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Richard Bonynge - Complete Ballet Recordings cover
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DELIBES / ADAM / TCHAIKOVSKY / MINKUS / OFFENBACH / MASSENET / etc
Richard Bonynge - Complete Ballet Recordings
L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, English Chamber Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge
[ Decca / 48 CD Box Set - due 18/Dec/2020 ]
48 CDs compiled by Cyrus Meher-Homji, a long-time friend of Richard Bonynge, including familiar scores by Tchaikovsky & Delibes alongside works revived by Maestro Bonynge throughout his career.
Kim: Violin Concerto / Dialogues / Cornet cover
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EARL KIM
Kim: Violin Concerto / Dialogues / Cornet
Cecylia Arzewski (violin) / Ireland RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Scott Yoo
[ Naxos American Classics / CD - released 15/Aug/2019 ]
Earl Kim was born in 1920 in Dinuba, California and studied with Arnold Schoenberg, Ernst Bloch, and Roger Sessions. He was a professor at Princeton from 1952 to 1967 and at Harvard from then until 1998, and was the recipient of numerous awards and...
Pickard: Sixteen Sunrises & Symphony No. 5 cover
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JOHN PICKARD
Pickard: Sixteen Sunrises & Symphony No. 5
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Martyn Brabbins
[ BIS / CD - released 30/Jun/2017 ]
"The music fair kidnaps the listener's attention at the outset and does not random it until the gripping, wholly satisfying close...The performance by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales is stunning in its virtuosity" Gramophone
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 5 / Pieces for solo piano cover
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Holst: Planets / R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra cover
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GUSTAV HOLST / RICHARD STRAUSS
Holst: Planets / R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra
CBSO Youth Chorus & National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Edward Gardner
[ Chandos SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 30/Jan/2017 ]
For its very first album on Chandos, the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain devotes its characteristic energy and musical mastery to an explosive programme that transcends daily life and earthly experience. It is helped by the enthusiastic,...
Mozart: Idomeneo (complete opera) cover
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W. A. MOZART
Mozart: Idomeneo (complete opera)
Christian Elsner / Kristina Hammarström / Henriette Bonde-Hansen / Raffaella Milanesi / Danish National Choir / Danish Radio Sinfonietta Adam Fischer
[ DACAPO SACD / 4 Hybrid SACD - released 6/Dec/2010 ]
fleet-footed orchestral playing and strong, characterful soloists...Elsner captures the conflict raging within the Lear-like Idomeneo and demonstrates some fiendish coloratura...Fischer understands this opera deeply and presents it as a convincing...
Holst: The Planets, Op.32 / The Mystic Trumpeter (with Matthews - Pluto: The Renewer) cover
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Drums Songs & Chants Of The Cook Islands cover
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Dallapiccola: Il Prigioniero cover
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LUIGI DALLAPICCOLA
Dallapiccola: Il Prigioniero
Anna Maria Chiuri, Michael Nagy, Stephan Rugamer, Adam Riis / Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda
[ Chandos SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 10/Jul/2020 ]
"The cast, meanwhile, combine lyricism with declamation… It's an outstanding, essential album, every second of it." Gramophone Recording of the Month August 2020
Debussy: Pelleas et Melisande (complete opera) cover
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Meyerbeer: Grand Opera (Deluxe Packaging) cover
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GIACOMO MEYERBEER
Meyerbeer: Grand Opera (Deluxe Packaging)
Diana Damrau (soprano) / Orchestre et Choeur de l'Opéra National de Lyon, Emmanuel Villaume
[ Erato Warner Classics / CD - released 6/May/2017 ]
"The surprise of this disc is how much more than "grand opera" Meyerbeer actually has to offer...[Damrau] is adept at portraying a variety of characters and the Orchestre de l'Opéra national de Lyon under Emmanuel Villaume offers stylish support."
