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Dame Janet Baker - The Great EMI Recordings

Baker,Janet
Release Date: 06/18/2013 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 37712   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Domenico ScarlattiClaudio MonteverdiAlessandro ScarlattiHenry Lawes,   ... 
Performer:  Dame Janet BakerDietrich Fischer-DieskauKenneth HeathGeorge Malcolm,   ... 
Conductor:  Raymond LeppardSir John BarbirolliAndré PrevinSir Alexander Gibson,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber OrchestraNew Philharmonia OrchestraLondon Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 20 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Although the nickname was a joke, Janet Baker was indeed a rock, of sorts–one of the most consistent, dedicated, and satisfying singers of the later half of the 20th century. She was also unfailingly intelligent, never venturing outside of her Fach, retiring at the right time when still in good voice, and choosing a mix of familiar and less familiar repertoire guaranteed to satisfy fans and critics alike. As a Lieder singer, she had few peers. In opera, she excelled at what might best be called “noble pathos.” No one made the final song of Elgar’s Sea Pictures sound less like “Hello, Dolly!” Her Mahler is rightly revered, as is her French repertoire, from Berlioz to Debussy, Ravel, Fauré and Chausson.

Although not a
Read more period performance specialist, Baker’s contributions in the baroque and early music repertoire (Monteverdi, Bach, Scarlatti, Handel, Schütz, Dowland, Stölzel) are extensive and remain valid based on her sheer artistry and unfailing emotional truthfulness. Particularly special are her Liszt Lieder, repertoire still too rarely performed, and her Haydn Scottish folksongs (sound clip), which reveal her ability to relax and have some fun without lowering her standards. OK, her English songs are less interesting on account of their quality, relatively speaking, and “Songs for Sunday” can’t help but ooze Victorian sentimentality, but Baker’s earnestness is never for a moment in doubt.

That said, this set could have been better put together. Twenty discs is a lot of material, and although Baker’s fans may want every scrap that she recorded, “The Great EMI Recordings” suggests more in the way of discernment than a miscellaneous grab-bag of legitimate recital programs mixed with Baker’s contributions, however minor, to larger works (for example Bach’s B minor Mass and Magnificat, The Damnation of Faust, Elijah, The Dream of Gerontius) some of which may not be “Great EMI Recordings” at all. Baker’s mere presence is not an automatic guarantee of “greatness,” though it never hurts.

Still, this imposing set does confirm Baker’s enduring legacy, and at the price no one is forcing you to listen to the less felicitously chosen selections. On the whole, it remains a worthy tribute to a great artist.

