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Tempesta: Works of Handel & Vivaldi / Blandine Staskiewicz, mz.; Les Ambassadeurs, Kossenko
Tempesta: Works of Handel & Vivaldi / Blandine Staskiewicz, mz.; Les Ambassadeurs, Kossenko

1 CD / Glossa / 2015-03-31

Works: Nicola Porpora: Carlo il Calvo; Antonio Vivaldi: Antromeda liberata; La verità in cimento; Griselda; L'Olimpiade; George Frederick Handel: Agrippina; Aggrippina; Radamisto; Alessandro; Serse; ...
Performers: Kossenko, Alexis; Staskiewicz, Blandine; Valova, Zefira [Violin]; Vanssons, Gilles [Oboe]
Conductors: Kossenko, Alexis
Ensemble: Les Ambassadeurs (France)

Mezzo-soprano Blandine Staskiewicz Tempesta has, for her first recital disc, chosen to venture into the emotional storms and calms beloved of Baroque composers - notably...continue...
Recording information: Paris, Temple St Marcel (09/01/2014-09/11/2014)....continue...
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Handel: Berenice / Julianne Baird, Drew Minter et al.; Edward Brewer, harpsichord; Brewer CO; Palmer
Handel: Berenice / Julianne Baird, Drew Minter et al.; Edward Brewer, harpsichord; Brewer CO; Palmer

3 CD / Newport Classic / 2015-01-14

Works: George Frederick Handel: Berenice, Regina d'Egitto, HWV 38
Performers: Baird, Julianne; Brewer, Edward; Fortunato, D'Anna; Lane, Jennifer; Matthews, Andrea; McMaster, John; Minter, Drew [Countertenor Vocal]; Opalach, Jan
Conductors: Palmer, Rudolph
Ensemble: Brewer Baroque Chamber Orchestra
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NPTC 85620
Adversaries
Adversaries

1 CD / Sony / RCA Import / 2014-07-14

Works: Giuseppe Arena: La clemenza di Tito; Giovanni Bononcini: Astianette; Astianatte; Johann Adolf Hasse: Cleofide; Artaserse; Issipile; Geminiano Giacomelli: Scipione in Cartagine nuova; Domenico Natale ...
Performers: Genaux, Vivica; Kermes, Simone
Conductors: Gabetta, Andrés
Ensemble: Cappella Gabetta

Recording information: Schloss Elmau (01/16/2014-01/19/2014)....continue...
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Handel: Aci, Galatea & Polifemo / Staskiewicz, Abadie, Invernizzi. Fabio Bonizzoni
Handel: Aci, Galatea & Polifemo / Staskiewicz, Abadie, Invernizzi. Fabio Bonizzoni

2 CD / Glossa / 2013-09-24

Works: George Frederick Handel: Sorgi il dì, HWV 72 "Aci, Galatea, e Polifemo"; Clori, Tirsi e Fileno, HWV 96
Performers: Abadie, Lisandro; Bonizzoni, Fabio; Invernizzi, Roberta; Staskiewicz, Blandine
Conductors: Bonizzoni, Fabio
Ensemble: ; La Risonanza

Fabio Bonizzoni returns with his long-awaited new recording of Handel's Aci, Galatea e Polifemo which serves both as a pendant for his award-winning series of...continue...
Recording information: Saint Michel en Thiérache, France (06/25/2012-06/30/2012)....continue...
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Furie terribili: 30 Baroque Opera Hits sung by Maria Bayo, Lucy Crowe, Miah Persson, Alfred Deller, Bejun Mehta, Andreas Scholl, Vivica Genaux et al.
Furie terribili: 30 Baroque Opera Hits sung by Maria Bayo, Lucy Crowe, Miah Persson, Alfred Deller, Bejun Mehta, Andreas Scholl, Vivica Genaux et al.

2 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2013-09-10

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo; Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria; L'incorazione di Poppea; Francesco Cavalli: La Calisto; Jean-Baptiste Lully: Armide; Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Médée; Jean-Ph...
Performers: Bayo, María; Ben Nun, Efrat; Bevan, Maurice; Borst, Danielle; Crook, Howard [Tenor Vocals]; Crowe, Lucy; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; Feldman, Jill [Soprano Vocals]; Fink, Bernarda [Mezzo-s...
Conductors: Jacobs, René; Herreweghe, Philippe; Christie, William; Deller, Alfred; Bates, David
Ensemble: ; Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin; Cappella Coloniensis; Concerto Köln; Concerto Vocale; King's Musick; La Chapelle Royale; La Nuova Musica; Les Arts Florissants

This double album invites you on a guided tour of the world of Baroque opera, from its origins in the early 17th century to its...continue...
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Vivaldi: Operas, Vol. 2 - Arias sung by Sandrine Piau, Julia Lezhneva, Vivica Genaux, Jennifer Larmore, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Nathalie Stutzmann et al.
Vivaldi: Operas, Vol. 2 - Arias sung by Sandrine Piau, Julia Lezhneva, Vivica Genaux, Jennifer Larmore, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Nathalie Stutzmann et al.

1 CD / Naïve / 2013-08-27

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Argippo, RV 697; Orlando furioso, RV 728; La fida ninfa, RV 714; Atenaide, RV 702; Griselda, RV 718; Ottone in villa, RV 729; Orlando 1714, RV 819; Teuzzone; Farnace, RV 711; Armida,...
Performers: Davies, Iestyn; Ferrari, Stefano; Genaux, Vivica; Jaroussky, Philippe; Larmore, Jennifer; Lee, David DQ; Lehtipuu, Topi; Lezhneva, Julia; Lopez, Paolo; Novaro, Riccardo; Piau, Sandrine; Zanasi, Furio
Conductors: Sardelli, Federico Maria; Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Antonini, Giovanni; Savall, Jordi; Alessandrini, Rinaldo
Ensemble: ; Ensemble Matheus

Along the release of Catone in utica, 50th title and 15th opera recording of the Vivaldi Edition, this compilation gathers some of the finest opera...continue...
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Dame Janet Baker Anniversary Edition: The Great EMI Recordings [20 CDs]
Dame Janet Baker Anniversary Edition: The Great EMI Recordings [20 CDs]

20 CD / Warner Classics / 2013-06-18

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: L'Arianna; L'incoronazione di Poppea; Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantata pastorale per la nascità di Nostro Signore; Domenico Scarlatti: Salve Regina, motet for soprano, strings &...
Performers: Aronowitz, Cecil; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Erwen, Keith; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Gauntlett, Ambrose; Heath, Kenneth [Cello];...
Conductors: Leppard, Raymond; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; Gönnenwein, Wolfgang; Willcocks, David; Marriner, Sir Neville; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Klemperer, Otto; Mackerras, Charles; Ferencsik, János; Hic...

The English mezzo-soprano made her debut in 1956 as Miss Roza in The Secret and is considered an outstanding singing actress, widely admired or her...continue...
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Hidden Handel - unfamiliar and unknown arias and orchestral pieces / Ann Hallenberg, mezzo-soprano; Il Complesso Barocco
Hidden Handel - unfamiliar and unknown arias and orchestral pieces / Ann Hallenberg, mezzo-soprano; Il Complesso Barocco

1 CD / Naïve / 2013-04-30

Works: George Frederick Handel: Sento prima le procelle, aria for voice & orchestra (for A. Scarlatti's Pirro e Demetrio); Rinaldo; No, non così severe, aria for voice & orchestra (for A. Scarlatti's P...
Performers: Hallenberg, Ann
Conductors: Curtis, Alan
Ensemble: ; Il Complesso Barocco

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The performances by Alan Curtis, his excellent period instrument ensemble Il Complesso Barocco, and especially Swedish mezzo-soprano Ann Hallenberg cinch the dea...continue...
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Virgins, Vixens & Viragos / Purcell, Berlioz, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, et al. / Susan Graham, soprano; Malcom Martineau
Virgins, Vixens & Viragos / Purcell, Berlioz, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, et al. / Susan Graham, soprano; Malcom Martineau

1 CD / Onyx Classics / 2012-11-13

Works: Henry Purcell: Tell me, some pitying angel, Z 196 "Blessed Virgin's Expostulation"; Hector Berlioz: La Mort d'Ophélie, song for soprano (or tenor) & piano, Op. 18/2; Franz Schubert: Gesän...
Performers: Graham, Susan; Martineau, Malcolm

Virgins, Vixens & Viragos, Susan Graham's eagerly awaited second album for Onyx, focuses on iconic female characters of history, literature and song. Accompanied by Graham's...continue...
Recording information: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth (07/06/2012-07/08/2012)....continue...
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Essential British Classics - Over 2 hours of rousing classical anthems
Essential British Classics - Over 2 hours of rousing classical anthems

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2012-10-09

Works: George Frederick Handel: Solomon; Sarabande; Water Music Suite no 2 in D; Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Music for the Royal Fireworks; Coronation Anthem; Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas; Funeral Music fo...
Performers: Adni, Daniel [Piano]; Andre, Maurice [Trumpet]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bean, Hugh; Beniston, Paul; Brightman, Sarah; du Pre, Jacqueline [Cello]; Gibson, Simon; Gilchrist, Jane; Gra...
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Briger, Alexander; Mackerras, Charles; Haïm, Emmanuelle; Boult, Adrian; Cleobury, Stephen; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Barbirolli, John; Handley, Vernon; Trevor, Kirk; Jenkins, Ka...
Ensemble: ; Le Concert d'Astrée; Philip Jones Brass Ensemble

Essential Classics is a series of 2-CD sets drawn from the catalogs of EMI Classics and Virgin Classics. Presenting the bestloved and most popular works...continue...
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Vivaldi: New Discoveries, Vol. 2 / Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo
Vivaldi: New Discoveries, Vol. 2 / Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo

1 CD / Naïve / 2012-05-29

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for flute, strings & continuo in D minor ("Il Gran Mogul"), RV 431a; L'inganno trionfante in amore, opera (fragments), RV 721; Concerto for Violin, strings & continuo in A m...
Performers: Hallenberg, Ann; Steck, Anton
Conductors: Sardelli, Federico Maria
Ensemble: ; Modo Antiquo

Naïve Classique is delighted to present "Vivaldi: New Discoveries II", the world premiere recording of Vivaldi scores discovered in Europe in the past few years....continue...
Recording information: Teatro della Pergola, Florence, Italy (11/2011)....continue...
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Une fête Baroque! /  Anne Sofie von Otter; Sandrine Piau; Natalie Dessay; Philippe Jaroussky; Patricia Petibon
Une fête Baroque! / Anne Sofie von Otter; Sandrine Piau; Natalie Dessay; Philippe Jaroussky; Patricia Petibon

