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Opéra Baroque / Maria Bayo, Andreas Scholl, Vivica Genaux, Gerald Finley, Simon Keenlyside. Jacobs, Christie [39 CDs +3 DVDs]
Opéra Baroque / Maria Bayo, Andreas Scholl, Vivica Genaux, Gerald Finley, Simon Keenlyside. Jacobs, Christie [39 CDs +3 DVDs]

43 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2014-02-11

Works: Orazio Vecchi: L'amfiparnasso, madrigal comedy; Cipriano de Rore: Anchor che col partire, madrigal; Claudio Monteverdi: Madrigals, Book 8; Hor che'l ciel e la Terra; Lasciatemi morire "Lamento d'Aria...
Performers: Abete, Antonio; Bowen, John; Haller, Salome; Kiehr, Maria Cristina [Soprano Vocal]; Müller-Molinari, Helga; Rensburg, Kobie van; Torres, Victor; Zeffiri, Mario
Conductors: Visse, Dominique; Hillier, Paul; Jacobs, René
Ensemble: ; Concerto Vocale; Les Arts Florissants

This set is truly a marvel, both in its musical excellence and in the quality of its presentation. Through superb performances of works both famous...continue...
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Meditations: Oboe & Harp at the Opera / Céline Moinet, oboe, English horn; Sarah Christ, harp
Meditations: Oboe & Harp at the Opera / Céline Moinet, oboe, English horn; Sarah Christ, harp

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2014-02-11

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Andante Sostenuto, for oboe & harp (or piano) in F minor; Antonio Pasculli: Homage to Bellini; Fantasy for Oboe and Piano on themes from Donizetti's "Poliuto"; Franz Schubert: Anda...
Performers: Christ, Sarah; Moinet, Céline [Oboe]

Before the days of recordings, transcriptions were the only way outside of the concert hall for listeners to enjoy popular compositions of the period. These...continue...
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Che Puro Ciel: The Rise of Classical Opera - arias by Gluck, Bach, Mozart, Hasse & Traetta / Bejun Mehta, countertenor
Che Puro Ciel: The Rise of Classical Opera - arias by Gluck, Bach, Mozart, Hasse & Traetta / Bejun Mehta, countertenor

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2013-11-12

Works: Christoph Willibald Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice; Ezio; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Ascanio in Alba; Mitridate; Tommaso Traetta: Antigona; Ifigenia in Tauride; Johann Adolf Hasse: Il trionfo di Clelia; Joha...
Performers: Mehta, Bejun [Countertenor Vocal]
Conductors: Jacobs, René
Ensemble: Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin

In the famous Preface to Alceste, Christoph Willibald Gluck and his librettist Ranieri de' Calzabigi advanced a proposal for a new direction in opera. They...continue...
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Furie terribili: 30 Baroque Opera Hits sung by Maria Bayo, Lucy Crowe, Miah Persson, Alfred Deller, Bejun Mehta, Andreas Scholl, Vivica Genaux et al.
Furie terribili: 30 Baroque Opera Hits sung by Maria Bayo, Lucy Crowe, Miah Persson, Alfred Deller, Bejun Mehta, Andreas Scholl, Vivica Genaux et al.

2 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2013-09-10

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo; Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria; L'incorazione di Poppea; Francesco Cavalli: La Calisto; Jean-Baptiste Lully: Armide; Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Médée; Jean-Philip...
Performers: Bayo, María; Ben Nun, Efrat; Bevan, Maurice; Borst, Danielle; Crook, Howard [Tenor Vocals]; Crowe, Lucy; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; Feldman, Jill [Soprano Vocals]; Fink, Bernarda [Mezzo-S...
Conductors: Jacobs, René; Herreweghe, Philippe; Christie, William; Deller, Alfred; Bates, David
Ensemble: ; Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin ; Cappella Coloniensis; Concerto Köln ; Concerto Vocale; King's Musick; La Chapelle Royale; La Nuova Musica; Les Arts Florissants

