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Geza Anda – The Telefunken Recordings = SCHUMANN: Carnaval; Symphonic Etudes; BACH: Partita No. 2 in c minor; HAYDN: Piano Sonata No. 23; MOZART: Piano Sonata in D – Geza Anda, p. – Audite Geza Anda – The Telefunken Recordings = SCHUMANN: Carnaval; Symphonic Etudes; BACH: Partita No. 2 in c minor; HAYDN: Piano Sonata No. 23; MOZART: Piano Sonata in D – Geza Anda, p. – Audite
Published on June 25, 2015

Geza Anda has a gap in his discography filled in this generous selection of Telefunken inscriptions, 1950-1951.


Rudolf Firkusny, piano = MOZART: Fantasia in C Minor; SCHUMANN: Davidsbuendlertaenze; Kinderszenen;  SCHUBERT: Drei Klavierstuecke – Rudolf Firkusny, p. – MeloClassic Rudolf Firkusny, piano = MOZART: Fantasia in C Minor; SCHUMANN: Davidsbuendlertaenze; Kinderszenen; SCHUBERT: Drei Klavierstuecke – Rudolf Firkusny, p. – MeloClassic
Published on June 20, 2015

Always brilliant and elegant at once, the impassioned Rudolf Firkusny delivers and Austro-German recital culled from recitals 1957-1964.


Lucien Caillet – Studio Recordings, 1936-1946 = Works of BACH, PURCELL, TURINA, CAILLET, MUSSORGSKY – Ormandy/ Reiner/ Stokowski/ Fiedler – Pristine Audio Lucien Caillet – Studio Recordings, 1936-1946 = Works of BACH, PURCELL, TURINA, CAILLET, MUSSORGSKY – Ormandy/ Reiner/ Stokowski/ Fiedler – Pristine Audio
Published on June 18, 2015

Pristine’s Mark Obert-Thorn assembles a generous tribute to Lucien Caillet’s gifts as orchestrator and arranger of classical scores.


Camilla Wicks, violin – Five Decades of Treasured Performances = with Norwegian Radio Orch., Hollywood Bowl Sym., Stockholm Royal Philharmonic etc. – Music & Arts (6 CDs) Camilla Wicks, violin – Five Decades of Treasured Performances = with Norwegian Radio Orch., Hollywood Bowl Sym., Stockholm Royal Philharmonic etc. – Music & Arts (6 CDs)
Published on June 18, 2015

We have a spectacular assemblage of live performances by an American “original” among violin virtuosos, Camilla Wicks, whose illustrious art never wavers.


CHOPIN: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor; SCHUMANN: Kreisleriana – Jean-Baptiste Mueller, p. –  Klavier CHOPIN: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor; SCHUMANN: Kreisleriana – Jean-Baptiste Mueller, p. – Klavier
Published on June 15, 2015

The young Swiss pianist Jean-Baptiste Mueller finds kindred spirits in Chopin and Schumann, both of whom he performs stylistically.


Mercury Living Presence: The Collector’s Edition 3 [DiscList follows] – Mercury/Universal (53 CDs) Mercury Living Presence: The Collector’s Edition 3 [DiscList follows] – Mercury/Universal (53 CDs)
Published on June 14, 2015

The third and last multi-CD set covering the audiophile recordings of Mercury Living Presence.


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.




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