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Emma Matthews in Monte Carlo
Emma Matthews in Monte Carlo

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Leonard Bernstein: Candide; Léo Delibes: Lakmé; Friedrich von Flotow: Martha; Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor; Vincenzo Bellini: I Capuleti e Montecchi, opera; Charles Gounod: Rom...
Performers: Carby, Catherine; Matthews, Emma
Conductors: Cohen, Brad

Recording information: Auditorium Rainier III, Monte Carlo (09/16/2008-09/20/2008)....continue...
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Yvonne Kenny Sings Four Last Songs
Yvonne Kenny Sings Four Last Songs

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Richard Strauss: Four Last Songs, AV 150; Lieder (4), Op. 27; Lieder (8), Op. 10; Der Rosenkavalier (The Knight of the Rose), Op. 59
Performers: Gore, Lorina; Harms, Kirsti; Hibbard, David; Kenny, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Fritzsch, Johannes

Recording information: Austrialian Broadcasting Company, Brisbane Studios (06/23/2008-06/27/2008)....continue...
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The Best of Joan Sutherland Live From The Sydney Opera House, Vol. 2
The Best of Joan Sutherland Live From The Sydney Opera House, Vol. 2

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor; La Fille du Régiment; Lucrezia Borgia; Vincenzo Bellini: Norma, opera; Francesco Cilèa: Adriana Lecouvreur; Johann Strauss II: Die Fledermaus; Lé...
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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Sir Colin Davis: The Complete RCA Legacy - works by Mozart, Beethoven, Berlioz, Verdi, Elgar, Mahler, Sibelius, Brahms et al.
Sir Colin Davis: The Complete RCA Legacy - works by Mozart, Beethoven, Berlioz, Verdi, Elgar, Mahler, Sibelius, Brahms et al.

51 CD / RCA Records / 2014-04-15

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik; Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622; Serenade no 11 for winds in E flat major, K. 375; Concerto for Bassoon in B flat major, K 191 (186e); Serenad...
Performers: Braun, Heinrich; Bream, Julian [Guitar]; Davis, Colin, Sir [Conductor]; De Larrocha, Alicia [Piano]; Kasarova, Vesselina; Marschall, Eberhard; Oppitz, Gerhard; Ritzkowsky, Johannes; Steffens, Karl-He...
Conductors: Davis, Colin

In celebration of the astounding career of conductor Sir Colin Davis, who passed away last year at the age of eighty-five, Sony Masterworks is proud...continue...
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Richard Strauss: Complete Operas / della Casa, Fischer-Dieskau, Nilsson, Popp, Crespin, Minton, Donath et al. [33 CDs, Limited Edition]
Richard Strauss: Complete Operas / della Casa, Fischer-Dieskau, Nilsson, Popp, Crespin, Minton, Donath et al. [33 CDs, Limited Edition]

33 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2014-03-25

Works: Richard Strauss: Arabella; Ariadne auf Naxos, Op 60; Capriccio, Op 85; Daphne, Op 82; Elektra; Feuersnot, opera, Op. 50 (TrV 203); Die Frau ohne Schatten, Op. 65; Die schweigsame Frau (The Silent Wom...
Performers: Berger-Tuna, Helmut; Bieber, Clemens; Braun, Hans; Cook, Jane; Dohmen, Albert; Equiluz, Kurt [Tenor Vocal]; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Fuchs, Gabriele [Soprano Vocal]; Hendricks, Bar...
Conductors: Keilberth, Joseph; Sinopoli, Giuseppe; Böhm, Karl; Solti, Sir Georg; Leinsdorf, Erich; Queler, Eve; Dorati, Antal; Sawallisch, Wolfgang; Krauss, Clemens; Masur, Kurt
Ensemble: ; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Bavarian State Opera Orchestra; Berlin Radio Orchestra; Detroit Sympony Orchestra; Deutsche Oper Berlin Orchestra; Hungarian State Opera Orchestra; Staatskapelle ...

2014 is Strauss' Year. Born in 1864, the 150th anniversary of his birth falls on June 11, 2014.

33-CD set of the fifteen complete operas

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Pancrace Royer (1705-1755): Pyrrhus, opera / Guillemette Laurens, Emmanuelle De Negri, Alain Buet, Jeffrey Thompson
Pancrace Royer (1705-1755): Pyrrhus, opera / Guillemette Laurens, Emmanuelle De Negri, Alain Buet, Jeffrey Thompson

2 CD / Alpha Productions / 2014-03-25

Works: Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer: Pyrrhus, opera
Performers: Añorga, Solange; Ancely, Virgile; Buet, Alain; Collobert, Laurent; Cummings, Brian; de Negri, Emmanuelle [Vocals]; Decaudaveine, Sophie; Dubrovitch, Nicole; Fichet, Olivier [Vocals]; Gautier, ...
Conductors: Greenberg, Michael
Ensemble: Les Enfants d'Apollon

World premiere recording! With a first-rate cast, this new production from Alpha brings to light a major work of the French operatic heritage. Pyrrhus by...continue...
Recording information: Salle des Croisades du Château de Versailles (09/14/2012/09/16/2012)....continue...
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3 Classic Albums - Rossini: Overtures; Brahms: 21 Hungarian Dances; Verdi: Opera Choruses / Claudio Abbado
3 Classic Albums - Rossini: Overtures; Brahms: 21 Hungarian Dances; Verdi: Opera Choruses / Claudio Abbado

3 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2014-02-25

Works: Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances (21) for orchestra, WoO 1; Gioachino Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia; Semiramide; L'italiana in Algeri; Guillaume Tell; La Cenerentola; La scala di seta; La gazza l...
Performers: Cappuccilli, Piero; Foiani, Giovanni; Ghiaurov, Nicolai [Bass Vocals]; Obraztsova, Elena; Raimondi, Ruggero; Van Dam, José [Bass Baritone Vocals]
Conductors: Abbado, Claudio
Ensemble: ; Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Teatro alla Scala di Milano Chorus; Teatro alla Scala di Milano Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic

Brahms: Hungarian Dances The 21 scintillating dances that Brahms arranged (or, in three cases, composed himself) for piano four hands after Hungarian traditional themes have...continue...
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French Opera Arias - by Bizet, Donizetti, Gounod, Thomas, Massenet, Offenbach / Sonia Ganassi (mezzo-soprano)
French Opera Arias - by Bizet, Donizetti, Gounod, Thomas, Massenet, Offenbach / Sonia Ganassi (mezzo-soprano)

1 CD / Bongiovanni / 2014-01-28

Works: Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Carmen Suite for orchestra no 1; Gaetano Donizetti: La Favorite; Charles Gounod: Mireille; Sapho; Ambroise Thomas: Mignon; Jules Massenet: Le Cid; Jacques Offenbach: Les...
Performers: Ganassi, Sonia
Conductors: Delfrate, Carla
Ensemble: ; Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana

  • A 2011 concert performance by Italian mezzosoprano Sonia Ganassi singing French arias of Bizet, Gounod, Massenet, and others.
  • Conductor Carla Delfrate leads the Orchestra Filarmonica
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Nicola Porpora: Arias for Farinelli / Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor; Cecilia Bartoli (appearing in two selections)
Nicola Porpora: Arias for Farinelli / Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor; Cecilia Bartoli (appearing in two selections)

1 CD / Erato / 2014-01-28

Works: Nicola Porpora: Arianna e Teseo; Semiramide Riconosciuta; Semiramide Regina Dell'Assiria; Polifemo; Mitridate; Ifigenia in Aulide; Orfeo
Performers: Bartoli, Cecilia; Jaroussky, Philippe
Conductors: Marcon, Andrea

  • Nicola-Antonio Popora, the castrato Farinelli's teacher, was a international star in his day; his 50 or so operas taking him across Europe.
  • This is the
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Recording information: Gustav Mahler Hall, Dobbiaco, Bolzano, Italy (2012-08-14_2012-08-15&2012-)....continue...
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Metz Opera Theatre: Claire Brua, Nicolas Cavallier, Mariette Kemmer, Gilles Ragon: Arias
Metz Opera Theatre: Claire Brua, Nicolas Cavallier, Mariette Kemmer, Gilles Ragon: Arias

1 CD / Maguelone / 2013-11-19

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Le Comte Ory; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Così fan tutte, K 588; Nozze di Figaro; Hector Berlioz: Enfance du Christ; Christoph Willibald Gluck: Alceste; Charles Gounod: Faust
Performers: Brua, Claire; Cavallier, Nicolas; Kemmer, Mariette; Ragon, Gilles
Conductors: Quattrocchi, Fernand
Ensemble: ; Philharmonie de Lorraine

Recording information: Metz Opera Theatre (06/1994)....continue...
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MAGU 350509
Wagner: Gotterdammerung / Lance Ryan; Petra Lang; Matti Salminen; Markus Bruck. Marek Janowski
Wagner: Gotterdammerung / Lance Ryan; Petra Lang; Matti Salminen; Markus Bruck. Marek Janowski

4 Super Audio CD / PentaTone Classics / 2013-11-19

Works: Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung
Performers: Mayer, Christa; Wagner, Jacquelyn [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Janowski, Marek
Ensemble: Rundfunkchor Berlin

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Wagner: The Flying Dutchman; Pierre-Louis Dietsch (1808-1865): Le Vaisseau Fantome / Nikitin, Brimberg, Cutler, Kares, Richter, Braun
Wagner: The Flying Dutchman; Pierre-Louis Dietsch (1808-1865): Le Vaisseau Fantome / Nikitin, Brimberg, Cutler, Kares, Richter, Braun

4 CD / Naïve / 2013-11-19

Works: Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman; Pierre-Louis-Phillippe Dietsch: Le Vaisseau fantóme ou le Maudit des Mers, opera
Performers: Brimberg, Ingela [Soprano (Vocal)]; Cutler, Eric; Kares, Mika; Nikitin, Evgeny; Richter, Bernard [Tenor]; Schneiderman, Helene
Conductors: Minkowski, Marc
Ensemble: ; Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble

When he decided to record Wagner's Der Fliegende Holländer, a cornerstone in the musical life of the composer, Marc Minkowski decided to include Dietsch's work...continue...
Recording information: Grenoble, France (05/2013)....continue...
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HBDirect Recommended Recording NAI 5349
Grandioso!: Great Verdi Recordings from Caruso to Pavarotti - plus Welitsch, Tebaldi, Del Monaco et al.
Grandioso!: Great Verdi Recordings from Caruso to Pavarotti - plus Welitsch, Tebaldi, Del Monaco et al.

7 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2013-10-29

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Aida, opera; Araldo; Un ballo in maschera; Don Carlo; Ernani; Falstaff; La forza del destino; Giovanna d'Arco; Luisa Miller; Macbeth; Nabucco; Otello; Rigoletto; Simon Boccanegra; La ...
Performers: Alarie, Pierrette; Anders, Peter; Arndt-Ober, Margarete; Böhme, Kurt [Bass Vocal]; Bastianini, Ettore; Berger, Erna [Soprano vocals]; Bergonzi, Carlo; Bonato, Armanda; Borg, Kim; Branzell, Karin...
Conductors: Fricsay, Ferenc; Kulka, János; Erede, Alberto; Bartoletti, Bruno; Moralt, Rudolf; Leitner, Ferdinand; Rother, Artur; Krauss, Clemens; Löwlein, Hans; Santi, Nello; Peters, Reinhard; Heidenre...

