Today begins the Chandos label-wide sale. This is a huge event at Grigorian, and features one of the top British record labels in the world. It also boasts one of the largest music catalogues in the industry. Aside from it's main label, Chandos has some very interesting sub-labels, including Opera in English, Chaconne early music, Chandos Classics, Chandos Collect, and Chandos Super Audio, just to name a few. Artists such a Louie Lortie, James Ehnes, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Emma Kirkby, and Richard Hickox have been proud to make Chandos their home. Enjoy this amazing catalogue at a fantastic discount! All single regular-priced Chandos CDs are at $14.98!
Britten Complete Works on Decca! Celebrate 100 Years of Britten with Grigorian! Garuantee your copy and Pre-Order it now!
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of England’s greatest composer since Henry Purcell, Decca Classics presents the ultimate Britten box Britten and Decca enjoyed a unique relationship with the composer, recording most of his key works for the label.This 65-CD edition is guaranteed to appeal to Britten enthusiasts worldwide. Extremely Limited & Individually Numbered.
Actor John Malkovich is coming to Toronto to star in an opera/theatre hybrid production, The Giacomo Variations. The work, based on the life of Italian adventurer, writer and womanizer Giacomo Casanova, will play the Elgin Theatre June 7-9. A 35-piece Viennese orchestra accompanies the production and will play the Mozart arias. Check out the DVD of The Giacomo Variations, and the detailed performance information here.
Sony Classical Masters box Set Sale!!!!!
The Classical Masters series from Sony features a vast selection of multi-disc box sets at great prices. Including artists the like of Yo-Yo Ma, Leonard Slatkin, Jascha Heifetz, Vladimir Horowitz, Isaac Stern, James Levine, Bruno Walter, The Tokyo String Quartet, James Galway, and Glenn Gould, these sets also feature 24-Bit remastering, bringing the sound quality to the highest level! Enjoy these amazing box sets at even better prices as we have them on sale for the next month. Our prices are unbeatable, so get them while supplies last!
Daniil Trifonov - Featured Artist
If you didn't see the Koerner Hall debut of Daniil Trifonov, you missed something spectacular! Check out all of the recordings of this piano phenom, including the new recording on Decca that has just come out this week! All of his recoridngs on are sale in celebration of the magnificent debut!
|Bellini : Norma Bartlli|
Label: DECCA Catalog: 4783517 Format: CD
TO BE RELEASED MAY 28 2013
Cecilia Bartoli (Norma), Sumi Jo (Adalgisa), John Osborn (Pollione) & Michele Pertusi (Oroveso), Liliana Nikiteanu (Clotilde), Reinaldo Macias (Flavio) Orchestra La Scintilla, International Cham...
Cecilia Bartoli presents Vincenzo Bellini’s “Norma” like you have never heard it before – a new complete studio recording of one of the most iconic operas in music history, in its original ...
|Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps|
Label: COLUMBIA Catalog: 887654426925 Format: CD
1. The Rite of Spring Recorded in 1960 Columbia Symphony Orchestra 2. The Firebird Recorded in 1967 Columbia Symphony Orchestra 3. The Rite of Spring Recorded in 1940 Philha...
Released to celebrate the 100th anniversary of 'The Rite of Spring' (Le Sacre du Printemps) & is an important historical document of Stravinsky conducting his own iconic works. CD1 featuring the ...
|Anfossi: La Finta Giardiniera|
Label: DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI Catalog: 886979113923 Format: CD
Nuria Rial (Sandrina), Krystian Adam (Belfiore), Maria Espada (Ramiro), Katja Stuber (Arminda), Miljenko Turk (Podestà), Florian Götz (Nardo) & Monika Reinhard (Serpetta) L'Arte del Mondo, Werner Ehrhardt
La finta giardiniera was a resounding success: after the first performance 1774 in Rome, the opera was translated into several languages and staged in many other European cities and inspired Mozart...
|Shostakovich: Symphony 7 / Petrenko|
Label: NAXOS Catalog: 8573057 Format: CD
ROYAL LIVERPOOL PO, VASILY PETRENKO
May 2013 “for sheer volume, Petrenko and his forces can stand up to anyone...[he] will keep you riveted from first note to last - and while the reading is never aggressively controversial...
|Bach: Art Of Fugue - Les Voix Humaines|
Label: ATM Catalog: ACD2 2645 Format: CD
LES VOIX HUMAINES
Bach's The Art of Fugue, the peak of Baroque contrapuntal style, is one of the most enigmatic works in music history. Though composed as a series of fugues on the same subject, Bach did not specif...
|Nino Machaidze: Arias & Scenes|
Label: SONY CLASSICAL Catalog: 887654479129 Format: CD
Nino Machaidze (soprano) Orchestre national de France, Daniele Gatti
Bizet: Me voilà seule…Comme autrefois (from Les Pêcheurs de Perles) Massenet: Dis-moi que je suis belle (from Thaïs) Toi ! Vous ! Oui ! Je fus cruelle… N’est-c...
Nino Machaidze’s new recording for Sony Classical, “Arias & Scenes”, looks further ahead to the new roles she will sing in the future. Machaidze is joined by Orchestre national de France and ...
|R. Strauss: Ariadne Auf Naxos - Fleming|
Label: DECCA Catalog: 0743809 Format: DVD
Renée Fleming (Ariadne/Prima Donna), Robert Dean Smith (Bacchus/The Tenor), Sophie Koch (Komponist), Jane Archibald (Zerbinetta) Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann
Filmed live in Baden-Baden by the veteran director Brian Large, Renée Fleming makes her debut in the role of Ariadne together with fellow key Strauss interpreters Sophie Koch and Christian Thielem...
|Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle|
Label: EMI CLASSICS Catalog: 5099941674222 Format: CD
Marina Rebeka (soprano), Sara Mingardo (contralto), Francesco Meli (tenor), Alex Esposito (bass) Orchestra e Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Sir Antonio Pappano
Following the success of two recent Rossini recordings, the sacred Stabat Mater and the opera William Tell, Antonio Pappano and his Orchestra e Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia have...
The soloists on this recording are the young Latvian soprano Marina Rebeka, whose recent debuts at Covent Garden, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Wiener Staatsoper, Salzburg Festival and Metropolitan Ope...
|Britten: Songs - Ian Bostridge|
Label: EMI CLASSICS Catalog: 5099943343027 Format: CD
Britten: Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Op. 22 Sir Antonio Pappano (piano) Six Hölderlin Fragments, Op. 61 Sir Antonio Pappano (piano) Winter Words, Op. 52 Sir Antonio Pappa...
This release is one of three new recordings issued in 2013 by EMI & Virgin Classics in honour of Britten's 100th birthday. Ian Bostridge, the internationally acclaimed tenor whose "attention to t...
|Martha Argerich And Friends: Live From Lugano 2012|
Label: EMI CLASSICS Catalog: 5099972111925 Format: CD
EMI Classics is pleased to release the 10th annual 3CD set of highlights from the Progetto Martha Argerich in Lugano, “the delightful festival where youth meets experience and both benefit” (Gr...
|Constantin Silvestri: The Complete Emi Recordings|
Label: EMI CLASSICS Catalog: 5099972334720 Format: CD
Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Francaise, Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Wiener Philharmoniker, Philharmonia Orchestra, Constantin Silvestri
Constantin Silvestri was born in Bucharest, Romania on 31st May 1913. His mother had to bring him up as both his father and stepfather had died whilst he was still a teenager. By the age of six he ...
|V 5: Haydn Piano Sonatas / Bavouzet|
Label: CHANDOS Catalog: CHAN10763 Format: CD
Piano Sonata No. 15 in E major, Hob.XVI:13 Piano Sonata No. 12 in A major, Hob.XVI:12 Piano Sonata No. 37 in E major, Hob.XVI:22 Piano Sonata No. 54 in G major, Hob.XVI:40 Piano Sonata ...
We have now reached Volume 5 in Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s project to record the complete piano sonatas of Haydn. Many leading pianists have tackled these, at times technically challenging classic...
|Debussy: Complete Piano Music / Bavouzet|
Label: CHANDOS Catalog: CHASN10743(5) Format: CD
Préludes - Books 1 & 2 (24, complete) Les soirs illuminés par l'ardeur du charbon Valse romantique (L. 71) Ballade Danse - Tarantelle styrienne Images oubliées (3) for piano P...
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s vivid and personal interpretations of Debussy’s complete works for piano are available for the first time in an attractive five-volume box set, selling for the price of t...
|Bach: Transcriptions Of Concertos |
Label: CHANDOS Catalog: CHAN0796 Format: CD
Sophie Yates (harpsichord)
Bach, J S: Keyboard Concerto in D major (after Vivaldi), BWV972 Keyboard Concerto in G major (after Vivaldi), BWV973 Keyboard Concerto in D minor (after Marcello), BWV974 Keyboard Co...
This recording brings together all the arrangements for harpsichord by Bach of instrumental concertos by his Italian contemporary Antonio Vivaldi, adding those of one concerto each by the brothers ...
|Britten: Piano Concerto; Violin Concerto|
Label: CHANDOS Catalog: CHAN10764 Format: CD
BBC Philharmonic, Edward Gardner,Tasmin Little (violin),Howard Shelley (piano)
Britten: 1. Violin Concerto in D minor Op. 15, 2. Piano Concerto, Op. 13, 1945 version as well as original third movement, ‘Recitative and Aria’
The prolific nature of Benjamin Britten’s operatic and vocal output makes it is all too easy to forget that prior to the phenomenal success of Peter Grimes in 1945, he was primarily known as a co...
|Dobrzynski: Symphony No. 2 Characteristic|
Label: CHANDOS Catalog: CHAN10778(2) Format: CD
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Lukasz Borowicz
Dobrzynski: Monbar: Overture Piano Concerto in A flat major, Op. 2 Emilian Madey (piano) Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 15
The name of Ignacy Feliks Dobrzyński is still not well known outside his native Poland, but there was a time when he vied for attention in Warsaw’s musical circles with his near-contemporary Fry...
|Mozart: The Complete Violin Sonatas|
Label: SONY CLASSICAL Catalog: 88765424922 Format: CD
Pinchas Zukerman (violin) & Marc Neikrug (piano)
Mozart: Violin Sonatas (complete) Variations (12) in G major on 'La Bergère Célimène, K374a (K359) Six Variations in G minor on 'Hélas, j'ai perdu mon amant', K360 ...
