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Choral Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Sacred Vocal Works
Choral Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Sacred Vocal Works

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2015-05-12

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria in D major, RV 589; Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata "Herz und Mund und Tat und Lebeu", BWV 147; Magnificat in D major, BWV 243; Cantata "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme", BWV 1...
Performers: Barley, Peter; Bell, David [Organ]; Bowley, John; Corkhill, David [Conductor/Percussion]; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Garcia, José Luis; Harper, Heather; Harrhy, Eiddwen; Lott, Feli...
Conductors: ; Willcocks, David; Mackerras, Charles; Cleobury, Stephen; Welser-Möst, Franz; Neumann, Peter; Sawallisch, Wolfgang; Muti, Riccardo; Tennstedt, Klaus; Pappano, Antonio; Nelson, John; Handford, M...
Ensemble: ; Academy Chorus of St Martin in the Fields; Academy of Ancient Music (UK); Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; BBC Symphony Chorus; Chœur de Paris; Chœur de Radio France; Chœurs Ren&...

For centuries the Christian Church has exerted a powerful influence on choral composition, nurturing and continuing to inspire works that are spiritually oriented or which...continue...
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Pierre Boulez: 20th Century Recordings on DG - works by Bartok, Berg, Birtwistle, Debussy, Ligeti, Messiaen et al. / Krystian Zimerman, Leif Ove Andsnes, Hélène Grimaud [Limited Edition, 44 CDs]
Pierre Boulez: 20th Century Recordings on DG - works by Bartok, Berg, Birtwistle, Debussy, Ligeti, Messiaen et al. / Krystian Zimerman, Leif Ove Andsnes, Hélène Grimaud [Limited Edition, 44 CDs]

44 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2015-02-10

Works: Béla Bartók: Pieces (4) for Orchestra, Op. 12/Sz 51; Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116; Dance Suite for Orchestra, Sz 77; Pictures (2) (Két kép), for orchestra, Sz. 46, BB 59...
Performers: Aimard, Pierre-Laurent [Piano]; Aler, John [Tenor Vocal]; Andsnes, Leif Ove [Piano/Conductor]; Arrignon, Michel; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Bashmet, Yuri [Conductor/Viola]; Bauer, Vincent;...
Conductors: Boulez, Pierre
Ensemble: ; Berlin Philharmonic; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Ensemble de Violoncelles de l'Orchestre de Paris; Ensemble InterContemporain; Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt); London Symphony Orchestra; Members of the...

On March 26, 2015 Pierre Boulez reaches his 90th year. This great master of music - composer, conductor and writer - has been an exclusive...continue...
Recording information: Abbey Road Studios (01/2001-02/2001); Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (01/2001-02/2001); Groáer Saal, Alte Oper, Frankfurt, Germany (01/2001-02/2001); Gro&aacut...continue...
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Rachmaninov: The Complete Works / Various Artists [32 CD]
Rachmaninov: The Complete Works / Various Artists [32 CD]

32 CD / Decca / 2014-09-23

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3; Preludes (10) for piano, Op. 23; Preludes (13) for piano, Op. 32; Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op. 42; Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat mino...
Performers: Argerich, Martha [Piano]; Ashkenazy, Dody [Piano]; Ashkenazy, Vladimir; Ashkenazy, Vovka; Beaux Arts Trio; Bolet, Jorge; Borodina, Olga; Buketoff, Igor; Cowan, Rob; De Waart, Edo [Conductor]; Dutoit,...
Conductors: Pletnev, Mikhail; ; Previn, Andre; Ashkenazy, Vladimir; Weller, Walter; De Waart, Edo; Dutoit, Charles; Polyanskii, Valeri; Niels, Elger; Korniev, Nikolai; Buketoff, Igor; Järvi, Neeme; Kondrash...
Ensemble: ; Beaux Arts Trio; Jorge Bolet; Mikhail Pletnev (Piano/Conductor)

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Britten: The Complete Works [66 CDs]
Britten: The Complete Works [66 CDs]

66 CD / Decca / 2013-08-13

Works: Benjamin Britten: Paul Bunyan, operetta, Op. 17; Peter Grimes; The Rape of Lucretia; Albert Herring, Op. 39; Billy Budd, Op. 50; Gloriana, opera, Op. 53; Turn of the Screw, chamber opera, Op. 54; A M...
Performers: Alley, John [Piano]; Apekisheva, Katya; Ashton, Graham; Atherton, Elizabeth; Auchincloss, Daniel; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Ballard, Jeremy; Barantschik, Alexander; Bashmet, Yuri [Con...
Conductors: Brunelle, Philip; Britten, Benjamin; Mackerras, Charles; Bedford, Steuart; del Mar, Norman; Burgess, Russell; Llewellyn, Grant; Brabbins, Martyn; Steen, Jac van; Nagano, Kent; Goehr, Walter; ; Malcol...
Ensemble: ; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; English Chamber Orchestra; English Opera Group Ensemble; Gabrieli String Quartet; London Symphony Orchestra; Melos Ensemble of London; Members of the Philip Jon...

