Best Adagio Voices 100

Release Date: 10/6/2009
Catalog Number: 5099996429228
Number of Discs: 6

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A rich selection of some of the most moving vocal works in classical music, sung by an array of the greatest artists past and present.
Works on This Recording
1. Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1912-1915 ; Russia
2. Agnus Dei, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Conductor: David Hill
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1967 ; USA
3. Pavane, Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble: Paris Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887 ; France
4. Giustino, RV 717: Vedrò con mio diletto by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Philippe Jaroussky (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Matheus
Period: Baroque
Written: 1724 ; Rome, Italy
5. Così fan tutte, K 588: Soave sia il vento by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Carol Vaness (Soprano), Delores Ziegler (Mezzo Soprano), Claudio Desderi (Baritone)
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1790 ; Vienna, Austria
6. Saul, HWV 53: O Lord, whose mercies numberless by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Paul Esswood (Countertenor)
Conductor: Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1738-1739 ; London, England
7. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
8. L'assedio di Corinto: L'ora fatal...Giusto ciel! by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Katia Ricciarelli (Soprano)
Conductor: Gabriele Ferro
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1826 ; Italy
9. La Wally: Ebben?... Ne andrò lontana by Alfredo Catalani
Performer: Barbara Hendricks (Soprano)
Conductor: Paavo Järvi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892 ; Italy
10. La forza del destino: La Vergine degli angeli by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor: Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
11. Lakmé: Viens, Mallikà...Sous le dôme épais "Flower Duet" by Léo Delibes
Performer: Mady Mesplé (Soprano), Danielle Millet (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Alain Lombard
Orchestra/Ensemble: Paris Opéra Comique Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883 ; France
12. Les contes d'Hoffmann: Barcarolle by Jacques Offenbach
Performer: Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano), Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Brussels National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1881 ; Paris, France
13. Les pêcheurs de perles: Je crois entendre encore by Georges Bizet
Performer: Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1863 ; France
14. Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1918 ; Italy
15. Rusalka: Song to the Moon by Alexander Dargomizhsky
Performer: Lucia Popp (Soprano)
Conductor: Stefan Soltesz
Orchestra/Ensemble: Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1848-1855 ; Russia
16. Madama Butterfly: Humming Chorus by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ; Italy
17. Tsar's Bride: You will pay "Lyubasha's Aria" by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer: Galina Vishnevskaya (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1898 ; Russia
18. Norma: Casta diva by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831 ; Italy
19. Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno, HWV 46a: Lascia la spina, cogli la rosa by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Ann Hallenberg (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert d'Astrée
Period: Baroque
Written: 1707 ;
20. Dido and Aeneas, Z 626: Thy hand, Belinda...When I am laid in earth by Henry Purcell
Performer: Susan Graham (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert d'Astrée
Period: Baroque
Written: 1689 ; England
21. Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor: John Nelson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Paris Orchestral Ensemble
Period: Baroque
Written: 1738 ; London, England
22. Madrigals, Book 7: Interrotte speranze by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Rolando Villazón (Tenor), Topi Lehtipuu (Tenor)
Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert d'Astrée
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1619 ; Italy
23. Hippolyte et Aricie: Cruelle mère des amours by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Performer: Véronique Gens (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques
Period: Baroque
Written: 1733 ; Paris, France
24. Da quel giorno fatale, HWV 99 "Il delirio amoroso": Lascia omai le brune vele by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert d'Astrée
25. La sonnambula: Ah, non credea mirarti by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer: Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
Conductor: Evelino Pidò
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831 ; Italy
26. Ave Maria by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Dame Gwyneth Jones (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880 ; Italy
27. Gustaf Wasa: Aria Från tronen uti bojor by Johann Gottlieb Naumann
Performer: Lena Nordin (Soprano)
Conductor: Philip Brunelle
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1783 ; Sweden
28. La légende de Sainte-Cécile: Que d'étoiles dans vos cheveux by Ernest Chausson
Performer: Paul Boufil (Cello), Isabelle Vernet (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Paris Orchestral Ensemble
Period: Romantic
29. Hamlet: Le voilà! Je crois l'entendre by Ambroise Thomas
Performer: Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868 ; France
30. Turandot: Signore, ascolta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor: Alain Lombard
Orchestra/Ensemble: Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
31. Peer Gynt, Op. 23: no 18, Solvejg's Song by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Camilla Tilling (Soprano)
Conductor: Paavo Järvi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874-1875 ; Norway
32. Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen: no 1, Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht by Gustav Mahler
Performer: Ann Murray (Soprano)
Conductor: Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883-1896 ; Germany
33. Lieder (5), Op. 41: no 1, Wiegenlied by Richard Strauss
