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Verdi: Requiem; Te Deum / Zinka Milanov, Bruna Castagna, Jussi Bjorling, Nicola Moscona. Arturo Toscanini
Verdi: Requiem; Te Deum / Zinka Milanov, Bruna Castagna, Jussi Bjorling, Nicola Moscona. Arturo Toscanini

2 CD / Music & Arts / 2013-01-29

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Requiem Mass; Sacred Pieces
Performers: Björling, Jussi [Tenor Vocal]; Castagna, Bruna; Milanov, Zinka [Soprano Vocal]; Moscona, Nicola
Conductors: Toscanini, Arturo
Ensemble: ; Westminster Choir

Originally released in 1986, this set was one of Music & Arts classical best sellers for well over a decade, and was reissued in improved...continue...
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Claudio Arrau in Recital, 1969-1977 - Works by Beethoven; Brahms and Schumann / Claudio Arrau, piano [3 CDs]
Claudio Arrau in Recital, 1969-1977 - Works by Beethoven; Brahms and Schumann / Claudio Arrau, piano [3 CDs]

3 CD / Music & Arts / 2012-11-13

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Piano no 7 in D, Op. 10 no 3; Sonata for Piano no 13 in E flat major, Op. 27 no 1 "Quasi una fantasia"; Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"; Vari...
Performers: Arrau, Claudio [Piano]

There have been few pianists of Arrau's range and stature, and these invaluable live recordings can only reaffirm memories of another time, another place, where...continue...
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Bruckner: Symphony No. 3 / F. Charles Adler, Vienna SO
Bruckner: Symphony No. 3 / F. Charles Adler, Vienna SO

2 CD / Music & Arts / 2012-11-13

Works: Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 3 in D minor, WAB 103; Recorded Sound: Applause; Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection"
Performers: Felbermayer, Anny
Conductors: Adler, F. Charles
Ensemble: ; Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Previously unreleased live performances from 1953 and 1956 of F. Charles Adler conducting the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. These performances are given to us from the...continue...
Recording information: Large Konzerthaussaal (03/29/1956-03/30/1956); Large Konzerthaussaal (04/08/1953)....continue...
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Szymon Goldberg Centenary (Edition), Vol. 2: Commercial Recordings / Szymon Goldberg, violin [8 CDs]
Szymon Goldberg Centenary (Edition), Vol. 2: Commercial Recordings / Szymon Goldberg, violin [8 CDs]

8 CD / Music & Arts / 2012-10-30

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for Violin in D minor, BWV 1052; Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042; Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046; Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, B...
Performers: Bottermund, Hans; Breiden, Heinrich; Feuermann, Emanuel; Goldberg, Szymon; Harzer, Albert; Hindemith, Paul [Composer]; Jones, Geraint; Kern, Gustav; Kraus, Lili [Piano]; Kruttge, Eigel; Lush, Ernest;...
Conductors: Susskind, Walter; Melichar, Alois; Kletzki, Paul;
Ensemble: ; Members of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Recordings were made of Goldberg (1909-1993) over virtually a 60-year period--perhaps one of the longest studio careers of any violinist and certainly most consistent in...continue...
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Bruno Walter Conducts Bruckner's 4th and 9th Symphonies / NBC (1940) & Philadelphia (1948) Orchestras
Bruno Walter Conducts Bruckner's 4th and 9th Symphonies / NBC (1940) & Philadelphia (1948) Orchestras

2 CD / Music & Arts / 2012-07-31

Works: Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 4 in E flat major, WAB 104 "Romantic"; Symphony no 9 in D minor, WAB 109; Recorded Sound: Applause; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no 35 in D major, K 385 "Haffner"
Conductors: Walter, Bruno
Ensemble: ; NBC Symphony Orchestra; Philadelphia Orchestra

In much the same way as he championed Mahler, conductor Bruno Walter was a tireless advocate for Bruckner during his American years. This period in...continue...
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Knappertsbusch conducts Bruckner: Symphonies no 8 & 9 / Vienna PO (1961); Berlin PO (1950)
Knappertsbusch conducts Bruckner: Symphonies no 8 & 9 / Vienna PO (1961); Berlin PO (1950)

2 CD / Music & Arts / 2012-07-31

Works: Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 9 in D minor, WAB 109; Symphony no 8 in C minor, WAB 108
Conductors: Knappertsbusch, Hans
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor Hans Knappertsbusch has always aroused controversy over his Bruckner performances due to his perceived lassitude of tempo and allegiance to first-published editions. Tempo flexibility,...continue...
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Pianist Raoul Koczalski Plays Chopin: Broadcast Recordings from German Radio 1945 & 1948
Pianist Raoul Koczalski Plays Chopin: Broadcast Recordings from German Radio 1945 & 1948

2 CD / Music & Arts / 2012-07-31

Works: Frédéric Chopin: Mazurka for piano no 25 in B minor, Op. 33/4, CT. 75; Nocturne for piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 9/1, CT. 108; Ecossaise for piano no 1 in D major, Op. 72/1, CT. 11; Walt...
Performers: Koczalski, Raoul
Conductors: Celibidache, Sergiu

Raul Koczalski (3 January 1884, Warsaw-24 November 1948, Poznaf) was a Polish pianist who studied with Chopin's pupil Karol Mikuli and became an acclaimed Chopin...continue...
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Zino Francescatti, Violin: A Treasury of Studio Recordings 1931-1955 / Zino Francescatti, violin [3 CDs]
Zino Francescatti, Violin: A Treasury of Studio Recordings 1931-1955 / Zino Francescatti, violin [3 CDs]

3 CD / Music & Arts / 2012-07-31

Works: Ernest Chausson: Concert for Piano, Violin and String Quartet in D major, Op. 21; Claude Debussy: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor; La fille aux cheveux de lin; Préludes, Book 1; Maurice...
Performers: Balsam, Artur; Casadesus, Robert [Composer/Piano]; Faure, Maurice; Francescatti, Zino; Lanner, Max
Conductors: Ormandy, Eugene; Cluytens, André

In late-1930s America the Great Depression raged on, affecting all parts of life, not least the arts. Whereas European violinists had once flocked to the...continue...
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Mahler: Symphony No. 1; Wagner: Faust Overture / Bruno Walter
Mahler: Symphony No. 1; Wagner: Faust Overture / Bruno Walter

1 CD / Music & Arts / 2012-07-10

Works: Richard Wagner: Faust Overture; Siegfried Idyll; Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan"; Recorded Sound: Applause
Conductors: Walter, Bruno
Ensemble: NBC Symphony Orchestra

This recording is the complete concert of April 8, 1939 with Bruno Walter conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra. Digitally restored in 2010, this is the...continue...
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M&A 1241
Schumann: Dichterliebe; Frauenliebe und lebn /  A Treasury of Great Interpretations
Schumann: Dichterliebe; Frauenliebe und lebn / A Treasury of Great Interpretations

2 CD / Music & Arts / 2012-03-13

Works: Robert Schumann: Dichterliebe, Op. 48; Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42
Performers: Lehmann, Lotte; Moore, Gerald [Piano]; Schiotz, Aksel; Ulanowsky, Paul

Music & Arts offers three different interpretations of two of Robert Schumann's song cycles. A treasury of great interpretations, indeed!...continue...
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The Busch-Serkin Duo: Live at the Library of Congress and Other Venues (1939-1950)
The Busch-Serkin Duo: Live at the Library of Congress and Other Venues (1939-1950)

4 CD / Music & Arts / 2012-02-14

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat major, K 380 (374f); Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat major, K 481; Sonata for violin & piano no 27 in G major, K. 379 (K. 373a); F...
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Ensemble: Busch-Serkin Duo

