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50 Best Verdi: CD One: Tenors & Baritones; CD Two: Soparnos & Mezzos; CD Three: Choruses
50 Best Verdi: CD One: Tenors & Baritones; CD Two: Soparnos & Mezzos; CD Three: Choruses

3 CD / EMI Classics / 2013-02-26

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Aida, opera; La traviata; Un ballo in maschera; Rigoletto; Luisa Miller; Macbeth; Il trovatore; I lombardi alla prima crociata; Don Carlos; Requiem; La forza del destino; Otello; Fals...
Performers: Alagna, Roberto; Arroyo, Martina; Bella, Benito di; Bergonzi, Carlo; Bonisolli, Franco; Bruson, Renato; Caballé, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Carreras, Jos&eacu...
Conductors: Muti, Riccardo; Viotti, Marcello; Patanè, Giuseppe; Rudel, Julius; Erede, Alberto; Karajan, Herbert v.; Pappano, Antonio; Gardelli, Lamberto; Barker, John; Pidò, Evelino; Serafin, Tullio; M...

This 3-CD set contains 100 tracks from the most familiar and best-loved works by the iconic Italian operatic composer Giuseppe Verdi, performed by many of...continue...
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EMI 338302
50 Best Sensual Classics
50 Best Sensual Classics

3 CD / EMI Classics / 2013-02-26

Works: James Horner: Titanic; Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act; Sergey Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor; Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Concerto for Piano ...
Performers: Augér, Arleen [Soprano]; Bloch, Nikolaj; Bran, Tim; Bream, Julian [Guitar]; Bumbry, Grace; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Cortez, Viorica; Dalton, Mitchell; Dernesch, Helga [Soprano]; Garcia,...
Conductors: ; Jansons, Mariss; Foster, Lawrence; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Roth, François-Xavier; Goodwin, Ron; Thompson, Bryden; Plasson, Michel; Barry, John; Love, Geoff; Barbirolli, John; Fedotov, Viktor; Boul...
Ensemble: ; Ahn Trio; Berlin Philharmonic Cellists; Virtuosi

This 3-CD set contains 50 tracks of sensual music from the catalogues of EMI Classics and Virgin Classics performed by some of the world's finest...continue...
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EMI 333022
The Very Best of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
The Very Best of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2013-02-05

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio, Op. 72; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro; Don Giovanni; Così fan tutte, K 588; Ridente la calma, K 152 (210a); Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz...
Performers: Fischer, Edwin [Piano]; Gieseking, Walter [Piano]; Grummer, Elisabeth; Jackson, Harold; Moore, Gerald [Piano]; Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth [Soprano vocals]
Conductors: Galliera, Alceo; Pritchard, John; Giulini, Carlo Maria; Böhm, Karl; Susskind, Walter; Schmidt, Heinrich; Karajan, Herbert v.; Matacic, Lovro von; Gellhorn, Peter; Szell, George; Ackermann, Otto

Multi-award winning opera singer Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, praised for the 'pristine beauty of her lyric soprano' voice by The Guardian, was revered in opera houses worldwide...continue...
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EMI 165022
Weber: Mass no 1
Weber: Mass no 1 "Freischutz" and no 2 "Jubel" / Horst Stein, Gerhard Wilhelm

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2013-02-05

Works: Carl Maria von Weber: Missa Sancta for soloists, chorus & orchestra no 1 in E flat major ("Freischützmesse"), J. 224 (Op.; Missa Sancta for soloists, chorus & orchestra no 2 in G major ("Jubelme...
Performers: Equiluz, Kurt [Tenor Vocal]; Laki, Krisztina; Nimsgern, Siegmund; Protschka, Josef; Rootering, Jan-Hendrik; Speiser, Elisabeth
Conductors: Stein, Horst; Wilhelm, Gerhard
Ensemble: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra Chorus; Werner Keltsch Instrumental Ensemble

Carl Maria von Weber's masses were written to commission for the Dresden court. As a pious Catholic, Weber was fond of sacred cult and its...continue...
Recording information: Kulturraum, Bamberg (09/09/1985-09/13/1985); Stadtkirche, Schwaigern (09/09/1985-09/13/1985); Kulturraum, Bamberg (11/02/1969-11/05/1969); Stadtkirche, Schwaigern (11/02/1969-11...continue...
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EMI 235612
The Very Best of Mirella Freni
The Very Best of Mirella Freni

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2013-02-05

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Don Pasquale; Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; Tosca; Madama Butterfly; La rondine; Gianni Schicchi, opera; Suor Angelica; Turandot; Pietro Mascagni: L'amico Fritz; Francesco Cil...
Performers: Corelli, Franco; Freni, Mirella [Soprano Vocals]; Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Malagú, Stefania; Vilma, Michele
Conductors: Muti, Riccardo; Schippers, Thomas; Magiera, Leone; Votto, Antonino; Lombard, Alain; Klemperer, Otto; Ferraris, Franco; Karajan, Herbert v.

Mirella Freni was one of Herbert von Karajan's favorite signers; indeed, he is known to have commented that if he could have any voice in...continue...
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EMI 164942B
Verdi: The Great Operas [35 CDs]
Verdi: The Great Operas [35 CDs]

36 CD / EMI Classics / 2013-01-22

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Nabucco; Ernani; Giovanna d'Arco; Attila; Macbeth; Rigoletto; Il Trovatore; La traviata; I vespri siciliani; Simon Boccanegra; Un ballo in maschera; La forza del destino; Don Carlos; ...
Performers: Bottion, Aldo; D'Arcangelo, Ildebrando; Ercolani, Renato; Glossop, Peter; Gobbi, Tito; Machi, Mario; Senechal, Michel [Tenor Vocals]; Spataro, Tomaso; Zaccaria, Nicola [Bass Vocal]
Conductors: Muti, Riccardo; Levine, James; Serafin, Tullio; Pappano, Antonio; Santini, Gabriele; Giulini, Carlo Maria; Mehta, Zubin; Karajan, Herbert v.

2013 will herald the start Giuseppe Verdi's bicentennial year. To kick off the Verdi year, EMI Classics presents the ultimate Verdi box set that celebrates...continue...
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EMI 167452
Essential Opera Divas - Over 2 hours of glorious operatic performances
Essential Opera Divas - Over 2 hours of glorious operatic performances

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2013-01-22

Works: George Frederick Handel: Alcina; Antonio Vivaldi: Bajazet; Christoph Willibald Gluck: Iphigénie en Aulide; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro; Don Giovanni; Die Zauberflöte (The Ma...
Performers: Anderson, June [Soprano Vocal]; Arroyo, Martina; Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Behrens, Hildegard; Caballe, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Ciofi, Patrizia; Crespin, Regine; d...
Conductors: Hickox, Richard; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; Rousset, Christophe; Muti, Riccardo; Giulini, Carlo Maria; Haitink, Bernard; Sawallisch, Wolfgang; Langrée, Louis; Karajan, Herbert v.; Tennstedt, Klaus;...

These two CDs present a veritable galaxy of opera divas - sopranos who have won countless hearts and thrilled millions of opera lovers with their...continue...
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EMI 234522
Essential Verdi - Over 2 hours of dramatic arias and choruses
Essential Verdi - Over 2 hours of dramatic arias and choruses

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2013-01-22

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: La Traviata; Rigoletto; Il Trovatore; Ernani; Macbeth; Nabucco; Un ballo in maschera; La forza del destino; Aida, opera; Requiem Mass; Otello; Don Carlo
Performers: Baltsa, Agnes; Bella, Benito di; Cappuccilli, Piero; Carreras, Jose [Violin]; Corelli, Franco; Crespin, Regine; D'Amico, Fiamma Izzo; de los Angeles, Victoria; Dessi, Daniella; Dimitrova, Ghena; Erwe...
Conductors: Ceccato, Aldo; Davis, Colin; Serafin, Tullio; Molinari-Pradelli, France; Rudel, Julius; Muti, Riccardo; Schippers, Thomas; Zedda, Alberto; Gardelli, Lamberto; Patanè, Giuseppe; Prêtre, Geor...

The operas of Verdi today form the mainstay of the repertoire of opera all over the world. Some of his music has become absorbed into...continue...
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EMI 234602C
Schubert: German Mass, D 872; Mass D 167 / Popp, Dallapozza, Fischer-Dieskau. Sawallisch
Schubert: German Mass, D 872; Mass D 167 / Popp, Dallapozza, Fischer-Dieskau. Sawallisch

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2013-01-08

Works: Franz Schubert: Deutsche Messe, D 872; Deutsches Salve Regina ("Sei, Mutter"), for chorus & organ, D. 379; Psalm 23, D 706/Op. 132; Psalm 92, D 953; Hymne ("Komm, heil'ger Geist"), quartet for male v...
Performers: Dallapozza, Adolf; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Hautermann, Karin; Popp, Lucia [Soprano Vocals]; Ruggeberg, Erika; Sawallisch, Wolfgang [Conductor/Piano]; Schloter, Elmar
Conductors: Sawallisch, Wolfgang
Ensemble: ; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Without exception, the second edition in the RED LINE series feature absolute classics from the EMI catalog. These fantastic pieces range from Chopin to Beethoven...continue...
Recording information: Herkulessaal, München (1981-1983)....continue...
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EMI 322832
Classical 2013 / DiDonato, Rattle, Frag, Jaroussky, Lim, Balsom, Pahud, Villazon
Classical 2013 / DiDonato, Rattle, Frag, Jaroussky, Lim, Balsom, Pahud, Villazon

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-11-19

Works: Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"; Sonata for Violin no 8 in G major, Op. 30/3; Fide...
Performers: Anderson, Ronald Kinloch; Argerich, Martha [Piano]; Baborak, Radek; Balsom, Alison; Bostridge, Ian; Brunello, Mario; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Capucon, Gautier; Capucon, Renaud; Coates, Sam; Da...
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir; Armiliato, Marco; Summers, Patrick; Jensen, Eivind Gullberg; Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Pinnock, Trevor; Wilson, John; Jenkins, Karl [Composer]; Petrenko, Vasily; Aadland, Eivind; ...
Ensemble: ; Ensemble Matheus; Les Violons du Roy; tenThing (Brass Ensemble); The English Concert

With 45 tracks, and over 2.5 hours of classical favorites, Classical 2013 is a double album featuring the best and most popular names in classical...continue...
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EMI 799142
Libera - Song of Life: A Collection
Libera - Song of Life: A Collection

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-11-06

Works: Robert Prizeman: Salva me, for chorus; Sanctus (based on Pachelbel's Canon); Ave verum; Voca Me; Ave Virgo, for boys' chorus, keyboards & ensemble (after Mozart's Clarinet Concerto); I am the day, fo...
Performers: Chadney, Anthony; Crawley, Ben; Cully, Tom; Day, Edward; Fontannaz, Daniel; Horncastle, Michael; Leadbeater, Stefan; Madine, Joshua; Moriarty, Samuel; Platt, Joseph; Robson, Christopher [Counter Teno...

Celebrate this holiday season with Song of Life, a collection of sacred and spiritual music from chart-topping choral group Libera. Featuring the group's distinctive sound...continue...
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EMI 799102B
That's Entertainment: A Celebration Of The MGM Film Muisical [Deluxe Edition]
That's Entertainment: A Celebration Of The MGM Film Muisical [Deluxe Edition]

2 DVD Video / EMI Classics / 2012-09-25

Works: Johnny Green: MGM Jubilee Overture; Ralph Blane: The Trolley Song (for the film Meet Me in St. Louis); Irving Berlin: Steppin' Out with My Baby, song (from "Easter Parade"); Frederick Loewe: The Heat...
Performers: Criswell, Kim; Ford, Matthew; MacFarlane, Seth; Stigers, Curtis; Vocal], Sarah Fox [Soprano
Conductors: Wilson, John

World renowned conductor and arranger John Wilson leads an all-star cast of singers and his Grammy ® Award-nominated orchestra, comprised of some of the UK's...continue...
That's Entertainment!, a 2011 release by John Wilson and The John Wilson Orchestra, is a spirited collection of the songs and instrumentals popularized in such beloved MGM film musicals as Singin' in ...continue...

