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  • Mozart - Piano Concerto 20 & 21 (Speakers Corner) Mozart - Piano Concerto 20 & 21 (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Mozart - Piano Concerto 20 & 21 (Speakers Corner)

    Friedrich Gulda is known to all. He is the musical wizard with the embroidered cap, an artist who is equally at home in jazz, the Viennese lied, or the works of the Viennese Classic. Gulda might have only performed a small number of his Austrian compatriot's 27 piano concerto but with these few he certainly created a sensation. That the present recording of the Concertos Nos. 20 and 21, even after 25 years, is still regarded as ranking among the very best performances is something that can be heard after just a few bars. The minor-key first movement of No. 20 begins with a measured tempo and precise articulation, then the piano joins in with almost sober clarity and proceeds to lead a concentrated, tightly enmeshed conversation with the orchestra.



    The C major Concerto sparkles brightly with its thrilling, virtuoso part-writing and transparent, almost chamber-like instrumental ensemble. Details left only fleetingly touched and casual phrasing will be sought in vain in this highly analytical interpretation of Mozart's musical intentions. The listener will do well here to forget the popular concept of a fun-loving, high-spirited Mozart and to recognize the ardent, passionate side of the composer.



    Musicians:



    • Friedrich Gulda (piano)

    • Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Claudio Abbado (conductor)




    Recording: September 1974 at Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna, by GÜnter Hermanns

    Production: Rainer Brock





    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.



    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 20 in D Minor
    Allegro
    Romance
    Rondo


    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 21 in C Major, K. 467
    Allegro maestoso
    Andante
    Allegro vivace assai

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    $34.99
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  • Mozart Requiem (Speakers Corner) Mozart Requiem (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Mozart Requiem (Speakers Corner)

    Among all those sacred compositions that deal with the end of life, Mozart's Requiem penetrates one's heart and soul like no other apocalyptic work. One reason for this is surely the rather mysterious story surrounding its composition, a mixture of truth and legend, which arose during the arduous last months of the ailing Salzburg composer. Although the various developmental stages and the extent to which Mozart's pupils participated in the composition may never be fully clarified, the mystical power of the enigmatic fragments remains constant to this day.



    Sir Colin Davis lends an immediate relentlessness to the sounds of despair that is already apparent in the tense, pulsating opening bars, and which is taken to the very limits of playability in the climactic Dies irae. While the swift tempi might appear rather surprising, they serve to dampen any sort of opera-like sentimentality of which many recordings are guilty. The consolatory timbre in the vocal parts make them come across as oases of calm in the prevailing atmosphere of biting cold, fearsome drama, and flickering hope, all of which breathes musical life into this mass for the dead.



    Musicians:



    • Soloists

    • The John Alldis Choir

    • The BBC Symphony Orchestra

    • Sir Colin Davis (conductor)





    Recording: September 1967 at Watford Town Hall, London, by Martin Vos

    Production: Harold Lawrence




    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.



    1. Introitus
    2. Kyrie
    3. Sequentia
    4. Offertorium
    5. Sanctus
    6. Benedictus
    7. Agnus Dei
    8. Communio
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Wolfgang Schneiderhan - Mozart:Violinkonzerte No. 4 Wolfgang Schneiderhan - Mozart:Violinkonzerte No. 4 Quick View

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    Wolfgang Schneiderhan - Mozart:Violinkonzerte No. 4

    Here the Austrian violinist/conductor performs and conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in a pairing of Mozart's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 4 in D Major, K. 218 and Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 5 in A Major, K. 219. 180g vinyl pressing from Clearaudio.


    Musicians:


    Mozart (composer)

    Wolfgang Schneiderhan (violin/conductor)

    Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

    1. Allegro

    2. Andante cantabile

    3. Rondeau: Andante grazioso - Allegro ma non troppo Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 5 in A Major, K. 219

    4. Allegro aperto

    5. Adagio

    6. Rondeau: Tempo di Menuetto - Allegro



     

    Wolfgang Schneirderhan
    $44.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Mozart: Violin Concertos No. 4 & 5 Mozart: Violin Concertos No. 4 & 5 Quick View

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    Mozart: Violin Concertos No. 4 & 5

    Recorded With Nikolaus Harnoncourt & The Wiener Philharmoniker


    Pressed On 180-Gram Vinyl


    When Nikolaus Harnoncourt died in March 2016, the music world lost one of its most influential conductors. Deutsche Grammophon commemorates the first anniversary of his death presenting his remarkable historically informed recordings with Gidon Kremer and the Vienna Philharmonic on 180g vinyl.