A feast of great Verdi singing, dating from the dawn of recording in 1903 (Tamagno - Verdi's first Otello) to the 1960s (Pavarotti's first disc...continue...
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Tenor Luciano Pavarotti: The 50 Greatest Tracks
Tenor Luciano Pavarotti: The 50 Greatest Tracks

2 CD / Decca / 2013-10-22

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Turandot; La bohème; Tosca; Madama Butterfly; Manon Lescaut; Turandot (Original Three Tenors Version); Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; Il trovatore; Aida, opera; Un ballo in masche...
Performers: Battle, Kathleen [Soprano Vocals]; Bruson, Renato; Carreras, Jose [Tenor Vocal]; Clapton, Eric; Domingo, Placido; Freni, Mirella [Soprano Vocals]; Garrett, Eric [Vocals]; Ghiaurov, Nicolai [Bass Voca...
Conductors: Mehta, Zubin; Karajan, Herbert v.; Bonynge, Richard; Downes, Edward; Magiera, Leone; Stapleton, Robin; Rescigno, Nicola; de Fabritiis, Oliviero; Solti, Sir Georg; Levine, James; Molinari-Pradelli, Fr...
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Discover Mozart - Selections from his most popular works
Discover Mozart - Selections from his most popular works

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2013-10-08

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492; Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467; Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495; Serenade in G major, K ...
Performers: Bonney, Barbara [Soprano vocals]; Eschenbach, Christoph [Piano/Conductor]; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Gilfrey, Rodney; Hamilton, Roger; Haselbock, Hans; James, Eirian; Jolley, David; Neid...
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot; Abbado, Claudio; Böhm, Karl; Pinnock, Trevor
Ensemble: ; English Baroque Soloists; The English Concert

A release series of some of the most popular Decca recordings, the Virtuoso series is an opportunity for fans to access historic recordings at a...continue...
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Furie terribili: 30 Baroque Opera Hits sung by Maria Bayo, Lucy Crowe, Miah Persson, Alfred Deller, Bejun Mehta, Andreas Scholl, Vivica Genaux et al.
Furie terribili: 30 Baroque Opera Hits sung by Maria Bayo, Lucy Crowe, Miah Persson, Alfred Deller, Bejun Mehta, Andreas Scholl, Vivica Genaux et al.

2 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2013-09-10

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo; Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria; L'incorazione di Poppea; Francesco Cavalli: La Calisto; Jean-Baptiste Lully: Armide; Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Médée; Jean-Philip...
Performers: Bayo, María; Ben Nun, Efrat; Bevan, Maurice; Borst, Danielle; Crook, Howard [Tenor Vocals]; Crowe, Lucy; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; Feldman, Jill [Soprano Vocals]; Fink, Bernarda [Mezzo-S...
Conductors: Jacobs, René; Herreweghe, Philippe; Christie, William; Deller, Alfred; Bates, David
Ensemble: ; Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin ; Cappella Coloniensis; Concerto Köln ; Concerto Vocale; King's Musick; La Chapelle Royale; La Nuova Musica; Les Arts Florissants

This double album invites you on a guided tour of the world of Baroque opera, from its origins in the early 17th century to its...continue...
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ReJoyce! A collection of the singer's finest recordings / Joyce DiDonato, soprano
ReJoyce! A collection of the singer's finest recordings / Joyce DiDonato, soprano

2 CD / Erato / 2013-09-03

Works: George Frederick Handel: Serse; Teseo; Rodelinda; Ariodante; Radamisto; Hercules; Claudio Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea; Antonio Vivaldi: Ercole sul Termodonte; Giovanni Porta: Ifigenia in Au...
Performers: Ciofi, Patrizia; DiDonato, Joyce; Montvidas, Edgaras; Netrebko, Anna; Obrecht, Pascale; Semenova, Elena; Stupenengo, Paolo; Suliman, Nabil; Von Stade, Frederica [Mezzo-soprano vocals]
Conductors: Curtis, Alan; Rousset, Christophe; Haïm, Emmanuelle; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; Ono, Kazushi; Nézet-Séguin, Yannick; Müller, Eduardo; Pappano, Antonio; Summers, Patrick; Wilson, John...
Ensemble: ; Europa Galante; Il Complesso Barocco; Le Concert d'Astrée ; Les Talens Lyriques

For most artists, a "Best Of" compilation is a chance to sit back and take a well-deserved break without having to go through all the...continue...
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Vivaldi: Operas, Vol. 2 - Arias sung by Sandrine Piau, Julia Lezhneva, Vivica Genaux, Jennifer Larmore, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Nathalie Stutzmann et al.
Vivaldi: Operas, Vol. 2 - Arias sung by Sandrine Piau, Julia Lezhneva, Vivica Genaux, Jennifer Larmore, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Nathalie Stutzmann et al.

1 CD / Naïve / 2013-08-27

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Argippo, RV 697; Orlando furioso, RV 728; La fida ninfa, RV 714; Atenaide, RV 702; Griselda, RV 718; Ottone in villa, RV 729; Orlando 1714, RV 819; Teuzzone; Farnace, RV 711; Armida,...
Performers: Davies, Iestyn; Ferrari, Stefano; Genaux, Vivica; Jaroussky, Philippe; Larmore, Jennifer; Lee, David DQ; Lehtipuu, Topi; Lezhneva, Julia; Lopez, Paolo; Novaro, Riccardo; Piau, Sandrine; Zanasi, Furio
Conductors: Sardelli, Federico Maria; Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Antonini, Giovanni; Savall, Jordi; Alessandrini, Rinaldo
Ensemble: ; Ensemble Matheus

Along the release of Catone in utica, 50th title and 15th opera recording of the Vivaldi Edition, this compilation gathers some of the finest opera...continue...
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Christian Thielemann: My Wagner Album - excerpts from Rienzi, Meistersinger, Tristan, Parsifal, Rheingold, Siefgried et al.
Christian Thielemann: My Wagner Album - excerpts from Rienzi, Meistersinger, Tristan, Parsifal, Rheingold, Siefgried et al.

