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Mary Bevan, Catherine Carby, Mark Wilde, John Savournin, Brook Street Band, John Andrews - Lampe: The Dragon of Wantley (2022)

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Mary Bevan, Catherine Carby, Mark Wilde, John Savournin, Brook Street Band, John Andrews - Lampe: The Dragon of Wantley (2022)

Mary Bevan, Catherine Carby, Mark Wilde, John Savournin, The Brook Street Band, John Andrews - Lampe: The Dragon of Wantley (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 475 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 252 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:47:49
Classical, Opera | Label: Resonus Classics

A rapacious dragon has been terrorising a Yorkshire village. Gubbins and his daughter Margery, together with Mauxalinda, decide to seek the help of Moore of Moore Hall. Moore needs persuading away from his beer but succumbs to Margery’s pleading, and her promises of love. Unfortunately, he had already promised to marry Mauxalinda, and so the love triangle has to be resolved in dramatic fashion before Moore heads out and defeats the dragon, restoring harmony and prosperity to the village. Following the BBC Music Magazine Opera Award for his recording of Malcolm Arnold’s The Dancing Master, conductor John Andrews returns with the world premiere professional recording of John Frederick Lampe’s operatic comedy The Dragon of Wantley. With librettist Henry Carey, Lampe combines a first-rate score with a quintessentially English plot, told in a tone of earthy satire, pastiching opera’s conventions with skill and affection, but also a razor wit.

Britten Sinfonia, Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, Graham Ross & William Vann - Pan's Anniversary (2022)

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Britten Sinfonia, Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, Graham Ross & William Vann - Pan's Anniversary (2022)

William Vann, Timothy West, Samuel West, Mary Bevan, Sophie Bevan, Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, Britten Sinfonia - Ralph Vaughan Williams: Pan's Anniversary (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 291 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 165 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:11:44
Classical | Label: Albion Records

In 2022, we celebrate Vaughan Williams's 150th birthday, and the pinnacle of Albion Record's contribution to this important milestone is this Pan's Anniversary album, which contains five world premiere recordings.

Mary Bevan, Nicky Spence, Roderick Williams & William Vann - Ralph Vaughan Williams: Folk Songs, Vol. 3 (2021)

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Mary Bevan, Nicky Spence, Roderick Williams & William Vann - Ralph Vaughan Williams: Folk Songs, Vol. 3 (2021)

Mary Bevan, Nicky Spence, Roderick Williams & William Vann - Ralph Vaughan Williams: Folk Songs, Vol. 3 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 205 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 140 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:00:41
Classical | Label: Albion Records

Folk Songs from the Eastern Counties is is the third in a series of four albums recording all 81 of the folk songs in English that Ralph Vaughan Williams arranged for voice and piano or violin. 57 of the 81 songs have not previously been recorded in these arrangements.

Sacconi Quartet, Mary Bevan, Charles Owen, Roderick Williams - Panufnik: Heartfelt (2021)

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Sacconi Quartet, Mary Bevan, Charles Owen, Roderick Williams - Panufnik: Heartfelt (2021)

Sacconi Quartet, Mary Bevan, Charles Owen, Roderick Williams - Panufnik: Heartfelt (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 325 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 189 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:21:21
Classical, Vocal | Label: Signum Classics

Since Westminster Mass (2000) established Roxanna Panufnik’s firm place among today’sleading British composers, she has often been celebrated for her choral music. Her instrumental and chamber works, however, are equally striking, filled with dazzling imagination and poetic lightness of touch. Her latest album Heartfelt encompasses compassion, tragedy and irresistible humour, while demonstrating her passion for exploring diverse musical cultures, from East Sussex to Myanmar.

