Saint-Saëns: Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix (from Samson et Dalila) (Softly awakes my heart)

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Gala Mariinsky II

Gala Mariinsky II

Live recording from Mariinsky II in St. Petersburg, May 2, 2013


includes

Bizet:

Les tringles des sistres tintaient (from Carmen)

Gounod:

Le veau d'or est toujours debout (from Faust)

Mozart:

La ci darem la mano (from Don Giovanni)

Prokofiev:

Montagues And Capulets (from Romeo and Juliet)

Saint-Saëns:

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

Verdi:

Nel dì della vittoria … Ambizioso spirto … Vieni t'affretta! … Or tutti sorgete (from Macbeth)

Wagner:

Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond (from Die Walküre)


Anna Netrebko, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Olga Borodina, Plácido Domingo, Alexei Markov, Yevgeny Nikitin, Ildar Abdrazakov, René Pape, Mikhail Petrenko, Sergei Semishkur (Opera), Olga Esina, Kim Kimin, Anastasia Kolegova, Yekaterina Kondaurova, Ulyana Lopatkina, Alexander Sergeyev, Vladimir Shklyarov, Oxana Skorik, Diana Vishneva (Principal Dancers and Soloists of the Mariinsky Ballet), Yuri Bashmet (viola), Leonidas Kavakos (violin), Denis Matsuev (piano)

Ballet, Chorus and Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev

The Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg is one of the most prestigious opera and ballet venues in the world. Built in 1860 and named in honour of Maria Alexandrovna of Hesse-Darmstadt, wife of Czar Alexander II, it is home to the famous Mariinsky Ballet as well as numerous international stars and ensembles. After the turn of the millennium it was painstakingly restored; and since 2013, St. Petersburg’s Theatre Square has been crowned with the “Mariinsky II” an imposing new arts and performance venue. At its inauguration on May 2, 2013, the highly gifted conductor Valery Gergiev led a veritable who’s who of the classical music world. Featuring gems from opera, orchestral music and ballet, and with modern dance interludes, the programme encompassed the history of the legendary venue from its beginnings to the present day. This broad historical span was symbolically represented by a bridge connecting the Mariinsky Theatre and the Mariinsky II. Arthaus Musik is now offering you a unique opportunity to own an enduring reminder of this unique performance, in which stars including Anna Netrebko, Plácido Domingo, Olga Borodina, Vladimir Shklyarov and René Pape supported by the Mariinsky Theatre chorus, orchestra and ballet celebrate the spirit of this illustrious establishment.

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“The ballet excerpts highlight stunning technical control over bravura…the basses generally win the day, Mikhail Petrenko offering a sonorous ‘Ey Ukhnem!’ and Evgeny Nikitin an imposing Boris Godunov…[and] Olga Borodina walks away with the vocal honours for her voluptuous Dalila.” Classical Music

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Gala Mariinsky II

Gala Mariinsky II

Live recording from Mariinsky II in St. Petersburg, May 2, 2013


includes

Bizet:

Les tringles des sistres tintaient (from Carmen)

Gounod:

Le veau d'or est toujours debout (from Faust)

Mozart:

La ci darem la mano (from Don Giovanni)

Prokofiev:

Montagues And Capulets (from Romeo and Juliet)

Saint-Saëns:

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

Verdi:

Nel dì della vittoria … Ambizioso spirto … Vieni t'affretta! … Or tutti sorgete (from Macbeth)

Wagner:

Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond (from Die Walküre)


With Ildar Abdrazakov, Olga Borodina, Plácido Domingo, Alexei Markov, Anna Netrebko, Yevgeny Nikitin, René Pape, Mikhail Petrenko, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Sergei Semishkur (Opera), Olga Esina, Kim Kimin, Anastasia Kolegova, Yekaterina Kondaurova, Ulyana Lopatkina, Alexander Sergeyev, Vladimir Shklyarov, Oxana Skorik, Diana Vishneva (Principal Dancers and Soloists of the Mariinsky Ballet), Yuri Bashmet (viola), Leonidas Kavakos (violin), Denis Matsuev (piano)

Ballet, Chorus and Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev

The Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg is one of the most prestigious opera and ballet venues in the world. Built in 1860 and named in honour of Maria Alexandrovna of Hesse-Darmstadt, wife of Czar Alexander II, it is home to the famous Mariinsky Ballet as well as numerous international stars and ensembles. After the turn of the millennium it was painstakingly restored; and since 2013, St. Petersburg’s Theatre Square has been crowned with the “Mariinsky II” an imposing new arts and performance venue. At its inauguration on May 2, 2013, the highly gifted conductor Valery Gergiev led a veritable who’s who of the classical music world. Featuring gems from opera, orchestral music and ballet, and with modern dance interludes, the programme encompassed the history of the legendary venue from its beginnings to the present day. This broad historical span was symbolically represented by a bridge connecting the Mariinsky Theatre and the Mariinsky II. Arthaus Musik is now offering you a unique opportunity to own an enduring reminder of this unique performance, in which stars including Anna Netrebko, Plácido Domingo, Olga Borodina, Vladimir Shklyarov and René Pape supported by the Mariinsky Theatre chorus, orchestra and ballet celebrate the spirit of this illustrious establishment.

