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Verdi: Aida

Anja Harteros (Aida), Jonas Kaufmann (Radamès), Ekaterina Semenchuk (Amneris), Ludovic Tezier (Amonasro), Erwin Schrott (Ramfis), Marco Spotti (Il Re d'Egitto), Paolo Fanale (Un Messaggero), Eleonora Buratto (Sacerdotessa)

Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma; Coro dell'Accademia...

Anja Harteros can boast both the high-octane tone and the necessary level of dramatic expression to make Aida credibly three dimensional…[Ekaterina Semenchuk makes] many subtle observations pertinent... More…

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3 CDs

$29.00

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The PHQ understand absolutely the plasticity of Smetana’s vision and convey it unerringly, unshrinkingly – and in some ways even more convincingly than the Talich, which is saying something.... More…

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CD

$15.50

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No digital booklet included

Brahms & Bruckner: Motets

Mark Templeton (trombone), Helen Vollam (trombone), Patrick Jackman (trombone), Alexander Mason (organ)

Tenebrae, Nigel Short

Nigel Short and Tenebrae have come up with a beautifully balanced and contrasted programme…The beauty of sound and dignified expression of intensity that Tenebrae create in the opening of the... More…

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CD

$15.50

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Watkin's profound musicianship is more than enough to accelerate this recording of Bach's Cello Suites to the top of the tiny league of 'definitive' recordings...it's as if all the work that... More…

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2 CDs

$20.00

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 Offer Vivaldi: L'estro armonico - 12 concerti, Op. 3

Rachel Podger (violin & director)

Brecon Baroque

There's a sense of Podger and her players examining and analysing every note in their preparation, deciding on its role, and placing it carefully back into context, without ever disturbing the... More…

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2 SACDs

($22.00)$17.50

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 Offer Poulenc: Dialogues des Carmélites

Sophie Koch (Mère Marie), Patricia Petibon (Blanche), Véronique Gens (Madame Lidoine), Rosalind Plowright (Madame de Croissy), Topi Lehtipuu (Le Chevalier), Philippe Rouillon (Le Marquis)

Philharmonia Orchestra & Chœur du Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Jérémie Rhorer, Olivier Py

taken as a whole, this is visually by far the best recent Carmelites. It also has a dream cast...Petibon masterfully conveys the complexities of her contradictory character...Piau is a wonderfully... More…

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Blu-ray

($24.00)$16.75

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 Offer Poulenc: Dialogues des Carmélites

Sophie Koch (Mère Marie), Patricia Petibon (Blanche), Véronique Gens (Madame Lidoine), Rosalind Plowright (Madame de Croissy), Topi Lehtipuu (Le Chevalier), Philippe Rouillon (Le Marquis)

Philharmonia Orchestra & Chœur du Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Jérémie Rhorer, Olivier Py

taken as a whole, this is visually by far the best recent Carmelites. It also has a dream cast...Petibon masterfully conveys the complexities of her contradictory character...Piau is a wonderfully... More…

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2 DVD Videos

($22.75)$16.00

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Vaughan Williams & James Macmillan: Oboe Concertos

Nicholas Daniel (oboe & conductor), Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Nicholas Daniel (cor anglais)

Britten Sinfonia, James MacMillan

[Daniel] tends to let the tempo slacken when the harmonic pulse slows down [on the Vaughan Williams]...it's hard to complain when that leaves more space for his consistently golden tone...MacMillan... More…

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SACD

$15.50

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Green - Melodies françaises on Verlaine’s poems

2CD Casebound Deluxe (Limited Edition)

Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor), Jerome Ducros (piano) & Nathalie Stutzmann (contralto)

Quatuor Ebène

may be the single most appealing and important French song recital this side of the largely excellent but sometimes uneven Fauré and Debussy discs on Hyperion...Throughout, Jaroussky's singing... More…

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2 CDs

$18.25

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Green - Melodies françaises on Verlaine’s poems

Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor), Jerome Ducros (piano) & Nathalie Stutzmann (contralto)

Quatuor Ebène

may be the single most appealing and important French song recital this side of the largely excellent but sometimes uneven Fauré and Debussy discs on Hyperion...Throughout, Jaroussky's singing... More…

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2 CDs

$15.50

In stock

Usually despatched within 1 working day

This release includes a digital booklet