1 CD / Chandos Records / 2010-02-23Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Iolanta; Carl Maria von Weber: Euryanthe; John Adams: Doctor Atomic; Giuseppe Verdi: Otello; Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser; The Mastersingers of Nuremberg; Wolfgang Amade...
Performers: Brain-Gabbott, Emma; Crowe, Lucy; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Gibbons, Anne-Marie; Hancock, Gareth; Jenkin, Kathryn; Long, Matthew [Tenor Vocal]; Miles-Johnson, Deborah
Conductors: Gardner, Edward
Leading baritone and dramatic interpreter of his generation, Gerald Finley is an artist who sets alight the stage and delights the ear, whatever role he...continue...
Recording information: Blackheath Halls, London, England (04/13/2009-04/16/2009)....continue...
2 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2009-02-24Works: Leonard Bernstein: Alleluia
Performers: Achammer, Barbara; Bassman, Damien; Bauer, Andreas; Dlouhy, Theresa; Drexel, Georg; Fieldes, Mat; Frölich, Bernd; Gassner, Suzanne; Gellev, Vesselin; Gheorghiu, Alexander; Gruber, Heidemaria; Ha...
Conductors: Järvi, Kristjan
Ensemble: Absolute Ensemble
One of Bernstein's most controversial compositions, 'Mass' was written at the request of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis for the opening of the John F. Kennedy Center...continue...
Leonard Bernstein's Mass: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers was given a mixed reception upon its premiere as the inaugural production at the opera house of the John F. Kennedy Center fo...continue...
1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2008-09-30Works: Stephen Paulus: Splendid Jewel; Benjamin Britten: Hymn to the Virgin; Cecilia McDowall: Three Latin Motets, for chorus; Herbert Howells: Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus; Javier Busto: Marian Pieces (2),...
Performers: Branch, Sonia; Comeaux, Robert; Ewer, Cassandra; Herbert, Jacob W.; Lloyd, Rebecca; Markham, Caroline; Platt, Carol; Rinsema, Joel M.; Rugen, Kira Z.; Topping, David
Conductors: Bruffy, Charles
Ensemble: Phoenix Chorale
BBC Music Magazine
Jean Belmont Ford's cycle Electa is a real discovery, performed with a naturalness and ease that carries one unerringly through very unfamiliar musical...continue...
1 CD / Chandos Records / 2008-09-30Works: Francesco Manfredini: Concerti grossi (12), Op. 3; Alessandro Scarlatti: Oh di Betlemme altera povertà, chamber cantata for soprano & strings ("Cantata pastorale per la nati; Antonio Vivaldi: ...
Performers: Gritton, Susan; Standage, Simon [Violin/Conductor]; Trevor, Caroline
Conductors: Standage, Simon
Ensemble: Collegium Musicum 90; Collegium Musicum 90 Choir
"Here's a reissue of one of the most successful and accessible items in the early music catalog of the British label Chandos. Originally issued in...continue...
2 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2008-02-05Works: John Foulds: A World Requiem, Op. 60
Performers: Charbonnet, Jeanne-Michèle; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Hicks, Malcolm; Skelton, Stuart; Wyn-Rogers, Catherine
Conductors: Botstein, Leon
Ensemble: Trinity Boys Choir
"Though the work is a virtuoso piece of writing with no living performance tradition behind it, the soloists, choruses, and orchestra handle the work with...continue...
2 CD / Chandos Records / 2007-11-06Works: Leos Janácek: Káta Kabanová, opera, JW 1/8
Performers: Barker, Cheryl; Brubaker, Robert; Hampton, Claire; Henschel, Jane; Hoare, Peter [; Holtam, Philip Lloyd; Howell, Gwynne; Meinir, Sian; Simmonds, Victoria; Webb, Owen; Wedd, Peter; Wilkinson, Kathleen
Conductors: Rizzi, Carlo
Ensemble: Welsh National Opera Chorus
Janacek once wrote that Katya Kabanova, his sixth opera, was "one of my most tender works," and his score contrasts extreme beauty with fateful oppression...continue...
3 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2007-10-23Works: Granville Bantock: Omar Khayyam, for soloists, chorus & orchestra
Performers: Menna, Sian; Price, Edward; Robinson, Olivia; Spence, Toby; Williams, Roderick [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Wyn-Rogers, Catherine
Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Bantock succeeded Sir Edward Elgar at Birmingham University in 1908. During his time there he developed an interest in large-scale choral composition, producing among other...continue...
2 CD / Chandos Records / 2007-07-31Works: Engelbert Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Performers: Coppen, Sarah; Evans, Rebecca; Hayward, Robert; Henschel, Jane; Larmore, Jennifer; Montague, Diana; Plowright, Rosalind Plowright; Vocal], Sarah Tynan [Soprano
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: New London Children's Choir
"Simply unmissable for any fans of this opera, Anglophone or not, Mackerras balances the songful and the sinister with absolute sureness. There is not a...continue...
2 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2004-11-23Works: Samuel Barber: Vanessa, Op. 32
Performers: Birchall, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Brewer, Christine; Burden, William; Charlesworth, Stephen; Davies, Neal [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Graham, Susan; Wyn-Rogers, Catherine
Conductors: Slatkin, Leonard
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
"Christine Brewer...[gave] a performance of extraordinary emotional and vocal span. What a cast of formidable American singers this was. There was Susan Graham, with an...continue...
16 CD / Chandos Records / 2001-07-24Works: Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold; Die Walküre; Siegfried; Götterdämmerung
Performers: Attfield, Helen; Bailey, Norman [Bass Baritone]; Belcourt, Emile; Clarke, Katie; Collins, Anne; Connell, Elizabeth; Conoley, Anne; Curphey, Margaret; Dempsey, Gregory; Evans, Anne; Ferguson, Robert; ...
Conductors: Goodall, Reginald
Ensemble: English National Opera Movement Group; English National Opera Orchestra; Sadler's Wells Opera Orchestra
The Nibelung's Ring can be enjoyed on many levels: as a fairy story, political allegory or philosophical tract, for example. In essence, it deals with...continue...
4 CD / Chandos Records / 2000-11-28Works: Richard Wagner: Die Walküre
Performers: Attfield, Helen; Bailey, Norman [Bass Baritone]; Clarke, Katie; Connell, Elizabeth; Conoley, Anne; Curphey, Margaret; Evans, Anne; Grant, Clifford; Howard, Ann; Hunter, Rita; Remedios, Alberto; Squir...
Conductors: Goodall, Reginald
Ensemble: English National Opera Orchestra
"...Goodall's conducting [was] weighty, sonorous, slow-moving but surely paced and deeply supportive of the voices. And what a cast he had, led by Remedios's ardent...continue...
2 CD / Chandos Records / 1996-06-18Works: Krzysztof Penderecki: Polish Requiem; The Dream of Jacob
Performers: Gadulanka, Jadwiga; Rappe, Jadwiga; Terzakis, Zachos
Conductors: Penderecki, Krzysztof
Ensemble: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
2 CD / Chandos Records / 1995-11-21Works: Michael Tippett: King Priam, opera in 3 acts
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Bailey, Norman [Bass Baritone]; Bowen, Kenneth; Hall, Peter; Harper, Heather; Hirst, Linda; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocals]; Minton, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]; Murray, Ann; Palmer, Feli...
Conductors: Atherton, David
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta Chorus
"The performance and the clean, transparent recording are in short fully worthy of this wonderful opera...a remarkably fine performance." -Grammophone "...I could use the space...continue...