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The Very Best Of Thomas Hampson


Release Date: 04/26/2005 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 86332   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Charles GounodJules MassenetGeorges BizetAmbroise Thomas,   ... 
Performer:  Martine MahéThomas HampsonMarc BarrardPlacido Domingo,   ... 
Conductor:  Michel PlassonEugene KohnAntonio de AlmeidaAntonio Pappano,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole OrchestraToulouse Capitole ChorusPhilharmonia Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 36 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Faust: Avant de quitter ces lieux by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Martine Mahé (Mezzo Soprano), Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Marc Barrard (Baritone)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Toulouse Capitole Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection begins with " O sainte médaille..." 
2.
Hérodiade: Vision fugitive by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection begins with "Ce breuvage..." 
3.
Les pêcheurs de perles: Au fond du temple saint by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eugene Kohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
Length: 7 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection begins with "C'est toi..." 
4.
Hamlet: Comme une pâle fleur by Ambroise Thomas
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
Conductor:  Antonio de Almeida
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: French 
5.
Don Carlos: Dio, che nell' alma infondere by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Roberto Alagna (Tenor), Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Czaba Airizer (Bass)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection begins with "Écoute!" 
6.
Don Carlos: Per me giunto...Io morrò, ma lieto in core by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Roberto Alagna (Tenor), Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de Paris
Period: Romantic 
Length: 8 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: French 
7.
Il trovatore: Il balen del suo sorriso by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
Conductor:  Richard Armstrong
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: French 
8.
Macbeth: Vada in fiamme e in polve cada by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
Conductor:  Richard Armstrong
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Ove son io?..." 
9.
Macbeth: Perfidi! All'anglo...Pietà, rispetto, amore by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
Conductor:  Richard Armstrong
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
La traviata: Di Provenza il mar by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
Conductor:  Richard Armstrong
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11.
Falstaff: E sogno, o realtà? by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Venue:  Live  Glyndebourne 
Length: 4 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12.
Komm du schönes Fischermädchen by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Geoffrey Parsons (Piano), Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: German 
13.
Der Garten des Herzens by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Geoffrey Parsons (Piano), Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: German 
14.
Lied des venezianischen Gondoliers "Mina" by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1837 
Length: 1 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: German 
15.
Die tote Stadt, Op. 12: Mein Sehnen, mein Wähnen "Tanzlied des Pierrot" by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
Conductor:  Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Written: 1920 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: German 
16.
Tannhäuser: O, du mein holder Abendstern by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
Conductor:  Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection begins with "Wie Todesahnung...." 
17.
Songs (6), Op. 48: no 1, Gruss by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Geoffrey Parsons (Piano), Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Norway 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  Live  Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland 
Length: 1 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: German 
18.
Dichterliebe, Op. 48: no 1, Im wunderschönen Monat Mai by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  Live  Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: German 
19.
Dichterliebe, Op. 48: no 2, Aus meinen Tränen spriessen by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Geoffrey Parsons (Piano), Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  Live  Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland 
Length: 1 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: German 
20.
Dichterliebe, Op. 48: no 3, Die Rose, die Lilie by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  Live  Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland 
Length: 0 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: German 
21.
Dichterliebe, Op. 48: no 5, Ich will meine Seele tauchen by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  Live  Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland 
Length: 0 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: German 
22.
Dichterliebe, Op. 48: no 7, Ich grolle nicht by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  Live  Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland 
Length: 1 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: German 
23.
Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89: no 1, Gute Nacht by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Wolfgang Sawallisch (Piano), Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: German 
24.
Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89: no 13, Die Post by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Wolfgang Sawallisch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: German 
25.
Rückert Lieder (5): no 1, Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Wolfram Rieger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1996 
Venue:  Live  EMI Abbey Road Studio 1, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: German 
26.
Rückert Lieder (5): no 2, Ich atmet' einen Linden Duft by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Wolfram Rieger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1996 
Venue:  Live  EMI Abbey Road Studio 1, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: German 
27.
Rückert Lieder (5): no 3, Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Wolfram Rieger (Piano), Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1996 
Venue:  Live  EMI Abbey Road Studio 1, London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: German 
28.
Das Lied von der Erde: no 4, Von der Schönheit by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1908-1909; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Length: 7 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: German 
29.
Die lustige Witwe: Da geh' ich zu Maxim by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1993 
Venue:  Live  Royal Festival Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection begins with "O Vaterland, du machst bei Tag." 
30.
Der Zigeunerbaron: Als flotter Geist by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Voices
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London (1994 - 1998) 
31.
Gräfin Mariza: Komm Zigány by Emmerich Kálmán
Performer:  Gregory Knowles (Cimbalom), Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Post-Romantic 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 6 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London (1994 - 1998) 
32.
Poems (2) of Masefield: no 1, An Old Song Re-sung by Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Armen Guzelimian (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: English 
33.
At dawning, Op 29 no 1 by Charles Wakefield Cadman
Performer:  Kenneth Sillito (Violin), Armen Guzelimian (Piano), Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: English 
34.
Jeannie with the light brown hair by Stephen Foster
Performer:  Molly Mason (Guitar), Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Jay Ungar (Violin),
Michael Parloff (Flute), David Alpher (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: English 
35.
Beautiful dreamer by Stephen Foster
Performer:  David Alpher (Piano), Jay Ungar (Violin), Molly Mason (Guitar),
Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: English 
36.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Largo al factotum by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
Venue:  Live  New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
37.
Péchés de vieillesse, Volume 2 "Album français": no 8, Chansonette de cabaret "Le lazzarone" by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1868; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: French 
38.
Péchés de vieillesse, Volume 1 "Album italiano": no 4, L'ultimo ricordo by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Geoffrey Parsons (Piano), Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1868; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
39.
Euryanthe, J 291/Op. 81: Wo berg'ich mich?...Und er soll by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
Conductor:  Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822-1823; Dresden, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 8 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: German 

