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A Venetian Coronation 1595 - Andrea & Giovanni Gabrieli / Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli Consort & Players
A Venetian Coronation 1595 - Andrea & Giovanni Gabrieli / Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli Consort & Players

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2013-03-12

Works: Recorded Sound: Church Bells; Giovanni Gabrieli: Intonazione dell'ottavo tono, for organ; Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1; Intonazione del terzo e quarto toni, for organ; Deus qui beatum Marcum, motet for ...
Performers: Daniels, Charles [Tenor Vocals]; Harvey, Peter Harvey; O'Donnell, James [Organ]; Pott, Charles; Roberts, Timothy [Keyboardist/Conductor]
Conductors: McCreesh, Paul
Ensemble: ; Gabrieli Consort; Gabrieli Players

The fifth release in the Rediscoveries series from Virgin Classics is celebrated 1990 recording A Venetian Coronation 1595 by Paul McCreesh and his Gabrieli Consort...continue...
Recording information: Brinkburn Priory, Northumberland, England (07/1989)....continue...
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The Very Best of Benjamin Britten [3 CDs]
The Very Best of Benjamin Britten [3 CDs]

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2013-02-05

Works: Benjamin Britten: The Young person's guide to the orchestra; Cello Symphony, Op. 68; Elegy for Viola solo; Peter Grimes; Passacaglia, for orchestra, Op. 33b (from "Peter Grimes"); Quartet for Strings...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Alley, John [Piano]; Andsnes, Leif Ove; Blatchly, Mark; Booth, Claire; Bostridge, Ian; Coleman-Wright, Peter; Dean, Stafford; Drake, Julius [Piano]; Fullbrook, Charles; Gritton, Susan;...
Conductors: Pesek, Libor; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Knussen, Oliver; Brown, Iona; Warren-Green, Christopher; Paavo, Järvi; Hickox, Richard; Willcocks, David; Brunelle, Philip; Haitink, Bernard; Harding, Daniel
Ensemble: ; Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble; Endymion Ensemble

Since his death in 1976 many musicians have looked at Benjamin Britten's scores anew - not simply the repertory Britten never recorded, but the many...continue...
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A Year With Jesus / Gloria, Miserere, Stabat Mater, Magnificat, Requiem by Bach, Pergolesi, Mozart et al. / Véronique Gens, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Andrew Parrott, Riccardo Muti et al.
A Year With Jesus / Gloria, Miserere, Stabat Mater, Magnificat, Requiem by Bach, Pergolesi, Mozart et al. / Véronique Gens, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Andrew Parrott, Riccardo Muti et al.

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2013-01-08

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria; Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248; Liebster Immanuel, Herzog der Frommen, cantata, BWV 123; Easter Oratorio, BWV 249; Magnificat, BWV 243; Herz und Mund und ...
Performers: Argenta, Nancy; Chance, Michael; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Gens, Véronique; Harvey, Peter Harvey; Lesne, Gérard; Neilz, Jacques; Rampal, Jean-Pierre [Flute/Conductor];...
Conductors: Parrott, Andrew; Herreweghe, Philippe; Christophers, Harry; Hill, David; Cleobury, Stephen; Mandrin, Emmanuel; Lara, Francisco; ; Hillier, Paul; Plasson, Michel; Kuijken, Sigiswald; Willcocks, David;...
Ensemble: ; Brunel Ensemble; Ensemble Vocal et Instrumental de Lausanne; Il Seminario Musicale; La Petite Bande; Taverner Players; The Hilliard Ensemble; The Sixteen (Choir)

From Easter Sunday to All Saints' Day, A Year with Jesus is the ultimate collection of sacred music to help celebrate the Christian holidays. This...continue...
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The Voice: Philippe Jaroussky
The Voice: Philippe Jaroussky

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2012-11-19

Works: Nicola Porpora: Polifemo; Siface; Antonio Vivaldi: Tito Manlio; Ercole sul Termodonte; Pianti, sospiri e dimandar mercede; Giustino; L'Olimpiade; Tieteberga; George Frederick Handel: Ariodante; Serse...
Performers: Cencic, Max Emanuel [Countertenor Vocal]; Deuter, Markus; Ducros, Jerome; Gliozzi, Emilia; Huille, Jerome [Cello]; Jaroussky, Philippe; Rial, Nuria [Soprano Vocal]; Rivoal, Frederic
Conductors: Haïm, Emmanuelle; Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; ; Tubéry, Jean; Rhorer, Jérémie; Pluhar, Christina; Paavo, Järvi; Fasolis, Diego; Christie, William
Ensemble: ; Concerto Köln ; Ensemble Artaserse; Ensemble la Fenice (France); Ensemble Matheus; Europa Galante; L'Arpeggiata; Le Concert d'Astrée ; Les Arts Florissants

