St Nicolas / Hymn to St Cecilia
Anthony Rolf Johnson (tenor) Corydon Singers, English Chamber Orchestra, Matthew Best (conductor)
[ Hyperion Helios / CD - released 1/Nov/2009 ]
"A fresh and atmospheric account of Britten's colourful cantata" Penguin Guide
CARL MARIA von WEBER
Weber: Symphonies, Overtures & Concertos
Emma Johnson (clarinet) Peter Rösel (piano) / Academy of St Martin in the Fields, English Chamber Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden, Neville Marriner
[ Brilliant Classics / 4 CD Box Set - released 26/Aug/2013 ]
Carl Maria von Weber is a name that is often cited with regard to the bridge between Classicism and Romanticism, and yet how many works of his is it possible to name?
W. A. MOZART
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: La Finta Semplice (complete opera recorded in 1983)
Helen Donath, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Robert Holl, Teresa Berganza / Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Leopold Hager(cond)
[ Brilliant Classics Opera Collection / 3 CD Box Set - released 20/May/2012 ]
"Helen Donath is her usual bright-toned and fluent self and she has a fine trill; Teresa Berganza is lovely too, nuanced as always and still in creamy voice. Light and springy, even more delectable is Jutta-Renate Ihloff in the soubrette role."
In Between Dreams (LP)
[ LP - released 27/Sep/2011 ]
Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson writes songs that just feel good, sticking to an equation that combines his warm, relaxed voice with an acoustic guitar. That cozy formula made him a favorite among American college crowds, so it's no surprise that...
Linton Kwesi Johnson
[ Island Records / CD - released 3/Feb/1995 ]
Bass Culture, LKJ's third album, featured an iron-clad set of rhythm tracks delivered, as always, by a sizzling session group from the UK underground, corralled by Johnson's production and the heavyweight mixing and arranging skills of Dennis Bovell....
Complete Schubert Edition: Winterreise
Matthias Goerne (baritone) Graham Johnson (piano)
[ Hyperion 30 / CD - released 1/Oct/2010 ]
"The one to knock Fischer-Dieskau and Gerald Moore from the pedestal … Johnson and Goerne plumb the emotional depths of one of the most heart-wrenchingly sublime masterpieces in the genre" BBC Music Magazine
Back for More
[ Soulmusic.com / CD - released 18/Jul/2011 ]
J. S. BACH
Bach: Christmas Oratorio (complete oratorio)
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Nancy Argenta, Anne Sofie von Otter, Olaf Bar / The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists / John Eliot Gardiner
[ Archiv Collectors Edition / 2 CD - released 1/Aug/2014 ]
Gardiner's celebrated Christmas Oratorio, first released in 1987, offered at mid-price for the first time. With soloists including Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Evangelist), Nancy Argenta and Anne Sofie von Otter.
The Best of (Incls The Wasps Overture & Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis)
Anthony Rolfe-Johnson (tenor) David Greed (violin) / Bournemouth Symphony / English Northern Philharmonia / New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / etc
[ Naxos / CD - released 1/Jul/2008 ]
One of the leading English composers of his generation, Vaughan Williams went some way towards creating a specifically English musical idiom, influenced by his interest in folk-song yet underpinned by a personal vision and language.
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Haydn: Stabat Mater
Arleen Auger, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Alfreda Hodgson, Gwynne Howell, London Chamber Choir, Laszlo Heltay
[ Australian Decca Eloquence / CD - released 1/Apr/2018 ]
The first performance is believed to have taken place March 25, 1768 in Vienna with soloists Anna Maria Scheffstoss and Carl Friberth, with Haydn conducting from the harpsichord.
