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BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 in c minor; BRUCH: Scottish Fantasy in E-flat Major – David Oistrakh, v./ London Sym. Orch./ Jascha Horenstein – Pristine Audio BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 in c minor; BRUCH: Scottish Fantasy in E-flat Major – David Oistrakh, v./ London Sym. Orch./ Jascha Horenstein – Pristine Audio
Published on March 21, 2015

Sterling 1962 performances of Brahms and Bruch from master conductor Jascha Horenstein make this one desirable disc acquisition, fine musicianship in spades!


Martha Argerich Vol. 4 (1955-65) = All CHOPIN works – Doremi Martha Argerich Vol. 4 (1955-65) = All CHOPIN works – Doremi
Published on March 18, 2015

Doremi extends the legacy of the youthful Martha Argerich with excerpts of her Chopin Competition efforts, and a firestorm of talent they witness.


Die 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker – 1978-2010 (8 CDs – album list follows) – Warner Classics Die 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker – 1978-2010 (8 CDs – album list follows) – Warner Classics
Published on March 03, 2015

A wonderful package of eight previous albums by the best (and probaby only) dozen cellists in the world.


Adolf Busch – BRAHMS: Violin Concerto in D Major; Double Concerto in A Minor – Adolf Busch, violin/ Hermann Busch, cello/ Orch. National de la Radiodiffusion Francaise/Paul Kletzki/ Orch. der Stadt Basel/ Hans Muench – Guild Adolf Busch – BRAHMS: Violin Concerto in D Major; Double Concerto in A Minor – Adolf Busch, violin/ Hermann Busch, cello/ Orch. National de la Radiodiffusion Francaise/Paul Kletzki/ Orch. der Stadt Basel/ Hans Muench – Guild
Published on March 02, 2015

The great German violinist and pedagogue reveals his rightful place in the annals of Brahms with musicianship of the highest order.


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.




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