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Kat. Nr: 78365 · LP · 18.01.2007 · SPEAKERS CORNER
ALAN PARSONS PROJECT, THE

EYE IN THE SKY

Unimpressed and untouched by the glorification of individuals so typical for the music business, the Alan Parsons Project proved that even without spectacular light shows, rock celebrities in the ...
Kat. Nr: 78364 · LP · 07.01.2005 · SPEAKERS CORNER
ALAN PARSONS PROJECT, THE

THE TURN OF A FRIENDLY CARD

Although numerous doubts abounded that concept albums with thematic focus were not what people wanted to hear, Alan Parsons' somewhat egomaniacal projects always found a broad public. Of course one ...
Kat. Nr: 78892 · LP · 11.01.2010 · SPEAKERS CORNER
AMELING, ELLY / BALDWIN, DALTON

SCHUBERT: LIEDER

?The German art song took on great importance in western culture as regards the history of music. As a genre of its own, the short but very condensed compositions demand the highest technical prowess ...
Kat. Nr: 78736 · LP · 02.12.1998 · SPEAKERS CORNER
ARGERICH, MARTHA

MARTHA ARGERICH: DEBUT RECITAL

The debut recording by the Argentinian pianist Martha Argerich took the public by the storm all over the world - and the applause has still not subsided! A mere glance at the repertoire shows that ...
Kat. Nr: 78741 · LP · 12.02.2009 · SPEAKERS CORNER
ARGERICH, MARTHA / LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / ABBADO, CLAUDIO

CHOPIN & LISZT: CONCERTOS FOR PIANO

?The virtuoso concerto is often criticised by audiences chatting in the concert-hall foyer as being superficial and narcistic, but a brilliant soloist performing with a dramatic and sonorous ...
Kat. Nr: 79108 · LP · 01.09.2005 · SPEAKERS CORNER
ATKINS, CHET

MISTER GUITAR

At a time when rock 'n' roll-crazy teenagers in the USA and elsewhere were dancing their feet off to the beat of Elvis Presley and Bill Haley, probably no one was interested as to where this music ...
Kat. Nr: 78755 · LP · 08.03.2007 · SPEAKERS CORNER
ATRIUM MUSICAE DE MADRID / DR. DON GRÉGORIO PANIAGUA RODRIGUEZ

LA FOLIA DE LA SPAGNA

First mentioned around 1500 in Portugal, no forms or melodies have come down to us for the Folia. Described by historians as a noisy dance which was performed by masked and disguised figures who ...
Kat. Nr: 79130 · LP · 07.03.2005 · SPEAKERS CORNER
BAKER, CHET SEXTET

CHET IS BACK

Forty-two years ago, Chet Baker - one of the most tragic figures of jazz who lived on the fast lane and ruined himself with drugs and alcohol - was constantly on the road from one European jazz club ...
Kat. Nr: 78761 · LP · 22.03.2006 · SPEAKERS CORNER
BASIE, COUNT/ KANSAS CITY 7

COUNT BASIE AND THE KANSAS CITY 7

Although for many fans the equation Count Basie = big band jazz is quite undisputable, one has to agree that when one listens to these eight numbers: less is more when it comes to swing. Bob Thiele, ...
Kat. Nr: 78883 · LP · 11.03.2011 · SPEAKERS CORNER
BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / SIR COLIN DAVIS

MOZART: REQUIEM

?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 ...
Kat. Nr: 78890 · 2 LP · 21.01.2011 · SPEAKERS CORNER
BEAUX ARTS TRIO

SCHUBERT: COMPLETE TRIOS FOR PIANO,

?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 ...
Kat. Nr: 78749 · LP · 22.10.2012 · SPEAKERS CORNER
BECK, JEFF / BOGERT, TIM / APPICE, CARMINE

BECK, BOGERT & APPICE

?On the whole, the supergroups of the Seventies didn't last very long, but for that - all the more notably. This certainly applies to the Anglo-American trio made up of the extremely talented though ...
Kat. Nr: 79129 · 2 LP · 09.06.2014 · SPEAKERS CORNER
BELAFONTE, HARRY

BELAFONTE AT CARNEGIE HALL

?To perform in Carnegie Hall must surely be the greatest ambition of every artist, regardless of his or her style of music. But it also presents an enormous challenge, because on such an evening ...
Kat. Nr: 79112 · LP · 26.06.2003 · SPEAKERS CORNER
BELAFONTE, HARRY

THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL

No attempt has ever been made to compare Harry Belafonte with other singers of his own generation or generations following. Perhaps this is because there simply is no other singer in the American ...
Kat. Nr: 79119 · LP · 25.08.2004 · SPEAKERS CORNER
BELAFONTE, HARRY / MAKEBA, MIRIAM

AN EVENING WITH BELAFONTE / MAKEBA

Songs from Africa: Just by reading this subtitle, one might well ask oneself whether an album with such an unpretentious title would ever manage to find its way to the charts. But as soon as the disc ...
Kat. Nr: 78665 · LP · 20.11.2012 · SPEAKERS CORNER
BENSON, GEORGE

BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON

?George Benson was the pupil, Wes Montgomery his teacher! And the sound of the great maestro, who played without the use of a plectrum, is quite unmistakable in this recording produced by CTI Records ...
Kat. Nr: 78743 · LP · 02.06.2009 · SPEAKERS CORNER
BERLINER PHILHARMONIKER / HERBERT VON KARAJAN

R. STRAUSS: ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA

?The opening fanfare from Richard Strauss's "Also sprach Zarathustra" ("Thus spoke Zarathustra") is known to everyone since it was 'rediscovered' in Stanley Kubrick's film "2001: A Space Odyssey" and ...
Kat. Nr: 78739 · LP · 15.05.2001 · SPEAKERS CORNER
BERLINER PHILHARMONIKER / HERBERT VON KARAJAN

SHOSTAKOVICH: SYMPHONY NO. 10

Russia in the year 1953. After the October Revolution this was probably one of the most eventful epochs in the whole of the 20th century as far as social development and Art were concerned. When ...
Kat. Nr: 78647 · LP · 17.01.2012 · SPEAKERS CORNER
BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS

3

?1970 was a really good year for Blood, Sweat & Tears. The colourful, distinguished group was awarded a Grammyr in the categories "Album of the Year", "Best Contemporary Instrumental Performance", ...
Kat. Nr: 78640 · LP · 01.08.2007 · SPEAKERS CORNER
BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS

CHILD IS FATHER TO THE MAN

There'll be disappointment in store for those who expect to hear the voice of David Clayton-Thomas when listening to the present Blood, Sweat And Tears LP, "Child Is Father To The Man". Experts will ...
Kat. Nr: 78641 · LP · 17.07.2008 · SPEAKERS CORNER
BLOOMFIELD/ KOOPER/ STILLS

SUPER SESSION

?The musicians are aiming high with their desire for a "Super Session", for it's not something that can be planned. Only when the time, place, and audience play along, when one's lucky star is ...
Kat. Nr: 78655 · LP · 18.07.2014 · SPEAKERS CORNER
BLUE ÖYSTER CULT

SECRET TREATIES

?Back in the days of hard rock and surrounded by fierce competitors with such great names as the Doors, Black Sabbath and the Rolling Stones, a band had to attract attention with far more than ...
Kat. Nr: 78717 · LP · 08.05.1995 · SPEAKERS CORNER
BORODIN QUARTETT

BORODIN: STRING QUARTET NO. 2

Unlike his fellow countryman Tchaikovsky, it wasn't easy for Alexander Borodin to achieve the recognition due to him. As a professor of chemistry, Borodin found very little time for composing, but in ...
Kat. Nr: 78808 · LP · 08.12.2009 · SPEAKERS CORNER
BORODIN STRING QUARTET

SHOSTAKOVICH: STRING QUARTETS NOS.

The stony path towards artistic freedom which led through the thicket of the Soviet dictatorship appeared to have become somewhat smoother for Shostakovich with this recording. It was something of a ...
Kat. Nr: 78634 · LP · 31.08.2011 · SPEAKERS CORNER
BROWN, OSCAR JR.

