100 Best Adagio Voices

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All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
EMI's Best Adagio Voices 100 collection, taken from the label's vast archive, includes many varieties of music using voice: solo songs, opera arias, small ensembles accompanied and unaccompanied, choruses, madrigals, and spirituals, among others. The music ranges from Medieval plainchant to works by late 20th century composers like Pärt and Tavener, but it is weighted toward Baroque, Romantic, and post-Romantic repertoire. The majority of the tracks come from releases from the late 20th century featuring top-notch performers, and that were recorded digitally, so the sound quality is very good. The music is consistently contemplative and gently lyrical, so the album ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
EMI's Best Adagio Voices 100 collection, taken from the label's vast archive, includes many varieties of music using voice: solo songs, opera arias, small ensembles accompanied and unaccompanied, choruses, madrigals, and spirituals, among others. The music ranges from Medieval plainchant to works by late 20th century composers like Pärt and Tavener, but it is weighted toward Baroque, Romantic, and post-Romantic repertoire. The majority of the tracks come from releases from the late 20th century featuring top-notch performers, and that were recorded digitally, so the sound quality is very good. The music is consistently contemplative and gently lyrical, so the album should appeal to fans of vocal music that soothes and relaxes.
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  • Release Date: 10/6/2009
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • EAN: 5099996429228
  • Catalog Number: 64292
  • Sales rank: 86,277

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Vocalise, song for voice & piano, Op. 34/14 - Sergey Rachmaninov & Berlin Symphony Orchestra (5:22)
    Composed bySergey Rachmaninov
    Conducted byMichael Schønwandt
    Performed byBerlin Symphony Orchestra, Natalie Dessay, Michael Schønwandt
  2. 2 Agnus Dei, for chorus (arr. from 2nd mvt. of String Quartet), Op. 11 - Samuel Barber & Winchester Cathedral Choir (7:47)
    Composed bySamuel Barber
    Conducted byDavid Hill
    Performed byWinchester Cathedral Choir, David Hill
  3. 3 Pavane, for orchestra & chorus ad lib in F sharp minor, Op. 50 - Gabriel Fauré & Daniel Barenboim (6:21)
    Composed byGabriel Fauré
    Conducted byDaniel Barenboim
    Performed byDaniel Barenboim, Edinburgh Festival Chorus, Orchestre de Paris
  4. 4 Giustino, opera in 3 acts, RV717: Vedro con mio diletto - Antonio Vivaldi & Matheus Ensemble (5:12)
    Composed byAntonio Vivaldi
    Conducted byJean-Christophe Spinosi
    Performed byJean-Christophe Spinosi, Philippe Jaroussky
  5. 5 Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Soave sia il vento - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Claudio Desderi (3:04)
    Composed byWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conducted byBernard Haitink
    Performed byClaudio Desderi, Bernard Haitink, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Carol Vaness, Delores Ziegler
  6. 6 Saul, oratorio, HWV 53: Oh Lord, whose mercies numberless - George Frideric Handel & English Chamber Orchestra (4:03)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
    Conducted byPhilip Ledger
    Performed byEnglish Chamber Orchestra, Paul Esswood, Philip Ledger
  7. 7 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Porgi, Amor - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Carlo Maria Giulini (3:42)
    Composed byWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conducted byCarlo Maria Giulini
    Performed byCarlo Maria Giulini, Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
  8. 8 Le siège de Corinthe (The Siege of Corinth), opera: Giusto ciel! in tal periglio - Gioachino Rossini & Lyon National Opera Chorus (3:37)
    Composed byGioachino Rossini
    Conducted byGabriele Ferro
