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The Academy of Ancient Music (AAM) is a period-instrument orchestra based in Cambridge, England.
Alexandrina Pendatchanska (sometimes written as Alexandrina Pendachanska) (Александрина Пендачанска) (born 24 September 1970) is a Bulgarian operatic soprano.
Alfred Einstein (December 30, 1880February 13, 1952) was a German-American musicologist and music editor.
Alfred Meissner (15 October 1822, Teplitz – 29 May 1885, Bregenz) was an Austrian poet.
An amphitheatre or amphitheater is an open-air venue used for entertainment, performances, and sports.
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Sir Andrew Frank Davis CBE (born 2 February 1944) is a British conductor.
Ann Murray, DBE (born 27 August 1949, Dublin), is an Irish mezzo-soprano.
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Anne Sofie von Otter (born 9 May 1955) is a Swedish mezzo-soprano whose repertoire encompasses lieder, operas, oratorios and also rock and pop songs.
Anthony Rolfe Johnson CBE (5 November 1940 – 21 July 2010) was an English operatic tenor.
Antonio Caldara (1670 – 28 December 1736) was an Italian Baroque composer.
Antonio Salieri (18 August 17507 May 1825) was an Italian classical composer, conductor and teacher born in Legnago, south of Verona, in the Republic of Venice, but who spent his adult life and career as a subject of the Habsburg Monarchy.
Ashley Putnam (born August 10, 1952) is an American soprano from New York City.
Barbara Bonney (born April 14, 1956) is an American soprano.
A bass is a type of classical male singing voice and has the lowest vocal range of all voice types.
The basset clarinet is a clarinet similar to the usual soprano clarinet but longer and with additional keys to enable playing several additional lower notes.
The basset horn (sometimes written basset-horn) is a musical instrument, a member of the clarinet family.
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The bassoon is a woodwind instrument in the double reed family that typically plays music written in the bass and tenor clefs, and occasionally the treble.
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Berenice of Cilicia, also known as Julia Berenice and sometimes spelled Bernice (28 AD – after 81), was a Jewish client queen of the Roman Empire during the second half of the 1st century.
Bernarda Fink Inzko (born 29 August 1955) is an Argentine mezzo-soprano.
Blu-ray or Blu-ray Disc (BD, BRD) is a digital optical disc data storage format.
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Bohemia (Čechy;; Czechy; Bohême; Bohemia) is a region in the Czech Republic.
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Brian Robins was born in Cheltenham, England, but spent most of his early life in Bournemouth.
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Brigitte Fassbaender (born Berlin, 3 July 1939), is a German mezzo-soprano opera singer, a stage director and from 1999 to 2012 Intendant of the Tiroler Landestheater in Innsbruck, Austria.
Carol Theresa Vaness (born July 27, 1952) is an American lirico-spinto soprano.
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A castrato (Italian, plural: castrati) is a type of classical male singing voice equivalent to that of a soprano, mezzo-soprano, or contralto.
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Cecilia Bartoli, Cavaliere OMRI (born 4 June 1966) is an Italian coloratura mezzo-soprano opera singer and recitalist.
The cello (plural cellos or celli) or violoncello is a bowed string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths.
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Sir Alan Charles Maclaurin Mackerras, AC, CH, CBE (1925 2010) was an Australian conductor.
Christoph Prégardien (born 18 January 1956) is a German lyric tenor whose career is closely associated with the roles in Mozart operas, as well as performances of Lieder, oratorio roles, and Baroque music.
Christoph Willibald Ritter von Gluck (2 July 1714 – 15 November 1787) was a composer of Italian and French opera in the early classical period.
Christopher Jarvis Haley Hogwood CBE (10 September 194124 September 2014) was an English conductor, harpsichordist, writer, and musicologist.
The clarinet is a family of woodwind instruments that have a single-reed mouthpiece, a straight cylindrical tube with an approximately cylindrical bore, and a flaring bell.
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Sir Colin Rex Davis, CH, CBE (25 September 1927 – 14 April 2013) was an English conductor.
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A coronation is a ceremony marking the formal investiture of a monarch and/or their consort with regal power, usually involving the ritual placement of a crown upon his or her head and the presentation of other items of regalia.
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Daniel Evan Freeman (born 27 April 1959) is an American musicologist who specializes in European art music of the eighteenth century, in particular the musical culture of eighteenth-century Prague and the Bohemian lands.
Decca Records began as a British record label established in 1929 by Edward Lewis.
Della Jones (13 April 1946), is a Welsh mezzo-soprano, particularly well known for her interpretations of works by Handel, Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti, and Britten.
