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Venezia - Opera Arias of the Serenissima / Max Emanuel Cencic, countertenor
Venezia - Opera Arias of the Serenissima / Max Emanuel Cencic, countertenor

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2013-02-05

Works: Antonio Caldara: Adriano in Siria; Costanzo Porta: La costanza combattuta in amore; Anonymous, Italian: A' piedi miei svenato (attrib. Vivaldi); Anche in mezzo a perigliosa (attrib. Vivaldi); Frances...
Performers: Cencic, Max Emanuel; Marocchi, Stefano
Conductors: Minasi, Riccardo
Ensemble: Il Pomo d'Oro

For today's audiences, Vivaldi's name exemplifies Venetian opera in the early 18th century - but he was not the only composer to shape the distinctive...continue...
Recording information: Sala Rossa of Villa San Fermo, Lonigo, Vicenza, Italy (08/27/2012-09/03/2012)....continue...
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A Year With Jesus / Gloria, Miserere, Stabat Mater, Magnificat, Requiem by Bach, Pergolesi, Mozart et al. / Véronique Gens, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Andrew Parrott, Riccardo Muti et al.
A Year With Jesus / Gloria, Miserere, Stabat Mater, Magnificat, Requiem by Bach, Pergolesi, Mozart et al. / Véronique Gens, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Andrew Parrott, Riccardo Muti et al.

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2013-01-08

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria; Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248; Liebster Immanuel, Herzog der Frommen, cantata, BWV 123; Easter Oratorio, BWV 249; Magnificat, BWV 243; Herz und Mund und ...
Performers: Argenta, Nancy; Chance, Michael; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Gens, Véronique; Harvey, Peter Harvey; Lesne, Gérard; Neilz, Jacques; Rampal, Jean-Pierre [Flute/Conductor];...
Conductors: Parrott, Andrew; Herreweghe, Philippe; Christophers, Harry; Hill, David; Cleobury, Stephen; Mandrin, Emmanuel; Lara, Francisco; ; Hillier, Paul; Plasson, Michel; Kuijken, Sigiswald; Willcocks, David;...
Ensemble: ; Brunel Ensemble; Ensemble Vocal et Instrumental de Lausanne; Il Seminario Musicale; La Petite Bande; Taverner Players; The Hilliard Ensemble; The Sixteen (Choir)

From Easter Sunday to All Saints' Day, A Year with Jesus is the ultimate collection of sacred music to help celebrate the Christian holidays. This...continue...
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VCL 026672
The Voice: Philippe Jaroussky
The Voice: Philippe Jaroussky

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2012-11-19

Works: Nicola Porpora: Polifemo; Siface; Antonio Vivaldi: Tito Manlio; Ercole sul Termodonte; Pianti, sospiri e dimandar mercede; Giustino; L'Olimpiade; Tieteberga; George Frederick Handel: Ariodante; Serse...
Performers: Cencic, Max Emanuel; Deuter, Markus; Ducros, Jérôme; Gliozzi, Emilia; Huille, Jerome [Cello]; Jaroussky, Philippe; Rial, Núria [Soprano Vocals]; Rivoal, Frédéric
Conductors: Haïm, Emmanuelle; Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; ; Tubéry, Jean; Rhorer, Jérémie; Pluhar, Christina; Paavo, Järvi; Fasolis, Diego; Christie, William
Ensemble: ; Concerto Köln ; Ensemble Artaserse; Ensemble la Fenice (France); Ensemble Matheus; Europa Galante; L'Arpeggiata; Le Concert d'Astrée ; Les Arts Florissants

Established as one of Virgin Classics' bestselling artists, Philippe Jaroussky, who has been described as "the Apollo of countertenors" by Germany's A Die Zeit, stands...continue...
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Sacred Treasures
Sacred Treasures

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2012-09-25

Works: Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Te Deum, H. 146; Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria, RV 589; Gregorio Allegri: Miserere; Claudio Monteverdi: Beatus Vir (II), motet for 5 voices (from Seva morale e spirituale), SV 269...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Argenta, Nancy; Bar, Olaf; Barley, Peter; Blochwitz, Hans-Peter; Bowers-Broadbent, Christopher; Connell, John; Covey-Crump, Rogers; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; Gens, Veronique...
Conductors: Christie, William; Parrott, Andrew; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Herreweghe, Philippe; McCreesh, Paul; ; Norrington, Roger; Sawallisch, Wolfgang; Tate, Jeffrey; Muti, Riccardo; Hickox, Richard; Prêtr...
Ensemble: ; Coppola e Il Suo Sestetto; Gabrieli Consort; Gabrieli Players; Il Seminario Musicale; Les Arts Florissants; London Classical Players; Schutz Consort; Taverner Consort; Taverner Players

Treasures is a new series of 3-CD sets drawn from the catalogs of Virgin Classics, presenting the best loved and key works of the classical...continue...

