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50 Best Romantic Piano Classics - Popular romantic classics for solo piano or piano & orchestra
50 Best Romantic Piano Classics - Popular romantic classics for solo piano or piano & orchestra

3 CD / EMI Classics / 2013-02-26

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23; The Seasons, Op. 47b; Sergey Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18; Conc...
Performers: Adni, Daniel [Piano]; Ahn Trio; Alexeev, Dmitri; Andsnes, Leif Ove; Angelich, Nicholas; Bennett, Richard Rodney [Composer]; Bran, Tim; Collard, Jean-Phillipe; Donohoe, Peter; Duchable, Francois-Rene ...
Conductors: Previn, Andre; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Marriner, Sir Neville; Maksymiuk, Jerzy; Thompson, Bryden; Galliera, Alceo; Jansons, Mariss; Foster, Lawrence; Frühbeck de Burgos, Rafae; Ashkenazy, Vladimir; ...
Ensemble: ; Rostal & Schaefer Piano Duo

This 3-CD set contains 50 tracks of romantic piano music from catalogues of EMI Classics and Virgin Classics performed by some of the world's finest...continue...
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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: Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Bloch, Nikolaj; Bran, Tim; Bream, Julian [Guitar]; Bumbry, Grace; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Cortez, Viorica; Dalton, Mitchell; Dernesch, Helga [Soprano]; Garcia, Jose L...
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; Bo...
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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EMI 333022
Essential Choral - Over 2 hours of uplifting classics
Essential Choral - Over 2 hours of uplifting classics

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2013-01-22

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria in D, RV 589; Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147; Magnificat in D, BWV 243; Cantata no 140; Mass in B minor; George Frederick Han...
Performers: Barley, Peter; Bell, David [Organ]; Beniston, Paul; Bowley, John; Corkhill, David [Conductor/Percussion]; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Garcia, José Luis; Harper, Heather; Harrhy, Eid...
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Willcocks, David; Mackerras, Charles; Cleobury, Stephen; Welser-Möst, Franz; Neumann, Peter; Sawallisch, Wolfgang; Muti, Riccardo; Tennstedt, Klaus; Pappano, Antonio; Nels...

This collection of popular choral classics starts with some of the glories of the Baroque era by some of its greatest composers like Vivaldi, Handel...continue...
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Essential 20th Century Classics - Over 2 hours of captivating modern classics
Essential 20th Century Classics - Over 2 hours of captivating modern classics

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2013-01-22

Works: Sergey Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet; Joaquín Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez; Aram Khachaturian: Spartacus; Edward Elgar: Concerto for Cello; Sergey Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; C...
Performers: Beniston, Paul; Bloch, Nikolaj; Bowers-Broadbent, Christopher; Currie, Colin; Devos, Louis; Donohoe, Peter; du Pre, Jacqueline [Cello]; Fischer-Dieskau, Manuel; Gibson, Simon; Gilchrist, Jane; Hendri...
Conductors: Previn, Andre; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Temirkanov, Yuri; Barbirolli, John; Ozawa, Seiji; Prêtre, Georges; Penderecki, Krzysztof; Rozhdestvensky, Gennady; Kaljuste, Tönu; Metzmacher, Ingo; B&aa...
Ensemble: ; Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt)

Essential 20th Century Classics is a 2-CD set featuring a collection of important works written between 1901 and 2000. This period is sometimes thought of...continue...
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EMI 234372
Essential Carols - Over 2 hours of timeless Christmas favorites
Essential Carols - Over 2 hours of timeless Christmas favorites

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-10-09

Works: Christmas Traditional: The First Nowell (English); Up! Good Christian Folk, and Listen (Piae cantiones); O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol; The Holly and the Ivy (English); While...
Performers: Andrew Davis [Conductor/Organ]; Bell, David [Organ]; Bickenbach, Christfried; Blandford, Jeremy; Clarvis, Paul; Grier, Francis; Hare, Ian; Hendricks, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Kampen, Christopher van;...
Conductors: Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Willcocks, David; Hickox, Richard; Ericson, Eric; Rutter, John; Hughes, Owain Arwel; Schmidt-Gaden, Gerhard; Alexander, Geoffrey; Handford, Maurice

