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

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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:

Lakmé: Dôme épais (Flower Duet)

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.

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Tempesta: Opera arias by Handel & Vivaldi

Tempesta: Opera arias by Handel & Vivaldi


Handel:

Pensieri, voi mi tormentate! (from Agrippina)

Quando mai (from Radamisto)

Brilla nell' alma un non inteso ancor (from Alessandro)

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

Agrippina: Overture

Pergolesi:

Torbido in volto (from Adriano in Siria)

Porpora:

Spesso di nubi cinto (from Carlo il Calvo)

Vivaldi:

Sovente il sole (from Andromeda liberata)

Lo son fra l'onde (from La Candace, RV704)

Griselda: Agitata da due venti

Tra le follie...Siam navi all'onde algenti (from L'Olimpiade)

L'Olimpiade RV725: Overture


Blandine Staskiewicz (mezzo-soprano)

Les Ambassadeurs, Alexis Kossenko

With 'Tempesta', her first recital disc, mezzo-soprano Blandine Staskiewicz has chosen to venture into the emotional storms and calms beloved of Baroque composers – notably Vivaldi and Handel – which provided their operatic arias with that intense charge that captivates listeners still. As befits one raised on the tranquil, yet at times tempestuous, Belle-Île-en-Mer, lying off the Brittany coast, Staskiewicz is able to portray a fabulous array of moods to match her vocal beauty.

If the Neapolitans Nicola Porpora and Giovanni Battista Pergolesi are each represented on this disc by a single burst of concentrated dramatic feeling, it is to the fiery and tempestuous music of Vivaldi and the more psychological and interiorised offerings of Handel that Blandine Staskiewicz directs her attention in these arie di tempesta. Staskiewicz’s control of the depths and heights of the soul are matched by the instrumental accompaniment from Les Ambassadeurs and its director Alexis Kossenko.

Blandine Staskiewicz, who has appeared on previous Glossa albums in Lully, Campra and Handel in the company of Hervé Niquet and Fabio Bonizzoni, herself contributes an intriguing note about the genesis of this programme – complete with an alluring cover design – but it is her wonderfully controlled singing (and expertise in Baroque repertoire) which characterises 'Tempesta' so beguilingly.

“I do not always sense tangible engagement with dramatic characterisations, but the nuanced vibrancy from Staskiewicz and Les Ambassadeurs in the tempestuous 'Siam navi all'onde algenti' from Vivaldi's L'Olimpiade is irresistible.” Gramophone Magazine, July 2015

“There have been many very fine recent releases of Handel and Vivaldi recitals, but few of them have featured a mezzo, let alone one of this quality … Staskiewicz’s powerful voice is as striking as her picture on the CD cover.” MusicWeb International, 15th April 2015

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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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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 ****

Decca - 4782249

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Perfect Meditation


Albinoni:

Adagio for Strings and Organ in G minor

Andreas Haefliger (organ)

La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy, Jean-Claude Malgoire

Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV156 'Ich steh mit einem Fuß im Grabe': I. Sinfonia

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy

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

English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard

Goldberg Variations, BWV988: Aria

Ekaterina Dershavina (piano)

Chopin:

Berceuse in D flat major, Op. 57

Alexander Brailowsky

Debussy:

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

Paul Crossley (piano)

Fauré:

Sicilienne, Op. 78

Steven Isserlis (cello), Pascal Devoyon (piano)

Handel:

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugène Ormandy

Harp Concerto in B flat major, Op. 4 No. 6, HWV 294: Andante allegro

Lucy Wakeford (harp)

London Festival Orchestra, Ross Pople

Harp Concerto in B flat major, Op. 4 No. 6, HWV 294: Andante allegro

Lucy Wakeford (harp)

London Festival Orchestra, Ross Pople

Marcello, A:

Oboe Concerto in D Minor: Adagio

English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard

Mendelssohn:

Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 'Italian': Andante con moto

London Festival Orchestra, Ross Pople

Mozart:

Sonata for 2 pianos in D major, K448 - Andante

Andreas Groethuysen, Yaara Tal (pianos)

Andante to K297

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugène Ormandy

Piano Sonata No. 13 in B flat major, K333: Andante cantabile

Andreas Haefliger (piano)

Divertimento No. 15 in B flat major, K287: II. Adagio

Europa Symphony, Wolfgang Gröhs

Symphony No. 29 in A major, K201 - Andante

Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti

Serenade No. 4 in D major, K203 - Andante

Pinchas Zukerman (violin)

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Pinchas Zukerman

Serenade No. 12 in C minor, K388: Menuetto in canone

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Pinchas Zukerman

Saint-Saëns:

Le carnaval des animaux: Aquarium

Paul Robison (flute)

New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein

Satie:

Gymnopédie No. 1

Daniel Varsano (piano)

Schubert:

Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished' - Andante con moto

Putbus Festival Orchestra, Wilhelm Keitel

Schumann:

Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Traümerei

Philippe Entremont (piano)

Vivaldi:

Flute Concerto, Op. 10 No. 5 in F major, RV 434: Largo e cantabile

Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute)

Claudio Scimone

Concerto for Guitar and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93: Largo

Julian Bream (guitar)

John Eliot Gardiner


Sony - 88697480332

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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 ****

Presto Disc of the Week

9th July 2007

Heliodor - 4765970

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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)

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Caruso sings Italian Opera

Caruso sings Italian Opera

A selection from the universally acclaimed Caruso Edition


Boito:

Giunto sul passo estremo (from Mefistofele)

Cilea:

No, più nobile (from Adriana Lecouvreur)

Donizetti:

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

Spirto gentil ne' sogni miei (from La Favorita)

Chi mi frena in tal momento? (from Lucia di Lammermoor)

Flotow:

M'appari (from Martha)

Giordano, U:

Un dì, all' azzurro spazio (from Andrea Chénier)

Gomes:

Quando nascesti tu

Handel:

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

Leoncavallo:

Vesti la giubba (from I Pagliacci)

No! Pagliaccio non son! (from I Pagliacci)

Non parlate così!... Io non ho che una povera stanzetta (from La bohème)

Musetta! O gioia della mia dimora!...Testa adorata from La bohème

Mascagni:

Addio alla madre (from Cavalleria Rusticana)

Ponchielli:

Cielo e mar! (from La Gioconda)

Puccini:

O soave fanciulla (from La Bohème)

Recondita armonia (from Tosca)

Non ve l'avevo detto?


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Kathleen Battle at Carnegie Hall

Kathleen Battle at Carnegie Hall


anon.:

Over my head I hear music in the air

Charpentier, G:

Depuis le jour (from Louise)

Gershwin:

Summertime (from Porgy and Bess)

Handel:

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

E pur così in un giorno ... Piangerò, la sorte mia (from Giulio Cesare in Egitto)

Liszt:

S'il est un charmant gazon, S284

Comment, disaient-ils (Hugo), S276

Enfant, si j'étais roi (Hugo), S283

O quand je dors (Hugo), S282

Mozart:

Als Luise die Briefe, K520

Ridente la calma, K152

Rachmaninov:

Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14

How fair this spot, Op. 21 No. 7

In the silence of the secret night, Op. 4 No. 3

Oh, never to see me again

Strauss, J, II:

Mein Herr Marquis (from Die Fledermaus)

Strauss, R:

Amor, Op. 68 No. 5

An die Nacht, Op. 68 No. 1

trad.:

Good News

He's Got The Whole World

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot


Kathleen Battle (soprano), Margot Garrett (piano)

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Fritz Wunderlich in Recital

Fritz Wunderlich in Recital


Capua:

O sole mio

Clewing:

Alle Tage ist kein Sonntag

Curtis, E:

Non ti scordar di me

Sung in German as 'Vergiss mein nicht'

Giordani, G:

Caro mio ben

Handel:

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

Kalman:

Zwei Märchenaugen (from Die Zirkusprinzessin)

Lara, Augustin:

Granada

Lehár:

Es steht ein Soldat am Wolgastrand (from Der Zarewitsch)

Schön ist die Welt (from Schön ist die Welt)

Freunde, das Leben ist lebenswert (from Giuditta)

O Mädchen, mein Mädchen (from Friederike)

Liszt:

Es muss ein Wunderbares sein, S. 314

Lortzing:

Lied: Vater, Mutter, Schestern, Bruder (from Undine)

Mozart:

Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön (from Die Zauberflöte)

Roland, M:

Unter dem Sternenzelt

Strauss, J, II:

Als flotter Geist (from Der Zigeunerbaron)

Eine Nacht in Venedig: Komm in die Gondel

Treu sein, das liegt mir nicht (from Eine Nacht in Venedig)

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

Tchaikovsky:

None but the lonely heart, Op. 6 No. 6

Zeller:

Grüß euch Gott, alle miteinander (from Der Vogelhändler)

Wie mein Ahn’l zwanzig Jahr (from Der Vogelhändler)


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