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French Music: Ernest Chausson, Claude Debussy / Anouk Horner; Isabelle Castro; Valentin Movtosky; Leena Purl
French Music: Ernest Chausson, Claude Debussy / Anouk Horner; Isabelle Castro; Valentin Movtosky; Leena Purl

1 CD / Praga / 2016-11-18

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Ensemble: Boom the Party; Livingstone Orchestra & Singers; Orquesta Cinerama; Xandepaulo

It was not until 1897, when Artur Nikisch conducted Ernest Chausson's Symphonie, that it was hailed as a masterpiece on a par with Beethoven's or...continue...
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Mozart: Piano Concertos No. 27; Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 1 / Rudolf Serkin, piano
Mozart: Piano Concertos No. 27; Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 1 / Rudolf Serkin, piano

1 CD / Praga / 2016-11-18

Conductors: Ormandy, Eugene; Szell, Georg
Ensemble: Columbia Symphony; The Philadelphia Orchestra

It is often forgotten that Rudolf Serkin (1903-91) originally came from central Europe, received his musical training in Vienna, and promoted the music of Schönberg,...continue...
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Mozart: Piano Concertos No. 24 K.491, No. 8 K.246 / Wilhelm Kempff, piano; Ferdinand Leitner, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Mozart: Piano Concertos No. 24 K.491, No. 8 K.246 / Wilhelm Kempff, piano; Ferdinand Leitner, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

1 CD / Praga / 2016-11-04

Conductors: Leitner, Ferdinand
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Wilhelm Kempff (1895 - 1991) was a major German pianist and composer. Although his repertoire included Bach, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt and Brahms, he was particularly...continue...
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Shostakovich: Piano Works / Dmitri Shostakovich, piano
Shostakovich: Piano Works / Dmitri Shostakovich, piano

2 CD / Praga / 2016-11-04


Dmitri Shostakovich began his career with hopes of becoming a professional pianist, and throughout his life he maintained a close association with the instrument. He...continue...
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Alexander Glazunov: Symphony No. 4, Op. 48; Symphony No. 5, Op. 55: The Seasons, Op. 67 / Yevgeny Mravinsky, Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Alexander Glazunov: Symphony No. 4, Op. 48; Symphony No. 5, Op. 55: The Seasons, Op. 67 / Yevgeny Mravinsky, Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2016-11-04

Conductors: Mravinsky, Yevgeny
Ensemble: Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra

Alexander Glazunov was a Russian composer, music teacher and conductor of the late Russian Romantic period. He served as director of the Saint Petersburg Conservatory...continue...
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Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 / Herbert von Karajan, Philharmonia Orchestra
Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 / Herbert von Karajan, Philharmonia Orchestra

1 CD / Praga / 2016-10-07

Conductors: Karajan, Herbert von
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

This release features two classic Sibelius readings from Herbert von Karajan, recorded in London while he was the guest of Walter Legge. It includes Symphony...continue...
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Tribute to Hans Rosbaud - Works by Berg, Webern, Sibelius, Bartók / Hans Rosbaud, piano; Maria Bergman, piano; Wener Grabinger, percussion; Erich Seiler, percussion
Tribute to Hans Rosbaud - Works by Berg, Webern, Sibelius, Bartók / Hans Rosbaud, piano; Maria Bergman, piano; Wener Grabinger, percussion; Erich Seiler, percussion

1 CD / Praga / 2016-10-07

Works: Alban Berg: Pieces (3) for orchestra, Op. 6; Anton Webern: Pieces (6) for orchestra, Op. 6; Jean Sibelius: Kuolema; Tapiola, Op. 112; Béla Bartók: Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion, Sz...
Performers: Bergmann, Maria; Grabinger, Werner; Rosbaud, Hans; Seiler, Erich [Percussion]
Conductors: Rosbaud, Hans
Ensemble: ; Berlin Philharmonic; SWR Sinfonieorchester, Baden-Baden

Conductor Hans Rosbaud is an unsung hero in the world of mid-20th century music. He gave masterly performances and premičres of a wide range of...continue...
Recording information: Baden-Baden (03/1957); Berlin (03/1957); Baden-Baden (10/1953); Berlin (10/1953); Baden-Baden (11/1954); Berlin (11/1954)....continue...
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Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; Tchaikovsky: Grand Piano Sonata; The Seasons / Svjatoslav Richter, piano
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; Tchaikovsky: Grand Piano Sonata; The Seasons / Svjatoslav Richter, piano

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2016-10-07


Recorded in 1960, this recital performed by the legendary pianist Sviatoslav Richter features Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition paired with Tchaikovsky's Grande Sonata and Les...continue...
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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos 1, 20 & 22; Schubert: Impromptu D.935 / Annie Fischer, piano
Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos 1, 20 & 22; Schubert: Impromptu D.935 / Annie Fischer, piano

1 CD / Praga / 2016-10-07

Conductors: Boult, Sir Adrian; Sawallisch, Wolfgang; Lukács, Erwin
Ensemble: ; Hungarian Radio Symphony; Philharmonia Orchestra

These works by Mozart and Schubert beautifully illustrate the timelessness and purity of the Austro-Hungarian piano school. Annie Fischer offers a dynamic, almost combative alternative...continue...
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Maria Yudina: 'A Great Russian Pianist' - Beethoven:
Maria Yudina: 'A Great Russian Pianist' - Beethoven: "Eroica' Variations; Berg: Piano Sonata; Stravinsky: Serenade; Concerto for piano & winds; Bartok: Mikrokosmos V-VI (exc)

