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French Piano Impressions Debussy – Fauré – Ravel – Satie

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay French Piano Impressions Debussy – Fauré – Ravel – Satie Kathryn Stott** Martino Tirimo* Peter Dickinson*** Catalogue Number: ALC 4004 Number of Discs: 4 Date/Runtime: Time: 306 minutes Barcode: 5055354440045 “Tirimo is a fine pianist with first-rate technical command, and understands Debussy’s world well.” (© Gramophone) “probably first choice for […]

April 1st, 2018
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Britten: War Requiem

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Britten: War Requiem Gianadrea Noseda London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus Ian Bostridge; Simon Keenlyside; Sabina Cvilak Catalogue Number: ALC 2029 Number of Discs: 2 Date/Runtime: Time: 85:33; DDD, 2011 Barcode: 5055354420290 “a scintillating achievement…Sabina Cvilak’s soprano has the focus … Bostridge brings piercing sincerity … Keenlyside – sonorous, commanding … […]

April 1st, 2018
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Jean Sibelius Symphonies nos 4 & 7

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Jean Sibelius Symphonies nos 4 & 7 Colin Davis London Symphony Orchestra Catalogue Number: ALC 1389 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 61:15, DDD, 2003/8 Barcode: 5055354413896 “What makes Davis’s Sibelius compelling is that he manages to have it both ways. He gives these fine players the encouragement to turn […]

April 1st, 2018
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Beethoven Symphonies nos 5 & 7

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Beethoven Symphonies nos 5 & 7 Beethoven Herbert von Karajan Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Catalogue Number: ALC 1375 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 64:35, stereo Barcode: 5055354413759 “Karajan injects plenty of drive into the first movement … and is splendid in the development section. I find his second movement noble […]

April 1st, 2018
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Suppé & Favourite French Overtures

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Suppé & Favourite French Overtures Suppé & Ovts Paul Paray Detroit Symphony Orchestra Catalogue Number: ALC 1372 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 74:07 stereo 1959/62 Barcode: 5055354413728 Mastered fromMercury Living Presence LPs. ‘Mercury is all about the placement of the microphones. Paul Paray, the conductor who made the Detroit […]

April 1st, 2018
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Beethoven: Mass in C, Op.86 Symphony No.9 – 4th Mvt ‘Ode to Joy’

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Beethoven: Mass in C, Op.86 Symphony No.9 – 4th Mvt ‘Ode to Joy’ *Colin Davis : **Bernard Haitink London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus *Sally Matthews, Sara Mingardo, John Mark Ainsley, Alastair Miles **Twyla Robinson, Karen Cargill John MacMaster, Gerald Finley Catalogue Number: ALC 1368 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time […]

April 1st, 2018
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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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