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Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea / Yoncheva, Cencic, Hallenberg, Mead, Whelan, Brahim-Djelloul [DVD]
Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea / Yoncheva, Cencic, Hallenberg, Mead, Whelan, Brahim-Djelloul [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Virgin Classics / 2013-07-30

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea, opera in 3 acts, SV 308
Performers: Brahim-Djelloul, Amel; Cencic, Max Emanuel; Hallenberg, Ann; Lefevre, Aimery; Mead, Tim; Mulroy, Nicholas; Poul, Camille; Vidal, Mathias; Whelan, Paul; Yoncheva, Sonya
Conductors: Emmanuelle Haim
Ensemble: Le Concert d'Astrée

Emmanuelle Haim conducts this production of Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea, which was recorded in 2012 at the exquisite opera house in Lille. First performed in...continue...
Run Time: 178 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, I...continue...
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Handel: Giove in Argo / Ann Hallenberg, Karina Gauvin, Znicio Zorzi, Vito Priante
Handel: Giove in Argo / Ann Hallenberg, Karina Gauvin, Znicio Zorzi, Vito Priante

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2013-07-02

Works: George Frederick Handel: Giove in Argo (Jupiter in Argos), opera, HWV A14
Conductors: Curtis, Alan

Virgin Classics present a new complete opera recording Handel's Giove in Argo conducted by Alan Curtis, a supreme Handelian conductor and scholar. The opera is...continue...
Recording information: Villa San Fermo, Lonigo, Italy (04/16/2010-04/20/2010)....continue...
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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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Handel: Giulio Cesare / Natalie Dessay, Lawrence Zazzo, isabel Leonard, Varduhi Abrahamyan et al. [2 DVD]
Handel: Giulio Cesare / Natalie Dessay, Lawrence Zazzo, isabel Leonard, Varduhi Abrahamyan et al. [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / Virgin Classics / 2013-01-22

Works: George Frederick Handel: Giulio Cesare
Performers: Abrahamyan, Varduhi; Berg, Nathan; Dessay, Natalie; Dumaux, Christophe; Lefevre, Aimery; Leonard, Isabel; Visse, Dominique; Zazzo, Lawrence
Conductors: Haim, Emmanuelle
Ensemble: Le Concert d'Astrée

Handels popular opera, Giulio Cesare, is named after the great Roman emperor, but it's most memorable character is Cleopatra. In this production by Laurent Pelly...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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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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Drama Queens / Joyce Didonato, soprano; Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis
Drama Queens / Joyce Didonato, soprano; Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2012-11-06

Works: Giuseppe Maria Orlandini: Berenice; Giovanni Porta: Ifigenia in Aulide; George Frederick Handel: Alcina; Giulio Cesare in Egitto; Alessandro; Reinhard Keiser: Fredegunda; Octavia; Johann Adolf Hasse:...
Performers: DiDonato, Joyce
Conductors: Curtis, Alan
Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco

Grammy® Award winner Joyce DiDonato joins conductor Alan Curtis and Il complesso barocco for Drama Queens, an electrifying program of royal arias the 1rom 7th...continue...
Recording information: Villa San Fermo, Lonigo, Italy (07/16/2012-07/22/2012)....continue...
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Leonardo Vinci: Artaserse, opera / Philippe Jarouskky, Diego Fasolis, Max Emanuel Cencic, Franco Fagioli and Valer Barna-Sabadus
Leonardo Vinci: Artaserse, opera / Philippe Jarouskky, Diego Fasolis, Max Emanuel Cencic, Franco Fagioli and Valer Barna-Sabadus

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2012-10-22

Works: Leonardo Vinci: Artaserse, opera
Conductors: Fasolis, Diego
Ensemble: Swiss Radio and Television Chorus

