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Nocturne Voices


Release Date: 02/10/2004 
Label:  Virgin Classics   Catalog #: 62146   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei RachmaninovSamuel BarberGeorge Frideric HandelJacques Offenbach,   ... 
Performer:  Natalie DessayGérard LesneAnn MurrayJessye Norman,   ... 
Conductor:  Michael SchoenwandtDavid HillSylvain CambrelingRoger Norrington,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony OrchestraWinchester Cathedral ChoirSeminario Musicale,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 31 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Includes work(s) by various composers. Soloist: Natalie Dessay. Includes work(s) by various composers. Soloist: Natalie Dessay. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
Conductor:  Michael Schoenwandt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
Length: 5 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1912 - 1915). 
2. Agnus Dei, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; USA 
Length: 7 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This work is a vocal arrangement of the composer's 'Adagio for Strings.' 
3. Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Gérard Lesne (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seminario Musicale
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4. Les contes d'Hoffmann: Belle nuit, o nuit d'amour by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano), Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sylvain Cambreling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie Orchestra,  Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: French 
5. Requiem in D minor, K 626: Lacrymosa by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Heinrich Schütz Choir,  London Classical Players
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
6. Giulio Cesare, HWV 17: Son nata a lagrimar by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Martin Isepp (Harpsichord), David Daniels (Countertenor), Stephanie Blythe (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  John Nelson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Orchestral Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7. Pavane, Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra,  King's Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 59 Secs. 
8. Après un rêve, Op. 7 no 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Roger Vignoles (Piano), Véronique Gens (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: French 
9. Bachianas brasileiras no 5 for Soprano and 8 Cellos: Aria "Cantilena" by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Barbara Hendricks (Soprano), Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938-1945; Brazil 
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Portuguese 
10. Lass, Fürstin, lass noch einen Strahl, BWV 198: no 8, Der Ewigkeit saphirnes Haus by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: German 
11. El Vuelo by Hughes De Courson
Conductor:  Tomás Gubitsch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sofia Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Plovdiv Children's Choir,  Dobri Hristov Choir of Sofia
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
Notes: This selection was written in collaboration with Tomás Gubitsch. 
12. Vocalise en forme de Habañera by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Arleen Augér (Soprano)
Conductor:  Libor Pesek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Arthur Hoérée 
13. Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen: no 4, Die zwei blauen Augen by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1896; Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: German 
14. Berçeuse de Gráinne pour Diarmait by Hughes De Courson
Performer:  Breda Mayock (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Orfanelle della Pieta
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This work was conceived and composed in collaboration with Youenn Le Berre and incorporates works of Antonio Vivaldi and Irish folk music. 
15. Lieder (5), Op. 41: no 1, Wiegenlied by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Gundula Janowitz (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Stamp
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of London
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: German 
16. Porgy and Bess: Summertime by George Gershwin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: J. Rathborne 
17. Requiem, Op. 48: In paradisum by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Stephen Farr (Organ)
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Sinfonietta,  Winchester Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1890; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Composition written: France (1877 - 1890). 
18. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Ach, ich fühl's, es ist verschwunden by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Classical Players
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: German 
19. Carmina burana: no 3, Veris leta facies by Carl Orff
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra,  Bournemouth Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
20. Miserere mei Deus: Miserere mei by Gregorio Allegri
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
21. Madrigals, Book 8: Hor ch'el ciel e la terra by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
22. Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Stephen Farr (Organ)
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: French 
23. Madama Butterfly: Humming Chorus by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
24. Peer Gynt, Op. 23: no 18, Solvejg's Song by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874-1875; Norway 
Length: 5 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Norwegian 
25. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Véronique Gens (Soprano)
Conductor:  Ivor Bolton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
26. Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op. 31: no 2, Pastoral "The day's grown old" by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Martyn Hill (Tenor), Frank Lloyd (French Horn)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: English 
27. Pulcinella Suite: 2nd movement, Serenata by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Martyn Hill (Tenor), Nicholas Daniel (Oboe)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922/1947; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
28. Shéhérazade: no 2, La flûte enchantée by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Arleen Augér (Soprano)
Conductor:  Libor Pesek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: French 
29. Infant Joy by Hughes De Courson
Conductor:  Tomás Gubitsch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sofia Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Plovdiv Children's Choir,  Dobri Hristov Choir of Sofia
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection was written in collaboration with Tomás Gubitsch. 
30. Carmina burana: no 21, In trutina by Carl Orff
Performer:  Janice Watson (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
31. Morning Star by Traditional
Performer:  Mell Mercier (Bodhran), Christopher Layer (Flute), Robert Mealy (Fiddle),
Caitríona O'Leary (Voice), Jay Elfenbein (Viola)
Written: Ireland 
32. Le Temps Retrouvé: Vocalise by Jorge Arriagada
Performer:  Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jean-Louis Negro
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1999 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
33. Platée: Soleil, fuis de ces lieux by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Performer:  Patricia Petibon (Soprano)
Conductor:  Patrick Cohën-Akenine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Folies Françoises
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1745; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: French 
34. Song for Athene by John Tavener
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; England 
Length: 5 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: English 
35. L'Incoronazione di Poppea: Pur ti miro [Final Duet] by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Della Jones (Soprano), Arleen Augér (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Baroque Sinfonia
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1642; Venice, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

