Bizet: Absence

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Gérard Souzay sings Mélodies

Gérard Souzay sings Mélodies

Decca Most Wanted Recitals Vol. 45


In questa tomba oscura, WoO.133

L'Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire de Paris, Edouard Lindenberg


Les Nuits d'été, Op. 7

Dalton Baldwin (piano)



Dalton Baldwin (piano)

Chanson d'Avril

Dalton Baldwin (piano)


L'ile heureuse

Dalton Baldwin (piano)

Villanelle des petits canards

Dalton Baldwin (piano)


Nuit d'étoiles

Dalton Baldwin (piano)


Dalton Baldwin (piano)

Ballade que Villon feit à la requeste de sa mère pour prier Nostre-Dame

L'Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire de Paris, Edouard Lindenberg

La Grotte

L'Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire de Paris, Edouard Lindenberg

Mandoline (Verlaine)

L'Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire de Paris, Edouard Lindenberg


Eau vivante (No. 6 from La chanson d'Eve, Op. 95)

Dalton Baldwin (piano)

Le parfum impérissable Op. 76 No. 1

Dalton Baldwin (piano)

Franck, C:


Dalton Baldwin (piano)


Don Quichotte à Dulcinée

L'Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire de Paris, Edouard Lindenberg

Gérard Souzay (baritone)

Decca Most Wanted Recitals - 4808182



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Gounod, Massenet, Franck & Bizet: Temps Noveau

Gounod, Massenet, Franck & Bizet: Temps Noveau


Adieux de l'hotesse Arabe

Après l'hiver


La Coccinelle

Franck, C:

Le mariage des roses


S’il est un charmant gazon

Lied (Lucien Paté)

La Procession


O ma belle rebelle

Le Banc de pierre

Chanson de printemps


Où voulez-vous allez?

Ma belle amie est morte


À la trépassée



Dors, Ami

Un adieu


Le vent dans la plane (Verlane)

Si Vous N'avez Rien A Me Dire

L'attente (Hugo)

Chanson triste (Lahor)

Temps nouveau (from Vieilles Chansons)

Michele Losier (mezzo-soprano) & Olivier Godin (piano)

Critically acclaimed for her rich voice and masterful musicality, French-Canadian mezzo-soprano Michele Losier presents her first solo recital with the ATMA Classique label. Losier has distinguished herself in many opera roles including Ascanio at the Dutch National Opera, Medea at Theatre des Champs-Elysees and Lille Opera, Prince Charmant at Opera-Comique, Nicklausse at Teatre del Liceu and many others. "I was pregnant with my first child when I chose the songs for this recording. I felt simultaneously calm and overjoyed. I particularly remember the impressino the lullaby Dors ami made on me: it deeply moved by maternal heart," she says. Pianist Olivier Godin accompanies Losier in a program of French melodies by Gounod, Massenet, Franck, Bizet and Saint-Saens.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Atma - ACD22720



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In Love with Love

In Love with Love


Tu veux savoir si je prefere, 'J'aime l'amour' (from Djamileh)

Chanson d'Avril


La chanson du fou

Hahn, R:

Le rossignol des lilas

A Chloris

Si mes vers avaient des ailes

L'heure exquise


D'une prison


Le souvenir d'avoir chanté


Ouvre tes yeux bleus


Chants intimes: Berceuse


Nuit d'Espagne

Stances, 'Adieux'

Vous aimerez demain (No. 5 from Poème d'avril, Op. 14)

Vinson Cole (tenor), Patrick Stephens (piano)

Delos - DE3131



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Georges Bizet: Mélodies

Georges Bizet: Mélodies



Ma vie a son secret



La Coccinelle

Rose d'amour

Vasco da Gama: Ouvre ton coeur

Rêve de la bien-aimée

À une fleur

Si vous aimez!


Vieille chanson

L'Esprit saint

Chanson d'Avril

Adieux de l'hotesse Arabe


Douce mer


Vous ne priez pas!

Chant d'amour

Yvi Jänicke (soprano) & Thomas Hans (piano)

Orfeo - C309931A



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Marilyn Horne - The Complete Decca Recitals

Marilyn Horne - The Complete Decca Recitals

Bach, J S:

Magnificat in D major, BWV243: Et exultavit

Magnificat in D major, BWV243: Esurientes implevit bonis

Christmas Oratorio, BWV248: Schlafe, mein Liebster

St Matthew Passion, BWV244: Erbarme dich

Bist du bei mir, BWV508


Abscheulicher! Wo eilst du hin? (from Fidelio)


Lieto del dolce incarco…Se Romeo t'uccise un figlio (from I Capuleti e i Montecchi)


L'amour est un oiseau rebelle 'Habanera' (from Carmen)

Près des remparts de Séville (Séguedille) (from Carmen)

Adieux de l'hotesse Arabe

Chanson d'Avril

Vieille chanson



Old American Songs: excerpts


Trois chansons de Bilitis


Deciso è dunque...le richezze (from La Figlia del Reggimento)


