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Elīna Garanča: Romantique

Elīna Garanča: Romantique


Berlioz:

La Damnation de Faust: D'amour l'ardente flamme

Donizetti:

L'ai-je bien entendu?… O mon Fernand (from La Favorite)

Gounod:

Ô ma lyre immortelle (from Sapho)

Faites- lui mes aveux (from Faust)

Plus grand dans son obscurité (from La Reine de Saba)

Lalo:

De tous côtes j'apercois...Lorsque je t'ai vu soudain (from Le Roi d'Ys)

Saint-Saëns:

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

Tchaikovsky:

Da, chas nastal! (from Joan of Arc)

Vaccai:

E questo il loco...Ah! se tu dormi, svegliati (from Giulietta e Romeo)


Elīna Garanča (mezzo)

Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Yves Abel

In Romantique, Elīna Garanča makes a smashing return to the studio and puts her imprint upon the big Romantic repertory, brilliantly portraying such different heroines as Tchaikovsky’s Joan of Arc (The Maid of Orléans), Gounod’s Sapho and Saint-Saëns’ Dalila

Elīna Garanča’s mezzo-soprano is velvet; she is a stunning figure on stage; her formidable technique encompasses repertoire from Mozart and bel canto to dramatic roles and contemporary music

Conductor Yves Abel’s penchant for the voice and skill at leading an orchestra draws beautiful sound and potent drama from the Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna. Elīna Garanča’s rapport with this orchestra is deeper than ever.

“If we needed more evidence that the Latvian mezzo is shaping up to be one of the 21st century’s greatest voices, this superb album of 19th-century arias supplies it in buckets. From top to bottom her timbre is rich and firm and her intonation virtually infallible...Pure vocal bliss.” The Times, 6th October 2012 *****

“She has an intensely lyrical voice, lithe enough for ornamentation but also honing a dusky quality which is immediately appealing in the repertoire selected for this disc...Overall, this is a splendid operatic recital...[and] should appeal to aficionados of fine singing, especially in French repertoire somewhat 'off the beaten track'.” International Record Review, December 2012

“Marguerite's soliloquy, accompanied by an eloquent cor anglais, is movingly done...[as Dalila] Garanca is sensuous without being vampish - quite an achievement in this part...[She] moves effortlessly from top to bottom without ever sacrificing beauty of tone...Fans - and others - need not hesitate.” Gramophone Magazine, January 2013

“She describes herself as a lyric mezzo, but many roles here suggest considerable power, emphasised by the echoey recording...Her French isn't perfect, but it's very good, and she relishes the lyrical lines of Gounod's little-known Sapho and Queen of Sheba...A fine collection.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2013 ****

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - January 2013

DG - 4790071

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Régine Crespin - Prima Donna in Paris

Régine Crespin - Prima Donna in Paris


 

Ah! cher monsieur, excusez-moi

Berlioz:

La Damnation de Faust: D'amour l'ardente flamme

Bizet:

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

Gluck:

Cette nuit … O toi qui prolongeas mes jours (from Iphigénie en Tauride)

Gounod:

Ô ma lyre immortelle (from Sapho)

Hahn, R:

Moi je m’appelle…

Y’a des arbres … C’est sa banlieue

Massenet:

Werther! Werther!…Je vous écris de ma petite chambre (from Werther)

Va! Laisse couler mes larmes (from Werther)

Ah! mon courage m’abandonne!... Seigneur Dieu (from Werther)

Messager:

L'Amour masque: 'J'ai deux amants'

Offenbach:

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

On me nomme Hélène la blonde … dis-moi Vénus

Tu n'es pas beau, tu n'es pas riche (from La Périchole)

O mon cher amant, je te jure (from La Périchole)

Ah! quel dîner je viens de faire (from La Perichole)

Saint-Saëns:

Tra, la, la, la … “Fiorentinelle (La Chanson de Scozzone)

Straus, O:

Saison d’Amour

Je ne suis pas

Je t’aime

Les Trois Valses


“... singing which is pure delight, whether in the swagger of Offenbach's "Ah! que j'aime les militaires" (a phrase rattled out faster than you would think possible) to the thirties cabaret number from Strauss' Les Trois valses ... Crespin is superb in the Périchole waltz ...I am sure she enjoyed herself enormously, and on any count she stands very high in the list of Parisian prima donnas celebrated in this set ... she has been splendidly served by her accompanists, not to mention the recording engineers.” Gramophone, July 1972

“The supreme French soprano - and mezzo - of the post-war era in both great dramatic roles and witty opéra comique from Offenbach to Messager. Stunning, despite the waver in her voice.” BBC Music Magazine, May 2007 ****

GGramophone Magazine

Re-issue of the Month - October 2007

Decca - Originals - E4758243

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French Opera Arias

French Opera Arias


Bizet:

Les tringles des sistres tintaient (from Carmen)

Carmen Suite No. 1

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

Donizetti:

L'ai-je bien entendu?… O mon Fernand (from La Favorite)

Gounod:

Mireille: Overture

Ô ma lyre immortelle (from Sapho)

Massenet:

De cet affreux combat…Pleurez, mes yeux ! (from Le Cid)

Offenbach:

Vois sous l'archet frémissant (from Les Contes d'Hoffmann)

Saint-Saëns:

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

Thomas, Ambroise:

Connais-tu le pays (from Mignon)


Sonia Ganassi (mezzo-soprano)

Marchigiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Carla Delfrate

Bongiovanni - GB2564

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French Arias

French Arias


Auber:

Le Domino noir: 'Je suis sauvée enfin - Ah! quelle nuit - Flamme vengeresse'

Berlioz:

La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Chanson gothique 'Autrefois un roi de Thulé'

Bizet:

Les tringles des sistres tintaient (from Carmen)

Boieldieu:

La Dame blanche: 'Chut! chut! ... D'ici voyez ce beau domaine'

Gounod:

Nuit resplendissante (from Cinq-Mars)

Depuis hier je cherche en vain mon maître...Que fais-tu, blanche tourterelle (from Roméo et Juliette)

Ô ma lyre immortelle (from Sapho)

Massenet:

J'ai versé le poison (from Cléopâtre)

Lorsque le temps d'amour ... Ne pensons qu'au plaisir d'aimer (from Don Quichotte)

Ah, que mes soeurs ... Reste au foyer, petit grillon (from Cendrillon)

Offenbach:

Une guitare...O reve de joie...Voyez-la sous son éventail (from Les Contes d'Hoffmann)

Ravel:

Oh! La pitoyable aventure (from L'heure espagnole)

Thomas, Ambroise:

Connais-tu le pays (from Mignon)

Verdi:

Sous ce bois au feuillage immense (from Don Carlos)

Au palais des fées (from Don Carlos)


GGramophone Magazine

Disc of the Month - Awards Issue 2003

DG - E4742142

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Ernestine Schumann-Heink - Opera Arias & Songs

Ernestine Schumann-Heink - Opera Arias & Songs

Recordings 1900-1935


Arditi:

Leggero invisible 'Bolero'

Brahms:

Sapphische Ode, Op. 94 No. 4

Wiegenlied, Op. 49 No. 4 (Lullaby)

Carpenter, J A:

The Home Road

Delibes:

Bonjour, Suzon!

Donizetti:

Il segreto per esser felici (from Lucrezia Borgia)

Elgar:

Coronation Ode, Op. 44: Land of Hope and Glory

Foster, S:

Old Black Joe

Gounod:

Ô ma lyre immortelle (from Sapho)

Grieg:

Moderen synger (Mother's Lament), Op. 60 No. 2

Mens jeg venter (On the Water), Op. 60 No. 3

Gruber, F:

Stille Nacht

Hermann, H:

Barbchen

Schlafliedchen, Op. 53 No. 3

Hildach:

Der Lenz

Huerter:

Pirate Dreams

Humperdinck:

Weihnachten, EHWV 111

Loewe, C:

Das Erkennen, Op. 65 No. 2

Manahan:

Shepherd's Love

Mehrkens:

Wie ein Grüssen, Op. 18

Mendelssohn:

Doch der Herr vergisst der Seinen nicht (from Paulus)

Meyerbeer:

O prêtres de Baal (from Le Prophète)

Il va venir (from Le Prophète)

Ah, mon fils! (from Le Prophète)

Millöcker:

I und mei bua

Mozart:

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

Nevin, E W:

The Rosary

O'Hara:

There is no death

Raff:

Sei still

Ronald:

Down in the forest

Rubinstein:

Wanderers Nachtlied, Op. 48 No. 5

Saint-Saëns:

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

Printemps qui commence (from Samson et Dalila)

Schubert:

Der Tod und das Mädchen, D531

Die Forelle, D550

Erlkönig, D328

Schumann:

Mondnacht (No. 5 from Liederkreis, Op. 39)

Smith, J S:

The Star-Spangled Banner

Strauss, R:

Traum durch die Dämmerung, Op. 29 No. 1

trad.:

Londonderry Air

Taps

Wagner:

Weiche, Wotan, weiche! (from Das Rheingold)

Gerechter Gott! (from Rienzi)

Träume (No. 5 from Wesendonck-Lieder)

Höre mit Sinn was ich dir sage (from Götterdämmerung)


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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

Beethoven:

Abscheulicher! Wo eilst du hin? (from Fidelio)

Bellini:

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

Bizet:

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

Absence

Copland:

Old American Songs: excerpts

Debussy:

Trois chansons de Bilitis

Donizetti:

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

Falla:

Siete Canciones populares españolas

Gluck:

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

Divinités du Styx (from Alceste)

Gounod:

Ô ma lyre immortelle (from Sapho)

Handel:

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)

Mahler:

Rückert-Lieder (5 songs, complete)

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (4 songs, complete)

Kindertotenlieder

Massenet:

Ces lettres! (from Werther)

Va! Laisse couler mes larmes (from Werther)

Meyerbeer:

Ah, mon fils! (from Le Prophète)

O prêtres de Baal (from Le Prophète)

Nobles seigneurs, salut! (from Les Huguenots)

Mozart:

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

Nin:

Villancico Castellano (from Villancicos Españolas)

Jesus de Nazareth (from Villancicos Españolas)

Villancico Asturiano (from Villancicos Españolas)

Villancico Andaluz (from Villancicos Españolas)

Rossini:

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)

Saint-Saëns:

Printemps qui commence (from Samson et Dalila)

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

Schubert:

Im Frühling, D882

Nacht und Träume, D827

Die junge Nonne, D828

Fischerweise, D881 (Schlechta)

Schumann:

Die Lotosblume, Op. 25 No. 7

Aus den hebräischen Gesängen, Op. 25 No. 15

Die Kartenlegerin, Op. 31 No. 2

Abendlied, Op. 85 No. 12

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)

Verdi:

Stride la vampa (from Il Trovatore)

Condotta ell’era in ceppi (from Il Trovatore)

Wagner:

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

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