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EMI 288432
That's Entertainment: A Celebration of the MGM Film Musicals [Deluxe Edition]
That's Entertainment: A Celebration of the MGM Film Musicals [Deluxe Edition]

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-09-25

Works: Johnny Green: MGM Jubilee Overture; Ralph Blane: The Trolley Song (for the film Meet Me in St. Louis); Irving Berlin: Steppin' Out with My Baby, song (from "Easter Parade"); Frederick Loewe: The Heat...
Performers: Criswell, Kim; Ford, Matthew; MacFarlane, Seth; Stigers, Curtis; Vocal], Sarah Fox [Soprano
Conductors: Wilson, John

World renowned conductor and arranger John Wilson leads an all-star cast of singers and his Grammy ® Award-nominated orchestra, comprised of some of the UK's...continue...
Recording information: Abbey Road Studio No. 2, London, England (04/2011); MIx One Studios, Boston, MA (04/2011); Abbey Road Studio No. 2, London, England (05/2011); MIx One Studios, Boston, MA (05/20...continue...
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EMI 155442B
Fifty Shades of Grey: The Classical Album / Alexandre Tharaud, Barbara Hendricks, Samson Francois Alexis Weissenberg, et al.
Fifty Shades of Grey: The Classical Album / Alexandre Tharaud, Barbara Hendricks, Samson Francois Alexis Weissenberg, et al.

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-09-18

Works: Léo Delibes: Lakmé; Johann Sebastian Bach: Keyboard Concerto in D minor, BWV 974; Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147; Heitor Villa-Lobos...
Performers: Augér, Arleen [Soprano]; Barley, Peter; Francois, Samson; Garcia, José Luis; Hendricks, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Lympany, Moura; Mesple, Mady; Millet, Danielle; Ousset, Cécile; T...
Conductors: Lombard, Alain; Labadie, Bernard; Bátiz, Enrique; Muti, Riccardo; Marriner, Sir Neville; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Boult, Adrian; Tortelier, Yan Pascal; Cleobury, Stephen
Ensemble: ; Cellos of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Cellos; Les Violons du Roy

EMI Classics is proud to present Fifty Shades of Grey - The Classical Album, an exciting new release featuring 15 pieces of classical music personally...continue...
When E.L. James was writing her Twilight-slash-fic-turned-BSDM potboiler Fifty Shades of Grey, she apparently fueled her writing sessions by listening to tons of classical music. Once the book turned ...continue...
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HBDirect Recommended Recording EMI 784662
The Best Relaxing Classical Ever!
The Best Relaxing Classical Ever!

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-09-18

Works: Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Camille Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the animals; Frédéric Chopin: Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109; Jules Massenet: Meditation (from...
Performers: Chang, Han-Na; Collard, Jean-Phillipe; Kalafusz, Hans; Kovacevich, Stephen [Piano]; Lympany, Moura; Mesple, Mady; Meyer, Sabine [Clarinet]; Millet, Danielle; Ogdon, John [Piano]; Rigutto, Bruno
Conductors: Ozawa, Seiji; Slatkin, Leonard; Marriner, Sir Neville; Lombard, Alain; Boult, Adrian; Willcocks, David; Muti, Riccardo;
Ensemble: ; Wiener Streichsextett
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EMI 041042
The Very Best of Daniel Barenboim from the EMI Catalog [2 CDs]
The Very Best of Daniel Barenboim from the EMI Catalog [2 CDs]

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-07-17

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488; Trio for Piano and Strings no 5 in G major, K 564; Variations (10) for Piano in G major on Gluck's "Unser dummer Pöbel meint"...
Performers: Alva, Luigi [Tenor Vocals]; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Bonig, Andrea; Donath, Helen [Soprano Vocal]; Evans, Geraint [Baritone]; Finnila, Birgit; Garrard, Don; Harper, Heather; Hohn, Carola...
Conductors: Barenboim, Daniel; Boulez, Pierre; Barbirolli, John

Daniel Barenboim was born in Buenos Aires in 1942 and received his first piano lessons at age five from his mother. Later, he studied under...continue...
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EMI 217202
Essential Gilbert & Sullivan - Over 2 hours of witty and delightful operaetta
Essential Gilbert & Sullivan - Over 2 hours of witty and delightful operaetta

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-06-05

Works: Arthur Sullivan: The Mikado; Trial by Jury; H.M.S. Pinafore; The Pirates of Penzance; Patience; Iolanthe; Ruddigore; The Gondoliers; The Yeomen of the Guard
Performers: Baker, George [Baritone Vocal]; Bowden, Pamela; Brannigan, Owen; Cameron, John; Cantelo, April; Evans, Geraint [Baritone]; Graham, Edna; Harper, Heather; Lewis, Richard [Tenor Vocals]; Milligan, Jame...
Conductors: Sargent, Malcolm
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EMI 278612B
50 Best Songs from the Musicals [3 CDs]
50 Best Songs from the Musicals [3 CDs]

3 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-05-22

Works: Claude-Michel Schönberg: I Dreamed a Dream, song (for the musical Les Misérables); Bring Him Home, song (for the musical Les Misérables); Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Music of the Night, s...
Performers: Anderson, Moira; Barstow, Josephine; Bayless, Jean; Berry, Craig; Burns, Debralee [Vocals]; Burns, Karla; Chapman, Shirley; Cogan, Alma; Criswell, Kim; Dann, Roger; Deleon, Jack; Dent, Rebecca; Garre...
Conductors: Ellis, Philip; Gemignani, Paul; Lee, Simon; Lowe, Robert; Tunick, Jonathan; Love, Geoff; Davies, Gareth; McGlinn, John; Osborne, Tony; Matz, Peter; Fonteyn, Sam; Alwyn, Kenneth; Ainsworth, Alyn; Ratt...
Ensemble: ; Abbey Road Ensemble
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EMI 273752
Time Traveller: La Belle Epoque
Time Traveller: La Belle Epoque

