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Donizetti: La Fille du Regiment / Gruberova, van der Walt, Laghezza, Fourcade
Donizetti: La Fille du Regiment / Gruberova, van der Walt, Laghezza, Fourcade

2 CD / Nightingale Classics / 2012-04-24

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: La fille du régiment
Performers: Bunz, Hans Werner; Castel, François; Fourcade, Philippe; Gruberova, Edita; Hansen, Paul [Tenor]; Laghezza, Rosa; Raschèr, Andrea; Steinhaus, Heidi; Van der Walt, Deon
Conductors: Panni, Marcello
Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Chorus; Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra

"For coloratura fans: Edita Gruberova... offers bravura vocal artistry mixed with sentimental lyricism and a large helping of humor. She brings out everyone's best in...continue...
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Pierre Boulez Conducts Bartók
Pierre Boulez Conducts Bartók

8 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2012-04-10

Works: Béla Bartók: Pieces (4) for Orchestra, Op. 12/Sz 51; Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116; Dance Suite for Orchestra, Sz 77; Pictures (2) for Orchestra, Op. 10/Sz 46; Hungarian Sketches, for orch...
Performers: Aimard, Pierre-Laurent; Aler, John [Tenor Vocal]; Andsnes, Leif Ove; Bashmet, Yuri [Conductor/Viola]; Grimaud, Helene; Kremer, Gidon; Norman, Jessye [Soprano vocals]; Percy, Neil; Polgar, Laszlo; Sha...
Conductors: Boulez, Pierre
Ensemble: ; Berlin Philharmonic; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra

Over the past 18 years Pierre Boulez has made a series of critically acclaimed recordings for Deutsche Grammophon of Bartok's major orchestral works, the complete...continue...
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Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream / McNair, Asaw, Lloyd, Davis
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream / McNair, Asaw, Lloyd, Davis

2 CD / Decca / 2012-03-13

Works: Benjamin Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64
Performers: Conway, Claudia; Ferguson, Carl; Long, Matthew [Vocals]; Newman, David; Rey, Sara
Conductors: Davis, Colin
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

"Everything is heard with great clarity, the sensuousness of Britten's ravishing score, with all its mysterious harmonies and sonorities, is fully realized, action and reaction...continue...
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Lehar: The Merry Widow / Kunzel/SF Opera, Kenny, Kirchschlager [Blu-Ray]
Lehar: The Merry Widow / Kunzel/SF Opera, Kenny, Kirchschlager [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2010-03-30

Works: Franz Lehár: The Merry Widow
Performers: Amaral, Bob; Boyd, Jonathan; Breckenridge, Marnie; Chester, Elijah; Hartmann, Carlo; Kenny, Yvonne; Kirchschlager, Angelika; McGrath, Colleen; Saetre, William; Skovhus, Bo; Strummer, Peter; Sullivan,...
Conductors: Kunzel, Erich
Ensemble: San Francisco Ballet; San Francisco Opera Chorus; San Francisco Opera Orchestra

Lotfi Mansouri's spectacular last production as General Director of San Francisco Opera with Yvonne Kenny making her debut in the title role, new dialogue specially...continue...
Run Time: 189 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM 2.0, DTS HD Master Audio 4.0
Subtitles: French, German, Spanish...continue...
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R. Strauss: Daphne
R. Strauss: Daphne

2 CD / Gall Import / 2010-02-23

Works: Richard Strauss: Daphne, Op 82; Lieder (5), Op. 32; Songs (4) for Voice and Orchestra, Op. 33; Winterliebe ("Der Sonne entgeten in Liebesgluten"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 48/5; Lie...
Performers: Anders, Peter; Bischof, Lisa; Cunitz, Maud; Fehenberger, Lorenz; Fiedler, Hans Herbert; Fischer, Res; Giesen, Hubert; Greindl, Josef; Luhr, Ernst Max; Maas, Kathe; Marschner, Kurt; Neidlinger, Gustav...
Conductors: Gruber, Arthur; Furtwängler, Wilhelm; Lutze, Walter; Rother, Artur
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Kálmán: Das Hollandweibchen
Kálmán: Das Hollandweibchen

