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

Pristine Classical

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

Most Recent Releases

Jascha Spivakovsky Volume 6

"Each volume of our Jascha Spivakovsky series, "From Bach to Bloch" (and yes, we'll get to Bloch eventually!) adds another dimension to the slender but growing catalogue of Jascha's recordings, and this sixth outing is no exception. For the first time we find him playing works by the two Franz's, Schubert and Liszt - an Impromptu and a Hungarian Rhapsody respectively.

Elsewhere there are substantial works by J. S. Bach - the Italian ConcertoMozart and Schubert - a piano sonata each - and two shorter works from Chopin.

The Spivakovsky legend continues to build with each release and we're sure this one will do nothing but add to his growing reputation. Despite never recording commercially this collection of broadcast and private recordings offers a vital window on one of the great pianists of the twentieth century.

Sir Dan Godfrey - A Sesquicentennial Salute

The name of Sir Dan Godfrey may be new to you. It certainly was to Pristine when Mark Obert-Thorn spotted and relayed to us the news that this redoubtable conductor and champion of classical music in the modest south coast English seaside resort of Bournemouth would have been celebrating his 150th birthday on Wednesday, 20 June.

Starting quite literally from nothing in the late Victorian era, Godfrey built an orchestra which, now as the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, lives on to this day. The  orchestra's conductor and founder, he ran the ensemble for more than forty years, conducting thousands of concerts and promoting innumerable new works and composers.

Godfrey also had a briefly prolific recording career, including the highlight of this release, Mozart's Jupiter Symphony, recorded for Columbia in 1927 with what was almost certainly the London Symphony Orchestra, receiving here its first post-78rpm release, together with a selection of overtures, marches and short works by a wide variety of composers. A fascinating chapter of musical history.

Joan Sutherland - Classic & Rare!

This remarkable release of music starring the unsurpassed talent of Joan Sutherland combines the classic and the rare in a 2CD album release. The classic is her 1959 recording with Peter Pears and Sir Adrian Boult of Handel's opera Acis and Galatea, in a superb new stereo XR remastering by Andrew Rose.

"Joan Sutherland is a perfect Galatea ... Her singing of "Hush the pretty warbling choir" and "As when the dove" puts her on a pedestal of classic elegance" - The Gramophone

It's one of the classics of the recorded catalogue, with Sutherland's interpretation never bettered.

Also included are two recitals where La Stupenda is joined by husband Richard Bonynge at the keyboard - piano and harpsichord - for a series of songs and arias drawn largely from the later baroque and classical eras. Once again her performances are exquisite in these rare recordings, a number of which may be getting their first outing in this release.

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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