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The Essential Jessye Norman


Release Date: 01/11/2005 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 000328300   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Georges BizetWolfgang Amadeus MozartPietro MascagniHenry Purcell,   ... 
Performer:  Jessye NormanNeil ShicoffGeoffrey ParsonsIrwin Gage,   ... 
Conductor:  Seiji OzawaSir Colin DavisSemyon BychkovRaymond Leppard,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Orchestra d'Ile de FranceBBC Symphony OrchestraOrchestre de Paris,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

1. Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle "Habañera" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Orchestra d'Ile de France
Written: 1873-1874 
Language: French 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
2. Carmen: Près des ramparts de Seville "Seguidilla" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano), Neil Shicoff (Tenor)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Orchestra d'Ile de France
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Language: French 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
3. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Language: Italian 
4. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: E Susanna non vien...Dove sono by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Language: Italian 
5. Cavalleria Rusticana: Ineggiamo, il Signor "Easter Hymn" by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Semyon Bychkov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de Paris,  Orchestre de Paris Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
Language: Italian 
6. Dido and Aeneas, Z 626: Thy hand, Belinda...When I am laid in earth by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; England 
Language: English 
7. Lieder (4), Op. 27: no 2, Cäcilie by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Germany 
Language: German 
8. Lieder (5), Op. 41: no 1, Wiegenlied by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Germany 
Language: German 
9. Les nuits d'été, Op. 7: no 1, Villanelle by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1841; France 
Language: French 
10. Songs (5), Op. 106: no 1, Ständchen by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1888; Austria 
Language: German 
11. Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano), Irwin Gage (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Language: Latin 
12. Amazing Grace by Traditional
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano), Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Peter Hope. 
13. West Side Story: Somewhere by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
Language: English 
14. Spring is Here: With a song in my heart by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; USA 
Language: English 
15. Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Chamber Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Notes: This selection is sung in English and French. 
16. Panis angelicus by César Franck
Performer:  Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (Organ), Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Language: Latin 
17. Tristan und Isolde: Mild und leise "Liebestod" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
Language: German 

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