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...
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Delius: Orchestral Works - In a Summer Garden / A Song of Summer / The Walk to the Paradise Garden / etc
Robert Tear (tenor) / Halle Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli
[ EMI Classics / 2 CD Box Set - released 12/May/1994 ]
Sir John Barbirolli recorded these English tone poems in 1965-68, with the London Symphony Orchestra and his own Hallé Orchestra.
PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Quintessence Tchaikovsky: Complete Ballets [Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker]
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Nicolae Moldoveanu, Barry Wordsworth & David Maninov
[ Brilliant Classics / 5 CD Box Set - released 22/Jan/2021 ]
All three ballets by Tchaikovsky in one release! Tchaikovsky's ballets, Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake, are by far the most popular ballet music ever written, and count among the master's most famous works.
The Complete Bruckner Symphonies
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Georg Tintner, conductor
[ Naxos / 12 CD Box Set - released 22/Dec/2015 ]
"The pattern of the later symphonies is set here, emotional slow movement, galumphing scherzo and all. But there are moments of almost Sullivanesque sparkle. Tintner's account is wonderfully cohesive and fresh." - The Sunday Times (Paul Driver), May
Glazunov: Complete Symphonies & Concertos
Rachel Barton Pine (violin), Wen-Sinn Yang (cello), Alexander Romanovsky (piano) / Royal Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, Jose
[ Warner Classics / 8 CD Box Set - released 10/Sep/2018 ]
"Clear and slightly reverberant recording maximises the textures and appeal of these works making the disc worthy of consideration as a benchmark recording" (MusicWeb on Symphony 5 & Seasons)
BEETHOVEN / BRAHMS / DVORAK / WAGNER / etc
Icon: Rudolf Kempe: The Genius of the Podium
Rudolf Kempe conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, etc
[ Warner Classics Icon / 11 CD Box Set - released 1/Feb/2011 ]
The German conductor Rudolf Kempe (1910-1976) began his musical career playing the oboe in various symphony orchestras. The programme begins with recordings of four Beethoven Symphonies that Kempe made with the Munich Philharmonic in 1971-72.
LUGWIG van BEETHOVEN / W. A. MOZART / JOHANNES BRAHMS
The Rudolf Serkin Edition
Rudolf Serkin (piano) / London Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Claudio Abbado, with Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
[ Deutche Grammophon / 9 CD Box Set - released 19/Jun/2020 ]
"Serkin was an artist who shaped the world's conceptions of the "Viennese school," and there's much to be gained by tracing the evolution of his style over his long life.' (AllMusic.com)
CHOPIN / LISZT / SAINT-SAENS / SCHUMANN / VILLA-LOBOS / BARTÓK / etc
Ruth Slenczynska - Complete American Decca Recordings
Ruth Slenczynska (piano)
[ Deutsche Grammophon Eloquence / 10 CD Box Set - released 20/Nov/2020 ]
A debut on CD for the American Decca legacy of Ruth Slenczynska, a prodigious Romantic-age keyboard lioness. 'Slenczynska has technique to burn, has it under complete control, and uses it with masculine vigour and shrewd musicianship' HighFidelity
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.
WEBER / MENDELSSOHN / MOZART / DEBUSSY / SPOHR / etc
Sabine Meyer (Clarinet, Basset-horn) / Berlin Philharmonic, Academy St Martins, Bamberg Symphony, etc
[ Warner Classics / 5 CD Box Set - released 1/Feb/2015 ]
Inspired Mozart, Romantic rarities and infectious jazz classics - In her award-winning discography Sabine Meyer has explored many facets of the clarinet repertoire, halping the black woodwind instrument gain great popularity in the process. This CD...
Franck: Complete Organ Mus.
