MAHLER / BRUCKNER / WAGNER
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE - Bruno Walter: The Original Jacket Collection
Columbia Symphony Orchestra, New York philharmonic Orchestra, Bruno Walter, with Mildred Miller (sop) Ernst Haefliger (ten) Maureen Forrester (contral
[ Sony Classical / 13 CD - released 6/Dec/2010 ]
To those reared on his recordings, Bruno Walter was a living link to a bygone age. Born in 1876, when Wagner was still alive and Bruckner had yet to write his last and greatest symphonies, Walter was arguably the most old-world of the many long-lived...
MAHLER / BRUCKNER / WAGNER / BEETHOVEN / MOZART / etc
Bruno Walter: The Complete Columbia Album Collection
Columbia Symphony, New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Bruno Walter, with Rudolf Serkin, Ernst Haefliger, Maureen Forrester, Lily Pons, etc
[ Sony Classical / 77 CD Box Set - released 25/Nov/2019 ]
Walter was arguably the most old-world of the many long-lived conductors who were born in the latter part of the 19th century. Indeed, few maestros of any era were so big-hearted and warmly expressive, yet without undo sentimentality.
HANDEL / MOZART
Timotheus oder die Gewalt der Musik
Roberta Invernizzi (soprano), Werner Güra (tenor) & Gerald Finley (bass) / Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
[ Sony Classical / 2 CD - released 27/May/2013 ]
"The 'authentic' movement resulted in so many anaemic, small-scale recordings that Timotheus, performed in such a way as Handel all too rarely is these days." (Gramophone Disc of the Month - September 2013)
WAGNER / GOUNOD / MASCAGNI / CILEA / VERDI / PUCCINI
Opera Gala: Live from Baden-Baden 2016 BLU-RAY
Ekaterina Gubanova (mezzo) Jonas Kaufmann (tenor) Anja Harteros (soprano) Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone) / Badische Staatskapelle, Marco Armiliato
[ Sony Classical Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 8/Dec/2016 ]
The Festspiel-Saison at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden culminated with Jonas Kaufmann, Bryn Terfel, Anja Harteros and Ekaterina Gubanova all on stage in this magnificent Opera Gala. The gala presented a diverse range of solo-arias and duets. Among the...
Boito: Mefistofele (Complete opera recorded in 1995)
Eva Marton, Francisco Araiza, Alan Titus / Münchner Rundfunkorchester & Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Pinchas Steinberg
[ Sony RCA Classical Opera / 2 CD - released 1/Aug/2016 ]
Arrigo Boito, Verdi's greatest librettist, was also a noted composer, best known for his Italian operatic treatment of Goethe's tragedy Faust. His MEFISTOFELE is much closer in spirit and letter to the original source than Gounod's French version of...
Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1-4
Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann
[ Sony Classical / 2 CD - released 15/Jul/2019 ]
"...in phrase after elegantly turned phrase, you hear how much this music means to Thielemann; the affection is palpable to a more discernable degree than in his previous recording, with the Philharmonia" Gramophone
W. A. MOZART
Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro [The Marriage of Figaro] / Cosi fan Tutte / Don Giovanni (Complete operas)
Fanie Antonelou, Christian van Horn, Simone Kermes, Christopher Maltman, Dimitris Tiliakos, etc / MusicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis
[ Sony Classics / 9 CD Box Set - released 25/Oct/2017 ]
"Do not expect a familiar 'warm bath' experience here; it offers an invigorating shower of fresh new insights" BBC Music [Don Giovanni]
The Essential George Gershwin
Various artists incls George Gershwin, Ethel Waters, Maxime Sullivan, Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, Alberta Hunter, Sarah Vaughan, Rosemary Clooney
[ Sony Classical / 2 CD - released 12/May/2003 ]
Celebrating the best tracks from the quintessential American songwriter
MENDELSSOHN / BRUCH / BARTOK / SCHUBERT / BEETHOVEN / etc
Yehudi Menuhin - The Complete American Victor Recordings
Yehudi Menuhin (violin), Wanda Landowska, with Robert Merrill, Theodore Saidenberg / Pierre Monteux, Charles Munch, Antal Dorati
[ RCA Red Seal / Sony Classics / 6 CD Box Set - released 1/Oct/2019 ]
Yehudi Menuhin - The Complete American Victor Recordings, a 6-CD set bringing together legendary early recordings by this violin legend. Gems from this set include the first ever releases in any format of two previously unpublished items.
