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Esprit - Zen
Esprit - Zen

1 CD / Naïve / 2009-05-26

Performers: de la Salle, Lise; Gastinel, Anne [cello]; Guy, François-Frederic; Jaroussky, Philippe; Lemieux, Marie-Nicole; Lislevand, Rolf; Mingardo, Sara; Say, Fazil; Smith, Hopkinson; Sokolov, Grigory
Conductors: ; Alessandrini, Rinaldo; Equilbey, Laurence; Spinosi, Jean-Christophe
Ensemble: ; Accentus; Concerto Italiano; Ensemble Kapsberger; Ensemble Matheus; Mosaïques String Quartet
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Wagner: Lohengrin / Nagano/Deutsches SO, Berlin, Meier, Konig, Kringelborn [2 Blu-Ray]
Wagner: Lohengrin / Nagano/Deutsches SO, Berlin, Meier, Konig, Kringelborn [2 Blu-Ray]

2 Blu-Ray Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2009-05-26

Works: Richard Wagner: Lohengrin
Performers: Fox, Tom; Kringelborn, Solveig; Meier, Waltraud; Vogt, Klaus Florian
Conductors: Nagano, Kent
Ensemble: Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Europa Chorakademie

This is a BLU-RAY DVD and will not play on a standard DVD player. A standard DVD is available as BOA 0964. With powerful conviction,...continue...
Run Time: 279 min.
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BOA 7026
Handel: Semele / Christie/La Scintilla, Bartoli, Nikiteanu, Remmert, Rey [Blu-Ray]
Handel: Semele / Christie/La Scintilla, Bartoli, Nikiteanu, Remmert, Rey [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / Decca / 2009-05-12

Works: George Frideric Handel: Semele, HWV 58
Performers: Allen, Thomas Michael; Bartoli, Cecilia; Nikiteanu, Liliana; Remmert, Birgit; Rey, Isabel; Scharinger, Anton; Workman, Charles
Conductors: Christie, William
Ensemble: Scintilla Chamber Orchestra

This is a BLU-RAY disc and will not play on a standard DVD player. A standard DVD is available as DEC B001286809. Opera superstar Cecilia...continue...
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Handel: Semele / Christie/La Scintilla, Bartoli, Nikiteanu, Remmert, Rey [2 DVD]
Handel: Semele / Christie/La Scintilla, Bartoli, Nikiteanu, Remmert, Rey [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / Decca / 2009-05-12

Works: George Frideric Handel: Semele, HWV 58
Performers: Allen, Thomas Michael; Bartoli, Cecilia; Nikiteanu, Liliana; Remmert, Birgit; Rey, Isabel; Scharinger, Anton; Workman, Charles
Conductors: Christie, William
Ensemble: Scintilla Chamber Orchestra

Opera superstar Cecilia Bartoli offers her first operatic release on DVD in 12 years, and also her first opera in English. Bartoli stars as Semele...continue...
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Handel: Messiah (Highlights) / Cleobury, Dawson, Summers, Ainsley, Miles, / King's College Choir Cambridge
Handel: Messiah (Highlights) / Cleobury, Dawson, Summers, Ainsley, Miles, / King's College Choir Cambridge

1 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2009-05-05

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Dawson, Lynne; Miles, Alastair; Summers, Hilary
Conductors: ; Cleobury, Stephen
Ensemble: Brandenburg Consort; King's College Choir, Cambridge
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BLC 93270
Mozart: Requiem / Matt, Heuvelmans, Werner, Morvaj, Pfeiffer, et al
Mozart: Requiem / Matt, Heuvelmans, Werner, Morvaj, Pfeiffer, et al

1 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2009-05-05

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K 626
Performers: Heuvelmans, Pamela; Morvaj, Robert; Pfeiffer, Thomas; Werner, Barbara
Conductors: ; Matt, Nicol
Ensemble: Chamber Choir of Europe; Pforzheim Southwest German Chamber Orchestra
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BLC 93295
Albéniz: Merlin / Eusebio, Domingo, Henschel, et al
Albéniz: Merlin / Eusebio, Domingo, Henschel, et al

2 CD / Decca Import / 2009-04-30

Works: Isaac Albéniz: Merlin, opera in 3 acts
Performers: Alvarez, Carlos [Baritone Vocals]; Bou, Felipe; Chausson, Carlos; Domingo, Placido [Tenor Vocals]; Henschel, Jane; Maltman, Christopher; Rodríguez, Angel
Conductors: Alder, Jonathan; Eusebio, José de

"This very impressive recording of Albeniz's almost unknown opera is one of the ear-openers of the new year...The performance is, for the most part, stunning....continue...
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Bach: Christmas Oratorio / Münchinger, Ameling
Bach: Christmas Oratorio / Münchinger, Ameling

2 CD / Decca Import / 2009-04-29

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
Performers: Ameling, Elly; Krause, Tom; Pears, Peter, Sir; Watts, Helen
Conductors: Münchinger, Karl
Ensemble: Lübeck Kantorei ; Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
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DECI LON455410
Schumann: Frauenliebe und Leben Op 42, etc / Lemieux, Blumenthal
Schumann: Frauenliebe und Leben Op 42, etc / Lemieux, Blumenthal

1 CD / Naïve / 2009-04-28

Performers: Blumenthal, Daniel; Lemieux, Marie-Nicole

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Canadian contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux and pianist Daniel Blumenthal bring vivid perception to Schumann's song-cycle Frauenliebe und-Leben, Op 42. It's tempting to judge this w...continue...
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Steffani: Alarico il Baltha / Scarlatti Camera Ensemble, et al
Steffani: Alarico il Baltha / Scarlatti Camera Ensemble, et al

3 CD / Concerto / 2009-04-28

Works: Agostino Steffani: Alarico il Baltha, cioè L'audace re de' gothi
Performers: Casagrande, Luca; Curia, Maria Carla; Democratico, Marco; Ji-Young, Lee; Jung, Wong Mi; Liberato, Loretta; Maiardi, Stefania; Pelaccia, Guerino
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Ensemble: Scarlatti Camera Ensemble
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CTO 2039
Jorgensen: Moon-pain, Goblin Dance, Lisbon revisited / Hillier, Oja, Klett, Wood, et al
Jorgensen: Moon-pain, Goblin Dance, Lisbon revisited / Hillier, Oja, Klett, Wood, et al

1 CD / Dacapo / 2009-04-28

Works: Klaus Jorgensen: Moon-Pain, for voice & chamber ensemble; Goblin Dance, for clarinet & piano; Lisbon Revisited, for vocal ensemble
Performers: Boehmer, Konrad; Butterfield, Christopher; Garcia, Ivan; Goldman, Jonathan; Gonneville, Michel; Hoffmeyer, Stig; Klett, Anna; Lobo, Joao; Meyer, Rudiger; Munich, Silvina; Oja, Iris; Poulsen, Peter; S...
Conductors: Hillier, Paul

In his most important work to date, the song cycle 'Moon-pain' (2003-8) for mezzo-soprano and chamber ensemble, Klaus Ib Jorgensen (b. 1967) has set the...continue...
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DACO 8226505
Handel: Orlando / Christie/Zurich Opera, Mijanovic, Herzog, Neidhardt [Blu-Ray]
Handel: Orlando / Christie/Zurich Opera, Mijanovic, Herzog, Neidhardt [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / Arthaus / 2009-04-28

Works: George Frideric Handel: Orlando, HWV 31
Performers: Clark, Christina; Jankova, Martina; Mijanovic, Marijana; Peetz, Katharina; Wolff, Konstantin
Conductors: Christie, William
Ensemble: Zurich Opera Orchestra

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AHM 101310
Prokofiev: War and Peace / Bertini/Opera Nationale de Paris, Guryakova, Gunn [2 DVD]
Prokofiev: War and Peace / Bertini/Opera Nationale de Paris, Guryakova, Gunn [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / Arthaus / 2009-04-28

Works: Sergei Prokofiev: War and Peace, Op. 91
Performers: Brubaker, Robert; Gerello, Vassili; Gunn, Nathan; Guryakova, Olga; Kit, Mikhail; Kotcherga, Anatoly; Margita, Stefan; Matorine, Vladimir; Obraztsova, Elena; Poretsky, Susanna; Zaremba, Elena; Zimnenk...
Conductors: Bertini, Gary
Ensemble: Paris National Opera Chorus; Paris National Opera Orchestra

When Sergei Prokofiev started work on a new opera, having just finished his opera 'Betrothal in a Monastery', he could not have envisaged that the...continue...
Run Time: 289 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, Dolby 5.0, DTS 5.0
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AHM 107029
Handel: Tamerlano / McCreesh/Teatro Real, Domingo, Bacelli, Bohlin [3 DVD]
Handel: Tamerlano / McCreesh/Teatro Real, Domingo, Bacelli, Bohlin [3 DVD]

