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Essential Opera Divas - Over 2 hours of glorious operatic performances
Essential Opera Divas - Over 2 hours of glorious operatic performances

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2013-01-22

Works: George Frederick Handel: Alcina; Antonio Vivaldi: Bajazet; Christoph Willibald Gluck: Iphigénie en Aulide; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro; Don Giovanni; Die Zauberflöte (The Ma...
Performers: Anderson, June [Soprano Vocal]; Arroyo, Martina; Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Behrens, Hildegard; Caballe, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Ciofi, Patrizia; Crespin, Regine; d...
Conductors: Hickox, Richard; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; Rousset, Christophe; Muti, Riccardo; Giulini, Carlo Maria; Haitink, Bernard; Sawallisch, Wolfgang; Langrée, Louis; Karajan, Herbert v.; Tennstedt, Klaus;...

These two CDs present a veritable galaxy of opera divas - sopranos who have won countless hearts and thrilled millions of opera lovers with their...continue...
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Kaija Saariaho: The Works for Orchestra [4 CDs]
Kaija Saariaho: The Works for Orchestra [4 CDs]

4 CD / Ondine / 2012-02-28

Works: Kaija Saariaho: Lichtbogen, for 2 violins, viola, cello, bass, percussion, piano, flute, harp & electronics; Grammaire des rêves, for soprano, contralto, 2 flutes, harp, viola & cello; Du crist...
Performers: Freund, Pia; Karttunen, Anssi [Cello]; Komsi, Anu [Soprano Vocal]; Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]; Salomaa, Petteri; Storgårds, John [Conductor, Violin]; Suovanen, Gabriel
Conductors: Lintu, Hannu; Salonen, Esa-Pekka; Saraste, Jukka-Pekka; Eschenbach, Christoph
Ensemble: Avanti! Chamber Orchestra; Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; Orchestre de Paris

On her 60th anniversary in 2012, this 4-CD collector's box contains recordings of fourteen orchestral works by Grammy-awarded Kaija Saariaho, many of them featuring vocal...continue...

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OND 1113
The Nordic Experience: works by Grieg, Sinding, Gade, Sibelius and Melartin
The Nordic Experience: works by Grieg, Sinding, Gade, Sibelius and Melartin

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-11-15

Works: Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite no 1, Op. 46; Peer Gynt Suite no 2, Op. 55; Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16; Christian Sinding: Rustle of Spring (Frühlingsrauchen), for piano, Op. 32/3; Niel...
Performers: Aadland, Harald; Duchable, Francois-René [Piano]; Hanslip, Chloe [Violin]; Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]; Rautavaara, Einojuhani; Sonstebo, Jon Wien; Sponberg, Atle; Tateno, Izumi
Conductors: Rasilainen, Ari; Oramo, Sakari; Mann, Paul; Sato, Shuntaro; Pekkanen, Pertti; Guschlbauer, Theodor; Saraste, Jukka-Pekka

Two and a half hours of cool and timeless classics from the North....continue...
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Russian Experience
Russian Experience

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-11-15

Works: Mikhail Glinka: Ruslan et Lyudmila; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, Op. 64; Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades); Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a; Anatol Lyadov: Preludes Op. 39; Nikolay M...
Performers: Berezovsky, Boris [Piano]; Kniazev, Alexander; Krainev, Vladimir; Lugansky, Nikolai [Piano]; Markovich, Aleksandr [Piano]; Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]; Nakariakov, Sergei [Trumpet]; Rostropovich...
Conductors: Lombard, Alain; Masur, Kurt; Lazarev, Alexander; Sado, Yutaka; Inbal, Eliahu; Kitayenko, Dmitri; ; Serebrier, José
Ensemble: ; Beaux Arts Trio

1 1/2 hours of Russian romance and tragedy...continue...
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100 Best Soprano Arias
100 Best Soprano Arias

6 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-11-01

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata BWV 51; Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208; George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Joshua; Rinaldo; Alcina; Serse; I...
Performers: Anderson, June [Soprano Vocal]; Argenta, Nancy; Augér, Arleen [Soprano]; Behrens, Hildegard; Bella, Benito di; Caballé, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Ciof...
Conductors: Huggett, Monica; Schreier, Peter; Parrott, Andrew; Mackerras, Charles; Fischer, Georg; Trevor, Kirk; Hickox, Richard; Haïm, Emmanuelle; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; Barbirolli, John; Rousset, Christo...
Ensemble: ; Europa Galante; Le Concert d'Astrée ; Les Talens Lyriques; Sonnerie; Taverner Players
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Bernstein: Symphony No. 3; Chichester Psalms / Menuhin, Mills, Mattila, Norman-Webb. Sado
Bernstein: Symphony No. 3; Chichester Psalms / Menuhin, Mills, Mattila, Norman-Webb. Sado

1 CD / Apex / 2011-03-29

Works: Leonard Bernstein: Symphony no 3 ("Kaddish"), for soprano, speakers, choruses & orchestra; Chichester Psalms
Performers: Ivorra, Patrick; Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]; Norman-Webb, Michelle; Takeda, Masao
Conductors: Sado, Yutaka
Ensemble: French National Radio Orchestra

Recording information: Salle Olivier Messiaen, Radio France, Paris, France....continue...
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The Tchaikovsky Experience
The Tchaikovsky Experience

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-02-22

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23; Symphony no 1 in G minor, Op. 13 "Winter Daydreams"; Symphony no 2 in C minor, Op. 17 "Little Russian"; Souvenir d'un lieu ...
Performers: Golan, Itamar [Piano]; Leonskaja, Elisabeth; Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]; Repin, Vadim [Violin]; Rostropovich, Mstislav; Vengerov, Maxim [Violin]; Vishnevskaya, Galina
Conductors: Masur, Kurt; Svetlanov, Evgeny; Mehta, Zubin; Lazarev, Alexander; Sado, Yutaka; Krivine, Emmanuel
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Essential Highlights Of Karita Mattila
Essential Highlights Of Karita Mattila

2 CD / Ondine / 2010-04-27

Works: Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser; Antonin Dvorák: Rusalka; Giuseppe Verdi: Aida, opera; La forza del destino; Giacomo Puccini: Tosca; Johann Strauss II: Die Fledermaus; Jean Sibelius: Flickan kom...
Performers: Lerche, Peter; Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]; Ranta, Ilmo [Piano]
Conductors: Saraste, Jukka-Pekka

On the occasion of its 25th anniversary in 2010, Ondine releases a series of five two-fers, featuring each two best-selling CD titles from its back...continue...

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Irresistible Karita Mattila
Irresistible Karita Mattila

1 CD / Ondine / 2010-04-27

Works: Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser; Antonin Dvorák: Rusalka; Giuseppe Verdi: Aida, opera; Giacomo Puccini: Tosca; Jean Sibelius: Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte (The Maid Return...
Performers: Band, Fever; Eskola, Jukka; Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Herrala, Ville; How Many Sisters; Kallio, Mika; Lassy, Timo; Lerche, Peter; Lintinen, Kirmo; Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]; Mustonen, ...
Conductors: Saraste, Jukka-Pekka; Niemi, Riku; Savijoki, Pekka; Lintinen, Kirmo
Ensemble: ; Fever (Ensemble)

Celebrated soprano Karita Mattila has proved herself to be irresistible in any musical genre. This compilation couples live performances of some of the world's best-loved...continue...
Recording information: Tampere Hall, Finland (08/2007)....continue...
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Prima Donna: First Ladies Of Opera
Prima Donna: First Ladies Of Opera

