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February 2019

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

Recordings Campana Sommersa lg 219Editor's Choice

RESPIGHI: La Campana Sommersa
DVD Button Villari, Farcas, Gazheli; Borsi, Smimmero, Adami; Orchestra del Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Renzetti. Production: Maestrini. Naxos 2.110571, 140 mins., subtitles

Beyond the Pines

This Respighi rarity, a late-verismo-era fairy tale, gets a spectacular production in Sardinia.

Opera and Oratorio

Recordings Berlioz Requiem Cover 219BERLIOZ: Requiem
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CD Button Tarver; Seattle Symphony Chorale, Seattle Pro Musica and Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Morlot. No text. Seattle Symphony Media SSM1019
Recordings Wonderful Town 219BERNSTEIN: Wonderful Town
CD Button Umphress, de Niese; Gunn, Rock; London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Rattle. LSO Live LSO0813
Recordings Agrippina Cover 219HANDEL: Agrippina
DVD Button De Niese, Bardon; Mineccia, Arditti, Verney, Pass, Kares, Seidl; Balthasar Neumann Ensemble, Hengelbrock. Production: Carsen. Naxos 2.110579-80 (2), 179 mins., subtitles
Recordings Messiah Cover 219HANDEL: Messiah
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CD Button O’Laughlin, D. Moore; Phan, Outlaw; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Concert Artists of Baltimore Symphonic Chorale, Polochick. Text. Naxos 8. 550667-68 (2)
CD Button Moore. Kallor, piano; Roman, cello. Single Noon Records SNR4
Recordings Land des Lachelns Cover 219LEHÁR: Das Land des Lächelns
DVD Button Kleiter, Olvera; Beczała, Lang; Philharmonia Zürich, Chor der Oper Zürich, Luisi. Production: Homoki. Accentus Music ACC20435, 103 mins., subtitles
Recordings Shalimar Cover 219PERLA: Shalimar the Clown
CD Button Chuchman, Goeldner; Panikkar, Dahl, Allicock; St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis Chorus, Ogren. Text. Albany Records TROY 1695/96 (2)
Recordings Les Horaces Cover 219SALIERI: Les Horaces
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CD Button Van Wanroij, Lefebvre; Dubois, Dran, Bou, Martin, Foster-Williams; Les Chantres du Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, Les Talens Lyriques, Rousset. Text and translation. Aparte CD AP 185 (2)

Choral and Song

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CD Button Nussbaum Cohen; Biegel (piano), Hugh (cello), Sparr (electric guitar), McAllister (alto saxophone); London Symphony Orchestra, Falletta. English texts. Naxos 8.559824
Recordings Melancholia Cover 219Les Cris de Paris: Melancholia
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CD Button Les Cris de Paris, Jourdain. Texts and translations. harmonia mundi HMM 902298
Recordings Matires Motet Cover 219Les Maitres du Motet
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CD Button Works by Brossard and Bouteiller. Les Arts Florissants, Agnew. Texts and translations. Harmonia Mundi HAF 8905300
Recordings Linton Wilde Songs 219LINTON: Wilde Songs
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CD Button Crossley-Mercer; Peterson, piano. English texts. Refinersfire RF1423 (2)
Recordings Mass Choir Cover 219MARTIN: Mass for Double Choir
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CD Button Panthaki, D. Kim, Conyers; Westminster Choir, J. Miller. Selections by Bairstow, Phillips, Orhwalls, Vivancos. Westminer Choir WCC 1809


Recordings Schuen Schubert Cover 219Andrè Schuen: Schubert: Wanderer 
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CD Button Heide, piano. Texts online. Avi Music 8553373
Recordings ARC Cover 219Anthony Roth Costanzo: ARC 
CD Button Works by Handel and Glass. Les Violons du Roy, Cohen. Texts and translations. Decca B0028648-02
Recordings Your Clear Eye Cover 218Jennifer Zetlan: Your Clear Eye 
CD Button Songs by Ricky Ian Gordon. Gordon, piano. Texts. Bright Shiny Things BSTC-0122
Recordings Cambridge Cabell Cover 219Nicole Cabell, Alyson Cambridge: Sisters in Song 
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CD Button Lake Forest Symphony, Kulenovic. Texts and translations. Cedille CDR 90000 181
Recordings Hampson Songs Cover 219Thomas Hampson: Chicago Songs 
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CD Button Songs by Bacon, Price, Carpenter, Bonds and Campbell-Tipton. Kuang-Hao Huang, piano. English texts. Cedille CDR 90000 180

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