2 CD / Gall Import / 2010-02-23

Works: Emmerich Kálmán: Die Hollandweibchen; Gräfin Maritza; Ronny, operetta; Das Veilchen von Montmartre; Die Herzogin von Chicago; Die Bajadere, operetta; Die Faschingsfee, operetta; Die Cs...
Performers: Alpar, Gitta; Bergmann, Gisa; Bollman, Hans Heinz; Brosch-Shorp, Edi; Dorner, Alfred; Fritsch, Willy; Fuss, Harry; Gabor, Jozsef; Garden, Katharina; Georg, Rita; Hansen, Max; Johannes Muller [Compose...
Conductors: Schoenherr, Max; Fox, Frank; Dobrindt, Otto; Weissmann, Frieder; Seidler-Winkler, Bruno; Kálmán, Emmerich
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PID 880136
Arrieta, Bretón, Vives: Zarzuela
Arrieta, Bretón, Vives: Zarzuela

2 CD / Naïve / 2010-01-26

Works: Emilio Arrieta: Marina; Tomás Bretón: La Verbena de la Paloma, zarzuela; Amadeo Vives: Bohemios; Doña Francisquita
Performers: Alvarez, Carlos [Baritone Vocals]; Baquerizo, Enrique; Bayo, Maria; Echeverria, Alfonso; Hernandez, Encarna Santana; Herrera, Mercedes Aleman; Jerico, Santiago S.; Kraus, Alfredo [Tenor Vocals]; Lima...
Conductors: Pérez, Victor Pablo; Ros Marbà, Antoni
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NAI 5213
Weill: Kleine Dreigroschenmusik;  Toch: Egon und Emilie;  Schulhoff: HMS Royal Oak / Werner Herbers, Ebony Band, Cappella Amsterdam
Weill: Kleine Dreigroschenmusik; Toch: Egon und Emilie; Schulhoff: HMS Royal Oak / Werner Herbers, Ebony Band, Cappella Amsterdam

1 Super Audio CD / Channel Classics / 2009-09-08

Works: Kurt Weill: Kleine Dreigroschenmusik; Ernst Toch: Egon und Emilie, Op. 46; Erwin Schulhoff: H.M.S. Royal Oak
Performers: Loonen, Bernard; Olsson, Åsa; Reuss, Daniel; Vink, Elena
Conductors: Herbers, Werner

Kurt Weill's orchestral suite for wind orchestra debuted shortly after the premiere of his 'Threepenny Opera'. Toch's 'Egon und Emilie' is a satire on opera...continue...
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Heritage Masters - R. Strauss: Arabella / Solti, della Casa, London, et al
Heritage Masters - R. Strauss: Arabella / Solti, della Casa, London, et al

2 CD / Decca Import / 2009-08-11

Works: Richard Strauss: Arabella
Performers: Casa, Lisa della; Coertse, Mimi; Dermota, Anton [Tenor Vocals]; Edelmann, Otto; Gueden, Hilde [Soprano Vocal]; Hellwig, Judith; Kmentt, Waldemar; Kolowratnik, Karl; Lenninger, Wilhelm; London, George...
Conductors: Solti, Sir Georg
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The Very Best of Glyndebourne on Record - Mozart, Britten, Verdi, Stravinsky, Monteverdi, Rossini, Lehár, etc
The Very Best of Glyndebourne on Record - Mozart, Britten, Verdi, Stravinsky, Monteverdi, Rossini, Lehár, etc

5 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-04-21

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492; Così fan tutte, K 588; Don Giovanni; Idomeneo; Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Ser...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Alan, Hervey; Aler, John [Tenor Vocal]; Allen, Thomas; Allin, Norman; Alva, Luigi [Tenor Vocals]; Baccaloni, Salvatore; Barabas, Sari; Blackwell, Harolyn [Soprano Vocals]; Borriel...
Conductors: Busch, Fritz; Mudie, Michael; Goodall, Reginald; Beecham, Thomas; Gui, Vittorio; Pritchard, John; Haitink, Bernard; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Welser-Möst, Franz; Dove, Jonathan; Davis, Andrew
Ensemble: ; English Opera Group Orchestra; Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Members; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orches...

The Glyndebourne Festival is a massive yearly event in both the British and international opera worlds, with stars from around the globe gathering to listen...continue...
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EMI 642182B
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; Paavo, Järvi; 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
Olga Neuwirth: Lost Highway [Hybrid SACD]
Olga Neuwirth: Lost Highway [Hybrid SACD]

2 Super Audio CD / Kairos Music Production / 2008-11-01

Works: Olga Neuwirth: Lost Highway, opera
Performers: Crowly, Vincent; Höldrich, Robert; Hauman, Constance; Hautzinger, Franz; Melnick, Jodi; Millwood, Grayson; Moss, David [Percussion]; Musil, Thomas; Niehaus, Gerhard; Nigl, Georg; Noisternig, Mar...
Conductors: Kalitzke, Johannes
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KAIR 12542
Wolf-Ferrari: La vedova scaltra / Martin, Sollied, Muraro, D'Aguanno, Milhofer, Zanellato, Rossi, et al
Wolf-Ferrari: La vedova scaltra / Martin, Sollied, Muraro, D'Aguanno, Milhofer, Zanellato, Rossi, et al

