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Evr’y Time We Say Goodbye- All-Time Romantic Duets

Evr’y Time We Say Goodbye- All-Time Romantic Duets Ray Charles & Betty Carter Sarah Vaughan & Billy Eckstine Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong Frank Sinatra & Dinah Shore Dean Martin & Line Renaud Doris Day & Buddy Clark Dinha Shore & Tony Martin bonus tracks: Ray Charles Catalogue Number: ALN […]

February 2nd, 2012
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Pablo Casals: Song of the Birds / More Cello Encores

Pablo Casals: Song of the Birds / More Cello Encores Pablo Casals Catalogue Number: ALC 1193 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 71:23, AAD, 1926-53 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “From 1950 Casals became a celebrity again ….He founded the Prades Festival where many recordings were made including, in 1954, his most sought-after recording […]

February 2nd, 2012
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Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5

Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Sir Charles Mackerras (1-4); Ole Schmidt (5-7) Catalogue Number: ALC 1189 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: DDD, 72:21, 1994/6 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “eminently recommendable account of Sibelius’s Second…. good, well-chosen tempos and no want of tenderness at the Andante sostenuto theme…. Mackerras holds […]

February 2nd, 2012
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Julian Bream …. in Concerto

Julian Bream …. in Concerto Julian Bream Concertos with the Melos Ensemble (Arnold’s) conducted by Malcolm Arnold Catalogue Number: ALC 1174 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 70:02, stereo 1961 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Julian Bream does everything, it goes without saying… emotional depth is in the second movement of the Arnold, the […]

February 2nd, 2012
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Gustav Holst (1874-1934)

Gustav Holst (1874-1934) Munich Symphony Orchestra Douglas Bostock – conductor Catalogue Number: ALC 1170 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: 65:03 / DDD, 2002 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Jolly Cotswolds Symphony… shows the Holstian flair for colourful orchestration and has folksy influence….Scherzo an attractive dance rhythm…..and finale a striking tune in 6/4…in the Perfect […]

February 2nd, 2012
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Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau Opera Arias

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau Opera Arias Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau Catalogue Number: ALC 1168 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 78:53, AA/ADD 1952/61 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “This collection shows how directly he transplants Lieder-style into another genre…on the Mozart side the results are both convincing and intensely memorable. Fischer-Dieskau has twice recorded the part of Papageno, […]

February 2nd, 2012
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The Best of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

The Best of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Catalogue Number: ALC 1163 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: A/DD, 1951/61, 69:44 mins CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Elisabeth Schwarzkopf possessed one of the most distinctive voices of the post-war era….her range of vocal colouring was quite staggering, and few sopranos before or since have possessed a […]

February 2nd, 2012
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Fritz Wunderlich – Arias

Fritz Wunderlich – Arias Fritz Wunderlich Catalogue Number: ALC 1162 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: ADD Time 75:38 (1960/61) CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “His singing of Mozart was exemplary …..style and elegance, perfect breath control, and superb diction. And a belief in what he was singing! All this in evidence in Ottavio’s sublime […]

February 2nd, 2012
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Monteverdi: Madrigale Erotici e Spirituale

Monteverdi: Madrigale Erotici e Spirituale Consort of Musicke, directed by Anthony Rooley Emma Kirkby, Evelyn Tubb , Mary Nichols, Andrew King, Joseph Cornwell, Simon Grant Catalogue Number: ALC 1160 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 61:10, DDD 1992/3 Italy CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “The performances of the madrigali erotici are more overtly impassioned […]

February 2nd, 2012
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Britten: Piano & Violin Concertos

Britten: Piano & Violin Concertos Annette Servadei, piano London Philharmonic Orchestra, Joseph Giunta Sergej Azizian, violin Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä Catalogue Number: ALC 1152 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: DDD, 69:01, 1987/96 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “with good well-balanced recording Servadei gives a strong dedicated muscular performance…..particularly impressive in the hushed and […]

February 2nd, 2012
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