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ArkivMusic Holiday Gift Guide 2007

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  • 1.
    Maria Callas - The Complete Studio Recordings
    This 70-CD box includes all the studio recordings Maria Callas ever made. It contains 26 complete operas plus the complete studio recitals made during her recording career, from 1949 to 1969 -- all newly remastered for this set. A must for fans of the legendary diva!
    Release Date: 09/25/2007   Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 95918   Number of Discs: 70
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi,  Giacomo Puccini,  Georges Bizet,  Gioachino Rossini  ... 
    Performers: Maria Callas,  David Sellar,  Giorgio Tadeo,  Tito Gobbi  ... 
    Conductor: Nicola Rescigno,  Georges Prêtre,  Tullio Serafin,  Antonino Votto  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris,  Paris Opera Orchestra,  Paris Opera Chorus  ... 
    CD: $154.99
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    Pavarotti's Greatest Hits
    Perhaps the greatest tenor of our time, Luciano Pavarotti had a unique voice and a charming personality that lent him a remarkable universal appeal. Decca's recent reissue of this classic double album amply demonstrates the singer's gifts. Originally released in 1980, this is Pavarotti in his prime in a specially priced 2-for-1 set.
    Release Date: 09/18/2007   Label: Decca   Catalog: 000904002   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer: Giacomo Puccini,  Gaetano Donizetti,  Richard Strauss,  Ruggero Leoncavallo  ... 
    Performers: Luciano Pavarotti
    Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
    Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
    CD: $19.99
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    Christmas Tradition / Canadian Brass
    This past summer the world's favorite brass ensemble assembled in an acoustically astounding church in Toronto to record a new holiday disc just for us. We chose our favorite repertoire and arrangements...and the Brass sound better than ever!
    Release Date: 10/02/2007   Label: Opening Day   Catalog: 7345   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer: George Frideric Handel,  Mel Torme,  Jay Livingston,  Hugh Martin  ... 
    Performers: Eric Robertson
    Orchestra/Ensemble: Canadian Brass
    CD: $17.98
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    The Glory Of Rostropovich / 8-Disc Set
    Deutsche Grammophon's 8-disc overview of the great cellist and conductor.
    Release Date: 03/20/2007   Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 000839202   Number of Discs: 8
    Composer: Luigi Boccherini,  Robert Schumann,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Giuseppe Tartini  ... 
    Performers: Mstislav Rostropovich,  Rudolf Serkin,  Martha Argerich
    Conductor: Paul Sacher,  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky,  Herbert von Karajan,  Mstislav Rostropovich  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble: Collegium Musicum,  Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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    CD: $60.99
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    The Berlin Concert: Live From The Waldbühne / Domingo, Netrebko, Villazón
    The Berlin Concert - Live from the Waldbühne is a remarkable film. It miraculously captures an open-air concert just as the clouds part after a rainstorm in one of the most visually stunning classical videos I have ever seen.
    Release Date: 04/10/2007   Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 000870409   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi,  Pablo Sorozabal,  Giacomo Puccini,  Gioachino Rossini  ... 
    Performers: Placido Domingo,  Anna Netrebko,  Rolando Villazón
    Conductor: Marco Armiliato
    Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
    DVD: $27.49
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    Prokofiev: The Complete Symphonies / Gergiev, London SO
    2007 Gramophone Award Winner!
    Hefty, raw orchestral playing and some of the finest Prokofiev on disc. There is tremendous music here which deserves to be on every collector’s shelf.
    Release Date: 05/16/2006   Label: Philips   Catalog: 000632902   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
    Performers: John Alley
    Conductor: Valery Gergiev
    Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
    CD: $66.99
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    Bartók: Complete Violin Works / Gertler
    This set met with lavish praise with its initial release, winning the 1966 Grand Prix du Disque de l’Academie Charles Cros in Paris. This sensitively remastered edition makes these artistically and technically brilliant recordings available to the public once again. - 4-disc set
    Release Date: 11/27/2007   Label: Supraphon   Catalog: 3924   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer: Béla Bartók
    Performers: Diane Andersen,  André Gertler,  François-Xavier Roth,  Milan Etlík  ... 
    Conductor: János Ferencsik,  Karel Ancerl
    Orchestra/Ensemble: Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra,  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
    CD: $29.99
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  • 8.
    Beethoven/Liszt: Symphonies No 1 - 9 / Konstantin Scherbakov
    Liszt's demanding piano reductions of Beethoven's symphonies helped popularize the originals, and they still reward listeners with new insights. Konstantin Scherbakov has what it takes to meet Liszt's cruel demands head on.
    Release Date: 11/21/2006   Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8505219   Number of Discs: 5
    CD: $48.99
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  • 9.
    Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier / Angela Hewitt
    Stylish perception, controlled virtuosity, intelligent application of dynamics, and warm, beautifully balanced sonics... Books 1 and 2 together at a reduced price in a space-saving box.
    Release Date: 09/11/2007   Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 44291   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performers: Angela Hewitt
    CD: $36.99
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