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Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle / John Tomlinson, Michelle de Young, Philharmonia Orch. & Voices
Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle / John Tomlinson, Michelle de Young, Philharmonia Orch. & Voices

1 CD / Signum Records / 2014-04-29

Works: Béla Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle, Op. 11/Sz 48
Performers: DeYoung, Michelle; Tomlinson, John
Conductors: Salonen, Esa-Pekka
Ensemble: Philharmonia Voices

Bartók's Bluebeard is an immensely powerful musical construction. The work is one large sound arc; time and structure are measured by the successive openings of...continue...
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Britten: The Complete Works [66 CDs]
Britten: The Complete Works [66 CDs]

66 CD / Decca / 2013-08-13

Works: Benjamin Britten: Paul Bunyan, operetta, Op. 17; Peter Grimes; The Rape of Lucretia; Albert Herring, Op. 39; Billy Budd, Op. 50; Gloriana, opera, Op. 53; Turn of the Screw, chamber opera, Op. 54; A M...
Performers: Alley, John [Piano]; Apekisheva, Katya; Ashton, Graham; Atherton, Elizabeth; Auchincloss, Daniel; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Ballard, Jeremy; Barantschik, Alexander; Bashmet, Yuri [Con...
Conductors: Brunelle, Philip; Britten, Benjamin; Mackerras, Charles; Bedford, Steuart; del Mar, Norman; Burgess, Russell; Llewellyn, Grant; Brabbins, Martyn; Steen, Jac van; Nagano, Kent; Goehr, Walter; ; Malcol...
Ensemble: ; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; English Chamber Orchestra; English Opera Group Ensemble; Gabrieli String Quartet; London Symphony Orchestra; Melos Ensemble of London; Members of the Philip Jon...

Decca celebrates 100 years since the birth of England's greatest 20th Century composer, Benjamin Britten, with a unique limited edition 65-CD box containing his entire...continue...
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Dame Janet Baker Anniversary Edition: The Great EMI Recordings [20 CDs]
Dame Janet Baker Anniversary Edition: The Great EMI Recordings [20 CDs]

20 CD / Warner Classics / 2013-06-18

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: L'Arianna; L'incoronazione di Poppea; Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantata pastorale per la nascità di Nostro Signore; Domenico Scarlatti: Salve Regina, motet for soprano, strings...
Performers: Aronowitz, Cecil; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Erwen, Keith; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Gauntlett, Ambrose; Heath, Kenneth [Cello];...
Conductors: Leppard, Raymond; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; Gönnenwein, Wolfgang; Willcocks, David; Marriner, Sir Neville; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Klemperer, Otto; Mackerras, Charles; Ferencsik, János; H...
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Virgins, Vixens & Viragos / Purcell, Berlioz, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, et al. / Susan Graham, soprano; Malcom Martineau
Virgins, Vixens & Viragos / Purcell, Berlioz, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, et al. / Susan Graham, soprano; Malcom Martineau

1 CD / Onyx Classics / 2012-11-13

Works: Henry Purcell: Tell me, some pitying angel, Z 196 "Blessed Virgin's Expostulation"; Hector Berlioz: La Mort d'Ophélie, song for soprano (or tenor) & piano, Op. 18/2; Franz Schubert: Gesän...
Performers: Graham, Susan; Martineau, Malcolm

Virgins, Vixens & Viragos, Susan Graham's eagerly awaited second album for Onyx, focuses on iconic female characters of history, literature and song. Accompanied by Graham's...continue...
Recording information: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth (07/06/2012-07/08/2012)....continue...
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Blah Blah Blah And Other Trifles / Sarah Walker and Roger Vignoles in Cabaret
Blah Blah Blah And Other Trifles / Sarah Walker and Roger Vignoles in Cabaret

1 CD / Hyperion / 2012-02-14

Works: George Gershwin: Blah, Blah, Blah, song (from Delicious, film); They All Laughed, song (from Shall We Dance?, film); Tell me more; Girl Crazy; Cole Porter: The tale of the oyster (or The song of the ...
Performers: Vignoles, Roger [Piano]; Walker, Sarah

Recording information: Wigmore Hall (06/17/1988)....continue...
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The Erato Recitals / Soprano Sumi Jo (10 CDs)
The Erato Recitals / Soprano Sumi Jo (10 CDs)