1 CD / Praga / 2016-09-30

Conductors: Rozhdestvensky, Gennady
Ensemble: USSR Radio Symphony Moscow

Maria Yudina was famous in the 20th century for standing up to Stalin. However, it is often forgotten that she was a consummate player of...continue...
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Mstislav Rostropovich plays Prokofiev: Cello Sonata; Cello Concertino; Symphony-Concerto / Mstislav Rostropovich, cello; Alexander Dedyukhin, piano
Mstislav Rostropovich plays Prokofiev: Cello Sonata; Cello Concertino; Symphony-Concerto / Mstislav Rostropovich, cello; Alexander Dedyukhin, piano

1 CD / Praga / 2016-09-30

Works: Sergey Prokofiev: Sonata for cello & piano in C major, Op. 119; Sinfonia Concertante for cello & orchestra in E minor, Op. 125; Concertino for cello & orchestra in G minor, Op. 132
Performers: Dedyukhin, Alexander; Rostropovich, Mstislav
Conductors: Roshdestvensky, Gennady; Rozhdestvensky, Gennady
Ensemble: ; USSR Symphony

The connection between Sergei Prokofiev and Mstislav Rostropovich was strong and remarkably fruitful. Several works were either written for or premičred by the great cellist,...continue...
Recording information: Large Hall Of The Moscow Conservatory, Moscow, Russia (02/25/1964); Small Hall Of The Moscow Conservatory (02/25/1964); Large Hall Of The Moscow Conservatory, Moscow, Russia (05...continue...
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'First Vienna School' Mozart: Marriage of Figaro, Ov.; Symphony No. 40; Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 88 & 94 'Drumroll' / Wilhelm Furtwängler
'First Vienna School' Mozart: Marriage of Figaro, Ov.; Symphony No. 40; Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 88 & 94 'Drumroll' / Wilhelm Furtwängler

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2016-09-30

Conductors: Furtwängler, Wilhelm
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic; Vienna Philharmonic

Every concert conducted by the great Wilhelm Furtwängler was a unique and unrepeatable experience. His improvised touches added a vibrancy and immediacy that surprised audiences...continue...
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Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 'Italian'; Symphony No. 5 'Reformation'; Wagner: Parsifal Prelude Act 1; Good Friday Music / Arturo Toscanini, NBC SO; London SO
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 'Italian'; Symphony No. 5 'Reformation'; Wagner: Parsifal Prelude Act 1; Good Friday Music / Arturo Toscanini, NBC SO; London SO

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2016-09-30

Conductors: Toscanini, Arturo
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra; NBC Symphony

Arturo Toscanini is considered by many to be the greatest conductor of modern times. He conducted 117 operas, not just by Italian composers such as...continue...
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Tribute to Charles Münch: A Strasburger in Boston - Works by Berlioz, Franck, Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Debussy, Roussel, Ravel / Charles Münch, Boston Symphony Orchestra
Tribute to Charles Münch: A Strasburger in Boston - Works by Berlioz, Franck, Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Debussy, Roussel, Ravel / Charles Münch, Boston Symphony Orchestra

1 CD / Praga / 2016-09-02

Conductors: Münch, Charles
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra

Charles Munch (1891-1968), legendary conductor and violinist, was best known as the music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1949 to 1962. This program...continue...
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Beethoven: Leonore III, Overture; Symphony No. 7; Symphony No. 8 / Wilhelm Furtwängler, Vienna Philharmonic
Beethoven: Leonore III, Overture; Symphony No. 7; Symphony No. 8 / Wilhelm Furtwängler, Vienna Philharmonic

1 CD / Praga / 2016-09-02

Conductors: Furtwängler, Wilhelm
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic

This super audio release of an historic recording features the great conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler at his peak, leading the Vienna Philharmonic in an all Beethoven...continue...
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 4; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 / Yevgeny Mravinsky, Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 / Yevgeny Mravinsky, Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra

1 CD / Praga / 2016-08-12

Conductors: Mravinsky, Yevgeny
Ensemble: Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra

Beethoven's Symphony No.4 is sunny and cheerful, recalling the music of Joseph Haydn. By contrast, Shostakovich's Symphony No.10 contains fifty minutes of tragedy, despair, terror...continue...
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Wagner: Siegfried-Idyll; Schönberg: Verklärte Nacht; Mahler: Adagio; Berg: Lyric Suite;
Wagner: Siegfried-Idyll; Schönberg: Verklärte Nacht; Mahler: Adagio; Berg: Lyric Suite; "String Idylls" / Bruno Walter, Columbia Symphony Orchestra

1 CD / Praga / 2016-08-12

Conductors: Walter, Bruno
Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra

The string ensemble was a favorite medium for German composers. Composers from Wagner to Berg used the form to narrate and set scenes without words....continue...
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Stravinsky: Violin Concerto; Pulcinnela; Jeu De Cartes; Movements / David Oistrakh, violin; Margrit Weber, piano;
Stravinsky: Violin Concerto; Pulcinnela; Jeu De Cartes; Movements / David Oistrakh, violin; Margrit Weber, piano;

1 CD / Praga / 2016-08-12

Conductors: Haitink, Bernard; Stravinsky, Igor; Fricsay, Ferenc
Ensemble: Radio Symphonie Orchester, Berlin; Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks; The Philharmonia

