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Olivier Messiaen - Complete Edition
Olivier Messiaen - Complete Edition

32 CD / Decca Import / 2013-07-08

Works: Olivier Messiaen: Preludes (8) for piano, I/2; La Fauvette des jardins, for piano, I/50; Petites esquisses d'oiseaux (6), for piano, I/54; Études de rhythme (4), for piano solo, I/32-35; Cant...
Performers: Aimard, Pierre-Laurent; Aler, John [Tenor Vocal]; Argerich, Martha [Piano]; Banlaky, Akos; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Barker, Noelle; Cantin, Catherine; Collerette, Hélène; C...
Conductors: Chung, Myung-Whun; Nagano, Kent; Boulez, Pierre; ; Kreder, Jean-Paul; Davis, Andrew; Chailly, Riccardo; Rickenbacher, Karl Anton
Ensemble: ; Members of the Ensemble Le Madrigal (Members); Sextuor Jeanne Loriod

The 2008 Messiaen celebrations come to an overwhelming climax with this superb 32-CD set of his complete works. This limited edition set from Deutsche Grammophon...continue...
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Verdi Heroines / Gheorgiu, Chailly, Giuseppe Verdi SO Milan
Verdi Heroines / Gheorgiu, Chailly, Giuseppe Verdi SO Milan

1 CD / Decca Import / 2013-03-04

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: I vespri siciliani; Don Carlos; Rigoletto; Aida, opera; Il Trovatore; Un ballo in maschera; Simon Boccanegra; La forza del destino; Otello
Performers: Downes, Shana; Gheorghiu, Angela; Polverelli, Laura; Tramonti, Tizana
Conductors: Chailly, Riccardo
Ensemble: Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan

"...this stunning new disc captures Angela Gheorghiu in some big roles we would not expect her to take into her repertoire at present...it is refreshing...continue...
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Verdi Discoveries - Chailly, Thibaudet, Verdi Orchestra
Verdi Discoveries - Chailly, Thibaudet, Verdi Orchestra

1 CD / Decca Import / 2013-02-04

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Sinfonia in C, for orchestra (1838); Variazioni on a theme of Morlacchi's "Tebaldo e Isolina", for pianoforte & orchestra (with orchestra; La forza del destino; Adagio del M. Verdi, f...
Performers: Magnani, Andrea; Petrarulo, Gianluigi; Potenza, Alessandro; Santaniello, Luca; Thibaudet, Jean-Yves [Piano]
Conductors: Chailly, Riccardo
Ensemble: Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
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Opera
Opera

1 CD / Decca Import / 2012-11-05

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; Requiem; Aida, opera; La traviata; Il trovatore; Ruggero Leoncavallo: Pagliacci; Umberto Giordano: Fedora; Andrea Chenier; Giacomo Puccini: Madama Butterfly; La bohè...
Performers: Bocelli, Andrea
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España! Songs and Dances from Spain
España! Songs and Dances from Spain

1 CD / Decca Import / 2011-11-02

Works: Manuel de Falla: Suite Populaire Espagnole; La vida breve; El amor brujo; Enriqué Granados: Goyescas; 12 Danzas españolas, Op. 37; Pablo de Sarasate: Playera; Isaac Albéniz: Espa...
Performers: Maisky, Lily; Maisky, Mischa [Cello/Conductor]

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This is an attractive recital of transcriptions of favourite Spanish pieces - I hesitate to describe them as 'lollipops' as they are more than...continue...
Recording information: Schloss Elmau, Groáer Saal (03/2011)....continue...
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Sweetest Love
Sweetest Love

1 CD / Decca Import / 2011-03-14

Works: Léo Delibes: Lakmé; Harold Arlen: Somewhere Over the Rainbow (for the film The Wizard of Oz); Morgan Pochin: Sweetest Love, song (after Bach's Air on the G String); Absence, song (after...
Performers: Arcadian Ensemble; Czech Film Orchestra; Jenkins, Katherine; Philharmonia Orchestra; Prague Philharmonic Orchestra; Prague Symphonia; Te Kanawa, Kiri, Dame [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Inglis, Anthony; Dodd, Nicholas

