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81. A Bride's Guide to Wedding Music
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82. Sacred Classics - Messiah, Ave
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83. Christmas with the Academy
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84. The Power & The Majesty: Essential
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85. Cambridge Singers Christmas Album
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86. 100 Best Baroque
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87. 50 Most Loved Christmas Carols
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88. Christmas with Thomas Hampson
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89. Beethoven: The Masterworks (Box
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90. Gloria: Music of Praise &
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91. Mendelssohn: The Masterworks [Box
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92. The Best of the Vienna Boys' Choir
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93. Handel - Messiah / Harper, Watts,
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94. The Instruments of Classical Music
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95. Pachelbel: Canon & Other Baroque
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96. 20 Classical Favorites
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97. Greatest Hits HANDEL ~ Water Music,
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81. A Bride's Guide to Wedding Music
by Naxos
Audio CD (19 February, 2002)
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Asin: B00005YD53
Sales Rank: 55396
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Good Music
I bought these CDs for my wedding, in ceremony and reception. Also, when I created my own wedding video, I used it as background music.

4-0 out of 5 stars A very complete selection of ceremony music!
I am getting married in several months and we couldn't decide what music we wanted at our wedding ceremony. This three disk compilation reminded us of all the great ones- including new options we hadn't thought about. I really enjoyed hearing the organ and strings versions of the songs. If you're someone who hears a classical or baroque piece of music, but can't remember the name or the precise tune, this is a must-have to jog your memory and trigger the tear ducts!

5-0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive Classical Selection
I searched all over for a CD set that had a somewhat comprehensive list of classical selections that are traditionally played at weddings.When I found this 3 CD set, I was very pleased.It contains 61 works from almost as many composers.This set might not contain the "best recording ever" of each of the selections, however it is very well done and the quality is very good.I used it primarily to choose the pieces that I wanted to have played by the church organist, and so the actual recordings were more for my consumption rather than for use in the ceremony/reception itself.However, I would not have hestitated to use the CD's in the wedding itself if needed.The book inside includes a list of suggested songs for various wedding styles (formal, outside, morning, etc.).From the classical neophyte to the seasoned classical music expert, this CD set will meet if not exceed expectations. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Baroque Suite/Partita for Orchestra    2. Cantata    3. Chamber    4. Chamber Music    5. Character/Single-Movement/Miscellaneous Work for Keyboard    6. Choral    7. Classical    8. Classical Collections-Composer Desc.    9. Classical Music    10. Concerto    11. Concerto Grosso    12. Concerto for Two Solo Instruments    13. Flute Solo/Sonata    14. French Romantic Opera    15. German/Austrian Romantic Opera    16. Keyboard    17. Keyboard Music    18. Keyboard Work with Descriptive or Unclassified Title    19. March for Orchestra    20. Miscellaneous   


82. Sacred Classics - Messiah, Ave Maria, Pie Jesu, Zadok the Priest, L'enfance du Christ
by EMI Classics
Audio CD (05 August, 2003)
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Sales Rank: 60303
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A wonderful and varied compilation of Sacred Choral Works
This is a 2 CD set and is one of my favorites.While this CD contains several pieces that the general public probably hears often (Handel's Messiah, Bach's Jesu Bleibet mein freund) it also contains some not well known pieces.Of particular quality is the recording of Gregorio Allegri's MISERE MEI DEUS, a piece composed at the end of the Renaissance era.This piece, lasting roughly 13 minutes, is a master stroke of pure choral music.The piece is repetitive but Allegri builds up to a fantastic ending.Also of note is the glorious recording of Mozart's AVE VERUM CORPUS, Hadyn's DIE SCHOPFUNG, and Brahm's EIN DEUTCHES REQUIEM.A MUST for any choral music fan. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Anthem    2. Cantata    3. Choral    4. Classical    5. Classical Collections-Composer Desc.    6. Classical Music    7. Gloria    8. Mass    9. Motet    10. Oratorio    11. Passion    12. Psalm Setting    13. Religious / Contemp. Christian    14. Requiem/Requiem Section    15. Romantic Music for Voice and Keyboard    16. Solo Voice(s) and Small Ensemble    17. Vocal   


83. Christmas with the Academy
by Philips
Audio CD (15 November, 1994)
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Asin: B00000418V
Sales Rank: 33391
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Uneven, though heavenly sound
I am enjoying this CD, however I must continually adjust the sound level.Some selections are recorded quite low and some are quite loud.I am constantly reaching for the volume.

