Issue 38:4
Mar/Apr 2015
Magazine Contents

Hall of Fame

Szell recorded both of these works more than once, and those recordings are highly regarded. Indeed, collectors particularly value a Concertgebouw Dvořák Eighth Symphony of his....

On the basis of notoriety alone this recording deserves enshrinement in the Classical Hall of Fame. Virtually every serious collector knows, or knows of, “the Mengelberg...

Great conductors surpass talented conductors, yet on occasion they also surpass themselves. This live Mahler Fifth from the Edinburgh Festival in 1961 feels like one of...

Gardiner once described Monteverdi as the “Shakespeare of music.” There is something oddly Shakespearean about the vespers, for sure: The chatty vocal exchanges, the grandly ironic...

Is it acceptable to place two recordings of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde in the “Classical Hall of Fame?” Well, I’ve just done it. In Fanfare

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