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Beethoven: Prometheus / George Petrou, Armonia Atenea
Beethoven: Prometheus / George Petrou, Armonia Atenea

1 CD / Decca / 2014-07-29

Conductors: Petrou, George
Ensemble: Armonia Atenea

Rejecting academic coolness, Armonia Atenea, under the baton of conductor George Petrou, injects dramatic energy and bright color to Beethoven's bold ballet score

Beethoven's ballet

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Bernstein: Candide / Jerry Hadley, June Anderson, Christa Ludwig, Adolph Green Nicolai Gedda, Della Jones, Kurt Ollmann. Bernstein, London SO [DVD]
Bernstein: Candide / Jerry Hadley, June Anderson, Christa Ludwig, Adolph Green Nicolai Gedda, Della Jones, Kurt Ollmann. Bernstein, London SO [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Deutsche Grammophon / 2014-07-29

Conductors: Bernstein, Leonard
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra Chorus

Filmed at London's Barbican Centre in December 1989, Leonard Bernstein conducts his own Candide featuring the cast he chose himself - starring Jerry Hadley in...continue...
Run Time: 147 min.
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Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
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Verdi: Rigoletto / Luciano Pavarotti, Ingvar Wixell, Edita Gruberova, Ferruccio Furlaneto. Vienna PO, Chailly [Blu-Ray]
Verdi: Rigoletto / Luciano Pavarotti, Ingvar Wixell, Edita Gruberova, Ferruccio Furlaneto. Vienna PO, Chailly [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / Deutsche Grammophon / 2014-07-29

Conductors: Chailly, Riccardo
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Vienna State Opera Chorus

Filmed on location in 1981 in Italian Renaissance landmarks including the Castello di San Giorgio in Mantua, the Piazza Duomo in Cremona, and the Teatro...continue...
Run Time: 116 min.
Region: All
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Maria Joao Pires: Complete Solo Recordings / Maria Joao Pires, piano [20 CDs]
Maria Joao Pires: Complete Solo Recordings / Maria Joao Pires, piano [20 CDs]

20 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2014-07-29


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Maria Jopo Pires [is] among the most eloquent master-musicians of our time.
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Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 / Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orch.
Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 / Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orch.

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2014-07-22

Conductors: Abbado, Claudio
Ensemble: Lucerne Festival Orchestra

In January 2014, music lovers worldwide were saddened to learn that Claudio Abbado had passed away.

Deutsche Grammophon feels immensely blessed and proud to be

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Gluck: The Great Operas - Alceste; Armide; Iphigénie en Aulide; Iphigénie en Tauride; Orfeo ed Euridice; Orphée et Eurydice; Paride ed Elena
Gluck: The Great Operas - Alceste; Armide; Iphigénie en Aulide; Iphigénie en Tauride; Orfeo ed Euridice; Orphée et Eurydice; Paride ed Elena

15 CD / Decca / 2014-07-15

Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot; Minkowski, Marc; McCreesh, Paul
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists; Gabrieli Consort; Gabrieli Players; Les Musiciens du Louvre; Monteverdi Choir

July 2, 2014 marks the 300th anniversary of early Classical opera composer Christopher Willibald Gluck. Featuring SEVEN full operas, and a special disc of historical...continue...
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Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos / Jonas Kaufmann, Emily Magee, Elena Mosuc. Daniel Harding [2 DVD]
Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos / Jonas Kaufmann, Emily Magee, Elena Mosuc. Daniel Harding [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / Sony Classical / 2014-07-15

Works: Richard Strauss: Ariadne Auf Naxos
Performers: Kaufmann, Jonas; Magee, Emily; Mosuc, Elena
Conductors: Harding, Daniel
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic

Starring Jonas Kaufmann as Bacchus and featuring Emily Magee with Daniel Harding conducting the Vienna Philharmonic, Ariadne auf Naxos was filmed at the acclaimed Salzburg...continue...
Run Time: 192 min.
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Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos / Jonas Kaufmann, Emily Magee, Elena Mosuc. Daniel Harding [Blu-Ray]
Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos / Jonas Kaufmann, Emily Magee, Elena Mosuc. Daniel Harding [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / Sony Classical / 2014-07-15

