Regis Records June 2011 New Releases

Please find attached (and outlined below) details of the June Releases from Regis Records. If you would like a review copy of any titles, please respond before 15th June and they will be sent out within a few days. The PDF attachment features the front cover visuals.

 

Dinu Lipatti

The Solo Recordings

RRC1370 [Bar code 5055031313709]

UK Dealer Price – £2.70

Lipatti’s recorded legacy is small. Regis presents a selection of his recordings for EMI which best display this iconic pianist’s artistic diversity. Included are sonatas by Scarlatti, Mozart, Chopin and his compatriot Enescu and extracts from Brahms’ Waltzes Op.39 with Nadia Boulanger. 70 minutes + at super budget price.

‘To his wife he [Lipatti] said, “You see, it is not enough to be a great composer. To write music like that you must be a chosen instrument of God.” By the same light we may say that it is not enough to be a great pianist: to play as Lipatti played you must be a chosen instrument of God. God lent the world His chosen instrument who we called Dinu Lipatti for too brief a space.’ Walter Legge

 

Richard Strauss: Don Quixote/till Eulenspiegel

Kempe/Berlin Philharmonic

RRC1371 [Bar code 5055031313716]

UK Dealer Price – £2.70

Rudolf Kempe’s excellent reputation as a conductor of Richard Strauss is justly deserved. In this recording, he is joined by the inimitable Paul Tortelier in Strauss’ whimsical Don Quixote. He conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in a superb recording of Till Eulenspiegel lustige Streiche and the CD also features the same orchestra in an unjustly neglected performance of Don Juan conducted by Fritz Lehmann.

‘This is one of the great classics of the gramophone……….. Highly recommended.’  Gramophone of Don Quixote and Till Eulenspiegel

 

Verdi: Requiem

Toscanini/NBC Symphony

RRC1372 [Bar code 5055031313723]

UK Dealer Price – £2.70

The legendary Toscanini performance of the Verdi Requiem from 1951 is currently available only as part of a large box set. Regis presents this electrifying performance as a single, super budget CD.

‘Toscanini’s account of the Requiem brings a supreme performance, searingly intense. The opening of the Dies Irae has never been so hair-raising …………….. And rarely has the chorus shone so brightly in this work on record, while the soloists are near-ideal, a vintage team.’ Penguin Guide

 

Sviatoslav Richter plays Mussorgsky & Prokofiev

RRC1373  [Bar code 5055031313730]

UK Dealer Price – £2.70

Sviatoslav Richter gives idiomatic studio performances of Mussorgsky and Prokofiev. The first piano concerto features the Prague Symphony Orchestra conducted by Karel Ancerl. 70 minutes + at super budget price.

‘This is a real knock-out of a performance.’ Gramophone of Mussorgsky ‘Richter, it need hardly be said, plays all this music gloriously well.’ Gramophone of Prokofiev Sonata

 

Great British Sopranos

RRC1374 [Bar code 5055031313747]

UK Dealer Price – £2.70

Regis presents a selection of pre-war performances by Great British sopranos in repertoire which secured their reputation. Familiar figures such as Maggie Teyte, Isobel Baillie, Margaret Sheridan and Eva Turner feature alongside less well known artists – Mary Garden, Elsie Suddaby, Miriam Licette, Joan Cross, Dora Labette, Gwen Catley and Agnes Nicholls.  70 minutes + at super budget price.

 

Richard Lewis – Great Welsh Tenor

RRC1375 [Bar code 5055031313754]

UK Dealer Price – £2.70

Richard Lewis was one of the most successful British tenors of his generation who enjoyed a truly international career. He had a particular affinity with Handel and Elgar and while he made numerous ensemble recordings, his solo output was relatively small. Regis presents two LP recordings on one CD – Handel Arias and Folksongs of the British Isles – the only recital disc of Richard Lewis available in today’s market. 70 minutes + at super budget price.

 

The Hoffnung Music Festival Concer

FRC6142  [Bar code 5055031361427]

UK Dealer Price – £2.20

Regis’ disc of Gerard Hoffnung features the two LP recordings for which he is most renowned: the 1956 concert at the Royal Festival Hall, The Hoffnung Music Festival Concert (featuring Malcolm Arnold, Dennis Brain, Norman del Mar and Gordon Jacob) and his 1958 address to the Oxford Union which features the famous Bricklayer’s Lament.  A single CD at super budget price.

 

Rubinstein Plays Chopin

RRC6010 [Bar code 5055031360109]

UK Dealer Price – £8.50

Regis presents a 6 CD box of Chopin’s piano works played by their greatest ever exponent, Artur Rubinstein. The box includes classic recordings of the Ballades, Scherzi, Nocturnes, Mazurkas, Preludes, Waltzes and Polonaises at an incredible price. An indispensible set for lovers of Chopin and piano music in general.  ‘One of the greatest pianists of the century ….. a Chopinist ….. without peer.’ New York Times

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