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

ORMANDY: Complete Minneapolis Recordings Vol. 1

This week’s release is the first in a new series devoted to a familiar conductor. Hot on the heels of our critically acclaimed releases devoted to Eugene Ormandy’s early years with the Philadelphia Orchestra, we are excited to bring you the first complete reissue of his trailblazing recordings with the Minneapolis Symphony. These featured many discographic firsts, as well as repertoire which Ormandy never repeated on disc during his many years in Philadelphia.

These fabulous new transfers were made for Pristine by Mark Obert-Thorn, who particularly enjoyed the Grainger, Enescu and Rachmaninov works, each of which exhibit the youthful energy and élan brought to them by their then 34-year-old conductor.

FURTWÄNGLER PROMOTION: From 3pm Paris time Friday 21 January, and for exactly one week, we mark the 136th birthday on 25 January of Wilhelm Furtwängler, with a 10% discount on all our recordings of him conducting, in download or CD format - the discount is automatic and applied at the checkout.

ERICH KLEIBER conducts Beethoven 5, 6 & 9

"Kleiber, in general, is well on the way to becoming the world's Beethoven conductor by what you would think is the simple process of letting his orchestras play just what they see, which is just what Beethoven wrote in the first place. But it is not so simple as it sounds, though the problem is more human than musical; it is that it is difficult to live the life of a star conductor for some years and still believe that Beethoven knew best" - The Gramophone, 1954

Three superb Beethoven symphonies are presented this week under the baton of Erich Kleiber - the Fifth and Sixth recorded with the Concertgebouw Orchestra in 1953 and the 'Choral' Ninth with the Vienna Philharmonic a year earlier - all sounding stunning in these new XR Ambient Stereo remasters for Pristine.

TOSCANINI PROMOTION: From 3pm Paris time Friday 14 January, and for exactly one week, we mark the anniversary on 16 January 2022 of the death of  Arturo Toscanini, with a 15% discount on all our recordings of him conducting, in download or CD format - the discount is automatic and applied at the checkout.

MARIA CALLAS in Un Ballo in Maschera

This week brings you our first release of 2022, and it's a real classic: Maria Callas and Giuseppe Di Sefano's 1956 studio recording of Verdi's Un ballo in maschera. Presented in superb Ambient Stereo XR remastered sound it's a massive sonic step forward from what was already a marvellous production.

"This is one of Callas's most compelling assumptions. Certain phrases, such as when she sings "Son di lui", - "I am his" meaning her husband's to Riccardo - remain uniquely accented and convincing. Her Amelia does have more character, presence and sheer spinto quality than that of either soprano on the rival sets." - Gramophone, 1987

PUCCINI PROMOTION: From 3pm Paris time Friday 7 January, and for exactly one week, we mark the 163rd birthday on 22 December 1858 of Puccini, with a 10% discount on all our recordings of his music in download or CD format - the discount is automatic and 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