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Handel: Xerxes / Mackerras, Murray, Garrett, Masterson, Robson [DVD]
Handel: Xerxes / Mackerras, Murray, Garrett, Masterson, Robson [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Arthaus DVD / 2012-03-27

Works: George Frederick Handel: Xerxes, HWV 40
Performers: Booth-Jones, Christopher; Garrett, Lesley; Masterson, Valerie; Murray, Ann; Rigby, Jean; Robson, Christopher
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles, Sir
Ensemble: English National Opera Chorus; English National Opera Orchestra

Nicholas Hytner's highly innovative production of Handel's comic opera won the coveted Laurence Olivier Opera Award. This live recording from the English National Opera stars...continue...
Run Time: 186 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo,
Subtitles: German, French, English, Italian, Dutch, Greek...continue...
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Czeslaw Marek: Songs & Choral Music / Szmytka, Rigby, Dazeley, Smietana, Burnside
Czeslaw Marek: Songs & Choral Music / Szmytka, Rigby, Dazeley, Smietana, Burnside

2 CD / Guild / 2012-02-14

Works: Czeslaw Marek: Lieder (6) for voice & piano, Op. 1; Songs (5) on Poems by Lenau, for voice & piano, Op. 17; Lieder (2) for voice & piano, Op. 12; Na Wsi (Rural Scenes), for voice & piano, Op. 30a; Wi...
Performers: Burnside, Iain [Piano]; Dazeley, William; Rigby, Jean; Szmytka, Elzbieta
Conductors: Brian, Gary; Brain, Gary
Ensemble: ; Philharmonia Orchestra

Polish-born composer Czeslaw Marek (1891-1985) spent his youth in Lviv, Vienna and Berlin, but went to Switzerland at the outbreak of World War I, where...continue...
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NMC Songbook [Box Set]
NMC Songbook [Box Set]

4 CD / HBDirect Imports / 2009-04-07

Works: David Sawyer: The Source, for 2 voices & tubular bells; Luke Bedford: Upon St. George's Hill, for voice & guitar; Anthony Powers: Shining Plain, for voice & piano; Gary Carpenter: Interlude, for voic...
Performers: Atherton, Elizabeth; Ball, Andrew; Barry, Gerald; Bickley, Susan; Booth, Claire; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Burnside, Iain [Piano]; Chance, Michael; Chapman, Jane [Harpsichord]; Ebrahim, Oma...
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Vaugham Williams: Choral Works / Best, Corydon Singers, et al
Vaugham Williams: Choral Works / Best, Corydon Singers, et al

4 CD / Hyperion / 2008-06-10

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Serenade to music; Mystical Songs (5) for baritone, chorus ad lib & orchestra (or organ); Fantasia on Christmas Carols; Flos campi; Dona nobis pacem; Hymns (4) for Tenor, Viol...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Allen, Thomas; Barratt, Christine; Best, Jonathan; Bowen, John; Connell, Elizabeth; Connell, John; Davies, Arthur [Tenor Vocal]; Davies, Maldwyn; Dawson, Anne; Dawson, Lynne [Sopr...
Conductors: Best, Matthew
Ensemble: Corydon Orchestra; Corydon Singers; English Chamber Orchestra

Issued to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Vaughan Williams' death, this collection is tantalizing: it starts with one of the best-selling discs in the Hyperion...continue...
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Beethoven: Mass in C, Tremate, etc / Best, Watson, et al
Beethoven: Mass in C, Tremate, etc / Best, Watson, et al

1 CD / Hyperion / 2006-11-14

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Mass in C major, Op. 86; Ah, Perfido!, Op. 65; Nei giorni tuoi felici, duet for 2 voices & orchestra, WoO 93; Tremate, Empi, Tremate for 3 voices & orchestra, Op. 116
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Howell, Gwynne; Rigby, Jean; Watson, Janice
Conductors: Best, Matthew
Ensemble: Corydon Orchestra; Corydon Singers

"The recording gives much pleasure...throughout, an excellent feature of the performances is the playing of the Corydon Orchestra." -Gramophone...continue...
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Discover - Opera
Discover - Opera

