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Wagner: Die Walkure / Claire Watson, soprano; Anita Välkki, soprano; Rita Gorr, mz; Jon Vickers, tenor; Hans Hotter, bass. Solti, ROH Covent Garden (live, 1961)
Wagner: Die Walkure / Claire Watson, soprano; Anita Välkki, soprano; Rita Gorr, mz; Jon Vickers, tenor; Hans Hotter, bass. Solti, ROH Covent Garden (live, 1961)

4 CD / Testament / 2014-09-09

Conductors: Solti, Georg
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus; Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra

This release featuring an historic 1961 live performance of Die Walküre at Covent Garden marks the first appearance of Georg Solti on Testament as an...continue...
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Stravinsky: Le Rossignol; Maurice Delage (1879-1961): Quatre Poems Hindus, Berceuse Phoque / Janine Micheau; Jean Giraudeau. André Cluytens (rec. 1955)
Stravinsky: Le Rossignol; Maurice Delage (1879-1961): Quatre Poems Hindus, Berceuse Phoque / Janine Micheau; Jean Giraudeau. André Cluytens (rec. 1955)

1 CD / Testament / 2014-08-12

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Le Rossignol, opera (lyric tale) in 3 acts
Conductors: Cluytens, André
Ensemble: French National Radio Symphony Chorus; French National Radio Symphony Orchestra

Stravinsky's short, charming opera Le rossignol is rarely performed or recorded. Written in 1913-14 after the Rite of Spring, its libretto, based on The Nightingale...continue...
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Verdi: Requiem Mass / Joan Sutherland, Fiorenza Cossotto, Luigi Ottolini, Ivo Vinco. Giulini, Philharmonia Orch. & Chorus (live, 1960 Edinburgh Festival)
Verdi: Requiem Mass / Joan Sutherland, Fiorenza Cossotto, Luigi Ottolini, Ivo Vinco. Giulini, Philharmonia Orch. & Chorus (live, 1960 Edinburgh Festival)

2 CD / Testament / 2014-05-13

Conductors: Giulini, Carlo Maria
Ensemble: Philharmonia Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra

Both as a man and as a musician, Carlo Maria Giulini was often thought to be the very embodiment of elegance. However, that view took...continue...
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Verdi: Requiem Mass / Leontyne Price, Giulietta Simionato,  Giuseppe Zampieri, Nicolai Ghiaurov. Karajan [live, Salzburg 1962]
Verdi: Requiem Mass / Leontyne Price, Giulietta Simionato, Giuseppe Zampieri, Nicolai Ghiaurov. Karajan [live, Salzburg 1962]

1 CD / Testament / 2014-02-11

Conductors: Karajan, Herbert von
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Testament's series of previously unpublished live concert recordings made by the Berlin Philharmonic offers listeners a rich library of notable performances by some of history's...continue...
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Haydn: Symphony No. 55; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4; Mozart: Symphony No. 39 / Nikita Magaloff, piano; Rudolf Kempe
Haydn: Symphony No. 55; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4; Mozart: Symphony No. 39 / Nikita Magaloff, piano; Rudolf Kempe

1 CD / Testament / 2014-02-11

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony no 55 in E flat major ("The Schoolmaster"), H. 1/55; Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no 39 in E flat m...
Performers: Magaloff, Nikita
Conductors: Kempe, Rudolf
Ensemble: ; Berlin Philharomic Orchestra

Testament's series of previously unpublished live concert recordings made by the Berlin Philharmonic offers listeners a rich library of notable performances by some of history's...continue...
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Mozart: Symphony No. 40; Mahler: Kindertotenlieder; R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra / Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Karl Bohm
Mozart: Symphony No. 40; Mahler: Kindertotenlieder; R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra / Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Karl Bohm

2 CD / Testament / 2014-02-11

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550; Recorded Sound: Applause; Gustav Mahler: Kindertotenlieder, song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra); Richard Strauss: Also Sprach Zarath...
Performers: Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]
Conductors: Böhm, Karl
Ensemble: ; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Testament's series of previously unpublished live concert recordings made by the Berlin Philharmonic offers listeners a rich library of notable performances by some of history's...continue...
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Britten: Piano Concerto; Mátyás Seiber: To Poetry; Alan Bush: Voices of the Prophets / Peter Pears; Noel Mewton-Wood
Britten: Piano Concerto; Mátyás Seiber: To Poetry; Alan Bush: Voices of the Prophets / Peter Pears; Noel Mewton-Wood

