Wagner: Die Walkure (complete opera recorded in 2011)
Jonas Kaufmann, Nina Stemme, Rene Pape / Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Valery Gergiev
[ Mariinsky SACD / 4 Hybrid SACD - released 1/Mar/2013 ]
"Act I has Jonas Kaufmann's heroic, poetic Siegmund at the peak of his powers, partnering a limpid, youthful-sounding Sieglinde in Anja Kampe - a dream pair of Wälsung twins for our time, and one to compare with the greatest on disc." (Sunday Times)
Liszt: Piano Works (Includes Fantasia on Hungarian Folk Themes & Mephisto Waltz No.1) ( nine CD set!)
Jorge Bolet (piano)
[ Decca Budget Boxes / 9 CD Box Set - released 26/May/2001 ]
All Bolet's solo Liszt recordings in one box at budget price!
Widor: The Complete Organ Works
Joseph Nolan (organ)
[ Signum / 9 CD Box Set - released 25/Oct/2019 ]
Charles-Marie Widor was born to the organ. Raised in a family of organ-makers, he showed early talent for the instrument and would later come to embody all its might and splendour. His life heavily intertwined with that of the great French organ...
BACH / BEETHOVEN / BARTOK / DEBUSSY / RAVEL / COWELL / etc
Joseph Szigeti - The Complete Sony Recordings
Joseph Szigeti (violin) with Myra Hess, Pablo Casals, Benny Goodman, Bela Bartok, etc
[ Sony Classical / 17 CD Box Set - released 26/Mar/2021 ]
"Full of immediacy - and star turns - these remastered recordings make for a compelling time capsule" The Guardian
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets (the 1964-1970 recordings)
Juilliard String Quartet
[ RCA / Sony Classical / 9 CD Box Set - released 20/Jul/2020 ]
On the 'Sony Classical' label - In celebration of Beethoven's 250th anniversary year, Sony Classical is pleased to release the internationally renowned Juilliard String Quartet's recordings of Beethoven's String Quartets recorded from 1964-1970. The...
FRANZ SCHUBERT / JOHANNES BRAHMS
Juilliard String Quartet plays Schubert & Brahms [5 CD set]
Juilliard String Quartet, with Walter Trampler, viola II
[ Sony Classical Masters / 5 CD Box Set - released 1/Nov/2012 ]
The great Juilliard Quartet present a boxed set with late Schubert quartets and the Brahms quintets
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)
Gotterdammerung (complete opera) [Recorded in stereo live at the 1955 Bayreuth Festival]
Jutta Vulpius, Elisabeth Schartel, Maria Graf, Wolfgang Windgassen, Georgine von Milinkovic / Bayreuth Festival Chorus & Orchestra / Joseph Keilberth
[ Testament / 4 CD Box Set - released 1/Feb/2007 ]
"Windgassen may be more vocally secure for Solti but nowhere else is he so tender, so moving as here. Josef Greindl is a far more saturnine, charismatic Hagen here than elsewhere. But it is Astrid Varnay who is the great revelation." Recording of...
Barber: Complete Orchestral Works [6 CD set]
Karina Gauvin (soprano) / Thomas Trotter (organ) / Stéphane Rancourt (oboe) / John Gracie (trumpet) / Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Marin Alsop
[ Naxos American Classics / 6 CD Box Set - released 6/Dec/2010 ]
"The RSNO positively glows in this extremely welcome and romantically rewarding and alluringly-priced set. It hardly matters that this is in fact the only such collection." (MusicWeb Sept 2010)
SCHOENBERG / WEBERN / BERG
Second Viennese School (5 CD set incls 'Gurrelieder')
Karita Mattila, Anne Sofie von Otter, Philip Langridge / Berlin Philharmonic Simon Rattle
[ EMI Classics Budget Box Sets / 5 CD Box Set - released 10/Feb/2011 ]
GRAMOPHONE AWARD WINNER 2002 - Choral (for Gurrelieder)
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'.