This double album invites you on a guided tour of the world of Baroque opera, from its origins in the early 17th century to its...continue...
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Smetana: The Bartered Bride / Dana Buresova, soprano; Thomas Juhas, tenor; Jozef Benci, bass
Smetana: The Bartered Bride / Dana Buresova, soprano; Thomas Juhas, tenor; Jozef Benci, bass

2 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2012-10-09

Works: Bedrich Smetana: Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93
Conductors: Belohlávek, Jirí
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Although for nearly 150 years Bedrich Smetana's The Bartered Bride has triumphed in opera houses all over the world, the work's road to success was...continue...
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Mozart: La Finta Giardiniera / Sunhae Im, Sophie Karthauser, Alexandrina Pendatchanska, Jeremy Ovenden. René Jacobs
Mozart: La Finta Giardiniera / Sunhae Im, Sophie Karthauser, Alexandrina Pendatchanska, Jeremy Ovenden. René Jacobs

3 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2012-10-09

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: La finta giardiniera, K 196
Conductors: Jacobs, René
Ensemble: Freiburger Barockorchester

Following on the remarkable and unprecedented success of his recordings of Die Zauberflöte, Idomeneo, La Clemenza di Tito and the three Da Ponte operas, conductor...continue...
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Poulenc: La Voix humaine; La Dame de Monte-Carlo / Felicity Lott, soprano; Armin Jordan
Poulenc: La Voix humaine; La Dame de Monte-Carlo / Felicity Lott, soprano; Armin Jordan

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2012-07-10

Works: Francis Poulenc: La voix humaine, opera, FP 171; La dame de Monte Carlo, monologue lyrique for soprano & orchestra, FP 180
Performers: Lott, Felicity [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Jordan, Armin
Ensemble: ; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

A young woman talks over the phone to her lover, whom we never hear; tomorrow he is going to marry someone else... Several times the...continue...
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Handel: Il pastor fido / Bates, Crowe, Dennis, Manley, Shaw, Van der Linde
Handel: Il pastor fido / Bates, Crowe, Dennis, Manley, Shaw, Van der Linde

2 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2012-03-13

Works: George Frederick Handel: Il pastor fido
Conductors: Bates, David
Ensemble: La Nuova Musica

For its harmonia mundi début, the London-based ensemble La Nuova Musica, led by David Bates, presents a true rarity - the original 1712 version of...continue...
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Slavic Heroes / Mariusz Kwiecien, Lukasz Bordwicz
Slavic Heroes / Mariusz Kwiecien, Lukasz Bordwicz

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2012-01-10

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin, Op. 24; Iolanta, Op. 69; Mazeppa; Sergey Rachmaninov: Aleko, TN 2/70; Bedrich Smetana: Certova stena, JB 1; Stanislaw Moniuszko: Halka; The Haunted Manor; Th...
Performers: Kwiecien, Mariusz
Conductors: Borowicz, Lukasz
Ensemble: ; Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Polish baritone Mariusz Kwiecien has won over audiences in many of the world's greatest opera houses with his powerful interpretations (not to mention his rugged...continue...
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Handel: Agrippina, opera / Pendatchanska, Rivera, Fink, Davis, Mehta
Handel: Agrippina, opera / Pendatchanska, Rivera, Fink, Davis, Mehta

3 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2011-10-11

Works: George Frederick Handel: Agrippina
Conductors: Jacobs, René
Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music Berlin

Continuing his exploration of Handel operas, maestro René Jacobs now turns his attention to Agrippina - the first great operatic success of the composer's Italian...continue...
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Vivaldi: Cello Concertos / Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello
Vivaldi: Cello Concertos / Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2011-10-11

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Dorilla in tempe RV 709; Concerto for Cello in G minor, RV 416; Concerto for Cello, strings & continuo in F major, RV 412; Concerto for strings & continuo in C major, RV 114; Concert...
Performers: Beuse, Christian; Freiheit, Jan; Kallweit, Georg; Kristinsdottir, Elfa Run; Queyras, Jean-Guihen
Conductors: Kallweit, Georg
Ensemble: ; Accademy for Ancient Music, Berlin

