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Haydn: Die Schöpfung
Haydn: Die Schöpfung

2 CD / Decca Import / 2011-10-05

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Die Schöpfung (The Creation), oratorio, H. 21/2
Performers: Maus, Frank; Moll, Kurt; Winbergh, Gösta
Conductors: Levine, James

Recording information: Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin (12/1987)....continue...
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Classic Australian Performances / Sutherland, Bonynge
Classic Australian Performances / Sutherland, Bonynge

2 CD / Decca Import / 2010-11-02

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia; La fille du régiment (The daughter of the regiment), opera; Lucia di Lammermoor; Francesco Cilèa: Adriana Lecouvreur; Francis Poulenc: Dialogues of t...
Performers: Allman, Robert; Baigildin, Sergei; Begg, Heather; Bermingham, Jennifer; Black, Jeffrey; Brynnel, Monique; Collins, Kenneth; Dawes, Christopher; Donald, Robin; Donnelly, Malcolm; Elkins, Margreta; Ewe...
Conductors: Bonynge, Richard

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Puccini: La Bohème
Puccini: La Bohème

2 CD / Decca Import / 2010-08-16

Works: Giacomo Puccini: La bohème
Performers: Carreras, José [Tenor Vocal]; Lloyd, Robert [Bass Voice]; Wixell, Ingvar
Conductors: Davis, Colin

BBC Music Magazine
Not Davis's normal repertoire, but he conducts a lively, detailed, idiomatic performance of this masterpiece, and has strong soloists. Carreras was then at...continue...
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The Voice Of The Century / Pavarotti
The Voice Of The Century / Pavarotti

2 CD / Decca Import / 2010-06-29

Works: Charles Gounod: Roméo et Juliette; Faust; Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata; Luisa Miller; Rigoletto; Léo Delibes: Lakmé; Georges Bizet: Vasco da Gama, ode-symphony for chorus & orches...
Performers: Cassinelli, Ricardo; Gibbs, John; Knight, Gillian; Merrill, Robert [Baritone Vocal]; Pavarotti, Luciano; Pelizzoni, Rinaldo; Plessis, Christian du; Siepi, Cesare; Sutherland, Joan, Dame [Soprano voca...
Conductors: Molinari-Pradelli, France; Bonynge, Richard; Pritchard, John; Mehta, Zubin
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Heroes & Villains
Heroes & Villains

2 CD / Decca Import / 2010-05-03

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; Un ballo in maschera; Don Carlo; Il trovatore; La traviata; Otello; Giacomo Puccini: La Bohème; Tosca; Manon Lescaut; Turandot; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni...
Performers: Alagna, Roberto; Allen, Thomas; Araiza, Francisco [Tenor Vocals]; Battle, Kathleen [Soprano Vocals]; Berbié, Jane; Bergonzi, Carlo; Braun, Victor; Bruson, Renato; Burrowes, Norma; Carreras, Jo...
Conductors: Bonynge, Richard; Chailly, Riccardo; De Billy, Bertrand; Solti, Georg; Pidò, Evelino; Davis, Colin; Abbado, Claudio; Bartoletti, Bruno; Gavazzeni, Gianandrea; Pritchard, John; Karajan, Herbert...

The biggest stars seize centre stage to sing the greatest scenes and arias of opera's heroes and villains. This is a compilation of the calibre...continue...
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Voce D'angelo: A Portrait Of Renata Tebaldi (Ltd)
Voce D'angelo: A Portrait Of Renata Tebaldi (Ltd)

2 CD / Decca Import / 2010-02-09

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi, opera; Tosca; Suor Angelica; Il tabarro (The Cloak), opera; La fanciulla del West; Turandot; La Bohème; Manon Lescaut; Madama Butterfly; Alfredo Catalani: La ...
Performers: Bastianini, Ettore; Bergonzi, Carlo; Bumbry, Grace; Cesari, Renato; Del Monaco, Mario; Germont, Alfredo; Ghiaurov, Nicolai [Bass Vocal]; MacNeil, Cornell; Marimpietri, Lidia; Merrill, Robert [Bariton...
Conductors: Gardelli, Lamberto; Molinari-Pradelli, France; Cleva, Fausto; Capuana, Franco; Gavazzeni, Gianandrea; Serafin, Tullio; Erede, Alberto; Karajan, Herbert v.; Solti, Georg; de Fabritiis, Oliviero; Bonyn...

'Voce D'Angelo: A Portrait of Renata Tebaldi' is a special limited edition 2-CD set which includes a 68-page hardback book. The book contains full details...continue...