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2013-08-27

Works: Richard Wagner: Rienzi, der Letzte der Tribunen; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg; Tristan und Isolde; Götterdämmerung; Parsifal; D...
Performers: Ahlin, Cvetka; Brilioth, Helge; Brockhaus, Lilo; Dernesch, Helga [Soprano]; Donath, Helen [Soprano Vocal]; Ericson, Barbro; Fassbaender, Brigitte [Mezzo-Soprano Vocals]; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Ba...
Conductors: Thielemann, Christian; Knappertsbusch, Hans; Furtwängler, Wilhelm; Kleiber, Carlos; Boulez, Pierre; Karajan, Herbert v.
Ensemble: ; Berlin Philharmonic; Staatskapelle Dresden; Vienna Philharmonic

In My Wagner Album Christian Thielemann - a passionate Wagnerite and celebrated Wagner conductor - has brought together some of his favorite recordings, from the...continue...
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Ignacy Jan Paderewski: Manru, opera / Ratajczak, Chodowicz, Krahel, Skrla, Ledzion, Greszta
Ignacy Jan Paderewski: Manru, opera / Ratajczak, Chodowicz, Krahel, Skrla, Ledzion, Greszta

2 CD / Dux (Poland) / 2013-08-27

Works: Ignace Jan Paderewski: Manru, opera, Op. 20
Performers: Jakowicz, Krysztof; Krahel, Barbara; Lomaha, Ihor [Dulcimer]
Conductors: Figas, Maciej
Ensemble: Opera Nova in Bygdoszcz Orchestra

The little-known Paderewski's opera 'Manru' was performed only in Poland, with no more than three productions. In 2001, the 60th anniversary of Paderewski's death, Wroclaw...continue...
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DUX 793
Britten: The Complete Works [66 CDs]
Britten: The Complete Works [66 CDs]

66 CD / Decca / 2013-08-13

Works: Benjamin Britten: Paul Bunyan, operetta, Op. 17; Peter Grimes; The Rape of Lucretia; Albert Herring, Op. 39; Billy Budd, Op. 50; Gloriana, opera, Op. 53; Turn of the Screw, chamber opera, Op. 54; A M...
Performers: Alley, John [Piano]; Apekisheva, Katya; Ashton, Graham; Atherton, Elizabeth; Auchincloss, Daniel; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Ballard, Jeremy; Barantschik, Alexander; Bashmet, Yuri [Con...
Conductors: Brunelle, Philip; Britten, Benjamin; Mackerras, Charles; Bedford, Steuart; del Mar, Norman; Burgess, Russell; Llewellyn, Grant; Brabbins, Martyn; Steen, Jac van; Nagano, Kent; Goehr, Walter; ; Malcol...
Ensemble: ; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; English Chamber Orchestra; English Opera Group Ensemble; Gabrieli String Quartet; London Symphony Orchestra; Melos Ensemble of London; Members of the Philip Jon...

Decca celebrates 100 years since the birth of England's greatest 20th Century composer, Benjamin Britten, with a unique limited edition 65-CD box containing his entire...continue...
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A Tribute to Giuseppe Verdi / Leonard Warren, Alfredo Kraus, Maria Callas et al. (rec. 1914-1962)
A Tribute to Giuseppe Verdi / Leonard Warren, Alfredo Kraus, Maria Callas et al. (rec. 1914-1962)

2 CD / Preiser / 2013-08-13

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Nabucco; Ernani; Macbeth; Luisa Miller; Rigoletto; Il Trovatore; La Traviata; I Vespri Siciliani; Simon Boccanegra; Un Ballo in Maschera; La Forza del Destino; Don Carlo; Aida, opera;...
Performers: Bampton, Rose; Barbieri, Fedora; Bastianini, Ettore; Berger, Erna [Soprano vocals]; Bergonzi, Carlo; Björling, Jussi [Tenor Vocal]; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Caruso, Enrico [Tenor Vocals];...

These two CDs contain selected recordings of operas by Verdi recorded between 1914 and 1962....continue...
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Toti dal Monte: A Tribute - Mozart, Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Bizet, et al. / Antonietta Meneghel
Toti dal Monte: A Tribute - Mozart, Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Bizet, et al. / Antonietta Meneghel

3 CD / Newton Classics / 2013-07-30

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro; Don Giovanni; Gioachino Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia; Guglielmo Tell; Vincenzo Bellini: La sonnambula, opera; Norma, opera; Gaetano Donizetti: Don Pas...
Performers: Beuf, Antoine [Baritone (Vocal)]; Bourdon, Rosario; Gigli, Beniamino [Tenor vocals]; Monte, Toti Dal; Montesanto, Luigi; Palombini, Vittoria; Schipa, Tito [Tenor Vocal]
Conductors: Berrettoni, Umberto; Ghione, Franco; Sabajno, Carlo; Santini, Giorgio; de Fabritiis, Oliviero; Nastrucci, Gino

Antonietta Meneghel, better known by her stage name Toti Dal Monte, was a celebrated Italian opera soprano with a sweet lyric voice. Her voice, "naturally...continue...
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Handel: Tamerlano / Gwendolyn Killebrew; Alexander Young; Sophia Steffan. CO of Copenhagen
Handel: Tamerlano / Gwendolyn Killebrew; Alexander Young; Sophia Steffan. CO of Copenhagen

3 CD / Parnassus / 2013-07-16

Works: George Frederick Handel: Tamerlano
Performers: Bogard, Carole; Fuller, Albert; Johansen, Lars Holm; Killebrew, Gwendolyn; Rintzler, Marius; Simon, Joanna; Steffan, Sophia; Young, Alexander [Tenor Vocal]
Conductors: Moriarty, John
Ensemble: Copenhagen Chamber Orchestra
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Music of Steel: Heroic Themes from the Movies by John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Lisa Gerrard, James Horner
Music of Steel: Heroic Themes from the Movies by John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Lisa Gerrard, James Horner

