Purcell: When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas) (Dido's Lament)

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Janet Baker - Plaisir d'amour

Janet Baker - Plaisir d'amour

A Celebration of the Art of Dame Janet Baker


Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV170 'Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust'

Berlioz:

Dieu! Que viens-je d'entendre?…Il m'en souvient ... Je l'aime donc? (from Béatrice et Bénédict)

Britten:

Phaedra, Op. 93

Caccini, G:

Amarilli mia bella

Cesti:

Intorno all'idol mio

Giordani, G:

Caro mio ben

Gluck:

Divinités du Styx (from Alceste)

Che faro' senza Euridice? (from Orfeo ed Euridice)

Che puro ciel (Orfeo ed Euridice)

Handel:

Pompe vane di morte! (from Rodelinda)

Care selve (from Atalanta)

Frondi tenere e belle ... Ombra mai fù (from Serse)

Dopo notte (from Ariodante)

Hercules: Where shall I fly?

Haydn:

Berenice, che fai? (Scena di Berenice), Hob XXIVa:10

Lotti:

Pur dicesti, o bocca bella

Martini, G B:

Plaisir d'amour

Mozart:

La clemenza di Tito, K621 - Deh, se piacermi vuoi

Paisiello:

Nel cor più non mi sento

Pergolesi:

Ogni pena più spietata

Piccinni:

O nuit, Dèesse du mystère

Purcell:

But Death, Alas! (Dido And Aeneas)

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

With Drooping Wings (from Dido and Aeneas)

Sarti:

Sen corre l'agnelletta

Schubert:

Ständchen 'Zögernd leise', D920/921


Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano)

A new 2-CD compilation from Dame Janet Baker's many Decca and Philips recordings, released to mark her 75th birthday on 21 August 2008.

This generously-filled 150-minute programme ranges from arie antiche and baroque arias through to one of Benjamin Britten's last works, the cantata Phaedra, written specially for Janet Baker.

Recordings included in this programme were made between 1961 and 1977 and showcase the many and varied vocal talents of this much-loved, and justifiably internationally-lauded artist.

“A fine selection which demonstrates the English mezzo's huge range of expression in repertory ranging from Baroque to Britten (the cantata Phaedra written for her) and the unique commitment she brought to everything she sang.” BBC Music Magazine, February 2009 *****

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Anne Sofie von Otter - In My Element

Anne Sofie von Otter - In My Element


 

I let the music speak

No Wonder

(arr. by Elvis Costello and Ensemble)

I Want to Vanish

(arr. by Elvis Costello and Ensemble)

Bizet:

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

Les tringles des sistres tintaient (from Carmen)

Brahms:

He, Zigeuner, greife in die Saiten ein! (No. 1 from Zigeunerlieder, Op.103)

Brauner Bursche führt zum Tanze (No. 5 from Zigeunerlieder, Op.103)

Chaminade:

Ah! si l'amour prenait

Mignonne, à l'amour j'ai lié

Dowland:

In darkness let me dwell

Grieg:

Haugtussa, Op. 67 No. 8 'Ved Gjætle-Bekken'

Haas, P:

Seven Songs in a Folk Style, Op. 18

(unreleased)

Handel:

Qui d'amor (from Ariodante)

Hercules: The world, when day's career is run

Hercules: When beauty sorrow's liv'ry wears

Mahler:

Rheinlegendchen (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Oft denk' ich, sie sind nur ausgegangen (Kindertotenlieder)

Monteverdi:

Adagiati, Poppea - Oblivion soave (L'incoronazione di Poppea)

Disprezzata regina (L'incoronazione di Poppea)

Addio Roma! (from L'incoronazione di Poppea)

Mozart:

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

Oh Dei, che smania è questa (La Clemenza di Tito)

Ah, qual gelido orror...Il padre adorato (from Idomeneo)

No, la morte io non pavento (from Idomeneo)

Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio (from Le nozze di Figaro)

Voi che sapete (from Le nozze di Figaro)

Offenbach:

Barcarolle (from Les Contes d'Hoffmann )

Portez armes...Vous aimez le danger…Ah! que j’aime les militaires! (from La grande-duchesse de Gérolstein)

Purcell:

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

Schubert:

Im Abendrot, D799

Erlkönig, D328

Schumann:

Süsser Freund, du blickest mich verwundert an (No. 6 from Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42)

Die Meerfee Op. 125 No. 1

Strauss, R:

Sein wir wieder gut (from Ariadne auf Naxos)

Weill, K:

Buddy on the Nightshift

My ship

Surabaya Johnny (from Happy End)


“Smart, sophisticated and opinionated, Anne Sofie von Otter has become a star by doing exactly what she wants” Opera News

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Elin Manahan-Thomas - Eternal Light