SIN & SOUL

?When Oscar Brown died at the age of 78 in 2005, one journalist at least, from The New York Times, was unsure as to how to describe the artist to whom America had just bid a final farewell. To write ...
Kat. Nr: 78623 · 2 LP · 26.03.2013 · SPEAKERS CORNER
BRUBECK, DAVE

THE DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET AT CARNEGI

?Many critics regard Dave Brubeck's Carnegie Hall concert from February 1963 as his greatest ever live appearance. But who can really determine that? For no one - apart from Brubeck himself - would ...
Kat. Nr: 78644 · LP · 05.02.2008 · SPEAKERS CORNER
CASH, JOHNNY

JOHNNY CASH AT SAN QUENTIN

Johnny Cash was a country legend even during his lifetime, although, or perhaps because, he was very different from the numerous country singers with chequered shirts. When performing he chose to ...
Kat. Nr: 78638 · LP ·  · SPEAKERS CORNER
CASH, JOHNNY

ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL

?Just like the often sung-about fellow locomotives `Midnight Special' and the `Chattenooga Choo Choo', the `Orange Blossom Special' finds itself bathed in the very best tradition of American ...
Kat. Nr: 78727 · LP · 24.06.2002 · SPEAKERS CORNER
CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / SIR GEORG SOLTI

STRAVINSKY: LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS

To be sure: no other 20th-century ballet music has ever created such a commotion as this ancient rite of spring: it began with a turmoil which developed into a full-scale brawl at the premiere ...
Kat. Nr: 78668 · 2 LP · 15.11.2002 · SPEAKERS CORNER
CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA/ SIR GEORG SOLTI

BEETHOVEN: SYMPHONY NO. 9

It was clear from the start that Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, with its air of solemnity in the final chorus, which calls for brotherly love just as the New Year comes in, would become a musical part ...
Kat. Nr: 78887 · 5 LP · 29.03.2010 · SPEAKERS CORNER
CHOR & ORCHESTER D. BAYREUTHER FESTSPIELE / HANS KNAPPERTSBUSCH

WAGNER: PARSIFAL

?By the end of the evening, anyone who has sat on the hard chairs in Bayreuth to be immersed in Wagner's surging waves knows that this hardship has been well worth it. The special acoustics of the ...
Kat. Nr: 78740 · LP · 14.06.1995 · SPEAKERS CORNER
CHOR UND ORCHESTER D. DEUTSCHEN OPER BERLIN / EUGEN JOCHUM

ORFF: CARMINA BURANA

Sung by world renowned soloists and conducted by the legendary Eugen Jochum, this recording of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana was authorised by the composer himself. It follows, therefore, that the ...
Kat. Nr: 78649 · LP · 14.12.2012 · SPEAKERS CORNER
COLTRANE, CHIL

CHI COLTRANE

?In the early Seventies, when Chi Coltrane was seen and heard in Europe on TV singing her hit "Thunder And Lightning", the critics believed that they could once again celebrate a Lady of Rock. People ...
Kat. Nr: 78627 · LP · 19.01.2014 · SPEAKERS CORNER
COLUMBIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA / LEONAR

GERSHWIN: RHAPSODY IN BLUE, AN AMER

?This fast and furious orchestral work with piano, which begins with what must surely be the most famous clarinet glissando of modern times, was composed with the intention of presenting as many ...
Kat. Nr: 78879 · 2 LP · 05.01.2012 · SPEAKERS CORNER
CONCERTGEBOUW ORCHESTRA AMSTERDAM / EUGEN JOCHUM

BRUCKNER: SYMPHONY NO. 5

?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 ...
Kat. Nr: 78720 · LP · 01.12.1993 · SPEAKERS CORNER
CURZON, SIR CLIFFORD

LISZT RECITAL

Modesty is a virtue, it is said. And that is precisely what DECCA must have had in mind when they entitled the present Liszt recording "A Recital". More fitting and in no way over-exaggerated would ...
Kat. Nr: 78715 · LP · 25.09.1995 · SPEAKERS CORNER
CURZON, SIR CLIFFORD / LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / GEORGE SZELL

BRAHMS: PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1

Brahms originally intended his Piano Concerto No. 1 as a symphony and he extensively reworked his ideas before setting down the work in the form as we know it today. The composer's original ...
Kat. Nr: 78691 · LP · 11.08.1993 · SPEAKERS CORNER
CURZON, SIR CLIFFORD / MITGLIEDER DES WIENER OKTETTS

SCHUBERT: TROUT QUINTET

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 ...
Kat. Nr: 78674 · LP · 14.10.1994 · SPEAKERS CORNER
CURZON, SIR CLIFFORD / WIENER PHILHARMONIKER / HANS KNAPPERTSBU

BEETHOVEN: CONCERTO NO. 5 (EMPEROR)

The Concerto No. 5 in E flat major for Piano and Orchestra, composed in 1809 at the time of Napoleon's siege and occupation of Vienna, was Ludwig van Beethoven's last work in this form. The heroic ...
Kat. Nr: 78693 · LP · 22.11.1993 · SPEAKERS CORNER
CURZON, SIR CLIFFORD / WIENER PHILHARMONIKER / SIR GEORG SOLTI

TCHAIKOVSKY: PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1

By the end of February 1875, Tchaikovsky had completed the orchestration of his Piano Concerto No. 1 which was given its first performance in the same year in Boston by Hans von Bülow. In St. ...
Kat. Nr: 78624 · LP · 22.07.2008 · SPEAKERS CORNER
DAVIS, MILES QUINTET

'ROUND ABOUT MIDNIGHT

At long last these early recordings, which Miles Davis set down for the Columbia label in 1955 and 1956, are available on LP again. And what is more, they were made without any alternate takes or ...
Kat. Nr: 78639 · LP · 11.03.2008 · SPEAKERS CORNER
DAVIS, MILES QUINTET

MILES SMILES

?Except for the taping of a live performance at the Portland Festival, Miles Davis's discography for 1966 only lists the recordings made for the LP "Miles Smiles"! How strange when one considers the ...
Kat. Nr: 78700 · LP · 19.01.1996 · SPEAKERS CORNER
DE PEYER, GERVASE / TUCKWELL, BARRY / LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / PETE

MOZART: CLARINET CONCERTO

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 ...
Kat. Nr: 78666 · LP · 28.04.2014 · SPEAKERS CORNER
DEODATO

2

?In his early years, Deodato, 'the gift of God', cultivated a highly original art of give and take in his music. His score for Stanley Kubrick's science fiction film "A Space Odyssey 2001" - a funky, ...
Kat. Nr: 79114 · LP · 14.04.2005 · SPEAKERS CORNER
DESMOND, PAUL

TAKE TEN

No, not "Take Five" but "Take Ten" is the title of this LP and its very first number. Certainly this should be taken as a hint that it was not Dave Brubeck but Paul Desmond who was the composer of ...
Kat. Nr: 79115 · LP · 04.02.2014 · SPEAKERS CORNER
DESMOND, PAUL & GERRY MULLIGAN

TWO OF A MIND

?Although the beautiful sound, mutual understanding and harmonic balance mostly predominate, the music of alto saxophonist Paul Desmond performing together with baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan is ...
Kat. Nr: 78802 · LP · 05.10.2006 · SPEAKERS CORNER
DETROIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / PAUL PARAY

DEBUSSY: NOCTURNES / RAVEL: DAPHNIS

With his Nocturnes, Debussy's vision of music inspired by Nature enters a new sphere. His first multi-part orchestral work - the composition was originally conceived for violin but was published as a ...
Kat. Nr: 78797 · LP · 08.12.2003 · SPEAKERS CORNER
DETROIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / PAUL PARAY

DEBUSSY: PRÉLUDE à L'APRèS-MIDI D'U

What exactly is a faun and what does he do in the afternoon? Claude Debussy gives us a musical answer to this question by sending off the lecherous rural deity of fertility to have his pleasure with ...
Kat. Nr: 97982 · 2 LP · 15.02.2016 · SPEAKERS CORNER
DI MEOLA, AL DI

SPLENDIDO HOTEL

Just how much creative gunpowder had Al Di Meola ignited in his early career? First of all there was the flamenco firework in the best-seller "Elegant Gypsy", and secondly his mega-successful live ...
Kat. Nr: 79194 · LP · 21.11.2007 · SPEAKERS CORNER
DOOBIE BROTHERS, THE

THE CAPTAIN AND ME

The Doobie Brothers weren't brothers, nor were they called Doobie. The band started life as Pud in 1969 in Chateau Liberté, a club in the mountains of California. The group took on the slang name for ...
Kat. Nr: 78730 · LP · 23.04.2012 · SPEAKERS CORNER
DURY, IAN

NEW BOOTS AND PANTIES!!

?It is not difficult to call Ian Dury the very epitome of British rock music in the Seventies. The rough charm of his bawdy Cockney accent, spiced with snotty rock, which he often belted out in pogo ...
Kat. Nr: 78658 · LP · 14.03.2013 · SPEAKERS CORNER
EARTH, WIND & FIRE

THAT'S THE WAY OF THE WORLD

?»OK, so it's disco sound, but it's really good.« Whoever says that today must have been pretty lively on their feet in the 70s and 80s and in the days of their youth they will definitely have ...
Kat. Nr: 79160 · LP · 29.04.1996 · SPEAKERS CORNER
ELLA & BASIE

ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET

Birds of a feather flock together! If this adage really held true, then the "grande dame" of swing and the pianist would surely not have waited until they were at the very peaks of their tremendous ...
Kat. Nr: 78633 · LP · 17.10.2011 · SPEAKERS CORNER
ELLINGTON, DUKE

DUKE ELLINGTON AT NEWPORT 1958

?The appearance of Duke Ellington and His Orchestra at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival was such a tremendous success that it was quite natural that organizer George Wein invited the band to take part ...
Kat. Nr: 78762 · LP · 02.10.2007 · SPEAKERS CORNER
ELLINGTON, DUKE / HAWKINS, COLEMAN

DUKE ELLINGTON MEETS COLEMAN HAWKIN

It's quite astonishing but true: it took 20 years for 'Hawk' and 'The Duke' to get together in the recording studio. The Ellington septet provides a rich carpet of sound for the full tone of the ...
Kat. Nr: 79170 · LP · 15.06.2009 · SPEAKERS CORNER
ELLINGTON, DUKE & HODGES, JOHNNY

SIDE BY SIDE

?The most awesome, the most swinging rhythm group of all times! Fantastic winds! There's only one guy who can make an alto saxophone sound like this - somewhere between melancholy and aggressiveness! ...
Kat. Nr: 79121 · LP · 17.09.2004 · SPEAKERS CORNER
ELLINGTON, DUKE & ORCHESTRA

