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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 / EMI 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; Hic...

The English mezzo-soprano made her debut in 1956 as Miss Roza in The Secret and is considered an outstanding singing actress, widely admired or her...continue...
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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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Time Traveller: Weimar Germany
Time Traveller: Weimar Germany

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-04-10

Works: Paul Hindemith: Kammermusik no 1 with Finale, for 12 solo instruments, Op. 24 no 1; Kammermusik no 2, for 12 solo instruments, Op. 36 no 1; Kurt Weill: Alabama Song, for voice & orchestra (from "Aufs...
Performers: Archer, Robyn; Hendricks, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Vogt, Lars
Conductors: Abbado, Claudio; Muldowney, Dominic; Klemperer, Otto; Welser-Möst, Franz; Metzmacher, Ingo; Bertini, Gary; Jansons, Mariss

Famed for its divine decadence, explosive politics, rampant inflation and feverish creativity. Germany's Weimar Republic - born in the wake of World War I -...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 / Erato / 2012-01-31

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia; Semiramide; Tancredi; La promessa ("Ch'io mai vi possa"), song for voice & piano (Soirées musicales); L'assedio di Corinto; Vincenzo Bellini: La son...
Performers: Arevalo, Octavio; Bach, Gottfried [Classical Keyboards]; Barritt, Paul; Bennett, William; Black, Neil; Conlon, James; Davis, Mike [Violin]; Gerhardt, Alban [Cello]; Graham, Susan; Jo, Sumi; Kurosaki,...
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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French Experience
French Experience

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-11-15

Works: Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Prelude to the Te Deum; Gabriel Fauré: Elégie for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 24; Arthur Honegger: Pacific 231, symphonic movement for orchestra (Mouvement symphoniqu...
Performers: Aimard, Pierre-Laurent; Amar, Genevieve; Baumont, Olivier; Demarquette, Henri; Domingo, Placido; Engerer, Brigitte; Fontaine, Robert; Graham, Susan; Haas, Monique; Hadley, Jerry; Jo, Sumi; Larmore, J...
Conductors: Devos, Louis; Dutoit, Charles; Sado, Yutaka; Runnicles, Donald; Jordan, Armin; Nagano, Kent; Janowski, Marek; Gardiner, John Eliot; Boulez, Pierre; Carella, Giuliano; Jennings, Joseph; Barenboim, Dan...
Ensemble: ; Chanticleer; Ensemble InterContemporain

1 1/2 hours of French sparkle and wit...continue...
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The Very Best of Janet Baker
The Very Best of Janet Baker

2 CD / EMI 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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EMI 947172
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; John Harbison: The Gr...
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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The Art of Susan Graham
The Art of Susan Graham

6 CD / Warner Classics / 2010-10-26

Works: Christoph Willibald Gluck: Paride ed Elena; Iphigénie en Tauride; Orphée et Eurydice; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze de Figaro; La clemenza di Tito; Le nozze di Figaro; Idomeneo; Lucio S...
Performers: Aimard, Pierre-Laurent; Graham, Susan; Martineau, Malcolm
Conductors: Bicket, Harry; Tortelier, Yan Pascal; Abel, Yves; Christie, William; Nagano, Kent; Nelson, John; Summers, Patrick;
Ensemble: ; Ensemble Oriol; Les Arts Florissants
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Britten: Peter Grimes / Haitink, Thomas Allen [Includes CD-ROM]
Britten: Peter Grimes / Haitink, Thomas Allen [Includes CD-ROM]

3 CD / EMI Classics / 2010-04-20

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes; Unspecified: Untitled CD-ROM Track; [Peter Grimes] Synopsis and Libretto [CD-ROM track]
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Bovino, Maria; Dean, Stafford; Jenkins, Neil; Kale, Stuart [Tenor Vocal]; Keenlyside, Simon; Rayne, Patricia; Rolfe Johnson, Anthony [Tenor Vocal]; Walker, Sarah; Webster, Gillian; Wil...
Conductors: Haitink, Bernard

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Personnel: David Greenwood (sound effects).

