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Rossini: Stabat Mater
Rossini: Stabat Mater

2 CD / Testament / 2010-04-13

Works: Giovanni Gabrieli: Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1; Francesco Geminiani: Concerto Grosso, for 2 violins, viola, cello, strings & continuo in G minor, Op. 3/2; Gioachino Rossini: Stabat mater
Performers: Hamari, Julia [Contralto Vocals]; Luchetti, Veriano; Raimondi, Ruggero; Stefan-Savova, Nadia
Conductors: Giulini, Carlo Maria

This Rossini Stabat Mater is offered at a special "2 for 1" price. A reviewer for Die Welt said of Giulini's performance, "Giulini's interpretation was...continue...
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Wagner: Die Walküre (1955), etc / Martha Mödl, Astrid Varnay, et al
Wagner: Die Walküre (1955), etc / Martha Mödl, Astrid Varnay, et al

4 CD / Testament / 2009-10-13

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Walküre; Tannhäuser
Performers: Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Graf, Maria [Mezzo-soprano]; Greindl, Josef; Hotter, Hans [Baritone vocals]; Ilosvay, Maria von; Lammers, Gerda; Mödl, Martha; Milinkovic, Georgine vo...
Conductors: Keilberth, Joseph

The release of Joseph Keilberth’s legendary stereo recordings of the first cycle of the 1955 Ring at Bayreuth brought Testament worldwide acclaim. Partly for recording...continue...
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Hector Berlioz: Les Troyens
Hector Berlioz: Les Troyens

4 CD / Testament / 2009-08-11

Works: Hector Berlioz: Les Troyens, opera, H. 133a; Spoken Word: Jon Vickers in conversation with Jon Tolansky
Performers: Allman, Robert; Carlyle, Joan; Davies, Rhoderick; Elms, Lauris; Evans, Edgar; Kelly, David C. [Opera]; Langdon, Michael; Lewis, Ronald; Robinson, Forbes; Rouleau, Joseph; Shuard, Amy; Thebom, Blanche...
Conductors: Kubelik, Rafael
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra

From our privileged position, half a century on, there may be a temptation to feel superior and to undervalue the 1957 Covent Garden Trojans and...continue...

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Wagner: Götterdämmerung / Keilberth, Mödl, Windgassen, Greindl, Hotter, et al
Wagner: Götterdämmerung / Keilberth, Mödl, Windgassen, Greindl, Hotter, et al

4 CD / Testament / 2009-02-10

Works: Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung
Performers: Brouwenstijn, Gre; Graf, Maria [Mezzo-soprano]; Greindl, Josef; Hotter, Hans [Baritone vocals]; Ilosvay, Maria von; Milinkovic, Georgine von; Modl, Martha; Neidlinger, Gustav [Baritone Vocals]; Schar...
Conductors: Keilberth, Joseph
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

Testament's highly acclaimed release of the legendary 1955 stereo recordings of the Ring made by Decca at Bayreuth featured the first of two cycles of...continue...

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A Portrait of Manon - Great Love Duets / Anna Moffo, et al
A Portrait of Manon - Great Love Duets / Anna Moffo, et al

2 CD / Testament / 2008-10-14

Works: Jules Massenet: Manon; Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut; Madama Butterfly; La bohème; Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata; Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Performers: Bergonzi, Carlo; di Stasio, Anna; Di Stefano, Giuseppe [Tenor vocals]; Elias, Rosalind [Mezzo-Soprano]; Kerns, Robert [Baritone Vocals]; Labò, Flaviano; Merrill, Robert [Baritone Vocal]; Moffo...
Conductors: Leibowitz, René; Previtali, Fernando; Leinsdorf, Erich; Prêtre, Georges
Ensemble: ; Rome Opera House Orchestra
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Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer / Klemperer, Silja, King, Adam, Talvela, et al
Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer / Klemperer, Silja, King, Adam, Talvela, et al

2 CD / Testament / 2008-10-14

Works: Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman
Performers: Adam, Theo; Burmeister, Annelies; King, James [Vocals]; MacDonald, Kenneth; Silja, Anja; Talvela, Martti
Conductors: Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: BBC Chorus

The great conductor Otto Klemperer was known for his 'deliberate' tempos. The Observer's review of the live performance heard here said, "From the opening bars...continue...
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Bellini: La sonnambula / Votto, Callas, Cossotto, Monti, Zaccaria, Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, et al
Bellini: La sonnambula / Votto, Callas, Cossotto, Monti, Zaccaria, Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, et al

