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 Offer Puccini: Tosca

Angela Gheorghiu (Tosca), Jonas Kaufmann (Cavaradossi), Bryn Terfel (Scarpia), Lukas Jakobski (Angelotti), Jeremy White (Sacristan)

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor), Jonathan Kent (director)

Pappano's mastery of Puccinian pace and phrasing intensifies this turbulent score's onward surge, but he's also noticeable attentive to his singers...[Kaufmann's] cries of 'Vittoria!' are thrilling...and... More…

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DVD Video

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Kaufmann: Wagner

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), Markus Brück (bass-baritone)

Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Donald Runnicles

This new disc is mostly magnificent, but had me pining for more...Kaufmann may never sing Siegfried in the theatre, but the Forest Murmurs here, in an usually extended version, makes one long... More…

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Brahms: The Symphonies

Gewandhausorchester, Riccardo Chailly

dynamic and dramatic readings, faithful to Brahms's intentions. Powerfully conceived, they are rhythmically alert, without an ounce of undue sentiment and never for an instant losing sight of... More…

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the Quatuor Ebène matches and in some respects exceeds [its] rivals in the commitment and physical impact of its playing...[and] employs the widest possible range of timbres and articulations... More…

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Those who are searching for perfection can stop here...this set, the first solo recording from Russo-German pianist Igor Levit, sets a new standard that will be very difficult to surpass...I... More…

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2 CDs

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Elgar & Carter: Cello Concertos

Alisa Weilerstein (cello)

Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

Weilerstein avoids nostalgia [in the Elgar] and produces instead an account that is full of passion, grief and nobility of feeling...Her interpretation [of the Carter], at once remarkably expressive... More…

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 Offer Guardian Angel: Rachel Podger

Music by Bach, Matteis, Tartini, Pisendel, Biber

Rachel Podger (violin)

Characteristically unforced and natural, the playing manages to sound endlessly considered yet spontaneous. There's a sureness to the placing of every note, whether poised or bristling with bite... More…

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The Genius of Cavaillé-Coll

Gerard Brooks (organ), Jean-Pierre Griveau (organ), David Noël-Hudson (organ), Daniel Roth (organ), Thomas Monnet (organ), Olivier Latry (organ), Kurt Lueders (organ), Michel Bouvard (organ), Carolyn Shuster Fournier (organ)

The Genius of Cavaillé-Coll is a triumph - a fascinating and captivating film of huge scope and ambition More…

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5 DVD Videos

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Jonas Kaufmann: Wagner - Vinyl Edition

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)

Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Donald Runnicles

This new disc is mostly magnificent, but had me pining for more...Kaufmann may never sing Siegfried in the theatre, but the Forest Murmurs here, in an usually extended version, makes one long... More…

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Vinyl

$26.00

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Britten: Peter Grimes

Alan Oke (Peter Grimes), Giselle Allen (Ellen Orford), David Kempster (Captain Balstrode), Gaynor Keeble (Auntie), Alexandra Hutton (First Niece), Charmian Bedford (Second Niece), Robert Murray (Bob Boles), Henry Waddington (Swallow), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Mrs Sedley), Christopher Gillett (Rev. Horace...

[Bedford] has the sea-swell of the work deep in his bones...[Oke's] is a strong, ballasted performance, less purely plangent than many, but deeply moving in its simple strength and keen imagination...There's... More…

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2 CDs

$23.50

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