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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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Bach: Cantatas BWV 54, 169, 170 / King, Bowman
Bach: Cantatas BWV 54, 169, 170 / King, Bowman

1 CD / Hyperion / 2008-11-11

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 170, "Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust" BWV 170; Cantata no 54, "Widerstehe doch der Sünde," BWV 54; Cantata no 169 "Gott soll allein mein Herze haben" B...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Fisher, Gillian; King, Robert; Pott, Charles
Conductors: King, Robert
Ensemble: The King's Consort

"James Bowman is on impressive form and his admirers need not hesitate here." -The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs...continue...
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Lully: Armide LWV 71 / Brown, Houtzeel, Getchell, Loup, Sharp, Monoyios, Opera Lafayette, et al
Lully: Armide LWV 71 / Brown, Houtzeel, Getchell, Loup, Sharp, Monoyios, Opera Lafayette, et al

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-10-28

Works: Jean-Baptiste Lully: Armide, LWV 71
Performers: Boute, Tony; Dubrow, Miriam; Getchell, Robert; Houtzeel, Stephanie; Loup, Francois; McCredie, Tara; McCulloch, Adria; Monoyios, Ann; Perry, Darren [Baritone]; Sharp, William [Baritone Vocal]
Conductors: Brown, Ryan

'Armide' represents the culmination of the long and fruitful career of Jean-Baptiste Lully, the most powerful musician at the court of Louis XIV and the...continue...
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Vivaldi Edition - Orlando furioso [Highlights], etc / Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus, et al
Vivaldi Edition - Orlando furioso [Highlights], etc / Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus, et al

2 CD / Naïve / 2008-10-28

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Orlando furioso, opera in 3 acts, RV 728; Griselda, RV 718; La verità in cimento, opera in 3 acts, RV739; Concerto for Flute in G minor, Op. 10 no 2/RV 439 "La notte"; Amen
Performers: Bertagnolli, Gemma [Soprano Vocal]; Cangemi, Veronica; Ferrari, Stefano; Hallenberg, Ann; Jaroussky, Philippe; Kermes, Simone; Larmore, Jennifer; Marq, Sébastien; Regazzo, Lorenzo; Staskiewicz...
Conductors: Spinosi, Jean-Christophe
Ensemble: Ensemble Matheus

"Soprano Simone Kermes' coloratura is nothing less than flabbergasting in two arias from Griselda. These samples are a transparent ploy to entice listeners to seek...continue...

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10 ans et toujours Naïve! - Mahler, Schubert, Vivaldi, Bach, etc / Alessandrini, Korcia, et al
10 ans et toujours Naïve! - Mahler, Schubert, Vivaldi, Bach, etc / Alessandrini, Korcia, et al

2 CD / Naïve / 2008-10-28

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor; Franz Schubert: Ständchen ("Leise flehen meine Lieder"), song for voice & piano (Schwanengesang), D. 957/4; Antonio Vivaldi: Orlando furioso, opera...
Performers: Bertagnolli, Gemma [Soprano Vocal]; Chamayou, Bertrand; Desert, Claire; Gastinel, Anne; Greilsammer, David; Jaroussky, Philippe; Khachatryan, Sergey; Kopatchinskaya, Patricia; Korcia, Laurent; Kozena...
Conductors: Equilbey, Laurence; Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Krivine, Emmanuel; Alessandrini, Rinaldo; Rousset, Christophe; ; Minkowski, Marc; Raisin-Dadre, Denis; Marchi, Alessandro de; Sokhiev, Tugan
Ensemble: ; Concerto Italiano; Ensemble Kapsberger; Les Talens Lyriques; Matheus Ensemble; Quatuor Mosaïques
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NAI 5160
Countertenors / Bowman, Chance, Scholl, Somerville [DVD]
Countertenors / Bowman, Chance, Scholl, Somerville [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Kultur International Films / 2008-10-28

Works: Thomas Campion: Never weather-beaten saile more willing bent to shore; John Dowland: Second Booke of Songes; Firste Booke of Songes; Thomas Ford: Musicke of Sundrie Kindes, Pt 1; Henry Purcell: Sound...
Performers: Bowman, James; Chance, Michael; Drake, Julius; Miller, David [lute/guitar]; Scholl, Andreas
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Ensemble: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin; Ensemble Sonnerie

With its unique, soaring beauty, the high male voice is today enjoying a huge resurgence in popularity. Heirs to the celebrated castrati of the sixteenth...continue...
Run Time: 123 min.
Region: 1
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): Dolby 2.0,
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American Classics - Ives: Songs Vol 5 - Premonitions, Requiem, etc
American Classics - Ives: Songs Vol 5 - Premonitions, Requiem, etc

