WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Masters Of The Voice - Soprano / Battle, Fleming, Et Al


Release Date: 07/13/2004 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 000273702   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartLudwig van BeethovenFranz Joseph HaydnGeorge Frideric Handel,   ... 
Performer:  Cheryl StuderKathleen BattleBirgit NilssonLucia Popp,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Neville MarrinerHerbert von KarajanLorin MaazelAntal Doráti,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the FieldsBerlin Philharmonic OrchestraVienna Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 31 Mins. 

In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  
On sale! $17.98
CD:  $13.99
In Stock



Notes and Editorial Reviews

Includes work(s) by various composers. Soloists: Kathleen Battle, Renée Fleming, Mirella Freni, Leontyne Price, Birgit Nilsson, Beverly Sills, Dame Joan Sutherland, Renata Tebaldi. Includes work(s) by various composers. Soloists: Kathleen Battle, Renée Fleming, Mirella Freni, Leontyne Price, Birgit Nilsson, Beverly Sills, Dame Joan Sutherland, Renata Tebaldi. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Der Hölle Rache by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: BY 1990 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: German 
2. Don Giovanni, K 527: Vedrai, carino se sei buonino by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
Date of Recording: BY 1986 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3. Fidelio, Op. 72: Abscheulicher!...Komm, Hoffnung by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Birgit Nilsson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: BY 1964 
Length: 7 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: German 
4. The Creation, H 21 no 2: And God said... With verdure by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano)
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: BY 1977 
Length: 6 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: German 
5. Alcina, HWV 34: Tornami a vagheggiar by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; London, England 
Date of Recording: BY 1993 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6. Messiah, HWV 56: He shall feed His flock...Come unto Him by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: BY 1983 
Length: 5 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: English 
7. Don Pasquale: Quel guardo il cavaliere...So anch'io la virtù by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Mauceri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Date of Recording: BY 1996 
Length: 5 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8. Roméo et Juliette: Je veux vivre dans le rêve "Waltz Song" by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; France 
Date of Recording: BY 1960 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: French 
9. Die Walküre: Nun zäume dein Ross by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Birgit Nilsson (Soprano), George London (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: BY 1962 
Length: 1 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: German 
10. Die Walküre: Dir rat ich Vater by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Birgit Nilsson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: BY 1962 
Length: 1 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: German 
11. Tannhäuser: Dich, teure Halle by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
Date of Recording: BY 1989 
Length: 5 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: German 
12. Rigoletto: Caro nome by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Armando Gabba (Baritone), Geoffrey Moses (Bass), William Matteuzzi (Tenor),
Edita Gruberova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: BY 1985 
Length: 6 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13. Aida: Ritorna vincitor! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: BY 1962 
Length: 7 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14. La traviata: Ah, fors' è lui by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: BY 1977 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15. Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1976 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16. Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Roberto Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Venice Teatro la Fenice Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17. La Rondine: Ch'il bel sogno di Doretta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Leona Mitchell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
18. Carmen: Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante "Micaëla's Aria" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: French 
19. Lakmé: Où va la jeune indoue? "Bell Song" by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
Date of Recording: 1960 
Length: 7 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: French 
20. Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Length: 4 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
21. La Bohème: Quando m'en vo' soletta "Musetta's Waltz" by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Rolando Panerai (Baritone), Elizabeth Harwood (Soprano), Michel Sénéchal (Tenor),
Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1973 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
22. Manon: Adieu, notre petite table by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Beverly Sills (Soprano)
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: French 
23. Mignon: Je suis Titania la blonde by Ambroise Thomas
Performer:  Beverly Sills (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; France 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Length: 6 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: French 
24. Rusalka, Op. 114/B 203: O moon high up "Song to the moon" by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Length: 5 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Czech 
25. Louise: Depuis le jour by Gustave Charpentier
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Reynald Giovaninetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; France 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Length: 6 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: French 
26. Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Die Zeit, die ist ein sonderbar by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Yvonne Minton (Mezzo Soprano), Régine Crespin (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Length: 10 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: German 
27. Adriana Lecouvreur: Io son l'umile ancella by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Dora Carral (Soprano), Fernanda Cadoni (Mezzo Soprano), Giovanni Foiani (Bass),
Silvio Maionica (Bass), Giulio Fioravanti (Baritone), Franco Ricciardi (Tenor),
Angelo Mercuriali (Tenor), Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Franco Capuana
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1961 
Length: 7 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
28. Candide: Glitter and be gay by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  June Anderson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956/1988; USA 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Length: 6 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: English 
29. Semiramide: Bel raggio lusinghier by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Italy 
Date of Recording: BY 1960 
Length: 6 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook