May 08, 2013

EMI honours Dame Janet Baker on her 80th birthday

EMI honours Dame Janet Baker with the release of a special collection celebrating the career of the world-famous British mezzo-soprano. Out June 3rd.

The voice of Janet Baker is as recognisable today as it was in the years of her active career from the mid-1950s to 1989. As Dame Janet prepares to celebrate her 80th birthday in August, EMI, fortunate to have captured much of the legendary mezzo-soprano’s extensive artistic legacy on disc, releases a 20CD box filled with iconic performances across multiple genres and representing repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to Britten. Nearly 25% of the recordings in this set are appearing on CD for the first time, including Monteverdi and Scarlatti with Raymond Leppard, two concerts of duets with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and a large number of English and French songs. In all, the Janet Baker 80th Birthday Edition contains 25 hours of listening pleasure.

 

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