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  Historical

Recordings over 50 years old.

A huge catalogue featuring many of the greatest artists of the 20th Century.

Made up of the following series:

Great Cellists - Great Conductors - Great Opera Recordings

Great Operetta Recordings - Great Pianists

Great Singers - Great Violinists

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 Offer Great Violinists - Joseph Szigeti

Joseph Szigeti (violin)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, Paris, Thomas Beecham, Constant Lambert, Charles Munch

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 Offer Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 & Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1

Vladimir Horowitz (piano)

NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini

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 Offer Rachmaninov: The Edison Recordings, April 1919

Pianists - Solo Piano Recordings, Vol. 4

Sergey Rachmaninov (piano)

Rachmaninov’s pianism is utterly and undeniably compelling. One for the pianophile for sure, but also for the non-specialist to sample the unique gifts and earliest recordings of one of the greatest... More…

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 Offer Great Violinists - Adolf Busch

Adolf Busch (violin), Rudolf Serkin (piano)

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 Offer Elgar conducts Elgar

London Symphony Orchestra, Edward Elgar

The LSO plays out of its skin for the composer; Falstaff is brilliantly characterised, the Symphony has serious intensity. Fair sound for the vintage, with some harshness in the Symphony. More…

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 Offer Bach - Piano Transcriptions Volume 1

Selected works including Toccata and Fugue in D Minor BWV 565 and more

Sergey Rachmaninov, Alfred Cortot, Winifred Christie, Ethel Bartlett, Rae Robertson, Olga Samaroff, George Copeland, Harriet Cohen, Alexander Kelberine, Walter Gieseking, Wilhelm Backhaus, Byron Janis, Artur Rubinstein (all piano)

This grand transcription may forever be associated with Vladimir Horowitz's 1965 historic return, yet his rival Arthur Rubinstein arguably played it better for one of his least discussed and... More…

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 Offer Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto Nos. 1 & 4 and Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Sergey Rachmaninov (piano)

Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, Leopold Stokowski

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 Offer Dinu Lipatti: The Last Recital

Besançon, 16th September 1950

Dinu Lipatti (piano)

Probably the most famous piano recital of the 20th century, beautifully re-mastered; if ever a release were self-recommending, this is it. Even near death, Lipatti's mastery was as imbued with... More…

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 Offer Verdi: Rigoletto

Robert Merrill (Rigoletto), Roberta Peters (Gilda), Jussi Björling (Il Duca), Anna Maria Rota (Maddalena), Giorgio Tozzi (Sparafucile)

Rome Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Jonel Perlea

[On the original release in 1956] under Perlea, the orchestral playing is firm and dramatic, well balanced with the voice. The music is well paced. Björling’s tone is a constant pleasure. He... More…

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 Offer Schumann: Piano Quintet & Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 2

Clifford Curzon (piano)

Budapest String Quartet

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This release includes a digital booklet