Among his many famous and beloved concertos, Vivaldi wrote no fewer than twenty-seven for the cello - an instrument that at the time was generally...continue...
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Lorraine Hunt Lieberson: A Tribute / McGegan
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson: A Tribute / McGegan

2 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2011-08-09

Works: George Frederick Handel: Ariodante; Theodora; Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Clori, Tirsi e Fileno, HWV 96; Susanna; Radamisto; Ottone; Giulio Cesare; Arianna; Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas; Gottfried H...
Performers: Blumenstock, Elizabeth; Bowles, David; Butt, John [Organ, Conductor]; Collel, Bjorn; David Tayler [Lute/Guitar]; Freiberg, Sarah; Hunt Lieberson, Lorraine; LeGuin, Elisabeth; Linsenberg, Judith; McGe...
Conductors: McGegan, Nicholas
Ensemble: Freiburger Barockorchester; Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

This set is a tribute to the supreme artistry of mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (1954-2006). It gathers together some of the finest recordings of arias...continue...
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Mozart: Die Zauberflöte / René Jacobs
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte / René Jacobs

3 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2010-09-14

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
Conductors: Jacobs, René

The year's most eagerly anticipated opera recording has finally arrived: Mozart's 'Die Zauberflote' conducted by Rene Jacobs. The great Belgian maestro's previous Mozart opera recordings...continue...
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Lully: Atys / William Christie, Guillemette Laurens, Agnès Mellon, Les Arts Florissants
Lully: Atys / William Christie, Guillemette Laurens, Agnès Mellon, Les Arts Florissants

3 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2009-09-08

Works: Jean-Baptiste Lully: Atys, LWV 53
Conductors: Christie, William

Jean-Baptiste Lully is considered by many scholars to be the father of French opera. This groundbreaking, multi award-winning 1987 recording launched a revival of interest...continue...
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Mozart: Idomeneo / Jacobs, Fink, Croft, Rivenq, Im, et al
Mozart: Idomeneo / Jacobs, Fink, Croft, Rivenq, Im, et al

4 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2009-06-09

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Idomeneo
Performers: Croft, Richard [Tenor Vocal]; Fink, Bernarda [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Im, Sunhae; Pendatchanska, Alexandrina; Rivenq, Nicolas; Tarver, Kenneth; Tittoto, Luca
Conductors: Jacobs, René

It is curious that, considering their revolutionary nature, Mozart's mature operas are bookended by two opera seria. Written when the composer was 24, 'Idomeneo' demonstrated...continue...
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Recital at Ravinia - Brahms, Handel, Debussy, Mozart, etc / Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Peter Serkin, et al
Recital at Ravinia - Brahms, Handel, Debussy, Mozart, etc / Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Peter Serkin, et al

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2009-02-10

Works: Johannes Brahms: Songs (8) for voice & piano, Op. 57; Die schöne Magelone, Op. 33; Songs (4) for voice & piano, Op. 46; George Frederick Handel: MEDLEY; Giulio Cesare; Claude Debussy: Chansons (...
Performers: Hunt Lieberson, Lorraine; Minter, Drew [Counter Tenor Vocals]; Serkin, Peter [Piano]

Lorraine Hunt Lieberson displays her own special sense of drama in a program on the theme of love, ranging over several centuries and covering every...continue...
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Handel: Arias for...Cuzzoni, Durastanti, Senesino, Montagnana / McGegan, Saffer, Lieberson, Minter, et al
Handel: Arias for...Cuzzoni, Durastanti, Senesino, Montagnana / McGegan, Saffer, Lieberson, Minter, et al

4 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2008-10-14

Works: George Frederick Handel: Rodelinda; Riccardo Primo, HWV 23; Giulio Cesare; Scipione; Ottone; Tamerlano; Alessandro; Flavio, Rè di Longobardi, HWV 16; Agrippina; Radamisto, HWV 12; Muzio Scevol...
Performers: Greer, Lowell; Hunt Lieberson, Lorraine; Linsenberg, Judith; Minter, Drew [Counter Tenor Vocals]; Saffer, Lisa; Schultz, Stephen; Thomas, David [Bass Vocal]
Conductors: McGegan, Nicholas

