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Callas Remastered: Mad Scenes from Anna Bolena, Hamlet, Il Pirata - works of Donizetti, Bellini & Thomas / Maria Callas, soprano; Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus; Rescigno
Callas Remastered: Mad Scenes from Anna Bolena, Hamlet, Il Pirata - works of Donizetti, Bellini & Thomas / Maria Callas, soprano; Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus; Rescigno

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2014-09-23

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Anna Bolena; Ambroise Thomas: Hamlet; Vincenzo Bellini: Il Pirata, opera
Performers: Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Lanigan, John; Robertson, Duncan; Rouleau, Joseph
Conductors: Rescigno, Nicola
Ensemble: ; Philharmonia Orchestra

Maria Callas's complete discography (for the first time joining her EMI Classics and Warner Classics recordings) has been remastered and re-released across a broad product...continue...
Recording information: Kingsway Hall, London (09/24/1958-09/25/1958)....continue...
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Puccini: Tosca [Highlights] / Scotto, Domingo, Bruson
Puccini: Tosca [Highlights] / Scotto, Domingo, Bruson

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-09-13

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Tosca; Unspecified: [Untitled CD-ROM Track]
Performers: Bruson, Renato; Capecchi, Renato; Domingo, Placido [Tenor Vocals]; Hudson, Paul; Perlman, Itzhak; Scotto, Renata [Soprano Vocals]; Velis, Andrea
Conductors: Levine, James
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

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Scotto provides perhaps the most telling use of the text since Callas's, and she constantly lets one see the distraught, temperamental woman behind the...continue...
Recording information: Kingsway Hall, London (07/29/1980-08/02/1980)....continue...
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Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci; Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana [Highlights] / Scotto, Carreras, Nurmela, Benelli
Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci; Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana [Highlights] / Scotto, Carreras, Nurmela, Benelli

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-09-13

Works: Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act; Ruggero Leoncavallo: Pagliacci; Unspecified: Untitled CD-ROM Track
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Benelli, Ugo; Caballe, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Carreras, Jose [Tenor Vocal]; Hamari, Julia [Contralto Vocals]; Manuguerra, Matteo; Nurmela, Kari; Scotto, Renata [Soprano Vocals]; ...
Conductors: Muti, Riccardo
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

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Caballé and Scotto have some lovely moments and both are strong in dramatic commitment ... Carreras gives generously of voice and emotion in both...continue...
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Mercadante: I Normanni a Parigi [Highlights] / Judith Howarth, Barry Banks
Mercadante: I Normanni a Parigi [Highlights] / Judith Howarth, Barry Banks

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2011-07-12

Works: Saverio Mercadante: I Normanni a Parigi
Performers: Banks, Barry; Broadbent, Graeme; Hall, Aled; Howarth, Judith; Karnéus, Katarina; Novaro, Riccardo
Conductors: Stratford, Stuart
Ensemble: ; Philharmonia Orchestra

Opera Rara continues to explore the fascinating figure of Saverio Mercadante with this world premiere recording of substantial highlights from I Normanni a Parigi, written...continue...
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Puccini: La Boheme, highlights / Pappano
Puccini: La Boheme, highlights / Pappano

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-06-21

Works: Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; Unspecified: [CD-ROM Track]
Performers: Alagna, Roberto; Fissore, Enrico; Hampson, Thomas [Baritone Vocal]; Keenlyside, Simon; Ramey, Samuel [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Swenson, Ruth Ann; Vaduva, Leontina
Conductors: Pappano, Antonio
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

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Pappano's CD recording of Boheme is conducted with ever-fresh imagination, bringing out not just subtle emotions alonside high passion, but also the fun of...continue...
Recording information: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (08/01/1995-08/10/1995)....continue...
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Brilliant Opera Collection - Wagner: Tristan und Isolde / Furtwängler, Flagstad, et al
Brilliant Opera Collection - Wagner: Tristan und Isolde / Furtwängler, Flagstad, et al

4 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2009-07-14

Works: Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
Performers: Davies, Rhydderch; Evans, Edgar; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich; Flagstad, Kirsten; Greindl, Josef; Schock, Rudolf; Suthaus, Ludwig; Thebom, Blanche
Conductors: Furtwängler, Wilhelm
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra; Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus

This first recording made by EMI in 1952 for the new LP format and produced by the legendary Walter Legge was the first major recording...continue...
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Icon - Hans Hotter sings Bach, Brahms, Schubert, etc
Icon - Hans Hotter sings Bach, Brahms, Schubert, etc

