Label : Hungaroton
Format : Ape
Cover : Yes
Amadeus Quartet, Aronowitz, Augustin Dumay, Barenboim, Bernstein, Claudio Abbado, Emil Gilels, Eschenbach, Faure Quartett, Gardiner, Geza Anda, Gulda, Hagen Quartett, Harnoncourt, Horowitz, James Levine, Janowitz, Justus Frantz, Karajan, Karl Bohm, Malcolm Bilson, Maria João Pires, Mehta, Minkowski, Mozart, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Perlman, Pinnock, Pollini, Zukerman
Label : DG
Format : Flac track
Cover : Yes
The idea of combining DGs all-encompassing 111 concept with the works of an individual composer has entailed a new focus for this popular brand. Our aim is twofold: first, to offer as comprehensive a Mozart edition as possible; secondly, to reflect the labels extraordinary tradition of Mozart interpretation. Thus you ll find big-band Mozart at its best, represented by the classic recordings of Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic, alongside the acclaimed period-instrument performances of Trevor Pinnock and Marc Minkowski; the timeless opera recordings of Karl Bohm from the 1960s and 1970s as well as John Eliot Gardiners revelatory approach to these works from the late 1980s and 1990s; Geza Andas magical K. 467 Piano Concerto from 1967 (made famous as the soundtrack to the Swedish film romance Elvira Madigan) set against the historically informed approach of Malcolm Bilson and Gardiner in the same genre.
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!)