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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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Mahler: Symphonies 1-9 / Valery Gergiev, London Symphony Orchestra
Mahler: Symphonies 1-9 / Valery Gergiev, London Symphony Orchestra

10 Super Audio CD / LSO Live (London SO) / 2012-11-13

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan"; Symphony no 10 in F sharp minor/major; Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection"; Symphony no 3 in D minor; Symphony no 4 in G major; Symphony no 5 in C...
Performers: Bulycheva, Zlata; Dudinova, Liudmila; Markov, Alexey; Nikitin, Evgeny; Paasikivi, Lilli; Semishkur, Sergey; Tynan, Ailish; Yastrebova, Viktoria
Conductors: Gergiev, Valery
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

Valery Gergiev's performances and recordings of Mahler's symphonies with the London Symphony Orchestra have garnered international acclaim. They have performed the works in Europe, North...continue...
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Verdi: La Traviata / Langree, Dessay, Castronovo, Tezier [DVD]
Verdi: La Traviata / Langree, Dessay, Castronovo, Tezier [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Virgin Classics / 2012-04-03

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata
Performers: Castronovo, Charles; De La Muela, Silvia; Dessay, Natalie; Scarabelli, Adelina; Tezier, Ludovic
Conductors: Langree, Louis
Ensemble: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; London Symphony Orchestra

Natalie Dessay made her first European appearances as Violleta in Vedi's La Traviata in a new production by the French director Jean-Francois Sivadier at the...continue...
Run Time: 139 min.
Region: 1
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
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Bernstein's Mahler / Great Movements From The Symphonies [DVD]
Bernstein's Mahler / Great Movements From The Symphonies [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Deutsche Grammophon / 2010-07-27

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan"; Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection"; Symphony no 3 in D minor; Symphony no 6 in A minor "Tragic"; Symphony no 7 in E minor; Symphony no 8 in E fla...
Performers: Baker, Janet
Conductors: Bernstein, Leonard
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Deutsche Grammophon's most successful Mahler release in recent years has been the magnificent box set (0734088) of the symphonies and Das Lied von der Erde...continue...
Run Time: 127 min.
Region: All
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Ode To Freedom, Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 / Leonard Bernstein [DVD]
Ode To Freedom, Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 / Leonard Bernstein [DVD]

1 DVD Video / EuroArts / 2009-09-29

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
Performers: Anderson, June; Konig, Klaus; Rootering, Jan-Hendrik; Walker, Sarah
Conductors: Bernstein, Leonard
Ensemble: Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Dresden Philharmonic Children's Chorus; Kirov Theater Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; New York Philharmonic; Orchestre de Paris; Symphonieorchester des Bayerisch...

Only a few days after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Leonard Bernstein conducted this gala concert in a city that was no longer divided....continue...
Run Time: 94 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
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Verdi: Requiem / Colin Davis, Christine Brewer, Karen Cargill, et al
Verdi: Requiem / Colin Davis, Christine Brewer, Karen Cargill, et al

2 CD / LSO Live (London SO) / 2009-09-08

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Requiem Mass
Performers: Brewer, Christine; Cargill, Karen; Neill, Stuart; Relyea, John
Conductors: Davis, Colin
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

Sir Colin Davis' series of choral master-works continues with Verdi's Requiem, a work that Davis has been conducting for much of his long career. It...continue...
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Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle / Valery Gergiev, Elena Zhidkova, Willard White, et al
Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle / Valery Gergiev, Elena Zhidkova, Willard White, et al

1 CD / LSO Live (London SO) / 2009-09-08

Works: Béla Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle, Op. 11/Sz 48
Performers: White, Willard [Bass Vocals]; Zhidkova, Elena
Conductors: Gergiev, Valery
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

Valery Gergiev is joined by two outstanding singers for his latest LSO Live release featuring Bartok's one-act opera. Despite being one of the greatest ever...continue...
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Brilliant Opera Collection - Donizetti: Anna Bolena / Rudel, Sills, Plishka, et al
Brilliant Opera Collection - Donizetti: Anna Bolena / Rudel, Sills, Plishka, et al

3 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2009-06-30

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Anna Bolena
Performers: Burrows, Stuart; Kern, Patricia; Lloyd, Robert [Bass Voice]; Plishka, Paul; Sills, Beverly; Tear, Robert; Verrett, Shirley
Conductors: Rudel, Julius
Ensemble: John Alldis Choir; London Symphony Orchestra