Decca celebrates 100 years since the birth of England's greatest 20th Century composer, Benjamin Britten, with a unique limited edition 65-CD box containing his entire...continue...
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Vladimir Ashkenazy: 50 Years on Decca / Ashkenazy, Perlman, Harrell, Fistoulari, Solti, Kondrashin et al.  [Limited Edition]
Vladimir Ashkenazy: 50 Years on Decca / Ashkenazy, Perlman, Harrell, Fistoulari, Solti, Kondrashin et al. [Limited Edition]

50 CD / Decca / 2013-04-02

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18; Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30; Concerto for Piano no 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1; Concerto for Piano no 4 in G minor, Op. 40...
Performers: Ashkenazy, Vladimir; Ashkenazy, Vovka; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Belkin, Boris; Brymer, Jack [Clarinet]; Cash, Teresa [Soprano Vocal]; Civil, Alan; Cohen, Franklin; Cooke, Terry; Corkhill...
Conductors: Kondrashin, Kirill; Fistoulari, Anatole; Maazel, Lorin; Segal, Uri; Zinman, David; Kertész, István; Previn, Andre; Ashkenazy, Vladimir; Barenboim, Daniel; Schmidt-Isserstedt, Hans; Solt...

Decca Classics releases Ashkenazy: 50 Years on Decca on April 2, 2013, a limited edition box-set comprised of 50 CDs to celebrate the labels remarkable...continue...
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Pierre Boulez Conducts Stravinsky
Pierre Boulez Conducts Stravinsky

6 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2012-04-10

Works: Igor Stravinsky: L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra; Fireworks, Op. 4; Etudes (4) for orchestra; Pétrouchka; Le sacre du printemps; Scherzo fantastique, Op. 3; Le...
Performers: Arrignon, Michel; Bryn-Julson, Phyllis [Soprano Vocal]; Causse, Gerard [Viola]; Damiens, Alain; Murray, Ann; Shirley-Quirk, John; Tear, Robert
Conductors: Boulez, Pierre
Ensemble: ; Ensemble InterContemporain

This 6-CD set gathers together for the first time all of Pierre Boulez's Stravinsky recordings on Deutsche Grammophon. It includes the three great "Russian" ballets:...continue...
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The Essential Delius: 150th Anniversary
The Essential Delius: 150th Anniversary

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2012-01-10

Works: Frederick Delius: Pieces (2) for Small Orchestra; A Village Romeo and Juliet; A Song Before Sunrise; Koanga; Sleigh Ride; Fennimore and Gerda; Irmelin; Paris; In a Summer Garden, rhapsody for orchest...
Performers: Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Barbirolli, John; Sargent, Malcolm; Beecham, Thomas; Hickox, Richard; Mackerras, Charles; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Groves, Charles

With the support and endorsement by the Delius Society, EMI Classics proudly presents a new collection of Frederick Delius's finest recordings with new remasters and...continue...
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The Decca Sound / Highlights from the 50 CD Special Editon [5 CDs]
The Decca Sound / Highlights from the 50 CD Special Editon [5 CDs]

5 CD / HBDirect Import / 2011-11-15

Works: Emmanuel Chabrier: España, rhapsody for orchestra, also arranged for 2 pianos; Giacomo Puccini: La fanciulla del West; Turandot; Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish";...
Performers: Ashkenazy, Vladimir; Augér, Arleen [Soprano]; Bartoli, Cecilia; Bell, Joshua [Violin]; Bonney, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Bott, Catherine [Soprano Vocals]; Byram-Wigfield, Timothy [Organ]; Cabal...
Conductors: Argenta, Ataúlfo; Capuana, Franco; Maag, Peter; Martinon, Jean; Kertész, István; Willcocks, David; Ansermet, Ernest; Karajan, Herbert v.; Monteux, Pierre; Britten, Benjamin; Fist...
Ensemble: ; Les Talens Lyriques; Matrix Ensemble; Melos Ensemble of London; New London Consort; Vienna Octet

