A Visit To The Zoo (Classics for Kids)
Various Artists
Deutsche Grammophon 4829475
What could be more fun than discovering the colours of classical music by visiting a zoo? A menagerie of birds and beasts come to life on this delightful collection – a perfect way to introduce to the wonderful world of classical music.  

The Little Ballerina (Classics for Kids)
Various Artists
Deutsche Grammophon 4829477
The perfect introduction to ballet music as little ballerinas take their first steps into the magical world of ballet. From sugar plums to fairy princes, and skating couples to waltzing flowers, each track is carefully selected to delight young...

The Wonderful World of Nursery Rhymes
Kenneth McKellar, Vera Lynn
Decca 4428681
In March 1959 and May 1963, respectively, Vera Lynn and Kenneth McKellar – two of Decca’s best-selling exclusive artists – went into the studio to record albums of nursery rhymes. Simply, but deliciously scored, with several touches of...

Debussy, Dukas: Orchestral works
Ernest Ansermet
Decca 4824975
La  Mer  was a signature work for Ernst Ansermet. He made four recordings of Debussy’s trilogy of symphonic sketches through the course of his career. The first and second of them, from 1947 and 1951, have been made available in new...

Ansermet in Russia
Ernest Ansermet
Decca 4825003
Russian music was always a fundamental part of Ansermet’s vast repertoire. Of course, he spent seven years as conductor with the famous Ballets Russes during a particularly glorious period for the company. Formed in 1907 by Serge Diaghilev, the...

Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina
Kresimir Baranovic
Decca 4826893
A first release on CD for the first recording in stereo (and entirely complete) of Mussorgsky’s tragic chronicle of faith, rebellion and repression in 17th-century Russia. With this and six companion issues to be released during the course...

Ravel, Debussy: The Decca 78s (Ansermet)
Ernest Ansermet; Suzanne Danco
Decca 4825007
In the words of the composer and critic Virgil Thomson, the unique sonorities of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande under its founder-director Ernest Ansermet were ‘smooth as a seashell, iridescent as fine rain, bright as the taste of a...

Haydn: Clock Symphony; Bizet: Symphony in C
Ernest Ansermet
Decca 4824979
Ansermet’s invigorating and unsentimental way with Haydn has been documented on Eloquence with reissues of the Paris symphonies (480 1942) and the Symphonies Nos. 22 and 90 (480 0378). What Ansermet loved about Haydn above all was his ability...

Mozart: Symphonies 35, 41, 36, 38; Posthorn Serenade
Eugen Jochum; Eduard van Beinum
Decca 4828414
Dating from May 1956, this recording of the ‘Posthorn’ Serenade was made in what became the Indian Summer of Eduard van Beinum’s recorded legacy with the Concertgebouw. The orchestra was on song and entirely at one with their music director...