Record Labels Archives: Decca

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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 ...

SOUVENIR OF A GOLDEN ERA

In case you had forgotten that Marilyn Horne was one of the 20th century's greatest singers, Decca has re-released "Souvenir of a ...
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Reference Recording: Monteux’s Proprietary Daphnis

Pierre Monteux conducted the premiere of Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé, and thank God he lived long enough to record it in very good, ...
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Big Boxes: The Beaux Arts Trio’s Complete Philips Recordings

The Beaux Arts Trio disbanded in 2008 after 53 years of existence, leaving behind a considerable discography for the Philips label...
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Rossini’s Swan Song in Glorious Voice from Florez

It is very hard lately to get worked up about 14th century Swiss oppression by the Austrians. I recently realized that it wasn’t...