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Brahms: Symphony No. 3; Debussy: La Mer; Chausson: La Mort de l'amour / Janet Baker; Svetlanov
Brahms: Symphony No. 3; Debussy: La Mer; Chausson: La Mort de l'amour / Janet Baker; Svetlanov

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2014-02-25

Works: Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90; Claude Debussy: La mer; Ernest Chausson: Poème de l'amour et de la mer, op. 19
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Svetlanov, Evgeny
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Orchestra

Evgeny Svetlanov's was a masterly conductor of of Russian and non-Russian composers of the late-Romantic era. The Brahms is both powerful and mellifluous, superbly played...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; 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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Essential British Classics - Over 2 hours of rousing classical anthems
Essential British Classics - Over 2 hours of rousing classical anthems

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2012-10-09

Works: George Frederick Handel: Solomon; Sarabande; Water Music Suite no 2 in D; Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Music for the Royal Fireworks; Coronation Anthem; Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas; Funeral Music fo...
Performers: Adni, Daniel [Piano]; Andre, Maurice [Trumpet]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bean, Hugh; Beniston, Paul; Brightman, Sarah; du Pre, Jacqueline [Cello]; Gibson, Simon; Gilchrist, Jane; Gra...
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Briger, Alexander; Mackerras, Charles; Haïm, Emmanuelle; Boult, Adrian; Cleobury, Stephen; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Barbirolli, John; Handley, Vernon; Trevor, Kirk; Jenkins, Ka...
Ensemble: ; Le Concert d'Astrée; Philip Jones Brass Ensemble

Essential Classics is a series of 2-CD sets drawn from the catalogs of EMI Classics and Virgin Classics. Presenting the bestloved and most popular works...continue...
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Mahler: Das Klagende Lied; Janacek: The Fiddler's Child / Cahill, Baker, Tear, Howekk / Rozhdestvensky
Mahler: Das Klagende Lied; Janacek: The Fiddler's Child / Cahill, Baker, Tear, Howekk / Rozhdestvensky

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2012-09-25

Works: Gustav Mahler: Das klagende Lied, cantata for soloists, chorus & orchestra; Leos Janácek: The Fiddler's Child (Sumarovo Díte), ballad for orchestra, JW 6/14
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Cahill, Teresa; Dekany, Bela; Howell, Gwynne; Tear, Robert
Conductors: Rozhdestvensky, Gennady
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Rozhdestvensky was the first Russian conductor to perform and record all Mahler's symphonies in his country. Das klagende Lied is performed here live. The ICA...continue...
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Elgar: Cello Concerto; Sea Pictures; Cockaigne Overture / Jacqueline du Pré, cello; Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano
Elgar: Cello Concerto; Sea Pictures; Cockaigne Overture / Jacqueline du Pré, cello; Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2012-09-11

Works: Edward Elgar: Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 "In London Town"; Concerto for Cello; Sea Pictures, Op. 37
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; du Pre, Jacqueline [Cello]
Conductors: Barbirolli, John
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra
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Hugo Wolf: Italienisches Lieder / Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano; John Shirley-Quirk, baritone; Stuart Bedford, piano
Hugo Wolf: Italienisches Lieder / Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano; John Shirley-Quirk, baritone; Stuart Bedford, piano

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2012-06-26

Works: Hugo Wolf: Italienisches Liederbuch I
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bedford, Steuart

The 46 songs that make up Wolf's Italienisches Liederbuch show the composer at his most captivatingly individual; and history has proven that only singers of...continue...
Recording information: Aldeburgh Festival, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England (06/19/1977)....continue...
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Elgar & Delius: Cello Concertos; Songs of Farewell; Sea Pictures. / Jacquelin du Pre, cello; Janet Baker  [Limited Ed.]
Elgar & Delius: Cello Concertos; Songs of Farewell; Sea Pictures. / Jacquelin du Pre, cello; Janet Baker [Limited Ed.]

