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 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - May 2022

by Chris O'Reilly

May heavyweights include Wilhelm Kempff's collected Decca and Polydor recordings, the Richard Hickox/Andrew Davis cycle of Vaughan Williams symphonies, the Netherlands Wind Ensemble's complete Philips Recordings, and a fortieth-birthday anthology from Capriccio.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - April 2022

by Chris O'Reilly

This month's heavyweights include extensive anthologies celebrating Dimitri Mitropoulos and Kurt Masur, 150th birthday-editions of Vaughan Williams and Scriabin, and a set of recordings from Gidon Kremer's Lockenhaus Festival.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - March 2022

by Chris O'Reilly

March heavyweights include two Hans Knappertsbusch anthologies on Decca Eloquence, Hungarian violinist Johanna Martzy's complete recordings for Columbia Graphophone. a celebration of the Ballets Russes, and a collection of solo piano works by female composers from the eighteenth century to the present day.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - February 2022

by Chris O'Reilly

February heavyweights include French organist Olivier Latry's complete recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, The Choir of King’s College Cambridge & Stephen Cleobury's complete Argo recordings, and anthologies celebrating the legacies of Zoltán Kocsis and Blandine Verlet.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - January 2022

by Chris O'Reilly

January heavyweights include anthologies celebrating the legacies of Clemens Krauss, Pierre Boulez and Fou Ts'ong, plus Haydn collections from Sir Neville Marriner and Giovanni Antonini.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - December 2021

by Chris O'Reilly

End-of-year heavyweights include Erich Kleiber's complete recordings for Decca, Alessandro Marangoni's survey of Rossini's 'sins of old age', a boundary-crossing anthology of Yo-Yo Ma albums, and a thirtieth-anniversary celebration of the Praga label.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - November 2021

by Chris O'Reilly

Two anthologies celebrating the legacy of American violinist Ruggiero Ricci, Stephen Hough's collected recordings for Erato, and Quatuor Ébène's complete Beethoven quartets on DVD.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - October 2021

by Chris O'Reilly

October heavyweights include anthologies celebrating Robert Tear, Karl Böhm, Georges Cziffra and Géza Anda. plus the Dresden Kammerchor's complete recordings of Heinrich Schütz.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - September 2021

by Chris O'Reilly

Heavyweight collections of recordings by Wilhelm Furtwängler, Karl Böhm and Igor Markevitch, plus Beethoven piano sonata cycles by Boris Giltburg and Rudolf Buchbinder.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - August 2021

by Katherine Cooper

Marian Anderson's complete recordings for RCA Victor, a centenary celebration of Giuseppe Di Stefano, and a fiftieth-birthday collection from the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - July 2021

by Chris O'Reilly

Bernard Herrmann conducting his own film-scores, a multi-conductor Bruckner cycle from the Berliner Philharmoniker, Friedrich Gulda's complete recordings on Decca, and an anthology of live recordings from the Sydney International Piano Competition.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - July 2021

by Katherine Cooper

Eightieth-birthday celebrations of Martha Argerich and Jaime Laredo, an orchestral anthology marking the 150th anniversary of Zemlinsky's birth, and the Juilliard Quartet's collected early recordings on Columbia.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - May 2021

by Chris O'Reilly

A centenary celebration of Dennis Brain, Stravinsky from Bernstein and Chailly, and highlights from the legendary concerts which Klemperer gave in Amsterdam between 1947 and 1961.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - April 2021

by Chris O'Reilly

April heavyweights include French organist Jeanne Demessieux's complete recordings on Decca, plus anthologies celebrating André Previn, Eugene Ormandy and Peter Maag.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - March 2021

by Chris O'Reilly

A celebration of Claudio Abbado's years with the London Symphony Orchestra, two collections commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Stravinsky's death, and the complete Arthur Grumiaux recordings on Philips.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - February 2021

by Chris O'Reilly

A celebration of Natalie Dessay on stage and in the studio, a multi-conductor Mahler cycle from the Berliner Philharmoniker, and Strauss's complete tone-poems from François-Xavier Roth and the SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - January 2021

by Chris O'Reilly

The complete Percy Grainger recordings on Chandos, an anthology of piano lessons from Christoph Eschenbach, and celebrations of Dame Gillian Weir and Hephzibah Menuhin.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - December 2020

by Chris O'Reilly

Richard Bonynge's complete ballet recordings on Decca, Mozart operas from Sir Charles Mackerras, and a comprehensive anthology of harp concertos on Brilliant Classics.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - November 2020

by Chris O'Reilly

A mammoth tribute to Karl Richter, David Goode’s complete Bach organ works on Signum, Ronald Brautigam’s complete Mozart piano concertos, and a deluxe celebration of Bernard Haitink on DVD.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - October 2020

by Chris O'Reilly

Anthologies celebrating Wilhelm Kempff, Ivan Moravec, and Kirill Petrenko in Berlin, plus Daniel Barenboim's fifth complete cycle of the Beethoven piano sonatas.