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Schubert: Trout Quintet; Arpeggione Sonata; Quartettsatz / Daniil Shafran, cello; Sviatoslav Richter, piano
Schubert: Trout Quintet; Arpeggione Sonata; Quartettsatz / Daniil Shafran, cello; Sviatoslav Richter, piano

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2015-05-26

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Ensemble: Borodin Quartet; Tokyo Quartet

This 'Trout' is superbly first-rate, a 3 Star-rated recording by Penguin, featuring members of the Borodin Quartet and the incomparable Sviatoslav Richter. It is here...continue...
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Shostakovich: 24 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87 / Tatiana Nikolayeva, piano
Shostakovich: 24 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87 / Tatiana Nikolayeva, piano

3 CD / Musical Concepts / 2015-05-26


Tatiana Nikolayeva's virtuosic brilliance was noted from a very early age, entering the Moscow Conservatory at age 13, and later winning the International Bach Competition....continue...
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English Music for Strings - Elgar: Serenade for strings; Britten: 'Bridge' Variations; Vaughan Williams: Tallis Fantasia; Tippett: Corelli Fantasia / Royal PO, Groves
English Music for Strings - Elgar: Serenade for strings; Britten: 'Bridge' Variations; Vaughan Williams: Tallis Fantasia; Tippett: Corelli Fantasia / Royal PO, Groves

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2015-05-26

Conductors: Groves, Charles
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Sir Charles Groves was one of the most accomplished English conductors of the latter 20th century, with major posts at Bournemouth, the Royal Liverpool, and...continue...
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Haydn: Oxford & London Symphonies; Mozart: Paris Symphony / Sir Charles Groves, English Sinfonia
Haydn: Oxford & London Symphonies; Mozart: Paris Symphony / Sir Charles Groves, English Sinfonia

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2015-05-26

Conductors: Groves, Charles
Ensemble: English Sinfonia

In 1791, Franz Joseph Haydn was awarded an honorary doctorate at Oxford and conducted a special performance of his most recent symphony (No. 92), which...continue...
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Haydn: Stabat Mater / Christ Church Cathedral Choir Oxford, Stephen Darlington
Haydn: Stabat Mater / Christ Church Cathedral Choir Oxford, Stephen Darlington

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2015-05-26


Stabat Mater was the first of Haydn's vocal works to achieve an international reputation. It is here presented in its entirety, in a recording that...continue...
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Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 (unedited) in E minor, Op. 27 / London SO, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 (unedited) in E minor, Op. 27 / London SO, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2015-03-31

Conductors: Rozhdestvensky, Gennadi
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

Rozhdestvensky and the LSO perform one of the most notable recordings of Rachmaninov's second symphony, receiving lavish praise from major review publications. This is the...continue...
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Tartini: Devil's Trill Sonata; Violin Concertos D. 12, D. 51, D. 80, D. 115 / David Oistrakh, violin; Lev Oborin, piano; Orch. de L'Auvergne
Tartini: Devil's Trill Sonata; Violin Concertos D. 12, D. 51, D. 80, D. 115 / David Oistrakh, violin; Lev Oborin, piano; Orch. de L'Auvergne

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2015-03-31

Conductors: Beek, Arie van
Ensemble: Orchestre de L'Auvergne

Baroque violinist and composer Giuseppe Tartini is rightly best known for his masterpiece sonata `The Devil's Trill,` a work which is still considered extremely difficult...continue...
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Nikolai Myaskovsky (1881-1950): Complete Piano Sonatas / Murray McLachlan, piano [3 CDs]
Nikolai Myaskovsky (1881-1950): Complete Piano Sonatas / Murray McLachlan, piano [3 CDs]

3 CD / Musical Concepts / 2015-03-31


Scottish pianist Murray McLachlan has attracted lavish praise throughout his career, with numerous rave reviews by Gramophone and Penguin, and is especially renowned as an...continue...
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Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; Khovanshchina Prelude; Stravinsky: Petrushka (1911) / Charles Mackerras, London SO; New Philharmonia Orch.
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; Khovanshchina Prelude; Stravinsky: Petrushka (1911) / Charles Mackerras, London SO; New Philharmonia Orch.

