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Morgen! - songs by Brahms, Schumann, Reger, R. Strauss / Michaela Schuster, mz; Markus Schlemmer, piano (live)
Morgen! - songs by Brahms, Schumann, Reger, R. Strauss / Michaela Schuster, mz; Markus Schlemmer, piano (live)

1 CD / Oehms / 2015-08-14

Works: Johannes Brahms: German folk songs (49) for voice & piano, WoO 33; Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 72; Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 106; Songs (9) for voice & piano, Op. 32; Songs (4) for voice ...
Performers: Schlemmer, Markus [Piano]; Schuster, Michaela [Mezzo-Soprano Vocals]

The German mezzo-soprano Michaela Schuster is today considered one of the most important representatives of her voice range and can be heard internationally in all...continue...
Recording information: Kultursaal Eppan, Eppaner Liedsommer (07/12/2012)....continue...
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Wagner: Die Walküre / Meier, Schnaut, Fujimura, Seiffert, Tomlinson, Rydl; Bavarian State Orchestra; Mehta [Blu-Ray Audio]
Wagner: Die Walküre / Meier, Schnaut, Fujimura, Seiffert, Tomlinson, Rydl; Bavarian State Orchestra; Mehta [Blu-Ray Audio]

1 CD / Farao Classics / 2015-01-13

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Walküre
Performers: Bartz, Anjara Ingrid; Fujimura, Mihoko; Grötzinger, Heike; Knobel, Marita; Meier, Waltraud; Naidu, Ann-Katrin [Soprano]; Pellekoorne, Anne; Randt, Sally du; Rydl, Kurt [Bass Vocals]; Schnaut, Ga...
Conductors: Mehta, Zubin
Ensemble: Bavarian State Orchestra

When Zubin Mehta took over the position of Bavarian General Music Director in 1998, heralding a new era in the history of Germany's most venerable...continue...
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Wagner: Lohengrin / Falk Struckmann, Michael Konig, Camilla Nylund, Robert Hayward, Michaela Schuster. Bertrand de Billy
Wagner: Lohengrin / Falk Struckmann, Michael Konig, Camilla Nylund, Robert Hayward, Michaela Schuster. Bertrand de Billy

3 CD / Oehms / 2014-10-14

Works: Richard Wagner: Lohengrin
Performers: Hayward, Robert; Hoxha, Alketa [Vocals]; König, Michael; Mori, Hiromi; Neiconi, Constantin; Nylund, Camilla; Peteu, Camelia [Vocals]; RoBler, Lars [Vocals]; Schmutzhard, Daniel; Schuster, Michae...
Conductors: De Billy, Bertrand
Ensemble: Frankfurter Opern-und Museumsorchester

This Frankfurt Opera production of Lohengrin, recorded in 2013, features the Frankfurter Opern und Museumsorchester led by conductor Bertrand de Billy and the Chor und...continue...
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Guilty Pleasures - Renée Fleming sings Berlioz, Duparc, Refice, de Falla, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Corigliano
Guilty Pleasures - Renée Fleming sings Berlioz, Duparc, Refice, de Falla, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Corigliano

1 CD / Decca / 2013-09-17

Works: Hector Berlioz: Les Nuits d'été; Henri Duparc: Phidylé ("L'herbe est molle au sommeil"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra); Licinio Refice: Ombra di nube, for voice & piano (...
Performers: Fleming, Renée; Graham, Susan; Simpson, Janet
Conductors: Lang-Lessing, Sebastian
Ensemble: ; Philharmonia Orchestra


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Les nuits d’été, Op. 7: no 1, Villanelle by Hector Berlioz

Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor: Sebastian L

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Recording information: All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London (08/05/2012-08/09/2012)....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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Schubert: Winterreise / Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano; Julius Drake, piano
Schubert: Winterreise / Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano; Julius Drake, piano

1 CD / Wigmore Hall Live / 2013-04-09

Works: Franz Schubert: Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89
Performers: Coote, Alice; Drake, Julius [Piano]

British mezzo-soprano Alice Coote is acclaimed around the world for her commanding performances in opera, concert and recital, in repertoire spanning from the Baroque to...continue...
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Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau: Voice of the Century [25 discs - Includes DVDs] [Limited Edition]
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau: Voice of the Century [25 discs - Includes DVDs] [Limited Edition]

25 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2013-01-15

Works: Franz Schubert: Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89; Die schöne Müllerin, song cycle, for voice & piano, D. 795 (Op. 25); Nacht und Träume (Heil'ge Nacht, du sinkest nieder!"), song for voice & ...
Performers: Alda, Catarina; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Carbonari, Virgilio; de Palma, Piero [Tenor Vocal]; Demus, Jörg [Piano]; Donath, Helen [Soprano Vocal]; Donderer, Georg; Dyk, Cornelis van; ...
Conductors: Kubelik, Rafael; Böhm, Karl; Richter, Karl; Gorvin, Carl; Stadlmair, Hans; Baumgartner, Rudolf; Karajan, Herbert v.; Barenboim, Daniel; Weissenborn, Gunther; Fricsay, Ferenc; Gerdes, Otto; Jochu...


Works:

Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89 by Franz Schubert

Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romanti

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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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Arias for Marietta Marcolini, Rossini's first muse / Ann Hallenberg, mezzo-soprano; Fabio Biondi
Arias for Marietta Marcolini, Rossini's first muse / Ann Hallenberg, mezzo-soprano; Fabio Biondi

1 CD / Naïve / 2012-09-25

Works: Simon Mayr: Il sacrifizio d'Ifigenia; Gioachino Rossini: L'equivoco stravagante, opera; L' italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), opera; Ciro in Babilonia, opera; Joseph Weigl: L'imboscata...
Performers: Akselberg, Fredrik; Almroth, Sofie; Christensen, Birgitte; Christensen, Marius Roth; Hallenberg, Ann; Melien, Halvor F.; Thornhill, Siri Karoline; Weisser, Johannes
Conductors: Biondi, Fabio [Violin]
Ensemble: ; Stavanger Symphony Orchestra Chorus

Born around 1780, Marietta Marcolini was a celebrated Italian contralto. She was so renowned for both her voice and her acting ability that Rossini wrote...continue...
Recording information: Stavanger Concert Hall, Norway (08/2011)....continue...
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The Best Wedding Music Ever!
The Best Wedding Music Ever!

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-09-18

Works: Richard Wagner: Lohengrin; Johann Pachelbel: Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major; George Frederick Handel: Water Music Suite no 2 in D; Jeremiah Clarke: Prince of Denmark's Ma...
Performers: Andre, Maurice [Trumpet]; Antonsen, Ole Edvard; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bayco, Frederic; Hendricks, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Hunt, Gordon [Oboe]; Ledger, Philip, Sir [Organ]; Lundkv...
Conductors: Parrott, Andrew; Ericson, Eric; Fischer, George; Muti, Riccardo; Lehani, Fritz
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EMI 041062
Domingo Conducts Milnes! Milnes Conducts Domingo!
Domingo Conducts Milnes! Milnes Conducts Domingo!

1 CD / RCA Records / 2012-07-31

Works: Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Jules Massenet: Hérodiade; Arrigo Boito: Mefistofele; Charles Gounod: Faust; Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chénier; Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; La traviata; Pietro M...
Performers: Domingo, Placido [Tenor Vocals]; Milnes, Sherrill [Baritone Vocals]; Price, Doreen; Temperley, Jean; Walker, Sarah
Conductors: Domingo, Placido; Milnes, Sherrill

Recording information: Walthamstow Town Hall, London, Great Britain (08/14/1972-08/16/1972); Walthamstow Town Hall, London, Great Britain (08/18/1972-08/19/1972); Walthamstow Town Hall, London, Great ...continue...
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Liszt: Roots & Routes / Elisabeth Kulman, mezzo; Eduardo Kutrowatz, piano
Liszt: Roots & Routes / Elisabeth Kulman, mezzo; Eduardo Kutrowatz, piano

1 CD / Preiser / 2012-02-14

Works: Franz Liszt: Ich liebe dich, song for voice & piano, S. 315 (LW N52); Angiolin dal biondo crin, S. 269; Die drei Zigeuner, S 320; Es muss ein Wunderbares sein, S 314; Comment, disaient-ils, S 276 no ...
Performers: Kulman, Elisabeth; Kutrowatz, Eduard