2 CD / Testament / 2008-08-12

Works: Vincenzo Bellini: La sonnambula, opera
Performers: Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Cossotto, Fiorenza; Mantovani, Dino; Martelli, Edith; Monti, Nicola; Ricciardi, Franco; Zaccaria, Nicola [Bass Vocal]
Conductors: Votto, Antonino
Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra

As Rene Seghers notes in his essay, at her 1955 debut in the role of Amina, Maria Callas "dominated the ensembles and, at certain moments,...continue...
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TES 1417
Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen / Keilberth, et al
Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen / Keilberth, et al

14 CD / Testament / 2008-02-12

Works: Richard Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen
Performers: Blankenheim, Toni; Bolotine, Mina; Brouwenstijn, Gre; Graf, Maria [Mezzo-soprano]; Greindl, Josef; Hollweg, Ilse; Hotter, Hans [Baritone vocals]; Ilosvay, Maria von; Kuen, Paul; Lammers, Gerda; Lusti...
Conductors: Keilberth, Joseph
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

Testament is proud to present the first-ever stereo recording of the 'Ring' cycle featuring definitive performances by Wolfgang Windgassen as Siegfried, Hans Hotter as Wotan,...continue...
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Verdi: I vespri siciliani (highlights) / Kleiber, Callas
Verdi: I vespri siciliani (highlights) / Kleiber, Callas

2 CD / Testament / 2008-01-08

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: I vespri siciliani
Performers: Bardi, Giorgio Kokolios; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Carmassi, Bruno; Christoff, Boris; Frosini, Mario; Mascherini, Enzo; Masini, Mafalda; Paoli, Aldo de; Pettini, Lido; Ristori, Brenno; Sarri, G...
Conductors: Kleiber, Erich
Ensemble: Florence Teatro Comunale Orchestra

Testament scores a major coup with this seminal recording by Maria Callas in its first-ever release made from newly-discovered masters. The high-quality tapes which were...continue...
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TES 1416
Verdi: Messa di Requiem / Tullio Serafin
Verdi: Messa di Requiem / Tullio Serafin

2 CD / Testament / 2007-07-10

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Requiem Mass; I vespri siciliani; Giovanna d'Arco; Nabucco; I lombardi; Ernani; Il Trovatore; Otello
Performers: Christoff, Boris; Cossotto, Fiorenza; Fernandi, Eugenio; Modesti, Giuseppe
Conductors: Serafin, Tullio
Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus; Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; Rome Opera House Orchestra

"hearing this 1959 set after many years, it stands up beautifully and can be highly recommended. The hushed opening mesmerizes and the "Dies irae" and...continue...
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Verdi: La Traviata / Serafin, Stella, Gobbi, La Scala, et al
Verdi: La Traviata / Serafin, Stella, Gobbi, La Scala, et al

2 CD / Testament / 2007-07-10

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata
Performers: Di Stefano, Giuseppe [Tenor vocals]; Dickie, William; Forti, Carlo; Galassi, Elvira; Gobbi, Tito; Maionica, Silvio [Bass vocals]; Mandelli, Luisa; Stella, Antonietta [Soprano Vocals]; Zaccaria, Nicol...
Conductors: Serafin, Tullio
Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra

Testament's La Traviata presents the first CD release of EMI's original 1956 recording. Walter Legge would have preferred Maria Callas for Violetta, but she was...continue...
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Beethoven: Missa Solemnis / Klemperer, Söderström, et al
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis / Klemperer, Söderström, et al

1 CD / Testament / 2007-06-12

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123
Performers: Frick, Gottlob; Soderstrom, Elisabeth; Vocals], Ernst Haefliger [Tenor
Conductors: Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
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Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande / Cluytens, Souzay, et al
Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande / Cluytens, Souzay, et al

3 CD / Testament / 2007-04-10

Works: Claude Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande
Performers: Collard, Jeanine; de los Angeles, Victoria; Froumenty, Pierre; Jansen, Jacques; Souzay, Gerard; Vieuille, Jean
Conductors: Cluytens, André

Gramophone says of Andre Cluytens' Pelleas et Melisande, "Reactions to this recording will not be lukewarm." Many opera lovers prefer a more symphonic approach to...continue...
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Beethoven: Symphony no 9 / Schuricht, Lipp, Höngen, et al
Beethoven: Symphony no 9 / Schuricht, Lipp, Höngen, et al

