Posts tagged as "pyotr-ilyich-tchaikovsky"

Nicolai Orloff – The Decca Recordings

October 29, 2018

The complete published Decca recordings of a fine but forgotten Russian pianist, previously unreleased on CD. A student of the legendary pedagogue Konstantin Igumnov, Nikolai Orloff, became a professor of piano himself at the Moscow Conservatoire in 1917, at the age of just 25. Having emigrated to Paris in 1922, he soon began to make […]

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake; The Nutcracker

October 29, 2018

According to legend, Anatole Fistoulari (1907–1995), conducted an orchestra for the first time at the age of seven. Having moved to France in his twenties, he escaped to England after the fall of France in 1939 and based the rest of his career in the UK as a ballet specialist who became something of a […]

Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades

October 29, 2018

A first international release on CD for the first recording in stereo of Tchaikovsky’s tragic masterpiece of obsession. With this and six companion issues, Eloquence makes available for the first time on CD the seven complete Russian operas recorded in 1955 by Decca with the company of the Belgrade Opera. Fresh from a successful tour […]

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin

September 21, 2018

A first release on CD for the first recording in stereo of Tchaikovsky’s operatic masterpiece. With this and six companion issues, Eloquence makes available for the first time on CD the seven complete Russian operas recorded in 1955 by Decca with the company of the Belgrade Opera. Fresh from a successful tour of ‘Boris Godunov’ […]

The Little Ballerina (Classics for Kids)

June 15, 2018

The perfect introduction to ballet music as little ballerinas take their first steps into the magical world of ballet. From sugar plums to fairy princes and skating couples to waltzing flowers, each track is carefully selected to delight young listeners.  

Alfredo Campoli: The Bel Canto Violin – Vol 4

January 12, 2018

One of the most significant violinists in gramophone history, Alfredo Campoli enjoyed tremendous success in the 1930s as a purveyor of light music both in concerts with his own salon orchestra and on Decca. A series of six, 2CD reissues from Eloquence focuses on the violinist’s postwar reinvention of himself as ‘Campoli’, the classical soloist. […]

Karel Ancerl – The Philips Recordings

August 10, 2017

Through many recordings on Supraphon, the sympathetic, dynamic relationship of Karel Ančerl with the Czech Philharmonic is well known, especially in native repertoire such as Dvořák and Smetana. To a lesser extent, his work late in life with the Toronto Symphony, once he had emigrated to Canada, is documented on CD. However, his brief but […]

An Evening at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

July 14, 2017

The Lyric Opera of Chicago was founded as recently as 1954 but within two years it had secured the services of many operatic stars of the day who were doubtless reassured of the quality and warmth of reception at the company by the trailblazing US debut of Maria Callas as Norma in its first season. […]

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4; Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

June 16, 2017

The Hungarian conductor Antal Doráti had already made several recordings in the US with various orchestras for the Mercury label when Philips engaged him to begin working in the studio with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam. There had been thrilling accounts of Tchaikovsky from both Minneapolis and Chicago and so it was to be […]

Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 4

February 21, 2017

A collection of all of Tchaikovsky’s symphonies and ballet suites from the rich archives of Deutsche Grammophon. All the performances have been justifiably critically appraised. This volume includes First, Second and Fourth Symphonies, the latter two with Abbado, and the First in Michael Tilson Thomas’s suave, fairy-lights recording with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. ‘Michael Tilson […]

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 / Manfred Symphony

February 21, 2017

A collection of all of Tchaikovsky’s symphonies and ballet suites from the rich archives of Deutsche Grammophon. All the performances have been justifiably critically appraised. This volume includes Tchaikovsky’s final symphony, the ‘Pathétique’ and the tone poem ‘Romeo and Juliet’ – both recorded by Claudio Abbado in the early 1970s – as well as a […]

Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 3 & 5

February 21, 2017

A collection of all of Tchaikovsky’s symphonies and ballet suites from the rich archives of Deutsche Grammophon. All the performances have been justifiably critically appraised. This volume includes the CD premiere of one of Tchaikovsky’s least-known symphonies – the third. Moshe Atzmon’s airborne reading, stunningly recorded in 1973 in Vienna, makes a long-overdue appearance. Rowicki’s […]