BRAHMS: Complete Symphonies – Vienna Philharmonic/ NBC Symphony Orchestra/ BBC Symphony Orchestra/ Bruno Walter – Pristine Audio
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 in c minor, Op. 68; Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73; Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90; Symphony No. 4 in e minor, Op. 98 – Vienna Philharmonic/ NBC Symphony Orchestra/ BBC Symphony Orchestra/ Bruno Walter – Pristine Audio PASC 512 (2 CDs) 2 hrs 30:15 [www.pristineclasical.com] […]
Bruno Walter on The Standard Hour = WAGNER: Prelude from Parsifal; MOZART: Mass in c minor: Et incarnates est; Eine Kleine Nachtmusik; HAYDN: The Seasons: Oh, welcome now; Oh how pleasing to the senses; WEBER: Oberon Ov. – Brunetta Mazzolini, sop./ SF Sym. Orch./ Bruno Walter – Pristine Audio
A rare appearance by Bruno Walter in San Francisco makes a splendid impression in the Pristine incarnation. Bruno Walter on The Standard Hour = WAGNER: Prelude from Parsifal; MOZART: Mass in c minor, K. 427: Et incarnates est; Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525; HAYDN: The Seasons: Oh, welcome now; Oh how pleasing to the senses; […]
Vocal enthusiasts may well rejoice that a previously unreleased tape of Jussi Bjoerling appears, from 1959. Jussi Björling: Copenhagen Concert – Jussi Bjoerling, tenor/ Bertil Bokstedt (piano) – The Voice of Firestone 1952 Broadcast – Jussi Bjoerling, tenor/ Orch. & Chorus/ Howard Barlow (rec. live, Falkoner Centret, Copenhagen, 15 October 1959; NBC studio, Rockefeller […]
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WAGNER: Die Walküre: Act II – Kirsten Flagstad/ Lotte Lehmann/ Laurtiz Melchior/ Kathryn Meisle/ Friedrich Schorr/ Emanuel List/ San Francisco Opera Orch./ Fritz Reiner – Music&Arts
A stellar assemblage of vocal artists led by Fritz Reiner delivers a thoroughly engaging performance of Act II from Die Walküre, a perfect prize for the composer’s bi-centennial year.
BERLIOZ: Requiem – Nicolai Gedda, tenor/ Choir of N. German Radio/ Cologne Radio Choir/ Cologne Radio Sym. Orch./ Dimitri Mitropoulos – ICA Classics
ICA resurrects a deeply personal performance of the Berlioz Requiem from Cologne, led by the ever-enthusiastic musical missionary, Dimitri Mitropoulos.
Reiner Rarities, Vol. 2 = MOZART: A Musical Joke; BRAHMS: Alto Rhapsody; DEBUSSY: Petite Suite; LIEBERMANN: Concerto – various perf. /Fritz Reiner – Pristine
This is the second installment of rarities from conductor Fritz Reiner – items that were not commercially reissued.
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