1 CD / Testament / 2014-02-11

Works: Benjamin Britten: Concerto for Piano in D major, Op. 13; Mátyás Seiber: To Poetry, for high voice & piano; Alan Bush: Voices of the Prophets, Op. 41
Performers: Mewton-Wood, Noel; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: Cameron, Basil
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

This disc brings to light both the unjustly neglected talents of Australian pianist Noel Mewton-Wood and two rare recordings by the great English tenor Peter...continue...
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Britten: War Requiem / Peter Pears, Heather Harper, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. (live, Coventry Cathedral, May 1962)
Britten: War Requiem / Peter Pears, Heather Harper, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. (live, Coventry Cathedral, May 1962)

1 CD / Testament / 2013-12-10

Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Melos Ensemble

Testament presents what will undoubtedly be hailed as one of the most important releases of the Britten centenary - the première performance of the War...continue...
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Mahler: Symphony No. 7 / Michael Gielen, Berlin PO (live, 1994)
Mahler: Symphony No. 7 / Michael Gielen, Berlin PO (live, 1994)

1 CD / Testament / 2013-11-12

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 7 in E minor
Conductors: Gielen, Michael
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic

The Testament disc presents a live recording of a concert by the Berlin Philharmonic during the Berliner Festwochen on September 21, 1994. On short notice,...continue...
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Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27; Schubert: Impromptus, D. 899; Moment musicaux No. 3 / Clifford Curzon, piano
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27; Schubert: Impromptus, D. 899; Moment musicaux No. 3 / Clifford Curzon, piano

1 CD / Testament / 2013-06-11

Conductors: Boult, Adrian
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra

The performance of the Impromptus, D.899, heard here, confirms Curzon's place as one of the great Schubert players of his generation. Indeed, the audience was...continue...
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TES 1486
Bruckner: Symphony No. 5; Schubert: Symphony No. 8 / Otto Klemperer
Bruckner: Symphony No. 5; Schubert: Symphony No. 8 / Otto Klemperer

2 CD / Testament / 2013-06-11

Conductors: Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra

No less an interpreter of Bruckner than Günter Wand once called the Fifth Symphony 'the most perplexing work in the composer's canon'. Under Otto Klemperer...continue...
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Mozart: Symphony No. 38; Schumann: Symphony No. 2 / Klemperer
Mozart: Symphony No. 38; Schumann: Symphony No. 2 / Klemperer

1 CD / Testament / 2013-06-11

Conductors: Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra

Although Otto Klemperer was approaching his 80s and not always in the best of health, the years 1967/68 were a period of great activity for...continue...
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Schubert: Symphony No. 8; Beethoven: Symphony No. 1; Mozart; Berlioz / Klemperer (live 1968)
Schubert: Symphony No. 8; Beethoven: Symphony No. 1; Mozart; Berlioz / Klemperer (live 1968)

2 CD / Testament / 2013-06-11

Conductors: Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra

This concert was given as a memorial to the British publisher, liberal humanitarian and music-lover Sir Victor Gollancz (1893-1967). The founder of the influential Left...continue...
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Beethoven: Violin Concerto; Berlioz: Symphonie fantasique; Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro Overture / Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Beethoven: Violin Concerto; Berlioz: Symphonie fantasique; Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro Overture / Yehudi Menuhin, violin

2 CD / Testament / 2013-06-11

Conductors: Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

Although neither man lived in the country at the time, there could be little doubt that Otto Klemperer and Yehudi Menuhin were regarded in the...continue...
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Mozart: Symphony No. 40; Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 / Klemperer
Mozart: Symphony No. 40; Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 / Klemperer

2 CD / Testament / 2013-06-11

Conductors: Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra

The first symphonic work by Mozart that Klemperer ever conducted was K.550. The Kölnische Zeitung noted that his use of a reduced string section emphasized...continue...
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Mozart: Piano Sonatas, K. 330 & 332; Beethoven: Piano Sonatas nos 14, 26 & 31 / Wilhelm Backhaus
Mozart: Piano Sonatas, K. 330 & 332; Beethoven: Piano Sonatas nos 14, 26 & 31 / Wilhelm Backhaus

1 CD / Testament / 2013-06-11


Although he attended the Leipzig Conservatory at the age of ten and five years later studied with Liszt's pupil Eugen d' Albert for a short...continue...
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Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony; Haydn: Symphony No. 100; Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3 / Svetlanov
Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony; Haydn: Symphony No. 100; Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3 / Svetlanov

