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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.