Conducted by Christian Thielemann, the Staatskapelle Dresden and Dresden State Opera Chorus perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123. Soloists: Krassimira Stoyanova: soprano, Elīna Garanča: mezzo-soprano, Michael Schade: tenor, Franz-Josef Selig: bass. Live recording in Dresden, February 2010.
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Conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists and Monteverdi Choir perform Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut (Lord Jesus Christ, O highest good), BWV 113, a church cantata composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. Soloists: Magdalena Kožená: soprano, William Towers: countertenor, Mark Padmore: tenor, Stephan Loges: bass. Recorded in HD at St Davids Cathedral in Wales in 2000. Director: Rhodri Huw.
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Conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) and the Wiener Singverein perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123. Soloists: Regine Hangler: soprano, Katrin Wundsam: Alto, Steve Davislim: Tenor, Hanno Müller-Brachmann: Bass. Recorded during the Rheingau Musik Festival 2016 at the Kloster Eberbach (Eberbach Abbey) on July 1st, 2016.
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Conducted by the British-Italian conductor and pianist Sir Antonio “Tony” Pappano, Orchestra and Chorus of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Roma perform selected works of the famous Italian composer of operas, Giuseppe Verdi (9 or 10 October 1813 – 27 January 1901). Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London on July 20, 2013 (during the BBC Proms). Soloist: Maria Agresta, the Italian soprano.
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Conducted by Philippe Herreweghe, Orchestre des Champs-Elysees and Collegium Vocale Gent perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D minor (K. 626). Soloists: Carolyn Sampson, soprano; Ingeborg Danz, alto; Mark Padmore, tenor; Alfred Reiter, bass. Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London during the BBC Proms 2006. The celebration concert of the composer’s 250th anniversary.
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Conducted by the legendary Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini, the NBC Symphony Orchestra and the Members of the Collegiate Chorale (currently MasterVoices) perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 (also known as “the Choral”). It is Beethoven’s final complete symphony. Completed in 1824, it is one of the best-known works in classical music; widely considered one of Beethoven’s greatest works, and many consider it one of the greatest compositions in the western classical music.
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Conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) and MDR Rundfunkchor (The Radio Choir of Leipzig, one of the oldest radio choirs in the world) perform Gioachino Rossini’s Stabat Mater, a musical work based on the traditional structure of the Stabat Mater for chorus and soloists. Recorded during the Rheingau Musik Festival 2015 on Jne 28, 2015 at the Kloster Eberbach (Eberbach Abbey). Soloists: Marina Rebeka, Soprano; Marina Comparato, Mezzo-soprano; Michele Angelini, Tenor; Marco Spotti, Bass.
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Vivaldi’s Women (Schola Pietatis Antonio Vivaldi) in an all-female performance of the Gloria at the Church of the Pietà in Venice. The tenors and basses are in the north cantoria (organ side, right) with the sopranos and contraltos facing them on the left. The orchestra (the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Jerwood Experience) is in the west gallery. Costumes by Eric Doughney, after Grevenbroeck.
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Freiburg Baroque Orchestra (Freiburger Barockorchester) and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment perform George Frideric Handel’s Celebration Marchs during the BBC Proms 2007. Soloists: Kate Royal (soprano), Ian Bostridge (tenor). Conductors: Gottfried von der Goltz and Rachel Podger.
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Conducted by the Swiss conductor Michel Corboz, Ensemble vocal de Lausanne (choir) and Sinfonia Varsovia (orchestra) perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D minor (K. 626). Soloists: Charlotte Müller Perrier – soprano, Valérie Bonnard – alto, Valério Contaldo – tenor, Peter Harvey – baritone. Recorded during “La folle journée” 2010, the French annual classical music festival held in Nantes, which is the largest classical music festival in France.
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