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Ginette Neveu (violin) plays Chausson: Poeme; Debussy: Violin Sonatas; Josef Hassid (violin): Complete issues recordings
Ginette Neveu (violin) plays Chausson: Poeme; Debussy: Violin Sonatas; Josef Hassid (violin): Complete issues recordings

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2014-10-14


This contains all the recordings made by Josef Hassid and select recordings by Ginette Neveu, both of whom died tragically young....continue...
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Violinist Ginette Neveu: Studio Recordings - R. Strauss: Violin Sonata; Ravel: Tzigane / Ginette Neveu, violin
Violinist Ginette Neveu: Studio Recordings - R. Strauss: Violin Sonata; Ravel: Tzigane / Ginette Neveu, violin

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2014-09-09


These are studio recordings made by Ginette Neveu made in 1938, 1939 and 1946....continue...
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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4; 1812; Weber: Oberone Overture / Nikolai Malko
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4; 1812; Weber: Oberone Overture / Nikolai Malko

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2014-07-08

Conductors: Malko, Nikolai
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

Conductor Nikola Malko took at active part in the musical life of the early Soviet regime and served as chief conductor of the Leningrad Philharmonic....continue...
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Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera / Jan Peerce, Herva Helli, Robert Merrill, Claramae Turner, Virginia Haskins. Toscanini (1954)
Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera / Jan Peerce, Herva Helli, Robert Merrill, Claramae Turner, Virginia Haskins. Toscanini (1954)

2 CD / Opus KURA / 2013-07-09

Conductors: Toscanini, Arturo
Ensemble: NBC Symphony Orchestra

This is a complete recording of Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera made January 17 and 24, 1954....continue...
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Four Maestri in 1926 - Music of Mendelssohn (Toscanini); Berlioz (Mengelberg); Strauss (Walter); Beethoven (Furtwangler) (rec. 1926)
Four Maestri in 1926 - Music of Mendelssohn (Toscanini); Berlioz (Mengelberg); Strauss (Walter); Beethoven (Furtwangler) (rec. 1926)

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2013-06-11

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream; Hector Berlioz: La damnation de Faust, Op. 24; Richard Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20; Ludwig van Beethoven: Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62; Symphony no 5...
Conductors: Toscanini, Arturo; Mengelberg, Willem; Walter, Bruno; Furtwängler, Wilhelm

All recorded in 1926, this compact disc offers the listener an opportunity to hear and compare four of the most well-known conductors of that time...continue...
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Tchaikovsky: 1812; Brahms: Symphony No. 4; Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia / Mengelberg
Tchaikovsky: 1812; Brahms: Symphony No. 4; Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia / Mengelberg

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2013-03-12

Works: Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98; Alexander Borodin: In the steppes of central Asia; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, Op. 49
Conductors: Mengelberg, Willem
Ensemble: ; Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

These recordings were originally made in 1938, 1940 and 1941 and have been remastered by Opus Kura....continue...
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Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto; Lalo: Symphonic Espganole / Bronislaw Huberman, violin
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto; Lalo: Symphonic Espganole / Bronislaw Huberman, violin

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2013-02-12

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35; Edouard Lalo: Symphonie espagnole, for violin & orchestra in D minor, Op. 21
Performers: Frenkel, Paul; Huberman, Bronislaw
Conductors: Steinberg, William; Szell, George
Ensemble: ; Vienna Philharmonic

Born in Poland in 1882, Bronislaw Humberman's recordings with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra are the most famous and valuable for violin recording history. He was...continue...
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Verdi: Aida (Complete) / Herva Nelli, Eva Gustavson, Richard Tucker, Giuseppe Valdengo.  NBC SO; Toscanini
Verdi: Aida (Complete) / Herva Nelli, Eva Gustavson, Richard Tucker, Giuseppe Valdengo. NBC SO; Toscanini

2 CD / Opus Kura / 2013-01-08

Conductors: Toscanini, Arturo
Ensemble: NBC Symphony Orchestra

This is the complete Aida taken from the 1949 recording made for Melodyia....continue...
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Brahms: Double Concerto; R. Strauss: Don Quixote / Emanuel Feuermann, cello; Jashcha Heifetz, violin. Ormandy, Philadelphia Orch.
Brahms: Double Concerto; R. Strauss: Don Quixote / Emanuel Feuermann, cello; Jashcha Heifetz, violin. Ormandy, Philadelphia Orch.