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
The Tchaikovsky Project: Complete Symphonies & Piano Concertos, Orchestral Works
Kirill Gerstein (piano) / Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Semyon Bychkov
[ Decca / 7 CD Box Set - released 20/Sep/2019 ]
"What is this music that we love so deeply if not our beloved friend? I've loved Tchaikovsky's music ever since I can remember. Like all first loves this one never died" [Semyon Bychkov] Cementing their new relationship with Decca Classics, the...
Haydn: String Quartets (complete)
[ Naxos / 24 CD Box Set - released 1/Jan/2009 ]
"This is fine, traditional (in a good sense) quartet-playing, and unlike other complete quartet cycles currently available (Tatrai, Angeles), this set is REALLY complete." (ClassicsToday)
GALEAZZI / BERTALI / LAMBARDI / POZZI / de MURCIA / etc
L'Arpeggiata: The Complete Alpha Recordings [Incls 'La Tarantella]
L'Arpeggiata / Christina Pluhar
[ Alpha / 6 CD Box Set - released 25/Aug/2015 ]
Between 2000 and 2005, L'Arpeggiata and Christina Pluhar opened up new ways in the rediscovery and interpretation of the Baroque repertoires. The five recordings made for Alpha are some of the greatest disc successes in these repertoires and still...
RACHMANINOV / BRAHMS / BEETHOVEN / CHOPIN / LISZT / KHACHATURIAN / etc
Lazar Berman: The Complete Sony Recordings
Lazar Berman (piano) / London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado / Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf
[ Sony Classics Masters / 6 CD Box Set - released 20/Aug/2016 ]
"These can be considered classic interpretations." (Gramophone March 2004)
BARTOK / BERG / MAHLER / SHOSTAKOVICH / MOZART / BEETHOVEN / RICHARD STRAUSS / etc
New York Philharmonic: 175th Anniversary Edition (65 CD Box Set)
New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Josef Stransky, Leonard Bernstein, Arturo Toscanini, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Pierre Boulez, etc
[ Sony Classical / 65 CD Box Set - released 10/Apr/2017 ]
Celebrating the 175th Anniversary of the New York Philharmonic, America's oldest symphony orchestra. 65 CDs of famous New York Philharmonic performances conducted by many of its most renowned music directors.
BERNSTEIN / BRAHMS / MOZART / BEETHOVEN / SHOSTAKOVICH / MAHLER / etc
Leonard Bernstein: The pianist - concertos, solo works & songs [10 CD set]
Leonard Bernstein (piano) with Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Jennie Tourel (mezzo-soprano) & others
[ Sony Classical Masters / 11 CD Box Set - released 1/Aug/2018 ]
Sony Classical celebrates the 2018 centenary of Leonard Bernstein - one of the 20th century's most celebrated, multi-faceted and influential musicians - with a box set devoted to his complete RCA Victor and Columbia Masterworks recordings as pianist.
Leonard Bernstein - The Harvard Lectures
Leonard Bernstein (speaker / piano)
[ Sony Classical / 13 CD Box Set - released 16/Aug/2018 ]
The lectures were each given twice, first to the audience in Harvard Square, and afterwards before a small group of listeners at Boston's WGBH-TV, for broadcast by PBS in the US and by the BBC in the UK.
Lily Laskine: The Complete Erato & HMV Recordings
Lily Laskine (harp) with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Maurice Andre, Yehudi Menuhin, Marie-Claire Alain & others
[ Erato / Warner Classics Icon / 14 CD Box Set - released 1/Dec/2014 ]
The harpist Lily Laskine (1893-1988) was a popular and influential figure whose name was particularly closely identified with the Erato label, although she also recorded for EMI.
Bartók: String Quartets Nos. 1-6
Lindsay String Quartet
[ Decca Eloquence / 3 CD Box Set - released 23/Jul/2021 ]
"These players have their own kind of distinction in this music and should not be missed." Gramophone, December 1989