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Brahms: Cello Sonatas including (exc) Cello Sonata Op.78 (trans)

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Brahms: Cello Sonatas including (exc) Cello Sonata Op.78 (trans) Karine Georgian (cello) Pavel Gililov (piano) Catalogue Number: ALC 1352 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 75:14, DDD, 1989/90 Barcode: 5055354413520 “Neither Georgian, a pupil of Rostropovich, nor Gililov had come my way before but I hope such persuasive musicians will […]

September 2nd, 2017
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Alfred Schnittke: Concerto Grosso 1, 2

Alfred Schnittke: Concerto Grosso 1, 2 Tatiana Grindenko (violin) Moscow Philharmonic Soloists Yuri Bashmet Oleg Kagan (violin) Natalia Gutman (cello) USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Catalogue Number: ALC 1341 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 61:54, stereo 1986/8 Barcode: 5055354413414 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY (C.G No.1) “This is a special […]

April 14th, 2017
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Alfred Schnittke: Viola & Cello (no.1) Concertos

Alfred Schnittke: Viola & Cello (no.1) Concertos Yuri Bashmet (viola) Natalia Gutman (Cello) USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra Gennady Rozhdestvensky Catalogue Number: ALC 1311 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 77:44, DDD, 1986/7 Barcode: 5055354413117 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Both these especially lyrical works were composed specifically for (these) star players whose […]

November 5th, 2015
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Mozart: The Two Piano Quartets K478, K493

Mozart: The Two Piano Quartets K478, K493 The Nash Ensemble (Marianne Thorsen – violin Lawrence Power – viola Paul Watkins – cello lan Brown – piano) Catalogue Number: ALC 1304 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: 66:40; DDD 2005/6 Barcode: 5055354413049 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Mozart’s piano quartets, sharply contrasted, are among the finest […]

November 5th, 2015
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Beethoven String Quartets Op.59 (1-3) ‘Razumovsky’ Op.74 ‘Harp’

Beethoven String Quartets Op.59 (1-3) ‘Razumovsky’ Op.74 ‘Harp’ The Lindsays Peter Cropper – violin; Ronald Birks – violin; Robin Ireland – viola; Bernard Gregor-Smith — cello Catalogue Number: ALC 2027 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: 2001/2 DDD, 143 mins CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “(They) open Op.59/I like a relaxed invitation … (their) nourishing […]

September 3rd, 2015
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Miklós Rózsa: Cello Concerto; Sinfonia Concertante

Miklós Rózsa: Cello Concerto; Sinfonia Concertante Raphael Wallfisch – cello Philippe Graffin – violin BBC Concert Orchestra Barry Wordsworth Catalogue Number: ALC 1274 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: DDD, 2005: time 62:26 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “(Cello Concerto) composed for Janós Starker, it is not hard to see the appeal. Unlike many film […]

September 3rd, 2015
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Johannes Brahms String Sextets 1 & 2

Johannes Brahms String Sextets 1 & 2 The Lindsays Peter Cropper – violin; Ronald Birks – violin; Robin Ireland – viola; Bernard Gregor-Smith — cello with: Louise Williams – viola; Paul Watkins – cello Catalogue Number: ALC 1272 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 78:28 DDD 2004 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “(1st Sextet) […]

September 3rd, 2015
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Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No.2 / Souvenir de Florence (sextet)

Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No.2 / Souvenir de Florence (sextet) Borodin Quartet Mstislav Rostropovich (cello) Genrikh Talalyan (viola) Catalogue Number: ALC 1295 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: ADD, stereo 1965 69:07 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY ‘The Second Quartet in particular is a most memorable piece, with its first-movement fusion of song, dance and symphonic […]

June 15th, 2015
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Chopin – Schumann – Liszt Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations, Dvorak Rondo

Chopin – Schumann – Liszt Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations, Dvorak Rondo Paul Tortelier (cello) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Sir Charles Groves Catalogue Number: ALC 1265 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 68:35 DDD 1988 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “this has a freshness and vitality that suggest Tortelier has pointedly re-studied the score … Tortelier’s playing […]

June 15th, 2015
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J. S. BACH Complete Flute Sonatas & solo Partita

J. S. BACH Complete Flute Sonatas & solo Partita Jennifer Stinton, flute David Wright, harpsichord; Guy Johnston, cello Catalogue Number: ALC 2022 Number of Discs: 2 Date/Runtime: DDD, 2012 Time: 109:45 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY Sonata in B minor, BWV 1030 Andante 8:16 Largo e dolce 3:52 Presto 6:08 Sonata in E flat […]

April 10th, 2013
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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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Kodály: Works for Cello and Violin

Kodály: Works for Cello and Violin Karine Georgian (cello) Marco Rizzi (violin) Catalogue Number: ALC 1138 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: 62:04, DDD, 2009 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7 [1] Allegro serioso, non troppo 8:28 [2] Adagio 7:03 [3] Maestoso e largamente, ma non troppo lento – […]

July 2nd, 2011
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