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Nielsen: Complete Symphonies (6) / Gillian Keith, soprano Mark Stone, baritone, BBC PO, John Storgards
Nielsen: Complete Symphonies (6) / Gillian Keith, soprano Mark Stone, baritone, BBC PO, John Storgards

3 CD / Chandos Records / 2015-06-30

Works: Carl Nielsen: Symphony no 1 in G minor, Op. 7; Symphony no 2 in B minor, Op. 16 "The Four Temperaments"; Symphony no 3, Op. 27 "Sinfonia espansiva"; Symphony no 4, Op. 29 "Inextinguishable"; Symphony...
Performers: Bradbury, John; Daniel, Geraint [Timpani]; Keith, Gillian; Patrick, Paul; Stone, Mark [Baritone Vocal]; Turner, Paul
Conductors: Storgårds, John
Ensemble: ; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

John Storgårds and the BBC Philharmonic here present a complete set of Carl Nielsen’s symphonies, following on from the successful recent release of Sibelius’ complete...continue...
Recording information: MediaCityUK, Salford....continue...
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Contemporary British Operas - Birtwistle: The Minotaur; Benjamin: Written On Skin; Turnage: Anna Nicole / Tomlinson, Reuter, Rice, Purves, Hannigan, Mehta, Westbroek, Bickley, Finley [4 DVD]
Contemporary British Operas - Birtwistle: The Minotaur; Benjamin: Written On Skin; Turnage: Anna Nicole / Tomlinson, Reuter, Rice, Purves, Hannigan, Mehta, Westbroek, Bickley, Finley [4 DVD]

4 DVD Video / Opus Arte / 2015-06-30

Works: Harrison Britwistle: The Minotaur; George Benjamin: Written on Skin, opera; Mark-Anthony Turnage: Anna Nicole
Performers: Bickley, Susan; Clayton, Allan; De Pont Davies, Rebecca; Doyle, Grant; Finley, Gerald; Hannigan, Barbara; Hoare, Peter; Langridge, Philip; Lixenberg, Lore; Mehta, Bejun; Oke, Alan; Purves, Christophe...
Conductors: Manning, Peter; Ganjamin, George;
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Chorus; Royal Opera House Orchestra

This 4DVD collection celebrates the best of contemporary British opera, bringing together three acclaimed Royal Opera House productions. John Tomlinson stars in the world premiere...continue...
Run Time: 265 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9 anamorphic, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM 2.0, DTS Surround
Subtitles: English, German, French
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Brett Dean: Bliss
Brett Dean: Bliss

3 CD / HBDirect Import / 2015-06-23

Works: Brett Dean: Bliss, opera
Performers: Breen, Kanen; Coleman-Wright, Peter; Corcoran, David [Tenor Vocal]; Fiebig, Taryn; Gore, Lorina; Quaife, Merlyn; Ryan, Barry
Conductors: Howarth, Elgar

Recording information: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House (03/2010)....continue...
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Music from Tony Palmer's Prize-Winning Films: Works by Rachmaninov, Vaughan Williams, Korngold, Berlioz, Brahms et al. / Maria Callas, Reneé Fleming, Anne Sofie von Otter et al.
Music from Tony Palmer's Prize-Winning Films: Works by Rachmaninov, Vaughan Williams, Korngold, Berlioz, Brahms et al. / Maria Callas, Reneé Fleming, Anne Sofie von Otter et al.

1 CD / United States Of Distribution / 2015-06-23

Works: Fairport Convention: Jigs & Reels; Henry Purcell: Abdelazar; Dmitry Shostakovich: Jazz Suite no 2; Concerto for Piano no 2; Hector Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust; Malcolm Arnold: The Belles of St. T...
Performers: Benedetti, Nicola; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Fleming, Renee; Goodall, Howard; Igoshina, Valentina; McCartney, Paul; von Otter, Anne Sofie
Conductors: Gergiev, Valery
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César Franck: Mélodies / Patrick Delcour, baritone; Catherine Dune, soprano; Jean Schils, piano
César Franck: Mélodies / Patrick Delcour, baritone; Catherine Dune, soprano; Jean Schils, piano

1 CD / Maguelone / 2015-06-09

Works: César Franck: Passez, passez toujours, song for voice & piano, M. 82; L'émir de Bengador, song for voice & piano, M. 72; Ninon, song for voice & piano, M. 71; L'ange et l'enfant, song f...
Performers: Delcour, Patrick; Dune, Catherine; Schils, Jean

Where would César Franck (1822-90) stand in the history of music had his output, like that of his disciple Henri Duparc, been limited to a...continue...
Recording information: 09/2002/09/2004....continue...
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Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari: Die Neugierigen Frauen (The Inquisitive Woman), opera / Juergen Linn, Kathrin Goering, Kay Stiefermann, Peter Schoene, Agnete Rasmussen
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari: Die Neugierigen Frauen (The Inquisitive Woman), opera / Juergen Linn, Kathrin Goering, Kay Stiefermann, Peter Schoene, Agnete Rasmussen

2 CD / CPO / 2015-06-09

Works: Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari: Le donne curiose, opera
Performers: Adt, Manuel; Auenhammer, Leonhard; Begemann, Hans Christoph; Ettmayr, Matthias; Görne, Kathrin; Hartkopf, Christof; Kaminskaite, Viktorija; Linn, Jurgen; Oh, Moon Yung [Tenor Vocal]; Radomirska,...
Conductors: Schirmer, Ulf

Premiering in Munich in 1903, Le donne curiose numbered among the greatest and earliest successes of the German-Italian composer Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari. No Wagnerian pathos or...continue...
Recording information: Prinzregententheater, München (10/09/2011)....continue...
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CPO 777739
Veli-Matti Puumala (b.1965): Anna Liisa, opera / Tapiola Sinfonietta; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Söderblom
Veli-Matti Puumala (b.1965): Anna Liisa, opera / Tapiola Sinfonietta; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Söderblom

