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The Essential Leontyne Price - Highlights


Release Date: 03/11/1997 
Label:  Rca Victor Gold Seal Catalog #: 68152   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiGiacomo PucciniGeorges BizetWolfgang Amadeus Mozart,   ... 
Performer:  Leontyne PriceMario CarlinMarilyn HornePlacido Domingo,   ... 
Conductor:  Thomas SchippersOliviero de FabritiisArturo BasileHerbert von Karajan,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera OrchestraRome Opera House OrchestraVienna State Opera Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Works on This Recording

1.
La forza del destino: Pace, pace, mio Dio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Thomas Schippers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1964 
2.
Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1960 
Notes: This selection begins with "Piangi? Perchè?..." 
3.
Il trovatore: D'amor sull' ali rosee by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mario Carlin (Tenor), Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Arturo Basile
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1959 
Notes: This selection begins with "Siam giunti..." 
4.
Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle "Habañera" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1873-1874 
Date of Recording: 1963 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
5.
La Rondine: Ore dolci e divine by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1971 
6.
Così fan tutte, K 588: Ah guarda, sorella by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano), Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1982 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
7.
Otello: Già nella notte densa by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1974 
8.
Les nuits d'été, Op. 7: no 4, Absence by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1841; France 
Date of Recording: 1963 
9.
Four Last Songs, AV 150: no 3, Beim Schlafengehen by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1948; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1973 
10.
(The) Lord's Prayer by Albert Hay Malotte
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano), George Decker (Organ)
Conductor:  William Self
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Thomas Men and Boy's Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Date of Recording: 1966 
11.
Porgy and Bess: Summertime by George Gershwin
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Date of Recording: 1963 
12.
Swing low, sweet chariot by Traditional
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard De Paur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Chorus
Date of Recording: 1961 
Notes: Arranged: Leonard de Paur 
13.
Ride on, King Jesus! by Traditional
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard De Paur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Chorus
Date of Recording: 1961 
Notes: Arranged: Hall Johnson and Leonard de Paur 

Sound Samples

Pace, pace, mio Dio
Act II: Piangi? Perchè?; Un bel dì vedremo
Act IV: Siam giunti
Act IV: D'amor sull'ali rosee
L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera)
Act I: Ore dolci e divine
Act I: Ah, guarda, sorella
Act I: Già nella notte
Act I: Quando narravi
Act I: Venga la morte!
Absence
Beim Schlafengehen
The Lord's Prayer
Summertime
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Ride On, King Jesus

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