Heather Harper

Biography

Born: May 8, 1930; Belfast, Ireland  
Heather Harper, one of the most recorded singers of her time, made an extraordinary transition from a lyric soprano in the English pastoral tradition to a spinto-weight artist of great power and authority. While her earliest appearances and recordings brought to mind such other singers as Isobel Baillie and Jennifer Vyvyan, her prime years showed a voice that had grown in size and roundness while retaining its initial flexibility. Many critics Read more have opined that her 1966 recording of Handel's Messiah remains unequaled. While she chose to avoid most of the Italian spinto repertory, her work in the mid-weight German operas of Wagner and Strauss was exemplary, as were her concert and oratorio performances. Harper premiered several works by both Benjamin Britten and Michael Tippett and was outstanding in the works of both composers.

Harper studied at the Trinity School of Music in London and made her operatic debut as Verdi's Lady Macbeth at Oxford University in 1954 -- an undertaking that was both out of step with her initial repertory and a precursor of things to come. Her first appearance at the Glyndebourne Festival took place in 1957 when she sang the First Lady in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. She returned to the Sussex countryside in 1960 in the same role and, in 1963, added the role of Anne in Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress. In 1966, she sang 12 Glyndebourne performances of Handel's Jephtha with such colleagues as Richard Lewis and Margaret Price. In 1960, she sang the role of Helena in Britten's Midsummer's Night Dream at Covent Garden with a cast handpicked by the composer and subsequently recorded. The Bayreuth Festival heard her Elsa in Lohengrin in 1967, not long after she had begun a series of collaborations with Sir George Solti, who was music director at Covent Garden from 1961 to 1971. Her long delayed Metropolitan Opera debut in 1977 offered her Countess in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro. She also sang her sympathetic and warm-voiced Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes there.

Harper was a distinguished singer of the concert repertory. It was to her that Britten turned in 1963 when authorities in the Soviet Union refused to grant travel permission to Russian soprano Galina Vishnevskaya, for whom the composer had written the soaring soprano part in his War Requiem. Harper stepped in and was acclaimed for her performance. Throughout the 1960s, Harper also recorded numerous works of Handel (Theodora, Judas Maccabaeus) as well as Classical period works by Haydn (The Seasons and several masses) and Beethoven (Missa Solemnis and the Symphony No. 9). Her recorded performances of Vaughan Williams (Symphonies 1 and 3) and Delius (Mass of Life and Requiem) achieved a fine balance between magisterial distance and passionate involvement. Her participation in Solti's recording of Mahler's Resurrection Symphony alerted many to a burgeoning instrument which was ideal for the lighter German dramatic repertory. She later sang with that conductor on his recording of Mahler's Symphony No. 8.

In the 1960s, Harper was brought to Chicago, where Solti was the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's music director, for many celebrated performances. She repeated the Mahler Symphony No. 2, sang in Haydn's Creation, performed Bach's Saint Matthew Passion on two separate occasions and participated with Carlo Maria Giulini in Rossini's Stabat Mater. In the latter, her two electrifying, perfectly-placed high Cs attested to the size and thrust of the mature voice.

Harper sang the premieres of both Britten's television opera, Owen Wingrave and Tippett's The Ice Break. Read less

Biography

Born: May 8, 1930; Belfast, Ireland  
Heather Harper, one of the most recorded singers of her time, made an extraordinary transition from a lyric soprano in the English pastoral tradition to a spinto-weight artist of great power and authority. While her earliest appearances and recordings brought to mind such other singers as Isobel Baillie and Jennifer Vyvyan, her prime years showed a voice that had grown in size and roundness while retaining its initial flexibility. Many critics Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Symphony
II. Comfort ye, My people
III. Ev?ry Valley shall be exalted
IV. And the glory of the Lord
V. Thus saith the Lord
VI. But who may abide the day of his coming
VII. And He shall purify the sons of Levi
VIII. Behold, a virgin shall conceive
IX. O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion
X. For behold, darkness shall cover
XI. The people that walked in darkness
XII. For unto us a Child is born
XIII. Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)
XIV. There were shepherds ? And lo, the angel of the Lord? And the angel said unto them? And suddenly
XV. Glory to God in the highest
XVI. Rejoice greatly, o daughter of Zion
XVII. Then shall the eyes of the blind
XVIII. He shall feed his Flock
XIX. His yoke is easy
XX. Behold the Lamb of God
XXI. He was despised
XXII. Surely He hath borne our griefs
XXIII. And with His stripes we are healed
XXIV. All we like sheep have gone astray
XXV. All they that see Him
XXVI. He trusted in God
XXVII. Thy rebuke hath broken His heart
XXVIII. Behold and see
XXIX. Lift up your heads
XXX. How beautiful are the feet
XXXI. Why do the nations so furiously rage together
XXXII. Let us break their bonds asunder
XXXIII. He that dwelleth in heaven ? Thou shalt break them
XXXIV. Hallelujah
XXXV. I know that me Redeemer liveth
XXXVI. Since by man came death
XXXVII. Behold, I tell you a mystery
XXXVIII. Worthy is the Lamb ? Amen
"Sire, Lord and Master"
"Jesus Went With His Disciples"
"O generous Love!"