6 CD / Warner Classics / 2009-04-21

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 82, "Ich habe genug" BWV 82; Johannes Brahms: German Requiem, Op. 45; Serious Songs (4), Op. 121; Songs (6) for voice & piano, Op. 86; Mit vierzig Jahren ist der Ber...
Performers: Graml, Helmut; Hotter, Hans [Baritone vocals]; Jones, Geraint; Kuen, Paul; Lagger, Peter; Moore, Gerald [Piano]; Nilsson, Birgit [Soprano Vocal]; Raucheisen, Michael; Schmitt-Walter, Karl; Sutcliffe,...
Conductors: Bernard, Anthony; Karajan, Herbert von; Sawallisch, Wolfgang; Zallinger, Meinhard von; Ludwig, Leopold
Ensemble: ; Philharmonia Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

World-renowned singer Hans Hotter made a career for himself singing the great Wagnerian bass-baritone roles. His magnetic stage presence and booming tone made him ideal...continue...
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Icon - Montserrat Caballé sings Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, Boito, Mascagni, Giordano
Icon - Montserrat Caballé sings Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, Boito, Mascagni, Giordano

4 CD / Warner Classics / 2009-04-21

Works: Gioachino Rossini: William Tell (Gugliemo Tell), opera; Vincenzo Bellini: Il Pirata, opera; I Puritani, opera; Gaetano Donizetti: Poliuto, opera; Giacomo Meyerbeer: Die Hugenoten; Giuseppe Verdi: Gio...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Baratti, Giuseppe; Caballe, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Carreras, Jose [Tenor Vocal]; Cossotto, Fiorenza; Domingo, Placido [Tenor Vocals]; Ferrin, Agostino; Ham...
Conductors: Gardelli, Lamberto; Gavazzeni, Gianandrea; Muti, Riccardo; Mackerras, Charles; Levine, James; Guadagno, Anton; Giulini, Carlo Maria; Rudel, Julius; Bartoletti, Bruno; Lombard, Alain
Ensemble: Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Rome; London Symphony Orchestra; New Philharmonia Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus; Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra...

Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballe was one of the world's leading operatic divas during the latter part of the 20th century. This 4-CD set brings together...continue...
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Schoenberg: Gurrelieder / Esa-Pekka Salonen, Philharmonia Orchestra
Schoenberg: Gurrelieder / Esa-Pekka Salonen, Philharmonia Orchestra

2 Super Audio CD / Signum Records / 2009-01-01

Works: Arnold Schoenberg: Gurrelieder
Performers: Andersen, Stig Fogh; Conrad, Andreas; Groop, Monica [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Isokoski, Soile; Lukas, Ralf
Conductors: Salonen, Esa-Pekka
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
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Opera in English - R. Strauss: Salome / Mackerras, Bullock, et al
Opera in English - R. Strauss: Salome / Mackerras, Bullock, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2008-11-25

Works: Richard Strauss: Salome, Op. 54
Performers: Begley, Roger; Broadbent, Graeme; Bullock, Susan; Burgess, Sally; Davies, Rebecca de Pont; Druiett, Michael; Elliott, Alasdair; Evans, Wynford; Ewing, Alan; Graham-Hall, John; Judson, Colin; Parry, R...
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

"For any who are reluctant to go near 'Salome' in English I would recommend reconsidering. Quite apart from the fact that this recording captures one...continue...
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Puccini 2008 - Nessun Dorma / Callas, Te Kanawa, Carreras, Domingo, Alagna, et al
Puccini 2008 - Nessun Dorma / Callas, Te Kanawa, Carreras, Domingo, Alagna, et al

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-10-28

Works: Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; La Rondine; Madama Butterfly; Manon Lescaut; Tosca; Suor Angelica; Gianni Schicchi, opera; La Fanciulla del West; Turandot
Performers: Adani, Mariella; Alagna, Roberto; Bergonzi, Carlo; Bjorling, Jussi [Tenor Vocal]; Caballe, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Campora, Giuseppe; Carreras, Jose [Tenor Vocal]...
Conductors: Pappano, Antonio; Levine, James; Schippers, Thomas; Guadagno, Anton; Mackerras, Charles; Santini, Gabriele; Magiera, Leone; Barbirolli, John; Gardelli, Lamberto; Plasson, Michel; Bartoletti, Bruno; E...
Ensemble: ; Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Milan; London Session Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Munich Radio Orchestra; National Philharmonic Orchestra; New Philharmonia Orchestra; Philharmonia Orches...