2 CD / Decca / 2010-02-09

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Madama Butterfly; Turandot; La bohème; Suor Angelica; Tosca; Antonin Dvorák: Rusalka; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro; Così fan tutte, K 588; Die Zauberf...
Performers: Alagna, Roberto; Allen, Thomas; Araiza, Francisco [Tenor Vocals]; Bartoli, Cecilia; Caballé, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Cabell, Nicole; Flórez, Juan Diego; Fleming, Renée; Gara...
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles; Noseda, Gianandrea; Marriner, Sir Neville; Fischer, Adam; Rose, Barry; Chailly, Riccardo; Karajan, Herbert v.; Pinnock, Trevor; Abbado, Roberto; Christie, William; Abel, Yves; Min...
Ensemble: ; English Baroque Soloists; International Chamber Soloists; Les Arts Florissants; Les Musiciens du Louvre - Grenoble; The English Concert

Prima Donna: The First Ladies of Music is Decca's newest tribute to Opera's greatest stars. This 2 for 1 album features Renee Fleming, Anna Netrebko,...continue...
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Russian Music / Sir Simon Rattle
Russian Music / Sir Simon Rattle

8 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-10-20

Works: Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an exhibition; Alexander Borodin: Symphony no 2 in B minor; Prince Igor; Unspecified: Untitled CD-ROM Track; Sergey Rachmaninov: Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27; Songs...
Performers: Gavrilov, Andrei; Kok, Felix; Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]; Ousset, Cecile; Quasthoff, Thomas
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: Berliner Philharmoniker

This 8 CD set contains 20th century Russian masterpieces including Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto 2, Prokofiev's Symphony 5 and the 10th Symphony of Shostakovich as well...continue...
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Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte / Karita Mattila; Sir Neville Marriner
Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte / Karita Mattila; Sir Neville Marriner

3 CD / Decca Imports / 2009-06-01

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Così fan tutte, K 588
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Araiza, Francisco [Tenor Vocals]; Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]; Szmytka, Elzbieta
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville
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DECI 4780329
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 / EMI 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; Pr?tre, Georges; Prêtre, 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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EMI 289492
Edition 3
Edition 3

5 CD / Sony / BMG / 2008-07-01

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35; Symphony no 5 in E minor, Op. 64; Dmitry Shostakovich: Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, Op. 77; Robert Schumann: Concerto for Pi...
Performers: Blochwitz, Hans-Peter; Bonney, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Graham, Susan; Kotcherga, Anatoly; Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]; Midori; Peeters, Harry; Perahia, Murray; Poschner, Brigitte; Rootering, Ja...
Conductors: Abbado, Claudio
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Beethoven: The Symphonies [Box Set]
Beethoven: The Symphonies [Box Set]

5 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Imports / 2008-06-02

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: Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]; Quasthoff, Thomas; Urmana, Violeta; Vocals], Thomas Moser [Tenor
Conductors: Abbado, Claudio
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The Puccini Experience / Mehta, Italian Radio SO Rome, Italian Radio Chorus Rome
The Puccini Experience / Mehta, Italian Radio SO Rome, Italian Radio Chorus Rome

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-05-20

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi, opera; La bohème; Manon Lescaut; Tosca; La Rondine; Madama Butterfly; Chrysanthemums, elegy for string quartet; Suor Angelica; Il tabarro (The Cloak), opera; ...
Performers: Blasi, Angela Maria; Canonici, Luca; Carreras, Jose [Tenor Vocal]; Cowan, Richard; Cura, Jose; d'Artegna, Francesco Ellero; Domingo, Placido; Gallardo-Domas, Cristina; Hendricks, Barbara [Soprano Voc...
Conductors: Barbacini, Maurizio; Conlon, James; Domingo, Placido; Sado, Yutaka; Nagano, Kent; Mehta, Zubin; López-Cobos, Jesús; Slatkin, Leonard; Szilvay, Géza; Szilvay, Csaba; Verrot, Pasca...
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Berlin State Opera Orchestra; French National Orchestra; Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Rome; Lyon Opera Orchestra; Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra; Munich Radio Orchestra; Ph...
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Maestro - Bernstein: Symphony no 3
Maestro - Bernstein: Symphony no 3 "Kaddish," Chichester Psalms / Menuhin, Sado, Mattila, French Radio New PO, et al

