Record Labels Archives: Decca

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Under the Radar: Ashkenazy’s Late Beethoven Sonata Remakes

First released in 1992, Vladimir Ashkenazy’s digital versions of the last three Beethoven sonatas are not to be confused with ea...
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Under the Radar: The Ashkenazy/Solti Beethoven Concerto Cycle Reconsidered

With Vladimir Ashkenazy’s July 2017 80th birthday festivities on the classical music community’s radar, one cannot help but re...
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A Lively Delivery of Rota’s Gems

Nino Rota's film scores are widely celebrated, but much of his output (including 22 stage works) is relatively unknown. Decca's am...
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Almost Unknown Arminio in Grand Recording

Well, the plot of Handel’s 1736 Arminio is no worse than many others, and at least we have no returning general/fiancé/son dres...
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Overtures, Preludes, & Intermezzos By Italian Composers

Riccardo Chailly has brought local repertoire to the fore in his two years at the helm of La Scala, and his first release as princ...
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Filling In The Gaps: Ozawa’s Third Mahler First

Ozawa recorded three Mahler symphonies with the Saito Kinen Orchestra: the Second, the Ninth, and the First. The Second and Ninth ...
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Big Boxes: Kertesz’s Reference Complete LSO Dvorák, Blu-Ray Edition

I can't help but think that you're still better off buying the budget box containing exactly this repertoire, at about half the pr...
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Maazel’s Excellent Vienna Sibelius, Now On Blu-Ray

The major labels keep trying to get people to buy the same stuff at ever-higher prices because, well, that's what they need to do....
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Good, Not Great Tchaikovsky From Bychkov

Everything today has a title, usually a "journey," "project," or "voyage." It's stupid, pointless, and to me, aggravating. Why not...
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CD From Hell: Nagano’s All Tricks And No Treat

There's nothing more awful than a dully played, indifferently recorded "fun" program. This one's about as much fun as a crutch. Os...