Warner Classics

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Bizet: Carmen (Warner Classics)

The most authentically French recording of Carmen from the stereo era [MP]

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Schumann and Grieg: Piano Concertos (Warner Classics)

Fine performances, but do we really need any more? [MBu]

Dans nos yeux  – recital (Warner Classics)

Crossover, yes, but don’t let that deter you from some very enjoyable music [DJB]

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Bellini: La Sonnambula (Warner Classics)

Anyone contemplating purchase of this set will be buying it for Maria Callas, and it is worthwhile for this alone [JP]

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Telemann: Flute Concertos (Warner Classics)

(Déjà Review) An absolute winner – a delightful sense of collegial give and take [KS]

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Belcea Quartet – Debussy, Dutilleux and Ravel (Warner Classics)

This disc represents the flowering of talent of an ensemble that, if they continue on their present well-chosen path, will achieve great things [CC]

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (Warner Classics)

(Déjà Review) Kovacevich’s technique is never in question, but the performances are somewhat mannered and un-spontaneous [SF]

Strauss, Johann Jr.: Die Fledermaus (Warner Classics)

(Déjà Review) A vocally definitive version [RMK]

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Foulds: Three Mantras (Warner Classics)

Deserves wide appreciation among general music lovers [JT]

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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos 5 & 7 (Warner Classics)

(Déjà Review) The stuff of legends, but what are legends made of? [CH]

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Cherubini: Medea (Warner Classics)

(Déjà Review) The set should be heard for its documentation of an extraordinary musical meeting [CH]

Verdi: Falstaff (Warner Classics)

(Déjà Review) Truly one of the ‘Great Recordings of the Century’ [CF]

Tchaikovsky: Symphonies & Overtures (Warner Classics)

Slava’s unjustly overlooked early Tchaikovsky symphony cycle reissued in fine sound [LD]

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Bruckner: Symphony No 7 (Warner Classics)

A grand, majestic performance catching all the requisite light and shade of Bruckner’s most popular and accessible symphony [RMo]

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Schubert: Lieder Vol 2 (Warner Classics)

(Déjà Review) Bostridge is surely worthy of a position in the same illustrious gallery as Fischer-Dieskau, Janet Baker and a few others [TB]

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Bridge: Orchestral Works (Warner Classics)

(Déjà Review) An authoritative introduction to Bridge’s orchestral music … an ideal place to start [JQ]

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Fatma Said (soprano) (Warner Classics)

A ravishing debut album that heralds a great future for this artist [MP]

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Otto Klemperer (conductor): The Remastered Edition (Warner Classics)

Klemperer consolidated; his full Warner legacy in best-yet transfers [JW]

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Mussorgsky: Songs and Dances of Death (Warner Classics)

(Déjà Review) Anyone who wants this particular coupling need not hesitate [GF]

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Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano) Ravel & Carter (Warner Classics)

(Déjà Review) Aimard positively revels in complexities, eating up fistfuls of notes and spitting them out with ease [TH]

Mozart: …che cosa è amor… (Warner Classics)

(Déjà Review) I have derived much pleasure from this disc and I expect many opera lovers will like it too [GF]

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Beethoven & Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos (Warner Classics)

(Déjà Review) These performances will leave you marvelling anew at the music itself [CH]

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La Divina Maria Callas in all her roles (Warner Classics)

A magnificent and comprehensive testament to the supremacy of the greatest singing actress of the 20C [RMo]

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Sabine Meyer (clarinet) French Works (Warner Classics)

(Déjà Review) An outstanding achievement [MC]