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Tempesta: Works of Handel & Vivaldi / Blandine Staskiewicz, mz.; Les Ambassadeurs, Kossenko
Tempesta: Works of Handel & Vivaldi / Blandine Staskiewicz, mz.; Les Ambassadeurs, Kossenko

1 CD / Glossa / 2015-03-31

Works: Nicola Porpora: Carlo il Calvo; Antonio Vivaldi: Antromeda liberata; La verità in cimento; Griselda; L'Olimpiade; George Frederick Handel: Agrippina; Aggrippina; Radamisto; Alessandro; Serse; ...
Performers: Kossenko, Alexis; Staskiewicz, Blandine; Valova, Zefira [Violin]; Vanssons, Gilles [Oboe]
Conductors: Kossenko, Alexis
Ensemble: Les Ambassadeurs (France)

Mezzo-soprano Blandine Staskiewicz Tempesta has, for her first recital disc, chosen to venture into the emotional storms and calms beloved of Baroque composers - notably...continue...
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Handel: Berenice / Julianne Baird, Drew Minter et al.; Edward Brewer, harpsichord; Brewer CO; Palmer
Handel: Berenice / Julianne Baird, Drew Minter et al.; Edward Brewer, harpsichord; Brewer CO; Palmer

3 CD / Newport Classic / 2015-01-14

Works: George Frederick Handel: Berenice, Regina d'Egitto, HWV 38
Performers: Baird, Julianne; Brewer, Edward; Fortunato, D'Anna; Lane, Jennifer; Matthews, Andrea; McMaster, John; Minter, Drew [Countertenor Vocal]; Opalach, Jan
Conductors: Palmer, Rudolph
Ensemble: Brewer Baroque Chamber Orchestra
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NPTC 85620
Handel: Aci, Galatea & Polifemo / Staskiewicz, Abadie, Invernizzi. Fabio Bonizzoni
Handel: Aci, Galatea & Polifemo / Staskiewicz, Abadie, Invernizzi. Fabio Bonizzoni

2 CD / Glossa / 2013-09-24

Works: George Frederick Handel: Sorgi il dì, HWV 72 "Aci, Galatea, e Polifemo"; Clori, Tirsi e Fileno, HWV 96
Performers: Abadie, Lisandro; Bonizzoni, Fabio; Invernizzi, Roberta; Staskiewicz, Blandine
Conductors: Bonizzoni, Fabio
Ensemble: ; La Risonanza

Fabio Bonizzoni returns with his long-awaited new recording of Handel's Aci, Galatea e Polifemo which serves both as a pendant for his award-winning series of...continue...
Recording information: Saint Michel en Thiérache, France (06/25/2012-06/30/2012)....continue...
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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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Hidden Handel - unfamiliar and unknown arias and orchestral pieces / Ann Hallenberg, mezzo-soprano; Il Complesso Barocco
Hidden Handel - unfamiliar and unknown arias and orchestral pieces / Ann Hallenberg, mezzo-soprano; Il Complesso Barocco

1 CD / Naïve / 2013-04-30

Works: George Frederick Handel: Sento prima le procelle, aria for voice & orchestra (for A. Scarlatti's Pirro e Demetrio); Rinaldo; No, non così severe, aria for voice & orchestra (for A. Scarlatti's P...
Performers: Hallenberg, Ann
Conductors: Curtis, Alan
Ensemble: ; Il Complesso Barocco

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The performances by Alan Curtis, his excellent period instrument ensemble Il Complesso Barocco, and especially Swedish mezzo-soprano Ann Hallenberg cinch the dea...continue...
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Une fête Baroque! /  Anne Sofie von Otter; Sandrine Piau; Natalie Dessay; Philippe Jaroussky; Patricia Petibon
Une fête Baroque! / Anne Sofie von Otter; Sandrine Piau; Natalie Dessay; Philippe Jaroussky; Patricia Petibon

