Pierre Boulez conducts Stravinsky [Incls Firebird Ballet, Pulcinella Suite & Le Sacre du Printemps]
BBC Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Ensemble intercontemporain, Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez
[ Sony Classical / 3 CD Box Set - released 3/Dec/2017 ]
Conductor Pierre Boulez's lucid precision is perhaps the ideal perspective on Stravinsky's music, from the late Romantic sweep of the Firebird to the witty Neo-Classicism of the Pulcinella Suite.
BRITTEN / DELIUS / ELGAR / VAUGHAN WILLIAMS / TIPPETT / HOLST
The British Line: A celebration of British Music
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis, with Dame Evelyn Glennie, Thomas Hampson, Tasmin Little, Sir Bryn Terfel, etc
[ Warner Classics / 16 CD Box Set - released 19/Jul/2019 ]
In 1991, Hamburg-based record label Teldec Classics embarked on a fruitful partnership with Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. "The British Line" was soon to become an essential series of critically acclaimed digital recordings of major...
The Complete String Quartets Vol 1
[ Zig Zag / 4 CD Box Set - released 20/Dec/2012 ]
GRAMOPHONE AWARD FINALIST 2013: Chamber
Ben Heppner, Michelle de Young, Petra Lang, Enkelejda Shkosa, Tabea Zimmermann / London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis
[ LSO Live SACD / CD / 16 CD Box Set - released 1/Jan/2002 ]
This 16 disc box set brings together all of Davis' iconic Berlioz recordings made for LSO Live, from celebrated interpretations of popular orchestral works to landmark opera recordings, including the double Grammy Award-winning Les Troyens.
BACH / BEETHOVEN / BRAHMS / BRUCKNER / GLUCK / MOZART / etc
Wilhelm Furtwangler: Complete recordings on Deutsche Grammophon and Decca
Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, London Philharmonic, Wilhelm Furtwangler, with Edwin Fischer (piano)
[ Deusche Grammophon / 35 CD/DVD Box Set - released 18/Oct/2019 ]
This box includes much rare material (such as Beethoven's Grosse Fuge, Strauss's Metamorphosen) and some seminal examples of Furtwängler's interpretative art (a Brahms First and a Bruckner Ninth)
Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (complete operas)
Birgit Nilsson, Regine Crespin, Kirsten Flagstad, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, George London / Vienna Philharmonic, Sir Georg Solti
[ Decca Records / 17 CD Box Set - released 5/Aug/2015 ]
Decca's landmark recording of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen conducted by Sir Georg Solti is the most celebrated classical recording in history.
Bernstein Conducts Stravinsky
Boston Symphony, London Symphony, New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein
[ Sony Classical / 6 CD Box Set - released 21/May/2021 ]
"Bernstein was an incomparably great Stravinsky interpreter, certainly a better conductor than the composer himself, and this set of his complete recordings for Sony has more than it's share of reference versions." ClassicsToday
Haydn: Complete Piano Sonatas
Rudolf Buchbinder (piano)
[ Warner Classics / 10 CD Box Set - released 5/Mar/2018 ]
Rudolf Buchbinder is firmly established as one of the most important pianists on the international scene, he is a regular guest of renowned orchestras and has collaborated with the world's most distinguished conductors.
CHOPIN / SCHUMANN / LISZT / RACHMANINOV / BEETHOVEN / etc
Byron Janis: The RCA Recordings 1950 - 1959 [5 CD set]
Byron Janis (piano) / Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner
[ Sony / RCA Classical Masters / 5 CD Box Set - released 16/Oct/2016 ]
Byron Janis has been called one of the most exciting and dynamic American pianists to emerge on the post-war scene. All of his RCA recordings, dating from 1947 to 1959, are collected in the new 5-CD set.
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Complete Symphonies [5 CD plus Blu-ray Audio plus Book]
Camilla Nylund, Gerhild Romberger, Klaus Florian Vogt, Georg Zeppenfeld / Wiener Philharmoniker [Vienna Philharmonia], Andris Nelsons
[ Deutsche Grammophon / 6 CD/Blu-ray Disc - released 18/Oct/2019 ]
The Nelsons Beethoven cycle is presented in a specially commissioned deluxe box featuring the nine works on five CDs and a single Blu-ray Audio disc in TrueHD sound quality.
