Record Labels Archives: Decca

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 ...
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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...