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Maria Callas sings Verdi Heroines from Aida, Aroldo, Don Carlo, Ernani, Macbeth, Otello
Maria Callas sings Verdi Heroines from Aida, Aroldo, Don Carlo, Ernani, Macbeth, Otello

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2013-02-26

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Macbeth; Ernani; Don Carlo; Otello; Aroldo; Aida, opera
Performers: Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Rescigno, Nicola
Ensemble: ; Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire; Philharmonia Orchestra

EMI Classics relaunches the popular EMI Master Series: The definitive series of great classical music from a trove of the most notable and revered classical...continue...
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Lyric and Coloratura Arias - by Boito, Catalani, Cherubini, Cilea, Spontini, Giordan, Meyerbeer at al. / Maria Callas, soprano
Lyric and Coloratura Arias - by Boito, Catalani, Cherubini, Cilea, Spontini, Giordan, Meyerbeer at al. / Maria Callas, soprano

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2012-09-11

Works: Francesco Cilèa: Adriana Lecouvreur; Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chénier; Alfredo Catalani: La Wally; Arrigo Boito: Mefistofele; Gioachino Rossini: Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia),...
Performers: Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Serafin, Tullio
Ensemble: ; La Scala Opera Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra
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Wagner: Orchestral Highlights / Otto Klemperer
Wagner: Orchestral Highlights / Otto Klemperer

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2012-03-26

Works: Richard Wagner: Rienzi; Tannhäuser; Lohengrin; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Parsifal; The Flying Dutchman; Das Rheingold; Die Walküre; Siegfried Idyll; Siegfried; Götterdä...
Conductors: Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: ; Philharmonia Orchestra

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There is not one performance on this set that is less than eloquent. It is plain from these recordings that Klemperer is a great...continue...
Recording information: Kingsway Hall, London (1960-1961)....continue...
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Constant Lambert - The Last Recordings
Constant Lambert - The Last Recordings

1 CD / SOMM / 2011-10-11

Works: Emile Waldteufel: Estudiantina, waltz for orchestra, Op. 191; Pomone Waltz for orchestra, Op 155; Les Patineurs Valse ("Skater's Waltz"), Op. 183; Sur la Plage Waltz, Op 234; Franz von Suppé: Pi...
Conductors: Lambert, Constant
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
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Puccini: Tosca [Highlights] / Scotto, Domingo, Bruson
Puccini: Tosca [Highlights] / Scotto, Domingo, Bruson

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-09-13

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Tosca; Unspecified: [Untitled CD-ROM Track]
Performers: Bruson, Renato; Capecchi, Renato; Domingo, Placido [Tenor Vocals]; Hudson, Paul; Perlman, Itzhak; Scotto, Renata [Soprano Vocals]; Velis, Andrea
Conductors: Levine, James
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

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Scotto provides perhaps the most telling use of the text since Callas's, and she constantly lets one see the distraught, temperamental woman behind the...continue...
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Wagner: Favourite Overtures & Preludes / Simonov
Wagner: Favourite Overtures & Preludes / Simonov

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2011-07-12

Works: Richard Wagner: Rienzi; The Flying Dutchman; Tannhäuser; Lohengrin; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Die Walküre
Conductors: Simonov, Yuri
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

"If you want a spectacular modern digital recording of Wagnerian orchestral excerpts, this is hard to beat..." - Penguin Guide 3 stars

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Mercadante: I Normanni a Parigi [Highlights] / Judith Howarth, Barry Banks
Mercadante: I Normanni a Parigi [Highlights] / Judith Howarth, Barry Banks

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2011-07-12

Works: Saverio Mercadante: I Normanni a Parigi
Performers: Banks, Barry; Broadbent, Graeme; Hall, Aled; Howarth, Judith; Karnéus, Katarina; Novaro, Riccardo
Conductors: Stratford, Stuart
Ensemble: ; Philharmonia Orchestra

Opera Rara continues to explore the fascinating figure of Saverio Mercadante with this world premiere recording of substantial highlights from I Normanni a Parigi, written...continue...
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Puccini: La Boheme, highlights / Pappano
Puccini: La Boheme, highlights / Pappano

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-06-21

Works: Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; Unspecified: [CD-ROM Track]
Performers: Alagna, Roberto; Fissore, Enrico; Hampson, Thomas [Baritone Vocal]; Keenlyside, Simon; Ramey, Samuel [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Swenson, Ruth Ann; Vaduva, Leontina
Conductors: Pappano, Antonio
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