Works: Richard Strauss: Ariadne Auf Naxos
Performers: Kaufmann, Jonas; Magee, Emily; Mosuc, Elena
Conductors: Harding, Daniel
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic

Starring Jonas Kaufmann as Bacchus and featuring Emily Magee with Daniel Harding conducting the Vienna Philharmonic, Ariadne auf Naxos was filmed at the acclaimed Salzburg...continue...
Run Time: 192 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
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Chants nostalgiques - works by Godowsky, Kreisler, Schubert, Silvestri, Tarrega / Luiza Borac, piano (bonus: Homage to the great Romanian tenor)
Chants nostalgiques - works by Godowsky, Kreisler, Schubert, Silvestri, Tarrega / Luiza Borac, piano (bonus: Homage to the great Romanian tenor)

1 CD / Avie Records / 2014-07-08


Luiza Borac has captured international accolades for her committed performances of the music of fellow Romanians George Enescu and Dinu Lipatti, as well as the...continue...
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Dumka - Dvorak: Dumka, Op. 35; Balakirev: Dumka in E flat minor & more by Suk, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Lysenko & Martinu / Lada Valesova (piano)
Dumka - Dvorak: Dumka, Op. 35; Balakirev: Dumka in E flat minor & more by Suk, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Lysenko & Martinu / Lada Valesova (piano)

1 CD / Avie Records / 2014-07-08


"You have to take your hat off to someone who can plan a recital CD with the imaginative insight of the investigative musicologist, and then...continue...
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Berlin Philharmonic: Great Recordings - Brahms, Beethoven, Strauss, Mahler, Schumann et al. / Abbado, Karajan, Rattle [8 CDs]
Berlin Philharmonic: Great Recordings - Brahms, Beethoven, Strauss, Mahler, Schumann et al. / Abbado, Karajan, Rattle [8 CDs]

8 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2014-07-08


2013 marked the 100th anniversary of recording between the Berliner Philharmoniker and Deutsche Grammophon, two giants in music. DG celebrated by releasing a hugely successful...continue...
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Beethoven: Diabelli Variations / Peter Orth (piano)
Beethoven: Diabelli Variations / Peter Orth (piano)

1 CD / Challenge / 2014-07-08

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Variations (33) for Piano on a Waltz by Diabelli in C major, Op. 120
Performers: Orth, Peter

Peter Orth was born in Philadelphia, and started playing the piano at age four. At the invitation of Rudolf Serkin in 1978, Orth became a...continue...
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Dvorák: Symphony No. 8; Janácek: Symphonic Suite from Jenufa / Pittsburgh SO, Manfred Honeck
Dvorák: Symphony No. 8; Janácek: Symphonic Suite from Jenufa / Pittsburgh SO, Manfred Honeck

1 Super Audio CD / Reference Recordings / 2014-07-08

Conductors: Honeck, Manfred
Ensemble: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Thrilling live performances from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, in brilliant audiophile sound! This release is the second in the "Pittsburgh Live!" series of multi-channel hybrid...continue...
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Cello Sonatas: Enescu, Prokofiev, Shostakovich / Laura Buruiana (cello), Alexandra Silocea (piano)
Cello Sonatas: Enescu, Prokofiev, Shostakovich / Laura Buruiana (cello), Alexandra Silocea (piano)

1 CD / Avie Records / 2014-07-08


Following two critically acclaimed solo recordings for AVIE, pianist Alexandra Silocea pairs with cellist Laura Buruiana for the Cello Sonatas by Russia's 20th-century compositional giants,...continue...
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Bernhard Lang (b.1957): The Anatomy of Disaster (Monadologie IX) / Arditti String Quartet
Bernhard Lang (b.1957): The Anatomy of Disaster (Monadologie IX) / Arditti String Quartet

1 CD / Winter & Winter / 2014-07-08

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Ensemble: Arditti String Quartet

