Classical Reissue Reviews


BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Major; FRANCK: Violin Sonata in A Major – Sidney Weiss, violin/ Jeanne Weiss, p. – Crystal Records BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Major; FRANCK: Violin Sonata in A Major – Sidney Weiss, violin/ Jeanne Weiss, p. – Crystal Records
Published on April 15, 2014

The Weiss Duo presents two classic violin sonatas in splendid form, emotionally vibrant and poetically etched as every turn.


“Decca Sound – The Analogue Years (Limited Edition)” – Various artists – 54 CDs & booklet – Decca Universal Music “Decca Sound – The Analogue Years (Limited Edition)” – Various artists – 54 CDs & booklet – Decca Universal Music
Published on April 14, 2014

A superb collection that documents Decca’s mastery of the recording art.


Play it Again – The Classic Sound of Hollywood – Charles Gerhardt /The National Philharmonic and other orch. and conductors – TCM Masterworks (2 CDs) Play it Again – The Classic Sound of Hollywood – Charles Gerhardt /The National Philharmonic and other orch. and conductors – TCM Masterworks (2 CDs)
Published on April 09, 2014

A two-CD set of some of the great Charles Gerhardt movie scores and a disc of many others from various sources.


BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2; MOZART: Rondo in D Major for Piano and Orch.; 10 Variations on a Theme by Gluck – Emil Gilels, p./ Moscow Philharmonic Orch./ Kiril Kondrashin/ Leningrad Philharmonic/Neeme Jarvi (Mozart) – Doremi mono BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2; MOZART: Rondo in D Major for Piano and Orch.; 10 Variations on a Theme by Gluck – Emil Gilels, p./ Moscow Philharmonic Orch./ Kiril Kondrashin/ Leningrad Philharmonic/Neeme Jarvi (Mozart) – Doremi mono
Published on April 07, 2014

Emil Gilels characteristically reveals his power and poetry in music by Brahms and Mozart from vintage performances from Russia.


BERLIOZ: Romeo et Juliette Symphony – Prague Festival Orch. and Choir and Soloists/ Carlos Paita – Lodia Music Int. (2 CDs) BERLIOZ: Romeo et Juliette Symphony – Prague Festival Orch. and Choir and Soloists/ Carlos Paita – Lodia Music Int. (2 CDs)
Published on March 27, 2014

An inflamed, virtually “anonymous” performance by Carlos Paita of Berlioz’s most ravishing score, this 1978 incarnation may prove a Romantic’s dream-version.


WAGNER: Excerpts from The Ring & Parsifal with many soloists & orch./ cond. by Karl Muck – Pristine Audio (2 CD-Rs.) WAGNER: Excerpts from The Ring & Parsifal with many soloists & orch./ cond. by Karl Muck – Pristine Audio (2 CD-Rs.)
Published on March 24, 2014

A glorious restoration of the 1927-1928 Parsifal recordings led by Karl Muck, considered master of this opera’s especial ethos.


CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No.  1 in E Minor; Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor – Dinu Lipatti, p./ Tonhalle Orch. Zurich/ Otto Ackermann – Pristine Audio CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor; Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor – Dinu Lipatti, p./ Tonhalle Orch. Zurich/ Otto Ackermann – Pristine Audio
Published on March 22, 2014

Andrew Rose grants a new and powerfully refreshed sound to Dinu Lipatti’s Chopin, a colossal meeting of musical sympathies.


“Classique & Jazz Vol. 2 – Music for the 21st Century” – 33 various classical & jazz selections – Lola’s World/25 Records (3 CDs) “Classique & Jazz Vol. 2 – Music for the 21st Century” – 33 various classical & jazz selections – Lola’s World/25 Records (3 CDs)
Published on March 21, 2014

A totally successful compendium of classical and jazz that will introduce many to new musical discoveries.


Martha Argerich, Vol. I = Vintage Mozart from the youthful firebrand Argerich – Doremi Martha Argerich, Vol. I = Vintage Mozart from the youthful firebrand Argerich – Doremi
Published on March 11, 2014

Vintage Mozart from the youthful firebrand Argerich, here dazzling in one of the Mozart concertos she never recorded commercially.




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