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The Menuhin Century: The Virtuoso & His Landmark Recordings - Works by Various composers / Yehudi Menuhin, violin
The Menuhin Century: The Virtuoso & His Landmark Recordings - Works by Various composers / Yehudi Menuhin, violin

13 CD / Warner Classics / 2016-04-22

Works: Spoken Word: Yehudi Menuhin in his own words; Antonio Bazzini: La ronde des lutins, Op. 25; Fritz Kreisler: Slavonic Dance no 1 for violin & piano in G minor (transcription of Dvorák's Slavoni...
Performers: Aronowitz, Cecil; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Balsam, Artur; Curzon, Clifford [Piano]; de los Angeles, Victoria; Debost, Michel; Duchable, Francois-Rene [Piano]; Endt, Hendrick; Fevrier...
Conductors: Monteux, Pierre; Davis, Colin; Pritchard, John; Kurtz, Efrem; Dorati, Antal; Boulez, Pierre; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]

As a musician, as a man of ideals, and as a true world citizen, Yehudi Menuhin made an extraordinary mark on his era. The Menuhin...continue...
Recording information: Abbey Road Studios, London (01/03/1955); Abbey Road, London (01/03/1955); Kingsway Hall, London (01/03/1955); Salle Wagram, Paris (01/03/1955); Siemensvilla, Berlin (01/03/1955)...continue...
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Philips Classics, The Stereo Years - 50 analogue stereo albums by Accardo, van Beinum, Arrau, Janet Baker, Brendel, Carreras, Doráti, Haskil, Haitink, Ozawa et al. [50 CDs]
Philips Classics, The Stereo Years - 50 analogue stereo albums by Accardo, van Beinum, Arrau, Janet Baker, Brendel, Carreras, Doráti, Haskil, Haitink, Ozawa et al. [50 CDs]

50 CD / Decca / 2016-02-19

Works: Jean Sibelius: Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47; Humoresques (4) for violin & orchestra, Op. 89; Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op....
Performers: Accardo, Salvatore [Violin/Conductor]; Ameling, Elly [Soprano Vocals]; Arrau, Claudio [Piano]; Ayo, Felix; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Baldwin, Dalton; Berger, Othmar [Horn]; Brendel, A...
Conductors: Davis, Colin; Haitink, Bernard; Leppard, Raymond; ; Beinum, Eduard Van; Marriner, Sir Neville; López-Cobos, Jesús; De Waart, Edo; Franci, Carlo; Allers, Franz; Dorati, Antal; Markevitch, Ig...
Ensemble: ; Beaux Arts Trio; Los Romeros; Members of the Berlin Philharmonic Octet (Members); Netherlands Wind Ensemble

This 50-CD collection of analogue albums aims to represent the heyday of Philips' passion for great natural sound - the Stereo Years. There was a...continue...
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Elgar: Cello Concerto, Op. 85; Sea Pictures, Op. 37; Cockaigne (In London Town), Op. 40 / Jacqueline du Pré, cello; Janet Baker, mz; Barbirolli, Philharmonia Orch., London SO
Elgar: Cello Concerto, Op. 85; Sea Pictures, Op. 37; Cockaigne (In London Town), Op. 40 / Jacqueline du Pré, cello; Janet Baker, mz; Barbirolli, Philharmonia Orch., London SO

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2015-09-18

Works: Edward Elgar: Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 "In London Town"; Concerto for Cello; Sea Pictures, Op. 37
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; du Pre, Jacqueline [Cello]
Conductors: Barbirolli, John
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra

Recording information: Kingsway Hall, London (08/19/1965); No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (08/19/1965); Kingsway Hall, London (08/27/1962); No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (08/27/1962); Kingsway Ha...continue...
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Verdi: Requiem / Leontyne Price, Janet Baker, Gino Luchetti, José van Dam. Chicago SO, Solti
Verdi: Requiem / Leontyne Price, Janet Baker, Gino Luchetti, José van Dam. Chicago SO, Solti

