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Conductor Kirill Kondrashin = WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll; RAVEL: Ma mere l’oye; TCHAIKOVSKY: Serenade in C Major – Staatskapelle Dresden – MeloClassic Conductor Kirill Kondrashin = WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll; RAVEL: Ma mere l’oye; TCHAIKOVSKY: Serenade in C Major – Staatskapelle Dresden – MeloClassic
Published on June 10, 2015

Spirited, rare readings from East Germany by Kirill Kondrashin, made shortly after his international “emergence” from Moscow, 1958.


Sir Malcolm Sargent = RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43; DOHNANYI: Variations on a Nursery Song, Op. 25; DVORAK: Symphonic Variations, Op. 78 – Cyril Smith, p./ Philharmonia Orch. – Guild Sir Malcolm Sargent = RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43; DOHNANYI: Variations on a Nursery Song, Op. 25; DVORAK: Symphonic Variations, Op. 78 – Cyril Smith, p./ Philharmonia Orch. – Guild
Published on June 05, 2015

Guild continues to celebrate Sir Malcolm Sargent’s legacy, here in collaboration in vital color music with pianist Cyril Smith.


Jakob Gimpel, piano – Works of CHOPIN, LISZT, SCRIABIN  & MENDELSSOHN – MeloClassic Jakob Gimpel, piano – Works of CHOPIN, LISZT, SCRIABIN & MENDELSSOHN – MeloClassic
Published on June 03, 2015

The often under-rated Jakob Gimpel in music by Chopin, Liszt, and Scriabin, extending his limited recorded legacy.


Stokowski – CD and Digital Premiers = Works of WAGNER, TCHAIKOVSKY, PURCELL & PROKOFIEV – Pristine Audio Stokowski – CD and Digital Premiers = Works of WAGNER, TCHAIKOVSKY, PURCELL & PROKOFIEV – Pristine Audio
Published on June 02, 2015

With this reissue there are only a few post-electrical Stokowski recordings remaining to be available on CD.


Stokowski – Gala Night at the Opera = Works of WAGNER, MOZART, GOUNOD, BORODIN, VERDI & PUCCINI – Soloists/Philadelphia Orch./ Leopold Stokowski – Guild Stokowski – Gala Night at the Opera = Works of WAGNER, MOZART, GOUNOD, BORODIN, VERDI & PUCCINI – Soloists/Philadelphia Orch./ Leopold Stokowski – Guild
Published on May 30, 2015

Guild permits us to relive the spectacular gala event in Philadelphia, 1962, when Stokowski led an operatic tribute to the Academy of Music.


Amadeus Quartet, Vol. 4, Modernism = Quartets of BRITTEN, TIPPETT, PURCELL, SEIBER & BARTOK – Audite (2 CDs) Amadeus Quartet, Vol. 4, Modernism = Quartets of BRITTEN, TIPPETT, PURCELL, SEIBER & BARTOK – Audite (2 CDs)
Published on May 29, 2015

Music of Britain and Germany engages the Amadeus Quartet for their 1950-1956 series of inscriptions for RIAS.


ARENSKY: Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky; TCHAIKOVSKY: Serenade in C Major for Strings; SHOSTAKOVICH: Chamber Symphony – New Moscow Ch. Orch./ Igor Shukow – Telos ARENSKY: Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky; TCHAIKOVSKY: Serenade in C Major for Strings; SHOSTAKOVICH: Chamber Symphony – New Moscow Ch. Orch./ Igor Shukow – Telos
Published on May 24, 2015

Pianist-conductor Igor Shukow delivers three intensely potent readings of Russian string works, Romantic and Modern.




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