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  • Chopin - Scherzo No. 3 / Brahms -  Rhapsodies (Speakers Corner) Chopin - Scherzo No. 3 / Brahms - Rhapsodies (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Chopin - Scherzo No. 3 / Brahms - Rhapsodies (Speakers Corner)

    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 she was reaching for the stars. To bring five composers together on an LP of roughly 45 minutes length means nothing other than speaking five different musical languages - and Martha Argerich proves herself a master of them all! The demonic opening of the Scherzo in C sharp minor gives way to an iridiscent dialogue which sings and sparkles beyond compare. The Barcarolle rocks gently along; Prokofiev's Toccata is filled with dynamic force and nervous agitation; Ravel's Jeux d'eau is pensive and introverted, with the water rippling in a circular motion. As a contrast, the two famous Brahms Rhapsodies are performed with passion, impetuosity and occasionally the required heaviness.



    This recording is surely one of the brightest candles to burn anew on Deutsche Grammophon's birthday cake.



    This record was part of the 3-LP Set "The Conductors" and is now available again.



    Musicians:



    • Martha Argerich (piano)




    Recording: July 1960 at Beethoven-Saal, Hannover by Heinz Wildhagen

    Production: Prof. Elsa Schiller





    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. No. 3 C Sharp Minor, Op.39: Scherzo No. 3 In C Sharp
    2. Minor, Op.39
    3. Rhapsody, Op.79: No.1 Agitato In B Minor
    4. Rhapsody, Op. 79: No. 2 Molto passionato, ma non troppo allegro In G Minor
    5. Toccata, Op. 11
    6. Jeux D'Eau: Tres doux
    7. Barcarole In F Sharp Major, Op. 60
    8. Hungarian Rhapsody No.6:
    Johannes Brahms
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  • The Pianist Soundtrack (Pre-Order) The Pianist Soundtrack (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    The Pianist Soundtrack (Pre-Order)

    First Pressing Of 1500 Numbered Copies On Red Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter

    180-Gram Audiophile Vinyl

    PVC Protective Sleeve

    Gatefold Sleeve

    Includes 4-Page Booklet

    15th Anniversary Edition

    OST Of The Multiple Award-Winning 2002 Roman Polanski Movie

    Compositions By Chopin & Kilar

    First Time On Vinyl!

    The Pianist is a 2002 biographical drama film, directed by Roman Polanski. It is based on the autobiographical book The Pianist, a World War II memoir by the Polish-Jewish pianist and composer Wadysaw Szpilman. The film was a co-production between France, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Poland.

    The Pianist met with significant critical praise and received multiple awards and nominations. It was awarded the Palme d'Or at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival. At the 75th Academy Awards, The Pianist won Oscars for Best Director (Roman Polanski), Best Adapted Screenplay (Ronald Harwood), and Best Actor (Adrien Brody), and was also nominated for four other awards, including the Academy Award for Best Picture. It also won the BAFTA Award for Best Film and BAFTA Award for Best Direction in 2003 and seven French CÉsars including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for Brody.

    The Pianist soundtrack's consists of 11 tracks, eight are Chopin compositions played by Polish pianist Janusz Olejniczak, one is an orchestral composition (from the film) written by Polish composer Wojciech Kilar and played by the Warsaw Philharmonic National Orchestra of Poland, and the collection concludes with a rare, remastered performance of Chopin's Mazurka Op. 17, No.4 by Wladyslaw Szpilman himself, recorded in Warsaw in 1948.

    In 2003, the music won the CÉsar Award for Best Music Written for a Film and was also nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Film Music.

    The Pianist is now finally available on vinyl for the first time! As a 15th anniversary edition, the first pressing of 1,500 copies is pressed on red vinyl.

    LP 1
    1. Nocturne In C-Sharp Minor, B. 49
    2. Nocturne In E Minor, Op. 72, No. 1
    3. Nocturne In C Minor, Op. 48, No. 1
    4. Ballade No. 2 In F Major, Op. 38
    5. Ballade No. 1 In G Minor, Op. 23


    LP 2
    1. Waltz In A Minor, Op. 34, No. 2
    2. PrÉlude In E Minor, Op. 28, No. 4
    Grande Polonaise For Piano And Orchestra
    (Preceded By An Andante Spianato), Op. 22
    3. Andante Spianato In G Major. Tranquillo
    4. Grande Polonaise In E-Flat Major. Molto Allegro
    5. Moving To The Ghetto Oct. 31, 1940
    6. Mazurka In A Minor, Op. 17, No. 4

    Various Artists
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  • The Complete Concerto Recordings (Box-Set) The Complete Concerto Recordings (Box-Set) Quick View

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    The Complete Concerto Recordings (Box-Set)

