MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition; CHERUBINI: Symphony in D; BACK: Intrada – Orch. del Teatro “La Fenice”/ Sergiu Celibidache – IDIS
A spectacular Celibidache concert from Venice demonstrates his capacity for drama and vivid colors – always. MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition; CHERUBINI: Symphony in D Major; BACK: Intrada – Orch. del Teatro “La Fenice” di Venezia/ Sergiu Celibidache – IDIS 6708, 68:34 [Distr. by Naxos] ****: The live concert offered here, 31 October 1965, under […]
COLERIDGE-TAYLOR: Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast; DVORAK: Symphonic Var. – Richard Lewis, tenor/ Royal Choral Society/ Philharmonia Orch./ Sir Malcolm Sargent – IDIS
The combination of two vintage Malcolm Sargent performances reminds us of his gift for choral and instrumental composition.
The Art of Andres Segovia, Vol. 7 = FRESCOBALDI: Passacaglia; Corrente; WEISS: Fantasia; BACH: Suite No. 3 in A Major; AGUADO: 8 Lessons for Guitar; GRANADOS: Andaluza; ALBENIZ: Granada; Zambra granadina; MENDELSSOHN: Song Without Words; DEBUSSY: La fille aux cheveux de lin – Andres Segovia, guitar – IDIS
Andres Segovia in 1961-1962 inscriptions that demonstrate the breadth of his repertory on the instrument whose legitimacy for the classics he proved time and again.
RESPIGHI: Quartetto Dorico; Il Tramonto; Lauda per la Nativita del Signore – Sena Jurinac, mezzo-soprano/ Barylli String Q./ Liliana Rossi and Lidia Marimpietri, sopranos/ Tomaso Frascati, tenor/ Chorus and Orch. dell’Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma/Nino Antonellini (Lauda) – IDIS
The instrumental and devotional side of Ottorino Respighi, 1924-1930, finds colorful and striking realization in these performances, 1960-1961.
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, “Eroica”; Leonore Overture No. 3 in C Major; BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 8 in C Minor – Vienna Philharmonic Orch./ Hans Knappertsbusch – IDIS (2 CDs)
Beethoven and Bruckner from the German “personality” Hans Knappertsbusch, whose ideas on matters of tempo and architecture will not appeal to all tastes, in spite of the VPO’s extraordinary discipline.
Lazar Berman Rarities = BACH: Partita No. 2; CHOPIN: Nocturne in F Minor; BRAHMS: Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor – IDIS
Legendary Russian pianist Lazar Berman offers recital materials from venues in Italy, made before he emigrated there in 1990.
Narcisco Yepes: The Beginning of a Legend = Guitar works of RODRIGO, RAMEAU, DE VISEE, SCARLATTI, BACH, MILAND, SANZ – IDIS
Early recordings by the splendid guitar virtuoso Yepes, who evoked controversy about his cool demeanor but never about his flawless technical mastery.
Vintage Glenn Gould in the music of Bach, recorded in Canada just prior to and contemporary with his American “break-through” in the Goldberg Variations recording for CBS.
SCHUBERT: Violin Sonata in D; BEETHOVEN: Two Violin Sonatas – Alexander Schneider, v. (Schubert)/ Joseph Szigeti, v./ Mieczyslaw Horszowski, p. – IDIS
Horszowski began playing before the public at around the age of nine and continuing until his 100th year.
Appropriate for the Liszt bi-centenary, virtuoso Gyorgy Cziffra returns in the main staples for piano and orchestra, fiery and poetic.
Master pianist Vladimir Horowitz explores the sensuous, mystical, and often tormented world of Scriabin’s fascinating piano music in classic renditions.
MAHLER: Symphony No. 9 in D Major – Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della RAI/ Sir John Barbirolli – IDIS
The debonair British conductor discovered Mahler relatively late in his career, but then embraced him with the unbridled devotion of any recent convert.