-- David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Salve Regina by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 14 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
2.
L'Incoronazione di Poppea: Disprezzata Regina by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1642; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 6 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
L'Incoronazione di Poppea: Act 3, Scene 7 "Addio Roma" by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1642; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
Lasciatemi morire "Lamento d'Arianna a 1" by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1623; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 9 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5.
Oh di Betlemme altera povertà "Cantata pastorale" by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 16 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
A Dialogue on a Kiss "Among thy fancies tell me this" by Henry Lawes
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano), Kenneth Heath (Cello),
George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 02/23/1970 
Venue:  Live  Royal Festival Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: English 
7.
Charon, O gentle Charon, let me woo thee "Charon & Philomel" by William Lawes
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano),
Kenneth Heath (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1648; England 
Date of Recording: 02/23/1970 
Venue:  Live  Royal Festival Hall, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: English 
8.
Come, my Daphne, come away by William Lawes
Performer:  Kenneth Heath (Cello), George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone),
Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1641; England 
Date of Recording: 02/23/1970 
Venue:  Live  Royal Festival Hall, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 
9.
Giù nei tartarei regni, HWV 187 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano), Kenneth Heath (Cello),
George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1707-1709; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/23/1970 
Venue:  Live  Royal Festival Hall, London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
Quando in calma ride il mare, HWV 191 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Kenneth Heath (Cello), George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone),
Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1711; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/23/1970 
Venue:  Live  Royal Festival Hall, London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11.
Scottish Folksong, H 31a: no 22, White cockade by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1792; London, England 
Language: English 
12.
Scottish Songs (25), Op. 108: no 5, The sweetest lad was Jamie by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  George Malcolm (Piano), Ross Pople (Cello), Yehudi Menuhin (Violin),
Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
Language: English 
13.
Scottish Folksong, H 31a: no 10, The Ploughman by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano), George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1792; London, England 
Language: English 
14.
Scottish Folksong, H 31a: no 2bis, John Anderson by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802/1803; London, England 
Language: English 
15.
Scottish Folksong, H 31a: no 28bis, Up in the morning early by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano), Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Language: English 
16.
Scottish Folksong, H 31a: no 44, Sleepy bodie by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano), Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1792; London, England 
Language: English 
17.
Scottish Folksong, H 31a: no 48, O can you sew cushions by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano), George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1792; London, England 
Language: English 
18.
Scottish Folksong, H 31a: no 46, The brisk young lad by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano), George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1792; London, England 
Language: English 
19.
Scottish Folksong, H 31a: no 89, O bonny lass by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1792; London, England 
Language: English 
20.
Scottish Folksong, H 31a: no 34, Duncan Gray by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1792; London, England 
Language: English 
21.
Scottish Folksong, H 31a: no 18, My boy Tammy by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1792; London, England 
Language: English 
22.
Scottish Folksong, H 31a: no 93, Shepherds, I have lost my love by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1792; London, England 
Language: English 
23.
Scottish Folksong, H 31a: no 8, Green grow the rashes by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1792; London, England 
Language: English 
24.
Scottish Folksong, H 31a: no 53, Love will find out the way by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano), George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1792; London, England 
Language: English 
25.
Scottish Folksong, H 31a: no 58, The birks of Abergeldie by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1792; London, England 
Language: English 
26.
Scottish Folksong, H 31a: no 31, The Lea-rig by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano), George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1792; London, England 
Language: English 
27.
Scottish Folksong, H 31a: no 30, I'm o'er young to marry yet by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1792; London, England 
Language: English 
28.
Scottish Folksong, H 31a: no 47, Cumbernauld House by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano), George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1792; London, England 
Language: English 
29.
Scottish Folksong, H 31a: no 79, Jamie, come try me by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1792; London, England 
Language: English 
30.
Scottish Folksong, H 31a: no 90, The flowers of Edinburgh by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1792; London, England 
Language: English 
31.
Scottish Songs (25), Op. 108: no 20, Faithfu' Johnie by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Ross Pople (Cello), George Malcolm (Piano), Yehudi Menuhin (Violin),
Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
Language: English 
32.
Scottish Songs (12), WoO 156: no 5, Cease your funning by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Ross Pople (Cello), George Malcolm (Piano), Yehudi Menuhin (Violin),
Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1825; Austria 
Language: English 
33.
Scottish Songs (12), WoO 156: no 7, Polly Stewart by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  George Malcolm (Piano), Ross Pople (Cello), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano),
Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Vienna, Austria 
Language: English 
34.
Scottish Songs (25), Op. 108: no 7, Bonnie laddie, lighland laddie by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Ross Pople (Cello), George Malcolm (Piano), Yehudi Menuhin (Violin),
Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
Language: English 
35.
Firste Booke of Songes or Ayres: no 17, Come againe, sweet love doth now envite by John Dowland
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano), Robert Spencer (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1597; England 
Language: English 
36.
Never love unlesse you can by Thomas Campion
Performer:  Robert Spencer (Lute), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1617; England 
Language: English 
37.
Oft have I sigh'd for him that heares me not by Thomas Campion
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano), Robert Spencer (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1617; England 
Language: English 
