Record Labels Archives: Decca

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Beethoven In Buffalo

It may seem odd for the release of live Beethoven concerto performances featuring an American pianist, an American conductor, and ...
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CD From Hell: Bychkov Botches Tchaikovsky’s Manfred

Classical recordings these days have to have titles akin to Robert Ludlum novels. This is volume two of "The Tchaikovsky Project,"...

Under the Radar: Solti’s First (and best) Mahler Symphony No. 2

Georg Solti's first recording of the "Resurrection" Symphony, dating from 1966, belongs with his LSO accounts of the First and Nin...
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Under the Radar: Solti’s LSO Mahler Symphony No. 9

Generally speaking, when it comes to Solti's Mahler, the earlier the better. His LSO recordings of Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, and 9 are...

Reference Recording: Thibaudet’s Scintillating Mendelssohn

Mendelssohn's two piano concertos always have fared well on disc, but rarely to the inspired heights this release attains. Pianist...
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Pietro De Maria’s Up And Down Goldberg Variations

It’s a cliché to lead off a review with the phrase “and still they come”. Yet given the seemingly endless parade of Bach Go...
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Nino Rota: A Franco-Russian Alliance

Nino Rota was a craftsman composer, and he drew his musical raw materials from far and wide. Indeed, elements of baroque music, me...
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Big Boxes: Carl Schuricht’s Complete Decca Recordings

Recalling his first Decca Vienna Philharmonic recording sessions, producer John Culshaw wrote that Carl Schuricht couldn’t make ...
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Rota’s “Chocolate-Box” Delectables

La scuola di guida by Nino Rota has been unjustly left to languish in obscurity. Written for the 1959 Spoleto Festival, this breez...
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Reference Recording: Classic Brahms & Franck From Ashkenazy, Perlman, & Tuckwell

To celebrate Vladimir Ashkenazy’s 80th birthday in July 2017, Decca compiled two large boxed sets for which I was commissioned t...