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Richard Strauss: Complete Operas / della Casa, Fischer-Dieskau, Nilsson, Popp, Crespin, Minton, Donath et al. [33 CDs, Limited Edition]
Richard Strauss: Complete Operas / della Casa, Fischer-Dieskau, Nilsson, Popp, Crespin, Minton, Donath et al. [33 CDs, Limited Edition]

33 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2014-03-25

Works: Richard Strauss: Arabella; Ariadne auf Naxos, Op 60; Capriccio, Op 85; Daphne, Op 82; Elektra; Feuersnot, opera, Op. 50 (TrV 203); Die Frau ohne Schatten, Op. 65; Die schweigsame Frau (The Silent Wom...
Performers: Berger-Tuna, Helmut; Bieber, Clemens; Braun, Hans; Cook, Jane; Dohmen, Albert; Equiluz, Kurt [Tenor Vocal]; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Conductor]; Fuchs, Gabriele [Soprano Vocal]; Hendricks, Barbara ...
Conductors: Keilberth, Joseph; Sinopoli, Giuseppe; Böhm, Karl; Solti, Sir Georg; Leinsdorf, Erich; Queler, Eve; Dorati, Antal; Sawallisch, Wolfgang; Krauss, Clemens; Masur, Kurt
Ensemble: ; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Bavarian State Opera Orchestra; Berlin Radio Orchestra; Detroit Sympony Orchestra; Deutsche Oper Berlin Orchestra; Hungarian State Opera Orchestra; Staatskapelle ...

2014 is Strauss' Year. Born in 1864, the 150th anniversary of his birth falls on June 11, 2014.

33-CD set of the fifteen complete operas

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Christian Thielemann: My Wagner Album - excerpts from Rienzi, Meistersinger, Tristan, Parsifal, Rheingold, Siefgried et al.
Christian Thielemann: My Wagner Album - excerpts from Rienzi, Meistersinger, Tristan, Parsifal, Rheingold, Siefgried et al.

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2013-08-27

Works: Richard Wagner: Rienzi, der Letzte der Tribunen; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg; Tristan und Isolde; Götterdämmerung; Parsifal; D...
Performers: Ahlin, Cvetka; Brilioth, Helge; Brockhaus, Lilo; Dernesch, Helga [Soprano]; Donath, Helen [Soprano Vocal]; Ericson, Barbro; Fassbaender, Brigitte [Mezzo-Soprano Vocals]; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Co...
Conductors: Thielemann, Christian; Knappertsbusch, Hans; Furtwängler, Wilhelm; Kleiber, Carlos; Boulez, Pierre; Karajan, Herbert v.
Ensemble: ; Berlin Philharmonic; Staatskapelle Dresden; Vienna Philharmonic

In My Wagner Album Christian Thielemann - a passionate Wagnerite and celebrated Wagner conductor - has brought together some of his favorite recordings, from the...continue...
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Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen / Christian Thielemann, Vienna State Opera
Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen / Christian Thielemann, Vienna State Opera

14 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2013-08-06

Works: Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold; Die Walküre; Siegfried; Götterdämmerung
Performers: Helzel, Ulrike; Kushpler, Zoryana [Mezzo-Soprano]; Raimondi, Ildiko
Conductors: Thielemann, Christian
Ensemble: ; Vienna State Opera Chorus

Christian Thielemann's reading of Wagner's complete Ring Cycle at the Wiener Staatsoper in 2011 was universally hailed as one of the greatest Wagnerian events of...continue...
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Wagner: Heavy Classix / Herbert von Karajan, Karl Böhm, Eugen Jochum, Rafael Kubelík et al.
Wagner: Heavy Classix / Herbert von Karajan, Karl Böhm, Eugen Jochum, Rafael Kubelík et al.

