Alto CD

MARTINů: Double Concerto

MARTINů: Double Concerto Charles Mackerras Brno State Philharmonic Australian Chamber Orchestra Bern Symphony Orchestra Peter Maag soloists: Jiri Skovajsa Dennis Hennig Rivka Golani Catalogue Number: ALC 1267 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 73:14 DDD 1986/91 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Golani’s unaffected account of the Rhapsody-Concerto, all the more eloquent for being understated […]

September 1st, 2014
Topic: Alto, Catalogue, Classical Catalogue, Sept 2014 Tags:

William Boyce: Eight Symphonies, Op. 2 Leopold Mozart: ‘Toy Symphony’ & Trumpet Concerto

William Boyce: Eight Symphonies, Op. 2 Leopold Mozart: ‘Toy Symphony’ & Trumpet Concerto Württemberg Chamber Orchestra, Heilbronn conductor Jörg Faerber Catalogue Number: ALC 1264 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Stereo ADD 1968 Time 72:06 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “these fresh, inspirating, virile pieces, arguably the finest musical products of Georgian England… the music […]

September 1st, 2014
Topic: Alto, Catalogue, Classical Catalogue, Sept 2014 Tags: ,

Jewels of Russian Ballet

Jewels of Russian Ballet Royal Opera House Orchestra Covent Garden Mark Ermler Barry Wordsworth Catalogue Number: ALC 1286 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 77:03DDD 1989-93 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Consistently, one registers the idiomatic feeling as well as of the finesse … If anyone thought that to get these players … would […]

September 1st, 2014
Topic: Alto, Catalogue, Classical Catalogue, Sept 2014 Tags: , ,

GLINKA: „Kamarinskaya“ Orchestral Dances

GLINKA: „Kamarinskaya“ Orchestral Dances Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra Mark Ermler Vladimir Fedoseyev Konstantin Ivanov Catalogue Number: ALC 1242 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 78:01 DDD 1982/94 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “almost 80 minutes of Russian-sourced dance music by Glinka and all in vivacious, colourful and spatially well-upholstered recordings. Ballet recordings conducted by […]

June 3rd, 2013
Topic: Alto, Catalogue, Classical Catalogue, June 2013 Tags: , , ,

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
Topic: Alto, Catalogue, Classical Catalogue, June 2013 Tags: , ,

Britten: Simple Symphony ; Spring Symphony; Four Sea Interludes

Britten: Simple Symphony ; Spring Symphony; Four Sea Interludes Royal Opera House Orchestra / Britten I Musici / Felix Ayo Catalogue Number: ALC 1228 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: 1959/62 ADD, 75:06 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY (Spring Sym) “confirmed in my admiration by this, both technically and musically among the best things the […]

June 3rd, 2013
Topic: Alto, Catalogue, Classical Catalogue, June 2013 Tags: , ,

Sings Gershwin “Our Love is Here to Stay” (The Songbook)

Sings Gershwin “Our Love is Here to Stay” (The Songbook) Ella Fitzgerald with Nelson Riddle Orchestra Catalogue Number: ALN 1914 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: stereo 76:32 1959 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Once Ella joined Verve to be produced by the legendary Norman Granz, they embarked on the defining project of her career, […]

July 2nd, 2011
Topic: Alto, Catalogue, Nostalgia Catalogue Tags: , ,

Jacques Brel: Ne Me Quitte Pas (Two classic albums)

Jacques Brel: Ne Me Quitte Pas (Two classic albums) Jacques Brel with orchestras Andre Popp and Francois Rauber Catalogue Number: ALN 1913 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: stereo 57:41 1958/9 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “The Belgian Leonard Cohen” (Iconic poet-songwriter) “Over ensuing years Brel copyrights would find their way into the portfolios of […]

July 2nd, 2011
Topic: Alto, Catalogue, Nostalgia Catalogue Tags: , , ,

Music From The Films – Mantovani & His Orchestra

Music From The Films – Mantovani & His Orchestra Mantovani & His Orchestra Catalogue Number: ALN 1923 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: 74:30 Stereo 1955/60 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “In the new age of Hi-Fi stereo, no sound dominated the airwaves and turntables as much as the cascading strings and romantic arrangements of […]

July 2nd, 2011
Topic: Alto, Catalogue, Nostalgia Catalogue Tags: ,

Piotyr Tchaikovsky (1840-93)

Piotyr Tchaikovsky (1840-93) Manfred Symphony, Op.58 Overture in C minor (no Op.no)* Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Large Symphony Orchestra of the Ministry of Culture, Russian Federation *Moscow Symphony Orchestra Sergei Skripka Catalogue Number: ALC 1139 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: 68:45, DDD 1987/9 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY (of his previous Tchaikovsky recordings) “As I have […]

July 2nd, 2011
Topic: Alto, Catalogue, Classical Catalogue Tags: , , ,