An introduction to Shostakovich (Incls 'Piano Concerto No 2' & 'Symphony No 5') cover
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SHOSTAKOVICH
An introduction to Shostakovich (Incls 'Piano Concerto No 2' & 'Symphony No 5')
Dmitri Shostakovich Jnr (piano) / I Musici de Montreal / Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Jarvi / Maxim Shostakovich
[ Chandos Intro / CD - released 1/Aug/2006 ]
'Neeme Järvi's understanding of the bleak world inhabited by Shostakovich's symphonies continues to impress. Chandos's sound is superb as always.' American Recird Guide
Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina (complete opera recorded in 1969) cover
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MODEST MUSSORGSKY
Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina (complete opera recorded in 1969)
Drago Starc, Dušan Popović, Miroslav Čangalović, Melanija Bugarinović / Belgrade National Opera Chorus, Kreshimir Baranovich
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 3 CD Box Set - released 20/Aug/2018 ]
A first release on CD for the first recording in stereo (and entirely complete) of Mussorgsky's tragic chronicle of faith, rebellion and repression in 17th-century Russia.
Miroir(s): Opera Arias cover
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Part: In Principio cover
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ARVO PART
Part: In Principio
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Tallinn Chamber Orchestra / Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Tonu Kaljuste
[ ECM Records / CD - released 1/Jun/2009 ]
"This is a superbly constructed recital of some of the most recent music of Estonian composer Arvo Part." (Five Stars AudAud.com)
Exhibition on Screen: Vermeer and music - the Art of Love and Leisure cover
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From the National Gallery, London
Exhibition on Screen: Vermeer and music - the Art of Love and Leisure
[ Seventh Art Productions DVD / DVD - released 10/Feb/2015 ]
Johannes Vermeer is a fascinating painter whose life and works are explored here in amazing detail. Filmed in London's National Gallery, New York's Met and other galleries in the USA and the Netherlands, this stunning film delves into a breath-taking...
Jenkins: The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace cover
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KARL JENKINS
Jenkins: The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace
National Youth Choir of Great Britain, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Karl Jenkins
[ Decca / CD - released 25/May/2019 ]
The result of a special millennial commission from the Royal Armouries and the latest in a six century old tradition of "Armed Man" masses that take the fifteenth century French song "L'Homme Armé" as their starting point.
The Princess and the Bear: Strauss (R): Duet-Concertino / Beethoven: Trio / Glinka: Trio pathétique cover
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RICHARD STRAUSS / LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN / MIKHAIL GLINKA
The Princess and the Bear: Strauss (R): Duet-Concertino / Beethoven: Trio / Glinka: Trio pathétique
Laurence Perkins (bassoon), with Sarah Watts (clarinet), Martin Roscoe (piano) / Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Sian Edwards (conductor)
[ Hyperion / CD - released 27/Jul/2018 ]
"[the Glinka] finds Watts and Perkins squaring off and duetting like protagonists from one of the bel canto operas that inspired it, while Roscoe accompanies them with understated subtlety." Gramophone
The Art of the Prima Ballerina [2 CD set] cover
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BRITTEN / AUBER / BURGMULLER / DRIGO / MASSENET / ROSSINI / etc
The Art of the Prima Ballerina [2 CD set]
London Symphony Orchestra, National Philharmonic / Richard Bonynge
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 2 CD - released 15/Dec/2013 ]
"[Bonynge] has a nice sense of rubato, and plenty of verve when this is called for. … The recording is extremely vivid" Gramophone Magazine
Mer(s): Songs by Elgar, Chausson & Joncieres cover
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EDWARD ELGAR / ERNEST CHAUSSON / VICTORIN JONCIERES
Mer(s): Songs by Elgar, Chausson & Joncieres
Marie Nicole-Lemieux (contralto) / Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, Paul Daniel
[ Erato Classics / CD - released 4/Oct/2019 ]
MER(S) brings together three sumptuous late-19th century works for female voice and orchestra: Chausson's Poème de l'amour et de la mer, Elgar's Sea Pictures and, in a world premiere recording, an 'ode-symphonie' by Victorin Joncières.