Established as one of Virgin Classics' bestselling artists, Philippe Jaroussky, who has been described as "the Apollo of countertenors" by Germany's A Die Zeit, stands...continue...
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Sacred Treasures
Sacred Treasures

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2012-09-25

Works: Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Te Deum, H. 146; Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria, RV 589; Gregorio Allegri: Miserere; Claudio Monteverdi: Beatus Vir (II), motet for 5 voices (from Seva morale e spirituale), SV 269...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Argenta, Nancy; Bar, Olaf; Barley, Peter; Blochwitz, Hans-Peter; Bowers-Broadbent, Christopher; Connell, John; Covey-Crump, Rogers; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; Gens, Veronique...
Conductors: Christie, William; Parrott, Andrew; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Herreweghe, Philippe; McCreesh, Paul; ; Norrington, Roger; Sawallisch, Wolfgang; Tate, Jeffrey; Muti, Riccardo; Hickox, Richard; Prêtr...
Ensemble: ; Coppola e Il Suo Sestetto; Gabrieli Consort; Gabrieli Players; Il Seminario Musicale; Les Arts Florissants; London Classical Players; Schutz Consort; Taverner Consort; Taverner Players

Treasures is a new series of 3-CD sets drawn from the catalogs of Virgin Classics, presenting the best loved and key works of the classical...continue...

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Mozart Treasures
Mozart Treasures

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2012-09-25

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550; Serenade no 13 in G major, K. 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik"; Divertimento no 1 in D major, K. 136; Serenade no 6 in D major, K. 239 'Serenata...
Performers: Ambache, Diana; Argenta, Nancy; Ben-Nun, Efrat; Braley, Frank; Chase, Roger; Coles, Samuel; Damrau, Diana; Desderi, Claudio; Dessay, Natalie; Fink, Marcos; Francis, Jeffrey; Garanca, Elina; Gens, V&e...
Conductors: Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; Warren-Green, Christopher; Nelson, John; Pletnev, Mikhail; Tetzlaff, Christian; Ambache, Diana; Jordan, Armin; Kantorow, Jean-Jacques; Norrington, Roger; Rhorer, Jér&...
Ensemble: ; Ensemble Orchestral de Paris

Treasures is a new series of 3-CD sets drawn from the catalogs of Virgin Classics, presenting the best loved and key works of the classical...continue...
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Baroque Treasures
Baroque Treasures

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2012-09-25

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Orfeo; L' Incoronazione di Poppea; George Frederick Handel: Serse; Solomon, HWV 67; Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Dixit Dominus; Concerto for Harp in B flat major, Op. 4 no 6/HWV 294...
Performers: Andre, Maurice [Trumpet]; Augér, Arleen [Soprano]; Bianchini, Chiara [Violin]; Brosse, Jean-Patrice; Caens, Thierry; Daniels, David; Deletré, Bernard; Desrochers, Isabelle; Goodwin, Pau...
Conductors: Haïm, Emmanuelle; Norrington, Roger; Parrott, Andrew; Hickox, Richard; Reyne, Hugo; ; Christie, William; Mandrin, Emmanuel; Malgoire, Jean-Claude; Niquet, Hervé; Cohën-Akenine, Patri...
Ensemble: ; Concerto Köln; Ensemble Orchestral de Paris; Les Folies Françoises; Taverner Consort; Taverner Players; Trio Sonnerie

Treasures is a new series of 3-CD sets drawn from the catalogs of Virgin Classics, presenting the best loved and key works of the classical...continue...
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Handel: Nine German Arias, HWV 202-210 / Emma Kirkby, soprano
Handel: Nine German Arias, HWV 202-210 / Emma Kirkby, soprano

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2012-06-19

Works: George Frederick Handel: Künft' ger Zeiten eitler Kummer (German Aria no 1), hymn for soprano & continuo, HWV 202; Das zitternde Glänzen (German Aria no 2), hymn, for soprano & continuo, HW...
Performers: Kirkby, Emma
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Ensemble: London Baroque

Virgin Classics presents Rediscoveries - a brand new series devoted to the finest classical recordings that are no longer in print. The second edition is...continue...
Recording information: Abbey Road Studios, London (01/03/1985-01/04/1985)....continue...
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Classics for Your Wedding
Classics for Your Wedding

