This week we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Richard Wagner’s opera “Tristan & Isolde” which premiered at the Königliches Hof- und Nationaltheater in Munich on 10 June 1865. It is certainly Wagner’s most audacious score, famous for its overture and the closing Liebestod, and recounts the Celtic legend of the tragic love of Tristan and Isolde. On the occasion of this event, we look back on our extensive recording history of this important opera work. Listen to a selection of pieces from this opera taken from different recordings and explore this powerful music.
Still much missed by many in the concert hall and the studio, we are happy to announce a new album featuring Claudio Abbado and his beloved Orchestra Mozart. In September 2011, they recorded Schubert’s The “Great” C major Symphony which is now released this month. The album proves that Schubert remained one of Abbado’s favourite composers throughout his life.
The Who fans will love these news! As a leading icon of the British music revolution of the 1960s, Pete Townshend made his name as the guitarist of The Who. Now, at almost 70 years old, Townshend has created a classical version of one of The Who’s landmark albums – Quadrophenia. The album is now available worldwide!
Classic Quadrophenia was recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in October 2014 at London’s legendary Air Studios, conducted by Robert Ziegler, and features popular British tenor Alfie Boe on vocals, with Townshend himself on electric guitar and performing cameo vocal roles.
On 70 CDs “KARAJAN – THE OPERA RECORDINGS” features the 14 operas Karajan recorded for our label – from “Carmen” to “Parsifal“, from “The Merry Widow” to “Rosenkavalier“, from Mozart to Puccini. And, of course, the complete “Ring“.
An album of love, passion and humanity! Pablo Heras-Casado and the Balthasar-Neumann-Chor & Ensemble present relaxing and heavenly music from the early 17th century for choir and small ensemble by Jacob, Hieronymus and Michael Praetorius.
Music enthusiasts love vinyl! That’s why we have decided to release four more milestone recordings from the past on LP including artists like Claudio Abbado, Itzhak Perlman, Zubin Mehta & Rafael Kubelik.
Have you visited our new store yet? We now offer HD downloads, luxurious box sets, vinyls and more. Take a look and receive a 10% discount on our “Schumann – Complete Symphonies” box featuring John Eliot Gardiner. Just use the voucher code schumann10 during the check out process to redeem your discount.