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-09-30

Works: Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari: La vedova scaltra, opera in 3 acts
Performers: Casagrande, Antonio; D'Aguanno, Emanuele; Esposito, Alex; Favaron, Luca; Milhofer, Mark; Muraro, Maurizio; Rossi, Elena; Sollied, Anne-Lise; Zancopé, Claudio; Zanellato, Riccardo
Conductors: Martin, Karl

Wolf-Ferrari's comic opera 'La vedova scaltra' (The Cunning Widow), is among the works he based on plays by Goldoni. It matches closely the conventions of...continue...
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American Music - Adams, Gershwin, Bernstein, Ellington, Ives, Carter, etc / Sir Simon Rattle, London PO, et al
American Music - Adams, Gershwin, Bernstein, Ellington, Ives, Carter, etc / Sir Simon Rattle, London PO, et al

7 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-09-16

Works: John Adams: Harmonielehre; The Chairman Dances; Tromba Lontana, fanfare for orchestra; Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orchestra; Charles Ives: New England Holidays Symphony; George Gershwi...
Performers: Allen, Geri [Piano]; Atkinson, Lynton; Baker, Gregg; Barclay, John; Barnell, Andrew; Barrett, Brent; Barrington, Coleman; Blackwell, Harolyn [Soprano Vocals]; Braithwaite, Maureen; Carter, Regina [Vi...
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Sinfonietta

American classical composers often get unfairly overshadowed by their European counterparts, and a great deal of powerful, groundbreaking new music has passed under the radar...continue...
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EMI 150142B
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Seraglio / Suitner, et al
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Seraglio / Suitner, et al

2 CD / Berlin Classics / 2008-07-08

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384
Performers: Apreck, Rolf; Forster, Jurgen; Kiessler, Hans; Mill, Arnold van; Ronisch, Rosemarie; Vulpius, Jutta
Conductors: Suitner, Otmar
Ensemble: Dresden State Opera Chorus
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BER 32932
Eterna - Strauss: Salome / Otmar Suitner, et al
Eterna - Strauss: Salome / Otmar Suitner, et al

2 CD / Berlin Classics / 2008-07-08

Works: Richard Strauss: Final Scene
Performers: Adam, Theo; Apelt, Friederike; Ericsdotter, Siw; Eyle, Helmut; Goldmann, Helmut; Gutstein, Ernst; Hoppe, Heinz [Tenor Vocal]; Kemter, Johannes; Leib, Gunther; Ludeke, Rainer; Melchert, Helmut; Neukir...
Conductors: Suitner, Otmar
Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle

The name Christel Goltz is forever associated with the role of Salome as all opera lovers know who were privileged to have seen her on...continue...
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BER 32942
Höller: Der Meister und Margarita
Höller: Der Meister und Margarita

3 CD / Col Legno / 2008-05-01

Works: York Höller: Der Meister und Margarita, opera in 2 acts
Performers: Andonian, Andrea; Bruch, Klaus; Finke, Martin; Hibbard, David; Hielscher, Ulrich; Katz, Eberhard; Mazura, Franz; Monti, Matteo de; Pell, William; Ryan, Barry; Salter, Richard; Schmiege, Marilyn; Schw...
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CLLG 20059
Ashley: Now Eleanor's Idea
Ashley: Now Eleanor's Idea

2 CD / Lovely Music / 2008-04-01

Works: Robert Ashley: Now Eleanor's Idea
Performers: Abeyta, Chris; Ashley, Robert; Ashley, Sam; Avila, Elena; Buckner, Thomas; Cordero, Marghreta; Hamilton, Thomas; Humbert, Jacqueline; La Barbara, Joan; Lopez, Alejandro; LowLow, Arthur; Martin, Irma;...
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Ensemble: Chorus; Orchestra

Here is something so different the composer is the best to describe it: "The lowriders of Northern New Mexico are a large group of artists...continue...
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LOV 1009
Laporte: Transit, Nachtmusik, Jubilus, etc / Lootens, et al
Laporte: Transit, Nachtmusik, Jubilus, etc / Lootens, et al

