Historic Recordings of Impressionist Composers by Marius-Francois Gaillard and Carmen Guilbert, from the skillful hands of engineer Mark Obert-Thorn.
Category: Classical Reissue Reviews
Yet another exceptional release from Mark Obert-Thorn and the engineers at Pristine Audio, of recordings by Max Fiedler for the German Radio.
Albert Markov, Vol. 1 – The Melodiya Recordings, 1956-1963 = Works for Violin by PAGANINI; KREISLER, CORELLI, FALLA and more – DOREMI
Albert Markov’s stellar rendering of classics of the violin literature… Paganini, Kreisler, Brahms, Khatchturian…
Stokowski conducts British Music at the NBC, 1943-44 = Music by HOLST; BUTTERWORTH; VAUGHAN WILLIAMS – NBC Symphony Orchestra/ Leopold Stokowski – Pristine Audio
Leopold Stokowski leads wartime performances of British Music, by NBC Symphony.
George Szell excellent rendering music of Smetana and Dvorak, including his own arrangement of “From My Life” quartet.
Wilhelm Furtwängler: SCHUMANN: Cello Concerto; TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6, “Pathetique” – Berlin Philharmonic – Pristine Audio
SCHUMANN: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129; TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 “Pathetique” – Tibor de Machula, cello/ Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/ Wilhelm Furtwaengler – Pristine Audio PASC 545, 71:33 [www.pristineclassical.com] ****: Andrew Rose and Pristine resuscitate two appearances by Wilhelm Furtwaengler with “his wife,” the Berlin Philharmonic, the first from […]
Sergio Fiorentino Live in Taiwan = Piano works of Beethoven, Bach, Scriabin and others – Rhine Classics
This restored recital from Taiwan’s Novel Hall captures the Fiorentino at the peak of his form in splendid sound
RACHMANINOV plays RACHMANINOV = The Four Piano Concertos & Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini – Philadelphia Orchestra – Pristine
The four Rachmaninov concertos and Rhapsody could hardly be more “authentic” than those presented by the composer in lustrous remastering.
Carl Orff/Carmina Burana – Paul Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis – Telarc Records/Concord Music Group
A new vinyl release of a 1981 recording of Carmina Burana is up to the task.
The 1953 Mahler First under Jascha Horenstein has its own epic merits, and it bears many moments of ravishing style.
Sir Thomas Beecham, Vol. 1 = Symphonic Works by GRIEG; BRAHMS; BERLIOZ – Symphony of the Air – Yves St-Laurent Studio
The Toscanini Memorial as led by Sir Thomas Beecham returns to us with blazing intensity and passionate fervor.
A new vinyl reissue of the 1986 Nutcracker Soundtrack is worthy of this historic ballet.
Mark Obert-Thorn restores in his first volume of Brailowsky Chopin a series of fluent and dramatic performances by a true acolyte of the composer.
The Backhaus pre-War Beethoven piano sonatas reveal a fleet, thoughtful interpreter of power and persuasion.
Pristine quite literally resurrects a 1941 Beethoven Ninth with Leopold Stokowski, a performance rife with historical import.
The extraordinary, virtuoso breadth of Wilhelm Backhaus comes to us in restored glory, 1925-1937.
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3; DVORAK: New World Symphony – The Philadelphia Orchestra/ Leopold Stokowski/Artur Rodzinski – Pristine Audio
Leopold Stokowski’s “golden age” Brahms and Dvorak enjoy vivid restoration, courtesy of Mark Obert-Thorn.
MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto; DVORAK: Violin Concerto – Nathan Milstein, violin/ Swiss Festival Orchestra – Audite
Nathan Milstein confirms his repute for absolute mastery in two classic concertos, live from Lucerne.
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/Robert Shaw – STRAVINSKY: Firebird; BORODIN: Overture & Dances From Prince Igor – Telarc Records
Modern Russian composers are revisited in this reissued vinyl!
Tchaikovsky’s National overture sounds vibrant on this 180-gram digital vinyl.
A rare digital vinyl of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons gets a 180-gram re-boot!
Jazz and classical music converge on this inspired album!