2 CD / Ondine / 2015-06-09

Works: Veli-Matti Puumala: Anna Liisa, opera
Performers: Hostikka, Anu; Hostikka, Juha; Hynninen, Jorma; Juntunen, Helena; Kauppinen-Savijoki, Tanja; Kokora, Jouni; Kurki-Suonio, Sanna; Rusanen, Ville [Baritone Vocal]
Conductors: Söderblom, Jan; Schweckendiek, Nils
Ensemble: Helsinki Chamber Choir; Tapiola Sinfonietta

This Ondine release marks the world premiere recording of Veli-Matti Puumala's (b. 1965) opera Anna Liisa, based on a popular 19th c. Finnish play concerning...continue...
Recording information: Tapiola Hall (02/03/2014-02/07/2014)....continue...
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OND 1254
'Modern Fairy Tales:' Works for Oboe & Piano by Bartók, Andriessen, Schickele et al. / Courtney Miller, oboe; Deborah Selig, soprano; Ayako Yoda, piano
'Modern Fairy Tales:' Works for Oboe & Piano by Bartók, Andriessen, Schickele et al. / Courtney Miller, oboe; Deborah Selig, soprano; Ayako Yoda, piano

1 CD / Centaur / 2015-06-09

Works: Peter Schickele: Gardens, for oboe & piano; Hendrik Andriessen: Ballade, for oboe & piano; Béla Bartók: Hungarian folksongs (3) from the Csik district, Sz 35a; Stanislas Verroust: Solo ...
Performers: Kibbe, Sheila [Piano]; Miller, Courtney [Vocals]; Selig, Deborah; Yoda, Ayako [Piano]
Conductors:

Modern Fairy Tales, recorded in 2014 for Centaur Records, features oboist Courtney Miller accompanied by one of three pianists on six works of chamber music...continue...
Recording information: Futura Productions, Roslindale, Massachusetts (05/2014)....continue...
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CEN 3421
Hermann Prey - The Opera Singer, The Lied Interpreter - Conradin Kreutzer, Wagner, Brahms, Beethoven, Loewe, Lortzing, Mozart, Nessler / Geoffrey Parsons, piano; Paul Kuhn [5 CDs]
Hermann Prey - The Opera Singer, The Lied Interpreter - Conradin Kreutzer, Wagner, Brahms, Beethoven, Loewe, Lortzing, Mozart, Nessler / Geoffrey Parsons, piano; Paul Kuhn [5 CDs]

5 CD / Capriccio / 2015-06-09

Works: Albert Lortzing: Der Wildschütz; Zar und Zimmermann; Berliner Weißbierlied; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte KV 620; Viktor Nessler: Der Trompeter von Säckingen; Richard ...
Performers: Blasius, Martin; Coburn, Pamela; Endres, Michael; Friedrich, Wolf Matthias; Hauptmann, Cornelius [Bass Vocal]; Hawlata, Franz; Hokanson, Leonard; Klepper, Regina; Kuhn, Alfred; Kuhn, Paul; Pabst, Mic...
Conductors: Wöss, Kurt; Froschauer, Helmuth; Geese, Heinz;
Ensemble: ; Paul Kuhn Ensemble; WDR Rundfunkchor Koln

'I am an EU singer', Hermann Prey always said about himself. However, by that he did not mean so much his citizenship of a European...continue...
Recording information: Bratislava, Slovak Philharmonic (01/1983); Bratislava, Slovak Republic (01/1983); Köln (01/1983); Bratislava, Slovak Philharmonic (08/1994/09/1994); Bratislava, Slovak Repu...continue...
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Judith Weir (b.1954): Storm, I-V; Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis; Missa del Cid; The Songs Sung True / BBC Singers; Endymion, David Hill
Judith Weir (b.1954): Storm, I-V; Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis; Missa del Cid; The Songs Sung True / BBC Singers; Endymion, David Hill

1 CD / Signum Records / 2015-06-09

Works: Judith Weir: All the Ends of the Earth, carol for chorus; Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, for chorus; Missa del Cid; The Song Sung True, for chorus; Storm, for youth chorus & ensemble
Performers: Feaviour, Margaret; Haslam, Micaela; Poole, Elizabeth; Robinson, Olivia
Conductors: Hill, David
Ensemble: BBC Singers; Choristers of the Temple Church, London; Endymion

The BBC Singers continue their critically lauded and award-nominated series of composer-led recordings with a new disc of works by Master of the Queen's Music...continue...
Recording information: Temple Church, London....continue...
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Handel: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (1740) / Gillian Webster, Laurence Kilsby, Jeremy Ovenden, Peter Harvey, Ashley Riches, William Whitehead. Paul McCreesh
Handel: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (1740) / Gillian Webster, Laurence Kilsby, Jeremy Ovenden, Peter Harvey, Ashley Riches, William Whitehead. Paul McCreesh

2 CD / Signum Records / 2015-06-09

Works: George Frederick Handel: Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6; L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55; Concerto Grosso in E minor, Op.6/3, HWV 321; Organ Concerto in B flat, O...
Performers: Harvey, Peter Harvey; Ovenden, Jeremy; Riches, Ashley [Bass Vocal]; Webster, Gillian; Whitehead, William
Conductors: McCreesh, Paul
Ensemble: Gabrieli Players

Following in their series of Gramophone Award and BBC Music Magazine Award winning recordings, Gabrieli's first Handel recording in over a decade is particularly special...continue...
Recording information: Henry Wood Hall (05/11/2013); St Paul's, Deptford (05/11/2013); St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town (05/11/2013); Henry Wood Hall (06/18/2014-06/20/2014); St Paul's, Deptford (06/...continue...
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Xu Shuya (b.1961): Nirvana; Insolation; Cristal au Soleil Couchant; Echos du Vieux Champs / Shu-ying Li, soprano; Qilian Chen, soprano
Xu Shuya (b.1961): Nirvana; Insolation; Cristal au Soleil Couchant; Echos du Vieux Champs / Shu-ying Li, soprano; Qilian Chen, soprano

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2015-06-09

Works: Xu Shuya: Insolation, for orchestra; Cristal au Soleil Couchant (Crystal Sunset), for orchestra; Echos du Vieux Champ (Echoes of the Old Country), for orchestra; Nirvana, for orchestra; Yun, for orch...
Performers: Chen, Qilian; Li, Shu-Ying
Conductors: Rabl, Gottfried
Ensemble: ; ORF Vienna Radio Sympony Orchestra

