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Maria Callas - 100 Best Classics
Maria Callas - 100 Best Classics

14 CD / Warner Classics / 2007-10-02

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan"; Symphony no 3 in D minor; Des Knaben Wunderhorn; Symphony no 4 in G major; Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor; Symphony no 7 in E minor; Symphony no 8 in ...
Performers: Auger, Arleen [Soprano Vocal]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Banse, Juliane; Brewer, Christine; Doese, Helena; Hampson, Thomas [Baritone Vocal]; Hodgson, Alfreda; Isokoski, Soile; Keenlys...
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir

The recording of Sir Simon Rattle's cycle the Mahler Symphonies commenced in 1986 with the Second Symphony and was completed in 2002 with the Fifth....continue...
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Britten: Turn of the Screw / Harding/Mahler CO, Delunsch [DVD]
Britten: Turn of the Screw / Harding/Mahler CO, Delunsch [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Bel Air Classiques / 2007-10-01

Works: Benjamin Britten: Turn of the Screw, Op. 54
Performers: Delunsch, Mireille; McLaughlin, Marie; Miller, Marlin; Schaer, Hanna
Conductors: Harding, Daniel
Ensemble: Mahler Chamber Orchestra

"BelAir Classiques' DVD of a performance staged at the 2001 Festival d'Aix-en-Provence may not have (Petr Weigl's) consistent dramatic punch, but musically it's one of...continue...
Run Time: 108 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, Letterbox, Color
Sound Format(s): , Digitally Processed
Country of Origin: France
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40 Most Beautiful Christmas Classics
40 Most Beautiful Christmas Classics

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2007-10-01

Works: Christmas Traditional: O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol; Gabriel's Message (Basque); In dulci jubilo (Piæ Cantiones); I Wonder As I Wander (American); This is the truth se...
Performers: Bach, Gottfried [Classical Keyboards]; Carreras, Jose [Tenor Vocal]; Domingo, Placido [Tenor Vocals]; George, Michael [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Hampson, Thomas [Baritone Vocal]; Harjanne, Jouko; Jo, Sum...
Conductors: Stapleton, Robin; Higginbottom, Edward; Wolff, Hugh; ; Gardiner, John E.; Sutej, Vjekoslav; Schneider, Michael; Scimone, Claudio; Werner, Fritz; Glahe, Will; Cohen, Joel; Lazarev, Alexander; Harnonco...
Ensemble: ; Concentus Musicus Wien; I Solisti Veneti; Il Giardino Armonico; London Brass; Will Glahe Soloists

Personnel: Marjana Lipovsek , Plácido Domingo , José Carreras , Michael George , Thomas Hampson , Sumi Jo, Kiri Te Kanawa , Dawn Upshaw (vocals); Jouko Harjanne (trumpet); Gottfried Bach (...continue...
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Satyagraha
Satyagraha

3 CD / CBS Records / 2007-09-04

Works: Philip Glass: MEDLEY
Performers: Cummings, Claudia; Glass, Philip; Liss, Rhonda; McFarland, Robert; Perry, Douglas [Viola]; Reeve, Scott; Woods, Sheryl
Conductors: Keene, Christopher
Ensemble: New York City Opera Chorus; New York City Opera Orchestra

Personnel: Claudia Cummings, Sheryl Woods (soprano); Rhonda Liss (alto); Douglas Perry (tenor, tenor saxophone).

Recording information: Digital By Dickinson, Bloomfield Hills, NJ (1984); Mca R...continue...
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Handel: Alcina / Bolton, Kasarova, Prina, et al
Handel: Alcina / Bolton, Kasarova, Prina, et al

3 Super Audio CD / Farao Classics / 2007-09-03

Works: George Frederick Handel: Alcina, HWV 34
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Cangemi, Veronica; Kasarova, Vesselina; Prina, Sonia; Purves, Christopher; York, Deborah
Conductors: Bolton, Ivor
Ensemble: Bavarian State Orchestra

The festival premiere of ALCINA at the Prinzregententheater on July 17th, 2005 was, like so many other premieres of baroque operas, a highlight of the...continue...
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Saint-Saëns: Christmas Oratorio / Holger Speck, et al
Saint-Saëns: Christmas Oratorio / Holger Speck, et al

1 Super Audio CD / Carus / 2007-09-01

Works: Camille Saint-Saëns: Christmas Oratorio, Op. 12
Performers: Bourvé, Antonia; Czinczel, Sabine; Giefer, Romano; Hamann, Jens; Schneider, Gundula; Ullmann, Marcus
Conductors: Speck, Holger
Ensemble: Les Favorites; Rastatt Vocal Ensemble
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Joseph Haydn: Sämtliche Baryton Octette
Joseph Haydn: Sämtliche Baryton Octette

