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WETA Classical

  • Symphony #41 "Jupiter": I

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Musicians of the Louvre | Marc Minkowski (conductor)

    Archiv 0006506 (Mozart: Symphones Nos. 40 & 41)
  • Finlandia

    Jean Sibelius

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    New Philharmonia Orchestra | Kazimierz Kord (conductor)

    London 411.933 (Finlandia)
  • Piano Concerto #4: I

    Ludwig van Beethoven

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Yefim Bronfman (piano) | Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich | David Zinman (conductor)

    Arte Nova 640100 (Beethoven: Piano Concertos 3 & 4)
  • After a Dream (Apres un reve)

    Gabriel Fauré

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Gil Shaham (violin) | Brinton Smith (cello) | Akira Eguchi (piano)

    Canary Classics 1239 (The Fauré Album)
  • Phantasiestücke (Fantasy Pieces), Op. 12: #7. Traumes-Wirren (Dream Visions)

    Robert Schumann

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Alfred Brendel (piano)

    Philips 0007433 (Alfred Brendel, Steinway Legends)
  • Tempo di minuetto (in the style of Pugnani)

    Fritz Kreisler

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Joshua Bell (violin) | Paul Coker (piano)

    London 444.409 (The Kreisler Album)
  • Sinfonia Melodica, TWV 50:2

    Georg Philipp Telemann

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra | Barthold Kuijken (flute, conductor)

    Naxos 573.900 (The Colourful Telemann)
  • Symphonic Dance #1

    Sergei Rachmaninoff

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    St. Louis Symphony Orchestra | Leonard Slatkin (conductor)

    Vox 3002 (Rachmaninoff: Orchestral Music)
  • Rondo on "God rest you merry, gentlemen"

    Samuel Wesley

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Ian Hobson (piano)

    Arabesque 6594 (The London Piano School Volume 1)
  • Der Rosenkavalier: Waltz Sequence #2

    Richard Strauss

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Scottish National Orchestra | Neeme Järvi (conductor)

    Chandos 8834 (R. Strauss: Macbeth, etc.)
  • Oboe Concerto in F Major, F VII/12

    Antonio Vivaldi

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Alex Klein (oboe) | New Brandenburg Collegium | Anthony Newman (conductor)

    Cedille 7003 (Vivaldi: Oboe Concertos)
  • Song Without Words (Op. 109)

    Felix Mendelssohn

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Sergei Istomin (cello) | Viviana Sofronitsky (piano)

    Passacaille 947 (Felix Mendelssohn: Complete works for Cello and Pianoforte)
  • Lute Concerto in C Major, SC 90

    Silvius Leopold Weiss

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Richard Stone (lute) | Tempesta di Mare

    Chandos 0707 (Weiss: Lute Concerti)
  • Symphony #1 in C Minor "The Bells of Zlonice": IV. Finale. Allegro animato

    Antonín Dvorák

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Scottish National Orchestra | Neeme Järvi (conductor)

    Chandos 8597 (Dvorák: Symphony No. 1, etc.)
  • Concerto F Major (S. 231)

    Johann David Heinichen

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Musica Antiqua Köln | Reinhard Goebel (conductor)

    Archiv 437.549 (Heinichen: Dresden Concerti)
  • Aida: Grand March

    Giuseppe Verdi

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Philadelphia Orchestra | Eugene Ormandy (conductor)

    CBS 45525 (Greatest Hits, Trumpet)
  • Concerto, BWV 1041 in A Minor

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Isabelle Faust (violin) | Berlin Academy for Old Music | Bernhard Forck (conductor)

    Harmonia Mundi 90.2335.36 (Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin Concertos)
  • Valse romantique

    Claude Debussy

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Yolanda Kondonassis (harp)

    Telarc 80622 (Debussy's Harp)
  • Piano Trio #1

    Franz Schubert

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Beaux Arts Trio

    Philips 412.620 (Schubert: The Piano Trios)
  • Divertimento, K. 138

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

    Philips 412.740 (Mozart: Divertimenti K. 138 & 287)
  • Piano Sonata #25 in G Major, Op. 79

    Ludwig van Beethoven

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Garrick Ohlsson (piano)