David Sanger (Great Organ of the Katarina Church, Stockholm)
[ BIS / 2 CD Box Set - released 2/Feb/1987 ]
Recorded 1982 & 1987
Villa-Lobos: Complete Symphonies
São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Isaac Karabtchevsky
[ Naxos / 6 CD Box Set - released 13/Nov/2020 ]
Villa-Lobos's symphonies well reflect the composer's status as the single most significant creative figure in 20th-century Brazilian art music, from the early works that challenge European traditions through to his twelfth and final symphony
Prokofiev: Complete Symphonies (Nos 1-7)
Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi
[ Chandos Classics / 4 CD Box Set - released 20/Nov/2008 ]
"The recorded sound is great, the Scottish National Orchestra plays like a world class band. All in all, this is not only a set to complete your Prokofiev collection, it's also the one to start it - if you haven't yet." (MusicWeb bargain of the...
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Lehar: Das Land des Lachelns [The Land of Smiles]
Siegfried Jerusalem, Helen Donath, Martin Finke / Munchner Rundfunkorchester, Willi Boskovsky
[ EMI / 13 CD Box Set - released 18/Oct/1982 ]
"This set comes with obvious pedigree. Siegfried Jerusalem is a first-rate, intelligent singer with an easy tenor voice that imparts to "Dein ist mein ganzes Herz" a natural passion and fluency." Gramophone
Maurice Ravel: The Complete Works
Sir Simon Rattle, Martha Argerich, Bertrand Chamayou, Samson François, André Cluytens, Armin Jordan, Lorin Maazel, Charles Münch, etc
[ Warner Classics / 21 CD Box Set - released 4/Sep/2020 ]
An essential collection of landmark performances, this 21-CD box of Ravel's complete works brings together major interpreters of the present day and preceding generations.
ALBINONI / BELLINI / HANDEL / BACH FAMILY / MOZART / TELEMANN / VIVALDI / etc
Stefan Schilli, Pier Luigi Fabretti, Andrius Puskunigis, Anthony Camden, Julia Girdwood, Anna Starr, etc (oboes) / Various orchestras
[ Brilliant Classics / 12 CD Box Set - released 16/Jan/2017 ]
"There is an abundance of enticing music, well performed by all the soloists. The orchestral sound is beautifully blended and well recorded." (MusicWeb on the Albinoni)
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Sir Colin Davis: Beethoven Odyssey
Stephen Kovacevich (piano) Arthur Grumiaux (violin) / BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 14 CD Box Set - released 11/Dec/2020 ]
"..beautifully-judged textures-limpid, clean and with a wide range of sonority and very sensitive pedalling...both performances are worthy of the very highest comparisons, from the majority of which they will emerge unscathed." (Gramophone/Concertos)
BACH FAMILY / WASSENAER / COUPERIN / VIVALDI / etc
Karl Munchinger - The Baroque Legacy
Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Members of L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Karl Munchinger, with Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 8 CD Box Set - released 1/Nov/2019 ]
A newly remastered treasury of Baroque ensemble music from Gabrieli to Haydn, including several recordings receiving their first international CD release. The Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra was founded by Karl Münchinger in 1946, and it was only...
VERDI / ROSSINI / MOZART / GOUNOD / STRAUSS / DONIZETTI / etc
Sumi Jo: The Erato Recitals
Sumi Jo (soprano) / Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, Garzenich-Orchester Kalner Philharmoniker, English Chamber Orchestra, etc
[ Warner Classics / 10 CD Box Set - released 16/Feb/2018 ]
International Korean superstar Korean soprano Sumi Jo made 10 recital albums for Erato and Warner Classics. They include some of her most captivating performances from Mozart to Johann Strauss, from Bach to Rossini, from Scarlatti to Verdi, Baroque,...
Hector Berlioz - The Complete Works
Véronique Gens, Renaud Capuçon, Jose van Dam, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, René Schirrer, Jessye Norman, John Aler, Laurent Naouri, Nicolas Rivenq, Janet Ba
[ Erato / Warner / Philips / 27 CD Box Set - released 6/Feb/2018 ]
This, the first-ever complete Berlioz edition, comprises carefully selected recordings and even includes works completely new to the catalogue.