"McGegan is perhaps more than any other conductor responsible for the resurgence in Handel’s popularity, especially his operas, and these recordings all have a sense...continue...
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Mozart: Don Giovanni / Freiburg/Jacobs [2 Blu-Ray]
Mozart: Don Giovanni / Freiburg/Jacobs [2 Blu-Ray]

2 Blu-Ray Video / Harmonia Mundi / 2008-09-09

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni, K 527
Performers: Borchev, Nikolay; Bystrom, Malin; Fink, Marcos; Guerzoni, Alessandro; Gura, Werner; Im, Sunghae; Pendatchanska, Alexandrina; Weisser, Johann
Conductors: Jacobs, René
Ensemble: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra; Innsbruck Festival Chorus

After the success of 'Cosi fan tutte' and 'Le nozze di Figaro', Rene Jacobs' rendition of this centerpiece of the Mozart/Da Ponte trilogy offers us...continue...
Run Time: 226 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): DTS-HD 5.1,
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Schubert: Lieder / Bernarda Fink, Gerold Huber
Schubert: Lieder / Bernarda Fink, Gerold Huber

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2008-09-09

Works: Franz Schubert: Die Götter Griechenlands, D 677; An die Musik, D 547; Ganymed, D 544/Op. 19 no 3; Gesänge (4) aus Wilhelm Meister, D 877/Op. 62; Gretchen am Spinnrade, D 118; Wonne der Wehm...
Performers: Fink, Bernarda [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Huber, Gerold

"Without question--and among her several other strengths--mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink deserves a place among the top-tier interpreters of German song, and even though most of this...continue...
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Mozart: Don Giovanni / Jacobs/Freiburger BO / Weisser, Pendatchanska [DVD]
Mozart: Don Giovanni / Jacobs/Freiburger BO / Weisser, Pendatchanska [DVD]

2 DVD Video / Harmonia Mundi / 2008-05-13

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni, K 527
Performers: Borchev, Nikolay; Bystrom, Malin; Fink, Marcos; Guerzoni, Alessandro; Gura, Werner; Im, Sunghae; Pendatchanska, Alexandrina; Weisser, Johann
Conductors: Jacobs, René
Ensemble: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra; Innsbruck Festival Chorus

Continuing the trail-blazing approach he pioneered with 'Cosi fan tutte' and 'Le nozze di Figaro', maestro Rene Jacobs offers new keys to a reinterpretation of...continue...
Run Time: 226 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): DTS 5.1 Surround, LPCM Stereo
Country of Origin: Italy
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Arias for Farinelli /Genaux, Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik
Arias for Farinelli /Genaux, Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2008-04-08

Works: Nicola Porpora: Orfeo, opera; Polifemo, opera; Riccardo Broschi: Idaspe; Geminiano Giacomelli: Adriano in Siria, opera; Merope, opera; Baldassare Galuppi: Concerto a 4, for voice & chamber ensemble i...
Performers: Genaux, Vivica
Conductors: Jacobs, René
Ensemble: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin

The Telegraph
The hair-raising roulades, trills and enormously wide leaps hold no terrors for her. The performances, directed by René Jacobs, are stylish and expressive, as...continue...
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Mozart: Don Giovanni / Jacobs, Weisser, et al
Mozart: Don Giovanni / Jacobs, Weisser, et al

3 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2007-10-09

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni
Performers: Borchev, Nikolay; Guerzoni, Alessandro; Im, Sunhae; Pasiecznik, Olga; Pendatchanska, Alexandrina; Regazzo, Lorenzo; Tarver, Kenneth; Weisser, Johannes
Conductors: Jacobs, René

