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  • Nights In Vienna Nights In Vienna Quick View

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    Nights In Vienna

    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Cut from the Original Analogue EMI Master Tapes at Abbey Road Studios


    Rudolf Kempe has the true and significant gift of the truly great conductor. He is able and willing to lavish the same care and affection on good light music as on that of the supreme masters. So enthused W. A. Chislett on the 48 years old Kempe, who, by the time this recording of operatic overtures and waltzes was made, had gained a reputation as an opera conductor, having directed the Dresden Opera, the Vienna State Opera, the Bavarian State Opera (succeeding Solti) and conducted at Bayreuth. He was a favourite at Covent Garden but declined the director's job. Kempe was a conductor of international repute, with long associations with the Royal Philharmonic, Zurich Tonhalle and Munich Philharmonic, as well as his last, short-lived appointment as chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Kempe died on 12 May 1976 aged 65.


    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. Pressed on 180 gram vinyl to audiophile standards using the original EMI presses by The Vinyl Factory in Hayes, England. Featuring the original album artwork, this recording is not otherwise generally available in any format. It contains rarely heard or recorded pieces by Heuberger and Reznicek.


    In the original December 1958 review of the mono release W. A. Chislett of the GRAMOPHONE concluded: ... This is superb in every way, warm, intimate, beautifully phrased and poised and very finely recorded. How good in particular it is to hear Lehar's charming waltz given a full dress performance complete with prelude and postlude. ..and on the stereo release the following August, Chislett added: ...they all sound richer and warmer in the two-channel version.


    Recorded on 20-22 February 1958 at the Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna. Produced by the legendary Victor Olof and engineered by Harold Davidson.


    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:

    Rudolf Kempe, conductor

    Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna (Suppe)
    2. Overture Der Opernball (Heuberger)
    3. Overture Die Fledermaus (Johann Strauss II)
    4. Gold und Silber - Waltz (Lehar)
    5. Overture Donna Dianna (Reznicek)
    6. Spharenklange Waltz (Josef Strauss)
    7. Radetzky March (Johann Strauss I)
    Rudolf Kempe
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  • New Year's Concert 1987 New Year's Concert 1987 Quick View

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    New Year's Concert 1987

    Deutsche Grammophon re-releases on vinyl five legendary recordings from one of the most iconic conductors of the 20th century, Herbert von Karajan. All are newly presented in 180 g heavyweight vinyl pressings made at Optimal. Recorded with the Vienna Philharmonic, this release includes The 1987 New Year's Concert, now on 2 LPs, and contains a previously unreleased additional track, Johann Strauss' Kaiser-Walzer.
    LP 1
    1. Overture
    2. SphÄrenklÄnge, Op.235
    3. Annen-Polka, Op.117
    4. Delirien Waltz, Op.212
    5. VergnÜgungszug, Op.281
    6. Pizzicato Polka
    7. Beliebte Annen-Polka, Op.137
    8. Unter Donner und Blitz, Polka, Op.324


    LP 2
    1. Voices Of Spring, Op.410
    2. Ohne Sorgen, Op.271
    3. An der schönen blauen Donau, Op.314
    4. Radetzky-Marsch, Op.228
    5. Kaiserwalzer, Op.437

    Herbert Von Karajan / Kathleen Battle / Wiener Philharmoniker
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  • Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite; Grieg: Peer Gynt Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite; Grieg: Peer Gynt Quick View

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    Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite; Grieg: Peer Gynt

    Decca is releasing their greatest recordings on vinyl and all are mastered at Abbey Road Studios from original
    analogue tapes and pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl by OPTIMAL. This release features Herbert von Karajan
    and the Vienna Philharmonic in Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite and music from Grieg's Peer Gynt.''The Karajan
    suites from the three great Tchaikovsky ballets have long been a standard recording and an absolute must for any classical collection worth its salt.'' (Audiophile Audition)
    1. Miniature Overture
    2. March
    3. Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy
    4. Trepak
    5. Arab Dance
    6. Chinese Dance
    7. Dance Of The Reed Pipes
    8. Waltz Of The Flowers
    Herbert Von Karajan
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  • Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel/Death And Transfiguration Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel/Death And Transfiguration Quick View

