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Rachmaninoff: The Bells; Spring; Three Russian Songs / Svetla Vassileva, soprano; Misha Didyk, tenor
Rachmaninoff: The Bells; Spring; Three Russian Songs / Svetla Vassileva, soprano; Misha Didyk, tenor

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2011-11-15

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: The Spring, cantata for baritone, chorus & orchestra, Op. 20; Russian Songs (3) for chorus & orchestra, Op. 41; The Bells, choral symphony for soprano, tenor, baritone, chorus & o...
Performers: Didyk, Misha; Tanovitski, Alexei [Bass Vocal]; Vasilieva, Svetla
Conductors: Noseda, Gianandrea
Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

This is the 7th and final volume in Chandos' Rachmaninoff series, performed by the BBC Philharmonic led by Noseda. The disc was recorded live at...continue...
Recording information: Royal Albert Hall, London (07/31/2011)....continue...
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Great Operatic Arias, Vol. 21
Great Operatic Arias, Vol. 21

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2010-02-23

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Iolanta; Carl Maria von Weber: Euryanthe; John Adams: Doctor Atomic; Giuseppe Verdi: Otello; Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser; The Mastersingers of Nuremberg; Wolfgang Amade...
Performers: Brain-Gabbott, Emma; Crowe, Lucy; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Gibbons, Anne-Marie; Hancock, Gareth; Jenkin, Kathryn; Long, Matthew [Tenor Vocal]; Miles-Johnson, Deborah
Conductors: Gardner, Edward

Leading baritone and dramatic interpreter of his generation, Gerald Finley is an artist who sets alight the stage and delights the ear, whatever role he...continue...
Recording information: Blackheath Halls, London, England (04/13/2009-04/16/2009)....continue...
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Benjamin Britten: The Beggar's Opera / Christian Curnyn, et al
Benjamin Britten: The Beggar's Opera / Christian Curnyn, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2009-10-27

Works: Benjamin Britten: The Beggar's Opera, ballad opera
Performers: Barnard, Thomas; Batho, Katy; Bickley, Susan; Evans, Bryn; Gardiner, Robert Anthony; Gibson, Siobhain; Hopwood, Paul; Jenkin, Kathryn; Jones, Leah-Marian; Lord, Bernadette; Maxwell, Donald [Bass-Bari...
Conductors: Curnyn, Christian

The popularity of Britten's three chamber operas proper (The Rape of Lucretia, Albert Herring and The Turn of the Screw) has tended to somewhat overshadow...continue...
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Rachmaninoff: The Miserly Knight / Gianandrea Noseda
Rachmaninoff: The Miserly Knight / Gianandrea Noseda

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2009-09-29

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: The miserly knight, Op. 24
Performers: Abdrazakov, Ildar; Bezzubenkov, Gennady; Bronder, Peter; Didyk, Misha; Murzaev, Sergey
Conductors: Noseda, Gianandrea
Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

"Ildar Abdrazakov's Baron is a nasty portrait, snarling, self-involved, perpetually sneering. Terrific, in fact... The BBC Philharmonic plays wonderfully and the recording is spotless, with...continue...
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Prokofiev: Eugene Onegin / Downes, West, Sinfonia 21
Prokofiev: Eugene Onegin / Downes, West, Sinfonia 21

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2009-08-25

Works: Sergey Prokofiev: Eugene Onegin, incidental music, Op. 71
Performers: Cusack, Niamh; Fuge, Katharine; Hardiman, Terrence; Mafham, Dominic; McCarthy, Helena; Rutt, Andrew; Walker, Julian; West, Samuel
Conductors: Downes, Edward
Ensemble: New Company Singers

With an eminent cast of actors including Niamh Cusack, Samuel West and Timothy West (who directed the production) this was the first complete recording of...continue...
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Prokofiev: On Guard for Peace, Queen of Spades Suite / Järvi, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, et al
Prokofiev: On Guard for Peace, Queen of Spades Suite / Järvi, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2009-05-26

Works: Sergey Prokofiev: Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades), film score, Op. 70; On Guard of Peace, oratorio for narrator, mezzo-soprano, chorus, boys' chorus & orchestra, Op. 124
Performers: Tchistjakova, Irina
Conductors: Järvi, Neeme

