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Mahler: Symphony No. 2' Resurrection' / Klemperer
Mahler: Symphony No. 2' Resurrection' / Klemperer

2 CD / Testament / 2010-09-14

Works: Recorded Sound: Applause; Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection"
Performers: Rossel-Majdan, Hilde; Steingruber, Ilona
Conductors: Klemperer, Otto

This fascinating release from Testament features a live performance from 1951 with Otto Klemperer leading the Vienna Symphony in Mahler's 'Resurrection' symphony. Recorded in mono,...continue...
Recording information: Muskiverein, Vienna (05/18/1951)....continue...
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Havergal Brian: Symphony No. 1 The Gothic
Havergal Brian: Symphony No. 1 The Gothic

2 CD / Testament / 2010-02-09

Works: Havergal Brian: Symphony no 1 in D minor for soloists, chorus, brass bands & orchestra, "The Gothic"; Spoken Word: Havergal Brian Interview
Performers: Dowd, Ronald; Sheppard, Honor; Stalman, Roger [Vocals]
Conductors: Boult, Adrian

This recording of Havergal Brian's colossal Gothic Symphony is taken from a 1966 live performance given in the Royal Albert Hall under Sir Adrian Boult,...continue...
Recording information: Royal Albert Hall, London (10/30/1966)....continue...
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Wagner: Die Walküre (1955), etc / Martha Mödl, Astrid Varnay, et al
Wagner: Die Walküre (1955), etc / Martha Mödl, Astrid Varnay, et al

4 CD / Testament / 2009-10-13

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

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

4 CD / Testament / 2009-08-11

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

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

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

4 CD / Testament / 2009-02-10

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

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

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Tchaikovsky, Villa-Lobos, Puccini, Leoncavallo, etc / Licia Albanese
Tchaikovsky, Villa-Lobos, Puccini, Leoncavallo, etc / Licia Albanese

1 CD / Testament / 2008-10-14

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Tosca; Gianni Schicchi, opera; Alfredo Catalani: La Wally; Francesco Cilèa: Adriana Lecouvreur; Ruggero Leoncavallo: Pagliacci, opera; Giuseppe Verdi: Otello; Wolfgang Amadeus M...
Performers: Albanese, Licia; Merrill, Robert [Baritone Vocal]
Conductors: Weissmann, Frieder; Marzollo, Dick; Morel, Jean P.; Trucco, Victor; Stokowski, Leopold
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Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer / Klemperer, Silja, King, Adam, Talvela, et al
Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer / Klemperer, Silja, King, Adam, Talvela, et al

2 CD / Testament / 2008-10-14

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

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

2 CD / Testament / 2008-08-12

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

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

13 CD / Testament / 2008-08-12

Works: Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold; Die Walküre; Siegfried; Götterdämmerung
Performers: Allman, Robert; Bohme, Kurt [Bass Vocal]; Coates, Edith; Dalberg, Frederick; Evans, Edgar; Fisher, Sylvia; Grant, June; Hale, Una; Hotter, Hans [Baritone vocals]; Howitt, Barbara; Ilosvay, Maria von;...
Conductors: Kempe, Rudolf
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra

Richard Wagner's complete 'Ring' cycle led by Rudolf Kempe, recorded live at the Royal Opera House in 1957 is now available from Testament in new...continue...
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TES 1426
Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen / Keilberth, et al
Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen / Keilberth, et al

14 CD / Testament / 2008-02-12

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

Testament is proud to present the first-ever stereo recording of the 'Ring' cycle featuring definitive performances by Wolfgang Windgassen as Siegfried, Hans Hotter as Wotan,...continue...
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Beethoven: Missa Solemnis / Klemperer, Söderström, et al
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis / Klemperer, Söderström, et al

1 CD / Testament / 2007-06-12

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123
Performers: Frick, Gottlob; Soderstrom, Elisabeth; Vocals], Ernst Haefliger [Tenor
Conductors: Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
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TES 1408
Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande / Cluytens, Souzay, et al
Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande / Cluytens, Souzay, et al

3 CD / Testament / 2007-04-10

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

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

1 CD / Testament / 2007-02-13

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

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

4 CD / Testament / 2007-02-13

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

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

1 CD / Testament / 2006-12-12

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

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

2 CD / Testament / 2006-12-12

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

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

2 CD / Testament / 2006-11-14

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore, opera; Lucia di Lammermoor; Pietro Mascagni: L'Amico Fritz
Performers: Gobbi, Tito; Lelio, Loretta Di; Luise, Melchiorre; Monti, Nicola; Vocals], Margherita Carosio [Soprano
Conductors: Santini, Gabriele
Ensemble: Rome Opera House Orchestra
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Erich Kunz - Opera, Operetta & Song
Erich Kunz - Opera, Operetta & Song

