2 CD / Profil Edition Gunter Hanssler / 2015-06-09Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor; Kindertotenlieder, song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra)
Performers: Fassbaender, Brigitte [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Tennstedt, Klaus
Ensemble: North German Radio Symphony Orchestra
"The Fifth is a cursed work. Nobody understands it." (Gustav Mahler) The year 1901, when Mahler drafted the first sketches of the Fifth Symphony, mark...continue...
1 CD / Profil Edition Gunter Hanssler / 2015-06-09Works: Johann Ritter von Herbeck: Great Mass, for chorus, organ & orchestra in E minor
Performers: Hofmann, Wieland
Conductors: Schaller, Gerd
Ensemble: Munich Philharmonic
Gerd Schaller, who has made a name for himself by discovering unknown works and versions by Herbeck's contemporaries like Bruckner and Suppé has now discovered...continue...
Recording information: Bayerischer Rundfunk - Studio Franken (09/2014); Regentenbau Bad Kissingen (Max-Littmann-Saal) (09/2014)....continue...
2 CD / Profil Edition Gunter Hanssler / 2015-06-09Works: Alexander Scriabin: Sonate no 1 in f-moll, Op. 6; Sonata for Piano no 2 in G sharp minor, Op. 19 "Sonata fantasy"; Sonata for Piano no 3 in F sharp minor ("Etats d'âme"), Op. 23; Sonata for Pia...
Performers: Neuhaus, Heinrich; Richter, Sviatoslav; Sofronitsky, Vladimir
Vladimir Sofronitzki's performances of Alexander Scriabin are praised for their idiomatic rubato, together with a flair for musical architecture and rhythmic precision. In his desire...continue...
1 CD / Profil Edition Gunter Hanssler / 2015-06-09Conductors:
This new Tango music, rooted in Buenos Aires, expands through a variety of situations via my own style of breaking with the traditional "rules" of...continue...
Recording information: Liestal Musikschule, Switzerland (04/2009); The Jazzschule Basel, Switzerland (04/2009); Liestal Musikschule, Switzerland (2006-2007); The Jazzschule Basel, Switzerland (2006-20...continue...
2 CD / Profil Edition Gunter Hanssler / 2015-06-09Works: Franz Schubert: Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89
Performers: Schreier, Peter [Tenor Vocals]
Ensemble: Dresden Streichquartett
Peter Schreier took his time before tackling this "difficult piece", rarely performed by tenors. His legendary live recording of February 15, 1985 with pianist Sviatoslav...continue...
Recording information: Lukaskirche Zu Dresden (03/12/2005-03/15/2005)....continue...
Handel: Tamerlano, opera / Franz Mazura, Helen Donath, Kieth Engen et al.; Kantorei Barmen-Gemarke; Cappella Coloniensis; Leitner
2 CD / Profil Edition Gunter Hanssler / 2015-05-12Conductors: Leitner, Ferdinand
Ensemble: Cappella Coloniensis; Kantorei Barmen-Gemarke
Conductor Ferdinand Leitner (1912-96), learning his trade from masters like Walter, Busch, Richter and Karl Muck (as rehearsal pianist at Bayreuth), gained the experience that...continue...
Frédéric Chopin: Simply the Best - Piano Concertos, Sonatas, Etudes, Waltzes, Songs / Maurizio Pollini; Arthur Rubinstein; Eugéne Mursky, Konrad Jarnot [6 CDs]
6 CD / Profil Edition Gunter Hanssler / 2015-05-12Conductors:
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
The Profil label's Frédéric Chopin: Simply the Best is a 6CD overview of some of the finest works in the great Polish/French composer's uvre, from...continue...
Celebrating the Centennial of Sviatoslav Richter: String Quartets of Theophil Richter & Felix Blumenfeld / Odessa String Quartet
1 CD / Profil Edition Gunter Hanssler / 2015-05-12Conductors:
Ensemble: Odessa Quartet
Aside from some smaller piano pieces, the String Quartet in F major is the only remaining composition by Theofil Richter, father of pianist Sviatoslav Richter,...continue...
Mozart: Requiem, K.626 / Maria Stader, Hertha Toepper, John van Kesteren, Karl Christian Kohn. Richter, Munich Bach Orch. & Choir
1 CD / Profil Edition Gunter Hanssler / 2015-05-12Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K 626
Performers: Kesteren, John van; Kohn, Karl Christian; Stader, Maria
Conductors: Richter, Karl
Ensemble: Munich Bach Choir
Well-known for spearheading a general revival of interest in, and modernizing the performance practices of Baroque music, especially Bach, after WWII, Karl Richter (1926-81) also...continue...
Recording information: 11/1961....continue...