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-10-31

Works: Orazio Vecchi: L'Amfiparnaso; Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo; Francesco Cavalli: Calisto; Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, Z 626; George Frederick Handel: Rinaldo; Jean-Philippe Rameau: Castor et Pollux;...
Performers: Alperyn, Graciela; Amps, Kym; Banditelli, Gloria; Barr, Frank; Benackova, Gabriela; Biel, Ann-Christine; Bordogna, Paolo; Borst, Martina; Buchanan, Alison; Carmignani, Alessandro; Cigna, Patrizia; Da...
Conductors: Vartolo, Sergio; ; Medlam, Charles; Mallon, Kevin; Östman, Arnold; Halász, Michael; Segerstam, Leif; Zedda, Alberto; Humburg, Will; Rahbari, Alexander; Davis, Colin; Casadesus, Jean-Claude;...
Ensemble: ; Aradia Ensemble; London Baroque; Scholars Baroque Ensemble

For 400 years, opera has illuminated the innermost recesses of human existence. Once the sport of kings and princes, it now provides the soundtrack of...continue...
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Verdi: La Forza del Destino / Sinopoli, Plowright  et al
Verdi: La Forza del Destino / Sinopoli, Plowright et al

3 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2006-01-10

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: La forza del destino
Performers: Baltsa, Agnes; Bruson, Renato; Carreras, Jose [Tenor Vocal]; Curtis, Mark; Plowright, Rosalind Plowright; Pons, Juan; Rigby, Jean; Salomaa, Petteri; Tomlinson, John; van Allan, Richard [Bass-Baritone...
Conductors: Sinopoli, Giuseppe
Ensemble: Ambrosian Singers

Here is a star-studded cast of principals who give their all along with an exceptionally strong line-up of secondary characters, especially Agnes Baltsa as Preziosilla....continue...
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Vivaldi: The Complete Sacred Music / King, King's Consort
Vivaldi: The Complete Sacred Music / King, King's Consort

11 CD / Hyperion / 2005-11-08

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Magnificat, for 2 vocal soloists, 2 choruses, 2 oboes, 2 strings & 2 continuo in G minor, RV 610a; Lauda Jerusalem in E minor, RV 609; Kyrie, for double vocal soloists, double chorus...
Performers: Atkinson, Lynton; Auchincloss, Daniel; Bellamy, Alexandra; Bickley, Susan; Blackadder, David; Blaze, Robin; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Brown, Jonathan; Brown, Rachel; Connolly, Sarah [Mezzo-...
Conductors: King, Robert
Ensemble: King's Consort

'King has given us the ultimate Vivaldi anthology, abundant in energy, rich with emotion, animation, and color, and enshrined in Hyperion's fabled, warm, and incomparable...continue...
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Elgar: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2; Pomp & Circumstance Marches; Enigma Variations
Elgar: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2; Pomp & Circumstance Marches; Enigma Variations

5 CD / Warner Classics / 2005-10-10

Works: Edward Elgar: Symphony no 1 in A flat major, Op. 55; Coronation Ode, Op. 44; Pomp and Circumstance March no 3, for orchestra in C minor, Op. 39/3; Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39; In the So...
Performers: Rigby, Jean; Sheen, Graham
Conductors: Davis, Andrew
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Walton: Christopher Columbus, etc / Hickox, et al
Walton: Christopher Columbus, etc / Hickox, et al

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2005-04-26

Works: William Walton: Christopher Columbus, music for radio for speakers, soloists, chorus, guitar & orchestra (also chora; Hamlet and Ophelia, poem for orchestra (from film score "Hamlet"; arr. by M.Mathi...
Performers: Carragher, Caroline; Ogden, Craig [Guitar]; Randle, Thomas [Tenor Vocals]; Rigby, Jean; Williams, Roderick [Bass-Baritone Vocal]
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: BBC National Chorus of Wales

This SACD contains the premiere recording of the full score to 'Christopher Columbus - A Musical Journey'. It was originally a radio play by Louis...continue...
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Opera in English - Berg: Wozzeck / Daniel, Shore, et al
Opera in English - Berg: Wozzeck / Daniel, Shore, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2003-05-20

Works: Alban Berg: Wozzeck, opera, Op. 7
Performers: Barstow, Josephine; Bayley, Clive; Bronder, Peter; Flanagan, Leslie John; Graham-Hall, John; Kale, Stuart [Tenor Vocal]; Paterson, Iain; Rigby, Jean; Shore, Andrew; Woodrow, Alan
Conductors: Daniel, Paul
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

