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  • Quick-View Arthur Rubinstein
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    Arthur Rubinstein

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    Arthur Rubinstein requires no introduction - he was one of the greatest and most distinguished pianists of the 20th century with a large...
  • Quick-View Borodin Quartet
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    Borodin Quartet

    £ 16.50

    Described as ‘the quartet world’s most distinguished ensemble’, the Borodin Quartet celebrated its 65th anniversary with a sold out...
  • Quick-View Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra
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    Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra

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    Munch gave extensive performances of Brahms’ symphonies 1 and 2 during his time at the Boston Symphony, particularly during the...
  • Quick-View David Oistrakh
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    David Oistrakh

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    The first two performances on this DVD feature David Oistrakh in one of his favourite performing partnerships, with his son, violinist...
  • Quick-View Emil Gilels
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    Emil Gilels

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    The great Russian pianist Emil Gilels is regarded by many as one of the most significant pianists of the 20th century and is universally...
  • Quick-View Evgeny Svetlanov
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    Evgeny Svetlanov

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    ICA Classics have already released four CDs of the great Russian conductor Evgeny Svetlanov in Russian music comprising Tchaikovsky,...
  • Quick-View Garrick Ohlsson
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    Garrick Ohlsson

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    The winner of the 1970 Chopin Piano Competition, and one of the leading exponents of Chopin’s works, Ohlsson displays brilliance and...
  • Quick-View Géza Anda
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    Géza Anda

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    Hungarian-born Géza Anda (1921–1976) was described by the conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler as ‘a troubadour of the piano’ whose early death...
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    Great Pianists Box Set (5 CDs)

    £ 24.99

    The intellectual Claudio Arrau, the poetry of Shura Cherkassky, the coruscating brilliance of Georges Cziffra and the classical mystery...
  • Quick-View Great Symphonies (5 CDs)

    Great Symphonies (5 CDs)

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    Beethoven’s Ninth and Mendelssohn’s “Italian” are two of the great symphonies to appear in this collection, which also features works by...
  • Quick-View Julius Katchen
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    Julius Katchen

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    The American pianist Julius Katchen was a child prodigy who at age 11 performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Ormandy. In 1946...
  • Quick-View Klaus Tennstedt
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    Klaus Tennstedt

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    These two performances featuring Klaus Tennstedt (1926–1998) and the Stuttgart RSO were separated by only forty-one months, and yet...
  • Quick-View Otto Klemperer
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    Otto Klemperer

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    Klemperer's conducting of the Brahms's Requiem, one of the cornerstones of the choral repertoire, achieves true greatness. Gramophone...
  • Quick-View Rudolf Kempe
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    Rudolf Kempe

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    This valuable release represents the second ever DVD featuring Rudolf Kempe, the first having been released on ICA Classics to great...
  • Quick-View Sir Adrian Boult
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    Sir Adrian Boult

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    One of the great British conductors of the 20th century, Sir Adrian Boult studied under the legendary Arthur Nikisch in Berlin, which...
  • Quick-View Sir Adrian Boult
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    Sir Adrian Boult

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    Sir Adrian Boult studied under Arthur Nikisch in Berlin, which certainly contributed to his outstanding interpretations of Brahms’s...
  • Quick-View Sir Adrian Boult
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    Sir Adrian Boult

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    Just prior to the Second World War, Sir Adrian Boult (1889–1983) single-handedly built the BBC Symphony Orchestra into a world-renowned...
  • Quick-View Sir Georg Solti / Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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    Sir Georg Solti / Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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    Recorded in 1971, the film on this DVD shows the CSO in their first ever concert outside America. As Solti himself explains in the bonus...
  • Quick-View Yuri Bashmet
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    Yuri Bashmet

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    Yuri Bashmet is one of the greatest viola players of our time, featured here as an equally impressive conductor of the Novaya Rossiya...
  1. Arthur Rubinstein
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    Arthur Rubinstein

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    Arthur Rubinstein requires no introduction - he was one of the greatest and most distinguished pianists of the 20th century with a large discography. These rare performances have an historical importance in that after 1914, Rubinstein never played in Germany again and therefore to have him with a German orchestra (KRSO) in Zurich in 1966 was a very rare event. Rubinstein caught live in 1966 rather than in the studio brings a much greater spontaneity in the Brahms, which is beautifully and excitingly performed. These performances have never been issued before.More details

  2. Borodin Quartet
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    Borodin Quartet

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    Described as ‘the quartet world’s most distinguished ensemble’, the Borodin Quartet celebrated its 65th anniversary with a sold out concert at the Wigmore Hall, London, a week before this live recording from the Cité de la Musique in Paris. Following the performance the Financial Times wrote that ‘today’s Borodin Quartet has lost nothing of its old authority.’ The quartet plays with warmth, commitment and obvious enjoyment.The ICA Classics Live series features performances from ICA’s own artists recorded in prestigious venues around the world. The majority of the recordings are enjoying their first commercial release.More details

  3. Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra
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    Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra

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    Munch gave extensive performances of Brahms’ symphonies 1 and 2 during his time at the Boston Symphony, particularly during the orchestra’s many national and international tours. His readings of both works exhibit his characteristic energy and enthusiasm, which, coupled with the BSO’s distinctive sound, makes for a captivating DVD. The ICA Classics Legacy series represents an historic account of performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. This DVD features some of the earliest televised concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and their Music Director, Charles Munch.   While the material has been restored using the greatest care and state-of-the-art techniques, certain visual artefacts and distortions remain in some instances due to the age of the film. Despite this, it remains of exceptional musical interest and historic value and is released here for the first time on DVD.More details

  4. David Oistrakh
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    David Oistrakh

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    The first two performances on this DVD feature David Oistrakh in one of his favourite performing partnerships, with his son, violinist Igor Oistrakh. The Bach concerto for two violins formed the duo’s first foreign engagement whilst the Mozart was performed two years later in a sell-out performance at the Royal Albert Hall. Kirill Kondrashin, one of Oistrakh’s preferred conductors, directs the Brahms concerto, which has all the warmth and confidence one would expect from a classic Oistrakh recording. The ICA Classics Legacy series presents a collection of historic performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. These performances are released on DVD for the first time, incorporating rare archive footage that has been expertly and lovingly restored.More details

  5. Emil Gilels
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    Emil Gilels

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    The great Russian pianist Emil Gilels is regarded by many as one of the most significant pianists of the 20th century and is universally admired for his superb technical control and burnished tone. His interpretations of the central German-Austrian classics formed the core of his repertoire, in particular Beethoven, Brahms and Schumann as well as 20th-century music like Debussy, Bartók and Prokofiev. The 'live' magisterial performance of Brahms Piano Concerto No.2 dates from 1971when Gilels was at his peak, prior to his studio performance with Jochum. The live recital dates from 1974 and features vibrant performances of Debussy and Prokofiev, all particular favourites of the pianist. Recoded in brilliant stereo, these WDR sourced performances have never been released before. Previous live recordings of Gilels on ICA Classics have been Beethoven Piano Concertos Nos. 1& 3 (ICAC 5000) and Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 &... More details

  6. Evgeny Svetlanov
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    Evgeny Svetlanov

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    ICA Classics have already released four CDs of the great Russian conductor Evgeny Svetlanov in Russian music comprising Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov and Shostakovich. He was also a masterly conductor of non Russian composers of the late romantic era including  Bruckner, Elgar, Mahler as well as Brahms and Debussy, two composers he performed quite regularly throughout his career. This  gripping 1975 concert with the LSO  is recorded in brilliant stereo and has never been available before. The bonus consists of Dame Janet Baker's wonderful singing of the final song from Chausson's Poeme de l'amour et de la mer;  'La Mort de l'amour - Le Temps des lilas'. It derives from the same concert and was previously issued on BBC Legends. More details

  7. Garrick Ohlsson
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    Garrick Ohlsson

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    The winner of the 1970 Chopin Piano Competition, and one of the leading exponents of Chopin’s works, Ohlsson displays brilliance and depth of feeling in this recital performance, filmed only four years after he won first prize. He demonstrates both subtlety and warmth of sound in his performance of the Brahms Concerto, where his technical mastery is also evident. This DVD features exhilarating and spontaneous interpretations from a true master of the piano. The ICA Classics Legacy series presents a collection of historic performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. These performances are released on DVD for the first time, incorporating rare archive footage that has been expertly and lovingly restored.More details

  8. Géza Anda
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    Géza Anda

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    Hungarian-born Géza Anda (1921–1976) was described by the conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler as ‘a troubadour of the piano’ whose early death robbed the world of one of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century. This spine-tingling account of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1 has never been issued before. It is a ‘live’ studio recording from 1958 with the Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra accompanied by Georg Solti, a fellow Hungarian, and the performance generates enormous electricity between the two artists. The live recording from 1954 of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.2 conducted by Otto Klemperer has been newly remastered and is released for the first time on CD. The live recording from 1954 of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.2 conducted by Otto Klemperer has been issued before but it has been newly remastered for this release. It qualifies for a re-release on the basis that it is one the most recommendable versions of the work and should... More details

  9. Great Pianists Box Set (5 CDs)

    Great Pianists Box Set (5 CDs)

    £ 24.99

    The intellectual Claudio Arrau, the poetry of Shura Cherkassky, the coruscating brilliance of Georges Cziffra and the classical mystery of Emil Gilels and Julius Katchen are combined in this set, featuring legendary performances of Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Grieg, Liszt and Tchaikovsky concertos. Release Date: 30th September 2013 More details

  10. Great Symphonies (5 CDs)

    Great Symphonies (5 CDs)

    £ 24.99

    Beethoven’s Ninth and Mendelssohn’s “Italian” are two of the great symphonies to appear in this collection, which also features works by Tchaikovsky, Schumann and Brahms, among others. With renowned conductors including Sir Adrian Boult and Gennadi Rozhdestvensky at the helm, these expertly remastered recordings represent an excellent addition to any symphony-lover’s collection. More details