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-10-28

Works: Charles Ives: Paracelsus; Peaks, song for voice & piano, S. 325 (K. 6B24); A Perfect Day; Pictures; Premonitions; Qu'il m'irait bien; The Rainbow; Religion; Remembrance; Requiem; Resolution; Rock of ...
Performers: Baty, Janna; Berman, Lielle; Bircher, David; Cabot, Jennifer Casey; Carfizzi, Patrick; Cavalieri, Michael; Dickson, Douglas; Gardner, Rob; Garritson, Laura; Howell, Ian; Jakubiak, Sara; Johnstone, Ry...
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Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine / Kuijken, Sämann, Carmignani, Lombard, et al
Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine / Kuijken, Sämann, Carmignani, Lombard, et al

2 Super Audio CD / Challenge / 2008-10-03

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine
Performers: Bettini, Fulvio; Costa, Paolo; Furnari, Fabio; Kuijken, Marie; Maletto, Giuseppe; Sämann, Gerlinde; Scavazza, Marco; Testolin, Walter
Conductors: Kuijken, Sigiswald
Ensemble: La petite bande

This release contains a refreshingly clear new rendering of some of the famous Maria vespers in single vocal and instrumental settings. Recorded according to Monteverdi's...continue...
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American Classics - Ives: Songs Vol 4 / Cabot, Berman, Plenk, Cavalieri, Penna, Dickson, et al
American Classics - Ives: Songs Vol 4 / Cabot, Berman, Plenk, Cavalieri, Penna, Dickson, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-09-30

Works: Charles Ives: Majority, for voice & piano, S. 294 (K. 6B65); Maple Leaves; Marie, I see thee, fairest one; Marie (II), song for voice & piano, S. 296/2 (K. 6B23b); Memories; Minnelied, song for voice...
Performers: Berman, Lielle; Cabot, Jennifer Casey; Carfizzi, Patrick; Cavalieri, Michael; Dickson, Douglas; Gardner, Rob; Garritson, Laura; Howell, Ian; Jakubiak, Sara; Kittelberger, Sumi; MacPherson, Ryan; Mumf...
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Invocation to the Night / Figueras, Savall, Hespèrion XXI, Le Concert des Nations, et al
Invocation to the Night / Figueras, Savall, Hespèrion XXI, Le Concert des Nations, et al

2 CD / Alia Vox / 2008-09-09

Works: Sephardic Traditional: Durme, hermosa donzella, traditional lullaby (Rhodes); Quando el rey Nimrod; Anonymous, Villancico: Ay luna que reluzes; Cristóbal de Morales: Officium Defunctorum; Bart...
Performers: Arruabarrena, Maite; Badura-Skoda, Paul; Banditelli, Gloria; Carnovich, Daniele; Casademunt, Sergi; Climent, Lambert; Costa, Paolo; Díaz-Latorre, Xavier; Dalal, Yair; El Maloumi, Driss; Esteva...
Conductors: Savall, Jordi
Ensemble: Hespèrion XX; Hespèrion XXI; Le Concert des Nations

"This production has great sound all through, and performances are stunning... Alia Vox is a model of production values; while others cut, they offer book...continue...
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Alfred Deller - The Complete Vanguard Recordings Vol 2 - Music of Henry Purcell
Alfred Deller - The Complete Vanguard Recordings Vol 2 - Music of Henry Purcell

7 CD / Musical Concepts / 2008-09-02

Works: Henry Purcell: Fantasia upon a ground, for 3 violins (or recorders) & continuo in D major/F major, Z. 731; Music for a while; I love and I must, Z 382 "Bell Barr"; Let the dreadful engines (from "Don...
Performers: Baines, Francis; Bergmann, Walter; Bevan, Maurice; Brown, Wilfred; Cantelo, April; Clift, Dennis; Dales, Ellen; Deller, Alfred [Countertenor Vocal]; Deller, Mark; Dupre, Desmond; English, Gerald; Esk...
Conductors: Leonhardt, Gustav; Deller, Alfred; Tippett, Michael; Harnoncourt, Nikolaus
Ensemble: ; Deller Consort; Leonhardt Baroque Ensemble
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MSLC 194
Bach: Cantatas Vol 40 / Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan
Bach: Cantatas Vol 40 / Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2008-09-01

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Lobe den Herrn, den mächtigen König der Ehren, BWV 137; Cantata no 168 "Tue Rechnung! Donnerwort" BWV 168; Gott, der Herr, ist Sonn und Schild, BWV 79; Cantata no 164...
Performers: Blaze, Robin; Kooij, Peter; Nonoshita, Yukari; Sakurada, Makoto
Conductors: Suzuki, Masaaki
Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
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BIS 1671SA
Andreas Scholl: Countertenor, A Portrait [DVD]
Andreas Scholl: Countertenor, A Portrait [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Arthaus / 2008-08-26

