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Max Fiedler - German Radio Recordings Vol. 1

Max Fiedler - German Radio Recordings Vol. 1

"Fiedler’s purely orchestral studio recordings are a great moment in the history of Brahms interpretation. No matter which performers of Brahms you...

Stokowski's British music at the NBC

Stokowski's British music at the NBC

“Here’s a Planets crammed full of interpretative incident, superbly played by a legendary orchestra which had never previously set eyes on Holst’s ...

Götterdämmerung - concluding Leinsdorf's Met Ring

Götterdämmerung - concluding Leinsdorf's Met Ring

"What an experience it must have been to be in the audience that evening to hear such an ensemble perform the first work in Wagner’s tetralogy almo...

Furtwängler conducts Tchaikovsky and Schumann

Furtwängler conducts Tchaikovsky and Schumann

"I wonder whether you've considered releasing his live 1951 Tchaikovsky 6th recorded in Cairo with the Berlin Phil. It's one of Furtwangler's great...

RACHMANINOV plays his Four Concertos

RACHMANINOV plays his Four Concertos

For this week's release we mark the 10th anniversary of Mark Obert-Thorn's first Pristine releases, which now total an astonishing 141 albums, with...

Szell conducts Czech music

Szell conducts Czech music

"It is not possible at the hour of writing to say as much about the remarkable performances of Mr. Szell as they deserve. He is evi­dently a conduc...

Hans Hopf in Leinsdorf's 1962 Siegfried

Hans Hopf in Leinsdorf's 1962 Siegfried

"This uncut "Siegfried" was full of delightful discoveries. I can offer Erich Leinsdorf no higher praise than to say that the beautiful playing of ...

Verdi's Otello - Mario Del Monaco stars

Verdi's Otello - Mario Del Monaco stars

"Mario Del Monaco has grown astonishingly in the role of the Moor. From the moment of his appallingly difficult "cold" entrance on the "Esultate!,"...

ALEXANDER BRAILOWSKY Polydor Vol. 1

ALEXANDER BRAILOWSKY Polydor Vol. 1

It was in Paris in 1924 that Alexander Brailowsky first presented a series of six concerts he devised containing all 169 solo piano works by Chopin...

HORENSTEIN conducts Mahler 1

HORENSTEIN conducts Mahler 1

"This record originates from the early 1950s and held its own in the catalogue for many years. It still strikes me as a performance of great warmth...

Stokowski's Unheard 1941 Beethoven Ninth Symphony

Stokowski's Unheard 1941 Beethoven Ninth Symphony

"A rousing performance ... Mr. Stokowski led a dramatic performance that had special drive and crispness in the scherzo and that built up into a se...

LEINSDORF 1961 Met Ring: 2. Die Walküre

LEINSDORF 1961 Met Ring: 2. Die Walküre

"This first performance of the season of "Die Walküre" strengthened the conviction that the Metropolitan's current Ring series was to be a memorabl...