2 CD / Ricercar / 2007-09-01

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Divertimento for Baryton, 2 Horns and Strings in G major, H 10 no 12; Divertimento a 8, for baryton, 2 violins, viola, cello, bass & 2 horns in A minor/A major, H. 10/3; Divertime...
Performers: Dombrecht, Piet; Fernandez, Francois; Maury, Claude; Pierlot, Philippe; Stuurop, Alda; Terakado, Ryo [Violin]; Yamagata, Sayuri; Zipperling, Rainer
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Ensemble: Ricercar Consort
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Bach - Concerts avec plusieurs instruments Vol 1
Bach - Concerts avec plusieurs instruments Vol 1

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2007-09-01

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052; Concerto for Oboe d'Amore in A major, BWV 1055; Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042; Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D maj...
Performers: Beyer, Amandine; Bouthinon, Sabine; Cachia, Claire; Gagnon, Patricia; Plantier, David
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Ensemble: Café Zimmermann
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AHP 013
Wagner: Gotterdämmerung / Asher Fisch, et al
Wagner: Gotterdämmerung / Asher Fisch, et al

4 Super Audio CD / Melba Recordings / 2007-09-01

Works: Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung
Performers: Campbell, Elizabeth; Cole, Joanna; Dal Monte, Duccio; Dunlop, Donna-Maree; Gasteen, Lisa; Jones, Natalie; Keegan, Liane; Ladner, Kate; MacFarlane, Gaye; McKendree-Wright, Zan; Mussard, Timothy; Summe...
Conductors: Fisch, Asher
Ensemble: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra; State Opera of South Australia

The Ring Cycle for the 21st century reaches its triumphal conclusion with this magnificent performance, in resplendent surround-sound Super Audio. The previous releases have received...continue...
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MELB 301099
Anthology of Song, Vol IV - Franz Naval
Anthology of Song, Vol IV - Franz Naval

1 CD / Symposium / 2007-09-01

Works: Franz Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin, D 795/Op. 25; Robert Schumann: Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42
Performers: Bake, Otto; Culp, Julia; Naval, Franz; Pilz, August

These performances by Franz Naval and Julia Culp, both exceptional lieder performers, are thought to be the first complete performances of any song cycle. Thus...continue...
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SYM 1367
Bruno Skulte: Heiress of Vilkaci / Andrejs Jansons, et al
Bruno Skulte: Heiress of Vilkaci / Andrejs Jansons, et al

2 CD / Albany Records / 2007-08-01

Works: Bruno Skulte: The Heiress of Vilkaci, opera in 5 acts
Performers: Bertule, Baiba; Berzins, Aldis; Bicevskis, Didzis; Bigaca, Antra; Goba, Andzella; Indzeris, Nauris; Lapins, Andris; Lasmane-Vitola, Liene; Ozola, Iveta; Parsa, Ieva; Puntulis, Nauris; Rungis, Guntars...
Conductors: Jansons, Andrejs

Along with his brother, the symphonist Adolfs Skulte (1909-2000), Bruno Skulte represented a bridge between the Romantic era and the blooming of modern Latvian music....continue...
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ALB 944
Opera in English - Humperdinck: Hansel & Gretel / Mackerras
Opera in English - Humperdinck: Hansel & Gretel / Mackerras

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2007-07-31

Works: Engelbert Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Performers: Coppen, Sarah; Evans, Rebecca; Hayward, Robert; Henschel, Jane; Larmore, Jennifer; Montague, Diana; Plowright, Rosalind Plowright; Vocal], Sarah Tynan [Soprano
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: New London Children's Choir

"Simply unmissable for any fans of this opera, Anglophone or not, Mackerras balances the songful and the sinister with absolute sureness. There is not a...continue...

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Airs Célèbres
Airs Célèbres

1 CD / HBDirect Import / 2007-07-10

Works: George Frederick Handel: Rinaldo; Antonio Vivaldi: Orlando furioso, opera in 3 acts, RV 728; Bajazet, RV 703 "Tamerlano"; Benedetto Marcello: Il mio bel foco; Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, Z 626; C...
Performers: Podles, Ewa
Conductors: Peire, Patrick
Ensemble: Collegium Instrumentale Brugense
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HBIM 913765
Lachner: Requiem / Meyer, Augsburg Chamber Soloists
Lachner: Requiem / Meyer, Augsburg Chamber Soloists

1 Super Audio CD / Carus / 2007-07-01

Works: Franz Lachner: Requiem in F minor
Performers: Balzer, Colin; Constantinescu, Roxana; Hughes, Ruby; Papendell, Gunter; Ulewicz, Marina; Werlitz, Gerhard
Conductors: Meyer, Hermann
Ensemble: Augsburg Chamber Soloists