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2012-03-13

Works: Jean-Philippe Rameau: Les Indes galantes; Hippolyte et Aricie; Dardanus, Tragédie lyrique; Platée, Ballet-bouffon; Castor et Pollux, Tragédie lyrique; Dardanus; Jean-Baptiste Lully: Th...
Performers: Azzaretti, Jael; Benichou, Olivier; Bertin, Pascal; Billiet, Jeroen; Claycomb, Laura; Degand, Stephanie-Marie; Degout, Stephane; Deshayes, Karine; Dessay, Natalie; Fierro, Sydney; Haidan, Delphine; H...
Conductors: Haïm, Emmanuelle
Ensemble: Le Concert dÆ Astree

Paris's Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Le Concert d' Astree, under its founder and conductor Emmanuelle Haim gave a concert entitled Fetes Baroques to celebrate its 10th...continue...
Recording information: Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris, France (12/19/2011)....continue...
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Bellissimo Baroque: Handel & Vivaldi Arias
Bellissimo Baroque: Handel & Vivaldi Arias

1 CD / Dynamic / 2011-10-25

Works: George Frederick Handel: Agrippina; Ariodante; Aci, Galatea e Polifemo; Antonio Vivaldi: Catone in Utica; Motezuma
Performers: Abete, Antonio; Bertagnolli, Gemma; Cangemi, Veronica; Cherici, Laura; Edwards, Simon [Tenor Vocal 1]; Gens, Veronique; Gottwald, Franziska; Hallenberg, Ann; Jaroussky, Philippe; Lepore, Carlo; Minga...
Conductors: Malgoire, Jean-Claude; Curtis, Alan; Florio, Antonio

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DYN 705
Great Christmas Classics by Schutz, Scarlatti, J.S. Bach, Handel
Great Christmas Classics by Schutz, Scarlatti, J.S. Bach, Handel

1 CD / Gift of Music / 2011-10-25

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Alessandro Scarlatti: Oh di Betlemme altera povertà, chamber cantata for soprano & strings ("Cantata pastorale per la nati; Johann Sebastian B...
Performers: Hubert, Kurt; Lane, Jennifer; Majkut, Erich; Price, Dave; Schmalhofer, Josef; Speiser, Elisabeth; Stocklassa, Gertraud; Wilhelms, Gunther
Conductors: Radu, Valentin; Kehr, Günter; Rilling, Helmuth; Grossmann, Ferdinand
Ensemble: ; Stuttgart Bach Orchestra; The Amadeus Ensemble; Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Joyous & uplifting Christmas music by the 4 great baroque composers. A musical telling of the Christmas story from Handel's Messiah, Bach's Christmas Oratorio, Schutz...continue...
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GOM 1258
Great Opera Duets / Various Artists
Great Opera Duets / Various Artists

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2011-07-26

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: La Traviata; Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor; Hector Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini, opera Op. 23; Christoph Willibald Gluck: Orphee et Euredice; Jacques Offenbach: La Belle Hé...
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocal]; Alagna, Roberto; Aler, John [Tenor Vocal]; Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Beuron, Yann; Blake, Rockwell; Blythe, Stephanie; Bostridge, Ian; Ciofi, Patrizia; Daniels, David; Dessa...
Conductors: Rizzi, Carlo; Pidò, Evelino; Nelson, John; Gardiner, John Eliot; Minkowski, Marc; Plasson, Michel; Pappano, Antonio; Harding, Daniel; Norrington, Roger; Haïm, Emmanuelle; Hickox, Richard; ;...
Ensemble: ; Ensemble Artaserse; Ensemble Orchestral de Paris; Il Complesso Barocco; Il Seminario Musicale

Great Opera Duets is a 2-CD collection which traces the operatic and oratorio duet from its origins to the modern era - a program spanning...continue...
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VCL 289842
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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WRNC 947172
Best Handel 50 / EMI
Best Handel 50 / EMI

3 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-05-03

Works: George Frederick Handel: Rinaldo; Ariodante; Arianna in Creta; Radamisto; Orlando; Armino; Serse; Giulio Cesare; Teseo; Alcina; Sarabande; Water Music Suite no 1 in F; Water Music Suite no 2 in D; Wa...
Performers: Asawa, Brian; Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Cencic, Max Emanuel [Countertenor Vocal]; Cornwell, Joseph; Daniels, David; Deshayes, Karine; Dessay, Natalie; DiDonato, Joyce; Genaux, Vivica; Gilchrist, Jane;...
Conductors: Trevor, Kirk; Haïm, Emmanuelle; Curtis, Alan; Fasolis, Diego; ; Norrington, Roger; Rousset, Christophe; Hickox, Richard; Nelson, John; Briger, Alexander; Linde, Hans-Martin; McGegan, Nicholas; P...
Ensemble: ; I Barocchisti; Il Complesso Barocco; Il Seminario Musicale

