Pristine Audio Archive
An exceptional collection of Heifetz recordings!
TCHAIKOVSKY: “Pathetique” Symphony; Francesca da Rimini – Boston Symphony Orchestra/ Serge Koussevitzky – Pristine Audio
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 conducts Contemporary Russian Music = Works by PROKOFIEV; SHOSTAKOVICH; KABALEVSKY – NBC Symphony Orchestra – Pristine Audio
Toscanini reviews Russian Composers in the re-release of historic recordings!
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 […]
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.
Pristine quite literally resurrects a 1941 Beethoven Ninth with Leopold Stokowski, a performance rife with historical import.
Stokowski: Wartime NBC Performances = Works by COPLAND; MOHAUPT; LAVALLE; HANSON; AMFITHEATROF; ANTHEIL; SCHOENBERG – Pristine Audio
Stokowski and the NBC Symphony between 1942 and 1944 deliver to the world a series of world premieres.
Horenstein conducts PROKOFIEV = Symphony Nos. 1 & 5; Suites – Concerts Colonne Orchestra Paris – Pristine Audio
Pristine restores the vivid 1954 Vox performances by Jascha Horenstein of music by Prokofiev, now imbued with new life.
Artur Bodanzky conducts = Works by WAGNER; MOZART; BERLIOZ; STRAUSS; OFFENBACH – Berlin State Opera Orchestra – Pristine Audio
Mark Obert-Thorn restores the commercial recordings of Artur Bodaznky, who for a generation dominated the German MET repertory.
Producer Andrew Rose and Pristine add potent interpretations of mid-20th Century scores by the volcanic conductor Jascha Horenstein.
Rudolf Serkin: Early and Unpublished Recordings = Works by BEETHOVEN; BUSONI; SCHUMANN – Pristine Audio
Mark Obert-Thorn restores previously unpublished, vital Rudolf Serkin performances to the active catalogue.
The sixth volume in the Spivakovsky legacy adds virtuoso color to an already seamless stylistic presence.
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6; Romeo and Juliet Fantasy – NBC Symphony Orchestra/ Leopold Stokowski – Pristine Audio
Leopold Stokowski leads two 1944 NBC Symphony concerts in music of Tchaikovsky, brilliantly and passionately executed.
Bernstein in the 1940s, Volume 2 = Works by SCHUMANN; ROZSA; R. STRAUSS – New York Philharmonic – Pristine Audio
Pristine restores the historical moment of Bernstein’s 1943 debut at Carnegie Hall, a moment that officially launched a legendary career.
The Music of Lucien Caillet, Vol. 2 = Works by BACH; BUXTEHUDE; VIVALDI ; DEBUSSY; RACHMANINOV; TCHAIKOVSKY; CAILLET – Pristine Audio
Both sophisticated and splashy, the transcriptions from Lucien Caillet compel some virtuoso playing from various ensembles.
Jascha Spivakovsky: Bach to Bloch, Volume 5 = Piano Concertos by MOZART, TCHAIKOVSKY – Jascha Spivakovsky, piano/ Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/ Clarence Raybould/ Victorian Symphony Orchestra/ Sir Bernard Heinze – Pristine Audio
The fifth in the series devoted to Russian piano virtuoso Jascha Spivakovsky delivers two potent concertos from his Australian concerts.
Mark Obert-Thorn adds more rare Bruno Walter recordings to supplement his three earlier installments. Bruno Walter Rarities, Vol. 2 = BERLIOZ: Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9; HANDEL: Concerto Grosso in b, Op. 6, No. 12; WAGNER: Parsifal: Act I Transformation Music; A Siegfried Idyll; MOZART: Le Nozze di Figaro, K. 492 – Overture; Serenade No. […]
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 9 in E-flat Major; SCRIABIN: Piano Concerto in f-sharp; DVORAK: Sym. Variations – Paul Badura-Skoda, p./ Polish Radio Sym. Orch./ Charles Mackerras – Pristine Audio
Charles Mackerras makes his Pristine debut with a concert appearance in Scotland with the Polish Radio Orchestra. SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 70; SCRIABIN: Piano Concerto in f-sharp minor, Op. 20; DVORAK: Symphonic Variations, Op. 78 – Paul Badura-Skoda, p./ Polish Radio Sym. Orch./ Charles Mackerras – Pristine Audio PASC 487, 74:47 […]
Bruno Walter – The Complete Columbia Acoustic Recordings – Works of MENDELSSOHN, BERLIOZ, WEBER, WAGNER, & R. STRAUSS – Pristine Audio
The earliest Bruno Walter records reveal a committed Romantic conductor in music in the German tradition. Bruno Walter – The Complete Columbia Acoustic Recordings – WEBER: Overture to Der Freischuetz; MENDELSSOHN: Nocturne from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61; BERLIOZ: Menuet of the Will-o’-the-Wisps from La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24; WAGNER: Tristan und Isolde: […]
Mark Obert-Thorn restores the World Premiere recording of Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony. Fabien Sevitzky – Indianapolis Symphony Vol. 1 = TCHAIKOVSKY: Manfred Sym. in b minor, Op. 58; Waltz from Eugene Onegin, Op. 24; GLINKA: Russlan and Ludmilla Ov.; RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Dubinushka, Op. 62; LIADOV: Baba Yaga, Op. 56 – Indianapolis Sym. Orch./ Fabien Sevitzky – […]