altogether a more weighty approach, especially evident in the slow movement. K491 is predictably dramatic. Marriner's orchestra is excellent." classical-music
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FELIX MENDELSSOHN
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)
Rachmaninoff in Lucerne - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini / Symphony No. 3 cover
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SERGEI RACHMANINOV
Rachmaninoff in Lucerne - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini / Symphony No. 3
Behzod Abduraimov (piano) / Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, James Gaffigan
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 15/May/2020 ]
"Behzod Abduraimov is the ultra-commanding soloist in the Rhapsody...here is a comfortable sense that nothing can possibly go wrong. He is ideally partnered in a work alive with tricky ensemble challenges." International Piano
Saint-Saens / Franck / Ravel: French Impressions cover
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CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS / CESAR FRANCK / MAURICE RAVEL
Saint-Saens / Franck / Ravel: French Impressions
Joshua Bell (violin) Jeremy Denk (piano)
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 20/Mar/2017 ]
a spirited, varied, sensitively imagined recital. [The artists] are on equal terms artistically, responding to one another with spontaneity and unanimity in the interpretation of nuances that give their playing a sense that they are inside the music"
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SCHUBERT / BRAHMS / REGER / WARLOCK / STRAUSS / WOLF
Benjamin Appl: Heimat
Benjamin Appl (baritone), James Baillieu (piano)
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 20/Mar/2017 ]
"The voice has a burnished, oaky beauty as well as considerable sweetness (well captured in Sony's natural engineering), while the interpretations are suffused with a gentle intelligence." Gramophone
Love? Homage to Clara Schumann cover
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JULIE von WEBENAU / THEODOR KIRCHNER / JONNES BRAHMS / CLARA SCHUMANN
Love? Homage to Clara Schumann
Yaara Tal (piano), with Andreas Groethuysen (piano) Julian Pregardien (tenor), Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 6/Sep/2019 ]
Composer and piano virtuoso Clara Schumann played an influential role both on Robert Schumann and her musician friends such as Brahms and Kirchner. The compostitions on this album express deep feelings of love, affection and friendship. September...
Reicha, Romberg: Concertos for Two Cellos cover
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ANTONIN REICHA / BERNHARD ROMBERG
Reicha, Romberg: Concertos for Two Cellos
Bruno Delepelaire (cello) Stephan Koncz (cello) / Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken und Kaiserslautern, Reinhard Goebel
[ Sony Classical Beethoven's World / CD - released 20/Jul/2020 ]
"Bruno Delepelaire and Stephan Koncz stride into action with tones by turn pithy and delicate. The instrumental lines wander in transverse motion, then snap into imitation. Nimble sprints from high to low turn gently caressing over a flute ostinato....
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini / Poulenc: Organ Concerto cover
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SERGEI RACHMANINOV / FRANCIS POULENC
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini / Poulenc: Organ Concerto
Cameron Carpenter (International touring organ) / Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Christoph Eschenbach
[ Sony Classical / CD / CD - released 29/Mar/2020 ]
"Cameron Carpenter (1981- ) is a spectacular musician and showman. But don't let his showmanship fool you. He is a brilliant and disciplined musician and arranger and belongs to a tradition of flashy virtuosos. He is also not the first organist to...
Schumann - Myrthen cover
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ROBERT SCHUMANN
Schumann - Myrthen
Christian Gerhaher (baritone), Camilla Tilling (soprano), Gerold Huber (piano)
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 18/Oct/2019 ]
"Certainly a top choice for this wonderful cycle." Gramophone Awards 2020 Short List - Solo Vocal
Mozart versus Salieri: Rivalry cover
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ANTONIO SALIERI / W. A. MOZART
Mozart versus Salieri: Rivalry
Dagmar Williams (soprano) Prague Sinfonia Orchestra, Christian Benda
[ Sony Classical / 2 CD - released 23/Apr/2019 ]
The professional competition between Mozart and Salieri has been a well-documented topic. It even became subject of the Oscar-winning film Amadeus. Now, a new album of compositions by the two is here to provide a side-by-side comparison of the...
