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Ladies First!: Opera arias by Joseph Haydn / Lisa Larsson, soprano
Ladies First!: Opera arias by Joseph Haydn / Lisa Larsson, soprano

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2014-01-14

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Berenice, che fai, H 24a no 10; Armida, Hob. 28; L'anima del filosofo, Hob. 28; Arianna a Naxos ("Teseo mio ben"), cantata for soprano & keyboard, H. 26b/2; L'isola disabitata, Ho...
Performers: Koningsberger, Maarten; Larsson, Lisa
Conductors: de Vriend, Jan W.
Ensemble: Combattimento Consort Amsterdam

The operas of Joseph Haydn are far less known today than those of his contemporaries Christoph Willibald von Gluck (1714 - 1787) and Wolfgang Amadeus...continue...
Recording information: Singelkerk, Amsterdam (NL) (2012-01-10_2012-01-11&2012-)....continue...
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Manfred Trojhan (b.1949): Orest, opera / Dietrich Henschel, Sarah Castle, Rosemary Joshua. Netherlands Opera, Albrecht
Manfred Trojhan (b.1949): Orest, opera / Dietrich Henschel, Sarah Castle, Rosemary Joshua. Netherlands Opera, Albrecht

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2014-01-14

Works: Manfred Trojahn: Orest, opera
Performers: Bjarnason, Finnur; Henschel, Dietrich
Conductors: Albrecht, Marc
Ensemble: Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra

Live recording of Manfred Trojahn's new opera Orest in its world premiere in Amsterdam! In this fine production, new chief conductor Marc Albrecht is firmly...continue...
Recording information: The Amsterdam Music Theatre (12/13/2011/12/16/2011)....continue...
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Early Verdi Arias from I Vespri Siciliani, Alzira, Attila, Aroldo, Ernani, Macbeth et al. / Lucia Aliberti, soprano
Early Verdi Arias from I Vespri Siciliani, Alzira, Attila, Aroldo, Ernani, Macbeth et al. / Lucia Aliberti, soprano

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2013-08-13

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: I vespri Siciliani; I masnadieri; Alzira; Attila; Aroldo; I Lombardi alla prima Crociata; Giovanna d'Arco; Un giorno di regno (Il finto Stanislao); La Battaglia di Legnano; Ernani; I ...
Performers: Aliberti, Lucia [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Caetani, Oleg
Ensemble: ; Symphonic Choir of Milan

In this new release celebrating the "Verdi Year 2013," soprano and bel canto specialist Lucia Aliberti sings soprano arias from a period that Verdi referred...continue...
Recording information: Auditorium, Milano (07/2008)....continue...
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Richard Strauss: Elektra / Michaela Schuster, Evelyn Herlitzius, Camilla Nylund, Hubert Delamboye, and Gerd Grochowski. Netherlands Opera
Richard Strauss: Elektra / Michaela Schuster, Evelyn Herlitzius, Camilla Nylund, Hubert Delamboye, and Gerd Grochowski. Netherlands Opera

2 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2013-01-08

Works: Richard Strauss: Elektra; Recorded Sound: Applause
Performers: Bolle, Lisette [Vocals]; Engeland, Anja Van; Haegeman, Lien; Hofer, Astrid [Vocals]; Rasker, Helena
Conductors: Albrecht, Marc
Ensemble: ; Toonkunst Choir Amsterdam

The first CD release of De Nederlandse Opera on Challenge Classics! Due to its immense success this was the fourth time that this production, with...continue...
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CHL 72565
Melodies of Love and Death: Opera without Words / Osiris Piano Trio
Melodies of Love and Death: Opera without Words / Osiris Piano Trio

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2011-11-08

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Rusalka; Giuseppe Verdi: La Traviata; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Gaetano Donizetti: L' elisir d'amore, opera; Giacomo Puccini: Tosca; Manon Lescaut; Turandot; La bohème...
Performers: Trio, Osiris
Conductors:
Ensemble: Osiris Piano Trio

Superb arrangements of opera arias, made by Bob Zimmerman for piano trio, brilliantly played by the Osiris Trio! This feast of famous arias heavily features...continue...
Recording information: The Fazioli Concert hall, Sacile, Italy (06/28/2010-06/30/2010)....continue...
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CHL 72373
Richard Wagner: Parsifal
Richard Wagner: Parsifal

4 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2011-10-11

Works: Richard Wagner: Parsifal
Conductors: Zweden, Jaap van

Jaap van Zweden, chief conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, is one of the world's leading conductors. Concurrently with his post in Dallas, van Zweden's...continue...
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CHL 72519
Willen van Otterloo: The Original Recordings: 1951-1966
Willen van Otterloo: The Original Recordings: 1951-1966

7 CD / Challenge Classics / 2011-06-14

Works: Bedrich Smetana: Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93; César Franck: Les Eolides, M 43; Symphony in D minor, M 48; Psyché, symphonic poem for chorus & orchestra (also arr. for piano, 4 hands), M. 47;...
Performers: Asma, Feike; Groot, Cor De; Krebbers, Herman; Olof, Theo
Conductors: Otterloo, Willem Van
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Richard Wagner Orchestral Adventure / De Waart
Richard Wagner Orchestral Adventure / De Waart

