Dvorak: Mesícku na nebi hlubokém 'Song to the Moon' (from Rusalka) (O Silver Moon, Lieblicher Mond)

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Sommernachtskonzert

Sommernachtskonzert

Summer Night Concert 2017


Dvorak:

Carnival Overture, Op. 92

Za tihlou Gazelou (from Armida)

Renée Fleming (soprano)

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

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Humperdinck:

Hänsel & Gretel Overture

Rachmaninov:

Twilight, Op.21 No. 3

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Ne poy, krasavitsa, pri mne, Op. 4 No. 4

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Spring torrents, Op. 14 No.11

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Stravinsky:

The Firebird: Danse infernale du roi Kastchei

Berceuse from The Firebird

Finale from The Firebird

Tchaikovsky:

Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66 - Pas d'action

Waltz from Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66

Williams, John:

Hedwig's Theme (from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone)


Fairytales and myths have inspired composers from time immemorial, and audiences, too, have invariably been enthralled by the unending struggle between good and evil. Central to the Vienna Philharmonic’s 2017 Summer Night Concert are German, French, Russian and Czech fairytales as well as a contemporary fantasy figure that is Anglo-Saxon in origin.

In 2017 the Summer Night Concert will again be conducted by one of the most distinguished musicians of our time. Christoph Eschenbach, who also conducted the 2014 Summer Night Concert, is in demand as a guest conductor for prominent orchestras and opera houses worldwide. Since 2010 he has been musical director of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C. Having begun his career as a pianist, he learned conducting under George Szell and Herbert von Karajan. Since making his debut as a conductor in 1972, he has led renowned orchestras, including the Tonhalle-Orchester in Zurich, the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

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Golijov: Azul

Golijov: Azul


 

Ascending Bird

Siamak Aghaei (1974- ) & Colin Jacobsen (1978- )

Dvorak:

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

arr. Jesse Diener-Bennett

Yo-Yo Ma (cello)

Golijov:

Cello Concerto 'Azul'

Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Michael Ward-Bergeman (hyper-accordian), Jamey Haddad (percussion) & Cyro Baptista (percussion)

Stevens, S-J:

Suite from Run Rabbit Run

arr. Michael P. Atkinson

Yo-Yo Ma (cello)

The Knights, Eric Jacobsen

Stockhausen:

Tierkreis, Op. 41: Leo

arr. Caroline Shaw


Yo-Yo Ma (cello)

Azul, the evocative Spanish word for ‘blue’, is the title of the contemplative cello concerto by Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov. It forms the centrepiece of this album by Brooklyn-based orchestral collective The Knights, which takes the skies as its theme. Today’s most celebrated cellist, Yo-Yo Ma, joins The Knights for the concerto and for a transcription of Dvořák’s poignant ‘Song to the Moon’. The diverse and fascinating programme is completed with music by the contemporary Iranian composer Siamak Aghae, visionary avant-gardist Karlheinz Stockhausen and eclectic singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens.

“[The Knights] has evolved into one of the most intriguing and dynamic advocates for music of our time, particularly devoted to what is emerging as a new formal style: sonic landscapes that are generally lush, lyrical, eclectic in instrumentation and melodic forms, and given to the expansive and hypnotic vistas of minimalism without the strict dependence on repetition” Gramophone Magazine, May 2017

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The Kiss

The Kiss


Bizet:

Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante (from Carmen)

Cilea:

Adriana Lecouvreur: Intermezzo, Act II

Io son l'umile ancella (from Adriana Lecouvreur)

Dvorak:

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

Gounod:

Ah! Je ris de me voir (from Faust)

Massenet:

Dis-moi que je suis belle (from Thaïs)

Puccini:

Si, mi chiamano Mimi (from La Bohème)

Rimsky Korsakov:

Tsvetï moi! (Servilia)

Smetana:

The Kiss Overture

Vendulka"s Lullaby (from The Kiss)

Tchaikovsky:

Puskay pogibnu ya 'Tatiana's Letter Scene' (from Eugene Onegin)

Verdi:

Tacea la notte (from Il Trovatore)

Come in quest'ora bruna (from Simon Boccanegra)


Nicole Car (soprano)

Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Andrea Molino

Nicole is one of the brightest stars on the international opera scene. In October 2015 she made a sensational debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden to unanimous critical acclaim, singing Micaëla in Carmen; in December 2015 she returned to Covent Garden in the lead role in Eugene Onegin opposite Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Nicole has been known to Australian audiences for several years through her major roles for Opera Australia; she has already won the 2013 Neue Stimmen competition (Germany) and received nominations in the International Opera Awards and Australia’s Helpmann Awards.

The Kiss surveys the arias that have made Nicole’s name: 19th-century gems, both well known and unjustly neglected, that showcase the outstanding beauty, unforced lyricism and compelling passion of her voice. At the heart of the disc stands the ‘Letter Scene’ from Eugene Onegin – Nicole’s performances of which have astounded audiences across the world. Her passion for Russian repertoire continues with music by Rimsky-Korsakov.

A gorgeous and rarely recorded lullaby by Smetana from the opera Hubička (The Kiss) gives the album its name, and the themes of intimacy and love that feature throughout the recording. From Rusalka asking the silver moon to shine on her beloved prince, so far away, to Amelia in Simon Boccanegra eagerly awaiting her lover’s arrival; from Servilia lamenting her fate, torn between love and duty, to Gounod’s Marguerite trembling with excitement as she sees herself in new-found jewels – this is an album of beguiling, passionate gems sung by one of the finest voices of today.

“[Car] possesses a lovely lyric soprano, not a glamorous sound, but full of dewy freshness, nowhere more so than in Mimì’s aria, where the voice has a rosy bloom” Gramophone Magazine, June 2016

“Car's Tatyana is a magnificent vocal characterisation.” BBC Music Magazine, July 2016

BBC Music Magazine

Opera Choice - July 2016

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Inge Borkh & Ljuba Welitsch - The Decca Recitals

Inge Borkh & Ljuba Welitsch - The Decca Recitals


Beethoven:

Ah! Perfido, Op. 65

Cilea:

Io son l'umile ancella (from Adriana Lecouvreur)

Debussy:

L'annee en vain...Cependent les soirs (from L'enfant Prodigue)

Dvorak:

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

Giordano, U:

La mamma morta (from Andrea Chénier)

Gluck:

Divinités du Styx (from Alceste)

Lehár:

Zigeunerliebe (Gipsy Love): Lied und Csárdas

Viljalied (from Die lustige Witwe)

Einer wird kommen (from Der Zarewitsch)

Mascagni:

Voi lo sapete o mamma (from Cavalleria rusticana)

Millöcker:

Ich habe Liebe schon genossen...Ich schenk' mein Herz (from Die Dubarry)

Siecynski:

Wien, Wien nur du Allein (Vienna, City of My Dreams)

Strauss, R:

Ah! Du wolltest mich nicht deinen Mund küssen lassen (from Salome)

Tchaikovsky:

Uzh polnoch' blizitsya (from Pique Dame)

Verdi:

La luce langue (from Macbeth)

Son giunta … Madre, pietosa Vergine (from La Forza del Destino)

Ecco l'orrido campo … Ma dall'arido stelo divulsa (from Un ballo in maschera)

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

Ecco l'orrido campo … Ma dall'arido stelo divulsa (from Un ballo in maschera)

Morrò, ma prima in grazia (from Un Ballo in Maschera)

Weber:

Ozean, du Ungeheuer (from Oberon)


Inge Borkh (soprano) & Ljuba Welitsch (soprano)

These recordings of the voices of Inge Borkh and Ljuba Welitsch are very fine examples of the art of the dramatic soprano from the 1950s and early 1960s. Borkh acquired a considerable reputation as Aida, Tosca, Turandot, and Medea in Cherubini’s opera of the same name, as well as Leonora in Fidelio. On this anthology, bringing together her recital records for Decca, we are given two mixed recitals and one of three great operatic scenes (Beethoven, Strauss, Weber).

