A new, extended, improved and upgraded Vivaldi Edition on Brilliant Classics! A feast of Historically Informed Performances by leading soloists and ensembles, this new Edition offers the best of today’s Vivaldi playing! 66 CD box set brimming with vitality, passion, instrumental brilliance and Italian sunshine, as played by mostly Italian forces.
This budget-price 32 CD box set brings together 12 classic live Royal Opera performances, spanning over forty years, from 1955 to 1997. It includes many of the world’s greatest performers from this period.
“Harmonia Mundi should be congratulated for this set...As a primer, to those new to the genre, it's a perfect way to discover the richness of the baroque stage. For collectors, it's a great way to fill in gaps in a collection. For anyone, it's a wonderful box-full containing more than 45 hours of musical surprises. Don't miss out on this one.”
These recordings were made between 1949 and 1960, primarily in London with the Philharmonia Orchestra, although a number of items feature the Berlin Philharmonic. A special bonus is the presence of the great Bulgarian bass Boris Christoff in arias by Verdi and Gounod.
This is a 10 CD box set of Beethoven's Complete Piano Sonatas from the Harmonia Mundi catalogue and has nearly 11 hours of music with Paul Lewis at the Piano. ‘buy Lewis's Beethoven with confidence, and listen and explore for many years to come. I certainly plan to.' The Times
In this 11 CD box Karajan conducts the Philharmonia and the Berlin Philharmonic in an Austro-German repertoire and among the pieces are rarely released stereo versions by Brahms and Schubert.
In this 7 CD box set, Karajan captures the Russian repertoire, recorded almost entirely with the Philharmonia.
The Finnish maestro John Storgårds, Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, presents his first recording on Chandos, a complete symphonic cycle of his nation’s greatest musical export, Jean Sibelius in a 3 CD box set.
4 CD set of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe playing Haydn's 'London' Symphonies. Abbado has quickly discovered the secret of Haydn's symphonies, charmed by their imagination, their popular themes, their science devoid of severity. An approach made evident by the stylish game and the ideal size of The Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Record Review /...
The Carnegie Recital and Trifonov Plays ChopinDaniil Trifonov (piano)2 cd setChopin, Liszt, Medtner, Scriabin
In 1981, Gramophone wrote that “No living conductor has done more for the music of Sibelius than Herbert von Karajan.” The release of the Karajan Official Remastered Edition over the first half of 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the conductor’s death in July 1989 at the age of 81.