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Alfred Deller - Campion, Purcel,l Buxtehude cover
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DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE / THOMAS CAMPION / HENRY PURCELL / etc
Alfred Deller - Campion, Purcel,l Buxtehude
Alfred Deller (counter-tenor), with Maurice Bevan (bass-baritone), Desmond Dupre (lute), etc
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / CD - released 6/Sep/2019 ]
For music-lovers who grew up between the 1950s and the 1970s, Alfred Deller (1912-1979) was the embodiment of the countertenor voice, just as Segovia was the guitar and Casals was the cello. Many who heard his earliest LPs will have applauded the...
The Bel Canto Violin Vol 5 cover
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EDWARD ELGAR / MAX BRUCH / ARTHUR BLISS
The Bel Canto Violin Vol 5
Alfredo Campoli (violin) / London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adian Boult, Arthur Bliss
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 2 CD - released 1/Feb/2018 ]
One of the most significant violinists in gramophone history, Alfredo Campoli enjoyed tremendous success in the 1930s as a purveyor of light music, both in concerts with his own salon orchestra and on Decca. A series of six 2CD reissues from...
Emil Gilels plays Chopin cover
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CHOPIN
Emil Gilels plays Chopin
Emil Gilels (piano)
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / CD - released 20/Jul/2016 ]
"richly eloquent and beautiful' [Sonata No. 3] … 'The Polonaises combine warmth with sturdiness … The disc is exemplary in quality of recorded sound" (Gramophone)
El amor brujo / Noches en los jardines de Espana (with works by Granados & Ravel) cover
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MANUEL de FALLA
El amor brujo / Noches en los jardines de Espana (with works by Granados & Ravel)
Alicia de Larrocha (piano) / London Philharmonic, New Philharmonia, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, with Nati Mistral (contralto)
[ Decca SBS Australian Eloquence / CD - released 1/Aug/2014 ]
"beautifully clean and fresh … the warm acoustic is put to excellent use. The texture is open and there is an agreeable bloom on the strings." Gramophone Magazine (Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain)
Concertos from Spain cover
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ALBENIZ / TURINA / MONTSALVATORE / SURINACH
Concertos from Spain
Alicia de Larrocha (piano) / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos
[ Decca SBS Australian Eloquence / CD - released 12/Dec/2009 ]
In 1977 Decca released an LP entitled 'Concertos from Spain' which coupled two contemporary piano concertos - those by Montsalvatge (Concerto Breve, written for Alicia de Larrocha) and Surinach's Piano Concerto. The Surinach - a kind of Spanish...
Mozart: Piano Sonatas (with Haydn - Adante & Variations; Piano Concerto in D) cover
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W. A. MOZART
Mozart: Piano Sonatas (with Haydn - Adante & Variations; Piano Concerto in D)
Alicia de Larrocha (piano) with London Sinfonietta, David Zinman
[ SBS Decca Australian Eloquence / 3 CD Box Set - released 10/Apr/2014 ]
'[Larrocha] plays the Mozart sonatas with great authority and conviction." Gramophone
Violin Concerto No 4 & 5 (with Saint-Saens-Violin Concerto No. 3) cover
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HENRI VIEUXTEMPS
Violin Concerto No 4 & 5 (with Saint-Saens-Violin Concerto No. 3)
Arthur Grumiaux (violin) Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux, Manuel Rosenthal
[ Decca SBS Australian Eloquence / CD - released 1/Aug/2007 ]
'The late Arthur Grumiaux is reserved, stylish, infallible in technique, and also ready at moments to lift the heart of a listener by some magical turn of phrase, or by a momentary fall of light on his most beautiful tone.' (Saint Saëns) Gramophone
Horn Concertos & other works cover
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W. A. MOZART
Horn Concertos & other works
Barry Tuckwell (horn & conductor) / English Chamber Orchestra, with Sheila Armstrong (soprano)
[ SBS Decca Australian Eloquence / 2 CD - released 1/Sep/2013 ]
"This is a double celebration: of Mozart and of Barry Tuckwell's artistry … A superlative box." (Hi-Fi News)
Dvorak: Piano Quartets Nos 1 & 2 cover
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ANTONIN DVORAK
Dvorak: Piano Quartets Nos 1 & 2
Beaux Arts Trio with Walter Trampler (viola).
[ Philips SBS Australian Eloquence / CD - released 1/Feb/2006 ]
"The Beaux Arts Trio plus Walter Trampler deliver a fine performance, with their typically excellent ensemble balance and a particularly flowing and cogent account of the magnificent central variation movement [of the First Piano Quartet]" -...
Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 34, 39, 40 / Eine kleine Nachtmusik / etc cover
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W. A. MOZART
Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 34, 39, 40 / Eine kleine Nachtmusik / etc
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano) / Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 2 CD - released 10/Jul/2019 ]
Zubin Mehta was one of Decca's stars in the 1960s and 1970s, known more for his recordings of 19th and 20th-century repertoire than of the 18th. Yet, he has long had an abiding love for Mozart and conducts his symphonic and operatic music on a...
