Classical Reissue Reviews


Rita Gorr Sings French Opera = Rita Gorr, sop./ Orch. du Theatre National de l’Opera/ Orch. de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire/ Andre Cluytens/ Georges Pretre –  Guild Rita Gorr Sings French Opera = Rita Gorr, sop./ Orch. du Theatre National de l’Opera/ Orch. de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire/ Andre Cluytens/ Georges Pretre – Guild
Published on August 15, 2014

Belgian soprano Rita Gorr brings a powerful luster to six staples of the French operatic repertory.


The Busch Quartet plays BRAHMS = String Quartet in C Minor; String Quartet in A Minor; String Quartet in B-flat Major; Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor – Rudolf Serkin, p./ Busch String Q. – Pristine Audio (2 CDs) The Busch Quartet plays BRAHMS = String Quartet in C Minor; String Quartet in A Minor; String Quartet in B-flat Major; Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor – Rudolf Serkin, p./ Busch String Q. – Pristine Audio (2 CDs)
Published on August 12, 2014

The classic interpreter of Brahms, the Busch Quartet, realizes the Master’s complete quartets with often gripping results.


Monique Haas = Piano works of MOZART, PROKOFIEV, DEBUSSY, LISZT, COUPERIN, RAMEAU, RAVEL & CHOPIN – MeloClassic Monique Haas = Piano works of MOZART, PROKOFIEV, DEBUSSY, LISZT, COUPERIN, RAMEAU, RAVEL & CHOPIN – MeloClassic
Published on August 12, 2014

Monique Haas in recital justifies her repute as a master of ancient and modern colors, often revealing the kinship of each.


Charles Munch – Boston Rarities, Vol. 2 = Works of BEETHOVEN, SCHUBERT, DEBUSSY, BLOCH & HAIEFF – Boston Sym./ Charles Munch – Pristine Audio Charles Munch – Boston Rarities, Vol. 2 = Works of BEETHOVEN, SCHUBERT, DEBUSSY, BLOCH & HAIEFF – Boston Sym./ Charles Munch – Pristine Audio
Published on August 06, 2014

More rare treasures from the RCA vaults of Charles Munch and the Boston Symphony, returned to us in distinctively fine sound.


KHACHATURIAN: Several works – Hideko Udagawa, violin/ Boris Berezovsky, p. – Nimbus Alliance KHACHATURIAN: Several works – Hideko Udagawa, violin/ Boris Berezovsky, p. – Nimbus Alliance
Published on August 05, 2014

From 2005, we have two master musicians who pay major homage to the youthful and previously neglected scores of Aram Khachaturian.


Leopold Stokowski = Works of Shostakovich, Vaughan Williams, Amirov, Kurka – New York Philharmonic – Guild Leopold Stokowski = Works of Shostakovich, Vaughan Williams, Amirov, Kurka – New York Philharmonic – Guild
Published on August 03, 2014

Stokowski in live concerts with the New York Philharmonic, 1960 & 1962, leads works familiar and unfamiliar.


Alexander Brailowsky = MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition; BORODIN: Scherzo in A-flat Major; DEBUSSY: Reflets dans l’eau; CHOPIN: Piano Sonata No. 2 “Funeral March” – Alexander Brailowsky, p. – MeloClassic Alexander Brailowsky = MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition; BORODIN: Scherzo in A-flat Major; DEBUSSY: Reflets dans l’eau; CHOPIN: Piano Sonata No. 2 “Funeral March” – Alexander Brailowsky, p. – MeloClassic
Published on July 30, 2014

In a recital from Paris, 1949, Alexander Brailowsky testifies to his poetic virtuosity, though within certain limits.


The Huberman Week Festival = Works of BACH, VIVALDI, BEETHOVEN, MENDELSSOHN, TCHAIKOVSKY, ELGAR, SIBELIUS & BARTOK – violin soloists/ Israel Philharmonic Orch./ Zubin Mehta – Helicon (4 CDs) The Huberman Week Festival = Works of BACH, VIVALDI, BEETHOVEN, MENDELSSOHN, TCHAIKOVSKY, ELGAR, SIBELIUS & BARTOK – violin soloists/ Israel Philharmonic Orch./ Zubin Mehta – Helicon (4 CDs)
Published on July 27, 2014

Devotees of “the Jewish fiddle” will discover virtuoso treasures from this Festival of Music devoted to Bronislaw Huberman, from Israel, 1982.




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