Poulenc, Saint-Saëns: Choral Works
Jesús López-Cobos, Simon Preston, Donald Hunt
Decca 4828798
Camille Saint-Saëns was only 21 years of age when he wrote his Mass Op.4, but the craftsmanship of both its vocal and instrumental writing, testifies to the accomplishment of an experienced composer at a tender age: as a prodigious student at...

Christmas at Westminster Abbey
Simon Preston
Deutsche Grammophon 4828564
At the age of 22 in 1963 when he became sub-Organist of Westminster Abbey, Simon Preston was already the anointed Crown Prince of the King of Instruments. The reputation of his virtuosity and stylish response to a repertoire of five centuries had...

Bach: Christmas Oratorio
Fritz Lehmann
Deutsche Grammophon 4827637
The last recording by a pioneer of the Bach revival on record, newly remastered and issued internationally on CD for the first time. New editorial notes by Bach specialist Nicholas Anderson, giving context and authoritative detail on the...

Strauss: Die Fledermaus
Clemens Krauss
Decca 4827379
Still considered by many to be the finest recording ever made of the jewel in Viennese operetta: Die Fledermaus was one of a trio of Strauss-family recordings made by Clemens Krauss for Decca in the early 1950s. Like Der Zigeunerbaron (4827371)...

Strauss: Der Zigeunerbaron
Clemens Krauss
Decca 4827371
Der Zigeunerbaron (The Gypsy Baron) completes a trio of Strauss-family recordings made by Clemens Krauss for Decca in the early 1950s. Like Die Fledermaus (4827379) and his New Year Concerts (4827364), it is now reissued by Eloquence, in a new...

The New Year Concerts: 1951–54
Clemens Krauss
Decca 4827363
A series of three classic Decca studio albums, newly remastered and compiled in one complete set for the first time. Of all the conductors who have championed the music of the Strauss family with the Vienna Philharmonic, it is Clemens Krauss...