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Opera & Vocal CD review - 31 October 1998


Amadeus & Vienna: Mozart, Haydn, Martín y Soler, Cimarosa, Salieri, Gazzaniga, Sarti
Roberto Scaltriti, baritone
Les Talens Lyriques
Christophe Rousset, conductor
Oiseau-Lyre 458 557-2
Texts and translations in English, French and German




Mozart Arias and Strauss Orchestral Songs
Christine Schäfer, soprano
Berliner Philharmoniker
Claudio Abbado, conductor
DGG 457 582-2
Texts and translations in English, French and German

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Mozart: Opera and Concert Arias
Véronique Gens, soprano
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Ivor Boltonconductor
Virgin 7243 5 45319 2 7
Texts and translations in English, French andGerman

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Amadeus & Vienna

Mozart Arias - Christine Schäfer

Mozart Arias - Véronique Gens

Bach: Compete Cantatas - Volume 6 (BWV 50, 59, 69, 69a, 75, 76, 104, 179, 186, 190)
Ruth Ziesak, soprano; Elisabeth von Magnus, alto; Paul Agnew, tenor; Klaus Mertens, bass
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir
Ton Koopman, conductor
Erato 3984 21629-2 (3 cds)
Texts and translations in English, French and German

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Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle
Jessye Norman (Judith); László Polgár (Bluebeard); Nicholas Simon (Prologue)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Pierre Boulez, conductor
DGG 447 04062
Texts and translations in Hungarian, English, German, French and Italian
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Bartok - Bluebeard's Castle

Handel: Admeto
Rachel Yakar (Alceste); Jill Gomez (Antigona); Rita Dams (Orindo); René Jacobs (Admeto); James Bowman (Trasimede); Ulrik Cold (Ercole); Max van Egmond (Meraspe)
Il Complesso Barocco
Alan Curtis, conductor
Virgin Veritas 7243 5 61369 2 2 (3 cds)
Notes and translations in English, French and German
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Handel: Rodelinda
Sophie Daneman (Rodelinda); Catherine Robbin (Eduige); Daniel Taylor (Bertarido); Robin Blaze (Unulfo); Adrian Thompson (Grimoaldo); Christopher Purves (Garibaldo)
Raglan Baroque Players
Nicholas Kraemer, conductor
Virgin Veritas 7243 5 45277 2 2 (3 cds)
Notes and translations in English, French and German; text and translation in Italian and English only
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Handel - Admeto


Handel - Rodelinda

Krása: Verlobung im Traum; Symphonie
Juanita Lascarro (Sina); Jane Henschel (Marja Alexandrowna); Charlotte Hellekant (Nastassja); Robert Wörle (Paul); Albert Dohmen (The Prince); Michael Kraus (Archivist) Brigitte Balleys (Symphonie)
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Women of the Ernst-Senff Chorus
Lothar Zagrosek ,
(Verlobung im Traum)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (Symphonie)
Decca 455 587-2 (2 cds)
Notes and translations in English, French and German

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Krasa

Lutoslawski: Chantefleurs et Chantefables, Five Songs, Chain 1, Preludes and Fugue
Solveig Kringelborn, soprano
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Daniel Harding, conductor
Virgin 7243 5 45275 2 4
Texts and translations in English, French and German
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Lutoslawski

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
Jessye Norman, soprano
Siegfried Jerusalem, tenor
Berliner Philharmoniker
James Levine,
conductor
DGG 439 948-2
Notes and translations in English, French, German and Italian
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Mahler

Prokofiev: Betrothal in a Monastery
Anna Netrebko (Louisa); Marianna Tarassova (Clara); Larissa Diadkova (Duenna); Nikolai Gassiev (Don Jerome); Evgeny Akimov (Antonio); Alexander Gergalov (Ferdinand); Sergei Alexashkin (Mendoza); Yuri Shkliar (Don Carlos); Vladimir Vaneev (Padre Augustin); and Sergei Liadov; Gerogy Zastavny; Fiodor Kusnetzov
Kirov Orchestra and Chorus
Valery Gergiev, conductor
Philips 462 107-2 (3 cds)
Texts and translations in English, French and German
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Prokofiev - Betrothal in a Monastery

Schubert: Lieder
Ian Bostridge, tenor
Julius Drake, piano
EMI 7243 4 45347 2 6
Texts and translations in English, French and German

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Schubert - Lieder

Szymanowski: King Roger
Barbara Zagórzanka (Roksana); Anna Malewicz-Madey (Deaconess); Wieslaw Ochman (Shepherd); Henryk Grychnik (Edrisi); Andrzej Hiolski (Roger); Leonard Andrzej Mróz (Archbishop)
Polish State Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra (Katowice)
Karol Stryja, conductor
Naxos 8.660062-63 (2 cds)
Notes and translations in English, French and German; text in Polish only

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Szymanowski - King Roger

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