Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2; Ballade No. 1; Valse No. 17; Fantasie; Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 4 / Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano
1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2014-07-08Conductors: Gracis, Ettore
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Italian pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli was a legend in his own lifetime - renowned for his beautifully polished sound, clarity of execution, strict fidelity to...continue...
R. Strauss: Don Juan; Tod und Verklärung; Till Eulenspiegel lustige Streiche; Four Last Songs / Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano
1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2014-05-13Works: Richard Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20; Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24; Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28; Four Last Songs, AV 150
Performers: Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth [Soprano vocals]
Conductors: Furtwängler, Wilhelm; Ackermann, Otto
Ensemble: ; Philharmonia Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
This SACD release, part of Praga's Reminiscences series of remastered historic recordings, features music of Richard Strauss. Wilhelm Furtwängler leads the Vienna Philharmonic in the...continue...
Goldmark: Violin Concerto No. 1; Brahms: Violin Concerto; J.S. Bach: Chaconne BWV 1004 / Nathan Milstein, violin
1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2014-03-11Works: Karl Goldmark: Concerto for Violin no 1 in A Minor, Op. 28; Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77; Johann Sebastian Bach: Ciaccona, BWV 1004
Performers: Milstein, Nathan [Violin]
Conductors: Blech, Harry; Fistoulari, Anatole
Ensemble: ; Philharmonia Orchestra
The great violin virtuoso Nathan Milstein is the focus of this release in Praga's Reminiscences series, which features historic recordings remastered for SACD. The disc...continue...
Recording information: London (06/23/1960-06/24/1960); Salzburg (06/23/1960-06/24/1960); London (07/04/1957); Salzburg (07/04/1957); London (08/1956); Salzburg (08/1956)....continue...
1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2008-11-11Works: Ernst von Dohnányi: Variations on a Nursery Song for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 25; Konzertstück for Cello and Orchestra in D major, Op. 12; Concerto for Piano no 2 in B minor, Op. 42
Performers: Dohnányi, Ernst von; Starker, János
Conductors: Boult, Adrian; Susskind, Walter
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Dohnanyi has in recent years been unduly neglected, although at one time his music formed a regular element in concert programs. In part this neglect...continue...