Since you are interested in 40 Most Beautiful Arias, here is a list of other items that you may find interesting.
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.
ARAIA / CALDARA / GRAUN / PORPORA / etc.
Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo-soprano) / Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini
[ Decca Music Group / CD - released 14/Dec/2009 ]
"Porpora's opening aria reveals just what has made Bartoli unique in this field - a stupefying range, fearless vocal leaps and the sort of relentless passagework that makes you suspect the singer might be on a heart-lung machine." (William Dart NZ...
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."
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...