Historical Recordings - up to 30% off
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Jorge Bolet (piano)
The sound quality throughout is amazingly good...there are several valuable additions to this great pianist’s discography. Not least among them is a superb live performance of the Emperor Concerto,... — More…
Berlin, 1959 - 1962
Pilar Lorengar, Richard Klemm (viola da gamba), Siegfried Behrend (guitar), Hertha Klust (piano)
RIAS-Kammerchor, RIAS-Orchester RSO Berlin & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
[an] abundance of delights … if you want to revel in the beauty and freshness of one of the postwar era’s most lovable soprano voices in its youthful prime, this is a set to head for. — More…
Fritz Kreisler (violin), Thomas Petre (violins), William Primrose (viola), Laurie Kennedy (cello), with Franz Rupp (piano), with Michael Raucheisen (piano), with Arpád Sándor (piano)
Berlin State Opera Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Sir Landon Ronald,...
Listening to these recordings today you can hear his remarkable sound – characterised by an almost constant, but varied vibrato. He tended to avoid using his fourth finger in order to maintain... — More…
Eduard Haken (bass), Vera Soukupova (contralto), Beno Blachut (tenor), Libuse Domaninska (soprano), Jaroslav Vodrazka (organ)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Philharmonic Choir (=Czech Philharmonic Chorus), Karel Ancerl, Josef Veselka
Dame Janet Baker, Daniel Barenboim (piano), Robert Spencer (lute), Martin Isepp (harpsichord), Ambrose Gauntlett (viola da gamba), Douglas Whittaker (flute), Gerald Moore (piano), Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, John Alldis Choir (men's voices), London Symphony Orchestra,...
this is a treasurable set — More…
Joseph Szigeti (violin)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, Paris, Thomas Beecham, Constant Lambert, Charles Munch
Selected works including Toccata and Fugue in D Minor BWV 565 and more
Sergey Rachmaninov, Alfred Cortot, Winifred Christie, Ethel Bartlett, Rae Robertson, Olga Samaroff, George Copeland, Harriet Cohen, Alexander Kelberine, Walter Gieseking, Wilhelm Backhaus, Byron Janis, Artur Rubinstein (all piano)
This grand transcription may forever be associated with Vladimir Horowitz's 1965 historic return, yet his rival Arthur Rubinstein arguably played it better for one of his least discussed and... — More…
Jascha Heifetz (violin), with Arpád Sándor (piano), with Emanuel Bay (piano), with Benno Moiseiwitsch (piano), with Artur Rubinstein (piano)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham, John Barbirolli, Sir Malcolm Sargent
Josef Suk (violin)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Karel Ancerl
Suk at his incomparably eloquent, unaffacted best. Ancerl and the Czech PO provide luminous support, and Supraphon's mid-60s sound has come up very freshly.
Josef Suk gives an outstanding... — More…