    1. Allegro (Cadenza By Robert Levin)
    2. Andante cantabile (Cadenza By Robert Levin)
    3. Rondeau (Andante grazioso - Allegro ma non troppo) (Cadenza By Robert Levin)
    4. Allegro aperto

    5. Adagio

    6. Rondeau. Tempo di Menuetto
    Gidon Kremer
    $24.99
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  • Mozart: Mass in C Minor (Speakers Corner) Mozart: Mass in C Minor (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Mozart: Mass in C Minor (Speakers Corner)

    It is not often that incomplete works enjoy great popularity. And it is even rarer that a torso should exercise such great importance in music history, but this is the case with Mozart's Great Mass, K. 427. The C minor Mass is always spoken of as if it were complete: it is spoken of with reverence, eyes looking towards Heaven, lost in the beauty of the music, transported to celestial heights. Mozart combines the compositional style of the Baroque masters with the more modern style of the Viennese Classic. Lofty arioso sections alternate with tremendous choral sections for up to eight parts whose splendid and spectacular timbre broke the bounds of tradition and set new standards for the genre.



    This Mass is, of course, not merely performed but celebrated, as the Berlin RSO under its Principal Conductor Ferenc Fricsay has so admirably demonstrated in this recording. Precise entries, strict tempi, a polished orchestral timbre and vocal soloists so brilliant one might think they were standing in one's own front room lend this recording top marks for musical quality and repertoire value.




    Musicians:



    • Maria Stader

    • Hertha Töpper

    • Ernst Haefliger

    • Ivan Sardi

    • Chorus

    • The Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra

    • Ferenc Fricsay (conductor)




    Recording: September/ October 1967 at the Haus des Rundfunks, Berlin by Werner Wolf

    Production:Otto Gerdes





    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.



    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Mozart: Requiem Mozart: Requiem Quick View

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    Mozart: Requiem

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart left a major work unfinished when he died in Vienna in December 1791, just a few weeks short of his 36th birthday. In a strange yet poetic irony it was the setting of the Requiem Mass.


    Many myths have grown up around the Requiem and the last few months of the composer's life. Over recent decades, Amadeus, the play by Peter Shaffer that became an Oscar-winning movie in 1984, has played a key role in perpetuating and amplifying them.


    This recording features Helen Donath, soprano, Christa Ludwig, mezzo-soprano, Robert Tear, tenor, and Robert Lloyd, bass.

    1. Mozart: Mass No. 19 in D Minor, K. 626, 'Requiem': I. Requiem aeternam
    2. Mozart: Mass No. 19 in D Minor, K. 626, 'Requiem': III. Dies irae
    3. Mass No. 19 in D minor K626, 'Requiem' (1998 Digital Remaster): Tuba mirum
    4. Mass No. 19 in D minor K626, 'Requiem' (1998 Digital Remaster): Rex tremendae
    5. Mass No. 19 in D minor K626, 'Requiem' (1998 Digital Remaster): Agnus Dei
    6. Mass No. 19 in D minor K626, 'Requiem' (1998 Digital Remaster): Confutatis
    7. Mozart: Mass No. 19 in D Minor, K. 626, 'Requiem': VII. Lacrimosa
    8. Mass No. 19 in D minor K626, 'Requiem' (1998 Digital Remaster): Domine Jesu
    9. Mass No. 19 in D minor K626, 'Requiem' (1998 Digital Remaster): Hostias
    10. Mass No. 19 in D minor K626, 'Requiem' (1998 Digital Remaster): Sanctus
    11. Mass No. 19 in D minor K626, 'Requiem' (1998 Digital Remaster): Benedictus
    12. Mass No. 19 in D minor K626, 'Requiem' (1998 Digital Remaster): Agnus Dei
    Carlo Maria Giulini
    $22.99
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  • Mozart: Gran Partita Mozart: Gran Partita Quick View