2 Super Audio CD / Warner Classics / 2012-05-08

Works: Edward Elgar: Concerto for Cello; Sea Pictures, Op. 37; Frederick Delius: Songs of Farewell, for double chorus & orchestra, RT ii/9; A Song Before Sunrise; Concerto for Cello, RT vii/7
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; du Pre, Jacqueline [Cello]
Conductors: Barbirolli, John; Sargent, Malcolm
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Jacqueline du PrT's unsurpassed recording of the [Elgar] Concerto hardly needs any further recommendation from us, spontaneous in its freely rhapsodic style but with...continue...
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The British Composers Guide to Britain
The British Composers Guide to Britain

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-08-23

Works: Eric Coates: Knightsbridge March; London Suite; Edward Elgar: Cockaigne (In London Town), concert overture, Op. 40; Severn Suite, Op. 87; Caractacus, Op. 35; Percy Grainger: Handel in the Strand; Bri...
Performers: Adni, Daniel [Piano]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barrueco, Manuel [Guitar]; Bayl, Benjamin; Bell, David [Organ]; Benson, Garth; Bostridge, Ian; Brannigan, Owen; Bullard, Thomas; Harvey...
Conductors: Groves, Charles, Sir; Barbirolli, John; del Mar, Norman; Ord, Boris; Previn, Andre; Layton, Stephen; Cleobury, Stephen; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Bishop, Christopher; Irving, Ro...
Ensemble: ; London Music Group; Polyphony (Vocal Ensemble)

This bright and breezy guide takes us in 50 stops from London, round Essex and East Anglia, up to Scotland, then - via Wales and...continue...
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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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Ultimate Wedding Collection [EMI Classics]
Ultimate Wedding Collection [EMI Classics]

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-05-17

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208; Orchestral Suite no 4, BWV 1068; Cantata no 156, "Ich steh' mit einem Fuss im Grabe" BWV 156; Cantata...
Performers: Andre, Maurice [Trumpet]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bayco, Frederic; Bo, Alfie; Bramma, Harry; Brown, Ian [Piano]; Bullard, Thomas; Dale, Laurence; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; Gib...
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Parrott, Andrew; ; Kilbey, Reginald; Cleobury, Stephen; Willcocks, David; Montgomery, Kenneth; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; Lysy, Alberto; Faerber, Jörg; Ericson, Eric; Fisch...
Ensemble: ; Nash Ensemble; Taverner Players

All the music you need for your special day is available in this exclusive 2-CD set. The joy, grandeur and intimacy of this ceremony of...continue...
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British Composers: A Celebration / EMI
British Composers: A Celebration / EMI

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-05-03

Works: Edward Elgar: Wand of Youth Suite no 1, Op. 1a no 4; Symphony no 1 in A flat, Op. 55; Ave Maria, Op. 2 no 2; Quartet for Strings in E minor, Op. 83; Ave verum corpus, Op. 2 no 1; Falstaff; Dream Chil...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Andrew Davis [Conductor/Organ]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bennett, Richard Rodney [Composer]; Bowen, John; Bramma, Harry; Brown, Wilfred; Dilkes, Neville; Donohoe, Pete...
Conductors: Collingwood, Lawrance; Willcocks, David; Boult, Adrian; Walton, William; Harding, Daniel; Robinson, Christopher; Wordsworth, Barry; Finzi, Christopher; Bliss, Sir A. [Composer]; Goodall, Reginald; Da...
Ensemble: ; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Britten String Quartet; London Music Group; The Band of the Royal Military School of Music

Taking a panoramic view of British music between the ends of the 19th and 20th centuries, this fascinating collection features some 30 composers. From the...continue...
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Best Of British / Addinsell, Arnold, Britten, Butterworth, et al.
Best Of British / Addinsell, Arnold, Britten, Butterworth, et al.

