Pristine Audio

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Britten: Noye’s Fludde (Pristine Audio)

Fine historical performances indispensable to any Britten collection [WH]

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Puccini: Turandot (Pristine Audio)

Not an ‘icon’ perhaps, but unmissable for admirers of Callas and Puccini [WH]

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Verdi: Falstaff (Pristine Audio)

Pristine revitalises another indispensable gramophone classic but the improvement over the RCA issue is only marginal [RMo]

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Haydn & Mozart: Symphonies (Pristine Classical)

Horenstein’s Haydn and Mozart pack quite a punch [MG]

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Eugene Goossens – Cincinnati Symphony Vol 2 (Pristine Audio)

More pluses and some minuses with Goossens in Cincinnati [JW]

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Donizetti: La Favorita (Pristine Audio)

Donizetti sung boldly, but not always stylishly [MP]

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Fritz Busch (conductor) In Stockholm (Pristine Audio)

Unusual Busch late-life survivals from Swedish Radio archives [RB]

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Eugene Goossens – Cincinnati Symphony Vol 2 (Pristine Audio)

So-so Stravinsky, nervous hyper-fast Schumann and masterly Tchaikovsky [RB]

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Britten: Noye’s Fludde (Pristine Audio)

Two world première Britten recordings remastered by Pristine make an enticing offering [PCG]

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Willem Mengelberg (conductor) Concertgebouw Telefunken Recordings Vol. 3 (Pristine Audio)

Another first-rate addition to Pristine’s Mengelberg Telefunken series [PSt]

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Brahms: Chamber Works (Pristine Audio)

The pre-war Budapest Quartet triumphs in Brahms [JW]

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Frederick Stock (conductor) Chicago Symphony Vol. 2 (Pristine Audio)

Frederick Stock and his Chicago forces excel in major repertory [JW]

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Fritz Busch (conductor) In Stockholm (Pristine Audio)

An unusual compilation featuring some highly energised and engaging music-making [RMo]

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Gluck: Alceste (Pristine Audio)

A fine transfer of Flagstad’s farewell to the Metropolitan in a performance of great dignity [RMo]

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Puccini: Manon Lescaut (Pristine Audio)

A gramophone stereo classic from the 50s is given yet more lustre by this splendid remastering [RMo]

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Frederick Stock (conductor) Chicago Symphony Vol. 2 (Pristine Audio)

Schumann and Tchaikovsky symphonies by Stock’s Chicago Symphony make this historic release memorable [GT]

Verdi: Aïda (Pristine Audio)

In vocal terms this is arguably the finest complete recording of Aïda in the catalogue, in a sterling new transfer [MP]

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Puccini: Turandot (Pristine Audio)

Revitalised sound permits us to re-appreciate the manifest virtues of this recording, despite its flaws [RMo]

Donizetti: La favorita (Pristine Audio)

Superbly remastered, a second-rank Donizetti opera blighted by Poggi’s unattractive contribution [RMo]

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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]