Strauss Archive

Nikolai Sokoloff and the Cleveland Orchestra: Complete Recordings, 1924-28 – The Cleveland Orchestra. Nikolai Sokoloff – Pristine Audio

Nikolai Sokoloff and the Cleveland Orchestra: Complete Recordings, 1924-28 – The Cleveland Orchestra. Nikolai Sokoloff – Pristine Audio

Recording and audio restoration engineer Mark Obert-Thorn has a coup in the form of the complete recordings (for the Brunswick label) of Russian-born conductor Nikolai Sokoloff (1886-1965), the first leader of the Cleveland Orchestra.  Nikolai Sokoloff and the Cleveland Orchestra: Complete Recordings, 1924-28 = BORODIN: Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor; BRAHMS: Hungarian Dance No. 5 […]

Furtwängler conducts Romantic Poems and Viennese Dances = Orchestral works by LISZT; WAGNER; BRAHMS; SMETANA; TCHAIKOVSKY; STRAUSS – Vienna Phil. Orch./ Berlin Phil. Orch. / Wilhelm Furtwängler  – Praga Digitals 

Furtwängler conducts Romantic Poems and Viennese Dances = Orchestral works by LISZT; WAGNER; BRAHMS; SMETANA; TCHAIKOVSKY; STRAUSS – Vienna Phil. Orch./ Berlin Phil. Orch. / Wilhelm Furtwängler – Praga Digitals 

Praga Digitals restores in stunning sound Wilhelm Furtwängler’s explorations into tone-poems and orchestral works that gain his sense of Romantic ardor. Furtwängler conducts Romantic Poems and Viennese Dances = LISZT: Les Preludes; WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll; BRAHMS: Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Op. 56a; SMETANA: The Moldau; TCHAIKOVSKY: Waltz and Finale from Serenade for Strings […]

Streams and Podcasts for 8 October 2017

This week, The Music Treasury presents the noted conductor Hans Knappertsbusch.  Featured will be works by Johann Strauss, Richard Wagner, concluding with Bruckner’s Symphony #3 in D Minor.  The show is hosted by Dr. Gary Lemco, who has generously provided an overview of the life and music of Knappersbusch, appended below. The show can be […]

Cantelli: New York Phil. Orch. = CRESTON: Dance Overture; SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 4; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4, No. 5; VIVALDI: Concerto Grosso; R. STRAUSS: Don Juan, Op. 20 – Wilhelm Backhaus (piano)/ Walter Gieseking (piano)/ New York Philharmonic/ Guido Cantelli – Pristine 

Cantelli: New York Phil. Orch. = CRESTON: Dance Overture; SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 4; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4, No. 5; VIVALDI: Concerto Grosso; R. STRAUSS: Don Juan, Op. 20 – Wilhelm Backhaus (piano)/ Walter Gieseking (piano)/ New York Philharmonic/ Guido Cantelli – Pristine 

Cantelli: New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Vol. 2 = CRESTON: Dance Overture; SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 4 in d minor, Op. 120; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58; VIVALDI: Concerto Grosso in d minor, Op. 11, No. 3, RV 565; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73 “Emperor”; R. STRAUSS: […]

Leopold STOKOWSKI conducts BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1; WEBER: Invitaton to the Dance; STRAUSS: Blue Danube and Vienna Woods Waltzes; LISZT: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 – Philadelphia Orch./ Leopold Stokowski – PASC

Leopold STOKOWSKI conducts BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1; WEBER: Invitaton to the Dance; STRAUSS: Blue Danube and Vienna Woods Waltzes; LISZT: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 – Philadelphia Orch./ Leopold Stokowski – PASC

BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 in c minor, Op. 68; WEBER: Invitaton to the Dance, Op. 65 (arr. Berlioz/Stokowski); J. STRAUSS: On the Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz, Op. 314; Tales from the Vienna Woods Waltz, Op. 325; LISZT: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (orch. Mueller-Berghaus) – Philadelphia Orchestra/ Leopold Stokowski – Pristine Audio PASC 500, 70:01 [www.pristineclassical.com] […]

NOVAK: In the Tatra Mountains; Lady Godiva; Eternal Longing – Buffalo Phil. Orch./ JoAnn Falletta – Naxos

NOVAK: In the Tatra Mountains; Lady Godiva; Eternal Longing – Buffalo Phil. Orch./ JoAnn Falletta – Naxos

Relatively neglected but richly colorful scores by Novak have opulent realization from the BPO under JoAnn Falletta.   Vitezslav NOVAK: In the Tatra Mountains, Op. 26; Lady Godiva – Overture, Op. 41; Eternal Longing, Op. 33 – Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra/ JoAnn Falletta – Naxos 8.573683, 52:47 (4/14/17) ****: I first encountered the often “shimmering” music […]

STRAVINSKY:The Firebird Suite; Petrushka;  Les cinq droits; Valse and Polka; Valse pour les infants – fragment; The Rite of Spring – Part I; MOZART: Fugue in c – Beecham Sym. Orch./ Sir Thomas Beecham/ Royal Albert Hall Orch./ Sir Eugene Goossens/ Berlin State Opera Orch./ Oskar Fried/ The Philadelphia Orch./ Stokowski – Igor Stravinsky, Soulima Stravinsky, pianos – Pristine Audio

STRAVINSKY:The Firebird Suite; Petrushka; Les cinq droits; Valse and Polka; Valse pour les infants – fragment; The Rite of Spring – Part I; MOZART: Fugue in c – Beecham Sym. Orch./ Sir Thomas Beecham/ Royal Albert Hall Orch./ Sir Eugene Goossens/ Berlin State Opera Orch./ Oskar Fried/ The Philadelphia Orch./ Stokowski – Igor Stravinsky, Soulima Stravinsky, pianos – Pristine Audio

Pristine completes its survey of the acoustic Stravinsky legacy and simultaneously accords us access to a special sound world. STRAVINSKY: Rarities (1916 – 1938) = The Firebird – Suite excerpts (1911); Petrushka – Complete Ballet; The Firebird – Suite (1919); 7 Pieces from Les cinq droits; Valse and Polka from Three Easy Pieces; Valse pour […]

Audio News for June 24, 2016

Portland’s Allegro Distributors Out of Business – Brothers Joe, Vince and Rico Micallef have run Allegro Media Group since 1982, specializing in indie music label CDs and DVDs. But when music streaming caught on, the bottom fell out. There used to be seven major label groups – now there are just two. The same thing […]

Audio News for May 27, 2014

Classical Music News; Sharp Greatly Reduces Prices on Aquos & UHD TVs; Screen Innovations Enlarges Selection of Ambient-Light-Rejecting Screens; Integra Adds HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 to AVRs; More UltraViolet Users Watching TV Content