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Levine/The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra And Chorus / James Levine - Celebrating 40 Years At The Met / [21 DVD]
Levine/The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra And Chorus / James Levine - Celebrating 40 Years At The Met / [21 DVD]

21 DVD Video / Decca Import / 2010-12-07

Works: Alban Berg: Lulu; Wozzeck, Op. 7; John Corigliano: The Ghosts of Versailles; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492; Giacomo Puccini: Il Trittico; Bedrich...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Bacquier, Gabriel; Battle, Kathleen; Behrens, Hildegard; Blegen, Judith; Cassilly, Richard; Clark, Graham; Creech, Philip; Dalayman, Katarina; Devlin, Michael; Fassbaender, Brigitte; F...
Conductors: Levine, James
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

"An extraordinary career deserves an extraordinary tribute - which is exactly what the Metropolitan Opera has accomplished to mark the fortieth anniversary of James Levine's...continue...
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Classic Australian Performances / Sutherland, Bonynge
Classic Australian Performances / Sutherland, Bonynge

2 CD / Decca Import / 2010-11-02

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia; La fille du régiment (The daughter of the regiment), opera; Lucia di Lammermoor; Francesco Cilèa: Adriana Lecouvreur; Francis Poulenc: Dialogues of t...
Performers: Allman, Robert; Baigildin, Sergei; Begg, Heather; Bermingham, Jennifer; Black, Jeffrey; Brynnel, Monique; Collins, Kenneth; Dawes, Christopher; Donald, Robin; Donnelly, Malcolm; Elkins, Margreta; Ewe...
Conductors: Bonynge, Richard

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Pieces in the Original Style 2
Pieces in the Original Style 2

1 CD / Decca Import / 2010-08-23

Works: Camille Saint-Saëns: Le Carnaval des animaux; Edward Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme (Enigma Variations); Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite no 1, Op. 46; Johann Sebastian Bach: Keyboard Conce...
Performers: Brown, Iona [Conductor/Violin]; Fleming, Renée; Ortiz, Cristina [Piano]; Rogé, Pascal [Piano]; Schiff, Andras [Piano]
Conductors: Dutoit, Charles; Blomstedt, Herbert; Marriner, Sir Neville; Summers, Patrick; Mackerras, Charles; Solti, Georg
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Puccini: La Bohème
Puccini: La Bohème

2 CD / Decca Import / 2010-08-16

Works: Giacomo Puccini: La bohème
Performers: Carreras, José [Tenor Vocal]; Lloyd, Robert [Bass Voice]; Wixell, Ingvar
Conductors: Davis, Colin

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Not Davis's normal repertoire, but he conducts a lively, detailed, idiomatic performance of this masterpiece, and has strong soloists. Carreras was then at...continue...
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Dmitri Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth Of Mtsensk
Dmitri Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth Of Mtsensk

2 CD / Decca Import / 2010-08-16

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (as used in the film "Testimony") (as used in the film "Testimony")
Performers: Ewing, Maria
Conductors: Chung, Myung-Whun

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Rossini: Il Barbiere Di Siviglia
Rossini: Il Barbiere Di Siviglia

2 CD / Decca Import / 2010-08-13

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera
Performers: Kraemer, Nicholas [Conductor/Harpsichord]
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville

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Francisco Araiza's Almaviva is graceful, Agnes Baltsa's Rosina conscientious and Thomas Allen's Figaro ebullient.
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Diva
Diva

1 CD / Decca Import / 2010-07-26

Works: Morgan Pochin: Lucrezia (after Handel); Pace non trovo, for voice & strings (after Alessandro Marcello's Oboe Concerto); George Frederick Handel: Rinaldo; Giulio Cesare; Semele; Karl Jenkins: Exsulta...
Performers: Apollo Voices; Christie, William [Conductor/Harpsichord]; Les Arts florissants; London Philharmonic Orchestra, The; Mackerras, Charles, Sir [Conductor]; Niese, Danielle de; Orchestra of the Age of En...

