Record Labels Archives: Decca

IvesDoh

An Almost Ideal Collection of Ives Orchestral Works

Let's get the one dud out of the way: Symphony No. 1 from Mehta and the L.A. Philharmonic. The problem is simple. Mehta introduces...
StravBalSym

Big Boxes: A Fine Stravinsky Set That’s Not Quite What It Seems

Don’t you just hate it when an otherwise worthwhile collection is undermined by just plain label ...
GershwinColl

Big Boxes: An Odd Gershwin Collection from Decca

This is a somewhat strange collection in that the odds and ends are, with one exception, more inter...
Scriabin

A Big Bad Box Of Scriabin From Decca

I'm not even going to completely unpick the ridiculous hodge-podge that constitutes this "complete works" box. The piano pieces pr...
1559308

Radio Days: The Young Nelson Freire on Peak Form

To mark Nelson Freire’s 70th birthday season and his fruitful relationship with Decca, the pianist has selected a handful of pre...
BrahmsChaillyser

CD From Hell: Chailly’s Faceless Brahms Serenades

Chailly has gone "authentic." First he made a magnificent recording of the two Brahms piano concerto with Nelson Freire, then he d...
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...