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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; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Ballard, Jeremy; Barantschik, Alexander; Bashmet, Yuri [Conductor/Viola]; Berkel...
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; Members of the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble (Member;...

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 [Conductor]; Gauntlett, Ambrose; Heath, Kenneth [Cello]; Howe...
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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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 / EMI 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...
Recording information: Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris, France (12/19/2011)....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
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 vocals]; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Lippert, Herbert [Tenor Vocals]; Magnus, Elisabeth von; Mei, Eva; Miles, Alastair [Bass Vocals]; Oelze, Christiane [Soprano Vo...
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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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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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 / 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
Bext Adagio Voices 100
Bext Adagio Voices 100

6 CD / EMI 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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EMI 642922B
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 Vocals]; Bumbry, Grace; Domingo, Placido; Fleming, Renee; Fuller, Albert; Gritton, Susan; Horne, Marilyn [M...
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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Handel - The Masterworks
Handel - The Masterworks

30 CD / Decca Import / 2009-04-14

Works: George Frederick Handel: Handel - Bourée; Water Music Suite no 2 in D major, HWV 349; Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348; The Water Music; Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6; Concerto Grosso ...
Performers: Adeney, Richard; Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocals]; Ainsley, John Mark; Ameling, Elly [Soprano Vocal]; Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Bennett, William; Birchall, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Bostridge, Ian; Conn...
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Malcolm, George; Jones, Granville; Hogwood, Christopher; ; Cleobury, Stephen; Preston, Simon; Gardiner, John Eliot; Mackerras, Charles; McCreesh, Paul; Minkowski, Marc
Ensemble: ; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemb; English Baroque Soloists; English Chamber Orchestra; Gabrieli Consort; Gabrieli Players; King's College Choi...

Celebrate the 250th anniversary of Handel's death with this impressive 30-CD box set of the composer's most celebrated works. Featured conductors include Sir Neville Marriner,...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 / 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
Edition 3
Edition 3

5 CD / Sony Classical Import / 2008-06-24

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 vocals]; Graham, Susan; Kotcherga, Anatoly; Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]; Midori; Peeters, Harry; Perahia, Murray; Poschner, Brigitte; Rootering, J...
Conductors: Abbado, Claudio
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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; Cook, Brian R...
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; Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bar, Olaf; Barley, Peter; Bayco, Frederic; Beasl...
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
Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms, etc / Robert Craft, et al
Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms, etc / Robert Craft, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-10-31

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Pater noster; Blessed Virgin; Credo, for chorus; Mass; Cantata, for 2 soloists, female chorus & chamber orchestra; Babel; Symphony of Psalms
Performers: Bogdan, Thomas; Feld, Melanie; Feller, Bart; Hart, Mary Ann [Mezzo-Soprano Vocals]; Parloff, Michael; Sherry, Fred [Cello]; Taylor, Stephen W. [Oboe]
Conductors: Craft, Robert
Ensemble: Gregg Smith Singers; Orchestra of St. Luke's; Philharmonia London; Simon Joly Chorus

This disc of sacred choral music features the masterly 'Symphony of Psalms,' which Stravinsky dedicated "to the glory of God." The composer himself wrote, "It...continue...
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NXS 8557504
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: 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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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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Original Masters - Janet Baker
Original Masters - Janet Baker

5 CD / Philips Import / 2003-11-25

Works: Giuseppe Giordani: Caro mio ben, for voice & piano (or orchestra); Giulio Caccini: Amarilli mia bella, for voice & continuo (from Le nuove musiche); Alessandro Stradella: Ragion sempre addita; Domeni...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Dart, Thurston; Douglas, Nigel; Kraemer, Nicholas; Luxon, Benjamin [Baritone Vocal]; Nicklin, Celia; Sheen, Graham; Shirl...
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Leppard, Raymond; Lewis, Anthony; Davis, Colin; Keefe, Bernard; ; Britten, Benjamin; Bedford, Steuart
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; English Chamber Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Melos Ensemble of London; Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra; St. Anth...
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Red Seal - Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, etc /Munch, et al
Red Seal - Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, etc /Munch, et al

