BEETHOVEN / BRUCKNER / W. A. MOZART / SHOSTAKOVICH / SIBELIUS / etc
Bernstein & The Wiener Philharmoniker
Mischa Maisky (cello) / Wiener Philharmoniker [Vienna Philharmonic], Leonard Bernstein
[ Deutsche Grammophon Conductors & Orchestras / 8 CD Box Set - released 20/Jul/2017 ]
"What is at once evident is the truth of Bernstein's 'love affair' with the Vienna Philharmonic. The rapport in these performances is almost tangible--and probably was visible. They phrase lovingly for him" Gramophone
Mitsuko Uchida plays Schubert (Complete Sonatas and Impromptus)
Mitsuko Uchida (piano)
[ Decca Budget Boxes / 8 CD Box Set - released 15/Dec/2004 ]
Celebrate the completion of Mitusko Uchida's outstanding cycle of Schubert solo piano works with this specially priced boxed set of all 8 discs.
SIBELIUS / MOZART / RACHMANINOV / DELIUS / WALTON / ELGAR / etc
Anthony Collins - Complete Decca Recordings
Moura Lympany, Ruggiero Ricci, Friedrich Gulda, Gervase de Peyer, Orchestras conducted by Anthony Collins
[ Decca Eloquence / 14 CD Box Set - released 23/Jul/2021 ]
Including several recordings new to CD, the complete published Decca legacy of noted Sibelius conductor Anthony Collins is collected for the first time on disc.
Murray Perahia plays Schumann
Murray Perahia (piano) with Sir Peter Pears (tenor)
[ Sony Classical Masters / 6 CD Box Set - released 10/May/2017 ]
"Perahia has the equipment of a brilliant virtuoso. Just about every phrase of these recorded performaces has those telltale characteristics that mark the true keyboard aristocrat...this is a cherishable record." (High Fidelity)
VERDI / PAER / ROSSINI / MOZART / OFFENBACH / SUPPE / etc
The Peter Maag Edition
New Symphony Orchestra of London, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, London Symphony Orchestra, Peter Maag, with Barry Tuckwell (horn)
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 20 CD Box Set - released 5/Feb/2021 ]
Newly compiled for the first time, the Decca career of a pre-eminent Mozart conductor, complemented by his recordings for Deutsche Grammophon and Westminster.
Elgar: Choral Works: The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38 / The Music Makers, Op. 69 / Coronation Ode, Op. 44 / etc
Nicolai Gedda, Helen Watts, Robert Lloyd, Janet Baker / London Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra & New Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult
[ Warner Classics Budget Boxes / 6 CD Box Set - released 20/Apr/2011 ]
Also includes an illustrated talk by Sir Adrian Boult featuring Sir Adrian's recordings with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
RAVEL / BERLIOZ / HONEGGER / ROUSSEL / BEETHOVEN / etc
Charles Munch - The Complete Warner Classics Recordings
Nicole Henriot-Schweitzer (piano) André Navarra (cello) Alfred Cortot (piano) Denise Soriano (violin) Pierre Bernac (baritone) Charles Munch (cond)
[ Warner Classics / 13 CD Box Set - released 10/Feb/2019 ]
Prominent in the musical evolution of 20th century France, Charles Munch (1891-1968) also spent 13 epoch-making years with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. This collection assembles newly-remastered versions all the recordings he made for EMI and Erato...
Noel Coward: His HMV Recordings
Noel Coward with Gertrude Lawrence, Yvonne Printemps and various accompaniments
[ Warner Classics / 4 CD Box Set - released 6/Mar/2016 ]
In compiling this Noel Coward Archive from the HMV vaults, we have had two guiding principles: that the recordings, spanning 25 years, should be kept in their chronological order, despite the fact that Noel often recalled earlier scores while in a...
Debussy: Piano Music (complete on 6 CDs)
Noriko Ogawa, piano
[ BIS / 6 CD Box Set - released 1/Jan/2012 ]
"This first instalment of an ongoing cycle should be collected by all Debussy enthusiasts who have so far missed out on it" (MusicWeb Feb 2008 on Vol 1)
BERLIOZ / IBERT / MASSENET / POULENC / WALTON / OFFENBACH / etc
Louis Fremaux: The complete C.B.S.O. recordings
Norma Burrows, Jill Gomez, David Hughes, John Ogdon, Cristina Ortiz, etc / City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux
[ Warner Classics Icon / 12 CD Box Set - released 22/Apr/2017 ]
This 12-CD set assembles, for the first time, all the recordings that the French conductor Louis Frémaux made (for EMI) with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra during his tenure as its Principal Conductor (1969-1978). These recordings helped...