4 CD / Fuga Libera / 2007-11-13

Works: André Laporte: Jubilus, for orchestra; Night Music, for orchestra; Transit, for orchestra; Fantasia Rondino, con tema reale, for violin & orchestra; De Ekster Op De Gaig, for orchestra; Concerto...
Performers: Brans, Werner; Brocheler, John; Bufkens, Roland; Bushkov, Evgueni; Crasnaru, George-Emil; Daele, Marc Van; Desderi, Claudio; Deyck, Lucienne Van; Duesing, Dale; George, Donald; Goossens, Ivan; Homber...
Conductors: Laporte, André; Rahbari, Alexander; Wakasugi, Hiroshi; Kessels, Koen; Taverna, Giampiero; Nees, Vic
Ensemble: ; Soloists of the BRT Symphony Orchestra (Soloists)

Contains several unpublished works! This is a well deserved homage, in the form of a broad panorama, to one of the most influential Belgian composers,...continue...
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FLA 523
Offenbach Anthologie, Vol. 1
Offenbach Anthologie, Vol. 1

1 CD / Forlane (France) Import / 2007-07-10

Works: Jacques Offenbach: Gaîté Parisienne; Le violoneux, operetta in 1 act; Le mariage aux lanternes, operetta in 1 act (revision of "Le trésor à Mathurin"); La chanson de Fortunio, ope...
Performers: Berthon, Mireille; Bertin, Pierre; Bjorling, Jussi [Tenor vocals]; Boyer, Alexis; Chenal, Marthe; Czac, Madame; Dambrine, Alfred; Foix, Georges; Luart, Emma; Martell, Alix; Nicod, Mlle; Pujol, Victor...
Conductors: Krueger, Karl; Dauber, Dol; Frigara, Maurice; Klemperer, Otto; Cloez, Gustave; Ruhlmann, Francois
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Welcome to the Voice
Welcome to the Voice

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2007-05-15

Works: Steve Nieve: Welcome to the Voice
Performers: Belton, Ian; Bonney, Barbara; Cassidy, Paul; Costello, Elvis; Fulgoni, Sara; Haveron, Andrew; Manfrino, Nathalie; Nieve, Steve; Quessada, Antoine; Ribot, Marc; Roocroft, Amanda; Rothenberg, Ned; Stin...
Conductors: Teodori, Muriel
Ensemble: Brodsky String Quartet; Le choeur des amis français ; London Voices

"The true salvation is the human voice." When these words are sung by Sting on the title track of Welcome to the Voice, we are...continue...
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Lehár: Paganini
Lehár: Paganini

2 CD / EMI Music Distribution Import / 2006-12-19

Works: Franz Lehár: Paganini
Performers: Dieberitz, Gerd W.; Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Hoelscher, Ulf; Kiss, Ferenc; Kusche, Benno; Lenz, Friedrich; Miljakovic, Olivera; Rothenberger, Anneliese; Sachtelben, Horst; Sachtleben, Horst; Wa...
Conductors: Boskovsky, Willi
Ensemble: Bavarian State Opera Chorus; Bavarian Symphony Orchestra
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The Originals - R. Strauss: Arabella / Solti, et al
The Originals - R. Strauss: Arabella / Solti, et al

2 CD / Decca / 2006-10-10

Works: Richard Strauss: Arabella
Performers: Casa, Lisa della; Coertse, Mimi; Dermota, Anton [Tenor Vocals]; Edelmann, Otto; Gueden, Hilde [Soprano Vocal]; Hellwig, Judith; Kmentt, Waldemar; Kolowratnik, Karl; Lenninger, Wilhelm; London, George...
Conductors: Solti, Sir Georg

"On the Decca set, Della Casa soars above the stave with the creamiest, most beautiful sounds and constantly charms one with her swiftly alternating moods...continue...
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Langgaard: Antikrist / Dausgaard, Byriel, et al
Langgaard: Antikrist / Dausgaard, Byriel, et al

2 Super Audio CD / Dacapo / 2006-08-29

Works: Rued Langgaard: Antikrist, opera
Performers: Byriel, Sten; Dahl, Anne Margrethe; Elming, Poul; Gjerris, Helene; Hal, Johnny van; Ketilsson, Jon; Lundgren, John; Nylund, Camilla; Resmark, Susanne; Suurballe, Morten
Conductors: Dausgaard, Thomas
Ensemble: Danish National Orchestra

A magnificent doomsday vision and full length nightmare - No pains are spared as the composer's revelation unfolds with its intriguing allegorical characters and its...continue...
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DACO 6220523
Enescu: Oedipe / Hobson, Sinfonia da Camera
Enescu: Oedipe / Hobson, Sinfonia da Camera

