Alto CD

Shostakovich: Symphonies 1 & 3 (‘1st of May’)

Shostakovich: Symphonies 1 & 3 (‘1st of May’) USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Catalogue Number: ALC 1344 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 66:55, stereo 1984/5 Barcode: 5055354413445 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY (Sym.1) “a good performance, with a strong feeling of chamber music to it and a remarkable attention to […]

April 14th, 2017
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Great Russian String Quartets

Great Russian String Quartets Borodin Quartet (Borodin, Tchaikovsky) Shostakovich Quartet (Glazunov, Shostakovich) American String Quartet (Prokofiev) Catalogue Number: ALC 6006 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: DDD/ADD 1974-88 398 minutes CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY (Borodin) “movement-by-movement comparison makes it clear that …the Borodins win hands down … their internal balance at every point is […]

September 3rd, 2015
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Shostakovich (#1) & Myaskovsky Cello Concertos + Rococo Vars

Shostakovich (#1) & Myaskovsky Cello Concertos + Rococo Vars Mstislav Rostropovich Philadelphia/Ormandy Philharmonia/ Sargent Leningrad/ Rozhdestvensky Catalogue Number: ALC 1262 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 74:03 ADD 1957/61 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY (Shostakovich) ‘outstanding ‘cellist, with a poetry of expression matching an infallible technique, very well recorded … under the composer’s supervision’ […]

April 3rd, 2015
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Dmitri Shostakovich Great 6 Symphonies (4,5,7,8,10 & 15)

Dmitri Shostakovich Great 6 Symphonies (4,5,7,8,10 & 15) Catalogue Number: ALC 6004 Number of Discs: 6 Date/Runtime: 397.88 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY Dmitri Shostakovich Great 6 Symphonies (4,5,7,8,10 & 15) Disc A of ALC 6004 (62:02) Symphony No.4 in C minor West German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Köln (WDR) Conducted by Rudolf Barshai Symphony […]

January 7th, 2014
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Shostakovich Symphony No.8 in C minor, Op.65

Shostakovich Symphony No.8 Leningrad Philharmonic Yevgeny Mravinsky Catalogue Number: ALC 1150 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: 61:13, 1982 ADD CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY Mravinsky’s live recording of the Eighth is of capital importance, since it was he who gave the work its premiere ….It is a performance of extraordinary vehemence and power, vivid […]

August 25th, 2011
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Shostakovich: Complete String Quartets

Shostakovich: Complete String Quartets Shostakovich Quartet Catalogue Number: ALC 5002 Number of Discs: 5 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “(This Quartet)…bring a special intensity to this repertoire as well as an  effortless technical address, and tonal blend which gives their readings a strong claim on the collector’s allegiance. We have responded to their cycle […]

June 3rd, 2011
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Shostakovich: Symphony No.10

Shostakovich: Symphony No.10 Maxim Shostakovich London Symphony Orchestra Catalogue Number: ALC 1083 Number of Discs: 1 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Maxim Shostakovich eschews histrionic gesture; there is much quiet eloquence, grandeur of outline and an impressive gravity to his soberly measured account of the first movement. … The scherzo is massively weighty, brutal […]

May 26th, 2011
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Shostakovich: Symphony No.5 / “Gadfly” Suite

Shostakovich   Symphony No.5 / “Gadfly” Suite Maxim Shostakovich London Symphony Orchestra Catalogue Number: ALC 1067 Number of Discs: 1 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY Maxim Shostakovich leads the London Symphony Orchestra in powerful, characterful recordings of two of his father’s masterpieces – the witty, colorful musical portraits of The Gadfly, and the overwhelming […]

May 25th, 2011
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Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich Piano Trios

Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich Piano Trios Rosamunde Trio Martin Tirimo(piano) Ben Sayevich(violin) Daniel Veis(cello) Catalogue Number: ALC 1005 Number of Discs: 1 Time: 74:17 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Tchaikovsky’s Trio achieved considerable popularity during his lifetime and was played while he was visiting the USA in 1891…Some 2 years later this tribute to a […]

May 25th, 2011
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