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Release Date: 10/17/2000 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8555037-38   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Claudio MonteverdiHenry PurcellGeorge Frideric HandelChristoph W. Gluck,   ... 
Performer:  Kym AmpsIngrid KertesiTeresa RingholzAndreas Marti,   ... 
Conductor:  Sergio VartoloLászló KovácsJohannes WildnerArnold Östman,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Musicale di San PetronioScholars Baroque EnsembleCamerata Budapest,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 38 Mins. 

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This 2-CD Set includes a 762 page book with information on operas and their composers biographies, as well as a glossary of musical and operatic terms. This 2-CD Set includes a 762 page book with information on operas and their composers biographies, as well as a glossary of musical and operatic terms. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
L'Orfeo: Ecco pur ch'a voi ritorno by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Sergio Vartolo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Musicale di San Petronio
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1607; Mantua, Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 42 Secs. 
2.
Dido and Aeneas, Z 626: Thy hand, Belinda...When I am laid in earth by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Kym Amps (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scholars Baroque Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
3.
Rinaldo, HWV 7: Armida dispietata...Lascia ch'io pianga mia cruda sorte by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Ingrid Kertesi (Soprano)
Conductor:  László Kovács
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Budapest
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1711; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
4.
Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Ingrid Kertesi (Soprano)
Conductor:  László Kovács
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Budapest
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
5.
Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance of the Blessed Spirits by Christoph W. Gluck
Conductor:  Johannes Wildner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 6 Secs. 
6.
Alceste: Ombre larve by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Teresa Ringholz (Soprano)
Conductor:  Arnold Östman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra,  Drottningholm Court Theatre Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1767; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
7.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Madamina, il catalogo č questo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Andreas Marti (Bass)
Conductor:  Konrad Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Mozart Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
Length: 5 Minutes 43 Secs. 
8.
Cosě fan tutte, K 588: Soave sia il vento by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Joanna Borowska (Soprano), Peter Mikulas (Bass), Rohangiz Yachmi (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Johannes Wildner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
9.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Non piů andrai farfallone amoroso by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Natale de Carolis (Baritone)
Conductor:  Piergiorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
10.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Der Hölle Rache by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Hellen Kwon (Soprano)
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Failoni Chamber Orchestra,  Hungarian Festival Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
11.
Fidelio, Op. 72: Abscheulicher!...Komm, Hoffnung by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Inga Nielsen (Soprano)
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian Radio Chorus,  Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 27 Secs. 
12.
L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Vincenzo La Scola (Tenor)
Conductor:  Piergiorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 12 Secs. 
13.
I puritani: Qui la voce sua soave by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Luba Orgonasova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 26 Secs. 
14.
La traviata: Un dě, felice by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Monika Krause (Soprano), Yordi Ramiro (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
15.
Nabucco: Va, pensiero by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Oliver Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Slovak Philharmonic Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
16.
Aida: Grand March by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Rico Saccani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 43 Secs. 
17.
Falstaff: E sogno, o realtŕ? by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Roberto Servile (Baritone)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 10 Secs. 
18.
Rigoletto: La donna č mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Yordi Ramiro (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Choir,  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
19.
Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Uwe Mund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 25 Secs. 
20.
Tannhäuser: Beglückt darf nun dich "Pilgrims' Chorus" by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Johannes Wildner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Choir,  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
21.
La Wally: Ebben?... Ne andrň lontana by Alfredo Catalani
Performer:  Miriam Gauci (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
22.
Rusalka, Op. 114/B 203: O moon high up "Song to the moon" by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Jana Valŕskovŕ (Soprano)
Conductor:  Johannes Wildner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Bohemia 
Length: 5 Minutes 55 Secs. 
23.
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luba Orgonasova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
24.
La Bohčme: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Jonathan Welch (Tenor)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
25.
Madama Butterfly: Un bel dě vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Miriam Gauci (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
26.
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Giorgio Lamberti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
27.
Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Thomas Harper (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Choir,  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
28.
Lakmé: Viens, Mallikŕ...Sous le dôme épais "Flower Duet" by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Adriana Kohútková (Soprano), Denisa Slepkovská (Soprano)
Conductor:  Johannes Wildner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 26 Secs. 
29.
Thaďs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  János Selmeczy (Violin)
Conductor:  György Selmeczi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Transylvania
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
30.
Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle "Habańera" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Graciela Alperyn (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Choir,  Bratislava Children's Choir,  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony
Written: 1873-1874 
Length: 4 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
31.
Les pęcheurs de perles: Au fond du temple saint by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Igor Morozov (Baritone), Janez Lotric (Tenor)
Conductor:  Johannes Wildner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 52 Secs. 
32.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Italy (1888).
Composition revised: Italy (1889). 
33.
Andrea Chénier: Come un bel dě di maggio by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Thomas Harper (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
34.
King Roger, Op. 46: Roxana's Song by Karol Szymanowski
Performer:  Barbara Zagórzanka (Soprano)
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918-1924; Poland 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
35.
Die tote Stadt, Op. 12: Glück, das mir verblieb "Mariettalied" by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Thomas Sunnegardh (Tenor), Katarina Dalayman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leif Segerstam
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Stockholm Opera Orchestra,  Royal Stockholm Opera Chorus,  Tomtberga School Children's Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 37 Secs. 
36.
I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Nicola Matinucci (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Choir,  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
37.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Largo al factotum by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Roberto Servile (Baritone)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Failoni Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
38.
Der Freischütz, J 277: Was gleicht wohl "Hunters' Chorus" by Carl Maria von Weber
Conductor:  Johannes Wildner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Slovak Philharmonic Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817-1821; Dresden, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 

