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Ave Maria / Jose Carreras, Uwe Christian Harrer, Vienna Boys' Choir


Release Date: 03/30/1984 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 411138   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George Frideric HandelJohann Sebastian BachLouis NiedermeyerCésar Franck,   ... 
Performer:  José Carreras
Conductor:  Uwe Christian Harrer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony OrchestraVienna Boys' Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

There is as much energy as beauty in the singing throughout by José Carreras and the Vienna Boys Choir.

Religious solos and choral pieces front two centuries and at least four countries make Up the ten works on this disc. The Ave Maria of the disc title is Gounod's meditation on Bach's first Prelude from the 48, and its lyrical style is typical of the programme's content. The "Hallelujah" Chorus from Handel's Messiah is the only declamatory item, yet there is as much energy as beauty in the singing throughout by José Carreras and the Vienna Boys Choir (joined by 'old boys' of the Chorus Viennensis in two choruses). Compact Disc quality is excellent and the balance of choir and orchestra in fairly
Read more reverberant surroundings is just about right, with the tenor rather closer.

-- John Borwick, Gramophone [8/1984]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Uwe Christian Harrer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
2.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Uwe Christian Harrer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
3.
Pietà, Signore by Louis Niedermeyer
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Uwe Christian Harrer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: Switzerland 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This work has been attributed to Alessandro Stradella. 
4.
Panis angelicus by César Franck
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Uwe Christian Harrer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Language: Latin 
5.
Pregária by N. Alvarez Solar-Quintes
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Uwe Christian Harrer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
6.
German Mass in F major, D 872: Sanctus "Helig! helig! helig!" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Uwe Christian Harrer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
7.
Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Uwe Christian Harrer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This work is based on J.S. Bach's Prelude no 1 in C from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier.' 
8.
Repentir "O Divine Redeemer" by Charles Gounod
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Uwe Christian Harrer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
9.
L'arlésienne: Suite no 2 - 2nd movement, Intermezzo by Georges Bizet
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Uwe Christian Harrer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Language: Latin 
Notes: 'L'arlésienne: Suite no 2' was written by Ernest Guiraud c. 1879 after
Bizet's incidental music to 'L'arlésienne.' 
10.
Quattro pezzi sacri: Laudi alla Vergine Maria by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Uwe Christian Harrer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1890; Italy 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

Messiah / Part 2: 42. Chorus: "Hallelujah"
Panis Angelicus
Pietà, Signore
Pregária
German Mass, D.872: Heilig, heilig, heilig
Ave Maria
Agnus Dei
4 Sacred Pieces (Quattro pezzi sacri): Laudi alla vergine Maria
Repentir (O Divine Redeemer) - Sung in French
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Cantata BWV 147: 10. Choral: "Jesus bleibet meine Freude"

Customer Reviews

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