Cello

Cellist of the famous Prazak Quartet, Michal Kanka is also a great international soloist. He recorded for Praga Digitals more than 20 CDs from classical masterworks (Brahms, Beethoven, Martinu, Kodaly, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Schubert) to least known masterpieces....from Anton Rubinstein to Mieczyslaw Weinberg.

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MAURICE ravel (1875-1937)

CHAMBER WORKS FOR VIOLIN :

TZIGANE, for violin and piano (1923-24)

SONATA, for violin and piano in G (1922-1927)

BERCEUSE SUR LE NOM DE GABRIEL FAURÉ (1922)

SONATA, for violin and cello « à la mémoire de Debussy » (1920-22)

PIÈCE EN FORME DE HABANERA, transcribed by Fritz Kreisler

SONATE POSTHUME, in one movement (1897)


Sasha ROZHDESTVENSKY, violin /Violine / violon

Josiane MARFURT, piano / Klavier

Michal KAŇKA, cello /Violoncello / violoncelle


PRD/DSD 250 286

 

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Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975)

CELLO CONCERTO No.1, Op.107 in E flat major (1959)

PIANO CONCERTO No.2, Op.102 in F major (1956)

VIOLIN CONCERTO No.1, Op. 99 in A minor (1947-55)


David OISTRAKH, violin

Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra

Evgeni MRAVINSKY

Leonard BERNSTEIN, piano and conducting

New York Philharmonic Orchestra

Mstislav ROSTROPOVICH, cello

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Eugen ORMANDY Mason Jones, Horn


PRD/DSD 350'059

 

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PRÉLUDE À L’APRÈS-MIDI D’UN FAUNE (1893)

Chamber transcription by Benno Sachs (1920), for flute, oboe, clarinet, harmonium, piano, antique cymbals, viola, cello and double bass
Belmont Music Publisher

SONATA FOR CELLO AND PIANO in D minor (1915)
SONATE FÜR VIOLONCELLO UND KLAVIER d-Moll
SONATE POUR VIOLONCELLE ET PIANO en ré mineur

RÊVERIE, transcribed for cello and piano by Pierre Fournier
Für Violoncello-Klavier / Transcription pour violoncelle et piano de Pierre Fournier

SONATA, FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO in G minor (1916-17)
VIOLINSONATE g-Moll
SONATE POUR VIOLON ET PIANO en sol mineur

LA FILLE AUX CHEVEUX DE LIN, transcribed for violin and piano by J. Heifetz
für Violine und Klavier / Prélude No.8 pour piano transcrit pour violon et piano par Jascha Heifetz

TRIO No.1 en sol majeur, pour piano, violon et violoncelle (1879, Henle Verlag 1986)

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Václav KUNT, flute / Flöte / flûte
František SOUČEK, violin I / Geige / violon
Vlastimil HOLEK, violin II / Geige / violon
Josef KLUSOŇ, viola / Bratsche / alto
Michal KAŇKA, cello / Violoncello / violoncelle
Jaromír KLEPÁČ, piano / Klavier
Lukáš VERNER, double-bass
Milan POLÁK, clarinet
Jana BROŽKOVÁ, oboe
Jiřina MAREŠOVÁ-DVOŘÁKOVÁ, harmonium
Václav ROUBAL, antique cymbals
Slávka VERNEROVÁ PĚCHOČOVÁ, piano / Klavier
Pavel HŮLA, violin / Violine / violon and conducting

KINSKY TRIO PRAGUE
Lucie Sedláková Hůlová, violin / Violine / violon
Martin Sedlák, cello / Violoncello / violoncelle
Slávka Vernerová Pěchočová, piano / Klavier

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PRD/DSD 250 302

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Mstislav Rostropovich :  Short Romantic Portrait

Antonín DVOŘÁK (1841-1904)
CELLO CONCERTO in A minor, Op.104 B 191(1895)
1. I. Allegro
2. II. Adagio ma non troppo
3. III. Finale: Allegro moderato – Andante – Allegro vivo

