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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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Welsh Male Voice Choir Tradition: Treorchy

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Welsh Male Voice Choir Tradition: Treorchy Treorchy Male Voice Choir Catalogue Number: ALN 1963 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 79:12, ADD Barcode: 5055354419638 The most successful and best-known Welsh Male Voice Choir, now in a popular budget collection [1] Myfanwy (Joseph Parry) 2:51 [2] All in the April Evening […]

November 2nd, 2017
Topic: Alto, Catalogue, Nostalgia Catalogue, Nov 2017 Tags:

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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Debussy: 20 Favourites for Piano

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Debussy: 20 Favourites for Piano Martino Tirimo Catalogue Number: ALC 1364 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 78:24, DDD 1988/91 Barcode: 5055354413643 “this may yet prove to be one of the finest Debussy cycles on record” “Tirimo has a quite exceptional temperamental affinity … (he takes) us into Debussy’s world […]

November 2nd, 2017
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Brahms: Piano Quintet Op.34 Franck: Piano Quintet in F minor

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Brahms: Piano Quintet Op.34 Franck: Piano Quintet in F minor Sviatoslav Richter Borodin Quartet Bolshoi Theatre Quartet Catalogue Number: ALC 1361 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 79:16, ADD, 1958/66 Barcode: 5055354413612 (Brahms) “a performance that brings warmth as well as drama to this music one must go … to […]

November 2nd, 2017
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Gustav Holst: Hymn of Jesus; Egdon Heath; Perfect Fool (Ballet) Toccata for Piano

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Gustav Holst: Hymn of Jesus; Egdon Heath; Perfect Fool (Ballet) Toccata for Piano Welsh and English Folksongs & This I have Done… BBC & London Philharmonic Orchestras Sir Adrian Boult BBC Northern Singers Stephen Wilkinson Catalogue Number: ALC 1359 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 79:26, ADD,1962/74 Barcode: 5055354413599 “(Hymn) […]

November 2nd, 2017
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