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Essential Choral - Over 2 hours of uplifting classics
Essential Choral - Over 2 hours of uplifting classics

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2013-01-22

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria in D, RV 589; Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147; Magnificat in D, BWV 243; Cantata no 140; Mass in B minor; George Frederick Han...
Performers: Barley, Peter; Bell, David [Organ]; Beniston, Paul; Bowley, John; Corkhill, David [Conductor/Percussion]; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Garcia, José Luis; Harper, Heather; Harrhy, Eid...
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Willcocks, David; Mackerras, Charles; Cleobury, Stephen; Welser-Möst, Franz; Neumann, Peter; Sawallisch, Wolfgang; Muti, Riccardo; Tennstedt, Klaus; Pappano, Antonio; Nels...

This collection of popular choral classics starts with some of the glories of the Baroque era by some of its greatest composers like Vivaldi, Handel...continue...
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Essential Britten / Over 2 hours of Britten's greatest masterworks
Essential Britten / Over 2 hours of Britten's greatest masterworks

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2012-10-09

Works: Benjamin Britten: Les Illuminations, Op. 18; Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4; Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31; Concerto for Violin Op. 15; Saint Nicolas, Op. 42; A Ceremony of Carols, O...
Performers: Bostridge, Ian; Brightman, Sarah; Brown, Timothy; Carter, Roy [Oboe]; Clark, James [Tenor Vocal]; Drake, Julius [Piano]; Ellis, Osian; Godlee, Julian; Haendel, Ida; Harper, Heather; Lenehan, John [Pi...
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Brown, Iona; Bedford, Steuart; Berglund, Paavo; Willcocks, David; Pesek, Libor; Whitfield, John; Tate, Jeffrey; Previn, Andre; Hickox, Richard; Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: ; Endymion Ensemble

Essential Classics is a series of 2-CD sets drawn from the catalogs of EMI Classics and Virgin Classics. Presenting the bestloved and most popular works...continue...
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The Very Best of Daniel Barenboim from the EMI Catalog [2 CDs]
The Very Best of Daniel Barenboim from the EMI Catalog [2 CDs]

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2012-07-17

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488; Trio for Piano and Strings no 5 in G major, K 564; Variations (10) for Piano in G major on Gluck's "Unser dummer Pöbel meint"...
Performers: Alva, Luigi [Tenor Vocals]; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Bonig, Andrea; Donath, Helen [Soprano Vocal]; Evans, Geraint [Baritone]; Finnila, Birgit; Garrard, Don; Harper, Heather; Hohn, Carola...
Conductors: Barenboim, Daniel; Boulez, Pierre; Barbirolli, John

Daniel Barenboim was born in Buenos Aires in 1942 and received his first piano lessons at age five from his mother. Later, he studied under...continue...
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Essential Gilbert & Sullivan - Over 2 hours of witty and delightful operaetta
Essential Gilbert & Sullivan - Over 2 hours of witty and delightful operaetta

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2012-06-05

Works: Arthur Sullivan: The Mikado; Trial by Jury; H.M.S. Pinafore; The Pirates of Penzance; Patience; Iolanthe; Ruddigore; The Gondoliers; The Yeomen of the Guard
Performers: Baker, George [Baritone Vocal]; Bowden, Pamela; Brannigan, Owen; Cameron, John; Cantelo, April; Evans, Geraint [Baritone]; Graham, Edna; Harper, Heather; Lewis, Richard [Tenor Vocals]; Milligan, Jame...
Conductors: Sargent, Malcolm
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Beethoven: Missa Solemnis / Heather Harper, Julia Hamari, William Steinberg
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis / Heather Harper, Julia Hamari, William Steinberg

1 CD / ICA Classics / 2012-02-28

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123
Performers: Eliasson, Sven Olof; Gehring, Wolfram; Harper, Heather; Marschner, Wolfgang; Meven, Peter
Conductors: Steinberg, William
Ensemble: Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra

William Steinberg (1899 - 1978), a native of Cologne who spent almost all his career in the USA, was known principally as Music Director of...continue...
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100 Best Choruses
100 Best Choruses

6 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-11-01

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria, RV 589; Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 140; Henry Purcell: Come ye sons of art away (Birthday Ode for Queen Mary); Chri...
Performers: Barrard, Marc; Bracht, Roland; Caballé, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Cappuccilli, Piero; Dernesch, Helga [Soprano]; Donath, Helen [Soprano Vocal]; Erwen, Keith; Frese, Siegfried Rudolf; Harper...
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles; Marriner, Sir Neville; Gönnenwein, Wolfgang; Munrow, David; Gardiner, John Eliot; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Willcocks, David; Frühbeck de Burgos, Rafae; Vienna Philharmonic Or...
Ensemble: ; Dunedin Consort; Orféon Donostiarra ; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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Busoni: Doktor Faust / Fischer-Dieskau, Harper, Lewis, Wallace - Sir Adrian Boult
Busoni: Doktor Faust / Fischer-Dieskau, Harper, Lewis, Wallace - Sir Adrian Boult

1 CD / London Philharmonic Orchestra / 2011-09-27

Works: Ferruccio Busoni: Doktor Faust
Performers: Cameron, John; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Harper, Heather; Lewis, Richard [Tenor Vocals]; Wallace, Ian
Conductors: Boult, Adrian
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra

A world première performance personalized by conductor Sir Adrian Boult, this archive recording from 1959 features Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau singing the role of Faust. This unreleased...continue...
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Britten: Les Illuminations; War Requiem
Britten: Les Illuminations; War Requiem

2 CD / Cascavelle / 2010-07-13

Works: Benjamin Britten: Les Illuminations; War Requiem, Op. 66; Alban Berg: Early Songs (7)
Performers: Danco, Suzanne; Harper, Heather; Hemsley, Thomas; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: Ansermet, Ernest

Even though Ansermet was a great fan of Britten, he was never able to record his works because of their recording contracts with Decca. This...continue...
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50 Best Opera
50 Best Opera

3 CD / Warner Classics / 2010-06-29

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro; Don Giovanni; Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620; Così fan tutte, K 588; Gioachino Rossini: Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), ...
Performers: Alagna, Roberto; Allen, Thomas; Bacquier, Gabriel; Bastin, Jules; Bavarian State Opera Orchestra; Behrens, Hildegard; Berganza, Teresa [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Blanc, Ernest; Caballe, Montserrat [Sopra...
Conductors: Barenboim, Daniel; Haitink, Bernard; Sawallisch, Wolfgang; Norrington, Roger; Böhm, Karl; Levine, James; Giulini, Carlo Maria; Serafin, Tullio; Mehta, Zubin; Ceccato, Aldo; Karajan, Herbert v.; ...
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50 Best Classics
50 Best Classics

3 CD / Warner Classics / 2010-06-29

Works: George Frederick Handel: Solomon; Coronation Anthem; Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto no 1 in E 'La primavera'; Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565; Doubl...
Performers: Barley, Peter; Bell, David [Organ]; de los Angeles, Victoria; Eisenberg, Matthias; Ferras, Christian [Violin]; Garcia, Jose-Luis; Gutierrez, Horacio; Harper, Heather; Harwood, Elizabeth [Soprano Voca...
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Lysy, Alberto; Sanderling, Kurt; Jansons, Mariss; Muti, Riccardo; Barbirolli, John; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Previn, Andre; Boskovsky, Willi; Davis, Andrew; Plasson, Michel; Ormandy...
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Handel: Alexander's Feast / Philip, Ledger
Handel: Alexander's Feast / Philip, Ledger

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2010-05-18

Works: George Frederick Handel: Alexander's Feast, HWV 75; The Choice of Hercules, oratorio, HWV 69
Performers: Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Harper, Heather; Tear, Robert; Watts, Helen [Contralto Vocals]
Conductors: Ledger, Philip [Organ]
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Within a Dream - A Celebration of the Artistry of Richard Hickox
Within a Dream - A Celebration of the Artistry of Richard Hickox

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2009-10-27

Works: Frank Bridge: The Sea, suite for orchestra; Benjamin Britten: Albert Herring, Op. 39; War Requiem, Op. 66; Peter Grimes; Ralph Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (Symphony no 2) (Original 1913 versi...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Barker, Cheryl; Bullock, Susan; Burgess, Sally; Davies, Arthur [Tenor Vocal]; Eckhoff, Herbert; Elms, Roderick; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Voca...
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; BBC Welsh Symphony; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; City of London Sinfonia; Collegium Musicum 90; London Symphony Orchestra; R...

