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Sax with Cocktails

Sax with Cocktails (latest in the Jazz for Cocktails series 1915, 1925, 1940…) Ben Webster Gerry Mulligan Johnny Hodges Stan Getz Charlie Parker Catalogue Number: ALN 1953 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Stereo 77:57 1953-62 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY Latest in the highly successful ‘Jazz for Cocktails’ series (ALN 1915, 1925, 1940) “This […]

June 15th, 2015
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LA TRAVIATA (Verdi : Piave)

LA TRAVIATA (Verdi : Piave) Anna Moffo Richard Tucker Robert Merrill Rome Opera Previtali Catalogue Number: ALC 2026 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: 142m 1960 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Anna Moffo makes a most beautiful Violetta in a performance that is never less than sympathetic … her unaffected manner and and care for […]

June 15th, 2015
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Emil Gilels in Leningrad Chopin – Schumann – Liszt

Emil Gilels in Leningrad Chopin – Schumann – Liszt Catalogue Number: ALC 1300 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: stereo, 65:32 1961 to 1968 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Now here was a great pianist if ever there was one.” (of 1968 concert, part here): Such is the quality of his pianism … highly recommendable […]

June 15th, 2015
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Bach & Vivaldi Double Violin Concertos

Bach & Vivaldi Double Violin Concertos David Oistrakh Igor Oistrakh Isaac Stern Catalogue Number: ALC 1299 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Oistrakh’s justly renowned performances … the playing is peerless. In the Bach Double Concerto, father and son are suitably contrasted in timbre and the performance of the great […]

June 15th, 2015
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Borodin Quartet play Haydn & Mozart favourites Haydn String Quartet Op.64/5 ‘The Lark’ Mozart String Quartet No 15, K421; Clarinet Quintet K581

Borodin Quartet play Haydn & Mozart favourites Haydn String Quartet Op.64/5 ‘The Lark’ Mozart String Quartet No 15, K421; Clarinet Quintet K581 Borodin Quartet Catalogue Number: ALC 1297 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 68:04 ADD stereo, 1961/2 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY 1st issue in west: „(One of the few Soviet groups) often […]

June 15th, 2015
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Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No.2 / Souvenir de Florence (sextet)

Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No.2 / Souvenir de Florence (sextet) Borodin Quartet Mstislav Rostropovich (cello) Genrikh Talalyan (viola) Catalogue Number: ALC 1295 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: ADD, stereo 1965 69:07 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY ‘The Second Quartet in particular is a most memorable piece, with its first-movement fusion of song, dance and symphonic […]

June 15th, 2015
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Chopin – Schumann – Liszt Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations, Dvorak Rondo

Chopin – Schumann – Liszt Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations, Dvorak Rondo Paul Tortelier (cello) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Sir Charles Groves Catalogue Number: ALC 1265 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 68:35 DDD 1988 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “this has a freshness and vitality that suggest Tortelier has pointedly re-studied the score … Tortelier’s playing […]

June 15th, 2015
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Schubert String Quintet in C major Mozart Divertimento K136 ‘Salzburg Symphony #1’

Schubert String Quintet in C major Mozart Divertimento K136 ‘Salzburg Symphony #1’ Aeolian Quartet Bruno Schrecker Catalogue Number: ALC 1278 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: stereo ADD, 70:26 1966 / 7 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “a virile performance of what is arguably Schubert’s greatest chamber work. Their style is direct with no mannerisms […]

June 15th, 2015
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