1 CD / Testament / 2006-10-10

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492; Don Giovanni; Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620; Albert Lortzing: Der Waffenschmied; Zar und Zimmerma...
Performers: Kunz, Erich; Seefried, Irmgard
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert v.; Ackermann, Otto; Moralt, Rudolf; Paulik, Anton;
Ensemble: Kemmeter-Faltl Schrammel Ensemble; Philharmonia Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
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Victoria de los Angeles - Baroque & Religious Arias
Victoria de los Angeles - Baroque & Religious Arias

1 CD / Testament / 2006-10-10

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Exsultate jubilate, K 165 (158a); Ch'io mi scordi di te...Non temer, amato bene, K 505; Ave verum corpus; Laudate Dominum; George Frederick Handel: As When the Dove Laments H...
Performers: de los Angeles, Victoria; Lewis, Richard [Tenor Vocals]; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; Moore, Gerald [Piano]; Rothwell, Evelyn; Thalben-Ball, George, Sir [Composer/Organ]
Conductors: Boult, Adrian; Goldsborough, Arnold; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]
Ensemble: ; Bath Festival Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra
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Wagner: The Flying Dutchman / Keilberth, et al
Wagner: The Flying Dutchman / Keilberth, et al

2 CD / Testament / 2006-10-10

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

At Bayreuth, Decca and their German subsidiary Teldec had already recorded 'Parsifal' and an unreleased 'Ring' cycle in 1951, and 'Lohengrin' in 1953. During the...continue...
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Glyndebourne Festival Opera - Mozart: Così fan tutte
Glyndebourne Festival Opera - Mozart: Così fan tutte

1 CD / Testament / 2006-10-10

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Così fan tutte, K 588
Performers: Borriello, Mario; Jurinac, Sena; Kunz, Erich; Lewis, Richard [Tenor Vocals]; Noni, Alda; Thebom, Blanche
Conductors: Busch, Fritz; Susskind, Walter
Ensemble: Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra
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Wagner: Die Walküre / Keilberth, Varnay, Brouwenstijn, et al
Wagner: Die Walküre / Keilberth, Varnay, Brouwenstijn, et al

4 CD / Testament / 2006-06-13

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

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

4 CD / Testament / 2006-04-11

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

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

2 CD / Testament / 2006-03-14

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

This set features a live performance of 'Arabella' given by the Bayerischen Staatsoper at the Royal Opera House during their visit to London since the...continue...
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Wiener Philharmoniker - live performances / Klemperer
Wiener Philharmoniker - live performances / Klemperer

8 CD / Testament / 2005-11-08

Works: Recorded Sound: Ambiance; Applause; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581; Symphony no 41 in C major, K 551 "Jupiter"; Ludwig van Beethoven: Coriolan Overture in...
Performers: Öhlberger, Camillo; Altmann, Volker; Berger, Roland; Cubasch, Christian; Hanak, Hans; Hogner, Gunter; Holetschek, Franz; Lipp, Wilma; Mayerhofer, Karl; Pamperl, Ernst; Prinz, Alfred; Raab, Ferdi...
Conductors: Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

1968, a year of political turmoil in the world, began for Klemperer with a recording and performance in London of the Dresden version of Wagners...continue...
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Bruckner: Symphony no 6, etc / Klemperer, Harper, et al
Bruckner: Symphony no 6, etc / Klemperer, Harper, et al

1 CD / Testament / 2005-07-12

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

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

2 CD / Testament / 2005-07-12

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

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

2 CD / Testament / 2005-06-14

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

David Munrow established his Early Music Consort of London in 1967 and much of his later work was based around this ensemble, with James Bowman,...continue...
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Mahler: Symphony no 2;  Mozart / Klemperer, Baker, et al
Mahler: Symphony no 2; Mozart / Klemperer, Baker, et al

2 CD / Testament / 2005-03-08

Works: Recorded Sound: Applause; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no 29 in A major, K 201 (186a); Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection"
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Harper, Heather
Conductors: Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: Philharmonia Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra

Mahler's second symphony, like Beethoven's 'Eroica', has become one of Otto Klemperer's performing talismans: a constant source of inspiration, a constant success for him in...continue...
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French Opera Arias / Janine Micheau
French Opera Arias / Janine Micheau