Diversity is the theme of this recording of songs by Franz Liszt - a composer who wrote songs in six languages. The songs are admirably...continue...
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Verdi: Requiem; Four Sacred Songs / Schwarzkopf; Gedda; Baker; Ludwig; Ghiaurov
Verdi: Requiem; Four Sacred Songs / Schwarzkopf; Gedda; Baker; Ludwig; Ghiaurov

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2012-01-24

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Requiem Mass; Sacred Pieces (4), for chorus & orchestra; Unspecified: Untitled CD-ROM Track
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Ghiaurov, Nicolai [Bass Vocal]; Ludwig, Christa [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth [Soprano vocals]
Conductors: Giulini, Carlo Maria
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

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WRNC 852192B
Brahms: Works for Chorus and Orchestra / Ann Hallenberg
Brahms: Works for Chorus and Orchestra / Ann Hallenberg

1 CD / PHI Group / 2012-01-10

Works: Johannes Brahms: Schicksalslied, Op. 54; Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53; Warum ist das Licht gegeben den Mühseligen?, motet for chorus, Op. 74/1; Funeral Hymn (Begräbnisgesang), for 5-voice chorus, ...
Performers: Hallenberg, Ann
Conductors: Herreweghe, Philippe

For the third album on his Phi label, Philippe Herreweghe has brought together a splendid set of artists in Warsaw's Lutoslawski Hall. Ann Hallenberg, whose...continue...
Recording information: Warsaw, Polskie Radio, Witold Lutoslawski Studio (07/18/2011-07/20/2011)....continue...
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PHIG 003
Verdi: La Forza del Destino
Verdi: La Forza del Destino

2 CD / Andromeda / 2012-01-01

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: La forza del destino
Performers: Brannigan, Owen; Dargavel, Bruce; Mason, Stanley; Muller, Mildred; Poleri, David; Rothmuller, Marko; Thomas, Robert; Wegner, Walburga; Wicks, Dennis
Conductors: Busch, Fritz
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ADM 5014
Kinder Lieder, Vol. 1 / Zeuch, Stuttgart and Stuttgarter Hymnus-Chorknaben
Kinder Lieder, Vol. 1 / Zeuch, Stuttgart and Stuttgarter Hymnus-Chorknaben

1 CD / Carus / 2011-11-15

Works: German Traditional: Wer will die fleißigen Handwerker sehn, childen's song; Hopp, hopp, hopp; Jimba, jimba; Hänschen klein; Ein Mann, der sich Kolumbus nannt, children's song; Spannenlange...
Performers: Akakpo, Komale; Allgaier, Catalina; Altmann, Dirk; Badila, Decebal; Bauer, Sabine; Binder, Johann; Bucher, Jan; Burgdorf, Mathis; Busch, Christine; Cumming, Ian; Dalg, Vincent; Danko, Alexander; Danz...
Conductors: ; Trondle, Jens; Marx, Elena; Dücker, Martin; Reh, Veronika Te; Gilde, Hans de
Ensemble: ; Hoppel Hoppel Rhythm Club

Following the highly successful '09 "Lullabies" and '10 "Folk Songs" Projects comes the "Children's Songs" Lieder project. This is a co-operative charitable project between the...continue...
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CRS 83006
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
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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WRNC 27203
Mussorgsky Dis-Covered
Mussorgsky Dis-Covered

1 CD / Preiser / 2011-01-11

Works: Modest Mussorgsky: Hopak; The Street Urchin (Ozornik; The Ragamuffin), song for voice & piano; Songs and dances of death; With the Doll (S kukloy), song for voice & piano (The Nursery no 4); Darling ...
Performers: Kulman, Elisabeth; Shilkloper, Arkady; Skuta, Miki; Theissing, Tscho

Arranged by violinist Tscho Theissing, these songs by Mussorgsky are a combination of the composer's musical material and Theissing's experience as a jazz musician. The...continue...
Recording information: Studio Wavegarden, Mitterretzbach, Austria (08/30/2009-09/03/2009)....continue...
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PSR 90785
Schubert: Vocal Duets, Trios & Quartets
Schubert: Vocal Duets, Trios & Quartets

