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Here, complete at last, is the Beethoven piano sonata cycle for our age, and it’s been an age in coming. In May 1975 Maurizio Pollini stepped...

It’s good to check in from time to time, in case classic recordings have begun to rust. The Italian reissue label IDIS, taking advantage of liberal...


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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....

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...


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