These four Igor Stravinsky works, each led by a legendary conductor - Haitink, Klemperer, Fricsay - present a different side of Stravinsky. The program features...continue...
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Dvorák: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9 / FrantiÜek Stupka, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Dvorák: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9 / FrantiÜek Stupka, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2016-08-12

Conductors: Stupka, FrantiÜek
Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

František Stupka (1879-1965) is ranked among the greatest Czech conductors of the 20th century, alongside Bedrich Bakala, Rafael Kubelík, Vaclav Talich and Karel Ancerl. After...continue...
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Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975): Symphony No.15; Suite on Verses of Michelangelo; Novorossisjk Chimes / Czech PO, Eduard Serov; Prague RSO, Frantisek Vajnar; Moscow RSO, Arvid Jansons
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975): Symphony No.15; Suite on Verses of Michelangelo; Novorossisjk Chimes / Czech PO, Eduard Serov; Prague RSO, Frantisek Vajnar; Moscow RSO, Arvid Jansons

1 CD / Praga / 2016-05-27

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony no 15 in A major, Op. 141; Suite on Verses of Michelangelo, songs (11) for bass & orchestra, Op. 145a (orchestration of Op 145); Novorossisk Chimes (The Fire of Eternal ...
Performers: Kopcak, Sergej
Conductors: Serov, Eduard; Vajnar, FrantiUek; Jansons, Arvid
Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra; Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra

Ever the humorist, Shostakovich delighted in placing allusions in his works. The Symphony No.15 is particularly rich with these references. In addition to the cryptic...continue...
Recording information: Novorossiisk (05/1980); Prague (05/1980); Prague, Studio Recording (05/1980); Novorossiisk (05/26/1976); Prague (05/26/1976); Prague, Studio Recording (05/26/1976); Novorossiisk...continue...
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Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, Op. 47; Symphony No. 12 'The Year 1917' / Leninsgrad PO, Mravinsky
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, Op. 47; Symphony No. 12 'The Year 1917' / Leninsgrad PO, Mravinsky

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2016-04-29

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47; Symphony no 12 in D minor, Op. 112 "To the Memory of Lenin - 1917"
Conductors: Mravinsky, Yevgeny
Ensemble: ; Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra

Shostakovich's Symphony No.5 was given its premičre in 1937. It was outwardly in compliance with the ruling party, but the public heard a message of...continue...
Recording information: Leningrad (01/06/1962); Moscow, Live Radio Recording, in the Great Hall of the (01/06/1962); Leningrad (10/01/1961); Moscow, Live Radio Recording, in the Great Hall of the (10/0...continue...
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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
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 / 2016-04-15

Works: Niccolò Paganini: Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1; Franz Liszt: Tema con Variazioni, etude for piano in A minor (Transcendental Paganini Etude no 6), S. 140/6 (LW; Johannes Brahms: Variat...
Performers: Anda, Geza [Piano]; Avenhaus, Silke; Rabin, Michael [Violin]; Rubinstein, Artur [Piano]; Zehetmair, Thomas [Conductor/Violin]
Conductors: ; 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...
Recording information: Berlin, Jesus-Christus Kirche (01/16/1956); Birmingham (01/16/1956); Chicago, Symphony Hall (01/16/1956); London (01/16/1956); London, Studio No. 3, Abbey Road (01/16/1956); Los...continue...
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Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 30; The Bells, Op. 35 / Van Cliburn, piano / Kirill Kondrashin
Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 30; The Bells, Op. 35 / Van Cliburn, piano / Kirill Kondrashin

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2016-04-15

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30; The Bells, choral symphony for soprano, tenor, baritone, chorus & orchestra, Op. 35
Performers: Cliburn, Van; Dovenmann, Mikhail [Tenor Vocal]
Conductors: 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...
Recording information: Moscow, Large Hall of the Conservatory (05/19/1958); New York (05/19/1958); Moscow, Large Hall of the Conservatory (12/1962); New York (12/1962)....continue...
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Sibelius: Symphony No. 3; The Swan of Tuonela Op. 22 No. 3; Symphony No. 7; Debussy: Nocturnes - Nuages; Fêtes / Leningrad PO, Mravinsky
Sibelius: Symphony No. 3; The Swan of Tuonela Op. 22 No. 3; Symphony No. 7; Debussy: Nocturnes - Nuages; Fêtes / Leningrad PO, Mravinsky

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2016-04-01

Works: Jean Sibelius: Symphony no 3 in C major, Op. 52; The Swan of Tuonela, tone poem for orchestra (Lemminkäinen Suite no 3), Op. 22/3; Symphony no 7 in C major, Op. 105; Claude Debussy: Nocturnes, N...
Conductors: Mravinsky, Yevgeny
Ensemble: ; Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra

Sibelius's Symphony No.3 was composed in 1907. It is the link between the romantic intensity of his first two symphonies and the more cold complexity...continue...
Recording information: Leningrad (02/23/1965); Moscow (02/23/1965); Leningrad (02/26/1960); Moscow (02/26/1960); Leningrad (10/27/1963); Moscow (10/27/1963); Leningrad (10/29/1965); Moscow (10/29/1965...continue...
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Pierre Boulez - Young Composer and Conductor. Works by Debussy, Bartók, Stravinsky, Boulez / Yehudi Menuhin
Pierre Boulez - Young Composer and Conductor. Works by Debussy, Bartók, Stravinsky, Boulez / Yehudi Menuhin