    Performed byLyon National Opera Chorus, Gabriele Ferro, Lyon National Opera, Katia Ricciarelli
  9. 9 La Wally, opera (dramma musicale) in 4 acts: Ebben? Ne andrò lontana - Alfredo Catalani & Barbara Hendricks (4:23)
    Composed byAlfredo Catalani
    Conducted byPaavo Järvi
    Performed byBarbara Hendricks, Paavo Järvi, ORTF National Orchestra
  10. 10 La forza del destino, opera: La vergine degli angeli - Giuseppe Verdi & Ambrosian Opera Chorus (3:28)
    Composed byGiuseppe Verdi
    Conducted byAnton Guadagno
    Performed byAmbrosian Opera Chorus, Montserrat Caballé, Anton Guadagno, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  11. 11 Lakmé, opera: Duo des fleurs - Léo Delibes & Alain Lombard (4:48)
    Composed byLéo Delibes
    Conducted byAlain Lombard
    Performed byAlain Lombard, Mady Mesplé, Danielle Millet, Orchestre du Théàtre National de l'Opéra-Comique
  12. 12 Les contes d'Hoffmann, opera in 4 acts: Barcarolle - Jacques Offenbach & Sylvain Cambreling (4:20)
    Composed byJacques Offenbach
    Conducted bySylvain Cambreling
    Performed bySylvain Cambreling, Ann Murray, Jessye Norman, Théâtre La Monnaie Royal Opera Orchesta, Théâtre La Monnaie Royal Opera Chorus
  13. 13 Les Pêcheurs de perles, opera in 3 acts: Je crois entendre encore - Georges Bizet & Michel Plasson (3:07)
    Composed byGeorges Bizet
    Conducted byMichel Plasson
    Performed byMichel Plasson, Rolando Villazón, Rundfunkorchester
  14. 14 Gianni Schicchi, opera: O mio babbino caro - Giacomo Puccini & Montserrat Caballé (2:41)
    Composed byGiacomo Puccini
    Conducted byCharles Mackerras
    Performed byMontserrat Caballé, London Symphony Orchestra, Charles Mackerras
  15. 15 Rusalka, opera, B. 203 (Op. 114): Song to the Moon - Antonin Dvorák & Lucia Popp (5:53)
    Composed byAntonin Dvorák
    Conducted byStefan Soltesz
    Performed byLucia Popp, Stefan Soltesz, Rundfunkorchester
  16. 16 Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Humming Chorus - Giacomo Puccini & Lamberto Gardelli (3:08)
    Composed byGiacomo Puccini
    Conducted byLamberto Gardelli
    Performed byLamberto Gardelli, Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus and Orchest, Royal Opera House Chorus Covent Garden
  17. 17 The Tsar's Bride (Tsarskaya nevesta), opera in 4 acts: Lioubasha aria - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov & London Philharmonic Orchestra (4:31)
    Composed byNikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
    Conducted byMstislav Rostropovich
    Performed byLondon Philharmonic Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich, Galina Vishnevskaya
Disc 2
  1. 1 Norma, opera: Casta Diva - Vicenzo Bellini & Maria Callas (5:35)
    Composed byVicenzo Bellini
    Conducted byTullio Serafin
    Performed byMaria Callas, La Scala Theater Chorus, La Scala Theater Orchestra, Tullio Serafin
  2. 2 Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, oratorio, HWV 46a: Lascia la spina - George Frideric Handel & Emmanuelle Haïm (6:29)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
    Conducted byEmmanuelle Haïm
    Performed byEmmanuelle Haïm, Ann Hallenberg
  3. 3 When I am laid in earth (from "Dido and Aeneas"), soprano aria (Dido's Lament), Z. 626/38b - Henry Purcell & Susan Graham (3:55)
    Composed byHenry Purcell
    Conducted byEmmanuelle Haïm
    Performed bySusan Graham, Emmanuelle Haïm
  4. 4 Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu - George Frideric Handel & Ensemble Orchestral de Paris (2:49)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
    Conducted byJohn Nelson
    Performed byEnsemble Orchestral de Paris, John Nelson, Stephanie Blythe
  5. 5 Interrotte speranze, madrigal for 2 voices (from Book 7), SV 132 - Claudio Monteverdi & Emmanuelle Haïm (2:40)
    Composed byClaudio Monteverdi
    Conducted byEmmanuelle Haïm
    Performed byEmmanuelle Haïm, Rolando Villazón, Topi Lehtipuu
  6. 6 Hippolyte et Aricie, tragédie lyrique: Cruelle mère des amours - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Véronique Gens (5:13)
    Composed byJean-Philippe Rameau
    Conducted byChristophe Rousset
    Performed byVéronique Gens, Christophe Rousset
  7. 7 Il Delirio Amoroso (Da Quel Giorno Fatale), cantata for soprano & instruments, HWV 99: Lascia omai le brune vele - George Frideric Handel & Natalie Dessay (5:27)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
    Conducted byEmmanuelle Haïm
    Performed byNatalie Dessay, Emmanuelle Haïm
  8. 8 La sonnambula, opera: Ah! no credea mirarti - Vicenzo Bellini & Natalie Dessay (4:47)
    Composed byVicenzo Bellini
    Conducted byEvelino Pidò
    Performed byNatalie Dessay, Lyon National Opera, Evelino Pidò
  9. 9 Otello, opera: Ave Maria - Giuseppe Verdi & John Barbirolli (5:33)
    Composed byGiuseppe Verdi
    Conducted byJohn Barbirolli
    Performed byJohn Barbirolli, Gwyneth Jones, New Philharmonia Orchestra
  10. 10 Gustaf Wasa, opera: Aria Från tronen uti bojor - Johann Gottlieb Naumann & Philip Brunelle (3:47)
    Composed byJohann Gottlieb Naumann
    Conducted byPhilip Brunelle
    Performed byPhilip Brunelle, Lena Nordin
  11. 11 La légende de Sainte Cécile, incidental music for solo voices, female voices & small orchestra, Op. 22: Que d'étoiles dans vos cheveux - Ernest Chausson & Paul Boufil (4:47)
    Composed byErnest Chausson
    Conducted byJean-Jacques Kantorow
    Performed byEnsemble Orchestral de Paris, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Isabelle Vernet
  12. 12 Hamlet, opera in 5 acts: Mort d'Ophélie. Le voilà, je crois l'entendre - Ambroise Thomas & Natalie Dessay (4:54)
    Composed byAmbroise Thomas
    Conducted byMichel Plasson
    Performed byNatalie Dessay, Orchestre Capitole Toulouse, Michel Plasson, Chœur Les Eléments
  13. 13 Turandot, opera: Signore ascolta! - Giacomo Puccini & Mirella Freni (2:52)
    Composed byGiacomo Puccini
    Conducted byAlain Lombard
    Performed byMirella Freni, Alain Lombard, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
  14. 14 Peer Gynt, incidental music, Op. 23: Solveig's Song - Edvard Grieg & Paavo Järvi (4:52)
    Composed byEdvard Grieg
    Conducted byPaavo Järvi
    Performed byPaavo Järvi, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Camilla Tilling
  15. 15 Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht, song for low voice & piano (or orchestra) (Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen No. 1) - Gustav Mahler & Andrew Litton (4:48)
    Composed byGustav Mahler
    Conducted byAndrew Litton
    Performed byAndrew Litton, Ann Murray, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  16. 16 Wiegenlied ("Träume, träume, du mein süsses Leben"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 41/1 (TrV 195/1) - Richard Strauss & Gundula Janowitz (3:56)
    Composed byRichard Strauss
    Conducted byRichard Stamp
    Performed byGundula Janowitz, Richard Stamp, London Academy
  17. 17 Waldseligkeit ("Der Wald beginnt zu rauchen"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 49/1 (TrV 204/1) - Richard Strauss & Gundula Janowitz (2:55)
    Composed byRichard Strauss
    Conducted byRichard Stamp
    Performed byGundula Janowitz, Richard Stamp, London Academy
  18. 18 Pulcinella, ballet with song in 1 act, for 3 vocal soloists & orchestra: Serenata: Mentre l'erbetta - Igor Stravinsky & Richard Hickox (3:20)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byRichard Hickox
    Performed byRichard Hickox, Martyn Hill, Sinfonia of London Orchestra
Disc 3
  1. 1 Cantata No. 47, "Wer sich selbst erhöhet," BWV 47 (BC A141): Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Johann Sebastian Bach & Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields (3:29)
    Composed byJohann Sebastian Bach
    Conducted bySir David Wilcocks
    Performed byAcademy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Sir David Wilcocks
  2. 2 St. Matthew Passion (Matthäuspassion), for soloists, double chorus & double orchestra, BWV 244 (BC D3b): Erbarme Dich - Johann Sebastian Bach & Harry Bicket (6:48)
    Composed byJohann Sebastian Bach