2 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2010-11-09

Works: Franz Schubert: Hermann und Thusnelda ("Ha, dort kömmt er"), song for voice & piano, D. 322; Antigone und Oedip, D 542/Op. 6 no 2; Cronnan ("Ich sitz' bei der moosigten Quelle"), song for voice ...
Performers: Ameling, Elly [Soprano Vocals]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Laubenthal, Horst R.; Moore, Gerald [Piano]; Schreier, Peter [Tenor Vocals]

Schubert’s solo lieder made his reputation as a composer and overshadowed his subsequent work for two or more voices. Although meant for music making in...continue...
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Celebrating 40 Years: Then and Now
Celebrating 40 Years: Then and Now

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2010-07-13

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Ricciardo e Zoraide, opera; Ermione, opera; Gaetano Donizetti: Ugo conte di Parigi, opera; Parisina d'Este; Saverio Mercadante: Orazi e Curiazi; Virginia; Giovanni Pacini: Maria re...
Performers: Bezduz, Bulent; Browne, Sandra; Einarsdottir, Thora [Vocals]; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Giannattasio, Carmen; Jones, Della; Kenny, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]; Larmore, Jennifer; Lee, Colin; Massis, Ann...
Conductors: Parry, David; Francis, Alun; Judd, James; Benini, Maurizio

This disc, featuring some of Opera Rara's finest singers, is dedicated to Sir Peter Moores and the Peter Moores Foundation in recognition of their invaluable...continue...
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OPR 248
Opera 2010
Opera 2010

2 CD / HBDirect Import / 2010-06-29

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Tosca; Madama Butterfly; Gianni Schicchi, opera; Turandot; Charles Gounod: Roméo et Juliette; Gioachino Rossini: La donna del lago (The Lady of the Lake), opera; Antonio Vivaldi...
Performers: Alagna, Roberto; Berganza, Teresa [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Brightman, Sarah; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Carreras, Jose [Tenor Vocal]; Cencic, Max Emanuel [Countertenor Vocal]; Ciofi, Patrizia; Cor...
Conductors: Pappano, Antonio; Ettinger, Dan; Müller, Eduardo; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; Muti, Riccardo; Langrée, Louis; Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Bicket, Harry; Bateman, Paul; Pidò, Evelino; Harding...

Following the enormous success of the album 'Opera 2009', EMI Classics releases Opera 2010. With 40 tracks, and over 21/2 hours of operatic arias and...continue...
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HBIM 1634483
Schumann 200th Anniversary: Lieder
Schumann 200th Anniversary: Lieder

6 CD / Warner Classics / 2010-06-29

Works: Robert Schumann: Liederkreis, Op. 39; Dichterliebe, Op. 48; Liederkreis, 9 songs for voice & piano, Op. 24; Gedichte (12), Op. 35; Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42; Die Kartenlegerin ("Schlief die Mutte...
Performers: Bär, Olaf; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Banse, Juliane; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Deutsch, Helmut [Piano]; Fassbaender, Brigitte [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Forsberg, Bengt; ...
Conductors: Klee, Bernhard

Schumann:

Liederkreis, Op. 39. Olaf Bar

Dichterliebe, Op. 48. Olaf Bar

Liederkreis, Op. 24. Olaf Bar

12 Gedichte, Op. 35. Olaf Bar

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WRNC 09022
Within a Dream - A Celebration of the Artistry of Richard Hickox
Within a Dream - A Celebration of the Artistry of Richard Hickox

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2009-10-27

Works: Frank Bridge: The Sea, suite for orchestra; Benjamin Britten: Albert Herring, Op. 39; War Requiem, Op. 66; Peter Grimes; Ralph Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (Symphony no 2) (Original 1913 versi...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Barker, Cheryl; Bullock, Susan; Burgess, Sally; Davies, Arthur [Tenor Vocal]; Eckhoff, Herbert; Elms, Roderick; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Voca...
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; BBC Welsh Symphony; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; City of London Sinfonia; Collegium Musicum 90; London Symphony Orchestra; R...