Works: John Dowland: Lute Songs; Dietrich Buxtehude: Jubilate Domino, omnis terra, BuxWV 64
Performers: Scholl, Andreas

This film accompanies the internationally renowned countertenor Andreas Scholl to recitals in Dresden, Schwetzingen and his home town, Kiedrich. In interviews Andreas Scholl sheds light...continue...
Run Time: 87 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo,
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Italian
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AHM 101445
American Classics - Ives: Songs Vol 3 - Harpalus, Hymn, Luck & Work, etc  / Cabot, Berman, Plenk, Cavalieri, Penna, Dickson, et al
American Classics - Ives: Songs Vol 3 - Harpalus, Hymn, Luck & Work, etc / Cabot, Berman, Plenk, Cavalieri, Penna, Dickson, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-08-26

Works: Charles Ives: Harpalus; He is there!; Her Eyes; Her gown was of vermilion silk; His Exaltation; The Housatonic at Stockbridge; Hymn; Hymn of Trust; Ein Ton; I knew and loved a maid; I travelled among...
Performers: Baty, Janna; Berman, Lielle; Bircher, Daniel Trevor; Cabot, Jennifer Casey; Carfizzi, Patrick; Cavalieri, Michael; Dickson, Douglas; Gardner, Rob; Howell, Ian; Kabaoka, Ayano; Kittelberger, Sumi; Mat...
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Lully: Psyché, LWV 45 / O'Dette, Stubbs, Sampson, Gauvin, Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, et al
Lully: Psyché, LWV 45 / O'Dette, Stubbs, Sampson, Gauvin, Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, et al

3 CD / CPO / 2008-07-29

Works: Jean-Baptiste Lully: Psyché, LWV 45
Performers: Balzer, Colin; Barrett, Michael [Tenor Vocal/U.S.]; Bordas, Ricard; Doren, Yulia Van; Engebreth, Aaron; Forsythe, Amanda; Gauvin, Karina; Laquerre, Olivier; Lebel, Mireille; Lemos, Jose; McStoots, Ja...

"Musical directors Stephen Stubbs and Paul O'Dette have reconstructed the score from several sources, clearly with an ear to good tunes, vigor, and allure. The...continue...
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Vaughan Williams - The Collector's Edition / Willcocks, Boult, Bean, Barbirolli, et al
Vaughan Williams - The Collector's Edition / Willcocks, Boult, Bean, Barbirolli, et al

30 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-07-08

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 1 "A sea symphony"; A London Symphony (Symphony no 2) (Original 1913 version); Symphony no 8 in D minor; Symphony no 3 for soprano or tenor & orchestra ("Pastoral"...
Performers: Adler, Larry; Allen, Thomas; Angas, Richard; Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Aronowitz, Cecil; Asch, David van; Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Balmain, Ian; Barlo...
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Boult, Adrian; Silvestri, Constantin; Banks, Eric; Groves, Charles; Sargent, Malcolm; Barbirolli, John; Hickox, Richard; O'Brien, Brendan; Davies, Meredith; Willcocks, David; Rose, B...
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; King's College Choir, Cambridge; London Madrigal Singers; London Music Group; London Philharmonic Orch...
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WRNC 066362B
The Jonathan Miller Production of Bach's St. Matthew Passion (Highlights)
The Jonathan Miller Production of Bach's St. Matthew Passion (Highlights)

1 CD / Cala Records / 2008-07-01

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244
Performers: Argenta, Nancy; Ashley Solomon [Flute/Recorder]; Beckett, Rachel; Bernays, John; Berridge, Simon; Bowling, Temime; Butterfield, Adrian; Byrt, Rachel; Carroll, Alicia; Crawford, Andrew; Davies, Iona; ...
Conductors: Goodwin, Paul
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American Classics - Ives: Songs Vol 1/ Berman, Cabot, Carfizzi, Cavalieri, Gardner, Pittsinger, Plenk, Tarver, Wool, et al
American Classics - Ives: Songs Vol 1/ Berman, Cabot, Carfizzi, Cavalieri, Gardner, Pittsinger, Plenk, Tarver, Wool, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-06-24

Works: Charles Ives: One, Two, Three; Abide with me, song for voice & piano, S. 205 (K. 6B12); Aeschylus and Sophocles, song for voice, piano & string quartet, S. 206 (K. 6B70); Afterglow, song for voice & ...
Performers: Berman, Lielle; Cabot, Jennifer Casey; Carfizzi, Patrick; Cavalieri, Michael; Dickson, Douglas; Gardner, Rob; Garritson, Laura; Howell, Ian; Jakubiak, Sara; Mumford, Tamara; Penna, J.J.; Phillips, Ma...

