Alto CD


Most classical titles have recommendations from the Penguin Guide or Gramophone, and these are quoted. Titles are carefully selected, with interesting notes and quality packaging as essentials.

'Nostalgia' titles (ALN series) range from The Driving Instructor or Tom Lehrer comedy via Buena Vista Social Club salsa or Mantovani film music, through Dave Brubeck or Ella Fitzgerald's popular jazz, to poetry by Dylan Thomas and Richard Burton. Only 'best available' titles are issued.

Classical 'superstars' include singers Joan Sutherland, Kathleen Ferrier, Emma Kirkby, Jussi Bjorling, Alfred Deller, Renata Tebaldi, and Felicity Lott. We have many cds by international piano legends Sviatoslav Richter or Alfred Brendel, also Czech expert Radoslav Kvapil, and UK-based stars Kathryn Stott, Martino Tirimo, Howard Shelley, and Murray McLachlan.

Russian music features conductors Svetlanov, Rozhdestvensky, Maxim Shostakovich, Mravinsky, and Pavel Kogan.

Superb choral performances are provided by Pro Cantione Antiqua and famous instrumentalists include Stinton, Ricci, Segovia, Tuckwell and Holliger.