After almost 30 years of composing strictly a cappella church works, Lachner created his Requiem in the Mozart Commemorative Year of 1856 as an expression...continue...
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CRS 83178
Electronical - Carlos, Stefanou, etc / Johnny Reinhard,et al
Electronical - Carlos, Stefanou, etc / Johnny Reinhard,et al

1 CD / Pitch / 2007-07-01

Works: Wendy Carlos: Afterlife; Albina Stefanou: The Daemon; Joel Mandelbaum: Andante Cantabile; Elodie Lauten: XX; Joseph Pehrson: Blackjack; David Glazier: Token
Performers: Bolotowsky, Andrew; Bookstein, Kenneth; Borden, Meredith; Carlos, Wendy; Catler, Bradford; Chiu, Tom; Eggar, Dave; Glazier, David; Glynn, Brendan; Lauten, Elodie; Lee, Elizabeth [alto]; Mendlow, Gabr...
Conductors: Reinhard, Johnny

This is a fascinating and ear-opening collection which explores the various and truly diverse aspects of electronic music alone or with acoustic instruments. As with...continue...
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PIT 200208
Long Road Home / William Bernewitz
Long Road Home / William Bernewitz

1 CD / Avie Records / 2007-07-01

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244; Conradin Kreutzer: Das Mühlrad for soprano, clarinet & piano, Op. 72, KWV 9110-01; Richard Strauss: Andante for horn & piano in C major (fr...
Performers: Anderson, Carol; Barnewitz, William; Bird, Anne Carolyn; Butler, Margaret; DiDonato, Joyce; Gutierrez, Eglis; Holloway, Jennifer; Oppens, Ursula [Piano]; Soluri, Ted

Bill Barnewitz offers chamber works which feature the horn either as a solo personality or integrated into an ensemble. Throughout, Bill, like an operatic interpreter,...continue...
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Lully: Thésée / O'Dette, Stubbs, Crook, van der Kamp, et al
Lully: Thésée / O'Dette, Stubbs, Crook, van der Kamp, et al

3 CD / CPO / 2007-06-26

Works: Jean-Baptiste Lully: Thésée, opera, LWV 51
Performers: Crook, Howard [Tenor Vocal]; Cube, Moritz von; Doren, Yulia Van; Engebreth, Aaron; Forsythe, Amanda; Hargis, Ellen; Laquerre, Olivier; Lebel, Mireille; LeBlanc, Suzie [Soprano Vocal]; Molomot, Marc; ...

"...recognition is due to the brilliant period-violinist who, as first-desk "leader", draws wonderful discipline and spirit from the ensemble. The sound is full-bodied and well-balanced....continue...
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Julia Varady Sings Wagner & Verdi
Julia Varady Sings Wagner & Verdi

1 CD / Orfeo / 2007-06-13

Works: Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman; Giuseppe Verdi: La forza del destino; Aida, opera; Il Trovatore; Otello
Performers: Broitman, Ruben; Giacomini, Giuseppe; Grundheber, Franz [Baritone Vocal]; Koves, Peter; Lipovsek, Marjana; Varády, Julia [Soprano Vocal]; Winsauer, Waltraud
Conductors: Schirmer, Ulf; Viotti, Marcello; Badea, Christian; Soltesz, Stefan; Runnicles, Donald

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Best of all is her Desdemona, in extracts from Otello in May 1996 conducted by Donald Runnicles. The confrontation from Act 3 with Giuseppe...continue...
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Kathleen Ferrier Edition Vol 9- Schubert, Brahms, Schumann
Kathleen Ferrier Edition Vol 9- Schubert, Brahms, Schumann

1 CD / Urania (Italy) / 2007-05-29

Works: Franz Schubert: Die junge Nonne, D 828/Op. 43 no 1; Rosamunde, D 797/Op. 26; Du liebst mich nicht, D 756; Der Tod und das Mädchen, D 531/Op. 7 no 3; Suleika no 1, D 720; Du bist die Ruh, D 776/O...
Performers: Ferrier, Kathleen; Walter, Bruno

The encounter - at the end of the Second World War - between the very high German conductor and the young English singer, represented for...continue...
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URA 321
The Originals - R. Strauss: Elektra / Solti, Nilsson, Resnik
The Originals - R. Strauss: Elektra / Solti, Nilsson, Resnik