    With this special LP limited edition box set, Deutsche Grammophon pays tribute to an extraordinary musical
    partnership. The 6LP set collects all the concerto recordings made by pianist Martha Argerich with conductor
    Claudio Abbado over more than 45 years, covering works by Beethoven, Chopin, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and many others. "Between them Argerich and Abbado generate a heady world of romance and electricity," BBC Music Magazine 2014.
    LP1
    PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3 | RAVEL Piano Concerto in G
    Berliner Philharmoniker


    LP2

    CHOPIN | LISZT Piano Concertos No. 1

    London Symphony Orchestra


    LP3
    TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1
    Berliner Philharmoniker


    LP4
    BEETHOVEN Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3
    Mahler Chamber Orchestra


    LP5
    MOZART Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 25
    Orchestra Mozart


    LP6
    RAVEL Piano Concerto in G | RAVEL Gaspard de la nuit
    London Symphony Orchestra

    Martha Argerich and Claudio Abbado
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  • Chopin: The Legendary 1965 Recording Chopin: The Legendary 1965 Recording Quick View

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    Chopin: The Legendary 1965 Recording

    Martha Argerich, born in 1941, is widely regarded as one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. She was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


    She recorded this recital in 1965, shortly after her victory in the prestigious Chopin Competition, but it only became available in 1999, when it appeared on CD.


    This is its first release on LP, the format originally intended.


    Argerich was quite the most formidable player we had ever come across, said the album's producer, Suvi Raj Grubb, Nothing would have been beyond this woman. All this adds up to a recording that is indeed legendary.

    1. Piano Sonata No.3 In B Minor, Op.58: I. Allegro maetoso
    2. Piano Sonata No.3 In B Minor, Op.58: II. Scherzo: Molto vivace
    3. Piano Sonata No.3 In B Minor, Op.58: III. Largo
    4. Piano Sonata No.3 In B Minor, Op.58: IV. Finale: Presto, non tanto
    5. Mazurka No.36 In A Minor, Op.59 No.1
    6. Mazurka No.37 In A-flat, Op.59 No.2
    7. Mazurka No.38 In F-sharp Minor, Op.59 No.3
    8. Nocturne No.4 In F, Op.15 No.1
    9. Scherzo No.3 In C-sharp Minor, Op.39
    10. Polonaise No.6 In A-flat, Op.53
    Martha Argerich
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  • Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 Quick View

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    Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

    Recorded With The Polish Festival Orchestra


    DG celebrates Krystian Zimerman's 60th birthday in December with 3 releases new release to vinyl. Original tapes remastered by EBS and pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl.

    LP 1
    1. Allegro maestoso
    2. Romance (Larghetto)

    3. Rondo (Vivace)


    LP 2
    1. Maestoso
    2. Larghetto

    3. Allegro vivace

    Krystian Zimerman
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  • Chopin 24 Preludes (Awaiting Repress) Chopin 24 Preludes (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Chopin 24 Preludes (Awaiting Repress)

    Martha Argerich performing Chopin's 24 Preludes Op. 28 and Piano Sonata No. 2 In B Flat Minor Op. 35.


    Features:

    - 180 gram Vinyl

    - Grammy Award Winner

    - Voted into Gramophone's Hall of Fame in 2012

    Side 1:
    1. No. 1 In C Major
    2. No. 2 In A Minor
    3. No. 3 In G Major
    4. No. 4 In E Minor
    5. No. 5 In D Major
    6. No. 6 In B Minor
    7. No. 7 In A Major
    8. No. 8 In F Sharp Minor
    9. No. 9 In E Major
    10. No. 10 In C Sharp Minor
    11. No. 11 In B Major
    12. No. 12 In G Sharp Minor
    13. No. 13 In F Sharp Major
    14. No. 14 In E Flat Minor


    Side 2:
    15. No. 15 In D Flat Major
    16. No. 16 In B Flat Minor
    17. No. 17 In A Flat Major
    18. No. 18 In F Minor
    19. No. 19 In E Flat Major
    20. No. 20 In C Minor
    21. No. 21 In B Flat Major
    22. No. 22 In G Minor
    23. No. 23 In F Major
    24. No. 24 In D Minor
    25. PrÉlude No. 25 In C Sharp Minor Op. 45
    26. PrÉlude No. 26 In A Flat Major Op. Posth.