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2012-06-05

Works: Richard Wagner: Lohengrin; Johann Pachelbel: Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major; Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite no 2; Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!"...
Performers: Andre, Maurice [Trumpet]; Briggs, David; Capuçon, Renaud; Ciccolini, Aldo [Piano]; Dessay, Natalie; Haidan, Delphine; Hendricks, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Krueger, Christopher; Labèque, ...
Conductors: Haitink, Bernard; Parrott, Andrew; Marriner, Sir Neville; Cleobury, Stephen; Fischer, György; Järvi, Paavo; Muti, Riccardo; Ericson, Eric; Nelson, John; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; Christie, Wi...
Ensemble: ; Ensemble Orchestral de Paris; Les Arts Florissants; Nash Ensemble; Taverner Consort; Taverner Players

Choosing the right music for your wedding is one of the most important decisions a bride and groom have to make before getting married. It...continue...
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VCL 232472
Suppé: Requiem; Bontempo: Requiem / Michel Corboz
Suppé: Requiem; Bontempo: Requiem / Michel Corboz

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2012-04-10

Works: Joao Domingos Bontempo: Requiem à la mémoire de Camoes in C minor, Op. 23; Franz von Suppé: Requiem in D minor
Performers: Bizineche, Liliana; Blasi, Angela Maria; Brodard, Michel; Machado, Aquiles; Macias, Reinaldo; Matos, Elisabete; Rodrigues, Luis
Conductors: Corboz, Michel
Ensemble: ; Gulbenkian Orchestra

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Leonel Power, John Dunstable: Masses and Motets / The Hilliard Ensemble
Leonel Power, John Dunstable: Masses and Motets / The Hilliard Ensemble

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2012-04-10

Works: Leonel Power: Ave Regina caelorum, ave, for 3 voices, OH 43; Gloria, for 4 voices, OH 21; Beata viscera, for 3 voices; Credo, for 5 voices, OH 77; Sanctus, for 4 voices, OH 118; Agnus Dei, for 4 voic...
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Ensemble: The Hilliard Ensemble
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Victoria: Tenebrae Responsories / Christophers - The Sixteen
Victoria: Tenebrae Responsories / Christophers - The Sixteen

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2011-10-18

Works: Tomás Luis de Victoria: Amicus meus, responsory for 4 voices; Judas mercator, responsory for 4 voices; Unus ex discipulis, responsory for 4 voices; Eram quasi agnus, responsory for 4 voices; Una...
Conductors: Christophers, Harry
Ensemble: The Sixteen

Recording information: St. Jude's on the Hill, London (05/1990)....continue...
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Lamentazione: Scarlatti, Leo, Legrenzi, Lotti, Caldara / Les Arts Florissants
Lamentazione: Scarlatti, Leo, Legrenzi, Lotti, Caldara / Les Arts Florissants

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2011-10-11

Works: Domenico Scarlatti: Stabat Mater, for double chorus & continuo in C minor; Antonio Lotti: Crucifixus a 10; Crucifixus, Motet a 6; Giovanni Legrenzi: Quam amarum est, Maria, motet; Antonio Caldara: Ca...
Performers: Clayton, Sean; Gnidzaz, Maud; Morrison, Hannah; Thomas, Virginie
Conductors: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocal]
Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants

The singers of Les Arts Florissants, under the direction of tenor Paul Agnew, perform elaborate unaccompanied sacred works by Alessandro and Domenico Scarlatti, Leonardo Leo...continue...
Recording information: Abbaye d'Ambronay, France (09/26/2010)....continue...
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Fauré: Requiem; Cantique de Jean Racine; Elegie in c, Op. 24 / Eric Picard, cello
Fauré: Requiem; Cantique de Jean Racine; Elegie in c, Op. 24 / Eric Picard, cello

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2011-10-04

Works: Gabriel Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48; Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11; Elégie for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 24; Pavane, Op. 50; Super flumina Babylonis, for chorus & orchestra (Psalm 126)
Performers: Picard, Eric; Rabec, Ugo; Savastano, Marie Virginia; Vidal, Mathias
Conductors: Paavo, Järvi
Ensemble: Orchestra of Paris Chorus

The second Virgin Classics CD from the Orchestre de Paris under its new Music Director, Paavo Järvi, is entirely devoted to Fauré, with his Requiem...continue...
Recording information: Salle Pleyel, Paris (02/08/2011-02/13/2011)....continue...
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Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem / Järvi
Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem / Järvi

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2011-05-03

Works: Johannes Brahms: German Requiem, Op. 45
Performers: Dessay, Natalie; Tezier, Ludovic
Conductors: Paavo, Järvi
Ensemble: Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra

In October 2009 the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra celebrated its 80th birthday with a performance of Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem. Under the baton of Paavo...continue...
Recording information: Alte Oper Frankfurt (10/07/2009-10/09/2009)....continue...
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Monteverdi: Vespro Della Beata Vergine
Monteverdi: Vespro Della Beata Vergine

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2011-03-08

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine
Performers: Guitaraes, Fernando; Pluhar, Christina
Conductors: Pluhar, Christina
Ensemble: L'Arpeggiata

2010 marks the 500th anniversary of a landmark in music history: Monteverdi’s Vespro della beata Vergine, better known simply as the Vespers. The multi-faceted vocal...continue...
Personnel: Johann Debliek (organ).

