Posts tagged as "wolfgang-amadeus-mozart"

Jeonghwan Kim in Recital

May 9, 2024

‘Jeonghwan showed us why he was the winner of the Sydney International Piano Competition in a performance that had lyricism and explosive virtuosity in equal measure,’ wrote the Sydney Arts Guide. Born in Seoul in 2000, Jeonghwan Kim began playing the piano at the age of six. In the following years, his numerous first prizes […]

Josef Krips Edition – Volume 2: 1955–1973

April 18, 2024

Mozart was Josef Krips’s yardstick in music: ‘My maxim is that everything has to sound as though it were by Mozart, or it will be a bad performance.’ Collected here are his Mozart symphony recordings with the Concertgebouworkest for Philips (1972–73), including a rehearsal sequence for Symphony No. 33, as well as the celebrated 1955 […]

Josef Krips Edition – Volume 1: 1947–1955

April 3, 2024

The apotheosis of Viennese style: Mozart, Strauss and more under the baton of JOSEF KRIPS. An Original Covers collection of classic Decca albums recorded between 1947 and 1955, including several recordings new to CD. LIMITED EDITION. Born and raised in Vienna, Josef Krips trained as a choirboy and studied with Felix Weingartner, who then hired […]

New Vienna Octet – The Decca Recordings

April 3, 2024

Postcards from Vienna: drawn largely from the supreme players of the Wiener Philharmoniker, collected here are the Decca recordings of Viennese chamber music ensembles, including the New Vienna Octet, Vienna Wind Soloists, Wiener Waldhornverein and Vienna Flute Trio, many making their first international appearance on CD. LIMITED EDITION. SINGLE PRESSING ONLY. Led by clarinettist Alfred […]

Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt Edition – Volume 2

August 29, 2023

Supplementary to his legendary Beethoven cycles for Decca are Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt’s recordings for Philips, Mercury, Deutsche Grammophon and Accord. They date from 1944 (Sutermeister) to 1972, when he made his last recording, fittingly by Mozart (Die Gärtnerin aus Liebe) a composer whom he revered above all: “We are too intimate friends … I can’t even […]

Herman Krebbers Edition

August 2, 2023

The most comprehensive collection ever issued of the recorded art of Herman Krebbers (1923–2018) featuring the great Dutch violinist as concerto soloist, chamber musician and concert master and issued to mark the centenary of his birth. An original jackets collection of a much-loved musician, with an introduction by Bernard Haitink, written shortly before his death. […]

Elly Ameling – The Philips Recitals

February 22, 2023

A glorious celebration of ‘the Dutch nightingale’: all of Elly Ameling’s song-recital albums for Philips in one original-covers box, including a premiere CD release for her first-ever recording. In a career that spanned 43 years, Elly Ameling recorded over 150 LPs and CDs, many of them recognised with an Edison Award, the Grand Prix du […]

Netherlands Wind Ensemble Complete Philips Recordings (17CD)

February 22, 2022

Issued complete for the first time, including several albums new to CD, is the Philips catalogue of the Netherlands Wind Ensemble – an ensemble that made a defining contribution to Dutch musical life in the 1970s. The Netherlands Wind Ensemble began life in 1959 as a wind quintet, but soon expanded to play Classical-era serenades […]

Wilhelm Kempff The Decca Legacy (13CD)

February 22, 2022

The Decca legacy of WILHELM KEMPFF, one of the last century’s greatest keyboard poets. Wilhelm Kempff is known, with good reason, as a Beethoven interpreter of sublime simplicity, with several cycles of the concertos and sonatas to his credit, all of them recorded for DG. However, he began recording as early as 1918 and made […]

Wolfgang Holzmair – The Philips Recitals

February 17, 2022

From Haydn to Eisler: the collected Philips recordings of WOLFGANG HOLZMAIR, a supreme art-song interpreter, including many long-deleted albums. Wolfgang Holzmair has long been recognised as one of today’s most accomplished and intelligent Lieder singers. He brings a refinement and subtlety to his performances worthy of the great German Lieder baritones, but it is the […]