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Robert Merrill - Arias From Hamlet, Hérodiade, Etc


Release Date: 08/17/1999 
Label:  Pearl   Catalog #: 64   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Jules MassenetAmbroise ThomasGiacomo MeyerbeerGeorges Bizet,   ... 
Performer:  Robert MerrillLeila Edwards
Conductor:  Jean Paul MorelErich LeinsdorfRuss CaseSpitalny,
Orchestra/Ensemble:  OrchestraChorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

REVIEWS:
Opera News (2/16/00) - "For too many years this fine stalwart...at the Met ...has been given short shrift .... the recordings on this CD... among Merrill's earliest show that [he] could project great elegance through his voice and his style..."
REVIEWS:
Opera News (2/16/00) - "For too many years this fine stalwart...at the Met ...has been given short shrift .... the recordings on this CD... among Merrill's earliest show that [he] could project great elegance through his voice and his style..." Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Hérodiade: Vision fugitive by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Jean Paul Morel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; France 
Date of Recording: 05/21/1946 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: French 
2. Hamlet: O vin dissipe la tristesse by Ambroise Thomas
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Jean Paul Morel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; France 
Date of Recording: 05/21/1946 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: French 
3. L'Africaine: Adamastor, roi des vagues by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Jean Paul Morel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; France 
Date of Recording: 05/28/1946 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4. Carmen: Votre toast je peu vous le rendre "Toreador Song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 05/29/1946 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
5. La traviata: Di Provenza il mar by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Jean Paul Morel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/21/1946 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6. Andrea Chénier: Nemico della patria by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Jean Paul Morel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/28/1946 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7. Brooklyn Baseball Cantata by George Kleinsinger
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Russ Case
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 12/20/1947 
Length: 12 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: English 
8. Jonah and the whale by Traditional
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Russ Case
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 02/21/1947 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: MacGimsey 
9. Juanita by Traditional
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Spitalny,
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 01/02/1946 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: May 
10. Shadrack by Traditional
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Russ Case
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 11/20/1947 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: MacGimsey 
11. Down to the rivah by Traditional
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Russ Case
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 02/21/1947 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: MacGimsey 
12. The Three Musketeers: Ma belle by Rudolf Friml
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Spitalny,
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/02/1946 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: English 
13. Drink to me only with thine eyes by Traditional
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Spitalny,
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 01/02/1946 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: English 
14. Zazà: Zazà, piccola zingara by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Jean Paul Morel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/03/1947 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15. The Blind Ploughman by Richard Coningsby Clarke
Performer:  Leila Edwards (Piano), Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1947 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: English 
16. In the Gloaming by Annie Fortescue Harrison
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Spitalny,
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; England 
Date of Recording: 01/02/1946 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: English 
17. Invictus by Bruno Huhn
Performer:  Leila Edwards (Piano), Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 11/03/1947 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: English 
18. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Largo al factotum by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Jean Paul Morel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/12/1947 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

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