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Donizetti: Il Campanello di Notte (complete opera recorded in 1983) cover
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GAETANO DONIZETTI
Donizetti: Il Campanello di Notte (complete opera recorded in 1983)
Agnes Baltsa, Enzo Dara, Biancamaria Casoni, Angelo Romero / Wiener Symphoniker, Gary Bertini
[ Sony RCA Classical Opera / CD Box Set - released 20/Mar/2017 ]
"One of Donizetti's most charming short operas, with a Don Pasquale-like plot, and gorgeously performed by Agnes Baltsa and Enzo Dara, this is a nice way of spending 55 minutes." BBC Music
Alicia de Larrocha plays Granados cover
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ENRIQUE GRANADOS
Alicia de Larrocha plays Granados
Alicia de Larrocha (piano)
[ Sony / RCA Classical Masters / 3 CD Box Set - released 26/May/2017 ]
"Larrocha shows herself still a pianist of the first rank, with a mastery of dynamics and tonal coloration, and she understands this music (which she imbibed from her teacher, Granados's favourite pupil) as few others do." Gramophone
Mozart: Piano sonatas 10, 11, 16 / Fantasia K475 / Rondo K511 cover
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W. A. MOZART
Mozart: Piano sonatas 10, 11, 16 / Fantasia K475 / Rondo K511
Alicia de Larrocha (piano)
[ Sony Classical Masters / CD - released 10/Dec/2012 ]
"She is sharply responsive, to the variety of mood and texture in the opening variations of K331..her fine shading and shaping of detail in the Adagio variation where, as at other points on this disc, she adds her own discreet ornamentation in...
Enrique Granados: The Collection cover
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ENRIQUE GRANADOS
Enrique Granados: The Collection
Alicia de Larrocha (piano) Montserrat Caballe (soprano) Julian Bream, John Williams (guitar), National Orchestra of Spain, Ataúlfo Argenta, etc
[ Sony / RCA Classical Masters / 7 CD Box Set - released 26/May/2017 ]
Enrique Granados - nicknamed "the poet of the piano" and "the Chopin of Spain". The boxset celebrates the 150th birthday of Granados, who was born in the Catalonian town of Lérida. The centrepiece of this new collection is Granados's masterpiece, the...
Piano Pieces For Children cover
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MOZART / MENDELSSOHN / MUSSORGSKY / LIEBERSON
Piano Pieces For Children
Andre Previn (piano)
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 20/Aug/2016 ]
"An attractively played collection" (BBC Music)
Summer Night Concert 2018 BLU-RAY cover
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CILEA / LEONCAVALLO / MASCAGNI / PUCCINI / VERDI
Summer Night Concert 2018 BLU-RAY
Anna Netrebko (soprano) / Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Valery Gergiev
[ Sony Classical Blu-ray / Blu-ray - released 25/Jul/2018 ]
Anna Netrebko and Valery Gergiev reunite in the SommernachsKonzert 2018. Gergiev conducts the Vienna Philharmonic with Netrebko performing arias from Cilea, Puccini, and Leoncavallo.
Schubert / Szymanowski: Piano Sonatas cover
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FRANZ SCHUBERT / KAROL SZYMANOWSKI
Schubert / Szymanowski: Piano Sonatas
Lucas Debargue (piano)
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 10/Feb/2018 ]
"The Schubert sonatas receive wistful, measured performances, closer to Sviatoslav Richter's approach, say, than to Alfred Brendel's...the first movement [of the Szymanowski] is launched with great determination, and the final fugue dispatched with a
Artur Rubinstein: The Chopin Collection (10 CDs special price) cover
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FREDERIC CHOPIN
Artur Rubinstein: The Chopin Collection (10 CDs special price)
Artur Rubinstein (piano) with New Symphony Orchestra & Symphony of the Air
[ Sony Classical Masters / 10 CD Box Set - released 1/May/2011 ]
"The florid gusto of Rubinstein's playing may not suit modern tastes, but he is clearly engaged with his material, rendering such considerations meaningless; and at his best, he is breathtaking." the Independent
Pierre Boulez conducts Stravinsky [Incls Firebird Ballet, Pulcinella Suite & Le Sacre du Printemps] cover
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IGOR STRAVINSKY
Pierre Boulez conducts Stravinsky [Incls Firebird Ballet, Pulcinella Suite & Le Sacre du Printemps]
BBC Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Ensemble intercontemporain, Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez
[ Sony Classical / 3 CD Box Set - released 3/Dec/2017 ]
Conductor Pierre Boulez's lucid precision is perhaps the ideal perspective on Stravinsky's music, from the late Romantic sweep of the Firebird to the witty Neo-Classicism of the Pulcinella Suite.