Performer: Gundula Janowitz (Soprano)
Conductor: Richard Stamp
Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of London
Period: Romantic
Written: 1899 ; Germany
34. Lieder (8), Op. 49: no 1, Waldseligkeit by Richard Strauss
Performer: Gundula Janowitz (Soprano)
Conductor: Richard Stamp
Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of London
Period: Romantic
Written: 1901 ; Germany
35. Pulcinella: no 2, Serenata "Mentre l'erbetta" by Igor Stravinsky
Performer: Martyn Hill (Tenor)
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Sinfonietta
Period: Modern
Written: 1920 ;
36. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723 ; Leipzig, Germany
37. Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 47, Erbarme dich by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: David [countertenor] Daniels (Countertenor)
Conductor: Harry Bicket
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Concert
Period: Baroque
Written: ?1727 ; Leipzig, Germany
38. Dixit Dominus, HWV 232: De torrente ini via bibet by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Natalie Dessay (Soprano), Véronique Gens (Soprano)
Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert d'Astrée
Period: Romantic
Written: 1707 ;
39. Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Performer: Véronique Gens (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Seminario Musicale
Period: Baroque
Written: 1736 ; Pozzuoli, Italy
40. Ave verum corpus in D major, K 618 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: David Hill
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Austria
41. Messiah, HWV 56: Comfort ye my people by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Joseph Cornwell (Tenor)
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble: Taverner Players
Period: Baroque
Written: 1742 ; London, England
42. Vesperae solennes de confessore, K 339: Laudate Dominum by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Barbara Hendricks (Soprano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1780 ; Salzburg, Austria
43. Magnificat in D major, BWV 243: Et misericordia by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Toby Spence (Tenor), Philippe Jaroussky (Countertenor)
Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert d'Astrée
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1728-1731 ; Leipzig, Germany
44. Mass in C minor, K 427 (417a) "Great": Kyrie by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
Conductor: Louis Langrée
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert d'Astrée
Period: Classical
Written: 1782-1783 ; Vienna, Austria
45. Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Dona nobis pacem by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Michel Corboz
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lausanne Instrumental Ensemble
Period: Baroque
Written: 1747-1749 ; Leipzig, Germany
46. Requiem in D minor, K 626: Lacrymosa by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Michel Corboz
Orchestra/Ensemble: Geneva Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
47. Requiem: Recordare by Franz von Suppé
Performer: Luis Rodrigues (Bass), Elisabete Matos (Soprano), Aquiles Machado (Tenor)
Conductor: Michel Corboz
Period: Romantic
Written: 1855 ; Vienna, Austria
48. Requiem: Requiem aeternam by Joao Domingos Bomtempo
Conductor: Michel Corboz
Period: Classical
Written: by 1819 ; Paris, France
49. Psalm 42, Op. 42 "Wie der Hirsch schreit": Wie der Hirsch schreit by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble: City of London Sinfonia
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837 ; Germany
50. Missa Solemnis: Agnus Dei by Anton Bruckner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1854 ; St. Florian, Linz, A
51. Requiem, Op. 48: Pie Jesu by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Magali Dami (Soprano)
Conductor: Michel Corboz
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lausanne Instrumental Ensemble
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 rev 1893 ; France
52. Requiem, Op. 48: In paradisum by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Magali Dami (Soprano)
Conductor: Michel Corboz
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lausanne Instrumental Ensemble
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887-1890 ; France
53. Requiem, Op. 9: In paradisum by Maurice Duruflé
Performer: John Butt (Organ)
Conductor: Sir Philip Ledger
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1947 ; Paris, France
54. Miserere mei Deus: Excerpt(s) by Gregorio Allegri
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble: Taverner Consort
Period: Baroque
Written: 17th Century ; Italy
55. Man that is born of a woman, Z 27 by Henry Purcell
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble: Taverner Players, Taverner Consort
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1680-1682 ; England
56. Selva morale e spirituale: Salve regina by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble: Taverner Players, Taverner Consort
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1640 ; Italy
57. Requiem Mass: Libera me, Domine by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Julia Varády (Soprano)
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874 ; Italy
58. Gloria in G major: Domine Deus by Francis Poulenc
Performer: Brigitte Fournier (Soprano)
Conductor: Michel Corboz
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1959 ; France
59. Ave Verum, Op. 65 no 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor: Michel Corboz
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lausanne Instrumental Ensemble
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894 ; France
60. Motets (4) pour le temps de Noël: no 1, O magnum mysterium by Francis Poulenc
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1951-1952 ; France
61. Ave Maria by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor: Tönu Kaljuste
Period: Romantic
62. Magnificat by Arvo Pärt
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1989 ; Germany
63. Lament of the Mother of God: Excerpt(s) by John Tavener
Performer: Solveig Kringelborn (Soprano)
Conductor: David Hill
64. Maitea nun zira by Traditional
Conductor: Beñat Achiary
65. Loch Lomond by Traditional
66. Al-yawma-l-batûl by Anonymous
Period: Medieval
67. Veni creator spiritus by Anonymous