5-0 out of 5 stars An Outstanding Holiday Recording
In 1994 I worked at a music store where I was considered "the classical music expert." How did I earn this distinguished honor you may ask? Well, I had music lessons as a child, had a somewhat good knowledge of classical music as a hobbyist (I am a die hard opera buff and love the symphonic repertoire too), and I was the oldest sales person in the store. I was in my early thirties but most of the other employees were either in or recent graduates of high school. Since I could answer a few basic questions, I was the expert. I was also the jazz expert, movie sound track expert, easy listening expert, and vocals expert. If my life depended on my expertise of these areas, I wouldn't be writing this review right now, but that's another story.
5-0 out of 5 stars I love it
This is excellent Christmas music.Of the choir Christmas music I have heard, I think this is great because there seems to be such a great balance between the male and female singers. Its exactly how I'd want Christmas carolers to sound.If you like how the music previews sound then you will like this cd. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Choral    2. Christmas    3. Christmas / Chanukkah    4. Christmas Music    5. Classical    6. Holiday    7. Miscellaneous    8. Miscellaneous Music    9. Miscellaneous Vocal Music    10. Oratorio    11. Sacred Choral Music    12. Vocal    13. Vocal Music    14. Xmas Instrumental Collections   


84. The Power & The Majesty: Essential Choral Classics
by Telarc
Audio CD (24 January, 1995)
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Asin: B000003D10
Sales Rank: 32196
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Best of American Choral Singing!
This CD could be the cornerstone of your choral music library! Wonderful performances of all of the essential choral pieces give a wonderful introduction to choral music for someone new to it, and also give a nice sampler of the best pieces for someone already familiar with the music. Listening to each excerpt may inspire you to purchase the entire work!3-0 out of 5 stars A good album, but--
The three stars I have given this album are not for the performances, which are all tremendous and deserve five stars or more, but for the idea of releasing this sort of compilation. Every single one of these selections is part of a larger Shaw-recorded work already released by Telarc, and you are far better off seeking the complete recordings that all these pieces are from, than just buying a mere "sampler". (Shaw, however, never did get around to recording the complete " L' Enfance du Christ".) Of course, that can be very expensive for some people, and if one cannot afford all those recordings, I suppose this is the next best thing. One can't shake off the feeling, however, that because Shaw is no longer with us, Telarc is desperately trying to give the impression that "new" Shaw recordings are constantly being released by them, when the truth is that nearly all the new ones are mere recyclings. (The last complete Robert Shaw album released by Telarc was Dvorak's "Stabat Mater", a CD well worth buying.)

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome
This album is so up-lifting. As the music soars, so do your spirits. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Cantata    2. Choral    3. Classical    4. Classical Collections-Artist Desc.    5. Classical Music    6. Italian Romantic Opera    7. Mass    8. Opera    9. Oratorio    10. Requiem/Requiem Section    11. Russian Romantic Opera    12. Sacred Music for more than one Soloist & Chorus   


85. Cambridge Singers Christmas Album
by Collegium
Audio CD (07 October, 2003)
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Asin: B0000DJEOL
Sales Rank: 19807
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Great choir, but mostly recycled material
I have the utmost respect for John Rutter and his Cambridge Singers, probably the best choir in the world (at least, the English-speaking world).I have almost all their CDs.Two of their Christmas CDs are "desert-island" class for this listener.
5-0 out of 5 stars Glittering Chrismas Music
I own virtually all of the CD's of John Rutter (whom I greatly admire) and the Cambridge Singers, and I am a fan of English Choral music in general. If I were asked to recommend only one of the many Cambridge Singers Christmas albums, or indeed one of any English Christmas album, a hard choice, this would be it. As others have noted, this CD is a compilation of songs from previous cds with four new releases. It is, I believe, longer playing than the other Cambridge albums. In style, it is a mostly quiet sounding collection--in fact several carols are sung a cappella-- with pieces ranging from carols such as "The Holly and the Ivy" to the more robust "Fantasia on Christmas Carols". In sum, this is a sensitively arranged and performed collection of beautiful Christmas music.
5-0 out of 5 stars The Spirit of Christmas On CD
I have never been disappointed by any Cambridge Singers release, so it isnt surprising that I thoroughly enjoyed this offering as well. This CD is a compilation of songs from previous cds with one or two new tracks, so check your library to make sure you arent duplicating your collection in the order to complete your collection. I purchased this disk to obtain a copy of the Fantasia On Christmas Carols by Ralph Vaughn Williams which was originally released on Christmas Day In The Morning. As usual, every song is performed in a precise yet heartfelt manner. If you dont own any cds by the Cambridge singers I would personally recommend Christmas Night as the first disk to own, but if you know and love the Cambridge Singers as I do, then you will enjoy having this wonderful addition to your library.
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Subjects:  1. 20th/21st Century Music for Voice and Keyboard    2. Baroque Motet    3. Choral    4. Christmas / Chanukkah    5. Christmas Music    6. Classical    7. Classical Collections-Artist Desc.    8. Miscellaneous    9. Miscellaneous Music    10. Oratorio    11. Renaissance Motet    12. Sacred Choral Music    13. Sacred Choral Music a cappella    14. Secular Choral Music with Keyboard (or Continuo)    15. Solo Voice(s) and Orchestra    16. Vocal    17. Vocal Music   


