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Jazz for Cocktails

Jazz for Cocktails another ‘superior musical evening’ Dave Brubeck Quartet Stan Getz Oscar Peterson Ben Webster George Shearing Barney Kessell Acker Bilk Errol Garner Catalogue Number: ALN 1925 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: 75:39, ADD stereo CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “This further, inspired collection of Piano, Sax and Guitar Masterpieces by All-Time Great […]

August 25th, 2011
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La Bohème, Puccini

La Bohème Puccini Complete Opera plus 5 bonus Pucini arias with Renata Tebaldi Renata Tebaldi Gianna d’Angelo Carlo Bergonzi Ettore Bastianini Cesare Siepi Chorus & Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome conducted by Tullio Serafin Catalogue Number: ALC 2017 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: ADD stereo, 128:19, 1959 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER […]

August 25th, 2011
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CHOPIN: Scherzi 1-4, 13 Preludes from Op 28

Chopin Four Scherzi / Preludes from Op.28 Sviatoslav Richter Catalogue Number: ALC 1159 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: recorded Tokyo 1977-9, ADD stereo, 60:17 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Richter is not usually thought of as a ….Chopin player, and yet he strides through the four Scherzos with an abundance of technique and deftly-coloured […]

August 25th, 2011
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Maria Callas: Verdi Heroines & ‘Mad Scenes’

Maria Callas: Verdi Heroines & ‘Mad Scenes’ with the Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra conducted Nicola Rescigno including Lady Macbeth Elvira (Ernani) Elisabeth (Don Carlos) Anna Bolena Imogene (Il Pirata) Catalogue Number: ALC 1156 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: 77:30, ADD stereo, 1959 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY (Verdi): “the great diva at her finest….the […]

August 25th, 2011
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Liszt – Via Crucis / Missa Choralis

Liszt – Via Crucis / Missa Choralis BBC Northen Singers Francis Jackson (organ) Gordon Thorne Catalogue Number: ALC 1154 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: 68:04, ADD stereo CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “These two remarkable works were originally issued on two separate records, when they were a pioneering enterprise on Saga’s behalf. Via Crucis […]

August 25th, 2011
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Kathleen Ferrier sings Lieder

Kathleen Ferrier sings Lieder Kathleen Ferrier with VPO / Bruno Walter With John Newmartk (Piano) With Phylis Spurr (piano) Catalogue Number: ALC 1153 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: AAD, 1949/51 79:22 mins CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “In the Brahms and Mahler everything benefits from the loveliness of voice and sincerity of approach. Finest […]

August 25th, 2011
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Shostakovich Symphony No.8 in C minor, Op.65

Shostakovich Symphony No.8 Leningrad Philharmonic Yevgeny Mravinsky Catalogue Number: ALC 1150 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: 61:13, 1982 ADD CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY Mravinsky’s live recording of the Eighth is of capital importance, since it was he who gave the work its premiere ….It is a performance of extraordinary vehemence and power, vivid […]

August 25th, 2011
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Dvořák Slavonic Dances Opp. 46 & 72

Antonín Dvořák Slavonic Dances Opp. 46 & 72 Bamberg Symphony Orchestra Antal Doráti Catalogue Number: ALC 1146 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: 67:40, ADD 1974/5 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Doráti shapes his Slavonic Dances with real affection, and his orchestra is extremely accomplished: a delightful disc….The Bamberg Orchestra was formed from Czech musicians […]

August 25th, 2011
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Beethoven Piano Sonatas

Beethoven Piano Sonatas Alfred Brendel Nos. 27, 28 & 29 ‘Hammerklavier’ Catalogue Number: ALC 1135 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: 76:15, ADD stereo CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “A fine strong performance of Beethoven’s most formidable sonata from Brendel…concentration and sense of drama are most striking.. his later recordings sometimes have not quite the […]

August 25th, 2011
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Richard Strauss (with Lutoslawski bonus work)

Richard Strauss (with Lutoslawski bonus work) Oboe Concerto Till Eulenspiegel Waltz Suites 1 & 2 ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ Heinz Holliger Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Gielen / Schippers Catalogue Number: ALC 1134 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: 78:56, ADD stereo CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “sound is clear but never analytical, the perspective unobtrusive and outstandingly natural. […]

August 25th, 2011
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Janáček Piano Music – On an Overgrown Path / In the Mists / Piano Sonata

Janáček Piano Music On an Overgrown Path / In the Mists / Piano Sonata Leoš Janáček Radoslav Kvapil Catalogue Number: ALC 1127 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: DDD, 1994, 79:33 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “He characterizes the changing moods of the Overgrown Path suite with a sure touch, but keeps them in a […]

August 18th, 2011
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