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Hans Knappertsbusch The Opera Edition (19CD)

November 23, 2021

A priceless collection of Hans Knappertsbusch’s opera recordings made for Universal Music labels, including the legendary live Parsifal performances of both 1951 and 1962, the Vienna studio Die Meistersinger of 1950-51, the Munich Fidelio of 1961, as well as operatic excerpts and highlights. For singers such as Birgit Nilsson, Jon Vickers, George London and Hans […]

Hans Knappertsbusch The Orchestral Edition (18CD)

November 23, 2021

Gathered together for the first time on Universal Music labels, including several first CD releases on Decca, is the orchestral legacy of an inimitable genius of the podium: Hans Knappertsbusch. Even in his own lifetime, Hans Knappertsbusch divided opinion, between listeners affronted by technical slips caused by his notorious aversion to rehearsal and those who […]

Neville Marriner – Haydn: Symphonies

November 23, 2021

With the delightful original LP cover illustrations, this ‘original jackets’ presentation collects together for the first time the 33 Haydn Symphonies recorded by Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields over a twenty-year period, from 1970–1990. Both the polish and refinement of these performances, as well as the recording quality […]

Fou Ts’ong Complete Westminster Recordings (10CD)

November 23, 2021

The Westminster label legacy of a master Chopin interpreter, issued complete for the first time in an ‘original covers’ box of new remasterings. Almost half a century before Lang Lang, the pianist Fou Ts’ong took Europe and then the US by storm. With his third-prize finish at the 1955 International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, listeners […]

Clemens Krauss – Complete Decca Recordings

November 22, 2021

The most comprehensive collection ever issued of Clemens Krauss’s commercial legacy of recordings, newly remastered and presented as an original jackets limited edition. In Mark Obert-Thorn’s new remasterings for this Eloquence box set, we can appreciate anew the genius for colour, pacing and timing which made Clemens Krauss the unrivalled conductor of his day in […]

Ruggiero Ricci Complete American Decca Recordings (9CD)

September 21, 2021

Several legendary but long-unavailable recordings freshly remastered in a comprehensive ‘original covers’ set of Ruggiero Ricci’s recordings for American Decca during the 1960s. With definitive accounts of the Tchaikovsky Concerto and the Paganini Caprices recorded in 1950, Ruggiero Ricci became established as a Decca artist in the early days of LP. A decade later he […]

Ruggiero Ricci Complete Decca Recordings (20CD)

September 21, 2021

The most complete tribute ever issued to the fiendish fingers and sublime artistry of a true virtuoso, Ruggiero Ricci: a feast of concerto, solo and recital repertoire recorded by Ricci, collected together for the first time, and including a previously unpublished set of the Brahms Violin Sonatas. Born Roger Rich to an Italian immigrant father […]

Alexander Gadjiev – Live

September 15, 2021

ALEXANDER GADJIEV, winner of the 2021 Sydney International Piano Competition, makes his debut recording for Decca (Australia) on the Eloquence “New Series” imprint, devoted to brand new recordings. Carrying off the Ernest Hutcheson First Prize but also an additional six prizes at the 2021 Online Edition of the Sydney International Piano Competition, the young Italian-Slovenian […]

Wilhelm Furtwängler – The Decca Recordings

August 18, 2021

Two legendary studio recordings and a 1951 concert from Munich: the small but precious Decca legacy of the 20th century’s greatest recreative conductor, Wilhelm Furtwängler. While the performances of Wilhelm Furtwängler issued by Decca have been made available in small and large compilations, they have never been issued in this convenient format. They include a […]

Igor Markevitch – The Philips Legacy

July 9, 2021

Igor Markevitch’s complete recordings for Philips, made between 1959 and 1968, including several recordings new to CD. Igor Markevitch made his debut on the Philips label in 1959 with a pair of symphonies by Haydn, conducting the Parisian Lamoureux Orchestra, whose fortunes he had begun to revive two years previously. He had embarked on a […]

Igor Markevitch – The Deutsche Grammophon Legacy

July 9, 2021

Issued complete for the first time, Igor Markevitch’s Deutsche Grammophon legacy from Berlin, Paris, Prague and New York, made between 1953 and 1965. ORIGINAL JACKETS | LIMITED EDITION. ‘I record so much I forget even my own records!’ Markevitch was a prolific recording artist for several labels, principal among them Deutsche Grammophon, HMV/EMI and Philips […]

Lindsay String Quartet – Beethoven: Complete String Quartets

July 1, 2021

The Lindsay String Quartet’s award-winning and first Beethoven cycle (1979–83), originally recorded for ASV: risk-taking musicianship at the highest level.  LIMITED EDITION. ‘We had spent more time on rehearsing and trying to understand Beethoven than any other composer: he was a God to us,’ writes cellist Bernard Gregor-Smith. Through the course of their 40-year career, […]