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Dame Janet Baker Anniversary Edition: The Great EMI Recordings [20 CDs]
Dame Janet Baker Anniversary Edition: The Great EMI Recordings [20 CDs]

20 CD / EMI Classics / 2013-06-18

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: L'Arianna; L'incoronazione di Poppea; Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantata pastorale per la nascità di Nostro Signore; Domenico Scarlatti: Salve Regina, motet for soprano, strings &...
Performers: Aronowitz, Cecil; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Erwen, Keith; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Gauntlett, Ambrose; Heath, Kenneth [Cello];...
Conductors: Leppard, Raymond; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; Gönnenwein, Wolfgang; Willcocks, David; Marriner, Sir Neville; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Klemperer, Otto; Mackerras, Charles; Ferencsik, János; Hic...

The English mezzo-soprano made her debut in 1956 as Miss Roza in The Secret and is considered an outstanding singing actress, widely admired or her...continue...
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Mozart: Requiem; Bruckner: Te Deum / Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Janet Baker, Nicolai Gedda, Sheila Armstrong. Barenboim
Mozart: Requiem; Bruckner: Te Deum / Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Janet Baker, Nicolai Gedda, Sheila Armstrong. Barenboim

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2013-02-26

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K 626; Anton Bruckner: Te Deum in C major, WAB 45
Performers: Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Garrard, Don; Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Pashley, Anne; Tear, Robert
Conductors: Barenboim, Daniel
Ensemble: ; New Philharmonia Orchestra Chorus

EMI Classics relaunches the popular EMI Master Series: The definitive series of great classical music from a trove of the most notable and revered classical...continue...
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Essential Encores - Over 2 hours of great classical showpieces
Essential Encores - Over 2 hours of great classical showpieces

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-10-09

Works: Antonio Bazzini: La ronde des lutins, Op. 25; Niccolò Paganini: Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1; Fritz Kreisler: La Gitana; Jules Massenet: Meditation (from "Thaïs"); Aram Khachaturian...
Performers: Adni, Daniel [Piano]; Alagna, Roberto; Alexeev, Dmitri; Andsnes, Leif Ove; Antonsen, Ole Edvard; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Balsom, Alison; Barrueco, Manuel; Bostridge, Ian; Brightman,...
Conductors: ; Sawallisch, Wolfgang; Kempe, Rudolf; Beecham, Thomas; Jansons, Mariss; Litton, Andrew; Karajan, Herbert v.; Paavo, Järvi; Fisch, Asher; Barker, John
Ensemble: ; Nash Ensemble; Virtuosi

Essential Classics is a series of 2-CD sets drawn from the catalogs of EMI Classics and Virgin Classics. Presenting the bestloved and most popular works...continue...
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EMI 051492
Essential British Classics - Over 2 hours of rousing classical anthems
Essential British Classics - Over 2 hours of rousing classical anthems

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-10-09

Works: George Frederick Handel: Solomon; Sarabande; Water Music Suite no 2 in D; Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Music for the Royal Fireworks; Coronation Anthem; Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas; Funeral Music fo...
Performers: Adni, Daniel [Piano]; Andre, Maurice [Trumpet]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bean, Hugh; Beniston, Paul; Brightman, Sarah; du Pre, Jacqueline [Cello]; Gibson, Simon; Gilchrist, Jane; Gra...
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Briger, Alexander; Mackerras, Charles; Haïm, Emmanuelle; Boult, Adrian; Cleobury, Stephen; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Barbirolli, John; Handley, Vernon; Trevor, Kirk; Jenkins, Ka...
Ensemble: ; Le Concert d'Astrée; Philip Jones Brass Ensemble

Essential Classics is a series of 2-CD sets drawn from the catalogs of EMI Classics and Virgin Classics. Presenting the bestloved and most popular works...continue...
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EMI 403062B
The Best Wedding Music Ever!
The Best Wedding Music Ever!

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-09-18

Works: Richard Wagner: Lohengrin; Johann Pachelbel: Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major; George Frederick Handel: Water Music Suite no 2 in D; Jeremiah Clarke: Prince of Denmark's Ma...
Performers: Andre, Maurice [Trumpet]; Antonsen, Ole Edvard; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bayco, Frederic; Hendricks, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Hunt, Gordon [Oboe]; Ledger, Philip, Sir [Organ]; Lundkv...
Conductors: Parrott, Andrew; Ericson, Eric; Fischer, George; Muti, Riccardo; Lehani, Fritz
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EMI 041062
Elgar: Cello Concerto; Sea Pictures; Cockaigne Overture / Jacqueline du Pré, cello; Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano
Elgar: Cello Concerto; Sea Pictures; Cockaigne Overture / Jacqueline du Pré, cello; Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-09-11

Works: Edward Elgar: Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 "In London Town"; Concerto for Cello; Sea Pictures, Op. 37
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; du Pre, Jacqueline [Cello]
Conductors: Barbirolli, John
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra
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EMI 230752
Elgar & Delius: Cello Concertos; Songs of Farewell; Sea Pictures. / Jacquelin du Pre, cello; Janet Baker  [Limited Ed.]
Elgar & Delius: Cello Concertos; Songs of Farewell; Sea Pictures. / Jacquelin du Pre, cello; Janet Baker [Limited Ed.]

2 Super Audio CD / EMI Classics / 2012-05-08

Works: Edward Elgar: Concerto for Cello; Sea Pictures, Op. 37; Frederick Delius: Songs of Farewell, for double chorus & orchestra, RT ii/9; A Song Before Sunrise; Concerto for Cello, RT vii/7
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; du Pre, Jacqueline [Cello]
Conductors: Barbirolli, John; Sargent, Malcolm
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Jacqueline du PrT's unsurpassed recording of the [Elgar] Concerto hardly needs any further recommendation from us, spontaneous in its freely rhapsodic style but with...continue...
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Time Traveller: Weimar Germany
Time Traveller: Weimar Germany

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-04-10

Works: Paul Hindemith: Kammermusik no 1 with Finale, for 12 solo instruments, Op. 24 no 1; Kammermusik no 2, for 12 solo instruments, Op. 36 no 1; Kurt Weill: Alabama Song, for voice & orchestra (from "Aufs...
Performers: Archer, Robyn; Hendricks, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Vogt, Lars
Conductors: Abbado, Claudio; Muldowney, Dominic; Klemperer, Otto; Welser-Möst, Franz; Metzmacher, Ingo; Bertini, Gary; Jansons, Mariss

Famed for its divine decadence, explosive politics, rampant inflation and feverish creativity. Germany's Weimar Republic - born in the wake of World War I -...continue...
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EMI 790152
Essential Schubert / Over 2 hours of Schubert's most beautiful melodies
Essential Schubert / Over 2 hours of Schubert's most beautiful melodies

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-02-07

Works: Franz Schubert: Symphony no 8 in B minor 'Unfinished', D759; Symphony no 5 in B flat, D485; Piano Quintet in A 'Trout', D667; Ave Maria; Die schöne Müllerin, D795; String Quintet in C, D956...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bar, Olaf; Bostridge, Ian; Ciccolini, Aldo [Piano]; Drake, Julius [Piano]; Eschenbach, Christoph [Piano/Conductor]; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal...
Conductors: Muti, Riccardo; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; ; Schmidt-Gaden, Gerhard; Heger, Robert; Sawallisch, Wolfgang
Ensemble: ; Chilingirian Quartet; Melos Ensemble of London

Franz Schubert was born in Vienna in 1797 and although he died at the early age of 31 he was a tremendously prolific composer. He...continue...
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EMI 781582
Essential Brahms / Over 2 hours of Brahms' greatest masterpieces
Essential Brahms / Over 2 hours of Brahms' greatest masterpieces

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-02-07

Works: Johannes Brahms: Academic Festival Overture in C minor, Op. 80; Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68; Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15; Variations on a Theme of Haydn for orchestra, Op. 56a "St...
Performers: Andsnes, Leif Ove; Angelich, Nicholas; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Chung, Kyung-Wha [Violin]; Clein, Natalie; de los Angeles, Victoria; Frankl, Peter; Kovacevich, Stephen [Piano]; Kreme...
Conductors: Sawallisch, Wolfgang; Jochum, Eugen; Barbirolli, John; Tennstedt, Klaus; Karajan, Herbert v.; Frühbeck de Burgos, Rafae; ; Boult, Adrian
Ensemble: ; Alban Berg Quartet; Artemis Quartett (String Quartet)

Johannes Brahms was born in Hamburg in 1833 and died in Vienna in 1897. He was one of the leading figures in classical music's Romantic...continue...
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EMI 781312
Verdi: Requiem; Four Sacred Songs / Schwarzkopf; Gedda; Baker; Ludwig; Ghiaurov
Verdi: Requiem; Four Sacred Songs / Schwarzkopf; Gedda; Baker; Ludwig; Ghiaurov

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-01-24

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Requiem Mass; Sacred Pieces (4), for chorus & orchestra; Unspecified: Untitled CD-ROM Track
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Ghiaurov, Nicolai [Bass Vocals]; Ludwig, Christa [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth [Soprano vocals]
Conductors: Giulini, Carlo Maria
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

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EMI 852192B
The British Composers Guide to Britain
The British Composers Guide to Britain

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-08-23

Works: Eric Coates: Knightsbridge March; London Suite; Edward Elgar: Cockaigne (In London Town), concert overture, Op. 40; Severn Suite, Op. 87; Caractacus, Op. 35; Percy Grainger: Handel in the Strand; Bri...
Performers: Adni, Daniel [Piano]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barrueco, Manuel; Bayl, Benjamin; Bell, David [Organ]; Benson, Garth; Bostridge, Ian; Brannigan, Owen; Bullard, Thomas; Harvey, Frederi...
Conductors: Groves, Charles, Sir; Barbirolli, John; del Mar, Norman; Ord, Boris; Previn, Andre; Layton, Stephen; Cleobury, Stephen; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Bishop, Christopher; Irving, Ro...
Ensemble: ; London Music Group; Polyphony (Vocal Ensemble)

This bright and breezy guide takes us in 50 stops from London, round Essex and East Anglia, up to Scotland, then - via Wales and...continue...
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EMI 290012B
The Very Best of Janet Baker
The Very Best of Janet Baker

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-07-26

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio; George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Felix Mendelssohn: Elijah; On Wings of Song; Johannes Brahms: Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53; Gesänge (2) fo...
Performers: Aronowitz, Cecil; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Butt, John [Organ, Conductor]; Hugh, Timothy; Moore, Gerald [Piano]; Parsons, Geoffrey; Previn, Andre...
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Mackerras, Charles; Frühbeck de Burgos, Rafae; Boult, Adrian; Barbirolli, John; Previn, Andre; Ledger, Philip [Organ]
Ensemble: ; Academy Of St Martin In The Fields; Choir Of King's College, Cambridge; English Chamber Orchestra; Hallé Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra
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EMI 947172
Ultimate Wedding Collection [EMI Classics]
Ultimate Wedding Collection [EMI Classics]

