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20 Favourite Marches cover
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BEETHOVEN / FUCIK / SUPPE / JOHANN STRAUSS / SCHRAMMEL / etc
20 Favourite Marches
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan.
[ Deutsche Grammophon Australian Eloquence / CD - released 13/Apr/1993 ]
Herbert von Karajan turns his attention to the swaggering pomp of favourite marches by the 'other' Strauss family and many others in this good natured and emblazoned romp.
Miserere - Sacred Choral Music cover
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ALLEGRI / TALLIS / GABRIELI / MONTEVERDI / PALESTRINA / etc
Miserere - Sacred Choral Music
Choir of Westminster Cathedral, Stephen Cleobury / Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Sir David Willcocks
[ SBS Decca Australian Eloquence / CD - released 23/May/2001 ]
A wonderful collection of meditative choral music, spearheaded by Allegri's ubiquitous Miserere and including works by other Renaissance composers, including the magnificent Spem in Alium by Thomas Tallis.
Gilbert & Sullivan: H.M.S. Pinafore (Complete Opera recorded in 1971) cover
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GILBERT and SULLIVAN
Gilbert & Sullivan: H.M.S. Pinafore (Complete Opera recorded in 1971)
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, with John Reed, Pauline Wales, Thomas Lawlor, Christine Palmer, Ralph Mason / James Walker (cond)
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 2 CD - released 20/Jun/2018 ]
"There is a real sense of staging and movement which is all to the good. The dialogue is well handled and is very much a plus factor.' Fanfare, November/December 1983
An Elizabethan Songbook cover
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CAMPION / DOWLAND / MORLEY / BARTLETT / etc
An Elizabethan Songbook
Emma Kirkby (soprano) Anthony Rooley (lute)
[ Decca ABC Australian Eloquence / CD - released 27/Jul/2005 ]
"This a wonderful disc. Delightful songs. Kirkby's clear, pure voice complemented by Rooley's sympathetic lute accompaniment" (MusicWeb Dec 2005)
Bach: Magnificat / Cantata BWV 31 / Easter Oratorio cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: Magnificat / Cantata BWV 31 / Easter Oratorio
Fritz Wunderlich (tenor) Friederike Sailer (soprano) Margarete Bence (alto) August Messthaler (bass) / Stuttgarter Bach-Orchester, Marcel Couraud
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 2 CD - released 1/Jul/2019 ]
In 1957, Fritz Wunderlich together with colleagues Friederike Sailer, Margarete Bence and August Messthaler, set down complete versions of three Bach choral works - the Magnificat, the Cantata BWV 31 and the Easter Oratorio.
Beethoven: The 9 Symphonies (1961/62 Recording) cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: The 9 Symphonies (1961/62 Recording)
Gundula Janowitz, Hilde Rössel-Majdan, Waldemar Kmentt, Walter Berry / Berlin Philharmonic, Herbert von Karajan
[ Deutsche Grammophon Australian Eloquence / 5 CD Box Set - released 20/Jun/2007 ]
THE classic recording of the nine Beethoven Symphonies - Karajan's 1960s effort - returns to the catalogue now on Eloquence at super-budget price.
Verdi: La Traviata (complete opera recorded in 1962) cover
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GIUSEPPE VERDI
Verdi: La Traviata (complete opera recorded in 1962)
Joan Sutherland, Carlo Bergonzi, Robert Merill / Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino / Sir John Pritchard
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 2 CD - released 15/Mar/2012 ]
"Sutherland's performance puts lovely things in the listener's way at every stage" (Gramophone)
Kiri te Kanawa - Songs of Inspiration cover
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GOUNOD / BACH / HANDEL / MENDELSSOHN / MASCAGNI / etc
Kiri te Kanawa - Songs of Inspiration
Kiri te Kanawa (soprano) / The Mormon Tabernacle Choir / Utah Symphony Orchestra
[ Decca ABC Australian Eloquence / CD - released 1/May/2005 ]
"Dame Kiri te Kanawa sings radiantly" Penguin Stereo Guide
Waltzes & Arias / Folk Songs & Lullabies cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Waltzes & Arias / Folk Songs & Lullabies
Rita Streich (soprano) / RIAS Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Kurt Gaebel
[ SBS Deutsche Grammophon Australian Eloquence / 2 CD - released 10/Apr/2014 ]
'A voice so bright that an inner light radiates in her singing, Streich is pure pleasure to listen to … Highly recommended' Fanfare
Rozsa: Ben Hur, Julius Caesar & Quo Vadis cover
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MIKLOS ROZSA
Rozsa: Ben Hur, Julius Caesar & Quo Vadis
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra, Miklos Rozsa & Bernard Herrmann
[ Decca SBS Australian Eloquence / 2 CD - released 20/Dec/2010 ]
"The whole disc is brilliantly played and as brilliantly recorded" (Gramophone on Ben Hur)
Fauré: Requiem; Pelléas et Mélisande; Masques et Bergamasques cover
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GABRIEL FAURE
Fauré: Requiem; Pelléas et Mélisande; Masques et Bergamasques
Suzanne Danco (soprano) Gérard Souzay (baritone) / L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande Ernest Ansermet