Works:
Sergei Prokofiev
Symphonic Suite adapted from The Queen of Spades (Rediscovered music from an unrealised film score. Arranged and elaborated by Michael Berkeley)
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Eccles: The Judgement of Paris, Mad Songs / Curnyn, Williams, Hulett, Bickley, et al
Eccles: The Judgement of Paris, Mad Songs / Curnyn, Williams, Hulett, Bickley, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2009-04-28

Works: John Eccles: The Judgment of Paris or the Prize Music, masque; Mad Songs (3)
Performers: Bickley, Susan; Booth, Claire; Crowe, Lucy; Hulett, Benjamin; Williams, Roderick [Bass-Baritone Vocal]
Conductors: Curnyn, Christian
Ensemble: Early Opera Company

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Christian Curnyn elegantly captures the unique charms of Eccles's music. ... as Venus, Lucy Crowe's melting lyricism, delicately underpinned by plucked and bowed...continue...
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Bernstein: Mass / Jarvi, Scarlata, et al
Bernstein: Mass / Jarvi, Scarlata, et al

2 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2009-02-24

Works: Leonard Bernstein: Alleluia
Performers: Achammer, Barbara; Bassman, Damien; Bauer, Andreas; Dlouhy, Theresa; Drexel, Georg; Fieldes, Mat; Frölich, Bernd; Gassner, Suzanne; Gellev, Vesselin; Gheorghiu, Alexander; Gruber, Heidemaria; Ha...
Conductors: Järvi, Kristjan
Ensemble: Absolute Ensemble

One of Bernstein's most controversial compositions, 'Mass' was written at the request of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis for the opening of the John F. Kennedy Center...continue...
Leonard Bernstein's Mass: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers was given a mixed reception upon its premiere as the inaugural production at the opera house of the John F. Kennedy Center fo...continue...
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Nielsen: Aladdin Op. 34 / Rozhdestvensky, Ejsing, Päevatalu, Danish National SO, et al
Nielsen: Aladdin Op. 34 / Rozhdestvensky, Ejsing, Päevatalu, Danish National SO, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2008-11-25

Works: Carl Nielsen: Aladdin Suite, Op. 34
Performers: Lemsser, Franz; Paevatalu, Guido
Conductors: Rozhdestvensky, Gennady
Ensemble: Danish National Chorus

Full of exotic delights, this colourful score is reminiscent of both 'Prince Igor' and 'Sheherazade', but still very much Nielsen's own. First released by Chandos...continue...
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Opera in English - R. Strauss: Salome / Mackerras, Bullock, et al
Opera in English - R. Strauss: Salome / Mackerras, Bullock, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2008-11-25

Works: Richard Strauss: Salome, Op. 54
Performers: Begley, Roger; Broadbent, Graeme; Bullock, Susan; Burgess, Sally; Davies, Rebecca de Pont; Druiett, Michael; Elliott, Alasdair; Evans, Wynford; Ewing, Alan; Graham-Hall, John; Judson, Colin; Parry, R...
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

"For any who are reluctant to go near 'Salome' in English I would recommend reconsidering. Quite apart from the fact that this recording captures one...continue...
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Leighton: Orchestral Works Vol 2 / Hickox, Fox, BBC National Orchesta of Wales, et al
Leighton: Orchestral Works Vol 2 / Hickox, Fox, BBC National Orchesta of Wales, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2008-11-25

Works: Kenneth Leighton: Symphony no 2, for soprano, chorus & orchestra, Op. 69 ("Sinfonia mistica in memoriam"); Te Deum Laudamus ("St. Cecilia")
Performers: Davies, Gareth Rhys [Baritone Vocal]; Vocal], Sarah Fox [Soprano
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: BBC National Chorus of Wales

This second volume of orchestral music by Kenneth Leighton offers his Second Symphony and 'Te Deum laudamus'. The symphony was composed in 1973 – 74...continue...
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Wagner: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg / Goodall, Bailey, Mangin, Sadler's Wells Opera Orchestra, et al
Wagner: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg / Goodall, Bailey, Mangin, Sadler's Wells Opera Orchestra, et al

