Label : Chesky
Format : Ape
Cover : Yes
Bach JS, Bartok, Beethoven, Berlioz, Brahms, Byron Janis, Chopin, Copland, Dorati, Dvorak, Edouard Lalo, Enescu, Ferde Grofé, Frederick Fennell, Gina Bachauer, Herbert Menges, Howard Hanson, John Sousa, Khachaturian, Kodaly, Kondrashin, Kreisler, Kubelik, Leclair, Liszt, Los Romeros, Menuhin, Mussorgsky, Paul Paray, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Schumann, Shostakovich, Skrowaczewski, Smetana, Starker, Stravinsky, Suppe, Szeryng, Tchaikovsky
Label : Mercury
Format : Flac track
Cover : Yes
The classical division of Mercury Records recognized a great brand name when a New York Times critic used the line “one feels oneself in the living presence of the orchestra” in his review of a 1951 Rafael Kubelik/Chicago Symphony recording of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Soon dubbing itself Mercury Living Presence, the label evolved from that first mono LP recorded by a single microphone to high-quality three-microphone stereo LPs and recordings made on 35mm film stock that still thrill audiophiles. Mercury Living Presence led by the sharp-eared, ever-devoted producer Wilma Cozart Fine, made hundreds of records until 1967, amassing one of the great legacies for an American company in classical music. This boxed set collects fifty CDs drawn from that catalog, utilizing the early-’90s remasterings supervised by Fine, housing the discs in miniature faux LP sleeves and including a booklet retelling the story of the label and its artists. And those artists, prime among them conductor Antal Dorati, cellist János Starker, pianist Byron Janis and violinist Henryk Szeryng, almost invariably made the best records of their careers for Mercury Living Presence.
Ackermann, Alceo Galliera, Bach JS, Beethoven, Brahms, Brendel, Carissimi, de los Angeles, Dvorak, Edwin Fischer, Fischer-Dieskau, Geoffrey Parsons, Gerald Moore, Gieseking, Gluck, Grieg, Hugo Wolf, Karajan, Lehar, Mackerras, Mahler, Matacic, Mendelssohn, Monteverdi, Mozart, Pritchard, Puccini, Richard Strauss, Rossini, Schubert, Schumann, Schwarzkopf, Seefried, Suppe, Susskind, Szell, Verdi, Wagner, Walton, Weber, Wolf-Ferrari
Label : Warner
Format : Flac (image + cue)
Cover : Yes
Contribution from bruckner13 – Pedro
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf: The Complete Recitals 1952-1974 presents the soprano in collaborations with some of the other greatest artists of her time, such as: sopranos Irmgard Seefried and Victoria de los Angeles; baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; pianists Walter Gieseking, Edwin Fischer, Gerald Moore (Schwarzkopf’s favoured accompanist), Geoffrey Parsons and Alfred Brendel, and conductors Herbert von Karajan, George Szell, Charles Mackerras, Otto Ackermann and William Walton – who originally composed the role of Cressida in his opera Troilus and Cressida for Schwarzkopf, though she never sang it in the theatre. The recording of scenes from the opera constitutes one of the more unexpected CD in this landmark collection.
This collection respects the original format of each program conceived by Schwarzkopf and her husband, the legendary producer Walter Legge. In newly remastered sound, the soprano’s art emerges in all its exquisite refinement and detail. Each individual recital in the box is presented in a sleeve with its original artwork. The comprehensive illustrated booklet features essays by three distinguished writers, all acknowledged experts on Elisabeth Schwarzkopf: Alan Sanders (English); André Tubeuf (French) and Thomas Voigt (German).
Adrian Boult, Ansermet, Anthony Lewis, Ashkenazy, Borodin, Boskovsky, Britten, Curzon, di Stefano, Dutoit, Eduard Strauss, Fistoulari, Giuseppe Taddei, Glinka, Janet Baker, Johann Strauss II, Josef Strauss, Karajan, Kondrashin, Leontyne Price, Liszt, Maazel, Mussorgsky, Peter Pears, Prokofiev, Puccini, Purcell, Rachmaninov, Radu Lupu, Ravel, Respighi, Ricci, Rimsky-Korsakov, Schubert, Solti, Suppe, Tchaikovsky, Vaughan Williams
Ackermann, Bach JS, Brahms, Braithwaite, Carl Zeller, Dvorak, Edwin Fischer, Furtwängler, Geoffrey Parsons, Gerald Moore, Gieseking, Giulini, Grieg, Handel, Hugo Wolf, Humperdinck, Johann Strauss II, Karajan, Karl Bohm, Krips, Lehar, Mahler, Matacic, Medtner, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Mussorgsky, Puccini, Richard Strauss, Schubert, Schumann, Schwarzkopf, Suppe, Szell, Tchaikovsky, Verdi, Wagner, Weber
Label : EMI
Format : Flac (image + Cue)
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