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The Very Best Of Janet Baker

Baker,Dame Janet
Release Date: 07/26/2011 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 94717   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  George Frideric HandelFelix MendelssohnJohannes BrahmsMaurice Duruflé,   ... 
Performer:  Dame Janet BakerJohn ButtTimothy HughGerald Moore,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Charles MackerrasRafael Frühbeck de BurgosSir Adrian BoultPhilip Ledger,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 35 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Messiah, HWV 56: He was despised and rejected by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker ()
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 12 Minutes 34 Secs. 
2.
Elijah, Op. 70: O rest in the Lord by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker ()
Conductor:  Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
3.
Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker ()
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Austria 
Length: 11 Minutes 49 Secs. 
4.
Requiem, Op. 9: Pie Jesu by Maurice Duruflé
Performer:  John Butt (Organ), Timothy Hugh (Cello), Dame Janet Baker ()
Conductor:  Philip Ledger
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
5.
Sea Pictures, Op. 37 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker ()
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897-1899; England 
Length: 23 Minutes 48 Secs. 
6.
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Softly and Gently "Angel's Farewell" by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker ()
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899-1900; England 
Length: 6 Minutes 53 Secs. 
7.
Linden Lea by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker ()
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
8.
A Boy was Born, Op. 3: Corpus Christi Carol by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker ()
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955/1961; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
9.
Prison, Op. 83 no 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
10.
Soir, Op. 83 no 2 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
11.
Clair de lune, Op. 46 no 2 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
12.
Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 44 Secs. 
13.
Gretchen am Spinnrade, D 118/Op. 2 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerald Moore (Piano), Dame Janet Baker ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
14.
Wiegenlied, D 498/Op. 98 no 2 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerald Moore (Piano), Dame Janet Baker ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
15.
Die Forelle, D 550 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Geoffrey Parsons (Piano), Dame Janet Baker ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
16.
Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D 774/Op. 72 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Geoffrey Parsons (Piano), Dame Janet Baker ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
17.
An die Musik, D 547 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Geoffrey Parsons (Piano), Dame Janet Baker ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
18.
An Sylvia, D 891/Op. 106 no 4 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Geoffrey Parsons (Piano), Dame Janet Baker ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
19.
Nacht und Träume, D 827 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Geoffrey Parsons (Piano), Dame Janet Baker ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
20.
Heidenröslein, D 257/Op. 3 no 3 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
21.
Du bist die Ruh, D 776/Op. 59 no 3 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
22.
Songs (6), Op. 34: no 2, Auf Flügeln des Gesanges by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
23.
Liederkreis, Op. 39: no 5, Mondnacht by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
24.
Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42: no 4, Du Ring an meinem Finger by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano), Dame Janet Baker ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
25.
Songs (2) for Alto, Viola and Piano, Op. 91: no 2, Geistliches Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  André Previn (Piano), Dame Janet Baker (), Cecil Aronowitz (Viola)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1864-84; Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 47 Secs. 
26.
Lieder (5), Op. 39: no 4, Befreit by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Length: 5 Minutes 32 Secs. 
27.
Lieder (4), Op. 27: no 4, Morgen by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
28.
Rückert Lieder (5): no 3, Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker ()
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 56 Secs. 
29.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 4, Bereite dich, Zion by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker ()
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 8 Secs. 
30.
L'invitation au voyage ("Mon enfant, ma soeur"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra) by Henri Duparc
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker ()
Conductor:  André Previn
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1870; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
31.
Pretty Ring Time, for voice & piano by Peter Warlock
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker ()
Period: Modern 
Written: 1925; United Kingdom 
Length: 1 Minutes 23 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Bereite dich, Zion from Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 (2001 Digital Remaster)
Messiah, HWV 56 (1989 - Remaster), Part 2: He was despised (alto air: Largo)
Elijah, Op.70 (1995 - Remaster): No. 31 - O rest in the Lord (Angel I)
Alto Rhapsody, Op.53 (1988 Digital Remaster)
Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (1999 Digital Remaster)
L'Invitation au voyage (1995 - Remaster)
Requiem, Op.9 (version with organ) (1993 Digital Remaster): Pie Jesu
Sea Pictures, Op.37: I. Sea Slumber-Song (Roden Noel)
Sea Pictures, Op.37: II. In Haven (Capri) (C. Alice Elgar)
Sea Pictures, Op.37: III. Sabbath Morning at Sea (Elizabeth Barrett Browning)
Sea Pictures, Op.37: IV. Where Corals Lie (Richard Garnett)
Sea Pictures, Op.37: V. The Swimmer (A. Lindsay Gordon)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38 (1989 - Remaster): The Angel's Farewell (Softly and gently)
Linden Lea - A Dorset song (1994 - Remaster)
Corpus Christi Carol (1994 Digital Remaster)
Pretty Ring Time (1994 Digital Remaster)
2 Songs, Op.83 (1994 Digital Remaster): Prison (Verlaine)
2 Songs, Op.83 (1994 Digital Remaster): Soir (Samain)
2 Songs, Op.46 (1994 Digital Remaster): Clair de lune (Verlaine)
Ellens Gesang III - Ave Maria, D.839 (1996 Digital Remaster)
Gretchen am Spinnrade, D.118 (1996 - Remaster)
Wiegenlied (Schlafe, schlafe) D.498 (1996 - Remaster)
Die Forelle, D.550 (1996 Digital Remaster)
Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D.774 (1996 Digital Remaster)
An die Musik, D.547 (1996 Digital Remaster)
An Sylvia, D.891 (1996 - Remaster)
Nacht und Träume, D.827 (1996 Digital Remaster)
Heidenröslein, D.257 (1996 Digital Remaster)
Du bist die Ruh, D.776 (1996 Digital Remaster)
Auf Flügeln des Gesanges (from 6 Lieder, Op.34) (2000 Digital Remaster)
Liederkreis, Op.39 (2000 Digital Remaster): Mondnacht
Frauenliebe und -leben, Op.42 (1995 Digital Remaster): Du Ring an meinem Finger
2 Lieder, Op.91 (1995 - Remaster): Geistliches Wiegenlied (wds. Geibel after Lope de Vega)
Funf Lieder, Op.39 (1994 - Remaster): Befreit (Dehmel)
4 Lieder, Op.27 (1994 - Remaster): Morgen! (Mackay)

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