Essential Classics is a series of 2-CD sets drawn from the catalogs of EMI Classics and Virgin Classics. Presenting the bestloved and most popular works...continue...
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EMI 051622
Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals; Septet for Trumpet / André, Beroff, Collard, Debost
Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals; Septet for Trumpet / André, Beroff, Collard, Debost

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-04-24

Works: Camille Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the animals; Septet for piano, trumpet, string quartet & bass in E flat major, Op. 65
Performers: Andre, Maurice [Trumpet]; Beroff, Michel [Piano]; Cazauran, Jacques; Cipriani, Guy-Joel; Collard, Jean-Phillipe; Debost, Michel; Desurmont, Claude; Moglia, Alain; Perotin, Gerard
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Ensemble: Trio à Cordes Français

Camille Saint-Saëns originally wrote his humorous suite "The Carnival of the Animals" for private performance to a group of friends, but today it is one...continue...
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EMI 023162
Essential Bernstein / Over 2 hours of dramatic American classics
Essential Bernstein / Over 2 hours of dramatic American classics

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-02-07

Works: Leonard Bernstein: Candide; Fancy Free; On the Town; West Side Story; Facsimile; Prelude, Fugue and Riffs; Wonderful Town; Chichester Psalms; Divertimento for Orchestra; Mass; Symphony no 2 'The Age ...
Performers: Alagna, Roberto; Barley, Peter; Blair, Lionel; Corkhill, David [Conductor/Percussion]; Dessay, Natalie; Gaines, Davis; Gheorghiu, Angela; Hendricks, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Hubbard, Bruce; Kahane, J...
Conductors: Previn, Andre; Litton, Andrew; Love, Geoff; Slatkin, Leonard; McGlinn, John; Armstrong, Richard; Paavo, Järvi; Davis, Andrew; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Cleobury, Stephen; Davies, Dennis R.; Ericson, E...

The American composer, conductor, pianist and educator Leonard Bernstein (1918 - 1990) was one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history....continue...
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EMI 781232
The Christmas Album / Libera boy choir
The Christmas Album / Libera boy choir

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-11-15

Works: George Frederick Handel: Joy to the World (theme by Handel); Christmas Traditional: Still, Still, Still (Stille, stille, stille) (Austrian); O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol; In...
Performers: Ashley, Charlotte; Coates, Sam; Collins, Luke; Crawley, Ben; De Menezes-Wood, Jakob; Fontannaz, Daniel; Geraghty, Steven; Ingles, Freddie; Leadbeater, Stefan; Madine, Joshua; May, Elizabeth; McCarthy...
Conductors: Prizeman, Robert

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The singing is generally great - you can detect a very slight rough edge to the boys' sound which is exactly as it...continue...
Recording information: The Music Place, London, England (05/2011-07/2011).

For an act famed for their angelic vocals and heart-warming celestial sound, it's a surprise that The Christmas Album ...continue...
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The Christmas Album / Libera boy choir [Deluxe Edition]
The Christmas Album / Libera boy choir [Deluxe Edition]

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-11-01

Works: George Frederick Handel: Joy to the World (theme by Handel); Christmas Traditional: Still, Still, Still (Stille, stille, stille) (Austrian); O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol; In...
Performers: Ashley, Charlotte; Coates, Sam; Collins, Luke; Crawley, Ben; De Menezes-Wood, Jakob; Fontannaz, Daniel; Geraghty, Steven; Ingles, Freddie; Leadbeater, Stefan; Madine, Joshua; May, Elizabeth; McCarthy...
Conductors: Prizeman, Robert

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The singing is generally great - you can detect a very slight rough edge to the boys' sound which is exactly as it...continue...
Recording information: The Music Place, London, England (05/2011-07/2011).

