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Alois: Of Shepherds and Angels
Alois Mühlbacher (boy soprano), Franz Farnberger (piano)
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Mahler & Wagner: Transcriptions for soprano & string quartet
Transcriptions which got to the heart of the sheet music’s technicality and spirit were essential to reveal its core substance. One also needed first rate musicians to transpose its rich orchestral colours. It is fair to say that listeners will find all this in this interpretation by Dame Felicity Lott and the members of the Schumann Quartet.
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The Art of Nance Grant
Komm, Hoffnung, lass den letzten Stern (from Fidelio)
Si, vuol di Francia il Rege...Ah! Quando all'ara scorgemi...Ah! Dal ciel discenda un raggio (from Maria Stuarda)
Ich liebe Dich, Op. 5 No. 3
Med en vandlije, Op. 25 No. 4
Two Brown Eyes from “Melodies Of The Heart, Op. 5, No. 4
Peer Gynt: Solveig's Song
Seks Sange, Op. 48 No. 6 'Ein Traum'
Music I Heard With You
At the Well
Do Not Go, My Love
Hear ye, Israel
Estinto è Idomeneo?...Tutte nel cor vi sento (from Idomeneo)
Chi mai del mio provo - Idol mio se ritroso (from Idomeneo)
Ich Schwebe, Op. 48 No. 2
Meinem Kinde, Op. 37 No. 3
Die Nacht, Op. 10 No. 3
Die Georgine Op. 10 No. 4
Glückes genug Op. 37 No. 1
Wie sollten wir geheim sie halten, Op. 19 No. 4
Schön sind, doch kalt die Himmelssterne, Op. 19, No. 3
Waldseligkeit, Op. 49 No. 1
Wiegenlied, Op. 41 No. 1
Ein schones war (from Ariadne auf Naxos)
Es gibt ein Reich (from Ariadne auf Naxos)
Dich, teure Halle (from Tannhauser)
Der Männer Sippe (from Die Walküre)
Du bist der Lenz (from Die Walküre)
Acclaimed and cherished as one of Australia’s finest operatic artists, Nance Grant had a voice possessed with beauty and power, an ease of technique, a perfection of phrasing and taste that cemented her place in the hearts of Australian music lovers. This long overdue tribute presents one of the great sopranos from down under - in recordings previously thought lost.
Nance Grant chose to stay close to her family in Australia rather than pursue an international career, even though Sir Edward Downes insisted he could ‘fill her books’ with performances in Britain and Europe. So this double album offers those who never had the opportunity to hear her, the gift of discovering a voice of magnitude and generosity, and for those who grew up hearing her on stage, the chance to reacquaint themselves with her artistry.
The original tapes from radio broadcasts of the 1960s and ’70s have been carefully restored to give more than a hint of the majesty of Nance Grant in a characteristic range of repertoire. The recordings represent significant landmarks in the development of opera in Australia: the emerging Victorian State Opera’s enormously successful Idomeneo, re di Creta, and Maria Stuarda under the direction of Richard Divall; Australian Opera’s Ariadne auf Naxos, Fidelio and Tannhäuser with Sir Edward Downes; and one of the first of the Australian Opera/ABC collaborations presenting concert performances of Wagner operas, with Grant as Sieglinde in Die Walküre conducted by Leif Segerstam.
The programme also pays homage to Nance’s considerable concert career, including a complete song recital - Greig, Richard Hageman and Richard Strauss - with pianist Geoffrey Parsons, Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, and an excerpt from Mendelssohn’s Elijah.
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Mario del Monaco Vol. 3
Live recordings 1948-1962
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Die Feen: Große romantische Oper in drei Akten
Simon Bailey (bass), Alfred Reiter (Feenkönig), Anja Fidelia Ulrich (Zemina), Michael Nagy (Morald), Christiane Karg (Drolla), Tamara Wilson (Ada), Simon Bode (Gunther/Ein Bote), Sebastian Geyer (Harald), Thorsten Grumbel (Gernot), Brenda Rae (Lora), Juanita Lascarro (Farzana), Burkhard Fritz (Arindal)
Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra, Frankfurt Opera Chorus, Sebastian Weigle
(also available to download from $31.50)
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Idyll: Wagner Transcriptions
“This young Latvian pianist brings brilliant technique and lovely light and shade to an intriguing programme” BBC Music Magazine, May 2013 ****