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Baroque Treasures
Baroque Treasures

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2012-09-25

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Orfeo; L' Incoronazione di Poppea; George Frederick Handel: Serse; Solomon, HWV 67; Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Dixit Dominus; Concerto for Harp in B flat major, Op. 4 no 6/HWV 294...
Performers: Andre, Maurice [Trumpet]; Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Bianchini, Chiara [Violin]; Brosse, Jean-Patrice; Caens, Thierry; Daniels, David; Deletre, Bernard; Desrochers, Isabelle; Goodwin, Paul [Oboe, Condu...
Conductors: Haïm, Emmanuelle; Norrington, Roger; Parrott, Andrew; Hickox, Richard; Reyne, Hugo; ; Christie, William; Mandrin, Emmanuel; Malgoire, Jean-Claude; Niquet, Hervé; Cohën-Akenine, Patrick...
Ensemble: ; Concerto Köln ; Ensemble Orchestral de Paris; Les Folies Françoises ; Taverner Consort; Taverner Players; Trio Sonnerie

Treasures is a new series of 3-CD sets drawn from the catalogs of Virgin Classics, presenting the best loved and key works of the classical...continue...
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VCL 025792
Monteverdi: L'Incoronazione di Poppea / Christie, de Niese, Jaroussky [2 DVD]
Monteverdi: L'Incoronazione di Poppea / Christie, de Niese, Jaroussky [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / Virgin Classics / 2012-04-10

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea, opera in 3 acts, SV 308
Performers: Abete, Antonio; Bonitatibus, Anna; Cencic, Max Emanuel; De Niese, Danielle; Jaroussky, Philippe; Quintans, Ana
Conductors: Christie, William
Ensemble: Les Arts florissants

The culmination of a three-year Monteverdi project led by conductor William Christie and director Pier Luigi Pizzi at Madrid's Teatro Real, L'incoronazione di Poppea brings...continue...
Run Time: 150 min.
Region: 1
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Subtitles: English, French
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Los Pajaros Perdidos / Pluhar, L'Arpeggiata
Los Pajaros Perdidos / Pluhar, L'Arpeggiata

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2012-03-13

Works: Traditional Argentinian: Duerme negrito, folk song; Ariel Ramírez: Alfonsina y el mar, for guitar; Venezuelan Traditional: Montilla (Golpe), folk song; Pajarillo, traditional melody; Polo margar...
Performers: Andueza, Raquel; Capezzuto, Vincenzo [Vocals]; Galeazzi, Lucilla; Gato, Quito; Jaroussky, Philippe; Mancini, Luciana; Mayoral, David; Orellana, Raul; Rodriguez, Mario Hurtado; Sherwin, Doron
Conductors: Pluhar, Christina
Ensemble: L'Arpeggiata

Los Pájaros Perdidos ('the lost birds'), the group has delved deep into the Latin American tradition, tracing its roots all the way back to African...continue...
Recording information: Chapelle de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame du Bon-Secours, Paris (2011-02-??&2011-07-??&2011-).

Includes caballo viejo (diaz) / alma llanera (joropo) by various composers....continue...
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Une fête Baroque! /  Anne Sofie von Otter; Sandrine Piau; Natalie Dessay; Philippe Jaroussky; Patricia Petibon
Une fête Baroque! / Anne Sofie von Otter; Sandrine Piau; Natalie Dessay; Philippe Jaroussky; Patricia Petibon

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2012-03-13

Works: Jean-Philippe Rameau: Les Indes galantes; Hippolyte et Aricie; Dardanus, Tragédie lyrique; Platée, Ballet-bouffon; Castor et Pollux, Tragédie lyrique; Dardanus; Jean-Baptiste Lully: Th...
Performers: Azzaretti, Jaël; Benichou, Olivier; Bertin, Pascal; Billiet, Jeroen; Claycomb, Laura; Degand, Stéphanie-Marie; Degout, Stéphane; Deshayes, Karine; Dessay, Natalie; Fierro, Sydney; ...
Conductors: Haïm, Emmanuelle
Ensemble: Le Concert dÆ Astree

Paris's Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Le Concert d' Astree, under its founder and conductor Emmanuelle Haim gave a concert entitled Fetes Baroques to celebrate its 10th...continue...
Recording information: Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris, France (12/19/2011)....continue...
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Duetti / Philippe Jaroussky; Max Emanuel Cencic
Duetti / Philippe Jaroussky; Max Emanuel Cencic

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2012-01-10

Works: Giovanni Bononcini: Pietoso nume arcier, chamber duet for 2 voices & continuo; Chi d'amor tra le catene, chamber duet for 2 voices & continuo; Francesco Mancini: Quanto mai saria piú bello, solo...
Performers: Cencic, Max Emanuel; Jaroussky, Philippe
Conductors: Christie, William
Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants

Two star countertenors, Philippe Jaroussky and Max Emanuel Cencic, join William Christie and Les Arts Florissants, for a programme of chamber-scale duets and arias by...continue...
Recording information: Salle Colonne, Paris (01/19/2011-01/23/2011)....continue...
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Vivaldi Best Loved Adagios / Fabio Biondi, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Europa Galante and Ensemble Matheus
Vivaldi Best Loved Adagios / Fabio Biondi, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Europa Galante and Ensemble Matheus

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2011-08-23

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Andromeda Liberata; Concerto for Lute in G minor "La Notte" RV 439; Stabat Mater, RV 621; Concerto for Violin & second violin in A major 'Per eco in Lontano', RV 552; Laudate Pueri D...
Performers: Ciofi, Patrizia; Comparato, Marina; Daniels, David; Genaux, Vivica; Jaroussky, Philippe; See, Janet
Conductors: Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Parrott, Andrew; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; Warren-Green, Christopher; Curtis, Alan
Ensemble: ; Ensemble Matheus; Europa Galante; Taverner Players
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Great Opera Duets / Various Artists
Great Opera Duets / Various Artists

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2011-07-26

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: La Traviata; Gaetano Donizetti: Lucie de Lammermoor; Hector Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini, opera Op. 23; Christoph Willibald Gluck: Orphee et Euredice; Jacques Offenbach: La Belle H&eacu...
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocals]; Alagna, Roberto; Aler, John [Tenor Vocal]; Augér, Arleen [Soprano]; Beuron, Yann; Blake, Rockwell; Blythe, Stephanie; Bostridge, Ian; Ciofi, Patrizia; Daniels, Davi...
Conductors: Rizzi, Carlo; Pidò, Evelino; Nelson, John; Gardiner, John Eliot; Minkowski, Marc; Plasson, Michel; Pappano, Antonio; Harding, Daniel; Norrington, Roger; Haïm, Emmanuelle; Hickox, Richard; ;...
Ensemble: ; Ensemble Artaserse; Ensemble Orchestral de Paris; Il Complesso Barocco; Il Seminario Musicale

Great Opera Duets is a 2-CD collection which traces the operatic and oratorio duet from its origins to the modern era - a program spanning...continue...
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VCL 289842
Handel: Cleopatra Arias / Natalie Dessay
Handel: Cleopatra Arias / Natalie Dessay

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2011-02-08

Works: George Frederick Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV17
Performers: Dessay, Natalie; Wallace, Stephen
Conductors:
Ensemble: Le Concert d'Astrée

Soprano Natalie Dessay, conductor Emanuelle Haïm and composer George Frideric Handel make an established and admired team. Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare is a new role...continue...
Recording information: Notre Dame du Liban, Paris (11/06/2010-11/13/2010)....continue...
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The World of the Castrati: The Voice of Angels
The World of the Castrati: The Voice of Angels

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2010-11-09

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo; George Frederick Handel: La Resurrezione; Giulio Cesare; Ariodante; Alcina; Serse; Admeto, re di Tessaglia; Fernando, re di Castiglia; Faramondo; Antonio Caldara: La Pass...
Performers: Baldi, Antonio; Bedini, Domenico; Blythe, Stephanie; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Cafarelli; Carestini, Giovanni; Cencic, Max Emanuel; Cicognani, Giuseppe; Ciofi, Patrizia; Daniels, David; Des...
Conductors: Haïm, Emmanuelle; Nelson, John; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; Hickox, Richard; Rousset, Christophe; Christie, William; Bolton, Ivor; Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Curtis, Alan; Fasolis, Diego; Bicket, Har...
Ensemble: ; Ensemble Matheus; Ensemble Orchestral de Paris

The extraordinary adulation accorded to castrati during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries is still today one of the most fascinating phenomena in the history of...continue...
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VCL 487912
Zen Voices
Zen Voices

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2010-05-18

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Songs (14), Op. 34; Samuel Barber: Agnus Dei; Gabriel Fauré: Pavane, Op. 50; Requiem; Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11; Après un rêve, Op. 7 no 1; Wolfgang Amadeus M...
Performers: Augér, Arleen [Soprano]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Caballé, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Cornwell, Joseph; Daniels, David; Desderi, Claudio; Dessay, Natalie; Gens, V&eac...
Conductors: Schoenwandt, Michael; Hill, David; Barenboim, Daniel; Haitink, Bernard; Equilbey, Laurence; Paavo, Järvi; Plasson, Michel; Guadagno, Anton; Mackerras, Charles; Gardelli, Lamberto; Litton, Andrew...
Ensemble: ; Cellos ensemble of the Orchestre de Paris; Ensemble Matheus; Ensemble Orchestral de Paris; Ensemble Vocal et Instrumental de Lausanne; Kammer Ensemble de Paris; Nash Ensemble
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VCL 284432
Handel: Alexander's Feast / Philip, Ledger
Handel: Alexander's Feast / Philip, Ledger

