Posts tagged as ""

Rafael Orozco – The Philips Legacy

May 23, 2024

‘Fire-eating virtuoso’ is how Stereo Review described the finales of the Rachmaninoff concertos recorded by pianist Rafael Orozco (1952–1992) with Edo de Waart. Collected here are the complete Philips recordings of one of Spain’s piano aristocracy, winner of the 1966 Leeds Piano Competition. There is passion and poetry in equal measure, and an instinctive feeling […]

Rudolf Firkušný Edition

May 23, 2024

From a landmark Janáček album to previously unissued Schubert, this collection presents the Deutsche Grammophon, British and American Decca, and Westminster legacy of Rudolf Firkušný (1912–1994), acclaimed by Stereo Review as ‘the outstanding champion of Czech piano music on the international circuit’. LIMITED EDITION. SINGLE PRESSING ONLY. Released 28 June 2024

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 […]

Uladzislau Khandohi in Recital

May 9, 2024

Taking Second Prize at the 2023 Sydney International Piano Competition, the Belarussian pianist Uladzislau (Vladislav) Khandohi stunned jury and audience members alike with phenomenally precise and committed accounts of repertoire from Schubert via Chopin and Prokofiev to Mark Grandison. His solo-repertoire performances from the competition are presented here in an album which will cause pianophiles […]

Wynona Wang in Recital

May 9, 2024

Sonatas by Beethoven, Liszt, Rachmaninoff and Janáček display the artistry and pianistic firepower of Wynona Wang in live performances from the 2023 Sydney International Piano Competition, in which she was a popular finalist. As a finalist at The Sydney, Wang demonstrated a questing musical mind in her chosen solo repertoire. The Beijing-born, Juilliard-trained pianist explored […]

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 […]