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BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 in c Minor; HANDEL: Concerto Grosso in D Major; Concerto Grosso in g Minor, No. 6 – London Sym. Orch./ Felix Weingartner – Yves St-Laurent Studio BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 in c Minor; HANDEL: Concerto Grosso in D Major; Concerto Grosso in g Minor, No. 6 – London Sym. Orch./ Felix Weingartner – Yves St-Laurent Studio
Published on February 19, 2015

“Classical” maestro Felix Weingartner has his work in Brahms and Handel restored, and the musical moments well articulate the refined qualities of his conducting art.


SCHOENBERG: Pelleas und Melisande; Variations for Orch. – Israel Philharmonic Orch./ Zubin Mehta – Helicon SCHOENBERG: Pelleas und Melisande; Variations for Orch. – Israel Philharmonic Orch./ Zubin Mehta – Helicon
Published on February 17, 2015

Zubin Mehta leads two distinct personae in the Schoenberg canon, and they persist in their testing of our musical perceptions.


Jakob Gimpel, piano, Vol. I [TrackList follows] = St. Laurent Studio Jakob Gimpel, piano, Vol. I [TrackList follows] = St. Laurent Studio
Published on February 15, 2015

The too-often neglected Jakob Gimpel, in restorations from 1942-1946, reminds us of the extraordinary breadth and power of his musicianship.


Albert Spalding plays BEETHOVEN = Romances, Violin Sonatas [TrackList follows] – Pristine Audio Albert Spalding plays BEETHOVEN = Romances, Violin Sonatas [TrackList follows] – Pristine Audio
Published on February 08, 2015

American violin virtuoso Albert Spalding receives a major tribute in these restorations of Beethoven repertory from Mark Obert-Thorn.


Brailowsky Rarities on CD: NYC, 1940-1955 = CHOPIN, MUSSORGSKY, SCHUMANN, WEBER, LISZT, BACH, LIADOV, SCRIABIN & FRANCK – Fondazione Stauffer (2 CDs) Brailowsky Rarities on CD: NYC, 1940-1955 = CHOPIN, MUSSORGSKY, SCHUMANN, WEBER, LISZT, BACH, LIADOV, SCRIABIN & FRANCK – Fondazione Stauffer (2 CDs)
Published on January 28, 2015

Almost 40 years since the passing of Alexander Brailowsky, an enterprising French label resurrects some of his finest recorded efforts.


(Piano for Four Hands) = REGER: Sechs Walzer; SCHULHOFF: Ironien; SHERWOOD: Sonata in Blue; DEBUSSY: Ballade; MENDELSSOHN: Andante und Allegro vivace assai – Mathias Veit & Henning Lucius, piano – Telos Music (Piano for Four Hands) = REGER: Sechs Walzer; SCHULHOFF: Ironien; SHERWOOD: Sonata in Blue; DEBUSSY: Ballade; MENDELSSOHN: Andante und Allegro vivace assai – Mathias Veit & Henning Lucius, piano – Telos Music
Published on January 26, 2015

The brilliant variety of Romantic and post-Romantic four-hand music has a colorful exposition here from Veit and Lucius.


TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 2 “Little Russian”; Symphony No. 3 “Polish” – Vienna State Opera Orch./ Hans Swarowsky – Tuxedo TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 2 “Little Russian”; Symphony No. 3 “Polish” – Vienna State Opera Orch./ Hans Swarowsky – Tuxedo
Published on January 23, 2015

Hungarian maestro Swarowsky brings creditable energy and poise to two of Tchaikovsky’s less neurotic, early symphonies.



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.





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