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Isabelle Faust (violin)
Orchestra Mozart, Claudio Abbado
listening to these wonderful performances side by side is cathartic...The journey is vividly delineated from the outset of the Berg. With Abbado drawing sonorities from his first-rate orchestra,... — More…
Itzhak Perlman (violin)
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa
Perlman's account of the Berg Violin Concerto with the Boston orchestra under Ozawa has long occupied a respected place in the catalogue. The original reviewer in Gramophone in March 1980 was... — More…
Sir John Gielgud (narrator), Tom Courtenay (The Soldier), Ron Moody (The Devil)
Boston Symphony Chamber Players
These Boston players give immaculately polished accounts of all five [chamber] works … The recording is excellent – clear without dryness, warm without over-resonance — More…
Schoenberg, Berg & Webern
Karita Mattila (Tove), Anne Sofie von Otter (Waldtaube), Thomas Moser (Waldemar), Philip Langridge (Klaus-Narr), Thomas Quasthoff (Bauer/Sprecher), Phyllis Bryn-Julson (soprano), Gidon Kremer (violin), Franz Mazura (narrator)
Berliner Philharmoniker, Rundfunkchor Berlin, MDR Rundfunkchor Leipzig,...
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Evelyn Lear, Helmut Melchert, Fritz Wunderlich, Gerhard Stolze, Karl Christian Kohn, Patricia Johnson, Donald Grobe, Walther Dicks, Loren Driscoll, Gerd Feldhoff, Josef Greindl
Chor und Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Karl Böhm
Louis Krasner, Galimir String Quartet
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Anton Webern
The strong emotions that soloist and conductor doubtless felt within six months of the composer's death ensure that there is more than enough raw and authentic feeling to counter any purely technical... — More…
Josef Suk (violin)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Karel Ancerl
Suk at his incomparably eloquent, unaffacted best. Ancerl and the Czech PO provide luminous support, and Supraphon's mid-60s sound has come up very freshly.
Josef Suk gives an outstanding... — More…
Franz Grundheber (Wozzeck), Hildegard Behrens (Marie), Walter Raffeiner (Tambourmajor), Philip Langridge (Andres), Heinz Zednik (Hauptmann), Aage Haugland (Doktor), Anna Gonda (Margret), Peter Jelosits (Narr), Alfred Sramek (1.Handwerkbursch), Alexander Maly (2.Handwerkbursch)
Vienna Boys Choir,...
A live recording, in every sense of the word.
The cast is uniformly excellent, with Grundheber good both at the wretched pathos of Wozzeck's predicament and his helpless bitterness, and Behrens... — More…
Felicity Palmer (soprano), Ameral Gunson (mezzo-soprano), John Mitchinson (tenor), Malcolm King (bass), Jane Parker-Smith (organ), City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, Elisabeth Söderström (soprano), Robert Tear (tenor), Sir Thomas Allen (baritone), Peter Donohoe (piano), Alison Hargan (soprano), Mary...
The Alban Berg Quartet