10 CD / Warner Classics / 2012-01-31

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera; Semiramide, opera; Tancredi, opera; La promessa ("Ch'io mai vi possa"), song for voice & piano (Soirées musicales); Le si...
Performers: Arevalo, Octavio; Bach, Gottfried [Classical Keyboards]; Barritt, Paul; Bennett, William [Flute]; Black, Neil; Conlon, James; Davis, Mike [Violin]; Gerhardt, Alban [Cello]; Graham, Susan; Jo, Sumi; K...
Conductors: Olmi, Paolo; Jordan, Armin; Montgomery, Kenneth; Carella, Giuliano; Bibl, Rudolf; Stratta, Ettore; Conlon, James; Schneider, Michael
Ensemble: ; Cappella Coloniensis

Praised for the remarkable agility, precision and warmth of her voice, and for her outstanding musicianship, Sumi Jo has established herself as one of her...continue...
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WRNC 2564666373
The Very Best of Janet Baker
The Very Best of Janet Baker

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-07-26

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio; George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Felix Mendelssohn: Elijah; On Wings of Song; Johannes Brahms: Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53; Gesänge (2) fo...
Performers: Aronowitz, Cecil; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Butt, John [Organ, Conductor]; Hugh, Timothy; Moore, Gerald [Piano]; Parsons, Geoffrey; Previn, Andre...
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Mackerras, Charles; Frühbeck de Burgos, Rafae; Boult, Adrian; Barbirolli, John; Previn, Andre; Ledger, Philip [Organ]
Ensemble: ; Academy Of St Martin In The Fields; Choir Of King's College, Cambridge; English Chamber Orchestra; Hallé Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra
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WRNC 94717
James Levine: Celebrating 40 Years At The Met
James Levine: Celebrating 40 Years At The Met

193 CD / Decca / 2010-12-07

Works: Alban Berg: Lulu, opera; Wozzeck, opera, Op. 7; Hector Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini, opera Op. 23; Les Troyens, opera, H. 133a; Claude Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande, opera in 5 acts, L. 8...
Performers: Adams, Warren; Baker, Matt; Baker, Matt [Photography]; Bjorneboe, Andreas; Cardoso, Simone; Davis, Brian [Vocals]; Flair, Nicholas; Fracker, Richard; Gallo, Sarah Weber; Greenlaw, Ian; Guyer, Joyce; ...
Conductors: Levine, James

The Met Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of James Levine’s Company Debut with James Levine: Celebrating 40 Years at the Met: a Box Set of 32...continue...
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Peter Pears: Anniversary Tribute
Peter Pears: Anniversary Tribute

6 CD / HBDirect Import / 2010-06-22

Works: Benjamin Britten: Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31; Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22; The Turn of the Screw, Op. 54; The Rape of Lucretia, Op. 37; Canticle II, Op. 51...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Brain, Dennis [French Horn]; Bream, Julian [Guitar]; Britten, Benjamin; Bush, Alan; Cable, Margaret; Cross, Joan; Dart, Thurston; Dickinson, Meriel; Dickson,...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin; Bedford, Steuart; Boult, Adrian; Norrington, Roger; Munchinger, Karl; Jochum, Eugen; Davis, Colin; Lutoslawski, Witold
Ensemble: ; Melos Ensemble of London

The recorded legacy of the great English tenor Peter Pears is substantial and wide-ranging. It embraces Baroque repertory and Elizabethan songs as well as a...continue...
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HBIM 1154120
A Celebration of Lerner and Loewe
A Celebration of Lerner and Loewe

2 CD / Sepia Records / 2009-11-10

Works: Frederick Loewe: Brigadoon, musical; Gigi, musical; Paint Your Wagon, musical; My Fair Lady, musical; Almost Like Being In Love, song (from "Brigadoon"); Waltz at Maxim's, for orchestra (from "Gigi")
Performers: Bavaar, Tony; Carson, Jeannie; Chevalier, Maurice; Clark, Patricia; Harris, Phil [Vocalist]; Hockeridge, Edmund; Hockridge, Edmund; Merrill, Robert [Baritone Vocal]; Peerce, Jan [Tenor Vocals]; Powel...
Conductors: Green, Johnny; Layden, Norman; Leyden, Norman; Mayhall, Jeri; Osser, Glenn; Paramor, Norrie; Love, Geoff
Ensemble: ; Geoff Love & His Orchestra; The Norrie Paramor Orchestra

