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Verve Presents: Very Best of Christmas Jazz
Verve Presents

Umvd Labels, 2001


Royal Rhymes & Rounds
Kings Singers

Signum UK, 2012

On a new disc to celebrate the 2012 Diamond Jubilee, The King's Singers present a selection of works from the past 500 years written in honour of the great Monarchs of Britain. Starting with works for (and in some cases by) Henry VIII, the programme covers the Elizabethan 'Triumphs of Oriana' by composers such as Gibbons, Mundy and Dowland; a very Victorian selection of dedicatory works by Elgar, Parry and Parratt; choral arrangements from ...


Chip Davis Presents: Renaissance Holiday
Chip Davis and London Symphony Orchestra

American Gramaphone, 1998

1998 release from Chip Davis (Mannheim Steamroller) who collaborates with members of MS and other artists. Renaissance Holiday is a cool variation on the traditional "Fresh Aire" sound. Mannheim Steamroller tackles olde Renaissance music in their familiar style, and while that occasionally can sound a little strange -- this was not music made to be played by synthesizers -- it is very, very intriguing and a very refreshing spin on their ...


Tabakova: String Paths
Dobrinka Tabakova, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, ...

ECM New Series, 2013

ECM New Series presents the first full album devoted to the music of Dobrinka Tabakova, a composer born in Bulgaria in 1980 but raised from a young age in London. In Tabakova music richly melodic, texturally sensuous, often emotionally radiant there resides the new and the familiar, or rather the familiar within the new, and vice versa; there are the spirits of East and West coursing through the pieces, usually hand in hand; and just as the ...


Puccini: La Boheme
Renata Scotto, Luciano Pavarotti

Deutsche Grammophon, 2011

Luciano Pavarotti, Renata Scotto, and Ingvar Wixell star in this Metropolitan Opera production of the Puccini opera conducted by James Levine.


Violin Lullabies
Brahms, Gershwin, ...

Cedille Records, 2013

The world's first lullabies were simple songs sung or hummed by parents cradling their infants and rocking them to sleep. After the birth of violinist Rachel Barton Pine's first child in 2011 she could find no existing collection of classical violin lullaby scores or recordings, so she set about gathering sheet music from libraries around the world and recording her own versions with pianist Matthew Hagle. Familiar tunes and new discoveries ...


Mahler: Complete Symphonies (Carnegie Hall Presents)
Gustav Mahler, Leonard Bernstein, ...

Sony, 2009

For the May 2009 complete cycle of Mahler symphonies performed at Carnegie Hall, Daniel Barenboim and Pierre Boulez were invited to conduct. But it was Leonard Bernstein who famously first rescued Mahler's majestic symphonies from cult status and lifted them into the classical mainstream. These landmark recordings still stand as the definitive Mahler-symphony cycle; along with the complete Symphonies Nos. 1-9 ; Adagio from Symphony No. 10 , and ...


Richard Wagner: Great Recordings
Various Artists


In celebration of the 200th Anniversary of Richard Wagner's birth, Sony Classical is proud to present Richard Wagner Great Recordings. This new 40-CD box set includes complete operas and opera recitals along with orchestral works and piano transcriptions. Legendary artist featured in the set include Lauren Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Leonard Bernstein, Herbert von Karajan, Marek Janowski, Kirsten Flagstad, Lauritz Melchior, Helen Traubel and others, ...


This Is It (Single-Disc Edition)

Sony Music Entertainment, 2009

The CD features the original album masters of some of Michael's biggest hits such as "Billie Jean," "Smooth Criminal," "Human Nature," and "Thriller" arranged in the same sequence as they appear in the film. The disc ends with two versions of "This Is It," the original and an orchestral version. "This Is It" is featured in the film's closing sequence and includes backing vocals by Michael's brothers, the Jacksons. Also included with the album ...


For Now I Am Winter
Olafur Arnalds, n/a, ...

