• Antonio Pappano

    Antonio Pappano: Schumann Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4

    MP3 Album:
    ICA Classics is proud to present the first recordings of Pappano conducting two of Schumann’s most popular symphonies, No.2 in C major op.61 and No.4 in D minor op.120. Symphony No.2 was sketched out in 1845 but its completion was greatly prolonged by nervous exhaustion which some years later was to decline into mental instability. This personal struggle evokes Beethoven, while the tremendous energy in the work recalls Schubert. Symphony No.4 was composed in 1841 but revised in 1851 (the version heard here) and consists of four continuous movements, an innovation at the time.
  • Antonio Pappano

    Antonio Pappano: Elgar Symphony No. 1 & In the South

    MP3 Album:
    Elgar Symphony No.1 in A flat major op.55 & Concert Overture ‘In the South’ op.50 with Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. Recorded live in the Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, 21, 23 & 24 January 2012 (Op.55) & 18 March 2013 (Op.50).
  • A Tribute to Rudolf Barshai (20 CD set)

    A Tribute to Rudolf Barshai

    MP3 Album:
    A 20 CD set in tribute to Russian-born Rudolf Barshai (1924-2010), possibly the most famous viola player of all time. He performed as a soloist and in chamber groups with Shostakovich, Richter, Oistrakh and Rostropovich and later with Kogan and Gilels. He won numerous Soviet and international competitions.
  • Great Symphonies (5 CDs)

    Great Symphonies

    MP3 Album:
    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.
  • Great Italian Operas (6 CDs)

    Great Italian Operas

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    This set features two classic performances from the golden age of the Covent Garden Opera Company and a sparkling Falstaff from the Edinburgh Festival, combining masterworks of Italian opera by Puccini, Verdi and Rossini into one outstanding collection. Carefully remastered and restored, the recordings feature a stellar cast of Italian singers and conductors, including renowned soprano Renata Tebaldi, said by Toscanini to possess ‘the voice of an angel’.
  • Great Choral Classics (5 CDs)

    Great Choral Classics

    MP3 Album:
    WILLIAM STEINBERG BEETHOVEN Missa solemnis – 1973 ICAC 5054 IGOR MARKEVITCH VERDI Messa da Requiem – 1960 ROSSINI Overtures – 1957 ICAC 5068 (2CD) DIMITRI MITROPOULOS BERLIOZ Requiem (Grande Messe des morts) – 1956 ICAC 5075 GENNADI ROZHDESTVENSKY MAHLER Das klagende Lied – 1981 JANÁCEK The Fiddler’s Child – 1979 ICAC 5080
  • Claudio Arrau

    Claudio Arrau

    MP3 Album:
    Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.31 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.32 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.23 (Swedish Radio Studios, Stockholm, 5 April 1960)
  • Otto Klemperer

    Otto Klemperer

    MP3 Album:
    Bach: Suite No.3 BWV 1068/KRSO (Saal 1, Funkhaus, Koln, 17 October 1955) Mozart: Symphony No.29/KRSO (Saal 1, Funkhaus, Koln, 8 February 1954) Beethoven: Symphony No.1/KRSO (Saal 1, Funkhaus, Koln 21 February 1954)
  • Evgeny Svetlanov

    Evgeny Svetlanov

    MP3 Album:
    BRAHMS Symphony No.3 DEBUSSY La Mer London Symphony Orchestra Evgeny Svetlanov ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL, LONDON, 17 APRIL 1975 BONUS CHAUSSON Poème de l’amour et de la mer: La Mort de l’amour – Le Temps des lilas Janet Baker MEZZO-SOPRANO London Symphony Orchestra Evgeny Svetlanov ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL, LONDON, 17 APRIL 1975
  • Leon Fleisher

    Leon Fleisher

    MP3 Album:
    BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.1 Leon Fleisher PIANO Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester André Cluytens SAAL 1, FUNKHAUS, COLOGNE, 7 MARCH 1960 MOZART Piano Concerto No.12 K414 Leon Fleisher PIANO Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester Georg Ludwig Jochum SAAL 1, FUNKHAUS, COLOGNE, 25 MARCH 1957
  • Rudolf Kempe

    Rudolf Kempe

    MP3 Album:
    Mahler Symphony No.4 Wagner Parsifal - Prelude Mendelssohn Ruy Blas Overture Joan Alexander BBC Symphony Orchestra London Symphony Orchestra
  • Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

    Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

    MP3 Album:
    Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 Janáček Taras Bulba BBC Symphony Orchestra