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CHOPIN: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor; SCHUMANN: Kreisleriana – Jean-Baptiste Mueller, p. –  Klavier CHOPIN: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor; SCHUMANN: Kreisleriana – Jean-Baptiste Mueller, p. – Klavier
Published on June 15, 2015

The young Swiss pianist Jean-Baptiste Mueller finds kindred spirits in Chopin and Schumann, both of whom he performs stylistically.


Mercury Living Presence: The Collector’s Edition 3 [DiscList follows] – Mercury/Universal (53 CDs) Mercury Living Presence: The Collector’s Edition 3 [DiscList follows] – Mercury/Universal (53 CDs)
Published on June 14, 2015

The third and last multi-CD set covering the audiophile recordings of Mercury Living Presence.


Conductor Kirill Kondrashin = WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll; RAVEL: Ma mere l’oye; TCHAIKOVSKY: Serenade in C Major – Staatskapelle Dresden – MeloClassic Conductor Kirill Kondrashin = WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll; RAVEL: Ma mere l’oye; TCHAIKOVSKY: Serenade in C Major – Staatskapelle Dresden – MeloClassic
Published on June 10, 2015

Spirited, rare readings from East Germany by Kirill Kondrashin, made shortly after his international “emergence” from Moscow, 1958.


Sir Malcolm Sargent = RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43; DOHNANYI: Variations on a Nursery Song, Op. 25; DVORAK: Symphonic Variations, Op. 78 – Cyril Smith, p./ Philharmonia Orch. – Guild Sir Malcolm Sargent = RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43; DOHNANYI: Variations on a Nursery Song, Op. 25; DVORAK: Symphonic Variations, Op. 78 – Cyril Smith, p./ Philharmonia Orch. – Guild
Published on June 05, 2015

Guild continues to celebrate Sir Malcolm Sargent’s legacy, here in collaboration in vital color music with pianist Cyril Smith.


Jakob Gimpel, piano – Works of CHOPIN, LISZT, SCRIABIN  & MENDELSSOHN – MeloClassic Jakob Gimpel, piano – Works of CHOPIN, LISZT, SCRIABIN & MENDELSSOHN – MeloClassic
Published on June 03, 2015

The often under-rated Jakob Gimpel in music by Chopin, Liszt, and Scriabin, extending his limited recorded legacy.


Stokowski – CD and Digital Premiers = Works of WAGNER, TCHAIKOVSKY, PURCELL & PROKOFIEV – Pristine Audio Stokowski – CD and Digital Premiers = Works of WAGNER, TCHAIKOVSKY, PURCELL & PROKOFIEV – Pristine Audio
Published on June 02, 2015

With this reissue there are only a few post-electrical Stokowski recordings remaining to be available on CD.


Stokowski – Gala Night at the Opera = Works of WAGNER, MOZART, GOUNOD, BORODIN, VERDI & PUCCINI – Soloists/Philadelphia Orch./ Leopold Stokowski – Guild Stokowski – Gala Night at the Opera = Works of WAGNER, MOZART, GOUNOD, BORODIN, VERDI & PUCCINI – Soloists/Philadelphia Orch./ Leopold Stokowski – Guild
Published on May 30, 2015

Guild permits us to relive the spectacular gala event in Philadelphia, 1962, when Stokowski led an operatic tribute to the Academy of Music.




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