"So That the Word Might Be Fulfilled"
"Thy Will Be Done, O God Of Love"
"The Band Then, Together With the Captain"
"To Release Me From the Prison"
"Simon Peter Also Followed Jesus From Afar"
"I'll Follow Thee Also"
"Now That Same Disciple Was Known Unto the High Priest"
"Ah, Who Would Dare To Smite Thee?"
"Now Annas Sent Him Bound Unto the High Priest"
"Ah! Take Flight"
"Peter, Who Denied His Lord"
"Christ, Who Gave Us Life and Light"
"Then Led They Jesus From Caiaphas To the Judgement"
"Ah, King Of Heaven"
"And Pilate Said Unto Him"
"Look Yonder, O My Soul"
"Consider, How His Body"
"And When the Soldiers Had Plaited a Crown Of Thorns"
"Thy Bonds, O Christ, Have Set Us Free"
"But the Jews Cried Out and Said"
"Haste, Ye Souls Forlorn and Weary"
"And There Crucified They Him"
"Within My Heart, O Saviour"
"And Then Did the Soldiers"
"When His Life Had Reached Its End"
"And From That Hour He Took Her Unto His Own Home"
"The End Is Nigh"
"My Dearest Saviour, Wilt Thou Answer?"
"And Then Behold, the Veil Of the Temple Was Rent"
"My Heart, Behold How All the World"
"With Torrents Of Weeping"
"The Jews Therefore, Because It Was the Preparation"
"Help Us, Son Of God Most High"
"And After This, Joseph Of Arimethea"
"Farewell, O Weary, Broken Body"
"Lord Jesus, When We Come To Die"
Symphony - Canzona
"Celebrate This Festival"
"Britain Now Thy Cares Beguile"
"Celebrate This Festival"
"'Tis Sacred, Bid The Trumpet Cease"
"Let Sullen Discord Smile"
"Crown The Altar, Deck The Shrine"
"Expected Spring At Last Is Come"
"April Who Till Now Has Mourn'd"
"Departing Thus You'll Hear Him Say"
"Happy Realm Beyond Expressing"
"While For a Righteous Cause He Arms"
"Return Fond Muse, The Thoughts Of War"
"Kindly Treat Maria's Day"
Overture
"From Harmony, From Heav'nly Harmony...When Nature Underneath A Heap"
" From Harmony, From Heav'nly Harmony"
"What Passion Cannot Music Raise And Quell"
"The Trumpet's Loud Clangour"
March
"But Bright Cecilia"
"As From Pow'r Of Sacred Lays"
"Peter Grimes!"
"You sailed your boat"
"Peter Grimes, I here advise you!"
"The truth...the pity..."
Interlude I: On the beach
"Oh, hang at open doors"
"Hi! give us a hand"
"I have to go from pub to pub"
"Let her among you"
"Look, the storm cone!"
"And do you prefer the storm"
"What harbour shelters peace"
Interlude II: The Storm
"Past time to close!"
"We live and let live"
"Have you heard?"
"Now the Great Bear and Pleiades"
"Old Joe has gone fishing"
Interlude III: Sunday morning by the beach
"Glitter of waves"
"Let this be a holiday"
"This unrelenting work"
"Fool to let it come to this!"
"What is it?"
"People!...No! I will speak!"
"We planned that their lives"
"Swallow! Shall we go"
"Now is gossip put on trial"
"From the gutter"
Interlude IV: Passacaglia
"Go there!"
