Notes & Reviews:
Beethoven was Wilhelm Furtwängler's guiding musical force. In his interpretations of the symphonies, the conductor generates irresistible dramatic momentum – and a constant sense of imaginative freshness – through the interrelationship of form, harmony, texture, rhythm and tempo. These recordings, all made in the late 1940s and early 1950s, in the Musikverein in Vienna and at concerts in London, Bayreuth and Stockholm, were newly remastered in 2010, bringing their sound more alive than ever before.
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Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas / Artur Schnabel, piano (mono, rec. 1932-35, remastered in 24 bit/96kHz) [8 CDs]
Great Trumpet Concertos by Vivaldi, Bach, Albinoni, Torelli, Purcell, Zipoli, Telemann, Fasch, Tartini, Marcello, Molter, Haydn, Mozart, Cimarosa, Hummel, Jolivet, Arutiuian, Jolivet et al. / Maurice André, trumpet (rec. 1962-80) [6 CDs]
Chopin: Piano Works - Préludes; Impromptus; Nocturnes; Ballades, Scherzos; Sonatas; Mazurkas; Waltzes; Polonaises; Etudes; Concertos / Francoois-Rene Duchable, piano (rec. 1974-97) [6 CDs]
Mendelssohn: The 5 Symphonies; The 13 String Symphonies / Kurt Masur, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig; Concerto Koln; Bonney, Wiens, Schreier (rec. 1987-96) [6 CDs]
Emil Gilels: The Complete RCA and Columbia Album Collection - solo piano works and concertos by Bach, Brahms, Chopin, Liszt, Schubert, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky et al. / Emil Gilels, piano (rec. 1955-1979) [7 CDs]
Schubert: Piano Sonatas D959, 664, 850, 568, 958, 960; 894; Impromptus, D899 & 935; Wanderer Fantasy; Piano Quintet, D667 "Trout" / Elisabeth Leonskaja, piano (rec. 1985-97) [6 CDs]
Julius Katchen: The Complete Decca Recordings - Works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Gamba, Liszt, and many more / Julius Katchen, piano; various artists [35 CDs}
Elegance, The Art of Marius Petipa & Alexander Gorsky: Don Quichot. Music by Ludwig Minkus (live, Amsterdam Music Theatre, 2010) / Dutch National Ballet [Blu-ray]
J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier / John Paul, lautenwerck