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

STRAVINSKY Rare and unissued early recordings

Igor Stravinsky's music shocked and got the world talking a century ago - and was quick to be picked up by the great conductors, musicians and recording companies of the age.

This new collection, curated and restored by Mark Obert-Thorn, brings together some of the rarest early recordings of music by Stravinsky as both composer and pianist, including 10 previously unissued piano pieces from test pressings the composer made at the keyboard in 1925 - gold dust for collectors!

  • STRAVINSKY  The Firebird
  • STRAVINSKY Petrushka
  • STRAVINSKY  The Rite of Spring
  • STRAVINSKY Piano Music (10 unreleased tracks)
  • MOZART  Fugue in C minor

TOSCANINI conducts American Music, Volume 1

"The 1942 concert concluded with Rhapsody in Blue in a performance given by Earl Wild. He was the youngest soloist to have played with the orchestra and always wondered why he and not a raft of others had been selected. Wild reminisced elsewhere that he later found out that Toscanini used to listen in to NBC’s chamber concerts on Sunday mornings and had heard Wild there – a more or less humble NBC staffer catapulted to fame. The Rhapsody comes complete with a celebrity clarinettist in the shape of Benny Goodman..." - MusicWeb International, 2004

Toscanini rarely conducted American music - here we bring fabulous new source recordings to light of the first of two wartime broadcast concerts dedicated entirely to US composers - with two very special guest soloists...

  • LOEFFLER Memories of My Childhood (Life in a Russian Village)
  • CRESTON Choric Dance No. 2
  • GOULD Lincoln Legend
  • GERSHWIN Rhapsody In Blue

BRUNO WALTER conducts Brahms, Volume Three

"These concerts apparently find Mr. Walter at the very zenith of his powers, absorbed in a task which is especially dear to him. He conducted last night the variations on the theme of Haydn, the Third Symphony, and the First Piano Concerto, with the fortunate collaboration of Clifford Curzon. He interpreted in such a manner that those who did not and will not hear these performances are missing something the like of which they are unlikely to hear again.

Mr. Walter was fortunate in his pianist, for Mr. Curzon treated the piano part of the concerto with the same sense of grandeur and poetry and passionate feeling entertained by the conductor." - New York Times, 1951

One of the great performances of Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1 is released here for the very first time in this third and final volume in our Walter Conducts Brahms series. Restored from archive tapes it's a stunning listen no Walter or Curzon fan should miss!

  • BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1 - Haydn Variations
  • BRAHMS Alto Rhapsody - Academic Festival Overture
  • BRAHMS Un Requiem Tedesco (A German Requiem, sung in Italian)

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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