Classical Reissue Reviews

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MAHLER: Symphony No. 5 – Berlin Philharmonic Orch./ Jascha Horenstein – Pristine Audio MAHLER: Symphony No. 5 – Berlin Philharmonic Orch./ Jascha Horenstein – Pristine Audio
Published on June 29, 2014

Pristine resurrects a powerful reading of the Mahler Fifth by Jascha Horenstein, mesmerizing in all respects.


MIECZYSLAW WEINBERG: Complete String Quartets – Quatuor Danel – CPO (6 CDs) MIECZYSLAW WEINBERG: Complete String Quartets – Quatuor Danel – CPO (6 CDs)
Published on June 28, 2014

One of the great quartet cycles of the 20th century receives definitive performances.


RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Symphonic Works – USSR State Academic Sym. Orch./ Evgeny Svetlanov – Melodiya (4 CDs) RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Symphonic Works – USSR State Academic Sym. Orch./ Evgeny Svetlanov – Melodiya (4 CDs)
Published on June 28, 2014

Svetlanov delivers a fine cross-section of the basic Rimsky-Korsakov repertory in sterling and exciting performances.


BARTOK: Bluebeard’s Castle – Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau – Bluebeard/ Irmgard Seefried – Judith/ Swiss Festival Orch./ Rafael Kubelik – Audite BARTOK: Bluebeard’s Castle – Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau – Bluebeard/ Irmgard Seefried – Judith/ Swiss Festival Orch./ Rafael Kubelik – Audite
Published on June 25, 2014

Audite restores the 1962 performance of Bartok’s single, morbid opera under the direction of Rafael Kubelik at the Lucerne Festival.


Karajan and His Soloists I = Works of Schumann, Mozart, Beethoven, Franck, Brahms, Leimer – Warner Classics set (8 CDs) Karajan and His Soloists I = Works of Schumann, Mozart, Beethoven, Franck, Brahms, Leimer – Warner Classics set (8 CDs)
Published on June 25, 2014

Warner revives a major portion of the Herbert von Karajan EMI legacy in vivid, remastered sound.


“Fête à la Française” – A sonically refurbished collection of French romantic music of GUSTAVE CHARPENTIER, JULES MASSENET, CÉSAR FRANCK AND EDOUARD LALO – Decca Eloquence (2-CDs) “Fête à la Française” – A sonically refurbished collection of French romantic music of GUSTAVE CHARPENTIER, JULES MASSENET, CÉSAR FRANCK AND EDOUARD LALO – Decca Eloquence (2-CDs)
Published on June 25, 2014

Outstanding performances from 50 years ago conducted by Albert Wolff, of fascinating out-of-the-way repertoire.


Jean-Pierre Rampal Flute Reissue – Urania (2 CDs) Jean-Pierre Rampal Flute Reissue – Urania (2 CDs)
Published on June 24, 2014

Impeccable taste and flawless technique define the art of Jean-Pierre Rampal in Baroque and Classical styles.


LISZT: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major; Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major; Piano Sonata in b – Sviatoslav Richter, p./ Moscow Philharmonic/ Kirill Kondrashin – Doron LISZT: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major; Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major; Piano Sonata in b – Sviatoslav Richter, p./ Moscow Philharmonic/ Kirill Kondrashin – Doron
Published on June 21, 2014

The essential Liszt staples by Sviatoslav Richter in Moscow, potent alternatives to his commercial concerto records issued by Philips.


Julius Patzak sings SCHUBERT = Die Schoene Muellerin; Winterreise – Julius Patzak, tenor/ Michael Raucheisen, piano/ Joerg Demus, piano (D. 911) – Preiser (2 CDs) Julius Patzak sings SCHUBERT = Die Schoene Muellerin; Winterreise – Julius Patzak, tenor/ Michael Raucheisen, piano/ Joerg Demus, piano (D. 911) – Preiser (2 CDs)
Published on June 20, 2014

Julius Patzak brings a Viennese pathos and authenticity to Schubert’s two major song cycles.




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