Recording information: Arsenal de Metz, France (04/15/2010-04/22/2010)....continue...
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Gregorian and Ambrosian Chant
Gregorian and Ambrosian Chant

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2010-05-18

Works: Gregorian Chant: Isaiae prophetae (Lesson); Tribus miraculis, Magnificat, antiphon; Hodie caelesti sponso, antiphon, Mode 8; Hostis Herodes impie, hymn; Hodie nobis beata illuxit, antiphon; Illuminar...
Performers: Brandmuller, Theo; Richenhagen, Albert; Schlossmacher, Harald

Virgin Classics is proud to present a new batch of five titles from the Virgin de Virgin series. These 2-CD sets offer highlights from the...continue...
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VCL 285142B
The Art Of The Netherlands
The Art Of The Netherlands

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2010-05-18

Works: Josquin Des Prez: Scaramella va alla guerra, song for 4 parts; Allegez moi, song for 6 parts; El grillo, song for 4 parts; De tous biens pleine, motet for 4 parts; Adieu mes amours, song for 4 parts;...
Performers: Hogwood, Christopher [Conductor]
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Ensemble: Early Music Consort of London

"David Munrow and his Early Music Consort of London are the fountainhead of the English historically informed performance practice movement, and a prime example of...continue...
Recording information: Abbey Road Studios, London (02/1975/04/1975)....continue...
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Zen Voices
Zen Voices

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2010-05-18

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Songs (14), Op. 34; Samuel Barber: Agnus Dei; Gabriel Fauré: Pavane, Op. 50; Requiem; Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11; Après un rêve, Op. 7 no 1; Wolfgang Amadeus M...
Performers: Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Caballe, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Cornwell, Joseph; Daniels, David; Desderi, Claudio; Dessay, Natalie; Gens, Veronique; Hallenbe...
Conductors: Schoenwandt, Michael; Hill, David; Barenboim, Daniel; Haitink, Bernard; Equilbey, Laurence; Paavo, Järvi; Plasson, Michel; Guadagno, Anton; Mackerras, Charles; Gardelli, Lamberto; Litton, Andrew...
Ensemble: ; Cellos ensemble of the Orchestre de Paris; Ensemble Matheus; Ensemble Orchestral de Paris; Ensemble Vocal et Instrumental de Lausanne; Kammer Ensemble de Paris; Nash Ensemble
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VCL 284432
Ockeghem: Requiem
Ockeghem: Requiem

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2010-05-18

Works: Johannes Ockeghem: Missa pro defunctis; MEDLEY; Missa prolationum, for 4 voices; Alma redemptoris Mater; Salve Regina; Philippe Basiron: Marian motets (3), for chorus
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Charpentier: Messe En La Memoire
Charpentier: Messe En La Memoire

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2010-05-18

Works: Louis Couperin: Les Carillons de Paris, for organ (Pièces d'orgue, no 140); Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Messe pour les trépassés, for 5 voices, chorus, instruments & continuo, H. 2; Mote...
Performers: Bertin, Pascal; Mammel, Hans-Jorg; Sarragosse, Jean-Claude
Conductors: Tubéry, Jean
Ensemble: Ensemble la Fenice (France)

"Not a particularly upbeat CD, but neither is it glumly mournful, and the works are ample demonstration of the intense expressiveness of Charpentier's imagination and...continue...
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J.S. Bach: Masses BWV 233-235; Sanctus BWV 238
J.S. Bach: Masses BWV 233-235; Sanctus BWV 238

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2010-05-18

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass for 3 voices, chorus, orchestra & continuo in F major, BWV 233 (BC E6); Mass for 4 voices, chorus, 2 oboes, strings & continuo in G major, BWV 236 (BC E4); Mass for 3 voic...
Conductors: Herreweghe, Philippe

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Sances: Stabat Mater & Motets To The Virgin Mary
Sances: Stabat Mater & Motets To The Virgin Mary

