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Charles Munch – Boston Rarities, Vol. 2 = Works of BEETHOVEN, SCHUBERT, DEBUSSY, BLOCH & HAIEFF – Boston Sym./ Charles Munch – Pristine Audio Charles Munch – Boston Rarities, Vol. 2 = Works of BEETHOVEN, SCHUBERT, DEBUSSY, BLOCH & HAIEFF – Boston Sym./ Charles Munch – Pristine Audio
Published on August 06, 2014

More rare treasures from the RCA vaults of Charles Munch and the Boston Symphony, returned to us in distinctively fine sound.


KHACHATURIAN: Several works – Hideko Udagawa, violin/ Boris Berezovsky, p. – Nimbus Alliance KHACHATURIAN: Several works – Hideko Udagawa, violin/ Boris Berezovsky, p. – Nimbus Alliance
Published on August 05, 2014

From 2005, we have two master musicians who pay major homage to the youthful and previously neglected scores of Aram Khachaturian.


Leopold Stokowski = Works of Shostakovich, Vaughan Williams, Amirov, Kurka – New York Philharmonic – Guild Leopold Stokowski = Works of Shostakovich, Vaughan Williams, Amirov, Kurka – New York Philharmonic – Guild
Published on August 03, 2014

Stokowski in live concerts with the New York Philharmonic, 1960 & 1962, leads works familiar and unfamiliar.


Alexander Brailowsky = MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition; BORODIN: Scherzo in A-flat Major; DEBUSSY: Reflets dans l’eau; CHOPIN: Piano Sonata No. 2 “Funeral March” – Alexander Brailowsky, p. – MeloClassic Alexander Brailowsky = MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition; BORODIN: Scherzo in A-flat Major; DEBUSSY: Reflets dans l’eau; CHOPIN: Piano Sonata No. 2 “Funeral March” – Alexander Brailowsky, p. – MeloClassic
Published on July 30, 2014

In a recital from Paris, 1949, Alexander Brailowsky testifies to his poetic virtuosity, though within certain limits.


The Huberman Week Festival = Works of BACH, VIVALDI, BEETHOVEN, MENDELSSOHN, TCHAIKOVSKY, ELGAR, SIBELIUS & BARTOK – violin soloists/ Israel Philharmonic Orch./ Zubin Mehta – Helicon (4 CDs) The Huberman Week Festival = Works of BACH, VIVALDI, BEETHOVEN, MENDELSSOHN, TCHAIKOVSKY, ELGAR, SIBELIUS & BARTOK – violin soloists/ Israel Philharmonic Orch./ Zubin Mehta – Helicon (4 CDs)
Published on July 27, 2014

Devotees of “the Jewish fiddle” will discover virtuoso treasures from this Festival of Music devoted to Bronislaw Huberman, from Israel, 1982.


Monique de la Bruchollerie, piano = Works BEETHOVEN, LISZT, SCHUMANN, CHOPIN, SOLER, GALLES, RODRIGUEZ – MeloClassic Monique de la Bruchollerie, piano = Works BEETHOVEN, LISZT, SCHUMANN, CHOPIN, SOLER, GALLES, RODRIGUEZ – MeloClassic
Published on July 22, 2014


The powerful French virtuoso Bruchollerie is captured in a live recital at the peak of her “formidable” powers.


Schneiderhahn Quartet = HAYDN: String Quartet in C Major; BRAHMS: String Quartet in C Minor; SCHUMANN: String Quartet in A Major – Schneiderhahn Q. – MeloClassic Schneiderhahn Quartet = HAYDN: String Quartet in C Major; BRAHMS: String Quartet in C Minor; SCHUMANN: String Quartet in A Major – Schneiderhahn Q. – MeloClassic
Published on July 20, 2014

An important new label restores historic performance from wartime German radio by the famed Schneiderhahn Quartet.


Mordecai Shehori plays BEETHOVEN, Vol. 2 = Cembal d’amour Mordecai Shehori plays BEETHOVEN, Vol. 2 = Cembal d’amour
Published on July 18, 2014

More elegantly “musical” Beethoven from Mordecai Shehori, who eschews mere bravura for intelligence and authenticity of expression.


Arthur de Greef: Solo and Concerto Recordings = Volumes 1 thru 4 – acoustic & electrical recordings – APR (4 CDs) Arthur de Greef: Solo and Concerto Recordings = Volumes 1 thru 4 – acoustic & electrical recordings – APR (4 CDs)
Published on July 18, 2014

An extensive survey of Belgian piano virtuoso Arthur de Greef reveals a master of an idiom he knew well.


PROKOFIEV: Concertos for Piano and Orchestra, Nos. 1 – 5 – Vladimir Krainev, piano/ Moscow Philharmonic Orch./ Dmitri Kitaenko – Melodiya (2 CDs) PROKOFIEV: Concertos for Piano and Orchestra, Nos. 1 – 5 – Vladimir Krainev, piano/ Moscow Philharmonic Orch./ Dmitri Kitaenko – Melodiya (2 CDs)
Published on July 13, 2014

A grand surprise for Prokofiev concertos enthusiasts; Krainev blazes his way through the cycle with demonic expertise.




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