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    Mozart: Gran Partita

    Can a small ensemble perform a monumental work? Absolutely, as is demonstrated so impressively by Mozart's Serenade for Winds in B flat major, K. 361. Just a handful of musicians - 13 in all - enchant us for well over 45 minutes with a superb and inimitable serenade of symphonic proportions. In this highly original composition one must constantly admire the thrilling presence of the players who perform brilliantly both as soloists and in pairs. Bowing to the traditions of the Viennese Divertimento, Mozart unfolds his artistic and entertaining ideas before his good-humoured audience, both those of then and of now. The small forms, such as the courtly Minuet and the cheerful Laendler, provide a marked contrast to the sanctified Adagio and the blithe Rondo-Finale in the manner of a drinking song.
    The Stuttgart Winds perform with freshness and inspiration, and the sound is further enhances by Tacet's recording engineer Andreas Spreer, using half-speed mastering to achieve the best-possible sound. The contemporary author Johann Friedrich Schink would have had much pleasure from this deceleration of speed that improves the quality of sound; he described his pleasure at a concert in the following words: » every instrument was played by a maestro - oh what an effect - glorious and grandiose, inspired and sublime.«


    Recording: October 2012 by Andreas Spreer

    Production: Andreas Spreer

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade in B-flat major, KV 361 (Gran Partita) - Stuttgart Winds
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    $34.99
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  • Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Speakers Corner) Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Speakers Corner)

    Mozart wrote the Divertimento No. 1 at the age of six, while A Musical Joke and Eine kleine Nachtmusik were composed shortly before his death.



    From what one hears, apparently only a few music lovers enjoy listening to Eine kleine Nachtmusik. Far too often has it been performed routinely rather than being filled with life. This recording is quite different: living up to his reputation, Karl MÜnchinger proves that this favourite can be imbued with significance.



    The historical roote of the serenade lie in the suite which consists of varied contrasting dance movements. In the spirit of this tradition, MÜnchinger offers a clear and unfussed interpretation which is absolutely credible and has a freshness rarely heard. The ensemble plays both cheerfully and and wittily. In A Musical Joke, Mozart parodies amateurish composers of his own era, and the orchestra quite obviously participates in the fun.
    This LP is distinguished by its musical and tonal balance and is one of DECCA's best sound recordings.





    Musicians:



    • Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra

    • Karl MÜnchinger (conductor)




    Recording: November 1960, Victoria Hall at Geneva by Roy Wallace

    Production: James Walker





    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.


    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 35 & 41 (Speakers Corner) Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 35 & 41 (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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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!


    Musicians:


    • 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.


    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

    Bruno Walter
    $34.99
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  • Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante (Speakers Corner) Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante (Speakers Corner)

    "Now I am going to compose a Sinfonia concertante", wrote Mozart to his father, quite unsuspecting that his contribution to this hybrid of concerto and symphony would not bring the immediate approval and success to which he was accustomed. But opinions have changed drastically since then, especially since the Sinfonia concertante K. 364 has far greater depth to it than its title suggests. The wealth of melodic ideas, subtly allotted alternately to the soloist and the orchestra, testifies to the fact that this is one of Mozart's mature orchestral masterpieces which he composed while in Vienna.



    The superb performers in this DECCA recording guarantee that the listener will not only enjoy the deceptive merriment of the outer movements but will be deeply moved by the sad Andante. What bad luck for rival performances! But when father and son take up their bows, this is the recording to beat all recordings!



    On the B side, the Duo for Violin and Viola, K. 423 is a welcome bonus since it offers a wonderful opportunity for a display of virtuosity and counterpoint. And of course the old question pops up once again as to who is the better master of his instrument: father or son? The answer is simple: neither the one nor the other! - Both, of course!



    Musicians:



    • David and Igor Oistrakh

    • The Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Kyrill Kondrashin (conductor)




    Recording: September 1963 at DECCA Studio No. 3 in West Hampstead, London by Kenneth Wilkinson

    Production: Erik Smith und Ray Minshull





    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.



