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Eileen Farrell: Complete Columbia Album Collection


Release Date: 01/31/2020 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 19075991902  
Composer:  Alban BergArnold SchoenbergErnst KrenekLuigi Cherubini,   ... 
Performer:  Friedrich JagelDavid LloydEdwina EustisHubert Norville,   ... 
Conductor:  Dimitri MitropoulosArnold GamsonMax RudolfLuther Henderson,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola CantorumHigh School of Music and Art ChorusNew York Philharmonic,   ... 
Number of Discs: 16 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“If the fate of nations were to depend on a voice-contest, America would probably choose Eileen Farrell as its champion, and our national security would be guaranteed,” wrote a leading US critic in Gramophone in 1958. “For ‘America’s great dramatic soprano’ has not only a voice of prodigious range but of a warmth which reflects its owner’s personality.” To mark the 100th anniversary of her birth (Farrell died in 2002), Sony Classical is proud to present a new 16-CD collection of this beloved artist’s entire American Columbia discography, displaying her uniquely wide repertoire, ranging from Brünnhilde to Broadway, from Cherubini’s Medea to Berg’s Marie, from Debussy songs to “Danny Boy”, from Gluck to Gershwin.

Born in
Read more 1920 in Connecticut to vaudeville performers who styled themselves “The Singing O’Farrells”, she studied with a Met contralto and by the age of 20 had moved to New York with her own CBS radio programme, “Eileen Farrell Sings”. It lasted seven years and made her famous (Frank Sinatra was one of her guests), singing a mix of arias, light classical works, Irish ballads and Broadway standards. That diversity is generously represented in Sony’s new edition. The earliest recordings date from 1946, during Farrell’s years as a broadcasting star: an enchantingly delivered group of favourite songs proudly celebrating the singer’s Irish heritage. Like many of the other discs in this set, it is appearing for the first time on CD.

Among the multitude of listeners entranced by Farrell’s radio show was Leopold Stokowski, with whom she made her New York Philharmonic debut in 1949. The orchestra’s then music director, Dimitri Mitropoulos, soon became her mentor, and in 1951 she sang Marie in his epoch-making Carnegie Hall concert performance of Berg’s Wozzeck. Columbia recorded and released it; High Fidelity reviewed it, exclaiming: “The recording is superb, and so is the performance … done with complete conviction.” Eventually Farrell appeared with the New York orchestra no fewer than 61 times. Her official debut on the opera stage had to wait another five years: as Leonora in Il trovatore opposite Jussi Björling in San Francisco. In 1958, she essayed Cherubini’s Medea – one of her favourite roles – in the same house and recorded extended excerpts of it for Columbia in New York. High Fidelity compared Farrell’s interpretation favourably to Callas’s, praising her “voice of almost flawless beauty, and she is a musician of great intelligence.” Gramophone concurred: “The disc should be heard by all lovers of fine singing.” Farrell’s Met debut – as Gluck’s Alceste, also sampled here – came in 1960.

The other operatic discs in this Farrell collection feature the great soprano in Verdi and Puccini aria recitals. And, most impressively of all, there is her classic 1961-Grammy-winning Wagner collaboration with the New York Philharmonic and Leonard Bernstein, who – wrote Opera News in the singer’s obituary – “delighted this staunch Irish Catholic girl with his naughty, high-energy, smart-funny Jewish boy persona. And because she could relax around him, she listened to him: he got her to think more deeply about Wagner’s themes and motives than anyone had done previously. Even in her youngest days, she had been capable of a certain majesty, but her performances with Bernstein demonstrated a new warmth and spontaneity.”

Their recording of “Brünnhilde’s Immolation” from Götterdämmerung and the Wesendonck Lieder, never out of the catalogue, has been showered with countless encomiums. When it was first released, High Fidelity’s opera specialist called the Ring closing scene “certainly the best since Flagstad’s prewar recording … The Wesendonck Lieder are vocally very close to perfect, and just right in terms of mood. ‘Der Engel’ and ‘Träume’, in particular, are to my ears simply gorgeous … The orchestra sounds wonderful (aided in no small degree by some magnificent engineering) … Conductor and orchestra provide a lovely, billowy cushion for the songs, thus adding to the effect of one of the finest sides among stereo vocal releases.”