[ Decca ABC Australian Eloquence / CD - released 1/Jul/2019 ]
'Ansermet's version [of the Requiem] is technically immaculate' … 'sympathetic and stylish performances [of the orchestral works], highly regarded in their day and still sounding well' Penguin Guide
From Melba To Sutherland cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
From Melba To Sutherland
Various Artists incls Nellie Melba, Joan Sutherland, Essie Ackland, Alfred Hill, Walter Kirby, Eileen Boyd, Harold Williams, Peter Dawson, etc
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 4 CD - released 30/Sep/2016 ]
From Melba to Sutherland: Australian Singers on Record is the first-ever comprehensive survey of the recordings of Australia's greatest singers - in a unique new four-CD set from Decca, complete with biographies, rare photographs in a 68-page booklet
Dvorak: Overtures & Tone Poems cover
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ANTONIN DVOARK
Dvorak: Overtures & Tone Poems
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 2 CD - released 1/Oct/2019 ]
'an outstanding version of the Scherzo capriccioso - considered the finest available in its day' Penguin Guide to CDs
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 5 Emperor / Concerto in D major for Piano & Orchestra (Arranged by the composer from the Violin Concerto) cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 5 Emperor / Concerto in D major for Piano & Orchestra (Arranged by the composer from the Violin Concerto)
Alicia de Larrocha, Olli Mustonen (pianos) / Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra / Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie
[ Decca ABC Australian Eloquence / CD - released 27/Jan/2006 ]
Spanish pianist Alicia de Larrocha's first recording of Beethoven's Emperor is a grand and thrilling affair and this recording here receives its first release on CD.
Concertos from Spain cover
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ALBENIZ / TURINA / MONTSALVATORE / SURINACH
Concertos from Spain
Alicia de Larrocha (piano) / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos
[ Decca SBS Australian Eloquence / CD - released 12/Dec/2009 ]
In 1977 Decca released an LP entitled 'Concertos from Spain' which coupled two contemporary piano concertos - those by Montsalvatge (Concerto Breve, written for Alicia de Larrocha) and Surinach's Piano Concerto. The Surinach - a kind of Spanish...
Haydn: Piano Trios Vol 1 cover
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JOSEF HAYDN
Haydn: Piano Trios Vol 1
Andras Schiff (piano) Yuuko Shiokawa (violin) Boris Pergamenschikow (cello)
[ ABC Decca Eloquence / CD - released 1/May/2005 ]
'Schiff and his colleagues relish the wit, brilliance and sheer speed of Haydn's thoughts in the outer movements, with their comic off-beat accents, sudden changes of register and breathtaking harmonic scope., (Gramophone)
Brahms: Violin Concerto / Alto Rhapsody / Overtures cover
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JOHANNES BRAHMS
Brahms: Violin Concerto / Alto Rhapsody / Overtures
Arthur Grumiaux (violin) Aafje Heynis (contralto) / Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam / Eduard van Beinum
[ Decca SBS Australian Eloquence / CD - released 1/Jul/2010 ]
"(Aafje Heynis') This is lovely, spontaneous singing. When the chorus enter the radiant solo line is further enhanced, integrated yet free. A truly moving performance unerringly paced." Gramophone Magazine
Violin Romance cover
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BEETHOVEN / BERLIOZ / TCHAIKOVSKY / WIENIAWSKY / etc
Violin Romance
Arthur Grumiaux (violin) / New Philharmonia Orchestra, Edo de Waart, Raymond Leppard
[ Decca SBS Australian Eloquence / CD - released 15/Sep/2015 ]
A simply gorgeous recording of the most popular Violin romances. The recording has long been deleted from the catalogue and is now reissued with the added 'bonus' of the Schubert Rondo.
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D / Viotti: Violin Concerto No. 22 cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN / GIOVANNI BATTISTA VIOTTI
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D / Viotti: Violin Concerto No. 22
Arthur Grumiaux (violin) / New Philharmonia Orchestra / Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
[ ABC Philips Australian Eloquence / CD - released 1/Dec/2005 ]
"Among the finest ever committed to disc...imbued with a spirit of classical serenity." - Penguin Guide to Compact Discs
Opera Without Singing (orchestral music by Puccini, Delibes, Mascagni, Leoncavallo, Verdi, etc) cover
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OPERA WITHOUT SINGING
Opera Without Singing (orchestral music by Puccini, Delibes, Mascagni, Leoncavallo, Verdi, etc)
BBC Concert Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth
[ Australian SBS Philips Eloquence / CD - released 1/Jul/2008 ]
Opera has entrenched itself in popular consciousness thanks to the much publicised concerts of The Three Tenors, outdoor stagings of such operatic blockbusters as Aida and Turandot, opera concerts in the park, not to mention their ready incorporation...