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RECORDING OF THE MONTH I have a great enthusiasm for this, the last of Richard Strauss’ tone poems and have some dozen versions on my shelves. The latest addition to my collection was Jansons’ superb recording – his fourth –…Continue Reading

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Parnassus Records has made a significant addition to the discography of one of the greatest pianists in history, Soviet-era virtuoso Sviatoslav Richter. Producer and Richter authority Leslie Gerber spent several years seeking out and tracking down Richter’s earliest recordings, many…Continue Reading

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In 1988, London violin merchant Peter Biddulph launched his own premium CD label featuring historic recordings by great string virtuosos, pianists, and conductors. Biddulph Records rapidly achieved a reputation for excellence for its state-of-the-art transfers, informative liner notes, and visual…Continue Reading

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CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Poetry Album Robert Donat Alec Guinness Laurie Lee James Mason etc Catalogue Number: ALN 1958 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 77:53 stereo 1958/62 ‘Great voices always enhance our understanding and enjoyment of classic poetry’…Continue Reading

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CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay 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 (Borodin) “movement-by-movement comparison makes it clear…Continue Reading

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CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay 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:…Continue Reading

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CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Carl Nielsen: Overtures & Suites Odense Symphony Orchestra Tamás Vetö Catalogue Number: ALC 1306 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 67:38, 1988 DDD “you can relish this recommendable collection which concentrates on the lighter and…Continue Reading

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CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Willard White in Concert Willard White Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Carl Davis Catalogue Number: ALC 1305 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: DDD, 62:55 1998 / 9 “As one of the world’s leading bass baritones Willard White…Continue Reading

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CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Baroque Bohemia & Beyond: Vol VII* Jírovec – Neubauer – Dittersdorf Czech Chamber Philharmonic Petr Chromčák Catalogue Number: ALC 1301 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: DDD, 2015 64:58 * ALC 1251 ‘winter season’ was not…Continue Reading

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CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay 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 “(Cello Concerto) composed…Continue Reading