Handel: Sosarme
Anthony Lewis
Decca 4828582
Alfred Deller’s only complete recording of a Handel opera. First staged at the King’s Theatre in London in February 1732 and revived two years later, Sosarme was not heard again in full (if not entirely complete) until a BBC broadcast in...

Songs for Courtiers and Cavaliers
Helen Watts
Decca 4828578
Three L’Oiseau-Lyre LPs celebrating the art of a much-loved contralto, newly remastered and compiled together for the first time, including material new to CD. The history of British contraltos on record extends beyond Kathleen Ferrier to...

Helen Watts - Lieder Recital
Helen Watts; Geoffrey Parsons
Decca 4828588
Presented on CD for the first time and newly remastered, a pair of Romantic Lieder recitals by the Welsh contralto who inherited the mantle of Kathleen Ferrier. The history of British contraltos on record stretches back to Constance Shacklock...

Handel: Cantatas; Arias
Helen Watts; Robert Tear
Decca 4824753
Of the works by Handel presented here, three are cantatas devoted to the Patron Saint of music, St. Cecilia, another is an Italian cantata that was probably presented for a private patron in Rome, while the remaining two works are drawn from...

Erich Kleiber, Jean Martinon - The Decca 78s
Erich Kleiber, Jean Martinon
Decca 4829386
Decca studio recordings made between 1947 and 1949 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, newly compiled and remastered by Mark Obert-Thorn and including material new to CD. Decca first presented its ‘ffrr’ technology – full frequency...

A Boy was Born - Britten, Vaughan Williams
King's College Choir; David Hill; David Willcocks
Decca 4840781
Eighty minutes of Christmas at King’s: reference Argo recordings of Britten and Vaughan Williams capturing both the magic and joy of the season as well as the resonant glory of a famous acoustic. Britten’s genius as a choral composer...