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Heifetz - Rare & Unheard Concerto Recordings

Heifetz - Rare & Unheard Concerto Recordings

Jascha Heifetz gave the US première of Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2 in 1937 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Serge Koussevitzky and th...

Toscanini's 1939 Beethoven Cycle, Pt. 2

Toscanini's 1939 Beethoven Cycle, Pt. 2

"There is no end to the marvel of music as familiar as Beethoven’s Second and Fourth Symphonies and the third “Leonore” overture, which Mr. Toscani...

BEECHAM conducts the Berlioz Requiem

BEECHAM conducts the Berlioz Requiem

"Berlioz’s astonishing Requiem is a work very dear to the heart of Sir Thomas Beecham. He has in any case a special sympathy for the mixture of pas...

Toscanini's 1939 Beethoven Cycle, Pt. 1

Toscanini's 1939 Beethoven Cycle, Pt. 1

"[Toscanini] has seldom given a more impressive demonstration of his capacity to make very familiar music fall so freshly and significantly upon th...

Harty & Monteux conduct Berlioz

Harty & Monteux conduct Berlioz

This year sees the 150th anniversary of the death of one of the great French composers, Hector Berlioz (11 December 1803 – 8 March 1869), and we're...

Koussevitzky conducts Tchaikovsky

Koussevitzky conducts Tchaikovsky

This is a very special recording: one of only two examples of Koussevitzky conducting Tchaikovsky's "Pathétique" Symphony No. 6, it was captured fr...

Toscanini conducts Richard Strauss

Toscanini conducts Richard Strauss

We ended 2018 with some fine-sounding Toscanini, and we begin 2019 with some astounding-sounding Toscanini, and in doing so mark the 70th anniversa...

Toscanini's Russian Contemporaries

Toscanini's Russian Contemporaries

For this final Pristine release of 2018 we turn to the NBC broadcasts of Arturo Toscanini, and music by his Russian contemporaries. The earliest re...

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...