This recording which dates from 1973 using the uncut version of the opera has been at the top of the critics' list of recommended versions...continue...
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BLC 93924
Verdi: Requiem - Carreras/Price/Norman/Raimondi [DVD]
Verdi: Requiem - Carreras/Price/Norman/Raimondi [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Kultur International Films / 2009-03-31

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Requiem Mass
Performers: Carreras, Jose; Norman, Jessye; Price, Margaret; Raimondi, Ruggero
Conductors: Abbado, Claudio
Ensemble: Edinburgh Festival Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra

Giuseppe Verdi, himself an honored patriotic figure, held the poet Alessandro Manzoni in the highest of esteem. The great Requiem mass, as superb and typical...continue...
Run Time: 96 min.
Region: 1
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): Dolby 2.0,
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Mahler: Symphony no 2 in C minor
Mahler: Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection," etc / Gergiev, London SO, et al

2 Super Audio CD / LSO Live (London SO) / 2009-01-13

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection"; Symphony no 10 in F sharp minor/major
Performers: Bulycheva, Zlata; Mosuc, Elena
Conductors: Gergiev, Valery; Cullen, Joseph
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

If there is one quality that summarizes Valery Gergiev’s Mahler, it is unpredictability. It is music making that lives in the moment - it speaks...continue...
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Angela Gheorghiu - My Puccini
Angela Gheorghiu - My Puccini

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-11-11

Works: Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; La Rondine; Suor Angelica; Gianni Schicchi, opera; Manon Lescaut; Tosca
Performers: Alagna, Roberto; Bacelli, Monica; Biccire, Patrizia; Cangelosi, David; Ciofi, Patrizia; Coliban, Sorin; Gheorghiu, Angela; Howell, Gwynne; Van Dam, Jose [Bass Baritone Vocals]
Conductors: Coppola, Anton; Armstrong, Richard; Pappano, Antonio
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra; Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra; Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan

EMI Classics is proud to present Angela Gheorghiu: 'My Puccini', a stunning homage to the legend of Puccini featuring the finest arias from his best-loved...continue...
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Renée Fleming - Signature Roles at the Met Opera - R. Strauss: Four Last Songs [Deluxe Edition]
Renée Fleming - Signature Roles at the Met Opera - R. Strauss: Four Last Songs [Deluxe Edition]

2 CD / Decca / 2008-09-16

Works: Richard Strauss: Four Last Songs, AV 150; Ariadne auf Naxos, Op 60; Songs (4) for Voice and Orchestra, Op. 33; Lieder (5), Op. 48; Lieder (8), Op. 10; Die ägyptische Helena, Op. 75; Capriccio, O...
Performers: Berry, Walter; Diadkova, Larissa; Fleming, Renee
Conductors: Thielemann, Christian; Solti, Sir Georg; Abel, Yves; Eschenbach, Christoph
Ensemble: Bordeaux Aquitaine Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Munich Philharmonic Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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DEC B001185202
Britten: Peter Grimes / Benjamin Britten, Sir Peter Pears [DVD]
Britten: Peter Grimes / Benjamin Britten, Sir Peter Pears [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Decca / 2008-07-08

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes, Op. 33
Performers: Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Drake, Bryan; Harper, Heather; Pears, Peter, Sir; Tear, Robert
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: Ambrosian Opera Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra

This is the first audio-visual recording of this essential opera, conducted by the composer. It is also the only version to star Peter Pears, who...continue...
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Country of Origin: USA
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Lebendige Vergangenheit - Nan Merriman
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Nan Merriman

1 CD / Preiser / 2008-06-10

Works: Christoph Willibald Gluck: Orfeo; Gaetano Donizetti: La Favorita; Gioachino Rossini: Otello; Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlos; Rigoletto; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Ambroise Thomas: Mignon; Manuel de Fa...
Performers: Merriman, Nan
Conductors: Weissmann, Frieder; Susskind, Walter; Toscanini, Arturo; Monteux, Pierre; Stokowski, Leopold; Bernstein, Leonard
Ensemble: Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; NBC Symphony Orchestra; RCA Victor Orchestra; San Francisco Symphony Orchestra; St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Nan Merriman was born in 1920 in Pittsburgh. She grew up in Los Angeles where she took lessons from Lotte Lehmann. She was singing on...continue...
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Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini / Davis, Kunde, Claycomb, Jeffery, London Symphony Orchestra, et al
Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini / Davis, Kunde, Claycomb, Jeffery, London Symphony Orchestra, et al