86. 100 Best Baroque
by EMI Classics
Audio CD (01 January, 2006)
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Asin: B000H2M2P2
Sales Rank: 103265
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Subjects:  1. Adagio for Orchestra    2. Anthem    3. Art Song (General)    4. Ballet    5. Baroque Incidental Music for Orchestra and Voices (or Sem    6. Baroque Motet    7. Baroque Orchestral Music    8. Baroque Period Occasional Music for Orchestra    9. Baroque Sonata/Sonatina for Keyboard    10. Baroque Suite/Partita for Orchestra    11. Baroque Variations for Keyboard    12. British Baroque Opera    13. Cantata    14. Canzona for Keyboard    15. Cello Concerto    16. Cello Solo    17. Chamber    18. Chamber Music    19. Choral    20. Choral Music   


87. 50 Most Loved Christmas Carols
by Liberty
Audio CD (13 September, 2005)
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Asin: B000A2H4J8
Sales Rank: 25455
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Holidays Never Sounded So Good!
I loved the "50 Most Loved Piano Classics," so I decided to try another "50 Most Loved" collection, this time the Christmas Carols album.These are classics in their own right as the arrangements and orchestrations are enchantingly beautiful and the choir vocals provide perfect point-counterpoint.I hate to admit this, but I'll probably still be listening to this CD long after Christmas is over.There's a cinematic soundtrack quality that I find haunting.Have a great holiday with this one!

5-0 out of 5 stars Very pleased
This is an excellent value.3 CD's and 50 songs for under $20.00.If you're looking for traditional Christmas music, this is the collection to buy. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Chamber    2. Choral    3. Choral Music    4. Christmas    5. Christmas / Chanukkah    6. Christmas Music    7. Holiday    8. Hymn    9. Miscellaneous    10. Miscellaneous Music    11. Miscellaneous Vocal Music    12. Oratorio    13. Pop    14. Romantic Music for Voice and Keyboard    15. Sacred Choral Music    16. Secular Choral Music with Keyboard (or Continuo)    17. Solo Voice(s) and Orchestra    18. V/a Compilations    19. Vocal    20. Vocal Music   


88. Christmas with Thomas Hampson
by Teldec
Audio CD (01 November, 1991)
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Sales Rank: 105844
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful voice. Beautiful renditions...
Thomas Hampson has a wonderful lyric baritone voice and I love the music, so why only four stars? Most of the pieces are a little laid back for my taste. (Maybe the fact that I'm a Mario Lanza fan explains that.) Exceptions are Alleluia, O Holy Night, and Ding Dong Merrily On High. The orchestra plays with wit and taste, which is almost a given when they are conducted by Hugh Wolf. If you love Christmas music sung by a lower male voice, then this album is a must. Does anyone know if Erich Kunz's marvelous carols album is available yet on CD? For anyone who likes Thomas Hampson, Erich Kunz should be tried. His voice is similar to Hampson's voice and his affection for the music shines through. Hampson's vocals are clean and well-focused. This, as one reviewer said, is music for other seasons too.

5-0 out of 5 stars An Operatic Christmas
Once in a while we come across a Christmas recording that is out of the usual silly lot to which we are subjected this season.No elevator music here.Actually Thomas Hampson interpretation is probably too much to stomach for those that just want the "feel good and be merry" holiday music. The artistry of Hampson shines, and the Hugh Wolff musical direction is flawless.Their combination brings the greatness of some of our oldest Christmas music reminding us that the inspiration is in faith, in love, in the hope of new beginnings.It is to their honor that they allow us a new look on things that we just took for granted.Be it an almost heart breaking "Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas" when we suddenly think about those that will never be with us anymore; be it the awesome "Macht hoch die Tur" where even the agnostic in me recalls the days of faith and the meaning of Christmas; or be it the winsome rendering of "In dulci jubilo" that links us with the spirit of Christmas through ages, a tribute to the never ending freshness of this holiday. If there is one Christmas record that one can listen during the rest of the year, this is it.

