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Ludwig Hoelscher, cello = Music of DVORAK, BACH, GRIEG & CHOPIN – Meloclassic Ludwig Hoelscher, cello = Music of DVORAK, BACH, GRIEG & CHOPIN – Meloclassic
Published on September 21, 2014

Two fine German performers who unfortunately supported the Nazis.


“Gerard Souzay” (“Most-Wanted Recitals” series) = Baroque arias by GLUCK, HANDEL, LULLY, MONTEVERDI, RAMEAU – Decca “Gerard Souzay” (“Most-Wanted Recitals” series) = Baroque arias by GLUCK, HANDEL, LULLY, MONTEVERDI, RAMEAU – Decca
Published on September 10, 2014

A rarity arrives again newly digitized. Souzay is generally great, but is this one of his best?


Accidental Stereo: Reconstructed Recordings, 1929-1933 – most of the classical recordings where the original 78 matches up with a standby recording made at the same time from another mic – Pristine Audio Accidental Stereo: Reconstructed Recordings, 1929-1933 – most of the classical recordings where the original 78 matches up with a standby recording made at the same time from another mic – Pristine Audio
Published on September 10, 2014

A “happy accident,” indeed, as we hear stereo effects from golden age readings of significant repertory, brilliantly restored.


Annie Fischer, piano – The Essential Collection = Works of BEETHOVEN, MOZART & LISZT – Hungaroton Annie Fischer, piano – The Essential Collection = Works of BEETHOVEN, MOZART & LISZT – Hungaroton
Published on September 10, 2014

For the Annie Fischer centennial, Hungaraton proffers her potent keyboard art in two works that well defined her musical ambitions.


Wilhelm Kempff = MOZART: Fantasia in D Minor; RAMEAU: Les trios mains; COUPERIN: Le carillon de Cythere; BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 15 “Pastoral”; SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata “Fantasie-Sonata” – Wilhelm Kempff, piano – MeloClassic Wilhelm Kempff = MOZART: Fantasia in D Minor; RAMEAU: Les trios mains; COUPERIN: Le carillon de Cythere; BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 15 “Pastoral”; SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata “Fantasie-Sonata” – Wilhelm Kempff, piano – MeloClassic
Published on September 06, 2014

A combination of two French recitals by Wilhelm Kempff, whose unassuming approach to music motivated Alfred Brendel to call Kempff “the perfect virtuoso.”


MOZART:  String Quintet in C Major; String Quintet in G Minor – Fine Arts Q./ J. Dupouy, viola – Lodia MOZART: String Quintet in C Major; String Quintet in G Minor – Fine Arts Q./ J. Dupouy, viola – Lodia
Published on September 04, 2014

Two Mozart masterpieces in the string quintet medium expertly realized by a veteran ensemble thoroughly devoted to the genre.


Oscar Shumsky. violin = Works of BACH, BEETHOVEN TELEMANN, MOZART, RACHMANINOFF, HINDEMITH, SCHUBERT, KREISLER, SCHUMANN, SAINT-SEANS & Others – with various soloists & orch. – Doremi (3 CDs) Oscar Shumsky. violin = Works of BACH, BEETHOVEN TELEMANN, MOZART, RACHMANINOFF, HINDEMITH, SCHUBERT, KREISLER, SCHUMANN, SAINT-SEANS & Others – with various soloists & orch. – Doremi (3 CDs)
Published on August 29, 2014

Virtuoso Oscar Shumsky receives a generous part of his long overdue tribute as a master violinist of extraordinary range and accomplishment.


STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring; Symphony of Psalms – SWR Sym. Orch. of Baden-Baden and Freiburg; Choir and Orch. of the French Nat. Radio Orch./ Jascha Horenstein – Pristine Audio STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring; Symphony of Psalms – SWR Sym. Orch. of Baden-Baden and Freiburg; Choir and Orch. of the French Nat. Radio Orch./ Jascha Horenstein – Pristine Audio
Published on August 26, 2014

Pristine has a coup in this reissue of classic readings of Stravinsky by Jascha Horenstein, a true evening of exemplary musicianship.




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