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2013-04-02

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Walküre; Tristan und Isolde; Parsifal; Götterdämmerung; The Flying Dutchman; Lohengrin; Tannhäuser; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Das Rheingold
Performers: Ahlin, Cvetka; Brockhaus, Lilo; Dernesch, Helga [Soprano]; Donath, Helen [Soprano Vocal]; Ericson, Barbro; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Conductor]; Grobe, Donald; Jenckel, Helga; Mastilovic, Danica; Mo...
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert v.; Böhm, Karl; Jochum, Eugen; Kubelik, Rafael; Gerdes, Otto

Of course, Wagner also wrote big ballads as well, so there's the Siegfried Idyll, the Tristan Prelude and Liebestod and the ethereal Prelude to Lohengrin....continue...
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Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau: Voice of the Century [25 discs - Includes DVDs] [Limited Edition]
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau: Voice of the Century [25 discs - Includes DVDs] [Limited Edition]

25 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2013-01-15

Works: Franz Schubert: Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89; Die schöne Müllerin, D 795/Op. 25; Nacht und Träume, D 827; Heidenröslein, D 257/Op. 3 no 3; Der Erlkönig, D 328; An den Frühl...
Performers: Alda, Catarina; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Carbonari, Virgilio; de Palma, Piero [Tenor Vocal]; Demus, Jorg [Piano]; Donath, Helen [Soprano Vocal]; Donderer, Georg; Dyk, Cornelis van; Engel...
Conductors: Kubelik, Rafael; Böhm, Karl; Richter, Karl; Gorvin, Carl; Stadlmair, Hans; Baumgartner, Rudolf; Karajan, Herbert v.; Barenboim, Daniel; Weissenborn, Gunther; Fricsay, Ferenc; Gerdes, Otto; Jochu...


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Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89 by Franz Schubert

Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romanti

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Boulez: Le Marteau Sans Maitre / Hilary Summers, Ensemble Intercontemporian
Boulez: Le Marteau Sans Maitre / Hilary Summers, Ensemble Intercontemporian

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2012-12-11

Works: Pierre Boulez: Le marteau sans maître, for alto, alto flute, guitar, vibes, xylorimba, percussion & viola; Dérive I, for flute, clarinet, piano, vibes, violin & cello; Dérive 2
Performers: Summers, Hilary
Conductors: Boulez, Pierre
Ensemble: Ensemble InterContemporain

The 20th century inspired music that was provocative and challenging - music that in many ways we are still corning to terms with. The ideas...continue...
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Steve Reich: Drumming, Parts I-IV; Six Pianos; Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices & Organ / Russ Hartenberger, Bob Becker, James Preiss
Steve Reich: Drumming, Parts I-IV; Six Pianos; Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices & Organ / Russ Hartenberger, Bob Becker, James Preiss

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2012-07-31

Works: Steve Reich: Drumming, for 2 female voices, piccolo, 4 pairs of bongos, 3 marimbas & 3 glockenspiels; Six Pianos; Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ, for 3 female voices, 3 marimbas, 3 gl...
Performers: Barbara, Joan La; Becker, Bob [Percussion]; Chambers, Steve; Clayton, Jay; Ferchen, Timothy; Harms, Ben; Hartenberger, Russ; Jarrett, Janice; Preiss, James; Reich, Steve; Velez, Glen

Drumming is a classic of hope and achievement. Coming after a few years - the late sixties - when so many old barriers had fallen,...continue...
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The Liszt Collection [Limited Edition - 34 CDs]
The Liszt Collection [Limited Edition - 34 CDs]

34 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2011-06-28

Works: Franz Liszt: Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124; Concerto for Piano no 2 in A major, S 125; Totentanz for Piano, S 525; Hungarian Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra, S 123; Malédictio...
Performers: Arrau, Claudio [Piano]; Atkinson, Leon; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Bartha, Alfonz; Behrens, Hildegard; Berczelly, Istvan; Berman, Lazar; Bolet, Jorge; Cherkassky, Shura [Piano]; Cleobury, ...
Conductors: Ozawa, Seiji; Karajan, Herbert v.; Fischer, Iván; Sinopoli, Giuseppe; Solti, Sir Georg; Haitink, Bernard; Heinrich, Siegfried; Guest, George; Ferencsik, János; Leeuw, Reinbert de; Albrecht,...

