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Dies Irae - The Essential Choral Collection


Release Date: 09/16/1997 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 457196   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiGeorges BizetLudwig van BeethovenGeorge Frideric Handel,   ... 
Performer:  Agnes BaltsaWiera BaniewiczEdith MathisDavid Reichenberg,   ... 
Conductor:  Carlo Maria GiuliniClaudio AbbadoKarl BöhmSimon Preston,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic OrchestraErnst Senff ChoirLondon Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 7 Mins. 

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The set contains both DDD and ADD recordings.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Requiem Mass: Dies irae - Excerpt(s) by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Ernst Senff Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/1989 
Language: Latin 
2.
Carmen: Les voici! Les voici! by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Ambrosian Singers,  George Watson's College Boys' Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 09/1977 
Language: French 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
3.
Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral": 4th movement, Finale - Ode to Joy by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Concert Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1970 
Language: German 
4.
Coronation Anthems (4): no 1, HWV 258 "Zadok the priest" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir,  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; London, England 
Date of Recording: 10/1981 
Language: English 
5.
Lohengrin: Treulich geführt "Bridal Chorus" by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/1971 
Language: German 
6.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Ineggiamo, il Signor "Easter Hymn" by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Agnes Baltsa (Mezzo Soprano), Wiera Baniewicz (Alto)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus,  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1989 
Language: Italian 
7.
Requiem in D minor, K 626: Requiem aeternam by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Edith Mathis (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Concert Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1971 
Language: Latin 
8.
Pavane, Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra,  Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1986 
9.
Gloria in D major, RV 589: Gloria in excelsis Deo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  David Reichenberg (Oboe), Crispian Steele-Perkins (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert,  English Concert Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/1987 
Language: Latin 
10.
Messiah, HWV 56: For unto us a child is born by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  John Alldis Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1972-73 
Language: English 
11.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: O Isis und Osiris (Chorus) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Radio Chamber Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1964 
Language: German 
12.
Messe solennelle de Sainte Cécile: Credo by Charles Gounod
Conductor:  Igor Markevitch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra,  Prague Philharmonic Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; France 
Date of Recording: 09/1965 
Language: Latin 
13.
I vow to thee, my country, H 148 by Gustav Holst
Performer:  Della Jones (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Choral Society,  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1921; England 
Language: English 
Notes: Orchestrated: Gerrard Williams 
14.
Turandot: Diecimila anni al nostro Imperatore! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  John Alldis Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/1972 
Language: Italian 
15.
Carmina burana: no 1, O fortuna by Carl Orff
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1967 
Language: Latin 
16.
Aida: Gloria all' Egitto by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1984 
Language: Italian 
17.
Vespro della Beata Vergine: Deus in adjutorium by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Nigel Robson (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir,  His Majesties Sagbutts and Cornetts
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1610; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1989 
Language: Latin 
18.
Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63: See the conqu'ring hero comes by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  Wandsworth School Boys' Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747; London, England 
Date of Recording: 04/1976 
Language: English 
19.
Peer Gynt, Op. 23: no 7, In the hall of the mountain king by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra,  Pro Musica Chamber Choir,  Gösta Ohlin Vocal Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1892; Norway 
Date of Recording: 06/1987 
20.
Magnificat in D major, BWV 243: Magnificat by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra,  Munich Bach Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/1961 
Language: Latin 
21.
Requiem, Op. 48: Agnus Dei by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Philharmonia Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1890; France 
Date of Recording: 03/1986 
Language: Latin 
22.
Madama Butterfly: Humming Chorus by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Opera Chorus,  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/1971 
Language: Italian 
23.
Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 23, Ich will hier bei dir by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra,  Munich Bach Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1727; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1979 
Language: German 
24.
Tannhäuser: Freudig begrüssen "Entrance of the Guests" by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1984 
Language: German 
25.
Don Carlos: Spuntato ecco il dì d'esultanza by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1961 
Language: Italian 
26.
Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances - Excerpt(s) by Alexander Borodin
Performer:  Torgny Sporsen (Bass)
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra,  Gothenburg Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1887; Russia 
Date of Recording: 06/1989 
27.
Il trovatore: Vedi! le fosche notturne "Anvil Chorus" by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1984 
Language: Italian 
28.
Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  John Alldis Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1972-73 
Language: English 
29.
Nabucco: Va, pensiero by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1982 
Language: Italian 
30.
Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39: no 1 in D major by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Choral Society,  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; England 
Language: English 

Sound Samples

Land of Hope and Glory - Arr. from "Pomp and Circumstance" March No.1
Messa da Requiem: 2. Dies irae
Nabucco / Act 3: Coro: Introduzione - "Va pensiero, sull'ali dorate"
Carmen / Act 3: Les voici! voici le quadrille! (Choeur)
Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 - "Choral" / 4.: "Freude, schöner Götterfunken" - only chorus
Zadok The Priest (Coronation Anthem No.1, HWV 258)
Lohengrin / Act 3: "Treulich geführt ziehet dahin"
Cavalleria rusticana: "Inneggiamo, il Signor non è morto" (Preghiera)
Requiem in D minor, K.626 (compl. by Franz Xaver Süssmayer): Kyrie (Auszug)
Pavane, Op.50
Gloria In D, R.589 - G.Ricordi 1970, Ed. Malipiero: 1. Gloria in excelsis Deo
Messiah / Part 1: 12. Chorus: "For unto us a Child is born"
Die Zauberflöte, K.620 / Act 2: O Isis und Osiris (Chor)
Messe solennelle de Ste. Cécile: No.3 Credo
I Vow to Thee, my Country
Turandot / Act 3: Diecimila anni al nostro Imperatore!
Carmina Burana / Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: "O Fortuna"
Aida / Act 2: "Gloria all'Egitto"
Vespro della Beata Vergine: Domine ad adiuvandum a 6
Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 3: 58. Chorus Of Youth:"See, The Conqu'ring Hero Comes!"- Chorus Of Virgins: "See, The Godlike Youth Advance!" - Chorus: "See, The Conqu'ring Hero Comes!"
Peer Gynt, Op.23 - Incidental Music: No.8. In the hall of the Mountain King
Magnificat In D Major, BWV 243: Chorus: "Magnificat"
Requiem, Op.48: 5. Agnus Dei (Chorus)
Madama Butterfly / Act 2: Coro a bocca chiusa (Humming Chorus)
St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One: No.23 Choral: "Ich will hier bei dir stehen"
Tannhäuser / Act 2: "Freudig begrüßen wir die edle Halle"
Don Carlo / Act 3: "Spuntato ecco il di d'esultanza"
Polovtsian Dances, from: Prince Igor: Polovtsian dances
Il Trovatore / Act 2: "Vedi! le fosche notturne spoglie" (Anvil Chorus)
Land of Hope and Glory - Arr. from "Pomp and Circumstance" March No.1
Messiah / Part 2 HWV 56: 42. Chorus: "Hallelujah"

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