These are digitally restored recordings of the Busch~Serkin Duo in live performances at the Library of Congress and other venues made between 1939 and 1950....continue...
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M&A 1244
Impromptu: A Treasury of Extemporaneous Piano Compositions 1821-2008 / Margarita Glebov
Impromptu: A Treasury of Extemporaneous Piano Compositions 1821-2008 / Margarita Glebov

1 CD / Music & Arts / 2012-02-14

Works: Jan Václav Vorísek: Impromptu for piano in B major, Op. 7/6; Franz Liszt: Impromptu for Piano in F sharp major, S 191 "Nocturne"; César Cui: Impromptu-Caprice for piano in E major; Mil...
Performers: Glebov, Margarita

A treasury of extemporaneous compositions written between 1821 and 2008 that includes several first recordings is offered by the Russian-American pianist Margarita Glebov....continue...
Recording information: University of Maryland, Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Claric (10/2009); University of Maryland, Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Claric (12/2008/05/2009)....continue...
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Knappertsbusch Conducts Bruckner Symphonies nos 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9; Wagner
Knappertsbusch Conducts Bruckner Symphonies nos 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9; Wagner

6 CD / Music & Arts / 2011-11-08

Works: Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 3 in D minor, WAB 103; Symphony no 4 in E flat major, WAB 104 "Romantic"; Symphony no 5 in B flat major, WAB 105; Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107; Symphony no 8 in C min...
Performers: Aldenhoff, Bernd; Cunitz, Maud; Rohr, Otto van
Conductors: Knappertsbusch, Hans
Ensemble: ; Bavarian State Orchestra; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Munich Philharmonic Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

A newly restored collection of previously released (and no longer available) Knappertbusch best sellers from the Music and Arts catalog. Bruckner's Symphony No. 3 was...continue...
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M&A 1256
Sir Thomas Beecham In Toronto / previously Unissued Concerts
Sir Thomas Beecham In Toronto / previously Unissued Concerts

4 CD / Music & Arts / 2011-10-11

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony no 102 in B flat major, H 1 no 102; Symphony no 94 in G major, H 1 no 94 "Surprise"; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no 38 in D major, K 504 "Prague"; Symphony no 35 in...
Conductors: Beecham, Thomas

Three of these discs are previously unissued concerts of Sir Thomas Beecham conducting Canadian orchestras from 1960. The fourth bonus disc contains live BBC broadcasts...continue...
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Paul Badura-Skoda Plays Chopin
Paul Badura-Skoda Plays Chopin

1 CD / Music & Arts / 2011-01-01

Works: Frédéric Chopin: Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, Op. 58; Mazurka for piano no 41 in C sharp minor, Op. 63/3, CT. 91; Mazurka for piano no 47 in A minor, Op. 68/2, CT. 97; Mazurka for pian...
Performers: Badura-Skoda, Paul

Pianist, scholar and pedagogue Paul Badura-Skoda may best be known to the music loving public at large as an exponent of the Viennese classics. In...continue...
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M&A 1248
Toscanini conducts Wagner - Complete Carnegie Hall Farewell
Toscanini conducts Wagner - Complete Carnegie Hall Farewell

1 CD / Music & Arts / 2010-12-14

Works: Richard Wagner: Lohengrin; Siegfried; Götterdämmerung; Tannhäuser; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Conductors: Toscanini, Arturo
Ensemble: NBC Symphony Orchestra

This is Toscanini's only concert recorded in stereo that survives complete! Deleted six years ago from the Music & Arts catalog, this long-time best seller...continue...
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M&A 3008
Furtwängler Conducts Brahms - Complete Symphonies, etc
Furtwängler Conducts Brahms - Complete Symphonies, etc

4 CD / Music & Arts / 2010-08-10

Works: Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68; Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73; Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90; Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98; Variations on a Theme of Haydn for orchestra, ...
Performers: Fischer, Edwin [Piano]
Conductors: Furtwängler, Wilhelm

Re-release of a long unavailable best seller.

