Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 (LP)
Alfred Brendel (piano)
[ Vinyl Passion / LP - released 5/Feb/2021 ]
Dvorak: Stabat Mater (LP)
Antwerp Symphony Orchestra & Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe
[ PHI / 2 LP - released 9/Mar/2018 ]
For its second vinyl release, PHI has chosen to reissue one of Philippe Herreweghe's most masterly interpretations: Antonín Dvořák's ineffable Stabat Mater, for which the conductor and his ensembles, the Collegium Vocale Gent and the Royal Flemish...
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Bach: Motetten BWV 225-230 (LP)
Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe
[ Phi / 2 LP - released 24/Feb/2017 ]
To launch Philippe Herreweghe's birthday year, we turn the spotlight once more on one of his most accomplished recordings: Bach's Motets BWV 225-230. Recorded in 2011 in the splendid acoustics of the Jesus-Christus-Kirche in Berlin, this...
Satie: Vexations (LP)
Alan Marks (piano)
[ Les Disques Du Crépuscule / LP - released 20/Dec/2019 ]
The extraordinary score for Vexations is just three lines long, yet a complete performance (840 repetitions) may last for anything between 14 and 28 hours. First performed under the supervision of John Cage in 1963, this radical, enigmatic,...
KHACHATURIAN / PROKOFIEV / GLAZUNOV
Russian Violin Concertos (LP)
Julia Fischer (violin), Russian National Orchestra, Yakov Kreizberg
[ Pentatone / 2 LP - released 7/Dec/2018 ]
This remarkable album marks the recording debut of German violinist Julia Fischer as well as the beginning of her extraordinary partnership with Russian-born conductor Yakov Kreizberg, which would result in numerous PENTATONE releases before the...
PROKOFIEV: Romeo and Juliet (The Complete Ballet) (180g 3LP)
London Sympony Orchestra / Andre Previn
[ Warner Classics / 3 LP - released 4/Apr/2019 ]
The violent feud between the Montagues and Capulets is evoked by the swaggering Dance of the Knights, but Prokofiev's score brims with bittersweet lyricism in its depiction of the young lovers, proving him Russian ballet's heir to Tchaikovsky. First...
Richter: From Sleep (180g Double LP)
Max Richter (piano, organ, synthesizers, electronics)
[ Deutsche Grammophon / 2 LP - released 18/Sep/2015 ]
Acclaimed British composer Max Richter has written a new landmark recording: From SLEEP is actually and genuinely intended to send the listener to sleep. The ground-breaking new work is scored for piano, strings, electronics and vocals - but no...
Haydn: Symphony No. 101
Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Robin Ticciati
[ Linn / LP - released 18/Sep/2015 ]
Haydn: Symphony No. 101 is the first LP featuring Robin Ticciati and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra's charismatic partnership. To make it extra special this is a 45rpm Supercut, 180g vinyl which gives you everything you love about LPs but more:...
Anja Lechner and François Couturier
[ ECM / LP - released 12/Feb/2021 ]
After their highly acclaimed 2014 debut album as a duo, Moderato cantabile, Anja Lechner and François Couturier widen the scope of music even further. The duo sings in a voice of its own, be it with original compositions, free improvisations, drawing...
Anu Komsi (soprano), Marzi Nyman (organ)
Duke Ellington: Sacred Concert (LP)
[ Alba / LP - released 14/May/2020 ]
Duke Ellington wrote the Sacred Concert in the mid-1960's and performed the work with his orchestra and various soloists between 1966 and 1974 at Churches around the USA and Europe. Ellington never wrote a score of Sacred Concerts, and it wasn't...
Lang: Mystery Sonatas
Augustin Hadelich (violin)
[ Cantaloupe / LP - released 2/Nov/2018 ]
Back in April 2014 at Carnegie's Zankel Hall, Augustin Hadelich's performance of David Lang's 'mystery sonatas' was praised by the New York Times as a riveting display of "magisterial poise and serene control." That same magic penetrates this starkly...
Rudolf Barshai Vol.1 (LP)
The Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai
[ Melodiya / LP - released 7/Oct/2014 ]
Firma Melodiya revisits the art of the Rudolf Barshai, an outstanding domestic musician and founder of the first chamber orchestra in the USSR. Once the Moscow Chamber Orchestra founded by Barshai and a few other enthusiasts in the Thaw period...
GUSTAV HOLST / RICHARD STRAUSS
Holst: The Planets / Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra (LP)
CBSO Youth Chorus, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Edward Gardner
[ Chandos LP / LP - released 24/Feb/2017 ]
"Edward Gardner's driven, finely balanced conducting ensures this is one for collectors as well as supporters." The Guardian, 10th February 2017 ****
Antonio Vivaldi (LP)
Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo) / Ensemble Matheus, Jean-Christophe Spinosi
[ Decca / LP - released 12/Dec/2018 ]
Almost 20 years after her landmark Vivaldi album, Bartoli turns to the composer once again for her brand new solo recording. It is a glorious collection of Vivaldi arias, performed with French baroque orchestra Ensemble Matheus under Jean-Christophe...
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner
[ Vinyl Passion Classical / LP - released 1/Jan/2018 ]
Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor (LP)
Concertgebouw Orchestra, Eduard van Beinum
[ Vinyl Passion / LP - released 5/Feb/2021 ]
David Oistrakh Volume 1 (LP)
David Oistrakh (violin) Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Kondrashin
[ Melodiya / LP - released 8/Oct/2014 ]
"The world had one of the greatest violinists in the person of David Oistrakh", wrote the prominent conductor Eugene Ormandy. His other fellow musicians - violinists, pianists, composers and conductors - spoke about Oistrakh with as much admiration....
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Triple Concerto (LP)
David Oistrakh (violin), Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Sviatoslav Richter (piano), Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan
[ Warner Classics / LP - released 15/May/2020 ]
The absolutely iconic recording from Beethoven's Triple Concerto: a first-class cast gathering three legendary Russian soloists: violinist David Oistrakh, cellist Mstislav Rostropovich and pianist Sviatoslav Richter.
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Hartmut Höll (Klavier)
[ Orfeo / LP - released 1/Jan/1982 ]