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Peter Pears: Anniversary Tribute
Peter Pears: Anniversary Tribute

6 CD / Decca Import / 2010-05-03

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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Gemini - Handel: Water and Fireworks Music, Coronation Anthems / Willcocks, Mackerras, Ledger, et al
Gemini - Handel: Water and Fireworks Music, Coronation Anthems / Willcocks, Mackerras, Ledger, et al

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2009-03-24

Works: George Frederick Handel: Handel - Bourée; The Water Music; Water Music Suite no 2 in D major, HWV 349; Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348; The King Shall Rejoice, coronation anthem no ...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Lane, Martin; Shirley-Quirk, John; Tear, Robert; Zylis-Gara, Teresa
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Willcocks, David
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Orchestra; Prague Chamber Orchestra
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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: 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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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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Handel: Messiah (Highlights) / Leppard, et al
Handel: Messiah (Highlights) / Leppard, et al

1 CD / Apex / 2003-05-20

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
Performers: Davies, Ryland; Palmer, Felicity; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Leppard, Raymond
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra Choir
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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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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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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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Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine 1610 / Gardiner
Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine 1610 / Gardiner

2 CD / Decca Import / 1994-10-12

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; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocal]; Messana, John Angelo; Palmer, Felicit...
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: David Monrow Recorder Ensemble; Philip Jones Brass Ensemble; Philip Jones Wind Ensemble
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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
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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