4 CD / Chandos Records / 2008-07-29

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Performers: Bailey, Norman [Bass Baritone]; Bowman, David; Brecknock, John; Curphey, Margaret; Dean, Stafford; Dempsey, Gregory; Gray, David Morton; Hammond-Stroud, Derek; Mangin, Noel; Morgan, Gerwyn; Moyle, Ju...
Conductors: Goodall, Reginald
Ensemble: Sadler's Wells Opera Orchestra

This is the first time that the legendary centenary production of Wagner's 'The Mastersingers of Nuremberg' conducted by Reginald Goodall has been available on disc....continue...
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Dove: Siren Song / Guittart, Cooper, van de Woerd, Dieltiens, Omvlee, Zwitserlood, et al
Dove: Siren Song / Guittart, Cooper, van de Woerd, Dieltiens, Omvlee, Zwitserlood, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2008-05-27

Works: Jonathan Dove: Siren Song, opera in one act
Performers: Cooper, Bradford; Dieltiens, Amaryllis; Omvlee, Mark; Woerd, Mattijs van de; Zwitserlood, Marijn
Conductors: Guittart, Henk
Ensemble: Siren Ensemble

'Siren Song', by the British composer Jonathan Dove, is a chamber opera about the longing for love and the susceptibility to deception, which here receives...continue...
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Dvorak: Rusalka / Hickox, Barker, Owens, Martin, et al
Dvorak: Rusalka / Hickox, Barker, Owens, Martin, et al

3 CD / Chandos Records / 2008-02-05

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Rusalka
Performers: Barker, Cheryl; Crane, Sarah; Fiebig, Taryn; Martin, Bruce; Matthews, Dominica; Owens, Anne-Marie; Pendry, Sian; Ryan, Barry; Spina, Rosario La; Whitehouse, Elizabeth
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: Australian Opera Chorus

Chandos recorded the performances live and here releases the opera on a 3-CD set. Inspired by Hans Christian Anderson's fairy-tale The Little Mermaid, Rusalka tells...continue...
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Rachmaninov: Francesca da Rimini / Noseda, et al
Rachmaninov: Francesca da Rimini / Noseda, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2007-12-04

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Francesca da Rimini
Performers: Akimov, Evgeny; Bezzubenkov, Gennady; Didyk, Misha; Murzaev, Sergey; Vasilieva, Svetla
Conductors: Noseda, Gianandrea
Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Rachmaninoff's one-act opera uses a libretto by Modest Tchaikovsky, based on a story told by Dante in his divine Comedy. An underlying theme is that...continue...
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Opera in English - Humperdinck: Hansel & Gretel / Mackerras
Opera in English - Humperdinck: Hansel & Gretel / Mackerras

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2007-07-31

Works: Engelbert Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Performers: Coppen, Sarah; Evans, Rebecca; Hayward, Robert; Henschel, Jane; Larmore, Jennifer; Montague, Diana; Plowright, Rosalind Plowright; Vocal], Sarah Tynan [Soprano
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: New London Children's Choir

"Simply unmissable for any fans of this opera, Anglophone or not, Mackerras balances the songful and the sinister with absolute sureness. There is not a...continue...

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Bennett: Words and Music
Bennett: Words and Music

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2007-02-13

Works: Richard Rodgers: It Might as Well Be Spring, song (from film "State Fair"); Tony Hatch: Don't Sleep In The Subway; James Van Heusen: Get Rid of Monday, song; George Gershwin: Oh, Kay!; How Long Has T...
Performers: Bennett, Richard Rodney [Composer]

Having regularly performed cabaret in the UK and US, this is the first disc of Bennet's cabaret performances as a solo artist, performing his own...continue...
Personnel: Richard Rodney Bennett (vocals, piano).

Recording information: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England....continue...
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Opera in English - Poulenc: The Carmelites / Daniel
Opera in English - Poulenc: The Carmelites / Daniel

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2006-10-17

Works: Francis Poulenc: Dialogues des Carmélites, opera, FP 159
Performers: Barstow, Josephine; Berger, William [Baritone Vocal]; Boylan, Orla; Cook, Lyn; Coward, Gary; Crane, Gloria; Davies, Catrin Wyn; Davies, Ryland; Davison, Deborah; Dix, Christine; Douglas, Judith; Edwa...
Conductors: Daniel, Paul
Ensemble: English National Opera Chorus