Penguin Guide
René Jacobs conducts a bitingly sharp account of Don Giovanni...the cast list does not sound distinguished, yet they make a superb team with no...continue...
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Handel: Giulio Cesare / Mortensen/Concerto Copenhagen, Scholl, Dam-Jensen, Stene [DVD]
Handel: Giulio Cesare / Mortensen/Concerto Copenhagen, Scholl, Dam-Jensen, Stene [DVD]

2 DVD Video / Harmonia Mundi / 2007-10-09

Works: George Frideric Handel: Giulio Cesare, HWV 17
Performers: Dam-Jensen, Inger; Knudsen, Palle; Lundgren, John; Maniaci, Michael; Robson, Christopher; Scholl, Andreas; Semmingsen, Tuva; Stene, Randi
Conductors: Mortensen, Lars Ulrik
Ensemble: Concerto Copenhagen

In what is probably his most accomplished opera, freely based on historical characters, Handel probes with many facets of the human soul. 'Giulio Cesare' boasts...continue...
Run Time: 216 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Country of Origin: Denmark
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Handel: As steals the morn, etc / Padmore, Manze, et al
Handel: As steals the morn, etc / Padmore, Manze, et al

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2007-06-12

Works: George Frederick Handel: Alceste, incidental music, HWV 45; Semele; Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno; Tamerlano; Giulio Cesare, HWV 17; Rodelinda; Esther; Jephtha; L'Allegro il Penseroso ed il M...
Performers: Blaze, Robin; Crowe, Lucy; Padmore, Mark [Tenor Vocal]; Spreckelsen, Katharina

"This represents a quantum leap forward for Mark Padmore, who now seems to be firmly in the line of Anthony Rolfe-Johnson and John Mark Ainsley...continue...

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Handel: Ariodante / McGegan, Hunt, Gondek, Saffer, et al
Handel: Ariodante / McGegan, Hunt, Gondek, Saffer, et al

3 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2007-06-12

Works: George Frederick Handel: Ariodante
Performers: Cavallier, Nicolas; Gondek, Juliana; Hunt Lieberson, Lorraine; Lane, Jennifer; Lindemann, Jorn; Muller, Rufus [Tenor Vocals]; Saffer, Lisa
Conductors: McGegan, Nicholas
Ensemble: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

"McGegan directs in his usual spirited style. There is a real theatrical sense to his conducting: this is one of those opera sets where, after...continue...
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Purcell: Dido & Aeneas / Jacobs, Dawson, Finley, et al
Purcell: Dido & Aeneas / Jacobs, Dawson, Finley, et al

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2007-06-12

Works: Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, Z 626
Performers: Bickley, Susan; Blaze, Robin; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Joshua, Rosemary; Kiehr, Maria Cristina [Soprano Vocal]; Visse, Dominique [Countertenor Vocal]; Wa...
Conductors: Jacobs, René

"An uninhibited and richly coloured Dido with a starry cast - arguably the first truly persuasive account from a continental director - puts this account...continue...
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Mozart: Gran Partita / Joan Enric Lluna, Moonwinds
Mozart: Gran Partita / Joan Enric Lluna, Moonwinds

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2007-03-20

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Gran Partita; Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384; Vicente Martin y Soler: Una cosa rara, ossia Bellezza ed onestà
Performers: Lluna, Joan Enric
Conductors: Lluna, Joan Enric
Ensemble: Moonwinds

Mozart's Serenade No. 10 for winds in B flat major, K. 361 is scored for thirteen instruments. It is believed to have been composed in...continue...
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Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Keenlyside, Lascarro, Oddone, Dike, Wallace, Tomasson, Jacobs/Concerto Vocale, Collegium Vocale [2 DVD]
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Keenlyside, Lascarro, Oddone, Dike, Wallace, Tomasson, Jacobs/Concerto Vocale, Collegium Vocale [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / Harmonia Mundi / 2007-01-09

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo
Performers: Dike, Martina; Keenlyside, Simon; Lascarro, Juanita; Oddone, Graciela; Tomassone, Tiziano
Conductors: Jacobs, René
Ensemble: Collegium Vocale; Concerto Vocale

"This stunningly conceived, musically vibrant Orfeo was taped at Brussels' La Monnaie in 1998. The much-lauded production later traveled to the Brooklyn Academy of Music...continue...
Run Time: 170 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Country of Origin: USA
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Cavalli: La Calisto. Jacobs/Concerto Vocale [2 DVD]
Cavalli: La Calisto. Jacobs/Concerto Vocale [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / Harmonia Mundi / 2006-11-14

Works: Pier Francesco Cavalli: Calisto
Performers: Banks, Barry; Bayo, Maria; Lippi, Marcello; Oliver, Alexander; Pushee, Graham; Theodoridou, Sonia; Tyson, Robin; Visse, Dominique; Winter, Louise
Conductors: Jacobs, René
Ensemble: Concerto Vocale

"When this was first released in 1995, I thought it was the finest recording of a Baroque opera I'd ever heard. Since then there have...continue...
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Country of Origin: USA
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Mozart: La clemenza di Tito / Jacobs, Im, et al
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito / Jacobs, Im, et al

2 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2006-09-12

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: La Clemenza de Tito
Performers: Chappuis, Marie-Claude; Fink, Bernarda [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Foresti, Sergio; Im, Sunhae; Padmore, Mark [Tenor Vocal]; Pendatchanska, Alexandrina
Conductors: Jacobs, René

'La clemenza di Tito', was Mozart's last opera, commissioned for the coronation of Emperor Leopold II, King of Bohemia. Early Mozart scholars claimed he wrote...continue...
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Weill: Die sieben Todsünden, etc / Garben, Fassbaender
Weill: Die sieben Todsünden, etc / Garben, Fassbaender

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2006-04-11

Works: Kurt Weill: Die sieben Todsünden (The Seven Deadly Sins), ballet; Complainte de la Seine, song for voice & piano; Youkali, tango habañera for voice & piano; Nanna's Lied ("Meine Herren,mit ...
Performers: Brandt, Karl-Heinz; Fassbaender, Brigitte [Mezzo-Soprano Vocals]; Garben, Cord; Komatsu, Hidenori; Sojer, Hans; Urbas, Ivan

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Of all the opera singers who have recorded The Seven Deadly Sins, Fassbaender's has always been my favourite version. She sings it in the...continue...
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Century Vol 15 - Classical Style: The First Viennese School
Century Vol 15 - Classical Style: The First Viennese School

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2006-01-10

Works: Christoph Willibald Gluck: Orfeo; Franz Joseph Haydn: Quartet for Strings in D major, Op. 64 no 5/H 3 no 63 "Lark"; Concerto for Cello no 1 in C major, H 7b no 1; The Seasons; Symphony no 92 in G maj...
Performers: Abete, Antonio; Braley, Frank; Ciofi, Patrizia; Figueiredo, Nicolau de; Fink, Bernarda [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Gens, Véronique; Hauptmann, Cornelius [Bass Vocal]; Keenlyside, Simon; Kirchschlag...
Conductors: Jacobs, René; ; Müllejans, Petra; Entremont, Philippe; Herreweghe, Philippe
Ensemble: Champs-Élysées Orchestra; Cologne Collegium Vocale; Concerto Cologne; Eroica Quartet; Freiburg Baroque Orchestra; Jerusalem Quartet; La Chapelle Royale Paris; Vienna Chamber Orchestra
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HAR 2908177
Mozart: Zaïde / Goodwin, Dawson, Blochwitz, Bär, et al
Mozart: Zaïde / Goodwin, Dawson, Blochwitz, Bär, et al

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2004-04-01

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Zaide, K 344 (334b)
Performers: Bar, Olaf; Blochwitz, Hans-Peter; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; Lippert, Herbert [Tenor Vocals]; Purves, Christopher
Conductors: Goodwin, Paul
Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music

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Rameau: Castor & Pollux Highlights / William Christie, et al
Rameau: Castor & Pollux Highlights / William Christie, et al