For an act famed for their angelic vocals and heart-warming celestial sound, it's a surprise that The Christmas Album ...continue...
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The Very Best of Mstislav Rostropovich
The Very Best of Mstislav Rostropovich

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-07-26

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite for solo cello no 1 in G major, BWV 1007; Franz Joseph Haydn: Concerto for Cello no 1 in C; Concerto for Cello no 2 in D; Ludwig van Beethoven: 12 Variations in F on 'Ein...
Performers: Carrington, Simon; Dedyukhin, Alexander; Devetzi, Vasso; Koch, Ulrich; Oistrakh, David [Conductor]; Percy, Neil; Rostropovich, Mstislav; Shostakovich, Dmitry; Zybtsev, Alexey
Conductors: Rostropovich, Mstislav; Szell, George; Giulini, Carlo Maria; Bernstein, Leonard; Rozhdestvensky, Gennady; Karajan, Herbert v.; Britten, Benjamin; Numajiri, Ryusuke; Sargent, Malcolm
Ensemble: ; Cleveland Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra
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EMI 947752
20th Century Classics: Bartok / Tabea Zimmermann, viola; Katia & Marielle Labéque
20th Century Classics: Bartok / Tabea Zimmermann, viola; Katia & Marielle Labéque

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-07-12

Works: Béla Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116; Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz 106; Concerto for Viola, Sz 120; Concerto for 2 Pianos, Percussion and Orchestra, Sz 115; Sonata f...
Performers: Drouet, Jean-Pierre; Gualda, Sylvio; Labeque, Katia; Labeque, Marielle [Piano]; Zimmermann, Tabea [Viola]
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir; Ormandy, Eugene; Shallon, David
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EMI 946272
Brahms: Alto Rhapsody; Wagner: Wesendonck; Mahler: Der Abschied
Brahms: Alto Rhapsody; Wagner: Wesendonck; Mahler: Der Abschied

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-06-21

Works: Johannes Brahms: Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53; Richard Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder; Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
Performers: Arrignon, Daniel; Catalanotti, Daniel; Estournet, Jean; Granjon, Jerome; Guijarro, Nicolas; Guyot, Michel; Lefebvre, Claude; Paoletti, Guillaume; Rudolph, Edkhard; Soufflard, Serge; Valckenaere, Alai...
Conductors: Fabre-Garrus, Bernard; Nelson, John
Ensemble: Ensemble Orchestral de Paris

The American mezzo Stephanie Blythe sings three works of high Romanticism, all depicting, in different ways, a sense of loneliness, abandonment and spiritual crisis. Brahms'...continue...
Recording information: Paroisse Notre-Dame du Liban, Paris, France (2003-07-17&2003-07-21_2003-)....continue...
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EMI 269812
Thomas Adès: America - A Prophecy
Thomas Adès: America - A Prophecy

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-05-17

Works: Thomas Adès: America (a prophecy), for soprano & large orchestra (optional large chorus), Op. 19; The Fayrfax Carol; Fool's Rhymes, for chorus, harp, prepared piano, organ & percussion, Op. 5; J...
Performers: Benjafield, Richard; Bickley, Susan; Blaze, Robin; Bowers-Broadbent, Christopher; Maltman, Christopher; McFadden, Claron; Poster, Tom; Watkins, Huw; Webb, Hugh
Conductors: Adès, Thomas
Ensemble: ; Composers Ensemble

The music of Thomas Adès taps into the spirit of our restless times with unquiet brilliance and an uncompromising vigour evident throughout this survey of...continue...
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EMI 272012C
Very Best Of Karl Jenkins / EMI
Very Best Of Karl Jenkins / EMI

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-05-03

Works: Karl Jenkins: Requiem; Benedictus (from The Armed Man; Palladio; Gloria; A Mass for Peace "The Armed Man"; Sarikiz; Stella natalis; Stabat Mater; In these Stones Horizons Sing (Cantorion (Only Men Al...
Performers: Alberman, David; Alley, John [Piano]; Balsom, Alison; Bisengaliev, Marat; Bo, Alfie; Carewe, Mary [Soprano Vocal]; Clarvis, Paul; Davies, Gareth; Finch, Catrin; Hitchcock, Nigel; Hugh, Timothy; Jenki...
Conductors: Jenkins, Karl [Composer]; Edwards, John O.
Ensemble: ; Adiemus Wind and Brass; EMO Ensemble

The Very Best of Karl Jenkins is a 2-CD compilation that presents a selection of the most popular pieces by the nation's best-loved living composer...continue...
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EMI 950582B
Martha Argerich and Friends Live From Lugano Festival 2010
Martha Argerich and Friends Live From Lugano Festival 2010

