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DVD collection of some of the greatest artists of all time.
Featuring the greatest names in classical music - Maria Callas, Glenn Gould, Yehudi Menuhin, Arthur Rubinstein, Mstislav Rostropovich, Jascha Heifetz, Emil Gilels, Regine Crespin, Sviatoslav Richter, Leopold Stokowsk, David Oistrakh, Teresa Berganza, Nathan Milstein, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Herbert von Karajan and others - the Classic Archive DVD video series offers an historical glimpse into our classical heritage.
The programmes feature generous full length and complete musical performances coupled with encore material and rare bonus footage. Each episode (some in colour, some in glorious black and white) conjures up the feel of the period and the experience of hearing musical legends at the height of their powers.
Much of this archive footage from 1950-1975 has been made available from two of the richest television archives in the world: the BBC in the UK and INA in France. Many programmes have not been seen publicly since their initial broadcast.
Lovingly restored using the best sound and visual techniques available today, the Classic Archive series is destined to become a world-wide benchmark, an indispensable source of reference, and an original and moving testimonial to some of the greatest moments of our musical past. Classic Archive will be a welcome addition to any classical music lover's library.
Ilva Ligabue (soprano), Grace Bumbry (mezzo-soprano), Sandor Konya (tenor) & Raffaele Arié (bass)
Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus, Carlo Maria Giulini
Yes, it’s just a mono sound recording, it’s shot in black and white and the Royal Festival Hall acoustic is not the best. Nevertheless the fifty-year old Giulini draws out a powerfully thrilling... — More…