Recording information: Watford Town Hall (06/22/1992-06/28/1992)....continue...
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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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SEIP 1138
Kurt Weill: Symphony No. 2; The Seven Deadly Sins; Songs / Jansons, Rattle, et al
Kurt Weill: Symphony No. 2; The Seven Deadly Sins; Songs / Jansons, Rattle, et al

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-10-20

Works: Kurt Weill: Symphony no 2; Concerto for Violin & wind orchestra, Op. 12; Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny), opera; Die sieben Todsünden (The Seven De...
Performers: Archer, Robyn; Caley, Ian; Constable, John; Hampson, Thomas [Baritone Vocal]; Rippon, Michael; Rolfe Johnson, Anthony [Tenor Vocal]; Ross, Elise; Tomlinson, John; Zimmermann, Frank Peter
Conductors: Jansons, Mariss; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Muldowney, Dominic; McGlinn, John
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; London Sinfonietta
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EMI 971852
Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock / Ian Partridge
Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock / Ian Partridge

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-10-06

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Hymns (4) for Tenor, Viola and Strings; Merciless beauty; The Water Mill; The New Ghost; Blake Songs (10) for Voice and Oboe; On Wenlock Edge, song cycle for tenor, piano & st...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bean, Hugh; Brannigan, Owen; Butt, David; Craxton, Janet; Croxford, Eileen; Davis, Anthony [Piano/Composer]; Hammersley, Robert; Harvey, Frederick; Ledger, P...
Conductors: ; Dilkes, Neville; Wilcocks, Sir David
Ensemble: ; English Sinfonia; London Music Group

Among his many distinctions over a long career, Ian Partridge contributed to the catalog two recordings of music for tenor and small ensemble to which...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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NXS 8660272
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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CRD 3473
Stravinsky: The Ballets / Robert Craft, et al
Stravinsky: The Ballets / Robert Craft, et al

6 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2009-03-31

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Oedipus rex; Les Noces III (The Wedding), ballet in 4 tableaux for vocal soloists, chorus, 4 pianos & percussion; L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra; Pe...
Performers: Beesley, Mark; Bickley, Susan; Cornwell, Joseph; Greenan, Andrew; Hall, Peter; Hill, Martyn [Tenor Vocals]; Lane, Jennifer; Leggate, Robin [Tenor Vocal]; Longworth, Pippa; Montague, Diana; Preece, Si...
Conductors: Craft, Robert
Ensemble: ; Twentieth Century Classics Ensemble
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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 / EMI 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
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 / 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
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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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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Icon - Dame Janet Baker - The Beloved Mezzo Sings Mahler, Elgar, Berlioz, Chausson, etc
Icon - Dame Janet Baker - The Beloved Mezzo Sings Mahler, Elgar, Berlioz, Chausson, etc

5 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-09-02

Works: Johannes Brahms: Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53; Richard Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder; Richard Strauss: Lieder (5), Op. 32; Lieder (4), Op. 36; Lieder (4), Op. 27; Lieder (3), Op. 43; Edward Elgar: Sea Pictures,...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Gauntlett, Ambrose; Isepp, Martin; Moore, Gerald [Piano]; Parsons, Geoffrey; Spencer, Robert [Lute]; Whittaker, Douglas
Conductors: Boult, Adrian; Barbirolli, John; Previn, Andre; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Leppard, Raymond; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; Marriner, Sir Neville
Ensemble: ; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Bath Festival Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra

A new release in the recently-launched EMI Classics ICON Series, this 5-CD set is dedicated to Dame Janet Baker, long praised as one of the...continue...
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EMI 080872
40 Most Beautiful Summer Classics - Mozart, Vivaldi, Debussy, etc
40 Most Beautiful Summer Classics - Mozart, Vivaldi, Debussy, etc