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Deutsche Grammophon is a German classical record label that was the foundation of the future corporation to be known as PolyGram.
Diana Montague (born 8 April 1953) is a British mezzo-soprano known for her performances in opera and as a concert singer.
Domenico Guardasoni (c. 1731 – 14 June 1806) was an Italian tenor singer, opera producer and impresario.
Don Giovanni (K. 527; complete title: Il dissoluto punito, ossia il Don Giovanni, literally The Rake Punished, or Don Giovanni) is an opera in two acts with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Italian libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte.
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Edith Mathis (born 11 February 1938) is a Swiss soprano and a leading exponent of the works of Mozart.
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EMI Group Limited, also known as EMI Music or simply EMI, was a British multinational music recording and publishing company, and electronics device and systems manufacturing company, headquartered in London, England.
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The English Baroque Soloists is a chamber orchestra playing on period instruments, formed in 1978 by English conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
Erik George Sebastian Smith (25 March 19314 May 2004) was a German-born British record producer, pianist and harpsichordist.
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The Estates Theatre or Stavovské divadlo is a historic theatre in Prague, Czech Republic.
Figured bass, or thoroughbass, is a kind of musical notation in which numerals and symbols indicate intervals, chords, and non-chord tones, in relation to the bass note they are placed above or below.
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Fortepiano designates the early version of the piano, from its invention by the Italian instrument maker Bartolomeo Cristofori around 1700 up to the early 19th century.
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Franz Xaver Süssmayr (German: Franz Xaver Süßmayr; sometimes written in English as Suessmayr; 1766 – September 17, 1803) was an Austrian composer, most famous for his completion of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Requiem.
Frederica von Stade (born June 1, 1945) is an American mezzo-soprano.
Freiburger Barockorchester (Freiburg Baroque Orchestra) is a German orchestra founded in 1987, with the mission statement: "to enliven the world of Baroque music with new sounds".
The French horn (commonly known simply as the horn, while the term "French horn" is also used to distinguish a particular type of horn used mainly in French orchestras) is a brass instrument made of tubing wrapped into a coil with a flared bell.
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The French Revolution (Révolution française) was an influential period of social and political upheaval in France that lasted from 1789 until 1799, and was partially carried forward by Napoleon during the later expansion of the French Empire.
Gösta Winbergh (December 30, 1943 – March 18, 2002) was a Swedish tenor.
Glyndebourne is an English country house, the site of an opera house that, since 1934, has been the venue for the annual Glyndebourne Festival Opera.
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Gramophone is a magazine published monthly in London devoted to classical music, particularly to reviews of recordings.
Harmonia Mundi is an independent music record label founded in Paris, France in 1958 by Bernard Coutaz.
A harpsichord is a musical instrument played by means of a keyboard.
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Hillevi Martinpelto (January 9, 1958) is a Swedish lyric soprano.
István Kertész (28 August 192916 April 1973) was an internationally acclaimed Jewish Hungarian orchestral and operatic conductor who, throughout his brief but distinguished career led many of the world's great orchestras, including the Cleveland, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Detroit, San Francisco and Minnesota Orchestras in the United States, as well as the London Symphony, Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, and L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.
Dame Janet Abbott Baker, CH, DBE, FRSA (born 21 August 1933) is an English mezzo-soprano best known as an opera, concert, and lieder singer.
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Júlia Várady (Várady Júlia, born Júlia Tözsér, September 1, 1941) is a German soprano of Hungarian origin born in Nagyvárad, Hungary (today Oradea, Romania), who started out as a mezzo-soprano.
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John A. Rice is an American musicologist.
John Braham (– 17 February 1856) was an English tenor opera singer born in London.
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner, CBE (born 20 April 1943) is an English conductor.
John Relyea (born 1972 in Toronto) is a Canadian bass-baritone opera singer and winner of the 2003 Richard Tucker Award.
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Josef Mysliveček (9 March 1737 – 4 February 1781) was a Czech composer who contributed to the formation of late eighteenth-century classicism in music.
Joseph II (Joseph Benedikt Anton Michael Adam; 13 March 1741 – 20 February 1790) was Holy Roman Emperor from 1765 to 1790 and ruler of the Habsburg lands from 1780 to 1790.
Karl August Leopold Böhm (August 28, 1894 in Graz – August 14, 1981 in Salzburg) was an Austrian conductor.
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The Köchel-Verzeichnis is an inclusive, chronological catalogue of compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, which was originally created by Ludwig von Köchel.
L'italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers) is an operatic dramma giocoso in two acts by Gioachino Rossini to an Italian libretto by Angelo Anelli, based on his earlier text set by Luigi Mosca.