1 CD / Testament / 2007-02-13

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
Performers: Dickie, Murray; Frick, Gottlob; Lipp, Wilma
Conductors: Schuricht, Carl
Ensemble: Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris

"Thankfully, this historic reissue on Testament presents the original stereo in a clean digital remastering, so Schuricht's performance can be judged fairly with the best...continue...
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Wagner: Götterdämmerung / Keilberth, et al
Wagner: Götterdämmerung / Keilberth, et al

4 CD / Testament / 2007-02-13

Works: Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung
Performers: Bolotine, Mina; Brouwenstijn, Gré; Graf, Maria [Mezzo-soprano]; Greindl, Josef; Ilosvay, Maria von; Milinkovic, Georgine von; Neidlinger, Gustav [Baritone Vocals]; Schartel, Elisabeth; Uhde, H...
Conductors: Keilberth, Joseph
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Chorus

"So the great project reaches its glorious close, as magnificently conducted, played, and sung as the rest of this revelatory Ring. One wonders anew at...continue...
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Margherita Grandi sings Verdi
Margherita Grandi sings Verdi

1 CD / Testament / 2006-12-12

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Macbeth; Don Carlos; Il Trovatore
Performers: Frank, Ernst; Grandi, Margherita; McKinley, Andrew; Midgeley, Walter; Tajo, Italo; Terry, Vera; Thomas, Edward; Valentino, Francesco; Vivian, Robert
Conductors: Goldschmidt, Berthold; Beecham, Thomas; Erede, Alberto; Goehr, Walter
Ensemble: ; Glyndebourne Festival Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

"Margherita Grandi, Australian by birth, Italian by musical upbringing, was something of a hit-and-miss meteor in her stuttering career, badly affected by two world wars....continue...
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Wagner: Das Rheingold / Keilberth, Hotter, Lustig, et al
Wagner: Das Rheingold / Keilberth, Hotter, Lustig, et al

2 CD / Testament / 2006-12-12

Works: Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold
Performers: Blankenheim, Toni; Graf, Maria [Mezzo-soprano]; Greindl, Josef; Hotter, Hans [Baritone vocals]; Ilosvay, Maria von; Kuen, Paul; Lustig, Rudolf; Milinkovic, Georgine von; Neidlinger, Gustav [Baritone ...
Conductors: Keilberth, Joseph
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

"It turns out that the landmark account of Wagner's "Ring" with Georg Solti conducting the Vienna Philharmonic, begun in 1958, was not the first stereo...continue...
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Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore / Santini, Carosio, Gobbi, et al
Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore / Santini, Carosio, Gobbi, et al

2 CD / Testament / 2006-11-14

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore, opera; Lucia di Lammermoor; Pietro Mascagni: L'Amico Fritz
Performers: Gobbi, Tito; Lelio, Loretta Di; Luise, Melchiorre; Monti, Nicola; Vocals], Margherita Carosio [Soprano
Conductors: Santini, Gabriele
Ensemble: Rome Opera House Orchestra
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Beethoven: Missa solemnis;  Mozart / Herbert von Karajan
Beethoven: Missa solemnis; Mozart / Herbert von Karajan

2 CD / Testament / 2006-10-10

Works: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf talks about the recording in a recent interview; Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no 38 in D ma...
Performers: Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Ludwig, Christa [Mezzo soprano]; Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth [Soprano vocals]; Zaccaria, Nicola [Bass Vocal]
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert v.
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

In an interview included on this set, Elisabeth Schwazkopf says of the Philharmonia Orchestra, along with the Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell, that in those...continue...
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Wagner: The Flying Dutchman / Keilberth, et al
Wagner: The Flying Dutchman / Keilberth, et al

2 CD / Testament / 2006-10-10

Works: Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman
Performers: Lustig, Rudolf; Schartel, Elisabeth; Traxel, Josef; Uhde, Hermann; Varnay, Astrid; Weber, Ludwig [Bass Vocal]
Conductors: Keilberth, Joseph
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

At Bayreuth, Decca and their German subsidiary Teldec had already recorded 'Parsifal' and an unreleased 'Ring' cycle in 1951, and 'Lohengrin' in 1953. During the...continue...
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Wagner: Die Walküre / Keilberth, Varnay, Brouwenstijn, et al
Wagner: Die Walküre / Keilberth, Varnay, Brouwenstijn, et al