Farrell in oratorio is represented by her contribution to Bernstein’s 1960 New York recording of Beethoven’s Missa solemnis, here included complete: “What particularly strikes one is the wonderful feeling of spontaneity and energy that radiates from this interpretation” (High Fidelity), as well as Ormandy’s 1959 Philadelphia Messiah. Probably the most famous of her many celebrated albums of pop songs is “I’ve Got a Right to Sing the Blues” from 1959. High Fidelity’s enthusiastic reviewer, seemingly still unaware of Farrell’s deep roots in this repertoire, wrote that she “makes the jump from Wagner and Cherubini to Arlen and Rodgers with ease and complete conviction. In this remarkable vocal tour de force the singer displays a knowing command of a medium most people would imagine to be beyond her ken, singing with uninhibited freedom and a sure sense of style that almost border on jazz.” In 1975, Gramophone deemed the album “a treasured collector’s item”, and the same phrase is likely to be applied to Sony Classical new box of Eileen Farrell’s complete Columbia recordings.

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REVIEW:

Farrell can encompass the whole Puccinian spectrum from Magda (in La rondine) to Turandot without compromise, but what’s really astonishing is that she’s equally at home in a worldbeating Immolation Scene with Leonard Bernstein as she is singing jazz standards with André Previn.

One doesn’t get much sense of this apparent size on disc but the sheer quality comes across clearly. It’s a superbly burnished and powerful instrument: firm in the lower registers; steely but beautiful at the top, with a terrific sheen.

This box is invaluable for anyone wanting to hear one of the great voices of a generation and sample one of the great opera careers that never quite was.

– Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Wozzeck, Op. 7 by Alban Berg
Performer:  Friedrich Jagel (Tenor), David Lloyd (Tenor), Edwina Eustis (Soprano),
Hubert Norville (), Ralph Herbert (), Joseph Mordino (),
Mack Harrell (Baritone), Eileen Farrell (Soprano), Adolph Anderson ()
Conductor:  Dimitri Mitropoulos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Cantorum,  High School of Music and Art Chorus,  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917-1922; Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/12/1951 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Language: German 
2.
Medea by Luigi Cherubini
Performer:  Ezio Flagello (Bass), Eileen Farrell (Soprano), André Turp (Tenor)
Conductor:  Arnold Gamson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; France 
3.
Ah, Perfido!, Op. 65 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795-1796; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/02/1958 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 12 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
Fidelio, Op. 72: Abscheulicher!...Komm, Hoffnung by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 6 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: German 
5.
Der Freischütz, J 277: Leise, leise fromme Weise by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817-1821; Dresden, Germany 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 8 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: German 
6.
Der Freischütz, J 277: Und ob die Wolke by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817-1821; Dresden, Germany 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: German 
7.
Medea: Solo un pianto by Luigi Cherubini
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; France 
8.
Alceste: Grands Dieux! du destin qui m'accable by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1767; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: French 
9.
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1959 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
La Bohème: Quando m'en vo' soletta "Musetta's Waltz" by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1959 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11.
La Bohème: Si, mi chiamano Mimì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1959 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12.
La Bohème: Donde lieta uscì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1959 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13.
La Rondine: Ch'il bel sogno di Doretta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1959 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14.
Tosca: Non la sospiri la nostra casetta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1959 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15.
Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1959 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16.
Madama Butterfly: Spira sul mar [Entrance of Butterfly] by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1959 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17.
Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1959 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
18.
Manon Lescaut: In quelle trine morbide by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1959 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
19.
Turandot: Tu, che di gel sei cinta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1959 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
20.
Turandot: In questa reggia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1959 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York 
Length: 5 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
21.
Blues in the Night by Harold Arlen
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
22.
You Were Never Lovelier: I'm Old Fashioned by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
23.
As Thousands Cheer: Suppertime by Irving Berlin
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; USA 
24.
Tip-toes: Looking for a boy by George Gershwin
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; New York, USA 
25.
On Your Toes: Glad to Be Unhappy by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
26.
On the Sunny Side of the Street by James Francis McHugh
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; United States 
27.
Finian's Rainbow: Old Devil Moon by Burton Lane
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
Period: Modern 
28.
He Was Too Good to Me by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
29.
Simple Simon: Ten cents a dance by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
30.
Ev'rytime by Hugh Martin
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
31.
Knickerbocker Holiday: September Song by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
32.
I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues by Harold Arlen
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
33.
Geneviève de Brabant: The Marines' Hymn by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1859-1875; France 
34.
Believe me, if all those endearing young charms by Thomas Moore
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Charle Lichter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
35.
The Minstrel-Boy by Thomas Moore
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Charle Lichter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Ireland 
36.
Tis the last rose of summer by Thomas Moore
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Charle Lichter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Ireland 
37.
Kerry Dance by James L. Molloy
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Charle Lichter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
38.
Come Back to Erin by Claribel
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Charle Lichter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Concert Orchestra
39.
Killarney by Michael Balfe
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Charle Lichter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; Ireland 
40.
Danny Boy by Frederick E. Weatherly
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Charle Lichter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Concert Orchestra
41.
Rose of Tralee by Charles William Glover
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Charle Lichter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Ireland 
42.
An die Leier, D 737/Op. 56 no 2 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822-1823; Vienna, Austria 
43.
Fischerweise, D 881 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 
44.
An die Laute, D 905/Op. 81 no 2 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
45.
Du liebst mich nicht, D 756 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria 
46.
Dem Unendlichen, D 291 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
47.
Lieder und Gesänge ii, Op. 51: no 2, Volksliedchen by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
48.
Gesänge (3), Op. 95: no 2, An den Mond by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
49.
Minnespiel, Op. 101: no 4, Mein schöner Stern! by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
50.
Romances and Ballades iv, Op. 64: no 1, Die Soldatenbraut by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
51.
Beau soir by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1880; France 
52.
Ariettes oubliées: no 1, C'est l'extase by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1887; France 
53.
Fleur des blés by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1880; France 
54.
Noël des enfants que n'ont plus de maison by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; France 
55.
Ariettes oubliées: no 3, L'ombre des arbres by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1885; France 
56.
Poèmes (2) d'Aragon: no 1, C by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; France 
57.
Métamorphoses (3): no 1, Reine des mouettes by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; France 
58.
Fiançailles pour rire: no 6, Fleurs by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; France 
59.
Banalités: no 4, Voyage à Paris by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; France 
60.
Banalités: no 2, Hôtel by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; France 
61.
What child is this? by Traditional
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 09/04/1959 
62.
God rest ye merry, gentlemen by Traditional
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 09/04/1959 
63.
Lullay My Liking by Traditional
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
Date of Recording: 09/04/1959 
64.
Deck the Halls by Traditional
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
Written: Wales, UK 
Date of Recording: 09/04/1959 
65.
Snow in the Street by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1928; England 
Date of Recording: 09/04/1959 
66.
Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 09/04/1959 
67.
Sleep, Holy Babe by Traditional
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
Date of Recording: 09/04/1959 
68.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/04/1959 
69.
It came upon the midnight clear by Richard Storrs Willis
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 09/04/1959 
70.
O little town of Bethlehem by Henry Walford Davies
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 09/04/1959 
71.
Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/04/1959 
72.
Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Date of Recording: 09/04/1959 
73.
Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/04/1959 
74.
Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol" by Traditional
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 09/04/1959 
75.
Song of the Crib by Traditional
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
Date of Recording: 09/04/1959 
76.
The first nowell by Traditional
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 09/04/1959 
77.
Messiah, HWV 56 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), Martha Lipton (Alto), Davis Cunningham (Tenor),
William Warfield (Baritone)
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra,  Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1958-59 
78.
Aida: Ritorna vincitor! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
79.
Un ballo in maschera: Ma dall' arido stelo divulsa by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
80.
Otello: Willow Song by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
81.
Otello: Piangea cantando "Willow Song" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
82.
