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MOZART: Complete Operas = Le nozze di Figaro; Don Giovanni; Cosí fan tutte; Die Zauberflöte – Var. soloists & orch./Otto Klemperer – Warner Classics (11 CDs) MOZART: Complete Operas = Le nozze di Figaro; Don Giovanni; Cosí fan tutte; Die Zauberflöte – Var. soloists & orch./Otto Klemperer – Warner Classics (11 CDs)
Published on December 30, 2013

MOZART: Complete Operas = Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492; Don Giovanni, K. 527; Cosí fan tutte, K. 588; Die Zauberflöte K. 620 – Luigi Alva/ Gabriel Bacquier/ Teresa Berganza/ Walter Berry/ Geraint Evans/ Mirella Freni/ Nicolai Ghiaurov/ Gundula Janowitz/ Christa Ludwig/ Yvonne Minton/ Lucia Popp/ Margaret Price/ Elisabeth Schwarzkopf/ Kiri Te Kanawa/ Gerhard Unger/ […]


Keith Jarrett, organ – Hymns; Spheres – ECM (2 CDs) Keith Jarrett, organ – Hymns; Spheres – ECM (2 CDs)
Published on December 27, 2013

A testament to the amazing musical creativity of Keith Jarrett, no matter the keyboard instrument.


SCHUBERT: Octet in F Major – Gaudier Ensemble – Helios SCHUBERT: Octet in F Major – Gaudier Ensemble – Helios
Published on December 25, 2013

The Helios reissue of the Gaudier Ensemble Schubert Octet deserves to be heard and re-heard, a real tour de force performance of a work of unconquerable spirit.


MAHLER: Symphony No. 7 in E Minor – Berlin Philharmonic/ Michael Gielen – Testament MAHLER: Symphony No. 7 in E Minor – Berlin Philharmonic/ Michael Gielen – Testament
Published on December 24, 2013

Some remarkable playing from the post-Karajan Berlin Philharmonic in the music of Mahler, led by an energized, even demonized, Michael Gielen.


MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major; Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat Major – Lars Vogt, p./ Frankfurt Radio Sym. Orch./ Paavo Jarvi – Cavi-Music MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major; Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat Major – Lars Vogt, p./ Frankfurt Radio Sym. Orch./ Paavo Jarvi – Cavi-Music
Published on December 24, 2013

Thoroughly refreshed thoughts from Vogt and Jarvi on two of Mozart’s late piano concertos add a touch of elegant heroism and refined intimacy to these familiar works.


Walter Gieseking – The Complete Homocord Recordings and Rarities = Works of BACH, CHOPIN, LISZT, DEBUSSY, D. SCARLATTI, POULENC, MOZART ETC. – APR (2 CDs) Walter Gieseking – The Complete Homocord Recordings and Rarities = Works of BACH, CHOPIN, LISZT, DEBUSSY, D. SCARLATTI, POULENC, MOZART ETC. – APR (2 CDs)
Published on December 24, 2013

This historical assemblage of Walter Gieseking’s early recordings should prove seminal in any discussion of his monumental contribution to the art of the keyboard.




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