2 CD / Testament / 2013-06-11

Conductors: Svetlanov, Yevgeny
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic

It is astonishing and hard to explain why it was that Yevgeny Svetlanov found his way to the Berlin Philharmonic only quite late in his...continue...
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Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto; Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3; Beethoven: Two Romances / Johanna Martzy, violin
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto; Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3; Beethoven: Two Romances / Johanna Martzy, violin

1 CD / Testament / 2013-02-12

Conductors: Sawallisch, Wolfgang; Kletzki, Paul
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

This program completes Testament's series of reissues of recordings made for EMI featuring the fabled Hungarian violinist Johanna Martzy. In addition to Martzy's rare technical...continue...
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Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra; Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante, K. 297b / Karajan, Berlin PO, Salzburg
Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra; Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante, K. 297b / Karajan, Berlin PO, Salzburg

1 CD / Testament / 2013-02-12

Conductors: Karajan, Herbert von
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic

This live recording from the 1970 Salzburg Festival is a memorable collaboration between maestro Herbert von Karajan and his famous principal wind players - oboist...continue...
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Beethoven: Leonore Ov. 3; Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel; Saint-Saens: Violin Concerto no 3; Stravinsky: Petrushka / Pierre Monteux
Beethoven: Leonore Ov. 3; Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel; Saint-Saens: Violin Concerto no 3; Stravinsky: Petrushka / Pierre Monteux

2 CD / Testament / 2013-02-12

Conductors: Monteux, Pierre
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic

Pierre Monteux is featured on this specially-priced live recording taken from a concert at Berlin's Hochschule für Musik. It is particularly special because Monteux conducted...continue...
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Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande / Suzanne Danco, Oda Slobodskaya, Henri-Bertrand Etcheverry, Camille Maurane
Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande / Suzanne Danco, Oda Slobodskaya, Henri-Bertrand Etcheverry, Camille Maurane

3 CD / Testament / 2013-01-08

Conductors: Ingelbrecht, Desire-Emile
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

The 1902 Paris Opera première of Pelléas et Mélisande opened up new horizons to the great French conductor Désiré-Émile Inghelbrecht, and musica...continue...
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Schumann: Piano Concerto; Chopin: Piano Concerto no. 2 / Clara Haskil, piano
Schumann: Piano Concerto; Chopin: Piano Concerto no. 2 / Clara Haskil, piano

1 CD / Testament / 2012-06-12

Works: Robert Schumann: Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54; Frédéric Chopin: Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21
Performers: Haskil, Clara
Conductors: Kubelik, Rafael
Ensemble: Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire

In 1951, Clara Haskil signed an exclusive contract with Philips, which led to a series of recordings that only rarely satisfied her and which, according...continue...
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Violinist Michael Rabin: The Unpublished Recordings, 1947 - 1971
Violinist Michael Rabin: The Unpublished Recordings, 1947 - 1971

3 CD / Testament / 2012-02-14

Works: Edouard Lalo: Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21; Niccolò Paganini: Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1; Caprice for solo violin in E flat major (Sostenuto-Andante), Op. 1/17, MS 25/17; Camille Saint-...
Performers: Johannesen, Grant; Rabin, Jeanne; Rabin, Michael; Smith, Brooks
Conductors: Rozsnyai, Zoltán

Michael Rabin's musical voice may have been quiet the past forty years, but to violin aficionados his star still shines brightly. His discography is small,...continue...
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Mischa Elman: The BBC Radio Recitals, 1961 / Joseph Seiger
Mischa Elman: The BBC Radio Recitals, 1961 / Joseph Seiger

2 CD / Testament / 2012-02-14

Works: Spoken Word: Announcement; George Frederick Handel: Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in D major, HWV 371/Op. 1 no 13; Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano no 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Sp...
Performers: Elman, Mischa; Seiger, Joseph

Violinist Mischa Elman rarely played for radio broadcasts, even in America, but he did so occasionally for the BBC. The two recitals on these compact...continue...
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Chopin: Etudes Op. 10 & 25 / Maurizio Pollini
Chopin: Etudes Op. 10 & 25 / Maurizio Pollini

1 CD / Testament / 2012-01-10

Works: Frédéric Chopin: Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10; Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25
Performers: Pollini, Maurizio

This outstanding recording of the complete Chopin Études by Maurizio Pollini is being published for the first time by Testament.

