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Grieg & Sibelius Favourites ‘From Fjord & Forest’

Grieg & Sibelius Favourites ‘From Fjord & Forest’ New Sym. Orchestra of London / Charles Mackerras RPO/ Mackerras RPO/ Schmidt & Ermler Catalogue Number: ALC 1191 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 71:22 stereo 1961 & DDD 1995 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY ‘I enjoyed this (Mackerras) record very much indeed, for its excellent […]

June 10th, 2012
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Ella Fitzgerald Songbooks: Cole Porter & Irving Berlin

Ella Fitzgerald Songbooks: Cole Porter & Irving Berlin Ella Fitzgerald Catalogue Number: ALN 1932 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Stereo 1956/9 Time: 78:00 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Ella herself acknowledged that Cole Porter album was a ‘turning point in my life. Doing those song books helped me get into spots I’d never been […]

June 1st, 2012
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Tchaikovsky: String Quartets No.1, No.2

Tchaikovsky: String Quartets No.1, No.2 Five Early Pieces; Shostakovich Quartet Catalogue Number: ALC 1196 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 75:28, Stereo 1973/8 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “the Shostakovich Quartet is notable for their powerful playing and their ability to get deeply into the emotions of a work” (MusicWeb, 2008) “versions by the […]

June 1st, 2012
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The Merrymakers – British Light Classics

The Merrymakers – British Light Classics Iain Sutherland Concert Orchestra Catalogue Number: ALC 1192 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 78:29 HiFi STEREO 1983/8 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “For over four decades I conducted the BBC’s Light Orchestras in programmes like Melodies for You, Invitation to Music, Music while you Work, Friday Night […]

June 1st, 2012
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Beethoven: 6 Variations for Piano Op.34; Op.76; & Op.35 “Eroica”;

Beethoven: 6 Variations for Piano Op.34; Op.76; & Op.35 “Eroica”; Schumann: Noveletten, Op.21 Nos. 2 , 4, 8 Sviatoslav Richter Catalogue Number: ALC 1188 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 64:12 / stereo 1970 / 9 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY (Beethoven) “such richness in the Beethoven variations that it seems pointless and unfair […]

June 1st, 2012
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Organ Extravaganza !- de Montfort & Holbrook

Organ Extravaganza !- de Montfort & Holbrook Kevin Bowyer Catalogue Number: ALC 1187 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: DDD, 1998/2000 Time 78:34 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY ‘two of England’s most powerful organs played superbly just for entertainment’ (Organist’s Review): ‘reference performances recorded with stunning impact’ The Taylor organ in the De Montfort Hall, […]

June 1st, 2012
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Music for Viola & Piano

Music for Viola & Piano Yuri Bashmet & Sviatoslav Richter Catalogue Number: ALC 1186 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: 1985 DDD, 68:34 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “there is much to be said for the spareness of the contrast achieved by the alto stringed instrument alongside the piano in the more elegiac viola sonata. […]

June 1st, 2012
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Joan Sutherland Collector’s Album: Rare Broadcasts

Joan Sutherland Collector’s Album: Rare Broadcasts Joan Sutherland various orchestras & Richard Bonynge Catalogue Number: ALC 1185 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: A/DD Time 79:31 (1957/61) CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “includes the most perfect trill (the Bononcini) we have ever heard” (alto) ‘After so many spinto Annas who sound like refugees from Brünnhilde’s […]

June 1st, 2012
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Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)

Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594) Missa Vinum Bonum ‘Good Wine Mass’ & service Ex Cathedra His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts Jeffrey Skidmore Catalogue Number: ALC 1177 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 68:37, DDD 1995 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY ‘it is fascinating to observe the skill with which Lassus reworks his models (for parody […]

June 1st, 2012
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MOZART: Piano Concertos 20 & 22

MOZART: Piano Concertos 20 & 22 Martino Tirimo Prague Chamber Orchestra Catalogue Number: ALC 1172 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 68:15 2004 DDD CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “pianism of a high order: crisply articulated, with fine balance between incidental details and the overall shape of a movement, and indeed of the whole […]

June 1st, 2012
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