With worldwide acclaim and numerous awards, Xu Shuya is one of the leading composers to emerge from the Chinese 'New Wave'. His fascination with his...continue...
Recording information: ORF RadioKulturhaus, Vienna, Austria (2014-08-24_2014-08-25&2014-)....continue...
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Richard Danielpour: 'Ancient Voices' - Darkness in the Ancient Valley, symphony (2011); Toward a Season of Peace (2012) / Hila Plitmann, soprano
Richard Danielpour: 'Ancient Voices' - Darkness in the Ancient Valley, symphony (2011); Toward a Season of Peace (2012) / Hila Plitmann, soprano

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2015-06-09

Works: Richard Danielpour: Darkness in the Ancient Valley, symphony for soprano & orchestra; Toward a Season of Peace, oratorio for soprano, chorus & orchestra
Performers: Plitmann, Hila
Conductors: Guerrero, Giancarlo; St. Clair, Carl
Ensemble: Nashville Symphony; Pacific Symphony

One of the most sought-after and decorated composers of his generation, Richard Danielpour refers to himself as "an American composer with a Middle Eastern memory"....continue...
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Bruckner: Te Deum; Psalm 150; Mass No. 2 / Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart; Bach-Collegium Stuttgart; Helmuth Rilling
Bruckner: Te Deum; Psalm 150; Mass No. 2 / Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart; Bach-Collegium Stuttgart; Helmuth Rilling

1 CD / Hanssler Classic / 2015-06-09

Works: Anton Bruckner: Te Deum in C major, WAB 45; Psalm 150 in C major, WAB 38; Mass no 2, for chorus & winds in E minor, WAB 27
Performers: Coburn, Pamela; Elsner, Christian [Tenor Vocal]; Selig, Franz-Josef
Conductors: Rilling, Helmuth
Ensemble: ; Bach-Collegium Stuttgart; Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart

Bruckner's career as a composer began with writing music for the church. Coming from humble rural origins, Bruckner would receive most of his musical education...continue...
Recording information: Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Liederhalle, Beethovensaal (09/07/1996-09/09/1996); Stadthalle Sindelfingen (09/07/1996-09/09/1996); Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Liederhalle, Beethov...continue...
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Beethoven: Missa Solemnis / Genia Kuhmeier, Elisabeth Kulman, Mark Padmore, Hanno Muller-Brachmann. Bavarian Radio SO, Haitink
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis / Genia Kuhmeier, Elisabeth Kulman, Mark Padmore, Hanno Muller-Brachmann. Bavarian Radio SO, Haitink

1 CD / BR Klassic / 2015-06-09

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123
Performers: Barachovsky, Anton; Kühmeier, Genia; Kulman, Elisabeth; Muller-Brachmann, Hanno; Padmore, Mark [Tenor Vocal]
Conductors: Haitink, Bernard
Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

The BR-KLASSIK label has already released several recordings with Bernard Haitink, who has now been connected with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks for over 55...continue...
Recording information: Herkulessaal der Residenz, München (09/25/2014-09/26/2014)....continue...
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Stravinsky: Les Noces; Mass (1948); Cantata (1952) / RIAS Kammerchor; MusikFabrik, Carolyn Sampson, soprano; Susan Parry, mz
Stravinsky: Les Noces; Mass (1948); Cantata (1952) / RIAS Kammerchor; MusikFabrik, Carolyn Sampson, soprano; Susan Parry, mz

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2015-06-09

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Les Noces III (The Wedding), ballet in 4 tableaux for vocal soloists, chorus, 4 pianos & percussion; Mass; Cantata, for 2 soloists, female chorus & chamber orchestra
Performers: Grivnov, Vsevolod; Kobow, Jan; Mikhailov, Maxim; Sampson, Carolyn
Conductors: Reuss, Daniel
Ensemble: MusikFabrik

Now part of the popular hmGold series, this classic recording from the harmonia mundi archives is available again at mid-price. Les Noces is rich with...continue...
Recording information: Jesus-Christus Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem (08/2005); Teldex Studio Berlin (08/2005); Jesus-Christus Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem (09/2005); Teldex Studio Berlin (09/2005)....continue...
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Sempre Libera - arias by Gounod, Bellini, Bizet, Delives, Puccini, Messager, Verdi Meyerbeer et al. / Miah Persson, soprano; Swedish Radio SO, Harding
Sempre Libera - arias by Gounod, Bellini, Bizet, Delives, Puccini, Messager, Verdi Meyerbeer et al. / Miah Persson, soprano; Swedish Radio SO, Harding

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-06-09

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Don Pasquale; Charles Gounod: Faust; Roméo et Juliette; Vincenzo Bellini: I Capuleti e Montecchi, opera; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Carmen Suite for orchestra no 1; L&eac...
Performers: Karnéus, Katarina; Persson, Miah; Staples, Andrew
Conductors: Harding, Daniel
Ensemble: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

To the audiences of many of the world's leading opera houses - the Metropolitan, Covent Garden, Wiener Staatsoper - Miah Persson will be well-known as...continue...
Recording information: Berwald Hall, Stockholm (03/31/2014-04/04/2014)....continue...
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Xavier Montsalvatge (1912-2002): Babel 46, opera / Gran Teatre del Liceu SO; Marbà
Xavier Montsalvatge (1912-2002): Babel 46, opera / Gran Teatre del Liceu SO; Marbà

2 CD / Columna Musica / 2015-06-02

Works: Xavier Montsalvatge: Babel 46
Performers: Baquerizo, Enrique; Ibarra, Ana; Koite, Romata [Vocals]; Menendez, David; Mentxaka, Itxaro; Ombuena, Vicente; Pierotti, Raquel; Pinto, Mireia [Vocals]; Rubiera, David; Vas, Francisco
Conductors: Ros Marbà, Antoni
Ensemble: Orquestra Simfònica del Gran Teatre del Liceu

