13 CD / Testament / 2008-08-12Works: Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold; Die Walküre; Siegfried; Götterdämmerung
Performers: Allman, Robert; Bohme, Kurt [Bass Vocal]; Coates, Edith; Dalberg, Frederick; Evans, Edgar; Fisher, Sylvia; Grant, June; Hale, Una; Hotter, Hans; Howitt, Barbara; Ilosvay, Maria von; Klein, Peter; Kra...
Conductors: Kempe, Rudolf
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Richard Wagner's complete 'Ring' cycle led by Rudolf Kempe, recorded live at the Royal Opera House in 1957 is now available from Testament in new...continue...
1 CD / BBC Legends / 2007-07-31Works: Anonymous: God Save the Queen (National Anthem, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland); Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
Performers: Borg, Kim; Fisher, Sylvia; Lewis, Richard [Tenor Vocal]; Merriman, Nan
Conductors: Beecham, Thomas
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Thomas Beecham has been exceptionally well served by BBC Legends (this is the twelfth Beecham release on the label) though in almost all cases...continue...
8 CD / Decca / 2004-10-12Works: 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; Cantelo, April; Coleby, Geoffrey; Dempsey, Gregory; Douglas, Nigel; Drake, Brya...
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...
2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2000-03-14Works: Carl Nielsen: Saul og David (Saul and David), opera, FS 25
Performers: Borg, Kim; Christoff, Boris; Fisher, Sylvia; Gobel, Bodil; Hartmann, Willy; Langdon, Michael; Söderström, Elisabeth; Young, Alexander [Tenor Vocal]
Conductors: Horenstein, Jascha
Ensemble: Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Saul and David is one of the two great operas by Denmark's greatest composer, Carl Nielsen, and this 1972 performance in Copenhagen under the legendary...continue...