Record Labels Archives: Teldec

Concentus Musicus in Concert 1973

What a thrill it must have been to attend this 1973 Concentus musicus concert, and after many LP incarnations, what a joy it is to...

Reference Recording: Harnoncourt Nails Bach’s Magnificat

It's no disservice to Handel, whose splendid Utrech Te Deum is performed here just as well as the Bach—indeed, with perhaps an e...

CD From Hell: A Messiaen Massacre from Nagano/Berlin

Kent Nagano may know his Messiaen, but the Berlin Philharmonic hasn't a clue how this music should sound, and it was a mistake to ...

Reference Recording: The Ultimate, Wrist-Slitting, Shostakovich 14th

It's impossible to discuss this symphony without relating three stories. No. 1: One of my best friends was not getting along with ...

Brahms: Symphonies; Overtures; Variations/Harnoncourt

In the CD booklet note Nikolaus Harnoncourt goes into some detail about old-fashioned bowing techniques used by early conductors w...

DISTANT LIGHT

This luscious recording is for everyone. Peteris Vasks is a Latvian composer who might be referred to as "nationalistic"; at least...

Haydn: Piano sonatas/Schiff

In the notes that András Schiff contributes to this set, he makes an admirable case in defense of the music while rather cattily ...

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7; Overtures/Keilberth

It's amazing how different the Berlin Philharmonic sounds on this 1961 Beethoven Seventh from the one Karajan recorded around the ...

Birtwistle: Pulse Shadows

Though clothed in the stodgy, post-Webern standard-dress-of-the-academy rhetoric, this is a piece with a surprising amount to say,...

Bellini: Capuleti/Runnicles

For one of Bellini's less popular works, I Capuleti has seen a remarkable number of recordings, with some of the starriest stars i...