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  • Schubert: Trout Quintet Schubert: Trout Quintet Quick View

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    Schubert: Trout Quintet

    Sviatoslav Richter is universally acknowledged to be one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century, renowned for his virtuoso technique and the depth of his interpretations. Dmitri Shostakovich said about him: "Richter is an extraordinary phenomenon. The enormity of his talent staggers and enraptures. All the phenomena of musical art are accessible to him." He trained at the Moscow Conservatory under Heinrich Neuhaus, who considered Richter "already a complete artist, who had the ability to build a piece so that it seemed to lie before him like an immense landscape, revealed to the eye at a single glance.


    The Borodin Quartet was founded in 1945 at the Moscow Conservatoire - the first cellist a certain Mstislav Rostropovich was replaced after few weeks by Valentin Berlinsky - was also close to Shostakovich, who personally consulted them on each of his quartets. The Borodin Quartet, celebrated for penetrating phrase and warm sound, was Richter favorite chamber music partner.


    Georg Hörtnagel is a German double bassist who used to play with Bayerische Staatsoper during the Georg Solti era.


    About this Austrian live recording from June 1980 GRAMOPHONE said: "This is a performance of high quality. Sviatoslav Richter in particular precisely catches the cheerful mood of the music and the underlying shadows of which one should sometimes be conscious, and he plays those simple tunes in octaves so freshly that you'd think he'd only just discovered their charms."

    1. Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667, Trout: I. Allegro vivace
    2. Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667, Trout: II. Andante
    3. Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667, Trout: III. Scherzo (Presto)
    4. Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667, Trout: IV. Tema (Andantino)
    5. Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667, Trout: V. Finale (Allegro giusto)
    Sviatoslav Richter
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  • Schubert & Beethoven Schubert & Beethoven Quick View

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    Schubert & Beethoven

    Regarded as one of the world's leading pianists, Grigory Sokolov plays late masterworks by Schubert, including the much-loved Impromptus in A-flat and G-flat Major, and Beethoven's longest piano sonata, Piano Sonata No. 29 (Hammerklavier), finishing with six impeccable encores by Rameau and Brahms. This recording is culled from well-received concerts in Warsaw and Salzburg.
    1. Schubert - 4 Impromptus, Op.90, D.899 - No.1 In C Minor (Allegro molto moderato)

    2. Schubert - 4 Impromptus, Op.90, D.899 - No.2 In E Flat Major (Allegro) 5:46

    3. Schubert - 4 Impromptus, Op.90, D.899 - No.3 In G Flat Major (Andante) 5:25

    4. Schubert - 4 Impromptus, Op.90, D.899 - No.4 In A Flat Major (Allegretto)

    5. Schubert - 3 KlavierstÜcke, D.946 - No.1 In E Flat Minor (Allegro assai)

    6. Schubert - 3 KlavierstÜcke, D.946 - No.2 In E Flat (Allegretto)

    7. Schubert - 3 KlavierstÜcke, D.946 - No.3 In C (Allegro)

    8. Beethoven - Piano Sonata No.29 In B Flat, Op.106 -Hammerklavier- Allegro

    9. Beethoven - Piano Sonata No.29 In B Flat, Op.106 -Hammerklavier- Scherzo (Assai vivace - Presto - Prestissimo - Tempo I)

    10. Beethoven - Piano Sonata No.29 In B Flat, Op.106 -Hammerklavier- Adagio sostenuto

    11. Beethoven - Piano Sonata No.29 In B Flat, Op.106 -Hammerklavier- Largo - Allegro risoluto

    12. Rameau - Premier livre de pieces de clavecin Suite In D Minor-Major - Les tendres plaintes

    13. Rameau - Premier livre de pieces de clavecin Suite In D Minor-Major - Les tourbillons

    14. Rameau - Premier livre de pieces de clavecin Suite In D Minor-Major - Les cyclopes

    15. Rameau - Premier livre de pieces de clavecin Suite In D Minor-Major - La follette

    16. Rameau - Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin Suite In G Major - Les sauvages

    17. Brahms - Intermezzi, Op.117 - In B Flat Minor
    Grigory Sokolov
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  • Schubert: The Great C Major Symphony Schubert: The Great C Major Symphony Quick View

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    Schubert: The Great C Major Symphony

    A rare new vinyl release conducted by Claudio Abbado in 2011, a legendary conductor still missed by many in the
    concert hall and the studio. After Abbado's first performance of the work in Den Haag in 1966, he returned again and again to Schubert's "Great" C Major Symphony. 25 years after his first recording with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Abbado's new interpretation of this symphony reveals a wealth of new details, making it his definitive take on the work.
    LP1
    Schubert: The Great C Major Symphony, D. 944