38.
If thou long'st so much to learne what 'tis to love by Thomas Campion
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano), Robert Spencer (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1617; England 
Language: English 
39.
Faine would I wed a faire yong man, that day and night could please mee by Thomas Campion
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano), Robert Spencer (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1617; England 
Language: English 
40.
Sleep, Adam, sleep and take thy rest, Z 195 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Ambrose Gauntlett (Bass Viola da gamba), Martin Isepp (Harpsichord), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1683; England 
Language: English 
41.
Lord, what is man?, Z 192 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Ambrose Gauntlett (Bass Viola da gamba), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano), Martin Isepp (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1693; England 
Language: English 
42.
Tell me lovely shepheard by William Boyce
Performer:  Ambrose Gauntlett (Bass Viola da gamba), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano), Martin Isepp (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; England 
Language: English 
43.
My lovely Celia by George Monro
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano), Martin Isepp (Harpsichord), Ambrose Gauntlett (Bass Viola da gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
Language: English 
44.
The Tempest: Ariel's Song "Where the bee sucks" by Thomas Augustine Arne
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano), Ambrose Gauntlett (Bass Viola da gamba), Martin Isepp (Harpsichord),
Douglas Whittaker (Flute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1746; England 
Language: English 
45.
Vocal Duets (4), Op. 78: no 4, Wiegenlied by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
46.
Vocal Duets (4), Op. 78: no 2, Er und Sie by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
47.
Vocal Duets (4), Op. 78: no 1, Tanzlied by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
48.
Duets (3), Op. 43: no 2, Herbstlied by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840 
49.
Gedichte (12) aus "Liebesfrühling", Op. 37: no 7, Schön ist das Fest des Lenzes by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
50.
Minnespiel, Op. 101: no 3, Ich bin dein Baum by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
51.
Shéhérazade by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; France 
52.
Poème de l'amour et de la mer, Op. 19 by Ernest Chausson
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882-1890; France 
53.
Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
54.
Phidylé by Henri Duparc
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1882; France 
55.
La vie antérieure by Henri Duparc
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1884; France 
56.
Le manoir de Rosemonde by Henri Duparc
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1879; France 
57.
Au pays où se fait la guerre by Henri Duparc
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1869-70; France 
58.
L'invitation au voyage by Henri Duparc
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1870; France 
59.
Serious Songs (4), Op. 121 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  André Previn (Piano), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Austria 
60.
Songs (2) for Alto, Viola and Piano, Op. 91 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  André Previn (Piano), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano), Cecil Aronowitz (Viola)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1864-84; Austria 
61.
Duets (4), Op. 28 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1860-1862; Germany 
62.
Les nuits d'été, Op. 7 by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1841; France 
63.
La mort de Cléopâtre: Scene Lyrique by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; France 
Language: French 
64.
les troyens: Va, ma soeur, l'implorer by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Gwynne Howell (Baritone), Keith Erwen (Tenor), Bernadette Greevy (Alto),
Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856-1858; France 
65.
Les troyens: Dieux de l'oubli by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Gwynne Howell (Baritone), Bernadette Greevy (Alto), Keith Erwen (Tenor),
Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856-1858; France 
66.
Kindertotenlieder by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo soprano)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1904; Vienna, Austria 
67.
Rückert Lieder (5) by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo soprano)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
68.
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo soprano)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1896; Germany 
69.
Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection": 4th movement, Urlicht by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano), Arleen Augér (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1896; Germany 
70.
Sea Pictures, Op. 37 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897-1899; England 
Date of Recording: 1965 
Language: English 
71.
Wesendonck Lieder by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1858; Germany 
72.
Lieder (5), Op. 32: no 3, Liebeshymnus by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
73.
Lieder (4), Op. 27: no 1, Ruhe, meine Seele by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Germany 
74.
Lieder (4), Op. 36: no 1, Das Rosenband by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; Germany 
75.
Lieder (3), Op. 43: no 2, Muttertändelei by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
76.
Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  John Alldis Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Austria 
77.
Les nuits d'été, Op. 7 by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1841; France 
Language: French 
78.
La sensitiva by Ottorino Respighi
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; Rome, Italy 
79.
Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Chorus,  City of London Sinfonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Austria 
80.
Infelice, Op. 94 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
81.
Psalm 42, Op. 42 "Wie der Hirsch schreit" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Chorus,  City of London Sinfonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
82.
Mélodies irlandaises, Op. 2: no 4, La belle voyageuse by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: Romantic 
83.
La captive, Op. 12 by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; France 
84.
Zaïde, Op. 19 no 1 by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; France 
85.
Songs (4) for Female Voices, 2 Horns and Harp, Op. 17 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Rachel Masters (Harp), Stephen Stirling (French Horn), Frank Lloyd (French Horn),
Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1860; Germany 

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 A Box Set of Unending Beauty and Perfection January 17, 2014 By Adam S. (Seattle, WA) See All My Reviews "I have been in love with Dame Janet's singing for more than forty years now. To have so many of her excellent recorded performances together in so convenient and generous a package is a delight, esp. in that (according to EMI) 25% of these performances are available for the first time. Hard to know where to begin -- her lieder are outstanding; the legendary Elgar, Ravel and Mahler performances long-beloved since the LP era still stand up to (if not better) any other performances; the album of early English songs is perfection itself (Baker's singing of Arne's "Where the Bee Sucks" cannot but bring forth a radiant smile). I heartily recommend this tribute to one of the 20th century's finest of all singers." Report Abuse
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