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Spas Wenkoff (Tannhäuser), Gwyneth Jones (Elisabeth/Venus), Bernd Weikl (Wolfram), Hans Sotin (Hermann), Robert Schunk (Walther von der Vogelweide)
Bayreuther Festspiele, Sir Colin Davis
At last on DVD, a legendary staging which really did revitalise its subject. The staging's intensity, on a single stark rostrum, is supercharged by the committed, first-rate ensemble 1970s Bayreuth... — More…
Tamara Rojo, Carlos Acosta, Alina Cojocaru, Leanne Benjamin, Alina Cojocaru & Johan Kobborg, Luke Heydon & Carlos Acosta, Miyako Yoshida, Steven McRae, Marianela Nunez, Thiago Soares, Christopher Saunders, William Tuckett, Darcey Bussell, Roberto Bolle, Renée Fleming, Joseph Calleja, Miah...
Jon Vickers (Peter Grimes), Heather Harper (Ellen Orford), Norman Bailey (Balstrode), Elizabeth Bainbridge (Auntie), John Dobson (Bob Boles), Forbes Robinson (Swallow), Patricia Payne (Mrs Sedley), Phillip Gelling (Ned Keene), John Lanigan (Horace Adams), John Tomlinson (Hobson), Marilyn Hill Smith...
Colin Davis...proves an inspired interpreter, taut in control as well as warmly expressive, drawing vividly atmospheric playing from the orchestra to supplement the brilliantly effective sets,... — More…
79 CDs + 2 DVD Videos$273.50
Limited Edition of 5000
Ben Heppner (Enée), Michelle DeYoung (Didon), Petra Lang (Cassandre), Sara Mingardo (Anna), Peter Mattei (Chorèbe), Stephen Milling (Narbal), Kenneth Tarver (Iopas), Toby Spence (Hylas), Alan Ewing (Priam)
London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis
despite the film’s scrappy construction music and man emerge loud and clear. A “reluctant king” is Sir David Attenborough’s description. His baton, Mitsuko Uchida, the pianist, crisply says,... — More…
8 SACDs + CD + DVD Video$37.50
Angelika Kirchschlager (Hänsel), Diana Damrau (Gretel), Elizabeth Connell (Gertrude), Thomas Allen (Peter), Anja Silja (Witch), Pumeza Matshikiza (Sandman), Anita Watson (Dew-Fairy)
Tiffin Boys’ Choir and Children’s Chorus & The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Colin Davis (conductor)...
Humperdinck's adorable opera here receives treatment so affectionate that the two children are more likely to be killed with kindness than by the Witch. The cast is strong, with Angelika Kirchschlager... — More…
Joaquín Achúcarro (piano)
London Symphony Orchestra, Robin Lough (director), Colin Davis
all three sections of both versions benefit from the masterly hand of director Robin Lough who, unlike many of his peers, knows how to let the music speak for itself without the need for frantic... — More…
Live concerts from London, Lucerne & Zurich
Güher & Süher Pekinel (piano)
English Chamber Orchestra & Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Muhai Tang & Sir Colin Davis
Turkish identical twins who never glance at each other, yet play as though governed by a single brain. Their Mozart is serene, their Milhaud unfettered, their Brahms majestic. — More…
Live Recordings from The Schwetzingen Festival, Cadogan Hall London, Lucerne Piano Festival, 2001-2007
Güher and Süher Pekinel (piano)
Jacques Loussier Trio & English Chamber Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis