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Stravinsky: Le Rossignol; Maurice Delage (1879-1961): Quatre Poems Hindus, Berceuse Phoque / Janine Micheau; Jean Giraudeau. André Cluytens (rec. 1955)
Stravinsky: Le Rossignol; Maurice Delage (1879-1961): Quatre Poems Hindus, Berceuse Phoque / Janine Micheau; Jean Giraudeau. André Cluytens (rec. 1955)

1 CD / Testament / 2014-08-12

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Le Rossignol, opera (lyric tale) in 3 acts
Conductors: Cluytens, André
Ensemble: French National Radio Symphony Chorus; French National Radio Symphony Orchestra

Stravinsky's short, charming opera Le rossignol is rarely performed or recorded. Written in 1913-14 after the Rite of Spring, its libretto, based on The Nightingale...continue...
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Donizetti: Il Paria / Patrizia Cigna, Filippo Pina Castiglioni, Marcin Bronikowski, Alessandro Verducci. Marco Berdondini
Donizetti: Il Paria / Patrizia Cigna, Filippo Pina Castiglioni, Marcin Bronikowski, Alessandro Verducci. Marco Berdondini

2 CD / Bongiovanni / 2014-08-12

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Il paria, opera
Performers: Andrea Bragiotto; Bronikowski, Marcin; Castiglioni, Filippo Pina; Verducci, Alessandro
Conductors: Berdondini, Marco
Ensemble: ; Coro Lirico Mezio Agostini; Pro Arte Marche

A succinct profile of Gaetano Donizetti's Il Paria might be summed up thusly: a melodrama (according to the libretto) whose dramatic lines are sure, decisive,...continue...
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Harrison Birtwistle (b.1934): Gawain, opera / Marie Angel, Anne Howells, Francois Le Roux, John Tomlinson. Elgar Howarth, ROH
Harrison Birtwistle (b.1934): Gawain, opera / Marie Angel, Anne Howells, Francois Le Roux, John Tomlinson. Elgar Howarth, ROH

2 CD / NMC Classics / 2014-08-12

Works: Harrison Birtwistle: Gawain, opera
Conductors: Howarth, Elgar
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Orchestra

Birtwistle's fascination with myth and ritual has influenced many of his works and this opera, its libretto by David Harsent, is based on the Arthurian...continue...
Recording information: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (04/20/1994)....continue...
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Zemlinsky: A Florentine Tragedy; Six Maeterlinck Songs / Petra Lang, Heike Wessels, Sergey Shorokhodov, Albert Dohmen. Vladimir Jurowski
Zemlinsky: A Florentine Tragedy; Six Maeterlinck Songs / Petra Lang, Heike Wessels, Sergey Shorokhodov, Albert Dohmen. Vladimir Jurowski

1 CD / London Philharmonic Orchestra / 2014-08-12

Works: Alexander von Zemlinsky: Eine Florentinische Tragödie, opera, Op. 16; Songs (6), for mezzo-soprano or baritone & piano (or orchestra), Op. 13
Performers: Dohmen, Albert; Lang, Petra; Skorokhodov, Sergei; Wessels, Heike
Conductors: Jurowski, Vladimir
Ensemble: ; London Philharmonic Orchestra

Based on an unfinished Oscar Wilde play, Alexander Zemlinsky's one-act opera A Florentine Tragedy tells of jealousy, betrayal and ultimately murder. Mezzo-soprano Petra Lang, one...continue...
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Peter Maxwell Davies: Resurrection, opera in 1 act / Della Jones, Christopher Robson, Martyn Hill, Neil Jenkins, Henry Herford, Gerald Finley
Peter Maxwell Davies: Resurrection, opera in 1 act / Della Jones, Christopher Robson, Martyn Hill, Neil Jenkins, Henry Herford, Gerald Finley

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2014-08-12

Works: Peter Maxwell Davies: Resurrection, opera in 1 act with prologue, J. 216
Performers: Best, Jonathan; Carewe, Mary [Soprano Vocal]; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Herford, Henry; Hill, Martyn [Tenor Vocals]; Jenkins, Neil; Jones, Della; Robson, Christopher [Counter Tenor Vocal...
Conductors: Maxwell Davies, Peter
Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies began work on his parodic opera Resurrection whilst studying at Princeton in the early 1960s but it wasn't until the 1980s...continue...
Recording information: Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, England (09/08/1994)....continue...
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Mozart: Piano Concertos K 238 & 415; Overtures The Marriage of Figaro & Don Giovanni / Andreas Frolich, piano. Eduard Topchjan
Mozart: Piano Concertos K 238 & 415; Overtures The Marriage of Figaro & Don Giovanni / Andreas Frolich, piano. Eduard Topchjan

1 CD / Oehms / 2014-08-12

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 6 in B flat major, K 238; Le nozze di Figaro Overture, KV 492; Concerto for Piano no 13 in C major, K 415 (387b); Don Giovanni Overture, KV 527
Performers: Frolich, Andreas [Piano]
Conductors: Topchjan, Eduard
Ensemble: ; Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra

This Oehms Classics all-Mozart disc features two fine piano concerti, K. 238 and K.415 together with the overtures to Le Nozze di Figaro and Don...continue...
Recording information: Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall, Herevan, Armenia (10/27/2013-10/28/2013)....continue...
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Claudio Abbado: The Complete RCA and Sony Album Collection [39 CDs]
Claudio Abbado: The Complete RCA and Sony Album Collection [39 CDs]

39 CD / Sony Classical / 2014-08-05

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: March in D major, K 335 no 1 (320a); Serenade no 9 in D major, K 320 "Posthorn"; March in D major, K 335 no 2 (320a); Divertimento for Oboe, 2 Horns and Strings no 11 in D ma...
Performers: Abbado, Claudio [Conductor]; Argerich, Martha [Piano]; Berman, Lazar; Curiel, Nicoletta; Drabowicz, Wojciech; Fedin, Alexander; Gleb Nikolsky; Groth, Konradin; Kösters, Johannes M.; Konstantin S...
Conductors: Abbado, Claudio

As the sad news of the passing of Maestro Abbado broke on January 20, 2014, heartfelt tributes quickly poured in from around the world. Sir...continue...
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Richard Strauss: Elektra / Evelyn Herlitzius, Anne Schwanewilms, Waltraud Meier, Rene Pape
Richard Strauss: Elektra / Evelyn Herlitzius, Anne Schwanewilms, Waltraud Meier, Rene Pape

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2014-08-05

Works: Richard Strauss: Elektra
Performers: Hadidi, Gala El; Heller, Constance [Vocals]; McHantaf, Nadja; Schroder, Simone; Secunde, Nadine; Sorensen, Rachel
Conductors: Thielemann, Christian
Ensemble: Staatskapelle Dresden

In the Strauss anniversary year, this is Deutsche Grammophon's new key audio release: a truly electrifying once in a lifetime performance of Strauss' Elektra in...continue...
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