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Beethoven Symphonies 3 ‘Eroica’ and No.8, Op.93

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Beethoven Symphonies 3 ‘Eroica’ and No.8, Op.93 London Symphony Orchestra Wyn Morris Catalogue Number: ALC 1353 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 78:28, stereo 1988/9 Barcode: 5055354413537 “dark and intense Eroica, with urgent allegros … the LSO responds with bite and refinement. Excellent bargain” (Penguin 3 stars) “Fiery, noble, and […]

September 2nd, 2017
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Beethoven Violin Concerto & Two Romances

Beethoven Violin Concerto & Two Romances Beethoven Wolfgang Schneiderhan Berlin Philharmonic Eugen Jochum David Oistrakh Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Eugene Goossens Catalogue Number: ALC 1350 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time, 62:25mins 1961/2 stereo Barcode: 5055354413506 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Schneiderhan’s version is amongst the greatest recordings: the serene spiritual beauty of the slow […]

February 3rd, 2017
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Beethoven: 33 Variations on a Waltz Theme by Diabelli / Mozart Violin Sonata K 379

Beethoven: 33 Variations on a Waltz Theme by Diabelli / Mozart Violin Sonata K 379 Sviatoslav Richter (Mozart also with Oleg Kagan violin) Catalogue Number: ALC 1310 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 74:51 DDD 1988-82 Barcode: 5055354413100 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Diabelli was overwhelmed by the work submitted by Beethoven which quite […]

February 8th, 2016
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Beethoven: Septet, op.20 / Quintet for Pianos & Winds

Beethoven: Septet, op.20 / Quintet for Pianos & Winds Vienna Octet Members incl. Boskovskys, etc Walter Panhofer Catalogue Number: ALC 1243 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 66:27 ADD 1959/60 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “The Decca recording of the Septet was made by the older generation of the Vienna Octet –which consists of […]

April 1st, 2014
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Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (Mass in D, Op.123)

Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (Mass in D, Op.123) Leonard Bernstein Eileen Farrell Carol Smith Richard Lewis Kim Borg Westminster Choir New York Philharmonic violin solo: John Corigliano Catalogue Number: ALC 1240 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 76:32 stereo 1962 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “It was not in doubt that Bernstein would respond vividly […]

February 14th, 2014
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Beethoven : FIDELIO (complete opera)

Boris Godunov (Mussorgsky: complete) Jon Vickers Christa Ludwig Gottlob Frick Walter Berry Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra Otto Klemperer Catalogue Number: ALC 2020 Number of Discs: 1 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Klemperer’s great set of Fidelio… the unique incandescence and spiritual strength of the performance, superbly cast, leads to a final scene in which, […]

December 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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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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Beethoven: PIANO CONCERTO No.4 in G, Op.58, No.5 in E flat, Op.73 (“EMPEROR”)

Beethoven: PIANO CONCERTO No.4 in G, Op.58, No.5 in E flat, Op.73 (“EMPEROR”) Alfred Brendel Vienna Symphony Orchestra Angerer/ Mehta Catalogue Number: ALC 1147 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: ADD, 1961 72:35 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY (No.4) “…deeply satisfying…Brendel’s control of phrase and colour….contrast of the slow movement are strongly and poetically made…uses […]

November 1st, 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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Beethoven Piano Trios: Op.70/1 “Ghost” & Op.97 “Archduke”

Beethoven Piano Trios: Op.70/1 “Ghost” & Op.97 “Archduke” Trio Zingara Annette Cole piano Elizabeth Layton violin Felix Schmidt cello Catalogue Number: ALC 1141 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: 70:54 DDD, 1989/91 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “This has to be one of the most enjoyable Archdukes to appear in a long time…..The first movement […]

July 2nd, 2011
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