2 CD / Albany Records / 2006-08-01

Works: George Enescu: Oedipe, opera, Op. 23
Performers: Anders, Mason; Anderson, Darren T.; Bahr, Dan; Bullock, David; Chandler, Katharine; Chigas, Stephanie; Claxon, Erin; Cooper, Chloe; Daly, Mark; Dankowicz, Harry; DiFulvio, Alex; Fassnacht, Therese; F...
Conductors: Hobson, Ian [Piano]
Ensemble: University of Illinois Chamber Singers
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ALB 861
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte / Abbado, Pape, et al
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte / Abbado, Pape, et al

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2006-06-13

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
Performers: Azesberger, Kurt; Bauer, Andreas; Beyer, Tobias; Borris, Sascha; Formaggia, Danilo; Jost, Frederic; Kleiter, Julia; Lischke, Alexander; Mallmann, Niklas; Miklosa, Erika; Muller-Brachmann, Hanno; Pape...
Conductors: Abbado, Claudio
Ensemble: Arnold Schoenberg Choir

"Claudio Abbado's 'Magic Flute' sounds like a breath of fresh air...Since his own near-death experience during a grave illness, every piece he conducts has taken...continue...
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Donizetti: Operas / Campanella, Bernart, Soudant, et al
Donizetti: Operas / Campanella, Bernart, Soudant, et al

10 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2006-06-06

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: La fille du régiment; Lucia di Lammermoor; L' elisir d'amore, opera; Poliuto; Maria di Rohan
Performers: Alaimo, Vincenzo; Brighi, Walter; Briscik, Barbara; Bruscantini, Sesto; Bruson, Renato; Carroli, Silvano; Colafelice, Giacomo; Coni, Paolo; Connell, Elizabeth; d'Amico, Mildela; Dara, Enzo; Federici,...
Conductors: Campanella, Bruno; de Bernart, Massimo; Soudant, Hubert; Latham-Koenig, Jan
Ensemble: Bologna Teatro Comunale Chorus; Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra; Bratislava Philharmonic Chorus; Emilia Romagna Arturo Toscanini Symphony Orchestra; Italian International Orchestra; Naples Teatro S...
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BLC 92462
Igor Stravinsky Conducts His Own Works - Apollo, etc
Igor Stravinsky Conducts His Own Works - Apollo, etc

3 CD / Music & Arts / 2006-05-01

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Apollon musagète, ballet in 2 scenes for string orchestra; Oedipus rex; Chorale for Piano; Capriccio, for piano & orchestra; Jeu de cartes; Symphony in Three Movements
Performers: Bergmann, Maria; Hessenland, Werner; Krebs, Helmut; Modl, Martha; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Rehfuss, Heinz; Rohr, Otto van
Conductors: Stravinsky, Igor
Ensemble: Cologne West German Radio Orchestra; Northwest German Radio Chorus; Southwest German Radio Wind Quintet, Baden-Baden

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M&A 1184
Ferneyhough: Shadowtime / Hempel, Scheidegger, et al
Ferneyhough: Shadowtime / Hempel, Scheidegger, et al

2 CD / NMC Classics / 2006-04-06

Works: Brian Ferneyhough: Shadowtime
Performers: Hodges, Nicolas; Scheidegger, Mats
Conductors: Hempel, Jurjen
Ensemble: New Vocal Soloists Stuttgart; Nieuw Ensemble

'Shadowtime' is an opera told in seven scenes across 2 CDs and a little over 2 hours of complex and fascinating music. Described as a...continue...
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NMC 123
Soldier Stories - Soldier / Vonnegut, Schaap, et al
Soldier Stories - Soldier / Vonnegut, Schaap, et al

1 CD / Mulatta Records / 2006-03-21

Works: Dave Soldier: A Soldier's Story; The Apotheosis of John Brown
Performers: Baker, Jim [Percussion]; Davoy, Napua; Edwards, Kenneth; Emerson, Dina; Fader, Oren; Feldman, Mark; Fieldes, Mat; Friedlander, Erik; Hassler, Jay; High, Gilbert; Hougham, Brad; Kim, Soye; Kortes, Mar...
Conductors: Clark, Richard Auldon
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Mozart: Great Opera Moments 1 / Bartoli, Domingo, etc
Mozart: Great Opera Moments 1 / Bartoli, Domingo, etc

