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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Elgar: Cello Concerto / Enigma Variations


Du Pre / Barenboim: Philadelphia Orchestra

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

Emanuel Ax

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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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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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Boulez Conducts Ravel


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

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The Antiphonal Music of Gabrieli

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

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Strauss: Four Last Songs

Kiri Te Kanawa / Davis: London Symphony Orchestra

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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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