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(baritone), Thomas Hemsley
(baritone), Geraint Evans
(baritone), Michel Roux
(bass), Mihály Székely
(mezzo-soprano), Anna Pollack
(mezzo-soprano), Monica Sinclair
(mezzo-soprano), Teresa Berganza
(soprano), April Cantelo
(soprano), Una Hale
(soprano), Graziella Sciutti
(tenor), Peter Pears
Amadeus String Quartet,
Ansermet, Ernest
Barbirolli, Sir John
BBC Choral Society,
BBC Opera Chorus,
BBC Opera Orchestra,
BBC Symphony Orchestra,
Bertocci, Aldo
Blech, Harry
Boult, Sir Adrian
Boyce, Bruce
Boys of Marylebone Grammar School,
Brannigan, Owen
Bratschi, Lise
Brouwenstijn, Gre
Carlyle, Joan
Caselli, Dario
Choeur de la Suisse Romande,
Chorus of RAI Milan,
Chorus of the English Opera Group,
Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden,
Coates, Edith
Continuo: James Lockhart,
Cross, Joan
Cuenod, Hugues
Cuénod, Hugues
Dalberg, Friedrich
Danieli, Elena
Davies, Arthur E.
Dobbs, Mattiwilda
Doree, Doris
Elms, Lauris
Engish Opera Group Chorus,
English Opera Group Orchestra,
Evans, Geraint
Fisher, Sylvia
Forrester, Maureen
Giulini, Carlo Maria
Glyndebourne Festival Chorus,
Glynne, Howell
Guelfi, Gian Giacomo
Hallé,
Harper, Heather
Hemsley, Thomas
Herbert, William
Hooke, Emelie
Jarred, Mary
Jones, Rowland
Kells, Iris
Kelly, David
Kentish, John
Kubelik, Rafael
Lambeth Schools' Music Association Boys' Choir,
Lanigan, John
Leppard, Raymond
Lewis, Richard
London Mozart Players,
Lush, Ernest
Luton Choral Society,
Mackerras, Sir Charles
Mackerras, Charles
Mancini, Caterina
Mandikian, Arda
Mestrallet, Ernest
Nilsson, Raymond
Noble, Robert
Orchestra de la Suisse Romande,
Orchestra of RAI Milan,
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden,
Pagani, Sylvane
Parsons, Geoffrey
Pears, Peter
Pease, James
Penno, Gino
Piatigorsky, Gregor
Pizzey, George
Pritchard, John
Regan, Leslie
Ripley, Gladys
Rouleau, Joseph
Royal Opera Chorus,
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,
Sacher, Paul
Sadler's Wells Chorus,
Sadler's Wells Orchestra,
Sargent, Malcolm
Schmidt-Isserstedt, Hans
Shuard, Amy
Sinclair, Monica
Singers, University of Texas at Austin Chamber
Soguel, Phillippe
Steptoe, Francis
Stone, Frederick
Strauss-Smith, Lloyd
Sutherland, Joan
Szell, Maria
Tajo, Italo
Thomas, Robert
Vallin, Ninon
van Doorn, Dora
Vickers, Jon
Vyvyan, Jennifer
Wallington Choral Society,
Watford and District Philharmonic Society,
Watson, Jean
Williams, Harold
Woodgate, Lesley
Young, Alistair
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mpLIVE is a new download-only historical label that draws on the thousands of rare and unique off-air recordings held by the charity Music Preserved. Nearly all the great names, the ‘historic artists’, in every genre are represented, many in considerable depth, with repertoire they never recorded commercially. All mpLIVE releases are newly remastered to the highest possible standard, with the emphasis kept on the feel of the live performance: these are emphatically not manicured studio artefacts. They are living, involving experiences. Most have never been available before, even on ‘private’ labels.

The most significant collection in the archive of Music Preserved is that donated by the Earl of Harewood, former editor of Kobbé, but several other connoisseurs and collectors, among them recording engineers, have passed on their complete collections of broadcast live recordings. The first ten releases include Jon Vickers singing Handel’s Samson, Rafael Kubelík conducting Janácek’s Jenufa, Sir John Barbirolli conducting Vaughan Williams’s Fourth Symphony and the world premiere of Britten’s Gloriana – all landmark musical events that can now be re-lived and treasured.

All mpLIVE releases are accompanied by a PDF booklet that offers detailed background notes and (where possible) texts and translations. In accordance with the label’s charitable foundation, all profits will go towards making more of the archive available.

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LM 7402
Barbirolli conducts Butterworth and Vaughan Williams
LM 7401
Britten and Mozart String Quartets
LM 7405
Britten's Gloriana - first performance
LM 7411
Carlo Maria Giulini conducts Verdi's Attila
LM 7410
Charles Mackerras conducts Venus & Adonis and Savitri
LM 7421
Ernest Ansermet conducts Chabrier's L'Etoile
LM 7414
Harry Blech conducts Mozart
Zaide
LM 7406
Igor Markevitch conducts Rimsky-Korsakov's The Golden Cockerel
LM 7404
Jon Vickers sings Handel's 'Samson'
LM 7419
Kubelik conducts Katya Katanova
LM 7418
Mackerras conducts Berkeley's Ruth
LM 7417
Nozze di Figaro, Glyndebourne 1958
LM 7416
Rafael Kubelik conducts Britten
Peter Grimes
LM 7407
Rafael Kubelik conducts Jenufa
LM 7420
Richard Lewis live in Calgary
LM 7403
Richard Lewis sings Tippett and Janacek
LM 7415
Sir Adrian Boult conducts Mahler
Symphony No. 8
LM 7409
Walton
Cello Concerto - Facade