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The Britannic Organ, Vol. 9: Welte's organists and Edwin Lemare

The Britannic Organ, Vol. 9: Welte's organists and Edwin Lemare


Bossi, M E:

Chant du soir, Op. 92 No. 1

Ave Maria, Op. 104, No. 2

Buck, D:

Concert Variations on 'The Star-Spangled Banner', Op. 23

Eddy:

Festival Prelude and Fugue, 'Old Hundredth'

Farnam:

Toccata on O Filii et Filiae

Faulkes:

Festival March, Op. 128 No. 1

Friml:

California Suite, Op. 57: Orange Blossoms

Gounod:

La Reine de Saba: Cortege

Guilmant:

Sonata No. 1 in D minor for organ, Op. 42

Marche funèbre et chant séraphique, Op. 17

Caprice in B flat major, Op. 20 No. 3

Harker, F F:

In the Twilight, Op. 43 No. 1

Humperdinck:

Hänsel & Gretel Overture

Lemare:

Rondo Capriccio in A - A Study in Accents, Op. 64

Andantino in D flat Op. 83 No. 2 (‘Moonlight and Roses')

Symphony No. 2 in D minor, Op. 50: Scherzo

Symphony No. 2 in D minor, Op. 50: Adagio patetico

Rheinberger:

Sonata No. 3 (Pastorale), Op. 88

Saint-Saëns:

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

Danse macabre, Op. 40

Sandiford Turner:

Scherzo in F minor

Thiele, L:

Theme and Variations in A flat major


The recording studio of the Welte firm on 5th Avenue with the organists Clarence Eddy, Samuel Atkinson Baldwin, Lynnwood Farnam, Richard Epstein & Edwin H. Lemare

The firm of M. Welte & Söhne maintained a branch in New York from 1865 until 1917 under the name of M. Welte & Sons. It had been established by Emil Welte (1841–1923, son of the company‘s founder); he lived in the USA permanently, only rarely visiting Freiburg. A recording studio with a grand piano for making piano recordings and a recording organ could be found at the best address on 5th Avenue. Piano recordings of the Welte firm were thus not only made in Freiburg im Breisgau from 1905 until 1932, but also in New York.

“the organ’s roll player mechanism provides us with two CDs of quite incredible testimony by organists whose playing was never captured by microphones” Choir & Organ, May 2015 *****

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Singers of the Paris Opera - Denise Scharley 1917-2011

Singers of the Paris Opera - Denise Scharley 1917-2011


Bizet:

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

Près des remparts de Séville (Séguedille) (from Carmen)

Les tringles des sistres tintaient (from Carmen)

Carreau! Pique! La mort! (from Carmen)

Massenet:

Il faut nous séparer (Werther)

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

Va! Laisse couler mes larmes (from Werther)

Ne me refuse pas (from Hérodiade)

Vous etes mon seigneur (from Don Quichotte)

Menotti:

Afraid, am I afraid? (The Medium)

Poulenc:

Dialogues des Carmélites: Une cellule de l'infirmerie

Saint-Saëns:

Amour, viens aider ma faiblesse (Samson et Dalila)

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

Tchaikovsky:

Countess's Scene (from Pique Dame)


Denise Scharley (mezzo)

With her unique mezzo contralto voice, Denise Scharley was able to make an impression in all the great roles of her repertoire. Admired by Francis Poulenc, Scharley remains in the opinion of many, unmatched to this day in the role of the Prioress in Les Dialogues des Carmelites.

She also had the temperament of a tragic actress as she demonstrates on this CD as Carmen, Charlotte from Werther (Massenet) and Dalila from Saint-Saens.

An interesting document of her most famous performances.