1 CD / Decca / 2013-07-09

Works: John Williams: Superman; Star Wars; Raiders of the Lost Ark; Gioachino Rossini: William Tell Overture; Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30; Richard Wagner: Die Walküre; Maurice Jarr...
Performers: Dernesch, Helga [Soprano]; Fassbaender, Brigitte [Mezzo-Soprano Vocals]; Hellmann, Claudia; Lindholm, Berit; Nilsson, Birgit [Soprano Vocal]; Schlosser, Vera; Tyler, Marilyn; Watts, Helen [Contralto ...
Conductors: Williams, John; Chailly, Riccardo; Solti, Sir Georg; Black, Stanley; Dorati, Antal; Marriner, Sir Neville; Greenaway, Gavin
Ensemble: ; Boston Pops Orchestra

A compilation of heroic themes from some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters, old and new. You will be transported through space, on horseback, in the jungle...continue...
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Vivaldi: A Tale of Two Seasons - Concertos & Arias / Sally Bruce-Payne: mezzo-soprano
Vivaldi: A Tale of Two Seasons - Concertos & Arias / Sally Bruce-Payne: mezzo-soprano

1 CD / Avie Records / 2013-07-09

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: L' Incoronazione di Dario, RV 719; Arsilda, RV 700; Concerto for Violin in D major, RV 208 "Il grosso Mogul" - Grave; Concerto for Violin, strings & continuo in B flat major, RV 367;...
Performers: Bruce-Payne, Sally; Chandler, Adrian
Conductors: Chandler, Adrian
Ensemble: La Serenissima (Orchestra)

Vivaldi specialist Adrian Chandler and La Serenissima's hallmark qualities of erudition, combined with crowd-pleasing performances, have made them one of the best-selling and most acclaimed...continue...
Recording information: Hospital of St. Cross, Winchester, England (03/18/2013-03/21/2013)....continue...
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Maazel conducts Wagner / Meier, Berliner Philharmoniker
Maazel conducts Wagner / Meier, Berliner Philharmoniker

1 CD / RCA Records Import / 2013-06-18

Works: Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser; The Flying Dutchman; Lohengrin; Götterdämmerung; Tristan und Isolde
Performers: Meier, Waltraud
Conductors: Maazel, Lorin
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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The Art of Verdi-Baritone - performances by Antonio Scotti, Victor Maurel, Mattia Battistini, Leonard Warren et al. (rec. 1904-1950)
The Art of Verdi-Baritone - performances by Antonio Scotti, Victor Maurel, Mattia Battistini, Leonard Warren et al. (rec. 1904-1950)

1 CD / Preiser / 2013-06-11

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Nabucco; Ernani; I due Foscari; Macbeth; Rigoletto; Il Trovatore; La Traviata; I Vespri Siciliani; Simon Boccanegra; Un Ballo in Maschera; La Forza del Destino; Don Carlo; Aida, opera...
Performers: Amato, Pasquale; Ancona, Mario; Battistini, Mattia [Baritone Vocals]; Danise, Giuseppe; de Luca, Giuseppe; Formichi, Cesare; Galeffi, Carlo; Lisitisian, Pavel; Magini-Coletti, Antonio; Maurel, Victor...

The recordings on this compact disc were made between 1904 and 1950 and include performances by Antonio Scotti, Victor Maurel, Mattia Battistini, Leonard Warren, Alexander...continue...
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Wagner: Götterdämmerung; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Siegfried-Idyll / Petra Lang, soprano
Wagner: Götterdämmerung; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Siegfried-Idyll / Petra Lang, soprano

1 Super Audio CD / Channel Classics / 2013-06-11

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Siegfried Idyll; Götterdämmerung
Performers: Lang, Petra
Conductors: Fischer, Iván
Ensemble: ; Budapest Symphony Orchestra

On one of the most highly anticipated releases of the year, Iván Fischer conducts music by Richard Wagner, offering a demonstration quality surround-sound disc featuring...continue...
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Mad Scenes - arias by Rimsky-Korsakov, Bellini, Thomas, Donizetti / Edita Gruberova, soprano
Mad Scenes - arias by Rimsky-Korsakov, Bellini, Thomas, Donizetti / Edita Gruberova, soprano

1 CD / Nightingale Classics / 2013-05-28

Works: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride; Ambroise Thomas: Hamlet; Vincenzo Bellini: I Puritani, opera; Il Pirata, opera; Gaetano Donizetti: Anna Bolena
Performers: d'Artegna, Francesco Ellero; Gruberova, Edita; Kim, Ettore; Rosner, Anton; Schmidt, Monika; Siegele, Dankwart; Uhlmann, Gisela; Weber, Heinrich
Conductors: Luisi, Fabio
Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Chorus; Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra

The philosophy and artistic work of the Romantic period exhibits a curious interest in the phenomenon of insanity. Featuring scenes from I Puritani, Il Pirata,...continue...
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Offenbach au Menu / Par le Quatuor Gastronomique; Sylvie Bertho, Pierre Catala, Jean-Marc Salzmann
Offenbach au Menu / Par le Quatuor Gastronomique; Sylvie Bertho, Pierre Catala, Jean-Marc Salzmann

1 CD / Maguelone / 2013-05-28

Works: Spoken Word: Introduction; Jacques Offenbach: Wittington et son chat; Croquefer ou le Dernier des paladins; Pierrette et Jacquot; Geneviève de Brabant; Geneviève de Brabant (nouvelle editio...
Performers: Bertho, Sylvie [Soprano (Vocal)]; Catala, Pierre; Dibbern, Mary; Keller, Marie-Therese; Salzmann, Jean-Marc

