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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

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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...
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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

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...
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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

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...
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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

Conductors: Mravinsky, Yevgeny
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...
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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

Conductors: Boult, Adrian; Sawallisch, Wolfgang; 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...
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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

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...
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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

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...
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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

Conductors: Rozhdestvensky, Gennady; Szell, George; Leonard Bernstein
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...
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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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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 [Conductor]; 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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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 [Conductor]; 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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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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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 [Conductor]
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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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: KoÜler, Zdene?k; Kosler, Zdenek;
Ensemble: ; Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Igor Oistrakh Trio; Smetana Quartet; Trio Oistrakh

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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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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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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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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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 [Conductor]

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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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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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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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]
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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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Gidon Kremer in Prague - Schubert: Rondo Brilliant d 895; Franck & Ravel: Violin Sonatas; Bartok: Violin Sonata No. 2; Schnittke: MOZ-Art duo / Oleg Maisenberg, Elena Kremer (rec. 1974-78)
Gidon Kremer in Prague - Schubert: Rondo Brilliant d 895; Franck & Ravel: Violin Sonatas; Bartok: Violin Sonata No. 2; Schnittke: MOZ-Art duo / Oleg Maisenberg, Elena Kremer (rec. 1974-78)

1 CD / Praga / 2015-09-11

Works: Franz Schubert: Rondo for Violin and Piano in B minor, D 895/Op. 70 "Rondo Brillant"; César Franck: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8; Maurice Ravel: Sonate Pour Violin Et Piano; B&e...
Performers: Kremer, Elena [Violin]; Kremer, Gidon; Maisenberg, Oleg [Piano]

The works included in this program are musical mementos of Gidon Kremer's time in Prague. At the dawn of his career as one of the...continue...
Recording information: Dum Umelcu [Dvorák Hall] (02/14/1978); Dum Umelcu [Dvorák Hall] (03/24/1978); Dum Umelcu [Dvorák Hall] (05/16/1976); Dum Umelcu [Dvorák Hall] (06/01/1974)....continue...
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Masterpieces for Piano Left Hand - works by Ravel, Scriabin, Prokofiev, Bartók, Britten / Samson Francois, Andrei Gavrilov, Rudolf Serkin, Gabor Gabos, Julius Katchen
Masterpieces for Piano Left Hand - works by Ravel, Scriabin, Prokofiev, Bartók, Britten / Samson Francois, Andrei Gavrilov, Rudolf Serkin, Gabor Gabos, Julius Katchen

1 CD / Praga / 2015-09-11

Works: Maurice Ravel: Concerto for Piano left hand; Alexander Scriabin: Pieces (2) for Piano left hand, Op. 9; Sergey Prokofiev: Concerto for Piano left hand no 4 in B flat major, Op. 53; Béla Bart&o...
Performers: Francois, Samson; Gabos, Gabor; Gavrilov, Andrei; Katchen, Julius [Piano]; Serkin, Rudolf [Piano]
Conductors: Cluytens, André; Ormandy, Eugene; Britten, Benjamin

Paul Wittgenstein was an Austrian concert pianist who, following the amputation of his right arm during the First World War, commissioned seventeen works for the...continue...
Recording information: Czech Radio, Prague (01/1965); Hungarian Radio, Budapest (01/1965); London (01/1965); Paris, Salle Wagram (01/1965); Philadelphia (01/1965); Czech Radio, Prague (02/02/1958); Hu...continue...
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Schubert: String Quintet in C; String Trios D. 471 & 581 / Prazak Quartet, Marc Coppey, cello; Pavel Hula, violin
Schubert: String Quintet in C; String Trios D. 471 & 581 / Prazak Quartet, Marc Coppey, cello; Pavel Hula, violin

1 CD / Praga / 2015-09-11

Works: Franz Schubert: Quintet for Strings in C major, Op. 163/D 956; String Trio in B flat, D 471; String Trio in B flat major, D. 581
Performers: Coppey, Marc; Hula, Pavel; Kanka, Michal; Kluson, Josef
Conductors:
Ensemble: Prazak Quartet

This release in Praga's Genuine Stereo Lab series features the Prazák Quartet playing Schubert's monumental chamber masterpiece, the String Quintet in C major. One of...continue...
Recording information: Studio Domovina, Prague, Czech Republic (09/01/2002); Studio Domovina, Prague, Czech Republic (11/04/2007)....continue...
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Brahms: Symphony No. 4; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 / Leningrad PO; Yevgeny Mravinsky
Brahms: Symphony No. 4; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 / Leningrad PO; Yevgeny Mravinsky

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2015-08-14

Works: Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, Op. 64
Conductors: Mravinsky, Yevgeny
Ensemble: ; Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra

This release in Praga's Reminiscences series of SACD remasterings of classic recordings features the great Russian conductor Yevgeny Mravinsky leading the Leningrad Philharmonic in recordings...continue...
Recording information: The Great Hall of the Philharmonie (05/14/1961); The Great Hall of the Philharmonie (11/18/1982)....continue...
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Emil Gilels in Prague - Mozart: Piano Sonata in F, K. 533; Brahms: Ballades, Op. 4; Fantasias; Op. 11
Emil Gilels in Prague - Mozart: Piano Sonata in F, K. 533; Brahms: Ballades, Op. 4; Fantasias; Op. 11

1 CD / Praga / 2015-08-14

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata for Piano in F major, K. 533/494; Johannes Brahms: Ballades (4) for piano, Op. 10; Fantasies (7) for Piano, Op. 116
Performers: Gilels, Emil [Piano]

Pianist Emil Gilels, like his countryman Sviatoslav Richter, enjoyed visiting Mozart's beloved city of Prague. Here they felt free to set aside their Slavic repertoire...continue...
Recording information: Czech Radio Studio (05/10/1978); Prague Spring Festival, Prague, Czech Republic (05/10/1978); Czech Radio Studio (05/24/1973); Prague Spring Festival, Prague, Czech Republic (05...continue...
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Mozart: Clarinet Quintet K 581, Kegelstatt-Trio K 498; Weber: Clarinet Quintet Op. 34 / Pascal Moragues, clarinet; Frank Braley, piano; Vladimir Mendelssohn, viola
Mozart: Clarinet Quintet K 581, Kegelstatt-Trio K 498; Weber: Clarinet Quintet Op. 34 / Pascal Moragues, clarinet; Frank Braley, piano; Vladimir Mendelssohn, viola

1 CD / Praga / 2015-07-10

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano in E flat major, K 498 "Kegelstatt"; Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581; Carl Maria von Weber: Quintet for Clarinet and Str...
Performers: Braley, Frank; Mendelssohn, Vladimir; Moragues, Pascal

Joined here by clarinetist Pascal Moraguès, the Prazák Quartet performs three chamber masterpieces for the clarinet. The first two works, composed by Mozart and dedicated...continue...
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A Romantic Portrait' Dvorak: Cello Concerto; Schumann: Cello Concerto; Tchaikovsky: Pezzo Capriccioso, Op. 62 / Mstislav Rostropovich, cello; Boult; Rozhdestvenski
A Romantic Portrait' Dvorak: Cello Concerto; Schumann: Cello Concerto; Tchaikovsky: Pezzo Capriccioso, Op. 62 / Mstislav Rostropovich, cello; Boult; Rozhdestvenski

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2015-07-10

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191; Robert Schumann: Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Pezzo capriccioso for Cello and Orchestra in B...
Performers: Rostropovich, Mstislav
Conductors: Boult, Adrian; Rozhdestvensky, Gennady
Ensemble: Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; USSR State Symphony Orchestra

This release is part of the Praga label's stellar Reminiscences series of SACD remasterings. On this disc, the legendary cellist Mstislav Rostropovich performs concertos by...continue...
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Leos Janácek: Amarus; The Cunning Little Vixen Orchestral suite; 'From the House of the Dead' Overture & Orchestral suite / Czech PO, Jilek & Neumann
Leos Janácek: Amarus; The Cunning Little Vixen Orchestral suite; 'From the House of the Dead' Overture & Orchestral suite / Czech PO, Jilek & Neumann

1 CD / Praga / 2015-06-09

Conductors: Jilek, Franticek; Neumann, Valclav
Ensemble: Czeck Philharmonic Orchestra

This recording offers listeners over an hour of music by Leos Janácek. From the cantata Amarus to orchestral music from The Cunning Little Vixen and...continue...
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Béla Bartók: Music for strings, percussion and celesta; Honegger: Symphonie No. 3; Stravinsky: Agon / Leningrad PO, Mravinsky
Béla Bartók: Music for strings, percussion and celesta; Honegger: Symphonie No. 3; Stravinsky: Agon / Leningrad PO, Mravinsky