The cornerstone of DG's Liszt 200 celebration is a 34 CD limited edition superbudget box set in the style of their Brahms and Schumann boxes...continue...
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Ioan Holender Farewell Concert / Netrebko, Domingo, Quasthoff [2 DVD]
Ioan Holender Farewell Concert / Netrebko, Domingo, Quasthoff [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / Deutsche Grammophon / 2010-11-09

Works: Richard Wagner: Rienzi; Die Walküre; Parsifal; Tristan und Isolde; Lohengrin; Das Rheingold; Giuseppe Verdi: Il trovatore; I vespri siciliani; Don Carlos; La forza del destino; Macbeth; Falstaff...
Performers: Beczala, Piotr; Bonfadelli, Stefania; Botha, Johan; Coelho, Elaine; Constantinescu, Roxana; Damrau, Diana; Daniel, Boaz; Denoke, Angela; Dessay, Natalie; Domingo, Placido; Eröd, Adrian; Frittoli...
Conductors: Mehta, Zubin; Pappano, Anthony; De Billy, Bertrand; Welser-Möst, Franz; Luisi, Fabio; Schneider, Peter; Armiliato, Marco; ; Domingo, Placido; Young, Simone; Calvo, Guillermo Garcia; Lang, Thomas
Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra

A star-studded benefit concert to celebrate Ioan Holender's farewell after 19 years as the director of one of the world's leading and most famous opera...continue...
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Bach: Sacred Masterpieces - Cantatas
Bach: Sacred Masterpieces - Cantatas

22 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2010-04-27

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248; Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244; Saint John Passion, BWV 245; Mass in B minor, BWV 232; Magnificat; Cantata no 51, "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen," ...
Performers: Argenta, Nancy; Evans, Wynford; Harvey, Peter Harvey; Kirkby, Emma; Kozena, Magdalena; Lunn, Joanne; Nichols, Mary; Podger, Julian; Stafford, Ashley; Tyson, Robin; Varcoe, Stephen [Baritone Vocals]
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists

This limited edition, 22-CD box set features Bach's Sacred Masterpieces and Cantatas as conducted by John Eliot Gardiner with the Monteverdi Choir and the English...continue...
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Handel: Alcina / Curtis, DiDonato, Beaumont, Gauvin, Cherici, Priante, Il Complesso Barocco, et al
Handel: Alcina / Curtis, DiDonato, Beaumont, Gauvin, Cherici, Priante, Il Complesso Barocco, et al

3 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2009-04-14

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

"This new recording is interesting partly for the casting of a mezzo-soprano in the title role. Anyone wondering about this aspect should worry no further:...continue...
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Handel: Alcina / Leitner, Sutherland, Wunderlich, Cappella Coloniensis
Handel: Alcina / Leitner, Sutherland, Wunderlich, Cappella Coloniensis

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2009-01-27

Works: George Frederick Handel: Alcina
Performers: Dijck, Jeannette Van; Hemsley, Thomas; Monti, Nicola; Procter, Norma; Sutherland, Joan, Dame [Soprano vocals]; Wunderlich, Fritz [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: Leitner, Ferdinand
Ensemble: Cappella Coloniensis

This recording is the first official release in any format of this once-in-a-lifetime concert performance featuring Dame Joan Sutherland and Fritz Wunderlich. In 1959 performances...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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Monteverdi:  L'incoronazione di Poppea / Nikolaus Harnoncourt [DVD]
Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea / Nikolaus Harnoncourt [DVD]

2 DVD Video / Deutsche Grammophon / 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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Picture Format: NTSC, LPCM Stereo, Color
Sound Format(s): DTS 5.1 Surround,
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese
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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 / 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...
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Country of Origin: USA
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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 / 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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Berg: Lulu, Wozzeck / Karl Böhm, Lear, Fischer-Dieskau
Berg: Lulu, Wozzeck / Karl Böhm, Lear, Fischer-Dieskau

