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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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The Very Best of Janet Baker
The Very Best of Janet Baker

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-07-26

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio; George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Felix Mendelssohn: Elijah; On Wings of Song; Johannes Brahms: Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53; Gesänge (2) fo...
Performers: Aronowitz, Cecil; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Butt, John [Organ, Conductor]; Hugh, Timothy; Moore, Gerald [Piano]; Parsons, Geoffrey; Previn, Andre...
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Mackerras, Charles; Frühbeck de Burgos, Rafae; Boult, Adrian; Barbirolli, John; Previn, Andre; Ledger, Philip [Organ]
Ensemble: ; Academy Of St Martin In The Fields; Choir Of King's College, Cambridge; English Chamber Orchestra; Hallé Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra
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Essential Handel
Essential Handel

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2010-08-24

Works: George Frederick Handel: Solomon; Serse; Water Music Suite no 1 in F; Organ Concerto no 13 in F "The Cuckoo and the Nightingale"; Sarabande; Water Piece, suite for trumpet, strings & continuo in D ma...
Performers: Andre, Maurice [Trumpet]; Aveling, Valda; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bostridge, Ian; Coburn, Pamela; Dickinson, John [Trumpet]; Harwood, Elizabeth [Soprano Vocals]; Herincx, Raimund; J...
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Bicket, Harry; Mackerras, Charles; Armand, Georges; Briger, Alexander; Faerber, Jörg; Hughes, Owain A.; McGegan, Nicholas; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; Auriacombe, Louis; Bar...

Included are many familiar pieces from the enormous output of George Frideric Handel, one of the greatest composers of the Baroque era. They range from...continue...
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Handel Gold - Bartoli, Fleming, Kozená, Terfel, Villazón, Te Kanawa, Sutherland, et al
Handel Gold - Bartoli, Fleming, Kozená, Terfel, Villazón, Te Kanawa, Sutherland, et al

2 CD / Decca / 2009-04-14

Works: George Frederick Handel: Giulio Cesare, HWV 17; Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno; MEDLEY; Alcina; Ariodante; Atalanta; Giulio Cesare; Tamerlano; Il Floridante, HWV 14; Muzio Scevola, HWV 13; Jep...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bartoli, Cecilia; Berganza, Teresa [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Bumbry, Grace; Domingo, Placido [Tenor Vocals]; Fleming, Renee; Fuller, Albert; Gritton, Susan; Hor...
Conductors: Rose, Barry; Minkowski, Marc; Viotti, Marcello; Bonynge, Richard; Bicket, Harry; McCreesh, Paul; Curtis, Alan; Dunn, Thomas; Gardiner, John Eliot; Boult, Adrian; Preston, Simon; Mackerras, Charles; L...
Ensemble: ; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus; Baroque Chamber Orchestra; Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra; Cappella Coloniensis; Dresden Staatskapelle; English B...

This 2-CD set celebrates the 250th anniversary of Handel's death and includes selections from Handel's most beautiful operas, oratorios, arias and choruses. This definitive greatest...continue...
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Gemini - Handel: Water and Fireworks Music, Coronation Anthems / Willcocks, Mackerras, Ledger, et al
Gemini - Handel: Water and Fireworks Music, Coronation Anthems / Willcocks, Mackerras, Ledger, et al

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2009-03-24

Works: George Frederick Handel: Handel - Bourée; The Water Music; Water Music Suite no 2 in D major, HWV 349; Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348; The King Shall Rejoice, coronation anthem no ...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Lane, Martin; Shirley-Quirk, John; Tear, Robert; Zylis-Gara, Teresa
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Willcocks, David
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Orchestra; Prague Chamber Orchestra
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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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Monteverdi, Graziani, Schubert, etc / Janet Baker
Monteverdi, Graziani, Schubert, etc / Janet Baker

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2007-10-23

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Madrigals, Book 10; Madrigals, Book 9; Scherzi musicali, volume 2; Bonifatio Gratiani: Velut palma, velut rosa, for voice & continuo; Mister Barringcloe: A Divine Hymn - Jehovah R...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Hall, Joy; Leppard, Raymond [Conductor]

This CD encapsulates a great partnership (which lasted for more than 30 years) of Janet Baker and Raymond Leppard who both started coming to Benjamin...continue...
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Bach, Handel: Solo Cantatas & Arias
Bach, Handel: Solo Cantatas & Arias