"[This] recording manages to create the impression of theatre conditions with the added benefit of presenting a more natural balance between singers and orchestra than...continue...
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Dyson: Quo Vadis? / Hickox, Barker, Langridge, Rigby, et al
Dyson: Quo Vadis? / Hickox, Barker, Langridge, Rigby, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2003-05-20

Works: George Dyson: Quo Vadis, song cycle for vocal soloists & chorus
Performers: Barker, Cheryl; Burnard, Steven; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocal]; Rigby, Jean
Conductors: Hickox, Richard

"All four soloists are in superb voice, each of them strong, firm and characterful; and both choruses sing with fresh, incandescent tone. Dyson's idiom may...continue...
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The Compact Opera Collection - Verdi: Rigoletto / Sinopoli
The Compact Opera Collection - Verdi: Rigoletto / Sinopoli

2 CD / Decca / 2002-08-20

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto
Performers: Bruson, Renato; Fassbaender, Brigitte [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Gabba, Armando; Gruberova, Edita; Lloyd, Robert [Bass Voice]; Matteuzzi, William; Moses, Geoffrey; Pittavini, Maria Grazia; Rigby, Jean; R...
Conductors: Sinopoli, Giuseppe
Ensemble: Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus

"Renato Bruson as Rigoletto does far more than produce a stream of velvety tone, detailed and intense, responding to the conductor and combining beauty with...continue...
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The Mask of Orpheus
The Mask of Orpheus

3 CD / HBDirect Imports / 2002-01-28

Works: Harrison Birtwistle: The Mask of Orpheus, opera
Performers: Angel, Marie [Soprano Vocals]; Bronder, Peter; Ebrahim, Omar; Garrison, Jon [Tenor Vocal]; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]; Owens, Anne-Marie; Rigby, Jean
Conductors: Davis, Andrew
Ensemble: BBC Singers
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Opera in English - Puccini: Madam Butterfly / Abel, et al
Opera in English - Puccini: Madam Butterfly / Abel, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2001-11-20

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Performers: Barker, Cheryl; Bayley, Clive; Birchall, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Bleiker, D'Arcy; Brett, Frances; Clarke, Paul Charles; Kale, Stuart [Tenor Vocal]; Rigby, Jean; Taylor, Ann; Wood, Roland [Barit...
Conductors: Abel, Yves
Ensemble: Geoffrey Mitchell Choir

An accomplished cast of world-renowned singers performs one of the world's best-loved operas. Paul Charles Clarke, who takes the role of Pinkerton in this recording,...continue...
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Birtwistle: The Mask of Orpheus / Davis, BBC Singers, et al
Birtwistle: The Mask of Orpheus / Davis, BBC Singers, et al

3 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-07-16

Works: Harrison Birtwistle: The Mask of Orpheus
Performers: Allen, Stephen; Angel, Marie; Booth, Juliet; Bronder, Peter; Dames-Longworth, Philippa; Ebrahim, Omar; Folwell, Nicholas; Garrison, Jon; McCormack, Elizabeth; Morgan, Arwel Huw; Opie, Alan; Owens, An...
Conductors: Davis, Andrew, Sir
Ensemble: BBC Singers; BBC Symphony Orchestra

"...In his operas, the vocal lines sit with remarkable ease on both the voice and the words with none of the chalk-on-blackboard quality that pervades...continue...
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Vivaldi: Sacred Music Vol 4 - Juditha Triumphans / King
Vivaldi: Sacred Music Vol 4 - Juditha Triumphans / King

2 CD / Hyperion / 1998-05-01

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Juditha triumphans, RV 645
Performers: Bickley, Susan; Connolly, Sarah [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Kiehr, Maria Cristina [Soprano Vocal]; Murray, Ann; Rigby, Jean
Conductors: King, Robert
Ensemble: King's Consort Choir

This definitive version uses an all-female cast (as it was written for the Pieta, the famous all-girls' orphanage where Vivaldi was Music Director) along with...continue...
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Vaughan Williams: Five Tudor Portraits, etc / Hickox, et al
Vaughan Williams: Five Tudor Portraits, etc / Hickox, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 1998-02-17