1 CD / Decca Import / 2006-01-10

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Zaide, K 344 (334b); Idomeneo; Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384; Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
Performers: Aronson, David; Bartoli, Cecilia; Battle, Kathleen [Soprano Vocals]; Domingo, Placido; Gruberova, Edita; Jo, Sumi; Netrebko, Anna; Pavarotti, Luciano; Prey, Hermann [Baritone Vocals]; Quadflieg, Will...
Conductors: Davis, Colin; Noseda, Gianandrea; Levine, James; Pritchard, John; Jochum, Eugen; Solti, Sir Georg; Böhm, Karl; Chung, Myung-Whun
Ensemble: Bavarian State Opera Orchestra; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

'The Mozart Collection' features the most acclaimed performances from the catalogs of Deutsche Grammophon, Decca and Philips! On this release, 'Great Opera Moments, Volume 1',...continue...
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Wiener Opernfest 1955 Highlights
Wiener Opernfest 1955 Highlights

3 CD / Orfeo / 2005-10-06

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio, Op. 72; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni; Giuseppe Verdi: Aida, opera; Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Alban Berg: Wozzeck, opera, Op. 7; Rich...
Performers: Anday, Rosette; Bastezky, Gertraud; Beirer, Hans; Berry, Walter; Boesch, Ruthilde; Bohme, Kurt [Bass Vocal]; Buchbauer, Alois; Casa, Lisa della; Dermota, Anton [Tenor Vocals]; Dickie, Murray; Felberm...
Conductors: Böhm, Karl; Kubelik, Rafael; Reiner, Fritz; Knappertsbusch, Hans
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ORF 666053
James Levine - Documents of the Munich Years
James Levine - Documents of the Munich Years

12 CD / Oehms / 2005-06-24

Works: Arnold Schoenberg: Gurrelieder; Elliott Carter: Variations for Orchestra; Charles Wuorinen: Grand Bamboula; Roger Sessions: Concerto for Piano; Robert Di Domenica: Symphony; Gustav Mahler: Symphony n...
Performers: Dilcheva, Kremena; Haefliger, Ernst; Heppner, Ben; Kisfaludy, Eörs; Meier, Waltraud; Morris, James; Polenzani, Matthew; Schulte, Eike Wilm; Spangenberg, Martin; Svendén, Birgitta; Taub, R...
Conductors: Levine, James
Ensemble: Bamberg Symphony Chorus; Munich Philharmonic Choir; Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
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OEH 509
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Gardiner, Minetti
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Gardiner, Minetti

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2005-06-14

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384
Performers: Clarkson, Julian; Hauptmann, Cornelius [Bass Vocal]; Kazimierczuk, Angela; Minetti, Hans-Peter; Olsen, Stanford; Orgonasova, Luba; Peper, Uwe; Sieden, Cyndia; Tindall, Paul
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: Monteverdi Choir

"The overture immediately establishes the extra zest of the performance... with Orgonasova in particularly oustanding form". -Penguin Guide...continue...
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Dokumente Einer Sängerkarriere - Karl Friedrich
Dokumente Einer Sängerkarriere - Karl Friedrich

1 CD / Preiser / 2005-06-01

Works: Richard Wagner: Lohengrin; Giuseppe Verdi: Il Trovatore; La forza del destino; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Johann Strauss II: Eine Nacht in Venedig; Tausend und eine Nacht Op. 346; Franz Lehár...
Performers: Fiedler, Hans Herbert; Friedrich, Karl; Gueden, Hilde [Soprano Vocal]; Hellwig, Judith
Conductors: Schmidt-Isserstedt, Hans; Schuchter, Wilhelm; Loibner, Wilhelm
Ensemble: ; Northwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra; Vienna State Opera Orchestra
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PSR 93441
Maderna: Serenata per un Satellite / Contempoartsensemble
Maderna: Serenata per un Satellite / Contempoartsensemble

1 CD / Arts / 2005-04-01

Works: Bruno Maderna: Serenata per un satellite; Don Perlimplin, opera for radio
Performers: Bergamasco, Sonia; Fabbriciani, Roberto
Conductors: Ceccanti, Mauro
Ensemble: Contempoartensemble; Suocera
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ARZ 47692
Korngold: Die tote Stadt
Korngold: Die tote Stadt

2 CD / Orfeo / 2004-12-07

Works: Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Die tote Stadt (The Dead City)
Performers: Denoke, Angela; Denschlag, Daniela; Gaudernak, Lukas; Grigorian, Stella; Ivan, Simina; Kerl, Torsten; Lorenz, Eberhard; Roider, Michael; Skovhus, Bo [Baritone Vocal]
Conductors: Runnicles, Donald
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ORF 634042
Piazzolla: María de Buenos Aires / Barone, Trelles, et al
Piazzolla: María de Buenos Aires / Barone, Trelles, et al