This is a world premiere recording and film of Xavier Montsalvatge's opera, Babel 46. Language is in Catalan with subtitles in Spanish and English....continue...
Recording information: Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona (02/16/2004)....continue...
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Pierre Bartholomée (b. 1937) : Oedipe sur la Route / Jose Van Dam, bar, Valentina Valenti, sop;  La Monnaie SO, Daniele Callagari
Pierre Bartholomée (b. 1937) : Oedipe sur la Route / Jose Van Dam, bar, Valentina Valenti, sop; La Monnaie SO, Daniele Callagari

2 CD / Evidence Music / 2015-06-02

Works: Pierre Bartholomée: Oedipe sur la Route, opera
Performers: Bauchau, Nicolas; Coulon, Marc; Devienne, Jean-Guy; Fischer, Florence [Vocals]; Gäbele, Elise; Gerimon, Paul; Graisman, Claudio [Vocals]; Meulenaere, Luc de; Monvoisin, Jean-Francis [Vocals]; Ph...
Conductors: Callegari, Daniele
Ensemble: La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra

Evidence Classics presents the world première recording or Pierre Bartholomée's Oedipe sur la route, based on the 1990 novel by Henry Bauchau. Daniele Callagari leads...continue...
Recording information: Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Bruxelles (03/2003)....continue...
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Ennio Porrino (1910-1959): I Shardana - Gli Uomini Dei Nuraghi, opera / Porrino, Signorini, Ruggeri, Marrocu, Palomba
Ennio Porrino (1910-1959): I Shardana - Gli Uomini Dei Nuraghi, opera / Porrino, Signorini, Ruggeri, Marrocu, Palomba

2 CD / Dynamic / 2015-05-26

Works: Ennio Porrino: I Shardana - Gli uomini dei Nuraghi, opera
Performers: Balzani, Domenico; D'angelo, Caterina [Vocals]; Guagenti, Nicola Ravarino; Lai, Vittoria [Vocals]; Ledda, Elena; Mangione, Gabriele [Vocals]; Marrocu, Paoletta; Palomba, Alessandra; Pierpaoli, France...
Conductors: Bramall, Anthony

I Shardana is set in a free Sardinia, an island where rigorous rules are in force and its people do not tolerate invasions or spiritual...continue...
Recording information: Teatro Lirico di Cagliari (09/2013)....continue...
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Unfurling Love's Creation: Chants by Hildegard of Bingen in Praise of Sophia
Unfurling Love's Creation: Chants by Hildegard of Bingen in Praise of Sophia

1 CD / CD Baby Independants / 2015-05-15

Works: Hildegard von Bingen: Rex noster promptus est; Hodie aperuit nobis; De Sancta Maria; Ave Maria, O auctrix, response; Ave generosa; Caritas abundat in omnia; Spiritui Sancto honor sit; O rubor sanguin...
Performers: Gentile, Norma
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Jörg Widmann (b.1973): Quartets for Strings / Minguet Quartett
Jörg Widmann (b.1973): Quartets for Strings / Minguet Quartett

2 CD / Wergo / 2015-05-15

Works: Jörg Widmann: Quartet for Strings no 1; Quartet for Strings no 2 ("Choral Quartet"); Quartet for Strings no 3 ("Hunting Quartet"); Quartet for Strings no 4; Attempt at the Fugue (String Quartet ...
Performers: Hülshoff, Alexander; McFadden, Claron; Simion, Andrei [Cello]
Conductors:
Ensemble: Minguet Quartett

As a clarinetist, Jörg Widmann is respectful of musical traditions - but as a composer, he calls them into question in radical ways. In many...continue...
Recording information: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Kammermusiksaal, Köln (01/16/2014-01/19/2014); Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Kammermusiksaal, Köln (04/24/2014-04/26/2014)....continue...
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Penderecki: Magnificat; Kadisz / Warsaw PO; Antoni Wit et al.
Penderecki: Magnificat; Kadisz / Warsaw PO; Antoni Wit et al.

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2015-05-12

Works: Krzysztof Penderecki: Magnificat, for bass, 7 men's voices, boys' chorus, chorus & orchestra; Prosimy cie (Kadisz), for male chorus
Performers: Pasichnyk, Olga
Conductors: Wit, Antoni
Ensemble: Warsaw Philharmonic Male Choir; Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

The two works on this recording are separated by 35 years, during which time Penderecki made a decisive break with the post-war European avant-garde. In...continue...

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Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem; Stephen Hough: Missa Mirabilis / Sarah Fox; Christopher Maltman; Andrew Litton, Colorado SO and Chorus
Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem; Stephen Hough: Missa Mirabilis / Sarah Fox; Christopher Maltman; Andrew Litton, Colorado SO and Chorus

1 CD / Hyperion / 2015-05-12

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem; Stephen Hough: Missa Mirabilis, for chorus & orchestra
Performers: Maltman, Christopher; Vocal], Sarah Fox [Soprano
Conductors: Wolfe, Duain; Litton, Andrew
Ensemble: ; Colorado Symphony Chorus

Dona nobis pacem became a somewhat unexpected hit for Vaughan Williams. A fervently antiwar plea, the work remains to this day one of the composer's...continue...
Recording information: Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver, Colorado (03/26/2014-03/30/2014)....continue...
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Donizetti: Les Martyrs / Joyce El-Khoury, Michael Spyres, David Kempster, Brindley Sherratt. Mark Elder
Donizetti: Les Martyrs / Joyce El-Khoury, Michael Spyres, David Kempster, Brindley Sherratt. Mark Elder

3 CD / Opera Rara / 2015-05-12

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Les Martyrs, opera (French revision of Poliuto)
Performers: Bayley, Clive; El-Khoury, Joyce [Vocals]; Evans, Wynne; Kempster, David; Preece, Simon; Sherratt, Brindley; Spyres, Michael; Waters, Rosalind
Conductors: Elder, Mark
Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

In November 2014, Sir Mark Elder was joined by a stellar cast led by Joyce El-Khoury, Michael Spyres and David Kempster, for a performance of...continue...
Recording information: St Clement's Church, London and Henry Wood Hall, London (10/2014/11/2014)....continue...
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Mozart: Requiem, K.626 / Maria Stader, Hertha Toepper, John van Kesteren, Karl Christian Kohn. Richter, Munich Bach Orch. & Choir
Mozart: Requiem, K.626 / Maria Stader, Hertha Toepper, John van Kesteren, Karl Christian Kohn. Richter, Munich Bach Orch. & Choir

