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Classical Music Interviews - Transcribed

Conductor - Symphony

Conductor - Choral & Chamber Orchestra

Pianist

Piano Technician

  • - [Steinway Chief Concert Technician, 1968-1992]

Violinist

Violist

Cellist

Recording Producer

  • - [Mercury Living Presence Records]

 


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Articles

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  • Philadelphia Inquirer: (Set)

Piano

  • Decca Piano Masterworks - 50 CD - Decca - Info
  • Great Pianists of the 20th Century: The Complete Edition - 200 CD - Philips - Info -
  • Aldo Ciccolini - The Complete EMI Recordings (1950-1991) - 56 CD - EMI - Info
  • Alicia de Larrocha - The Art of Alicia de Larrocha - 7 CD - Decca -
  • Alicia de Larrocha - Complete Decca Recordings - 41 CD - Decca -
  • Alicia de Larrocha: Icon - 8 CD - EMI - Info
  • Alfred Brendel: Complete Recordings - 114 CD - Decca -
  • Andras Schiff: Bach The Solo Keyboard Works - 12 CD - Decca -
  • Andras Schiff: Bach The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I - 2 CD - Decca -
  • Andras Schiff: Bach The Well-Tempered Clavier Book II - 2 CD - Decca -
  • Andras Schiff: Bach The Well-Tempered Clavier Books I & II - 4 CD - ECM -
  • Angela Hewitt: Bach - 16 CD - Hyperion -
  • Annie Fischer: Icon - 8 CD - EMI/Warner -
  • Annie Fischer: Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas - 9 CD - Hungaraton - -
  • Arthur Rubinstein: Complete Album Collection - 144 CD - Sony - Cover Art - Info - -
  • Arthur Rubinstein Plays Chopin - 10 CD - Sony -
  • Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli: Complete Recordings On DG - 10 CD - DG -
  • Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli: Debussy Preludes 1&2 / Images 1&2 - 2 CD - DG -
  • Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli: Complete Warner Recordings - 14 CD - Warner -
  • Clara Haskil Edition - 17 CD - Decca -
  • Claudio Arrau: Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas - 12 CD - Decca -
  • Claudio Arrau: Virtuoso Philosopher of the Piano: Icon - 12 CD - EMI -
  • Claudio Arrau: Complete Philips & American Decca Recordings - 80 CD - Decca - -
  • Claudio Arrau: Complete RCA Victor and Columbia Album Collection - 12 CD - Sony -
  • Dinu Lipatti: Icon: The Master Pianist - 7 CD - EMI -
  • Emil Gilels: Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon - 24 CD - DG -
  • Emil Gilels: Beethoven Sonatas - 9 CD - DG - - (included in above)
  • Emil Gilels: The Complete RCA and Columbia Album Collection - 7 CD - Sony -
  • Garrick Ohlsson: Chopin - 16 CD - Hyperion -
  • Glenn Gould: Complete Bach Collection (2012) - 42 CD - Sony -
  • Glenn Gould: The Complete Original Jacket Collection (2007) - 80 CD - Sony -
  • Glenn Gould Remastered: Complete Columbia Album Collection (2015) - 81 CD - Sony - - (replaces both of the above)
  • Glenn Gould Remastered: Complete Columbia Album Collection - 44.1/24 Download - Sony -
  • Glenn Gould Remastered: Complete Columbia Album Collection - 44.1/24 USB - Sony - -
  • Ingrid Haebler: Mozart & Schubert, Sonatas & Concertos - 34 CD - Decca - Information & Detailed Repertoire Listing - Retailers: - - - -
  • Lang Lang: Live in Vienna - 2 CD - Sony -
  • Lili Kraus plays Mozart Piano - 4 CD - Sony -
  • Maria Joao Pires: Chopin Nocturnes - 2 CD - DG - - (Also in DG 111 #1 & Complete DG)
  • Maria Joao Pires: Chopin - 2 CD - DG - (Also in Complete DG below)
  • Maria Joao Pires: Complete DG Solo Recordings - 20 CD - DG -
  • Maria Joao Pires: Complete Erato Recordings - 17 CD - Erato -
  • Martha Argerich: The Collection 2 - The Concerto Recordings - 7 CD - DG -
  • Martha Argerich Edition: Concertos - 4 CD - DG -
  • Martha Argerich: The Art of Martha Argerich - 3 CD - DG -
  • Martha Argerich: The Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon - 48 CD - DG -
  • Maurizio Pollini: Complete Recordings On DG - 55 CD - DG -
  • Murray Perahia: The First 40 Years - 67 CD - Sony - Works Listing - - -
  • Myra Hess: Great Pianists of the 20th Century, Vol. 45 - 2 CD - Philips -
  • Radu Lupu: Complete Recordings - 28 CD - Decca -
  • Rudolf Serkin plays Schubert - 5 CD - Sony -
  • Rudolf Serkin: Complete Columbia Album Collection - 75 CD - Sony -
  • Sergio Fiorentino: Fiorentino Edition Vol.1 - 10 CD - Piano Classics -
  • Solomon: Icon - 7 CD - EMI -
  • Stephen Kovacevich: Complete Philips Recordings - 25 CD - Decca -
  • Sviatoslav Richter: Complete Decca, Philips & DG Recordings - 51 CD - Decca -
  • Sviatoslav Richter: Pianist of the Century - 9 CD - DG - - (included in above 51 CD box)
  • Sviatoslav Richter: The Authorized Recordings - 21 CD - Philips - - (included in above 51 CD box)
  • Sviatoslav Richter: Solo Recordings - 33 CD - Decca - - - (in above 51 CD box)
  • Sviatoslav Richter: Complete Masterworks Album Collection - 18 CD - Sony -
  • Sviatoslav Richter: Icon, The Master Pianist - 14 CD - EMI - Info -
  • Sviatoslav Richter: Eurodisc Recordings - 14 CD -
  • Sviatoslav Richter: Complete HMV & Teldec Recordings - 24 CD - Warner -
  • Sviatoslav Richter in Hungary (1954-1993) - 14 CD - BMC - Cover Art - Detailed Listing - -
  • Vladimir Ashkenazy 50 Years on Decca (Pianist/Conductor) - 50 CD - Decca -
  • Vladimir Ashkenazy: Beethoven Complete 32 Piano Sonatas - 10 CD - Decca - -
  • Vladimir Horowitz Complete Original Covers - 70 CD - Sony - Cover Art - Works Listing -
  • Vladimir Horowitz Live At Carnegie Hall - 41 CD/1 DVD - Sony - -
  • Vladimir Horowitz: Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon - 7 CD - DG -
  • Walter Gieseking: Poet of the Keyboard: Icon - 8 CD - EMI -
  • Walter Gieseking: Debussy: Complete Piano Works - 4 SACD/CD - EMI -
  • Walter Gieseking: Complete Bach Recordings On DG - 7 CD - DG -
  • Wilhelm Kempff: Solo Piano Recordings - 35 CD - DG -
  • Wilhelm Kempff: Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas (1951-56 mono) - 8 CD - DG -

Chamber Music

  • Odeon Trio: Schubert Piano Trios Nos. 1 & 2 / Linos Ensemble: Schubert Octet - 2 CD - Capriccio -
  • Heifetz-Piatigorsky Concerts: Album Collection - 23 CD - Sony -

String Quartet

  • Alban Berg Quartett: The Complete Recordings - 62 CD/8 DVD - Warner - -
  • Alban Berg Quartett: Beethoven Complete String Quartets - 7 CD - EMI/Warner - -
  • Alban Berg Quartett: Beethoven Late String Quartets (1989 Live) - 3 CD - EMI GROC -
  • Alban Berg Quartett: Beethoven String Quartets Vol. 1 (1989 Live) - 4 CD - EMI -
  • Alban Berg Quartett: Beethoven String Quartets Vol. 2 (1989 Live) - 4 CD - EMI -
  • Amadeus Quartet: Complete Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon - 70 CD - DG -
  • Budapest String Quartet: Complete Beethoven Quartets (1951-52) - 12 CD - Sony -
  • Busch Quartet: Adolf Busch & The Busch Quartet Complete EMI Recordings - 16 CD - Warner -
  • Fitzwilliam String Quartet - 2 CD - Decca - - -
  • Guarneri Quartet: Beethoven Complete String Quartets (1966-69) - 8 CD - RCA/Decca - -
  • Guarneri Quartet: Beethoven Complete String Quartets (1987) - 8 CD - Philips/Brilliant  -
  • Hungarian Quartet: Historical Recordings and Previously Unissued Public Performances, 1937-1968 - 8 CD - Music & Arts -
  • Hungarian Quartet: Beethoven Complete String Quartets (1953) - 7 CD - -
  • Hungarian Quartet: Beethoven Complete String Quartets (1966) - 8 CD - - (also available in 50 CD EMI Beethoven Edition)
  • Juilliard String Quartet: The Complete EPIC Recordings - 11 CD - Sony -
  • Quartetto Italiano: Complete Philips & Decca Recordings - 37 CD - Decca -
  • Quartetto Italiano: Beethoven Complete String Quartets (1967-75) - 10 CD - Philips - (in above)
  • Tokyo Quartet: Complete RCA Beethoven String Quartets (1990-92) - 9 CD - Sony -
  • Tokyo Quartet: Complete Beethoven String Quartets (2006-10) - 8 CD - Harmonia Mundi -
  • Tokyo Quartet: Beethoven Early String Quartets (2007) - 2 CD - Harmonia Mundi - (in above)
  • Tokyo Quartet: Beethoven "Razumovsky" Op. 59 No. 1-3 Quartets (2006) - 2 CD - Harmonia Mundi - (in above)
  • Tokyo Quartet: Beethoven String Quartets Op. 74 & 95 (2009) - 1 CD - Harmonia Mundi - (in above)
  • Tokyo Quartet: Beethoven Late String Quartets (2010) - 3 CD - Harmonia Mundi - (in above)
  • Vegh Quartet: Beethoven Complete String Quartets (1970-72) - 8 CD - Naive -
  • Vegh Quartet: Beethoven Complete String Quartets (1952) - 7 CD - Music & Arts -
  • Vegh Quartet: The Art of - (Beethoven & Bartok Complete String Quartets, etc.) (1950's) - 14 CD - Scribendum -
  • Yale Quartet: Beethoven - The Late String Quartets - - -

Violin

  • David Oistrakh: Complete EMI Recordings - 17 CD - EMI - Info
  • David Oistrakh: Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, Philips, Westminster - 22 CD - DG - -
  • Henryk Szeryng: Bach Sonatas & Partitas BWV 1001-1006 (1954 mono) - 2 CD - DG -
  • Henryk Szeryng: Bach Sonatas & Partitas BWV 1001-1006 (1968) - 2 CD - DG -
  • Henryk Szeryng: Complete Edition - 42 CD - Decca -
  • Jascha Heifetz: Master Violinist - 6 CD - EMI - Info -
  • Jascha Heifetz Complete Original Covers - 103 CD - Sony - Cover Art - Works Listing -
  • Jascha Heifetz: The Complete Stereo Collection Remastered - 24 CD - Sony -
  • Nathan Milstein: Aristocrat of the Violin - 8 CD - EMI - Info -
  • Nathan Milstein: Great DG & EMI Recordings - 37 CD box set - DG -
  • Yehudi Menuhin: Great EMI Recordings - 51 CD - EMI - Info -
  • Yehudi Menuhin: The Menuhin Century Luxury Edition - 91 CD - Warner -
  • Itzhak Perlman: Complete Deutsche Grammophon Recordings - 25 CD - DG -
  • Itzahk Perlman: Complete Warner Recordings - 77 CD - Warner -
  • Itzahk Perlman: Complete Warner Recordings (1972-1980) - 96/24 Download - Warner - -
  • Anne-Sophie Mutter: The Complete Musician - 40 CD - DG -
  • Kyung Wha Chung: Complete Decca Recordings - 19 CD/1 DVD - Decca -

Cello

  • Jacqueline Du Pre: Complete EMI Recordings - 17 CD - EMI -
  • Janos Starker: Bach Complete Suites for Solo Cello - 2 CD - Mercury - - (Also in "Mercury Living Presence Vol. 1")
  • Mstislav Rostropovich: Icon - 26 CD - EMI - Info -
  • Mstislav Rostropovich: Complete EMI Recordings - 40 CD - Warner -
  • Mstislav Rostropovich: Complete DG Recordings - 37 CD - DG -
  • Pablo Casals: The Complete Published EMI Recordings (1926-1955) - 9 CD - EMI -
  • Paul Tortelier: Icon - 20 CD - EMI - Info -
  • Pierre Fournier: Aristocrat of the Cello - 6 CD - DG -
  • Pierre Fournier: Bach: 6 Cello Suites BWV 1007-1012 - 2 CD - DG - - - (Also in "DG 111: Collector's Edition 1")
  • Pierre Fournier & Friedrich Gulda: Beethoven Complete Cello Sonatas - 2 CD - DG -
  • Yo-Yo Ma: 30 Years Outside the Box - 90 CD - Sony - -

Classical Guitar

  • Segovia: American Decca Recordings Vol. 1 -  6 CD - DG -
  • Julian Bream: The Complete Album Collection - 40 CD - Sony - Info - - -
  • John Williams: The Complete Album Collection - 59 CD - Sony -

Clarinet

  • Richard Stoltzman: Complete RCA Album Collection - 40 CD - Sony -

Oboe

  • Heinz Holliger Edition - 10 CD - Brilliant -

Flute

  • James Galway: Complete RCA Album Collection - 73 CD - Sony -

Trumpet

  • Eternel Maurice Andre - 13 CD - Warner -

Orchestra

  • Berlin Philharmonic Centenary Edition: 100 Years of Great Music 1913-2013 - DG - 50 CD -
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra: Complete Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon - DG - 57 CD -
  • New York Philharmonic: 175th Anniversary Edition - DG - 65 CD -
  • Wiener Philharmoniker Symphony Edition (Vienna Philharmonic) - DG - 50 CD -
  • Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra: RCO 125 The Radio Legacy Vol. 1-7: Anthology - 152 CD - - -