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    Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel/Death And Transfiguration

    Mastered By Willem Makee From The Original Analog Tape


    200-Gram LP Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    Fritz Reiner conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. This Strauss recording uniting RCA star Fritz Reiner with the Vienna Philharmonic (one of Decca's star orchestras), was released in 1959, marking the first fruit of an agreement that in return for loaning RCA some of their artists, Decca was permitted to distribute RCA recordings throughout the U.K. and Europe. In addition, Decca agreed to record under license some of their own artists, in sessions paid for and sponsored by RCA, for release on the Red Seal label. High Fidelity, at the time of the original release, called it as fine an example as we have of Reiner's preeminent place among the living disciples of Richard Strauss.


    Recorded by Decca engineer James Brown in Vienna's Sofiensall, the sound is as tubby as a Bavarian burgher. The playing is, as advertised, first-rate.


    Producer: John Culshaw

    Engineer: James Brown


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, Op. 28 (Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche)
    2. Death And Transfiguration, Op. 24 (Tod Und Verklarung)
    Fritz Reiner
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  • Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante (Speakers Corner) Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante (Speakers Corner)

    "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 and success to which he was accustomed. But opinions have changed drastically since then, especially since the Sinfonia concertante K. 364 has far greater depth to it than its title suggests. The wealth of melodic ideas, subtly allotted alternately to the soloist and the orchestra, testifies to the fact that this is one of Mozart's mature orchestral masterpieces which he composed while in Vienna.



    The superb performers in this DECCA recording guarantee that the listener will not only enjoy the deceptive merriment of the outer movements but will be deeply moved by the sad Andante. What bad luck for rival performances! But when father and son take up their bows, this is the recording to beat all recordings!



    On the B side, the Duo for Violin and Viola, K. 423 is a welcome bonus since it offers a wonderful opportunity for a display of virtuosity and counterpoint. And of course the old question pops up once again as to who is the better master of his instrument: father or son? The answer is simple: neither the one nor the other! - Both, of course!



    Musicians:



    • David and Igor Oistrakh

    • The Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Kyrill Kondrashin (conductor)




    Recording: September 1963 at DECCA Studio No. 3 in West Hampstead, London by Kenneth Wilkinson

    Production: Erik Smith und Ray Minshull





    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.



    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    $34.99
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  • Mozart - Symphony #36 - Piano CTO 15 (Speakers Corner) Mozart - Symphony #36 - Piano CTO 15 (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Mozart - Symphony #36 - Piano CTO 15 (Speakers Corner)

    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 musicals, performer, conductor or mentor, "Lenny" felt at home everywhere. And all who were privileged enough to get to know him can confirm this, whether they experienced him as a circumspect teacher who taught interested amateurs about church music, or even as a pianist bawling out hit songs in a bar.



    Quality was guaranteed with records sporting the words "Bernstein conducts ...", and no music lover ever missed adding such gems to his collection. But most recordings of Bernstein as a master of the keyboard lie buried in the archives.



    Where some musicians fail due to a lack of perspicacity or false self-judgement, Bernstein appears to take himself beyond his normal bounds in his double function as solo pianist and conductor. His interpretation of Mozart is richly nuanced but free of all romantic trimmings; his Mozart is what we have learned to value over the past few years of the present century. This recording is absolutely first class, both musically and technically, and is thus a true collector's object.



    Musicians:



    • Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Leonard Bernstein (conductor)




    Recording: March 1966 at Sofiensaal, Vienna by Gordon Parry

    Production: Erik Smith





    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.



    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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  • Mozart: Violin Concertos No. 4 & 5 Mozart: Violin Concertos No. 4 & 5 Quick View

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    Mozart: Violin Concertos No. 4 & 5

    Recorded With Nikolaus Harnoncourt & The Wiener Philharmoniker


    Pressed On 180-Gram Vinyl


    When Nikolaus Harnoncourt died in March 2016, the music world lost one of its most influential conductors. Deutsche Grammophon commemorates the first anniversary of his death presenting his remarkable historically informed recordings with Gidon Kremer and the Vienna Philharmonic on 180g vinyl.