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Pappano's CD recording of Boheme is conducted with ever-fresh imagination, bringing out not just subtle emotions alonside high passion, but also the fun of...continue...
Recording information: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (08/01/1995-08/10/1995)....continue...
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Offenbach: Vert-Vert
Offenbach: Vert-Vert

2 CD / Opera Rara / 2010-03-09

Works: Jacques Offenbach: Vert-Vert, comic opera in 3 acts
Conductors: Parry, David
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

"Toby Spence, who was Ivanhoe in the recent recording of Sullivan's grand opera, is a delightful, sexy young hero; and he is well matched by...continue...
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Icon - Lucia Popp - Mozart, Handel, Schubert, Dvorak, et al
Icon - Lucia Popp - Mozart, Handel, Schubert, Dvorak, et al

7 CD / Warner Classics / 2009-10-20

Works: George Frederick Handel: Rodelinda; MEDLEY; Ottone; Giulio Cesare; Joshua; Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Exsultate jubilate, K 165 (158a); Laudate Dominum; Vesperae de Dominica,...
Performers: Briggs, David; Gage, Irwin; Labèque, Katia; Pearson, Leslie [Keyboard]; Popp, Lucia [Soprano Vocals]; Sawallisch, Wolfgang [Conductor/Piano]
Conductors: Fischer, Georg; Bickenbach, Christfried; Marriner, Sir Neville; Cleobury, Stephen; Slatkin, Leonard; Krips, Josef; Klemperer, Otto; Haitink, Bernard; Tennstedt, Klaus; Frühbeck de Burgos, Rafae;...
Ensemble: ; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; Graunke Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra; Philha...
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WRNC 985152
Ljuba Welitsch
Ljuba Welitsch

2 CD / Nimbus Records / 2009-09-08

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni; Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz, J 277; Giuseppe Verdi: Un ballo in maschera; Aida, opera; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Eugen Onegin; Queen of Spades, O...
Performers: Paolis, Alessio de; Tucker, Richard [Tenor Vocal]; Welitsch, Ljuba
Conductors: Reiner, Fritz; Susskind, Walter; Moralt, Rudolf; Krips, Josef; Rudolf, Max
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; Vienna State Opera Orchestra

For this compilation, Prima Voce has carefully chosen recordings of music covering a number of roles that Viennese, British, and American fans associated with Ljuba...continue...

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NIM 7959
Brilliant Opera Collection - Wagner: Tristan und Isolde / Furtwängler, Flagstad, et al
Brilliant Opera Collection - Wagner: Tristan und Isolde / Furtwängler, Flagstad, et al

4 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2009-07-14

Works: Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
Performers: Davies, Rhydderch; Evans, Edgar; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich; Flagstad, Kirsten; Greindl, Josef; Schock, Rudolf; Suthaus, Ludwig; Thebom, Blanche
Conductors: Furtwängler, Wilhelm
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra; Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus

This first recording made by EMI in 1952 for the new LP format and produced by the legendary Walter Legge was the first major recording...continue...
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BLC 93933
Golden Operetta of Vienna
Golden Operetta of Vienna

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2009-06-30

Works: Franz Lehár: Dein ist mein ganzes Herz (You Are My Heart's Delight) (from "Das Land des Lächelns"); Vilja-Lied ("Es lebt eine Vilja") (from "Die lustige Witwe"); The Merry Widow; Meine Lipp...
Performers: Barabas, Sari; Björling, Jussi [Tenor Vocal]; Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Glawitsch, Rupert; Gueden, Hilde [Soprano Vocal]; Jurinac, Sena; Kunz, Erich; Lipp, Wilma; Loose, Emmy; Patzak, Juliu...
Conductors: Ackermann, Otto; Stolz, Robert; Mareczek, Fritz; Schuchter, Wilhelm; Moralt, Rudolf; Schmidt-Bolcke, Werner; Grevillius, Nils; Geehl, Henry Ernest; Karajan, Herbert von
Ensemble: ; Philharmonia Orchestra; Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra; Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Vienna Symphony Orchestra

This remarkable 25-CD survey of some of the great Russian pianists of past and present follows the tradition from those who can, through their teachers,...continue...
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MSLC 1049
Icon - Hans Hotter sings Bach, Brahms, Schubert, etc
Icon - Hans Hotter sings Bach, Brahms, Schubert, etc