    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Retrospective Retrospective Quick View

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    Retrospective

    An 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]
    6. Stillness
    7. Speak Memory
    8. Memory Games
    9. Adagio religioso
    Hilary Hahn
    $38.99
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  • Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 / Mozart: Symphony No. 36 (Speakers Corner) Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 / Mozart: Symphony No. 36 (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 / Mozart: Symphony No. 36 (Speakers Corner)

    Eugen Jochum was a modest man who did not use the media to draw attention to himself but rather to document his musical intentions. And right from the very beginning he focussed on magnitude. Aged only 23, he made his debut in Munich with Bruckner's Symphony No. 7 and so laid the foundations for his lifelong devotion to the Austrian composer's works, as is demonstrated by his complete recording of the Symphonies that was made during the years 1958-1967. The present account of the Fifth Symphony was recorded roughly half way through his thorough exploration and study of Bruckner's symphonic works. From the very beginning, the Concertgebouw Orchestra strides majestically towards the Finale with its sonorous brass sound in the chorale, and fugal sections. A divine atmosphere is guaranteed - quite literally - by the work being performed in the hallowed halls of the Benedictine Abbey in Ottobeuren to celebrate its foundation 1200 years ago.



    Jochum's fresh and scholarly account of Mozart's "Linz" Symphony reminds us of his superb mastery of the Viennese Classics. The music, which ranges from festive cheerfulness to abrupt gloominess, is resolutely conducted - with the happy result that the hackneyed image of Jochum as an otherworldly specialist of the Romantic era is completely abolished. Measured against the conductor's self-concept as a universal medium for expressing the ideas of the great maestros, the present recording is a befitting portrait of his superb versatility on the rostrum.





    Recording: May 1964 at Benedictiner Abbey, Ottobeuren, Germany, by Henk Jansen

    Production: Jaap van Ginneke



    Format: 2LPs 33rpm



    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.



    1. Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 in B flat major
    2. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 36 in C major, K.425 (Linz)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    $69.99
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  • Mozart - Symphony 40 & 41 (Speakers Corner) Mozart - Symphony 40 & 41 (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Mozart - Symphony 40 & 41 (Speakers Corner)

    Like all the works he composed during his extremely productive years in Vienna, Mozart's last two symphonies are remarkable for their ambitious and demanding individuality, despite the fact that they were written in the amazingly short space of only six weeks. Any inference to the dire circumstances in which the composer was living at the time might possibly be detected in the grave character of Symphony No. 40 in G minor. The so-called Jupiter-Symphony, however, which owes its name to the Roman god, brims over with an endless joy of life. The powerful final movement with its combination of fugal technique, rondo and sonata form is quite rightly regarded as a unique compositional achievement in the classical era.
    The Mozart specialist Carlo Maria Giulini, who only enters the recording studio when he is quite totally sure of a thing, has set down a performance here which does without orchestral fireworks and concentrates on a seemingly endless flow of melody. The orchestral playing is light, airy and unpretentious, the strings as soft as silk - what more could Mozart have wished for.



    Musicians:



    • New Philharmonia Orchestra

    • Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor)




    Recording: October/ November 1965 at Kingsway Hall, London by Kenneth Wilkinson

    Production: Ray Minshull





    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.



    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    $34.99
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  • Mozart - Clarinet Concerto - Horn Concerto (Speakers Corner) (Awaiting Repress) Mozart - Clarinet Concerto - Horn Concerto (Speakers Corner) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Mozart - Clarinet Concerto - Horn Concerto (Speakers Corner) (Awaiting Repress)

    The amazing skill of two great virtuosos, Joseph Leutgeb and Anton Stadler, inspired Mozart to compose the concertos heard here. Made in 1959, this DECCA recording gives us an excellent idea of how the concertos would have sounded in Mozart's day, thanks to two of today's very best instrumentalists - the clarinettist Gervase de Peyer and the horn player Barry Tuckwell.