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-05-17

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208; Orchestral Suite no 4, BWV 1068; Cantata no 156, "Ich steh' mit einem Fuss im Grabe" BWV 156; Cantata...
Performers: Andre, Maurice [Trumpet]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bayco, Frederic; Bo, Alfie; Bramma, Harry; Brown, Ian [Piano]; Bullard, Thomas; Dale, Laurence; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; Gib...
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Parrott, Andrew; ; Kilbey, Reginald; Cleobury, Stephen; Willcocks, David; Montgomery, Kenneth; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; Lysy, Alberto; Faerber, Jörg; Ericson, Eric; Fisch...
Ensemble: ; Nash Ensemble; Taverner Players

All the music you need for your special day is available in this exclusive 2-CD set. The joy, grandeur and intimacy of this ceremony of...continue...
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EMI 272032B
British Composers: A Celebration / EMI
British Composers: A Celebration / EMI

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-05-03

Works: Edward Elgar: Wand of Youth Suite no 1, Op. 1a no 4; Symphony no 1 in A flat, Op. 55; Ave Maria, Op. 2 no 2; Quartet for Strings in E minor, Op. 83; Ave verum corpus, Op. 2 no 1; Falstaff; Dream Chil...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Andrew Davis [Conductor/Organ]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bennett, Richard Rodney [Composer]; Bowen, John; Bramma, Harry; Brown, Wilfred; Dilkes, Neville; Donohoe, Pete...
Conductors: Collingwood, Lawrance; Willcocks, David; Boult, Adrian; Walton, William; Harding, Daniel; Robinson, Christopher; Wordsworth, Barry; Finzi, Christopher; Bliss, Sir A. [Composer]; Goodall, Reginald; Da...
Ensemble: ; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Britten String Quartet; London Music Group; The Band of the Royal Military School of Music

Taking a panoramic view of British music between the ends of the 19th and 20th centuries, this fascinating collection features some 30 composers. From the...continue...
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EMI 954802B
Best Handel 50 / EMI
Best Handel 50 / EMI

3 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-05-03

Works: George Frederick Handel: Rinaldo; Ariodante; Arianna in Creta; Radamisto; Orlando; Armino; Serse; Giulio Cesare; Teseo; Alcina; Sarabande; Water Music Suite no 1 in F; Water Music Suite no 2 in D; Wa...
Performers: Asawa, Brian; Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Cencic, Max Emanuel; Cornwell, Joseph; Daniels, David; Deshayes, Karine; Dessay, Natalie; DiDonato, Joyce; Genaux, Vivica; Gilchrist, Jane; Harrhy, Eiddwen; Jar...
Conductors: Trevor, Kirk; Haïm, Emmanuelle; Curtis, Alan; Fasolis, Diego; ; Norrington, Roger; Rousset, Christophe; Hickox, Richard; Nelson, John; Briger, Alexander; Linde, Hans-Martin; McGegan, Nicholas; P...
Ensemble: ; I Barocchisti; Il Complesso Barocco; Il Seminario Musicale

50 Best is a series of 3-CD sets which feature genres of music ranging from symphonies, concertos, and solo instrumental works to chamber music, songs,...continue...
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EMI 708222
50 Best Wedding
50 Best Wedding

3 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-04-19

Works: Jeremiah Clarke: Prince of Denmark's March; Richard Wagner: Lohengrin; Padre Giovanni Battista Martini: Toccata for trumpet & organ (or ensemble); Norwegian Traditional: Wedding March from Nordmose; ...
Performers: Andre, Maurice [Trumpet]; Andsnes, Leif Ove; Antonsen, Ole Edvard; Atherton, Elizabeth; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Ball, Michael; Bayco, Frederic; Bo, Alfie; Coburn, Pamela; Craig, Cha...
Conductors: Cleobury, Stephen; Willcocks, David; Montgomery, Kenneth; Karajan, Herbert v.; Munrow, David; Parrott, Andrew; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; Stevens, Denis; Lysy, Alberto; Faerber, Jörg; Hughes, Owa...
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EMI 485012
50 Best Beethoven / EMI
50 Best Beethoven / EMI

3 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-04-19

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 1 in C, Op. 21; Symphony no 2 in D, Op. 36; Symphony no 3 in E flat, Op. 55 "Eroica"; Symphony no 4 in B flat, Op. 60; Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67; Symphony no ...
Performers: Altmeyer, Theo; Ameling, Elly [Soprano Vocal]; Arrau, Claudio [Piano]; Bär, Olaf; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Baldwin, Dalton; Blochwitz, Hans-Peter; Chung Trio; Collot, Serge; de ...
Conductors: Muti, Riccardo; Sanderling, Kurt; Sawallisch, Wolfgang; Jochum, Eugen; Karajan, Herbert v.; Davies, Dennis R.; Boult, Adrian; Galliera, Alceo; Szell, George; ; Giulini, Carlo Maria; Tate, Jeffrey
Ensemble: ; Melos Ensemble of London; Nash Ensemble
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EMI 484452B
Opera 2011 / EMI
Opera 2011 / EMI

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-04-19

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia; Stabat Mater; Antonio Caldara: L'Olimpiade; Thomas Arne: Rosamond; Giacomo Puccini: Tosca; Gianni Schicchi, opera; Turandot; Madama Butterfly; La boh&egrav...
Performers: Alagna, Roberto; Bennett, Mark [Trumpet]; Berganza, Teresa [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Bostridge, Ian; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Capitanucci, Fabio Maria; Carreras, José [Tenor Vocal]; Corell...
Conductors: Ono, Kazushi; Haïm, Emmanuelle; Labadie, Bernard; Pappano, Antonio; Kohn, Eugene; Gavazzeni, Gianandrea; Rhorer, Jérémie; Inkinen, Pietari; Barenboim, Daniel; Muti, Riccardo; Gardner, ...
Ensemble: ; Il Seminario Musicale; L'Arpeggiata
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EMI 966662B
Classical 2011 / EMI
Classical 2011 / EMI