It was made by EMI at...continue...
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Bruckner: Symphony No. 9; Berg: Violin Concerto; Schubert / Christian Ferras
Bruckner: Symphony No. 9; Berg: Violin Concerto; Schubert / Christian Ferras

2 CD / Testament / 2012-01-10

Works: Franz Schubert: Rosamunde; Alban Berg: Concerto for Violin; Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 9 in D minor, WAB 109
Performers: Ferras, Christian [Violin]
Conductors: Keilberth, Joseph
Ensemble: ; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

"Conducting is only a means to an end, never an end in itself. Making music is everything - and the less conducting draws attention to...continue...
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Brahms: Symphony No. 2 / Barbirolli - Berlin PO
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 / Barbirolli - Berlin PO

1 CD / Testament / 2011-12-13

Works: Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73
Conductors: Barbirolli, John
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic

Queen Elizabeth II laid the foundation stone of the new Coventry Cathedral in March 1956 and the formal dedication took place in May 1962. Benjamin...continue...
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The Studio Recordings 1954-1960: Michael Rabin, violin
The Studio Recordings 1954-1960: Michael Rabin, violin

6 CD / Testament / 2011-12-13

Works: Niccolò Paganini: Concerto for Violin no 1 in D major, Op. 6; Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1; Moto perpetuo for Violin and Orchestra in C major, Op. 11; Alexander Glazunov: Concerto for Vi...
Performers: Pommers, Leon; Rabin, Michael
Conductors: Matacic, Lovro von; Galliera, Alceo; Boult, Adrian; Goossens, Eugene, Sir; Slatkin, Felix

The story of the amazing violinist Michael Rabin is complicated and ultimately tragic. When his career should have been reaching the height of his success,...continue...
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Haydn: Symphony No. 94; Mahler: Symphony No. 1 / Giulini, live 1974
Haydn: Symphony No. 94; Mahler: Symphony No. 1 / Giulini, live 1974

2 CD / Testament / 2011-10-11

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony no 94 in G major, H 1 no 94 "Surprise"; Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan"
Conductors: Giulini, Carlo Maria
Ensemble: ; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

The great conductor Carlo Maria Giulini's answer to the question of what fascinated him about making music amounted to his Credo: "Music is a great...continue...
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Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9 / Giulini - Berlin PO, live 1977
Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9 / Giulini - Berlin PO, live 1977

1 CD / Testament / 2011-10-11

Works: Franz Schubert: Symphony no 8 in B minor, D 759 "Unfinished"; Symphony no 9 in C major, D 944 "Great"
Conductors: Giulini, Carlo Maria
Ensemble: ; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

The great conductor Carlo Maria Giulini's answer to the question of what fascinated him about making music amounted to his Credo: "Music is a great...continue...
Recording information: Philharmonie, Berlin (01/12/1977-01/13/1977)....continue...
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Webern: Six Pieces for Orchestra; Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition / Giulini - Berlin PO, 1977
Webern: Six Pieces for Orchestra; Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition / Giulini - Berlin PO, 1977

1 CD / Testament / 2011-10-11

Works: Anton Webern: Pieces (6) for orchestra, Op. 6; Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an exhibition
Conductors: Giulini, Carlo Maria
Ensemble: ; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

The great conductor Carlo Maria Giulini's answer to the question of what fascinated him about making music amounted to his Credo: "Music is a great...continue...
Recording information: Philharmonie, Berlin (01/1977)....continue...
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Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde / Giulini - Berlin PO, Brigitte Fassbaender, Francisco Araiza, live 1984
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde / Giulini - Berlin PO, Brigitte Fassbaender, Francisco Araiza, live 1984

1 CD / Testament / 2011-10-11

Works: Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
Performers: Araiza, Francisco [Tenor Vocals]; Fassbaender, Brigitte [Mezzo-Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Giulini, Carlo Maria
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

The great conductor Carlo Maria Giulini's answer to the question of what fascinated him about making music amounted to his Credo: "Music is a great...continue...
Recording information: Philharmonie, Berlin (02/1984)....continue...
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Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 / Furtwangler - live, October, 1942
Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 / Furtwangler - live, October, 1942

1 CD / Testament / 2011-07-12

Conductors: Furtwangler, Wilhelm
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

This recording of Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony had been published several times: USA, 1982/84, Bruno Walter Society (Denon CD 536); Germany, 1989, DG (471 297-2); Japan,...continue...
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TES 1466
Bach: Sonatas & Partitas, BWV 1001-1006
Bach: Sonatas & Partitas, BWV 1001-1006

