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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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Great Violinists - Kaufmann

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

Vladimir Horowitz (piano)

NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini

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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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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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Rachmaninov: The Edison Recordings, April 1919

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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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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Stravinsky conducts Stravinsky

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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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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Verdi: Un ballo in maschera

Giuseppe di Stefano (Riccardo), Tito Gobbi (Renato), Maria Callas (Amelia), Fedora Barbieri (Ulrica), Eugenia Ratti (Oscar), Silvio Maionica (Samuele), Nicola Zaccaria (Tom), Ezio Giordano (Silvano)

Orhcestra and Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala, Antonino Votto

Gobbi's chocolate-smooth tones almost steal the show, but Callas gives a touching Amelia, and di Stefano is dashing and irresponsible. There is a strong cast and theatrical conducting from Votto. More…

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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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