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Her vocal and musical vitality shines out of every track
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Recording information: Abbey Road Studios, London (01/2010); Emil Berliner Studios (01/2010); Henry Wood Hall, London (01/2010); Paroisse Notre-Dame du Liban, Paris (01/2010); Abbey Road Studios, Lond...continue...
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Carmen: The Arias
Carmen: The Arias

1 CD / Decca Import / 2010-07-12

Works: Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera
Performers: Ballestra, Jean-Luc; Bocelli, Andrea; Domashenko, Marina; Felix, Thierry; Gabriel, Alain; Haidan, Delphine; Léger, Magali; Lallouette, Olivier; Mei, Eva; Terfel, Bryn [Baritone/Bass]
Conductors: Chung, Myung-Whun

The 2005 studio recording of Bizet's Carmen, performed by the Radio France Orchestre Philharmonique with soloists Andrea Bocelli, Bryn Terfel, Marina Domashenko, and Myung-Whun Chung is here abridged ...continue...
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The Voice Of The Century / Pavarotti
The Voice Of The Century / Pavarotti

2 CD / Decca Import / 2010-06-29

Works: Charles Gounod: Roméo et Juliette; Faust; Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata; Luisa Miller; Rigoletto; Léo Delibes: Lakmé; Georges Bizet: Vasco da Gama, ode-symphony for chorus & orches...
Performers: Cassinelli, Ricardo; Gibbs, John; Knight, Gillian; Merrill, Robert [Baritone Vocal]; Pavarotti, Luciano; Pelizzoni, Rinaldo; Plessis, Christian du; Siepi, Cesare; Sutherland, Joan, Dame [Soprano voca...
Conductors: Molinari-Pradelli, France; Bonynge, Richard; Pritchard, John; Mehta, Zubin
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Original Three Tenors: 20th Anniversary Edition
Original Three Tenors: 20th Anniversary Edition

2 DVD Video / Decca Import / 2010-06-07

Works: Francesco Cilèa: L'Arlésiana; Giacomo Meyerbeer: L'Africaine; Giacomo Puccini: Tosca; Turandot; Franz Lehár: Dein ist mein ganzes Herz (You Are My Heart's Delight) (from "Das Lan...
Performers: Carreras, José [Tenor Vocal]; Domingo, Placido [Tenor Vocals]; Pavarotti, Luciano

Includes the three tenors finale medley by various composers....continue...
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Heroes & Villains
Heroes & Villains

2 CD / Decca Import / 2010-05-03

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; Un ballo in maschera; Don Carlo; Il trovatore; La traviata; Otello; Giacomo Puccini: La Bohème; Tosca; Manon Lescaut; Turandot; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni...
Performers: Alagna, Roberto; Allen, Thomas; Araiza, Francisco [Tenor Vocals]; Battle, Kathleen [Soprano Vocals]; Berbié, Jane; Bergonzi, Carlo [Tenor Vocals]; Braun, Victor; Bruson, Renato; Burrowes, Norm...
Conductors: Bonynge, Richard; Chailly, Riccardo; De Billy, Bertrand; Solti, Georg; Pidò, Evelino; Davis, Colin; Abbado, Claudio; Bartoletti, Bruno; Gavazzeni, Gianandrea; Pritchard, John; Karajan, Herbert...

The biggest stars seize centre stage to sing the greatest scenes and arias of opera's heroes and villains. This is a compilation of the calibre...continue...
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Purcell: Dido & Aeneas
Purcell: Dido & Aeneas

1 CD / Decca Import / 2010-01-04

Works: Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, Z 626
Conductors: Leppard, Raymond

" THIS FAMOUS RECORDING OF PURCELL'S OPERA STARRING THE INCOMPARABLE JESSYE NORMAN AS DIDO AND THOMAS ALLEN AS AENEAS, WAS MADE OVER TWENTY YEARS AGO...continue...
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White Nights: Romantic Russian Showpieces
White Nights: Romantic Russian Showpieces