Benjamin Appl: Heimat cover
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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
Paavo Järvi conducts Richard Strauss [Don Juan / Ein Heldenleben] cover
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RICHARD STRAUSS
Paavo Järvi conducts Richard Strauss [Don Juan / Ein Heldenleben]
NHK Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi
[ RCA Red Seal / Sony Classical / CD - released 1/Jul/2017 ]
"Supremely vivid Strauss, guided by the surest of conducting hands…[this] series - may it be all the symphonic poems - can only go from strength to strength. Amazing work." BBC Music Five Stars Recording of the Month - May 2017
Strauss, (R.): Also Sprach Zarathustra / Don Juan / The Bourgeois Gentleman Suite (Rec 1954 & 1956) cover
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RICHARD STRAUSS
Strauss, (R.): Also Sprach Zarathustra / Don Juan / The Bourgeois Gentleman Suite (Rec 1954 & 1956)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner
[ Sony Classical Masters / CD - released 20/May/2011 ]
"Even if you have this classic recording don't hesitate to obtain this upgrade - sensational listening" (MusicWeb Dec 2004)
Mahler: Orchestral Songs cover
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GUSTAV MAHLER
Mahler: Orchestral Songs
Christian Gerhaher (baritone), Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Kent Nagano (conductor)
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 19/Aug/2013 ]
"Admirers of Gerhaher's lieder singing won't need any encouragement to listen to this disc. They'll marvel once again at the astonishing range of colour and inflection he applies to every phrase" (Gramophone Award Nomination 2015 - Solo Recital)
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...
Emanuel Ax plays Haydn cover
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JOSEF HAYDN
Emanuel Ax plays Haydn
Emanuel Ax (piano) / Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
[ Sony Classical / 4 CD Box Set - released 20/Jan/2018 ]
"His interpretation always sounds as if it is felt from within the notes rather than applied to them..a performance of unusual beauty and grandeur." (Gramophone)
Glenn Gould plays Bach [6 CD set] cover
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J. S. BACH
Glenn Gould plays Bach [6 CD set]
Glenn Gould, piano
[ Sony Classical Masters / 6 CD Box Set - released 20/May/2011 ]
The famous Glenn Gould recording repackaged
Hilary Hahn: The Complete Sony Recordings cover
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BACH / BEETHOVEN / BERNSTEIN / BARBER / MEYER / BRAHMS / etc
Hilary Hahn: The Complete Sony Recordings
Hilary Hahn (violin) with various orchestras
[ Sony Classical Masters / 5 CD Box Set - released 30/Oct/2015 ]
"Spellbinding...there is mastery in every silken phrase, every poised lyrical phrase...an object lesson in beautiful violin playing." Chicago Tribune (for Mendelssohn / Shostakovich)
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.
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)
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies cover
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FRANZ LISZT
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta
[ Sony Classical Masters / CD - released 7/Nov/2011 ]
"This 1989 performance of the Hungarian Rhapsodies that Liszt (and his assistants) orchestrated has stunning sonics; Mehta conjures highly idiomatic performances out of the Israel Phil." BBC Music
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde cover
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GUSTAV MAHLER
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
Jonas Kaufmann (tenor) / Wiener Philharmoniker, Jonathan Nott
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 22/Apr/2017 ]
"played with shimmering detail by the Vienna Philharmonic...As expected, Kaufmann is glorious in the tenor songs. In those for lower voice he sings with the same, unaffected sensitivity...An interesting, one-off experiment." Financial Times ***
Jonas Kaufmann - An Italian Night - Live from the Waldbuhne Berlin (recorded in 2018) cover
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VERDI / PONCHIELLI / PUCCINI / LEONCAVALLO / MASCAGNI / etc
Jonas Kaufmann - An Italian Night - Live from the Waldbuhne Berlin (recorded in 2018)
Jonas Kaufmann (tenor) with Anita Rachvelishvili (mezzo) / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Jochen Rieder
[ Sony Classical DVD / DVD - released 1/Nov/2018 ]
A magical evening dedicated to beautiful Italian music with the world's greatest tenor. Captured live for release on CD. Featuring Anita Rachvelishvili. This is the key release this year from "The world's greatest tenor" (The Telegraph). This summer...
