Alto CD

Britten: War Requiem

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Britten: War Requiem Gianadrea Noseda London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus Ian Bostridge; Simon Keenlyside; Sabina Cvilak Catalogue Number: ALC 2029 Number of Discs: 2 Date/Runtime: Time: 85:33; DDD, 2011 Barcode: 5055354420290 “a scintillating achievement…Sabina Cvilak’s soprano has the focus … Bostridge brings piercing sincerity … Keenlyside – sonorous, commanding … […]

April 1st, 2018
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Jean Sibelius Symphonies nos 4 & 7

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Jean Sibelius Symphonies nos 4 & 7 Colin Davis London Symphony Orchestra Catalogue Number: ALC 1389 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 61:15, DDD, 2003/8 Barcode: 5055354413896 “What makes Davis’s Sibelius compelling is that he manages to have it both ways. He gives these fine players the encouragement to turn […]

April 1st, 2018
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Beethoven: Mass in C, Op.86 Symphony No.9 – 4th Mvt ‘Ode to Joy’

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Beethoven: Mass in C, Op.86 Symphony No.9 – 4th Mvt ‘Ode to Joy’ *Colin Davis : **Bernard Haitink London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus *Sally Matthews, Sara Mingardo, John Mark Ainsley, Alastair Miles **Twyla Robinson, Karen Cargill John MacMaster, Gerald Finley Catalogue Number: ALC 1368 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time […]

April 1st, 2018
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Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937) Symphony No.2 & No.4*; Stabat Mater **

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937) Symphony No.2 & No.4*; Stabat Mater ** Valery Gergiev London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus Denis Matsuev (piano)* Kostas Smoriginas ** Ekaterina Gubanova ** Sally Matthews ** Catalogue Number: ALC 1367 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 76:20, DDD, 2012/3 Barcode: 5055354413674 [2nd] “a natural inheritor of Scriabinesque […]

April 1st, 2018
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Verdi: Requiem Mass

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Verdi: Requiem Mass Colin Davis London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus Soloists: Christine Brewer, Karen Cargill, Stuart Neill, John Relyea Catalogue Number: ALC 1602 Number of Discs: 2 Date/Runtime: Barcode: 5055354416026 ‘Sir Colin Davis conducts the Requiem with a judicious mix of fire and meditative calm’ (Gramophone) ‘a strong set of […]

February 5th, 2018
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Shostakovich: Symphony No.11 ‘The Year 1905’

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Shostakovich: Symphony No.11 ‘The Year 1905’ London Symphony Orchestra Mstislav Rostropovich Catalogue Number: ALC 1366 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Barcode: 5055354413667 “A superb performance with excellent sound makes this a benchmark recording and my top CD choice of the year. Shostakovich fans ignore this release at their peril !” […]

February 5th, 2018
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Mozart: Requiem Mass K.626

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Mozart: Requiem Mass K.626 Colin Davis London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus Soloists: Marie Arnet, Anna Stéphany, Andrew Kennedy, Darren Jeffery Catalogue Number: ALC 1365 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Barcode: 5055354413650 this is a grandly scaled, nobly contoured reading, by turns monumental and ferociously dramatic. With biting choral attack, searing, […]

February 5th, 2018
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Bruckner Symphony No.4 ‘Romantic’

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Bruckner Symphony No.4 ‘Romantic’ Bernard Haitink London Symphony Orchestra Catalogue Number: ALC 1358 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Barcode: 5055354413582 “Great hushes, mighty crescendos, time for every duplet and triplet to be grounded and yet to resonate with momentum. This was Bruckner’s maximal minimalism at its most majestic” (The Times) […]

February 5th, 2018
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Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1; Scottish Fantasy; Brahms: Hungarian Dances 5,8,9

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1; Scottish Fantasy; Brahms: Hungarian Dances 5,8,9 David Oistrakh (violin) London Symphony Orchestra conducted Lovro von Matacic & Jascha Horenstein Vladimir Yampolsky (piano) Catalogue Number: ALC 1356 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 63:29, ADD, 1956/62 Barcode: 5055354413568 “A first-class recording helps this Concerto into a winner; […]

September 2nd, 2017
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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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Carl Orff: Carmina Burana Cantiones Profanae

Carl Orff: Carmina Burana Cantiones Profanae London Symphony Orchestra Richard Hickox Catalogue Number: ALC 1336 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 63:33, DDD, 1986 Barcode: 5055354413360 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “brilliantly recorded CD … choir makes us understand all about sexual abandon – ‘I am bursting out all over’ is a joy … […]

April 14th, 2017
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Richter Plays Liszt

Richter Plays Liszt Sviatoslav Richter (1-9) with London Symphony Orchestra / Kirill Kondrashin Catalogue Number: ALC 1332 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 75:06, stereo 1958/62 Barcode: 5055354413322 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Richter’s performances are very distinguished indeed … playing is unforgettable and so is his rapport with Kondrashin” (Penguin Guide 3 stars) […]

February 3rd, 2017
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