Quietly launched last year, this outfit has produced some very fine-sounding disks. All titles cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analogue master tapes with a Neumann VMS80 lathe fed an analogue pre-cut signal from a specially adapted Studer A80 tape deck with additional playback head. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl on original EMI presses at The Vinyl Factory in Hayes, England. Here is a list of titles issued so far. J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor + Double Concerto in D minor + Violin Concerto in E Major Yehudi Menuhin (violin and conductor); Robert Masters Chamber Orchestra Yehudi Menuhin (violin and conductor); Christian Ferras; Bath Festival Chamber Orchestra (double concerto) Produced and engineered by Peter Andry and Robert Gooch. The Bach A minor and E minor Concertos were recorded at Kingsway Hall on October 7 & 8, 1958, and the Double Concerto was recorded on July 8, 1959 at Kingsway Hall. Beethoven: Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C Major, Op. 56 David Oistrakh; Sviatoslav Richter; Mstislav Rostropovich Herbert von Karajan / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Produced by Peter Andry in 1970. Elgar: Introduction and Allegro for strings, Op. 47 + Serenade in E minor, Op. 20 Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis + Fantasia on 'Greensleeves' Sir John Barbirolli / Sinfonia of London, Allegri String Quartet Produced by Victor Olof and engineered by Harold Davidson and Neville Boyling (Tallis). This famous LP was recorded at the Kingsway Hall, London on May 10-11, 1962, except for the Tallis Fantasia which was recorded in the sonorous acoustic of the medieval Temple Church in the City of London a week later. The latter venue was suggested by the American composer and conductor Bernard Herrmann, a friend and admirer of Barbirolli since his years in New York. From Herrmann's website: Herrmann insisted that ‘it must be done in a stone building not a studio’. So Herrmann suggested the Temple Church. The recording session was started at midnight to avoid traffic noise. According to Ursula Vaughan Williams (the composer’s widow): 'Coats and bags and thermos flasks were piled round the effigies of Crusader Knights. Bernard was there, listening to the balance, listening to the music, and the resulting record is by far the best ever made of the work.' Grieg: Music for 'Peer Gynt' Ilse Hollweg (sop) ; Sir Thomas Beecham / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Beecham Choral Society Recorded at Studio No. 1, Abbey Road in 1955 and 1957. Holst: The Planets André Previn / London Symphony Orchestra Produced and engineered by Christopher Bishop and Christopher Parker, respectively. Recorded at London's Kingsway Hall on September 28 & 29, 1973. Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26 Yehudi Menuhin; Efrem Kurtz / Philharmonia Orchestra (Mendelssohn) Yehudi Menuhin; Walter Susskind / Philharmonia Orchestra (Bruch) Produced by Victor Olof and engineered by Christopher Parker (Mendelssohn) and Lawrance Collingwood and Robert Arnold (Bruch). Recorded at No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road in 1958 (Mendelssohn) and at London’s famous Kingsway Hall in 1956 (Bruch). Orff: Carmina Burana (Cantiones profanae) Sheila Armstrong (sop); Gerald English (ten); Thomas Allen (bar); André Previn / London Symphony Orchestra, The Clement Danes Grammar School Boys Choir, London Symphony Orchestra Chorus Produced and engineered by Christopher Bishop and Christopher Parker, respectively, in 1975. Sibelius: Symphony No.5 in E-flat major, Op. 82 + Finlandia, Op. 26 Herbert von Karajan / Philharmonia Orchestra Produced by Walter Legge and Engineered by Douglas Larter (Finlandia engineered by Harold Davidson). Recorded on 20, 21 & 23 September 20, 21 & 23, 1960 (Symphony No.5) and January 5 & 6 1959 (Finlandia) at Kingsway Hall. Arthur Sullivan: Pineapple Poll Charles Mackerras / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Produced by Peter Andry. Recorded at Studio No. 1, Abbey Road on November 23, 1960. Tchaikovsky: Overture '1812', Op. 49 + Marche Slave, Op. 31 + Fantasy Overture 'Romeo & Juliet' Andre Previn / London Symphony Orchestra Produced and engineered by Christopher Bishop and Christopher Parker, respectively, in 1973. ANDRE PREVIN'S MUSIC NIGHT Andre Previn: Signature Tune Walton: Orb and Sceptre March Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice - Scherzo Albinoni (arr. Giazotto): Adagio in G minor Humperdinck: Overture from 'Hansel and Gretel' Ravel: La Valse Dvorak: Slavonic Dance No. 9, Op. 72, No. 1 Andre Previn / London Symphony Orchestra Produced and engineered by Christopher Bishop and Christopher Parker, respectively, at Kingsway Hall on December 15, 1974 and May 19 & 20, 1975. When legendary record producer John Culshaw left Decca in 1967 to become Head of Music at BBC Television, he inaugurated and supervised several series of Andre Previn's Music Night, in which Previn would talk informally direct to camera and then turn and conduct the London Symphony Orchestra, whose members were dressed not in evening clothes but in casual sweaters or shirts. The programme attracted unprecedented viewing figures for classical music in the early and mid 1970s in the U.K.