A beautiful carte for a gargantuan meal orchestrated by Offenbach and the Quartet Gastronomique!...continue...
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Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (Highlights) / Marek Janowski, Staatskapelle Dresden
Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (Highlights) / Marek Janowski, Staatskapelle Dresden

2 CD / Sony Classical / 2013-05-28

Works: Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold; Die Walküre; Siegfried; Götterdämmerung
Performers: Adam, Theo; Altmeyer, Jeannine; Borchers, Christel; Buchner, Eberhard; Bundschuh, Eva-Maria; Falcon, Ruth; Jerusalem, Siegfried; Kollo, Rene [Tenor Vocal]; Minton, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]; Nimsgern, ...
Conductors: Janowski, Marek
Ensemble: ; Staatskapelle Dresden

Marek Janowski's recording of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen was the first ever digital recording of the opera. With sessions beginning in 1980, the complete...continue...
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Bel Canto Bully: The Musical Legacy of the Legendary Opera Impresario Domenico Barbaja with music by Rossini, Weber, Bellini et a.
Bel Canto Bully: The Musical Legacy of the Legendary Opera Impresario Domenico Barbaja with music by Rossini, Weber, Bellini et a.

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2013-04-30

Works: Gioachino Rossini: La Gazzetta; Otello; Mosè in Egitto (Naples version); La Donna del lago; Maometto II; Carl Maria von Weber: Euryanthe; Vincenzo Bellini: Il Pirata, opera; Gaetano Donizetti: R...
Performers: Adami, Filippo; Amou, Akie; Bandelow, Karen; Colonna, Monica; Ganassi, Sonia; Giordani, Marcello; Guagliardo, Giovanni; Mahieux, Ugo; Mironov, Maxim; Podles, Ewa; Pratt, Jessica; Regazzo, Lorenzo; Th...
Conductors: Franklin, Christopher; Fogliani, Antonino; Koch, Martin; Zedda, Alberto; Amberger, Martin; Morandi, Pier G.; Walter, Alfred; Mercurio, Steven; Rota, Marcello; Benini, Maurizio

Domenico Barbaja (1777-1841) was the legendary impresario who dominated European operatic stages for thirty years. The ruthless mogul was at the very heart of the...continue...
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40 Tracks for 40 Years: Delos' 40th Anniversary Celebration! / Various artists
40 Tracks for 40 Years: Delos' 40th Anniversary Celebration! / Various artists

3 CD / Delos / 2013-04-30

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Festive Overture, Op. 96; Ballet Suite no 1; Concerto no 1 in A minor, for violin, Op. 77; Antonin Dvorák: Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95 "From the New World"; Aram Khacha...
Performers: Allen, Nancy [Harp]; Augér, Arleen [Soprano]; Baldwin, Dalton; Butler, Charles; Domashenko, Marina; Fleming, Renée; Galbraith, Paul; Grivnov, Vsevolod; Holloway, Red; King, Gerryck; Kog...
Conductors: Litton, Andrew; Macal, Zdenek; Orbelian, Constantine; DePreist, James; Schwarz, Gerard; Parisot, Aldo; Heller, Alfred; Lavery, Sharon; ; Keene, Dennis; George, Vance; Shostakovich, Maxim; Mondelci, F...
Ensemble: ; Ambar; Brazilian Guitar Quartet; iDuo; Italian Saxophone Quartet; Los Angeles Guitar Quartet; Style of Five; Yale Cellos

Delos' "strong personality" is due, above all, to the pioneering goals and philosophy of late founder Amelia S. Haygood, whose unshakable faith in the power...continue...

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DEL 3440
The John Eliot Gardiner Collection - Works by Monteverdi, Bach, Handel, Gluck, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Berlioz et al. [30 CDs]
The John Eliot Gardiner Collection - Works by Monteverdi, Bach, Handel, Gluck, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Berlioz et al. [30 CDs]

30 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2013-04-30

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine; Henry Purcell: Fairy Queen, Z 629; Johann Sebastian Bach: Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244; George Frederick Handel: Jephtha; Recorded Sound: Applause; C...
Performers: Alcantara, Lynette; Backes, Constanze; Biebrach, Christfried; Bilson, Malcolm [Keyboards]; Bonney, Barbara [Soprano vocals]; Bruce-Payne, Sally; Canonici, Luca; Dazeley, William; Forsberg, Bengt; Fre...
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: ; English Baroque Soloists; His Majesties Sagbutts and Cornetts; NDR Sinfonieorchester; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Wiener Tschuschenkapelle

One of the great advocates of period-instrument performance - but not, he insists a period - instrument specialist (the vial thing is to combine a...continue...
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Magic Verdi - highlights of Aida, Otello, Don Carlo, La Forza & Un ballo / Caballé, Freni, Domingo, Carreras, Gobbi, Muti,Giulini, Karajan
Magic Verdi - highlights of Aida, Otello, Don Carlo, La Forza & Un ballo / Caballé, Freni, Domingo, Carreras, Gobbi, Muti,Giulini, Karajan

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2013-04-09

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Aida, opera; Un ballo in maschera; Falstaff; La forza del destino; Don Carlo; Otello
Performers: Arroyo, Martina; Baltsa, Agnes; Bergonzi, Carlo; Bumbry, Grace; Caballe, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Cappuccilli, Piero; Carreras, Jose [Tenor Vocal]; Christoff, Boris; Cossotto, Fiorenza; Domingo, ...
Conductors: Kurtz, Efrem; Muti, Riccardo; Erede, Alberto; Guadagno, Anton; Gardelli, Lamberto; Ceccato, Aldo; Karajan, Herbert v.; Semkov, Jerzy; Giulini, Carlo Maria; Ferraris, Franco

The name Verdi is synonymous with Italian opera. No other composer embodies all the fascination and passion of Italian music drama like Verdi. The special...continue...
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Wagner: Heavy Classix / Herbert von Karajan, Karl Böhm, Eugen Jochum, Rafael Kubelík et al.
Wagner: Heavy Classix / Herbert von Karajan, Karl Böhm, Eugen Jochum, Rafael Kubelík et al.