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2012-12-11

Works: Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double"; Richard Strauss: Don Quixote, Op. 35
Performers: Feuermann, Emanuel; Heifetz, Jascha [Violin]; Hilsberg, Alexander; Lifschey, Samuel
Conductors: Ormandy, Eugene
Ensemble: ; Philadelphia Orchestra

Emanuel Feuermann is credited with bringing cello art into the 20th century. When he made his American debut in 1935, the hall was packed with...continue...
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Arturo Toscanini conducts Rossini, Verdi & Waldteufel / NBC SO
Arturo Toscanini conducts Rossini, Verdi & Waldteufel / NBC SO

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2012-11-13

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Barber of Seville, Overture; La Cenerentola, Overture; La gazza ladra, Overture; William Tell (Gugliemo Tell), opera; Il Signor Bruschino, Overture; Giuseppe Verdi: La Forza del De...
Conductors: Toscanini, Arturo
Ensemble: ; NBC Symphony Orchestra

The recordings of these overtures were made in June, 1945 and January, 1953. These recordings were made long before scholars edited the Rossini operas and...continue...
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Beethoven: Piano Trio no 7; Schumann: Piano Trio Op. 63; Haydn: Piano Trio Op. 73/2; Schubert: Piano Trio no 1; Mendelssohn: Piano Trio no 1 / Thibaud-Casals-Cortot Trio
Beethoven: Piano Trio no 7; Schumann: Piano Trio Op. 63; Haydn: Piano Trio Op. 73/2; Schubert: Piano Trio no 1; Mendelssohn: Piano Trio no 1 / Thibaud-Casals-Cortot Trio

2 CD / Opus Kura / 2012-09-11

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio for Piano and Strings no 7 in B flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke"; Robert Schumann: Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 63; Franz Joseph Haydn: Keyboard Trio in G m...
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Ensemble: Alfred Cortot (Piano); Jacques Thibaud (Violin); Pablo Casals (Cello)

This is the first volume in a series planned by Opus Kura to release all the published recordings of the Cortot-Thibaud-Casals Trio....continue...
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Arturo Toscanini conducts the NBC SO in works by Schubert, Mendelssohn and Berlioz
Arturo Toscanini conducts the NBC SO in works by Schubert, Mendelssohn and Berlioz

1 CD / Opus Kura / 2012-08-14

Works: Franz Schubert: Symphony no 9 in C major, D 944 "Great"; Hector Berlioz: Romeo et Juliette, Op. 17 Part 2; Felix Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, in E major Op. 21
Conductors: Toscanini, Arturo
Ensemble: NBC Symphony Orchestra

The music on this disc comes from recordings made in 1947....continue...
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Myra Hess - Mostly Schubert. Piano Sonata D664; Piiano Trio no 1, D898; Jessu, Joy of Man's Desiring (2 vers) / Myra Hess, piano
Myra Hess - Mostly Schubert. Piano Sonata D664; Piiano Trio no 1, D898; Jessu, Joy of Man's Desiring (2 vers) / Myra Hess, piano

1 CD / Opus Kura / 2012-07-10

Works: Franz Schubert: Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in B flat major, D 898/Op 99; Sonata for Piano in A major, D 664/Op. 120; Rosamunde; Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und ...
Performers: d'Aranyi, Jelly; Hess, Myra; Salmond, Felix

German/British pianist Myra Hess' sheer bravura playing and spontaneity is demonstrated in these historic recordings....continue...
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Anatole Fistoulari conducts French Music
Anatole Fistoulari conducts French Music

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2012-04-10

Works: Francis Poulenc: Les biches, suite for orchestra (from the ballet), FP 36; Aubade for Piano and 18 instruments; Claude Debussy: Fantaisie for piano & orchestra, L. 73; Gabriel Fauré: Berceuse (f...
Performers: Jaquinot, Fabienne
Conductors: Fistoulari, Anatole

This fascinating program, recorded in London for the MGM label and issued on Parlophone LPs in the U.K., features distinguished artists of the 1950s and...continue...
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OPK 7060
Arturo Toscanini: The Wagner Recordings, 1941-46
Arturo Toscanini: The Wagner Recordings, 1941-46

2 CD / Opus KURA / 2012-03-13

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Siegfried Idyll; Lohengrin; Faust Overture; Tristan und Isolde; Der Ring des Nibelungen
Performers: Traubel, Helen
Conductors: Toscanini, Arturo
Ensemble: ; NBC Symphony Orchestra