2 CD / Decca / 2007-05-08

Works: Richard Strauss: Elektra, Op. 58
Performers: Collier, Marie; Cook, Jane; Franc, Tugomir; Heppe, Leo; Lehane, Maureen; Lilowa, Margarita; Minton, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]; Nilsson, Birgit [Soprano Vocal]; Resnik, Regina; Sjostedt, Margaret; Stolz...
Conductors: Solti, Georg
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

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A classic superbly remastered, with Nilsson's searing anti-heroine and Solti building almost unbearable tension. Includes Resnik's raddled Klytaemnestra, Krause's heroic O...continue...
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Wagner: Siegfried / Asher Fisch, Adelaide SO
Wagner: Siegfried / Asher Fisch, Adelaide SO

4 Super Audio CD / Melba Recordings / 2007-05-01

Works: Richard Wagner: Siegfried
Performers: Bröcheler, John; Gasteen, Lisa; Greager, Richard; Hibbard, David; Keegan, Liane; Rideout, Gary; Wegner, John; Yu, Shu-Cheen
Conductors: Fisch, Asher
Ensemble: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Finally, in the 21st century, the operas are being presented in SACD for the first time by the Melba label and the State Opera of...continue...
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Wagner: Götterdämmerung / Zagrosek, Bonnema, Bracht, et al
Wagner: Götterdämmerung / Zagrosek, Bonnema, Bracht, et al

4 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2007-04-24

Works: Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung
Performers: Bonnema, Albert; Bracht, Roland; Castle, Sarah; Collins, Janet; DeVol, Luana; Indrioadottir, Helga Ros [Soprano Vocal]; Iturralde, Hernan; Kapellmann, Franz-Josef; Patchell, Sue; Poulson, Lani; Vaugh...
Conductors: Zagrosek, Lothar
Ensemble: Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra

Comprising four separate operas, Wagner's visionary Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung) took 25 years to complete. Centred around a ring of...continue...
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Mozart: Cosi fan tutte / Ivan Fischer/Orch. Of the Age of Enlightenment, Lehtipuu, Pisaroni [2 DVD]
Mozart: Cosi fan tutte / Ivan Fischer/Orch. Of the Age of Enlightenment, Lehtipuu, Pisaroni [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2007-04-24

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Così fan tutte, K 588
Performers: Garmendia, Ainhoa; Lehtipuu, Topi; Persson, Miah; Pisaroni, Luca; Rivenq, Nicolas [baritone]; Vondung, Anke
Conductors: Fischer, Iván
Ensemble: Glyndebourne Festival Chorus; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

'Dressed in shades of sand and stone by Vicki Mortimer, and bathed in summer light by Paule Constable, Hytner's period production marries elegance, farce and...continue...
Run Time: 210 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9 anamorphic, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1 Surround
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Plakidis: Songs for the Wind and Blood / Sne, Riga Chamber
Plakidis: Songs for the Wind and Blood / Sne, Riga Chamber

1 CD / Toccata Classics / 2007-04-10

Works: Peteris Plakidis: Music for piano, strings & timpani; Songs for the Wind & Blood, for voice & orchestra; Concerto for 2 oboes & strings; Concerto-Ballad for 2 violins, piano & strings
Performers: Beitans, Dzintars; Bigaca, Antra; Pauls, Andris; Pelnens, Vilnis; Plakidis, Peteris; Urbans, Uldis
Conductors: Sne, Normunds
Ensemble: Riga Chamber Players

The music of Peteris Plakidis, born in 1947, is rooted in the melodic character of Latvian folk music, which imbues all his works with a...continue...
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Handel: Floridante / Alan Curtis, et al
Handel: Floridante / Alan Curtis, et al

3 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2007-04-10

Works: George Frederick Handel: Il Floridante, HWV 14
Performers: DiDonato, Joyce; Invernizzi, Roberta; Mijanovic, Marijana; Novaro, Riccardo; Priante, Vito; Rostorf-Zamir, Sharon
Conductors: Curtis, Alan
Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco

Pre-eminent Baroque specialist Alan Curtis sheds light on another neglected opera masterpiece. Following the critical acclaim of his milestone recording Rodelinda, Curtis turns his attention...continue...
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Joye: Les plaintes de Gilles de Bins dit Binchois
Joye: Les plaintes de Gilles de Bins dit Binchois

1 CD / Glossa / 2007-04-02

Works: Gilles de Bins dit Binchois: Adieu mes tres belles amours, rondeau for 3 voices, R. 5; Amoureux suy et me vient toute joye; Je ne pouroye estre joyeux, rondeau for 3 voices, R. 20; Se la belle n'a le...
Performers: Fennelly, Liam; Handenhove, Yves Van; Hardt, Patrizia; Meynckens, Bart; Outryve, Jan Van; Schmelzer, Bjorn; Taylor, William [Harp]; Troyer, Paul de
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Wagner: Das Rheingold / Asher Fisch, Adelaide SO
Wagner: Das Rheingold / Asher Fisch, Adelaide SO