Includes tracks from all 50 CDs in The Decca Sound box. 55 years of recording celebrating the glorious Decca Sound from the early days of...continue...
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100 Best Choruses
100 Best Choruses

6 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-11-01

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria, RV 589; Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 140; Henry Purcell: Come ye sons of art away (Birthday Ode for Queen Mary); Chri...
Performers: Barrard, Marc; Bracht, Roland; Caballé, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Cappuccilli, Piero; Dernesch, Helga [Soprano]; Donath, Helen [Soprano Vocal]; Erwen, Keith; Frese, Siegfried Rudolf; Harper...
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles; Marriner, Sir Neville; Gönnenwein, Wolfgang; Munrow, David; Gardiner, John E.; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Willcocks, David; Frühbeck de Burgos, Rafae; Vienna Philharmonic Orche...
Ensemble: ; Dunedin Consort; Orféon Donostiarra; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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Ultimate Wedding Collection [EMI Classics]
Ultimate Wedding Collection [EMI Classics]

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-05-17

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208; Orchestral Suite no 4, BWV 1068; Cantata no 156, "Ich steh' mit einem Fuss im Grabe" BWV 156; Cantata...
Performers: Andre, Maurice [Trumpet]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bayco, Frederic; Bo, Alfie; Bramma, Harry; Brown, Ian [Piano]; Bullard, Thomas; Dale, Laurence; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; Gib...
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Parrott, Andrew; ; Kilbey, Reginald; Cleobury, Stephen; Willcocks, David; Montgomery, Kenneth; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; Lysy, Alberto; Faerber, Jörg; Ericson, Eric; Fisch...
Ensemble: ; Nash Ensemble; Taverner Players

All the music you need for your special day is available in this exclusive 2-CD set. The joy, grandeur and intimacy of this ceremony of...continue...
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Corridors of Light: Music of William Ferris
Corridors of Light: Music of William Ferris

1 CD / Cedille / 2010-09-28

Works: William Ferris: Gloria, for soprano, alto, tenor, bass & choir; Ed è Subito Sera, cantata for tenor & string orchestra; Bristol Hills, for string orchestra; Corridors of Light, for baritone, o...
Performers: Shirley-Quirk, John; Vorrasi, John; Watkins, Sara [Oboe]
Conductors: Ferris, William; Heatherington, Alan; Roth, Arnie
Ensemble: ; Chicago String Ensemble

Music & Vision - Howard Smith
Ferris' visionary leaning is especially evident in the title item of the program - the 1994 setting of Stephen Spender's...continue...
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Peter Pears: Anniversary Tribute
Peter Pears: Anniversary Tribute

6 CD / HBDirect Import / 2010-06-22

Works: Benjamin Britten: Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31; Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22; The Turn of the Screw, Op. 54; The Rape of Lucretia, Op. 37; Canticle II, Op. 51...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Brain, Dennis [French Horn]; Bream, Julian [Guitar]; Britten, Benjamin; Bush, Alan; Cable, Margaret; Cross, Joan; Dart, Thurston; Dickinson, Meriel; Dickson,...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin; Bedford, Steuart; Boult, Adrian; Norrington, Roger; Munchinger, Karl; Jochum, Eugen; Davis, Colin; Lutoslawski, Witold
Ensemble: ; Melos Ensemble of London

The recorded legacy of the great English tenor Peter Pears is substantial and wide-ranging. It embraces Baroque repertory and Elizabethan songs as well as a...continue...
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Within a Dream - A Celebration of the Artistry of Richard Hickox
Within a Dream - A Celebration of the Artistry of Richard Hickox

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2009-10-27

Works: Frank Bridge: The Sea, suite for orchestra; Benjamin Britten: Albert Herring, Op. 39; War Requiem, Op. 66; Peter Grimes; Ralph Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (Symphony no 2) (Original 1913 versi...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Barker, Cheryl; Bullock, Susan; Burgess, Sally; Davies, Arthur [Tenor Vocal]; Eckhoff, Herbert; Elms, Roderick; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Voca...
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; BBC Welsh Symphony; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; City of London Sinfonia; Collegium Musicum 90; London Symphony Orchestra; R...