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2012-03-13

Works: Jean-Philippe Rameau: Les Indes galantes; Hippolyte et Aricie; Dardanus, Tragédie lyrique; Platée, Ballet-bouffon; Castor et Pollux, Tragédie lyrique; Dardanus; Jean-Baptiste Lully: Th...
Performers: Azzaretti, Jael; Benichou, Olivier; Bertin, Pascal; Billiet, Jeroen; Claycomb, Laura; Degand, Stephanie-Marie; Degout, Stephane; Deshayes, Karine; Dessay, Natalie; Fierro, Sydney; Haidan, Delphine; H...
Conductors: Haïm, Emmanuelle
Ensemble: Le Concert dÆ Astree

Paris's Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Le Concert d' Astree, under its founder and conductor Emmanuelle Haim gave a concert entitled Fetes Baroques to celebrate its 10th...continue...
Recording information: Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris, France (12/19/2011)....continue...
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Bellissimo Baroque: Handel & Vivaldi Arias
Bellissimo Baroque: Handel & Vivaldi Arias

1 CD / Dynamic / 2011-10-25

Works: George Frederick Handel: Agrippina; Ariodante; Aci, Galatea e Polifemo; Antonio Vivaldi: Catone in Utica; Motezuma
Performers: Abete, Antonio; Bertagnolli, Gemma; Cangemi, Veronica; Cherici, Laura; Edwards, Simon [Tenor Vocal 1]; Gens, Veronique; Gottwald, Franziska; Hallenberg, Ann; Jaroussky, Philippe; Lepore, Carlo; Minga...
Conductors: Malgoire, Jean-Claude; Curtis, Alan; Florio, Antonio

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DYN 705
In Search of Vivaldi / Music from the Operas, Sacred Music & Concertos
In Search of Vivaldi / Music from the Operas, Sacred Music & Concertos

2 CD / Naïve / 2011-10-25

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: La fida ninfa; Orlando furioso; Atenaide; Ottone in villa; L'Olimpiade; Juditha triumphans; La verità in cimento; Griselda; Farnace; Argippo; Orlando finto pazzo; Concerto in G ...
Performers: Azzolini, Sergio; Basso, Romina; Bernardini, Alfredo; Coin, Christophe; Genaux, Vivica; Invernizzi, Roberta; Jaroussky, Philippe; Kozena, Magdalena; Lehtipuu, Topi; Lezhneva, Julia; Lislevand, Rolf; ...
Conductors: Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Sardelli, Federico Maria; Antonini, Giovanni; Alessandrini, Rinaldo; Marchi, Alessandro de; ; Dantone, Ottavio
Ensemble: Academia Montis Regalis; Accademia Bizantina; Concerto Italiano; Ensemble Kapsberger; Ensemble Matheus; Ensemble Zefiro; Il Giardino Armonico; L'Aura Soave (Cremona); Modo Antiquo

Amazing product: 2 CD & Book set, created to (re) discover Vivaldi. Disc 1 contains opera Highlights. Disc 2 includes sacred music & concertos. The...continue...
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NAI 5274
Great Christmas Classics by Schutz, Scarlatti, J.S. Bach, Handel
Great Christmas Classics by Schutz, Scarlatti, J.S. Bach, Handel

1 CD / Gift of Music / 2011-10-25

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Alessandro Scarlatti: Oh di Betlemme altera povertà, chamber cantata for soprano & strings ("Cantata pastorale per la nati; Johann Sebastian B...
Performers: Hubert, Kurt; Lane, Jennifer; Majkut, Erich; Price, Dave; Schmalhofer, Josef; Speiser, Elisabeth; Stocklassa, Gertraud; Wilhelms, Gunther
Conductors: Radu, Valentin; Kehr, Günter; Rilling, Helmuth; Grossmann, Ferdinand
Ensemble: ; Stuttgart Bach Orchestra; The Amadeus Ensemble; Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Joyous & uplifting Christmas music by the 4 great baroque composers. A musical telling of the Christmas story from Handel's Messiah, Bach's Christmas Oratorio, Schutz...continue...
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GOM 1258
J.C. Bach: Welt, Gute Nacht / The English Baroque Soloists - Gardiner
J.C. Bach: Welt, Gute Nacht / The English Baroque Soloists - Gardiner

1 CD / Soli Deo Gloria / 2011-09-27

Works: Johann Christoph Bach: Herr, wende Dich und sei mir gnädig, vocal concerto; Mit Weinen hebt sich an, aria, for 4 voices & continuo; Wie bist du denn, O Gott, vocal concerto; Der Gerechte, ob er ...
Performers: Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Homburger, Maya; Mulroy, Nicholas; Vocal], Matthew Brook [Bass-Baritone; Wilkinson, Clare
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists

Recorded live at Cadogan Hall in 2009, this CD features internationally acclaimed singers (Matthew Brook, Peter Harvey and Katherine Fuge) in this knock-out performance of...continue...
Recording information: Cadogan Hall, London (2009-04-16&2009-04-17&2009-)....continue...
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Antonio Vivaldi: Opera Arias / Sandrine Piau, Ann Hallenberg, Paul Agnew
Antonio Vivaldi: Opera Arias / Sandrine Piau, Ann Hallenberg, Paul Agnew

1 CD / Naïve / 2011-09-27

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: La Candace, RV 704; La Silvia, RV 734; La verità in cimento, RV 739; Ercole sul Termodonte, RV 710; Tito Manlio, RV 738a; Tieteberga, RV 737; Medea e Giasone
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocal]; Hallenberg, Ann; Laurens, Guillemette; Piau, Sandrine
Conductors: Sardelli, Federico Maria
Ensemble: ; Modo Antiquo