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2013-04-02

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Walküre; Tristan und Isolde; Parsifal; Götterdämmerung; The Flying Dutchman; Lohengrin; Tannhäuser; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Das Rheingold
Performers: Ahlin, Cvetka; Brockhaus, Lilo; Dernesch, Helga [Soprano]; Donath, Helen [Soprano Vocal]; Ericson, Barbro; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Grobe, Donald; Jenckel, Helga; Mastilovic, Danic...
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert v.; Böhm, Karl; Jochum, Eugen; Kubelik, Rafael; Gerdes, Otto

Of course, Wagner also wrote big ballads as well, so there's the Siegfried Idyll, the Tristan Prelude and Liebestod and the ethereal Prelude to Lohengrin....continue...
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The Art of Verdi / Placido Domingo with Giacomo Prestia, Ildebrando d Arcangelo, Ramon Vargas, Sergei Leiferkus et al.
The Art of Verdi / Placido Domingo with Giacomo Prestia, Ildebrando d Arcangelo, Ramon Vargas, Sergei Leiferkus et al.

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2013-04-02

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; Aida, opera; Il trovatore; Un ballo in maschera; Alzira; Ernani; Luisa Miller; Otello; I due Foscari; Macbeth; Don Carlos; La traviata; La forza del destino; Nabucco; Obert...
Performers: Aparici, Montserrat; Cappuccilli, Piero; Cotrubas, Ileana; Cutler, Eric; D'Arcangelo, Ildebrando; Domingo, Placido; Ghiaurov, Nicolai [Bass Vocals]; Giacomotti, Alfredo; Grella, Bruno; Gullino, Walte...
Conductors: Giulini, Carlo Maria; Abbado, Claudio; Gergiev, Valery; Maazel, Lorin; Chung, Myung-Whun; Kleiber, Carlos; Karajan, Herbert v.; Sinopoli, Giuseppe; Gardelli, Lamberto

Here is Placido Domingo's first glorious contribution to Verdi Year - a wide-ranging anthology of his starring roles, over two hours of glorious singing From...continue...
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Verdi Heroines / Gheorgiu, Chailly, Giuseppe Verdi SO Milan
Verdi Heroines / Gheorgiu, Chailly, Giuseppe Verdi SO Milan

1 CD / Decca Import / 2013-03-12

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: I vespri siciliani; Don Carlos; Rigoletto; Aida, opera; Il Trovatore; Un ballo in maschera; Simon Boccanegra; La forza del destino; Otello
Performers: Downes, Shana; Gheorghiu, Angela; Polverelli, Laura; Tramonti, Tizana
Conductors: Chailly, Riccardo
Ensemble: Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan

"...this stunning new disc captures Angela Gheorghiu in some big roles we would not expect her to take into her repertoire at present...it is refreshing...continue...
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Montserrat Caballé sings Bellini & Verdi Arias
Montserrat Caballé sings Bellini & Verdi Arias

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2013-03-12

Works: Vincenzo Bellini: I Puritani, opera; Il Pirata, opera; Giuseppe Verdi: Aida, opera; Don Carlo; La Forza del destino; Macbeth; Otello
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Caballé, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Ferrin, Agostino; Hamari, Julia [Contralto Vocals]; Kraus, Alfredo [Tenor Vocals]; Manuguerra, Matteo; Rafanelli, Fl...
Conductors: Muti, Riccardo; Gavazzeni, Gianandrea; Giulini, Carlo Maria; Guadagno, Anton

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In this collection CaballT exhibits her security of bel canto coloratura, with rapid decorations and limpid tone interspersed with well-enunciated word...continue...
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50 Best Chillout Classics
50 Best Chillout Classics

3 CD / EMI Classics / 2013-02-26

Works: Johann Pachelbel: Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major; Tomaso Albinoni: Adagio; Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite no 3 in D, BWV 1068; Keyboard Concerto no 5 in F minor, BWV 1056; ...
Performers: Barrueco, Manuel; Beniston, Paul; Bloch, Nikolaj; Chance, Michael; Daniels, David; Donohoe, Peter; Farr, Stephen [Organ]; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Garrett, Lesley [Soprano Vocal]; Gavri...
Conductors: Handford, Maurice; Marriner, Sir Neville; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Cleobury, Stephen; Nézet-Séguin, Yannick; Warren-Green, Christopher; Olah, Erno; Norrington, Roger; Trevor, Kirk; Sawallisc...
Ensemble: ; 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic; Ahn Trio; Fretwork; Rostal & Schaefer Piano Duo

This 3 CD set contains 50 tracks of classical chill out music from the catalogues of EMI Classics and Virgin Classics. Performed by some of...continue...
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EMI 332942
50 Best Verdi: CD One: Tenors & Baritones; CD Two: Soparnos & Mezzos; CD Three: Choruses
50 Best Verdi: CD One: Tenors & Baritones; CD Two: Soparnos & Mezzos; CD Three: Choruses

3 CD / EMI Classics / 2013-02-26

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Aida, opera; La traviata; Un ballo in maschera; Rigoletto; Luisa Miller; Macbeth; Il trovatore; I lombardi alla prima crociata; Don Carlos; Requiem; La forza del destino; Otello; Fals...
Performers: Alagna, Roberto; Arroyo, Martina; Bella, Benito di; Bergonzi, Carlo; Bonisolli, Franco; Bruson, Renato; Caballé, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Carreras, Jos&eacu...
Conductors: Muti, Riccardo; Viotti, Marcello; Patanè, Giuseppe; Rudel, Julius; Erede, Alberto; Karajan, Herbert v.; Pappano, Antonio; Gardelli, Lamberto; Barker, John; Pidò, Evelino; Serafin, Tullio; M...

