V3: Bbc Legends

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Label: ICA
Catalog: ICAB5167
Format: COMPACT DISC

Various

This third 20-album box brings together more of the greatest performances taken from the BBC archives which were featured in the best-selling series BBC Legends, launched in 1998. The collection features classic recordings by stellar artists, including Sir John Barbirolli, Karl Böhm, Benjamin Britten, Emil Gilels, Jascha Horenstein, Eugen Jochum, Sena Jurinac, Wilhelm Kempff, Sviatoslav Richter, Mstislav Rostropovich, Rudolf Serkin, Leopold Stokowski, Evgeny Svetlanov, Klaus Tennstedt and many more. Reviews of the BBC Legends series when it was released in 1998 were outstanding: ‘The high standard of musical performances in these releases is mirrored in their scrupulous documentation and presentation... the engineering and sound of these recordings, despite their ages, is uniformly clear and sympathetic. The result is an unqualified success.’ (Gramophone Magazine)

Price: $121.98