BBC Legends Vol.3

ICA Classics, via its long-term contract with BBC Worldwide, are proud to release a third volume of the best-selling BBC Legends box, featuring 20 CDs of some of the greatest artists of the 20th century. Volume one was released in 2013 comprising 20 CDs taken from the critically acclaimed BBC Legends catalogue which has been unavailable since 2010. The second volume was released in 2017 and is now out of print.

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Release Date: 4th Nov 2022

Reviews of the BBC Legends series when it was released in 1998 were outstanding: ‘The high standard of musical performances in these releases is mirrored in their scrupulous documentation and presentation… the engineering and sound of these recordings, despite their ages, is uniformly clear and sympathetic. The result is an unqualified success.’ (Gramophone Magazine)

‘In der Tat sind es legendäre Aufnahmen, die hier im exzellenten Remastering und versehen mit Textbeitragen vorgelegt werden.’ (Klassik Heute)

‘Un véritable effet coup de poing, toute la magie du direct.’ (Télérama)

‘Für musikalische Schatzgräber erfüllte sich zweifellos einer der großen Jäger- und Sammlerträume…’
(Fono Forum)

The artists include Sir John Barbirolli in his final concert, Sena Jurinac’s dedicated sincerity in Strauss’s Vier letzte Lieder, Mstislav Rostropovich playing Elgar’s Cello Concerto and Klaus Tennstedt’s incandescent account of Beethoven’s ‘Choral’ Symphony together with Karl Böhm, Benjamin Britten, Emil Gilels, Jascha Horenstein, Eugen Jochum, Wilhelm Kempff, Christa Ludwig, Sviatoslav Richter, Rudolf Serkin, Leopold Stokowski, Evgeny Svetlanov, and many more.

A beautifully packaged clamshell box with individual wallets for each artist with full details of tracks, dates and venues.