    1. Andante - Allegro ma non troppo 16:28
    2. Andante con moto 15:28


    LP2
    Schubert: The Great C Major Symphony, D. 944


    1. Scherzo (Allegro vivace) 14:43
    2. Allegro vivace 16:05

    Claudio Abbado
    $34.99
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  • Schubert: Complete Trios For Piano And Cello (Speakers Corner) Schubert: Complete Trios For Piano And Cello (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Schubert: Complete Trios For Piano And Cello (Speakers Corner)

    Anyone who takes an interest in Schubert's late works will sooner or later come across clichÉ-like interpretations of his music that have been associated with a foreboding of his early death. Robert Schumann on the other hand was more objective when he looked at the score of Schubert's two great Piano Trios: he characterised that in E flat major as effectual, masculine and dramatic, and the sister work in B flat major as languishing, feminine and lyrical. Both masterpieces have in common highly varied movements, which must be approached with great insight, a deeply felt sustained lyricism, and a courageous approach as regards the bold themes. That this recording with the Beaux Arts Trio has taken on a benchmark status might well lie in the fact that the three musicians amalgamate romantic fire with analytical aplomb which results in Schubert pure. With their non-stop ebb and flow of melodies, wonderfully indulgent sound colouring and a fiery tour de force through the miraculously winding harmonic paths, the Beaux Arts Trio prove themselves to be among the very best of all Schubert interpreters.



    Having taken their final bow at a concert in Leipzig in September 2009 after 54 years, the time is certainly ripe for an audiophile re-release of this superb recording.





    Recording: February 1966





    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.

    1. Piano Trio In B Flat Major Sonata
    2. Piano Trio In E Flat Major Notturno
    3. Piano Trio In B Flat Major OP. 99
    4. Piano Trio In E Flat Major OP. 100
    Franz Schubert
    $69.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP- 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Schubert: String Quintet in C D956 Schubert: String Quintet in C D956 Quick View

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    Schubert: String Quintet in C D956

    When not composing songs, Franz Schubert was most at home with chamber music, not because he was a miniaturist, but because his most profound thoughts were most readily contained by smaller, more concentrated ensembles. His Quintet in C--by far the great work ever written for a string quartet with an extra cello--shows him at his summit with an ethereal second movement that often communicates the sense of spiritual suspended animation that the minimalists strive for but don't often achieve. The Emerson Quartet might seem a bit edgy for this assignment, but instead, the quartet delivers one of the best recordings of its career. Instead of just being swept away by its rapturous lyricism, the quartet probes the emotional depths and meaning of the music's gestures in concentrated, deeply felt performances. The piece is clearly a particular favorite of guest cellist Mstislav Rostropovich (he has recorded it several times before), but like most good chamber players, his presence isn't heard so much as it's felt. Perhaps he is responsible for the particular warmth of this performance. --David Patrick Stearns
    1. Allegro ma non troppo
    2. Adagio
    3. Scherzo. Presto. Trio. Andante sostenuto
    4. Allegretto - Più allegro
    Franz Schubert / Emerson String Quartet / Rostropovitch
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  • Schubert - Symphony 9 (Speakers Corner) Schubert - Symphony 9 (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Schubert - Symphony 9 (Speakers Corner)

    This is Schubert's longest symphony, and its music has been described as heavenly. The symphony is typically and specifically Schubertian in its form, occupying a position in the history of music between Beethoven, Bruckner and Mahler - right on the threshold which separates classicism from romanticism.



    It is hard to say if Josef Krips ever succeeded in making a finer recording. The presentation has a direct, unforced spontaneity, confirming that Krips had an intuitive understanding of Schubert's compositions. The orchestra plays with dynamic vivacity without ever sounding aggressive. The interpretation of the two final movements is delightful in its airy exhilaration: swaying in a dance-like rhythm, tripping lightly through virtually every key there is, and in between, in the Scherzo, the gravity of the trio. The Finale, again, is merry in character with triplets rushing past, and the listener revels in every single repetition as the magnificence of this work reveals itself.



    The inspired orchestra does full justice to the music and renders an interpretation in the Viennese tradition at its very best. This recording simply cannot be surpassed in terms of performance or sound quality - it is a must not only for the lover of Schubert's music.





    Musicians:



    • London Symphony Orchestra

    • Josef Krips (conductor)




    Recording: May 1958 at Kingsway Hall in London 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.




    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. First Movement: Andante
    2. First Movement: Allegro Ma Non Troppo
    3. Second Movement: Andante Conmoto
    4. Third Movement: Scherzo
    5. Fourth Movement: Allegro Vivace
    Josef Krips with London Symphony Orchestra
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Arpeggione Sonata Arpeggione Sonata Quick View

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    Arpeggione Sonata

    All Analogue AAA Recording


    Mastered by Kevin Gray from the Original Analogue Tapes


    Pressed at Pallas in Germany


    This release features Gary Karr performing with Harmon Lewis on piano for a group of classical pieces, folk songs, and carols by Schubert, Rachmaninoff, Saint-Saens, and more.