1 CD / Erato / 2008-04-29

Works: Leonard Bernstein: Symphony no 3 ("Kaddish"), for soprano, speakers, choruses & orchestra; Chichester Psalms
Performers: Ivorra, Patrick; Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]; Mills, Joseph; Norman-Webb, Michelle; Takeda, Masao
Conductors: Sado, Yutaka
Ensemble: Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra
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40 Most Beautiful Arias - Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Callas, Plácido Domingo, Bryn Terfel, et al
40 Most Beautiful Arias - Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Callas, Plácido Domingo, Bryn Terfel, et al

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-03-25

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Turandot; Madama Butterfly; Manon Lescaut; Tosca; La bohème; Gianni Schicchi, opera; La Rondine; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; The Pearl Fishers, opera; Gaetano Donizetti: L' ...
Performers: Alagna, Roberto; Bartoli, Cecilia; Bastin, Jules; Blochwitz, Hans-Peter; Borodina, Olga; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Carreras, José [Tenor Vocal]; Cuberli, Lella; Cura, Jose; Domingo, Plac...
Conductors: Santi, Nello; Maazel, Lorin; Viotti, Marcello; Sinopoli, Giuseppe; Rizzi, Carlo; López-Cobos, Jesús; Christie, William; Barenboim, Daniel; Lombard, Alain; Davis, Colin; Nagano, Kent; Len...
Ensemble: ; I Solisti Veneti

Two CD collection featuring the finest voices in Opera performing the most beautiful arias by the classic composers. An aria is a self-contained piece for...continue...
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Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro / Mehta, Gallo, Mattila, et al
Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro / Mehta, Gallo, Mattila, et al

3 CD / RCA Records / 2006-08-29

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
Performers: Bacelli, Monica; Benelli, Ugo; Cherici, Laura; Curiel, Nicoletta; Gallo, Lucio; Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]; McLaughlin, Marie [Soprano Vocals]; Nosotti, Angelo; Pertusi, Michele; Severi, Andrea...
Conductors: Mehta, Zubin
Ensemble: Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus
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RCA 87759
Shostakovich: Symphonies no 1 and 14 / Rattle, et al
Shostakovich: Symphonies no 1 and 14 / Rattle, et al

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2006-06-06

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony no 14 for soprano, bass, strings & percussion, Op. 135; Symphony no 1 in F minor, Op. 10
Performers: Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]; Quasthoff, Thomas
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

2006 marks 100 years since the birth of Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975), widely regarded as one of the 20th century's greatest composers of the symphony. Sir...continue...
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Opera Gala / Mattila, Hynninen, Isokoski, Hakala, Garanca, Uusitalo, et al
Opera Gala / Mattila, Hynninen, Isokoski, Hakala, Garanca, Uusitalo, et al

5 CD / Ondine / 2004-09-30

Works: Ruggero Leoncavallo: Pagliacci, opera; Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata; Il Trovatore; Un ballo in maschera; La forza del destino; Rigoletto; Don Carlos; Falstaff; Aida, opera; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: ...
Performers: Garanca, Elina; Hakala, Tommi; Hynninen, Jorma; Isokoski, Soile; Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]; Uusitalo, Juha
Conductors: Klas, Eri; Schreier, Peter; Vilumanis, Alexander; Segerstam, Leif; Saraste, Jukka-Pekka

This 5-CD box set features six vocal stars in a collection of the most popular opera scenes and arias. CD 1 focuses on the young...continue...
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OND 1139
Saariaho: Notes on Light, Orion, Mirage / Mattila, Karttunen, Eschenbach, Orchestre de Paris
Saariaho: Notes on Light, Orion, Mirage / Mattila, Karttunen, Eschenbach, Orchestre de Paris

1 CD / Ondine / 2004-09-02

Works: Kaija Saariaho: Notes on Light, for cello & orchestra; Orion, for orchestra; Mirage, for soprano, cello & orchestra
Performers: Karttunen, Anssi [Cello]; Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Eschenbach, Christoph
Ensemble: Orchestre de Paris

"Her music is highly evocative and full of pleasant effects. It lacks melody and direction, but it is full of sounds of nature and moves...continue...