This 3-CD set contains 100 tracks from the most familiar and best-loved works by the iconic Italian operatic composer Giuseppe Verdi, performed by many of...continue...
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EMI 338302
50 Best Sensual Classics
50 Best Sensual Classics

3 CD / EMI Classics / 2013-02-26

Works: James Horner: Titanic; Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act; Sergey Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor; Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Concerto for Piano ...
Performers: Augér, Arleen [Soprano]; Bloch, Nikolaj; Bran, Tim; Bream, Julian [Guitar]; Bumbry, Grace; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Cortez, Viorica; Dalton, Mitchell; Dernesch, Helga [Soprano]; Garcia,...
Conductors: ; Jansons, Mariss; Foster, Lawrence; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Roth, François-Xavier; Goodwin, Ron; Thompson, Bryden; Plasson, Michel; Barry, John; Love, Geoff; Barbirolli, John; Fedotov, Viktor; Boul...
Ensemble: ; Ahn Trio; Berlin Philharmonic Cellists; Virtuosi

This 3-CD set contains 50 tracks of sensual music from the catalogues of EMI Classics and Virgin Classics performed by some of the world's finest...continue...
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Richard Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen / Kollo, Adam, Schreier, Nimsgern, Minton, Popp, Wenkl et al. Janowski
Richard Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen / Kollo, Adam, Schreier, Nimsgern, Minton, Popp, Wenkl et al. Janowski

14 CD / Sony Classical / 2013-02-12

Works: Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold; Die Walküre; Siegfried; Götterdämmerung
Performers: Evangelatos, Daphne; Falcon, Ruth
Conductors: Janowski, Marek
Ensemble: ; Staatskapelle Dresden

Marek Janowski's recording of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen was the first ever digital recording of the opera. With sessions beginning in 1980, the complete...continue...
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Vive Offenbach!: Famous Operetta Arias & Overtures / Jane Rhodes
Vive Offenbach!: Famous Operetta Arias & Overtures / Jane Rhodes

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2013-02-12

Works: Jacques Offenbach: La Périchole; Barbe-Bleue; La vie parisienne; La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein; La belle Hélène
Performers: Rhodes, Jane
Conductors: Plasson, Michel; Benzi, Roberto; Frémaux, Louis
Ensemble: ; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Orchestre de Bordeaux Aquitaine

No other composer depicted the typical French effervescence and easy-going Parisian lifestyle so accurately, coupled with biting satire of the powers-that-be, as Jacques Offenbach. This...continue...
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The Very Best of Nicolai Gedda
The Very Best of Nicolai Gedda

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2013-02-05

Works: Jules Massenet: Werther; Manon; Charles Gounod: Roméo et Juliette; Hector Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini, opera Op. 23; Jacques Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann; Georges Bizet: The Pearl Fishers, op...
Performers: Blanc, Ernest; Eyron, Jan; Freni, Mirella [Soprano Vocals]; Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Mallabrera, André; Moore, Gerald [Piano]; Zareska, Eugenia
Conductors: Galliera, Alceo; Prêtre, Georges; Pr?tre, Georges; Cluytens, André; Dervaux, Pierre; Gardelli, Lamberto; Molinari-Pradelli, France; Downes, Edward; Patanè, Giuseppe; Patan?, Giuseppe; ...

Nicolai Gedda, the most recorded tenor in history, was exceptionally versatile artist who has excelled in a wide variety of operatic roles as well as...continue...
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EMI 164972
Groáe Tenöre der Musikgeschichte, Vol. 3
Groáe Tenöre der Musikgeschichte, Vol. 3

2 CD / ZYX Records / 2013-02-05

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; Il Trovatore; Un ballo in maschera; La forza del destino; Otello; Aida, opera; Gaetano Donizetti: L' elisir d'amore, opera; Friedrich von Flotow: Martha, opera; Amilcare Po...
Performers: Alda, Frances; Amato, Pasquale; Ancona, Mario; Caruso, Enrico [Tenor Vocals]; de Luca, Giuseppe; Farrar, Geraldine [Soprano Vocals]; Galli-Curci, Amelita [Soprano vocals]; Gogorza, Emilio de; Hempel,...
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ZYXX 4833818
Strauss, Oscar: Walzertraum / Graf Von Luxembg
Strauss, Oscar: Walzertraum / Graf Von Luxembg

1 CD / ZYX Records / 2013-02-05

Works: Oscar Straus: Ein Walzertraum; Franz Lehár: Der Graf von Luxemburg
Performers: Brauner, Hilde; Christ, Rudolf; Equiluz, Kurt [Tenor Vocal]; Hermann, Dagmar; Liebesberg, Else; Prikopa, Herbert; Terkal, Karl
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ZYXX 4008353
The Very Best of Benjamin Britten [3 CDs]
The Very Best of Benjamin Britten [3 CDs]

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2013-02-05

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

Since his death in 1976 many musicians have looked at Benjamin Britten's scores anew - not simply the repertory Britten never recorded, but the many...continue...
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Handel: Alcina / Catherine Naglestad, Alice Coote, Helene Schneiderman, Catriona Smith. Alan Hacker [DVD]
Handel: Alcina / Catherine Naglestad, Alice Coote, Helene Schneiderman, Catriona Smith. Alan Hacker [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Arthaus DVD / 2013-01-29

Works: George Frederick Handel: Alcina
Performers: Coote, Alice; Naglestad, Catherine; Schneiderman, Helene; Smith, Catriona
Conductors: Hacker, Alan
Ensemble: Stuttgart State Orchestra

With this Alcina directing team Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito show just how modern Handel can be. The production is fascinating, conclusive, and full of...continue...
Run Time: 159 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo,
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