    Although it features Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata, the gem on this recording is a Canadian folksong, When I Wake Up in the Morning. It has been a staple encore piece of the Karr/Lewis Duo for 30 years since they lived in Nova Scotia.


    Gary Karr, acclaimed as the world's leading solo bassist (Time Magazine), is, in fact, the first solo doublebassist in history to make that pursuit a full-time career. It is a career that adds new lustre to his already lustrous 1611 Amati doublebass which was given to him by the widow of Serge Koussevitzky.


    Since his debut with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic in 1962, Karr has performed as soloist on six continents with orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Montreal Symphony, Simon Bolivar Orchestra (Caracas, Venezuela), Jerusalem Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, and with all the major orchestras of Australia.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Arpeggione Sonata
    1. 1st Mov.: Allegro moderato
    2. 2nd Mov.: Adagio
    3. 3rd Mov.: Allegretto


    Segei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
    4. Vocalise, Op.34 No.14


    Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)
    5. Le Cygne


    Scott Joplin (1867-1917)
    6. The Entertainer


    Rentaro Taki (1879-1903)
    7. Kojo No Tsuki
    8. When I Wake Up In The Morning


    Three Catalonian Carols
    9. El Noi De La Mare
    10. Fum, Fum, Fum
    11. El Cant Dels Ocells

    Gary Karr
    $49.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 21 in B Flat; Wanderer Fantasy Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 21 in B Flat; Wanderer Fantasy Quick View

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    Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 21 in B Flat; Wanderer Fantasy

    Mastered From The Original Analogue Tapes.


    Decca celebrates pianist Alfred Brendel's artistic achievements - and 85th Birthday - by presenting four iconic solo albums from the analogue era on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl pressed at optimal GmbH. Each vinyl release has been lovingly mastered from the original analogue tapes. This release includes two works by Schubert: the Piano Sonata no. 21 in B flat and the Wanderer Fantasy.

    1. Molto moderato
    2. Andante sostenuto
    3. Scherzo (Allegro vivace con delicatezza)
    4. Allegro ma non troppo
    5. Fantasy in C Major, Wanderer
    Alfred Brendel
    $25.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Schubert: Trout Quintet (Speakers Corner) (Columbia) Schubert: Trout Quintet (Speakers Corner) (Columbia) Quick View

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    Schubert: Trout Quintet (Speakers Corner) (Columbia)

    Ever since its foundation by Rudolf Serkin in 1950, the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont, USA has acted as a refuge, oasis and melting pot for promising composers and performers of the times. And to this very day, young musicians from all over the globe come together for seven weeks to test their prowess, to learn from one another, and to receive tips and final polish from more experienced colleagues, quite in the spirit and traditions of this summer academy.



    Rudolf Serkin himself not only stood behind this particular recording of Schubert's Trout but also took over the piano part. His renowned crisp and precise style of playing draws the four string players into the eddies of the first movement and causes the lively rising and falling chains of chords to whirl through the swiftly changing harmonies. The strings nestle together as though magnetised, striking out in broad arches of melody, then changing as quick as a flash from the role as soloists to pulsating accompanists who are always joyfully prepared to catch on to a new melody in the part writing. Both the Andante and the fourth movement, a theme and variations on Schubert's lied The Trout which lends its name to the work, flow along with a highly cultivated tone that is mellow yet not over-sweet. The dancelike Finale is fresh and exciting, with the musicians taking up repeats of musical material from the previous movements and thus imparting a cyclical effect to the work. This festive Schubertiade from the heart of chamber music will certainly have delighted maestro Schubert.



    Musicians:



    • Rudolf Serkin (piano)

    • Jaime Laredo (violin)

    • Philipp Naegele (viola)

    • Leslie Parnas (cello)

    • Julius Levine (bass)


    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.

    Franz Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 ("Trout-Quintet)
    Franz Schubert
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Live At Carnegie Hall Live At Carnegie Hall Quick View

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    Live At Carnegie Hall

    This is a dazzling recital, taped live at Carnegie Hall in November 2003--complete with applause. Lang Lang's virtuosity is almost frightening: the Liszt Reminiscenses du Don Juan is a showpiece when played normally. Here, Lang plays it to its extremes, with soft passages amazingly soft and subtly delineated and the bigger moments heaven-thundering. And it is played so fast, and so accurately (a cascade of notes in mid-La ci darem la mano sounds like a waterfall), that it leaves the listener breathless--surely just what Liszt wanted. In a Haydn sonata, Lang's classical line is impeccable, but he's not afraid to shine through the music and embellish occasionally. The Schumann Traumerei is suitably dreamy and hushed; Schubert's Wanderer Fantasy, a real crowd-pleaser, is just that--beautifully played, familiar yet fresh sounding. And an encore, with Lang's father playing a two-string fiddle called the erhu, is a fascinating look into Eastern music. There's more and it's stunning--and highly recommended for all admirers of great piano playing. --Robert Levine
    LP 1
    1. Applause
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    2. Abegg Variations, Op. 1


