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

COLLINS Sibelius Symphonies Volume 3

"The sonic improvement is remarkable; we now have a new breadth and vividness of a kind never encountered before." - MusicWeb International (on Vol. 1)

This week we complete the iconic Sibelius Symphony cycle recorded by Anthony Collins and the London Philharmonic Orchestra for Decca in the 1950s. This third and final volume features Symphonies 5, 6 and 7 - and once again they sound magnificent!

BLACK FRIDAY PROMOTION: From 3pm Paris time (2pm GMT, 9am EST), Friday 25 November, and for exactly 48 hours until the same time Sunday 27 November, get 25% off all our download recordings and our Digital Music Collection - that's a massive €300 reduction on the latter!

SABAJNO conducts Verdi: Aïda

This week’s release presents a legendary opera recording, one so highly esteemed by Fanfare critic James Altena that he included it among the seven complete opera sets of the 78 rpm era which remain “unsuperseded” and “indispensable to every historic opera collection” – the 1928 La Scala recording of Verdi’s Aïda with Dusolina Giannini and Aureliano Pertile, conducted by Carlo Sabajno, in a fabulous new transfer for Pristine by Mark Obert-Thorn.

We still can’t stop playing repeatedly, just for sheer pleasure, the beginning of Act 2, Scene 2, with the chorus, Triumphal March and dances, and marvel at the presence and detail that has emerged from the original recording.  We hope you will be swept away as well by the sound and performances in this grandest of grand operas!

ORMANDY 123RD BIRTHDAY PROMOTION: From 3pm Paris time, Friday 18 November, and for exactly one week, we mark the birthday of EUGENE ORMANDY with a special 10% discount on all our recordings of his music, in download or CD format - the discount is automatic and will be applied at the checkout.

BUSCH Mozart: Così fan tutte

This week we bring you another of the wonderful fruits of our collaboration with the Busch Brothers Archive in Germany - a world first release of the earliest live recording - and only the second full recording ever to be issued - of one of the greatest Classical operas.

When Fritz Busch - undoubtedly one of the greatest operatic conductors of his era - conducted Mozart's Così fan tutte in Stockholm in 1940 it was, in many ways, his Glyndebourne production - recorded by Busch in the studio for the first time by HMV in 1935 - transplanted from wartime England to Sweden's Royal Opera.

COPLAND 122ND BIRTHDAY PROMOTION: From 3pm Paris time, Friday 11 November, and for exactly one week, we mark the birthday of AARON COPLAND with a special 10% discount on all our recordings of his music, in download or CD format - the discount is automatic and will be applied at the checkout.

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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