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RetrospectiveAn artist portrait curated by Hilary Hahn herself, Retrospective features recordings from Deutsche Grammophon artist as well as almost 30 minutes of new, unreleased material Mozart’s Violin Sonata K. 379 and new recordings of three tracks from her Encores album. Hahn’s social media platforms, the Retrospective artwork and packaging were designed by her fans.1. Adagio - Allegro [Live]
2. Andantino Cantabile [Live]
3. Allegretto [Live]
4. Hilary’s Hoedown [Live]
5. Mercy [Live]
7. Speak Memory
8. Memory Games
9. Adagio religioso
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Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 35 & 41 (Speakers Corner)Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 35 K. 385 ("Haffner") and 41 K. 551 ("Jupiter")
At flea markets in the colourful, pre-digital era, one could occasionally find Bruno Walter’s Mozart recordings amongst other 'rarities'. Thin vinyl discs of dubious origin changed hands for a small sum, the cheap bootleg recording gave up the ghost after just a few rounds on the turntable and then vanished into thin air. What remained, however, was a musical impression that – from that moment onwards – influenced what one expected when listening to Mozart’s symphonies. Is it the unifying sound with which Walter so harmonically interweaves the slender serenade-like character with the great symphonic idea in the "Haffner" Symphony? Does the magic of the fast finale, which Mozart wanted »to be played as swiftly as possible«, lie in the brisk tempo or in its clear structure?
An answer to this and other questions is given by this new release of the Symphonies No. 35 and the unique "Jupiter". The latter was a linchpin in the history of the genre; it not only terminated and consummated Mozart’s creative period but also opened – as the first monumental piece – the way to the great symphonic works of the 19th century. The tightly knit finale in particular, with its sparkling mixture of strict counterpoint and galant style, is highly captivating thanks to its spirited and motivated, yet never overhasty, rendering, which can be enjoyed time and again on this production. And that’s guaranteed!
- The Columbia Symphony Orchestra conducted by Bruno Walter
Recording: January 1959 and February 1960 in Legion Hall, Hollywood (CA)
About Speakers Corner
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s – or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky“), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects – excluding the exception above – and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.
This title is not eligible for discount.Symphony No. 41, In C Major, K. 551 ("Jupiter")
I - Allegro Vivace
II - Andante Cantabile
III - Menuetto
IV - Finale
Symphony No. 35, In D Major, K. 385 ("Haffner")
I - Allegretto Con Spirito
II - Andante
III - Menuetto
IV - Finale: Presto
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PianoBenny Andersson of ABBA releases his new solo album on Deutsche Grammophon, Piano, now available on vinyl. Piano is an instrumental piano album featuring Andersson performing pieces from his entire career, including selections from ABBA, songs from his musicals (Chess, Kristina från Duvemåla) and contemporary solo works.LP 1
1.I Let The Music Speak
2.You And I
4.Thank You For The Music
5.Stockholm By Night
2.The Day Before You Came
3.Someone Else's Story
1.I Wonder (Departure)
4.My Love, My Life
4.En Skrift I Snön
5.Happy New Year
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Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker“Tchaikovsky's ballets form a wonderful part of his musical expression – perhaps the most wonderful of all … Such were my thoughts as I listened to this enchanting new recording of the Nutcracker by André Previn and the LSO. As an account of the music it seems to me a wonderfully judged combination of skill and affection … [It] is certainly a performance whose strength comes from its simple eloquence – and there is nothing that can make any music sound better than that … There is a poised and sustained rapture about this performance from end to end that is the very definition of good conducting.” -Gramophone, January 1973LP 1
1. The Nutcracker, Op. 71: Miniature Overture
2. The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 1: Decoration Of The Christmas Tree
3. The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 1: March
4. The Nutcracker, Op. 71: Children's Galop And Entry Of The Parents
5. The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 1: Arrival Of Drosselmayer
6. The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 1: The Nutcracker And Grandfather Dance
7. The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 1: Departure Of The Guests (Clara And The Nutcracker)
8. The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 1: The Battle And Transformation Scene
9. The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 1: The Forest Of Fir Trees In Winter (Journey Through The Snow)
10. The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 1: Waltz Of The Snowflakes
1. The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 2: The Enchanted Palace Of The Kingdom Of Sweets (The Magic Castle)
2. The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 2: Arrival Of Clara And The Nutcracker
3. The Nutcracker, Op. 71: Act 2: Divertissement: Chocolate (Spanish Dance)
4. The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 2: Divertissement: Coffee (Arab Dance)
5. The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 2: Divertissement: Tea (Chinese Dance)
6. The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 2: Divertissement - Trepak (Russian Dance)
7. The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 2: Divertissement - Dance Of The Mirlitons (Flutes)
8. The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 2: Divertissement: Mother Gigogne And The Clowns
9. The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 2: Waltz Of The Flowers
10. The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 2: Pas De Deux (The Prince And The Sugar-plum Fairy): Pas De Deux
11. The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 2: Pas De Deux (The Prince And The Sugar-plum Fairy): Variation I (Taran
12. The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 2: Pas De Deux (The Prince And The Sugar-plum Fairy) - Variation Ii (Dan
13. The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 2: Final Waltz & Apotheose
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Masterpieces200-Gram Vinyl LP Pressed At Quality Record Pressings
Mastered From The Original Analog Master Tapes By Kevin Gray At CoHEARent Audio
Stoughton Printing Old-Style Deluxe Film-lamination Tip-On Jacket
This is a gem of an audiophile record, a showcase for one of the truly great 20th century violinists — Nathan Milstein — whose skill and instrumental mastery matches peers more widely and famously known: Perlman, Heifetz, Haendel, Menuhin, Oistrakh, Szeryng and a handful of other soloists. Clean copies of this album remain super desirable and regularly fetch in excess of $500 from collectors.
The range of music undertaken in this collection — from the classical expression of Mozart to the salon civilities of Saint-Saëns — confirms what was served notice by Milstein’s American debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1929 — a young artist of special consequence had arrived among us. Here, Milstein is backed by The Concert Arts Orchestra conducted by Walter Susskind for this recording of violin and orchestra masterpieces.
Milstein was a Russian Empire-born virtuoso violinist and American immigrant. It was a concert by the 11-year- old Jascha Heifetz that inspired his parents to make a violinist out of Milstein. At age 7, he started violin studies (as suggested by his parents, to keep him out of mischief) with the eminent violin pedagogue Pyotr Stolyarsky, also the teacher of renowned violinist David Oistrakh. When Milstein was 11, Leopold Auer invited him to study at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. Milstein made his American debut in 1929 with Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra. He eventually settled in New York and became an American citizen, but toured repeatedly throughout Europe.
Milstein was a technical perfectionist, obsessed with articulating each note perfectly. He would spend long hours working out fingerings which would make passages sound more articulated. He arranged many works for violin and wrote his own cadenzas for many concertos. As a recording artist with Capitol Records, his discs of recital repertoire bloomed with musical taste and stylistic versatility.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Mozart: Adagio, K. 261
2. Mozart: Rondo, K. 373
3. Beethoven: Romance In F. Op, 50
4. Wieniawski: Legende
5. Novacek: Perpetual Motion
6. Stravinsky: Berceuse (The Firebird)
7. Saint-Saens: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
$34.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - SealedBuy Now