    Amazing lightness, warmth of tone and perfect intonation are the hallmarks of the soloist and London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Peter Maag in the clarinet concerto, which Mozart completed only a few weeks before his death. The two horn concertos heard here were also written during Mozart's final creative period in Vienna. Just one hearing is enough to let them be remembered for all time - for these concertos employ to the full the horn's rich and widely varied range of expression. Broad arching melodies, tripping runs and merry hunting calls in the final movements guarantee musical enjoyment, and for this we owe our thanks to both the past and present masters of their instruments in this delightful recording.





    Musicians:



    • Gervase de Peyer (clarinet)

    • Barry Tuckwell (horn)

    • London Symphony Orchestra

    • Peter Maag (conductor)




    Recording: November 1959 at Kingsway Hall, London by Kenneth E. Wilkinson
    Production: Ray Minshull





    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.



    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    $34.99
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  • Bruch - Concerto in G Minor / Mozart - Concerto in D Major (Pre-Order) Bruch - Concerto in G Minor / Mozart - Concerto in D Major (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Bruch - Concerto in G Minor / Mozart - Concerto in D Major (Pre-Order)

    RCA Living Stereo Classical LPs - The Gold Standard For Top Quality Orchestral Performance And Sound!


    Remastered From The Original Master Tape And Cut At 33 1/3 Rpm By Ryan Smith At Sterling Sound


    Lacquers Plated By Gary Salstrom And Pressed On 200-Gram Vinyl At Quality Record Pressings!


    RCA Living Stereo Reissue Series No. 2 - 25 Newly-Remastered Classical Mainstays!


    Analogue Productions' RCA Living Stereo Reissue Series No. 2, with 25 newly remastered mainstay classical albums, will delight and astound your ears with their clarity and warm, rich tone. As with our first highly-regarded LSC series, shortcomings of previous editions have been improved upon - from the mastering, to the LP pressing, to the sharp-looking glossy heavyweight Stoughton Printing tip-on jackets that faithfully duplicate the original artwork, Living Stereo logo, Shaded Dog label and all!


    Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound from the original 2-track master tapes, cut at 33 1/3, and plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings - makers of the world's finest-sounding vinyl LPs, - no other editions match these for the quietest 200-gram platters available.


    Violinist Jascha Heifetz, playing with the New Symphony Orchestra of London, conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent. Heifetz was the leading figure among the extraordinary group of Russian Jews who dominated violin playing in the second and third quarters of the 20th century.


    As a technician he had no superior, and, of all the artists of his time and later, only two or three could even offer a challenge to his electrifying precision of execution. His diamond-point tone and quick vibrato afforded his playing a clarity of line that some felt was almost too perfect, even cold. Most conductors and other violinists - and audiences - felt differently and a Heifetz concert inevitably drew sell-out crowds.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Bruch: Concerto For Violin And Orchestra No. 1 In G Minor, Op. 26
    1. Vorspiel. Allegro Moderato; Adagio
    2. Satz: Adagio
    3. Satz: Finale. Allegro Energico
    Mozart: Concerto In D Major Nr. 4, KV 218
    4. Satz: Allegro
    5. Satz: Andante Cantabile
    6. Satz: Rondeau
    Sir Malcolm Sargent
    $34.99
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  • Mozart: Die Zauber Flote (The Magic Flute) Mozart: Die Zauber Flote (The Magic Flute) Quick View

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    Mozart: Die Zauber Flote (The Magic Flute)

    Karl Bohm conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and vocal accompaninists Evelyn Lear (soprano), Roberta Peters (soprano), Lisa Otto (soprano), Fritz Wunderlich (tenor), Dietrich Fischer-Diesku (baritone) and Franz Crass (bass) on a performance of Mozart's Die Zauber Flote (The Magic Flute). 180g vinyl pressing from Clearaudio.


    Musicians:


    Mozart (composer)

    Karl Bohm (conductor)

    Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

    Evelyn Lear (soprano)

    Roberta Peters (soprano)

    Lisa Otto (soprano)

    Fritz Wunderlich (tenor)

    Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

    Franz Crass (bass)

    1. Ouveture

    2. Zu Hilfe! Zu Hilfe!

    3. Der Vogelfanger bin ich ja

    4. Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schon

    5. O zittre nicht, mein leiber Sohn

    6. Bei Mannern, welche Liebe fuhlen

    7. O Isis und Osiris

    8. Alles fuhlt der Lieve Freuden

    9. Der Holle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen

    10. In diesen heil'gen Hallen

    11. Seid uns zum zweiten Mal wilkommen

    12. Ach, ich fuhl's, es ist verschwunden

    13. O Isis und Osiris

    14. Ein Madchen oder Weibchen

    15. Pa-pa-pa

    16. Die Strahlen der Sonne / Heil sei euch

    Geweihten

    Karl Bohm
    $44.99
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  • Mozart: Piano Concerto No.25 & No.20 Mozart: Piano Concerto No.25 & No.20 Quick View

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    Mozart: Piano Concerto No.25 & No.20

    The first new release for ten years from Martha Argerich and Claudio Abbado is their first ever album of concertos by Mozart. The legendary pianist and conductor add the sublime music of Mozart to their unrivalled, multi award-winning DG discography of concertos by Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Ravel, Prokofiev, Beethoven and Liszt.


    Both concertos were recorded with Claudio Abbado's Orchestra Mozart, at concert performances at the 2013 Lucerne Festival that had critics searching
    for new superlatives. The album contrasts two very different works. Written in D minor, the key of the Queen Of the Night and the opening of Mozart's Requiem, the darkly dramatic No.20, K.466 has a stormy, operatic temperament that looks forward eighteen months to the premiere of Don Giovanni.


    With its majestic and radiant opening and a march famously reminiscent of the Marseillaise, No.25 in C major, K.503 is the culmination of the twelve transcendent concertos Mozart wrote in Vienna between 1784 and 1786. This release is Martha Argerich's first recording of solo concertos by Mozart on Deutsche Grammophon.

    1. Allegro maestoso [Live]
    2. Andante [Live]
    3. Allegretto [Live]
    4. Allegro [Live]
    5. Romance [Live]
    6. Rondo (Allegro assai) [Live]
    Martha Argerich / Claudio Abbado / Orchestra Mozart
    $25.99
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  • Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 17 & 21 Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 17 & 21 Quick View

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    Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 17 & 21

    Ashkenazy's cycle is unique in that one experiences the subtle shades of Mozart's music . . . Ashkenazy . . .uncovers all manner of subtle musical expression beneath the music's surfaces . . . he displays an independence of thought and spirit that has one rethinking what this music is about. - BBC Music Magazine
    Mozart: Piano Concerto No.21 in C Major, K.467
    1. Allegro
    2. Andante
    3. Allegro vivace assai


    Mozart: Piano Concerto No.17 in G Major, K.453
    4. Allegro
    5. Andante
    6. Allegretto - Finale: Presto

    Vladimir Ashkenazy
    $25.99
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  • Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 24 Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 24 Quick View

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    Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 24

    In January 2016, Decca celebrated Alfred Brendel's artistic achievements by releasing his complete Philips
    recordings in a single 114 CD set for the first time.


    Now, Decca proudly presents iconic Brendel albums from the
    analogue era on 180g heavyweight vinyl. Presented with original artwork and pressed at optimal GmbH, each
    release has been carefully mastered from original analogue sources at Abbey Road Studios. This LP includes
    Mozart's Piano Concertos K.466 and K.491.

    1. Allegro
    2. Romance
    3. Rondo (Allegro Assai)
    4. Allegro
    5. Larghetto
    6. Allegretto
    Alfred Brendel
    $24.99
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  • Mozart: Notturno for Four Orchestras (Speakers Corner) Mozart: Notturno for Four Orchestras (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Mozart: Notturno for Four Orchestras (Speakers Corner)

    Bad weather in Salzburg, particularly during the dark and wet months of December and January, placed a large role in the creation of Mozart's Notturni. Domestic music-making offered the upper classes a little cheer during the dreary winter months. Serenades by the Salzburg maestro were performed for entertainment and greatly influenced chamber and symphonic music.



    The Overture to Lucio Silla is from an opera which tells the story of the bloody political dispute of the Roman general Lucio Silla. This highly developed work deviated from the norms of compositions, and this was perhaps the reason why it was not as popular in Milan as Mozart's other works with the result that he receoved no more commissions from Italian opera houses.



    The music written for the historical drama Thamos, König von Ägypten was unique for Mozart, although this kind of music was not unusual for its day. The so-called entr'actes served to fill the time between scenes or acts.



    Peter Maag and the London Symphony Orchestra stage an excellent performance with their exquisite tone, exemplary dynamics and shaping of this wonderful music which reveals the splendidly colourful scores of one of the greatest musical phenomena: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.



    Recording: December 1959 at Kingsway Hall by Kenneth E. Wilkinson / Production: Erik Smith




    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.

    1. Andante
    2. Allegretto garzoso
    3. Minuetto
    4. Marcia
    5. Minuetto, Rondo
    6. Molto Allegro
    7. Andante
    8. Molto Allegro
    9. Maestoso
    10. Andante
    11. Allegro
    12. Allegro vivace assai
    Peter Maag with London Symphony Orchestra
    $34.99
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  • Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 11 & 20 (Speakers Corner) Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 11 & 20 (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 11 & 20 (Speakers Corner)

    If you want to get to the bottom of the cheerfulness and gallantry in Mozart's oeuvre, you can do no better than taking as a contrast one of his compositions that has always been described as gloomy and demonic.

    Putting aside the often-cited vocal heavyweights such as Don Giovanni and Requiem, Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466 occupies a distinguished position as a resonant counterpart to the charming music he wrote for social occasions in that it takes on a new dimension in his instrumental music. The choice of a minor key, unusual for a concerto, lends a dramatic tone to the composition, whereby the soloist and orchestra engage with one another in sharp contrast. Rudolf Serkin, one of the greatest interpreters of Mozart's piano works, allows the immense energy of this concerto to slip through his fingers with due care. He battles his way through the weighty first movement with enthusiasm and verve, lets his fingertips dance daintily through the cantilena of the Romance, and then rousingly celebrates the passionate and fiery Finale with a bell-like touch.

    On the reverse side the Festival Orchestra rounds off this inspiring performance with the filigree and charmingly effervescent Concerto in F major, K. 413 from Mozart's Viennese period - as cheerful as it is gallant.

    Musicians:

    • Rudolf Serkin (piano)
    • The Marlboro Festival Orchestra conducted by Alexander Schneider

    Recording: August 1957 in Marlboro, VT

    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.


    Piano Concerto No. 20 In D Minor

    I- Allegro
    II- Romance
    III- Rondo; Allegro Assai
    Piano Concerto No. 11 In F Major
    I- Allegro
    II- Larghetto
    III- Tempo Di Menuetto
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    $34.99
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  • Mozart: Concerto For Piano And Orchestra No. 19 & 27 (Speakers Corner) Mozart: Concerto For Piano And Orchestra No. 19 & 27 (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Mozart: Concerto For Piano And Orchestra No. 19 & 27 (Speakers Corner)

    In spite of the varying degrees of popularity of Mozart's numerous piano concertos, no one would seriously consider ranking them by quality. It would certainly prove an impossible task, for each and every one of these intense yet often playful compositions could be considered the most perfect of its genre. In view of this, one should concentrate on each work's highly individual character and this can hardly be more contrasting than in the present two pieces. Thanks to the joyous, energetic disposition of No. 19 in F major, K. 259, it appears to be filled with the exuberant spirit of Mozart's Viennese period - a time when he amazed audiences with his dexterity at the keyboard. As a contrast, the mood of the late No. 27 in B flat major, K. 595, which was performed in a small circle, is introvert and mellow. The old adage that Mozart's final concerto was a gesture of farewell and filled with a premonition of death is certainly not substantiated by Haskil and Fricsay's performance. Through the subtle and flowing clarity of her piano part under the tense and elastic opposition of the orchestra, the soloist banishes the question of the end of time into the background and so pays hommage to the relaxed and self-assured mastery of the Salzburg composer.





    Musicians:



    • Clara Haskil (piano)

    • Bayerisches Staatsorchester

    • Ferenc Fricsay (conductor)




    Recording: September 1955 at Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, by Harald Baudis and May 1957 at Herkules Saal, Munich by Werner Wolf

    Production: Wolfgang Lohse / Otto Gerdes




    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.