1 CD / Praga / 2016-04-01

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Chant du rossignol (Song of the Nightingale), symphonic poem for orchestra; Fragment des Symphonies pour instruments à vent à mémoire de Claude Achille Debussy, ...
Performers: Devos, Louis; McDaniel, Barry; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; Nendick, Josephine
Conductors: Boulez, Pierre
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Orchestre du Domaine Musical; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Pierre Boulez (1925-2016) started conducting in order to perform his own music and to champion major 20th century composers such as Debussy, Bartók and Stravinsky....continue...
Recording information: London, Studio No. 1, Abbey Road (09/27/1964); Studio recording, Paris (09/27/1964); The Concertgebouw Great Hall, Amsterdam (09/27/1964); London, Studio No. 1, Abbey Road (1960...continue...
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Shotakovich: String Quartets Vol. 1 - No. 1 Op. 49, No. 2 Op. 68, Op. 5 Op. 92 / Borodin Quartet
Shotakovich: String Quartets Vol. 1 - No. 1 Op. 49, No. 2 Op. 68, Op. 5 Op. 92 / Borodin Quartet

1 CD / Praga / 2016-04-01

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Quartet for Strings no 1 in C major, Op. 49; Quartet for Strings no 2 in A major, Op. 68; Quartet for Strings no 5 in B flat major, Op. 92
Conductors:
Ensemble: Borodin Quartet

Although Shostakovich entrusted the world premičres of his String Quartets to the Beethoven Quartet, it was the Borodin Quartet that earned the works worldwide acclaim....continue...
Recording information: Moscow (01/04/1966/01/10/1966); Moscow (08/04/1964-08/05/1964); Moscow (1966-01-06&1966-01-07&1966-)....continue...
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Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953): Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 / Leningrad PO, Yevgeny Mravinsky
Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953): Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 / Leningrad PO, Yevgeny Mravinsky

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2016-03-18

Works: Sergey Prokofiev: Symphony no 5 in B flat major, Op. 100; Symphony no 6 in E flat minor, Op. 111
Conductors: Mravinsky, Yevgeny
Ensemble: ; Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra

This is a logical, albeit rare, combination of works - presented to the Politburo to reflect victory and irresistible force. Understandably they favored the fifth...continue...
Recording information: Dvorák Hall, Prague (05/25/1967); Leningrad Philharmonic Large Hall, Leningrad, Russia (05/25/1967); Dvorák Hall, Prague (06/29/1973); Leningrad Philharmonic Large Hal...continue...
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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 21 & 23; Bela Bartok (1881-1945): Piano Concerto No. 3 / Annie Fischer, piano; Philharmonia Orch., Sir Adrian Boult, Wolfgang Sawallisch; Bavarian Radio SO, Ferenc Fricsay
Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 21 & 23; Bela Bartok (1881-1945): Piano Concerto No. 3 / Annie Fischer, piano; Philharmonia Orch., Sir Adrian Boult, Wolfgang Sawallisch; Bavarian Radio SO, Ferenc Fricsay

1 CD / Praga / 2016-03-18

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467; Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488; Béla Bartók: Concerto for Piano no 3, Sz 119
Performers: Fischer, Annie [Piano]
Conductors: Sawallisch, Wolfgang; Boult, Adrian; Fricsay, Ferenc
Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra

Great Hungarian conductor Ferenc Fricsay contended that musicians had to work on Bartók's major works to master Mozart's unique combination of profundity and playfulness. His...continue...
Recording information: London (02/1958); Munich, Herkulesaal der Münchner Residenz (02/1958); London (04/1959); Munich, Herkulesaal der Münchner Residenz (04/1959); London (11/24/1960); Muni...continue...
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Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971): Apollon Musagéte, Orpheus, Ode, Fireworks, Song of the Volga Boatmen / Leningrad PO, Moscow PO, SO of USSR, Yevgeny Mravinsky
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971): Apollon Musagéte, Orpheus, Ode, Fireworks, Song of the Volga Boatmen / Leningrad PO, Moscow PO, SO of USSR, Yevgeny Mravinsky

1 CD / Praga / 2016-03-18

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Apollon musagète, ballet in 2 scenes for string orchestra; Orpheus, ballet in 3 scenes for orchestra; Ode; Fireworks, Op. 4; Song of the Volga Boatman
Performers: Shpilberg, Ilya [Violin]
Conductors: Mravinsky, Yevgeny; Stravinsky, Igor
Ensemble: ; Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra; Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra; Symphony Orchestra of USSR

Russian born, naturalized French and later American citizen, Igor Stravinsky made a triumphant return to the USSR for three days in October of 1962 at...continue...
Recording information: Great Hall of the Conservatory, Moscow, Russia (09/26/1965); Great Hall of the Conservatory, Moscow, Russia (09/28/1962); Great Hall of the Conservatory, Moscow, Russia (10/02/1...continue...
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Max Bruch (1838-1920): Scottish Fantasia; Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture; Symphony No.3 / David Oistrakh, violin; USSR State SO, Gennady Rozhdestvensky; Cleveland Orch., George Szell; NY PO, Leonard Bernstein
Max Bruch (1838-1920): Scottish Fantasia; Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture; Symphony No.3 / David Oistrakh, violin; USSR State SO, Gennady Rozhdestvensky; Cleveland Orch., George Szell; NY PO, Leonard Bernstein

1 CD / Praga / 2016-03-04

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave"; Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish"; Max Bruch: Scottish Fantasy, for violin & orchestra, Op. 46
Performers: Oistrakh, David [Violin]
Conductors: Szell, George; Rozhdestvensky, Gennady; Bernstein, Leonard
Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra; New York Philharmonic Orchestra; USSR State Symphony Orchestra

The music of Scotland has long inspired classical composers. Scottish reels were first immortalized by Beethoven. Playing Bruch's Scottish Fantasia, violinist David Oistrakh pays tribute...continue...
Recording information: Cleveland (01/13/1964); Moscow (01/13/1964); New York City (01/13/1964); Cleveland (01/1963); Moscow (01/1963); New York City (01/1963); Cleveland (12/24/1960); Moscow (12/24/19...continue...
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Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Symphonies Nos.1 & 4, Manfred Overture / Vienna PO, Berlin PO, Wilhelm Furtwängler
Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Symphonies Nos.1 & 4, Manfred Overture / Vienna PO, Berlin PO, Wilhelm Furtwängler

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2016-03-04

Works: Robert Schumann: Symphony no 1 in B flat major ("Spring"), Op. 38; Manfred Op. 115; Symphony no 4 in D minor, Op. 120
Conductors: Furtwängler, Wilhelm
Ensemble: ; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Wilhelm Furtwängler was an excellent pianist and accompanied leading singers at opera rehearsals and lieder recitals by Wolf, Schubert and Schumann. He did not consider...continue...
Recording information: Berlin, Titania Palast, RIAS Berlin (05/14/1953); Berlin-Dahlem, Jesus-Christus-Kirche (05/14/1953); Munich, Kongressaal des Deutschen Museums, Bavarian Rad (05/14/1953); Berlin...continue...
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Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos.5
Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos.5 "Spring" & 9 "Kreutzer"; Piano Sonata No. 6 / David Oistrakh, violin; Frida Bauer, piano; Sviatoslav Richter, piano

1 CD / Praga / 2016-02-19

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano no 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Spring"; Sonata for Piano no 16 in G major, Op. 31 no 1; Sonata for Violin and Piano no 9 in A major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer"
Performers: Bauer, Frida; Oistrakh, David [Violin]; Richter, Sviatoslav

Beethoven's fifth violin sonata, often called Spring Sonata, is modeled after Haydn and Mozart. The sixth is a gracious work with a fascinating central adagio....continue...
Recording information: Moscow (01/01/1967); Prague (01/01/1967); Moscow (05/19/1969); Prague (05/19/1969); Moscow (10/29/1967); Prague (10/29/1967)....continue...
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Brahms: Violin Sonatas Nos.1-3; Scherzo in C minor / David Oistrakh, violin; Frida Bauer, piano; Sviatoslav Richter, piano
Brahms: Violin Sonatas Nos.1-3; Scherzo in C minor / David Oistrakh, violin; Frida Bauer, piano; Sviatoslav Richter, piano

1 CD / Praga / 2016-02-19

Works: Johannes Brahms: Scherzo for Violin and Piano in C minor, WoO 2 "FAE Sonata"; Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in G major, Op. 78; Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 100; Sonata for Vio...
Performers: Bauer, Frida; Oistrakh, David [Violin]; Richter, Sviatoslav

Brahms's Violin Sonatas have become a reference for the "romantic sonata form." Each of the three works has its own sentimental mood. The first uses...continue...
Recording information: Moscow (03/29/1972); Prague (03/29/1972); Moscow (05/17/1972); Prague (05/17/1972); Moscow (05/18/1966); Prague (05/18/1966); Moscow (12/08/1968); Prague (12/08/1968)....continue...
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Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1; Variations and Fugue on a theme by Haendel / Claudio Arrau, piano; Bavarian Radio SO, Rafael Kubelík
Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1; Variations and Fugue on a theme by Haendel / Claudio Arrau, piano; Bavarian Radio SO, Rafael Kubelík

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2016-02-19

Works: Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15; Variations and Fugue for Piano in B flat major on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24
Performers: Arrau, Claudio [Piano]
Conductors: Kubelik, Rafael
Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Having won fame as a great Beethoven interpreter, Claudio Arrau is no less celebrated for his Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt, Schumann, Debussy and Brahms. His...continue...
Recording information: The Bavarian Radio, Munich (04/24/1964); The Radio Swizzera Italiana, Lugano (04/24/1964); The Bavarian Radio, Munich (05/20/1963); The Radio Swizzera Italiana, Lugano (05/20/19...continue...
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Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos.10, 11, 12 & 13 / Beethoven Quartet
Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos.10, 11, 12 & 13 / Beethoven Quartet

1 CD / Praga / 2016-02-05

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Quartet for Strings no 10 in A flat major, Op. 118; Quartet for Strings no 11 in F minor, Op. 122; Quartet for Strings no 12 in D flat major, Op. 133; Quartet for Strings no 13 i...
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Ensemble: Beethoven Quartet

Shostakovich's string quartets are the epitome of eloquence. The four selections here progress from the golden age of Soviet realism with Quartet No.10, though to...continue...
Recording information: Moscow (01/10/1966); Radio, Leningrad (01/10/1966); Moscow (01/27/1971); Radio, Leningrad (01/27/1971); Moscow (03/25/1969); Radio, Leningrad (03/25/1969)....continue...
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Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto; Sibelius: Violin Concerto, Humoresques Nos.1 & 2 / David Oistrakh, violin; Moscow PO, USSR Radio Symph., Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto; Sibelius: Violin Concerto, Humoresques Nos.1 & 2 / David Oistrakh, violin; Moscow PO, USSR Radio Symph., Gennady Rozhdestvensky

1 CD / Praga / 2016-02-05

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35; Jean Sibelius: Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47; Humoresques (2) for violin & orchestra, Op. 87b
Performers: Oistrakh, David [Violin]
Conductors: Rozhdestvensky, Gennady
Ensemble: ; Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra; USSR Radio Symphony

This is an unusual pairing of two romantic concertos by Tchaikovsky and Sibelius, performed by the legendary David Oistrakh on his Stradivarius Comte de Fontana....continue...
Recording information: Moscow (07/23/1965); Moscow (09/27/1968)....continue...
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Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet û Fantasy-Overture; Berlioz: Romeo & Juliet; Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet û Ballet Suite No.2 / Moscow PO, Kyrill Kondrashin; London SO, Pierre Monteux; Leningrad PO, Yevgeny Mravinsky
Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet û Fantasy-Overture; Berlioz: Romeo & Juliet; Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet û Ballet Suite No.2 / Moscow PO, Kyrill Kondrashin; London SO, Pierre Monteux; Leningrad PO, Yevgeny Mravinsky

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2016-02-05

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture; Hector Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet, A dramatic Symphony Op. 17 (excerpts); Sergey Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Second Suite from the ballet, ...
Conductors: Kondrashin, Kyrill; Monteux, Pierre; Mravinsky, Yevgeny
Ensemble: ; Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra

The "Lovers of Verona" have long inspired distinguished composers like Benda, Zingarelli, Bellini, Gounod and most famously, Berlioz, Tchaďkovsky and Prokofiev. Here combat, tumult and...continue...
Recording information: Leningrad (01/07/1967); Moscow (01/07/1967); Studio recording, near London (01/07/1967); Leningrad (06/1962); Moscow (06/1962); Studio recording, near London (06/1962); Leningra...continue...
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Shostakovich: Symphony No.9; Piano Trio No.2; String Quartet No.3 / Trio Oistrakh, Smetana Quartet, Czech PO, Zdene?k KoÜler
Shostakovich: Symphony No.9; Piano Trio No.2; String Quartet No.3 / Trio Oistrakh, Smetana Quartet, Czech PO, Zdene?k KoÜler

1 CD / Praga / 2016-02-05

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony no 9 in E flat major, Op. 70; Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in E minor, Op. 67; Quartet for Strings no 3 in F major, Op. 73
Conductors: Kosler, Zdenek; KoÜler, Zdene?k;
Ensemble: ; Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Igor Oistrakh Trio; Smetana Quartet

In the spring of 1945, the intelligentsia in Russia and the rest of the world expected Shostakovich's Symphony No.9 to glorify Stalin's victory with a...continue...
Recording information: Dvorák Hall, in the Rudolfinum (01/20/1961); Dvorák Hall, in the Rudolfinum (05/26/1961); Dvorák Hall, in the Rudolfinum (05/26/1967)....continue...
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Schubert: Symphony No. 9 'Great'; Beethoven: Finale of the Symphony No. 9 / Wilhelm Furtwangler, Schwarzkopf, Cavelti, Hafliger, Edelmann
Schubert: Symphony No. 9 'Great'; Beethoven: Finale of the Symphony No. 9 / Wilhelm Furtwangler, Schwarzkopf, Cavelti, Hafliger, Edelmann

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2016-01-08

Works: Franz Schubert: Symphony no 9 in C major, D 944 "Great"; Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125
Performers: Cavelti, Elsa; Edelmann, Otto; Hafliger, Ernst; Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth [Soprano vocals]
Conductors: Furtwängler, Wilhelm
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic; The Philharmonia

Beethoven's Symphony No.9 is considered one of the greatest compositions in the western musical canon. Schubert composed his ninth symphony in 1825, a year after...continue...
Recording information: Lucerne Festival (08/22/1954); Studio Recording, Berlin (08/22/1954); Lucerne Festival (12/10/1951-12/12/1951); Studio Recording, Berlin (12/10/1951-12/12/1951)....continue...
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David Oistrakh in Prague, 1966-72 - Janacek, Ysaye, Ravel, Bartok, Prokofiev / David Oistrakh, violin; Frida Bauer, piano
David Oistrakh in Prague, 1966-72 - Janacek, Ysaye, Ravel, Bartok, Prokofiev / David Oistrakh, violin; Frida Bauer, piano

1 CD / Praga / 2016-01-08

Works: Béla Bartók: Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1, Sz 75; For Children, Sz 42, Vol. 1, Sz. 42/1-21; Leos Janácek: Sonata for Violon and Piano, 2nd movement; Eugène Ysae: Sonat...
Performers: Bauer, Frida; Oistrakh, David [Violin]

This collection of performances from violinist David Oistrakh features a selection of delightful instrumental masterpieces and neglected gems. A champion of authentic European musical tradition,...continue...
Recording information: Ceskoslovák Radio Prague (05/17/1972); Dum Umelcu [Dvorák Hall] (05/17/1972); Prague, Dum umelcu [Dvorák Hall] (05/17/1972); Ceskoslovák Radio Prague (05/18/...continue...
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In Memoriam Janos Starker (1924-2013) - Martinu: Cello Concerto No. 1; Prokofiev: Cello Concerto Op. 58; Dohnanyi: Konzertstuck for cello & orchestra, Op. 13
In Memoriam Janos Starker (1924-2013) - Martinu: Cello Concerto No. 1; Prokofiev: Cello Concerto Op. 58; Dohnanyi: Konzertstuck for cello & orchestra, Op. 13

