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"The Beulah record label has always been one of the most idiosyncratic, and therefore perhaps most interesting, of reissue marques. While the basic character of Beulah remains the same as in its Compact Disc days, the range of its present catalogue, driven now by the ease of downloading, has been extended in remarkable fashion. Browsing the Beulah catalogue is now rather like being in a 78rpm record shop: there are plenty of recordings of short pieces available to whet your appetite for either repertoire or artist, while at the same time there are numerous full length works available if you wish to consolidate your collection with, for instance, major symphonies. All of Beulah's transfers, as might be expected of a distinguished reissue label, are of very high quality." David Patmore writing in Classical Recordings Quarterly


"I’m grateful to Beulah for turning out so many very fine transfers, with no loss of the music but none of the surface noise. LP sound without the hassle. " Brian Wilson at Music Web Inernational



Haitink retires after 65 years conducting

The Dutch conductor Bernard Haitink first raised a baton with the Netherlands radio orchestra in 1954. He became chief conductor of the Concertgebouw in 1961, followed by similar positions with the London Philharmonic, Glyndebourne, the Royal Opera House, Dresden Staatskapelle and the Chicago Symphony.

He announced early in 2019 "Listen I’m 90. And when I say I’m taking a sabbatical, it’s because I don’t want to say, I’m stopping. I don’t feel like all those official goodbyes, but the fact is that I will no longer conduct.“

Music critic Norman Lebrecht writes "For 65 years he has been the hardest-working and most reliable member of his vocation, unfailingly well-prepared, frequently inspirational. He will be universally missed."

On August 20 he conducted for the last time in Amsterdam's Concertgebouw. He has been a regular conductor at the Proms and at his last concert in the Royal Albert Hall on September 3rd he conducted the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

On September 6 he gave his final concert at the Lucerne Festival, a city which is now his home.

Haitink will be remembered for bringing the music Mahler and Bruckner to a wide audience through his concerts and recordings.

To mark his retirement Beulah has released four albums recordings made when he was in his thirties and newly appointed to his post with the Concertgebouw Orchestra.


Bernrad Haitink the Early Years Volume 1

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Bernrad Haitink the Early Years Volume 2

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Bernrad Haitink the Early Years Volume 3

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Bernard Haitink the Early Years Volume 2

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New for November

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.

Our albums are available from many download and streaming sites.

We highly recommend downloading from qobuz where you can download or stream in high quality, for the same price as iTunes medium quality.

New albums


1PS53 Mario Lanza sings Italian Opera

Coming soon


1PS54 The rich voice of marian anderson

Coming soon

What the Critics Say


1PS 52 The Art of Ernest Ansermet

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"Ansermet recorded Scheherazade at least three times for LP: with the Paris Conservatoire in early stereo in1954, again in 1958, and once more  in this 1961 recording with his own Suisse Romande  orchestra which, by general consensus, is the best of the three, with playing superior to that of the Paris Conservatoire Orchestra in 1958.

"It wouldn’t have been my first choice even in 1961 –that would be the Beecham recording, but it’s not far behind and it’s much more generously coupled.  The opening movement apart, Beecham spins the music out a little more, but I enjoyed this transfer of the Ansermet, sounding better sonically than the Beecham.  He was an acknowledged specialist in Ravel and Debussy and he doesn’t let us down here in these well-transferred recordings, best downloaded from Qobuz in lossless sound for the same price as mp3 from other providers. Even the 1953 Jeux sounds fine. "

Brian Wilson at Musicweb International