No less than five brilliant countertenors - including Philippe Jaroussky - join conductor Diego Fasolis and Concerto Köln for Artaserse by Leonardo Vinci (1690- 1730)....continue...
Recording information: Deutschland Kammermusiksaal, Köln (09/21/2011-09/28/2011)....continue...
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Vivaldi: L'Oracolo in Messenia / Julia Lehzneva, Vivica Genaux, Ann Hallenberg, Romina Basso. Biondi
Vivaldi: L'Oracolo in Messenia / Julia Lehzneva, Vivica Genaux, Ann Hallenberg, Romina Basso. Biondi

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2012-10-09

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: L'Oracolo in Messenia, opera (mostly lost), RV 726
Performers: Biondi, Fabio [Violin]
Conductors: Biondi, Fabio [Violin]
Ensemble: Europa Galante

L'Oracolo in Messenia, an opera written by Vivaldi for Vienna in 1740, was reconstructed by Faio Biondi in 2011 in a triumphant open to the...continue...
Personnel: Nancy Glor (vocals).

Recording information: Wiener Konzerthaus, Vienna (01/13/2012-01/15/2012)....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
Virtuoso German Violin Music of the 17th Century - works by Rosenmuller, Rosler, Kerll, Abel et al. / Reinhard Goebel, violin
Virtuoso German Violin Music of the 17th Century - works by Rosenmuller, Rosler, Kerll, Abel et al. / Reinhard Goebel, violin

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2012-07-03

Works: Johann Rosenmüller: Sinfonia in D major; Carl Rosier: Sonata (Suite) in E minor; Johann Kaspar Kerll: Trio Sonata in F major; David Pohle: Chamber Sonata in A major ("Nun danket alle Gott"); Cla...
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Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Koln

Over the past four decades, Musica Antiqua Koln has been one of the most influential, and often controversial, groups in the world of early music...continue...
Recording information: St. Apostein, Aachen, Germany (03/07/1977-03/10/1977)....continue...
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Handel: Nine German Arias, HWV 202-210 / Emma Kirkby, soprano
Handel: Nine German Arias, HWV 202-210 / Emma Kirkby, soprano

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2012-06-19

Works: George Frederick Handel: German Arias (9); Süsser Blumen Ambraflocken (German Aria no 3), hymn for soprano & continuo, HWV 204; Sonata for Violin in F major, Op.1/12, HWV 370 (doubtful); In den ...
Performers: Kirkby, Emma
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Ensemble: London Baroque

Virgin Classics presents Rediscoveries - a brand new series devoted to the finest classical recordings that are no longer in print. The second edition is...continue...
Recording information: Abbey Road Studios, London (01/03/1985-01/04/1985)....continue...
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Classics for Your Wedding
Classics for Your Wedding

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2012-06-05

Works: Richard Wagner: Lohengrin; Johann Pachelbel: Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major; Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite no 2; Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!"...
Performers: Andre, Maurice [Trumpet]; Briggs, David; Capuçon, Renaud; Ciccolini, Aldo [Piano]; Dessay, Natalie; Haidan, Delphine; Hendricks, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Krueger, Christopher; Labèque, ...
Conductors: Haitink, Bernard; Parrott, Andrew; Marriner, Sir Neville; Cleobury, Stephen; Fischer, György; Paavo, Järvi; Muti, Riccardo; Ericson, Eric; Nelson, John; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; Christie, Wi...
Ensemble: ; Ensemble Orchestral de Paris; Les Arts Florissants; Nash Ensemble; Taverner Consort; Taverner Players

Choosing the right music for your wedding is one of the most important decisions a bride and groom have to make before getting married. It...continue...
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VCL 232472
G.F. Handel: Deidamia / Kermes, Bonitatibus, Labelle, Panzarrella, Alan Curtis
G.F. Handel: Deidamia / Kermes, Bonitatibus, Labelle, Panzarrella, Alan Curtis

4 CD / Virgin Classics / 2012-06-05

Works: George Frederick Handel: Deidamia
Conductors: Curtis, Alan
Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco

Personnel: Michel Roubinet (vocals).