"What could be a better way of celebrating the Fourth of July than watching a parade, seeing the fireworks, and listening to songs of the...continue...
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Naturally Bach / Taylor, Stubbs, Haynes, Da Sonar
Naturally Bach / Taylor, Stubbs, Haynes, Da Sonar

1 CD / ATMA / 2008-06-24

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for Oboe d'Amore in A major, BWV 1055; Concerto for oboe, violin, strings & continuo in F major (reconstruction), BWV 1053R; Suite for lute in G minor, BWV 995; Prelud...
Performers: Haynes, Bruce; Taylor, Daniel
Conductors:
Ensemble: Da Sonar

The 'Naturally' series is a "green" series in eco-friendly packaging....continue...
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ATMA 23007
Tavener: Akathist of Thanksgiving
Tavener: Akathist of Thanksgiving

1 CD / Sony Classical Import / 2008-06-17

Works: John Tavener: Akathist of Thanksgiving, for solo voices, chorus, percussion, organ & strings
Performers: BBC Singers; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Cleverdon, Roger; Gay, Simon; Giles, Andrew; Lees, Michael [Countertenor Vocal]; Tindall, Paul; Wallington, Lawrence; Wilson, Timothy
Conductors: David, Michael; Neary, Martin
Ensemble: BBC Singers
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Crystal Tears - Dowland, Ward, Byrd, Johnson, etc / Scholl, Behr, Concerto di Viole
Crystal Tears - Dowland, Ward, Byrd, Johnson, etc / Scholl, Behr, Concerto di Viole

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2008-06-10

Works: John Dowland: Go crystal tears, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs); Now, O now I needs must part, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs); Go, nightly cares, the enemy to rest, for voice, tr...
Performers: Scholl, Andreas
Conductors:
Ensemble: Concerto di Viole

"As impressive as he is in such repertoire as the virtuoso arias of Vivaldi and Handel, it's in these lute and consort songs (and elsewhere...continue...
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Handel: Dettingen Te Deum, Zadok the Priest, Organ Concerto no 14 / Layton, Choir of Trinity College Cambridge, et al
Handel: Dettingen Te Deum, Zadok the Priest, Organ Concerto no 14 / Layton, Choir of Trinity College Cambridge, et al

1 CD / Hyperion / 2008-06-10

Works: George Frederick Handel: Te Deum in D major, HWV 283 "Dettingen"; Organ Concerto in A major (no 14), HWV 296a; Coronation Anthem
Performers: Davies, Neal [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Firth, Robin; Lowrey, Christopher; Marlow, Richard
Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music; Cambridge Trinity College Choir

The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, is one of Britain's great mixed choirs. Under its new director, the mercurial Stephen Layton, it has reached new...continue...
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Handel: Hercules, HWV 60 / Martini, Wemyss, Sämann, Schoch, Kühn, Schneider, Junge Kantorei, Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra
Handel: Hercules, HWV 60 / Martini, Wemyss, Sämann, Schoch, Kühn, Schneider, Junge Kantorei, Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra

3 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-05-27

Works: George Frederick Handel: Hercules
Performers: Kooij, Peter [Bass Vocal]; Kuhn, Liselotte; Samann, Gerlinde; Schneider, Frank; Schoch, Knut; Vitzthum, Franz; Wemyss, Nicola
Conductors: Martini, Joachim Carlos

Handel composed 'Hercules' for his 1744-45 oratorio season as the secular foil to one of his most ambitious sacred dramas, 'Belshazzar', hoping to repeat the...continue...
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Handel: Israel in Egypt, HWV 54 / Mallon, Albino, Brown, Modolo, Mahon, Aradia Ensemble, et al
Handel: Israel in Egypt, HWV 54 / Mallon, Albino, Brown, Modolo, Mahon, Aradia Ensemble, et al

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-05-27

Works: George Frederick Handel: Israel in Egypt, oratorio, HWV 54
Performers: Albino, Laura; Brown, Nils; Mahon, Peter; McLeod, Eve Rachel; Nedecky, Jason; Roach, Bud; Such, Jennie; Watson, Sean
Conductors: Mallon, Kevin
Ensemble: Aradia Baroque Ensemble

Handel's oratorio 'Israel in Egypt' was written three years before the 'Messiah' and, like the 'Messiah', is somewhat atypical of the composer's oratorios. Scored for...continue...
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Vivaldi: Orlando furioso, RV 728 / Sardelli, Delser, Kennedy, Dordolo, Modo Antiquo, et al
Vivaldi: Orlando furioso, RV 728 / Sardelli, Delser, Kennedy, Dordolo, Modo Antiquo, et al

