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Rachmaninov: Symphony No.2 in E minor (UNEDITED)

Rachmaninov: Symphony No.2 in E minor (UNEDITED) London Symphony Orchestra Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Catalogue Number: ALC 1260 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 66:14 DDD 1988 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “sings the socks off most versions and stands out from the crowd. I guarantee this will rekindle that first fresh shimmer of discovery, that […]

February 19th, 2015
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Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition – Stravinsky: Petrushka (1911)

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition – Stravinsky: Petrushka (1911) Charles Mackerras New Philharmonia & London Symphony Catalogue Number: ALC 1263 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: ADD super stereo 1973 (recorded quadrophonically) CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Mackerras evokes atmosphere in every piece, with more consciously dramatic attack, more pointing of rhythm, more swagger in […]

February 19th, 2015
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Lusty Broadside Ballads & Playford Dances of 17th Century England

Lusty Broadside Ballads & Playford Dances of 17th Century England City Waites directed by Lucie Skeaping Catalogue Number: ALC 1275 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 70:42 DDD 1992-95 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “nearly flawless: singing is not flashy, but genuinely well executed … playing is solid and infectious … songs are well […]

February 19th, 2015
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Nicolai Gedda: “The Cosmopolitan Tenor”

Nicolai Gedda: “The Cosmopolitan Tenor” Nicolai Gedda Catalogue Number: ALC 1282 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 74:00 AAD & stereo 1953/1962 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Gedda’s success in so many areas is a tribute to his professionalism. Harold Rosenthal reviewing Gedda’s Carmen’ wrote ‘He is not, of course, a dramatic tenor, nor […]

February 19th, 2015
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Tartini: The Devil’s Trill* & Violin Concertos D12, D51, D80, D115

Tartini: The Devil’s Trill* & Violin Concertos D12, D51, D80, D115 David Oistrakh* Gordan Nikolitch (Violins) with Lev Oborin (pno)* With Orchestre de L’Auvergne / Arie van Beek Catalogue Number: ALC 1283 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 76:44 mins DDD 1996 (concertos) EMI stereo 1957 (Trill) CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Few will […]

February 19th, 2015
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Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) Complete Concertos

Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) Complete Concertos Violin – Clarinet – Flute Saeka Matsuyama (vln) John McCaw (Clt) Jennifer Stinton (Fl) Catalogue Number: ALC 1288 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: DDD, 1991, 1999: 78:05 ADD stereo 1971 (Clarinet) CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “The Violin Concerto here appears packed with uproarious character and dreamy but not […]

February 19th, 2015
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Myaskovsky Complete Piano Sonatas & short pieces

Myaskovsky Complete Piano Sonatas & short pieces Murray McLachlan Catalogue Number: ALC 2506 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time, 222 mins 1992/5 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “McLachlan writes of the “enormous tactile pleasure” for the performer…his playing is both authoritative and persuasive … these sonatas are of interest and substance” (Penguin Guide of […]

February 19th, 2015
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‘When I Fall in Love’ The Original Hits of Nat King Cole

‘When I Fall in Love’ The Original Hits of Nat King Cole Nat King Cole NKC Trio plus orchestras Nelson Riddle Orch (ETC) Stan Kenton, Pete Rugolo etc Catalogue Number: ALN 1951 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: AAD & stereo 77:00 mins 1947-62 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “One of the most romantic of […]

February 19th, 2015
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