"Now!...Now!"
"Peter Grimes! Nobody here?"
Interlude V: Evening
"Assign your prettiness to me"
"Pah!"
"Come along, Doctor!"
"Embroidery in childhood"
"Mr.Swallow!"
"Who holds himself apart"
Interlude VI: Fog
"Grimes! Grimes!"
"Peter, we've come to take you home"
"To those who pass the Borough"
Prologue
Interlude: Theme - Scene 1: The Journey
Interlude: Variation I - Scene 2: The Welcome
Interlude: Variation II - Scene 3: The Letter
Interlude: Variation III - Scene 4: The Tower
Interlude: Variation IV - Scene 5: The Window
Interlude: Variation V - Scene 6: The Lesson
Interlude: Variation VI - Scene 7: The Lake
Interlude: Variation VII - Scene 8: At Night
Interlude: Variation VIII - Scene 1: Colloquy and So- lioquy
Interlude: Variation IX - Scene 2: The Bells
Interlude: Variation X - Scene 3: Miss Jessel
Interlude: Variation XI - Scene 4: The Bedroom
Interlude: Variation XII - Scene 5: Quint
Interlude: Variation XIII - Scene 6: The Piano
Interlude: Variation XIV - Scene 7: Flora
Interlude: Variation XV - Scene 8: Miles
Kyrie
Gloria: Gloria in excelsis Deo
Gloria: Qui tollis
Gloria: Quoniam
Credo: Credo in unum Deum
Credo: Et incarnatus est
Credo: Et resurrexit
Sanctus: Sanctus
Sanctus: Benedictus
Agnus Dei: Agnus Dei
Agnus Dei: Dona nobis pacem
"Peter Grimes!"
"You sailed your boat"
"Peter Grimes, I here advise you!"
"The truth...the pity..."
Interlude I: On the beach
"Oh, hang at open doors"
"Hi! give us a hand"
"I have to go from pub to pub"
"Let her among you"
"Look, the storm cone!"
"And do you prefer the storm"
"What harbour shelters peace"
Interlude II: The Storm
"Past time to close!"
"We live and let live"
"Have you heard?"
"Now the Great Bear and Pleiades"
"Old Joe has gone fishing"
Interlude III: Sunday morning by the beach
"Glitter of waves"
"Let this be a holiday"
"This unrelenting work"
"Fool to let it come to this!"
"What is it?"
"People!...No! I will speak!"
"We planned that their lives"
"Swallow! Shall we go"
"Now is gossip put on trial"
"From the gutter"
Interlude IV: Passacaglia
"Go there!"
"Now!...Now!"
"Peter Grimes! Nobody here?"
Interlude V: Evening
"Assign your prettiness to me"
"Pah!"
"Come along, Doctor!"
"Embroidery in childhood"
"Mr.Swallow!"
"Who holds himself apart"
Interlude VI: Fog
"Grimes! Grimes!"
"Peter, we've come to take you home"
"To those who pass the Borough"
Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Part One: Hymnus "Veni creator spiritus" - "Veni creator spiritus"
Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Part One: Hymnus "Veni creator spiritus" - "Imple superna gratia"
Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Part One: Hymnus "Veni creator spiritus" - "Infirma nostri corporis"
Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Part One: Hymnus "Veni creator spiritus" - "Accende lumen sensibus"
Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Part One: Hymnus "Veni creator spiritus" - "Veni, Creator...Da gaudiorum praemia"
Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Part One: Hymnus "Veni creator spiritus" - "Gloria sit Patri Domino"
Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Part Two: Final scene from Goethe's "Faust" - Poco adagio: Waldung, sie schwankt heran
Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Part Two: Final scene from Goethe's "Faust" - "Ewiger Wonnebrand"
Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Part Two: Final scene from Goethe's "Faust" - "Wie Felsenabgrund mir zu Füßen"
Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Part Two: Final scene from Goethe's "Faust" - "Gerettet ist das edle Glied"
Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Part Two: Final scene from Goethe's "Faust" - "Uns bleibt ein Erdenrest"
Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Part Two: Final scene from Goethe's "Faust" - "Höchste Herrscherin der Welt"
Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Part Two: Final scene from Goethe's "Faust" - "Bei der Liebe, die den Fussen"
Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Part Two: Final scene from Goethe's "Faust" - "Neige, neige, du Ohnegleiche"
Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Part Two: Final scene from Goethe's "Faust" - "Blicket auf zum Retterblick"
Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Part Two: Final scene from Goethe's "Faust" - "Alles Vergängliche"
Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs) AV150 (Op. posth): 1. Frühling (Hesse)
Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs) AV150 (Op. posth): 2. September (Hesse)
Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs) AV150 (Op. posth): 3. Beim Schlafengehen (Hesse)
Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs) AV150 (Op. posth): 4. Im Abendrot (Eichendorff)
Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123 (1990 Digital Remaster): Kyrie
Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123 (1990 Digital Remaster), Gloria: Gloria in excelcis
Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123 (1990 Digital Remaster), Gloria: Qui tollis
Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123 (1990 Digital Remaster), Gloria: Quoniam tu solus sanctus
Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123 (1990 Digital Remaster), Credo: Credo in unum Deum
Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123 (1990 Digital Remaster), Credo: Et incarnatus est
Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123 (1990 Digital Remaster), Credo: Et resurrexit
Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123 (1990 Digital Remaster): Sanctus
Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123 (1990 Digital Remaster), Agnus Dei: Agnus Dei
Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123 (1990 Digital Remaster), Agnus Dei: Dona nobis pacem
Patience (or, Bunthorne's Bride): Overture
Patience (or, Bunthorne's Bride), Act I: Twenty lovesick maidens we (Maidens, Angela, Ella)
Patience (or, Bunthorne's Bride), Act I: Still brooding on their mad infatuation (Patience, Saphir, Angela, Maidens)
Patience (or, Bunthorne's Bride), Act I: I cannot tell what this love may be (Patience, Maidens)
Patience (or, Bunthorne's Bride), Act I: The soldiers of our Queen (Dragoons, Colonel Calverley)
Patience (or, Bunthorne's Bride), Act I: In a doleful train (Ella, Angela, Saphir, Maidens, Dragoons, Bunthorne)
Patience (or, Bunthorne's Bride), Act I: When I first put this uniform on (Colonel Calverley)
Patience (or, Bunthorne's Bride), Act I: Am I alone and unobserved? (Bunthorne)
Patience (or, Bunthorne's Bride), Act I: Long years ago, fourteen maybe (Patience, Angela)
Patience (or, Bunthorne's Bride), Act I: Prithee pretty maiden (Grosvenor, Patience)
Patience (or, Bunthorne's Bride), Act I: Let the merry cymbals sound (Maidens)
Patience (or, Bunthorne's Bride), Act I: Now tell us, we pray you (Duke, Colonel, Major, Dragoons, Bunthorne, Maidens)
Patience (or, Bunthorne's Bride), Act I: Your maiden hearts (Duke, Dragoons, Maidens)
Patience (or, Bunthorne's Bride), Act I: Come walk up and purchase with avidity (Bunthorne, Maidens, Dragoons, Jane, Patience)
Patience (or, Bunthorne's Bride), Act I: True love must single-hearted be (Patience, Bunthorne, Colonel, Major, Saphir, Angela)
Patience (or, Bunthorne's Bride), Act I: I hear the soft note (All)
Patience (or, Bunthorne's Bride), Act II: On such eyes as maidens cherish (Maidens)
Patience (or, Bunthorne's Bride), Act II: Sad is that woman's lot (Jane)
Patience (or, Bunthorne's Bride), Act II: Turn, oh turn in this direction (Maidens)
Patience (or, Bunthorne's Bride), Act II: A magnet hung in a hardware shop (Grosvenor, Maidens)
Patience (or, Bunthorne's Bride), Act II: Love is a plaintive song (Patience)
Patience (or, Bunthorne's Bride), Act II: So go to him and say to him (Jane, Bunthorne)
Patience (or, Bunthorne's Bride), Act II: It's clear that medieval art alone retains its zest (Duke, Major, Colonel)
Patience (or, Bunthorne's Bride), Act II: If Saphir I choose to marry (Duke, Major, Saphir, Angela, Colonel)
Patience (or, Bunthorne's Bride), Act II: When I go out of door (Bunthorne, Grosvenor)
Patience (or, Bunthorne's Bride), Act II: I'm a Waterloo House young man (Grosvenor, Maidens)
Patience (or, Bunthorne's Bride), Act II: After much debate internal (Duke, Bunthorne, All)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster): Overture
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act I, Scena prima: Notte e giorno faticar (Leporello)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act I, Scena prima: Non sperar, se non m'uccidi (Donna Anna/Don Giovanni/Leporello)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act I, Scena prima: Lasciala, indegno! (Commendatore/Don Giovanni/Leporello)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act I, Scena prima: Leporello, ove sei? (Don Giovanni/Leporello)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act I, Scena prima: Ah! Del padre in periglio (Donna Anna/Don Ottavio)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act I, Scena prima: Fuggi, crudele, fuggi! (Donna Anna/Don Otavio)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act I, Scena seconda: Orsù, spicciati presto (Don Giovanni/Leporello)
Ah, chi mi dice mai (Donna Elvira/Don Giovanni/Leporello) from Don Giovanni K527
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act I, Scena seconda: Madamina il catalogo è questo (Leporello)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act I, Scena terza: Giovinette, che fate all' amore (Zerlina/Coro/Masetto
