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JOSEPH SZIGETI – THE MERCURY MASTERS

November 29, 2022

Romanticist and classicist, modernist and conservative, the violinist Joseph Szigeti defied classification. His wide repertoire ranged from Bach to Bartók and beyond, and he played it all with skill and understanding, becoming known as ‘the thinking man’s virtuoso’. These Mercury recordings were made in New York and London during the autumn of Szigeti’s career, between […]

CHRISTIAN FERRAS EDITION

November 29, 2022

This edition brings together the Decca and Deutsche Grammophon recordings of Christian Ferras, supplemented by those he made for these labels’ French and Japanese divisions. A ‘soulful, intelligent artist who produced a sound that was patrician and elegant, sumptuous and golden’ (The American Scholar) this collection presents what Gramophone magazine called ‘some of the loveliest […]

Sir Adrian Boult – The Decca Legacy, Vol 3: 19th & 20th Century Music

November 9, 2022

The third volume of Boult’s complete Decca recordings features Boult the insightful accompanist and inspired Russian interpreter, featuring many long-unavailable and newly remastered Decca recordings. LIMITED EDITION. After twenty years as the BBC’s director of music, Sir Adrian Boult was unceremoniously ‘retired’ by the corporation in 1950. Still in the prime of his career, Boult […]

Sir Adrian Boult – The Decca Legacy, Vol 2: Baroque & Sacred Music

November 9, 2022

The second volume of Sir Adrian Boult’s Decca legacy brings together the conductor’s Messiah recordings of 1954 and 1960, plus Baroque and sacred music recitals from Kenneth McKellar, Kirsten Flagstad and Kathleen Ferrier. LIMITED EDITION. While hardly a ‘period-instrument’ pioneer, Sir Adrian Boult had a much surer sense of authentic Handelian style than most of his contemporaries. […]

Sir Adrian Boult – The Decca Legacy, Vol 1: British Music

November 9, 2022

The first in a three-volume edition of the complete Decca recordings of Sir Adrian Boult, this set represents the most complete survey ever issued of Sir Adrian Boult’s British music recordings for Decca. It includes previously unpublished recordings of Holst and a pioneering cycle of Vaughan Williams. LIMITED EDITION. Boult began recording for Decca in […]

Paul Paray The Mercury Masters Vol 2 (22CD)

May 5, 2022

Released 17 June 2022 Under the leadership of Paul Paray, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra quickly cultivated a brilliance of attack, precision of ensemble and moulded sonority. Their signature sound was ideally suited to the dynamic profile of Mercury Living Presence recordings, especially in stereo. This edition of their recordings, remastered from the original sources by […]