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Icon: William Steinberg / Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler, et al. [20 CDs]
Icon: William Steinberg / Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler, et al. [20 CDs]

20 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-10-11

Conductors: Steinberg, William
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

This set of 20 CDs presents virtually everything that was recorded by Steinberg during the seven years that he recorded for Capitol: from the Schubert...continue...
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EMI 264862B
Icon: Charles Mackerras - Master of Orchestral Texture / Mozart, Dvorak, Delius, Elgar, et al. [5 CDs]
Icon: Charles Mackerras - Master of Orchestral Texture / Mozart, Dvorak, Delius, Elgar, et al. [5 CDs]

5 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-10-11

Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

After growing up in Australia, Sir Charles Mackerras sailed for England in 1947 with the intention of becoming a conductor and joined the Sadler's Wells...continue...
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EMI 981892
Icon: Vernon Handley - Champion of British Music / Elgar, Bliss, Walton, Tippett, et al. [5 CDs]
Icon: Vernon Handley - Champion of British Music / Elgar, Bliss, Walton, Tippett, et al. [5 CDs]

5 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-10-11

Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Halé Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Born in England in 1930, Handley was a great champion of British music. This set of 5 CDs showcases recordings of Handley conducting five of...continue...
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EMI 982022
The Callas Effect / Standard Edition
The Callas Effect / Standard Edition

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-10-11

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia; Giuseppe Verdi: I vespri siciliani; Rigoletto; La traviata; Macbeth; Il trovatore; Ernani; Aida, opera; Don Carlo; Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi, opera;...
Performers: Berbié, Jane; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Dickie, William; Ercolani, Renato; Forte, Carlo; Sautereau, Nadine
Conductors: Serafin, Tullio; Ghione, Franco; Prêtre, Georges; Rescigno, Nicola; De Sabata, Victor; Karajan, Herbert v.

Maria Callas is the ultimate and original diva. She is widely regarded as the greatest opera singer and performer of all time whose life, voice...continue...
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The Callas Effect / Delux Edition: 2 CDs plus DVD Video
The Callas Effect / Delux Edition: 2 CDs plus DVD Video

3 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-10-11

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia; Giuseppe Verdi: I vespri siciliani; Rigoletto; La traviata; Macbeth; Il trovatore; Ernani; Aida, opera; Don Carlo; Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi, opera;...
Performers: Berbié, Jane; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Dickie, William; Ercolani, Renato; Forte, Carlo; Sautereau, Nadine
Conductors: Serafin, Tullio; Ghione, Franco; Prêtre, Georges; Rescigno, Nicola; De Sabata, Victor; Karajan, Herbert v.

Maria Callas is the ultimate and original diva. She is widely regarded as the greatest opera singer and performer of all time whose life, voice...continue...
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The Treasury of English Church Music written 1100 - 1965
The Treasury of English Church Music written 1100 - 1965

5 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-10-11

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Ensemble: Ambrosian Singers; Choir of Chichester Cathedral; Choir of Guildford Cathedral; Choir of Westminster Abbey; St. Paul's Cathedral Choir

This monumental set of recordings was originally issued in 1966 as five long-playing records on the HMV label of performances given by the Ambrosian Singers...continue...
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EMI 846402B
Michael Nyman: String Quartet No.4; Three Quartets
Michael Nyman: String Quartet No.4; Three Quartets

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-10-04

Works: Michael Nyman: Quartet for Strings no 4; Three Quartets for saxohpone quartet (or brass quartet or string quartet)
Performers: Browne, Rachel; Pacey, Prunella; Perry, Elizabeth; Phelps, Melissa
Conductors: Nyman, Michael [Piano]
Ensemble: Michael Nyman Band

This album explores two compelling examples of Nyman's writing for string quartet through the String Quartet No.4 and the single-movement 3 Quartets, in which the...continue...
Recording information: Galaxy Recording Studio, Mol, Belgium (11/17/1995-11/20/1995)....continue...
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EMI 847512
Michael Nyman: Peter Greenaway Film Music
Michael Nyman: Peter Greenaway Film Music