3 CD / CPO / 2008-05-27

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Il Farnace, RV 711; Orlando furioso, opera in 3 acts, RV 728
Performers: Desler, Anne; Dordolo, Luca; Gregoire, Thierry; Kennedy, Nicki; Kronthaler, Martin; Liso, Marina de; Sciannimanico, Lucia
Conductors: Sardelli, Federico Maria
Ensemble: Coro da Camera Italiano

"Vivaldi demonstrates real psychological insight into his characters here, more so than in his other operas that have been recorded. He doesn't have the dramatic...continue...
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Baroque Voices - Charpentier: Te Deum H 146,  etc  / Gester, Haller, Chevigné, Geslot, et al
Baroque Voices - Charpentier: Te Deum H 146, etc / Gester, Haller, Chevigné, Geslot, et al

1 CD / Naïve / 2008-05-27

Works: Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Te Deum; In honorem S. Ludovici, motet for 6 voices, chorus, orchestra & continuo, H. 365; In honorem Sancti Ludovici Regis Galliæ, histoire sacrée for 3 voices, o...
Performers: Dyck, Stephan Van; Geslot, Francois-Nicolas; Marzorati, Arnaud
Conductors: Gester, Martin
Ensemble: Le Parlement de Musique
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NAI 30463
Carissimi: Virtuoso Soprano Motets / Crowe, Eberth
Carissimi: Virtuoso Soprano Motets / Crowe, Eberth

1 Super Audio CD / Profil Edition Gunter Hanssler / 2008-05-27

Works: Giacomo Carissimi: Adeste mortales, motet for soprano & continuo (attributed); Oleum effusum est, motet for soprano & continuo (attributed); Sicut stella matutina, motet for soprano & continuo; Domin...
Performers: Crowe, Robert; Eberth, Michael

"American Robert Crowe, a National Winner of the Metropolitan Opera Competition... possesses an extraordinary range, extending with surprising continuity from the tenor to the soprano...continue...
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Landi: La Morte d'Orfeo / Lasserre, Auvity, Laurems, Visse, et al
Landi: La Morte d'Orfeo / Lasserre, Auvity, Laurems, Visse, et al

2 CD / Zig Zag Territories / 2008-05-13

Works: Francesco Usper: Sonata à 8; Stefano Landi: La Morte D'Orfeo, opera; Biagio Marini: Passacalio à 3; Canzon nona a due chori; Dario Castello: Sonate concertate in stil moderno Book 2; Gi...
Performers: Auvity, Cyril; Bucher, Aurore; Buffière, Geoffrey; Dazin, Bertrand; Guillon, Damien; Kempenaers, Cécile; Laurens, Guillemette; Lesage, Vincent; Renson, Laurence; van Elsacker, Jan; Vies...
Conductors: Lasserre, Françoise
Ensemble: Akademia Ensemble
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Handel: Il Trionfo del tempo e del disinganno / Invernizzi, Oro, Marchi, et al
Handel: Il Trionfo del tempo e del disinganno / Invernizzi, Oro, Marchi, et al

2 CD / Hyperion / 2008-05-13

Works: George Frederick Handel: Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno
Performers: Aldrich, Kate; Durmuller, Jorg; Invernizzi, Roberta; Oro, Martin
Conductors: Marchi, Alessandro de

'Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno' is a landmark in baroque music. "The triumph of Time and Enlightenment" is Handel's first oratorio, a product...continue...
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Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol 39 / Suzuki, Sampson, Blaze, Türk, Kooij, et al
Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol 39 / Suzuki, Sampson, Blaze, Türk, Kooij, et al

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2008-05-07

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, BWV 68; Cantata no 175, "Er rufet seinen Schafen mit Namen und führet sie hinaus" BWV 175; Gottlob! nun geht das Jahr zu Ende, BWV 28; Cant...
Performers: Badiarov, Dmitry; Blaze, Robin; Kooij, Peter; Sampson, Carolyn; Türk, Gerd
Conductors: Suzuki, Masaaki
Ensemble: Concerto Palatino Bach Collegium Japan

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Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Stepner, Kelley, Monahan, Aston Magna, et al
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Stepner, Kelley, Monahan, Aston Magna, et al

2 CD / Centaur / 2008-05-01

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo
Performers: Anderson, Roberta; Baker, Sharon; Collver, Michael; Gall, Jeffrey; Hite, William; Honeysucker, Robert; Kelley, Frank; Monahan, Laurie [Mezzo-soprano Vocals]; Rentz-Moore, Deborah; Ripley, David [Bass...
Conductors: Stepner, Daniel
Ensemble: Aston Magna

