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Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937) Symphony No.2 & No.4*; Stabat Mater **

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937) Symphony No.2 & No.4*; Stabat Mater ** Valery Gergiev London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus Denis Matsuev (piano)* Kostas Smoriginas ** Ekaterina Gubanova ** Sally Matthews ** Catalogue Number: ALC 1367 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 76:20, DDD, 2012/3 Barcode: 5055354413674 [2nd] “a natural inheritor of Scriabinesque […]

April 1st, 2018
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Rachmaninov Symphony No.1 Isle of the Dead

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Rachmaninov Symphony No.1 Isle of the Dead Rachmaninov Evgeni Svetlanov USSR Symphony Catalogue Number: ALC 1360 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 78:10, stereo, 1966 Barcode: 5055354413605 “Svetlanov’s volcanic 1966 recording … heartbreakingly intense yet grippingly  coherent conception, brimful of insight and flair … shoots off like a rocket … finale […]

April 1st, 2018
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Verdi: Requiem Mass

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Verdi: Requiem Mass Colin Davis London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus Soloists: Christine Brewer, Karen Cargill, Stuart Neill, John Relyea Catalogue Number: ALC 1602 Number of Discs: 2 Date/Runtime: Barcode: 5055354416026 ‘Sir Colin Davis conducts the Requiem with a judicious mix of fire and meditative calm’ (Gramophone) ‘a strong set of […]

February 5th, 2018
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Tchaikovsky Piano Recital

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Tchaikovsky Piano Recital Sviatoslav Richter Catalogue Number: ALC 1393 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Barcode: 5055354413933 “Richter given first-class modern digital sound, and on top technical form…playing of consistent poetry…charming nostalgia…first recommendation for Tchaikovsky’s piano music”( © Penguin Guide 3*) “breathtaking, inspiring artistry” (Gramophone) 1.       Nocturne in F major, Op.10 […]

February 5th, 2018
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Shostakovich: Symphony No.11 ‘The Year 1905’

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Shostakovich: Symphony No.11 ‘The Year 1905’ London Symphony Orchestra Mstislav Rostropovich Catalogue Number: ALC 1366 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Barcode: 5055354413667 “A superb performance with excellent sound makes this a benchmark recording and my top CD choice of the year. Shostakovich fans ignore this release at their peril !” […]

February 5th, 2018
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Mozart: Requiem Mass K.626

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Mozart: Requiem Mass K.626 Colin Davis London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus Soloists: Marie Arnet, Anna Stéphany, Andrew Kennedy, Darren Jeffery Catalogue Number: ALC 1365 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Barcode: 5055354413650 this is a grandly scaled, nobly contoured reading, by turns monumental and ferociously dramatic. With biting choral attack, searing, […]

February 5th, 2018
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Bruckner Symphony No.4 ‘Romantic’

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Bruckner Symphony No.4 ‘Romantic’ Bernard Haitink London Symphony Orchestra Catalogue Number: ALC 1358 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Barcode: 5055354413582 “Great hushes, mighty crescendos, time for every duplet and triplet to be grounded and yet to resonate with momentum. This was Bruckner’s maximal minimalism at its most majestic” (The Times) […]

February 5th, 2018
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Szymanowski Violin Concerto, Violin Sonata, Hindemith Violin Concerto (‘Romantic Violin’)

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Szymanowski Violin Concerto, Violin Sonata, Hindemith Violin Concerto (‘Romantic Violin’) David Oistrakh (violin) Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra / Kurt Sanderling (4-6) with Vladimir Yampolsky (7-9) with London Symphony Orchestra / Paul Hindemith Catalogue Number: ALC 1355 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Barcode: 5055354413551 “Szymanowski is among the most exciting of twentieth […]

February 5th, 2018
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Mozart Symphonies 32, 35 ‘Haffner’, 36 ‘Linz’, & 38 ‘Prague’

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Mozart Symphonies 32, 35 ‘Haffner’, 36 ‘Linz’, & 38 ‘Prague’ Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Karl Böhm Catalogue Number: ALC 1335 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Barcode: 5055354413353 “These from his landmark complete cycle … all well received and I enjoyed hearing them again. Böhm is as excellent a Mozart conductor as […]

February 5th, 2018
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Puccini: Romance & Drama / Legendary Singers

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Puccini: Romance & Drama / Legendary Singers Callas; Tebaldi; de los Angeles, Freni, Price Björling; di Stefano Bergonzi; del Monaco Merrill; Cossotto etc Karajan (Intermezzo) Catalogue Number: ALC 1601 Number of Discs: 2 Date/Runtime: Time: 149:24, ADD/stereo Barcode: 5055354416019 Disc 1: CD 1: 74:48 1. Che gelida manina /Your tiny […]

November 2nd, 2017
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Korngold: Cello Concerto; Much ado about Nothing (Suite); Straussiana; Opera aria/Interlude

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Korngold: Cello Concerto; Much ado about Nothing (Suite); Straussiana; Opera aria/Interlude Linz Bruckner Orchestra Caspar Richter Zuill Bailey (cello) Catalogue Number: ALC 1390 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 67:05, DDD. 2003 Barcode: 5055354413902 “all performances warmly sympathetic…sound with full amplitude and plenty of range to suit the music” “operatic […]

November 2nd, 2017
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Monteverdi Madrigals ‘made spiritual’

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Monteverdi Madrigals ‘made spiritual’ Ex Cathedra Jeffrey Skidmore Catalogue Number: ALC 1376 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 67:10, DDD, 1997 Barcode: 5055354413766 “19 of them receive their first recording on this enterprising disc … The sumptuous result is convincing, sensitively moulded and alert to the expressive currency of Monteverdi…’ […]

November 2nd, 2017
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