Poulenc did something deeply unfashionable in the mid-1950s when he wrote 'Dialogues of the Carmelites' - in an era of modernism he created an opera...continue...
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Gossec: Le Triomphe de la République / Fasolis, et al
Gossec: Le Triomphe de la République / Fasolis, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2006-05-23

Works: François-Joseph Gossec: Le Triomphe de la république
Performers: Balducci, Antonella; Danuser, Claudio; Haller, Salome; Laurens, Guillemette; Marzorati, Arnaud; Sakurada, Makoto; Vocals], Philippe Huttenlocher [Baritone
Conductors: Fasolis, Diego
Ensemble: I Barocchisti

Gossec made an important contribution to the development of French symphonic music and played a central role in Parisian musical life for almost three-quarters of...continue...
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Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges / Hickox, et al
Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges / Hickox, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2006-01-24

Works: Sergey Prokofiev: Love for three oranges
Performers: Alexander, Richard; Arthur, Jud; Baumann, Arend; Carby, Catherine; DuFore, Tim; Ferguson, William; Fyfe, Warwick; Macfarlane, Graeme; MacMaster, John; Martin, Bruce; McGregor, Ali; Rhodes, Teddy Tahu...
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra

"...[this] Australian performance itself is in every way competitive with current rivals... Hickox and his Australians have a ball throughout, and the recording somehow captures...continue...
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Opera in English - Smetana: The Bartered Bride / Mackerras
Opera in English - Smetana: The Bartered Bride / Mackerras

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2005-11-22

Works: Bedrich Smetana: Prodaná nevesta (The Bartered Bride), opera, JB 1
Performers: Bonner, Yvette; Clarke, Paul Charles; Davies, Neal [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Gritton, Susan; Hesketh-Harvey, Kit; Hill, Louis; Howard, Yvonne; Leggate, Robin [Tenor Vocal]; Montague, Diana; Moses, Geoff...
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

"By almost any reckoning, this is the most popular of Czech operas, in the repertory of almost every opera house, so it is astonishing how...continue...
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Classics - Wagner, Strauss / Richard Hickox, Jard van Nes, et al
Classics - Wagner, Strauss / Richard Hickox, Jard van Nes, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2005-06-21

Works: Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60; Duet-Concertino for clarinet, bassoon, harp & strings, o.Op. 147 (TrV 293, AV 147); Richard Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder; Siegfried Idyll
Performers: Hatfield, Lesley; Nes, Jard van; Plane, Robert; Reay, Stephen; Rhys, Christina
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia Chorus

These titles were conferred by the conductor Hands von Bulow, who said that after Wagner there could be no Richard the Second. There is no...continue...
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CHA 10313
Bear Essentials - American Classcics
Bear Essentials - American Classcics

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2005-05-24

Works: Aaron Copland: Fanfare for the common man; Concerto for Clarinet; Old American Songs, Set 1; John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orchestra; Duke Ellington: Do nothin' till you hear ...
Performers: Boer, Harmen de; Graham, Susan; Hilton, Janet; McNaught, Graeme; Shelley, Howard; White, Willard [Bass Vocal]
Conductors: Dufallo, Richard; Mosko, Stephen; Järvi, Neeme; Hickox, Richard; Turovsky, Yuli; Jeanes, Major E. W.; Tortelier, Yan Pascal; Stephens, D.S.; ; Slatkin, Leonard; Dausgaard, Thomas; Bamert, Matthi...
Ensemble: ; Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemb; Blues & Royals Band; Center City Brass Quintet; Cranwell Royal Air Force College Band; Detroit Symphony Orchestra; I Musici de Montréal; N...
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Opera in English - Mozart: The Magic Flute / Mackerras
Opera in English - Mozart: The Magic Flute / Mackerras

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2005-04-26

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
Performers: Banks, Barry; Bronder, Peter; Chambers, Celia; Cullagh, Majella; Evans, Rebecca; Fikret, Nazan; Garrett, Lesley [Soprano Vocal]; Graham-Hall, John; Hancock, Gareth; Jones, Victoria; Keenlyside, Simon...
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: Geoffrey Mitchell Choir

Sir Charles Mackerras has spent many years researching performance practice of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He is a noted authority on Mozart's operas, having...continue...
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Britten: Death in Venice / Hickox, Chance, Langridge
Britten: Death in Venice / Hickox, Chance, Langridge