The premature death of Richard Hickox on 23 November 2008, aged sixty, deprived the musical world of one of its greatest conductors. The depth and...continue...
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Ultimate Berlioz - The Essential Masterpieces
Ultimate Berlioz - The Essential Masterpieces

5 CD / Decca / 2009-08-25

Works: Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14; Harold in Italy for viola and orchestra, Op. 16; Tristia, for chorus & Orchestra, Op. 18; Les Troyens, opera, H. 133a; Le carnaval romain Overture, Op. ...
Performers: Budin, Jeffrey; Davies, Ryland; Holt, Hazel; Imai, Nobuko; Smith, Peter; Walker, Sarah
Conductors: Mehta, Zubin; Davis, Colin; Dutoit, Charles; Maazel, Lorin; Norrington, Roger
Ensemble: ; Cleveland Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Montreal Symphony Orchestra; New York Philharmonic
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DEC B001313302
Ricci: Corrado D'Altamira - Highlights / Böer, Theodossiou, Korchak, et al
Ricci: Corrado D'Altamira - Highlights / Böer, Theodossiou, Korchak, et al

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2009-06-09

Works: Federico Ricci: Corrado d'Altamura
Performers: Burggraaf, Cora; Foster-Williams, Andrew; Korchak, Dmitry; Roberts, Camilla; Taylor, Ann; Theodossiou, Dimitra; Westman, James; Wilde, Mark
Conductors: Böer, Roland

Frederico Ricci's Corrado d'Altamura is a dramma lirico that opened at La Scala in 1841. Set in 12th-century Sicily, the highly dramatic plot tells of...continue...
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Schubert: Lieder / Sarah Walker, Roger Vignoles
Schubert: Lieder / Sarah Walker, Roger Vignoles

1 CD / CRD Records / 2009-05-01

Works: Franz Schubert: Der Musensohn, D 764/Op. 92 no 1; Ganymed, D 544/Op. 19 no 3; Schäfers Klagelied, D 121/Op. 3 no 1; Rastlose Liebe, D 138/Op 51; Suleika no 1, D 720; Suleika no 2, D 717/Op. 31; ...
Performers: Vignoles, Roger [Piano]; Walker, Sarah
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CRD 3464
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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BBC 42432
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
Le Maître de Musique [Original Movie Soundrack] [Limited Edition] / José van Dam
Le Maître de Musique [Original Movie Soundrack] [Limited Edition] / José van Dam

1 CD / Analekta / 2008-09-16

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Alcandro, Io confesso...Non só d'onde viene, recitative and aria for soprano & orchestra, K. 294; Don Giovanni; David Miller: Waltz; Gustav ...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bryant, Dinah; Danel, Guy; Declerck, Paul; Gorniak, Urszula; Kusaka, Keiko; Miller, David [Composer/Piano]; Pruett, Jérôme; Van Dam, José...
Conductors: Zollman, Ronald; Vandernoot, Andre; Eynden, Jean-Claude V.
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ANA 22001
Ultimate Wagner - Essential Masterpieces
Ultimate Wagner - Essential Masterpieces

5 CD / Decca / 2008-08-26

Works: Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold; Die Walküre; Siegfried; Götterdämmerung; Tristan und Isolde; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Parsifal
Performers: Adam, Theo; Bode, Hannelore; Browner, Alison; Burmeister, Annelies; Cervena, Sona; Cox, Jean; Dene, József; Dernesch, Helga [Soprano]; Esser, Hermin; Estes, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Grein...
Conductors: Böhm, Karl; Solti, Georg; Varviso, Silvio; Levine, James
Ensemble: ; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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Edition 3
Edition 3

5 CD / Sony / RCA Import / 2008-06-30

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35; Symphony no 5 in E minor, Op. 64; Dmitry Shostakovich: Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, Op. 77; Robert Schumann: Concerto for Pi...
Performers: Blochwitz, Hans-Peter; Bonney, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Graham, Susan; Kotcherga, Anatoly; Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]; Midori; Peeters, Harry; Perahia, Murray; Poschner, Brigitte; Rootering, Ja...
Conductors: Abbado, Claudio
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Wagner: The Great Operas from the Bayreuth Festival / Sawallisch, Nilsson, Rysanek, Silja, et al
Wagner: The Great Operas from the Bayreuth Festival / Sawallisch, Nilsson, Rysanek, Silja, et al