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act I, Scena terza: Ho capito, signor sì (Masetto)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act I, Scena terza: Là ci darem la mano (Don Giovanni/Zerlina)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act I, Scena terza: Fermati, scellerato! (Donna Elvira/Zerlina/Don Giovanni)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act I, Scena terza: Ah, fuggi il traditor (Donna Elvira)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act I, Scena terza: Non ti fidar (Don Giovanni/Don Ottavio/Donna Anna/Donna Elvira)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act I, Scena terza: Povera sventurata! (Don Giovanni)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act I, Scena terza: Don Ottavio, son morta (Donna Anna/Don Ottavio)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act I, Scena terza: Or sai chi l'onore (Donna Anna)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act I, Scena terza: Finch' han dal vino (Don Giovanni)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act I, Scena quarta: Batti, batti, o bel Masetto (Zerlina)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act I, Scena quarta: Presto, presto, pria ch'ei venga (Masetto/Zerlina/Don Giovanni/Coro)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act I, Scena quarta: Tra quest'arbori celata (Zerlina/Don Giovanni/Masetto)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act I, Scena quarta: Bisogna aver corragio (Donna Elvira/Don Ottavio/Donna Anna/Leporello/Don Giovanni)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act I, Scena quarta: Protegga il giusto cielo (Donna Anna/Don Ottavio/Donna Elvira)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act I, Scena quinta: Riposate, vezzose ragazze (Don Giovanni/Leporello/Masetto/Zerlina)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act I, Scena quinta: Venite pur avanti (Leporello/Don Giovanni/Donna Anna/Donna Elvira/Don Ottavio/Masetto/Zerlina)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act I, Scena quinta: Ecco il birbo (Don Giovanni/Leporello/Don Ottavio/Donna Anna/Donna Elvira)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act I, Scena quinta: Trema trema, o scellerato! (Tutti)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act II, Scena prima: Eh via, buffone (Don Giovanni/Leporello)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act II, Scena prima: Ah, taci in giusto core (Donna Elvira/Leporello/Don Giovanni)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act II, Scena prima: Deh! vieni alla finestra (Don Giovanni)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act II, Scena prima: Metà di voi qua vadano (Don Giovanni)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act II, Scena prima: Vedrai, carino (Zerlina)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act II, Scena seconda: Sola sola in buio loco (Donna Elvira/Leporello/Don Ottavio/Donna Anna/Zerlina/Masetto)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act II, Scena seconda: Mille torbidi pensieri (Donna Elvira/Leporello/Don Ottavio/Donna Anna/Zerlina/Masetto)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act II, Scena seconda: Ah pietà, signora miei! (Leporello)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act II, Scena seconda: Il mio tesoro intanto (Don Ottavio)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act II, Scena terza: O statua gentilissima (Don Giovanni/Leporello/La Statua)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act II, Scena quarta: Calmatevi, idol mio! (Don Ottavio/Donna Anna)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act II, Scena quarta: Non mi dir, bell'idol mio (Donna Anna)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act II, Scena quinta: Gia la mensa è preparata (Don Giovanni/Leporello)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act II, Scena quinta: L'ultima prova dell'amor mio (Donna Elvira/Don Giovanni/Leporello)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act II, Scena quinta: Che grido è questa mai? (Don Giovanni/Leporello)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act II, Scena quinta: Don Giovanni, a cenar teco (La Statua/Don Giovanni/Leporello)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act II, Scena quinta: Da qual tremore insolito (Don Giovanni/Coro/Leporello)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act II, Scena quinta: Ah, dovè il perfido? (Donna Elvira/Donna Anna/Zerlina/Don Ottavio/Masetto/Leporello)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act II, Scena quinta: Or che tutti, o mio tesero (Donna Elvira/Donna Anna/Zerlina/Don Ottavio/Masetto/Leporello)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act II, Scena quinta: Resti dunque quel birbon (Zerlina/Masetto/Leporello)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act II, Scena quinta: Questo è il fin (Tutti)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Appendix: Dalla sua pace (Don Ottavio)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Appendix: In quali eccessi, o Numi (Donna Elvira)
