Recordings

December 2010

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

KozenaLett.CDEditor's Choice

Magdalena Kožená: "Lettere Amorose"
spacer Songs by Monteverdi, Caccini, Strozzi, d'India, Merula, Marini and others. Private Musicke, Pitzl. Texts and translations. Deutsche Grammophon 477 8765

Love Letters

Magdalena Kožená brings her rich, darkly expressive sound to a program of Italian songs from the seventeenth century.



Opera and Oratorio

Recordings Blanche Cover 12110BOIELDIEU: La Dame Blanche (in German) 
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spacer Mastalier, Wagner, Leggeri; O'Connor, Muchhala, Tsantinis; Soloists of the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg, RIAS Youth Orchestra, Schulz. No texts. Genuin 10534 (2) 
Recordings Carissimi Cover 12110CARISSIMI: Oratorios (Jonas, Jephte, Ezechia, Job)
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spacer Les Voix Baroques, White and Weimann. Latin texts with French and English translations. Atma Classique ACD2 2622 
RusalkaDVDDVORÁK: Rusalka
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spacer A. M. Martínez, Pavlovskaya, Diadkova; Jovanovich, Schelomianski; Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Belohlávek. Text and translation. GFOCD 007-09 (3)
GolijovMarco.CDGOLIJOV: La Pasión según San Marcos
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spacer Da Costa, Rivera, González-Fernandez, Cabrera, Mairena, Alveer; Schola Cantorum de Venezuela, Orchestra La Pasión, Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, Guinand; Holland Festival Orchestra, Spano. Texts and translations. Deutsche Grammophon 477 7461 (2 CDs, 1 DVD)
OrlandoCDHANDEL: Orlando
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spacer De la Merced, Nicholls; Dumaux, Fumas, Buet; La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy, Malgoire. Downloadable texts and translations. K617 221-3 (3) 
Recordings Passions CD Cover 12110HAYES: The Passions
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spacer Tubb, Hofbauer; Uesugi, Munderloh, Abadie. Chor der Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, La Cetra Barockorchester Basel, Rooley. Texts. Glossa GCD 922501
Zauberfl.CDMOZART: Die Zauberflöte
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spacer Petersen, Kaappola; D. Behle, Azesberger, Schmutzhard, M. Fink, Wolff; RIAS-Kammerchor, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Jacobs. Text and translation. Harmonia Mundi HMC 902068/70 (3)
Recordings Dulcinea Cover 121110PALOMO: Dulcinea 
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spacer Arteta, Katz; Ulrich, Kotchinian; Chorus and Orchestra of Deutsche Oper Berlin, Martinez. Text and translation. Naxos 8.572577
Recordings SEaled Angel Cover 12110SHCHEDRIN: The Sealed Angel
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spacer Romancane, Zilberte; Stepe, Circenis, Liepnieks; Krenberga (flute), State Choir Latvija, Sirmais. Libretto and translation. Wergo 6732 2 
Recordings Obersteiger CD Cover 12110ZELLER: Der Obersteiger
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spacer Zink, Siminska, Ellen; Bürgi, Müller-Lorenz, Berchtold; Chorus and Orchestra of the Musik Theater Schönbrunn, Mogg. Text and translation. CPO 777549 (2)

Choral and Song

MahlerSongsCDMAHLER: "Songs with Orchestra"
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spacer Graham; Hampson; San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Tilson Thomas. Text and translations. San Francisco Symphony 821936-0036-2 
Recordings Stile Antico 12110Stile Antico: "Puer Natus Est: Tudor Music for Advent & Christmas"
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spacer Choral music by Byrd, Sheppard, Tallis, Taverner and White. Texts and translations. Harmonia Mundi HMU 807517  
Recordings Messa Requiem Cover 12110VERDI: Messa da Requiem
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spacer Orgonásová, Vondung, Kim, Colombara; Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, Rilling. Text and translation. hänssler CLASSIC CD 98.606
WesendonckCDWAGNER: Wesendonck-Lieder, Orchestral Music 
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spacer Brueggergosman; Cleveland Orchestra, Welser-Möst. Text without translations; notes. Deutsche Grammophon 477 8773

Recital

GarancaHaban.CDElina Garanca: "Habanera"
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spacer Arias and songs by Bizet, Falla, Ravel, Bernstein, Lehár, Balfe, Montsalvatge, Obradors, Serrano, Luna, Gallardo del Rey, Chapí and Barbieri. Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai, Chichon. Texts and translations. Deutsche Grammophon 477 8776
Grigolo.CDVittorio Grigolo: "The Italian Tenor" 
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spacer Arias by Donizetti, Puccini and Verdi. Coro e Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Parma, Morandi. Sony Classical 88697-75257-2

Historical

Recordings Orfeo Cover 12110MONTEVERDI: Orfeo (Hindemith reconstruction) 
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spacer Brinton, Graf, Schretter, Iriarte, Hermann; Sinimberghi, Kmentt, Foster, Guthrie; Wiener Singakademie, Members of the Vienna Symphony, Hindemith. 1954. No text or translation. Music and Arts CD 1237 (2)  
Recordings Nicolai Falstaff Cover 12110NICOLAI: Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor 
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spacer Kupper, Benningsen, Folser; Proebstl, Schmitt-Walter, Holm; Choir of the Bavarian State Opera, Bavarian State Orchestra, Knappertsbusch. Notes, no text. Orfeo d'Or C 787 1021 (2) 

Video

Batons DVDBatons, Bows and Bruises: A History of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 
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spacer Written, produced and directed by Andrew Colin Davies. Bonus CD includes works by Debussy, Gounod, Beethoven, et al. conducted by Beecham, Kempe, Previn, Groves, Gatti. RPO SP 023, 60 mins. (DVD), 77 mins. (CD)
Video Lulu Dvd Cover 12110BERG: Lulu
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spacer Eichenholz, Larmore; Hartmann, Vogt, Volle; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Pappano. Production: Loy. Opus Arte OA 1034 D (2 DVDs) or OA BD7070 D (Blu-ray), 205 mins., subtitled
Faust DVDGOUNOD: Faust
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spacer Gheorghiu, Koch; Alagna, Keenlyside, Terfel; Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Pappano. Production: McVicar. EMI Classics 6 31611 9 (2 DVDs), 180 mins., subtitled
Cosi Salz.DVDMOZART: Così Fan Tutte
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spacer Persson, Leonard, Petibon; Lehtipuu, Boesch, Skovhus; Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker, Fischer. Production: C. Guth. EuroArts 2072538 (2 DVDs) or 2072534 (Blu-ray), 191 mins., subtitled 
Don Giov.DVDMOZART: Don Giovanni
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spacer Dasch, Röschmann, Siurina; Maltman, Polenzani, Schrott, Esposito, Kotscherga; Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker, de Billy. Production: C. Guth. EuroArts 2072548 (2 DVDs) or 2072544 (Blu-ray), 177 mins., subtitled  
Video Boheme DVD Cover 12110PUCCINI: La Bohème 
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spacer Gerzmava, Dukach; Ilincai, Viviani, Smoriginas; Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Nelsons. Production: Copley. Opus Arte OA 1027 D (DVD) or OA BD7060 D (Blu-ray), 121 mins., subtitled
KingRogerDVDSZYMANOWSKI: King Roger
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spacer Pasichnyk; Hendricks, Hartmann, Graham-Bell; Children's Chorus of Musikhauptschule Bregenz, Camerata Silesia, Vienna Symphony, Elder. Production: Pountney. C Major 702808 (DVD) or 702904 (Blu-ray), 89 mins., subtitled
Don Carlo DVDVERDI: Don Carlo
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spacer Poplavskaya, Ganassi; Villazón, Keenlyside, Furlanetto, Halfvarson; Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Pappano. Production: Hytner. EMI Classics 6 31609 9 (2 DVDs), 211 mins., subtitled
OthelloDVDVERDI: Othello (in German) 
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spacer Jurinac; Windgassen, Mittelmann; Chor der Wiener Staatsoper, Wiener Sänger­knaben, Südfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester, Quadri. Production: Schenk. Arthaus Musik 101 505, 134 mins., black and white, subtitled
RigolettoDVDVERDI: Rigoletto
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spacer Damrau, Mayer; Flórez, Lučić, Zeppenfeld; Male voices of the Choir of the Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Luisi. Production: Lehnhoff. Virgin Classics 641868 9 4, 137 mins., subtitled 
Video Rigoletto 2 DvD Cover 12110VERDI: Rigoletto 
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spacer Mula, Surguladze; C. Álvarez, M. Álvarez, Konstantinov; Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, López-Cobos. Production: Vick. Arthaus Musik 107 147, 130 mins., subtitled 
RienziDVDWAGNER: Rienzi
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spacer Nylund, Aldrich; Kerl, Jerkunica, Szumanski, Carlson, Bieber; Chorus and Orchestra of Deutsche Oper Berlin, Lang-Lessing. Production: Stölzl. Arthaus Musik 101 521 (DVD) or 101 522 (Blu-ray), 156 mins. (opera), 26 mins. (bonus), subtitled
Video Tristan Cover 2 12110WAGNER: Tristan und Isolde
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spacer G. Jones, Schwarz; Kollo, Feldhoff, Lloyd; Chorus and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Kout. Production: Friedrich. Kultur D4539 (2 DVDs), 232 mins., subtitled 

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