33 CD / Decca / 2008-06-17

Works: Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman; Tannhäuser; Lohengrin; Tristan und Isolde; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Das Rheingold; Die Walküre; Siegfried; Götterdämmerung; Parsif...
Performers: Adam, Theo; Appel, Wolfgang; Böhme, Kurt [Bass Vocal]; Bauer, Hartmut; Bode, Hannelore; Browner, Alison; Bumbry, Grace; Burmeister, Annelies; Cervena, Sona; Cox, Jean; Crass, Franz; Dene, J&oacu...
Conductors: Sawallisch, Wolfgang; Böhm, Karl; Varviso, Silvio; Levine, James
Ensemble: ; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

A special, limited edition 33-CD box set containing all of Wagner's operas from 'The Flying Dutchman' (1841) to his final masterpiece 'Parsifal' (1882) in performances...continue...
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DEC B001123902
Dvorak: Rusalka / Hickox, Barker, Owens, Martin, et al
Dvorak: Rusalka / Hickox, Barker, Owens, Martin, et al

3 CD / Chandos Records / 2008-02-05

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Rusalka
Performers: Barker, Cheryl; Crane, Sarah; Fiebig, Taryn; Martin, Bruce; Matthews, Dominica; Owens, Anne-Marie; Pendry, Sian; Ryan, Barry; Spina, Rosario La; Whitehouse, Elizabeth
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: Australian Opera Chorus

Chandos recorded the performances live and here releases the opera on a 3-CD set. Inspired by Hans Christian Anderson's fairy-tale The Little Mermaid, Rusalka tells...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; Si dolce è'l tormento, madrigal for solo voice, SV 332; Scherzi musicali, volume 2; Bonifatio Gratiani: Velut palma, velut rosa, for voice & continuo; M...
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
The Originals - Verdi: Luisa Miller / Maag, Pavarotti, et al
The Originals - Verdi: Luisa Miller / Maag, Pavarotti, et al

2 CD / Decca / 2007-07-10

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Luisa Miller
Performers: Caballé, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Celine, Annette; Giaiotti, Bonaldo; Milnes, Sherrill [Baritone Vocals]; Pavarotti, Fernando; Pavarotti, Luciano; Reynolds, Anna; van Allan, Richard [Bass-...
Conductors: Maag, Peter

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100 Best Sacred Works
100 Best Sacred Works

6 CD / Warner Classics / 2007-04-03

Works: Gregorian Chant: Sub tuum praesidium, antiphon in mode 7; Gregorio Allegri: Miserere; John Dunstable: Veni Sancte Spiritus, isorhythmic motet for 4 voices, MB 32; Thomas Tallis: In manus tuas; Spem i...
Performers: Alain, Marie-Claire; Altmeyer, Theo; Ameling, Elly [Soprano Vocals]; Argenta, Nancy; Augér, Arleen [Soprano]; Bär, Olaf; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barley, Peter; Bayco, Fr...
Conductors: Cleobury, Stephen; ; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Wulstan, David; Stevens, Denis; Willcocks, David; Guest, George; Parrott, Andrew; Mackerras, Charles; Jochum, Eugen; Gönnenwein, Wolfgang; Nelson, Jo...
Ensemble: ; Clerkes of Oxenford; Collegium Cartusianum; Consortium Musicum; Maîtrise d'Antony; Philip Jones Brass Ensemble; Royal Military School of Music Band; String & Brass Ensemble; The Hilliard Ense...

The newest title in the Best Classics 100 series, Best Sacred Classics 100, features 6 CDs, each containing an average of 16-17 tracks. 6 CDs...continue...
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WRNC 89227
America's Singers Recorded - The First Generation
America's Singers Recorded - The First Generation

1 CD / Symposium (uk) / 2006-12-26

Works: Frederic H. Cowen: The promise of life, for voice & accompaniment; Gaetano Braga: Leggenda valacca "Angel's Serenade"; Walter Damrosch: Danny Deever, Op. 2 no 7; Richard Strauss: Ständchen ("Mac...
Performers: Adams, Suzanne; Adini, Ada; Bispham, David; Blass, Robert; Blauvelt, Lillian; Eames, Emma; Esty, Alice; Eweyk, Arthur van; Hamlin, George; Homer, Louise; Juch, Emma; Lussan, Zelie de; Montalant, Vert...

