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Joan Baez: Voice from the People

Joan Baez: Voice from the People Joan Baez Catalogue Number: ALN 1930 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: 77:01 ADD stereo 1960/1 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Joan Baez was exactly what the folk scene needed: a striking young raven-haired beauty with a sweet, pure voice ….she turned a new younger generation onto folk music…her […]

November 1st, 2011
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Oscar Peterson Trio – Play the Songbook Hits

Oscar Peterson Trio – Play the Songbook Hits Oscar Peterson Trio Catalogue Number: ALN 1927 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: 71:04 ADD stereo CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “The great Oscar Peterson Trio’s inimitable swing style “crossed over” to some of the widest audiences that quality jazz has ever attracted and entertained, especially when […]

November 1st, 2011
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The Bricklayer (17 Comedy Classics)

The Bricklayer (17 Comedy Classics) Gerard Hoffnung, Peter Sellers & Sphia Loren; Tony Hancock; Flanders & Swann; Tom Lehrer; Peter Cook; Bob Newhart Catalogue Number: ALN 1929 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: 78mins ADD stereo CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY ‘Gerard Hoffnung was a true original, in his brief 34 years he negotiated careers […]

November 1st, 2011
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Czech Piano Anthology II

Czech Piano Anthology II Radoslav Kvapil Catalogue Number: ALC 6002 Number of Discs: 6 Date/Runtime: 439 mins, DDD, 1991-8 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY (Dvořák): ‘Kvapil plays with great understanding ..deft and sensitive’ (Fibich): ‘An erotic diary for piano (Abraham)…played with great sensitivity and subtlety … haunting music, fine pianism’ (Penguin Guide) (Martinů) ‘there […]

November 1st, 2011
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The ENGLISH ANTHEM ANTHOLOGY 450 years Byrd to Tavener

The ENGLISH ANTHEM ANTHOLOGY 450 years Byrd to Tavener Magdalen College Choir, Oxford Directed by John Harper Catalogue Number: ALC 4001 Number of Discs: 4 Date/Runtime: ADD / DDD, 297 mins, 1983-9 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “high overall standard….an astonishing achievement……these look back to the very roots of English church music…they bring a […]

November 1st, 2011
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35 Singers of the Century (in their prime)

35 Singers of the Century (in their prime) Sutherland, Bergonzi, Di Stefano, Tebaldi, Nilsson, Gencer, Lisitsian, Lemeshev Wunderlich, Fischer-Dieskau Flagstad, Simoneau, Blachut & many more ! Catalogue Number: ALC 2016 Number of Discs: 2 Date/Runtime: AAD/ADD (many stereo) 150 mins 1950-61 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “A generous collection of definitive performances chosen to […]

November 1st, 2011
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Smetana: Polkas, MacBeth & The Witches, Bagatelles & Impromptus

Smetana: Polkas, MacBeth & The Witches, Bagatelles & Impromptus Radoslav Kvapil Catalogue Number: ALC 1173 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: 71:11 DDD, 1992/4 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Kvapil is entirely inside this repertoire…..a highly sensitive exponent” (Penguin Guide) “They (Dances) should be better known, and domestic pianists would find a good many of […]

November 1st, 2011
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Glenn Gould and Andras Schiff play Bach

Glenn Gould and Andras Schiff play Bach Glenn Gould & Andras Schiff Catalogue Number: ALC 1164 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: ADD, 1955/78 79:40 mins CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “in terms of sheer keyboard wizadry, commands admiration…a remarkable performance” (Penguin Guide) “Gould’s pianistic skills have been universally and freely acknowledged, but his musical […]

November 1st, 2011
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Dvořák Played on Dvořák’s own Bösendorfer (II)

Dvořák Played on Dvořák’s own Bösendorfer (II) Radoslav Kvapil Catalogue Number: ALC 1171 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 77:41 DDD, 1998 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “the same preoccupation with authenticity persuaded Kvapil to record on the Bösendorfer…the outspoken freshness of the sweet timbres of the instrument testify to the precise sound the […]

November 1st, 2011
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Brahms & Mozart Clarinet Quintets

Brahms & Mozart Clarinet Quintets DAVID CAMPBELL (Clarinet) BINGHAM QUARTET (Stephen Bingham, violin; Sally-Ann Weeks, violin; Brenda Stewart, viola; James Halsey, cello) Catalogue Number: ALC 1161 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime:69:45, DDD, 1997 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “for either of these immortal quintets, my first choice would be a coupling that gives the […]

November 1st, 2011
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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas 3, 4, & 27

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas 3, 4, & 27 Sviatoslav Richter Catalogue Number: ALC 1158 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: 66:23 ADD 1971/5 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Orchestral solidity of sound makes the first movements immediately impressive. But the true scaling of heights comes in the slow movement of the C major—a colossal psychodrama here—and, […]

November 1st, 2011
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Canteloube: Songs of the Auvergne

Canteloube: Songs of the Auvergne Netania Davrath Orchestra conducted Pierre de la Roche Catalogue Number: ALC 1151 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: 77.24, ADD, 1963/6 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “It was Davrath who pioneered (the first) complete recording of Canteloube’s delightful settings of songs from the Auvergne region of France…her voice has a […]

November 1st, 2011
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