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Decca Record Company

Works: 298 works in 617 publications in 5 languages and 7,247 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Interviews  Biography  Operas  Televised operas  Film and video adaptations  Musical settings  Stories, plots, etc 
Roles: Producer, Publisher, Production personnel, Distributor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Decca Record Company
Most widely held works by Decca Record Company
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in Italian and French and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This famous performance of Verdi's romantic tragedy captures one of the most sensational debuts in operatic history. Singing Violetta for the first time was the young Romanian soprano, Angela Gheorghiu, whose remarkable interpretation reached the front pages of the world's press and led the BBC immediately to film the production"--Container
Boris Godunov by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky( Visual )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set at the start of the 17th century, the story concerns the reign of Tsar Boris Godunov, who has murdered the Tsarevich Dmitri in order to obtain the succession, and the challenge made to him by the Pretender Dmitri. The opera is based on Pushkin's historical tragedy of the same name and Karamzin's History of the Russian state
Capriccio a conversation piece for music in one act by Richard Strauss( Visual )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in German and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two rival suiters, one a poet the other a composer vie for the love of a beautiful woman who must decide which one she loves
The death of Klinghoffer by John Adams( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Opera, based on the hijacking by Palestinian terrorists of the Mediterranean cruise ship Achille Lauro in 1985. Shot mostly aboard a cruise ship in the Mediterranean, the opera is based on actual events. The four young Palestinian hijackers threatened to blow the ship up unless fifty of their compatriots were immediately released from Israeli prisons
La cenerentola by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in Italian and English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An adaptation of the Cinderella story. The story is the familiar fairy tale but with the fairy element left out. In place of the fairy godmother, we have Alidoro, a philosophic person and friend of the Prince. The glass slipper is replaced with a pair of bracelets. One of these bracelets is given to the Prince at the ball and recognition of the other leads to the customary happy ending
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in Italian and English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A film of Verdi's opera based on Victor Hugo's play Le roi s'amuse
Salome by Derek Bailey( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in German and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Opera van Richard Strauss naar Oscar Wilde op een libretto van Hedwig Lachmann, onder leiding van Sir Peter Hall, met het Royal Opera House Orchestre
L'elisir d'amore a comic opera in two acts after the comedy by Scribe "Le Philtre" ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in Italian and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'elisir d'amor is a comic opera about a young man who drinks a "magic" potion to make the girl he desires fall in love with him. The documentary presents a fascinating "behind-the-scenes" look at the staging, rehearsal and recording of Frank Dunlop's celebrated production
Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in Russian and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tchaikovsky's most popular opera, the tale of a lovelorn girl and a jaded aristocrat
Cecilia Bartoli by Cecilia Bartoli( Visual )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comprised of two segments. "A portrait of Cecilia Bartoli" (side 1) provides a biographical profile of the singer. "In concert at the Savoy Hotel" (side 2) presents Bartoli in a recital of Italian songs and opera arias
Bing's gold records by Bing Crosby( Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tosca opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in Italian and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Riccardo Chailly conducts the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and an outstanding cast including Bryn Terfel in his triumphant role debut as Scarpia in Puccini's great operatic thriller. Nikolaus Lehnhoff's sensational Amsterdam staging presents Tosca as a searing, timeless psychological drama of political and private lust, set to Puccini's most spectacularly passionate score
Giulio Cesare in Egitto opera in tre atti by George Frideric Handel( Visual )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in Italian and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Though sung in the original Italian, Giulio Cesare is relocated in the unspecified future in the Middle East. Cesare is the unquestioned leader of a major world power who visits the Empire's number one global trouble spot. Ptolemy is a 14-year-old "self styled local potentate" and Cleopatra his beautiful and spoiled elder sister
George Bizet's Carmen ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tragic opera about the tempestuous relationship between the Gypsy Carmen and the soldier Don José
Eugene Onegin lyric scenes in 3 acts after Alexander Pushkin ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in Russian and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tatiana falls in love with Onegin who urges her to forget him. Onegin kills a man in a duel and travels abroad. Six years later he meets Tatiana again, but she is married
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Fisherman Peter Grimes is ostracized following the death of his apprentice. Despite the friendship of the schoolteacher Ellen Orford, Grimes is pursued by the village, finally descending into madness and inevitable tragedy"--Conteneur
The gospel of the blues by Rosetta Tharpe( Recording )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in Italian and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bellini's tale of a young girl whose sleepwalking puts her romance in jeopardy. Elvino is engaged to Amina but her sleepwalking causes complications to their relationship when she enters the bedroom of the count
The golden ring by Georg Solti( Visual )
5 editions published between 1965 and 2002 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary account of the recording sessions for Die Götterdämmerung, starring Birgit Nilsson, Dietrich Fisher-Dieskau, Wolfgang Windgassen, Gottlob Frick, and Claire Watson, with Georg Solti conducting the Vienna Philharmonic. Explains the techniques involved in recording such a work, and includes the immolation scene, Siegfried's funeral march, and the act 2 vengeance trio. Bonus material consists of 69 minutes of audio highlights from Solti's Ring in Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound
Don Giovanni dramma giocoso in two acts, K. 527 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Italian and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This production, one of 22 operas performed at the 2006 Salzburg Festival, is set in the 20th century. Don Giovanni is a young man who is obsessed with amorous conquests. He encounters Donna Anna, who seeks revenge for her father's death by Don Giovanni's hands
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Alternative Names
ARGO division of the Decca Record Co. Ltd.
Decca (Casa discográfica)
Decca Classics.
Decca Classics Productions.
Decca (Firm : Great Britain)
Decca London, 1929 - 1999
Decca, ltd.
Decca Ltd.(Casa discográfica)
Decca music group Ltd
Decca Record, Argo Division.
Decca Record Co.
Decca Record Co. (Casa discográfica)
Decca Record Co. London
Decca Record Co. Ltd. (Casa discográfica)
Decca Record Company/Argo.
Decca Record Company <Argo division>.
Decca Record Company/Éditions de l'Oiseau-Lyre.
Decca Record Company Limited
Decca Record Company Limited <Argo division>.
Decca Record Company Limited (Casa discográfica)
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