Ever since we produced our first CD some twenty years ago (G. Mahler by H. Scherchen) and after more than 700 CDs and some SACDs, Tahra has remained faithful to its founding principles: resurrecting musical treasures from the past and resume a sort of past golden age of the art of conducting and performing.
In our days of mass culture and of stardom, our's is a healthy journey back to some great conductors who left some real sublime pages in the history of music of the first part of the Twentieth century: Hermann Scherchen, Hermann Abendroth, Hans Knappertsbusch, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Karel Ancerl, Pierre Monteux, Eugen Jochum, Willem Mengelberg, Igor Markevitch, Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, Kyrill Kondrachine, to name just a few, and to a certain number of great soloists (Youra Guller, Lazare-Lévy, Eduard Erdmann, Clara Haskil, Kathleen Ferrier or Kirsten Flagstad among others.).
Through this labour of memory, Music joins up with History.
Tomorrow, on 21 March, Mrs Elisabeth Furtwängler will be buried alongside her husband, Wilhelm Furtwängler. Mrs Furtwängler supported our CD projects from the very beginning and we owe it to her that EMI gave us their permission to release recordings dedicated to the conductor. We will remember her and our encounters with great affection: Elisabeth Furtwängler was a great Lady!
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Myriam Scherchen & René Trémine