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R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier / Renée Fleming, Sophie Koch, Diana Damrau, Jonas Kaufman. Vienna Philharmonia Choir; Munich PO; Thielemann [Blu-Ray]
R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier / Renée Fleming, Sophie Koch, Diana Damrau, Jonas Kaufman. Vienna Philharmonia Choir; Munich PO; Thielemann [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / Decca Import / 2009-10-06

Works: Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier, AV 112
Performers: Damrau, Diana; Fleming, Renee; Grundheber, Franz; Hawlata, Franz; Henschel, Jane; Kaufmann, Jonas; Koch, Sophie
Conductors: Thielemann, Christian
Ensemble: Münchner Philharmoniker; Philharmonia Chor Wien

Renee Fleminjg appears in one of her greatest roles - the beautiful Marschalin of Strauss's bittersweet comedy of love, Der Rosenkavalier. Appearing with a stellar...continue...
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Verdi: Nabucco
Verdi: Nabucco

2 CD / Decca Import / 2009-07-27

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Nabucco
Performers: Carral, Dora; Cava, Carlo; D'Auria, Anna; Foiani, Giovanni; Gobbi, Tito; Krautler, Walter; Prevedi, Bruno; Suliotis, Elena
Conductors: Gardelli, Lamberto
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Heritage Masters - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore, / Güden, di Stefano, Corena
Heritage Masters - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore, / Güden, di Stefano, Corena

2 CD / Decca Import / 2009-07-06

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore, opera
Performers: Capecchi, Renato; Corena, Fernando; Di Stefano, Giuseppe [Tenor vocals]; Gueden, Hilde [Soprano Vocal]; Mandelli, Luisa
Conductors: Molinari-Pradelli, France

BBC Music Magazine
Hilde Gueden's Adina is properly coy and sweetly sung, Giuseppe di Stefano an affecting Nemorino, but Fernando Corena's Dulcamara steals the show.
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Janacek: Vec Makropulos; Lachian Dances
Janacek: Vec Makropulos; Lachian Dances

2 CD / Decca Import / 2009-07-06

Works: Leos Janácek: The Makropulos Case (Vec Makropulos), opera, JW 1/10; Lachian (Lasské) Dances (6) for orchestra, JW 6/17
Performers: Czaková, Anna; Dvorsky, Peter; Jedlicka, Dalibor; Krejcik, Vladimir; Mixova, Ivana; Söderström, Elisabeth; Zitek, Vaclav
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles; Huybrechts, François

BBC Music Magazine
For those wanting a Czech-language performance of Janácek's opera of mortality, Mackerras's 1978 account, led by the intelligently conceived Emilia Marty of Elisabe...continue...
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Heritage Masters - R. Strauss: Arabella / Solti, della Casa, London, et al
Heritage Masters - R. Strauss: Arabella / Solti, della Casa, London, et al

2 CD / Decca Import / 2009-07-06

Works: Richard Strauss: Arabella, Op. 79
Performers: Casa, Lisa della; Coertse, Mimi; Dermota, Anton [Tenor Vocals]; Edelmann, Otto; Gueden, Hilde [Soprano Vocal]; Hellwig, Judith; Kmentt, Waldemar; Kolowratnik, Karl; Lenninger, Wilhelm; London, George...
Conductors: Solti, Georg
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Haydn: The Creation / Bernstein/Bavarian RSO, Blegen, Popp, Moser [DVD]
Haydn: The Creation / Bernstein/Bavarian RSO, Blegen, Popp, Moser [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Decca Import / 2009-05-13

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: The Creation, H 21 no 2
Performers: Blegen, Judith; Moll, Kurt; Moser, Thomas; Ollmann, Kurt; Popp, Lucia
Conductors: Bernstein, Leonard
Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Chorus; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Haydn's 'Creation', the culmination of his life's work, in a legendary 1986 performance conducted by Leonard Bernstein in the exquisite Baroque splendor of the Benedictine...continue...
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese
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Joseph Haydn: Die Schöpfung
Joseph Haydn: Die Schöpfung

2 CD / Decca Import / 2009-01-05

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Die Schöpfung (The Creation), oratorio, H. 21/2
Performers: Doese, Helena; Hollweg, Werner [Tenor Vocals]; Luxon, Benjamin [Baritone Vocal]; Moll, Kurt; Popp, Lucia [Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Dorati, Antal

