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Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty
Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty

5.0 out of 5 stars THE Best recording of "Sleeping Beauty", 26 April 2016
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This is by far the best recording of the complete Sleeping Beauty Ballet.This was Dame Margot Fonteyn's prefered recording,and I can understand why.Recorded in 1955 it still remains a wonderful set,a delight to hear.Dorati understands the score,and the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra is in top form.


Berlioz Symphonie fantastique Antal Dorati
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique Antal Dorati

4.0 out of 5 stars and conducted with drama and passion by the great Antal Dorati, 26 April 2016
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Enjoyable recording,very well played,and conducted with drama and passion by the great Antal Dorati,this is worth adding to your collection.


Haydn: Great Choral Works (EMI Germany)
Haydn: Great Choral Works (EMI Germany)
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The recordings of Haydn's Great Choral Works are well recorded, 3 Jan. 2016
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The recordings of Haydn's Great Choral Works are well recorded,and are a pleasure to hear. Recorded on 9 CDs are well worth your time,and are at budget price.Why not give them a try?


Marcel Dupré Remastered Edition
Marcel Dupré Remastered Edition
Price: £36.52

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great Mercury Living Presence set., 3 Jan. 2016
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Again,another great recording by Mercury Living Presence,this time with Marcel Dupre at the organ.5 of these albums are new to CDs.and are well worth waiting for.Great recordings played with feeling and love by Dupre.If you enjoy organ music well recorded,then get this set.


Georg Solti: Wagner - Götterdämmerung Act 3
Georg Solti: Wagner - Götterdämmerung Act 3
Price: £13.25

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Birgit Nilsson is quite wonderful, the whole recording is great, 17 Nov. 2015
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This is a gem,Birgit Nilsson is quite wonderful,the whole recording is great... the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House play with such feeling,and Solti conducts with great passion. This disc is well worth the cost......I think you will love it!


Arnold: Film Music of Malcolm Arnold, Vol.2
Arnold: Film Music of Malcolm Arnold, Vol.2
Price: £11.98

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars and I am pleased that I did, 4 Aug. 2015
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I bought this disc for the St.Trinians Suite,and I am pleased that I did....The whole disc is very interesting,and well played by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra...again this disc shows what a great composer Sir Malcolm Arnold was.


Eugene Ormandy Conducts Tchaikovsky
Eugene Ormandy Conducts Tchaikovsky
Price: £16.24

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars the sound quality is not the best.., 4 Aug. 2015
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This is a very inexpensive set... and the music is well played by the Philadelphia Orchestra under Eugene Ormandy,the sound quality is not the best... and to my taste, the strings are a little too close to the mic...(For the symphonies of Tchaikovsky I would recomend Antal Dorati with the L.S.O. on Mercury Living Presence,or Igor Markevitch with the L.S.O. on Philips.) The other works on this set are well played.
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Hurrah For Malcolm Arnold
Hurrah For Malcolm Arnold
Offered by Slinky Music
Price: £2.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars but the sound quality is not good. (I think some of the music is taken ..., 4 Aug. 2015
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This is a quite interesting recording,but the sound quality is not good.(I think some of the music is taken from film soundtracks.) However,it shows what a great composer Malcolm Arnold is!


Mercury Living Presence Vol.2 (Decca box set)
Mercury Living Presence Vol.2 (Decca box set)

5.0 out of 5 stars This is Vol 2 of the fantastic Murcury Living Presence recordings, 3 Aug. 2015
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This is Vol 2 of the fantastic Murcury Living Presence recordings,and the quality of the recordings are just fabulous... this set is well worth the cost,and you will have hours of enjoyment from it.There is so much in this set to enjoy,and it also contains a very interesting booklet on the history of the recordind team,and how the recordings were made. With Vol 1 and Vol 3,this will give you most of the Murcury Living Presence recordings. I do hope that Thomas Fine,and his team Raymond McGill and Andrew Walter at Abbey Road Studios will bring us rest of the Murcury recording.... ie Tchaikovsky's " Sleeping Beauty" with Dorati and the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra (this recording was Dame Margo Fonteyn's favorite.) and the "Nutcracker" mono recording,plus many more.


Mercury Living Presence (Decca box set)
Mercury Living Presence (Decca box set)
Price: £95.71

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This set is just great.. and well worth the price, 3 Aug. 2015
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This set is just great.. and well worth the price. It's full of real gems... I have been a great fan of Murcury Living Presence since I started collecting the CDs in the 90s. Now,it's good to have then all together in 3 vols (I have the 3 complete sets,and they are the very best sets in my collection.) The sound in these discs are so clear and so well recorded. Sit back and enjoy these fantastic recordings.


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