6 CD / Warner Classics / 2009-04-21

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 82, "Ich habe genug" BWV 82; Johannes Brahms: German Requiem, Op. 45; Serious Songs (4), Op. 121; Songs (6) for voice & piano, Op. 86; Mit vierzig Jahren ist der Ber...
Performers: Graml, Helmut; Hotter, Hans [Baritone vocals]; Jones, Geraint; Kuen, Paul; Lagger, Peter; Moore, Gerald [Piano]; Nilsson, Birgit [Soprano Vocal]; Raucheisen, Michael; Schmitt-Walter, Karl; Sutcliffe,...
Conductors: Bernard, Anthony; Karajan, Herbert von; Sawallisch, Wolfgang; Zallinger, Meinhard von; Ludwig, Leopold
Ensemble: ; Philharmonia Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

World-renowned singer Hans Hotter made a career for himself singing the great Wagnerian bass-baritone roles. His magnetic stage presence and booming tone made him ideal...continue...
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Elisabeth Schwarzkopf - Rare Recordings 1946-1954 - Mozart, Beethoven, Verdi, Charpentier, Puccini
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf - Rare Recordings 1946-1954 - Mozart, Beethoven, Verdi, Charpentier, Puccini

1 CD / Italian Discographic Society / 2009-02-24

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Il rè pastore, K 208; Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384; Don Giovanni; Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio, Op. 72; Giusepp...
Performers: Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth
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Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

The present CD features a series of rare recordings made by the German singer between 1946 and 1954. Some of them portray her in roles...continue...
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IDI 6563
Opera in English - R. Strauss: Salome / Mackerras, Bullock, et al
Opera in English - R. Strauss: Salome / Mackerras, Bullock, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2008-11-25

Works: Richard Strauss: Salome, Op. 54
Performers: Begley, Roger; Broadbent, Graeme; Bullock, Susan; Burgess, Sally; Davies, Rebecca de Pont; Druiett, Michael; Elliott, Alasdair; Evans, Wynford; Ewing, Alan; Graham-Hall, John; Judson, Colin; Parry, R...
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

"For any who are reluctant to go near 'Salome' in English I would recommend reconsidering. Quite apart from the fact that this recording captures one...continue...
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Gemini - Korngold: Symphony, Violin Concerto, Arias, etc / Mattes, Kanawa, Hampson, Hoelscher, et al
Gemini - Korngold: Symphony, Violin Concerto, Arias, etc / Mattes, Kanawa, Hampson, Hoelscher, et al

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-11-11

Works: Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Symphony in F sharp major, Op. 40; Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35; Much Ado about Nothing, suite from the incidental music for chamber orchestra, Op. 11; Theme and Va...
Performers: Dicterow, Glenn; Hampson, Thomas [Baritone Vocal]; Hoelscher, Ulf; Margalit, Israela; Stepansky, Alan [Cello]
Conductors: Welser-Möst, Franz; Mattes, Willy; Rudel, Julius; Luisi, Fabio
Ensemble: ; Munich Radio Orchestra; Philadelphia Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
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WRNC 176502B
Vissi d'arte - The Puccini Love Songs / Maria Callas, et al
Vissi d'arte - The Puccini Love Songs / Maria Callas, et al

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-10-28

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut; La bohème; Tosca; Suor Angelica; Madama Butterfly; Gianni Schicchi, opera; Turandot
Performers: Borriello, Mario; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Danieli, Lucia; Di Stefano, Giuseppe [Tenor vocals]; Fernandi, Eugenio; Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Gobbi, Tito; Moffo, Anna [Soprano vocal]; Ness...
Conductors: Serafin, Tullio; Votto, Antonino; De Sabata, Victor; Karajan, Herbert von
Ensemble: ; Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra

This 2-CD set covers all of Puccini's main soprano arias as well as the principal love duets, in which Callas is joined by her regular...continue...
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Puccini 2008 - Nessun Dorma / Callas, Te Kanawa, Carreras, Domingo, Alagna, et al
Puccini 2008 - Nessun Dorma / Callas, Te Kanawa, Carreras, Domingo, Alagna, et al

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-10-28

Works: Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; La Rondine; Madama Butterfly; Manon Lescaut; Tosca; Suor Angelica; Gianni Schicchi, opera; La Fanciulla del West; Turandot
Performers: Adani, Mariella; Alagna, Roberto; Bergonzi, Carlo; Bjorling, Jussi [Tenor Vocal]; Caballe, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Campora, Giuseppe; Carreras, Jose [Tenor Vocal]...
Conductors: Pappano, Antonio; Levine, James; Schippers, Thomas; Guadagno, Anton; Mackerras, Charles; Santini, Gabriele; Magiera, Leone; Barbirolli, John; Gardelli, Lamberto; Plasson, Michel; Bartoletti, Bruno; E...
Ensemble: ; Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Milan; London Session Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Munich Radio Orchestra; National Philharmonic Orchestra; New Philharmonia Orchestra; Philharmonia Orches...