Recording information: Teatro dei Rozzi, Siena (07/2002)....continue...
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VCL 409262
Wien Am Hofe Leopolds I / Legrenzi, Biber, Fux, Schmelzer, Leoplod I. / Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Wien Am Hofe Leopolds I / Legrenzi, Biber, Fux, Schmelzer, Leoplod I. / Nikolaus Harnoncourt

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2012-05-22

Works: Johann Joseph Fux: Concentus musico-instrumentalis, VI; Giovanni Legrenzi: Sonata à 4, for 2 violins & viola da brazzo, Op. 10/6; Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber: Mensa Sonora; Johann Heinrich Sc...
Performers: Deroubaix, Jeanne
Conductors: Harnoncourt, Nikolaus
Ensemble: Concentus Musicus Wien

Virgin Classics presents Rediscorvieries - a brand new series devoted to the finest classical recordings that are no longer in print. The first edition is...continue...
Recording information: Sinfonia-Studio, Vienna (06/16/1963-06/21/1963)....continue...
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Vivaldi: Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione / Fabio Biondi
Vivaldi: Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione / Fabio Biondi

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2012-04-10

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"; Concerto for Violin in E flat major, Op. 8 no 5/RV 253 "La tempesta di mare"; Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 8 no ...
Performers: Biondi, Fabio [Violin]
Conductors: Biondi, Fabio [Violin]
Ensemble: Europa Galante

Recording information: Studio de la Fondation Tibor Varga, Sion, Switzerland (2000-07-08_2000-07-11&2000-)....continue...
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VCL 025032
Froberger: Meditations and Fantasias / Siegbert Rampe, harpsichord
Froberger: Meditations and Fantasias / Siegbert Rampe, harpsichord

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2012-04-10

Works: Johann Jacob Froberger: Tombeau fait à Paris sur la mort de Monsieur Blancrocher, for keyboard in C minor, FbWV 632; Partita (no 19), for keyboard in C minor, FbWV 619; Lamentation-faite sur l...
Performers: Rampe, Siegbert

Recording information: Schloá Hasselburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany (1995-07-04_1995-07-05&1996-); St Stephanskirche, Tangermünde, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany (1995-07-04_1995-07-05&1996-)....continue...
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VCL 024982B
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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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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J.S. Bach: 6 Suites de Danses / Gérard Caussé, Laurent Terzieff
J.S. Bach: 6 Suites de Danses / Gérard Caussé, Laurent Terzieff

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2012-01-10

Works: Rainer Maria Rilke: Les Cahiers de Malte Laurids Brigge; Chant de l'amour et de la mort du cornette Christophe Rilke; Dans Le Livre des Images; Dans Poésies nouvelles; Dans Le Livre d'Heures; Da...
Performers: Causse, Gerard [Viola]

Gérard Caussé, one of the world's great viola players, takes on the epic musical challenge of the six suites that Bach composed for cello. Joining...continue...
Recording information: Auditorium de Pigna, Haute Corse, France (2010-06-16_2010-06-20&2010-)....continue...
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Lamentazione: Scarlatti, Leo, Legrenzi, Lotti, Caldara / Les Arts Florissants
Lamentazione: Scarlatti, Leo, Legrenzi, Lotti, Caldara / Les Arts Florissants

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2011-10-11

Works: Domenico Scarlatti: Stabat Mater, for double chorus & continuo in C minor; Antonio Lotti: Crucifixus a 10; Crucifixus, Motet a 6; Giovanni Legrenzi: Quam amarum est, Maria, motet; Antonio Caldara: Ca...
Performers: Clayton, Sean; Gnidzaz, Maud; Morrison, Hannah; Thomas, Virginie
Conductors: Agnew, Paul
Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants

The singers of Les Arts Florissants, under the direction of tenor Paul Agnew, perform elaborate unaccompanied sacred works by Alessandro and Domenico Scarlatti, Leonardo Leo...continue...
Recording information: Abbaye d'Ambronay, France (09/26/2010)....continue...
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Vivaldi: Il Farnace / Max Emanuel Cencic, Ruxandra Donose
Vivaldi: Il Farnace / Max Emanuel Cencic, Ruxandra Donose

