Sir Arthur Bliss - The Decca Originals
Arthur Bliss; Griller Quartet; Alfredo Campoli
Bliss: The Decca Originals: a new collection of Decca recordings of Bliss’s music, including tracks previously unreleased on Decca CD as well as the complete version of the Violin Concerto with Alfredo Campoli.
The career of Arthur Bliss was...
Robert Denzler - The Decca Recordings
Zurich-born and trained, the conductor Robert Denzler (1892–1972) found a summer home in Bayreuth as an assistant to the likes of Hans Richter and Karl Muck. He thus established his Wagnerian credentials early on, and from 1925 to 1931 he ran...
Roger Désormière - The Decca Recordings
A landmark tribute to Roger Désormière, a great French conductor of the mid-twentieth century, including many recordings new to CD.
A car crash in March 1953 cruelly cut short the career of Roger Désormière, who at the age of 53 had...
Agnelle Bundervoët - Complete Recordings on Decca France
Three exceptionally rare Decca LPs of a much prized French pianist, newly remastered and released on CD for the first time.
Rheumatism forced Agnelle Bundervoët to retire from the platform at the peak of her career in the late 1950s, though...
Jan Smeterlin plays Chopin
Jan Smeterlin was a born Chopin interpreter on home soil. Presented here is a collection that includes rare and previously unissued recordings.
Writing to Gramophone in 1965, a Royal Navy Commander stationed in India made an impassioned plea:...
Albert Ferber - Decca Recordings 1945-1951
Rarely encountered and previously unpublished recordings by a major Swiss pianist of the 1950s and 60s.
Born in Lucerne in 1911, Albert Ferber studied with a pupil of Alfred Cortot and often played for Rachmaninov in Switzerland. International...
Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 6; Violin Concerto
Erich Kleiber; Ruggiero Ricci
Erich Kleiber’s major Tchaikovsky recordings, newly remastered and coupled with Ruggero Ricci’s debut recording for Decca.
Only a truncated version of the Capriccio Italien from 1933 predates these accounts of the Fourth and Sixth...
Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5
Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt; Albert Wolff; Carl Schuricht
The Decca Sound in Hamburg and Paris: a trio of 1950s Tchaikovsky albums, including a pair of symphony recordings previously unpublished on CD.
This supple and beautifully proportioned 1952 mono account of the Fifth Symphony marked the debut...
Prokofiev - The Decca Masters
Sir Adrian Boult; Jean Martinon; Eric Tuxen; Nikolai Malko
A kaleidoscopic collection of orchestral Prokofiev in the 1950s, as recorded by Decca engineers in London, Paris and Copenhagen, featuring both rarities and classics.
Once upon a time Peter and the Wolf was the best known of them, with six...
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 3; Violin Concerto
Sir Adrian Boult
Sir Adrian Boult was a conductor of much more ‘temperament’ than is commonly supposed, with ever-frustrated ambitions to lead a complete Ring cycle, and whose consummate professionalism and Edwardian moustache concealed an interpreter of...
Tchaikovsky: Serenade; Ballet Music
The Tchaikovsky ballet score recordings conducted for Decca and Philips by the Ukrainian-born Anatole Fistoulari (1907-1995) are prized ‘among the finest ever made’ (Gramophone). As a companion issue to his first, abridged versions of Swan...