Handel: Ombra mai fu (from Serse) (Largo from Xerxes)

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Trumpet & Organ

Trumpet & Organ


Albinoni:

Adagio for Strings and Organ in G minor

arr. Giazotto

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)

Violin Sonata in A minor: Adagio

with Hedwig Bilgram (organ)

Bach, J S:

Lute Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV995: Gavotte en Rondeau

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)

Cantata BWV68 'Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt'

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)

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

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)

Cello Suite No. 4 in E flat major, BWV1010: Bouree

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)

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

with Alfred Mitterhofer (organ)

Chorale Prelude BWV645 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme'

with Hedwig Bilgram (organ)

Charpentier, M-A:

Te Deum, H146: Fanfare

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)

Gounod:

Ave Maria

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)

Handel:

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)

Gloria in Excelsis Deo

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)

Krebs, J L:

In allen meinen Taten

with Hedwig Bilgram (organ)

Jesu, meine Freude

with Hedwig Bilgram (organ)

Mozart:

Exsultate, jubilate, K165 - Alleluia

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)

Purcell:

Queen's Dolour in A minor, Z670

with Alfred Mitterhofer (organ)

Schubert:

Ave Maria, D839

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)

Senaillé:

Allegro spiritoso

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)

Stanley, J:

Trumpet Tune

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)


Maurice André (trumpet)

For a half-century he had the reputation of the trumpet soloist: Maurice André, who died in 2012. The best examples of his radiant tone are the recordings he made with different organists – a brilliant stroll through the golden world of Baroque music.

EMI Red Line - 6365602

(CD)

$7.50

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Fritz Wunderlich: Arias

Fritz Wunderlich: Arias


Flotow:

Ach, so fromm (from Martha)

Handel:

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

Messiah: Comfort ye my people and Ev'ry valley shall be exalted

Messiah: He that dwelleth in heaven … Thou shalt break them

Haydn:

Gefesselt steht der breite See (from Die Jahreszeiten)

Mozart:

Dalla sua pace (from Don Giovanni)

Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön (from Die Zauberflöte)

Konstanze, Konstanze...O wie ängstlich (from Die Entführung aus dem Serail)

Puccini:

Addio, fiorito asil (from Madama Butterfly)

Viene la sera (from Madama Butterfly)

Che gelida manina (from La Bohème)

Strauss, J, II:

Ach, wie so herrlich zu schau'n (from Die Fledermaus)

Thomas, Ambroise:

Adieu, Mignon! Courage! (Mignon)

Verdi:

Ingemisco (from Requiem)

Wagner:

Mit Gewitter und Sturm (from Der Fliegende Hollander)

Zeller:

Der Obersteiger: Sei nicht bös’ from Der Vogelhändler


Alto - ALC1162

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$7.50

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Cecilia Bartoli: Sospiri (Prestige Edition)

Cecilia Bartoli: Sospiri (Prestige Edition)


Bach, J S:

Mass in B minor, BWV232: Kyrie eleison

Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Myung-Whun Chung

Bellini:

Ah, non credea mirarti (from La Sonnambula)

with Juan Diego Flórez

Orchestra La Scintilla, Alessandro de Marchi

Casta Diva (from Norma)

Caldara:

Quel buon pastor son io

Duruflé:

Requiem, Op. 9: Pie Jesu

Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Myung-Whun Chung

Fauré:

Requiem: Pie Jesu

Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia & Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia, Myung-Whun Chung

Franck, C:

Panis Angelicus

with Cinzia Maurizio, Luigi Piovano & Daniele Rossi

Giacomelli:

Sposa non mi conosci (from Merope)

Gounod:

Ave Maria

Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Myung-Whun Chung

Handel:

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

Lascia la spina (from Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno)

Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski

Mascagni:

Tutto tace

with Luciano Pavarotti

London Voices & Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Riccardo Chailly

Mendelssohn:

Infelice - concert aria for soprano and orchestra, Op. 94

Mozart:

Voi che sapete (from Le nozze di Figaro - Vienna version)

Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado

La ci darem la mano (from Don Giovanni)

with Bryn Terfel

Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Myung-Whun Chung

Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K339: Laudate Dominum

Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia & Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Myung-Whun Chung

Persiani:

Cari Giorni

Orchestra La Scintilla, Adam Fischer

Rossini:

Una voce poco fa (from Il barbiere di Siviglia)

International Chamber Soloists & Orchestra La Scintilla, Adam Fischer

Stabat Mater: Fac ut portem Christi mortem

Wiener Philharmoniker, Myung-Whun Chung

Vinci, Leonardo:

Cervo in bosco (from Il Medo)

Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini

Vivaldi:

Gelido in ogni vena (from Il Farnace, RV711)

Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini


Cecilia Bartoli is loved the world over for vocal fireworks and spectacular coloratura, but she is also adored for her spine-tingling pianissimi and her ability to shape endless, velvety phrases. For the first time, this product will focus on the irresistibly sensual side of Cecilia Bartoli's art. It has been conceived as a popular “mood” or lifestyle compilation — presenting quieter arias showcasing Cecilia's vocal beauty, sensuality and emotion. “Sospiri” is designed to present this most accessible aspect of Cecilia Bartoli's art to the broadest popular-classical market.

“Sospiri” will contain favourite arias by Mozart and Handel, bel canto jewels by Bellini and Rossini and treasures by Vivaldi as well as music which Cecilia Bartoli has “rediscovered” on her recent record-breaking solo albums.

For Cecilia’s existing fans, the Prestige Edition includes a previously unreleased aria and world premiere recording of Vinci’s Cervo in bosco, one of Farinelli’s calling-card arias.

Both formats include a new interpretation of Rosina's aria Una voce poco fa, from Il Barbiere di Siviglia - the dazzling aria of young love, the role in which Cecilia Bartoli first shot to international stardom. She infuses this new interpretation with all her knowledge of the baroque and classical tradition on which Rossini’s music was founded, her experience of period practice and critical reading of the manuscripts, together with a playfulness and variety of colors which she has acquired over the years. On this track recorded during the Maria sessions Cecilia Bartoli is accompanied by a fantastic period practice orchestra, Orchestra La Scintilla.

The Prestige Edition also includes several duets, two popular ones: Mozart’s Là ci darem la mano with Bryn Terfel and Mascagni’s Tutto tace (Cherry duet) with Luciano Pavarotti and features a very original one with Maxim Vengerov: Mendelssohn’s Ah, ritorna, an excerpt from the rarely performed concert aria Infelice!

This beautiful album will be available in two CD formats.

2CD Prestige Edition (NOT limited edition) in luxurious gift packaging; includes a special bonus CD showcasing earlier recordings of Cecilia Bartoli with best-loved sacred classics by Bach, Mozart, Fauré and more. This bonus Sacred Arias CD is a real rarity in the discography of Cecilia Bartoli, and it makes the 2CD Prestige Edition a MUST HAVE item for the gift season

“she attacks the music with punch and personality. The pieces have been well-chosen to demonstrate her extraordinary range...Even if she plays second fiddle to Pavarotti in the Cherry Duet from Mascagni's L'amico Fritz, she distinguishes herself here, too” BBC Music Magazine, January 2011 ****

Cecilia Bartoli - up to 45% off

Decca - 4782249

(CD - 2 discs)

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Favourite Baroque Arias

Favourite Baroque Arias


Bach, J S:

Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208

Handel:

Ode for St Cecilia's Day: The trumpet's loud clangor

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

Semele: Where'er you walk

O ruddier than the Cherry (from Acis and Galatea)

Joshua: Heroes, when with glory burning

Jephtha: Waft her, angels, through the skies

Alexander's Feast: Revenge, revenge, Timotheus cries

Samson: How willing my paternal love

Samson: Let the bright seraphim

Purcell:

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

Vivaldi:

Sol da te, mio dolce amore (from Orlando furioso)

Weldon:

Arise ye subterranean winds


John-Mark Ainsley, Gillian Fisher, Michael George & James Bowman

King’s Consort, Robert King

Alto - ALC1102

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Sacrificium: The Art of the Castrati

Sacrificium: The Art of the Castrati


Araia:

Cadrò, ma qual si mira

Broschi, R:

Son qual nave (insertion aria for Hasse's Artaserse)

Giacomelli:

Sposa non mi conosci (from Merope)

Handel:

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

Porpora:

Come nave in mezzo all’onde

Parto, ti lascio, o cara

In braccio a mille furie

Nobil onda (Adelaïde)

Usignolo sventurato

Germanico in Germania: Sinfonia


A beautiful scenic film by Olivier Simonnet. Filmed in high-definition widescreen.

Cecilia Bartoli sings virtuoso arias from her Sacrificium album, on location in and around the spectacular baroque palace of Caserta in Southern Italy.

This unique film shows Cecilia Bartoli in full costume singing a selection of showpiece arias written for the castrato stars of the Neapolitan school.

Ravishing locations including the Court Theatre, the stunning Vestibule and the Palace Gardens.

Arias include Handel's 'Ombra mai fu' and Broschi's 'Son qual nave' - previously only available in the deluxe version of the album.

The film also showcases the leading Italian period ensemble Il Giardino Armonico under their director Giovanni Antonini.

Special bonus features include an illustrated interview in which Cecilia Bartoli talks about the Sacrificium project, and a visual guide to the Palace, town and region of Caserta.

“Bartoli's vocalism is characteristic in its virtuosity - she pulls off feat after feat in delivering hundreds of notes at rapid-fire speed, with outstanding breath control in the long lines of the slow arias...But there's commitment and understanding of both texts and notes in every bar.” BBC Music Magazine, June 2010 ****

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Decca - 0743396

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Gábor Boldoczki plays Händel & Telemann

Gábor Boldoczki plays Händel & Telemann


Includes

Handel:

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (from Solomon)

Oboe Concerto No. 3 in G minor, HWV 287

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

Suite in D major, HWV 341 'Mr Handel's Celebrated Water Piece'

Telemann:

Concerto TWV 51:e1 in E minor for oboe, strings & b.c.

Concerto TWV 51:D7 in D major for trumpet, strings & b.c.

Concerto TWV 51:f1 in F minor for oboe, strings & b.c.


Gábor Boldoczki (trumpet)

Sinfonia Varsovia

Sony - 88697141222

(CD)

$19.25

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Magda Olivero: Artist & Diva

Magda Olivero: Artist & Diva

Includes a complete performance of Tosca from 1961


Alfano:

Giunge il treno...Dio pietoso (from Risurrezione)

Cilea:

Io son l'umile ancella (from Adriana Lecouvreur)

Franck, C:

Panis Angelicus

Gounod:

Ave Maria

Handel:

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

Mascagni:

Risveglio

Le Maschere: arias

Puccini:

Tosca

Magda Olivero (Tosca), Alvinio Misciano (Cavaradossi), Giulio Floravanti (Scarpia)

Chorus & Orchestra RAI Torino, Fulvio Vernizzi

Sola, perduta, abbandonata (from Manon Lescaut)

Verdi:

È strano! è strano!...Ah! fors è lui (from La traviata)