“Scharley's warm, firm mezzo pours forth over its whole range, shown well in 'Va! Laisse couler mes larmes' (Werther), for example…a fine voice it is, worthy of collecting.” International Record Review, March 2015

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Callas à Paris I (1961)

Callas à Paris I (1961)


Bizet:

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

Près des remparts de Séville (Séguedille) (from Carmen)

Charpentier, G:

Depuis le jour (from Louise)

Gluck:

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

Divinités du Styx (from Alceste)

Gounod:

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

Massenet:

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

Saint-Saëns:

Printemps qui commence (from Samson et Dalila)

Samson, recherchant ma présence…Amour, viens aider ma faiblesse (from Samson et Dalila)

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

Thomas, Ambroise:

Ah, pour ce soir...Je suis Titania (from Mignon)


Callas never sang a role in French on stage, though she had studied French repertoire as a student and one of her most famous roles, Cherubini’s Medea, had originally been written in French as Médée. From the early 1960s she made her home in Paris, where in 1961 she recorded this recital of French-language arias for both soprano and mezzo-soprano, composed in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. ‘The recital … is a tour de force of sympathetic interpretation,’ wrote Gramophone after her death. ‘The range is astounding, so much so that hearing the record is both an inspiring and upsetting experience; not merely because of the sense of the early loss of so great an artist [as Callas], but because the plights of these great human archetypes – Orpheus, Alceste, Carmen, Dalila, Chimène and Juliet – are themselves so uplifting and disturbing as Callas presents them to us … Records like this change people’s lives.’

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Maria Callas: Pure

Maria Callas: Pure


Bellini:

Casta Diva (from Norma)

Bizet:

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

Les tringles des sistres tintaient (from Carmen)

Catalani:

Ebben? Ne andrò lontana (from La Wally)

Cilea:

Ecco: respiro appena. Io son l'umile ancella (from Adriana Lecouvreur)

Donizetti:

Il dolce suono mi colpì di sua voce! … Spargi d'amaro pianto (from Lucia di Lammermoor)

Giordano, U:

La mamma morta (from Andrea Chénier)

Gluck:

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

Puccini:

O mio babbino caro (from Gianni Schicchi)

Vissi d'arte (from Tosca)

Donde lieta usci (from La Bohème)

Rossini:

Una voce poco fa (from Il barbiere di Siviglia)

Saint-Saëns:

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

Verdi:

È strano! è strano!...Ah! fors è lui...Sempre libera (from La Traviata)

D'amor sull'ali rosee (from Il Trovatore)

Ave Maria (from Otello)


Maria Callas (soprano)

One of the 20th century’s most legendary and enduring icons, Maria Callas was both a glamorous diva and a global superstar who captivated audiences worldwide with her vivid and passionate performances. This disc features Callas in a glittering selection of opera favourites that showcase her unique voice and her heart-breaking portrayal of tragic heroines.

Opera singers come and go, but just a few – the legends – live on. And Maria Callas was the greatest legend of them all, though not just for the wonder of her voice. She changed the way people thought about opera, but she also became famous as the glamorous celebrity who fell in love with Aristotle Onassis, leaving her elderly husband to live with him on his yacht Christina and enjoy the high life with the international jet set. Of course it ended badly. She lived her life like one of her own tragic heroines who (as women tend to do in opera) sing, suffer and die. And her own death came at just 53, after a dazzling but short career that took in heavy roles alongside decorative, nightingale-like ones – ignoring the established rules of vocal health and probably explaining why her voice finally gave out as it did. But in that time she did extraordinary things, using the muscle of those heavy heroines to empower the nightingales with strength and depth of feeling nobody had thought to offer them before. She gave them credibility as drama. Her performances were absolute and self-exposing: she held nothing back. And she was even tougher on herself than she could be on others – which is why her voice was never quite the flawless instrument singers are meant to cultivate. Her personality was far too volatile and too self-sacrificing in its love affair with risk. In the mythology of opera, though, that’s what the audience demands. We want the diva to be both a goddess and a slave: to give her life for art. We thrill to the dimension of that sacrifice. And Callas dutifully obliged.

