Maria Callas: 'Pure' - Opera favorites by Bizet, Bellini, Donizetti, Puccini, Rossini, Verdi, et al. / Maria Callas, soprano
1 CD / Warner Classics / 2014-09-23Works: Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Vincenzo Bellini: Norma, opera; Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi, opera; Tosca; Madama Butterfly; La bohème; Alfredo Catalani: La Wally; Giuseppe Verdi: La travia...
Maria Callas's complete discography (for the first time joining her EMI Classics and Warner Classics recordings) has been remastered and re-released across a broad product...continue...
Bellini: Norma / Maria Callas, soprano; Ebe Stignani, mz; Mario del Monaco, tenor; Giuseppe Modesti, bass-baritone; Orchestra e Coro di Roma de la R.A.I.; Tullio Serafin
2 CD / Myto Records / 2014-09-09Works: Vincenzo Bellini: Norma, opera
Performers: Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Cavallari, Rina; Cesarini, Athos; Del Monaco, Mario; Modesti, Giuseppe; Stignani, Ebe [Mezzo-Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Serafin, Tullio
Ensemble: ; Orchestra e Coro di Roma de la R.A.I.
Hector Berlioz: La Captive; Hermine, scene lyrique; La mort de Cleopatre / Lisa Larsson (soprano), Het Gelders Orkest, Manacorda
1 Super Audio CD / Challenge / 2014-09-09Works: Hector Berlioz: Herminie, cantata ("scène lyrique") for soprano & orchestra, H. 29; La Captive for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 12; La Mort de Cléopâtre, for soprano & orches...
Performers: Larsson, Lisa
Conductors: Manacorda, Antonello
Ensemble: ; Het Gelders Orkest
A coherent and innovative program featuring two cantatas and a song composed by Berlioz between 1828 and 1830, presented by one of today's vocal stars....continue...
Recording information: Musis Sacrum, Arnhem, The Netherlands (06/18/2013-06/20/2013)....continue...
1 CD / SOMM / 2014-09-09Works: Arnold Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht for String Sextet, Op. 4; Johannes Brahms: Serenade for orchestra no 1 in D major, Op. 11
Performers: Hankey, Tom; Pascal, Diane; Sharp, Matthew
Conductors: ; Woods, Kenneth
Ensemble: ; Ensemble Epomeo; Ensemble Epomeo (String Trio); Orchestra of the Swan
This disc, recorded live as part of the Deal Festival, Kent and the Two Rivers Festival, Birkinhead, documents the emerging mastery of two of music...continue...
1 Super Audio CD / Challenge / 2014-09-09Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 11; Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish"
Conductors: de Vriend, Jan W.; de Vriend, Jan Willem
Ensemble: ; Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
This is the second volume in Jan Willem de Vriend & the Netherland Symphony Orchestra's survey of Mendelssohn's complete symphonies. The conductor's fresh, innovative approach...continue...
Recording information: Muziekcentrum Enschede, NL....continue...
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto; Arensky: Quartet no.2 / Philippe Quint, Sofia PO, Panteleev (cond.), Lily Francis, Claudio Bohorquez, Nicholas Altstaedt
1 Super Audio CD / Avanti Classic / 2014-09-09Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35; Anton Arensky: Quartet for Strings no 2 in A minor, Op. 35
Performers: Altstaedt, Nicolas; Bohorquez, Claudio; Francis, Lily
Conductors: Panteleev, Martin
Ensemble: Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra
Celebrated American violinist Philippe Quint is back with an outstanding new release in a unique pairing of Tchaikovsky's popular Violin Concerto in D major, Op....continue...
The Songs of Brahms, Vol. 5 - Romanzen aus L. Tiecks Magelone Op.33 / Christopher Maltman, baritone; Graham Johnson, piano
1 CD / Hyperion / 2014-09-09Works: Johannes Brahms: Die schöne Magelone, Op. 33
Performers: Johnson, Graham [Piano]; Maltman, Christopher
Graham Johnson is both accompanist and curator of this series that presents the entire piano-accompanied songs and vocal works of Johannes Brahms. Each recital disc...continue...
Recording information: All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London (02/11/2013-02/13/2013)....continue...
Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto in E (completed by Martin Yates); Chopin: Grand Concerto (no 1), orchestrated by Balakirev
1 Super Audio CD / Dutton Laboratories / 2014-09-09Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Hiemkehr aus der Fremde (Son and Stranger), Op. 89; Concerto for Piano in E minor; Frédéric Chopin: Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11
Performers: Sangiorgio, Victor
Conductors: Yates, Martin
Ensemble: ; Royal Northern Sinfonia
Dutton's first recording with the Royal Northern Sinfonia features pianist Victor Sangiorgio in two Romantic concertos. However, there is a twist to both: one is...continue...
Recording information: Hall One, Sage Gateshead, Gateshead (01/15/2014-01/16/2014)....continue...
1 CD / Onyx Classics / 2014-09-09Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23; Concerto for Piano no 2 in G major, Op. 44
Performers: Trpceski, Simon
Conductors: Petrenko, Vasily
Ensemble: ; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
This disc featuring piano concertos by Tchaikovsky marks the Onyx Classics début of Macedonian pianist Simon Trpceski. In both his concert appearances and his recordings,...continue...
Recording information: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall (2012)....continue...
1 Super Audio CD / LSO Live (London SO) / 2014-09-09Works: Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90; Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98
Conductors: Gergiev, Valery
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Orchestra
With this release, Valery Gergiev and the London Symphony Orchestra bring to a close their acclaimed Brahms cycle. Brahms is often associated with the idea...continue...
Recording information: Barbican, London (12/2012)....continue...
2 CD / Myto Records / 2014-09-09Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Performers: Bastianini, Ettore; Di Stefano, Giuseppe [Tenor vocals]; Malagu, Stefania; Ricciardi, Franco; Scotto, Renata [Soprano Vocals]; Vinco, Ivo
Conductors: Sanzogno, Nino
Ensemble: Teatro alla Scala di Milano Chorus; Teatro alla Scala di Milano Orchestra
1 CD / Warner Classics / 2014-09-02Works: Antonin Dvorák: Legends (10), for orchestra (arr. from, B. 117), B. 122 (Op. 59); Symphony no 8 in G major, Op. 88/B 163
Conductors: Serebrier, José
Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
As part of his complete survey of the Dvorák's Symphonies the inimitable José Serebrier conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in the eighth symphony. Though he...continue...
Stella di Napoli - Bel canto opera arias of 19th century Naples, by Pacini, Bellini, Carafa, Rossini, Mercadante, Donizetti, Valentini / Joyce DiDonato, soprano
1 CD / Warner Classics / 2014-09-02Works: Giovanni Pacini: Stella di Napoli; Saffo; Vincenzo Bellini: Adelson e Salvini, opera; I Capuleti e Montecchi, opera; Michelle Carafa: Le nozze di Lammermoor; Gioachino Rossini: Zelmira; Saverio Merca...
Conductors: Minasi, riccardo
Ensemble: Orchestre de l'Opera National de Lyon
Following the success of her crowd-sourced 'Best Of' collection "reJoyce" and her electrifying Drama Queens album of Baroque arias, Joyce DiDonato returns to her heartland...continue...
Franz Schubert: Endeckungen, Bearbeitungen - Singspiels fragments; Songs orchestrated by Berlioz & Brahms / Barbara Berens, Martin Nagy, Steffen Lachenmann, Kammerchor Potsdam
1 Super Audio CD / ARS Productions / 2014-08-26Works: Franz Schubert: Adrast, opera (fragment), D. 137; Szene aus Goethe's "Faust" ("Wie anders, Gretchen"), song for voice & piano (two versions), D. 126; Memnon, D 541/Op. 6 no 1; An Schwager Kronos ("Sp...
Performers: Berens, Barbara; Lachenmann, Steffen; Nagy, Martin
Conductors: Schulz, Gernot
Ensemble: ; Brandenburger Symphony
Ars Produktion again presents more interesting Franz Schubert rarities. Schubert set to music no less than two libretti, including "Adrast", D137 and forty-eight Johann Mayrhofer...continue...
Recording information: Brandenburger Theater, Brandenburg/Havel, Germany (10/2004)....continue...