Issue 38:4
Mar/Apr 2015
Magazine Contents

Collections: Orchestral

Time (February 2, 1962—significantly both Fritz Kreisler’s and Jascha Heifetz’s birthday) numbered René Charles (Zino) Francescatti with Heifetz, Isaac Stern, David Oistrakh, and Nathan Milstein as...

The Brazilian virtuoso Nelson Freire was very little recorded in the decade covered by this new release, part of Decca’s commemoration of the pianist’s 70th birthday....

For the non-specialist listener—i.e., anyone without a vested interest in the oboe, contemporary Czech music, or both—this might prove a rather frustrating album. It’s not that...

Like Cameron Carpenter and Nigel Kennedy—deeply serious musicians who happen to dress like rock stars (or in Carpenter’s case, a Martian rock star)—the Czech violinist Pavel...

Eloquence has been reissuing Richard Bonynge’s Decca recordings of ballet music in various combinations, but here we have a restoration of the original LP, including two...

What an odd and fascinating collection this is—“Aquarium,” “Personages with Long Ears,” and “The Cuckoo in the Heart of the Woods” from the Carnival of the...

For anyone who has resisted the high price of videos compared to audio, this release of a Berlin Philharmonic concert from 2000 will be welcome, since...

Serge Koussevitzky (1874–1951) is known to record collectors chiefly in his capacity as music director of the Boston Symphony, a post he held from 1924 to...

I’d vaguely heard of Munich as “the northernmost city in Italy,” but the camerawork on this summer concert from 2013 reveals how beautiful, and how Italianate,...

My interest in this summer concert from Annecy, France in 2013 was sparked because it pairs the great Russian conductor Yuri Temirkanov with Denis Matsuev, a...

A film by Ross MacGibbon This dual-documentary DVD is not evenly split in half; an hour is devoted to the history of ballet and the development...

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