Alto CD

Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings; Piano Concerto Violin Concerto; 4 Choral Pieces

Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings; Piano Concerto Violin Concerto; 4 Choral Pieces London Symphony Orchestra Andrew Schenk Tedd Joselson (piano) Ittai Shapira (violin) Joyful Company of Singers/Peter Broadbent Catalogue Number: ALC 1309 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 74:13 DDD 1995-2001 Barcode: 5055354413094 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Particularly beautifully captured, are the LSO’s […]

April 4th, 2016
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Rachmaninov: Symphony No.2 in E minor (UNEDITED)

Rachmaninov: Symphony No.2 in E minor (UNEDITED) London Symphony Orchestra Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Catalogue Number: ALC 1260 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 66:14 DDD 1988 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “sings the socks off most versions and stands out from the crowd. I guarantee this will rekindle that first fresh shimmer of discovery, that […]

February 19th, 2015
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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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Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 1 & 3 Preludes in E flat major Op23/6; in C sharp minor Op3/2

Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 1 & 3 Preludes in E flat major Op23/6; in C sharp minor Op3/2 Byron Janis Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra Kyrill Kondrashin London Symphony Orchestra Antal Dorati Catalogue Number: ALC 1239 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 71:03 stereo,1961/2 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY (No.1) “On the occasion of the first […]

February 14th, 2014
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Copland: Appalachian Spring; Billy the Kid Rodeo (4 Dance Episodes)

Copland: Appalachian Spring; Billy the Kid Rodeo (4 Dance Episodes) Antal Dorati London Sym. Orchestra Minneapolis Orch Catalogue Number: ALC 1229 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 78:16 Hi-Fi stereo 1959/62 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Dorati pioneered the first stereo recordings of the complete Billy the Kid and (this) caused a sensation …for […]

June 3rd, 2013
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Respighi: The Birds; Ancient Airs & Dances; Canzone e Danza

Respighi: The Birds; Ancient Airs & Dances; Canzone e Danza (from Brazilian Expressions) Antal Dorati London Sym. Orchestra Philharmonia Hungarica Catalogue Number: ALC 1222 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 78:47 Hi-Fi stereo CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY Birds) “vividness of detail particularly suits Dorati’s spirited account of The Birds, bringing pictorial piquancy of […]

June 3rd, 2013
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Carl Nielsen

Carl Nielsen Symphony No. 4 ‘Inextinguishable’ & Symphony No.5  LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by OLE SCHMIDT Catalogue Number: ALC 1236 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 69:45 ADD stereo 1974 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY (of complete cycle) “These are performances ablaze with life, warmth and a sense of discovery…. Ole Schmidt is a […]

April 10th, 2013
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Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps / Petrushka

Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps / Petrushka Raphael Frühbeck de Burgos / London Symphony Orchestra Catalog Number: ALC 1131 Number of Discs: 1 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “This is a recording project in which de Burgos was able to bring zinging excitement to works which the orchestra would have known to the point […]

June 2nd, 2011
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Walton: Symphony No. 1 / Violin Concerto

Walton: Symphony No. 1 / Violin Concerto Louis Frémaux / Philharmonia Orchestra / Salvatore Accardo / Richard Hickox / London Symphony Orchestra Catalog Number: ALC 1130 Number of Discs: 1 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Hickox and Accardo take their time most satisfyingly in the dreamy ostinato in the middle movement making the zest […]

June 2nd, 2011
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Ravel: Boléro / Daphnis et Chloë Suite No.2 / Ma mère l’oye Suite / La Valse

Ravel: Boléro / Daphnis et Chloë Suite No.2 / Ma mère l’oye Suite / La Valse Louis Frémaux / London Symphony Orchestra Catalogue Number: ALC 1087 Number of Discs: 1 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “As can be seen, this is very generous measure with the complete Ma mère l’oye plus the Daphnis et […]

May 26th, 2011
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Shostakovich: Symphony No.10

Shostakovich: Symphony No.10 Maxim Shostakovich London Symphony Orchestra Catalogue Number: ALC 1083 Number of Discs: 1 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Maxim Shostakovich eschews histrionic gesture; there is much quiet eloquence, grandeur of outline and an impressive gravity to his soberly measured account of the first movement. … The scherzo is massively weighty, brutal […]

May 26th, 2011
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Shostakovich: Symphony No.5 / “Gadfly” Suite

Shostakovich   Symphony No.5 / “Gadfly” Suite Maxim Shostakovich London Symphony Orchestra Catalogue Number: ALC 1067 Number of Discs: 1 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY Maxim Shostakovich leads the London Symphony Orchestra in powerful, characterful recordings of two of his father’s masterpieces – the witty, colorful musical portraits of The Gadfly, and the overwhelming […]

May 25th, 2011
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