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Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot


Ambrosia Quartet

Ambrosia Quartet, Ambrosai Quartet

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Albany - TROY1680

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A Cascade Of Light In A Resonant Universe

A Cascade Of Light In A Resonant Universe


Nunc, Momenta Quartet & Miranda Cuckson, Miranda Cuckson, Molly Morkoski, Bill Solomon, Adrian Morejon, Nuno Antunes, Christopher Gross, Jacqueline Kerrod, Matthew Gold, Doris Stevenson

Momenta Quartet, Nunc, Ben Grow

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Albany - TROY1682

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Simple Songs

Simple Songs


Talise Trevigne, Aaron Jay Kernis

Albany Symphony Orchestra, David Alan Miller

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Albany - TROY1690

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Rameau: Pygmalion

Rameau: Pygmalion


Rameau:

Pygmalion

Cyrille Dubois (Pygmalion), Marie-Claude Chappuis (Céphise), Céline Scheen (La Statue), Eugénie Warnier (L’Amour)

Arnold Schoenberg Chor

Les Fêtes de Polymnie: Suite


Rameau's 'acte de ballet' 'Pygmalion', was the composer's first work to bear that designation. The term denotes a one-act opera with the usual solo numbers, duets, and choruses, interspersed with dance episodes and is generally more pageant-like than plot-driven! The opera was performed 30 times in 1748 and was revived to rapturous acclaim three years later.

The story of Pygmalion dates back to Greek and Roman mythology: the sculptor of the title forswears marriage, but then falls in love with his own perfect representation of a woman, beseeching Aphrodite (or Venus) to bring her to life. In Rameau's hands, the story became a sunny romantic comedy and one of his best-loved works. Like Ovid's Love, Christophe Rousset gives life to this score and leads a new and essential reading.

“It’s a delight when sung as stylishly as here...The Schoenberg choir have baroque form with Nikolaus Harnoncourt, while the dances from Les Fêtes go with real zing. Irresistible.” Sunday Times, 17th September 2017

“The playing is sumptuous, broad and vibrant. Cyrille Dubois sounds rapt and vigorous as Pygmalion, a natural for Rameau style, which is as much about acting as singing. Céline Scheen is more piquant as the statue.” The Guardian, 31st August 2017 ****

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Aparté - AP155

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Klemperer Live in Cologne, Vol. 4 (Historical Recordings) [Live]

Klemperer Live in Cologne, Vol. 4 (Historical Recordings) [Live]


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Archiphon - ARC-WU228

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Grand Theft

Grand Theft


Su Lian Tan (flute), Peter Hamlin (electronics), John McDonald (piano), Carol Wincenc (flute)

Juventas New Music Ensemble, Evan Bennett

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ARSIS Audio - ARSIS-CD178

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Two Ballet Favourites by Christopher Wheeldon

Two Ballet Favourites by Christopher Wheeldon

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Cinderella


Prokofiev:

Cinderella, Op. 87

Anna Tsygankova (Cinderella), Matthew Golding (Prince Guillaume), Larissa Lezhnina (Stepmother Hortensia), Megan Zimny Gray (Stepsister Edwina), Nadia Yanowsky (Stepsister Clementine)

Dutch National Ballet, Ermanno Florio

Talbot, J:

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Lauren Cuthbertson (Alice), Sergei Polunin (Jack/The Knave of Hearts), Edward Watson (Lewis Carroll/The White Rabbit), Zenaida Yanowsky (Mother/The Queen of Hearts), Steven McRae (Mad Hatter)

The Royal Ballet, Barry Wordsworth


Christopher Wheeldon (choreographer)

Here in all their whimsy and vivid charm is a pair of fairy-tale masterpieces from choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. His brilliant adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s surreal Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, choreographed for The Royal Ballet where he is Artistic Associate, is described by The Times as ‘spectacular family entertainment brought to life with enormous theatrical verve’. His innovative reimagining of Cinderella for Dutch National Ballet, to Prokofiev’s celebrated and colourful score, gives the characters renewed depth and complexity, creating a truly magical experience.