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2010-05-18

Works: George Frederick Handel: Alexander's Feast, HWV 75; The Choice of Hercules, oratorio, HWV 69
Performers: Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Harper, Heather; Tear, Robert; Watts, Helen [Contralto Vocals]
Conductors: Ledger, Philip [Organ]
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VCL 285202
Charpentier: Messe En La Memoire
Charpentier: Messe En La Memoire

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2010-05-18

Works: Louis Couperin: Les Carillons de Paris, for organ (Pièces d'orgue, no 140); Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Messe pour les trépassés, for 5 voices, chorus, instruments & continuo, H. 2; Mote...
Performers: Bertin, Pascal; Mammel, Hans-Jorg; Sarragosse, Jean-Claude
Conductors: Tubéry, Jean
Ensemble: Ensemble la Fenice (France)

"Not a particularly upbeat CD, but neither is it glumly mournful, and the works are ample demonstration of the intense expressiveness of Charpentier's imagination and...continue...
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Sances: Stabat Mater & Motets To The Virgin Mary
Sances: Stabat Mater & Motets To The Virgin Mary

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2010-05-04

Works: Alessandro Grandi: Motetti con sinfonie, libro primo; O quam tu pulchra es, motet for voice & continuo; Motetti (18); Giovanni Legrenzi: Ave Regina coelorum; Francesco Cavalli: O quam suavis et decor...
Performers: Jaroussky, Philippe
Conductors:
Ensemble: Ensemble Artaserse

French superstarcounter tenor Philippe Jaroussky presents a rich selection of motets dedicated to the Virgin Mary, composed in the late 16th century–early 17th century by...continue...
Recording information: Paris, Eglise Notre-Dame du Liban (12/05/2005-12/10/2005)....continue...
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VCL 939072
Via Crucis
Via Crucis

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2010-04-20

Works: Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber: L'Annonciation; L'Aria, for ensemble; Anonymous: Ninna nanna alla Napoletana; Maxime Merlandi: Maria (sopra la Carpinese); Tarquinio Merula: Hor ch'è tempo di d...
Performers: Bettini, Fulvio; Capezzuto, Vincenzo [Vocals]; Jaroussky, Philippe; Rial, NLria; Rial, Nuria [Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Pluhar, Christina
Ensemble: Barbara Furtuna; L'Arpeggiata

L'Arpeggiata, the French-based ensemble directed by Austrian-born harpist and lutenist Christina Pluhar, releases its second Virgin Classics album, following 'Teatro d'amore', a program of Monteverdi...continue...
Recording information: Chapelle de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame du Bon-Secours, Paris (06/2004); St Michel en Thiérache (06/2004); Chapelle de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame du Bon-Secours, Paris (08/200...continue...
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Handel: Opera Arias
Handel: Opera Arias

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2010-04-06

Works: George Frederick Handel: Imeneo, HWV 41; Floridante, HWV 14; Arianna in Creta, HWV 32; Tamerlano, HWV 18; Serse, HWV 40; Amadigi di Gaula, HWV 11; Parnasso in festa, HWV 73; Agrippina, HWV 6; Radamis...
Performers: Cencic, Max Emanuel
Conductors:
Ensemble: I Barocchisti

After his foray into the early Romantic era - heroic arias written for female mezzo sopranos to perform in male disguise - Max Emmanuel Cencic...continue...
Recording information: Radio Svizzera di lingua italiana, Lugano, Auditorio St (07/14/2009-07/19/2009)....continue...
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VCL 945740
J.C. Bach: La dolce fiamma
J.C. Bach: La dolce fiamma

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2010-01-12

Works: Johann Christian Bach: La Clemenza di Scipione; Artaserse; Sentimi, non partir and Al mio bene, a lei che adoro, recitative & aria for 2 voices, piano & orches; Orfeo ed Eurdice; Adriano in Siria; Ca...
Performers: Jaroussky, Philippe
Conductors: Rhorer, Jérémie

Philippe Jaroussky's last operatic recital for Virgin Classics collected arias written for a castrato singer, Carestini, whose star had been somewhat eclipsed by his contemporaries...continue...
Recording information: Paroisse Notre Dame du Liban, Paris, France (05/17/2009-05/23/2009)....continue...
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VCL 945640
William Christie - 30th Anniversay
William Christie - 30th Anniversay

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2009-11-17

Works: Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Te Deum, H. 146; Judicium Salomonis, H. 422; Work(s); André Campra: Requiem; Florete prata, motet; Exaudiat Te Dominus; Work(s); George Frederick Handel: Serse; Sonata ...
Performers: Allen, Thomas Michael [Tenor Vocals]; Brahim-Djelloul, Amel; Christie, William [Conductor/Harpsichord]; Davies, Neal [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Debono, Claire; Foster-Williams, Andrew; Henschel, Dietrich...
Conductors: Christie, William
Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants

Les Arts Florissants, one of the most influential and prolific ensembles in the world of authentic period performance, celebrates 30 years of achievement with this...continue...
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VCL 871920
Serenade - Songs by Beethoven / David Daniels, Martin Katz
Serenade - Songs by Beethoven / David Daniels, Martin Katz

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2009-10-20

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Adelaide, song Op. 46; Franz Schubert: Der Tod und das Mädchen, D 531/Op. 7 no 3; Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D 774; Nacht und Träume, D 827; Adelaide, D 95; Antonio Cal...
Performers: Daniels, David; Katz, Martin [Piano]
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VCL 863612
De Courson: Lambarena - Bach to Africa
De Courson: Lambarena - Bach to Africa

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2009-06-02

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147; Saint John Passion, BWV 245; Mass in B minor, BWV 232; Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hu...
Performers: Aladjian, Florent; Ateba, Sami; Aubin, Alain; Audin, Jean-Philipp; Audin-Toussain, Agnes; Aurelien; Boterf, Bruno [Tenor Vocals]; Calo, Oswaldo; Cavelier, Herve; Chamot, Marc; Chenadec, Raoul le; Dup...
Conductors: Gubitsch, Tomas
Ensemble: Elugu Ayong ensemble; Groupe Awana Africa; Groupe Eluguayong; Groupe Inongo; Groupe Kokayi; Groupe Lissimbu; Groupe M'Boudi; Groupe Mendzang M'Assove de Libreville; Groupe Nzi Ninbu; Groupe Nzimba; G...

This reissue of the very first concept album released by Hughes de Courson, entitled 'Lambarena: Bach to Africa', perfectly exemplifies the composer's unique fusion of...continue...
Includes mayingo / fugue on mayingo by various composers....continue...
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VCL 348642B
Santa Cecilia - Haydn, Handel, Purcell / Parrott, Ledger, Corboz, et al
Santa Cecilia - Haydn, Handel, Purcell / Parrott, Ledger, Corboz, et al

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2009-05-19

Works: Henry Purcell: Fairy Queen, Z 629; George Frederick Handel: Alexander's Feast, HWV 75; Franz Joseph Haydn: Missa Cellensis, for soloists, chorus, organ & orchestra in C major ("Cantata Mass"), H. 22/5
Performers: Allan, Thomas; Burgess, Sally; Chance, Michael; Covey-Crump, Rogers; Daniels, Charles; Donath, Helen [Soprano Vocal]; Elliot, Paul [Tenor Vocals]; Fink, Marcos; Fournier, Brigitte; George, Michael [V...
Conductors: Parrott, Andrew; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Corboz, Michel
Ensemble: Gulbenkian Foundation Symphony Orchestra Lisbon; King's College Choir, Cambridge; Taverner Consort

Handel shares his anniversary year with two other composers who hold a prominent place in the musical pantheon, Henry Purcell (born 1659) and Josef Haydn...continue...
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VCL 663562
Handel Anniversary Edition 1759-2009 - Arias & Duets / Dessay, Daniels, et al
Handel Anniversary Edition 1759-2009 - Arias & Duets / Dessay, Daniels, et al

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2009-05-05

Works: George Frederick Handel: MEDLEY; Rodelinda; Dietro l'orme fuggaci, HWV 105 "Armida abbandonata"; Rinaldo; Ariodante; Sorgi il dì, HWV 72 "Aci, Galatea, e Polifemo"; Admeto, Rè di Tessag...
Performers: Abete, Antonio; Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocals]; Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Banditelli, Gloria; Bonitatibus, Anna [Mezzo-Soprano Vocals]; Bostridge, Ian; Ciofi, Patrizia; Daneman, Sophie; Daniels, David; Da...
Conductors: Norrington, Roger; ; Curtis, Alan; Haïm, Emmanuelle; Nelson, John; Hickox, Richard; Stubbs, Stephen [Lute]; Kraemer, Nicholas
Ensemble: ; Il Complesso Barocco; Il Seminario Musicale; Les Basses Réunies ; Raglan Baroque Players

To commemorate the 250th anniversary of Handel's death, Virgin Classics is releasing a 2-CD collection of his finest arias and duets. This generous selection includes...continue...
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VCL 960352
Handel: Admeto, Arminio, Deidamia, Radamisto, Rodrigo, Fernando / Alan Curtis, Furio Zanasi, et al
Handel: Admeto, Arminio, Deidamia, Radamisto, Rodrigo, Fernando / Alan Curtis, Furio Zanasi, et al

16 CD / Virgin Classics / 2009-04-21

Works: George Frederick Handel: Rodrigo, HWV 5; Radamisto, HWV 12; Admeto, Rè di Tessaglia, HWV 22; Sosarme, HWV 30; Arminio, HWV 36; Deidamia
Performers: Abete, Antonio; Adami, Filippo; Banditelli, Gloria; Banerjee, Neal; Beaumont, Maite; Bonitatibus, Anna [Mezzo-Soprano Vocals]; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Buwalda, Sytse; Cangemi, Veronica; C...
Conductors: Curtis, Alan
Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco

This 16-CD boxed set contains six complete Handel operas composed over a period of more than 30 years, and arrives just in time to celebrate...continue...
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VCL 958622
Opium - Mélodies francaises / Philippe Jaroussk
Opium - Mélodies francaises / Philippe Jaroussk

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2009-04-07

Works: Reynaldo Hahn: A Chloris, for voice & piano (from "Melodies, Book II"); Fêtes galantes (text by Verlaine), for voice & piano (from "Melodies, Book I"); Quand je fus pris au pavillon, for voice &...
Performers: Capuçon, Gautier; Capuçon, Renaud; Ducros, Jérôme; Jaroussky, Philippe; Pahud, Emmanuel

Acclaimed countertenor Philippe Jaroussky makes the leap from the Baroque to the Belle Epoque for this program of French songs. In his company are four...continue...
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VCL 166212C
Handel: Faramondo / Fasolis, Cencic, Jaroussky, Sabata, Wey, et al
Handel: Faramondo / Fasolis, Cencic, Jaroussky, Sabata, Wey, et al

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2009-04-07

Works: George Frederick Handel: Faramondo
Performers: Bettini, Fulvio; Cencic, Max Emanuel; Galfetti, Duilio; Jaroussky, Philippe; Karthäuser, Sophie; Liso, Marina de; Sabata, Xavier; Sim, In-Sung; Wey, Terry
Conductors: Fasolis, Diego
Ensemble: I Barocchisti

"Until it was revived in the late twentieth century, Handel's opera Faramondo was performed just eight times in London in 1738 and then fell into...continue...
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Altus - From Castrato to Countertenor
Altus - From Castrato to Countertenor

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2009-02-24

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Giustino, RV 717; Amen; Nisi Dominus in G minor, RV 608; Longe mala umbrae terrores in G minor, RV 629; Pianti, sospiri, RV 676; George Frederick Handel: MEDLEY; Messiah, HWV 56, Ora...
Performers: Asawa, Brian; Blake, Rockwell; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Brett, Charles; Cencic, Max Emanuel; Chance, Michael; Daniels, David; Deller, Alfred; Dupre, Desmond; Esswood, Paul; Gens, Veronique...
Conductors: Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Lesne, Gérard; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; Corboz, Michel; Linde, Hans-Martin; Parrott, Andrew; Curtis, Alan; Christie, William; Herreweghe, Philippe; Ledger, Philip [Org...
Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; City of London Sinfonia; Collegium Vocale; English Chamber Orchestra; Ensemble Artaserse; Ensemble Instrumental de Lausanne; Ensemble Orchestral de Paris; Europa Galan...

The male voice hits an all-time high with this new collection from Virgin Classics. Starting as far back as 1902 with the last of the...continue...
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VCL 354762
Teatro d'amore - Monteverdi: Zefiro torna, etc / Christina Pluhar, L'Arpeggiata
Teatro d'amore - Monteverdi: Zefiro torna, etc / Christina Pluhar, L'Arpeggiata

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2009-02-24

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Work(s); Madrigals, Book 9; L'Incirinazione Di Poppea; Scherzi musicali, volume 1; Lamento della Ninfa (Canto Amoroso); Interrotte speranze, eterna fede; Chiome d'oro, Canzonetta ...
Performers: Achten, Nicolas [Conductor]; Arminshaw, Lauren; Auvity, Cyril; Fernandes, Joao [Vocals]; Jaroussky, Philippe; Rial, Núria [Soprano Vocals]; Riener, Michaela; Toth, Zsuzsanna; van Elsacker, Jan
Conductors: Pluhar, Christina
Ensemble: L'Arpeggiata

This exciting new release is the debut Virgin Classics recording of the vocal & instrumental group L'Arpeggiata, led by harpist and lutenist extraordinaire Christina Pluhar....continue...

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VCL 361402
Lamenti - Cavalli, Monteverdi, Carissimi, etc / Emmanuel Haïm, Le Concert d'Astrée, et al
Lamenti - Cavalli, Monteverdi, Carissimi, etc / Emmanuel Haïm, Le Concert d'Astrée, et al

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2008-10-14

Works: Francesco Cavalli: Egisto; Didone; Claudio Monteverdi: Lamento della Ninfa (Canto Amoroso); Lasciatemi morire "Lamento d'Arianna a 1"; L'Incirinazione Di Poppea; L'Orfeo; Barbara Strozzi: Cantate, ar...
Performers: Ciofi, Patrizia; Dessay, Natalie; DiDonato, Joyce; Gens, Véronique; Haïm, Emmanuelle [Condcutor/Harpsichord]; Jaroussky, Philippe; Lehtipuu, Topi; Naouri, Laurent; Purves, Christopher; Vi...
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Ensemble: Le Concert d'Astrée

