Record Labels Archives: Sony

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Big Boxes: Great Stott!

It’s all too easy to take Kathryn Stott for granted. She’s never been one for gimmicky programming, outrageous outfits, and fi...
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Big Boxes: Lazar Berman’s Complete Sony Recordings

When Soviet authorities finally permitted Lazar Berman (1930-2005) to tour America for the first time in 1976, his appearances gen...
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New Year’s Concert 2016

The 2016 Vienna New Year’s Concert marked Mariss Jansons’ third time leading this annual event. To his credit, the conductor d...
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Big Boxes: Glenn Gould’s Complete (ish) Columbia Discography Remastered

Given the endless procession of Glenn Gould reissues throughout the CD era, cynical collectors and critics might look askance at S...
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Motherland: Khatia Buniatishvili Calms Down

"A unique selection of magical piano moments that have shaped Khatia's life,” reads the sticker on what appears to be a gimmicky...
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Andsnes’ Beethoven Journey at the Finish Line

In 2012 Leif Ove Andsnes launched “The Beethoven Journey”, a project involving concert performances of all five Beethoven pian...
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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, ...
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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...
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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...
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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...