1 CD / Decca Import / 2010-01-04

Works: Mikhail Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila; Aram Khachaturian: Gayaneh; Spartacus; Alexander Borodin: Prince Igor; Anatol Lyadov: Baba-Yaga, Op. 56; Kikimora, Op. 63; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overtur...
Conductors: Gergiev, Valery
Ensemble: ; Members of the Royal Dutch Marine Band (Members)
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Schumann: The Four Symphonies; Genoveva & Manfred Overtures
Schumann: The Four Symphonies; Genoveva & Manfred Overtures

2 CD / Decca Import / 2010-01-04

Works: Robert Schumann: Symphony no 1 in B flat major ("Spring"), Op. 38; Symphony no 2 in C major, Op. 61; Genoveva, Op.81; Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 "Rhenish"; Symphony no 4 in D minor, Op. 12...
Conductors: Kubelik, Rafael

FOR SCHUMANN YEAR 2010 DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON IS REISSUING THIS DISTINGUISHED CYCLE OF SCHUMANN SYMPHONIES BY RAFAEL KUBELIK, WHOSE FIRST MAJOR PROJECT FOR THE YELLOW LABEL...continue...
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Puccini: Ritrovato
Puccini: Ritrovato

1 CD / Decca Import / 2009-08-03

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Preludio a orchestra; La rondine; Madama Butterfly; Edgar, opera; Manon Lescaut; La fanciulla del West; Adagetto in F major, for small orchestra; Suor Angelica
Performers: Dell'Oste, Annamaria; Domingo, Placido [Tenor Vocals]; Johnson, Dick; Secco, Stefano; Urmana, Violeta
Conductors: Veronesi, Alberto

Recording information: Groáer musikvereinssaal Wien (02/2008/12/2008)....continue...
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Handel Arias
Handel Arias

1 CD / Decca Import / 2009-08-03

Works: George Frederick Handel: Agrippina; Orlando; Siroe; Rodrigo, HWV 5; Ariodante; As When the Dove Laments Her Love (Handel); Rinaldo; MEDLEY; Ezio, HWV 29; Apollo e Dafne (La Terra è Liberata), dr...
Performers: D'Arcangelo, Ildebrando
Conductors: Sardelli, Federico Maria

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Verdi: Nabucco
Verdi: Nabucco

2 CD / Decca Import / 2009-07-27

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Nabucco
Performers: Carral, Dora; Cava, Carlo; D'Auria, Anna; Foiani, Giovanni; Gobbi, Tito; Krautler, Walter; Prevedi, Bruno; Suliotis, Elena
Conductors: Gardelli, Lamberto
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Janacek: Vec Makropulos; Lachian Dances
Janacek: Vec Makropulos; Lachian Dances

2 CD / Decca Import / 2009-07-06

Works: Leos Janácek: The Makropulos Case (Vec Makropulos), opera, JW 1/10; Lachian (Lasské) Dances (6) for orchestra, JW 6/17
Performers: Czaková, Anna; Dvorsky, Peter; Jedlicka, Dalibor; Krejcik, Vladimir; Mixova, Ivana; Söderström, Elisabeth; Zitek, Vaclav
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles; Huybrechts, François

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For those wanting a Czech-language performance of Janácek's opera of mortality, Mackerras's 1978 account, led by the intelligently conceived Emilia Marty of Elisabe...continue...
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Heritage Masters - R. Strauss: Arabella / Solti, della Casa, London, et al
Heritage Masters - R. Strauss: Arabella / Solti, della Casa, London, et al

2 CD / Decca Import / 2009-07-06

Works: Richard Strauss: Arabella, Op. 79
Performers: Casa, Lisa della; Coertse, Mimi; Dermota, Anton [Tenor Vocals]; Edelmann, Otto; Gueden, Hilde [Soprano Vocal]; Hellwig, Judith; Kmentt, Waldemar; Kolowratnik, Karl; Lenninger, Wilhelm; London, George...
Conductors: Solti, Georg
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Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride
Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride

2 CD / Decca Import / 2009-07-06

Works: Christoph Willibald Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride, opera in 4 acts, Wq. 46
Performers: Aler, John [Tenor Vocal]; Allen, Thomas; Argenta, Nancy; Montague, Diana; Schirrer, Rene
Conductors: Gardiner, John E.
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Gioachino Rossini: La Donna del Lago / Riccardo Muti
Gioachino Rossini: La Donna del Lago / Riccardo Muti