Harry Christophers, Handel and Haydn Society - Haydn: Symphony No. 100; Nelson Mass (2020)

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Harry Christophers, Handel and Haydn Society - Haydn: Symphony No. 100; Nelson Mass (2020)

Harry Christophers, Handel and Haydn Society - Haydn: Symphony No. 100; Nelson Mass (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 290 Mb | Total time: 64:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Coro | # COR16181 | Recorded: 2020

Experience two grand classics, alive with all the excitement and verve of their very first performances. Thrill to one of Haydn’s masterful ‘London’ symphonies that wowed England’s capital – the smash hit ‘Military’, so-called for intense depictions of the clash of arms and ferocious roar of war. In the epic Nelson Mass Handel and Haydn Society's magnificent chorus and soloists join the orchestra in this homage to the heroic admiral who helped to vanquish Napoleon.

Cunningham, London Early Opera - Handel in Italy, Vol.2 (2016)

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Cunningham, London Early Opera - Handel in Italy, Vol.2 (2016)

Bridget Cunningham, London Early Opera - Handel in Italy, Vol.2 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 274 Mb | Total time: 55:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Signum Classics | SIGCD462 | Recorded: 2013

London Early Opera continue their new series of Handel’s works with the second volume of pieces composed in Italy. Both volumes of Handel in Italy explore the young composer’s Italian years through his cantatas, sacred pieces, operatic works and instrumental compositions. Handel wrote prolifically during his stay in Italy, his output includes oratorios, operas, sonatas, instrumental works and sacred vocal masterpieces including over 100 cantatas. Featuring performances from internationally acclaimed soloists, the sopranos Sophie Bevan and Mary Bevan with their uncle, baritone Benjamin Bevan conducted and conceived by Bridget Cunningham.

Bridget Cunningham, London Early Opera - Handel in Italy, Vol.1 (2015)

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Bridget Cunningham, London Early Opera - Handel in Italy, Vol.1 (2015)

Bridget Cunningham, London Early Opera - Handel in Italy, Vol.1 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 210 Mb | Total time: 43:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Signum Classics | SIGCD423 | Recorded: 2013

London Early Opera perform a unique programme of Handel’s Italian-inspired works, devised by conductor Bridget Cunningham and featuring a unique family collaboration from from world-renowned soprano sisters Sophie Bevan and Mary Bevan alongside their uncle, bass Benjamin Bevan.

Lucy Crowe, Mary Bevan, Bridget Cunningham, London Early Opera - Handel's Queens: Cuzzoni & Faustina (2019)

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Lucy Crowe, Mary Bevan, Bridget Cunningham, London Early Opera - Handel's Queens: Cuzzoni & Faustina (2019)

Lucy Crowe, Mary Bevan, Bridget Cunningham, London Early Opera - Handel's Queens: Cuzzoni & Faustina (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 638 Mb | Total time: 127:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Signum Classics | SIGCD579 | Recorded: 2019

Handels Queens features some of the most exquisite pieces of music written by G.F. Handel and his contemporaries for the two finest singers of the eighteenth century, Faustina Bordoni and Francesca Cuzzoni. Often wrongfully framed as rivals, these dazzling new recordings with Mary Bevan and Lucy Crowe reveal the distinctive yet versatile talent of the Italian vocalists. Led by London Early Opera Director, Bridget Cunningham, Handels Queens serves an example of the groups dedication to imaginative programming and outstanding period performance, placing them at the forefront of baroque research.

John Andrews, The Brook Street Band - Thomas Arne: The Judgment of Paris (2019)

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John Andrews, The Brook Street Band - Thomas Arne: The Judgment of Paris (2019)

John Andrews, The Brook Street Band - Thomas Arne: The Judgment of Paris (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 340 Mb | Total time: 67:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dutton Epoch | # CDLX 7361 | Recorded: 2018

Thomas Arne’s opera The Judgment of Paris (1742), a setting of William Congreve’s libretto of the same name, is known only from the printed score, but in this world premiere recording is performed with panache and authority by The Brook Street Band and a scintillating young cast led by sopranos Mary Bevan (Venus), Susanna Fairbairn (Pallas) and Gillian Ramm (Juno), with tenors Ed Lyon as the shepherd Paris and Anthony Gregory as Mercury, all under the expert direction of conductor John Andrews.