Elin Manahan-Thomas - Eternal Light


Arne:

Where the Bee Sucks

Bach, J S:

Bist du bei mir, BWV508

St Matthew Passion, BWV244: Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben

Dowland:

Flow my teares (Lacrimæ)

Weepe you no more, sad fountaines

Handel:

Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne HWV74 'Eternal source of light divine'

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

Semele: Where'er you walk

Lascia ch'io pianga (from Rinaldo)

Hildegard:

Vision (O Euchari in Leta Via)

Monteverdi:

Pur ti miro (I gaze upon you) from L'Incoronazione di Poppea

Pergolesi:

Et Jesum

Purcell:

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

Vivaldi:

Nulla in mundo pax sincera, motet for soprano, strings & continuo, RV 630

Dell'aura al sussurrar (from Dorilla in Tempe)


“…what really marks Thomas out is the humanity and intimacy of her very personal interpretations of such familiar pieces as Handel's 'Ombra Maio Fu' (which also features lovely trumpet playing by David Blackadder) and Dowland's 'Flow My Tears'. The final track Monteverdi's 'Pur Ti Miro', is an exemplary duet with countertenor Robin Blaze.” BBC Music Magazine, Proms 2007 ****

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Fairest Isle - The Timeless Music of Purcell

Fairest Isle - The Timeless Music of Purcell


Includes:

Purcell:

Fairest Isle (from King Arthur)

Round'O, ZT 684, from Abdelazer

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

Curtain Tune from Timon of Athens Z632

One charming night (from The Fairy Queen, Z629)

Trumpet Tune & Air

If love's a sweet passion (from The Fairy Queen, Z628)

Symphony in C from The Indian Queen

Music for a while, Z583

Dance for the Chinese Man & Woman (from The Fairy Queen, Z628)

A New Ground in E minor, Z. T682

Hush, no more, be silent all (from The Fairy Queen, Z629)

Urge me no more, Z426

Be silent all (from The Fairy Queen)

Ground in D minor, ZD222

Plainte - O, Let Me Weep (from The Fairy Queen, Z629)


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Stokowski - Bach Transcriptions Volume 1

Stokowski - Bach Transcriptions Volume 1


Bach, J S:

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')

Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208

Fugue in G minor, BWV578 'Little'

Komm süsser Tod, BWV478

Chorale from the 'Easter Cantata' BWV4

St John Passion, BWV245: Es ist vollbracht

Chorale Prelude BWV680 'Wir glauben all an einen Gott' ('Giant Fugue')

Chorale Prelude BWV661 'Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland'

Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor, BWV582

Handel:

Messiah: Pastoral Symphony 'Pifa'

Purcell:

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

Stokowski:

Two Ancient Liturgical Melodies


“…even more impressive is the extraordinarily powerful version of the great C minor Passacaglia and Fugue, here given a thrilling, thrusting performance. The orchestra respond superbly to Serebrier's direction which, as a former pupil of Stokowski, he has based on the maestro's recordings and performances. Starting the sequence is the Air from Suite No 3. Serebrier loyally reproduces the ultra-romantic approach taken by Stokowski, with portamento slides between notes and the broadest possible phrasing and a massive rallentando at the end. It is good that we can now accept such a reading as offering a valid view, representing its period. The result is lusciously beautiful, with the Bournemouth strings wonderfully refined.” Gramophone Magazine, November 2006

Naxos - 8557883

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Cinema Classics 2006

Cinema Classics 2006

Classical Music Made Famous In Films


Bach, J S:

Motet 'Jesu, meine Freude' (excerpt)

Kingdom of Heaven

Scholars Baroque Ensemble

Donizetti:

Una furtiva lagrima (from L'elisir d'amore)

Match Point

Vincenzo la Scola (tenor)

Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, Pier Giorgio Morandi

Elgar:

Symphony No. 1 in A flat major, Op. 55 - Opening Theme

Wallace & Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, George Hurst

Mozart:

Porgi amor (from Le nozze di Figaro)

The Skeleton Key

Marina Mescheriakova (soprano)

Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia, Michael Halász

First movement from String Quartet No. 21

Monster-in-Law

Eder Quartet

Pachelbel:

Canon & Gigue

The Upside of Anger

Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Helmut Müller-Brühl

Purcell:

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

The Downfall (Der Untergang)

Kym Amps (soprano)

Scholars Baroque Ensemble

Rondeau from Abdelazer

Pride and Prejudice

Terence Charlston (harpsichord)

Rimsky Korsakov:

Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Leaper

Rossini:

Il barbiere di Siviglia Overture

Robots

Failoni Chamber Orchestra, Will Humburg

Strauss, J, II:

An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Johannes Wildner

Strauss, R:

Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30: Introduction (Sunrise)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Zdenek Košler

trad.:

Song of the Volga Boatmen

Lord of War

Red Army Choir & Band, Victor Fedorov


“Naxos has issued numerous discs in its series Cinema Classics. They offer a wide assortment of music, are generally easy listening, and are a reminder of the frequent use that is made of classical music by film makers. What a resource for film buffs!” FM Program Guide

Naxos - 8556833

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Grand and Glorious - Great Operatic Choruses

Grand and Glorious - Great Operatic Choruses


Beethoven:

O welche Lust! In freier Luft den Atem leicht zu heben! (from Fidelio)

Bizet:

Les voici, voici la quadrille (from Carmen)

Donizetti:

Che interminable andirivieni! 'Servants' Chorus' (from Don Pasquale)

Handel:

Happy We! (from Acis and Galatea)

Mascagni:

Regina coeli laetare (from Cavalleria Rusticana)

Mussorgsky:

Boris Godunov: Coronation Scene

Purcell:

With Drooping Wings (from Dido and Aeneas)

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

Verdi:

Anvil Chorus (from Il Trovatore)

Zitti, Zitti (from Rigoletto)

Va, pensiero (from Nabucco)

Wagner:

Wach' auf! Es nahet gen dem Tag (from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg)

Bridal Chorus 'Treulich geführt' (from Lohengrin)

Begluckt darf nun dich 'Pilgrims' Chorus' (from Tannhauser)

Freudig begrussen wir 'Entrance of the Guests' (from Tannhauser)


"...there are many beautiful moments here...Telarc's sound is detailed and clear...Anyone who wants a souvenir of Shaw's choral career will want this disc." —American Record Guide

Telarc - CD80333

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Kirsten Flagstad III

Kirsten Flagstad III


Bach, J S:

St Matthew Passion, BWV244: Erbarme dich

Gluck:

Che faro' senza Euridice? (from Orfeo ed Euridice)

Grieg:

Ved Rondane (from 12 Songs Op. 33)

Den særde (from 12 Songs Op. 33)

Seks Sange, Op. 48 No. 6 'Ein Traum'

Tak for dit råd (from 4 Songs Op. 21)

Våren, Op. 33 No. 2

Fra Monte Pincio, Op. 39 No. 1

Guten (from 12 Songs Op. 33)

Eros (from 5 Songs Op. 70)

Handel:

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

Purcell:

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

Wagner:

Allmächt’ge Jungfrau! (from Tannhäuser)

Doch nun von Tristan? (from Tristan und Isolde)


Warwick Braithwaite, Walter Susskid & Issay Dobrowen

Philharmonia

recorded 1948 for HMV

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In Memory of ...

In Memory of ...

Classics for funerals


Bach, J S:

Komm süsser Tod, BWV478

Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV1043: Largo ma non tanto

St John Passion, BWV245: Ruht wohl, ihr heiligen Gebeine

Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude

Barber, S:

Adagio for Strings, Op. 11

Beethoven:

Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 ‘Eroica' - Marcia funebre

Chopin:

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 'Marche funèbre'

Elgar:

Nimrod (from Enigma Variations)

Sursum corda, Op. 11

Fauré:

Requiem: Pie Jesu

Pavane, Op. 50

Requiem: Agnus Dei

Franck, C:

Panis Angelicus

Grainger:

Irish Tune from County Derry 'Danny Boy'

Grieg:

Peer Gynt: Ase's Death

Handel:

Messiah: I know that my Redeemer liveth

Dead March from Saul

Mahler:

Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor - Adagietto

Massenet:

Méditation (from Thaïs)

La Vierge: Le Dernier Sommeil de la vierge (Légende sacrée)

Mozart:

Introitus from Requiem

Pärt:

Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten

Purcell:

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

Rachmaninov:

Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14

Ravel:

Pavane pour une infante défunte

Verdi:

Agnus Dei (from Requiem)

Walton:

Henry V: Touch her soft lips and part


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Royal Strings

Royal Strings


Albinoni:

Adagio for Strings and Organ in G minor

arr. string orchestra

Beethoven:

String Quartet No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131: Lento

arr. string orchestra

String Quartet No. 16 in F major, Op. 135 - Lento Assai

arr. string orchestra

Brahms:

String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op. 111: Un Poco Allegretto

arr. string orchestra

Dvorak:

Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22 - Moderato

Mendelssohn:

Octet in E flat major, Op. 20

arr. string orchestra

Purcell:

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

arr. cello & string orchestra

Schubert:

Ständchen 'Leise flehen meine Lieder', D957 No. 4

arr. cello & string orchestra

Tchaikovsky:

Serenade for strings in C major, Op. 48: II. Waltz

Vaughan Williams:

Fantasia on Greensleeves


Telarc - CD80562

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