    Martha Argerich
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  • Lang Lang In Paris Lang Lang In Paris Quick View

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    Lang Lang In Paris

    Lang Lang and Chopin have long been a winning combination, with the 2012 release of The Chopin Album being his most successful Sony album to date. Tchaikovsky has also featured prominently in Lang Lang's career - most notably in his international breakthrough at age seventeen performing Tchaikovsky's first piano concerto at Ravinia's "Gala of the Century." With Lang Lang in Paris the superstar classical pianist combines his love for both composers. Already celebrated worldwide for his Chopin interpretations, Lang Lang selects the four virtuosic and well known Scherzi to display his interpretative ability and renowned technical command. The album also features the rarer Tchaikovsky Seasons, twelve works commissioned by a Russian music magazine in 1875.
    LP1 - Frederic Chopin - Scherzo
    1. No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20
    2. No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 31
    3. No. 3 in C-Sharp minor, Op. 39
    4. No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54


    LP2 - Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Seasons, Op. 37a
    1. January: At the Fireside
    2. February: Carnival
    3. March: Song of the Lark
    4. April: Snowdrop
    5. May: Starlit Nights
    6. June: Barcarolle
    7. July: Song of the Reaper
    8. August: Harvest
    9. September: The Hunt
    10. October: Autumn Song
    11. November: Troika
    12. December: Christmas

    Lang Lang
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  • The Chopin Project The Chopin Project Quick View

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    The Chopin Project

    Coming off the success of his debut Mercury Classics album For Now I Am Winter, Ólafur Arnalds sheds new, fresh light on the music of Chopin. Played by renowned DG pianist Alice Sara Ott and recorded by Ólafur in his boundary - pushing ambient style with re-compositions for strings and piano, the Romantic composer's pieces are reimagined for a unique listening experience.
    1. Verses
    2. Piano Sonata No. 3 Largo
    3. Nocturne in C Sharp Minor (ft. Mari Samuelsen)
    4. Reminiscence
    5. Nocturne in G Minor
    6. Eyes Shut, Nocturne In C Minor
    7. Written In Stone
    8. Letters of a Traveller
    9. Prelude in D Flat Major (Raindrop)
    Olafur Arnalds & Alice Sara Otts
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  • The Salzburg Recital The Salzburg Recital Quick View

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    The Salzburg Recital

    W. A. MOZART

    Piano Sonatas KV 280 · KV 332


    FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN

    24 PrÉludes op. 28

    2 Mazurkas op. 68 No. 2 · op. 63 No. 3


    ALEXANDER SCRIABIN

    2 Poèmes op. 69


    JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU

    Les Sauvages


    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

    Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 639

    LP 1
    Side 1: The Salzburg Recital


    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
    Piano Sonata No.2 In F, K.280
    1. Allegro assai 7:42
    2. Adagio 9:52
    3. Presto 4:16
    Grigory Sokolov


    Side 2: The Salzburg Recital


    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
    Piano Sonata No.12 In F, K.332
    1. Allegro 10:31
    2. Adagio 5:42
    3. Allegro assai 10:50
    Grigory Sokolov


    LP2
    Side 1: The Salzburg Recital


    FrÉdÉric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
    24 PrÉludes, Op.28
    1. In C Major 0:53
    2. In A Minor 2:29
    3. In G Major 0:58
    4. In E Minor 2:21
    5. In D Major 0:34
    6. In B Minor 2:21
    7. In A Major 0:45
    8. In F Sharp Minor 1:56
    9. In E Major 1:23
    10. In C Sharp Minor 0:41
    11. In B Major 0:57
    12. In G Sharp Minor 1:16
    13. In F Sharp Major 3:51
    14. In E Flat Minor 0:39
    15. In D Flat Major (Raindrop) 7:11
    Grigory Sokolov


    Side 2: The Salzburg Recital


    FrÉdÉric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
    24 PrÉludes, Op.28
    16. In B Flat Minor 1:05
    17. In A Flat Major 3:45
    18. In F Minor 1:07
    19. In E Flat Major 1:16
    20. In C Minor 1:45
    21. In B Flat Major 2:27
    22. In G Minor 1:01
    23. In F Major 1:06
    24. In D Minor 2:59
    Alexander Scriabin (1872 - 1915)
    10. Poème, Op.69 No.1 2:06
    FrÉdÉric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
    11. Mazurka In A Minor, Op.68 No.2 3:47
    Alexander Scriabin (1872 - 1915)
    12. Poème, Op.69 No.2 1:35
    FrÉdÉric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
    13. Mazurka In C Sharp Minor, Op.63 No.3 2:43
    Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683 - 1764)
    Premier Livre de pieces de clavecin
    Suite In G Minor-Major (1728)
    14. Les Sauvages 1:45
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
    15. Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639

    Grigory Sokolov
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  • Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1; Ballades Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1; Ballades Quick View

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    Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1; Ballades

    Recorded With Gianandrea Noseda & The London Symphony Orchestra


    Pianist Seong-Jin Cho was the first prize winner at the prestigious International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw one year ago. Released on the anniversary of that win, Cho's first ever studio recording on DG features Chopin's 1st Piano Concerto, recorded at Abbey Road Studios with the LSO and Gianandrea Noseda, as well as Chopin's four Ballades. Praised by the Financial Times as "poetic, introspective, graceful," this recording is now available on vinyl.