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) started learning piano at the age of three and began composing two years later. What is less widely known is that he was also an accomplished violinist. Pinc...
|Hildegard Von Bingen: Celestial Hierarchy|
Label: DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI Catalog: 887654686428 Format: CD
For this recording, a multi-generational ensemble of seven women’s voices has been assembled, together with the flautist Norbert Rodenkirchen and Bagby playing harp.
Since the early 1980s, the ensemble Sequentia’s name has been closely linked with the music of Hildegard von Bingen, the visionary abbess whose musical compositions are among the most astonishing...
|Archiv Production Cd & Catalogue|
Label: ECM Catalog: 4791406 Format: CD
The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock
Neatly enveloped in an O-card, the package contains an enchanting CD (complete with notes) from the halcyon days of The English Concert and Trevor Pinnock: “A Grand Concert of Music” – a rich...
|Weber. Der Freischutz. London Symphony Orchestra,|
Label: LSO Live Catalog: LSO 0726 Format: SACD
Christine Brewer (soprano), Sally Matthews (soprano), Simon O'Neill (tenor), London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis
WEBER Der FREISCHUTZ
Sir Colin Davis conducts the London Symphony Orchestra and chorus and a stellar cast of soloists in a concert performance of Weber's eerily fantastical opera, Der Freischutz. Der Freischutz is her...
|Griffes: Piano Music. Ohlsson|
Label: Hyperion Catalog: CDA 67907 Format: CD
Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
GRIFFES Piano Music
The piano works of American composer Charles Tomlinson Griffes represent a remarkable musical achievement. Griffes was active as a composer for little more than twelve years. Nevertheless, he produ...
|Rihm: Symphony Nahe Fern / Gaffigan|
Label: harmonia mundi Catalog: HMC 902153 Format: CD
Hans Christoph Begemann (baritone), Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, James Gaffigan
RIHM Symphony "NÃƒÂ¤he Fern"
This release presents the world premiÃƒÂ¨re recording of Wolfgang Rihm's latest orchestral work, the symphony NÃƒÂ¤he fern (Near Far), commissioned by and composed in close collaboration w...
|Bowen: Complete Works For Violin And Piano. Hansli|
Label: Hyperion Catalog: CDA 67991 Format: CD
ChloÃƒÂ« Hanslip (violin), Danny Driver (piano)
BOWEN Complete Works for Violin and Piano
Young virtuoso ChloÃƒÂ« Hanslip and York Bowen specialist Danny Driver join forces to present Bowen's complete works for violin and piano. Many of these works have never been recorded or indee...
|La Musique De Watteau. Various Artists|
Label: harmonia mundi Catalog: HML 5908535 Format: CD
Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin, Rene Jacobs; Les Arts Florissants, William Christie; London Oboe Band, Paul Goodwin; The English Concert, Maurice Steger; Freiburger Barockorchester, Gottfried von der Goltz; Bernarda Fink, Paul O'Dette, Christophe Rousset
The Music Lesson
This collection was created in celebration of an exhibition at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels entitled Watteau, la lecon de musique. It invites the listener to discover the music that is eve...
|Verdi: Attila. Mariinsky Orchestra, Gergiev (dvd)|
Label: Mariinsky Catalog: MAR 0534 Format: DVD
Anna Markarova (soprano), Sergei Skorokhodov (tenor), Vladislav Sulimsky (baritone), Ildar Abdrazakov (bass), Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev
In celebration of Verdi's anniversary year, the Mariinsky label presents a high-definition video recording of Verdi's Attila, led by maestro Valery Gergiev, produced by Arturo Gama and featuring ...
|Milano: Works For Lute - O'dette|
Label: harmonia mundi Catalog: HMU 907557 Format: CD
Paul O'Dette (lute)
MILANOIl Divino - Lute Music
Francesco da Milano (dubbed "Il Divino") was celebrated as the pre-eminent composer of lute music in Renaissance Italy. He was widely published in his lifetime and remained popular across Europe ...
|Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos.17 & 27. Hewitt|
Label: Hyperion Catalog: CDA67919 Format: CD
Angela Hewitt (piano), Orchestra da Camera di Mantova, Hannu Lintu
MOZART Piano Concertos Nos.17 & 27
On this second release in the series, virtuoso pianist Angela Hewitt turns to two of Mozart's greatest and most popular concertos. Together with her frequent collaborators, the Orchestra da Camera...
|Glass: Cello Concerto No.2. Haimovitz, Cincinnati|
Label: Orange Mountain Catalog: OMM 0087 Format: CD
Matt Haimovitz (cello), Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Dennis Russell Davies
GLASS Cello Concerto No.2 "Naqoyqatsi"
In 2001, Philip Glass composed the music for the film Naqoyqatsi: Life as War. It was the last film in a trilogy by director Godfrey Reggio that featured only images and music. When the Cincinnati ...
|Kissine: Between Two Waves, Duo / Kremer|
Label: ECM Catalog: B001830602 Format: CD
Kremerata Baltica, Roman Kofman
Kissine: Between Two Waves, Concerto for piano and string orchestra Andrius Zlabys (piano) Duo (after Osip Mandelstam) for viola and violoncello Daniil Grishin (viola) & Giedre Dirva...
Following on from Victor Kissine’s luminous orchestration of Schubert’s String Quartet in G Major (4761939) and his own Zerkalo with Gidon Kremer and friends (4764171), here is the first ECM al...
Label: ECM Catalog: B001808302 Format: CD
Quartetto Prometeo: Giulio Rovighi, Aldo Campagnari, Massimo Piva (viola), Francesco Dillon (cello)
1. Contrapunctus I (2007-08) (Johann Sebastian Bach) Quattro Pezzi Spagnoli (2009) based on original compositions for guitar 2. Lágrima (Francisco Tárrega) 3. El Testament d'Amelia (Mig...
The ‘Re-inventions’ heard on this captivating recording comprise the last dream project of the Italian bassist/composer Stefano Scodanibbio (1956-2012). Performed by Quartetto Prometeo, the...
|Archiv Produktion 1947-2013|
Label: ARCHIV Catalog: 4791045 Format: CD
A celebration of the pioneering early music label Archiv, offering 55CDs ranged across the label’s entire 66-year history. Beautiful presentation, original jacket sleeves and documentation to the...
|Julia Lezhneva: Alleluia|
Label: DECCA Catalog: 4785242 Format: CD
Label: Wigmore Catalog: WHLIVE0057 Format: CD
Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano; Julius Drake, piano
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Winterreise D911 (1828)
British mezzo-soprano Alice Coote is acclaimed around the world for her commanding performances in opera, concert and recital, in repertoire spanning from the Baroque to contemporary music. A regul...
|Simon Trpceski Plays Schubert / Bach / Liszt|
Label: Wigmore Catalog: WHLIVE0058 Format: CD
Simon Trpceski, piano
Franz Schubert: 16 Deutsche Tänze, D783 / Fantasie in C, D 760 ("Wanderer")
JS Bach, trans. Franz Liszt: Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543
Franz Liszt: Sonetto 104 del Petrarca (from D...
Praised by the Los Angeles Times for his grace, eloquence and the 'understated beauty of his tone', Macedonian pianist Simon Trpceski shot to fame after winning the London International Piano Com...
|V 3: Sonate Da Camera|
Label: ATMA Catalog: ACD2 2626 Format: CD
Notturna ensemble returns with the third volume in its Sonate de camera series devoted to the music of Johann Gottlieb Janitsch (1708 to 1763). Under the direction of oboist Christopher Palameta, N...
|V 28: Cantatas: City Of London|
Label: SDG Catalog: SDG 185 Format: CD
Lenneke Ruiten (soprano), Meg Bragle (contralto), Andrew Tortise (tenor), Dietrich Henschel (baritone) The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner
Recorded in the City of London in 2012, this album features the missing cantatas from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage: the Ascension Cantatas. They were recorded live at St Giles Cripplegate (one of...
|Lechner: Festive Mass & Motets |
Label: Christopho Catalog: CHR77367 Format: CD
Ensemble officium, Ensemble Gabinetto Armonico, Wilfried Rombach
Leonhard Lechner (c.1553-1606)
Festive Mass & Motets
Leonhard Lechner has until now been rather ignored on recorded releases; he is only known as the composer of secular German lied movements or his rather academic "German Proverbs of Life and Death...
|12 String Quartets|
Label: ATM Catalog: ACD2 2672 Format: CD
The multi award-winning Molinari Quartet returns with its third recording dedicated to the chamber music of R. Murray Schafer. The quartet’s 2003 recording of Schafer's Quartet no. 8, Theseus, B...
|Amy Dickson: Dusk & Dawn|
Label: SONY CLASSICAL Catalog: 88725479572 Format: CD
With her new album, Dusk & Dawn, classical saxophonist Amy Dickson introduces a new side to the instrument and takes the listener on an unexpected sojourn through beautiful, lush, romantic music. I...
|Wagner At The Met: Legendary Performances From The|
Label: SONY CLASSICAL Catalog: 887654271723 Format: CD
1. Der fliegende Holländer 1950 Hans Hotter (DerHolländer), Astrid Varnay (Senta), Set Svanholm (Erik), Sven Nilsson (Daland), Hertha Glaz (Mary), Thomas Hayward (Steuermann) Fritz Reine...
Richard Wagner's operatic masterpieces - including the complete Ring Cycle - captured live in historic broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera. With casts that include such celebrated Wagnerians as...
|Montserrat Caballe:the Diva|
Label: SONY CLASSICAL Catalog: 887254883425 Format: CD
Montserrat Caballé (soprano)
This is a x6 CD budget-priced boxset, released to celebrate the 80th birthday & career of opera's last great diva, Montserrat Caballe. Contents: Disc 1 - Rossini & Donizetti. Disc 2 - Bellini & Ve...
|The Heifetz Piatigorsky Concerts|
Label: RCA RED SEAL Catalog: 887254514527 Format: CD
Jascha Heifetz (violin), Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
This is the first ever complete collection of the legendary Heifetz-Piatigorsky concerts. A budget priced, 21-CD boxed set in deluxe clamshell box with standard cardboard sleeves, with facsimile sl...
|Chopin: Etudes / Lisiecki|
Label: DG Catalog: 4791039 Format: CD
Jan Lisiecki, who this month celebrates his 18th birthday, has fascinated and won over the musical world with the maturity and depth of his playing. Following up on his DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON debut re...
|Britten: Chamber And Instrumental Works|
Label: EMI Catalog: 5099901514926 Format: CD
Suites for cello solo, Nos. 1-3 Truls Mork String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 25 Endellion String Quartet String Quartet No. 2 in C major, Op. 36 Endellion String Quartet String...
