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Handel: Aci, Galatea & Polifemo / Staskiewicz, Abadie, Invernizzi. Fabio Bonizzoni
Handel: Aci, Galatea & Polifemo / Staskiewicz, Abadie, Invernizzi. Fabio Bonizzoni

2 CD / Glossa / 2013-09-24

Works: George Frederick Handel: Sorgi il dì, HWV 72 "Aci, Galatea, e Polifemo"; Clori, Tirsi e Fileno, HWV 96
Performers: Abadie, Lisandro; Bonizzoni, Fabio; Invernizzi, Roberta; Staskiewicz, Blandine
Conductors: Bonizzoni, Fabio
Ensemble: ; La Risonanza

Fabio Bonizzoni returns with his long-awaited new recording of Handel's Aci, Galatea e Polifemo which serves both as a pendant for his award-winning series of...continue...
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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 / 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...

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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Elgar: The Apostles / Sir Mark Elder, Halle Orchestra and Choir
Elgar: The Apostles / Sir Mark Elder, Halle Orchestra and Choir

2 CD / Halle Records / 2013-01-08

Works: Edward Elgar: The Apostles, Op. 49
Performers: Coote, Alice; Evans, Rebecca; Groves, Paul; Imbrailo, Jacques; Kempster, David; Sherratt, Brindley
Conductors: Elder, Mark

This new release presents the oratorio planned to open the trilogy, the lesser-known and under-served work The Apostles, in a performance The Guardian described as...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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Time Traveller: Weimar Germany
Time Traveller: Weimar Germany

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2012-04-10

Works: Paul Hindemith: Kammermusik no 1 with Finale, for 12 solo instruments, Op. 24 no 1; Kammermusik no 2, for 12 solo instruments, Op. 36 no 1; Kurt Weill: Alabama Song, for voice & orchestra (from "Aufs...
Performers: Archer, Robyn; Hendricks, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Vogt, Lars
Conductors: Abbado, Claudio; Muldowney, Dominic; Klemperer, Otto; Welser-Möst, Franz; Metzmacher, Ingo; Bertini, Gary; Jansons, Mariss

Famed for its divine decadence, explosive politics, rampant inflation and feverish creativity. Germany's Weimar Republic - born in the wake of World War I -...continue...
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Une fête Baroque! /  Anne Sofie von Otter; Sandrine Piau; Natalie Dessay; Philippe Jaroussky; Patricia Petibon
Une fête Baroque! / Anne Sofie von Otter; Sandrine Piau; Natalie Dessay; Philippe Jaroussky; Patricia Petibon

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2012-03-13

Works: Jean-Philippe Rameau: Les Indes galantes; Hippolyte et Aricie; Dardanus, Tragédie lyrique; Platée, Ballet-bouffon; Castor et Pollux, Tragédie lyrique; Dardanus; Jean-Baptiste Lully: Th...
Performers: Azzaretti, Jael; Benichou, Olivier; Bertin, Pascal; Billiet, Jeroen; Claycomb, Laura; Degand, Stephanie-Marie; Degout, Stephane; Deshayes, Karine; Dessay, Natalie; Fierro, Sydney; Haidan, Delphine; H...
Conductors: Haïm, Emmanuelle
Ensemble: Le Concert dÆ Astree

Paris's Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Le Concert d' Astree, under its founder and conductor Emmanuelle Haim gave a concert entitled Fetes Baroques to celebrate its 10th...continue...
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Great Christmas Classics by Schutz, Scarlatti, J.S. Bach, Handel
Great Christmas Classics by Schutz, Scarlatti, J.S. Bach, Handel

1 CD / Gift of Music / 2011-10-25

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Alessandro Scarlatti: Oh di Betlemme altera povertà, chamber cantata for soprano & strings ("Cantata pastorale per la nati; Johann Sebastian B...
Performers: Hubert, Kurt; Lane, Jennifer; Majkut, Erich; Price, Dave; Schmalhofer, Josef; Speiser, Elisabeth; Stocklassa, Gertraud; Wilhelms, Gunther
Conductors: Radu, Valentin; Kehr, Günter; Rilling, Helmuth; Grossmann, Ferdinand
Ensemble: ; Stuttgart Bach Orchestra; The Amadeus Ensemble; Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Joyous & uplifting Christmas music by the 4 great baroque composers. A musical telling of the Christmas story from Handel's Messiah, Bach's Christmas Oratorio, Schutz...continue...
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GOM 1258
Haydn: 4 Masses; Stabat Mater / Harnoncourt
Haydn: 4 Masses; Stabat Mater / Harnoncourt