    1. Allegro maestoso
    2. Romance (Larghetto)
    3. Rondo (Vivace)
    4. Ballade No. 1 In G Minor, Op. 23
    5. Ballade No. 2 In F Major, Op. 38
    6. Ballade No. 3 In A Flat Major, Op. 47
    7. Ballade No. 4 In F Minor, Op. 52
    Seong-Jin Cho
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  • Horowitz At Carnegie Hall Horowitz At Carnegie Hall Quick View

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    Horowitz At Carnegie Hall

    The musical rest is defined as being a pause during which no sound is heard until the next tone is sounded. And the same goes for a musician who makes a long pause, which is then ended by thundering applause from an enraptured audience. This is exactly what happened on 9 May 1965, the day on which Vladimir Horowitz stepped onto the stage at Carnegie Hall after an absence of 12 years.
    As so often, the maestro ignored all types of works from Viennese Classicism, and certainly no one missed them. Busoni's arrangement of Bach's Toccata in C major, BWV 564 is precise, has enormous presence and is yet impressively transparent; Schumann's Fantasy op. 17 is emotional, at times breathless and charming; Horowitz captures the spirit of Scriabin and Chopin with virtuosity and heartfelt emotion, allowing the works to waft over the audience.
    As a finale to this celebrated comeback, Horowitz performs a delightfully light and fresh rendering of Moszkowski's Etude in A major, op. 27, and brings the evening to a peaceful end with Schumann's unique TrÄumerei (Dreaming) from Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood). In this live recording of just one of several comebacks, the discerning listener will notice the tension and nervousness at this literally high-temperature event - the noisy air-conditioning had been shut at the request of the recording engineers.




    Musicians:



    • Vladimir Horowitz (piano)



    Recording: May 1965 live at Carnegie Hall, New York, by Fred Plaut
    Production: Thomas Frost



    1. J.S. Bach / Ferruccio Busoni: Organ Toccata in C major
    2. Robert Schumann: Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17; TrÄumerei (Dreaming) from Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood) Op. 15
    3. Alexandr Scriabin: Poem in F-sharp major, Op. 32, No. 1; Etude in C-sharp minor, Op. 2, No. 1
    4. Frederic Chopin: Mazurka in C-sharp minor, Op. 30, No. 4; Etude in F major, Op. 10, No. 8; Ballade in G minor, Op. 23
    5. Claude Debussy: Serenade For the Doll (from Children's Corner)
    Vladimir Horowitz
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  • Chopin: 7 Polonaises Chopin: 7 Polonaises Quick View

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    Chopin: 7 Polonaises

    Maurizio Pollini: Chopin: 7 Polonaises
    1. Op. 26, No. 1 (Cis-moll)
    2. Op. 26, No. 2 (Es-moll)
    3. Op. 40, No. 1 (A-dur)
    4. Op. 40, No. 2 (C-moll)
    5. Op. 44 (Fis-moll)
    6. Op. 53 (As-dur)
    7. Op. 61 (Polonaise-Fantaisie) (As-dur)
    Maurizio Pollini
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  • Chopin & Liszt: Concertos for Piano and Orchestra (Speakers Corner) Chopin & Liszt: Concertos for Piano and Orchestra (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Chopin & Liszt: Concertos for Piano and Orchestra (Speakers Corner)

    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 orchestra certainly has no need for excuses. Let's be honest: we all want to enjoy the brilliance and ecstasy of such music. Putting Chopin's brilliant youthful work, with which he took Paris by the storm, alongside Liszt's symphonically structured work with its manifold improvisatory passages is rather like comparing apples and oranges. However, a compilation of the two works on one record is highly desirable, especially when the youthful and athletic Martha Argerich is at the keyboard. She lends Chopin's dominant piano part elegance, pearly lightness, and brings out his exquisite harmonies to create haunting poetry in music.



    Just as effortlessly she brings the sharp contrasts between lyrical airiness and extreme tension to perfection in Liszt's E flat major concerto. With shivers running down the spine, one eagerly awaits Argerich playing the forceful passages, where her complete control is particularly evident in the phenomenal chordal passages.



    Recording: Feburary 1968 at Walthamstow Townhall, London by Heinz Wildhagen

    Production: Rainer Brock



    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    FrÉdÉric Copin: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1
    Franz Liszt: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1
    Martha Argerich and the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado
    Claudio Abbado
    $34.99
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  • Best of Tacet 2008 (Discontinued) (On Sale) Best of Tacet 2008 (Discontinued) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Best of Tacet 2008 (Discontinued) (On Sale)

    The Best Of Tacet 2008 - Werke von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, FrÉdÉric Chopin, Franz Liszt, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach


    Recording: throughout 2008 at various locations by Andreas Spreer

    Production: Andreas Spreer


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Sonata in A minor KV 310 (300d),
    1st movement Allegro Maestoso