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-10-04

Works: Michael Nyman: The Draughtsman's Contract, film score; A Zed & Two Noughts, film score; Drowning by Numbers, film score; The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, film score
Performers: Balanescu, Alexander; Leonard, Sarah; Nyman, Michael [Piano]; Perry, Elizabeth
Conductors: Nyman, Michael [Piano]
Ensemble: Michael Nyman Band & Zoo Orchestra

Michael Nyman is particularly recognized for his work in film composition, showcased here in his soundtracks for Peter Greenaway. Often building upon pre-existing sources, from...continue...
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EMI 847752
Michael Nyman: Double Concerto for Saxophone & Cello; Harpsichord Concerto; Trombone Concerto
Michael Nyman: Double Concerto for Saxophone & Cello; Harpsichord Concerto; Trombone Concerto

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-10-04

Works: Michael Nyman: Concerto for saxophone, cello & orchestra; Concerto for harpsichord & strings; Concerto for trombone & orchestra
Performers: Chojnacka, Elisabeth; Harle, John; Lindberg, Christian; Lloyd Webber, Julian
Conductors: Nyman, Michael [Piano]
Ensemble: Michael Nyman String Orchestra

Affirming Michael Nyman's status as an innovator in orchestral music, these three concertos demonstrate a bold reinterpretation of musical traditions. This collection includes Nyman's Double...continue...
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EMI 847502
Baby to Be / Tender Classical Music for Your Unborn Baby
Baby to Be / Tender Classical Music for Your Unborn Baby

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-09-27

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208; Orchestral Suite no 3 in D, BWV 1068; Johannes Brahms: Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 49; Léo ...
Performers: Chang, Han-Na; Ciccolini, Aldo [Piano]; Donohoe, Peter; Labeque, Katia; Labeque, Marielle [Piano]; Lagerspetz, Juhani; Lympany, Moura; Mesple, Mady; Millet, Danielle; Truls Mork, Truls Otterbech [Cel...
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Lombard, Alain; Ozawa, Seiji; Slatkin, Leonard; Mehta, Zubin; Lanchbery, John; Muti, Riccardo; Welser-Möst, Franz; Santini, Gabriele

Baby to Be is a beautiful collection of tender Classical music for the unborn child. With serene Classical music from greats like Mozart, Brahms, Bach...continue...
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EMI 288422
Best of Maria Callas / arias by Bellini, Bizet, Catalani, Donizetti, Gluck, Verdi, et al.
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EMI 781742
Best of Handel / Leslie Pearson, Menuhin Festival Orchestra, Yehudi Menuhin
Best of Handel / Leslie Pearson, Menuhin Festival Orchestra, Yehudi Menuhin

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-09-27

Conductors: Menuhin, Yehudi
Ensemble: Menuhin Festival Orchestra
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EMI 781722
Morning Mood: Grieg, Bizet, Schubert, Mozart, Mendelssoh, Vivaldi, et al.
Morning Mood: Grieg, Bizet, Schubert, Mozart, Mendelssoh, Vivaldi, et al.

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-09-27

Works: Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt, Suite no 1, Op. 46; Frederick Delius: Pieces (2) for Small Orchestra; Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"; George Frederick Handel:...
Performers: Buchbinder, Rudolf [Piano]; Hörtnagel, Georg; Leonskaja, Elisabeth; Mutter, Anne-Sophie [Violin]; Zacharias, Christian
Conductors: Berglund, Paavo; Beecham, Thomas; Karajan, Herbert v.; Mackerras, Charles; Marriner, Sir Neville; Frémaux, Louis; Boskovsky, Willi; Wand, Günter; Sawallisch, Wolfgang
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EMI 781662
German Opera Choruses: Mozart, Wagner, Weber, et al. / Heger - Bavarian State Opera Chorus
German Opera Choruses: Mozart, Wagner, Weber, et al. / Heger - Bavarian State Opera Chorus

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-09-27

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Ensemble: Bavarian State Opera Chorus
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EMI 781702B
Violinist Nigel Kennedy: A Portrait / Brahms, Bruch, Massenet, Vivaldi, et al.
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EMI 781732B
Nessun Dorma: Best of Opera / Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti, Beethoven and Delibes
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EMI 781692
The Carnival of the Animals for Kids / Prêtre
The Carnival of the Animals for Kids / Prêtre

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-09-27

Conductors: Prêtre, Georges
Ensemble: Orchestre De La Societe Des Concerts Du Conservatoire
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EMI 781672B
Cooking With Rossini
Cooking With Rossini

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-09-27

Conductors: Gelmetti, Gianluigi
Ensemble: Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart
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EMI 781712B
Hallelujah: Best-Loved Sacred Choruses
Hallelujah: Best-Loved Sacred Choruses

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-09-27

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Ensemble: Choir Of King's College Cambridge
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EMI 781682
Verdi: La Traviata [Highlights] /Sills, Gedda, Panerai
Verdi: La Traviata [Highlights] /Sills, Gedda, Panerai

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-09-13

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: La Traviata; Unspecified: [CD-ROM Track]
Performers: Erwen, Keith; Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Lloyd, Robert [Bass Voice]; Panerai, Rolando; Sharpe, Terence; Sills, Beverly [Soprano Vocals]; van Allan, Richard [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Wallis, Delia
Conductors: Ceccato, Aldo
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Gramophone Magazine
Beverly Sills is a spirited, subtle and sensitive heroine. Nicolai Gedda gives an attractive performance and Aldo Ceccato conducts with finesse.
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Recording information: All Saints' Church, Tooting Graveney, London, England (1971-07-06_1971-07-09&1971-)....continue...
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Schoenberg: Brahms Piano Quartet No. 1; Acompanying Music to a Film Scene; Chamber Symphony No. 1
Schoenberg: Brahms Piano Quartet No. 1; Acompanying Music to a Film Scene; Chamber Symphony No. 1

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-09-13

Works: Johannes Brahms: Quartet for Piano and Strings no 1 in G minor, Op. 25; Arnold Schoenberg: Incidental Music to a Motion Picture Scene, Op. 34; Chamber Symphony no 1 in E major, Op. 9
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Following the release of the complete Brahms symphonies ("Altogether a marvelous achievement" - The Daily Telegraph), Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker have performed...continue...
Recording information: Philharmonie, Berlin (2009-10-30&2009-10-31&2009-)....continue...
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Wagner: Lohengrin [Highlights] / Thomas, Grummer, Fischer-Dieskau, Ludwig, Frick
Wagner: Lohengrin [Highlights] / Thomas, Grummer, Fischer-Dieskau, Ludwig, Frick

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-09-13

Works: Richard Wagner: Lohengrin; Unspecified: Untitled CD-ROM Track
Performers: Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Frick, Gottlob; Grummer, Elisabeth; Ludwig, Christa [Mezzo soprano]; Thomas, Jess; Wiener, Otto
Conductors: Kempe, Rudolf
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Gramophone Magazine
Thomas combines ardour and anguish as well as any. Fischer-Dieskau is a formidable (but never over-emphatic) antagonist, and Gottlob Frick a majestic King Henry
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Recording information: Theater an der Wien, Vienna, Austria (1962-11-23_1962-11-30&1962-)....continue...
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Puccini: Tosca [Highlights] / Scotto, Domingo, Bruson
Puccini: Tosca [Highlights] / Scotto, Domingo, Bruson

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-09-13

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

Gramophone Magazine
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...
Recording information: Kingsway Hall, London (07/29/1980-08/02/1980)....continue...
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Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro [Highlights] / Taddei, Schwarzkopf, Moffo, Cossotto, Wachter
Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro [Highlights] / Taddei, Schwarzkopf, Moffo, Cossotto, Wachter

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-09-13

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro; Unspecified: [Untitled CD-ROM Track]
Performers: Cappuccilli, Piero; Cossotto, Fiorenza; Ercolani, Renato; Fusco, Elisabetta; Gatta, Dora; Moffo, Anna [Soprano vocal]; Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth [Soprano vocals]; Taddei, Giuseppe; Vinco, Ivo; Wachter, ...
Conductors: Giulini, Carlo Maria
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

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The best performance comes from Eberhard Wächter, who sings the Count's aria with steely passion, articulating the triplets - and this is rare -...continue...
Recording information: Kingsway Hall, London (1959-09-17_1959-09-19&1959-)....continue...
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Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor [Highlights] / Gruberova, Kraus, Bruson, Lloyd
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor [Highlights] / Gruberova, Kraus, Bruson, Lloyd