This 2-CD set contains all the best-loved Puccini arias and duets sung by the greatest classical artists, including Placido Domingo, Maria Callas, Rolando Villazon, Angela...continue...
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Maria Callas - The Complete Puccini Studio Recordings
Maria Callas - The Complete Puccini Studio Recordings

15 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-10-28

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Tosca; Manon Lescaut; Madama Butterfly; La bohème; Suor Angelica; Gianni Schicchi, opera; Turandot
Performers: Badioli, Carlo; Boniface, Edgard; Borriello, Mario; Bowman, Robert [Tenor Vocal]; Calabrese, Franco; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Campi, Enrico; Carlin, Mario; Caselli, Dario; Cioni, Renato; Claba...
Conductors: De Sabata, Victor; Serafin, Tullio; Karajan, Herbert von; Votto, Antonino; Cillario, Carlo Felice
Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra

This elegant 15-CD set includes all of Callas' studio recordings of Puccini operas: Manon Lescaut, La Boheme, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, and Turandot. These are all...continue...
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Thomas: La cour de Célimène / Litton, Claycomb, Miles, Rodgers, Droy, Philharmonia Orchestra
Thomas: La cour de Célimène / Litton, Claycomb, Miles, Rodgers, Droy, Philharmonia Orchestra

2 Super Audio CD / Opera Rara / 2008-07-08

Works: Ambroise Thomas: La Cour de Célimène, opera in 2 acts
Performers: Claycomb, Laura; Droy, Sebastien; Miles, Alastair [Bass Vocals]; Rodgers, Joan
Conductors: Litton, Andrew
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

Best known for his once-ubiquitous "Mignon" (1866), the output of Ambroise Thomas (1811-1896) is of late receiving renewed interest. Successful revivals of his ambitious "Hamlet"...continue...
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Furtwangler's Love / A film about Furtwangler's love of conducting, composing and of his wife Elisabeth [DVD]
Furtwangler's Love / A film about Furtwangler's love of conducting, composing and of his wife Elisabeth [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Arthaus / 2008-04-29

Works: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique"; Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92; Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz, J 277; Franz Schubert:...
Performers: Flagstad, Kirsten; Suthaus, Ludwig
Conductors: Furtwängler, Wilhelm
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

'Furtwangler's Love' is a film essay on Wilhelm Furtwangler, the great conductor; on Furtwangler, the dedicated composer and on Furtwangler, the loving partner. It is...continue...
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Country of Origin: USA
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AHM 101811
Pavarotti Forever
Pavarotti Forever

2 CD / Decca / 2007-10-09

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Turandot; La bohème; Tosca; Manon Lescaut; Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata; Aida, opera; Rigoletto; Il Trovatore; Gaetano Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore, opera; La Favorita; Friedric...
Performers: Bartoli, Cecilia; Bocelli, Andrea; Pavarotti, Luciano; Romano, David; Sinatra, Frank; Sutherland, Joan, Dame [Soprano vocals]
Conductors: Mehta, Zubin; Karajan, Herbert v.; Bonynge, Richard; Maazel, Lorin; Chailly, Riccardo; Magiera, Leone; de Fabritiis, Oliviero; Patanè, Giuseppe; Levine, James; Rescigno, Joseph; Downes, Edward...
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Bologna Teatro Comunale Chorus; Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; London Voices; Metropolitan Opera Chorus; Metro...

For millions of people all over the world Luciano Pavarotti literally was Classical music. This outstanding collection of popular oprera arias and duets, sacred songs,...continue...
A well-balanced overview of the Luciano Pavarotti's illustrious career, The Ultimate Collection is a double-disc best-of compilation showcasing 21 of the Italian tenor's operatic classics on its first...continue...
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Beethoven: Symphonies / Mackerras, et al
Beethoven: Symphonies / Mackerras, et al

5 CD / Hyperion / 2007-09-11

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21; Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36; Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"; Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60; Symphony no 5 in C min...
Performers: Roth, Detlef; Skelton, Stuart; Watson, Janice; Wyn-Rogers, Catherine
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra; Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Sir Charles Mackerras leads an electrifying live reading of Beethoven's complete symphonies, vividly recorded at the 2006 Edinburgh Festival. The Scottish Chamber Orchestra is in...continue...
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Maria Callas - Opera Highlights - Bellini, Bizet, Verdi, etc
Maria Callas - Opera Highlights - Bellini, Bizet, Verdi, etc

