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MARIA CALLAS in Verdi's Il Trovatore

MARIA CALLAS in Verdi's Il Trovatore

"The role of Leonora is one in which I have much admired Mme Callas. Her assumption is that of a great lady, as it should be; and in the two big ar...

KEMPFF Beethoven Piano Concertos, Vol. 2

KEMPFF Beethoven Piano Concertos, Vol. 2

"For many classical enthusiasts, Wilhelm Kempff is synonymous with Beethoven. His complete 1960s sets of the piano concertos and piano sonatas, bot...

Gershwin - The First Recordings

Gershwin - The First Recordings

This week's release offers a real cornucopia of first Gershwin recordings. We have the debuts on disc for a huge variety of Gershwin's finest outpu...

RODZINSKI's thrilling 1945 Die Walküre - Act 3

RODZINSKI's thrilling 1945 Die Walküre - Act 3

This stunning 1945 recording, conducted by Artur Rodziński,was the first time that the complete Act 3 of Wagner's Die Walküre had been recorded wit...

WALTER at the NBC Vol. 2

WALTER at the NBC Vol. 2

Bruno Walter was guest conductor for five NBC Symphony Orchestra concert broadcasts in early 1940, having previously conducted the orchestra again ...

TOSCANINI conducts Franck

TOSCANINI conducts Franck

This week's release brings you a version of each of the four pieces of music by César Franck conducted by Toscanini during his years with the NBC S...

ORMANDY and The Philadelphia Orchestra, Volume 3

ORMANDY and The Philadelphia Orchestra, Volume 3

This third volume of Eugene Ormandy conducting The Philadelphia Orchestra more than lives up to the standards of its predecessors - once again Ober...

TEBALDI in La Bohème (1951)

TEBALDI in La Bohème (1951)

"It will I think be generally admitted that it would be difficult at the present day to gather a better cast than this - a cast in which there are ...

RODZIŃSKI at the NBC Vol. 1

RODZIŃSKI at the NBC Vol. 1

In 1937 the National Broadcasting Company managed to secure a major coup in hiring Arturo Toscanini to conduct a specially created orchestra for a ...

BUSCH in Copenhagen

BUSCH in Copenhagen

This week we return to Copenhagen and some of the last recordings made of conductor Fritz Busch with the State Radio Symphony Orchestra there in 19...

MILES DAVIS QUINTET - The First Great Quintet

MILES DAVIS QUINTET - The First Great Quintet

I've had copies of these legendary albums in my collection for about 30 years. They remain an essential document of an incredible ensemble at its a...

LÉNER QUARTET Beethoven String Quartets Vol.3: The Late Quartets

LÉNER QUARTET Beethoven String Quartets Vol.3: The Late Quartets

'“Indispensable” and “mandatory” are words far too weak to convey the importance of hearing and acquiring this set, and those to come. This is simp...