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The Very Best of Benjamin Britten [3 CDs]
The Very Best of Benjamin Britten [3 CDs]

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2013-02-05

Works: Benjamin Britten: The Young person's guide to the orchestra; Cello Symphony, Op. 68; Elegy for Viola solo; Peter Grimes; Passacaglia, for orchestra, Op. 33b (from "Peter Grimes"); Quartet for Strings...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Alley, John [Piano]; Andsnes, Leif Ove; Blatchly, Mark; Booth, Claire; Bostridge, Ian; Coleman-Wright, Peter; Dean, Stafford; Drake, Julius [Piano]; Fullbrook, Charles; Gritton, Susan;...
Conductors: Pesek, Libor; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Knussen, Oliver; Brown, Iona; Warren-Green, Christopher; Paavo, Järvi; Hickox, Richard; Willcocks, David; Brunelle, Philip; Haitink, Bernard; Harding, Daniel
Ensemble: ; Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble; Endymion Ensemble

Since his death in 1976 many musicians have looked at Benjamin Britten's scores anew - not simply the repertory Britten never recorded, but the many...continue...
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Stephen Sondheim: Sweeney Todd / Jane Henschel, Mark Stone. Ulf Schirmer
Stephen Sondheim: Sweeney Todd / Jane Henschel, Mark Stone. Ulf Schirmer

2 CD / BR Klassik / 2013-01-29

Works: Stephen Sondheim: Sweeney Todd
Performers: Baker, Gregg; Best, Jonathan; Bottone, Rebecca; Charbonneau, Pascalin; Dimarzio, Diana; Dwyer, Adrian [Tenor Vocal]; Henschel, Jane; Hirtreiter, Andreas; Meyer, Andrew Lepri; Samm, Ronald; Schneider,...
Conductors: Schirmer, Ulf
Ensemble: Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra

To commemorate its 60th anniversary in 2012, the Munich Radio Orchestra, under director Ulf Schirmer, performed Stephen Sondheim's musical, "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of...continue...
Recording information: Prinzregententheater, München (05/06/2012).

Even though this German production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd may be greeted with some skepticism, it is a remark...continue...

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Benjamin Britten - The Collector's Edition
Benjamin Britten - The Collector's Edition

37 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-11-24

Works: Benjamin Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20; Peter Grimes; Passacaglia, for orchestra, Op. 33b (from "Peter Grimes"); The Young person's guide to the orchestra; Canadian Carnival, for orchestra, Op...
Performers: Adey, John; Allen, Benjamin; Allen, Thomas; Alley, John [Piano]; Allison, Richard; Andrew Davis [Conductor/Organ]; Andsnes, Leif Ove; Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Bailey, Norman [Bass Baritone]...
Conductors: Pesek, Libor; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Järvi, Paavo; Berglund, Paavo; Brown, Iona; Yuasa, Takuo; Hickox, Richard; Marriner, Sir Neville; Harding, Daniel; Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Bedford, Steuart; Knu...
Ensemble: ; Endymion Ensemble

Benjamin Britten was without question one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. This 37-CD set features all of his most beloved works, giving...continue...
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Dukas: Ariane et Barbe-bleue / Billy, Polaski, Henschel, Vienna Radio SO
Dukas: Ariane et Barbe-bleue / Billy, Polaski, Henschel, Vienna Radio SO

2 CD / Oehms / 2008-05-27

Works: Paul Dukas: Ariane et Barbe-Bleue, opera
Performers: Arman, Erik; Bernsteiner, Nina; Donose, Ruxandra; Grigorian, Stella; Henschel, Jane; Jerkunica, Ante; Polaski, Deborah; Raab, Markus; Tonca, Ileana; Youn, Kwangchul
Conductors: De Billy, Bertrand

Recording information: Wiener Konzerthaus (05/05/2006)....continue...
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Opera in English - Janacek: Katya Kabanova / Rizzi, et al
Opera in English - Janacek: Katya Kabanova / Rizzi, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2007-11-06

Works: 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...
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Opera in English - Humperdinck: Hansel & Gretel / Mackerras
Opera in English - Humperdinck: Hansel & Gretel / Mackerras

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2007-07-31

Works: Engelbert Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Performers: Coppen, Sarah; Evans, Rebecca; Hayward, Robert; Henschel, Jane; Larmore, Jennifer; Montague, Diana; Plowright, Rosalind; 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...

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Mahler: Symphony no 8 / Rattle, et al
Mahler: Symphony no 8 / Rattle, et al

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2005-04-12

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 8 in E flat major
Performers: Banse, Juliane; Brewer, Christine; Henschel, Jane; Isokoski, Soile; Relyea, John; Remmert, Birgit; Villars, Jon; Wilson-Johnson, David
Conductors: Court, Shirley; Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Written in a staggering burst of creative inspiration over eight weeks in 1906, the Eighth Symphony is considered to be Mahler's greatest triumph. In June...continue...
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Kurt Weill: Die Dreigroschenoper
Kurt Weill: Die Dreigroschenoper

1 CD / Capriccio / 2000-01-01

Works: Kurt Weill: Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera), opera
Performers: Firchow, Reinhard; Henschel, Jane; Kante, Peter Nikolaus; Kuznik, Jolanta Teresa; Raffeiner, Walter; Ramm, Gabriele; Steinsky, Ulrike; Wollrad, Rolf
Conductors: Latham-Koenig, Jan
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Janacek: Káta Kabanová / Cambreling, Denoke, Henschel, et al
Janacek: Káta Kabanová / Cambreling, Denoke, Henschel, et al

2 CD / Orfeo / 1999-07-02

Works: Leos Janácek: Káta Kabanová, opera, JW 1/8
Performers: Caton, Frederic; Delamboye, Hubert; Denoke, Angela; Henschel, Jane; Kuebler, David; Peckova, Dagmar; Precht, Ulrika; Smit, Henk; Starzinger, Elisabeth; Trost, Rainer
Conductors: Cambreling, Sylvain
Ensemble: Slovak Philharmonic Chorus Bratislava

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An austere take on a work usually considered hard-hitting and emotive. It carries with it a whiff of absurdist theatre...In keeping...continue...
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