Classical Reissue Reviews

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MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde – Christa Ludwig, alto/ Waldemar Kmentt, tenor/ Vienna Sym. Orch./ Carlos Kleiber – Vienna Symphoniker MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde – Christa Ludwig, alto/ Waldemar Kmentt, tenor/ Vienna Sym. Orch./ Carlos Kleiber – Vienna Symphoniker
Published on October 16, 2014

Patient and painstaking restoration allows us to savor in real terms the one Mahler interpretation bequeathed us by Carlos Kleiber.


Felix Salmond, cello = Works of BEETHOVEN, BRUCH, ST.-SAENS, GLAZUNOV, BRIDGE, GRIEG & Trad. – Pristine Audio Felix Salmond, cello = Works of BEETHOVEN, BRUCH, ST.-SAENS, GLAZUNOV, BRIDGE, GRIEG & Trad. – Pristine Audio
Published on October 13, 2014

Pristine restores much of the electrical recording legacy of Felix Salmond, Britain’s extraordinary cellist.


BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata in C Major; BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 1 – Mindru Katz, piano/ Israel Philharmonic Orch./ Josef Krips – Cembal d’amour BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata in C Major; BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 1 – Mindru Katz, piano/ Israel Philharmonic Orch./ Josef Krips – Cembal d’amour
Published on October 10, 2014

Mindru Katz at his elegant and explosive best in the music of Beethoven and Brahms.


Conductor Erich Roehn = Works of BRUCH, BEETHOVEN, VIVALDI & SCHUBERT – MeloClassic Conductor Erich Roehn = Works of BRUCH, BEETHOVEN, VIVALDI & SCHUBERT – MeloClassic
Published on October 08, 2014

A collection of wartime studio recordings attests to Erich Roehn’s versatility in various ensembles.


Johanna Martzy, Vol. 3 = Music of VIVALDI, RAVEL, SYMANOWSKI, BARTOK, BRAHMS, FALLA, MOZART, BACH, SUK & others – with var. orchestras – Doremi (2 CDs) Johanna Martzy, Vol. 3 = Music of VIVALDI, RAVEL, SYMANOWSKI, BARTOK, BRAHMS, FALLA, MOZART, BACH, SUK & others – with var. orchestras – Doremi (2 CDs)
Published on October 06, 2014

Violinist Johanna Martzy accumulates more recorded legacy to enhance her already cult-like status.


Ginette Nuveu (Studio Recordings) = R. STRAUSS, CHOPIN, GLUCK, SUK, TARTINI Etc. – Opus Kura Ginette Nuveu (Studio Recordings) = R. STRAUSS, CHOPIN, GLUCK, SUK, TARTINI Etc. – Opus Kura
Published on September 30, 2014

The French genius of the violin died too early, but her collected studio recordings testify to an immortal talent.


ADAM: Giselle – Ballet Suite, ed. BUESSER; TCHAIKOVSKY: Nutcracker ballet Suite – Orch. du Theatre National De L’Opera Paris/ Richard Blareau/ Royal Philharmonic Orch./ George Weldon – Guild ADAM: Giselle – Ballet Suite, ed. BUESSER; TCHAIKOVSKY: Nutcracker ballet Suite – Orch. du Theatre National De L’Opera Paris/ Richard Blareau/ Royal Philharmonic Orch./ George Weldon – Guild
Published on September 29, 2014

Congenial performances of 1953 and 1960, of two ballet staples make a pleasant hour of listening, but visceral music these are not.


BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto in D Major; BRAHMS: Violin Concerto in D Major – Bronislaw Huberman, violin/ Vienna Philharmonic Orch./ George Szell/ New York Philharmonic Orch./ Artur Rodzinski – Pristine BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto in D Major; BRAHMS: Violin Concerto in D Major – Bronislaw Huberman, violin/ Vienna Philharmonic Orch./ George Szell/ New York Philharmonic Orch./ Artur Rodzinski – Pristine
Published on September 29, 2014

Andrew Rose restores Bronislaw Huberman renditions of the two great violin concertos in the canon, and the results should mesmerize us forever.


MEDTNER plays MEDTNER: Vol. 1 = Eight Fairy Tales; Three Novellas; Festive Dance; Spring; Morning Song; Tragic Sonata; Joyful Dance – Nikolai Medtner, piano – Melodiya MEDTNER plays MEDTNER: Vol. 1 = Eight Fairy Tales; Three Novellas; Festive Dance; Spring; Morning Song; Tragic Sonata; Joyful Dance – Nikolai Medtner, piano – Melodiya
Published on September 26, 2014

Composer-pianist Nikolai Medtner appears in historic performances of his own works, idiosyncratic and brilliant in every sense.


Ida Haendel – Prague Recordings 1957-1965 = Supraphon (5 CDs) Ida Haendel – Prague Recordings 1957-1965 = Supraphon (5 CDs)
Published on September 22, 2014

Supraphon’s generous tribute to Polish violin virtuoso Ida Haendel restores her Prague recordings and appearances, many of them superlative readings.




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