Pristine Audio

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Joseph Szigeti (violin) European Columbia Recordings Vol. 3 (Pristine Audio)

Concertos and duos from Szigeti’s peak [JW]

Verdi: Aïda (Pristine Audio)

A superlative transfer of an Aida which should be in every serious opera collection [PSt]

Sibelius: Symphonies 5-7 (Pristine Audio)

The finest Fifth I know, and an excellent Sixth and Seventh, all given a new lease of life by Pristine as XR Remastered Ambient Stereo [RMo]

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Bruckner: Symphony 9 (Pristine Audio)

Van Beinum’s flexible way with this music will appeal to those who also esteem Jochum in Bruckner but there are too many flaws [RMo]

Fabien Sevitzky (conductor) The Indianapolis Symphony Vol. 6 (Pristine Audio)

The final release in the Sevitzky-Indianapolis series ends in a celebration of the dance [JW]

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Julius Prüwer (conductor) Forgotten Maestro (Pristine Audio)

A welcome restoration of the recordings of a largely overlooked German conductor [JW]

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Verdi: Aida (Pristine Audio)

Pristine’s typically successful remastering into Ambient Stereo helps appreciate afresh the virtues of this classic recording [RMo]

Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (Pristine Audio)

Pristine delivers this classic Barbiere in an airy and better-balanced revision, free of hiss and noise [MZ]

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Mozart: Cosi fan tutte (Pristine Audio)

A glorious documentation of the high standards of the ensemble at the Royal Stockholm Opera more than 80 years ago [GF]

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Vaughan Williams: Symphonies 6 & 9 (Pristine)

Pristine remastering of the first Boult cycle of Vaughan Williams symphonies reaches a triumphant conclusion [PCG]

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Vaughan Williams: Extravaganza (Pristine)

Enlightening recordings by Boult of Vaughan Williams’ folk song suites and dance music [GT]

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Sir Adrian Boult: BBC SO Pre-war Vol. 1 (Pristine)

An very fine release of Boult’s early recordings of Bach and Viennese masters [GT]

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Verdi: Aïda (Pristine)

Pristine illuminates afresh a vintage account of a perennial favourite, always very listenable but now even better [RMo]

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Julius Prüwer (conductor) Forgotten maestro (Pristine)

A welcome to a neglected conductor from the early electrical recording period in Berlin [GT]

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Vaughan Williams: Symphonies 7 & 8 (Pristine)

Another triumph for Pristine’s re-masterings of the Boult/Decca cycle [PCG]