Following the success of the first 40 recordings in the 'Baroque voice' series, a further ten volumes have been added under the same, easyily identifiable...continue...
Recording information: Oratorio dei Vanchetoni, Firenze, italy (01/2005)....continue...
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NAI 30523
Chamber Vespers - Miniature Masterpieces Of The Italian Baroque / Faye Newton, soprano
Chamber Vespers - Miniature Masterpieces Of The Italian Baroque / Faye Newton, soprano

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2011-09-27

Works: Orazio Tarditi: Domine ad adjuvandum me; Nisi Dominus (Psalm 4), for 2 voices & continuo; Adriano Banchieri: Dixit Dominus (Psalm 109); Magnificat primi toni; Giovanni Paolo Cima: Sonatas (6) "Concer...
Performers: Devine, Steven; Glenton, Gawain; Newton, Faye; Sweeney, Richard; Wilkinson, Clare
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Ensemble: Gonzaga Band

Vespers, the evening portion of the Divine Office of the Roman-Catholic Church, has provided both occasion and inspiration for some of the most sumptuous music...continue...
Recording information: St. Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London (08/04/2010-08/06/2010)....continue...
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Vivaldi Best Loved Adagios / Fabio Biondi, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Europa Galante and Ensemble Matheus
Vivaldi Best Loved Adagios / Fabio Biondi, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Europa Galante and Ensemble Matheus

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2011-08-23

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Andromeda Liberata; Concerto for Lute in G minor "La Notte" RV 439; Stabat Mater, RV 621; Concerto for Violin & second violin in A major 'Per eco in Lontano', RV 552; Laudate Pueri D...
Performers: Ciofi, Patrizia; Comparato, Marina; Daniels, David; Genaux, Vivica; Jaroussky, Philippe; See, Janet
Conductors: Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Parrott, Andrew; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; Warren-Green, Christopher; Curtis, Alan
Ensemble: ; Ensemble Matheus; Europa Galante; Taverner Players
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VCL 840302B
Great Opera Duets / Various Artists
Great Opera Duets / Various Artists

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2011-07-26

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: La Traviata; Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor; Hector Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini, opera Op. 23; Christoph Willibald Gluck: Orphee et Euredice; Jacques Offenbach: La Belle Hé...
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocal]; Alagna, Roberto; Aler, John [Tenor Vocal]; Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Beuron, Yann; Blake, Rockwell; Blythe, Stephanie; Bostridge, Ian; Ciofi, Patrizia; Daniels, David; Dessa...
Conductors: Rizzi, Carlo; Pidò, Evelino; Nelson, John; Gardiner, John Eliot; Minkowski, Marc; Plasson, Michel; Pappano, Antonio; Harding, Daniel; Norrington, Roger; Haïm, Emmanuelle; Hickox, Richard; ;...
Ensemble: ; Ensemble Artaserse; Ensemble Orchestral de Paris; Il Complesso Barocco; Il Seminario Musicale

Great Opera Duets is a 2-CD collection which traces the operatic and oratorio duet from its origins to the modern era - a program spanning...continue...
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VCL 289842
The Very Best of Janet Baker
The Very Best of Janet Baker

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-07-26

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio; George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Felix Mendelssohn: Elijah; On Wings of Song; Johannes Brahms: Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53; Gesänge (2) fo...
Performers: Aronowitz, Cecil; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Butt, John [Organ, Conductor]; Hugh, Timothy; Moore, Gerald [Piano]; Parsons, Geoffrey; Previn, Andre...
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Mackerras, Charles; Frühbeck de Burgos, Rafae; Boult, Adrian; Barbirolli, John; Previn, Andre; Ledger, Philip [Organ]
Ensemble: ; Academy Of St Martin In The Fields; Choir Of King's College, Cambridge; English Chamber Orchestra; Hallé Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra
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WRNC 947172
Best Handel 50 / EMI
Best Handel 50 / EMI

3 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-05-03

Works: George Frederick Handel: Rinaldo; Ariodante; Arianna in Creta; Radamisto; Orlando; Armino; Serse; Giulio Cesare; Teseo; Alcina; Sarabande; Water Music Suite no 1 in F; Water Music Suite no 2 in D; Wa...
Performers: Asawa, Brian; Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Cencic, Max Emanuel [Countertenor Vocal]; Cornwell, Joseph; Daniels, David; Deshayes, Karine; Dessay, Natalie; DiDonato, Joyce; Genaux, Vivica; Gilchrist, Jane;...
Conductors: Trevor, Kirk; Haïm, Emmanuelle; Curtis, Alan; Fasolis, Diego; ; Norrington, Roger; Rousset, Christophe; Hickox, Richard; Nelson, John; Briger, Alexander; Linde, Hans-Martin; McGegan, Nicholas; P...
Ensemble: ; I Barocchisti; Il Complesso Barocco; Il Seminario Musicale

50 Best is a series of 3-CD sets which feature genres of music ranging from symphonies, concertos, and solo instrumental works to chamber music, songs,...continue...
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WRNC 708222
Opera 2011 / EMI
Opera 2011 / EMI

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-04-19

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera; Stabat Mater; Antonio Caldara: L'Olimpiade; Thomas Arne: Rosamond; Giacomo Puccini: Tosca; Gianni Schicchi, opera; Turandot; Mad...
Performers: Alagna, Roberto; Bennett, Mark [Trumpet]; Berganza, Teresa [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bostridge, Ian; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Capitanucci, Fabio Maria; Carreras, Jose [Tenor Vocal]; Corelli, Fran...
Conductors: Ono, Kazushi; Haïm, Emmanuelle; Labadie, Bernard; Pappano, Antonio; Kohn, Eugene; Gavazzeni, Gianandrea; Rhorer, Jérémie; Inkinen, Pietari; Barenboim, Daniel; Muti, Riccardo; Gardner, ...
Ensemble: ; Il Seminario Musicale; L'Arpeggiata
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Classical 2011 / EMI
Classical 2011 / EMI

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-04-05

Works: Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Giacomo Puccini: Tosca; Turandot; La bohème; Madama Butterfly; Karl Jenkins: Gloria; Gioachino Rossini: Semiramide, opera; Stabat Mater; Johann Sebastian Bach: Co...
Performers: Ades, Thomas [Conductor/Composer]; Alagna, Roberto; Andsnes, Leif Ove; Argerich, Martha [Piano]; Balsom, Alison; Bostridge, Ian; Brightman, Sarah; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Capitanucci, Fabio M...
Conductors: Plasson, Michel; Kohn, Eugene; Jenkins, Karl [Composer]; Müller, Eduardo; Kennedy, Nigel [Violin]; Prizeman, Robert; ; Gergiev, Valery; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; Serafin, Tullio; Nézet-Sé...
Ensemble: ; Quatuor Ebène ; Scottish Ensemble

With 40 tracks, and over 2½ hours of classical favorites, this double album features the best and most popular names in classical music, ranging from...continue...
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WRNC 975772B
The World of the Castrati: The Voice of Angels
The World of the Castrati: The Voice of Angels

2 CD / Erato / 2010-11-09

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo; George Frederick Handel: La Resurrezione; Giulio Cesare; Ariodante; Alcina; Serse; Admeto, re di Tessaglia; Fernando, re di Castiglia; Faramondo; Antonio Caldara: La Pass...
Performers: Baldi, Antonio; Bedini, Domenico; Blythe, Stephanie; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Cafarelli; Carestini, Giovanni; Cencic, Max Emanuel [Countertenor Vocal]; Cicognani, Giuseppe; Ciofi, Patrizia...
Conductors: Haïm, Emmanuelle; Nelson, John; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; Hickox, Richard; Rousset, Christophe; Christie, William; Bolton, Ivor; Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Curtis, Alan; Fasolis, Diego; Bicket, Har...
Ensemble: ; Ensemble Matheus; Ensemble Orchestral de Paris

The extraordinary adulation accorded to castrati during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries is still today one of the most fascinating phenomena in the history of...continue...
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ERA 48791
The Art of Susan Graham
The Art of Susan Graham

6 CD / Warner Classics / 2010-10-26

Works: Christoph Willibald Gluck: Paride ed Elena; Iphigénie en Tauride; Orphée et Eurydice; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze de Figaro; La clemenza di Tito; Le nozze di Figaro; Idomeneo; Lucio S...
Performers: Aimard, Pierre-Laurent; Graham, Susan; Martineau, Malcolm
Conductors: Bicket, Harry; Tortelier, Yan Pascal; Abel, Yves; Christie, William; Nagano, Kent; Nelson, John; Summers, Patrick;
Ensemble: ; Ensemble Oriol; Les Arts Florissants
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WRNC 2564686256
In Celebration / William Christie
In Celebration / William Christie

6 CD / Erato / 2010-10-26

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine; Sigismondo d'India: Alme luci beate / Io vi lascio mie scorte, madrigal for 5 voices; Sospir che del bel patto, madrigal (from Madrigali a cinque voci,...
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocal]; Auvity, Cyril; Bardon, Patricia; Bayley, Clive; Berg, Nathan [Baritone Vocal]; Beuron, Yann; Blochwitz, Hans-Peter; Bontoux, Bertrand; Bostridge, Ian; Cavallier, Nicolas; C...
Conductors: Christie, William
Ensemble: ; Les Sacqueboutiers; Orlando Gibbons Viol Ensemble
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ERA 2564686863
Vivaldi!
Vivaldi!

1 CD / Naïve / 2010-08-31

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: La fida ninfa, RV 714; In Furore iustissimae irae, RV 626; Laudate Pueri, RV 601; La Candace, RV 704; Atenaide, RV 702-B; Ercole sul Termodonte, RV 710; La Silvia, RV 734
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocal]; Cangemi, Veronica; Hallenberg, Ann; Jaroussky, Philippe; Laurens, Guillemette; Lehtipuu, Topi; Piau, Sandrine
Conductors: Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Dantone, Ottavio; Sardelli, Federico Maria
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NAI 30508
Essential Handel
Essential Handel

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2010-08-24

Works: George Frederick Handel: Solomon; Serse; Water Music Suite no 1 in F; Organ Concerto no 13 in F "The Cuckoo and the Nightingale"; Sarabande; Water Piece, suite for trumpet, strings & continuo in D ma...
Performers: Andre, Maurice [Trumpet]; Aveling, Valda; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bostridge, Ian; Coburn, Pamela; Dickinson, John [Trumpet]; Harwood, Elizabeth [Soprano Vocals]; Herincx, Raimund; J...
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Bicket, Harry; Mackerras, Charles; Armand, Georges; Briger, Alexander; Faerber, Jörg; Hughes, Owain A.; McGegan, Nicholas; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; Auriacombe, Louis; Bar...

