Record Labels Archives: Decca

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...
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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 ...
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Valentina Lisitsa’s Chopin and Schumann Etudes

Chopin’s Etudes are something of a calling card for Valentina Lisitsa. Shortly after releasing a DVD version in 2007 the pianist...

Reference Recording: Thibaudet Plays Satie, Complete

It had been a long time since anyone recorded the complete Satie solo piano music when this set was released, and Jean-Yves Thibau...
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Big Boxes: Radu Lupu Complete Recordings

Decca’s “complete” edition of Radu Lupu’s recordings pretty much covers all of the bases. In addition to the pianist’s c...

CD Partially From Hell: Backhaus’ Second-Best Beethoven

Wilhelm Backhaus recorded Beethoven's complete piano sonatas in mono for Decca in the early 1950s, and with the advent of stereo h...
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Big Boxes: Decca’s Complete Clifford Curzon Edition

Between 2003 and 2007 Decca released nearly all of Clifford Curzon’s commercial recordings in four boxed sets. Those who missed ...
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Wild, Exciting Early Handel From Lezhneva & Antonini

This CD begins with a bravura aria from Handel’s La Resurrezione that is lit into with such mania that you could imagine flames ...

Reference Recording: Chailly Aces Hindemith’s Kammermusik 1-7

For those of you who missed this remarkable set the first time around, I offer this Brief History of Hindemith's Kammermusik 1-7 o...
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Big Boxes: Stephen Kovacevich’s Complete Philips Recordings

The 21-year-old Stephen Kovacevich first attracted serious attention in 1961 with a debut recital at London’s Wigmore Hall that ...