That's right - 14 hours of recordings on one disc for approximately
£39 ($59)!. I cannot allow a reviewer to be tied up for 14 hours
just to get a review of one disc but I thought it important to bring
this disc to your attention. It demonstrates the amazing capacity
of Blu-ray being used here imaginatively and to the full. So this
is not a review but just a marker of the existence of this issue.
Others in this series
The publishers blurb says:
Great performances from legendary ensembles of the 20th century,
the Classic Archive
Collectors Edition ENSEMBLES offers unique insights
in the world of music interpretation of the golden age.
This third part of the edition is dedicated to some of the most
outstanding musicians of the past.
With more than 14 hours of material the edition includes various
concerti and recitals, some in colour, some in gloriousblack and white,
as well as comprehensive booklet information.
This collectors edition makes rare classical archive footage
from the years 1956-1975 suitable for Blu-ray Disc lovers.
Bach, J S:
Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV1043
Cello Sonata No. 1 in F major, Op. 5 No. 1
Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5 No. 2
Cello Sonata No. 4 in C major, Op. 102 No. 1
Cello Sonata No. 5 in D major, Op. 102 No. 2
Piano Trio No. 1 in Eb major, Op. 1 No. 1
Piano Trio No. 2 in G major, Op. 1 No. 2
Piano Trio No. 5 in D major, Op. 70 No. 1 'The Ghost'
Piano Trio No. 6 in E flat Major, Op. 70 No. 2
String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18 No. 4
String Quartet No. 6 in B flat major, Op. 18 No. 6
Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, Op. 47 Kreutzer'
Violin Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 96
Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24 'Spring'
Piano Trios Nos. 1-3 (Complete)
Double Concerto for Violin & Cello in A minor, Op. 102
Violin Sonata in A major
Piano Sonata No. 18 in D major, K576 'Hunt'
Five Melodies for Violin and Piano, Op. 35b
Piano Trio No. 1 in B flat major, D898
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Sviatoslav Richter (piano), David
Oistrakh (violin), Yehudi Menuhin (violin), Robert Casadesus (piano),
Zino Francescatti (violin), Hephzibah Menuhin (piano)
Amadeus Quartet, Istomin-Stern-Rose Trio