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Britten: The Complete Works [66 CDs]
Britten: The Complete Works [66 CDs]

66 CD / Decca / 2013-08-13

Works: Benjamin Britten: Paul Bunyan, operetta, Op. 17; Peter Grimes; The Rape of Lucretia; Albert Herring, Op. 39; Billy Budd, Op. 50; Gloriana, opera, Op. 53; Turn of the Screw, chamber opera, Op. 54; A M...
Performers: Alley, John [Piano]; Apekisheva, Katya; Ashton, Graham; Atherton, Elizabeth; Auchincloss, Daniel; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Ballard, Jeremy; Barantschik, Alexander; Bashmet, Yuri [Con...
Conductors: Brunelle, Philip; Britten, Benjamin; Mackerras, Charles; Bedford, Steuart; del Mar, Norman; Burgess, Russell; Llewellyn, Grant; Brabbins, Martyn; Steen, Jac van; Nagano, Kent; Goehr, Walter; ; Malcol...
Ensemble: ; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; English Chamber Orchestra; English Opera Group Ensemble; Gabrieli String Quartet; London Symphony Orchestra; Melos Ensemble of London; Members of the Philip Jon...

Decca celebrates 100 years since the birth of England's greatest 20th Century composer, Benjamin Britten, with a unique limited edition 65-CD box containing his entire...continue...
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Dame Janet Baker Anniversary Edition: The Great EMI Recordings [20 CDs]
Dame Janet Baker Anniversary Edition: The Great EMI Recordings [20 CDs]

20 CD / EMI Classics / 2013-06-18

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: L'Arianna; L'incoronazione di Poppea; Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantata pastorale per la nascità di Nostro Signore; Domenico Scarlatti: Salve Regina, motet for soprano, strings &...
Performers: Aronowitz, Cecil; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Erwen, Keith; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Gauntlett, Ambrose; Heath, Kenneth [Cello];...
Conductors: Leppard, Raymond; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; Gönnenwein, Wolfgang; Willcocks, David; Marriner, Sir Neville; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Klemperer, Otto; Mackerras, Charles; Ferencsik, János; Hic...

The English mezzo-soprano made her debut in 1956 as Miss Roza in The Secret and is considered an outstanding singing actress, widely admired or her...continue...
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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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The Very Best of Janet Baker
The Very Best of Janet Baker

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-07-26

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio; George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Felix Mendelssohn: Elijah; On Wings of Song; Johannes Brahms: Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53; Gesänge (2) fo...
Performers: Aronowitz, Cecil; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Butt, John [Organ, Conductor]; Hugh, Timothy; Moore, Gerald [Piano]; Parsons, Geoffrey; Previn, Andre...
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Mackerras, Charles; Frühbeck de Burgos, Rafae; Boult, Adrian; Barbirolli, John; Previn, Andre; Ledger, Philip [Organ]
Ensemble: ; Academy Of St Martin In The Fields; Choir Of King's College, Cambridge; English Chamber Orchestra; Hallé Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra
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EMI 947172
Best Of British / Addinsell, Arnold, Britten, Butterworth, et al.
Best Of British / Addinsell, Arnold, Britten, Butterworth, et al.

3 CD / EMI 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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EMI 316002B
British Music / Sir Simon Rattle
British Music / Sir Simon Rattle

11 CD / EMI 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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EMI 975882B
Handel Gold - Bartoli, Fleming, Kozená, Terfel, Villazón, Te Kanawa, Sutherland, et al
Handel Gold - Bartoli, Fleming, Kozená, Terfel, Villazón, Te Kanawa, Sutherland, et al

2 CD / Decca / 2009-04-14

Works: George Frederick Handel: Giulio Cesare, HWV 17; Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno; MEDLEY; Alcina; Ariodante; Atalanta; Giulio Cesare; Tamerlano; Il Floridante, HWV 14; Muzio Scevola, HWV 13; Jep...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bartoli, Cecilia; Berganza, Teresa [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Bumbry, Grace; Domingo, Placido; Fleming, Renee; Fuller, Albert; Gritton, Susan; Horne, Marilyn [Me...
Conductors: Rose, Barry; Minkowski, Marc; Viotti, Marcello; Bonynge, Richard; Bicket, Harry; McCreesh, Paul; Curtis, Alan; Dunn, Thomas; Gardiner, John Eliot; Boult, Adrian; Preston, Simon; Mackerras, Charles; L...
Ensemble: ; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus; Baroque Chamber Orchestra; Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra; Cappella Coloniensis; Dresden Staatskapelle; English B...

