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

BUDAPEST QUARTET Introuvables

This release brings us no fewer than three “lost” treasures from the legendary Budapest Quartet: works by Haydn, Tchaikovsky and Dvořák, which have, to the best of our research, never been reissued on LP or CD. Making them doubly rare is the fact that the Haydn and Dvořák works were never otherwise recorded by the ensemble.

In addition, this set includes a major Schubert quartet (the “Rosamunde”) which had only previously been reissued in a Japanese EMI LP set, and two other recordings - Schubert’s Quartettsatz and the Mendelssohn First Quartet - which, though fairly well available on LP, have only been found on a couple obscure CD reissues - all in stunningly-good new transfers by Mark Obert-Thorn.

WAGNER PROMOTION: From 3pm Paris time, Friday 20 May, and for exactly one week, we mark the 209th birthday of WAGNER with a 10% discount on all our recordings of his music, in download or CD format - the discount is automatic and will be applied at the checkout.

MARIA CALLAS in Il barbiere di Siviglia

"Sung with a smile which becomes radiantly visible if one can add the memory of sparkling eyes and brilliant teeth as shown in video recordings of concert performances. The wry humour of "Dunque io son" is much to her liking and in this (as in much else) she is the mistress of humorous timing. Otherwise much is done simply by individuality of timbre, the familiar thrill of recognising the irreplaceable voice." - Gramophone, 2011

Maria Callas's first stereo opera recording, made in 1957, was Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia with co-stars Tito Gobbi and Luigi Alva, and the Philharmonia conducted by Alceo Galliera. Now it sounds better than ever in this superb Stereo XR remaster for Pristine by Andrew Rose!

SPRING SALE: Until 3pm Paris time on 20 May 2022 the following discount codes will be active to get reductions on CDs, downloads and Digital Music Collections:
Spring5 - use this code for any purchase and get 5% off
Spring50 - use this code if you're spending €50 or more for 10% off
Spring150 - use this code if you're spending €150 or more for 20% off

BOULT Vaughan Williams Symphonies, Volume 2

"A recording about which no sort of reservations need be made; first-rate, and immensely welcome. Performance and recording both take high honours. The L.P.O. is at the top of its form, and Boult's handling of Vaughan Williams needs no comment at this time of day; we shall not do better than this…" - The Gramophone, 1952

This week brings the second volume of Sir Adrian Boult's 1950s Vaughan Williams symphony cycle, with A London Symphony and the Pastoral Symphony, both recorded in 1952 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and sounding simply sublime in these new Ambient Stereo XR remasters.

SPRING SALE: Until 3pm Paris time on 20 May 2022 the following discount codes will be active to get reductions on CDs, downloads and Digital Music Collections:
Spring5 - use this code for any purchase and get 5% off
Spring50 - use this code if you're spending €50 or more for 10% off
Spring150 - use this code if you're spending €150 or more for 20% off

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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