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The Heartfelt Voice - Heinz Hoppe, tenor [4 CDs]
The Heartfelt Voice - Heinz Hoppe, tenor [4 CDs]

4 CD / Acanta / 2012-09-25

Works: Werner Bochmann: Heimat, deine Sterne, song for voice & piano; Abends in der Taverne, song; Robert Stolz: Vor meinem Vaterhaus steht eine Linde; Karl Blume: Grün ist die Heide, song (from the fi...
Performers: Bak, Valerie; Bartos, Rita; Hallstein, Ingeborg [Soprano Vocals]; Hansen, Max; Hofmann, Willi; Hoppe, Heinz [Tenor Vocal]; Langel, Willy [Vocals]; Litz, Gisela; Owen, Chloe; Rothenberger, Anneliese; ...
Conductors: Becht, Erich; Stolz, Robert; Marszalek, Franz; Stephan, Wilhelm; Schandert, Manfred; Muller-Lampertz, Richard; Cremer, Curt; Schmidt-Bolcke, Werner; Burkhardt, Paul; Erede, Alberto; Martin, Wolfgang;...

Heinz Hoppe was been the incarnation of the "olk singer": that rare species of singer possessing the necessary vocal qualities to pursue a career in...continue...
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Mozart at Salzburg Festival - 3 complete operas: Marriage of Figaro; Magic Flute & Clemenza di Tito [6 DVD]
Mozart at Salzburg Festival - 3 complete operas: Marriage of Figaro; Magic Flute & Clemenza di Tito [6 DVD]

6 DVD Video / Arthaus DVD / 2012-07-31

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492; Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620; La Clemenza de Tito
Performers: Berry, Walter; Boesch, Christian; Bonney, Barbara; Cotrubas, Ileana; Garanca, Elina; Grist, Reri; Gruberova, Edita; Kasarova, Vesselina; Mathis, Edith; Roschmann, Dorothea; Schade, Michael; Schreier,...

Spanning 1966 to 2003, these three performances offer up a stunning retrospective not only of the Salzburg Festival, but of changing winds in the presentation...continue...
Run Time: 529 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): Dolby, Mono, Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1
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Britten: Peter Grimes
Britten: Peter Grimes

2 CD / Musical Concepts / 2010-01-26

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes
Performers: Brannigan, Owen; Elms, Lauris; Evans, Geraint [Baritone]; Kells, Iris; Kelly, David C. [Opera]; Lanigan, John; Nilsson, Raymond; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Pease, James [Baritone Vocal]; Studh...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin

"Few opera recordings can claim to be so definitive, with Pears, for whom it was written, in the name-part, and a first-rate cast. Britten conducts...continue...
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Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro / Bohm/VPO, Wixell, Watson, Grist, Berry [2 DVD]
Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro / Bohm/VPO, Wixell, Watson, Grist, Berry [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / Arthaus DVD / 2009-08-25

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
Performers: Aselford, Deirdre; Bence, Margarethe; Berry, Walter; Grist, Reri; Hirte, Klaus; Kelemen, Zoltan; Mathis, Edith; Pfeifle, Alfred; Thaw, David; Watson, Claire; Wixell, Ingvar
Conductors: Böhm, Karl
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Vienna State Opera Chorus

No other work written for the music theatre has been performed at the Salzburg Festival as often as 'Le Nozze di Figaro'. These performances in...continue...
Run Time: 180 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Mono,
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chines...continue...
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Heritage Masters - Wagner: Das Rheingold / Solti, Flagstad, London, et al
Heritage Masters - Wagner: Das Rheingold / Solti, Flagstad, London, et al

2 CD / Decca / 2009-03-31

Works: Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold
Performers: Balsborg, Oda; Bohme, Kurt [Bass Vocal]; Flagstad, Kirsten [Soprano Vocals]; Kmentt, Waldemar; Kreppel, Walter; Kuen, Paul; London, George [Baritone Vocal]; Madeira, Jean; Malaniuk, Ira; Neidlinger, ...
Conductors: Solti, Georg
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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Christa Ludwig: Live Recordings, 1955-1994
Christa Ludwig: Live Recordings, 1955-1994