The premature death of Richard Hickox on 23 November 2008, aged sixty, deprived the musical world of one of its greatest conductors. The depth and...continue...
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Testimony: The Story of Shostakovich
Testimony: The Story of Shostakovich

1 CD / United States Of Distribution / 2009-09-29

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (as used in the film "Testimony") (as used in the film "Testimony"); Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102; Symphony no 11 in G minor, Op. 103 "Year...
Performers: Horigome, Yuzuko [Violin]; Shelley, Howard; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Barshai, Rudolf
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra

"Testimony is one of those comparatively rare events nowadays - a real piece of cinema. Palmer's prowess as an editor, his knack of juxtaposing image...continue...
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Claude Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande / Denise Duval; Michel Roux
Claude Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande / Denise Duval; Michel Roux

3 CD / Glyndebourne / 2009-03-31

Works: Claude Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande
Performers: Bredy, Rosine; Duval, Denise; Hoekman, Guus; Reynolds, Anna; Roux, Michel [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Shirley-Quirk, John; Wilbrink, Hans
Conductors: Vittorio, Gui
Ensemble: Glyndebourne Festival Chorus

"Vittorio Gui does not bring a particularly Gallic sensibility to this performance of Pelleas et Melisande recorded at the 1963 Glyndebourne Festival, but he creates...continue...
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Vaughan Williams - The Collector's Edition / Willcocks, Boult, Bean, Barbirolli, et al
Vaughan Williams - The Collector's Edition / Willcocks, Boult, Bean, Barbirolli, et al

30 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-07-08

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 1 "A sea symphony"; A London Symphony (Symphony no 2) (Original 1913 version); Symphony no 8 in D minor; Symphony no 3 for soprano or tenor & orchestra ("Pastoral"...
Performers: Adler, Larry; Allen, Thomas; Angas, Richard; Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Aronowitz, Cecil; Asch, David van; Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Balmain, Ian; Barlo...
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Boult, Adrian; Silvestri, Constantin; Banks, Eric; Groves, Charles; Sargent, Malcolm; Barbirolli, John; Hickox, Richard; O'Brien, Brendan; Davies, Meredith; Willcocks, David; Rose, B...
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; King's College Choir, Cambridge; London Madrigal Singers; London Music Group; London Philharmonic Orch...
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Lutyens: Quincunx, etc; Bedford: Music for Albion Moonlight / Del MAr, et al
Lutyens: Quincunx, etc; Bedford: Music for Albion Moonlight / Del MAr, et al

1 CD / Lyrita / 2008-07-08

Works: Elisabeth Lutyens: Quincunx, for baritone, soprano & orchestra (after Sir Thomas Browne), Op. 44; And Suddenly it's Evening, for tenor & chamber ensemble, Op. 66; David Bedford: Music for Albion Moon...
Performers: Handt, Herbert; Manning, Jane; Nendick, Josephine; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: del Mar, Norman; Carewe, John
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra
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Mozart: Mass In C Major 'coronation' K.317, Mass In C Major  K.220, Exsultate Ju
Mozart: Mass In C Major 'coronation' K.317, Mass In C Major K.220, Exsultate Ju

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2008-03-27

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Mass no 15 for vocal soloists, chorus & orchestra in C major ("Coronation"), K. 317; Mass no 9 for soloists, chorus & orchestra in C major (missa brevis, "Spatzenmesse"), K. ...
Performers: Engen, Keith; Grabe, Donald; Laubenthal, Horst R.; Mathis, Edith; Otto, Hans; Shirley-Quirk, John; Stader, Maria
Conductors: Kubelik, Rafael; Fricsay, Ferenc

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Handel: Judas Maccabeus / Somary, Harper, et al
Handel: Judas Maccabeus / Somary, Harper, et al

2 CD / Musical Concepts / 2007-08-14

Works: George Frederick Handel: Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63
Performers: Clark, Patricia; Harper, Heather; Keyte, Christopher; Shirley-Quirk, John; Temperley, Jean; Young, Alexander [Tenor Vocal]
Conductors: Somary, Johannes
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra

The only budget version of this complete oratorio currently available. A much loved performance that has stood the test of time with its golden cast...continue...