    1. Allegro (Cadenza By Robert Levin)
    2. Andante cantabile (Cadenza By Robert Levin)
    3. Rondeau (Andante grazioso - Allegro ma non troppo) (Cadenza By Robert Levin)
    4. Allegro aperto

    5. Adagio

    6. Rondeau. Tempo di Menuetto
    Gidon Kremer
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  • Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 Quick View

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    Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3

    Gustavo Dudamel's official debut concert with the Vienna Philharmonic at the Musikverein.
    1. Andante con moto - Allegro un poco agitato - Assai animato - Andante come prima
    2. Vivace non troppo
    3. Adagio
    4. Allegro vivacissimo - Allegro maestoso assai
    Gustavo Dudamel
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  • Bruckner Symphony No. 7 (Awaiting Repress) Bruckner Symphony No. 7 (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Bruckner Symphony No. 7 (Awaiting Repress)

    Audiophile 180 Gram Vinyl Cut at Emil Berliner Studio!


    Pressed at Pallas in Germany!


    Herbert von Karajan conducts the Vienna Philharmonic for this recording of Bruckner's Seventh Symphony.


    Features:

    Audiopihle 180 Gram Vinyl

    Cut at Emil Berliner Studio

    Pressed at Pallas GmbH Germany


    Musicians:

    Vienna Philharmonic

    Herbert von Karjan, conductor


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Anton Bruckner
    Symphony No. 7
    LP1
    1. Allegro Moderato
    2. Adagio Sehr Feierlich Und Sehr Langsa


    LP2
    3. Scherzo Sehr schnell - Trio. Etwas langsamer
    4. Finale Bewegt Doch Nicht Schnell

    Herbert Von Karajan
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  • Khachaturian Spartacus & Gayne Ballets (Pre-Order) Khachaturian Spartacus & Gayne Ballets (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Khachaturian Spartacus & Gayne Ballets (Pre-Order)


    Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes & Pressed at RTI!


    Numbered Deluxe Laminated Gatefold Jackets! Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!


    Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978) was an Armenian composer who is known principally for his Piano Concerto and the ballets Gayaneh (variously spelled Gayne and Gayan) and Spartacus.


    Khachaturian conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for this Audiophile 180g 45rpm Vinyl 2LP pressing.


    Features:

    • Numbered Deluxe Laminated Double Gatefold Jackets

    • Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!

    • Audiophile 180g, 45rpm Vinyl

    • Double LP

    • Pressed at RTI

    • Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes!


    Musicians:

    Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

    Aram Khachaturian, conductor


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Aram Ilyich Khachaturian (1903-1978)
    1. Spartacus
    2. Gayne Ballets
    Aram Khachaturian & The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
    $54.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
  • Beethoven: Symphony No.6 In F, Op.68 - Pastoral (Pre-Order) Beethoven: Symphony No.6 In F, Op.68 - Pastoral (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Beethoven: Symphony No.6 In F, Op.68 - Pastoral (Pre-Order)

    Recorded Live At Musikverein, Vienna In 1978 With The Wiener Philharmoniker


    The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Leonard Bernstein, plays the Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 Pastoral by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Recorded live at the Vienna Musikvereinssaal.

    1. Erwachen heiterer Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande: Allegro ma non troppo
    2. Szene am Bach: (Andante molto mosso)
    3. Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute (Allegro)
    4. Gewitter, Sturm (Allegro)
    5. Hirtengesang. Frohe und dankbare GefÜhle nach dem Sturm: Allegretto
    Leonard Bernstein
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  • Brahms Symphony No. 3 (On Sale) Brahms Symphony No. 3 (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Brahms Symphony No. 3 (On Sale)

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


    Sir John Barbirolli conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for this performance of compositional works by Brahms on audiophile vinyl.


    Recordings of the Vienna Philharmonic in the 1960s tended to be the domain of Decca, with John Culshaw and his team at the Sofiensaal but the VPO did make recordings for other labels, notably Deutsche Grammophon and several for EMI and this is a superb example of how other companies could equally capture the qualities of this great orchestra. Sir John Barbirolli (1899-1970) recorded the complete cycle of Brahms Symphonies with the Vienna Philharmonic, with whom he was often a guest conductor, and this recording is from that cycle, originally released to great critical acclaim.


