2 CD / Decca / 2002-08-20Works: Gioachino Rossini: Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Araiza, Francisco [Tenor Vocals]; Baltsa, Agnes; Best, Matthew [Bass Vocals]; Burgess, Sally; Kraemer, Nicholas [Conductor/Harpsichord]; Lloyd, Robert [Bass Voice]; Noble, John; Trimar...
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
"...[Marriner's] characteristic polish and refinement - beautifully caught in the clear, finely balanced recording - never get in the way of urgent spontaneity, the sparkle...continue...
1 CD / Chandos Records / 1998-05-19Works: Modest Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov
Performers: Bayley, Clive; Best, Matthew [Bass Vocals]; Cookson, Brian; Curtis, Mark; Dowson, Stephen; Howard, Yvonne; Kale, Stuart [Tenor Vocal]; Parry, Susan; Rodgers, Joan; Tomlinson, John
Conductors: Daniel, Paul
Ensemble: English Northern Philharmonia; Leeds Parish Church Chorus; Opera North Chorus
"With the rich sonics, superior dynamic range, and deep, wide soundstage typical of a Chandos production, the five extended excerpts (Coronaation Scene, Varlaam's Song, Scene...continue...