Bernstein: The Complete Naxos Recordings conducted by Marin Alsop
Jennifer Johnson Cano, Paulo Mestre, Jubilant Sykes, etc / Baltimore Symphony, Bournemouth Symphony, Sao Paulo Symphony, Marin Alsop
[ Naxos / 8 CD/DVD Box Set - released 23/Mar/2018 ]
Leonard Bernstein was without question the greatest musician America ever produced. As an inspirational teacher and renowned conductor he was the nation's musical ambassador to the world, and his work as a composer bridged gaps and broke down...
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Symphonies Nos 1 - 9
Anne Sofie von Otter, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Gilles Cachemaill / The Monteverdi Choir & Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardiner
[ Deutsche Grammophone Archiv Collectors Edition / 5 CD Box Set - released 1/Jul/2010 ]
1001 Classical recordings to hear before you die (1801-1850) - "John Elliot Gardiner's Beethoven symphony cycle creates perhaps the most satisfying Beethoven style for our time: sleek but powerful, played and recorded with great polish, performed on...
Szymanowski: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 / Love Songs of Hafiz
Ben Johnson (tenor) / BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Edward Gardner
[ Chandos SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 30/Dec/2014 ]
"Johnson is a fine soloist [in the Songs of Hafiz], while Gardner's forces are ecstatic in these near-masterpieces; they also make a decent case for the disowned post-romantic First Symphony." (Sunday Times)
British Music: Green & Pleasant Land
Christopher Maltman (Baritone) Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor) Graham Johnson (Piano) Nicholas Daniel (Oboe) / Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / etc
[ Naxos / CD - released 30/Apr/2008 ]
A delightful selection of English music with a pastoral theme featuring several individual tracks from award winning discs in the British Music series. Performed by the elite of British artists.
Bunk Johnson Band, George Lewis New Orleans Band, Wilbur de Paris, Kid Ory Creole Jazz Band, Louis Armstrong All Stars, etc
Very Best of: Dixieland New Orleans
[ Alto / CD - released 9/Mar/2018 ]
"78 minutes of well-mastered vintage classic tracks chosen by experts - a great romp!"
The Path of Miracles
Conspirare, Craig Hella Johnson
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - released 1/Jun/2015 ]
Craig Hella Johnson leads Conspirare on a musical journey along Spain's famous Camino de Compostela in this inspiring performance of 'Path of Miracles' by British composer Joby Talbot. Talbot studied with Simon Bainbridge at the Guildhall and in 2004...
GEORG FRIDERIC HANDEL
Handel: Messiah / Saul / Alexander's Feast / Ode for St Cecilia's Day / Belshazzar
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Paul Esswood, Felicity Palmer, Roberta Alexander / Concentus musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
[ Warner Classics / 9 CD Box Set - released 1/Sep/2016 ]
These five splendid works for vocal soloists, chorus and orchestra were composed by Handel in the 1730s and 1740s. Treating both sacred and secular themes, they are inspired by the same dramatic genius that made Handel a master of opera. Conducting a...
Die Vogel [The Birds] (complete opera recorded in 2009) BLU-RAY
Désirée Rancatore / Brandon Jovanovich / James Johnson / Martin Gantner / Los Angeles Opera Orchestra & Chorus / James Conlon
[ Arthaus Musik Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 16/Feb/2011 ]
"A rare chance to hear Braunfels's lighthearted, tenderly spiritual and little-known fable…" The New York Times "A marvelous performance…the orchestra sounded radiant." Los Angeles Times "Conlon conducted with lustrous élan…We should hear more...
CRUSELL / WEBER / BAERMANN / ROSSINI
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Crusell/Weber/Baermann/Rossini: Clarinet Works
Emma Johnson (clarinet) / English Chamber orchestra, Sir Charles Groves
[ ASV / CD - released 2/Feb/1986 ]
Recorded: 1986 Now only available elsewhere as download
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Arnold: The Complete Works For Clarinet
Emma Johnson (clarinet) / English Chamber Orchestra, with Maklcolm Martineau (piano), Ivor Bolton
[ ASV / CD - released 1/Jul/1995 ]
Both concertos were recorded in the presence of the composer.