DEBUSSY / RAVEL / ELGAR / SUK / BRUCKNER / etc
Libor Pesek: The Gold Collection [4 CD set]
Michaela Fukačová (cello) Eva Děpoltová (soprano) / Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Pesek, Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, Libor Pesek
[ Supraphon / 4 CD Box Set - released 20/Sep/2013 ]
To mark Libor Pešek's eightieth birthday, Supraphon presents a representative selection of large orchestral recordings he made from 1981 to 1989. Compositions by Josef Suk, who has occupied a privileged position in Pešek's career, are featured...
BACH / SCHUTZ / BUXTEHUDE / ZELENKA / HANDEL / MONTEVERDI / etc
Bach & Beyond: A set of original BIS CDs [15 CDs Special Price]
Dan Laurin, Hidemi Suzuki, Midori Suzuki, Yoshikazu Mera / Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki
[ BIS / 15 CD Box Set - released 1/Aug/2010 ]
Widely regarded as one of the foremost interpreters of Bach's music today, Masaaki Suzuki has made his name both as the artistic director of the Bach Collegium Japan and as a performer on the harpsichord and the organ.
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven 2020: The New Complete Edition
Daniel Barenboim, Murray Perahia, Emil Gilels, Simon Preston, Amadeus Quartet, Claudio Arrau, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Wilhelm Kempff etc
[ Deutsche Grammophon / 123 CD/DVD Box Set - released 8/Nov/2019 ]
This 123-disc limited edition box set has been created in partnership with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn and compiled in collaboration with Decca and ten other labels. It includes a new essay written by Professor Dr Christine Siegert, Director of the...
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Complete Symphonies
Danish National Concert Choir, Danish Chamber Orchestra, Ádám Fischer
[ Naxos / 5 CD Box Set - released 19/Jul/2019 ]
The sought after cycle of Beethoven's complete symphonies with the Danish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Ádám Fischer. "Studying the possibilities of interpretation for Beethoven's Symphonies is a lifelong process. The recordings we present are a...
Monteverdi: Madrigals [Books 1 - 9]
Delitiæ Musicæ, Marco Longhini
[ Naxos / 15 CD Box Set - released 24/Jul/2020 ]
The editions used in these recordings are the most authentic and uncut, and, in keeping with 17th-century practice, employ male voices only. Praised as 'compelling, simultaneously controlled and imaginative' (American Record Guide)
MOZART / BEETHOVEN / WAGNER / C.P.E. BACH / HANDEL / DVORAK / etc
Dennis Brain - Homage
Dennis Brain (horn) with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Sena Jurinac, Walter Gieseking, George Malcom, Gerald Moore, Malcolm Sargent, Herbert von Karajan, etc
[ Warner Classics / 11 CD Box Set - released 14/May/2021 ]
This 11CD collection presents all of Brain's Warner recordings as concerto soloist and chamber and ensemble player - including music composed with him in mind - and his most notable contributions to symphonic, choral and operatic works.
MOZART / STRAUSS / BEETHOVEN / HINDEMITH / WAGNER / etc
Icon: Dennis Brain - The Horn Player
Dennis Brain (horn) with various orchestras & conductors
[ Warner Classics / EMI Icon / 4 CD Box Set - released 1/Jun/2008 ]
"I have listened repeatedly with increasing pleasure to this set which is irresistible for its sheer musical pleasure." (MusicWeb Bargain of the Month Sept 2008)
Lieder (Incls 'Morike-Lieder')
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone) Daniel Barenboim (piano)
[ Deutsche Grammophone Collector's Edition / 6 CD Box Set - released 1/May/2010 ]
"Barenboim and Fischer-Dieskau are in impressive command of medium, material and genre alike...give these records a hearing, if only out of curiosity...here is a truly great and original composer." (Gramophone on the original release)
BACH / HANDEL / MOZART / STRAUSS / MAHLER / etc
The Art of Edith Mathis
Edith Mathis (soprano) with Otto Wiener (bass), Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano), Tatiana Troyanos (mezzo-soprano) etc
[ Deutsche Grammophon Originals / 7 CD Box Set - released 10/Jul/2019 ]
7 CDs celebrating Edith Mathis's 80th birthday (11 February 2018), through a selection of her most treasured recordings from 1960 to 1984, of opera, oratorio and Lied.
J. S. BACH
Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Books 1 & 2
Edwin Fischer (piano)
[ Warner Classics Masters / 3 CD Box Set - released 3/Sep/2012 ]
50 GREATEST RECORDINGS OF ALL TIME (No 44) - BBC MUSIC - "His ego-less playing bequeaths some of the most life-affirming Bach on disc." BBC Music Magazine
PUCCINI / VERDI / HANDEL / DEBUSSY / POULENC / etc
Eileen Farrell - The Complete Columbia Album Collection
Eileen Farrell (soprano) with various orchestras, conductors & instrumentalists
[ Sony Classical / 16 CD Box Set - released 20/Jul/2020 ]
In celebration of the Eileen Farrell's 100th anniversary, Sony Classical is pleased to release a new x16 CD collection of this beloved artist's entire American Columbia discography. This stunning collection displays Farrell's uniquely wide...
BACH / MOZART / RICHARD STRAUSS / MAHLER / SCHUBERT / etc
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf: The Radient Soprano
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano) with Victoria de los Angeles, Imgard Seefried, Christa Ludwig, Nicolai Gedda, etc
[ Warner Classics Icon / 10 CD Box Set - released 7/Feb/2011 ]
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf is universally acknowledged to be one of the greatest singers of the 20th century. Blessed with a voice of exquisite beauty, as well as a striking physical presence, she shone brightly in opera, excelled in the concert hall and...
BARTOK / BEETHOVEN / MOZART / SHOSTAKOVICH / HAYDN / etc
The Emerson String Quartet: Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon
Emerson String Quartet, with Carol Wincenc (flute), Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Thomas Hampson (baritone) & Menahem Pressler (piano)
[ Deutsche Grammophon / 52 CD Box Set - released 10/Sep/2019 ]
This 52 CD collection charts the New York-based ensemble's musical breadth, encompassing virtually all of the important repertoire for their formation, and features complete cycles by Shostakovich, Beethoven and Bartók; plus String Quartets by Haydn,...
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: The Five Piano Concertos
Emil Gilels (piano) / Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell
[ Warner Classics / 3 CD Box Set - released 25/Feb/2017 ]
"Emil Gilels stands out as giant among giants," wrote Gramophone when the Odessa-born pianist died in 1985. "In terms of virtuosity he was second to none, yet his leonine power was tempered by a delicacy and poetry that few have matched and none has...
DOWLAND / JONES / HANDEL / ABEL / etc
Emma Kirkby: 5 Classic Albums
Emma Kirkby (soprano) with Anthony Rooley (lute & orpharion) Evelyn Tubb (soprano) London Baroque, etc
[ Erato / Warner Classics / 5 CD Box Set - released 20/May/2015 ]
With her uncommonly pure voice, agile coloratura and particular sensitivity to words, Dame Emma Kirkby is one of the world's leading sopranos in the field of early music. This release brings together five of the many album recordings she has made...
Michael Haydn Collection [28 CD set]
Ernst Schlader (clarinet) Johannes Hinterholzer (horn) Norbert Salvenmoser (trombone), Linde Brunmayr-Tutz (flute) Franz Landlinger (trumpet) etc
[ Brilliant Classics / 28 CD Box Set - released 2/Sep/2019 ]
"This is a wonderful set without a single duff disc and one which should win some new friends for Michael Haydn's music" MusicWeb Recommended Feb 2020
Complete Solo Piano Music (12 CDs for the price of 3)
Eva Knardahl, Love Derwinger (pianos) / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Kjell Ingebretsen / Norrkaping Symphony Orchestra / Jun'ichi Hirokami
[ BIS / 12 CD - released 1/Oct/2006 ]
Eva Knardahl's recordings of Grieg's music for solo piano - here completed with recordings by Love Derwinger of the works unpublished during Grieg's lifetime - have been a milestone ever since they were first released on LP at the end of the 1970s.
W. A. MOZART
Mozart: Complete Piano Sonatas / Fantasia K475
Fazil Say (piano)
[ Warners / 6 CD Box Set - released 25/Jan/2017 ]
With his extraordinary pianistic talents, Turkish pianist Fazıl Say has been touching audiences and critics alike for more than twenty-five years, in a way that has become rare in the increasingly materialistic and elaborately organised classical...
Shostakovich: String Quartets 1-15 (Complete) (6CD)
[ Decca Records / 6 CD Box Set - released 1/May/2006 ]
"The Fitzwilliam String Quartet give committed performances that do justice to the works' depth of emotion without being melodramatic." (David Smith, 2014)
Icon: Franco Corelli (excerpts from I Puritani, Norma, Turandot, Pagliacci, Cavalleria Rusticana, etc)
Franco Corelli (tenor) with various orchstras & conductors
[ Warner Classics / EMI Icon / 4 CD Box Set - released 20/May/2009 ]
Franco Corelli began his stage career in Italy in 1951. With his powerful voice, charismatic stage presence and film-star good looks he soon became one of the 20th century's outstanding operatic superstars.