4 CD / Testament / 2006-06-13

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Walküre
Performers: Brouwenstijn, Gre; Graf, Maria [Mezzo-soprano]; Greindl, Josef; Hotter, Hans [Baritone vocals]; Ilosvay, Maria von; Lammers, Gerda; Milinkovic, Georgine von; Schartel, Elisabeth; Scheppan, Hilde; Var...
Conductors: Keilberth, Joseph
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

"This is the second release in the much-awaited, almost legendary "missing" Ring from 1955 that was professionally recorded live at Bayreuth and then dumped because...continue...
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Wagner: Siegfried / Joseph Keilberth, et al
Wagner: Siegfried / Joseph Keilberth, et al

4 CD / Testament / 2006-04-11

Works: Richard Wagner: Siegfried
Performers: Greindl, Josef; Hollweg, Ilse; Hotter, Hans [Baritone vocals]; Ilosvay, Maria von; Kuen, Paul; Neidlinger, Gustav [Baritone Vocals]; Varnay, Astrid; Windgassen, Wolfgang [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: Keilberth, Joseph
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Chorus

"Magnificent is the only word for it and the stereo definition is more vivid than one dared to expect. This is team-work on an exalted...continue...
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Strauss: Arabella / Kempe, Della Casa, Trötschel, et al
Strauss: Arabella / Kempe, Della Casa, Trötschel, et al

2 CD / Testament / 2006-03-14

Works: Richard Strauss: Arabella
Performers: Casa, Lisa della; Fehenberger, Lorenz; Malaniuk, Ira; Nentwig, Kathe; Peter, Albrecht; Proebstl, Max; Trotschel, Elfriede; Uhde, Hermann
Conductors: Kempe, Rudolf
Ensemble: Bavarian State Opera Orchestra

This set features a live performance of 'Arabella' given by the Bayerischen Staatsoper at the Royal Opera House during their visit to London since the...continue...
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TES 1367
Bruckner: Symphony no 6, etc / Klemperer, Harper, et al
Bruckner: Symphony no 6, etc / Klemperer, Harper, et al

1 CD / Testament / 2005-07-12

Works: Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 6 in A major, WAB 106; Te Deum in C major, WAB 45
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Harper, Heather; Lewis, Richard [Tenor Vocals]; Nowakowski, Marian
Conductors: Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Chorus; BBC Symphony Orchestra

"At the very outset, one is struck by the great force and clarity with which the BBC microphones capture the four soloists... Indeed the orchestra...continue...
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Verdi: La Traviata / Monteux, Carteri, Valletti, et al
Verdi: La Traviata / Monteux, Carteri, Valletti, et al

2 CD / Testament / 2005-07-12

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata; Il Trovatore; Simon Boccanegra; La forza del destino
Performers: Carteri, Rosanna; Caselli, Dario; Keast, Raymond; La Porta, Arturo [Baritone Vocal]; Maccagnani, Rina Allesandri; Marimpietri, Lidia; Monreale, Leonardo; Scarlini, Glauco; Tommaso, Salvatore De; Vall...
Conductors: Monteux, Pierre; Morel, Jean P.; Cellini, Renato
Ensemble: ; Rome Opera House Orchestra

This 1956 'Traviata' departed from the usual formula in that the conductor chosen was Pierre Monteux, an eminent figure in the field of French music...continue...
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The Art of the Recorder / David Munrow
The Art of the Recorder / David Munrow

2 CD / Testament / 2005-06-14

Works: Anonymous, English: English Dance (13th century); English Te Deum; Estampie from the Robertsbridge fragment; Anonymous, Italian: Saltarellos 1-4 (GB-LBl Add.29987); Jacques Barbireau: Een Vroylic Wes...
Performers: Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Brookes, Oliver; Burrowes, Norma; Corkhill, David [Conductor/Percussion]; Hill, Martyn [Tenor Vocals]; Hogwood, Christopher [Conductor]; Lloyd, Robert [Bass Voice]...
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Ensemble: David Munrow Recorder Consort; Early Music Consort of London

David Munrow established his Early Music Consort of London in 1967 and much of his later work was based around this ensemble, with James Bowman,...continue...
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Verdi: Aida / Barbirolli, Callas, Baum, Simionato, et al
Verdi: Aida / Barbirolli, Callas, Baum, Simionato, et al