3 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2006-09-12

Works: Alban Berg: Wozzeck, opera, Op. 7; Lulu, opera; Lulu-Suite, 5 symphonic pieces from the opera for soprano & orchestra ("Lulu-Symphonie")
Performers: Bohme, Kurt [Bass Vocal]; Clam, Leopold; Dicks, William Walther; Driscoll, Loren; Feldhoff, Gerd; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Conductor]; Greindl, Josef; Grobe, Donald; Johnson, Patricia [vocals]; Kof...
Conductors: Böhm, Karl
Ensemble: Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus; Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra

Though initially believed to be very risky undertakings, these classic recordings of Wozzeck and Lulu and have been staples in Deutsche Grammophon's catalogue ever since...continue...
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Vivaldi: Montezuma / Curtis, Priante, Mijanovic, et al
Vivaldi: Montezuma / Curtis, Priante, Mijanovic, et al

3 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2006-05-09

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Montezuma, opera in 3 acts, RV 723
Performers: Basso, Romina; Beaumont, Maite; Invernizzi, Roberta; Kalna, Inga; Mijanovic, Marijana; Priante, Vito
Conductors: Curtis, Alan
Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco

"The performance is stunning. Vivaldi augments the usual strings and winds with horns and trumpets, and Curtis leads a rich reading, filled with more drama...continue...
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Mozart: Mitridate / Hamoncourt/Concentus Musicus Wien [DVD]
Mozart: Mitridate / Hamoncourt/Concentus Musicus Wien [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Deutsche Grammophon / 2006-04-11

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Mitridate, rè di Ponto, K 87 (74a)
Performers: Gjevang, Anne; Kenny, Yvonne; Murray, Ann; Rodgers, Joan; Straka, Peter; Winbergh, Gosta
Conductors: Harnoncourt, Nikolaus
Ensemble: Concentus Musicus

Written when Mozart was just fourteen, 'Mitridate, Re di Ponte' is an endless flow of beautiful melodies and dramatic recitatives. Nikolaus Harnoncourt, whose insistence on...continue...
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Bach: St. Matthews Passion, Karl Richter/Munich Bach Orch. [2 DVD]
Bach: St. Matthews Passion, Karl Richter/Munich Bach Orch. [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / Deutsche Grammophon / 2006-04-11

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244
Performers: Berry, Walter; Donath, Helen; Hamari, Julia; Laubenthal, Horst; Nimsgern, Siegmund; Schramm, Ernst Gerold; Schreier, Peter
Conductors: Richter, Karl
Ensemble: Munich Bach Choir; Munich Bach Orchestra

Karl Richter (1926-1981) was regarded as one of the great Bach conductors of the twentieth century, noted for solid regularity in rhythms and a serious...continue...
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Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Chinese
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Bach: Mass in B Minor / Janowitz, Prey, Richter/Munich Bach Orch. [DVD]
Bach: Mass in B Minor / Janowitz, Prey, Richter/Munich Bach Orch. [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Deutsche Grammophon / 2006-03-14

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232
Performers: Janowitz, Gundula; Laubenthal, Horst; Prey, Hermann; Topper, Hertha
Conductors: Richter, Karl
Ensemble: Munich Bach Choir; Munich Bach Orchestra

"This recording, made in 1969, presents Ricther's chorus of 80 and orchestra using modern instruments, considered truer to Bach's spirit at this time than the...continue...
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Country of Origin: USA
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Wagner: Die Walkure / Boulez/Bayreuth, Mcintyre, Jones [2 DVD]
Wagner: Die Walkure / Boulez/Bayreuth, Mcintyre, Jones [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / Deutsche Grammophon / 2005-08-09