Conductor

  • Great Conductors of the 20th Century Series: 40 x 2 CD (80 CD Total) - EMI - -
  • Abbado: Symphony Edition Collection - 41 CD - DG -
  • Abbado: Complete DG and Philips - 60 CD - DG -
  • Abbado: The Complete RCA & Sony Album Collection - 39 CD -
  • Abbado: Conducts Tchaikovsky - 6 CD - Sony - (included in above)
  • Abbado: Decca Years - 7 CD -
  • Barbirolli: Great EMI Recordings - 10 CD - EMI - Info -
  • Bernstein: Symphony Edition - 60 CD - Sony - Cover Art - Works Listing -
  • Bernstein Edition: Concertos & Orchestral Works - 80 CD - Sony -
  • Bernstein Remastered - 100 CD - Sony -
  • Bernstein Collection: Volume One - 59 CD/1 DVD - DG -
  • Bernstein Collection: Volume Two - 64 CD - DG -
  • Bernstein: Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon & Decca - 121 CDs, 36 DVDs, 1 Blu-ray Audio - DG - - (combines above DG Vol. 1&2; adds DVDs/Blu-ray Audio)
  • Celibidache 4: Sacred Music & Opera Box - 11 CD - Warner -
  • Celibidache: The Munich Years - 49 CD - Warner -
  • Chailly: Symphony Edition - 55 CD - Decca -
  • Davis: Symphonies - 54 CD - RCA/Decca -
  • Davis: Complete RCA Legacy - 51 CD - RCA - - -
  • Fricsay: Complete Recordings on DG Orchestral Works - 45 CD -
  • Furtw鋘gler: Complete RIAS Recordings Live (1947-54) - 12 CD - Audite -
  • Furtw鋘gler: The Legacy - 107 CD - Membran -
  • Giulini: DG & Sony Recordings - 64 CD - Universal Korea - -
  • Haitink: Symphony Edition - 36 CD - Decca - - -
  • Haitink: Philips Years - 20 CD - Decca -
  • Herreweghe: Harmonia Mundi Years - 30 CD - Harmonia Mundi -
  • Jochum: Complete DG Recordings, Orchestral Works - 42 CD - DG -
  • Jochum: Complete DG Recordings, Opera & Choral Works - 38 CD - DG -
  • Jochum: Icon: The Complete EMI Recordings - 20 CD - EMI -
  • Karajan: 1960s - 82 CD - DG -
  • Karajan: 1970s - 82 CD - DG -
  • Karajan: 1980s - 78 CD - DG -
  • Karajan: Complete Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon And Decca - 330 CDs, 24 DVDs and 2 Blu-ray Audio - DG - - (combines above DG 60s, 70s, 80s + Operas. etc.) + Blu-ray Audio 96/24: 1963 Beethoven Symphony cycle; Wagner Ring
  • Karajan: Complete Remastered Edition - 101 CD - Warner -
  • Karajan: Orchestral - 88 CD - EMI - Info - Detailed Listing
  • Karajan: 1938-1960 Collection - 117 CD - Membran -
  • Kleiber: Complete Orchestral Recordings on Deutsche Grammophone - 3 CD/1 Blu-ray Audio 2.0 LPCM 96/24 & 5.0 DTS HDMA 96/24 - DG -
  • Kleiber: Complete Deutsche Grammophon Recordings - 12 CD - DG -
  • Klemperer: Beethoven Symphonies; Overtures - 10 CD - Warner -
  • Klemperer: Brahms Symphonies; Overtures; Ein Deutsches Requiem - 4 CD - Warner -
  • Klemperer: Mahler Symphonies Nos. 2, 4, 7 & 9; Das Lied von der Erde - 6 CD - Warner -
  • Kubelik: Symphony Edition - 23 CD - -
  • Kubelik: Complete DG - 64 CD - DG -
  • Munch: Complete RCA Album Collection - 86 CD - Sony - -
  • Muti: Complete RCA & Sony - 28 CD -
  • Previn: Classic Andre Previn - 54 CD - Sony -
  • Reiner: Complete RCA Recordings Collection - 63 CD - Sony -
  • Richter: Bach Sacred Works - 1 Blu-ray Audio/4 DVD/11 CD - DG -
  • Richter Edition - 31 CD - Hanssler -
  • Rilling: Bach: Great Sacred Choral Works - 10 CD - Sony -
  • Sawallisch: Schumann 4 Symphonies - 2 CD - EMI -
  • Sawallisch: Great Decca Recordings - 25 CD - Decca -
  • Solti: Soltissimo1: Decca in Early Years - 43 CD - Decca -
  • Solti: Soltissimo2: Complete 1970's Decca Recordings - 53 CD/5 DVD - Decca - Info -
  • Solti: Complete Chicago Recordings - 108 CD - Decca -
  • Szell: The Edition - 49 CD - Sony - Works Listing - - -
  • Szell: Complete Album Collection - 106 CD - Sony - - - - -
  • Toscanini: Complete RCA Collection - 85 CD - Sony -
  • Walter: The Edition - 39 CD - Sony - Works Listing -
  • Walter: Mozart The Last 6 Symphonies (stereo) - 2 CD - Sony -
  • Walter: Complete Columbia Album Collection - 77 CD - Sony - -