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Grieg, Sibelius: Songs / Oramo, Mattila, et al
Grieg, Sibelius: Songs / Oramo, Mattila, et al

1 CD / Erato / 2004-05-25

Works: Jean Sibelius: Songs (5), Op. 38; Songs (5), Op. 37; Songs (7), Op. 17; Arioso, Op. 3; Runeberg Songs (7), Op. 13; Luonnotar, Op. 70; Maiden in the Tower; Belshazzar's Feast, Op. 51; Edvard Grieg: Pe...
Performers: Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Oramo, Sakari
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

"Mattila's voice is quite large, smooth up and down its wide range, and it's crowned by a splendid, very secure high register that includes thrilling...continue...
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Karita Mattila - Helsinki Recital
Karita Mattila - Helsinki Recital

1 Super Audio CD / Ondine / 2003-04-30

Works: Recorded Sound: Applause; Henri Duparc: L'invitation au voyage; Romance de Mignon ("Le connais-tu, ce radieux pays"), song for voice & piano, Op. 2/3; Au pays où se fait la guerre; Chanson tri...
Performers: Katz, Martin [Piano]; Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]

"Given her position as one of the most interesting, exciting sopranos in the world today, Karita Mattila seems to record comparatively little (or is it...continue...
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A Five-Star Sibelius Celebration
A Five-Star Sibelius Celebration

1 CD / Ondine / 2003-03-06

Works: Jean Sibelius: Bagatelles (10) for piano Op. 34; Runeberg Songs (7), Op. 13; The First Kiss (Den förste kyssen, II), song for voice & piano, Op. 37/1; But my Bird is Long in Homing (Men min f...
Performers: Groop, Monica [Mezzo Soprano Vocals]; Hynninen, Jorma; Kuusisto, Pekka; Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]; Mustonen, Olli [Conductor/Piano]; Ranta, Ilmo [Piano]
Conductors: Saraste, Jukka-Pekka; Segerstam, Leif
Ensemble: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra

"It is almost impossible to find any fault with anything here. Mustonen's quirky approach to rhythm and phrasing in the Bagatelles brings out all their...continue...
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Wagner - The Opera Collection: Die Meistersinger / Solti
Wagner - The Opera Collection: Die Meistersinger / Solti

4 CD / Decca Imports / 2003-02-11

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Performers: Anderson, Kelly; Deas, Kevin; Dohmen, Albert; Heppner, Ben [Tenor Vocals]; Lippert, Herbert [Tenor Vocals]; Martin, Gary; Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]; Morscheck, Stephen; Murray, John Horton; Op...
Conductors: Solti, Sir Georg
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Chorus

'Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg' was the one Wagner opera which Solti recorded twice. Although both versions were well-received, this fully digital version, recorded in 1995...continue...
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DECI 470800
Janacek: Jenufa / Haitink, Mattila, Silja, Silvasti, et al
Janacek: Jenufa / Haitink, Mattila, Silja, Silvasti, et al

2 CD / Erato / 2002-12-17

Works: Leos Janácek: Jenufa
Performers: Fisher, Jonathan; Hadley, Jerry; Higgins, Jennifer; Jones, Leah-Marian; Manning, Peter; Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]; Nash, Rebecca; Pearson, Gail; Randova, Eva; Sikora, Elizabeth; Silja, Anja; S...
Conductors: Haitink, Bernard
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus

"This is still a very good and praiseworthy release, principally because of the incandescent performance of Karita Mattila in the title role. The Finnish soprano...continue...
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Mozart - The Greatest Hits
Mozart - The Greatest Hits