6 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-05-31

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Missa in Tempore belli, for soloists, chorus, organ & orchestra in C major ("Paukenmesse"), H. 22/9; Salve Regina, for 4 soloists, chorus, strings & organ obbligato in G minor ("O...
Performers: Bonney, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Lippert, Herbert [Tenor Vocals]; Magnus, Elisabeth von; Mei, Eva; Miles, Alastair [Bass Vocals]; Oelze, Christiane [Soprano Voc...
Conductors: Harnoncourt, Nikolaus

"Harnoncourt's sense of pace in Haydn is unerring and makes it a pick - highly recommended" (BBC Music Magazine). Nikolaus Harnoncourt's celebrated cycle of Haydn's...continue...
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Elgar: Violin Concerto
Elgar: Violin Concerto

1 CD / Halle Records / 2010-06-08

Works: Edward Elgar: The Kingdom, Op. 51; Concerto for Violin in B minor, Op. 61; The Dream of Gerontius
Performers: Coote, Alice; Zehetmair, Thomas [Conductor/Violin]
Conductors: Elder, Mark

Following their success in the 2009 Classic FM Gramophone Awards, the Halle and Sir Mark Elder return to the music of Elgar, coupling the beloved...continue...
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Zen Voices
Zen Voices

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2010-05-18

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Songs (14), Op. 34; Samuel Barber: Agnus Dei; Gabriel Fauré: Pavane, Op. 50; Requiem; Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11; Après un rêve, Op. 7 no 1; Wolfgang Amadeus M...
Performers: Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Caballe, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Cornwell, Joseph; Daniels, David; Desderi, Claudio; Dessay, Natalie; Gens, Veronique; Hallenbe...
Conductors: Schoenwandt, Michael; Hill, David; Barenboim, Daniel; Haitink, Bernard; Equilbey, Laurence; Paavo, Järvi; Plasson, Michel; Guadagno, Anton; Mackerras, Charles; Gardelli, Lamberto; Litton, Andrew...
Ensemble: ; Cellos ensemble of the Orchestre de Paris; Ensemble Matheus; Ensemble Orchestral de Paris; Ensemble Vocal et Instrumental de Lausanne; Kammer Ensemble de Paris; Nash Ensemble
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VCL 284432
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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WRNC 975882B
Best Adagio Voices 100
Best Adagio Voices 100

6 CD / Warner Classics / 2009-10-06

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Songs (14), Op. 34; Ave Maria; Samuel Barber: Agnus Dei; Gabriel Fauré: Pavane, Op. 50; Requiem, Op. 48; Ave Verum, Op. 65; Après un rêve, Op. 7 no 1; Cantique de J...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Boufil, Paul; Bouillat, Jean-Louis; Butt, John [Organ, Conductor]; Caballe, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Callas, Mari...
Conductors: Schoenwandt, Michael; Hill, David; Barenboim, Daniel; Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Haitink, Bernard; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Giulini, Carlo Maria; Ferro, Gabriele; Paavo, Järvi; Guadagno, Anton; Lo...
Ensemble: ; Capella Bavariae; Cellos ensemble of the Orchestre de Paris; Consort of Musicke; Ensemble instrumental de Genève ; Ensemble Instrumental de Lausanne; La Orfanelle della Pieta; Le Concert d'As...

This 6-CD set covers many of the most popular melodic works composed for the human voice and is programmed for a relaxed listening experience. This...continue...
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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 [Tenor Vocals]; Fleming, Renée; Fuller, Albert; Gritton, Sus...
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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Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius Op. 38 / Elder, Groves, Terfel, Coote, et al
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius Op. 38 / Elder, Groves, Terfel, Coote, et al

2 CD / Halle Records / 2009-01-13

Works: Edward Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38
Performers: Coote, Alice; Groves, Paul; Terfel, Bryn [Baritone/Bass]