50 Best is a series of 3-CD sets which feature genres of music ranging from symphonies, concertos, and solo instrumental works to chamber music, songs,...continue...
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WRNC 708222
The Art of Susan Graham
The Art of Susan Graham

6 CD / Warner Classics / 2010-10-26

Works: Christoph Willibald Gluck: Paride ed Elena; Iphigénie en Tauride; Orphée et Eurydice; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze de Figaro; La clemenza di Tito; Le nozze di Figaro; Idomeneo; Lucio S...
Performers: Aimard, Pierre-Laurent; Graham, Susan; Martineau, Malcolm
Conductors: Bicket, Harry; Tortelier, Yan Pascal; Abel, Yves; Christie, William; Nagano, Kent; Nelson, John; Summers, Patrick;
Ensemble: ; Ensemble Oriol; Les Arts Florissants
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In Celebration / William Christie
In Celebration / William Christie

6 CD / Erato / 2010-10-26

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine; Sigismondo d'India: Alme luci beate / Io vi lascio mie scorte, madrigal for 5 voices; Sospir che del bel patto, madrigal (from Madrigali a cinque voci,...
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocal]; Auvity, Cyril; Bardon, Patricia; Bayley, Clive; Berg, Nathan [Baritone Vocal]; Beuron, Yann; Blochwitz, Hans-Peter; Bontoux, Bertrand; Bostridge, Ian; Cavallier, Nicolas; C...
Conductors: Christie, William
Ensemble: ; Les Sacqueboutiers; Orlando Gibbons Viol Ensemble
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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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WRNC 279152
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: Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Caballe, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Cornwell, Joseph; Daniels, David; Desderi, Claudio; Dessay, Natalie; Gens, Veronique; Hallenbe...
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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VCL 284432
Best Adagio Voices 100
Best 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; Paavo, Järvi; 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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WRNC 642922B
Handel: Ezio / Curtis, Prina, Hallenberg, Giustiniani, Gauvin, Andersen, Priante, et al
Handel: Ezio / Curtis, Prina, Hallenberg, Giustiniani, Gauvin, Andersen, Priante, et al

3 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2009-05-12

Works: George Frederick Handel: Ezio, HWV 29
Performers: Andersen, Marianne; Gauvin, Karina; Giustiniani, Anicio Zorzi; Hallenberg, Ann; Priante, Vito; Prina, Sonia
Conductors: Curtis, Alan
Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco

The next installment in Alan Curtis' award-winning recordings of Handel's operas is a real rarity. Given only five performances in Handel's lifetime, this opera has...continue...
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Handel Anniversary Edition 1759-2009 - Arias & Duets / Dessay, Daniels, et al
Handel Anniversary Edition 1759-2009 - Arias & Duets / Dessay, Daniels, et al

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2009-05-05

Works: George Frederick Handel: MEDLEY; Rodelinda; Dietro l'orme fuggaci, HWV 105 "Armida abbandonata"; Rinaldo; Ariodante; Sorgi il dì, HWV 72 "Aci, Galatea, e Polifemo"; Admeto, Rè di Tessag...
Performers: Abete, Antonio; Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocal]; Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Banditelli, Gloria; Bonitatibus, Anna [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bostridge, Ian; Ciofi, Patrizia; Daneman, Sophie; Daniels, David; Daws...
Conductors: Norrington, Roger; ; Curtis, Alan; Haïm, Emmanuelle; Nelson, John; Hickox, Richard; Stubbs, Stephen [Lute]; Kraemer, Nicholas
Ensemble: ; Il Complesso Barocco; Il Seminario Musicale; Les Basses Réunies ; Raglan Baroque Players

To commemorate the 250th anniversary of Handel's death, Virgin Classics is releasing a 2-CD collection of his finest arias and duets. This generous selection includes...continue...
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VCL 960352
Handel: Admeto, Arminio, Deidamia, Radamisto, Rodrigo, Fernando / Alan Curtis, Furio Zanasi, et al
Handel: Admeto, Arminio, Deidamia, Radamisto, Rodrigo, Fernando / Alan Curtis, Furio Zanasi, et al

