VAUGHAN WILLIAMS / ELGAR / BLISS / FINZI / SIBELIUS / etc
Icon - Vernon Handley: Champion of British Music
Vernon Handley (conductor) with Nigel Kennedy (violin), Piers Lane (piano) & Tasmin Little (violin)
[ Warner Classics / 5 CD Box Set - released 12/Feb/2017 ]
Vernon George Handley was born in Enfield, London, in 1930. He disliked his first names and preferred to use the nickname Tod, given to him as a baby because he toddled along with his toes turned inwards.
VICTORIA de los ANGELES
Icon: Victoria de los Angeles - The Voice of an Angel (opera arias, Popular Songs & Zarzuela Arias)
Victoria de los Angeles (soprano) with various orchestras & conductors
[ Warner Classics / EMI Icon / 7 CD Box Set - released 1/Nov/2008 ]
"Seven discs well-filled with 'The Voice of an Angel' may seem a daunting prospect. However with beauty of tone, charming delivery and the singer's communicative personality there isn't a dull moment." (Bargain of the Month MusicWeb April 2009)
STRAUSS FAMILY / MOZART / GOUNOD / WAGNER / KODALY / etc
100 Best Wiener Philharmoniker
Wiener Philharmoniker [Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra], John Barbirolli, Andre Cluytens, Mariss Jansons, Herbert von Karajan, etc
[ Warner Classics / 6 CD - released 8/Nov/2010 ]
This 6CD set contains 100 tracks from the finest EMI recordings of the famous Wiener Philharmoniker, know in English as the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, under some of the world's greatest conductors including Wilhelm Furtwängler, Herbert von...
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Symphonies 1-9 / Overtures
Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, English Baroque Orchestra, Hermann Scherchen
[ Deutsche Grammophon / 8 CD Box Set - released 24/Apr/2020 ]
Complete symphony cycle in mono in remarkable sound quality Newly transferred from the original tapes and remastered to the highest standards
Vladimir Ashkenazy, Herbert von Karajan, Valery Gergiev, Arthur Grumiaux, Richard Bonynge, Neville Marriner, etc
[ Decca / 6 CD Box Set - released 14/Jul/2014 ]
From the famous Piano Concerto No.1 to the final waltz and Apotheosis from the Nutcracker this is the ultimate collection of popular Tchaikovsky beautifully recorded featuring soloists like Vladimir Ashkenazy and Dmitri Hvorostovsky, and orchestras l
LISZT / TCHAIKOVSKY / PROKOFIEV / SCHUBERT / LISZT / CHOPIN / etc
Vladimir Feltsman - The Complete Sony Recordings
Vladimir Feltsman (piano) with various orchestras & conductors
[ Sony Classical Masters / 7 CD Box Set - released 1/Jul/2019 ]
Sony Classical is pleased to release Vladimir Feltsman's complete recordings for Columbia. Feltsman is an internationally renowned classical pianist. He debuted with the Moscow Philharmonic at the age of eleven and he went on to win numerous...
JOHN ADAMS / SAMUEL BARBER / GEORGE GERSHWIN / LEONARD BERNSTEIN / STEVE REICH / etc
Hélène Grimaud, Renaud Capuçon, Labèque Sisters, Peter Donohoe, John McGlinn, Paavo Jarvi, Christopher Warren-Green, Simon Rattle
[ Warner Classics / 6 CD Box Set - released 12/Aug/2016 ]
"Under Rattle the foxtrot from The Chairman Dances has unabated energy" (Rosette Penguin Stereo)
BEETHOVEN / BRAHMS / BRUCKNER / MAHLER / MOZART / VERDI / etc
Claudio Abbado & The Vienna Philharmonic: Complete Deutsche Grammophon Recordings
Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado, with Maria Joao Pires, Maurizio Pollini, Friedrich Gulda (piano) Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo) Juliane Banse (so
[ Deutsche Grammophon / 58 CD Box Set - released 20/May/2013 ]
Claudio Abbado's complete recordings with the Wiener Philharmoniker on Deutsche Grammophon in a 58 CD Limited Edition box set.
BRAHMS / DVORAK / SMETANA / NICOLAI / MAHLER / WEBER / etc
Rafael Kubelík - Complete Decca Recordings
Wiener Philharmoniker, Israel Philharmonic, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelik, with Pierre Fournier (cello)
[ Decca Eloquence / 12 CD Box Set - released 28/May/2021 ]
Rafael Kubelik, the Czech conductor, was in every way a big man: tall and robust in physique, he was the most generous of human beings and he inspired devoted affection among his friends and colleagues.
MOZART / HAYDN / BRAHMS / BRUCKNER / MAHLER / JANACEK / STRAUSS / etc
Vienna Philharmonic - Orchestral Edition [65 CD set]
Wiener Philharmoniker, Various conduuctors, with Vladimir Ashkenazy, Kiri te Kanawa, Kirsten Flagstad, Lisa Della Casa, etc
[ Decca / 64 CD Box Set - released 10/Mar/2016 ]
A luxurious and authoritative 64CD orchestral and concerto set, celebrating one of the world's great orchestras and their 64-year relationship with Decca Classics.
The People's Edition: Symphonies 1 - 10
Wiener Symphoniker, Berliner Philharmoniker, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Chicgao Symphony, various conductors
[ Deutsche Grammophon / 13 CD Box Set - released 1/Aug/2012 ]
Over 5000 votes were cast in DG's Mahler web poll, over 400 customers have submitted their suggestions for a complete Mahler Symphony cycle … and now we know who will appear in the People's Edition.
BEETHOVEN / CHOPIN / MOZART / HAYDN / SCHUMANN / BRAHMS / etc
Wilhelm Backhaus - Complete Decca Recordings
Wilhelm Backhaus (piano), with Wilhelm Backhaus (piano), Pierre Fournier (cello) / Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm, Clemens Krauss, etc
[ Decca Original Masters / 39 CD Box Set - released 6/Mar/2020 ]
Newly remastered and complete for the first time, presented with original sleeves and spined wallets, this limited edition 39CD set of the legendary German pianist Wilhelm Backhaus's recordings for Decca.
BACH / BEETHOVEN / MOZART / SCHUBERT / BRAHMS / LECLAIR / TARTINI / etc
The Menuhin Century - The Unpublished & Rarities
Yehudi Menuhin (violin) with Gerald Moore & others
[ Warner Classics The Menuhin Century / 22 CD Box Set - released 6/Apr/2016 ]
Unpublished material and recordings previously unreleased on CD by EMI or Warner. This box includes Menuhin's first recordings (USA, 1928), and recordings from as late as 1981.
J. S. BACH / ELGAR / DVORAK / TCHAIKOVSKY / HAYDN / SCHUMANN
Yo-Yo Ma Plays Cello Masterworks (8CD box set)
Yo-Yo Ma (cello) / various accompaniments
[ Sony Classical / 8 CD Box Set - released 1/Apr/2013 ]
"The CD gives an absolutely truthful projection of a cello image which in the concert hall can seem too reticent, but here is perfectly balanced with the orchestra." (Gramophone on the Lalo / Saint-Saens)