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

Pristine Classical

The finest historic recorded music, remastered to award-winning acclaim

Most Recent Releases

STOKOWSKI conducts Brahms' 1st

In this, Pristine's 500th orchestral release, we celebrate Stokowski's 135th birthday with a classic recording that's exactly 90 years old - it also marks 40 years since the death of Leopold Stokowski. That's a lot of anniversaries and numbers!

Stokowski's Philadelphia Orchestra of the late 1920s was perhaps the finest in the world, as these recordings amply testify. In fabulous new transfers for Pristine by the renowned Mark Obert-Thorn they're vital additions to any collection.

  • BRAHMS Symphony No. 1
  • WEBER Invitation to the Dance
  • J STRAUSS II On The Beautiful Blue Danube
  • J STRAUSS II Tales from the Vienna Woods
  • LISZT Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

JOHN PRITCHARD in Edinburgh - featuring previously unreleased Luigi Nono work in its world première!

This remarkable concert, captured in superb stereo by the BBC at the Edinburgh Festival and XR-remastered by Pristine for its first ever release features some fine performances of music by Mozart and Tchaikovsky and a beautiful rendition Debussy's Nocturnes.

But it's perhaps the work by Luigi Nono which will raise most eyebrows and interest - commissioned for the festival, Nono's unapologetically modernist work, Sul ponte di Hiroshima, was given to rapturous applause, whilst bemusing the critics of the day. Today it retains its remarkable power and freshness, though few will have ever heard it in its entirety as it receives its first release here.

  • MOZART  Symphony No. 31, "Paris"
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet Love Duet (in English)
  • NONO  Canti di vita e d’amore: Sul ponte di Hiroshima
  • DEBUSSY  Nocturnes

VAN BEINUM conducts Mahler

Van Beinum conducts Mahler: The Complete Studio Recordings, 1946 – 1956

Eduard van Beinum worked for many years at the Concertgebouw alongside legendary Mahlerian Willem Mengelberg, eventually succeeding him as principal conductor. He also led the London Philharmonic Orchestra for two years in the late 1940s.

The fruits of these associations bring this fabulous collection assembled and restored by Mark Obert-Thorn of van Beinum's complete Mahler studio recordings, made with both orchestras by Decca and Philips.

  • MAHLER Symphony No. 4
  • MAHLER Das Lied von der Erde
  • MAHLER Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (2 performances)

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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