Notes & Reviews:
Arturo Toscanini is considered by many to be the greatest conductor of modern times. He conducted 117 operas, not just by Italian composers such as Verdi, Puccini or Giordano, but also by Wagner, Mossorgsky and Debussy. He conducted 480 symphonies, including 48 premierès. This special super-audio compilation from Praga, released to commemorate the 150th anniversary of his birth, reflects on his distinctive blend of perfectionism and passion.
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'First Vienna School' Mozart: Marriage of Figaro, Ov.; Symphony No. 40; Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 88 & 94 'Drumroll' / Wilhelm Furtwängler
Dvorak: Symphony no 8, Scherzo Capriccioso, Notturno /Previn
Mozart: Cosi fan Tutte / Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Christa Ludwig, Giuseppe Taddei, Alfredo Kraus, Walter Berry. Philharmonia Orch. & Chorus, Karl Bohm (rec. 1962)
The Art of Midori - Sonatas, Concertos & Encore Pieces by Paganini, Dvorak, Beethoven, Strauss, Chopin, Debussy, Ravel, Sibelius, Bruch, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Bach, Mozart et al. [10 CDs]
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli: The Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon - Works by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert, Schumann, Debussy, and more / Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano [10 CDs]
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 2 and Concert Fantasia / Eldar Nebolsin, piano; Michael Stern,New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Eugen Jochum: Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, Vol. 1 - Orchestral Works / Eugene Jochum, conductor [42 CDs]
Hans Zimmer (Composer): Hans Zimmer: The Classics
Richard Wagner: Overtures, Preludes and Orchestral Excerpts / Marek Janowski, Runkfunk-Sinfoniorchester Berlin