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2015-03-31

Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra; New Philharmonia Orchestra

Two landmarks of Russian music on one album! Mussorgsky's masterpiece suite, originally a work for solo piano (later orchestrated by Ravel), is presented complete, and...continue...
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Carl Nielsen: The Concertos / Saeka Matsuyama, violin; John McCaw, clarinet; Jennifer Stinton, flute
Carl Nielsen: The Concertos / Saeka Matsuyama, violin; John McCaw, clarinet; Jennifer Stinton, flute

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2015-03-31

Conductors: Wagner, Jan; Leppard, Raymond; Bedford, Steuart
Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra; Odense Symphony Orchestra; Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Denmark's greatest composer, Carl Nielsen is best known for his symphonie (released on Alto in 2015, ALC 2505) and his three concertos. This album presents...continue...
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Lusty Broadside Ballads & Playford Dances from 17th Century England / City Waites, Lucie Skeaping
Lusty Broadside Ballads & Playford Dances from 17th Century England / City Waites, Lucie Skeaping

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2015-03-31

Works: John Playford: Bobbing Joe; Merry, Merry Milkmaids; The English Dancing Master; The Northern Lasse's Lamentation; Thomas Ravenscroft: Brooms for Old Shoes, song; We be soldiers three, madrigal; There...
Performers: Chatterley, Dave; Gammie, Ian; Jeffrey, Robin; Sargeant, Mike
Conductors: Skeaping, Lucie
Ensemble: City Waites

Early music ensemble City Waites are authorities in the vernacular music of the taverns and countryside of 16th and 17th century England, with informed performances...continue...
Recording information: Aosis Studio, Chalk Farm, London (1992); The Premises, Hackney (1992); Aosis Studio, Chalk Farm, London (1995); The Premises, Hackney (1995).

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American Album for Flute - works by Muczynski, Hanson, Copland, Barber, Richard Lane / Jennifer Stinton, flute; Malcolm Martineau, piano
American Album for Flute - works by Muczynski, Hanson, Copland, Barber, Richard Lane / Jennifer Stinton, flute; Malcolm Martineau, piano

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2015-01-20


Jennifer Stinton, one of Britain's most acclaimed flautists, is accompanied by pianist Malcolm Martineau on this highly pleasurable album of contemporary American works for the...continue...
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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas No. 14 'Moonlight'; No. 23 'Appassionata', No. 13 Op. 27; No. 25 Op. 79 / Radoslav Kvapil, piano
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas No. 14 'Moonlight'; No. 23 'Appassionata', No. 13 Op. 27; No. 25 Op. 79 / Radoslav Kvapil, piano

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2015-01-20


Brand new recordings of four of Beethoven's most beloved works for solo piano. Radoslav Kvapil's numerous previous releases for Musical Concepts and Alto have been...continue...
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Classics for Choir - Barber: Agnus Dei; Allegri: Miserere and many other popular works / Trinity College Choir, Marlow
Classics for Choir - Barber: Agnus Dei; Allegri: Miserere and many other popular works / Trinity College Choir, Marlow

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2015-01-20

Conductors: Marlow, Richard
Ensemble: Choir of Trinity College Cambridge

Sixteen all-time choral favourites, performances excellently reviewed. Highlights include: Agnus Dei (Barber), Miserere (Allegri), Ave Maria (Schubert), Panis Angelicus (Franck), In Paradisum (Faure, ...continue...
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Debussy: La Mer; Nocturnes; Prélude a L'Apres-midi d'une Faune / London SO, Frubeck de Burgos
Debussy: La Mer; Nocturnes; Prélude a L'Apres-midi d'une Faune / London SO, Frubeck de Burgos

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2015-01-20

Conductors: Frubeck de Burgos, Rafael
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

Up until his sudden death at age 80 in 2014, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos was one of the most prolific conductors of the last half-century,...continue...
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Fauré: Piano Selection - Nocturnes, Impromptu, Barcarolles, Valse-Caprice / Kathryn Stott, piano
Fauré: Piano Selection - Nocturnes, Impromptu, Barcarolles, Valse-Caprice / Kathryn Stott, piano

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2015-01-20


An exceptionally versatile pianist, Kathryn Stott is most at home with the French classics. Her style has been described by Grove as `marked by a...continue...
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J.S. Bach: The Six Motets, BWV 225 - 230 / Trinity College Choir, Marlow
J.S. Bach: The Six Motets, BWV 225 - 230 / Trinity College Choir, Marlow

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2015-01-20

Conductors: Marlow, Richard
Ensemble: Choir of Trinity College Cambridge

One of the finest choirs in England here presents an astounding recording of Bach's Motets. These are among Bach's most demanding vocal works and represent...continue...
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Erik Satie: Album for Piano - Trois Gymnopédies; Sonate Bureaucratique; Sports et Divertissements et al. / Peter Dickinson, piano
Erik Satie: Album for Piano - Trois Gymnopédies; Sonate Bureaucratique; Sports et Divertissements et al. / Peter Dickinson, piano

