Recordings

October 2016

Reviews of the latest opera CDs and DVDs — both remastered reissues of the greats and new recordings by today's most notable artists.

Recordings Elektra Cover 1016Editor's Choice

R. STRAUSS: Elektra
DVD Button Brimberg, Levonen, Tobiasson, Lindfors; Kyhle, Lander; Norrlandsoperan Symphony Orchestra, Gamba. Production: Padrissa. C Major 731808 (DVD), 108 mins., subtitled

Blood Feud.

Emphasis on the blood in this sanguinary production of Strauss’s classical family drama.



Opera and Oratorio

Recordings Bach Secular Cantatas Cover 1016BACH: "Secular Cantatas, Vol. 6"
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CD Button Lunn, Sampson; Blaze, Türk, Wörner; Bach Collegium Japan, Suzuki. Texts and translations. BIS 2181
Recordings Don Checco Cover 1016DE GIOSA: Don Checco
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CD Button Lippo; Colaianni, Castoro, Cavalluzzi, Monaco, Cauteruccio; Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia, Beltrami. Texts and translations online. Dynamic CDS 7737 /1-2 (2)
Recordings Wuthering Heights Cover 1016FLOYD: Wuthering Heights
CD Button Jarman, Markgraf, Mentzer; Rideout, Buck, Shelton; Florentine Opera Company and Chorus, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Mechavich. English text. Reference LIVE RE-721 SACD (2)
Recordings Faust DVD Cover 1016GOUNOD: Faust
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DVD Button Lungu, Kemoklidze, Korbey; Castronovo, Ladjuk, Abdrakazov, Orecchia; Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Regio, Torino/Noseda. Unitel Classica Major 735108 (2)
Recordings Hercules Cover 1016HANDEL: Hercules
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DVD Button Ernman, Bohlin, DiDonato, Shimell, Spence; Les Arts Florrisants, Christie. Production: Bondy. Bel Air BAC 213, 190 mins., subtitled
Recordings Jommelli Cover 1016JOMMELLI: Fede, Speranza e Amor Divino
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CD Button Bilancione, M. Caruso; M. Ried; MAKSi Akademieorchestr; Quaremba. Libretto and translation. Bongiovanni GB 2480/81-2 (2)
Recordings Morlacchi Cover 1016MORLACCHI: Il Barbiere di Siviglia
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CD Button Ruffini; Comencini, Putelli, Franceschetto, Gatti, Tomicich, Valentini; Orchestra Giovanile “ln Canto,” Catalucci. Bongiovanni GB 2085/86-2 (2)
Recordings Turandot Cover Guleghina DVD 1016PUCCINI: Turandot
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DVD Button Guleghina, Voulgaridou; Berti, Tsymbalyuk; Cor de la Generalitat Valenciana and Orquesta de la Comunitat Valenciana, Mehta. Production: Kaige. C Major 750008 (DVD), 750104 (Blu-ray), 125 mins. (opera), 36 mins. (bonus), subtitled
Recordings Wilden Schwaene Reinecke Cover 1016REINECKE: Die Wilden Schwäne
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CD Button Labonte, Romberger, Shi, Blanz; Köhler; female chorus and instrumental ensemble, Enke. CPO 777-940-2
Recordings Gazzetta Cover 1016ROSSINI: La Gazzetta
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DVD Button Forte, Bailly, Minarelli; Rocha, Kubla, Marabelli, Joakim, Calatayud; Orchestra and Chorus of the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Schultsz. Production: Mazzonis di Pralafera. Dynamic 37742, 145 mins., subtitled
Recordings Scarlatti Primavera lg 1016SCARLATTI: La Gloria di Primavera
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CD Button Ograjensek, Moore; van der Linde, Phan, Williams; Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale, McGegan. Text and translations. Philharmonia Baroque Productions PBP-09 (2)
Recordings Apocalypsis Cover 1016SCHAFER: Apocalypsis
CD Button Anderson, Tagaq, Bardos, Bickersteth, Huhtanen, Wang; Carver, Waetford; choirs, ensembles and conductors of the Luminato Festival. Text and translation. Analekta AN 2 8784-5 (2)
Recordings Janowski Ring cover 1016WAGNER: Der Ring des Nibelungen
CD Button Lang, Urmana, Diener, Vermillion, Prudenskaya, Larsson; Gould, Ryan, R. D. Smith, Elsner, Konieczny, Schmeckenbecher, Riihonen, Salminen; Rundfunkchor Berlin and Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Janowski. Pentatone PTC 5186581 (13)

