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

BEECHAM at the Royal Festival Hall, Volume 3

"Sir Thomas, though shaky on foot, stood up, and the energy of his shoulders and arms was as athletic as ever. At a sforzando he tore his arms, at a piano he crouched down, bending over to soften the tone. At the crescendo he raised himself by degrees until, at the forte, he sprang up to his full height; and, as though without knowing it, would often at the same time shout aloud.

I admired especially the dexterity of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra which enabled it to cope with the notes at the pace set by Sir Thomas, who was at his most galvanic, unbuttoned, reckless, and ebullient." - The Guardian, 1959

  • ADDISON Ballet Suite, Carte Blanche

  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7

  • SAINT-SAËNS Dance of the Priestesses (Samson & Delilah)

  • GOUNOD Juliet's Dream (Romeo and Juliet)

WALTER conducts Brahms - collected

"It is seldom that a historic release series as a whole merits the landmark status of this one, both for the featured artist and the composer. All three volumes are indispensible additions to the collections of any and everyone who either collects historic recordings or loves Brahms. All three volumes will jointly constitute the initial entry on my 2017 Want List. “Highest possible recommendation” is simply not good enough here; this is beyond all praise."

- Fanfare Magazine, July/August 2017

 

  • BRAHMS Symphony No. 1 - Symphony No. 2 - Double Concerto - Song of Destiny - Tragic Overture - Hungarian Dance No. 17 - Symphony No. 3 - Symphony No. 4 - Piano Concerto No. 2 - Violin Concerto - Piano Concerto No. 1 - Haydn Variations - Alto Rhapsody - Academic Festival Overture - Un Requiem Tedesco (A German Requiem, sung in Italian)


Recorded 1941-1954

Save 5% when you purchase all three volumes together

HORENSTEIN Early Recordings

"I recommend the records as music that you will want to put on again and again, for it is heartening: the kind of thing that the tired business man, if he has any taste at all, will find far more efficacious than deserts of dance music" - The Gramophone, 1930, on Horenstein's Schubert

In 1928, Horenstein made his first recordings for Grammophon/Polydor: a Bruckner Seventh (reissued on Pristine PASC 203) that was the première electrical recording of any Bruckner symphony, and Mahler’s song cycle, Kindertotenlieder, with baritone Heinrich Rehkemper. The following year, he made the recordings featured on the present program.

The repertoire is significant in the conductor’s discography, since he never returned to any of these works in the studio later in his career. The Schoenberg transcriptions were recorded at a time when the composer’s original works had scant representation on disc. The remainder were staples of the Austro-German repertoire, and included the first-ever recording of the Schubert Fifth. These were to be the last recordings Horenstein would make until the LP era. 

  • BACH-SCHOENBERG Two Chorale Preludes
  • HAYDN Symphony No. 94, “Surprise”
  • MOZART Overtures to Le Nozze di Figaro and La Clemenza di Tito
  • SCHUBERT Symphony No. 5

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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