Record Labels Archives: Decca

Mahler1Oz

Filling In The Gaps: Ozawa’s Third Mahler First

Ozawa recorded three Mahler symphonies with the Saito Kinen Orchestra: the Second, the Ninth, and the First. The Second and Ninth ...
kertdvor

Big Boxes: Kertesz’s Reference Complete LSO Dvorák, Blu-Ray Edition

I can't help but think that you're still better off buying the budget box containing exactly this repertoire, at about half the pr...
maazelsib

Maazel’s Excellent Vienna Sibelius, Now On Blu-Ray

The major labels keep trying to get people to buy the same stuff at ever-higher prices because, well, that's what they need to do....
tchaikbych

Good, Not Great Tchaikovsky From Bychkov

Everything today has a title, usually a "journey," "project," or "voyage." It's stupid, pointless, and to me, aggravating. Why not...
naganodanse

CD From Hell: Nagano’s All Tricks And No Treat

There's nothing more awful than a dully played, indifferently recorded "fun" program. This one's about as much fun as a crutch. Os...
91gVJSDmHFL._SL1500

Big Boxes: Mozart 225–The New Complete Edition

To some collectors, Universal Classics’ Mozart 225 limited edition boxed set, created in partnership with the Salzburg Mozarteum...
shostweiler

Weilerstein Aces Shostakovich Cello Concertos

Well now, this is more like it! Alisa Weilerstein is a remarkable artist, but her previous concerto recordings have been crippled ...
dvorkslav

Boring Belohlávek Snoozes Through Dvorák’s Slavonic Dances

Let's not waste our time. Belohlávek and the Czech Philharmonic sleepwalk through Dvorák's Slavonic Dances from the opening Furi...
7175pB1SciL._SL1400

Big Boxes: Julius Katchen’s Complete Decca Recordings

The American-born/Paris-based pianist Julius Katchen, who died in 1969 at 42 after battling cancer, would have turned 90 in 2016. ...
haydncompletesym

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...