AND HIS MOTHER CALLED HIM BILL

When Billy Strayhorn died of cancer in 1967, Duke Ellington was devastated. His closest friend and arranger had left his life full of music and memories. As a tribute, Ellington and his orchestra ...
Kat. Nr: 78885 · LP · 20.09.2010 · SPEAKERS CORNER
ENSEMBLE DE SOLISTES / IGOR MARKEVITCH

STRAVINSKY: HISTOIRE DU SOLDAT

?The creation of "Histoire du Soldat" is closely connected with actual incidents during the war. Because the local theatre was closed in 1918, the last year of the war, Stravinsky and the Swiss ...
Kat. Nr: 79161 · LP · 29.02.2012 · SPEAKERS CORNER
FITZGERALD, ELLA

ELLA FITZGERALD SINGS THE JOHNNY ME

?The Johnny Mercer Songbook is the very last release by Speakers Corner in the superb Ella Fitzgerald songbook series. To speak of 'songs' by Johnny Mercer, and just calling him a 'composer', falls ...
Kat. Nr: 79163 · 2 LP · 04.02.2003 · SPEAKERS CORNER
FITZGERALD, ELLA

ELLA FITZGERALD SINGS THE RODGERS A

It's something everyone has experienced: whether at one of the great jazz festivals in Berlin, Montreux or Paris, or in a small, provincial jazz club which exudes the charm of a dingy jazz cavern in ...
Kat. Nr: 79165 · 2 LP · 05.12.2013 · SPEAKERS CORNER
FITZGERALD, ELLA & ARMSTRONG, LOUIS

PORGY & BESS

The dream of creating an American opera such as Scott Joplin's "Treemonisha", written in 1911, inspired George Gershwin a good twenty years later to amazing compositional feats. While Gershwin had ...
Kat. Nr: 78681 · LP · 13.04.2012 · SPEAKERS CORNER
FLAGSTAD, KIRSTEN (VOC) / LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / OIVIN FJELDSTAD

SIBELIUS SONG RECITAL

?Jean Sibelius (1885-1957) composed songs from the beginning almost to the end of his lifetime. Shortly before his death, he arranged the piece, which closes this album, "Kom nu hit, Död", and so ...
Kat. Nr: 78608 · LP · 12.06.2007 · SPEAKERS CORNER
FLEETWOOD MAC

THE PIOUS BIRD OF GOOD OMEN

After the break-up of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers in the summer of 1967, the time seemed ripe for Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood to take their leave from raw British rock 'n' roll. The ...
Kat. Nr: 78737 · LP · 20.07.1995 · SPEAKERS CORNER
FOURNIER, PIERRE / BERLINER PHILHARMONIKER / GEORGE SZELL

DVORáK: CONCERTO FOR VIOLONCELLO AN

The Cello Concerto op. 104 is the last orchestral piece Dvorák wrote during his stay in America. Unlike his Ninth Symphony which borrowed folkloric themes from the New World, the charming Cello ...
Kat. Nr: 78597 · LP · 19.01.2014 · SPEAKERS CORNER
FRANKLIN, ARETHA

LIVE AT FILLMORE WEST

?Live recordings come up with extremely different results: most of them land in the rubbish bin, some of them are available as bootleg copies when a star's career has ended and are passed on ...
Kat. Nr: 78636 · LP · 06.05.2009 · SPEAKERS CORNER
FRANKLIN, ARETHA

UNFORGETTABLE

?These recordings were made before Aretha Franklin was honoured with such names as 'Lady Soul' or 'Soul Sister No. 1'. That the young, talented singer already possessed one of the most outstanding ...
Kat. Nr: 79181 · LP · 28.11.2001 · SPEAKERS CORNER
GETZ, STAN & GARY MCFARLAND

BIG BAND BOSSA NOVA

The Stan Getz LPs "Jazz Samba" for small ensemble and the classic Focus for big band were surprisingly big sellers - so it is no wonder that Verve producer Creed Taylor, himself an arranger and fan ...
Kat. Nr: 79189 · LP · 25.04.2000 · SPEAKERS CORNER
GILBERTO, ASTRUD

LOOK TO THE RAINBOW

Softly, softly Astrud Gilberto's voice captured the hearts of the American people. Before this, a handful of musicians had infected the cool jazz of the Sixties with the bossa nova virus from Brazil ...
Kat. Nr: 78622 · 3 LP · 08.11.2013 · SPEAKERS CORNER
GLENN GOULD

THE BACH KEYBOARD CONCERTOS

?The attempts that have been made to describe Glenn Gould's complex personality are endless in number, as are his surprising and often eccentric interpretations. Whether he is considered to be a ...
Kat. Nr: 78757 · LP · 12.03.2012 · SPEAKERS CORNER
GREEN, AL

CALL ME

?What connects celebrity chefs and pop stars is their fine nose for ingredients, especially when hot and spicy ones are mixed with milder elements to create an aromatic result. A combination of ...
Kat. Nr: 78744 · LP · 02.02.2001 · SPEAKERS CORNER
GULDA, FRIEDRICH / WIENER PHILHARMONIKER / ABBADO, CLAUDIO

MOZART: CONCERTOS FOR PIANO AND ORC

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 ...
Kat. Nr: 78661 · LP · 16.04.2013 · SPEAKERS CORNER
HANCOCK, HERBIE

MAN-CHILD

?After his early avant-garde years with Blue Note Records, Herbie Hancock achieved much success with pop music fans by gradually turning towards a mixture of Afro-American styles in which he combined ...
Kat. Nr: 78733 · LP · 24.11.2009 · SPEAKERS CORNER
HASKIL, CLARA/ BAYERISCHES STAATSORCHESTER/ FRICSAY, FERENC

MOZART: CONCERTOS FOR PIANO AND ORC

?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 ...
Kat. Nr: 79173 · LP · 05.11.2010 · SPEAKERS CORNER
HOLIDAY, BILLIE

BODY AND SOUL

Kat. Nr: 78619 · LP · 25.05.2004 · SPEAKERS CORNER
HOLIDAY, BILLIE

RECITAL BY BILLIE HOLIDAY

Almost 45 years have passed since the death of 'Lady Day'. About 50 years ago she could be seen and heard in just a few rare concerts outside the USA. Alcohol, drugs, affairs and racial ...
Kat. Nr: 78893 · LP · 22.07.2010 · SPEAKERS CORNER
HOLLIGER, HEINZ/ NICOLET, AURÉLE/ KREBBERS, HERMAN/ SCHOUTEN, KARL

MOZART: OBOE QUARTET AND STRING QUI

?The term 'chamber music' alone makes one think that such music is created just for a private circle of listeners. In many cases, however, public figures or great virtuosos were the dedicatees of ...
Kat. Nr: 78631 · LP · 14.08.2014 · SPEAKERS CORNER
HOROWITZ, VLADIMIR

SCHUMANN: KREISLERIANA

?It is always tempting with the "Kreisleriana", a portrayal of E.T.A. Hoffmann's wild, eccentric and genial Kapellmeister Kreisler, to study both the literary figure and to try to identify the ...
Kat. Nr: 78754 · LP · 31.01.2013 · SPEAKERS CORNER
HOT TUNA

BURGERS

?The exploration of psychedelic depths did not appear to suffice the founders of Jefferson Airplane - Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady - when searching for their musical salvation. So why not ...
Kat. Nr: 78884 · LP · 26.09.2011 · SPEAKERS CORNER
I MUSICI

WORKS BY BARBER / RESPHIGI / BRITTE

?To compile a music sampler might seem simple, but the conceivers of this LP set themselves several hurdles to spice up their task. Among the infinite possibilities of an overall binding element, ...
Kat. Nr: 78632 · LP · 15.04.2008 · SPEAKERS CORNER
JACKSON, MAHALIA

NEWPORT 1958

?The word "gospel" comes from the Bible - but it also describes Christian music which has been influenced by jazz and the blues. Gospel, says Mahalia Jackson, is a joyful cry of praise to the Lord. ...
Kat. Nr: 79172 · LP · 03.09.2010 · SPEAKERS CORNER
JACQUET, ILLINOIS

SWING'S THE THING

?When a jazz fan begins to hum "Flying Home", the chances are that his buddy will cry out: »Hey, I know that tune - it's "Flying Home" by Lionel Hampton with a fantastic solo by Illinois Jacquet!« ...
Kat. Nr: 78748 · LP · 26.03.2014 · SPEAKERS CORNER
JAMAL, AHMAD

THE PIANO SCENE OF AHMAD JAMAL

?The early recordings made by Ahmad Jamal for the Epic label have disappeared into the annals of jazz history. His trio with bass and drums, however, was certainly a whole lot more famous in clubs, ...
Kat. Nr: 78807 · LP · 08.12.2009 · SPEAKERS CORNER
JANIS, BYRON

BYRON JANIS: ENCORE!