"A specially priced set from Music & Arts gathers what are arguably the conductor's most inspired Brahms symphony...continue...
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M&A 4941
Mykola Suk plays Franz Liszt Piano Favorites
Mykola Suk plays Franz Liszt Piano Favorites

1 CD / Music & Arts / 2009-12-08

Works: Franz Liszt: Sonata for Piano in B minor, S 178; Apres une lecture du Dante; Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244
Performers: Suk, Mykola

Ukranian pianist Mykola Suk, who now lives in the U.S., won a Gold Medal at the Budapest Liszt competition and has been internationally acclaimed as...continue...
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The Art of Oscar Fried, Vol. 4 / Oscar Fried, Berlin State Opera Orchestra & Choir
The Art of Oscar Fried, Vol. 4 / Oscar Fried, Berlin State Opera Orchestra & Choir

1 CD / Music & Arts / 2009-11-10

Works: Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107; Richard Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer, WWV 63; Lohengrin, WWV 75; Tannhäuser, WWV 70; Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz, Jä...
Conductors: Fried, Oskar

This is the widely awaited first CD transfer of these recordings (of which the Bruckner 7th was the work's recording premiere). Previous volumes were acclaimed...continue...
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M&A 1231
Chopin: Complete Études / Juana Zayas
Chopin: Complete Études / Juana Zayas

2 CD / Music & Arts / 2009-10-13

Works: Frédéric Chopin: Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10; Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25; Trois nouvelles études, for piano, KK IIb/3, CT. 38-40 (B. 130)
Performers: Zayas, Juana

Juana Zayas, acclaimed for her Chopin interpretations is presented in a 2-cd set. The first cd is reissued from recordings made in 1983 and 1989,...continue...
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Chopin: Etudes Op. 10 & 25 / Paul Badura-Skoda
Chopin: Etudes Op. 10 & 25 / Paul Badura-Skoda

1 CD / Music & Arts / 2009-10-13

Works: Frédéric Chopin: Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10; Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25; Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 157/Op. 59
Performers: Badura-Skoda, Paul

The Etudes are from the celebrated 1956 Westminster recording and this reissue will be greeted with enthusiasm by connoisseurs. The Mazurkas are from a 1999...continue...
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Volkmar Andreae Conducts Bruckner
Volkmar Andreae Conducts Bruckner

9 CD / Music & Arts / 2009-09-08

Works: Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 1 in C minor, WAB 101; Symphony no 2 in C minor, WAB 102; Symphony no 3 in D minor, WAB 103; Symphony no 4 in E flat major, WAB 104 "Romantic"; Symphony no 5 in B flat maj...
Performers: Dermota, Anton [Tenor Vocals]; Forrer, Alois; Frick, Gottlob; Loose, Emmy
Conductors: Andreae, Volkmar
Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Although hardly known today, the Swiss conductor Volkmar Andreae (1879-1962) belonged to the great generation of Bruckner conductors born while the composer was still in...continue...
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M&A 1227
Szymon Goldberg Centenary Edition Vol 1 - Non-Commercial Recordings
Szymon Goldberg Centenary Edition Vol 1 - Non-Commercial Recordings

8 CD / Music & Arts / 2009-08-11

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for Violin in D minor, BWV 1052; Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042; Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050; Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat maj...
Performers: Babin, Victor; Balsam, Artur; Bonsel, Adriaan; Casals, Pablo [Cello]; Curcio, Maria; Goldberg, Szymon; Horszowski, Mieczyslaw; Nelsova, Zara; Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth [Soprano vocals]; Serkin, Rudolf [...
Conductors: Goldberg, Szymon; Mitropoulos, Dimitri; Samuel, Gerhard; Beinum, Eduard Van; Steinberg, William
Ensemble: ; Netherlands Chamber Orchestra; New York Philharmonic; Oakland Symphony Orchestra; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Goldberg was the archetypal Classical violinist and in his everyday life, behaved exactly as he played - a rare gift. He was, perhaps, at his...continue...
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Schumann: Piano Sonatas / Carlo Grante
Schumann: Piano Sonatas / Carlo Grante