    Bridge 9207 (Beethoven: Sonatas, Vol. 3)
  • Brandenburg Concerto #5

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Arion | Jaap ter Linden (conductor)

    Early Music 7753 (Bach)
  • Violin Concerto #1

    Max Bruch

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin) | Berlin Philharmonic | Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

    DG 400.031 (Mendelssohn & Bruch: Violin Concertos)
  • Bassoon Concerto F Major

    Johann Nepomuk Hummel

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Klaus Thunemann (bassoon) | Academy of St. Martin in the Fields | Sir Neville Marriner (conductor)

    Philips 432.081 (Hummel & Weber: Bassoon Concertos)
  • Acceleration Waltz

    Johann Strauss II

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Vienna Philharmonic | Zubin Mehta (conductor)

    Sony 88875.03791 (New Year's Concert 2015)
  • Cello Concerto (G. 482)

    Luigi Boccherini

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Jozef Podhoransky (cello) | Slovak Chamber Orchestra | Bohdan Warchal (conductor)

    Opus 9350.1774 (Vivaldi, Tartini & Boccherini: Violincello Concertos)
  • Symphony #3 in D Major, Op. 29 "Polish"

    Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Oslo Philharmonic | Mariss Jansons (conductor)

    Chandos 8672/8 (Tchaikovsky: The Complete Symphonies)
  • Sleigh Ride

    Leroy Anderson

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Philadelphia Orchestra | Eugene Ormandy (conductor)

    RCA 6430 (Joy to the World)
  • The Flying Dutchman: Overture

    Richard Wagner

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Columbia Symphony Orchestra | Bruno Walter (conductor)

    CBS 42050 (Wagner: Overtures)
  • Concerto for Flute & Harp C Major (K. 299)

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Susan Milan (flute) | City of London Sinfonia | Richard Hickox (conductor)

    Chandos 9051 (Mozart: Flute & Harp Concerto, etc.)
  • Poetic Scenes

    Benjamin Godard

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Slovak State Philharmonic | Kirk Trevor (conductor)

    Naxos 570.554 (Godard: Violin Concerto No. 2)
  • Der Freischütz: Overture

    Carl Maria von Weber

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    New Zealand Symphony Orchestra | Antoni Wit (conductor)

    Naxos 570.296 (Weber: Overtures)
  • Ballade #4 in F Minor, Op. 52

    Frédéric Chopin

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

    Sony 90758-22932 (Chopin: Leif Ove Andsnes)
  • Symphony #3 in C Major, Op. 32

    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra | Neeme Järvi (conductor)

    DG 423.604 (Rimsky-Korsakov: 3 Symphonies)
  • La Cenerentola (Cinderella): Overture

    Gioachino Rossini

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Roma | Antonio Pappano (conductor)

    Warner Classics 624344 (Rossini: Overtures)
  • Jingle Bells

    James Lord Pierpont

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Syrinx [Simion Stanciu] (pan-pipe) | Alexandre Lagoya (guitar) | Marielle Nordmann (harp)

    Erato 2292-45975 (Merry Christmas)
  • Symphony #5 in C Minor, Op. 67

    Ludwig van Beethoven

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Chamber Orchestra of Europe | Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)

    Teldec 3984-28144 (Beethoven)
  • Flute Sonata, HWV 379 in E Minor (Op. 1 #1a)

    George Frideric Handel

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    William Bennett (flute) | Nicholas Kraemer (harpsichord) | Denis Vigay (cello)

    Philips 412.606 (Handel: Flute Sonatas)
  • Chi Passa

    John Johnson

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Ronn McFarlane (lute) | William Simms (lute)

    Sono Luminus 92155 (Two Lutes)
  • Piano Concerto #2: III

    John Field

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    John O'Conor (piano) | Scottish Chamber Orchestra | Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)

    Telarc 80370 (Field: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3)
  • Brandenburg Concerto #3

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Academy of Ancient Music | Richard Egarr (conductor)

    Harmonia Mundi 80.7461-62 (Bach: Brandenburg Concertos)
  • Zampa: Overture

    Louis Joseph Ferdinand Hérold

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra | Erich Kunzel (conductor)

    Telarc 80116 (William Tell & Other Favorite Overtures)
  • Symphony #82 in C Major "The Bear": III. Menuetto; Trio

