TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 “Pathetique”; Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32 – Boston Symphony Orchestra/ Serge Koussevitzky – Pristine Audio PASC 550, 72:16 [www.pristineclassical.com] ****: If memory serves, Serge Koussevitzky (1874-1951) made only one commercial recording of the Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in B minor (1930), on shellac discs (RCA M […]
Toscanini reviews Russian Composers in the re-release of historic recordings!
Berlioz shines in these outstanding historic recordings from the 1930s!
Historic Recordings of Impressionist Composers by Marius-Francois Gaillard and Carmen Guilbert, from the skillful hands of engineer Mark Obert-Thorn.
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’s stellar rendering of classics of the violin literature… Paganini, Kreisler, Brahms, Khatchturian…
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.
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 […]
This restored recital from Taiwan’s Novel Hall captures the Fiorentino at the peak of his form in splendid sound
The four Rachmaninov concertos and Rhapsody could hardly be more “authentic” than those presented by the composer in lustrous remastering.
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.
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.
Leopold Stokowski’s “golden age” Brahms and Dvorak enjoy vivid restoration, courtesy of Mark Obert-Thorn.
Nathan Milstein confirms his repute for absolute mastery in two classic concertos, live from Lucerne.
Modern Russian composers are revisited in this reissued vinyl!