Bernhard Lang's work examines the meaning of life, revolving around themes of existence and death. Through cellular automats and granular analytical methods, historical texts are...continue...
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Gluck: Opera Arias / Daniel Behle, tenor. Armonia Atenea, George Petrou
Gluck: Opera Arias / Daniel Behle, tenor. Armonia Atenea, George Petrou

1 CD / Decca / 2014-07-01

Works: Christoph Willibald Gluck: Antigono; Semiramide riconosciuta; Ipermestra; Ezio; La contesa de' numi; Le cinesi; Iphigénie en Aulide; Orphée et Eurydice; La Rencontre imprévue
Performers: Behle, Daniel
Conductors: Petrou, George
Ensemble: ; Armonia Atenea

Celebrating the 300th anniversary of Gluck's birth, Daniel Behle presents this album of Gluck's lesser known opera arias. Showcasing their rich variety of styles, he...continue...
Recording information: Athens Concert Hall (Megaron) Recording Centre, Dimitri (07/04/2013-07/09/2013)....continue...
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Spain: Great Guitar Concertos - works by Rodrigo, Bacarisse; Castelnuovo-Tedesco / Karin Schaupp, guitar
Spain: Great Guitar Concertos - works by Rodrigo, Bacarisse; Castelnuovo-Tedesco / Karin Schaupp, guitar

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Joaquín Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar; Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Romancero gitano, for mixed choir & guitar, Op. 152; Salvador Bacarisse: Concertino for guitar & orchestra in A mino...
Performers: Schnaupp, Karin
Conductors: Northey, Benjamin; Chu, Philip
Ensemble: Cantillation; Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

One of Australia's leading guitarists, Karin Schaupp, brings her passionate playing style to these jewels of the concerto repertoire. Her interpretation of the famous Rodrigo...continue...
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Vienna, City of My Dreams
Vienna, City of My Dreams

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Johann Strauss II: Wiener Blut (Vienna Blood), operetta (arr. & edited by A. Müller); Casanova; Carl Zeller: Der Vogelhändler; Der Obersteiger; Rudolf Sieczynski: Wien, du Stadt meiner Tr&#...
Performers: Bowman, Calvin; Cook, Jan; Kenny, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]; Smith, Wilma; Vries, Doug de
Conductors: Bonynge, Richard

Despite being the city where Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Berg and Schoenberg lived and created many of their greater masterpieces, many people still consider...continue...
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János Starker: The Mercury Living Presence Recordings - Music of Bach, Vivaldi, Corelli, Locatelli, Debussy, Chopin, Brahms et al.
János Starker: The Mercury Living Presence Recordings - Music of Bach, Vivaldi, Corelli, Locatelli, Debussy, Chopin, Brahms et al.

10 CD / Decca / 2014-06-10

Conductors: Dorati, Antal
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

One of many celebrated artists on the Mercury Living Presence label, this box is a collection of some of the finest recordings made by the...continue...
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Mystical Songs: Choral Music of Vaughan Williams
Mystical Songs: Choral Music of Vaughan Williams

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: O clap your hands; O taste and see; Mystical Songs (5) for baritone, chorus ad lib & orchestra (or organ); Loch Lomond, folk song for baritone & male chorus; Folksongs from th...
Performers: Biber, Kristy; Bradley, Jonathan; Leighton-Jones, Michael; Reynolds, Timothy; Robinson, Julie; Stagg, Siobhan

The Choir of Trinity College, University of Melbourne, is renowned for its fine singing of music from the Anglican Cathedral tradition. This disc features the...continue...
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Elgar: Dream of Gerontius; Cello Concerto
Elgar: Dream of Gerontius; Cello Concerto

2 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Edward Elgar: Concerto for Cello; The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38
Performers: Wang, Jian
Conductors: Ashkenazy, Vladimir

Gramophone Magazine, May 2012
Ashkenazy conducts with heaps of spirit, tingling drama and red-blooded commitment to the cause, and he draws an unstintingly fresh and laudably...continue...
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Ever Yours: Selected Music and Letters of Percy Grainger
Ever Yours: Selected Music and Letters of Percy Grainger