These recordings were originally released on RCA between 1941 and 1946. US Victor 78s were used for the transfers....continue...
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OPK 2096
Gold & Silver
Gold & Silver

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2011-11-08

Works: Franz Lehár: Gold und Silber-Walzer (Gold and Silver Waltz), for orchestra, Op. 79, NV 87; Claude Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Swan...
Performers: Turner, Laurance [Violin]
Conductors: Barbirolli, John

The HMV recordings offered here represent the lighter side of the Hallé-Barbirolli partnership and date from the immediate post-war years....continue...
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Puccini: La Boheme
Puccini: La Boheme

2 CD / Opus KURA / 2011-10-11


This La Bohème comes from a 1946 UK-HMV release recorded with Albanese, Peerce, McKnight and Valentino with the NBC Symphony Orchestra while the third act...continue...
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Debussy: Violin Sonata; Fauré: Piano Quartet No. 2 / Jacques Thibaud, violin; Cortot, Long, Fournier, Vieux
Debussy: Violin Sonata; Fauré: Piano Quartet No. 2 / Jacques Thibaud, violin; Cortot, Long, Fournier, Vieux

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2011-10-11


Opus Kura continues its series devoted to the concerto recordings made by the German violinist Georg Kulenkampff. The recordings on this disc were made in...continue...
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Georg Kulenkampff: Concerto Recordings, Vol. 4
Georg Kulenkampff: Concerto Recordings, Vol. 4

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2011-09-13

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Concerto for Violin in A minor, Op. 53; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35; Ludwig van Beethoven: Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major,...
Performers: Kulenkampff, Georg
Conductors: Jochum, Eugen; Rother, Artur; Kletzki, Paul

Georg Kulenkampff did not enjoy an international career to compare with those of Kreisler, Huberman or Busch, but he did concretize throughout Europe and left...continue...
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George Kulenkampff: Concerto Recordings, Vol. 5 / Bruch, Brahms, Reger
George Kulenkampff: Concerto Recordings, Vol. 5 / Bruch, Brahms, Reger

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2011-08-09

Works: Max Bruch: Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26; Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double"; Max Reger: Sonata in A, Op. 91/1
Performers: Kulenkampff, Georg
Conductors: Schuricht, Carl
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Bach: Cello Suites no 1-6 / Pablo Casals
Bach: Cello Suites no 1-6 / Pablo Casals

2 CD / Opus KURA / 2011-05-10

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite for solo cello no 1 in G major, BWV 1007; Suite for Cello solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1008; Suite for solo cello no 6 in D major, BWV 1012; Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C m...
Performers: Casals, Pablo [Cello]

Opus Kura has done masterful restorations and transfers of this famous recording by Casals of the Bach Cello Suites....continue...
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OPK 2041
Johann Strauss Collection: Early Recordings on 78s (1901-1951)
Johann Strauss Collection: Early Recordings on 78s (1901-1951)

8 CD / Opus KURA / 2011-04-12

Works: Johann Strauss II: An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314; Annen-Polka, Op. 117; Champagner-Polka, Op. 211; Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Op. 214; Accelerationen, Op. 234; Perpetuum mobile, Op. 257 "Mus...
Performers: Barrientos, Maria; Bela, Dajos; Bloch, Max; Branzell, Karin; Cavallaro, Carmen; Cebotari, Maria; Dorsey, Tommy [Trombone]; Eisinger, Irene; Engels, Friedrich Eugen; Geczy, Barnabas Von; Gerhardt, Ele...
Conductors: Strauss III, Johann; Krauss, Clemens; Barlow, Howard; Szell, George; Ormandy, Eugene; Mengelberg, Willem; Böhm, Karl; Toscanini, Arturo; Karajan, Herbert von; Leinsdorf, Erich; Prüwer, Juli...
Ensemble: ; Kölner Klavier-Trio ; Staatskapelle Berlin

A comprehensive collection of recordings of the music of Johann Strauss, almost all of them come from a Japanese collector, Mayumi Cho, who began collecting...continue...
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OPK 1006
Georg Kulenkampff: Concerto Recordings, Vol. 3
Georg Kulenkampff: Concerto Recordings, Vol. 3

