Posts tagged as "kurt-masur"

Brahms: Complete Orchestral Music

August 20, 2019

Kurt Masur’s burnished readings of Brahms’s orchestral music with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, issued as a Limited Edition box with Original Jackets.   Hardly less than with its founder, Felix Mendelssohn, the Leipzig Gewandhaus grew up with Brahms conducting and playing. For a sense of heritage, the orchestra boasts a Brahms tradition second to none. In […]

Brahms: Violin Concerto; Double Concerto

September 30, 2016

Although noted for his fearless and thrilling performances of music by Paganini for Deutsche Grammophon, Salvatore Accardo also recorded extensitvely for Philips in the 1970s and 80s. His repertoire ranged from Baroque music through to 19th and 20th century concertos, including the complete music for violin and orchestra by Bruch and concertos by Mendelssohn and Sibelius. Here, […]

R. Strauss: Orchestral Songs; Tod und Verklärung

April 29, 2016

Lovers of Richard Strauss’ music have long considered the Jerusalem disc of orchestral songs a ‘must-have’ in their collection. They are sheerly glorious – as is the ‘heldentenor’ of Siegfried Jerusalem. They are now reissued with Haitink’s searing account of ‘Death and Transfiguration’.

Brahms: Hungarian Dances

April 29, 2016

Kurt Masur’s invigorating and warm-hearted accounts of the Brahms Hungarian Dances are welcomed back to the catalogue.

Brahms: Symphony No. 1; Haydn Variations

April 29, 2016

The glorious performances on this CD have never before been available on CD (outside Japan). Taking full advantage of the Gewandhaus’ characteristic aural glow, these readings will soon work themselves to the top of the list of the complete Brahms symphony cycles. ‘Symphony No. 1’ receives a monumental performance with some delicious violin and oboe […]

Dvorak: Slavonic Rhapsodies Nos. 1-3; Slavonic Dances Op. 46

April 29, 2016

Karel Ancerl’s recording of Dvorak’s scintillating ‘Slavonic Dances’, here receive their first release on CD. Recorded in 1958, they were some of the most popular LP recordings in their day and now receive their first exhumation on CD. The coupling is a rarity but no less beautiful – Dvorak’s three ‘Slavonic Rhapsodies’, in wonderfully glowing […]

The Best of Handel

April 28, 2016

Collectors’ ears will prick-up at the inclusion of the Bavarian Radio/Sir Colin Davis recording of a chorus from ‘Messiah’, otherwise unavailable.

Brahms: Serenades Nos. 1 & 2

April 28, 2016

Perhaps no recording of the two gorgeous Serenades has been suffused with such warmth and glow as Masur’s little-known recordings with the Gewandhausorchester. The First has never been issued on CD and, it appears, the Second has not even had an LP release! This release now makes available through Australian Eloquence, all of Kurt Masur’s […]