Daniel Stepner, has distinguished himself as a violinist of great versatility, having performed and recorded contemporary music with the Boston Musica Viva; the sonatas of...continue...
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CEN 2931
Britten: Albert Herring / Britten, English Opera Group
Britten: Albert Herring / Britten, English Opera Group

3 CD / Nimbus Records / 2008-05-01

Works: Benjamin Britten: Albert Herring, Op. 39
Performers: Ashton, Roy; Cross, Joan; Dowling, Denis; Evans, Nancy; Kraus, Otakar; Lawson, Catherine; Lumsden, Norman; Parr, Gladys; Parry, Elisabeth; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Ritchie, Margaret; Sharp, ...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: English Opera Group Orchestra

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Unsuk Chin: Alice in Wonderland / Kent Nagano/Bavarian State Orch., Matthews, Rempe, Henschel [DVD]
Unsuk Chin: Alice in Wonderland / Kent Nagano/Bavarian State Orch., Matthews, Rempe, Henschel [DVD]

1 DVD Video / EuroArts / 2008-04-29

Works: Unsuk Chin: Alice in Wonderland
Performers: de Mey, Guy; Henschel, Dietrich; Humes, Steven; Jansen, Cynthia; Jones, Gwyneth, Dame; Komsi, Pia; Matthews, Sally; Rempe, Julia; Rieger, Christian; Schneider, Stefan; Trebes, Rudiger; Watts, Andrew ...
Conductors: Nagano, Kent
Ensemble: Bavarian State Opera Children's Choir; Bavarian State Opera Chorus; Bavarian State Opera Orchestra

It is perhaps the most poetic of all children's books: Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. The Korean composer Unsuk Chin has clothed the tale equally...continue...
Run Time: 123 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Country of Origin: Munich
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EUA 2072418
Gabrieli: The Glory Of Venice
Gabrieli: The Glory Of Venice

1 CD / Decca Import / 2008-04-29

Works: Giovanni Gabrieli: Quem vidistis pastores, motet for 14 voices; Canzon no 4, for 6 parts, C. 198; O Jesu mi dulcissime, motet for 8 voices (1597); Canzon no 2, for 4 parts, C. 187; Jubilate Deo, mote...
Performers: Brett, Charles; Farnes, Richard [Conductor]; Thomas Elias
Conductors: Cleobury, Stephen;
Ensemble: ; Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
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Handel: Riccardo Primo
Handel: Riccardo Primo

3 CD / Deutsche Harmonia Mundi Import / 2008-04-21

Works: George Frederick Handel: Riccardo Primo, HWV 23
Performers: McGreevy, Geraldine; Mead, Timothy; Rial, Nuria [Soprano Vocal]; Streetman, Curtis; Wilson-Johnson, David; Zazzo, Lawrence
Conductors: Goodwin, Paul

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Kantate / Andreas Scholl, Concerto di Viole, Basel Consort
Kantate / Andreas Scholl, Concerto di Viole, Basel Consort

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2008-04-08

Works: Heinrich Schütz: Kleine geistliche Konzerte, Op. 9; Symphoniae sacrae, Op. 10; Giovanni Rovetta: Ach, Herr, laá deine lieben Engelein, cantata; Johann Christoph Bach: Ach, dass ich Wasser...
Performers: Scholl, Andreas
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Ensemble: Basel Consort; Concerto di Viole

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The union of youthful timbre, sublime instrumental playing and explorative repertoire achieves a rare kind of perfection here. ... essential for lovers of Baroque...continue...
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Die Welt der Kastraten / Kowalski, Köhler, Ragin, et al
Die Welt der Kastraten / Kowalski, Köhler, Ragin, et al

1 CD / Capriccio / 2008-04-08

Works: George Frederick Handel: Rinaldo, HWV 7; The choice of Hercules, HWV 69; Serse, HWV 40; Christoph Willibald Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice; Johann Adolf Hasse: La conversione di Sant'Agostino; Cleofide; Cl...
Performers: Cordier, David; Jacobs, René; Köhler, Axel; Kowalski, Jochen; Nirouët, Jean; Popken, Ralf; Ragin, Derek Lee; Van der Sluis, Mieke; Visse, Dominique; Wessel, Kai; Zaepffel, Alain
Conductors: Haenchen, Hartmut; Creed, Marcus; ; Christie, William; Max, Hermann; Pommer, Max; Linde, Hans-Martin
Ensemble: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin; C.P.E. Bach Chamber Orchestra; Cappella Coloniensis; Das Kleine Konzert; Lautten Compagney; Leipzig New Bach Collegium Musicum