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-04-05

Works: Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Giacomo Puccini: Tosca; Turandot; La bohème; Madama Butterfly; Karl Jenkins: Gloria; Gioachino Rossini: Semiramide; Stabat Mater; Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto ...
Performers: Adès, Thomas [Conductor/Composer]; Alagna, Roberto; Andsnes, Leif Ove; Argerich, Martha [Piano]; Balsom, Alison; Bostridge, Ian; Brightman, Sarah; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Capitanucci, ...
Conductors: Plasson, Michel; Kohn, Eugene; Jenkins, Karl [Composer]; Müller, Eduardo; Kennedy, Nigel [Violin]; Prizeman, Robert; ; Gergiev, Valery; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; Serafin, Tullio; Nézet-Sé...
Ensemble: ; Quatuor Ebène ; Scottish Ensemble

With 40 tracks, and over 2½ hours of classical favorites, this double album features the best and most popular names in classical music, ranging from...continue...
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EMI 975772B
Viva Domingo!
Viva Domingo!

4 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-02-08

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Aida, opera; Macbeth; Giavanna d'Arco; Otello; Don Carlo; Un ballo in maschera; La forza del destino; Vincenzo Bellini: Norma, opera; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Idomeneo; La clemenza di...
Performers: Caballe, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Cangelosi, David; Domingo, Placido; Erwen, Keith; Estes, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Freni, Mirella [Soprano Vocals]; Gabriel, Ana; Graham, Susan; Hampson, Tho...
Conductors: Muti, Riccardo; Barker, John; Kohn, Eugene; Fisch, Asher; Chung, Myung-Whun; Levine, James; Pappano, Antonio; Prêtre, Georges; Bartoletti, Bruno; Giulini, Carlo Maria; Viotti, Marcello; Rudel, ...

EMI Classics celebrates Plácido Domingo’s illustrious 50 years on stage with this exciting 4-CD set replete with extension liner notes, artist testimonials, and a career...continue...
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EMI 487572
The Very Best Of Placido Domingo
The Very Best Of Placido Domingo

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-02-08

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni; Così fan tutte, K 588; Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620; George Frederick Handel: Giulio Cesare; Giacomo Meyerbeer: L'Africaine; Charles Goun...
Performers: Barrueco, Manuel; Caballé, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Cangelosi, David; Capecchi, Renato; Domingo, Placido; Graham, Susan; Grist, Reri [Soprano Vocals]; Horton, Peter; Urmana, Violeta; Voigt...
Conductors: Kohn, Eugene; Fisch, Asher; Barker, John; Prêtre, Georges; Behr, Randall; Bartoletti, Bruno; Levine, James; Rudel, Julius; Pappano, Antonio; Muti, Riccardo; Giulini, Carlo Maria; Domingo, Placid...
Ensemble: ; Rondalla Lirica de Madrid

EMI Classics celebrates Plácido Domingo’s illustrious 50 years on stage with this exciting 2-CD set of his greatest hits. A worldrenowned, multifaceted artist, Domingo, now...continue...
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Best Of British / Addinsell, Arnold, Britten, Butterworth, et al.
Best Of British / Addinsell, Arnold, Britten, Butterworth, et al.

3 CD / EMI Classics / 2010-09-28

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: The lark ascending; Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis; Fantasia on Greensleeves; Variants (5) of 'Dives and Lazarus'; Three Preludes Founded on Welsh Tunes; English Folk So...
Performers: Adni, Daniel [Piano]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Becu, Wim; Beniston, Paul; Carewe, Mary [Soprano Vocal]; Chambers, Colin; Cohen, Robert [Cello]; Finch, Catrin; Johnston, Guy [Cello]; ...
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Rattle, Simon, Sir; del Mar, Norman; Mackerras, Charles; Boult, Adrian; Davison, Arthur; Jenkins, Karl [Composer]; Cleobury, Stephen; Hickox, Richard; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Dilkes,...
Ensemble: ; Virtuosi of England

Celebrate the United Kingdom's favorite classical music with this exclusive EMI Classics release - Best of British. Get your tea and crumpets ready as you...continue...
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EMI 316002B
Essential Wedding
Essential Wedding

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2010-08-24

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208; Suite no 3, BWV 1068; Cantata no 156, "Ich steh' mit einem Fuss im Grabe" BWV 156; Cantata no 147, "H...
Performers: Andre, Maurice [Trumpet]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bayco, Frederic; Bo, Alfie; Bramma, Harry; Bullard, Thomas; Dale, Laurence; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; Gibson, Simon; Gilchris...
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Parrott, Andrew; ; Kilbey, Reginald; Cleobury, Stephen; Willcocks, David; Montgomery, Kenneth; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; Lysy, Alberto; Faerber, Jörg; Ericson, Eric; Fisch...
Ensemble: ; Cambridge Classical Players; Camerata Lysy Gstaad; Liverpool Cathedral & Brass Ensemble; Nash Ensemble; Taverner Players

This program covers favorite pieces of liturgical music suitable for all types of religious wedding services, as well as secular works for non-religious occasions, including...continue...
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EMI 279372
Essential Handel
Essential Handel

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2010-08-24

Works: George Frederick Handel: Solomon; Serse; Water Music Suite no 1 in F; Organ Concerto no 13 in F "The Cuckoo and the Nightingale"; Sarabande; Water Piece, suite for trumpet, strings & continuo in D ma...
Performers: Andre, Maurice [Trumpet]; Aveling, Valda; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bostridge, Ian; Coburn, Pamela; Dickinson, John [Trumpet]; Harwood, Elizabeth [Soprano Vocals]; Herincx, Raimund; J...
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Bicket, Harry; Mackerras, Charles; Armand, Georges; Briger, Alexander; Faerber, Jörg; Hughes, Owain Arwel; McGegan, Nicholas; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; Auriacombe, Louis; ...