Composer

  • Composers in Person - 22 CD - EMI -
  • Bach Complete Works (includes Cantatas: Rilling) - 172 CD - Hanssler - Info & Detailed Listing -
  • Bach: Complete Cantatas: Rilling - 72 CD - Hanssler - [Note: included in above]
  • Bach: Great Sacred Choral Works - Rilling (pre-Hanssler) - 10 CD - Sony -
  • Bach: Sacred Masterpieces & Cantatas: John Eliot Gardiner - 22 CD - DG -
  • Bach: Cantatas: Complete Box Set - John Eliot Gardiner/Monteverdi Choir - 56 CD - SDG - -
  • Bach: Complete Cantatas: Ton Koopman - 67 CD - Challenge -
  • Bach: Complete Sacred Cantatas - Suzuki/Bach Collegium Japan - 55 SACD - -
  • Bach: Sacred Cantatas: Complete, Nos. 1-199 - Nikolaus Harnoncourt - 60 CD - Warner -
  • Bach: Complete Edition 2014 (Cantatas: Leusink) - 142 CD - Brilliant - - Liner Notes/Sung Texts
  • Bach: Cantatas - Karl Richter - 26 CD - Arkiv -
  • Bach 333: The New Complete Edition - 222 CD/1 DVD - DG/Decca - - - - (Cantatas: a mix from Gardiner, Suzuki, Koopman, Herreweghe, etc.)
  • Bach (Book): The Cantatas of J. S. Bach with Their Librettos in German-English Parallel Text - D黵r - 984 pages -
  • Bach: Sacred Works - Karl Richter - 11 CD/4 DVD/1 Blu-ray Audio - DG -
  • Bach: Great Choral Works - 11 CD - EMI - - -
  • Bach: Great Choral Masterpieces - 12 CD - Decca -
  • Bach: Solo Concertos - 3 CD - Phoenix -
  • Bach: Edition Bach Leipzig - 10 CD - -
  • Bach: The Art of Fugue / Musical Offering - 2 CD - Decca -
  • Bach: Organ Works: Walcha - 12 CD - Arkiv -
  • Beethoven: Collector's Edition - 50 CD - EMI - -
  • Chopin Complete Edition - 17 CD - DG -
  • Delius: 150th Anniversary Edition - 18 CD - EMI -
  • Handel Masterworks - 30 CD - Decca -
  • Handel Edition - 65 CD - - Liner Notes & Sung Texts -
  • Handel: Chandos Anthems (Complete) - Harry Christophers; The Sixteen - 4 CD - Chandos -
  • Haydn: Complete Symphonies: Dorati - 33 CD - Decca -
  • Mahler: Complete Symphonies: Bernstein (1960's Columbia recordings) - 12 CD - Sony -
  • Mahler: Complete Works - 16 CD - EMI - Info -
  • Mozart Complete Edition - 180 CD - Philips -
  • Mozart 111 Masterworks - 55 CD - DG -
  • Mozart: 225: The Complete New Edition - 200 CD - DG - -
  • Mozart: The Piano Concertos: Anda - 8 CD - DG -
  • Nielsen: Symphonies 1-6; Overtures; Concertos; Wind Quintet; Piano Music - 7 CD - EMI - -
  • Poulenc: OEuvres compl鑤es - 20 CD - EMI -
  • Rossini: 150th Anniversary - 50 CD - Warner -
  • Schubert: The Edition 1: Orchestral; Chamber; Piano - 39 CD - DG -
  • Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1-4: Sawallisch - 2 CD - EMI - -
  • Strauss, Richard: - Orchestral Works: Rudolf Kempe - 9 CD - EMI -
  • Vaughan Williams: - 30 CD - EMI - Info -
  • Vivaldi: Recordings: Christopher Hogwood - 20 CD - Decca - - -
  • Vivaldi: Concertos & Sonatas Opp. 1-12 Complete: I Musici - 19 CD - Newton Classics -