(Cinderella, or Goodness Triumphant) is an operatic dramma giocoso in two acts by Gioachino Rossini.
La clemenza di Tito ("The Clemency of Titus") is an 18th-century Italian opera in 3 acts by the Czech composer Josef Mysliveček.
La Scala (abbreviation in Italian language for the official name Teatro alla Scala) is an opera house in Milan, Italy.
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László Polgár (1 January 1947 – 19 September 2010) was an Hungarian operatic bass.
Leopold II (German: Peter Leopold Josef Anton Joachim Pius Gotthard; Italian: Pietro Leopoldo Giuseppe Antonio Gioacchino Pio Gottardo; English: Peter Leopold Joseph Anthony Joachim Pius Godehard; 5 May 1747 1 March 1792), was Holy Roman Emperor and King of Hungary and Bohemia from 1790 to 1792, Archduke of Austria and Grand Duke of Tuscany from 1765 to 1790.
A libretto is the text used in, or intended for, an extended musical work such as an opera, operetta, masque, oratorio, cantata or musical.
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's operas comprise 22 musical dramas in a variety of genres.
The London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) is one of five permanent symphony orchestras based in London.
Lucia Popp (born Lucia Poppová; 12 November 193916 November 1993) was a Slovak operatic soprano.
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Magdalena Kožená (also Lady Rattle;; born 26 May 1973) is a Czech mezzo-soprano.
Magnanimity (derived from the Latin roots magna great, and animus, mind, literally means greatly generous) is the virtue of being great of mind and heart.
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Marga Schiml (born 29 November 1945) is a German opera singer who sings mezzo-soprano and alto.
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Infanta Maria Luisa of Spain (Spanish: María Luisa, German: Maria Ludovika) (24 November 1745 – 15 May 1792) was Holy Roman Empress, German Queen, Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, Grand Duchess of Tuscany as the spouse of Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor.
Mark Padmore is a British tenor appearing in concerts, recitals, and opera.
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The Monteverdi Choir was founded in 1964 by Sir John Eliot Gardiner for a performance of the Monteverdi Vespers (1610) in King's College Chapel, Cambridge.
Anna (or Ann) Selina Storace, known as Nancy Storace (27 October 1765 – 24 August 1817), was an English operatic soprano.
Nikolaus Harnoncourt (Nikolaus Count de la Fontaine und d'Harnoncourt-Unverzagt, born 6 December 1929) is an Austrian conductor, particularly known for his historically informed performances of music from the Classical era and earlier.
Oboes are a family of double reed woodwind musical instruments.
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Opera (English plural: operas; Italian plural: opere) is an art form in which singers and musicians perform a dramatic work combining text (libretto) and musical score, usually in a theatrical setting.
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Opera seria (plural: opere serie; usually called dramma per musica or melodramma serio) is an Italian musical term which refers to the noble and "serious" style of Italian opera that predominated in Europe from the 1710s to c. 1770.
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The Paris Opera(French) is the primary opera company of France.
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The term patrician (patricius, πατρίκιος, patrikios) originally referred to a group of ruling class families in ancient Rome.
Peter Schreier (born 29 July 1935) is a German tenor and conductor.
Philip Gordon Langridge CBE (16 December 1939 – 5 March 2010) was an English tenor, considered to be among the foremost exponents of English opera and oratorio.
Philips Classics Records was started in the 1980s as the new classics record label for Philips Records.
Pietro Antonio Domenico Trapassi, better known by his pseudonym of Pietro Metastasio (3 January 1698 – 12 April 1782), was an Italian poet and librettist, considered the most important writer of opera seria libretti.
The Praetorian Guard (Praetoriani) was a force of bodyguards used by Roman Emperors.
Praetorian prefect (praefectus praetorio, ἔπαρχος/ὕπαρχος τῶν πραιτωρίων) was the title of a high office in the Roman Empire.
Recitative (also known by its Italian name "recitativo") is a style of delivery (much used in operas, oratorios, and cantatas) in which a singer is allowed to adopt the rhythms of ordinary speech.
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René Jacobs (born 30 October 1946) is a Belgian (Flemish) musician.
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The RIAS Kammerchor is a professional chamber choir based in Berlin, Germany, and supported by the Rundfunk Orchester und Chöre GmbH Berlin ("Berlin Radio Orchestra and Choirs"), a limited-liability company owned by the public broadcasters Deutschlandradio (40%) and RBB (5%), the German Federal Republic (35%), and the State of Berlin (20%).
Riccardo Muti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (born 28 July 1941) is an Italian conductor.