London April 23, 1957, Abbey road’s studio
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC Orchestra, Sir Adrian BOULT

Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856)
CELLO CONCERTO in A minor, Op. 129 (1878)
4. I. Nicht zu schnell
5. II. Langsam
6. III. Sehr lebhaft

London, September 3,1960, Wembley Town Hall
LENINGRAD PHILHARMONIC Orchestra, Gennady ROZHDESTVENSKY

Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)
7. PEZZO CAPRICCIOSO in B minor, Op. 62 (1887) (with applause)
Andante con moto – Non cambiare il tempo - coda
Moscow, May 13, 1964, Conservatory Great Hall
USSR State Symphony Orchestra, Gennady ROZHDESTVENSKY

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In Memoriam JANOS STARKER (1924-2013)

BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ (1890-1959)
CELLO CONCERTO No.1, H.196 (Third version, 1955 Edition)
1. I. Allegro moderato
2. II. Andante moderato
3. III. Allegro

Prague, Live recording, Czech Radio, 19 March 1990 - Publishers: Schott’s Söhne, No.1563, Mainz, 1955
Czech Radio Symphony (SOČR), John Nelson

SERGEI PROKOFIEV (1891-1953)
CELLO CONCERTO in E minor Op.58 (1935)
4. I. Andante - Poco meno mosso (andante assai) - Adagio
5. II. Allegro giusto
6. III. Finale: Allegro moderato - Andante - Allegro vivo

London, 14-17 July 1956

ERNŐ DOHNÁNYI (1877-1860)
7. KONZERTSTÜCK for CELLO and Orchestra in D, Op.12 (1903-4)
Allegro non troppo - Adagio - Allegro non troppo
London 14-17 July 1956, Kingsway Hall
Philharmonia Orchestra, London, Walter Süsskind

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PRD 250 304

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Prokofiev’s Later Years championed by Rostropovich

SONATA FOR CELLO AND PIANO in C, Op.119 (1949) 21:24
1. I. Andante grave – Moderato animato 10:08
2. II. Moderato 04:06
3. III. Allegro, ma non troppo 07:06
Recorded live in the Small Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, 25 February 1964

SYMPHONY-CONCERTO in E minor for cello and orchestra, Op.125 (1952) 35:30
4. I. Andante 09:51
5. II. Allegro giusto 15:50
6. III. Andante con moto. Allegretto 09:37
Recorded live in the Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, 25 February 1964

CONCERTINO for cello and orchestra in G minor, Op.132 17:30
7. I. Andante mosso 07:26
8. II. Andante 05:43
9. III. [allegretto] 04:20
Recorded live in the Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, 13 May 1964

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Mstislav ROSTROPOVICH, cello
(1-3) Alexander DEDYUKHIN, piano
(4-6) USSR Symphony Orchestra
(7-9) USSR Radio & Television Large Symphony Orchestra
Gennadi ROZHDESTVENSKY

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PRD 250 337

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Shostakovich plays... Shostakovich (1955-1957)

CD1
FROM JEWISH FOLK POETRY, op.79 (1948) 24:14
1. I. Lament for A Dead Child / Lamentation sur la mort d’un jeune enfant 02:48
Die Klage über das tote Kind
2. II. The Thoughtful Mother and Aunt / Les petits soins de Maman & Tantine 01:54
Die sorgsame Mutter und Tante
3. III. Lullaby / Berceuse / Wiegenlied 03:21
4. IV. Before a long separation / Avant une longue absence / Vor der langen Trennung 02:48
5. V. A warning / Avertissement / Eine Warnung 01:08
6. VI. The abandoned Father / Le Père abandonné / Der im Stich gelassene Vater 02:08
7. VII. Song of Hardship / La misère / Das Lied über die Not 01:24
8. VIII. Winter / Hiver / Winter 03:10
9. IX. The good life / La belle Vie / Ein gutes Leben 01:19
10. X. Young girl’s song / Chanson de jeune fille / Das Lied eines jungen Mädchen 02:36
11. XI. Happiness / Le Bonheur / Das Glück 01:26
Recorded live in Moscow, 15 January 1955

