EMI Classics Archive
“Conrad Tao: Voyages” — MONK: Railroad; RACHMANINOV: 5 Preludes; TAO: Vestiges; Iridescence; RAVEL: Gaspard de la Nuit – Conrad Tao, p. – EMI Classics
A frothy amalgam of jazz forms, classical, and contemporary musical styles.
RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN: At the Movies = Oklahoma! Overture; 2 Songs; Carousel: Waltz; 4 Songs; South Pacific: 3 Songs; The King and I: Overture; The Sound of Music: Main Title and Preludium; 2 Songs -Soloists/ Maida Vale Singers/John Wilson Orchestra – EMI Classics
An effective and lushly-mounted tribute to a winning combination of the American musical theater, and the melodies never quit.
KARL JENKINS: Stella Natalis; Joy to the World – Kate Royal, sop./Alison Balsom, trumpet/ Jody K. Jenkins & Zands, percussion/Tenebrae/ Adiemus Singers/ Marylebone Camerata/ Karl Jenkins – EMI Classics
A most attractive new Christmas piece by the famed Karl Jenkins.
A sampler of some of the variety of music talented trumpet-player Balsom has recorded, with a crossover slant.
A fine new collection of some of the best recordings of the evocative music of Delius.
DVOŘÁK: Piano Concerto in G Minor; GRIEG: Piano Concerto; SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto – Sviatoslav Richter, p./ Bavarian State Orch. Munich/ Carlos Kleiber (Dvořák)/ Monte Carlo Nat. Opera Orch./ Lovro von Matačić – EMI Signature Collection (2 discs)
Good to have this available again, but has some problems.
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 3 “Scottish”; Symphony No. 4 “Italian”; Hebrides Overture; SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 4 – Philharmonia Orch./ Otto Klemperer – EMI Classics Signature Series (2 discs)
One of the glories of the catalog restored to pristine splendor.
Neapolitan Songs – Giuseppe di Stefano, tenor/ studio orch./ G. M. Guarino, Dino Oliveri – EMI Classics Signature Series (2 discs)
Di Stefano brought to glory with sound that he can only have dreamed of hearing on an album.
DEBUSSY: Complete Piano Works [Playlist Follows] – Walter Gieseking, p. – EMI Classics Signature Series (4 discs)
Now for the first time we can hear Gieseking’s masterful Debussy interpretations as they were heard in the studio in the 1950s.
MOZART: The Last Six Symphonies (Nos. 35, 36, 38, 39, 40 & 41; Ov. to The Abduction from the Seraglio – Philharmonia Orch. & New Philharmonia Orch./ Otto Klemperer – EMI Classics stereo-only (3 discs)
Another revelatory SACD reissue in the EMI Signature Collection.
BEETHOVEN: Triple Concerto; BRAHMS: Violin Concerto; Double Concerto – David Oistrakh, violin/ Mstislav Rostropovich, cello/ Sviatoslav Richter, piano/Berlin Philharmonic/ Herbert von Karajan (BEETHOVEN)/Cleveland Orch./ George Szell (BRAHMS) – EMI Classics (2 discs)
The first of our reviews of the initial batch of EMI Classics Signature SACD Collection.
The Byron Janis Chopin Collection = CHOPIN: 6 Mazurkas; 6 Nocturnes; 4 Waltzes; Impromptu No. 1; Etude in C-sharp Minor – EMI Classics
Plastic and fluid, the Byron Janis traversals of Chopin combine high intellect and high poetic gloss.
EMI Classics Digital Debut Series (downloads only) = Paul Appleby, tenor; Sean Lee, violin; Conrad Tao, piano [iTunes]
A new series of medium-play downloads devoted to promising new Juilliard musicians.
KARL JENKINS: The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace; For the Fallen (In memoriam Alfryn Jenkins) – Soloists/John S. Davies Singer/Orch. of Welsh Nat. Opera/Karl Jenkins – S4C-Opus/EMI Classics DVD + CD
EMI has combined the 2005 releases on CD and DVD into one album.