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-04-10

Works: Jacques Offenbach: Gaité Parisienne; La Périchole; Johann Strauss II: An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314; Prinz Methusalem; Emile Waldteufel: Les Patineurs Valse ("Skater's Waltz"),...
Performers: Ameling, Elly [Soprano Vocal]; Baldwin, Dalton; Ciccolini, Aldo [Piano]; Cziffra, Gyorgy [Piano]; de los Angeles, Victoria; Gigli, Beniamino [Tenor vocals]; Mutter, Anne-Sophie [Violin]; Pennario, Le...
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert v.; Boskovsky, Willi; Rosenthal, Manuel; Gardner, Edward; Goehr, Walter; Boult, Adrian; Frühbeck de Burgos, Rafae

As the 19th century faded and the 20th century began; something special was in the air: the scent of decadence mingled with the thrill of...continue...
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EMI 790142B
Time Traveller: The Italian Renaissance - Palestrina, Gabrieli, Monteverdi et al.
Time Traveller: The Italian Renaissance - Palestrina, Gabrieli, Monteverdi et al.

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-04-10

Works: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli; Magnificat, Tone 7 (unspecified of 4 settings); Andrea Gabrieli: Gloria a 16; Giovanni Gabrieli: Omnes gentes plaudite manibus; Dulcis Jesu pat...
Performers: Beasley-Murray, Timothy; Bonner, Tessa; Covey-Crump, Rogers; Daniels, Charles; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Harvey, Peter Harvey; Kirkby, Emma; Pott, Charles; Robertson, Nicholas; Thomas, D...
Conductors: Willcocks, David; Brown, Timothy; McCreesh, Paul; Parrott, Andrew; Cleobury, Stephen
Ensemble: ; Gabrieli Consort & Players; Taverner Players

An exuberant period of rebirth, emerging from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance brought an artistic flowering exemplified in the glories of Italy: painting, sculpture, architecture,...continue...
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EMI 790172B
Time Traveller: Wartime Britain
Time Traveller: Wartime Britain

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-04-10

Works: William Walton: Prelude and Fugue "Spitfire"; Henry V; Cecil Armstrong Gibbs: Dusk, for voice & piano; Richard Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto; Walter Kent: The White Cliffs of Dover; Kenneth J. Alford: C...
Performers: Adni, Daniel [Piano]; Bowlly, Al; Coward, Noel; Hess, Myra; Lynn, Vera
Conductors: Walton, William; Dunn, Vivian; Alwyn, Kenneth; Osborne, Tony; Marriner, Sir Neville; Groves, Charles, Sir; Gibbons, Carroll; Barbirolli, John; Wallace, J.L.; Noble, Ray; Kilbey, Reginald

Britain's Finest Hour - and six years of cataclysm, stoicism and heroism - are recalled by this richly varied collection of music associated with the...continue...
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EMI 790122B
La Pellegrina - Intermezzi & Concertos by Malvezzi, Marenzio, Bardl, Perl et al. / Linde Consort
La Pellegrina - Intermezzi & Concertos by Malvezzi, Marenzio, Bardl, Perl et al. / Linde Consort

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-04-10

Works: Antonio Archilei: Dalle piú alte sfere (Aria d'Armonia), for voice & strings; Cristofano Malvezzi: Noi che cantando, à 8; Sinfonia à 6 no 1 from La Pellegrina (Primo Intermedio; Dolcis...
Performers: Algesten, Rune; Bartler, Annika; Bengtsson, Sven-Anders; Berg, Richard; Bergman, Brigitta; Braennstrom, Ingemar; Collden, Anders; Dahlin, Michael; Hagelin, Monika; Haking, Ingrid; Halldin, Kaysa; Joh...
Conductors: Linde, Hans-Martin
Ensemble: Linde Consort

Recording information: Martinskirche, Basel (06/28/1973-07/04/1973)....continue...
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EMI 020952
Opera 2012 / Gheorghiu, Villazon, Damrau, Alagna, Dessay, Grigolo, DiDonato, Daniels
Opera 2012 / Gheorghiu, Villazon, Damrau, Alagna, Dessay, Grigolo, DiDonato, Daniels

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-04-03

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Guillaume Tell; Il barbiere di Siviglia; La Cenerentola; Vincenzo Bellini: I Capuleti e Montecchi, opera; Gaetano Donizetti: L' elisir d'amore, opera; La Fille du Régiment; Gi...
Performers: Ades, Thomas [Conductor/Composer]; Alagna, Roberto; Allen, Thomas; Cencic, Max Emanuel; Damrau, Diana; Daniels, David; Dessay, Natalie; DiDonato, Joyce; Domingo, Placido; Garanca, Elina; Gens, Veroni...
Conductors: Pappano, Antonio; Ettinger, Dan; Ono, Kazushi; Viotti, Marcello; Pidò, Evelino; Morandi, Pier G.; Coppola, Anton; Armstrong, Richard; Bellincampi, Giordano; Curtis, Alan; Norrington, Roger; Faso...

Following the enormous success of the album OPERA 2011, Virgin Classics releases OPERA 2012. With 40 tracks, and over 2½ hours of operatic arias and...continue...
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EMI 709542
The Very Best of Victoria de Los Angeles
The Very Best of Victoria de Los Angeles

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-03-13

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi, opera; Madama Butterfly; La bohème; Suor Angelica; Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act; Ruggero Leoncavallo: Pagliacci; Alfredo...
Performers: Björling, Jussi [Tenor Vocal]; De Larrocha, Alicia [Piano]; de los Angeles, Victoria; Monte, Carlo del; Moore, Gerald [Piano]; Soriano, Gonzalo
Conductors: Santini, Gabriele; Beecham, Thomas; Serafin, Tullio; Morelli, Giuseppe; Cellini, Renato; Vittorio, Gui; Susskind, Walter; Fistoulari, Anatole; Monteux, Pierre; Cluytens, André; Frühbeck de ...