The premature death of Richard Hickox on 23 November 2008, aged sixty, deprived the musical world of one of its greatest conductors. The depth and...continue...
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The Record of Singing Vol 5 - From the LP to the Digital Era
The Record of Singing Vol 5 - From the LP to the Digital Era

10 CD / Warner Classics / 2009-03-10

Works: Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman; Tannhäuser; Lohengrin; Die Walküre; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Tristan und Isolde; Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Die tote Stadt (The Dead City); Ar...
Performers: Alagna, Roberto; Aler, John [Tenor Vocal]; Allen, Thomas; Alva, Luigi [Tenor Vocals]; Ameling, Elly [Soprano Vocal]; Anderson, June [Soprano Vocal]; Andre, Maurice [Trumpet]; Angelici, Martha; Argent...
Conductors: Ludwig, Leopold; Konwitschny, Franz; Dobroven, Issay; Weigert, Herman; Prêtre, Georges; Pr?tre, Georges; Cluytens, André; Furtwängler, Wilhelm; Karajan, Herbert v.; Kempe, Rudolf; S...
Ensemble: ; Collegium Vocale (Ghent); Consort of Musicke; Ensemble Artaserse; Ensemble Orchestral de Paris; Fretwork; Hespèrion XX; Hesp?rion XX; Il Complesso Barocco; Il Seminario Musicale; La Grande &...

EMI Classics is proud to present two 10-CD boxed sets of 'The Record of Singing'. Together this collection offers a breath-taking overview of the past...continue...
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Handel: Theodora / Somary, Harper, Forrester, Young, et al
Handel: Theodora / Somary, Harper, Forrester, Young, et al

2 CD / Traditions Alive / 2009-01-13

Works: George Frederick Handel: Theodora
Performers: Fleet, Edgar; Harper, Heather; Lawrenson, John; Lester, Harold; Young, Alexander [Tenor Vocal]
Conductors: Somary, Johannes
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
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Benjamin Britten - The Collector's Edition
Benjamin Britten - The Collector's Edition

37 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-11-24

Works: Benjamin Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20; Peter Grimes; Passacaglia, for orchestra, Op. 33b (from "Peter Grimes"); The Young person's guide to the orchestra; Canadian Carnival, for orchestra, Op...
Performers: Adey, John; Allen, Benjamin; Allen, Thomas; Alley, John [Piano]; Allison, Richard; Andrew Davis [Conductor/Organ]; Andsnes, Leif Ove; Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Bailey, Norman [Bass Baritone]...
Conductors: Pesek, Libor; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Järvi, Paavo; Berglund, Paavo; Brown, Iona; Yuasa, Takuo; Hickox, Richard; Marriner, Sir Neville; Harding, Daniel; Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Bedford, Steuart; Knu...
Ensemble: ; Endymion Ensemble

Benjamin Britten was without question one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. This 37-CD set features all of his most beloved works, giving...continue...
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Handel: Theodora / Somary, Harper, Forrester, Young, et al
Handel: Theodora / Somary, Harper, Forrester, Young, et al

2 CD / Musical Concepts / 2008-10-14

Works: George Frederick Handel: Theodora, HWV 68
Performers: Fleet, Edgar; Forrester, Maureen; Harper, Heather; Lawrenson, John; Lehane, Maureen; Lester, Harold; Young, Alexander
Conductors: ; Somary, Johannes
Ensemble: AmorArtis Chamber Choir; English Chamber Orchestra

Theodora was a favorite with Handel himself. This Classic Vanguard account is traditional in style and is directed by an understanding and intelligent Handelian, Johannes...continue...
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Gilbert & Sullivan: Iolanthe, Overture di Ballo / Sargent, Thomas, Sinclair, Cameron, Wallace, et al
Gilbert & Sullivan: Iolanthe, Overture di Ballo / Sargent, Thomas, Sinclair, Cameron, Wallace, et al

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-07-08

Works: Arthur Sullivan: Iolanthe (The Peer and the Peri), operetta; Overture di ballo, for orchestra in E major
Performers: Baker, George [Baritone Vocal]; Brannigan, Owen; Cameron, John; Cantelo, April; Harper, Heather; Morison, Elsie; Wallace, Ian; Young, Alexander [Tenor Vocal]
Conductors: Sargent, Malcolm
Ensemble: Pro Arte Orchestra
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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, Sir; Sargent, Malcolm; Barbirolli, John; Hickox, Richard; O'Brien, Brendan; Davies, Meredith; Willcocks, David; Ro...
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...