Collections

  • BBC Legends: Recordings from the Archive - 20 CD - ICA -
  • BBC Legends 2: Recordings from the Archive - 20 CD - ICA -
  • Brilliant - Russian Legends: Live Recordings - 100 CD - Information and Detailed Listing -
  • The Decca Sound - 50 CD - Information & Detailed Repertoire Listing -
  • Decca Sound: The Analogue Years - 54 CD - -
  • Decca Sound: The Mono Years - 53 CD - - -
  • DG 111: Collector's Edition 1 - 111 Years of Deutsche Grammophon - 55 CD - Info -
  • DG 111: Collector's Edition 2 - 111 Years of Deutsche Grammophon - 56 CD - Info -
  • DG 111: The Collector's Edition - 111 CD - DG - - (Note: combines the above 2 boxes)
  • DG - The All Baroque Box: From Monteverdi to Bach - 50 CD -
  • DG - Archiv Produktion 1947-2013 Collection - 55 CD -
  • Deutsche Grammophon: The Originals - Legendary Recordings - 50 CD -
  • EMI Great Recordings of the Century: 31 CD - -
  • EMI Great Recordings of the Century: 150 Title Collection - 218 CD - Info -
  • EMI Great Recordings of the Century: 200 Individual Titles - Info
  • Harmonia Mundi - La Musique des Lumi鑢es / Music of the Enlightenment - 30 CD -
  • L'Oiseau-Lyre: The Baroque Era - 50 CD - Decca - -
  • Membran - Meisterkonzerte (Masters of Music) - 100 CD - Info -
  • Mercury Living Presence Vol. 1 - 50 CD & 1 bonus CD - Info -
  • Mercury Living Presence Vol. 2 - 55 CD - Info
  • Mercury Living Presence Vol. 3 - 53 CD -
  • Mercury Living Presence - CD & SACD Individual Album List
  • Philips Original Jackets Collection: Obsessed With Sound - 55 CD -
  • Philips Classics - The Stereo Years - 50 CD -
  • RCA Living Stereo Collection - 60 CD - Sony - Cover Art - Info - - -
  • RCA Living Stereo Collection Vol. 2 - 60 CD - Sony - Info - - -
  • RCA Living Stereo -
  • Sony - Seon Collection - 85 CD -
  • Sony - Masterworks Heritage Collection - 28 CD - -
  • Sony - Vivarte Collection - 60 CD - Listing
  • Warner - Erato: 50 CD Collection - -
  • Warner - Teldec: 50 CD Collection - -
  • Warner - Das Alte Werk: 51 CD Collection - -
  • Westminster Legacy Vol. 1: Chamber Music Collection - 59 CD - Works Listing -
  • Westminster Legacy Vol. 2: Orchestral Recordings Collection - 65 CD -
  • Westminster Legacy: Collector's Edition - 40 CD - - - (Note overlap with above two Westminster box sets) -

Soprano

  • Arleen Aug閞 - American Soprano - 2 CD - Delos -
  • Elly Ameling - Icon: The Dutch Nightingale - 8 CD - EMI -
  • Elly Ameling - The Artistry of Elly Ameling - 5 CD - Philips -
  • Lucia Popp - Icon: Queen of Night, Maiden of Light - 7 CD - EMI -
  • Maria Callas: The Complete Studio Recordings - 69 CD - Warner -
  • Maria Callas: Live Remastered Recordings (1949-1964) - 42 CD/3 BD - Warner -

Choral

  • Harmonia Mundi - Sacred Music - 30 CD -
  • DG - Magnificat: 500 Years of Choral Masterworks - 50 CD - -
  • David Willcocks/Choir of King's College Cambridge - Complete Argo Recordings (1957-1973) - 29 CD -
  • Sony - Great Choral Works - 30 CD -

Oratorio

  • Handel: Messiah / Pinnock, Auger, Von Otter, Chance, Crook - 2 CD - DG - - - - (Also in "The All Baroque Box")

Opera

  • EMI Opera Highlights: The Collector's Edition - 50 CD - EMI -
  • Ferenc Fricsay: Operas & Choral Works - 38 CD - DG - -
  • Herbert von Karajan: Opera - 72 CD - EMI - Info - Information - Operas & Track Listing
  • Karl Bohm: Complete Opera & Vocal Recordings - 70 CD - Decca - -
  • Mozart: The Complete Operas - 44 CD - Decca -
  • Mozart Operas: John Eliot Gardiner - 22 CD - DG -
  • Mozart: Abduction From the Seraglio / Auger, Grist, Schreier, Neukirch, Bohm, Staatskapelle - 2 CD - DG - - (Also in "Mozart 111")
  • Wagner: The Great Operas from the Bayreuth Festival - 33 CD - Decca -
  • Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen: Solti - - Decca - 17 CD & 1 Blu-ray Audio Disc: The Complete Ring - 48kHz 24-bit LPCM 2.0 (audio files only) & 1 DVD: The Golden Ring & 1 Book: - by John Culshaw -

Classical Music CD's - (some that might be of interest)

  • Bach - The Well-Tempered Clavier - info on various recordings by Sviatoslav Richter & Tatiana Nikolayeva
  • Bach - The Goldberg Variations - info on various recordings by Tatiana Nikolayeva
  • Abbado: Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) - DG -
  • EMI - Great Recordings of the Century - (reissues)
  • Melos Quartet, Wolfgang Boettcher: Schubert Cello Quintet D.956 - Harmonia Mundi -
  • Herreweghe: Faure Requiem (1901 orchestral version) - Harmonia Mundi -
  • Herreweghe: Faure Requiem (1893 chamber version) - Harmonia Mundi -
  • Tatiana Nikolayeva: Bach The Art of the Fugue / A Musical Offering / Four Duettos - Hyperion -
  • Naxos - - (remastered reissues) -
  • Thomas Schippers, New York Philharmonic: Barber Adagio for Strings, etc.- Sony - - (Note: This is also contained in the "Masterworks Heritage Collection" box set listed under "Collections" above.)

