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Per Amore - Opera Arias / Juliane Banse

Banse / Drp / Poppen
Release Date: 01/25/2011 
Label:  Hänssler Classic   Catalog #: 93262  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartCarl Maria von WeberBedrich SmetanaGiacomo Puccini,   ... 
Performer:  Juliane Banse
Conductor:  Christoph Poppen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Prior to this recital disc, the only times I had heard soprano Juliane Banse in opera were as Frau Fluth in Nicolai's Merry Wives of Windsor on CPO and as Marzelline in Fidelio under Simon Rattle. Her CDs of Brahms songs and various oratorio recordings are all impressive--but here, in this varied if unsurprising collection, we can get to hear her in many guises and up close.

The voice is a full lyric and quite beautiful, with plenty of warmth, security at all dynamic levels, and a clear, even line from top to bottom.

...Marie's aria from The Bartered Bride (sung in German), a rarity on recital CDs, is sung with just the right sadness and sense of resignation, with the orchestral accompaniment absolutely
Read more lovely. "Come scoglio" is notable for its precision and energy...

Banse's Mimi is sung directly and sweetly and the voice opens nicely on the high As; "O mio babbino caro" is sung full-voice throughout and without a hint of coyness. Her Tatyana is breathless and girlish, and she sounds utterly sincere in every mood change and moment of self-doubt. Micaela's aria is simply gorgeous, the tone solid, the legato ideal. Marguerite's Jewel Song has sparkle and somewhat of a trill."

--Robert Levine, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1. Così fan tutte, K 588: Temerari!...Come scoglio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Juliane Banse (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christoph Poppen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
2. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: E Susanna non vien...Dove sono by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Juliane Banse (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christoph Poppen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
3. Der Freischütz, J 277: Wie nahte mir der Schlummer by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Juliane Banse (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christoph Poppen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817-1821; Dresden, Germany 
4. Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93: Alone at last...How strange by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Juliane Banse (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christoph Poppen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863/1870; Czech Republic 
5. La Bohème: Si, mi chiamano Mimì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Juliane Banse (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christoph Poppen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
6. Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Juliane Banse (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christoph Poppen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
7. Manon: Adieu, notre petite table by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Juliane Banse (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christoph Poppen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
8. Carmen: Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante "Micaëla's Aria" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Juliane Banse (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christoph Poppen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
9. Faust: Ah! je ris de me voir si belle "Jewel Song" by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Juliane Banse (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christoph Poppen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 

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