Händel: Dixit Dominus [hr-Sinfonieorchester, Chœur du Concert D’Astrée, Emmanuelle Haïm]

Conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm, the hr-Sinfonieorchester and the Chœur du Concert D’Astrée perform Georg Friedrich Händel’s psalm setting Dixit Dominus (cataloged as HWV 23). The work uses the Latin text of Psalm 110 (Vulgate 109), which begins with the words Dixit Dominus (“The Lord Said”). Soloists: Emőke Baráth (Soprano), Lea Desandre (Mezzo-soprano), Damien Guillon (Countertenor), …

Schumann: Das Paradies und die Peri [Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, Groot Omroepkoor, Hartmut Haenchen]

Conducted by Hartmut Haenchen, the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest and Groot Omroepkoor perform Robert Schumann’s Das Paradies und die Peri (Paradise and the Peri), Op. 50, an oratorio for soloists, chorus, and orchestra. This performance was recorded during the AVROTROS Friday Concert on June 9, 2023, at the TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Rachmaninoff: The Bells [Kolokola] [Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, Groot Omroepkoor, Karina Canellakis]

Conducted by Karina Canellakis, the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest and Groot Omroepkoor perform Sergei Rachmaninoff’s The Bells Op. 35 (Rusian: Kolokola), a choral symphony written in 1913. Soloists: Olga Kulchynska, soprano; Pavel Petrov, tenor; Mikhail Petrenko, bass. This performance was recorded during an AVROTROS Friday Concert on September 15, 2023, at the TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht, The …

Mahler: Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection” [Andrew Manze]

Conducted by Andrew Manze, the Collegium Vocale Hannover, the Capella St. Crucis Hannover, the Johannes-Brahms-Chor Hannover, the Junges Vokalensemble Hannover, and the NDR Radiophilharmonie perform Gustav Mahler’s monumental Symphony No. 2 in C minor, popularly known as the Resurrection Symphony. Soloists: Katharina Konradi, soprano; Marianne Beate Kielland, alto. This performance was recorded on July 1, …

Händel: Dixit Dominus [Barrocade, Voces Musicales]

Conducted by Andres Mustonen, the Israeli Baroque Collective Barrocade and the Tallinn-based Estonian choir Voces Musicales perform Georg Friedrich Händel’s psalm setting Dixit Dominus (cataloged as HWV 23). The work uses the Latin text of Psalm 110 (Vulgate 109), which begins with the words Dixit Dominus (“The Lord Said”). Soloists: Tal Ganor – soprano, Jaanike …

Vaughan Williams: Toward the Unknown Region [Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, Groot Omroepkoor]

Conducted by Sir Mark Elder, the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, and Groot Omroepkoor (Netherlands Radio Choir) perform Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Toward the Unknown Region, a setting for chorus and orchestra of a poem by the American poet Walt Whitman (1819-1892), from his collection “Leaves of Grass”. This performance was recorded during an AVROTROS Friday concert on …

Beethoven: Choral Fantasy [Martha Argerich, Charles Dutoit] [2023 recording]

Accompanied by the Orquesta and Chorus of the Teatro Colón, the great Argentine pianist Martha Argerich performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fantasy for piano, vocal soloists, mixed chorus, and orchestra, Op. 80, usually called the Choral Fantasy. Encore: Robert Schumann’s Kinderszenen No. 1. Conductor: Charles Dutoit. Recorded at the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, Argentina on July …

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 with period instruments [Jordi Savall with Le Concert des Nations]

Conducted by Jordi Savall, Le Concert des Nations, and Vox Bona Chamber Choir perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 with period instruments. With the final chorus based on Friedrich Schiller’s poem “An die Freude”, Beethoven’s 9th symphony is regarded by many critics and musicologists as the composer’s greatest work …

Mozart: Great mass (Gardiner)

Conducted by John Eliot Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor, K. 427/417a. Filmed at the Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona, in December 1991. Soloists: Barbara Bonney, soprano; Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano; Anthony Rolfe Johnson, tenor; Alastair Miles, bass.