    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Piano Sonata in C, H.XVI No. 50
    3. Allegro
    4. Adagio
    5. Allegro molto


    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Fantasy in C Major Wanderer
    6. Allegro con fuoco ma non troppo
    7. Adagio
    8. Presto
    9. Allegro


    LP 2
    Tan Dun (1957-)
    Eight Memories in Watercolour, Op. 1
    1. Missing Moon
    2. Beans
    3. Herdboy's Song
    4. Blue Nun
    5. Red Wilderness
    6. Ancient Burial
    7. Floating Clouds
    8. Sunrain


    Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
    9. Nocturne No. 8 in D flat, Op. 27 No. 2


    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    10. Reminiscences de Don Juan, S.418 (after Mozart)


    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Kinderszenen, Op. 15
    11. Traumerei


    Huang Hai Hwai, Chen Rao Xing, Shen Li Qun
    12. Horses (after pieces by Huang Hai Hwai, Chen Rao Xing and Shen Li Qun) (Arr. by Lang Lang and Lang Guo-ren)


    Franz Liszt
    13. Liebestraum No. 3 in A flat, S. 541 No. 3

    Lang Lang
    $34.99
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  • Schubert - Trout Quintet (Speakers Corner) Schubert - Trout Quintet (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Schubert - Trout Quintet (Speakers Corner)

    In the summer of 1819, Franz Schubert stayed in the Austrian town of Steyr where he began work on the composition of the five-movement Piano Quintet in A major, op. 114 (D 667) which was commissioned by the cellist Sylvester Paumgartner. The work was completed in the autumn and soon achieved great popularity under the name of Trout Quintet, which it owes to the Andantino fourth movement - a set of variations on the song of the same name.
    The work has remained highly popular right up to the present day and so it comes as no surprise to find this highly praised recording, made with such renowned artists as the pianist Clifford Curzon, the violinist Willi Boskovsky and other members of the Vienna Octet, being released once again.



    The ensembles refreshing performance reflects the sparkling lightness and virtuosity of the work. The well-balanced recording with its full tone certainly deserves a place in every music lovers collection.





    Musicians:



    • Sir Clifford Curzon and Members of the Vienna Octet




    Recording: October 1957 at Sofiensaal, Vienna by James Brown

    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.




    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Clifford Curzon and the Vienna Octet
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Schubert: Symphony No.8 In B Minor, D.759 Schubert: Symphony No.8 In B Minor, D.759 Quick View

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    Schubert: Symphony No.8 In B Minor, D.759

    One of four legendary LP albums that represent Carlos Kleiber's entire orchestral output for Deutsche
    Grammophon, now available individually. These LPs were expertly produced from the recent 24-bit remastered
    recordings, which are as faithful to the original analogue sources as possible. Manufactured on 180-gram vinyl, each record comes with its original LP front and back covers.
    1. Symphony No.8 in B Minor, D.759 - Unfinished - Allegro moderato
    2. Symphony No.8 in B Minor, D.759 - Unfinished - Andante con moto
    3. Symphony No.3 in D Major, D.200 - Adagio maestoso - Allegro con brio
    4. Symphony No.3 in D Major, D.200 - Allegretto
    5. Symphony No.3 in D Major, D.200 - Menuetto (Vivace)
    6. Symphony No.3 in D Major, D.200 - Presto. Vivace
    Carlos Kleiber
    $25.99
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  • Schumann / Beethoven / Schubert Schumann / Beethoven / Schubert Quick View

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    Schumann / Beethoven / Schubert

    180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl Pressing


    Blessed with a crystal-clear voice, exquisite diction and a natural lyricism, Fritz Wunderlich remains hugely admired, 50 years after his death, by fellow musicians and in his native Germany. The BBC Music Magazine placed Wunderlich among the Top 4 Tenors in the World, along with Plácido Domingo, Enrico Caruso and Luciano Pavarotti.