Conductor: Dunstan O'Keeffe
Period: Medieval
Written: after 1300 ; France
68. Lord I can't turn back by Traditional
Performer: Derek Lee Ragin (Countertenor)
69. Salve Regina by Anonymous
Conductor: Dunstan O'Keeffe
Period: Renaissance
70. Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Performer: Derek Lee Ragin (Countertenor)
Period: 20th Century
71. Berçeuse de Gráinne pour Diarmait by Hughes De Courson
Performer: Breda Mayock (Chant)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Orfanelle della Pieta
Period: 20th Century
72. Bachianas brasileiras no 5 for Soprano and 8 Cellos: Aria "Cantilena" by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer: Mady Mesplé (Soprano)
Conductor: Paul Capolongo
Orchestra/Ensemble: Paris Cello Ensemble
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1938-1945 ; Brazil
73. Oedipus, Z 583: Music for a while by Henry Purcell
Performer: David [countertenor] Daniels (Countertenor), Craig Ogden (Guitar)
Period: Baroque
Written: ?1692 ; England
74. Madrigals, Book 8: Hor ch'el ciel e la terra by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor: Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble: Consort of Musicke
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1638 ; Italy
75. Du bist die Ruh, D 776/Op. 59 no 3 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Arleen Augér (Soprano), Lambert Orkis (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1823 ; Vienna, Austria
76. Songs (4) for Female Voices, 2 Horns and Harp, Op. 17: no 1, Es tönt ein voller Harfenklang by Johannes Brahms
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble: City of London Sinfonia
Period: Romantic
Written: 1860 ; Germany
77. Lieder (5), Op. 55: no 3, Mich zieht es nach dem Dörfchen hin by Robert Schumann
Conductor: Laurence Equilbey
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846 ; Germany
78. Songs (5), Op. 104: no 3, Letzes Glück by Johannes Brahms
Conductor: Laurence Equilbey
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 ; Austria
79. Gesang der Geister über den Wassern, D 714b/Op. 167 by Franz Schubert
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Bavariae
Period: Romantic
Written: 1821 ;
80. Les nuits d'été, Op. 7: no 2, Le spectre de la rose by Hector Berlioz
Performer: Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble: City of London Sinfonia
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840-1841 ; France
81. Ur Idyll och epigram av J. L. Runeberg, Op 4b: no 2, Flickan knyter i Johannenatten by Wilhelm Stenhammar
Performer: Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Paavo Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Sweden
82. Chanson perpétuelle, Op. 37 by Ernest Chausson
Performer: Felicity Lott (Soprano)
Conductor: Armin Jordan
Period: Romantic
Written: 1898 ; France
83. Carmina burana: no 21, In trutina by Carl Orff
Performer: Janice Watson (Soprano)
Conductor: David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1936 ; Germany
84. Les illuminations, Op. 18: Phrase by Benjamin Britten
Performer: Martyn Hill (Tenor)
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble: City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1939 ; USA
85. Elizabethan Lyrics (7), Op. 12: no 6, By a Fountainside by Roger Quilter
Performer: Geoffrey Parsons (Piano), Thomas Allen (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1908 ; England
86. Concerto for Coloratura Soprano and Orchestra, Op. 82: Andante by Reinhold Gliere
Performer: Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1943 ; USSR
87. Rondels: L'air by Reynaldo Hahn
Performer: Claude Lavoix (Piano), Rachel Yakar (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1899 ; France
88. Shéhérazade: no 3, L'indifférent by Maurice Ravel
Performer: Arleen Augér (Soprano)
Conductor: Libor Pesek
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1903 ; France
89. Après un rêve, Op. 7 no 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Roger Vignoles (Piano), Véronique Gens (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877 ; France
90. Chansons (3) de Charles d'Orléans: no 1, Dieu! qu'il la fait bon regarder by Claude Debussy
Conductor: Jean Sourisse
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1898 ; France
91. Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor: David Hill
Period: Romantic
Written: 1865 ; France
92. Duets (2), Op. 11: no 1, La nuit by Ernest Chausson
Performer: Emanuel Strosser (Piano)
Conductor: Jean Sourisse
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883 ; France
93. Duets (2), Op. 11: no 2, Le réveil by Ernest Chausson
Performer: Emanuel Strosser (Piano)
Conductor: Jean Sourisse
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883 ; France
94. Chansons a capella (3): no 2, Trois beaux oiseaux du Paradis by Maurice Ravel
Performer: Jean-Louis Bouillat (Tenor), Brigitte Vinson (Mezzo Soprano), Delphine Collot (Soprano), Gérard Wieclaw (Baritone)
Conductor: Jean Sourisse
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1914-1915 ; France
95. Deux choeurs, Op. 68: no 1, Calme des nuits by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor: Jean Sourisse
Period: Romantic
Written: 1882 ; France
96. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 1 - no 2, Baïlèro by Joseph Canteloube
Performer: Arleen Augér (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923-1930 ; France
97. Vocalise en forme de Habañera by Maurice Ravel
Performer: Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1907 ; France
98. L'invitation au voyage by Henri Duparc
Performer: François Le Roux (Baritone)
Conductor: John Nelson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1870 ; France
99. Quatre Poèmes hindous: Lahore by Maurice Delage
Performer: Felicity Lott (Soprano)
Conductor: Armin Jordan
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1913 ; France
100. Epigraphes antiques (6): no 6, Pour remercier la pluie au matin by Claude Debussy
Performer: Delphine Seyrig (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nash Ensemble
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1914 ; France
101. Les illuminations, Op. 18: Phrase by Benjamin Britten
Performer: Martyn Hill (Tenor)
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble: City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1939 ; USA
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