Britten had a great affinity with chamber music from an early age; it provided him with the perfect medium for experimenting with and assimilating a wide variety of musical styles and techniques. F...
|Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps, Wind Symphony /|
Label: EMI Catalog: 5099972361122 Format: CD
May 2013 BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE ***** “the physical impact here of maximum Berlin Philharmonic firepower is part of what the music itself calls for...Compared to the clotted cream sonorities in evidence here, Rattle's CBSO recording is far truer to the music's poised incisiveness and grace. But his new reading of The Rite of Spring with the Berlin Philharmonic is a formidable achieve...
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring Symphonies of Wind Instruments Apollon musagète
Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker, whose Grammy® award-winning accounts of Stravinsky's Symphony in C and Symphony of Psalms are among Gramophone magazine's Top 10 Stravinsky Reco...
Label: ANALEKTA Catalog: AN29849 Format: CD
Kent Nagano & Christian Gerhaher Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal (Artist), Christian Gerhaher (Performer), Gustav Mahler (Composer), Kent Nagano (Conductor), Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal (Orchestra)
Gustav Mahler was the first composer to enrich his lieder with orchestral depth. The ANALEKTA label now presents an awe-inspiring rendition of three cycles of lieder from Gustav Mahler sung by the ...
|Tokyo String Quartet - Beethoven Complete Quartets|
Label: RCA RED SEAL Catalog: 88691975782 Format: CD
Beethoven: Complete String Quartets
A 9-CD set!
|Mercury Living Presence Edition Vol.2 (55 Cd Set)|
Label: MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE Catalog: 4785092 Format: CD
Albéniz: Iberia, books 1-4 (complete) Albéniz, M P: Sonata in D Alford: Colonel Bogey March Eastman Wind Ensemble, Frederick Fennell Anderson, Leroy: Belle of the Ball E...
Volume 1 was is now a rare collector's item. Volume 2 is limited as well. Get it while you can!
This new collection of 55 CDs from the acclaimed label offers a wealth of recordings fro...
|Living Stereo Collection 60cd Set|
Label: RCA Catalog: 88765414972 Format: CD
This 60-disc box set contains 60 original ‘Living Stereo’ recordings This is the first time a comprehensive collection of these iconic recordings has been created. Each album comes comple...
|Anna Prohaska: Enchanted Forest|
Label: ARCHIV Catalog: 4790077 Format: CD
Anna Prohaska (soprano) Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen
Cavalli: Restino imbalsamate (from La Calisto) O piu d'ogni ricchezza (from Gli Amori d'Apollo e di Dafne) Handel: Combattuta da due venti (from Giova in Argo) Felicissima quest'al...
Anna Prohaska possesses a beautiful voice, perfect technique, interpretive originality, and genuine charisma and character. Singing Baroque arias by Cavalli, Handel, Monteverdi, Morley, Purcell...
|Lecuona - Piano Music And Selected Songs|
Label: BIS Catalog: CD1854 Format: CD
Ernesto Lecuona (1895-1963)
Rapsodia Negra for piano and orchestra
Andalucía (Suite espagnole); Ante el Escorial; Zambra gitana; Aragonesa; Granada; Zambra; San Francisco el Gr...
Released in 1995 - the centenary of Ernesto Lecuona's birth - the first instalment of Thomas Tirino's pioneering survey of the composer's piano music caused a sensation. All but forgotten (with ...
|Stefano Battaglia: Songways|
Label: ECM Catalog: B001799802 Format: CD
Stefano Battaglia Trio: Drums - Roberto Dani Double Bass - Salvatore Maiore Piano - Stefano Battaglia
1 Euphonia Elegy - 12:11 2 Ismaro - 5:09 3 Vondervotteimittis - 7:22 4 Armonia - 13:50 5 Mildendo Wide Song - 6:09 6 Monte Analogo - 6:51 7 Abdias - 3:40 8 Songways - 8:...
In some ways, Songways is a logical extension of the Stefano Battaglia Trio's immediate predecessor, 2011's River of Anyder. It is only the second date by this fine trio, whose other members are ...
|Beethoven: Piano Sonatas - Yundi|
Label: DG Catalog: 4765049 Format: CD
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 ‘Moonlight' Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 'Appassionata' Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 'Pathetique...
YUNDI makes his return to Universal and DG conquering new grounds with his first ever Beethoven recording. The album fouces on the composer’s most beloved and romantic piano works, the three name...
|Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 1-4 / Lisitsa|
Label: DECCA Catalog: 4784890 Format: CD
Valentina Lisitsa (piano) London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Francis
Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-4 (complete) Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
Very much an artist of the twenty-first century, Ukranian-born Lisitsa secured a vast global audience purely through social media. She quickly became one of the most viewed pianists on YouTube with...
|Haydn: Piano Concertos Nos. 3, 4 & 11 |
Label: Hyperion Catalog: CDA67925 Format: CD
Marc-André Hamelin (piano) Les Violons du Roy, Bernard Labadie
Haydn: 1. Keyboard Concerto No. 11 in D major, HobXVIII:11 cadenzas by Wanda Landowska, 2. Keyboard Concerto No. 3 in F major with French horns and strings, Hob.XVIII:3 cadenzas by M...
Marc-André Hamelin has proved himself—in three lauded volumes of Haydn’s piano sonatas—to be a formidable Haydn pianist, combining style, exuberance and dazzling technique with a palpable se...
|The John Eliot Gardiner Collection|
Label: DG Catalog: 4791044 Format: CD
Sir John Eliot Gardiner
SIR JOHN ELIOT GARDINER CELEBRATES HIS 70th BIRTHDAY IN STYLE 30-CD box, in the packaging-style of the Messiaen Edition of 2008: tremendous value for this calibre of recorded material. Origi...
|Klemperer Edition: Wagner, R. Strauss|
Label: EMI Catalog: 5099924846820 Format: CD
Philharmonia Orchestra, New Philharmonia Orchestra (Walküre extracts), Otto Klemperer
This 5-CD collection sees Otto Klemperer lead the Philharmonia and New Philharmonia orchestras in compelling performances of works by Wagner and Richard Strauss. The set features highlights from ea...
|Vaughan-williams: Complete Emi With Adrian Boult|
Label: EMI Catalog: 5099990356728 Format: CD
2013 marks the 30th anniversary of the passing of English conductor Sir Adrian Boult. This comprehensive 13-CD box-set contains Boult's complete Vaughan Williams EMI recordings. Boult was known fo...
|Klemperer Edition: Mozart Operas|
Label: EMI Catalog: 5099940437828 Format: CD
1. Le nozze di Figaro, K492 recorded January 1970 Gabriel Bacquier (Count Almaviva), Elisabeth Söderström (Countess Almaviva), Reri Grist (Susanna), Geraint Evans (Figaro), Teresa Berganza ...
This collection showcases four of Mozart’s most celebrated operas, Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte and Die Zauberflöte, with the inimitable Otto Klemperer at the helm. Featurin...
|Mediterraneo : L’arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar|
Label: VIRGIN Catalog: 5099946454928 Format: CD
1. Are mou Rindineddha by Traditional Performer: Aikaterini Papadopoulou (Voice), Vincenzo Capezzuto (Voice) 2. Sem saber by Carlos Paredes Performer: Misia (Voice) 3. Has...
Christina Pluhar and l'Arpeggiata invite you on a musical cruise that will take you from Portugal to Turkey, following the coasts of Spain, Catalonia, Greece, and Italy, caressed by the rocking of...
|Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 / Nezet-seguin |
Label: ATMA Catalog: ACD22639 Format: CD
ORCHESTRE METROPOLITAIN; NEZET-SEGUIN
With yesterday’s release of Symphony No. 6, Nézet-Séguin and his Orchestre Métropolitain are now past the halfway point in this epic survey, having already recorded Nos 4, 7, 8 and 9. From ...
|Stile Antico: Passion & Resurrection |
Label: harmonia mundi Catalog: HMU807555 Format: SACD / CD Hybrid
Byrd: In resurrectione tua Cornyshe: Woefully arrayed Crecquillon: Congratulamini mihi Gibbons, O: Hosanna to the son of David I am the Resurrection Guerrero: Maria Mag...
The award-winning, highly-acclaimed English choral ensemble Stile Antico presents Passion and Resurrection, an album featuring texts inspired by the dramatic events of Holy Week and Easter set to m...
|Bach: St. John Passion. Oae/layton|
Label: Hyperion Catalog: CDA67901 Format: CD
Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Iestyn Davies (counter-tenor), Ian Bostridge (tenor), Nicholas Mulroy (tenor), Neil Davies (bass), Roderick Williams (bass), Polyphony, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Stephen Layton
Composed by: , ,
Bach, J.S.: St. John Passion, ,
Stephen Layton leads the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and his own superb choral ensemble Polyphony in a powerful performance of Bach's most dramatic masterpiece, the St. John Passion. Joi...
|Wieniawski, Conus: Violin Concertos. Park/milton|
Label: Onyx Classics Catalog: ONYX4109 Format: CD
Soo-Hyun Park (violin), Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Nicholas Milton
Composed by: , ,
Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No.1; Conus: Violin Concerto in E minor; Vieuxtemps: Fantasia appassionata, ,
Winner of the Group Edmond de Rothschild award at the 2012 Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, Korean violinist Soo Hyun Park makes her recording debut with this program of virtuoso works for violin and or...
|Prokofiev The War Sonatas, Nos. 6-8. Kozhukhin|
Label: Onyx Classics Catalog: ONYX4111 Format: CD
Denis Kozhukhin (piano)
Composed by: , ,
Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Nos.6, 7 & 8, ,
"Dynamite," "explosive and volatile," and "phenomenal" are just a few of the superlatives used to describe pianist Denis Kozhukhin's Prokofiev interpretations. The first prize winner at the ...
|Franck, R.strauss: Violin Sonatas. Dumay/lortie|
Label: Onyx Classics Catalog: ONYX4096 Format: CD
Augustin Dumay (violin), Louis Lortie (piano)
Franck: Violin Sonata, MÃ©lancolie, Prelude Fugue & Variation; Strauss: Violin Sonata, Auf stillem Waldespfad Op.9 No.1 (arranged by Jascha Heifetz)
Franck's passionate and sunny Violin Sonata has long been regarded as one of the greatest in the repertoire, and is the work of a composer at the height of his powers. Richard Strauss's Violin So...
|Beethoven: Piano Sonatas 4, 14, 24. Biss|
Label: Onyx Classics Catalog: ONYX 4094 Format: COMPACT DISC
Jonathan Biss (piano)
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos.4, 14 & 24, Fantasy, Op.77
American pianist Jonathan Biss is widely regarded for his artistry and deeply felt interpretations, and has won international recognition for his concerto, recital, and chamber music performances a...
|The Tallis Scholars : Renaissance Radio|
Label: Gimell Catalog: CDGIM212 Format: COMPACT DISC
Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips
Allegri: Miserere mei, Deus Brumel, A: Agnus Dei (Missa Et ecce terrae motus) Byrd: Mass for four voices - Agnus Dei O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth ...
When Peter Phillips founded The Tallis Scholars in 1973, sacred vocal music from the Renaissance was seldom heard on the radio. Now it is firmly established as one of the great repertoires of Weste...
|Messiaen, Saariaho: The Edge Of Light. Cheng/calde |
Label: harmonia mundi Catalog: HMU 907578 Format: CD
Gloria Cheng (piano), Calder Quartet
Messiaen: 8 Preludes, Piece pour piano et quatuor a cordes; Saariaho: Prelude, Ballade, Je sens un deuxieme coeur
GRAMMY® Award winning pianist Gloria Cheng brings her probing and insightful style to a fascinating program that couples the brilliant and colorful works of Olivier Messiaen with the darkly radian...
|Berlioz: Requiem. Lso/davis (sacd) |
Label: LSO Live Catalog: LSO 0729 Format: SACD / CD Hybrid
Barry Banks (tenor), London Symphony Chorus, London Philharmonic Choir, Sir Colin Davis
Composed by: , ,
Berlioz: Grande Messe des morts, ,
Sir Colin Davis is a revered Berlioz expert and his LSO Live Berlioz recordings have been among the most widely acclaimed classical recordings of recent years. The release of the monumental Grande ...
|Glass: Symphony #3, The Hours|
Label: Orange Mountain Catalog: OMM0086 Format: CD
Michael Riesman (piano), Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Anne Manson
Glass: Symphony No.3, The Hours
In this new recording made at Canada's famous Glenn Gould Studio at the CBC in Toronto, Glass-champion conductor Anne Manson collaborates with pianist Michael Riesman and her own Manitoba Chamber ...
|Pendericki, Lutoslawski: String Quartets. Royal St |
Label: Hyperion Catalog: CDA 67943 Format: CD
Royal String Quartet
Composed by: , ,
Penderecki: String Quartets Nos.1-3, Lutoslawski: String Quartet, ,
The Royal String Quartet, a wonderful young Polish ensemble, continues its exploration of the string quartet repertoire of its homeland with this album of music by two giants of the twentieth centu...
|Glazunov, Schoeck: Violin Works. Hanslip/odsi/vede|
Label: Hyperion Catalog: CDA 67940 Format: CD
Chloe Hanslip (violin), Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Alexander Vedernikov
Composed by: , ,
Glazunov: Violin Concerto Op.82, Meditation Op.32, Marzuka-oberek; Schoeck: Concerto quasi una fantasia Op.21, ,
The latest release in Hyperion's acclaimed Romantic Violin Concerto series features the brilliant young English violinist Chloe Hanslip, who once again displays her usual insouciant virtuosity and...
|Wilhelm Kempff: The Concerto Recordings|
Label: DG Catalog: 4791133 Format: CD
Last year it was the Kempff solo recordings which brightened up our winter days at the start of the new year and sold nearly 6,000 copies of the 35-CD box. Now for the first time, comes a compac...
|Ashkenazy: 50 Years Of Decca|
Label: DECCA Catalog: 4785093 Format: CD
Original Jacket Collection
Decca Classics releases ‘Ashkenazy: 50 Years on Decca’ on 4 March 2013, a limited edition box-set comprised of 50 CDs to celebrate the label’s remarkable 50-year recording partnership with Vl...
|Mendelssohn: Piano Works - Kuerti|
Label: DHR Catalog: DHR6010 Format: CD
|Van Cliburn: The Complete Album Collection|
Label: RCA RED SEAL Catalog: 887654072320 Format: CD
CD 1 Tchaikovsky - Concerto No. 1 CD 2 Rachmaninoff - Concerto No. 3 CD 3 Schumann - Concerto- Chicago Symphony Orchestra CD 4 Prokofiev - Concerto No. 3 & Mac Dowell - Concerto No. 2 ...
28CD & 1DVD Released on the RCA Red Seal label, this stunning budget-priced boxset brings together for the first time, all the live & studio recordings of legendary pianist Harvey Lavan 'Van' ...
|Van Cliburn - Concert Pianist|
Label: RCA Catalog: 887654145192 Format: DVD
Van Cliburn (piano); Dan Rather (narrator)
|Cecilia Bartoli: Mission|
Label: DECCA Catalog: 0743604 Format: DVD
Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo) I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis
Autumn 2012 marks the release of Mission, a sensational new album from the world’s best-selling classical artist, Cecilia Bartoli, and a project with international politics, religious conflict, d...
|Wagner: Arias / Klaus Florian Vogt|
Label: SONY CLASSICAL Catalog: 887654451521 Format: CD
Klaus Florian Vogt (tenor) Bamberger Symphoniker, Jonathan Nott
Wagner: Fanget an! (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) Am stillen Herd (from Die Meistersinger) Mein lieber Schwan (from Lohengrin) Amfortas! Die Wunde! (from Parsifal) Nur eine W...
“…the timbre rewards the ear with its clarity, youthfulness and affecting sweetness” International Record Review on ‘Helden’ “…delightful, fleet nimbleness…” The Independent ...
|The Sound Of Pablo Casals|
Label: EMI CLASSICS Catalog: 780032 Format: CD
Bach, J S: Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV1007 Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV1011 Cello Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV1012 Andante from Violin Sonata No. 2 arr. Siloti with Blas ...
The greatest cellist of the early 20th century, Pablo Casals is renowned for the inimitably beautiful timbre and expressive range of his playing. This extensive collection brings together his class...
|Icon: Arturo Toscanini - The Hmv Recordings|
Label: EMI CLASSICS Catalog: 233342 Format: CD
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21 Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 'Pastoral' Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60 Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 Leonore Overture N...
Known simply as ‘The Maestro’, Toscanini attracted adoring fans wherever and whenever he performed and his visit to London in 1935 was nothing short of a sensation, quickly becoming the hottest...
|Poulenc: Chamber Music- Jalbert|
Label: ATMA Catalog: ACD2 2646 Format: CD
• Francis Poulenc’s catalogue contains some 200 works, consisting of mostly of vocal music (operas, sacred music, and songs). It also includes many pieces for piano, four concertos, music for t...
|Palestrina: Volume 3 / The Sixteen, Christophers |
Label: CORO Catalog: COR16106 Format: CD
Harry Christophers & The Sixteen
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Stabat Mater a 8 / Regina caeli a 8 / Hymn: Ad caenam agni providi; Missa Regina caeli; Offertories for the Easter period: Confitebor tibi Domine / Terra tremuit...
17th February 2013 The Sunday Times “[the Missa Regina Caeli is] given a polished, carefully paced and highly sensitive reading here. The singers invest as much emotional intensity in one o...
|Rachmaninov: Rarities / Ashkenazy|
Label: DECCA Catalog: 4782939 Format: CD
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
Rachmaninov: Piano Piece in A flat major, Morceaux de Salon, Op. 10, Three Nocturnes, Song without words, Canon in E minor, Fuga in D minor (1891), Four Pieces (?1888), P...
Legendary Russian pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy is considered the pre-eminent interpreter of Rachmaninov’s music, and as he marked his seventy-fifth birthday (6 July 2012), he recorded a final album...
|Mozart : Lucio Silla / Schreier, Hager|
Label: DG Catalog: 4791248 Format: CD
Peter Schreier (Lucio Silla), Arleen Augér (Giunia), Edith Mathis (Cinna), Julia Varady (Cecilio), Helen Donath (Celia) Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Salzburger Rundfunk- und Mozarteumchor, Leopold Hager
Gramophone Magazine: “Leopold Hager ... paces the arias admirably and draws clean, euphonious playing from the Mozarteum Orchestra. … The cast could scarcely be bettered, as the presence o...
|Happy New Year 2013 From Dresden / Thielemann|
Label: INTERSCOPE Catalog: 0734925 Format: DVD
Ingeborg Schöpf (soprano), Piotr Beczala (tenor) Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann
Kalman: Gräfin Mariza: Overture Höre ich Zigeunergeigen (from Gräfin Mariza) Komm, Zigány! [Countess Mariza] Einmal möcht' ich wieder tanze (from Gräfin Mariza) Die Bajader...
Thielemann’s annual Operetta Gala is THE New Year’s tradition in the making, presenting the sparkling treasures of the popular operetta repertoire – magnificent, familiar music and great arti...
|Happy New Year From Dresden / Thielemann|
Label: INTERSCOPE Catalog: 4790929 Format: CD/DVD
Ingeborg Schöpf (soprano), Piotr Beczala (tenor) Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann
Die Operettengala aus Dresden (The Operetta Gala from Dresden)
CD & DVD Thielemann’s annual Operetta Gala is THE New Year’s tradition in the making, presenting the sparkling treasures of the popular operetta repertoire – magnificent, familiar music an...
|Adams: Nixon In China|
Label: NONESUCH Catalog: 22532291 Format: BLU RAY
James Maddalena (Richard Nixon), Janis Kelly (Pat), Kathleen Kim (Chiang Ch'ing), Robert Brubaker (Mao Tse-tung), Russell Braun (Chou En-lai) & Richard Paul Fink (Henry Kissinger)
Nonesuch Records releases the Metropolitan Opera's performance of John Adams' Nixon in China, with the composer conducting, on Blu-ray and DVD together in one package on November 19. The Met's p...
Menus: English Picture Format: 1080i 29.97 HD 16:9 Colour Mode: Color Region Code: All Region Disc Format: BD25 Duration: 177 mins Sound: (1) Dolby TrueHD 24-bit Surround (2) Do...
|New Year's Concert 2013|
Label: SONY CLASSICAL Catalog: 88765442229 Format: BLU RAY
Wiener Philharmoniker, Franz Welser-Möst
Hellmesberger: In Confidence - Polka-mazur, Op. 15 Lanner: Steyrische Tänze, Op. 165 Strauss, J, I: Erinnerung an Ernst oder Der Carneval in Venedig, Op. 126 ...
