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first release of the complete concert from the original broadcast tapes
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch
Richter and his accompanists are elegant and airy as well as noble, with the pianist offering a curtailed version of the longest cadenza option. The slow movement has a rapt, meditative quality... — More…
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini
This WHRA set is a splendid one. The sound quality is good while the documentation is fully up to the label’s usually high standards. As for the music-making, well the quality of that is quite... — More…
Claudio Arrau (piano)
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch, Pierre Monteux
Arrau at his most direct and committed, with any hints of earthbound stolidity transfigured by the pianist's warm tone and the Boston Symphony's joyful playing. — More…
Adele Addison (soprano), Nan Merriman (mezzo), Laurence Olivier (narrator), Irma Gonzales (soprano), Raoul Jobin (tenor), Nicola Moscona (bass)
Boston Symphony Orchestra & New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein
Excitement? Charisma? Sweat? Here in plenty. But there is also meticulous musicianship, particularly on view in some of the set’s most precious documents...Speeds hurtle; the heart races; the... — More…
Ezio Pinza (Don Giovanni), Rose Bampton (Donna Anna), Charles Kullman (Don Ottavio), Jarmila Novotná (Donna Elvira), Alexander Kipnis (Leporello), Norman Cordon (Il Commendatore), Mack Harrell (Masetto), Bidù Sayão (Zerlina), Ezio Pinza (Figaro), Bidù Sayão (Susanna), John Brownlee (Il Conte Almaviva),...
Beverly Sills (Lucia), Alfredo Kraus (Edgardo), Gian-Pero Mastromei (Ashton) & José Nait (Arturo)
Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Colón, Juan Emilio Martini
The amazing thing about her Lucia is not so much the way she sings it, though that has moments of incandescent beauty, but the way she manages to make a living, breathing creature of the unhappy... — More…
Joseph de Pasquale (viola), Nicole Henriot-Schweitzer (piano), Victoria de los Angeles (soprano), Adele Addison (soprano) & Donald Graham (bass-baritone)
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Radcliffe Choral Society, Radcliffe Choral Society & Harvard Glee Club, Charles Munch
La Boheme and Manon Lescaut: Live Performances from the Met (1948 & 1956)
Jussi Björling (tenor), Licia Albanese (Manon), Jussi Björling (Des Grieux), Frank Guarrera (Lescaut), Fernando Corena (Geronte), Thomas Hayward (Edmondo), George Cehanovsky (Innkeeper), James McCracken (Lamplighter), Bidú Sayão (Mimi), Jussi Björling (Rodolfo), Mimi Benzell (Musetta), Frank Valentino...
Complete Acoustic 78s & Selected Live Performances
Emanuel Feuermann (cello)
Members of the Berlin State Opera Orchestra, Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, National Orchestra Association, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Albert Hirsch (piano), T. Saidenberg (piano), F. Weissmann, Paul Kletzki, Hans Lange, Leon Barzin,...