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“Fête à la Française” – A sonically refurbished collection of French romantic music of GUSTAVE CHARPENTIER, JULES MASSENET, CÉSAR FRANCK AND EDOUARD LALO – Decca Eloquence (2-CDs) “Fête à la Française” – A sonically refurbished collection of French romantic music of GUSTAVE CHARPENTIER, JULES MASSENET, CÉSAR FRANCK AND EDOUARD LALO – Decca Eloquence (2-CDs)
Published on June 25, 2014

Outstanding performances from 50 years ago conducted by Albert Wolff, of fascinating out-of-the-way repertoire.


Jean-Pierre Rampal Flute Reissue – Urania (2 CDs) Jean-Pierre Rampal Flute Reissue – Urania (2 CDs)
Published on June 24, 2014

Impeccable taste and flawless technique define the art of Jean-Pierre Rampal in Baroque and Classical styles.


LISZT: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major; Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major; Piano Sonata in b – Sviatoslav Richter, p./ Moscow Philharmonic/ Kirill Kondrashin – Doron LISZT: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major; Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major; Piano Sonata in b – Sviatoslav Richter, p./ Moscow Philharmonic/ Kirill Kondrashin – Doron
Published on June 21, 2014

The essential Liszt staples by Sviatoslav Richter in Moscow, potent alternatives to his commercial concerto records issued by Philips.


Julius Patzak sings SCHUBERT = Die Schoene Muellerin; Winterreise – Julius Patzak, tenor/ Michael Raucheisen, piano/ Joerg Demus, piano (D. 911) – Preiser (2 CDs) Julius Patzak sings SCHUBERT = Die Schoene Muellerin; Winterreise – Julius Patzak, tenor/ Michael Raucheisen, piano/ Joerg Demus, piano (D. 911) – Preiser (2 CDs)
Published on June 20, 2014

Julius Patzak brings a Viennese pathos and authenticity to Schubert’s two major song cycles.


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.




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