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2011-03-08

Works: Louis Spohr: Concerto for Violin no 8 in A minor, Op. 47 "in modo di scena cantante"; Felix Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin in D minor; Max Bruch: Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26
Performers: Kulenkampff, Georg
Conductors: Schmidt-Isserstedt, Hans; Keilberth, Joseph

Most of Kulenkampff’s studio concerto recordings, including all three on this disc, were made for Telefunken with the Berlin Philharmonic in the room at the...continue...
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OPK 2092
Verdi: Otello
Verdi: Otello

2 CD / Opus KURA / 2011-02-08


Toscanini played in the orchestra for the premiere of Otello and memorized all of Verdi’s instructions and tempi; hence these precious recordings provide students and...continue...
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OPK 7048
Dinu Lipatti: Studio Recordings 1950
Dinu Lipatti: Studio Recordings 1950

2 CD / Opus KURA / 2011-02-08

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825; Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 1124; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata for Piano no 8 in ...
Performers: Lipatti, Dinu

These recordings were made in nine days of sessions at Radio Geneva — an intensive schedule that resulted in about two hours of performances —...continue...
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OPK 7054
Georg Kulenkampff: Concerto Recordings, Vol. 1
Georg Kulenkampff: Concerto Recordings, Vol. 1

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2011-01-11

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Violin no 5 in A major ("Turkish") K. 219
Performers: Kulenkampff, Georg
Conductors: Schmidt-Isserstedt, Hans; Rother, Artur
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Georg Kulenkampff: Concerto Recordings Vol. 2
Georg Kulenkampff: Concerto Recordings Vol. 2

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2011-01-11

Works: Robert Schumann: Symphony no 2 in C major, Op. 61; Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77; Ludwig van Beethoven: Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 1 in G major, Op. 40
Performers: Kulenkampff, Georg
Conductors: Schmidt-Isserstedt, Hans; Rother, Artur

Born in 1898, German violinist Georg Kulenkampff's career centered in Germany. While not a Nazi, he allowed himself to be used as a propaganda tool....continue...
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OPK 2091
Dinu Lipatti: Last Recital At Besancon
Dinu Lipatti: Last Recital At Besancon

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2010-12-14

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata for Piano no 8 in A minor, K 310 (300d); Franz Schubert: Impromptus, D 899; Frédér...
Performers: Lipatti, Dinu

This is the last solo recital given by Dinu Lipatti. He was so ill that the live transmission was canceled, but did record the performance...continue...
Recording information: Besançon (09/16/1950)....continue...
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Arturo Toscanini conducts Schumann & Ravel
Arturo Toscanini conducts Schumann & Ravel

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2010-10-12

Works: Robert Schumann: Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 "Rhenish"; Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé Suite no 2; Ottorino Respighi: Feste romane
Conductors: Toscanini, Arturo

These performances come from recordings made in 1949 and were supposedly the first time RCA used tape recorders....continue...
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos 3, 5, 6
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos 3, 5, 6

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2010-09-14

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Violin no 5 in A major ("Turkish") K. 219; Concerto for Violin no 3 in G major, K. 216; Concerto for Violin in E flat major (doubtful, "Concerto no 6"), K. 268 (...
Performers: Thibaud, Jacques
Conductors: Munch, Charles; Paray, Paul; Sargent, Malcolm

In a career lasting more than half a century, Jacques Thibaud epitomized the polish and grace of the Franco-Belgian school. These recordings from 1941, 1947...continue...
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OPK 2089
Wilhelm Furtwangler conducts Schumann & Tchaikovsky
Wilhelm Furtwangler conducts Schumann & Tchaikovsky

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2010-08-10

Works: Robert Schumann: Symphony no 4 in D minor, Op. 120; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, Op. 36
Conductors: Furtwängler, Wilhelm

Remastered from 1951 and 1953 recordings, these recordings offer individualist views of these two scores....continue...
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Kubelik Conducts Chicago
Kubelik Conducts Chicago

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2010-06-08

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no 38 in D major, K 504 "Prague"
Conductors: Kubelik, Rafael
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Toscannini Conducts Shostakovich Symphony No. 7
Toscannini Conducts Shostakovich Symphony No. 7

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2010-05-11

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony no 7 (as used in the film "Testimony")
Conductors: Toscanini, Arturo

An LP from a private collection was used for this restoration and transfer of the studio concert broadcast in July 1942. This was the US...continue...
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OPK 7050
Furtwangler Polydor Recordings Vol. 2
Furtwangler Polydor Recordings Vol. 2