The Essential George Gershwin cover
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Classic Deluxe [CD + DVD 'Alone, Together - From Croatia'] cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Classic Deluxe [CD + DVD 'Alone, Together - From Croatia']
Hauser, London Symphony Orchestra
[ Sony Classical / 2 CD/DVD - released 7/Feb/2020 ]
Hauser, the dynamic young cellist who rocketed to fame as half of the genre-busting worldwide musical sensation 2Cellos, re-releases his first solo album, now with a DVD.
Salieri: Variations / Hummel: Double Concerto / Vorisek: Symphony cover
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ANTONIO SALIERI / JOHANN HUMMEL / JAN VORISEK
Salieri: Variations / Hummel: Double Concerto / Vorisek: Symphony
Herbert Schuch (piano), Mirijam Contzen (violin) / WDR Sinfonieorchester, Reinhard Goebel
[ Sony Classical Beethoven's World / CD - released 31/Jul/2020 ]
The recordings of Reinhard Goebel's project "Beethoven's World" have received great attention and excellent reviews worldwide. For the first album with violin concertos by Franz Clement, the Welt am Sonntag wrote: "If the discovery of Beethoven...
Igor Stravinsky conducts Stravinsky - Symphonies and concertos [3 CD set] cover
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IGOR STRAVINSKY
Igor Stravinsky conducts Stravinsky - Symphonies and concertos [3 CD set]
Isaac Stern (violin) Benny Goodman (clarinet) Charles Rosen, Philippe Entremont (piano) / CBC Symphony Orchestra, Columbia Symphony Orchest
[ Sony Classical Masters / 3 CD Box Set - released 26/Jan/2016 ]
Hearing a composer conduct their own work offers a fascinating interpretive insight into their oeuvre, all the greater when the composer in question is one of the biggest and most-influential names in 20th century music, Igor Stravinsky.
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BARTOK / MAHLER / BEETHOVEN / GERSHWIN / IVES / STRAVINSKY / BERNSTEIN / etc
Leonard Bernstein Remastered
Isaac Stern (violin) Philippe Entremont (piano) Andre Watts (piano) / Various orchestras, Leonard Bernstein
[ Sony Music / 100 CD Box Set - released 3/Dec/2017 ]
On the eve of his centenary in 2018, Sony Classical releases the most important collection, Leonard Bernstein's classic American Columbia recordings, remastered from their original 2- and multi-track analogue tapes. This has allowed for the creation...
Isaac Stern plays Brahms cover
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JOHANNES BRAHMS
Isaac Stern plays Brahms
Isaac Stern (violin), with Leonard Rose (cello), Emmanuel Ax (piano) Jamie Laredo (viola) / Philadelphia Orch, Eugene Ormandy / New York Philh, Zubin
[ Sony / RCA Classical Masters / 5 CD Box Set - released 19/May/2018 ]
"The Brahms Double Concerto impresses largely for the closeness of the rapport with Leonard Rose; the solo concerto has some wonderful things too - phrases that speak or passagework that flashes like swordplay." (Gramophone)
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos 22 7 24 (with Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata No 2) cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos 22 7 24 (with Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata No 2)
Ivo Pogorelich (piano)
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 13/Sep/2019 ]
After a 20 year break from releasing music, the legendary classical pianist Ivo Pogorelich returns with his breathtaking new album featuring piano sonatas by Beethoven and Rachmaninoff. Hailed for his virtuosity, technical mastery and evocative...
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Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)
Jonas Kaufmann: Mein Wien
[ Sony Classical DVD / DVD - released 2/Oct/2020 ]
Following the success of the album 'Wien', esteemed tenor, Jonas Kaufmann, returns with a DVD and BluRay release of 'Mein Wein'. This is Jonas Kaufmann's deeply personal tribute to the world-famous melodies from Vienna.
Jonas Kaufmann - It's Christmas! cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Jonas Kaufmann - It's Christmas!
Jonas Kaufmann (tenor) Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, Jochen Rieder
[ Sony Classical / 2 CD - released 20/Nov/2020 ]
With his new album It's Christmas! Jonas Kaufmann echoes his own holiday memories and joys, celebrating the most festive time of the year with a unique selection of beloved songs and carols. It's full of traditional German songs he used to sing round...