BBC Music Magazine
The soloists might be 'heavyweight' in more senses than one (some of the recits are 'Old Testament' in their portentousness), but Dorati's joy...continue...
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Händel: Israel in Egypt; Zadok the Priest; The King Shall Rejoice
Händel: Israel in Egypt; Zadok the Priest; The King Shall Rejoice

2 CD / Decca Import / 2009-01-05

Works: George Frederick Handel: Israel in Egypt, oratorio, HWV 54; Coronation Anthem; The King Shall Rejoice, coronation anthem no 2 for chorus & orchestra, HWV 260
Performers: Clarkson, Julian; Deam, Donna; Holton, Ruth; Kenny, Jonathan Peter; Priday, Elisabeth; Purves, Christopher; Robertson, Nicholas; Salmon, Philip; Tindall, Paul; Tusa, Andrew
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
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Puccini: Manon Lescaut (Complete)
Puccini: Manon Lescaut (Complete)

2 CD / Decca Import / 2008-09-16

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut
Performers: Carolis, Natale de; Carreras, José [Tenor Vocal]; Coni, Paolo; de Palma, Piero [Tenor Vocal]; Freschi, Ledo; Gaifa, Carlo; Matteuzzi, William; Tadeo, Giorgio [Bass Vocal]; Tajo, Italo; Te Kana...
Conductors: Chailly, Riccardo

Penguin Guide
Dame Kiri gives an affecting characterization of Manon, at times rather heavily underlined but passionately convincing...Carreras is in good form, but sounds a little...continue...
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In My Element / Anne Sofie van Otter
In My Element / Anne Sofie van Otter

2 CD / Decca Import / 2008-03-03

Works: Jacques Offenbach: Gaîté Parisienne; La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: La Clemenza...
Performers: Augustsson, Mikael; Björkman, David; Blair, Michael; d'Oustrac, Stéphanie; Dohmen, Albert; Forsberg, Bengt; Henryson, Svante; Jonsson, Fredrik; Kress, Roland; Lindberg, Jakob; Lindberg, M...
Conductors: Minkowski, Marc; Sinopoli, Giuseppe; Gardiner, John Eliot; Levine, James; Abbado, Claudio; Boulez, Pierre; Pinnock, Trevor
Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Dresden Staatskapelle; English Baroque Soloists; English Concert; Les Musiciens du Louvre; Les Musiciens du Louvre - Grenoble; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; North German ...

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Smart, sophisticated and opinionated, Anne Sofie von Otter has become a star by doing exactly what she wants
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Rossini: Il Viaggio A Reims
Rossini: Il Viaggio A Reims

2 CD / Decca Import / 2008-03-03

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Il viaggio a Reims, opera
Performers: Araiza, Francisco [Tenor Vocals]; Bandelli, Antonella; Boustany, Wissam; Corato, Luigi de; Credico, Oslavio di; Cuberli, Lella; Dara, Enzo; Gasdia, Cecilia; Gavazzi, Ernesto; Gimenez, Edoardo; Matteu...
Conductors: Abbado, Claudio
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Rosenkavalier (24BT)
Rosenkavalier (24BT)

3 CD / Decca Import / 2008-02-04

Works: Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59
Performers: Crespin, Régine; Dermota, Anton [Tenor Vocals]; Dickie, Murray; Donath, Helen [Soprano Vocal]; Jungwirth, Manfred [Bass Vocals]; Lackner, Herbert; Minton, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]; Pavarotti, L...
Conductors: Solti, Georg

BBC Music Magazine
Still one of the truly great recordings. Solti's conducting is refreshing, more champagne than schmaltz, yet not unduly driven, and his singers are...continue...
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Giuseppe Verdi: Otello
Giuseppe Verdi: Otello

2 CD / Decca Import / 2008-02-04

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Otello
Performers: Arbace, Libero; Cesarini, Athos; Corena, Fernando; Del Monaco, Mario; Krause, Tom; Protti, Aldo [Baritone Vocals]; Romanato, Nello; Satre, Ana Raquel; Tebaldi, Renata [Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert v.
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Cunning Little Vixen
Cunning Little Vixen

2 CD / Decca Import / 2008-02-04

Works: Leos Janácek: The Cunning Little Vixen (Príhody Lisky Bystrousky), opera, JW 1/9; The Cunning Little Vixen, suite for orchestra (arranged and orchestrated by Václav Talich)
Performers: Hudecová, Zuzana; Jedlicka, Dalibor; Krejcik, Vladimir; Marova, Libuse; Novak, Richard; Ondrásková, Miriam; Popp, Lucia [Soprano Vocals]; Randova, Eva; Saray, Peter; Zigmundov&aa...
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles

BBC Music Magazine
The first in the original astringent but atmospheric scoring. Mackerras is slightly less warmly idiomatic than his Czech rivals, but it's better sung.
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Personnel: Peter Saray, Eva Zigmundová, Ivana Mixova, Vaclav Zitek, Eva Randova, Eva Hríbiková, Miriam Ondrásková, Zuzana Hudecová, Libuse Marova, Vladimir Krejcik, Richa...continue...
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Verdi: La Traviata
Verdi: La Traviata

2 CD / Decca Import / 2007-08-15

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata
Performers: Cotrubas, Ileana; Domingo, Placido [Tenor Vocals]; Foiani, Giovanni; Friess, Paul; Giacomotti, Alfredo; Grella, Bruno; Gullino, Walter; Jungwirth, Helena; Malagu, Stefania; Milnes, Sherrill [Baritone...
Conductors: Kleiber, Carlos

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Cotrubas makes an ideal heroine in this opera, for her characterization combines strength with vulnerability...Kleiber's direction is controversial, with more than a hint of...continue...
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Shostakovich: The Symphonies/ Ashkenazy, et al
Shostakovich: The Symphonies/ Ashkenazy, et al

12 CD / Decca Import / 2007-06-11

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony no 1 in F minor, Op. 10; Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 54; Festive Overture, Op. 96; October, symphonic poem, Op. 131; Symphony no 2 in B flat major (To October), Op. 14...
Performers: Kopcak, Sergej; Rodgers, Joan; Shostakovich, Dmitry
Conductors: Ashkenazy, Vladimir
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Handel: Giulio Cesare / Fischer
Handel: Giulio Cesare / Fischer

4 CD / Decca Import / 2006-09-18

Works: George Frederick Handel: Giulio Cesare
Performers: Baumann, Hermann; Crass, Franz; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Hamari, Julia [Contralto Vocals]; Richter, Karl; Schöne, Wolfgang; Schopper, Michael; Schramm, Ernst-Gerold; Schreier,...
Conductors: Richter, Karl
Ensemble: Munich Bach Orchestra

"Tatiana Troyanos copes marvelously well with Cleopatra's essentially soprano part." -Gramophone...continue...
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Rossini: Guglielmo Tell / Chailly, Milnes, Pavarotti, Freni
Rossini: Guglielmo Tell / Chailly, Milnes, Pavarotti, Freni

4 CD / Decca Import / 2006-08-07

Works: Gioachino Rossini: William Tell (Gugliemo Tell), opera
Performers: Connell, Elizabeth; de Palma, Piero [Tenor Vocal]; Freni, Mirella [Soprano Vocals]; Ghiaurov, Nicolai [Bass Vocal]; Jones, Della; Mazzoli, Ferruccio; Milnes, Sherrill [Baritone Vocals]; Noble, John; ...
Conductors: Chailly, Riccardo
Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra

"Chailly's is a forceful reading, particularly strong in the many ensembles, and superbly recorded. Milnes makes a heroic Tell, always firm and Pavarotti sings the...continue...
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Rossini: Matilde di Shabran / Frizza, Massis, Flórez, et al
Rossini: Matilde di Shabran / Frizza, Massis, Flórez, et al

3 CD / Decca Import / 2006-07-17

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Matilde (di) Shabran, opera
Performers: Bonfatti, Gregory; Chialli, Chiara; Cucchi, Rosetta; Flórez, Juan Diego; Halevy, Hadar; Lepore, Carlo; Massis, Annick; Moravec, Lubomir; Simone, Bruno de; Taddia, Bruno; Vinco, Marco
Conductors: Frizza, Riccardo
Ensemble: Galicia Symphony Orchestra

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...driving the Pesaro audience bananas with his pinging high notes and thrilling volleys of coloratura
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Janácek: Kát'a Kabanová, etc / Mackerras, Söderström, et al
Janácek: Kát'a Kabanová, etc / Mackerras, Söderström, et al

2 CD / Decca Import / 2006-06-13

Works: Leos Janácek: Káta Kabanová, opera, JW 1/8; Capriccio for piano (left hand), flute & brass ensemble ("Vzdor," "Defiance"), JW 7/12; Concertino for piano, 2 violins, viola, clarin...
Performers: Crossley, Paul [Piano]; Drechsler, Hedwig; Dvorsky, Peter; Jahn, Gertrude; Jedlicka, Dalibor; Kniplova, Nadezda; Krejcik, Vladimir; Marova, Libuse; Pavlova, Jitka; Söderström, Elisabeth; So...
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles; Atherton, David
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta members; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