2 CD / Decca Import / 2009-06-01

Works: Gioachino Rossini: La donna del lago (The Lady of the Lake), opera
Performers: Anderson, June [Soprano Vocal]; Blake, Rockwell; Dupuy, Martine; Gavazzi, Ernesto; Laurenzia, Marilena; Poggi, Ferrero; Surjan, Giorgio [Bass Vocals]; Vocal], Chris Merritt [Tenor
Conductors: Muti, Riccardo
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Beethoven: Fidelio / Birgit Nilsson; Lorin Maazel
Beethoven: Fidelio / Birgit Nilsson; Lorin Maazel

2 CD / Decca Import / 2009-06-01

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio, Op. 72
Performers: Equiluz, Kurt [Tenor Vocal]; Grobe, Donald; Krause, Tom; McCracken, James [Tenor Vocal]; Nilsson, Birgit [Soprano Vocal]; Prey, Hermann [Baritone Vocal]; Sciutti, Graziella [Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Maazel, Lorin

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R. Strauss: Capriccio / Kiri Te Kanawa; Ulf Schirmer
R. Strauss: Capriccio / Kiri Te Kanawa; Ulf Schirmer

2 CD / Decca Import / 2009-06-01

Works: Richard Strauss: Capriccio, Op.85
Performers: Bär, Olaf; Hagegård, Håkan [Baritone Vocals]; Halem, Victor von; Heilmann, Uwe; Herzer, Wolfgang; Hollweg, Werner [Tenor Vocal]; Schneider, Jörg; Te Kanawa, Kiri, Dame [Soprano ...
Conductors: Schirmer, Ulf
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Summertime - Beautiful Arias & Classical Songs
Summertime - Beautiful Arias & Classical Songs

1 CD / Decca Import / 2009-05-26

Works: Eduardo di Capua: O sole mio; Domenico Modugno: Volare; Agustín Lara: Granada; Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi, opera; George Gershwin: Porgy and Bess; Michel Legrand: The Summer of '42; Lisa...
Performers: Carreras, José [Tenor Vocal]; Dugmore, Geoff; Fleming, Renée; Gerrard, Lisa [Composer/Singer]; Grigolo, Vittorio; Johnson, Bashiri [Percussion]; McIntosh, Robbie; Parricelli, John; Pava...
Conductors: Chiaramello, Giancarlo; Dodd, Nicholas; Benzi, Roberto; Hussey, Stephen; Levine, James; Farnon, Robert; Greenaway, Gavin; Wright, Gavyn; Müller, Eduardo; Ingman, Nick; Tate, Jeffrey; Dean, Ian; ...
Ensemble: ; Duel

Just in time for summer, this compilation of the world’s most beautiful music will help you escape everyday life. Filled with popular hits and songs...continue...
Personnel: Vittorio Grigolo, Hayley Westenra, Lisa Gerrard , Shaun Ryder (vocals); Renée Fleming, Joan Sutherland (soprano); José Carreras , Luciano Pavarotti (tenor); Robbie McIntosh , Joh...continue...
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For Mother - A Classical Bouquet
For Mother - A Classical Bouquet

4 CD / Decca Import / 2009-03-10

Works: Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings; Jules Massenet: Méditation, for violin & orchestra (or other arrangement) (from opera "Thaïs"); Sergey Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, ...
Performers: Ashkenazy, Vladimir; Bell, Joshua [Violin]; Bolet, Jorge; Bonell, Carlos [Guitar]; Chung, Kyung-Wha [Violin]; Cohen, Franklin; Curzon, Clifford [Piano]; Dichter, Misha; Goossens, Marie; Grumiaux, Art...
Conductors: Zinman, David; Bonynge, Richard; Ashkenazy, Vladimir; Dutoit, Charles; Dohnányi, Christoph von; Khachaturian, Aram; Solti, Georg; Segal, Uri; Agoult, Raymond; Kempe, Rudolf; Gavazzeni, Gianand...
Ensemble: ; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

