Luciano Pavarotti was born the 10th of December 1935 in Modena Italy, and his debut came on April 29, 1961 as Rodolfo in La Boheme, at the opera house in Reggio Emilia. His American debut came in February 1965, in a Miami production of Lucia di Lammermoor. It wasn’t until February 17, 1972, that the Pavarotti phenomenon was born, in a production of La Fille du Regiment at New York’s Metropolitan Opera.
One of classical music’s ... [MORE]
A feast for lovers of baroque music. Not only are the old war horses such as Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, the Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks, AND Messiah by Handel present, there are many lesser-known works by these great composers and their contemporaries to be found in this vast collection. Over the course of 50CDs, the listener can discover the extraordinary sound world of Biber’s ‘Mystery’ Sonatas, Corelli’s ... [MORE]
A fabulous survey of some of the greatest pianists of the past century and more to emerge from the great Russian tradition of piano playing and teaching. A must for all lovers of the piano! Of historical interest – many recordings are rare, and have been hitherto been unavailable on CD. Comprehensive booklet with detailed notes on every pianist and the recordings.
‘Russia is old, Russia is vast, Russia is mighty. But her advance in art, letters and ... [MORE]