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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 British Composers Guide to Britain
The British Composers Guide to Britain

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-08-23

Works: Eric Coates: Knightsbridge March; London Suite; Edward Elgar: Cockaigne (In London Town), concert overture, Op. 40; Severn Suite, Op. 87; Caractacus, Op. 35; Percy Grainger: Handel in the Strand; Bri...
Performers: Adni, Daniel [Piano]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barrueco, Manuel [Guitar]; Bayl, Benjamin; Bell, David [Organ]; Benson, Garth; Bostridge, Ian; Brannigan, Owen; Bullard, Thomas; Harvey...
Conductors: Groves, Charles, Sir; Barbirolli, John; del Mar, Norman; Ord, Boris; Previn, Andre; Layton, Stephen; Cleobury, Stephen; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Bishop, Christopher; Irving, Ro...
Ensemble: ; London Music Group; Polyphony (Vocal Ensemble)

This bright and breezy guide takes us in 50 stops from London, round Essex and East Anglia, up to Scotland, then - via Wales and...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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British Composers: A Celebration / EMI
British Composers: A Celebration / EMI

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-05-03

Works: Edward Elgar: Wand of Youth Suite no 1, Op. 1a no 4; Symphony no 1 in A flat, Op. 55; Ave Maria, Op. 2 no 2; Quartet for Strings in E minor, Op. 83; Ave verum corpus, Op. 2 no 1; Falstaff; Dream Chil...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Andrew Davis [Conductor/Organ]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bennett, Richard Rodney [Composer]; Bowen, John; Bramma, Harry; Brown, Wilfred; Dilkes, Neville; Donohoe, Pete...
Conductors: Collingwood, Lawrance; Willcocks, David; Boult, Adrian; Walton, William; Harding, Daniel; Robinson, Christopher; Wordsworth, Barry; Finzi, Christopher; Bliss, Sir A. [Composer]; Goodall, Reginald; Da...
Ensemble: ; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Britten String Quartet; London Music Group; The Band of the Royal Military School of Music

Taking a panoramic view of British music between the ends of the 19th and 20th centuries, this fascinating collection features some 30 composers. From the...continue...
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Dreams and Fancies
Dreams and Fancies

1 CD / CRD Records / 2009-05-01

Works: John Ireland: If there were dreams to sell, for voice & piano; Frederick Delius: Songs (7) from the Norwegian, for voice & piano, RT v/9; Cecil Armstrong Gibbs: Silver, for voice & piano, Op. 30/2; F...
Performers: Vignoles, Roger [Piano]; Walker, Sarah
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Vaughan Williams - The Collector's Edition / Willcocks, Boult, Bean, Barbirolli, et al
Vaughan Williams - The Collector's Edition / Willcocks, Boult, Bean, Barbirolli, et al

30 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-07-08

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 1 "A sea symphony"; A London Symphony (Symphony no 2) (Original 1913 version); Symphony no 8 in D minor; Symphony no 3 for soprano or tenor & orchestra ("Pastoral"...
Performers: Adler, Larry; Allen, Thomas; Angas, Richard; Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Aronowitz, Cecil; Asch, David van; Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Balmain, Ian; Barlo...
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Boult, Adrian; Silvestri, Constantin; Banks, Eric; Groves, Charles, Sir; Sargent, Malcolm; Barbirolli, John; Hickox, Richard; O'Brien, Brendan; Davies, Meredith; Willcocks, David; Ro...
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; King's College Choir, Cambridge; London Madrigal Singers; London Music Group; London Philharmonic Orch...

This 30-CD budget boxed set contains all of the hits, as well as other gems such as 'A Sea Symphony', 'Fantasia on Christmas Carols', 'On...continue...
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The Essential Vaughan Williams / Willcocks, Boult, Bean, Barbirolli, et al
The Essential Vaughan Williams / Willcocks, Boult, Bean, Barbirolli, et al

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-06-24

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: The lark ascending; Linden Lea; Fantasia on Greensleeves; House of life; English Folk Song Suite; The Vagabond ("Give to me the life I love"), song for voice & piano (or orche...
Performers: Angas, Richard; Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Asch, David van; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bayl, Benjamin; Bean, Hugh; Bostridge, Ian; Bowen, Kenneth; Burrowes, Norma; Case, John C...
Conductors: Boult, Adrian; Barbirolli, John; ; Marriner, Sir Neville; Willcocks, David; Bishop, Christopher; Neary, Martin; Moore, Philip; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Cleobury, Stephen
Ensemble: ; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; King's College Choir, Cambridge; London Music Group; London Symphony Orchestra; The Wallace Collection; Winchester Cathedral Choir; York Minster Choir