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-09-13

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor; Unspecified: [Untitled CD-ROM Track]
Performers: Bottone, Bonaventura; Bruson, Renato; Gruberova, Edita; Kraus, Alfredo [Tenor Vocals]; Kuhlmann, Kathleen; Lazzeretti, Bruno; Lloyd, Robert [Bass Voice]
Conductors: Rescigno, Nicola
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Gruberova constantly pleases by her innate musicality ... Kraus is a master of Donizetti style.
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Recording information: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (05/16/1983-05/26/1983)....continue...
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Bellini: Norma [Highlights] / Callas, Corelli, Ludwig, Zaccaria
Bellini: Norma [Highlights] / Callas, Corelli, Ludwig, Zaccaria

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-09-13

Works: Vincenzo Bellini: Norma, opera; Unspecified: [Untitled CD-ROM Track]
Performers: Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Corelli, Franco; Ludwig, Christa [Mezzo soprano]; Zaccaria, Nicola [Bass Vocal]
Conductors: Serafin, Tullio
Ensemble: Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano

Gramophone Magazine
That the phrasing, the pronunciation, the weight and shape and meaning of the music, are peerlessly conceived can go without saying. The conducting is...continue...
Recording information: Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy (09/05/1960-09/12/1960)....continue...
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Verdi: Rigoletto [Highlights] / Beverly Sills, Sherrill Milnes, Alfredo Kraus and Mignon Dunn
Verdi: Rigoletto [Highlights] / Beverly Sills, Sherrill Milnes, Alfredo Kraus and Mignon Dunn

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-09-13

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; Unspecified: [Untitled CD-ROM Track]
Performers: Dunn, Mignon; King, Malcolm; Kraus, Alfredo [Tenor Vocals]; Milnes, Sherrill [Baritone Vocals]; Murray, Ann; O'Neill, Dennis [Tenor Vocal]; Rawnsley, John; Sills, Beverly [Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Rudel, Julius

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Kraus's singing is elegant and attractive throughout ... The Philharmonia plays with admirable élan and a great deal of subtlety for Rudel.
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Recording information: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (08/15/1978-08/25/1978)....continue...
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Verdi: Il Trovatore [Highlights] / Corelli, Tucci, Simionato, Merrill
Verdi: Il Trovatore [Highlights] / Corelli, Tucci, Simionato, Merrill

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-09-13

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Il Trovatore; Unspecified: [Untitled CD-ROM Track]
Performers: Corelli, Franco; Mazzoli, Ferruccio; Mercuriali, Angelo; Merrill, Robert [Baritone Vocal]; Moneta, Luciana; Simionato, Giulietta; Tucci, Gabriella
Conductors: Schippers, Thomas
Ensemble: Rome Opera Orchestra

Gramophone Magazine
Tucci really seems to feel the music's shape and her singing is always a good instrument for Verdi's ideas.
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Recording information: Teatro dell'Opera, Rome (07/06/1964-07/12/1964); Teatro dell'Opera, Rome (07/14/1964); Teatro dell'Opera, Rome (07/17/1964); Teatro dell'Opera, Rome (07/31/1964); Teatro dell'Op...continue...
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Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci; Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana [Highlights] / Scotto, Carreras, Nurmela, Benelli
Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci; Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana [Highlights] / Scotto, Carreras, Nurmela, Benelli

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-09-13

Works: Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act; Ruggero Leoncavallo: Pagliacci; Unspecified: Untitled CD-ROM Track
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Benelli, Ugo; Caballe, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Carreras, Jose [Tenor Vocal]; Hamari, Julia [Contralto Vocals]; Manuguerra, Matteo; Nurmela, Kari; Scotto, Renata [Soprano Vocals]; ...
Conductors: Muti, Riccardo
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

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Caballé and Scotto have some lovely moments and both are strong in dramatic commitment ... Carreras gives generously of voice and emotion in both...continue...
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The British Composers Guide to Britain
The British Composers Guide to Britain

