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Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex, Apollon musagète / Jennifer Johnston (mz), Skelton (tenor), Saks (bass-baritone), Fanny Ardant (narr.), Monteverdi Choir, London SO, Gardiner
Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex, Apollon musagète / Jennifer Johnston (mz), Skelton (tenor), Saks (bass-baritone), Fanny Ardant (narr.), Monteverdi Choir, London SO, Gardiner

1 Super Audio CD / LSO Live (London SO) / 2014-04-08

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Oedipus rex; Apollon musagète, ballet in 2 scenes for string orchestra
Performers: Ashworth, Alexander [Vocals]; Johnston, Jennifer; Quirke, Benedict; Saks, Gidon; Shipley, David [Bass Vocals]; Skelton, Stuart
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: ; Monteverdi Choir

On this, his first release for LSO Live, Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the London Symphony Orchestra, the Monteverdi Choir and top flight soloists including...continue...
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Discover Mozart - Selections from his most popular works
Discover Mozart - Selections from his most popular works

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2013-10-08

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492; Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467; Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495; Serenade in G major, K ...
Performers: Bonney, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Eschenbach, Christoph [Piano/Conductor]; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Gilfrey, Rodney; Hamilton, Roger; Haselböck, Hans; James, Eirian; Jolley, David; ...
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot; Abbado, Claudio; Böhm, Karl; Pinnock, Trevor
Ensemble: ; English Baroque Soloists; The English Concert

A release series of some of the most popular Decca recordings, the Virtuoso series is an opportunity for fans to access historic recordings at a...continue...
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The Best of Jonas Kaufmann - Verdi & Wagner arias / Jana Sibera, Renée Fleming, Barbara Vignudelli
The Best of Jonas Kaufmann - Verdi & Wagner arias / Jana Sibera, Renée Fleming, Barbara Vignudelli

1 CD / Decca / 2013-09-03

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlo; La traviata; Rigoletto; Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; Tosca; La rondine; Ruggero Leoncavallo: Pagliacci; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Pietro Mascagni: Iris; Cavalleri...
Performers: Cautoruccio, Paolo; Feola, Rosa; Fleming, Renée; Kaufmann, Jonas; Sibera, Jana; Vignudelli, Barbara
Conductors: Armiliato, Marco; Pappano, Antonio; Abbado, Claudio; Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: ; Mahler Chamber Orchestra; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi; Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique; Prague Philharmonic Orch...

Showcasing the unique variety and quality of Kaufmann's award-winning recordings for Decca, this album contains some of the best-loved operatic repertoire and some of Kaufmann's...continue...
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Puccini: Manon Lescaut / Adina Nitescu, Patrick Denniston. John Eliot Gardiner, Glyndebourne [Blu-Ray]
Puccini: Manon Lescaut / Adina Nitescu, Patrick Denniston. John Eliot Gardiner, Glyndebourne [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / Kultur International Films / 2013-07-30

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut
Performers: Connolly, Sarah; Denniston, Patrick; Hart-Davis, Michael; Lemmings, Christopher; Montarsolo, Paolo; Mosley-Evans, Richard; Nitescu, Anita; Palombi, Antonello; Sharp, Kevin
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra; Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra Chorus

< i>Manon Lescaut, Giacomo Puccini's first major success, is a work of impassioned emotions based on the 18th-centruy novel by Abbe Prevost, depicting the doomed...continue...
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Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 1.33:1, Color
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The John Eliot Gardiner Collection - Works by Monteverdi, Bach, Handel, Gluck, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Berlioz et al. [30 CDs]
The John Eliot Gardiner Collection - Works by Monteverdi, Bach, Handel, Gluck, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Berlioz et al. [30 CDs]

30 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2013-04-30

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine; Henry Purcell: Fairy Queen, Z 629; Johann Sebastian Bach: Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244; George Frederick Handel: Jephtha; Recorded Sound: Applause; C...
Performers: Alcantara, Lynette; Backes, Constanze; Biebrach, Christfried; Bilson, Malcolm [Keyboards]; Bonney, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Bruce-Payne, Sally; Canonici, Luca; Dazeley, William; Forsberg, Bengt; Fred...
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: ; English Baroque Soloists; His Majesties Sagbutts and Cornetts; NDR Sinfonieorchester; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Wiener Tschuschenkapelle