1 CD / Praga / 2016-01-08

Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Concerto for Cello no 1; Sergey Prokofiev: Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 58; Ernst von Dohnányi: Konzertstück, for cello & orchestra in D major, Op. 12
Performers: Starker, Janos
Conductors: Nelson, John; Susskind, Walter
Ensemble: ; Czech Radio Symphony; Philharmonia Orchestra

Hungarian-American cellist János Starker was a child prodigy. He gave his first public performance at age six and made his professional debut at age fourteen....continue...
Recording information: Kingsway Hall, London (03/19/1990); London (03/19/1990); Prague, Czech Radio (03/19/1990); Kingsway Hall, London (07/14/1956-07/17/1956); London (07/14/1956-07/17/1956); Prague,...continue...
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William Primrose: 'A XXth Century Violist' - Mozart: Symphonie concertante K.364; Berlioz: Harold in Italy; Bartok: Viola Concerto; Walton: Viola Concerto / William Primrose, viola; Jascha Heifetz, violin
William Primrose: 'A XXth Century Violist' - Mozart: Symphonie concertante K.364; Berlioz: Harold in Italy; Bartok: Viola Concerto; Walton: Viola Concerto / William Primrose, viola; Jascha Heifetz, violin

1 CD / Praga / 2016-01-08

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Adagio for Piano in B minor, K 540; Hector Berlioz: Harold en Italie, Op. 16, Symphonie pour orchestre, alto principal d'après Byron; Béla Bartók: Concer...
Performers: Heifetz, Jascha [Violin]; Primrose, William [Viola]
Conductors: Solomon, Izler; Munch, Charles; Serlih, Tibor; Walton, William
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra; New Symphony Orchestra of London; Philharmonia Orchestra; RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra

A Twentieth Century Violist is a fitting tribute to the great violist William Primrose. The collection centers around the last work of Béla Bartók, his...continue...
Recording information: Bartók Records, London (03/31/1958); Boston Symphony Hall (03/31/1958); London (03/31/1958); New York (03/31/1958); Bartók Records, London (07/22/1946-07/23/1946); Bos...continue...
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Masterpieces for Piano Left Hand, Vol. 2 - Janacek: Capriccio; Martinu: Concertino H 173; Brahms: Chaconne in D minor; Strauss: Piano Concerto, Op. 73 / Otakar Hollmann, piano
Masterpieces for Piano Left Hand, Vol. 2 - Janacek: Capriccio; Martinu: Concertino H 173; Brahms: Chaconne in D minor; Strauss: Piano Concerto, Op. 73 / Otakar Hollmann, piano

1 CD / Praga / 2015-11-13

Works: Johannes Brahms: 5 Studies; Bohuslav Martinu: Concertino (Divertimento) for piano (left hand) & small orchestra, H. 173; Leos Janácek: Capriccio for piano (left hand), flute & brass ensemble (...
Performers: FiUer, LuboU; Hyncica, Jan; Keller, Antonin; Klansky, Ivan; Klien, Walter [Piano]; Kozderka, Vladislav; Nikolayeva, Tatiana; Novothy, Jan [Tuba]; Odchazel, Jiri; Rapp, Siegfried
Conductors: Wiesenhutter, Gerhard; Koutnik, Tomas Norbert; Rozhdestvensky, Gennady

Czech pianist Otakar Hollmann (1894-1967) was a key figure in the repertoire for left-handed pianists. Although little known now, he was considered second only to...continue...
Recording information: Moscow (02/02/1966); Praga Digitals Studio, Prague, Studio Domovina (02/02/1966); Sondershausen (Germany), Cruciskirche (02/02/1966); Vienna, Austrian Radio (02/02/1966); Moscow...continue...
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Franz Schubert: Piano Trios No. 1, Op. 99 & No. 2, Op. 100 / Guarneri Trio Prague
Franz Schubert: Piano Trios No. 1, Op. 99 & No. 2, Op. 100 / Guarneri Trio Prague

1 CD / Praga / 2015-11-13

Works: Franz Schubert: Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in B flat major, D 898/Op 99; Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in E flat major, Op. 100, D 929
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Ensemble: Guarneri Trio (Prague)

Schubert's Piano Trios Nos.1 & 2, 'twin brothers' from his final period, offer two portraits of the composer - one radiant and convivial, the other...continue...
Recording information: Domovina Studio, Prague (03/25/2003-03/26/2003); Domovina Studio, Prague (06/22/2003-06/23/2003)....continue...
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Mahler: Das klagende Lied; Brahms: Rhapsodie, Op. 53; Schönberg: Gurre Lieder (excerpts) / Julia Hamari, Rose Wagermann, David Rendall, Grace Hoffman, Herta Töpper, Inge Borkh
Mahler: Das klagende Lied; Brahms: Rhapsodie, Op. 53; Schönberg: Gurre Lieder (excerpts) / Julia Hamari, Rose Wagermann, David Rendall, Grace Hoffman, Herta Töpper, Inge Borkh