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2005-03-22

Works: Benjamin Britten: Death in Venice, opera, Op. 88
Performers: Adams-Barbaro, Jennifer; Allen, Ildiko; Batchelor, Julia; Birchall, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Bowley, John; Chance, Michael; Charlesworth, Stephen; Charrier, Paul; Fallas, Richard; Feaviour, Marg...
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: BBC Singers

"...Maybe Richard Hickox is getting bored with praise, but here's some more. This is another major achievement for him, taped last year in Blackheath Concert...continue...
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Bear Essentials - Remembrance Classics
Bear Essentials - Remembrance Classics

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2004-11-09

Works: Eric Coates: The Dam Busters; William Walton: Prelude and Fugue "Spitfire"; A Wartime Sketchbook, for orchestra (arranged by C.Palmer from film scores); Coronation March "Crown Imperial"; Gordon Lang...
Performers: Addinall, Patrick; Austin, Michael [Organ]; Bott, Paula; Collins, Anne; Crabtree, Libby; Elms, Roderick; Scott, John; Terfel, Bryn [Baritone/Bass]
Conductors: ; Marriner, Sir Neville; Gamba, Rumon; Willcocks, David; Brand, Geoffrey; Newsome, Roy; Evans, Alex; Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Stobart, James; Hickox, Richard; Bamert, Matthias; Tortelier, Yan Pascal
Ensemble: ; Besses O' Th' Barn Band; Black Dyke Band; Cranwell Royal Air Force College Band; Regimental Band of the Coldstream Guards
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Mendelssohn: Symphonies / Weller, et al
Mendelssohn: Symphonies / Weller, et al

3 CD / Chandos Records / 2004-09-21

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 11; Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish"; Symphony no 2 in B flat major, Op. 52 "Lobgesang"; Symphony no 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian"; Sympho...
Performers: Hagley, Alison [Soprano Vocals]; Haymon, Cynthia; Pearson, Leslie [Keyboard]; Straka, Peter
Conductors: Weller, Walter
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
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Saint-Saëns: Messe de Requiem, etc / Fasolis, et al
Saint-Saëns: Messe de Requiem, etc / Fasolis, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2004-07-27

Works: Camille Saint-Saëns: Requiem, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, Op. 54; Romance du soir, song for SATB, Op. 118; Choruses (2) for chorus with piano ad lib, Op. 68; Choruses (2), Op. 141; Choruse...
Performers: Cera, Francesco; Dotti, Marie-Paule; Laurens, Guillemette; Lombardi, Luca; Patuzzi, Mario; Teste, Nicolas
Conductors: Fasolis, Diego
Ensemble: Italian Switzerland Radio/TV Chorus
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Galuppi: Messa per San Marco, 1766 / Bressan, Athestis, etc
Galuppi: Messa per San Marco, 1766 / Bressan, Athestis, etc

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2003-11-11

Works: Baldassare Galuppi: Concerto a quattro no 3 in D major; Gloria & Credo, for 4 voices; Concerto for 2 violins, viola & cello no 1 in G minor; Ferdinando Bertoni: Kyrie a quattro concertato per la Duca...
Performers: Chizzoni, Mariachiara; Donato, Vincenzo di; Malvestio, Davide; Selva, Karin; Vaccari, Patrizia
Conductors: Bressan, Filippo Maria
Ensemble: Academia de il Musici

"The setting is colourful, with an orchestra of strings, full wind, horns and trumpets, and a mischievously inventive organ continuo. Soloists, drawn from the Athestis...continue...
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Opera in English - Janacek: The Cunning Little Vixen /Rattle
Opera in English - Janacek: The Cunning Little Vixen /Rattle

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2003-10-21

Works: Leos Janácek: Príhody Lisky Bystrousky (The Cunning Little Vixen)
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Bainbridge, Rebecca; Barnett, Christopher; Baum, Emily; Connolly, Emma; Dobie, Fiona; Dobson, John; Folwell, Nicholas; Gregory, Devin; Groves, Glenys; Howell, Gw...
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra

"This opera is one of the most moving and complete commentaries in any medium about the cycle of life and the connections between man and...continue...
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Tchaikovsky: Hamlet, etc / Simon, Kelly, London SO, et al
Tchaikovsky: Hamlet, etc / Simon, Kelly, London SO, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2003-09-23