1 CD / Profil Edition Gunter Hanssler / 2015-05-12

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K 626
Performers: Kesteren, John van; Kohn, Karl Christian; Stader, Maria
Conductors: Richter, Karl
Ensemble: Munich Bach Choir

Well-known for spearheading a general revival of interest in, and modernizing the performance practices of Baroque music, especially Bach, after WWII, Karl Richter (1926-81) also...continue...
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PRF 15006
Choral Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Sacred Vocal Works
Choral Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Sacred Vocal Works

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2015-05-12

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria in D major, RV 589; Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata "Herz und Mund und Tat und Lebeu", BWV 147; Magnificat in D major, BWV 243; Cantata "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme", BWV 1...
Performers: Barley, Peter; Bell, David [Organ]; Bowley, John; Corkhill, David [Conductor/Percussion]; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Garcia, Jose Luis; Harper, Heather; Harrhy, Eiddwen; Lott, Felicity [S...
Conductors: ; Willcocks, David; Mackerras, Charles; Cleobury, Stephen; Welser-Möst, Franz; Neumann, Peter; Sawallisch, Wolfgang; Muti, Riccardo; Tennstedt, Klaus; Pappano, Antonio; Nelson, John; Handford, M...
Ensemble: ; Academy Chorus of St Martin in the Fields; Academy of Ancient Music (UK); Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; BBC Symphony Chorus; Chœur de Paris; Chœur de Radio France; Chœurs Ren&...

For centuries the Christian Church has exerted a powerful influence on choral composition, nurturing and continuing to inspire works that are spiritually oriented or which...continue...
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Ferdinando Paër (1771-1839): La Passione di Gesù Cristo, oratorio / Coro La Stagione Armonica; Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto; Balestracci
Ferdinando Paër (1771-1839): La Passione di Gesù Cristo, oratorio / Coro La Stagione Armonica; Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto; Balestracci

1 CD / CPO / 2015-05-12

Works: Ferdinando Paër: Passione di Gesù Cristo, for soloists, chorus & orchestra
Performers: Coladonato, Valentina; Kutzarova, Valentina; Lozano, Alvaro [Baritone Vocal]
Conductors: Balestracci, Sergio
Ensemble: Coro La Stagione Armonica; Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto

During the 18th and early 19th c., Pietro Metastasio's oratorio texts were the ones most frequently employed for musical settings of the Passion, but on...continue...
Recording information: Auditorium Pollini, Padova (04/18/2011-04/20/2011)....continue...
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Kamran Ince (b.1960): Judgment of Midas, opera / Matthew DiBattista, tenor; Abigail Fischer, mezzo-soprano; Gregory Gerbrandt,  baritone; Jennifer Goltz, soprano; Mikhail Svetlov, bass
Kamran Ince (b.1960): Judgment of Midas, opera / Matthew DiBattista, tenor; Abigail Fischer, mezzo-soprano; Gregory Gerbrandt, baritone; Jennifer Goltz, soprano; Mikhail Svetlov, bass

2 CD / Albany Records / 2015-05-05

Works: Kamran Ince: Judgement of Midas, opera
Performers: DiBattista, Matthew; Fischer, Abigail; Gerbrandt, Gregory [baritone Vocal]; Goltz, Jennifer; Horst, Phillip [Bass Baritone]; Svetlov, Mikhail
Conductors: Ince, Kamran
Ensemble: Milwaukee Opera Theatre Chorus

The opera Judgment of Midas was commissioned by Crawford Greenewalt, Jr. to mark the 50th anniversary of the Sardis excavations in Turkey. Composer Kamran Ince...continue...
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ALB 1562
Nicholas Jackson (b.1934): Four Temperments Piano Concerto; Venetian Serenade; Elizathan Songs; Four Images / Mary Bevan, soprano; Concertante of London
Nicholas Jackson (b.1934): Four Temperments Piano Concerto; Venetian Serenade; Elizathan Songs; Four Images / Mary Bevan, soprano; Concertante of London

1 CD / Nimbus Records / 2015-05-01

Works: Nicholas Jackson: The Reluctant Highwayman; Four Temperaments, concertino for piano & chamber orchestra; Venetian Serenade, for woodwind quintet & harpsichord; Elizabethan Songs (6), for voice & pian...
Performers: Jackson, Nicholas; McLean, Viv; Mitrea, Florian [Piano]; Vocal], Mary Bevan [Soprano
Conductors: McLean, Viv;
Ensemble: Concertante of London; Galliard Ensemble

Sir Nicholas Jackson (b.1934) is an internationally renowned composer, organist and harpsichordist. As a performer he appears frequently in Great Britain and Europe. Jackson's music...continue...
Recording information: Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Paris, France (09/2014); St. Pauls School, Barnes, London (09/2014); Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Paris, France (1972); St. Pauls School, Barnes, London (19...continue...
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NIM 6301
Orchestral works by Niccolò Castiglioni (1932-1996): La Buranella; Altisonanza; Salmo XIX, for soprano, chorus & orchestra / Teresia Bokor & Sine Bundgaard, sopranos
Orchestral works by Niccolò Castiglioni (1932-1996): La Buranella; Altisonanza; Salmo XIX, for soprano, chorus & orchestra / Teresia Bokor & Sine Bundgaard, sopranos

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2015-04-28

Works: Niccolò Castiglioni: La Buranella, suite for orchestra (after Galuppi's harpsichord sonatas); Altisonanza, for orchestra; Salmo XIX, for 2 sopranos, chorus & orchestra
Performers: Bokor, Teresia [Soprano Vocal]; Bundgaard, Sine
Conductors: Noseda, Gianandrea
Ensemble: ; Danish National Symphony Orchestra

