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The Art of Renee Fleming


Release Date: 09/11/2012 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001717202   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz SchubertVincenzo BelliniAlfredo CatalaniGiacomo Puccini,   ... 
Performer:  Renée FlemingBryn TerfelRalph SalminsSteve Pearce,   ... 
Conductor:  Andreas DelfsSir Charles MackerrasDaniel BarenboimPaul Gemignani,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 20 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A new album of the very best from the world's favorite soprano.

The Art of Renée Fleming brings together 18 defining tracks spanning Renée's finest Decca recordings, including favorite arias by Puccini, Handel and Gershwin and duets with Bryn Terfel and Placido Domingo.

Four special bonus tracks reflect Renée's prominence beyond classical repertoire with two Broadway classics, Amazing Grace - which she memorably sang at the site of the World Trade Centre and a brand new version of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah.
A new album of the very best from the world's favorite soprano.

The Art of Renée Fleming brings together 18 defining tracks spanning Renée's finest Decca recordings, including favorite arias by Puccini, Handel and Gershwin and duets with Bryn Terfel and Placido Domingo.

Four special bonus tracks reflect Renée's prominence beyond classical repertoire with two Broadway classics, Amazing Grace - which she memorably sang at the site of the World Trade Centre and a brand new version of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah.
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Works on This Recording

1. Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Renée Fleming ()
Conductor:  Andreas Delfs
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
2. Norma: Casta diva by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Renée Fleming (), Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Venue:  The Colosseum, Watford 
Length: 7 Minutes 35 Secs. 
3. La Wally: Ebben?... Ne andrò lontana by Alfredo Catalani
Performer:  Renée Fleming ()
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Venue:  The Colosseum, Watford 
Length: 5 Minutes 3 Secs. 
4. Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Renée Fleming ()
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Venue:  The Colosseum, Watford 
Length: 4 Minutes 55 Secs. 
5. Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Renée Fleming ()
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Venue:  The Colosseum, Watford 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
6. West Side Story: Somewhere by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Renée Fleming ()
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/1998 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Chicago 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
7. Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Renée Fleming ()
Conductor:  Andreas Delfs
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Venue:  All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
8. Ragtime: Wheels of a Dream by Stephen Flaherty
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (), Ralph Salmins (Drums), Renée Fleming (),
Renée Fleming (Soprano), Steve Pearce (), David Hartley (Piano),
Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Paul Gemignani
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 08/2002 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
9. Amazing grace by John Newton
Performer:  Renée Fleming (), Mark O'Connor (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1799 
Venue:  All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
10. Carousel: You'll never walk alone by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Renée Fleming (), Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Patrick Summers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/08/2003 
Venue:  Right Track Recording Studio, New York, 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
11. Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen
Performer:  David Kahne (Keyboards), Nick Valensi (Guitar), Wendy Sutter (Cello),
Shawn Pelton (Drums), Renée Fleming (), Rusty Anderson (Guitar),
Alexis Pia Gerlach (Cello), Jesse Mills (Violin), David Kahne (Programming),
Cyrus Beroukhim (Violin), Dov Scheindlin (Viola), William Hakim (Viola)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
12. Adriana Lecouvreur: Io son l'umile ancella del Genio creator by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Renée Fleming ()
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1902; Italy 
Venue:  The Colosseum, Watford 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
13. Roméo et Juliette: Je veux vivre dans le rêve "Waltz Song" by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Renée Fleming ()
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; France 
Venue:  The Colosseum, Watford 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
14. Die tote Stadt, Op. 12: Glück, das mir verblieb "Mariettalied" by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Renée Fleming ()
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 6 Minutes 2 Secs. 
15. Rusalka, Op 114/B 203: O moon high up "Song to the moon" by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Renée Fleming ()
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Bohemia 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 57 Secs. 
16. Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Renée Fleming ()
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Venue:  Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
17. Porgy and Bess: Summertime by George Gershwin
Performer:  Renée Fleming ()
Conductor:  James Levine
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1998 
Venue:  Manhattan Center Studios, New York 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
18. Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Renée Fleming ()
Conductor:  Harry Bicket
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Venue:  The Colosseum, Watford 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Ave Maria, D839
Norma / Act 1: Casta Diva
Adriana Lecouvreur / Act 1: Io son l'umile ancella
Roméo et Juliette / Act 1: "Ah, je veux vivre"
Die tote Stadt / Act 1: Glück, das mir verblieb (Mariettalied)
Rusalka / Act 1: O Silver Moon
La Wally / Act 1: Ebben? Ne andrò lontana
Tosca / Act 2: "Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore"
Madama Butterfly / Act 2: Un bel dì vedremo
Porgy and Bess - Act 1: Summertime
Gianni Schicchi: "O mio babbino caro"
West Side Story - original version: Somewhere
Serse / Act 1: "Ombra mai fù"
Ave Maria
Wheels of a dream [Ragtime]
Amazing Grace
You'll Never Walk Alone [Carousel]
Hallelujah

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