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Marian Anderson: Rare Live Broadcast Performances 1944-1951

Marian Anderson: Rare Live Broadcast Performances 1944-1951


Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV68 'Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt: Mein glaubiges Herze

Komm süsser Tod, BWV478

Christmas Oratorio, BWV248: Bereite dich, Zion

Bellini:

Odiò la pastorella

Bononcini, G B:

Calfurnia: The Trumpet is calling (Un'ombra di pace)

Brahms:

Von ewiger Liebe, Op. 43 No. 1

Burleigh, H T:

Deep River

My Way's Cloudy

Hard Trials

Fauré:

Après un rêve, Op. 7 No. 1

Handel:

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

Per rapir quel tesoro... Un cenno leggiadretto (from Serse)

Vanne, segui'l mio desio (from Floridante)

Mozart:

Exsultate, jubilate, K165 - Alleluia

Saint-Saëns:

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

Schubert:

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

Die Allmacht, D852

Sibelius:

Solitude from Belshazzar's Feast Op. 51

Verdi:

O don fatale (from Don Carlo)


Marian Anderson (contralto)

Previously unpublished radio performances by one of the greatest vocal artists of the twentieth century. This collection presents Anderson in a wide range of repertoire, including songs and arias by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Verdi, Brahms, Fauré, Saint-Saëns, and Sibelius, as well as spirituals. Booklet includes notes by Anderson biographer Allan Keiler. 72 minutes in glorious Mono.

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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

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Naive 15th Anniversary Limited Editions: Marie-Nicole Lemieux

Naive 15th Anniversary Limited Editions: Marie-Nicole Lemieux


Berlioz:

Ah! Je vais mourir (from Les Troyens)

Bizet:

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

Cherubini:

Ah! Nos peines seront communes (from Médée)

Halévy:

Sous leur sceptre… Humble fille des champs (from Charles VI)

Handel:

Fair virtue shall charm me (from Alexander Balus, HWV 65)

Fury with red sparkling eyes (from Alexander Balus, HWV 65)

Destructive War, thy limits know (from Belshazzar)

Great victor, at your feet I bow (from Belshazzar)

My father! Ah! methinks I see (from Hercules, HWV 60)

Prophetic raptures swell my breast (from Joseph And His Brethren, HWV 59)

Oh peerless maid; Our limpid streams (from Joshua, HWV64)

From this dread scene (Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63)

Solomon: Welcome as the dawn of day

Can I see my infant gor'd (from Solomon, HWV 67)

Crystal streams in murmurs flowing: Susanna

As With Rosy Steps (from Theodora)

Theodora, HWV 68: Oh! that I on wings could rise

Streams of Pleasure (from Theodora)

To thee, thou glorious son of worth (from Theodora)

Massenet:

Ne me refuse pas (from Hérodiade)

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

Saint-Saëns:

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

Thomas, Ambroise:

Connais-tu le pays (from Mignon)

Wormser:

Clytemnestre: Qu’Apollon soit loué… Ombre d’Agamemnon


“a real find, not only for the music-making but also for the choice of repertoire …Handel lovers will need no persuasion from me to acquire this set and get the romantic arias in the bargain. Those still not won over, Handelians in spe, should grab the opportunity to explore these riches.” MusicWeb International, 22nd December 2014

Naive 15th Anniversary Limited Editions - NC40039

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Opera Breve

Opera Breve


Castelnuovo-Tedesco:

Paraphrase on 'Largo al factotum' from Rossini's 'Il barbiere di Siviglia'

Donizetti:

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

arr. Quint

Falla:

Danse Espagnole (from La Vida Breve)

arr. Kreisler

Gershwin:

Porgy and Bess - Suite

arr. Heifetz

Gluck:

Orfeo ed Euridice: Mélodie

arr. Kreisler

Humperdinck:

Abendsegen 'Abends will ich schlafen gehn' (Hänsel und Gretel)

arr. Quint

Raff:

Cavatina for violin & piano (or orchestra), Op. 85 No. 3

Saint-Saëns:

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

Strauss, R:

Morgen, Op. 27 No. 4

arr. Maisky

Tchaikovsky:

Kuda, Kuda 'Lensky's Aria' (from Eugene Onegin)

arr. Auer


Philippe Quint (violin), Lily Maisky (piano)

For his new project with Avanticlassic, internationally acclaimed violinist Philippe Quint is joined by rising star pianist Lily Maisky for a unique recital featuring the most beloved Operatic transcriptions.

Recorded with the legendary 1708 "Ruby" Stradivari, Opera Breve will allow you to (re)discover such gems as Figaro's aria from Il Barbiere di Siviglia, ‘Una Furtiva Lagrima from l’Elisir d’Amore, Lensky’s Aria from Eugene Onegin, ‘Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix’ from Samson and Delilah and Jascha Heifetz's clever arrangements from Porgy and Bess.

Taped at the Teldex studio –famous for its legendary acoustic– in 5 HD channels, this program is not only a tribute to one of the leading violinists of our generation; it is also a feast to the ears. From the fiery virtuosity of la Vida Breve, to the overtly humorous Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Philippe Quint and Lily Maisky will offer you an exquisite hour with the most beloved opera aria transcriptions in superlative interpretations.

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