    1. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 19 F major, K. 459
    2. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 27 B flat major, K. 595
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    $34.99
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    Being

    Mozart's Sister - the solo project of Montreal's Caila Thompson-Hannant she started back in early 2011 - delights in making glittering, celebratory pop with an underlying strain of brittle, claustrophobic energy. By marrying the accessible with the decidedly off-kilter, she displays a similar vigor and charisma to female contemporaries Grimes and tUnE-yArDs, both of whom too learned their trade among the same fertile hometown scene as her.


    Since attracting a ton of buzz for her entrancing live shows and for first EP Hello, Mozart's Sister (aka Caila Thompson-Hannant) has been head-down in her bedroom writing her debut album. For anyone who's been following her work - and for new listeners - Being is Mozart's Sister expressing macrocosmic ideas about life with panache and abundant hooks.


    Inspired by Discovery-era Daft Punk, Post-era Bjork, and Betty Davis, Caila produced, recorded and wrote the album using a cheap sound card and Ableton software, approaching it with a do-it-all-by-my-self ideology.


    Being is fundamentally a pop record. But if you're looking to catalog her music more than that, you're going to have a hard time; Caila describes Being as an intentionally fractured album. "It was far reaching. Things didn't always connect, but that was part of the whole idea," she says. Which is representative of the best music, and maybe the best of life: looking for order in chaos, not always finding it, and living with whatever happens next.

    1. Good Thing Bad Thing
    2. Enjoy
    3. Faif
    4. Lone Wolf
    5. A Move
    6. Bow a Kiss
    7. Salty Tear
    8. Do It to Myself (Run Run)
    9. Don't Leave It to Me
    10. My House Is Wild
    11. Chained Together
    Mozart's Sister
    $16.99
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    The Salzburg Recital

    W. A. MOZART

    Piano Sonatas KV 280 · KV 332


    FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN

    24 PrÉludes op. 28

    2 Mazurkas op. 68 No. 2 · op. 63 No. 3


    ALEXANDER SCRIABIN

    2 Poèmes op. 69


    JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU

    Les Sauvages


    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

    Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 639

    LP 1
    Side 1: The Salzburg Recital


    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
    Piano Sonata No.2 In F, K.280
    1. Allegro assai 7:42
    2. Adagio 9:52
    3. Presto 4:16
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    Side 2: The Salzburg Recital


    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
    Piano Sonata No.12 In F, K.332
    1. Allegro 10:31
    2. Adagio 5:42
    3. Allegro assai 10:50
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    LP2
    Side 1: The Salzburg Recital


    FrÉdÉric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
    24 PrÉludes, Op.28
    1. In C Major 0:53
    2. In A Minor 2:29
    3. In G Major 0:58
    4. In E Minor 2:21
    5. In D Major 0:34
    6. In B Minor 2:21
    7. In A Major 0:45
    8. In F Sharp Minor 1:56
    9. In E Major 1:23
    10. In C Sharp Minor 0:41
    11. In B Major 0:57
    12. In G Sharp Minor 1:16
    13. In F Sharp Major 3:51
    14. In E Flat Minor 0:39
    15. In D Flat Major (Raindrop) 7:11
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    Side 2: The Salzburg Recital


    FrÉdÉric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
    24 PrÉludes, Op.28
    16. In B Flat Minor 1:05
    17. In A Flat Major 3:45
    18. In F Minor 1:07
    19. In E Flat Major 1:16
    20. In C Minor 1:45
    21. In B Flat Major 2:27
    22. In G Minor 1:01
    23. In F Major 1:06
    24. In D Minor 2:59
    Alexander Scriabin (1872 - 1915)
    10. Poème, Op.69 No.1 2:06
    FrÉdÉric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
    11. Mazurka In A Minor, Op.68 No.2 3:47
    Alexander Scriabin (1872 - 1915)
    12. Poème, Op.69 No.2 1:35
    FrÉdÉric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
    13. Mazurka In C Sharp Minor, Op.63 No.3 2:43
    Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683 - 1764)
    Premier Livre de pieces de clavecin
    Suite In G Minor-Major (1728)
    14. Les Sauvages 1:45
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
    15. Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639

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