1 CD / Sony / 2004-07-27Works: Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 9 in D minor, WAB 109; Te Deum in C major, WAB 45
Performers: Harrell, Mack; Lipton, Martha; Lloyd, David; Yeend, Frances
Conductors: Walter, Bruno
Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra; Westminster Choir
"Bruno Walter's 1959 recording is a superb achievement. Walter's mellow, persuasive reading leads one through the leisurely paragraphs so that the logic and coherence seem...continue...
2 CD / Sony Classical / 1998-03-31Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
Performers: Addison, Adele; Lloyd, David; Oberlin, Russell; Vacchiano, William; Warfield, William [Baritone Vocals]
Conductors: Bernstein, Leonard
Ensemble: New York Philharmonic; Westminster Choir
This version of Handel's 'Messiah' could quite possibly be feasible today only as a Bernstein reissue. The quest for authenticity has overtaken the performance and recording of early music, and even ...continue...