Record Labels Archives: Decca

Elektra

Behrens Is A Hotter-Than-Hell Elektra

This is a knockout. There is so much heat generated in this performance that you may be tempted to ...
ManonLes

A Manon Lescaut Where Everything Works

This is a wonderfully vigorous reading of Puccini's first success, one in which just about everythi...
SchoenbergSolti

Reference Recording: Solti’s Gripping Moses und Aron

This was a major release when it first appeared, and it remains one, not that there’s a lot of co...
sills

The Singers: Sensational Beverly Sills

I'll start with some boilerplate, just in case you're new to Decca's The Singers series. Each disc is housed in an attractive card...
DebStok

Reference Recording: Stoki’s Phase 4 Faun, And Other Fun Stuff

Given the appearance of Valery Gergiev’s horrid new LSO recording of La Mer and Faun with (in La Mer) the same orchestra, I thou...
Gergiev

A Big Bad Box of Gergiev

This twelve-disc set contains an unfortunate number of performances of striking mediocrity. Gergiev's position in the record works...
BeetBrahmsDoh

Dohnányi’s Hot Beethoven and Brahms Arrangements

This is one hot disc, and like so many recordings by Dohnányi it seems never to have gotten the attention that it deserved back i...
bartoli

Bartoli Goes To Russia–In Triumph

Love her or not, Cecilia Bartoli has done it again. You can argue with her breathy production, her “shotgun” approach to fast ...
chopinmaria

Pietro de Maria’s Quirky Complete Chopin

American piano enthusiasts may know Pietro de Maria’s work from several VAI releases stemming from the Miami International Piano...
bergonzi

Big Boxes: Carlo Bergonzi–Verdi Tenor Nonpareil In Style

Carlo Bergonzi, the tenor who died in July at the age of 90, undoubtedly was one of the great tenors of the last half of the 20th ...