A treasure trove in the Universal vaults

23 February 2012

With a catalogue that reads like a who's who of the classical world, performers whose artistry is beyond compare and home to some of the best recorded music of all time, we are very excited to welcome Decca Classics and Deutsche Grammophon to linnrecords.com.

It seems only fitting that music from greats such as Herbert von Karajan and Sir Georg Solti is heard in all the clarity Studio Master has to offer.  The audio has been remastered at 96kHz in 24-bit stereo from the original analogue mastertapes and sounds, well, amazing!

The first recordings available in Studio Master are all by conducting royalty: Sir Georg Solti conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Neville Marriner conducting the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Colin Davis conducting the Concertgebouw Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan conducting the Berlin Philharmonic, and a 27 year old Lorin Maazel conducting the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra in the recording which catapulted Maazel to stardom.

The treasure hunters at Universal have dug up many more gems, so watch this space as additional albums will be added weekly.

Berlioz: Symphonie fantastiqueBerlioz: Symphonie fantastique
Britten: Peter GrimesBritten: Peter Grimes
Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat - 'Symphony of a Thousand'Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat - 'Symphony of a Thousand'
Orff: Carmina BuranaOrff: Carmina Burana
R Strauss: Don Quixote; Horn Concerto No. 2R Strauss: Don Quixote; Horn Concerto No. 2
Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite / Falla: El Amor BrujoStravinsky: The Firebird Suite / Falla: El Amor Brujo
The Art of the Prima DonnaThe Art of the Prima Donna
Vivaldi: The Four SeasonsVivaldi: The Four Seasons