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2010-05-04

Works: Alessandro Grandi: Motetti con sinfonie, libro primo; O quam tu pulchra es, motet for voice & continuo; Motetti (18); Giovanni Legrenzi: Ave Regina coelorum; Francesco Cavalli: O quam suavis et decor...
Performers: Jaroussky, Philippe
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Ensemble: Ensemble Artaserse

French superstarcounter tenor Philippe Jaroussky presents a rich selection of motets dedicated to the Virgin Mary, composed in the late 16th century–early 17th century by...continue...
Recording information: Paris, Eglise Notre-Dame du Liban (12/05/2005-12/10/2005)....continue...
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VCL 939072
Via Crucis
Via Crucis

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2010-04-20

Works: Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber: L'Annonciation; L'Aria, for ensemble; Anonymous: Ninna nanna alla Napoletana; Maxime Merlandi: Maria (sopra la Carpinese); Tarquinio Merula: Hor ch'è tempo di d...
Performers: Bettini, Fulvio; Capezzuto, Vincenzo [Vocals]; Jaroussky, Philippe; Rial, Núria [Soprano Vocal]; Rial, NLria
Conductors: Pluhar, Christina
Ensemble: Barbara Furtuna; L'Arpeggiata

L'Arpeggiata, the French-based ensemble directed by Austrian-born harpist and lutenist Christina Pluhar, releases its second Virgin Classics album, following 'Teatro d'amore', a program of Monteverdi...continue...
Recording information: Chapelle de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame du Bon-Secours, Paris (06/2004); St Michel en Thiérache (06/2004); Chapelle de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame du Bon-Secours, Paris (08/200...continue...
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William Christie - 30th Anniversay
William Christie - 30th Anniversay

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2009-11-17

Works: Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Te Deum, H. 146; Judicium Salomonis, H. 422; Work(s); André Campra: Requiem; Florete prata, motet; Exaudiat Te Dominus; Work(s); George Frederick Handel: Serse; Sonat...
Performers: Allen, Thomas Michael [Tenor Vocals]; Brahim-Djelloul, Amel; Christie, William [Conductor/Harpsichord]; Davies, Neal [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Debono, Claire; Foster-Williams, Andrew; Henschel, Dietrich...
Conductors: Christie, William
Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants

Les Arts Florissants, one of the most influential and prolific ensembles in the world of authentic period performance, celebrates 30 years of achievement with this...continue...
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VCL 871920
The Swingle Singers Anthology
The Swingle Singers Anthology

4 CD / Virgin Classics / 2009-09-22

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620; Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550; Ave verum corpus; Works; Così fan tutte, K 588; Eine kleine Nachtmusik; Concerto for Ho...

The Swingle Singers may be said to combine a certain type of American music from the first part of the twentieth century with the culture...continue...
Since being founded by tenor and leader Ward Swingle in the 1960s, the Swingle Singers have been regarded as one of the most brilliant a cappella vocal ensembles in the world. The group's virtuosic re...continue...
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VCL 669562B
De Courson: Lambarena - Bach to Africa
De Courson: Lambarena - Bach to Africa

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2009-06-02

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147; Saint John Passion, BWV 245; Mass in B minor, BWV 232; Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hu...
Performers: Aladjian, Florent; Ateba, Sami; Aubin, Alain; Audin, Jean-Philipp; Audin-Toussain, Agnes; Aurelien; Boterf, Bruno [Tenor Vocals]; Calo, Oswaldo; Cavelier, Herve; Chamot, Marc; Chenadec, Raoul le; Dup...
Conductors: Gubitsch, Tomas
Ensemble: Elugu Ayong ensemble; Groupe Awana Africa; Groupe Eluguayong; Groupe Inongo; Groupe Kokayi; Groupe Lissimbu; Groupe M'Boudi; Groupe Mendzang M'Assove de Libreville; Groupe Nzi Ninbu; Groupe Nzimba; G...

This reissue of the very first concept album released by Hughes de Courson, entitled 'Lambarena: Bach to Africa', perfectly exemplifies the composer's unique fusion of...continue...
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VCL 348642B
Bach: Mass in B Minor / Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Ghent
Bach: Mass in B Minor / Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Ghent

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2009-05-19

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232
Conductors: Herreweghe, Philippe

Recording information: Minderbroederskerk, Ghent, Belgium (04/1988)....continue...
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Tavener: Thunder Entered Her, The Last Sleep of the Virgin, etc / David Hill, Winchester Cathedral Choir, Chilingirian String Quartet
Tavener: Thunder Entered Her, The Last Sleep of the Virgin, etc / David Hill, Winchester Cathedral Choir, Chilingirian String Quartet

