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Verdi: Falstaff
Label: CME Catalog: 725304   Format: BLU-RAY DVD
MAESTRI; SALSI; GANDIA; BARGNESI; TOMASONI; PINI; VASSILEVA; ORCHESTRA E CORO DEL TEATRO REGIO DI PARMA; BATTISTONI
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Romantic Box / Harmonia Mundi
Label: HARMONIA MUNDI Catalog: 2908500/09   Format: CD
Brigitte Engerer. Bernarda Fink. Werner Güra. Philippe Herreweghe. Régis Pasquier. Roland Pidoux. Jean-Claude Pennetier. Alain Planès. RIAS Kammerchor. Trio Wanderer.
Beethoven. Brahms. Chopin. Schubert. Schumann.
A 10-CD set
Launched to mark harmonia mundi's 50th birthday, the hmGold series has won over the most demanding music-lovers with its outstanding artistic quality and the care lavished ...
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Handel: Water Music / Mcgegan  
Label: HARMONIA MUNDI Catalog: 507010   Format: CD
In 1715, King George I organised an entertainment on the Thames for his court. It was for this occasion that Handel composed the Water Musick, now his most popular work. This musical representation...
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Vivaldi: Sonata a tre "La Follia", etc / Banchini, Ensemble 415
Release Date: 04/08/2008   Label: Harmonia Mundi hmGold   Catalogue: 501366   Number of Discs: 1   Format: CD
Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Ensemble / Conductor: Ensemble 415 / Banchini, Chiara
Among various instrumental works composed by Vivaldi, there are twenty-seven trio sonatas, most of them written for two violins - either with or without continuo. Twelve of these sonatas were publi...
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German Baroque Songs / Andreas Scholl  
Label: HARMONIA MUNDI Catalog: 501505   Format: CD
Andreas Scholl
Albert, H: Turpe senex miles, turpe senilis amor / Veneris miseras resonare querelas
Fischer, J K F: Praeludium & Chaconne VIII
Görner: Die Nacht / An den Schlaf
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Blow: Venus & Adonis / Jacobs  
Label: HARMONIA MUNDI Catalog: 501684   Format: CD
Rosemary Joshua, soprano; Gerald Finley, baritone; Robin Blaze, counter-tenor Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment René Jacobs
John Blow: Venus & Adonis
First performed before the court at Oxford in 1681, Venus and Adonis was presented as a "masque for the entertainment of the King" (Charles II). Like Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, it is in fact a t...
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Arias for Farinelli /Genaux, Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik
Release Date: 04/08/2008   Label: Harmonia Mundi hmGold   Catalogue: 901778   Number of Discs: 1   Format: CD
Composer: Nicolo Porpora , Riccardo Broschi , Gerolamo Giacomelli , Baldassare Galuppi , Johann Adolf Hasse (more)
Performer: Vivica Genaux
Ensemble / Conductor: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin / Jacobs, René
Thanks to the cinema, Farinelli is now popularly seen as the archetype of Baroque vocal art. His timbre and technique were an inspiration to the composers of his time, and many opera arias bearing ...
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Caspar Kittel: Arias & Cantatas / Rene Jacobs  
Label: HARMONIA MUNDI Catalog: 505247   Format: CD
Rene Jacobs: conductor
Caspar Kittel: Arias & Cantatas
A real discovery. As a pupil of Heinrich Schütz, Caspar Kittel is a representative of one of the most important traditions in seventeenth-century German music. His printed collection from 1638 is ...
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C.P.E. Bach: Symphonies, Concertos / Alperman, Bruns, et al
Release Date: 04/08/2008   Label: Harmonia Mundi hmGold   Catalogue: 901711   Number of Discs: 1   Format: CD
Composer: Carl Philipp E. Bach
Performer: Peter Bruns,  Raphael Alpermann
Ensemble / Conductor: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin / 
At the end of the 18th century, the most famous member of the Bach family was not Johann Sebastian, but his son, Carl Philipp Emmanuel! This prominent representative of the school of German, and mo...
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Kantate / Andreas Scholl, Concerto di Viole, Basel Consort
Release Date: 04/08/2008   Label: Harmonia Mundi hmGold   Catalogue: 901651   Number of Discs: 1   Format: CD
Composer: Heinrich Schütz , Giovanni Rovetta , Johann Christoph Bach , Franz Tunder , Giovanni Legrenzi (more)
Performer: Markus Märkl,  Stephanie Pfister,  Jochem de la Rosée,  Andreas Scholl,  Karl-Ernst Schröder (more)
Ensemble / Conductor: Basel Consort /  (more)
The pieces on this recording demonstrate the consummate art with which the German composers reconciled the new ideas imported from Italy at the very beginning of the 17th century (the principle of ...
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Schumann: Frauenliebe und -leben, etc / Fink, Vignoles
Release Date: 04/08/2008   Label: Harmonia Mundi hmGold   Catalogue: 501753   Number of Discs: 1   Format: CD
Composer: Robert Schumann
Performer: Bernarda Fink,  Roger Vignoles
'The value of Schumann's songs lies chiefly in their spiritual depth, and in this respect they belong with the greatest and most magnificent inexistence; indeed one can say, with regard to the fi...