This 2-CD set contains all the best-loved Puccini arias and duets sung by the greatest classical artists, including Placido Domingo, Maria Callas, Rolando Villazon, Angela...continue...
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EMI 17620
Maria Callas - The Complete Puccini Studio Recordings
Maria Callas - The Complete Puccini Studio Recordings

15 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-10-28

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Tosca; Manon Lescaut; Madama Butterfly; La bohème; Suor Angelica; Gianni Schicchi, opera; Turandot
Performers: Badioli, Carlo; Boniface, Edgard; Borriello, Mario; Bowman, Robert [Tenor Vocal]; Calabrese, Franco; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Campi, Enrico; Carlin, Mario; Caselli, Dario; Cioni, Renato; Claba...
Conductors: De Sabata, Victor; Serafin, Tullio; Karajan, Herbert von; Votto, Antonino; Cillario, Carlo Felice
Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra

This elegant 15-CD set includes all of Callas' studio recordings of Puccini operas: Manon Lescaut, La Boheme, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, and Turandot. These are all...continue...
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Angels - Christmas with the Great Sopranos / Bonney, Fleming, Te Kanawa, Price, Sutherland, Tebaldi, et al
Angels - Christmas with the Great Sopranos / Bonney, Fleming, Te Kanawa, Price, Sutherland, Tebaldi, et al

1 CD / Decca / 2008-10-14

Works: Adolphe Adam: Cantique de Noël for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night"); Franz Schubert: Ave Maria; Gabriel Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48; Christmas Traditional: Good King ...
Performers: Aveling, Valda; Bonney, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Clark, Patricia; Fleming, Renee; Freni, Mirella [Soprano Vocals]; Gheorghiu, Angela; McNair, Sylvia [Soprano Vocals]; Price, Leontyne; Steele-Perkins,...
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert von; Delfs, Andreas; Dutoit, Charles; Bonynge, Richard; Marin, Ion; Sinopoli, Giuseppe; Pinnock, Trevor; Marriner, Sir Neville; Rose, Barry; Guadagno, Anton; Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; English Baroque Soloists; English Concert Choir; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Montreal Symphony Orchestra; New Philharmonia Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; R...

Celebrate Christmas with some of the most beautiful melodies written for the holidays, sung by the most gorgeous voices. With opera stars both past and...continue...
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Lebendige Vergangenheit - Marko Rothmüller
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Marko Rothmüller

1 CD / Preiser / 2008-09-09

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Così fan tutte, K 588; Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620; Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser; Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chénier;...
Performers: Gyr, Suzanne; Rothmuller, Marko
Conductors: Robertson, James; Erede, Alberto
Ensemble: Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra

Marko Rothmuller (1908-1993) was a citizen of the world but occupied an outstanding position in German musical life. Born in Croatia, he moved to Vienna...continue...
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PSR 89705
Ravel: Five O'Clock Foxtrot, etc / Simon, et al
Ravel: Five O'Clock Foxtrot, etc / Simon, et al

1 Super Audio CD / Cala Records / 2008-07-01

Works: Maurice Ravel: L'enfant et les sortilèges; Boléro; Pavane pour une infante défunte; Tzigane; La valse; Pièce en forme de Habañera; Daphnis et Chloé Suite no 2
Performers: Chase, Stephanie; de Vries, Han
Conductors: Simon, Geoffrey
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

Cala's London Sound Series has gained an international following particularly among audiophiles and musicians. Two of the bestsellers in the series featured an "orchestra" of...continue...
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CALA 4027
Borodin: Requiem, Nocturne, Suites, etc / Simon, et al
Borodin: Requiem, Nocturne, Suites, etc / Simon, et al

1 CD / Cala Records / 2008-07-01

Works: Alexander Borodin: Requiem for piano, 3 hands (from collaborative Paraphrases for piano, with Lyadov, Rimsky-Korsakov &; Prince Igor; Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major; In the steppes of central As...
Conductors: Simon, Geoffrey
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra
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CALA 1029
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition, etc / Simon, et al
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition, etc / Simon, et al

