With the much anticipated upcoming Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle scheduled for the 19th May, this album is the perfect soundtrack for a celebration. A timeless collection of classical music to accompany the celebrations of a nation. Get in the celebratory mood with this perfect wedding soundtrack. The album features well-known classics such as Pachebel’s Canon, Lakmé’s The Flower Duet, and Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring. This is the perfect album for street parties. It’s estimated that 2 billion people watched the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding in 2011.
Volume 2 of EMI's comprehensive Herbert von Karajan centenary edition gathers virtually all of the conductor's operatic and vocal output for the label in one place, taking up 71 CDs (Disc 72 contains complete librettos in the form of PDF files). I use the word "virtually" because the package omits four posthumously issued archival items taped live during the 1957-60 Salzburg Festivals (Beethoven's Missa solemnis, Brahms' German Requiem, Bruckner's Te Deum, and Verdi's Requiem). Otherwise, it's all here.
In this collection of the greatest arias, ensembles and choruses from the world of opera, we take in well over two hours of music from twenty-seven operas. These cover many different emotions and situations, sung in Italian, German and French.
A rare recording of Pergolesi's second opera, a comic and colourful tale of tangled love in which three girls resist their arranged marriages in pursuit of the same young man. Rediscovered by conductor Riccardo Muti, this forgotten jewel sparkles in its 1989 period production.
Director Werner Herzog and conductor Riccardo Muti combine with the finest of casts to lavish Rossini’s rarely-performed Neapolitan masterpiece, set in feudal sixteenth century Scotland, with the genius it deserves. June Anderson is an outstanding Elena (the Lady of the Lake) in the 1992 production of the melodrama based on Sir Walter Scott’s poem.