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Richter Plays Liszt

Richter Plays Liszt Sviatoslav Richter (1-9) with London Symphony Orchestra / Kirill Kondrashin Catalogue Number: ALC 1332 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 75:06, stereo 1958/62 Barcode: 5055354413322 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Richter’s performances are very distinguished indeed … playing is unforgettable and so is his rapport with Kondrashin” (Penguin Guide 3 stars) […]

February 3rd, 2017
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Scriabin Symphony no.1/Poem of Ecstasy

Scriabin Symphony no.1/Poem of Ecstasy USSR Symphony Evgeni Svetlanov Catalogue Number: ALC 1329 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: stereo 1963/6 time 71:13 Barcode: 5055354413292 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “This ‘poème de l’extase is something else altogether. …this develops into a thrillingly intense, even intimidating experience. Subtle refinement is scarcely on the agenda, yet […]

February 3rd, 2017
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Mozart Piano Concertos 23, 24, & No.8 ‘Lützow’

Mozart Piano Concertos 23, 24, & No.8 ‘Lützow’ Wilhelm Kempff Bamberg Symphony Orchestra Berlin Phtlharmonic Orchestra Ferdinand Leitner Catalogue Number: ALC 1323 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 77:14 stereo/ADD, 1961/2 Barcode: 5055354413230 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY ‘Kempff’s performances of these concertos are uniquely poetic and inspired, and Leitner’s accompaniments are comparably distinguished […]

November 4th, 2016
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Our Christmas Sequence

Our Christmas Sequence St.Paul’s Cathedral Choir Royal Philharmonic Orchestra John Scott Catalogue Number: ALC 1325 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 68:17; DDD, 1992 Barcode: 5055354413254 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Few ‘standard carols’ but a disc to widen your choice of beautiful Christmas music including the magical ‘Christmas Sequence’, ‘Fantasy on Carols’ ‘Sussex […]

November 4th, 2016
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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 12, 17, 22, 23 (includes ‘Funeral March’ ‘Tempest’ ‘Appassionata’)

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 12, 17, 22, 23 (includes ‘Funeral March’ ‘Tempest’ ‘Appassionata’) Sviatoslav Richter piano Catalogue Number: ALC 1326 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 76:44, stereo 1960/61 studio recordings USA Barcode: 5055354413261 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “(No.17) Richter makes the most of possibilities of contrast. He plays the opening extremely slowly […]

November 4th, 2016
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Edvard Grieg: Lyric Pieces

Edvard Grieg: Lyric Pieces Mikhail Pletnev, piano Catalogue Number: ALC 1330 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: DDD, 69:36 Moscow 1986/88 Barcode: 5055354413308 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “this masterly recital … contains playing of great poetic feeling and sensibility .. Bell-Ringing has a remarkable range of colour and dynamics … there are many (other) […]

November 4th, 2016
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BALAKIREV Symphony 1; Symphonic Poems: Tamara, Russia

BALAKIREV Symphony 1; Symphonic Poems: Tamara, Russia USSR State Symphony Orchestra Evgeni Svetlanov Catalogue Number: ALC 1331 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: TOTAL TIME: 75:09 stereo 1974/78 Barcode: 5055354413315 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “These performances have passion and urgency … a natural feeling for idiomatic phrasing and rhythm … rarely if ever on […]

November 4th, 2016
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Lumbye: The Strauss of Scandinavia

Lumbye: The Strauss of Scandinavia Favourite Waltzes, Galops & Polkas Odense Symphony Orchestra Peter Guth Catalogue Number: ALC 1333 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: DDD, 1989-93 Time 76:38 Barcode: 5055354413339 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “superb collection offers 76 minutes of the composer’s best music, with wonderfully spontaneous performances demonstrating above all its elegance […]

November 4th, 2016
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Mozart Symphonies 39, 40, 41 ‘Jupiter’

Mozart Symphonies 39, 40, 41 ‘Jupiter’ Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Karl Böhm Catalogue Number: ALC 1339 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: ADD stereo, 78:35, 1962 Barcode: 5055354413391 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “these Berlin Philharmonic performances are warm and magnetic, with refined and strongly rhythmic playing, and there is an attractive honesty and strength about […]

November 4th, 2016
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Rachmaninov Vespers (All-Night Vigil) Op.37

Rachmaninov Vespers (All-Night Vigil) Op.37 USSR Ministry of Culture Choir Valeri Polyansky Irina Arkhipova, mezzo-soprano Victor Rumyantsev, tenor Catalogue Number: ALC 1315 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Barcode: 5055354413155 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Polyansky and the USSR…are superb … It is marvellous music, strong in its sense of tradition yet yielding to different […]

September 14th, 2016
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Borodin & Kalinnikov: 1st Symphonies

Borodin & Kalinnikov: 1st Symphonies USSR Symphony Evgeni Svetlanov Catalogue Number: ALC 1316 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Barcode: 5055354413162   CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Svetlanov’s performance is a welcome replacement of a charming and most accomplished work by a talented composer who died tragically young … Svetlanov gives a splendidly energetic yet […]

September 14th, 2016
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Pineapple Poll (Ballet) & Favourite Sullivan Overtures

Pineapple Poll (Ballet) & Favourite Sullivan Overtures Charles Mackerras Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Malcolm Sargent Pro Arte Orchestra Catalogue Number: ALC 1320 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Barcode: 5055354413209 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY (Poll): “This ebullient dish-up of Sullivan is played here with tremendous élan in the merry bits and delightful expressiveness in the […]

September 14th, 2016
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