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-08-23

Works: Eric Coates: Knightsbridge March; London Suite; Edward Elgar: Cockaigne (In London Town), concert overture, Op. 40; Severn Suite, Op. 87; Caractacus, Op. 35; Percy Grainger: Handel in the Strand; Bri...
Performers: Adni, Daniel [Piano]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barrueco, Manuel; Bayl, Benjamin; Bell, David [Organ]; Benson, Garth; Bostridge, Ian; Brannigan, Owen; Bullard, Thomas; Harvey, Frederi...
Conductors: Groves, Charles, Sir; Barbirolli, John; del Mar, Norman; Ord, Boris; Previn, Andre; Layton, Stephen; Cleobury, Stephen; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Bishop, Christopher; Irving, Ro...
Ensemble: ; London Music Group; Polyphony (Vocal Ensemble)

This bright and breezy guide takes us in 50 stops from London, round Essex and East Anglia, up to Scotland, then - via Wales and...continue...
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EMI 290012B
British Composers: 5 CDs of works by Britten, Berkeley & Rubbra
British Composers: 5 CDs of works by Britten, Berkeley & Rubbra

5 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-08-23


The opening of Peter Grimes in 1945 changed British music and international opera forever. Amongst a host of première recordings, this set collects for the...continue...
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EMI 290062
British Composers: Best of British / 5 CDs of Light Music, Miniatures, Anthems & String Music
British Composers: Best of British / 5 CDs of Light Music, Miniatures, Anthems & String Music

5 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-08-23


The very best of British music, with the finest British artists: after a disc of such evergreen light favourites as Elizabethan Serenade and the Dam...continue...
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EMI 289892
British Composers: Arthur Bliss / Colour Symphony, Checkmate, Cello Concerto, et al.
British Composers: Arthur Bliss / Colour Symphony, Checkmate, Cello Concerto, et al.

5 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-08-23


This enthralling five-CD conspectus opens with the symphony that established Bliss's name in 1922 and goes on to survey his ballet, film, chamber and vocal...continue...
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EMI 290182
Essential Liszt / Over 2 hours of romantic masterpieces
Essential Liszt / Over 2 hours of romantic masterpieces

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-08-23

Works: Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244; Grand Bravura Fantasia on Paganini's "La Campanella", S 420; Liebesträume for Piano, S 541; Sonata for Piano in B minor; Concert Etudes (...
Performers: Beroff, Michel [Piano]; Cziffra, Gyorgy [Piano]; Darre, Jeanne-Marie; Duchable, Francois-Rene [Piano]; Hough, Stephen [Piano]; Lockhart, James; Lucchesini, Andrea; Ogdon, John [Piano]; Ousset, Cecile...
Conductors: Masur, Kurt; Muti, Riccardo

EMI Classics presents a new addition to the popular Essential Classics series: Essential Liszt. To celebrate the 200th birthday of this master pianist and composer,...continue...
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EMI 271752B
50 Best Liszt / Michel Béroff,  Aldo Ciccolini, John Ogdon, André Watts, et al.
50 Best Liszt / Michel Béroff, Aldo Ciccolini, John Ogdon, André Watts, et al.

3 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-08-23

Works: Franz Liszt: Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124; Concerto for Piano no 2 in A major, S 125; Polonaise brillante, transcription for piano (after von Weber; Fantasy on Hungarian Folk Themes...
Performers: Beroff, Michel [Piano]; Ciccolini, Aldo [Piano]; Cziffra, Gyorgy [Piano]; Darre, Jeanne-Marie; Lucchesini, Andrea; Ogdon, John [Piano]; Ovchinikov, Vladimir; Paik, Kun-woo; Sheppard, Craig; Watts, An...
Conductors: Masur, Kurt
Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

50 Best is a series of 3-CD sets which feature genres of music ranging from symphonies, concertos, and solo instrumental works to chamber music, songs,...continue...
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EMI 838072
Donizetti: Anna Bolena /  Callas, Gavazzeni - La Scala
Donizetti: Anna Bolena / Callas, Gavazzeni - La Scala

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-08-23


After the premiere of his Anna Bolena at Milan on December 26, 1830, Donizetti wrote home, "Success, triumph, delirium - it seemed the public has...continue...
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EMI 829772
100 Best Liszt / Various Artists
100 Best Liszt / Various Artists

6 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-08-23


To celebrate the 200th birthday of this master pianist and composer, this 6-CD set contains a diverse collection of the 100 best-loved masterpieces of Franz...continue...
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Rossini: William Tell / Antonio Pappano, Gerald Finley, John Osborn, Malin Bystrom, et al.
Rossini: William Tell / Antonio Pappano, Gerald Finley, John Osborn, Malin Bystrom, et al.

