In 1981, Gramophone wrote that “No living conductor has done more for the music of Sibelius than Herbert von Karajan.” The release of the Karajan Official Remastered Edition over the first half of 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the conductor’s death in July 1989 at the age of 81.
This is a Limited Edition Collectors Reissue of the original 1957 Miles Davis album, which itself was a 'collection' of earlier sessions recorded over three separate dates in the years 1949 and 1950, is now regarded as one of the most influential jazz recordings of its era. Includes a FREE MP3 download
This is a limited edition collectors reissue of the studio recordings made in Los Angles in 1953.
This is a Special limited edition reissued collectors LP of the recordings made in 1957 and '58 and released in 1961. Including one Bonus track and a FREE MP3 download.
This is a newly released limited edition collectors LP of the Big Band sound released in 1966. Includes TWO bonus tracks and a FREE MP3 download.
This is a new live recording, in a 2 CD set, of the Halle, conducted by Sir Mark Elder, performing Mahler's Symphony No. 9 which closed the 2014 Halle season at The Bridgewater Hall on 22 May 2014.
NO LONGER AVAILABLE Tonight Only album by Dave Brubeck / Carmen McRae was recorded in New York in September and December of 1960. It re-released Jan 18, 2011 on the American Jazz Classics label and now on the Wax Time Records Lable
The Carnegie Recital and Trifonov Plays ChopinDaniil Trifonov (piano)2 cd setChopin, Liszt, Medtner, Scriabin
The Vaughan Williams’ masterpiece in a live recording of the Halle Orchestra and Choir from the stunning 2014 Bridgewater Hall performance. Much of the music is descriptive of the sea, particularly The Waves, but in the other movements the sea becomes a metaphor for a voyage into eternity.
Described by The Daily Telegraph as “The world’s greatest tenor”, Jonas Kaufmann dedicates his new album to the most popular Italian opera composer of all time, Giacomo Puccini. Featuring the most loved aria of all time, ‘Nessun Dorma’.
OUT OF PRINT Originally recorded between December 1958 and January 1959, this album was sub titled - The Lyrical Trumpet of Chet Baker. This album dedicated entirely to ballads, gives listeners a chance to hear Baker doing what he does best This is a 180 gram vinyl reissue.
Pumeza Matshikiza (soprano) Aarhus Symfonieorkester Tobias Ringborg (conductor) Decca - 52 mins
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano) Manchester Camerata Gábor Takács-Nagy (conductor) Chandos CHAN 10929 – 74 mins
Jonas Kaufmann brings down the house in this sumptuous period production from Covent Garden. Umberto Giordano (1867-1948), Andrea Chénier Live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Jonas Kaufmann, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Željko Lučić The Royal Opera, Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Antonio Pappano (conductor) David McVicar (director)
Following the Double-Platinum success of their first collaborative album 'Together', Michael Ball and Alfie Boe went straight to No. 1 in the UK album chart with this new recording of popular favourites, including numbers from West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, The Lion King and Sunset Boulevard. Released by Decca (2017)
The Manchester Carols is an inspired collaboration between composer Sasha Johnson Manning and Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy. A collection of 12 carols, linked with a gentle, entertaining narration, which reshape and modernise the Christmas story. The Manchester Carollers & Northern Chamber Orchestra Richard Tanner (conductor) Released on Naxos Sheet...
Vladimir Horowitz (piano) Works by Chopin, Liszt, Moszkowski, Mozart, Rachmaninov, Scarlatti, Schumann, Scriabin Recorded live at the Moscow Conservatory in April 1986 180g heavyweight vinyl pressing mastered from original sources Includes voucher with unique code to download the digital audio files of the full album for free Deutsche Grammophon
Murray Perahia (piano) Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op. 106 "Hammerklavier" & Op. 27/2 "Moonlight" 180g heavyweight vinyl pressing Includes voucher with unique code to download the digital audio files of the full album for free Deutsche Grammophon
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano) Claude Debussy: Images I & II and Children's Corner 180g heavyweight vinyl pressing mastered from original sources Includes voucher with unique code to download the digital audio files of the full album for free Deutsche Grammophon
Claude Debussy: Préludes Book I & II Krystian Zimerman (piano) 180g heavyweight vinyl pressing mastered from original sources Includes voucher with unique code to download the digital audio files of the full album for free Deutsche Grammophon
Jarrett’s first-ever solo disc, made at the beginning of his long creative association with ECM in 1971, and cited as an influence by innumerable pianists since then. Vinyl release ECM 1017 ST
Concerto in D major KV 451 Concerto in B flat major KV 450 Quintet in E flat major KV 452 for Piano, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon Jean-Efflam Bavouzet Manchester Camerata Gabor Takacs-Nagy Chandos Records Ltd, 2018
Dvořák: Violin Concerto in A minor Op 53Suk: Fantasy for Violin & Orchestra Op 24Janáček: Violin Concerto 'Pilgrimage of the Soul' Josef Špaček (violin) Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Jiří Bělohlávek
Tarik O'Regan, A Celestial Map of the Sky HalléHallé Youth ChoirThe Manchester Grammar School ChoirSir Mark ElderJamie Phillips NMC Recordings "The other star player on this recording is the Hallé Orchestra itself, illuminating with passion and precision the bright colours of O’Regan’s immensely enjoyable and refreshing sound world."- Gramophone Magazine
Murray McLachlan (piano) With Edward Gregson and Rose McLachlan Complete Piano Works, including An Album for My Friends Piano Sonata Six Little Pieces World premiere recordings CD released by Naxos, 28 August 2020