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Mozart: Sonates d'Église / Charles Medlam, London Baroque
Release Date: 04/08/2008   Label: Harmonia Mundi hmGold   Catalogue: 501137   Number of Discs: 1   Format: CD
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: John Toll
Ensemble / Conductor: London Baroque / Medlam, Charles
These sonatas composed in chamber style for several instruments seem to have been imposed on the Church by Salzburg custom of the time. Following in his father's footsteps, W.A. Mozart composed 17...
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Bartok: Sonatas For Violin And Piano / Faust
Label: HARMONIA MUNDI Catalog: 508334/35   Format: CD
Isabelle Faust, Violin; Ewa Kupiec, Piano; Florent Boffard, Piano
Bartok: Sonatas for solo violin / for violin and piano
‘Isabelle Faust, one of the most prominent of a leading edge of young European violinists who are starting to make their presence felt in North America, has a refreshingly, devil-may-care attitud...
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Tomas Luis De Victoria: Et Jesum / Mena  
Label: HARMONIA MUNDI Catalog: 507042   Format: CD
Carlos Mena - countertenor, Juan Carlos Rivera - Lute & Vihuela, Franciso Rubio Gallego - cornet
Tomas Luis de Victoria: motets for solo voice
The fame of Tomás Luis de Victoria soon spread beyond the frontiers of Spain and extended across 16th Century Europe. In Holland as well as in England, his polyphonic musical pieces gave an inspir...
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Janácek: Quatuors à Cordes / Melos String Quartet
Release Date: 04/08/2008   Label: Harmonia Mundi hmGold   Catalogue: 501380   Number of Discs: 1   Format: CD
Composer: Leos Janácek
Ensemble / Conductor: Melos String Quartet Stuttgart / 
'Search within yourselves and be true'...or music as a witness to a rule of life: Janácek's only precept is perfectly illustrated in these two autobiographical masterpieces. The subject of the ...
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Monteverdi: Il Ballo Delle Ingrate / Christie
Label: HARMONIA MUNDI Catalog: 501108   Format: CD
Les Art Florissants, William Christie
Monteverdi: Il Ballo Delle Ingrate
To celebrate his son's wedding in 1608, the Duke of Mantua organised a series of musical entertainments, including Il ballo delle ingrate. This court ballet, set to music by his maestro di cap...
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Schubert: Piano Trio No. 1, Piano Sonata D664
Label: HARMONIA MUNDI Catalog: 501048   Format: CD
Jean-Claude Pennetier, piano; Régis Pasquier, violin; Roland Pidoux, cello
Franz Schubert: Piano Trio Op.99; Piano Sonata Op.120
The Trio, Op.99 is one of the great piano trios in music: behind the graceful façade we discern the doubts and the anguish of a Schubert no more than a few months before his death. The Andante un ...
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Krenek: Lamentatio Jeremiae Prophetae / Creed  
Label: HARMONIA MUNDI Catalog: 501551   Format: CD
RIAS-Kammerchor, Marcus Creed
Ernst Krenek: Lamentatio Jeremiae Prophetae
When Ernst Krenek wrote these Lamentations in 1941, his music had been banned by the Nazi regime as 'degenerate art' and he was an exile in the United States, where he earned his living as a teac...
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Chopin: Complete Nocturnes / Engerer  
Label: HARMONIA MUNDI Catalog: 501430/31   Format: CD
Brigitte Engerer, piano
Chopin: Complete Nocturnes
The essence of Romanticism. The 19th century gave a new significance to the night, and in his later works Chopin was to give the nocturne its musical accolade, so to speak. These works, rising from...
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Allessandro Scarlatti: Cantatas / Kiehr  
Label: HARMONIA MUNDI Catalog: 501725   Format: CD
Maria Cristina Kiehr, Concerto Soave, Jean-Marc Aymes
Allessandro Scarlatti: Bella madre dei fiori, Cantatas
Whether it be in Palermo, where Alessandro Scarlatti was born, or in Rome, where he worked as a composer, the chamber cantata was inextricably linked with the aristocratic salons of the Italian pen...
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Dufay: O Gemma Lux
Label: harmonia mundi Catalog: 501700   Format: CD
Huelgas-Ensemble, directed by Paul Van Nevel
Guillaume Dufay
The Complete Isorhythmic Motets
A sumptuous farewell to the musical Middle Ages.
"Certain disciples of the new school hasten without rest, inebriating men's ears without appeasing them, miming with gestures that which they c...
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Elgar: Orchestral Works / Paul Goodwin  
Label: HARMONIA MUNDI Catalog: 507258   Format: CD
Julie Price, bassoon; Osian Ellis, harpe; William Bennett, flûte with the English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Paul Goodwin
Edward Elgar: Orchestral Works - Nursery Suite / Dream Children / Serenade / Romance
Paul Goodwin brings fresh insight and a spirit of renewal to this lyrical program of Elgar rarities, in which the composer recaptures happy memories of his youth. "Paul Goodwin conducts ...
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Brahms: Lieder Und Gesänge / Zigeunerlieder  
Label: HARMONIA MUNDI Catalog: 501592/93   Format: CD
RIAS-Kammerchor; Marcus Creed, conductor; Alain Planès, Fortepiano
Brahms: Lieder und Gesänge / Zigeunerlieder
‘The blend of the voices is impeccable and the tone-quality perfectly lovely. Without comparison, their performances give pleasure enough for one to ask nothing further.' – Gramophone
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