2 CD / Testament / 2005-04-12

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Aida, opera
Performers: Baum, Kurt; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Langdon, Michael; Neri, Giulio; Simionato, Giulietta; Sutherland, Joan, Dame [Soprano vocals]; Thomas, Hector; Walters, Jesse
Conductors: Barbirolli, John

When Sir John Barbirolli first heard that he was to be working with Maria Callas, he wondered what he was in for as the myth...continue...
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TES 1355
Haydn: Die Schôpfung / Wand, van Dijck, Schreier, et al
Haydn: Die Schôpfung / Wand, van Dijck, Schreier, et al

2 CD / Testament / 2004-12-14

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: The Creation, H 21 no 2
Performers: Adam, Theo; Dijck, Jeannette Van; Schreier, Peter [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: Wand, Günter

"This performance comes from the early 1960s, when Wand was making his series of recordings for the Club Francais du Disc. It is very well...continue...
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Verdi: Messa da Requiem / Toscanini, Milanov, et al
Verdi: Messa da Requiem / Toscanini, Milanov, et al

2 CD / Testament / 2004-10-12

Works: Recorded Sound: Applause; Giuseppe Verdi: Requiem Mass
Performers: Milanov, Zinka [Soprano Vocal]; Moscona, Nicola; Rosvaenge, Helge; Thorborg, Kerstin
Conductors: Toscanini, Arturo
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

The performance heard on these discs is particularly remarkable, not only for historical reasons, but also because it seems to be the earliest extant viable...continue...
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Beethoven: Fidelio / Klemperer, Jurinac, Vickers, et al
Beethoven: Fidelio / Klemperer, Jurinac, Vickers, et al

2 CD / Testament / 2004-01-01

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio, Op. 72
Performers: Dobson, John; Frick, Gottlob; Godfrey, Victor; Hotter, Hans [Baritone vocals]; Howarth, Elgar; Jurinac, Sena; Morison, Elsie; Robinson, Forbes; Vickers, Jon; Ward, Joseph [Tenor Vocal]
Conductors: Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus

"No opera was closer to Klemperer's heart than 'Fidelio', and his famous 1962 EMI recording has remained the benchmark by which all others are judged....continue...
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Beethoven: Symphony no 9
Beethoven: Symphony no 9 "Choral" / Günter Wand, et al

1 CD / Testament / 2003-04-08

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
Performers: Koch, Ferdinand; Stich-Randall, Teresa; Watzke, Rudolf
Conductors: Wand, Günter

Wand had seemed set to become the last active conductor of his generation - those who had learned their craft before the Second World War,...continue...
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TES 1287
Saint-Saëns: Symphony no 3;  Fauré: Requiem /Cluytens, et al
Saint-Saëns: Symphony no 3; Fauré: Requiem /Cluytens, et al

1 CD / Testament / 2002-06-01

Works: Camille Saint-Saëns: Symphony no 3 in C minor, Op. 78 "Organ"; Gabriel Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48
Performers: Angelici, Martha; Durufle, Maurice [Composer/Organ]; Noguera, Louis; Puig-Roget, Henriette
Conductors: Cluytens, André
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TES 1240
Wagner: Die Walküre (Act 1) / Klemperer, Cochran, et al
Wagner: Die Walküre (Act 1) / Klemperer, Cochran, et al

1 CD / Testament / 2001-03-10

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Walküre
Performers: Cochran, William; Dernesch, Helga [Soprano]; Sotin, Hans
Conductors: Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
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TES 1205
Menotti: Amelia al Ballo, etc / Sanzogno, Carosio, Panerai
Menotti: Amelia al Ballo, etc / Sanzogno, Carosio, Panerai

1 CD / Testament / 2000-12-01

Works: Gian Carlo Menotti: Amelia al ballo (Amelia Goes to the Ball), opera; The Unicorn, the Gorgon and the Manticore (The Three Sundays of a Poet), madrigal fable
Performers: Campi, Enrico; Mazzoni, Elena; Panerai, Rolando; Prandelli, Giacinto; Vocals], Margherita Carosio [Soprano; Zanolli, Silvana
Conductors: Sanzogno, Nino; Schippers, Thomas
Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra

Gian Carlo Menotti enrolled at Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music upon his arrival from Italy in the U.S. His first mature work, the one-act opera...continue...
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TES 1179
The EMI Record of Singing Vol 3 - 1926-1939
The EMI Record of Singing Vol 3 - 1926-1939

