2 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-07-08Works: Arthur Sullivan: Ruddigore; The Merchant of Venice, incidental music
Performers: Baker, George [Baritone Vocal]; Blackburn, Harold; Brannigan, Owen; Harwood, Elizabeth [Soprano Vocals]; Lewis, Richard [Tenor Vocal]; Morison, Elsie; Rouleau, Joseph
Conductors: Sargent, Malcolm, Sir; Dunn, Vivian
Ensemble: ; Pro Arte Orchestra
BBC Music Magazine
An underrated gem, meshing parody pastoral with supernatural and graced by Sargent's attention to instrumental detail.
2 CD / Chandos Records / 2000-06-27Works: 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...