1 CD / BBC Legends / 2008-10-14Works: Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde; Johannes Brahms: Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Mitchinson, John
Conductors: Leppard, Raymond; Boult, Adrian
Ensemble: BBC Men's Chorus; BBC Northern Symphony
Janet Baker's performance of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde was first issued on BBC Radio Classics in 1995 and BBC Legends has vastly improved...continue...
1 CD / BBC Legends / 2007-10-23Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Madrigals, Book 10; Madrigals, Book 9; Scherzi musicali, volume 2; Bonifatio Gratiani: Velut palma, velut rosa, for voice & continuo; Mister Barringcloe: A Divine Hymn - Jehovah R...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Hall, Joy; Leppard, Raymond [Conductor]
This CD encapsulates a great partnership (which lasted for more than 30 years) of Janet Baker and Raymond Leppard who both started coming to Benjamin...continue...
1 CD / BBC Legends / 2007-01-30Works: Johannes Brahms: Songs (9) for voice & piano, Op. 63; O Kühler Wald ("O kühler Wald, wo raushest du?"), song for voice & piano, Op. 72/3; Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 71; Songs (4) for ...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Hamburger, Paul; Lush, Ernest
"Beyond her distinctively warm-toned voice and heart-felt delivery, it is Baker's ability to balance the lyric and the dramatic that makes her Brahms' performances so...continue...
2 CD / BBC Legends / 2004-10-19Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93; Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Crass, Franz; Dowd, Ronald; Harper, Heather
Conductors: Szell, George
Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Szell's recordings in 1968 of live performances of Beethoven's Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9 with the New Philharmonia were considered one of the sensations of...continue...
1 CD / BBC Legends / 2003-10-21Works: Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde; Spoken Word: Rudolf Kempe in conversation with Gillian Widdicombe, interview
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Spiess, Ludovic
Conductors: Kempe, Rudolf
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
The distinguished German conductor Rudolf Kempe's only recording of Mahler's 'Das Lied von der Erde' reveals a masterly interpretation full of understanding enhanced by an...continue...