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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...
Tchaikovsky / Stravinsky / Berg: Violin Concertos cover
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TCHAIKOVSKY / STRAVINSKY / BERG
Tchaikovsky / Stravinsky / Berg: Violin Concertos
Arthur Grumiaux (violin) / Royal Concertgebouw / Vienna Symphony / various conductors
[ Decca SBS Australian Eloquence / CD - released 1/Jun/2010 ]
"[The Berg is] a performance that should be on every serious collector's shelves, and coupled as it is with an equally outstanding performance of the Stravinsky plus a respectable performance of the Tchaikovsky, all at an absurdly low price, this...
Schumann: Symphonies 1 & 2 / Concertos / Manfred Overture cover
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ROBERT SCHUMANN
Schumann: Symphonies 1 & 2 / Concertos / Manfred Overture
Edmund Leloir (horn) Maurice Gendron (cello) Dinu Lipatti (piano) / L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / Ernest Ansermet
[ Decca SBS Australian Eloquence / 2 CD - released 12/Dec/2009 ]
"Gendron's performance is instinct with poetry, and, with Ansermet, he achieves a lucidity of expression which is very taking … artistic integrity and understanding which is utterly remarkable" Gramophone
Mendelssohn: Elijah, Op. 70 (complete oratorio recorded in 1954) cover
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FELIX MENDELSSOHN
Mendelssohn: Elijah, Op. 70 (complete oratorio recorded in 1954)
Jacqueline Delman, Norma Procter, George Maran / London Philharmonic Orchestra & Choir & Hampstead Parish Church Boys' Choir, Josef Krips
[ Decca SBS Australian Eloquence / 2 CD - released 1/Mar/2011 ]
"Boyce sings the part with studied beauty, as indeed do all the other soloists, and the chorus is in excellent form. Josef Krips sets them some rapid tempi here and there, but the result is lively and interesting … plenty of orchestral detail even in...
Brahms: Violin Concerto / Alto Rhapsody / Overtures cover
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JOHANNES BRAHMS
Brahms: Violin Concerto / Alto Rhapsody / Overtures
Arthur Grumiaux (violin) Aafje Heynis (contralto) / Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam / Eduard van Beinum
[ Decca SBS Australian Eloquence / CD - released 1/Jul/2010 ]
"(Aafje Heynis') This is lovely, spontaneous singing. When the chorus enter the radiant solo line is further enhanced, integrated yet free. A truly moving performance unerringly paced." Gramophone Magazine
Horn Concerto / 6 Minuets / Duo Concertante / netc cover
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MICHAEL HAYDN
Horn Concerto / 6 Minuets / Duo Concertante / netc
Barry Tuckwell (horn) Simon Preston (organ) / Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner
[ Decca SBS Australian Eloquence / CD - released 20/Feb/2012 ]
"The neatest of orchestral playing informs these performances: alert strings, restrained wind, and enterprising harpsichord" (Gramophone)
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé Suites Nos. 1 & 2 / Rapsodie Espagnole / etc cover
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MAURICE RAVEL
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé Suites Nos. 1 & 2 / Rapsodie Espagnole / etc
Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink
[ Decca SBS Australian Eloquence / CD - released 1/Jun/2010 ]
"Of course, these new performances have many rivals, some of them very fine, that have long been established in the catalogue, but few of them can match the clinging air of nocturnal mystery which Haitink gives to the "Prelude" of Rapsodie espagnole,...
Maynard - The XII Wonders of the World (with Character songs by Campion, Hume, etc) cover
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JOHN MAYNARD
Maynard - The XII Wonders of the World (with Character songs by Campion, Hume, etc)
Consort of Musicke, Anthony Rooley
[ Australian Decca SBS Eloquence / CD - released 10/Oct/2010 ]
"...the singing is most attractive, the accompaniments rhythmically supportive, the recording clear and efficient" Gramophone Magazine
Ward - The First Set of English Madrigals / Four Fantasias for Viols cover
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JOHN WARD
Ward - The First Set of English Madrigals / Four Fantasias for Viols
Consort of Musicke, Anthony Rooley
[ Australian Decca SBS Eloquence / 2 CD - released 10/Oct/2010 ]
"To hear such expressive singing and to encounter Emma Kirkby and Evelyn Tubb as well as Joseph Cornwell and Richard Wistreich in their prime and freshness is unbeatable. Anthony Rooley's own contribution cannot be underestimated." Bargain of the...