In time for Mother's Day comes this new box-set, a bouquet of classical gems for every mother's music library. This 4-CD set includes a wide-range...continue...
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The Verdi Tenor / Alvarez, Oren, Raspagliosi, Chacón-Cruz, et al
The Verdi Tenor / Alvarez, Oren, Raspagliosi, Chacón-Cruz, et al

1 CD / Decca Import / 2009-02-10

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Aida, opera; Un ballo in maschera; Luisa Miller; La forza del destino; Il Trovatore; I lombardi; Ernani; Don Carlos; Macbeth; Otello
Performers: Alvarez, Marcelo [Tenor Vocals]; Chacón-Cruz, Arturo; Raspagliosi, Annalisa
Conductors: Oren, Daniel
Ensemble: Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan

Argentine tenor Marcelo Alvarez has spent the last decade establishing himself as one of the most sought-after tenors on major international opera stages. He is...continue...
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Gay/Britten: Beggar's Opera / Janet Baker, Kenneth McKellar [DVD]
Gay/Britten: Beggar's Opera / Janet Baker, Kenneth McKellar [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Decca Import / 2009-01-21

Works: John Gay: Beggar's Opera
Performers: Baker, Janet; McKellar, Kenneth

Originally broadcast in 1963 and now meticulously restored by the BBC, this film features a superb cast, including Janet Baker as Polly Peachum and the...continue...
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3
Sound Format(s): LPCM Mono, Enhanced Dolby Stereo
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish
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Amoureuses / Patricia Petibon
Amoureuses / Patricia Petibon

1 CD / Decca Import / 2008-09-24

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Il mondo della luna; Lo speziale; Armida; L'anima del filosofo ossia Orfeo ed Euridice; L'isola disabitata; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio!, concert aria, K. 41...
Performers: Petibon, Patricia
Conductors: Harding, Daniel
Ensemble: Concerto Cologne

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The French soprano's DG debut is a considerable and attractive success. There are excerpts from Gluck's Armide, too, including a heartfelt air from Act...continue...
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Erwin Schrott - Arias by Mozart, Verdi, Berlioz, etc / Riccardo Frizza, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana
Erwin Schrott - Arias by Mozart, Verdi, Berlioz, etc / Riccardo Frizza, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana

1 CD / Decca Import / 2008-09-23

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni; Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492; Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlos; Macbeth; I vespri siciliani; Hector Berlioz: La damnation de Faust, Op. ...
Performers: Schrott, Erwin
Conductors: Frizza, Riccardo

Hailed as the "Brando of opera," Uruguayan bass-baritone Erwin Schrott joins Decca with a deliciously charismatic and seductive debut album. Showcasing some of opera's most...continue...
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Puccini: Manon Lescaut (Complete)
Puccini: Manon Lescaut (Complete)

2 CD / Decca Import / 2008-09-16

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut
Performers: Carolis, Natale de; Carreras, José [Tenor Vocal]; Coni, Paolo; de Palma, Piero [Tenor Vocal]; Freschi, Ledo; Gaifa, Carlo; Matteuzzi, William; Tadeo, Giorgio [Bass Vocal]; Tajo, Italo; Te Kana...
Conductors: Chailly, Riccardo

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Dame Kiri gives an affecting characterization of Manon, at times rather heavily underlined but passionately convincing...Carreras is in good form, but sounds a little...continue...
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The Golden Years
The Golden Years

2 CD / Decca Import / 2008-09-08

Works: Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; Tosca; Manon Lescaut; Turandot; Gaetano Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore, opera; Giuseppe Verdi: Un ballo in maschera; Rigoletto; Ernani; Il Trovatore; La battaglia di L...
Performers: Barboza, Raul; Carreras, José [Tenor Vocal]; Cura, Domingo; Leggate, Robin [Tenor Vocal]; Padin, Jorge; Ramirez, Ariel; Ricciarelli, Katia; Trimarchi, Domenico [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Zambrano,...
Conductors: Davis, Colin; López-Cobos, Jesús; Scimone, Claudio; Benzi, Roberto; Gardelli, Lamberto; Karajan, Herbert v.; Sutej, Vjekoslav; Ocejo, José Luis; Müller, Eduardo; Garcia-Asen...
Ensemble: ; Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; Grupo Huancara; Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Turin; Robert Farnon Orchestra; Royal Opera House Coven...