One of the great advocates of period-instrument performance - but not, he insists a period - instrument specialist (the vial thing is to combine a...continue...
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50 Best Overtures [3 CDs]
50 Best Overtures [3 CDs]

3 CD / Warner Classics / 2012-05-22

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Barber of Seville, Overture; La scala di seta, Overture; Il Signor Bruschino, Overture; Tancredi, Overture; L' italiana in Algeri, Overture; William Tell, Overture; Wolfgang Amadeu...
Conductors: Giulini, Carlo Maria; Gelmetti, Gianluigi; Gardelli, Lamberto; Davis, Colin; Molinari-Pradelli, France; Muti, Riccardo; Marriner, Sir Neville; Rodzinski, Artur; Lanchbery, John; Kempe, Rudolf; Serafi...
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Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice / McNair, Ragin, Sieden
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice / McNair, Ragin, Sieden

2 CD / Decca / 2012-03-13

Works: Christoph Willibald Gluck: Orfeo
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists

"Gardiner's account of the Vienna Orfeo ed Euridice is peerless...In detail after detail...and in sustainment of a delicately tenebrous, uniquely Gluckian atmosphere throughout, Gardiner's command...continue...
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French Experience
French Experience

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-11-15

Works: Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Prelude to the Te Deum; Gabriel Fauré: Elégie for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 24; Arthur Honegger: Pacific 231, symphonic movement for orchestra (Mouvement symphoniqu...
Performers: Aimard, Pierre-Laurent; Amar, Genevieve; Baumont, Olivier; Demarquette, Henri; Domingo, Placido [Tenor Vocals]; Engerer, Brigitte; Fontaine, Robert; Graham, Susan; Haas, Monique; Hadley, Jerry; Jo, S...
Conductors: Devos, Louis; Dutoit, Charles; Sado, Yutaka; Runnicles, Donald; Jordan, Armin; Nagano, Kent; Janowski, Marek; Gardiner, John Eliot; Boulez, Pierre; Carella, Giuliano; Jennings, Joseph; Barenboim, Dan...
Ensemble: ; Chanticleer; Ensemble InterContemporain

1 1/2 hours of French sparkle and wit...continue...
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100 Best Choruses
100 Best Choruses

6 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-11-01

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria, RV 589; Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 140; Henry Purcell: Come ye sons of art away (Birthday Ode for Queen Mary); Chri...
Performers: Barrard, Marc; Bracht, Roland; Caballé, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Cappuccilli, Piero; Dernesch, Helga [Soprano]; Donath, Helen [Soprano Vocal]; Erwen, Keith; Frese, Siegfried Rudolf; Harper...
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles; Marriner, Sir Neville; Gönnenwein, Wolfgang; Munrow, David; Gardiner, John Eliot; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Willcocks, David; Frühbeck de Burgos, Rafae; Vienna Philharmonic Or...
Ensemble: ; Dunedin Consort; Orféon Donostiarra ; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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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
Bravura Basses
Bravura Basses

1 CD / HBDirect Imports / 2011-07-26

Works: Arrigo Boito: Mefistofele; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni; Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio); Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620; Le nozze di Fig...
Performers: Brannigan, Owen; Coad, Conal; East, Angela; Ghiaurov, Nicolai [Bass Vocals]; Herford, Henry; Martin, Bruce; Myers, Raymond; Nimsgern, Siegmund; Pape, Rene; Parkin, David; Parsons, Geoffrey; Rhodes, T...
Conductors: de Fabritiis, Oliviero; Rudner, Ola; Measham, David; Divall, Richard; Franks, Dobbs; Solti, Georg; Weigle, Sebastian; Cleobury, Stephen; Boult, Adrian; Gardiner, John Eliot; Greene, Andrew; Davis, Co...
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HBIM 956961
Terrific Tenors
Terrific Tenors

1 CD / HBDirect Imports / 2011-07-26

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Il trovatore; Rigoletto; Aida, opera; Macbeth; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Idomeneo, re di Creta (Idomeneo, King of Crete); Giacomo Puccini: Turandot; Manon Lescaut; Tosca; La bohè...
Performers: Best, Roy; Bjorling, Jussi [Tenor Vocal]; Carreras, Jose [Tenor Vocal]; Collins, Kenneth; Del Monaco, Mario; Di Stefano, Giuseppe [Tenor vocals]; Domingo, Placido [Tenor Vocals]; Florez, Juan Diego; ...
Conductors: Bonynge, Richard; Gardiner, John Eliot; Kamirski, Wlodzimierz; López-Cobos, Jesús; Rizzi, Carlo; Molinari-Pradelli, France; Kubelik, Rafael; Davis, Colin; Rescigno, Nicola; Walker, Anto...
Ensemble: ; English Baroque Soloists
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HBIM 956909
111 More Classic Tracks [Limited Edition]
111 More Classic Tracks [Limited Edition]

6 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2010-11-09

Works: Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony no 10 in E minor, Op. 93; Adagio and Allegretto (Elegy and Polka), for string quartet; Franz Liszt: Concert Etudes (2) for Piano, S 145; Fr...
Performers: Alarie, Pierrette; Ambrosini, Jean-Claude; Anda, Geza [Piano]; Andre, Maurice [Trumpet]; Antonietti, Jean; Argerich, Martha [Piano]; Askenase, Stefan; Baldwin, Dalton; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, P...
Conductors: Abbado, Claudio; Ancerl, Karel; Stadlmair, Hans; Nelson, John; Bernstein, Leonard; Blech, Leo; Böhm, Karl; Previn, Andre; Boulez, Pierre; Karajan, Herbert von; Marcon, Andrea; Pletnev, Mikhail; ...
Ensemble: ; Early Music Consort of London

111 More Classic Tracks carries on from where 111 Classic Tracks of 2009 left off. In another mesmerizing journey through the history of Deutsche Grammophon's...continue...
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Handel: L'Allegro il Penseroso ed il Moderato; Tamerlano; Ballet Music / John Eliot Gardiner
Handel: L'Allegro il Penseroso ed il Moderato; Tamerlano; Ballet Music / John Eliot Gardiner

6 CD / Warner Classics / 2010-07-20

Works: George Frederick Handel: L'Allegro il Penseroso ed il Moderato; Tamerlano; Alcina; Terpsichore; Il pastor fido
Performers: Argenta, Nancy; Chance, Michael; Davies, Maldwyn; Findlay, Jane; Ginn, Michael; Hill, Martyn [Tenor Vocals]; Kwella, Patrizia; McLaughlin, Marie [Soprano Vocals]; Ragin, Derek Lee; Robson, Nigel; Sch...
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
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Berlioz: Les Troyens / Graham, Antonacci, Gardiner [2 Blu-Ray]
Berlioz: Les Troyens / Graham, Antonacci, Gardiner [2 Blu-Ray]

2 Blu-Ray Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2010-04-27

Works: Hector Berlioz: Les Troyens, opera, H. 133a
Performers: Antonacci, Anna Caterina; Graham, Susan; Kokkos, Yannis; Kunde, Gregory
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique

This is a BLU-RAY disc and it will not play on a standard DVD player. A standard DVD is available as BOA 0900. Sir John...continue...
Run Time: 314 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM 2.0, DTS HD Master Audio 5.0
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BOA 7059
Prima Donna: First Ladies Of Opera
Prima Donna: First Ladies Of Opera

2 CD / Decca / 2010-02-09

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Madama Butterfly; Turandot; La bohème; Suor Angelica; Tosca; Antonin Dvorák: Rusalka; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro; Così fan tutte, K 588; Die Zauberf...
Performers: Alagna, Roberto; Allen, Thomas; Araiza, Francisco [Tenor Vocals]; Bartoli, Cecilia; Caballe, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Cabell, Nicole; Fleming, Renee; Florez, Juan Diego; Garanca, Elina; Gheorghiu...
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles; Noseda, Gianandrea; Marriner, Sir Neville; Fischer, Adam; Rose, Barry; Chailly, Riccardo; Karajan, Herbert von; Pinnock, Trevor; Abbado, Roberto; Christie, William; Abel, Yves; Mi...
Ensemble: ; English Baroque Soloists; International Chamber Soloists; Les Arts Florissants; Les Musiciens du Louvre - Grenoble; The English Concert