When an album is called A Celebration of Lerner & Loewe, referring to the musical theater songwriting team of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, who created five important shows -- Brigadoon, Paint ...continue...
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Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress / Craft, West, Garrison, Woodley, Cheek, et al
Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress / Craft, West, Garrison, Woodley, Cheek, et al

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2009-05-26

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Rake's Progress
Performers: Cheek, John; Garrison, Jon [Tenor Vocal]; Johnson, Jeffrey [Bass Vocal]; Love, Shirley; Lowery, Melvin; West, Jayne; White, Wendy [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Woodley, Arthur
Conductors: Craft, Robert
Ensemble: Orchestra of St. Luke's

Robert Craft first met Stravinsky on the same day that Auden delivered the completed libretto to the composer, and was directly involved in what he...continue...
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Dreams and Fancies
Dreams and Fancies

1 CD / CRD Records / 2009-05-01

Works: John Ireland: If there were dreams to sell, for voice & piano; Frederick Delius: Songs (7) from the Norwegian, for voice & piano, RT v/9; Cecil Armstrong Gibbs: Silver, for voice & piano, Op. 30/2; F...
Performers: Vignoles, Roger [Piano]; Walker, Sarah
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20th Century Classics - Ravel: Boléro, Piano Concerto in G, etc / Michelangeli, Baker, Gavrilov, etc
20th Century Classics - Ravel: Boléro, Piano Concerto in G, etc / Michelangeli, Baker, Gavrilov, etc

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2009-03-10

Works: Maurice Ravel: Boléro; Concerto for Piano in G major; Pavane pour une infante défunte; Daphnis et Chloé Suite no 2; Alborada del Gracioso, for orchestra; Ma mère l'oye; In...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Gavrilov, Andrei; Michelangeli, Arturo Benedetti [Piano/Conductor]
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert v.; Gracis, Ettore; Martinon, Jean; Munch, Charles; Plasson, Michel; ; Barbirolli, John
Ensemble: ; Melos Ensemble of London
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Benjamin Britten - The Collector's Edition
Benjamin Britten - The Collector's Edition

37 CD / Warner 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 [Piano/Conductor]; Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Bailey, Norm...
Conductors: Pesek, Libor; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Järvi, Paavo; Berglund, Paavo; Brown, Iona; Yuasa, Takuo; Hickox, Richard; Marriner, Sir Neville; Harding, Daniel; Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Bedford, Steuart; Knu...
Ensemble: ; Endymion Ensemble
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Un Frisson Français - A century of French song / Susan Graham, Malcolm Martineau
Un Frisson Français - A century of French song / Susan Graham, Malcolm Martineau

1 CD / Onyx Classics / 2008-10-14

Works: Georges Bizet: Chanson d'avril; César Franck: Nocturne, M 85; Edouard Lalo: Guitare, Op. 28; Charles Gounod: Au rossignol; Camille Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre; Emmanuel Chabrier: Mélo...
Performers: Graham, Susan; Martineau, Malcolm

The mezzo Susan Graham is truly one of the great singers of our time. A dedicated Francophile and expert in French music, Graham was decorated...continue...
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NYX 4030
Markevitch: Complete Orchestral Works Vol 1 / Lyndon-Gee, et al
Markevitch: Complete Orchestral Works Vol 1 / Lyndon-Gee, et al

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

Works: Igor Markevitch: Partita, for piano & orchestra; Le Paradis Perdu (Paradise Lost)
Performers: Garrison, Jon [Tenor Vocal]; Hoek, Martijn van den; Shelton, Lucy [Soprano Vocal]; Walker, Sarah
Conductors: Lyndon-Gee, Christopher
Ensemble: Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra; Netherlands Concert Choir

This first volume of the Naxos 'Igor Markevitch Complete Orchestral Works Edition', to be followed by the seven volumes previously released on Marco Polo, brings...continue...
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Copland: Works for Chorus / Mount, Camerata Singers
Copland: Works for Chorus / Mount, Camerata Singers