    2. Frederic Chopin
    Nocturne B flat mino op. 9 No. 1


    3. Franz Liszt
    La Campanella


    4. Ludwig van Beethoven
    Sonata A major op. 2 No. 2,
    4th movement, Rondo. Grazioso


    5. Ludwig van Beethoven
    Sonata D major op. 31 no. 2
    "Sturm-Sonate",
    3rd movement, Allegretto


    6. Franz Liszt
    Zwei Konzertetuden.
    "Gnomenreigen" in F sharp major


    7. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Trio in B flat major KV 502,
    1st movement, Allegro


    8. Johann Sebastian Bach
    Suite III B mino BWV 814,
    Sarabande

    Various Artists
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  • OR: The Originals OR: The Originals Quick View

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    OR: The Originals

    Limited-Edition, Numbered-Box Set


    Re-Mastered At Optimal From Analogue Sources


    Original LP Front And Back Covers


    12-Page Leaflet


    The Originals - Legendary Recordings From The Deutsche Grammophon Catalogue


    CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No.1/LISZT: Piano Concerto No.1Martha Argerich/London Symphony Orchestra/Claudio Abbado139 383

    GRIEG: Lyric Pieces (selection)Emil Gilels2530 476

    HOLST: The Planets Boston Symphony Orchestra/William Steinberg2530 102

    R.STRAUSS: Also sprach ZarathustraBerliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan2530 402

    ORFF: Carmina BuranaChorus and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper, Berlin/Eugen Jochum139 362

    TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.6 „PathÉtique"Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra/Evgeny Mravinsky138 659

    LP1
    Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 / Liszt: Piano Concerto No.1
    FrÉdÉric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
    Piano Concerto No.1 In E Minor, Op.11
    1. Allegro maestoso
    2. Romance (Larghetto)
    3. Rondo (Vivace)
    Piano Concerto No.1 in E flat, S.124
    1. Allegro maestoso
    2. Quasi adagio - Allegretto vivace - Allegro animato
    3. Allegro marziale animato


    LP2
    Grieg: Lyric Pieces
    Edvard Grieg (1843 - 1907)
    Lyric Pieces, Op. 12
    1. Arietta
    Lyric Pieces, Op. 38
    2. Berceuse
    Lyric Pieces III, Op.43
    3. Butterfly
    4. Solitary traveler
    Lyric Pieces IV, Op. 47
    5. No. 2 Albumblatt
    6. No. 3 Melodie
    7. No. 4 Halling
    Lyric Pieces, Op. 54
    8. Notturno
    9. Scherzo
    Lyric Pieces, Op. 57
    10. Heimweh
    Lyric Pieces VII, Op.62
    11. No. 4 Baekken (Brooklet)
    12. No. 6 Hjemad (Homeward)
    Lyric Pieces, op.65
    13. In ballad vein
    Lyric Pieces, op.68
    14. Grandmother's Minuet
    15. At your feet
    16. At the cradle
    Lyric Pieces Op.71
    17. Once upon a time
    18. Puck
    19. Gone
    20. Remembrances


    LP3
    Holst: The Planets
    Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934)
    The Planets, Op.32
    1. Mars, the Bringer of War
    2. Venus, the Bringer of Peace
    3. Mercury, the Winged Messenger
    4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
    5. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
    6. Uranus, the Magician
    7. Neptune, the Mystic


    LP4
    Orff: Carmina Burana
    Carl Orff (1895 - 1982)
    Carmina Burana; Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi
    1. O Fortuna
    Uf dem Anger
    2. Were diu werlt alle min
    In Taberna
    3. In taberna quando sumusv
    Cour d'amours
    4. Veni, veni, venias


    LP5
    Strauss, R.: Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30
    Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)
    Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30
    1. Von den Hinterweltlern
    2. Das Nachtwandlerlied


    LP6
    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6 ,,PathÉtique
    Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
    Symphony No.6 In B Minor, Op.74 -PathÉtique
    1. Adagio - Allegro non troppo
    2. Allegro con grazia
    3. Allegro molto vivace
    4. Finale (Adagio lamentoso - Andante)

    Various Artists
    $109.99
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  • Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 Quick View

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    Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1


    180g Audiophile Vinyl!


    Cut From The Original Analogue EMI Master Tapes At Abbey Road Studios!


    Maurizio Pollini (b.1942) burst onto the world's music scene by winning the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 1960. Arthur Rubinstein, who led the jury, declared Pollini the winner of the competition, allegedly saying: that boy can play the piano better than any of us. Soon afterwards, he made this recording for EMI, his first commercial recording.


    In the original review in The Gramophone of November 1960, R.F. remarked: Orchestral accompaniment and balance are worthy of the solo playing. I have never heard the opening given with such fire. The orchestra stays on its toes throughout, and Kletzki makes a splendid job of following every variation of tempo. I do not ever expect to hear the concerto played better...


    Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analogue master tapes with the Neumann VMS82 lathe fed an analogue pre-cut signal from a specially adapted Studer A80 tape deck with additional 'advance' playback head, making the cut a totally analogue process.


