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Tchaikovsky: Arias / Ghena Dimitrova, soprano
Tchaikovsky: Arias / Ghena Dimitrova, soprano

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2014-03-25

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades; The Maid of Orleans; The Life-Guardsman; Iolanta; The Enchantress; Eugen Onegin; Mazeppa
Performers: Dimitrova, Ghena
Conductors: Peskó, Zoltán

Audiences in the West who have doted for decades overworks such as his '1812', 'Pathetique' symphony and First Piano Concerto maybe enlightened to experience any...continue...
Recording information: Italian Institute, Budapest (1986)....continue...
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Rossini: William Tell & other Overtures / Roy Goodman
Rossini: William Tell & other Overtures / Roy Goodman

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2014-03-25

Works: Gioachino Rossini: La scala di seta; L'Italiana in Algeri; Il barbiere di Siviglia; La gazza ladra; Semiramide; Overture to Le siège de Corinthe; Guillaume Tell
Conductors: Goodman, Roy
Ensemble: ; Hanover Band

Rossini was known to be a composer who completed works at great speed. The legend behind the premier of La gazza ladra(The Thieving Magpie) has...continue...
Recording information: Abbey Road Studios, London, Great Britain (11/06/1994-11/08/1994)....continue...
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Pergolesi: La Contadina; Mass in F; Concertos and sonatas / I Solisti di Milano
Pergolesi: La Contadina; Mass in F; Concertos and sonatas / I Solisti di Milano

3 CD / Newton Classics / 2014-02-25

Works: Giovanni Pergolesi: Concerto for Violin in B flat major; Work(s); Sonata for violin & continuo in G major; Trio for 2 violins & continuo in B flat major (doubtful); La contadina astuta, intermezzo in...
Conductors: Ephrikian, Angelo
Ensemble: I Solisti Milano; Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Choir

A most welcome and unique 3CD aggregation of Giovanni Pergolesi's vocal and instrumental music. Dead at only 26, his music of nevertheless had a remarkable...continue...
Recording information: Villa Litta, Milano....continue...
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Domenico Cimarosa: Il maestro di cappella; Arias / Gastone Sarti, baritone
Domenico Cimarosa: Il maestro di cappella; Arias / Gastone Sarti, baritone

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2013-09-24

Works: Domenico Cimarosa: Il Maestro di cappella; I due baroni di Rocca Azzura; A mme'sto vico in faccia, aria buffa; Apri il timpano sonoro, aria buffa
Performers: Sarti, Gastone
Conductors: Ephrikian, Angelo
Ensemble: I Solisti Milano

The violinist and conductor Angelo Ephrikian (1913 - 1982) was a post-war pioneer in the rediscovery of Renaissance and Baroque Italian music, notably the music...continue...
Recording information: Villa Litta, Milan (12/09/1968-12/16/1968)....continue...
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Massenet: Hérodiade / Domingo, fleming, Zajick, Pons / San Francisco Opera, Gergiev
Massenet: Hérodiade / Domingo, fleming, Zajick, Pons / San Francisco Opera, Gergiev

2 CD / Newton Classics / 2013-08-27

Works: Jules Massenet: Hérodiade
Conductors: Gergiev, Valery
Ensemble: San Francisco Opera Chorus

This recording of the 1994 San Francisco production of Herodiade was a significant milestone, not least for its stellar cast and Valery Gergiev's commanding and...continue...
Personnel: Plácido Domingo (vocals); Renée Fleming (vocals); Kenneth Cox, Dolora Zajick, Juan Pons, Alfredo Portilla, Eduardo del Campo, Kristin Clayton, Hector Vásquez (vocals).
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Toti dal Monte: A Tribute - Mozart, Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Bizet, et al. / Antonietta Meneghel
Toti dal Monte: A Tribute - Mozart, Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Bizet, et al. / Antonietta Meneghel

3 CD / Newton Classics / 2013-07-30

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro; Don Giovanni; Gioachino Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia; Guglielmo Tell; Vincenzo Bellini: La sonnambula, opera; Norma, opera; Gaetano Donizetti: Don Pas...
Performers: Beuf, Antoine [Baritone (Vocal)]; Bourdon, Rosario; Gigli, Beniamino [Tenor vocals]; Monte, Toti Dal; Montesanto, Luigi; Palombini, Vittoria; Schipa, Tito [Tenor Vocal]
Conductors: Berrettoni, Umberto; Ghione, Franco; Sabajno, Carlo; Santini, Giorgio; de Fabritiis, Oliviero; Nastrucci, Gino

Antonietta Meneghel, better known by her stage name Toti Dal Monte, was a celebrated Italian opera soprano with a sweet lyric voice. Her voice, "naturally...continue...
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Shirley Verrett Edition - Songs from her early career by Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Copland Falla et al.
Shirley Verrett Edition - Songs from her early career by Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Copland Falla et al.