Elgar's late masterpiece is an extraordinary work full of drama and passion alongside exquisite music of sublime delicacy. It is a moving expression of the...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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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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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 Pré...
Conductors: Barbirolli, John; Groves, Charles; Handley, Vernon; Boult, Adrian; Collingwood, Lawrance; Marriner, Sir Neville; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Hickox, Richard; Robinson, Christopher; del Mar, Norman; Halse...
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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Bach, Handel: Solo Cantatas & Arias
Bach, Handel: Solo Cantatas & Arias

2 CD / Warner 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 [Conductor/Harpsi...
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 / 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: Das Klagende Lied / Tilson Thomas, San Francisco SO
Mahler: Das Klagende Lied / Tilson Thomas, San Francisco SO

1 CD / San Francisco Media / 2007-09-11

Works: Gustav Mahler: Das klagende Lied, cantata for soloists, chorus & orchestra
Performers: DeYoung, Michelle; Leiferkus, Sergei [Bass Vocals]; Shaguch, Marina; Vocals], Thomas Moser [Tenor
Conductors: Thomas, Michael Tilson
Ensemble: San Francisco Symphony Chorus

For the benefit of the collectors and MTT fans everywhere, the San Francisco Symphony label is pleased to bring back this essential Mahler recording, now...continue...
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Handel: Il Trionfo del Tempo / Haïm, Dessay, et al
Handel: Il Trionfo del Tempo / Haïm, Dessay, et al

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2007-05-08

Works: George Frederick Handel: Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno
Performers: Breslik, Pavol [Tenor Vocal]; Degand, Stéphanie-Marie; Dessay, Natalie; Haïm, Emmanuelle [Conductor/Harpsichord]; Hallenberg, Ann
Conductors: Haïm, Emmanuelle
Ensemble: Le Concert d'Astrée

BBC Music Magazine Disc of the Month, May 2007. "The first fruit of Handel's early collaborations with Italian musicians in Rome, this sublime cantata is...continue...
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Classics - Handel: Messiah (Highlights) / Pearlman
Classics - Handel: Messiah (Highlights) / Pearlman

1 CD / Telarc / 2006-08-29

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
Performers: Clift, Karen; Fowler, Bruce; Ledbetter, Victor; Robbin, Catherine
Conductors: Pearlman, Martin
Ensemble: Boston Baroque

"...one of the happiest Messiahs on disc." - Gramophone...continue...
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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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Schoenberg: Gurre-Lieder / O'Mara, Diener, et al
Schoenberg: Gurre-Lieder / O'Mara, Diener, et al

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-01-18

Works: Arnold Schoenberg: Gurrelieder
Performers: Diener, Melanie; Hill, Martyn [Tenor Vocals]; Lane, Jennifer; O'Mara, Stephen; Wilson-Johnson, David
Conductors: Craft, Robert
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

The most popular and the most important of all Schoenberg's choral works, 'Gurre-Lieder', part oratorio, part dramatic cantata, is a setting of poems by the...continue...
Recording information: The Colosseum, Watford, England (10/16/2001-10/20/2001)....continue...
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Schoenberg: Concerto for String Quartet, etc / Jennifer Lane
Schoenberg: Concerto for String Quartet, etc / Jennifer Lane

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-01-18

Works: Arnold Schoenberg: Concerto for String Quartet after Handel's Op. 6 no 7; Suite for piano, Op. 25; Gurrelieder; Book of the Hanging Gardens, Op. 15; Spoken Word: A Conversation with Arnold Schoenberg
Performers: Lane, Jennifer; Oldfather, Christopher [Piano]
Conductors: Craft, Robert
Ensemble: 20th Century-Fox Symphony Orchestra; Fred Sherry String Quartet

"For all the demanding density and complexity of his music, Schoenberg always gave his listeners a foothold. The performances on this disc bring him across...continue...
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Trio - Handel: Belshazzar / Pinnock, Rolfe-Johnson, et al
Trio - Handel: Belshazzar / Pinnock, Rolfe-Johnson, et al

3 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2004-06-15

Works: George Frederick Handel: Belshazzar, HWV 61
Performers: Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Coe, Jane; Gooding, Julia; Ledingham, Iain; Pinnock, Trevor; Robbin, Catherine; Robertson, Bernard; Robertson, Nicholas; Rolfe Johnson, An...
Conductors: Pinnock, Trevor
Ensemble: English Concert Choir