    Conducted byHarry Bicket
    Performed byHarry Bicket, David Daniels [countertenor], The English Concert
  3. 3 Dixit Dominus, hymn for soloists, chorus & orchestra in G minor, HWV 232: De Torrente - George Frideric Handel & Natalie Dessay (3:30)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
    Conducted byEmmanuelle Haïm
    Performed byNatalie Dessay, Véronique Gens, Emmanuelle Haïm
  4. 4 Stabat mater, for soprano, alto, strings & organ in F major: [Excerpt] - Giovanni Pergolesi & Véronique Gens (4:42)
    Composed byGiovanni Pergolesi
    Performed byVéronique Gens, Il Seminario Musicale
  5. 5 Ave verum Corpus, motet for chorus, strings & organ, K. 618 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Winchester Cathedral Choir (3:32)
    Composed byWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conducted byDavid Hill
    Performed byWinchester Cathedral Choir, David Hill
  6. 6 Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Comfort ye my people - George Frideric Handel & Joseph Cornwell (3:20)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
    Conducted byAndrew Parrott
    Performed byJoseph Cornwell, Andrew Parrott
  7. 7 Vesperae solennes de confessore for soloists, chorus & orchestra, K. 339: Laudate Dominum - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (5:27)
    Composed byWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conducted byNeville Marriner
    Performed byNeville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Academy Chorus, Barbara Hendricks
  8. 8 Magnificat, for 5 voices, 5-part chorus, orchestra & continuo in D major, BWV 243 (BC E14): Et Misericordia - Johann Sebastian Bach & Emmanuelle Haïm (3:24)
    Composed byJohann Sebastian Bach
    Conducted byEmmanuelle Haïm
    Performed byEmmanuelle Haïm, Toby Spence, Philippe Jaroussky
  9. 9 Mass No. 17 for soloists, chorus & orchestra in C minor (fragment, "Great Mass"), K. 427 (K. 417a): Kyrie - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Natalie Dessay (6:40)
    Composed byWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conducted byLouis Langrée
    Performed byNatalie Dessay, Louis Langrée
  10. 10 Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1): Dona nobis pacem - Johann Sebastian Bach & Michel Corboz (3:00)
    Composed byJohann Sebastian Bach
    Conducted byMichel Corboz
    Performed byMichel Corboz, Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne
  11. 11 Requiem for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626: Lacrimosa - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Michel Corboz (3:16)
    Composed byWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conducted byMichel Corboz
    Performed byMichel Corboz, Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne
  12. 12 Requiem in D minor: Recordare - Franz von Suppe & Michel Corboz (5:46)
    Composed byFranz von Suppe
    Conducted byMichel Corboz
    Performed byMichel Corboz, Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra, Lisbon, Aquiles Machado, Gulbenkian Foundation Chorus, Lisbon, Elisabete Matos, Mira Kalin, Luis Rodrigues
  13. 13 Messe de Requiem, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, Op. 23: Requiem aeternam - Michel Corboz & J. Domingos Bomtempo (1:38)
    Composed byJ. Domingos Bomtempo
    Conducted byMichel Corboz
    Performed byMichel Corboz, Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra, Lisbon, Gulbenkian Foundation Chorus, Lisbon
  14. 14 Psalm 42 ("As pants the hart"), for soloists, chorus & orchestra in F major, Op. 42: Chœur: Wie der Hirsch schreit nach frischem Wasser - Felix Mendelssohn & Richard Hickox (5:54)
    Composed byFelix Mendelssohn
    Conducted byRichard Hickox
    Performed byRichard Hickox, London Symphony Chorus, City of London Sinfonia
  15. 15 Missa Solemnis, for soloists, chorus & orchestra in B flat minor, WAB 29: Agnus Dei - Anton Bruckner & Bamberg Symphony Chorus (3:29)
    Composed byAnton Bruckner
    Conducted byKarl Anton Rickenbacher