3 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2009-04-28

Works: George Frideric Handel: Tamerlano, HWV 18
Performers: Bacelli, Monica; Bohlin, Ingela; de Donato, Luigi; Domingo, Placido; Holloway, Jennifer; Mingardo, Sara
Conductors: McCreesh, Paul
Ensemble: Teatro Real Orchestra

Teatro Real's majestic production of Handel's vivid tragedy, 'Tamerlano', stars a Lear-like Placido Domingo as the Turkish Sultan Bajazet, caught between pride, love and loyalty....continue...
Run Time: 241 min.
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Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
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BOA 1006
Handel: Tamerlano / McCreesh/Teatro Real, Domingo, Bacelli, Bohlin [2 Blu-Ray]
Handel: Tamerlano / McCreesh/Teatro Real, Domingo, Bacelli, Bohlin [2 Blu-Ray]

2 Blu-Ray Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2009-04-28

Works: George Frideric Handel: Tamerlano, HWV 18
Performers: Bacelli, Monica; Bohlin, Ingela; de Donato, Luigi; Domingo, Placido; Holloway, Jennifer; Mingardo, Sara
Conductors: McCreesh, Paul
Ensemble: Teatro Real Orchestra

This is a BLU-RAY disc that will not play on a standard DVD player. A standard DVD is available as BOA 1006 Teatro Real's majestic...continue...
Run Time: 241 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
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BOA 7022
The Sixteen Edition - Padre Pio Prayer - MacMillan, Panufnik, Todd
The Sixteen Edition - Padre Pio Prayer - MacMillan, Panufnik, Todd

1 CD / Coro / 2009-04-27

Works: James MacMillan: Padre Pio's Prayer, for chorus & organ; The Lamb has come for us from the House of David, for chorus & organ; On the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin, for chorus; A New Song, for c...
Performers: Davidson, Grace; Dobell, Mark; Doyle, Julia; Massey, Ruth
Conductors: Christophers, Harry
Ensemble: The Sixteen

A fascinating recording of three new commissions from James MacMillan, Roxanna Panufnik, and Will Todd, accompanied by a number of other works by each of...continue...
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Handel: Alcina / Curtis, DiDonato, Beaumont, Gauvin, Cherici, Priante, Il Complesso Barocco, et al
Handel: Alcina / Curtis, DiDonato, Beaumont, Gauvin, Cherici, Priante, Il Complesso Barocco, et al

3 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2009-04-14

Works: George Frederick Handel: Alcina
Performers: Beaumont, Maite; Cherici, Laura; DiDonato, Joyce; Gauvin, Karina; Priante, Vito; Prina, Sonia; Rensburg, Kobie van
Conductors: Curtis, Alan
Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco

"This new recording is interesting partly for the casting of a mezzo-soprano in the title role. Anyone wondering about this aspect should worry no further:...continue...
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Entartete Musik - Krása: Verlobung im Traum, etc / Zagrosek
Entartete Musik - Krása: Verlobung im Traum, etc / Zagrosek

2 CD / Decca Import / 2009-04-09

Works: Hans Krása: Verlobung im Traum, opera; Symphony for voice & orchestra
Performers: Balleys, Brigitte; Dohmen, Albert; Hellekant, Charlotte; Henschel, Jane; Lascarro, Juanita; Worle, Robert
Conductors: Zagrosek, Lothar; Ashkenazy, Vladimir

"If Gustav Mahler had composed an opera, it may well have sounded like Hans Krasa's 'Verlobung im Traum'...Think in terms of Mahler's Seventh or Ninth...continue...
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Albéniz: Henry Clifford / De Eusebio, Machado, Marc, et al
Albéniz: Henry Clifford / De Eusebio, Machado, Marc, et al

2 CD / Decca Import / 2009-04-09

Works: Isaac Albéniz: Henry Clifford, opera in 3 acts (also known as "Enrico Clifford" or "Les deux Roses")
Performers: Alvarez, Carlos [Baritone Vocals]; Gilabert, Pedro; Henschel, Jane; Immler, Christian; Machado, Aquiles; Marc, Alessandra; Martinez, Ana Maria
Conductors: Eusebio, José de

"The music is absolutely marvelous. It is a kind of Wagner meets French impressionism then gets mixed up with some English folk-songs. It is rhapsodic,...continue...
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Händel: Herakles / Hauschild, Polster, Büchner, et al
Händel: Herakles / Hauschild, Polster, Büchner, et al

