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March / April 1998
Joseph E. Romero
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Puccini: Tosca
Leontyne Price, Giuseppi Di Stefano, Giuseppe Taddei, Carlo Cava
Choir of the Vienna State Opera
Vienna Philharmonic

Herbert von Karajan, conductor
Decca "Double Decca" 452 620-2

Tosca


Brahms: Piano Trios 1 - 3
Julius Katchen, piano; Josef Suk, violin; Janos Starker, cello
Decca "Double Decca" 448 092-2


Brahms: Clarinet Quintet; Cello Sonata no. 2; Horn Trio; Violin Sonata No. 3;
Perlman, Ashkenazy, Tuckwell, Suk, Starker, Brymer, Allegri String Quartet
Decca "Double Decca" 452 341-2


Haydn: Masses
Stahlman, Watts, Brown, Krause
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir David Willcocks, conductor
The Choir of Saint John's College, Cambridge
Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields
Decca "Double Decca" 455 020-2


Brahms: Handel Variations; Paganini Variations; Piano Sonata, op. 5; 6 Piano Pieces, op. 118; 2 Rhapsodies, op. 79; 4 Ballades, Op. 10
Julius Katchen, piano
Decca "Double Decca" 452 338-2



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Bruckner: Symphonies Nos 3 & 4
Vienna Philharmonic
Karl Böhm, conductor
Decca "Caractère" 448 098-2

Bruckner


Brahms: Symphonies Nos 3 & 4; Serenade No 1 op. 11
Vienna Philharmonic
Istvan Kertesz, conductor
Decca "Caractère" 448 200-2


Janacek: Sinfonetta; Taras Bulba; Lachie Dances; Suite for String Orchestra; Mladi; Capriccio; Concertino
Vienna Philharmonic
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra
London Sinfonetta
Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor
Neville Marriner, conductor
David Atherton, conductor
Decca "Caractère" 448 255-2


Albéniz: Iberia; Navarra
Granados: Goyescas

Alicia de Larrocha, piano
Decca "Caractère" 448 191-2



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Wagner: Le Vaisseau Fantome (Der Fliegende Holländer / The Flying Dutchman).
Giorgio Tozzi, Leonie Rysanek, George London
Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Antal Dorati, conductor
Decca "Rouge Opéra" 455 904-2

Wagner


Puccini: Madame Butterfly
Renata Tebaldi, Carlo Bergonzi, Fiorenza Cossaotto
Orchestre et Choeurs de l'Acaémie Sainte Cécile de Rome
Tulio Serafin, conductor
Decca "Rouge Opéra" 455 874-2


R. Strauss: Elektra
Regina Resnik, Birgit Nilsson, Tom Krause
Vienna Philharmonic
Sir Georg Solti, conductor
Decca "Rouge Opéra" 455 889-2


Berlioz: Béatrice et Bénédict
Josephine Veasey, John Mitchinson, April Cantelo
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Colin Davis, conductor
Decca "Rouge Opéra" 458 701-2


Boito: Mefistofele
Cesar Siepi, Mario de Monaco, Renata Tebaldi
Orchestra and Choir of the Academy of Saint Cecilia in Rome
Tullio Serafin, conductor
Decca "Rouge Opéra 458 704-2


Mozart: Cosi fan tutte
Lisa della Casa, Christa Ludwig, Erich Kunz
Chorus of the Vienna State Opera
Vienna Philharmonic
Karl Böhm, conductor
Decca "Rouge Opéra" 455 862-2


Ravel: L'Enfant et Les Sortilèges; L'Heure Espagnole
Debussy: Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien

Flore Wend, Suzanne Danco, Hugues Cuenod
L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Ernest Ansermet, conductor
Decca "Rouge Opéra" 458 716-2


Puccini: La Boheme
Renata Tebaldi, Carlo Bergonzi, Ettore Bastianni
Orchestre et Choeurs de l'Académie Sainte Cécile de Rome
Tulio Serafin, conductor
Decca "Rouge Opéra" 458 710-2

 

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