1 CD / Sony / RCA / 2015-08-28

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Requiem Mass
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Luchetti, Veriano; Price, Leontyne; Van Dam, Jose [Bass Baritone Vocals]
Conductors: Solti, Georg
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Drawn from the worldwide catalog holdings of Sony Classical, which includes both the Columbia/CBS and RCA Victor label imprints, the SONY Classical Originals, SONY Classical...continue...
Recording information: Medinah Temple, Chicago, Illinois, USA (06/1977)....continue...
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50 x Bach / Andras Schiff, David Munrow, Janos Starker, Heinz Holliger, Arthur Grumiaux, Salvatore Accardo et al. [3 CDs]
50 x Bach / Andras Schiff, David Munrow, Janos Starker, Heinz Holliger, Arthur Grumiaux, Salvatore Accardo et al. [3 CDs]

3 CD / Decca / 2014-11-10

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565; Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068; Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, cantata, BWV 140; Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G m...
Performers: Accardo, Salvatore [Violin/Conductor]; Adeney, Richard; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bennett, William [Oboe/English Horn]; Carmirelli, Pina; Chung, Kyung-Wha [Violin]; Colandrea, Italo; ...
Conductors: Marriner, Neville; Marriner, Sir Neville; Rifkin, Joshua; Leppard, Raymond; Munchinger, Karl; Schiff, Andras [Piano]; Preston, Simon; ; Brown, Iona; Solti, Georg; De Waart, Edo; Gérecz, Arpad;...
Ensemble: ; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Bach Ensemble; Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; I Musici; Les Solistes Romandes; Royal Concertgebouw; Stuttga...

50 Tracks' is a new physical & digital series of 3 CD sets, each with a digital mirror. It is a more compact version of...continue...
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DEC B002180802
Brahms: Symphony No. 3; Debussy: La Mer; Chausson: La Mort de l'amour / Janet Baker; Svetlanov
Brahms: Symphony No. 3; Debussy: La Mer; Chausson: La Mort de l'amour / Janet Baker; Svetlanov

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2014-02-25

Works: Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90; Claude Debussy: La mer; Ernest Chausson: Poème de l'amour et de la mer, op. 19
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Svetlanov, Evgeny
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Orchestra

Evgeny Svetlanov's was a masterly conductor of of Russian and non-Russian composers of the late-Romantic era. The Brahms is both powerful and mellifluous, superbly played...continue...
Recording information: Royal Festival Hall, London (04/17/1975)....continue...
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Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito
Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito

2 CD / Gala / 2014-01-10

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: La Clemenza de Tito; Richard Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Cahill, Teresa; Hollweg, Werner [Tenor Vocal]; Howells, Anne; Lloyd, Robert [Bass Voice]; Minton, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Pritchard, John; Masur, Kurt
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GLA 7704705CD
Beethoven: Complete Edition [86 CDs]
Beethoven: Complete Edition [86 CDs]

86 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2013-10-29

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: Alexandru, Viorel; Altmeyer, Theo; Altvater, Tobias; Amadeus Webersinke; Ameling, Elly [Soprano Vocals]; Ander, Eva; Büchner, Eberhard; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Baráti, K...
Conductors: Blomstedt, Herbert; Zinman, David; Oskamp, Gerard; Bünte, Carl-August; Semkow, Jerzy; Skrowaczewski, Stanislaw; Laberge, David; Frühbeck de Burgos, Rafae; Koch, Helmut; Batzel, Friedemann; ...
Ensemble: ; Berliner Solisten (Choir); Brahms-Trio; Cummings String Trio; Members of the Orchestra da Camera di Genova (Memb; Ottetto Italiano; Perez Quartet; Trio Élégiaque; Trio Él&eacut...

This updated 86-CD box reveals an extensive palette of styles and mediums, rendered all the more obvious by the box's division into different genres (starting...continue...
Includes work(s) by Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)....continue...
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BLC 94630
Britten: The Complete Works [66 CDs]
Britten: The Complete Works [66 CDs]

66 CD / Decca / 2013-08-13

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

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

20 CD / EMI Classics / 2013-06-18

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

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How many artists are capable of tackling such a wide range of composers with such consistent generosity and musical intelligence?...an...continue...
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Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde

1 CD / Eloquence Australia / 2013-03-05

Works: Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; King, James [Vocals]
Conductors: Haitink, Bernard
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ELOQ 4681822CD
Mahler: Das Klagende Lied; Janacek: The Fiddler's Child / Cahill, Baker, Tear, Howekk / Rozhdestvensky
Mahler: Das Klagende Lied; Janacek: The Fiddler's Child / Cahill, Baker, Tear, Howekk / Rozhdestvensky

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2012-09-25

Works: Gustav Mahler: Das klagende Lied, cantata for soloists, chorus & orchestra; Leos Janácek: The Fiddler's Child (Sumarovo Díte), ballad for orchestra, JW 6/14
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Cahill, Teresa; Dekany, Bela; Howell, Gwynne; Tear, Robert
Conductors: Rozhdestvensky, Gennady
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Rozhdestvensky was the first Russian conductor to perform and record all Mahler's symphonies in his country. Das klagende Lied is performed here live. The ICA...continue...
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The Best Wedding Music Ever!
The Best Wedding Music Ever!