Much of her charm and ease of communication derived from her Spanish background. The dark-hued good looks married to the warm, Mediterranean tints in her...continue...
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EMI 790022C
The Best of Operetta / Wunderlich, Fassbaender, Gedda, Prey, Rothenberger
The Best of Operetta / Wunderlich, Fassbaender, Gedda, Prey, Rothenberger

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-02-14

Works: Johann Strauss II: Die Fledermaus; Der Zigeunerbaron; Franz Lehár: The Merry Widow; Giuditta; Der Zarewitsch; Das Land des Lächelns; Das Land Des Lächelns; Fred Raymond: Maske In Blau;...
Performers: Böhme, Kurt [Bass Vocal]; Barabas, Sari; Berry, Walter; Brokmeier, Willi; Dallapozza, Adolf; Donch, Karl; Fassbaender, Brigitte [Mezzo-Soprano Vocals]; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]...
Conductors: Boskovsky, Willi; Allers, Franz; Wallberg, Heinz; Moltkau, Hans; Michalski, Carl; Mattes, Willy
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EMI 317172B
Ave Maria: Bach/Gounod, Schubert, Mozart, Pergolesi, Rossini, Verdi
Ave Maria: Bach/Gounod, Schubert, Mozart, Pergolesi, Rossini, Verdi

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-02-14

Works: Charles Gounod: Ave Maria; Johann Pachelbel: Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major; Franz Schubert: Ave Maria; Franz Liszt: Ave Maria 1; Giovanni Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Claudi...
Performers: Connell, John; Frimmer, Monika; Greindl, Josef; Grummer, Elisabeth; Hochreither, Karl; Lorengar, Pilar [Lyric soprano]; Rothenberger, Anneliese; Seiffert, Peter; Szmytka, Elzbieta; Traxel, Josef
Conductors: Schmidt-Gaden, Gerhard; Parrott, Andrew; Rovátkay, Lajos; Max, Hermann; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Savall, Jordi; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Neumann, Peter; Forster, Karl; Kraus, Richard; Kout, Jirí
Ensemble: ; Capella Agostino Steffani; Collegium Cartusianum; Das kleine Konzert; Hespèrion XX ; Taverner Players
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EMI 317182B
Arabian Nights: Rimsky Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Glasunov & Delibes
Arabian Nights: Rimsky Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Glasunov & Delibes

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-02-14

Works: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade; The Golden Cockerel, suite; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, suite; Alexander Glazunov: Raymonda, ballet; Léo Delibes: Lakmé, opera in three...
Performers: Carol, Norman; Mesple, Mady; Millet, Danielle
Conductors: Muti, Riccardo; Lanchbery, John; Matacic, Lovro von; Kurtz, Efrem; Lombard, Alain
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EMI 317532
Can-Can: The Best of Offenbach / Rothenberger, Fassbaender, Gedda, Karajan
Can-Can: The Best of Offenbach / Rothenberger, Fassbaender, Gedda, Karajan

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-02-14

Works: Jacques Offenbach: Gaite parisienne (La Vie Parisienne); Orpheus in der Unterwelt (Orphee aux enfers); Hoffmanns Erzählungen (Les Contes D'Hoffmann); Die Schöne Helena (La Belle Hél...
Performers: Bakker, Marco; Dallapozza, Adolf; Fassbaender, Brigitte [Mezzo-Soprano Vocals]; Finke, Martin; Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Gramatzki, Ilse; Gruber, Ferry; Hirte, Klaus; Jerusalem, Siegfried; Juten...
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert v.; Mattes, Willy; Wallberg, Heinz; Steinberg, Pinchas
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EMI 317102B
Essential Bernstein / Over 2 hours of dramatic American classics
Essential Bernstein / Over 2 hours of dramatic American classics

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-02-07

Works: Leonard Bernstein: Candide; Fancy Free; On the Town; West Side Story; Facsimile; Prelude, Fugue and Riffs; Wonderful Town; Chichester Psalms; Divertimento for Orchestra; Mass; Symphony no 2 'The Age ...
Performers: Alagna, Roberto; Barley, Peter; Blair, Lionel; Corkhill, David [Conductor/Percussion]; Dessay, Natalie; Gaines, Davis; Gheorghiu, Angela; Hendricks, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Hubbard, Bruce; Kahane, J...
Conductors: Previn, Andre; Litton, Andrew; Love, Geoff; Slatkin, Leonard; McGlinn, John; Armstrong, Richard; Paavo, Järvi; Davis, Andrew; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Cleobury, Stephen; Davies, Dennis R.; Ericson, E...

The American composer, conductor, pianist and educator Leonard Bernstein (1918 - 1990) was one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history....continue...
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EMI 781232
Kurt Weill: Symphonies 1 & 2; Broadway Songs; Concerto for Violin & Winds / Hampson, Hadley, Zimmermann
Kurt Weill: Symphonies 1 & 2; Broadway Songs; Concerto for Violin & Winds / Hampson, Hadley, Zimmermann

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-02-07

Works: Kurt Weill: Symphony no 1 ("Berliner Symphonie"); Symphony no 2; Concerto for Violin & wind orchestra, Op. 12; One Touch of Venus; Knickerbocker Holiday; The Firebrand of Florence; Love Life; Johnny ...
Performers: Adler, Stephen; Birchall, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Carl, Jeffrey; Dee, Christopher; Dore, Michael; Edwards, Terry [Bass Vocal]; Fardell, Robert; Futral, Elizabeth [Soprano Vocals]; Green, Simon ...
Conductors: Bertini, Gary; Jansons, Mariss; McGlinn, John
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; London Sinfonietta

