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Weekend Classics - A Soprano Weekend


Release Date: 06/13/2006 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 0006650202   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Jacques OffenbachGiacomo PucciniWolfgang Amadeus MozartGiuseppe Verdi,   ... 
Performer:  Edita GruberovaClaudia EderMirella FreniRenata Scotto,   ... 
Conductor:  Seiji OzawaGiuseppe SinopoliAntonino VottoHerbert von Karajan,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National OrchestraPhilharmonia OrchestraFlorence Maggio Musicale Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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

Works on This Recording

1.
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Belle nuit, o nuit d'amour by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Edita Gruberova (Soprano), Claudia Eder (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: French 
2.
Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
La Bohème: Si, mi chiamano Mimì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Renata Scotto (Soprano), Gianni Poggi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antonino Votto
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Der Hölle Rache by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Karin Ott (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: German 
5.
Aida: Ritorna vincitor! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Grace Bumbry (Soprano)
Conductor:  Hans Löwlein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Rita Streich (Soprano)
Conductor:  Reinhard Peters
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Samuel Ramey (Baritone), Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
Manon: Adieu, notre petite table by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Beverly Sills (Soprano)
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: French 
9.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: E Susanna non vien...Dove sono by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11.
Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Ion Marin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This work is based on J.S. Bach's Prelude no 1 in C from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier.' 
12.
Tristan und Isolde: Mild und leise "Liebestod" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Birgit Nilsson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: German 
13.
Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Ion Marin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranger: Ion Marin. 
14.
Schlof sche, mein Vögele by Traditional
Performer:  Fred Artmeier (Guitar), Rita Streich (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carl Michalski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Instrumental Ensemble
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: German 
15.
La traviata: Sempre libera by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is preceded by "Follie! Delirio van è questo." 

Sound Samples

Les Contes d'Hoffmann / Act 4: "Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour"
Madama Butterfly / Act 2: Un bel dì vedremo
La traviata / Act 1: "Follie! Delirio vano è questo!" - "Sempre libera"
La Bohème / Act 1: "Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì"
Die Zauberflöte, K.620 / Act 2: Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen (Königin der Nacht)
Aida / Act 1: Ritorna vincitor!
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro
Tosca / Act 2: "Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore"
Manon / Act 2: Allons, il le faut...Adieu, notre petite table
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 / Act 2: "Porgi amor"
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 / Act 3: "E Susanna non vien!" - "Dove sono i bei momenti"
Ave Maria: arr. from Bach's Prelude No.1 BWV 846
Tristan und Isolde / Act 3: "Mild und leise wie er lächelt" (Isoldes Liebestod)
Ave Maria, "Ellens Gesang III", D839 - Arr. Ion Marin
Schlof sche, mein Vögele

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