Prima Donna: The First Ladies of Music is Decca's newest tribute to Opera's greatest stars. This 2 for 1 album features Renee Fleming, Anna Netrebko,...continue...
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England My England - Music from Original Soundtrack
England My England - Music from Original Soundtrack

1 CD / United States Of Distribution / 2009-09-29

Works: Henry Purcell: Fairy Queen, Z 629; Indian Queen, Z 630; Bid the virtues; In guilty night, Z 134; King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628; Close thine eyes and sleep secure, Z 184; Dido and Aeneas, ...
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocal]; Argenta, Nancy; Blackadder, David; Chance, Michael; Dawson, Lynne; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; Graham, Susan; Harvey, Peter Harvey; Smith, Jennifer [Vocals]; Thomas, Da...
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists

This release contains music from the original soundtrack of the prize-winning movie which Tony Palmer directed about the great English composer Henry Purcell. Very little...continue...
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USDS 1572
Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride
Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride

2 CD / Decca Imports / 2009-07-06

Works: Christoph Willibald Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride
Performers: Aler, John [Tenor Vocal]; Allen, Thomas; Argenta, Nancy; Montague, Diana; Schirrer, Rene
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
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DECI 4781705
John Gay: The Beggar's Opera / Gardiner/English Baroque Soloists, Daltrey [DVD]
John Gay: The Beggar's Opera / Gardiner/English Baroque Soloists, Daltrey [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Arthaus DVD / 2009-06-30

Works: John Gay: Beggar's Opera
Performers: Ashe, Rosemary; Baryliss, Peter; Daltrey, Roger; Hall, Carol; Hoskins, Bob; Johns, Stratford; Routledge, Patricia
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists

Created specially for television, this 'Beggar's Opera' captures the quality and satiric edge of the Hogarth engravings which influenced Gay's original version. The characters of...continue...
Run Time: 135 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo,
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish
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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
Gluck: Orphee et Eurydice / Gardiner, Kozena, Bender, Pettibon [DVD]
Gluck: Orphee et Eurydice / Gardiner, Kozena, Bender, Pettibon [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Warner Classics / 2009-02-24

Works: Christoph W. Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice
Performers: Bender, Madeline; Kozena, Magdalena; Petibon, Patricia
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique

John Eliot Gardiner conducts Hector Berlioz's 1859 revision of Gluck's 'Orphee and Eurydice'....continue...
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Gluck: Alcesta / John Eliot Gardiner/English Baroque Soloists, Anne Sophie von Otter, Paul Groves [DVD]
Gluck: Alcesta / John Eliot Gardiner/English Baroque Soloists, Anne Sophie von Otter, Paul Groves [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Warner Classics / 2009-02-24

Works: Christoph W. Gluck: Alceste
Performers: Beuron, Yann; Caton, Frederic; Groves, Paul; Henschell, Deitrich; Massenot, Gladys; Tezier, Ludovic; Thebault, Hjordis; von Otter, Anne Sofie
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists; Monteverdi Choir

This release features a stark yet powerful production of Gluck's Baroque masterpiece Alceste....continue...
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In My Element / Anne Sofie van Otter
In My Element / Anne Sofie van Otter

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Imports / 2008-03-03

Works: Jacques Offenbach: Gaîté Parisienne; La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: La Clemenza...
Performers: Augustsson, Mikael; Björkman, David; Blair, Michael; d'Oustrac, Stéphanie; Dohmen, Albert; Forsberg, Bengt; Henryson, Svante; Jonsson, Fredrik; Kress, Roland; Lindberg, Jakob; Lindberg, M...
Conductors: Minkowski, Marc; Sinopoli, Giuseppe; Gardiner, John Eliot; Levine, James; Abbado, Claudio; Boulez, Pierre; Pinnock, Trevor
Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Dresden Staatskapelle; English Baroque Soloists; English Concert; Les Musiciens du Louvre; Les Musiciens du Louvre - Grenoble; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; North German ...

