Daniel Lager, Roberta Invernizzi, Kai Wessel & others. Musica Alta Ripa. Bernward Lohr, conductor.
Label: MDG. Format: 3 CDs.
UPC: 760623156620. Daedalus Item Code: 77340
After long neglect, Agostino Steffani's (1654–1728) music is increasingly being performed and recorded, with the Italian diplomat and ecclesiastic finally being recognized as one of the most gifted ... (Read More)
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Salvo Bruno & Karin ten Cate. Mario Previti, piano. The Mario Singers. Ukrainian State Symphony Orchestra. Taras Krysa, conductor.
Label: Brilliant Classics. Format: CD.
UPC: 5029365759328. Daedalus Item Code: 67181
The 1988 collaboration between Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballé and Queen front man Freddie Mercury yielded an album and the Olympic anthem "Barcelona"; these melodic and dramatic songs were a ... (Read More)
Teresa Kubiak, Jon Vickers, Joseph Evans & others. Chorus & Orchestra of the Opera Company of Boston. Sarah Caldwell, conductor.
Label: VAI Audio. Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 089948122227. Daedalus Item Code: 77094
One of the world's greatest heroic tenors, Jon Vickers is Florestan, paired with Teresa Kubiak—a gifted Polish soprano who was a Metropolitan Opera regular—in the role of Leonore, in this live, 1976 ... (Read More)
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Eileen Farrell with Ara Berberian, Richard Cassilly, Nicola Moscona, Nell Rankin, Chester Ludgin & others.
Label: VAI Audio. Format: CD.
UPC: 089948126027. Daedalus Item Code: 77100
In this 1963 New Orleans performance of Giuseppe Verdi's La Forza del Destino, Eileen Farrell is Leonora, singing one of her favorite roles, alongside Ara Berberian as the Marquis of Calatrava ... (Read More)
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Marlene Dietrich, vocals. Lotte Lenya & the Three Admirals. Lewis Ruth Band. Theo Mackeben, conductor, & others.
Label: Warner Classics. Format: CD.
UPC: 0190295774592. Daedalus Item Code: 79743
The 1920s and early 30s were a brief but fertile golden age for German music, and these remastered recordings from the era capture two of its greatest performers in their prime. In these excerpts ... (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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André Post, Claudia Patacca, Cécile van de Sant & others. Vocal Ensemble Cocu. Musica ad Rhenum. Jed Wentz, conductor.
Label: Brilliant Classics. Format: 2 CDs, boxed.
UPC: 5028421939674. Daedalus Item Code: 67203
Recorded in the 900-year-old Maria Minor Church in the Netherlands, this 2002 performance of W.A. Mozart's two-act opera features Dutch tenor André Post in the role of emperor Tito Vespasiano and ... (Read More)
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Maria Reining, Ludwig Weber, Sena Jurinac & others. Wiener Staatsopernchor und Philharmoniker. Erich Kleiber, conductor.
Label: Decca. Format: 3 CDs, boxed.
UPC: 028946711125. Daedalus Item Code: 79771
Few operas have so quickly become part of the standard repertoire as Richard Strauss's 1911 masterpiece, and of the many recordings it has generated, this 1954 performance ranks among the very best. ... (Read More)
Bruno Praticň, Alessandra Rossi, Maurizio Comencini & others. English Chamber Orchestra. Marcello Viotti, conductor.
Label: Claves Records. Format: CD.
UPC: 7619931910123. Daedalus Item Code: 77086
Launching one of opera's greatest careers, Gioacchino Rossini composed La Cambiale di Matrimonio in 1810, when he was all of 18 years old. This one-act farce follows the fortunes of English ... (Read More)
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