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

MONTEUX in Philadelphia

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Pierre Monteux was an occasional guest conductor over several decades with The Philadelphia Orchestra, and these relatively rare appearances resulted in four broadcasts - three in 1945 and one, in stereo, in 1960.

This release brings together previously unheard recordings of Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet Suite No. 1 from the first broadcast - a piece new to the conductor's catalogue - together with the complete final broadcast of 1960, featuring Brahms' Tragic Overture, Hindemith's Mathis der Maler Symphony and Schubert's 'Great' 9th Symphony in superb stereo sound.

BEECHAM conducts Beethoven Symphonies

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Sir Thomas Beecham made surprisingly few recordings of music by Beethoven, despite being one of the most recorded musicians of his era. This week selects four of those relative rarities - Symphonies Nos. 2, 6, 7 and 8 - all recorded in the 1950s with his Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

The recordings are split neatly in two, divided by the move from mono to stereo recording, with two in each category. All have benefited hugely from XR remastering, bringing significant improvements in sound quality - most especially heard in the 'Pastoral' and Eighth, recorded in 1951/2.

HARTY conducts Music of the British Isles

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Sir Hamilton Harty was a stalwart of the British and Irish music world in the first half of the 20th century until his death in 1941. He conducted, composed, taught, commissioned, accompanied and - happily for us - recorded.

The main work here is Elgar's Enigma Variations. Harty's 1931 recording with the Hallé is a fabulous and very well-played interpretation which sounds great in Mark Obert-Thorn's new transfer. Harty's recordings of his own works included one acoustic recording, which we'll be issuing at a later date, and the pieces included here, which comprise all his electrical recordings of his own music.

For aficionados of British music this really is an indispensable 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