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Anthems from King's

Anthems from King's

"...rich fare...the visual element is a genuine enrichment. The beauty of the candlelit chapel is a presence that accompanies the music." (Gramophone)

Bach: Bach Cantatas

Bach: Bach Cantatas

Magdalena Kožená (Soprano); William Towers (Alto); Mark Padmore (Tenor); Stephan Loges (Bass);

"A revealing diary of an ambitious pilgrimage...the Monteverdi Choir, typically bright and incisive…the four soloists matching them in those qualities...it is the Czech mezzo, Magdelena Kožená, who wins first honours with her superb singing...moving on the one hand, brilliant on the other." (Gramophone)

Carols from King's

Carols from King's

"...one almost feels privileged to watch...if you have a 5.1 surround system, you can enjoy this DVD in ‘true surround sound mix’ - guaranteed to get you in the mood for Christmas." (Classic fM)

Hildegard von Bingen: Hildegard von Bingen in Portrait

Hildegard von Bingen: Hildegard von Bingen in Portrait

"Even with the music alone (which has been imaginatively recorded by Sequentia) this is a remarkable achievement, but to see it played out in glowing colours, imaginatively performed and beautifully sung, partly outside and partly inside, in splendidly chosen natural settings, adds an extra dimension to the drama...The accompanying second DVD includes a compulsive BBC 'Omnibus' dramatization of Hildegard's early life before she set up her own order; and no better choice for the role of Hildegard could have been found than Patricia Routledge...This is a film to watch more than once, so it makes an ideal counterpart to the music, which one can return to again and again...This DVD Double is a truly remarkable achievement, but it also surely points the way to the manner of biographical publishing in the future." (The Penguin Guide)

Lehár: The Merry Widow

Lehár: The Merry Widow

Yvonne Kenny (Anna Glawari); Bo Skovhus (Count Danilo Danilovitsch); Angelika Kirchschlager (Valencienne); Gregory Turay (Camille, Count de Rosillon);

"It would be hard to imagine a more extravagant production of The Merry Widow than Lofti Mansouri's for the San Francisco Opera, recorded live on this DVD in December 2001...Yvonne Kenny as the heroine not only sings beautifully but is both vivacious and provocative. Bo Skovhus makes a handsome Danilo, determined not to be putty in her hands, and their final reconciliation to the Merry Widow Waltz could not be more moving." (The Penguin Guide)

Lesley Garrett Live at Christmas

Lesley Garrett Live at Christmas

Lesley Garrett (Soprano); José Cura (Tenor); Guy Barker (Trumpet); Sibongile Khumalo (Voice);