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NAXOS HISTORICAL - Great Conductors

Some items
to consider

  • Henze Kammermusik 1958
  • Mozart Flute Quartets
  • Schubert complete piano works
  • Sammartini: 6 Concerti grossi
  • Henze Kammermusik 1958

CD and Blue-ray Audio

CD and Blue-ray Audio

CPE Bach Cantatas
a revelation

Biber: Sacred Choral Works
Don't miss it

Jonathan Dove

Tommie Haglund
Unique and Powerful music

Organ Fireworks

Highly Entertaining

A triumphant performance

Bruckner Symphony 4
One of the finest I have heard

A most joy-inducing recording

A winning partnership

A Lohengrin to treasure.


Sir Thomas Beecham

Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring, Summer Night on the River, Eventyr, Koanga (Prelude), Hassan (Interlude), Serenade, Paris
rec. 1927-34

Reviews by Rob Barnett and Peter Woolf,

Delius: The Walk to the Paradise Garden, Sea Drift,
Fennimore and Gerda (Intermezzo), In a Summer Garden, Over the Hills and Far Away
rec. 1927-36

Reviews by Rob Barnett and Gwyn Parry-Jones

Delius: Brigg Fair, La Calinda, Hassan (Closing scene),
Irmelin Prelude, Appalachia
rec. 1928-38

Review by Rob Barnett

Delius: box set of above recordings

Reviews by Rob Barnett and William Hedley

Sir Edward Elgar

Elgar: Cockaigne overture, Enigma variations, Pomp & Circumstance marches
rec. 1933

Reviews by Em Marshall and Dominy Clements

Elgar: Symphony 1, Falstaff
rec. 1930-32

Reviews by Dominy Clements and Rob Maynard

Oscar Fried

Beethoven: Symphony 9
rec. 1929

Review by Christopher Fifield

Wilhelm Furtwängler (see separate page)

Robert Kajanus

Sibelius: Symphony 1, Tapiola, Pohjola's daughter
rec. 1930-32

Review by Rob Barnett

Sibelius: Symphony 2, Belshazzar's Feast Suite; Karelia Suite
rec. 1930-32

Review by Rob Barnett

Herbert von Karajan

Brahms: Ein Deutsche Requiem
(w/Elisabeth Schwarzkopf & Hans Hotter)
rec. 1947

Reviews by Colin Clarke and Göran Forsling

Brahms: Symphony 1
Beethoven: Leonora Overture
R Strauss: Salome Dance
rec. 1943

Review by Rob Maynard

Rudolf Kempe

Brahms: Ein deutsche Requiem
rec. 1955

Reviews by Jonathan Woolf, William Hedley and Göran Forsling

Erich Kleiber

Dvorak: Symphony 9, Carnaval, Scherzo capriccioso
Smetana: Moldau
rec. 1927-48

Review by Adrian Smith

Beethoven: Symphony 2
rec. 1929

Reviews by Colin Clarke, Christopher Fifield and Jonathan Woolf

Otto Klemperer

Brahms: Symphony 1, Academic Festival Overture
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll, Prelude to Tristan & Isolde
rec. 1927/8

Reviews by Rob Maynard and John Sheppard

Beethoven: Symphony 3, Leonora overtures
rec. 1954/5

Reviews by Colin Clarke and Jonathan Woolf

Serge Koussevitzky

Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an exhibition
Bartok: Concerto for orchestra
rec. 1943/44

Reviews by Colin Anderson and John Phillips

Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an exhibition
Ravel: Rapsodie espagnol, Bolero
rec. 1930-47

Review by Tony Haywood

Sibelius: Pohjola’s Daughter, Tapiola, Symphony 7
Grieg: The Last Spring
rec. 1933-39

Reviews by John Quinn and Rob Barnett

Sibelius: Symphonies 2 & 5
rec. 1935/36

Review by Rob Barnett

Wagner: Overtures
Brahms: Academic Festival overture
rec. 1947-49

Reviews by Rob Maynard and Mark Jordan

Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf
Sibelius: Symphony 2
Grieg: The last spring
rec. 1950

Reviews by Rob Maynard and Bob Briggs

Willem Mengelberg

Brahms: Symphonies 2 & 4
rec. 1938/40

Reviews by John Quinn and John Phillips

R Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Tod und Verklärung
rec. 1941/42

Reviews by Tony Duggan and John Phillips

Brahms: Symphony 3, Academic Festival & Tragic Overtures
rec. 1930-42

Review by John Quinn

Weber: Overtures
Liszt: Les Préludes
Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture, Damnation of Faust
rec. 1928-42