1 CD / Music & Arts / 2009-01-13

Works: Robert Schumann: Piano Soanta in F sharp minor, Op. 11; Sonata for Piano no 3 in F minor ("Concerto Without Orchestra"), Op. 14; Sonata for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 22
Performers: Grante, Carlo

Schumann was one of the greatest composers for the piano, contributing to its literature a series of poetic works in which classical structure and Romantic...continue...
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Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1; Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1; Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3

1 CD / Music & Arts / 2008-12-01

Works: Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15; Sergey Prokofiev: Concerto for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 26
Performers: Kapell, William [Piano]
Conductors: Mitropoulos, Dimitri; Stokowski, Leopold
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M&A 0990
Wilhelm Furtwängler conducts Brahms: Requiem, Symphony no. 1
Wilhelm Furtwängler conducts Brahms: Requiem, Symphony no. 1

2 CD / Music & Arts / 2008-11-11

Works: Johannes Brahms: German Requiem, Op. 45
Performers: Lindberg-Torlind, Kerstin; Sonnerstedt, Bernhard
Conductors: Furtwängler, Wilhelm
Ensemble: Stockholm Concerts Associations Orchestra

This previously released disc (1988 and 2000) is taken from a concert in Stockholm on November 19, 1948. This is the performance to hear if...continue...
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Schubert: Symphonies no 8-9 / Furtwängler, Berlin PO
Schubert: Symphonies no 8-9 / Furtwängler, Berlin PO

1 CD / Music & Arts / 2008-11-11

Works: Franz Schubert: Symphony no 8 in B minor, D 759 "Unfinished"; Symphony no 9 in C major, D 944 "Great"
Conductors: Furtwängler, Wilhelm

John Ardoin writes in his notes: "[In 1950] Furtwangler made his only studio version of the Eighth, and its sound is surprisingly harsh (with the...continue...
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M&A 1218
Verdi: Requiem, Te Deum / Toscanini, Nelli, Merriman, McGrath, Scott, NBC SO, et al
Verdi: Requiem, Te Deum / Toscanini, Nelli, Merriman, McGrath, Scott, NBC SO, et al

2 CD / Music & Arts / 2008-11-11

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Sacred Pieces (4), for chorus & orchestra; Requiem Mass; Recorded Sound: Applause
Performers: McGrath, William; Merriman, Nan; Nelli, Herva; Scott, Norman
Conductors: Toscanini, Arturo
Ensemble: NBC Symphony Orchestra

This 1948 version is almost completely without mishap. Indeed, there is ample reason to consider it the finest of the Maestro's achievements with this monumental...continue...
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Wilhelm Furtwängler conducts Bruckner: Symphonies no 4-9
Wilhelm Furtwängler conducts Bruckner: Symphonies no 4-9

5 CD / Music & Arts / 2008-10-14

Works: Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 4 in E flat major, WAB 104 "Romantic"; Symphony no 5 in B flat major, WAB 105; Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107; Symphony no 6 in A major, WAB 106; Symphony no 9 in D min...
Conductors: Furtwängler, Wilhelm

"Using what's described as the "revolutionary harmonic balancing technique" of one Aaron Z. Snyder, the sound here is clearer, cleaner, and more present than any...continue...
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Wagner: Siegfried Idyll;  Bruckner: Symphony no 9 / Bruno Walter, Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll; Bruckner: Symphony no 9 / Bruno Walter, Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra

1 CD / Music & Arts / 2008-08-12

Works: Richard Wagner: Siegfried Idyll; Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 9 in D minor, WAB 109
Conductors: Walter, Bruno
Ensemble: Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra

Captured here in excellent sound is Walter's penultimate concert with the Philharmonic before he retired as its guest conductor (Carnegie Hall, 10 February, 1957). The...continue...
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The Art of Dimitri Mitropoulos Vol. 1 - Berg, Beethoven, Vaughan Williams, et al
The Art of Dimitri Mitropoulos Vol. 1 - Berg, Beethoven, Vaughan Williams, et al