This 30-CD budget boxed set contains all of the hits, as well as other gems such as 'A Sea Symphony', 'Fantasia on Christmas Carols', 'On...continue...
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Britten: Peter Grimes / Benjamin Britten, Sir Peter Pears [DVD]
Britten: Peter Grimes / Benjamin Britten, Sir Peter Pears [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Decca / 2008-07-08

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes, Op. 33
Performers: Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Drake, Bryan; Harper, Heather; Pears, Peter, Sir; Tear, Robert
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: Ambrosian Opera Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra

This is the first audio-visual recording of this essential opera, conducted by the composer. It is also the only version to star Peter Pears, who...continue...
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Country of Origin: USA
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LPO 75th Anniversary Vol 2 / Pritchard, Solti, Haitink
LPO 75th Anniversary Vol 2 / Pritchard, Solti, Haitink

4 CD / London Philharmonic Orchestra / 2007-09-25

Works: Benjamin Britten: Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31; Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 15; Our Hunting Fathers, song cycle for high voice & orchestra, Op. 8; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Pa...
Performers: Busch, Nicolas; Crehan, Dermot; Friend, Rodney [Violin]; Gunes, Rusen; Harper, Heather; Jackson, Mark; Nolan, David; Partridge, Ian [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: Pritchard, John; Solti, Georg; Haitink, Bernard
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra

As the record industry found its feet in the middle of the 20th century, so the London Philharmonic Orchestra came of age - establishing itself...continue...
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Handel: Judas Maccabeus / Somary, Harper, et al
Handel: Judas Maccabeus / Somary, Harper, et al

2 CD / Musical Concepts / 2007-08-14

Works: George Frederick Handel: Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63
Performers: Clark, Patricia; Harper, Heather; Keyte, Christopher; Shirley-Quirk, John; Temperley, Jean; Young, Alexander [Tenor Vocal]
Conductors: Somary, Johannes
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra

The only budget version of this complete oratorio currently available. A much loved performance that has stood the test of time with its golden cast...continue...

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The Originals - Mahler: Symphony no 2
The Originals - Mahler: Symphony no 2 "Resurrection" / Solti

1 CD / Decca / 2007-07-10

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection"
Performers: Harper, Heather
Conductors: Solti, Georg
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
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Handel: Messiah (Complete)
Handel: Messiah (Complete)

2 CD / Philips Classics Imports / 2007-06-12

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
Performers: Downes, Ralph; Harper, Heather; Lang, William; Pearson, Leslie [Keyboard]; Shirley-Quirk, John; Wakefield, John
Conductors: Davis, Colin

Musically, the star of this show is soprano Heather Harper. She recorded this at age 33 with profound devotion to Handel, fine ornamentation, flawless technique...continue...
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Haydn: The Creation / David Willcocks
Haydn: The Creation / David Willcocks

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2007-01-23

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: The Creation, H 21 no 2; Insanae et Vanae Curae, motet for chorus & orchestra, Becker-Glauch B/8 (adapted from "Il Ritornio d; Missa in Tempore belli, for soloists, chorus, organ ...
Performers: Andrew Davis [Conductor/Organ]; Blades, James; Harper, Heather; Harvey, Keith; Lancelot, James; Shirley-Quirk, John; Tear, Robert; Young, Alexander [Tenor Vocal]
Conductors: Willcocks, David
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Choral Favourites from King's / Ledger, Willcocks, et al
Choral Favourites from King's / Ledger, Willcocks, et al

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2007-01-23

Works: Gregorio Allegri: Miserere; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Ave verum corpus; Thomas Tallis: If ye love me; Antonio Vivaldi: "Domine Deus" from Gloria RV 589, for Soprano, Trumpet and Continuo; John Tavener...
Performers: Andrew Davis [Conductor/Organ]; Beasley-Murray, Timothy; Ellis, Osian; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Grier, Francis; Hare, Ian; Harper, Heather; Hayes, Nicholas; King, Andrew [Tenor]; Layton...
Conductors: Cleobury, Stephen; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Willcocks, David
Ensemble: ; Academy of Ancient Music (UK); Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Cambridge Classical Players; City of London Sinfonia
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Essential Choral Classics
Essential Choral Classics