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Festival Overture on the Danish National Hymn, Op. 15; Hamlet, incidental music for soprano, baritone & orchestra, Op. 67a
Performers: Hammond-Stroud, Derek; Kelly, Janis [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Simon, Geoffrey
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
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Opera in English - Bizet: Carmen / Parry, Bardon, et al
Opera in English - Bizet: Carmen / Parry, Bardon, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2003-03-25

Works: Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera
Performers: Bardon, Patricia; Garrett, Nicholas; Gavin, Julian; Harrison, Sally; Hegarty, Mary; Kilpatrick, Charles; Le Brocq, Mark; Magee, Garry; McCaldin, Clare; Parfitt, Paul; Plazas, Mary; Stafford-Allen, To...
Conductors: Parry, David
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Britten: Albert Herring / Hickox, Gilchrist, Stephen, et al
Britten: Albert Herring / Hickox, Gilchrist, Stephen, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2003-02-25

Works: Benjamin Britten: Albert Herring, Op. 39
Performers: Bonner, Yvette; Bottone, Rebecca; Bullock, Susan; Burgess, Sally; Collins, Anne; Evans, Rebecca; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Monk, Gregory; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocal]; Richardson, Stephen [Bass-...
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: City of London Sinfonia

This is the first digital recording of Albert Herring. The recording was made following a series of live performances and the theatrical excitement that marked...continue...
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Opera in English - J. Baker sings Scenes from Julius Caesar
Opera in English - J. Baker sings Scenes from Julius Caesar

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2002-10-22

Works: George Frederick Handel: Giulio Cesare
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Booth-Jones, Christopher; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Davies, Noel; James, David; Jones, Della; Masterson, Valerie; Tomlinson, John; Walker, Sarah
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: English National Opera Orchestra

"This is an intense, compelling, moving hero who sings with style, beauty, and musicianship of a high order. If you prefer highlights to complete sets,...continue...
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The Essential Stravinsky / Järvi, Suisse Romande Orchestra
The Essential Stravinsky / Järvi, Suisse Romande Orchestra

5 CD / Chandos Records / 2002-08-27

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Symphony in E flat major, Op. 1; Concerto for Violin in D major; Symphony of Psalms; Chant du rossignol (Song of the Nightingale), symphonic poem for orchestra; Symphony in Three Mov...
Performers: Amoretti, Ruben; Angelz, Lo; Berman, Boris; Brodard, Michel; Grundheber, Franz [Baritone Vocal]; Jeandheur, Stephen; Lang, Frieder; Malsam, Raynal; Mordkovitch], Lydia; Pilloud, Pierre; Rosen, Rudolf...
Conductors: Järvi, Neeme

Neeme Jarvi's Stravinsky recordings form one of the most comprehensive surveys of the composer's music in the digital era. This collection includes some of Stravinsky's...continue...
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Opera in English - Verdi: Otello / Elder, Plowright, et al
Opera in English - Verdi: Otello / Elder, Plowright, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2001-10-23

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Otello
Performers: Bottone, Bonaventura; Craig, Charles; Howlett, Neil; Kale, Stuart [Tenor Vocal]; Plowright, Rosalind Plowright; Rea, Sean; Rivers, Malcolm; Squires, Shilagh; Traynor, Gordon
Conductors: Elder, Mark
Ensemble: English National Opera Chorus

"This 1983 'Otello' was captured live at the London Coliseum, and the sometimes far-back voices on the stage... often defeat the purpose of a clearly...continue...
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Opera in English - Wagner: Twilight of the Gods / Goodall
Opera in English - Wagner: Twilight of the Gods / Goodall

5 CD / Chandos Records / 2001-07-24

Works: Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung
Performers: Collins, Anne; Curphey, Margaret; Evans, Anne; Hammond-Stroud, Derek; Haugland, Aage; Hunter, Rita; Knight, Gillian; Masterson, Valerie; Pring, Katherine; Remedios, Alberto; Squires, Shilagh; Welsby,...
Conductors: Goodall, Reginald
Ensemble: English National Opera Orchestra