    Recorded on 4-8, 15, 18 and 19 December 1967 at the Musikvereinsaal, Vienna with producer Ronald Kinloch Anderson and engineer Ernst Rothe.


    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.


    Pressed on 180g vinyl to audiophile standards using the original EMI presses by The Vinyl Factory in Hayes, England.


    In the original February 1969 review in the GRAMOPHONE Thomas Hearns remarked:
    "It is not often that one can pick a clear winner among the oft-recorded classics but this surely merits that distinction... No praise can be too high for the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra's playing and a tribute is due to HMV [EMI] for capturing the quality of sound so well - and also for balancing the woodwind so precisely, their clear lines adding to our pleasure."


    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


    Musicians:

    Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra)

    Sir John Barbirolli


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Brahms
    Symphony No. 3 in F, Op. 90
    1. Allegro con brio - Un poco sostenuto
    2. Andante
    3. Poco allegretto
    4. Allegro - Un poco sostenuto
    Variations On a theme by Haydn Op. 56a 'St. Antoni Chorale'
    5. Theme - Variations 1-8 - Finale
    Sir John Barbirolli
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 5 Mahler: Symphony No. 5 Quick View

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    Mahler: Symphony No. 5

    "Fiery, demonic and triumphant, this is one of the benchmark Bernstein recordings."-Gramophone


    As part of Deutsche Grammophon's continued commitment to making iconic recordings available on high-quality, 180-gram vinyl, the label will release Leonard Bernstein's legendary performance of Mahler's Symphony no. 5 with the Vienna Philharmonic.

    LP 1
    Part 1
    1. Trauermarsch (In gemessenem Schritt. Streng. Wie ein Kondukt - Plötzlich schneller. Leidenschaftl
    2. StÜrmisch bewegt. Mit größter Vehemenz - Bedeutend langsamer - Tempo I subito [Live]


    LP
    Part 2
    1. Scherzo (KrÄftig, nicht zu schnell) [Live]
    Part 3
    2. Adagietto (Sehr langsam) [Live]
    3. Rondo-Finale (Allegro) [Live]

    Leonard Bernstein
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Quick View

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    Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

    Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter is backed by the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Herbert von Karajan for this audiophile recording of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto.


    Features:

    Audiophile 180g Virgin Vinyl

    Cut at Emil Berliner Studio

    Pressed at Pallas GmbH Germany

    From the Original Masters of Universal Music

    Audiophile Lacquer Discs Cut by the Expert Maarten de Boer


    Musicians:

    Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin

    Wiener Philharmoniker

    Herbert von karajan, conductor


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Opening Applause
    2. Allegro Moderato
    3. Canzonetta, Andante - Attacca
    4. Finale, Allegro Vivacissimo
    5. Closing Applause
    Anne-Sophie Mutter
    $39.99
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  • Bruckner: Symphony No.4 Bruckner: Symphony No.4 Quick View

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    Bruckner: Symphony No.4

    180 Gram Vinyl


    Newly presented on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl pressings, Decca are proud to present iconic albums from the
    analogue era back on vinyl. Presented with original artwork and pressed at optimal GmbH, each release has been
    carefully mastered from the original Decca analogue tapes at Abbey Road Studios. In this classic recording on 2
    LPs, Karl Böhm leads the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in Bruckner's Symphony no. 4.

    1. Bewegt, nicht zu schnell
    2. Andante quasi allegretto
    3. Scherzo (Bewegt) - Trio (Nicht zu schnell Keinesfalls schleppend)
    4. Finale (Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell)
    Karl Bohm & Wiener Philharmoniker
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  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 Quick View

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    Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