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-09-18

Works: Richard Wagner: Lohengrin; Johann Pachelbel: Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major; George Frederick Handel: Water Music Suite no 2 in D; Jeremiah Clarke: Prince of Denmark's Ma...
Performers: Andre, Maurice [Trumpet]; Antonsen, Ole Edvard; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bayco, Frederic; Hendricks, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Hunt, Gordon [Oboe]; Ledger, Philip, Sir [Organ]; Lundkv...
Conductors: Parrott, Andrew; Ericson, Eric; Fischer, George; Muti, Riccardo; Lehani, Fritz
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EMI 041062
Elgar: Cello Concerto; Sea Pictures; Cockaigne Overture / Jacqueline du Pré, cello; Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano
Elgar: Cello Concerto; Sea Pictures; Cockaigne Overture / Jacqueline du Pré, cello; Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano

1 CD / Warner Classics & Jazz Import / 2012-09-03

Works: Edward Elgar: Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 "In London Town"; Concerto for Cello; Sea Pictures, Op. 37
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; du Pre, Jacqueline [Cello]
Conductors: Barbirolli, John
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra
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Hugo Wolf: Italienisches Lieder / Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano; John Shirley-Quirk, baritone; Stuart Bedford, piano
Hugo Wolf: Italienisches Lieder / Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano; John Shirley-Quirk, baritone; Stuart Bedford, piano

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2012-06-26

Works: Hugo Wolf: Italienisches Liederbuch I
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bedford, Steuart

The 46 songs that make up Wolf's Italienisches Liederbuch show the composer at his most captivatingly individual; and history has proven that only singers of...continue...
Recording information: Aldeburgh Festival, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England (06/19/1977)....continue...
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Bernstein Century - Mahler: Symphony no 8, Kindertotenlieder
Bernstein Century - Mahler: Symphony no 8, Kindertotenlieder

2 CD / Sony Classical Import / 2012-04-30

Works: Gustav Mahler: Kindertotenlieder, song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra); Symphony no 8 in E flat major
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bernstein, Leonard; Jones, Gwyneth, Dame [Soprano Vocal]; McIntyre, Donald; Mitchinson, John; Ruzdjak, Vladimir; Spoorenberg, Erna; Vollenweider, Hans
Conductors: Bernstein, Leonard; Mossman, Sheila
Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra; Orpington Junior Singers
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SNYC 61837
Verdi: Requiem; Four Sacred Songs / Schwarzkopf; Gedda; Baker; Ludwig; Ghiaurov
Verdi: Requiem; Four Sacred Songs / Schwarzkopf; Gedda; Baker; Ludwig; Ghiaurov

2 CD / Warner Classics & Jazz Import / 2012-01-24

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Requiem Mass; Sacred Pieces (4), for chorus & orchestra; Unspecified: Untitled CD-ROM Track
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Ghiaurov, Nicolai [Bass Vocal]; Ludwig, Christa [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth [Soprano vocals]
Conductors: Giulini, Carlo Maria
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

Recording information: Kingsway Hall, London....continue...
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WRNC 852192B
Mahler: The Complete Works - 150th Anniversary Box
Mahler: The Complete Works - 150th Anniversary Box

16 CD / Warner Classics / 2010-06-29

Works: Gustav Mahler: Das klagende Lied, cantata for soloists, chorus & orchestra; Quartet for Piano and Strings in A minor; Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen; Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan"; Symphony no 2 ...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bostridge, Ian [Tenor Vocals]; Connell, Elizabeth; Coote, Alice; Dose, Helena; Drake, Julius [Piano]; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Hampson, Th...
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir; ; Furtwängler, Wilhelm; Giulini, Carlo Maria; Klemperer, Otto; Paavo, Järvi; Horenstein, Jascha; Tennstedt, Klaus; Walter, Bruno; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Barbirol...
Ensemble: ; Domus Ensemble (Piano Quartet); Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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WRNC 089852
Peter Pears: Anniversary Tribute
Peter Pears: Anniversary Tribute

