New for March
New from iTunes
Many music lovers miss the sound from vinyl pressings.
Many others have yet to discover how pleasant the sound can be.
Most of our albums are mastered from vinyl LP pressings and earlier
recordings (before 1953) from 78 rpm discs. It is our ability to
recreate, in the digital age, the sound from the disc era that many of
our customers find most enjoyable.
Unlike modern digital recordings tracks in our
albums do contain some distortion, and the occasional surface noises,
but for many listeners these "defects" are soon forgotten.
The release of this album was unfortunatley
delayed from December but it is now available at iTunes
New from Beulah Extra
Beulah Extra downloads are high quality 320kb/s MP3
files. They are not grouped into albums. You can buy any combination of
movements or works that you wish.
What the critics say
Here are some recent reviews by Brian Wilson
Music Web International
"Muir Mathieson appears first with the
Sinfonia of London, the ad hoc orchestra which he founded in 1955,
consisting of players from the London orchestras, chiefly for film
music but also much employed by World Record Club, itself an offshoot
of EMI. This stylish recording of the Così fan tutte Overture first
appeared on LP with Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and Schubert’s Fifth
Beulah have made something of a speciality of Come scoglio, with
recordings featuring Suzanne Danco (2BX177), Teresa Stich-Randall
(1BX167) and this one with Helen Lawrence, already released on Beulah
Extra 8BX55. Reviewing Lawrence in a number of arias on various Beulah
Extra recordings in October 2010 I thought the Mozart the pick of a
fine bunch, with excellent support from orchestra and conductor and
more recent sound than on other Beulah reissues
Géza Anda was one of the first to record Mozart piano concertos in the
dual role of soloist and conductor. Though not universally well
received on their appearance, his recordings still sound stylish over
50 years on. What then seemed lacking in charm is more in tune with the
modern view of Mozart as anything other than a figurine on a pedestal.
If you want that older view of Mozart at its best, Beulah Extra have
Annie Fischer and Sir Adrian Boult in Piano Concerto No.20, K466
(1-3BX130), and No.23, K488 (5-8BX130).
We end as we began with the Sinfonia of London, this time conducted by
the young Colin Davis... I though the tempi are consistently somewhat
sedate, I still enjoy the performances, all well transferred by Beulah.
... Together they make an attractive package. The performances are all
still well worth hearing and all the transfers have been made with
Beulah’s usual care and skill."
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