3 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-03-29

Works: Robert Schumann: Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A minor, Op. 105; Adagio and Allegro for Cello and Piano in A flat major, Op. 70; Frédéric Chopin: Rondo for 2 Pianos in C major, B 27/O...
Performers: Angelich, Nicholas; Argerich, Martha [Piano]; Bosso, Jorge; Capuçon, Gautier; Capuçon, Renaud; Chen, Lyda [Viola]; Drobinsky, Marc; Edelmann, Sergei; Grassi, Danilo; Griguoli, Carlo Mar...
Conductors: Kaspszyk, Jacek

This eighth annual 3-CD set celebrates the musical fruits of a project in which young artists join seasoned performers, including Ms. Argerich, in the exploration...continue...
Recording information: Auditorio Stelio Molo, Lugano (06/2010)....continue...
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Dirk Brossé: A Portrait in Music
Dirk Brossé: A Portrait in Music

6 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-03-29

Works: Dirk Brossé: Millennium Overture, for orchestra; Principals, for orchestra; El Golpe Fatal, for orchestra; Music in Mycology, for orchestra; Artesia, Symphony no 1; La Soledad de América La...
Performers: Abdulrasol, Osama; Abraham, Marta; Blumenthal, Daniel; Boerdam, Maike; Brosse, Dirk; Cleymans, Jelle; Craeynest, Stefaan; Debruyne, Frank; DeCaluwe, Dirk; Diaz, Carlos; Ferschtman, Liza; Francois, Ge...
Conductors: Brossé, Dirk; Terby, Fernand; Smeets, Max; DeCaluwe, Dirk;
Ensemble: ; Arco Baleno; Trio Dor

EMI Classics celebrates the 50th birthday of Flemish Belgian composer and conductor Dirk Brossé with this magnificent 6-CD box set. This collection gives a great...continue...
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EMI 193012C
Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms; Divertimento; Songs; Symphony No. 3 - Kaddish 2
Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms; Divertimento; Songs; Symphony No. 3 - Kaddish 2

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2010-11-22

Works: Leonard Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra; 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue; Elegy for Mippy no 2; Symphony no 3 "Kaddish"; Chichester Psalms; To What You Said, for voice & piano
Performers: Barley, Peter; Bousfield, Ian; Colson, Kevin; Corkhill, David [Conductor/Percussion]; Gaines, Davis; Hampson, Thomas [Baritone Vocal]; Hendricks, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Kaye, Judy; Masters, Rachel;...
Conductors: Paavo, Järvi; McGlinn, John; Ericson, Eric

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An hors d'oeuvre rather than an entree, but a fine introduction to Bernstein's music - original and utterly American
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Broadway Musicals: John McGlinn on Broadway
Broadway Musicals: John McGlinn on Broadway

13 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-11-17

Works: Jerome Kern: Show Boat, musical in 2 acts; Why Do I Love You, song (from "Show Boat"); Dance Away the Night, song (from "Show Boat"); A Pack of Cards, song (from "Show Boat"); Creole Love Song, song ...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Alder, Simon; Andrew, Leo; Ashe, Rosemary; Bach, Del-Bourree; Barrett, Brent; Barstow, Josephine; Bartlett, Peta; Barton, Steve; Bevan, Gillian; Birchall, Simon [Bass Baritone Voc...
Conductors: McGlinn, John

This 12 disc set brings together the five complete recordings of famous Broadway musicals made under the direction of the American conductor and musical theatre...continue...
This set combines five of John McGlinn's critically acclaimed recordings of Broadway favorites, complete with all the original musical material, plus four more discs of music from other shows. McGlinn...continue...
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EMI 983352
Karl Jenkins: Stella Natalis / Kate Royal
Karl Jenkins: Stella Natalis / Kate Royal

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-11-17

Works: Karl Jenkins: Stella Natalis, for voice, chorus & orchestra; Joy to the World, a collection of carols for chorus & orchestra
Performers: Balsom, Alison; Jenkins, Jody K.; Royal, Kate
Conductors: Jenkins, Karl [Composer]