2 CD / Testament / 2011-06-14


Johanna Martzy's solo Bach has acquired iconic status. Deploying the sturdy rhythm and glowing tone that are features of all her recordings, she gives balanced,...continue...
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TES 1467
Schubert: Complete Works for Violin & Piano
Schubert: Complete Works for Violin & Piano

2 CD / Testament / 2011-06-14


Franz Schubert was a competent violinist and violist and his four violin sonatas pose no problems for skilled players. It is strange, then, that so...continue...
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Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 10 - Deryck Cooke Performing Version / Goldschmidt
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 10 - Deryck Cooke Performing Version / Goldschmidt

3 CD / Testament / 2011-04-12

Works: Spoken Word: Mahler's 10th Symphony, narration with musical examples; Spoken introductions to the movements from Deryck Cooke's incomplete first version of Mahler's 10th; Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 1...
Performers: Cooke, Deryck
Conductors: Goldschmidt, Bertholt; Goldschmidt, Berthold
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra

In the course of preparing the booklet for the BBC's celebrations of Mahler's centenary in 1960, Deryck Cooke felt that he needed to do more...continue...
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Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2; Schumann: Piano Concerto
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2; Schumann: Piano Concerto

2 CD / Testament / 2011-02-08

Works: Recorded Sound: Applause; Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83; Robert Schumann: Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54
Performers: Cliburn, Van
Conductors: Reiner, Fritz

The origins of these live 1960 performances lie inevitably in Van Cliburn’s legendary triumph in Moscow’s inaugural Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in 1958, a time...continue...
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TES 1460
Bruckner: Symphony No. 7
Bruckner: Symphony No. 7

1 CD / Testament / 2011-02-08


Reviews of the 1958 concert from which this recording of Bruckner’s seventh symphony was taken bordered on the ecstatic. The Neue Weltpresse’s review hailed Otto...continue...
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TES 1459
Beethoven: String Quartets, Op. 59 Nos. 2 & 3; Bartók: String Quartets Nos. 5 & 6
Beethoven: String Quartets, Op. 59 Nos. 2 & 3; Bartók: String Quartets Nos. 5 & 6

2 CD / Testament / 2011-02-08

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet for Strings no 8 in E minor, Op. 59 no 2 "Razumovsky"; Quartet for Strings no 9 in C major, Op. 59 no 3 "Razumovsky"; Béla Bartók: Quartet for Strings no 5, Sz...

The second iteration of the Hungarian Quartet featured violinists Sándor Végh and Peter Szervánsky, violist Dénes Koromzay and cellist Vilmos Palotai. The first, led by...continue...
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TES 1461
Violin Sonatas: Brahms, Schubert, Ferguson, Beethoven
Violin Sonatas: Brahms, Schubert, Ferguson, Beethoven

1 CD / Testament / 2011-02-08

Works: Johannes Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 100; Franz Schubert: Sonatina for Violin and Piano in D major, D 384/Op 137 no 1; Howard Ferguson: Sonata for violin & piano, no 2, O...
Performers: Hess, Myra; Stern, Isaac [Violin]

Both in his memories and in conversation Isaac Stern named Myra Hess as one of the musicians who had influenced him the most. The Hess-Stern...continue...
Recording information: Usher Hall, Edinburgh (08/28/1960)....continue...
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TES 1458
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23; Dvorák: Symphony No. 8
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23; Dvorák: Symphony No. 8

1 CD / Testament / 2010-10-12

Works: Hans Pfitzner: Das Käthchen von Heilbronn, Op. 17; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488; Antonin Dvorák: Symphony no 8 in G major, Op. 88/B 163
Performers: Hierholzer, Babette
Conductors: Tennstedt, Klaus

The acclaimed German conductor Klaus Tennstedt is featured in this fascinating series of live recordings from the Philharmonie in Berlin. All are from the 1980s...continue...
Recording information: Philharmonie, Berlin (10/07/1980)....continue...
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Bach: Violin Concerto No. 2; Bruckner: Symphony No. 8
Bach: Violin Concerto No. 2; Bruckner: Symphony No. 8

2 CD / Testament / 2010-10-12

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042; Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 8 in C minor, WAB 108
Performers: Brandis, Thomas [Violin]
Conductors: Tennstedt, Klaus

The acclaimed German conductor Klaus Tennstedt is featured in this fascinating series of live recordings from the Philharmonie in Berlin. All are from the 1980s...continue...
Recording information: Philharmonie, Berlin (11/21/1981)....continue...
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TES 1447
Dvorák: Violin Concerto; Schubert: Symphony No. 9
Dvorák: Violin Concerto; Schubert: Symphony No. 9