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Tudor Portraits (5), choral suite for soloists, chorus & orchestra; Variants (5) of 'Dives and Lazarus'
Performers: Bourton, Robert; Cox, Michael; Hugh, Timothy; Rigby, Jean; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: London Symphony Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra

"...[Vaughan Williams's] 'Five Tudor Portraits' find the composer at his most dazzlingly invnetive, the resourceful and witty writing fitting Skeleton's words like a glove...The coupling...continue...
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Delius: A Mass of Life, Requiem / Hickox, Bournemouth SO
Delius: A Mass of Life, Requiem / Hickox, Bournemouth SO

2 CD / Chandos Records / 1997-03-18

Works: Frederick Delius: Requiem, for soprano, baritone, double chorus & orchestra, RT ii/8; A Mass of Life (Eine Messe des Lebens), for soloists, chorus & orchestra, RT ii/4
Performers: Coleman-Wright, Peter; Evans, Rebecca; Rigby, Jean; Robson, Nigel; Rodgers, Joan; Waynflete Singers
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Waynflete Singers

"The Mass can be a problematic work, but Hickox proved in his 1996 recording, here reissued, that given a sumptuous recording, sensitive orchestral playing and...continue...
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Beethoven: Cantata on the death of Emperor Joseph II, etc
Beethoven: Cantata on the death of Emperor Joseph II, etc

1 CD / Hyperion / 1997-03-01

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Auf den Tod Kasier Josephs II, cantata for soloists, chorus & orchestra, WoO 87; Auf die Erhebung Leopold des Zweiten, cantata for soloists, chorus & orchestra, WoO 88; Opferlie...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Howarth, Judith; Rigby, Jean; Singers, Corydon; Smith, Roger; Van Dam, Jose [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Watson, Janice
Conductors: Rakowski, Maciej; Best, Matthew
Ensemble: Corydon Orchestra; Corydon Singers

"Beethoven was only 19 when in Bonn he was commissioned to write this 40-minute cantata on the Emperor's death...When he came to write Fidelio, he...continue...
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Bruckner: The Masses, Te Deum, etc / Best, Corydon Singers
Bruckner: The Masses, Te Deum, etc / Best, Corydon Singers

3 CD / Hyperion / 1996-12-01

Works: Anton Bruckner: Te Deum in C major, WAB 45; Mass no 1 in D minor, WAB 26; Aequale no 1 for 3 Trombones in C minor, WAB 114; Libera me, Domine (II), motet for chorus, 3 trombones & organ in F minor, W...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Booth, Juliet; Brenner, Roger; Brown, Phillip; Hegedus, Olga; Howell, Gwynne; Lewis, Keith; Martin, Thomas [Double Bass]; Miles, Alastair [Bass Vocals]; O'Donnell, James [Organ]; ...
Conductors: Best, Matthew
Ensemble: Corydon Orchestra; Corydon Singers; English Chamber Orchestra Wind Ensemble

"The sacred music of Bruckner appears, like his symphonies, to be an acquired taste. But - also as with the symphonies - those who have...continue...
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Berlioz: L'Enfance du Christ / Best, Miles, Rigby, et al
Berlioz: L'Enfance du Christ / Best, Miles, Rigby, et al

2 CD / Hyperion / 1995-09-19

Works: Hector Berlioz: L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25
Performers: Aler, John [Tenor Vocal]; Evans, Peter [Tenor Vocal]; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Howell, Gwynne; Kanga, Skaila [Harp]; Miles, Alastair [Bass Vocals]; Newbold, Sarah; Pailthorpe, Daniel; P...
Conductors: Best, Matthew
Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir

"...Musicianship and loving care are evident in every bar, but the overall effect is suavely, genteelly precious - a tasteful, expensive Christmas card signifying something...continue...
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Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music, Mystical Songs / Best
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music, Mystical Songs / Best

1 CD / Hyperion / 1990-11-01

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Serenade to music; Mystical Songs (5) for baritone, chorus ad lib & orchestra (or organ); Fantasia on Christmas Carols; Flos campi
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Allen, Thomas; Connell, Elizabeth; Connell, John; Davies, Arthur [Tenor Vocal]; Davies, Maldwyn; Dawson, Anne; Hill, Martyn [Tenor Vocals]; Howell, Gwynne; Imai, Nobuko; Kitchen, ...
Conductors: Best, Matthew
Ensemble: Corydon Singers; English Chamber Orchestra

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