4 CD / Music & Arts / 2008-08-12

Works: Alban Berg: Concerto for Violin; Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37; Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis; Ernest Chausson: Symphony in B flat ma...
Performers: Casadesus, Jean; Petri, Egon; Szigeti, Joseph [Violin]
Conductors: Mitropoulos, Dimitri
Ensemble: NBC Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra

Few great conductors can be classified by just a few characteristics. Although this cautionary remark applies to Dimitri Mitropoulos, it seems safe to say that,...continue...
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M&A 1213
Goltz: Complete Works for Piano Solo / Sergei Podobedov
Goltz: Complete Works for Piano Solo / Sergei Podobedov

1 CD / Music & Arts / 2008-05-01

Works: Boris Goltz: Scherzo in E minor; Preludes (24) for piano, Op. 2; Frédéric Chopin: Nocturne for piano no 4 in F major, Op. 15/1, CT. 111; Waltz for piano no 10 in B minor, Op. 69/2, CT. 216;...
Performers: Podobedov, Sergei

Rachmaninoff, Goltz might have become as famous as these giants of Russian pianism had he not perished at just 28 during the siege of Leningrad....continue...
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Michelangeli in Recital - Beethoven, Chopin: Sonatas
Michelangeli in Recital - Beethoven, Chopin: Sonatas

1 CD / Music & Arts / 2008-03-01

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Piano no 11 in B flat major, Op. 22; Sonata for Piano no 12 in A flat major, Op. 26 "Funeral March"; Frédéric Chopin: Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor,...
Performers: Michelangeli, Arturo Benedetti
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M&A 1036
Wagner: Götterdämmerung - Live 1942 Bayreuth / Elmendorff
Wagner: Götterdämmerung - Live 1942 Bayreuth / Elmendorff

4 CD / Music & Arts / 2008-02-01

Works: Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung
Performers: Booth, Margary; Dalberg, Frederick; Fuchs, Marta; Kallab, Camilla; Koch, Egmont; Langhammer, Irmgard; Scheppan, Hilde; Svanholm, Set [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: Elmendorff, Karl
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Chorus

"...His [Elmendorff's] leadership in this performance reflects long experience in keeping up the forward momentun while relaxing tempos for dramatic emphasis in the climaxes. He...continue...
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Wagner: Die Meistersinger, etc / Knappertsbusch, Edelmann
Wagner: Die Meistersinger, etc / Knappertsbusch, Edelmann

4 CD / Music & Arts / 2008-02-01

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Siegfried Idyll
Performers: Adam, Theo; Bohme, Kurt [Bass Vocal]; Borst, Heinz; Casa, Lisa della; Edelmann, Otto; Faulhaber, Werner; Janko, Josef; Kohl, Max; Mikorey, Karl; Neidlinger, Gustav [Baritone Vocals]; Pflanzl, Heinric...
Conductors: Knappertsbusch, Hans
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Chorus; Cologne West German Radio Orchestra
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M&A 1014
Chopin: Piano Concertos no 1 & 2 / Badura-Skoda, et al
Chopin: Piano Concertos no 1 & 2 / Badura-Skoda, et al

1 CD / Music & Arts / 2007-11-01

Works: Frédéric Chopin: Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11; Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21
Performers: Badura-Skoda, Paul
Conductors: Rodzinski, Artur
Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra

Paul Badura-Skoda has earned a richly deserved reputation as one of the greatest classicists of his generation. It is a profile solidified by multiple recordings...continue...
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M&A 1206
Brahms, Schubert, Strauss / Otto Klemperer, et al
Brahms, Schubert, Strauss / Otto Klemperer, et al

1 CD / Music & Arts / 2007-10-01

Works: Johannes Brahms: Variations on a Theme of Haydn for orchestra, Op. 56a "St. Anthony"; Franz Schubert: Symphony no 4 in C minor, D 417 "Tragic"; Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, O...
Conductors: Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

