Sony Great Performances

Sony Great Performances
 

Sony resurrected the Great Performances moniker in a few guises. The Great Performances releases follow the Newspaper headline format from the CBS series in the 1980s, while the Sony Classical Great Performances uses the original artwork reduced with an orange header.

The GP Releases are for the most part different performances that the original 1980s set, so this is a great series to get. Sony dispensed with the Volume numbers on the new versions, and it seems that the Newspaper cover series has been abandoned as far as new releases, opting for the original cover format. I think that the Newspaper releases were a Tower Records exclusive when first released, and were issued as regular releases after a year or two.

 

Baroque Music for Trumpets


Concertos by Vivaldi, Telemann, Haydn, Telemann

Marsalis / Leppard: English Chamber Orchestra

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Brahms: A German Requiem


Ileana Cotrubas, Hermann Prey
Maazel: New Philharmonia Orchestra

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Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) - New Philharmonia Orchestra, New Philharmonia Chorus & Lorin Maazel

Elgar: Cello Concerto / Enigma Variations


Du Pre / Barenboim: Philadelphia Orchestra

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Sony Great Performances release:Great Performances - Elgar: Cello Concerto, Enigma Variations, Pomp and Circumstance Marches No. 1 & 4 - Jacqueline du Pr & The Philadelphia Orchestra

Grieg / Schumann: Piano Concertos


Grieg: Concerto in A minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 16
Schumann : Concerto in A minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 54

Fleisher / Szell: Cleveland Orchestra

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Grieg and Schumann: Piano Concertos - Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell & Leon Fleisher

Haydn: Piano Sonatas Nos. 33, 38, 58, 60

Emanuel Ax

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Haydn: Sonatas Nos. 33, 38, 58, 60 - Emanuel Ax[Original Cover]

Bernard Herrmann: The Film Scores


The Man Who Knew Too Much
Psycho / Marnie / Vertigo
Torn Curtain
Fahrenheit 451
Taxi Driver

Salonen: Los Angeles Philharmonic

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Herrmann: The Film Scores - Esa-Pekka Salonen & Los Angeles Philharmonic

Schumann: Piano Works


Schumann: Davidsbundlertanze / Fantasiestucke

Murray Perahia

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Marsalis: Trumpet Concertos


Concertos by Haydn, Hummel and L. Mozart

Marsalis / Leppard: National Philharmonic Orchestra

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Haydn, Hummel, L. Mozart: Trumpet Concertos - National Philharmonic Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis & Raymond Leppard

Boulez Conducts Ravel


Ravel: Bolero / La Valse / Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2

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Boulez Conducts Ravel (Bolro, la Valse, Rapsodie Espagnole, Alborada del Gracioso, Daphnis Et Chlo Suite No. 2) - Pierre Boulez, Cleveland Orchestra & New York Philharmonic

The Antiphonal Music of Gabrieli

Cleveland Brass Ensemble
Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Chicago Brass Ensemble
E. Power Biggs

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The Antiphonal Music of Gabrieli - E. Power Biggs, The Cleveland Brass Ensemble, The Philadelphia Brass Ensemble, The Chicago Brass Ensemble & The New England Brass Ensemble

Strauss: Four Last Songs

Kiri Te Kanawa / Davis: London Symphony Orchestra

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Richard Strauss: Four Last Songs; Orchestral Songs - Andrew Davis, Kiri Te Kanawa & London Symphony Orchestra[Original Cover]

Schubert: “Trout ” Quintet



Schubert: Quintet in A Major / Sonata in A min for Piano and Cello

Ax / Ma / Frank / Young / Meyer

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Schubert: Trout Quintet, Arpeggione Sonata, Die Forelle D. 550 - Barbara Bonney, Edgar Meyer, Emanuel Ax, Franz Schubert, Pamela Frank, Rebecca Young & Yo-Yo Ma[Original Cover]

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