Recordings

October 2012

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

BrittenCDEditor's Choice

BRITTEN: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings; Nocturne
FINZI: Dies Natalis 

spacer Padmore; Bell, horn; Britten Sinfonia, Shave. Texts and translations. Harmonia Mundi HMU 807552

Tenor Serenades

Mark Padmore delivers expert performances in a generously filled disc of music by Britten and Finzi.



Opera and Oratorio

PirataCDBELLINI: Il Pirata
spacer Giannattasio, Simmonds; Bros, Tézier, Sherratt; Geoffrey Mitchell Choir, London Philharmonic, Parry. Text and translation. Opera Rara ORC45 (3)
Recordings Olimpiade cover 1012L'Olimpiade: The Opera
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spacer Arias by Caldara, Hasse, Pergolesi, Vivaldi and others. With Gauvin, Rosique, Basso, Gottwald; Phan, Spanos; Venice Baroque Orchestra, Chryssicos. Italian texts with English and French translations. Naïve V 5295 (2)
ElektraCDR. STRAUSS: Elektra
spacer Charbonnet, Denoke, Palmer; Storey, Goerne; Chorus and Orchestra of the London Symphony, Gergiev. Libretto. LSO 0701 (2)
OrangoCDSHOSTAKOVICH: Orango (Prologue); Symphony No. 4
spacer Van Doren, Manfredi; Fabiano, Bekbosunov, Chaney, Strange, Brancoveanu, A. Gonzalez, McKinny, Bisch; Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Salonen. Deutsche Grammophon 0289 479 0249 (2)
LohengrinCDWAGNER: Lohengrin
spacer Dasch, Resmark; Vogt, Grochowski, Groissböck; Rundfunk Chor, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Janowski. Text and translation. Pentatone PTC 5186 403 (3)

Choral and Song

Recordings Bach Motet cover 1012BACH: Motets
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spacer Monteverdi Choir, Gardiner. Texts and translations. Soli Deo Gloria SDG716
Monte_VespersCDI Fagiolini: "1612: Italian Vespers"
spacer Music by Gabrieli, Viadana, Palestrina, Monteverdi and others. Hollingworth, conductor. Latin texts and English translations. Decca 001679402
Recordings Metamorphosiscover 1012Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia: "Metamorphosis"
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spacer Music of Higdon, Clearfield and Primosch. Sylvan, baritone. Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Harler. No texts. Innova 806
PassionMLK_CDN. FLAGELLO: Passion of Martin Luther King; L’Infinito; The Land
spacer E. Flagello; Ambrosian Singers, London Philharmonic Orchestra, I Musici di Firenze, N. Flagello. No texts. Naxos Historical 8.112065
Recordings Part Cover 1012PÄRT: Creator Spiritus
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spacer Theater of Voices, Ars Nova Copenhagen, NYYD Quartet, Hillier. Texts and translations. Harmonia Mundi HMU 807553

Recital

Recordings bestiaire cover 1012Céline Ricci and Daniel Lockert: "Bestiaire"
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spacer Songs by Sauguet, de Séverac, Caplet and Herscher-Clément. With Chan. French texts with English translations. Sono Luminus DSL-92149
Recordings Cirque Cover 1012Céline Ricci and Daniel Lockert: "Cirque"
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spacer Songs by Sauguet, Milhaud and Auric; French texts with English translations. Sono Luminus DSL-92125
DowlandCDMichael Slattery and La Nef: "Dowland in Dublin"
spacer English texts with French translations. ATMA Classique ACD2 2650
Recordings Harmonia Cover 1012Rosemary Joshua: “PURCELL: Harmonia Sacra”
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spacer With Les Talens Lyriques, Rousset. Texts and translations. harmonia mundi AP027
Recordings Vivaldi Discoveries cover 1012VIVALDI: "New Discoveries II"
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spacer Hallenberg; Modo Antiquo, Sardelli. Texts and translations. Naïve OP 30534

Video

CimarosaDVDCIMAROSA: Il Matrimonio Segreto (in German)
spacer Köth, Otto, P. Johnson; Grobe, McDaniel, Greindl; Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Maazel. Production: Sellner. Arthaus Musik 101 625 (DVD), 123 mins., subtitled
Video Poliuto Cover 1012DONIZETTI: Poliuto
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spacer Marrocu; Kunde, Del Savio, Papi; Chorus and Orchestra of Bergamo Music Festival, Rota. Production: Spada. Bongiovanni AB 20021, 120 mins., subtitled
VidaBreveDVDFALLA: La Vida Breve
spacer Gallardo-Domâs, Corbacho; de León, Bou; Cor de la Generalitat Valenciana, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Maazel. Production: del Monaco. C Major 710708 (DVD) or 710804 (Blu-ray), 
81 mins., subtitled
Video Luxemburg cover 1012LEHÁR: Der Graf von Luxemburg 
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spacer Sukis, Papouschek, Tilden; Wächter, Kunz, Fröhlich; Symphony Orchestra Kurt Graunke, Goldschmidt. Production: Glück. Arthaus Musik 101 626, 95 mins., subtitled 
Video Zigeuenerliebe cover 1012LEHÁR: Zigeunerliebe
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spacer Perry, Lorand; Buzea, Dallapozza; Chorus of the Bayerischer Rundfunk, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Wallberg. Production: Kašlík. Arthaus Musik 101 599, 88 mins., subtitled
DonQ_DVDMASSENET: Don Quichotte
spacer Tro Santafé; van Dam, van Mechelen; Orchestre Symphonique et Choeurs de La Monnaie, Minkowski. Production: Pelly. Naïve 2147, 111 mins. (opera), 61 mins. (bonus), subtitled
DonG_BluRayMOZART: Don Giovanni
spacer Durkin, Dark, Fiebig; Rhodes, Choo, Coad, A. Jones, Sumegi; Opera Australia Chorus, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Wigglesworth. Production: Järvefelt. Opera Australia OPOZ56024BD (Blu-ray), OPOZ56023DVD (2 DVDs), OPOZ56025CD (3 CDs), 176 mins., subtitled
SilentWagnerDVDSilent Wagner
spacer Directed by Carl Fröhlich. Tony Palmer TPDVD171, silent, black and white, 82 mins.
LohengrinDVDWAGNER: Lohengrin
spacer Dasch, Lang; Vogt, Rasilainen, Zeppenfeld; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and Chorus, Nelsons. Production: Neuenfels. Opus Arte OA 1071 D (2 DVDs) or OA BD7103 D (Blu-ray), 209 mins. (opera), 26 mins. (bonus), subtitled

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