"This was one of the most beautiful New Year's Concerts since Karajan and Kleiber. Franz Welser-Möst knows how the music of the Strauss-dynasty, the music of Lanner and Hellmesberger has to soun...
|New Tear's Concert 2013|
Label: SONY CLASSICAL Catalog: 88765440739 Format: DVD
Wiener Philharmoniker, Franz Welser-Möst
Hellmesberger: In Confidence - Polka-mazur, Op. 15 Lanner: Steyrische Tänze, Op. 165 Strauss, J, I: Erinnerung an Ernst oder Der Carneval in Venedig, Op. ...
“Welser-Möst can cut a curiously professorial figure, but the playing he gets from the orchestra really sparkles in an offbeat programme that includes 11 New Year’s Day premieres” Sunday Tim...
|Verdi: Il Trovatore / Met Hd Radvanovsky|
Label: DG Catalog: 0734797 Format: BLU RAY
Marcelo Álvarez (Manrico), Sondra Radvanovsky (Leonora), Dolora Zajick (Azucena), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Il Conte di Luna), Stefan Kocán (Ferrando) The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Marco Armiliato
Production by David McVicar David McVicar's acclaimed production employs a spectacular revolving set to bring a powerful new momentum to Verdi's dark drama of love and revenge. The opera featu...
|Katherine Jenkins: L'amour|
Label: DECCA Catalog: 4810100 Format: CD
1Time to Say Goodbye 2Canto della Terra 3Sweetest Love 4Secret Love 5Questo e Per Te 6Absence 7Le Cose Che Sei Per Me 8How Do You Leave the One You Love 9Shout in Silence 10Il Canto 11Mon...
|Mussorgsky: Pictures From An Exhibition. Osborne|
Label: Hyperion Catalog: CDA67896 Format: COMPACT DISC
Mussorgsky: Pictures from an Exhibition; Prokofiev: Sarcasms, Visions fugitives
Steven Osborne is one of the finest pianists recording today. His recent release of Rachmaninov's Preludes was critically acclaimed as the greatest modern version since Ashkenazy. Now he turns to ...
|Wagner. Die Walkure / Gergiev|
Label: Mariinsky Catalog: MAR 0527 Format: SACD / CD Hybrid
Anja Kampe (soprano), Nina Stemme (soprano), Ekaterina Gubanova (mezzo-soprano), Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), RenÃ© Pape (bass), Mikhail Petrenko (bass), Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev
Wagner: Die WalkÃ¼re
The Mariinsky label presents its most ambitious project to date - the first release in a complete cycle of Richard Wagner's epic Der Ring des Nibelungen, conducted by Valery Gergiev. Recorded in t...
|Andrea Bocelli: Passione|
Label: POLYDOR Catalog: B001758602 Format: CD
2013 album from the acclaimed Italian tenor, Produced by David Foster, the album includes duets with Jennifer Lopez and Nelly Furtado. When Andrea Bocelli was a teenager, he spent six nights a week...
|Joseph Calleja: Be My Love - A Tribute To Mario La |
Label: DECCA Catalog: 4783531 Format: CD
Joseph Calleja (tenor) BBC Concert Orchestra, Steven Mercurio
Because you're mine Bixio: Parlami d'amore Mariù Bizet: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée (from Carmen) Brodszky: Be My Love Giordano, U: Amor ti vieta (from Fe...
Gramophone Artist of the Year 2012!
Blessed with “a golden-age voice” (The Sunday Times) that routinely inspires comparisons with legendary singers from earlier eras, Joseph Calleja...
|Britten: Les Illuminations / Thompson|
Label: Channel Classics Catalog: CCSSA32213 Format: SACD / CD Hybrid
Barbara Hannigan (soprano), James Gilchrist (tenor), Jasper de Waal (horn), Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Candida Thompson
Britten: Les Illuminations Op.18, Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge Op.10, Serenade Op.31, Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal
2013 marks the centenary of the birth of composer Benjamin Britten, and this fascinating collection from Channel Classics features a selection of works that demonstrate perfectly his brilliant mann...
|Brundibar. The Nash Ensemble|
Label: Hyperion Catalog: CDA67973 Format: CD
The Nash Ensemble presents a program of works written at the Theresienstadt concentration camp by four Jewish composers who went on to be killed at Auschwitz, their music forgotten. In recent years...
|Nielson: Symphonies Nos.2 & 3 / Davis|
Label: LSO Live Catalog: LSO0722 Format: SACD HYBRID
Lucy Hall (soprano), Marcus Farnsworth (baritone), London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis
Nielsen: Symphonies Nos.2 & 3
With this eagerly awaited recording of Symphonies Nos.2 & 3, Sir Colin Davis completes his enlightening Nielsen symphony cycle. The first title in the series, Symphonies Nos.4 & 5, was Editor's Ch...
|Canciones Espanolas. Schwartz/martineau|
Label: Hyperion Catalog: CDA67954 Format: CD
Sylvia Schwartz (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Granados: La maja y el ruiseÃ±or, Tonadillas en estilo antiguo; Guridi: Seis canciones castellanas; Turina: Tres poemas, Abril, Maig; Montsalvatge: Cinco canciones negras
On this album the young Spanish soprano Sylvia Schwartz, accompanied by pianist Malcolm Martineau, offers a deeply seductive collection of romantic Spanish songs. The recording includes works by Gr...
|Schubert: Erlkonig. Goerne/haefliger|
Label: harmonia mundi Catalog: HMC902141 Format: CD
Matthias Goerne (baritone), Andreas Haefliger (piano)
The seventh volume in baritone Matthias Goerne's superb Schubert lieder series features some of the composer's most famous and beloved songs, including the title work, the dramatic and powerful E...
|Bach: Flute Sonatas. Oliva/hewitt|
Label: Hyperion Catalog: CDA67897 Format: CD
Andrea Oliva (flute), Angela Hewitt (piano)
Bach, J.S.: Flute Sonatas
Fans of pianist Angela Hewitt will be delighted to hear her in a chamber music setting, accompanying Andrea Oliva (who was described as "one of the best flutists of his generation" by Sir James G...
|Gesualdo: Sacrae Cantiones Book 2|
Label: harmonia mundi Catalog: HMC902123 Format: CD
VocalConsort Berlin, James Wood
Gesualdo: Sacrae Cantiones - Liber secundus
Renaissance composer Carlo Gesualdo is known for his intensely expressive madrigals and sacred music that use a chromatic language not heard again until the late 19th century. As we commemorate the...
|Brahms: Violin Concerto / Batiashvili |
Label: DG Catalog: 4790086 Format: CD
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann Schumann, Clara: Romances (3), Op. 22 with Alice Sara Ott (piano)
Following her critically hailed Deutsche Grammophon debut, Echoes of Time – and growing acclaim for her concert appearances – violin virtuosa Lisa Batiashvili meets every challenge of Brahms’...
|Incolf Wunder :300 |
Label: UNIVERSAL RECORDS Catalog: 4790084 Format: CD
Ingolf Wunder (piano)
Chopin: Berceuse in D flat major, Op. 57 Debussy: Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque) Horowitz: Danse excentrique Koczalski: Valse Fantaisie...
Ingolf Wunder returns with a unique follow-up, 300, three centuries of piano styles – from Scarlatti to Morricone. Ingolf Wunder adores fun, melodic pieces that demand exceptional flair and vi...
|Mussorgsky: Pictures, Schubert: Sonata D850 / Ott |
Label: DG Catalog: 4790088 Format: CD
Alice Sarah Ott
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (piano version) Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 17 in D major, D850
Rising star Alice Sara Ott’s new recording documents her summer 2012 rite of passage debut at the prestigious White Nights Festival. Alice Sara Ott’s challenging programme centers upon Musso...
|Verdi: Arias - Rolando Villazon|
Label: DG Catalog: 4779460 Format: CD
Rolando Villazon (tenor) Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Torino, Gianandrea Noseda
Verdi: Ciel, che feci! (from Oberto) Qui ti rimani alquanto…Brezza del suol natio…Dal più remoto esilio…Odio solo, ed odio atroce (from I Due Foscari) Brindisi I orchestrat...
Released to coincide with Verdi’s anniversary year (1813 to 2013.) A unique and carefully-crafted personal selection of Verdi arias and songs that takes us on a musical journey from Verdi's earl...
|Vivica Genaux: Hasse, Handel, A Tribute To Faustin|
Label: DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI Catalog: 88691944592 Format: CD
Vivica Genaux (mezzo) Cappella Gabetta, Andrés Gabetta
Handel: Mi lusinga il dolce affetto (from Alcina) Parmi che giunta in porto (from Radamisto) Ti pentirai, crudel (Tolomeo, re di Egitto) Hasse, J A: Qual di voi…Pi...
Mezzo-soprano Faustina Bordoni was considered to be one of the greatest singers of the first half of the C18th, entrancing audiences in Italy and throughout Europe and commanding huge fees. All of ...
|Vinci: Artaserse / Jaroussky, Cencic|
Label: VIRGIN Catalog: 5099960286925 Format: CD
Philippe Jaroussky (Artaserse), Max Emanuel Cencic (Mandane), Franco Fagioli (Arbace), Valer Barna-Sabadus (Semira), Yuriy Mynenko (Megabise), Daniel Behle (Artabano) Concerto Köln & Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Lugano, Diego Fasolis
No less than five brilliant countertenors – including Max Emanuel Cencic and Philippe Jaroussky – join conductor Diego Fasolis and Concerto Köln for Artaserse by Leonardo Vinci (1690-1730). In...
|Olivier Messiaen: Complete Edition|
Label: DG Catalog: 4801333 Format: CD
This set has been discontinued by Deutsche Grammophon and can no longer be ordered!
Artists: Pierre-Laurent Aimard . John Alldis Choir . Martha Argerich . Daniel Barenboïm . Noelle Barker . Pierre Boulez / The Cleveland Orchestra . Catherine Cantin . Riccardo Chailly / Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra . Myung-Whun Chung / Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France . Myung-Whun Chung / O...
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This set has been discontinued by Deutsche Grammophon and can no longer be ordered! These are the last 3 copies in Canada! Brand New and still factory...
|Milestones - 30 Years Of Chandos|
Label: CHANDOS Catalog: ANNI0030 Format: CD
A 30 CD retrospective of the history-to-date of Chandos records. This limited edition set highlights the best this label has to offer, order yours today!!!