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Appendix: Mi tradi, quell'alma ingrata (Donna Elvira)
1. Allegro maestoso. Mit durchaus ernstem und feierlichem Ausdruck
2. Andante moderato. Sehr gemächlich
3. Scherzo: In ruhig fliessender Bewegung
4. "O Röschen rot! Der Mensch liegt in grösster Not!" (Sehr feierlich aber schlicht) Text from Des Knaben Wunderhorn: "Urlicht"
5a. Im Tempo des Scherzos. Wild herausfahrend -
5d. "Aufersteh'n, ja aufersteh'n wirst du" (Langsam. Misterioso) - Text after F.G. Klopstock: "Auferstehung"
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Remastered Version), Part I: The Representation of Chaos (orchestra)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Remastered Version), Part I: In the beginning (bass & tenor recit. with chorus)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Remastered Version), Part I: Now vanish before the holy beams (tenor with chorus)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Remastered Version), Part I: And God made the firmament (bass recit.)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Remastered Version), Part I: The marv'llous work behold amazed (chorus with soprano)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Remastered Version), Part I: And God said, Let the waters (soprano recitative)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Remastered Version), Part I: Rolling in foaming billows (bass)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Remastered Version), Part I: And God said, Let the earth (soprano recit.)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Remastered Version), Part I: With verdure clad (soprano)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Remastered Version), Part I: And the heavenly host (tenor recit.)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Remastered Version), Part I: Awake the harp (chorus)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Remastered Version), Part I: And God said, Let there be lights (tenor recit.)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Remastered Version), Part I: In splendour bright (tenor recit.)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Remastered Version), Part I: The heavens are telling (chorus with trio)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Remastered Version), Part II: And God said, Let the waters (soprano recit.)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Remastered Version), Part II: On mighty pens uplifted (soprano)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Remastered Version), Part II: And God created great whales (bass recit.)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Remastered Version), Part II: And the angels (bass recit.)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Remastered Version), Part II: Most beautiful appear (trio)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Remastered Version), Part II: The Lord is great (chorus with trio)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Remastered Version), Part II: And God said, Let the earth (bass recit.)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Remastered Version), Part II: Straight opening her fertile womb (bass recit.)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Remastered Version), Part II: Now heaven in fullest glory shone (bass)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Remastered Version), Part II: And God created Man (tenor recit.)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Remastered Version), Part II: In native worth (tenor)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Remastered Version), Part II: And God saw everything (bass recit.)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Remastered Version), Part II: Achieved is the glorious work (chorus) -
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Remastered Version), Part II: On Thee each living soul awaits (trio) -
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Remastered Version), Part II: Achieved is the glorious work (chorus)
Mass No. 10 in C 'Missa in tempore belli' (Paukenmesse) H XXII:9 (2006 Remastered Version): Kyrie (chorus, sop, alto, tenor, bass)
Mass No. 10 in C 'Missa in tempore belli' (Paukenmesse) H XXII:9 (2006 Remastered Version), Gloria: Gloria in excelsis Deo (chorus)
Mass No. 10 in C 'Missa in tempore belli' (Paukenmesse) H XXII:9 (2006 Remastered Version), Gloria: Qui tollis peccata mundi (bass, chorus) (Keith Harvey, cello)
Mass No. 10 in C 'Missa in tempore belli' (Paukenmesse) H XXII:9 (2006 Remastered Version), Gloria: Quoniam tu solus sanctus (chorus, sop)
Mass No. 10 in C 'Missa in tempore belli' (Paukenmesse) H XXII:9 (2006 Remastered Version), Credo: Credo in unum Deum (chorus)
