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 Dvořák & Janáček

NB: Due to the current pandemic CD shipments may take longer than usual to arrive.

We bring you the finest Czech music this week from Jascha Horenstein, beginning with his superb 1952 recording of the Dvořák New World Symphony with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, completely revamped in this new XR remaster for Pristine and sounding superb.

We also mark the 166th birthday on the day of release of Janáček, with a previously-unissued recording of his rhapsody Taras Bulba, recorded at the 1961 Edinburgh Festival with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in a fabulous live performance that adds yet another dimension to the Horenstein recorded catalogue.

Stokowski's NBC Brahms Symphonies

IMPORTANT: Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak CD shipments may take longer than usual to arrive.

Stokowski made something of a habit of programming a Brahms symphony for his debuts, and his first NBC SO concert in 1941 was no exception - with a superb Third Symphony, a work he'd conducted for the first time in his debut season in Cincinatti back in 1909. Two weeks later Brahms was back, in the shape of the Symphony No. 4 - a work which was also to feature in the conductor's final UK public concert some 33 years later in 1974.

Both have been restored in quite astonishing sound quality from previously unheard high fidelity archive sources which fully convey the dynamism and vigour of Stokowski's approach in performances that dazzle and delight in equal measure.

MITROPOULOS in Philadelphia

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This week’s release commemorates a brief yet memorable collaboration between a great conductor and orchestra. Dimitri Mitropoulos had a close relationship with the Philadelphia Orchestra. For several seasons during the 1940s, he was the music director of the Robin Hood Dell Orchestra of Philadelphia, an ensemble primarily made up of members of the Philadelphia Orchestra less a handful of their first-desk players. 

Here we present the complete recordings of both, featuring a wide range of works, including Beethoven's 4th Symphony, the conductor at the keyboard for Prokofiev's 3rd Piano Concerto, and much, much more in a wonderful 3-CD set!

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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