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

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The Complete Concert


Bellini:

Norma Overture

Mira, o Norma (from Norma)

Anna Netrebko (soprano) & Elina Garanca (mezzo-soprano)

Ah! Per sempre io ti perdei (from I Puritani)

Ludovic Tezier (baritone)

Casta Diva (from Norma)

Anna Netrebko (soprano)

Bizet:

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

Ramon Vargas (tenor) & Ludovic Tezier (baritone)

Votre toast je peux vous le rendre 'Toreador Song' (from Carmen)

Ludovic Tezier (baritone)

Chapí:

Al pensar en el dueno (from Las Hijas del Zebedeo)

Elina Garanca (mezzo-soprano)

Delibes:

Lakmé: Dôme épais (Flower Duet)

Anna Netrebko (soprano) & Elina Garanca (mezzo-soprano)

Donizetti:

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

Ramon Vargas (tenor)

Lehár:

Meine Lippen sie Kussen so heiss (from Giuditta)

Anna Netrebko (soprano)

Puccini:

O soave fanciulla (from La Bohème)

Anna Netrebko (soprano) & Ramon Vargas (tenor)

Rossini:

Nacqui all'affanno, al pianto...Non più mesta (from La Cenerentola)

Elina Garanca (mezzo-soprano)

Soirées musicales: La Danza

Ramon Vargas (tenor)

Saint-Saëns:

Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila

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

Elina Garanca (mezzo-soprano)

Verdi:

Dio, che nell'alma infondere (from Don Carlo)

Ramon Vargas (tenor) & Ludovic Tezier (baritone)

Quando le sere al placido (from Luisa Miller)

Ramon Vargas (tenor)

Per me giunto è il di (from Don Carlo)

Ludovic Tezier (baritone)

Bella figlia dell'amore (from Rigoletto)

Anna Netrebko (soprano), Elina Garanca (mezzo-soprano), Ramon Vargas (tenor) & Ludovic Tezier (baritone)

Libiamo, ne' lieti calici (from La Traviata)

Anna Netrebko (soprano), Elina Garanca (mezzo-soprano), Ramon Vargas (tenor) & Ludovic Tezier (baritone)


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Marian Anderson, Vol. I


Bach, J S:

Choral ‘Komm süßer Tod

Kosti Vehanen (piano)

Brahms:

Die Mainacht, Op. 43 No. 2

Kosti Vehanen (piano)

Giordani, G:

Caro mio ben

Handel:

Ch'io mai vi possa lasciar d'amare (from Siroe, re di Persia)

Kosti Vehanen (piano)

Te Deum in D major 'Dettingen', HWV283: Vouchsafe, O Lord

Kosti Vehanen (piano)

Messiah: He was despised

Lass' mich wandern (from L'Allegro, il Penseroso, ed il Moderato)

Kosti Vehanen (piano)

Martini, G B:

Plaisir d'amour

Saint-Saëns:

Amour, viens aider ma faiblesse (Samson et Dalila)

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

Schubert:

Die Forelle, D550

Kosti Vehanen (piano)

Der Tod und das Mädchen, D531

Kosti Vehanen (piano)

Ave Maria, D839

Kosti Vehanen (piano)

Aufenthalt D957 No. 5

Kosti Vehanen (piano)

Schumann:

Der Nussbaum, Op. 25 No. 3

Kosti Vehanen (piano)

Tchaikovsky:

Adieu, forêts (from Jeanne d'Arc)

trad.:

Trampin'

Kosti Vehanen (piano)

Oh, wasn't that a wide, wide river

Kosti Vehanen (piano)

Deep River

Kosti Vehanen (piano)

Heav'n, Heav'n

Kosti Vehanen (piano)

Summer night - Little song

Kosti Vehanen (piano)

Verdi:

O don fatale (from Don Carlo)


Marian Anderson (contralto)

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My Heart at Thy Sweet Voice

My Heart at Thy Sweet Voice

Music for the Wanamaker organ and flugelhorn


Bizet:

Carmen Suite No. 1

Debussy:

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

Duruflé:

Requiem, Op. 9: Lux aeterna

Ubi caritas, Op. 10 No. 1

Requiem, Op. 9: Pie Jesu

Elgar:

Sospiri, Op. 70

Gounod:

Funeral March of a Marionette

Grainger:

Shepherd's Hey

Hebble:

Homage to Fritz Kreisler (Londonderry Air)

Puccini:

Nessun dorma (from Turandot)

Rimsky Korsakov:

Mlada: Procession of the Nobles

Saint-Saëns:

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

Strauss, R:

Capriccio: Intermezzo (Moonlight Music)

Verdi:

Ave Maria (from Otello)

La traviata: Prelude to Act 1

Wagner:

Gesegnet soll sie schreiten (from Lohengrin)

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In the Mood for Tuba

In the Mood for Tuba


Galliano:

Tango pour Claude

Fables of Tuba

Grappelli:

Les Valseuses

Mascagni:

Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo

Mendez, R:

Romanza

Monti, V:

Csárdás

Saint-Saëns:

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

Vanbeselaere:

Convergences

Vaughan Williams:

Tuba Concerto in F minor

Villa-Lobos:

Tristorosa


Thomas Leleu (tuba)

Thomas Leleu Sextet & Orquesta Sinfonica de Lara, Tarcisio Barreto Ceballos

As the winner of the Victoires de la Musique Classique award (the French equivalent of the Grammy Awards) in 2012 at the age of 24, named instrumental soloist 'Revelation of the Year', Thomas Leleu is the first tuba player to obtain this coveted distinction.

At only 27, he is already enjoying a remarkable career: known as the young international star of the tuba, his musicality and astonishing deftness make him a unique genius of his instrument. In his hands, the instrument takes on a contemporary shine, revealing an almost infinite range, a delicacy and complexity that have rejuvenated it. With his determination to break down the barriers between classic and contemporary music, his eclecticism and his free, fun approach to concert playing, he is the ideal emissary of his instrument.

This album is an accomplishment in the life of a young artist and foundational in the world of music - it may well mark a decisive turning point. Leleu, who has retained all of his love for the stage and his exhilarating force, has once again turned to composition, an activity for which he possesses true talent but that he had to put aside while working on his instrument.

In 2012, Leleu founded the Thomas Leleu Sextet and became a godfather of the youth development and social change organisation El-Sistema-France. He is the Melton Meinl/Weston Artist and ambassador for the Buffet Group of wind instruments. Working with the prestigious German instrument manufacturer, he helped develop the 2250 TL 'French Touch' tuba that he now plays.

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Treasured Classics

Treasured Classics

Works for Violin & Piano


Brahms:

Hungarian Dance No. 2 in D minor

Gluck:

Orfeo ed Euridice: Mélodie

Gounod:

Ave Maria

Kreisler:

Praeludium and Allegro (in the style of Pugnani)

Rondo (after Mozart)

Spanish Dance

Massenet:

Meditation (from Thaïs)

Saint-Saëns:

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

Sarasate:

Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20

Shostakovich:

Romance (from The Gadfly)

Tchaikovsky:

Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op. 42: Mélodie in E flat major

Vladigerov:

Bulgarian Suite, Op. 21: Chant

Wieniawski:

Légende in G minor, Op. 17


Devorina Gamalova (violin/viola) & Krassimir Taskov (piano)

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Gala Mariinsky II

Gala Mariinsky II

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


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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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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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