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ArkivMusic Holiday Gift Guide 2007

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  • 1.
    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
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  • 2.
    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
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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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    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: $32.99
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  • 5.
    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
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  • 6.
    Schubert: The Complete Songs
    You can only stand back and gasp in admiration at this recorded monument. You can use this set as a reference edition and never find yourself disappointed.
    Release Date: 11/08/2005   Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 44201/40   Number of Discs: 40
    Composer: Franz Schubert,  Carl Maria von Weber,  Gioachino Rossini,  Ludwig Berger  ... 
    Performers: Graham Johnson,  Brigitte Fassbaender,  Christine Schäfer,  Michael George  ... 
    Conductor: Stephen Layton
    Orchestra/Ensemble: Holst Singers,  London Schubert Chorale,  New Company Singers
    CD: $306.49
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  • 7.
    La Scala Collection - 11 Operas
    11 Classic performances on DVD from Milan's La Scala Opera house, including acclaimed productions of Adriana Lecouvreur, Lucia di Lammermoor and Don Giovanni...
    Release Date: 07/25/2006   Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: OA LS3000BD   Number of Discs: 12
    Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Gioachino Rossini,  Giacomo Puccini  ... 
    Performers: Francisco Araiza,  Natale de Carolis,  Claudio Desderi,  Edita Gruberova  ... 
    Conductor: Riccardo Muti,  Gianandrea Gavazzeni,  Lorin Maazel,  Stefano Ranzani
    Orchestra/Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
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  • 8.
    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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  • 9.
    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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  • 10.
    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: $34.99
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