This album focuses on the earliest American singers of whom we have records. It affords us views of performing practice in the first years of...continue...
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SPUM 1361
Wagner: Parsifal / Knappertsbusch, Thomas, Dalis, London
Wagner: Parsifal / Knappertsbusch, Thomas, Dalis, London

4 CD / Philips / 2006-11-14

Works: Richard Wagner: Parsifal
Performers: Bartos, Rita; Boese, Ursula; Cervena, Sona; Dalis, Irene; Gardelli, Else-Margrete; Hotter, Hans [Baritone Vocals]; Janowitz, Gundula [Soprano vocals]; London, George [Baritone Vocal]; Moller, Niels; ...
Conductors: Knappertsbusch, Hans
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Chorus

"This is not merely one of Philips's Great Recordings but also one of the greatest sets of all time. Every time one returns to it,...continue...
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HBDirect Recommended Recording PHI B000786302
Voices Behind the Iron Curtain - Stalin Era Soviet Singers
Voices Behind the Iron Curtain - Stalin Era Soviet Singers

4 CD / Preiser / 2006-09-01

Works: Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila, Op. 47; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Modest Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov; Giuseppe Verdi: Otello; Simon Boccanegra; Un ballo in maschera; Don Carlos; Pyotr I...
Performers: Aleksandrovich, Mikhail; Arkhipova, Irina; Badridse, David; Barssova, Valeriya; Baturin, Alexander; Bolshakov, G.; Borisenko, Veronika; Burlak, Ivan; Davidova, V.; Dolukhanova, Zara; Firssova, Vera; ...
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PSR 89409
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Maria Maksakova
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Maria Maksakova

1 CD / Preiser / 2006-07-01

Works: Modest Mussorgsky: Khovanschina; Boris Godunov; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Jules Massenet: Werther; Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila, Op. 47; Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Snow Maiden; Mizkev...
Performers: Khanaev, Nikhander; Maksakova, Maria; Ozerov, Nikolai; Reizen, Mark
Conductors: Nebolsin, Vasili; Golovanov, Nikolai; Bron, Onissim; Melik-Pashaev, Alexander; Kondrashin, Kirill

Maria Petrovna Maksakova was born in Astrakhan in southwestern Russia. By the age of ten, with a clear voice and having taught herself music, she...continue...
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PSR 89646
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Nikandr Khanayev
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Nikandr Khanayev

1 CD / Preiser / 2006-07-01

Works: Mikhail Glinka: Ruslan and Ludmilla; Richard Wagner: Siegfried; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila, Op. 47; Modest Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov; Pyotr Il'yich Tchai...
Performers: Baturin, Alexander; Davidova, V.; Khanaev, Nikhander; Maksakova, Maria; Peregudov, Alexander; Petrova, Faina; Reizen, Mark
Conductors: Samosud, Samuel; Melik-Pashaev, Alexander; Golovanov, Nikolai; Nebolsin, Vasili

Nikandr Sergeyevich Khanayev was born into poverty and lost his parents at the age of six. The misery of his young life was somewhat relieved...continue...
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PSR 89650
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Alexei Ivanov
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Alexei Ivanov

1 CD / Preiser / 2006-06-01

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore, opera; Alexey Nikolayevich Verstovsky: Askold's Tomb, opera; Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser; Charles Gounod: Faust; Modest Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov; Khovanschin...
Performers: Ivanov, Alexei; Maksakova, Maria
Conductors: Orlov, Alexander; Smirnov, Victor; Nebolsin, Vasili; Melik-Pashaev, Alexander; Delman, B.
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PSR 89645
Dame Janet Baker sings Mozart, Beethoven & Schubert
Dame Janet Baker sings Mozart, Beethoven & Schubert

