“Now I know there is a God in heaven!”, exclaimed Albert Einstein when he heard the young Yehudi Menuhin play the violin. Not only was Menuhin an extraordinary musician, he lived through – and helped to shape – a momentous period in history. The Warner Classics catalog contains 70 years’ worth of his recordings and this 3-CD collection, Yehudi: The Art of Menuhin, provides a fascinating perspective on his achievements: Menuhin was a man of ideals who changed the world through music.
Outstanding performances of de Falla's, Granados and Albeniz's works.Unmistakable quality of a past standard of excellence that is hardly matched today.Rodzinski's austere conducting and his vitality and precision refined and developed some of the major orchestras of the time.These Rodzinski's memorable recordings include the Maestro's farewell to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at his last recording session for Westminster.
This is the best – the noblest, the grandest, the most tragic – Ballade in G minor ever recorded. This is the best – the most virtuostic, the most colorful, the most imaginative – set of Book I Preludes ever recorded. This is the best – the most Romantic, the most heartfelt, the funniest – Carnaval ever recorded. This is the best – the most elegant, the most witty, the most athletic – recording of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 ever recorded.
This set includes Leibowitz acclaimed Beethovens symphonies cycle also noted for attempting to follow very precisely Beethoven's metronome marks. Leibowitz's conducting repertoire, which spanned virtually everything, is well represented in this comprehensive 13CD set. Many recordings featured in this set are have been available only as downloads. Glorious, inspired, unique interpretations of classical masterpieces. AfterWW II, Leibowitz became one of the most sought-after conductors in Europe and his well deserved reputation is extensively represented in this set THE ART OF LEIBOWITZ.
The Art of Renée Fleming brings together 18 defining tracks spanning Renée’s finest Decca recordings, including favorite arias by Puccini, Handel and Gershwin and duets with Bryn Terfel and Plácido Domingo. Four special bonus tracks reflect Renée’s prominence beyond classical repertoire with two Broadway classics, Amazing Grace - which she memorably sang at the site of the World Trade Centre and a brand new version of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah.
And for the final film in his ‘Immoral Trilogy’, Borowczyk created one of the most lushly bizarre erotic tales of our time and perhaps the most ambitious work of his entire career. The setting is Rome, 8 A.D., where the poet Ovid watches over an epoch of forbidden seduction and unnatural acts among maidens, centurions, servant girls and the occasional farm animal.