2 Super Audio CD / LSO Live (London SO) / 2008-06-10

Works: Hector Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini, opera Op. 23
Performers: Cals, Isabelle; Claycomb, Laura; Coleman-Wright, Peter; Elliott, Alasdair; Foster-Williams, Andrew; Imbrailo, Jacques; Jeffrey, Darren; Kunde, Gregory; Relyea, John; Vocal], Andrew Kennedy [Tenor
Conductors: Davis, Colin
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

Sir Colin Davis has made seven incredibly successful Berlioz recordings for LSO Live, which garnered praise from around the world and collected numerous awards. He...continue...
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Mozart: Requiem / Davis, Arnet, Stephany, Kennedy, et al
Mozart: Requiem / Davis, Arnet, Stephany, Kennedy, et al

1 Super Audio CD / LSO Live (London SO) / 2008-02-12

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K 626
Performers: Arnet, Marie; Jeffrey, Darren; Stephany, Anna; Vocal], Andrew Kennedy [Tenor
Conductors: Davis, Colin
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

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If you want a traditionally conceived budget-price Requiem, well sung à superbly played and vividly recorded, Davis's performance has much to commend it.
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The Essential Montserrat Caballé
The Essential Montserrat Caballé

2 CD / Sony Classical / 2008-01-15

Works: Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata; I due Foscari; Aroldo; Rigoletto; Requiem Mass; Gaetano Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia; Gemma di Vergy; Gioachino Rossini: Semiramide; Vinc...
Performers: Bergonzi, Carlo; Caballe, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Domingo, Placido; Lewis, Richard [Tenor Vocals]; Milnes, Sherrill [Baritone Vocals]; Resnik, Regina; Sardinero, Vicente; Verrett, Shirley [Mezzo...
Conductors: Solti, Sir Georg; Prêtre, Georges; Cillario, Carlo Felice; Guadagno, Anton; Queler, Eve; Masini, Gianfranco; Mehta, Zubin; Santi, Nello; Leinsdorf, Erich
Ensemble: Ambrosian Chorus; Barcelona Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Musica Sacra; New Philharmonia Orchestra; New York Philharmonic; Opera Orchestra of New York;...

"La Superba" was the ecstatic nickname bestowed on the Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballe when RCA Red Seal released her first solo recordings in 1966. As...continue...
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SNYC 21357
The Essential José Carreras
The Essential José Carreras

2 CD / Sony Classical / 2008-01-15

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata; Umberto Giordano: Fedora; Andrea Chénier, opera; Giacomo Puccini: Tosca; Turandot; Gaetano Donizetti: Poliuto; Jules Massenet: Werther; Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria...
Performers: Baltsa, Agnes; Bogart, John-Paul; Carreras, José [Tenor Vocal]; Domingo, Placido; Gavanelli, Paolo; Hintermeier, Margaretha; Katz, Martin [Piano]; Kerns, Robert [Baritone Vocals]; King, Sarah;...
Conductors: Domingo, Placido; Patan?, Giuseppe; Patanè, Giuseppe; Thomas, Michael Tilson; Maazel, Lorin; Caetani, Oleg; Tunick, Jonathan; Casas, Joan; Mercurio, Steven
Ensemble: ; Barcelona Teatro Liceu Orchestra; Hungarian State Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Tallis Chamber Choir; Vienna State Opera Chorus; Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Vienna Symphony Orchestra

A beloved member of "The Three Tenors," Spain's Jose Carreras endures as one of the most passionate, popular and affecting singers of his time. Though...continue...
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SNYC 21358
Beethoven: Symphony no 9 / Haitink, Robinson, etc
Beethoven: Symphony no 9 / Haitink, Robinson, etc

1 CD / LSO Live (London SO) / 2006-11-14

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
Performers: Cargill, Karen; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; MacMaster, John; Robinson, Twyla
Conductors: Haitink, Bernard
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

"Enough orchestral punch to knock a listener senseless...we are caught in the grip of a performance of quite uncommon fervour." -The Times (UK)...continue...
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Beethoven: Symphonies 1-9 / Haitink, London SO
Beethoven: Symphonies 1-9 / Haitink, London SO