PIANO CONCERTO No.2 in F major, Op.102 (1957) 16:16
12. I. Allegro 06:12
13. II. Andante 05:09
14. III. Allegro 04:55
Recorded live in Moscow, 10 May 1957

PIANO CONCERTO No.1 in C minor, Op.35 (1933) 21:16
15. I. Allegretto 06:49
16. II. Lento – attacca 05:37
17. III. Moderato – attacca 01:22
18. IV. Allegro con brio 06.40
Recorded live in Moscow, 27 November 1957

19. CONCERTINO FOR TWO PIANOS, in A minor, Op.94 (1954) 08:03
Adagio – Allegretto
Recorded in Moscow Conservatory, 1957

CD 2
PIANO QUINTET in G major, Op.57 (1940) 29:59
1. First movement: Prelude, Lento 04:55
2. Second movement: Fugue, Adagio 12:25
3. Third movement: Scherzo, Allegretto 03:40
4. Fourth movement: Intermezzo, Lento 06:29
5. Fifth movement: Finale, Allegretto 05.58
Recorded live in Moscow, 10 May 1957

CELLO SONATA in D minor, Op.40. (1934) 24:21
6. I. Moderato 10:48
7. II. Moderato con moto 03:06
8. III. Largo 07:59
9. IV. Allegretto 03:28
Recorded live in Moscow Conservatory, 10 May 1957

PRELUDES (4) Op.34, arranged for violin and piano par Dmitry Tsyganov 05:00
10. I. No.10 in C sharp minor 01:47
11. II. No.16 in B fat ininor 01:06
12. III. No.15 in D flat 00:55
13. IV. No.24 in D minor 01:10
Recorded in Moscow Conservatory, 1957

PRELUDES and FUGUES, Op.87 (1950-1) (excerpts) 12:14
14. I. No.5 in D major 03:03
15. II. No.23 in F major 06:09
16. III. No.3 in G major 03:02
Recorded in Moscow, May 1957

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Dmitry Shostakovich, piano
CD1 (1-11) Nina L’volvna Dorliak, Zara Dolukhanova, Alexei Maslennikov
(12-14) Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Gaouk
(15-18) Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Samuel Samossoud, Josif Volovmk, trumpet
(19) Maxim Shostakovich, piano
CD 2 (1-5) The Beethoven Quartet: Dmitry Tsyganov, Vassily Shirinsky, Vadim Borissovsky, Sergei Shirinsky
(6-9) Mstislav Rostropovich, cello
(10-13) Dmitry Tsyganov, violin

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PRD 250 365-366

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Tribute to Gregor Piatigorsky (1903-76)

Johannes BRAHMS 1833-1897

Concerto for Violin, Violoncello and Orchestra in A minor, op.102(1887) 29:59
Konzert für Violine, Violoncello und Orchester a-Moll op.102
Double concerto pour violon, violoncelle et orchestre en la mineur op.102
1. I. Allegro 15:05
2. II. Andante 06:40
3. III. Vivace non troppo 08:00
Recorded in New York, June 1961, Angel

Camille SAINT-SAENS 1835-1921

Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in A minor, op.33 (1887) 19:21
Konzert für Violoncello und Orchester a-Moll op.33
Concerto pour violoncelle et orchestre en la mineur op.33
4. I. Allegro non troppo 05:32
5. II. Allegretto con moto 04:36
6. III.Allegro non troppo 08:57
Recorded in New York, June 1961, Angel

Ernest BLOCH 1880-1959

7. Schelomo, Hebraic Rhapsody for Violoncello and Orchestra (1915-6) 22:06
für Violoncello und Orchester / Pour violoncelle et orchestre
Recorded in Boston, 30 January 1957, Angel

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Gregor PIATIGORSKY cello / Violoncello
(1-3) Nathan MILSTEIN violin / Violine
(1-6) RCA Victor Symphony, Fritz REINER
(7) Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles MUNCH

