Record Labels Archives: Decca

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Big Boxes: Haydn Symphonies Complete On Period Instruments

Antal Dorati's complete set of Haydn symphonies has been the reference edition for the complete set since, well, forever, but this...
ShostBen

Benedetti’s Shostakovich and Glazunov

Nicola Benedetti's view of the Shostakovich is poised and flowing, rather than raw and edgy. Of course, the music has the raw and ...
Monteux

Puzzling Monteux Box From Italian Universal

This 20-disc set purports to contain "Decca Recordings," which it both does and does not. You get the Philips recordings (an extra...
Dutoit

Big Boxes: Well-Chosen Dutoit Decca Recordings

Charles Dutoit and his Montréal Symphony Orchestra were Decca's late 20th century answer to Ernest Ansermet and L'Orchestre de la...
Zukerman

Zukerman Offers Enjoyable Elgar & RVW

It's very good to see Pinchas Zukerman back on disc in music he clearly enjoys playing and conducting. He seduces with a sweet vio...

References Revisited: Ansermet and Ricci’s Prokofiev Doesn’t Wear Well

Decca packs a lot of Prokofiev onto these two discs, but while the performances are generally good there's nothing "legendary" abo...

Reference Recording: Brahms Violin Sonatas, Suk/Katchen Of Course!

Josef Suk, the Czech violinist whose noble, aristocratic style was admirably suited to Brahms' music, and Julius Katchen, a superb...

References Revisited: The Price/Karajan Tosca on Decca Legends

A lot of Toscas have gone over the parapet since Maria Callas' electrifying 1953 EMI recording. None can challenge that classic st...

A Rare Treat: Suk’s A Summer Tale

A Summer Tale is the most lyrical and immediately attractive of the four works, beginning with the tragic Asrael Symphony, that co...
gjeilo

Gjeilo (Pronounced “Yay-lo”)

There are many reasons to listen to a recording of choral music: pleasure ranks high on my list. But in recent years, so often on ...