4-0 out of 5 stars wonderful voice
The voice of Thomas Hampson is really wonderful, it is warm and light and clear. This cd is a good mixture of christmas song, but the interpretation of the german songs are not in the right tempo, especially the "O du fr�hliche", it has to be the half of the tempo. "Tochter Zion" and "Macht hoch die T�r" is aswell to fast. The musical interpretation is brilliant. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Avant-Garde Music    2. Chamber    3. Choral    4. Choral Music    5. Christmas    6. Christmas / Chanukkah    7. Christmas Music    8. Classical    9. Holiday    10. Miscellaneous    11. Miscellaneous Music    12. Oratorio    13. Romantic Music for Voice and Keyboard    14. Show Tunes    15. Solo Voice(s) and Orchestra    16. Solo Voice(s) and Small Ensemble    17. Unknown Genre/Unspecified Instrumentation    18. Vocal    19. Xmas Classical Vocal   


89. Beethoven: The Masterworks (Box Set)
by Brilliant Classics
Audio CD (30 November, 2004)
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Asin: B00062FLHE
Sales Rank: 99657
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars this "masterworks" series is available much more cheaply from Amazon France
there are several sets in this series and it's much cheaper to buy these from Amazon France.
3-0 out of 5 stars You heard guy below: Beethoven needs the royality checks!
There is quality beyond the Austrian green cardboard (which is lovely to look at, to say the least).In fact, the performance of the symphonies (Dresden Staatskapelle and Herbert Blomstedt) is alone worth the price.The Staatskapelle is a solid group, and Blomstedt, although less wellknown, holds his own.It should be mentioned that Blomstedt recorded many of the most celebrated 20th composition CDs on the market, and definitely knows his stuff. Peter Wohlert recorded mostly for compiliation lables, but to be selected by the Berlin Phil shows that he is a formdiable conductor in rank as well.
5-0 out of 5 stars Buy my box Set!
Awesome deal, 40 CD box set of me, Beethoven! There are 3 principle reasons you should buy this box set:
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Subjects:  1. Ballet    2. Box Sets (Audio Only)    3. Cello with Keyboard    4. Chamber    5. Chamber Music & Recitals    6. Choral    7. Classical    8. Classical Composers    9. Concerto    10. Keyboard    11. Mass    12. Oratorio    13. Orchestral    14. Piano Concerto    15. Quartet for Four String Instruments    16. Quintet for Five String Instruments    17. Romantic Ballet    18. Romantic Incidental Music for Orchestra    19. Romantic Overture for Orchestra    20. Romantic Sonata/Sonatina for Keyboard   


90. Gloria: Music of Praise & Inspiration
by Telarc
Audio CD (27 October, 1998)
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Asin: B00000DFWF
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This compilation features excerpts from some of the greatest sacred works in the literature--including Bach's Mass in B Minor, Handel's Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Robert Shaw Choruses At Their Best!
If Sir Robert were still alive, & breathing, I believe he would be caught-up making music with this awesome, majestic, mystical GLORIA, Sanctus, Hallelujah Masterworks! I lucked-up on this old collection in the few classical CD'S in Best Buy!
5-0 out of 5 stars Glorious
If I had to choose one conductor to compile exerpts from the greatest masses and works in choral literature and history, I would only bestow that duty to Robert Shaw and his choruses.Once again he displays his uncannyability to not only choose beautiful music but also perform it in aspellbinding manner.Even with the pieces the average listener has heardor performed, such as Vivaldi's Gloria or portions of Handel's Messiah, onecannot help but become enthralled with the recordings of Shaw'sinterpretations of those works.Although Shaw never followed through onhis early-life ambition to be a minister, I still believe he does so andperhaps to a greater extent through his music ministry.One cannot helpbut feel closer to understanding what heaven is about after having finishedlistening to this CD.This is well worth buying for it will live up to theenglish interpretation of its Latin title: Glorious. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Choral    2. Classical    3. Classical Artists    4. Classical Music    5. Easy Pop    6. Gloria    7. Magnificat    8. Mass    9. Mass Section    10. Modern Mass    11. Oratorio    12. Orchestral & Symphonic    13. Requiem/Requiem Section    14. Sacred Music for more than one Soloist & Chorus    15. Te Deum   