Pastoral Dialogues cover
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JONES / DOWLAND / JOHNSON / d'INDIA / LAWES / etc
Pastoral Dialogues
Emma Kirkby (soprano) David Thomas (bass) Anthony Rooley (lute)
[ Decca SBS Australian Eloquence / CD - released 10/Apr/2011 ]
This collection gathers together some of the most delectable of 17th century duets both from England as well as from Italy. Any Emma Kirkby recording is an event, and this reissue, making its first appearance on CD, will be no exception.
Raymond Leppard conducts Rameau & Charpentier cover
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RAMEAU / CHARPENTIER / GRETRY
Raymond Leppard conducts Rameau & Charpentier
English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard
[ Decca SBS Australian Eloquence / CD - released 1/Feb/2011 ]
'Performances are excellent … Leppard splendidly catches the sense of wilfulness and quirky brilliance which lends his music its special colour' [Rameau] Gramophone
The Best of Puccini (Incls 'O mio babbino caro' & 'E lucevan le stelle') cover
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PUCCINI
The Best of Puccini (Incls 'O mio babbino caro' & 'E lucevan le stelle')
Gieuseppe di Stefano, Carlo Bergonzi, Joan Sutherland, Renato Cesari, Maria Chiari, and others
[ Decca SBS Eloquence / CD - released 14/Apr/1994 ]
This anthology brings together favourite arias and ensemble pieces from Puccini's operas. All the most famous are represented - Boheme, Butterfly, Tosca, Gianni Schicchi - and the performers include many of the greatest operatic stars
Overtures / Bassoon Concerto in F cover
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WEBER
Overtures / Bassoon Concerto in F
Henri Helaerts (bassoon) / L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / Ernest Ansermet
[ Decca SBS Australian Eloquence / CD - released 1/Jul/2010 ]
"Ansermet is always successful with Weber's allegros by reason of his orchestra's lively playing and his own sense of buoyant rhythm… sheer pleasure, especially the sense of enjoyment in the playing of Preciosa and the remarkably deft performance of...
The Symphonies Vol 1: Nos 1 - 4 & 8 "Unfinished" cover
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SCHUBERT
The Symphonies Vol 1: Nos 1 - 4 & 8 "Unfinished"
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta
[ Decca SBS Australian Eloquence / 2 CD - released 1/Jul/2011 ]
"Mehta secures neat, articulate, musically fluent performances from his Israeli orchestra and the Decca engineers reproduce them with admirable lucidity and absence of fuss" (Gramophone on 4 & 8)
The Symphonies Vol 2: Nos 5, 6 & 9 / Rosamunde [excerpts] cover
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SCHUBERT
The Symphonies Vol 2: Nos 5, 6 & 9 / Rosamunde [excerpts]
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta
[ Decca SBS Australian Eloquence / 2 CD - released 1/Jul/2011 ]
"This is a sunny performance, well-paced and well-sprung, with Mehta providing a distinctive and sympathetic answer to all the many interpretative questions which make this arguably the most problematic of standard symphonies" (Gramophone on...
The Flagstad Recitals Vol 4: Songs for Sunday - Sacred Arias cover
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BACH / HANDEL
The Flagstad Recitals Vol 4: Songs for Sunday - Sacred Arias
Kirsten Flagstad (soprano) / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Adrian Boult
[ Decca SBS Eloquence / 2 CD - released 12/Dec/2009 ]
"(The) Handel arias are definitely worth a listen and the contents give further evidence of Kirsten Flagstad's comprehensive repertoire." (MusicWeb Jan 2010)
Kirsten Flagstad sings Norwegian Hymns cover
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TRADITIONAL
Kirsten Flagstad sings Norwegian Hymns
Kirsten Flagstad (soprano) Sigvard Fotland (piano)
[ Decca SBS Eloquence / 2 CD - released 12/Dec/2009 ]
These concerts were the result of radio broadcasts and recordings of Norwegian hymns - or, more accurately (in some cases, anyway), hymns sung in the Norwegian language - that were made over the course of three days in September 1956.
Piano Sonatas [2 CD set] cover
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CLEMENTI
Piano Sonatas [2 CD set]
Lamar Crowson (piano)
[ Decca SBS Eloquence / 2 CD - released 1/May/2010 ]
'Lamar Crowson plays splendidly. He is accurate, fleet of finger, as expressive as the music allows and always decisive … Clementi clearly has a powerful advocate in Mr. Crowson.' Gramophone
Scheherazade, Op. 35 / Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34 cover
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RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
Scheherazade, Op. 35 / Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34
Sydney Harth (violin) / Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta
[ Australian Decca SBS Eloquence / CD - released 14/Feb/2001 ]
Two classic works now reissued at a very special price