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Liederabend 1968 / Martina Arroyo, Leonard Hokanson

Rossini / Arroyo / Hokanson
Release Date: 08/28/2012 
Label:  Hänssler Classic   Catalog #: 93719   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gioachino RossiniFranz SchubertJohannes BrahmsAntonín Dvorák,   ... 
Performer:  Martina ArroyoLeonard Hokanson
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 56 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The great soprano Martina Arroyo enjoyed on an unparalleled career on the international stages of opera houses that lasted from the 1960s to the 1980s. Coming from a mixed African-American and Puerto Rican background, she was one of the early singers in the opera world to cross the racial line. Her youthful, dramatic soprano made her an ideal Verdi and Puccini heroine but she could also draw upon the lyrical mezzo qualities of her voice to beautifully interpret intimate songs. In this Schwetzingen Festival recital she was at the height of her vocal abilities. The great soprano Martina Arroyo enjoyed on an unparalleled career on the international stages of opera houses that lasted from the 1960s to the 1980s. Coming from a mixed African-American and Puerto Rican background, she was one of the early singers in the opera world to cross the racial line. Her youthful, dramatic soprano made her an ideal Verdi and Puccini heroine but she could also draw upon the lyrical mezzo qualities of her voice to beautifully interpret intimate songs. In this Schwetzingen Festival recital she was at the height of her vocal abilities. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Les soirées musicales: no 8, La danza by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Martina Arroyo (Soprano), Leonard Hokanson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1830-1835; Italy 
2. Les soirées musicales: no 5, L'invito by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Martina Arroyo (Soprano), Leonard Hokanson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1830-1835; Italy 
3. Les soirées musicales: no 1, La promessa by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Martina Arroyo (Soprano), Leonard Hokanson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1830-1835; Italy 
4. Rastlose Liebe, D 138/Op 51 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Martina Arroyo (Soprano), Leonard Hokanson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815/1821; Vienna, Austria 
5. Ganymed, D 544/Op. 19 no 3 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Martina Arroyo (Soprano), Leonard Hokanson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
6. Die junge Nonne, D 828/Op. 43 no 1 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Martina Arroyo (Soprano), Leonard Hokanson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
7. Das Echo, D 990c by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Martina Arroyo (Soprano), Leonard Hokanson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
8. Songs (9), Op. 69: no 9, Mädchenfluch by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Martina Arroyo (Soprano), Leonard Hokanson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Austria 
9. Songs (7), Op. 95: no 6, Mädchenlied by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Martina Arroyo (Soprano), Leonard Hokanson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Germany 
10. Songs (7), Op. 95: no 1, Das Mädchen by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Martina Arroyo (Soprano), Leonard Hokanson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1884; Austria 
11. Songs (5), Op. 107: no 5, Mädchenlied by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Martina Arroyo (Soprano), Leonard Hokanson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1887; Austria 
12. Zigeunermelodien (7), Op. 55/B 104 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Martina Arroyo (Soprano), Leonard Hokanson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Bohemia 
13. Witness by Traditional
Performer:  Martina Arroyo (Soprano), Leonard Hokanson (Piano)
Written: USA 
14. Little David, play on your harp by Traditional
Performer:  Martina Arroyo (Soprano), Leonard Hokanson (Piano)
15. I stood on de ribber ob Jerdon by Traditional
Performer:  Martina Arroyo (Soprano), Leonard Hokanson (Piano)
16. City called Heaven by Traditional
Performer:  Martina Arroyo (Soprano), Leonard Hokanson (Piano)
Written: USA 

Sound Samples

Les soirees musicales (text by P. Metastasio and C. Pepoli): No. 5. L'invito
Les soirees musicales (text by P. Metastasio and C. Pepoli): No. 1. La promesa
Les soirees musicales (text by P. Metastasio and C. Pepoli): No. 8. La danza, "Tarantella napoletana"
Ganymed (Ganymede), Op. 19, No. 3, D. 544
Die junge Nonne, Op. 43, No. 1, D. 828
Das Echo, Op. 130, D. 990c
Rastlose Liebe, Op. 5, No. 1, D. 138
5 Lieder, Op. 107 (text by P. Heyse): 5 Lieder, Op. 107: No. 5. Madchenlied
7 Lieder, Op. 95 (text by P. Heyse): 7 Lieder, Op. 95: No. 6. Madchenlied
7 Lieder, Op. 95 (text by S. Kapper): 7 Lieder, Op. 95: No. 1. Das Madchen
9 Gesange, Op. 69: No. 9. Madchenfluch (A Maiden's Curse)
Zigeunermelodien, Op. 55, B. 104 (Sung in German): No. 1. Mein Lied ertont, ein Liebespsalm (I chant my lay, a hymn of love)
Zigeunermelodien, Op. 55, B. 104 (Sung in German): No. 2. Ei, wie mein Triangel wunderherrlich lautet (Hark, how my triangle)
Zigeunermelodien, Op. 55, B. 104 (Sung in German): No. 3. Rings ist der Wald so stumm und still (Silent and lone the woods around)
Zigeunermelodien, Op. 55, B. 104 (Sung in German): No. 4. Als die alte Mutter (Songs My Mother Taught Me)
Zigeunermelodien, Op. 55, B. 104 (Sung in German): No. 5. Reingestimmt die Saiten (Tune the strings, oh gipsy)
Zigeunermelodien, Op. 55, B. 104 (Sung in German): No. 6. In dem weiten, breiten, luft'gen Leinenkleide (In his wide and ample, airy linen vesture)
Zigeunermelodien, Op. 55, B. 104 (Sung in German): No. 7. Horstet hoch der Habicht auf den Felsenhohen (Cloudy hieghts of Tatra)
I stood on the River of Jordan: I Stood on the River of Jordan
Little David play on your harp: Little David Play on Your Harp
A city called Heaven, "I am a poor pilgrim of sorrow": A City Called Heaven, "I am a poor pilgrim of sorrow"
Who'll be a Witness For My Lord, "Witness"

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