Included are many familiar pieces from the enormous output of George Frideric Handel, one of the greatest composers of the Baroque era. They range from...continue...
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WRNC 279152
Opera 2010
Opera 2010

2 CD / HBDirect Import / 2010-06-29

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Tosca; Madama Butterfly; Gianni Schicchi, opera; Turandot; Charles Gounod: Roméo et Juliette; Gioachino Rossini: La donna del lago (The Lady of the Lake), opera; Antonio Vivaldi...
Performers: Alagna, Roberto; Berganza, Teresa [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Brightman, Sarah; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Carreras, Jose [Tenor Vocal]; Cencic, Max Emanuel [Countertenor Vocal]; Ciofi, Patrizia; Cor...
Conductors: Pappano, Antonio; Ettinger, Dan; Müller, Eduardo; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; Muti, Riccardo; Langrée, Louis; Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Bicket, Harry; Bateman, Paul; Pidò, Evelino; Harding...

Following the enormous success of the album 'Opera 2009', EMI Classics releases Opera 2010. With 40 tracks, and over 21/2 hours of operatic arias and...continue...
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HBIM 1634483
50 Best Baroque
50 Best Baroque

3 CD / Warner Classics / 2010-06-29

Works: George Frederick Handel: Coronation Anthem; Solomon; Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Water Music; Jeremiah Clarke: Prince of Denmark's March; John Dowland: Lachrimae antiquae, for 5 viols/violins & lute (...
Performers: Argenta, Nancy; Asperen, Bob van; Banchini, Chiara; Beckett, Rachel; Boothby, Richard [Viola da Gamba]; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Bussi, Marcello; Cole, Maggie; d'Auvergne, Orchestre; Danby...
Conductors: Cleobury, Stephen; Hickox, Richard; ; Parrott, Andrew; Haïm, Emmanuelle; Leonhardt, Gustav; Norrington, Roger; Stamp, Richard; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; Auriacombe, Louis; Christophers, Harry; Sav...
Ensemble: ; Capella Agostino Steffani; Circa 1500; Europa Galante; Fretwork; Il Seminario Musicale; Melante Amsterdam; Orlando Gibbons Viol Ensemble; Sonnerie; Taverner Players
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WRNC 575032
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
An Anthology Of English Song
An Anthology Of English Song

1 CD / Dal Segno / 2010-02-01

Works: Henry David Leslie: Annabelle Lee; Amy Woodeforde-Finden: Indian Love Lyrics (4); W.S. Gwynn Williams: My little Welsh Home, song; Carrie Jacobs-Bond: A perfect day; Roger Quilter: Now Sleeps the Cri...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Burrows, Stuart; Herincx, Raimund; Jeffes, Peter; Masterson, Valerie; Rees, Jonathan; Walker, Sarah; White, Patricia

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DAL 055
Pyrotechnics - Vivaldi Opera
Pyrotechnics - Vivaldi Opera

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2009-12-08

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Cantone in Utica, RV 705; Semiramide, RV 733; La fida ninfa, RV 714; Griselda, RV 718; Work(s); Ipermestra, RV 722; Farnace, RV 711G; Tito Manlio, RB 778; Rosmira fedele, RV 731
Performers: Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; Genaux, Vivica
Conductors: Biondi, Fabio [Violin]

This album of Vivaldi arias features numbers from a dozen or so operas and includes five arias receiving their first recording. It joins Genaux's existing...continue...
Recording information: Biblioteca del Monastero di San Giovanni, Parma (12/17/2008-12/23/2008)....continue...
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VCL 945730
Tomas de Torrejon y Velasco: La Purpura de la Rosa
Tomas de Torrejon y Velasco: La Purpura de la Rosa

1 CD / Nuova Era / 2009-10-27

Works: Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco: La Purpura de Rosa, opera
Performers: Akerlund, Lina; Benet, Josep; Bentley, Julia; Cabre, Josep; Liendo, Pedro; Magnus, Elisabeth von; Martin, Andreas [Baritone Vocal]; Mildenhall, Pamela; Page, Louise; Prewitt, Stephanie; Sigurdardotti...
Conductors: Clemencic, René

The opera La Purpura de la Rosa by the Spanish composer Tomas de Torrejon y Velasco was written in 1701. This is a work of...continue...
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NUO 232587
Bach: Cantatas - 24 Highlights / Koopmann, Amsterdam Baroque Soloists
Bach: Cantatas - 24 Highlights / Koopmann, Amsterdam Baroque Soloists

2 CD / Challenge / 2009-10-13

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 214, "Tönet, ihr Pauken! Erchallet, Trompeten!" BWV 214 (BC G19); Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147; Cantata no 29, "Wir danken dir, Got...
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocal]; Grimm, Anne; Larsson, Lisa; Magnus, Elisabeth von; Mertens, Klaus; Piau, Sandrine; Pregardien, Christoph; Zomer, Johannette [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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CHL 72337
Best Adagio Voices 100
Best Adagio Voices 100

6 CD / Warner Classics / 2009-10-06

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Songs (14), Op. 34; Ave Maria; Samuel Barber: Agnus Dei; Gabriel Fauré: Pavane, Op. 50; Requiem, Op. 48; Ave Verum, Op. 65; Après un rêve, Op. 7 no 1; Cantique de J...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Boufil, Paul; Bouillat, Jean-Louis; Butt, John [Organ, Conductor]; Caballe, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Callas, Mari...
Conductors: Schoenwandt, Michael; Hill, David; Barenboim, Daniel; Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Haitink, Bernard; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Giulini, Carlo Maria; Ferro, Gabriele; Paavo, Järvi; Guadagno, Anton; Lo...
Ensemble: ; Capella Bavariae; Cellos ensemble of the Orchestre de Paris; Consort of Musicke; Ensemble instrumental de Genève ; Ensemble Instrumental de Lausanne; La Orfanelle della Pieta; Le Concert d'As...

