PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (complete ballet)
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Mark Ermler
[ Conifer / 3 CD Box Set - released 20/Nov/1993 ]
BERLIOZ / RAVEL / DEBUSSY / ROUSSEL / BIZET / TCHAIKOVSKY / etc
The Legacy of Charles Munch
Orchestre de la Société Philharmonique de Paris, L'Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire de Paris, London Philharmonic, Charles Munch
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 14 CD Box Set - released 22/May/2020 ]
The inspirational French maestro Charles Munch on disc: an unrivalled retrospective, covering three decades of incandescent music-making, including recordings new to CD and long unavailable, newly remastered and comprehensively documented.
Debussy: Complete Orchestral Works (9CD)
Orchestre National de Lyon, Jun Märkl
[ Naxos / 9 CD Box Set - released 10/Apr/2012 ]
This collection contains all Debussy's works for orchestra as well as many orchestral arrangements of his piano music. Together these display a rich panorama of Debussian sound and a remarkable insight into the composer. Established arrangements by...
MOZART / BEETHOVEN / SCHUBERT / RAMEAU / BRUCKNER / MAHLER / etc
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Otto Klemperer conducts the Wiener Philharmoniker
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Otto Klemperer, with Wilma Lipp (soprano), Eberhard Wächter (baritone)
[ Testament / 8 CD Box Set - released 1/May/2018 ]
"Klemperer always declared that the Vienna Philharmonic was his favourite orchestra. On the strength of these performances, most of them recorded on his last visit to the Austrian capital, the feeling seems to have been mutual." Gramophone
TELEMANN / MOLTER / TORELLI / HAYDN / VIVALDI / L. MOZART / etc
Trumpet Concertos [special priced box set]
Otto Sauter, Thomas Hammes, Franz Wagnermeyer, Reinhold Friedrich, Joachim Pliquett, etc (trumpets)
[ Brilliant Classics / 10 CD Box Set - released 25/May/2018 ]
"Many good things: music by composers generally badly served by other labels, the standard of musicianship high and sound quality generally excellent." (Bargain of the Month MusicWeb April 2011 on the original release)
Field: Complete Piano Concertos
Paolo Restani (piano) / Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice, Marco Guidarini
[ Brilliant Classics / 4 CD Box Set - released 10/Dec/2009 ]
"A bargain for all fans of John Field's influential Piano Concertos" Gramophone
Schubert: The Complete Piano Sonatas
Paul Badura-Skoda (piano)
[ RCA Red Seal / Sony Classical / 12 CD Box Set - released 25/Oct/2017 ]
Badura-Skoda plays Schubert sonatas - The first CD release of a landmark edition Paul Badura-Skoda is unquestionably the outstanding Schubert pianist of the 20th century, declared the Leipzig Volkszeitung in 2012. An astute interpreter, a sensuous...
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Complete Sonatas / Piano Concertos / Diabelli variations
Paul Lewis (piano) / BBC Symphony Orchestra, Jiri Belohlavek
[ Harmonia Mundi / 14 CD - released 25/Oct/2019 ]
TELEMANN / HAYDN / VIVALDI / ZELENKA / MOZART / etc
Peter Damm, Andrew Joy, Felix Klieser, Herman Jeurissen, Zdeněk & Bedřich Tyslar Staatskapelle Dresden
[ Brilliant Classics / 10 CD Box Set - released 3/Mar/2017 ]
An extensive collection of horn concertos from several centuries. This set includes horn concertos by Telemann, Förster, Haydn, Beer, Vivaldi, Quantz, Zelenka, Heinichen, Fick, Reicha, Sperger, Von Weber, Saint‐Saëns, Schumann, Lortzing, Fasch, etc
BRITTEN / SCHUMANN / SCHUBERT / HANDEL / BACH / etc
Anniversary Tribute [6 CD set]
Peter Pears (tenor) with various orchestras & accompanists
[ Decca Records / 6 CD Box Set - released 1/Dec/2012 ]
"All in all, a superb tribute to one of the most characterful and important singers of the twentieth century." Penguin Guide, 2011 edition.