Karl Jenkins, the classically trained master of global 'crossover', has composed a new work for choir and orchestra, 'Stella Natalis', as a gift to music...continue...
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EMI 886482
Icon - Yehudi Menuhin & Stephane Grapelli (4 CDs)
Icon - Yehudi Menuhin & Stephane Grapelli (4 CDs)

4 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-10-20

Works: Jacob Gade: Jalousie (Jealousy), tango for orchestra; Richard Rodgers: Blue Room, song (from musical "The Girlfriend"); The Lady is a Tramp, song (from musical "Babes in Arms"); My Funny Valentine; I...
Performers: Blok, Jan; Clare, Alan [piano]; Etheridge, John [Guitar]; Fosset, Marc; Ganley, Allan; Grappelli, Stephane; Harris, Max; Holloway, Laurie; Lemmon, Brian; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; Price, Derek; Snell...
Conductors: Harris, Max; Riddle, Nelson
Ensemble: ; Alan Claire Trio

This 4 CD set containing all the recordings that the two legendary violinists Yehudi Menuhin and Stephane Grappelli made for EMI is a further release...continue...
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EMI 985302
Best Cello 100 / Various
Best Cello 100 / Various

6 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-08-11

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite for solo cello no 1 in G major, BWV 1007; Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009; Suite for Cello solo no 5 in C minor, BWV 1011; Concerto for Harpsichord in F mi...
Performers: Aveling, Valda; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Braley, Frank; Brown, Ian [Piano]; Capuçon, Gautier; Capuçon, Renaud; Carrington, Simon; Casals, Pablo [Cello]; Chang, Han-Na; Clei...
Conductors: Zukerman, Pinchas; Warren-Green, Christopher; Barbirolli, John; Brown, Iona; Linde, Hans-Martin; Kangas, Juha; Masur, Kurt; Tortelier, Paul [Cello]; Jansons, Mariss; Pesek, Libor; Davis, Andrew; Chun...
Ensemble: ; 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Dresden Staatskapelle; English Chamber Orchestra; French National Orchestra; Gustav Mahl...

This 6-CD set contains a fine collection of 100 favorite cello classics, performed by some of the world's leading artists. Among them are giants of...continue...
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EMI 642752B
Stockhausen: Spiral, Japan, Zykus, etc / Caskel, Fry, et al
Stockhausen: Spiral, Japan, Zykus, etc / Caskel, Fry, et al

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-08-11

Works: Karlheinz Stockhausen: Zyklus; Spiral 1; Pole; Japan; Tierkreis; In Freundschaft
Performers: Boje, Harald; Caskel, Christoph; Eotvos, Peter; Fry, Tristan; Hurholz, Margareta; Stockhausen, Markus

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Performances from 1971 to 1997, featuring Tristan Fry in Zyklus, Harald Bojé and others in pieces for short-wave radios and electric instruments, and...continue...
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Best 100 20th Century Classics
Best 100 20th Century Classics

6 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-07-28

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor; Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor; Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Songs (14), Op. 34; Sergey Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet; Lieutenant Kij...
Performers: Alexeev, Dmitri; Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Barrueco, Manuel; Bashmet, Yuri [Conductor/Viola]; Bean, Hugh; Beniston, Paul; Bloch, Nikolaj; Bowers-Broadbent, Christopher; Bowman, James [Countertenor Voc...
Conductors: Foster, Lawrence; Previn, Andre; Kurtz, Efrem; Tennstedt, Klaus; Jansons, Mariss; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Temirkanov, Yuri; Barbirolli, John; Boult, Adrian; Frühbeck de Burgos, Rafae; Wit, Antoni; M...
Ensemble: ; Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt)
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EMI 642492
American Classics - Cage: Piano Concerto, Credo in Us, etc / Wissermann, Dietz, Imhoff, Sandrock, Riehm, Musica Negativa Ensemble
American Classics - Cage: Piano Concerto, Credo in Us, etc / Wissermann, Dietz, Imhoff, Sandrock, Riehm, Musica Negativa Ensemble