It is an unwritten rule of concert life, signalised by the continuous applause of an enthusiastic audience, that no good soloist is allowed to leave the platform before he has given at least one ...
Kat. Nr: 78803 · LP · 01.04.2004 · SPEAKERS CORNER
JANIS, BYRON/ LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA/ DORATI, ANTAL

RACHMANINOV: PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3

Rachmaninov's Third Piano Concerto, fondly referred to as 'Rach 3' or even 'Rachi 3' in dealer circles, has enjoyed a constantly growing popularity over the last few years. One reason may well be ...
Kat. Nr: 78798 · 2 LP · 22.12.2005 · SPEAKERS CORNER
JANIS, BYRON/ MINNEAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA/ DORATI, ANTAL

MOUSSORGSKY: PICTURES AT AN EXHIBIT

The orchestral version of Mussorgsky's musical picture gallery has always been one of the most popular works ever heard in concert halls all over the world. Originally written for the piano, the ...
Kat. Nr: 78812 · LP · 08.12.2009 · SPEAKERS CORNER
JANIS, BYRON/ PHILHARMONISCHES ORCHESTER MOSKAU/ KONDRASHIN, KYRIL

LISZT: PIANO CONCERTOS NOS. 1 & 2

Liszt's Piano Concertos occupy a special position in the genre for several reasons. Firstly they mirror the amazing keyboard virtuosity of the composer, and secondly they point the way to modern ...
Kat. Nr: 78804 · LP · 08.12.2009 · SPEAKERS CORNER
JANIS, BYRON/ PHILHARMONISCHES ORCHESTER MOSKAU/ KONDRASHIN, KYRIL

PROKOFIEV: PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3 / R

In contrast to his tremendously popular Second and Third Piano Concertos, Rachmaninov's First could be likened to a rare orchid in that it is seldom found on a concert programme. Why is that? Is it ...
Kat. Nr: 79125 · LP · 28.04.2003 · SPEAKERS CORNER
JEFFERSON AIRPLANE

VOLUNTEERS

»Jefferson Airplane«, wrote the magazine Rolling Stone, »is a ship which transports its passengers to the revolutionary fantasies of their own minds.« If only the group had included such ...
Kat. Nr: 78635 · LP ·  · SPEAKERS CORNER
JOHNSON, J.J. SEXTET

J.J. INC.

?He was a shining example for many European modern-jazz trombonists: J. J. Johnson, the man from Indianapolis, and the swinging half of the pair Jay and Kai. (Kai Winding was the white guy with the ...
Kat. Nr: 78791 · LP · 04.09.2000 · SPEAKERS CORNER
JONES, QUINCY

QUINCY JONES PLAYS HIP HITS

In all the history of jazz only a few arrangers have managed to leap into the limelight at festivals and on concert platforms. One of these few is Quincy Jones, born in 1933.Louis Armstrong, Count ...
Kat. Nr: 78664 · LP · 07.03.2011 · SPEAKERS CORNER
JONES, WIZZ

RIGHT NOW

?A great deal has been said about Blues and Rock'n'Roll musicians being inspired to great things by folk music. But one hears little about those who work quietly in the background, far removed from ...
Kat. Nr: 78645 · LP · 03.07.2007 · SPEAKERS CORNER
JOPLIN, JANIS

I GOT DEM OL' KOZMIC BLUES AGAIN MA

When Janis Joplin died in October 1970 at the early age of 27, thus involuntarily confirming the beatnik adage »live fast, love hard, die young«, it was only a matter of time before she was crowned ...
Kat. Nr: 78687 · LP · 13.01.1998 · SPEAKERS CORNER
KATCHEN, JULIUS / LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / SIR GEORG SOLTI

RACHMANINOV: PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2 /

Rachmaninov's piano works, and in particular his Second Piano Concerto, have fired the enthusiasm of music lovers throughout the world. Dedicated to the psychologist Dr. Nikolai Dahl who had cured ...
Kat. Nr: 78880 · LP · 09.05.2012 · SPEAKERS CORNER
LEGRAND, MICHEL

LEGRAND JAZZ

?Michel Legrand, just 26 years old in 1958, already had a number of distinguished trophies on his shelves, among them the "Grand Prix du Disque", and could thus entice New York's top musicians into ...
Kat. Nr: 78735 · LP · 20.08.2001 · SPEAKERS CORNER
LENINGRADER PHILHARMONIKER / JEWGENIJ MRAWINSKIJ

TCHAIKOVSKY: SYMPHONY NO. 5

Recordings of Tchaikovsky's late symphonies with the Leningrad Philharmonic under Mravinskij were a legend even in the days of mono recording technique. It comes as no surprise therefore to learn ...
Kat. Nr: 78698 · LP · 03.07.1996 · SPEAKERS CORNER
LILLIE, BEATRICE/ LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA/ HENDERSON, SKITCH

PROKOFIEV: PETER AND THE WOLF

For those who enjoy a pun, Saint-Saëns's Carnival of the Animals and Prokofiev's symphonic tale for children Peter and the Wolf might well be described as "beastly". And this recording makes no ...
Kat. Nr: 78800 · LP · 22.06.2007 · SPEAKERS CORNER
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / ANTAL DORATI

COPLAND: APPALACHIAN SPRING, BILLY

Aaron Copland is among those Americans whose compositions have found worldwide recognition. Measured against his long lifespan (1900-1990), his creative phase was relatively short, and indeed he ...
Kat. Nr: 78799 · LP · 29.07.2005 · SPEAKERS CORNER
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / ANTAL DORATI

ENESCO: ROUMANIAN RHAPSODIES / LISZ

Born in 1881, George Enescu led the life of a globetrotter. Although he became acquainted with all manner of schools and styles during his thorough studies in Vienna and Paris, it was invariably folk ...
Kat. Nr: 78794 · LP · 23.01.2004 · SPEAKERS CORNER
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / ANTAL DORATI

RESPIGHI: BIRDS, BRAZILIAN IMPRESSI

It was Respighi's fascination with ancient dances and songs that inspired him to write his bird suite. His great love for such music makes itself felt in every single movement of this work. While ...
Kat. Nr: 78679 · LP · 15.05.1994 · SPEAKERS CORNER
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / ATAúLFO ARGENTA

ESPAÑA!

Sonically, this record - made in 1956/57 - is one of the best ever produced by DECCA. The listener is literally swept off his or her feet. To better enjoy this tremendous experience, we would advise ...
Kat. Nr: 78711 · LP · 15.07.1994 · SPEAKERS CORNER
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / GEORGE SZELL

HANDEL: WATER MUSIC, FIREWORKS MUSI

Composed in the spirit of the Baroque, the Water Music and Royal Fireworks Music were written by the highly regarded George Frideric Handel on commissions from Kings George I and George II of ...
Kat. Nr: 78888 · LP · 29.11.2010 · SPEAKERS CORNER
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / IGOR MARKEVITCH

TCHAIKOVSKY: SYMPHONY NO. 4

?Does it make sense to revive an early stereo recording of one of the most recorded works and put it on the market again? Certainly a valid question when one considers the enormous number of ...
Kat. Nr: 78718 · LP · 16.08.2012 · SPEAKERS CORNER
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / ISTVAN KERTÉSZ

DVORáK: SYMPHONY NO. 8

?In comparison with Dvorák's cyclical Ninth Symphony, the Eighth always seems to fade into the background somewhat, although it is actually far more venturesome as regards its formal structure than ...
Kat. Nr: 78683 · LP · 15.03.1994 · SPEAKERS CORNER
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / JOSEF KRIPS

SCHUBERT: SYMPHONY NO. 9 (THE GREAT

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 ...
Kat. Nr: 78673 · LP · 02.08.1993 · SPEAKERS CORNER
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / KENNETH ALWYN

TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812 OVERTURE

The 1812 Overture, Tchaikovsky's musical tribute to celebrate victory over Napoleon's army, is one of those 19th-century works which is seldom performed in the concert hall due to the enormous number ...
Kat. Nr: 78677 · LP · 30.07.1993 · SPEAKERS CORNER
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / OIVIN FJELDSTAD

GRIEG: PEER GYNT

No matter how often one hears it, who can ever fail to enjoy "Morning Mood" from Peer Gynt, the incidental music which Grieg wrote for Henrik Ibsen's play of the same name. And who can fail to want ...
Kat. Nr: 78684 · LP · 21.10.1995 · SPEAKERS CORNER
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / PETER MAAG

MENDELSSOHN: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DR

Felix Mendelssohn composed the concert overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream in 1826 while the remaining incidental music, composed for a performance of Shakespeare's famous play, was written many ...
Kat. Nr: 78696 · LP · 10.04.1995 · SPEAKERS CORNER
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / PETER MAAG

MOZART: NOTTURNO FOR FOUR ORCHESTRA

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 ...
Kat. Nr: 78705 · LP · 22.11.1993 · SPEAKERS CORNER
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / PIERINO GAMBA

ROSSINI: OVERTURES

Although Gioacchino Rossini wrote 39 operas, they are rarely heard today - with the exception of The Barber of Seville. Many of his overtures have, however, remained extremely popular. This record ...
Kat. Nr: 78723 · LP · 21.10.1996 · SPEAKERS CORNER
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / SIR GEORG SOLTI

MAHLER: SYMPHONY NO. 1

"What kind of a world is this which produces such sounds and forms to portray itself?" said Mahler of his First Symphony and gave the world his answer in the music.What at first sounds like "endless ...
Kat. Nr: 78669 · 2 LP · 05.02.1998 · SPEAKERS CORNER
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / SIR GEORG SOLTI

MAHLER: SYMPHONY NO. 2

The search for the extra-musical world in Gustav Mahler's philosophical and programmatic works will doubtless continue to occupy future generations of music scholars. Today's music lovers, however, ...
Kat. Nr: 78672 · 2 LP · 24.08.2000 · SPEAKERS CORNER
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / SIR GEORG SOLTI

MAHLER: SYMPHONY NO. 3

"My symphony will be something the world has never heard before. The whole of Nature will be lent a voice in it and will impart such deep secrets as those one might imagine in one's dreams." Mahler's ...
Kat. Nr: 78726 · LP · 22.09.1998 · SPEAKERS CORNER
LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA / ZUBIN MEHTA