6 Super Audio CD / LSO Live (London SO) / 2006-09-12

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"; Leonore Overture no 2 in C major, Op. 72; Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60; Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93; Symphony no 5 ...
Performers: Cargill, Karen; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Hugh, Timothy; MacMaster, John; Nikolic, Gordan; Robinson, Twyla; Vogt, Lars
Conductors: Haitink, Bernard
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

'simply masterful Beethoven ... Capped by a magisterial account of the Ninth Symphony, this is the Beethoven set for our time. Even if you already...continue...
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Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (Soundtrack) / Mackerras
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (Soundtrack) / Mackerras

2 CD / Telarc / 2006-08-29

Works: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker, Op. 71; Queen of Spades, Op. 68
Performers: Noble, Robert; Pope, Cathryn; Walker, Sarah
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles, Sir
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra; Tiffin School Boys Chorus

"...no other version of the Nutcracker that I have heard registers quite so suggestively the extent to which the world of childhood fairy-tales is simply...continue...
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Bizet: Carmen / Abbado, Berganza, Domingo, Cotrubas, et al
Bizet: Carmen / Abbado, Berganza, Domingo, Cotrubas, et al

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2005-03-08

Works: Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera
Performers: Amner, Richard; Berganza, Teresa [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Cotrubas, Ileana; Domingo, Placido; Fyson, Leslie; Harling, Stuart; Kenny, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]; Laine, Jean; Lloyd, Robert [Bass Voice]; Ma...
Conductors: Abbado, Claudio
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

"Superbly disciplined, Abbado's performance nails its colours to the mast at the very start in a breathtakingly fast account of the opening prelude. Through the...continue...
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Artist Portrait - José Cura
Artist Portrait - José Cura

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2004-03-16

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Turandot; La bohème; Tosca; La Rondine; Giuseppe Verdi: Aida, opera; Otello; Il Trovatore; Don Carlos; Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila, Op. 47; Pietro Mascagni: Cav...
Performers: Bitetti, Ernesto; Borodina, Olga; Cura, Jose; Delgado, Eduardo
Conductors: Domingo, Placido; Cura, Jose; Davis, Colin
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra
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WRNC 927453392
Musically Speaking - Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Musically Speaking - Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain

2 CD / CD Baby Independants / 2003-11-25

Works: Manuel de Falla: Nights in the gardens of Spain; Canciones populares españolas (7); Gerard Schwarz: Conductor's Guide to Falla (Discussion)
Performers: Jones, Della; Rosenberger, Carol [Piano]; Schwarz, Gerard; White, Judith
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
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Berlioz - Edition du Bicentenaire / Colin Davis, London SO
Berlioz - Edition du Bicentenaire / Colin Davis, London SO

12 CD / LSO Live (London SO) / 2003-10-01

Works: Hector Berlioz: Les Troyens, opera, H. 133a; La damnation de Faust, Op. 24; Béatrice et Bénédict, opera, H. 138; Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17; Harold in Italy for viola and o...
Performers: Anastassov, Orlin; Barcellona, Daniela; Bezdüz, Bülent; Bezduz, Bulent; Cals, Isabelle; DeYoung, Michelle; Earle, Roderick; Ewing, Alan; Greenan, Andrew; Heppner, Ben [Tenor Vocals]; Lang, ...
Conductors: Davis, Colin
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra
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LSO 0046
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, etc
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, etc

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2003-03-11

Works: Leonard Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; Dance Episodes (3) from "On the Town", for orchestra; Candide
Performers: Anderson, June [Soprano Vocal]; Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Green, Adolph; Hadley, Jerry; Jones, Della; Ludwig, Christa [Mezzo soprano]; Ollmann, Kurt
Conductors: Bernstein, Leonard
Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra; Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
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DGG 2894744262
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Blanche Thebom
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Blanche Thebom

1 CD / Preiser / 2002-12-01

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlos; Amilcare Ponchielli: La Gioconda; Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde; Das Rheingold; Die Walküre; Götterdämmerung; Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalil...
Performers: Hughes, William; Thebom, Blanche
Conductors: Braithwaite, Warwick; Weissmann, Frieder; Boult, Adrian
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra; Orchestra; RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
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PSR 89559
American Opera Classics - E. Thomas: Desire Under the Elms
American Opera Classics - E. Thomas: Desire Under the Elms

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2002-10-01

Works: Edward Thomas: Desire Under The Elms, opera
Performers: Hadley, Jerry; Lentz, Jeffrey; Livengood, Victoria; Morris, James [Vocals]; Ulrich, Mel
Conductors: Manahan, George
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