Simon Boccanegra: Come in quest' ora bruna by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Italy 
83.
Il trovatore: Tacea la notte placida...Di tale amor by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
84.
Il trovatore: D'amor sull' ali rosee by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
85.
La forza del destino: Pace, pace, mio Dio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
86.
Babes in arms: My funny valentine by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
87.
Fly Me to the Moon by Bart Howard
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
88.
I Got it Bad and that Ain't Good by Edward "Duke" Ellington
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; USA 
89.
Somebody Loves Me by George Gershwin
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
90.
Dreamy by Erroll Garner
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
91.
Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams by Harry Barris
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
92.
Lady, be Good: The man I love by George Gershwin
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
93.
Solitaire "The Game of Love" by Luther Henderson
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
94.
To Be in Love by Bart Howard
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
95.
Damsel in Distress: A foggy day by George Gershwin
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
96.
The Second Time Around by James Van Heusen
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
97.
Cabin in the Sky: Taking a chance on love by Vernon Duke
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940 
98.
Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), Richard Lewis (Tenor), Carol Smith (Alto),
Kim Borg (Bass)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Choir,  New York Philharmonic
Period: Classical 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
99.
Don Carlos: Io vengo a domandar grazia alla mia Regina by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor), Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
100.
Aida: Pur ti rveggo, mia dolce Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor), Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871 
101.
Simon Boccanegra: Cielo di stelle orbato by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor), Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Italy 
102.
Un ballo in maschera: T'eco io sto...Non sai tu by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor), Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
103.
Otello: Già nella notte densa by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor), Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
104.
The King and I: Hello, young lovers by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Percy Faith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Percy Faith Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USA 
105.
Jumbo: My romance by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Percy Faith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Percy Faith Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
106.
Rosalie: In the still of the night by Cole Porter
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Percy Faith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Percy Faith Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
107.
Stormy weather by Harold Arlen
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Percy Faith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Percy Faith Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; USA 
108.
Out of this world by Harold Arlen
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Percy Faith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Percy Faith Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
109.
House of Flowers: I never has seen snow by Harold Arlen
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Percy Faith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Percy Faith Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1954; USA 
110.
Born to Dance: I've got you under my skin by Cole Porter
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Percy Faith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Percy Faith Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USA 
111.
Babes in arms: Where or when by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Percy Faith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Percy Faith Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
112.
The April Age by Alec Wilder
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Percy Faith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Percy Faith Orchestra
113.
Bells Are Ringing: The Party's Over by Jule Styne
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Percy Faith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Percy Faith Orchestra
Written: 1956 
114.
Pepe: The Faraway Part of Town by André Previn
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Percy Faith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Percy Faith Orchestra
115.
Show Boat: Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Percy Faith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Percy Faith Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 
116.
Götterdämmerung: Brünnhilde's Immolation Scene by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1874; Germany 
117.
Wesendonck Lieder by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1858; Germany 
118.
Serenade to music by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Lili Chookasian (Alto), Donald Bell (Baritone), Ezio Flagello (Bass),
Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano), Jennie Tourel (Mezzo Soprano), Adele Addison (Soprano),
Charles Bressler (Tenor), Richard Tucker (Tenor), George London (Bass Baritone),
Jon Vickers (Tenor), Eileen Farrell (Soprano), Lucine Amara (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; England 
119.
Girl Crazy: But not for me by George Gershwin
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Andre Previn Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; USA 
120.
Spring is Here: Spring is here by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Andre Previn Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; USA 
121.
Everywhere I Look by Alec Wilder
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Andre Previn Orchestra
122.
House of Flowers: A Sleepin' Bee by Harold Arlen
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Andre Previn Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1954; USA 
123.
I Wonder What Became of Me by Harold Arlen
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Andre Previn Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
124.
Between the Devil: By Myself by Arthur Schwartz
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Andre Previn Orchestra
Period: Modern 
125.
Cabin in the Sky: Cabin in the Sky by Vernon Duke
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Andre Previn Orchestra
126.
Just for Now by André Previn
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Andre Previn Orchestra
127.
Where, I Wonder by André Previn
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Andre Previn Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
128.
The Morning After by Harold Arlen
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Andre Previn Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
129.
Be My All by Bart Howard
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Andre Previn Orchestra
130.
Goldwyn Follies: Love is here to stay by George Gershwin
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Andre Previn Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
131.
Liriche (4) su parole di poeti armeni: Io sono la madre by Ottorino Respighi
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; Italy 
132.
Melodie (6): no 1, In alto mare by Ottorino Respighi
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; Italy 
133.
Nebbie by Ottorino Respighi
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; Italy 
134.
Invito alla danza by Ottorino Respighi
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1906; Italy 
135.
Rispetti Toscani (4): no 2, Venitelo a vedere 'l mi piccino by Ottorino Respighi
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; Italy 
136.
Melodie (6): no 3, Mattinata by Ottorino Respighi
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; Italy 
137.
La pastorella by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
138.
Ninna, Nanna by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
139.
La ermita de san Simon by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
140.
Fêtes galantes, Set 2: no 2, Le faune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1904 
141.
Mélodies (3) de Verlaine: no 1, La mer est plus belle by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: French Impressionist 
142.
Chansons (3) de Bilitis: no 2, La chevelure by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1897-1898; France 
143.
Ariettes oubliées: no 5, Green by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1886; France 
144.
Nell, Op. 18 no 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; France 
145.
Clair de lune, Op. 46 no 2 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
146.
Vocalise-étude by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; France 
147.
Noël, Op. 43 no 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 

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 Fantastic set! March 4, 2020 By Duanna U. (Chatsworth, CA) See All My Reviews "Fantastic set! I have always loved Farrell, one of my favorites along with Frida Leider and Dieskau--this was a great price and a great collection- her later torch songs etc are here as is the Xmas cd-thank you Arkiv--keep up the grand work! Bravo! If you are in doubt--buy it!!!! Wish you had a Caballe set or the old Angel Lieder set--have yet to find it-" Report Abuse
 Excellent Reissue Of Eileen Farrell Columbia Reco February 17, 2020 By Arthur W. (Pleasant Valley, NY) See All My Reviews "The anthology is excellent and the remastering excellent. My only question is why didn't SONY reissue the RCA Victor recordings as well since they own the rights to both Columbia Masterworks and RCA Victor Red Seal, etc. They could have included the Stokowski conducted Wagner: Wessendock Lieder, the Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra Wagner recordings with Eileen Farrell as well as the Beethoven: Symphony #9 with Toscanini / NBC Symphony Orchestra. There are probably more RCA recordings with her never reissued on LP or CD." Report Abuse
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