3 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-08-09

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Guglielmo Tell
Conductors: Pappano, Antonio
Ensemble: Orchestra e coro dellÆAccademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

In Rome this past fall, Antonio Pappano and the choir and orchestra of the Accademia Nationale di Santa Cecilia launched the present season with complete...continue...
Recording information: Sala Santa Cecilia, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome (2010-10-16_2010-10-20&2010-)....continue...
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Verdi: Requiem; Four Sacred Pieces / Muti - Berlin PO, Scotto, Baltsa, Nesterenko, Luchetti
Verdi: Requiem; Four Sacred Pieces / Muti - Berlin PO, Scotto, Baltsa, Nesterenko, Luchetti

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-08-09

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Requiem Mass; Sacred Pieces (4), for chorus & orchestra
Performers: Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Baltsa, Agnes; Luchetti, Veriano; Nesterenko, Evgeny; Scotto, Renata [Soprano Vocals]

Hailing the 'burning conviction' of this recording, Gramophone awarded Riccardo Muti 'the victor's palm' for his incandescent interpretation of Verdi's apocalyptic, yet deeply compassionate setting...continue...
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Mozart: Requiem; Ave Verum / Riccardo Muti - Berlin PO, Waltraud Meier, James Morris
Mozart: Requiem; Ave Verum / Riccardo Muti - Berlin PO, Waltraud Meier, James Morris

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-08-09

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K 626; Ave verum corpus
Performers: Pace, Patrizia; Sjokvist, Gustav
Conductors: Muti, Riccardo
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Mozart's Requiem is surrounded by mystery and myth: commissioned anonymously by a wealthy aristocrat through an enigmatic 'grey messenger', it was left incomplete when the...continue...
Recording information: Philharmonie, Berlin (02/14/1987-02/15/1987)....continue...
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EMI 979772B
Bruckner: Symphonies 4 & 6 / Riccardo Muti - Berlin PO
Bruckner: Symphonies 4 & 6 / Riccardo Muti - Berlin PO

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-08-09

Works: Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 4 in E flat major, WAB 104 "Romantic"; Symphony no 6 in A major, WAB 106
Conductors: Muti, Riccardo
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Praising Riccardo Muti's 'ability to keep his eye on a point of culmination and to thrust it home with the maximum power, emotional as well...continue...
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Mendelssohn: Symphonies 3, 4 & 5; Liszt: Les Préludes / Muti, Philadelphia, Philharmonia
Mendelssohn: Symphonies 3, 4 & 5; Liszt: Les Préludes / Muti, Philadelphia, Philharmonia

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-08-09

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish"; Symphony no 5 in D major, Op. 107 "Reformation"; Symphony no 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian"; Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture, i...
Conductors: Muti, Riccardo
Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra; Philadelphia Orchestra

Mendelssohn's 'Scottish' Symphony, Riccardo Muti's choice for his first orchestral recording, led Gramophone magazine to judge that: 'Muti seems a natural Mendelssohnian ... this could...continue...

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Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole; Une barque sur l'Ocean / Muti - Philadelphia Orch.
Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole; Une barque sur l'Ocean / Muti - Philadelphia Orch.