    1. Beethoven: Adelaïde, Op.46
    2. Beethoven: Resignation, WoO149
    3. Beethoven: ZÄrtliche Liebe, WoO 123 Ich liebe dich
    4. Beethoven: Der Kuss, Op.128
    5. Schubert: Im Abendrot, D.799
    6. Schubert: An die Laute, D. 905 (Op.81/2)
    7. Schubert: Die Forelle, D.550 (Op.32)
    8. Schubert: Lied eines Schiffers an die Dioskuren, D.360
    9. Schubert: Der Musensohn, D.764 (Op.92/1)
    10. Schumann: 1. Im wunderschönen Monat Mai [Dichterliebe, Op.48]
    11. Schumann: 2. Aus meinen TrÄnen sprießen [Dichterliebe, Op.48]
    12. Schumann: 3. Die Rose, die Lilie, die Taube, die Sonne [Dichterliebe, Op.48]
    13. Schumann: 4. Wenn ich in deine Augen seh [Dichterliebe, Op.48]
    14. Schumann: 5. Ich will meine Seele tauchen [Dichterliebe, Op.48]
    15. Schumann: 6. Im Rhein, im heiligen Strome [Dichterliebe, Op.48]
    16. Schumann: 7. Ich grolle nicht [Dichterliebe, Op.48]
    17. Schumann: 8. Und wÜßten's die Blumen, die kleinen [Dichterliebe, Op.48]
    18. Schumann: 9. Das ist ein Flöten und Geigen [Dichterliebe, Op.48]
    19. Schumann: 10. Hör' ich das Liedchen klingen [Dichterliebe, Op.48]
    20. Schumann: 11. Ein JÜngling liebt ein MÄdchen [Dichterliebe, Op.48]
    21. Schumann: 12. Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen [Dichterliebe, Op.48]
    22. Schumann: 13. Ich hab' im Traum geweinet [Dichterliebe, Op.48]
    23. Schumann: 14. AllnÄchtlich im Traume seh' ich dich [Dichterliebe, Op.48]
    24. Schumann: 15. Aus alten MÄrchen winkt es [Dichterliebe, Op.48]
    25. Schumann: 16. Die alten, bösen Lieder [Dichterliebe, Op.48]
    Fritz Wunderlich
    $18.99
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    Schubert: Forellenquintett - Trout Quintet

    Anne-Sophie Mutter, who celebrated the 40th anniversary of her professional debut last year, and Daniil Trifonov,
    now in his mid-twenties, join forces with three young string-playing alumni of the Mutter Foundation for a new
    release on DG. The all-Schubert album features the composer's Piano Quintet in A Major, known as the Trout
    Quintet; Notturno in E-flat Major, a sublime late work for violin, cello and piano; and arrangements of the songs
    "StÄndchen" and "Ave Maria" for violin and piano.


    Anne-Sophie Mutter, Daniil Trifonov, Hwayoon Lee, Maximilian Hornung, Roman Patkoló

    Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 The Trout
    1. Allegro vivace
    2. Andante
    3. Scherzo (Presto)
    4. Thema - Andantino - Variazioni I-V - Allegretto
    5. Finale (Allegro giusto)


    6. Notturno For Piano, Violin And Violoncello In E Flat Major, Op. 148, D 897


    Schwanengesang, D. 957

    7. StÄndchen In D Minor (Arr. For Violin And Piano)


    Ellens Gesang III, Op. 52, No.6, D 839
    8. Ave Maria In B Flat Major (Arr. For Violin And Piano)

    Mutter/Trifonov/Lee/Hornung/Patkolo
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    Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 3

    Carlos Kleiber conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra as they play Franz Schubert's 3rd and 8th Symphonies.


    The year 1815 saw a veritable flood of music pour from the pen of the eighteen-year-old Franz Schubert: during that single year he produced no fewer than four operas and operettas, two symphonies, two masses, many sacred and secular choral pieces, sonatas and other works for piano, as well as some 145 lieder, among them the Erlkonig. Schubert wrote all this vast amount of music, which seemed to flow from him effortlessly, in his little room during the evenings. The position of assistant teacher exempted him from military service, and his daily nine hours of school duties did not stem his immense creative urge.


    On the 24th of May, Schubert began the composition of his Third Symphony in D Major, which he finished on the 19th of July. This work, written with undisturbed facility directly in full score, is unproblematic. At that time, Schubert was untroubled by doubts concerning formal construction, or by a sense of the need to solve problems by exploring unknown territory. The last movement in particular, a Presto vivace in which the instruments toss the spritely theme about between them, also bears witness to the growing individuality of its composer, who was rapidly becoming a mature master of his art.


    The secret of the Unfinished symphony has never been completely solved. Schubert wrote the two complete movements in 1822 and began a third movement, but for unknown reasons did not finish it. He evidently considered the two movements a work in their own right, to judge from his dedication of the score to the Steiermarkischer Musikverein. The artistic director of that association kept the score to himself, and it was not untnil 1865 that this symphony received its first performance. The occasion was a triumph, and it became a posthumous act of homage to the composer who had died so young.


    Eduard Hanslick praised this symphony enthusiastically, declaring that it belonged among Schubert's most beautiful instrumental works. The Unfinished is more than that - its place is among the supreme achievements in the world of music.