8 CD / Warner Classics / 2007-08-28

Works: Vincenzo Bellini: Norma, opera; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor; Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; Madama Butterfly; Tosca; Giuseppe Verdi: Aida, opera; La travi...
Performers: Badioli, Carlo; Barbieri, Fedora; Bastianini, Ettore; Berbie, Jane; Borriello, Mario; Calabrese, Franco; Cales, Claude; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Cappuccilli, Piero; Casellato, Renzo; Caselli, ...
Conductors: Serafin, Tullio; Prêtre, Georges; Votto, Antonino; Karajan, Herbert von; De Sabata, Victor; Giulini, Carlo Maria
Ensemble: ; Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus; Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra; Philharmonia Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra

8-CD budget priced clamshell box including highlights of Callas in her most iconic performances....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
Alwyn: Miss Julie / Tausky, Gomez, Luxon, et al
Alwyn: Miss Julie / Tausky, Gomez, Luxon, et al

2 CD / Lyrita / 2007-02-13

Works: William Alwyn: Miss Julie, opera
Performers: Gomez, Jill; Jones, Della; Luxon, Benjamin [Baritone Vocal]; Mitchinson, John
Conductors: Tausky, Vilem
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

Alwyn was a pioneer in composing serious music for films, and between 1936 and 1962 wrote the music for sixty feature films including Odd Man...continue...
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Paer: Sofonisba (Highlights) / Guidarini, Larmore, et al
Paer: Sofonisba (Highlights) / Guidarini, Larmore, et al

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2006-11-14

Works: Ferdinando Paër: Sofonisba, opera
Performers: Crowe, Lucy; Evans, Rebecca; Larmore, Jennifer; Lee, Colin; Nilon, Paul; Palazzi, Mirco
Conductors: Guidarini, Marco
Ensemble: Geoffrey Mitchell Choir; Philharmonia Orchestra

"A delightful array of talent has been gathered by Opera Rara to essay excerpts from a rarely heard score. Paul Nilon, Jennifer Larmore, Rebecca Evans...continue...
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Weekend Classics - A Puccini Weekend
Weekend Classics - A Puccini Weekend

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2006-02-14

Works: Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; Tosca; Madama Butterfly; Manon Lescaut; Gianni Schicchi, opera; Turandot
Performers: Bruno, Emma; Carbonari, Virgilio; Carreras, Jose [Tenor Vocal]; Domingo, Placido [Tenor Vocals]; Freni, Mirella [Soprano Vocals]; Giorgetti, Giorgio; Gobbi, Tito; Konya, Sandor; Meneguzzer, Iolanda; ...
Conductors: Votto, Antonino; Sinopoli, Giuseppe; Peters, Reinhard
Ensemble: Ambrosian Opera Chorus; Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra; Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus; Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra

From DG's Weekend Classics Series comes "A Puccini Weekend"....continue...
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Stravinsky: Pulcinella, Le baiser de la fée / Craft, et al
Stravinsky: Pulcinella, Le baiser de la fée / Craft, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-01-17

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Pulcinella; Le baiser de la fée (The Fairy's Kiss), ballet in 4 scenes for orchestra
Performers: Beesley, Mark; Leggate, Robin [Tenor Vocal]; Montague, Diana
Conductors: Craft, Robert
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra

Stravinskys one-act ballet with song, Pulcinella, is no mere re-working of music by Pergolesi and other 18th-century Italian composers. Instead he uses the originals as...continue...
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Opera in English - Smetana: The Bartered Bride / Mackerras
Opera in English - Smetana: The Bartered Bride / Mackerras

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2005-11-22

Works: Bedrich Smetana: Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93
Performers: Bonner, Yvette; Clarke, Paul Charles; Davies, Neal [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Gritton, Susan; Hesketh-Harvey, Kit; Hill, Louis; Howard, Yvonne; Leggate, Robin [Tenor Vocal]; Montague, Diana; Moses, Geoff...
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

"By almost any reckoning, this is the most popular of Czech operas, in the repertory of almost every opera house, so it is astonishing how...continue...
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Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring, The Nightingale / Craft
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring, The Nightingale / Craft

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-09-20

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps; Le Rossignol, opera (lyric tale) in 3 acts
Performers: Greenan, Andrew; Hall, Peter; Longworth, Pippa; Preece, Simon; Richardson, Stephen [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Tear, Robert; Trifonova, Olga; Whelan, Paul
Conductors: Craft, Robert
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra

Written for huge orchestra, this elemental ballet, with its vaulting, violent energy and asymmetrical rhythms almost from beginning to end has become one of the...continue...
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The Best
The Best

2 CD / Decca / 2005-09-13

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; La traviata; Luisa Miller; Aida, opera; Un ballo in maschera; Il Trovatore; Gaetano Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore, opera; La fille du régiment (The daughter of the reg...
Performers: Bartoli, Alberto; Brown, Kameron; Centonze, Michele; Freni, Mirella [Soprano Vocals]; Garrett, Eric [Vocals]; Giannetti, Veris "Pecos"; Nanni, Stefano "Tellus"; Odorici, Piero; Panerai, Rolando; Pava...
Conductors: Bonynge, Richard; Rescigno, Nicola; de Fabritiis, Oliviero; Karajan, Herbert v.; Maag, Peter; Maazel, Lorin; Solti, Georg; Patanè, Giuseppe; Chailly, Riccardo; Mehta, Zubin; Chiaramello, Gianc...
Ensemble: ; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra; Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; John Alldis Choir; London Symphony Orchestra; Milan Teatro alla Scala Orch...

Luciano Pavarotti recently celebrated his 40th anniversary as a recording artist and has just begun his 40-date worldwide farewell tour that will kick off in...continue...
Few operatic tenors of the 20th century were more honored than Luciano Pavarotti, and none were as popular; his fame went far beyond the usual boundaries of classical music and his music was as widely...continue...
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Schoenberg: Gurre-Lieder / O'Mara, Diener, et al
Schoenberg: Gurre-Lieder / O'Mara, Diener, et al

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-01-18

Works: Arnold Schoenberg: Gurrelieder
Performers: Diener, Melanie; Hill, Martyn [Tenor Vocals]; Lane, Jennifer; O'Mara, Stephen; Wilson-Johnson, David
Conductors: Craft, Robert
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

The most popular and the most important of all Schoenberg's choral works, 'Gurre-Lieder', part oratorio, part dramatic cantata, is a setting of poems by the...continue...
Recording information: The Colosseum, Watford, England (10/16/2001-10/20/2001)....continue...
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Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex, Les Noces / Wells, Craft
Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex, Les Noces / Wells, Craft

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-01-18

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Oedipus rex; Les Noces III (The Wedding), ballet in 4 tableaux for vocal soloists, chorus, 4 pianos & percussion
Performers: Bickley, Susan; Cornwell, Joseph; Greenan, Andrew; Hill, Martyn [Tenor Vocals]; Lane, Jennifer; Wells, Alison; Wilson-Johnson, David
Conductors: Craft, Robert
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra; Simon Joly Chorus

"Robert Craft leads a thrilling performance of Oedipus Rex--incisive, swift, and as mercilessly inevitable as fate itself. From the opening bars, where those spine-chilling runs...continue...
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Mendelssohn: Symphonies / Weller, et al
Mendelssohn: Symphonies / Weller, et al

3 CD / Chandos Records / 2004-09-21

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 11; Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish"; Symphony no 2 in B flat major, Op. 52 "Lobgesang"; Symphony no 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian"; Sympho...
Performers: Hagley, Alison [Soprano Vocals]; Haymon, Cynthia; Pearson, Leslie [Keyboard]; Straka, Peter
Conductors: Weller, Walter
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
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CHA 10224
The Millennium Collection - Luciano Pavarotti
The Millennium Collection - Luciano Pavarotti

1 CD / Hip-O / 2004-08-03

Works: Italian Traditional: Santa Lucia; Giovanni Battista Califano: Vieni Sul Mar for voice & orchestra (& chorus ad lib); Gioachino Rossini: Soirées musicales, song collection for voices & piano; G...
Performers: Freni, Mirella [Soprano Vocals]; Mancini, Henry; Pavarotti, Luciano; Romano, David
Conductors: Buckley, Emerson; Mancini, Henry; Bonynge, Richard; Magiera, Leone; Gamba, Piero; Patanè, Giuseppe; Chiaramello, Giancarlo; Guadagno, Anton; de Fabritiis, Oliviero; Adler, Kurt Herbert; Gatto,...
Ensemble: Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; Giancarlo Chiaramello; London Symphony Orchestra; Mancini Chorus; Mancini Orchestra; National Philharmonic Orchestra; New Philharmonia Or...

