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Forever / Diana Damrau


Release Date: 03/11/2014 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 60266   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz LehárWojciech KilarEmmerich KálmánJohann Strauss Jr.,   ... 
Performer:  Diana Damrau
Conductor:  David Charles Abell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The soprano Diana Damrau stars in the operas of Mozart, Verdi, Rossini, Donizetti and Strauss, but Forever is the ‘soundtrack of her life’ in the form of much-loved numbers from operetta, musicals and the movies – including Die Fledermaus, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, The Phantom of the Opera and The Little Mermaid. “This music shows a side of me that many people don’t know yet,” she says. “These tunes are great art, because they are associated with unforgettable moments in everyone’s lives.” The soprano Diana Damrau stars in the operas of Mozart, Verdi, Rossini, Donizetti and Strauss, but Forever is the ‘soundtrack of her life’ in the form of much-loved numbers from operetta, musicals and the movies – including Die Fledermaus, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, The Phantom of the Opera and The Little Mermaid. “This music shows a side of me that many people don’t know yet,” she says. “These tunes are great art, because they are associated with unforgettable moments in everyone’s lives.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Giuditta: Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiss by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Charles Abell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Die lustige Witwe: Lippen schweigen by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Charles Abell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
3.
The Ninth Gate: Vocalise by Wojciech Kilar
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Charles Abell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999 
4.
Gräfin Mariza: Höre ich Zigeunergeigen...Wo wohnt die Liebe by Emmerich Kálmán
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Charles Abell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Die Fledermaus: Mein Herr Marquis by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Charles Abell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Die Fledermaus: Klänge der Heimat "Czardas" by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Charles Abell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Der Vetter aus Dingsda, Op. 13: Strahlender Mond by Eduard Künneke
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Charles Abell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1921; Germany 
8.
My Fair Lady: Wouldn't it be loverly by Frederick Loewe
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Charles Abell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USA 
9.
My Fair Lady: I could have danced all night by Frederick Loewe
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Charles Abell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USA 
10.
Sweeney Todd: Green Finch and Linnet Bird by Stephen Sondheim
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Charles Abell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979; USA 
11.
Porgy and Bess: Summertime by George Gershwin
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Charles Abell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
12.
South Pacific: I'm in love with a wonderful guy by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Charles Abell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1949 
13.
Phantom of the Opera: Wishing You Were Somehow Here by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Charles Abell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; England 
14.
West Side Story: I feel pretty by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Charles Abell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
15.
Wizard of Oz: Over the Rainbow by Harold Arlen
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Charles Abell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939 
16.
Alice in wonderland: All in the golden afternoon by Oliver Wallace
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Charles Abell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
17.
The Little Mermaid: Part of Your World by Alan Menken
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Charles Abell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Written: 1989 
18.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Someday my Prince will come by Frank Churchill
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Charles Abell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937 
19.
Mary Poppins: Feed the birds by Richard M. Sherman
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Charles Abell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
20.
The Snowman: Walking In the Air by Howard Blake
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Charles Abell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; England 
21.
Wuthering Heights: Vocalise by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Charles Abell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
22.
My Fair Lady: I could have danced all night by Frederick Loewe
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Charles Abell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USA 
23.
Die schwedische Nachtigall: Lied der Nachtigall by Franz Grothe
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Charles Abell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 

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