Siete Canciones populares españolas


J'ai perdu mon Eurydice (from Orphée et Eurydice)

Divinités du Styx (from Alceste)


Ô ma lyre immortelle (from Sapho)


Messiah: O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion

Messiah: I know that my Redeemer liveth

Scacciata dal suo nido (from Rodelina)

Dove sei, amato bene? (from Rodelinda)

Vivi, tiranno, io t'ho scampato (from Rodelinda)


Rückert-Lieder (5 songs, complete)

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (4 songs, complete)



Ces lettres! (from Werther)

Va! Laisse couler mes larmes (from Werther)


Ah, mon fils! (from Le Prophète)

O prêtres de Baal (from Le Prophète)

Nobles seigneurs, salut! (from Les Huguenots)


Parto, parto, ma tu ben mio (from La Clemenza di Tito)


Villancico Castellano (from Villancicos Españolas)

Jesus de Nazareth (from Villancicos Españolas)

Villancico Asturiano (from Villancicos Españolas)

Villancico Andaluz (from Villancicos Españolas)


Una voce poco fa (from Il barbiere di Siviglia)

Assisa a' piè d'un salice (from Otello)

Di tanti palpiti (from Tancredi)

Bel raggio lusinghier (from Semiramide)

Pronti abbiamo...Amici in ogni evento...Pensa alla patria (from L'Italiana in Algeri)

Eccomi alfine in Babilonia (from Semiramide)

Cruda sorte! Amor tiranno! (from L'Italiana in Algeri)

Nacqui all'affanno, al pianto...Non più mesta (from La Cenerentola)

L'ora fatal s'appressa ... Giusto ciel! (from L'Assedio di Corinto)

Mura felici (from La donna del lago)

Tanti affetti in tal momento (from La donna del lago)

Non temer, d' un basso affetto (from Maometto II)


Printemps qui commence (from Samson et Dalila)

Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix (from Samson et Dalila)


Im Frühling, D882

Nacht und Träume, D827

Die junge Nonne, D828

Fischerweise, D881 (Schlechta)


Die Lotosblume, Op. 25 No. 7

Aus den hebräischen Gesängen, Op. 25 No. 15

Die Kartenlegerin, Op. 31 No. 2

Abendlied (No. 12 from Klavierstücke für kleine und große Kinder, Op. 85)

Strauss, R:

Schön sind, doch kalt die Himmelssterne, Op. 19, No. 3

Für fünfzehn Pfennige Op. 36 No. 2

Befreit, Op. 39 No. 4

Thomas, Ambroise:

Connais-tu le pays (from Mignon)

Me voici dans son boudoir 'Gavotte' (from Mignon)

Elle est là! Près de lui! (from Mignon)


Stride la vampa (from Il Trovatore)

Condotta ell’era in ceppi (from Il Trovatore)


Wesendonck-Lieder (5)

Wolf, H:

Auf einer Wanderung (No. 15 from Mörike-Lieder)

Der Genesene an die Hoffnung (No. 1 from Mörike-Lieder)

Mein Liebster hat zu Tische mich geladen (No. 25 from Italienisches Liederbuch)

and traditional American folk songs

The great American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne celebrated her her 70th birthday in January 2004 and that year also marked 50 years since her professional debut.

Horne’s debut in 1954 was in in Los Angeles. That same year her name and voice was brought to many more people than could ever hear her in the opera house through the 1954 film Carmen Jones in which she sang the dubbed voice of Dorothy Dandridge. Her Covent Garden debut was as Marie in Wozzeck (sung in English at that time) in 1964 – she had made her San Francisco debut in 1960 with the same role. It was with Joan Sutherland that Marilyn Horne found the perfect vocal partner and their performances in the great bel canto operas by Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti took the opera world by storm in the 1960s and early 1970s.

By the time she retired in 1998, Marilyn Horne’s long and distinguished career embraced an enormous variety of operatic roles, as well as a wide variety of solo song ranging from Schubert, Schumann and Mahler through to modern American songs. Such a wide repertory was due to the sheer range of her voice and its remarkable flexibility, a voice that could sustain long lines of melody as well as negotiate the most florid vocal pyrotechnics.

Marilyn Horne participated in a number of complete opera recordings (among them classic recordings of Norma and Semiramide with Joan Sutherland) for Decca and also made ten recital programmes.

The complete recitals are now reissued in their entirety as a Collector Edition on 11 CDs and preserve the original sequence of music as presented on vinyl; the original LP cover art is reproduced for the CD sleeves.

“When every single item brings wonderment it is impossible to single out one above the rest, and the recording is outstandingly vivid...her Rossini recital is one of the most cherishable among all Rossini records ever issued. The voice is in glorious condition, rich and firm throughout its spectacular range, and is consistently used with artistry and imagination, as well as brilliant virtuosity in coloratura. By any reckoning, this is thrilling singing.” Penguin Guide, 2011 edition

Decca - 4780165

(CD - 11 discs)


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