1 CD / E1 Entertainment / 2007-08-07

Works: Aaron Copland: Old American Songs, Set 1; Motets (4), for chorus; Old American Songs, for voice & piano, Book 2; Choruses (2); Las Agachadas (The Shake-down Song), for soprano, alto, tenor, bass & ch...
Performers: Finnegan, Henry; Hegreness, Mark; Jee, Sukyoung; Lenahan, Andrew; McCormick, Therese; Rubinstein, Alan; Rushton, Christianne; Schutz, Rachel; Shaw, Sandy; Taylor, Craig
Conductors: Mount, Timothy
Ensemble: Camerata Singers

Aaron Copland is best remembered for creating a truly American style of music which is full of folk influences, and melodic and harmonic simplicity. The...continue...
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Works of Igor Stravinsky
Works of Igor Stravinsky

22 CD / Sony / RCA Import / 2007-07-02

Works: Igor Stravinsky: L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra; Scherzo à la Russe, for orchestra; Scherzo fantastique, Op. 3; Fireworks, Op. 4; Pétrouchka; Le sacre ...
Performers: Albert, Adrienne; Allen, Mildred; Almeida, Laurindo; Anderson, Linda; Baker, Israel; Barber, Samuel [Composer]; Beardslee, Bethany; Beattie, Herbert; Belinck, Susan; Berberian, Cathy; Bloch, Kalman; ...
Conductors: Stravinsky, Igor; Craft, Robert
Ensemble: ; Columbia Brass and Percussion Ensemble; Columbia Chamber Ensemble; Columbia Jazz Ensemble; Columbia Symphony Winds & Brass; Members of the CBC Symphony Orchestra (Members)

2007 issue of 22 CD's filled with the works of the great composer drawn from the vaults of Columbia Records....continue...
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Tonight - Kurt Weill / Elisabeth von Magnus, Jacob Bogart
Tonight - Kurt Weill / Elisabeth von Magnus, Jacob Bogart

1 CD / Preiser / 2006-12-01

Works: Kurt Weill: Song von der Krone des Gewinns (Tango of the Lottery Agents), song for voice & piano (from "Der Silb; Youkali, tango habañera for voice & piano; Lonely House, song for voice & piano ...
Performers: Bogaart, Jacob; Magnus, Elisabeth von

Elisabeth von Magnus was born in Vienna. After studying and performing on the recorder, her studies in drama at the Mozarteum Academy of Music and...continue...
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Opera in English - Poulenc: The Carmelites / Daniel
Opera in English - Poulenc: The Carmelites / Daniel

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2006-10-17

Works: Francis Poulenc: Dialogues des Carmélites, opera, FP 159
Performers: Barstow, Josephine; Berger, William [Baritone Vocal]; Boylan, Orla; Cook, Lyn; Coward, Gary; Crane, Gloria; Davies, Catrin Wyn; Davies, Ryland; Davison, Deborah; Dix, Christine; Douglas, Judith; Edwa...
Conductors: Daniel, Paul
Ensemble: English National Opera Chorus

Poulenc did something deeply unfashionable in the mid-1950s when he wrote 'Dialogues of the Carmelites' - in an era of modernism he created an opera...continue...
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Britten: Purcell Realizations / Lott, Gritton, Walker, et al
Britten: Purcell Realizations / Lott, Gritton, Walker, et al

2 CD / Hyperion / 2006-07-11

Works: Benjamin Britten: Purcell Realizations; Purcell Realizations from Orpheus Britannicus; The Queen's Epicedium, for soprano or tenor & piano (Purcell Realization); Purcell Realizations from Harmonia Sa...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Bostridge, Ian [Tenor Vocals]; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Gritton, Susan; Jackson, Richard; Johnson, Graham [Piano]; Keenlyside, Simon; Lott, Felicity [Soprano Vocal]; Ro...

'Altogether a marvellous treat - Another Hyperion triumph' (Classic CD)

'Two irresistible discs - typically painstakingly produced and documented - and would deserve four stars if...continue...
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Waxman: Joshua / Sedares, Prague Philharmonic
Waxman: Joshua / Sedares, Prague Philharmonic

1 CD / Decca Import / 2006-07-03

Works: Franz Waxman: Joshua, oratorio for voice, narrator, choir & orchestra
Performers: Buchi, Peter; Gilfrey, Rodney; Hallenberg, Ann; Poole, Patrick
Conductors: Sedares, James

'Joshua' is the world-premiere recording of a dramatic oratorio based on the biblical figure by Academy Award winning Franz Waxman. Waxman belongs to a group...continue...
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Henze: Voices / London Sinfonietta, et al
Henze: Voices / London Sinfonietta, et al

2 CD / Explore Records / 2006-06-27

Works: Hans Werner Henze: Voices, for mezzo-soprano, tenor & orchestra
Performers: Sperry, Paul [Tenor Vocal]; Walker, Sarah
Conductors: Henze, Hans W. [Composer]
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta
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Opera in English - Berg: Lulu / Daniel, Saffer, Perry, et al
Opera in English - Berg: Lulu / Daniel, Saffer, Perry, et al

3 CD / Chandos Records / 2006-03-21

Works: Alban Berg: Lulu, opera
Performers: Begley, Roger; Burford, Anna; Danby, Graeme; Graham-Hall, John; Harris, Moira; Hayward, Robert; Howell, Gwynne; Kale, Stuart [Tenor Vocal]; Mitcher, Claire; Napier-Burrows, Paul; Oke, Alan; Parry, Su...
Conductors: Daniel, Paul

"For listeners who don't understand German, the complicated, often mysterious goings-on in this work (it's based on two plays by the German dramatist Frank Wedekind,...continue...
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Sidney Jones: The Geisha / Corp, New London Light Opera
Sidney Jones: The Geisha / Corp, New London Light Opera

1 CD / Hyperion / 2006-03-14

Works: Sidney Jones: The Geisha, operetta
Performers: Ashman, Magdalen; Bott, Paula; Fitchew, Michael; Gamble, Joanna; Koc, Jozik; Maltman, Christopher; Nicoll, Harry; Parfitt, Paul; Suart, Richard; Vivian, Sarah; Walker, Sarah; Watson, Lillian
Conductors: Corp, Ronald [Composer]
Ensemble: New London Orchestra

'The recording that has given me the most joy during the year. A work I have waited fully 40 years to find on LP or...continue...
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Sigmund Romberg: Maytime / Steven Byess, Ohio Light Opera
Sigmund Romberg: Maytime / Steven Byess, Ohio Light Opera

2 CD / Albany Records / 2005-10-01

Works: Sigmund Romberg: Maytime, operetta
Performers: Barbato, James; Boover, Alta; Hix, Michael; Jackson, Eric; Knox, Grant; Kohl, Joshua; Langman, Shannon; Legris, Justin; Leon, Robin De; McCormick, Danielle; Michie, Jonathan; Nelson, Tyler; Sorenson,...
Conductors: Byess, Steven
Ensemble: Ohio Light Opera
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Bear Essentials - American Classcics
Bear Essentials - American Classcics

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2005-05-24

Works: Aaron Copland: Fanfare for the common man; Concerto for Clarinet; Old American Songs, Set 1; John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orchestra; Duke Ellington: Do nothin' till you hear ...
Performers: Boer, Harmen de; Graham, Susan; Hilton, Janet; McNaught, Graeme; Shelley, Howard; White, Willard [Bass Vocal]
Conductors: Dufallo, Richard; Mosko, Stephen; Järvi, Neeme; Hickox, Richard; Turovsky, Yuli; Jeanes, Major E. W.; Tortelier, Yan Pascal; Stephens, D.S.; ; Slatkin, Leonard; Dausgaard, Thomas; Bamert, Matthi...
Ensemble: ; Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemb; Blues & Royals Band; Center City Brass Quintet; Cranwell Royal Air Force College Band; Detroit Symphony Orchestra; I Musici de Montréal; N...
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CHA 24123
The English Song Series 11 - Quilter: Folk-Song Arrangements
The English Song Series 11 - Quilter: Folk-Song Arrangements

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-04-19

Works: Roger Quilter: The Arnold Book of Old Songs, for voice & piano; Little Moth, for voice & piano (from Love at the Inn); Love calls through the summer night, for 2 voices & piano (from Love at the Inn)...
Performers: Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocal]; Norris, David Owen; Pitt, Amanda; Thomas, Joanne; Wilson-Johnson, David

Rooted in the sound of the Victorian drawing-room ballad, Roger Quilter's songs are elegant and refine. Quilter arranged a great variety of songs, a process...continue...
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Britten Conducts Britten Operas Vol 2
Britten Conducts Britten Operas Vol 2

10 CD / Decca / 2005-03-15

Works: Benjamin Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64; Phaedra, Op. 93; The Rape of Lucretia; Turn of the Screw, chamber opera, Op. 54; Death in Venice, opera, Op. 88; Gloriana, opera, Op. 53
Performers: Adams, Stephen James; Ainsley, John Mark; Alder, Eric; Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barstow, Josephine; Bates, Angela Vernon; Bauer, Michael; Bowen, Kenneth; Bowma...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin; Bedford, Steuart; Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: ; Welsh National Opera Chorus

These recordings of the remaining five Britten operas in the Decca catalog are conducted by mixture of the composer and two colleagues, Steuart Bedford and...continue...
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Chavez: Chamber Works Vol 3 / Southwest Chamber Music
Chavez: Chamber Works Vol 3 / Southwest Chamber Music

1 CD / Cambria / 2005-01-01

Works: Carlos Chávez: Xochipilli, an Imagined Aztec Music; Toccata for percussion instruments; Melodías Tradicionales Indias del Ecuador (4), for mezzo-soprano & chamber ensemble; Tambuco for Six ...
Performers: Gallardo, Ricardo; Guzman, Suzanna; Olson, Jeff; Quezada, Alba; Vartan, Lynn
Conductors: Schmidt, Jeff von der
Ensemble: Southwest Chamber Music; Tambuco
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CBA 8852
Barber: Vanessa / Slatkin, Graham, Brewer, et al
Barber: Vanessa / Slatkin, Graham, Brewer, et al

2 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2004-11-23

Works: Samuel Barber: Vanessa, Op. 32
Performers: Birchall, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Brewer, Christine; Burden, William; Charlesworth, Stephen; Davies, Neal [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Graham, Susan; Wyn-Rogers, Catherine
Conductors: Slatkin, Leonard
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

"Christine Brewer...[gave] a performance of extraordinary emotional and vocal span. What a cast of formidable American singers this was. There was Susan Graham, with an...continue...
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CHA 5032
Britten Conducts Britten Operas Vol 1
Britten Conducts Britten Operas Vol 1

8 CD / Decca / 2004-10-12

Works: Benjamin Britten: Albert Herring, Op. 39; Owen Wingrave, opera, Op. 85; Billy Budd, Op. 50; Peter Grimes
Performers: Amit, Sheila; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bowman, David; Brannigan, Owen; Bryn-Jones, Delme; Bush, Henry [Baritone Vocal]; Cantelo, April; Coleby, Geoffrey; Dempsey, Gregory; Douglas, N...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: Ambrosian Opera Chorus; English Chamber Orchestra; Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus

These recordings of four of Britten's operas conducted by the composer are all classics. Owen Wingrave remains unique as an audio recording and this reissue...continue...
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Ives: Piano Sonata
Ives: Piano Sonata "Concord Mass," Songs / Graham, Aimard

1 CD / Teldec / 2004-05-11

Works: Charles Ives: The Things our Fathers Loved; The Housatonic at Stockbridge; Swimmers; Memories; Ann Street; Serenity; One, Two, Three; Songs my mother taught me; The Circus Band; The Cage; The Indians...
Performers: Aimard, Pierre-Laurent; Graham, Susan; Pahud, Emmanuel; Zimmermann, Tabea [Viola]

"With 60% of the album devoted to the Concord Sonata, this is really pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard's show. And it's quite a show, aided by a...continue...
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Bernstein: Kaddish, Chichester Psalms, Missa Brevis /Slatkin
Bernstein: Kaddish, Chichester Psalms, Missa Brevis /Slatkin

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2004-03-23

Works: Leonard Bernstein: Symphony no 3 ("Kaddish"), for soprano, speakers, choruses & orchestra; Chichester Psalms; Missa Brevis, for alto, chorus & percussion (or 7 violins & percussion)
Performers: Baker, Simon; Benjafield, Richard; Brannick, Chris; Carter, Roger; Castle, Andrew; Loosley, Clare; Murray, Ann; Richardson, Lindsay
Conductors: Slatkin, Leonard
Ensemble: BBC Singers; BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Oratory School Schola

