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Pristine Classical brings you the finest historic recorded music, remastered to award-winning acclaim!

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Mengelberg

Mengelberg in New York

"Taking it all round, the set is very satisfying. Other conductors could fire us quicker, and other orchestras produce greater contrasts; but for some of the best (though not quite all) of the heroic qualities this set will take a lot of beating." - The Gramophone, 1932

Beethoven Symphony No. 1
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 "Eroica"

Recorded 1930  
PASC 412  (77:50)

Beecham

Beecham: R. Strauss & Bloch

Two world-première recordings of music which, unusually for Beecham, was written by composers who were very much still alive and working! Beecham and Szigeti gave Bloch's Violin Concerto its British première performances - this live concert recording captures brilliantly the moment.

R. Strauss Don Quixote
Alfred Wallenstein, cello

Bloch Violin Concerto
Joseph Szigeti, violin 

Recorded 1932/39  PASC 410 (73:32)

Reiner's Strauss

Reiner conducts R. Strauss

“He was a real tyrant at times but. very quietly so: he could give you a 12-ton look that could shrivel you up in your seat. He rarely if ever lost his temper but everyone knew it was Genghis Khan on the podium.” - Gramophone, 1993

R. Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra
R. Strauss Burleske (Byron Janis, piano)
R. Strauss Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche

Recorded 1952-57  PASC 407 (67:28)

Pristine Classical - what the reviewers say:

"
These transfers represent such clean, careful, and intelligent work that they still demand to be heard" - Fanfare
"Pristine Audio is to be commended for their stunning remastering" - Classical CD Review
"Recording quality such as could only be dreamed of back then..." - MusicWeb International
"The Pristine sound has a clarity, body, presence and focus..." - International Record Review
"Quite a revelation - they've done an amazing job!" - CD Review, BBC Radio Three
"Studio 8-H is transformed into a free, open space, as beautifully atmospheric as the originals were dead" - Classical Recordings Quarterly
"The SACD was nice, but next to the Pristine remasterings, the piano was rather wooden-sounding and somewhat opaque..." - Audiophile Audition