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BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A Major; Symphony No. 8 in F Major; Coriolan & Egmont Overtures; Symphony No. 8: Andante molto moto – cond. by Weingartner – Pristine Audio BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A Major; Symphony No. 8 in F Major; Coriolan & Egmont Overtures; Symphony No. 8: Andante molto moto – cond. by Weingartner – Pristine Audio
Published on June 13, 2014

Pristine issues the fourth installment of the 1927 Beethoven Centennial series, with Felix Weingartner.


BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor; Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major – Nicholas Angelich, piano/ Frankfurt Radio Sym. Orch./ Paavo Jarvi – Erato (2 CDs) BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor; Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major – Nicholas Angelich, piano/ Frankfurt Radio Sym. Orch./ Paavo Jarvi – Erato (2 CDs)
Published on June 05, 2014

Erato reissues the two Brahms piano concertos with Nicholas Angelich; offers impressive, sympathetic interpretations.


SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 1 in E Minor; Pohjola’s Daughter; Symphony No. 5 in E-flat Major – BBC Sym. Orch. /Sir Malcolm Sargent – Guild SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 1 in E Minor; Pohjola’s Daughter; Symphony No. 5 in E-flat Major – BBC Sym. Orch. /Sir Malcolm Sargent – Guild
Published on June 05, 2014

Sir Malcolm Sargent proves a credible leader in the music of Sibelius, a composer he well championed in performance and on records.


ERIK SATIE: Nearly Complete Piano Works – Klara Körmendi, piano – Naxos (5 CDs set) ERIK SATIE: Nearly Complete Piano Works – Klara Körmendi, piano – Naxos (5 CDs set)
Published on June 05, 2014

A bargain way to get most all of Satie’s piano music in excellent performances.


David Oistrakh Collection, Vol. 14:  Live Performances in Stockholm – Works of BACH, BRAHMS, HAYDN, PROKOFIEV, MOZART, STENHAMMER, AULIN – Doremi (2 CDs) David Oistrakh Collection, Vol. 14: Live Performances in Stockholm – Works of BACH, BRAHMS, HAYDN, PROKOFIEV, MOZART, STENHAMMER, AULIN – Doremi (2 CDs)
Published on June 02, 2014

The great Russian violinist appears in Sweden, where he proffers us two new items for his immense discography by Stenhammar and Aulin.


A Matthay Miscellany = Tobias Matthay, piano & his pupils/ Minneapolis Sym. Orch./ Eugene Ormandy (Honegger) – Appian Recordings (2 CDs) A Matthay Miscellany = Tobias Matthay, piano & his pupils/ Minneapolis Sym. Orch./ Eugene Ormandy (Honegger) – Appian Recordings (2 CDs)
Published on June 01, 2014

Britain’s most esteemed pianist-pedagogue and his pupils come together in a broad spectrum of music performed with elegance, taste, and bravura.


The Art of Arthur Grumiaux = Works of MOZART, SCHUBERT, MENDELSSOHN, BRAHMS, FRANCK, RAVEL, YSAYE, CHAUSSON, STRAVINSKY – Arthur Grumiaux/others – Andromeda (4 CDs) The Art of Arthur Grumiaux = Works of MOZART, SCHUBERT, MENDELSSOHN, BRAHMS, FRANCK, RAVEL, YSAYE, CHAUSSON, STRAVINSKY – Arthur Grumiaux/others – Andromeda (4 CDs)
Published on May 26, 2014

Collected from Italian and German radio broadcasts, this four-disc tribute to Belgian violin wizard Arthur Grumiaux brings riches beyond the period sound of the performances.




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