2 CD / RCA Records / 2003-05-20

Works: Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14; Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17
Performers: Elias, Rosalind [Mezzo-Soprano]; Tozzi, Giorgio [Bass Vocals]; Valletti, Cesare [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: Munch, Charles

Note: This title is rare and is considered a collector’s item. It is priced according to its common market value. If the record label that...continue...
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Haydn: Original Canzonettas, etc / Von Magnus, Bogaart
Haydn: Original Canzonettas, etc / Von Magnus, Bogaart

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 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
Beyond Imagination
Beyond Imagination

1 CD / Sony Classical / 2003-01-14

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Madama Butterfly; Edvard Grieg: Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16; Antonin Dvorák: Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"; Felix Mendelssohn: A Midsumme...
Performers: Babes, Opera; Bova, Jeff; Clarvis, Paul; Cohen, Jon; Cottle, Richard; Dalton, Mitchell; England, Karen; Goldberg, Ivor; Hartley, David; Knight, Rebecca; Kodo; Martin, Juan [Guitar]; Parricelli, John;...
Conductors: Masterson, Cliff; Griffiths, Paul Wynne; Ingman, Nick

Operababes: Rebecca Knight, Karen England.

Producers include: Jon Cohen, Noely, Anne Dudley, Frank Gallagher, Jim Steinman, Avi Geller.

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Handel: Messiah / Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists
Handel: Messiah / Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists

2 CD / Philips / 2003-01-14

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
Performers: Brett, Charles; Hale, Robert; Marshall, Margaret; Mason, Timothy; Quirke, Saul; Robbin, Catherine; Rolfe Johnson, Anthony [Tenor Vocal]; Ross, Alastair
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
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Bach: Arias, etc / Kirchschlager, Carmignola, Marcon, et al
Bach: Arias, etc / Kirchschlager, Carmignola, Marcon, et al

1 CD / Sony / 2002-12-17

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 83, "Erfreute Zeit im neuen Bunde" BWV 83; Cantata no 170, "Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust" BWV 170; Cantata no 82, "Ich habe genug" BWV 82; Cantata no 74, ...
Performers: Kirchschlager, Angelika [Mezzo-Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Marcon, Andrea
Ensemble: Venice Baroque Orchestra

"Kirchschlager handles the vocal lines with fine intonation, good taste, style, and delicious tone and timbre. There is an awareness in her interpretations that these...continue...
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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; Coote, Alice; Daniels, Charles; 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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Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky;  Khachaturian / Reiner, Elias
Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky; Khachaturian / Reiner, Elias

1 CD / RCA Records / 2000-09-12

Works: Sergey Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78; Aram Khachaturian: Concerto for Violin in D minor
Performers: Elias, Rosalind [Mezzo-Soprano]; Kogan, Leonid
Conductors: Reiner, Fritz; Monteux, Pierre
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra; Chicago Symphony Orchestra

"Finally we get the Khachaturian on CD--a wonderful recording, never surpassed. Finally we get the Reiner 'Nevsky' in outstanding sound...The conducting is thrilling, and the...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 / 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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Handel: Messiah / Mackerras, Harwood, Baker, Esswood, et al
Handel: Messiah / Mackerras, Harwood, Baker, Esswood, et al

2 CD / CCT Import / 1998-03-24

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Beers, Adrian; Harverson, Alan; Harvey, Keith; Harwood, Elizabeth [Soprano Vocals]; Herincx, Raimund; Jones, Philip; Sillem, Maurits; Tear, Robert
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: Ambrosian Singers
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Basic 100 Vol 72 - Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky, etc / Reiner
Basic 100 Vol 72 - Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky, etc / Reiner

1 CD / RCA Records / 1995-11-07

Works: Sergey Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78; Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60; Mikhail Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila
Performers: Elias, Rosalind [Mezzo-Soprano]
Conductors: Reiner, Fritz
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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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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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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