"...Charles Mackerras's long knowledge of the score has flowered into the richest account of it he has yet given... he draws wonderful playing from the...continue...
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Puccini: Tosca / Karajan, Price, Vienna PO
Puccini: Tosca / Karajan, Price, Vienna PO

2 CD / Decca Import / 2006-05-15

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Tosca
Performers: Cava, Carlo; Corena, Fernando; de Palma, Piero [Tenor Vocal]; Di Stefano, Giuseppe [Tenor vocals]; Mariotti, Alfredo; Monreale, Leonardo; Price, Leontyne; Taddei, Giuseppe; Weiss, Herbert
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert v.
Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Chorus

"Price and Stefano are wonderfully rich-voiced and passionate, Taddei a hellishly charismatic Scarpia with Karajan balancing detail and drama superbly." -Gramophone Magazine...continue...
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Bel Canto: Roberto Alagna
Bel Canto: Roberto Alagna

1 CD / Decca Import / 2006-04-24

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Poliuto, opera; La Favorita; Don Pasquale; Roberto Devereux; Dom Sébastien, roi du Portugal, opera; L'elisir d'amore, opera; La fille du régiment (The daughter of the...
Performers: Alagna, Roberto; Gheorghiu, Angela; Keohone, Paul; Masters, Rachel [Harp]; Moore, Darren; Moore, Darren [Engineer]; Preece, Simon; Price, John; Price, John [Classical]
Conductors: Pidò, Evelino; Pidò, Evelino
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Voices

"Roberto Alagna concentrates solely on the work of bel canto masters Donizetti and Bellini. These are composers who foreground vocal timbre and rely on highly...continue...
Selections recorded September and October 1999 at EMI Abbey Road Studio no. 1, London and May 2001 at Lyndhurst Hall, Air Studios, London, England....continue...
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Essential Choral Classics
Essential Choral Classics

2 CD / Decca Import / 2006-04-10

Works: Carl Orff: Carmina burana; George Frederick Handel: Coronation Anthem; Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Gregorio Allegri: Miserere; Felix Mendelssohn: Hear my prayer; Elijah, Op. 70; César Franck: P...
Performers: Brown, Wilfred; Burrowes, Norma; Freni, Mirella [Soprano Vocals]; Goodman, Roy [Conductor]; Harper, Heather; Hussain, Alastair; Kollo, René [Tenor Vocal]; Krause, Tom; Minton, Yvonne [Soprano ...
Conductors: Dutoit, Charles; Willcocks, David; Daniel, Paul; Cleobury, Stephen; Gandolfi, Romano; Ottley, Jerold D.; Britten, Benjamin; Solti, Georg; Preston, Simon; Marriner, Sir Neville; Guest, George; Haitink...
Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus; Cambridge University Music Society; Chicago Symphony Chorus; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Chr...

This 2-CD set Includes more than 21/2 hours of the greatest 'hits' of the chorus. Performances are by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Kings College Choir...continue...
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Wagner: Parsifal / Thielemann, Domingo, et al
Wagner: Parsifal / Thielemann, Domingo, et al

4 CD / Decca Import / 2006-04-03

Works: Richard Wagner: Parsifal
Performers: Anger, Ain; Baechle, Janina; Bankl, Wolfgang; Denschlag, Daniela; Dickie, John [Tenor Vocal]; Domingo, Placido [Tenor Vocals]; Ivan, Simina; Jelosits, Peter; Keszei, Bori; Kobel, Benedikt; Krasteva, ...
Conductors: Thielemann, Christian
Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Chorus

"Other opera houses can only dream of a season finale like this one. (Domingo) phrases gloriously and is intelligent enough to know where he needs...continue...
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Opera House - Tchaikovsky: Mazeppa / Järvi, Leiferkus, et al
Opera House - Tchaikovsky: Mazeppa / Järvi, Leiferkus, et al

3 CD / Decca Import / 2006-02-15

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Mazeppa
Performers: Diadkova, Larissa; Gorchakova, Galina; Kotcherga, Anatoly; Larin, Sergei; Leiferkus, Sergei [Bass Vocals]; Margison, Richard; Pederson, Monte; Zednik, Heinz
Conductors: Järvi, Neeme