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Britten Conducts Britten Vol 4
Britten Conducts Britten Vol 4

7 CD / Decca / 2007-02-13

Works: Benjamin Britten: Concerto for Piano in D major, Op. 13; Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 15; Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4; Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20; Cantata misericordium, for tenor, bar...
Performers: Blyth, Denis; Britten, Benjamin; de Peyer, Gervase [Clarinet]; Ellis, Osian [Harp]; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Katchen, Julius [Piano]; Lubotsky, Mark; Murray, Alexander; Pears, Pete...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin

This is the fourth volume in the Collector Editions series, devoted to the music of English composer Benjamin Britten. It features authoritative performances by the...continue...
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Bliss conducts Bliss: Mêlee Fantasque, Rout, Adam Zero, etc
Bliss conducts Bliss: Mêlee Fantasque, Rout, Adam Zero, etc

1 CD / Lyrita / 2006-09-20

Works: Arthur Bliss: Melée Fantasque, for orchestra, Op. 22, F. 199; Rout, for soprano & orchestra, F. 162b; Adam Zero, ballet suite for orchestra (9), Op. 67c, F. 1c; Hymn to Apollo, for orchestra, Op...
Performers: Shirley-Quirk, John; Woodland, Rae
Conductors: Bliss, Sir A. [Composer]; Priestman, Brian; Ledger, Philip [Organ]
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra Wind & Brass Ensemble

In the late 1920's Arthur Bliss (1891-1975) was probably the most talked about composer in England, a certainly the most widely performed abroad. This CD...continue...
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Mahler: Symphony no 8 / Solti, Chicago Symphony, et al
Mahler: Symphony no 8 / Solti, Chicago Symphony, et al

1 CD / Decca / 2006-06-13

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 8 in E flat major
Performers: Harper, Heather; Kollo, René [Tenor Vocal]; Popp, Lucia [Soprano Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John; Talvela, Martti
Conductors: Solti, Georg
Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Chorus

"Now at last Mahler's 'Symphony of a Thousand' can be heard on record at something approaching its full, expansive stature. Here is a version from...continue...

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Britten: Song Cycles
Britten: Song Cycles

1 CD / Eloquence Australia / 2006-05-15

Works: Benjamin Britten: Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22; Winter Words, Op. 52; On this Island, Op. 11; Who are these Children?, song cycle for tenor & piano, Op. 84; Tit for Tat; Hen...
Performers: Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Britten, Benjamin; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John

The names of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears are forever linked by their personal and creative partnership. Composer and interpreter have rarely enjoyed so long-standing...continue...
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Essential Choral Classics
Essential Choral Classics

2 CD / Decca Import / 2006-04-10

Works: Carl Orff: Carmina burana; George Frederick Handel: Coronation Anthem; Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Gregorio Allegri: Miserere; Felix Mendelssohn: Hear my prayer; Elijah, Op. 70; César Franck: P...
Performers: Brown, Wilfred; Burrowes, Norma; Freni, Mirella [Soprano Vocals]; Goodman, Roy [Conductor]; Harper, Heather; Hussain, Alastair; Kollo, René [Tenor Vocal]; Krause, Tom; Minton, Yvonne [Soprano ...
Conductors: Dutoit, Charles; Willcocks, David; Daniel, Paul; Cleobury, Stephen; Gandolfi, Romano; Ottley, Jerold D.; Britten, Benjamin; Solti, Georg; Preston, Simon; Marriner, Sir Neville; Guest, George; Haitink...
Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus; Cambridge University Music Society; Chicago Symphony Chorus; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Chr...

This 2-CD set Includes more than 21/2 hours of the greatest 'hits' of the chorus. Performances are by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Kings College Choir...continue...
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Britten Conducts Britten Operas Vol 2
Britten Conducts Britten Operas Vol 2

10 CD / Decca / 2005-03-15

Works: Benjamin Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64; Phaedra, Op. 93; The Rape of Lucretia; Turn of the Screw, chamber opera, Op. 54; Death in Venice, opera, Op. 88; Gloriana, opera, Op. 53
Performers: Adams, Stephen James; Ainsley, John Mark; Alder, Eric; Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barstow, Josephine; Bates, Angela Vernon; Bauer, Michael; Bowen, Kenneth; Bowma...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin; Bedford, Steuart; Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: ; Welsh National Opera Chorus

These recordings of the remaining five Britten operas in the Decca catalog are conducted by mixture of the composer and two colleagues, Steuart Bedford and...continue...
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Britten Conducts Britten Operas Vol 1
Britten Conducts Britten Operas Vol 1

8 CD / Decca / 2004-10-12

Works: Benjamin Britten: Albert Herring, Op. 39; Owen Wingrave, opera, Op. 85; Billy Budd, Op. 50; Peter Grimes
Performers: Amit, Sheila; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bowman, David; Brannigan, Owen; Bryn-Jones, Delme; Bush, Henry [Baritone Vocal]; Cantelo, April; Coleby, Geoffrey; Dempsey, Gregory; Douglas, N...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: Ambrosian Opera Chorus; English Chamber Orchestra; Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus

These recordings of four of Britten's operas conducted by the composer are all classics. Owen Wingrave remains unique as an audio recording and this reissue...continue...
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Handel: Organ Music, Deutsche Arien, etc
Handel: Organ Music, Deutsche Arien, etc

1 CD / Meridian / 2004-08-03

Works: George Frederick Handel: Dalla guerra amorosa, HWV 102a; Suite for Keyboard in G minor, HWV453; German Arias (9); Air in G minor, HWV 457; Sonata for Oboe and Basso Continuo in C minor, HWV 366/Op. 1...
Performers: Fenton, Jane; Isepp, Martin; Kenny, Yvonne; Sanger, David; Scully, Mary; Shirley-Quirk, John; Watkins, Sara [Oboe]

Although most of Handel's vocal and instrumental music outside of the late operas and oratorios dates from his youth, it a naive to consider it...continue...
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MER 84461
Eloquence - Orff: Carmina Burana / Dorati, Burrowes, et al
Eloquence - Orff: Carmina Burana / Dorati, Burrowes, et al

1 CD / Decca Import / 2001-03-27

Works: Carl Orff: Carmina burana
Performers: Burrowes, Norma; Devos, Louis; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Dorati, Antal
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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DECI 467402
Handel: Messiah (Complete)
Handel: Messiah (Complete)

2 CD / Decca Import / 2001-01-02

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
Performers: Downes, Ralph; Harper, Heather; Lang, William; Pearson, Leslie [Keyboard]; Shirley-Quirk, John; Wakefield, John
Conductors: Davis, Colin

Musically, the star of this show is soprano Heather Harper. She recorded this at age 33 with profound devotion to Handel, fine ornamentation, flawless technique...continue...
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DECI 4647032CD
Handel: Messiah / Sargent, Royal PO & Chorus
Handel: Messiah / Sargent, Royal PO & Chorus

2 CD / Chesky / 2001-01-01

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
Performers: Harwood, Elizabeth [Soprano Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John; Young, Alexander [Tenor Vocal]
Conductors: Sargent, Malcolm
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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CSK 106
British Composers - Vaughan Williams: Hodie, etc / Willcocks
British Composers - Vaughan Williams: Hodie, etc / Willcocks

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2000-11-07

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols; Hodie (This Day), Christmas cantata for soprano, tenor, baritone, boys' chorus, chorus & orchestra
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barrow, John; Ledger, Philip, Sir [Organ]; Lewis, Richard [Tenor Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John; Williams, Gavin
Conductors: Rose, Barry; Willcocks, David
Ensemble: ; Guildford Cathedral Choir

This is a classic 1965 recording of Vaughan Williams Hodie, a touching and ebullient seasonal masterpiece written late in the composers life. The perennial Christmas...continue...
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WRNC 674272
Gabriel Fauré: Requiem; Maurice Duruflé: Requiem
Gabriel Fauré: Requiem; Maurice Duruflé: Requiem

1 CD / Decca Import / 2000-09-13

Works: Gabriel Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48; Maurice Duruflé: Requiem
Performers: Cleobury, Stephen [Organ/Conductor]; Luxon, Benjamin [Baritone Vocal]; Palmer, Felicity; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Guest, George; Hickox, Richard
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DECI 4674562CD
Mozart: Coronation Mass K.317, Litaniae Lauretanae K.195, Etc.
Mozart: Coronation Mass K.317, Litaniae Lauretanae K.195, Etc.

1 CD / Eloquence Australia / 2000-09-04

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Mass no 15 for vocal soloists, chorus & orchestra in C major ("Coronation"), K. 317; Laudate Dominum; Litaniae Lauretanae (de Beata Maria Virgine) for soloists, chorus & orch...
Performers: Cable, Margaret; Cotrubas, Ileana; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocals]; Ledger, Philip, Sir [Organ]; Malcolm, George; Palmer, Felicity; Roberts, Stephen; Shirley-Quirk, John; Spoorenberg, Erna; Tear, Ro...
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Guest, George
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ELOQ 4674162
Asia: Songs from The Page of Swords / Asia, Pelton, et al
Asia: Songs from The Page of Swords / Asia, Pelton, et al

1 CD / Summit Records / 2000-05-16

Works: Daniel Asia: Sacred songs, for voice, flute, cello & guitar; Songs from the Page of Swords; Pines Songs, for voice, woodwind quintet & piano
Performers: Pelton, Carmen; Shirley-Quirk, John; Watkins, Sara [Oboe]
Conductors: Asia, Daniel
Ensemble: Musical Elements