The year 1933 marks a clear divide in the life and music of Kurt Weill (1900-1950). This was the year in which he fled Nazi...continue...
Recording information: Lyndhurst Hall, Air Studios, London (02/26/1997-03/01/1997); No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (02/26/1997-03/01/1997); Philharmonie, Berlin (02/26/1997-03/01/1997); Lyndhurst Ha...continue...
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EMI 784342
Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de Perles [Highlights] / Ileana Cotrubas, Alain Vanzo, Roger Sofer
Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de Perles [Highlights] / Ileana Cotrubas, Alain Vanzo, Roger Sofer

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-02-07

Works: Georges Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de perles; Unspecified: [CD-ROM Track]
Performers: Cotrubas, Ileana; Sarabia, Guillermo; Soyer, Roger; Vanzo, Alain
Conductors: Prêtre, Georges

Gramophone Magazine
An enjoyable, recommendable performance of Bizet's fascinating opera à PrOtre draws superb playing and singing from his forces.
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Recording information: Salle Wagram, Paris (07/18/1977-07/27/1977)....continue...
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Bellini: I Puritani [Highlights]  / Caballe, Kraus, Hamari, Manuguerra, Ferrin
Bellini: I Puritani [Highlights] / Caballe, Kraus, Hamari, Manuguerra, Ferrin

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-02-07

Works: Vincenzo Bellini: I Puritani, opera; Unspecified: [CD-ROM Track]
Performers: Caballe, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Elenkov, Stefan; Ferrin, Agostino; Hamari, Julia [Contralto Vocals]; Kraus, Alfredo [Tenor Vocals]; Manuguerra, Matteo; O'Neill, Dennis [Tenor Vocal]
Conductors: Muti, Riccardo
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

Gramophone Magazine
Elvira might have been written with CaballT's limpid tones and predominantly gentle art in mind, Arturo with Alfredo Kraus's sense of line and plangency...continue...
Recording information: Kingsway Hall, London (1979-06-18_1979-06-30&1979-)....continue...
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Classical 2012 / Gheorghiu, Fray, Balsom, Kaufmann, Netrebko, Jaroussky, DiDonato, Pahud
Classical 2012 / Gheorghiu, Fray, Balsom, Kaufmann, Netrebko, Jaroussky, DiDonato, Pahud

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-01-10

Works: Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila; Gioachino Rossini: William Tell Overture; La Cenerentola; Ruggero Leoncavallo: Pagliacci; Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 18 'P...
Performers: Andsnes, Leif Ove; Angelich, Nicholas; Argerich, Martha [Piano]; Balsom, Alison; Braley, Frank; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Capuçon, Renaud; Cencic, Max Emanuel; Damrau, Diana; Dessay, Nat...
Conductors: Armiliato, Marco; Pappano, Antonio; Haïm, Emmanuelle; Balsom, Alison; Paavo, Järvi; Serafin, Tullio; ; Rousset, Christophe; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Ono, Kazushi; Noseda, Gianandrea; Thielemann,...
Ensemble: ; I Barocchisti; L'Arpeggiata; Les Talens Lyriques; Les Violons du Roy; London Steve Reich Ensemble; Scottish Ensemble

Following the enormous success of the previous albums in the annual Classical series, Virgin Classics is releasing Classical 2012 in November 2011. With 45 tracks,...continue...
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EMI 804032
The Renaissance of Italian Music (The National Gallery Collection)
The Renaissance of Italian Music (The National Gallery Collection)

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-11-29

Works: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Gloria; Beata es a 8; Hodie gloriosa; Magnificat, Tone 7 (unspecified of 4 settings); Andrea Gabrieli: Misaa, for 5 to 16 voices; Giovanni Gabrieli: Omnes gentes pla...
Performers: Bonner, Tessa; Cornwell, Joseph; Covey-Crump, Rogers; Daniels, Charles; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Harre-Jones, Robert; Harvey, Peter Harvey; Hurley, David; King, Andrew [Tenor]; Kirkby, ...
Conductors: Willcocks, David; Brown, Timothy; McCreesh, Paul; ; Parrott, Andrew; Cleobury, Stephen
Ensemble: ; Gabrieli Consort; Gabrieli Players; Taverner Consort; Taverner Players

The Renaissance Period was a vibrant time when knowledge and fine arts flourished. In this beautiful 2-CD set, EMI Classics presents a collection of works...continue...
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The Christmas Album / Libera boy choir
The Christmas Album / Libera boy choir

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-11-15

Works: George Frederick Handel: Joy to the World (theme by Handel); Christmas Traditional: Still, Still, Still (Stille, stille, stille) (Austrian); O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol; In...
Performers: Ashley, Charlotte; Coates, Sam; Collins, Luke; Crawley, Ben; De Menezes-Wood, Jakob; Fontannaz, Daniel; Geraghty, Steven; Ingles, Freddie; Leadbeater, Stefan; Madine, Joshua; May, Elizabeth; McCarthy...
Conductors: Prizeman, Robert

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The singing is generally great - you can detect a very slight rough edge to the boys' sound which is exactly as it...continue...
Recording information: The Music Place, London, England (05/2011-07/2011).

For an act famed for their angelic vocals and heart-warming celestial sound, it's a surprise that The Christmas Album ...continue...
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The Christmas Album / Libera boy choir [Deluxe Edition]
The Christmas Album / Libera boy choir [Deluxe Edition]

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-11-01

Works: George Frederick Handel: Joy to the World (theme by Handel); Christmas Traditional: Still, Still, Still (Stille, stille, stille) (Austrian); O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol; In...
Performers: Ashley, Charlotte; Coates, Sam; Collins, Luke; Crawley, Ben; De Menezes-Wood, Jakob; Fontannaz, Daniel; Geraghty, Steven; Ingles, Freddie; Leadbeater, Stefan; Madine, Joshua; May, Elizabeth; McCarthy...
Conductors: Prizeman, Robert

The Arts Desk
The singing is generally great - you can detect a very slight rough edge to the boys' sound which is exactly as it...continue...
Recording information: The Music Place, London, England (05/2011-07/2011).

