Classical Reissue Reviews


R. STRAUSS: Metamorphosen for 23 Solo Strings; Sinfonia Domestica – French National Radio Orch./ BBC Sym. Orch./ Jascha Horenstein – Pristine Audio R. STRAUSS: Metamorphosen for 23 Solo Strings; Sinfonia Domestica – French National Radio Orch./ BBC Sym. Orch./ Jascha Horenstein – Pristine Audio
Published on December 14, 2014

A fine reissue from 1953 sessions with Jascha Horenstein, with broad pace and sensitivity.


Siegfried Borries = DVORAK: Sonatina in G Major; Three Romantic Pieces; BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major; SCHUBERT: Violin Sonata in A Major – Siegfried Borries, v./ Michael Raucheisen, p. – MeloClassic Siegfried Borries = DVORAK: Sonatina in G Major; Three Romantic Pieces; BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major; SCHUBERT: Violin Sonata in A Major – Siegfried Borries, v./ Michael Raucheisen, p. – MeloClassic
Published on December 05, 2014

Selected recitals from wartime studios highlight Siegrfried Borries, concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic and Prussian State Orchestra.


Pierre Dervaux Conducts = Short works of HEROLD, SUPPER, GLINKA, BRAHMS, WEBER, WAGNER, ROSSINI, NICOLAI, WEBER, DUKAS, ETC. [TrackList follows)- Guild Pierre Dervaux Conducts = Short works of HEROLD, SUPPER, GLINKA, BRAHMS, WEBER, WAGNER, ROSSINI, NICOLAI, WEBER, DUKAS, ETC. [TrackList follows)- Guild
Published on December 01, 2014

Make the pleasurable discovery yourself of these resurrected orchestral favorites from the much-overlooked French maestro Pierre Dervaux.


BEETHOVEN: Three String Trios, Op. 9 – Jascha Heifetz, violin/ William Primrose, viola/ Gregor Piatagorsky, cello – Pristine Audio BEETHOVEN: Three String Trios, Op. 9 – Jascha Heifetz, violin/ William Primrose, viola/ Gregor Piatagorsky, cello – Pristine Audio
Published on December 01, 2014

The “Million Dollar Trio” in an enhanced audio version of their late ’50s recordings.


Ferenc Fricsay: Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophone, Vol. I [TrackList follows] = DGG, 45 CDs Ferenc Fricsay: Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophone, Vol. I [TrackList follows] = DGG, 45 CDs
Published on November 27, 2014

The 45-CD Fricsay Edition celebrates the complete mastery of a conductor over his chosen ensembles, in repertory of vast proportions.


RACHMANINOFF: Prelude in C-sharp Minor; Piano Concerto No. 2; Symphony No. 3 – Cyril Smith, p./ London Sym. Orch. (Prelude)/ Liverpool Philharmonic Orch. (Concerto)/ BBC Sym. Orch./ Sir Malcolm Sargent – Guild RACHMANINOFF: Prelude in C-sharp Minor; Piano Concerto No. 2; Symphony No. 3 – Cyril Smith, p./ London Sym. Orch. (Prelude)/ Liverpool Philharmonic Orch. (Concerto)/ BBC Sym. Orch./ Sir Malcolm Sargent – Guild
Published on November 24, 2014

Sir Malcolm Sargent’s renditions of Rachmaninoff hold up well, given the generous spirit of his commitment.


Julian von Karolyi, piano, in works of LISZT, DEBUSSY & RAVEL – Grosses Berliner Rundfunkorchester = MeloClassic Julian von Karolyi, piano, in works of LISZT, DEBUSSY & RAVEL – Grosses Berliner Rundfunkorchester = MeloClassic
Published on November 23, 2014

Hungarian virtuoso Julian von Karolyi has his hour of fame in this dazzling restoration from MeloClassic.


BEETHOVEN: Easy Piano Works, Vol. I = Joerg Demus, piano – Tuxedo BEETHOVEN: Easy Piano Works, Vol. I = Joerg Demus, piano – Tuxedo
Published on November 20, 2014

A selection of “easy” Beethoven keyboard works from master Joerg Demus proves beguiling and refreshing at once.


BACH: Six Brandenburg Concertos & Four Orchestral Suites (1949-53) – Fritz Reiner conducts – Pristine Audio (3 CDs) BACH: Six Brandenburg Concertos & Four Orchestral Suites (1949-53) – Fritz Reiner conducts – Pristine Audio (3 CDs)
Published on November 17, 2014

Mark Obert-Thorn renders Reiner enthusiasts a valuable service in this restoration of the Hungarian conductor’s persuasive, “transitional” perspective on Bach.




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