When Eastern and Western musical cultures meet, an original blend is created. This CD features the Chinese flautist Chen Yue and the Danish guitarist Lars...continue...
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NXS 8669001
The Compact Opera Collection - Wagner: Die Walküre/Leinsdorf
The Compact Opera Collection - Wagner: Die Walküre/Leinsdorf

3 CD / Decca / 2002-08-20

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Walküre
Performers: Brouwenstijn, Gre; Gorr, Rita; London, George [Baritone Vocal]; Nilsson, Birgit [Soprano Vocal]; Vickers, Jon; Ward, David
Conductors: Leinsdorf, Erich
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

The legendary Swedish soprano Birgit Nilsson as Brunnhilde heads a magnificent cast. George London is equally acclaimed for his Wotan, while the heroic qualities needed...continue...
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DEC 2894704432
Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust / Davis, Sabbatini, et al
Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust / Davis, Sabbatini, et al

2 CD / LSO Live (London SO) / 2002-06-01

Works: Hector Berlioz: La damnation de Faust, Op. 24
Performers: Pertusi, Michele; Sabbatini, Giuseppe; Shkosa, Enkelejda; Wilson-Johnson, David
Conductors: Davis, Colin, Sir
Ensemble: London Symphony Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra

Hard on the heels of their exciting Symphonie Fantastique (LSO 0007 $10.90 $9.81), the LSO continues their Berlioz cycle with the blockbuster "La Damnation de...continue...
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Goldsmith: Christus Apollo /Goldsmith, Hopkins, James, et al
Goldsmith: Christus Apollo /Goldsmith, Hopkins, James, et al

1 CD / Telarc / 2002-03-26

Works: Jerry Goldsmith: Music for Orchestra; Christus Apollo, cantata for narrator, mezzo-soprano, chorus & orchestra; Fireworks, A Celebration of Los Angeles, for orchestra
Performers: James, Eirian
Conductors: Goldsmith, Jerry
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra; London Voices

Film music composer Jerry Goldsmith flexed his muscles on this release, featuring three of his original compositions flawlessly played by the London Symphony Orchestra. The first track, "Music for Orc...continue...
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TLC 80560
La Stupenda - The Supreme Voice of Joan Sutherland
La Stupenda - The Supreme Voice of Joan Sutherland

2 CD / Decca / 2001-10-09

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Attila; La traviata; Rigoletto; Léo Delibes: Lakmé, opera; Jacques Offenbach: Gaîté Parisienne; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute),...
Performers: Berbié, Jane; Bergonzi, Carlo; Bonifacio, Tina; Cassinelli, Ricardo; Duval, Pierre; Elkins, Margreta; Flagello, Ezio [Bass Vocals]; Gibbs, John; Horne, Marilyn [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Pavarotti...
Conductors: Bonynge, Richard; Santi, Nello; Pritchard, John; Molinari-Pradelli, France; Mehta, Zubin
Ensemble: ; Ambrosian Light Opera Chorus; Ambrosian Opera Chorus; Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra; London Opera Chorus; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra;...

"...In recognition of her 75th birthday, also in November, Decca has issued a 27-track 'best of' CD set, showcasing some of [Dame Sutherland's] most famous...continue...
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Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust / Davis, Gedda, Bastin, et al
Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust / Davis, Gedda, Bastin, et al

2 CD / Philips / 2001-09-11

Works: Hector Berlioz: La damnation de Faust, Op. 24
Performers: Bastin, Jules; Browne, Geoffrey; Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Knight, Gillian; Taylor, Alex; van Allan, Richard [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Veasey, Josephine
Conductors: Davis, Colin
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
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Essential Verdi - 40 of His Greatest Masterpieces
Essential Verdi - 40 of His Greatest Masterpieces

2 CD / Decca Import / 2001-02-13

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; Nabucco; La forza del destino; La traviata; I vespri siciliani; Il Trovatore; Aida, opera; Don Carlos; Ernani; Un ballo in maschera; Luisa Miller; Requiem Mass; Otello; Mac...
Performers: Aliberti, Lucia [Soprano Vocal]; Antoniak, Mieczyslaw; Bergonzi, Carlo; Björling, Jussi [Tenor Vocal]; Borodina, Olga; Bruson, Renato; Caballé, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Carreras, Jos&...
Conductors: Bonynge, Richard; Solti, Sir Georg; Gergiev, Valery; Pritchard, John; Santi, Nello; Davis, Colin; Haitink, Bernard; Karajan, Herbert v.; Erede, Alberto; Downes, Edward; Chailly, Riccardo; Sinopoli, G...
Ensemble: Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus; Chicago Symphony Chorus; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus; Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra; Kirov Theater...

