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The Art Of Gruberova / Haider, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra


Release Date: 03/28/2000 
Label:  Nightingale Classics   Catalog #: 170560   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gaetano DonizettiGiuseppe VerdiCharles GounodAmbroise Thomas,   ... 
Performer:  Edita Gruberova
Conductor:  Friedrich Haider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This recording goes far in capturing the breadth and depth of Edita Gruberova's manifold vocal talents. Whether taking on tragic heroines such as Semiramide ("Bel raggio lusinghier") or comic ingenues such as Adele ("Spiel' ich die Unschuld vom Lande"), Gruberova anchors her dramatically convincing performances in a technique so refined that few can rival her devotion to the musical text. Consider her performance of "Caro nome," in which Gruberova's vocal ability to realize the daunting particularities of the musical score give the performance a special authority. With seeming ease and consummate control, Gruberova can sing a very high pitch very softly, gradually turn up the volume to loud, and then reverse the process. It is that Read more elasticity of voice, ranging from the delicate to the powerful, that makes Gruberova's instrument so suited to the Romantic repertory represented on this recording. Add to that a pristine sense of pitch, tremendous breath control, and an unearthly trilling ability, and Gruberova's art starts to take shape. In her hands, the hushed and seemingly unending trill that concludes "Caro nome" becomes a beguiling retreat into Gilda's thoughts. Gruberova's performance of this aria will compel even the most seasoned listener to hear it anew. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
La fille du régiment: Par le rang et l'opulence by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Edita Gruberova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Friedrich Haider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Italy 
2.
Rigoletto: Caro nome by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Edita Gruberova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Friedrich Haider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
3.
Roméo et Juliette: Je veux vivre dans le rêve "Waltz Song" by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Edita Gruberova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Friedrich Haider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; France 
4.
Mignon: Je suis Titania la blonde by Ambroise Thomas
Performer:  Edita Gruberova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Friedrich Haider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; France 
5.
Lakmé: Où va la jeune indoue? "Bell Song" by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Edita Gruberova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Friedrich Haider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
6.
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Les oiseaux dans la charmille by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Edita Gruberova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Friedrich Haider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
7.
Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60: Grossmächtige Prinzessin by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Edita Gruberova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Friedrich Haider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911/1916; Germany 
8.
Die Fledermaus: Spiel' ich die Unschuld vom Lande by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Edita Gruberova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Friedrich Haider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Semiramide: Bel raggio lusinghier by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Edita Gruberova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Friedrich Haider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Italy 

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