1 CD / Cala Records / 2008-07-01

Works: Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (Kartinki s vïstavski), for piano & orchestra, orchestrated by Lawrence Le; Khovanschina; Sorochintsy fair; On the Southern Shore of the Crimea (Na y...
Performers: Ungar, Tamas
Conductors: Simon, Geoffrey
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
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CALA 1030
Prima Voce - Rolando Panerai
Prima Voce - Rolando Panerai

1 CD / Nimbus Records / 2008-06-10

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Così fan tutte, K 588; Vincenzo Bellini: I Puritani, opera; Gioachino Rossini: Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera; Giuseppe Verdi: Il Trovatore; La travi...
Performers: Dobbs, Mattiwilda; Panerai, Rolando; Simoneau, Léopold [Tenor Vocals]; Vocals], Margherita Carosio [Soprano
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert von; Serafin, Tullio; Galliera, Alceo; Sanzogno, Nino
Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra

This disc features selections from Rolando Panerai's recorded legacy dating from the 1950s. His fresh, opulent, virile and vibrant tone must surely be rated as...continue...
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NIM 7949
The Puccini Experience / Mehta, Italian Radio SO Rome, Italian Radio Chorus Rome
The Puccini Experience / Mehta, Italian Radio SO Rome, Italian Radio Chorus Rome

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-05-20

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi, opera; La bohème; Manon Lescaut; Tosca; La Rondine; Madama Butterfly; Chrysanthemums, elegy for string quartet; Suor Angelica; Il tabarro (The Cloak), opera; ...
Performers: Blasi, Angela Maria; Canonici, Luca; Carreras, Jose [Tenor Vocal]; Cowan, Richard; Cura, Jose; d'Artegna, Francesco Ellero; Domingo, Placido [Tenor Vocals]; Gallardo-Domas, Cristina; Hendricks, Barba...
Conductors: Barbacini, Maurizio; Conlon, James; Domingo, Placido; Sado, Yutaka; Nagano, Kent; Mehta, Zubin; López-Cobos, Jesús; Slatkin, Leonard; Szilvay, Géza; Szilvay, Csaba; Verrot, Pasca...
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Berlin State Opera Orchestra; French National Orchestra; Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Rome; Lyon Opera Orchestra; Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra; Munich Radio Orchestra; Ph...
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Furtwangler's Love / A film about Furtwangler's love of conducting, composing and of his wife Elisabeth [DVD]
Furtwangler's Love / A film about Furtwangler's love of conducting, composing and of his wife Elisabeth [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Arthaus DVD / 2008-04-29

Works: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique"; Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92; Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz, J 277; Franz Schubert:...
Performers: Flagstad, Kirsten; Suthaus, Ludwig
Conductors: Furtwängler, Wilhelm
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

'Furtwangler's Love' is a film essay on Wilhelm Furtwangler, the great conductor; on Furtwangler, the dedicated composer and on Furtwangler, the loving partner. It is...continue...
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Country of Origin: USA
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AHM 101811
The Art of Christa Ludwig
The Art of Christa Ludwig

5 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-04-01

Works: Johannes Brahms: Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 94; Liebestreu, Op. 3 no 1; Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 19; Songs (4) for voice & piano, Op. 46; Songs (8) for voice & piano, Op. 59; Songs (5) ...
Performers: Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; de Peyer, Gervase [Clarinet]; Downes, Herbert; Fleming, Amaryllis; Ludwig, Christa [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Moore, Gerald [Piano]; Parsons, Geoffrey; Schock, Rudolf [Ten...
Conductors: Klemperer, Otto; Böhm, Karl; Stein, Horst; Forster, Karl; Giulini, Carlo Maria; Serafin, Tullio; Karajan, Herbert von
Ensemble: ; Berlin Symphony Orchestra; Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra

Ludwig's range of repertoire was remarkable, from Bach through Mozart to Brahms, Mahler and Strauss. She was equally at home in German Lieder, French melodies,...continue...
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WRNC 176082C
Wagner: Opera Arias and Duets / Ludwig, Nilsson, Hotter, et al
Wagner: Opera Arias and Duets / Ludwig, Nilsson, Hotter, et al

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-03-11

Works: Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser; The Flying Dutchman; Lohengrin; Die Walküre; Tristan und Isolde
Performers: Hotter, Hans [Baritone vocals]; Nilsson, Birgit [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Ludwig, Leopold
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
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WRNC 097032
Prima Voce - Tito Gobbi
Prima Voce - Tito Gobbi

