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Frederica Von Stade Edition


Release Date: 05/29/2012 
Label:  Newton Classics   Catalog #: 8802125   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Robert SchumannErnest ChaussonFranz SchubertAlessandro Scarlatti,   ... 
Performer:  Frederica Von StadeJudith BlegenCharles WadsworthJanice Taylor,   ... 
Conductor:  Mario Bernardi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Arts Centre Orchestra
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Born in 1945, Frederica von Stade – who auditioned for the Met on a $50 bet – is considered one of the world’s most accomplished mezzo-sopranos. This 4CD set celebrates her unique voice and spans the incredibly broad spectrum of styles for which she is known. The compilation includes von Stade’s recording debut, an unusual and eclectic choice of arias and duets with Judith Blegen, such as Mozart’s chamber-scale arrangement of Non so più. With a disc dedicated to Italian opera, in which Monteverdi’s neglected Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria of 1639 is accorded equal status alongside Rossini’s better-known bel canto works, von Stade’s far-reaching programme extends into CD4’s song recital – where her affinity for French repertoire comes to the Read more fore. Also featuring gems such as Carol Hall’s endearing Jenny Rebecca, it offers a stark contrast to the disc of Mahler song-cycles, in which the singer achieves a particularly nostalgic tone. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Spanisches Liederspiel, Op. 74: no 8, Botschaft by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Judith Blegen (Soprano), Charles Wadsworth (Piano)
Written: 1849 
2.
Lieder Album für die Jugend, Op. 79: no 15, Das Glück by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Judith Blegen (Soprano), Charles Wadsworth (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
3.
Chanson perpétuelle, Op. 37 by Ernest Chausson
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Judith Blegen (Soprano), Charles Wadsworth (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; France 
4.
Die Verschworenen, D 787 "Der haüsliche Krieg": Ich schleiche bang und still "Romanze" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Judith Blegen (Soprano), Charles Wadsworth (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1822-1823; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Endimione e Cintia: Se geloso è il mio core by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Judith Blegen (Soprano), Charles Wadsworth (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1705; Rome, Italy 
6.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Judith Blegen (Soprano), Charles Wadsworth (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Le bonheur est chose légère by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Judith Blegen (Soprano), Charles Wadsworth (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1860; France 
8.
Duets (5), Op. 66: no 2, Klänge no 2 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Judith Blegen (Soprano), Charles Wadsworth (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; Austria 
9.
Duets (4), Op. 61: no 2, Klosterfräulein by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Judith Blegen (Soprano), Charles Wadsworth (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
10.
Duets (4), Op. 61: no 3, Phänomen by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Judith Blegen (Soprano), Charles Wadsworth (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
11.
Duets (3), Op. 20: no 1, Weg der Liebe I by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Judith Blegen (Soprano), Charles Wadsworth (Piano)
Written: pub 1861 
12.
Duets (3), Op. 20: no 2, Weg der Liebe II by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Judith Blegen (Soprano), Charles Wadsworth (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Germany 
13.
Ballads and Romances (4), Op. 75: no 4, Walpurgisnacht by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Judith Blegen (Soprano), Charles Wadsworth (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Germany 
14.
Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria: Torna, torna by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Janice Taylor (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Mario Bernardi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Arts Centre Orchestra
15.
Tancredi: Di tanti palpiti by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Mario Bernardi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Arts Centre Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
16.
Nina, o sia La pazza per amore: Il mio ben quando verrá by Giovanni Paisiello
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Mario Bernardi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Arts Centre Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Italy 
17.
Semiramide: Bel raggio lusinghier by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Mario Bernardi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Arts Centre Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Italy 
18.
Idaspe: Ombra fedele anch'io by Riccardo Broschi
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Mario Bernardi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Arts Centre Orchestra
Period: Classical 
19.
La Bohème: E destin! Debbo andarmene coraggio! by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Mario Bernardi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Arts Centre Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
20.
Firste Booke of Songes or Ayres: no 17, Come againe, sweet love doth now envite by John Dowland
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Martin Katz (Piano)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1597; England 
21.
Second Booke of Songes or Ayres: no 3, Sorrow sorrow stay, lend true repentant teares by John Dowland
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Martin Katz (Piano)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1600; England 
22.
Tell me, some pitying angel, Z 196 "Blessed Virgin's Expostulation" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Martin Katz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1693; England 
23.
Die drei Zigeuner, S 320 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Martin Katz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1860; Weimar, Germany 
24.
Einst, S 332 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Martin Katz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Rome, Italy 
25.
Oh! quand je dors, S 282 "Élégie Etienne Monnier" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Martin Katz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842/1859; Germany 
26.
Chansons de Bilitis for Speaker and Chamber Ensemble by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Martin Katz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1900; France 
27.
Chants de France: Auprès de ma blonde by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Martin Katz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
28.
Chants de France: Ou irai - je me plaindre? by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Martin Katz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
29.
Chants de France: Au pre de la rose by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Martin Katz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
30.
Chants de France: D'ou venez - vous fillette? by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Martin Katz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
31.
Jenny Rebecca by Carol Hall
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Martin Katz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 

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