Warner Classics

Brahms: Violin Sonata No 1-3 (Warner Classics)

(Déjà Review) Versions to return to on a regular basis [CC]

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Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (Warner Classics)

(Déjà Review) One of the finest accounts of Das Lied von der Erde ever committed to disc [JQ]

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Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 2 & 4 (Warner Classics)

(Déjà Review) Wide-ranging performances that encompass the entire gamut of Rachmaninov’s inexhaustible emotional palette [PL]

Deja Review Sibelius Symphs etc Berglund EMI 5744852

Sibelius: Complete Symphonies and Selected Orchestral Works (EMI Classics)

(Déjà Review) One of the greatest symphonic cycles under a conductor who shows a deep understanding and profound identification with it [CH]

Cherubini Quartet: The Complete Warner Classics Recordings (Warner Classics)

The Cherubini Quartet’s favourite and less well-remembered recordings [JW]

Deja Review Schumann Symphs 1-4 Sawallisch EMI 5677682

Schumann: Symphonies Nos 1-4 (Warner Classics)

(Déjà Review) With splendid standards of music making, recording and presentation, this is a benchmark and self-recommending issue [TB]

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Susan Graham (mezzo-soprano) Poèmes de L’Amour (Warner Classics)

(Déjà Review) Lovers of fine singing can purchase without hesitation now and enjoy an outstanding recording and performance [RJF]

Mahler: Symphonies Nos 2, 4, 7, 9, Das Lied von der Erde (Warner Classics)

An unmissable bargain [JQ]

Rossini: La Cenerentola (Warner Classics)

A welcome return to the catalogue of an excellent performance [RJF]

Deja Shostakovich Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk Rostropovich Warner 3712342

Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Warner Classics)

(Déjà Review) A stunning recording – overcome your prejudice and buy it [RMK]

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Grieg & Schumann Piano Concertos (Warner Classics)

Grab this one [KS]

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Dvořák & Brahms: Concertos (Warner Classics)

(Déjà Review) Packed with drama and tunefulness and with virtuosity to burn [KS]

Dukas: Orchestral & Piano Works (Warner Classics)

A go-to Dukas box of outstanding performances – but no texts [JW]

Rimsky Korsakov Scheherazade Pappano Warner 5054197933691

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Mussorgsky: Night On Bald Mountain (Warner Classics)

A fine Scheherazade, beautifully played but not necessarily superior to classic versions, and two thrilling Mussorgsky novelties which for me constitute the main interest of this issue [RMo]

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R Strauss: Intermezzo (Warner Classics)

The only studio recording of Strauss’s biographical opera is a complete winner on all front [MP]

Strauss Hindemith Horn Concertos Dennis Brain EMI GROC 7243567782

R Strauss & Hindemith: Horn Concertos (EMI Classics)

(Déjà Review) One of the greatest instrumentalists of the 20th century in some of its juiciest music – it’s a disc you can’t really afford to miss [GPJ]

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Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (Warner Classics)

Beautiful sonorities throughout but the conductor’s approach is an emotional letdown and hampers the stellar cast [MP]

J Strauss II Der Zigeunerbaron Philharmonia Ackermann EMI 5675352

J Strauss II: Der Zigeunerbaron (EMI Classics)

Johann Strauss’ Hungarian operetta truly sparkles in a performance that commands the field in spite of its age [MP]

Rota Film Music EMI 5749872

Rota: Film Music (EMI Classics)

(Déjà Review) The seven-movement ballet suite for La strada is the most significant item here and is worth the price of this CD alone [IL]

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Chopin: Piano Sonata 3 (Warner Classics)

Arrau’s Chopin enjoys something of classic status, and here are two perfect examples of why this is so [CC]

Neville Marriner (conductor): The Complete Warner Classics Recordings (Warner Classics)

An 80-CD centenary salute to Marriner, with (or without) his ASMF [JW]

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Mahler: Symphony 8 (Warner Classics)

(Déjà Review) – A second view: Superbly performed by all concerned and expertly recorded [JQ]

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Mahler: Symphony 8 (Warner Classics)

(Déjà Review) Lean and direct, intent on clarity and sense of direction, but an apparent lack of some grandeur and sense of occasion [TD]

Puccini: La bohème (Warner Classics)

This old recording still has plenty of rewards to offer [MP]