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2010-05-11

Works: Johann Strauss II: Die Fledermaus; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384; Le Nozze di Figaro; Eine Kleine Nachtmusik; Gioachino ...
Conductors: Furtwängler, Wilhelm

Furtwangler recorded mainly small-scale works for Polydor (Deutsche Grammophon). It is the performances of the Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik that make this disc a "must"...continue...
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OPK 2088
Furtwangler conducts Tchaikovsky, Wagner & Strauss
Furtwangler conducts Tchaikovsky, Wagner & Strauss

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2010-04-13

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Pathétique Symphony, Op. 74; Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28; Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung
Conductors: Furtwängler, Wilhelm

Opus Kura's transfer of this 1938 recording outdistances other CD versions in terms of clarity and presence. As for the performance, this is the classical...continue...
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Arturo Toscanini Anthology, Vol. 2
Arturo Toscanini Anthology, Vol. 2

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2010-03-09

Works: Georges Bizet: Carmen Suite for orchestra no 1; Hector Berlioz: Le carnaval romain (Roman Carnival Overture), ouverture catactéristique for orchestra, H.95 (Op. 9); Romeo & Juliet; Camille Sai...
Conductors: Toscanini, Arturo

This is a program of shorter and lighter pieces that are taken from recordings made between 1950 and 1953....continue...
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OPK 7047
Arturo Toscanini: Anthology 1
Arturo Toscanini: Anthology 1

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2010-02-09

Works: Johannes Brahms: work(s); Ambroise Thomas: Mignon; Alfredo Catalani: La Wally; Loreley; Gaetano Donizetti: Don Pasquale; Amilcare Ponchielli: Dance of the Hours, ballet (from La Gioconda); Ferdinand ...
Conductors: Toscanini, Arturo

In Toscanini's later years, when he was mainly serving the vast American radio audience, Toscanini programmed shorter and lighter pieces alongside the great symphonies and...continue...
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George Enescu: The Columbia Recordings (1929)
George Enescu: The Columbia Recordings (1929)

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2010-01-12

Works: Ernest Chausson: Poème for Violin and Orchestra in E flat major, Op. 25; Arcangelo Corelli: Sonatas (12) for Violin and Basso Continuo, Op. 5; Gaetano Pugnani: Sonata, Op 1/3; Fritz Kreisler: ...
Performers: Chailley-Richez, Celiny; Enescu, George [Composer]

Many superb musicians have come out of Romania, but George Enescu was perhaps the greatest of all. Owing to neglect by record companies, and Enescu's...continue...
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Schubert: Winterreise
Schubert: Winterreise

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2009-12-08

Works: Franz Schubert: Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89; Gute Nacht ("Fremd bin ich eingezogen"), song for voice & piano (Winterreise), D. 911/1 (Op. 89/1)
Performers: Gurlitt, Manfred; Husch, Gerhard; Muller, Hans Udo

The baritone Gerhard Husch was 32 when he recorded this song cycle. The original sessions took place in April 1933. The recording was a great...continue...
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Dvorak: Symphony No. 8;  Suk: Carnival / Vaclav Talich, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Dvorak: Symphony No. 8; Suk: Carnival / Vaclav Talich, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2009-11-10


Dvorak is the most important composer in Talich's discography. These recordings are taken from 1935 and 1938 recordings originally done for HMV in London....continue...
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Dvoark: Symphony No. 6; Slavonic Dances
Dvoark: Symphony No. 6; Slavonic Dances

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2009-10-13


This compact disc comes from recordings made at the Abbey Road Studios in London by HVM in the late 1930s when Talich and the Czech...continue...
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Verdi: La traviata / Toscanini, Albanese, Peerce, Merrill, NBC Symphony Orchestra, et al
Verdi: La traviata / Toscanini, Albanese, Peerce, Merrill, NBC Symphony Orchestra, et al

2 CD / Opus KURA / 2009-08-11

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata
Performers: Albanese, Licia; Merrill, Robert; Peerce, Jan
Conductors: Toscanini, Arturo
Ensemble: NBC Symphony Orchestra

Taken from a 1946 studio recording originally issued on HMV in LP fomat, this recording does not contain the libretto and the notes are minimal,...continue...
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OPK 7044
Three Violinists play Bach / Davy Erlich, Henri Merckel, Reinhold Barchet
Three Violinists play Bach / Davy Erlich, Henri Merckel, Reinhold Barchet

