Guido Cantelli delivers Tchaikovsky performances with potent vigor and a degree of elegance that testifies to his classical adherence to form even in the midst of theatrical passion.
Powerful readings of two Howard Hanson staples from original Delos recordings, in potent sound.
It is Schnabel, with that depth of vision and those idiosyncrasies, who remains, after all these years, essential listening.
Two “first” complete recordings of Beethoven symphonies grace this disc, a look into the past that both fascinates and awes, as Nikisch and Fried demonstrate the musicianship of a bygone age.
One of the two November audio-only Blu-ray releases from Naxos.
The tragically doomed and extraordinarily gifted Christian Ferras appears in two concertos deeply ingrained in his personality, here restored in excellent sound.
Splendid fare in the lighter vein from Sir John Barbirolli and his well-honed Halle Orchestra, in vintage HMV and Pye inscriptions.
The eternal master of symphonic sounds and balances explores a series of colorful scores, 1943-1956, several world premieres or radio-broadcast debuts, typical of Stokowski.
The legendary Cuban virtuoso Jorge Bolet’s 1952-1953 inscriptions restored, and they reveal a polished artist of colossal technique and intelligent refinement.
Krauss seemed to have a special magic in the scores of Richard Strauss.