Posts tagged as "wiener-philharmoniker"

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica’; Overtures

May 25, 2016

The first release at super-budget price of these towering performances with a generous selection of Overtures. Many of the recordings in this Beethoven cycle have never before been locally available.

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2

May 25, 2016

The first release at super-budget price of these towering performances. Many of the recordings in Vienna Philharmonic/Bohm Beethoven cycle have never before been locally available.

Aromatherapy – Vol. 7: Reflections in the Water

May 25, 2016

Aromatherapy, the quiet moments of classical music. And the seventh volume, Reflections in the Water, is the ultimate tranquility! Water is a force of nature that inspired composers to some of their most languid compositions, from the Baroque (Handel’s Water Music written for a royal party held on a barge) to Impressionistic (the aqueous ripples and shimmer […]

Aromatherapy – Vol. 5: The Heart of Tchaikovsky

May 25, 2016

Aromatherapy, the quiet moments of classical music. And the fifth volume, The Heart of Tchaikovsky, showcases classical music’s ultimate Romantic, his music often a reflection of his passionate, sometimes torrid life. From the love theme of ‘Romeo and Juliet’, to music from his ballet, ‘The Nutcracker’ and the core of his First String Quartet (Andante cantabile), […]

Aromatherapy – Vol. 3: The Magic of Mozart

May 25, 2016

Aromatherapy, the quiet moments of classical music. And the third volume, the Magic of Mozart, showcases of some of his most magical, gorgeous slow movements, several of which – from the Piano Concerto No. 21 (‘Elvira Madigan’) and the Clarinet Concerto (‘Out of Africa’) – have acquired popular status from their incorporation into films.

Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 1-4; Serenades Nos. 1 & 2; Haydn Variations

May 12, 2016

There have been many recordings of the Brahms symphonies but few have the passion, vitality and drive of István Kertész’s Vienna Philharmonic cycle. This 4CD collection brings together all of Kertész’s Brahms recordings for Decca. The two Serenades were recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra. His Wiener Philharmoniker Brahms cycle began in May 1964 with […]

Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1-4; Manfred & Genoveva Overtures

April 29, 2016

Zubin Mehta has had a long association with the Vienna Philharmonic, conducting them for his first ever recording for Decca (Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony – Decca Eloquence 461 3572) and returning often to conduct them both in their home city and on tour. Collected here for the first time are his complete Decca recordings of Schumann […]

Mozart: Clarinet Concerto; Flute & Harp Concerto

April 29, 2016

Mozart at his most elegant in music for sophisticated players of flute and harp. Giving what the Penguin Guide described as ‘meltingly beautiful accounts’, the players of the solo concertos ‘perform with the utmost distinction under Böhm, who lets the music unfold in an unforced way, relaxed yet vital’.

Mozart: Così fan tutte (highlights)

April 29, 2016

Highlights from the dream-cast recording of ‘Così’, with the ultimate Mozart orchestra, ‘the VPO’, at the helm under the direction of Böhm – one of the most perceptive Mozarteans of our time.

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (highlights)

April 29, 2016

Karl Böhm and Mozart’s ‘Magic Flute’ were synonymous in the world of opera and this is the first of two studio recordings he made of the work together with soloists who were star performers at the Vienna State Opera at the time. All the favourite arias, duets and choruses are included.

The Best of Tchaikovsky

April 29, 2016

A brilliant collection of some of Tchaikovsky’s most moving and most exciting moments. Continuing Eloquence’s popular ‘Best Of’ series – ideal for the newcomer.