Included are many familiar pieces from the enormous output of George Frideric Handel, one of the greatest composers of the Baroque era. They range from...continue...
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EMI 279152
20th Century Classics: Holst - Brook Green Suite
20th Century Classics: Holst - Brook Green Suite

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2010-08-10

Works: Gustav Holst: A Somerset Rhapsody, Op. 21 no 2/H 87; Brook Green Suite, for strings, H. 190; The Perfect Fool, Op. 39; The Planets, Op. 32/H 125; Suite no 2 in F; St. Paul's Suite for Strings, Op. 29...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Partridge, Ian [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: del Mar, Norman; Previn, Andre; Boult, Adrian; Banks, Eric; Sargent, Malcolm; Groves, Charles, Sir; Holst, Imogen
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EMI 278982
50 Best Baroque
50 Best Baroque

3 CD / EMI Classics / 2010-06-29

Works: George Frederick Handel: Coronation Anthem; Solomon; Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Water Music; Jeremiah Clarke: Prince of Denmark's March; John Dowland: Lachrimae antiquae, for 5 viols/violins & lute (...
Performers: Argenta, Nancy; Asperen, Bob van; Banchini, Chiara; Beckett, Rachel; Boothby, Richard [Viola da Gamba]; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Bussi, Marcello; Cole, Maggie; d'Auvergne, Orchestre; Danby...
Conductors: Cleobury, Stephen; Hickox, Richard; ; Parrott, Andrew; Haïm, Emmanuelle; Leonhardt, Gustav; Norrington, Roger; Stamp, Richard; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; Auriacombe, Louis; Christophers, Harry; Sav...
Ensemble: ; Capella Agostino Steffani; Circa 1500; Europa Galante; Fretwork; Il Seminario Musicale; Melante Amsterdam; Orlando Gibbons Viol Ensemble; Sonnerie; Taverner Players
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EMI 575032
Schumann 200th Anniversary: Lieder
Schumann 200th Anniversary: Lieder

6 CD / EMI Classics / 2010-06-29

Works: Robert Schumann: Liederkreis, Op. 39; Dichterliebe, Op. 48; Liederkreis, 9 songs for voice & piano, Op. 24; Gedichte (12), Op. 35; Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42; Die Kartenlegerin ("Schlief die Mutte...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Banse, Juliane; Bar, Olaf; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Deutsch, Helmut; Fassbaender, Brigitte [Mezzo-Soprano Vocals]; Forsberg, Bengt; Hampson, Tho...
Conductors: Klee, Bernhard

Schumann:

Liederkreis, Op. 39. Olaf Bar

Dichterliebe, Op. 48. Olaf Bar

Liederkreis, Op. 24. Olaf Bar

12 Gedichte, Op. 35. Olaf Bar

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EMI 090222C
Mahler: The Complete Works - 150th Anniversary Box
Mahler: The Complete Works - 150th Anniversary Box

16 CD / EMI Classics / 2010-06-29

Works: Gustav Mahler: Das klagende Lied, cantata for soloists, chorus & orchestra; Quartet for Piano and Strings in A minor; Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen; Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan"; Symphony no 2 ...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bostridge, Ian; Connell, Elizabeth; Coote, Alice; Dose, Helena; Drake, Julius [Piano]; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Hampson, Thomas [Baritone ...
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir; ; Furtwängler, Wilhelm; Giulini, Carlo Maria; Klemperer, Otto; Järvi, Paavo; Horenstein, Jascha; Tennstedt, Klaus; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Walter, Bruno; Barbirol...
Ensemble: ; Domus Ensemble (Piano Quartet); Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Gustav Mahler, born on 7th July 1860, was not only a great composer but a fine conductor who influenced his successors in both fields; indeed...continue...
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HBDirect Recommended Recording EMI 089852
Britten: Peter Grimes / Haitink, Thomas Allen [Includes CD-ROM]
Britten: Peter Grimes / Haitink, Thomas Allen [Includes CD-ROM]

3 CD / EMI Classics / 2010-04-20

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes; Unspecified: Untitled CD-ROM Track; [Peter Grimes] Synopsis and Libretto [CD-ROM track]
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Bovino, Maria; Dean, Stafford; Jenkins, Neil; Kale, Stuart [Tenor Vocal]; Keenlyside, Simon; Rayne, Patricia; Rolfe Johnson, Anthony [Tenor Vocal]; Walker, Sarah; Webster, Gillian; Wil...
Conductors: Haitink, Bernard

BBC Music Magazine
A wonderfully sung Peter Grimes, with superb orchestral support
...continue...
Personnel: David Greenwood (sound effects).