2 CD / Testament / 2010-10-12

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Concerto for Violin in A minor, Op. 53; Franz Schubert: Symphony no 9 in C major, D 944 "Great"
Performers: Zazofsky, Peter
Conductors: Tennstedt, Klaus

The acclaimed German conductor Klaus Tennstedt is featured in this fascinating series of live recordings from the Philharmonie in Berlin. All are from the 1980s...continue...
Recording information: Philharmonie, Berlin (04/19/1983)....continue...
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TES 1449
Dvorák: Symphony No. 9; Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2
Dvorák: Symphony No. 9; Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2

2 CD / Testament / 2010-10-12

Works: Modest Mussorgsky: Night on the Bare Mountain; Sergey Prokofiev: Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 16; Antonin Dvorák: Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"
Performers: Gutierrez, Horacio
Conductors: Tennstedt, Klaus

The acclaimed German conductor Klaus Tennstedt is featured in this fascinating series of live recordings from the Philharmonie in Berlin. All are from the 1980s...continue...
Recording information: Philharmonie, Berlin (03/13/1984)....continue...
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TES 1450
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2; Bruckner: Symphony No. 4
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2; Bruckner: Symphony No. 4

2 CD / Testament / 2010-10-12

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19; Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 4 in E flat major, WAB 104 "Romantic"
Performers: Gelber, Bruno-Leonardo
Conductors: Tennstedt, Klaus

The acclaimed German conductor Klaus Tennstedt is featured in this fascinating series of live recordings from the Philharmonie in Berlin. All are from the 1980s...continue...
Recording information: Philharmonie, Berlin (12/14/1981)....continue...
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TES 1448
Mahler: Symphony No. 2' Resurrection' / Klemperer
Mahler: Symphony No. 2' Resurrection' / Klemperer

2 CD / Testament / 2010-09-14

Works: Recorded Sound: Applause; Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection"
Performers: Rossel-Majdan, Hilde; Steingruber, Ilona
Conductors: Klemperer, Otto

This fascinating release from Testament features a live performance from 1951 with Otto Klemperer leading the Vienna Symphony in Mahler's 'Resurrection' symphony. Recorded in mono,...continue...
Recording information: Muskiverein, Vienna (05/18/1951)....continue...
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TES 1456
Ravel: Ma Mère l'Oye Suite; Debussy: La Mer
Ravel: Ma Mère l'Oye Suite; Debussy: La Mer

1 CD / Testament / 2010-04-13

Works: Maurice Ravel: Ma mère l'oye; Concerto for Piano left hand; Claude Debussy: La mer
Performers: Block, Michel [Piano]
Conductors: Giulini, Carlo Maria

"Giulini's Berlin account is darker, bigger, heavier, stormier, and less glossy than both [Giulini's Philharmonia/EMI and Karajan's Berlin/DG 1965 recordings]. The endings of the movements...continue...
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Wagner: Parsifal
Wagner: Parsifal

4 CD / Testament / 2010-04-13

Works: Richard Wagner: Parsifal
Conductors: Kempe, Rudolf

First premiered in 1882, Wagner's last music-drama, Parsifal, was performed at Covent Garden for the first time in 1951. The opera still had a reputation,...continue...
Recording information: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, England (06/16/1959)....continue...
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TES 1455
Rossini: Stabat Mater
Rossini: Stabat Mater

2 CD / Testament / 2010-04-13

Works: Giovanni Gabrieli: Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1; Francesco Geminiani: Concerto Grosso, for 2 violins, viola, cello, strings & continuo in G minor, Op. 3/2; Gioachino Rossini: Stabat mater
Performers: Hamari, Julia [Contralto Vocals]; Luchetti, Veriano; Raimondi, Ruggero; Stefan-Savova, Nadia
Conductors: Giulini, Carlo Maria

This Rossini Stabat Mater is offered at a special "2 for 1" price. A reviewer for Die Welt said of Giulini's performance, "Giulini's interpretation was...continue...
Recording information: Philharmonie, Berlin (09/13/1978)....continue...
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TES 1435
Schubert: Symphony No. 4; Debussy: La Mer
Schubert: Symphony No. 4; Debussy: La Mer

1 CD / Testament / 2010-04-13

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Semiramide; Franz Schubert: Symphony no 4 in C minor, D 417 "Tragic"; César Franck: Psyché; Claude Debussy: La mer
Conductors: Giulini, Carlo Maria

Recording information: Philharmonie, Berlin (02/1969)....continue...
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TES 1438
 
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