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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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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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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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WRNC 84210
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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HBIM 1153997
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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WRNC 27203
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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HBIM 1154120
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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LYTA 265
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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WRNC 066362B
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

Collection Du Millenaire....continue...
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DGGI 476217
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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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
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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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
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
Britten: Death in Venice
Britten: Death in Venice

2 CD / Decca Import / 1990-02-07

Performers: 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...
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