Label : EMI
Format : Flac (image + cue)
Cover : Yes
Andreas Scholl, Barbara Bonney, Bartoli, Berganza, Bergonzi, Birgit Nilsson, Burchuladze, Carissimi, Cesare Siepi, Del Monaco, di Stefano, Diego Flórez, Fassbaender, Fernando Corena, Flagstad, Fleming, Gerard Souzay, Gheorghiu, Ghiaurov, Gwyneth Jones, Hans Hotter, Hermann Prey, Hilde Gueden, James McCracken, Jennifer Vyvyan, Jonas Kaufmann, Joseph Calleja, Josephine Barstow, Kathleen Ferrier, Kiri Te Kanawa, Leo Nucci, Lisa della Casa, Lorengar, Maria Chiara, Marilyn Horne, Matthias Goerne, Mirella Freni, Paul Schoeffler, Pavarotti, Peter Pears, Régine Crespin, Regina Resnik, Robert Merrill, Scotto, Sherrill Milnes, Simionato, Soderstrom, Souliotis, Sumi Jo, Susan Dunn, Sutherland, Suzanne Danco, Sylvia Sass, Talvela, Tebaldi, Tom Krause, Tourangeau, Virginia Zeani
Label : Decca
Format : Ape
Cover : Yes
Authoritative and comprehensive, this 55CD set presents a unique period in human history: a period when brilliant recorded sound on LP & CD, plus radio, TV, film and live all combined to offer huge new opportunities for singers, record labels and producers to expand the audience for classical music.
This box set puts the spotlight on fifty-five unique voices whose music and art shaped the century. Included are also the debut recitals of some of today’s biggest names, underlining Decca’s unparalleled ability at spotting vocal talent. The artists in this encyclopaedic set are a who’s who of the greatest singers from 1950 to the present day.
Presented in chronological order with their original cover artwork, this set proudly takes its place as the fifth in the hugely successful Decca Sound series which documents the label’s story from the early years of mono to the present day.
55 acclaimed recitals from Decca – many original LP recitals are complemented with bonus material.
Original cover art used for each sleeve and presented in chronological order of recording date.
Accardo, Ameling, Arrau, Bach JS, Beaux Arts Trio, Beethoven, Berg, Berlioz, Bizet, Brahms, Brendel, Bruckner, Carreras, Chopin, Chorzempa, Cimarosa, Colin Davis, Cristina Deutekom, Debussy, Dorati, Dvorak, Gendron, Gerard Souzay, Gluck, Grumiaux, Haebler, Haitink, Handel, Harasiewicz, Haskil, Haydn, Heinrich Schiff, Herman Krebbers, Holliger, I Musici, Janet Baker, Jochum, Kovacevich, Kremer, Krips, Liszt, Los Romeros, Magaloff, Markevitch, Marriner, Masur, Mozart, Mussorgsky, Quartetto Italiano, Ravel, Richard Strauss, Rowicki, Saint-Saëns, Sawallisch, Schubert, Schumann, Seiji Ozawa, Sibelius, Stravinsky, Sviatoslav Richter, Szell, Szeryng, Tchaikovsky, van Beinum, Vittorio Negri, Vivaldi, Wieniawski
Label : Philips
Format : Ape
Cover : Yes
Artists, repertoire, recording locations…These were the key factors that made Philips one of the most firmly established classical labels in the 20th century. What ensured the label’s long-lasting fame was its constant search for sound perfection through the development of its own sound equipment.
This 50-CD collection of analogue albums aims to represent the heyday of Philips’ passion for great natural sound – the Stereo Years. There was a firm belief within the label’s team that recording technique was there to serve the music – the Musicians had their own views about how any given piece should be interpreted and how it should sound; the recording team’s job was to grasp that vision and make it a reality. This recording philosophy, combined with great artistry and visionary repertoire policy, created a special chapter in the
history of classical music recordings that still inspires artists, sound engineers and collectors alike.