3 CD / Warner Classics / 2010-09-28

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: The lark ascending; Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis; Fantasia on Greensleeves; Variants (5) of 'Dives and Lazarus'; Three Preludes Founded on Welsh Tunes; English Folk So...
Performers: Adni, Daniel [Piano]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Becu, Wim; Beniston, Paul; Carewe, Mary [Soprano Vocal]; Chambers, Colin; Cohen, Robert [Cello]; Finch, Catrin; Johnston, Guy [Cello]; ...
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Rattle, Simon, Sir; del Mar, Norman; Mackerras, Charles; Boult, Adrian; Davison, Arthur; Jenkins, Karl [Composer]; Cleobury, Stephen; Hickox, Richard; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Dilkes,...
Ensemble: ; Virtuosi of England

Celebrate the United Kingdom's favorite classical music with this exclusive EMI Classics release - Best of British. Get your tea and crumpets ready as you...continue...
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Essential Wedding
Essential Wedding

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2010-08-24

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208; Suite no 3, BWV 1068; Cantata no 156, "Ich steh' mit einem Fuss im Grabe" BWV 156; Cantata no 147, "H...
Performers: Andre, Maurice [Trumpet]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bayco, Frederic; Bo, Alfie; Bramma, Harry; Bullard, Thomas; Dale, Laurence; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; Gibson, Simon; Gilchris...
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Parrott, Andrew; ; Kilbey, Reginald; Cleobury, Stephen; Willcocks, David; Montgomery, Kenneth; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; Lysy, Alberto; Faerber, Jörg; Ericson, Eric; Fisch...
Ensemble: ; Cambridge Classical Players; Camerata Lysy Gstaad; Liverpool Cathedral & Brass Ensemble; Nash Ensemble; Taverner Players

This program covers favorite pieces of liturgical music suitable for all types of religious wedding services, as well as secular works for non-religious occasions, including...continue...
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20th Century Classics: Holst - Brook Green Suite
20th Century Classics: Holst - Brook Green Suite

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2010-08-10

Works: Gustav Holst: A Somerset Rhapsody, Op. 21 no 2/H 87; Brook Green Suite, for strings, H. 190; The Perfect Fool, Op. 39; The Planets, Op. 32/H 125; Suite no 2 in F; St. Paul's Suite for Strings, Op. 29...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Partridge, Ian [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: del Mar, Norman; Previn, Andre; Boult, Adrian; Banks, Eric; Sargent, Malcolm; Groves, Charles, Sir; Holst, Imogen
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Mahler: The Complete Works - 150th Anniversary Box
Mahler: The Complete Works - 150th Anniversary Box

16 CD / Warner Classics / 2010-06-29

Works: Gustav Mahler: Das klagende Lied, cantata for soloists, chorus & orchestra; Quartet for Piano and Strings in A minor; Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen; Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan"; Symphony no 2 ...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bostridge, Ian; Connell, Elizabeth; Coote, Alice; Dose, Helena; Drake, Julius [Piano]; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Hampson, Thomas [Baritone ...
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir; ; Furtwängler, Wilhelm; Giulini, Carlo Maria; Klemperer, Otto; Järvi, Paavo; Horenstein, Jascha; Tennstedt, Klaus; Walter, Bruno; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Barbirol...
Ensemble: ; Domus Ensemble (Piano Quartet); Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Gustav Mahler, born on 7th July 1860, was not only a great composer but a fine conductor who influenced his successors in both fields; indeed...continue...
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British Music / Sir Simon Rattle
British Music / Sir Simon Rattle

11 CD / Warner Classics / 2009-10-20

Works: Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations; Grania and Diarmid, Op. 42; Falstaff, symphonic study for orchestra in C minor, Op. 68; Concerto for Violin in B minor, Op. 61; The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38; Pomp a...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bream, Julian [Guitar]; Elms, Roderick; Hampson, Thomas [Baritone Vocal]; Harrell, Lynn [Cello]; Heinen, Ulrich; Kennedy, Nigel [Violin]; Mitc...
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir; Halsey, Simon;
Ensemble: Berliner Philharmoniker; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Members of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchest

This new 11CD box set in the Simon Rattle Edition contains many favorites from the English repertory including Elgar's Engma Variations and Violin Concerto, Walton's...continue...
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Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock / Ian Partridge
Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock / Ian Partridge

2 CD / Warner 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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Best 100 - Wedding
Best 100 - Wedding