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Percy Grainger: Mock Morris, for orchestra (elastic scoring) (RMTB 1); Letters; My Robin is to the Greenwood Gone, song for flute, English horn & strings (OEPM 2); Colonial Song, for orchestra (elast...
Conductors: Stanhope, David

MusicWeb International, March 2013
Grainger stylishly presented in Grainger's own words with his own music. There's no better place to start but even seasoned Grainger enthusiasts...continue...
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William Barton and Matthew Hindson: Kalkadungu
William Barton and Matthew Hindson: Kalkadungu

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Matthew Hindson: Kalkadungu, for orchestra; Improvisation for voice & didjeridu no 1; Improvisation for voice & didjeridu no 2; William Barton: Didjeridu solo no 1; I Dream of Sacred... I Am My Dream...
Performers: Barton, Delmae; Barton, William
Conductors: Gill, Richard; Christie, Michael; ; Volmer, Arvo
Ensemble: ; Southern Cross Soloists

The Arts Desk, 22nd September 2012
Mere words can't begin to describe the noise made by William Barton in full flow. It's a sonorous, low roar...continue...
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Jean-Philippe Rameau: Dardanus
Jean-Philippe Rameau: Dardanus

2 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Jean-Philippe Rameau: Dardanus
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocals]; Allan, Miriam; Bennett, Stephen; Bone, Corin; Fraser, Anna; Greco, David; McCusker, Kathryn; Mills, Penelope; Walker, Daniel; Whelan, Paul; Whiteley, Damian
Conductors: Walker, Antony

Gramophone Magazine
...this live recording reminds us that this richly endowed and noble work must seek advocacy and exposure wherever it can. The most compelling reason...continue...
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Antonio Vivaldi: Juditha Triumphans
Antonio Vivaldi: Juditha Triumphans

2 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto per la solennità di S Lorenzo, for violin, 2 oboes, 2 horns, strings & continuo in D major,; Juditha triumphans, RV 645
Performers: Campbell, Fiona; Macliver, Sara; Martin, Rene; Russell, Sally-Anne; Walker, David
Conductors: Cremonesi, Attilio

Australia's most exciting opera company, pinchgut opera has attracted rave reviews since making its debut with handel's semele in 2002. Abc classics has been with...continue...
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Mahler Symphony No. 10
Mahler Symphony No. 10

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 10 in F sharp major (realization by Deryck Cooke)
Conductors: Wigglesworth, Mark

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Mark Wigglesworth has performed the Tenth regularly since a BBC Symphony Orchestra concert in 1991 brought him wide attention...This live Melbourne performance...[is] con...continue...
Recording information: Arts Centre, Hamer Hall, Melbourne (11/13/2008-11/15/2008)....continue...
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Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27
Conductors: Otaka, Tadaaki

Gramophone Magazine, October 2012
[Otaka] remains a highly sympathetic, sure-footed and observant guide through the mighty Second Symphony, and he secures a tidy and spirited response...continue...
Recording information: Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (07/16/2010/07/17/2010)....continue...
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Dupré: Organ Symphony; Cortège et Litanie; Organ Concerto
Dupré: Organ Symphony; Cortège et Litanie; Organ Concerto

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10


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The sharp lines of the piano trio medium suit Piazzolla's music as well as any and better than most...the textural severity keeps the emotion...continue...
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Purcell: Music for a While; If Love's a Sweet Passion; Fairest Isle; Handel: Silete Venti
Purcell: Music for a While; If Love's a Sweet Passion; Fairest Isle; Handel: Silete Venti

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Henry Purcell: King Arthur, Z 628; Fairy Queen, Z 629; The Indian Queen, Z 630; She loves and she confesses too, song, Z. 413; A New Ground for Harpsichord in E minor, Z T682 "Welcome to all the plea...
Performers: Allan, Miriam
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Ensemble: Ironwood (Chamber Ensemble)

Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2012
Alla reveals herself as what these days could almost be termed an 'old-fashioned' early music singer, which is to say bell-like...continue...
Recording information: Eugene Goossens Hall ABC Center, Sydney, New South Wale; Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Center, Sydney, Australia....continue...
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Mozart: Requiem; Exsultate Jubilate; Ave Verum Corpus; Sancta Maria / Macliver, Russel, McMahon, Rhodes
Mozart: Requiem; Exsultate Jubilate; Ave Verum Corpus; Sancta Maria / Macliver, Russel, McMahon, Rhodes

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K 626; Ave verum corpus; Sancta Maria, mater Dei, gradual for chorus & orchestra, K. 273; Exsultate jubilate, K 165 (158a)
Performers: Macliver, Sara
Conductors: Walker, Antony
Ensemble: Orchestra of the Antipodes

International Record Review
A tremendously vivacious and life-affirming performance of Exsultate, jubilate provides a dramatic contrast [with the Requiem]. There's some enchanting orchestra ...continue...
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John Dowland: Sorrow Stay
John Dowland: Sorrow Stay

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: John Dowland: Sorrow, stay, lend true repentant tears, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs); Lady if you so spite me, for voice, lute & bass viol (A Musical Banquet); Go crystal tears, for 4 vo...
Performers: Burwood, Justin; Hodgson, Rosemary

International Record Review, December 2012
Far from wearying the listener with a surfeit of sorrow, this is a very successful recital. It demonstrates nicely the other...continue...
Recording information: St Fidelis' Catholic Church, Coburg, Melbourne, Austral (2011-01-05_2011-01-07&2011-)....continue...
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Sean O'Boyle: River Symphony; Concerto for Didgeridoo
Sean O'Boyle: River Symphony; Concerto for Didgeridoo

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Sean O'Boyle / William Barton: Concerto for Didgeridoo; Sean O'Boyle: Riversymphony, for vocal soloists, chorus & orchestra
Performers: Barton, William; Fraser, Anna; Sheldon, Jane
Conductors: O'Boyle, Sean

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Lovers of film music in the modern Romantic idiom will thrill to Australian composer O’Boyle’s River Symphony. The orchestra sounds as though it...continue...
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Andrew Schultz: Orchestral Works / Richard Mills, Tasmanian SO
Andrew Schultz: Orchestral Works / Richard Mills, Tasmanian SO

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Andrew Schultz: Ending, for orchestra, Op. 72; Concerto for Violin Op. 55; Once upon a time..., for orchestra, Op. 70
Performers: Pike, Jennifer
Conductors: Mills, Richard
Ensemble: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Music Forum, October 2013
To my ears, this is a composer unafraid to speak in any manner (tonal or otherwise) which serves his expressive purpose, utilising...continue...
Recording information: Federation Concert Hall, Hobart (12/02/2008-12/05/2008)....continue...
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Carl Vine: String Quartets
Carl Vine: String Quartets

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Carl Vine: Quartet for Strings no 3; Quartet for Strings no 2; Quartet for Strings no 4; Knips Suite; Quartet for Strings no 5

The Guardian, 1st August 2013
Fabulously assured performances...even if they do not break any radically new ground musically or texturally...it's the different routes those journeys take...continue...
Recording information: Eugene Goossens Hall of the Australian Broadcasting Cor (2009-11-30&2009-12-02_2009-)....continue...
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Bach: Brandenburg Concertos
Bach: Brandenburg Concertos

2 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046; Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047; Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048; Cantata BWV 29 ''Wir danken dir,...
Conductors: Walker, Anthony; McDonald, Anna; Costa, Neal Peres da; Helyard, Erin

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These are fabulous performances in every sense. The playing is so vibrant, so alive that resistance is futile...these recordings demonstrate intelligent period practice...continue...
Recording information: Eugene Goosens Hall, Australian Broadcasting Corporatio (08/07/2003-08/11/2003); Eugene Goosens Hall, Australian Broadcasting Corporatio (08/22/2003-08/25/2003); Eugene Goosens ...continue...
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Belle Epoque: A Portrait of Gabriel Fauré
Belle Epoque: A Portrait of Gabriel Fauré