    Joseph Haydn

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Stockholm Chamber Orchestra | Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

    Sony Classical 45972 (Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 22, 78 & 82)
  • Cycloiden Waltz

    Johann Strauss II

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic | Johannes Wildner (conductor)

    Marco Polo 223.221 (J. Strauss, Jr.: Edition, Vol. 21)
  • Oboe Concerto in F Minor

    Georg Philipp Telemann

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Heinz Holliger (oboe) | Academy of St. Martin in the Fields | Iona Brown (conductor)

    Philips 412.879 (Telemann: Concerti per Oboe)
  • Violin Concerto: III

    Antonín Dvorák

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Sarah Chang (violin) | London Symphony Orchestra | Sir Colin Davis (conductor)

    EMI 57521 (Dvorák: Violin Concerto, Piano Quintet)
  • Concerto, RV 531

    Antonio Vivaldi

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Yo-Yo Ma (cello) | Jonathan Manson (cello) | Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra | Ton Koopman (conductor)

    Sony 90916 (Vivaldi's Cello)
  • Violin Sonata A Major: IV

    César Franck

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Joshua Bell (violin) | Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)

    London 421.817 (Fauré, Debussy & Franck: Violin Sonatas)
  • Symphony #40 in G Minor, K 550: IV. Allegro assai

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Tafelmusik | Bruno Weil (conductor)

    Analekta 9834 (Mozart: Symphones Nos. 40 & 41)
  • Violin Sonata #2 in D Minor, Op. 21: III. Adagio - Allegro moderato - Allegro molto vivace

    Niels Wilhelm Gade

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Christina Åstrand (violin) | Per Salo (piano)

    Da Capo 8.226066 (Sonatas for Violin and Piano)
  • Mazurka, Op. 33 #4 in B MInor

    Frédéric Chopin

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Yundi (piano)

    EMI 31639 (Yundi Plays Chopin)
  • Symphony in D Major

    King Frederick the Great of Prussia

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    CPE Bach Chamber Orchestra | Hartmut Haenchen (conductor)

    Capriccio 10.064 (Friedrich Jr.: Flötenkonzerte & Sinfonien)
  • Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances

    Alexander Borodin

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Boston Pops | John Williams (conductor)

    Philips 426.247 (Pops a la Russe)
  • Scherzo, Op. 81/2

    Felix Mendelssohn

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Emerson String Quartet

    DG 0003888 (Mendelssohn: The String Quartets)
  • Seguidillas & Canción (from various zarzuelas)

    José de Nebra

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Concerto Köln | Pablo Heras-Casado (conductor)

    Archiv 479.2050 (El Maestro Farinelli)
  • Otello: Overture

    Gioachino Rossini

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Prague Sinfonia Orchestra | Christian Benda (conductor)

    Naxos 570.933 (Rossini: Complete Overtures Vol. 1)
  • Concerto, RV 93 in D Major

    Antonio Vivaldi

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Sharon Isbin (guitar) | Zürich Chamber Orchestra | Howard Griffiths (conductor)

    Warner Classics 45312 (Baroque Favorites for Guitar)
  • Norwegian Festival Overture

    Johan Halvorsen

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Bergen Philharmonic | Karsten Andersen (conductor)

    NKF 50013 (Johan Halvorsen)
  • Brandenburg Concerto #5

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Linde Consort

    EMI 47046 (Bach: Brandenburg Concerto Nos. 3, 4 & 5)
  • Cappriccio italien

    Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Oslo Philharmonic | Mariss Jansons (conductor)

    Chandos 8672/78 (Tchaikovsky: The Complete Symphonies)
  • Symphony, Op. 6 #1 in G Major

    Johann Christian Bach

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Concerto Armonico

    Hungaroton 31448 (Bach: Symphonies)
  • Piano Sonata #10 in G Major, Op. 14 #1

    Ludwig van Beethoven

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Igor Levit (piano)

    Sony 584318 (Igor Levit: Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas)
  • The Cedar and the Palm

    Vasily Sergeyevich Kalinnikov

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Scottish National Orchestra | Neeme Järvi (conductor)

    Chandos 8805 (Kalinnikov: Symphony No. 2, etc.)
  • Divertimento, K. 251

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Berlin Philharmonic | Claudio Abbado (conductor)

