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Carl Orff: Carmina Burana Cantiones Profanae

Carl Orff: Carmina Burana Cantiones Profanae London Symphony Orchestra Richard Hickox Catalogue Number: ALC 1336 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 63:33, DDD, 1986 Barcode: 5055354413360 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “brilliantly recorded CD … choir makes us understand all about sexual abandon – ‘I am bursting out all over’ is a joy … […]

April 14th, 2017
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Beethoven Violin Concerto & Two Romances

Beethoven Violin Concerto & Two Romances Beethoven Wolfgang Schneiderhan Berlin Philharmonic Eugen Jochum David Oistrakh Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Eugene Goossens Catalogue Number: ALC 1350 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time, 62:25mins 1961/2 stereo Barcode: 5055354413506 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Schneiderhan’s version is amongst the greatest recordings: the serene spiritual beauty of the slow […]

February 3rd, 2017
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C.P.E Bach Flute Concertos

C.P.E Bach Flute Concertos Jennifer Stinton (Flute) Orchestra of St.John’s Smith Square. John Lubbock Catalogue Number: ALC 1347 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: 5055354413476 Barcode: Time: 66:48 DDD 1993 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Stinton finds plenty of interest in the music and interprets it with spirit and virtuosity. Her phrases are well thought-out […]

February 3rd, 2017
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Rimsky Korsakov: Suites & Overtures

Rimsky Korsakov: Suites & Overtures Rimsky Korsakov USSR Symphony Evgeni Svetlanov Catalogue Number: ALC 1345 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 76:54 mins stereo 1971/85 Barcode: 5055354413452 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “..excellent performances of some captivatingly colourful music. (Russian Easter Festival) splendidly exuberant playing from players who naturally have the stuff of the […]

February 3rd, 2017
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‘Aleko’ (complete Opera, One Act)

‘Aleko’ (complete Opera, One Act) Based on Pushkin’s The Gypsies. Nesterenko Volkova – Fedin Matorin – Kotova USSR TV and Radio Large Chorus Moscow Philharmonic DIR: Kiatenko Catalogue Number: ALC 1342 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 60:00 DDD 1987 Barcode: 5055354413421 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “first performance arranged at the prestigious Bolshoi, […]

February 3rd, 2017
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Shostakovich Violin Concertos 1, 2 Suite from ‘Alone’

Shostakovich Violin Concertos 1, 2 Suite from ‘Alone’ David Oistrakh Leningrad / Mravinsky Moscow Phil/ Kondrashin USSR State S.O / Rozhdestvensky Catalogue Number: ALC 1337 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 79:00 stereo 1956/74 Barcode: 5055354413377 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Similar feelings (soaring spontaneity and deeply perceptive intelligence) attend his readings of the […]

February 3rd, 2017
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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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