Zuzana Růžičková hpd
A significant set celebrating this fine harpsichordist’s survey of Bach’s solo keyboard music.
Boston SO / Koussevitzky
Koussevitzky conducting the premiere of Harris’s Symphony No 5: ‘an important release’, writes Rob Cowan.
Killed in a plane crash aged 31, Kapell’s discography is relatively small: these broadcasts and concerts, many of them first releases, are valuable additions.
80 singers in all: a great celebration of a country’s contribution to the art of opera.
‘Even more revelatory than the first three volumes’, suggests Rob Cowan of the latest instalment in this Michael Gielen series.
I attended some of these sessions and can still recall the forensic care and commitment the Takács brought to these works.
Sergey Rachmaninov pf
A valuable glimpse into the sound world and artistry of one of history’s greatest pianists.
A significant set, Harry Newstone’s early stereo Brandenburg Concertos get a deserved re-release.
The soprano’s final recital, nine years after she officially retired from the stage: a moving recording of a remarkable occasion.
Awards 2017 Issue
Staatskapelle Dresden / Otmar Suitner
Suitner’s fine archive Mozart is, as Rob Cowan writes, well worth investigating.
Moura Lympany pf
Quite a historic event – the first recording of all of Rachmaninov's Preludes, made by Moura Lympany in 1941-2.
Wilhelm Kempff pf
APR once again shines in its commitment to making past legends a living part of today’s catalogue.
Soloists; Boyd Neel Orchestra / Anthony Lewis
The Fairy Queen’s first recording, reissued.