    Sony 53277 (Mozart: Posthorn Serenade)
  • Andante spianato & grande polonaise

    Frédéric Chopin

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Martha Argerich (piano)

    DG 0007216 (Steinway Legends, Martha Argerich)
  • Flute Concerto, H. 445 in G Major

    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Patrick Gallois (flute) | CPE Bach Chamber Orchestra | Peter Schreier (conductor)

    DG 439.895 (Flute Concertos from Sanssouci)
  • Piano Trio #4 in E Minor, Op. 90 "Dumky"

    Antonín Dvorák

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Trio Fontenay

    Teldec 9031-76458 (Dvorák: Piano Trios)
  • Banquet Music, Part 2: Concerto in F major

    Georg Philipp Telemann

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Musica Antiqua Köln | Reinhard Goebel (conductor)

    Archiv 427.619 (Telemann: Tafelmusik)
  • Violin Concerto #10 in G Major

    Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Qian Zhou (violin) | Toronto Camerata | Kevin Mallon (conductor)

    Naxos 557.322 (Saint-Georges: Violin Concertos, Vol. 2)
  • Partita #6 in E Minor, BWV 830

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Sir András Schiff (piano)

    London 411.732 (Bach: 6 Partitas BWV 825-830)
  • Cello Concerto #2 D Major

    Joseph Haydn

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Matt Haimovitz (cello) | Orchestre de Bretagne | Stefan Sanderling (conductor)

    Transart 121 (Haydn & Mozart: The Cello Concertos)
  • Symphony #5 in B-flat Major, D 485

    Franz Schubert

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Academy of St. Martin in the Fields | Sir Neville Marriner (conductor)

    Philips 412.176 (Schubert: The 10 Symphonies)
  • Violin Sonata, K. 454

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin) | Alexander Lonquich (piano)

    EMI 49626 (Mozart: Sonatas for Piano and Violin, K 379, 454 & 526)
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor: Overture

    Otto Nicolai

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Vienna Philharmonic | Christian Thielemann (conductor)

    DG 474.5022 (German Overtures)

WETA VivaLaVoce

  • Maria Stuarda: Act III, Nos. 14-15, Grand Scene and Duet of confession. "La perfida insultarmi anche volea"."Oh mio buno Talbot!"

    Gaetano Donizetti

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Edita Gruberova [Maria Stuarda, Regina di Scozia] | Simone Alaimo [Lord Guglielmo Cecil] | Francesco Ellero d'Artegna [Giorgio Talbot, Conte di Shrewsbury] | Münchner Rundfunkorchester | Giuseppe Patanè (conductor)

    Philips 426.233 (Donizetti: Maria Stuarda)
  • Cantata #9. Recitative and aria. "Destatevi, o pastori, ecco il mattino...Nei campi e nelle selve" (Wake up, ye shepherds, here comes the morning...Through fields and forests)

    Nicola Porpora

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Iestyn Davies (countertenor) | Arcangelo | Jonathan Cohen (conductor)

    Hyperion 67894 (Porpora: Cantatas for Alto)
  • La Bonne Chanson, Op. 61

    Gabriel Fauré

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Ian Bostridge (tenor) | Julius Drake (piano) | Belcea Quartet | Leon Bosch (double bass)

    EMI 57609 (Französische Lieder)
  • Cantata, BWV 126. Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort (Uphold us, Lord, in Thy Word)

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Robin Tyson (alto) | James Gilchrist (tenor) | Stephan Loges (bass) | The Monteverdi Choir | The English Baroque Soloists | John Eliot Gardiner (conductor) | [Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage: Southwell Minster, Feb 27, 2000]

    SDG 153 (Bach: Cantatas, Vol. 20)
  • Some Times of Day (songs for mezzo-soprano and piano trio)': Simple

    Jake Heggie

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Zheng Cao (mezzo-soprano) | Dawn Harms (violin) | Emil Miland (cello) | Jake Heggie (piano)

    Avie 2198 (Passing By)
  • Songs of Farewell: Lord, let me know mine end

    Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Manchester Cathedral Choir | Christopher Stokes (conductor)

