40 Tracks for 40 Years: Delos’ 40th Anniversary Celebration!

Delos Celebrates 40 Years of Recordings!

“Delos is the David that will remain standing after Goliath has fallen,” — President of the nationwide Music Personnel Conference

“…a label with a strong personality that not only attracted a host of major performers but which also gained plaudits for its technical excellence.” — James Jolly, Gramophone

Delos’ “strong personality” is due, above all, to the pioneering goals and philosophy of our late founder, Amelia S. Haygood. Combining her unshakable faith in the therapeutic powers of classical music, determination to provide a recording platform for deserving American artists, championing of unusual repertoire, and endless fascination with cutting-edge recording technology, she forged an independent label that quickly gained an enviable worldwide reputation for the extraordinary artistry and audiophile quality of its recordings.

We at Delos celebrate our fortieth anniversary with a three-CD collection containing forty choice excerpts drawn from our catalog of over 500 recordings, covering orchestral, vocal and chamber/instrumental music encompassing our entire history. Among many others, our survey treats you to the artistry of orchestras like Gerard Schwarz’s Seattle Symphony and Constantine Orbelian’s Moscow Chamber Orchestra; vocal superstars like soprano Renée Fleming and baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky; and revered instrumental virtuosos including cellist Janoś Starker, clarinetist David Shifrin and guitar innovator Paul Galbraith. You’ll also hear from several rising star performers as well as emerging composers like Kenji Bunch. Many of them also showcase Delos’ renowned, audiophile-endorsed sound quality: the work (and legacy) of our GRAMMY winning engineer, the late John Eargle.

Track Listing:

1.Festive Overture, Op. 96 2. Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, “From the New World” 3. Ballet Suite No. 1: VI. Galop 4.Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia 5. The Sea Hawk: Main Title – Reunion – Finale 6.HANSON: Fantasy-Variations on a Theme of Youth, Op. 40 7.Lincoln Portrait 8. Prayer of St. Gregory 9. The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayam, Op. 308 10.Adriana Lecouvreur: “Acerba voluttà” 11. Pagliacci, Act I: Prologue: Si puo? 12. Il Trovatore: Act I: Tacea la notte! 13. Il Trovatore: Act IV: Confrontation Scene 14. Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5: Aria: Cantilena 15. Forest of the Amazon: Sentimental Melody 16. Rinaldo: Venti turbini 17.Raffaello: Duet of Raphael and Fornarina 18. Nezhnost’ (Tenderness) 18. Pastorale 19.The Rake’s Progress, Act I; “Here I stand” 20. The Dream Gallery, Adam 21.Feel the Spirit 22.Going to Chicago Blues (Rushing & Basie) 23. March in B-flat major, Op. 99 24.Violin Concerto 25.The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a IV, Russian Dance 26. Violin Sonata No. 3 in C major IV. Allegro assai 27.Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622, II. Adagioa 28. Roman Sketches, Op. 7, The Fountain of the Acqua Paola 29.Miao Mountain Morning 30. Book 2, Triana 31. Rapsodie espagnole, IV. Feria 32. Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp, III. Finale 33.Requiem, Op. 9, Sanctus 34. Vespers, Op. 37, Rejoice, O Virgin 35.Vocalise, op. 34 #14 36.String Circle: Lowdown 37. Sonata for Unaccompanied Cello, Op. 8, Allegro molto vivace 38.Concerto for Violin No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77, Burlesque 39. Oblivion 40. El Diablo Suelto