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PRD 250 368

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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) : The complete works for keyboard and violoncello

CD1

SONATA in F op.5 No.1 / F-Dur / en fa majeur 26:16
1. Adagio sostenuto – Allegro 18:53
2. Rondo. Allegro vivace 07:26

SONATA in G minor op.5 No.2 / g-Moll / en sol mineur 31:17
3. Adagio sostenuto e espressivo - Allegro molto più tosto presto 21:19
4. Rondo. Allegro 10:10

5. SEVEN VARIATIONS on the duet ‘Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen’, WoO 46 11:01 from the opera ‘The Magic Flute’ by Mozart
SIEBEN VARIATIONEN über das Duett „Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen“, WoO 46 aus der Oper „Die Zauberflöte“ von Mozart
SEPT VARIATIONS sur le duo “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen”, WoO 46 extrait de l’opéra “La Flûte enchantée” de Mozart
Thema: Andante - Variation I - Variation II - Variation III - Variation IV
Variation V: Si prenda il tempo un poco più vivace - Variation VI : Adagio
Variation VII : Allegro ma non troppo. Adagio

6. TWELVE VARIATIONS on the Theme ‘Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen’, op.66 11:31 from ‘The Magic Flute’
ZWÖLF VARIATIONEN ÜBER DAS THEMA „Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen“ op.66 aus „Die Zauberflöte“
DOUZE VARIATIONS sur le thème “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen”, op.66 extrait de “La Flûte enchantée”
Thema: Allegretto - Variation I - Variation II - Variation III - Variation IV - Variation V
Variation VI - Variation VII - Variation VIII - Variation IX - Variation X: Adagio
Variation XI: Poco adagio quasi andante - Variation XII : Allegro

CD2

SONATA IN A MAJOR Op.69 / A-Dur / en la majeur 28:27
1. Allegro ma non tanto 13:19
2. Scherzo. Allegro molto 04:58
Adagio cantabile - Allegro vivace 15:08

SONATA IN C MAJOR Op.102 No.1 / C-Dur / en ut majeur 17:01
3. Andante - Allegro vivace 08:42
4. Adagio - Tempo d'Andante - Allegro vivace 08:25

5. SONATA IN D Majeur Op.102 No.2 / D-Dur / en ré majeur 21:37
Allegro con brio 06:30
Adagio con molto sentimento d'affetto 10:49
Allegro - Allegro fugato 03:51

6. TWELVE VARIATIONS on ‘See the conqu’ring hero comes’ 14:07 from the oratorio ‘Judas Macchabaeus’ by Händel, WoO 45
ZWÖLF VARIATIONEN über ein Thema aus dem Oratorium „Judas Maccabäus“ von Händel WoO 45
DOUZE VARIATIONS sur un thème de l’oratorio “Judas Macchabée” de Haendel WoO 45

Thema. Allegretto - Variation I - Variation II - Variation III - Variation IV - Variation V
Variation VI - Variation VII - Variation VIII - Variation IX - Variation X : Allegro
Variation XI: Adagio - Variation XII: Allegro
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Rudolf SERKIN, piano / Klavier
Pablo CASALS, cello / Violoncello / violoncelle

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PRD 250 372

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Zara Nelsova (1918-2002)

EDOUARD LALO (1823-1892)
CELLO CONCERTO in D minor (1877) 28:32
1. I. Prélude : Lento – Allegro maestoso 14:06
2. II. Intermezzo, andantino con moto – Allegro presto – Andantino – Tempo I 06:22
3. III. Introduction, andante – Allegro vivace 08:00
Kingsway Hall London , November 24, 1953
LONDON PHILHARMONIC Orchestra, Sir Adrian BOULT

SAMUEL BARBER (1910-1981)
CELLO CONCERTO, Op.22 (1945) 27:37
4. I. Allegro moderato 11:36
5. II. Andante sostenuto 06:54
6. III. Molto allegro e appassionato trattenuto 09:02
Kingsway Hall London, December 1960
NEWSYMPHONY Orchestra of London, Samuel BARBER