    Naxos 572.104 (Parry: Songs of Farewell)
  • Ascanio in Alba: Act I

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Maaike Beekman [Ascanio] | Claudia Patacca [Venere] | Nicola Wemyss [Silvia] | Tom Allen [Aceste] | Claron McFadden [Fauno] | Musica ad Rhenum | Jed Wentz (conductor)

    Brilliant Classics 94051 (Mozart: Complete Works)
  • Cantata. Del bell'idolo mio, HWV 104

    George Frideric Handel

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Stefanie True (soprano) | Contrasto Armonico | Marco Vitale (conductor)

    Brilliant 94000 (Handel: Complete Cantatas, Vol. 2)
  • Mefistofele: Act IV

    Arrigo Boito

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Samuel Ramey (bass) [Mefistofele] | Plácido Domingo (tenor) [Faust] | Eva Marton [Margherite | Elena] | Sergio Tedesco [Wagner] | Tamara Takács [Marta] | Éva Farkas [Pantalis] | Antal Pataki [Nereo] | Hungaroton Opera Chorus [Celestial host | Mystic Chorus | Cherubim | Penitents | Promenaders | Crossbow Shooters | Huntsmen | Students | Countrymen | Townsfolk | Burghers | Witches

    Sony Classical 44983 (Boito: Mefistofele)
  • Messa da Requiem: I. Requiem & Kyrie

    Giuseppe Verdi

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Barbara Frittoli (soprano) | Olga Borodina (mezzo-soprano) | Mario Zeffiri (tenor) | Ildar Abdrazakov (bass) | Chicago Symphony Chorus | Chicago Symphony Orchestra | Riccardo Muti (conductor)

    CSO Resound 901.1006 (Verdi: Messa da Requiem)
  • Anna Bolena: Act I, Scene 2

    Gaetano Donizetti

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Joan Sutherland (soprano) [Anna Bolena] | Samuel Ramey (bass) [Enrico VIII] | Jerry Hadley (tenor) [Lord Riccardo Percy] | Susanne Mentzer [Giovanna Seymour] | Bernadette Manca di Nissa [Smeton] | Giorgio Surian [Lord Rochefort] | Ernesto Gavazzi [Sir Hervey] | Chorus of the Welsh National Opera [Cortigiani, dame, paggi, scudieri, cacciatori, sceriffi, guardie] | Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera | Richard Bonynge (conductor)

    London 421.096 (Donizetti: Anna Bolena)
  • Madama Butterfly: Aria. "Un bel dì vedremo"

    Giacomo Puccini

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Jane Eaglen (soprano) | Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden | Carlo Rizzi (conductor)

    Sony Classical 89443 (Italian Opera Arias)
  • Salve Regina, RV 618

    Antonio Vivaldi

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Philippe Jaroussky (counter-tenor) | Ensemble Artaserse | Philippe Jaroussky (conductor)

    Erato 625810 (Pietà, Sacred Works for Alto)
  • Hérodiade: Act II

    Jules Massenet

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Cheryl Studer (soprano) [Salomé] | Nadine Denize (mezzo-soprano) [Hérodiade] | Martine Olmeda [Une jeune Babylonienne] | Ben Heppner (tenor) [Jean] | Thomas Hampson (baritone) [Hérode] | José van Dam (baritone) [Phanuel] | Marcel Vanaud [Vitellius] | Jean-Philippe Courtis [Le Grand Prêtre] | Jean-Paul Fouchécourt [Une voix dans le temple] | Chour et Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse | Michel Plasson (conductor)

    EMI 55378 (Massenet: Hérodiade)
  • Sängerfahrt, Op. 33: #8. Die Meerfrau (The Mermaid)

    Franz Paul Lachner

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Mark Padmore (tenor) | Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano)

    Harmonia Mundi 90.7521 (Schumann: Dichterliebe)
  • Le nozze di Teti e di Peleo: Aria. "Ah non potrian resistere" (Ah, you cannot resist)

    Gioachino Rossini

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Olga Peretyatko (soprano) | North German Radio Symphony Orchestra | Enrique Mazzola (conductor)

    Sony 373.859 (Arabesque)
  • Trois chansons de Bilitis

    Claude Debussy

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (mezzo-soprano) | Peter Serkin (piano)

