Classical Reissue Reviews


Myriam Solovieff, violin = BACH: Chaconne from Solo Partita No. 2 in D Minor; MOZART: Violin Sonata in E Minor; BRAHMS: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor – Myriam Solovieff, v./ Julius Katchen, p. – MeloClassic Myriam Solovieff, violin = BACH: Chaconne from Solo Partita No. 2 in D Minor; MOZART: Violin Sonata in E Minor; BRAHMS: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor – Myriam Solovieff, v./ Julius Katchen, p. – MeloClassic
Published on October 19, 2014

Myriam Solovieff strikes us an artist we would like to know better, here paired with pianist Julius Katchen.


“Echoes From the Dark Years – PROKOFIEV and World War II” – var. performers/ Academic Sym. Orch. of the Rimsky-Korsakov Conserv. – Intergroove “Echoes From the Dark Years – PROKOFIEV and World War II” – var. performers/ Academic Sym. Orch. of the Rimsky-Korsakov Conserv. – Intergroove
Published on October 19, 2014

PROKOFIEV – some top-drawer and some bottom-drawer compositions by the famed composer written during World War II.


MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde – Christa Ludwig, alto/ Waldemar Kmentt, tenor/ Vienna Sym. Orch./ Carlos Kleiber – Vienna Symphoniker MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde – Christa Ludwig, alto/ Waldemar Kmentt, tenor/ Vienna Sym. Orch./ Carlos Kleiber – Vienna Symphoniker
Published on October 16, 2014

Patient and painstaking restoration allows us to savor in real terms the one Mahler interpretation bequeathed us by Carlos Kleiber.


Felix Salmond, cello = Works of BEETHOVEN, BRUCH, ST.-SAENS, GLAZUNOV, BRIDGE, GRIEG & Trad. – Pristine Audio Felix Salmond, cello = Works of BEETHOVEN, BRUCH, ST.-SAENS, GLAZUNOV, BRIDGE, GRIEG & Trad. – Pristine Audio
Published on October 13, 2014

Pristine restores much of the electrical recording legacy of Felix Salmond, Britain’s extraordinary cellist.


BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata in C Major; BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 1 – Mindru Katz, piano/ Israel Philharmonic Orch./ Josef Krips – Cembal d’amour BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata in C Major; BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 1 – Mindru Katz, piano/ Israel Philharmonic Orch./ Josef Krips – Cembal d’amour
Published on October 10, 2014

Mindru Katz at his elegant and explosive best in the music of Beethoven and Brahms.


Conductor Erich Roehn = Works of BRUCH, BEETHOVEN, VIVALDI & SCHUBERT – MeloClassic Conductor Erich Roehn = Works of BRUCH, BEETHOVEN, VIVALDI & SCHUBERT – MeloClassic
Published on October 08, 2014

A collection of wartime studio recordings attests to Erich Roehn’s versatility in various ensembles.


Johanna Martzy, Vol. 3 = Music of VIVALDI, RAVEL, SYMANOWSKI, BARTOK, BRAHMS, FALLA, MOZART, BACH, SUK & others – with var. orchestras – Doremi (2 CDs) Johanna Martzy, Vol. 3 = Music of VIVALDI, RAVEL, SYMANOWSKI, BARTOK, BRAHMS, FALLA, MOZART, BACH, SUK & others – with var. orchestras – Doremi (2 CDs)
Published on October 06, 2014

Violinist Johanna Martzy accumulates more recorded legacy to enhance her already cult-like status.


Ginette Nuveu (Studio Recordings) = R. STRAUSS, CHOPIN, GLUCK, SUK, TARTINI Etc. – Opus Kura Ginette Nuveu (Studio Recordings) = R. STRAUSS, CHOPIN, GLUCK, SUK, TARTINI Etc. – Opus Kura
Published on September 30, 2014

The French genius of the violin died too early, but her collected studio recordings testify to an immortal talent.


ADAM: Giselle – Ballet Suite, ed. BUESSER; TCHAIKOVSKY: Nutcracker ballet Suite – Orch. du Theatre National De L’Opera Paris/ Richard Blareau/ Royal Philharmonic Orch./ George Weldon – Guild ADAM: Giselle – Ballet Suite, ed. BUESSER; TCHAIKOVSKY: Nutcracker ballet Suite – Orch. du Theatre National De L’Opera Paris/ Richard Blareau/ Royal Philharmonic Orch./ George Weldon – Guild
Published on September 29, 2014

Congenial performances of 1953 and 1960, of two ballet staples make a pleasant hour of listening, but visceral music these are not.


BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto in D Major; BRAHMS: Violin Concerto in D Major – Bronislaw Huberman, violin/ Vienna Philharmonic Orch./ George Szell/ New York Philharmonic Orch./ Artur Rodzinski – Pristine BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto in D Major; BRAHMS: Violin Concerto in D Major – Bronislaw Huberman, violin/ Vienna Philharmonic Orch./ George Szell/ New York Philharmonic Orch./ Artur Rodzinski – Pristine
Published on September 29, 2014

Andrew Rose restores Bronislaw Huberman renditions of the two great violin concertos in the canon, and the results should mesmerize us forever.




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