1 CD / Testament / 2004-12-14

Works: Gustave Charpentier: Louise; Ambroise Thomas: Mignon; Jacques Offenbach: Gaîté Parisienne; Georges Bizet: The Pearl Fishers, opera; Charles Gounod: Mireille; Roméo et Juliette; Emma...
Performers: Gianotti, Pierre; Luca, Libero de; Micheau, Janine; Mollien, Jean
Conductors: Desormiere, Roger; Erede, Alberto; Fournet, Jean

In all her roles, Micheau was admired for the care, skill and taste with which she used her decidedly French vocal timbre. Her light voice...continue...
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Verdi: Messa da Requiem / Toscanini, Milanov, et al
Verdi: Messa da Requiem / Toscanini, Milanov, et al

2 CD / Testament / 2004-10-12

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

The performance heard on these discs is particularly remarkable, not only for historical reasons, but also because it seems to be the earliest extant viable...continue...
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Beethoven: Symphony no 9 / Klemperer, Giebel, Ludwig, et al
Beethoven: Symphony no 9 / Klemperer, Giebel, Ludwig, et al

1 CD / Testament / 2004-03-01

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
Performers: Berry, Walter; Giebel, Agnes; Lewis, Richard [Tenor Vocals]; Ludwig, Christa [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

1961 was a very rich year indeed for Otto Klemperer, who was 76 years old when this performance was given. The year had begun with...continue...
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Beethoven: Fidelio / Klemperer, Jurinac, Vickers, et al
Beethoven: Fidelio / Klemperer, Jurinac, Vickers, et al

2 CD / Testament / 2004-01-01

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

"No opera was closer to Klemperer's heart than 'Fidelio', and his famous 1962 EMI recording has remained the benchmark by which all others are judged....continue...
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Mahler: Symphony no 2 / Barbirolli, Stader, Baker, et al
Mahler: Symphony no 2 / Barbirolli, Stader, Baker, et al

2 CD / Testament / 2004-01-01

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection"
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Stader, Maria
Conductors: Barbirolli, John

"... soloists Janet Baker and Maria Stader sing beautifully; Barbirolli does well with most of the gentler passages; the timpani solos in III are vivid...continue...
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Bach, Schütz, Caccini, Caldara, et al / Suzanne Danco
Bach, Schütz, Caccini, Caldara, et al / Suzanne Danco

1 CD / Testament / 2003-10-01

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 51, "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen," BWV 51; Cantata no 202, "Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten" ("Wedding Cantata") BWV 202; Komm, süsser Tod, komm, sel'ge R...
Performers: Agosti, Guido; Danco, Suzanne; Demessieux, Jeanne
Conductors: Munchinger, Karl
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Fauré, Debussy: Mélodies / Suzanne Danco, Guido Agosti
Fauré, Debussy: Mélodies / Suzanne Danco, Guido Agosti

1 CD / Testament / 2003-06-01

Works: Gabriel Fauré: La bonne chanson, Op. 61; Claude Debussy: Ariettes oubliées; Fêtes galantes (3), song cycle for voice & piano, Set I, L. 80; Chansons (3) de Bilitis; Le promenoir des ...
Performers: Agosti, Guido; Danco, Suzanne

"Every reissue of Suzanne Danco's recordings is an occasion for celebration, and this one should make lovers of French melodies delirious with excitement... Just get...continue...
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Beethoven: Symphony no 9
Beethoven: Symphony no 9 "Choral" / Günter Wand, et al

1 CD / Testament / 2003-04-01

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

Wand had seemed set to become the last active conductor of his generation - those who had learned their craft before the Second World War,...continue...
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Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Symphony no 3 / Günter Wand, etc
Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Symphony no 3 / Günter Wand, etc

2 CD / Testament / 2003-04-01

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123; Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"
Performers: Kirschstein, Leonore; Morbach, Gunther; Schreier, Peter [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: Wand, Günter

"These performances come from the series of recordings Wand made for the Club Francais du Disque, the symphony dating from 1956, the Mass from 1965......continue...
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Saint-Saëns: Symphony no 3;  Fauré: Requiem /Cluytens, et al
Saint-Saëns: Symphony no 3; Fauré: Requiem /Cluytens, et al

1 CD / Testament / 2002-06-01

Works: Camille Saint-Saëns: Symphony no 3 in C minor, Op. 78 "Organ"; Gabriel Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48
Performers: Angelici, Martha; Durufle, Maurice [Composer/Organ]; Noguera, Louis; Puig-Roget, Henriette
Conductors: Cluytens, André
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Victoria de Los Angeles - A Lifetime Achievement
Victoria de Los Angeles - A Lifetime Achievement