3 CD / Orfeo / 2008-02-26

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492; Così fan tutte, K 588; Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60; Die Frau ohne Schatten, Op. 65; Capriccio,...
Performers: Behrens, Hildegard; Beirer, Hans; Berns-Rund, Cathy; Berry, Walter; Bonisolli, Franco; Casa, Lisa della; Chauvet, Guy; Donch, Karl; Fassbaender, Brigitte [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Flossman, Gilels; Gall...
Conductors: Böhm, Karl; Krips, Josef; Erede, Alberto; Karajan, Herbert von; Ludwig, Leopold; Prêtre, Georges; Heger, Robert; Maazel, Lorin; Bernstein, Leonard; Stein, Horst; Albrecht, Gerd; Mehta, Zub...
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Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier / Kleiber, Fassbaender, et al
Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier / Kleiber, Fassbaender, et al

3 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2007-11-13

Works: Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59
Performers: Bence, Margarete; Fassbaender, Brigitte [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Hooley, William; Klarwein, Franz; Kusche, Benno; Paskuda, Georg; Peter, Albrecht; Popp, Sophie; Ridderbusch, Karl; Thaw, David; Waas, An...
Conductors: Kleiber, Carlos
Ensemble: Bavarian State Opera Orchestra

Another entry in the immortal catalogue of conductor Carlos Kleiber (1930–2004), a colossus among 20th-century musicians. Although Kleiber had one of the most limited repertoires...continue...
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ODO 7046
Opera Obsession! Act IV - Opera d'Oro's Greatest Hits
Opera Obsession! Act IV - Opera d'Oro's Greatest Hits

1 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2007-09-04

Works: Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; Gianni Schicchi, opera; Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila, Op. 47; Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlos; Ernani; Macbeth; Rigoletto; Antonin Dvorák: Rusalka; Wo...
Performers: Brilioth, Helge; Caballe, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Corelli, Franco; Di Stefano, Giuseppe [Tenor vocals]; Domingo, Placido [Tenor Vocals]; Dominguez, Oralia; Fassbaender, Brigitte [Mezzo-Soprano V...

The fourth volume in Opera d'Oro's best-selling super-budget series celebrating the very best tracks from the vast Opera d'Oro catalog! Features the greatest singers of...continue...
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ODO 1004
Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier / Kleiber, Watson, Fassbaender
Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier / Kleiber, Watson, Fassbaender

3 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2006-11-14

Works: Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59
Performers: Bence, Margarete; Fassbaender, Brigitte [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Groote, Hilda de; Hooley, William; Kusche, Benno; Paskuda, Georg; Peter, Albrecht; Ridderbusch, Karl; Thaw, David; Waas, Anneliese; Wats...
Conductors: Kleiber, Carlos
Ensemble: Bavarian State Opera Chorus

The premiere of the opera on January 26, 1911, at the Hofoper in Dresden, was a magnificent success, and 'Der Rosenkavalier's' luster has scarcely dimmed...continue...
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ODO 1466
Originals - Britten: Peter Grimes / Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears
Originals - Britten: Peter Grimes / Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears

2 CD / Decca / 2006-10-10

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes
Performers: Brannigan, Owen; Elms, Lauris; Evans, Geraint [Baritone]; Kells, Iris; Kelly, David C. [Opera]; Lanigan, John; Nilsson, Raymond; Norman, Marcus; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Pease, James [Barito...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus

"The Decca recording was one of the first great achievements of the stereo era. Few opera recordings can claim to be do definitive, with Peter...continue...
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Classic Library - Wagner: Arias & Scenes
Classic Library - Wagner: Arias & Scenes

1 CD / RCA Records / 2006-03-28

Works: Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser; Lohengrin; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Tristan und Isolde; Die Walküre; Siegfried; Götterdämmerung
Performers: Adam, Theo; Borchers, Christel; Bundschuh, Eva-Maria; Falcon, Ruth; Farrell, Eileen [Soprano Vocals]; Flagstad, Kirsten [Soprano Vocals]; Heppner, Ben [Tenor Vocals]; Lenz, Friedrich; Meier, Waltraud...
Conductors: Maazel, Lorin; Guadagno, Anton; Davis, Colin; Keilberth, Joseph; Munch, Charles; Ormandy, Eugene; Janowski, Marek; McArthur, Edwin
Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Chorus; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Bavarian State Orchestra; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Dresden Staatskapelle; Dresden State Opera Orchestra; New Philharmonia Orchestra; Philad...
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RCA 76228
An introduction to Der Ring des Nibelungen / Cooke, Solti
An introduction to Der Ring des Nibelungen / Cooke, Solti

