LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Late String Quartets
[ Chandos / 3 CD - released 7/Feb/2020 ]
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.
GEORG FRIEDRICH HANDEL
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Handel: Handel: Semele (Complete oratorio)
Norma Burrowes, Patricia Kwella, Elisabeth Priday, Della Jones, Robert Lloyd / English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner
[ Erato / 2 CD Box Set - released 8/Apr/1994 ]
Contains book with complete libretto
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.
TAVENER / ALLEGRI / BARBER / FAURE / PALESTRINA / and many more
The Glory Of New College Choir
Choir of New College, Oxford / Edward Higginbottom, with the Academy of Ancient Music
[ Erato / Warner Classics / 8 CD Box Set - released 10/Oct/2018 ]
"This is one of the most sublime choral records I have ever heard." - Organists' Review
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...
GEORG FREDERIC HANDEL
Quintessence Handel: Complete Organ Concertos
Christian Schmitt (organ) Charlotte Balzereit (harp) / Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra. Nicol Matt
[ Brilliant Classics / 5 CD - released 22/Jan/2021 ]
The first complete recording of the Breitkopf Urtext Edition of the organ concertos of George Frideric Handel. Handel's organ concertos enjoy a wide popularity, they are brilliant concert pieces, in which the organ plays a joyous, "worldly" part.
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
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.
J. S. BACH / JOSEF HAYDN / LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN / RUDOLF MENGELBERG
Eugen Jochum - Choral Recordings on Philips
Concertgebouworkest, Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Eugen Jochum
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 13 CD Box Set - released 22/May/2020 ]
Eugen Jochum's complete recordings of choral / sacred music for Philips collected together for the first time. Includes the rare Rudolf Mengelberg Magnificat.
JOHANN NEPOMUK HUMMEL
Costantino Mastroprimiano (fortepiano), Madoka Inui (piano), Luigi Bianchi (violin), Aldo Orvieto (piano), Luigi Bianchi (viola), Claudio Maccari (gui
[ Brilliant Classics / 20 CD Box Set - released 1/Oct/2018 ]
Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837) was a pupil of Mozart, a protégé of Haydn, a friendly rival of Beethoven, and renowned throughout Europe as one of the greatest pianists of his day, a sought-after teacher who instructed some of the most...
CHOPIN / BALAKIREV / RACHMANINOV / DOHNANYI / etc
Cyril Smith: The Complete Solo Recordings HMV & Columbia recordings
Cyril Smith (piano) with Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Sargent
[ APR / 3 CD - released 10/Aug/2015 ]
We tend to remember Cyril Smith (1909-1974) these days as the pianist who overcame the misfortune of a paralysing stroke to form a hugely successful duo for three hands with his wife, pianist Phyllis Sellick. Before then though, he had conquered the...
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Violin Sonatas, Cello Sonatas, String Trios, Piano Trios
Jacqueline du Pré (cello), Lynn Harrell (cello), Pinchas Zukerman (violin) Itzhak Perlman (violin), Daniel Barenboim (piano)
[ Warner Classics / 11 CD Box Set - released 5/Oct/2019 ]
"The result is music-making of rare concentration, spontaneity and warmth." (Penguin Guide)
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas & Concertos
Daniel Barenboim (piano/conductor) / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
[ Warner Classics / 14 CD Box Set - released 20/Aug/2021 ]
In his first recording of the cycle, the young Daniel Barenboim combines clarity of tone with freshness of thought to deliver superlative readings.
David Oistrakh - The Great Recordings (incls concertos & sonatas by Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Tartini, etc)
David Oistrakh (violin) / Philharmonia Orchestra / Cleveland Orchestra / Orchestre National de la Radioffusion Francaise / Berliner Philharmoniker
[ Warner Budget Boxes / 17 CD Box Set - released 20/Sep/2008 ]
Warner Classics are proud to be able to present this 17-CD set of some of the finest recordings by David Oistrakh, one of the truly great violin virtuosi of the past 100 years.
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Purcell: The Fairy Queen (complete opera recorded in 1972)
Deller Consort / Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra / Alfred Deller
[ Harmonia Mundi / 2 CD Box Set - released 1/Jan/1992 ]
"Undoubtedly a pioneering disc 20 years ago of Purcell's late masterpiece, but scholarship concerning performance practice and recording technique has moved on. Nevertheless, it is valuable to be reminded of the immense musicality of Deller." BBC
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.
SCHUMANN / CHOPIN / ENESCU / RAVEL / LISZT / BRAHMS / etc
The Immortal Dinu Lipatti
Dinu Lipatti (piano)
[ Warner Classics / 3 CD Box Set - released 1/Mar/2017 ]
1001 Classical recordings you must hear before you die (1801-1850) - 'an irreplaceable treasure.' Gramophone