3 CD / Berlin Classics / 2009-04-03

Works: George Frederick Handel: Hercules
Performers: Büchner, Eberhard; Dijkstra, Hebe; Kaltofen, Gisela; Klug, Peter; Lovaas, Kari; Polster, Hermann-Christian; Soffel, Doris; Sommerfeld, Andreas; Tomaszewski, Rolf; Vogel, Reinhart; Zahn, Dieter
Conductors: Hauschild, Wolf-Dieter
Ensemble: Leipzig Radio Chorus
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BER 184672
Berg: Wozzeck, etc / Sanzogno, Gobi, Picchi, Cuenod, et al
Berg: Wozzeck, etc / Sanzogno, Gobi, Picchi, Cuenod, et al

2 CD / Myto Records / 2009-04-01

Works: Alban Berg: Wozzeck, opera, Op. 7; Concerto for Violin
Performers: Badioli, Carlo; Cuenod, Hugues; Dow, Dorothy; Gobbi, Tito; Lopatto, Dimitri; Mandalari, Maria Teresa; Monteanu, Petre; Pandano, Vittorio; Pergola, Luciano della; Picchi, Mirto; Soley, Tommaso; Sziget...
Conductors: Sanzogno, Nino; Mitropoulos, Dimitri
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MYT 071122
Giacomo Puccini: Suour Angelica (Sung in German)
Giacomo Puccini: Suour Angelica (Sung in German)

1 CD / Myto Records / 2009-04-01

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Suor Angelica; Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlo
Performers: Fez, Elisabeth; Pontes, Elisabeth [Vocals]; Rieger, Friedl [Vocals]
Conductors: Loibner, Wilhelm; Karajan, Herbert v.

Recording information: Salzburg (07/26/1958); Wien (07/26/1958); Salzburg (12/23/1951); Wien (12/23/1951)....continue...
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Claude Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande / Denise Duval; Michel Roux
Claude Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande / Denise Duval; Michel Roux

3 CD / Glyndebourne / 2009-03-31

Works: Claude Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande
Performers: Bredy, Rosine; Duval, Denise; Hoekman, Guus; Reynolds, Anna; Roux, Michel [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Shirley-Quirk, John; Wilbrink, Hans
Conductors: Vittorio, Gui
Ensemble: Glyndebourne Festival Chorus

"Vittorio Gui does not bring a particularly Gallic sensibility to this performance of Pelleas et Melisande recorded at the 1963 Glyndebourne Festival, but he creates...continue...
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Bach: H-Moll-Messe / Sigiswald Kuijken
Bach: H-Moll-Messe / Sigiswald Kuijken

2 Super Audio CD / Challenge / 2009-03-27

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232
Performers: Crabben, Jan Van der; Genz, Christoph; Hardt, Patrizia; Hermans, Elisabeth; Hunziker, Bernhard; Niedermeyr, Marcus; Samann, Gerlinde
Conductors: Kuijken, Sigiswald

A unique recording in the vocal setting of the period (single voices, with no choir) by the world famous Early Music ensemble....continue...
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CHL 72316
Britten: A Ceremony of Carols, etc / King's College Choir
Britten: A Ceremony of Carols, etc / King's College Choir

1 CD / Decca Import / 2009-03-18

Works: Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28; Rejoice in the Lamb, festival cantata for trumpet, ATB soloists, chorus & organ, Op. 30; A Boy was Born, Op. 3
Performers: Barley, Peter; Brody, Marcus; Crookes, James; Johnston, Rupert; Masters, Rachel [Harp]; McFadzean, John; Pearce, Michael; Rose, Thomas; Simon Spencer; Winn, Peter
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Handel: Joshua / Cummings, London Handel Orchestra
Handel: Joshua / Cummings, London Handel Orchestra

2 CD / SOMM / 2009-03-01

Works: George Frederick Handel: Joshua
Performers: Clayton, Allan; Gibson, Alexandra; Humphreys, George; Manley, Katherine; Rowntree, Richard
Conductors: Cummings, Laurence

Joshua, an oratorio in three parts was recorded live in St. George's Church, London in March, 2008. This is the first recording of the original...continue...
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SOMM 240
Smetana: Bartered Bride / Vogel, Musilova, Zidek, Kalas, et al
Smetana: Bartered Bride / Vogel, Musilova, Zidek, Kalas, et al