Handel: Arias cover
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GEORG FRIDERIC HANDEL
Handel: Arias
Bernadette Greevy (contralto), Joan Sutherland (soprano), William Herbert (tenor), Hervey Alan (bass), Forbes Robinson (bass)
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 2 CD - released 10/Dec/2017 ]
"An earlier generation of superb Handelians, led by Joan Sutherland, Bernadette Greevy's opulent contralto, William Herbert's textured tenor and the refulgent basses of Hervey Alan and Forbes Robinson." BBC Music
La Nilsson (arias and songs by Wagner, Weber, Beethoven, Gounod, etc) cover
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BIRGIT NILSSON
La Nilsson (arias and songs by Wagner, Weber, Beethoven, Gounod, etc)
Birgit Nilsson (soprano) / Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Sir Edward Downes (with Ake Leven, organ)
[ Decca ABC Australian Eloquence / CD - released 1/Sep/2008 ]
One of the greatest soprano legends of all time, Nilsson's 1963 Decca recital with Sir Edward Downes of popular opera arias by Wagner, Weber, Beethoven, et.al. has never been fully issued. Here it is on CD - issued complete for the first time and in...
Handel: Water Music / etc (with Mozart: Epistle Sonatas) cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Handel: Water Music / etc (with Mozart: Epistle Sonatas)
Boyd Neal Orchestra, Philomusica of London, Thurston Dart (organ & conductor)
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / CD - released 6/Sep/2019 ]
Handel orchestral favourites from the 1950s in a winning combination of old-school polish and unaffected stylistic refinement. With this and several other albums, Eloquence celebrates the art of Thurston Dart, the harpsichordist, conductor and...
Miserere - Sacred Choral Music cover
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ALLEGRI / TALLIS / GABRIELI / MONTEVERDI / PALESTRINA / etc
Miserere - Sacred Choral Music
Choir of Westminster Cathedral, Stephen Cleobury / Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Sir David Willcocks
[ SBS Decca Australian Eloquence / CD - released 23/May/2001 ]
A wonderful collection of meditative choral music, spearheaded by Allegri's ubiquitous Miserere and including works by other Renaissance composers, including the magnificent Spem in Alium by Thomas Tallis.
Facade / Siesta / Scapino Overture / Portsmouth Point Overture (with music by Bax & Bliss) cover
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WILLIAM WALTON
Facade / Siesta / Scapino Overture / Portsmouth Point Overture (with music by Bax & Bliss)
Dame Edith Sitwell and Sir Peter Pears (narrators), English Opera Group Ensemble, Anthony Collins / London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / CD - released 10/Nov/2010 ]
"As for the performance, it stands above all others since … must remain a classic to the end of time" Gramophone Magazine
Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina (complete opera recorded in 1969) cover
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MODEST MUSSORGSKY
Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina (complete opera recorded in 1969)
Drago Starc, Dušan Popović, Miroslav Čangalović, Melanija Bugarinović / Belgrade National Opera Chorus, Kreshimir Baranovich
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 3 CD Box Set - released 20/Aug/2018 ]
A first release on CD for the first recording in stereo (and entirely complete) of Mussorgsky's tragic chronicle of faith, rebellion and repression in 17th-century Russia.
An Elizabethan Songbook cover
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CAMPION / DOWLAND / MORLEY / BARTLETT / etc
An Elizabethan Songbook
Emma Kirkby (soprano) Anthony Rooley (lute)
[ Decca ABC Australian Eloquence / CD - released 27/Jul/2005 ]
"This a wonderful disc. Delightful songs. Kirkby's clear, pure voice complemented by Rooley's sympathetic lute accompaniment" (MusicWeb Dec 2005)
Exsultate, jubilate, KV165 / Regina coeli KV108 / etc cover
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W. A. MOZART
Exsultate, jubilate, KV165 / Regina coeli KV108 / etc
Emma Kirkby (soprano) / Westminster Cathedral Choir (Boys' Voices) Academy of Ancient Music. Christopher Hogwood
[ Decca ABC Australian Eloquence / CD - released 27/Jul/2005 ]
"This is a superb issue, and deserves wide circulation I can recommend it highly. The UK's loss is Australia's gain." (MusicWeb Aug 2005)
Bach: Magnificat / Cantata BWV 31 / Easter Oratorio cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: Magnificat / Cantata BWV 31 / Easter Oratorio
Fritz Wunderlich (tenor) Friederike Sailer (soprano) Margarete Bence (alto) August Messthaler (bass) / Stuttgarter Bach-Orchester, Marcel Couraud
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 2 CD - released 1/Jul/2019 ]
In 1957, Fritz Wunderlich together with colleagues Friederike Sailer, Margarete Bence and August Messthaler, set down complete versions of three Bach choral works - the Magnificat, the Cantata BWV 31 and the Easter Oratorio.
George London sings Wagner cover
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RICHARD WAGNER
George London sings Wagner
George London (bass-baritone) / Wiener Philharmoniker, Hans Knappertsbusch & Sir Georg Solti
[ Decca SBS Australian Eloquence / CD - released 1/Sep/2013 ]
" These are not merely good performances: they have that intense, imaginative re-recreation of the music which lifts them out of that category." (Gramophone)