Schoenbrunn 2020 - Summer Night Concert BLU-RAY cover
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STRAUSS / WAGNER / JARRE / PUCCINI / MENDELSSOHN / etc
Schoenbrunn 2020 - Summer Night Concert BLU-RAY
Jonas Kaufmann (tenor) / Wiener Philharmoniker, Valéry Gergiev
[ Sony Classical Blu-ray / Blu-ray - released 23/Oct/2020 ]
The world's biggest annual classical open-air concert, The Summer Night Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic, returns to the magical setting of Schönbrunn Palace Baroque park in Vienna.
Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets (the 1982 Live recordings) cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets (the 1982 Live recordings)
Juilliard String Quartet
[ Sony Classical Masters / 9 CD Box Set - released 13/Nov/2020 ]
The Juilliard String Quartet, which was founded in 1946 is one of the world's most prestigious string quartets in the world. In February 2011, the quartet received the NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award for its outstanding contributions to music.
Beethoven/Bartok/Dvorak: String Quartets cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN / BELA BARTOK / ANTONIN DVORAK
Beethoven/Bartok/Dvorak: String Quartets
Juilliard String Quartet
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 21/May/2021 ]
The Grammy Award-winning Juilliard String Quartet celebrates the 75th anniversary of its founding with a new recording from the heart of the quartet repertoire, featuring works by Beethoven, Bartók and Dvoƙák.
Waiata cover
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TRADITIONAL
Waiata
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
[ Sony / CD - released 15/Nov/2013 ]
In 1999 Dame Kiri Te Kanawa released 'Maori Songs', her second collection of Maori folk songs and prayers. That project was initiated by prominent NZ pianist/arranger Carl Doy, who has 13 years later created the follow up album 'Waiata'.
Beethoven: Sonatas Nos 3 & 23 "Appassionata" cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Sonatas Nos 3 & 23 "Appassionata"
Lang Lang (piano)
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 29/Nov/2019 ]
Ahead of Beethoven's 250th anniversary in 2020, Sony Classical releases Beethoven Sonatas Nos 3 & 23 "Appasionata" by superstar pianist Lang Lang. Lang Lang is a critically acclaimed piano virtuoso who began playing the piano at the age of three....
Mozart Momentum - 1785 cover
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W. A. MOZART
Mozart Momentum - 1785
Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Matthew Truscott (violin), Joel Hunter (viola), Frank-Michael Guthmann (cello)
[ Sony Classical / 2 CD - released 28/May/2021 ]
'Socially distanced they may have been but the camaraderie that was so evident in their groundbreaking Beethoven cycle with Leif Ove Andsnes is, if anything, even more apparent here.' Gramophone Recording of the Month June 2021
Leon Fleisher Plays Beethoven & Brahms [5 CD set] cover
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BEETHOVEN / BRAHMS / MOZART
Leon Fleisher Plays Beethoven & Brahms [5 CD set]
Leon Fleisher (piano) / The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell
[ Sony Classical Masters / 5 CD Box Set - released 20/May/2012 ]
"Fleisher has the ability to take the slow movement slowly, and the molto adagio cadenza near its end is for once as slow as the composer could wish, and very impressive. The finale has plenty of fire" (Gramophone on the Brahms Concerto No 1)
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Mario Lanza (tenor)
Mario Lanza: The Best of Everything
[ RCA / Sony Classical / 2 CD - released 20/Apr/2017 ]
Sony Classical release a special x2 CD, budget-priced set, featuring x44 songs, with x6 previously unreleased tracks, issued in connection with a new TV documentary by Screenbound Pictures Ltd. about the great tenor. This release celebrates the...
Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps cover
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OLIVIER MESSIAEN
Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps
Martin Frost (clarinet) Lucas Debargue (piano) Janine Jansen (violin) Torlief Thedeen (cello)
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 20/Jan/2018 ]
"The playing is flawless but still deep-felt, unflinching in the white heat of the Dance of Fury, intently hushed in the Abyss of the Birds, fervent in both tender Louanges." The Guardian
Martin Fröst - Vivaldi cover
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ANTONIO VIVALDI
Martin Fröst - Vivaldi
Martin Fröst (clarinet), Concerto Köln
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 22/May/2020 ]
Martin Fröst is an internationally renowned clarinettist and conductor. 'Vivaldi' is a baroque adventure based on the question: What might Vivaldi have composed for the clarinet if it had been more fully developed?
