HORENSTEIN in Venezuela

This week's release from Pristine hails from Jascha Horenstein's tours of Venezuela in the 1950s and brings some very special repertoire to the fore.

The opening Bruckner Symphony No. 3 was the first Bruckner he'd conducted in 25 years, the Venezuelan première, and the first time he'd conducted anything other than the Ninth in front of a concert audience. The recording here of Vivaldi's Concerto Grosso in D minor is the only recording of Horenstein conducting Vivaldi. And to top it all, the set concludes with the only recording of the conductor tackling Beethoven's Second Symphony. Oh - and there's a Strauss Death & Transfiguration in there too!

We also celebrate the 191st birthday of Brahms with a special discount this week on all our 141 albums featuring his music!