Karl Böhm, directing one of his favorite orchestras, gives us a definitive reading of a work that he had championed for decades.
This venerable version of Handel’s magnificent Messiah has been well remastered and, as a performance, is one of the best ever recorded.
Gounod’s Faust receives serious reconceptualization from Des McAnuff and topflight performances from its lead singers and conductor
One of the best ever recordings of Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand” this Blu-ray Audio disc from Decca gives listeners a great experience
A towering performance of Verdi’s chorale masterpiece, the only flaw is the “halo” that enfolds maestro Barenboim on occasion and some motion artifact.
Star soprano Renee Fleming gives us her first Ariadne in this 2012 Baden-Baden production led by top conductor Christian Thielemann. Supported by a strong cast and superb recording properties, this is a great watch if not the definitive performance of this delightful work.