DVORAK / SMETANA / BARTOK / MOUSSORGSKY / HINDEMITH / SCHOENBERG / etc
Rafael Kubelík - The Mercury Masters
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Kubelik
[ Mercury Living Presence / Eloquence / 12 CD Box Set - due 28/May/2021 ]
To mark the 70th anniversary of Mercury Living Presence, this limited-edition box presents the complete Chicago Symphony/Rafael Kubelík recordings, newly remastered by Thomas Fine and including never-before-published material.
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 - due 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.
ALWYN / BRITTEN / BUTTERWORTH / FINZI / IRELAND / VAUGHAN WILLIAMS / etc
English Song Collection
Various Artists including Philip Langridge, Frank Lloyd, Felicity Lott, Christopher Maltman, Andrew Matthews-Owen, Ivan McCready, Thomas Allen, etc
[ Naxos / 25 CD Box Set - due 14/May/2021 ]
The acclaimed English Song Series celebrates the richness and diversity of British composers, performed by leading interpreters of the repertoire.
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 - due 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.
Mahler: Symphonies [complete] (11 CD set)
Lucia Popp, Edith Mathis, Doris Soffel, Elzabeth Connell / London Philharmonia Orchestra, Klaus Tennstedt
[ Warner Classics / 11 CD Box Set - released 10/Oct/2014 ]
*** Three Stars. Penguin Stereo Guide -- "The experience hits one a full force" (Penguin Guide)
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, René Jacobs
[ Harmonia Mundi / 3 CD Box Set - released 19/Jul/2019 ]
Scarlatti's Griselda, premiered in Rome in 1721, received a single performance at the Teatro Capranica, and was never taken into the repertoire elsewhere, both for financial reasons and because of the changing tastes of the time. The tragic story of...
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: The 9 Symphonies (complete)
Soile Isokoski (sop), Rosemarie Lang (cont) Robert Gambill (ten) René Pape (bass) / Staatskapelle Berlin / Daniel Barenboim
[ Warner Classics / 6 CD Box Set - released 22/Aug/2017 ]
"I waited a very long time to record the Beethoven symphonies," said Daniel Barenboim when this cycle was first released in 2000.
Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov, opera in seven scenes (1869 version)
Alexander Tsymbalyuk, Maxim Paster, Mika Kares, Sergei Skorokhodov, Göteborg Opera Chorus
[ BIS SACD / 2 CD - released 6/Sep/2019 ]
"This new account, based on live performances, is beautifully sung and played, and recorded in surround sound" MusicWeb
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas & Concertos (12 CD set recorded 1970 - 77)
Alfred Brendel (piano) / London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink
[ Decca / 12 CD Box Set - released 1/Oct/2019 ]
He's a legend of the piano world, revered and applauded the world over. For long an exclusive Philips Classics artist, Alfred Brendel is the recipient of the 2010 Gramophone Lifetime Achievement Award.
Angela Hewitt plays Bach [15 CDs Special Price]
Angela Hewitt (piano)
[ Hyperion / 15 CD Box Set - released 20/Sep/2010 ]
'Angela Hewitt's Bach has long been a thing of wonder' (The Daily Telegraph)
Arthur Rubinstein plays Brahms - Piano Concertos & Chamber music [9 CD set]
Arthur Rubinstein, piano with the Guarneri Quartet & Henryk Szeryng (violin)
[ Sony Classical Masters / 9 CD Box Set - released 1/Nov/2011 ]
"there is superb Brahms-playing in this release, and little worry need be expended on account of the age of the recordings." (Gramophone)
100 Violin Masterworks
Augustin Dumay, Isaac Stern, Itzhak Perlman, David Garrett, Daniel Hope, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Hilary Hahn, Gidon Kremer, etc
[ Deutsche Grammophon / 5 CD Box Set - released 20/Jun/2019 ]
Deutsche Grammophon proudly presents a selection of its greatest ever recordings for violin from its peerless catalogue of the world's greatest violinists.
Claus Peter Flor conducts Mendelssohn
Lucia Popp (sop) Marjana Lipovšek (mezzo) Josef Protschka (tenor) Sergei Edelmann (piano) Kyoko Takezawa (violin) / Bamberg Symphony, Claus Peter Flor
[ Sony / RCA Classical Masters / 6 CD Box Set - released 1/Jun/2017 ]
"Claus Peter Flor's Mendelssohn enjoys the classical virtues of good taste, fine attention to detail, and a real sense of style...these are perfectly respectable and entertaining performances, well recorded. You won't be disappointed." (ClassicsToday)
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven : Barenboim [35 CD set]
Daniel Barenboim (piano & conductor), Pinchas Zukerman (violin) Jacqueline du Pre (cello) Itzhak Perlman (violin) Gervase de Peyer (clarinet), etc
[ Warner Classics / 35 CD Box Set - released 11/Nov/2016 ]
"By all accounts Beethoven was a freethinking person, and a courageous one, and I find courage an essential quality for the understanding, let alone the performance, of his works." Daniel Barenboim
Field: Piano Concertos, Nocturnes, Sonatas
Benjamin Frith (piano), Northern Sinfonia, David Haslam
[ Naxos / 6 CD Box Set - released 25/Jan/2019 ]
'Benjamin Frith has done a stellar job in bringing these concertos into the sunlight, brilliantly supported by the Northern Sinfonia under David Haslam' (Pianist magazine).
TCHAIKOVSKY / SHOSTAKOVICH / SCHNITTKE
Russian Chamber Music
[ Warner Classics / 8 CD - released 21/Aug/2020 ]
Established in Moscow in 1945, and still performing today, the Borodin Quartet sustains a distinctive tradition in the interpretation of Russian chamber music.
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Piano Trios
Daniel Barenboim (piano), Michael Barenboim (violin), Kian Soltani (cello)
[ Deutsche Grammophon / 3 CD - released 27/Nov/2020 ]
On his new album, Daniel Barenboim performs Beethoven's Complete Piano Trios with his son Michael Barenboim and cellist Kian Soltani.
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.
BACH / BRAHMS / WOLF / SCHUMANN / BRAHMS / GLUCK / etc
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau: Early recordings on Deutsche Grammophon
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone) with various accompaniments
[ Deutsche Grammophon Original Masters / 9 CD Box Set - released 20/Mar/2013 ]
"This nine CD set is a valuable commemoration of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau's inestimable contribution to song. It is a real and genuine tribute, for it gives a true overview of a remarkable career." (MusicWeb)
Schutz: Sacred Music
Dresden Kreuzchor, Rudolf Mauersberger
[ Brilliant Classics / 4 CD Box Set - released 12/Oct/2013 ]
This collection is a tribute to the great Baroque composer, who received most of his training in Venice from the organist of St Mark's, Giovanni Gabrieli.