ERNEST BLOCH (1880-1959)
VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS, Symphonic poem for cello and orchestra (1936) 28:08
7. I. Moderato 03:14
8. II. Poco lento 04:38
9. III. Moderato 03:16
10. IV.Adagio, piacevole 05:38
11. V. Poco agitato (cadenza) 04:23
12. VI. Allegro 06:50
Kingsway Hall London, March 3, 1955l
LONDON PHILHARMONIC Orchestra, Ernest ANSERMET

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PRD 250 402

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Jacqueline Du Pré (1945-87) : Unforgotten English Cellist / L’Infante Prodige

JOSEPH HAYDN (1732-1809)
CELLO CONCERTO in C Dur, Hob.VIIb:1(1765) 25:54
1. I. Moderato 09:19
2. II. Adagio 09:34
3. III. Allegro molto 06:42
London, April 17 & 24, 1967, Abbey road’s studio
ENGLISH CHAMBER Orchestra, Daniel BARENBOIM

FREDERICK DELIUS (1862-1934)
4. CELLO CONCERTO. RT VII/7 (1920/1) 24:32
Lento–Con moto tranquillo-Lento-Con moto tranquillo–Allegramente
London, January 12 & 14 1965, Kingsway Hall
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC Orchestra, Sir Malcolm SARGENT

EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934)
CELLO CONCERTO in E minor, op.65 (1919) 30:02
5. I. Adagio - Moderato 07:53
6. II. Lento - Allegro molto 04:25
7. III. Adagio 05:12
8. IV. Allegro, ma non troppo 12:11
London, August 19, 1965, Kingsway Hall
LONDON Symphony Orchestra, Sir John BARBIROLLI
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PRD 250 380

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Zara Nelsova (1918-2002)

SERGEI RACHMANINOV (1873-1943)
CELLO SONATA in G minor, Op.19 (1901) 35:10
1. I. Lento – Allegro moderato 11:01
2. II. Allegro scherzando 06:44
3. III. Andante 06:26
4. IV. Allegro mosso 10:50
London, 4-5 April 1955
Artur BALSAM, piano

MAX REGER (1873-1916)
SUITE No.2 for cello solo, Op.131c (1915) 17:14
5. I. Prélude: Largo 06:40
6 II. Gavotte: Allegretto 02:36
7. III. Largo 06:25
8. IV. Gigue: Vivace 01:33
London, 4-5 April 1955

ZOLTÁN KODÁLY (1882-1967)
SONATA FOR UNACCOMPANIED CELLO, Op.8 (1936) 26:08
9. I. Allegro maestoso ma appassionato 07:47
10. II. Adagio (con gran espressione) 08:21
11. III. Allegro molto vivace 10:00
London, 4-5 April 1955
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PRD 250 411