This 6-CD set covers many of the most popular melodic works composed for the human voice and is programmed for a relaxed listening experience. This...continue...
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WRNC 642922B
England My England - Music from Original Soundtrack
England My England - Music from Original Soundtrack

1 CD / United States Of Distribution / 2009-09-29

Works: Henry Purcell: Fairy Queen, Z 629; Indian Queen, Z 630; Bid the virtues; In guilty night, Z 134; King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628; Close thine eyes and sleep secure, Z 184; Dido and Aeneas, ...
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocal]; Argenta, Nancy; Blackadder, David; Chance, Michael; Dawson, Lynne; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; Graham, Susan; Harvey, Peter Harvey; Smith, Jennifer [Vocals]; Thomas, Da...
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists

This release contains music from the original soundtrack of the prize-winning movie which Tony Palmer directed about the great English composer Henry Purcell. Very little...continue...
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USDS 1572
Handel: Ezio / Curtis, Prina, Hallenberg, Giustiniani, Gauvin, Andersen, Priante, et al
Handel: Ezio / Curtis, Prina, Hallenberg, Giustiniani, Gauvin, Andersen, Priante, et al

3 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2009-05-12

Works: George Frederick Handel: Ezio, HWV 29
Performers: Andersen, Marianne; Gauvin, Karina; Giustiniani, Anicio Zorzi; Hallenberg, Ann; Priante, Vito; Prina, Sonia
Conductors: Curtis, Alan
Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco

The next installment in Alan Curtis' award-winning recordings of Handel's operas is a real rarity. Given only five performances in Handel's lifetime, this opera has...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
Handel: Admeto, Arminio, Deidamia, Radamisto, Rodrigo, Fernando / Alan Curtis, Furio Zanasi, et al
Handel: Admeto, Arminio, Deidamia, Radamisto, Rodrigo, Fernando / Alan Curtis, Furio Zanasi, et al

16 CD / Virgin Classics / 2009-04-21

Works: George Frederick Handel: Rodrigo, HWV 5; Radamisto, HWV 12; Admeto, Rè di Tessaglia, HWV 22; Sosarme, HWV 30; Arminio, HWV 36; Deidamia
Performers: Abete, Antonio; Adami, Filippo; Banditelli, Gloria; Banerjee, Neal; Beaumont, Maite; Bonitatibus, Anna [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Buwalda, Sytse; Cangemi, Veronica; Ce...
Conductors: Curtis, Alan
Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco

This 16-CD boxed set contains six complete Handel operas composed over a period of more than 30 years, and arrives just in time to celebrate...continue...
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VCL 958622
Telemann: Brockes Passion / Jacobs, et al
Telemann: Brockes Passion / Jacobs, et al

2 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2009-04-14

Works: Georg Philipp Telemann: Brockes Passion, TV 5 no 1
Performers: Behle, Daniel; Chappuis, Marie-Claude; Christensen, Birgitte; Havar, Donat; Teuscher, Lydia; Weisser, Johannes
Conductors: Jacobs, René

"This Brockes-Passion certainly stands as a masterpiece, both as a compelling musical work and as a profoundly affecting dramatic rendering of the Passion story... the...continue...
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Handel Gold - Bartoli, Fleming, Kozená, Terfel, Villazón, Te Kanawa, Sutherland, et al
Handel Gold - Bartoli, Fleming, Kozená, Terfel, Villazón, Te Kanawa, Sutherland, et al

2 CD / Decca / 2009-04-14

Works: George Frederick Handel: Giulio Cesare, HWV 17; Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno; MEDLEY; Alcina; Ariodante; Atalanta; Giulio Cesare; Tamerlano; Il Floridante, HWV 14; Muzio Scevola, HWV 13; Jep...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bartoli, Cecilia; Berganza, Teresa [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bumbry, Grace; Domingo, Placido [Tenor Vocals]; Fleming, Renée; Fuller, Albert; Gritton, Sus...
Conductors: Rose, Barry; Minkowski, Marc; Viotti, Marcello; Bonynge, Richard; Bicket, Harry; McCreesh, Paul; Curtis, Alan; Dunn, Thomas; Gardiner, John Eliot; Boult, Adrian; Preston, Simon; Mackerras, Charles; L...
Ensemble: ; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus; Baroque Chamber Orchestra; Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra; Cappella Coloniensis; Dresden Staatskapelle; English B...

