Alto CD

Alfred Schnittke: Viola & Cello (no.1) Concertos

Alfred Schnittke: Viola & Cello (no.1) Concertos Yuri Bashmet (viola) Natalia Gutman (Cello) USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra Gennady Rozhdestvensky Catalogue Number: ALC 1311 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 77:44, DDD, 1986/7 Barcode: 5055354413117 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Both these especially lyrical works were composed specifically for (these) star players whose […]

November 5th, 2015
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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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Beethoven String Quartets Op.59 (1-3) ‘Razumovsky’ Op.74 ‘Harp’

Beethoven String Quartets Op.59 (1-3) ‘Razumovsky’ Op.74 ‘Harp’ The Lindsays Peter Cropper – violin; Ronald Birks – violin; Robin Ireland – viola; Bernard Gregor-Smith — cello Catalogue Number: ALC 2027 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: 2001/2 DDD, 143 mins CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “(They) open Op.59/I like a relaxed invitation … (their) nourishing […]

September 3rd, 2015
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Johannes Brahms String Sextets 1 & 2

Johannes Brahms String Sextets 1 & 2 The Lindsays Peter Cropper – violin; Ronald Birks – violin; Robin Ireland – viola; Bernard Gregor-Smith — cello with: Louise Williams – viola; Paul Watkins – cello Catalogue Number: ALC 1272 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 78:28 DDD 2004 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “(1st Sextet) […]

September 3rd, 2015
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Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No.2 / Souvenir de Florence (sextet)

Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No.2 / Souvenir de Florence (sextet) Borodin Quartet Mstislav Rostropovich (cello) Genrikh Talalyan (viola) Catalogue Number: ALC 1295 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: ADD, stereo 1965 69:07 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY ‘The Second Quartet in particular is a most memorable piece, with its first-movement fusion of song, dance and symphonic […]

June 15th, 2015
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Music for Viola & Piano

Music for Viola & Piano Yuri Bashmet & Sviatoslav Richter Catalogue Number: ALC 1186 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: 1985 DDD, 68:34 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “there is much to be said for the spareness of the contrast achieved by the alto stringed instrument alongside the piano in the more elegiac viola sonata. […]

June 1st, 2012
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