6 CD / Warner Classics / 2009-06-16

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite in D, B.W.V. 1068.; Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208; Cantata no 156, "Ich steh' mit einem Fuss im Grabe" BWV 156; Wachet auf, ru...
Performers: Andre, Maurice [Trumpet]; Andsnes, Leif Ove; Antonsen, Ole Edvard; Atherton, Elizabeth; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Ball, Michael; Balsom, Alison; Bayco, Frederic; Bilgram, Hedwig; Bo, ...
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Parrott, Andrew; Kilbey, Reginald; ; Barbirolli, John; Cleobury, Stephen; Willcocks, David; Montgomery, Kenneth; Karajan, Herbert v.; Munrow, David; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; S...
Ensemble: ; Cambridge Classical Players; Consortium Musicum; Ensemble Berlin; Members of the Vienna String Sextet (Members); Nash Ensemble

The latest in EMI Classics' wildly successful 'Best 100 series', this 6-CDs-for-the-price-of-1 set offers the finest wedding music compilation ever assembled. From the grandest ceremony...continue...
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20th Century Classics - Respighi: Roman Trilogy, Gli Uccelli, etc / Mariner, Muti, Pappano, Rice, Baker, et al
20th Century Classics - Respighi: Roman Trilogy, Gli Uccelli, etc / Mariner, Muti, Pappano, Rice, Baker, et al

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2009-02-24

Works: Ottorino Respighi: Il tramonto; Pines of Rome; Fountains of Rome; Feste romane; Gli uccelli "The Birds"; Trittico botticelliano (Three Botticelli Pictures) for orchestra, P. 151; La Sensitiva, for me...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Rice, Christine
Conductors: Pappano, Antonio; Muti, Riccardo; Marriner, Sir Neville; Hickox, Richard
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Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde;  Brahms: Alto Rhapsody / Baker, Leppard, Boult, et al
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde; Brahms: Alto Rhapsody / Baker, Leppard, Boult, et al

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2008-10-14

Works: Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde; Johannes Brahms: Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Mitchinson, John
Conductors: Leppard, Raymond; Boult, Adrian
Ensemble: BBC Men's Chorus; BBC Northern Symphony

Janet Baker's performance of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde was first issued on BBC Radio Classics in 1995 and BBC Legends has vastly improved...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 / Warner 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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Vaughan Williams - The Collector's Edition / Willcocks, Boult, Bean, Barbirolli, et al
Vaughan Williams - The Collector's Edition / Willcocks, Boult, Bean, Barbirolli, et al

30 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-07-08

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 1 "A sea symphony"; A London Symphony (Symphony no 2) (Original 1913 version); Symphony no 8 in D minor; Symphony no 3 for soprano or tenor & orchestra ("Pastoral"...
Performers: Adler, Larry; Allen, Thomas; Angas, Richard; Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Aronowitz, Cecil; Asch, David van; Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Balmain, Ian; Barlo...
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Boult, Adrian; Silvestri, Constantin; Banks, Eric; Groves, Charles, Sir; Sargent, Malcolm; Barbirolli, John; Hickox, Richard; O'Brien, Brendan; Davies, Meredith; Willcocks, David; Ro...
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; King's College Choir, Cambridge; London Madrigal Singers; London Music Group; London Philharmonic Orch...

This 30-CD budget boxed set contains all of the hits, as well as other gems such as 'A Sea Symphony', 'Fantasia on Christmas Carols', 'On...continue...
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The Essential Vaughan Williams / Willcocks, Boult, Bean, Barbirolli, et al
The Essential Vaughan Williams / Willcocks, Boult, Bean, Barbirolli, et al

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-06-24

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: The lark ascending; Linden Lea; Fantasia on Greensleeves; House of life; English Folk Song Suite; The Vagabond ("Give to me the life I love"), song for voice & piano (or orche...
Performers: Angas, Richard; Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Asch, David van; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bayl, Benjamin; Bean, Hugh; Bostridge, Ian; Bowen, Kenneth; Burrowes, Norma; Case, John C...
Conductors: Boult, Adrian; Barbirolli, John; ; Marriner, Sir Neville; Willcocks, David; Bishop, Christopher; Neary, Martin; Moore, Philip; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Cleobury, Stephen
Ensemble: ; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; King's College Choir, Cambridge; London Music Group; London Symphony Orchestra; The Wallace Collection; Winchester Cathedral Choir; York Minster Choir