Luciano Pavarotti's larger-than-life personality and extraordinary voice have made him a household name, and this 'Millennium' compilation features many of his most popular and beautiful...continue...
For those who can countenance the idea of a "best of" Luciano Pavarotti compilation to begin with, there may be some confusion why another one is needed, what with the existence of 1998's The Ultimate...continue...
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Ricci: La Prigione di Edinburgo / Bellini, Robinson,et al
Ricci: La Prigione di Edinburgo / Bellini, Robinson,et al

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2004-06-01

Works: Federico Ricci: La prigione di Edimburgo, opera
Performers: Focile, Nuccia; Lee, Colin; Lipinski, Rebecca von; Purves, Christopher; Robinson, Dean; Rossi, Nicola; Scano, Elisabetta
Conductors: Bellini, Gabriele
Ensemble: Geoffrey Mitchell Choir; Philharmonia Orchestra

Opera Rara continues its Esential Opera Rara series with Federico Ricci's 'La Prigione di Edemburgo'. Immensely popular in its day, this opera had two hits...continue...
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OPR 228
Opera in English - Berg: Wozzeck / Daniel, Shore, et al
Opera in English - Berg: Wozzeck / Daniel, Shore, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2003-05-20

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

"[This] recording manages to create the impression of theatre conditions with the added benefit of presenting a more natural balance between singers and orchestra than...continue...
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Meyerbeer in Italy / Ford, Kenny, Parry, London PO, et al
Meyerbeer in Italy / Ford, Kenny, Parry, London PO, et al

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2002-10-01

Works: Giacomo Meyerbeer: Il crociato in Egitto; Romilda e Costanza, opera (melodramma semiserio) in 2 acts; Emma di Resburgo, opera (heroic melodrama) in 2 acts; Margherita d'Anjou; L' Esule di Granata, op...
Performers: Benelli, Ugo; Bovino, Maria; Dolton, Geoffrey; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Jones, Della; Kenny, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]; Kitchen, Linda; Mason, Anne; Miles, Alastair [Bass Vocals]; Mills, Bronwen; Mon...
Conductors: Parry, David
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
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OPR 222
Opera in English - Donizetti: Lucia of Lammermoor / Parry
Opera in English - Donizetti: Lucia of Lammermoor / Parry

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2002-09-10

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Performers: Chaundy, Stephen; Clarke, Paul Charles; Futral, Elizabeth [Soprano Vocals]; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocal]; Rice, Christine; Rose, Peter de; Wakeford, Lucy; Wedd, Peter
Conductors: Parry, David
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

"Parry is an old pro when it comes to bel canto scores, as his many recordings for Opera Rara prove. Tempos are reasonable: never sluggish...continue...
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Romantica - The Very Best of Luciano Pavarotti
Romantica - The Very Best of Luciano Pavarotti

1 CD / UTV Records / 2002-02-05

Works: Lucio Dalla: Caruso; Ernesto de Curtis: Non ti scordar di me; Torna a Surriento; Ti voglio tanto bene; Salvatore Cardillo: Core' ngrato; Cesare Andrea Bixio: Mamma; La strada nel bosco; Ruggero Leonc...
Performers: Pavarotti, Luciano
Conductors: Mancini, Henry; Chiaramello, Giancarlo; Gamba, Piero; Guadagno, Anton; Karajan, Herbert v.; Bonynge, Richard; de Fabritiis, Oliviero; Pritchard, John; Mehta, Zubin
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Bologna Teatro Comunale Chorus; English Chamber Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Mancini Chorus; Mancini Orchestra; National Philharmonic Orchestra (London); N...

Luciano Pavarotti has captivated music lovers ever since scoring his first major triumph at Covent Garden in 1966 in the role of Tonio in 'La Fille du regiment,' a performance that earned him the titl...continue...
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Mahler - The Complete Recordings / Sinopoli, Philharmonia
Mahler - The Complete Recordings / Sinopoli, Philharmonia

15 CD / Decca Import / 2001-09-24

Works: Gustav Mahler: Das klagende Lied, cantata for soloists, chorus & orchestra; Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan"; Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection"; Symphony no 3 in D minor; Lieder eines fahrenden...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Blasi, Angela Maria; Fassbaender, Brigitte [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Goldberg, Reiner; Gruberova, Edita; Jo, Sumi; Lewis, Keith; Meier, Waltraud; Plowright, Rosalind Plowright; Sotin, Han...
Conductors: Sinopoli, Giuseppe
Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle; New London Children's Choir; Philharmonia Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra; Shinyukai Choir
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Essential Beethoven - 24 of His Greatest Masterpieces
Essential Beethoven - 24 of His Greatest Masterpieces