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2009-05-19

Works: John Tavener: Angels; Annunciation; Lament of the Mother of God; Thunder Entered Her; Hymns of Paradise; God is with us; The Last Sleep of the Virgin; The Hidden Treasure; Arvo Pärt: Summa; Frat...
Performers: Cruft, Benedict; Dunnett, David; Kendall, William; Kiernan, Patrick; Kostecki, Boguslav; Kringelborn, Solveig; Rakowski, Maciej; Shave, Jacqueline; Simcock, Iain; Sweeney, Donald; Wright, Gavyn
Conductors: Hill, David
Ensemble: Winchester Cathedral Choir

"John Tavener, one of the most popular composers of the last century, has created some meditatively enduring works such as Lamentations & Praises, Lament for...continue...
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Handel Anniversary Edition 1759-2009 - Arias & Duets / Dessay, Daniels, et al
Handel Anniversary Edition 1759-2009 - Arias & Duets / Dessay, Daniels, et al

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2009-05-05

Works: George Frederick Handel: MEDLEY; Rodelinda; Dietro l'orme fuggaci, HWV 105 "Armida abbandonata"; Rinaldo; Ariodante; Sorgi il dì, HWV 72 "Aci, Galatea, e Polifemo"; Admeto, Rè di Tessag...
Performers: Abete, Antonio; Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocal]; Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Banditelli, Gloria; Bonitatibus, Anna [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bostridge, Ian; Ciofi, Patrizia; Daneman, Sophie; Daniels, David; Daws...
Conductors: Norrington, Roger; ; Curtis, Alan; Haïm, Emmanuelle; Nelson, John; Hickox, Richard; Stubbs, Stephen [Lute]; Kraemer, Nicholas
Ensemble: ; Il Complesso Barocco; Il Seminario Musicale; Les Basses Réunies ; Raglan Baroque Players

To commemorate the 250th anniversary of Handel's death, Virgin Classics is releasing a 2-CD collection of his finest arias and duets. This generous selection includes...continue...
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VCL 960352
Opium - Mélodies francaises / Philippe Jaroussk
Opium - Mélodies francaises / Philippe Jaroussk

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2009-04-07

Works: Reynaldo Hahn: A Chloris, for voice & piano (from "Melodies, Book II"); Fêtes galantes (text by Verlaine), for voice & piano (from "Melodies, Book I"); Quand je fus pris au pavillon, for voice &...
Performers: Capucon, Gautier; Capucon, Renaud; Ducros, Jerome; Jaroussky, Philippe; Pahud, Emmanuel

Acclaimed countertenor Philippe Jaroussky makes the leap from the Baroque to the Belle Epoque for this program of French songs. In his company are four...continue...
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VCL 166212C
Teatro d'amore - Monteverdi: Zefiro torna, etc / Christina Pluhar, L'Arpeggiata
Teatro d'amore - Monteverdi: Zefiro torna, etc / Christina Pluhar, L'Arpeggiata

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2009-02-24

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Work(s); Madrigals, Book 9; L'Incirinazione Di Poppea; Scherzi musicali, volume 1; Lamento della Ninfa (Canto Amoroso); Interrotte speranze, eterna fede; Chiome d'oro, Canzonetta ...
Performers: Achten, Nicolas [Conductor]; Arminshaw, Lauren; Auvity, Cyril; Fernandes, Joao [Vocals]; Jaroussky, Philippe; Rial, Nuria [Soprano Vocal]; Riener, Michaela; Toth, Zsuzsanna; van Elsacker, Jan
Conductors: Pluhar, Christina
Ensemble: L'Arpeggiata

This exciting new release is the debut Virgin Classics recording of the vocal & instrumental group L'Arpeggiata, led by harpist and lutenist extraordinaire Christina Pluhar....continue...

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VCL 361402
Lamenti - Cavalli, Monteverdi, Carissimi, etc / Emmanuel Haïm, Le Concert d'Astrée, et al
Lamenti - Cavalli, Monteverdi, Carissimi, etc / Emmanuel Haïm, Le Concert d'Astrée, et al

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2008-10-14

Works: Francesco Cavalli: Egisto; Didone; Claudio Monteverdi: Lamento della Ninfa (Canto Amoroso); Lasciatemi morire "Lamento d'Arianna a 1"; L'Incirinazione Di Poppea; L'Orfeo; Barbara Strozzi: Cantate, ar...
Performers: Ciofi, Patrizia; Dessay, Natalie; DiDonato, Joyce; Gens, Veronique; Haim, Emmanuelle [Conductor/Harpsichord]; Jaroussky, Philippe; Lehtipuu, Topi; Naouri, Laurent; Purves, Christopher; Villazon, Rola...
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Ensemble: Le Concert d'Astrée