2 CD / Decca / 2002-07-16

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik; Così fan tutte, K 588; Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467; Symphony no 25 in G minor, K 183 (173dB); Gran Partita; Ave verum corpus; Symp...
Performers: Alaimo, Simone [Bass Baritone Vocal]; Allen, Thomas; Anda, Geza [Piano]; Araiza, Francisco [Tenor Vocals]; Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Baltsa, Agnes; Bar, Olaf; Constable, John [Keyboards]; Gilels, Elen...
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Anda, Géza [Piano]; De Waart, Edo; Solti, Sir Georg; Böhm, Karl; Davis, Colin
Ensemble: ; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus; Ambrosian Opera Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra; Netherlands Wind Ensemble; Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra; Vi...
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Richard Wagner - The Opera Collection / Sir Georg Solti
Richard Wagner - The Opera Collection / Sir Georg Solti

22 CD / Decca Imports / 2002-05-31

Works: Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman; Lohengrin; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Parsifal; Tannhäuser; Tristan und Isolde; Georg Solti: Discussion of Tristan und Isolde Recording; Speech at ...
Performers: Aichberger, Ewald; Anderson, Kelly; Bailey, Norman [Bass Baritone]; Braun, Victor; Byrne, Richard; Deas, Kevin; Dernesch, Helga [Soprano]; Dohmen, Albert; Domingo, Placido; Equiluz, Kurt [Tenor Vocal...
Conductors: Solti, Sir Georg
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Chorus; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Vienna Boys' Choir; Vienna Friends of Music Society Chorus; Vienna Opera Chorus; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

"If you're new to Wagner and want all of these in a convenient format in dependably fine performances, this is worth considering. If you want...continue...
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Mendelssohn: 5 Symphonies, 7 Overtures / Abbado, London SO
Mendelssohn: 5 Symphonies, 7 Overtures / Abbado, London SO

4 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2002-05-14

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 11; Octet for strings in E flat major, Op. 20; Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, in E major Op. 21; Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cav...
Performers: Blochwitz, Hans-Peter; Connell, Elizabeth; Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Abbado, Claudio
Ensemble: London Symphony Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra

Claudio Abbado makes a welcome appearance in Collectors Edition at last, with his classic recording of the complete Mendelssohn Symphonies and selected Overtures - now...continue...
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Karita Mattila - German Romantic Arias
Karita Mattila - German Romantic Arias

1 CD / Erato / 2002-04-23

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio, Op. 72; Ah, Perfido!, Op. 65; Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz, J 277; Oberon; Euryanthe, J 291/Op. 81; Felix Mendelssohn: Infelice, Op. 94
Performers: Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Davis, Colin
Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle

Karita Mattila is enchanting in this selection of German Romantic Arias; a program which suits her light soprano voice perfectly. Silken and radient, her flawless...continue...
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Beethoven: Symphony no 9 / Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker
Beethoven: Symphony no 9 / Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Imports / 2002-04-09

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
Performers: Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]; Quasthoff, Thomas; Vocals], Thomas Moser [Tenor
Conductors: Abbado, Claudio
Ensemble: Eric Ericson Chamber Choir
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Karita Mattila - Arias & Scenes / Yutaka Sado, London PO
Karita Mattila - Arias & Scenes / Yutaka Sado, London PO

1 CD / Erato / 2001-06-19

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Queen of Spades, Op. 68; Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut; Richard Wagner: Lohengrin; Die Walküre; Giuseppe Verdi: Simon Boccanegra; Leos Janácek: Jenufa; Richard S...
Performers: Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]; Riddell, Duncan
Conductors: Sado, Yutaka
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra

Soprano Karita Mattila has made a few recordings for the Ondine label. This is her first appearance on an Erato album. For a singer of...continue...
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Beethoven: Die Symphonien / Claudio Abbado, Berlin PO, et al
Beethoven: Die Symphonien / Claudio Abbado, Berlin PO, et al

5 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2000-11-21

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21; Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36; Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"; Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60; Symphony no 5 in C min...
Performers: Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]; Quasthoff, Thomas; Urmana, Violeta; Vocals], Thomas Moser [Tenor
Conductors: Abbado, Claudio
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Swedish Radio Chorus
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Mozart: Requiem / Mattila, Mingardo, Schade, Terfel, et al
Mozart: Requiem / Mattila, Mingardo, Schade, Terfel, et al