Recording information: 1976-1992.

The career of José Carreras will surely go down in opera history as one of the greats. This Philips retrospective, covering the years 1976-1992, includes ...continue...
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World of Puccini
World of Puccini

1 CD / Decca Import / 2008-09-02

Works: Giacomo Puccini: La La Bohème; Gianni Schicchi, opera; La La Fanciulla del West; Suor Angelica; La La Rondine; Tosca; Madama Butterfly; Manon Lescaut; Turandot
Performers: Bergonzi, Carlo [Tenor Vocals]; Chiara, Maria; Cossotto, Fiorenza; Freni, Mirella [Soprano Vocals]; Ghiaurov, Nicolai [Bass Vocal]; Harwood, Elizabeth [Soprano Vocals]; Maffeo, Gianni; McCracken, Jam...
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert v.; Adler, Kurt Herbert; Downes, Edward; Patanè, Franco; Bonynge, Richard; Gardelli, Lamberto; Serafin, Tullio; Santi, Nello
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DECI 433865
Verdi: Ernani
Verdi: Ernani

2 CD / Decca Import / 2008-09-02

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Ernani
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DECI 4757008
Sutherland, Horne, Pavarotti: Live From Lincoln Center
Sutherland, Horne, Pavarotti: Live From Lincoln Center

2 CD / Decca Import / 2008-06-02

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Ernani; I masnadieri; Otello; Il Trovatore; Vincenzo Bellini: Norma, opera; Beatrice di Tenda, opera; Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; Amilcare Ponchielli: La Gioconda; Gioachino Ro...
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Puccini: La Boheme
Puccini: La Boheme

2 CD / Decca Import / 2008-04-08

Works: Giacomo Puccini: La bohème
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DECI 4776600CD
"Puccini Gold" / Puccini's most popular arias sung by Pavarotti, Freni, Domingo, Te Kanawa et al. [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Decca Import / 2008-04-07

Works: Giacomo Puccini: La Bohème; Gianni Schicchi, opera; Tosca; Madama Butterfly; Turandot; Manon Lescaut

In 2008, the classical music world will celebrate the life of Giacomo Puccini, born 150 years ago. A definitive video package of Puccini's greatest hits...continue...
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Country of Origin: USA
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In My Element / Anne Sofie van Otter
In My Element / Anne Sofie van Otter

2 CD / Decca Import / 2008-03-03

Works: Jacques Offenbach: Gaîté Parisienne; La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein, operetta in 3 acts; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60; Wolfgang Amade...
Performers: Augustsson, Mikael; Björkman, David; Blair, Michael; d'Oustrac, Stéphanie; Dohmen, Albert; Forsberg, Bengt; Henryson, Svante; Jonsson, Fredrik; Kress, Roland; Lindberg, Jakob; Lindberg, M...
Conductors: Minkowski, Marc; Sinopoli, Giuseppe; Gardiner, John E.; Levine, James; Abbado, Claudio; Boulez, Pierre; Pinnock, Trevor
Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Dresden Staatskapelle; English Baroque Soloists; English Concert; Les Musiciens du Louvre; Les Musiciens du Louvre - Grenoble; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; North German ...