    Performed byBamberg Symphony Chorus, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Karl Anton Rickenbacher
  16. 16 Requiem, for 2 solo voices, chorus, organ & orchestra, Op. 48: Pie Jesu - Gabriel Fauré & Michel Corboz (3:17)
    Composed byGabriel Fauré
    Conducted byMichel Corboz
    Performed byMichel Corboz, Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne, Magali Dami
  17. 17 Requiem, for 2 solo voices, chorus, organ & orchestra, Op. 48: In Paradisum - Gabriel Fauré & Michel Corboz (4:00)
    Composed byGabriel Fauré
    Conducted byMichel Corboz
    Performed byMichel Corboz, Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne, Magali Dami
  18. 18 Requiem, for orchestra, organ & chorus; for organ & chorus; for small ensemble, organ & chorus, Op. 9 (3 versions): In Paradisum - Maurice Duruflé & John Butt (2:55)
    Composed byMaurice Duruflé
    Conducted byPhilip Ledger
    Performed byChoir of King's College, Cambridge, Philip Ledger
Disc 4
  1. 1 Miserere mei Deus (Psalm 51), motet for chorus: [Excerpt] - Gregorio Allegri & Andrew Parrott (6:50)
    Composed byGregorio Allegri
    Conducted byAndrew Parrott
    Performed byAndrew Parrott
  2. 2 Man that is born of a woman, anthem for soprano, alto, tenor, chorus & organ, Z. 27 - Henry Purcell & Andrew Parrott (2:39)
    Composed byHenry Purcell
    Conducted byAndrew Parrott
    Performed byAndrew Parrott, Taverner Choir
  3. 3 Salve Regina (II), for 2 voices (from Selva morale e spirituale), SV 284 - Claudio Monteverdi & Andrew Parrott (5:48)
    Composed byClaudio Monteverdi
    Conducted byAndrew Parrott
    Performed byAndrew Parrott, Taverner Choir
  4. 4 Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): Libera me - Requiem - Giuseppe Verdi & Orchestre Capitole Toulouse (2:55)
    Composed byGiuseppe Verdi
    Conducted byMichel Plasson
    Performed byOrchestre Capitole Toulouse, Orféon Donostiarra, Michel Plasson, Julia Varady
  5. 5 Gloria, for soprano, chorus & orchestra, FP 177: Domine Deus - Francis Poulenc & Michel Corboz (4:42)
    Composed byFrancis Poulenc
    Conducted byMichel Corboz
    Performed byMichel Corboz, Brigitte Fournier, Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra, Lisbon, Gulbenkian Foundation Chorus, Lisbon
  6. 6 Ave Verum, motet for soprano & alto (or 2-part female chorus) & organ, Op. 65/1 - Gabriel Fauré & Michel Corboz (3:28)
    Composed byGabriel Fauré
    Conducted byMichel Corboz
    Performed byMichel Corboz, Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne
  7. 7 O magnum mysterium, motet for chorus (4 motets pour le temps de Noël), FP 152/1 - Francis Poulenc & Harry Christophers (3:25)
    Composed byFrancis Poulenc
    Conducted byHarry Christophers
    Performed byHarry Christophers, The Sixteen
  8. 8 Bogoroditse devo, radouisya (Rejoice Virgin, Mother of God), for chorus - Sergey Rachmaninov & Tõnu Kaljuste (2:43)
    Composed bySergey Rachmaninov
    Conducted byTõnu Kaljuste
    Performed byTõnu Kaljuste, Swedish Radio Choir
  9. 9 Magnificat, for chorus - Arvo Pärt & Choir of King's College, Cambridge (6:21)
    Composed byArvo Pärt
    Conducted byStephen Cleobury
    Performed byChoir of King's College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury
  10. 10 Lament of the Mother of God, for soprano & chorus: [Excerpt] - John Tavener & Winchester Cathedral Choir (4:45)
    Composed byJohn Tavener
    Conducted byDavid Hill
    Performed byWinchester Cathedral Choir, David Hill, Solveig Kringelborn
  11. 11 Maitea, nun zira? - Basque Traditional & Beñat Achiary (3:49)
    Composed byBasque Traditional
    Conducted byBeñat Achiary
    Performed byBeñat Achiary, Choir Ama-lur
  12. 12 Loch Lomond - Scottish Traditional & The Swingle Singers (3:55)
    Composed byScottish Traditional
    Performed byThe Swingle Singers
  13. 13 Al-yawma-l-batûl, Kondakion of the Nativity - Soeur Marie Keyrouz & Byzantine Melkite Chant (2:23)
    Composed byByzantine Melkite Chant
    Conducted bySoeur Marie Keyrouz
    Performed bySoeur Marie Keyrouz, L'Ensemble de la Paix