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2015-11-13

Works: Gustav Mahler: Das klagende Lied, cantata for soloists, chorus & orchestra; Johannes Brahms: Rhapsodie für eine Altstimme, Männerchor und Orchester Op. 53; Arnold Schoenberg: Gurrelieder
Performers: Borkh, Inge; Engen, Keith; Hamari, Julia [Contralto Vocals]; Rendall, David; Schachtschneider, Herbert; Topper, Hertha; Wagermann, Rose [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Kubelik, Rafael
Ensemble: ; Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks

This fitting tribute to legendary conductor Rafael Kubelik features performances of Mahler's Das Klagende Lied, Brahms's Rhapsodie Op.53 and excerpts from Schoenberg's monumental Gurre Lieder....continue...
Recording information: Bavarian Radio (03/10/1965-03/12/1965); Munich (03/10/1965-03/12/1965); Bavarian Radio (06/08/1979); Munich (06/08/1979); Bavarian Radio (06/18/1962); Munich (06/18/1962)....continue...
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Yevgeny Mravinsky Conducts Stravinsky: Pétrouchka, Le Baiser de Fée
Yevgeny Mravinsky Conducts Stravinsky: Pétrouchka, Le Baiser de Fée

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2015-11-13

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version); Le baiser de la fée (The Fairy's Kiss), ballet in 4 scenes for orchestra
Conductors: Mravinsky, Yevgeny

Russian conductor Yevgeny Mravinsky stayed in his homeland but remained impervious to any authoritative decrees - political or artistic. Leading the Leningrad Philharmonic, he dared...continue...
Recording information: Leningrad (06/20/1983); Leningrad (10/24/1964)....continue...
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Mieczyslaw Weinberg: 'In Search of Freedom' - Piano Quartets Nos. 10 & 13; Piano Quintet, Op. 18 / Nikita Mndoyants, piano; Zemlinsky Quartet
Mieczyslaw Weinberg: 'In Search of Freedom' - Piano Quartets Nos. 10 & 13; Piano Quintet, Op. 18 / Nikita Mndoyants, piano; Zemlinsky Quartet

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2015-10-09

Works: Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Piano Quintet, Op. 18; Quartet for Strings no 10, Op. 85; Quartet for Strings no 13, Op. 118
Performers: Mndoyants, Nikita [Piano]
Conductors:
Ensemble: Zemlinsky Quartet

As we approach Mieczyslaw Weinberg's centenary, the musical world is rediscovering his compositions. Once considered merely a follower of Dmitri Shostakovich, listeners can now appreciate...continue...
Recording information: Martinek Studio, Prague (04/2015-05/2015)....continue...
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In Memoriam Maureen Forrester: Mahler - Des Knaben Wunderhorn; Ruckert-Lieder / Maureen Forrester, contralto; Heinz Rehfuss, bass
In Memoriam Maureen Forrester: Mahler - Des Knaben Wunderhorn; Ruckert-Lieder / Maureen Forrester, contralto; Heinz Rehfuss, bass

1 CD / Praga / 2015-10-09

Works: Gustav Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn; Rückert Lieder, song collection for voice & piano (or orchestra)
Performers: Rehfuss, Heinz
Conductors: Prohaska, Felix; Fricsay, Ferenc
Ensemble: RIAS Sinfonie Orchester, Berlin; Vienna Festival Orchestra

Canadian contralto Maureen Forrester is a legend of the opera world. A favorite of Bruno Walter, she became one of the foremost interpreters of the...continue...
Recording information: Berlin, Rias (05/27/1963-05/31/1963); Vienna (05/27/1963-05/31/1963); Berlin, Rias (1956); Vienna (1956)....continue...
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Beethoven: String Quartets No. 8 Op. 59/2, No. 15 Op. 132 / Prazák Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartets No. 8 Op. 59/2, No. 15 Op. 132 / Prazák Quartet

1 CD / Praga / 2015-10-09

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet for Strings no 8 in E minor, Op. 59 no 2 "Razumovsky"; Quartet for Strings no 15 in A minor ("Heiliger Dankgesang"), Op. 132
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Ensemble: Prazák Quartetá

The Prazák Quartet's latest release juxtaposes two of Beethoven's most significant string quartets. The eighth marked the composer's complete break with Haydn and Mozart, while...continue...
Recording information: Prague, Studio Domovina (1999-09-01&2000-10-20_2000-); Prague, Studio Domovina (2015-03-18&2015-03-22&2015-)....continue...
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French-Hungarian Impressionism? Debussy: String Quartet; Ravel: String Quartet; Bartok: String Quartet No.4 / Parkani Quartet
French-Hungarian Impressionism? Debussy: String Quartet; Ravel: String Quartet; Bartok: String Quartet No.4 / Parkani Quartet

1 CD / Praga / 2015-09-11

Works: Claude Debussy: Quartet for Strings in G minor, Op. 10; Maurice Ravel: Quartet for Strings in F major; Béla Bartók: Quartet for Strings no 4, Sz 91
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Ensemble: Parkani Quartet

This reissue in Praga's Genuine Stereo Lab series brings together two beloved works of French impressionism with the last of Bartók's four masterful quartets. The...continue...
Recording information: Doopgezinde Church, Deventer, Nederland (06/03/2008); The Domovina Studio, Prague, Czech Republic (06/03/2008); Doopgezinde Church, Deventer, Nederland (12/2003); The Domovina S...continue...
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