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-08-09

Works: Maurice Ravel: Boléro; Daphnis et Chloé Suite no 2; Alborada del Gracioso, for orchestra; Rapsodie espagnole; Une barque sur l'océan, for orchestra
Performers: Panitz, Murray
Conductors: Muti, Riccardo
Ensemble: Philadelphia Orchestra

Gloriously spectacular, yet exquisitely subtle, the orchestral music of Ravel requires players who can render its iridescent colours and intoxicating rhythms with both exuberance and...continue...
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Prokofiev: Ivan the Terrible; Romeo and Juliet / Muti - Arkhipova & Mokrenko
Prokofiev: Ivan the Terrible; Romeo and Juliet / Muti - Arkhipova & Mokrenko

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-08-09

Works: Sergey Prokofiev: Pieces (10) for Piano from "Romeo and Juliet", Op. 75; Romeo and Juliet Suite no 2, Op. 64c; Sinfonietta for orchestra in A major, Op. 48; Ivan the Terrible, film score, Op. 116
Performers: Arkhipova, Irina; Mokrenko, Anatoly
Conductors: Muti, Riccardo
Ensemble: ; Philadelphia Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra

In the words of Gramophone magazine, 'Muti is a formidable interpreter of Prokofiev,' and here he conducts the suites from the Russian composer's Romeo and...continue...
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Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique; Romeo et Juliette / Muti - Philadelphia Orch.
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique; Romeo et Juliette / Muti - Philadelphia Orch.

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-08-09

Works: Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14; Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17
Performers: Aler, John [Tenor Vocal]; Estes, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Norman, Jessye [Soprano vocals]
Conductors: Muti, Riccardo
Ensemble: Philadelphia Orchestra

'Muti can suggest a sensibility driven to the edge of sanity by its nightmare,' wrote Gramophone of this intense interpretation of Berlioz's visionary Symphonie fantastique,...continue...
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Verdi: Opera Choruses, Overtures & Ballet music / Riccardo Muti
Verdi: Opera Choruses, Overtures & Ballet music / Riccardo Muti

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-08-09

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Nabucco; I lombardi; Ernani; Attila; Macbeth; Rigoletto; Il trovatore; La forza del destino; Requiem Mass; Aida, opera; La battaglia di Legnano; Luisa Miller; La traviata; I vespri si...
Performers: Freni, Mirella [Soprano Vocals]; Hunt, Gordon [Oboe]; McCaw, John; Zajick, Dolora
Conductors: Muti, Riccardo
Ensemble: ; La Scala Orchestra and Chorus; New Philharmonia Orchestra; Royal Opera Chorus; Trumpeters of the Royal Military School of Music,

With his questing spirit, Verdi took an often innovative approach to the choral and orchestral components of his operas. In Nabucco, his first great success,...continue...
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Respighi: Pines of Rome; Fountains of Rome / Muti - Philadelphia Orch.
Respighi: Pines of Rome; Fountains of Rome / Muti - Philadelphia Orch.

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-08-09

Works: Ottorino Respighi: Pines of Rome; Fountains of Rome; Feste romane
Conductors: Muti, Riccardo
Ensemble: Philadelphia Orchestra

This magnificent trilogy of symphonic poems is the best-known work of Ottorini Respighi. A native of Bologna, he became a professor at the Accademia di...continue...
Recording information: Memorial Hall, Fairmont Park, Philadelphia (11/10/1984/11/12/1984)....continue...
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EMI 979882B
Beethoven: The Complete Symphonies / Muti - Philadelphia & Philharmonia Orchestras
Beethoven: The Complete Symphonies / Muti - Philadelphia & Philharmonia Orchestras

6 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-08-09

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21; Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"; Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36; Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60; Symphony no 5 in C min...
Performers: Richter, Sviatoslav
Conductors: Muti, Riccardo
Ensemble: ; Philadelphia Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra

Riccardo Muti’s achievement in Beethoven’s iconic cycle, and as Music Director of the Philadelphia Orchestra between 1980 and 1992, was summarised by Gramophone magazine: "Magnificent...continue...

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Schumann: Symphonies 1-4 / Muti - Philharmonia & New Philharmonia
Schumann: Symphonies 1-4 / Muti - Philharmonia & New Philharmonia

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-08-09

Works: Robert Schumann: Overture to Schiller's Braut von Messina, for orchestra in C minor, Op. 100; Symphony no 1 in B flat major ("Spring"), Op. 38; Symphony no 2 in C major, Op. 61; Overture to Goethe's ...
Conductors: Muti, Riccardo
Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra

Inspired by his wife, Clara, Robert Schumann wrote four symphonies over a decade, with No 1, the 'Spring', first perfomed - under Felix Mendelssohn -...continue...
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