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-06-24

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"; Felix Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream; Ralph Vaughan Williams: The lark ascending; Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachiana ...
Performers: Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Bayo, María; Buchbinder, Rudolf [Piano]; Crook, Howard [Tenor Vocals]; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Graham, Susan; Höll, Hartmut [Pian...
Conductors: Scimone, Claudio; Masur, Kurt; Davis, Andrew; Krivine, Emmanuel; Bühl, Gregor; Parry, David; Nagano, Kent; López-Cobos, Jesús; Gardiner, John Eliot; Serebrier, José; Lombard, Alain
Ensemble: ; I Solisti Veneti; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; Lyon National Orchestra; Lyon Opera Orchestra; Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra; New York Philharmonic; Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra
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WRNC 2564698498
A Portrait of Igor Stravinsky - His Works, His Life
A Portrait of Igor Stravinsky - His Works, His Life

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-02-26

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Firebird; Movements (3) from Pétrouchka; Le sacre du printemps; Pieces (3) for string quartet; Berceuses du Chat (4), song cycle for voice & 3 clarinets or piano; Histoire du ...
Performers: Bickley, Susan; Bostridge, Ian; Cornwell, Joseph; Evitts, David; Ewing, Alan; Frautschi, Jennifer; Frith, Benjamin [Piano]; Greenan, Andrew; Hill, Martyn [Tenor Vocals]; Hill, Peter; Humphries, Jon; ...
Conductors: Craft, Robert; Kelly, Brett; Ward, Nicholas; Sanderling, Stefan; Shao, En; Studt, Richard; Rudel, Julius
Ensemble: ; Bournemouth Sinfonietta; Fry; Northern Chamber Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; Schirmer Ensemble; Simon Joly Chorus; Twentieth Century Classics Ensemble

From the Russian fairy-tale enchantment of 'The Firebird' to the austere ritual at the end of his 'Requiem Canticles' composed over half a century later,...continue...
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Susan Graham - Portrait
Susan Graham - Portrait

1 CD / Erato / 2007-10-16

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492; George Frederick Handel: Alcina; Ned Rorem: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, for voice & piano; Early in the ...
Performers: Aimard, Pierre-Laurent; Graham, Susan; Martineau, Malcolm
Conductors: Bicket, Harry; Christie, William; Nagano, Kent; Nelson, John; Summers, Patrick; Tortelier, Yan Pascal; Abel, Yves
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Copland: Works for Chorus / Mount, Camerata Singers
Copland: Works for Chorus / Mount, Camerata Singers

1 CD / Koch International / 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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Fauré, Duruflé: Requiems, etc / Willcocks, Ledger, et al
Fauré, Duruflé: Requiems, etc / Willcocks, Ledger, et al

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2007-03-06

Works: Gabriel Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48; Pavane, Op. 50; Maurice Duruflé: Requiem
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Butt, John [Organ, Conductor]; Case, John Carol; Chilcott, Bob; Hugh, Timothy; Morris, Gareth; Roberts, Stephen; Wells, John [classical organ]
Conductors: Willcocks, David; Ledger, Philip [Organ]
Ensemble: ; King's College Choir, Cambridge

"If, as a fan of the Faure, you've never heard the Durufle Requiem, now is your big chance to have your life enhanced for the...continue...
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Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms, etc / Robert Craft, et al
Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms, etc / Robert Craft, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-10-31

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Pater noster; Blessed Virgin; Credo, for chorus; Mass; Cantata, for 2 soloists, female chorus & chamber orchestra; Babel; Symphony of Psalms
Performers: Bogdan, Thomas; Feld, Melanie; Feller, Bart; Hart, Mary Ann [Mezzo-Soprano Vocals]; Parloff, Michael; Sherry, Fred [Cello]; Taylor, Stephen W. [Oboe]
Conductors: Craft, Robert
Ensemble: Gregg Smith Singers; Orchestra of St. Luke's; Philharmonia London; Simon Joly Chorus

This disc of sacred choral music features the masterly 'Symphony of Psalms,' which Stravinsky dedicated "to the glory of God." The composer himself wrote, "It...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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Barber: Vanessa
Barber: Vanessa

2 CD / Orfeo / 2006-07-21

Works: Samuel Barber: Vanessa, Op. 32; Spoken Word: Discussion with Samuel Barber & Dmitri Mitropoulos
Performers: Elias, Rosalind [Mezzo-Soprano]; Foster, Norman; Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Malaniuk, Ira; Pernerstorfer, Alois; Steber, Eleanor [Soprano (Vocals)]; Tozzi, Giorgio [Bass Vocals]
Conductors: Mitropoulos, Dimitri
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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; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Gritton, Susan; Jackson, Richard; Johnson, Graham [Piano]; Keenlyside, Simon; Lott, Felicity [Soprano Vocal]; Rolfe Johnson, An...

