Hip-O Select’s 2010 double-disc set Sweet Dreams: The Complete Decca Masters (1960-1963) gathers all of the 51 master takes Patsy Cline recorded with Owen Bradley after she left 4 Star Records for Decca in 1960, running right until her tragic death in 1963. This is the first time all these master takes have been issued in a complete set, which is hard to believe because they form the core of Cline’s legacy. Patsy had been recording frequently since 1954 when she first signed a deal with 4 Star, but the label’s president, Bill McCall, insisted that she only recorded songs for which he owned the publishing rights, a restrictive deal that resulted in only one hit, the classic career-making “Walkin’ After Midnight.”
A wonderful performance of Mahler's 4th Symphony conducted by Iván Fischer featuring Swedish soprano Miah Persson. "There is a unique purity and transparency in Mahler's 4th Symphony. The enchanting sleigh bells take us to his inner child, to his dreams of angels, fairy tales, angst and pure, divine love. This child-like symphony needed a different orchestra: no dark tuba, no heavy trombones, no large arsenal of massive brass. A chamber orchestra in fact, where the clarinets act as mock trumpets, the solo violin tunes his strings sharper in order to scare us and the lightness of the whole orchestra lifts us up to his lovely, childish vision of paradise."
Conductor Ivan Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra give an enchanting performance of Beethoven's together with works from Weber, Rossini and Wilms.
François Chaplin performs the complete set of Chopin's nocturnes on a Grand piano de concert Yamaha
François Chaplin was noticed by the critics and the audience with a complete recording of Debussy's piano pieces released by Arion between 2000 & 2005 "With what is needed of distance, distinction and of calm ecstasy for the essentially aristocratic art of Claude de France… a complete recording which will mark the recent debussy discography." Gilles Macassar Télérama 2005.
…Bach's Mass in B Minor is undoubtedly his most spectacular choral work and the Dunedin Consort's soloist-led performance enables a level of clarity and expression that is not traditionally a feature of modern choral performance…