2 CD / Supraphon / 2009-02-27

Works: Bedrich Smetana: Prodaná nevesta (The Bartered Bride), opera, JB 1
Performers: Bednar, Vaclav; Hruska, Karel; Kalas, Karel; Kovar, Oldrich; Mraz, Ladislav; Musilova, Milada; Otava, Zdenek; Pechova, Jarmila; Stepanova, Stepanka; Zidek, Ivo
Conductors: Vogel, Jaroslav
Ensemble: Prague National Theatre Orchestra

During the course of the 20th century Smetana's 'The Bartered Bride' had numerous complete recordings which documented the interpretational mastery of the artists associated with...continue...
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SPR 3980
Leos Janácek: The Cunning Little Vixen / Neumann, et al
Leos Janácek: The Cunning Little Vixen / Neumann, et al

2 CD / Supraphon / 2009-02-27

Works: Leos Janácek: Príhody Lisky Bystrousky (The Cunning Little Vixen)
Performers: Asmus, Rudolf; Belanov, Kveta; Bohmov, Hana; Cadikovicova, Milada; Cupalov, Vera; Domaninska, Libuse; Halir, Vaclav; Joran, Jiri; Lebedov, Hana; Prochazkov, Jaroslava; Tattermuschova, Helena; Vojta, ...
Conductors: Neumann, Václav

Janacek's 'The Cunning Little Vixen' has of late been appearing ever more frequently on the stages of opera houses worldwide. Two seemingly different worlds -...continue...
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SPR 3981
Bernstein: Mass / Jarvi, Scarlata, et al
Bernstein: Mass / Jarvi, Scarlata, et al

2 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2009-02-24

Works: Leonard Bernstein: Alleluia
Performers: Achammer, Barbara; Bassman, Damien; Bauer, Andreas; Dlouhy, Theresa; Drexel, Georg; Fieldes, Mat; Frölich, Bernd; Gassner, Suzanne; Gellev, Vesselin; Gheorghiu, Alexander; Gruber, Heidemaria; Ha...
Conductors: Järvi, Kristjan
Ensemble: Absolute Ensemble

One of Bernstein's most controversial compositions, 'Mass' was written at the request of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis for the opening of the John F. Kennedy Center...continue...
Leonard Bernstein's Mass: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers was given a mixed reception upon its premiere as the inaugural production at the opera house of the John F. Kennedy Center fo...continue...
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CHA 5070
Carlo Broschi detto Farinelli - Il Quaderno dell'Imperatrice / Manzotti, et al
Carlo Broschi detto Farinelli - Il Quaderno dell'Imperatrice / Manzotti, et al

1 CD / Concerto / 2009-02-24

Works: Riccardo Broschi: Son qual nave; Carlo Broschi: Io sperai; Ogni di più molesto; Non sperar; Gerolamo Giacomelli: Merope
Performers: Manzotti, Angelo
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Ensemble: Isabella Leonarda Ensemble
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Fanshawe: African Sanctus, Salaams / John Lambert, Owain Arwel Hughes, et al
Fanshawe: African Sanctus, Salaams / John Lambert, Owain Arwel Hughes, et al

1 CD / Decca / 2009-02-10

Works: David Fanshawe: African Sanctus, for chorus, ensemble & tape; Salaams, for cantor, 11 singers, piano, tapes & drums
Performers: Addy, Mustapha Tettey; Ashe, Rosemary; Bamber, Peter; Beavan, David; Butler, Gerry; Cable, Margaret; Campo, Tony; Clark, Patricia; Emery, Terry [Percussion]; Fanshawe, David; Harrison, Elisabeth; Hil...
Conductors: Hughes, Owain A.; Lambert, John
Ensemble: ; Ambrosian Singers

Written by English composer and ethnomusicologist David Fanshawe, 'African Sanctus' is a unique setting of the traditional Latin Mass harmonized with traditional African music. Fanshawe...continue...
Personnel: Peter Bamber, Gareth Roberts (tenor); David Beavan (bass voice); Alan Parker (guitar); Gerry Butler (organ); Terry Emery, Mustapha Tettey Addy, Gary Kettel (percussion).