2 CD / Philips Import / 2001-05-14

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67; Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92; Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50; Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "...
Performers: Ashkenazy, Vladimir; Behrens, Hildegard; Brendel, Alfred [Piano]; Ghazarian, Sona; Grumiaux, Arthur [Violin]; Horne, Marilyn [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Johnson, Robert; King, James [Vocals]; Kovacevich, ...
Conductors: Haitink, Bernard; Dorati, Antal; ; Solti, Georg; Szell, George; Galliera, Alceo; Ashkenazy, Vladimir; Davis, Colin; Mehta, Zubin; Marriner, Sir Neville; Gamba, Piero; Schmidt-Isserstedt, Hans
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Berlin Philharmonic Octet; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Cleveland Orchestra; Dresden Staatskapelle; Israel Philharmonic Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; L...
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Beethoven: Complete Symphonies, etc / Klemperer, Barenboim
Beethoven: Complete Symphonies, etc / Klemperer, Barenboim

9 CD / EMI Classics / 2000-11-07

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21; Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"; Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"; Grosse Fuge for String Quartet in B flat major Op....
Performers: Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Hotter, Hans [Baritone vocals]; Kmentt, Waldemar; Lovberg, Aase Nordmo; Ludwig, Christa [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra

"By and large, the transfers offer noticeable if not drastic sonic advances over previous incarnations. There's more focus to the lower strings and woodwinds, plus...continue...
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Opera - Puccini: Tosca (Highlights) / Levine, Scotto, et al
Opera - Puccini: Tosca (Highlights) / Levine, Scotto, et al

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2000-10-24

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Tosca
Performers: Bruson, Renato; Capecchi, Renato; Cheek, John; Domingo, Placido [Tenor Vocals]; Hudson, Paul; Martinez, Dominick; Perlman, Itzhak; Velis, Andrea
Conductors: Levine, James
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra; St. Clement Danes Grammar School Boys Choir
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Mozart: Die Zauberflöte / Klemperer, Gedda, Ludwig, et al
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte / Klemperer, Gedda, Ludwig, et al

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2000-08-15

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
Performers: Berry, Walter; Crass, Franz; Frick, Gottlob; Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Giebel, Agnes; Hoffgen, Marga [Contralto Vocals]; Janowitz, Gundula [Soprano vocals]; Ludwig, Christa [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]...
Conductors: Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

"I have never heard The Magic Flute sound so magical and the complete ease and seeming rightness of this performance is a wonder. I salute...continue...
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R. Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos / Karajan, Schwarzkopf, et al
R. Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos / Karajan, Schwarzkopf, et al

2 CD / Warner Classics / 1999-09-21

Works: Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60
Performers: Cuénod, Hugues; Felbermayer, Anny; Hoffmann, Grace; Kraus, Otakar; Krebs, Helmut; Neugebauer, Alfred; Ollendorf, Fritz; Otto, Lisa [Soprano Vocal]; Prey, Hermann [Baritone Vocal]; Schock, Rudo...
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert v.
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

"Perfectly cast, magnificently performed, and superbly recorded. One of Karajan's most stylish performances..." -Gramophone (Awards: Diapason d'Or, France; Choc du Monde de la Musique, France)...continue...
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Verdi: Falstaff / Karajan, Gobbi, Alva, Panerai, Moffo, etc
Verdi: Falstaff / Karajan, Gobbi, Alva, Panerai, Moffo, etc

2 CD / Warner Classics / 1999-09-21

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff
Performers: Alva, Luigi [Tenor Vocals]; Barbieri, Fedora; Ercolani, Renato; Gobbi, Tito; Merriman, Nan; Moffo, Anna [Soprano vocal]; Panerai, Rolando; Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth [Soprano vocals]; Spataro, Tomaso; Za...
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert von
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

"...Karajan's polished performance...appears...in better sound than ever. Indeed, for once the company's early stereo has life and clarity, allowing us to hear the conductor's infinite...continue...
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Opera Rara Collection - 20 Selected Highlights
Opera Rara Collection - 20 Selected Highlights