Bésame Mucho cover
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RAMIREZ / CAMPOS / ISELLA / FARO / GIECO / GARDEL / etc
Bésame Mucho
Juan Diego Florez (tenor) / Ensemble
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 20/Oct/2018 ]
Opera star Juan Diego Flórez's new album goes back to his musical roots in Peru. The album is recorded with a top class ensemble of musicians. Catchy rhythms and melodies with music from Peru, Brazil, Spain, Colombia and other Latin countries. An x18...
Rodrigo: Concierto De Aranjuez / Fantasia para un Gentilhombre / etc cover
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JOAQUIN RODRIGO
Rodrigo: Concierto De Aranjuez / Fantasia para un Gentilhombre / etc
Julian Bream (guitar) / Chamber Orchestra of Europe, RCA Victor Chamber Orchestra, John Eliot Gardiner, Leo Brouwer
[ Sony RCA Classical Masters / CD - released 10/Dec/2017 ]
"There is Bream's marvellous performance of the solo part, excellent orchestral playing and excellent recording." (Gramophone)
Schubert cover
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FRANZ SCHUBERT
Schubert
Khatia Buniatishvili (piano)
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 3/May/2019 ]
"It's a reading of extremes that will either beguile or frustrate… There's no doubting Buniatishvili's considerable pianistic powers, nor her abundant imagination, but overall this seems a disc that promotes her rather than Schubert's sublime music."
SPECIAL OFFER: The King's Singers: The Complete RCA Recording cover
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KING'S SINGERS
SPECIAL OFFER: The King's Singers: The Complete RCA Recording
The King's Singers
[ Sony RCA Red Seal / 11 CD Box Set - released 15/Feb/2018 ]
The King s Singers remain unique for their musical intelligence, virtuosity and sheer good humour all qualities this collection has in spades.
Lang Lang: Romance cover
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LISZT / BACH / CHOPIN / BEETHOVEN / TCHAIKOVSKY / etc
Lang Lang: Romance
Lang Lang (piano)
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 5/Nov/2017 ]
Sony Classical has brought together the most beautiful and romantic piano works recorded by Lang Lang to create Romance. Carefully selected from his Sony Classical discography, each work exhibits the artist's mature and nuanced lyricism.
Live in Vienna cover
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ALBENIZ / BEETHOVEN / CHOPIN / PROKOFIEV
Live in Vienna
Lang Lang (piano)
[ Sony Classical / 2 CD - released 20/Sep/2010 ]
"...let me say at once that the youthful excess and rampant exhibitionism of much of Lang Lang's earliest work is today transformed into playing which for the greater part is as stylish and perceptive as it is brilliant." Editor's Choice Gramophone...
Live in Vienna (2 CDs plus DVD) cover
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ALBENIZ / BEETHOVEN / CHOPIN / PROKOFIEV
Live in Vienna (2 CDs plus DVD)
Lang Lang (piano)
[ Sony Classical / 3 CD/DVD - released 20/Sep/2010 ]
"Clearly everyone is having a ball and, make no mistake, doubting Thomases should take time off to listen to a major talent." Editor's Choice Gramophone October 2010
Lang Lang: Piano Magic cover
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LISZT / BACH / CHOPIN / MOZART / HOLST / JOPLIN
Lang Lang: Piano Magic
Lang Lang (piano)
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 15/Oct/2018 ]
Heralded by the New York Times as "the hottest artist on the classical music planet," Lang Lang has had an almost unparalleled impact on classical music, whose notable performances include the Sydney Opera House and Beijing's 2008 Olympic Opening.
