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Haydn: Concertos

June 23, 2016

A generous collection of Haydn Concertos, Overtures and Dances, this 2CD set offers the Philips recordings of the Cello Concertos and the Argo recordings of the remaining works. Although released in various reissues, the Marriner/Argo Haydn Concertos have never before been offered together and this collection offers a great opportunity to explore these recordings from 1966–69. […]

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5; Piano Concerto No. 1

May 25, 2016

The first CD release of these priceless recordings from the Decca archives. Kertész brings his blend of thrust and tenderness (and huge architectural conviction) to the Fifth Symphony while John Ogdon and Neville Marriner perform the First Piano Concerto ‘to the manner born’ with not a single high-jink glossed over. Raymond Tuttle provides the fascinating […]

The Best of Mozart

May 25, 2016

The essential single-CD-Mozart-companion with some of the most acclaimed performances of highlights from his masterworks, many of which were selected for inclusion in the legendary ‘Complete Mozart Edition’ on Philips Classics.

Delius: Sea Drift; Appalachia; A Song before Sunrise; La Calinda

May 25, 2016

Delius wrote no more poignant a piece than ‘Sea Drift’ – a Walt Whitman setting of lost love as seen through the eyes of a little boy. His African-American-inspired ‘Appalachia’, a magnificent set of variations on a Slavic song is the other major work on this recording and two miniatures conducted by Marriner complete it. […]

The Best of Baroque

May 25, 2016

A feast of Baroque favourites including the popular Albinoni, Handel and Pachelbel miniatures plus four complete concertos. These are performed with warmth and virtuosity by two very fine ensembles.

Aromatherapy – Vol. 3: The Magic of Mozart

May 25, 2016

Aromatherapy, the quiet moments of classical music. And the third volume, the Magic of Mozart, showcases of some of his most magical, gorgeous slow movements, several of which – from the Piano Concerto No. 21 (‘Elvira Madigan’) and the Clarinet Concerto (‘Out of Africa’) – have acquired popular status from their incorporation into films.

Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Works; British Folk Song Arrangements

May 4, 2016

Sir Neville Marriner and his Academy made some of the most priceless recordings of Vaughan Williams for Decca and Philips and this collection restores to circulation his Philips traversal of music by this composer with the addition of five pieces made for Decca – the Romance for harmonica (with Tommy Reilly), possibly the best version […]

Grieg: Peer Gynt (excerpts); Holberg Suite

April 29, 2016

Two of Grieg’s most popular works on a single CD. The ‘Peer Gynt’ excerpts are more extended than those normally encountered on the suites, incorporating both choruses (in ‘In The Hall of the Mountain King’, for example) and songs (those of Solveig). To finish, Marriner directs one of the freshest performances of the zestful ‘Holberg […]

Bach: Cantatas BWV 170, 82 & 159

April 29, 2016

Long unavailable, these classic 1960s recordings of a trio of Bach cantatas have been restored to circulation, now at super-budget price. Here’s what two ‘surfer’s had to say about these recordings: ‘I have every reason in the world to be grateful for having encountered this wonderful CD over ten years ago now when I […]