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2015-06-09

Works: Béla Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz 106; Arthur Honegger: Symphony no 3 ("Liturgique"), H. 186; Igor Stravinsky: Agon, ballet for 12 dancers & orchestra; Agon, ba...
Conductors: Mravinsky, Yevgeny
Ensemble: ; Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra

This release in Praga's Reminiscences series features Yevgeny Mravinsky leading the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra in a program that includes one of Béla Bartók's best-known compositio...continue...
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The Definitive Programme - Mozart: Piano Concerto no 21; Schubert: Impromptus; Schumann: Piano Concerto; Liszt, Ravel / Dinu Lipatti, piano
The Definitive Programme - Mozart: Piano Concerto no 21; Schubert: Impromptus; Schumann: Piano Concerto; Liszt, Ravel / Dinu Lipatti, piano

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2015-05-12

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467; Franz Schubert: Impromptus for piano, Op. 90; Robert Schumann: Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54; Franz Liszt: Années d...
Performers: Lipatti, Dinu [Piano]
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert v.
Ensemble: ; Lucerne Festival Orchestra

Dinu Lipatti was a unique figure in the pantheon of pianists. Although his life was cut short by Hodgkin's at the age of 33, he...continue...
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Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8; Scriabin: La Poème de l'Extase, Op. 54 / Yevgeny Mravinsky, Leningrad PO (live, 1961)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8; Scriabin: La Poème de l'Extase, Op. 54 / Yevgeny Mravinsky, Leningrad PO (live, 1961)

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2015-04-14

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony no 8 in C minor, Op. 65; Alexander Scriabin: Le Poème de l'extase (Poem of Ecstasy), symphony [No. 4] in C major, Op. 54
Conductors: Mravinsky, Yevgeny
Ensemble: ; Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra

Shostakovich's Symphony No.8 was written in the summer of 1943, and first performed in November of that year by the USSR Symphony Orchestra under Yevgeny...continue...
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Liszt: Harmonies poétiques et religieuses; Scherzo and March, S.177; Méphisto-Watlz No. 1 / Sviatoslav Richter, piano
Liszt: Harmonies poétiques et religieuses; Scherzo and March, S.177; Méphisto-Watlz No. 1 / Sviatoslav Richter, piano

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2015-03-10

Works: Franz Liszt: Scherzo and March for Piano, S 177; Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke, S 514 "Mephisto Waltz no 1"; Ave Maria; Harmonies poétiques et réligieuses (10), for piano, S. 173 (LW A158...
Performers: Richter, Sviatoslav

With this release featuring solo piano works by Franz Liszt, Praga's Sviatoslav Richter Edition (part of the Reminiscences series of SACD reissues) reaches volume sixteen....continue...
Recording information: Budapest (02/05/1958); Köln/Cologne (02/05/1958); Moscow (02/05/1958); Budapest (03/10/1988); Köln/Cologne (03/10/1988); Moscow (03/10/1988); Budapest (05/09/1957); K&...continue...
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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5,
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor"; Symphony No. 5 / Edwin Fischer, piano. Furtwangler, Vienna PO

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2015-03-10

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"; Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Performers: Fischer, Edwin [Piano]
Conductors: Furtwangler, Wilhelm; Furtwängler, Wilhelm
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Wilhelm Furtwängler's last recording of Beethoven's immortal Symphony No.5 with the Vienna Philharmonic stands out among his many others, as does his collaboration with pianist...continue...
Recording information: EMI Studio (02/19/1951-02/20/1951); Vienna, Musikvereinsaal, Electrola GmbH (02/19/1951-02/20/1951); EMI Studio (02/28/1954-03/01/1954); Vienna, Musikvereinsaal, Electrola GmbH ...continue...
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Tchaikovsky: Moscou; Voyevoda; Ouverture solennelle; The Tempest / Moscow Radio SO; Nikolai Golovanov
Tchaikovsky: Moscou; Voyevoda; Ouverture solennelle; The Tempest / Moscow Radio SO; Nikolai Golovanov

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2015-02-10

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Moscow, coronation cantata for mezzo-soprano, baritone, chorus & orchestra; The Voyevoda, Op. 78; 1812 Overture, Op. 49; The Tempest, Op. 18
Performers: Damaniov, Daniel [Baritone Vocal]; Legostayeva, Luydmilla [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Golovanov, Nikolai

