Deutsche Grammophon - The Mono Era 1948-1957 (USA-import) (51CD)
51 CD set exploring comprehensively the DG post-war success story, 17 of these CDs are offered on CD for the first time.
Fantastic sonics, with recordings full of presence. The history of the original LP and its development carefully delineated in excellent liner notes by Tully Potter in English, French and German.
A who’s-who of recording from the 1950s and 1960s including Fricsay, Furtwängler, Kempff, Oistrakh, Richter, Cherkassky, Ancerl, Fischer-Dieskau (his debut recording), Haskil, Hindemith, Jochum, van Kempen, Markevitch, Martzy, Wolfgang Windgassen and Astrid Varnay.
Beautiful photography across the 150-page colour booklet, replete with photos of the artists and the post-war era.