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2009-06-09

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041; Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043; Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042; Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C min...
Performers: Barchet, Reinhold; Erlich, Davy; Kalmus, Kurt; Merckel, Henri
Conductors: Redel, Kurt
Ensemble: Munich Pro Arte Orchestra

Devy Erlih, born in Paris, is remembered as a violinist for connoisseurs - and this reissue of his noble, elegant account of Bach is welcome....continue...
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OPK 7043
Thibaud plays French Music - Lalo, Chausson, Saint-Saëns
Thibaud plays French Music - Lalo, Chausson, Saint-Saëns

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2009-05-12

Works: Edouard Lalo: Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21; Ernest Chausson: Poème for Violin and Orchestra in E flat major, Op. 25; Camille Saint-Saëns: Havanaise for Violin and Orchestra in E major, Op....
Performers: Thibaud, Jacques
Conductors: Ansermet, Ernest; Bigot, Eugène; Monteux, Pierre

This program of four works central to Thibaud's repertoire illustrates the natural poetry of his interpretative style and the ease and brilliance of his bowing....continue...
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Franck: Violin Sonata;  Chausson: Concerto for Piano and Violin / Thibaud, Cortot, et al
Franck: Violin Sonata; Chausson: Concerto for Piano and Violin / Thibaud, Cortot, et al

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2009-04-14

Works: César Franck: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8; Ernest Chausson: Concert for Piano, Violin and String Quartet in D major, Op. 21
Performers: Cortot, Alfred; Thibaud, Jacques

Combining these two classic recordings is a tribute to Jacques Thibaud, who died 55 years ago on September 1 and also to Eugene Ysaye, the...continue...
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OPK 2077
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, Sleeping Beauty / Anatole Fistoulari, Paris National Orchestra
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, Sleeping Beauty / Anatole Fistoulari, Paris National Orchestra

2 CD / Opus KURA / 2009-03-10

Works: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a; Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66
Conductors: Fistoulari, Anatole
Ensemble: Paris National Orchestra

The great ballet conductor, Anatole Fistoulari conducts the complete 'Sleeping Beauty' and two suites from 'The Nutcracker'. These recordings were made by Decca at the...continue...
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OPK 7041
Bach, Scarlatti, Chopin, Liszt, Brahms, Ravel: Piano Sonatas, etc / Dinu Lipatti
Bach, Scarlatti, Chopin, Liszt, Brahms, Ravel: Piano Sonatas, etc / Dinu Lipatti

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2009-03-10

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147; Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata for Harpsichord in E major, K 380/L 23; Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 9/L 413; Frédéri...
Performers: Lipatti, Dinu

The complete published Abbey Road solo recordings are included on this remastered recording along with a 1937 recording from Paris of the Brahms' Waltzes....continue...
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OPK 2081
Live Recordings from the 1940s / Toscanini, NBC SO
Live Recordings from the 1940s / Toscanini, NBC SO

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2009-02-10

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; Nabucco; I lombardi; I vespri siciliani; Luisa Miller
Conductors: Toscanini, Arturo
Ensemble: NBC Symphony Orchestra

This compact disc consists of excerpts from a 2-LP set of Verdi taken from broadcast concerts from NBC's Studio 8H and the third act of...continue...
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OPK 7038
Mozart: Divertimento;  Beethoven: Septet / Lener String Quartet, Dennis Brain
Mozart: Divertimento; Beethoven: Septet / Lener String Quartet, Dennis Brain

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2009-01-13

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Divertimento for 2 Horns and Strings no 17 in D major, K 334 (320b); Ludwig van Beethoven: Septet in E flat major, Op. 20
Performers: Brain, Dennis
Conductors:
Ensemble: Léner String Quartet

The Lener Quartet stood at the pinnacle of its fame at the outbreak of war in 1939. After the war, however, fashions in string playing...continue...
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OPK 2078
Dvorák: Symphony no 7 in D minor, Slavonic Dances Op. 46 / Talich, Czech PO
Dvorák: Symphony no 7 in D minor, Slavonic Dances Op. 46 / Talich, Czech PO

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2008-12-09

Works: Antonín Dvorák: Symphony no 7 in D minor, Op. 70/B 141; Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83
Conductors: Talich, Vaclav
Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Even though this is a Czech orchestra and conductor, these recordings were made in London in 1935 and 1938 as there was not a large...continue...
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OPK 2080
 
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