"The merits of Goodall's 'Ring' have been well rehearsed. Nowhere is his grasp of the musical architecture surer than in the vast spans of '...continue...
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Opera in English - Wagner: The Ring Cycle / Goodall, et al
Opera in English - Wagner: The Ring Cycle / Goodall, et al

16 CD / Chandos Records / 2001-07-24

Works: Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold; Die Walküre; Siegfried; Götterdämmerung
Performers: Attfield, Helen; Bailey, Norman [Bass Baritone]; Belcourt, Emile; Clarke, Katie; Collins, Anne; Connell, Elizabeth; Conoley, Anne; Curphey, Margaret; Dempsey, Gregory; Evans, Anne; Ferguson, Robert; ...
Conductors: Goodall, Reginald
Ensemble: English National Opera Movement Group; English National Opera Orchestra; Sadler's Wells Opera Orchestra

The Nibelung's Ring can be enjoyed on many levels: as a fairy story, political allegory or philosophical tract, for example. In essence, it deals with...continue...
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Vaughan Williams: Sir John in Love / Hickox, Varcoe, et al
Vaughan Williams: Sir John in Love / Hickox, Varcoe, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2001-07-24

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Sir John in Love
Performers: Bannatyne-Scott, Brian; Best, Matthew [Bass Vocals]; Bowen, John; Claycomb, Laura; Connolly, Sarah [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Gritton, Susan; Lloyd-Morgan, Richard; Loges, Stephan; Maxwell, Donald [Bass-...
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia

Aside from the EMI recording made by Davies and the New Philharmonia Orchestra (breifly offered as an import, and nearly impossible to obtain), Vaughan Williams'...continue...
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Opera in English - Wagner: Das Rheingold / Goodall, et al
Opera in English - Wagner: Das Rheingold / Goodall, et al

3 CD / Chandos Records / 2001-05-22

Works: Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold
Performers: Bailey, Norman [Bass Baritone]; Belcourt, Emile; Dempsey, Gregory; Ferguson, Robert; Grant, Clifford; Hammond-Stroud, Derek; Lloyd, Robert [Bass Voice]; Masterson, Valerie; McDonall, Lois; Pring, Kat...
Conductors: Goodall, Reginald
Ensemble: English National Opera Movement Group

"The singers, though not as a whole in the class of Bohm's Bayreuth All-Stars, are certainly capable, and there is no conspicuous weakness in the...continue...
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Opera in English - Wagner: The Valkyrie / Goodall, et al
Opera in English - Wagner: The Valkyrie / Goodall, et al

4 CD / Chandos Records / 2000-11-28

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Walküre
Performers: Attfield, Helen; Bailey, Norman [Bass Baritone]; Clarke, Katie; Connell, Elizabeth; Conoley, Anne; Curphey, Margaret; Evans, Anne; Grant, Clifford; Howard, Ann; Hunter, Rita; Remedios, Alberto; Squir...
Conductors: Goodall, Reginald
Ensemble: English National Opera Orchestra

"...Goodall's conducting [was] weighty, sonorous, slow-moving but surely paced and deeply supportive of the voices. And what a cast he had, led by Remedios's ardent...continue...
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Opera in English - Massenet: Werther / Mackerras, et al
Opera in English - Massenet: Werther / Mackerras, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2000-06-27

Works: Jules Massenet: Werther
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Blackburn, Harold; Brecknock, John; Jenkins, Terry; Tomlinson, John; Waugh, Nigel; Wheatley, Patrick
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: English National Opera Chorus

"...It is a tribute to the artistry of Janet Baker and John Brecknockthat the English National Opera's production of 'Werther' conveys so much of the...continue...
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Opera in English - Janacek: Osud / Mackerras, Field, et al
Opera in English - Janacek: Osud / Mackerras, Field, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 1999-11-02

Works: Leos Janácek: Osud (Fate), opera, JW 1/5
Performers: Bronder, Peter; Field, Helen [Soprano Vocals]; German, Timothy; Harries, Kathryn; Jones, Yolande; Kale, Stuart [Tenor Vocal]; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocal]; Linay, Samuel; Mora, Barry; Preston-Robe...
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: Welsh National Opera Orchestra

"...Until David Pountney's brilliant production for English National Opera many commentators thought 'Osud' virtually unstageable. But then there is the music: a miracle of lyricism...continue...
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Kodály: Missa Brevis, Mátra Pictures, etc / Parkman, et al
Kodály: Missa Brevis, Mátra Pictures, etc / Parkman, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 1999-10-19

