Label : ICA
Format : Flac track
Cover : Yes
Albinoni, Arrau, Bach JC, Bach JS, Beaux Arts Trio, Beethoven, Boccherini, Brahms, Brendel, Chailly, Chopin, Colin Davis, Corelli, Dvorak, Grumiaux Trio, Haebler, Haitink, I Musici, Leppard, Liszt, Magaloff, Marriner, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Quartetto Italiano, Rossini, Schubert, Schumann, Sinopoli, Steuerman, Verdi
Andrew Davis, Bach JS, Badura-Skoda, Beaux Arts Trio, Beethoven, Brendel, Dorati, Dvorak, Elgar, Eliahu Inbal, Gazzelloni, Haebler, Handel, Jörg Demus, Karl Bohm, Leoncavallo, Leppard, Ludwig Hoffmann, Mascagni, Masur, Mauro Giuliani, Mozart, Pepe Romero, Philip Ledger, Pretre, Previn, Quartetto Italiano, Scriabin, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, Wagner
Arrigo Boito, Bach JS, Barenboim, Beethoven, Berlioz, Bernstein, Bizet, Boccherini, Borodin, Brahms, Carlos Kleiber, Cesar Franck, Chausson, Claudio Abbado, Danczowska, Elgar, Fournier, Fricsay, Geza Anda, Giulini, Gounod, Grieg, Handel, Karajan, Karl Bohm, Karl Richter, Kubelik, Liszt, Mackerras, Markevitch, Mehta, Melos Quartet, Milstein, Monique Haas, Mravinsky, Narciso Yepes, Paul Paray, Perlman, Pinnock, Pollini, Purcell, Quartetto Italiano, Ravel, Richard Strauss, Rossini, Schneiderhan, Shostakovich, Smetana, Starker, Szymanowski, Tchaikovsky, Verdi, Vivaldi, Zimerman
Label : DG
Format : Multi
Cover : Yes
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.
Accardo, Alexander Gibson, Ameling, Arrau, Bach JS, Bartok, Beaux Arts Trio, Beethoven, Berlioz, Boulez, Brahms, Brendel, Bruch, Bruckner, Bruggen, Bychkov, Carl Orff, Colin Davis, de Leeuw, Debussy, Dorati, Dvorak, Edo de Waart, Faure, Gardelli, Gardiner, Gergiev, Gershwin, Grieg, Grumiaux, Haitink, Hardenberger, Haskil, Haydn, Hummel, I Musici, Ivan Fischer, Jean Fournet, Jessye Norman, Kondrashin, Kovacevich, Leppard, Liszt, Mahler, Markevitch, Marriner, Masur, Mendelssohn, Messiaen, Mozart, Mullova, Mussorgsky, Pepe Romero, Peter Schreier, Previn, Prokofiev, Quartetto Italiano, Rattle, Richard Strauss, Rossini, Rowicki, Sawallisch, Schoenberg, Schubert, Schumann, Seiji Ozawa, Sibelius, Stravinsky, Sviatoslav Richter, Szeryng, Tchaikovsky, Tippett, Uchida, van Beinum, Verdi, Vivaldi, Webern, Zehetmair, Zoltan Kocsis
Label : Philips
Format : Flac (image + cue)
Cover : Yes
A limited-edition 55-CD set of legendary and critically acclaimed recordings celebrating the famous PHILIPS heritage.
An alliance of great artistry and superb sound.
Classic-status albums spanning over half a century of recording and showcasing a wealth of international talent.
An unrivaled collection that that embraces all musical genres – from solo piano and chamber music through to large scale choral works and opera.
Music that spans more than two centuries of masterworks from Bach Concertos and Schubert Lieder to twentieth-century masterpieces by Stravinsky, Bartok and beyond.
Adrian Boult, Albeniz, Alfredo Campoli, Ansermet, Anthony Collins, Argenta, Arthur Bliss, Backhaus, Bartok, Beecham, Beethoven, Bloch, Boccherini, Boyd Neel, Brahms, Britten, Bruckner, Chabrier, Clemens Krauss, Curzon, Debussy, Dennis Brain, Desormière, Elgar, Enescu, Erich Kleiber, Ferras, Fistoulari, Fournier, Gendron, Griller String Quartet, Gulda, Handel, Haydn, Honegger, Jean Fournet, Johann Strauss II, Katchen, Khachaturian, Knappertsbusch, Kreisler, Krips, Lympany, Magaloff, Martinon, Mischa Elman, Mozart, Nelsova, Nielsen, Paganini, Peter Maag, Poulenc, Prokofiev, Quartetto Italiano, Quintetto Chigiano, Rachmaninov, Ravel, Ricci, Robert Irving, Roussel, Schubert, Schumann, Schuricht, Shostakovich, Sibelius, Solti, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Thomas Jensen, van Beinum, Vaughan Williams, Wagner, Wiener Oktett
Label : Decca
Format : Flac track
Cover : No
Decca’s big box “Mono Years” retrospective focuses on orchestral and instrumental recordings made between 1944 and 1956, many of which appear for the first time on CD. Its 53 discs are packaged in original jacket facsimiles (many including generous “bonus” fillers), ordered alphabetically by performer, and for the most part transferred from the best possible sources. If Decca lacked the strong artist and repertoire policies that distinguished EMI and RCA Victor during that time, its early outreach into local European markets actually yielded a surprisingly eclectic, far-reaching, and unpredictable catalog. Unpredictable, in fact, is the operative word regarding the set’s overall artistic and sonic quality.
Decca’s “Full Frequency Range Recording” engineering yielded some of the mono era’s best-sounding releases, like the Jean Martinon/London Philharmonic Lalo Suites from Namouna and concerted works with pianist Kathleen Long contained on Disc 38. By contrast, the Eric Tuxen/Danish Radio Symphony Prokofiev Symphony No. 5 sounds as if the hard-pressed orchestra had been shoved into an airless closet. Yet another dynamically constricted Danish Radio Symphony release conveys vivid detail and far superior playing in Sibelius’ complete Lemminkainen Suite under Thomas Jensen. Similarly, London’s orchestras could be strident and scrappy in Elgar and Vaughan Williams with Anthony Collins in charge, or positively shine in Haydn, Kodály, Mozart, and Bartók when the young Georg Solti wielded the baton.
You never knew what you’d get from the post-war Vienna Philharmonic: phoning in Haydn and Beethoven for Karl Münchinger; oozing charm (if not tip-top precision) for Hans Knappertsbusch in Bruckner’s Third Symphony, corrupt text and all; or trying hard to reconcile their genial style within Erich Kleiber’s forthright rhythmic integrity in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.