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

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Paradisum: Serene Sacred Songs

Paradisum: Serene Sacred Songs


Bach, J S:

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

The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

Magnificat in D major, BWV243: Quia respexit humilitatem

Angela Gheorghiu (soprano)

Bernstein:

A Simple Song (from Mass)

Bruckner:

Os justi meditabitur sapientiam

Voces8

Caccini, G:

Ave Maria

Elina Garanca (mezzo)

Fauré:

Requiem: Pie Jesu

Renee Fleming (soprano)

Requiem: In Paradisum

Sir Neville Marriner

Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11

The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

Franck, C:

Panis Angelicus

Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)

Gjeilo:

The Ground

Renee Fleming (soprano)

Gounod:

Repentir (O Divine Redeemer)

Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano)

Ave Maria

Juan Diego Florez (tenor)

Handel:

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

Andreas Scholl (countertenor)

Lloyd Webber, A:

Requiem: Pie Jesu

Anna Netrebko (soprano)

Mascagni:

Sancta Maria

Andrea Bocelli (tenor)

Mendelssohn:

Auf Flügeln des Gesanges, Op. 34 No. 2

Angela Gheorghiu (soprano)

Mozart:

Ave verum corpus, K618

The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

Requiem in D minor, K626 - Lacrimosa

Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K339: Laudate Dominum

Felicity Palmer (soprano)

Rachmaninov:

Vespers, Op. 37: Khvalite imya Godpodne

How fair this spot, Op. 21 No. 7

Anna Netrebko (soprano)

Ramirez, A:

Misa Criolla: Kyrie

Jose Carreras (tenor)

Schubert:

Ave Maria, D839

Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)

Du bist die Ruh D776 (Rückert)

Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone)

Mille Cherubini in coro

Andrea Bocelli (tenor)

Tavener:

Song for Athene

The Holst Singers

Vivaldi:

Larghetto from "Nulla in Mundo pax sincera"

Emma Kirkby (soprano)

Wagner:

Der Engel (No. 1 from Wesendonck-Lieder)

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)

Whitacre:

Lux aurumque


This 2CD collection brings together the calmest and most thoughtful sacred songs ever written, performed by the world’s greatest singers including Andrea Bocelli, Luciano Pavarotti, Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko, Renée Fleming, José Carreras and Bryn Terfel.

Composers range from Mozart and Bach to the contemporary cool of today’s great writers such as Eric Whitacre and Ola Gjeilo.

Decca - 4824615

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Ten Top Tenors

Ten Top Tenors


includes

Bellini:

Ecco, signor, la sposa (from Adelson e Salvini)

Jose Carreras (tenor)

Bernstein:

Maria (from West Side Story)

Jose Carreras (tenor)

Bizet:

La fleur que tu m'avais jetée (from Carmen)

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)

Au fond du temple saint (from Les Pêcheurs de Perles)

Andrea Bocelli (tenor)

Brodszky:

Be My Love

Joseph Calleja (tenor)

Caccini, G:

Ave Maria

Andrea Bocelli (tenor)

Capua:

O sole mio

Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)

Cardillo:

Core 'ngrato

Jose Carreras (tenor)

Cilea:

La dolcissima effigie (from Adriana Lecouvreur)

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)

L'anima ho stanca (from Adriana Lecouvreur)

Rolando Villazon (tenor)

Curtis, E:

Torna a Surriento

Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)

Denza:

Funiculì-Funiculà

Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)

Donizetti:

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

Juan Diego Florez (tenor)

Ah! mes amis, quel jour de fête! (from La Fille du Régiment)

Juan Diego Florez (tenor)

Com'é gentil…Tornami a dir (from Don Pasquale)

Juan Diego Florez (tenor)

Franck, C:

Panis Angelicus

Andrea Bocelli (tenor)

Giordano, U:

Amor ti vieta (from Fedora)

Andrea Bocelli (tenor)

Gounod:

Ave Maria

Andrea Bocelli (tenor)

Handel:

Ciel e terra armi di sdegno (from Tamerlano)

Rolando Villazon (tenor)

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

Rolando Villazon (tenor)

Hardelot:

Because

Placido Domingo (tenor)

Kalman:

Wenn es Abendd … Grüß mir mein Wien (from Gräfin Mariza)

Fritz Wunderlich (tenor)

Lehár:

Dein ist mein ganzes Herz (from Das Land des Lächelns)

Placido Domingo (tenor)

Morricone, E:

Cinema Paradiso: love theme

Joseph Calleja (tenor)

Mozart:

Wenn der Freude Tränen fließen (from Die Entführung aus dem Serail)

Fritz Wunderlich (tenor)

Puccini:

Nessun dorma (from Turandot)

Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)

O soave fanciulla (from La Bohème)

Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)

Che gelida manina (from La Bohème)

Jose Carreras (tenor)

E lucevan le stelle (from Tosca)

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)

Addio, fiorito asil (from Madama Butterfly)

Joseph Calleja (tenor)

Recondita armonia (from Tosca)

Placido Domingo (tenor)

Ramirez, A:

Misa Criolla: Kyrie

Jose Carreras (tenor)

Refice:

Ombra di Nube

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)

Rossini:

Soirées musicales: La Danza

Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)

Sorozábal:

La Taberna del Puerto – ‘No puede ser’

Placido Domingo (tenor)

Tosti:

L'alba separa dalla luce l'ombra

Fritz Wunderlich (tenor)

L'alba separa dalla luce l'ombra

Rolando Villazon (tenor)

Verdi:

La donna è mobile (from Rigoletto)

Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)

Libiamo, ne' lieti calici (from La Traviata)

Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)

Questa o quella (from Rigoletto)

Rolando Villazon (tenor)

Wagner:

Mein lieber Schwan (from Lohengrin)

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)


This 2CD album brings together ten of the most famous tenors, performing nearly 50 of the greatest arias of all time. It also features a 16-page booklet with everything you need to know about each tenor – nationality, short biography, best recording, trivia and more – in an appealing and witty design.

Disc One contains 24 operatic arias, opening with the all-time tenor of tenors, Luciano Pavarotti, singing Nessun Dorma. Juan Diego Flórez delivers the astonishing Ah mes amis (with its 9 top Cs) in supreme style, Villazón sings Verdi and Handel, while Jonas Kaufmann can be heard in Puccini, Bizet (Carmen) and even Wagner.

Disc Two contains film themes, Neopolitan songs, Sicilian songs, sacred music and others. Highlights include Andrea Bocelli’s Ave Maria (from his best-selling Sacred Arias album); Joseph Calleja singing the “love theme” from Cinema Paradiso, Plácido Domingo with No Puedo Ser and José Carreras singing Granada.

THE BOOKLET was designed in the style of collectable sport cards book, featuring

- Photos

- Short biographies

- Curious facts

- Quotes

Decca - 4824025

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Divas and Tenors

Divas and Tenors


Bach, J S:

Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208

Magdalena Kozena (mezzo)

Bellini:

Casta Diva (from Norma)

Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo)

Bizet:

Au fond du temple saint (from Les Pêcheurs de Perles)

Ramon Vargas (tenor), Ludovic Tezier (baritone)

La fleur que tu m'avais jetée (from Carmen)

Placido Domingo (tenor)

Capua:

O sole mio

Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)

Catalani:

Ebben? Ne andrò lontana (from La Wally)

Angela Gheorghiu (soprano)

Delibes:

Sous le dôme épais (from Lakmé)

Joan Sutherland (soprano), Jane Berbie (mezzo)

Donizetti:

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

Juan Diego Florez (tenor)

Dvorak:

Mesícku na nebi hlubokém 'Song to the Moon' (from Rusalka)

Renee Fleming (soprano)

Gershwin:

Summertime (from Porgy and Bess)

Renee Fleming (soprano)

Gluck:

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

Juan Diego Florez (tenor)

Handel:

Samson: Let the bright seraphim

Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano)

