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George London - Of Gods And Demons


Release Date: 01/14/1997 
Label:  Sony Classical Masterworks Catalog #: 62758   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Charles GounodHector BerliozArrigo BoitoEmile Paladilhe,   ... 
Performer:  George London
Conductor:  Rudolf MoraltJean Paul MorelKurt Herbert Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony OrchestraMetropolitan Opera OrchestraColumbia Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

Special Order: This CD requires additional production time and ships within 2-3 weeks.  

This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Works on This Recording

1. Faust: Le veau d'or est toujours debout by Charles Gounod
Performer:  George London (Bass)
Conductor:  Rudolf Moralt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Date of Recording: 06/1952 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
2. La damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Devant la maison "Serenade" by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  George London (Bass)
Conductor:  Rudolf Moralt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; France 
Date of Recording: 06/1952 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
3. Mefistofele: Ecco il mondo by Arrigo Boito
Performer:  George London (Bass)
Conductor:  Rudolf Moralt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1952 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
4. Patrie: Pauvre martyr obscur "Air de Rysoor" by Emile Paladilhe
Performer:  George London (Bass)
Conductor:  Jean Paul Morel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Date of Recording: 12/10/1951 
5. Thaïs: Voilà donc la terrible cité by Jules Massenet
Performer:  George London (Bass)
Conductor:  Jean Paul Morel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Date of Recording: 1955 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
6. Don Quichotte: Act 5 by Jules Massenet
Performer:  George London (Bass)
Conductor:  Jean Paul Morel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; France 
Date of Recording: 04/10/1951 
7. Prince Igor: No sleep, no rest "Igor's Aria" by Alexander Borodin
Performer:  George London (Bass)
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1887; Russia 
Date of Recording: 12/10/1951 
8. Boris Godunov: I have attained the highest power "Boris' Monologue" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  George London (Bass)
Conductor:  Jean Paul Morel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1955 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
9. Boris Godunov: Ugh, it's oppressive "Clock Scene" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  George London (Bass)
Conductor:  Jean Paul Morel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1955 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
10. Das Rheingold: Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge by Richard Wagner
Performer:  George London (Bass)
Conductor:  Rudolf Moralt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1952 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
11. Die Walküre: Leb' wohl..."Farewell and Magic Fire music" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  George London (Bass)
Conductor:  Rudolf Moralt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1952 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
12. Emperor Jones, Op. 36: Standin' in the need of prayer by Louis Gruenberg
Performer:  George London (Bass)
Conductor:  Jean Paul Morel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; USA 
Date of Recording: 1955 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
13. Mephistopheles' song of the flea by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  George London (Bass)
Conductor:  Rudolf Moralt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Russia 
Date of Recording: 06/1952 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
14. The demon: Do not weep, my child "Demon's Aria" by Anton Rubinstein
Performer:  George London (Bass)
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Russia 
Date of Recording: 12/10/1951 

Sound Samples

Le veau d'or from Faust (Vocal)
Mephistophélès' Serenade from La damnation de Faust (Vocal)
Ecco il mondo from Mefistofele (Vocal)
Ne plach', ditya from The Demon (Vocal)
Pauvre martyr obscur (Air de Rysoor) from Patrie (Vocal)
Voilà donc la terrible cité from Thaïs (Vocal)
Act V (Complete) from Don Quichotte (Vocal)
Ni sna, ni otdykha from Prince Igor (Vocal)
Dostig ya vysshei Vlasti from Boris Godunov (Vocal)
Uf, tyazhelo! Dai dukh perevadu from Boris Godunov (Vocal)
Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge from Das Rheingold (Vocal)
Wotans Scheidegruss und Feuerzauber from Die Walküre (Vocal)
Standin' in the Need of Prayer from The Emperor Jones, Op.36 (Vocal)
Pesnya Mefistofelya o blokhe (Vocal)

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