Major Classical Labels

The three major record companies now own the most recognized classical labels as follows:

Universal Music Group: owns Decca, Deutsche Grammophon (DG or DGG), Philips, Archiv Produktion, Westminster, L'Oiseau-Lyre, and Mercury Living Presence

Warner Classics: owns EMI Classical, Teldec, Erato, and Das Alte Werk

Sony Music Entertainment: owns Sony Classical, RCA, and various Columbia Records labels.


Classical Music Blu-ray - (some that might be of interest)

  • Collector's Edition - Great Pianists of the 20th Century - NTSC - Aspect Ratio: 1.33 -
  • Classic Archive: Collectors Edition, Vol. 2 - NTSC - Aspect Ratio: 1.33 -

Classical Music Blu-ray Audio - (some that might be of interest)

  • Kleiber/Vienna - Beethoven Symphony Nos. 5&7 - 96 kHz/24 bit -
  • Fricsay/Berlin - Dvorak Symphony No.9; Smetana The Moldau; Liszt Les Pr閘udes - 96 kHz/24 bit -
  • Vivaldi Four Seasons - Janine Jansen/Thompson/Rubingh/Rachli - 96 kHz/24 bit -

 


Jazz Recordings - Where to Buy

  • - high quality Blue Note vinyl reissues
  • - Vinyl and Digital - all genres
  • - high quality vinyl
  • - numerous jazz CD and some reissues.
  • - over 20,000 CDs, DVDs, SACDs, and Blu-ray disc titles
  • - all genres


Jazz CD Box Sets - (some that might be of interest)

  • - 71 CD box set
  • - 22 CD box set
  • - 9 CD box set - (Kind of Blue, Sketches of Spain, Milestones, etc.)
  • - 8 CD box set - (2012 remaster w/Pacific Microsonics A-D)
  • - 10 CD Box Set
  • - 9 CD Box Set
  • - 3 CD Box Set
  • - 6 CD Box Set
  • - 25 CD box set
  • - 25 CD box set


Jazz Vocals - (some that might be of interest)

  • Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Songbook - - -
  • Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers And Hart Songbook - -
  • Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book - -
  • Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Song Book -
  • Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book -
  • Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Harold Arlen Song Book - -
  • Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Johnny Mercer Songbook - - - -
  • Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Jerome Kern Songbook - -
  • Ella Fitzgerald: Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! - - -
  • Ella Fitzgerald: Like Someone In Love - - - -
  • - 3 CD Box Set
  • Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong: Ella & Louis -
  • - 16 CD Box Set
    • Discs 1 & 2 - Cole Porter (Arranger: Buddy Bregman)
    • Discs 3 & 4 - Rodgers and Hart (Arranger: Buddy Bregman)
    • Discs 5, 6 & 7 - Duke Ellington (Arrangers: Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn)
    • Discs 8 & 9 - Irving Berlin (Arranger: Paul Weston)
    • Discs 10, 11 & 12 - George Gershwin (Arranger: Nelson Riddle)
    • Discs 13 & 14 - Harold Arlen (Arranger: Billy May)
    • Disc 15 - Jerome Kern (Arranger: Nelson Riddle)
    • Disc 16 - Johnny Mercer; Harold Arlen
  • Ella Fitzgerald - discography
  • John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman - - -
  • - 35 CD box set
  • - 10 CD Box set
  • - 4 CD box set
  • FYI: Amazon Forum - suggestions for


Jazz Reissues

For the great classic jazz recordings there are any number of releases, remasterings, and formats. For instance has remastered many great titles in various formats including: 45 RPM Vinyl, SACD/CD, Blu-Ray Audio, PCM Downloads, or DSD Downloads. PCM downloads can be in the following sampling rates: 44.1 or 48 or 88.2 or 96 or 176.4 or 192/24--and can be either 16, 20, or 24 bit. PCM file types include: WAV, AIFF, and FLAC. Also has some really high quality vinyl Blue Note reissues! Here are some examples of a few classic titles:

  • Miles Davis: Kind of Blue - - - - -
  • John Coltrane: A Love Supreme - - - - -
  • John Coltrane: Blue Train - - - - -
  • John Coltrane: Coltrane - - - - - -
  • Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto: Getz Gilberto - - - - - -

FYI:


Indian Classical CD's

  • EMI - - 10 CD Box Set
  • Deutsche Grammophon - - 3 CD Box Set
  • AMMP -
  • AMMP -
  • AMMP -
  • AMMP -
  • AMMP -
  • AMMP - - 2 CD set


Bibliography of Recommended Reading

 

High End Audio

Stereophile
Audiophile-oriented magazine.
 
The Absolute Sound
Audiophile-oriented magazine.
 
by Robert Harley

Acoustics

The Master Handbook of Acoustics 3rd Edition
by F. Alton Everest
 
Concert and Opera Halls: How They Sound
by Leo Beranek
 
Acoustics
by Leo Beranek
 
Sound System Engineering
by Don Davis & Carolyn Davis
 

Click here for links to other on-line research.