Praga's Reminiscences series features audiophile SACD remasterings of historic recordings. This release of works by Tchaikovsky pays tribute to Soviet conductor and composer Nikolai Semyonovich...continue...
Recording information: Moscow (1948); Moscow (1951); Moscow (1952)....continue...
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Michelangeli Recital - Bach: Chaconne, BWV 1004; Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 3; Schumann: Faschinschwank aus Wien; Brahms: Variations / Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano
Michelangeli Recital - Bach: Chaconne, BWV 1004; Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 3; Schumann: Faschinschwank aus Wien; Brahms: Variations / Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2015-02-10

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004; Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 2 no 3; Robert Schumann: Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26; Johan...
Performers: Michelangeli, Arturo Benedetti [Piano/Conductor]

Praga's Reminiscences series features audiophile SACD remasterings of historic recordings. This release is the label's fourth disc devoted to the great Italian pianist Arturo Benedetti...continue...
Recording information: Abbey Road, Studio 3, London (05/12/1957); London (05/12/1957); Milano (05/12/1957); Abbey Road, Studio 3, London (06/1941); London (06/1941); Milano (06/1941); Abbey Road, Stud...continue...
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Schumann: Piano Concerto, Op.54; Weber: Konzertstück, Op.79; Strauss: Burleske / Friedrich Gulda, piano; Vienna PO; Andeae, Böhm
Schumann: Piano Concerto, Op.54; Weber: Konzertstück, Op.79; Strauss: Burleske / Friedrich Gulda, piano; Vienna PO; Andeae, Böhm

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2014-12-09

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 9 in E flat major, K 271 "Jeunehomme"; Carl Maria von Weber: Konzertstück for piano & orchestra in F minor, J. 282 (Op. 79); Richard Strauss: Burle...
Performers: Gulda, Friedrich
Conductors: Böhm, Karl; Andreae, Volkmar
Ensemble: ; Vienna Philharmonic

Friedrich Gulda was an unusual personality. His performing career spanned both classical and jazz, and as a teacher, he was a tremendous influence on many...continue...
Recording information: Munich, Herkulesaal (08/25/1957); Salzburg (08/25/1957); Vienna, Sofiensaal (08/25/1957); Munich, Herkulesaal (09/07/1956); Salzburg (09/07/1956); Vienna, Sofiensaal (09/07/1956...continue...
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Beethoven: Triple Concerto; Violin Concerto / David Oistrakh, violin; Lev Oborin, piano; Sviatoslav Knushevitsky, cello; The Philharmonia, Sargent; French Nat'l Radio Broadcast Orch., Cluytens
Beethoven: Triple Concerto; Violin Concerto / David Oistrakh, violin; Lev Oborin, piano; Sviatoslav Knushevitsky, cello; The Philharmonia, Sargent; French Nat'l Radio Broadcast Orch., Cluytens

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2014-12-09

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto"; Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61
Performers: Knushevitsky, Svyatoslav; Oborin, Lev; Oistrakh, David [Conductor]
Conductors: Sargent, Malcolm; Cluytens, André

This SACD remastering in Praga’s Reminiscences series features the great violinist David Oistrakh in two concertos by Beethoven. This recording of the Violin Concerto, backed...continue...
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Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos. 14 & 15 / Pražák Quartet
Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos. 14 & 15 / Pražák Quartet

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2014-12-09

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Quartet for Strings no 14 in F sharp major, Op. 142; Pieces (2) for String Quartet; Quartet for Strings no 15 in E flat minor, Op. 144
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Ensemble: Pražák Quartet

Spanning a period of more than three and a half decades, Shostakovich’s fifteen String Quartets are a musical testament to the composer’s creative evolution. Their...continue...
Recording information: Prague, Domovina Studio (2014-05-15_2014-05-16&2014-)....continue...
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Rachmaninov: Preludes & Études-Tableaux / Sviatoslav Richter, piano
Rachmaninov: Preludes & Études-Tableaux / Sviatoslav Richter, piano

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2014-12-09

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Etudes-Tableaux Op. 33; Etudes-Tableaux Op. 39; Preludes Op. 23; Preludes Op. 32
Performers: Richter, Sviatoslav