Musical America's 'Conductor of the Year' for 2015 Gianandrea Noseda continues his Chandos 'Musica Italiana' series with select works of Niccolò Castiglioni (1932-96), an intellectual...continue...
Recording information: DR. Koncerthuset, Copenhagen, Denmark (09/21/2012/09/22/2012)....continue...
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20th-Century Women Composers:  Amy Beach: Piano Trio, Op. 150; 4 Songs, Op. 51/3; Lili Boulanger: D'un soir triste; Rebecca Clarke: Piano Trio / Trio des Alpes
20th-Century Women Composers: Amy Beach: Piano Trio, Op. 150; 4 Songs, Op. 51/3; Lili Boulanger: D'un soir triste; Rebecca Clarke: Piano Trio / Trio des Alpes

1 CD / Dynamic / 2015-04-28

Works: Rebecca Clarke: Trio for violin, cello & piano; Lili Boulanger: D'un soir triste, for string trio (or cello) & piano (or orchestra); D'un matin de printemps, for violin (or flute) & piano (or orchest...
Performers: Windsor, Lorna
Conductors:
Ensemble: Trio Des Alpes

The Italian Swiss ensemble Trio des Alpes wish, among other things, to revive unjustly neglected music works. Women Composers is one such project, the trio...continue...
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Fiamma del Belcanto - arias by Donizetti, Leoncavallo, Bellini, Verdi, Puccini  / Diana Damrau, soprano; Gianandrea Noseda
Fiamma del Belcanto - arias by Donizetti, Leoncavallo, Bellini, Verdi, Puccini / Diana Damrau, soprano; Gianandrea Noseda

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2015-04-28

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Rosmonda d'Inghilterra; Maria Stuarda; Vincenzo Bellini: I Puritani, opera; La sonnambula, opera; Giuseppe Verdi: I masnadieri; La traviata; Luisa Miller; Giacomo Puccini: La Boh&e...
Performers: Beczala, Piotr; Brandolino, Nicole [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Damrau, Diana; Testé, Nicolas
Conductors: Noseda, Gianandrea
Ensemble: ; Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino

In her first recital album devoted entirely to Italian opera, soprano Diana Damrau takes the golden age of bel canto, the early 19th c., as...continue...
Recording information: Main Hall, Teatro Regio Torino (09/08/2014-09/13/2014)....continue...
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The Magic of the Voice: Classic Opera Chorus and Broadway Favourites
The Magic of the Voice: Classic Opera Chorus and Broadway Favourites

2 CD / HBDirect Import / 2015-04-21

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Il trovatore; Nabucco; Macbeth; Aida, opera; Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act; Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio, Op. 72; Giacomo Puccini: Madama Butterf...
Performers: Brown, Braeme [Guitar]; Brown, Graeme; Conaghan, Andy [Vocals]; Crowe, Trisha; Dark, Jacqueline; Falzon, Michael; Fegan, Dominique; French, Narelle; Harrington, Robert; Harrison, Amanda; Hodges, Glen...
Conductors: Fritzsch, Johannes; Noble, Guy
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Berühmte Tenöre
Berühmte Tenöre

6 CD / ZYX Records / 2015-04-21

Works: Amilcare Ponchielli: La Gioconda; Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata; Attila; La Traviata; Rigoletta; Der Troubadour; Ein Maskenball; Die Macht des Schieksals; Othello; Aida, o...
Performers: Alda, Frances; Amato, Pasquale; Ancona, Mario; Bada, Angelo; Bardi, Giorgio Kokolios; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Caruso, Enrico [Tenor Vocals]; Christoff, Boris; de Luca, Giuseppe; Farrar, Geral...
Conductors: Bourdon, Rosario; Setti, Giulio; Reibold, Bruno; Seidler-Winkler, Bruno; Shilkret, Nat; Olivieri, Dino; Ricci, Ruggiero; Sabajno, Carlo; Goehr, Walter; Barbirolli, John; Ghione, Franco; Collingwood, ...

Recording information: 01/18/1914; 01/25/1917; 01/29/1920; 02/10/1919; 03/10/1908; 03/14/1910; 03/16/1907/??/??/1908; 03/16/1908; 03/17/1907; 03/24/1907; 04/03/1914; 04/15/1917; 09/15/1920/09/06/1920;...continue...
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Orchestre de Le Domaine Musical - works by Stockhausen, Berio, Boulez, Messiaen, Debussy, et al. / Pierre Boulez [10 CDs]
Orchestre de Le Domaine Musical - works by Stockhausen, Berio, Boulez, Messiaen, Debussy, et al. / Pierre Boulez [10 CDs]

10 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2015-04-21

Works: Karlheinz Stockhausen: Kontra-Punkte, for 10 instruments; Zeitmasze, for 5 winds; Klavierstück VI, for piano; Luciano Berio: Serenata I, for flute & 14 instruments; Pierre Boulez: Le marteau san...
Performers: Allain, Rene; Batigne, Jean; Bergmann, Maria; Boury, Fabienne; Castagner, Jacques; Charpentier, Marcel [Violin]; Collot, Serge; Delmotte, Roger; Deplus, Guy; Depraz, Xavier; Devos, Louis; Francois, J...
Conductors: Boulez, Pierre; Albert, Rudolf; ; Rosbaud, Hans
Ensemble: ; Les Percussions de Strasbourg; Quatuor Parrenin; Solistes Du Domaine Musical

Created in celebration of Pierre Boulez's 90th birthday, this 10-CD box set documents the decade of concerts under his direction which revolutionized and dominated Parisian...continue...
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Verdi: Simon Boccanegra / Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Barbara Frittoli et al.; Kaunas City SO; Orbelian
Verdi: Simon Boccanegra / Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Barbara Frittoli et al.; Kaunas City SO; Orbelian

2 CD / Delos / 2015-04-14

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Simon Boccanegra
Performers: Abdrazakov, Ildar; Alcauskis, Kestutis [Tenor Vocal]; Caria, Marco [Baritone Vocal]; Frittoli, Barbara; Hvorostovsky, Dmitri [Baritone Vocals]; Secco, Stefano; Sidlauskaite, Egle [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal...
Conductors: Orbelian, Constantine
Ensemble: áKaunas State Choirá ; Kaunas City Symphony

The Delos label's first-ever full-length Italian opera recording, this star-studded current release of Giuseppi Verdi's Simon Boccanegra promises quite the splash among today's opera fans....continue...
Recording information: Kaunas Philharmonic, Kaunas, Lithuania (08/01/2013-08/07/2013)....continue...
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Carl Maria von Weber: Silvana, opera / Kuane, Krapp, Bothmer; Munich RSO; Schirmer et al.
Carl Maria von Weber: Silvana, opera / Kuane, Krapp, Bothmer; Munich RSO; Schirmer et al.