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George Frideric Handel: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato; Tamerlano; Ballet Music / Gardiner
George Frideric Handel: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato; Tamerlano; Ballet Music / Gardiner

6 CD / Erato / 2007-10-22

Works: George Frederick Handel: L'Allegro il Penseroso ed il Moderato; Tamerlano; Alcina; Terpsichore; Il pastor fido
Performers: Argenta, Nancy; Chance, Michael; Davies, Maldwyn; Findlay, Jane; Ginn, Michael; Hill, Martyn [Tenor Vocals]; Kwella, Patrizia; McLaughlin, Marie [Soprano Vocals]; Ragin, Derek Lee; Robson, Nigel; Sch...
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
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Puccini: Manon Lescaut / Gardiner, Glyndebourne Festival / Palombi, Denniston, Nitescu [DVD]
Puccini: Manon Lescaut / Gardiner, Glyndebourne Festival / Palombi, Denniston, Nitescu [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Kultur International Films / 2007-04-24

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut
Performers: Connolly, Sarah; De Candia, Roberto; Denniston, Patrick; Montarsolo, Paolo; Mosley-Evans, Richard; Nitescu, Anita; Palombi, Antonello; Sharp, Kevin [tenor]
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: Glyndebourne Festival Chorus; London Philharmonic Orchestra

Manon Lescaut, Puccini's first major success, is a work of impassioned emotions based on the 18th-century novel by Abbe Prevost, depicting the doomed infatuation of...continue...
Run Time: 126 min.
Region: 1
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo,
Country of Origin: USA
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Handel: Agrippina / Gardiner, Jones, Miles, Ragin, et al
Handel: Agrippina / Gardiner, Jones, Miles, Ragin, et al

3 CD / Philips / 2007-04-10

Works: George Frederick Handel: Agrippina
Performers: Brown, Donna; Chance, Michael; Clarkson, Julian; Jones, Della; Kenny, Jonathan Peter; Miles, Alastair [Bass Vocals]; Mosley, George; Ragin, Derek Lee; von Otter, Anne Sofie
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists

"Della Jones gives a masterful performance in the title role. John Eliot Gardiner has not recorded many Handel operas, nor directed many in the theatre....continue...
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Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Gardiner, Minetti
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Gardiner, Minetti

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Imports / 2005-06-14

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384
Performers: Clarkson, Julian; Hauptmann, Cornelius [Bass Vocal]; Kazimierczuk, Angela; Minetti, Hans-Peter; Olsen, Stanford; Orgonasova, Luba; Peper, Uwe; Sieden, Cyndia; Tindall, Paul
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: Monteverdi Choir

"The overture immediately establishes the extra zest of the performance... with Orgonasova in particularly oustanding form". -Penguin Guide...continue...
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Berlioz: Le Troyens [3 DVD]
Berlioz: Le Troyens [3 DVD]

3 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2004-10-19

Works: Hector Berlioz: Les Troyens, opera, H. 133a
Performers: Antonacci, Anna Caterina; Graham, Susan; Kokkos, Yannis; Kunde, Gregory
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique

Sir John Elliot Gardner conducts in a landmark triple disc of Berlioz's towering opera, recorded in High Definition at Le Chatelet, Paris. A tragic tale...continue...
Run Time: 312 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, Letterbox, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1 Surround, Digitally Processed
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The Rosette Collection - Gluck: Iphigenie en Tauride
The Rosette Collection - Gluck: Iphigenie en Tauride

2 CD / Philips / 2004-09-14

Works: Christoph Willibald Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride
Performers: Aler, John [Tenor Vocal]; Allen, Thomas; Alliot-Lugaz, Colette; Argenta, Nancy; Armstrong, Jane; Borst, Danielle; Boulin, Sophie; Flowers, Suzanne; Hall, Carol; Houghton, Lucinda; Jenkin, Nicola [Sop...
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: Monteverdi Choir

Gardiner's electrifying recording is a revelation - a dramatically paced performance of an opera that is compact and concentrated in this telling of a classical...continue...
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Classical Heartbreakers
Classical Heartbreakers

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2004-01-13

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23; Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act; Sergey Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini; Co...
Performers: Abel, David [Violin]; Alexeev, Dmitri; Barbirolli, John, Sir [Conductor]; Barrueco, Manuel [Guitar]; Bergonzi, Carlo; Boult, Adrian [Conductor]; Caballe, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Callas, Maria [S...
Conductors: Previn, Andre; Muti, Riccardo; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Mackerras, Charles; Tennstedt, Klaus; Sutherland, Iain; Barbirolli, John; Serafin, Tullio; Susskind, Walter; Prêtre, Georges; Ormandy, Eugene;...
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Bath Festival Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; King's College Choir, Cambridge; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London ...

Personnel: Montserrat Caballé , Maria Callas , Lucia Popp , Elisabeth Schwarzkopf , Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano); Anne Sofie von Otter, Jeannine Collard (mezzo soprano); Carlo Bergonzi (tenor); Stev...continue...
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Mozart: Così Fan Tutte / Gardiner/Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists [2 DVD]
Mozart: Così Fan Tutte / Gardiner/Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / Deutsche Grammophon / 2002-10-29

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Così fan tutte, K 588
Performers: Gilfry, Rodney; James, Eirian; Mannion, Rosa; Roocroft, Amanda; Trost, Rainer
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists; Monteverdi Choir

"The first advantage of this film of the opera is Carlo Tommasi's ravishing decor that accords with what the libretto predicates, conjuring 18th-century Naples overlooked...continue...
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Sound Format(s): , Digitally Processed
Country of Origin: USA
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The Opera Album /Alagna, Callas, Pavarotti, Gheorghiu, et al
The Opera Album /Alagna, Callas, Pavarotti, Gheorghiu, et al

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2002-08-13

Works: Léo Delibes: Lakmé; Giacomo Puccini: Tosca; La bohème; Madama Butterfly; Gianni Schicchi, opera; Turandot; Alfredo Catalani: La Wally; Pietro Mascagni: L'Amico Fritz; Jacques Offenba...
Performers: Alagna, Roberto; Allen, Thomas; Bjorling, Jussi [Tenor Vocal]; Blanc, Ernest; Caballe, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Carreras, Jose [Tenor Vocal]; Daniels, David; de lo...
Conductors: Plasson, Michel; Levine, James; Serafin, Tullio; Gavazzeni, Gianandrea; Cambreling, Sylvain; Soltesz, Stefan; Muti, Riccardo; Chung, Myung-Whun; Armstrong, Richard; Mackerras, Charles; Norrington, Ro...

Personnel: Montserrat Caballé , Maria Callas , Natalie Dessay, Mirella Freni , Angela Gheorghiu, Anna Moffo , Jessye Norman , Lucia Popp , Joan Sutherland , Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano); Anna Murray...continue...
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Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress /Gardiner, Bostridge, Terfel
Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress /Gardiner, Bostridge, Terfel

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 1999-08-10

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Rake's Progress
Performers: Bostridge, Ian; Bronder, Peter; Clarkson, Julian; Howells, Anne; Legge, Anthony; Robson, Martin; Terfel, Bryn [Baritone/Bass]; von Otter, Anne Sofie; York, Deborah
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

Bostridge, Terfel, von Otter, Gardiner: The leading vocal stars and conductor off our time join forces in a gripping new recording of one of this...continue...
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Mozart for Monday Mornings
Mozart for Monday Mornings

1 CD / Philips / 1998-04-14

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: La finta giardiniera, K 196; Symphony no 27 in G major, K 199 (161b); Sonata for violin & piano no 22 in A major, K. 305 (K. 293d); Symphony no 26 in E flat major, K 184 (161...
Performers: Grumiaux, Arthur [Violin]; Klien, Walter [Piano]; Uchida, Mitsuko [Piano]
Conductors: Hager, Leopold; Marriner, Sir Neville; Haitink, Bernard; Gardiner, John Eliot; Tate, Jeffrey
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; English Baroque Soloists; English Chamber Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra (Chamber orchestra); London Philharmonic Orchestra; Quartetto Italiano; Salzburg Mo...
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Chabrier: España, etc / Gardiner, Wiener Philharmoniker
Chabrier: España, etc / Gardiner, Wiener Philharmoniker

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Imports / 1996-11-19

Works: Emmanuel Chabrier: Suite pastorale, for orchestra; Habañera, for piano (or orchestra); España, rhapsody for orchestra (also vers. for 2 pianos); Larghetto, for horn & orchestra; Gwendolin...
Performers: Janezic, Ronald
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