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Britten: Albert Herring / Manhattan School of Music Opera
Britten: Albert Herring / Manhattan School of Music Opera

2 CD / Vox Classical / 2009-01-30

Works: Benjamin Britten: Albert Herring, Op. 39
Performers: Altman, Scott; Balach, Nancy Maria; Bearden, Scott; Binford, Lynette; Dickerson, Kirsten; Hepler, Samuel; Pfund, Christopher; Powell, James; Rathus, Jordon S.; Sayers, Chris; Tirado, Jon-Michael; Ven...
Conductors: Gilbert, David
Ensemble: Manhattan School of Music Opera Orchestra
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Caccini: L'Euridice / Achten, Scherzi Musicali, et al
Caccini: L'Euridice / Achten, Scherzi Musicali, et al

1 CD / Ricercar / 2009-01-13

Works: Giulio Caccini: Euridice, opera
Performers: Achten, Nicolas [Conductor]; Berten, Olivier; El-Bushra, Magid; Mecheken, Reinoud van; Renson, Laurence; Roy, Marie de; Vieslet, Céline
Conductors: Achten, Nicolas

Caccini's lyricism, emotion, and skilled vocal writing show clearly that his 'L'Euridice' is the true forerunner of Monteverdi's 'L'Orfeo'. Ricercar now proudly presents this world...continue...
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RCR 269
Händel: Israel in Egypt; Zadok the Priest; The King Shall Rejoice
Händel: Israel in Egypt; Zadok the Priest; The King Shall Rejoice

2 CD / Decca Import / 2009-01-05

Works: George Frederick Handel: Israel in Egypt, oratorio, HWV 54; Coronation Anthem; The King Shall Rejoice, coronation anthem no 2 for chorus & orchestra, HWV 260
Performers: Clarkson, Julian; Deam, Donna; Holton, Ruth; Kenny, Jonathan Peter; Priday, Elisabeth; Purves, Christopher; Robertson, Nicholas; Salmon, Philip; Tindall, Paul; Tusa, Andrew
Conductors: Gardiner, John E.
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
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DECI 4781374CD
Sutermeister: Romeo und Julia / Wallberg, Wilsing, Nicolai, Malta, et al
Sutermeister: Romeo und Julia / Wallberg, Wilsing, Nicolai, Malta, et al

2 CD / Musiques Suisses / 2009-01-01

Works: Heinrich Sutermeister: Romeo und Julia
Performers: Dallapozza, Adolf; Grabenhorst, Helene; Gruber, Ferry; Grumbach, Raimund; Hansen ne, Paul; Hautermann, Karin; Hillebrand, Nikolaus; Koszut, Urszula; Laurich, Hildegard; Lutje, Gregor; Malta, Alexande...
Conductors: Wallberg, Heinz

Recording information: Bayerischen Rundfunk, München (1980)....continue...
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MSS 6263
Gentle Words - Shaker Songs / Doug Fullington, Tudor Choir
Gentle Words - Shaker Songs / Doug Fullington, Tudor Choir

1 CD / Loft Recordings / 2009-01-01

Works: American Traditional: I Will Bow and Be Simple, Shaker hymn (a.k.a. Simple Gifts); All is summer, Shaker hymn; O Lord, make me pure, Shaker hymn; Love is little, Shaker hymn; Circular March, Shaker h...
Performers: Ferraris, Penni; Glusker, Ann; Ponten, Lisa Cardwell; Sabee, Linda; Stutz, David; Tudor Choir
Conductors: Fullington, Doug
Ensemble: Tudor Choir

Shaker music is one of the richest bodies of folksong in American history and Kevin Siegfried's arrangements follow Shaker aesthetics of beauty, simplicity and utility....continue...
Recording information: Kirkland, WA (09/2000)....continue...
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LFT 1041
Machandelboom - Rolf Riehm / Alfred Harth, Karl Riehm
Machandelboom - Rolf Riehm / Alfred Harth, Karl Riehm

1 Super Audio CD / Cybele / 2009-01-01

Works: Rolf Riehm: Machandelboom (The Juniper Tree), radio play based on the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm
Performers: Anders, Christoph; Bohmer, Paulus; Burioni, Matteo; Busen, Martin; Carlson, Ann; Carmona, Dolores; Corves, Gisela; Danzeisen, Nina; Dimpl, Annette; Franke, Gisela; Franke, Karin; Frey, Gertrud; Goebb...

