Shostakovich: Complete Symphonies
National Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Academy Symphony, Mstislav Rostropovich
[ Warner Classics / 12 CD Box Set - released 19/Mar/2007 ]
Composed over a period of nearly 50 years, Dmitri Shostakovich's 15 symphonies are astonishingly diverse in conception and expression, reflecting the composer's personal experiences, the history of the 20th century and the tensions and struggles of...
PROKOFIEV / LISZT / BEETHOVEN / TCHAIKOVSKY / MENDELSSOHN / DEBUSSY / etc
Kurt Masur - The Complete Warner Classics Edition (Teldec & EMI recordings)
Michel Beroff (piano) Boris Berezovsky (piano) Sharom Kam (clarinet) Klaus Konig (tenor) Sylvia McNair (soprano) Sarah Chang (violin), etc / Kurt Masu
[ Warner Classics / 70 CD Box Set - released 22/Apr/2022 ]
Kurt Masur's achievement is defined above all by his relationships with two orchestras exemplifying vastly different traditions. This 70CD set consolidates the entirety of the catalogues that Masur built for EMI and Teldec between 1974 and 2009.
Icon: Montserrat Caballe : Great Operatic Recordings
Montserrat Caballe (soprano) with various orchestras & conductors
[ Warner Classics Icon / 4 CD Box Set - released 20/May/2009 ]
"Like many Caballé followers I have lots of these recordings already, but I will come back to this set as it gives such a finely digested overview of the soprano's art. And if you don't have many - or any - Caballé recordings or are unfamiliar with...
J. S. BACH
50 Best Bach (3 CDs special price)
Nancy Argenta, Bob van Asperen, Fabio Biondi, Ian Bostridge, Philippe Herreweghe, Monica Huggett, etc
[ Warner Classics / 3 CD - released 20/Jun/2010 ]
An amazing selection of period performances of the greatest pieces of Bach recorded by some of today's top musicians.
After The Gold Rush (50th Anniversary Vinyl Box Set)
[ Reprise / Warner / LP - released 19/Mar/2021 ]
In the years before he passed away, Gary Burden, Neil's long time art director, had envisaged solarizing the album art - especially the back cover shot of Neil's jeans & patches. Gary's partner, Jenice Heo, has now executed Gary's vision and created...
LEHAR / STRAUSS II
Nicolai Gedda - My Favourite Operetta Heroes [five complete operettas]
Nicolai Gedda, with Anneliese Rothenberger, Erich Kunz, Rita Streich, Lucia Popp, Grace Bumbry, etc
[ Warner Classics / 10 CD Box Set - released 1/Jul/2015 ]
The star tenor and his operetta heroes. These legendary releases on the former Electrola label document Nicolai Gedda's incomparable artistry as an operetta singer and have long enjoyed the status of benchmark recordings. Appearing alongside such...
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 / Overtures
Philadelphia Orchestra, Ricccado Muti
[ Warner Classics / 6 CD Box Set - released 1/Mar/2017 ]
"Plenty of drive and good, clear articulation" - Gramophone Magazine
TCHEREPNIN / RIMSKY-KORSAKOV / STRAVINSKY / SATIE / PROKOFIEV / BALAKIREV / etc
Diaghilev - Ballets Russes
Pierre Boulez, André Cluytens, Igor Markevitch, Seiji Ozawa, André Previn, Sir Simon Rattle, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Jean Martinon, Charles Dutoit, et
[ Warner Classics / 22 CD Box Set - released 11/Mar/2022 ]
The Ballets russes was founded in Paris in 1909 by the visionary impresario Serge Diaghilev. Innovative and flamboyant, he had a genius for bringing together the most brilliant composers, dancers, choreographers and designers.
1975-1978 (5LP Box Set)
[ Rhino / Warner / 5 LP - released 4/Jun/2021 ]
A new boxed set that features Stewart's first four Warner albums on vinyl, plus a bonus LP of rare and unreleased studio outtakes from those albums: Atlantic Crossing (1975), A Night on the Town (1976), Footloose & Fancy Free (1977), and Blondes Have...
Glazunov: Complete Symphonies & Concertos
Rachel Barton Pine (violin), Wen-Sinn Yang (cello), Alexander Romanovsky (piano) / Royal Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, Jose
[ Warner Classics / 8 CD Box Set - released 10/Sep/2018 ]
"Clear and slightly reverberant recording maximises the textures and appeal of these works making the disc worthy of consideration as a benchmark recording" (MusicWeb on Symphony 5 & Seasons)
BEETHOVEN / BRAHMS / DVORAK / WAGNER / etc
Icon: Rudolf Kempe: The Genius of the Podium
Rudolf Kempe conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, etc
[ Warner Classics Icon / 11 CD Box Set - released 1/Feb/2011 ]
The German conductor Rudolf Kempe (1910-1976) began his musical career playing the oboe in various symphony orchestras. The programme begins with recordings of four Beethoven Symphonies that Kempe made with the Munich Philharmonic in 1971-72.