Review by Jonathan Woolf

Wagner & Humperdinck: Opera Overtures
R Strauss: Don Juan
Mahler: Symphony 5 - Adagietto
rec. 1929-40

Reviews by John Phillips, Paul Serotsky and Jonathan Woolf

Beethoven: Prometheus, Leonora, Coriolan & Egmont overtures
Schubert: Rosamunde overture
rec. 1927-42

Reviews by Paul Serotsky and John Phillips

Bach: St Matthew's Passion, Suites
rec. 1929-39

Reviews by Lewis Foreman and Jonathan Woolf

Tchaikovsky: Symphony 6, Serenade for strings
rec. 1941

Reviews by John Quinn and Kevin Sutton

Karl Muck

Wagner: Overtures & Preludes
rec. 1927-29

Reviews by Kevin Sutton and Jonathan Woolf

Hans Pfitzner

Beethoven: Symphonies 3 & 8
rec. 1929-33

Reviews by Colin Clarke, Colin Anderson and Jonathan Woolf

Beethoven: Symphony 4
rec. 1928

Reviews by Colin Clarke, Christopher Fifield and Jonathan Woolf

Beethoven: Symphonies 1 & 6
rec. 1928-30

Reviews by Christopher Fifield and Jonathan Woolf

Sergei Rachmaninov

Rachmaninov: Symphony 3, Isle of the Dead

Reviews by Ian Lace and Jonathan Woolf

Tulio Serafin

Verdi: Requiem Mass

Review by Roy Brewer

Leopold Stokowski

Bach: Stokowski transcriptions v1
rec. 1927-39

Reviews by Rob Maynard and Ian Lace

Bach Transcriptions Volume 2
rec. 1929-50

Reviews by Bob Briggs and Jonathan Woolf

Richard Strauss

Beethoven: Symphonies 5 & 7
rec. 1926-28

Review by Marc Bridle

Igor Stravinsky

Stravinsky: The Firebird, Petrushka The Rite of Spring
rec. 1946-50

Review by Paul Godfrey

Václav Talich

Dvorák: Symphonies 7 & 8
rec. 1935-38

Review by Colin Clarke

Smetana: Má Vlast
rec. 1954

Review by Jonathan Woolf

Dvorák: Slavonic Dances, Carnival Overture
rec. 1935

Reviews by Rob Maynard and John Sheppard

Suk: Sokol march
Dvorak: Symphony 6
rec. 1938

Reviews by Brian Reinhart and Jonathan Woolf

Arturo Toscanini

Beethoven: Symphonies 5 & 7
rec. 1933-36

Reviews by Jonathan Woolf and John Leeman

Gluck, Verdi & Rossini: Opera Overtures
rec. 1929/36

Review by Gary Higginson

Beethoven: Symphonies 1 & 4, Leonora Overture
rec. 1937/39

Reviews by John Quinn and Tim Mahon

Beethoven: Symphony 6
Mozart: Magic Flute overture
Rossini: La Scala di seta overture
Weber: Rondo brilliant
Brahms: Tragic Overture
rec. 1937-38

Review by Jonathan Woolf

Haydn: Symphony 88
Mozart: Symphony 40
Rossini: William Tell overture
Beethoven & Paganini: arrangements
rec. 1938-39

Reviews by John Quinn, Jonathan Woolf and John Phillips

Bruno Walter

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde, Symphony 5 - Adagietto
rec. 1936/38

Review by Jonathan Woolf

Mahler: Symphony 9
rec. 1938

Review by Tony Duggan

Mahler: Symphony 5, Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jungendzeit

Reviews by John Quinn & Em Marshall

Beethoven: Symphony 6, overtures
rec. 1930-38

Reviews by William Hedley, John Quinn, Jonathan Woolf and David Dunsmore

Felix Weingartner

Beethoven: Symphonies 1 & 2, Fidelio, Prometheus & Leonora Overtures
rec. 1937-40

Reviews by John Quinn and Jonathan Woolf

Beethoven: Symphonies 5 & 6, Viennese Dances

Reviews by Christopher Howell and Jonathan Woolf

Beethoven: Symphonies 7 & 8, Egmont Overture
rec. 1936/38

Reviews by John Quinn and Christopher Howell

Beethoven: Symphony 9, Consecration of the House Overture
rec. 1935/38

Reviews by John Quinn and Jonathan Woolf

Beethoven: Piano concerto 3 (w/Marguerite Long), Triple concerto (w/Ricardo Odnoposoff, Stefan Auber & Angelica Morales)
rec. 1937/39

Reviews by Bob Bamlett, Jonathan Woolf and Colin Clarke

Beethoven: Symphonies 3 & 4
rec. 1933/36

Reviews by Jonathan Woolf and Christopher Howell




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