Note: This title is rare and is considered a collector’s item. It is priced according to its common market value. If the record label that...continue...
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CAP 10543
Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin / Kowalski, Hinterhäuser
Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin / Kowalski, Hinterhäuser

1 CD / Capriccio / 2008-04-08

Works: Franz Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin, D 795/Op. 25
Performers: Hinterhauser, Markus; Kowalski, Jochen
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CAP 10774
Jochen Kowalski - Lieder
Jochen Kowalski - Lieder

1 CD / Capriccio / 2008-04-08

Works: Robert Schumann: Dichterliebe, Op. 48; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Ridente la calma, K 152 (210a); An Chloë, K 524; Abendempfindung, K 523; Das Lied der Trennung, K 519; Oiseaux, si tous les ans, K...
Performers: Katz, Shelly; Kowalski, Jochen
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CAP 10359
Händel & Bach: Sacred Arias / Jochen Kowalski, Marriner
Händel & Bach: Sacred Arias / Jochen Kowalski, Marriner

1 CD / Capriccio / 2008-04-08

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232; Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244; George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Israel in Egypt, oratorio, HWV 54; Belshazzar, HWV 61; L'Allegro i...
Performers: Birch, John; Constable, John [Keyboards]; Kowalski, Jochen; Nicklin, Celia; Orton, Stephen; Sillito, Kenneth
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
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CAP 10532
Handel: Ezio / Clark, Baird, Fortunato, Lane, et al
Handel: Ezio / Clark, Baird, Fortunato, Lane, et al

2 CD / Vox Classical / 2008-04-06

Works: George Frederick Handel: Ezio, HWV 29
Performers: Baird, Julianne; Brewer, Edward; Fortunato, D'Anna; Lane, Jennifer; Pellerin, Raymond; Somary, Johannes [Conductor]; Urrey, Frederick; Watson, Nathaniel
Conductors: Clark, Richard Auldon
Ensemble: Magic Circle Opera Ensemble
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VOXC 7503
Jean-Baptiste Lully: Proserpine
Jean-Baptiste Lully: Proserpine

2 CD / Glossa / 2008-04-01

Works: Jean-Baptiste Lully: Proserpine, opera, LWV 58
Performers: Arnould, Benoît; Auvity, Cyril; d'Oustrac, Stéphanie; Fernandes, Joao [Vocals]; Geslot, François-Nicolas; Haller, Salome; Labonnette, Marc; Pruvot, Pierre-Yves; Staskiewicz, Bland...
Conductors: Niquet, Hervé
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GLS 921615
Purcell: Theatre Music, Vol 1 / Mallon, Aradia Ensemble
Purcell: Theatre Music, Vol 1 / Mallon, Aradia Ensemble

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-03-25

Works: Henry Purcell: Amphitryon, Z. 572, "The 2 Sosias"; Sir Barnaby Whigg, or, No Wit Like a Woman's, incidental music, Z. 589; The Gordian Knot Unty'd, incidental music, Z. 597; Circe, incidental music, ...
Performers: Aronoff, Neil; Bower, Nicole; Duyn, Brian; Jeffrey, Andrea; Kettrick, Michelle; Mahon, Peter; Tomkins, Giles
Conductors: Mallon, Kevin
Ensemble: Aradia Ensemble

Written mostly during the last five years of his life, Purcell’s Theatre Music is a rich and varied collection of some of the composer’s finest...continue...
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Albinoni: Il Nascimento dell'Aurora / Clemencic, et al
Albinoni: Il Nascimento dell'Aurora / Clemencic, et al

2 CD / Oehms / 2008-03-25

Works: Tomaso Albinoni: Il Nascimento de l'Aurora, serenata (opera) in 1 act
Performers: Clemencic, Rene [Conductor/Director]; Heinrich, Gernot; Jonas, Krisztina; Marian, Radu; Simonian, Adrineh; Wey, Terry
Conductors: Clemencic, René
Ensemble: Clemencic Consort
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OEH 913
G. F. Händel: Duetti Amorosi
G. F. Händel: Duetti Amorosi

1 CD / Deutsche Harmonia Mundi Import / 2008-03-24

Works: George Frederick Handel: Poro, Rè dell'Indie, HWV 28; MEDLEY; Admeto, Rè di Tessaglia, HWV 22; Muzio Scevola, HWV 13; Rodelinda; Arminio, HWV 36; Teseo
Performers: Laurence Cummings [Conductor/Harpsichord]; Rial, Nuria [Soprano Vocal]; Zazzo, Lawrence
Conductors: Cummings, Laurence