3 CD / Challenge Classics / 2010-11-09

Works: Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold; Die Walküre; Siegfried; Götterdämmerung; Tristan und Isolde; Parsifal
Conductors: De Waart, Edo

After very successful concert tours featuring the orchestral adventures of Wagner operas-with arrangements by Henk de Vlieger-Edo de Waart and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic now...continue...
Recording information: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam....continue...
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Between Life & Death
Between Life & Death

2 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2010-02-09

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Komm, süsser Tod, komm, sel'ge Ruh'!, BWV 478; Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 2; Des Knaben Wunderhorn; Rückert Lieder (5); Franz Schubert: Schwanengesang, D 744; Aufl&ou...
Performers: Gees, Michael; Prégardien, Christoph

A selection of compositions ranging over almost two centuries, with eleven compositions and many musical forms. Pregardien and Gees present 22 faces of death in...continue...
Recording information: Galaxy Studios, Mol, Belgium (11/14/2008-11/17/2008)....continue...
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Kiss The Guitar Player - Dialogues for Guitar & String Quartet / Klimt!
Kiss The Guitar Player - Dialogues for Guitar & String Quartet / Klimt!

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-11-10

Works: Peter Tiehuis: Gustav on the rocks; Bert Merlendijk / Piet Souer: Into ecstasy, for guitar & string quartet; Luigi Boccherini: Guitar quintet in D major, G 448; Steve Gray / Leonardo Amuedo: Beyond r...
Performers: Amuedo, Leonardo; Demandt, Udo; Hagen, Axel; Koopman, Eddy; Mancuso, Silva; Merlendijk, Bert; Ramon, Arturo; Schultz, Jim; Tarenskeen, Olaf; Tiehuis, Peter; Van Der Grinten, Maarten

The most original guitar & string quartet compositions since 1805! These are not solo guitar pieces with string backgrounds, but are real dialogues between the...continue...
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Niccolo Paganini: Violin Concertos no 1 & 2 / Jan Willem de Vriend, Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, et al
Niccolo Paganini: Violin Concertos no 1 & 2 / Jan Willem de Vriend, Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, et al

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-11-10

Works: Niccolò Paganini: Concerto for Violin no 1 in D major, Op. 6; Concerto for Violin no 2 in B minor, Op. 7 "La Campanella"; Gioachino Rossini: Matilde (di) Shabran, opera
Performers: Koelman, Rudolf
Conductors: de Vriend, Jan W.

The two most popular violin concertos of Paganini, aptly linked by a Rossini overture. Virtuoso violinist Rudolf Koelman is the former leader of Amsterdam's Royal...continue...
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CHL 72343
Handel: Agrippina / Combattimento Consort Amsterdam [DVD]
Handel: Agrippina / Combattimento Consort Amsterdam [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Challenge Classics / 2006-09-12

Works: George Frideric Handel: Agrippina, HWV 6
Performers: Alofs, Jan; Arends, Renate; de Lang, Quirijn; Hart-Davis, Michael; Kremer, Annemarie; Micinski, Piotr; Muuse, Robert; van der Linde, Clint
Conductors: de Vriend, Jan Willem
Ensemble: Combattimento Consort

"Agrippina" is one of Handel’s earlier operas, written in 1709. This brilliant DVD production includes a complete staged performance of the opera, interviews, backstage photos,...continue...
Run Time: 173 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Country of Origin: USA
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Arie Antiche - Scarlatti, Caccini, et al / Margiono Quintet
Arie Antiche - Scarlatti, Caccini, et al / Margiono Quintet

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2003-02-04

Works: Alessandro Scarlatti: Il Pirro e Demetrio; La donna ancora è fedele; Il Pompeo; Vincenzo Ciampi: Tre giorni son che Nina; Antonio Lotti: Arminio; Louis Niedermeyer: Pietà, Signore! for vo...
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Ensemble: Margiono Quintet
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Vivaldi: Concerto di Amsterdam, etc / de Vriend, et al
Vivaldi: Concerto di Amsterdam, etc / de Vriend, et al

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2003-01-07

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto per la solennità di S Lorenzo, for violin, 2 oboes, 2 horns, timpani, strings & continuo in; L'Olimpiade, RV 725; Double Orchestra Concerto, for violin, 2 string orches...
Performers: Nikolic, Gordan
Conductors:
Ensemble: Combattimento Consort Amsterdam
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Bric-à-brac - A quatre mains Françaises / Doeselaar, Jordans
Bric-à-brac - A quatre mains Françaises / Doeselaar, Jordans

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2002-11-05

Works: Darius Milhaud: Le boeuf sur le toit, reduction of ballet for piano, 4 hands, Op. 58arr; Maurice Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte; L'enfant et les sortilèges; Jacques Ibert: The L...
Performers: Doeselaar, Leo Van; Jordans, Wyneke
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