1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2016-04-29Conductors: Mravinsky, Yevgeny
Ensemble: Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Shostakovich's Symphony No.5 was given its première in 1937. It was outwardly in compliance with the ruling party, but the public heard a message of...continue...
Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 30; The Bells, Op. 35 / Van Cliburn, piano / Kirill Kondrashin
1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2016-04-15Conductors: Kondrashin, Kirill
Ensemble: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra; Russian Republic Capella; Symphony of the Air, New York
At the first International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow during the height of the Cold War, the gold medal went to the young American pianist Van...continue...
L'Arte Della Variazione: Paganini and Beyond, Critic's Choice - Paganini, Liszt, Brahms, Szymanovski, Lutoslawski, Blacher / Michael Rabin, violin; Geza Ana, piano; Thomas Zehetmair, violin; Artur Rubinstein, piano
1 CD / Praga / 2016-04-15Conductors: ; Reiner, Fritz; Fricsay, Ferenc
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Prague Piano Duo; RIAS Sinfonie Orchester Berlin
Paganini's Caprice No.24 was written as a showcase for the composer's own prodigious talents. It inspired many other composers to write variations on its theme....continue...