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Smart, sophisticated and opinionated, Anne Sofie von Otter has become a star by doing exactly what she wants
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Rossini: Il Viaggio A Reims
Rossini: Il Viaggio A Reims

2 CD / Decca Import / 2008-03-03

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Il viaggio a Reims, opera
Performers: Araiza, Francisco [Tenor Vocals]; Bandelli, Antonella; Boustany, Wissam; Corato, Luigi de; Credico, Oslavio di; Cuberli, Lella; Dara, Enzo; Gasdia, Cecilia; Gavazzi, Ernesto; Gimenez, Edoardo; Matteu...
Conductors: Abbado, Claudio
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DECI 4777435CD
Daniela Dessì sings Verdi
Daniela Dessì sings Verdi

1 CD / Decca Import / 2008-02-19

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Ernani; Macbeth; Il corsaro; Il Trovatore; I vespri siciliani; Un ballo in maschera; La forza del destino; Don Carlos; Aida, opera
Performers: Armiliato, Fabio; Dessi, Daniela [Soprano Vocal]; Tramonti, Tizana
Conductors: Mercurio, Steven
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DECI 4766378
Rosenkavalier (24BT)
Rosenkavalier (24BT)

3 CD / Decca Import / 2008-02-04

Works: Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59
Performers: Crespin, Régine; Dermota, Anton [Tenor Vocals]; Dickie, Murray; Donath, Helen [Soprano Vocal]; Jungwirth, Manfred [Bass Vocals]; Lackner, Herbert; Minton, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]; Pavarotti, L...
Conductors: Solti, Georg

BBC Music Magazine
Still one of the truly great recordings. Solti's conducting is refreshing, more champagne than schmaltz, yet not unduly driven, and his singers are...continue...
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HBDirect Recommended Recording DECI 4759988CD
Cunning Little Vixen
Cunning Little Vixen

2 CD / Decca Import / 2008-02-04

Works: Leos Janácek: The Cunning Little Vixen (Príhody Lisky Bystrousky), opera, JW 1/9; The Cunning Little Vixen, suite for orchestra (arranged and orchestrated by Václav Talich)
Performers: Hudecová, Zuzana; Jedlicka, Dalibor; Krejcik, Vladimir; Marova, Libuse; Novak, Richard; Ondrásková, Miriam; Popp, Lucia [Soprano Vocals]; Randova, Eva; Saray, Peter; Zigmundov&aa...
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles

BBC Music Magazine
The first in the original astringent but atmospheric scoring. Mackerras is slightly less warmly idiomatic than his Czech rivals, but it's better sung.
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Personnel: Peter Saray, Eva Zigmundová, Ivana Mixova, Vaclav Zitek, Eva Randova, Eva Hríbiková, Miriam Ondrásková, Zuzana Hudecová, Libuse Marova, Vladimir Krejcik, Richa...continue...
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Giuseppe Verdi: Otello
Giuseppe Verdi: Otello

2 CD / Decca Import / 2008-02-04

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Otello
Performers: Arbace, Libero; Cesarini, Athos; Corena, Fernando; Del Monaco, Mario; Krause, Tom; Protti, Aldo [Baritone Vocals]; Romanato, Nello; Satre, Ana Raquel; Tebaldi, Renata [Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert v.
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DECI 4759984CD
Amor profano - Vivaldi Arias / Marcon, Kermes, et al
Amor profano - Vivaldi Arias / Marcon, Kermes, et al

1 CD / Decca Import / 2007-12-14

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: L'Olimpiade, RV 725; Sin nel placido soggiorino, aria (from lost opera La fede tradita e vendicata), RV 712; Orlando furioso, opera in 3 acts, RV 728; Tito Manlio, RV 738; Concerto f...
Performers: Cassone, Gabriele; Galligioni, Francesco; Kermes, Simone
Conductors: Marcon, Andrea
Ensemble: Venice Baroque Orchestra

Amor profano is the follow-up project to the spectacular album 'Amor sacro' that the soprano Simone Kermes recorded with Andrea Marcon and his Venice Baroque...continue...
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Rameau: Ouvertures / Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques
Rameau: Ouvertures / Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques

1 CD / Decca Import / 2007-09-17

Works: Jean-Philippe Rameau: Les fêtes de Polymnie; Les Indes galantes; Zaïs; Castor et Pollux; Naïs; Platée; Les fêtes d'Hébé; Zoroastre, tragédie en musique; Darda...
Conductors: Rousset, Christophe
Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques

Christophe Rousset directs Les Talens Lyriques in this award-winning recording illustrating the orchestral development and diversity of Rameau's overtures over a period of almost three...continue...
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