HOLST: THE PLANETS

Earth was not created in a day. And the same applies to Gustav Holst's interplanetary symphony which took him about three years to write. The composer employs a massive orchestra and rich orchestral ...
Kat. Nr: 78729 · LP · 08.12.2000 · SPEAKERS CORNER
LOUSSIER, JACQUES TRIO

PLAY BACH NO. 1

As long as 40 years ago, at a time when Pop and Classical music were strictly separated from one another, Jacques Loussier's "Swinging Bach" thrilled both friends of Baroque music and jazz lovers ...
Kat. Nr: 78648 · LP · 08.05.2008 · SPEAKERS CORNER
MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA, THE

THE INNER MOUNTING FLAME

?The liner notes for "The Inner Mounting Flame" were written by the guru Sri Chinmoy - now that's a real sales point! The music too burns right from the very first note to the last as though it were ...
Kat. Nr: 79116 · LP · 03.06.2011 · SPEAKERS CORNER
MAKEBA, MIRIAM

THE WORLD OF MIRIAM MAKEBA

?It was Miriam Makeba's destiny to broadcast an image of South Africa to the world without actually being in the country. She fought against Apartheid and the Regime in South Africa by means of ...
Kat. Nr: 79111 · LP · 04.10.2011 · SPEAKERS CORNER
MANCINI, HENRY

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S

?Long nights, dizzy parties, a variety of men-friends, and breakfast standing before the window display of the famed jewellery company govern the life of the dazzling Holly Golightly, who has in ...
Kat. Nr: 79104 · LP · 11.12.2003 · SPEAKERS CORNER
MANCINI, HENRY

THE MUSIC FROM PETER GUNN

This is not only a great LP but a key piece of jazz and pop music history. Back in 1958, "Peter Gunn" was one of the unexpected hits of the new television season, capturing the imagination of ...
Kat. Nr: 79118 · LP · 04.10.2011 · SPEAKERS CORNER
MANCINI, HENRY

THE PINK PANTHER

?The film director Blake Edwards brought into existence what is probably the best opening sequence to his comic crime film when he commissioned a young enterprising company to produce an animated ...
Kat. Nr: 78783 · LP · 21.01.2013 · SPEAKERS CORNER
MANGIONE, CHUCK

THE CHUCK MANGIONE QUARTET

?Now - in which pigeonhole that the innumerable self-proclaimed jazz critics like to create does this release from 1971 fit? Jazz-rock, jazz-fusion, soul-jazz-rock-fusion, electro-fusion-pop? Perhaps ...
Kat. Nr: 78772 · LP · 18.02.2013 · SPEAKERS CORNER
MCCANN, LES

BUT NOT REALLY

?One man comes to mind when the words 'funk' and 'fun' are connected with a jazz musician: Les McCann. The man from Kentucky, self-taught and a true heavyweight on the delicate piano stool, dedicated ...
Kat. Nr: 78746 · LP · 25.11.1999 · SPEAKERS CORNER
MICHELANGELI, ARTURO BENEDETTI/ WIENER SYMPHONIKER/ GIULINI, CARLO M.

BEETHOVEN: CONCERTO FOR PIANO AND O

The performance history of Beethoven's Piano Concertos is, it appears, bound up with a paradoxical situation. On the one hand, every great pianist must almost feel destined to perform these works at ...
Kat. Nr: 78742 · LP · 15.06.1999 · SPEAKERS CORNER
MILSTEIN, NATHAN / WIENER PHILHARMONIKER / ABBADO, CLAUDIO

TCHAIKOVSKY & MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDY

Although he has lived in the USA since 1929 and even took on American citizenship in 1942, Nathan Milstein is often referred to as perhaps the last "Russian" among all Russian violinists due to his ...
Kat. Nr: 79113 · LP · 29.10.2013 · SPEAKERS CORNER
MINGUS, CHARLIE

TIJUANA MOODS

?When this LP was released in 1962, it was honoured with the maximum number of stars that Downbeat, the most famous of all jazz magazines, could award. And nota bene the recordings were already five ...
Kat. Nr: 78801 · LP · 12.06.2008 · SPEAKERS CORNER
MINNEAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / ANTAL DORATI

RACHMANINOV: PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2

?The Second Piano Concerto represents Rachmaninov's escape from a crisis lasting several years during which he experienced one catastrophe after another. At the suggestion of his psychiatrist, who ...
Kat. Nr: 78810 · LP · 01.12.2004 · SPEAKERS CORNER
MINNEAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / STANISLAW SKROWACZIEWSKI

PROKOFIEV: ROMEO & JULIET SUITES NO

As is widely known, ballet suites are the `little sisters' of large ballet compositions that have been compiled by the composer mostly at a later date for performance in the concert hall. Prokofiev's ...
Kat. Nr: 78793 · LP · 16.08.2006 · SPEAKERS CORNER
MINNEAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / STANISLAW SKROWACZIEWSKI

SHOSTAKOVICH: SYMPHONY NO. 5

One of the most fascinating aspects of Dmitri Shostakovich's music was and still remains his aesthetic ambiguity, the likes of which is almost impossible to find in modern music. The Fifth Symphony ...
Kat. Nr: 97375 · LP · 08.04.2016 · SPEAKERS CORNER
MONK, THELONIOUS

BIG BAND AND QUARTET IN CONCERT

Thelonious Monk could walk from his flat to New York's famous Philharmonic Hall on the corner of 64th Street and Broadway when he made his very first appearance there with his Big Band in December ...
Kat. Nr: 78637 · LP · 13.07.2012 · SPEAKERS CORNER
MONK, THELONIOUS

IT'S MONK'S TIME

?With its three compositions by Thelonious Monk, one might call this LP from 1964 "3 Standards and 3 Monks". The 'High Priest' of bebop had reached a further pinnacle in his career and performed with ...
Kat. Nr: 79195 · LP · 25.03.2003 · SPEAKERS CORNER
MORINI, ERICA / PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA OF LONDON / RODZINSKI, ARTUR

BRAHMS: VIOLIN CONCERTO

When one considers that Erica Morini's 60-year career on the concert platform brought her together with such orchestras as the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic and took her as ...
Kat. Nr: 78667 · 2 LP · 23.09.2013 · SPEAKERS CORNER
MULLIGAN, GERRY & BAKER, CHET

CARNEGIE HALL CONCERT

?The third encounter of the cool, swinging art of Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker took place in New York's Carnegie Hall on a cold November day in 1974. So-called Cool Jazz had long since arrived and ...
Kat. Nr: 78724 · LP · 02.07.1998 · SPEAKERS CORNER
NEW PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA / CARLO MARIA GIULINI

MOZART: SYMPHONIES NOS. 40 & 41

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 ...
Kat. Nr: 78725 · LP · 02.08.1993 · SPEAKERS CORNER
NEW PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA / RAFAEL FRÜHBECK DE BURGOS

ALBÉNIZ: SUITE ESPAÑOLA

The Suite española, written by the piano virtuoso and composer Isaac Albéniz, is one of the most outstanding works in the history of Spanish music. Albéniz invites the listener to join him on a ...
Kat. Nr: 78626 · LP · 26.02.2014 · SPEAKERS CORNER
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA / DIMITRI MITROPOULOS

PROKOFIEV: ROMEO AND JULIET

?Dimitri Mitropoulos was certainly not one of the recording industry's favourites. His repertoire was far too modern and was judged too risky by record companies since it did not guarantee a ...
Kat. Nr: 79126 · LP · 23.09.2013 · SPEAKERS CORNER
NILSSON, HARRY

NILSSON SINGS NEWMAN

?When two talented, cussed men such as Harry Nilsson and Randy Newman get together to record an album, you can be sure of an exceptional record filled with great vocals and poetry. Nilsson, who is ...
Kat. Nr: 78716 · LP · 16.08.1995 · SPEAKERS CORNER
OISTRACH, DAVID/ LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA/ HORENSTEIN, JASCHA/ PAUL

BRUCH: SCOTTISH FANTASIA

Max Bruch's Scottish Fantasia is a late-Romantic work which is seldom found on concert hall programmes today. One realises after listening to the piece for the first time that the composition proves ...
Kat. Nr: 78889 · LP · 11.03.1998 · SPEAKERS CORNER
OISTRACH, DAVID/ OBORIN, LEW

BEETHOVEN: VIOLIN SONATAS NOS. 5 &

At first sight Beethoven's Violin Sonatas appear to occupy only a subordinate role when placed alongside his great symphonic works and the piano sonatas. While the earlier works in the genre were ...
Kat. Nr: 78722 · LP · 12.02.1997 · SPEAKERS CORNER
OISTRACH, DAVID/ OISTRACH, IGOR/ PHILHARMONISCHES ORCHESTER MOSKAU /

MOZART: SINFONIA CONCERTANTE

"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 ...
Kat. Nr: 78675 · LP · 11.06.1997 · SPEAKERS CORNER
ORCHESTRE DE LA SOCIÉTÉ DES CONCERTS DU CONSERVATOIRE / ATAúLFO ARGENT

BERLIOZ: SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE

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 ...
Kat. Nr: 78781 · LP · 22.08.1996 · SPEAKERS CORNER
ORCHESTRE DE LA SUISSE ROMANDE / ATAúLFO ARGENTA