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2011-10-04

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Il Farnace, RV 711
Conductors: Fasolis, Diego
Ensemble: I Barocchisti

Virgin Classics invites you to enjoy the world premiere recording of Viviadi's Il Farnace in a version that Vivaldi prepared specially for the city of...continue...
Recording information: Auditorium Stelio Molo, Lugano, Switzerland (07/02/2010-07/10/2010)....continue...
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J.S. Bach: Keyboard Concertos Nos. 1, 3, 5 & 7 / Alexandre Tharaud, piano
J.S. Bach: Keyboard Concertos Nos. 1, 3, 5 & 7 / Alexandre Tharaud, piano

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2011-10-04

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052; Concerto for Harpsichord in D major, BWV 1054; Concerto in D minor, BWV 974 (after Oboe concerto by Alessandro Marcello, arr. Tha...
Performers: Tharaud, Alexandre
Conductors: Labadie, Bernard
Ensemble: Les Violons du Roy

Alexandre Tharaud, one of the leading pianists of the current generation, releases a new collection of Bach keyboard concertos with the dynamic period-instrument ensemble Les...continue...
Recording information: Salle Raoul-Jobin, Palais Montcalm, Québec, Canada (09/09/2010-09/14/2010)....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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VCL 840302B
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
Zen Violin / 3 CDs of serene melodies by Debussy, Joachim, Korngold, Kreisler et al.
Zen Violin / 3 CDs of serene melodies by Debussy, Joachim, Korngold, Kreisler et al.

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2011-07-12

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: The 4 Seasons Spring; Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for Violin no 1; Partita no 1; Concerto for Violin no 2; Sonata no 3; Concerto for 2 violins; Partita no 3; Jean-Marie Leclair: ...
Performers: Brown, Ian [Piano]; Capucon, Renaud; Crayford, Marcia; Ducros, Jerome; Gililov, Pavel; Kampen, Christopher van; Kantorow, Jean-Jacques [Conductor/Violin]; Laredo, Jaime; Pommier, Jean-Bernard; Rees, ...
Conductors: Warren-Green, Christopher; Rees, Jonathan; Kantorow, Jean-Jacques; Tetzlaff, Christian; Marriner, Sir Neville; Longree, Louis; Harding, Daniel; Dausgaard, Thomas
Ensemble: Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields; Danish National Symphony Orchestra; Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen; London Chamber Orchestra; Mahler Chamber Orchestra; Orchestre D'Auvergne; Scottish Cham...

Virgin Classics is proud to release a new installment to the successful Zen compilation titles: Zen Violin. Four strings, one bow and 3 CDs of...continue...
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VCL 945562
Handel: Ariodante / Curtis, DiDonato
Handel: Ariodante / Curtis, DiDonato

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2011-06-07

Works: George Frederick Handel: Ariodante
Conductors: Curtis, Alan
Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco

In this complete recording of Ariodante, Alan Curtis, a supreme Handelian conductor and scholar, joins forces with glorious mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato, who, with her...continue...
Recording information: Villa San Ferma, Lonigo, Italy (01/03/2010-01/11/2010)....continue...
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JS Bach: Goldberg Variations / Nicholas Angelich
JS Bach: Goldberg Variations / Nicholas Angelich

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2011-06-07

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Performers: Angelich, Nicholas

"Bach has always been a great passion of mine," says Nicholas Angelich, probably best known as an interpreter of the German Romantics, and described by...continue...
Recording information: Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music, Cork, Irel (02/23/2011-02/26/2011)....continue...
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Vivaldi: 12 Concerti Op.4 'La Stravaganza' / Biondi
Vivaldi: 12 Concerti Op.4 'La Stravaganza' / Biondi

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2011-05-03

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin in B flat major, Op. 4 no 1/RV 383a; Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 4 no 2/RV 279; Concerto for Violin in A minor, Op. 4 no 4/RV 357; Concerto for Violin in ...
Performers: Biondi, Fabio [Violin]
Conductors: Biondi, Fabio [Violin]
Ensemble: Europa Galante