91. Mendelssohn: The Masterworks [Box Set]
by Brilliant Classics
Audio CD (30 November, 2004)
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Sales Rank: 72027
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Subjects:  1. Anthem    2. Box Sets (Audio Only)    3. Cantata    4. Cello with Keyboard    5. Chamber    6. Chamber Music & Recitals    7. Choral    8. Choral Music    9. Chorale Setting    10. Clarinet Solo/Sonata    11. Classical    12. Classical Composers    13. Concerto    14. Concerto for Two Pianos    15. Concerto for Two Solo Instruments    16. Gloria    17. Hymn    18. Keyboard    19. Kyrie    20. Mass Section   


92. The Best of the Vienna Boys' Choir (Box Set)
by Delta
Audio CD (06 December, 2000)
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Asin: B00000IGUW
Sales Rank: 4750
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars This is awesome!
I love this bos set, especially the second one Edelweiss is simply great, it's filled with passion and truly shows the beauty of music.But if you had already bought Ave Maria and Edelweiss please don't buy this one, they are the same, this CD is just perfect!

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome CD!!
Wow...That was my first word when I listend to this CD.5-0 out of 5 stars I absolutely LOVE this!
When I received this album, I found that it was much, much more than I had expected. The angelic, pure, innocent yet DEFINED voices of these boys add the spark to your day. (at least to mine!) Read more

Subjects:  1. Choral    2. Christmas Music    3. Classical    4. Classical Artists    5. Classical Music    6. Classical Vocals    7. German/Austrian Classical Period Opera    8. German/Austrian Romantic Opera    9. Lied    10. March for Orchestra    11. Mass    12. Miscellaneous    13. Miscellaneous Music    14. Motet    15. Opera    16. Oratorio    17. Orchestral    18. Polka for Orchestra    19. Requiem/Requiem Section    20. Romantic Motet   


93. Handel - Messiah / Harper, Watts, Wakefield, Shirley-Quirk, LSO, C. Davis
by Philips
Audio CD (09 November, 1993)
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Asin: B00000416H
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This 1966 reading from Sir Colin Davis and the London Symphony is aclassic. A noble, compassionate interpretation, it represents a very successfulmelding of the English oratorio tradition with the then-emerging notion of anauthentic performance style emphasizing lightness of texture and firm rhythmicunderpinning. In its latest incarnation, as a Philips "Duo" offering(two CDs for the price of one), it's an especially good bargain. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The First, The Last, The Best
This was the recording of Handel's Messiah that my mother owned, then a hefty box of four LPs. I used to get comments from the neighbors asking if I was the 'Messiah freak' in the household. This recording was a crucial part of my early musical life, and as I listen to it as an adult, I still keep finding new elements to love about it. Sir Colin's reading is that of an esteemed opera conductor, and he conducts Handel not as a stuffy museum piece but as a living, exciting work composed by a man who was in his day best known for his operas. The soloists are all absolutely first rate - John Shirley-Quirk's singing of 'For Behold Darkness Shall Cover the Earth', particularly that crescendo on 'But the Lord shall arise upon thee' is worth the cost of the recording. All four soloists sing with both purity and drama, a rare combination. The chorus brings exceptional nuance to its work, yet their precision and blend are breathtaking. The orchestra's playing moves me to tears. What more can I say? In my humble opinion, this is the definitive recording of this work.

4-0 out of 5 stars Not Your Usual Sixties Recording of Messiah
Sir Colin Davis's first recording of "Messiah" is blessed by a
5-0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Messiah, get the "Philips 50" series remaster
This is a spectacular recording, as many have indicated. But, what few know is that Philips in 2001 remastered the sound as part of their "Philips 50" celebration. Read more

Subjects:  1. Choral    2. Christmas / Chanukkah    3. Christmas Music    4. Classical    5. Oratorio    6. Xmas Classical Vocal   


94. The Instruments of Classical Music (Box Set)
by Delta
Audio CD (10 July, 1990)
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Asin: B000001VUV
Sales Rank: 99721
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Huge Offering of Classical Instrumental
Marvelous set of classical instrumental pieces recorded by renown artists by famous composers.5-0 out of 5 stars Classical masterpiece
I have played much of this music in my younger years with the local high school symphony. This is an excellent collection for classical music lovers. Most of the pieces selected are done very well and I thought the sound quality was pretty good. It was great to get a CD box set with so much music for this low price.I would recommend this CD collection to anyone who just wants to listen to some really good classical music. What a nice way to relax and stir up the memories of years past. With the various selections and price your can't go wrong with this one.