    1. Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759 Unfinished
    - Allegro moderato
    - Andante con moto
    2. Symphony No. 3 in D major, D. 200
    - Adagio maestoso - Allegro con brio
    - Allegretto
    - Menuetto. Vivace
    - Presto vivace
    Franz Schubert
    $44.99
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    Schubert: Octet In F Major (Speakers Corner)

    Schubert's light and flowing Octet in F major is of great importance in both an historical and a compositional aspect. Thanks to its combination of string and wind instruments, it is akin in character to the cheerful divertimento and the contemplative serenade. That the commissioned work is very similar to Beethoven's popular Septet op. 20 with regard to the individual movements and the key relationships is by no means accidental - that was what was ordered. Schubert occupied himself with the almighty giant's composition, though for a different reason: with his own Octet he wanted to »pave his way towards writing a great symphony«, whose dramatic force and form is clearly suggested here.



    Steeped in the musical traditions of the city on the Danube, the Vienna Octet is the ideal ensemble to perform this work. Led by Willi Boskovsky, who became world famous as concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor of the New Year's Day Concerts, the ensemble plays with great agility, joy and togetherness from the first note on. The sound of each individual instrument comes over vividly in a natural, chamber-music-like atmosphere.



    Musicians:



    • Philip Matheis (violin)

    • Gunther Breitenbach (viola)

    • Nikolaus Hubner (cello)

    • Johann Krump (bass)

    • Alfred Boskovsky (clarinet)

    • Josef Veleba (horn)

    • Rudolf Hanzl (bassoon)





    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.

    Octet in F Major for Clarinet, Horn, Basson and Strings, D 80
    Franz Schubert
    $34.99
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    Schubert: Piano Sonatas D 959 & 960

    Legendary Polish pianist in his first solo album for DG for over twenty-five years. Revelatory readings of Piano
    Sonatas D959 & D960, Schubert's last major compositions for the piano before his death aged thirty-one. Recorded
    at the Kashiwazaki City Performing Arts Centre in Japan in January 2016. Krystian performed these last two eternal
    masterworks intensely over the last few years to highest critical acclaim. This album is set to take its place among
    the great Schubert recordings.
    LP 1: Piano Sonata No.20 in A, D.959
    1. Allegro (Original Version)
    2. Andantino (Original Version)
    3. Scherzo Allegro Vivace (Original Version)
    4. Rondo Allegretto (Original Version)


    LP 2: Piano Sonata No.21 in B Flat, D.960
    1. Molto Moderato (Original Version)
    2. Andante Sostenuto (Original Version)
    3. Scherzo Allegro Vivace Con Delicatezza (Original Version)
    4. Allegro Ma Non Troppo (Original Version)

    Krystian Zimerman
    $34.99
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    Schubert: Die Schone Mullerin; 7 Lieder

    180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl Pressing


    Blessed with a crystal-clear voice, exquisite diction and a natural lyricism, Fritz Wunderlich remains hugely admired, 50 years after his death, by fellow musicians and in his native Germany.


    Hubert Giesen, piano

    Fritz Wunderlich, tenor vocals

    LP 1
    1. Das Wandern
    2. Wohin?
    3. Halt!
    4. Danksagung An Den Bach
    5. Am Feierabend
    6. Der Neugierige
    7. Ungeduld
    8. Morgengruss
    9. Des Mullers Blumen
    10. Tranenregen
    11. Mein!
    12. Pause
    13. Mit Dem Grunen Lautenbande
    14. Der Jager


    LP 2
    1. Eifersucht Und Stolz
    2. Die Liebe Farbe
    3. Die Bose Farbe
    4. Trockne Blumen
    5. Der Muller Und Der Bach
    6. Des Baches Wiegenlied
    7. Der Einsame
    8. Fruhlingsglaube
    9. An Sylvia
    10. Heidenroslein
    11. Standchen
    12. Liebhaber in Allen Gestalten
    13. An Die Musik

    Fritz Wunderlich
    $34.99
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  • The Firebird & Jeu De Cartes The Firebird & Jeu De Cartes Quick View

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    The Firebird & Jeu De Cartes

    Claudio Abbado is one of those rare conductors who seem to get more youthful and enquiring with age, while at the same time his music-making takes on an ever greater profundity. - Daily Telegraph, London


    Abbado has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon since 1967, amassing a discography that includes the entire symphonic works of Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler, Mendelssohn, Schubert and Ravel and more than 20 complete opera recordings.


    Claudio Abbado conducting the London Symphony Orchestra performing Stravinsky's Firebird and Jeu De Cartes.