Carlo Bergonzi - The Verdi Tenor
Carlo Bergonzi (tenor) with Joan Sutherland, Robert Merill, Renata Tebaldi, Giulietta Simionato, Birgit Nilsson, Nicolai Ghiaurov, etc
[ Decca / 17 CD Box Set - released 10/Feb/2016 ]
"Bergonzi is the Duke in Rafael Kubelík's 1964 'Rigoletto'. Again, his every phrase is aristocratic . . . Everything he does is fascinating and there are many beautiful moment." Gramophone on Rigoletto
Spergher: Organ and Harpsichord Music
Chiara Minali (organ and harpsichord)
[ Brilliant Classics / 3 CD Box Set - released 1/Jun/2019 ]
"..this recording should give Spergher's compositions much more prominence. This music deserves to be more widely known by performers and audiences alike." Choir & Organ
SWEELINCK / MONTEVERDI / PRAETORIUS / SCHUTZ / de LASSO / de VICTORIA
Early Choral Music at Trinity College, Cambridge
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, Richard Marlow
[ Sony Classics Masters / 6 CD Box Set - released 1/Nov/2016 ]
Cambridge's renowned Trinity College Choir, conducted by Richard Marlow, is heard in a 6-CD compilation of acclaimed Renaissance and early Baroque recordings. In the compositions by Lassus, Victoria, Praetorius, Sweelinck, Monteverdi and Schütz heard...
Mendelssohn: 'Elias', Op. 70 / 'Paulus', Op. 36 (Rec 1994)
Christine Schafer (soprano) Cornelia Kallisch (alto) / Andreas Schmidt (bass) Czech Philharmonic / Helmuth Rilling
[ Brilliant Classics / 4 CD Box Set - released 14/Aug/2005 ]
"Is this a Bargain of the Month? That's for the Editor to decide. For my money, this is set fair to be a Bargain of the Year. Urgently recommended." (MusicWeb April 2003)
J. S. BACH
Bach: St Matthaus-Passion [St Matthew Passion]
Christoph Prégardien, Matthias Goerne, Christine Schäfer, Dorothea Röschmann / Concentus Musicus Wien, Arnold Schoenberg Choir, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
[ Warner Classics / 3 CD Box Set - released 26/Mar/2007 ]
2001 GRAMOPHONE AWARD WINNER - Baroque Vocal
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOSVKY
Tchaikovsky: The 6 Symphonies / The Nutcracker Suite / Romeo and Juliet / The Tempest / etc
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado
[ Sony Classical Masters / 6 CD Box Set - released 20/May/2011 ]
"Romeo & Juliet played by Chicago SO is one of the most exciting and powerfully moving accounts on record, and the sound is sumptuous and every part of the score is articulated and vividly captured." 1001 Classical recordings you must hear before...
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Vivaldi: Concerti per Violine Op 4 "La Stravaganza"
I Solisti Veneti, Claudio Scimone
[ Erato / 2 CD Box Set - released 2/Feb/1989 ]
Originally recorded in 1977
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
George Szell conducts Beethoven: Symphonies / Overtures [5 CD set]
The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell
[ Sony Classical Masters / 5 CD Box Set - released 20/Aug/2017 ]
"the Szell/Cleveland synergy works many wonders. Listen to the seamless transition from the Second Symphony's broad first-movement introduction into the main theme, or how the Eroica's Funeral March achieves a shattering climax by virtue of Szell's u
BRUCKNER / WAGNER / BEETHOVEN / R. STRAUSS / MOZART / etc
Eugen Jochum - The Orchestral Recordings on Philips
Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bamberger Symphoniker, Eugen Jochum, with Veronica Jochum von Moltke, piano
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 15 CD Box Set - released 22/May/2020 ]
According to one former violist in the Concertgebouw Orchestra, Eugen Jochum was the type of conductor 'who doesn't "put on" spectacular performances, but whose music-making always bears the stamp of honesty.
Escher: Orchestral, Chamber and Choral Music
Concertgebouw, Riccardo Chailly / Netherlands Chamber Choir
[ Brilliant Classics / 3 CD Box Set - released 10/Apr/2020 ]
The most extensive survey on record of a major Dutch 20th-century composer, featuring some of the country's most distinguished musicians.