No major ensemble today is more closely associated with the music of Vivaldi than Europa Galante under its dynamic violinist director, Fabio Biondi. In this...continue...
Recording information: Biblioteca de Monastero di San Giovanni Evangelista, Pa (12/17/2008-12/23/2008)....continue...
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VCL 193002B
Seixas: Sonatas and Mass
Seixas: Sonatas and Mass

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2011-05-03

Works: Carlos de Seixas: Missa. Dixit Dominus; Keyboard Sonata no 76 in A minor (Fugue. Allegro - Minuet I - Minuet II); Keyboard (Organ) Sonata no 75 in A minor (Largo - Menuet); Keyboard (Organ) Sonata no...
Performers: Haugsand, Ketil
Conductors: Haugsand, Ketil
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VCL 963492B
J.S. Bach: Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue; Toccatas
J.S. Bach: Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue; Toccatas

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2011-05-03

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite for lute in E minor, BWV 996; Preludes for keyboard (Six Little Preludes), BWV 933/98; Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565; Toccata and Fugue in E minor; Fantasie in G ...
Performers: Hantai, Pierre [Conductor/Harpsichord]

Recording information: Doopsgezinde Gemeentekerk, Haarlem....continue...
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VCL 963272
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio / Schlick, Chance, Crook, Kooy, Herreweghe
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio / Schlick, Chance, Crook, Kooy, Herreweghe

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2011-05-03

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
Performers: Cable, Jonathan; Chamorro, Adrian; Hantai, Marc; Hantai, Pierre [Conductor/Harpsichord]; Keavy, Stephen; Kitasato, Taka; Ponseele, Marcel; Terakado, Ryo [Violin]; Zweistra, Ageet
Conductors: Herreweghe, Philippe
Ensemble: Collegium Vocale Ghent

Recording information: Minderbroederskerk, Ghent, Belgium (01/1989)....continue...
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VCL 963342B
Francoeur, Philidor: Festive and Ceremonial Music for Versailles
Francoeur, Philidor: Festive and Ceremonial Music for Versailles

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2011-05-03

Works: Hugo Reyne: Generale de la garde francaise (after Lully & André Philidor); Appels de chasse; Anonymous, French: L'Assemblée; L'Ordonnance pour le fifre; André Danican Philidor: La Marc...
Performers: Dumestre, Vincent; Pierlot, Philippe; Reyne, Hugo
Conductors: Reyne, Hugo
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VCL 963442B
Scarlatti: Piano Sonatas / Tharaud
Scarlatti: Piano Sonatas / Tharaud

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2011-03-08

Works: Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata for Harpsichord in F minor, K 239/L 281; Sonata for Harpsichord in A major, K 208/L 238; Sonata for Harpsichord in C major, K 72/L 401; Sonata for Harpsichord in G minor, K...
Performers: Tharaud, Alexandre

“I love the extravagance, the sunny glow, the light touch of Scarlatti,” says French pianist Alexandre Tharaud, whose second Virgin Classics release is a collection...continue...
Recording information: L'Heure bleue, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland (08/30/2010-09/03/2010)....continue...
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Monteverdi: Vespro Della Beata Vergine
Monteverdi: Vespro Della Beata Vergine

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2011-03-08

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine
Performers: Guitaraes, Fernando; Pluhar, Christina
Conductors: Pluhar, Christina
Ensemble: L'Arpeggiata

2010 marks the 500th anniversary of a landmark in music history: Monteverdi’s Vespro della beata Vergine, better known simply as the Vespers. The multi-faceted vocal...continue...
Personnel: Johann Debliek (organ).