"...Soprano Carmen Pelton is postively radiant--I can't wait to hear more of her...And John Shirley-Quirk's baritone shows no signs of age...he really sounds great. The...continue...
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Mozart: Laudate Dominum; Vespers & Litanies
Mozart: Laudate Dominum; Vespers & Litanies

2 CD / Decca Import / 1998-10-12

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Laudate Dominum; Vesperae de Dominica, K 321; Mass no 11 for soloists, chorus & orchestra in C major (missa brevis, "Spaurmesse"), K. 258; Litaniae Lauretanae (de Beata Maria...
Performers: Cotrubas, Ileana; Evans, Wynford; Hill, David; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocals]; Malcolm, George; Marshall, Margaret; Palmer, Felicity; Roberts, Stephen; Shirley-Quirk, John; Tear, Robert
Conductors: Guest, George; Marriner, Sir Neville
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DECI 4583792CD
Vaughan Williams: Five Tudor Portraits, etc / Hickox, et al
Vaughan Williams: Five Tudor Portraits, etc / Hickox, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 1998-02-17

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Tudor Portraits (5), choral suite for soloists, chorus & orchestra; Variants (5) of 'Dives and Lazarus'
Performers: Bourton, Robert; Cox, Michael; Hugh, Timothy; Rigby, Jean; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: London Symphony Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra

"...[Vaughan Williams's] 'Five Tudor Portraits' find the composer at his most dazzlingly invnetive, the resourceful and witty writing fitting Skeleton's words like a glove...The coupling...continue...
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Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps, etc / Abbado, London SO
Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps, etc / Abbado, London SO

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 1997-07-15

Performers: Berganza, Teresa; Davies, Ryland; Howard, Leslie; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Abbado, Claudio
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
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DGG 4530852
Dvorák: Stabat Mater, Legends / Kubelik, Mathis, Reynolds
Dvorák: Stabat Mater, Legends / Kubelik, Mathis, Reynolds

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 1996-09-16

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Stabat Mater, Op. 58/B 71; Legends (10), for orchestra (arr. from, B. 117), B. 122 (Op. 59)
Performers: Mathis, Edith; Ochman, Wieslaw; Schloter, Elmar; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Kubelik, Rafael
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DGGI 4530252CD
Bach: St John Passion / Britten, Pears, Howell, Harper et al
Bach: St John Passion / Britten, Pears, Howell, Harper et al

2 CD / Decca / 1995-06-13

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Saint John Passion, BWV 245
Performers: Adeney, Richard; Aronowitz, Cecil; Ballardie, Quintin; Beers, Adrian; Brown, James; Burgess, Russell; Farrell, Timothy; Gatt, Martin; Graeme, Peter; Harper, Heather; Heath, Kenneth [Cello]; Hill, Jen...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra

"Britten characteristically refuses to follow any set tradition, whether baroque, Victorian or whatever, and, with greater extremes of tempo than is common (often strikingly fast),...continue...
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Mozart: Requiem, etc / Marriner, Cotrubas, Watts, Tear
Mozart: Requiem, etc / Marriner, Cotrubas, Watts, Tear

2 CD / Decca Import / 1995-03-14

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Exsultate jubilate, K 165 (158a); Mass no 15 for vocal soloists, chorus & orchestra in C major ("Coronation"), K. 317; Litaniae Lauretanae (de Beata Maria Virgine) for solois...
Performers: Cotrubas, Ileana; Ledger, Philip, Sir [Organ]; Malcolm, George; Shirley-Quirk, John; Spoorenberg, Erna; Tear, Robert
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
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DECI 443009
Vivaldi: Glorias, etc / Guest, Cleobury
Vivaldi: Glorias, etc / Guest, Cleobury

2 CD / Decca Import / 1994-10-12

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria, for 6 solo voices, chorus, trumpet, 2 oboes, 2 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, strings & contin; "Domine Deus" from Gloria RV 589, for Soprano, Trumpet and Continuo; Magnificat ...
Performers: Bowen, Kenneth; Briggs, David; Buchanan, Isobel; Castle, Peter; Farnes, Richard [Conductor]; King, Andrew [Tenor]; Kwella, Patrizia; Partridge, Ian [Tenor Vocals]; Russell, Lynda; Shirley-Quirk, John...
Conductors: Guest, George; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Cleobury, Stephen
Ensemble: St. John's College Choir, Cambridge; Wren Orchestra
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DECI 4434552CD
Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine 1610 / Gardiner
Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine 1610 / Gardiner