    Harmonia Mundi 90.7500 (Recital at Ravinia)
  • Cantata, BWV 58. Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid (Ah God, how much sorrow)

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Sally Bruce-Payne (alto) | Peter Harvey (bass) | The English Baroque Soloists | John Eliot Gardiner (conductor) | [Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage: Gethsemanekirche, Berlin, Jan 1, 2000]

    SDG 150 (Bach: Cantatas, Vol. 17)
  • Roméo et Juliette: Juliette's Waltz Aria. "Je veux vivre"

    Charles Gounod

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Joan Sutherland (soprano) | Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden | Francesco Molinari-Pradelli (conductor)

    London 414.450 (The Art of the Prima Donna)
  • Le nozze di Lammermoor: Act II, Scene 6, Lucia's aria. "L'amica ancor non torna...Oh, di sorte crudel" (Still no sign of my friend...Oh, my sole relief)

    Michele Carafa

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano) [Lucia] | Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Lyon | Riccardo Minasi (conductor)

    Erato 63656 (Stella di Napoli)
  • Symphony #2 "Lobgesang" (Hymn of Praise)

    Felix Mendelssohn

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Ruth Ziesak (soprano) | Mojca Erdmann (soprano) | Christian Elsner (tenor) | MDR Radio Choir | MDR Symphony Orchestra | Jun Märkl (conductor)

    Naxos 572.294 (Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 2 "Lobgesang")
  • Roland: Act V

    Jean-Baptiste Lully

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Nicolas Testé [Roland] | Anna-Maria Panzarella [Ang!lique] | Olivier Dumait [Médor] | Monique Zanetti [Témire] | Robert Getchell [Astolfe] | Saomé Haller [La fée principale, Logistille] | Evgueniy Alexiev [Ziliante | Demogorgon | Un suivant d'Angélique] | Emiliano Gonzalez-Toro [Un insulaire | Tersandre] | Anders. J. Dahlin [Un insulaire | Un suivant d'Angélique | Coridon, un pâtre]] | Marie-Hélène Essade [Un amante contente | Une suivante d'Angélique | Une postourelle] | Delphine Gillot [Une suivante d'Angélique | Une amante contente, La Gloire] | Les Talens Lyriques

    Amboise 9949 (Lully: Roland)
  • La Traviata: Act I

    Giuseppe Verdi

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Ileana Cotrubas [Violetta Valéry] | Stefania Malagú [Flora Bervoix] | Helena Jungwirth [Annina] | Plácido Domingo [Alfredo Germont] | Sherrill Milnes [Giorgio Germont] | Walter Gullino [Gastone | Giuseppe] | Bruno Grella [Barone Douphol] | Alfredo Giacomotti [Marchese d'Obigny] | Giovanni Foiani [Dottor Grenvil] | Paul Friess [Flora's servant] | Paul Winter [Messenger] | Bavarian State Opera Chorus [Lady and gentlemen friends of Violetta & Flora, servants of Violetta & Flora, maskers] | Bavarian State Opera Orchestra | Carlos Kleiber (conductor)

    Decca 478.4916 (Verdi: Complete Works)
  • Mitridate, rè di Ponto (Mitridate, King of Pontus): Act II

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Marcel Reijans [Mitridate] | Francine van der Heyden [Aspasia] | Marije van Stralen [Sifare] | Johannette Zomer [Ismeme] | Cécile van de Sant [Farnace] | Young-Hee Kim [Arbate] | Alexei Grigorev [Marzio] | Musica ad Rhenum | Jed Wentz (conductor)

    Brilliant Classics 94051 (Mozart: Complete Works)
  • Missa solemnis, Op. 123: I. Kyrie

    Ludwig van Beethoven

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Charlotte Margiono | Catherine Robbin | William Kendall (tenor) | Alastaire Miles | The Monteverdi Choir | The English Baroque Soloists | John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    Archiv 429.779 (Beethoven: Missa solemnis)
  • Cantata 82 "Ich habe genug", BWV 82

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Thomas Quasthoff (baritone) | Berlin Baroque Soloists | Rainer Kussmaul (conductor)

    DG 0003458 (Bach: Cantatas)
  • La Cenerentola: Recitative & Aria. De la fortuna istabile...Nacqui all'affanno...Non più mesta (Fickle fortune...I was born to affliction and tears...No longer sadly)