2 CD / CPO / 2015-04-14

Works: Carl Maria von Weber: Silvana, opera, J. 87
Performers: Bothmer, Ferdinand von; Burkhart, Andreas; Kaune, Michaela; Krapp, Ines [Soprano Vocal]; Nazmi, Tareq; Pauly, Simon; Roth, Detlef; Schörner, Jörg; Woitack, Lea Marlen [Vocals]
Conductors: Schirmer, Ulf; Blank, Robert
Ensemble: Chor des Bayernischen Rundfunksá ; Münchner Rundfunkorchesterá

It was in Frankfurt am Main on 16 September 1810 that Carl Maria von Weber's opera Silvana was first performed. A box-office hit, Silvana is...continue...
Recording information: Prinzregententheater, München (04/17/2010-04/18/2010)....continue...
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Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor / Edita Gruberova, José Bros et al.; SWR-SO Baden-Baden & Freiburg; Haider
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor / Edita Gruberova, José Bros et al.; SWR-SO Baden-Baden & Freiburg; Haider

2 CD / Nightingale Classics / 2015-04-14

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Performers: Bros, Jose; Dumitrescu, Dan Paul; Gruberova, Edita; Gutiérrez, César; McMaster, Zandra; Tichy, Georg; Wade, Ray M.
Conductors: Haider, Friedrich
Ensemble: SWR-Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg

This is already her third [studio recording of Lucia]. The Diva steps into hopeless competition with her earlier CDs, which readily yield Friedrich Haider directs...continue...
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"Inédits," Vol. 1: 20th-Century Premieres, by Dukas, Leroux, Duparc, Chausson et al. / Dalton Baldwin, Didier Henry, Angéline Pondepeyre et al.

1 CD / Maguelone / 2015-04-14

Works: Paul Dukas: Sonnet "Amours," for voice & piano; Xavier Leroux: Par un soir d'hiver, song for voice & piano; Sylvio Lazzari: Par les bois, song for voice & piano; Marcelle Chadal: L'heure qu'il est, s...
Performers: Althaparro, Sylvie; Baldwin, Dalton; Beaufort, Sonia de; Bou, F. [Piano]; Boyer, Nicolas; Crapez, Christophe; d'Ollone, Patrice; Dune, Catherine; Fejard, S. [Piano]; Ferrari, Frank; Gonthier, Esther;...

Musically the 20th c. could be considered as the century of rediscovery. This album from the Mélodistes français collection 'Inédits! 1' is, in its own...continue...
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Richard Strauss: The Complete Songs, Vol. 7 / Ruby Hughes, soprano; Ben Johnson, tenor; Gunter Haumer, baritone; Roger Vignoles, piano
Richard Strauss: The Complete Songs, Vol. 7 / Ruby Hughes, soprano; Ben Johnson, tenor; Gunter Haumer, baritone; Roger Vignoles, piano

1 CD / Hyperion / 2015-04-14

Works: Richard Strauss: Weihnachtsgefühl ("Naht die jubelvolle Zeit"), song for voice & piano, o.Op. 94 (TrV 198, AV 94); Weinachtslied ("Schlaf wohl, du Himmelsknabe du"), song for voice & piano, o.Op...
Performers: Haumer, Gunter; Hughes, Ruby; Johnson, Ben [Tenor Vocal]; Lockwood, Ed; Vignoles, Roger [Piano]

Volume seven of Hyperion's Complete Strauss Songs cycle focuses on the juvenilia. But the mysterious TrV references obfuscate compositions of a beauty hard to reconcile...continue...
Recording information: All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London....continue...
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Handel: Messiah /  Judith Nelson, Carolyn Watkinson, Paul Elliott, Emma Kirkby, David Thomas. Christopher Hogwood, AAM [2 CDs +BR Audio]
Handel: Messiah / Judith Nelson, Carolyn Watkinson, Paul Elliott, Emma Kirkby, David Thomas. Christopher Hogwood, AAM [2 CDs +BR Audio]

3 Blu-Ray Video / Decca / 2015-04-14

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
Performers: Elliot, Paul [Tenor Vocals]; Kirkby, Emma; Nelson, Judith [Soprano Vocal]; Thomas, David [Bass Vocal]
Conductors: Hogwood, Christopher; Preston, Simon
Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music; Choir of Christ Church Cathedral
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Fleurs: Songs on Floral Themes, by Purcell, Schumann, Britten, Schubert, Debussy et al. / Carolyn Sampson, soprano; Joseph Middleton, piano
Fleurs: Songs on Floral Themes, by Purcell, Schumann, Britten, Schubert, Debussy et al. / Carolyn Sampson, soprano; Joseph Middleton, piano

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-04-14

Works: Henry Purcell: Sweeter than roses (from "Pausanias"), song, Z. 585/1; Robert Schumann: Gedichte (7), Op. 90; Röselein, Röselein!, song for voice & piano, Op. 89/6; Jasminenstrauch ("Grü...
Performers: Middleton, Joseph [Piano]; Sampson, Carolyn

Carolyn Sampson has enjoyed notable successes worldwide in repertoire ranging from the early baroque to the present day, in opera and concert as well as...continue...
Recording information: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (02/2014)....continue...
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Le Donne di Puccini: Arias from Manon Lescaut, Tosca et al. /  Gabriela Benacková, Edita Gruberova, Gwyneth Jones, Eva Marton; Munich RSO; Navarro
Le Donne di Puccini: Arias from Manon Lescaut, Tosca et al. / Gabriela Benacková, Edita Gruberova, Gwyneth Jones, Eva Marton; Munich RSO; Navarro