2001 is the Verdi Year - Verdi's 100th Anniversary. "Essential Verdi" is packed with 40 selections from the great Verdi operas sung by the greatest...continue...
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Verdi: Rigoletto Highlights / Sutherland, Pavarotti, et al
Verdi: Rigoletto Highlights / Sutherland, Pavarotti, et al

1 CD / Decca / 2000-08-08

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto
Performers: Cassinelli, Ricardo; Gibbs, John; Milnes, Sherrill [Baritone Vocals]; Pavarotti, Luciano; Plessis, Christian du; Sutherland, Joan, Dame [Soprano vocals]; Tourangeau, Huguette
Conductors: Bonynge, Richard
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
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Aïda - Told by Leontyne Price with selections from the Opera
Aïda - Told by Leontyne Price with selections from the Opera

1 CD / RCA Records / 2000-02-08

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Aida, opera
Performers: Bumbry, Grace; Domingo, Placido; Mathis, Joyce; Price, Leontyne
Conductors: Leinsdorf, Erich
Ensemble: John Alldis Choir; London Symphony Orchestra
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RCA 63543
Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress /Gardiner, Bostridge, Terfel
Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress /Gardiner, Bostridge, Terfel

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 1999-08-10

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Rake's Progress
Performers: Bostridge, Ian; Bronder, Peter; Clarkson, Julian; Howells, Anne; Legge, Anthony; Robson, Martin; Terfel, Bryn [Baritone/Bass]; von Otter, Anne Sofie; York, Deborah
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

Bostridge, Terfel, von Otter, Gardiner: The leading vocal stars and conductor off our time join forces in a gripping new recording of one of this...continue...
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The Ultimate Divas Album
The Ultimate Divas Album

1 CD / Decca / 1998-09-15

Works: Gioachino Rossini: La Cenerentola; Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata; Otello; Alfredo Catalani: La Wally; Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chénier; Amilcare Ponchielli: La Gioconda; Giacomo Puccini: Madama Bu...
Performers: Bartoli, Cecilia; Battle, Kathleen [Soprano Vocals]; Caballé, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Flagstad, Kirsten [Soprano Vocals]; Fleming, Renée; Freni, Mirella [Soprano Vocals]; Gheorghiu...
Conductors: Chailly, Riccardo; Lewis, Henry; Solti, Sir Georg; Cleva, Fausto; Previtali, Fernando; Karajan, Herbert v.; Bonynge, Richard; Knappertsbusch, Hans
Ensemble: Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; National Orchestra Monte Carlo; National Philharmonic Orchestra; Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra...
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Renée Fleming - Signatures / Solti, London Symphony
Renée Fleming - Signatures / Solti, London Symphony

1 CD / Decca / 1997-09-09

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Eugen Onegin; Antonin Dvorák: Rusalka; Giuseppe Verdi: Otello; Benjamin Britten: P...
Performers: Diadkova, Larissa; Fleming, Renee; Summers, Jonathan
Conductors: Solti, Sir Georg
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

"Here's a singer who has reached complete maturity as a singer and artist, revelling in her vocal and interpretative powers. To the warm and vibrant...continue...
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Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps, etc / Abbado, London SO
Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps, etc / Abbado, London SO

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 1997-07-15

Performers: Berganza, Teresa; Davies, Ryland; Howard, Leslie; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Abbado, Claudio
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
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Verdi: Requiem / Hickox, Crider, Hatziano, Sade, Lloyd
Verdi: Requiem / Hickox, Crider, Hatziano, Sade, Lloyd

1 CD / Chandos Records / 1996-07-23

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Requiem Mass
Performers: Crider, Michele; Hatziano, Markella; Lloyd, Robert [Bass Voice]; Sade, Gabriel
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

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[Hickox's] pacing flows more freely than has become the rule in latterday performances, yet there is never a feeling of haste, simply of heightened...continue...
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Verdi - Greatest Hits
Verdi - Greatest Hits

