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A legend in his lifetime for his interpretations of Beethoven, Herbert von Karajan recorded a large swathe of the composer's oeuvre. Here, Karajan conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, with violin soloist Anne-Sophie Mutter.
Beethoven's Triple Concerto, with Rudolf Serkin (piano), Jaime Laredo (violin), Leslie Parnas (violoncello) and the Marlboro Festival Orchestra concucted by Alexander Schneider
It's a delight to stock what is Audio Notes first record. As you would expect it is of the highest quality, both in its truly audiophile production as in the breathtaking nature of music and the playing of Vincent Belanger. This has been autographed by Vincent.
It's a delight to stock what is Audio Notes first record. As you would expect it is of the highest quality, both in its truly audiophile production as in the breathtaking nature of music and the playing of Vincent Belanger.
Berg's concerto offers a rich and highly personal blend of diverse musical features and autobiographical allusions. It is dedicated "to the memory of an angel".
Martha Argerich rose to fame with her interpretations of the virtuoso piano literature of the 19th and 20th centuries. But she does not regard herself as a specialist in "virtuoso" works — her repertoire ranges from Bach through Beethoven, Schumann, Liszt, Debussy and Ravel, to Bartók.
Philharmonia Orchestra - Sir John Barbirolli
The Orchestre de la Suisse Romande executes this wonderful ballet with the slightest nuance, the most exquisite of figures and gentlest lyrical tone with meticulous precision. Powerful rolls of thunder, the click of castanets, lively rhythms and rich sonority conjure up a splendid picture of fiery Spanish temperament.
This fast and furious orchestral work with piano, which begins with what must surely be the most famous clarinet glissando of modern times, was composed with the intention of presenting as many facets as possible of music from the New World in short space of around 15 minutes.
To celebrate Zubin Mehta's 80th birthday, Decca (Universal Music) proudly presents iconic Zubin Mehta albums in cooperation with The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Pro-Ject Audio Systems.
The Magic Flute is a fairy tale, and at the same time a parable. It takes us into the realms of heaven and hell, and in a colorful succession of contrasting pictures shows us the human being standing between the two - irrespective of whether he strives for a modest share of worldly happiness or for a deep perception of truth.
Together with the Vienna Philharmonics Riccardo Muti created a true masterpiece of Mozart‘s symphonies No. 25, 35 and 39. Both are within the most respected artists of classical music of the modern era and this vinyl record combines outstanding interpretation and unrivalled sound experience that preserves the soft warm ambience of Wiener Musikverein. A very rare audiophile recording, remastered with care and love by Georg Burdicek, the heart and soul behind Tonzauber. His references include recordings with world renowned artists such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Milan Horvat, Elina Garancia, Joe Zawinul and many others.
Mozart's Violin Concertos could be described as a particular form of divertimento, as compared to the serenades which he wrote in Salzburg at about the same time. The listener find himself in an Arcadian landscape where grace and serenity reign supreme.
Fiedler's performance of Offenbach's Gaite Parisienne combines delightfully lyrical music with spectacular sonics to create and unforgettable listening experience. The fabled acoustics of Boston's Symphony hall and the magnificent tonal hues of the Boston Pops are on full display on this fanciful and festive recording by the great master of light classics with the champagne touch. Filled with waltzes, polkas, the inevitable Cancan and the timeless Barcarolle, these bouyant performances never touch the ground.
Prokofieff/Ravel, Martha Argerich,Claudio Abado, Berliner Philharmoniker
Piano Concert No. 3 in C Major / Piano Concert in G Major
Among the most outstanding of Richter´s characteristics was his uncanny ability to illuminate the minutest details while at the same time making them converge into a single unified whole. Excellent recording.
This performance of the Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 (Organ Symphony) is a favorite Living Stereo release. To say that it is incredible might be an understatement. The original 3-track session tapes were used in mastering for the LPs in this Analogue Productions reissue series. The record reveals all of the glory of the recording and the precision and passion of Munch and the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Boston's Symphony Hall.
On Songs from the Labyrinth, Sting discovers the music of Elizabethan songwriter John Dowland: "beautiful melodies, fantastic lyrics, great accompaniments." In close collaboration with lutenist Edin Karamazov, he interweaves songs with instrumental solos and evocative readings from a Dowland letter.
The legendary 1954 Fritz Reiner/Chicago Symphony Orchestra performance of a Strauss war horse. Recorded directly to 2-track analog by Jack Pfeiffer, the original session tapes were used in mastering for LPs and SACDS. Among the very first Living Stereo recordings ever made, these landmark performances document the start of the legendary partnership of Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
2015 re-issue of a 1966 recording of 'Four Last Songs', the "sublime and moving culmination of Richard Straussis love affair with the soprano voice".
Martha Argerich is an ideal pianist for this smashing concerto. There are several recordings of this concerto played by Martha Argerich on the market. This interpretation by Charles Dutoit and the Royal Philharmonica Orchestra has an almost genteel and operatic touch.
A wonderful amalgam of Eastern and Western classical styles - more extensive information within full details - click the pic.!