  14. 14 Veni creator spiritus, hymn in mode 8 - Gregorian Chant & Downside Abbey Monks and Choirboys (3:09)
    Composed byGregorian Chant
    Conducted byDunstan O'Keeffe
    Performed byDownside Abbey Monks and Choirboys, Dunstan O'Keeffe
  15. 15 Lord, I can't turn back - Traditional Spiritual & Derek Lee Ragin (2:06)
    Composed byTraditional Spiritual
    Conducted byMoses George Hogan
    Performed byDerek Lee Ragin, Moses Hogan Singers, Moses George Hogan
  16. 16 Salve Regina, antiphon in mode 1 - Gregorian Chant & Downside Abbey Monks and Choirboys (2:32)
    Composed byGregorian Chant
    Conducted byDunstan O'Keeffe
    Performed byDownside Abbey Monks and Choirboys, Dunstan O'Keeffe
  17. 17 Away in A Manger - Christmas Traditional & Derek Lee Ragin (2:31)
    Composed byChristmas Traditional
    Conducted byMoses George Hogan
    Performed byDerek Lee Ragin, Moses Hogan Singers, Moses George Hogan
  18. 18 Berceuse de Gràinne pour Diarmait (after Vivaldi) - Hugh de Courson / Youenn Le Berre & Breda Mayock (5:08)
    Composed byHugh de Courson / Youenn Le Berre
    Performed byBreda Mayock
Disc 5
  1. 1 Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, for voice & 8 cellos, A. 389: Cantilena - Heitor Villa-Lobos & Paul Capolongo (6:29)
    Composed byHeitor Villa-Lobos
    Conducted byPaul Capolongo
    Performed byPaul Capolongo, Mady Mesplé
  2. 2 Music for a While (from "Oedipus"), song, Z. 583/2 - Henry Purcell & David Daniels [countertenor] (3:48)
    Composed byHenry Purcell
    Performed byDavid Daniels [countertenor]
  3. 3 Hor ch'el ciel e la terra e'l vento tace, madrigal for 6 voices and 2 violins (from Book 8), SV 147 - Claudio Monteverdi & Consort of Musicke (4:53)
    Composed byClaudio Monteverdi
    Conducted byAnthony Rooley
    Performed byAnthony Rooley
  4. 4 Du bist die Ruh, song for voice & piano, D. 776 (Op. 59/3) - Franz Schubert & Arleen Augér (4:05)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Performed byArleen Augér
  5. 5 Es tönt ein voller Harfenklang, for female chorus, 2 horns & harp, Op. 17/1 - Johannes Brahms & Richard Hickox (2:49)
    Composed byJohannes Brahms
    Conducted byRichard Hickox
    Performed byRichard Hickox, London Symphony Chorus, City of London Sinfonia
  6. 6 Mich zieht es nach dem Dörfchen hin, part song for mixed voices, Op. 55/3 - Robert Schumann & Accentus Chamber Choir (2:47)
    Composed byRobert Schumann
    Conducted byLaurence Equilbey
    Performed byAccentus Chamber Choir, Laurence Equilbey
  7. 7 Letztes Glück ("Leblos gleitet Blatt um Blatt"), for chorus (vocal sextet), Op. 104/3 - Johannes Brahms & Accentus Chamber Choir (2:22)
    Composed byJohannes Brahms
    Conducted byLaurence Equilbey
    Performed byAccentus Chamber Choir, Laurence Equilbey
  8. 8 Gesang der Geister über den Wassern IV ("Des Menschen Seele..."), for male voices & strings, D. 714 (Op. posth. 167) - Franz Schubert & Wolfgang Sawallisch (11:00)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Conducted byWolfgang Sawallisch
    Performed byWolfgang Sawallisch
  9. 9 Les Nuits d'été, song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra), H. 81 (Op. 7): Le Spectre de la rose - Hector Berlioz & Janet Baker (6:54)
    Composed byHector Berlioz
    Conducted byRichard Hickox
    Performed byJanet Baker, Richard Hickox, City of London Sinfonia
  10. 10 Flickan Knyter I Johannenatten for voice & piano - Wilhelm Stenhammar & Paavo Järvi (1:54)
    Composed byWilhelm Stenhammar
    Conducted byPaavo Järvi
    Performed byPaavo Järvi, Anne Sofie von Otter, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  11. 11 Chanson perpétuelle, for soprano & orchestra (or piano quintet), Op. 37 - Ernest Chausson & Armin Jordan (6:56)
    Composed byErnest Chausson
    Conducted byArmin Jordan
    Performed byArmin Jordan, Kammer Ensemble de Paris, Felicity Lott
  12. 12 Carmina Burana, scenic cantata for soloists, choruses & orchestra: In truttina - Carl Orff & Bournemouth Symphony Chorus (2:43)
    Composed byCarl Orff
    Conducted byDavid Hill
