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Glorious Mud ! – The Best of Flanders & Swann

Glorious Mud ! – The Best of Flanders & Swann Flanders & Swann Catalogue Number: ALN 1950 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 78:10 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Their performances together were likened to ‘Falstaff singing duets with Hamlet’” (Parlophone). “the songs and sketches became household favourites throughout the English-speaking world and a […]

November 4th, 2014
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The Rat Pack – ‘Cool Cat’ Classics

The Rat Pack – ‘Cool Cat’ Classics Dean Martin Sammy Davis Jnr Frank Sinatra Catalogue Number: ALN 1949 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 75:53 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “The new Rat Pack gigs, perceived as the height of cool, featured the group clowning around with what Dickinson called ‘total abandoned fun’. They […]

November 4th, 2014
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Rachmaninov: Complete Symphonies & Concertos

Rachmaninov: Complete Symphonies & Concertos ALSO: Symphonic Dances, Scherzo, Isle of the Dead Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Pavel Kogan Sviatoslav Richter Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Byron Janis Abbey Simon Antal Dorati Leonard Slatkin Catalogue Number: ALC 6005 Number of Discs: 6 Date/Runtime: 412 mins; 1961-90 A/DDD CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY (Kogan) “vibrant soulful and involving …genuinely […]

November 4th, 2014
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Lucia di Lammermoor (donizetti) complete opera

Lucia di Lammermoor (donizetti) complete opera Joan Sutherland Renato Cioni Robert Merrill Kenneth Macdonald Cesare Siepi Chorus and Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome conductor John Pritchard Catalogue Number: ALC 2025 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Stereo 146:44 mins 1961 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “full of fresh innocence, Sutherland’s coloratura virtuosity […]

November 4th, 2014
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Fauré: Piano Selection

Fauré: Piano Selection Kathryn Stott (piano) Catalogue Number: ALC 1280 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: DDD, 1986/8; Time: 76:25 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “A most enjoyable recital, and one for which many listeners will be grateful. . . . What is Impressive here is the pianist’s integration of fragility and firmness, simplicity and […]

November 4th, 2014
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Debussy: La Mer / Nocturnes / Prelude a L’Apres-Midi d’une Faune

Debussy: La Mer / Nocturnes / Prelude a L’Apres-Midi d’une Faune London Symphony Orchestra Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos Catalogue Number: ALC 1277 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: DDD, 1989; Time: 60:00 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “strong in Mediterranean atmosphere, … La Mer has an underlying grip … concentrates on evocation at the opening […]

November 4th, 2014
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Agnus Dei (Barber) / Miserere (Allegri) Classics for Choirs’

Agnus Dei (Barber) / Miserere (Allegri) Classics for Choirs’ Choir of Trinity College Cambridge Richard Marlow Catalogue Number: ALC 1270 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: DDD, 74:55 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “The choir of Trinity College, Cambridge under Richard Marlow add substantially to their reputation … strong in rhythm as in full-bodied tone […]

November 4th, 2014
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J S Bach: The Six Motets

J S Bach: The Six Motets BWV 225-230 Choir of Trinity College Cambridge Richard Marlow Catalogue Number: ALC 1271 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: DDD 1988; Time 65:36 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “I have little but praise for the accomplished singing on this disc. Trinity College Choir consist not of boys’ voices at […]

November 4th, 2014
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Erik Satie: ‘Velvet Gentleman’s’ Album for Piano

Erik Satie: ‘Velvet Gentleman’s’ Album for Piano Peter Dickinson (piano) Catalogue Number: ALC 1276 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 77:31; DDD 1990 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY (‘A Gramophone TOP CHOICE’ “Dickinson has made Satie’s music a centrepoint of his repertoire, and his thoughtfull approach to this highly rewarding music is all his […]

November 4th, 2014
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Vladimir Horowitz (encores): Last of the Romantics

Vladimir Horowitz (encores): Last of the Romantics Vladimir Horowitz (piano) Catalogue Number: ALC 1257 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 75:38 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “His wizardry was undeniable, his technique unique. Playing with almost flat fingers, which requires great strength, and with minimum use of the pedal, he was frequently praised for […]

November 4th, 2014
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Christmas in Oxford – Early, Victorian and Modern Carols

Christmas in Oxford Early, Victorian and Modern Carols Choir of Magdalen College Oxford John Harper Catalogue Number: ALC 1290 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: DDD, 77:30 1989/90 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “These two famous anthologies of carols from the earliest 15th century to the 20th here hold 29 in total, including many popular […]

November 4th, 2014
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