Mass No. 10 in C 'Missa in tempore belli' (Paukenmesse) H XXII:9 (2006 Remastered Version), Credo: Et incarnatus est (bass, sop, tenor, alto, chorus)
Mass No. 10 in C 'Missa in tempore belli' (Paukenmesse) H XXII:9 (2006 Remastered Version), Credo: Et resurrexit tertia die (chorus, quartet)
Mass No. 10 in C 'Missa in tempore belli' (Paukenmesse) H XXII:9 (2006 Remastered Version), Credo: Et vitam venturi saeculi (chorus, quartet)
Mass No. 10 in C 'Missa in tempore belli' (Paukenmesse) H XXII:9 (2006 Remastered Version): Sanctus (alto, chorus, tenor)
Mass No. 10 in C 'Missa in tempore belli' (Paukenmesse) H XXII:9 (2006 Remastered Version): Benedictus (quartet, chorus)
Mass No. 10 in C 'Missa in tempore belli' (Paukenmesse) H XXII:9 (2006 Remastered Version), Agnus Dei: Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi (chorus)
Mass No. 10 in C 'Missa in tempore belli' (Paukenmesse) H XXII:9 (2006 Remastered Version), Agnus Dei: Dona nobis pacem (chorus, quartet)
Mahler: Das Klagende Lied - Part 1 - Beim Weidenbaum, im kühlen Tann
Mahler: Das Klagende Lied - Part 1 - Ein Spielmann zog einst des Weges daher
Mahler: Das Klagende Lied - Part 1 - Ach Spielmann, lieber Spielmann mein!
Mahler: Das Klagende Lied - Part 2 - Von hohen Felsen erglänzt das Schloß
Mahler: Das Klagende Lied - Part 2 - Was ist der König so stumm und bleich
Mahler: Das Klagende Lied - Part 2 - Ach Sielmann, lieber Spielmann mein!
Mahler: Das Klagende Lied - Part 2 - Auf springt der König von seinem Thron
Mahler: Das Klagende Lied - Part 2 - Ach Bruder, lieber Bruder mein!
"Veni creator spiritus"
"Imple superna gratia"
"Infirma nostri corporis"
"Accende lumen sensibus"
"Veni, Creator...Da gaudiorum praemia"
"Gloria sit Patri Domino"
Poco adagio: Waldung, sie schwankt heran
"Ewiger Wonnebrand"
"Wie Felsenabgrund mir zu Füßen"
"Gerettet ist das edle Glied"
"Uns bleibt ein Erdenrest"
"Höchste Herrscherin der Welt"
"Bei der Liebe, die den Fussen"
"Neige, neige, du Ohnegleiche"
"Blicket auf zum Retterblick"
"Alles Vergängliche"
Beethoven: Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 - "Choral" - 1. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
Beethoven: Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 - "Choral" - 2. Molto vivace
Beethoven: Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 - "Choral" - 3. Adagio molto e cantabile
Beethoven: Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 - "Choral" - 4. Presto - Allegro assai
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 1 - Prelude
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 1 - "You've Got Your Maps There?"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 1 - "At Last It's Out"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 1 - "Your Sherry, Mrs. Coyle"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 1 - "Oh, How Unforeseen"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 1 - "Sirrah! How Dare You!"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 1 - "Coyle, I Wish I Had Not Come"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 1 - "May God Bless the Queen"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 2 - "There Was a Boy, a Wingrave Born"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 2 - "I Envy You, This Fine Old House"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 2 - "Paramore Shall Welcome Woe!"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 2 - "And With His Friend Young Lechmere Played"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 2 - "Now You May Save Your Scornful Looks"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 2 - "Ah, Owen, What Shall I Do?"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 2 - "Is That You, Coyle?"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 2 - "Come In...It's Me, Lechmere"
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster): Overture
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 1: Cinque ... dieci .... venti (Figaro/Susanna)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 1: Se a caso madama Figaro (Figaro/Susanna)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 1: Bravo, signor padrone! ... Se vuol ballare (Figaro)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 1: La vendetta, oh, la vendetta (Bartolo)
Le Nozze di Figaro, '(The) Marriage of Figaro' K492 (1990 Digital Remaster): Via, resti servita (Susanna/Marcellina)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 1: Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio (Cherubino)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 1: Cosa sento! (Susanna/Conte/Basilio)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 1: Non più andrai farfallone amaroso (Figaro)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 2: Porgi, amor (Contessa)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 2: Vieni, cara Susanna (Contessa/Susanna/Figaro/Cherubino)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 2: Voi che sapete (Cherubino)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 2: Bravo! che bella voce! (Contessa/Susanna/Cherubino)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 2: Venite inginocchiatevi (Susanna)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 2: Quante buffonerie! (Contessa/Susanna/Cherubino/Conte)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 2: Susanna, or via, sortite (Conte/Contessa/Susanna)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 2: Dunque voi non aprite? (Conte/Contessa)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 2: Aprite, presto, aprite (Susanna/Cherubino)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 2: Oh guarda il demonietto (Susanna/Conte/Contessa)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 2: Esci, ormai, garzon malnato (Conte/Contessa)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 2: Susanna! Susanna! (Conte/Contessa/Susanna)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 2: Signori, di fuori (Figaro/Conte/Susanna/Contessa)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 2: Ah! Signor, signor! (Antonio/Conte/Susanna/Contessa/Figaro)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 2: Voi signor che giusto siete (Marcellina/Basilio/Bartolo/Susanna/Contessa/Figaro/Conte)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 3: Che imbarazzo è mai questo! (Conte/Contessa/Susanna)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 3: Crudel! perchè finora farmi languir così? (Conte/Susanna)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 3: E perché fosti meco (Conte/Susanna/Figaro)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 3: 'Hai già vinta la causa!'...Vedrò, mentr'io sospiro (Conte)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 3: E decisa la lite (Don Curzio/Marcellina/Figaro/Conte/Bartolo)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 3: Riconosci in quest'amplesso (Marcellina/Figaro/Bartolo/Don Curzio/Conte/Susanna)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 3: Eccovi, o caro amico (Marcellina/Bartolo/Susanna/Figaro/Barbarino/Cherubino)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 3: E Susanna non vien!... Dove sono (Contessa)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 3: Io vi dico signor (Antonio/Conte/Contessa/Susanna)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 3: Canzonetta sull'aria.... (Contessa/Susanna)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 3: Ricevete o padroncina (Coro/Barbarina/Contessa/Susanna/Antonio/Conte/Cherubino/Figaro)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 3: Ecco la marcia (Figaro/Susanna/Conte/Contessa/Due Donne/Coro))
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 4: L'ho perduta me meschina (Barbarina)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 4: Barbarina, cos'hai? (Figaro/Barbarina/Marcellina)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 4: 'Nel padiglione a manca' (Barbarina/Figaro/Basilio/Bartolo)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 4: Ha i diavoli nel corpo! ...In quegli anni (Basilio/Bartolo)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 4: Tutto è disposto...Aprite un po! quegli occhi (Figaro)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 4: Signora, ella mi disse... (Susanna/Marcellina/Contessa/Figaro)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 4: Giunse alfin il momento (Susanna)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 4: Deh vieni, non tardar (Susanna)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 4: Perfida! E in quella forma meco mentia (Figaro/Cherubino/Contessa)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 4: Pian pianino (Cherubino/Contessa/Conte/Susanna/Figaro)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 4: Partito è alfin l'audace (Conte/Contessa/Figaro/Susanna)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 4: Tutto è tranquillo e placido (Figaro/Susanna)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 4: Pace, pace, mio dolce tesoro! (Figaro/Susanna/Conte)
Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 4: Gente, gente, all'armi, all'armi! (Conte/Figaro/Basilio/Curzio/Antonio/Bartolo/Susanna/Cherubino/Barbarina/Marcellina/Contessa)
Mass No. 3 in F minor (2003 Digital Remaster): Kyrie
Mass No. 3 in F minor (2003 Digital Remaster): Gloria
Mass No. 3 in F minor (2003 Digital Remaster): Credo
Mass No. 3 in F minor (2003 Digital Remaster): Sanctus
Mass No. 3 in F minor (2003 Digital Remaster): Benedictus
Mass No. 3 in F minor (2003 Digital Remaster): Agnus Dei
Transformation, baptism and death
Introduction and Theme -
Variation 1 -
Variation 2 -
Variation 3 -
Variation 4 -
Variation 5 -
Forlorn! -
Adieu! adieu!


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