'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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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 Vocals]
Conductors: Dufallo, Richard; Mosko, Stephen; Järvi, Neeme; Järvi, Neeme; Hickox, Richard; Turovsky, Yuli; Jeanes, Major E. W.; Tortelier, Yan Pascal; Stephens, D.S.; ; Slatkin, Leonard; Dausgaard, Tho...
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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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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Poèmes de l'amour - Debussy, Chausson, Ravel / Graham, et al
Poèmes de l'amour - Debussy, Chausson, Ravel / Graham, et al

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2005-03-29

Works: Ernest Chausson: Poème de l'amour et de la mer, Op. 19; Maurice Ravel: Shéhérazade, poems (3) for soprano (or tenor) & orchestra (or piano); Claude Debussy: Poèmes (5) de ...
Performers: Graham, Susan
Conductors: Tortelier, Yan Pascal
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Graham's unique charm is composed of her thrilling voice, an engaging and acting ability and her tall graceful stature. Her smooth lyric voice has an...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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Menotti: Goya / Mercurio, Hernandez, et al
Menotti: Goya / Mercurio, Hernandez, et al

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2005-03-08

Works: Gian Carlo Menotti: Goya, opera in 3 acts
Performers: Adams, Angela; Daner, Penelope; Hernandez, Cesar; Nickell, Karen; Senator, Boaz; Vocals], Suzanna Guzman [Mezzo-Soprano; Wentzel, Andrew
Conductors: Mercurio, Steven
Ensemble: Spoleto Festival Orchestra

Premiered in Washington DC in 1986, and revised in 1991, 'Goya' is one of the last operas by America's best-known opera composer, Gian Carlo Menotti....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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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; Olson, Jeff; Quezada, Alba; Vartan, Lynn; Vocals], Suzanna Guzman [Mezzo-Soprano
Conductors: Schmidt, Jeff von der
Ensemble: Southwest Chamber Music; Tambuco
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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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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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Susan Graham at Carnegie Hall / Graham, Martineau
Susan Graham at Carnegie Hall / Graham, Martineau

1 CD / Erato / 2003-10-07

Works: Johannes Brahms: Zigeunerlieder (11) for vocal quartet & piano, Op. 103; Claude Debussy: Proses lyriques; Fantoches; Alban Berg: Early Songs (7); Francis Poulenc: Quatre poèmes de Guillaume Apol...
Performers: Graham, Susan; Martineau, Malcolm

A born artist and star, American mezzo-soprano Susan Graham adds another landmark to her remarkable career with this live recording of her recent Carnegie Hall...continue...
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Bernstein Conducts Bernstein
Bernstein Conducts Bernstein

7 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2003-04-08

Works: Leonard Bernstein: Dance Episodes (3) from "On the Town", for orchestra; Fancy Free, ballet; Facsimile; Candide; Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; On the Waterfront; Prelude, Fugue and Riffs; Sy...
Performers: Bernstein, Leonard; Chama, Jose Eduardo; Dale, Clamma; Elias, Rosalind [Mezzo-Soprano]; Fifer, Bruce; Foss, Lukas [Composer]; Gramm, Donald; Kremer, Gidon; Ludwig, Christa [Mezzo soprano]; Mense, Rut...
Conductors: Bernstein, Leonard
Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra; Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; National Symphony, Washington, D. C.; New York Philharmonic; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

This comprehensive overview of the music of Leonard Bernstein is led by the Maestro himself, all at budget price! The all-star cast of artists include...continue...
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britten: the rape of lucretia
britten: the rape of lucretia

2 CD / Decca Imports / 2003-04-08

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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