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September 2011

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

IntermezzoCDEditor's Choice

R. STRAUSS: Intermezzo (in English)
spacer Söderström; Bakker, Oliver; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Pritchard. Texts. Chandos 3174 (2)

Shining Star

Elisabeth Söderström's complex portrayal of Christine Storch is the glory of Glyndebourne's 1974 Intermezzo.

Opera and Oratorio

Recordings John Passion Cover 911BACH: St. John Passion
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spacer Fuge, Lunn, Fink; Padmore, Müller-Brachmann,; Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, Gardiner. Texts, notes. NDR Kultur/Soli Deo Gloria SDG 712 (2)
Recordings Queenie Pie Cover 911ELLINGTON: Queenie Pie 
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spacer Bradford, Beckford; Gipson; Huston-Tillotson University Concert Choir, University of Texas Jazz Orchestra; Hellmer. No texts; synopsis only. Longhorn Music LHM 2010003 
AriodanteCDHANDEL: Ariodante
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spacer Gauvin, Puértolas, DiDonato, Lemieux; Lehtipuu, Brook; Il Complesso Barocco, Curtis. Texts and translations. Virgin Classics 070844 (3)
SeasonsCDHAYDN: Die Jahreszeiten (The Seasons)
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spacer Persson; Ovenden, Foster-Williams; London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, C. Davis. Text and translation. LSO Live LSO 0708 (2)
BellerephonCDLULLY: Bellérophon
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spacer Perruche, Scheen, Borghi; Auvity, Getchell, Alexiev, Teitgen; Chamber Choir of Namur, Les Talens Lyriques, Rousset. Libretto and translation. Aparté AP 105 (2)
SturmCDMARTIN: Der Sturm
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spacer Buffle; Holl, Beekman, Gilchrist, O'Neill, Sadnik, Morsch, Oliemans, J. Wagner, Herschenfeld, Macco, Wilgenhof; Netherlands Radio Choir and Philharmonic Orchestra, T. Fischer. Text and translation. Hyperion CDA67821/3 (3)
Recordings Tukfursten Cover 911UNANDER-SCHARIN: Tokfursten (The King of Fools
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spacer Larsson, Bengtsdotter-Ljung, Bystrand, Frölén, Gustafsson; Persson, Eleby, Eliasson, Svensson; Vadstena Academy Chamber Orchestra, Bartosch. Text & translation. Caprice CAP 22046 (2) 

Choral and Song

Records Schafer Brahms Songs Cover 911Christine Schäfer and Graham Johnson: "The Songs of Johannes Brahms, Vol. 2"
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spacer Texts and translations. Hyperion CDJ33122
REcordings Dennehy COver 911DENNEHY: Grá agus Bás; That the Night Come
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spacer Upshaw, Lionáird; Crash Ensemble, Pierson. Texts and translations. Nonesuch 527063
Recordings Tavener Cover 911TAVENER: "Choral Ikons"
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spacer The Choir, Whitbourn. Texts and translations. Opus Arte OA CD9007 D
Recordings Miserere Cover 911The Cardinall's Musick: "Allegri's Miserere and the Music of Rome" 
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spacer Carwood. Texts and translations. Hyperion CDA67860
REcordings Villa Lobos Choral Works Cover 911VILLA-LOBOS: Choral Works
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spacer SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart, Creed. Texts and translations. Hänssler Classic CD 93.268


StraussDamrauCDDiana Damrau: "Poesie"
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spacer Orchestral Songs by Richard Strauss. Münchner Philharmoniker, Thielemann. Texts and translations. Virgin Classics 628664
NevenCDHenk Neven and Hans Eijsackers: "Auf Einer Burg"
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spacer Songs by Loewe and R. Schumann. Texts and translations. Onyx 4052
ArchibaldCDJane Archibald: "Haydn Arias"
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spacer Orchestre Symphonique Bienne, Rösner. Texts and translations. ATMA Classique ACD2 2664
ErdmannMozartCDMojca Erdmann: "Mostly Mozart"
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spacer Arias by Mozart, Salieri, J. C. Bach, Paisiello, Holzbauer. La Cetra, Marcon. Texts and translations. Deutsche Grammophon 477 8979
Recordings String Quartet Voice Cover 911Quatuor Diotima: "The String Quartet and the Voice"
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spacer Music by Schoenberg, Webern and Berg. With Sandrine Piau and Marie-Nicole Lemieux. Texts and translations. Naïve 5240


Recordings Dermota Cover 911Anton Dermota: Live Recordings, 1944-81
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spacer Arias and ensembles by Mozart, Beethoven, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, R. Strauss, Shostakovich and Pfitzner. With Jurinac, Della Casa, Seefried, Schwarzkopf, Streich, Borkh; Kunz, Berry, Schoeffler, London, Fischer-Dieskau et al. Various conductors. No texts or translations. Orfeo d'Or 1780621 (2)
Recordings Fidelio cover 911BEETHOVEN: Fidelio
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spacer Nilsson, Hurley; Vickers, Anthony, Uhde, Czerwenka, Tozzi; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Böhm. No text or translation. Sony Classical 88697 85309 2 (2)


EroDVDBOTTESINI: Ero e Leandro
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spacer Mercier; Pasolini, Scandiuzzi; Coro Claudio Monteverdi, Orchestra Filarmonica del Piemonte, Salvagno. Production: Borello and Zurla. Dynamic 33670, 102 mins., subtitled
KleiberLostDVDCarlos Kleiber: I Am Lost to the World
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spacer A film by Georg Wübbolt. With Cotrubas, Holender, Muti, Schenk and others. C Major 705608, 59 mins., subtitled
KleiberTracesDVDCarlos Kleiber: Traces to Nowhere
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spacer A film by Eric Schulz. With Domingo, Fassbaender, V. Kleiber, Schenk and others. Arthaus Musik 101 553, 72 mins., subtitled
Belshazz.DVDHANDEL: Belshazzar
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spacer Joshua, Hammarström; Tarver, B. Mehta, N. Davies; RIAS Kammerchor, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Jacobs. Production: Nel. Harmonia Mundi HMD 9909028.29 (2 DVDs) or HMD 9809028 (Blu-ray), 166 mins., subtitled 
OrfeoBl.RayMONTEVERDI: L'Orfeo
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spacer Invernizzi, Mingardo; Nigl, Zanasi; Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala, Concerto Italiano, Alessandrini. Production: Wilson. Opus Arte OA BD7080 D (Blu-ray) or OA 1044 D (DVD), 112 mins. (opera), 4 mins. (bonus), subtitled 
DonG.DVDMOZART: Don Giovanni
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spacer Samuil, Royal, Virovlansky; Finley, Burden, Pisaroni, Loconsolo, Sherratt; Glyndebourne Chorus, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, V. Jurowski. Production: Kent. EMI Classics 0 72107 9 (2 DVDs), 194 mins., subtitled
GiacomoDVDThe Giacomo Variations
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spacer Dapkunaite, Klussmann; Malkovich, Boesch; Orchester Wiener Akademie, Haselböck. Production: Sturminger. Arthaus Musik 101 570, 139 mins. (opera), 34 mins. (bonus), subtitled
Video Walkure Cover 911WAGNER: Die Walküre
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spacer L. Watson, Haller, Fujimura; Botha, Dohmen, Youn; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, Thielemann. Production: Dorst. Bonus features. Opus Arte OA 1045 D (2 DVDs) or OA BD7081 D (Blu-ray), 258 mins., subtitled

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