    Beethoven was Wilhelm FurtwÄngler's guiding musical force. In his interpretations of the symphonies, the conductor generates irresistible dramatic momentum - and a constant sense of imaginative freshness - through the interrelationship of form, harmony, texture, rhythm and tempo. No work appeared more frequently in FurtwÄngler's concert programmes than Beethoven's Fifth. Between 1918 and his death in 1954, he conducted more than a hundred performances, including a superbly realized 1937 HMV studio recording with the Berlin Philharmonic and this formidable studio remake with the Vienna Philharmonic, further proof of his astonishing ability to penetrate a work to its core yet preserve it as a living entity.
    1. Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67 (2010 Remastered Version): I. Allegro con brio
    2. Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67 (2010 Remastered Version): II. Andante con moto
    3. Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67 (2010 Remastered Version): III. Allegro -
    4. Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67 (2010 Remastered Version): IV. Allegro - Presto
    Wilhelm Furtwangler
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  • Dvorak - Symphony 5 - New World (Speakers Corner) (Awaiting Repress) Dvorak - Symphony 5 - New World (Speakers Corner) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Dvorak - Symphony 5 - New World (Speakers Corner) (Awaiting Repress)

    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 to its finely contoured orchestration and its original themes, all of which are based on American folksongs and negro spirituals.



    To capture Dvorák's score in sound has always proved a challenge for both orchestra and recording team. This aim has been more than fulfilled in the present recording with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra led by István KertÉsz: the primeval power of the weighty brass, the glorious revelling of the strings, and the lyrical solo passages are all captured here. Musicianship of the highest degree combined with audio-technical perfection lend this recording, made in the early days of stereophony, the status of an historical sound document which, despite numerous other recordings, has no reason to fear competition.





    Musicians:



    • Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Istvan KertÉsz (conductor)




    Recording: March 1961 at Sofiensaal, Vienna by James Brown

    Production: Ray Minshull





    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.



    Istvan Kertesz with Vienna Philharmonic
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Ma Vlast (Speakers Corner) Ma Vlast (Speakers Corner) Quick View

    $69.99
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    Ma Vlast (Speakers Corner)

    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 national music. The Bohemian countryside and sagas are reflected in the tone poem From "Bohemia's Woods and Fields", while the programmatic "Moldau" occupies a rightful place among the most outstanding works to have been written in the late 19th century. Thanks to its popular folk melodies, its clearly structured and recognizable "programme", and brilliant orchestration, the work has never failed to arouse the enthusiasm of a wide public.



    Rafael Kubelik conducted numerous first-class orchestras both in the concert hall and in the recording studio, and won a deserved reputation as the Smetana connoisseur. He is to be congratulated on his choice of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for this recording: gentle and transparent in the gossamer-light orchestral passages, powerful and smooth when playing as a full tutti. This thoroughly satisfying performance is further enhanced by its excellent recording technique and is to be recommended to all collectors.





    Musicians:



    • The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Rafael Kubelik (conductor)




    Recording: April 1958 at Sofiensaal, Vienna by Gordon Parry

    Production: Eric Smith




    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. Vysehrad
    2. Vltava (Moldau)
    3. Sarka
    4. From Bohemia's Meadows and Forest
    5. Tabor
    6. Blanik
    Rafael Kubelik with Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
    $69.99
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    Violetta

    Anna Netrebko's artistry takes on a new dimension as she delves into the world of Verdi's tragic heroine. Hear the immortal melodies that are La Traviata, delivered with raw emotion and breathtaking virtuosity. Bolstered by the bravura of Rolando Villazón, Anna's portrait of Violetta is her most compelling - and revealing - triumph yet.


    Musicians:

    Anna Nebtreko, Violetta

    Rolando Villazon, Alfredo

    Helene Schneidermann, Flora

    Herman Wallen, Marchese

    Salvatore Cordella, Gastone

    Paul Gay, Barone

    Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor

    Rupert Huber, conductor

    Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

    Carlo Rizzi, conductor

    Thomas Hampson, Germont

    Luigi Roni, Dottore

    Diane Pilcher, Annina

    Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
    La Traviata
    LP1 - Side A:
    Act 1
    1. Brindisi (Toast): Libiamo ne'lieti calici
    2. Un dì felice, eterea
    3. Scena ed Aria - Finale: E strano! - Ah, fors'è lui
    4. Follie! Follie! Delirio vano è questo!
    5. Sempre libera
    Act 2
    6. Scena ed Aria: Lunge da lei - De' miei bollenti spiriti
    7. O mio rimorso!


