David Craighead & David Mulbury, organs. The Fairfield Orchestra. John Welsh, conductor.
Label: Naxos. Format: CD.
UPC: 636943902820. Daedalus Item Code: 57639
Before his 19th birthday, Leo Sowerby's (1895–1968) catalog numbered more than 90 works, including a Violin Concerto premiered by the Chicago Symphony. Four years later, the same orchestra gave an ... (Read More)
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Precious little music has been written for two harps, but the extraordinary Duo Bilitis—winners of the International Chamber Music Competition in Almere, Holland—has proven the elasticity of the ... (Read More)
Taverner Consort & Choir. Andrew Parrott, conductor.
Label: Warner Classics. Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 190295914400. Daedalus Item Code: 79031
A conductor whose repertoire spans seven centuries, Andrew Parrott's passion has always been for medieval and Renaissance choral works, and on these newly reissued 1984–87 recordings, he leads his ... (Read More)
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Gilles Cachemaille, Michael Ruhr & others. Konzertchor Darmstadt. Philharmonisches Orchester Darmstadt. Wolfgang Seeliger, conductor.
Label: Christophorus. Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 4010072773265. Daedalus Item Code: 47893
Influenced by the large-scale biblical works of Felix Mendelssohn, Carl Amand Mangold's robust 1859 oratorio Abraham—appearing here in its first-ever recording—recounts key moments in the life ... (Read More)
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Fusing traditional folk tunes with Italian opera, canzona napoletana—Neapolitan song—makes for an intimate yet entertaining listening experience. With music by Raffaele Viviani ("Tarantella ... (Read More)
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Maria Callas, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Tito Gobbi, Anna Moffo, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf & others. Tullio Serafin, Herbert von Karajan, Nicola Resicigno, Georges Prêtre & others, conductors.
Label: Warner Classics. Format: 69 CDs & CD-ROM.
UPC: 825646339914. Daedalus Item Code: 49648
The epitome of the true diva, American-born Greek soprano Maria Callas was a singing actress who defined (and often redefined) the operatic repertoire in the 20th century. Although she died young—in ... (Read More)
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Martha Argerich, Alessandro Stella, Lilya Zilberstein & others, pianos. Jing Zhao, cello. Paul Meyer, clarinet. Mayu Kishima, violin, & others.
Label: Warner Classics. Format: 3 CDs, boxed.
Daedalus Item Code: 69538
The music festival in the Swiss city of Lugano provides audiences with an annual opportunity to hear Martha Argerich performing unusual repertoire with some of classical music's rising stars. Here ... (Read More)
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Martha Argerich, piano. Gidon Kremer, violin. Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal. Charles Dutoit, conductor, & others.
Label: Warner Classics. Format: 20 CDs, boxed.
UPC: 0190295948986. Daedalus Item Code: 69644
(Grammy Winner Included) For more than half a century, Martha Argerich has unquestionably been one of the premiere interpreters of Romantic and modernist repertoire, making this lavish 20-disc ... (Read More)
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This recording of The Usable Virtuoso was the first of this music by Johann Mattheson (1681–1764) to feature the Baroque violin, with basso continuo being provided by archlute and organ. ... (Read More)
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An immensely prolific composer with a knack for practically every type of composition, Max Reger (1873–1916) returned to writing for the organ throughout his career. A devotee of 20th-century organ ... (Read More)
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Trained as a lawyer in Rome, Domenico Mazzocchi (1592–1665) instead became an important composer, providing music for cardinals and popes. Somewhat akin to the music of Claudio Monteverdi, the 16 ... (Read More)
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Peter Kooij is known for his appearances on recordings of Bach cantatas, as well as for his fine portrayal of Hercules on Naxos's recording of that oratorio by Handel. This mellifluous program shows ... (Read More)
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