Bulgarian-born Ljuba Welitsch liked to sing and play the violin as a child and studied Philosophy at Sofia University she began to train her voice at the Sofia Conservatory and then in Vienna at the Music Academy. It was in Vienna that her performance as the Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos attracted the attention of Richard Strauss who suggested that she sing Salome. Her first Salome was in 1944 at a performance conducted by the composer himself to mark his 80th birthday. By the mid-1950s Welitsch had begun to switch to smaller roles and comic parts after having driven her voice mercilessly and undergoing a throat operation. Her only recital disc for Decca (and one of her very few studio recordings) was recorded in Vienna in 1950. By way of a ‘bonus’ we have Rudolf Sieczyński’s nostalgic song ‘Wien, Wien, nur du allein’ from Vienna, City of my Dreams, composed in 1913 and performed here in a 1960 recording of Die Fledermaus as part of a ‘gala’ featuring a host of famous singers at Prince Orlofsky’s ball. Welitsch had been coaxed out of retirement to take part in this bit of fun (which was not without precedent in Vienna) and her contribution is very moving.

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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.

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Rita Streich: Waltzes & Arias, Folk Songs & Lullabies

Rita Streich: Waltzes & Arias, Folk Songs & Lullabies


Acqua:

La Villanelle

Alabiev:

Solovej moj (The Nightingale)

Arditi:

Parla

Il Bacio

Czernik:

Chi sa nel mio giardino d'amore

Delibes:

Les filles de Cadix

Dvorak:

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

Flotow:

The Last Rose of Summer (Martha)

Godard, B:

Berceuse from Jocelyn

Marchesi:

La Folletta

Meyerbeer:

Ombra leggiera (from Dinorah)

Saint-Saëns:

Le Rossignol et la Rose - vocalise

Strauss, J, II:

Frühlingsstimmen Walzer Op. 410

Draußen im Sievering blüht schon der flieder (from Die Tänzerin Fanny Elssler)

Strauss, Josef:

Dorfschwalben aus Österreich - waltz, Op. 164

Suppe:

Hab' ich nur deine Liebe (from Boccaccio)

Verdi:

Lo spazzacamino

and folksongs


Rita Streich (soprano)

Rita Streich, famed for her peerless coloratura, for her Queen of the Night and her performances of Olympia in Les contes d’Hoffmann and Blonde in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Rita Streich, often dubbed a ‘singing nightingale’ also took time out from a busy career to record miniatures. Several LPs, combined over two (now deleted) Deutsche Grammophon ‘Originals’ are here combined into a 2CD set, showcasing the soprano in popular opera arias, waltz-songs, folk songs (English, American, Russian, Japanese and Yiddish) and lullabies. The waltzes stem from the melodic treasury of the Viennese Strauss dynasty – music of yearning, enchantment and nostalgia, all abetted by Streich’s joyous coloratura. The folk songs and lullabies were recorded in Munich and in Regensburg, in 1962 and 1964. Note-writer Bernhard Uske, describes the result as ‘a glorious carpet of flowers’.

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Portrait of Pilar

Portrait of Pilar

Decca Most Wanted Recitals Vol. 27


Dvorak:

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

Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma, Giuseppe Patanè

Falla:

Vivan los que rien! (from La vida breve)

Neil Jenkins (tenor)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Ambrosian Singers, Jesús López-Cobos

Allí está riyendo (from La vida breve)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Jesús López-Cobos

Granados:

Goyescas: Quejas ó La Maja y el Ruiseñor

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Jesús López-Cobos

Mozart:

Don Ottavio, son morta!...Or sai chi l'onore (from Don Giovanni)

Ian Caley (tenor)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Jesús López-Cobos