    LP1 - Side B:
    8. Duetto: Pura siccome un angelo
    9. Non sapete quale affetto
    10. Un dì, quando le veneri
    11. Ah! Dite alla giovine
    12. Imponete Non amarlo ditegli
    13. Che fai? Nulla


    LP2 - Side C:
    14. Invitato a qui seguirmi
    15. Ogni suo aver tal femmina
    16. Di sprezzo degno se stesso rende
    17. Alfredo, Alfredo, di questo core
    Act 3
    18. Annina? / Comandate?
    19. Teneste la promessa - Attendo, attendo, ne a me giungon mai!


    LP2 - SIde D:
    20. Addio del passato
    21. Scena e Duetto: Signora / Che t'accade?
    22. Parigi, o cara, noi lasceremo
    23. Ah, non più! - Ah! Gran Dio! Morir sì giovine
    24. Finale ultimo: Ah, Violetta! / Voi? Signor?
    25. Prendi, quest'è l'immagine

    Anna Netrebko
    $74.99
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    The Tube Only Violin

    Tacets tube-only recording technique, renowned for their crystal clarity and spaciousness, score another triumph here. Heart-expanding violin pieces to suit the Viennese taste, all of them taken from the very heart of the worlds violin repertoire is what is found on this new release from the small smithy of sound, Tacet. It seems astounding that a northerner such as Daniel Gaede should have chosen to follow in the footsteps of well-established violinists from the Donau city but youll soon change your opinion when you listen to this disc! Gaede, a winner of numerous international competition, received the highest honour which can be awarded to a musician in Vienna. In 1994, aged just 26, he was appointed principal violinist (concertmaster) of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and convinced many an older violinist of his capabilities with his outstanding recordings of works by Kreisler.
    This new album, a collection of brilliant arrangements of favourite compositions from the 19th and 20th century, guarantees sheer listening pleasure from beginning to end. Thanks to the first class sound, achieved by using purist tube technology, this album will surely take its rightful place among works of reference.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Peter Tchaikovsky: Melody Op.42, No.3

    2. Rodion Schtschedrin: In the Style of Albeniz
    3. Jules Massenet: Meditation from Thais
    4. Franz Schubert: Ave Maria Op.52, No.6
    5. Richard Drigo: Valse Bluette, Air de Ballet
    6. Moritz Moszkowski: Spanish Dance No.2, Op.12
    7. Edward Elgar: Salut d'Amour Op.12
    8. Charles-Auguste de Beriot: Scene de Ballett Op.100
    9. Manuel M. Ponce - Jascha Heifetz: Estrellita (My Little Star), Mexican Serenade
    Daniel Gaede
    $34.99
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  • Brahms - Hungarian Dances (Speakers Corner) Brahms - Hungarian Dances (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Brahms - Hungarian Dances (Speakers Corner)

    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 Hungarian Dances and Dvorák's Slavonic Dances. These lively compositions require a conductor whose interaction with the orchestra is vivacious and animated. Reiner always demanded utmost concentration and perfection from his ensemble. Under his baton, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra plays with enthusiasm and without restaint; no trace of a sterile concert atmosphere is found in this recording.



    Reiner's penchant for effects is not irritating, but rather adds highlights which support his highly musical interpretation, indeed one even forgets this trait when listening to the brilliant music.



    From a tonal point of view, the sound is beautifully balanced and reaches the highest standards despite its recording date of 1960 - or maybe just for that reason? The recording is characterized by its brilliance, warmth and vivacity with the result that listening becomes a true musical pleasure.





    Musicians:



    • Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Fritz Reiner (conductor)




    Recording: June 1960 at Sofiensaal, Vienna by James Brown

    Production: Erik Smith





    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.



    Johannes Brahms
    $34.99
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    Spartacus (Speakers Corner)

    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 uninfluenced by the manifold trends of the 20th century, Khachaturian's works reflect the folk heritage of his native country. In the two richly orchestrated ballets, which he himself later arranged into suites, we find the musical spirit and customs of an ancient culture. In particular the unrestrained exuberance of the Sabre Dance from Gayaneh has contributed to the immense popularity of this suite. The ballet Spartacus could be described as a monumental historical drama and made Khachaturian one of the Soviet Union's most highly honoured composers.



