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Kaja Danczowska (violin) & Krystian Zimerman (piano)
An early recipient of a Penguin rosette, this classic 1980 recording blazes with a musical incandescence rarely captured in the studio. One of the all-time great sonata discs. — More…
Thomas Hampson (King Roger), Elzieta Szmytka (Roxana), Philip Langridge (Edrisi), Ryszard Minkiewicz (Shepherd), Robert Gierlach (Archbishop), Jadwiga Rappé (Deaconess), Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus & City of Birmingham...
Thomas Hampson, Elzbieta Szmytka, Ryszard Minkiewicz, Philip Langridge, Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle
King Roger is a ravishingly beautiful opera, but a very fragile one. With a shrill soprano or a less than ideally cast tenor it would be fatally flawed. Minkiewicz's Dionysiac Shepherd betrays... — More…