1 CD / Orfeo / 2015-03-10Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-Übung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9)
Performers: Lifschitz, Konstantin [Piano]
This live recording is being released 20 years after Konstantin Lifschitz's final concert at the Gnessin School. He played Bach's Goldberg Variations there as part...continue...
Recording information: Groáer Saal Musikhochschule Würzburg (11/27/2012)....continue...
Mozart: Don Giovanni / Raimondi, Price, Varady, Popp, Winkler, Dean, Moll. Sawallisch, Bayerische Staatsoper (live, 7/12/1973)
3 CD / Orfeo / 2015-03-10Conductors: Sawallisch, Wolfgang
Ensemble: Bayerische Staatsoper
The rare production of Mozart's Don Giovanni that doesn't just have a charismatic Don came about in 1973 at the Munich Opera Festival. Ruggero Raimondi...continue...
Verdi: Don Carlo; Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov / Ferruccio Furlanetto, bass; Michael Halasz, Carlos Alvarez et al.; Vienna State Opera Chorus & Orch.; Gatti, Sokhiev
1 CD / Orfeo / 2015-01-13
In the world of opera there are certain roles for every type of voice that can crown a singer's stage career. For the basso profondo,...continue...
R. Strauss: Salzburg Recitals / Schwarzkopf, Della Casa, Seefried, Gedda, Ludwig, Prey, Price, Schreier, Mathis, Von Stade et al. (rec. 1956-2010)
2 CD / Orfeo / 2014-11-11
The collection of selections from various song recitals from 1956 to 2010 is in celebration of the 150th birthday of Richard Strauss. No less than...continue...
Beethoven: Prometheus Ov.; Stravinsky: Firebird Ste; Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet; Mussorgsky, Schonberg / Claudio Abbado
1 CD / Orfeo / 2014-11-11Conductors: Abbado, Claudio
Ensemble: European Community Youth Orchestra; Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra; Vienna Youth Choir
For Claudio Abbado, the European youth orchestras he founded and conducted were always an affair of the heart. With them he could live out his...continue...
Mozart: Symphonies K.201 & K.385 "Haffner"; Piano Concerto K.459 / Maurizio Polini, piano; Karl Bohm, Vienna PO
1 CD / Orfeo / 2014-11-11Conductors: Bohm, Karl
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Böhm's last concert in Salzburg far removed from any routine, a great Mozart expert here offers a vivid account with the Vienna Philharmonic at ist...continue...
Frank Martin: Der Zaubertrank; Le vin herbé / Patzak, Cebotari, Koréh, Zadek, Ilosvay, Poell. Ferenc Fricsay (Live recording, August 1948)
2 CD / Orfeo / 2014-11-11Conductors: Fricsay, Ferenc
Ensemble: Budapest Philharmonic; Vienna State Opera Chorus
Frank Martin's Tristan adaptation, situated between opera and oratorio, is here offered in a live recording of the world-premiere production of the stage version, sung...continue...
Brahms: String Quartet, Op. 51/2; Shostakovitch: String Quartet No. 8; Ravel: String Quartet, Op. 35 / Borodin Quartet
1 CD / Orfeo / 2014-11-11Conductors:
Ensemble: Borodin Quartet
With ist first performance in Salzburg of Shostakovich's Quartet from the Soviet Union emphasised its close relationship with the composer. Their Brahms and Ravel then...continue...
Wagner: Tannhauser / Josef Greindl, Wolfgang Windgassen, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Theo Adam, Victoria de los Angeles, Grace Bumbry (rec. live, August 1961)
3 CD / Orfeo / 2014-10-14
This 1961, Wieland Wagner directed Bayreuth Tannha¨user, conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch, stars Victoria de los Angeles as Elisabeth and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (at his last Bayreuth...continue...
1 CD / Orfeo / 2014-10-14Works: Karol Szymanowski: Concerto for Violin no 1, Op. 35, M37; Concerto for Violin no 2, Op. 61; Myths (3), Op. 30
Performers: Skride, Baiba [Violin]; Skride, Lauma [Piano]
Conductors: Petrenko, Vasily
Ensemble: ; Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Baiba Skride is almost unparalleled in her virtuosic, idiomatic mastery of the standard solo violin repertoire. But that is not all, for her concert calendar...continue...