    Performed byBournemouth Symphony Chorus, David Hill, Janice Watson, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  13. 13 Les illuminations, song cycle for high voice & strings, Op. 18: Phrase - Benjamin Britten & Richard Hickox (1:08)
    Composed byBenjamin Britten
    Conducted byRichard Hickox
    Performed byRichard Hickox, Martyn Hill, City of London Sinfonia
  14. 14 By a foutainside, for voice & piano, Op. 12/6 - Roger Quilter & Geoffrey Parsons (3:49)
    Composed byRoger Quilter
    Performed byThomas Allen
Disc 6
  1. 1 Concerto for Coloratura Soprano & Orchestra, Op. 82: Andante - Berlin Symphony Orchestra & Reinhold Glière (8:43)
    Composed byReinhold Glière
    Conducted byMichael Schønwandt
    Performed byBerlin Symphony Orchestra, Natalie Dessay, Michael Schønwandt
  2. 2 L'Air, for voice & piano - Reynaldo Hahn & Claude Lavoix (3:42)
    Composed byReynaldo Hahn
    Performed byRachel Yakar
  3. 3 Shéhérazade, poems (3) for soprano (or tenor) & orchestra (or piano): L'Indifférent - Maurice Ravel & Arleen Augér (4:13)
    Composed byMaurice Ravel
    Conducted byLibor Pesek
    Performed byArleen Augér, Libor Pesek, Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra
  4. 4 Après un rêve ("Dans un sommeil"), song for voice & piano, Op. 7/1 - Gabriel Fauré & Véronique Gens (2:36)
    Composed byGabriel Fauré
    Performed byVéronique Gens
  5. 5 Dieu! qu'il la fait bon regarder!, song for chorus, L. 92/1 - Claude Debussy & Jean Sourisse (1:57)
    Composed byClaude Debussy
    Conducted byJean Sourisse
    Performed byJean Sourisse, Ensemble Vocal Jean Sourisse
  6. 6 Cantique de Jean Racine, for 4-part chorus & organ (or orchestra), Op. 11 - Gabriel Fauré & Winchester Cathedral Choir (5:52)
    Composed byGabriel Fauré
    Conducted byDavid Hill
    Performed byWinchester Cathedral Choir, David Hill
  7. 7–8 Duos (2), for 2 voices & piano, Op. 11 - Ernest Chausson & Emmanuel Strosser (6:32)
    Composed byErnest Chausson
    Conducted byJean Sourisse
    Performed byJean Sourisse, Ensemble Vocal Jean Sourisse
    1. 7 La Nuit
    2. 8 Réveil
  8. 9 Trois beaux oiseaux du paradis, for chorus (or voice & piano) (Trois Chansons No. 2) - Maurice Ravel & Delphine Collot (2:41)
    Composed byMaurice Ravel
    Conducted byJean Sourisse
    Performed byDelphine Collot, Brigitte Vinson, Jean Sourisse, Jean-Louis Bouillat, Ensemble Vocal Jean Sourisse, Gérard Wieclaw
  9. 10 Choruses (2) for chorus with piano ad lib, Op. 68: 1. Calme des Nuits - Camille Saint-Saëns & Jean Sourisse (2:17)
    Composed byCamille Saint-Saëns
    Conducted byJean Sourisse
    Performed byJean Sourisse, Ensemble Vocal Jean Sourisse
  10. 11 Baïlèro, folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 1, No. 2) - Joseph Canteloube & Arleen Augér (6:42)
    Composed byJoseph Canteloube
    Conducted byYan Pascal Tortelier
    Performed byArleen Augér, English Chamber Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier
  11. 12 Vocalise-Étude en forme de Habanera, for voice & piano - Maurice Ravel & Berlin Symphony Orchestra (3:24)
    Composed byMaurice Ravel
    Conducted byMichael Schønwandt
    Performed byBerlin Symphony Orchestra, Natalie Dessay, Michael Schønwandt
  12. 13 L'invitation au voyage ("Mon enfant, ma soeur"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra) - Henri Duparc & François LeRoux (3:45)
    Composed byHenri Duparc
    Conducted byJohn Nelson
    Performed byFrançois LeRoux, John Nelson, Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
  13. 14 Quatre poèmes hindous (Four Hindu Poems), for soprano & ensemble: Lahore - Maurice Delage & Armin Jordan (3:52)
    Composed byMaurice Delage
    Conducted byArmin Jordan
    Performed byArmin Jordan, Kammer Ensemble de Paris, Felicity Lott
  14. 15 Chansons de Bilitis, incidental music for narrator, 2 flutes, 2 harps & celesta, L. 96: La Pluie au matin - Claude Debussy & The Nash Ensemble (2:38)
    Composed byClaude Debussy
    Performed byDelphine Seyrig
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