Label : Virgin
Format : Ape
Cover : Yes
Abbado, Alagna, Albeniz, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Argerich, Auber, Bach JS, Barber, Barenboim, Bartok, Beethoven, Berg, Berganza, Bergonzi, Bernstein, Bizet, Brahms, Britten, Carlos Kleiber, Cherubini, Chopin, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Cotrubas, David Munrow, Debussy, Diana Damrau, Domingo, Donizetti, Dvorak, Edo de Waart, Elgar, Emerson Quartet, Fischer-Dieskau, Fournier, Garanča, Gardiner, Giulini, Gustav Holst, Handel, Hartenberger, Haydn, Ives, James Levine, John Adams, John Dowland, Josquin Des Prez, Karajan, Karl Bohm, Kempff, Kremer, Kubelik, Leitner, Leo Brouwer, Leoncavallo, Liszt, Mahler, Markevitch, Maurice André, McCreesh, Mendelssohn, Milstein, Mozart, Philip Glass, Pinnock, Prokofiev, Puccini, Purcell, Rachmaninov, Schoenberg, Seiji Ozawa, Shostakovich, Sinopoli, Standage, Tchaikovsky, Verdi, Vivaldi, von Otter, Weber, Webern, William Byrd, Wislocki
Label : DG
Format : Flac track
Cover : No
Created from the legendary Deutsche Grammophon Catalogue, The History of Classical Music in 24 Hours is a collection that can spark a life-long interest in classical music.
Thematically arranged on 24 discs, The History weaves its way from Medieval Music to Minimalism, with many stops along the way: The Renaissance, Baroque (vocal and instrumental), the great Concertos, the Rise of the Virtuoso, a three disc focus on opera and more.
Featured are some of classical music s most popular works: Symphonies from Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Schubert and Brahms, perennial favourites including Spring from the Four Seasons, Barber s Adagio, Ravel s Bolero and Concertos by Rachmaninov, Dvo ák and Schumann.
Artists include Claudio Abbado, Martha Argerich, Leonard Bernstein, Plácido Domingo, Emerson String Quartet, Carlos Kleiber, James Levine, Nathan Milstein, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Bryn Terfel and Fritz Wunderlich
Alan Curtis, Alfred Deller, Andrea Marcon, Bach CPE, Bach JS, Beethoven, Biber, Bruno Turner, Carmignola, Concerto Köln, Corelli, David Munrow, Delalande, Domenico Scarlatti, Dreyfus, Eduard Melkus, Erasmus Widmann, Fischer-Dieskau, Fritz Lehmann, Gardiner, Goebel, Handel, Harnoncourt, Haydn, Johann Scheim, Josquin Des Prez, Karl Richter, Kenneth Gilbert, Kirkpatrick, Mackerras, Malcolm Bilson, McCreesh, Minkowski, Monteverdi, Mouret, Mozart, Muffat, Mullova, Mysliveček, Neumeyer, Ockeghem, Orlando Gibbons, Palestrina, Paul Kuentz, Pinnock, Praetorius, Preston, Rameau, Ristenpart, Safford Cape, Standage, Telemann, Thomas Morley, van Wijnkoop, Vivaldi, von Otter, Walcha, Wenzinger, Zelenka
Label : Archiv
Format : flac track
Cover : Yes
The box-set traces the history of Archiv from 1947, when the first recordings were made (Helmut Walcha playing Bach organ works), to a bonus CD featuring selections from the new 2013 albums mentioned above. A complete overview is appended. In between comes a sequence of albums several of which are new to CD from the great names of the label, from Walcha, Wenzinger and Safford Cape, through Karl Richter, Nikolas Harnoncourt and Sir Charles Mackerras, on to David Munrow, Ralph Kirkpatrick, Jurgen Jurgens, to Reinhard Goebel, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Trevor Pinnock, Paul McCreesh, Marc Minkowski, Anne Sofie von Otter, Magdalena Kozená and many, many more. The list of artists who have recorded for Archiv is truly astounding.
This is an original-cover box, starting with the austere yellow covers of the 1940s and 1950s gradually giving way to the great historical illustrations and images that featured up to the 1990s, when artists at last began to make an appearance (there were no artist photos in the 1950s!)