    Recorded 20-21 April 1960, Abbey Road Studio No.1, London. Recording Producer: Victor Olof. Balance Engineer: Douglas Larter


    Features:

    • Hi-Q Records Supercuts 180g Vinyl

    • Cut from the Original Analogue EMI Master Tapes at Abbey Road Studios!

    • Superior Audiophile Pressing

    • Features Original Album Artwork

    • This recording is not otherwise generally available in any format.


    Musicians:

    Philharmonia Orchestra

    Maurizio Pollini, piano

    Paul Kletzki, conductor

    Concerto No. 1 in E Minor Op. 11
    Side One:
    1st Movement: Allegro maestoso risoluto


    Side Two:
    2nd Movement: Larghetto
    3rd Movement: Rondo: Vivace

    Frederic Chopin
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  • Night of Hunters Night of Hunters Quick View

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    Night of Hunters

    Night of Hunters is a 21st century song cycle that finds the enigmatic Tori Amos drawing on themes from Satie, Granados, Chopin and other great composers. Her twelfth studio album and her first for Deutsche Grammophon tells a modern love story that is only unraveled after a journey to Ireland's mythic past. The album is an all-acoustic work. Guests include such esteemed players as The Apollon Musagete Quartet and the Berlin Philharmonic clarinet soloist Andreas Ottensamer.


    With Night of Hunters, which she wrote and produced, Amos carries on the tradition of variations on a theme to create a bold new work while paying tribute to the mastery of the original compositions. In her own words: I have used the structure of a classical song cycle to tell an ongoing, modern story. The protagonist is a woman who finds herself in the dying embers of a relationship. In the course of one night she goes through an initiation of sorts that leads her to reinvent herself, allowing the listener to folllow her on a journey to explore complex musical and emotional subject matter. One of the main themes explored on this album is the hunter and the hunted and how both exist within us.

    1. Shattering Sea
    2. SnowBlind
    3. Battle of Trees
    4. Fearlessness
    5. Cactus Practice
    6. Star Whisperer
    7. Job's Coffin
    8. Nautical Twilight
    9. Your Ghost
    10. Edge of the Moon
    11. The Chase
    12. Night of Hunters
    13. Seven Sisters
    14. Carry
    Tori Amos
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  • Chopin: 4 Ballads; Barcarolle; Fantasie Chopin: 4 Ballads; Barcarolle; Fantasie Quick View

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    Chopin: 4 Ballads; Barcarolle; Fantasie

    Krystian Zimerman captures the poetry, fantasy and fire of these works with exquisite tone and unfailing sensitivity.


    - Jessica Duchen, BBC Music Magazine (London)

    1. No. 1 G-moll Op. 23
    2. No. 2 F-dur Op. 38
    3. No. 3 As-dur Op. 47
    4. No. 4 F-moll Op. 52
    5. Barcarolle Fis-dur Op. 60
    6. Fantasie F-moll Op. 49
    Krystian Zimerman
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  • Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2; Bach: Keyboard Concerto in D Minor Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2; Bach: Keyboard Concerto in D Minor Quick View

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    Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2; Bach: Keyboard Concerto in D Minor

    Chopin's Piano Concerto No.2, recorded in 1965 with the LSO under David Zinman has great sensitivity and distinction of phrase. - Gramophone
    J.S. Bach: Concerto No.1 in D Minor for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo, BWV 1052
    1. Allegro
    2. Adagio
    3. Allegro


    Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21
    4. Maestoso
    5. Larghetto
    6. Allegro vivace

    Vladimir Ashkenazy / David Zinman
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  • Tchaikovsky: Klavierkonzert Tchaikovsky: Klavierkonzert Quick View

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    Tchaikovsky: Klavierkonzert

    A win at the International Chopin Piano Competition in 1965, at age 24, officially put Martha Argerich on the musical map. An exciting and mercurial artist, Argerich has recorded extensively throughout a career that has encompassed works by Bach through Beethoven, Schumann, Liszt, Debussy, Ravel and Bartók among others.



    Here, the multiple Grammy-winner and 2012 Gramophone Hall of Fame inducted Argentinian pianist performs Tchaikovsky's Concerto No. 1 In B Flat Minor For Piano & Orchestra, Op. 23 with accompaniment from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as conducted by Charles Dutoit. "The very fine sound of the horns right at the start augurs well and the wonderful weight and quality of Martha Argerich's opening if chords suggest that at any rate one need have no worries about the quality of this recording...The present record is really superb. So is Argerich, giving a performance of great range and of much subtlety...Praise must go, too, to the conductor, Dutoit who accompanies excellently and with notably good phrasing." - Gramophone/1971


    Musicians:


    Chaikovsky (composer)

    Charles Dutoit (conductor)

    Martha Argerich (piano)

    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


    1. 1st Movement: Allegro Non Troppo E Molto Meastoso - Allegro Con Spirito
    2. 2nd Movement: Andantino Semplice - Prestissimo
    3. 3rd Movement: Allegro Con Fuoco
    Martha Argerich
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  • Open Book (Pre-Order) Open Book (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Open Book (Pre-Order)

    Fred Hersch has long been acclaimed as an exploratory artist, an outspoken activist, an influential educator and a uniquely revelatory and lyrical pianist. As one of the most expressive voices in modern jazz, Hersch has never been shy about letting listeners glimpse his most intimate thoughts and emotions. In September, however, Hersch's fans will be treated to even deeper, more revealing insights into the story of the renowned pianist when he publishes his much-anticipated memoir, Good Things Happen Slowly: A Life In and Out of Jazz. As a companion piece, Hersch decided to present an equally direct and vulnerable glimpse into his private musical thoughts with his 11th solo release, Open Book.

    The seven pieces on Open Book (set for release via Palmetto Records) offer some of the finest, most unguardedly emotional solo music that Hersch has created in a career unique for its profound poignancy and passion. Recorded in a South Korean concert hall on a superb Hamburg Steinway concert grand piano, the album captures the vital essence of the revelatory adventurousness and intense beauty that have made Hersch one of the most important solo artists in jazz. With more than 40 albums to his credit as a leader or co-leader, Hersch remarkably continues to discover new areas of inspiration and depths of feeling.

    For the last two and a half decades I've been pretty open about who I am, what I like and what I'm dealing with at times, Hersch says. But I've always got to dig deeper, and I thought this might be a chance to make an album that's a window into the kinds of things that I play at home or don't play in public all that much.

    The album arrives during a momentous month for Hersch. On September 12, the esteemed publishers Crown Archetype (Penguin Random House) will release Good Things Happen Slowly, Hersch's bravely confessional memoir. The book covers the pianist's meteoric rise in jazz from his sideman days alongside masters like Art Farmer and Joe Henderson to his gradual recognition as one of the most individualistic and innovative artists of his generation, a ten-time Grammy Award nominee and winner of countless accolades including being named a 2016 Doris Duke Artist as well as the same year's Jazz Journalists Association Pianist of the Year. But it also frankly reveals his story as the first openly gay, HIV-positive jazz musician, tracing his path through hedonistic post-Stonewall New York City to the dramatic two-month medically induced coma in 2007 from which he emerged to make some of the most stunning and captivating music of his career.

    Later that month Hersch will reprise his ambitious Leaves of Grass full-evening piece at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Room, the first time the song cycle has been performed in New York City since 2005. Vocalists Kurt Elling and Kate McGarry will reprise their roles from the original project, which sets the verse of American bard Walt Whitman. The legendary poet's timeless ode to the miracle of nature and openhearted love of all beings seems especially vital in our present socio-political moment.

    The centerpiece of Open Book, and the spark that ignited the album, is the nearly 20-minute improvisation Through the Forest. Unique in Hersch's extensive discography, the stream-of-consciousness gem is a miniature masterpiece of narrative development, a compelling journey through an abstract, glimmering landscape, revealing that in his early 60s Hersch continues to take creative risks and daunting inventive leaps.

    The creation of Through the Forest was as unplanned and spontaneous as the music itself. In Seoul for a pair of solo concerts during a break in a tour of Asia with his esteemed trio, Hersch overslept during an after-breakfast nap and rushed to take the stage at JCC Art Center Concert Hall for his afternoon performance. The titular forest is, in part, a jetlag and coffee-fueled dreamscape through which Hersch wanders, applying his vivid powers of observation to unusual terrain. I was a little groggy, my defenses were down, and rather than fight it I just gave in to it, Hersch recalls. I'd never really done anything of that length in public where I had no agenda and was able to stay in that zone for such an extended period of time. I realized it was something special, something different that might be the core of an album.

    Through the Forest became the leaping-off point for an album intended to be singularly divulgent and reflective. A few months later, Hersch returned to the same hall and recorded the remainder of Open Book alone in the empty venue (with the exception of Benny Golson's classic Whisper Not, taken from a concert during that return engagement).

    The album opens with the stark musings of The Orb, taken from Hersch's autobiographical music-theater piece My Coma Dreams. A love letter to Hersch's longtime partner, AIDS activist Scott Morgan, The Orb is the final dream depicted in the show, and in this solo rendition becomes a nakedly heartfelt outpouring of raw but tender emotion. The mood then takes a turn for the playful and swinging on Whisper Not, a longtime staple of Hersch's repertoire that here becomes a vibrant, virtuoso marathon of thematic exploration.

    The piece also serves as an ideal mirror to the album's other composition from the pen of a jazz icon, Thelonious Monk's Eronel. Hersch has long been recognized as one of the premier interpreters of the Monk songbook, but despite including one of the iconic composer's pieces in every one of his sets for most of his career, Hersch had never tackled this particular tune, co-written by pianist Sadik Hakim. Monk's original stride-inflected lines come in for a dizzying array of variations in Hersch's endlessly imaginative take.

