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The Jessye Norman Collection


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 422893   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jerome KernGeorge GershwinRichard RodgersCole Porter,   ... 
Performer:  Jessye NormanJohn T. WilliamsDalton BaldwinGeoffrey Parsons,   ... 
Conductor:  John T. WilliamsSir Alexander GibsonWillis PattersonSir Colin Davis,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston PopsRoyal Philharmonic OrchestraAmbrosian Singers,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Jessye Norman has won plaudits for singing music from Purcell to Schoenberg. This selection of arias, lieder, spirituals, and mélodies presents a wonderful overview of the recorded work of the American soprano. Jessye Norman has won plaudits for singing music from Purcell to Schoenberg. This selection of arias, lieder, spirituals, and mélodies presents a wonderful overview of the recorded work of the American soprano. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Very Warm for May: All the Things You Are by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; USA 
Notes: Arranged: Hyman 
2.
Goldwyn Follies: Love is here to stay by George Gershwin
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano), John T. Williams (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
3.
Spring is Here: Spring is here by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; USA 
Notes: Arranged: Reisman 
4.
Rosalie: In the still of the night by Cole Porter
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
Notes: Arranged: Reisman 
5.
Spring is Here: With a song in my heart by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; USA 
Notes: Arranged: Courage 
6.
Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Ambrosian Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Amazing Grace by Traditional
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Ambrosian Singers
Notes: Arranged: Hope 
8.
Greensleeves by Traditional
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Ambrosian Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Notes: Arranged: Hope 
9.
The Holy City by Stephen Adams
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Ambrosian Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1892; England 
10.
Panis angelicus by César Franck
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Ambrosian Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Notes: Arranged: Hope 
11.
Messe solennelle de Sainte Cécile: Sanctus by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Ambrosian Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; France 
12.
There's a man goin' `round by Traditional
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Written: USA 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
13.
Give me Jesus by Traditional
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Willis Patterson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Singers
Notes: Arranged: Willis Patterson
This selection is an ADD recording. 
14.
I couldn't hear nobody pray by Traditional
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Willis Patterson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Singers
Written: USA 
Notes: Arranged: Willis Patterson
This selection is an ADD recording. 
15.
Do Lawd, oh do Lawd by Traditional
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Willis Patterson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Singers
Written: USA 
Notes: Arranged: Willis Patterson
This selection is an ADD recording. 
16.
Gospel Train by Traditional
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano), Dalton Baldwin (Piano)
Written: USA 
Notes: Arranged: Dalton Baldwin, Jessye Norman and Willis Patterson
This selection is an ADD recording. 
17.
He's got the whole world in His hands by Traditional
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Written: USA 
18.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
19.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: E Susanna non vien...Dove sono by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
20.
Lieder (8), Op. 10: no 1, Zueignung by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Germany 
Notes: Orchestrated: Hegel 
21.
Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60: Es gibt ein Reich by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911/1916; Germany 
22.
Four Last Songs, AV 150: no 1, Frühling by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1948; Germany 
23.
Lieder (5), Op. 69: no 5, Schlechtes Wetter by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Germany 
24.
Dido and Aeneas, Z 626: Thy hand, Belinda...When I am laid in earth by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; England 
25.
Gretchen am Spinnrade, D 118/Op. 2 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Phillip Moll (Piano), Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
26.
L'invitation au voyage by Henri Duparc
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano), Dalton Baldwin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1870; France 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
27.
Je te veux for Piano by Erik Satie
Performer:  Dalton Baldwin (Piano), Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1900; France 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
28.
Léocadia: Les chemins de l'amour by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano), Dalton Baldwin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; France 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
29.
Tristan und Isolde: Mild und leise "Liebestod" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
30.
Les nuits d'été, Op. 7: no 2, Le spectre de la rose by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1841; France 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 

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