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PUCCINI Madama Butterfly

PUCCINI Madama Butterfly

EMI recorded Madama Butterfly in September and October 1959 in Rome, reuniting the two stars of the 1956 recording of La Bohème, Victoria de los An...

BUDAPEST QUARTET Early Recordings

BUDAPEST QUARTET Early Recordings

This week at Pristine we unearth more treasures from the earliest recordings of the fabulous Budapest Quartet, including the world première of Beet...

SCHNABEL plays Beethoven

SCHNABEL plays Beethoven

This week at Pristine we return to one of our most popular releases - Artur Schnabel's outstanding 1930s solo Beethoven recordings for HMV, which i...

HORENSTEIN in Venezuela

HORENSTEIN in Venezuela

This week's release from Pristine hails from Jascha Horenstein's tours of Venezuela in the 1950s and brings some very special repertoire to the for...

VAN CLIBURN Prokofiev & Rachmaninov

VAN CLIBURN Prokofiev & Rachmaninov

"1958 was a red-letter year for pianists. The first International Tchaikovsky Competition took place in Moscow and was won, unanimously and amid un...

BOULT & the BBC SO Vol. 2

BOULT & the BBC SO Vol. 2

This week we return to our series featuring Sir Adrian Boult’s prewar recordings with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, of which he was the first music d...

KNAPPERTSBUSCH Ring Cycle Complete

KNAPPERTSBUSCH Ring Cycle Complete

This week sees the conclusion of the fabulous 1956 Bayreuth Ring Cycle, starring Astrid Varnay, Hans Hotter, Wolfgang Windgassen, Josef Greindl, Gu...

KNAPPERTSBUSCH's 1956 Ring: 3. Siegfried

KNAPPERTSBUSCH's 1956 Ring: 3. Siegfried

This week sees the third of the four Ring Cycle operas from Knappertsbusch's masterful 1956 Bayreuth Festival performances. Siegfried features a br...

KNAPPERTSBUSCH The 1956 Wagner Ring: 2. Die Walküre

KNAPPERTSBUSCH The 1956 Wagner Ring: 2. Die Walküre

This week at Pristine we continue one of the great voyages of music - Wagner's epic Der Ring des Nibelungen - in the shape of one of the greatest r...

KNAPPERTSBUSCH The 1956 Ring: Das Rheingold

KNAPPERTSBUSCH The 1956 Ring: Das Rheingold

This week at Pristine we begin one of the great voyages of music - Wagner's epic Der Ring des Nibelungen - in the shape of one of the greatest reco...

ERICA MORINI The Complete Victor Recordings

ERICA MORINI The Complete Victor Recordings

Erica Morini was among the last of the “old school” of Viennese violinists like Kreisler; and even during her career, her popularity was eclipsed b...

TOSCANINI 1948 Brahms Cycle Volume 3

TOSCANINI 1948 Brahms Cycle Volume 3

Toscanini's fifth and sixth all-Brahms NBC Symphony Orchestra concerts of late-1948 conclude our series of releases here in a third volume of immac...