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2007-10-23

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 82, "Ich habe genug" BWV 82; Cantata no 169 "Gott soll allein mein Herze haben" BWV 169; Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248; Cantata no 190, "Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lie...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Beckett, Edward; Black, Neil; Dolmetsch, Jeanne; Dolmetsch, Marguerite; Gatt, Martin; Gray, John; Heath, Kenneth [Cello]; Kraemer, Nicholas; Lloyd, Peter [Fl...
Conductors: Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; Marriner, Sir Neville; Leppard, Raymond

"We seldom hear Bach sung like this any more. The modern fashion is to skim nimbly and objectively across the notes, but Baker will have...continue...
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Scarlatti, Monteverdi, Lawes, Handel / Janet Baker, et al
Scarlatti, Monteverdi, Lawes, Handel / Janet Baker, et al

1 CD / Testament / 2004-02-01

Works: Domenico Scarlatti: Work(s); Claudio Monteverdi: L'Incirinazione Di Poppea; Alessandro Scarlatti: Non sò qual piú m'ingombra, chamber cantata for soprano, 2 violins & continuo ("Cantata Pas...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Malcolm, George
Conductors: Leppard, Raymond
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra

The Monteverdi and Scarlatti recital reissued here was made in the summer of 1969 and published the following year. Though well-established as one of England's...continue...
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Opera in English - J. Baker sings Scenes from Julius Caesar
Opera in English - J. Baker sings Scenes from Julius Caesar

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2002-10-22

Works: George Frederick Handel: Giulio Cesare
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Booth-Jones, Christopher; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Davies, Noel; James, David; Jones, Della; Masterson, Valerie; Tomlinson, John; Walker, Sarah
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: English National Opera Orchestra

"This is an intense, compelling, moving hero who sings with style, beauty, and musicianship of a high order. If you prefer highlights to complete sets,...continue...
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Handel: Famous Arias & Choruses
Handel: Famous Arias & Choruses

1 CD / Decca Imports / 2000-09-13

Works: George Frederick Handel: Solomon; Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Giulio Cesare; Xerxes; Saul; Music for the Royal Fireworks; Israel in Egypt; Atalanta; The King Shall Rejoice, coronation anthem; Concerto...
Performers: Ameling, Elly [Soprano Vocal]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Burrows, Stuart; Carreras, José [Tenor Vocal]; Denly, Catherine
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot; Davis, Colin; Masur, Kurt; Sutej, Vjetkoslav; Sutej, Vjekoslav; Marriner, Sir Neville; Leppard, Raymond
Ensemble: ; English Baroque Soloists

Collectors' ears will prick at the inclusion of the Bavarian Radio/Sir Colin Davis recording of a chorus from Messiah, otherwise unavailable....continue...
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Unforgettable Classics - Handel: Messiah Highlights
Unforgettable Classics - Handel: Messiah Highlights

1 CD / Classics For Pleasure / 2000-04-11

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Harwood, Elizabeth [Soprano Vocals]; Herincx, Raimund; Tear, Robert
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: Ambrosian Singers; English Chamber Orchestra
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Opera in English - Handel: Julius Caesar / Mackerras, et al
Opera in English - Handel: Julius Caesar / Mackerras, et al

4 CD / Chandos Records / 1999-06-22

Works: George Frederick Handel: Giulio Cesare
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Booth-Jones, Christopher; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Davies, Noel; James, David; Jones, Della; Masterson, Valerie; Tomlinson, John; Walker, Sarah
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: English National Opera Orchestra

"Seemingly stuffy 'opera seria' format was no hindrance to Handel in creating works rich in human drama and musical invention...A highly intelligent, singable English translation...continue...
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Handel: Rodelinda / Sutherland, Baker, Herincx, et al
Handel: Rodelinda / Sutherland, Baker, Herincx, et al

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 1999-03-23

Works: George Frederick Handel: Rodelinda
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Elkins, Margreta; Hallett, Alfred; Herincx, Raimund; Kern, Patricia; Sutherland, Joan, Dame [Soprano vocals]
Conductors: Farncombe, Charles
Ensemble: Chandos Singers

In 1959, on the bicentenary of Handel's death, the young Handel Opera Society, conducted by Charles Farncombe, presented Rodelinda in English with a magnificent cast...continue...
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