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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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Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos 1 & 2

Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos 1 & 2 Capriccio Brillante in B minor Op. 22 Rondo Brillante in E flat major, Op. 29 Serenade & Allegro Giocoso in B minor Op. 43 Rudolf Serkin Philadelphia Orchestra Eugene Ormandy Rena Kyriakou Pro Musica Symphony, Vienna Hans Swarovsky Catalogue Number: ALC 1319 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time, 77:41mins […]

February 8th, 2016
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Mozart: The Two Piano Quartets K478, K493

Mozart: The Two Piano Quartets K478, K493 The Nash Ensemble (Marianne Thorsen – violin Lawrence Power – viola Paul Watkins – cello lan Brown – piano) Catalogue Number: ALC 1304 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: 66:40; DDD 2005/6 Barcode: 5055354413049 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Mozart’s piano quartets, sharply contrasted, are among the finest […]

November 5th, 2015
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Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-75) 24 Preludes & Fugues, Op.87

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-75) 24 Preludes & Fugues, Op.87 Tatiana Nikolayeva, piano Catalogue Number: ALC 2507 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: DDD 168:23 1987 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “..the first choice must inevitably be Nikolayeva.. the “onlie begetter” as it were…Her reading has enormous concentration and a natural authority that is majestic … wisdom […]

April 3rd, 2015
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