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2003-10-01

Works: Jean-Philippe Rameau: Castor et Pollux
Performers: Brua, Claire; Correas, Jerome; Crook, Howard [Tenor Vocals]; Gens, Veronique; Mellon, Agnes [Soprano Vocal]; Padmore, Mark [Tenor Vocal]; Piau, Sandrine
Conductors: Christie, William
Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants
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Lully: Atys (extraits) / Christie, Les Arts Florissants
Lully: Atys (extraits) / Christie, Les Arts Florissants

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2003-09-01

Works: Jean-Baptiste Lully: Atys, LWV 53
Performers: Bona, Jacques; Deletre, Bernard; Desrochers, Isabelle; Fouchecourt, Jean-Paul; Gardeil, Jean-Francois; Gens, Veronique; Laplenie, Michel; Laurens, Guillemette; Mellon, Agnes [Soprano Vocal]; Mey, Guy...
Conductors: Christie, William
Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants

"What ensures the success of this performance as much as anything is Christie's lively rhythmic sense, and his informed handling of French music of this...continue...
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Handel: Giulio Cesare / Jacobs, Larmore, Schlick, et al
Handel: Giulio Cesare / Jacobs, Larmore, Schlick, et al

4 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2003-01-01

Works: George Frederick Handel: Giulio Cesare
Performers: Fink, Bernarda [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Jacobs, Rene; Lallouette, Olivier; Ragin, Derek Lee; Rorholm, Marianne; Schlick, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Visse, Dominique [Countertenor Vocal]; Zanasi, Furio
Conductors: Jacobs, René

"This set recommends itself as the most magnificently sung recording of a Handel opera ever made." -International Opera Collector...continue...
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HAR 2901385
Handel: Giulio Cesare (Excerpts) / Jacobs, Larmore, et al
Handel: Giulio Cesare (Excerpts) / Jacobs, Larmore, et al

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2001-06-01

Works: George Frederick Handel: Giulio Cesare
Performers: Fink, Bernarda [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Jacobs, Rene; Ragin, Derek Lee; Rorholm, Marianne; Schlick, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Zanasi, Furio
Conductors: Jacobs, René

"If this isn't the greatest of all baroque operas, indeed the greatest opera before Mozart, then I really don't know what is. There have been...continue...

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Ombra mai fu - Handel: Arias, etc / Andreas Scholl, et al
Ombra mai fu - Handel: Arias, etc / Andreas Scholl, et al

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 1999-04-01

Works: George Frederick Handel: Admeto, Rè di Tessaglia, HWV 22; MEDLEY; Giulio Cesare; Radamisto, HWV 12; Rodelinda; Alcina; Concerto grosso in C major, HWV 318 "Alexander's Feast"
Performers: Scholl, Andreas
Conductors:
Ensemble: Alessandro Scarlatti Orchestra, Naples

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Scholl is pre-eminent among today's countertenors for the fine quality, roundness and power of his voice as well as for the artistry of its...continue...
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Monteverdi: Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria / René Jacobs
Monteverdi: Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria / René Jacobs

3 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 1992-11-01

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria
Performers: Bovet, Martina; Congiu, Francesca; Dürmüller, Jörg; Fink, Bernarda [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Hogman, Christina; Hunt Lieberson, Lorraine; Jacobs, René; Lallouette, Olivier; McFadde...
Conductors: Jacobs, René
Ensemble: Concerto Vocale

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HAR 901427
Handel. Giulio Cesare. Concerto Koln, R.jacobs
Handel. Giulio Cesare. Concerto Koln, R.jacobs

4 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 1991-11-01

Works: George Frederick Handel: Giulio Cesare
Performers: Fink, Bernarda [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Lallouette, Olivier; Larmore, Jennifer; Ragin, Derek Lee; Rorholm, Marianne; Schlick, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Visse, Dominique [Countertenor Vocal]; Zanasi, Fur...
Conductors: Jacobs, René

"An excellent cast in one of Handel's greatest operas." -BBC Music...continue...
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