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Leinsdorf & Melchior: Wagner's Lohengrin

Leinsdorf & Melchior: Wagner's Lohengrin

"The idea of a Wagner performance with such luminaries as Elisabeth Rethberg and Lauritz Melchior topping a cast that included Emanuel List is mout...

SERKIN & RODZINSKI Beethoven & Brahms

SERKIN & RODZINSKI Beethoven & Brahms

This release is a real find - we're pretty sure (a) that it's never been released before, and (b) it comprises the only recordings of Rudolf Serkin...

JASCHA SPIVAKOVSKY VOLUME 8

JASCHA SPIVAKOVSKY VOLUME 8

"As these performances are all I know of Spivakovsky’s playing, they’ve made me hungry for more. This is playing here of a very special artist: one...

HORENSTEIN Mahler: 3rd Symphony & Lieder

HORENSTEIN Mahler: 3rd Symphony & Lieder

"The London Symphony Orchestra presented and played [Mahler's Symphony No. 3] under Mr. Jascha Horenstein, who clearly knows and loves it from the ...

Bruno Walter's Pre-War Mozart

Bruno Walter's Pre-War Mozart

“In the slow movement, I admire the beautiful balance the band secures in the light scoring ... This remarkably spacious movement ... has all manne...

FURTWÄNGLER'S BRAHMS

FURTWÄNGLER'S BRAHMS

"This is the performance I use most often to introduce Furtwängler to someone unfamiliar with his art. It has long been recognized as one of his gr...

TOSCANINI's stunning 1940 Beethoven 'Missa Solemnis'

TOSCANINI's stunning 1940 Beethoven 'Missa Solemnis'

"If the performance of the mass surpassed that of the requiem in intensity and in grandeur, it is because, after all, there are few compositions in...

BJÖRLING in Puccini's Manon Lescaut (Met, 1956)

BJÖRLING in Puccini's Manon Lescaut (Met, 1956)

"To judge from the freshness and warmth, the solidity and ring of the sound he is currently producing, this should be but a waypoint on a singing c...

Stokowski's Brahms Cycle Completed: Symphonies 2 & 4

Stokowski's Brahms Cycle Completed: Symphonies 2 & 4

Thursday 18th April, was Leopold Stokowski's 137th birthday. Two years ago, to mark the conductor's 135th birthday, and the 40th anniversary of his...

Toscanini's 1939 Beethoven Cycle Completed

Toscanini's 1939 Beethoven Cycle Completed

"The Ninth symphony, given with the assisting quartet of Jarmila Novotna, Kerstin Thorborg, Jan Peerce and Nicola Moscona, was of course the capsto...

KOUSSEVITZKY conducts Barber, Honegger, Sibelius

KOUSSEVITZKY conducts Barber, Honegger, Sibelius

Serge Koussevitzky's Boston Symphony Orchestra concerts were not broadcast during the 1948-9 season and all these recordings were ‘bootlegs’ made b...

Toscanini's 1939 Beethoven Cycle, Part 5

Toscanini's 1939 Beethoven Cycle, Part 5

"The fifth broadcast concert of Toscanini’s Beethoven cycle with the NBC Symphony Orchestra took place last night at Radio City. Of the master’s ph...