Betrayal, torture, execution, murder and madness are all present in Tchaikovsky's fascinating portrayal of anti-hero Mazeppa and his world, dramatically realized in Neeme Jarvi's heady...continue...
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Mozart: La Clemenza Di Tito / Troyanos, Tappy, Levine/VPO [DVD]
Mozart: La Clemenza Di Tito / Troyanos, Tappy, Levine/VPO [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Decca Import / 2006-01-31

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K 621
Performers: Gjevang, Anne; Howells, Anne; Malfitano, Catherine; Neblett, Carol; Rydl, Kurt; Tappy, Eric; Troyanos, Tatiana
Conductors: Levine, James
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Vienna State Opera Chorus

Mozart's last opera, 'La clemenza di Tito' is presented here in an historical Roman setting - another one of Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's legendary productions. This DVD...continue...
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Country of Origin: USA
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Strauss: Arabella / Keilberth, et al
Strauss: Arabella / Keilberth, et al

2 CD / Decca Import / 2005-10-14

Works: Richard Strauss: Arabella, Op. 79
Performers: Carnuth, Walter; Casa, Lisa della; Ehrengut, Walter; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Gunter, Horst; Hoppe, Carl; Kohn, Karl Christian; Mücke, Karl; Malaniuk, Ira; Matthes, Walther; M...
Conductors: Keilberth, Joseph
Ensemble: Bavarian State Opera Orchestra

"Della Casa soars above the stave with the creamiest, most beautiful sounds and constantly charms one with her swiftly alternating moods of seriousness and gaiety."...continue...
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Violetta: Arias and Duets from Verdi's
Violetta: Arias and Duets from Verdi's "La Traviata"

1 CD / Decca Import / 2005-10-06

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata
Performers: Cordella, Salvatore; Gay, Paul; Hampson, Thomas [Baritone Vocal]; Netrebko, Anna; Pilcher, Diane; Roni, Luigi [Bass Vocals]; Schneiderman, Helene; Villazon, Rolando; Wallen, Herman
Conductors: Rizzi, Carlo

"[Anna Netrebkos] voice is gloriously rich, fully accurate and expressive. - Bloomberg News...continue...
Violetta, a CD featuring Anna Netrebko, is essentially an album of highlights from La Traviata, and although the focus is rightly on her, the musical quality of all the performances and of the entire ...continue...
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Verdi: Falstaff / Bacquier, Armstrong, Solti/Vienna Philharmonic [DVD]
Verdi: Falstaff / Bacquier, Armstrong, Solti/Vienna Philharmonic [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Decca Import / 2005-10-04

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff
Performers: Armstrong, Karan; Bacquier, Gabriel; Cold, Ulrik; Cosotti, Max Rene; Ihloff, Jutta-Renate; Lanigan, John; Lindenstrand, Sylvia; Maus, Peter; Stilwell, Richard; Szirmay, Mártha
Conductors: Solti, Sir Georg
Ensemble: Vienna Boys' Choir; Vienna Philharmonic Chorus; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Country of Origin: Europe
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Strauss: Daphne / Bychkov, Fleming, et al
Strauss: Daphne / Bychkov, Fleming, et al

2 CD / Decca Import / 2005-09-05

Works: Richard Strauss: Daphne, Op 82
Performers: Botha, Johan; Fleming, Renée; Ifrim, Cosmin; Kleiter, Julia; Larsson, Anna; Reinhart, Gregory; Robinson, Twyla; Schade, Michael; Schulte, Eike Wilm; Wittmoser, Carsten; Youn, Kwangchul
Conductors: Bychkov, Semyon
Ensemble: Cologne West German Radio Men's Chorus

Celebrated for her glorious interpretations of Strauss' great soprano roles, Renee Fleming leads an international cast in this eagerly-awaited complete recording of the gorgeously lyrical...continue...
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Wagner: Siegfried / Boulez/Bayreuth, Mcintyre, Jones [2 DVD]
Wagner: Siegfried / Boulez/Bayreuth, Mcintyre, Jones [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / Decca Import / 2005-06-09

Works: Richard Wagner: Siegfried
Performers: Becht, Hermann; Hübner, Fritz; Jones, Gwyneth, Dame; Jung, Manfred; McIntyre, Donald; Sharp, Norma; Wenkel, Ortrun; Zednik, Heinz
Conductors: Boulez, Pierre
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Country of Origin: Germany
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Weber: Der Freischütz / Jochum, Seefried, Streich, et al
Weber: Der Freischütz / Jochum, Seefried, Streich, et al

