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Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1; Scottish Fantasy; Brahms: Hungarian Dances 5,8,9

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1; Scottish Fantasy; Brahms: Hungarian Dances 5,8,9 David Oistrakh (violin) London Symphony Orchestra conducted Lovro von Matacic & Jascha Horenstein Vladimir Yampolsky (piano) Catalogue Number: ALC 1356 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 63:29, ADD, 1956/62 Barcode: 5055354413568 “A first-class recording helps this Concerto into a winner; […]

September 2nd, 2017
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Beethoven Symphonies 3 ‘Eroica’ and No.8, Op.93

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Beethoven Symphonies 3 ‘Eroica’ and No.8, Op.93 London Symphony Orchestra Wyn Morris Catalogue Number: ALC 1353 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 78:28, stereo 1988/9 Barcode: 5055354413537 “dark and intense Eroica, with urgent allegros … the LSO responds with bite and refinement. Excellent bargain” (Penguin 3 stars) “Fiery, noble, and […]

September 2nd, 2017
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Brahms: Cello Sonatas including (exc) Cello Sonata Op.78 (trans)

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Brahms: Cello Sonatas including (exc) Cello Sonata Op.78 (trans) Karine Georgian (cello) Pavel Gililov (piano) Catalogue Number: ALC 1352 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 75:14, DDD, 1989/90 Barcode: 5055354413520 “Neither Georgian, a pupil of Rostropovich, nor Gililov had come my way before but I hope such persuasive musicians will […]

September 2nd, 2017
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Granados: Orchestral: Dante (symphonic Poem); Cinco Piezas; Two excerpts Goyescas

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Granados: Orchestral: Dante (symphonic Poem); Cinco Piezas; Two excerpts Goyescas Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria / Adrian Leaper Frances Lucey soprano Nancy Fabiola Herrera mezzo Catalogue Number: ALC 1348 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 69:20, DDD, 2001 Barcode: 5055354413483 “A simmering first recording of Granados’ luscious Dante and strong […]

September 2nd, 2017
Topic: Alto, Catalogue, Classical Catalogue, Sept 2017 Tags: None

Handel Favourites: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba; Water Music; Royal Fireworks; Oboe Concerto Largo; Concerto a due Cori

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Handel Favourites: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba; Water Music; Royal Fireworks; Oboe Concerto Largo; Concerto a due Cori L.S.O / George Szell Pro Arte/ Mackerras E.C.O / Somary Eugene Goossens (Oboe) Yehudi Menuhin Catalogue Number: ALC 1340 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 78:19, ADD, 1959/74 Barcode: 5055354413407 (Fireworks) […]

September 2nd, 2017
Topic: Alto, Catalogue, Classical Catalogue, Sept 2017 Tags: None

Very Best of the Glasgow Orpheus Choir

Very Best of the Glasgow Orpheus Choir Glasgow Orpheus Choir Sir Hugh Roberton Catalogue Number: ALN 1961 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 77:00, AAD Barcode: 5055354419614   CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Disaster was prophesied for a Choir which sang Psalm tunes and Hebridean airs, but Hugh Roberton and his Choir proved (them) […]

April 14th, 2017
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Zdeněk Fibich: Piano Music (Moods, Impressions, Reminiscences; Studies of Paintings)

Zdeněk Fibich: Piano Music (Moods, Impressions, Reminiscences; Studies of Paintings) Radoslav Kvapil Catalogue Number: ALC 1351 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 70:20; DDD, 1993 Barcode: 5055354413513 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “these vignettes (“Moods” etc, selection) are touching … and spring from a love affair … most are full of strong poetic feeling […]

April 14th, 2017
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Evensong from Oxford

Evensong from Oxford Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford Stephen Darlington Clive Driskill-Smith (organ) Catalogue Number: ALC 1349 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 70:47, DDD, 2002 Barcode: 5055354413490 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Superb performance all round” (Andrew Palmer / Cathedral Music) (of Hymns collection) “Nothing is overstated or outlandish, and the singing has […]

April 14th, 2017
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Richard Strauss Eine Alpensinfonie / Mahler: Adagio (Symphony 10)

Richard Strauss Eine Alpensinfonie / Mahler: Adagio (Symphony 10) European Union Youth Orchestra James Judd Catalogue Number: ALC 1346 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 78:27, DDD, 1991 Barcode: 5055354413469 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “the truly astonishing playing of the Orchestra … all sections cover themselves with glory … exciting sound of the […]

April 14th, 2017
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Shostakovich: Symphonies 1 & 3 (‘1st of May’)

Shostakovich: Symphonies 1 & 3 (‘1st of May’) USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Catalogue Number: ALC 1344 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 66:55, stereo 1984/5 Barcode: 5055354413445 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY (Sym.1) “a good performance, with a strong feeling of chamber music to it and a remarkable attention to […]

April 14th, 2017
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Tchaikovsky: Grand Sonata Op.37 & Children’s Album Op.39

Tchaikovsky: Grand Sonata Op.37 & Children’s Album Op.39 Mikhail Pletnev (piano) Catalogue Number: ALC 1343 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 62:30, DDD, 1989 Barcode: 5055354413438 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Tchaikovsky wrote the Children’s Album and the Op.37 Sonata at the same time,b and they’re so different. It amazes me that these are […]

April 14th, 2017
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Alfred Schnittke: Concerto Grosso 1, 2

Alfred Schnittke: Concerto Grosso 1, 2 Tatiana Grindenko (violin) Moscow Philharmonic Soloists Yuri Bashmet Oleg Kagan (violin) Natalia Gutman (cello) USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Catalogue Number: ALC 1341 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 61:54, stereo 1986/8 Barcode: 5055354413414 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY (C.G No.1) “This is a special […]

April 14th, 2017
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