Recording information: Watford Town Hall (06/22/1992-06/28/1992)....continue...
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HBDirect Recommended Recording EMI 569432C
British Music / Sir Simon Rattle
British Music / Sir Simon Rattle

11 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-10-20

Works: Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations; Grania and Diarmid, Op. 42; Falstaff, symphonic study for orchestra in C minor, Op. 68; Concerto for Violin in B minor, Op. 61; The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38; Pomp a...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bream, Julian [Guitar]; Elms, Roderick; Hampson, Thomas [Baritone Vocal]; Harrell, Lynn [Cello]; Heinen, Ulrich; Kennedy, Nigel [Violin]; Mitc...
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir; Halsey, Simon;
Ensemble: Berliner Philharmoniker; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Members of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchest

This new 11CD box set in the Simon Rattle Edition contains many favorites from the English repertory including Elgar's Engma Variations and Violin Concerto, Walton's...continue...
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EMI 975882B
Bext Adagio Voices 100
Bext Adagio Voices 100

6 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-10-06

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Songs (14), Op. 34; Ave Maria; Samuel Barber: Agnus Dei; Gabriel Fauré: Pavane, Op. 50; Requiem, Op. 48; Ave Verum, Op. 65; Après un rêve, Op. 7 no 1; Cantique de J...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Augér, Arleen [Soprano]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Boufil, Paul; Bouillat, Jean-Louis; Butt, John [Organ, Conductor]; Caballé, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]...
Conductors: Schoenwandt, Michael; Hill, David; Barenboim, Daniel; Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Haitink, Bernard; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Giulini, Carlo Maria; Ferro, Gabriele; Paavo, Järvi; Guadagno, Anton; Lo...
Ensemble: ; Capella Bavariae; Cellos ensemble of the Orchestre de Paris; Consort of Musicke; Ensemble instrumental de Genève ; Ensemble Instrumental de Lausanne; La Orfanelle della Pieta; Le Concert d'As...

This 6-CD set covers many of the most popular melodic works composed for the human voice and is programmed for a relaxed listening experience. This...continue...
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EMI 642922B
Best Tenor Voices 100
Best Tenor Voices 100

6 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-10-06

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; MEDLEY; Semele; As When the Dove Laments Her Love (Handel); Giulio Cesare; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Idomeneo; Die Entführung aus dem Serail (T...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Alagna, Roberto; Aler, John [Tenor Vocal]; Alva, Luigi [Tenor Vocals]; Bergonzi, Carlo; Björling, Jussi [Tenor Vocal]; Blake, Rockwell; Bostridge, Ian; Carreras, José ...
Conductors: Davis, Andrew; Müller-Kray, Hans; Bicket, Harry; Kohn, Eugene; Beecham, Thomas; Klobucar, Berislav; Giulini, Carlo Maria; Böhm, Karl; Muti, Roccardo; Ferraris, Franco; Rudel, Julius; Schipp...

The iconic three tenors - Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, and Jose Carreras - highlight the caliber of vocalists in this collection. The stars of today...continue...
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EMI 067012
Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock / Ian Partridge
Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock / Ian Partridge

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-10-06

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Hymns (4) for Tenor, Viola and Strings; Merciless beauty; The Water Mill; The New Ghost; Blake Songs (10) for Voice and Oboe; On Wenlock Edge, song cycle for tenor, piano & st...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bean, Hugh; Brannigan, Owen; Butt, David; Craxton, Janet; Croxford, Eileen; Davis, Anthony [Piano/Composer]; Hammersley, Robert; Harvey, Frederick; Ledger, P...
Conductors: ; Dilkes, Neville; Wilcocks, Sir David
Ensemble: ; English Sinfonia; London Music Group

Among his many distinctions over a long career, Ian Partridge contributed to the catalog two recordings of music for tenor and small ensemble to which...continue...
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HBDirect Recommended Recording EMI 689392
Best 100 - Wedding
Best 100 - Wedding

6 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-06-16

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite in D, B.W.V. 1068.; Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208; Cantata no 156, "Ich steh' mit einem Fuss im Grabe" BWV 156; Wachet auf, ru...
Performers: Andre, Maurice [Trumpet]; Andsnes, Leif Ove; Antonsen, Ole Edvard; Atherton, Elizabeth; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Ball, Michael; Balsom, Alison; Bayco, Frederic; Bilgram, Hedwig; Bo, ...
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Parrott, Andrew; Kilbey, Reginald; ; Barbirolli, John; Cleobury, Stephen; Willcocks, David; Montgomery, Kenneth; Karajan, Herbert v.; Munrow, David; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; S...
Ensemble: ; Cambridge Classical Players; Consortium Musicum; Ensemble Berlin; Members of the Vienna String Sextet (Members); Nash Ensemble

The latest in EMI Classics' wildly successful 'Best 100 series', this 6-CDs-for-the-price-of-1 set offers the finest wedding music compilation ever assembled. From the grandest ceremony...continue...
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EMI 642622
Icon - Franco Corelli - Schubert, Verdi, Puccini, Massenet, Rossini, etc
Icon - Franco Corelli - Schubert, Verdi, Puccini, Massenet, Rossini, etc

4 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-04-21

Works: Vincenzo Bellini: I Puritani, opera; Norma, opera; Gaetano Donizetti: La Favorita; Giuseppe Verdi: Il Trovatore; Luisa Miller; La forza del destino; Macbeth; Rigoletto; Ernani; Un ballo in maschera; ...
Performers: Amara, Lucine; Bumbry, Grace; Corelli, Franco; de Palma, Piero [Tenor Vocal]; Freni, Mirella [Soprano Vocals]; Giaiotti, Bonaldo; Gobbi, Tito; Lazzarini, Adriana; Mazzini, Guido; Mercuriali, Angelo; ...
Conductors: Ferraris, Franco; Serafin, Tullio; Schippers, Thomas; Pedrazzoli, Eduardo; Mehta, Zubin; Santini, Gabriele; Matacic, Lovro von; Molinari-Pradelli, France; Lombard, Alain; Mingardo, Raffaele

