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June highlights from EMI and Virgin Classics

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The Tempest

Thomas Adès The world première recording of The Tempest, conducted by the composer and recorded in association with BBC Radio 3 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 2007. The cast includes Simon Keenlyside, Cyndia Sieden, Ian Bostridge, Toby Spence, Kate Royal, Philip Langridge and Stephen Richardson, many of whom took part in the critically acclaimed world première performance three years earlier.

“Adès has provided Covent Garden and British opera in general with one of its great moments” The Guardian

A L S O N E W T H I S M O N T H

Artemis Quartet

The Artemis Quartet joins forces with the Chilean pianist Jacques Ammon in a programme of music by Astor Piazzolla, the Argentinean master of the tango. Don’t miss the

Artemis Quartet performing this programme at theWigmore Hall in London on 26 June.

Véronique Gens

This second album of Tragédiennes features arias and ballet music from the 18th and 19th centuries, from the Baroque (Rameau) to the Romantic (Berlioz) by way of such important transitional figures as Gluck and Cherubini.

Paavo Järvi

A programme of Mahler’s three ‘freestanding’ symphonic movements; Blumine (‘Flower Piece’), Totenfeier (‘Funeral rites’), and the Adagio planned as the first movement of his Symphony No 10, together with What The Wild Flowers Tell Me.

American Classics

Five new additions to the American Classics series include Copland’s Symphony No.3, a recital of American song by Nathan Gunn, ballet music by Antheil, Schumann and Gould, Barber chamber music and John McGlinn’s recording of Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun.

French Operetta

Seven classic French operetta reissues from the catalogue of EMI France include Offenbach’s La Belle Hélène with Jessye Norman and

Bizet’s La jolie Fille de Perth with June Anderson and Alfredo Kraus.

The Very Best of Broadway

A collection of popular Broadway numbers by George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and Leonard

Bernstein, featuring Kim Criswell, Frederica von Stade, Jerry Hadley and Thomas Hampson.

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