4-0 out of 5 stars This is a very good collection.
The array of classical music is all great.The recording could have been better, but this is an inexpensive treat. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. 20th/21st Century Orchestral Work with Descriptive Title    2. Bagatelle for Keyboard    3. Ballet    4. Baroque Sonata/Sonatina for Keyboard    5. Baroque Suite/Partita for Orchestra    6. Box Sets (Audio Only)    7. Cello Concerto    8. Chamber    9. Chamber Music    10. Chamber Music & Recitals    11. Character/Single-Movement/Miscellaneous Work for Keyboard    12. Choral    13. Chorale Prelude or Chorale Treatment for Keyboard    14. Classical    15. Classical Collections-Artist Desc.    16. Classical Music    17. Classical Sonata/Sonatina for Keyboard    18. Concerto    19. Concerto Grosso    20. Concerto for Two Pianos   


95. Pachelbel: Canon & Other Baroque Favorites
Audio CD (25 October, 1990)
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Asin: B0000026OH
Sales Rank: 29569
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful
I have had the cassette tape for years and have literally worn it out.. it squeaks almost all the way through. Need I say more? OK, I will. 5-0 out of 5 stars Simply Amazing
This cd not only has the most beautiful rendition of Pachelbel's Canon that I have ever heard, but all the other tracks on this disc are top-notch as well.This cd is perfect to fall asleep to, and just generally relaxing.There are amazing instrumentalist that will take your breath away. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Baroque Incidental Music for Orchestra and Voices (or Sem    2. Baroque Suite/Partita for Orchestra    3. Cantata    4. Chamber    5. Chamber Music    6. Choral    7. Chorale Prelude or Chorale Treatment for Keyboard    8. Classical    9. Classical Composers    10. Classical Music    11. Concerto    12. Italian Baroque Opera    13. Keyboard    14. Music for Organ    15. Oboe Concerto    16. Opera    17. Oratorio    18. Orchestral    19. Quartet for Four String Instruments    20. Quartet for Keyboard and Three String Instruments   


96. 20 Classical Favorites
by Madacy Records
Audio CD (16 April, 1995)
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Sales Rank: 44322
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars you can't beat it for the price
I can't remember why I bought this cd but I can't be happier that I did. What a pleasant surprise. A disk of 20 songs for about [price]. Very nicely arranged and perfect for relaxing, driving, or work.

5-0 out of 5 stars The BEST Classical Compendium EVER!
This is, by far, the best classical music collection ever! I have heardmany classical music pieces in my life, including different versions of therecordings here, and it is, by a large margin, the wisest collection ever!All of the pieces and performers were wisely chosen from all over the worldand from almost every clasical era. I will now go into the specifics withthe noteworthy highlights of the CD.4-0 out of 5 stars BEAUTIFUL AND ENCHANTING MUSIC
You won't regret purchasing this amazing classical cd, with many well known tunes played on instruments such as the violin and piano.Pachelbel's Canon and Vivaldi's Winter from The Four Seasons are, in myopinion, the two best songs on the cd. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Bagatelle for Keyboard    2. Ballet    3. Baroque Suite/Partita for Orchestra    4. Chamber    5. Choral    6. Classical    7. Classical Collections-Composer Desc.    8. Classical Music    9. Classical Period Serenade/Cassation/Divertimento    10. Classical Sonata/Sonatina for Keyboard    11. Concerto    12. Fantasy/Fantasia for Keyboard    13. Folk Dance for Orchestra    14. French Romantic Opera    15. German/Austrian Romantic Opera    16. Italian Romantic Opera    17. Keyboard    18. Opera    19. Oratorio    20. Orchestral   


97. Greatest Hits HANDEL ~ Water Music, Largo, etc..
Audio CD (09 August, 1994)
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Asin: B000002A25
Sales Rank: 19266
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars All Handel's Greatest Hits are not created equal.
Nothing else tops this unusually gorgeous rendering.Leppard's is the finest conducting of Handel to this reviewers ears.Especially the Xerxes Largo and the Watermusic4-0 out of 5 stars Could use more oratorical works, but nice intro to Handel
This collection of George Frideric Handel's "Greatest Hits" leans more heavily towards "The Water Music Suite" than his oratorical work, which is my only serious complaint about this CD as an introduction to the composer's work.Although is does have "See, the Conqu'ring Hero Comes" from Judas Maccabaeus and ends with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir doing the "Hallelujah Chorus," it does not have "For Unto Us a Child is Born" from Messiah, which I consider a glaring omission.The "new" piece for me on this CD that is a nice discovery is "Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne (Eternal Source of Light Divine)," performed by Wynton Marsalis and the English Chamber Orchestra.