2 CD / Decca Import / 1994-10-11

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine; Exultent caeli et gaudeant angeli, motet for 5 voices, SV 304; Giovanni Gabrieli: Audite principes; Angelus ad pastores ait; Quem vidistis pastores, mo...
Performers: Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Brett, Charles; Gomez, Jill; Hicks, Malcolm; Hill, Martyn [Tenor Vocals]; Kraemer, Nicholas [Conductor/Harpsichord]; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocals]; Messana, Joh...
Conductors: Gardiner, John E.
Ensemble: David Monrow Recorder Ensemble; Philip Jones Brass Ensemble; Philip Jones Wind Ensemble
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DECI 443482
Lutoslawski: Symphonies 3 & 4, etc / Salonen, Los Angeles PO
Lutoslawski: Symphonies 3 & 4, etc / Salonen, Los Angeles PO

1 CD / Sony Classical / 1994-10-04

Works: Witold Lutoslawski: Symphony no 4; Les espaces du sommeil, for baritone & orchestra; Symphony no 3
Performers: Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Salonen, Esa-Pekka
Ensemble: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
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SNYC 66280
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis / Kubelik, Donath, Fassbaender
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis / Kubelik, Donath, Fassbaender

2 CD / Orfeo / 1994-07-05

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123
Performers: Donath, Helen [Soprano Vocal]; Koeckert, Rudolf Joachim; Schloter, Elmar; Schreier, Peter [Tenor Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Kubelik, Rafael
Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
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ORF 370942
Handel: Messiah / Davis, Harper, et al
Handel: Messiah / Davis, Harper, et al

2 CD / Philips / 1993-11-09

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
Performers: Downes, Ralph; Harper, Heather; Lang, William; Pearson, Leslie [Keyboard]; Shirley-Quirk, John; Wakefield, John
Conductors: Alldis, John; Davis, Colin
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
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PHI 4383562
Walton: The Bear / Hickox, Northern Sinfonia
Walton: The Bear / Hickox, Northern Sinfonia

1 CD / Chandos Records / 1993-11-01

Works: William Walton: The Bear, extravaganza
Performers: Jones, Della; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocal]; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia
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Elgar: The Light of Life / Hickox, Howarth, Finnie, Davies
Elgar: The Light of Life / Hickox, Howarth, Finnie, Davies

1 CD / Chandos Records / 1993-10-01

Works: Edward Elgar: Light of the World
Performers: Davies, Arthur [Tenor Vocal]; Howarth, Judith; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
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Bride's Guide to Wedding Music
Bride's Guide to Wedding Music

1 CD / EMI Classics / 1993-09-18

Works: Jeremiah Clarke: Suite in D major; Johann Pachelbel: Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major; Franz Schubert: Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria"; Felix Mendelssohn: ...
Performers: Allen, Nancy; André, Maurice [trumpet]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo Soprano]; Barrueco, Manuel; Bayco, Fredric; Parkening, Christopher; Parker-Smith, Jane; Parsons, Geoffrey [Piano]; Rawsthorne,...
Conductors: Auriacombe, Louis; Marriner, Sir Neville; ; Willcocks, David, Sir
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; English Chamber Orchestra; Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; Orchestra of St. Luke's; Taverner Players; Toulouse Chamber Orchestra
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EMI 648992
Mahler: The Symphonies / Solti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Mahler: The Symphonies / Solti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

10 CD / Decca Import / 1991-09-15

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan"; Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection"; Symphony no 3 in D minor; Symphony no 4 in G major; Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor; Symphony no 6 in A minor ...
Performers: Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Buchanan, Isobel; Harper, Heather; Kollo, Rene [Tenor Vocal]; Popp, Lucia [Soprano Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John; Talvela, Martti; Te Kanawa, Kiri, Dame [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Solti, Georg
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Glen Ellyn Children's Choir
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Britten: War Requiem, Sinfonia da Requiem, etc / Hickox
Britten: War Requiem, Sinfonia da Requiem, etc / Hickox

2 CD / Chandos Records / 1991-08-01

Works: Benjamin Britten: War Requiem, Op. 66; Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20; Ballad of Heroes, for high voice, chorus & orchestra, Op. 14
Performers: Elms, Roderick; Harper, Heather; Hill, Martyn [Tenor Vocals]; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: London Symphony Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra
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