Your basket is empty

Categories :

Similar artists

Albums

From
CD$25.49

Classical - Released January 1, 2013 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Distinctions 5 de Diapason - 4 étoiles Classica
From
HI-RES$17.99
CD$15.49

Classical - Released April 23, 2021 | MUNCHNER PHILHARMONIKER GBR

Hi-Res
When this recording was released in 2021, conductor Zubin Mehta was 85; it was made over three days in 2019. There isn't an absolutely compelling novelty contained here, and this is very much an old-school Haydn performance with a full symphony orchestra and chorus (not that you'd want anything less in this work, whose rock-concert atmosphere at the initial performance is well described in the booklet). For those in search of the combination of Mehta and Haydn's Die Schöpfung, Mehta's performance some years ago with the Israel Philharmonic, with the sublime Barbara Hendricks as the soprano soloist, has a bit more of an edge. However, there is something satisfying about a maestro who continues to issue masterly performances at an advanced age. Part of the appeal is that all the musicians here made it their business to be at their best, not only the Münchner Philharmoniker, but the soloists, soprano Mojca Erdmann, tenor Dmitry Korchak, and bass René Pape, and the Philharmonischer Chor München. Everything comes off smoothly and nobly and certainly shows that Mehta is not done yet. The orchestra's engineers deliver superior sound from the Philharmonie im Gasteig; the recording's clarity enhances the enduring Enlightenment mood. © TiVo
From
HI-RES$14.99
CD$12.99

Classical - Released August 2, 2019 | MUNCHNER PHILHARMONIKER GBR

Hi-Res
From
HI-RES$14.99
CD$12.99

Classical - Released April 19, 2019 | MUNCHNER PHILHARMONIKER GBR

Hi-Res Booklet
From
HI-RES$14.99
CD$12.99

Classical - Released May 29, 2020 | MUNCHNER PHILHARMONIKER GBR

Hi-Res
From
HI-RES$14.99
CD$12.99

Classical - Released September 4, 2020 | MUNCHNER PHILHARMONIKER GBR

Hi-Res
From
HI-RES$14.99
CD$12.99

Classical - Released January 17, 2020 | MUNCHNER PHILHARMONIKER GBR

Hi-Res Booklet
From
HI-RES$14.99
CD$12.99

Classical - Released September 4, 2020 | MUNCHNER PHILHARMONIKER GBR

Hi-Res
From
HI-RES$14.99
CD$12.99

Classical - Released September 14, 2018 | MUNCHNER PHILHARMONIKER GBR

Hi-Res Booklet
From
HI-RES$14.99
CD$12.99

Classical - Released September 4, 2020 | MUNCHNER PHILHARMONIKER GBR

Hi-Res
From
HI-RES$8.99
CD$7.99

Classical - Released November 30, 2018 | MUNCHNER PHILHARMONIKER GBR

Hi-Res
From
HI-RES$8.99
CD$7.99

Classical - Released November 30, 2018 | MUNCHNER PHILHARMONIKER GBR

Hi-Res
From
HI-RES$8.99
CD$7.99

Classical - Released November 30, 2018 | MUNCHNER PHILHARMONIKER GBR

Hi-Res
From
HI-RES$14.99
CD$12.99

Classical - Released April 19, 2019 | MUNCHNER PHILHARMONIKER GBR

Hi-Res
Like his other early symphonies, Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 2 in C minor was revised on several occasions, and it exists in no fewer than six versions. This recording by Valery Gergiev and the Munich Philharmonic features a combination of the 1872 and 1877 versions, edited by Leopold Nowak, and it has been recorded frequently enough that it seems to be preferred by many conductors and orchestras. Gergiev's strengths famously lie in his performances of Russian music, while his efforts at interpreting Bruckner seem to put him on less familiar ground, so it is probably a wise choice to let the highly experienced Munich Philharmonic play this symphony according to its long tradition, dating back to 1897 when conductor Ferdinand Löwe introduced Bruckner to the orchestra's repertoire. The music is expertly handled and fairly exciting, to say the least, notwithstanding the hesitant nature of Bruckner's themes and their development, a problem he didn't resolve until his mature symphonies. Even though the Second struggles to find its voice, and only superficially resembles the Bruckner symphonies to come in its tremolos and odd episodic passages, it is still memorable for its melancholy mood and transparent orchestration. Gergiev and Munich make a good case for favoring this edition above the rest. © TiVo
From
HI-RES$14.99
CD$12.99

Classical - Released September 4, 2020 | MUNCHNER PHILHARMONIKER GBR

Hi-Res
From
HI-RES$14.99
CD$12.99

Classical - Released April 19, 2019 | MUNCHNER PHILHARMONIKER GBR

Hi-Res Booklet
Performing the 1951 Leopold Nowak edition of Anton Bruckner's unfinished Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Valery Gergiev and the Munich Philharmonic continue their cycle of the symphonies, which have received considerable critical praise for their power and authority. How much of this is due to Gergiev's insights and how much to the orchestra's tradition may be debated, because much more of the conductor's personality is apparent in his recordings of Russian repertoire with his Mariinsky Orchestra, while he seems to let the Munich musicians lead the way in Bruckner, a mainstay of its programming established in 1897 by Bruckner's student, conductor Ferdinand Löwe. Indeed, this performance of the original three-movement version is traditional to its core, and Brucknerians will be hard-pressed to find anything amiss in either the interpretation or the playing. Likewise, they won't find anything daring or original, trademarks of Gergiev's style. However -- except for recordings of attempted completions of the Finale, none of which have entered the standard repertoire yet -- the vast majority of recordings of the Ninth stick to the same general pacing, tempos, and phrasing, and Gergiev hews to the conventional line, unsurprising but reliable and reverent. © TiVo
From
HI-RES$14.99
CD$12.99

Classical - Released November 30, 2018 | MUNCHNER PHILHARMONIKER GBR

Hi-Res
From
CD$10.49

Classical - Released January 1, 2006 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

From
HI-RES$8.99
CD$7.99

Classical - Released November 30, 2018 | MUNCHNER PHILHARMONIKER GBR

Hi-Res
From
HI-RES$8.99
CD$7.99

Classical - Released November 30, 2018 | MUNCHNER PHILHARMONIKER GBR

Hi-Res