With his powerful voice, charismatic stage presence, and film-star good looks, tenor Franco Corelli was one of the 20th century's outstanding operatic superstars. These 4...continue...
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EMI 648872B
Gemini - Handel: Water and Fireworks Music, Coronation Anthems / Willcocks, Mackerras, Ledger, et al
Gemini - Handel: Water and Fireworks Music, Coronation Anthems / Willcocks, Mackerras, Ledger, et al

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-03-24

Works: George Frederick Handel: Handel - Bourée; The Water Music; Water Music Suite no 2 in D major, HWV 349; Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348; The King Shall Rejoice, coronation anthem no ...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Lane, Martin; Shirley-Quirk, John; Tear, Robert; Zylis-Gara, Teresa
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Willcocks, David
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Orchestra; Prague Chamber Orchestra
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EMI 643382A
20th Century Classics - Ravel: Boléro, Piano Concerto in G, etc / Michelangeli, Baker, Gavrilov, etc
20th Century Classics - Ravel: Boléro, Piano Concerto in G, etc / Michelangeli, Baker, Gavrilov, etc

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-03-10

Works: Maurice Ravel: Boléro; Concerto for Piano in G major; Pavane pour une infante défunte; Daphnis et Chloé Suite no 2; Alborada del Gracioso, for orchestra; Ma mère l'oye; In...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Gavrilov, Andrei; Michelangeli, Arturo Benedetti
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert v.; Gracis, Ettore; Martinon, Jean; Munch, Charles; Plasson, Michel; ; Barbirolli, John
Ensemble: ; Melos Ensemble of London
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EMI 376712C
The Record of Singing Vol 5 - From the LP to the Digital Era
The Record of Singing Vol 5 - From the LP to the Digital Era

10 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-03-10

Works: Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman; Tannhäuser; Lohengrin; Die Walküre; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Tristan und Isolde; Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Die tote Stadt (The Dead City); Ar...
Performers: Alagna, Roberto; Aler, John [Tenor Vocal]; Allen, Thomas; Alva, Luigi [Tenor Vocals]; Ameling, Elly [Soprano Vocal]; Anderson, June [Soprano Vocal]; Andre, Maurice [Trumpet]; Angelici, Martha; Argent...
Conductors: Ludwig, Leopold; Konwitschny, Franz; Dobroven, Issay; Weigert, Herman; Pr?tre, Georges; Prêtre, Georges; Cluytens, André; Furtwängler, Wilhelm; Karajan, Herbert v.; Kempe, Rudolf; S...
Ensemble: ; Collegium Vocale (Ghent); Consort of Musicke; Ensemble Artaserse; Ensemble Orchestral de Paris; Fretwork; Hespèrion XX; Hesp?rion XX; Il Complesso Barocco; Il Seminario Musicale; La Grande &...

EMI Classics is proud to present two 10-CD boxed sets of 'The Record of Singing'. Together this collection offers a breath-taking overview of the past...continue...
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EMI 289492
20th Century Classics - Respighi: Roman Trilogy, Gli Uccelli, etc / Mariner, Muti, Pappano, Rice, Baker, et al
20th Century Classics - Respighi: Roman Trilogy, Gli Uccelli, etc / Mariner, Muti, Pappano, Rice, Baker, et al

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-02-24

Works: Ottorino Respighi: Il tramonto; Pines of Rome; Fountains of Rome; Feste romane; Gli uccelli "The Birds"; Trittico botticelliano (Three Botticelli Pictures) for orchestra, P. 151; La Sensitiva, for me...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Rice, Christine
Conductors: Pappano, Antonio; Muti, Riccardo; Marriner, Sir Neville; Hickox, Richard
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EMI 376762
Best Encores 100
Best Encores 100

6 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-02-24

Works: Antonio Bazzini: La ronde des lutins, Op. 25; Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata for Violin solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1005; Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147; Orchestral Suite no 2...
Performers: Adni, Daniel [Piano]; Ainsley, John Mark; Alagna, Roberto; Alexeev, Dmitri; Alpher, David; Anderson, June [Soprano Vocal]; Andre, Maurice [Trumpet]; Andsnes, Leif Ove; Antonsen, Ole Edvard; Argerich,...
Conductors: ; Paavo, Järvi; Litton, Andrew; Warren-Green, Christopher; Kempe, Rudolf; Friisholm, Lavard; Sawallisch, Wolfgang; Beecham, Thomas; Jansons, Mariss; Karajan, Herbert v.; Tennstedt, Klaus; Previn...
Ensemble: ; Nash Ensemble; Virtuosi
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EMI 647522B
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, etc / Simon Rattle, Susan Graham, Berlin PO, et al
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, etc / Simon Rattle, Susan Graham, Berlin PO, et al

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-01-13

Works: Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14; La Mort de Cléopâtre, for soprano & orchestra, H.36
Performers: Graham, Susan
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Having championed Russian and German repertoire in three 2008 releases to-date, this ever versatile and inventive orchestra under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle now...continue...
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EMI 162240
Benjamin Britten - The Collector's Edition
Benjamin Britten - The Collector's Edition

37 CD / EMI 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; Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Bailey, Norman [Bass Baritone]...
Conductors: Pesek, Libor; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Järvi, Paavo; Berglund, Paavo; Brown, Iona; Yuasa, Takuo; Hickox, Richard; Marriner, Sir Neville; Harding, Daniel; Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Bedford, Steuart; Knu...
Ensemble: ; Endymion Ensemble