2 CD / Decca / 2005-09-13

Works: Deryck Cooke: An Introduction to Wagner's "Der Ring des Nibelungen"
Performers: Balsborg, Oda; Bohme, Kurt [Bass Vocal]; Crespin, Regine; Dernesch, Helga [Soprano]; Fassbaender, Brigitte [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Flagstad, Kirsten [Sopran...
Conductors: Solti, Georg
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Famed British Musicologist, Deryck Cooke, offers insightful comentary highlighted with musical examples performed by the Vienna Philharmonic under the direction of Sir Georg Solti. This...continue...
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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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Wagner / Hans Knappertsbusch Weiner Fes [DVD]
Wagner / Hans Knappertsbusch Weiner Fes [DVD]

1 DVD Video / TDK / 2004-02-01

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Walküre
Performers: Greindl, Josef; Uhl, Fritz; Watson, Claire
Conductors: Knappertsbusch, Hans
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Run Time: 72 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3 , B&W
Sound Format(s): LPCM Mono,
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Italian
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Mozart: Le Nozze Di Figaro [DVD]
Mozart: Le Nozze Di Figaro [DVD]

1 DVD Video / TDK / 2003-10-01

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
Performers: Berry, Walter; Grist, Reri; Thaw, David; Watson, Claire; Wixell, Ingvar
Conductors: Böhm, Karl
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

This production created for the opening of the Salzburg Festival in 1966, which remained on the programme for five years, was Karl Bohm's last Salzburg...continue...
Run Time: 180 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3 , B&W
Sound Format(s): LPCM Mono,
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Italian
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Britten: Peter Grimes
Britten: Peter Grimes

2 CD / Decca Imports / 2001-02-19

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes
Performers: Brannigan, Owen; Britten; Elms, Lauris; Evans, Geraint [Baritone]; Kells, Iris; Kelly, David C. [Opera]; Lanigan, John; Nilsson, Raymond; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Pease, James [Baritone Voca...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin

Gramophone - James Jolly
Pear's heart-rending portrayal of Grimes central to a magnificent cast
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Wagner: Das Rheingold / Solti, Flagstad, London, et al
Wagner: Das Rheingold / Solti, Flagstad, London, et al

2 CD / Decca Imports / 1997-10-14

Works: Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold
Performers: Balsborg, Oda; Bohme, Kurt [Bass Vocal]; Flagstad, Kirsten [Soprano Vocals]; Kmentt, Waldemar; Kreppel, Walter; Kuen, Paul; London, George [Baritone Vocal]; Madeira, Jean; Malaniuk, Ira; Neidlinger, ...
Conductors: Solti, Georg
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Penguin Guide
The immediacy and precise placing are thrilling...Solti gives a magnificent reading of the score, crisp, dramatic and direct. Vocally, the set is held together...continue...
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Wagner: Gotterdammerung / Wolfgang Windgassen, Birgit Nilsson, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Gottlob Frick / Christa Ludwig and Dame Gwyneth Jones
Wagner: Gotterdammerung / Wolfgang Windgassen, Birgit Nilsson, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Gottlob Frick / Christa Ludwig and Dame Gwyneth Jones

4 CD / Decca / 1997-10-14

Works: Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung
Performers: Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Frick, Gottlob; Guy, Maureen; Hoffmann, Grace; Jones, Gwyneth, Dame [Soprano Vocal]; Ludwig, Christa [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Neidlinger, Gustav [Baritone Vo...
Conductors: Solti, Sir Georg; Solti, Georg
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Vienna State Opera Chorus

BBC Music Magazine
Götterdämmerung has moments of unprecedented savagery, even by Wagnerian standards, and the only conductor to get them brutally right is Solti. In Birgit...continue...
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Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier / Keilberth, Watson, Töpper, etc
Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier / Keilberth, Watson, Töpper, etc

3 CD / Orfeo / 1996-07-15

Works: Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59
Performers: Bohme, Kurt [Bass Vocal]; Fassbaender, Brigitte [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Koth, Erika; Stolze, Gerhard; Topper, Hertha; Watson, Claire; Wiener, Otto; Wunderlich, Fritz [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: Keilberth, Joseph
Ensemble: Bavarian State Opera Orchestra
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