    Gioachino Rossini

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Julia Lezhneva (soprano) | Sinfonia Varsovia | Warsaw Chamber Opera Choir | Marc Minkowski (conductor)

    Naive 5221 (Rossini)
  • Le Livre de Baudelaire (orch. John Adams)

    Claude Debussy

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Susan Graham | BBC Symphony Orchestra | Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor)

    Warner Classics 61938 (Chausson, Ravel & Debussy)
  • Die Vätergruft [Ludwig Uhland]

    Franz Liszt

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone) | Daniel Barenboim (piano)

    DG 477.9525 (Liszt: The Collection)
  • The Judgment of Paris: Symphony for Mercury

    John Eccles

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Roderick Williams (baritone) [Mercury] | Benjamin Hulett (tenor) [Paris] | Early Opera Company | Christian Curnyn (conductor)

    Chandos 0759 (Eccles: The Judgement of Paris, etc.)
  • Manon: Act III, Scene 1

    Jules Massenet

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Angela Gheorghiu (soprano) [Manon] | Roberto Alagna (tenor) [Le Chevalier Des Grieux] | Earle Patriarco [Lescaut] | José van Dam (baritone) [Le Comte des Grieux] | Gilles Ragon [Guillot de Morfontaine] | Nicolas Rivenq (bass) [De Brétigny] | Anna Maria Panzarella [Poussette] | Sophie Koch (mezzo-soprano) [Javotte] | Susanne Schimmack [Rosette] | Nicolas Cavalllier [L'hôtelier] | Orchestre Symphonique et Chours de la Monnaie | Antonio Pappano (conductor)

    EMI 57005 (Massenet: Manon)
  • Il Trovatore: Part I. The Duel

    Giuseppe Verdi

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Giorgio Zancanaro [The Count of Luna] | Rosalind Plowright [Leonora] | Brigitte Fassbaender [Azucena] | Plácido Domingo [Manrico] | Evgeny Nesterenko [Ferrando] | Anna di Stasio [Ines] | Walter Gullino [Ruiz] | Alfredo Giacomotti [An old gypsy] | Aldo Verrecchia [A messenger] | Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecila [Leonora's companions, nuns, servants & armed retainers of the Count, gypsies, Manrico's soldiers] | Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia | Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor)

    Decca 478.4916 (Verdi: Complete Works)
  • Mitridate, rè di Ponto (Mitridate, King of Pontus): Act I

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Marcel Reijans [Mitridate] | Francine van der Heyden [Aspasia] | Marije van Stralen [Sifare] | Johannette Zomer [Ismeme] | Cécile van de Sant [Farnace] | Young-Hee Kim [Arbate] | Alexei Grigorev [Marzio] | Musica ad Rhenum | Jed Wentz (conductor)

    Brilliant Classics 94051 (Mozart: Complete Works)
  • Cantata, BWV 35. Geist und Seele wird verwirret (Mind and spirit are bewildered)

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Andreas Scholl (countertenor) | Orchestre du Collegium Vocale | Philippe Herreweghe (conductor)

    Harmonia Mundi 290.8458.59 (The Voice, Vol 2)
  • Rodelinda

    George Frideric Handel

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Sophie Danemann [Rodelinda] | Daniel Taylor [Bertarido] | Adrian Thompson [Grimoaldo] | Catherine Robbin [Eduige] | Robin Blaze [Unulfo] | Christopher Purves [Garibaldo] | Raglan Baroque Players | Nicholas Kraemer

    Virgin 45277 (Handel: Rodelinda)
  • Le Domino noir: Aria. "Je suis sauvée enfin! -- Ah! quelle nuit! -- Flamme vengeresse"

    Daniel-François-Esprit Auber

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Magdalena Kozená | Mahler Chamber Orchestra | Marc Minkowski (conductor)

    DG 0001302 (French Arias)
  • La Favorite: Act II, Conclusion

    Gaetano Donizetti

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Anthony Michaels-Moore [Alphonse XI] | Vesselina Kasarova [Léonor de Guzman] | Abbie Furmansky [Inès] | Ramon Vargas [Fernand] | Carlo Colombara [Balthazar] | Francesco Piccoli [Don Gaspar] | Lorenz Fehenberger [Un seigneur] | Bavarian Radio Chorus | Münchner Rundfunkorchester | Marcello Viotti (conductor)

    RCA 66229 (Donizetti: La Favorite)
  • Hippolyte et Aricie: Act V

    Jean-Philippe Rameau

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Mark Padmore (tenor) [Hippolyte] | Anna-Maria Panzarella (soprano) [Aricie] | Lorraine Hunt (mezzo-soprano) [Phèdre] | Laurent Naouri (bass) [Thésée] | Eirian James (mezzo-soprano) [Diane] | Gaëlle Méchaly (soprano) [L'Amour | Une Matelote] | Nathan Berg (bass) [Jupiter | Pluton | Neptune] | Paul Agnew (tenor) [Un Amour] | Patricia Petibon (soprano) [Une Prêtresse | Une Bergère] | Mireille Delunsch (soprnao) [La Grande Prêtresse | Une Chasseresse] | Katalin Károlyi (mezzo-soprano) [Œnone] | Yann Beuron (tenor) [Arcas] | François Piolino (tenor) [Tisiphone] | Christopher Josey (tenor) [Première Parque] | Matthieu Lécroart (bass) [Deuxième Parque]

    Erato 636487 (The Opera Collection, Rameau)
  • Te Deum

    Anton Bruckner

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Janet Perry | Helga Müller Molinari | Gösta Winbergh (tenor) | Alexander Malta (bass) | Vienna Singverein | Vienna Philharmonic | Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

    DG 410.521 (Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem, Te Deum)
  • Otello: Willow Song. Assisa a' pie d'un salice (Seated at the foot of a willow)

    Gioachino Rossini

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Julia Lezhneva (soprano) | Sinfonia Varsovia | Marc Minkowski (conductor)

    Naive 5221 (Rossini)
  • Prince Igor: Act IV

    Alexander Borodin

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Constantin Chekerliiksi [Igor Svastoslavich] | Boris Christoff [Prince Galitsky | Khan Konchak] | Todor Todorov [Vladimir] | Cyril Dulguerov [Eroshka] | Alexei Milkovsky [Skula] | Luben Mikhailov [Lovlur] | Julia Wiener [Yaroslavna] | Reni Penkova [Konchakovna] | Radka Gaeva [Nurse] | Liliana Bareva [Polovtsian Girl] | Chorus and Orchestra of the National Opera Theatre of Sofia | Jerzy Semkov (conductor)

    EMI 66814 (Borodin: Prince Igor)
  • Flos regalis

    Anonymous

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    New York Polyphony

    Avie 2186 (Tudor City)
  • Te Deum, Op. 32: IV. Dignare Domine

    Walter Braunfels

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Gitta-Maria Sjöberg (soprano) | Lars-Erik Jonsson (tenor) | Eric Ercison Chamber Choir | Swedish Radio Choir | Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra | Manfred Honneck (conductor)

    Orfeo 679.071 (Braunfels: Te Deum)
  • Merope: Irene's aria. "Sposa, son disprezzata" (As a wife I am despised)

    Geminiano Giacomelli

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano) | Il Complesso Barocco | Alan Curtis (conductor)

    Virgin Classical 02654 (Drama Queens)
  • Gaude flore virginali (Rejoice, o flower of virgins all)

    Edmund Turges

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford | Stephen Darlington (conductor)

    Avie 2314 (Courts of Heaven)
  • Gloria, RV 589: Aria. "Domine Deus"

    Antonio Vivaldi

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Mojca Erdmann (soprano) | Gábor Tarkövi (trumpet) | Bavarian Radio Chamber Orchestra | Radoslaw Szulc (conductor)

    Tudor 7161 (Italian Concertos and Arias for Trumpet and Soprano)
  • Henry VIII: Act 4, 2nd tableau, scenes 1-2. Catherine d'Aragon's recitative and aria."Ô cruel souvenir!...Je ne te reverrai jamais" (O cruel memory!...I shall never see you again)

    Camille Saint-Saëns

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    Véronique Gens (soprano) | Les Talens Lyriques | Christophe Rousset (conductor)

    Virgin Classics 0709272 (Les Héroïnes Romantiques)