Verdi: Requiem cover
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GIUSEPPE VERDI
Verdi: Requiem
Leontyne Price, Dame Janet Baker, Veriano Luchetti, Jose van Dam / Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti
[ Sony Classical Masters / CD - released 1/May/2011 ]
"Solti's 1977 Chicago version, with an unusually sensitive and pure-toned quartet of soloists, and with superb choral singing and orchestral playing, has all the ingredients for success." (Penguin Guide)
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
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GUSTAV MAHLER
David Zinman conducts Mahler
Melanie Diener, Juliane Banse, Anna Larsson, Yvonne Naef, Anthony Dean Griffey, Stephen Powell / Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, David Zinman
[ Sony Classical Masters / 15 CD Box Set - released 5/Mar/2019 ]
"it's clear (Zinman) remains one of the world's most inquiring senior maestros, looking for fresh perspectives. In his Mahler cycle, he has certainly found those." Sunday Times, 25th April 2010
Zubin Mehta conducts Richard Strauss cover
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RICHARD STRAUSS
Zubin Mehta conducts Richard Strauss
New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta, with Éva Marton, Bernd Weikl & Jane Eaglen
[ Sony Classical Masters / 8 CD Box Set - released 10/Nov/2016 ]
This orchestral release here features the Richard Strauss recordings conducted for Sony Classical by Zubin Mehta. ClassicsToday.com's reviewer observed that "Mehta always has been an excellent Straussian".
Clementi: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 cover
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MUZIO CLEMENTI
Clementi: Symphonies Nos. 1-4
Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, Ivor Bolton
[ Sony Classical / 2 CD - released 1/Jun/2017 ]
"There's plenty to intrigue and delight in these four symphonies...warmly recommended." Gramophone Editor's Choice May 2017
Murray Perahia plays Beethoven cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Murray Perahia plays Beethoven
Murray Perahia (piano)
[ Sony Classical / 5 CD Box Set - released 8/Oct/2016 ]
"These marvellous Beethoven interpretations from Murray Perahia feel so natural and fresh, combined with an astonishing level of assurance. This recital is a splendid achievement and deserves to be in every Beethoven collection." (MusicWeb)
Murray Perahia plays Chopin [6 CD set] cover
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FREDERIC CHOPIN
Murray Perahia plays Chopin [6 CD set]
Murray Perahia (piano) / Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta
[ Sony Classical Masters / 6 CD Box Set - released 1/Oct/2014 ]
"The recording is first-rate - not too close, and with ideal balance between the rich-sounding but clearly reproduced Israel Philharmonic and Perahia's glistening piano." (Good CD Guide on the Piano Concertos)
Bach: Keyboard Concertos (complete) / Italian Concerto / etc cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: Keyboard Concertos (complete) / Italian Concerto / etc
Murray Perahia (piano and conductor) / Academy of St Martins in the Fields
[ Sony Classical / 3 CD - released 20/May/2011 ]
"Most of the works on these discs started life in another form. Perahia is an eloquent advocate, not least in Bach's wonderful slow movements, above all in a superb account of the Italian Concerto." Sunday Times
Mozart: Piano Concertos No. No. 21 (K467) & 23 (K488) / Rondos cover
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W. A. MOZART
Mozart: Piano Concertos No. No. 21 (K467) & 23 (K488) / Rondos
Murray Perahia (piano and conductor) / English Chamber Orchestra
[ Sony Classical Masters / CD - released 1/May/2011 ]
1001 Classical recordings to hear before you die (1761-1800) - "...wonderfully refreshing and delicate, with diamond bright articulation, urgently youthful in its resilience. The famous C major Concerto is given a highly imaginative performance....
Mozart: Piano Concertos (Complete) / Rondos K382 & K 386 [12 CD set] cover
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W. A. MOZART
Mozart: Piano Concertos (Complete) / Rondos K382 & K 386 [12 CD set]
Murray Perahia (piano & conductor) / English Chamber Orchestra
[ Sony Classical Masters / 12 CD Box Set - released 20/May/2012 ]
"An indispensible set in every respect." Penguin Guide Rosette Recording / GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE 100 GREATEST RECORDINGS OF ALL TIME