Alto CD

Richard Wagner (1813-83) Favourite Overtures and Preludes

Richard Wagner (1813-83) Favourite Overtures and Preludes Philharmonia Orchestra conductor Yuri Simonov Catalogue Number: ALC 1165 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: DDD, 68:14, 1989 “If you want a spectacular modern digital recording of Wagnerian orchestral excerpts, this is hard to beat…” (Penguin Guide 3 stars) “from the most exciting modern collection of Wagner’s “purple patches” […]

July 2nd, 2011
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Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47)

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47) Symphonies 3 & 4 (‘Scottish’, ‘Italian’) Philharmonia Orchestra Tamás Vásáry Catalogue Number: ALC 1140 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: DDD, 69:50, 1989 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “(This) celebrates Tamás Vásáry’s debut on record as a symphonic conductor, and it seems to me a great success….another case of a musician who […]

July 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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Mozart: Complete Horn Concertos and Fragments

Mozart: Complete Horn Concertos and Fragments Barry Tuckwell / Philharmonia Orchestra Catalog Number: ALC 1107 Number of Discs: 1 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Remains first choice for those wanting these works in a modern-instrument performance with first-class digital sound… moreover, unusually complete” — Penguin Guide [3 stars] Barry Tuckwell is one of the […]

June 2nd, 2011
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Chopin: Piano Concertos

Chopin: Piano Concertos Martino Tirimo Feodor Glushchenko Philharmonia Orchestra Catalogue Number: ALC 1096 Number of Discs: 1 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY ***”[Martino] Tirimo’s [recording of the Chopin piano concertos] ranks alongside Perahia and Zimerman… poetic feeling paramount. … [E]xquisite delicacy … spontanteity in every bar… musing reverie, scintillatingly alive… strong orchestral support and […]

June 2nd, 2011
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Prokofiev: Symphonies 5 & 1 “Classical”

Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 1 “Classical” & 5 Rudolf Barshai / Philharmonia Orchestra Catalogue Number: ALC 1086 Number of Discs: 1 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “This newcomer can hold its head high among any rivals; in terms of detail, presence and body, it is first class. The perspective is natural, the definition, particularly at […]

May 26th, 2011
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Wagner: Orchestral Favorites

Wagner   Orchestral Favorites Yuri Simonov / Philharmonia Orchestra Catalogue Number: ALC 1065 Number of Discs: 1 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY *** [3 stars] If you want a spectacular modern digital recording of Wagnerian orchestral excerpts, this is hard to beat!–Penguin Guide Bolt down your speakers! Yuri Simonov and the Philharmonia Orchestra unleash […]

May 25th, 2011
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