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2015-01-20


Offered for the first on on budget CD, Peter Dickinson's recital of many of Satie's masterworks for piano. Highly recommended by Penguin Guide, and a...continue...
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Rachmaninoff: Complete Symphonies & Concertos, plus Isle of the Dead; Symphonic Dances; 'Paganini' Rhapsody / Richter, Janis, Michelangeli
Rachmaninoff: Complete Symphonies & Concertos, plus Isle of the Dead; Symphonic Dances; 'Paganini' Rhapsody / Richter, Janis, Michelangeli

6 CD / Musical Concepts / 2015-01-20

Conductors: Kogan, Pavel; Rozhdestvensky, Gennadi
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra; Moscow State Symphony

A complete collection of Sergei Rachmaninov's symphonies (Nos. 1-3, `The Bells,` `Youth` Symphony) and Piano Concertos (Nos. 1-4 and Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini)....continue...
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Christmas Carols from Oxford / Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford; John Harper
Christmas Carols from Oxford / Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford; John Harper

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2014-11-04

Conductors: Harper, John
Ensemble: Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford
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Jewels of Russian Ballet: 22 popular highlights by Drigo, Glazunov, Khachaturian, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky / Royal OH Covent Garden Orch.
Jewels of Russian Ballet: 22 popular highlights by Drigo, Glazunov, Khachaturian, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky / Royal OH Covent Garden Orch.

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2014-10-28

Conductors: Ermler, Mark; Wordsworth, Barry
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden

A Gramophone-praised collection of Russian ballet favorites performed and recorded marvelously! Contains: Stravinsky (Firebird); Khachaturian (Spartacus, Gayeneh); Prokofiev (Cinderella, Romeo and Jul...continue...
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Ravel: Piano Music - Gaspard de la Nuit; Pavane for a dead princess; Tombeau de Couperin; Jeaux d'eux; Sonatine / Kathryn Stott, piano
Ravel: Piano Music - Gaspard de la Nuit; Pavane for a dead princess; Tombeau de Couperin; Jeaux d'eux; Sonatine / Kathryn Stott, piano

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2014-10-28


Acclaimed pianist Kathryn Stott is an authority in French piano music, particularly that of Ravel. This exquisite collection features superb performances of Le Tombeau de...continue...
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Victoria: Easter Week Lamentations & Responsories / Choir of Trinity College, Marlow
Victoria: Easter Week Lamentations & Responsories / Choir of Trinity College, Marlow

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2014-10-28

Conductors: Marlow, Richard
Ensemble: Choir of Trinity College Cambridge

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The nine Second Nocturn responsories are sung, each group prefaced by Victoria's complementary polyphonic 'Lamentation'. Whereas the responsories are short and sharp, there's an e...continue...
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William Boyce: Symphonies 1-8; L. Mozart: 'Toy' Symphony; Trumpet Concerto / Walter Holy, trumpet; Mainz CO
William Boyce: Symphonies 1-8; L. Mozart: 'Toy' Symphony; Trumpet Concerto / Walter Holy, trumpet; Mainz CO

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2014-10-28

Conductors: Faerber, Jorg
Ensemble: Wurttemburg Chamber Orchestra

The complete symphonies of William Boyce who was one of the foremost composers of 18th-century England. These are accompanied by Leopold Mozart's delightful 'Toy' Symphony...continue...
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Purcell: Anthems for the Chapel Royal / Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
Purcell: Anthems for the Chapel Royal / Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2014-10-14

Conductors: Marlow, Richard
Ensemble: Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge

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The choir of Trinity College, Cambridge under Richard Marlow add substantially to their reputation in this recording. They begin with the 'Benedicite', strong in rhythm...continue...
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Martinu: Double Concerto; Sinfonietta Giocosa; Rhapsody-Concerto / Dennis Hennig, piano; Rivlka Golani, viola. Maag, Mackerras
Martinu: Double Concerto; Sinfonietta Giocosa; Rhapsody-Concerto / Dennis Hennig, piano; Rivlka Golani, viola. Maag, Mackerras

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2014-10-14

Conductors: Mackerras, Charles; Maag, Peter
Ensemble: Australian Chamber Orchestra; Bern Symphony Orchestra; Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra

Three orchestral works by Czech modernist composer Bohuslav Martinu, given a rave Three-Star review by the Penguin Guide upon initial release and available on budget...continue...
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J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 846-893 (Books I & II, Complete) / Sviatoslav Richter, piano
J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 846-893 (Books I & II, Complete) / Sviatoslav Richter, piano

4 CD / Musical Concepts / 2014-10-14


Sviatoslav Richter was one of the truly singular pianists of the twentieth century, one of the greatest cultural exports created by the Soviet Union. These...continue...
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A Gottschalk Festival / Abravanel, Utah SO
A Gottschalk Festival / Abravanel, Utah SO

3 CD / Musical Concepts / 2014-09-30

Works: Louis Moreau Gottschalk: Symphony no 1; Le Banjo, esquisse américaine for piano, Op. 15, D. 15 (RO 22); The Dying Poet, meditation for piano, D. 45 (RO 75); Souvenir de Porto Rico, marche des ...
Performers: Esteves, Jose Alberto; Garcia, Pablo [Vocals]; Lewis, Cary; List, Eugene [Piano]; Nibley, Reid; Paniagua, Trinidad; Werner, Joseph
Conductors: Abravanel, Maurice; Buketoff, Igor; Adler, Samuel
Ensemble: ; Utah Symphony Orchestra

Louis Moreau Gottschalk was America's first musical superstar, a virtuoso pianist and sensation not unlike his contemporary Liszt.

