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Watts, Helen [Contralto Vocals]

Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen [16 CDs + CDROM] / Vienna PO; Georg Solti
Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen [16 CDs + CDROM] / Vienna PO; Georg Solti

17 CD / Decca / 2015-06-09

Works: Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold; Die Walküre; Siegfried; Götterdämmerung; Deryck Cooke: An Introduction to Wagner's "Der Ring des Nibelungen"; Unspecified: [CD-ROM Track]
Performers: Cooke, Deryck; Hoffmann, Grace; Valkki, Anita; Watts, Helen [Contralto Vocals]
Conductors: Solti, Georg


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Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner
Performer: Hans Hotter (Baritone), Birgit Nilsson (Soprano), Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano),

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Recording information: Sofiensaal, Vienna (05/08/1962-05/18/1962); Sofiensaal, Vienna (05/20/1964-05/27/1964); Sofiensaal, Vienna (06/01/1964/06/02/1964); Sofiensaal, Vienna (09/24/1958-09/26/1958); S...continue...
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Music of Steel: Heroic Themes from the Movies by John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Lisa Gerrard, James Horner
Music of Steel: Heroic Themes from the Movies by John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Lisa Gerrard, James Horner

1 CD / Decca / 2013-07-09

Works: John Williams: Superman; Star Wars; Raiders of the Lost Ark; Gioachino Rossini: William Tell, Overture; Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30; Richard Wagner: Die Walküre; Maurice Jar...
Performers: Dernesch, Helga [Soprano Vocal]; Fassbaender, Brigitte [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Hellmann, Claudia; Lindholm, Berit; Nilsson, Birgit [Soprano Vocal]; Schlosser, Vera; Tyler, Marilyn; Watts, Helen [Contr...
Conductors: Williams, John; Chailly, Riccardo; Solti, Georg; Black, Stanley; Dorati, Antal; Marriner, Sir Neville; Greenaway, Gavin
Ensemble: ; Boston Pops Orchestra

A compilation of heroic themes from some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters, old and new. You will be transported through space, on horseback, in the jungle...continue...
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DEC B001871502
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream / Britten, London SO
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream / Britten, London SO

2 CD / Decca Import / 2011-10-11

Works: Benjamin Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64
Performers: Brannigan, Owen; Deller, Alfred [Countertenor Vocal]; Harper, Heather; Harwood, Elizabeth [Soprano Vocals]; Hemsley, Thomas; Kelly, David C. [Opera]; Lumsden, Norman; MacDonald, Kenneth; Pears, Peter...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

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This recording remains as fresh and inspired as the day it was made. Britten's taut, disciplined yet magical reading is unsurpassed.
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Bach: Magnificat;  Vivaldi: Gloria, Beatus Vir
Bach: Magnificat; Vivaldi: Gloria, Beatus Vir

1 CD / Sony Classical Import / 2010-05-06

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Magnificat; Antonio Vivaldi: Beatus vir, (Psalm 111), for 3 voices, strings & continuo in B flat major, RV 598; "Domine Deus" from Gloria RV 589, for Soprano, Trumpet and Conti...
Performers: Auger, Arleen [Soprano Vocal]; Burgess, Mary; Chamonin, Jocelyne; Kraus, Adalbert; Murray, Ann; Salzer, Daniel; Schone, Wolfgang; Vocals], Philippe Huttenlocher [Baritone; Watkinson, Carolyn; Watts, ...
Conductors: Rilling, Helmuth; Malgoire, Jean-Claude
Ensemble: Ensemble Vocal Raphaël Passaquet ; Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart ; La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy ; Stuttgart Bach Collegium
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SNYI 48280
Great Operatic Duets
Great Operatic Duets

1 CD / Decca Import / 2008-08-21

Works: Léo Delibes: Lakmé, opera; Jacques Offenbach: Gaîté Parisienne; Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor; Giacomo Puccini: Madama Butterfly; Vincenzo Bellini: Norma, opera; G...
Performers: Bastianini, Ettore; Berbié, Jane; Bergonzi, Carlo [Tenor Vocals]; Cantelo, April; Del Monaco, Mario; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Franc, Tugomir; Freni, Mirella [Soprano Vocals]...
Conductors: Bonynge, Richard; Karajan, Herbert v.; Solti, Georg; Davis, Colin; Molinari-Pradelli, France
Ensemble: ; Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra; Pro Arte de Lausanne et du Brassus
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The Originals - R. Strauss: Elektra / Solti, Nilsson, Resnik
The Originals - R. Strauss: Elektra / Solti, Nilsson, Resnik

2 CD / Decca / 2007-05-08

Works: Richard Strauss: Elektra, Op. 58
Performers: Collier, Marie; Cook, Jane; Franc, Tugomir; Heppe, Leo; Lehane, Maureen; Lilowa, Margarita; Minton, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]; Nilsson, Birgit [Soprano Vocal]; Resnik, Regina; Sjostedt, Margaret; Stolz...
Conductors: Solti, Georg
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

BBC Music Magazine
A classic superbly remastered, with Nilsson's searing anti-heroine and Solti building almost unbearable tension. Includes Resnik's raddled Klytaemnestra, Krause's heroic O...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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Handel: Sosarme / Lewis, Deller, Watts, Herbert, et al
Handel: Sosarme / Lewis, Deller, Watts, Herbert, et al

2 CD / Urania (Italy) / 2004-01-01

Works: George Frederick Handel: Sosarme, HWV 30
Performers: Deller, Alfred [Countertenor Vocal]; Evans, Nancy; Herbert, William; Kentish, John; Ritchie, Margaret; Wallace, Ian; Watts, Helen [Contralto Vocals]
Conductors: Lewis, Anthony
Ensemble: Santa Cecilia Chamber Orchestra

It is important to note that 'Sosarme' practically lacks a discography: therefore this is the only available edition to allow a complete and correct listening....continue...
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URA 22.270
Bach: Mass in B Minor / Somary, Palmer, Watts, Tear, et al
Bach: Mass in B Minor / Somary, Palmer, Watts, Tear, et al

2 CD / Vanguard / 2003-10-21

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232
Performers: Palmer, Felicity; Rippon, Michael; Tear, Robert; Watts, Helen [Contralto Vocals]
Conductors: Somary, Johannes
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
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VGDC 1242
An introduction to Der Ring des Nibelungen / Cooke, Solti
An introduction to Der Ring des Nibelungen / Cooke, Solti

2 CD / Decca Import / 2003-04-08

Works: Deryck Cooke: An Introduction to Wagner's "Der Ring des Nibelungen"
Performers: Balsborg, Oda; Bohme, Kurt [Bass Vocal]; Crespin, Regine; Dernesch, Helga [Soprano Vocal]; Fassbaender, Brigitte [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Flagstad, Kirsten [...
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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Mozart: Mitridate / Hager, Schreier, Moser, Augèr, et al
Mozart: Mitridate / Hager, Schreier, Moser, Augèr, et al

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2002-08-06

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Mitridate, rè di Ponto, opera, K. 87 (K. 74a)
Performers: Auger, Arleen [Soprano Vocal]; Baillie, Peter; Lorengar, Pilar [Lyric Soprano]; Moser, Edda; Schreier, Peter [Tenor Vocals]; Watts, Helen [Contralto Vocals]
Conductors: Hager, Leopold
Ensemble: Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra

Mozart was just 14 when he wrote this full-length opera - and it was his third! At the first performance in 1770 the audience leapt...continue...
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ODO 1361
Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen / Solti, Vienna Philharmonic
Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen / Solti, Vienna Philharmonic

14 CD / Decca / 1997-10-14

Works: Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold; Die Walküre; Siegfried; Götterdämmerung
Performers: Watts, Helen [Contralto Vocals]

Gramophone Classical Music Guide
As perspectives on the Solti/Culshaw enterprise lengthen, and critical reactions are kept alert by the regular appearance of new, or newly issued,...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, 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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Wagner: Die Walküre / Solti, Vienna Philharmonic
Wagner: Die Walküre / Solti, Vienna Philharmonic

4 CD / Decca Import / 1997-08-04

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Walküre
Performers: Crespin, Regine; Dernesch, Helga [Soprano Vocal]; Fassbaender, Brigitte [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Frick, Gottlob; Hellmann, Claudia; Hotter, Hans [Baritone Vocals]; King, James [Vocals]; Lindholm, Berit...
Conductors: Solti, Georg
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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DECI 4555592CD
Pavarotti's Opera Made Easy - My Favorite Opera for Children
Pavarotti's Opera Made Easy - My Favorite Opera for Children

1 CD / Decca / 1994-08-23

Works: Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Gioachino Rossini: Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera; Charles Gounod: Faust; Giuseppe Verdi: Il Trovatore; Aida, opera; Giacomo Puccini: Madama Butterfl...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Berbie, Norma; Berry, Walter; Burrowes, Norma; Charon, Jacques; Dernesch, Helga [Soprano Vocal]; Domingo, Placido [Tenor Vocals]; Elkins, Margreta; Fassbaender, Brigitte [Mezzo-soprano...
Conductors: Solti, Georg; Varviso, Silvio; Bonynge, Richard;
Ensemble: ; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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DEC 4438172
Strauss: Elektra
Strauss: Elektra

2 CD / Orfeo / 1992-07-24

Works: Richard Strauss: Elektra, Op. 58
Performers: Ahlin, Cvetka; Franc, Tugomir; Frese, Siegfried Rudolf; Hellwig, Judith; Hillebrecht, Hildegard; King, James [Vocals]; Modl, Martha; Otto, Lisa [Soprano Vocal]; Popp, Lucia [Soprano Vocals]; Rutgers,...
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert von
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