1 CD / Nimbus Records / 2008-03-11

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni; Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492; Gioachino Rossini: Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera; Gaetano Donizetti: L'elisir d...
Performers: Gobbi, Tito; Monti, Nicola
Conductors: Berrettoni, Umberto; Robertson, James; Erede, Alberto; Santini, Gabriele; Braithwaite, Warwick
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra; Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra; Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; Rome Opera House Orchestra

For this compilation, Prima Voce has chosen early 78 rpm recordings that capture Tito Gobbi’s voice at its most lyrical, persuasive, and attractive. Very few...continue...
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NIM 7946
Schoenberg: Six Songs for Soprano and Orchestra, etc / Craft, Welch-Babidge, et al
Schoenberg: Six Songs for Soprano and Orchestra, etc / Craft, Welch-Babidge, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2007-10-30

Works: Arnold Schoenberg: Orchestral Songs (6) Op. 8; Friede auf Erden, Op. 13; Pieces (6) for Mens Chorus, Op. 35; Ei du Lütte, partsong for male chorus; Kol Nidre; Moses und Aron, biblical drama in 3...
Performers: Welch-Babidge, Jennifer
Conductors: Craft, Robert
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra; Simon Joly Chorus

Volume VII of the Robert Craft Schoenberg Collection begins with the early 'Six Songs for Soprano and Orchestra,' in which the obvious harmonic and melodic...continue...
Recording information: Abbey Road Studio 1, London....continue...
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Soprano Duets - Dvorák, Monteverdi, et al / Schwarzkopf, Seefried, et al
Soprano Duets - Dvorák, Monteverdi, et al / Schwarzkopf, Seefried, et al

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2007-09-18

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Madrigals, Book 7; Madrigals, Book 8; Madrigals, Book 1; Dialogo di ninfa e pastore; Giacomo Carissimi: Detesta la cativa sorte in amore (E pur vuole); Lungi omai, deh, spiega; Il...
Performers: Moore, Gerald [Piano]; Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth [Soprano vocals]; Seefried, Irmgard
Conductors: Krips, Josef; Karajan, Herbert von
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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WRNC 920562B
Humperdinck: Overtures / Herbert von Karajan, et al
Humperdinck: Overtures / Herbert von Karajan, et al

1 CD / Opus KURA / 2007-09-01

Works: Engelbert Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel; Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act; L'amico Fritz; Ruggero Leoncavallo: Pagliacci, opera; Jacques Offenbach: Les contes ...
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert von
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

This CD, combining the famed 1954 LP of Opera Intermezzi with overtures taken from other sources, reveals Herbert von Karajan and the Philharmonia's delicate singing...continue...
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OPK 7032
Verdi, Bellini, Donizetti, et al: Overtures / Serafin, et al
Verdi, Bellini, Donizetti, et al: Overtures / Serafin, et al

1 CD / Medici Masters / 2007-08-28

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: I vespri siciliani; La traviata; La forza del destino; Nabucco; Aida, opera; Vincenzo Bellini: Norma, opera; Gioachino Rossini: La Cenerentola, Overture; Gaetano Donizetti: Linda di C...
Conductors: Serafin, Tullio
Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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MEDM 008
Maria Callas - Opera Highlights - Bellini, Bizet, Verdi, etc
Maria Callas - Opera Highlights - Bellini, Bizet, Verdi, etc

8 CD / Warner Classics / 2007-08-28

Works: Vincenzo Bellini: Norma, opera; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor; Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; Madama Butterfly; Tosca; Giuseppe Verdi: Aida, opera; La travi...
Performers: Badioli, Carlo; Barbieri, Fedora; Bastianini, Ettore; Berbie, Jane; Borriello, Mario; Calabrese, Franco; Cales, Claude; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Cappuccilli, Piero; Casellato, Renzo; Caselli, ...
Conductors: Serafin, Tullio; Prêtre, Georges; Votto, Antonino; Karajan, Herbert von; De Sabata, Victor; Giulini, Carlo Maria
Ensemble: ; Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus; Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra; Philharmonia Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra

8-CD budget priced clamshell box including highlights of Callas in her most iconic performances....continue...
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Verdi: Messa di Requiem / Tullio Serafin
Verdi: Messa di Requiem / Tullio Serafin

2 CD / Testament / 2007-07-10

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Requiem Mass; I vespri siciliani; Giovanna d'Arco; Nabucco; I lombardi; Ernani; Il Trovatore; Otello
Performers: Christoff, Boris; Cossotto, Fiorenza; Fernandi, Eugenio; Modesti, Giuseppe
Conductors: Serafin, Tullio
Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus; Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; Rome Opera House Orchestra