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Walküre
Performers: Altmeyer, Jeanine; Clarke, Katie; Glauser, Elisabeth; Hofmann, Peter; Jones, Gwyneth, Dame; Killebrew, Gwendolyn; McIntyre, Donald; Salminen, Matti; Schiml, Marga; Schnaut, Gabriele; Schwarz, Hanna
Conductors: Boulez, Pierre
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Country of Origin: Germany
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Bizet: Carmen / Bumbry, Vickers, Karajan [DVD]
Bizet: Carmen / Bumbry, Vickers, Karajan [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Deutsche Grammophon / 2005-06-14

Works: Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera
Performers: Bumbry, Grace; Diakov, Anton; Diaz, Justino; Equiluz, Kurt; Freni, Mirella; Hamari, Julia; Kerns, Robert; Miljakovic, Olivera; Paunov, Milen; Vickers, Jon
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert von
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Vienna State Opera Chorus

"This video of 'Carmen' has had a number of incarnations, appearing on laser disc, tape, and DVD. Based on a stage production, it was artfully...continue...
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Bizet: Carmen / Abbado, Berganza, Domingo, Cotrubas, et al
Bizet: Carmen / Abbado, Berganza, Domingo, Cotrubas, et al

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2005-03-08

Works: Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera
Performers: Amner, Richard; Berganza, Teresa [Mezzo Soprano Vocals]; Cotrubas, Ileana; Domingo, Placido; Fyson, Leslie; Harling, Stuart; Kenny, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]; Laine, Jean; Lloyd, Robert [Bass Voice]; M...
Conductors: Abbado, Claudio
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

"Superbly disciplined, Abbado's performance nails its colours to the mast at the very start in a breathtakingly fast account of the opening prelude. Through the...continue...
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20/21  Boulez Conducts Boulez - Le Marteau sans maître, etc
20/21 Boulez Conducts Boulez - Le Marteau sans maître, etc

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2005-03-08

Works: Pierre Boulez: Le marteau sans maître, for alto, alto flute, guitar, vibes, xylorimba, percussion & viola; Dérive I, for flute, clarinet, piano, vibes, violin & cello; Dérive 2
Performers: Summers, Hilary
Conductors: Boulez, Pierre
Ensemble: Ensemble InterContemporain

It was with 'La Marteau sans Maitre', a setting of surrealistic poetry by Rene Char, that Boulez made his international breakthrough in the mid-1950s. The...continue...
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Wagner: Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg / Heppner, Levine [2 DVD]
Wagner: Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg / Heppner, Levine [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / Deutsche Grammophon / 2005-01-11

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Grove, Jill; Heppner, Ben; Mattila, Karita; Morris, James; Pape, Rene; Polenzani, Matthew; Relyea, John
Conductors: Levine, James
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Chorus; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

This release features the critically acclaimed performance by Ben Heppner, Renee Pape and Karita Mittila on DVD!...continue...
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Country of Origin: USA
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Sempre Libera [Hybrid SACD]
Sempre Libera [Hybrid SACD]

1 Super Audio CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2004-11-09

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata; Otello; Vincenzo Bellini: La sonnambula, opera; I Puritani, opera; Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor; Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi, opera
Performers: Concetti, Andrea; Mingardo, Sara; Netrebko, Anna; Pirgu, Saimir; Reckert, Sascha; Ulivieri, Nicola
Conductors: Abbado, Claudio
Ensemble: Mahler Chamber Orchestra; Verdi Chorus Milan

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Collectors Edition - Bach: Christmas Oratorio, etc
Collectors Edition - Bach: Christmas Oratorio, etc

9 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2004-11-09

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248; Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244; Saint John Passion, BWV 245; Mass in B minor, BWV 232
Performers: Archer, Neill; Argenta, Nancy; Bar, Olaf; Beznosiuk, Lisa; Beznosiuk, Pavlo; Birchall, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Blochwitz, Hans-Peter; Bonney, Barbara [Soprano vocals]; Campbell, Richard; Chance...
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists; Monteverdi Choir

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Sempre Libera
Sempre Libera

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2004-08-10

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata; Otello; Vincenzo Bellini: La sonnambula, opera; I Puritani, opera; Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor; Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi, opera
Performers: Concetti, Andrea; Mingardo, Sara; Netrebko, Anna; Pirgu, Saimir; Reckert, Sascha; Ulivieri, Nicola
Conductors: Abbado, Claudio
Ensemble: Mahler Chamber Orchestra; Verdi Chorus Milan

Anna Netrebko will capture the hearts of fans and critics everywhere as they discover her gorgeous voice, radiant beauty and fiery personality. This, her second...continue...
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DGG B000299902
Echo 20/21  Reich: Drumming
Echo 20/21 Reich: Drumming

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2003-11-11

Works: Steve Reich: Drumming, for 2 female voices, piccolo, 4 pairs of bongos, 3 marimbas & 3 glockenspiels
Performers: Barbara, Joan La; Becker, Bob [Percussion]; Cardew, Cornelius; Chambers, Steve; Clayton, Jay; Ferchen, Timothy; Harms, Ben; Hartenberger, Russ; Preiss, James; Reich, Steve; Scott, Lesley; Velez, Glen

"Drumming is an immense sound machine which, while holding its ensemble of percussionists and vocalists in a firm grip, also gives them the means to...continue...
Personnel: Steve Reich (marimba, glockenspiel, drums); Glen Velez (whistling, marimba, glockenspiel, drums); Ben Harms, Bob Becker , Russ Hartenberger, James Preiss (marimba, glockenspiel, drums); Cor...continue...

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DGG B000141202
Handel: Giulio Cesare / Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre
Handel: Giulio Cesare / Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre

3 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2003-08-12

Works: George Frederick Handel: Giulio Cesare
Performers: Ankaoua, Jean-Michel; Bertin, Pascal; Deuter, Florian; Ewing, Alan; Hellekant, Charlotte; Kozená, Magdalena; McDonald, Hector; Mehta, Bejun [Countertenor Vocal]; Mijanovic, Marijana; von Otter...
Conductors: Minkowski, Marc
Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre

"The orchestra plays brilliantly, with the (then) novelty of Handel's horn parts ringing out in special power. One would never guess there was an audience...continue...

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Steve Reich: Variations, Six Pianos / San Francisco Symphony and Edo de Waart (original recording reissued)
Steve Reich: Variations, Six Pianos / San Francisco Symphony and Edo de Waart (original recording reissued)

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2002-08-13

Performers: Barbara, Joan La; Becker, Bob [Percussion]; Chambers, Steve; Clayton, Jay; Ferchen, Tim; Ferchen, Timothy; Harms, Ben; Hartenberger, Russ; Jarrett, Janice; Preiss, James; Reich, Steve; Velez, Glen
Conductors: De Waart, Edo
Ensemble: San Francisco Symphony

The legendary recordings of 'Music for Mallet Instruments' and 'Six Pianos' has been newly remastered for this reissue, plus the gorgeious ' Variations.' Reich's works...continue...
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DGG 4715912
Mozart: Requiem / Mattila, Mingardo, Schade, Terfel, et al
Mozart: Requiem / Mattila, Mingardo, Schade, Terfel, et al

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 1999-10-12

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K 626; Grabmusik, cantata for soloists, choir & orchestra, K. 42 (K. 35a); Laudate Dominum
Performers: Harnisch, Rachel; Johannsen, Kay; Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]; Mingardo, Sara; Schade, Michael; Terfel, Bryn [Baritone/Bass]
Conductors: Abbado, Claudio
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Swedish Radio Chorus

July 1999 marked the tenth anniversary of the death of Herbert von Karajan in Salzburg. Simultaneously at the helm of the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna...continue...
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Handel: Ariodante / Minkowski, Musiciens du Louvre
Handel: Ariodante / Minkowski, Musiciens du Louvre

3 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 1999-08-10

Works: George Frederick Handel: Ariodante
Performers: Cangemi, Veronica; Coadou, Luc; Croft, Richard [Tenor Vocal]; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; Podles, Ewa; Sedov, Denis; von Otter, Anne Sofie
Conductors: Minkowski, Marc
Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre

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Lynne Dawson is the star of this show. In Act 2, where Ginevra finds herself inexplicably rejected and condemned by everyone, Dawson...continue...