Emmanuelle Haim follows her acclaimed 2006 recording of Monteverdi's 'Combattimento' with an unusual and inventive program on the theme of the lamento, a literary and...continue...
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VCL 190442C
Bach: Sacred Arias & Cantatas / Bicket, Daniels, The English Concert
Bach: Sacred Arias & Cantatas / Bicket, Daniels, The English Concert

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2008-09-16

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232; Saint John Passion, BWV 245; Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244; Cantata no 82, "Ich habe genug" BWV 82; Cantata no 170, "Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte See...
Performers: Beznosiuk, Lisa; Daniels, David; Harrison, Merlin; Jonathan Manson [Cello/Viola da gamba]; McLaughlin, Hannah; Spreckelsen, Katharina; Thorby, Pamela; Williams, Guy; Zwiener, Nadja
Conductors: Bicket, Harry
Ensemble: English Concert
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VCL 190372B
Rameau: Pigmalion, Grands motets / Niquet, Fouchécourt, de Reyghere, Piau, Gens, Le Concert Spirituel, et al
Rameau: Pigmalion, Grands motets / Niquet, Fouchécourt, de Reyghere, Piau, Gens, Le Concert Spirituel, et al

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2008-05-27

Works: Jean-Philippe Rameau: Pygmalion; Le temple de la gloire; Deus noster refugium, grand motet for soloists, chorus, 2 oboes, violin, viola & continuo; Quam dilecta, grand motet for soloists, chorus, 2 f...
Performers: de Reyghere, Greta; Desrochers, Isabelle; Fouchecourt, Jean-Paul; Fournie, Nicole; Gens, Veronique; Harvey, Peter Harvey; Imboden, Stephan; Lamy, Herve [Tenor Vocals]; Piau, Sandrine; Sa, Marcos Lour...
Conductors: Niquet, Hervé
Ensemble: Le Concert Spirituel Orchestra & Chorus
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VCL 220272
Charpentier: Leçons de ténèbres / Lesne, Piau, Honeyman, Harvey, Mellon, Bona, Il Seminario Musicale
Charpentier: Leçons de ténèbres / Lesne, Piau, Honeyman, Harvey, Mellon, Bona, Il Seminario Musicale

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2008-05-27

Works: Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Prélude en g ré sol bémol, for flute, strings & continuo, H. 528; Work(s); Omnes amici mei, répons après la 1ère leçoon du j...
Performers: Bona, Jacques; Fouss, Etienne; Haddad, Paul; Harvey, Peter Harvey; Honeyman, Ian [Tenor Vocal]; Mellon, Agnès [Soprano Vocal]; Piau, Sandrine; Richard, Frederic
Conductors: Lesne, Gérard
Ensemble: Il Seminario Musicale
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VCL 220212
Bach: Magnificat;  Handel / Haïm, Dessay, Jaroussky, et al
Bach: Magnificat; Handel / Haïm, Dessay, Jaroussky, et al

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2007-11-20

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Magnificat; George Frederick Handel: Dixit Dominus
Performers: Degand, Stephanie-Marie; Deshayes, Karine; Dessay, Natalie; Naouri, Laurent; Spence, Toby
Conductors: Haïm, Emmanuelle
Ensemble: Le Concert d'Astrée

This month, Virgin Classics is proud to offer a new recording of the ever-popular Bach 'Magnificat' and Handel 'Dixit Dominus', bringing together for the first...continue...
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VCL 952412
Christmas Carols / Andrew Parrott, The Taverner Consort
Christmas Carols / Andrew Parrott, The Taverner Consort

4 CD / Virgin Classics / 2007-11-06

Works: William Billings: Methinks I See a Heavenly Host; A Virgin Unspotted; John Foster: While shepherds watched their flocks by night (A 2nd Collection of Sacred Music. York, ca. 1820); Joan Cererols: Mar...
Performers: Ardagh-Walter, Patrick; Blackadder, David; Bonner, Tessa; Boothby, Richard [Viola da Gamba]; Carolan, Lucy [Harpsichord]; Carroll, Paul; Charlesworth, Stephen; Consort, Taverner; Cooper, Peter [Fiddl...
Conductors: Parrott, Andrew
Ensemble: Taverner Choir; Taverner Consort; Taverner Players
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VCL 036802
Purcell: Divine Hymns / Paul Agnew, Thomas Michael Allen, Claire Debono, Hannah Morrison, Konstantin Wolff, Elizabeth Kenny. William Christie
Purcell: Divine Hymns / Paul Agnew, Thomas Michael Allen, Claire Debono, Hannah Morrison, Konstantin Wolff, Elizabeth Kenny. William Christie