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-11-24

Works: John Cage: Credo in US, for 4 percussionists; Imaginary Landscape no 1, for 2 variable speed turntables, frequency records, muted piano & cymbal; Work(s); Music for Amplified Toy Pianos, for any numb...
Performers: Danuser, Hermann; Dietz, Michael; Imhoff, Bell; Keller, Christoph; Matthes, Johann-Nikolaus; Sandrock, Doris; Wissemann, Burkhard
Conductors: Riehn, Rainer;
Ensemble: Ensemble Musica Negativa; Gentle Fire

Includes work(s): [unspecified work by earle brown] / excer by various composers....continue...
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EMI 344542B
Benjamin Britten - The Collector's Edition
Benjamin Britten - The Collector's Edition

37 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-11-24

Works: Benjamin Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20; Peter Grimes; Passacaglia, for orchestra, Op. 33b (from "Peter Grimes"); The Young person's guide to the orchestra; Canadian Carnival, for orchestra, Op...
Performers: Adey, John; Allen, Benjamin; Allen, Thomas; Alley, John [Piano]; Allison, Richard; Andrew Davis [Conductor/Organ]; Andsnes, Leif Ove; Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Bailey, Norman [Bass Baritone]...
Conductors: Pesek, Libor; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Järvi, Paavo; Berglund, Paavo; Brown, Iona; Yuasa, Takuo; Hickox, Richard; Marriner, Sir Neville; Harding, Daniel; Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Bedford, Steuart; Knu...
Ensemble: ; Endymion Ensemble

Benjamin Britten was without question one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. This 37-CD set features all of his most beloved works, giving...continue...
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EMI 175262C
American Classics - Foster, Griffes, Copland: Songs / Hampson, Ungar, Voight, Henricks, Zeger, et al
American Classics - Foster, Griffes, Copland: Songs / Hampson, Ungar, Voight, Henricks, Zeger, et al

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-11-24

Works: Stephen Foster: Introduction - Opening Solo Violin; Jeannie with the light brown hair; Hard times come again no more; The voice of bygone days; Work(s); Beautiful dreamer; That's what's the matter; S...
Performers: Alpher, David; Bargeron, Dave; Ecklund, Peter; Glaser, Matt; Hampson, Thomas [Baritone Vocal]; Hendricks, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Kinsella, Arnie; Kirk, John; Mason, Molly; Rust, Mark; Stover, Evan;...
Conductors: Thomas, Michael Tilson
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

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Barbara Hendricks is securely idiomatic in Copland's wonder-filled Emily Dickinson settings and in Barber's gently nostalgic Knoxville: Summer of 1915.
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HBDirect Recommended Recording EMI 344792
Composers in Person
Composers in Person

22 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-11-24

Works: Béla Bartók: Bagatelles (14) for Piano, Op. 6/Sz 38; Easy Pieces (10) for Piano, Sz 39; Romanian Dances (2) for Piano, Op. 8a/Sz 43; A Bit Drunk (Kicsit ázottan), burlesque for piano n...
Performers: Barrientos, Maria; Bartók, Béla [Composer]; Benbow, Edwin; Benedetti, Fernand; Bernac, Pierre; Bonneau, Georges; Brain, Dennis [French Horn]; Britten, Benjamin; Cahuzac, Louis; Charmy, ...
Conductors: Collingwood, Lawrance; Hindemith, Paul; Khachaturian, Aram; Honegger, Arthur; Straram, Walther; Elgar, Edward, Sir; Coppola, Piero; Glazunov, Alexander; Villa-Lobos, Heitor; Pfitzner, Hans; Milhaud, ...
Ensemble: ; Percurama Percussion Ensemble

These 22 CDs offer a stunning range of modern composers performing their own works either on the piano, organ or violin, or else from behind...continue...
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EMI 175752B
Jenkins: The Concertos - Quirk, Sarikiz, Over the Stone, etc / Bisengaliev, Percy, Alley, Davies, Finch, et al
Jenkins: The Concertos - Quirk, Sarikiz, Over the Stone, etc / Bisengaliev, Percy, Alley, Davies, Finch, et al