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Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen / Karajan, Berlin PO
Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen / Karajan, Berlin PO

14 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 1998-07-14

Works: Richard Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen; Das Rheingold; Die Walküre; Siegfried; Götterdämmerung
Performers: Ahlin, Cvetka; Brilioth, Helge; Brockhaus, Lilo; Chookasian, Lili; Crespin, Régine; Dernesch, Helga; Dominguez, Oralia; Donath, Helen; Ericson, Barbro; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich; Gayer, Cather...
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert von
Ensemble: Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

In honor of what would have been Maestro Karajan's 90th birthday, Deutsche Grammophon is releasing the complete remastered Ring cycle. This classic recording was made...continue...
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Tchaikovsky: Eugen Onegin / Levine, Allen, Freni, Von Otter
Tchaikovsky: Eugen Onegin / Levine, Allen, Freni, Von Otter

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 1989-03-13

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Eugen Onegin
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Emmerlich, Gunter; Engert, Ruthild; Freni, Mirella [Soprano Vocals]; Hartfiel, Jurgen; Lang, Rosemarie; Senechal, Michel [Tenor Vocals]; Shicoff, Neil [Tenor Vocal]; Vocals], Paata Bur...
Conductors: Levine, James
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Ave Maria - Bach/Gounod, Mozart, Schubert, Bruckner, Brahms
Ave Maria - Bach/Gounod, Mozart, Schubert, Bruckner, Brahms

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 1988-05-09

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232; Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248; Magnificat in D major, BWV 243; Charles Gounod: Ave Maria; Anton Bruckner: Ave Maria for 7 a cappella Voices in F major, ...
Performers: Berganza, Teresa; Freni, Mirella; Otto, Lisa; Stader, Maria; Streich, Rita; Topper, Hertha
Conductors: Richter, Karl; Arndt, Günther; Gracis, Ettore; Kubelik, Rafael; Gaebel, Kurt; Wenzinger, August; Fricsay, Ferenc
Ensemble: Alessandro Scarlatti Orchestra; Bavarian Radio Chorus; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Berlin Handel Chorus; Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra; Gunter Arndt Choir; Munich Bach Choir; Munich Bach Orc...
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DGG 4136882
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Gardiner, Rolfe-Johnson, Baird, et al
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Gardiner, Rolfe-Johnson, Baird, et al

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 1987-11-09

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo
Performers: Argenta, Nancy; Baird, Julianne; Birchall, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Chance, Michael; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts; Milner, Howard; Montague, Diana; Nichols,...
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
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Wagner: Parsifal / Karajan, Hofmann, Vejzovic, Moll, Van Dam
Wagner: Parsifal / Karajan, Hofmann, Vejzovic, Moll, Van Dam

4 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 1984-09-17

Works: Richard Wagner: Parsifal
Performers: Ahnsjo, Claes-Hakan; Gjevang, Anne; Halem, Victor von; Hendricks, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Hofmann, Peter [Tenor Vocal]; Hopfner, Heiner; Lambriks, Marjon; Michael, Audrey; Moll, Kurt; Nielsen, Inga;...
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert v.
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

"Karajan's reading...grows in intensity and feeling with the work itself, reaching an almost terrifying force in the Prelude to Act 3 which is sustained to...continue...

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Bizet: Carmen / Karajan, Baltsa, Carreras, van Dam  et al
Bizet: Carmen / Karajan, Baltsa, Carreras, van Dam et al

3 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 1983-11-17

Works: Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera
Performers: Baltsa, Agnes; Barbaux, Christine; Berbie, Jane; Carreras, Jose [Tenor Vocal]; Malta, Alexander; Manuel, Robert; Marinpouille, Michel; Melbye, Mikael; Pilard, Alain; Quilico, Gino; Ricciarelli, Katia...
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert v.
Ensemble: Paris Opéra Chorus
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