Record Labels Archives: Sony

An Unnecessary Bach Recital from Joshua Bell

This is Joshua Bell’s first recording of any of Bach’s music. As you might imagine, the playing is expert, for the most part, ...

Big Boxes: Abbado’s Complete RCA and Sony Recordings

Packaged in original jacket facsimiles, Sony/BMG's complete collection of Claudio Abbado's RCA and Sony recordings comes as no sur...

Magnificent Singing, Bleak Outlook in Met’s Parsifal

Since Wieland Wagner’s “revolution” in staging, it is nearly impossible to watch a performance of Parsifal, unless it is don...

CD From Hell (or Siberia): A Punch-the-Pianist, Mannerist Figaro

Some things you should know: This complete recording was made in the city of Perm, just at the edge of Siberia (a closed city devo...

“Extended Voices” Finally on CD

Issued for the first time on CD courtesy of Arkivmusic.com and Sony/BMG, the 1967 release Extended Voices features works for choru...

50 Years Later: The Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center

How well I remember borrowing the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center LP from the West Orange, New Jersey public library wh...

New, Worthy Coloratura Soprano

One’s reaction is either “Oh, no, not another coloratura soprano,” or “Oh, good, another coloratura soprano.” By the end...

Underweight Bel Canto from Simone Kermes

Full disclosure: I have been crazy about Simone Kermes since the first time I laid ears on her, and went even wilder when I began ...

Spectacular Verdi Performances from Kaufmann

One keeps searching in vain for flaws in Jonas Kaufmann’s performances—an attack on a high note that’s slightly under, a sho...

Big Boxes: 6 Hours and 15 minutes With Richard Tucker

In honor of Richard Tucker's centenary, Sony has released this 10-CD set of his opera recitals. Here is what you can expect: Po...