"Here, all on a single generous disc, we get the best of Leonard Bernstein's choral works, beautifully performed by English forces under a renowned American...continue...
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Opera Classics - Britten: Albert Herring / Bedford, et al
Opera Classics - Britten: Albert Herring / Bedford, et al

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2003-03-01

Works: Benjamin Britten: Albert Herring, Op. 39
Performers: Barstow, Josephine; Bonner, Yvette; Bowling, Temime; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Gillett, Christopher; Gritton, Susan; Jones, Della; Kale, Stuart [Tenor Vocal]; Lloyd, Robert [Bass Voice];...
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart
Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia

"The musicians of the Northern Sinfonia treat the score very much as extended chamber music, with the instruments almost as characters in their own right....continue...
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Lebendige Vergangenheit - Gladys Swarthout
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Gladys Swarthout

1 CD / Preiser / 2003-01-01

Works: Charles Gounod: Faust; Roméo et Juliette; Ambroise Thomas: Mignon; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Queen of Spades, Op. 68; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Jacques Offenbach: La Périchole; Jules M...
Performers: Browning, Lucielle; Swarthout, Gladys; Vinay, Ramón; Votipka, Thelma
Conductors: Pelletier, Wilfrid; Smallens, Alexander; Leinsdorf, Alexander; Leinsdorf, Erich; Morel, Jean P.
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PSR 89561
Bernstein: Symphony no 1 & 2 / Slatkin, BBC SO, et al
Bernstein: Symphony no 1 & 2 / Slatkin, BBC SO, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2001-09-25

Works: Leonard Bernstein: Symphony no 1 "Jeremiah"; Symphony no 2 "Age of Anxiety"; Divertimento for Orchestra
Performers: DeYoung, Michelle; Tocco, James [Piano]
Conductors: Slatkin, Leonard
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
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CHA 9889
To Sun To Feast & To Converse - American Vocal Duet Music
To Sun To Feast & To Converse - American Vocal Duet Music

1 CD / Albany Records / 1995-10-01

Works: Timothy Hoekman: Margarets, songs (2) for voice & piano; Stephen Jaffe: Fort Juniper Songs; Penka Kouneva: Aeon, song cycle; Lee Hoiby: Bermudas, a Song of Praise; Robert Ward: Lady Kate, opera (revi...
Performers: Anderson, Brother James; Arnett, Sylvia; Bagg, Jonathan; Budrow, Marilyn; Cirba, Anita; Deane, Christopher; Dimsdale, Allison; Dimsdale, Todd; Eckerson, Katherine; Emerson, Paul; Emerson, Randolyn; F...
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ALB 172
Schuman: The Mighty Casey, A Question of Taste / Schwarz
Schuman: The Mighty Casey, A Question of Taste / Schwarz

2 CD / Delos / 1994-01-01

Works: William Schuman: The Mighty Casey, baseball opera in 3 scenes; A Question of Taste, opera in 1 act
Performers: Angus, Tricia; Azrieli, Sharon; Bean, Katherine; Berneche, Anaik; Bernhardt, Valerie; Bishop, Elizabeth; Blackwell, Patrick; Blevins, Timothy; Bouras, Christina; Bruns, Martin; Bukhosini, Linda; Burn...
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Juilliard Orchestra
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DEL 1030
britten: the rape of lucretia
britten: the rape of lucretia

2 CD / Decca Import / 1990-02-05

Works: Benjamin Britten: Phaedra, Op. 93; The Rape of Lucretia
Performers: Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Drake, Bryan; Harper, Heather; Hill, Jenny; Luxon, Benjamin [Baritone Vocal]; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart; Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
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Magnificathy'. The Many Voices Of Cathy Berberian
Magnificathy'. The Many Voices Of Cathy Berberian

1 CD / Wergo / 1988-11-01

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Madrigals, Book 7; Claude Debussy: Chansons (3) de Bilitis; John Cage: A Flower, for voice & closed piano; The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs, for voice & closed piano; Sylva...
Performers: Berberian, Cathy; Canino, Bruno [Piano]

Lovers of extended vocal technique no doubt would have preferred a full album of that kind of material from this groundbreaking, sometimes eardrum shattering, female singer. Her discography seems as t...continue...
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