Works: Zoltán Kodály: Missa Brevis for soloists, chorus & orchestra (arranged from version with organ); Jézus és a kufárok (Jesus and the Traders), for chorus; Este (Evening), for s...
Performers: Hansen, Michael W [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Nielsen, Niels Henrik; Nielsen, Torston; Pedersen, Helle Charlotte; Pedersen, Lars

"Several versions of Kodaly's wonderful Mass have come my way lately, and...now...we get a large-scale, full-bodied account that treats the piece like the true choral...continue...
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Boulanger: Faust et Hélène, etc / Tortelier, Dawson, et al
Boulanger: Faust et Hélène, etc / Tortelier, Dawson, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 1999-08-17

Works: Lili Boulanger: Psalm 24 for chorus, orchestra & organ; Faust et Hélène, cantata; D'un soir triste, for string trio (or cello) & piano (or orchestra); D'un matin de printemps, for violin (o...
Performers: Bottone, Bonaventura; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; Howard, Jason; MacKenzie, Neil; Murray, Ann
Conductors: Tortelier, Yan Pascal
Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus

"...[Lili Boulanger's] completed works display a precocious maturity providing a tantalising clue as to what might have been. Boulanger's psalm settings, two of which are...continue...
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Opera in English - Verdi: La Traviata / Mackerras, Masterson
Opera in English - Verdi: La Traviata / Mackerras, Masterson

2 CD / Chandos Records / 1999-07-20

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata
Performers: Brecknock, John; Byles, Edward; Dowling, Denis; Earle, Roderick; Gibbs, John; Jones, Della; Kitchiner, John; Masterson, Valerie; Plessis, Christian du; Pogson, Geoffrey; Squires, Shilagh
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: English National Opera Chorus
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Opera in English - Handel: Julius Caesar / Mackerras, et al
Opera in English - Handel: Julius Caesar / Mackerras, et al

4 CD / Chandos Records / 1999-06-22

Works: George Frederick Handel: Giulio Cesare
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Booth-Jones, Christopher; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Davies, Noel; James, David; Jones, Della; Masterson, Valerie; Tomlinson, John; Walker, Sarah
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: English National Opera Orchestra

"Seemingly stuffy 'opera seria' format was no hindrance to Handel in creating works rich in human drama and musical invention...A highly intelligent, singable English translation...continue...
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Opera in English - Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier / Parry, et al
Opera in English - Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier / Parry, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 1999-06-22

Works: Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59
Performers: Gedge, Nicholas; Ginty, Eugene; Joshua, Rosemary; Kenny, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]; MacIntyre, Stuart; Montague, Diana; Parfitt, Paul; Rhys-Davies, Jennifer; Roberts, Gareth; Shaw, Geoffrey; Shore, And...
Conductors: Parry, David

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Menotti: The Consul / Hickox, Bullock, Spoleto Festival
Menotti: The Consul / Hickox, Bullock, Spoleto Festival

2 CD / Chandos Records / 1999-03-23

Works: Gian Carlo Menotti: The Consul, opera
Performers: Austin, Charles; Broadbent, Graeme; Bullock, Susan; Eckhoff, Herbert; Livengood, Victoria; Manci, Giovanni; Murray, John Horton; Otey, Louis; Wiper, Robin Blitch
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: Spoleto Festival Orchestra

This production of 'The Consul' was made in the summer of 1998 at the 40th Spoleto Festival under the direction of the composer. Written in...continue...
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Marcello: Requiem / Bressan, Academia de li Musici
Marcello: Requiem / Bressan, Academia de li Musici

1 CD / Chandos Records / 1999-03-23

Works: Recorded Sound: Church Bells; Benedetto Marcello: Harpsichord (or Organ) Sonata in G minor, SF. 737b; Requiem Mass for 2 voices, double chorus, 2 violins, viola & continuo in G minor, SF. 660; Harpsi...
Performers: Collina, Mauro; Donato, Vincenzo di; Moi, Francesco; Pugina, Marisa; Scavazza, Marco; Testolin, Walter; Zanichelli, Barbara
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Ensemble: Academia de il Musici
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