Sound Samples

Il Barbiere di Siviglia: Largo al factotum (Act 1)
Faust: Ô sainte médaille...Avant de quitter
Hérodiade, ACTE 2, 1er Tableau, Scène 5: Ce breuvage pourrait me donner un tel rêve (Hérode)
Les Pêcheurs de Perles: C'est toi....Au fond du temple saint
Hamlet, ACT 5: La fatigue alourdit mes pas...Comme une pâle fleur
Don Carlos, ACT 1: Ecoute!...Dieu, tu semas dans nos âmes
Don Carlos, Act 4: C'est mon jour suprême
Tout est désert....Son regard (Act II) from Il Trovatore
Ove son io?....Vada in flamme (Act III) from Macbeth
Perfidi! All'anglo contro me...Pietà, rispetto, amore (Act IV) from Macbeth
La Traviata: Di Provenza il mar suol
Falstaff, Act Two, Scene One: E sogno? O realtà...(Ford)
Komm! di schönes Fischermädchen
Der Garten des Herzens
Lied des venezianischen Gondoliers
Le Lazzarone
L'ultimo ricordi
Die Tote Stadt Op. 12: Mein Sehnen, mein Wähnen (Act 2)
Euryanthe J291: Wo berg' ich mich ... So weilh' ich mich den Rachgewalten (Act 2)
Tannhäuser: Die Todesahnung ... O du mein holder Abendstern (Act 3)
6 Songs Op. 48: Greeting (Gruss)
Dichterliebe Op. 48: Im wundersschönen Monat Mai
Dichterliebe Op. 48: Aus meinen Tränen spriessen
Dichterliebe Op. 48: Die Rose, die Lilie, die Taube, die Sonne
Dichterliebe Op. 48: Ich will meine Seele tauchen
Dichterliebe Op. 48: Ich grolle nicht
Winterreise D911: Gute Nacht
Winterreise D911: Die Post
Lieder nach Text von Friedrich Rückert: I. Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder
Lieder nach Text von Friedrich Rückert: II. Ich atmet' einen linden Duft
Lieder nach Text von Friedrich Rückert: V. Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
Das Lied von der Erde: IV. Von der Schönheit (bar)
Die Lustige Witwe (complete), ACT 1: O Vaterland...Da geh' ich zu Maxim (Entrance song: Danilo)
Der Zigeunerbaron: Als flotter Geist
Gräfin Mariza: Komm Zigány
An Old Song Re-Sung
At dawning (I love you) Op. 29 No. 1
Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair
Beautiful Dreamer

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