2 CD / Milan / 2004-10-12

Works: Astor Piazzolla: Maria de Buenos Aires
Performers: Barone, Patricia; Mainetti, Pablo; Trelles, José Angel; Vitali, Juan
Conductors: Vat, Julián
Ensemble: Astor Piazzolla Foundation Quintet
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MILN 36094
Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos
Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos

2 CD / Orfeo / 2004-06-17

Works: Richard Strauss: Ariadne Auf Naxos
Performers: Berry, Walter; Dickie, Murray; Duesing, Dale; Equiluz, Kurt [Tenor Vocal]; Gruberova, Edita; Hiestermann, Horst; King, James [Vocals]; Matic, Peter; Miljakovic, Olivera; Riener, Robert; Schmidt, Trud...
Conductors: Sawallisch, Wolfgang
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ORF 625042
Lehár: The Merry Widow
Lehár: The Merry Widow

1 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2004-03-02

Works: Franz Lehár: The Merry Widow
Performers: Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Kraus, Otakar; Kunz, Erich; Kurty, Hella; Loose, Emmy; Mattoni, Andre von; Niessner, Anton; Schmidinger, Josef; Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth [Soprano vocals]
Conductors: Ackermann, Otto
Ensemble: Philharmonia Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra

"The stellar vocal soloists are, then and now, names to conjure with even the smaller roles are well and knowledgeably cast Schwarzkopf shows her seductive...continue...
The mono recording of this work with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf in the lead role, in the full bloom of her youth, is a special treat, a brilliant, fully realized version of the work that, even more helpful...continue...
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Classical Heartbreakers
Classical Heartbreakers

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2004-01-13

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23; Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act; Sergey Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini; Co...
Performers: Abel, David [Violin]; Alexeev, Dmitri; Barbirolli, John, Sir [Conductor]; Barrueco, Manuel; Bergonzi, Carlo; Boult, Adrian [Conductor]; Caballe, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vo...
Conductors: Previn, Andre; Muti, Riccardo; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Mackerras, Charles; Tennstedt, Klaus; Sutherland, Iain; Barbirolli, John; Serafin, Tullio; Susskind, Walter; Prêtre, Georges; Ormandy, Eugene; ...
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Bath Festival Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; King's College Choir, Cambridge; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London ...

Personnel: Montserrat Caballé , Maria Callas , Lucia Popp , Elisabeth Schwarzkopf , Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano); Anne Sofie von Otter, Jeannine Collard (mezzo soprano); Carlo Bergonzi (tenor); Stev...continue...
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EMI 853452
Rota: I Due Timidi; La Notte di un Nevrastenico
Rota: I Due Timidi; La Notte di un Nevrastenico

2 CD / Bongiovanni / 2004-01-01

Works: Nino Rota: I Due Timidi; La notte di un nevrastenico, comic opera
Performers: Battagion, Lorenzo; Caly, Roberta; Drigo, Paolo; Galli, Nunzio; Hyun-Joo, Cho; Joung-Hoon, Shin; Lee, Sonia; O'Brien, Rachel; Scaranello, Giuliano; Testa, Sabrina; Zhiltsova, Lioudmila
Conductors: Scogna, Flavio Emilio
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BGV 2367
Opera in English - Rossini: The Thieving Magpie / Parry
Opera in English - Rossini: The Thieving Magpie / Parry

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2003-07-22

Works: Gioachino Rossini: La gazza ladra
Performers: Banks, Barry; Bickley, Susan; Cullagh, Majella; Garrett, Nicholas; Graham-Hall, John; Jeffrey, Darren; Jones, Nerys; Kale, Stuart [Tenor Vocal]; Purves, Christopher; Scales, Prunella; Smythe, Russell...
Conductors: Parry, David

"This splendid set is something of a home-coming for English Rossini lovers, many of whom will recall with affection the production of 'The Thieving Magpie'...continue...
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Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex; Symphony of Psalms
Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex; Symphony of Psalms

1 CD / Supraphon / 2003-02-14

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Oedipus rex; Symphony of Psalms
Performers: Berman, Karel; Desailly, Jean; Haken, Eduard; Kroupa, Zdenek; Soukupova, Vera; Zidek, Ivo; Zlesak, Antonin
Conductors: Ancerl, Karel

"With Ancerl, the orchestra and chorus are major protagonists who set the stage for everyone else. The great Czech Philharmonic is set forward enough for...continue...
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Grétry: Richard Coeur de Lion;  Rousseau / Doneux, et al
Grétry: Richard Coeur de Lion; Rousseau / Doneux, et al

