Alto CD

Ashkenazy plays Chopin, Rachmaninov, Liszt, & Prokofiev

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Ashkenazy plays Chopin, Rachmaninov, Liszt, & Prokofiev Vladimir Ashkenazy Catalogue Number: ALC 1381 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 77:34 stereo 1961/2 Barcode: 5055354413810 Price (trade): £6.99 “Ashkenazy was in his early twenties when he set down these recordings … It’s inevitable that this evinces youthful fire but it’s accompanied […]

September 2nd, 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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Tchaikovsky Piano Recital

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Tchaikovsky Piano Recital Sviatoslav Richter Catalogue Number: ALC 1393 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Barcode: 5055354413933 “Richter given first-class modern digital sound, and on top technical form…playing of consistent poetry…charming nostalgia…first recommendation for Tchaikovsky’s piano music”( © Penguin Guide 3*) “breathtaking, inspiring artistry” (Gramophone) 1.       Nocturne in F major, Op.10 […]

February 5th, 2018
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Debussy: 20 Favourites for Piano

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Debussy: 20 Favourites for Piano Martino Tirimo Catalogue Number: ALC 1364 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 78:24, DDD 1988/91 Barcode: 5055354413643 “this may yet prove to be one of the finest Debussy cycles on record” “Tirimo has a quite exceptional temperamental affinity … (he takes) us into Debussy’s world […]

November 2nd, 2017
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Tchaikovsky & Sibelius Violin Concertos Tchaikovsky ‘Meditation’ from ‘Souvenir d’un Lieu Cher’

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Tchaikovsky & Sibelius Violin Concertos Tchaikovsky ‘Meditation’ from ‘Souvenir d’un Lieu Cher’ David Oistrakh (violin) Philadelphia Orchestra Eugene Ormandy Vladimir Yampolsky (piano) Catalogue Number: ALC 1354 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 75:06, ADD, 1961/62 Barcode: 5055354413544 (Tchaikovsky) “warm, relaxed and romantic, has the right degree of restraint in the […]

November 2nd, 2017
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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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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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Zdeněk Fibich: Piano Music (Moods, Impressions, Reminiscences; Studies of Paintings)

Zdeněk Fibich: Piano Music (Moods, Impressions, Reminiscences; Studies of Paintings) Radoslav Kvapil Catalogue Number: ALC 1351 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 70:20; DDD, 1993 Barcode: 5055354413513 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “these vignettes (“Moods” etc, selection) are touching … and spring from a love affair … most are full of strong poetic feeling […]

April 14th, 2017
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Tchaikovsky: Grand Sonata Op.37 & Children’s Album Op.39

Tchaikovsky: Grand Sonata Op.37 & Children’s Album Op.39 Mikhail Pletnev (piano) Catalogue Number: ALC 1343 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 62:30, DDD, 1989 Barcode: 5055354413438 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Tchaikovsky wrote the Children’s Album and the Op.37 Sonata at the same time,b and they’re so different. It amazes me that these are […]

April 14th, 2017
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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 12, 17, 22, 23 (includes ‘Funeral March’ ‘Tempest’ ‘Appassionata’)

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 12, 17, 22, 23 (includes ‘Funeral March’ ‘Tempest’ ‘Appassionata’) Sviatoslav Richter piano Catalogue Number: ALC 1326 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 76:44, stereo 1960/61 studio recordings USA Barcode: 5055354413261 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “(No.17) Richter makes the most of possibilities of contrast. He plays the opening extremely slowly […]

November 4th, 2016
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Edvard Grieg: Lyric Pieces

Edvard Grieg: Lyric Pieces Mikhail Pletnev, piano Catalogue Number: ALC 1330 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: DDD, 69:36 Moscow 1986/88 Barcode: 5055354413308 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “this masterly recital … contains playing of great poetic feeling and sensibility .. Bell-Ringing has a remarkable range of colour and dynamics … there are many (other) […]

November 4th, 2016
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Edward Elgar: Piano Quintet; Spanish Lady Suite La Capricieuse; Elegy; Serenade Op.20

Edward Elgar: Piano Quintet; Spanish Lady Suite La Capricieuse; Elegy; Serenade Op.20 The Schubert Ensemble / Academy of St.Martin in-the-Fields / Neville Marriner / Royal Ballet Sinfonia / Gavin Sutherland Catalogue Number: ALC 1321 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 70:00 DDD, 1989-2001 Barcode: 5055354413216 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “The meat in this […]

April 4th, 2016
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