1 Super Audio CD / PentaTone Classics / 2006-04-18

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: La Clemenza de Tito; Abendempfindung, K 523; Das Veilchen, K 476; Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont, incidental music, Op. 84; No, non turbarti! . . . Ma tu tremi, o mio tesoro, s...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Leppard, Raymond [Conductor]
Conductors: Leppard, Raymond
Ensemble: English Chamber Choir; English Chamber Orchestra
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PTE 5186134
Wagner: Das Rheingold / Zagrosek, Staatsoper Stuttgart
Wagner: Das Rheingold / Zagrosek, Staatsoper Stuttgart

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-03-21

Works: Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold
Performers: Bracht, Roland; Ens, Phillip; Indrioadottir, Helga Ros [Soprano Vocal]; Joswig, Margarete; Künzli, Robert; Kastón, Motti; Lorenz, Eberhard Francesco; Probst, Wolfgang; Ruuttunen, Esa; Sch...
Conductors: Zagrosek, Lothar
Ensemble: Stuttgart State Opera Chorus

Comprising four separate operas, Wagner's visionary Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung) took 25 years to complete. The prologue Das Rheingold deals...continue...
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NXS 8660170
Schubert: The Complete Songs
Schubert: The Complete Songs

40 CD / Hyperion / 2005-11-08

Works: Franz Schubert: Song sketch in C minor, D. 1a; Lebenstraum ("Ich sass an einer Tempelhalle"), song for voice & piano (sketch), D. 39; Hagars Klage ("Hier am Hügel"), song for voice & piano, D. 5...
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocal]; Ainsley, John Mark; Allen, Thomas; Ameling, Elly [Soprano Vocals]; Anderson, Lorna; Argenta, Nancy; Augér, Arleen [Soprano]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]...
Conductors: Layton, Stephen;
Ensemble: Holst Singers; New Company

'For Schubertians who failed to acquire many of the individual releases, this new box, weighing in at around £3 per disc, is an indispensable bargain'...continue...
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Offenbach: La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein / Minkowski
Offenbach: La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein / Minkowski

2 CD / Erato / 2005-10-04

Works: Jacques Offenbach: La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein, operetta in 3 acts
Performers: Beuron, Yann; Fallat, Maryline; Gabriel, Alain; Grappe, Boris; Grapperon, Christophe; Huchet, Eric; Legay, Aurélia; Leguerinel, Franck; LeRoux, Francois [Baritone Vocal]; Lott, Felicity [Sopra...
Conductors: Minkowski, Marc
Ensemble: Choeur des Musiciens du Louvre

This new Offenbach release of 'La Grande Duchese de Gerolstein' marks the return on Virgin Records of Mark Minkowski and Felicity Lott following their very...continue...
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ERA 45734
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Ramon Vinay
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Ramon Vinay

1 CD / Preiser / 2005-09-27

Works: Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Giuseppe Verdi: Otello; Giacomo Puccini: Tosca; Richard Wagner: Die Walküre
Performers: Guarrera, Frank; Quartararo, Florence; Steber, Eleanor [Soprano Vocals]; Swarthout, Gladys; Vinay, Ramón
Conductors: Morel, Jean P.; Leinsdorf, Erich; Cleva, Fausto; Krauss, Clemens
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
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PSR 89619
Bruckner: Symphony no 6, etc / Klemperer, Harper, et al
Bruckner: Symphony no 6, etc / Klemperer, Harper, et al

1 CD / Testament / 2005-07-12

Works: Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 6 in A major, WAB 106; Te Deum in C major, WAB 45
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Harper, Heather; Lewis, Richard [Tenor Vocals]; Nowakowski, Marian
Conductors: Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Chorus; BBC Symphony Orchestra

"At the very outset, one is struck by the great force and clarity with which the BBC microphones capture the four soloists... Indeed the orchestra...continue...
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Bizet: Carmen / Herbert Kegel, et al
Bizet: Carmen / Herbert Kegel, et al

2 CD / Berlin Classics / 2005-06-16

Works: Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera
Performers: Aderhold, Bruno; Apreck, Rolf; Cervena, Sona; Croonen, Maria; Enger, Ursula; Klemm, Wilhelm; Lauhofer, Robert; Leib, Gunther; Neukirch, Harald
Conductors: Kegel, Herbert
Ensemble: Leipzig Radio Chorus
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