Emmanuelle Haim follows her acclaimed 2006 recording of Monteverdi's 'Combattimento' with an unusual and inventive program on the theme of the lamento, a literary and...continue...
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VCL 190442C
Bach: Sacred Arias & Cantatas / Bicket, Daniels, The English Concert
Bach: Sacred Arias & Cantatas / Bicket, Daniels, The English Concert

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2008-09-16

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232; Saint John Passion, BWV 245; Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244; Cantata no 82, "Ich habe genug" BWV 82; Cantata no 170, "Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte See...
Performers: Beznosiuk, Lisa; Daniels, David; Harrison, Merlin; Jonathan Manson [Cello/Viola da gamba]; McLaughlin, Hannah; Spreckelsen, Katharina; Thorby, Pamela; Williams, Guy; Zwiener, Nadja
Conductors: Bicket, Harry
Ensemble: English Concert
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VCL 190372B
Landi: Il Sant'Alessio / Christie/Les Arts Florissants / Jaroussky, Cencic [DVD]
Landi: Il Sant'Alessio / Christie/Les Arts Florissants / Jaroussky, Cencic [DVD]

2 DVD Video / Virgin Classics / 2008-06-24

Works: Stefano Landi: Il Sant'Alessio
Performers: Angel, Ryland; Bertin, Pascal; Bonnevalle, Jean-Paul; Buet, Alain; Cencic, Max Emanuel; de Donato, Luigi; Guillon, Damien; Jaroussky, Philippe; Lemos, Jose; Sabata, Xavier; Wey, Terry
Conductors: Christie, William
Ensemble: La Maitrise de Caen; Les Arts Florissants

Baroque composer Stefano Landi’s lesser-known opera Sant’Alessio - the earliest opera on a historical, rather than mythological subject — has rarely been performed because of...continue...
Run Time: 162 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Country of Origin: USA
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VCL 189999
Carestini - The Story of a Castrato / Haïm, Jaroussky, et al
Carestini - The Story of a Castrato / Haïm, Jaroussky, et al

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2007-11-20

Works: Nicola Porpora: Siface, opera in 3 acts; Giovanni Maria Capelli: I fratelli riconosciuti, opera; George Frederick Handel: Arianna in Creta; Ariodante; Alcina; Leonardo Leo: Farnace, opera in 3 acts; ...
Performers: Jaroussky, Philippe
Conductors: Haïm, Emmanuelle

In this album, countertenor Philippe Jaroussky pays tribute to the famous 18th-century Italian castrato Carestini, for whom Handel composed Arianna in Creta. Jaroussky is rapidly...continue...
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VCL 952422
Rossini: Opera Arias & Overtures / Hofstetter, Cencic, et al
Rossini: Opera Arias & Overtures / Hofstetter, Cencic, et al

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2007-09-18

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Tancredi; Aureliano in Palmira; La Donna del Lago; Semiramide
Performers: Cencic, Max Emanuel
Conductors: Hofstetter, Michael
Ensemble: Geneva Chamber Orchestra

In this exciting new disc, Virgin Classics countertenor Max Emanuel Cencic breaks the 200-year-old tradition of female mezzo-sopranos incarnating male characters. Paving the way for...continue...
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VCL 857882B
Vivaldi Heroes / Philippe Jaroussky, Jean Christophe Spinosi, et al
Vivaldi Heroes / Philippe Jaroussky, Jean Christophe Spinosi, et al

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2007-01-16

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: L'Orlando finto pazzo; Giustino, RV 717; Ottone in Villa, RV 729; L'Olimpiade, RV 725; Tito Manlio, RV 738; Andromeda Liberata, serenata (opera; attributed); La costanza trionfante d...
Performers: Jaroussky, Philippe; Spinosi, Jean-Christophe
Conductors: Spinosi, Jean-Christophe
Ensemble: Matheus Ensemble

"Satisfying recitals of Vivaldi's operatic arias are rare commodities. Like Lorenzo Regazzo's revelatory anthology of bass arias accompanied by Concerto Italiano (Naïve, 10/06), Jaroussky and...continue...