The Toscanini Memorial Concert preserved in this album was an altogether remarkable event: three great conductors, Bruno Walter, Charles Munch and Pierre Monteux came forth...continue...
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M&A 1207
A Forgotten Conductor Vol 3 - Beethoven, etc / Oskar Fried
A Forgotten Conductor Vol 3 - Beethoven, etc / Oskar Fried

1 CD / Music & Arts / 2007-08-01

Works: Carl Maria von Weber: Euryanthe, J 291/Op. 81; Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36; Franz Liszt: Les préludes, S 97; Igor Stravinsky: L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), concert s...
Conductors: Fried, Oskar

Oskar Fried, one of Mahler's students, may not be as famous as some of his contemporaries but none other than Otto Klemperer praised him as...continue...
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M&A 1198
In Memory of Arturo Toscanini / Munch, Walter, Monteux
In Memory of Arturo Toscanini / Munch, Walter, Monteux

2 CD / Music & Arts / 2007-06-01

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"; Recorded Sound: Applause; Claude Debussy: La mer; Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, O...
Conductors: Walter, Bruno; Munch, Charles; Monteux, Pierre
Ensemble: Symphony of the Air
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M&A 1201
Mendelssohn, Brahms: Violin Concertos / Szigeti, et al
Mendelssohn, Brahms: Violin Concertos / Szigeti, et al

1 CD / Music & Arts / 2007-05-01

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin in D minor; Spoken Word: Announcement; Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77
Performers: Szigeti, Joseph [Violin]
Conductors: Walter, Bruno; Mitropoulos, Dimitri
Ensemble: Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra

Szigeti (1892-1973) was an artist of rare intellect and integrity; he eschewed the role of the virtuoso, placing himself totally at the service of the...continue...
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Schumann, Dvorak: Piano Quintets / Schnabel, et al
Schumann, Dvorak: Piano Quintets / Schnabel, et al

1 CD / Music & Arts / 2007-04-01

Works: Robert Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44; Antonin Dvorák: Quintet for Piano and Strings no 2 in A major, Op. 81/B 155
Performers: Schnabel, Artur [Piano]

A long-time Schnabel chamber music favorite, long unavailable, has been carefully restored and made available in greatly improved sound....continue...
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Sunday Evenings with Pierre Monteux - California 1941-52
Sunday Evenings with Pierre Monteux - California 1941-52

13 CD / Music & Arts / 2007-03-01

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Consecration of the House, overture Op. 124; Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67; Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43; Egmont, incidental music, Op. 84; Fidelio, overture, Op. 72c; Leo...
Performers: Blinder, Boris; Blinder, Naoum; Cherkassky, Shura [Piano]; Cutner, Solomon; Kapell, William [Piano]; Kraus, Lili [Piano]; Warenskjold, Dorothy
Conductors: Monteux, Pierre
Ensemble: Standard Symphony Orchestra

"Is this ever a generous sampling of Pierre Monteux and the San Francisco Symphony! Music and Arts' Sunday Evenings with Pierre Monteux collects broadcast performances...continue...
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Recordings for German Radio - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Recordings for German Radio - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

2 CD / Music & Arts / 2007-02-01

Works: Jean-Philippe Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie; Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208; Giovanni Battista Sammartini: Weisse Schäfchen; Chris...
Performers: Greindl, Josef; Piltti, Lea; Pitti, Lea; Raucheisen, Michael; Scheck, Gustav; Schonecke, Herbert; Schultz, Rudolf; Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth [Soprano vocals]; Wolf, Deta

The recordings of songs presented here, ranging from a Bach cantata excerpt to folk songs, were all made during World War II for the Reichsrundfunk...continue...
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Stokowski and Kubelik Conduct - Stereo Recordings from 1952
Stokowski and Kubelik Conduct - Stereo Recordings from 1952

1 CD / Music & Arts / 2006-11-01

Works: Jacob Avshalomov: Taking of T'ung Kuan, for orchestra; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, Op. 64; Bedrich Smetana: Má vlast
Conductors: Stokowski, Leopold
Ensemble: Detroit Symphony Orchestra