Recording information: Arsenal de Metz, France (04/15/2010-04/22/2010)....continue...
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Vivaldi: Ercole Sul Termodonte / Biondi, Villazon
Vivaldi: Ercole Sul Termodonte / Biondi, Villazon

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2011-02-15

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Ercole, su'l Termodonte, opera in 3 acts (incomplete, but mostly extant), RV 710
Performers: Biondi, Fabio [Violin]
Conductors: Biondi, Fabio [Violin]

Cast:
Rolando Villazon (Ercole), Patrizia Ciofi (Orizia), Diana Damrau (Martesia), Joyce DiDonato (Ippolita), Vivica Genaux (Antiope), Topi Lehtipuu (Telemone), Philippe Jaroussky (Alceste),...continue...
Recording information: Saloncino del Teatro della Pergola, Firenze, Italy (01/02/2009-01/06/2009); Saloncino del Teatro della Pergola, Firenze, Italy (06/06/2010-06/07/2010); Saloncino del Teatro dell...continue...
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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
Handel: Serse / William Christie
Handel: Serse / William Christie

4 CD / Virgin Classics / 2010-11-09

Works: George Frederick Handel: MEDLEY
Conductors: Christie, William

Recording information: Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris (11/17/2003-11/25/2003)....continue...
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VCL 407082
Handel: Violin Sonatas / Hiro Kurosaki, violin
Handel: Violin Sonatas / Hiro Kurosaki, violin

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2010-10-25

Works: George Frederick Handel: Sonata for Violin in A major, Op.1/14, HWV 372 (doubtful); Sonata for Oboe and Basso Continuo in G minor, HWV 364a/Op. 1 no 6; Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in D major...
Performers: Christie, William [Conductor/Harpsichord]; Kurosaki, Hiro

Recording information: Chapelle de Jésus Enfant (Paroisse Sainte Clotilde), Pa (09/04/2002-09/06/2002)....continue...
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VCL 286262
Alessandro Scarlatti: La Sanctissima Trinità / Fabio Biondi
Alessandro Scarlatti: La Sanctissima Trinità / Fabio Biondi

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2010-10-25

Works: Alessandro Scarlatti: La Santissima Trinità, oratorio
Conductors: Biondi, Fabio [Violin]

Recording information: Paroisse Notre-Dame du Liban, Paris (10/14/2003-10/17/2003)....continue...
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VCL 286472
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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J.S. Bach: Masses BWV 233-235; Sanctus BWV 238
J.S. Bach: Masses BWV 233-235; Sanctus BWV 238

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2010-05-18

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass for 3 voices, chorus, orchestra & continuo in F major, BWV 233 (BC E6); Mass for 4 voices, chorus, 2 oboes, strings & continuo in G major, BWV 236 (BC E4); Mass for 3 voic...
Conductors: Herreweghe, Philippe

Recording information: Abbey aux Dames, Saintes....continue...
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VCL 284812
The Art Of The Netherlands
The Art Of The Netherlands

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2010-05-18

Works: Josquin Desprez: Scaramella va alla guerra, song for 4 parts; Allegez moi, song for 6 parts; El grillo, song for 4 parts; De tous biens pleine, motet for 4 parts; Adieu mes amours, song for 4 parts; ...
Performers: Hogwood, Christopher [Conductor]
Conductors:
Ensemble: Early Music Consort of London

"David Munrow and his Early Music Consort of London are the fountainhead of the English historically informed performance practice movement, and a prime example of...continue...
Recording information: Abbey Road Studios, London (02/1975/04/1975)....continue...
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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
Zen Piano
Zen Piano

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2010-05-18

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 21, K. 467; Concerto for Piano no 23, K. 488; Sonata for Piano no 8, K. 310; Concerto for Piano no 20, K. 466; Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 147, "H...
Performers: Alexeev, Dmitri; Anderszewski, Piotr; Andsnes, Leif Ove; Angelich, Nicholas; Beroff, Michel [Piano]; Ciccolini, Aldo [Piano]; Collard, Jean-Phillipe; Duchable, Francois-Rene [Piano]; Fray, David; Hou...
Conductors: Pommier, Jean-Bernard; Vonk, Hans; Fray, David; Pletnev, Mikhail; ; Kitayenko, Dmitri; Pesek, Libor; Litton, Andrew; Hickox, Richard; Maksymiuk, Jerzy
Ensemble: ; Grieg Trio; Nash Ensemble
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VCL 284352B
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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