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

BUDAPEST QUARTET Early Recordings

This week at Pristine we unearth more treasures from the earliest recordings of the fabulous Budapest Quartet, including the world première of Beethoven's Grosse Fugue, included as a part of the original version of his 13th String Quartet.

Also included are Beethoven's first Rasumovsky Quartet, Schubert's Quartettsatz, and rare recordings of music by Dittersdorf, Smetana and Tchaikovsky.

Plus: this week we mark the 70th anniversary of the death of American pioneering composer Charles Ives in 1954, with a special discount on all our recordings of his music.

SCHNABEL plays Beethoven

This week at Pristine we return to one of our most popular releases - Artur Schnabel's outstanding 1930s solo Beethoven recordings for HMV, which included the first ever complete sonata cycle.

Now reissued, the twelve-disc set finally returns to the Pristine catalogue in new, beautifully-designed CD packaging.

We also celebrate the birthday of French composer Gabriel Fauré, highlighting his recordings and offering a discount on all of them for the coming week.

HORENSTEIN in Venezuela

This week's release from Pristine hails from Jascha Horenstein's tours of Venezuela in the 1950s and brings some very special repertoire to the fore.

The opening Bruckner Symphony No. 3 was the first Bruckner he'd conducted in 25 years, the Venezuelan première, and the first time he'd conducted anything other than the Ninth in front of a concert audience. The recording here of Vivaldi's Concerto Grosso in D minor is the only recording of Horenstein conducting Vivaldi. And to top it all, the set concludes with the only recording of the conductor tackling Beethoven's Second Symphony. Oh - and there's a Strauss Death & Transfiguration in there too!

We also celebrate the 191st birthday of Brahms with a special discount this week on all our 141 albums featuring his music!

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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