1 CD / Opera Rara / 1998-09-10

Works: Saverio Mercadante: Orazi e Curiazi; Virginia, opera; Il Salotto; Gaetano Donizetti: Gabriella di Vergy, opera; Rosmonda d'Inghilterra; Ugo conte di Parigi, opera; L'assedio di Calais, opera; Emilia ...
Performers: Andrew, Ludmilla; Arthur, Maurice; Browne, Sandra; Bruscantini, Sesto; Cook, Deborah; Davies, Joan; Eaglen, Jane; Fleming, Renee; Focile, Nuccia; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Gray, Lissa; Hargraves, Ma...
Conductors: Parry, David; Francis, Alun; Judd, James
Ensemble: ; London Mozart Players; New Philharmonia Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

"Listening to the nearly 80 minutes of this disc was, for me, analogous to what I felt as a child entering a candy shop: Every...continue...
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Della Jones sings Donizetti / Parry, Philharmonia, Francis
Della Jones sings Donizetti / Parry, Philharmonia, Francis

1 CD / Opera Rara / 1998-07-10

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Enrico di Borgogna, opera; Gabriella di Vergy, opera; Alfredo il Grande, opera; Francesca di Foix, opera in one act; Ugo conte di Parigi, opera; L'assedio di Calais, opera; Maria P...
Performers: Arthur, Maurice; Ashman, David; Caley, Ian; Focile, Nuccia; Goble, Theresa; Harrhy, Eiddwen; Jones, Della; Kenny, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]; Kitchen, Linda; McBride, Brendan; Platt, Ian; Plessis, Chris...
Conductors: Parry, David; Francis, Alun
Ensemble: ; Geoffrey Mitchell Choir; Philharmonia Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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OPR 203
Meyerbeer: Dinorah / Judd, Cook, du Plessis, Oliver
Meyerbeer: Dinorah / Judd, Cook, du Plessis, Oliver

3 CD / Opera Rara / 1998-07-01

Works: Giacomo Meyerbeer: Le pardon de Ploërmel "Dinorah"
Performers: Caley, Ian; Cook, Deborah; Earle, Roderick; Jones, Della; Oliver, Alexander; Plessis, Christian du; Smith, Marilyn Hill [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Judd, James
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
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OPR 5
The Young Giuseppe Di Stefano - Opera Arias & Songs
The Young Giuseppe Di Stefano - Opera Arias & Songs

1 CD / Testament / 1997-11-01

Works: Cesare Andrea Bixio: Vola, vola, vola; Canto, ma sotto voce; Se vuoi goder la vita; Mamma; Traditional: A la barcillunisa; Cantu a timùni; Abballati; Mutteti di lu paliu; Gaetano Donizetti: L'...
Performers: Dawson, Herbert; Di Stefano, Giuseppe; Moser, Edoardo
Conductors: Consiglio, Mario; Erede, Alberto; Cellini, Renato; Votto, Antonino; Olivieri, Dino
Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra; New London Light Opera Orchestra; Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra

"...Fortunately, all of these recordings were made in De Stefano's prime, for it was not until 1955 that he began the disastrous venture in the...continue...
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Lloyd: John Socman (Highlights) / Lloyd, Philharmonia Orch
Lloyd: John Socman (Highlights) / Lloyd, Philharmonia Orch

1 CD / Albany Records / 1994-11-01

Works: George Lloyd: John Socman, opera
Performers: Alder, Stephen; Booth, Thomas; George, Michael [Vocals]; Montague, Diana; Rivers, Malcolm; Sheffield, Philip; Watson, Janice; Wilson-Johnson, David; Winfield, John
Conductors: Lloyd, George
Ensemble: London Voices; Philharmonia Orchestra
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ALB 131
Puccini: Tosca / Sinopoli, Freni, Domingo, Ramey
Puccini: Tosca / Sinopoli, Freni, Domingo, Ramey

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 1992-09-15

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Tosca
Performers: Domingo, Placido [Tenor Vocals]; Freni, Mirella [Soprano Vocals]; Laciura, Anthony; Lukas, Ralf; Ramey, Samuel [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Secombe, Bryan; Terfel, Bryn [Baritone/Bass]; Tierna, Lee; Veccia...
Conductors: Sinopoli, Giuseppe
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
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Pavarotti in Hyde Park
Pavarotti in Hyde Park

1 CD / Decca / 1992-04-14

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: I vespri siciliani; I lombardi; Luisa Miller; Giacomo Meyerbeer: Die Afrikanerin; Jules Massenet: Werther; Giacomo Puccini: Tosca; Manon Lescaut; Turandot; Ruggero Leoncavallo: Paglia...
Performers: Pavarotti, Luciano
Conductors: Magiera, Leone
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
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