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CD1 | Pražák Quartet Janáček: String Quartet no.1 ‘Kreutzer Sonata’· String Quartet no.2 ‘Intimate Letters’ - PRD 250 108
CD2 | Pražák Quartet Dvořák: String Quartet no.12 ‘American’ · String Quartet no.14
- PRD 250 136
CD3 | Kocian Quartet · Pražák Quartet · Jiri Hudec · Vaclav Kunt Schulhoff: Chamber Music · Czech Degenerate Music PRD - 250 203
CD4 | Kocian Quartet Smetana: String Quartet no.1 ‘For my Life | Sibelius: String Quartet ‘Voces Intimae’ - PRD 250 257
CD5 | Guarneri Trio Prague Smetana: Piano Trio op.15 | Suk: Trio op.2 · Elegy op.23 | Fišer: Piano Trio - PRD 250 218
CD6 | Kocian Quartet · Ivan Klanski Martinů: Piano Quintets H 229 · H 298 · Piano Quartet H 287 - PRD 250 250
CD7 | Párkányí Quartet Debussy: String Quartet in G minor | Ravel: String Quartet in F major | Bartók: String Quartet no.4, Sz 91 - PRD 250 312
CD8 | Pražák Quartet Shostakovich: String Quartets op.108, op.110 · Piano Quintet op.57 - PRD 250 270
CD9 | Pražák Quartet · Vladimir Bukač · Petr Prause Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht · String Quartet no.4 op.37 - PRD 250 234
CD10| Pražák Quartet Schubert: String Quartet no.13 ‘Rosamunde’ · String Quartet no.14 ‘Der Tod und das Mädchen’ - PRD 250 091
CD11| Pražák Quartet Beethoven: String Quartet op.130 · ’Große Fuge’ op.133 - PRD 250 206
CD12| Pražák Quartet · Pascal Moragues Mozart: Clarinet Quintet K 581 · Kegelstatt-Trio K 498 | Weber: Clarinet Quintet op.34 - PRD 250 307
CD13| Pražák Quartet Haydn: String Quartets op.76 no.4 · op. 76 no.5 ‘Sunrise’ · op.76 no.6 - PRD 250 070
CD14| Pražák Quartet · Pascal Moragues Brahms: String Quartet no.2, op.51 · Clarinet Quintet, op.115 - PRD 250 227
CD15| Zemlinsky Quartet Mendelssohn: String Quartet op.44, no.2 · String Quartet op.80 · Capriccio no.81 no.3 - PRD 250 267
CD16| Leningrad Philharmonic · Yevgeny Mravinsky Bartók: Music for strings, percussion and celesta | Honegger: Symphony no.3 | Stravinsky: Agon - PRD 350 087
CD17| Leningrad Philharmonic · Yevgeny Mravinsky Prokofiev: Symphony no.5 op.100 · Symphony no.6 op.111 - PRD 350 121
CD18 | Svjatoslav Richter · Leningrad Philharmonic · Yevgeny Mravinsky Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no.1 · Symphony no.6 ‘Pathétique’ - PRD 350 069
CD19| Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra · Kirill Kondrashin Shostakovich: Symphony no.13 ‘Babi Yar’ op.113 | Prokofiev: October, op.74 - PRD 350 089
CD20| Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Shostakovich: In the Wake of World War II - PRD 250 319 
CD21| RIAS Sinfonie Orchester · Ferenc Fricsay Bartók: Two Portraits · Dance Suite · Piano Concerto no.2 · Divertimento for string orchestra - PRD 350 108
CD22 The Végh Quartet Bartók: The Complete String Quartets - PRD 250 358
CD23| Václav Neumann · Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Janáček: Amarus, The Cunning Little Vixen, From the house of the dead - PRD 250 308

CD24| Berliner Philharmoniker · Igor Markevitch · Galina Vishnevskaya Mussorgsky: Russian Songs · Pictures at an Exhibition | Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms - PRD 350 096
CD25| Orchestre du Théâtre national de l’Opéra de Paris · Manuel Rosenthal · Orchestre de la Suisse Romande · Ernest Ansermet Debussy: Images · Prélude à l’Après-midi d’un faune · La Boîte à joujoux - PRD 250 093
CD26| Maureen Forrester · Heinz Rehfuss · Felix Prohaska · Ferenc Fricsay In Memoriam Maureen Forrester (Mahler) - PRD 250 313
CD27| Wilhelm Furtwängler · Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Strauss: Don Juan · Tod und
Verklärung · Till Eulenspiegel · Vier Letzte Lieder - PRD 350 100
CD28| David Oistrakh · The Philharmonia · Sir Malcolm Sargent · Orchestre national de la Radiodiffusion française · André Cluytens In Honorem David Oistrakh (Beethoven) - PRD 350 082
CD29| Svjatoslav Richter Beethoven: Piano Sonatas no.23 ‘Appassionata’ · no.17 ‘The Tempest’ · no.18 - PRD 350 066
CD30| Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Chopin: Piano Sonata no.2 · Ballade no.1 · Valse no.17 · Fantaisie in F major - PRD 350 110

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