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Sir Dan Godfrey - A Sesquicentennial Salute

Sir Dan Godfrey - A Sesquicentennial Salute

The name of Sir Dan Godfrey may be new to you. It certainly was to Pristine when Mark Obert-Thorn spotted and relayed to us the news that this redo...

Joan Sutherland - Classic & Rare!

Joan Sutherland - Classic & Rare!

This remarkable release of music starring the unsurpassed talent of Joan Sutherland combines the classic and the rare in a 2CD album release. The c...

Bernstein's Amazing Debut Concert!

Bernstein's Amazing Debut Concert!

On the morning of Sunday, 14 November, 1943, 25-year-old Leonard Bernstein got a call from the New York Philharmonic. Bruno Walter was too ill to c...

The Music of Lucien Cailliet

The Music of Lucien Cailliet

Mark Obert-Thorn returns this week to the arrangements, transcriptions and compositions of Lucien Cailliet with a second volume that offers music b...

Stokowski conducts Tchaikovsky

Stokowski conducts Tchaikovsky

These two 1944 recordings continue to astound us weeks after we first heard them. Culled from the same source which provided us with Stokowski's 19...

SPIVAKOVSKY Piano Concertos

SPIVAKOVSKY Piano Concertos

Following on from four volumes of solo recordings, bringing renewed international acclaim to the pianist Jascha Spivakovsky, this week brings piano...

Stokowski conducts Rimsky-Korsakov

Stokowski conducts Rimsky-Korsakov

"As a piece of recording or as an orchestral performance these records of Scheherazade will be considered by many people do be the most satisfying ...

Borovsky's Bach Suites

Borovsky's Bach Suites

"Two of the few vinyl sets that I still treasure feature recordings from the 1950s of Bach’s English and French Suites with the pianist Alexander B...

Kirsten Flagstad's Last Concert

Kirsten Flagstad's Last Concert

The great Norwegian soprano Kirsten Flagstad officially retired from the concert stage in New York in 1955, after which she intended to keep to mak...

Verdi's Requiem - the world première recording

Verdi's Requiem - the world première recording

"Neither Minghini-Cattaneo, a much underrated mezzo, nor Ezio Pinza have been surpassed on record in this music. The mezzo sings throughout with op...

Stokowski conducts Shostakovich 7

Stokowski conducts Shostakovich 7

You will probably never hear a recording from 1942 that sounds as good as this. It was the year that Shostakovich's 7th "Leningrad" Symphony went a...

Zinka Milanov's 1953 Aïda

Zinka Milanov's 1953 Aïda

This is a superb Aïda with a truly excellent cast, recorded live at the Metropolitan Opera in 1953 and expertly XR-remastered for Pristine by Andre...