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-11-11

Works: Karl Jenkins: Concerto for Violin "Sarikiz"; Concerto for Flute, Keyboards and Percussion "Quirk"; Concerto for Marimba "La Folia"; Concerto for Double Harp "Over the Stone"; Palladio "Diamond Music"
Performers: Alberman, David; Alley, John [Piano]; Bisengaliev, Marat; Davies, Gareth; Finch, Catrin; Lauri, Carmine; Percy, Neil
Conductors: Jenkins, Karl [Composer]
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra; Quirk

The latest Karl Jenkins release on EMI Classics features world premiere recordings of four recent concertos: Over the Stone (a double harp concerto), La Folia...continue...
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Bartók: Concertos, Miraculous Mandarin, etc / Rattle, Labèques, Chung, Donohoe, et al
Bartók: Concertos, Miraculous Mandarin, etc / Rattle, Labèques, Chung, Donohoe, et al

4 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-09-16

Works: Béla Bartók: Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19/Sz 73; Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116; Concerto for Piano no 1, Sz 83; Concerto for Piano no 2, Sz 95; Concerto for Piano no 3, Sz 119; Concerto for...
Performers: Chung, Kyung-Wha [Violin]; Donohoe, Peter; Drouet, Jean-Pierre; Gualdo, Sylvio; Labeque, Katia; Labeque, Marielle [Piano]; von Otter, Anne Sofie; White, Willard [Bass Vocals]
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir

Hungarian composer, pianist, musicologist Bela Bartok, though criminally neglected in his own time, has risen in stature and is now considered one of the greatest...continue...
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EMI American Classics - Minimalism - Reich, Glass, etc / Thomas, Warren-Green, Wilson, London CO, et al
EMI American Classics - Minimalism - Reich, Glass, etc / Thomas, Warren-Green, Wilson, London CO, et al

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-06-24

Works: Steve Reich: Vermont Counterpoint; Eight Lines; New York Counterpoint; Four Organs; Philip Glass: Facades; Company
Performers: Damiens, Alain; Thomas, Michael Tilson; Wilson, Ransom
Conductors: Thomas, Michael Tilson; Warren-Green, Christopher
Ensemble: London Chamber Orchestra; Solisti New York

Minimalism was originally the word used to describe certain movements in the visual arts and design of the immediate post World War II period. Then,...continue...
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EMI 066242B
Best 100 Carols
Best 100 Carols

6 CD / EMI Classics / 2007-11-06

Works: Christmas Traditional: The First Nowell (English); Up! Good Christian Folk, and Listen (Piae cantiones); O Little Town of Bethlehem; Personent hodie (On this day Earth shall ring) (Piae Cantiones); O...
Performers: Alagna, Roberto; Andrew Davis [Conductor/Organ]; Bell, David [Organ]; Bickenbach, Christfried; Blandford, Jeremy; Byram-Wigfield, Timothy [Organ]; Charlesworth, Stephen; Chilcott, Bob; Clarvis, Paul;...
Conductors: Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Willcocks, David; Rutter, John; Parrott, Andrew; Hickox, Richard; Ericson, Eric; Schmidt-Gaden, Gerhard; Alexander, Geoffrey; Tunick, Jonathan; Mackerras, Charles; Hughes, Owa...
Ensemble: ; Abbey Road Ensemble; Taverner Choir, Consort & Players

2007 release in the Best Classics 100 series, 100 Best Carols is the perfect Christmas release-- six CDs of the most famous carols, all time...continue...
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EMI 103712
Preisner: Silence, Night & Dreams / Teresa Salgueiro
Preisner: Silence, Night & Dreams / Teresa Salgueiro

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2007-09-18

Works: Zbigniew Preisner: Silence, Night & Dreams
Performers: Cully, Thomas; Dalton, Mitch; Danielsson, Lars; Malloy, Alasdair; Maseli, Bernard; Mastylo, Konrad; Ostaszewski, Jacek; Parricelli, John; Pask, Andy; Poltorak, Michal; Preisner, Zbigniew; Salgueiro, ...
Conductors: Mos, Marek
Ensemble: AUKSO Chamber Orchestra; Camerata Silesia Singers

Zbigniew Preisner is Poland's leading film music composer and is widely considered to be one of the most outstanding composers of his generation. Silence, Night...continue...
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EMI 939992
Karl Jenkins & Adiemus - The Essential Collection
Karl Jenkins & Adiemus - The Essential Collection