4-0 out of 5 stars Could use more oratorical works, but nice intro to Handel
This collection of George Frideric Handel's "Greatest Hits" leans more heavily towards "The Water Music Suite" than his oratorical work, which is my only serious complaint about this CD as an introduction to the composer's work.Although is does have "See, the Conqu'ring Hero Comes" from Judas Maccabaeus and ends with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir doing the "Hallelujah Chorus," it does not have "For Unto Us a Child is Born" from Messiah, which I consider a glaring omission.The "new" piece for me on this CD that is a nice discovery is "Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne (Eternal Source of Light Divine)," performed by Wynton Marsalis and the English Chamber Orchestra. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Baroque Suite/Partita for Orchestra    2. Chamber    3. Chamber Music    4. Choral    5. Classical    6. Classical Composers    7. Classical Music    8. Concerto    9. Italian Baroque Opera    10. Keyboard    11. Miscellaneous Sacred Choral Music    12. Opera    13. Oratorio    14. Orchestral    15. Orchestral & Symphonic    16. Organ Concerto    17. Suite/Partita for Keyboard   


98. Handel - Messiah / Augér, von Otter, Chance, Crook, Tomlinson, English Concert,Pinnock
by Archiv Produktion
Audio CD (25 October, 1990)
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Asin: B0000057DB
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Wait! Before you buy...
... This Messiah has recently been re-released at a much cheaper price. Go back and look for the DG "The Originals" release, which is being sold new for under $12.
5-0 out of 5 stars La mas bella y fidedigna interpretacion que se pueda obtener
Soy uno de los mas fanaticos seguidores de Handel y de su obra El Mesias... He escuchado muchas versiones de esta genial e impresionante obra del maestro Handel y, sencillamente no me queda mas que recomendar esta interpretacion, bajo la batuta del maestro Trevor Pinnock. Se nota la exigencia con que esta version se interpreto, dentro el contexto del arte barroco y la magnificencia de la pronunciacion del ingles de la epoca. La orquesta se luce impresionantemente desde la obertura... y le da a cada movimiento, toda aquella fuerza y a la vez delicadeza requerida en el sentimiento que aplica en cada uno de los textos biblicos escogidos por el guionista Jennens. El Coro del English Concert es arrebatador y demuestra maestria en la interpretacion de cada una de las arias que le corresponde. La soprano Arleen Auger, la puedo definir como un angel cantando y resulta ser una caricia a los oidos, a la vez que es capaz de arrancarle a uno las lagrimas por lo excelso de su magia interpretativa. El tenor Crook, aunque no es un tenor con tesitura para canto barroco, es realmente habil y agil al momento de interpretar los melismas caracteristicos de este brillante periodo musical. El contratenor Michael Chance, es fenomenal y quiera Dios que yo tenga el honor de conocer a este genio del canto: "But who may abide..." interpretado por Chance en esta version, es como para caer en extasis. La contralto Anne Sophie von Otter..., tiene una voz oscura y redondeada..., tambien resulta una caricia a los oidos y su "If God be for us..." es desbordante, capaz tambien de hacerle a uno derramar lagrimas por su belleza interpretativa. El bajo Tomlinson..., es barbaro!!! (Soy bajo-baritono en el Coro de la Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Costa Rica...) A pesar de su voz tan oscura, es tremendamente agil cuando le toca cantar los melismas y es genial al alcanzar la tonalidad brillante en las partes de notas altas y agudas...; por ejemplo: "The people that walked in darkness..." y "Why do the nations..." Tengo seis a�os de experiencia, interpretando musica coral y tengo que decir que espere esos seis a�os, desde 1999, para felizmente cantar esta obra "El Mesias". Ha sido fantastico finalmente lograr este objetivo..., la espera valio la pena y debo admitir que mi inspiracion ha sido sin duda alguna, la version que puede usted encontrar en este disco compacto. Doy gracias a todos los que intervinieron en esta grabacion (al maestro Trevor Pinnock, al English Concert and Choir y a los solistas ya mencionados), en nombre mio y en nombre del maestro Handel.