DEBUSSY: IMAGES POUR ORCHESTRE

"And the blind shall see" - promising words indeed! And very apt to describe the impressionist tonal paintings of Claude Debussy, who exchanged the paintbrush for a pen and the canvas for manuscript ...
Kat. Nr: 78701 · LP · 16.05.1996 · SPEAKERS CORNER
ORCHESTRE DE LA SUISSE ROMANDE / ERNEST ANSERMET

ALBÉNIZ: IBERIA / TURINA: DANZAS FA

As in numerous other works by Spanish composers, Isaac Albéniz's aim in his Iberia Suite was to portray the landscape and express the zest for life which is so abundant in southern countries. Infused ...
Kat. Nr: 78682 · LP · 21.05.2012 · SPEAKERS CORNER
ORCHESTRE DE LA SUISSE ROMANDE / ERNEST ANSERMET

BIZET: CARMEN AND L'ARLÉSIENNE SUIT

?The 19th-century suites with their collection of favourite songs and instrumental excerpts from operas are the clear forerunners of today's 'Best-Of' culture. The "Carmen Suite" was assembled after ...
Kat. Nr: 78782 · LP · 12.03.1996 · SPEAKERS CORNER
ORCHESTRE DE LA SUISSE ROMANDE / ERNEST ANSERMET

BORODIN: SYMPHONIES NOS. 2 & 3

Anyone believing in the old adage that science and the fine arts do not mix must rethink his ideas when he becomes acquainted with Alexandr Borodin's biography and his music. The Russian professor of ...
Kat. Nr: 78709 · LP · 08.04.1997 · SPEAKERS CORNER
ORCHESTRE DE LA SUISSE ROMANDE / ERNEST ANSERMET

DE FALLA: THE THREE-CORNERED HAT

The very fact that Manuel de Falla composed his ballet El sombrero de tres picos (The Three-Cornered Hat) for the ambitious impresario Serge Diaghilev and his epoch-making Ballets Russes indicates ...
Kat. Nr: 78708 · LP · 08.05.2013 · SPEAKERS CORNER
ORCHESTRE DE LA SUISSE ROMANDE / ERNEST ANSERMET

PROKOFIEV: CLASSICAL SYMPHONY

?Thankfully musical genres have been spared from being described with new buzz words such as 'Kleinkunst' which could be translated as 'Small Arts'. But music in small forms - maybe set down on just ...
Kat. Nr: 78719 · LP · 02.08.1993 · SPEAKERS CORNER
ORCHESTRE DE LA SUISSE ROMANDE / ERNEST ANSERMET

RAVEL: BOLÉRO, LA VALSE / HONEGGER:

Among the innumerable recordings of Maurice Ravel's Boléro, the present one made by DECCA with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande under Ernest Ansermet is of particular note. The impressive mounting ...
Kat. Nr: 78685 · LP · 11.07.1995 · SPEAKERS CORNER
ORCHESTRE DE LA SUISSE ROMANDE / ERNEST ANSERMET

RAVEL: MA MèRE L`OYE / DEBUSSY: NOC

Ravel's ballet music Ma Mère l'Oye, originally written for piano, four hands, was inspired by Charles Perrault's fairy tale. Ravel mostly wrote music for small forms which is reflected by the short ...
Kat. Nr: 78721 · LP · 16.02.2012 · SPEAKERS CORNER
ORCHESTRE DE LA SUISSE ROMANDE / ERNEST ANSERMET

RAVEL: SHÉHÉRAZADE / BERLIOZ: LES N

?At the time when Ravel set down "Shéhérazade", and although he had already composed such works as "Pavane pour une Infante defunte" and "Jeux d'eau", - regarded today as excellent - the young ...
Kat. Nr: 78692 · LP · 09.04.1999 · SPEAKERS CORNER
ORCHESTRE DE LA SUISSE ROMANDE / ERNEST ANSERMET

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: CHRISTMAS EVE (SUI

Rimsky-Korsakov was not only a masterly composer of great operas and eloquently powerful symphonies but a genius when it came to the smaller forms, and ample proof is provided by this delightful ...
Kat. Nr: 78676 · LP · 30.07.1993 · SPEAKERS CORNER
ORCHESTRE DE LA SUISSE ROMANDE / ERNEST ANSERMET

STRAVINSKY: PETRUSHKA

The highly controversial reactions of the public could hardly have inspired Stravinsky to believe that, of all his compositions, his early ballets would bring him world fame one day. But just how the ...
Kat. Nr: 78699 · LP · 14.01.2013 · SPEAKERS CORNER
ORCHESTRE DE LA SUISSE ROMANDE / ERNEST ANSERMET

STRAVINSKY: SYMPONIES

?It is well known that the mature Stravinsky was candidly scathing about some of his early compositions. However, he did subscribe a measure of academic value to his very first symphony, if only to ...
Kat. Nr: 78678 · LP · 15.09.1994 · SPEAKERS CORNER
ORCHESTRE DE LA SUISSE ROMANDE / ERNEST ANSERMET

STRAVINSKY: THE FIREBIRD

Ernest Ansermet's long friendship with Igor Stravinsky enabled him to witness the birth of some of the composer's most important creations. This proved to be of incalculable worth in his ...
Kat. Nr: 78695 · 3 LP · 27.10.2011 · SPEAKERS CORNER
ORCHESTRE DE LA SUISSE ROMANDE / ERNEST ANSERMET

TCHAIKOVSKY: SLEEPING BEAUTY

?»His symphonies are ballets, his ballets are symphonies«; such has often been said about Tchaikovsky's lengthy dance compositions. This opinion is not entirely due to the fact that these works had ...
Kat. Nr: 78690 · 2 LP · 20.11.1998 · SPEAKERS CORNER
ORCHESTRE DE LA SUISSE ROMANDE / ERNEST ANSERMET

TCHAIKOVSKY: SWAN LAKE

Here is a true delight for all ballet fans and music-lovers. This recording of what is probably Tchaikovsky's most popular ballet, Swan Lake, by Ernest Ansermet and his orchestra in a masterly ...
Kat. Nr: 78689 · 2 LP · 22.11.1995 · SPEAKERS CORNER
ORCHESTRE DE LA SUISSE ROMANDE / ERNEST ANSERMET

TCHAIKOVSKY: THE NUTCRACKER

When the evenings grow longer, the autumn leaves begin to fall and Jack Frost calls during the night, then it is time to conjure up the magic world of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker while relaxing in ...
Kat. Nr: 78809 · LP · 09.12.2009 · SPEAKERS CORNER
OSIPOV STATE RUSSIAN FOLK ORCHESTRA / VITALY GNUTOV

BALALAIKA FAVORITES

The balalaika is not a difficult instrument to describe: it has a triangular body, three strings and a fretted neck. It is far more difficult to describe the inherent values of this national ...
Kat. Nr: 78756 · LP · 27.08.2012 · SPEAKERS CORNER
PEEBLES, ANN

STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART

?Ann Peebles' climb up the career ladder was rather more conventional than spectacular in the tough, rough days of rhythm and blues. She was first discovered when she appeared in Memphis nightclubs, ...
Kat. Nr: 78826 · LP · 24.11.1997 · SPEAKERS CORNER
PETERSON, OSCAR

EXCLUSIVELY FOR MY FRIENDS - THE LO

Tears of sorrow mingled with tears of joy as Oscar Peterson fans realized that the keyboard genius who had just recovered his health was still capable of amazing them all, although he had obviously ...
Kat. Nr: 79185 · LP · 09.12.2010 · SPEAKERS CORNER
PETERSON, OSCAR & NELSON RIDDLE

THE TRIO & THE ORCHESTRA

?Frank Sinatra once called Nelson Riddle the greatest arranger in the world. Well, you might be able to name one or two others whom you could put alongside him or maybe even above him. But that does ...
Kat. Nr: 78795 · LP · 13.04.2007 · SPEAKERS CORNER
PHILHARMONA HUNGARICA / ANTAL DORATI

RESPIGHI: ANCIENT AIRS AND DANCES F

The common practice in concert houses today of performing early music on modern orchestral instruments is owed largely to the endeavours of Ottorino Respighi. His free transcription of Renaissance ...
Kat. Nr: 78652 · LP · 19.04.2011 · SPEAKERS CORNER
POWELL, BADEN

SOLITUDE ON GUITAR

?The acoustic guitar shares the same destiny as so many music companies: almost all of them dabble with the six strings at some point, many attempt to play entertaining harmonic roulette with it, but ...
Kat. Nr: 79107 · LP · 26.08.2004 · SPEAKERS CORNER
PRESLEY, ELVIS

A DATE WITH ELVIS

Good products are worth their weight in gold when times are a little harsh - and this album was certainly a genially placed stopgap. In 1959, at the time when RCA launched this record on the market, ...
Kat. Nr: 79103 · LP · 01.11.2007 · SPEAKERS CORNER
PRESLEY, ELVIS

ELVIS' CHRISTMAS ALBUM

Wild rock'n'roll and Christian spirituality at Christmastide are impossible to bring together musically, one might think. But Elvis, who in the Fifties was climbing as steadily up the ladder of ...
Kat. Nr: 79105 · LP · 31.10.2008 · SPEAKERS CORNER
PRESLEY, ELVIS

FOR LP FANS ONLY

?Along with the album "A Date With Elvis" (RCA LPM-2011), "For LP Fans Only" is one of the most important special productions of the young King of Rock'n'Roll. Because Elvis had been conscripted into ...
Kat. Nr: 79124 · LP · 28.08.2003 · SPEAKERS CORNER
PRESLEY, ELVIS

FROM ELVIS IN MEMPHIS

A record by Elvis, produced in Tennessee. What's so special about that? Surely everyone knows that the lorry driver from the Southern State sobbed his early songs into the local radio microphones. ...
Kat. Nr: 79117 · LP · 31.10.2006 · SPEAKERS CORNER
PRESLEY, ELVIS

GOLDEN RECORDS VOL. 3

It takes a great deal of imagination to find suitable titles for LP series containing chart breakers. With a view to the King of Rock 'n' Roll's vast number of smash hits, the marketing department ...
Kat. Nr: 79110 · LP · 02.12.2013 · SPEAKERS CORNER
PRESLEY, ELVIS

HIS HAND IN MINE

?Almost everyone loves gospel songs. After all - it is inspirational music about good news and hope and warms the heart without demanding religious belief. But what in God's name makes these songs so ...
Kat. Nr: 78806 · LP · 20.08.2008 · SPEAKERS CORNER
PUYANA, RAFAEL

THE GOLDEN AGE OF HARPSICHORD MUSIC

?The harpsichord, sometimes disrespectfully referred to as a plucked instrument with keys, left its stamp on the musical language of the Baroque as no other. Whether employed as a continuous bass to ...
Kat. Nr: 78732 · LP · 03.05.1996 · SPEAKERS CORNER
RADIO SYMPHONIE ORCHESTER BERLIN / FERENC FRICSAY

MOZART: MASS IN C MINOR (K 427)

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, ...
Kat. Nr: 78734 · LP · 05.04.2000 · SPEAKERS CORNER
RADIO-SYMPHONIE-ORCHESTER BERLIN / FERENC FRICSAY

TCHAIKOVSKY: SYMPHONY NO. 6 (PATHÉT

Made during the pioneering days of stereo technology when everyone was vying for a piece of the cake, it is hard to believe that this absolutely top-notch recording of Tchaikovsky's "Pathétique" has ...
Kat. Nr: 79128 · LP · 18.10.2004 · SPEAKERS CORNER
REED, LOU

TRANSFORMER

It is well known that comparisons seldom get to the root of the matter, but in the case of Lou Reed, for example, they certainly reveal the unassuredness of those people who made them. Is he or isn't ...
Kat. Nr: 78688 · LP · 09.08.1999 · SPEAKERS CORNER
RICCI, RUGGIERO / LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTER / OIVIN FJELDSTAD

SIBELIUS: VIOLIN CONCERTO / TCHAIKO

»The violin had got me completely under its spell; for ten years it was my greatest wish to become a great violin virtuoso _«, confessed Finland's national composer Jean Sibelius in later years. ...
Kat. Nr: 78697 · LP · 02.06.1998 · SPEAKERS CORNER
RICCI, RUGGIERO / LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / PIERINO GAMBA

BIZET: CARMEN FANTAISIE / SARASATE:

Some violinists enrapture their audience with their purity of tone, others with their warm timbre, or their amazing technical virtuosity. Pablo de Sarasate y Navascuéz was one of the very few ...
Kat. Nr: 78694 · LP · 22.12.1993 · SPEAKERS CORNER
RICCI, RUGGIERO / ORCHESTRE DE LA SUISSE ROMANDE / ERNEST ANSERM

LALO: SYMPHONIE ESPAGNOLE / RAVEL:

Whenever the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Ernest Ansermet, their conductor of many years standing, entered the hall for a recording session, all lovers of high quality LPs looked forward to yet ...
Kat. Nr: 78891 · LP · 14.05.2010 · SPEAKERS CORNER
RICHTER, SVIATOSLAV / LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / KYRIL KONDRASHIN

LISZT: PIANO CONCERTOS NOS. 1 & 2

?Any pianist who tackles Franz Liszt's great works must possess outstanding skills in many areas. Technical prowess is absolutely necessary to play the extremely difficult score, as is immense ...
Kat. Nr: 78657 · LP · 12.06.2012 · SPEAKERS CORNER
ROCHE, MAGGIE & TERRE

SEDUCTIVE REASONING

?Thanks to their undeniable musical talent, which allowed them to be taken seriously in the folk scene, the industrious Roche sisters' career began when they were young. The duo began by singing ...
Kat. Nr: 78894 · LP · 21.11.1995 · SPEAKERS CORNER
ROMERO, PEPE / ACADEMY OF ST. MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS / SIR NEVILLE

RODRIGO: CONCIERTO DE ARANJUEZ

The frenetic applause with which both the public and the experts greeted the Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar and orchestra, composed in 1940, is certainly astounding - one would have thought that ...
Kat. Nr: 78878 · 2 LP · 27.05.2011 · SPEAKERS CORNER
ROSTROPOVICH, MSTISLAV / RICHTER, SVIATOSLAV

BEETHOVEN: SONATAS FOR PIANO & CELL

?Possessing a complete recording of Beethoven's Cello Sonatas gives far more satisfaction than merely having the set to fill the shelves. On the one hand it offers one the opportunity to compare ...
Kat. Nr: 78710 · LP · 22.12.1993 · SPEAKERS CORNER
ROSTROPOVICH, MSTISLAW / BRITTEN, BENJAMIN

BRITTEN: SONATA IN C FOR CELLO AND

The cello has always been held in high esteem for its warm, noble timbre and range of expression. So it is no wonder that numerous solo pieces have been written for the instrument. In this recording, ...
Kat. Nr: 78660 · LP · 07.10.2013 · SPEAKERS CORNER
SANTANA

AMIGOS

?Santana's music is like the game of Mikado - a tight bundle of pieces in various styles that is difficult to handle, even for experienced musicians. No whether the sticks are labelled funk, jazz, ...
Kat. Nr: 78656 · LP ·  · SPEAKERS CORNER
SANTANA

BORBOLETTA

?After some hot live performances and subversive jaunts made in the aftershock of Woodstock, Santana and his band entered the calm atmosphere of the recording studio to make their sixth album. Taking ...
Kat. Nr: 78651 · LP · 18.03.2008 · SPEAKERS CORNER
SANTANA

CARAVANSERAI

?To attempt to categorise Carlos Santana's music is, for the prophets of rock music, rather like dancing on the edge of a volcano. While the New York Times acclaimed the band as a reincarnation of ...
Kat. Nr: 78653 · LP · 21.09.2012 · SPEAKERS CORNER
SANTANA

WELCOME

?Many of Santana's rock-addict fans could well have understood the inviting word "Welcome" on the white LP cover as an attempt to break away from the spiritual aura of his previous album "Love ...
Kat. Nr: 78650 · LP · 07.06.2013 · SPEAKERS CORNER
SANTANA, CARLOS & MILES, BUDDY

LIVE!

?'Live' was the watchword of the liberated and permissive post-Woodstock era, when anyone and everyone could do wonderful things and musicians really let themselves go - and it opened the door for ...
Kat. Nr: 78738 · LP · 28.02.1996 · SPEAKERS CORNER
SCHNEIDERHAN, WOLFGANG / BERLINER PHILHARMONIKER / EUGEN JOCHUM

BEETHOVEN: CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN AND

Beethoven's only violin concerto is certainly one of the most lovely works ever written for this instrument. The symphonically conceived work is admired for its highly lyrical and expressive ...
Kat. Nr: 78628 · LP · 06.04.2014 · SPEAKERS CORNER
SERKIN, RUDOLF / COLUMBIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / EUGENE ORMANDY

MENDELSSOHN: PIANO CONCERTOS NOS. 1

?That Mendelssohn was a genial composer and piano virtuoso is very evident in his piano concertos. Written in his youth, his first piano concerto is full of élan and power, with grand gestures in the ...
Kat. Nr: 78629 · LP ·  · SPEAKERS CORNER
SERKIN, RUDOLF / JAIME LAREDO / LESLIE PARNAS / MARLBORO FESTIV

BEETHOVEN: TRIPLE CONCERTO

Why does the piano part seem comparatively simple in contrast to the violin and cello parts, which make the highest demands on the instrumentalists? And why on earth do three musicians play in ...
Kat. Nr: 78630 · LP · 27.09.2013 · SPEAKERS CORNER
SERKIN, RUDOLF / JAIME LAREDO / PHILIPP NAEGELE / LESLIE PARNAS

SCHUBERT: TROUT QUINTET

?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 ...
Kat. Nr: 78662 · LP · 14.04.2014 · SPEAKERS CORNER
SHAKTI WITH JOHN MCLAUGHLIN

NATURAL ELEMENTS

?In the western world, the word shakti is taken to mean creative intelligence, beauty and strength. Guitar marvel John McLaughlin, who collaborated with the unique Mahavishnu Orchestra to tell the ...
Kat. Nr: 78625 · LP · 05.06.2007 · SPEAKERS CORNER
SIMON & GARFUNKEL

THE GRADUATE (OST)

With his film "The Graduate", which was crowned with an Oscar and five Golden Globes, director Mike Nichols created far more than just the story of the erotic initiation of the college graduate ...
Kat. Nr: 79123 · LP · 27.05.2005 · SPEAKERS CORNER
SIMONE, NINA

AND PIANO!

Musicians certainly don't have it easy with record companies. First of all they must struggle to even get a contract. Then, when their debut release has proved a success, they are bandied around from ...
Kat. Nr: 79127 · LP · 06.07.2006 · SPEAKERS CORNER
SIMONE, NINA

EMERGENCY WARD!

Kat. Nr: 79120 · LP · 15.05.2003 · SPEAKERS CORNER
SIMONE, NINA

NINA SIMONE SINGS THE BLUES

In both her public and private life, Nina Simone was adamant about one thing, namely, what she simply would not tolerate. She sometimes complained about the miserable erotic prowess of her lovers, ...
Kat. Nr: 78363 · LP · 10.04.2006 · SPEAKERS CORNER
SMITH, PATTI

HORSES

Patti Smith, »the first published poet to move her poetry completely into rock 'n' roll and to entice experimental rock fans into the forbidden cinema of her hallucinatory fantasy« (New York Times), ...
Kat. Nr: 78788 · 3 LP · 21.06.2004 · SPEAKERS CORNER
STARKER, JANOS

BACH: 6 SOLO CELLO SUITES

Today it is difficult to understand that despite the tremendous Bach renaissance that took place in the 19th century many compositions by the Cantor of St. Thomas's Church in Leipzig had been ...
Kat. Nr: 78805 · LP · 08.06.2005 · SPEAKERS CORNER
STARKER, JANOS / LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / DORATI, ANTAL

DVORáK: CELLO CONCERTO IN B MINOR

The outstanding success of our release of Bach's Cello Suites performed by Janos Starker has encouraged us to follow this up with a no less important interpretation of Dvorák's Cello Concerto by the ...
Kat. Nr: 78813 · LP · 14.02.2008 · SPEAKERS CORNER
STARKER, JANOS / LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / SKROWACZEWSKI, STANISLAW

SCHUMANN/ LALO: CELLO CONCERTI

Schumann rapidly composed his Cello Concerto in only two weeks during an extremely productive creative phase. Its first performance was quite another story. Although the piece was written »first and ...
Kat. Nr: 78814 · LP · 08.02.2007 · SPEAKERS CORNER
STARKER, JANOS / SEBÖK, GYÖRGY

BRAHMS: SONATAS FOR CELLO AND PIANO

Brahms's Cello Sonatas could well be described as "romantic expression dressed in classical garb", filled as they are with the selfsame musical philosophy which is to be found in many of his ...
Kat. Nr: 78811 · LP · 03.12.2008 · SPEAKERS CORNER
STARKER, JANOS / SEBÖK, GYÖRGY

MENDELSSOHN / CHOPIN: CELLO SONATAS

?A powerful broad theme, driven by nervous, throbbing chains of semiquavers (16th notes) in the piano and a vigorously bowed cello which sings out its melody with a bitter-sweet tone - if every ...
Kat. Nr: 78704 · LP · 13.11.1995 · SPEAKERS CORNER
STUTTGARTER KAMMERORCHESTER / KARL MÜNCHINGER

CORELLI: CONCERTO GROSSO NO. 8

The musical press has showered praise upon the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester and its founder and conductor Karl Münchinger for their spectacular performances. This DECCA recording now presents a ...
Kat. Nr: 78706 · LP · 15.04.1994 · SPEAKERS CORNER
STUTTGARTER KAMMERORCHESTER / KARL MÜNCHINGER

MOZART: EINE KLEINE NACHTMUSIK

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 ...
Kat. Nr: 78703 · 2 LP · 02.03.2013 · SPEAKERS CORNER
SUTHERLAND, JOAN

THE ART OF THE PRIMADONNA

?The 'art of the prima donna' stands out like a shining star in the firmament of virtuoso song repertoire and the world of grand opera. And this double LP pays homage to this cult. It is of little ...
Kat. Nr: 78796 · LP · 23.09.2005 · SPEAKERS CORNER
SZIGETI, JOSEPH / HORSZOWSKI, MIECZYSLAW / BARROWS, JOHN

BRAHMS: HORN TRIO, SONATA NO. 2

In the 18th and 19th century, a great many chamber-music works for winds were composed with a specific occasion in mind. Brahms's Horn Trio, however, is an exception in that it was not especially ...
Kat. Nr: 78663 · LP · 17.09.2007 · SPEAKERS CORNER
TOTO

IV

Anyone who gives the dull name "Four" to their rock album must either be very sure of success or already have resigned. The group Toto may well have experienced such extremes as there was an enormous ...
Kat. Nr: 78789 · LP · 22.05.2000 · SPEAKERS CORNER
WASHINGTON, DINAH

THE QUEEN

"Grande Dame", "Lady of Jazz". The American journalists and marketing people have never been miserly in handing out titles for those with powerful black voices. But even so, some record producers ...
Kat. Nr: 78611 · LP · 18.03.2003 · SPEAKERS CORNER
WATERS, MUDDY

MUDDY WATERS SINGS BIG BILL BROONZY

In 1960, when Muddy Waters recorded this album as a tribute to Big Bill Broonzy two years after his death, he could be sure of Broonzy's approval. »Oh yeah, Muddy is a real singer of the Blues«, Big ...
Kat. Nr: 78654 · LP · 15.07.2013 · SPEAKERS CORNER
WEATHER REPORT

MYSTERIOUS TRAVELLER

?In Weather Report's fourth album the mysterious multi-instrumentalist Joe Zawinul travels once again through his virtually endless sound universe. And once again the question arises as to whether he ...
Kat. Nr: 78659 · LP · 10.09.2012 · SPEAKERS CORNER
WEATHER REPORT

TALE SPINNIN'

?»We played music that people listened to every day just as they watch the news every evening, music which changed constantly - just like the weather«, reminisced Joe Zawinul when talking about ...
Kat. Nr: 78823 · LP · 04.09.2009 · SPEAKERS CORNER
WELLS, MARY

MARY WELLS SINGS MY GUY

If ever there was a First Lady among the female singers who epitomized the Motown Sound, then it must be Mary Wells. At the tender age of 16 she entered Berry Gordy's office to present him a song she ...
Kat. Nr: 78680 · LP · 05.10.2012 · SPEAKERS CORNER
WIENER OKTETT

SCHUBERT: OCTET IN F MAJOR

?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 ...
Kat. Nr: 78714 · LP · 16.06.1998 · SPEAKERS CORNER
WIENER PHILHARMONIKER / ARAM KHATCHATURIAN

KHACHATURIAN: SPARTACUS, GAYNEH

Aram Khachaturian, the most well-known of all Armenian composers, believed that art should be closely bound to the people and indeed it was a pre-requisite for his own creative inspiration. Largely ...
Kat. Nr: 78702 · LP · 28.02.1994 · SPEAKERS CORNER
WIENER PHILHARMONIKER / FRITZ REINER

BRAHMS: HUNGARIAN DANCES / DVORáK:

Fritz Reiner dedicated himself to the interpretation of works by modern composers such as Richard Wagner, Richard Strauss and Béla Bartók, and it suited him well to tackle works such as Brahms's ...
Kat. Nr: 78707 · LP · 30.07.1993 · SPEAKERS CORNER
WIENER PHILHARMONIKER / ISTVAN KERTÉSZ

DVORáK: SYMPHONY NO. 9 (FROM THE NE

Dvorák's long experience with classical forms finds its culmination in his final symphony, whose first performance took place in New York in 1893. The work still enjoys an unwaning popularity thanks ...
Kat. Nr: 78670 · LP · 10.08.1997 · SPEAKERS CORNER
WIENER PHILHARMONIKER / LEONARD BERNSTEIN

MOZART: PIANO CONCERTO NO. 15, SYMP

Let us recall that great American and citizen of the world who trod every musical pathway and who held his audience riveted with unbounding energy and charisma. Whether as a composer of operas or ...
Kat. Nr: 78686 · 2 LP · 06.03.2000 · SPEAKERS CORNER
WIENER PHILHARMONIKER / RAFAEL KUBELIK

SMETANA: Má VLAST

Smetana's symphonic poem "Má Vlast" consists of several individual compositions which the composer put together at a later date to form a cycle and is one of the greatest testimonies to Czech ...
Kat. Nr: 78671 · 2 LP · 25.10.2012 · SPEAKERS CORNER
WIENER PHILHARMONIKER / SIR GEORG SOLTI

STRAUSS: ELEKTRA

?Richard Strauss was filled with doubt as to whether he would be capable of expressing in music the crazed revenge of "Elektra" after writing his opera "Salome" with its shocking story. It is quite ...
Kat. Nr: 78643 · LP · 24.11.2011 · SPEAKERS CORNER
WINTER, JOHNNY

JOHNNY WINTER

?When an international weekly magazine calls a musician the »white pope of black art«, then it sounds suspiciously like charitableness towards a blues musician in his prime, whose good years are in ...
Kat. Nr: 78646 · 2 LP · 08.04.2013 · SPEAKERS CORNER
WINTER, JOHNNY

SECOND WINTER

?Johnny Winter released the album "Second Winter", a passionate and fervent collection of songs, just a few months after his record debut. This legendary band's steadfast commitment to blues is ...
Kat. Nr: 79139 · LP · 16.10.2007 · SPEAKERS CORNER
WITHERS, BILL

JUST AS I AM

"Just As I Am" - anyone who sets off on a late career can already have earned himself quite a reputation, although in the case of Bill Withers it had had nothing to do with music at this stage. ...
Kat. Nr: 78745 · LP · 23.04.2009 · SPEAKERS CORNER
YORDANOFF, LUBEN/ TETARD, ALBERT/ DESURMONT, CLAUDE/ BARENBOIM, DANIEL

MESSIAEN: QUATUOR POUR LA FIN DU TE

?The title alone "Quartet for the end of time" and the fact that it was composed in 1940, when war was raging, give one an inkling of the ominous background to the writing of this piece of music. ...
 

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