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2007-09-25

Works: Henry Purcell: Jehova, quam multi sunt, Z 135; Lord, what is man?, Z 192; Hosanna to the highest, sacred song for bass, chorus & continuo, Z. 187; Tell me, some pitying angel, Z 196 "Blessed Virgin's...
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocal]; Allen, Thomas Michael [Tenor Vocals]; Christie, William [Conductor/Harpsichord]; Debono, Claire; Kenny, Elizabeth [Lute]; Lasla, Anne-Marie; Morrison, Hannah; Wolff, Konsta...
Conductors: Christie, William;
Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants

William Christie's new recording on Virgin Classics is a program of English sacred works drawn largely from the two volumes of Playford's Harmonia Sacra, or...continue...
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VCL 951442
Monteverdi: Combattimento / Haïm, Villazón, Ciofi, Lehtipuu, et al
Monteverdi: Combattimento / Haïm, Villazón, Ciofi, Lehtipuu, et al

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2007-01-16

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Madrigals, Book 8; Interrotte speranze, eterna fede; Scherzi musicali, volume 2; Madrigals, Book 9; Madrigals, Book 10; Piú lieto il guardo; Madrigals, Book 7; Madrigals, B...
Performers: Ciofi, Patrizia; Haim, Emmanuelle [Conductor/Harpsichord]; Lehtipuu, Topi; Villazon, Rolando
Conductors: Haïm, Emmanuelle
Ensemble: Le Concert d'Astrée

Emmanuelle Haim and her ensemble Le Concert d'Astree continue their exploration of Monteverdi works with this recording of the tragic war madrigal Il Combattimento di...continue...
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HBDirect Recommended Recording VCL 633502
Mozart: Mass in C / Langrée, Dessay, Gens, et al
Mozart: Mass in C / Langrée, Dessay, Gens, et al

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2006-10-03

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Mass in C minor, K 427 (417a) "Great"; Masonic Funeral Music in C minor, K 477 (479a)
Performers: Dessay, Natalie; Gens, Veronique; Lehtipuu, Topi; Pisaroni, Luca
Conductors: Langrée, Louis
Ensemble: Le Concert d'Astrée

"Just as with the Requiem, the incomplete Mass in C minor is hardly pure Mozart. The missing sections aside, every movement he left us from...continue...
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Poulenc: Gloria, Stabat Mater / Hickox, et al
Poulenc: Gloria, Stabat Mater / Hickox, et al

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2006-09-12

Works: Francis Poulenc: Gloria in G major; Stabat Mater, for soprano, chorus & orchestra, FP 148; Litanies à la vierge noire de Rocamadour
Performers: Dubosc, Catherine
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: Westminster Singers
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VCL 63294
Charpentier: Te Deum, etc / Christie, et al
Charpentier: Te Deum, etc / Christie, et al

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2005-10-04

Works: Jacques Danican Philidor: March for kettledrums; Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Te Deum; Messe pour les trépassés, for 5 voices, chorus, instruments & continuo, H. 2; Dies irae, motet for 6 voic...
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocal]; Bontoux, Bertrand; Fernandes, Joao [Vocals]; Isidro, Orlanda Velez; Lehtipuu, Topi; Mauillon, Marc; Pitarch, Olga; Thompson, Jeffrey
Conductors: Christie, William
Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants

This concert program, which centres on the 'Messe pour les Trepasses', brings together a number of works by Charpentier composed for the 'Office of the...continue...
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VCL 45733
Arvo Pärt - Sanctuary
Arvo Pärt - Sanctuary

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 1998-02-17

Works: Arvo Pärt: Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, for string orchestra & bell; Summa, for string orchestra; The Beatitudes, for chorus & organ; Fratres; Festina lente; Magnificat; De profundis; T...
Performers: Little, Tasmin [Violin]; Studt, Richard
Conductors: Studt, Richard; Cleobury, Stephen; Welser-Möst, Franz; Kaljuste, Tönu
Ensemble: ; Bournemouth Sinfonietta; King's College Choir, Cambridge
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VCL 453142
Jean de la Fontaine - Un Portrait Musical
Jean de la Fontaine - Un Portrait Musical

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 1996-05-01

Works: Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Ouverture pour quelque belle entreprise, for strings, H. 540; Ouverture du prologue de l'Inconnu, overture, H. 499; Anonymous: Tandis qu'il était avocat, song for Mauc...
Performers: Deletre, Bernard; Desrochers, Isabelle

Note: This title is rare and is considered a collector’s item. It is priced according to its common market value. If the record label that...continue...
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VCL 45229
 
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