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The King's Speech
[ Paramount Home Entertainment DVD / DVD - released 25/May/2011 ]
The Academy Award-winning 'The King's Speech' tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ("Bertie") reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and...
England My England
Alastair Hussain (treble) Thomas Bullard (baritone) / Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Cambridge University Musical Society Chorus, etc
[ EMI / Warner Classics / 2 CD - released 20/Jul/2009 ]
There is surely no more quintessentially English sound than that of the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, its unaccompanied voices - evocative of immemorial sandstone, of cool cloisters, of evensong in church, chapel and cathedral.
GOUNOD / VERDI / BIZET / MASCAGNI / OFFENBACH / PUCCINI / etc.
50 Best Choruses
Choeurs du Capitole de Toulouse / Chorus del Teatro alla Scala, Milano / Ambrosian Opera Chorus / etc.
[ Warner Classics 50 Best / 3 CD - released 12/Dec/2011 ]
This three-CD set contains a collection of 50 operatic choruses performed by some of the world's leading ensembles.
ALBINONI / HANDEL / PACHELBEL / BACH / CORELLI
The Best of Baroque Music
Cologne Chamber Orchestra / Helmut Muller-Bruhl, conductor
[ Naxos / CD - released 7/Aug/2003 ]
The first half of the eighteenth century saw the culmination of a musical synthesis between elements predominant in three major musical countries in Europe. From Italy came, above all, song, from France dance and from Germany the more academic...
Elgar: Cello Concerto / Sea Pictures / Overture: Cockaigne
Jacqueline Du Pre (cello) Dame Janet Baker (mezzo) / London Symphony orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli
[ Warner Classics Original Jacket Reissues / CD - released 22/Aug/2015 ]
GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE 100 GREATEST RECORDINGS OF ALL TIME
ROBERT SCHUMANN / CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS
Schumann & Saint-Saëns: Cello Concertos
Jacqueline du Pre (cello) / New Philharmonia Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim
[ Warner Classics Original Jacket / CD - released 16/Dec/2017 ]
"Impressively remastered, spectacular in its realism, with well-defined detail, superb warmth and body, and fine perspective."
Liszt: Freudvoll Und Leidvoll
Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), Helmut Deutsch (piano)
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 17/Sep/2021 ]
"At its most larger-than-life, a thrilling recording not for the faint-hearted; but it's also a heart-on-sleeve reminder of Liszt's abiding versatility." BBC Music
BIZET / LEONCAVALLO / VERDI / MASCAGNI / PUCCINI
Pearl Fisher's Duet (Very Best of)
Jussi Bjorling (tenor) with Robert Merrill
[ Alto / CD - released 10/Dec/2010 ]
"What is it that remains so unique about the Björling voice? The Nordic air seemed to provide the bright metallic sound, thrilling in intensity and powerful enough to cut through the heaviest orchestrations. But there was also a velvety, lyrical, bel...
Old Ideas (Gold Series)
[ Columbia Records / CD - released 30/Jan/2012 ]
Lauded poet Leonard Cohen's first studio album in eight years is the latest in an esteemed career spanning six decades. The ten songs on 'Old Ideas' poetically address some of the most profound quandaries of human existence - the relationship to a...
Mario Lanza (tenor)
Mario Lanza: The Best of Everything
[ RCA / Sony Classical / 2 CD - released 20/Apr/2017 ]
Sony Classical release a special x2 CD, budget-priced set, featuring x44 songs, with x6 previously unreleased tracks, issued in connection with a new TV documentary by Screenbound Pictures Ltd. about the great tenor. This release celebrates the...
100 BEST CLASSICS
100 Best Classics
Martha Argerich, Helene Grimaud, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Alexandre Tharaud, Maurice Andre, Andre Previn, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Jose Carreras, etc
[ Warner Classics / 6 CD Box Set - released 2/Aug/2016 ]
One hundred of the very best popular classics performed by Daniel Barenboim, Leif Ove Andsnes, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Maria-João Pires, David Fray, Maria Callas, Natalie Dessay, Philippe Jaroussky, Angela Gheorghiu, Rolando Villazón, José Carreras,...
Martin Fröst - Vivaldi
Martin Fröst (clarinet), Concerto Köln
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 22/May/2020 ]
Martin Fröst is an internationally renowned clarinettist and conductor. 'Vivaldi' is a baroque adventure based on the question: What might Vivaldi have composed for the clarinet if it had been more fully developed?
Verdi: La Traviata (Franco Zeffirelli's film of the complete opera)
Metropolitan Opera / Teresa Stratas, Placido Domingo, Cornell MacNeil, Pina Cei / James Levine (cond)
[ Deutsche Grammophon DVD / DVD - released 6/Sep/2007 ]
G - "Surpassingly voluptuous…a spinning wheel of colors and textures." (Variety)
SATIE / RAVEL / DEBUSSY / FAURE / POULENC
Michael Houstoun (piano)
[ Rattle Records / CD - released 27/Oct/2017 ]
Michael Houstoun's second release on Rattle in 2017, following the exceptional tour de force of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, is a selection of personal favourites from the repertoire of French piano music. Trois is an album of absolutely...
GRIEG / BRAHMS / LISZT
Richard Farrell Complete Recordings Vol 1
Richard Farrell (piano) / The Halle Orchestra, conducted by George Weldon
[ Atoll Records New Zealand / 2 CD - released 13/Nov/2008 ]
"Richard Farrell brings new excitement and insights to familiar repertoire making listening an experience of rewarding re-discovery." (TheWholenote.com)
Elgar: Cello Concerto / etc
Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello), London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle
[ Decca / CD - released 31/Jan/2020 ]
Award-winning British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason returns with Elgar, a brand new album of works anchored around Elgar's Cello Concerto - arguably the best-known work in the classical canon written for solo cello.
On Another Note
[ Universal Music / CD - released 9/Oct/2015 ]
United by a love of opera and deep family bonds, tenor brothers Pene and Amitai Pati, and their baritone cousin Moses Mackay have carved out a unique niche for themselves. While continuing to study, train and make huge achievements within the...
Lost Songs of St. Kilda
Trevor Morrison (piano) / Scottish Festival Orchestra, James MacMillan
[ Decca / CD - released 28/Sep/2016 ]
This is the incredible story of the Lost Songs of St Kilda. Nearly a century ago, the last 36 residents were evacuated from the most remote part of the British Isles, St Kilda, an isolated island off the beautiful and rugged western coast of...
DELIUS / IRELAND
Evening Songs: Delius and Ireland Songs Arranged for Cello and Piano
Julian Lloyd Webber (cello) / Jiaxin Cheng (cello) / John Lenehan (piano)
[ Naxos / CD - released 1/Feb/2012 ]
"What emerges - as if we needed reminding - is the great gift of each man for melody: divorced from their texts, they work almost better in this form!" International Record Review
J. S. BACH
Six Evolutions - Bach: Cello Suites (2017 recording)
Yo Yo Ma (cello)
[ Sony Classical / 2 CD - released 5/Sep/2018 ]
"I don't think he has ever made a greater recording and his personal booklet notes help provide a conceptual setting for his playing." Gramophone Editor's Choice Awards Issue 2018