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 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - March 2019

by Chris O'Reilly

A centenary edition from the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Robert Casadesus’s collected Columbia recordings, Tchaikovsky’s complete solo piano works from Valentina Lisitsa, and a comprehensive recorder anthology from Brilliant Classics.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - February 2019

by Chris O'Reilly

A Berlioz anniversary tribute from Warner Classics, Wilhelm Fürtwangler’s wartime radio broadcasts with the Berliner Philharmoniker, a ninetieth-birthday celebration of Bernard Haitink, and anthologies of Idil Biret, Van Cliburn, and Leonard Pennario.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - January 2019

by Chris O'Reilly

A comprehensive collection of César Franck, anthologies celebrating two great French female pianists, and DVD boxes exploring the careers of Claudio Abbado and Sergiu Celibidache.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - December 2018

by Chris O'Reilly

Our Boxing Day boxes include portraits of Claudio Abbado, Maria Yudina and Willi Boskovsky, plus the complete piano music of Sergei Bortkiewicz.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - November 2018

by Chris O'Reilly

Jaap van Zweden’s Ring Cycle with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Colin Davis’s complete recordings of Berlioz with the London Symphony Orchestra, and collections celebrating Carlos Kleiber, Henryk Szeryng, Riccardo Chailly and Claudio Abbado.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - October 2018

by Chris O'Reilly

The definitive Bach boxed set, an anniversary anthology from Deutsche Grammophon, and comprehensive collections of works by Hummel and François Couperin.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - September 2018

by Chris O'Reilly

A collection of complete live performances from the great Swedish dramatic soprano Birgit Nilsson, plus anthologies from Gramophone Award-winners Neeme Järvi and Blue Heron, and a sumptuous set of Cecilia Bartoli's Rossini recordings.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - August 2018

by Chris O'Reilly

Three centenary tributes to Leonard Bernstein, Marie-Claire Alain’s first complete Bach cycle newly remastered, and celebrations of Neeme Järvi, Oscar Levant, Claudio Abbado and George Szell.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - June 2018

by Chris O'Reilly

A collection of RCA Victor and Columbia recordings celebrating Bernstein the pianist, Beethoven cycles from Philippe Herreweghe and Quartetto di Cremona, and boxes devoted to Tchaikovsky, Gounod and Reger.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - May 2018

by Chris O'Reilly

A centenary celebration of Birgit Nilsson, two sixtieth-birthday collections from Harmonia Mundi, a budget box of Massenet operas, and an anthology of early performances of Debussy.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - April 2018

by Chris O'Reilly

Collections from artists including Leonard Bernstein, Monique Haas, Charles Munch and Pierre Monteux, plus a comprehensive new WF Bach anthology on Brilliant Classics.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - March 2018

by Chris O'Reilly

A birthday celebration of Christa Ludwig in song, two fascinating collections of Russian rarities, and a complete Beethoven symphonies cycle with a difference…

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - February 2018

by Chris O'Reilly

February heavyweights include anniversary tributes to Leonard Bernstein, Claude Debussy, The King's Singers, and Christa Ludwig.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - January 2018

by Chris O'Reilly

This month's collections include Karl Böhm's complete vocal recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, a comprehensive Debussy anniversary box, and an 80th- birthday tribute to Swiss soprano Edith Mathis.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - December 2017

by Chris O'Reilly

Our Boxing Day boxes include portraits of Mariss Jansons, Maria Callas and Eileen Joyce, plus comprehensive anthologies of recorder and trumpet concertos.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - November 2017

by Chris O'Reilly

This month's stand-out heavyweights include comprehensive tributes to Leonard Bernstein, Luciano Pavarotti and Herbert von Karajan.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - October 2017

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris picks out some highlights from this month's boxes, including sets commemorating the ninetieth birthdays (in memoriam) of a great cellist and soprano and the fiftieth anniversary of the foundation of The King's Singers.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - September 2017

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris rounds up the best of the month's heavyweights, including a collection of recent Royal Opera House productions and tributes to Vladimir Ashkenazy and Paul Badura-Skoda.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - August 2017

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces the picks of this month's heavyweights, including collections focusing on Maria Callas, Daniel Barenboim, Rudolf Serkin and Joshua Bell.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - July 2017

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces the best of this month's heavyweights, including elaborate birthday tributes to two veteran pianist-conductors…