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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...

STOKOWSKI conducts Brahms and Dvořák

STOKOWSKI conducts Brahms and Dvořák

"Joy! Brahms’s Third at long last. Our prayers have prevailed ... This is a grand orchestra and a constructive conductor; and in this music of fine...

Spivakovsky plays Beethoven Concertos

Spivakovsky plays Beethoven Concertos

"Spivakovsky plays with taste and maturity, taking the first movement cadenza in his stride and revealing a reserved gravity in the central movemen...

LEINSDORF 1961 Met Ring: 1. Das Rheingold

LEINSDORF 1961 Met Ring: 1. Das Rheingold

"The Metropolitan launched its first Ring cycle since the season of '56-'57 with an admirable performance of Das Rheingold (uncut and without an in...

HORENSTEIN conducts Prokofiev

HORENSTEIN conducts Prokofiev

Jascha Horenstein had a way with Prokofiev that deserves to be heard, and here we present the four recordings he made in Paris in 1954 in superb ne...

Artur Bodanzky in the recording studio

Artur Bodanzky in the recording studio

Artur Bodanzky is well-remembered for his years spent conducting at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. His 1937 broadcast of Wagner's Siegfried (P...

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Rudolf Serkin: Early & Unpublished

Rudolf Serkin: Early & Unpublished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...