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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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Vladimir Horowitz (piano)

NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini

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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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Louis Kaufman (violin), Peter Rybar (violin)

Winterthur Symphony Orchestra, Clemens Dahinden

this is avowedly old-school Vivaldi; indeed, the oldest on disc. Recorded in 1947, this is the first-ever recording of The Four Seasons; Louis Kaufman is worlds away from Alessandrini's account... More…

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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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Glenn Gould (piano)

A 1950s benchmark and a record that forever altered the way we hear Bach's Goldberg Variations, Glenn Gould's 1955 CBS recording, elegant and exuberant, a fast-lane excursion that occasionally... More…

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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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1940 & 1946 Recordings

Philharmonic-Symphony of New York, Igor Stravinsky

Invaluable new transfers of Stravinsky on top form as a conductor. This electrifying performance is the finest of his Rite of Spring recordings, and the 1945 Firebird Suite is gripping. More…

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Pianists - Solo Piano Recordings, Vol. 4

Sergey Rachmaninov (piano)

These archival gems are a must listen. Sergei Rachmaninov’s brilliance cuts through the constant crackle on these fledgling Edison recordings; the background fizz becomes a comfort rather than... More…

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Germaine Féraldy, Louis Guénot, Joseph Rogatchewsky, Georges Villier

Chorus & Orchestra of the Opéra-Comique Paris, Elie Cohen

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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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This release includes a digital booklet