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.
HENRY PURCELL / GEORG FRIDERIC HANDEL
Sound the Trumpet - Royal Music Of Purcell And Handel
Alison Balsom (natural trumpets) / The English Consort, Trevor Pinnock
[ Warner Classics / CD - released 19/Oct/2012 ]
"For historical accuracy, she plays the valve-less "natural" trumpet: it really does appear to offer a more direct access to the human voice, a quality confirmed when she duets with countertenor Iestyn Davies" (The Independent)
Andreas Scholl (countertenor) / Accademia Bizantina, Stefano Montanari
[ Decca Music Group / CD - released 17/Jan/2011 ]
"Ethereal yet visceral, Scholl's voice is the dream vehicle for Purcell...Stefano Montanari coaxes thrilling playing from Accademia Bizantina" BBC Music Magazine Awards 2012 - Vocal WINNER
BOITO / CATALANI / CILEA / GIORDANO / LEONCAVLLO / PUCCINI
Anna Netrebko: Verismo
Anna Netrebko (soprano) / Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano, with Yusif Eyvazov (tenor)
[ Deutche Grammophon / CD - released 9/Sep/2016 ]
"all sung with plenty of voice and abandon...when she settles into a long extract from Puccini's Manon Lescaut, with tenor husband Yusif Eyvazov and Antonio Pappano conducting, the recital hits an impressively impassioned peak" Financial Times
BIZET / DONIZETTI / MASSENET / GOUNOD / VERDI / PUCCINI
Anna Netrebko (soprano), Rolando Villazon (tenor) / Staatskapelle Dresden / Nicola Luisotti
[ Deutsche Grammophon / CD - released 26/Jul/2007 ]
"Duets gives us Deutsche Grammophon recording at its lush, plush best. A solitary rising clarinet near the beginning of Puccini's O soave fanciulla registers in immaculate silhouette while the shift from quartet to full, throbbing string section in...
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.
40 Beautiful Christmas Classics [2 CD set]
Choir of New College, Oxford, London Brass, BBC Philharmonic, Concentus musicus Wien, Kiri te Kanawa, etc
[ Warner Classics / 2 CD - released 29/Oct/2014 ]
Over 2 hours of Christmas favourites full of joy, peace, and goodwill for the festive season.
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...
SERGEI RACHMANINOV / SERGEI PROKOFIEV
Rachmaninov / Prokofiev: Cello Sonatas
Gautier Capucon (cello) Gabriela Montero (piano)
[ Erato Classics / CD - released 26/Jan/2008 ]
"Capuçon's elegant, singing tone responds especially well to the Andante, with gentle exchanges between the instruments." Gramophone Magazine
Remembrance and other favourite piano pieces
Georgina Zellan-Smith (piano)
[ Ode Records / CD - released 20/Nov/2010 ]
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS IS THE CD ONLY.- NO COVER OR LINER NOTE"Favourites from granny's piano stool played with affection by Georgina Zellan-Smith. Mozart goes Turkish and Albert Ketelby saunters through a Persian market." (William Dart NZ Herald)
CHOPIN / LISZT / RAVEL
Chopin Liszt Ravel (Recital)
Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)
[ Decca Music Group / CD - released 19/Jan/2012 ]
"evidence of an awesome talent, a pianist with fantastic natural reflexes in the Cziffra class and, more excitingly, a musician with purpose and imagination, whose playing transcends the sterile confines of the studio" Gramophone Award WINNER 2012:...
J. S. BACH
Bach vs Bach: Transcriptions
Helene Grimaud (piano)
[ Deutsche Grammophon / CD - released 23/Oct/2008 ]
"A musically hot and trendy French pianist shows why she is one of Deutsche Grammophon's superstars with an unconventional, provocative Bach recital that, in the words of Rodney Dangerfield, don't take no shit from nobody." [AudAud.com ****(*)]
W. A. MOZART
Mozart: Complete Violin Concertos
Isabelle Faust (violin) / Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini
[ Harmonia Mundi / 2 CD - released 20/Nov/2016 ]
"her sound growing out of the corporate entity to glitter, coax, snarl and soar as required…[a] thought-provoking and eminently enjoyable cycle" Gramophone Award WINNER 2017 - RECORDING OF THE YEAR
DVORAK / ELGAR / SAINT-SAENS / HAYDN / BOCCHERINI / etc
The Very Best of Jacqueline du Pre
Jacqueline du Pre (cello) with Various Artists, Orchestras and Accompanists
[ Warner Classics / 3 CD Box Set - released 1/Jul/2005 ]
Few artists are regarded with as much affection in the musical world as the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. Her colourful life, tragically early death, supreme recordings and regular press and media attention as a result of several controversial books...
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."
Best Cello 100: Includes Bach's cello suites, The Swan & Kol Nidrei (Six CD set at a special price)
Janos Starker / Mstislav Rostropovich / Pierre Fournier / Gautier Capucon / Paul Tortelier / Truls Mork / Jacqueline du Pre / Pablo Casals (cellos)
[ EMI / 6 CD Box Set - released 27/Jul/2009 ]
This 6 CD set contains a fine collection of 100 favourite cello classics, performed by some of the world's leading artists.
Music for a While: Improvisations on Purcell
Philippe Jaroussky, Raquel Andueza, Vincenzo Capezzuto, Dominique Visse, Trovesi, Muthspiel / L'Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar
[ Warner Classics / CD - released 26/Oct/2014 ]
"most of these songs retain their essential character, and far from having his genius dimmed, Purcell still shines as a writer of songs timelessly receptive to reinterpretation and capable of reaching the heart by the power of melody alone." Gramopho