10 CD / Testament / 1999-12-01

Works: Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser; Die Walküre; Lohengrin; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Das Rheingold; The Flying Dutchman; Siegfried; Wesendonck Lieder; Rudolf Wille: Königsballade, ...
Performers: Albanese, Licia; Allin, Norman; Andresen, Ivar; Angelis, Nazzareno de; Arangi-Lombardi, Giannina; Austral, Florence; Baccaloni, Salvatore; Badia, Conchita; Badini, Ernesto; Baillie, Isobel; Balbon, A...
Conductors: Barbirolli, John; Viebig, Ernst; Heidenreich, Johannes; Seidler-Winkler, Bruno; Weissmann, Frieder; Kun, Cornelius; Dobrindt, Otto; Blech, Leo; Muller, Hans Udo; Orthmann, Erich; Alwin, Carl; Schmals...
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TES 0132
Wagner: Götterdämmerung / Hans Knappertsbusch, et al
Wagner: Götterdämmerung / Hans Knappertsbusch, et al

4 CD / Testament / 1999-09-01

Works: Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung
Performers: Aldenhoff, Bernd; Hongen, Elisabeth; Ludwig, Hanna; Malaniuk, Ira; Modl, Martha; Pflanzl, Heinrich; Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth [Soprano vocals]; Siewert, Ruth; Topper, Hertha; Uhde, Hermann; Varnay, Astr...
Conductors: Knappertsbusch, Hans
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

"This set... belatedly becomes the most important; no other... makes the drama at once so immediate and so substantial... the most conspicuous recorded example of...continue...
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Ludwig Weber - Opera Arias
Ludwig Weber - Opera Arias

1 CD / Testament / 1999-05-10

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384; Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio, Op. 72; Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz, J 277; ...
Performers: Vocals], Torsten Ralf [Tenor; Weber, Ludwig [Bass Vocal]
Conductors: Ackermann, Otto; Prohaska, Felix; Moralt, Rudolf; Schuchter, Wilhelm; Dobroven, Issay
Ensemble: ; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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TES 1171
Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia / Serafin, de los Angeles
Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia / Serafin, de los Angeles

2 CD / Testament / 1998-12-10

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia
Performers: Bechi, Gino; Benatti, Erminio; Canali, Anna Maria; de los Angeles, Victoria; Luise, Melchiorre; Monti, Nicola; Rossi-Lemeni, Nicola
Conductors: Serafin, Tullio
Ensemble: Milan Opera Chorus
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TES 2166
Puccini: Madama Butterfly / De los Angeles, Gobbi, et al
Puccini: Madama Butterfly / De los Angeles, Gobbi, et al

2 CD / Testament / 1998-12-01

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Performers: Canali, Anna Maria; de los Angeles, Victoria; Di Stefano, Giuseppe [Tenor vocals]; Ercolani, Renato; Gobbi, Tito; Huder, Maria; La Porta, Arturo [Baritone Vocal]; Sbalchiero, Bruno
Conductors: Gavazzeni, Gianandrea
Ensemble: Rome Opera House Orchestra
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TES 2168
Cornelius, Flotow, et al: Opera Arias / Gottlob Frick
Cornelius, Flotow, et al: Opera Arias / Gottlob Frick

1 CD / Testament / 1998-03-10

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384; Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620; Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figar...
Performers: Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Frick, Gottlob; Krukowski, Ernst; Schock, Rudolf [Tenor Vocal]; Wunderlich, Fritz [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: Schuchter, Wilhelm; Gruber, Arthur; Reger, Helmut; Klobucar, Berislav; Matzerath, Otto; Konwitschny, Franz
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Deutschen Oper Chor und Orchester, Berlin; Graunke Symphony Orchestra; Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
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TES 1103
Schubert: Mass no 6;  Bach / Wunderlich, Lorengar, etc
Schubert: Mass no 6; Bach / Wunderlich, Lorengar, etc

1 CD / Testament / 1997-11-10

Works: Franz Schubert: Mass in E flat major, D 950; Johann Sebastian Bach: Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227
Performers: Allen, Betty; Greindl, Josef; Lorengar, Pilar [Lyric soprano]; Schmidt, Manfred; Wunderlich, Fritz [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: Leinsdorf, Erich
Ensemble: St. Hedwig's Cathedral Choir
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