    Side 1:


    1. Introduction

    2. L'oiseau de feu et sa danse / The Firebird's Dance / Der Feuervogel und sein Tanz/The Firebird and its Dance

    3. Variation de l'oiseau de feu / Variation: Der Feuervogel / Variation of the Firebird

    4. Ronde des princesses /Reigen der Prinzessinnen / The Princesses' Round

    5. Danse infernale du roi Kastchei / Hollentanz des Konigs Kaschtschei / Infernal Dance of King Kastchei's

    6. Berceuse / Wiegenlied / Lullaby

    7. Finale


    Side 2:


    Jeu De Cartes / Kartenspiel / Card Game (1936) Ballet en trois donnes / Ballett in drei Runden / Ballet in Three Deals


    1. Premiere donne / Erste Runde / First Deal (Alla breve - Moderato assai - Tranquillo)

    2. Deuxieme donne / Zweite Runde / Second Deal (Alla breve - Marcia - Variazioni I-V - Coda - Marcia

    3. Troisieme donne / Dritte Runde / Third Deal (Alla breve - Valse - Presto - Tempo del principio)


    Igor Stravinsky
    $44.99
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    Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique - Argenta (Speakers Corner)

    Behind the mysterious title Symphonie fantastique is to be found what was undoubtedly one of the most powerful musical compositions of its day. The highly controversial discussions which this autobiographical, extraordinary work provoked are quite understandable when one considers that Beethoven and Schubert had just put down their quills for the last time and that Wagner had only just left his childhood behind him. In commenting upon the daring cyclical structure of the work, one French music critic said, "In Berlioz's Symphony we believe that we have seen the prelude to a revolution in instrumental music".



    In spite of being acknowledged and praised as a composer, Berlioz was never given the professorship he coveted at the Paris Conservatoire, and it might appear as if the renowned Conservatoire Orchestra was making its apologies for this in the present excellent recording. The various scenes of the intoxicating programme music are approached with daring; dreadful, macabre ideas are presented in a low, gloomy and dark timbre until finally a heroic attitude comes to the fore, accompanied by thundering drum rolls, when the death sentence is pronounced. Fantastique!





    Musicians:



    • Paris Conservatoire Orchestra

    • Ataúlfo Argenta (conductor)




    Recording: November 1957 at Maison de la MutualitÉ, Paris by Ken Cress

    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.


    and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. First Movement: Reveries, Passions

    2. Second Movement: Un Bal
    3. Third Movement: (Sceneaux Champs)
    4. Third Movement: (Sceneaux Champs)
    5. Fourth Movement: Marche Au Supplice
    6. Fifth Movement Song D'Une Nuit De Sabbat
    Ataulfo Argenta
    $34.99
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    Bulls and Roosters

    Deluxe Gatefold

    Colored Vinyl

    Propulsive, Powerful Riffs with Chanting Hooks, Surf-Inspired Leads, and Jangly Swagger -Bulls and Roosters Represents Together Pangea At Their Boldest, Brightest, and Best To Date

    You don't have to grow up all the way, do you? On their latest album Bulls and Roosters, Together Pangea managed to hit a sweet spot between writing rock 'n' roll songs worthy of being hummed twenty years from now and maintaining the brash and ballsy bite fans know and love. The Los Angeles quartet-William Keegan [guitar, vocals], Danny Bengston[bass], Erik Jimenez [drums], and Roland Cosio [guitar]-essentially get louder by dialing the volume down. Together Pangea co-produced the album with longtime friend and collaborator Andrew Schubert, and it was mixed by Chris Coady(TV On The Radio, Beach House.)

    1. Sippy Cup
    2. The Cold
    3. Kenmore Ave.
    4. Money on It
    5. Better Find Out
    6. Peach Mirror
    7. Gold Moon
    8. Friend of Nothing
    9. Stare at the Sun
    10. Southern Comfort
    11. Bulls and Roosters
    12. Is It Real?
    13. Alison
    together PANGEA
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    Violin Recital

    Audiophile 180 Gram Vinyl Cut at Emil Berliner Studio


    Pressed at Pallas in Germany


    Violinist and composer Nathan Milstein performs a recital of music by Geminiani, Schubert, Liszt, Stravinsky, Kodaly, Mussorgsky, as well as one of his own works. Milstein is accompanied by Georges Pludermacher on piano.


    In 1942 Nathan Milstein became a naturalized American citizen. After the end of World War II in 1945, Milstein appeared regularly in all of the principal music centers of the world. He performed with most of the great orchestras and gave numerous recitals. He celebrated the 50th anniversary of his American debut in 1979 by giving a number of solo recitals and appearing as soloist with American orchestras. As an avocation, he began painting and drawing, arts in which he achieved a certain degree of self-satisfaction. He also engaged in teaching; held master classes at the Juilliard School of Music in N.Y., and also in ZÜrich. Milstein was renowned for his technical virtuosity and musical integrity. He composed a number of violin pieces, including Paganiniana (1954) and He also prepared cadenzas for the violin concertos of Beethoven and Brahms.