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2006-05-02

Works: Karl Jenkins: Adiemus, for female voices & orchestra; Requiem, for chorus & orchestra; A Mass for Peace "The Armed Man"; Adiemus II, Cantata Mundi; Palladio "Diamond Music"; Cantilena, for chorus & p...
Performers: Adiemus; Beniston, Paul; Carewe, Mary [Soprano Vocal]; Finch, Catrin; Jenkins, Jody K.; Jenkins, Karl [Composer]; Johnson, Guy; Kettel, Gary; Landman, Sam; Percy, Neil; Stockley, Miriam; Thorby, Pame...
Conductors: Jenkins, Karl [Composer]
Ensemble: ; Adiemus Orchestra; Adiemus Wind and Brass; Smith Quartet

Karl Jenkins has been composing for three decades, but it was his knack for delivering themes for TV commercials in the '80s and '90s that...continue...
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Karl Jenkins: Requiem, etc
Karl Jenkins: Requiem, etc

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2005-05-10

Works: Karl Jenkins: Requiem, for chorus & orchestra; In These Stones Horizons Sing, for baritone, harp, jazz soloists, chorus & orchestra
Performers: Bell, Clive; Bisengaliev, Marat; Christie, Rupert; Finch, Catrin; Hitchcock, Nigel; Horsley, Gavin; Kettel, Gary; Landman, Sam; Terfel, Bryn [Baritone/Bass]; Thorne, Tim; Tibbels, Nicole
Conductors: Jenkins, Karl [Composer]
Ensemble: Adiemus Wind and Brass; Caerdydd Chorus

'Requiem' is a dramatic and powerful work that takes its inspiration from both Western and Japanese musical traditions. It incorporates Western melodic style and elements...continue...
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EMI 579662B
Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man - A Mass for Peace
Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man - A Mass for Peace

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2005-05-10

Works: Karl Jenkins: A Mass for Peace "The Armed Man"
Performers: Beniston, Paul; Hambleton, Tristan; Hassell, Dave; Jenkins, Jody K.; Jenkins, Karl [Composer]; Johnson, Guy; Lloyd, Rachel [Classical]; Merryweather, Nicholas; Parkes, Susie; Percy, Neil; Shakesby, P...
Conductors: Jenkins, Karl [Composer]

Large in both scope and scale, 'The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace' is a profoundly moving yet very accessible work which uses the most...continue...
Personnel: Anne Marie Cullum, Lisa Spurgeon, Eleanor Pomfret, Helen Lloyd, Laura Mardel, Davina Bailey, Alisa Murray, Elizabeth Witts, Elizabeth Nunns, Sarah Pett, Helen Tweedy, Emily Beahan, Rachel H...continue...
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EMI 110152B
Gemini - Menuhin & Grappelli Play Gershwin, Berlin, etc
Gemini - Menuhin & Grappelli Play Gershwin, Berlin, etc

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2005-02-15

Works: George Gershwin: Lady, be Good; Strike up the Band; Porgy and Bess; Girl Crazy; Show Girl; Damsel in Distress; Funny Face; Shall We Dance; Goldwyn Follies; Jack Strachey: These Foolish Things; David ...
Performers: Baldock, Ken; Bush, Lennie; Clare, Alan [piano]; Crombie, Tony; Etheridge, John; Fosset, Marc; Ganley, Allan; Grappelli, Stephane; Harris, Max; Holloway, Laurie; Isaacs, Ike; Karan, Chris; Lemmon, Br...
Conductors: Harris, Max; Riddle, Nelson;
Ensemble: Alan Clare Trio; Instrumental Ensemble
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EMI 86230
A Little Christmas Music / King's Singers, Te Kanawa
A Little Christmas Music / King's Singers, Te Kanawa

1 CD / EMI Classics / 1989-11-25

Works: Traditional: Here we come a-wassailing; We wish you a merry Christmas; Ding Dong! Merrily on high; Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol"; Boar's Head Carol; Gaudete, Christus est natu...
Performers: Fullbrook, Charles; Hickox, Richard; Te Kanawa, Kiri, Dame
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: City of London Brass Quintet; City of London Sinfonia; King's Singers
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