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The Essential Collection - Great Sopranos, Contraltos, Et Al


Release Date: 02/20/2007 
Label:  West End Records   Catalog #: 892   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Vincenzo BelliniAntonio LottiWolfgang Amadeus MozartLudwig van Beethoven,   ... 
Performer:  Maria CallasLandon RonaldAdelina PattiElisabeth Schwarzkopf,   ... 
Conductor:  Arturo BasileJosef KripsGeorge ByngEugene Ormandy,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra TurinPhilharmonia OrchestraOrchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 2 Hours 34 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Includes work(s) by various composers. Soloists: Maria Callas, Kathleen Ferrier, Conchita Supervia, Dame Clara Butt, Adelina Patti, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Victoria De los Angeles. Includes work(s) by various composers. Soloists: Maria Callas, Kathleen Ferrier, Conchita Supervia, Dame Clara Butt, Adelina Patti, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Victoria De los Angeles. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Norma: Casta diva by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Arturo Basile
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Turin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/09/1949 
Length: 8 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2. Arminio: Pur dicesti, o bocca bella by Antonio Lotti
Performer:  Landon Ronald (Piano), Adelina Patti (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1714; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1905 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3. Don Giovanni, K 527: In quali eccessi...Mi tradì quell' alma ingrata by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor:  Josef Krips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
Date of Recording: 09/26/1947 
Length: 6 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4. Il rè pastore, K 208: L'amerò, sarò costante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Marjorie Hayward (Violin), Elisabeth Schumann (Soprano)
Conductor:  George Byng
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/07/1926 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5. Fidelio, Op. 72: Abscheulicher!...Komm, Hoffnung by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/17/1937 
Length: 7 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: German 
6. La sonnambula: Ah, non giunge uman pensiero by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Clement Barone (Flute), Luisa Tetrazzini (Soprano)
Conductor:  Josef Pasternack
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/18/1911 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7. Ernani: Ernani, involami...Tutto sprezzo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Conductor:  Rosario Bourdon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/23/1924 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is preceded by "Surta è la notte". 
8. Faust: Ah! je ris de me voir si belle "Jewel Song" by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
Conductor:  Walter Susskind
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Date of Recording: 05/12/1949 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is preceded by "O Dieu! Que de bijoux!" 
9. Ave Maria by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Elisabeth Rethberg (Soprano)
Conductor:  Rosario Bourdon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/30/1930 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is preceded by "Surta è la notte". 
10. Andrea Chénier: La mamma morta by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Claudia Muzio (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lorenzo Molajoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/05/1935 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is preceded by "Surta è la notte". 
11. Louise: Depuis le jour by Gustave Charpentier
Performer:  Nellie Melba (Soprano)
Conductor:  Walter B. Rogers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; France 
Date of Recording: 10/03/1913 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is preceded by "Surta è la notte". 
12. Turandot: In questa reggia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Eva Turner (Soprano)
Conductor:  Stanford Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/17/1928 
Length: 5 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is preceded by "Surta è la notte". 
13. I puritani: Qui la voce sua soave by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Arturo Basile
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Turin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/10/1949 
Length: 7 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14. Orfeo ed Euridice: Che farò senza Euridice? by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Kathleen Ferrier (Alto)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/27/1946 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: English 
15. Faust: Faites lui mes aveux! Portez mes voeux! by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Conchita Supervia (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Date of Recording: C1928 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: French 
16. Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Marian Anderson (Alto)
Conductor:  Lawrence Collingwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Date of Recording: 09/04/1930 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: English 
17. A fairy went a-marketing by Goodheart,
Performer:  Dame Clara Butt (Alto)
Date of Recording: 08/07/1930 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: English 
18. Le Prophète: O prêtres de Baal by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Sigrid Onegin (Alto)
Conductor:  Rosario Bourdon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/21/1929 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: French 
19. Songs (5), Op. 94: no 4, Sapphische Ode by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Maria Olszewska (Alto), George Reeves (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/13/1929 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: German 
20. Götterdämmerung: Höre mit Sinn was ich dir sage by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Ernestine Schumann-Heink (Alto)
Conductor:  Rosario Bourdon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/17/1929 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: German 
21. Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Printemps, qui commence by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Louise Kirkby-Lunn (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Percy Pitt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Date of Recording: 11/01/1915 
Length: 4 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: French 
22. Der Musensohn, D 764/Op. 92 no 1 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Phyllis Spurr (Piano), Kathleen Ferrier (Alto)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/19/1949 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: German 
23. Norma: Sgombra è la sacra selva by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Irene Minghini-Cattaneo (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlo Sabajno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1929 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
24. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Conchita Supervia (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Angelo Albergoni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/19/1928 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
25. Three fishers went sailing by John Hullah
Performer:  Dame Clara Butt (Alto)
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
26. Lucrezia Borgia: Il segreto per esser felice "Brindisi" by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Sigrid Onegin (Alto)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Circa 1926 - Circa 1927 
27. Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Marian Anderson (Alto)
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra,  University of Pennsylvania Glee Club
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/08/1939 
Length: 13 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: German 
28. An die Musik, D 547 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Phyllis Spurr (Piano), Kathleen Ferrier (Alto)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/14/1949 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: German 
29. Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle "Habañera" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Conchita Supervia (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Gustav Cloëz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Written: 1873-1874 
Date of Recording: C1930 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
30. Faust: Si le bonheur à sourir by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Louise Kirkby-Lunn (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Percy Pitt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Date of Recording: 11/11/1915 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: English 
31. Der Lenz, Op 19 no 5 by Eugen Hildach
Performer:  Ernestine Schumann-Heink (Alto), Katherine Hoffmann ()
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 07/16/1929 
Length: 1 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: German 
32. Coronation Ode, Op. 44: Land of Hope and Glory by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Dame Clara Butt (Alto)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; England 
Date of Recording: 06/25/1930 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Arthur Fagge. 
33. Blow the wind southerly by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Ferrier (Alto)
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 02/10/1949 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: William Gillies Whittaker. 
34. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Una voce poco fa...Io sono dolcile by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Amelita Galli-Curci (Soprano)
Conductor:  Josef Pasternack
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Date of Recording: 06/15/1917 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

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