Classical Reissue Reviews

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Die 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker – 1978-2010 (8 CDs – album list follows) – Warner Classics Die 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker – 1978-2010 (8 CDs – album list follows) – Warner Classics
Published on March 03, 2015

A wonderful package of eight previous albums by the best (and probaby only) dozen cellists in the world.


Adolf Busch – BRAHMS: Violin Concerto in D Major; Double Concerto in A Minor – Adolf Busch, violin/ Hermann Busch, cello/ Orch. National de la Radiodiffusion Francaise/Paul Kletzki/ Orch. der Stadt Basel/ Hans Muench – Guild Adolf Busch – BRAHMS: Violin Concerto in D Major; Double Concerto in A Minor – Adolf Busch, violin/ Hermann Busch, cello/ Orch. National de la Radiodiffusion Francaise/Paul Kletzki/ Orch. der Stadt Basel/ Hans Muench – Guild
Published on March 02, 2015

The great German violinist and pedagogue reveals his rightful place in the annals of Brahms with musicianship of the highest order.


BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 in c Minor; HANDEL: Concerto Grosso in D Major; Concerto Grosso in g Minor, No. 6 – London Sym. Orch./ Felix Weingartner – Yves St-Laurent Studio BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 in c Minor; HANDEL: Concerto Grosso in D Major; Concerto Grosso in g Minor, No. 6 – London Sym. Orch./ Felix Weingartner – Yves St-Laurent Studio
Published on February 19, 2015

“Classical” maestro Felix Weingartner has his work in Brahms and Handel restored, and the musical moments well articulate the refined qualities of his conducting art.


SCHOENBERG: Pelleas und Melisande; Variations for Orch. – Israel Philharmonic Orch./ Zubin Mehta – Helicon SCHOENBERG: Pelleas und Melisande; Variations for Orch. – Israel Philharmonic Orch./ Zubin Mehta – Helicon
Published on February 17, 2015

Zubin Mehta leads two distinct personae in the Schoenberg canon, and they persist in their testing of our musical perceptions.


Jakob Gimpel, piano, Vol. I [TrackList follows] = St. Laurent Studio Jakob Gimpel, piano, Vol. I [TrackList follows] = St. Laurent Studio
Published on February 15, 2015

The too-often neglected Jakob Gimpel, in restorations from 1942-1946, reminds us of the extraordinary breadth and power of his musicianship.


Albert Spalding plays BEETHOVEN = Romances, Violin Sonatas [TrackList follows] – Pristine Audio Albert Spalding plays BEETHOVEN = Romances, Violin Sonatas [TrackList follows] – Pristine Audio
Published on February 08, 2015

American violin virtuoso Albert Spalding receives a major tribute in these restorations of Beethoven repertory from Mark Obert-Thorn.


Brailowsky Rarities on CD: NYC, 1940-1955 = CHOPIN, MUSSORGSKY, SCHUMANN, WEBER, LISZT, BACH, LIADOV, SCRIABIN & FRANCK – Fondazione Stauffer (2 CDs) Brailowsky Rarities on CD: NYC, 1940-1955 = CHOPIN, MUSSORGSKY, SCHUMANN, WEBER, LISZT, BACH, LIADOV, SCRIABIN & FRANCK – Fondazione Stauffer (2 CDs)
Published on January 28, 2015

Almost 40 years since the passing of Alexander Brailowsky, an enterprising French label resurrects some of his finest recorded efforts.




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