This essential collection presents 30 Vaughan Williams favorites on 2 CDs. It includes such classic recordings as 'The Lark Ascending' with Hugh Bean, the 'Tallis...continue...
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Elgar: The Collector's Edition
Elgar: The Collector's Edition

30 CD / Warner Classics / 2007-11-06

Works: Edward Elgar: Symphony no 1 in A flat major, Op. 55; Introduction and Allegro, for string quartet & string orchestra in G major, Op. 47; Symphony no 2 in E flat major, Op. 63; Elegy for Strings, Op. ...
Performers: Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bean, Hugh; Ben-Tovim, Atarah; Borg, Kim; Bramma, Harry; Cahill, Teresa; Case, John Carol; Chapman, Michael; du Pre, Jacqu...
Conductors: Barbirolli, John; Groves, Charles, Sir; Handley, Vernon; Boult, Adrian; Collingwood, Lawrance; Marriner, Sir Neville; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Hickox, Richard; Robinson, Christopher; del Mar, Norman; ...
Ensemble: ; Allegri String Quartet

Following the releases of the Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert Collector's Edition Boxed sets, EMI Classics is now proud to present the Elgar Collector's Edition. To...continue...
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Monteverdi, Graziani, Schubert, etc / Janet Baker
Monteverdi, Graziani, Schubert, etc / Janet Baker

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2007-10-23

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Madrigals, Book 10; Madrigals, Book 9; Scherzi musicali, volume 2; Bonifatio Gratiani: Velut palma, velut rosa, for voice & continuo; Mister Barringcloe: A Divine Hymn - Jehovah R...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Hall, Joy; Leppard, Raymond [Conductor]

This CD encapsulates a great partnership (which lasted for more than 30 years) of Janet Baker and Raymond Leppard who both started coming to Benjamin...continue...
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BBC 42182
Maria Callas - 100 Best Classics
Maria Callas - 100 Best Classics

14 CD / Warner Classics / 2007-10-02

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan"; Symphony no 3 in D minor; Des Knaben Wunderhorn; Symphony no 4 in G major; Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor; Symphony no 7 in E minor; Symphony no 8 in ...
Performers: Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Banse, Juliane; Brewer, Christine; Doese, Helena; Hampson, Thomas [Baritone Vocal]; Hodgson, Alfreda; Isokoski, Soile; Keenlyside, S...
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir

The recording of Sir Simon Rattle's cycle the Mahler Symphonies commenced in 1986 with the Second Symphony and was completed in 2002 with the Fifth....continue...
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Elgar: Dream of Gerontius, Music Makers / Barbirolli, et al
Elgar: Dream of Gerontius, Music Makers / Barbirolli, et al

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2007-09-18

Works: Edward Elgar: The Music Makers, Op. 69; The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Borg, Kim; Lewis, Richard [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: Boult, Adrian; Barbirolli, John
Ensemble: ; London Philharmonic Orchestra
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Mahler: Symphony no 2;  Mozart / Klemperer, Baker, et al
Mahler: Symphony no 2; Mozart / Klemperer, Baker, et al

2 CD / Testament / 2005-03-08

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

Mahler's second symphony, like Beethoven's 'Eroica', has become one of Otto Klemperer's performing talismans: a constant source of inspiration, a constant success for him in...continue...
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Mahler's Songs of Youth / Dame Janet Baker, Geoffrey Parsons
Mahler's Songs of Youth / Dame Janet Baker, Geoffrey Parsons

1 CD / Hyperion / 2004-07-01

Works: Gustav Mahler: Aus der Jugendzeit (Lieder und Gesänge), songs (14) for voice & piano (or orchestra) in 3 volumes; Winterlied, song for tenor & piano (no 2 of 3 Songs); Im Lenz, song for tenor & ...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Parsons, Geoffrey
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Mahler: Symphony no 2 / Barbirolli, Stader, Baker, et al
Mahler: Symphony no 2 / Barbirolli, Stader, Baker, et al