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In duet or solo, two fine singers impress in a delightfully planned Handel recital. Laurence Cummings provides expert musical direction from the harpsichord, ensuring...continue...
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Charpentier: Tristes déserts, Les Stances du Cid, etc
Charpentier: Tristes déserts, Les Stances du Cid, etc

1 CD / Zig Zag Territories / 2008-03-11

Works: Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Tristes déserts, sombre retraite, air for soprano & continuo, H. 469; Sans frayeur dans ce bois, H 467; Non, non, je ne l'aime plus, air for for alto (or countertenor...
Performers: Auvity, Cyril; Boragno, Pierre; Crossley-Mercer, Edwin; El-Bushra, Magid; Lesne, Gérard
Conductors: Lesne, Gérard;
Ensemble: Il Seminario Musicale

"This collection features a variety of works, including songs, a cantata, and a short opera-like scene in the form of a motet, Epithalium Carpenterij, that's...continue...
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English Music of the 17th Century
English Music of the 17th Century

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-03-10

Works: William Lawes: Suite no 2 à 5 in F major; Sonata no 7 in D minor; Suite no 3 in B flat major; Orlando Gibbons: Pavan, for 6 viols, MB41; Fantasias (10) for Keyboard; Giles Farnaby: Fantasia no...
Performers: Binkley, Thomas [Conductor]; Burgess, Grayston; Cobb, Willard; Eder, Franz; Jones, Sterling; Klein, Karl Heinz; Leonhardt, Gustav; Lukas, Viktor; Ramm, Andrea von; Smithers, Don; Vocal], Nigel Rogers...
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Ensemble: Concentus Musicus Wien; Leonhardt Consort; Studio der frühen Musik
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WEA 4697654
The Art of Alfred Deller - Classic Vanguard Recordings
The Art of Alfred Deller - Classic Vanguard Recordings

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2008-03-04

Works: English Traditional: The Three Ravens, folk song; The Cuckoo; The Oak and the Ash (North Country Maid), folk song; King Henry, folk song; Greensleeves, folk song; Scottish Traditional: Barbara Allen,...
Performers: Bergmann, Walter; Deller, Alfred [Countertenor Vocal]; Deller, Mark; Dupre, Desmond; Leonhardt, Gustav
Conductors: ; Deller, Alfred
Ensemble: ; Deller Consort; Ensemble of Baroque Instruments; Leonhardt Baroque Ensemble; Schola Cantorum Basiliensis Wenzinger Consort of V

"Alfred Deller's singing is beguiling and timeless; (Purcell) "Music for a while" (is) from a number of songs which exhibit his essential mastery: everything from...continue...
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Vivaldi: Nisi Dominus, Stabat Mater / Spinosi, et al
Vivaldi: Nisi Dominus, Stabat Mater / Spinosi, et al

1 CD / Naïve / 2008-02-26

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Nisi Dominus in G minor, RV 608; Credo, for 2 solo voices, chorus, oboe (ad lib), strings & continuo in G major (spurious, attributed; Amen
Performers: Jaroussky, Philippe
Conductors: Spinosi, Jean-Christophe
Ensemble: Ensemble Matheus

"Jaroussky is nothing short of sublime in slow sections like the "Cum dederit" (track 4), a masterpiece of quiet tension whose effects are amplified by...continue...
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Unforgettable - Music from Movies
Unforgettable - Music from Movies

2 CD / Naïve / 2008-02-26

Works: Richard Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra; Wiegenlied ("Träume, träume, du mein süsses Leben"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 41/1; Richard Wagner: Die Walküre; George...
Performers: Biret, Idil [Piano]; Bruns, Peter; Jando, Jeno [Conductor/Piano]; Kraft, Norbert [Producer/Guitar]; Kraus, Michael [Tenor/Baritone Vocal]; Mallas-Godlewska, Ewa; Marin-Degor, Sophie; Monteyrol, Laure...
Conductors: Kosler, Zdenek; Mund, Uwe; Lombard, Alain; Morandi, Pier G.; Malgoire, Jean-Claude; Halász, Michael; Teutsch, Karol; Lenárd, Ondrej; Bramall, Anthony; Rahbari, Alexander; Nelson, John; Yabl...
Ensemble: ; Les Talens Lyriques; Vienna Mozart Academy

Music from the films Apocalypse Now, Fantasia, Shine, Pretty Woman, Platoon, Out of Africa, Farinelli, Chariots of Fire and many more are here, with unforgettable...continue...
Personnel: Derek Lee Ragin (vocals); Laurence Monteyrol (soprano); Norbert Kraft (guitar); Fazil Say, Idil Biret , Jenö Jandó (piano)....continue...
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