Classical Reissue Reviews

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Yehudi Menuhin, violin = Works of TARTINI, FRANCK, BACH, SAINT-SAENS – MeloClassic Yehudi Menuhin, violin = Works of TARTINI, FRANCK, BACH, SAINT-SAENS – MeloClassic
Published on January 17, 2015

The Menuhin recital from 1952 Asconia presents the 36-year-old artist in peak form.


Guiomar Novaes: The Complete Published 78-rpm Recordings, 1919-1927; 1940-1947 [TrackList follows] – APR (2 CDs) Guiomar Novaes: The Complete Published 78-rpm Recordings, 1919-1927; 1940-1947 [TrackList follows] – APR (2 CDs)
Published on January 10, 2015

The collection of 78 rpm recordings by Guiomar Novaes stands as her finest display of an extraordinary gift to music.



“laReverdie, Laudarium: Songs of Popular Devotion from 14th Century Italy” –  laReverdie – Arcana (2 CDs) “laReverdie, Laudarium: Songs of Popular Devotion from 14th Century Italy” – laReverdie – Arcana (2 CDs)
Published on January 07, 2015

Exquisite music-making from this young Italian early music ensemble.


Hans Richter-Haaser = MOZART: Piano Sonata in D Major; Piano Sonata in F Major/Rondo ; BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 16 in G Major; HAYDN: Piano Sonata No. 59 – Hans Richter-Haaser, p. – MeloClassic Hans Richter-Haaser = MOZART: Piano Sonata in D Major; Piano Sonata in F Major/Rondo ; BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 16 in G Major; HAYDN: Piano Sonata No. 59 – Hans Richter-Haaser, p. – MeloClassic
Published on January 05, 2015

The often under-rated Hans Richter-Hasser offers a classical recital of taste, power, and persuasive colors.


Wanda Landowska — The Complete Piano Recordings 1937-1958 = MOZART & HAYDN [TrackList follows] – APR (3 CDs) Wanda Landowska — The Complete Piano Recordings 1937-1958 = MOZART & HAYDN [TrackList follows] – APR (3 CDs)
Published on December 26, 2014

A compilation of Wanda Landowska’s piano inscriptions that no serious collector of keyboard documents should be without.


Christian Ferras, violin = BACH: Solo Sonatas No. 2 and No. 3; TARTINI: Violin Sonata in G Minor, “Devil’s Trill”; MOZART: Violin Sonata in A Major – Christian Ferras, v./ Pierre Barbizet, p. – MeloClassic Christian Ferras, violin = BACH: Solo Sonatas No. 2 and No. 3; TARTINI: Violin Sonata in G Minor, “Devil’s Trill”; MOZART: Violin Sonata in A Major – Christian Ferras, v./ Pierre Barbizet, p. – MeloClassic
Published on December 23, 2014

Various concerts recorded by Hessian Radio 1956-1960 remind us of the rarified art of Christian Ferras, a great but tragic artist.


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.




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