2 CD / Testament / 2004-01-01

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

"... soloists Janet Baker and Maria Stader sing beautifully; Barbirolli does well with most of the gentler passages; the timpani solos in III are vivid...continue...
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Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde / Kempe, Baker, Speiss, et al
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde / Kempe, Baker, Speiss, et al

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2003-10-21

Works: Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde; Spoken Word: Rudolf Kempe in conversation with Gillian Widdicombe, interview
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Spiess, Ludovic
Conductors: Kempe, Rudolf
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

The distinguished German conductor Rudolf Kempe's only recording of Mahler's 'Das Lied von der Erde' reveals a masterly interpretation full of understanding enhanced by an...continue...
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BBC 4129
British Composers - Vaughan Williams: Hodie, etc / Willcocks
British Composers - Vaughan Williams: Hodie, etc / Willcocks

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2000-11-07

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols; Hodie (This Day), Christmas cantata for soprano, tenor, baritone, boys' chorus, chorus & orchestra
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barrow, John; Ledger, Philip, Sir [Organ]; Lewis, Richard [Tenor Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John; Williams, Gavin
Conductors: Rose, Barry; Willcocks, David
Ensemble: ; Guildford Cathedral Choir

This is a classic 1965 recording of Vaughan Williams Hodie, a touching and ebullient seasonal masterpiece written late in the composers life. The perennial Christmas...continue...
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Opera in English - Massenet: Werther / Mackerras, et al
Opera in English - Massenet: Werther / Mackerras, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2000-06-27

Works: Jules Massenet: Werther
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Blackburn, Harold; Brecknock, John; Jenkins, Terry; Tomlinson, John; Waugh, Nigel; Wheatley, Patrick
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: English National Opera Chorus

"...It is a tribute to the artistry of Janet Baker and John Brecknockthat the English National Opera's production of 'Werther' conveys so much of the...continue...
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Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius / Barbirolli, Baker, et al
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius / Barbirolli, Baker, et al

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2000-01-25

Works: Edward Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Borg, Kim; Lewis, Richard [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: Barbirolli, John

"As with all Barbirolli's Elgar recordings, its dramatic impact remains startling and fresh. Richard Lewis and Kim Borg deliver richly characterised performances in the male...continue...
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Mahler: Symphony no 9, Das Lied von der Erde / Haitink
Mahler: Symphony no 9, Das Lied von der Erde / Haitink

2 CD / Philips / 1999-01-12

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 9 in D major; Das Lied von der Erde
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; King, James [Vocals]
Conductors: Haitink, Bernard
Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
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British Composers - Elgar: The Music Makers, etc / Boult
British Composers - Elgar: The Music Makers, etc / Boult

2 CD / Warner Classics / 1999-01-12

Works: Edward Elgar: The Music Makers, Op. 69; The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Lloyd, Robert [Bass Voice]
Conductors: Boult, Adrian
Ensemble: John Alldis Choir; London Philharmonic Choir

"I am happy to report that the classic Boult reading here restored to the catalogs is one of the finest realizations of the work I...continue...

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Mahler: Orchestral Songs / Haitink, Norman, Baker, King
Mahler: Orchestral Songs / Haitink, Norman, Baker, King

2 CD / Philips / 1996-04-09

Works: Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde; Kindertotenlieder, song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra); Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen; Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; King, James [Vocals]; Norman, Jessye [Soprano vocals]; Prey, Hermann [Baritone Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Haitink, Bernard
Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
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Fauré: La Chanson d'Eve, Songs / Baker, Parsons
Fauré: La Chanson d'Eve, Songs / Baker, Parsons

1 CD / Hyperion / 1990-02-01

Works: Gabriel Fauré: Le Papillon et la Fleur, song for voice & piano in C major, Op. 1/1; Chanson du pêcheur ("Ma belle amie est morte"), song for voice & piano or orchestra in F minor ("lam; R&#...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Parsons, Geoffrey
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