2 Super Audio CD / Melba Recordings / 2007-04-01

Works: Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold
Performers: Bröcheler, John; Brunsdon, Andrew; Campbell, Elizabeth; Collis, Andrew; Doig, Christopher; Du Fore, Timothy; Dunlop, Donna-Maree; Greager, Richard; Hibbard, David; Jones, Natalie; Keegan, Liane;...
Conductors: Fisch, Asher
Ensemble: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

"This recording of Das Rheingold, though, is entirely successful, and while it may not displace the Solti or Boulez or Levine versions, it deserves a...continue...
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Monteverdi Cycle: L'Orfeo; Il Ritorno d'Ulisse; L'Incononazione di Poppea; Il Combattimento [7 DVD]
Monteverdi Cycle: L'Orfeo; Il Ritorno d'Ulisse; L'Incononazione di Poppea; Il Combattimento [7 DVD]

7 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2007-03-27

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: L'Incoronazione di Poppea; L'Orfeo; Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda; Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Anderson, Lorna; Araya, Graciela; Asawa, Brian; Balleys, Brigitte; Chance, Michael; Cordier, David; Gillet, Christopher; Grant Murphy, Heidi; Haymon, Cynthia; Huijpen, Jaco; Johns...
Conductors: Rousset, Christophe; Stubbs, Stephen; Porcelijn, David; Wilson, Glen
Ensemble: ASKO Ensemble; Baroque Ensemble; Concerto Palatino; Les Talens Lyriques; Tragicomedia

"For any opera to be fully effective, the singing must be superb, and the consistently transcendent vocal quality and idiomatically appropriate period practice are the...continue...
Run Time: 570 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9 anamorphic, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: English, French, Ge...continue...
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Goetz: The Taming of the Shrew / Keilberth, Frick, Kupper
Goetz: The Taming of the Shrew / Keilberth, Frick, Kupper

2 CD / Profil Edition Gunter Hanssler / 2007-03-27

Works: Hermann Goetz: Der Widerspenstigen Zähmung
Performers: Cordes, Marcel; Frick, Gottlob; Kmentt, Waldemar; Kuen, Paul; Kuhn, John; Kupper, Annelies; Kusche, Benno; Lindermeier, Elisabeth; Vollrad, Gertrud
Conductors: Keilberth, Joseph
Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Chorus

'''The Taming of the Shrew'' is in many respects a masterly score. It has an almost overabundant orchestral richness, full of ideas, wit and texture....continue...
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PRF 07007
Wagner: Die Walküre / Knappertsbusch, Varnay, et al
Wagner: Die Walküre / Knappertsbusch, Varnay, et al

3 CD / Urania (Italy) / 2007-03-27

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Walküre
Performers: Bader, Helena; Greindl, Josef; Hotter, Hans; Ilosvay, Maria von; Lammers, Gerda; Lenchner, Paula; Milinkovic, Georgine von; Nilsson, Birgit; Plümacher, Hetty; Schärtel, Elisabeth; Scheppan,...
Conductors: Knappertsbusch, Hans
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

This live performance, recorded at the Bayreuth Festival in 1957, is one of the most powerful and dramatic interretations of Die Walkure ever performed. In...continue...
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URA 316
Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire, etc / Craft, Wyn-Rogers, et al
Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire, etc / Craft, Wyn-Rogers, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2007-03-27

Works: Arnold Schoenberg: Herzgewächse, song for soprano, celesta, harp & harmonium, Op. 20; Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21; Orchestral Songs (4) Op. 22; Chamber Symphony no 1 in E major, Op. 9
Performers: Alley, John [Piano]; Appel, Toby; Carey, Tim; Carey, Timothy; Feld, Melanie; Hulse, Eileen; Kay, Alan R.; Komer, Chris; Lowenstern, Michael; Morelli, Frank [Bassoon]; Neidich, Charles; O'Connor, Tara...
Conductors: Craft, Robert
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra members; Philharmonia Orchestra; Twentieth Century Classics Ensemble

Arnold Schoenberg sought to write music that avoided traditional tonal implications, which eventually led him away from tonality altogether. Herzgewächse is a short piece for...continue...
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Donizetti: Il giovedì grasso / Loehrer, Rizzoli, Oncina
Donizetti: Il giovedì grasso / Loehrer, Rizzoli, Oncina

