Classical Reissue Reviews

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Animals in Music (TrackList follows) – Various orchestras/conductors – Naxos (2 CDs) Animals in Music (TrackList follows) – Various orchestras/conductors – Naxos (2 CDs)
Published on April 22, 2014

A most ingenious programming ploy, calling on the huge Naxos collection of recordings.


ERNO DOHNANYI plays = DOHNANYI; HAYDN; BEETHOVEN; Piano; SCHUMANN– Erno Dohnanyi, p./ Royal Philharmonic Orch./ Sir Adrian Boult – Pristine Audio ERNO DOHNANYI plays = DOHNANYI; HAYDN; BEETHOVEN; Piano; SCHUMANN– Erno Dohnanyi, p./ Royal Philharmonic Orch./ Sir Adrian Boult – Pristine Audio
Published on April 19, 2014

So far as “composers play their own works,” this release from Pristine of Erno von Dohnanyi’s EMI and Remington recordings holds a special pride of place.


BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Major; FRANCK: Violin Sonata in A Major – Sidney Weiss, violin/ Jeanne Weiss, p. – Crystal Records BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Major; FRANCK: Violin Sonata in A Major – Sidney Weiss, violin/ Jeanne Weiss, p. – Crystal Records
Published on April 15, 2014

The Weiss Duo presents two classic violin sonatas in splendid form, emotionally vibrant and poetically etched as every turn.


“Decca Sound – The Analogue Years (Limited Edition)” – Various artists – 54 CDs & booklet – Decca Universal Music “Decca Sound – The Analogue Years (Limited Edition)” – Various artists – 54 CDs & booklet – Decca Universal Music
Published on April 14, 2014

A superb collection that documents Decca’s mastery of the recording art.


Play it Again – The Classic Sound of Hollywood – Charles Gerhardt /The National Philharmonic and other orch. and conductors – TCM Masterworks (2 CDs) Play it Again – The Classic Sound of Hollywood – Charles Gerhardt /The National Philharmonic and other orch. and conductors – TCM Masterworks (2 CDs)
Published on April 09, 2014

A two-CD set of some of the great Charles Gerhardt movie scores and a disc of many others from various sources.


BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2; MOZART: Rondo in D Major for Piano and Orch.; 10 Variations on a Theme by Gluck – Emil Gilels, p./ Moscow Philharmonic Orch./ Kiril Kondrashin/ Leningrad Philharmonic/Neeme Jarvi (Mozart) – Doremi mono BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2; MOZART: Rondo in D Major for Piano and Orch.; 10 Variations on a Theme by Gluck – Emil Gilels, p./ Moscow Philharmonic Orch./ Kiril Kondrashin/ Leningrad Philharmonic/Neeme Jarvi (Mozart) – Doremi mono
Published on April 07, 2014

Emil Gilels characteristically reveals his power and poetry in music by Brahms and Mozart from vintage performances from Russia.


BERLIOZ: Romeo et Juliette Symphony – Prague Festival Orch. and Choir and Soloists/ Carlos Paita – Lodia Music Int. (2 CDs) BERLIOZ: Romeo et Juliette Symphony – Prague Festival Orch. and Choir and Soloists/ Carlos Paita – Lodia Music Int. (2 CDs)
Published on March 27, 2014

An inflamed, virtually “anonymous” performance by Carlos Paita of Berlioz’s most ravishing score, this 1978 incarnation may prove a Romantic’s dream-version.




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