2 CD / Decca Imports / 2006-06-13

Works: Carl Orff: Carmina burana; George Frederick Handel: Coronation Anthem; Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Gregorio Allegri: Miserere; Felix Mendelssohn: Hear my prayer; Elijah, Op. 70; César Franck: Pan...
Performers: Brown, Wilfred; Burrowes, Norma; Freni, Mirella [Soprano Vocals]; Goodman, Roy [Conductor]; Harper, Heather; Hussain, Alastair; Kollo, Rene [Tenor Vocal]; Krause, Tom; Minton, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]...
Conductors: Dutoit, Charles; Willcocks, David; Daniel, Paul; Cleobury, Stephen; Gandolfi, Romano; Ottley, Jerold D.; Britten, Benjamin; Solti, Georg; Preston, Simon; Marriner, Sir Neville; Guest, George; Haitink...
Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus; Cambridge University Music Society; Chicago Symphony Chorus; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Chr...

This 2-CD set Includes more than 21/2 hours of the greatest 'hits' of the chorus. Performances are by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Kings College Choir...continue...
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Mahler: Symphony no 8 / Solti, Chicago Symphony, et al
Mahler: Symphony no 8 / Solti, Chicago Symphony, et al

1 CD / Decca / 2006-06-13

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 8 in E flat major
Performers: Harper, Heather; Kollo, Rene [Tenor Vocal]; Popp, Lucia [Soprano Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John; Talvela, Martti
Conductors: Solti, Georg
Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Chorus

"Now at last Mahler's 'Symphony of a Thousand' can be heard on record at something approaching its full, expansive stature. Here is a version from...continue...

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Mahler: Symphony no 8 / Haitink, Royal Concertgebouw, et al
Mahler: Symphony no 8 / Haitink, Royal Concertgebouw, et al

1 Super Audio CD / PentaTone Classics / 2006-05-16

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 8 in E flat major
Performers: Bork, Hanneke van; Cochran, William; Cotrubas, Ileana; Harper, Heather; Juda, Jo; Prey, Hermann [Baritone Vocals]; Sotin, Hans; Wijs, Kees De
Conductors: Haitink, Bernard
Ensemble: St. Pius X Children's Choir

The premiere performance of this symphony in Munich on September 12, 1910 featured a chorus of about 850, with an orchestra of 171. These massive...continue...
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Gounod: Faust / Gavazzeni, Gedda, Ghiaurov, Harper, et al
Gounod: Faust / Gavazzeni, Gedda, Ghiaurov, Harper, et al

3 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2005-12-06

Works: Charles Gounod: Faust
Performers: Bartoletti, Luisa; Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Ghiaurov, Nicolai [Bass Vocals]; Harper, Heather; Massard, Robert; Retes, Africa De
Conductors: Gavazzeni, Gianandrea

'Faust' made its composer, Gounod, and his publisher, Choudens, rich men. For decades it was the most popular opera in the world, although in recent...continue...
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ODO 1443
Elgar: Enigma Variations, etc;  Britten / Harper, Haitink
Elgar: Enigma Variations, etc; Britten / Harper, Haitink

1 CD / London Philharmonic Orchestra / 2005-10-18

Works: Edward Elgar: Introduction and Allegro for String Quartet and String Orchestra, Op. 47; Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma"; Benjamin Britten: Our Hunting Fathers, Op. 8
Performers: Crehan, Dermont; Gunes, Rusen; Harper, Heather; Jackson, Mark; Nolan, David
Conductors: Haitink, Bernard
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra

As Principal Conductor, Bernard Haitink presided over some of the London Philharmonic Orchestras most memorable and exciting years in the 1970s. LPO presents live accounts...continue...
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LPO 0002
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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100 Best Opera Classics
100 Best Opera Classics

6 CD / Warner Classics / 2005-02-15

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492; Don Giovanni; Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620; Così fan tutte, K 588; Gioachino Rossini: Barbe...
Performers: Adam, Theo; Alagna, Roberto; Aler, John [Tenor Vocal]; Allen, Thomas; Anderson, June [Soprano Vocal]; Bacquier, Gabriel; Baltsa, Agnes; Bastin, Jules; Behrens, Hildegard; Berganza, Teresa [Mezzo-Sopr...
Conductors: Barenboim, Daniel; Haitink, Bernard; Sawallisch, Wolfgang; Norrington, Roger; Böhm, Karl; Levine, James; Giulini, Carlo Maria; Serafin, Tullio; Mehta, Zubin; Ceccato, Aldo; Karajan, Herbert v.; ...