His compositions were very popular in his

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Christopher Ball (b.1936): The Piper of Dreams - Music for Winds incl. Cor Anglais Concerto; Clarinet Quintet; Recorder Concerto; Wind Quintet
Christopher Ball (b.1936): The Piper of Dreams - Music for Winds incl. Cor Anglais Concerto; Clarinet Quintet; Recorder Concerto; Wind Quintet

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2014-08-05

Works: Christopher Ball: Concerto for Horn; Concerto for Clarinet; Concerto for recorder and strings "The Piper of Dreams"; Scenes From a Comedy for Wind Quintet; Caprice on a Baroque Theme, for recorder
Performers: Brett, Adrian; Craven, Leslie; David Adams [Violin/Viola]; Gladstone, Anthony; Harrison, Peter [Chamber Organ]; Porter, Lowri; Schofield, William; Swanepoel, Andre; Taylor, Paul Arden
Conductors: Ball, Christopher
Ensemble: Adderbury Ensemble; Emerald Concert Orchestra

Following on the success of MC 143, Christopher Ball's Horn Concerto and Oboe Concerto, Musical Concepts is excited to present this exceptional new album of...continue...
Recording information: All Saints Church, Weston-super-Mare (1996); St Mary's Church, Adderbury, Oxon. (1996); All Saints Church, Weston-super-Mare (2013); St Mary's Church, Adderbury, Oxon. (2013)....continue...
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Harpsichord Favourites 'The Harmonious Blacksmith', 2 Suites & 14 Pieces / Robert Aldwinckle, harpsichord
Harpsichord Favourites 'The Harmonious Blacksmith', 2 Suites & 14 Pieces / Robert Aldwinckle, harpsichord

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2014-08-05

Works: George Frederick Handel: Suite for Harpsichord in E major, HWV 430; Johann Sebastian Bach: Italian Concerto; French Suite no 5; Jean-Philippe Rameau: La Poule, for harpsichord in G minor (Nouvelles s...
Performers: Aldwinckle, Robert

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Robert Aldwinckle is an accomplished player, well known beyond early-music circles. He offers here a potpourri of familiar harpsichord pieces from the 17th and 18th...continue...
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Myaskovsky: Piano Sonatas Nos. 4 & 5; Sonatine Op. 57; Prelude Op. 58 / Murray McLachlan, piano
Myaskovsky: Piano Sonatas Nos. 4 & 5; Sonatine Op. 57; Prelude Op. 58 / Murray McLachlan, piano

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2014-08-05

Works: Nikolay Myaskovsky: Sonata for Piano no 4 in C minor, Op. 27; Sonatina for piano in E minor, Op. 57; Sonata for Piano no 5 in B major ("After Ancient Sketches"), Op. 64/1; Prelude and rondo-sonata fo...
Performers: McLachlan, Murray

Penguin Guide (3 Stars)
The middle of the Sonatine is dark and pessimistic, quite haunting. McLachlan writes of the 'enormous tactile pleasure' for the performer... His...continue...
Recording information: Ski Church Hall, Oslo, Norway (09/27/1988-09/30/1998)....continue...
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Treasures of the Baroque - Albinoni: Adagio; Trumpet Concerto; Pachelbel: Kanon; Corelli: 'Christmas Concerto' et. al. / Wurttemburg CO
Treasures of the Baroque - Albinoni: Adagio; Trumpet Concerto; Pachelbel: Kanon; Corelli: 'Christmas Concerto' et. al. / Wurttemburg CO

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2014-08-05

Works: Johann Pachelbel: Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major; George Frederick Handel: Organ Concerto in F major "Cuckoo & the Nightingale" (no 13), HWV 295; Arcangelo Corelli: Conce...
Performers: Egger, Georg; Haas, Douglas; Ramsay, Angus; Rilling, Helmuth [Conductor/Organ]; Stingl, Anton; Tarr, Edward H. [Trumpet]; Wallfisch, Ernst
Conductors: Faerber, Jörg
Ensemble: ; Wurttemburg Chamber Orchestra
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