On sale for Half Price!
Milestones' set comprises of the following recordings: Bax: Symphony No. 4, etc. ~ Ulster Orchestra, Thomson, Boulanger: Choral works ~ BBC Philharmonic, Tortelier, Chopin: Études ~ Louis Lort...
Gramophone Re-Issue of the Month - May 2009
Chandos Records celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2009. Founded in 1979 by Brian Couzens, Chandos quickly established itself as one of the world's...
|Mischa Maisky: 10 Classic Albums|
Label: DG Catalog: 4791121 Format: CD
Mischa Maisky will be 65 on 10 January 2013; he made his first recording for Deutsche Grammophon 30 years ago; and he left the Soviet Union 40 years ago. 10 Classic DG Albums, balanced carefully...
|Maurizio Pollini: Concertos|
Label: DG Catalog: 4790913 Format: CD
Maurizio Pollini’s own selection of his concerto recordings of Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms made over a period of over 30 years with Deutsche Grammophon. Everything is here from the classic Mo...
|Max Cencic: Venezia - Opera Arias Of The Serenissi |
Label: VIRGIN Catalog: 5099946454522 Format: CD
Max Emanuel Cencic (countertenor) Il Pomo d'Oro, Riccardo Minasi
Albinoni: Pianta bella, pianta amata (from Il nascimento de l’Aurora) Caldara: Barbaro non comprendo (from Adriano in Siria) Gasparini: Dolce mio ben, mia vi...
“With these arias by Vivaldi and his lesser-known contemporaries I am hoping both to capture the musical tastes of Venice in the early 18th century and to recreate the moods and colours of a city...
|Verdi: Overtures & Preludes / Chailly |
Label: DECCA Catalog: 4783559 Format: CD
Chailly Filarmonica Della
Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani: Sinfonia Alzira: Sinfonia La traviata: Prelude to Act 1 Il corsaro - Prelude Act I Nabucco Overture Gerusalemme: Introduction Jerusalem: Airs...
Winner of the 2012 ECHO Award for “Conductor of the Year” and one of the world’s most respected maestros, Riccardo Chailly celebrates Verdi’s bicentenary year – and his own 60th birthday ...
|Wagner: Arias / Kaufmann |
Label: DECCA Catalog: 4785189 Format: CD
Jonas Kaufmann (tenor) Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Donald Runnicles
Wagner: Ein Schwert verhieß mir der Vater (from Die Walküre) Dass der mein Vater nicht ist (from Siegfried) Allmächt'ger Vater, blick herab! (from Rienzi) Inbrunst im Herzen (fro...
Kaufmann’s fifth solo album on Decca is specially recorded for the Wagner anniversary year by the world’s leading Wagner tenor. Kaufmann and Wagner is a classic combination: “For any Wagneria...
|Marie-nicole Lemieux: Meilleurs Moments|
Label: ANALEKTA Catalog: AN29763 Format: CD
Just a few notes of Marie-Nicole Lemieux’s velvety contralto is all it takes to fall under her spell. With her unique timbre, innate sense of musical line, profound mastery of text, astonishing c...
|Dvorak: Complete Symphonies & Symphonic Works |
Label: SUPRAPHON Catalog: SU4090-2 Format: CD
CZECH PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA; NEUMANN
Dvorak: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete) Symphonic Variations, Op. 78 In Nature's Realm Overture, Op. 91 Carnival Overture, Op. 92 Othello Overture, Op. 93 The Water Goblin, ...
Few other composers’ music enjoys such enormous popularity and is as frequently performed on stages worldwide and recorded as that of Antonín Dvořák. And it is the symphonic works that are con...
|Zelenka: Missa Nativitatis Domini / Musica Florea |
Label: SUPRAPHON Catalog: SU4111 Format: CD
Barbora Sojková (soprano), Markéta Cukrová (alto) & Tomáš Král (bass) Musica Florea (on period instruments), Marek Štryncl
Zelenka: Magnificat in C, ZWV107 O magnum mysterium. Motetto pro Nativitate, ZWV171 Missa Nativitatis Domini in D major, ZWV8 Chvalte Boha silného. Motetto (Ps 150), ZWV165
Lesser-known works of Jan Dismas Zelenka – music (not only) for Advent and Christmas. Following on from the previous two titles (Sepolcri, SU40682; Melodrama de Sancto Wenceslao, SU41132), Sup...
|Telemann - Ouvertures Pittoresques|
Label: BIS Catalog: SACD1979 Format: SACD / CD Hybrid
Arte dei Suonatori directed by Martin Gester
Georg Philipp Telemann: Ouverture in D major, TWV55:D15 for three oboes, strings and b.c.
Ouverture in B flat major, TWV55:B5 ('Völker-Ouvertüre') for strings and b.c.
Concerto polonois i...
Throughout a long and extremely productive career, Georg Philipp Telemann harboured a great affection for the overture-suite, consisting of a French overture followed by a number of dances and char...
|Christian Lindberg: Trombone Fantasy|
Label: BIS Catalog: CD1888 Format: CD
Christian Lindgerg, trombone; Taipei Chinese Orchestra; En Shao, conductor
Yiu-Kwong Chung (b.1956): Mongolian Fantasy
Traditional, arranged by Yiu-Kwong Chung: Cursing General Cao Cao
Christian Lindberg (b.1958): The Wild Rose for narrator and Chinese orchestra
|John Pickard - Tenebrae, Piano Concerto|
Label: BIS Catalog: CD1873 Format: CD
Fredrik Ullén, piano
Norrköping Symphony Orchestra / Martyn Brabbins
John Pickard (b.1963): Piano Concerto (1999-2000); Sea-Change for orchestra (1988-89); Tenebrae for orchestra (2008-09)
'A born master of the orchestra' is how the British composer John Pickard was described when BBC Music Magazine reviewed a previous disc of his orchestral music, while Fanfare called it 'essenti...
|David John Pike: Whither Must I Wander? |
Label: Signum Catalog: SIGCD314 Format: CD
David John Pike baritone; Isabelle Trüb, piano
English songs by Vaughan Williams, Finzi and Quilter
Centered around Vaughan Williams' Songs of Travel, this collection of English song brings together three now influential figures in the world of British music - Vaughan Williams, his contemporary ...
|Aho - Works For The Oboe|
Label: BIS Catalog: SACD1876 Format: SACD / CD Hybrid
Piet Van Bockstal, oboe
Lahti Symphony Orchestra / Martyn Brabbins
Yutaka Oya, piano
Kalevi Aho (b. 1949): Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra (2007); Solo IX for oboe (2010); Sonata for Oboe and Piano (1984-85)
For those who have followed the career of Kalevi Aho (for instance through the more than 20 discs of his music released on BIS), it will be clear that he enjoys large-scale projects. One such proje...
|Refractions, Choral Valen, Berg, Messiaen, Webern|
Label: BIS Catalog: SACD1970 Format: SACD HYBRID
Det Norske Solistkor (The Norwegian Soloists' Choir) / Grete Pedersen
Berit Norbakken Solset, soprano
Norwegian Radio Orchestra [Valen: Der 121. Psalm, Ave Maria]
Members of the Oslo Sinfonietta [Webern: Zwei Lieder; Valen: Kom regn]
Fartein Valen: Ave Maria for soprano and orchestra, Op.4; Hvad est du dog skiøn, Op.12; Kom regn fra det høie, Op.25; Der 121. Psalm for choir and orchestra (1911)
Olivier Messiaen: Cinq recha...
The cause of mirages as well as rainbows, refraction is an optical phenomenon which under certain circumstances allows us to see objects that are actually hidden behind the horizon - distant island...
|Steven Isserlis: Bloch, Bridge, Hough|
Label: BIS Catalog: SACD1992 Format: SACD HYBRID
Steven Isserlis, cello
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin / Hugh Wolff
*Tapiola Sinfonietta / Gábor Takács-Nagy
Ernest Bloch (1880-1959): Schelomo, Hebrew Rhapsody (1916)
Frank Bridge (1879-1941): Oration, Concerto Elegiaco (1930)
Stephen Hough (b. 1961): The Loneliest Wilderness (2005)*
Recognized as one of the great communicators on the concert stage today, Steven Isserlis has written the liner notes to this disc, his third release on BIS, noting that the bond between the works h...
|Verdi: The Great Operas|
Label: EMI Catalog: 16745 Format: CD
studio recording, 1977-8 Matteo Manuguerra (Nabucco), Veriano Luchetti (Ismaele), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Zaccaria), Renata Scotto (Abigaille), Elena Obraztsova (...
To kick off the Verdi year, EMI Classics brings together 16 of Verdi’s operatic masterpieces, ranging from his first real success, Nabucco, to his last, Falstaff, and includes such stalwarts of t...
|Haendel: Giulio Cesare W/ Dessay, Zazzo|
Label: VIRGIN Catalog: 5099972366691 Format: CD
Natalie Dessay (Cleopatra), Lawrence Zazzo (Cesare), Varduhi Abrahamya (Cornelia), Isabel Leonard (Sesto), Christophe Dumaux (Tolomeo), Nathan Berg (Achille), Dominique Visse (Nireno), Aimery Lefèvre (Curio) Le Concert d`Astrée, Emmanuelle Haïm (conductor) & Laurent Pelly (stage director)
“finely managed and skilfully delivered by a strong team of singing actors. None more so than Natalie Dessay's Cleopatra, maybe past her first flush of vocal youth but still looking glamorous ...
