Capriccio 40 Year Anniversary - Vocal Soloists

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Catalog: C7410

Bruson, Renato; Ottenthal, Gertrud; Hawlata, Franz; Behle, Renate; Haenchen, Hartmut; Jones, Gwyneth; Frizza, Riccardo; Wörle, Robert; Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Chamber Orchestra; Paternostro, Roberto; Soltész, Stefan; Westi, Kurt; Borst, Martina; Lindsley, Celina; Davis, Andrew; Bartoli, Cecilia; Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien; BBC Singers; Kowalski, Jochen; Meister, Cornelius; Cologne Radio Orchestra; Pertusi, Michele; Hillebrandt, Oskar; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Jo, Sumi; Coburn, Pamela; Schreckenbach, G

After collections celebrating the label’s 40th year that focused on sacred, orchestral, and chamber/soloist music, respectively, Capriccio’s fourth and last Anniversary Box now features the singing stars in the label’s history. There’s that pioneer of ‘counter-tenorism’, Jochen Kowalski, for example. We hear unexpected works from icons like Peter Schreier (with lute accompaniment) and Hermann Prey (singing Operetta music), Italian fare from Alfredo Kraus and Ramón Vargas, and Cecilia Bartoli – discovered and first recorded by Capriccio – in her first (and presumably only) Wagner role! Also opera rarities the kind with which Capriccio made a name for itself – with a cast that would have turned heads even at the finest opera houses.

Price: $52.98