Lascia ch'io pianga (from Rinaldo)

Patricia Petibon (soprano)

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo)

Care selve (from Atalanta)

Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)

Semele: Where'er you walk

John Aler (tenor)

Verdi prati (from Alcina)

Fritz Wunderlich (tenor)

Lloyd Webber, A:

All I ask of you (from The Phantom of the Opera)

Renee Fleming (soprano), Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone)

Løvland:

You Raise Me Up

Joseph Calleja (tenor)

Mozart:

Porgi amor (from Le nozze di Figaro)

Arleen Auger (soprano)

Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen (from Die Zauberflöte)

Sumi Jo (soprano)

Un'aura amorosa del nostro tesoro (from Così fan tutte)

Francisco Araiza (tenor)

Il mio tesoro intanto (from Don Giovanni)

Francisco Araiza (tenor)

Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön (from Die Zauberflöte)

Fritz Wunderlich (tenor)

Offenbach:

Barcarolle (from Les Contes d'Hoffmann )

Anna Netrebko (soprano), Elina Garanca (mezzo)

Ponchielli:

Cielo e mar! (from La Gioconda)

Rolando Villazon (tenor)

Puccini:

O mio babbino caro (from Gianni Schicchi)

Renee Fleming (soprano)

Si, mi chiamano Mimi (from La Bohème)

Anna Netrebko (soprano)

Recondita armonia (from Tosca)

Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)

Nessun dorma (from Turandot)

Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)

Rossini:

Una voce poco fa (from Il barbiere di Siviglia)

Agnes Baltsa (mezzo)

Saint-Saëns:

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

Elina Garanca (mezzo)

Schönberg, C-M:

Bring Him Home (from Les Misérables)

Alfie Boe (tenor)

Verdi:

La donna è mobile (from Rigoletto)

Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)

Libiamo, ne' lieti calici (from La Traviata)

Placido Domingo (tenor)


The title says it all – one CD dedicated to the greatest Divas and one to the Tenors. Over two hours of the most beautiful and unforgettable songs and arias — sung by a line-up of the greatest and most legendary voices of all time. Artists such as Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, Fritz Wunderlich, Kiri Te Kanawa, Anna Netrebko, Cecilia Bartoli and Renée Fleming — musical giants who will be remembered forever.

Decca - 4788583

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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.

Early Music

EMI Red Line - 6365602

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The Art of Renée Fleming

The Art of Renée Fleming


Bellini:

Casta Diva (from Norma)

Bernstein:

Somewhere (from West Side Story)

with Placido Domingo (tenor)

Catalani:

Ebben? Ne andrò lontana (from La Wally)

Cilea:

Io son l'umile ancella (from Adriana Lecouvreur)

Dvorak:

Mesícku na nebi hlubokém 'Song to the Moon' (from Rusalka)

Gershwin:

Summertime (from Porgy and Bess)

Gounod:

Ah! Je veux vivre dans ce rêve (from Roméo et Juliette)

Ave Maria

Handel:

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

Korngold:

Glück, das mir verbleib 'Marietta's Lied' (from Die Tote Stadt)

Puccini:

Vissi d'arte (from Tosca)

Un bel di vedremo (from Madama Butterfly)

O mio babbino caro (from Gianni Schicchi)

Schubert:

Ave Maria, D839

plus:

Bonus tracks:

15. Wheels of a Dream [with Bryn Terfel]

16. Amazing Grace

17. Rodgers - Carousel / You’ll Never Walk Alone

18. Hallelujah – [new cut]


Renée Fleming (soprano)

The Art of Renée Fleming brings together 18 defining tracks spanning Renée’s finest Decca recordings, including favorite arias by Puccini, Handel and Gershwin and duets with Bryn Terfel and Plácido Domingo. Four special bonus tracks reflect Renée’s prominence beyond classical repertoire with two Broadway classics, Amazing Grace - which she memorably sang at the site of the World Trade Centre and a brand new version of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah.

Decca - 4784446

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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


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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)

Heroes, when with glory burning (from Joshua)

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

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Winter Lullabies

Winter Lullabies


Adam:

O Holy Night

Brahms:

Es tönt ein voller Harfenklang, Op. 17 No. 1

Fauré:

En Priere

Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11

Ave verum corpus, Op. 65 No. 1

Franck, C:

Panis Angelicus

Goodall, H:

Winter Lullabies

Gounod:

La salutation angelique

Handel:

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

Schubert:

Psalm 23 'Gott ist mein Hirt', D706

Ave Maria, D839


An exciting major new commission from the pen of composer and TV star Howard Goodall, framed by famous, gentle, approachable music for winter and Christmas, sung by the heavenly boys' voices of Christ Church cathedral choir

The Gift of Music - CCLCDG1155

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The Best of Andreas Scholl

The Best of Andreas Scholl


Caccini, G:

Amarilli mia bella

Dowland:

In darkness let me dwell

Gasparini:

Lidia, il sono (Destati Lidia)

La pieta che ancor (Ecco, che alfin)

Gluck:

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

Handel:

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

Dove sei, amato bene? (from Rodelinda)

Perché viva il caro sposo (from Rodrigo)

Aure, deh, per pietà (from Giulio Cesare)

Al lampo dell' armi (from Giulio Cesare)

Pergolesi:

Stabat mater: Opening duet

Pook:

How Sweet The Moonlight (from the film - The Merchant Of Venice)

Porpora:

Va' per le vene il sangue (from Il Trionfo di Camilla)

trad.:

Blow the Wind Southerly

Down by the Salley Gardens

Ar-ri-rang

Vivaldi:

Salve Regina: Ad te clamamus

Nisi Dominus: Cum dederit


“Scholl's voice rushes through the bloodstream” The Times

Decca - 4757667

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Kathleen Ferrier - A Tribute

Kathleen Ferrier - A Tribute


anon.:

Newcastle

The Keel Row

Ye Banks and Braes

Bach, J S:

St Matthew Passion, BWV244: Erbarme dich

Sung in English

Mass in B minor, BWV232: Agnus Dei

St John Passion, BWV245: Es ist vollbracht

Sung in English

Brahms:

Geistliches Wiegenlied, Op. 91 No. 2

Sapphische Ode, Op. 94 No. 4

Botschaft, Op. 47 No. 1

Bridge:

Go Not, Happy Day

Gluck:

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

sung in English as 'What is life to me without thee?'

Che puro ciel (Orfeo ed Euridice)

Handel:

Art thou troubled? (from Rodelinda)

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

Come alla tortorella langue (from Atalanta)

Sung in English

Father of Heaven (from Judas Maccabaeus)

Messiah: He was despised

Messiah: O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion

Mahler:

Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (Rückert-Lieder)

Ich atmet' einen linden Duft (Rückert-Lieder)

Um Mitternacht (Rückert-Lieder)

Mendelssohn:

Elijah: Woe unto them

Elijah: O rest in the Lord

Purcell:

Hark! The Echoing Air (from The Fairy Queen, Z629)

Schubert:

An die Musik D547

Der Musensohn, D764 (Goethe)

Gretchen am Spinnrade, D118

Die junge Nonne, D828

Du bist die Ruh D776 (Rückert)

Rosamunde, D797: Romance 'Der Vollmond Strahlt auf Bergeshöh'n'

Schumann:

Er, der Herrlichste von allem (No. 2 from Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42)

Stanford:

A soft day

trad.:

Ma bonny lad

Kitty my love

Blow the Wind Southerly

I have a bonnet trimmed with blue

Down by the Salley Gardens

The stuttering lovers

Drink to me only with thine eyes


Kathleen Ferrier (contralto)

“This is the best Kathleen Ferrier collection available and it includes many of her famous recordings...Decca have remastered and improved the sound for this bargain two-CD set, and the booklet includes many fascinating pictures of the great contralto.” Penguin Guide, 2011 edition

Decca - 4750782

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