16 CD / Virgin Classics / 2009-04-21

Works: George Frederick Handel: Rodrigo, HWV 5; Radamisto, HWV 12; Admeto, Rè di Tessaglia, HWV 22; Sosarme, HWV 30; Arminio, HWV 36; Deidamia
Performers: Abete, Antonio; Adami, Filippo; Banditelli, Gloria; Banerjee, Neal; Beaumont, Maite; Bonitatibus, Anna [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Buwalda, Sytse; Cangemi, Veronica; Ce...
Conductors: Curtis, Alan
Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco

This 16-CD boxed set contains six complete Handel operas composed over a period of more than 30 years, and arrives just in time to celebrate...continue...
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VCL 958622
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, Renée; Fuller, Albert; Gritton, Sus...
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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DEC B001280102
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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WRNC 643382A
The Record of Singing Vol 5 - From the LP to the Digital Era
The Record of Singing Vol 5 - From the LP to the Digital Era

10 CD / Warner Classics / 2009-03-10

Works: Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman; Tannhäuser; Lohengrin; Die Walküre; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Tristan und Isolde; Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Die tote Stadt (The Dead City); Ar...
Performers: Alagna, Roberto; Aler, John [Tenor Vocal]; Allen, Thomas; Alva, Luigi [Tenor Vocals]; Ameling, Elly [Soprano Vocal]; Anderson, June [Soprano Vocal]; Andre, Maurice [Trumpet]; Angelici, Martha; Argent...
Conductors: Ludwig, Leopold; Konwitschny, Franz; Dobroven, Issay; Weigert, Herman; Prêtre, Georges; Pr?tre, Georges; Cluytens, André; Furtwängler, Wilhelm; Karajan, Herbert v.; Kempe, Rudolf; S...
Ensemble: ; Collegium Vocale (Ghent); Consort of Musicke; Ensemble Artaserse; Ensemble Orchestral de Paris; Fretwork; Hespèrion XX; Hesp?rion XX; Il Complesso Barocco; Il Seminario Musicale; La Grande &...

EMI Classics is proud to present two 10-CD boxed sets of 'The Record of Singing'. Together this collection offers a breath-taking overview of the past...continue...
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WRNC 289492
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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WRNC 080872
Handel: Tolomeo / Clark, Lane, Harris, Matthews, Hart, et al
Handel: Tolomeo / Clark, Lane, Harris, Matthews, Hart, et al

3 CD / Vox Classical / 2008-06-27

Works: George Frederick Handel: Tolomeo, HWV 25
Performers: Brookshire, Bradley-Vincent; Castaldi, Peter; Harris, Brenda; Hart, Mary Ann [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Lane, Jennifer; Matthews, Andrea
Conductors: Clark, Richard Auldon
Ensemble: Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
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Handel: Ezio / Clark, Baird, Fortunato, Lane, et al
Handel: Ezio / Clark, Baird, Fortunato, Lane, et al

2 CD / Vox Classical / 2008-04-06

Works: George Frederick Handel: Ezio, HWV 29
Performers: Baird, Julianne; Brewer, Edward; Fortunato, D'Anna; Lane, Jennifer; Pellerin, Raymond; Somary, Johannes [Conductor]; Urrey, Frederick; Watson, Nathaniel
Conductors: Clark, Richard Auldon
Ensemble: Magic Circle Opera Ensemble
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VOXC 7503
Handel: Tolomeo / Curtis, Hallenberg, Gauvin, Basso, et al
Handel: Tolomeo / Curtis, Hallenberg, Gauvin, Basso, et al

3 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2008-03-11

Works: George Frederick Handel: Tolomeo, HWV 25
Performers: Basso, Romina; Bonitatibus, Anna [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Gauvin, Karina; Hallenberg, Ann; Spagnoli, Pietro
Conductors: Curtis, Alan
Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco

Following highly acclaimed, award-winning recordings of Handel’s 'Rodelinda' and 'Floridante' and Vivaldi's 'Motezuma', Alan Curtis and his Il Complesso Barocco bring another neglected Baroque j...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; Si dolce è'l tormento, madrigal for solo voice, SV 332; Scherzi musicali, volume 2; Bonifatio Gratiani: Velut palma, velut rosa, for voice & continuo; M...
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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BBC 42182
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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Susan Graham - Portrait
Susan Graham - Portrait

1 CD / Erato / 2007-10-16

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492; George Frederick Handel: Alcina; Ned Rorem: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, for voice & piano; Early in the ...
Performers: Aimard, Pierre-Laurent; Graham, Susan; Martineau, Malcolm
Conductors: Bicket, Harry; Christie, William; Nagano, Kent; Nelson, John; Summers, Patrick; Tortelier, Yan Pascal; Abel, Yves
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ERA 2564698798
Handel: Ariodante / McGegan, Hunt, Gondek, Saffer, et al
Handel: Ariodante / McGegan, Hunt, Gondek, Saffer, et al

3 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2007-06-12

Works: George Frederick Handel: Ariodante
Performers: Cavallier, Nicolas; Gondek, Juliana; Hunt Lieberson, Lorraine; Lane, Jennifer; Lindemann, Jorn; Muller, Rufus [Tenor Vocals]; Saffer, Lisa
Conductors: McGegan, Nicholas
Ensemble: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

"McGegan directs in his usual spirited style. There is a real theatrical sense to his conducting: this is one of those opera sets where, after...continue...
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Handel: Il Trionfo del Tempo / Haïm, Dessay, et al
Handel: Il Trionfo del Tempo / Haïm, Dessay, et al

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2007-05-08

Works: George Frederick Handel: Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno
Performers: Breslik, Pavol [Tenor Vocal]; Degand, Stéphanie-Marie; Dessay, Natalie; Haïm, Emmanuelle [Conductor/Harpsichord]; Hallenberg, Ann
Conductors: Haïm, Emmanuelle
Ensemble: Le Concert d'Astrée

BBC Music Magazine Disc of the Month, May 2007. "The first fruit of Handel's early collaborations with Italian musicians in Rome, this sublime cantata is...continue...
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Classics - Handel: Messiah (Highlights) / Pearlman
Classics - Handel: Messiah (Highlights) / Pearlman

1 CD / Telarc / 2006-08-29

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
Performers: Clift, Karen; Fowler, Bruce; Ledbetter, Victor; Robbin, Catherine
Conductors: Pearlman, Martin
Ensemble: Boston Baroque

"...one of the happiest Messiahs on disc." - Gramophone...continue...
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Trio - Handel: Belshazzar / Pinnock, Rolfe-Johnson, et al
Trio - Handel: Belshazzar / Pinnock, Rolfe-Johnson, et al

3 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2004-06-15

Works: George Frederick Handel: Belshazzar, HWV 61
Performers: Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Coe, Jane; Gooding, Julia; Ledingham, Iain; Pinnock, Trevor; Robbin, Catherine; Robertson, Bernard; Robertson, Nicholas; Rolfe Johnson, An...
Conductors: Pinnock, Trevor
Ensemble: English Concert Choir

This set, Trevor Pinnock's recommended recording of Belshazzar includes an all-star cast and has a full and well-balanced sound....continue...
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DGGI 477037
Handel: Messiah / Parrott, Gauvin, Lane, Elwes, et al
Handel: Messiah / Parrott, Gauvin, Lane, Elwes, et al

2 CD / Arabesque / 2004-05-25

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
Performers: Elwes, John; Gauvin, Karina; Lane, Jennifer; Polegato, Brett
Conductors: Parrott, Andrew
Ensemble: Handel & Haydn Society
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ARA 6743
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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TES 1321
Handel: Imeneo / Spering, Hallenberg, Stojkovic, et al
Handel: Imeneo / Spering, Hallenberg, Stojkovic, et al

2 CD / CPO / 2004-02-01

Works: George Frederick Handel: Imeneo, HWV 41
Performers: Chung, Locky; Hallenberg, Ann; Stiefermann, Kay; Stojkovic, Johanna; Thornhill, Siri Karoline
Conductors: Spering, Andreas
Ensemble: Capella Augustina

"Imeneo' is perhaps the lightest and most intimate of all his stage works, treating its mythological plot with a hint of ironic detachment. There are...continue...
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Handel: Messiah / Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists
Handel: Messiah / Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists

2 CD / Philips / 2003-01-14

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
Performers: Brett, Charles; Hale, Robert; Marshall, Margaret; Mason, Timothy; Quirke, Saul; Robbin, Catherine; Rolfe Johnson, Anthony [Tenor Vocal]; Ross, Alastair
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
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PHI 4342972
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: The Choice of Hercules / King, Gritton, Blaze, et al
Handel: The Choice of Hercules / King, Gritton, Blaze, et al

1 CD / Hyperion / 2002-05-01

Works: George Frederick Handel: The Choice of Hercules, oratorio, HWV 69; Maurice Greene: Hearken Unto Me, Ye Holy Children, anthem for soloists, chorus & ensemble
Performers: Blaze, Robin; Coote, Alice; Daniels, Charles; Gritton, Susan; Harvey, Peter Harvey
Conductors: King, Robert
Ensemble: King's Consort

"First of all, let's escape the trap into which so many catalog listings fall: 'The Choice of Hercules' is NOT the same as 'Hercules'. King...continue...
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Handel: Alcina / Christie, Fleming, Graham, Dessay, et al
Handel: Alcina / Christie, Fleming, Graham, Dessay, et al

3 CD / Erato / 2000-04-25

Works: George Frederick Handel: Alcina
Performers: Collobert, Laurent; Demarteau, Eric; Dessay, Natalie; Fleming, Renee; Graham, Susan; Lascarro, Juanita; Loughlin-Smith, Michael; Naouri, Laurent; Robinson, Timothy; Rossano, Maurizio
Conductors: Christie, William
Ensemble: Les Arts florissants

"In his 1999 Paris Opera production, Christie defied expectations by choosing a non-Baroque specialist cast, with Renee Fleming, Susan Graham, Natalie Dessay and Juanita Lascarro...continue...
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Handel: Susanna / Neumann, Holton, Magnus, Buwalda, et al
Handel: Susanna / Neumann, Holton, Magnus, Buwalda, et al

3 CD / MD&G / 2000-04-25

Works: George Frederick Handel: Susanna, HWV 66
Performers: Holton, Ruth; Magnus, Elisabeth von; Sol, Tom
Conductors: Neumann, Peter
Ensemble: Collegium Cartusianum

By the late 1740s, Handel seems to have had enough of the rough male world of weapon-brandishing victors and looked more to female figures for...continue...
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MDG 3320945
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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CL4P 69608
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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ODO 1189
Baroque for Brides to be
Baroque for Brides to be

1 CD / Philips / 1997-04-15

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147; Concerto for Oboe in D minor, BWV 1059; Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068; Bist du bei mir, aria arranged fo...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bowers-Broadbent, Christopher; Kirkby, Emma; Läubin, Bernhard; Patterson, Frank; Preston, Simon [Conductor/Composer]; Schmitt, Norbert; Stader, Maria; S...
Conductors: Winschermann, Helmut; Brown, Iona; Leppard, Raymond; Negri, Vittorio; Marriner, Sir Neville; Richter, Karl; Rose, Barry; ; Seaman, Christopher; Gardiner, John Eliot; Varviso, Silvio
Ensemble: ; English Baroque Soloists; German Bach Soloists; I Musici; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Westfalische Kantorei
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PHI 456355
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus / Thomas Fey
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus / Thomas Fey

2 CD / Christophorus / 1992-10-01

Works: George Frederick Handel: Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63
Performers: Durmuller, Jorg; Magnus, Elisabeth von; Selig, Franz-Josef; Worle, Robert
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CHR 77128
Handel: Orlando / Hogwood, Bowman, Auger, et al
Handel: Orlando / Hogwood, Bowman, Auger, et al

3 CD / Decca Import / 1991-06-04

Works: George Frederick Handel: Orlando
Performers: Augér, Arleen [Soprano]; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Kirkby, Emma; Robbin, Catherine; Thomas, David [Bass Vocal]
Conductors: Hogwood, Christopher
Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music
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Handel: Famous Arias & Choruses
Handel: Famous Arias & Choruses

1 CD / Eloquence Australia / 1980-01-01

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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ELOQ 4681512CD
 
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