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Beethoven: Sonatas Nos 3 & 23 "Appasionata" cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Sonatas Nos 3 & 23 "Appasionata"
Lang Lang (piano)
[ Sony Classical / CD - due 13/Dec/2019 ]
Ahead of Beethoven's 250th anniversary in 2020, Sony Classical is pleased to release Beethoven Sonatas Nos 3 & 23 "Appasionata" by superstar pianist Lang Lang. Lang Lang is acritically acclaimed piano virtuoso. Lang Lang began playing the piano at...
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
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.
Anne Akiko Meyers: The Complete RCA Recordings cover
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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...
Chopin: 19 Nocturnes (rec 1965) cover
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FREDERIC CHOPIN
Chopin: 19 Nocturnes (rec 1965)
Arthur Rubinstein (piano)
[ Sony Classical Originals / 2 CD - released 1/Jun/2011 ]
"When we listen to Rubinstein at his finest, we come in contact with that rarest of rarities - a healthy, sanguine, affirmative genius. On disc, as it was in person, the playing is full-hearted and honest" Washington Post
Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2 cover
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FREDERIC CHOPIN
Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2
Arthur Rubinstein (piano) / New Symphony Orchestra of London / Symphony of the Air
[ Sony Classical Masters / CD - released 10/Apr/2012 ]
"The result is wonderfully exciting. This is a really superb account of this lovely music." (Gramophone)
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.
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"
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
Günter Wand conducts Schubert cover
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FRANZ SCHUBERT
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
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...
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)
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 ]
After the success of his critically acclaimed album Frage, the internationally renowned baritone, Christian Gerhaher returns with Myrthen-the second chapter of his project to record all of Schumann's songs. Schumann devoted his song cycle,...
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...
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)
Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas cover
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LUGWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas
Igor Levit (piano)
[ Sony Classical / 9 CD Box Set - released 13/Sep/2019 ]
"What you will get is a new sense of the sheer physicality of the music…What's fascinating about Levit's whole cycle is the crazy tempos at which he takes the first Allegros and Prestos…Where savagery is required, Levit provides it in spades" BBC
Igor Levit: The Life Album cover
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BACH / BUSONI / SCHUMANN / RZEWSKI / LISZT / WAGNER / etc
Igor Levit: The Life Album
Igor Levit (piano)
[ Sony Classical / 2 CD - released 20/Nov/2018 ]
GRAMOPHONE AWARD NOMINATION 2019 TOP THREE - Instrumental
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.
Eugene Ormandy... Conducts Tchaikovsky cover
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PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOSVKY
Eugene Ormandy... Conducts Tchaikovsky
Isaac Stern (violin) Tedd Joselson (piano) Gary Graffman (piano) / Philadelphia Orchestra / Eugene Ormandy (cond)
[ Sony RCA Original Masters / 12 CD Box Set - released 16/Dec/2018 ]
Available for the first time, this set from the Sony Classical Masters series features Eugene Ormandy conducting The Philadelphia Orchestra in the works of Tchaikovsky, including Symphonies 1-7, Piano and Violin Concertos, and Ballet Suites.
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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
John Williams Conductor cover
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WILLIAMS / MORRICONE / BONFA / PREVIN / BERNSTEIN / LEGRAND / etc
John Williams Conductor
Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell (violins) Yo Yo Ma (cello) / Pittsburg Symphjony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, John Williams
[ Sony Classics / 20 CD Box Set - released 20/Jan/2018 ]
In 1980, composer John Williams became one of the most visible conductors on the planet after being named Music Director of the Boston Pops Orchestra. Since then he has lead hundreds of high-profile concerts with the Pops and with many other leading...
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...
Spanish Guitar Anthology (incls 'Asturias', 'Cordoba' & 'Recuerdos de la Alhambra') [7 CD set] cover
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ALBENIZ / FALLA / TORROBA / GRANADOS / TARREGA / VILLA-LOBOS / RODRIGO
Spanish Guitar Anthology (incls 'Asturias', 'Cordoba' & 'Recuerdos de la Alhambra') [7 CD set]
John Williams (guitar)
[ Sony Music / 7 CD Box Set - released 1/Nov/2014 ]
While he is admired for his performances of the standard works for the guitar, John Williams has explored many different musical traditions outside the classical tradition. Here are some of the greatest Spanish works that feature the solo guitar.
Jonas Kaufmann Wien cover
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VARIOUS OPERETTA COMPOSERS
Jonas Kaufmann Wien
Jonas Kaufmann (tenor) / Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Ádám Fischer, with Rachel Willis-Sørensen (soprano)
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 11/Oct/2019 ]
"There is enough cream and sugar in his selection of golden and silver-age serenades by Johann Strauss II and Franz Lehár to satisfy the sweetest tooth....The orchestral sound glistens like Cellophane" The Times
Jonas Kaufmann: An Evening With Puccini (recorded in 2015) cover
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PUCCINI
Jonas Kaufmann: An Evening With Puccini (recorded in 2015)
Jonas Kaufmann (tenor) / Filarmonica della Scala, Jochen Rieder
[ Sony Classical DVD / DVD - released 1/Jul/2016 ]
On the 14th June 2015, German tenor Jonas Kaufmann walked onto the stage of La Scala Milan, the home of Italian opera, for one of the most highly anticipated performances of last year. The concert of Puccini arias made national news in Italy, and...
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 ***
L'Opéra: 19th Century French opera arias & duets cover
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GOUNOD / MASSENET / THOMAS / BIZET / OFFENBACH / MASSENET / etc
L'Opéra: 19th Century French opera arias & duets
Jonas Kaufmann (tenor) with Sonya Yoncheva (soprano) & Ludovic Tézier (baritone) / Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Bertrand de Billy
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 1/Oct/2017 ]
"There should be no carping at his finely judged phrasing, his psychological acuity and, when he hits a sweet spot, sheer seductive swagger." The Times
Music of Spain: Julian Bream cover
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ALBENIZ / GRANADOS / MILAN / NARVAEZ / RODRIGO / SOR / TARREGA
Music of Spain: Julian Bream
Julian Bream (guitar)
[ Sony / RCA / 6 CD Box Set - released 20/Dec/2016 ]
"In short, a demonstration of unostentatious mastery by one of the great guitarists. Any lover of the instrument who doesn't already own one of the previous incarnations of this recital should hurry to acquire it now." (MusicWeb)
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)
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PUCCINI / HANDEL / MOZART / TRADITIONAL / DVORAK / etc
Kathleen Battle: The complete Sony Recordings
Kathleen Battle (soprano) with Wynton Marsalis, Christopher Parkening, Jean-Pierre Rampal & others
[ Sony Classics / 10 CD Box Set - released 25/Mar/2017 ]
Sony Classical presents legendary soprano Kathleen Battle in nine of her foremost studio recordings in her 'Complete Sony Recordings'.
Khatia Buniatishvili: Schubert cover
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FRANZ SCHUBERT
Khatia Buniatishvili: 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.
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'.
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
Live in Versailles cover
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CHOPIN / TCHAIKOVSKY
Live in Versailles
Lang Lang (piano)
[ Sony Classical DVD / DVD - released 10/Jun/2016 ]
Placing one of the world's most famous piano superstars, Lang Lang, in one of the most spectacular locations, the Palace of Versailles's Hall of Mirrors, this live recital Blu-Ray/DVD looks as good as it sounds. Performing popular works in the...