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A superb range of classical recordings for the connoisseur of fine music, focusing on the smaller classical labels, to bring you unusual, interesting and often hard-to-find recordings. We have a special focus on historical recordings, particularly those of the great singers, pianists and conductors of the past.
Featured Release - Mattia Battistini - The Complete Recordings
Mattia Battistini is unique among baritones. Battistini was born in 1856 and sang in the tradition of Tamburini, Ronconi, and Cotogni. Due to an exceedingly long career the zenith of which coincided with the invention of the gramophone, we can enjoy a rare glimpse into a bygone era of baritone-singing, especially since Battistini was still singing beautifully well into his sixties.
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Featured Release - Jorge Bolet - Connoisseur Selection
Cuban pianist Jorge Bolet (1914-1990) was singled out by Arthur Rubinstein in 1938, aged 24. He went on to become one of greats, as demonstrated by this 6Cd box set. The set includes many rarities, and showcases Bolet at his spontaneous best.