It was Fritz Reiner who once said that Leopold Stokowski was "the man who invented high fidelity" and it is certainly true that of all...continue...
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M&A 1190
Godowsky Edition Vol 5 - Transcriptions, etc / Carlo Grante
Godowsky Edition Vol 5 - Transcriptions, etc / Carlo Grante

1 CD / Music & Arts / 2006-10-01

Works: Carl Maria von Weber: Sonata for Piano no 1 in C major ("Perpetuum Mobile"), J. 138 (Op. 24); Leopold Godowsky: Aufforderung zum Tanz (Invitation to the Dance), contrapuntal arrangement for piano (af...
Performers: Grante, Carlo

"This is Grante's fifth volume of the complete piano music of Godowsky. Previous volumes on M&A include Schubert Transcriptions (984-Mar/Apr 1998), Bach Violin Sonatas (1039),...continue...
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Casals Festivals at Prades Vol 2 - Live, 1953-62
Casals Festivals at Prades Vol 2 - Live, 1953-62

12 CD / Music & Arts / 2006-09-01

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata for Violin solo no 2 in A minor, BWV 1003; Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004; Sonata for Violin solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1005; Partita for Violin solo n...
Performers: Baker, Julius; Bloom, Robert; Casals, Pablo [Cello]; de los Angeles, Victoria; Farrow, Norman; Ferras, Christian [Violin]; Fuchs, Joseph; Fuchs, Lillian; Greenhouse, Bernard; Horszowski, Mieczyslaw; ...
Conductors: Casals, Pablo; ; Casals, Pablo [Cello]; Végh, Sándor
Ensemble: ; Bach Aria Group; Prades Festival Orchestra
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M&A 1187
A Forgotten Conductor Vol 2- Liszt, Beethoven / Oskar Fried
A Forgotten Conductor Vol 2- Liszt, Beethoven / Oskar Fried

1 CD / Music & Arts / 2006-08-01

Works: Franz Liszt: Mazeppa for 2 Pianos, S 640; Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"
Conductors: Fried, Oskar
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Berlin State Opera Orchestra

A student of Mahler and a pioneer interpreter of new music, Oskar Fried (1871-1941) was dubbed by the late Otto Klemperer (never generous with praise...continue...
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M&A 1185
Pierre Monteux in France 1952-58 Concert Performances
Pierre Monteux in France 1952-58 Concert Performances

8 CD / Music & Arts / 2006-07-01

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Pétrouchka; Le sacre du printemps; Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Le Coq d'Or (The Golden Cockerel; Zolotoy petushok), concert suite for orchestra; Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no...
Performers: Casadesus, Robert [Composer/Piano]; Greindl, Josef; Jodry, Annie; Luca, Libero de; Moysan, G.; Stader, Maria
Conductors: Monteux, Pierre
Ensemble: French National Orchestra
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M&A 1182
Schumann: Carnaval, Arabesque, etc / Juana Zayas
Schumann: Carnaval, Arabesque, etc / Juana Zayas

1 CD / Music & Arts / 2006-03-01

Works: Robert Schumann: Carnaval, Op. 9; Arabeske for piano in C major, Op. 18; Toccata for piano in C major, Op. 7; Fantasiestücke, Op. 12
Performers: Zayas, Juana
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M&A 1181
Violin Concertos [Live Recordings] / Francescatti
Violin Concertos [Live Recordings] / Francescatti

4 CD / Music & Arts / 2006-02-01

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Violin no 3 in G major, K 216; Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61; Sonata for violin & piano no 7 in C minor ("Eroica"), Op. 30/2; Roma...
Performers: Bagnoli, Eugenio; Casadesus, Robert [Composer/Piano]; Francescatti, Zino
Conductors: Cluytens, André; Leinsdorf, Erich; Klecki, Paul; Dorati, Antal
Ensemble: ; Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris ; ORTF National Orchestra

During the late 1930s the Great Depression was still raging, and many a European violinist luminary had made an American debut hoping for success. Despite...continue...
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