6 CD / HBDirect Import / 2010-06-22

Works: Benjamin Britten: Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31; Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22; The Turn of the Screw, Op. 54; The Rape of Lucretia, Op. 37; Canticle II, Op. 51...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Brain, Dennis [French Horn]; Bream, Julian [Guitar]; Britten, Benjamin; Bush, Alan; Cable, Margaret; Cross, Joan; Dart, Thurston; Dickinson, Meriel; Dickson,...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin; Bedford, Steuart; Boult, Adrian; Norrington, Roger; Munchinger, Karl; Jochum, Eugen; Davis, Colin; Lutoslawski, Witold
Ensemble: ; Melos Ensemble of London

The recorded legacy of the great English tenor Peter Pears is substantial and wide-ranging. It embraces Baroque repertory and Elizabethan songs as well as a...continue...
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HBIM 1154120
Treasures of Baroque Opera / Sutherland, Horne, Baker, et al
Treasures of Baroque Opera / Sutherland, Horne, Baker, et al

1 CD / Decca Import / 2009-06-05

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo; Thomas Arne: Rosamond, opera; Artaxerxes, opera in 3 acts; Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, Z 626; Jean-Philippe Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie, tragédie lyrique; Le T...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Berganza, Teresa [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bott, Catherine [Soprano Vocals]; Dilley, Harry; Greevy, Bernadette [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Horne, Marilyn [Mezzo-sopr...
Conductors: Pickett, Philip; Hogwood, Christopher; Lewis, Anthony; Molinari-Pradelli, France; Leppard, Raymond; Bonneau, Paul; Bonynge, Richard; Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Lewis, Henry
Ensemble: ; Academy of Ancient Music; Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; New London Consort; New Symphony Orchestra; Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra; St. Anthony Singers; V...
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Handel Gold - Bartoli, Fleming, Kozená, Terfel, Villazón, Te Kanawa, Sutherland, et al
Handel Gold - Bartoli, Fleming, Kozená, Terfel, Villazón, Te Kanawa, Sutherland, et al

2 CD / Decca / 2009-04-14

Works: George Frederick Handel: Giulio Cesare, HWV 17; Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno; MEDLEY; Alcina; Ariodante; Atalanta; Giulio Cesare; Tamerlano; Il Floridante, HWV 14; Muzio Scevola, HWV 13; Jep...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bartoli, Cecilia; Berganza, Teresa [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bumbry, Grace; Domingo, Placido [Tenor Vocals]; Fleming, Renée; Fuller, Albert; Gritton, Sus...
Conductors: Rose, Barry; Minkowski, Marc; Viotti, Marcello; Bonynge, Richard; Bicket, Harry; McCreesh, Paul; Curtis, Alan; Dunn, Thomas; Gardiner, John E.; Boult, Adrian; Preston, Simon; Mackerras, Charles; Lepp...
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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DEC B001280102
Britten: Owen Wingrave / Britten, Pears, Luxon, Baker, et al
Britten: Owen Wingrave / Britten, Pears, Luxon, Baker, et al

2 CD / Decca Import / 2009-02-24

Works: Benjamin Britten: Owen Wingrave, opera, Op. 85; Hölderlin Fragments (6), song cycle, for tenor & piano, Op. 61; The Poet's Echo, song cycle for high voice & piano, Op. 76
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Britten, Benjamin; Douglas, Nigel; Fisher, Sylvia; Harper, Heather; Luxon, Benjamin [Baritone Vocal]; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Rostropovich, Mstisla...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
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Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde;  Brahms: Alto Rhapsody / Baker, Leppard, Boult, et al
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde; Brahms: Alto Rhapsody / Baker, Leppard, Boult, et al

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2008-10-14

Works: Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde; Johannes Brahms: Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Mitchinson, John
Conductors: Leppard, Raymond; Boult, Adrian
Ensemble: BBC Men's Chorus; BBC Northern Symphony

Janet Baker's performance of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde was first issued on BBC Radio Classics in 1995 and BBC Legends has vastly improved...continue...
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BBC 42432
Le Maître de Musique [Original Movie Soundrack] [Limited Edition] / José van Dam
Le Maître de Musique [Original Movie Soundrack] [Limited Edition] / José van Dam

1 CD / Analekta / 2008-09-16

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Alcandro, Io confesso...Non só d'onde viene, recitative and aria for soprano & orchestra, K. 294; Don Giovanni; David Miller: Waltz; Gustav ...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bryant, Dinah; Danel, Guy; Declerck, Paul; Gorniak, Urszula; Kusaka, Keiko; Miller, David [Composer/Piano]; Pruett, Jérôme; Van Dam, José...
Conductors: Zollman, Ronald; Vandernoot, Andre; Eynden, Jean-Claude V.
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Vaughan Williams - The Collector's Edition / Willcocks, Boult, Bean, Barbirolli, et al
Vaughan Williams - The Collector's Edition / Willcocks, Boult, Bean, Barbirolli, et al

30 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-07-08

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 1 "A sea symphony"; A London Symphony (Symphony no 2) (Original 1913 version); Symphony no 8 in D minor; Symphony no 3 for soprano or tenor & orchestra ("Pastoral"...
Performers: Adler, Larry; Allen, Thomas; Angas, Richard; Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Aronowitz, Cecil; Asch, David van; Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Balmain, Ian; Barlo...
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Boult, Adrian; Silvestri, Constantin; Banks, Eric; Groves, Charles; Sargent, Malcolm; Barbirolli, John; Hickox, Richard; O'Brien, Brendan; Davies, Meredith; Willcocks, David; Rose, B...
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; King's College Choir, Cambridge; London Madrigal Singers; London Music Group; London Philharmonic Orch...
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WRNC 066362B
The British Music Collection - Holst: Savitri, Hymns, etc
The British Music Collection - Holst: Savitri, Hymns, etc

2 CD / Decca Import / 2008-01-09

Works: Gustav Holst: Choral Hymns (4 groups) from the Rig Veda, for chorus & orchestra, Op. 26, H. 97-100; Sávitri, chamber opera, Op. 25, H. 96; Partsongs (7) for soprano, female chorus & strings, O...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bogorad, Julia; Ellis, Osian [Harp]; Greenbank, Kathryn; Hemsley, Thomas; Longfield, Susan; Tear, Robert
Conductors: Holst, Imogen; Hogwood, Christopher; Boult, Adrian; Howarth, Elgar
Ensemble: BBC Chorus; English Chamber Orchestra; Grimethorpe Colliery Band; Purcell Singers; St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
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Schubert: Duette, Terzette, Quartette
Schubert: Duette, Terzette, Quartette

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2007-11-12

Works: Franz Schubert: Hermann und Thusnelda ("Ha, dort kömmt er"), song for voice & piano, D. 322; Antigone und Oedip, D 542/Op. 6 no 2; Cronnan ("Ich sitz' bei der moosigten Quelle"), song for voice ...
Performers: Ameling, Elly [Soprano Vocals]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Laubenthal, Horst R.; Moore, Gerald [Piano]; Schreier, Peter [Tenor Vocals]
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DGGI DG435596
Monteverdi, Graziani, Schubert, etc / Janet Baker
Monteverdi, Graziani, Schubert, etc / Janet Baker

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2007-10-23

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Madrigals, Book 10; Si dolce è'l tormento, madrigal for solo voice, SV 332; Scherzi musicali, volume 2; Bonifatio Gratiani: Velut palma, velut rosa, for voice & continuo; M...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Hall, Joy; Leppard, Raymond [Conductor]

This CD encapsulates a great partnership (which lasted for more than 30 years) of Janet Baker and Raymond Leppard who both started coming to Benjamin...continue...
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BBC 42182
Maria Callas - 100 Best Classics
Maria Callas - 100 Best Classics

14 CD / Warner Classics / 2007-10-02

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan"; Symphony no 3 in D minor; Des Knaben Wunderhorn; Symphony no 4 in G major; Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor; Symphony no 7 in E minor; Symphony no 8 in ...
Performers: Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Banse, Juliane; Brewer, Christine; Doese, Helena; Hampson, Thomas [Baritone Vocal]; Hodgson, Alfreda; Isokoski, Soile; Keenlyside, S...
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
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WRNC 007212
Pure Classical
Pure Classical