2 CD / Decca Import / 2005-05-10

Works: Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz, J 277
Performers: Bohme, Kurt [Bass Vocal]; Holm, Richard; Kreppel, Walter; Kuen, Paul; Laminet, Margot; Ohrt, Gisela; Peter, Albrecht; Seefried, Irmgard; Streich, Rita; Wachter, Eberhard
Conductors: Jochum, Eugen
Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Der Freischutz has achieved enduring success with its beautiful music and compelling story. This well-loved performance is notable for the vigor and color of Eugen...continue...
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Verdi: Rigoletto / Kubelik, Scotto, Fischer-Dieskau
Verdi: Rigoletto / Kubelik, Scotto, Fischer-Dieskau

2 CD / Decca Import / 2005-05-04

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto
Performers: Alda, Catarina; Bergonzi, Carlo; Carbonari, Virgilio; Cossotto, Fiorenza; de Palma, Piero [Tenor Vocal]; Fiorentini, Mirella; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Giacomotti, Alfredo; Morresi,...
Conductors: Kubelik, Rafael
Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus

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Kubelik is a conductor in Fricsay's class as his support for Fischer-Dieskau's Rigoletto reveals. Fischer-Dieskau once more reaches to a character's soul
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Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Gardiner, Minetti
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Gardiner, Minetti

2 CD / Decca Import / 2005-05-04

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384
Performers: Clarkson, Julian; Hauptmann, Cornelius [Bass Vocal]; Kazimierczuk, Angela; Minetti, Hans-Peter; Olsen, Stanford; Orgonasova, Luba; Peper, Uwe; Sieden, Cyndia; Tindall, Paul
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: Monteverdi Choir

"The overture immediately establishes the extra zest of the performance... with Orgonasova in particularly oustanding form". -Penguin Guide...continue...
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Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila / Barenboim, Domingo, etc
Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila / Barenboim, Domingo, etc

2 CD / Decca Import / 2005-05-04

Works: Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila, Op. 47
Performers: Bruson, Renato; Domingo, Placido [Tenor Vocals]; Friedmann, Gerard; Hubert, Michel; Lloyd, Robert [Bass Voice]; Obraztsova, Yelena; Thau, Pierre; Zaharia, Constantin
Conductors: Barenboim, Daniel
Ensemble: Orchestre de Paris Chorus

"The recording is as ripe as the music deserves... Barenboim proves as passionately dedicated an interpreter of Saint-Saens here as he did in the Third...continue...
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Wagner: Tristan und Isolde / Kleiber, Price, Kollo, et al
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde / Kleiber, Price, Kollo, et al

3 CD / Decca Import / 2005-01-21

Works: Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
Performers: Buchner, Eberhard; Dermota, Anton [Tenor Vocals]; Fassbaender, Brigitte [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Gotz, Werner; Hellmich, Wolfgang; Kollo, Rene [Tenor Vocal];...
Conductors: Kleiber, Carlos
Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle

"Throughout, whether in the precise rhetoric of orchestral interjections in the Act I recitative dialogues, the flexiblity of the cello melody in the Act II...continue...
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Bellini: Beatrice di Tenda / Sutherland, Pavarotti
Bellini: Beatrice di Tenda / Sutherland, Pavarotti

3 CD / Decca Import / 2004-09-14

Works: Vincenzo Bellini: Beatrice di Tenda, opera; Norma, opera; I Puritani, opera; La sonnambula, opera
Performers: Capecchi, Renato; Corena, Fernando; Cross, Richard; Duval, Pierre; Elkins, Margreta; Flagello, Ezio [Bass Vocals]; Monti, Nicola; Opthof, Cornelis; Pavarotti, Luciano; Sutherland, Joan, Dame [Soprano...
Conductors: Bonynge, Richard
Ensemble: Ambrosian Chorus; Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus; Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra; London Symphony Chorus
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Best of Wagner
Best of Wagner

1 CD / Decca Import / 2004-05-28

Works: Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman; Die Walküre; Tannhäuser; Lohengrin; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Götterdämmerung; Tristan und Isolde
Performers: Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Jones, Gwyneth, Dame [Soprano Vocal]; King, James [Vocals]; Nilsson, Birgit [Soprano Vocal]; Ridderbusch, Karl; Stewart, Thomas [Bass-Baritone]
Conductors: Böhm, Karl; Varviso, Silvio; Chailly, Riccardo; Gerdes, Otto; Kubelik, Rafael; Jochum, Eugen; Solti, Georg
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Trio - Massenet: Esclarmonde / Bonynge, Sutherland, Aragall
Trio - Massenet: Esclarmonde / Bonynge, Sutherland, Aragall