Rolf Riehm was active as a musician in many ensembles and organizations, in additional to being a highly political person, and he composes music reflecting...continue...
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CYBL 960501
Songs of Life / Mager, et al
Songs of Life / Mager, et al

1 CD / CD Baby Independants / 2008-12-30

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Toward the unknown region; On Wenlock Edge; Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 100, "Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan" BWV 100; Cantata no 199 "Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut" BWV ...
Performers: Apperson, Jim; Brown, Ellen; Friedeman, John; Mager, Eileen; Tharp, Lisa
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Mahler: Kindertotenlieder;  Brahms: Liebeslieder Walzer, etc
Mahler: Kindertotenlieder; Brahms: Liebeslieder Walzer, etc

1 CD / Decca Import / 2008-12-30

Performers: Ferrier, Kathleen
Conductors: Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
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DECI LON425995
R Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Highlights / Karajan, Vienna
R Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Highlights / Karajan, Vienna

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2008-12-24

Works: Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59
Performers: Baltsa, Agnes; Cole, Vinson; Moll, Kurt; Muller-Molinari, Helga; Perry, Janet; Tomowa-Sintow, Anna
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert v.
Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Chorus
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DGGI DG415284
Doris Soffel sings Lieder / Axel Bauni, Bengt Ake Lundin
Doris Soffel sings Lieder / Axel Bauni, Bengt Ake Lundin

1 CD / Caprice Records / 2008-12-23

Works: Franz Schubert: Gretchen am Spinnrade, D 118; Szene aus Goethe's "Faust" ("Wie anders, Gretchen"), song for voice & piano (two versions), D. 126; Lullaby; Robert Schumann: Abschied von Frankreich ("I...
Performers: Bauni, Axel; Lundin, Bengt-Ake; Soffel, Doris
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CAPC 21602
Edition Ferenc Fricsay Vol 9 - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Edition Ferenc Fricsay Vol 9 - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor

2 CD / Audite / 2008-12-10

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Performers: Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich; Haefliger, Ernst; Schlott, Theodor; Stader, Maria; Van Dijk, Cornelis; Wagner, Sieglinde; Wilhelm, Horst
Conductors: ; Fricsay, Ferenc
Ensemble: Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus; Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra

Fricsay recorded 'Lucia di Lammermoor' in 1953 with a dream team of soloists. Maria Stader, Ernst Haefliger and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau shared Fricsay's stylistic sensitivity, his...continue...
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ADT 23412
Beethoven: Symphony no 9 Op. 125, Leonore Overture no 3 Op. 72a / Busch, et al
Beethoven: Symphony no 9 Op. 125, Leonore Overture no 3 Op. 72a / Busch, et al

1 CD / Guild / 2008-12-09

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"; Leonore Overture no 2 in C major, Op. 72
Performers: Byrding, Holger; Jena, Else; Lindberg-Torlind, Kerstin; Sjoberg, Erik
Conductors: Busch, Fritz
Ensemble: Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra

This 1950 performance in Copenhagen of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is one of three broadcasts of the work issued by Guild, each performance being under the...continue...
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GUI 2343
Can She Excuse?
Can She Excuse?

1 CD / Gramola / 2008-12-01

Works: Giovanni Coprario: Fantasia a 3; John Dowland: Clear or cloudy sweet as Aprill showring, for 4 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs); Can she excuse my wrongs, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs...
Performers: Dlouhy, Theresa
Conductors:
Ensemble: Ensemble Mikado

The young Austrian Renaissance music ensemble Mikado, built around recorder player Maja Osojnik (2008 Bank Austria Artist of the Year), presents music from the time...continue...
Recording information: Kollegium Kalksburg, Vienna (06/19/2008-06/23/2008)....continue...
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GRAM 98850
C.P.E. Bach: Flute Concertos / Michiko Takahashi, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
C.P.E. Bach: Flute Concertos / Michiko Takahashi, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

14 CD / RCO Live / 2008-12-01

Works: Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98; Anton Webern: Pieces (5) for orchestra, Op. 10; Im Sommerwind, idyll for orchestra; Carl Nielsen: Symphony no 5, Op. 50; Luigi Dallapiccola: Commiat...
Performers: Argerich, Martha [Piano]; Brendel, Alfred [Piano]; Devos, Lode; Dorow, Dorothy; Hargan, Alison; Herbers, Werner; Kilduff, Barbara; Kim, Yong-Hee; Lewis, Keith; Meel, Nico van der; Olof, Theo; Oosterk...
Conductors: Giulini, Carlo Maria; Kondrashin, Kirill; Vis, Lucas; Jochum, Eugen; Haitink, Bernard; De Waart, Edo; Sanderling, Kurt; Vonk, Hans; Davis, Colin; Järvi, Neeme; Dorati, Antal; Cerha, Friedrich; B...

The Anthology of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is a transcription in sound of the concert-giving history of the Concertgebouw Orchestra, based upon radio recordings from...continue...
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RCOL 08005
Verdi: Rigoletto / Santi/Zurich Opera, Nucci, Mosuc, Beczala [Blu-Ray]
Verdi: Rigoletto / Santi/Zurich Opera, Nucci, Mosuc, Beczala [Blu-Ray]

2 Blu-Ray Video / Arthaus / 2008-11-25

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto
Performers: Beczala, Piotr; Mosuc, Elena; Nucci, Leo; Peetz, Katharina; Polgar, Laszlo
Conductors: Santi, Nello
Ensemble: Zurich Opera Chorus; Zurich Opera Orchestra

'Rigoletto' tells the story of the crippled court jester Rigoletto and his adored daughter Gilda, whom he desperately tries to protect from the advances of...continue...
Run Time: 128 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio 7.1
Subtitles: Italian, English, Ge...continue...
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AHM 101286
Benjamin Britten - The Collector's Edition
Benjamin Britten - The Collector's Edition

37 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-11-24

Works: Benjamin Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20; Peter Grimes; Passacaglia, for orchestra, Op. 33b (from "Peter Grimes"); The Young person's guide to the orchestra; Canadian Carnival, for orchestra, Op...
Performers: Adey, John; Allen, Benjamin; Allen, Thomas; Alley, John [Piano]; Allison, Richard; Andrew Davis [Conductor/Organ]; Andsnes, Leif Ove [Piano/Conductor]; Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Bailey, Norm...
Conductors: Pesek, Libor; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Paavo, Järvi; Berglund, Paavo; Brown, Iona; Yuasa, Takuo; Hickox, Richard; Marriner, Sir Neville; Harding, Daniel; Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Bedford, Steuart; Knu...
Ensemble: ; Endymion Ensemble
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WRNC 175262C
Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle;  Respighi / Heltay, et al
Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle; Respighi / Heltay, et al

2 CD / Decca Import / 2008-11-13

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Petite messe solennelle, for soloists, 2 pianos, harmonium & choir; Ottorino Respighi: Deità silvane, for soprano & 15 instruments, P. 147; Trittico botticelliano (Three Botti...
Performers: Birch, John; Constable, John [Keyboards]; Dickinson, Meriel; Gomez, Jill; Hodgson, Alfreda; King, Malcolm; Marshall, Margaret; Sylvia Holford; Tear, Robert
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DECI LON444842
Beeson: In Praise of Singing, Tides of Miranda, etc / Gregg Smith Singers
Beeson: In Praise of Singing, Tides of Miranda, etc / Gregg Smith Singers

1 CD / Albany Records / 2008-11-11

Works: Jack Beeson: Settings (3) from the Bay Psalm Book, for chorus; Tides of Miranda, for 5 voices & chorus; Give the Poor Singer a Penny, round for chorus; Greener Pastures, round for chorus; Boys and Gi...
Performers: Clark, Eileen; Davidson, Gregory; Eckard, Linda; Haggard, Frank; Hume, Joel; Lindevald, April; Martin, Drew [Tenor]; McKee, Katherine; Poore, Mary Elizabeth; Richardson, Walter; Solleck-Avella, Kirst...
Conductors: Smith, Gregg

Jack Beeson's musical background resembles those of many another contemporary composers but his storyline diverges from the expected mid-century composer-in-formation's path when he chose to...continue...
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ALB 1036
Duruflé: Requiem Op. 9, Mass
Duruflé: Requiem Op. 9, Mass "Cum jubilo" Op. 11, Motets, etc / Ives, Harvey, Ford, English Sinfonia, et al

1 Super Audio CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2008-11-11

Works: Maurice Duruflé: Requiem; Prelude on the Introit of the Epiphany, Op. 13; Fugue in C minor "on a theme by Rabaud"; Motets (4) on Gregorian themes, Op. 10; Hommage à Jean Gallon ("Chant ...
Performers: Busfield, Ronan; Chaundy, Mark; Collins, Daniel; Edwards, William; El-Bushra, Magid; Fayle, Peter; Ford, Martin; Grey, Jonathan; Harvey, Peter Harvey; Hayes, Oliver; Holiday, Michael; Ingleby, Matthe...
Conductors: Ives, Bill

"The orchestra and choir produce a rich sound, and in the 'Pie Jesu', the alto soloist Magid El-Bushra sings most beautifully, expressing the words very...continue...
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