Dowland: Complete Lute Music
Nigel North (lute)
[ Naxos / 4 CD - released 5/Oct/2009 ]
Arguably the finest recordings of Dowland's much-loved lute music, Nigel North's Dowland Lute Edition has gained him a garland of critical accolades: 'A collector's item' (The Times on Vol 1, 8.557586), 'a remarkable performance of wonderful music'...
CLAUDE DEBUSSY / MAURICE RAVEL
Debussy / Ravel: Orchestral Works (Incls 'La Mer', 'Images', 'Bolero' & 'Daphnis et Chloe')
Orchestre National de l ORTF, Orchestre de Paris, Jean Martinon, with Aldo Ciccolini (piano) Itzhak Perlman (violin)
[ Erato / Warner Classics / 8 CD Box Set - released 25/Jul/2018 ]
"If you are satisfied with performances that are lucid, imaginative, thoughtful and unselfconscious then you will be very happy with Martinon." (MusicWeb on the Debussy)
GERSHWIN / KHACHATURIAN / DEBUSSY / RAVEL / BEETHOVEN / RACHMANINOV / etc
A Rhapsody In Blue - The Extraordinary Life of Oscar Levant
Oscar Levant (piano), with Isaac Stern (violin) / New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Morton Gould & Orchestra, Columbia Concert Orchestra
[ Sony Classics / 8 CD Box Set - released 17/Oct/2018 ]
Special eight CD edition celebrating the musical genius of multi-talented Hollywood star Oscar Levant (An American in Paris). His complete recordings meticulously restored from the original analogue masters using 24 bit / 192 kHz technology.
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas Played on Period Instruments
Paul Badura-Skoda (fortepiano)
[ Arcana / 9 CD Box Set - released 28/Feb/2020 ]
"his set represents a stunning bargain, especially as it seems to be retailing at around £30 to £35 from various online retailers." MusicWeb April 2020
PROKOFIEV / TCHAIKOVSKY / PAGANINI / BEETHOVEN / BRAHMS / MOZART / etc
The Art of Itzhak Perlman
Itzhak Perlman (violin), with Pinchas Zukerman, Lynn Harrell, Jorge Bolet, Juillard String Quartet, Daniel Barenboim, Yo-Yo Ma & John Williams (guitar
[ Sony Classical / 10 CD Box Set - released 1/Apr/2018 ]
The Art of Itzhak Perlman is a new 10-CD box set featuring many albums that have not been available on CD for years. Israeli-American violinist Itzhak Perlman is widely considered one of the most accomplished violin virtuosi in the world. Since...
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Schumann: Lieder [Incls Liederkreis op. 24, Liederkreis op. 39 & Dichterliebe op. 48]
Peter Schreier (tenor) Norman Shetler (piano)
[ Brilliant Classics / 4 CD Box Set - released 5/Aug/2005 ]
In the early 1970s Peter Schreier's career was completing its first decade. His artistry was in its first maturity, his vocal equipment still retained its wondrous youthful sheen. There is not a note here which is not inherently beautiful.
W. A. MOZART
Peter Serkin plays Mozart
Peter Serkin (piano) with Rudolf Serkin (piano), Richard Stoltzman (clarinet), English Chamber Orchestra
[ Sony Classical Masters / 6 CD Box Set - released 5/Jun/2019 ]
Peter Serkin, whose recorded output is dwarfed by his fathers in sheer size but by no means in artistic distinction, is spotlighted in a new release playing Mozart: his complete RCA recordings of the composer.
Haydn: The Symphonies (recorded 1970- 1974)
Philharmonia Hungarica, Antal Dorati
[ Decca / 32 CD Box Set - released 5/May/1991 ]
Recorded between 1969 and 1972, this was Decca's the first complete cycle of Haydn's symphonies. Hungarian-born Antal Dorati was a Haydn pioneer and specialist.
CHOPIN / DEBUSSY / TCHAIKOVSKY / RAVEL / SATIE / MOZART / etc
Debussy: Piano Music (Incls 'Children's Corner' & '2 Arabesques')
Philippe Entremont (piano)
[ Sony Classical Masters / 34 CD Box Set - released 19/Jul/2019 ]
In celebration of renowned French pianist Phillippe Entremont's 85th birthday, Sony Classical is pleased to release Philippe Entremont's complete Columbia recordings for solo piano. This must have boxset is the first ever release of Philippe...
BEETHOVEN / BRAHMS / GRIEG / SCHUMANN / SAINT-SAENS / etc
Leonard Rose - The Complete Concerto and Sonata Recordings
Leonard Rose (cello) with Philippe Entremont (piano) Pinchas Zukerman (violin) Bidú Sayăo (soprano) Christopher Lynch (tenor) Leonid Hambro (piano) et
[ Sony Essential Classics / 14 CD Box Set - released 1/Aug/2019 ]
"The reissued recordings demonstrate the breadth, depth and wide-ranging scope of American cellist Leonard Rose's artistry" The Straits Times