• Carl Schuricht conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performing Bruckner’s Symphony No.8 in C Minor

    Carl Schuricht conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performing Bruckner’s Symphony No.8 in C Minor

    Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8 is the last symphony that the composer completed in full (he died before the final movement of the Symphony No. 9 was finished).

    This special interpretation by Carl Schuricht with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra represents Bruckner’s 8th in its true unrivalled glory.

  • Music for Viola & Cello Played By Herbert Downes & Jacqueline Du Pre

    Music for Viola & Cello Played By Herbert Downes & Jacqueline Du Pre

    Jacqueline Du Pre was born in Oxford and commenced learning the cello at the age of five with Alison Dalrymple, she then went on to study with William Pleeth at the age of ten. Only five years later she was enrolled to the Casals Master Class at Zermatt, Switzerland. She made her formal début at the Wigmore Hall in March 1961 accompanied by Ernest Lush. It was her concerto début in March 1962 at the Royal Festival Hall, performing the Elgar Cello Concerto that propelled her career into the stratosphere – bringing spontaneous critical enthusiasm followed by global recognition.

  • Yura Guller plays Frédéric Chopin – Mazurkas Favorites

    Yura Guller plays Frédéric Chopin – Mazurkas Favorites

    The origins of the Mazurka can be traced back to early Polish folk music and dance. Chopin wrote a total of sixty-nine of them for solo piano during his lifetime, the first of which were composed in 1825 and the last in 1849, the year of his death.

  • Yura Guller plays Frédéric Chopin – Nocturnes Favorites

    Yura Guller plays Frédéric Chopin – Nocturnes Favorites

    Yura Guller was born in 1895 in Marseille, France. She started to learn the piano at the age of five, giving recitals at a very early age before enrolling at the Paris Conservatoire at just nine years old. It is here that she studied under Isidor Philipp, a tutor of impeccable pedigree having studied with Camille Saint-Saëns, Théodore Ritter & Georges Amadée St. Claire Mathias (himself a direct pupil of Frédéric Chopin).

  • Carl Schuricht conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performing Bruckner’s Symphony No.9 in D Minor

    Carl Schuricht conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performing Bruckner’s Symphony No.9 in D Minor

    Bruckner’s Symphony No. 9 was written between 1893-1896 and was to be his last, the final movement remaining unfinished at point of his death in 1896. Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony is both unique and complex in style presenting the listener with many different patterns and themes, traits that can be found in nearly all of Bruckner’s Symphonies. Monumental in its form and design, a vast orchestral canvas and soundscape providing fertile ground for experimentation and harmonic counterpoint. It ranks as one of the most innovative symphonies to be composed in the 19th Century.

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ERC023 Hank Mobley - Mobley's Message

It had always been our ambition to move into the realms of jazz, with our own personal deep rooted passion for the original mono jazz LPs produced in the 1950’s & 1960’s. It was an honour to be able to work with the original Rudy Van Gelder master tapes for these stunning recordings which were specially shipped over from Los Angeles.  Our initial release ; Mobley’s Message by Hank Mobley is  a classic hard bop session that was recorded on July 20, 1956. The album includes the beautiful ballad “Little girl blue” ; a showcase for Mobley’s tender and nuanced playing.

Mobley’s Message was originally released on the Prestige label in 1957 (PRLP 7061). It features Donald Byrd on trumpet , Barry Harris on piano, Doug Watkins on bass and Art Taylor on drums. Guesting on one track only is Jackie McLean on alto saxophone.

Hank Mobley grew up in New Jersey, USA and started playing the saxophone at the age of 16. His style was subtle and melodic, this was further developed and nurtured through his playing on some of the earliest hard bop sessions with other innovators of the genre – Art Blakey, Horace Silver, Doug Watkins and Kenny Dorham. Mobley enjoyed a prolific career releasing over 20 albums on Blue Note Records alone, however due to lung problems he was forced to retire in the mid-1970’s. Mobley is now widely recognised as one of the greats composers and performers of the hard bop era.

Over two years have been spent refining both the mastering and production processes for the first ERC jazz titles. Particular attention has been given to the recreation of the classic American ‘Frame’ style jacket with both front and back panels faithfully recreated using vintage letterpress techniques.

The pre-release price of this edition will be £300* and is available to order now directly from our website.

* Post release price may vary subject to availability


Original mono master tape.

Front cover plate (black ink part)

Type set back cover.

Front plate and back type set ready for printing.

Front cover plate (green ink part)

Final printed sleeve (paper part).