"hearing this 1959 set after many years, it stands up beautifully and can be highly recommended. The hushed opening mesmerizes and the "Dies irae" and...continue...
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The Millennium Collection - The Best of The Three Tenors
The Millennium Collection - The Best of The Three Tenors

1 CD / Hip-O / 2007-04-03

Works: Eduardo di Capua: O sole mio; Cesare Andrea Bixio: Mamma; Ernesto de Curtis: Non ti scordar di me; Ernesto Tagliaferri: Passione; Paolo Tosti: Canzoni-stornelli (3); Giacomo Puccini: La bohème...
Performers: Carreras, Jose [Tenor Vocal]; Domingo, Placido [Tenor Vocals]; Pavarotti, Luciano
Conductors: Müller, Eduardo; Mancini, Henry; Loges, Karl-Heinz; Karajan, Herbert von; Magiera, Leone; Garcia-Asensio, Enrique; Giulini, Carlo Maria; Sinopoli, Giuseppe; Downes, Edward
Ensemble: ; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; Vienna Opera Orchestra; Vienna Philharmon...
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HPO B000856902
Verdi Heroines / Maria Callas, Nicola Rescigno, et al
Verdi Heroines / Maria Callas, Nicola Rescigno, et al

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2007-03-06

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Macbeth; Ernani; Don Carlos; Otello; Aroldo; Aida, opera
Performers: Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Rescigno, Nicola
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra; Society of the Conservatory Concerts Orchestra
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WRNC 800182
Alwyn: Miss Julie / Tausky, Gomez, Luxon, et al
Alwyn: Miss Julie / Tausky, Gomez, Luxon, et al

2 CD / Lyrita / 2007-02-13

Works: William Alwyn: Miss Julie, opera
Performers: Gomez, Jill; Jones, Della; Luxon, Benjamin [Baritone Vocal]; Mitchinson, John
Conductors: Tausky, Vilem
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

Alwyn was a pioneer in composing serious music for films, and between 1936 and 1962 wrote the music for sixty feature films including Odd Man...continue...
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HBDirect Recommended Recording LYTA 2218
Elisabeth Schwazkopf - 1915-2006
Elisabeth Schwazkopf - 1915-2006

5 CD / Warner Classics / 2007-01-16

Works: Hugo Wolf: Elfenlied; Goethe Lieder; Ganymed ("Wie im Morgenglanze"), song for voice & piano (Goethe Lieder); Lieder (6) für eine Frauenstimme; Alte Weisen (6); Wenn du zu den Blumen gehst, song...
Performers: Gieseking, Walter [Piano]; Grummer, Elisabeth; Moore, Gerald [Piano]; Parsons, Geoffrey; Schmitt-Walter, Karl; Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth [Soprano vocals]; Sutcliffe, Sidney
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert von; Furtwängler, Wilhelm; De Sabata, Victor; Ackermann, Otto; Serafin, Tullio; Sawallisch, Wolfgang; Krips, Josef; Dart, Thurston; Galliera, Alceo
Ensemble: ; Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf is universally acknowledged as one of the greatest singers of the 20th century. Blessed with a voice of exquisite beauty, as well as...continue...
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WRNC 802732A
Paer: Sofonisba (Highlights) / Guidarini, Larmore, et al
Paer: Sofonisba (Highlights) / Guidarini, Larmore, et al

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2006-11-14

Works: Ferdinando Paër: Sofonisba, opera
Performers: Crowe, Lucy; Evans, Rebecca; Larmore, Jennifer; Lee, Colin; Nilon, Paul; Palazzi, Mirco
Conductors: Guidarini, Marco
Ensemble: Geoffrey Mitchell Choir; Philharmonia Orchestra

"A delightful array of talent has been gathered by Opera Rara to essay excerpts from a rarely heard score. Paul Nilon, Jennifer Larmore, Rebecca Evans...continue...
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HBDirect Recommended Recording OPR 237
Erich Kunz - Opera, Operetta & Song
Erich Kunz - Opera, Operetta & Song

1 CD / Testament / 2006-10-10

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492; Don Giovanni; Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620; Albert Lortzing: Der Waffenschmied; Zar und Zimmerma...
Performers: Kunz, Erich; Seefried, Irmgard
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert von; Ackermann, Otto; Moralt, Rudolf; Paulik, Anton;
Ensemble: Kemmeter-Faltl Schrammel Ensemble; Philharmonia Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
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TES 1059
Wagner, Brahms, Mahler, Beethoven / Ludwig, Klemperer
Wagner, Brahms, Mahler, Beethoven / Ludwig, Klemperer

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2006-10-03

Works: Richard Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder; Tristan und Isolde; Johannes Brahms: Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53; Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio, Op. 72; Gustav Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn; Rückert Lieder (5)
Performers: Ludwig, Christa [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: Philharmonia Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra
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WRNC 615962A
Portrait - Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Portrait - Dmitri Hvorostovsky

2 CD / Philips / 2006-05-16

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata; Il Trovatore; Don Carlos; Gioachino Rossini: Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera; Gaetano Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore, opera; Lucia di Lammermoor; Don Pasq...
Performers: Arkadiev, Mikhail; Boshniakovich, Oleg; Hvorostovsky, Dmitri
Conductors: Gergiev, Valery; Marin, Ion; Marriner, Sir Neville; Skripka, Sergei; Kalinin, Nikolai; Korniev, Nikolai
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Kirov Theater Orchestra; Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; St. Petersburg Chamber Choir; The Chorus O...

Dmitri Hvorostovksy is one of the leading representatives of a generation of Russian singers who, unlike their immediate predecessors, have able to establish themselves as...continue...
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Gemini - Rossini: Overtures / Beecham, et al
Gemini - Rossini: Overtures / Beecham, et al

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2006-05-02

Works: Gioachino Rossini: La scala di seta, Overture; Il Signor Bruschino, Overture; Tancredi, Overture; L' italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), opera; L' inganno felice, opera; Le siège...
Conductors: Gelmetti, Gianluigi; Maksymiuk, Jerzy; Schippers, Thomas; Gardelli, Lamberto; Vittorio, Gui; Serafin, Tullio; Sargent, Malcolm; Beecham, Thomas; Gavazzeni, Gianandrea; Goossens, Eugene, Sir
Ensemble: ; Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; Polish Chamber Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Stuttgart Radio Sympho...
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WRNC 508892B
Weekend Classics - A Puccini Weekend
Weekend Classics - A Puccini Weekend

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2006-02-14

Works: Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; Tosca; Madama Butterfly; Manon Lescaut; Gianni Schicchi, opera; Turandot
Performers: Bruno, Emma; Carbonari, Virgilio; Carreras, Jose [Tenor Vocal]; Domingo, Placido [Tenor Vocals]; Freni, Mirella [Soprano Vocals]; Giorgetti, Giorgio; Gobbi, Tito; Konya, Sandor; Meneguzzer, Iolanda; ...
Conductors: Votto, Antonino; Sinopoli, Giuseppe; Peters, Reinhard
Ensemble: Ambrosian Opera Chorus; Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra; Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus; Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra

From DG's Weekend Classics Series comes "A Puccini Weekend"....continue...
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Lebendige Vergangenheit - Kirsten Flagstad Vol 3
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Kirsten Flagstad Vol 3

1 CD / Preiser / 2005-12-01

Works: Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, Z 626; George Frederick Handel: MEDLEY; Christoph Willibald Gluck: Orfeo; Johann Sebastian Bach: Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244; Georges Bizet: Agnus Dei, for voice & ...
Performers: Flagstad, Kirsten [Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Braithwaite, Warwick; Susskind, Walter; Dobroven, Issay
Ensemble: ; Philharmonia Orchestra

What more can one say about the great Flagstad? Already in the years from 1928 to1932 when she sang Elsa in 'Lohengrin' for the first...continue...
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PSR 89625
Opera in English - Smetana: The Bartered Bride / Mackerras
Opera in English - Smetana: The Bartered Bride / Mackerras

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2005-11-22

Works: Bedrich Smetana: Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93
Performers: Bonner, Yvette; Clarke, Paul Charles; Davies, Neal [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Gritton, Susan; Hesketh-Harvey, Kit; Hill, Louis; Howard, Yvonne; Leggate, Robin [Tenor Vocal]; Montague, Diana; Moses, Geoff...
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

"By almost any reckoning, this is the most popular of Czech operas, in the repertory of almost every opera house, so it is astonishing how...continue...
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Dokumente Einer Sängerkarriere - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Dokumente Einer Sängerkarriere - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

1 CD / Preiser / 2005-10-01

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492; Don Giovanni; Idomeneo; Il rè pastore, K 208; Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Se...
Performers: Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth [Soprano vocals]
Conductors: Pritchard, John; Krips, Josef; Karajan, Herbert von
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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