Notes & Reviews:
From the most important stage in the world come the masterpieces that have made la scala theatre the legend it is today. Included in this special edition release, dedicated to La Divina, are a collection of famous arias from Norma, Il Barbiere di Sivglia, Lucia di Lammermoor, La Sonnambula, Anna Bolena, Il Turco in Italia, I Puritani. Also included - a photo album of absolute historical value that unearths exclusive and rare material from the La Scala Theatre Archive.
American Record Guide, November/December 2012
This splendid series is likely to introduce a new generation to this great artist in a visually and aurally superior fashion and will, it is to be hoped, achieve a wide, well-deserved circulation.
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Sonny Rollins: Without a Song: The 9/11 Concert
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1; Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 12 / Leon Fleisher, piano
The Emanuel Feuermann Edition: The Complete English Columbia Recordings, Early German Parlophone Rec
Mendelssohn: Complete Chamber Music for Strings, Vol. 2 / Manderling Quartett
Vivaldi: Concertos / Rolf Lislevand, lute; Christophe Coin, cello. Concerto Italiano; Il Giardino Armonico et al. [6 CDs]
Hommage a la "Voix d'Or" de Johannes Ockeghem - works by De la Rue; Obrecht, Desprez, Busnoys, Lupus / Diabolus in Musica
Rameau: Symphonies for Two Harpsichords / Pierre Hantaï, harpsichord; Skip Sempé, harpsichord
Handel: Concerto Grossi, Op. 6/1, 6 & 9; Vivaldi & CPE Bach: Flute Concertos / Scott Goff, flute - Gerard Schwarz
Richard Strauss: Songs / Felicity Lott, soprano; Graham Johnson, piano