Robert Andrew Lloyd CBE (born 2 March 1940) is an English operatic bass.
The Roman Empire (Imperium Rōmānum; Ancient and Medieval Greek: Βασιλεία τῶν Ῥωμαίων Basileia tōn Rhōmaiōn) was the post-Republican period of the ancient Roman civilization, characterized by government headed by emperors and large territorial holdings around the Mediterranean Sea in Europe, Africa and Asia.
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The Royal Opera House is an opera house and major performing arts venue in Covent Garden, central London.
Ruth Ziesak is a German soprano in opera and concert.
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The Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) is Scotland's national chamber orchestra, based in Edinburgh.
A soprano is a type of classical female singing voice and has the highest vocal range of all voice types.
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The Staatskapelle Dresden (officially known in German as the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden) is an orchestra based in Dresden, Germany founded in 1548 by Kurfürst Moritz (Elector Moritz, or Maurice) of Saxony.
Stanley John Sadie, CBE (30 October 1930, Wembley – 21 March 2005, Cossington, Somerset) was an influential and prolific British musicologist, music critic, and editor.
The string section is the largest body of the standard Classical orchestra.
Stuart Burrows OBE (born 7 February 1933) is a Welsh operatic tenor.
Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus, commonly known as Suetonius (c. 69 – after 122 AD), was a Roman historian belonging to the equestrian order who wrote during the early Imperial era of the Roman Empire. His most important surviving work is a set of biographies of twelve successive Roman rulers, from Julius Caesar to Domitian, entitled ''De Vita Caesarum''. He recorded the earliest accounts of Julius Caesar's epileptic seizures. Other works by Suetonius concern the daily life of Rome, politics, oratory, and the lives of famous writers, including poets, historians, and grammarians. A few of these books have partially survived, but many have been lost.
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Susan Graham (born July 23, 1960, Roswell, New Mexico) is an American mezzo-soprano.
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Sylvain Cambreling (born 1948 in Amiens, France) is a French conductor.
Sylvia McNair (born June 23, 1956) is an American opera singer and classical recitalist who has also achieved notable success in the Broadway and cabaret genres.
The Tanglewood Music Center is an annual summer music academy in Lenox, Massachusetts, United States, in which emerging professional musicians participate in performances, master classes and workshops.
The Teldec (Telefunken-Decca Schallplatten GmbH) is a German record label in Hamburg, Germany.
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A tenor is a type of classical male singing voice whose vocal range is one of the highest of the male voice types.
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Teresa Berganza Vargas (born on 16 March 1935) is a Spanish mezzo-soprano.
The Barber of Seville, or The Futile Precaution (Il barbiere di Siviglia, ossia L'inutile precauzione) is an opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini with an Italian libretto by Cesare Sterbini.
The Magic Flute (German), K. 620, is an opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder.
The Marriage of Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), K. 492, is an opera buffa (comic opera) in four acts composed in 1786 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with an Italian libretto written by Lorenzo Da Ponte.
De vita Caesarum (Latin; literal translation: About the Life of the Caesars) commonly known as The Twelve Caesars, is a set of twelve biographies of Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the Roman Empire written by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus.
Theo Adam (born 1 August 1926) is a distinguished German classical bass-baritone who had an active international career in operas, concerts, and recitals from the 1940s through the 1990s.
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Timpani, or kettledrums (also informally called timps), are musical instruments in the percussion family.
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Titus (Titus Flāvius Caesar Vespasiānus Augustus; 30 December 39 – 13 September 81) was Roman Emperor from 79 to 81.
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A trumpet is a musical instrument.
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The Vienna Philharmonic (VPO), founded in 1842, is an orchestra, regularly considered one of the finest in the world.
The Vienna State Opera (German: Wiener Staatsoper) is an opera house – and opera company – with a history dating back to the mid-19th century.
Vitellius (Aulus Vitellius Germanicus Augustus; 24 September 15 – 22 December 69) was Roman Emperor for eight months, from 16 April to 22 December 69.
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A voice type is a particular human singing voice identified as having certain qualities or characteristics of vocal range, vocal weight, tessitura, vocal timbre, and vocal transition points (passaggio), such as breaks and lifts within the voice.
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Werner Krenn (born 21 September 1943 in Vienna) is an Austrian tenor.
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The Western concert flute is a transverse (side-blown) woodwind instrument made of metal or wood.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (English see fn.; 27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era.
Yvonne Fay Minton CBE (born 4 December 1938) is an Australian-born but mostly British-resident opera singer.
Oper Zürich (Zurich Opera) is an opera company based in Zurich, Switzerland.
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