    The music of Brazil has also been a constant in Hersch's career, in particular the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, the subject of one of the pianist's earlier solo efforts, 2009's Fred Hersch Plays Jobim. Picture in Black and White is a new addition to that repertoire, majestically transformed from a bossa nova feel to a crystalline hybrid with Chopin's last nocturne. On the other side of Through the Forest in the album's symmetrical structure comes Hersch's own classical-flavored Plainsong, a spare, lyrical piece composed in the bucolic setting of the MacDowell Colony, the inspirational artists' retreat in rural New Hampshire.

    Open Book ends on a meaningful ellipsis, Billy Joel's moving And So It Goes. In title alone it's an apt conclusion, suggesting an embrace of life as lived and hinting at its open-ended continuation. The full lyrics, which Hersch has performed in duo settings with singers including frequent collaborator Kate McGarry, remain unspoken here but obviously deeply felt in every note. I connect with the sentiment of the words, Hersch says, and it felt like a good benediction to the whole album.

    1. The Orb
    2. Whisper Not
    3. Zingaro
    4. Through The Forest
    5. Plainsong
    6. Eronel
    7. And So It Goes
    Fred Hersch
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  • Mozart: Piano Concerto No.25 & No.20 Mozart: Piano Concerto No.25 & No.20 Quick View

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    Mozart: Piano Concerto No.25 & No.20

    The first new release for ten years from Martha Argerich and Claudio Abbado is their first ever album of concertos by Mozart. The legendary pianist and conductor add the sublime music of Mozart to their unrivalled, multi award-winning DG discography of concertos by Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Ravel, Prokofiev, Beethoven and Liszt.


    Both concertos were recorded with Claudio Abbado's Orchestra Mozart, at concert performances at the 2013 Lucerne Festival that had critics searching
    for new superlatives. The album contrasts two very different works. Written in D minor, the key of the Queen Of the Night and the opening of Mozart's Requiem, the darkly dramatic No.20, K.466 has a stormy, operatic temperament that looks forward eighteen months to the premiere of Don Giovanni.


    With its majestic and radiant opening and a march famously reminiscent of the Marseillaise, No.25 in C major, K.503 is the culmination of the twelve transcendent concertos Mozart wrote in Vienna between 1784 and 1786. This release is Martha Argerich's first recording of solo concertos by Mozart on Deutsche Grammophon.

    1. Allegro maestoso [Live]
    2. Andante [Live]
    3. Allegretto [Live]
    4. Allegro [Live]
    5. Romance [Live]
    6. Rondo (Allegro assai) [Live]
    Martha Argerich / Claudio Abbado / Orchestra Mozart
    $25.99
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  • Thomas Canning's Fantasy Thomas Canning's Fantasy Quick View

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    Thomas Canning's Fantasy

    This release is a compilation of Stokowski/Houston performances recorded at the Houston Civic Center by Bert Whyte and originally released in 1960. Compositions include Stokowski arrangements of Wotans Farewell and Magic Fire Music from Wagners Die Walkure, Mazurka in A minor, Prelude in D minor and Waltz in C sharp minor by Chopin. Also included is the not often performed or recorded Fantasy on a Hymn Tune composed by Thomas Canning. The LP, as are all reissues from this series, was cut DIRECTLY FROM THE 35mm MAGNETIC FILM using a vintage Westrex 1551 tape machine, with specially built playback electronics that are vastly superior to any others used on these machines to playback the original 35mm tapes. The Len others used on these machines to playback the original 35mm tapes. The Len Horowitz / History of Recorded Sound specially modified 1551, fitted with brand new playback heads matched to the revolutionary playback electronics was stationed at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood. With Len Horowitz running the playback machine and Bernie Grundman mastering from the three track 35mm tapes, Classic Records has been able to cut the legendary sound and performances DIRECTLY FROM THE 35mm MAGNETIC FILM through Classic's ALL TUBE tape playback system and cutting system at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood. The LP's are pressed on Classic's 200g Super Vinyl Profile making it possible to get ever nuance out of the non-distorted grooves that make SVP sound superior to all other records on the market today. Authentic tip on construction jackets with all original artwork and labels add to this must have deluxe LP edition as part of the Classic Everest 35MM LP Series.
    Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
    1. Wotans Farewell
    2. Magic Fire Music from Die Walkure


    Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
    3. Mazurka in A minor, Op. 17 No. 4
    4. Prelude in D minor, Op. 28, No. 24
    5. Waltz in C sharp minor, Op. 64, No. 2 (transcribed for orchestra by Stokowski)


    Thomas Canning
    6. Fantasy on a Hymn Tune by Justin Morgan for Double String Quartet and String Orchestra

    Leopold Stokowski conducts The Houston Symphony Orchestra
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