2 CD / EMI Classics Import / 2003-02-04

Works: André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry: Richard Coeur-de-lion, opera in 3 acts; Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Le devin du village
Performers: Bastin, Jules; Bost, Monique; Burles, Charles; Bussard, Jean; Dokens, Nicole; Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Gorp, Jean van; Mesple, Mady; Micheau, Janine; Perriers, Danielle; Roux, Michel [Bass-Bari...
Conductors: Doneux, Edgard; Froment, Louis de
Ensemble: ; Louis de Froment Chamber Ensemble
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Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex;  Bruckner: Te Deum / Karajan, et al
Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex; Bruckner: Te Deum / Karajan, et al

1 CD / Urania (Italy) / 2002-05-01

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Oedipus rex; Anton Bruckner: Te Deum in C major, WAB 45
Performers: Foa, Arnoldo; Gedda, Nicolai; Haefliger, Ernst; Laszlo, Magda; Petri, Mario; Streich, Rita
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert von
Ensemble: Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Rome; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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URA 22210
Marschner: Hans Heiling / Keilberth, Prey, Kirschstein
Marschner: Hans Heiling / Keilberth, Prey, Kirschstein

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2002-04-02

Works: Heinrich August Marschner: Hans Heiling, opera, Op. 80
Performers: Franzen, Hans; Kirschstein, Leonore; Meister, Harald; Plumacher, Hetty; Prey, Hermann [Baritone Vocals]; Synek, Liane
Conductors: Keilberth, Joseph
Ensemble: Cologne State Opera Chorus

Heinrich Marschner was the most important German Romantic opera composer between Weber and Wagner, and in fact Wagner derived many of his ideas, including the...continue...
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ODO 1345
Krenek: Karl V / Soustrot, Pittman-Jennings, Hollweg, et al
Krenek: Karl V / Soustrot, Pittman-Jennings, Hollweg, et al

2 CD / MD&G / 2001-10-23

Works: Ernst Krenek: Karl V, stage work with music
Performers: Bantzer, Christoph; Borst, Martina; Conrad, Andreas; Gjevang, Anne; Hirzel, Franziska; Hollweg, Werner [Tenor Vocals]; Medrok, Axel; Mock, Florian; Pittman-Jennings, David; Sol, Tom; Streicher, Wolf-...
Conductors: Soustrot, Marc
Ensemble: Prague Philharmonic Chorus

"...The composer's widow has claimed that this performance, recorded in connection with the Beethoven Festival in Bonn last year, is by far the finest she...continue...
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A Portrait of Pavarotti - Highlights from Pavarotti Edition
A Portrait of Pavarotti - Highlights from Pavarotti Edition

3 CD / Decca / 2001-09-25

Works: Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; Madama Butterfly; Manon Lescaut; Tosca; La Fanciulla del West; Turandot; Giuseppe Verdi: I lombardi; Macbeth; Luisa Miller; Rigoletto; Il Trovatore; La traviata; Un...
Performers: Battle, Kathleen [Soprano Vocals]; Bormida, Ida; Caballe, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Chiara, Maria; Clark, Graham; Clark, Graham [Tenor]; Courtney, James; Davia, Federico; de Palma, Piero [Tenor Vo...
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert v.; Bonynge, Richard; Levine, James; Rescigno, Nicola; de Fabritiis, Oliviero; Mehta, Zubin; Gardelli, Lamberto; Maag, Peter; Solti, Sir Georg; Magiera, Leone; Maazel, Lorin; Pritcha...
Ensemble: ; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra; London Opera Chorus; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Metropolitan Opera Chorus; Metropolitan Opera Orches...

This selection contains both ADD and DDD recordings.

Personnel: Cecilia Bartoli (vocals)....continue...
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21st Century Classics - Corghi: Divara - Wasser und Blut
21st Century Classics - Corghi: Divara - Wasser und Blut

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2001-03-01

Works: Azio Corghi: Divara-Wasser und Blut (Water and Blood), opera
Performers: Baba, Michael; Burg, Susanna Von Der; Coles, Mark; Fitz, Heinz; Hildmann, Hanslutz; Holm, Michael [Vocals]; Kiefer, Gunter; Krieg, Christopher; McLeod, Suzanne; Midboe, David; Schwarts, Robert; Thing...
Conductors: Humburg, Will
Ensemble: Münster State Symphony Orchestra

Azio Corghi has written music for the theatre, as well as orchestral and chamber music, establishing himself as one of the leading Italian composers today....continue...
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