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 / Overtures
Philadelphia Orchestra, Ricccado Muti
[ Warner Classics / 6 CD Box Set - released 1/Mar/2017 ]
"Plenty of drive and good, clear articulation" - Gramophone Magazine
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.
BEETHOVEN / FAURE / FRANCK / CHAUSSON / PIERNE / etc
Pierre Barbizet - The Complete Erato & HMV Recordings
Pierre Barbizet (piano) with Christian Ferras (violin), Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute), Quatuor Parrenin, etc
[ Warner Classics / 14 CD Box Set - released 13/Nov/2020 ]
Best known as the duo partner of violinist Christian Ferras, Pierre Barbizet was notable for bringing integrity, vitality and generosity to all his music-making.
The Gounod Edition: Operas, Choral Works, Symphonies
Placido Domingo, Regine Crespin, Alfredo Kraus, Nicolai Gedda, Mirella Freni, Marilyn Horne, Rolando Villazon, etc
[ Warner Classics / 15 CD Box Set - released 25/Jun/2018 ]
Among the recordings in this 15-CD edition are star-studded complete recordings of three of his operas, with Faust additionally represented by highlights from its German version, Margarethe.
W. A. MOZART
MOZART COLLECTABLE: Mozart: Mozart: String quartets Nr. 1-23 / String quintets Nr. 1, 3-6
Quartet Heutling, with Heinz-Otto Graf (viola)
[ EMI Classics / 8 CD Box Set - released 12/Feb/1997 ]
Recordings from 1967 & 1968 Out of print Currently selling for $87 USD on Amazon
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."
Claude Debussy: The Complete Works
Quatuor Ebene, Martha Argerich, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Samson François, Renaud Capuçon, Natalie Dessay, André Cluytens, François-Xavier Roth, etc
[ Warner Classics / 33 CD Box Set - released 13/Feb/2018 ]
This 33-CD set, comprising outstanding recordings selected by Debussy experts, exemplifies the depth and breadth of the Warner Classics catalogue and the label's commitment to producing comprehensive landmark editions of the highest quality.
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Mozart: The Da Ponte Trilogy [Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Cosi fan Tutte]
Alexandrina Pendatchanska, Olga Pasichnyk, Bernarda Fink, Johannes Welsser, Simon Keenlyside , Véronique Gens / Freiburger Barockorchester, René Jacob
[ Harmonia Mundi / 9 CD Box Set - released 26/Oct/2018 ]
Prima la musica e poi le parole? In his traversal of the Mozart operas with librettos by Da Ponte, René Jacobs has championed an approach which 'contrasts above all with the style that began to determine our listening habits in the first half of the...
W. A. MOZART / RACHMANINOV / BEETHOVEN / SCARLATTI / BACH / DVORAK / SCHUMANN / etc
Piano: Great Recordings
Robert Casadesus, Vladimir Horowitz, Martha Argerich, Leon Fleisher, Yefin Bronfman, Byron Janis, Emil Gilels, etc
[ Sony RCA Red Seal / 30 CD Box Set - released 20/Feb/2017 ]
A special selection of the most outstanding and bestselling albums by leading pianists of the 20th and 21st century. Includes Rubinstein, Horowitz, Gould, Perhia, Kissin, Volodos, Richter, Serkin, Gilels and many more.
ZIEHRER / LEHAR / LANNER / STOLZ / STRAUSS FAMILY
Robert Stolz in Vienna : Waltzes, Marches, Polkas, etc
Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Robert Stolz
[ RCA Red Seal / Sony music Masters / 12 CD Box Set - released 3/Dec/2017 ]
Robert Stolz was operetta royalty, and his recordings with the Berliner Symphoniker and Wiener Symphoniker document the world of light orchestral music with unique authority. Across 12 CDs, this Sony Classical Masters collection brings together...