One of the most grown-up review sites around
One of the most grown-up review sites around

Search MusicWeb Here
 

 

International mailing

  Founder: Len Mullenger              Founding Editor: Rob Barnett              Contact Seen and Heard here

Some items
to consider

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



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.

 

REVIEW Plain text for smartphones & printers

Gerard Hoffnung CDs

Advertising on
Musicweb



Donate and get a free CD

 

New Releases

Naxos Classical



Musicweb sells the following labels
Acte Préalable
(THE Polish label)
Altus 10% off
Atoll 10% off
CRD 10% off
Hallé 10% off
Lyrita 10% off
Nimbus 10% off
Nimbus Alliance
Prima voce 10% off
Red Priest 10% off
Retrospective 10% off
Saydisc 10% off
Sterling 10% off


Follow us on Twitter

Subscribe to our free weekly review listing
sample

Sample: See what you will get

Editorial Board
MusicWeb International
Founding Editor
   
Rob Barnett
Seen & Heard
Editor Emeritus
   Bill Kenny
Editor in Chief
   Vacant
MusicWeb Webmaster
   David Barker
MusicWeb Founder
   Len Mullenger

Support us financially by purchasing this disc from

Classic Archives: Collector’s Edition - Ensembles

Blu-ray Euroarts: 3073994 (14 hours)



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.

Len Mullenger

Others in this series

Strings

Piano

 

The publishers blurb says:


Great performances from legendary ensembles of the 20th century, the Classic Archive™

Collector’s 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 collector’s edition makes rare classical archive footage from the years 1956-1975 suitable for Blu-ray Disc lovers.

 

Contents
Bach, J S:
Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV1043
Beethoven:
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'
Brahms:
Piano Trios Nos. 1-3 (Complete)
Double Concerto for Violin & Cello in A minor, Op. 102
Franck, C:
Violin Sonata in A major
Mozart:
Piano Sonata No. 18 in D major, K576 'Hunt'
Prokofiev:
Five Melodies for Violin and Piano, Op. 35b
Schubert:
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