2 CD / Decca Import / 2006-04-10Works: 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...
1 CD / Decca Import / 2001-03-27Works: Carl Orff: Carmina burana
Performers: Burrowes, Norma; Devos, Louis; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Dorati, Antal
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
2 CD / Decca Import / 2001-01-02Works: 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...
1 CD / Decca Import / 2000-09-13Works: 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
2 CD / Decca Import / 1998-10-12Works: 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 Vocal]; Malcolm, George; Marshall, Margaret; Palmer, Felicity; Roberts, Stephen; Shirley-Quirk, John; Tear, Robert
Conductors: Guest, George; Marriner, Sir Neville
2 CD / Decca Import / 1994-10-12Works: 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
10 CD / Decca Import / 1991-09-15Works: 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
2 CD / Decca Import / 1990-02-07Performers: Bauer, Michael; Bowen, Kenneth; Jones, Keith; Pears, Peter, Sir; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart
Gramophone Classical Music Guide
In his insert-notes, Christopher Palmer has pertinent things to say about the sexual climate of Britten's last opera, Death in Venice; but...continue...
2 CD / Decca Import / 1990-02-06Works: Benjamin Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64
Performers: Brannigan, Owen; Deller, Alfred [Counter Tenor Vocals]; Harper, Heather; Harwood, Elizabeth [Soprano Vocals]; Hemsley, Thomas; Kelly, David C. [Opera]; Lumsden, Norman; MacDonald, Kenneth; Pears, Pet...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Good CD Guide
This recording remains as fresh and inspired as the day it was made. Britten's taut, disciplined yet magical reading is unsurpassed.
2 CD / Decca Import / 1990-02-05Works: Benjamin Britten: Phaedra, Op. 93; The Rape of Lucretia
Performers: Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Drake, Bryan; Harper, Heather; Hill, Jenny; Luxon, Benjamin [Baritone Vocal]; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart; Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
3 CD / Decca Import / 1989-04-05Works: Benjamin Britten: Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op. 35; Songs and Proverbs of W. Blake, song cycle for baritone & piano, Op. 74; Billy Budd, Op. 50
Performers: Bowman, David; Bowman, Robert [Tenor Vocal]; Brannigan, Owen; Britten, Benjamin; Bryn-Jones, Delme; Bush, Henry [Baritone Vocal]; Coleby, Geoffrey; Dempsey, Gregory; Drake, Bryan; Fischer-Dieskau, Di...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: Ambrosian Opera Chorus
1 CD / Decca Import / 1987-12-14Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K 626
Performers: Cotrubas, Ileana; Shirley-Quirk, John; Tear, Robert
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus