1 CD / BBC Legends / 2008-10-14Works: Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde; Johannes Brahms: Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Mitchinson, John
Conductors: Leppard, Raymond; Boult, Adrian
Ensemble: BBC Men's Chorus; BBC Northern Symphony
Janet Baker's performance of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde was first issued on BBC Radio Classics in 1995 and BBC Legends has vastly improved...continue...
1 CD / BBC Legends / 2007-07-31Works: Leos Janácek: Mass (Msa glagolskaja) for soloists, double chorus, orchestra & organ ("Glagolitic Mass"), JW 3/9; Richard Strauss: Der Bürger als Edelmann (Le bourgeois gentilhomme), suite...
Performers: Gunson, Ameral; Shimell, William; Tear, Robert
Conductors: Tennstedt, Klaus
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Like the BBC Legends recording of the Sinfonietta, Tennstedt never commercially recorded the Glagolitic Mass. It is a massive work comprising four singers, organ and...continue...
1 CD / BBC Legends / 2006-01-24Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: St Matthew Passion, BWV 244
Performers: Ameling, Elly [Soprano Vocals]; Barrow, John; Jenkins, Neil
Conductors: Steinitz, Paul
This recording showcases two great Bach singers, contralto Janet Baker and the Dutch soprano, Elly Ameling in arias from Bach's St. Matthew Passion. This BBC...continue...
Recording information: The Priory Church of St. Bartholomew the Great, West Sm (03/18/1972)....continue...
2 CD / BBC Legends / 2004-10-19Works: 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...
2 CD / BBC Legends / 2004-06-29Works: Giuseppe Verdi: La forza del destino; Requiem Mass; Spoken Word: Carlo Maria Giulini in conversation with Michael Oliver
Performers: Arie, Raffaele; Bumbry, Grace; Kónya, Sándor; Ligabue, Ilva
Conductors: Giulini, Carlo Maria
Ensemble: Philharmonia Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra
This performance which took place in April, 1964 is held by many of Guilini's admirers as being the greatest performance he ever gave of this...continue...