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Beethoven: Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II; Cantata on the Accession of Emperor Leopold II / Judith Howarth, Janice Watson, Jean Rigby, John Mark Ainsley, José Van Dam
Beethoven: Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II; Cantata on the Accession of Emperor Leopold II / Judith Howarth, Janice Watson, Jean Rigby, John Mark Ainsley, José Van Dam

1 CD / Hyperion / 2014-08-12

Conductors: Best, Matthew
Ensemble: Corydon Orchestra; Corydon Singers

This mid-priced reissue features Beethoven choral works sung by the Corydon Singers and Matthew Best. It includes the composer's famous Opferlied, here performed beautifully by...continue...
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Vaugham Williams: Choral Works / Best, Corydon Singers, et al
Vaugham Williams: Choral Works / Best, Corydon Singers, et al

4 CD / Hyperion / 2008-06-10

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Serenade to music; Mystical Songs (5) for baritone, chorus ad lib & orchestra (or organ); Fantasia on Christmas Carols; Flos campi; Dona nobis pacem; Hymns (4) for Tenor, Viol...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Allen, Thomas; Barratt, Christine; Best, Jonathan; Bowen, John; Connell, Elizabeth; Connell, John; Davies, Arthur [Tenor Vocal]; Davies, Maldwyn; Dawson, Anne; Dawson, Lynne [Sopr...
Conductors: Best, Matthew
Ensemble: Corydon Orchestra; Corydon Singers; English Chamber Orchestra

Issued to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Vaughan Williams' death, this collection is tantalizing: it starts with one of the best-selling discs in the Hyperion...continue...
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Beethoven: Mass in C, Tremate, etc / Best, Watson, et al
Beethoven: Mass in C, Tremate, etc / Best, Watson, et al

1 CD / Hyperion / 2006-11-14

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Mass in C major, Op. 86; Ah, Perfido!, Op. 65; Nei giorni tuoi felici, duet for 2 voices & orchestra, WoO 93; Tremate, Empi, Tremate for 3 voices & orchestra, Op. 116
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Howell, Gwynne; Rigby, Jean; Watson, Janice
Conductors: Best, Matthew
Ensemble: Corydon Orchestra; Corydon Singers

"The recording gives much pleasure...throughout, an excellent feature of the performances is the playing of the Corydon Orchestra." -Gramophone...continue...
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Vaughan Williams: Hugh the Drover / Best, Bottone, Evans
Vaughan Williams: Hugh the Drover / Best, Bottone, Evans

2 CD / Hyperion / 2004-01-01

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Hugh the Drover
Performers: Atkinson, Lynton; Bottone, Bonaventura; Coote, Alice; Evans, Rebecca; Evans, Wynford; Gooding, Julia; Hulton, Adrian; Jenkins, Neil; Nicoll, Harry; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]; Poulton, Robert; Saun...
Conductors: Best, Matthew
Ensemble: Corydon Orchestra

'Enchanting, heartwarming' (Fanfare, USA)

'This sparkling recording makes it clear that 'Hugh the Drover' is a work that deserves to be staged professionally at regular intervals....continue...
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Beethoven: Cantata on the death of Emperor Joseph II, etc
Beethoven: Cantata on the death of Emperor Joseph II, etc

1 CD / Hyperion / 1997-03-01

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Auf den Tod Kasier Josephs II, cantata for soloists, chorus & orchestra, WoO 87; Auf die Erhebung Leopold des Zweiten, cantata for soloists, chorus & orchestra, WoO 88; Opferlie...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Howarth, Judith; Rigby, Jean; Singers, Corydon; Smith, Roger; Van Dam, Jose [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Watson, Janice
Conductors: Rakowski, Maciej; Best, Matthew
Ensemble: Corydon Orchestra; Corydon Singers

"Beethoven was only 19 when in Bonn he was commissioned to write this 40-minute cantata on the Emperor's death...When he came to write Fidelio, he...continue...
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Bruckner: The Masses, Te Deum, etc / Best, Corydon Singers
Bruckner: The Masses, Te Deum, etc / Best, Corydon Singers

3 CD / Hyperion / 1996-12-01

Works: Anton Bruckner: Te Deum in C major, WAB 45; Mass no 1 in D minor, WAB 26; Aequale no 1 for 3 Trombones in C minor, WAB 114; Libera me, Domine (II), motet for chorus, 3 trombones & organ in F minor, W...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Booth, Juliet; Brenner, Roger; Brown, Phillip; Hegedus, Olga; Howell, Gwynne; Lewis, Keith; Martin, Thomas [Double Bass]; Miles, Alastair [Bass Vocals]; O'Donnell, James [Organ]; ...
Conductors: Best, Matthew
Ensemble: Corydon Orchestra; Corydon Singers; English Chamber Orchestra Wind Ensemble

"The sacred music of Bruckner appears, like his symphonies, to be an acquired taste. But - also as with the symphonies - those who have...continue...
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Cherubini: Requiem in C minor, March funèbre / Best, Corydon
Cherubini: Requiem in C minor, March funèbre / Best, Corydon

1 CD / Hyperion / 1996-02-09

Works: Luigi Cherubini: Funeral March; Requiem in C minor
Conductors: Best, Matthew
Ensemble: Corydon Orchestra; Corydon Singers

'A really knockout performance of a dramatic Marche funèbre with some startling effects' (BBC Record Review)

'Record of the Month' (Classic FM Magazine)

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Vaughan Williams: Toward the Unknown Region, etc / Best
Vaughan Williams: Toward the Unknown Region, etc / Best

1 CD / Hyperion / 1994-02-01

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem; Hymns (4) for Tenor, Viola and Strings; Toward the Unknown Region, for chorus & orchestra; O clap your hands; Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Refuge, motet for solo...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Allen, Thomas; Howarth, Judith; Singers, Corydon; Souter, Matthew
Conductors: Best, Matthew
Ensemble: Corydon Orchestra; Corydon Singers

'Sit back and enjoy this VW concert of uncommon power and beauty ... another luscious plum in the Hyperion catalogue' (Soundscapes, Australia)

'An enticing VW...continue...
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