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Simon O’Neill (Otello), Gerald Finley (Iago), Anne Schwanewilms (Desdemona), Allan Clayton (Cassio), Ben Johnson (Roderigo), Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Lodovico), Matthew Rose (Montano), Lukas Jakobski (Herald) & Eufemia Tufano (Emilia)
London Symphony Chorus & London Symphony Orchestra,...
everything contributes to accentuating extremes: Colin Davis gets the LSO, in shattering form, to play chords like cannon shots...The two male leads are superb: Simon O'Neill is the most complete... — More…
New Philharmonia Orchestra, Ernest Ansermet
Recorded three months before his death, Ansermet's sharply focused if rather deliberate Firebird reflects, as a 50-minute bonus rehearsal confirms, his acute ear and commitment to rhythm and... — More…
Marta Mathéu, Marta Bayodi-Hirt (sopranos), Anthony Roth Costanzo (alto), Makoto Sakurada (tenor), Furio Zanasi (bass) & Manfredo Kraemer (concertino)
La Capella Reial de Catalunya & Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall
glorious singing and playing of irrepressable effervescence ... Superb SACD sound and a lavishly designed booklet — More…
Sheila Armstrong (soprano), John Carol Case (baritone), Margaret Price (soprano), Norma Burrowes (soprano), Hugh Bean (violin), Susan Longfield, Marie Hayward (soprano), Alfreda Hodgson, Shirley Minty, Meriel Dickinson (contralto), Wynford Evans, Kenneth Bowen (tenor), Richard Angas, John Noble &...
It seems superfluous to recommend this box. It contains around 17 hours of Boult’s VW. Many of these recordings are amongst the very best you will hear. Above it, the box offers a concentrated... — More…