Pristine Classical

The finest historic recorded music, remastered to award-winning acclaim

Pristine Classical

The finest historic recorded music, remastered to award-winning acclaim

Pristine Classical

The finest historic recorded music, remastered to award-winning acclaim

Pristine Classical

The finest historic recorded music, remastered to award-winning acclaim

Pristine Classical

The finest historic recorded music, remastered to award-winning acclaim

Most Recent Releases

FURTWÄNGLER's 1950 Wagner Ring Cycle

This week at Pristine we see the reissue of Furtwängler's legendary live 1950 La Scala recordings of Wagner's Ring Cycle as a premium 12-CD set with all-new artwork and packaging.

"Different restoration engineers keep improving the Furtwängler/Scala Ring cycle, and now that Andrew Rose of Pristine has gotten around to it, the result achieves a level that frankly I never thought possible. Anyone seriously interested in The Ring must know Furtwängler’s performances" - Fanfare, 2013

We also celebrate the 58th/232rd birthday of Rossini (born 29 February 1792) and the 200th birthday of Smetana with special discount offers on both composers' recordings: save 10% on Rossini and 25% on Smetana!

BJÖRLING Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci

This week we bring you two classic 'verismo' operas starring the legendary Swedish tenor, Jussi Björling. Recorded in New York in 1953 with a host of other Met Opera stars - including Zinka Milanov, Victoria de los Angeles, Robert Merrill and Leonard Warren - these are truly classic recordings.

The baton of Renato Cellini never fails to deliver in Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, and these new Ambient Stereo XR remasters have breathed new life into these fabulous studio performances.

We also celebrate the life of Sir Edward Elgar, who died 90 years ago this week, with a full 20% off all our recordings of his music - including those he conducted himself all those years ago.

GOOSSENS in Cincinnati, Volume 3

This week we complete our series of Goossens conducting the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra with a whirlwind tour of Europe. The disc begins in Norway with the first Peer Gynt Suite by Grieg. We then travel to France for Chabrier's Joyeuse Marche before heading east to Germany for a suite based on Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier as arranged by the Hungarian composer and conductor Antal Doráti.

We complete our musical tour in Italy, on Valentine's Day 1946, with recordings made that day of Respighi's Fountains of Rome and Pines of Rome. As always Mark Obert-Thorn's transfer work is superlative. The first two volumes of this series were ecstatically reviewed - this final disc will surely receive similar acclaim.

We also celebrate the 128th birthday of conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos with a special 10% discount on all his recordings at Pristine all week.

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What the reviewers say

FURTWÄNGLER Wagner Ring Cycle: 4. Götterdämmerung (1950, La Scala) - PACO093

Flagstad pours it on—the quality of her voice and her stamina are remarkable

Fanfare magazine

KLEMPERER in Philadelphia, Vol. 1: Bach, Beethoven, Brahms (1962) - PASC465

This “Eroica” is one of Klemperer’s great statements of the work

Fanfare magazine

LEINSDORF Wagner: Die Walküre (1940, Met) - PACO125

Probably the most significant recording to come along since the recent Wagner bicentennial

The Washington Post

TOSCANINI All-Verdi Concert (1943) - PACO106

Never have I heard the entire broadcast in such excellent sound ... one of the greatest of all Toscanini concerts

Fanfare magazine