Running time: 289 minutes

Sound format: LPCM 2.0 & DTS 5.1 Digital Surround

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DVD Video

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Opus Arte - OA1234BD

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William Shakespeare: Cymbeline

William Shakespeare: Cymbeline


Gillian Bevan (Cymbeline), Bethan Cullinane (Innogen), Hiran Abeysekera (Posthumus), Doreene Blackstock (Cornelia), Marcus Griffiths (Cloten), Oliver Johnstone (Iachimo), Kelly Williams (Pisanio), Graham Turner (Belarius), Natalie Simpson (Guideria), James Cooney (Arviragus), Byron Mondahl (Philario), Eke Chukwu (Caius Lucius)

Melly Still (stage director)

Britain is in crisis. Alienated, insular and on the brink of disaster. Can it be saved? An ineffectual Queen Cymbeline rules over a divided dystopian Britain. Consumed with grief at the death of two of her children, Cymbeline’s judgement is clouded. When Innogen, the only living heir, marries her sweetheart Posthumus in secret, an enraged Cymbeline banishes him. Behind the throne, a power-hungry figure plots to seize power by murdering them both. In exile Innogen's husband is tricked into believing she has been unfaithful to him and in an act of impulsive jealousy begins a scheme to have her murdered. Warned of the danger, Innogen runs away from court in disguise and begins a journey fraught with danger that will eventually reunite Cymbeline with a long-lost heir and reconcile the young lovers.

- The Bard meets Brexit! - Ancient story of British resistance to the Roman Empire updated to the near-future - with Brexit undertones

- Extra Features: Interview with Melly Still; Shakespeare’s Ancient Britain; Director’s Commentary; Cast Gallery

Running time: 199 minutes

Subtitles: English

Sound format: Dolby Digital 2.0, Dolby Digital Surround

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DVD Video

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Format: NTSC

Opus Arte Royal Shakespeare Company - OA1242D

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Two Ballet Favourites by Christopher Wheeldon

Two Ballet Favourites by Christopher Wheeldon

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Cinderella


Prokofiev:

Cinderella, Op. 87

Anna Tsygankova (Cinderella), Matthew Golding (Prince Guillaume), Larissa Lezhnina (Stepmother Hortensia), Megan Zimny Gray (Stepsister Edwina), Nadia Yanowsky (Stepsister Clementine)

Dutch National Ballet, Ermanno Florio

Talbot, J:

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Lauren Cuthbertson (Alice), Sergei Polunin (Jack/The Knave of Hearts), Edward Watson (Lewis Carroll/The White Rabbit), Zenaida Yanowsky (Mother/The Queen of Hearts), Steven McRae (Mad Hatter)

The Royal Ballet, Barry Wordsworth


Christopher Wheeldon (choreographer)

Here in all their whimsy and vivid charm is a pair of fairy-tale masterpieces from choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. His brilliant adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s surreal Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, choreographed for The Royal Ballet where he is Artistic Associate, is described by The Times as ‘spectacular family entertainment brought to life with enormous theatrical verve’. His innovative reimagining of Cinderella for Dutch National Ballet, to Prokofiev’s celebrated and colourful score, gives the characters renewed depth and complexity, creating a truly magical experience.

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Opus Arte - OABD7227BD

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John Cleland: Fanny Hill (Unabridged)

John Cleland: Fanny Hill (Unabridged)


read by Clare Corbett

Fanny Hill, one of the most popular novels of the 18th century, traces the rise of its heroine from prostitution to middle-class respectability. Condemned in its own time on grounds of indecency, the book was the subject of several lawsuits until as recently as the 1960s. For todays reader, the work holds as much fascination as when it was first published, not only as the foremost example of English erotic fiction, but as a literary classic in its own right.

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Naxos AudioBooks - Complete Classics - NA0274

(CD - 8 discs)

$34.25

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