1 CD / Testament / 2001-12-01

Works: Francesco Sacrati: Prosperina rapita; Alessandro Scarlatti: Il Pirro e Demetrio; George Frederick Handel: Joshua; Franz Schubert: Der Tod und das Mädchen, D 531/Op. 7 no 3; Die schöne M...
Performers: de los Angeles, Victoria; Moore, Gerald [Piano]
Conductors: Villa-Lobos, Heitor; Jacquillat, Jean-Pierre; Beecham, Thomas

When reviewing the original release of this program in 1961, Gramophone described this as "an exquisite record" and went on to say: "The recital is...continue...
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Debussy: Martyr of St. Sebastian, etc / Inghelbrecht, et al
Debussy: Martyr of St. Sebastian, etc / Inghelbrecht, et al

1 CD / Testament / 2001-10-01

Works: Claude Debussy: Ballades (3) de François Villon; Le martyre de Saint Sébastien, incidental music for soloists, chorus & orchestra, L. 124
Performers: Collart, Claudine; Plantey, Bernard
Conductors: Inghelbrecht, Désiré-Emile
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Massenet: Manon;  Debussy, Berlioz / de Los Angeles, et al
Massenet: Manon; Debussy, Berlioz / de Los Angeles, et al

3 CD / Testament / 2001-04-01

Works: Jules Massenet: Manon; Hector Berlioz: Les nuits d'été, Op. 7, song cycle; Claude Debussy: La damoiselle élue
Performers: Berton, Liliane; Borthayre, Jean; de los Angeles, Victoria; Dens, Michel; Legay, Henri; Notti, Raymonde; Serres, Marthe; Vieuille, Jean
Conductors: Monteux, Pierre; Munch, Charles
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra; Paris Opéra Comique Orchestra

"In Act 2, Manon, reading the letter her lover Des Grieux is writing to his father, sings the line, "nulle voix n'a plus de doux...continue...
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Wagner: Die Walküre (Act 1) / Klemperer, Cochran, et al
Wagner: Die Walküre (Act 1) / Klemperer, Cochran, et al

1 CD / Testament / 2001-03-10

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

1 CD / Testament / 2000-12-01

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

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

10 CD / Testament / 1999-12-01

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

4 CD / Testament / 1999-09-01

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

"This set... belatedly becomes the most important; no other... makes the drama at once so immediate and so substantial... the most conspicuous recorded example of...continue...
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Erna Berger - Mozart, Schubert, Bach
Erna Berger - Mozart, Schubert, Bach

1 CD / Testament / 1999-07-01

Works: Franz Schubert: Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D 965/Op. 129; Der Jüngling an der Quelle, D 300; Ave Maria; Johann Sebastian Bach: Willst du dein Herz mir schenken (Aria di Giovannini), aria for voice...
Performers: Berger, Erna [Soprano vocals]; Frantz, Ferdinand; Geuser, Heinrich; Scherzer, Ernst-Gunther; Wilhelm, Horst
Conductors: Forster, Karl
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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Mattiwilda Dobbs - Arias & Songs
Mattiwilda Dobbs - Arias & Songs

1 CD / Testament / 1999-03-10

Works: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Golden Cockerel; Jules Massenet: Manon; Vincenzo Bellini: La sonnambula, opera; Léo Delibes: Lakmé, opera; Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; Franz Schubert: Die Entzü...
Performers: Dobbs, Mattiwilda; Moore, Gerald [Piano]; Panerai, Rolando; Walton, Bernard
Conductors: Galliera, Alceo
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

The 1952 Holland Festival was the scene of Mattiwilda Dobbs' stage debut. The opera was Stravinsky's 'The Nightingale.' The critic for Opera magazine wrote, "I...continue...
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Joan Hammond by Request - Charpentier, Massenet, et al
Joan Hammond by Request - Charpentier, Massenet, et al

1 CD / Testament / 1999-01-10

Works: Gustave Charpentier: Louise; Jules Massenet: Hérodiade; Le Cid; Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Die tote Stadt (The Dead City); Amilcare Ponchielli: La Gioconda; Giuseppe Verdi: Il Trovatore; La forza ...
Performers: Hammond, Joan, Dame
Conductors: Braithwaite, Warwick; Robinson, Stanford; Susskind, Walter; Curiel, Glauco; Tausky, Vilem; Collingwood, Lawrance
Ensemble: ; Hallé Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra
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Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia / Serafin, de los Angeles
Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia / Serafin, de los Angeles

2 CD / Testament / 1998-12-10

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia
Performers: Bechi, Gino; Benatti, Erminio; Canali, Anna Maria; de los Angeles, Victoria; Luise, Melchiorre; Monti, Nicola; Rossi-Lemeni, Nicola
Conductors: Serafin, Tullio
Ensemble: Milan Opera Chorus
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