1 CD / Nightingale Classics / 2015-04-14

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Preludio a orchestra; Edgar, opera; Manon Lescaut; La bohème; Tosca; Madama Butterfly; La Fanciulla del West; La Rondine; Suor Angelica; Gianni Schicchi, opera; Turandot
Performers: Benackova, Gabriela; Gruberova, Edita; Jones, Gwyneth, Dame [Soprano Vocal]; Marton, Eva
Conductors: Navarro, Luis A. Garcia
Ensemble: Münchner Rundfunkorchesterá

Four superstar divas- Gabriela Benackova, Edita Gruberova, Dame Gwyneth Jones and Eva Marton- sing arias from eleven Puccini operas in a "must-have" disc for opera...continue...
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Hymnus: Sacred Vocal Works of Bach, Handel & Mozart / Edita Gruberova, Stockholm CO; Sjökvist, et al.
Hymnus: Sacred Vocal Works of Bach, Handel & Mozart / Edita Gruberova, Stockholm CO; Sjökvist, et al.

1 CD / Nightingale Classics / 2015-04-14

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 51, "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen," BWV 51; George Frederick Handel: Coronation Anthem; Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, HWV 74; Giulio Cesare, HWV 17; Messiah, ...
Performers: Agnas, Urban; Gruberova, Edita
Conductors: Sjokvist, Gustav
Ensemble: Gustaf Sjökvist Kammerkor; Stockholm Chamber Orchestraá

American Record Guide, September/October 2015
As much as I admire Gruberova's 'Let the Bright Seraphim'. The choir does very well with Zadok the Priest, Handel's first...continue...
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Maria João Pires: Complete Concerto Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon - Works of Mozart, Chopin & Schumann / Pires, piano; Claudio Abbado, Frans Brüggen et al.
Maria João Pires: Complete Concerto Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon - Works of Mozart, Chopin & Schumann / Pires, piano; Claudio Abbado, Frans Brüggen et al.

5 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2015-04-14

Works: Frédéric Chopin: Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11; Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 14 in E flat major, K 4...
Performers: Pires, Maria-Joao [Piano]; Schafer, Christine
Conductors: Krivine, Emmanuel; Previn, Andre; Abbado, Claudio; Brüggen, Frans


Works:

Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Conductor: Emmanuel

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Bruckner: The Complete Symphonies / Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Marek Janowski
Bruckner: The Complete Symphonies / Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Marek Janowski

10 Super Audio CD / PentaTone Classics / 2015-04-14

Works: Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 1 in C minor, WAB 101; Symphony no 2 in C minor (1872 version, ed. Carragan); Symphony no 3 in D minor, WAB 103; Symphony no 4 in E flat major, WAB 104 "Romantic"; Symphon...
Performers: Mathey, Shawn [Tenor Vocal]; Ruiten, Lenneke; Selig, Franz-Josef; Vermillion, Iris
Conductors: Janowski, Marek
Ensemble: ; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Pentatone's newly released 10 SACD box of the complete symphonies of the Austro-German Romantic composer Anton Bruckner features the label's January-July 2015 "Orchestra of the...continue...
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Anton Webern: Solo Vocal, Choral and Chamber Works / Tony Arnold, soprano; Claire Booth, soprano; Leila Josefowicz, violin; Jacob Greenberg, piano; Sooyun Kim, flute et al.
Anton Webern: Solo Vocal, Choral and Chamber Works / Tony Arnold, soprano; Claire Booth, soprano; Leila Josefowicz, violin; Jacob Greenberg, piano; Sooyun Kim, flute et al.

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2015-04-14

Works: Anton Webern: Songs (5) from Der siebente Ring, for voice & piano, Op. 3; Lieder (5) nach Gedichten von Stefan George, Op. 4; Bagatelles (6) for string quartet, Op. 9; Songs (4) for voice & piano, Op...
Performers: Arnold, Tony [Soprano Vocal]; Booth, Claire; Greenberg, Jacob; Josefowicz, Leila; Kim, Sooyun [Flute]; Neidich, Charles; Sherry, Fred [Cello]; Weiss, Orion
Conductors: Craft, Robert
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

Purity of sound and perfect craftsmanship marked Anton Webern's journey from his intensely expressive early songs through to the new perspectives cultivated in his Opp....continue...
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Thomas Hampson Autograph - a portrait encompassing opera, operetta, song, oratorio and Broadway musicals (bonus documentary CD) [10 CDs]
Thomas Hampson Autograph - a portrait encompassing opera, operetta, song, oratorio and Broadway musicals (bonus documentary CD) [10 CDs]

12 CD / Warner Classics / 2015-04-14

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le Nozze de Figaro; Don Giovanni; Così fan tutte, K 588; Grabmusik, K 42/35a; Felix Mendelssohn: Die Erste Walpurgisnacht, Op. 60; Charles Gounod: Faust; Ambroise Thomas...
Performers: Airizer, Csaba; Alagna, Roberto; Alain, Marie-Claire; Alexander, Roberta [Soprano Vocal]; Anderson, June [Soprano Vocal]; Barrard, Marc; Bonney, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Bostridge, Ian [Tenor Vocals]...
Conductors: Harnoncourt, Nikolaus; Plasson, Michel; Almeida, Antonio de; Armstrong, Richard; Martin, Miguel Angel Gomez; Pappano, Antonio; Barenboim, Daniel; Luisi, Fabio; Haitink, Bernard; Nagano, Kent; Masur, ...
Ensemble: ; Concentus Musicus Wien


Works:

Don Giovanni, K 527: Deh vieni alla finestra [Serenade] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
Conductor: Nikola

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WRNC 2564619045
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 / Jascha Horenstein; Pro Musica Symphony, Vienna
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 / Jascha Horenstein; Pro Musica Symphony, Vienna

1 CD / Vox Classical / 2015-04-14

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
Performers: Lipp, Wilma; Patzak, Julius; Wiener, Otto
Conductors: Horenstein, Jascha
Ensemble: Pro Musica Symphony; Vienna Friends of Music Society Chorus

Legendary Mono Recording from 1956 Vienna featuring the great Jascha Horenstein, a conductor who's appeal has always been strong, but recently arousing much interest....continue...
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