1 CD / Sony Classical / 1994-08-09

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Aida, opera; Rigoletto; Il Trovatore; La forza del destino; Don Carlos; La traviata; Falstaff; Luisa Miller; Nabucco; Requiem Mass; Simon Boccanegra
Performers: Baltsa, Agnes; Carreras, José [Tenor Vocal]; Dale, Laurence; Dickie, Murray; Domingo, Placido; Farrell, Eileen [Soprano Vocals]; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Millo, Aprile; Pava...
Conductors: Levine, James; Buckley, Emerson; Ormandy, Eugene; Schippers, Thomas; Santi, Nello; Domingo, Placido; Pritchard, John; Bernstein, Leonard; Maazel, Lorin; Rudolf, Max
Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra; Emilia Romagna Arturo Toscanini Symphony Orchestra; Lausanne Pro Arte Chorus; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Metropolitan Opera Chorus; Metropo...
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All Star Tenors Salute The World
All Star Tenors Salute The World

1 CD / Sony Classical / 1994-05-17

Works: Eduardo di Capua: O sole mio; Giacomo Meyerbeer: Die Afrikanerin; Anonymous: Cancó de Taverna; Catalan Traditional: Els Contrabandistes, folk song; Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story; Manuel Ale...
Performers: Baltsa, Agnes; Bottone, Bonaventure; Carreras, Jose [Tenor Vocal]; De Lucia, Paco; Domingo, Placido; Hofmann, Peter [Tenor Vocal]; Pavarotti, Luciano; Tucker, Richard [Tenor Vocal]
Conductors: Buckley, Emerson; Salazar, Julio; DeMain, John; Casas, Joan; Noguera, Ramon; Mehta, Zubin; Pritchard, John; Allers, Franz; Tunick, Jonathan; Holdridge, Lee; Fischer, Iván; Dervaux, Pierre; Domin...
Ensemble: Barcelona Teatro Liceu Orchestra; Columbia Symphony Orchestra; D'Oyly Carte Opera Company; Emilia Romagna Arturo Toscanini Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; New York Philharmonic; Puig-R...
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SNYC 64394
Mozart: Great Choral Works / Davis, Donath, Knight, et al
Mozart: Great Choral Works / Davis, Donath, Knight, et al

2 CD / Philips / 1994-01-18

Performers: Davies, Ryland; Dean, Stafford; Donath, Helen; Knight, Gillian; Knight, Janice; Minton, Yvonne; Nienstedt, Gerd
Conductors: Davis, Colin, Sir
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Chorus; BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra
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PHI 4388002
Opera Duets / Baltsa, Carreras, Domingo, London SO
Opera Duets / Baltsa, Carreras, Domingo, London SO

1 CD / Sony Classical / 1994-01-11

Performers: Baltsa, Agnes; Carreras, Jose; Hintermeier, Margaretha
Conductors: Domingo, Placido
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra; Tallis Chamber Choir
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Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream / Britten, London SO
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream / Britten, London SO

2 CD / Decca Imports / 1990-03-30

Works: Benjamin Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64
Performers: Brannigan, Owen; Deller, Alfred; Harper, Heather; Harwood, Elizabeth [Soprano Vocals]; Hemsley, Thomas; Kelly, David C. [Opera]; Lumsden, Norman; MacDonald, Kenneth; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals];...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

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This recording remains as fresh and inspired as the day it was made. Britten's taut, disciplined yet magical reading is unsurpassed.
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Manuel de Falla's Spain / Schwarz, Rosenberger, London SO
Manuel de Falla's Spain / Schwarz, Rosenberger, London SO

1 CD / Delos / 1987-01-01

Works: Manuel de Falla: Nights in the gardens of Spain; Canciones populares españolas (7)
Performers: Jones, Della; Rosenberger, Carol [Piano]
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
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DEL 3060
The Symphonic Sound Stage - A Listener's Guide
The Symphonic Sound Stage - A Listener's Guide

1 CD / Delos / 1987-01-01

Works: Richard Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra; Salome, Op. 54; Ottorino Respighi: Feste romane; Manuel de Falla: Danza del molinero (from "El sombrero de tres picos"); Nights in the gardens of Spain; Serg...
Performers: Jones, Della; Starker, Janos
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard; DePreist, James
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra; Oregon Symphony Orchestra; Scottish Chamber Orchestra; Seattle Symphony Orchestra
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DEL 3502
 
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