For an act famed for their angelic vocals and heart-warming celestial sound, it's a surprise that The Christmas Album ...continue...
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The Callas Effect / Standard Edition
The Callas Effect / Standard Edition

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-10-11

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia; Giuseppe Verdi: I vespri siciliani; Rigoletto; La traviata; Macbeth; Il trovatore; Ernani; Aida, opera; Don Carlo; Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi, opera;...
Performers: Berbié, Jane; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Dickie, William; Ercolani, Renato; Forte, Carlo; Sautereau, Nadine
Conductors: Serafin, Tullio; Ghione, Franco; Prêtre, Georges; Rescigno, Nicola; De Sabata, Victor; Karajan, Herbert v.

Maria Callas is the ultimate and original diva. She is widely regarded as the greatest opera singer and performer of all time whose life, voice...continue...
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The Callas Effect / Delux Edition: 2 CDs plus DVD Video
The Callas Effect / Delux Edition: 2 CDs plus DVD Video

3 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-10-11

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia; Giuseppe Verdi: I vespri siciliani; Rigoletto; La traviata; Macbeth; Il trovatore; Ernani; Aida, opera; Don Carlo; Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi, opera;...
Performers: Berbié, Jane; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Dickie, William; Ercolani, Renato; Forte, Carlo; Sautereau, Nadine
Conductors: Serafin, Tullio; Ghione, Franco; Prêtre, Georges; Rescigno, Nicola; De Sabata, Victor; Karajan, Herbert v.

Maria Callas is the ultimate and original diva. She is widely regarded as the greatest opera singer and performer of all time whose life, voice...continue...
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Baby to Be / Tender Classical Music for Your Unborn Baby
Baby to Be / Tender Classical Music for Your Unborn Baby

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-09-27

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208; Orchestral Suite no 3 in D, BWV 1068; Johannes Brahms: Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 49; Léo ...
Performers: Chang, Han-Na; Ciccolini, Aldo [Piano]; Donohoe, Peter; Labeque, Katia; Labeque, Marielle [Piano]; Lagerspetz, Juhani; Lympany, Moura; Mesple, Mady; Millet, Danielle; Truls Mork, Truls Otterbech [Cel...
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Lombard, Alain; Ozawa, Seiji; Slatkin, Leonard; Mehta, Zubin; Lanchbery, John; Muti, Riccardo; Welser-Möst, Franz; Santini, Gabriele

Baby to Be is a beautiful collection of tender Classical music for the unborn child. With serene Classical music from greats like Mozart, Brahms, Bach...continue...
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EMI 288422
Verdi: La Traviata [Highlights] /Sills, Gedda, Panerai
Verdi: La Traviata [Highlights] /Sills, Gedda, Panerai

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-09-13

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: La Traviata; Unspecified: [CD-ROM Track]
Performers: Erwen, Keith; Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Lloyd, Robert [Bass Voice]; Panerai, Rolando; Sharpe, Terence; Sills, Beverly [Soprano Vocals]; van Allan, Richard [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Wallis, Delia
Conductors: Ceccato, Aldo
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Gramophone Magazine
Beverly Sills is a spirited, subtle and sensitive heroine. Nicolai Gedda gives an attractive performance and Aldo Ceccato conducts with finesse.
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Recording information: All Saints' Church, Tooting Graveney, London, England (1971-07-06_1971-07-09&1971-)....continue...
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Wagner: Lohengrin [Highlights] / Thomas, Grummer, Fischer-Dieskau, Ludwig, Frick
Wagner: Lohengrin [Highlights] / Thomas, Grummer, Fischer-Dieskau, Ludwig, Frick

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-09-13

Works: Richard Wagner: Lohengrin; Unspecified: Untitled CD-ROM Track
Performers: Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Frick, Gottlob; Grummer, Elisabeth; Ludwig, Christa [Mezzo soprano]; Thomas, Jess; Wiener, Otto
Conductors: Kempe, Rudolf
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Gramophone Magazine
Thomas combines ardour and anguish as well as any. Fischer-Dieskau is a formidable (but never over-emphatic) antagonist, and Gottlob Frick a majestic King Henry
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Recording information: Theater an der Wien, Vienna, Austria (1962-11-23_1962-11-30&1962-)....continue...
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Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro [Highlights] / Taddei, Schwarzkopf, Moffo, Cossotto, Wachter
Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro [Highlights] / Taddei, Schwarzkopf, Moffo, Cossotto, Wachter

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-09-13

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro; Unspecified: [Untitled CD-ROM Track]
Performers: Cappuccilli, Piero; Cossotto, Fiorenza; Ercolani, Renato; Fusco, Elisabetta; Gatta, Dora; Moffo, Anna [Soprano vocal]; Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth [Soprano vocals]; Taddei, Giuseppe; Vinco, Ivo; Wachter, ...
Conductors: Giulini, Carlo Maria
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

Gramophone Magazine
The best performance comes from Eberhard Wächter, who sings the Count's aria with steely passion, articulating the triplets - and this is rare -...continue...
Recording information: Kingsway Hall, London (1959-09-17_1959-09-19&1959-)....continue...
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Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor [Highlights] / Gruberova, Kraus, Bruson, Lloyd
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor [Highlights] / Gruberova, Kraus, Bruson, Lloyd

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-09-13

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor; Unspecified: [Untitled CD-ROM Track]
Performers: Bottone, Bonaventura; Bruson, Renato; Gruberova, Edita; Kraus, Alfredo [Tenor Vocals]; Kuhlmann, Kathleen; Lazzeretti, Bruno; Lloyd, Robert [Bass Voice]
Conductors: Rescigno, Nicola
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Gramophone Magazine
Gruberova constantly pleases by her innate musicality ... Kraus is a master of Donizetti style.
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Recording information: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (05/16/1983-05/26/1983)....continue...
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Bellini: Norma [Highlights] / Callas, Corelli, Ludwig, Zaccaria
Bellini: Norma [Highlights] / Callas, Corelli, Ludwig, Zaccaria

