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Haydn: Die Schöpfung
Haydn: Die Schöpfung

2 CD / Decca Import / 2011-10-05

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: The Creation, H 21 no 2
Performers: Maus, Frank; Moll, Kurt; Winbergh, Gosta
Conductors: Levine, James

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The Decca Sound / Highlights from the 50 CD Special Editon [5 CDs]
The Decca Sound / Highlights from the 50 CD Special Editon [5 CDs]

5 CD / Decca Import / 2011-10-03

Works: Emmanuel Chabrier: España, rhapsody for orchestra, also arranged for 2 pianos; Giacomo Puccini: La fanciulla del West; Turandot; Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish";...
Performers: Ashkenazy, Vladimir; Augér, Arleen [Soprano]; Bartoli, Cecilia; Bell, Joshua [Violin]; Bonney, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Bott, Catherine [Soprano Vocals]; Byram-Wigfield, Timothy [Organ]; Cabal...
Conductors: Argenta, Ataúlfo; Capuana, Franco; Maag, Peter; Martinon, Jean; Kertész, István; Willcocks, David; Ansermet, Ernest; Karajan, Herbert v.; Monteux, Pierre; Britten, Benjamin; Fist...
Ensemble: ; Les Talens Lyriques; Matrix Ensemble; Melos Ensemble of London; New London Consort; Vienna Octet

Includes tracks from all 50 CDs in The Decca Sound box. 55 years of recording celebrating the glorious Decca Sound from the early days of...continue...
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Wagner: Tannhauser / Layer, Andersen, Kiberg [DVD]
Wagner: Tannhauser / Layer, Andersen, Kiberg [DVD]

2 DVD Video / Decca Import / 2011-06-06

Works: Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser
Performers: Andersen, Stig; Hakala, Tommi; Kiberg, Tina; Milling, Stephen; Resmark, Susanne
Conductors: Layer, Friedemann
Ensemble: Royal Danish Opera Orchestra

This visionary Tannhauser, filmed by Cubus Films in high definition and with surround sound, takes the art of the opera on DVD to new peaks...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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Live On Stage / Fritz Wunderlich
Live On Stage / Fritz Wunderlich

1 CD / Decca Import / 2010-08-30

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620; Don Giovanni; Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384; Gioachino Rossini: Barber o...
Performers: Berry, Walter; Bohme, Kurt [Bass Vocal]; Casa, Lisa della; Gueden, Hilde [Soprano Vocal]; Hallstein, Ingeborg [Soprano Vocals]; Heater, Claude; Kerns, Robert [Baritone Vocals]; Kmentt, Waldemar; Knap...
Conductors: Rieger, Fritz; Karajan, Herbert von; Böhm, Karl; Prêtre, Georges; Kempe, Rudolf; Wallberg, Heinz; Krips, Josef

Fritz Wunderlich, Germany's greatest tenor in the 20th century - and one of the greatest tenors of all time - would have celebrated his 80th...continue...
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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

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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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Kiri Te Kanawa Sings Mozart & Strauss
Kiri Te Kanawa Sings Mozart & Strauss

2 CD / Decca Import / 2010-07-05

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro; Zaide; La finta giardiniera; La clemenza di Tito; Così fan tutte, K 588; Il re pastore; Lucio Silla; Idomeneo; Bella mia fiamma, addio!...Resta, o ca...
Performers: Cachemaille, Gilles; Fontana, Gabriele; Grundheber, Franz [Baritone Vocal]; Hornik, Gottfried; Ionitza, Alexandru; Rydl, Kurt [Bass Vocals]; Solti, Sir Georg [Conductor]; Te Kanawa, Kiri, Dame [Sopra...
Conductors: Solti, Georg; Davis, Colin; Pritchard, John; Fischer, György; Tate, Jeffrey; Schirmer, Ulf
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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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Peter Pears: Anniversary Tribute
Peter Pears: Anniversary Tribute

6 CD / Decca Import / 2010-05-03

Works: Benjamin Britten: Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31; Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22; The Turn of the Screw, Op. 54; The Rape of Lucretia, Op. 37; Canticle II, Op. 51...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Brain, Dennis [French Horn]; Bream, Julian [Guitar]; Britten, Benjamin; Bush, Alan; Cable, Margaret; Cross, Joan; Dart, Thurston; Dickinson, Meriel; Dickson,...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin; Bedford, Steuart; Boult, Adrian; Norrington, Roger; Munchinger, Karl; Jochum, Eugen; Davis, Colin; Lutoslawski, Witold
Ensemble: ; Melos Ensemble of London

The recorded legacy of the great English tenor Peter Pears is substantial and wide-ranging. It embraces Baroque repertory and Elizabethan songs as well as a...continue...
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Giordano: Andrea Chenier
Giordano: Andrea Chenier

2 CD / Decca Import / 2010-03-01

Works: Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chénier, opera
Performers: Gallo, Lucio; Tisi, Ezio Maria
Conductors: Armiliato, Marco

Andrea Bocelli is accompanied by some of the most stirring music in Italian repertoire. Andrea Chenier is a tale of love that stays in one's...continue...
Recording information: Auditorium di Milano (07/11/2007-07/22/2007)....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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Ombre De Mon Amant: French Baroque Arias
Ombre De Mon Amant: French Baroque Arias

1 CD / Decca Import / 2010-01-04

Works: Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Médée, H 491; Concert à quatre parties de violes, H. 545; Auprès du feu l'on fait l'amour, air for soprano & continuo, H. 446; Concert à quatre part...
Performers: Collobert, Laurent; Lenaerts, Thibaut; Lopez, Marduk Serrano [Vocals]; Loughlin-Smith, Michael; von Otter, Anne Sofie
Conductors: Christie, William
Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants

'Ombre de mon amant' is Anne Sofie von Otter's first recording of these French Baroque Arias - graceful, temperamental tunes which will delight her fans...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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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

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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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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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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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Celeste Aida - The Verdi Album / Luciano Pavarotti
Celeste Aida - The Verdi Album / Luciano Pavarotti

2 CD / Decca Import / 2009-04-06

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Macbeth; Luisa Miller; Rigoletto; Il Trovatore; La traviata; I vespri siciliani; Un ballo in maschera; La forza del destino; Don Carlos; Aida, opera; Requiem Mass; Otello
Performers: Battle, Kathleen [Soprano Vocals]; Caballé, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Cassinelli, Ricardo; Chiara, Maria; Clark, Graham [Tenor]; Coni, Paolo; Dimitrova, Ghena; Gibbs, John; Kavrakos, Dimitr...
Conductors: Gardelli, Lamberto; Maag, Peter; Bonynge, Richard; Abbado, Claudio; Solti, Georg; Magiera, Leone; Muti, Riccardo; Maazel, Lorin
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra; National Philharmonic Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Vienna Philharm...

This special collection of great Verdi tenor arias is taken from Luciano Pavarotti's classic recordings - all made in the prime of his career. The...continue...
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Donizetti: Don Pasquale / Santi/Zurich Opera, Florez, Raimondi, Rey [Blu-Ray]
Donizetti: Don Pasquale / Santi/Zurich Opera, Florez, Raimondi, Rey [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / Decca Import / 2009-03-02

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Don Pasquale
Performers: Florez, Juan Diego; Raimondi, Ruggero; Rey, Isabel; Widmer, Oliver
Conductors: Santi, Nello
Ensemble: Zurich Opera Chorus; Zurich Opera Orchestra

This is a BLU-RAY disc that will not play in a standard DVD player. A standard DVD is available as DEC B000944109. Juan Diego Florez,...continue...
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian Spanish, Chinese
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Puccini: Madama Butterfly / Serafin, Tebaldi, Bergonzi, Cossotto, Sordello, et al
Puccini: Madama Butterfly / Serafin, Tebaldi, Bergonzi, Cossotto, Sordello, et al

2 CD / Decca Import / 2009-03-02

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Performers: Bergonzi, Carlo; Cossotto, Fiorenza; Mercuriali, Angelo; Sordello, Enzo; Tebaldi, Renata [Soprano Vocals]; Washington, Paolo
Conductors: Serafin, Tullio
Ensemble: Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra

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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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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

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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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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

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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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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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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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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

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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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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

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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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Haydn: The Creation / Hogwood/AAM / Kirkby, Rolfe Johnson [DVD]
Haydn: The Creation / Hogwood/AAM / Kirkby, Rolfe Johnson [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Decca Import / 2007-11-05

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: The Creation, H 21 no 2
Performers: George, Michael; Johnson, Anthony Rolfe; Kirkby, Emma
Conductors: Hogwood, Christopher
Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music; Oxford New College Choir

A unique concert performance of Haydn’s popular choral work set to beautiful images of the natural world and great works of art by Haydn’s contemporaries...continue...
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Country of Origin: USA
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Verdi: Simon Boccanegra / Solti/Royal Opera House, Te Kanwa [DVD]
Verdi: Simon Boccanegra / Solti/Royal Opera House, Te Kanwa [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Decca Import / 2007-09-03

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Simon Boccanegra
Performers: Agache, Alexandru; Beesley, Mark; Opie, Alan; Scandiuzzi, Roberto; Sylvester, Michael; Te Kanawa, Kiri, Dame
Conductors: Solti, Sir Georg
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra

A well-received, stylish 1991 Royal Opera production staged by Elijah Moshinsky and premiered with Kiri Te Kanawa and Sir Georg Solti. This quality production, directed...continue...
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Country of Origin: USA
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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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Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer / Böhm
Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer / Böhm

2 CD / Decca Import / 2007-04-02

Works: Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman
Performers: Ek, Harald; Esser, Hermin; Jones, Gwyneth, Dame [Soprano Vocal]; Ridderbusch, Karl; Stewart, Thomas [Bass-Baritone]; Wagner, Sieglinde
Conductors: Böhm, Karl

BBC Music Magazine
Recorded live at Bayreuth in 1971, Wagner's opera has a problematic Dutchman in the shape of the late Thomas Stewart, Gwyneth Jones as...continue...
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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

The Times
...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; Moore, Darren; Moore, Darren [Engineer]; Preece, Simon; Price, John; Price, John [Classical]
Conductors: 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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DECI 4776273CD
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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Hérold: La Fille Mal Gardée / Lanchbery/Vienna Symphony Orch. [DVD]
Hérold: La Fille Mal Gardée / Lanchbery/Vienna Symphony Orch. [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Decca Import / 2006-02-13

Works: Louis Joseph F. Hérold: La Fille Mal Gardee
Performers: Furlanetto, Ferruccio; Gruberova, Edita; Lima, Luis; Montarsolo, Paolo; Stratas, Teresa; Ziegler, Delores
Conductors: Lanchbery, John
Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra

This is the comic tale of two lovers, and the only classic 18th century ballet that continues to be performed internationally. Heinz Spoerli's 1981 staging...continue...
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Country of Origin: USA
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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...
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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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