[From a comparative review with Gwendoline; Penin/Slovak Phil. Orch.] "...In sum, Gardiner give us Chabrier at his most brilliant, if hardly his most lovable -...continue...
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Mozart: Die Zauberflöte / Gardiner, Oelze, Schade, Sieden
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte / Gardiner, Oelze, Schade, Sieden

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Imports / 1996-08-01

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
Performers: Backes, Constanze; Burt, Robert; Dieterich, Andreas; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Guber, Carola; Johnston, Robert; Jonas, Maria; Knauer, Wolfgang; Mann, Noel; Mendel, Jan Andreas; Oelze, Ch...
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot

"...disciplined, ordered playing and singing, buoyant rhythms, tellingly balanced sonorities, attention to every detail of color and counterpoint allowing for pellucid textures...these, allied to the...continue...
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Monteverdi: L'Incoronazione di Poppea / Gardiner, et al
Monteverdi: L'Incoronazione di Poppea / Gardiner, et al

3 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Imports / 1996-06-11

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea, opera in 3 acts, SV 308
Performers: Backes, Constanze; Bott, Catherine [Soprano Vocals]; Clarkson, Julian; d'Artegna, Francesco Ellero; Fink, Bernarda [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Hanchard, Dana; Holman, Peter [Conductor]; Mann, Noel; McNair...
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot

"In the title role Sylvia McNair is quite simply sensational. Her come-to-bed voice-sexy and alluring-invokes a sultry Marilyn Monroe one moment, but encapsulates all the...continue...
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Mozart: Don Giovanni / Gardiner, Gilfry, Orgonasova, et al
Mozart: Don Giovanni / Gardiner, Gilfry, Orgonasova, et al

3 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Imports / 1995-07-18

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni
Performers: Clarkson, Julian; D'Arcangelo, Ildebrando; Gilfrey, Rodney; James, Eirian; Margiono, Charlotte; Orgonasova, Luba; Pregardien, Christoph; Silvestrelli, Andrea; Smith, Steve; Watkin, David
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists

"...on the whole Mozart performances don't come much better than this." -Gramophone...continue...
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Lehár: Die Lustige Witwe / Gardiner, Studer, Skovhus, Terfel
Lehár: Die Lustige Witwe / Gardiner, Studer, Skovhus, Terfel

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 1995-02-14

Works: Franz Lehár: The Merry Widow
Performers: Backes, Constanze; Bonney, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Deam, Donna; Flowers, Suzanne; Fredriksson, Karl Magnus; Houghton, Lucinda; Jenkin, Nicola [Soprano Vocals]; Kazimierczuk, Angela; Peper, Uwe; Skov...
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / John Eliot Gardiner
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / John Eliot Gardiner

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 1993-04-13

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384
Performers: Bury, Alison; Clarkson, Julian; East, Angela; Hauptmann, Cornelius [Bass Vocal]; Kazimierczuk, Angela; Minetti, Hans-Peter; Olsen, Stanford; Orgonasova, Luba; Peper, Uwe; Robson, Anthony; Ross, Alist...
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
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Mozart: Idomeneo / Gardiner, McNair, von Otter, et al
Mozart: Idomeneo / Gardiner, McNair, von Otter, et al

3 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Imports / 1991-09-12

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Idomeneo
Performers: Charlesworth, Stephen; Halstead, Anthony [Horn/Conductor]; Hauptmann, Cornelius [Bass Vocal]; Kazimierczuk, Angela; Kenny, Jonathan Peter; Martinpelto, Hillevi; McNair, Sylvia [Soprano Vocals]; Mitch...
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot; Wilcock, Elizabeth

"Through his quiet pursuit of excellence, Sir John Eliot Gardiner has become one of the great musical communicators of our time." -Lord Puttnam...continue...
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Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Gardiner, Rolfe-Johnson, Baird, et al
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Gardiner, Rolfe-Johnson, Baird, et al

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 1987-11-09

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo
Performers: Argenta, Nancy; Baird, Julianne; Birchall, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Chance, Michael; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts; Milner, Howard; Montague, Diana; Nichols,...
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
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