This 2-CD set celebrates the 250th anniversary of Handel's death and includes selections from Handel's most beautiful operas, oratorios, arias and choruses. This definitive greatest...continue...
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Icon - Dame Janet Baker - The Beloved Mezzo Sings Mahler, Elgar, Berlioz, Chausson, etc
Icon - Dame Janet Baker - The Beloved Mezzo Sings Mahler, Elgar, Berlioz, Chausson, etc

5 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-09-02

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

A new release in the recently-launched EMI Classics ICON Series, this 5-CD set is dedicated to Dame Janet Baker, long praised as one of the...continue...
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EMI 080872
Elgar: The Collector's Edition
Elgar: The Collector's Edition

30 CD / EMI 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 Pré...
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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EMI 036032
Bach, Handel: Solo Cantatas & Arias
Bach, Handel: Solo Cantatas & Arias

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2007-10-23

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 82, "Ich habe genug" BWV 82; Cantata no 169 "Gott soll allein mein Herze haben" BWV 169; Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248; Cantata no 190, "Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lie...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Beckett, Edward; Black, Neil; Dolmetsch, Jeanne; Dolmetsch, Marguerite; Gatt, Martin; Gray, John; Heath, Kenneth [Cello]; Kraemer, Nicholas; Lloyd, Peter [Fl...
Conductors: Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; Marriner, Sir Neville; Leppard, Raymond

"We seldom hear Bach sung like this any more. The modern fashion is to skim nimbly and objectively across the notes, but Baker will have...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 / EMI 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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EMI 919732
100 Best Sacred Works
100 Best Sacred Works

6 CD / EMI 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 Vocal]; Argenta, Nancy; Augér, Arleen [Soprano]; Bär, Olaf; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barley, Peter; Bayco, Fre...
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 Ens...

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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EMI 892272B
Britten Conducts Britten Operas Vol 2
Britten Conducts Britten Operas Vol 2

10 CD / Decca / 2005-03-15

Works: Benjamin Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64; Phaedra, Op. 93; The Rape of Lucretia; Turn of the Screw, chamber opera, Op. 54; Death in Venice, opera, Op. 88; Gloriana, opera, Op. 53
Performers: Adams, Stephen James; Ainsley, John Mark; Alder, Eric; Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barstow, Josephine; Bates, Angela Vernon; Bauer, Michael; Bowen, Kenneth; Bowma...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin; Bedford, Steuart; Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: ; Welsh National Opera Chorus

These recordings of the remaining five Britten operas in the Decca catalog are conducted by mixture of the composer and two colleagues, Steuart Bedford and...continue...
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britten: the rape of lucretia
britten: the rape of lucretia

2 CD / Decca Imports / 2003-04-08

Works: Benjamin Britten: Phaedra, Op. 93; The Rape of Lucretia
Performers: Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Drake, Bryan; Harper, Heather; Hill, Jenny; Luxon, Benjamin [Baritone Vocal]; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart; Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
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DECI 425666
Unforgettable Classics - Handel: Messiah Highlights
Unforgettable Classics - Handel: Messiah Highlights

1 CD / Classics For Pleasure / 2000-04-11

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Harwood, Elizabeth [Soprano Vocals]; Herincx, Raimund; Tear, Robert
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: Ambrosian Singers; English Chamber Orchestra
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Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius / Barbirolli, Baker, et al
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius / Barbirolli, Baker, et al

2 CD / EMI 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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