Mercury Classics, 2013

The major label debut of Icelandic composer Olafur Arnaldss features 12 original breathtaking surreal tracks. On this album, composer Nico Muhly provided orchestral arrangements, and for the first time Arnalds introduces vocals to his soundworld. Icelandic singer Arnor Dan can be heard on four tracks. Fresh off lauded performances at Iceland Airwaves, including an intimate KEXP live broadcast performance, Arnalds continues to steadily build ...


Naxos Scenic Musical Journeys Norway A Musical Tour of the Country's Past and Present, 2006

The tour of Norway takes us from the capital, Oslo, with its harbours, parks and imposing buildings, to Bergen, the birthplace of Edvard Grieg, and its surrounding countryside, with a glimpse of Grieg's house at Troldhaugen. Trolls make their presence known, before a final return to Oslo and to the sculpture display of Vigeland Park. The music chosen for this tour of Norway is by Norwegian composers, of whom the best known is Edvard Grieg. ...


Glass / Wilson: Einstein on the Beach, Highlights / Changing Image of Opera
Philip Glass, Robert Wilson, ...

Orange Mountain Music, 2012

In celebration of the 2012 revival of Einstein on the Beach by Philip Glass and Robert Wilson at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Orange Mountain Music and BAM present Einstein on the Beach as a one CD highlight collection of the entire opera, with a companion DVD of the film The Changing Image of Opera affordably priced and available for the first time. This never-before-heard recording is drawn from live performances at BAM in 1984 and produced ...


My Heart Is Ever Present: Music for Trumpet
Elise Batnes, Various, ...

Simax, 2009

My Heart is Ever Present: Music for Trumpet features Tine Thing Helseth, trumpet; Isa Katharina Gericke, soprano; Elise Batnes, leader and violin solo; the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra.


John Dowland

Naxos, 2013

Alpha is particularly pleased to present this first disc of Thomas Dunford. The program combines lute pieces by Dowland with lute songs for several voices. Dunford's approach is to realize the songs in several voices, thus reverting to the practice, widespread at the time, of an intimate "chamber" performance of these pieces.


Symphony of Stars Presents Best of Frank Sinatra
Rigo Recording Studio Orchestra

Madacy Records, 1998

Rrso ~ Symphony Of Stars Presents Best


Bononcini: Messa, Stabat Mater
Antonio Bononcini, Rinaldo Alessandrini, ...

Naive, 2012

Na+¯ve Classique presents a recording of two gems of the sacred music repertoire, including a world premiere recording of the monumental Messa a cinque concertata. Rinaldo Alessandrini states, "Fifty years of 'rediscovery' of early music have led (in addition to that of 'period style') also and above all to the rediscovery of the inexhaustible musical treasure trove conserved in libraries all over the world. And these two pieces by Antonio ...


Summon The Heroes
John Williams, John [Film Composer] Williams, ...

Sony, 2010

Summon The Heroes by John Williams


Dedicated to the International Tchaikovsky Competition
Pyotr Il yich Tchaikovksy, Beethoven, ...

Melodiya, 2013

Melodiya presents an exclusive edition dedicated to the International Tchaikovsky Competition! A major artistic phenomenon and national endowment of Russia, the International Tchaikovsky Competition inspired the Melodiya Record Company to come up with the competition s first-ever releases featuring the gold winners in each of the four disciplines Van Cliburn, Valery Klimova, Natalya Shakhovskaya, Jane Marsh, and Vladimir Atlantov. Music lovers ...


Shostakovich: Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 2
Alexander Melnikov, Isabelle Faust, ...

Harmonia Mundi, 2012

One of Shostakovich s unique traits is the way he spurs the listener s imagination by appropriating different languages and using them in unexpected fashion. The result is music with two faces, sometimes sublimated by ecstasy and joie de vivre, sometimes plunged into emptiness and suffused with a death wish. Accompanied by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Teodor Currentzis, Alexander Melnikov captures this feeling admirably in ...


This Is the Day: Music on Royal Occasions

Collegium Records, 2012

Music on royal occasions. Includes John Rutter's anthem, written for the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton



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