3 CD / Warner Classics & Jazz Import / 2007-09-24

Works: Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings; Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147; Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in E flat major, BWV 1031; Orchestral Suite no 3 ...
Performers: Alley, John [Piano]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barley, Peter; Bean, Hugh; Bream, Julian [Guitar]; Brownridge, Angela; Chilcott, Bob; Collard, Jeanine; Debost, Michel; du Pré, J...
Conductors: Ormandy, Eugene; Willcocks, David; Lysy, Alberto; Barbirolli, John; Cluytens, André; Muti, Riccardo; Cleobury, Stephen; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Marriner, Sir Neville; Handley, Vernon; Boult, Adria...
Ensemble: ; Schola des Peres du Saint-Esprit du Grand Scolasti; Soloists of La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra (Soloi
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britten: the rape of lucretia
britten: the rape of lucretia

2 CD / Decca Import / 2007-03-12

Works: Benjamin Britten: Phaedra, Op. 93; The Rape of Lucretia
Performers: Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Drake, Bryan; Harper, Heather; Hill, Jenny; Luxon, Benjamin [Baritone Vocal]; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart; Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
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DECI LON425666
Dame Janet Baker sings Mozart, Beethoven & Schubert
Dame Janet Baker sings Mozart, Beethoven & Schubert

1 Super Audio CD / PentaTone Classics / 2006-04-18

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: La Clemenza de Tito; Abendempfindung, K 523; Das Veilchen, K 476; Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont, incidental music, Op. 84; No, non turbarti! . . . Ma tu tremi, o mio tesoro, s...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Leppard, Raymond [Conductor]
Conductors: Leppard, Raymond
Ensemble: English Chamber Choir; English Chamber Orchestra
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PTE 5186134
The Best Baroque Album in the World...Ever!
The Best Baroque Album in the World...Ever!

2 CD / Capitol / 2006-04-04

Works: George Frederick Handel: Solomon; Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348; The Water Music; Handel - Bourée; Coronation Anthem; Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Tomaso Albinoni: Adagio for Organ ...
Performers: Andre, Maurice [Trumpet]; Armand, Georges; Asperen, Bob van; Bailes, Anthony; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Beasley-Murray, Timothy; Bennett, Mark [Trumpet]; Bennett, William [Flute]; Bro...
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Lysy, Alberto; Mackerras, Charles; Willcocks, David; Wallez, Jean-Pierre; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; Linde, Hans-Martin; Malcolm, George; Barbirolli, John; Ledger, Philip [Organ...
Ensemble: ; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Ambrosian Singers; Bath Festival Orchestra; Camerata Lysy; Early Music Consort of London; English Chamber Orchestra; Linde Consort; Menuhin Festival Orchestra; ...

This splendid compilation contains many fine performances by artists well known for Baroque repertoire, including Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin in...continue...
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CPT 544682
Schubert: The Complete Songs
Schubert: The Complete Songs

40 CD / Hyperion / 2005-11-08

Works: Franz Schubert: Song sketch in C minor, D. 1a; Lebenstraum ("Ich sass an einer Tempelhalle"), song for voice & piano (sketch), D. 39; Hagars Klage ("Hier am Hügel"), song for voice & piano, D. 5...
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocal]; Ainsley, John Mark; Allen, Thomas; Ameling, Elly [Soprano Vocals]; Anderson, Lorna; Argenta, Nancy; Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Berg,...
Conductors: Layton, Stephen;
Ensemble: Holst Singers; New Company

'For Schubertians who failed to acquire many of the individual releases, this new box, weighing in at around £3 per disc, is an indispensable bargain'...continue...
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Bruckner: Symphony no 6, etc / Klemperer, Harper, et al
Bruckner: Symphony no 6, etc / Klemperer, Harper, et al

1 CD / Testament / 2005-07-12

Works: Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 6 in A major, WAB 106; Te Deum in C major, WAB 45
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Harper, Heather; Lewis, Richard [Tenor Vocals]; Nowakowski, Marian
Conductors: Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Chorus; BBC Symphony Orchestra

"At the very outset, one is struck by the great force and clarity with which the BBC microphones capture the four soloists... Indeed the orchestra...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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Mahler: Symphony no 2;  Mozart / Klemperer, Baker, et al
Mahler: Symphony no 2; Mozart / Klemperer, Baker, et al

2 CD / Testament / 2005-03-08

Works: Recorded Sound: Applause; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no 29 in A major, K 201 (186a); Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection"
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Harper, Heather
Conductors: Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: Philharmonia Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra

Mahler's second symphony, like Beethoven's 'Eroica', has become one of Otto Klemperer's performing talismans: a constant source of inspiration, a constant success for him in...continue...
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TES 1348
Beethoven: Symphonies no 8 & 9 / Szell, Harper, Crass, et al
Beethoven: Symphonies no 8 & 9 / Szell, Harper, Crass, et al

2 CD / BBC Legends / 2004-10-19

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93; Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Crass, Franz; Dowd, Ronald; Harper, Heather
Conductors: Szell, George
Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra

Szell's recordings in 1968 of live performances of Beethoven's Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9 with the New Philharmonia were considered one of the sensations of...continue...
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BBC 41552
Britten Conducts Britten Operas Vol 1
Britten Conducts Britten Operas Vol 1

8 CD / Decca / 2004-10-12

Works: Benjamin Britten: Albert Herring, Op. 39; Owen Wingrave, opera, Op. 85; Billy Budd, Op. 50; Peter Grimes
Performers: Amit, Sheila; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bowman, David; Brannigan, Owen; Bryn-Jones, Delme; Bush, Henry [Baritone Vocal]; Cantelo, April; Coleby, Geoffrey; Dempsey, Gregory; Douglas, N...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: Ambrosian Opera Chorus; English Chamber Orchestra; Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus

These recordings of four of Britten's operas conducted by the composer are all classics. Owen Wingrave remains unique as an audio recording and this reissue...continue...
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Mahler's Songs of Youth / Dame Janet Baker, Geoffrey Parsons
Mahler's Songs of Youth / Dame Janet Baker, Geoffrey Parsons

1 CD / Hyperion / 2004-07-01

Works: Gustav Mahler: Aus der Jugendzeit (Lieder und Gesänge), songs (14) for voice & piano (or orchestra) in 3 volumes; Winterlied, song for tenor & piano (no 2 of 3 Songs); Im Lenz, song for tenor & ...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Parsons, Geoffrey
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Scarlatti, Monteverdi, Lawes, Handel / Janet Baker, et al
Scarlatti, Monteverdi, Lawes, Handel / Janet Baker, et al

1 CD / Testament / 2004-02-01

Works: Domenico Scarlatti: Work(s); Claudio Monteverdi: L'Incirinazione Di Poppea; Alessandro Scarlatti: Non sò qual piú m'ingombra, chamber cantata for soprano, 2 violins & continuo ("Cantata Pas...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Malcolm, George
Conductors: Leppard, Raymond
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra

The Monteverdi and Scarlatti recital reissued here was made in the summer of 1969 and published the following year. Though well-established as one of England's...continue...
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TES 1321
Opera in English - J. Baker sings Scenes from Julius Caesar
Opera in English - J. Baker sings Scenes from Julius Caesar

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2002-10-22

Works: George Frederick Handel: Giulio Cesare
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Booth-Jones, Christopher; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Davies, Noel; James, David; Jones, Della; Masterson, Valerie; Tomlinson, John; Walker, Sarah
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: English National Opera Orchestra

"This is an intense, compelling, moving hero who sings with style, beauty, and musicianship of a high order. If you prefer highlights to complete sets,...continue...
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Haydn, Beethoven, et al / Janet Baker, Menuhin, Malcolm
Haydn, Beethoven, et al / Janet Baker, Menuhin, Malcolm

1 CD / Testament / 2002-09-01

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Scottish Folksong, H 31a; Work(s); The Ploughman, folk song for voice, violin & keyboard, H. 31a/10; Ludwig van Beethoven: Polly Stewart, folk song for voice & piano trio, WoO 15...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Gauntlett, Ambrose; Isepp, Martin; Malcolm, George; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; Pople, Ross; Spencer, Robert [Lute]; Whittaker, Douglas

"This reissue pairs two Dame Janet projects from different decades: 1975 recordings of Scottish songs, all arranged by Haydn and Beethoven, and a 1967 session...continue...
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Baroque Adagios
Baroque Adagios

2 CD / Decca / 2002-02-12

Works: Johann Pachelbel: Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major; Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno"; Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins ...
Performers: Accardo, Salvatore [Violin/Conductor]; Ayo, Felix; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Black, Neil; Bonney, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Brown, Iona [Conductor/Violin]; Castagnone, Riccardo; Connah...
Conductors: Munchinger, Karl; ; Malcolm, George; Marriner, Sir Neville; Dyer, Paul; Brown, Iona; Agoult, Raymond; Schiff, Andras [Piano]; Norrington, Roger; Hogwood, Christopher; Leppard, Raymond; Lewis, Anthony
Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music (UK); Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; Australian Brandenburg Orchestra; Chamber Orchestra of Europe; English Chamber Orchestra; I Mu...