This 2-CD set celebrates the 250th anniversary of Handel's death and includes selections from Handel's most beautiful operas, oratorios, arias and choruses. This definitive greatest...continue...
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DEC B001280102
Bach: Mass in B minor BWV 232 / Minkowski, Crowe, Lunn, Wey, Balzer, et al
Bach: Mass in B minor BWV 232 / Minkowski, Crowe, Lunn, Wey, Balzer, et al

2 CD / Naïve / 2009-03-31

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232
Performers: Balzer, Colin; Brutscher, Markus; Crowe, Lucy; Immler, Christian M.; Lezhneva, Julia; Lunn, Joanne; Staskiewicz, Blandine; Tittoto, Luca
Conductors: Minkowski, Marc
Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre

"Twentieth century scholarship has uncovered information about performances of individual movements of the Mass during the composer's lifetime indicating that, in spite of its length,...continue...
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Gemini - Handel: Water and Fireworks Music, Coronation Anthems / Willcocks, Mackerras, Ledger, et al
Gemini - Handel: Water and Fireworks Music, Coronation Anthems / Willcocks, Mackerras, Ledger, et al

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2009-03-24

Works: George Frederick Handel: Handel - Bourée; The Water Music; Water Music Suite no 2 in D major, HWV 349; Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348; The King Shall Rejoice, coronation anthem no ...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Lane, Martin; Shirley-Quirk, John; Tear, Robert; Zylis-Gara, Teresa
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Willcocks, David
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Orchestra; Prague Chamber Orchestra
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WRNC 643382A
The Record of Singing Vol 5 - From the LP to the Digital Era
The Record of Singing Vol 5 - From the LP to the Digital Era

10 CD / Warner Classics / 2009-03-10

Works: Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman; Tannhäuser; Lohengrin; Die Walküre; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Tristan und Isolde; Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Die tote Stadt (The Dead City); Ar...
Performers: Alagna, Roberto; Aler, John [Tenor Vocal]; Allen, Thomas; Alva, Luigi [Tenor Vocals]; Ameling, Elly [Soprano Vocal]; Anderson, June [Soprano Vocal]; Andre, Maurice [Trumpet]; Angelici, Martha; Argent...
Conductors: Ludwig, Leopold; Konwitschny, Franz; Dobroven, Issay; Weigert, Herman; Prêtre, Georges; Pr?tre, Georges; Cluytens, André; Furtwängler, Wilhelm; Karajan, Herbert v.; Kempe, Rudolf; S...
Ensemble: ; Collegium Vocale (Ghent); Consort of Musicke; Ensemble Artaserse; Ensemble Orchestral de Paris; Fretwork; Hespèrion XX; Hesp?rion XX; Il Complesso Barocco; Il Seminario Musicale; La Grande &...

EMI Classics is proud to present two 10-CD boxed sets of 'The Record of Singing'. Together this collection offers a breath-taking overview of the past...continue...
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WRNC 289492
Vivaldi Edition - Orlando furioso [Highlights], etc / Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus, et al
Vivaldi Edition - Orlando furioso [Highlights], etc / Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus, et al

2 CD / Naïve / 2008-10-28

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Orlando furioso, opera in 3 acts, RV 728; Griselda, RV 718; La verità in cimento, opera in 3 acts, RV739; Concerto for Flute in G minor, Op. 10 no 2/RV 439 "La notte"; Amen
Performers: Bertagnolli, Gemma; Cangemi, Veronica; Ferrari, Stefano; Hallenberg, Ann; Jaroussky, Philippe; Kermes, Simone; Larmore, Jennifer; Marq, Sébastien; Regazzo, Lorenzo; Staskiewicz, Blandine
Conductors: Spinosi, Jean-Christophe
Ensemble: Ensemble Matheus

"Soprano Simone Kermes' coloratura is nothing less than flabbergasting in two arias from Griselda. These samples are a transparent ploy to entice listeners to seek...continue...

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Proserpine
Jean-Baptiste Lully: Proserpine

2 CD / Glossa / 2008-09-29

Works: Jean-Baptiste Lully: Proserpine, opera, LWV 58
Performers: Arnould, Benoît; Auvity, Cyril; d'Oustrac, Stéphanie; Fernandes, Joao [Vocals]; Geslot, François-Nicolas; Haller, Salome; Labonnette, Marc; Pruvot, Pierre-Yves; Staskiewicz, Bland...
Conductors: Niquet, Hervé
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Icon - Dame Janet Baker - The Beloved Mezzo Sings Mahler, Elgar, Berlioz, Chausson, etc
Icon - Dame Janet Baker - The Beloved Mezzo Sings Mahler, Elgar, Berlioz, Chausson, etc

5 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-09-02

Works: Johannes Brahms: Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53; Richard Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder; Richard Strauss: Lieder (5), Op. 32; Lieder (4), Op. 36; Lieder (4), Op. 27; Lieder (3), Op. 43; Edward Elgar: Sea Pictures,...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Gauntlett, Ambrose; Isepp, Martin; Moore, Gerald [Piano]; Parsons, Geoffrey; Spencer, Robert [Lute]; Whittaker, Douglas
Conductors: Boult, Adrian; Barbirolli, John; Previn, Andre; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Leppard, Raymond; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; Marriner, Sir Neville
Ensemble: ; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Bath Festival Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra

A new release in the recently-launched EMI Classics ICON Series, this 5-CD set is dedicated to Dame Janet Baker, long praised as one of the...continue...
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WRNC 080872
Handel: Tolomeo / Clark, Lane, Harris, Matthews, Hart, et al
Handel: Tolomeo / Clark, Lane, Harris, Matthews, Hart, et al

3 CD / Vox Classical / 2008-06-27

Works: George Frederick Handel: Tolomeo, HWV 25
Performers: Brookshire, Bradley-Vincent; Castaldi, Peter; Harris, Brenda; Hart, Mary Ann [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Lane, Jennifer; Matthews, Andrea
Conductors: Clark, Richard Auldon
Ensemble: Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
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