Posts tagged as "zubin-mehta"

Ida Haendel – The Decca Legacy

September 22, 2020

A tribute to the late Ida Haendel, comprising her complete Decca Recordings (1940–1997), newly remastered, as well as her performances at the 1982 Huberman Festival. Lavishly illustrated, Original Jackets, Limited Edition. On her death in July 2020, obituaries worldwide paid glowing tributes to the effervescence of the violinist Ida Haendel, in both her playing and […]

Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 34, 39, 40; Eine kleine Nachtmusik

September 30, 2016

Zubin Mehta was one of Decca’s stars in the 1960s and 1970s, known more for his recordings of 19th and 20th-century repertoire than of the 18th. Yet, he has long had an abiding love for Mozart and conducts his symphonic and operatic music on a regular basis. Issued to coincide with his 80th birthday year, this 2CD […]

Aromatherapy Vol.4

August 18, 2016

Aromatherapy, the quiet moments of classical music. And in the fourth volume, Music of the Night, there’s the ‘Barcarolle’ from Offenbach’s ‘Tales of Hoffmann’, slow movements from String Serenades by Mozart, Dvorak and Suk and of course, Chopin’s night music, celebrated by his popular D flat major Nocturne, Op. 27 No. 2.

Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 ‘Romantic’

June 15, 2016

Part of a mini-series within ‘Zubin Mehta: The Decca Years’ celebrating the vintage recordings he made for Decca. Here is the popular ‘Romantic’ Symphony coupled with a wondrous performance of the Prelude to the first act of ‘Meistersinger’.

Strauss: Sinfonia Domestica; Parergon; Eine Alpensinfonie; Macbeth

May 25, 2016

Zubin Mehta’s LAPO recording of Strauss’ ‘Sinfonia Domestica’ has long been considered a benchmark and after a considerable absence from the catalogue reappears here, coupled with the later ‘Parergon’ for piano (left hand) and orchestra. Equally celebrated is Mehta’s reading of the ‘Alpine Symphony’ and the set concludes with one of Strauss’ earliest tone poems, […]

Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3

May 25, 2016

Both Mahler’s First and Third symphonies, originally enjoyed subtitles for their movements. The first movement of the First was one ‘Spring Without End’, the second ‘Under Full Sail’. For the Third, Mahler paid tribute to the ‘Flowers in the Meadow’, the ‘Animals in the Forest’, ‘Man’, ‘Angels’ and ‘Love’, respectively, for its five movements. Both […]

The Best Of Saint-Saens

May 25, 2016

This ‘Best Of’ features complete works and in some of their most energetic performances. Mehta & Co raise the roof with their ‘Organ Symphony’ and Dutoit & Co have the best fun in ‘Carnival’. The recording is rounded off with two of the most popular pieces for violin and orchestra inimitably performed by Kyung Wha […]

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (piano version; Ravel orchestration)

May 25, 2016

As one of the releases in our ‘Primavera Series’, featuring illustrations by the gifted artists whose work has been displayed at the annual Primavera Exhibition in Sydney, it is appropriate that this CD should be adorned by a series of illustrations that make up Victoria Lobregat’s ‘Cloud of Flowers’. The music itself could hardly have […]

Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 4

May 25, 2016

Some of the most poetic readings of these concertos.  Lupu and Mehta bring freshness and vitality to No. 1 while No. 4 receives one of its most lucid readings on record with its famous opening, phrased with perhaps unequalled beauty.

Dvorak: Symphony No. 7; The Wood Dove; Carnaval Overture

May 25, 2016

Another addition to the ‘Zubin Mehta: The Decca Years’ series. All these works are issued for the first time on CD. Symphony  No. 7 is given one of its most stirring readings while the haunting symphonic poem ‘The Wood Dove’ makes a rare appearance on CD capped off by a thrilling, impetuous performance of the […]