Giulio Cesare, the most popular of Handel’s operas, is named after the great Roman emperor, but its most memorable character is Cleopatra. In this production by Laurent Pelly from Paris’ splend...
|Glass: Metamorphosis, The Hours. Meijer |
Label: Channel Classics Catalog: CCSSA33912 Format: SACD HYBRID
Glass: Metamorphosis, The Hours
Since their first encounter in May 2011, rising star harpist Lavinia Meijer has worked with some frequency with Philip Glass, even though he has never written solo works specifically for the harp. ...
|Weber. Violin Sonatas, Piano Quartet. Faust/melnik |
Label: harmonia mundi Catalog: HMC902108 Format: CD
Isabelle Faust (violin), Boris Faust (viola), Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt (cello), Alexander Melnikov (fortepiano)
Weber: Violin Sonatas Op.10 Nos.1-6, Piano Quartet Op.8
Was Carl Maria von Weber born only to compose Der Freischutz? So, at least, many people have thought, forgetting the existence of a catalogue of more than 300 compositions in every genre. The Piano...
|Britten: Cello Symphony, Sonata & Suites. Gerhardt|
Label: Hyperion Catalog: CDA 67941 Format: CD
Alban Gerhardt (cello), Steven Osborne (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Manze
Britten: Cello Symphony, Cello Sonata, Cello Suites Nos.1-3
Britten's long friendship with cellist Mstislav Rostropovich was one of the most inspiring and fruitful musical collaborations in history. It led directly to the composition of some of the most im...
|Dohnanyi: The Complete Solo Piano Music Vol.2. Ros|
Label: Hyperion Catalog: CDA 67932 Format: CD
DohnÃ¡nyi: Four Piano Pieces Op.2, Variations and Fugue on a theme of EG Op.4, Humoresques in the form of a suite Op.17, Valses nobles
This second volume of Hyperion's DohnÃ¡nyi's piano music series focuses on early works from the period 1897 to 1907, when he was still establishing himself within the great lineage of composer-...
|Mozart. Keyboard Music Vol.4. Bezuidenhout |
Label: harmonia mundi Catalog: HMU 907528 Format: CD
Mozart: Piano Sonatas K283 & K311, Fantasia K397, Prelude & Fugue K394, Variations on 'Je suis Lindor' K354
On volume four of his widely acclaimed traversal of Mozart's music for solo keyboard, fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout performs on an instrument by Paul McNulty, modeled on a Viennese original b...
|Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen / Solti, Limited E|
Label: DECCA Catalog: 4783702 Format: CD + BOOK
Sir George Solti
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George London (Wotan), Kirsten Flagstad (Fricka), Claire Watson (Freia), Set Svanholm (Loge), Waldemar Kmentt (Froh), Eberhard Wächter (Donner), Paul Kuen (Mime), Jean ...
The Ring Cycle of Ring Cycles! Free Shipping to anywhere in Canada!
The centrepiece of DECCA’s celebrations of Sir Georg Solti’s centenary is a limited-edition [individually numbere...
|Dietrich Fischer-dieskau: Voice Of The Century (23|
Label: DG Catalog: 4790780 Format: CD with DVD
Schubert: Die Schone Mullerin, Winterreise, Schwanengesang, misc. Lieder, Schumann: Dichterliebe Op.48; 12 Gedichte Op.35; 7, Liederkreis Op.24; Lieder Beethoven: An die fer...
A must-have for any fan of vocal music!
Voice of the Century - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, who died in May this year, was undoubtedly one of the outstanding artistic talents of the 20th c...
|Wiener Philharmoniker Symphony Edition 50cd Set|
Label: DG Catalog: 4790718 Format: CD
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21 Leonard Bernstein Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 'Eroica' Leonard Bernstein Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36 Claudio Abb...
An edition of the works of 13 composers, from Mozart to Shostakovich. 95 symphonies on 50 CDs. Symphonic cycles by Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms. All of Carlos Kleiber’s DG symp...
|Arturo Toscanini Complete Rca Collection|
Label: RCA Catalog: 886979163126 Format: CD with DVD
84 CDs + 1 DVD in double walled cardboard sleeves in lift off cap box, hardcover book with 2 essays & RCA discography.
Arturo Toscanini was the most celebrated conductor of his time, considered by many to be the greatest conductor of the twentieth century. He revolutionized musical interpretation by frequently insi...
|Valentina Lisitsa: Live At Royal Albert Hall |
Label: DECCA Catalog: 4784572 Format: CD
Valentina Lisitsa - piano
1. Rachmaninov: Op.23 Nr.5 2. Beethoven: Fur Elise 3. Liszt: La Campanella 4. Rachmaninov: Op.32 Nr.5 5. Chopin: Nocturne Op.9 Nr.2 6. Scriabin: Two Poemes, Op.32 7. Rachmaninov: ...
Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Valentina began playing the piano at the age of three and performed her first solo recital just one year later. She has won prestigious awards for her playing internationally...
|Elgar: The Apostles|
Label: HALLE Catalog: 7534 Format: CD
Rebecca Evans (The Angel Gabriel/The Blessed Virgin Mary), Alice Coote, (Mary Magdalene/Narrator 2), Paul Groves (Narrator 1/John), Jacques Imbrailo, (Jesus), David Kempster, (Peter) & Brindley Sherratt (Judas) Hallé & Hallé Youth Choir & Hallé Choir, Sir Mark Elder
This new release presents the oratorio planned to open the trilogy, the lesser known and hitherto rather under-served work The Apostles , in a performance which the Guardian described as being ‘r...
|Hommage A Piazzolla (8cd Box)|
Label: NONESUCH Catalog: NON515783 Format: CD
|John Rutter: The Tewkesbury Collection|
Label: DELPHIAN RECORDS Catalog: 34107 Format: CD
Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cant
Rutter: Lord, thou hast been our refuge Dormi, Jesu This is the day which the Lord hath made Carol of the Magi As the bridegroom to his chosen The Lord is my shepherd Ave Ma...
For his final recording with the men and boys of Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum, Benjamin Nicholas has chosen to celebrate Britain’s best-loved living composer, John Rutter. Rather than simply ...
|Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen / Levine|
Label: DG Catalog: 0734770 Format: DVD
Das Rheingold Lisette Oropesa (Woglinde), Jennifer Johnson Cano (Wellgunde), Tamara Mumford (Flosshilde), Eric Owens (Alberich), Stephanie Blythe (Fricka), Bryn Terfel (Wotan), Richard Cr...
The most famous, the most performed, the most thrilling, and the most recorded opera cycle in music history. A unique and exclusive package, on multi-set DVD and Blu-Ray, of the most successful ...
|Stravinsky, Martin: Violin Concertos / Skride|
Label: ORFEO Catalog: C849121A Format: CD
Honegger: Movement symphonique No. 1 'Pacific 231' Movement symphonique No. 2 'Rugby' Martin, F: Violin Concerto Baiba Skride (violin) Stravinsky: Vi...
For her previous CD on the ORFEO label, Baiba Skride recorded two highly Romantic violin works by Brahms and has now turned her attention to two 20th-century violin concertos whose composers struck...
|Angele Dubeau: Game Music|
Label: ANALEKTA Catalog: AN28734 Format: CD
|Maurizio Pollini Schumann Complete Recordings|
Label: DG Catalog: 4790908 Format: CD
Schumann: Fantasie in C major, Op. 17 Piano Sonata No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 11 Études symphoniques, Op. 13 Arabeske in C major, Op. 18 Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 B...
Long recognized as a supreme Schumann interpreter, one of “unfaltering poise” and “magisterial talent” (Gramophone), Maurizio Pollini recorded a wide selection of solo works and the Piano C...
|Tafelmusik: Handel, Geminiani, Purcell, Vivaldi, E|
Label: SONY CLASSICAL Catalog: 88697963342 Format: CD
|Brian Byrne: Tales From The Walled City|
Label: DECCA Catalog: B001761102 Format: CD
B/Rte Concert Orches Byrne
Acclaimed composer Brian Byrne puts together the brilliant symphonic suite with eight short movements written from the point of view of the great Walls of Derry (if they could somehow speak, they w...
|Mission / Celcilia Bartoli (limited Edition) |
Label: DECCA Catalog: 4784732 Format: CD + BOOK
Cecilia Bartoli, Philippe Jaroussky, I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis
Steffani: Schiere invitte, non tardate (from Alarico il Baltha) Ogni core puÃ² sperar (from Servio Tullio) Ove son? Chi m'aita? In mezzo all'ombre...Dal mio petto (from Niobe) PiÃ...
21 World Premiere recordings on the CD of Steffani opera arias and duets!
Autumn 2012 marks the release of Mission, a sensational new album from the world’s best-selling classical art...
|Alfred Cortot Anniversary Edition|
Label: EMI Catalog: 5099970490725 Format: CD
Complete EMI Recordings (1919-1959)
|Philips Original Jackets Collection|
Label: DECCA Catalog: 4784614 Format: CD
OBSESSED WITH SOUND
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CD 1 - ACCARDO / MASUR Bruch Violin Concertos 1 & 2 + Scottish Fantasia CD 2 - AMELING / JANSEN Schubert Lieder CD 3 - ARRAU / HAITINK Brahms: Piano Concerto 2 + Handel Variations CD 4 - B...
Philips Classics is known for great artists, great music, a tremendous Chamber Music catalogue of recordings, and a great pioneering spirit. This collection is exclusive, unique, and unprecedented....
|Michel Plasson & L'opera Francais|
Label: EMI Catalog: 5099963636321 Format: CD
Bizet: Carmen recorded in 2002 Angela Gheorghiu (Carmen), Roberto Alagna (Don Jose), Inva Mula (Micaëla), Thomas Hampson (Escamillo), Elisabeth Vidal (Frasquita), Isabelle Cals (Mercé...
Michel Plasson has long been one of the world’s most fervent champions of French music. Whether in charge of the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse or the Dresdner Philharmoniker, or in the course...
|Steffani: Duetti Da Camera / Curtis, Mazzucato |
Label: DG Catalog: 4790823 Format: CD
Steffani: Tu m’aspettasti al mare Daniela Mazzucato (soprano), John Elwes (tenor) M’hai da piangere un dì Carolyn Watkinson (contralto), Paul Esswood (countertenor) Io vog...