Sound Samples

L'Orfeo: Sinfonia - Ecco pur ch'a voi
Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: When I am laid in earth
Rinaldo, HWV 7: Act II Scene 4: Lascia ch'io pianga (Let me Lament)
Serse (Xerxes), HWV 40: Act I: Ombra mai fu, "Largo"
Orphee et Euridice (Paris version): Orfeo ed Euridice, Act II: Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Alceste: Act I: Ombre larve
Don Giovanni, K. 527: Act I: Madamina!, il catalogo e questo, "Catalogue Aria"
Cosi fan tutte, K. 588: Act I: Soave sia il vento
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492, Act I: Non piu andrai
Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), K. 620: Act II: Der Holle Rache ... (Queen of the Night)
Fidelio, Op. 72: Act I: Abscheulicher!
Der Freischutz, J. 277: Der Freischutz, Act III: Was gleicht wohl auf Erden, "Huntsmen's Chorus"
Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville): Act I: Largo al factotum
L'elisir d'amore (The Elixir of Love): L'elisir d'amore, Act II: Una furtiva lagrima
I puritani: (The Puritans), Act II: Qui la voce sua soave
La traviata: Act I: Un di felice eterea, "Love Duet"
Nabucco: Act III: Va pensiero, "Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves"
Aida: Act II: Grand March
Falstaff: Act II: E sogno? o realita?
Rigoletto: Act III: La donna e mobile
Die Walkure: Act III: Ride of the Valkyries
Tannhauser: Act III: Begluckt darf nun dich, "Pilgrims' Chorus"
La Wally: Act I: Ebben? Ne andro lontana
Rusalka, Op. 114: Act I: O Silver Moon, "Song to the Moon"
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro
La boheme: Act I: Che gelida manina
Madama Butterfly: Act II: Un bel di, vedremo
Tosca: Act III: E lucevan le stelle
Turandot: Act III: Nessun dorma
Lakme: Act I: Dome epais, "Flower Duet"
Thais: Act II: Meditation
Carmen: Act I: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle, "Habanera"
Les pecheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers): Act I: Au fond du temple saint
Pagliacci: Act I: Recitar!... Vesti la giubba
Cavalleria rusticana: Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo
Andrea Chenier: Act IV: Come un bel di di maggio
Krol Roger (King Roger), Op. 46: King Roger, Act II: Roxana's aria
Die tote Stadt, Op. 12: Die tote Stadt, Act I: Gluck, das mir verblieb, "Marietta's Lied"

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