The Essential Collection - Great Sopranos, Contraltos, Et Al

Release Date: 2/20/2007
Label: Avid
Catalog Number: 892
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chorus, Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra...
Number of Discs: 2

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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.
Works on This Recording
1. Norma: Casta diva by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Arturo Basile
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831 ; Italy
2. Arminio: Pur dicesti, o bocca bella by Antonio Lotti
Performer: Adelina Patti (Soprano), Landon Ronald (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1714 ; Italy
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
4. Il rè pastore, K 208: L'amerò, sarò costante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Schumann (Soprano), Marjorie Hayward (Violin)
Conductor: George Byng
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1775 ; Salzburg, Austria
5. Fidelio, Op. 72: Abscheulicher!...Komm, Hoffnung by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Classical
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
7. Ernani: Ernani, involami...Tutto sprezzo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Conductor: Rosario Bourdon
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844 ; Italy
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
9. Ave Maria by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Elisabeth Rethberg (Soprano)
Conductor: Rosario Bourdon
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880 ; Italy
10. Andrea Chénier: La mamma morta by Umberto Giordano
Performer: Claudia Muzio (Soprano)
Conductor: Lorenzo Molajoli
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
11. Louise: Depuis le jour by Gustave Charpentier
Performer: Nellie Melba (Soprano)
Conductor: Walter B. Rogers
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; France
12. Turandot: In questa reggia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Dame Eva Turner (Soprano)
Conductor: Stanford Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
13. I puritani: Qui la voce sua soave by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Arturo Basile
Period: Romantic
Written: 1835 ; Italy
14. Orfeo ed Euridice: Che farò senza Euridice? by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer: Kathleen Ferrier (Alto)
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1762/1774 ; Vienna, Austria
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
16. Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Marian Anderson (Alto)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877 ; France
17. A fairy went a-marketing by Goodheart
Performer: Dame Clara Butt (Alto)
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
19. Songs (5), Op. 94: no 4, Sapphische Ode by Johannes Brahms
Performer: George Reeves (Piano), Maria Olszewska (Alto)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883-1884 ; Austria
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
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
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
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
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
25. Three fishers went sailing by John Hullah
Performer: Dame Clara Butt (Alto)
Period: Romantic
26. Lucrezia Borgia: Il segreto per esser felice "Brindisi" by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer: Sigrid Onegin (Alto)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1833 ; Italy
27. Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Marian Anderson (Alto)
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869 ; Austria
28. An die Musik, D 547 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Phyllis Spurr (Piano), Kathleen Ferrier (Alto)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1817 ; Vienna, Austria
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 ;
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
31. Der Lenz, Op 19 no 5 by Eugen Hildach
Period: Romantic
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
33. Blow the wind southerly by Traditional
Performer: Kathleen Ferrier (Alto)
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
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