5-0 out of 5 stars WOW
I just started listening to this recording of the Messiah after it was reccomended to me by my choral director.WOW is all i can say. This really is classical music for people that don't neccessarily love classical music.Its is gorgeous.All of the runs are spot on, and the music seems perfect.and i don't care what they say, Tomlinson's voice, to me, is the hallmark of the performance.never have i heard a bass voice so open and gorgeous.It shounds joyous, which is tough forbasses. this is amazing.Buy 2~ ... Read more

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99. The #1 Soprano Album
by Decca
Audio CD (09 April, 2002)
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Asin: B000060OHV
Sales Rank: 58227
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful collection, even though not perfect
As many reviewers have said before, there is a lot of incoherencies in the choices of singers on this double CD.In order to be a truly ultimate collection, the boundaries of recording companies and rights must not interfere, as must have been in this case.This said, it is up to the private collector to accumulate his/her ultimate soprano collection, BUT these CDs are an enormous contribution!
4-0 out of 5 stars Breathtaking performances of standard literature
This CD is a delight from start to finish.It covers most of the most famous soprano arias and duets, featuring celebrated performances by such artists as Nillson and Sutherland, Te Kanawa, Fleming and Bonney.The booklet lists the information on each performance, but does not include the translations.As all are very familiar peices, finding the opera from which they are taken should not be much of a challenge.Not all are opera arias, either; we have "Sheep May Safely Graze" and "Let The Bright Seraphim" to mention a few of the sacred arias here.For opera collectors and those who are just starting to listen alike, this is a very enjoyable CD.

4-0 out of 5 stars Finally, a 2-disc soprano collection from Decca
This is a great compilation to have.I understand that no Maria Callas recordings are not available on this CD because she was never part of the company.There, I set the record straight for any fans of the late opera singer who question it.There are, however, some sopranos and mezzos who are a part of the company that were left off as well, which is my reasoning for giving a 4-star rating rather than a five.Where are Cecilia Bartoli and Mirella Freni.I know that Freni is featured as Mimi on the recording of Musetta's Waltz, but it is minor on the recording, and there should be a recording of her singing an actual aria of her own.Also, recordings of "Dove Sono" (by Te Kanawa, for example), "Voi Che Sapete" (by Bartoli, let's say), "Signore Ascolta" by Caballe, and the Song to The Moon should all be on this compilation.Plus I think that Tatiana Troyanos' recording of the Habanera from Carmen should be featured rather that of Marylin Horne's.Other than that, the #1 Soprano Album is great. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Cantata    2. Chamber    3. Choral    4. Classical    5. Classical Collections-Artist Desc.    6. Classical Music    7. Classical Vocals    8. Folk Song    9. French Romantic Opera    10. German/Austrian Classical Period Opera    11. German/Austrian Operetta    12. German/Austrian Romantic Opera    13. Italian 20th/21st Century Opera    14. Italian Baroque Opera    15. Italian Romantic Opera    16. Opera    17. Oratorio    18. Romantic Music for Voice and Keyboard    19. Solo Voice(s) and Orchestra    20. Solo Voice(s) and Small Ensemble   


100. Sir Paul McCartney's Liverpool
by Atma Classique
Audio CD (09 May, 2000)
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Sales Rank: 61617
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars Sir Muzak to my ears
You know, I wouldn't care, I'm little interested in Sir Mick's pseudo-classical pretensions anyway, but "Distractions" is one of his very few really worthy post-Beatles productions, and I hate to hear it turned into mush -- oh-so-artfully turned into mush, I'll allow, but turned into mush nevertheless. You'll find the superior version of "Distractions" on Sir Elton's "Flowers in the Dirt", half of which is, in my opinion, his best solo record. (The other half is Sir Bob's usual Wings sludge.)

4-0 out of 5 stars Lovely flute music
I love McCartney's piece "A Leaf". Originally written for piano, it was given a beautiful orchestral arrangement for the album, "Working Classical". Here, it is performed by a flute quartet. A fine album.

5-0 out of 5 stars Sir Paul's Liverpool: A Review
Over the years, Beatles tunes have been transcribed for just about every musical arrangement imagineable, but the solo music of Paul McCartney has not enjoyed as wide a palate.Interestingly, the Beatle who is best knowntoday for his timeless and universal melodies is not particularlywell-represented through classical arrangements of his solo output.Read more

Subjects:  1. Chamber Music & Recitals    2. Choral    3. Classical    4. Classical Composers    5. Classical Music    6. Miscellaneous    7. Miscellaneous Music    8. Oratorio    9. Orchestral    10. Orchestral Music   


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