Record Labels Archives: Decca

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...
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...