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Berlioz, Hector > Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]

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Dame Janet Baker Anniversary Edition: The Great EMI Recordings [20 CDs]
Dame Janet Baker Anniversary Edition: The Great EMI Recordings [20 CDs]

20 CD / Warner Classics / 2013-06-18

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: L'Arianna; L'incoronazione di Poppea; Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantata pastorale per la nascità di Nostro Signore; Domenico Scarlatti: Salve Regina, motet for soprano, strings &...
Performers: Aronowitz, Cecil; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Erwen, Keith; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Gauntlett, Ambrose; Heath, Kenneth [Cello];...
Conductors: Leppard, Raymond; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; Gönnenwein, Wolfgang; Willcocks, David; Marriner, Sir Neville; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Klemperer, Otto; Mackerras, Charles; Ferencsik, János; Hic...

The English mezzo-soprano made her debut in 1956 as Miss Roza in The Secret and is considered an outstanding singing actress, widely admired or her...continue...
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Zen Voices
Zen Voices

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2010-05-18

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Songs (14), Op. 34; Samuel Barber: Agnus Dei; Gabriel Fauré: Pavane, Op. 50; Requiem; Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11; Après un rêve, Op. 7 no 1; Wolfgang Amadeus M...
Performers: Augér, Arleen [Soprano]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Caballé, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Cornwell, Joseph; Daniels, David; Desderi, Claudio; Dessay, Natalie; Gens, V&eac...
Conductors: Schoenwandt, Michael; Hill, David; Barenboim, Daniel; Haitink, Bernard; Equilbey, Laurence; Paavo, Järvi; Plasson, Michel; Guadagno, Anton; Mackerras, Charles; Gardelli, Lamberto; Litton, Andrew...
Ensemble: ; Cellos ensemble of the Orchestre de Paris; Ensemble Matheus; Ensemble Orchestral de Paris; Ensemble Vocal et Instrumental de Lausanne; Kammer Ensemble de Paris; Nash Ensemble
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Bext Adagio Voices 100
Bext Adagio Voices 100

6 CD / Warner Classics / 2009-10-06

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Songs (14), Op. 34; Ave Maria; Samuel Barber: Agnus Dei; Gabriel Fauré: Pavane, Op. 50; Requiem, Op. 48; Ave Verum, Op. 65; Après un rêve, Op. 7 no 1; Cantique de J...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Boufil, Paul; Bouillat, Jean-Louis; Butt, John [Organ, Conductor]; Caballe, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Callas, Mari...
Conductors: Schoenwandt, Michael; Hill, David; Barenboim, Daniel; Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Haitink, Bernard; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Giulini, Carlo Maria; Ferro, Gabriele; Järvi, Paavo; Guadagno, Anton; Lo...
Ensemble: ; Capella Bavariae; Cellos ensemble of the Orchestre de Paris; Consort of Musicke; Ensemble instrumental de Genève; Ensemble Instrumental de Lausanne; La Orfanelle della Pieta; Le Concert d'As...

This 6-CD set covers many of the most popular melodic works composed for the human voice and is programmed for a relaxed listening experience. This...continue...
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Gemini - Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette, Les nuits d'été / Barbirolli, Norman, Aler, Estes, Baker
Gemini - Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette, Les nuits d'été / Barbirolli, Norman, Aler, Estes, Baker

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-11-11

Works: Hector Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17; Les nuits d'été, Op. 7, song cycle
Performers: Aler, John [Tenor Vocal]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Estes, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Norman, Jessye [Soprano vocals]
Conductors: Muti, Riccardo; Barbirolli, John
Ensemble: ; Philadelphia Orchestra

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A fine if not ideally cast account of Berlioz's Roméo et Juliette, with plenty of orchestral colour, if occasionally lacking clarity. Janet Baker's...continue...
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Icon - Dame Janet Baker - The Beloved Mezzo Sings Mahler, Elgar, Berlioz, Chausson, etc
Icon - Dame Janet Baker - The Beloved Mezzo Sings Mahler, Elgar, Berlioz, Chausson, etc

5 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-09-02

Works: Johannes Brahms: Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53; Richard Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder; Richard Strauss: Lieder (5), Op. 32; Lieder (4), Op. 36; Lieder (4), Op. 27; Lieder (3), Op. 43; Edward Elgar: Sea Pictures,...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Gauntlett, Ambrose; Isepp, Martin; Moore, Gerald [Piano]; Parsons, Geoffrey; Spencer, Robert [Lute]; Whittaker, Douglas
Conductors: Boult, Adrian; Barbirolli, John; Previn, Andre; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Leppard, Raymond; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; Marriner, Sir Neville
Ensemble: ; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Bath Festival Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra

A new release in the recently-launched EMI Classics ICON Series, this 5-CD set is dedicated to Dame Janet Baker, long praised as one of the...continue...
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Gemini - Berlioz: La damnation de Faust, etc / Prêtre, et al
Gemini - Berlioz: La damnation de Faust, etc / Prêtre, et al

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2007-04-24

Works: Hector Berlioz: La damnation de Faust, Op. 24; La Mort de Cléopâtre, for soprano & orchestra, H.36
Performers: Bacquier, Gabriel; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Peronne, Maria; Thau, Pierre
Conductors: Prêtre, Georges; Gibson, Alexander, Sir
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Orchestra

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With Nicolai Gedda and Janet Baker in their prime, a French orchestra lending Gallic bite to the colouring and Prêtre securing commitment and...continue...
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