    Features:

    Audiophile 180g Vinyl

    Cut at Emil Berliner Studio

    Pressed at Pallas GmbH Germany


    Musicians:

    Nathan Milstein, violin

    Georges Pludermacher, piano


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Geminiani
    Sonata in A Major
    1. Andante - Vivace - Allegro
    Schubert
    Rondeau brilliant h-moll
    2. Andante - Allegro - Piu mosso
    Milstein
    Paganiniana
    3. Theme: Var: 1: Animato - Var II: Maestoso - Var IV: Lento - Var V: Marcato - Var VI: Amoroso - Var VII: Liberamente - Piu mosso
    Liszt
    Consolation No. 3 Des-dur
    4. Lento piacido
    Stravinsky
    5. Chanson russe
    Kodally
    II Pleut dans la ville
    6. Allegro malinconico
    Mussorgsky
    Hopak
    7. Vivace - Scherzando
    Nathan Milstein
    $49.99
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    Songs Of Prayer

    All Analogue AAA Recording


    Mastered by Kevin Gray from the Original Analogue Tapes


    Pressed at Pallas in Germany


    For this collection of songs of prayer, Gary Karr performs with Harmon Lewis on organ. Selections from Mozart, Schubert, Bizet, and more are represented on this release.


    The soulful sound of the doublebass with organ is perfectly suited for this kind of meditative music. The performance is so absorbing that it demands the listener's full attention. This music was so successful with this combination of instruments that the Karr/Lewis Duo planned to release more CDs of this spiritual nature.


    Gary Karr, acclaimed as the world's leading solo bassist (Time Magazine), is, in fact, the first solo doublebassist in history to make that pursuit a full-time career. It is a career that adds new lustre to his already lustrous 1611 Amati doublebass which was given to him by the widow of Serge Koussevitzky.


    Since his debut with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic in 1962, Karr has performed as soloist on six continents with orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Montreal Symphony, Simon Bolivar Orchestra (Caracas, Venezuela), Jerusalem Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, and with all the major orchestras of Australia.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Eili, Eili (Invocation)


    Adolphe-Charles Adam (1803-1856)
    2. O Holy Night


    Jacques Arcadelt (1507-1568)
    3. Ave Maria


    Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
    4. Agnus Dei (Intermezzo)


    Leigh Harline (1907-1969)
    5. When You Wish Upon A Star


    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    6. Ave Maria


    Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)
    7. Prayer Of Saint Gregory
    8. Nobody Knows De Trouble I've Seen
    9. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot!


    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    10. Ave, Verum Corpus, K.618

    Gary Karr
    $49.99
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    At Carnegie Hall (Pure Pleasure)

    When Paul Robeson took the stage at Carnegie Hall in May of 1958, it had been 11 years since he had previously concertized freely in the United States. Blacklisted from the entertainment industry at home, and with the State Department unwilling to issue him a passport, he had fallen into eclipse as a singer and actor over the previous eight years. The concert recorded here, one of two at Carnegie Hall in May of 1958, marked his return. The performances on this record would also be his only stereo recordings -- all were, naturally enough, the work of Vanguard Records, the New York-based record company that was also the home to fellow blacklistees The Weavers.


    The singing legend is in excellent voice throughout, his rich bass-baritone reveling in performances of a repertory that encompassed Bach, Mussorgsky, Schubert, Dvorák, Beethoven, traditional gospel, Russian and Chinese folk songs, Old Man River from Show Boat, and monologues from Shakespeare and the opera Boris Godunov. With a piano accompaniment by Alan Booth, Robeson ranged across a huge part of his own performing history. The 60-year-old singer, despite the decade of artificially imposed inactivity, still had much of his vocal power intact and all his dramatic instincts, and makes every moment count in his performance, investing immense power in every note and nuance.


    Sadly, his Vanguard performances were to be his only work captured on modern recording equipment -- because of the blacklist, everything else predated the arrival of recording tape and the long-playing record. But the performance captured here, and those represented on Vanguard's The Essential Paul Robeson, show a man still capable of moving huge numbers of people with his voice -- and equally important, even at this late date, who had not lost the ability to walk a crowd through a vast and difficult range of repertory; his performances, even after ten years of professional exile, were also learning experiences, and consciousness-raising, which is why reactionaries in the United States were so afraid of him in the first place. And none of it has lost any of its power in the five decades since the actual event.


    Musicians:



    • Paul Robeson (vocals)

    • Alan Booth (piano)




    About Pure Pleasure



    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, Pure Pleasure 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 existent 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 emphasize that Pure Pleasure 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 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 and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Every Time I Feel the Spirit
    2. Balm In Gilead
    3. Volga Boat Song
    4. Monologue From Othello (Shakespeare)
    5. O Thou Silent Night (Alexadnrov)
    6. Chinese Children's Song
    7. My Curly Headed Baby (G.H. Clutsam)
    8. Old Man River
    9. Going Home (Dvorak, arr. Fisher)
    10. Monologue from Boris Godunov (Mussorgsky)
    11. The Orphan (Mussorgsky)
    12. Christ lag in Todesbanden (J.S. Bach)
    13. Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel
    14. Lullaby (Franz Schubert)
    15. O No John
    16. Joe Hill
    17. Jacob's Ladder
    Paul Robeson
    $34.99
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