This set, Trevor Pinnock's recommended recording of Belshazzar includes an all-star cast and has a full and well-balanced sound....continue...
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Handel: Messiah / Parrott, Gauvin, Lane, Elwes, et al
Handel: Messiah / Parrott, Gauvin, Lane, Elwes, et al

2 CD / Arabesque / 2004-05-25

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
Performers: Elwes, John; Gauvin, Karina; Lane, Jennifer; Polegato, Brett
Conductors: Parrott, Andrew
Ensemble: Handel & Haydn Society
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Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet, etc / Toscanini, NBC SO
Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet, etc / Toscanini, NBC SO

3 CD / Guild / 2004-04-01

Works: Recorded Sound: NBC Sunday Concert Broadcast commentary; Hector Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17; La damnation de Faust, Op. 24
Performers: Garris, John; Harrell, Mark; Moscona, Nicola; Swarthout, Gladys
Conductors: Toscanini, Arturo
Ensemble: NBC Symphony Chorus; NBC Symphony Orchestra
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Haydn: Original Canzonettas, etc / Von Magnus, Bogaart
Haydn: Original Canzonettas, etc / Von Magnus, Bogaart

1 CD / Challenge / 2003-02-04

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Spirit's Song, H 26a no 41; Original Canzonettas Book 2, H 26a; Original Canzonettas Book 1, H 26a; Fidelity, Hob. 26a no 30; The Wanderer, song for voice & keyboard (from English...
Performers: Bogaart, Jacob; Magnus, Elisabeth von

Haydn's original canzonettas, very rarely recorded, were composed during his two trips to London in 1792 and 1794. Along with his cantata Arianna a Naxos,...continue...
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CHL 72109
Handel: The Choice of Hercules / King, Gritton, Blaze, et al
Handel: The Choice of Hercules / King, Gritton, Blaze, et al

1 CD / Hyperion / 2002-05-01

Works: George Frederick Handel: The Choice of Hercules, oratorio, HWV 69; Maurice Greene: Hearken Unto Me, Ye Holy Children, anthem for soloists, chorus & ensemble
Performers: Blaze, Robin [Counter Tenor Vocals]; Coote, Alice; Daniels, Charles [Tenor Vocals]; Gritton, Susan; Harvey, Peter Harvey
Conductors: King, Robert
Ensemble: King's Consort

"First of all, let's escape the trap into which so many catalog listings fall: 'The Choice of Hercules' is NOT the same as 'Hercules'. King...continue...
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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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CL4P 69608
Edition Bachakademie Vol 67 - Secular Cantatas BWV 212, 213
Edition Bachakademie Vol 67 - Secular Cantatas BWV 212, 213

1 CD / Hanssler Classic / 2000-02-22

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 212, "Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet," (Peasant Cantata), BWV 212 (BC G32); Cantata no 213, Herkules auf dem Scheidewege ("Lasst uns sorgen, Lasst uns wachen"), BWV 213
Performers: Danz, Ingeborg; Quasthoff, Thomas; Rubens, Sibylla; Schafer, Christine; Schmidt, Andreas [Baritone Vocals]; Ullmann, Marcus
Conductors: Rilling, Helmuth
Ensemble: Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart ; Stuttgart Bach Collegium
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HAN 92067
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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Telemann: Chamber Cantatas, Trio Sonatas / Musica Pacifica
Telemann: Chamber Cantatas, Trio Sonatas / Musica Pacifica

1 CD / Sono Luminus / 1997-08-27

Works: Georg Philipp Telemann: Sonata for 2 violins (or 2 flutes) & continuo in D major (Sonates Corellisantes no 6), TWV 42; In gering und rauhen Schalen, sacred cantata for voice, flute & continuo (HGD), ...
Performers: Brandes, Christine; Lane, Jennifer
Conductors:
Ensemble: Musica Pacifica

"Everything here is beautifully performed with energy and joy. The sound is excellent, there are English translations for the cantata texts, and notewriter Michelle Dulak...continue...
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Handel: Judas Maccabaeus / Thomas Fey
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus / Thomas Fey

2 CD / Christophorus / 1992-10-01

Works: George Frederick Handel: Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63
Performers: Durmuller, Jorg; Magnus, Elisabeth von; Selig, Franz-Josef; Worle, Robert
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CHR 77128
britten: the rape of lucretia
britten: the rape of lucretia

2 CD / Decca Import / 1990-02-05

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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