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Marilyn Horne - Just For The Record: The Golden Voice


Release Date: 11/11/2003 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000151202   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Georges BizetCamille Saint-SaënsGeorge Frideric HandelChristoph W. Gluck,   ... 
Performer:  Marilyn HorneDame Joan SutherlandLuciano PavarottiWynford Evans,   ... 
Conductor:  Leonard BernsteinHenry LewisRichard BonyngeSir Georg Solti,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera OrchestraManhattan Opera ChorusVienna Opera Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 38 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle "Habañera" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra,  Manhattan Opera Chorus
Written: 1873-1874 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
2. Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Henry Lewis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: French 
3. Semele, HWV 58: Hence, Iris, hence away by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1744; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: English 
4. Rodelinda, HWV 19: Dove sei, amato bene? by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Henry Lewis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Cantata Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5. Orfeo ed Euridice: Che disse! Ch' ascoltai! by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6. Mignon: Elle est là près de lui by Ambroise Thomas
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Henry Lewis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: French 
7. Meraspe: Superbo di me stesso by Giovanni Lampugnani
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1742 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8. Lucrezia Borgia: Il segreto per esser felice "Brindisi" by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9. Norma: Mi chiami, o Norma! by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10. Norma: Deh! con te li prendi by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11. Norma: Mira, o Norma by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12. Il trovatore: Non son tuo figlio? by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13. Il trovatore: Mal reggendo all' aspro assalto by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano), Wynford Evans (Tenor), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14. La Gioconda: É un anatema by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano), Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15. Nacht und Träume, D 827 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Martin Katz (Piano), Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: German 
16. Gesänge (6), Op. 107: no 6, Abendlied by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano), Martin Katz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851-1852; Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: German 
17. Wesendonck Lieder: no 5, Träume by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Henry Lewis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1858; Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: German 
18. Shenandoah by Traditional
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Written: USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Carl Davis 
19. Old American Songs, Set 1: I bought me a cat by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: English 
20. (The) Lord's Prayer by Albert Hay Malotte
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Carl Davis 
21. West Side Story: Somewhere by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: English 
22. Old American Songs, Set 2: At the River by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: English 
23. Jeannie with the light brown hair by Stephen Foster
Performer:  Osian Ellis (Harp), Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: David Matthews 
24. Orfeo ed Euridice: Addio, addio by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
25. Le Prophète: O prêtres de Baal by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Henry Lewis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection continues with "O toi, qui m'abandonne..." 
26. Il trovatore: Soli or siamo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
27. L'italiana in Algeri: Cruda sorte! Amor tiranno! by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Henry Lewis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
28. La donna del lago: Mura felici by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Henry Lewis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Italy 
Length: 10 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
29. La donna del lago: Tanti affetti in tal momento by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Henry Lewis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Italy 
Length: 9 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
30. Semiramide: Eccomi al fine in Babilonia by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Henry Lewis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Italy 
Length: 11 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
31. Villancicos (12) españoles: Jesús de Nazareth by Joaquin Nin
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano), Martin Katz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 

Sound Samples

Carmen / Act 1: "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle" (Havanaise)
Samson et Dalila / Act 2: "Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix"
Semiramide / Act 1: Eccomi al fine in Babilonia
L'italiana in Algeri / Act 1: "Cruda sorte! Amor tiranno!"
Semele HWV 58 / Act 2: Hence, Iris, hence away
Rodelinda / Act 1: Dove sei, amato bene?
Orfeo ed Euridice / Act 1: Recitativo: "Che disse? che ascoltai?"
Orfeo ed Euridice / Act 1: Addio, addio i miei sospiri
Le prophète / Act 4: O Prêtres de Baal...O toi, qui m'abandonne
Mignon / Act 2: Elle est là! Près de lui!
La donna del lago / Act 1: "Mura felici"
La donna del lago / Act 2: "Tanti affetti in tal momento"
Meraspe - pasticcio by various composers: Superbo di me stesso
Lucrezia Borgia / Act 2: Il segreto per esser felici
Norma / Act 2: Mi chiami, o Norma!
Norma / Act 2: Deh! con te, con te li prendi
Norma / Act 2: Mira, o Norma
Norma / Act 2: Si, fino all'ore estreme
Il Trovatore / Act 2: "Soli or siamo"..."Condotta ell'era in ceppi"
Il Trovatore / Act 2: "Non son tuo figlio?"
Il Trovatore / Act 2: "Mal reggendo all'aspro assalto"
La Gioconda / Act 2: E un anatema!
Nacht und Träume, D.827
Abendlied
Wesendonk Lieder: Träume
Jesus de Nazareth
Shenandoah
Old American Songs Set 1 - Voice and small orchestra (1954): 5. I bought me a cat
The Lord's Prayer
West Side Story: Ballet Sequence - Somewhere
Old American Songs Set 2 - Voice and orchestra (1958): 4. At the river
Jeannie with the light brown hair

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