Posts tagged as "london-symphony-orchestra"

Mozart: Symphony No. 38; Thamos: Interludes; German Dances

April 29, 2016

Peter Maag’s celebrated recording of the Mozart ‘Prague’ Symphony (widely requested for reissue, internationally), now presented in a stunning remaster from the original tapes, leads into a program of Mozart rarities – the Overture to ‘Lucio Silla’ (itself in the shape of a miniature symphony), the imposing ‘Thamos’ interludes and then a charming selection of […]

Schumann: Concertos; Concert Pieces

April 29, 2016

A unique collection, bringing together Schumann’s Concertos and concertante works, including the first international release of Ingrid Haebler’s recording of the Piano Concerto and Barenboim’s of the Konzertstück for Four Horns. The unjustly neglected Concert Pieces, Opp. 92 & 134 are given glorious readings by Ashkenazy and both the Cello and Violin Concertos receive admirable […]

Mozart: Horn Concertos Nos. 1-4; Notturno, KV286

April 28, 2016

Barry Tuckwell has recorded the Mozart Horn Concertos several times as soloist and soloist/conductor. The first and third of the Horn Concertos marked his recording debut and in notes he has written for this CD – a stunning new remaster from original tapes, catching the spatial depth of Kingsway Hall and the mellowness yet clarity […]

Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 28, 29, 32, 34; Serenata Notturna

April 28, 2016

Some of Mozart’s lesser known symphonies are integrated for this Mozart/Maag release with mono recordings of Nos. 28, 29, 34 (among the earliest of Maag’s Decca recordings) coupled with stereo recordings of Symphony No. 32 and the delectable ‘Serenata Notturna’. Everywhere, style, finesse and charm are evident in these performances.

Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 9, The Age of Gold

April 28, 2016

Venerated for their perky, piquant performances and the ripe, rich Decca sound, Walter Weller’s thrilling readings of Shostakovich’s Symphonies 1 & 9 have long been on the reissue request list. Now, they appear on CD for the first time coupled with another Decca classic of earlier vintage – Martinon’s ‘Age of Gold’ suite.

Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1- 4

April 28, 2016

The name Anthony Collins (1893-1963) probably doesn’t mean a great deal to the majority of younger collectors but for quite a few serious Sibelius aficionados his 1950s Decca recordings hold cult status. Collins’s readings possess a red-blooded fervour and thrusting energy to which many will rightly respond.

Tchaikovsky: Orchestral Works

April 28, 2016

If you think you know these pieces, then listen again! Stokowski, the magician, sprinkles star-dust over the ‘Nutcracker’ and gives the orchestra a jolly old workout in a couple of places. The ‘Serenade’ has been considered one of the best ever recorded and the ‘Capriccio Italien’ is brazenly sunlit. The recordings, originally issued on Philips’ […]

Bach: Brandenburg Concertos

April 28, 2016

Britten’s stately and clear-sighted readings of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos begin a program that continues with a group of rarities. Much requested and finally available on CD, is the complete 1953 Opening Concert of the Aldeburgh Festival in which Britten and Imogen Holst shared the conducting honours. In addition to the anthems (in which the soloists […]

Mozart: Requiem; Masonic Music

April 28, 2016

Kertész’ orchestral Mozart has been well documented on Eloquence with many releases appearing on CD for the first time. Now, restored to the catalogue, is his dramatic, muscular reading of the ‘Requiem’. Stretching to 79 minutes, the disc is filled out with selections from the composer’s Masonic Music, with the ‘Maurerische Trauermusik’ bearing an uncanny resemblance […]

Bartók: Orchestral Works

April 22, 2016

Georg Solti studied piano with Bartók and although they never developed a close personal relationship, Solti was always in awe of the composer’s dedication and intensity. In 1937, he was also page-turner for the first performance of the Sonata for Two Pianos & Percussion given by the composer and his wife, Ditta Bartók-Pasztory. Bartók’s music […]