Alto CD

Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2, Op.83 Violin Sonata No.1, Op.78

Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2, Op.83 Violin Sonata No.1, Op.78 Sviatoslav Richter Chicago Symphony O. Erich Leinsdorf (1-4) Oleg Kagan violin (5-7) Catalogue Number: ALC 1248 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 70:24 stereo/DDD, 1958/85 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY (Concerto) “Richter’s 1960 performance has all the intensity of a live occasion and finds him […]

April 1st, 2014
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Brahms: German Requiem / Dvořák: 3 Biblical Songs

Brahms: German Requiem / Dvořák: 3 Biblical Songs Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus Otto Klemperer (Dvorak): Fischer- Dieskau with Jörg Demus (piano) Catalogue Number: ALC 1202 Number of Discs: 1 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Klemperer’s reading …measured and monumental, the performance defies preconceived doubts. …with dynamic contrasts underlined, the result […]

December 1st, 2012
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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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Brahms: Serenades Nos. 1 and 2

Brahms: Serenades Nos. 1 and 2 Dirk Joeres / Westdeutsche Sinfonia Catalogue Number: ALC 1098 Number of Discs: CD Released: November 2010 A stellar, critically acclaimed recording of Brahms’ early orchestral masterpieces. CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “two of Brahms’s most endearing works… excellent bargain” —Penguin Guide “musically sensitive… dashing gypsy rhythms… irresistable” — […]

June 2nd, 2011
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Sacred Brass

Sacred Brass Polyphonic Arrangements for Brass London Symphony Brass Eric Crees, conductor Catalogue Number: ALC 1027 Number of Discs: 1 Duration: 64:05 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “The very best in brass playing, brass-arranging, and brass-recording. … [S]ome 21 brass and percussion players display every possible skill in the handling of the superlative arrangements […]

May 25th, 2011
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Sonatas with Richter

Sonatas with Richter Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 1 Haydn: Piano Sonata No. 39 Mozart: Violin Sonata K. 378 Sviatoslav Richter, piano Oleg Kagan, violin Catalog Number: ALC 1010 Number of Discs: 1 Duration: 62:04 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY Sviatoslav Richter (1915-97) was a giant among twentieth century pianists: an brilliantly gifted musician with […]

May 25th, 2011
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