Schubert: Complete Secular Choral Works
Ruth Ziesak, Angelika Kirchschlager, Christoph Prégardien, Robert Holl / Wiener Concert-Verein, Arnold Schoenberg Choir, Erwin Ortner, with András Sch
[ Warner Classics / 7 CD Box Set - released 19/Mar/2021 ]
A voyage of discovery through a lesser-known area of Schubert's rich and prolific output, this collection comprises seven themed CDs: Transience; Love; Eternity; Heroism; Nature; Celebrations, and Circle of Friends.
Symphonies 1-9 / Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis / On Wenlock Edge; etc (7 CD set)
Sarah Chang (violin) Ian Bostridge (tenor) / London Philharmonic Orchestra. Bernard Haitink
[ Warner Classics Budget Boxes / 7 CD Box Set - released 25/Sep/2013 ]
Building a Library - First Choice - May 2002
Maurice Ravel: The Complete Works
Sir Simon Rattle, Martha Argerich, Bertrand Chamayou, Samson François, André Cluytens, Armin Jordan, Lorin Maazel, Charles Münch, etc
[ Warner Classics / 21 CD Box Set - released 4/Sep/2020 ]
An essential collection of landmark performances, this 21-CD box of Ravel's complete works brings together major interpreters of the present day and preceding generations.
VERDI / ROSSINI / MOZART / GOUNOD / STRAUSS / DONIZETTI / etc
Sumi Jo: The Erato Recitals
Sumi Jo (soprano) / Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, Garzenich-Orchester Kalner Philharmoniker, English Chamber Orchestra, etc
[ Warner Classics / 10 CD Box Set - released 16/Feb/2018 ]
International Korean superstar Korean soprano Sumi Jo made 10 recital albums for Erato and Warner Classics. They include some of her most captivating performances from Mozart to Johann Strauss, from Bach to Rossini, from Scarlatti to Verdi, Baroque,...
BACH / VIVALDI / BOCCHERINI / SAINT-SAENS / FRANCK / ELGAR / etc
50 Best Cello [3 CD set]
Various Artists incls Pablo Casals, Han-Na Chang, Natalie Clein, Robert Cohen, Jacqueline du Pre, Lynn Harrell, Steven Isserlis, etc
[ Warner Classics CD / 3 CD Box Set - released 1/Feb/2014 ]
This collection features a host of celebrated cellists performing 50 iconic tracks, from three of Bach's suites for solo cello, to a rare recording of the Arthur Sullivan cello concerto.
BACH / HANDEL / MENDELSSOHN / FRANCK / SAINT-SAENS / etc
50 Best Organ Classics [3 CD set]
Various Artists incls Fredric Bayco, Herrick Bunney, Melville Cook, Maurice Durufle, Simon Preston, Lionel Rogg, etc
[ Emi Warner Classics / 3 CD Box Set - released 11/Feb/2013 ]
This 3CD set contains 50 tracks of popular organ music from the catalogues of EMI Classics and Virgin Classics performed by some of the world's finest organists on a wide variety of instruments from all over the UK and Continental Europe.
50 Best Tango
Various Artists including Jose Basso y su Orquesta, Francisco Canaro y su IOrquesta, Leopoldo Federico y su Orquesta, Carlos Garcia y su Orquesta, etc
[ Warner Classics / 3 CD Box Set - released 10/Apr/2011 ]
Three CDs entitled The original Tango, The Piazzolla Tango, and, Tango Sensations
PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Tchaikovsky: Complete Piano Works
Viktoria Postnikova (piano), with Gennady Rozhdestvensky (piano)
[ Warner Classics / 7 CD Box Set - released 5/Mar/2018 ]
"A highly desirable library acquisition for all Tchaikovskians and serious lovers of the piano repertoire,' was Gramophone's verdict on this collection. "In every cycle of shorter pieces there are items to be treasured." Viktoria Postnikova, a...
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess (Complete Opera)
Willard White, Cynthia Haymon, Cynthia Clarey / Glyndebourne Chorus & London Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle
[ Warner Classics Home of Opera / 3 CD Box Set - released 20/Jan/2017 ]
GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE 100 GREATEST RECORDINGS OF ALL TIME "A performance that entranced audiences at Glyndebourne and which crosses over to CD virtually intact, revealing what a great dramatic world Gershwin conjured up." (Gramophone)