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

Horenstein conducts Beethoven's Missa Solemnis

"Remarkably successful" - The Times
"A memorable emotional experience" - Daily Mail
"One of the most beautiful and moving performances of these sublimes movements as one could wish to hear" - Liverpool Daily Post

Jascha Horenstein conducts Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, live at the Leeds Centenary Festival, 1958, with soloists Teresa Stich-Randall, Norma Procter, Peter Pears, Kim Borg, the Leeds Festival Chorus and the Philharmonia Orchestra. From a live BBC broadcast in fine XR remastered sound.

"From the tremendous fugues of the Gloria and the Credo to the tranquillities of the Dona Nobis, the performance encompassed the emotional ranges of the work— never easily, since there is no easiness in it, but with majesty and domination. To hear nearly 300 voices drop from the intensities of the Gloria to the hush of “adoramus te” was breathtaking; to feel the gradual building of the finale of the Agnus Dei was awesome." - Halifax Daily Courier & Guardian

GOODALL conducts Dukas, Messiaen & Schumann

The British conductor Reginald Goodall is rightly known and celebrated for his operatic conducting. A quick glance at the review archives at Fanfare magazine indicates no less than 28 reviews, all of them for operas, of which more than half were written by Wagner.

This week's release therefore will come as something of a pleasant surprise. For here we have Reginald Goodall conducting orchestral music with the Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden - and not all of it standard repertoire for anyone, let alone Goodall - all in fine sound from the conductor's own tape reel.

This concert, recorded and then broadcast three days later by the BBC in 1961, opens with music by Dukas - the overture Polyeucte - who has previously only featured on a single one of Pristine's 955 album releases. It's followed by Messiaen's L'Ascension,   and the composer thus makes his Pristine debut. Finally we have Schumann's Fourth Symphony, a work which is of course to be found in a number of incarnations in our catalogue.

FURTWÄNGLER Bruckner Symphonies 4 & 7

These two recordings capture Wilhelm Furtwängler at his peak in 1951 with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in live performances of Bruckner's Symphonies Nos. 4 and 7.

Taken from concert recordings made in Munich and Cairo both have been elevated from their position in the second tier of Furtwängler classics thanks to their previously inferior sound quality, something which has been substantially improved in these brand new Pristine Ambient Stereo XR remasters and now must surely place them alongside his finest work.

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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