    That a slave uprising can not only be expressed in music but can also take place on an international dimension is admirably demonstrated by the maestro personally in this recording where Khachaturian takes on the role of leader of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.



    Musicians:



    • Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Aram Khachaturian (conductor)




    Recording: March 1967 at Sofiensaal, Vienna by James Brown

    Production: Erik Smith





    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.



    Aram Khachaturian
    $34.99
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  • Tchaikovsky - Mendelssohn - Concerto for Violin (Speakers Corner) Tchaikovsky - Mendelssohn - Concerto for Violin (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Tchaikovsky - Mendelssohn - Concerto for Violin (Speakers Corner)

    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 art of playing - which is governed wholly by intellect. This does not mean that Milstein plays in an academic or cool manner; his art is thoughtful and controlled - in the very best sense of the meaning. And this should certainly not be equated with "deliberateness". On the contrary. Milstein's tremendous virtuosity, particularly in the fiendishly difficult final movements of Tchaikovsky's and Mendelssohn's concertos, takes both works to new heights. Although never a forceful presence since he employs relatively little vibrato and thus achieves a slender tone, Milstein's playing is filled with amazing assertion and luminance, and is quite fascinating for its extraordinary purity. And this is precisely what enhances his interpretation of these two great classical concertos, lending them a legendary grace, a feeling of rightness - that there is no other way. The Vienna Philharmonic with their great tradition provide support of the first order, and Claudio Abbado proves once again that he is a more than circumspect master of the baton.



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





    Musicians:



    • Nathan Milstein (violin)

    • Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Claudio Abbado (conductor)




    Recording: September 1972 and March 1973 at Musikvereinssaal, Vienna by GÜnter Hermanns

    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.



    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 35


    Allegro Moderato
    Canzonetta Andante
    Finale Allegro Vivacissimo


    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E Minor, Op. 64


    Allegro molto Apassionato
    Andante

    Allegretto non troppo - allegro molto vivace

    Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky
    $34.99
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    Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 3

    Carlos Kleiber conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra as they play Franz Schubert's 3rd and 8th Symphonies.


    The year 1815 saw a veritable flood of music pour from the pen of the eighteen-year-old Franz Schubert: during that single year he produced no fewer than four operas and operettas, two symphonies, two masses, many sacred and secular choral pieces, sonatas and other works for piano, as well as some 145 lieder, among them the Erlkonig. Schubert wrote all this vast amount of music, which seemed to flow from him effortlessly, in his little room during the evenings. The position of assistant teacher exempted him from military service, and his daily nine hours of school duties did not stem his immense creative urge.


    On the 24th of May, Schubert began the composition of his Third Symphony in D Major, which he finished on the 19th of July. This work, written with undisturbed facility directly in full score, is unproblematic. At that time, Schubert was untroubled by doubts concerning formal construction, or by a sense of the need to solve problems by exploring unknown territory. The last movement in particular, a Presto vivace in which the instruments toss the spritely theme about between them, also bears witness to the growing individuality of its composer, who was rapidly becoming a mature master of his art.


    The secret of the Unfinished symphony has never been completely solved. Schubert wrote the two complete movements in 1822 and began a third movement, but for unknown reasons did not finish it. He evidently considered the two movements a work in their own right, to judge from his dedication of the score to the Steiermarkischer Musikverein. The artistic director of that association kept the score to himself, and it was not untnil 1865 that this symphony received its first performance. The occasion was a triumph, and it became a posthumous act of homage to the composer who had died so young.


    Eduard Hanslick praised this symphony enthusiastically, declaring that it belonged among Schubert's most beautiful instrumental works. The Unfinished is more than that - its place is among the supreme achievements in the world of music.

    1. Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759 Unfinished
    - Allegro moderato
    - Andante con moto
    2. Symphony No. 3 in D major, D. 200
    - Adagio maestoso - Allegro con brio
    - Allegretto
    - Menuetto. Vivace
    - Presto vivace
    Franz Schubert
    $44.99
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