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Pergolesi: Stabat Mater
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2006-11-14

Works: Giovanni Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Salve regina, for countertenor & strings in F minor (doubtful); Salve Regina in A minor
Performers: Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; Daniels, David; Roschmann, Dorothea
Conductors: Biondi, Fabio
Ensemble: Europa Galante

Virgin Classics is delighted to offer a new recording of Pergolesi's much loved 'Stabat Mater,' and the cast, featuring David Daniels, the emerging Dorothea Roschmann,...continue...
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VCL 633402B
Vivaldi: Virtuoso Cantatas / Jaroussky, Artaserse Ensemble
Vivaldi: Virtuoso Cantatas / Jaroussky, Artaserse Ensemble

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2005-04-12

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Alla caccia, alla caccia, RV 670; Qual per ignoto, RV 677; Orlando furioso, opera in 3 acts, RV 728; Care selve amici prati, RV 671; Sonata no 1 in B flat (Largo, Allegro, Largo, All...
Performers: Antonini, Claire; Gliozzi, Emilia; Jaroussky, Philippe
Conductors:
Ensemble: Ensemble Artaserse

Philippe Jaroussky has become quite a sensation in France and is rapidly cultivating a strong reputation throughout Europe. Most of Vivaldi's cantatas are for solo...continue...
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VCL 457212B
Handel: Arcadian Duets / Dessay, Gens, Asawa, Haim, et al
Handel: Arcadian Duets / Dessay, Gens, Asawa, Haim, et al

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2002-11-05

Works: George Frederick Handel: Ahi nelle sorti umane, cantata for 2 sopranos & continuo, HWV 179; No, di voi non vo' fidarmi, duet for 2 sopranos & continuo, HWV 189; Italian Duets; Tanti strali al sen mi ...
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocals]; Asawa, Brian; Claycomb, Laura; Dessay, Natalie; Gens, Veronique; Haim, Emmanuelle [Condcutor/Harpsichord]; Lascarro, Juanita; Panzarella, Anna-Maria; Petibon, Patricia
Conductors: Haïm, Emmanuelle
Ensemble: Le Concert d'Astrée

"While the Cantus and Hyperion programs are clearly the ones to have, this new Virgin release moves to the head of the list on several...continue...

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Handel: Messiah / Parrott, Kirkby, Bowman, et al
Handel: Messiah / Parrott, Kirkby, Bowman, et al

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2002-05-07

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
Performers: Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Cornwell, Joseph; Kirkby, Emma; Thomas, David [Bass Vocal]; van Evera, Emily

Virgin Classics make this classic, period-style performance of Handels Messiah under the direction of Andrew Parrott available once again at an attractive price. The excellent...continue...
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VCL 62004
Scarlatti: Sedecia, re di Gerusalemme / Lesne, et al
Scarlatti: Sedecia, re di Gerusalemme / Lesne, et al

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2001-11-13

Works: Alessandro Scarlatti: Il Sedecia, re di Gerusalemme
Performers: Harvey, Peter Harvey; Jaroussky, Philippe; Padmore, Mark [Tenor Vocal]; Pochon, Virginie
Conductors: Lesne, Gérard

Note: This title is rare and is considered a collector’s item. It is priced according to its common market value. If the record label that...continue...
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VCL 545452
Handel, Bach: Arias / Stephanie Blythe, John Nelson, et al
Handel, Bach: Arias / Stephanie Blythe, John Nelson, et al

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2001-11-06

Works: George Frederick Handel: MEDLEY; Hercules; Semele; Giulio Cesare; Johann Sebastian Bach: Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244; Saint John Passion, BWV 245; Mass in B minor, BWV 232
Performers: Daniels, David; Haim, Emmanuelle [Condcutor/Harpsichord]; Hantai, Jerome; Isepp, Martin
Conductors: Nelson, John
Ensemble: Paris Orchestral Ensemble
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VCL 454752
Armada - Music from the Courts of England & Spain / Fretwork
Armada - Music from the Courts of England & Spain / Fretwork

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2000-10-10

Works: William Byrd: Rejoice unto the Lord; The Carman's Whistle, air & variations for keyboard, MB 36; Psalmes, Sonets and Songs; In angel's weed; Fantasia a 5, for instrumental consort in C major; Work(s)...
Performers: Boothby, Richard [Viola da Gamba]; Campbell, Richard; Chance, Michael; Gillespie, Wendy; Hodgson, Julia; Hunt, William; Little, Elizabeth [Viola, Bass Viol, Strings, Viol; Nicholson, Paul [Harpsichor...
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VCL 618212
Sento Amor - Gluck, Handel, Mozart / David Daniels, et al
Sento Amor - Gluck, Handel, Mozart / David Daniels, et al

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 1999-11-16

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Mitridate, rè di Ponto, K 87 (74a); Ombra felice...Io ti lascio, K 255; Ascanio in Alba, opera, K. 111; Christoph Willibald Gluck: Telemacco, nell'isola di Circè,...
Performers: Daniels, David
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VCL 453652
Handel: Operatic Arias / David Daniels, R. Norrington, et al
Handel: Operatic Arias / David Daniels, R. Norrington, et al

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 1998-12-01

Works: George Frederick Handel: MEDLEY; Giulio Cesare; Tamerlano; Ariodante; Rodelinda; Rinaldo
Performers: Daniels, David; Montgomery, Roger
Conductors: Norrington, Roger
Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

"Daniels displays and deploys his talent here in a wide range of arias reflective and dramatic...without a blemish in the sound and with every division...continue...
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