1 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2007-03-20

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Il giovedì grasso, opera
Performers: Bassi-Ferrari, Irene; Catalani, Nestore; Loomis, James; Malacarne, Rodolfo; Minetto, Maria; Oncina, Juan; Rizzoli, Bruna; Rovetta, Teodoro
Conductors: Loehrer, Edwin
Ensemble: Swiss Italian Orchestra

Il giovedi grasso (Fat Thursday) is one of several of Donizetti's short comic operas that have been dusted off in recent years with considerable success....continue...
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Monteverdi:  L'incoronazione di Poppea / Nikolaus Harnoncourt [DVD]
Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea / Nikolaus Harnoncourt [DVD]

2 DVD Video / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2007-03-13

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: L'Incoronazione di Poppea
Performers: Esswood, Paul; Huttenlocher, Philippe; Minetto, Maria; Oliver, Alexander; Perry, Janet; Salminen, Matti; Schmidt, Trudeliese; Tappy, Eric; Yakar, Rachel
Conductors: Harnoncourt, Nikolaus
Ensemble: Zurich Opera Chorus; Zurich Opera Orchestra

An operatic legend returns-the celebrated Zurich Monteverdi cycle of Jean-Pierre Ponnelle and Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Until the 1970s, Monteverdi had been quietly fated to academia until...continue...
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Sound Format(s): DTS 5.1 Surround,
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese
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DGGI B0008240-09
Monteverdi: Il Ritorno D'ulisse In Patria / Nikolaus Harnoncourt [DVD]
Monteverdi: Il Ritorno D'ulisse In Patria / Nikolaus Harnoncourt [DVD]

2 DVD Video / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2007-03-13

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria
Performers: Araiza, Francisco; Hollweg, Werner; Huttenlocher, Philippe; Keller, Peter; Perry, Janet; Schmidt, Trudeliese
Conductors: Harnoncourt, Nikolaus
Ensemble: Zurich Opera Chorus; Zurich Opera Orchestra

An operatic legend returns-the celebrated Zurich Monteverdi cycle of Jean-Pierre Ponnelle and Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Until the 1970s, Monteverdi had been quietly fated to academia until...continue...
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Nikolaus Harnoncourt / Monteverdi Opera Boxed Set [5 DVD Box Set]
Nikolaus Harnoncourt / Monteverdi Opera Boxed Set [5 DVD Box Set]

5 DVD Video / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2007-03-13

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria; L'Incoronazione di Poppea; L'Orfeo
Performers: Araiza, Francisco; Hollweg, Werner; Huttenlocher, Philippe; Salminen, Matti; Schmidt, Trudeliese; Tappy, Eric; Turban, Dietlinde; Yakar, Rachel
Conductors: Harnoncourt, Nikolaus
Ensemble: Zurich Opera Chorus; Zurich Opera Orchestra

An operatic legend returns-the celebrated Zurich Monteverdi cycle of Jean-Pierre Ponnelle and Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Until the 1970s, Monteverdi had been quietly fated to academia until...continue...
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Country of Origin: USA
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DGGI B000824309
Wagner: Die Walküre Act 3 / Karajan, et al
Wagner: Die Walküre Act 3 / Karajan, et al

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2007-03-06

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Walküre
Performers: Bjorling, Sigurd; Friedland, Brunnhild; Lausch, Eleanor; Ludwig, Hanna; Malaniuk, Ira; Rysanek, Leonie; Siewert, Ruth; Thomamuller, Lieselotte; Topper, Hertha; Varnay, Astrid; Wild, Elfriede
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert von
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
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WRNC 800222
Dallapiccola, Hartmann, Schweintz: Lieder
Dallapiccola, Hartmann, Schweintz: Lieder

1 CD / Orfeo / 2007-03-05

Works: Luigi Dallapiccola: Liriche di Antonio Machado (4), for voice & piano; Rencesvals, for voice & piano; Karl Amadeus Hartmann: Lamento, for voice & piano; Wolfgang von Schweinitz: Papiersterne, 15 song...
Performers: Barainsky, Claudia [Soprano Vocal]; Bauni, Axel; Erdmann, Mojca; Henschel, Dietrich; Reimann, Aribert; Soffel, Doris
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ORF 558061
Deep River - A Program of American Music / Atlanta Singers
Deep River - A Program of American Music / Atlanta Singers

1 CD / ACA Digital / 2007-03-01

Works: Jean Berger: My Days are Like an Evening Shadow, for choir; Andrew Bleckner: As a Deer Longs for Flowing Streams (Psalm 42), for choir; Traditional Spiritual: There Is a Balm in Gilead, spiritual; Th...
Performers: Copeland, Rick; Lias, Margaret; Rawson, Jenny; Shaw, Kelly; Thompson, Virginia; Timmerman, Frank; Trainer, DeWayne; Weaver, Donna; Weaver, S. Todd
Conductors: Hinson, Wallace
Ensemble: Atlanta Singers

