Classical Reissue Reviews


PROKOFIEV: Violin Sonatas No. 1 in F Minor; No. 2 in D; RACHMANINOV: Marguerite; TCHAIKOVSKY: Melodie – Sidney Weiss, violin/ Jeanne Weiss, p. – Crystal PROKOFIEV: Violin Sonatas No. 1 in F Minor; No. 2 in D; RACHMANINOV: Marguerite; TCHAIKOVSKY: Melodie – Sidney Weiss, violin/ Jeanne Weiss, p. – Crystal
Published on March 31, 2015

A solid Russian program from 1968 testifies to the easy, fluent virtuosity of the Weiss Duo, whose work gleaned praise from Solti and Giulini.


BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7 in E Major – Vienna Philharmonic Orch./ Karl Boehm – Pristine Audio BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7 in E Major – Vienna Philharmonic Orch./ Karl Boehm – Pristine Audio
Published on March 31, 2015

The famed – even notorious – inscription of the 1943 Bruckner Seventh under Karl Boehm has a splendid revival in this Pristine production.


BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 in c minor; BRUCH: Scottish Fantasy in E-flat Major – David Oistrakh, v./ London Sym. Orch./ Jascha Horenstein – Pristine Audio BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 in c minor; BRUCH: Scottish Fantasy in E-flat Major – David Oistrakh, v./ London Sym. Orch./ Jascha Horenstein – Pristine Audio
Published on March 21, 2015

Sterling 1962 performances of Brahms and Bruch from master conductor Jascha Horenstein make this one desirable disc acquisition, fine musicianship in spades!


Martha Argerich Vol. 4 (1955-65) = All CHOPIN works – Doremi Martha Argerich Vol. 4 (1955-65) = All CHOPIN works – Doremi
Published on March 18, 2015

Doremi extends the legacy of the youthful Martha Argerich with excerpts of her Chopin Competition efforts, and a firestorm of talent they witness.


Die 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker – 1978-2010 (8 CDs – album list follows) – Warner Classics Die 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker – 1978-2010 (8 CDs – album list follows) – Warner Classics
Published on March 03, 2015

A wonderful package of eight previous albums by the best (and probaby only) dozen cellists in the world.


Adolf Busch – BRAHMS: Violin Concerto in D Major; Double Concerto in A Minor – Adolf Busch, violin/ Hermann Busch, cello/ Orch. National de la Radiodiffusion Francaise/Paul Kletzki/ Orch. der Stadt Basel/ Hans Muench – Guild Adolf Busch – BRAHMS: Violin Concerto in D Major; Double Concerto in A Minor – Adolf Busch, violin/ Hermann Busch, cello/ Orch. National de la Radiodiffusion Francaise/Paul Kletzki/ Orch. der Stadt Basel/ Hans Muench – Guild
Published on March 02, 2015

The great German violinist and pedagogue reveals his rightful place in the annals of Brahms with musicianship of the highest order.




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