Alto CD

Alfred Schnittke: Concerto Grosso 1, 2

Alfred Schnittke: Concerto Grosso 1, 2 Tatiana Grindenko (violin) Moscow Philharmonic Soloists Yuri Bashmet Oleg Kagan (violin) Natalia Gutman (cello) USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Catalogue Number: ALC 1341 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 61:54, stereo 1986/8 Barcode: 5055354413414 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY (C.G No.1) “This is a special […]

April 14th, 2017
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Prokofiev: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 Five Pieces from Cinderella

Prokofiev: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 Five Pieces from Cinderella (with Vladimir Yampolsky Tr.7-11) Catalogue Number: ALC 1318 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: ADD, 1959/62 Time 65:00 Barcode: 5055354413186 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Oistrakh’s (2nd) has never been surpassed … a beautifully balanced reading which lays stress on the lyricism; the orchestral […]

April 4th, 2016
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Beethoven: 33 Variations on a Waltz Theme by Diabelli / Mozart Violin Sonata K 379

Beethoven: 33 Variations on a Waltz Theme by Diabelli / Mozart Violin Sonata K 379 Sviatoslav Richter (Mozart also with Oleg Kagan violin) Catalogue Number: ALC 1310 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 74:51 DDD 1988-82 Barcode: 5055354413100 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Diabelli was overwhelmed by the work submitted by Beethoven which quite […]

February 8th, 2016
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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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Miklós Rózsa: Cello Concerto; Sinfonia Concertante

Miklós Rózsa: Cello Concerto; Sinfonia Concertante Raphael Wallfisch – cello Philippe Graffin – violin BBC Concert Orchestra Barry Wordsworth Catalogue Number: ALC 1274 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: DDD, 2005: time 62:26 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “(Cello Concerto) composed for Janós Starker, it is not hard to see the appeal. Unlike many film […]

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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Khachaturian: Violin & Piano Concertos

Khachaturian: Violin & Piano Concertos Boris Gutnikov (vln) USSR Large S.O / Konstantin Ivanov Annette Servadei (pno) London Philharmonic Orc. Joseph Giunta Catalogue Number: ALC 1255 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: ADD/DDD 73:47 1981/7 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY Piano Concerto: previously on Hyperion) “She is nimble-fingered, clearly revelling in the showy passage-work of […]

April 1st, 2014
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Britten: Piano & Violin Concertos

Britten: Piano & Violin Concertos Annette Servadei, piano London Philharmonic Orchestra, Joseph Giunta Sergej Azizian, violin Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä Catalogue Number: ALC 1152 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: DDD, 69:01, 1987/96 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “with good well-balanced recording Servadei gives a strong dedicated muscular performance…..particularly impressive in the hushed and […]

February 2nd, 2012
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Kodály: Works for Cello and Violin

Kodály: Works for Cello and Violin Karine Georgian (cello) Marco Rizzi (violin) Catalogue Number: ALC 1138 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: 62:04, DDD, 2009 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7 [1] Allegro serioso, non troppo 8:28 [2] Adagio 7:03 [3] Maestoso e largamente, ma non troppo lento – […]

July 2nd, 2011
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Paganini Complete Caprices for violin

Paganini Complete Caprices for violin PLUS “Caprice d’adieu” Ruggiero Ricci, violin Catalogue Number: ALC 1077 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: ADD, 1975 68:18 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Ricci was, indeed, the first to perform and record them complete…. any violinist would be proud to play with Ricci’s brilliance…. he bring(s) some very special […]

July 2nd, 2011
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Beethoven Piano Trios: Op.70/1 “Ghost” & Op.97 “Archduke”

Beethoven Piano Trios: Op.70/1 “Ghost” & Op.97 “Archduke” Trio Zingara Annette Cole piano Elizabeth Layton violin Felix Schmidt cello Catalogue Number: ALC 1141 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: 70:54 DDD, 1989/91 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “This has to be one of the most enjoyable Archdukes to appear in a long time…..The first movement […]

July 2nd, 2011
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Walton: Symphony No. 1 / Violin Concerto

Walton: Symphony No. 1 / Violin Concerto Louis Frémaux / Philharmonia Orchestra / Salvatore Accardo / Richard Hickox / London Symphony Orchestra Catalog Number: ALC 1130 Number of Discs: 1 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Hickox and Accardo take their time most satisfyingly in the dreamy ostinato in the middle movement making the zest […]

June 2nd, 2011
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