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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 Jarr...
Performers: Dernesch, Helga [Soprano]; Fassbaender, Brigitte [Mezzo-Soprano Vocals]; Hellmann, Claudia; Lindholm, Berit; Nilsson, Birgit [Soprano Vocal]; Schlosser, Vera; Tyler, Marilyn; Watts, Helen [Contralto ...
Conductors: Williams, John; Chailly, Riccardo; Solti, Sir 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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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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VCL 285202
Ultimate Opera - The Essential Masterpieces
Ultimate Opera - The Essential Masterpieces

5 CD / Decca / 2007-06-12

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi, opera; Tosca; La bohème; Madama Butterfly; Turandot; La Rondine; La Fanciulla del West; Manon Lescaut; Giuseppe Verdi: Nabucco; Rigoletto; Luisa Miller; La tr...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Bacquier, Gabriel; Bastianini, Ettore; Berbie, Jane; Berganza, Teresa [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Bergonzi, Carlo; Bjorling, Jussi [Tenor Vocal]; Borthayre, Jean; Braun, Victor; Bumbry, Gra...
Conductors: Gardelli, Lamberto; Lewis, Henry; Molinari-Pradelli, France; Maazel, Lorin; Gavazzeni, Gianandrea; Bernet, Dietfried; Solti, Sir Georg; Patanè, Giuseppe; Serafin, Tullio; Downes, Edward; Gibson,...

"Decca doesn't stint in offering some of its most outstanding performances -- the star-studded list of singers includes Joan Sutherland, Renata Tebaldi, Birgit Nilsson, Marilyn...continue...
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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
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, Sir 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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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: Böhme, Kurt [Bass Vocal]; Balsborg, Oda; Crespin, Régine; Dernesch, Helga [Soprano]; Fassbaender, Brigitte [Mezzo-Soprano Vocals]; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Flagstad, Ki...
Conductors: Solti, Sir 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 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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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, K 87 (74a)
Performers: Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; 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
Handel: Sosarme / Lewis, Deller, Watts, Herbert, et al
Handel: Sosarme / Lewis, Deller, Watts, Herbert, et al

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2001-09-04

Works: George Frederick Handel: Sosarme, HWV 30
Performers: Deller, Alfred; Herbert, William; Kentish, John; Ritchie, Margaret; Wallace, Ian; Watts, Helen [Contralto Vocals]
Conductors: Lewis, Anthony
Ensemble: Santa Cecilia Chamber Orchestra
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ODO 1319
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: Die Walküre / Solti, Vienna Philharmonic
Wagner: Die Walküre / Solti, Vienna Philharmonic

4 CD / Decca Imports / 1997-10-14

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Walküre
Performers: Crespin, Régine; Dernesch, Helga [Soprano]; Fassbaender, Brigitte [Mezzo-Soprano Vocals]; Frick, Gottlob; Hellmann, Claudia; Hotter, Hans [Baritone vocals]; King, James [Vocals]; Lindholm, Ber...
Conductors: Solti, Sir Georg
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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DECI 455559
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]; Neidlinger, Gustav [Baritone Vocals];...
Conductors: Solti, Sir 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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HBDirect Recommended Recording DEC 4555692
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: Il barbiere di Siviglia; Charles Gounod: Faust; Giuseppe Verdi: Il Trovatore; Aida, opera; Giacomo Puccini: Madama Butterfly; Richard Wagner: Die Walk...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Berbie, Norma; Berry, Walter; Burrowes, Norma; Charon, Jacques; Dernesch, Helga [Soprano]; Domingo, Placido; Elkins, Margreta; Fassbaender, Brigitte [Mezzo-Soprano Vocals]; Hamari, Jul...
Conductors: Solti, Sir Georg; Varviso, Silvio; Bonynge, Richard;
Ensemble: ; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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Strauss: Elektra
Strauss: Elektra

2 CD / Orfeo / 1992-07-24

Works: Richard Strauss: Elektra
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 v.
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ORF 298922
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream / Britten, London SO
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream / Britten, London SO

2 CD / Decca Imports / 1990-03-30

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