This essential collection presents 30 Vaughan Williams favorites on 2 CDs. It includes such classic recordings as 'The Lark Ascending' with Hugh Bean, the 'Tallis...continue...
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Vaugham Williams: Choral Works / Best, Corydon Singers, et al
Vaugham Williams: Choral Works / Best, Corydon Singers, et al

4 CD / Hyperion / 2008-06-10

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Serenade to music; Mystical Songs (5) for baritone, chorus ad lib & orchestra (or organ); Fantasia on Christmas Carols; Flos campi; Dona nobis pacem; Hymns (4) for Tenor, Viol...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Allen, Thomas; Barratt, Christine; Best, Jonathan; Bowen, John; Connell, Elizabeth; Connell, John; Davies, Arthur [Tenor Vocal]; Davies, Maldwyn; Dawson, Anne; Dawson, Lynne [Sopr...
Conductors: Best, Matthew
Ensemble: Corydon Orchestra; Corydon Singers; English Chamber Orchestra

Issued to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Vaughan Williams' death, this collection is tantalizing: it starts with one of the best-selling discs in the Hyperion...continue...
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Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 5, etc / Spano, et al
Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 5, etc / Spano, et al

1 CD / Telarc / 2007-04-24

Works: Thomas Tallis: Psalm Tunes (9) for Mister Parker; Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis; Symphony no 5 in D major; Serenade to music
Performers: Arenz, David; Arzewski, Cecylia; Ford, Nmon; Harris, Reid; O'Connor, Kelley; Rex, Christopher; Rivera, Jessica [Soprano Vocal]; Studebaker, Thomas
Conductors: Spano, Robert
Ensemble: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

"This beautifully played and engineered disc contains three of Vaughan Williams' most mellifluous pieces... Not only is the singing of the choir just perfect, but...continue...
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Vaughan Williams: Hugh the Drover / Best, Bottone, Evans
Vaughan Williams: Hugh the Drover / Best, Bottone, Evans

2 CD / Hyperion / 2004-01-01

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Hugh the Drover
Performers: Atkinson, Lynton; Bottone, Bonaventura; Coote, Alice; Evans, Rebecca; Evans, Wynford; Gooding, Julia; Hulton, Adrian; Jenkins, Neil; Nicoll, Harry; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]; Poulton, Robert; Saun...
Conductors: Best, Matthew
Ensemble: Corydon Orchestra

'Enchanting, heartwarming' (Fanfare, USA)

'This sparkling recording makes it clear that 'Hugh the Drover' is a work that deserves to be staged professionally at regular intervals....continue...
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British Composers - Vaughan Williams: Hodie, etc / Willcocks
British Composers - Vaughan Williams: Hodie, etc / Willcocks

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2000-11-07

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols; Hodie (This Day), Christmas cantata for soprano, tenor, baritone, boys' chorus, chorus & orchestra
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barrow, John; Ledger, Philip, Sir [Organ]; Lewis, Richard [Tenor Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John; Williams, Gavin
Conductors: Rose, Barry; Willcocks, David
Ensemble: ; Guildford Cathedral Choir

This is a classic 1965 recording of Vaughan Williams Hodie, a touching and ebullient seasonal masterpiece written late in the composers life. The perennial Christmas...continue...
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Vaughan Williams: Five Tudor Portraits, Five Mystical Songs
Vaughan Williams: Five Tudor Portraits, Five Mystical Songs

1 CD / Hyperion / 1999-06-01

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Mystical Songs (5) for baritone, chorus ad lib & orchestra (or organ); Tudor Portraits (5), choral suite for soloists, chorus & orchestra
Performers: Herford, Henry; Walker, Sarah
Conductors: Wetton, Hilary Davan
Ensemble: Guildford Choral Society; Philharmonia Orchestra

'An incredible bargain. Altogether, this sumptuously remastered issue is definitely one of the highlights of the first batch of Helios reissues that promise to take...continue...
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Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music, Mystical Songs / Best
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music, Mystical Songs / Best

1 CD / Hyperion / 1990-11-01

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Serenade to music; Mystical Songs (5) for baritone, chorus ad lib & orchestra (or organ); Fantasia on Christmas Carols; Flos campi
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Allen, Thomas; Connell, Elizabeth; Connell, John; Davies, Arthur [Tenor Vocal]; Davies, Maldwyn; Dawson, Anne; Hill, Martyn [Tenor Vocals]; Howell, Gwynne; Imai, Nobuko; Kitchen, ...
Conductors: Best, Matthew
Ensemble: Corydon Singers; English Chamber Orchestra

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