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

Nathan Milstein Solo Columbias Vol. 1

"...he is above all a contemplative player, inclining to the quiet and the reflective. There is evidence of this in the exquisitely drawn melodic line of the Largo ... Here is an admirable partnership. This lovely quiet record is most earnestly to be recommended from every point of view." - The Gramophone, 1936

This week we begin a delightful new series of recordings made by violinist Nathan Milstein for Columbia in the US, starting with a selection of discs cut between 1935 and 1938 and featuring music by Bach, Vivaldi, Pergolesi, Tartini, Nardini and Vitali, all in delicious new transfers by Mark Obert-Thorn.

We also celebrate the recordings of Herbert von Karajan, who died 35 years ago this week, with a special discount on them all at Pristine running until Friday 26 July.

FOU TS'ONG plays Schubert

This week we return to the fabulous 1990s concert recordings of the brilliant Chinese pianists Fou Ts'ong, with two major works for solo piano by Schubert.

From Dublin in 1991 we have his 4 Impromptus, D.935, and from Wigmore Hall concert in London in 1995, the sublime Sonata No. 18 in G major. Both were captured in superb stereo sound at the time and in these Pristine masters, issued for the first time ever, sound truly exceptional.

We also commemorate one of the 20th century's musical titans on the 73rd anniversary of his death: all this week we have a special discount on music by Arnold Schoenberg.

FJELDSTAD conduct Grieg

"What good music it is! Most of us have lived all our lives with the first suite, but as one plays this record it bobs up again as fresh as a daisy. This is particularly true of the stereo disc in which I enjoyed, not so much the spread and spaciousness of the sound, as the pungency and impact of the colours. Even the Hall of the Mountain King, which I feared I had had for good, after an excessive addiction to it when I was a boy, came up with real excitement." - The Gramophone

Norwegian conductor Øivin Fjeldstad clearly had an affinity for Grieg - and here with the London Symphony Orchestra, and with Clifford Curzon at the piano, he offers wonderful performances of the Peer Gynt Suites and the Piano Concerto in superb stereo sound.

We also celebrate the 164th birthday of Gustav Mahler, with a special discount this week on all our Mahler recordings.

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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