Alto CD

Beethoven Violin Concerto & Two Romances

Beethoven Violin Concerto & Two Romances Beethoven Wolfgang Schneiderhan Berlin Philharmonic Eugen Jochum David Oistrakh Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Eugene Goossens Catalogue Number: ALC 1350 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time, 62:25mins 1961/2 stereo Barcode: 5055354413506 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Schneiderhan’s version is amongst the greatest recordings: the serene spiritual beauty of the slow […]

February 3rd, 2017
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Our Christmas Sequence

Our Christmas Sequence St.Paul’s Cathedral Choir Royal Philharmonic Orchestra John Scott Catalogue Number: ALC 1325 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 68:17; DDD, 1992 Barcode: 5055354413254 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Few ‘standard carols’ but a disc to widen your choice of beautiful Christmas music including the magical ‘Christmas Sequence’, ‘Fantasy on Carols’ ‘Sussex […]

November 4th, 2016
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Pineapple Poll (Ballet) & Favourite Sullivan Overtures

Pineapple Poll (Ballet) & Favourite Sullivan Overtures Charles Mackerras Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Malcolm Sargent Pro Arte Orchestra Catalogue Number: ALC 1320 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Barcode: 5055354413209 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY (Poll): “This ebullient dish-up of Sullivan is played here with tremendous élan in the merry bits and delightful expressiveness in the […]

September 14th, 2016
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Edward Elgar: Variations on an original theme ‘Enigma’ Nursery Suite; Introduction & Allegro; March No.4

Edward Elgar: Variations on an original theme ‘Enigma’ Nursery Suite; Introduction & Allegro; March No.4 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Yehudi Menuhin Barry Wordsworth Catalogue Number: ALC 1285 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 75:00 DDD, 1994/5 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “From the iconic 1932 photo on the steps of Abbey Road with the Composer […]

September 3rd, 2015
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Chopin – Schumann – Liszt Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations, Dvorak Rondo

Chopin – Schumann – Liszt Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations, Dvorak Rondo Paul Tortelier (cello) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Sir Charles Groves Catalogue Number: ALC 1265 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 68:35 DDD 1988 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “this has a freshness and vitality that suggest Tortelier has pointedly re-studied the score … Tortelier’s playing […]

June 15th, 2015
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English Music for Strings

English Music for Strings Elgar- Britten – Vaughan Williams -Tippett Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Sir Charles Groves Catalogue Number: ALC 1291 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 75:47 DDD, 1989 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “With gloriously full and real recording, most beautiful string textures, this is one of Groves’s finest records…RPO players give deeply […]

April 3rd, 2015
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Peer Gynt Suites 1 & 2, Piano Concerto, 7 Lyric Pieces

Peer Gynt Suites 1 & 2, Piano Concerto, 7 Lyric Pieces Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Ronan O’Hora (pno) Mark Ermler (cond) James Judd (cond) Catalogue Number: ALC 1218 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 79:42 DDD 1998 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “in imagination and delicacy of feeling, combined with natural authoritative brilliance, this … […]

February 14th, 2014
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Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet Suites 1 & 2, Symphony No.1, Lieutenant Kije (suite)

Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet Suites 1 & 2, Symphony No.1, Lieutenant Kije (suite) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Yuri Simonov Catalogue Number: ALC 1258 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time, 71:43 32 bit digital, 1996 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “The Suites don’t conform to the order of their playing in the full ballet and often […]

February 14th, 2014
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Borodin: Symphony No. 2 in B minor; Overture “Prince Igor”; Polovtsian Dances: Polotvtsian March; In the steppes of Central Asia

Borodin: Symphony No. 2 in B minor; Overture “Prince Igor”; Polovtsian Dances: Polotvtsian March; In the steppes of Central Asia Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Ole Schmidt Catalogue Number: ALC 1215 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 65:16 DDD 1996 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Too long neglected on disc, (his excellent Nielsen symphonies now also […]

November 4th, 2013
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Movie Magic: Epics & Westerns

Movie Magic: Epics & Westerns Carl Davis Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Catalogue Number: ALC 1934 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: DDD, 1996 Time: 78:36 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY [1] 2001: A Space Odyssey (Richard Strauss: “Also sprach Zarathustra”) 1:54 [2] Love Story (Where Do I Begin?) (Francis Lai) 5:40 [3] Lara’s Theme / Somewhere My […]

September 3rd, 2012
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Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5

Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Sir Charles Mackerras (1-4); Ole Schmidt (5-7) Catalogue Number: ALC 1189 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: DDD, 72:21, 1994/6 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “eminently recommendable account of Sibelius’s Second…. good, well-chosen tempos and no want of tenderness at the Andante sostenuto theme…. Mackerras holds […]

February 2nd, 2012
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Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 / Karelia Suite / The Swan of Tuonela / Finlandia

Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 / Karelia Suite / The Swan of Tuonela / Finlandia Sir Alexander Gibson / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Catalogue Number: ALC 1089 Number of Discs: 1 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “The new recording on Collins by Sir Alexander Gibson (a Sibelius specialist) … is easily his best version and can […]

June 2nd, 2011
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