Benjamin Britten was without question one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. This 37-CD set features all of his most beloved works, giving...continue...
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EMI 175262C
Puccini: Il Trittico / Bellezza, Serafin, Santini, Gobbi, Los Angeles, Rome Opera House Orchestra, et al
Puccini: Il Trittico / Bellezza, Serafin, Santini, Gobbi, Los Angeles, Rome Opera House Orchestra, et al

3 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-11-11

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Il tabarro (The Cloak), opera; Suor Angelica; Gianni Schicchi, opera
Performers: Barbieri, Fedora; Bertona, Silvia [Soprano Vocal]; Canali, Anna Maria; Caroli, Paolo; Chissari, Santa; Clabassi, Plinio [Bass Vocal]; Cornoldi, Claudio; de los Angeles, Victoria; de Palma, Piero [Ten...
Conductors: Bellezza, Vincenzo; Serafin, Tullio; Santini, Gabriele
Ensemble: Rome Opera House Orchestra

These three recordings of Puccini's operatic trio are tied together by the casting of Tito Gobbi in the baritone roles in the first and third...continue...
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EMI 129492B
Gemini - Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette, Les nuits d'été / Barbirolli, Norman, Aler, Estes, Baker
Gemini - Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette, Les nuits d'été / Barbirolli, Norman, Aler, Estes, Baker

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-11-11

Works: Hector Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17; Les nuits d'été, Op. 7, song cycle
Performers: Aler, John [Tenor Vocal]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Estes, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Norman, Jessye [Soprano vocals]
Conductors: Muti, Riccardo; Barbirolli, John
Ensemble: ; Philadelphia Orchestra

BBC Music Magazine
A fine if not ideally cast account of Berlioz's Roméo et Juliette, with plenty of orchestral colour, if occasionally lacking clarity. Janet Baker's...continue...
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HBDirect Recommended Recording EMI 176402B
Gemini - Sibelius: Kullervo, Tapiola, Finlandia, Karelia, etc / Berglund, Bournemouth SO
Gemini - Sibelius: Kullervo, Tapiola, Finlandia, Karelia, etc / Berglund, Bournemouth SO

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-11-11

Works: Jean Sibelius: Kullervo, Op. 7; Oceanides, Op. 73; Karelia Suite, Op. 11; Scènes historiques no 1, Op. 25; Tapiola, Op. 112; Finlandia, Op. 26; Serenades (2) for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 69
Performers: Haendel, Ida; Kostia, Raili; Viitanen, Usko
Conductors: Berglund, Paavo
Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Helsinki University Chorus
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EMI 176742C
Icon - Dame Janet Baker - The Beloved Mezzo Sings Mahler, Elgar, Berlioz, Chausson, etc
Icon - Dame Janet Baker - The Beloved Mezzo Sings Mahler, Elgar, Berlioz, Chausson, etc

5 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-09-02

Works: Johannes Brahms: Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53; Richard Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder; Richard Strauss: Lieder (5), Op. 32; Lieder (4), Op. 36; Lieder (4), Op. 27; Lieder (3), Op. 43; Edward Elgar: Sea Pictures,...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Gauntlett, Ambrose; Isepp, Martin; Moore, Gerald [Piano]; Parsons, Geoffrey; Spencer, Robert [Lute]; Whittaker, Douglas
Conductors: Boult, Adrian; Barbirolli, John; Previn, Andre; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Leppard, Raymond; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; Marriner, Sir Neville
Ensemble: ; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Bath Festival Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra

A new release in the recently-launched EMI Classics ICON Series, this 5-CD set is dedicated to Dame Janet Baker, long praised as one of the...continue...
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EMI 080872
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 / EMI 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, Sir; Sargent, Malcolm; Barbirolli, John; Hickox, Richard; O'Brien, Brendan; Davies, Meredith; Willcocks, David; Ro...
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...

This 30-CD budget boxed set contains all of the hits, as well as other gems such as 'A Sea Symphony', 'Fantasia on Christmas Carols', 'On...continue...
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The Essential Vaughan Williams / Willcocks, Boult, Bean, Barbirolli, et al
The Essential Vaughan Williams / Willcocks, Boult, Bean, Barbirolli, et al

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-06-24

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: The lark ascending; Linden Lea; Fantasia on Greensleeves; House of life; English Folk Song Suite; The Vagabond ("Give to me the life I love"), song for voice & piano (or orche...
Performers: Angas, Richard; Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Asch, David van; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bayl, Benjamin; Bean, Hugh; Bostridge, Ian; Bowen, Kenneth; Burrowes, Norma; Case, John C...
Conductors: Boult, Adrian; Barbirolli, John; ; Marriner, Sir Neville; Willcocks, David; Bishop, Christopher; Neary, Martin; Moore, Philip; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Cleobury, Stephen
Ensemble: ; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; King's College Choir, Cambridge; London Music Group; London Symphony Orchestra; The Wallace Collection; Winchester Cathedral Choir; York Minster Choir

This essential collection presents 30 Vaughan Williams favorites on 2 CDs. It includes such classic recordings as 'The Lark Ascending' with Hugh Bean, the 'Tallis...continue...
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EMI 079922
Verdi: La Traviata / Muti, Scotto, Kraus, Bruson
Verdi: La Traviata / Muti, Scotto, Kraus, Bruson

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-03-11

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata
Performers: Bruson, Renato; Buchan, Cynthia; Cosotti, Max Rene; Kennedy, Roderick [Bass Vocals]; Keyte, Christopher; Kraus, Alfredo [Tenor Vocals]; Mariategui, Suso; Newman, Henry; Scotto, Renata [Soprano Vocals...
Conductors: Muti, Riccardo
Ensemble: Band of the Royal Marines (Royal Marines School of
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