  11. Julius Katchen
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    Julius Katchen

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    The American pianist Julius Katchen was a child prodigy who at age 11 performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Ormandy. In 1946 Katchen toured Europe, settling in Paris in late 1947 and became a frequent performer on the European concert platform. Katchen made a major study of Brahms during his career and this 1967 live broadcast of Brahms Piano Concerto No.1, with the distinguished German conductor Rudolf Kempe, reflects his deep understanding of this composer. This recording gives the collector the rare opportunity of hearing Katchen ‘live’ in comparison to his studio account made much earlier in 1959.More details

  12. Klaus Tennstedt
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    Klaus Tennstedt

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    These two performances featuring Klaus Tennstedt (1926–1998) and the Stuttgart RSO were separated by only forty-one months, and yet Tennstedt’s life changed dramatically during this short period. In 1971 he escaped from the German Democratic Republic, and by 1976 he was established in both Europe and in the United States as a master of the core Austro-German repertoire. The Martinů is a new addition to Tennstedt’s discography, highlighting the work of this lesser-known but very important composer (a set of the complete Martinů Symphonies won a Gramophone Award in 2012). The live 1976 concert performance from Göppingen of Brahms’s Symphony No.1 demonstrates Tennstedt’s great affinity with this symphony in a dramatic and urgent reading. This is the first release of this material outside Japan. This recording marks a new and exciting relationship between ICA Classics and the SWR in Stuttgart. More details

  13. Otto Klemperer
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    Otto Klemperer

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    Klemperer's conducting of the Brahms's Requiem, one of the cornerstones of the choral repertoire, achieves true greatness. Gramophone Magazine said of his 1961 recording, ' a conductor who's rugged feeling for the music pays colossal dividends' sums up this 1956 account. Both Elisabeth Grummer (soprano) and Herman Prey (baritone) were internationally renowned and highly respected. This live studio recording from the WDR in Cologne has never been issued before. More details

  14. Rudolf Kempe
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    Rudolf Kempe

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    This valuable release represents the second ever DVD featuring Rudolf Kempe, the first having been released on ICA Classics to great acclaim in 2011. Released 4th November 2013. More details

  15. Sir Adrian Boult
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    Sir Adrian Boult

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    One of the great British conductors of the 20th century, Sir Adrian Boult studied under the legendary Arthur Nikisch in Berlin, which makes his Brahms’s interpretations so special. This fiery 1976 stereo broadcast of Brahms Symphony No.1 is the only authorised live account available. The broadcast of Elgar’s Enigma Variations from the Royal Albert Hall in 1971 features the alternative organ part played by George Thalben-Ball, one of the most celebrated organists of his time. The CD also includes interview material with Boult on the occasion of his 85th birthday. More details

  16. Sir Adrian Boult
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    Sir Adrian Boult

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    Sir Adrian Boult studied under Arthur Nikisch in Berlin, which certainly contributed to his outstanding interpretations of Brahms’s works. Similarly his friendship with Sir Edward Elgar ensured his interpretations of the composer were unquestionably authoritative. The Proms performance of Brahms’ Symphony No.3 from 1977 is in superb stereo, representing Boult in his 'golden years'. Martin Cotton, in his booklet essay, notes that the 1976 Proms stereo recording of Elgar's Symphony No.1- 'is completely astonishing', Boult giving arguably his greatest performance of the work. These recordings have never been issued before and the CD represents stunning value at more than 81 minutes long.More details

  17. Sir Adrian Boult
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    Sir Adrian Boult

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    Just prior to the Second World War, Sir Adrian Boult (1889–1983) single-handedly built the BBC Symphony Orchestra into a world-renowned ensemble that attracted such artists as Arturo Toscanini, Serge Koussevitzky and Bruno Walter to conduct it. After retiring from the BBCSO in 1950, Boult became chief conductor of the London Philharmonic until 1957. The live 1975 Proms performance of Brahms’s Symphony No.4 has never been issued before. It has been recorded in stereo and fully captures the ‘Indian summer’ that Boult enjoyed at the Proms and in the studio with EMI at this time. The Mendelssohn Symphony No.4 was recorded live in stereo and has never been issued before. More details

  18. Sir Georg Solti / Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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    Sir Georg Solti / Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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    Recorded in 1971, the film on this DVD shows the CSO in their first ever concert outside America. As Solti himself explains in the bonus included on this DVD, the CSO masters in German repertoire, to which they bring the American virtuosity. Solti summons tremendous power, elegance and clarity from the Orchestra and their subsequent performances of Brahms’s First Symphony have been praised for their ‘dignity, energy and splendour’, which led critic William Mann to write: ‘I am tempted to describe it as the United States’ most completely accomplished orchestra’. More details

  19. Yuri Bashmet
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    Yuri Bashmet

    £ 9.99

    Yuri Bashmet is one of the greatest viola players of our time, featured here as an equally impressive conductor of the Novaya Rossiya State Symphony Orchestra, an ensemble that has been conducted by the likes of Vladimir Ashkenazy and Valery Gergiev. Bashmet became Chief Conductor of the orchestra in 2002. With ‘razor-sharp performances’ (David Nice), Bashmet has been compared to Mravinsky in his dynamic and fresh approach to these three core symphonic works. More details

 

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