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David Oistrakh Collection, Vol. 14:  Live Performances in Stockholm – Works of BACH, BRAHMS, HAYDN, PROKOFIEV, MOZART, STENHAMMER, AULIN – Doremi (2 CDs) David Oistrakh Collection, Vol. 14: Live Performances in Stockholm – Works of BACH, BRAHMS, HAYDN, PROKOFIEV, MOZART, STENHAMMER, AULIN – Doremi (2 CDs)
Published on June 02, 2014

The great Russian violinist appears in Sweden, where he proffers us two new items for his immense discography by Stenhammar and Aulin.


A Matthay Miscellany = Tobias Matthay, piano & his pupils/ Minneapolis Sym. Orch./ Eugene Ormandy (Honegger) – Appian Recordings (2 CDs) A Matthay Miscellany = Tobias Matthay, piano & his pupils/ Minneapolis Sym. Orch./ Eugene Ormandy (Honegger) – Appian Recordings (2 CDs)
Published on June 01, 2014

Britain’s most esteemed pianist-pedagogue and his pupils come together in a broad spectrum of music performed with elegance, taste, and bravura.


The Art of Arthur Grumiaux = Works of MOZART, SCHUBERT, MENDELSSOHN, BRAHMS, FRANCK, RAVEL, YSAYE, CHAUSSON, STRAVINSKY – Arthur Grumiaux/others – Andromeda (4 CDs) The Art of Arthur Grumiaux = Works of MOZART, SCHUBERT, MENDELSSOHN, BRAHMS, FRANCK, RAVEL, YSAYE, CHAUSSON, STRAVINSKY – Arthur Grumiaux/others – Andromeda (4 CDs)
Published on May 26, 2014

Collected from Italian and German radio broadcasts, this four-disc tribute to Belgian violin wizard Arthur Grumiaux brings riches beyond the period sound of the performances.


Beecham conducts Mozart Symphonies, Vol. 2 = MOZART: Symphony No. 38 in D Major, “Prague”; Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major; Divertimento No. 2 in D Major – Royal Philharmonic Orch. – Pristine Audio Beecham conducts Mozart Symphonies, Vol. 2 = MOZART: Symphony No. 38 in D Major, “Prague”; Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major; Divertimento No. 2 in D Major – Royal Philharmonic Orch. – Pristine Audio
Published on May 21, 2014

Vigor of style and athletic, tasteful exuberance mark the Beecham Mozart recordings expertly restored by Andrew Rose.


JOHN TAVENER: Ikon of Light = Ikon of Light; Funeral Ikos; The Lamb; Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete – The Tallis Scholars/ Peter Phillips – Gimel JOHN TAVENER: Ikon of Light = Ikon of Light; Funeral Ikos; The Lamb; Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete – The Tallis Scholars/ Peter Phillips – Gimel
Published on May 16, 2014

An old and revered, and somewhat important recording, with caveats regarding Ikon of Light.


A Tribute to Erling Bloendal Bengtsson, Vol. 3 = KABALEVSKY: Cello Concerto No. 1; MENDELSSOHN: Cello Sonata No. 2; JOLIVET: Suite en concert pour violoncello – Erling Bloendal Bengtsson, cello/ Anker Blyme, piano/ Iceland Sym. Orch. / Jean-Pierre Jacquillat – Danacord A Tribute to Erling Bloendal Bengtsson, Vol. 3 = KABALEVSKY: Cello Concerto No. 1; MENDELSSOHN: Cello Sonata No. 2; JOLIVET: Suite en concert pour violoncello – Erling Bloendal Bengtsson, cello/ Anker Blyme, piano/ Iceland Sym. Orch. / Jean-Pierre Jacquillat – Danacord
Published on May 14, 2014

From Icelandic Radio tapes issued for the first time, we have more evidence of the broad range and sterling musicianship of cello wizard Erling Bloendal Bengtsson.


BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1 in C Major; Symphony No. 3, (Eroica) – Philharmonic-Sym. of New York/ Willem Mengelberg – Pristine Audio BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1 in C Major; Symphony No. 3, (Eroica) – Philharmonic-Sym. of New York/ Willem Mengelberg – Pristine Audio
Published on May 10, 2014

Historic 1930 readings of Beethoven from New York grant an epic breadth to scores Mengelberg leads in the grand Romantic tradition.


Wanda Landowska – Le Temple de la Musique Ancienne = Works of J.S. BACH – Wanda Landowska, Pleyel harpsichord – Paradizo (CD+CD-ROM) Wanda Landowska – Le Temple de la Musique Ancienne = Works of J.S. BACH – Wanda Landowska, Pleyel harpsichord – Paradizo (CD+CD-ROM)
Published on May 09, 2014

A document on CD & CD-ROM of a milestone in the early music revival.


Julius Katchen, p. = Works of LISZT, BRAHMS, BEETHOVEN, SCHUMANN, CHOPIN – Audite (2 CDs) Julius Katchen, p. = Works of LISZT, BRAHMS, BEETHOVEN, SCHUMANN, CHOPIN – Audite (2 CDs)
Published on May 06, 2014

The tragically short-lived Julius Katchen has an expanded discography courtesy of RIAS tapes from his 1962 and 1964 studio recitals.




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