A Different Forest
[ sony classical / CD - released 17/May/2019 ]
Following triumphs that included the imaginative experiments of 2017's What If and his scores for the films Adrift and The Current War, Hauschka's Volker Bertelmann makes his Sony Classical debut with A Different Forest, an album that exemplifies his...
BACH / BEETHOVEN / BERNSTEIN / BARBER / MEYER / BRAHMS / etc
Hilary Hahn: The Complete Sony Recordings
Hilary Hahn (violin) with various orchestras
[ Sony Classical Masters / 5 CD Box Set - released 30/Oct/2015 ]
"Spellbinding...there is mastery in every silken phrase, every poised lyrical phrase...an object lesson in beautiful violin playing." Chicago Tribune (for Mendelssohn / Shostakovich)
BACH / BUSONI / SCHUMANN / RZEWSKI / LISZT / WAGNER / etc
Igor Levit: The Life Album
Igor Levit (piano)
[ Sony Classical / 2 CD - released 20/Nov/2018 ]
GRAMOPHONE AWARD NOMINATION 2019 TOP THREE - Instrumental
LUGWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: The Late Piano Sonatas
Igor Levit (piano)
[ Sony / 2 CD - released 29/Dec/2013 ]
GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE AWARD NOMINATION 2014
J. S. BACH
Igor Levit (piano)
[ Sony Classical / 2 CD - released 6/Dec/2014 ]
"The distinction of this set of the Partitas...will establish him in the minds of many, I'm sure, as a major artist...Above all, they are fresh and joyous" (Gramophone Award Nomination 2015 - Instrumental)
BARTOK / MAHLER / BEETHOVEN / GERSHWIN / IVES / STRAVINSKY / BERNSTEIN / etc
Leonard Bernstein Remastered
Isaac Stern (violin) Philippe Entremont (piano) Andre Watts (piano) / Various orchestras, Leonard Bernstein
[ Sony Music / 100 CD Box Set - released 3/Dec/2017 ]
On the eve of his centenary in 2018, Sony Classical releases the most important collection, Leonard Bernstein's classic American Columbia recordings, remastered from their original 2- and multi-track analogue tapes. This has allowed for the creation...
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOSVKY
Eugene Ormandy... Conducts Tchaikovsky
Isaac Stern (violin) Tedd Joselson (piano) Gary Graffman (piano) / Philadelphia Orchestra / Eugene Ormandy (cond)
[ Sony RCA Original Masters / 12 CD Box Set - released 16/Dec/2018 ]
Available for the first time, this set from the Sony Classical Masters series features Eugene Ormandy conducting The Philadelphia Orchestra in the works of Tchaikovsky, including Symphonies 1-7, Piano and Violin Concertos, and Ballet Suites.
Dvorak: Violin Concerto / Violin sonata & sonatina
Jack Liebeck (violin) Katya Apekisheva (piano) / Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Garry Walker
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 24/Aug/2009 ]
"He shines most with the pianist Katya Apekisheva in Dvorák's Violin Sonata, winningly dispatched with plenty of depth and colour... Sweetness of tone and a prancing gait enliven the Violin Concerto." The Times, 30th May 2009
Leonard Bernstein: The Composer [25 CD set]
Jennie Tourel, Zino Francescatti, Benny Goodman, Nancy Walker, Carol Lawrence, Yo-Yo Ma, Alan Titus, Harolyn Blackwell, etc / Leonard Bernstein (cond)
[ Sony Classical Masters / 25 CD Box Set - released 20/May/2017 ]
With his centenary upon us, Sony Classical releases the most comprehensive recorded collection ever released of the music of American conductor, composer and educator Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990).
Jonas Kaufmann (tenor) / Orchestra del Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Asher Fisch
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 7/Oct/2016 ]
Jonas Kaufmann is the biggest opera star in the world & he returns with a brand new album of (x18) favourite Italian songs - his own personal homage to a culture where the influence and beauty of opera are felt far beyond the walls of the opera...
Jonas Kaufmann: An Evening With Puccini (recorded in 2015) BLU-RAY
Jonas Kaufmann (tenor) / Filarmonica della Scala, Jochen Rieder
[ Sony Classical Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 20/Apr/2016 ]
On the 14th June 2015, German tenor Jonas Kaufmann walked onto the stage of La Scala Milan, the home of Italian opera, for one of the most highly anticipated performances of last year. The concert of Puccini arias made national news in Italy, and...