The Atlanta Singers are a professional vocal ensemble known for their innovative programming and engaging performance style. From their founding 29 years ago by conductor...continue...
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ACD 20100
Gilbert & Sullivan: Gondoliers / Ohio Light Opera Company
Gilbert & Sullivan: Gondoliers / Ohio Light Opera Company

2 CD / Albany Records / 2007-03-01

Works: Arthur Sullivan: Gondoliers
Performers: Beetle, Jack; Christopher, Ted; Cucinotta, Donata; Frohnmayer, Anne Marie; Glasener, Sahara; Hartley, Nicholas; LeCroy-Florin, Kemper; Lloyd, Adam; Martin, Jessie Wright; Moss, Gary; Ross, Sandra; Va...
Conductors: Thompson, J. Lynn
Ensemble: Ohio Light Opera

"There is much to admire in the performances of Ross, Moss, Beetle, Lecroy, Florin, and Glasener-Boles. A particular strength of OLO is the chorus. It...continue...

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HBDirect Recommended Recording ALB 915
Handel: Tobit / Martini, Perillo, Hannigan, Schoch, et al
Handel: Tobit / Martini, Perillo, Hannigan, Schoch, et al

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2007-02-27

Works: John Christopher Smith: Tobit, oratorio (after Handel)
Performers: Boog, Maya; Browner, Alison; Hannigan, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; MacLeod, Stephan; Perillo, Linda; Schoch, Knut
Conductors: Martini, Joachim Carlos

Compiled by John Christopher Smith from Handel’s operas, oratorios and other works, the oratorio Tobit, sometimes described as a pastiche, provided a winning synthesis of...continue...
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NXS 8570113
Mozart: Apollo et Hyacinthus / Matt, Morvai, et al
Mozart: Apollo et Hyacinthus / Matt, Morvai, et al

2 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2007-02-27

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Apollo et Hyacinthus, K 38
Performers: Bourvé, Antonia; Haase, Anna; Harari, Alon; Lager, Daniel; Morvai, Robert; Prey, Florian
Conductors: Matt, Nicol
Ensemble: European Chamber Soloists

This is a very recent recording of one of Mozart's early operas. For this work 11 year-old Mozart used a story from Ovid's Metamorphoses. The...continue...
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BLC 93127
100 Best Bach
100 Best Bach

6 CD / Warner Classics / 2007-02-20

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor BWV232; Cantat BWV 147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben'; Cantata BWV51 'Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen'; Cantata BWV82a 'Ich habe genug'; Magnificat in D BWV243...
Performers: Argenta, Nancy; Asperen, Bob van; Beckett, Rachel; Bennett, Mark [Trumpet]; Bernardini, Alfredo; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; Boothby, Richard [Viola da Gamba]; Bostridge, Ian [Tenor Vocals]; Bury, Alison...
Conductors: Herreweghe, Philippe; Parrott, Andrew; ; Kuijken, Sigiswald; Gönnenwein, Wolfgang; Schreier, Peter; Rees, Jonathan; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Wallfisch, Elizabeth
Ensemble: ; Consortium Musicum; Ensemble Sonnerie; Europa Galante; La Petite Bande; Melante Amsterdam; Scottish Ensemble
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Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte / Honeck/Vienna PO, Martinez, Koch, Mathey, Degout, Donath, Allen [2 DVD]
Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte / Honeck/Vienna PO, Martinez, Koch, Mathey, Degout, Donath, Allen [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / HBDirect Import / 2007-02-13

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Così fan tutte, K 588
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Degout, Stephane; Donath, Helen; Koch, Sophie; Martinez, Ana Maria; Mathey, Shawn
Conductors: Honeck, Manfred
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

"A musical and vocal pleasure . . . A major festival event in the anniversary year." -Donaukurier, Ingoldstadt...continue...
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Country of Origin: USA
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Best Bach 100
Best Bach 100

6 CD / EMI Classics / 2007-02-06

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232; Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147; Cantata no 51, "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen," BWV 51; Cantata no 82, "Ich habe genug" BWV...
Performers: Amsterdam, Melante; Argenta, Nancy; Asperen, Bob van; Beckett, Rachel; Bennett, Mark [Trumpet]; Bernardini, Alfredo; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; Boothby, Richard [Viola da Gamba]; Bostridge, Ian [Tenor V...
Conductors: Herreweghe, Philippe; Parrott, Andrew; ; Kuijken, Sigiswald; Gönnenwein, Wolfgang; Nelson, John; Schreier, Peter; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Rees, Jonathan
Ensemble: ; Consortium Musicum; Europa Galante; La Petite Bande; Scottish Ensemble; Sonnerie; Taverner Choir, Consort & Players; Taverner Consort