Plus an interview with Olivero from 1963

“The production of Tosca dates from 1960. Ah, those naïve times when people believed it was set in Scarpia's Rome (not in Mussolini's, for example). The date is 1800 and the Battle of Marengo is news. And the scenery is for real.
You could nose your way around Sant'Andrea della Valle, and feel quite at home in the Palazzo Farnese.
As for the prima donna, Magda Olivero (born 1910, debut 1932) has thought out every move, every expression, creating the conviction of living the whole role afresh here and now. She also sings with distinction. Try her in phrases like 'le voce delle cose' for delicacy and the great twooctave lunge of 'Io quella lama piantai nel cor' for power. Her Scarpia isn't so very far inferior to Gobbi: suave and brutal by turns, with fine resonance. Cavaradossi is likeable, both vocally and dramatically; Angelotti, for his brief operatic life, is outstanding.
The documentary of 2003 puts 1960 in perspective.
It includes glimpses of Olivero singing in Milan the previous year, marking the 25th anniversary of Callas's death. It's a weirdly ethereal sound, sometimes very flat, but flat in a beautiful way. She sings Panis angelicus, and at a late stage is joined by her tenor pupil Danilo Formaggio. In interviews Olivero tells of the tenors in her career, from Schipa to Domingo, including a long story about appeasing Gigli.
But the best things are three excerpts filmed in 1965: a delicately acted scene from Iris, authentic voice and style for Alfano's Risurrezione, and the great solo from Act 1 of La traviata. The last is astonishing in every way: the 'Ah, fors' è lui' muses privately; the 'Follies' are sudden, impetuous; the 'vortici' brilliant with nervous energy; top Cs that swell and diminish as you thought they did only in text-books; and a top E flat which you hadn't thought would be in her voice at all. And this is a youngster of 55.
It's a pity we don't get a taste of her pre-war recordings: that would have deepened the perspective.
Seeing her at 92 leaves us with admiration and wonder for this extraordinary woman and her unquenchable devotion to her art.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

Hardy - HCD4011/2

(DVD Video - 2 discs)

$32.25

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Marian Nowakowski: The Great Polish Bass in Opera, Oratorio and Song

Marian Nowakowski: The Great Polish Bass in Opera, Oratorio and Song


Borodin:

How goes it? (from Prince Igor)

Chopin:

Hulanka (Merrymaking), Op. 74 No. 4

Dargomïzhsky:

Old Corporal

Gershwin:

Oh, I got plenty o'nuttin (Porgy and Bess)

Handel:

Messiah: The People that walked in darkness

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

Koenemann:

When the King Went Forth To War, Op. 7 No. 6

Massenet:

Elégie

Moniuszko:

Straszny Dwor (The Haunted Manor): Skoluba's Aria

Mozart:

Wer ein Liebchen hat gefunden (from Die Entführung aus dem Serail)

Oh, wie will ich triumphieren (from Die Entführung aus dem Serail)

In diesen heil'gen Hallen (from Die Zauberflöte)

Mussorgsky:

Dostig Ya Vyshey Vlasti (from Boris Godunov)

Mephistopheles' Song of the Flea

Rimsky Korsakov:

Song of the Viking Guest (from Sadko)

trad.:

Song of the Volga Boatmen

Verdi:

Ella giammai m'amò (from Don Carlo)

Wagner:

O du, mein holder Abendstern (from Tannhäuser)


Marian Nowakowski (bass)

Pearl - GEM0152

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Placido Domingo & The Vienna Choir Boys: Ave Maria

Placido Domingo & The Vienna Choir Boys: Ave Maria


Bizet:

Agnus Dei

Eybler:

Omnes de Saba venient

Fauré:

Crucifix

Franck, C:

Panis Angelicus

Gounod:

Ave Maria

Handel:

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

Sung in German

Herbeck:

Pueri concinite

Kienzl:

Der Evangelimann: Selig sind die Verfolgung leiden

Luther:

Ein’ feste Burg ist unser Gott

Schubert:

Ave Maria, D839

trad.:

Adeste fideles


RCA - 07863538352

(CD)

$19.00

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Dame Clara Butt

Dame Clara Butt


includes

Adams, S:

The Holy City

Bliss:

The Enchantress

Elgar:

Land of Hope and Glory

Gounod:

Repentir (O Divine Redeemer)

Handel:

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

Mendelssohn:

Elijah: O rest in the Lord

Sullivan, A:

The Lost Chord


Clara Butt (contralto)

Pearl - GEMM9301

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