Over 2-and-a-half hours of the most peaceful & relaxing pieces of baroque music including Pachelbel's Canon, Vivaldi's Four Seasons (excerpts), Albinoni's Adagio, Handel's Largo, Bach's...continue...
The 17th-century musician and writer Thomas Mace described in 1676 how listeners were "drawn into raptures and contemplations by...musick's divine language, to quietness, joy, and peace; absolute tran...continue...
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DEC 2894704602
Best-Loved Wedding Music
Best-Loved Wedding Music

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2000-12-04

Works: Richard Wagner: Lohengrin; Jeremiah Clarke: Prince of Denmark's March; Charles Gounod: Ave Maria; Sigfrid Karg-Elert: Chorale Improvisations (66) for Organ, Op. 65; Léon Boëllmann: Suite ...
Performers: Andre, Maurice [Trumpet]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bayco, Frederic; Corelli, Franco; Goossens, Leon [Oboe]; Ledger, Philip, Sir [Organ]; Moore, Gerald [Piano]; Ohlsson, Garrick [Pian...
Conductors: Mingardo, Raffaele
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EMI 69592
British Composers - Vaughan Williams: Hodie, etc / Willcocks
British Composers - Vaughan Williams: Hodie, etc / Willcocks

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2000-11-07

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols; Hodie (This Day), Christmas cantata for soprano, tenor, baritone, boys' chorus, chorus & orchestra
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barrow, John; Ledger, Philip, Sir [Organ]; Lewis, Richard [Tenor Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John; Williams, Gavin
Conductors: Rose, Barry; Willcocks, David
Ensemble: ; Guildford Cathedral Choir

This is a classic 1965 recording of Vaughan Williams Hodie, a touching and ebullient seasonal masterpiece written late in the composers life. The perennial Christmas...continue...
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WRNC 674272
Opera in English - Massenet: Werther / Mackerras, et al
Opera in English - Massenet: Werther / Mackerras, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2000-06-27

Works: Jules Massenet: Werther
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Blackburn, Harold; Brecknock, John; Jenkins, Terry; Tomlinson, John; Waugh, Nigel; Wheatley, Patrick
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: English National Opera Chorus

"...It is a tribute to the artistry of Janet Baker and John Brecknockthat the English National Opera's production of 'Werther' conveys so much of the...continue...
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Purcell: Dido and Aeneas / Lewis, Baker, Herincx, et al
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas / Lewis, Baker, Herincx, et al

1 CD / Decca / 2000-04-11

Works: Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, Z 626
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Clark, Patricia; Dart, Thurston; Herincx, Raimund; Sinclair, Monica; Weil, Terence
Conductors: Lewis, Anthony
Ensemble: St. Anthony Singers

"Dame Janet's assumption of the role of Dido, made early in her career but when she was at her vocal peak, is truly memorable..." -Gramophone...continue...
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Opera in English - Donizetti: Mary Stuart / Mackerras, et al
Opera in English - Donizetti: Mary Stuart / Mackerras, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 1999-06-22

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Maria Stuarda
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bostock, Angela; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocal]; Plowright, Rosalind Plowright; Rendall, David; Tomlinson, John
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: English National Opera Orchestra

"A smashingly good show. Baker and Plowright are not names that come to mind when many people think of 19th C. bel canto scores, yet...continue...
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Opera in English - Handel: Julius Caesar / Mackerras, et al
Opera in English - Handel: Julius Caesar / Mackerras, et al

4 CD / Chandos Records / 1999-06-22

Works: George Frederick Handel: Giulio Cesare
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Booth-Jones, Christopher; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Davies, Noel; James, David; Jones, Della; Masterson, Valerie; Tomlinson, John; Walker, Sarah
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: English National Opera Orchestra

"Seemingly stuffy 'opera seria' format was no hindrance to Handel in creating works rich in human drama and musical invention...A highly intelligent, singable English translation...continue...
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