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Romance / Yoshikazu Mera


Release Date: 11/01/1998 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 949   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Felix MendelssohnGeorge Frideric HandelRichard StraussCharles Gounod,   ... 
Performer:  Yoshikazu MeraHitsako MatsuiMasayuki Kino
Conductor:  Shigeo Genda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 45 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Songs (6), Op. 34: no 2, Auf Flügeln des Gesanges by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Shigeo Genda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Tonika Ichinose 
2. Rinaldo, HWV 7: Armida dispietata...Lascia ch'io pianga mia cruda sorte by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Shigeo Genda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1711; London, England 
3. Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Shigeo Genda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
4. Lieder (4), Op. 27: no 4, Morgen by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Shigeo Genda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Tonika Ichinose 
5. Lieder (8), Op. 10: no 8, Allerseelen by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Shigeo Genda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Tonika Ichinose 
6. Faust: Si le bonheur à sourir by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor), Hitsako Matsui (Harp)
Conductor:  Shigeo Genda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
7. Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Shigeo Genda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Notes: This work is based on J.S. Bach's Prelude no 1 in C from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier.' 
8. Je te veux for Piano by Erik Satie
Performer:  Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Shigeo Genda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1900; France 
Notes: Arranged: Tonika Ichinose 
9. Zigeunermelodien (7), Op. 55: no 4, Als die alte Mutter by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor), Masayuki Kino (Violin)
Conductor:  Shigeo Genda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Bohemia 
10. Peer Gynt, Op. 23: no 18, Solvejg's Song by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Shigeo Genda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874-1875; Norway 
Notes: Arranged: Tonika Ichinose 
11. Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Shigeo Genda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1912 - 1915). 
12. Greensleeves by Traditional
Performer:  Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor), Masayuki Kino (Violin)
Conductor:  Shigeo Genda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Notes: Arranged: Tonika Ichinose 
13. Faust: Ballet Music - no 5, Les Troyens by Charles Gounod
Conductor:  Shigeo Genda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856-1859; France 

Sound Samples

6 Gesange, Op. 34: Auf Flugeln des Gesanges (On Wings of Song), Op. 34, No. 2
Rinaldo, HWV 7: Lascia ch´io pianga (Let me Lament)
Serse (Xerxes), HWV 40: Ombra mai fu (Largo)
4 Lieder, Op. 27, TrV 170: No. 4. Morgen
8 Gedichte aus Letzte Blatter, Op. 10, TrV 141: No. 8. Allerseelen
Faust: - Romance
Faust: La danse des Troyennes Virginales (Dance of Trojan Virgins)
Ave Maria
Je te veux: (I want you)
Zigeunermelodien (Gypsy Melodies), Op. 55, B. 104 (sang in German): Zigeunermelodien (Gypsy Melodies), Op. 55: No. 4. Songs my Mother taught me
Peer Gynt, Op. 23: Solveigs sang (Solveig´s Song)
14 Songs, Op. 34: Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14
Greensleeves [use]: Greensleeves

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