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Best of 2009 - EMI&Virgin Classics

EMI&Virgin Classics had a great year. There were a lot of extremely valuable recordings from operas to concerts and recitals. The ad above appears on the second cover of Gramophone, the December issue. Their BEST are:
*Simon Rattle - Brahms - The Symphonies
*Angela Gheoerghiu - Madama Butterfly
*Thomas Ades - The Tempest
*Choir of King's College - England
*Antonio Pappano - Verdi - Messa da Requiem
*Kate Royal - Midsummer Night
*Sarah Chang - Bruch, Brahms - Violin concertos
*Ingrid Fliter - Chopin - Complete waltzes
*Joyce di Donato - Rossini - Colbran, the Muse
This short videoclip presents the best of the best. See the Madama Butterfly part at minute4:00.



  1. linda smith21/12/09 4:17 PM

    The most recent Opera News had a best of the year list and didn't include the Madame Butterfly recording. I'm writing a letter to the editor to complain:)!

  2. Please do that. My issue hasn't arrived yet. Maybe next week. But I won't be here to read it.