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 1999-10-12

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K 626; Grabmusik, cantata for soloists, choir & orchestra, K. 42 (K. 35a); Laudate Dominum
Performers: Harnisch, Rachel; Johannsen, Kay; Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]; Mingardo, Sara; Schade, Michael; Terfel, Bryn [Baritone/Bass]
Conductors: Abbado, Claudio
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Swedish Radio Chorus

July 1999 marked the tenth anniversary of the death of Herbert von Karajan in Salzburg. Simultaneously at the helm of the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna...continue...
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Karita Mattila - Live in Helsinki
Karita Mattila - Live in Helsinki

1 CD / Ondine / 1996-10-15

Works: Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser; Antonin Dvorák: Rusalka; Giuseppe Verdi: Aida, opera; La forza del destino; Giacomo Puccini: Tosca; Johann Strauss II: Die Fledermaus; Jean Sibelius: Flickan kom...
Performers: Lerche, Peter; Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Saraste, Jukka-Pekka
Ensemble: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Here is the eagerly anticipated first live recording from the world famous soprano known for her radiant stage presence and sublime voice. There is a...continue...
Recording information: Helsinki Arena (09/02/2000)....continue...
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Sibelius: Songs / Karita Mattila, Ilmo Ranta
Sibelius: Songs / Karita Mattila, Ilmo Ranta

1 CD / Ondine / 1996-01-23

Works: Jean Sibelius: Songs (7), Op. 17; Was it a dream? (Var det en dröm), song for voice & piano, Op. 37/4; Songs (6), Op. 36; Enticement (Fågellek), song for voice & piano, Op. 17/3; Driftwood ...
Performers: Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]; Ranta, Ilmo [Piano]

"The composer's few songs to Finnish texts, disarmingly direct and folklike, capture the natural inflections of the language, enhanced by Matilla's clear diction. Pianist Ilmo...continue...
Recording information: Järvenpää Hall, Finland (08/1995-09/1995)....continue...
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Sibelius: The Seven Symphonies, etc / Järvi, Gothenburg SO
Sibelius: The Seven Symphonies, etc / Järvi, Gothenburg SO

4 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 1994-10-12

Works: Jean Sibelius: Symphony no 1 in E minor, Op. 39; Symphony no 4 in A minor, Op. 63; Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43; Symphony no 5 in E flat major, Op. 82; Symphony no 3 in C major, Op. 52; Symphony ...
Performers: Hynninen, Jorma; Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Järvi, Neeme
Ensemble: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
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Sibelius: Kullervo / Järvi, Mattila, Hynninen, Gothenburg SO
Sibelius: Kullervo / Järvi, Mattila, Hynninen, Gothenburg SO

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 1994-09-22

Works: Jean Sibelius: Kullervo, Op. 7
Performers: Hynninen, Jorma; Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Järvi, Neeme
Ensemble: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
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BIS 313
Wild Rose / Karita Mattila, Ilmo Ranta
Wild Rose / Karita Mattila, Ilmo Ranta

1 CD / Ondine / 1993-09-23

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Ich liebe dich, WoO 123; Sechs Gesänge mit Begleitung des Pianoforte, Op. 75; Songs (3) (Goethe) for voice & piano, Op. 83; Franz Schubert: Der Jüngling an der Quelle,...
Performers: Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]; Ranta, Ilmo [Piano]

Karita Mattila is recognized today as one of the leading sopranos of her generation. Although best known through her work in major opera houses, she...continue...
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OND 897
From the Heart of Finland / Karita Mattila
From the Heart of Finland / Karita Mattila

1 CD / Ondine / 1992-10-16

Works: Toivo Kuula: Aamulaulu (Morning Song), for voice & piano, Op. 2/3; Syystunnelma (Autumn mood), for voice & piano, Op. 2/1; Tuijotin tulehen kauan (Long I Stared into the Fire), for voice & piano, Op...
Performers: Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]; Ranta, Ilivio

"Success in singing competitions does not necessarily guarantee a later career, but since walking off with first prize at the inaugural Cardiff 'Singer of the...continue...
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