This six CD set contains the most important sections of key Operas through history. 100 Best Opera Classics is the companion to last years 100...continue...
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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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Grand Tier - Mozart: Idomeneo, Ré di Creta / Davis, et al
Grand Tier - Mozart: Idomeneo, Ré di Creta / Davis, et al

3 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2004-10-05

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Idomeneo
Performers: Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Harper, Heather; Liviero, Antonio; Norman, Jessye [Soprano vocals]; Pugliese, Franco; Snarski, Andrea; Woodland, Rae
Conductors: Davis, Colin
Ensemble: Italian Radio Chorus Rome
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Gemini - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro / Barenboim, et al
Gemini - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro / Barenboim, et al

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2004-06-01

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
Performers: Berganza, Teresa [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Blegen, Judith [Soprano Vocals]; Donnelly, Malcolm; Evans, Geraint [Baritone]; Finnila, Birgit; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Fryatt, John; Gale,...
Conductors: Barenboim, Daniel
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
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Gemini - Bruckner: Masses, Te Deum, Motets / Barenboim
Gemini - Bruckner: Masses, Te Deum, Motets / Barenboim

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2004-06-01

Works: Anton Bruckner: Mass no 2, for chorus & winds in E minor, WAB 27; Te Deum in C major, WAB 45; Mass no 3 in F minor, WAB 28; Ave Maria; Christus factus est (III), gradual for chorus in D minor, WAB 11...
Performers: Garrard, Don; Harper, Heather; Pashley, Anne; Rintzler, Marius; Tear, Robert
Conductors: Barenboim, Daniel
Ensemble: John Alldis Choir; New Philharmonia Chorus; New Philharmonia Orchestra

"These recordings, all with analog sources, have a mild level of background hiss, noticable with headphones, but not bothersome. Otherwise the sound is very good,...continue...
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Classics - In Ireland - Orchestral Works by Hamilton Harty
Classics - In Ireland - Orchestral Works by Hamilton Harty

3 CD / Chandos Records / 2004-05-25

Works: Hamilton Harty: Concerto for Violin in D minor; Concerto for Piano in B minor; Children of Lir for soprano & orchestra; Variations on a Dublin Air for violin & orchestra; Danny Boy (Londonderry Air);...
Performers: Binns, Malcolm; Fleming, Colin; Harper, Heather; Holmes, Ralph; Kelly, Denise; Lee, Pan Hon
Conductors: Thompson, Bryden
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

This is by far the most comprehensive collection of this composer available. Harty was an Irish conductor and composer, who became conductor of the Halle...continue...
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CHA 10194
Britten: War Requiem, Sinfonia da Requiem, etc / Hickox, etc
Britten: War Requiem, Sinfonia da Requiem, etc / Hickox, etc

2 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2003-04-22

Works: Benjamin Britten: War Requiem, Op. 66; Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20; Ballad of Heroes, for high voice, chorus & orchestra, Op. 14
Performers: Elms, Roderick; Harper, Heather; Hill, Martyn [Tenor Vocals]; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocal]; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: London Symphony Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra; St. Paul's Cathedral Choir

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Drawing on a disciplined and dedicated response from his London Symphony forces, Hickox masterminds a stirring display (ideally balanced by the Couzens production team) that...continue...
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britten: the rape of lucretia
britten: the rape of lucretia

2 CD / Decca Imports / 2003-04-08

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 425666
Opera Obsession! Act II - Opera d'Oro's Greatest Hits
Opera Obsession! Act II - Opera d'Oro's Greatest Hits

1 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2003-02-04

Works: Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; Madama Butterfly; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Fromental Halévy: La Juive, opera; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Idomeneo; Così fan tutte, K 588; Giuseppe Verd...
Performers: Blachut, Beno; Bruscantini, Sesto; Caballe, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Cappuccilli, Piero; Channes, Muriel de; Ciannella, Giuliano; Domingo, Placido [Tenor Vocals]; ...

This second volume of "Opera Obsession!" brings more great hits from the vast Opear d'Oro catalog of live opera, most of them issued for the...continue...
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ODO 1002
Mozart: Idomeneo, Ré di Creta / Davis, Gedda, et al
Mozart: Idomeneo, Ré di Creta / Davis, Gedda, et al

3 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2002-09-03

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Idomeneo
Performers: Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Harper, Heather; Liviero, Antonio; Norman, Jessye [Soprano vocals]; Pugliese, Franco; Snarski, Andrea; Spica, Elvira; Virgili, Carla; Woodland, Rae
Conductors: Davis, Colin
Ensemble: Italian Radio Chorus Rome

Mozart was only 24 when he wrote 'Idomeneo' but he already had seven operas to his credit. Although it is not his best-known opera today,...continue...
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Offenbach: Les contes d'Hoffmann /Maag, Konya, Mesplé, et al
Offenbach: Les contes d'Hoffmann /Maag, Konya, Mesplé, et al

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2002-02-05

Works: Jacques Offenbach: Gaîté Parisienne
Performers: Bacquier, Gabriel; Bakocevic, Radmila; Falzetti, Nino; Harper, Heather; Konya, Sandor; Mesple, Mady; Souza, Noemi
Conductors: Maag, Peter
Ensemble: Buenos Aires Teatro Colón Chorus

A top cast introduces Offenbach's operatic masterpiece to the Opera d'Oro collection for the first time in a really superior performance. Live performance, Buenos Aires,...continue...
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ODO 1331
Britten: Peter Grimes / Davis, Vickers, Harper, et al
Britten: Peter Grimes / Davis, Vickers, Harper, et al

2 CD / Philips / 1999-06-15

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Cahill, Teresa; Dobson, John; Harper, Heather; Lanigan, John; Pashley, Anne; Payne, Patricia; Robinson, Forbes; Summers, Jonathan; van Allan, Richard [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Vickers, Jon
Conductors: Davis, Colin
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
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Opera for Pleasure - Mozart: Don Giovanni Highlights
Opera for Pleasure - Mozart: Don Giovanni Highlights

1 CD / Classics For Pleasure / 1998-11-17

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni
Performers: Alva, Luigi [Tenor Vocals]; Baracchi, Walter; Donath, Helen [Soprano Vocal]; Evans, Geraint [Baritone]; Harper, Heather; Lagger, Peter; Rinaldi, Alberto; Sgourda, Antigone; Soyer, Roger
Conductors: Barenboim, Daniel
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Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2
Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2

2 CD / Decca Imports / 1996-06-03

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan"; Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection"
Performers: Harper, Heather
Conductors: Solti, Georg

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Abide With Me - 50 Favourtie Hymns
Abide With Me - 50 Favourtie Hymns

2 CD / Decca Imports / 1996-06-03

Works: John Goss: Hymn; Henry Purcell: Christ is made the sure foundation; Melchior Teschner: All glory, laud and honor; Edward Miller: Hymn; New English Hymnal: The Day of Resurrection! (tune Ellacombe), n...
Performers: Alan, Hervey; Anderson, Alexander; Blades, James; Blyth, Bruce; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Bowen, John; Brown, Wilfred; Byram-Wigfield, Timothy [Organ]; Choir, Paisley Abbey; Cleobury, Stephen [...
Conductors: Smart, Charles; Hill, David

Personnel: Heather Harper (soprano); Neil Mackie , Wilfred Brown, John Bowen (tenor); Roland Roberts (baritone); Hervey Alan (bass voice); Bruce Blyth (treble); Stephen Cleobury (descant); Timothy B...continue...
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DECI 452252
Tippett: King Priam / Atherton, London Sinfonietta
Tippett: King Priam / Atherton, London Sinfonietta

2 CD / Chandos Records / 1995-11-21

Works: Michael Tippett: King Priam, opera in 3 acts
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Bailey, Norman [Bass Baritone]; Bowen, Kenneth; Hall, Peter; Harper, Heather; Hirst, Linda; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocal]; Minton, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]; Murray, Ann; Palmer, Felic...
Conductors: Atherton, David
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta Chorus

"The performance and the clean, transparent recording are in short fully worthy of this wonderful opera...a remarkably fine performance." -Grammophone "...I could use the space...continue...
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