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Great historical recordings from the EMI archives, remastered.

The fairly new series documenting the most important historical recordings from EMI's rich back catalogue. A great opportunity to purchase some of the legendary recordings from the EMI archive at super-budget price. There is the Maria Callas Tosca, some of Furtwängler's Beethoven symphonies a lot more.

This series should grow to legendary status over the coming years.

Showing 1 - 10 of 18 results
Showing 1 - 10 of 18 results
  • Maria Callas, Giuseppe di Stefano, Tito Gobbi

    Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Victor de Sabata

    In this remastering of one of the classic performances of the gramophone, one of Walter Legge's masterpieces as a creative recording producer, you barely miss stereo recording. With offstage... More…

    No digital booklet included

  • Walter Gieseking (piano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano)

    Philharmonia Wind Ensemble

    No digital booklet included

  • Jascha Heifetz (violin)

    London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir John Barbirollli, Sir Thomas Beecham

    No digital booklet included

  • (recorded 1947, 1948 & 1950)

    Dinu Lipatti (piano)

    Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Otto Ackermann

    No digital booklet included

  • Herbert Menges & Otto Ackermann

    Philharmonia Orchestra

    No digital booklet included

  • Dennis Brain (horn), Louis Cahuzac (clarinet)

    Paul Hindemith

    Superb playing from the Philharmonia, then at the peak of its form, and no less superb sound...Great music-making by any standards. More…

    No digital booklet included

  • Maria Callas (Santuzza), Giuseppe di Stefano (Turiddu), Rolando Panerai (Alfio), Anna Maria Canali (Lola), Ebe Ticozzi (Lucia), Maria Callas (Nedda), Giuseppe di Stefano (Canio), Tito Gobbi (Tonio), Nicola Monti (Beppe), Nicola Monti (Silvio)

    Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano,...

    The sound here is much more confined than on the Karajan set, though more immediate. Serafin conducts swifter-moving performances, yet ones quite as notable as Karajan's for pointing up relevant... More…

    No digital booklet included

  • Maria Callas (Leonora), Rolando Panerai (Il Conte di Luna), Giuseppe di Stefano (Manrico), Fedora Barbieri (Azucena), Nicola Zaccaria (Ferrando), Luisa Villa (Ines), Renato Ercolani (Ruiz/Un messo), Giulio Mauri (Un vecchio zingaro)

    Coro e Orchestra del Teatro all Scala Milano, Herbert von Karajan

    Callas and Karajan took the world by the ears in the 1950s with this Il trovatore. Leonora was one of Callas's finest stage roles, and this recording is wonderfully intense, with a dark concentrated... More…

    No digital booklet included

  • Wilma Lipp, Yvonne Lefébure

    Wiener Philharmoniker, Berliner Philharmoniker, Wilhelm Furtwängler

    No digital booklet included

  • Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Marga Höffgen, Nicolai Gedda, Heinz Rehfuss & Kathleen Ferrier

    Philharmonia Orchestra, Wiener Symphoniker, Singverein & Orchester der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien, Herbert von Karajan

    No digital booklet included