Vocalise, Op.43/No.4
Agnus Dei
Serse: Aria: Ombra mai fu
Les Contes d'Hoffmann, ACT FOUR: Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour (Nicklausse/Giulietta/Choeurs)
Mass No. 19 in D minor K626, 'Requiem' (completed by Duncan Druce), Sequenz: Lacrimosa
Giulio Cesare, 'Julius Caesar' HWV17, ACT 1: Son nata a lagrimar
Pavane Op. 50
Après un rêve Op. 7 No. 1 (Romaine Bussine)
Aria (Cantilena) from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
Lass, Fürstin, lass noch einen Strahl : Trauer-Ode auf das Ableben der Gehmahlin Augusts des Starken Christiane Eberhardine, BWV 198: Aria: Der Ewigkeit saphirnes Haus
El Vuelo
Platée: Air de Clarine: Soleil, fuis de ces lieux (Act 1 Scène 6)
Vocalise en forme de habanera (orch. Arthur Hoérée)
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen: Die zwei blauen Augen
Berçeuse de Grainne pour Diarmait (after motet 'Nisi Dominus')
Wiegenlied Op. 41 No. 1 (Dehmel)
Summertime (from'Porgy and Bess')
Requiem Op. 48: VII. In Paradisum
Die Zauberflöte, ZWEITER AUFZUG, Nr.17 Aria & Dialog: Aria: Ach ich fühl's ... (Pamina)
Carmina Burana: Veris leta facies
Carmina Burana: In trutina
Miserere mei, Deus
L'Incoronazione di Poppea, Act Three, Scene 8: Pur ti miro
Madrigals, Book 8 (Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi...libro ottavo), Madrigali guerrieri, Hor che'l ciel: 'Hor ch'el ciel e la terra, e'l vento tace'
Cantique de Jean Racine Op. 11 (version with organ)
Madama Butterfly (1987 Digital Remaster): Humming Chorus (Act II)
Peer Gynt - Incidental Music Op. 23: Solveig's Song
Le Nozze di Figaro, '(The) Marriage of Figaro' K492: Porgi, amor
Serenade Op. 31: 1. Pastoral: The day's grown old (Charles Cotton)
Vocalise from 'Le temps retrouvé'
Pulcinella - Ballet with song in one act: Serenata: Mentre l'erbetta pasce l'agnella (tenor)
Shéhérazade: II. La flûte enchantée
Infant Joy
Realta na Maidne (Morning Star)
Song for Athene

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