Classical Reissue Reviews

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GRIEG: Complete Orchestral Works – soloists/ Malmo Sym. & Royal Scottish Sym./ Bjarte Engeset – Naxos (8 CDs) GRIEG: Complete Orchestral Works – soloists/ Malmo Sym. & Royal Scottish Sym./ Bjarte Engeset – Naxos (8 CDs)
Published on July 10, 2014

The collected Grieg orchestral works under one roof: romantic, melodious, often gripping and infinitely attractive.


Duets for Violin and Piano = SCHUBERT: Violin Sonata in A Major; Fantasie in C Major; BRAHMS: Violin Sonata No. 1 – David Oistrakh, violin/ Frida Bauer, p. – Melodiya Duets for Violin and Piano = SCHUBERT: Violin Sonata in A Major; Fantasie in C Major; BRAHMS: Violin Sonata No. 1 – David Oistrakh, violin/ Frida Bauer, p. – Melodiya
Published on July 10, 2014

These early ’70s recordings find Russian violinist David Oistrakh in excellent form.


Kreisleriana; Carnaval; Piano Sonata No. 1 in F-sharp Minor; Davidsbuendlertaenze; Fantasie in C Major; Kinderszenen: Traeumerei – Walter Gieseking, p. – Andromeda (2 CDs) Kreisleriana; Carnaval; Piano Sonata No. 1 in F-sharp Minor; Davidsbuendlertaenze; Fantasie in C Major; Kinderszenen: Traeumerei – Walter Gieseking, p. – Andromeda (2 CDs)
Published on July 08, 2014

Another attempt to “codify” the collected Schumann that Walter Gieseking recorded, 1938-1947.


O Vos Omnes: Music for Lent and Holy Week – Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola/ Kent Trittle – MSR Classics O Vos Omnes: Music for Lent and Holy Week – Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola/ Kent Trittle – MSR Classics
Published on July 06, 2014

16 years old, but worth every year—this has aged well.


ELGAR: Symphony No. 1 in A-flat Major – London Philharmonic Orch./ Sir Georg Solti – HDTT ELGAR: Symphony No. 1 in A-flat Major – London Philharmonic Orch./ Sir Georg Solti – HDTT
Published on July 06, 2014

The 1972 Solti performance of Elgar’s A-flat Symphony returns in spectacular sound from HDTT.


MAHLER: Symphony No. 5 – Berlin Philharmonic Orch./ Jascha Horenstein – Pristine Audio MAHLER: Symphony No. 5 – Berlin Philharmonic Orch./ Jascha Horenstein – Pristine Audio
Published on June 29, 2014

Pristine resurrects a powerful reading of the Mahler Fifth by Jascha Horenstein, mesmerizing in all respects.


MIECZYSLAW WEINBERG: Complete String Quartets – Quatuor Danel – CPO (6 CDs) MIECZYSLAW WEINBERG: Complete String Quartets – Quatuor Danel – CPO (6 CDs)
Published on June 28, 2014

One of the great quartet cycles of the 20th century receives definitive performances.


RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Symphonic Works – USSR State Academic Sym. Orch./ Evgeny Svetlanov – Melodiya (4 CDs) RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Symphonic Works – USSR State Academic Sym. Orch./ Evgeny Svetlanov – Melodiya (4 CDs)
Published on June 28, 2014

Svetlanov delivers a fine cross-section of the basic Rimsky-Korsakov repertory in sterling and exciting performances.


BARTOK: Bluebeard’s Castle – Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau – Bluebeard/ Irmgard Seefried – Judith/ Swiss Festival Orch./ Rafael Kubelik – Audite BARTOK: Bluebeard’s Castle – Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau – Bluebeard/ Irmgard Seefried – Judith/ Swiss Festival Orch./ Rafael Kubelik – Audite
Published on June 25, 2014

Audite restores the 1962 performance of Bartok’s single, morbid opera under the direction of Rafael Kubelik at the Lucerne Festival.


Karajan and His Soloists I = Works of Schumann, Mozart, Beethoven, Franck, Brahms, Leimer – Warner Classics set (8 CDs) Karajan and His Soloists I = Works of Schumann, Mozart, Beethoven, Franck, Brahms, Leimer – Warner Classics set (8 CDs)
Published on June 25, 2014

Warner revives a major portion of the Herbert von Karajan EMI legacy in vivid, remastered sound.




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