Praga’s Sviatoslav Richter Edition, part of their Reminiscences series of SACD reissues, continues with this Rachmaninov recital. The disc’s program, selected by Richter himself, juxtapose...continue...
Recording information: Moscow (04/29/1959); New York (04/29/1959); Prague (04/29/1959); Warsaw (04/29/1959); Moscow (05/02/1959); New York (05/02/1959); Prague (05/02/1959); Warsaw (05/02/1959); Mosco...continue...
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Leos Janacek: String Quartets nos 1 & 2; Concertino / Milan Polák, clarinet; Lukás Korínek, bassoon; Jan Voboril, horn; Slávka Pechoková-Vernerová, piano
Leos Janacek: String Quartets nos 1 & 2; Concertino / Milan Polák, clarinet; Lukás Korínek, bassoon; Jan Voboril, horn; Slávka Pechoková-Vernerová, piano

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2014-09-09

Works: Leos Janácek: Quartet for Strings no 1 ("Kreutzer Sonata"), JW 7/8; Concertino for piano, 2 violins, viola, clarinet, horn & bassoon, JW 7/11; Quartet for Strings no 2 ("Listy duverné,"...
Performers: Holek, Vlastimil; Hula, Pavel; Kluson, Josef; Korínek, Lukás; Pechocova, Slavka; Polak, Milan [Clarinet]; Voboril, Jan
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Ensemble: Prazák String Quartet

This exciting and varied program of chamber music by Janácek features the talents of the world renowned Prazák Quartet, who are joined by a quartet...continue...
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Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13 "Babi Yar"; Prokofiev: October, excerpts / Vitaly Gromadsky, bass; Kyrill Kondrashin

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2014-08-12

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony no 13 in B flat minor, Op. 113 "Babi Yar"; Sergey Prokofiev: Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution, for 2 choruses, accordions & orchestra,
Performers: Gromadsky, Vitaly
Conductors: Kondrashin, Kirill
Ensemble: ; Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra

This recording is an echo of the second performance of Shostakovich's Symphony No.13 in December of 1962. It still features the original text by Yevtushenko...continue...
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Wagner: Orchestral Music from Flying Dutchman; Lohengrin; Tannhauser; Die Meistersinger; Die Walkure; Gotterdammerung / Furtwängler, Vienna PO
Wagner: Orchestral Music from Flying Dutchman; Lohengrin; Tannhauser; Die Meistersinger; Die Walkure; Gotterdammerung / Furtwängler, Vienna PO

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2014-06-10

Works: Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman; Lohengrin; Tannhäuser; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Die Walküre; Die Götterdämmerung
Conductors: Furtwängler, Wilhelm
Ensemble: ; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

This SACD release, part of Praga's Reminiscences series of remastered historic recordings, features music of Richard Wagner performed by one of his most famous exponents,...continue...
Recording information: Musikvereinsaal, Vienna, Austria (1949-1954)....continue...
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Liszt: Piano Sonata in B Minor, Transcendental Études; Threnody 1; Hungarian Rhapsody No. 17; Valse Oublée No. 3 / Sviatoslav Richter, piano
Liszt: Piano Sonata in B Minor, Transcendental Études; Threnody 1; Hungarian Rhapsody No. 17; Valse Oublée No. 3 / Sviatoslav Richter, piano

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2014-06-10

Works: Franz Liszt: Sonata for Piano in B minor, S 178; 8 Études d'execution trancedante, S 139; Les Années de Pélerinage, S 163; Hungarian Rhapsody, for piano no 17 in D minor, S. 244/17 (LW...
Performers: Richter, Sviatoslav

This SACD remastering from Praga's Reminiscences series features pianist Sviatoslav Richter playing solo works by Franz Liszt. Richter's concert programs often included major works by...continue...
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Antonín Dvorak: String Quartet No. 10, Op. 51; String Quartet No. 11, Op. 61 / Zemlinsky Quartet
Antonín Dvorak: String Quartet No. 10, Op. 51; String Quartet No. 11, Op. 61 / Zemlinsky Quartet

1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2014-06-10

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Quartet for Strings no 10 in E flat major, B. 92 (Op. 51); Quartet for Strings no 11 in C major, B. 121 (Op.61)
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Ensemble: Zemlinsky Quartet

With this release, the Zemlinsky Quartet's cycle of the complete String Quartets of Dvorák for Praga is now complete. These talented Czech musicians grasp the...continue...
Recording information: Prague, Martinek's Studio (02/15/2014-02/16/2014)....continue...
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