3 CD / Decca Import / 2004-03-01

Works: Jules Massenet: Esclarmonde, opera in 4 acts
Performers: Aragall, Giacomo; Clark, Graham [Tenor]; Davies, Ryland; Grant, Clifford; Lloyd, Robert [Bass Voice]; Quilico, Louis; Sutherland, Joan, Dame [Soprano vocals]; Tourangeau, Huguette
Conductors: Bonynge, Richard
Ensemble: John Alldis Choir

This next set in the Trio Series, gives up Joan Sutherland in one of her greatest and most spectacular opera roles, a real operatic rarity....continue...

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Tchaikovsky: Mazeppa / Gergiev/Kirov Opera [DVD]
Tchaikovsky: Mazeppa / Gergiev/Kirov Opera [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Decca Import / 2004-02-29

Works: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Mazeppa
Performers: Alexashkin, Sergei; Diadkova, Larissa; Loskutova, Irina; Putilin, Nikolai
Conductors: Gergiev, Valery
Ensemble: Kirov Theater Chorus; Kirov Theater Orchestra

Valery Gergiev directs the Kirov Opera and Ballet in this dramatic staging of Tchaikovsky's historical opera, based on Pushkin's verse tale of the legendary Cossack...continue...
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Sound Format(s): , Digitally Processed
Country of Origin: USA
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Purcell: Dido & Aeneas, King Arthur, Dioclesian, etc/Pinnock
Purcell: Dido & Aeneas, King Arthur, Dioclesian, etc/Pinnock

5 CD / Decca Import / 2003-09-23

Works: Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, Z 626; King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628; Music in "The Prophetess; Or, The History of Dioclesian" (after John Fletcher and Philip Massinger,; Timon of Athens,...
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocal]; Ainsley, John Mark; Alder, Stephen; Amps, Kym; Argenta, Nancy; Bannatyne-Scott, Brian; Birchall, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Chance, Michael; Davidson, Angus [Counterteno...
Conductors: Pinnock, Trevor
Ensemble: English Concert; English Concert Choir
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The Trumpet Shall Sound / Maurice André, et al
The Trumpet Shall Sound / Maurice André, et al

2 CD / Decca Import / 2003-04-01

Works: Georg Philipp Telemann: Concerto for Oboe in E minor, TV 51 no e 1; Concerto for flute, strings & continuo in G major (spurious, by J. A. Hasse), TWV 51; Concerto for oboe, strings & continuo in C mi...
Performers: Andre, Maurice; Andre, Maurice [Trumpet]; Bilgram, Hedwig; Crass, Franz; Linde, Hans-Martin [Flute/Recorder]; Noe, Hilde; Sillem, Maurits
Conductors: Richter, Karl; Stadlmair, Hans; Sacher, Paul; Mackerras, Charles; Mackerras, Charles, Sir
Ensemble: ; English Chamber Orchestra; Munich Bach Orchestra; Munich Chamber Orchestra

"The first true modern-day classical trumpet soloist, Maurice Andre is still an icon for many who reckon his unmistakable qualities remain unsurpassed. Andre's discography established...continue...

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Rossini: Stabat Mater / Chailly, Frittoli, Ganassi, et al
Rossini: Stabat Mater / Chailly, Frittoli, Ganassi, et al

1 CD / Decca Import / 2003-03-04

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Stabat mater
Performers: Frittoli, Barbara; Ganassi, Sonia; Pertusi, Michele; Sabbatini, Giuseppe
Conductors: Chailly, Riccardo
Ensemble: Netherlands Radio Chorus

"Chailly is not the most flexible of conductors, and sometimes his accents seem too martial, but he knows how to pace the music and he...continue...
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Essential Mozart Opera
Essential Mozart Opera

2 CD / Decca Import / 2003-03-03

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492; Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620; Idomeneo, rè di Creta, opera, K. 366; La Clemenza de Tito; ...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Araiza, Francisco [Tenor Vocals]; Bär, Olaf; Bacquier, Gabriel; Barham, Edmund; Berganza, Teresa [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Burrows, Stuart; Collins, Anne; Davies, Ryland; Gruberova, ...
Conductors: Solti, Georg; Marriner, Sir Neville; Davis, Colin; Kertész, István
Ensemble: ; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Bavarian Radio Chorus; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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