The newest title in the Best Classics 100 series, Best Bach 100, features 6 CDs of one of the greatest composers of all time, including...continue...
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EMI 837652B
Wagner: Lohengrin / Vogt, Kringelborn, Konig, Trekel, Nagano/Berlin SO [3 DVD]
Wagner: Lohengrin / Vogt, Kringelborn, Konig, Trekel, Nagano/Berlin SO [3 DVD]

3 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2007-01-30

Works: Richard Wagner: Lohengrin
Performers: Fox, Tom; Kringelborn, Solveig; Meier, Waltraud; Vogt, Klaus Florian
Conductors: Nagano, Kent
Ensemble: Berlin Symphony Orchestra

With powerful conviction, Nikolaus Lehnhoff interprets Wagner's Lohengrin as the dramatic struggle of masculine and feminine, revenge and compassion. Powerfully acted, almost like a Strindberg...continue...
Run Time: 275 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9 anamorphic, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: English, French, Ge...continue...
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BOA 0964
Johann Michael Haydn: Requiem in Bb, etc / Grun, et al
Johann Michael Haydn: Requiem in Bb, etc / Grun, et al

1 CD / Carus / 2007-01-01

Works: Johann Michael Haydn: Requiem in B flat major [fragment]; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: God is our refuge, K 20; Misericordias Domini, K 222 (205a); Venite Populi, K 260 (248a); Ave verum corpus in D majo...
Performers: Hamann, Jens; Kusano, Manami; Prégardien, Julian; Teuscher, Lydia
Conductors: Grun, Georg
Ensemble: Mannheim Chamber Orchestra; Saarbrücken Chamber Choir

Of Johann Michael Haydn 's two Requiem settings, his incomplete late work, the Requiem in B-Flat Major, has remained in the shadow of his so-called...continue...
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CRS 83353
Bach: Cantatas BWV 20, 2, 10 [Hybrid SACD]
Bach: Cantatas BWV 20, 2, 10 [Hybrid SACD]

1 Super Audio CD / Accent / 2007-01-01

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 20, "O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort" BWV 20; Cantata no 2, "Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein" BWV 2; Cantata no 10, "Meine Seel erhebt den Herren," BWV 10 (BC A175)
Performers: Crabben, Jan Van der; Genz, Christoph; Noskaiova, Petra; Thornhill, Siri Karoline
Conductors: Kuijken, Sigiswald
Ensemble: La Petite Bande

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Chilcott: Man I Sing, etc / Chilcott, BBC Singers, et al
Chilcott: Man I Sing, etc / Chilcott, BBC Singers, et al

1 CD / Signum Records / 2007-01-01

Works: Bob Chilcott: The Making of the Drum, cantata for chorus & percussion; My Prayer, for 2 sopranos & double chorus; Advent Antiphons for chorus; Shepherd's Carol; And Every Stone Shall Cry, for chorus;...
Performers: Foulkes, Carolyn; Haslam, Micaela; Johnston, Robert; Murgatroyd, Andrew; Poole, Elizabeth; Porter, Kim; Rebello, Simone; Robinson, Olivia; Silverthorne, Paul
Conductors: Chilcott, Bob
Ensemble: BBC Singers

"All the music on this CD is accessible, concise and says something worthwhile... The choir is renowned as an expert ensemble and here they sing...continue...
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Martucci: Chamber Vocal Music / Onorati, Prayer
Martucci: Chamber Vocal Music / Onorati, Prayer

1 CD / Tactus / 2007-01-01

Works: Giuseppe Martucci: La canzone dei ricordi; Songs (6) for voice & piano, Op. 68; Sogno d'amore, for voice & piano; Sogno di morte, for voice & piano; Songs (3) for voice & piano, Op. 84; Romanza, for ...
Performers: Onorati, Chiarastella; Prayer, Luisa

A welcome addition to the catalogue of vocal music by Giuseppe Martucci (1856-1909), the first nineteenth-century Italian composer not to specialize in opera-although he did...continue...
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TCT 851302
Wagner: Die Walküre
Wagner: Die Walküre

3 CD / Urania (Italy) / 2007-01-01

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Walküre
Performers: Bader, Helen; Greindl, Josef; Hotter, Hans [Baritone Vocals]; Ilosvay, Maria von; Lammers, Gerda; Lenchner, Paula; Milinkovic, Georgine von; Nilsson, Birgit [Soprano Vocal]; Plumacher, Hetty; Scharte...
Conductors: Knappertsbusch, Hans
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