Recording

(Note: the focus is on classical music)
by Timothy Day
by William Clark & Jim Cogan - (Forward by Quincy Jones)
by Wayne Wadhams
by Wayne Wadhams

Classical Music - Producers & Recording Engineers

by John Culshaw - (Producer 1946-1967, Decca Records)
 
by John Culshaw
by Charles O'Connell - (Musical Director RCA Victor; Producer 1930-1944 RCA Victor Red Seal Records)
by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf - (soprano & Walter Legge's wife) - (Walter Legge, Producer 1927-1964, HMV / EMI & founder of the Philharmonia Orchestra)
by Alan Sanders
by Fred Gaisberg - (Producer 1898-1939, HMV / EMI)

Classical Music

by Aaron Copland
by Charles Rosen
by Vincent Sheehan

Classical Music - Repertoire & Recording Guides

by Anthony Tommasini
by Ivan March, Edward Greenfield, Robert Layton; Paul Czajkowski (Editor)
by Alexander Morin
by Stanley Sadie
 
by David Dubal
 
by James Jolly
 
by Jim Svejda


          by Joe Staines


          by Phil G. Goulding

by Norman Lebrecht


        
 by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell

by Stanley Sadie; Alison Latham (Editor)

Classical Music - Conductor

by Sir Thomas Beecham
by George Solti
  (autobiography)
by Berta Geissmar (secretary - first to Furtwangler, then to Beecham)
by Bruno Walter
  (a continuation of his autobiography)
by Bruno Walter
  (biography)
by Erik Ryding
 
by Nigel Simeone (Editor)
 
[contains Conversations with Toscanini (1959) and Toscanini Musicians Knew (1967)]
by B. H. Haggin
  (autobiography)
by Andre Previn

Classical Music - Piano

by Elyse Mach
by Charles Rosen
 (autobiography)
by Arthur Rubinstein
  (autobiography)
by Arthur Rubinstein
  (biography)
by Harvey Sachs
by Glenn Plaskin
 
(autobiography)
by Byron Janis
(autobiography)
by Gary Graffman
 
  (biography)
by Clara Clemens (Mark Twain's daughter)
  (autobiography)
by Daniel Barenboim
 
by Harold C. Schonberg
  •  (autobiography)
    by Earl Wild

    ]Note: Pianists who Earl Wild felt had a natural-born talent included: Petre, Rachmaninoff, Hofmann, Lhevinne, Pachmann, Paderewski, Rosenthal, Friedman, Godowsky, Gilels, Ashkenazy, Bolet, Cziffra, Jonas, de Larrocha, Bachauer, Argerich, Novaes, Ogdon, Gulda, Kapell, Katchen, Watts, Jacobs, Masselos, Reisenberg, Slenczynska, Lipatti, Richter, Cortot, Sokolov, Sofronitsky, Cherkassky, Horowitz.
    His favorites of the current generation of "mature" pianists are: Nelson Freire, Garrick Ohlsson.
    Younger pianists who in his view showed promise: Evgeny Kissin, Stephen Hough, Marc-Andre Hamelin, Arcadi Volodos.]


    Classical Music - Violin

      (autobiography)
    by Yehudi Menuhin
      (biography)
    by Humphrey Burton
     
      (biography)
    by Diana Menuhin
      (biography)
    by Ayke Agus
      (biography)
    by Sherry Kloss
     
      (autobiography)
    by Nathan Milstein
     
      (autobiography)
    by Isaac Stern
      (autobiography)
    by Arnold Steinhardt
      (biography)
    by Roy Malan
     
      (autobiography)
    by Joseph Szigeti

    Classical Music - Cello

    (autobiography)
    by Gregor Piatigorsky
     
    by Albert Kahn

    Classical Music - String Quartet

    by Arnold Steinhardt

    Classical Music - Singer

      (autobiography)
    by Emma Calv?/font>
      (autobiography)
    by Geraldine Farrar
     
      (autobiography)
    by Renee Fleming
      (biography)
    by Jack Winsor Hansen

    Classical Music - Piano Accompanist

    by Gerald Moore
    by Gerald Moore

    Classical Music - Oboe

     (memoir)
    by Blair Tindall

    Classical Music - J. S. Bach

    by John Eliot Gardiner
    by Alfred D黵r

    Classical Music - Opera

    by Peter Fox Smith
    by Fred Plotkin
     
    by Sir Rudolf Bing
    by Joseph Volpe

    Classical Music Websites

    (Note: click the 'works' tab on a composer's page for 'highlights' of their oeuvre)

    (reviews of classical CDs)

    (another good source for basic repertoire)

    (reviews of classical CDs)


    Indian Classical Music

    by Ravi Shankar
    by Ravi Shankar
    by Ali Akbar Khan and George Ruckert
     

    Indian Classical Music - Web Links

    Indian Classical CD's


    Music Websites - Multiple Genres

     

     

       
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