2 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Gabriel Fauré: Barcarolle for piano no 6 in E flat major, Op. 70; Nocturne for piano no 6 in D flat major, Op. 63; Pavane, Op. 50; Thème et variations, for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 73; B...
Performers: Howat, Roy; Kilpatrick, Emily

Fauré's piano music is utterly captivating in its elegance, lyricism and expressive power. Classically graceful, passionately romantic, boldly innovative, at times even cheekily mischievous, fa...continue...
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Sydney Opera House Organ
Sydney Opera House Organ

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10


BBC Music Magazine, January 2013
The instrument's greatest hits, but refreshing for the virtuosic flow of Dudman's playing on the world's biggest mechanical action organ, in...continue...
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Brahms: A German Requiem
Brahms: A German Requiem

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Johannes Brahms: German Requiem, Op. 45
Conductors: Fritzsch, Johannes

MusicWeb International, August 2012
[Fritzsch's] tempi seem to me to be consistently well chosen and he obtains some very good playing from the Melbourne orchestra while...continue...
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Bach Transcriptions
Bach Transcriptions

3 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata, BWV 140 'Wachet auf'; Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ, chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 253 (BC F35); Ach bleib' bei uns, BWV 649; Der Tag, der ist so freudenreic...
Performers: Gray, Antony

MusicWeb International, 21st June 2013
This set represents a valuable compendium of Bach transcriptions, past and present, in performances that are largely authoritative, but sometimes just...continue...
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Sydney Opera House Opening Concert 1973 [Includes Bonus DVD]
Sydney Opera House Opening Concert 1973 [Includes Bonus DVD]

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Tannhäuser; Tristan und Isolde; Götterdämmerung
Performers: Nilsson, Birgit [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles

One of the most famous nights in australian music occurred in september 1973 when sir charles mackerras conducted the sydney symphony orchestra in the first...continue...
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Handel: Concerti Grossi, Op. 6
Handel: Concerti Grossi, Op. 6

2 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: George Frederick Handel: Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6; Concerto Grosso in E minor, Op.6/3, HWV 321; Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op.6/7, HWV 325; Concerto Grosso in D major, Op.6/5, HWV 323; Conce...
Performers: Dyer, Paul

Gramophone Magazine
...these are performances of style and understanding into which Paul Dyer and his fine period orchestra have plunged with freshness, buoyancy and joyful enthusiasm....continue...
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Tchaikovsky: Complete Symphonies [Box Set]
Tchaikovsky: Complete Symphonies [Box Set]

6 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 1 in G minor, Op. 13 "Winter daydreams"; Symphony no 2 in C minor, Op. 17 "Little Russian"; Symphony no 3 in D major, Op. 29 "Polish"; Symphony no 4 in F minor,...
Conductors: Caetani, Oleg

Six CD set of the complete symphonies of Tchaikovsky are an imperative for any serious record collector. This recording from the critically acclaimed MSO Live...continue...
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Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 3; Schumann: Piano Quartet / Pro Arte Piano Quartet
Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 3; Schumann: Piano Quartet / Pro Arte Piano Quartet

1 CD / Decca / 2014-06-03

Conductors:
Ensemble: Pro Arte Piano Quartet

Eloquence is a series of classical recordings culled from the archives of Decca and Deutsche Grammophon and originating from Australia. One of the most critically-acclaimed...continue...
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Verdi: Don Carlo / Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros, Matti Salminen, Thomas Hampson, Ekaterina Semenchuk et al. Anthony Papano [2 DVD]
Verdi: Don Carlo / Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros, Matti Salminen, Thomas Hampson, Ekaterina Semenchuk et al. Anthony Papano [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / Sony Classical / 2014-06-03

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlos
Performers: Halfvarson, Eric; Hampson, Thomas; Harteros, Anja; Kaufmann, Jonas; Salminen, Matti; Semenchuk, Ekaterina
Conductors: Papano, Anthony
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic

The highlight of the 2013 Salzburg Festival in Giuseppe Verdi's bicentennial year, Don Carlo is conducted by Antonio Pappano and stars Jonas Kaufmann in the...continue...
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Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean
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Verdi: Don Carlo / Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros, Matti Salminen, Thomas Hampson, Ekaterina Semenchuk et al. Anthony Papano [Blu-Ray]
Verdi: Don Carlo / Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros, Matti Salminen, Thomas Hampson, Ekaterina Semenchuk et al. Anthony Papano [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / Sony Classical / 2014-06-03

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlos
Performers: Halfvarson, Eric; Hampson, Thomas; Harteros, Anja; Kaufmann, Jonas; Salminen, Matti; Semenchuk, Ekaterina
Conductors: Papano, Anthony
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic

The highlight of the 2013 Salzburg Festival in Giuseppe Verdi's bicentennial year, Don Carlo is conducted by Antonio Pappano and stars Jonas Kaufmann in the...continue...
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean
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John Maynard (1577-1633): The XII Wonders of the World, 1611; Character Songs of Campion, Hume, Ravenscroft, Parsons
John Maynard (1577-1633): The XII Wonders of the World, 1611; Character Songs of Campion, Hume, Ravenscroft, Parsons

1 CD / Decca / 2014-06-03

Works: John Maynard: The 12 Wonders of the World, for voices & ensemble; Thomas Campion: Jack and Joan, for voices, lute & ensemble; Tobias Hume: Tobacco for bass & ensemble; Anonymous, English: The Willow ...
Performers: Elliot, Paul [Tenor Vocals]; Hill, Martyn [Tenor Vocals]; Kirkby, Emma; Rooley, Anthony [Lute]; Skinner, John York; Thomas, David [Bass Vocal]
Conductors: Rooley, Anthony; Jones, Trevor
Ensemble: Consort of Musicke

Eloquence is a series of classical recordings culled from the archives of Decca and Deutsche Grammophon and originating from Australia. One of the most critically-acclaimed...continue...
Recording information: Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, UK (01/1975)....continue...
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Orient Express: 20 Light Classics - Europe & Beyond: Incl. Tea for Two; Skaters' Waltz; Fado; A Star is Born / Iain Sutherland
Orient Express: 20 Light Classics - Europe & Beyond: Incl. Tea for Two; Skaters' Waltz; Fado; A Star is Born / Iain Sutherland

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2014-05-27

Conductors: Sutherland, Iain
Ensemble: Iain Sutherland Concert Orchestra

Twenty light orchestral gems, including the Waltz from `Murder on the Orient Express,` Tea for Two, The Skaters' Waltz, Gymnopedie No. 1 (Satie), and Humoresque...continue...
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Khachaturian: Violin & Piano Concertos / Boris Gutnikov, violin; Annette Servadei, piano
Khachaturian: Violin & Piano Concertos / Boris Gutnikov, violin; Annette Servadei, piano

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2014-05-27

Conductors: Ivanov, Konstantin; Giunta, Joseph
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra; USSR Large Symphony Orchestra

Two concertos from one of the most celebrated composers of the twentieth century, Aram Khachaturian. Best known for his orchestral suites, ballets, and symphonies, these...continue...
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Felix Mendelssohn & John Adams: Violin Concertos / Chad Hoopes, violin. Kristjan Jarvi, MDR Leipzig Radio SO
Felix Mendelssohn & John Adams: Violin Concertos / Chad Hoopes, violin. Kristjan Jarvi, MDR Leipzig Radio SO

1 CD / Naïve / 2014-05-27

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin in D minor; John Adams: Concerto for Violin
Performers: Hoopes, Chad
Conductors: Järvi, Kristjan
Ensemble: MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra

For those just discovering Chad Hoopes, nineteen-year-old American violinist, the term "revelation" aptly applies. For his début in the recording studio he has chosen two...continue...
Recording information: MDR-Studio Leipzig (Augustusplatz) (11/2013)....continue...
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20 Favourite Psalms from Great Cathedrals
20 Favourite Psalms from Great Cathedrals

1 CD / Griffin Records / 2014-05-27


An album of twenty psalms performed in some of the most lauded cathedral spaces in the British Isles, including Christ Church Oxford, Salisbury Cathedral, Westminster...continue...
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