Choral and Song

Recordings Amuse Bouche cover 1016I Fagiolini: "Amuse-Bouche"
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CD Button Choral and piano works by Daniel-Lesur, Françaix, Milhaud, Poulenc, Ravel, and Satie. I Fagiolini, Hollingsworth; Markland, piano. Texts and translations. Decca 478 9394
Recordings Lotti Crucifixus cover 1016LOTTI: Crucifixus, and other sacred works
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CD Button Syred Consort and Orchestra of St. Paul’s, Palmer. Texts and translations. Delphian DCD34182
Recordings Rautavaara Rubaiyat Cover 1016RAUTAVAARA: Rubáiyát and other works
CD Button Finley, Pohjonen; Helsinki Music Centre Choir, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Storgårds. Texts and translations. Ondine ODE 1274-2
Recordings Satie Cover 1016SATIE: Socrate
CD Button Hannigan; de Leeuw, piano. Winter & Winter 910 234-2
Recording Thompson Requiem cover 1016THOMPSON: Requiem
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CD Button The Philadelphia Singers, Hayes. English text. Naxos 8.559789
Recordings Wainwright All my Loves Cover 1016WAINWRIGHT: Take All My Loves
CD Button Prohaska, Welch, M. Wainwright, Cutler; R. Wainwright, de Vries, Nell, Holtz; various speakers; BBC Symphony Orchestra, Ogren. Text and translation. DG B0024764-02

Recital

Recordings Hendricks Blues Cover 1016Barbara Hendricks: Blues Everywhere I Go
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CD Button Hendricks; Schultz, Algotsson, Lassbo, Montgomery. Arte Verum ARV-013
Recordings Brahms Goerne Cover 1016BRAHMS: Vier Ernste Gesänge
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CD Button Goerne; Eschenbach, Piano. Texts and translations. Harmonia Mundi HMC 902174
Recordings Boesch Schubert Cover 1016Florian Boesch & Malcolm Martineau: "Schubert"
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CD Button Onyx Classics 4149
Recordings Espagne Neven Eijsackers Cover 1016Hank Nevin & Hans Eijsackers: "Rêves d’Espagne"
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CD Button Songs by Ibert, Shostakovich, Albeniz, Dorumsgaard, de Anchieta, Mena, de la Torre, de Morales, Esteve, Granados and Ravel. Neven; Eijsackers, piano. Texts and translations. Onyx 4132
Recordings Laudate Cover 1016Johannette Zomer: "Vivaldi: Jubilate!"
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CD Button Arias from Juditha Triumphans (RV 644); sacred music for soprano (RV 635, RV 631, RV 600); Sinfonia in D Major (RV 125); Sinfonia “Al Santo Sepolcro” (RV 169). Tulipa Consort. Channel Classics CC5 38216
Recordings Karine Deshays Rossini Cover 1016Karine Deshayes: "Rossini"
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CD Button Songs and arias by Rossini; Les Forces Majeures, Merlin. Texts and translations. CIC Aparte Music AP 121
Recordings Sylvia McNair cover 1016Sylvia McNair: "Subject To Change!"
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CD Button Taylor, piano; Allen, bass; Houghton, drums and percussion. No texts. Harbinger Records HCD 3203
Recordings Wolf Karthauser Cover 1016WOLF: “Kennst du das Land?”
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CD Button Karthäuser; Asti, piano. Texts and translations. Harmonia Mundi HMC 902245.

Historical

Recordings Beggars Opera cover 1016GAY: The Beggar’s Opera
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DVD Button Hall, Ashe, Routledge; Daltrey, Johns; English Baroque Soloists, Gardiner. Arthaus Musik 109220, 135 mins., subtitled (poorly)
Recording Faust Destinn Cover 1016GOUNOD: Faust
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CD Button Destinn, Goetze, von Scheele-Müller; Jörn, Zádor, Neudahm, Knüpfer; Chorus of the Berlin Court Opera, Grammophon Orchester Berlin, Seider-Winkler. Marston 52074-2
Recordings Luisa Miller Cover 1016VERDI: Luisa Miller
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CD Button Stella, Dominguez; Di Stefano, MacNeil, Campi, Ariè; Teatro Massimo di Palermo Orchestra and Chorus, Sanzogno. No libretto. Urania WS 121.206 (2)

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