4 CD / Newton Classics / 2013-04-30

Works: Traditional Spiritual: Oh Freedom; Eliseo Grenet Sánchez: Lamento esclavo (The Song of a Slave), song; Lewis Allan: Strange Fruit; Kurt Weill: Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny; Lost in the ...
Performers: Verrett, Shirley [Mezzo Soprano Vocals]; Wadsworth, Charles
Conductors: Paur, Leonard de; Fasano, Renato
Ensemble: ; I Virtuosi di Roma

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Verdi: Overtures, Preludes and Sinfonias for orchestra / Marko Letonja
Verdi: Overtures, Preludes and Sinfonias for orchestra / Marko Letonja

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2013-01-29

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Aida, opera; La Forza del destino; Giovanna d'Arco; Luisa Miller; I Masnadieri; Otello; I Vespri siciliani; Nabucco
Conductors: Letonja, Marko
Ensemble: ; Orchestra Regionale Filarmonia Veneta

The preludes and overtures to his operas fulfil different functions according to the nature of the main work, and when he wrote it. This broad...continue...
Recording information: Villa Pisani, Biadene di Montebelluna, Treviso (09/01/2002-09/06/2002)....continue...
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Mozart: Opera Arias for Bass from Don Giovanni; Le nozze di Fagaro; Magic Flute et al. / Ferruccio Furlanetto, bass
Mozart: Opera Arias for Bass from Don Giovanni; Le nozze di Fagaro; Magic Flute et al. / Ferruccio Furlanetto, bass

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2012-09-25

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492; Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620; Don Giovanni, K 527; Così fan tutte, K 588
Performers: Furlanetto, Ferruccio
Conductors: Marin, Ion
Ensemble: ; Vienna Symphony Orchestra

This exciting release features 15 of Mozart's most popular operatic arias, performed by legendary bass-baritone Ferruccio Furlanetto. Representing the pinnacle of Mozart's mature style, these...continue...
Recording information: Sofiensaal, Vienna (10/05/1990)....continue...
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Frederica von Stade in Duets, Arias, Scenes & Songs
Frederica von Stade in Duets, Arias, Scenes & Songs

4 CD / Newton Classics / 2012-05-29

Works: Robert Schumann: Botschaft ("Nelken wind ich und Jasmin"), for soprano voice, alto voice & piano (Spanisches Liedersp; Das Glück (" Vöglein vom Zweig"), song for voice & piano (Lieder-Album...
Performers: Blegen, Judith [Soprano Vocals]; Brehm, Alvin; de Peyer, Gervase [Clarinet]; Glickman, Loren; Katz, Martin [Piano]; Kavafian, Ani; Kavafian, Ida [Violin]; Lesser, Laurence; Maria, Joel Del; Phillips,...
Conductors: Bernardi, Mario; Davis, Andrew

Born in 1945, Frederica von Stade - who auditioned for the Met on a $50 bet - is considered one of the world's most accomplished...continue...
Recording information: Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (08/1977/07/1978); National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Canada (08/1977/07/1978); Studio No. 1, Abbey Road, London (08/1977/07/1978); Columbia...continue...
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Kiri Te Kanawa Sings Verdi & Puccini / Pritchard
Kiri Te Kanawa Sings Verdi & Puccini / Pritchard

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2012-04-24

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlo; Il trovatore; La traviata; Giacomo Puccini: Le villi; Tosca; La rondine; La bohème; Manon Lescaut; Gianni Schicchi, opera; Madama Butterfly
Performers: Dale, Laurence; Te Kanawa, Kiri, Dame [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Pritchard, John
Ensemble: ; London Philharmonic Orchestra

The New Zealand-born Kiri Te Kanawa's lyric soprano voice and captivating stage presence have, throughout her operatic career, won her critical acclaim and a multitude

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Recording information: EMI Studios, Abbey Road, London (09/17/1981)....continue...
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Handel: Opera Arias / Nathalie Stutzmann, Roy Goodman
Handel: Opera Arias / Nathalie Stutzmann, Roy Goodman

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2012-01-31

Works: George Frederick Handel: Orlando; Aci, Galatea e Polifemo; Rinaldo; Giulio Cesare; Floridante; Partenope; Radamisto
Performers: Diaz, Raul
Conductors: Goodman, Roy
Ensemble: Hanover Band

Contralto Nathalie Stutzmann was not yet 30 years of age when she made this extraordinarily dramatic recording of arias from Handel's Italian operas. It showcases...continue...
Recording information: Rosslyn Hill Chapel, Hampstead, London (10/1991)....continue...
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Borodin: Symphonies Nos. 1-3; Overture & Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor; Etc. / Davis
Borodin: Symphonies Nos. 1-3; Overture & Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor; Etc. / Davis

2 CD / Newton Classics / 2012-01-31

Works: Alexander Borodin: Symphony no 1 in E flat major; Symphony no 2 in B minor; Symphony no 3 in A minor; Quartet for Strings no 2 in D; In the steppes of central Asia; Prince Igor
Conductors: Davis, Andrew; Bernstein, Leonard
Ensemble: ; Toronto Symphony Orchestra

'In the First and Third Symphonies Davis's marvellous sense of style and the clear, bright recordings are well aligned. His extraordinarily keen sense of rhythm...continue...

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Wagner: Arias / Kirsten Flagstad, soprano with Lauritz Melchoir and Gordon Dillworth
Wagner: Arias / Kirsten Flagstad, soprano with Lauritz Melchoir and Gordon Dillworth

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2011-11-15

Works: Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde; Lohengrin; Parsifal; Die Walküre; Götterdämmerung
Performers: Dilworth, Gordon; Flagstad, Kirsten [Soprano Vocals]; Melchior, Lauritz [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: McArthur, Edwin; Ormandy, Eugene; Lange, Hans
Ensemble: ; Philadelphia Orchestra; San Francisco Opera Orchestra; Victor Symphony Orchestra

These recordings were made when the great Norwegian soprano was in her vocal prime, between 1935 and 1940. Although her voice remained astonishingly well preserved...continue...
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Wagner: Opera Arias / Simon Estes
Wagner: Opera Arias / Simon Estes

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2011-06-28

Works: Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman; Die Walküre; Parsifal
Performers: Bundschuh, Eva-Maria; Estes, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Reeh, Heinz
Conductors: Fricke, Heinz
Ensemble: Staatskapelle Berlin

Once a medical student in Iowa, Simon Estes left his studies to attend Julliard and eventually became the first black, male artist to take a...continue...
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Rita Streich sings Waltzes & Arias
Rita Streich sings Waltzes & Arias

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2011-06-28

Works: Johann Strauss II: Frühlingsstimmen, Op. 410; Die Tänzerin Fanny Elssler; Camille Saint-Saëns: Le rossignol; Giuseppe Verdi: Lo spazzacamino, song for voice & piano; Benjamin Godard: J...
Performers: Streich, Rita
Conductors: Gaebel, Kurt
Ensemble: Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin

"...she delights the ear from start to finish. Highly recommended, this true Original." -Gramophone Magazine...continue...
Recording information: Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, Germany....continue...
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Stravinsky: The Works for Piano & Violin / Isabelle van Keulen / soprano Brouwenstijn
Stravinsky: The Works for Piano & Violin / Isabelle van Keulen / soprano Brouwenstijn

2 CD / Newton Classics / 2011-05-31

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite; Le Baiser de la fée; Danse russe; Mavra; Pastorale for Violin and Piano; Divertimento, transcription for violin & piano by Stravinsky & Samuel Dushkin (after T...
Performers: Mustonen, Olli [Conductor/Piano]; van Keulen, Isabelle [Violin]

The title is something of a charming misnomer: only a few minutes of Stravinsky's all-encompassing output were originally scored for violin and piano. However, once...continue...
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Beethoven, Verdi, Wagner, & Weber: Operatic Arias / Brouwenstijn
Beethoven, Verdi, Wagner, & Weber: Operatic Arias / Brouwenstijn

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2011-05-31

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Ah, Perfido!, Op. 65; Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz; Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser; Lohengrin; The Flying Dutchman; Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlo; Il trovatore; La for...
Performers: Brouwenstijn, Gre
Conductors: Otterloo, Willem Van; Moralt, Rudolf

The Dutch soprano Gré Brouwenstijn has long been held in the highest esteem within her own country for the fearless vibrancy of her approach to...continue...
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Russian Overtures & Orchestral Works
Russian Overtures & Orchestral Works

2 CD / Newton Classics / 2011-01-25

Works: Mikhail Glinka: Ruslan and Ludmila; Alexander Borodin: Prince Igor; Dmitry Shostakovich: Festive Overture, Op. 96; Sergey Prokofiev: Semyon Kotko Suite, Op. 81a; Dmitry Kabalevsky: Colas Breugnon, Op...
Conductors: Pletnev, Mikhail

This stunning 2 CD set includes a mix of the familiar and the not-so-familiar: Liadov's exquisite miniature tone poems and Glinka's effervescent overture to Ruslan...continue...
Recording information: Concert Hall, Moscow Conservatory....continue...

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