40 Years of the Gramophone Awards - up to 35% off
To mark this year's 40th anniversary of the Gramophone Awards, we're offering up to 35% off previous winners of the coveted Gramophone Recording of the Year Award. This offer ends on 23rd October 2017 - it's the perfect opportunity to explore these outstanding performances (please note that discounts do not currently apply to downloads).
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Angela Gheorghiu (Magda/Anna), Roberto Alagna (Ruggero/Roberto), William Matteuzzi (Prunier), Inva Mula (Lisette), Alberto Renaldi (Rambaldo)
London Symphony Orchestra, Antonio Pappano
An almost ideal account of Puccini's least-performed mature work, with both Alagna and Gheorghiu at their peak. Valuable extras from Alagna in Le Villi, too. — More…
Eteri Gvazava (soprano - No. 2); Anna Larsson (contralto - Nos. 2 & 3); Renée Fleming (soprano - No. 4); Cheryl Studer, Sylvia McNair, Andrea Rost (sopranos - No. 8), Anne Sofie von Otter, Rosemarie Lang (mezzos - No. 8), Peter Seiffert (tenor - No. 8), Bryn Terfel & Jan-Hendrik Rootering...
Maxim Vengerov (violin)
London Symphony Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich
Elisabeth Söderström (Katya), Peter Dvorsky (Boris), Nedezda Kniplová (Kabanicha), Vladimir Krejcik (Tichon), Libuse Márová (Varvara), Dalibor Jedlicka (Dikov), Jaroslav Soucek (Kuligin), Jitka Pavlová (Glasha), Gertrude Jahn (Feklusha)
Wiener Staatsopernchor & Wiener Philharmoniker, Sir...
Fabulous, surging Vienna Philharmonic playing, Elisabeth Söderström's poignant performance in the title role, and matchless Decca sound all combined to produce one of the truly classical opera... — More…
Stephen Hough (piano)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Lawrence Foster
A glitteringly worthy addition to the Hyperion series ... Stephen Hough exhibits dazzling flair in showpiece concertos by Sauer and Scharwenka – and plenty of stamina ... Hough plays throughout... — More…
Paul Lewis (piano)
The Unprecedented Expansion of Music in the Age of Enlightenment
Patrizia Ciofi (Susanna), Lorenzo Regazzo (Figaro), Simon Keenlyside (Count Almaviva), Véronique Gens (Countess Almaviva), Angelika Kirchschlager (Cherubino), Marie McLaughlin (Marcellina), Kobie van Rensburg (Basilio/Curzio), Antonio Abete (Bartolo), Nuria Rial (Barbarina), Bernarda Fink (Orfeo)...
Harmonia Mundi have somehow contrived to telescope that most industriously inventive of musical centuries into this 30CD set, by dint of ingenious thematic programming which apportions discs... — More…