Puccini:

Vissi d'arte (from Tosca)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Jesús López-Cobos

Sola, perduta, abbandonata (from Manon Lescaut)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Jesús López-Cobos

Senza mamma, o bimbo (from Suor Angelica)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Jesús López-Cobos

Tu? Tu? Piccolo iddio (from Madama Butterfly)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Jesús López-Cobos

Si, mi chiamano Mimi (from La Bohème)

Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma, Giuseppe Patanè

Chi il bel sogno di Doretta (from La Rondine)

Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma, Giuseppe Patanè

Un bel di vedremo (from Madama Butterfly)

Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma, Giuseppe Patanè

Tu che di gel sei cinta (from Turandot)

Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma, Giuseppe Patanè

O mio babbino caro (from Gianni Schicchi)

Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma, Giuseppe Patanè

Verdi:

Tu che le vanità (from Don Carlo)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Jesús López-Cobos

Wagner:

Einsam in trüben Tagen (from Lohengrin)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Jesús López-Cobos


Pilar Lorengar (soprano)

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Dvořák: Silent Woods

Dvořák: Silent Woods

Original works and transcriptions for cello and piano


Dvorak:

Sonatina for violin and piano in G major, Op. 100

Rondo in G minor for cello & piano, Op. 94, B. 171

Waldesruhe (Silent woods) for cello and orchestra, Op. 68 No. 5

Songs My Mother Taught Me, Op. 55 No. 4

Dobrú noc, má milá (Goodnight, My Darling), Op. 73 No. 1

Polonaise in A major for cello & piano or cello & orchestra, B94

Larghetto in G minor, Op. 75a, No. 4

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

Four Songs, Op. 82: No. 1, ‘Leave Me Alone’


On this disc, Christian Poltéra and Kathryn Stott chart the gradual development in Dvořák’s composition for cello.

The disc includes chamber works that Dvořák composed originally for cello and piano or arranged for the combination including Polonaise in A major, the Rondo in G minor and Silent Woods which was originally a piano duet.

Poltéra also presents his own transcriptions of several violin pieces and songs, including the Violin Sonatina, and Lasst mich allein, alongside the ever-popular Songs My Mother Taught Me and Song to the Moon from Rusalka.

Christian Poltéra and Kathryn Stott are regular chamber music partners and have previously recorded music by Honegger and Frank Martin.

“This recording bathes the listener in a stream of irresistable song that lingers in the memory weeks later. It also proves how well the composer's lyricism translates across timbre and sonority: this 'Song to the Moon' is as searingly effective as any I've heard sung...the recorded sound is ideal.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2013 ****

“[the Sonatina] works particularly well in its new baritone and tenor register...This attests to both the sensitive way in which Poltera has adapted the music to the cello medium and to the deft and affectionate manner in which he plays it. So natural does the Sonatina sound on the cello that you wonder why Dvorak himself never thought of doing it.” Gramophone Magazine, January 2013

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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.

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La bellezza del canto

La bellezza del canto


Donizetti:

Quel guardo il cavaliere (from Don Pasquale)

Prendi, per me sei libero (from L'Elisir d'amore)

Ah! tardai troppo...O luce di quest'anima (from Linda di Chamounix)

Regnava nel silenzio...Quando rapito in estasi (from Lucia di Lammermoor)

Dvorak:

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

Massenet:

Je marche sur tous les chemins (from Manon)

Offenbach:

Les oiseaux dans la charmille (from Les Contes d'Hoffmann)

Puccini:

Chi il bel sogno di Doretta (from La Rondine)

Rossini:

Non si dà follia maggiore (from Il Turco in Italia)

Assisa a' piè d'un salice (from Otello)

Strauss, J, II:

Mein Herr Marquis (from Die Fledermaus)

Verdi:

Caro nome (from Rigoletto)


Olga Peretyatko (soprano)

Munchner Rundfunkorchester, Miguel Gomez-Martinez

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