Clement: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 cover
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FRANZ JOSEPH CLEMENT
Clement: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Mirijam Contzen (violin), WDR Sinfonieorchester, Reinhard Goebel
[ Sony Classical Beethoven's World / CD - released 14/Feb/2020 ]
"Contzen produces a ravishing sound, complemented by the suave playing of the WDR Symphony Orchestra" Observer
Murray Perahia plays Bach: The complete recordings cover
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J. S. BACH
Murray Perahia plays Bach: The complete recordings
Murray Perahia (piano) / Academy of St Martins in the Fields
[ Sony Music / 8 CD Box Set - released 10/Nov/2016 ]
"No mannerisms, no distractions, no self-serving virtuosity - just the most lucid and moving recording yet of this work." (Gramophone, 2001 GRAMOPHONE AWARD WINNER - Instrumental for Goldbergs)
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FRANZ SCHUBERT / JOHANNES BRAHMS
Murray Perahia plays Schubert and Brahms
Murray Perahia (piano) with Radu Lupu (piano), The Amadeus Quartet & Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)
[ Sony Classical Masters / 8 CD Box Set - released 13/Nov/2020 ]
"The performance of Lupu and Perahia is full of haunting poetry, with each of these highly individual artists challenging the other in imagination." (*** Three Stars. Penguin Stereo Guide on the Schubert Fantasie )
All the Money in the World (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) cover
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Music by Daniel Pemberton
All the Money in the World (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 23/Feb/2018 ]
This soundtrack album for Ridley Scott's dramatic thriller All the Money in the World features original music composed by Daniel Pemberton (Steve Jobs, Molly's Game, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Gold) who previously...
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HERRMANN / NEWMAN / KORNGOLD / TIOMKIN / ROZSA / WAXMAN
Charles Gerhardt conducts Classic Film Scores
National Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Gerhardt, with Kiri te Kanawa (soprano) & Norma Procter (contralto)
[ RCA Red Seal / Sony music Masters / 12 CD Box Set - released 13/Mar/2020 ]
In the 1970s, the Classic Film Scores series introduced a new generation to the sumptuous sound of music in Hollywood's "Golden Age."
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture / Marche Slave / Romeo and Juliet / Capriccio Italien / Hamlet / Symphonies cover
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PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOSVKY
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture / Marche Slave / Romeo and Juliet / Capriccio Italien / Hamlet / Symphonies
New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein
[ Sony Classical / 5 CD Box Set - released 13/Mar/2020 ]
"The 1812 Overture in particular (has) a freshenss and exultancy notable even among the best of the other high-powered versions...the sound is thrillingly vivid throughout." (High Fidelity)
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto (with Stravinsky - Les Noces) cover
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PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto (with Stravinsky - Les Noces)
Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin) Nadine Koutcher (soprano) / MusicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 20/Mar/2016 ]
"The force of personality, conviction and unanimity of intention with which the musical argument is projected completely bowled me over" (BBC Music Magazine Disc of the month March 2016)
Volver cover
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Placido Domingo (tenor), Pablo Sainz Villegas (guitar)
Volver
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 7/Sep/2017 ]
Legendary tenor Plácido Domingo partners with the "global ambassador of Spanish guitar" (Billboard Magazine), Pablo Sáinz-Villegas. This is an authentic and intimate album: the voice of Plácido Domingo has never been captured in such an intimate...
Canadian Brass: from Monteverdi to Mozart [5 CD set] cover
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BACH / GABRIELI / HANDEL / MOZART / VIVALDI / etc
Canadian Brass: from Monteverdi to Mozart [5 CD set]
Canadian Brass
[ Sony Classical Masters / 5 CD Box Set - released 1/Sep/2011 ]
This album is a re-issue of the acclaimed ensemble Canadian Brass who have recorded works from the Renaissance and Baroque as well as a number of works by Mozart.