Wagner at The Met is the first authorized release of Richard Wagner's operatic masterpieces, including the complete Ring Cycle, captured live in historic broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera.
Verdi at the Met captures the drama of Verdi's greatest operas as they were performed live at The Metropolitan Opera in New York. These ten recordings cover four decades starting with La Traviata in 1935 and feature some of the best-loved voices and conductors of the twentieth century. The famous pairing of tenor Richard Tucker and baritone Leonard Warren can be heard in Simon Boccanegra and La Forza del Destino.
Christoph Albrecht (born 4 January 1930, Salzwedel) is a German organist, conductor, composer, musicologist, and music educator. He has toured extensively as an organist, appearing in concerts and recitals throughout Europe and in the United States. He is the author of several publications on the topics of liturgy and hymnology. He has also written extensively on sacred music from the 16th through the 18th centuries, and has been instrumental in publishing many forgotten works from that period. Albrecht studied the organ with Günther Ramin. From 1943-1948 he served as organist at the Church of St. Mary in Salzwedel. In 1953 he was appointed cantor at the Naumburg Cathedral and lecturer at Kirchenmusikschule Halle. In 1960 he became director of the Kirchenmusikschule Dresden. From 1976 to 1992 he was organist and choirmaster at St. Mary's Church, Berlin. He currently maintains an active schedule as a conductor, organ teacher, lecturer, and organist.
Recorded on the final night of their tour at the Hammersmith Apollo in 2003, this special 16 track live package from the Jazz-funk legends Level 42 is packed with classics. The band are at their brilliant best performing hits including 'Lessons in Love' and 'Something About You' that have underlined the reasons why the group have always been at the very top level of modern day music.