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Saint-Saens: Samson et Dalila Highlights / Carreras, Baltsa, Davis

José Carreras, Agnes Baltsa
Release Date: 08/12/2010 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 438504   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  José CarrerasUrban MalmbergJonathan [Baritone Vocal] SummersRobert Swensen,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony OrchestraBavarian Radio Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

...As you would expect Carreras enters into all the ecstasy and agony of Samson's dealings with his own followers and with the enemy. He encompasses with particular success Samson's feelings of guilt before surrendering to Delilah's wiles and his remorse in "Vois ma misere" in which his plangent accents and moving diction are eloquently heard... [Baltsa] has about every quality a Delilah needs. Baltsa is alluring or pointed in her phrasing,...and brings to each of her solos a personal magnetism in terms of tone, resinous and keenly focused... As always with this artist thought has been given to all her phraseology;...she consoles us with her understanding of Delilah's character, a soul of steel enclosed in a beautiful body. You Read more feel, especially in the long scene with Samson in Act 2, her growing power over him as she entwines him in her tresses, both physically and metaphorically.

-- Gramophone [1/1991, reviewing the complete opera recording, Philips 000942202]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Dieu! Dieu d'Israël! by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859-1877; France 
Date of Recording: 02/1989 
Venue:  München 
Length: 9 Minutes 46 Secs. 
2.
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Arretez, o mes frères by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  José Carreras ()
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Date of Recording: 02/1989 
Venue:  München 
Length: 6 Minutes 2 Secs. 
3.
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Maudite à jamais by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Urban Malmberg (Voice), Jonathan [Baritone Vocal] Summers (Voice), Robert Swensen (Voice),
Simon Estes (Voice), José Carreras ()
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Date of Recording: 02/1989 
Venue:  München 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
4.
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Printemps, qui commence by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Agnes Baltsa (), Paata Burchuladze (Voice)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Date of Recording: 02/1989 
Venue:  München 
Length: 6 Minutes 5 Secs. 
5.
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Samson, recherchant ma présence by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Agnes Baltsa ()
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859-1877; France 
Date of Recording: 02/1989 
Venue:  München 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
6.
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: En ces lieux, malgré moi by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Agnes Baltsa (), José Carreras ()
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859-1877; France 
Date of Recording: 02/1989 
Venue:  München 
Length: 9 Minutes 34 Secs. 
7.
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  José Carreras (), Agnes Baltsa ()
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Date of Recording: 02/1989 
Venue:  München 
Length: 11 Minutes 50 Secs. 
8.
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Vois ma misère by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  José Carreras ()
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Date of Recording: 02/1989 
Venue:  München 
Length: 10 Minutes 12 Secs. 
9.
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Bacchanale by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1877 
Date of Recording: 02/1989 
Venue:  München 
Length: 6 Minutes 25 Secs. 
10.
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Seigneur, inspire-moi by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Urban Malmberg (Voice), José Carreras (), Robert Swensen (Voice),
Agnes Baltsa (), Donald [Tenor vocals] George (Voice), Jonathan [Baritone Vocal] Summers (Voice)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859-1877; France 
Date of Recording: 02/1989 
Venue:  München 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 

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