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-09-13

Works: Vincenzo Bellini: Norma, opera; Unspecified: [Untitled CD-ROM Track]
Performers: Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Corelli, Franco; Ludwig, Christa [Mezzo soprano]; Zaccaria, Nicola [Bass Vocal]
Conductors: Serafin, Tullio
Ensemble: Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano

Gramophone Magazine
That the phrasing, the pronunciation, the weight and shape and meaning of the music, are peerlessly conceived can go without saying. The conducting is...continue...
Recording information: Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy (09/05/1960-09/12/1960)....continue...
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Verdi: Rigoletto [Highlights] / Beverly Sills, Sherrill Milnes, Alfredo Kraus and Mignon Dunn
Verdi: Rigoletto [Highlights] / Beverly Sills, Sherrill Milnes, Alfredo Kraus and Mignon Dunn

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-09-13

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; Unspecified: [Untitled CD-ROM Track]
Performers: Dunn, Mignon; King, Malcolm; Kraus, Alfredo [Tenor Vocals]; Milnes, Sherrill [Baritone Vocals]; Murray, Ann; O'Neill, Dennis [Tenor Vocal]; Rawnsley, John; Sills, Beverly [Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Rudel, Julius

Gramophone Magazine
Kraus's singing is elegant and attractive throughout ... The Philharmonia plays with admirable élan and a great deal of subtlety for Rudel.
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Recording information: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (08/15/1978-08/25/1978)....continue...
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Verdi: Il Trovatore [Highlights] / Corelli, Tucci, Simionato, Merrill
Verdi: Il Trovatore [Highlights] / Corelli, Tucci, Simionato, Merrill

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-09-13

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Il Trovatore; Unspecified: [Untitled CD-ROM Track]
Performers: Corelli, Franco; Mazzoli, Ferruccio; Mercuriali, Angelo; Merrill, Robert [Baritone Vocal]; Moneta, Luciana; Simionato, Giulietta; Tucci, Gabriella
Conductors: Schippers, Thomas
Ensemble: Rome Opera Orchestra

Gramophone Magazine
Tucci really seems to feel the music's shape and her singing is always a good instrument for Verdi's ideas.
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Recording information: Teatro dell'Opera, Rome (07/06/1964-07/12/1964); Teatro dell'Opera, Rome (07/14/1964); Teatro dell'Opera, Rome (07/17/1964); Teatro dell'Opera, Rome (07/31/1964); Teatro dell'Op...continue...
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Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci; Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana [Highlights] / Scotto, Carreras, Nurmela, Benelli
Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci; Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana [Highlights] / Scotto, Carreras, Nurmela, Benelli

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-09-13

Works: Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act; Ruggero Leoncavallo: Pagliacci; Unspecified: Untitled CD-ROM Track
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Benelli, Ugo; Caballe, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Carreras, Jose [Tenor Vocal]; Hamari, Julia [Contralto Vocals]; Manuguerra, Matteo; Nurmela, Kari; Scotto, Renata [Soprano Vocals]; ...
Conductors: Muti, Riccardo
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

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Caballé and Scotto have some lovely moments and both are strong in dramatic commitment ... Carreras gives generously of voice and emotion in both...continue...
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Verdi: Requiem; Four Sacred Pieces / Muti - Berlin PO, Scotto, Baltsa, Nesterenko, Luchetti
Verdi: Requiem; Four Sacred Pieces / Muti - Berlin PO, Scotto, Baltsa, Nesterenko, Luchetti

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-08-09

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Requiem Mass; Sacred Pieces (4), for chorus & orchestra
Performers: Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Baltsa, Agnes; Luchetti, Veriano; Nesterenko, Evgeny; Scotto, Renata [Soprano Vocals]

Hailing the 'burning conviction' of this recording, Gramophone awarded Riccardo Muti 'the victor's palm' for his incandescent interpretation of Verdi's apocalyptic, yet deeply compassionate setting...continue...
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EMI 980202B
Love Classics: Favorite Love Duets / Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti, Delibes
Love Classics: Favorite Love Duets / Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti, Delibes

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-07-26

Works: Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; Manon Lescaut; Tosca; Madama Butterfly; Léo Delibes: Lakmé; Giuseppe Verdi: Aida, opera; La Traviata; Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio, Op. 72; Gaetano Doniz...
Performers: Bergonzi, Carlo; Burles, Charles; Caballe, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Carreras, Jose [Tenor Vocal]; Dernesch, Helga [Soprano]; Domingo, Placido; Freni, Mirella [Soprano Vocals]; Gedda, Nicolai [Ten...
Conductors: Schippers, Thomas; Lombard, Alain; Karajan, Herbert v.; Rescigno, Nicola; Bartoletti, Bruno; Levine, James; Muti, Riccardo; Barbirolli, John
Ensemble: ; Berlin Philharmonic; London Symphony Orchestra; New York Philharmonic
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EMI 821592B
Wedding Classics / Bridal March, Bridal Chorus, Caro mio ben; Exsultate Jubilate
Wedding Classics / Bridal March, Bridal Chorus, Caro mio ben; Exsultate Jubilate

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-07-26

Works: George Frederick Handel: Solomon; Serse; Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Te Deum, H. 146; Johann Pachelbel: Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major; Charles Gounod: Messe à Ste. C&...
Performers: Frimmer, Monika; Hoppe, Heinz [Tenor Vocal]; Kalafusz, Hans; Lorengar, Pilar [Lyric soprano]; Seiffert, Peter; Wayne Marshall [Piano/Organ]
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Wallberg, Heinz; Christie, William; Parrott, Andrew; Hartemann, Jean-Claude; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Neumann, Peter; Hickox, Richard; Heger, Robert; Kout, Jirí; Mackerras,...
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