The name of Baroque composer Agostino Steffani (1654 – 1728) has been much in the air recently, and we have taken this opportunity to revive an Archiv Produktion classic from the early 1980s. It ...
|Part: Adam's Lament, Etc. |
Label: ECM Catalog: B001759102 Format: CD
Latvian Radio Choir, Vox Clamantis, Riga Sinfonietta, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir & Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Tonu Kaljuste
Pärt: 1. Adam’s Lament for choir and string orchestra, 2. Beatus Petronius, 3. Salve Regina, 4. Statuit ei Dominus, 5. Alleluja Tropus for choir and string orchestra, 6. L'...
shalling orchestral and choral forces under the direction of Tonu Kaljuste, this new Arvo Pärt album, produced by Manfred Eicher and realized, like all Pärt’s ECM discs, with the composer’s p...
|Part: Serenity, The Beauty Of... |
Label: DECCA Catalog: 4806386 Format: CD
1. Summa (English Chamber Orchestra, Nigel Short) 2. Passio Secundum Sancta Johannes [from Passio] (Tonus Peregrinus, Anthony Pitts) 3. Et Ex Illa Hora Accepit Eam Discipulus In Sia [from Pas...
|Handel: Rodelinda / Fleming, Scholl, Bicket|
Label: DECCA Catalog: 0743469 Format: DVD
Renee Fleming (Rodelinda), Andreas Scholl (Bertarido), Stephanie Blythe (Eduige), Joseph Kaiser (Grimoaldo), Iestyn Davies (Unulfo), Moritz Linn (Flavio) The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Harry Bicket
Renée Fleming and Andreas Scholl lead a superb cast in Stephen Wadsworth’s celebrated production of Handel’s Rodelinda from the Metropolitan Opera – based on the "Live in HD" transmission ...
|Mozart: Don Giovanni / D'arcangelo, Damrau|
Label: DG Catalog: 4779878 Format: CD
Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Don Giovanni), Luca Pisaroni (Leporello), Diana Damrau (Donna Anna), Joyce DiDonato (Donna Elvira), Rolando Villazón (Don Ottavio), Mojca Erdmann (Zerlina), Konstantin Wolff (Masetto), Vitalij Kowaljow (Il Commendatore) Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
This thrilling recording around concert performances at the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus is set to be a milestone in at least two ways:- It marks the beginning of an extended Deutsche Grammophon co...
|Pat Martino: Alone Together|
Label: HIGHNOTE Catalog: HCD7242 Format: CD
Pat Martino, Bobby Rose
|Beethoven: Piano Concertos No.1 & 3 / Andsnes|
Label: SONY CLASSICAL Catalog: 88725420582 Format: CD
Leif Ove Andsnes (piano & direction) Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15 Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Over the next four seasons, the celebrated Norwegian pianist and newly-signed exclusive Sony Classical artist Leif Ove Andsnes will devote the majority of his performing and recording activities to...
|Friar Alessandro: Voice From Assisi|
Label: DECCA Catalog: 4765014 Format: CD
Alessandro Brustenghi, from the original friary founded by Saint Francis of Assisi, the Porziuncola in Assisi, made the headlines earlier this year when he became the first Friar in the history of ...
|Debussy: Piano Music / Hewitt |
Label: Hyperion Catalog: CDA67898 Format: CD
Composed by: DEBUSSY, C.
Solo Piano Music
Angela Hewitt's previous forays into the French repertoire have been praised for their tenderness, Gallic wit, verve, and <0x2014> the most important ingredient of all <0x2014> charm. These qualit...
|Smetana: The Bartered Bride / Belohlavek |
Label: harmonia mundi Catalog: HMC902119 Format: CD
Dana BureÅ¡ovÃ¡ (soprano), Thomas Juhas (tenor), Jozef Benci (bass), BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Chorus, JirÃ BelohlÃ¡vek
Composed by: SMETANA, B.
The Bartered Bride
A fresh new recording of the comic opera gem! A must-have!!!!
Although for nearly 150 years Bedrich Smetana's The Bartered Bride has triumphed in opera houses all over the world, the w...
|Maurice Andre: Eternel|
Label: EMI Catalog: 5099970495126 Format: CD
CD 1 Concertos Hummel, L. Mozart, Telemann, Vivaldi, M. Haydn … Herbert von Karajan CD 2 Concertos Haendel, Albinoni, Telemann, Hertel, Haendel Charles Mackerras, Jörg Faerber CD 3 Concert...
EMI Classics pays tribute to the world-famous classical trumpeter Maurice André who died on February 25 this year. Like Callas, Karajan and Rostropovitch, Maurice André has been the absolute i...
|Benjamin Grosvenor: Chopin, Liszt, Ravel |
Label: DECCA Catalog: 4783206 Format: CD
Benjamin Grosvenor's Decca Debut Recording;
1. Chopin Scherzo 1 2. Nocturne F-sharp Op.15 No.2 3. Scherzo 4 4. Nocturne E minor Op. posth. 72 No. 1 5. Scherzo 3 6. Nocturne C-sharp minor No.20 posth. 7. Scherzo 2 8. Chop...
Graomophone Award Winner 2012 - Instrumental
Chopin Liszt Ravel is the debut album from the incredible Benjamin Grosvenor. Decca Classics’ new signing made his name as an 11 year old ...
|Itzhak Perlman: Eternal Echoes|
Label: SONY CLASSICAL Catalog: 88725420062 Format: CD
1 A Dudele (A Song to You) - 5:46 2 Mizmor L'Dovid (A Psalm of David) - 5:12 3 Shoyfer Shel Moshiakh (Ram's Horn of the Messiah) - 4:30 4 Romanian Doyne (Romanian Shepherd...
|Bach: The Well-tempered Clavier / Schiff|
Label: ECM Catalog: B001733702 Format: CD
Bach, J S: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Books 1 & 2
As a young pianist, András Schiff earned wide esteem for his 1980s recordings of the major keyboard works of J.S. Bach; in recent years, as part of his long term relationship with ECM, he has gone...
|Dvorak: Symphony #7, Othello, Wild Dove|
Label: BIS Catalog: SACD1896 Format: SACD / CD Hybrid
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra / Claus Peter Flor
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No.7 in D minor, Op.70; Othello, Overture, Op.93; Holoubek (The Wild Dove), Op.110
With highly acclaimed releases of Smetana's Má Vlast and Josef Suk's 'Asrael' Symphony, Claus Peter Flor and his Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra have more than proved their credentials in thi...
|Glenn Gould: Best Of Bach|
Label: SONY CLASSICAL Catalog: 88725421762 Format: CD&DVD
Glenn Gould (piano)
Bach, J S: Goldberg Variations, BWV988: excerpts (aria and variations I-VII; 1955 recording) Partita No. 1 in B flat major, BWV825 Chromatic Fantasia in D minor, BWV903a Englis...
So much has been written about the sensation caused by Gould’s first studio recording of the Goldberg Variations in June 1955 that it is hardly necessary to repeat the story of this “birth ...
|Verdi:6 Great Operas (14cd) Abbado|
Label: DG Catalog: 4790379 Format: CD
Claudio Abbado Verdi: Aida Katia Ricciarelli (Aida), Plácido Domingo (Radamès), Elena Obraztsova (Amneris), Leo Nucci (Amonasro), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Ramfis), Ruggero Raimondi (Il Re di Egitto), Lucia Valentini-Terrani (Una Sacerdotessa) & Piero De Palma (Un Messaggero) Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala Un ballo in maschera studio recording, 1979 Placido Domingo (Ricc...
Don Carlos (Five-act French version) studio recording, 1983/4 Katia Ricciarelli (Elisabeth), Lucia Valentini Terrani (Eboli), Plácido Domingo (Carlos), Leo Nucci (Rodrigue), Ruggero Raimondi...
Macbeth live recording, 1975 Piero Cappuccilli (Macbeth), Shirley Verrett (Lady Macbeth), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Banco), Plácido Domingo (Macduff), Stefania Malagú (Lady in Waiting), Antonio Sav...
|I Fagiolini: 1612 Italian Vespers |
Label: DECCA Catalog: 4783506 Format: CD
1. Deus in adiutorium meum (Viadana) 2. Dixit Dominus (Viadana) 3. Exaudi Deus (Barbarino) 4. Laudate, pueri (Viadana) 5. Benedictus Dominus Deus Sabaoth (A. Gabrieli) 6. Laetatus sum (Viadana...
|The Sound Of Jacqueline Du Pre|
Label: EMI Catalog: 5099909197527 Format: CD
DU PRE, JACQUELINE
This 4-CD set provides a survey of her greatest recorded performances of concertos, chamber music and solo pieces CD 1 begins with the legendary 1965 recording of the Elgar Cello Concerto conduc...
Jacqueline du Pré brought such searing intensity and radiant joy to her cello playing that her impact endures, despite a career that was radically and tragically curtailed by illness before she tu...
|Telemann: The Autograph Scores / Standage|
Label: CHANDOS Catalog: CHAN 0787 Format: CD
Collegium Musicum 90, Simon Standage
Telemann: Overture Concerto in A major TWV 55:A7 for Violin, Strings & B.c. Overture in F major, TWV55:F16 Concerto TWV 43:D4 D major Overture in D Major TWV55:D23 Fanfare in D...
Collegium Musicum 90 was founded by Simon Standage and the late Richard Hickox in 1990, and is today a well-established ensemble for the performance of baroque and classical music, with a repertoir...
|Dvorak: Songs & Duets, Zigeunerlieder / Fink|
Label: harmonia mundi Catalog: 902081 Format: CD
Bernarda Fink - Mezzo-soprano, Genia Kuhmeier - Soprano, Christoph Berner - Piano
Ciganske Melodie, op.55, Moravske Dvojzpevy, op.32, Biblicke Pisne, op.99
A wonderful collection of some of Dvorak's vocal gems, including his early success, the Moravian Duets!
In 2004, Bernarda Fink released a recording of Dvorák songs that created a genu...
|The Treasury Of English Church Music 1100-1965 |
Label: EMI Catalog: 5099908464026 Format: CD
Here for the first time on CD are the celebrated five LPs of the HMV Treasury of English Church Music. Prefaced by the introductory speech Herbert Howells gave at the launch, and boasting more than...
|Thirty-two Short Films About Glenn Gould|
Label: SONY CLASSICAL Catalog: 88691912129 Format: DVD
32 SHORT FILMS ABOUT GLENN GOULD
Review and description from Rovi: The highly acclaimed and famously eccentric classical pianist Glenn Gould is the subject of this idiosyncratic film portrait. As the title suggests, Gould's li...
|The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 54|
Label: Hyperion Catalog: CDA67837 Format: CD
Martin Roscoe,piano; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra;
Martyn Brabbins, conductor
Sir Arthur Somervell (1863-1937)
Normandy 'Symphonic Variations' / Piano Concerto in A minor 'Highland'
Sir Frederic Hymen Cowen (1852-1935)
The three world premiere recordings featured here comprise the complete works for piano and orchestra by both composers (an early student concerto by Cowen appears lost). In his day Cowen was a hug...
|Bruno Walter The Early Recordings|
Label: EMI CLASSICS Catalog: Format: CD
|Mercury Living Presence The Collector's Edition|
Label: DECCA Catalog: 4783566 Format: CD
The Collector's Edition - Celebrating a groundbreaking label - The true legacy of a legendary label. Long hailed as an audiophile's label, Mercury represents an important milestone in the history...