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STOKOWSKI Wartime NBC Premières

STOKOWSKI Wartime NBC Premières

Leopold Stokowski's wartime appearances with the NBC Symphony Orchestra proved a golden opportunity to showcase new music - in one month in 1944 al...

Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande

Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande

Performances of Claude Debussy’s only opera Pelléas et Mélisande at the Metropolitan Opera have been almost as elusive as the frail, mysterious Mél...

Rudolf Serkin: Early & Unpublished

Rudolf Serkin: Early & Unpublished

You'd perhaps imagine that just about everything Rudolf Serkin's recorded has been unearthed and released by now, but that's not the case. Mark Obe...

Egon Petri plays Brahms

Egon Petri plays Brahms

This week's new release is rather gorgeous, if I say so myself, but then it does feature some of my favourite music by Johannes Brahms, in exquisit...

Rare and Unreleased Horenstein

Rare and Unreleased Horenstein

"I'm very excited about this new CD from Pristine, the 20th in the series, that features beautifully restored live recordings of 20th century works...

Melchior and Flagstad: Tristan und Isolde

Melchior and Flagstad: Tristan und Isolde

In their final live radio broadcast performance together, direct from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera in February 1941, Lauritz Melchior and Ki...

Jascha Spivakovsky Volume 6

Jascha Spivakovsky Volume 6

"Each volume of our Jascha Spivakovsky series, "From Bach to Bloch" (and yes, we'll get to Bloch eventually!) adds another dimension to the slender...

Sir Dan Godfrey - A Sesquicentennial Salute

Sir Dan Godfrey - A Sesquicentennial Salute

The name of Sir Dan Godfrey may be new to you. It certainly was to Pristine when Mark Obert-Thorn spotted and relayed to us the news that this redo...

Joan Sutherland - Classic & Rare!

Joan Sutherland - Classic & Rare!

This remarkable release of music starring the unsurpassed talent of Joan Sutherland combines the classic and the rare in a 2CD album release. The c...

Bernstein's Amazing Debut Concert!

Bernstein's Amazing Debut Concert!

On the morning of Sunday, 14 November, 1943, 25-year-old Leonard Bernstein got a call from the New York Philharmonic. Bruno Walter was too ill to c...

The Music of Lucien Cailliet

The Music of Lucien Cailliet

Mark Obert-Thorn returns this week to the arrangements, transcriptions and compositions of Lucien Cailliet with a second volume that offers music b...

Stokowski conducts Tchaikovsky

Stokowski conducts Tchaikovsky

These two 1944 recordings continue to astound us weeks after we first heard them. Culled from the same source which provided us with Stokowski's 19...