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  • Release Date: 11/1/2011
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • EAN: 5099908282620
  • Catalog Number: 828262
  • Sales rank: 269,595

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Halleljuah Chorus - George Frideric Handel & Ambrosian Singers (4:04)
  2. 2 Gloria, for 3 solo voices, chorus, trumpet, oboe, violin (ad lib), 2 violas, 2 cellos, strings & continuo in D major, RV 589: Gloria in excelsis Deo - Antonio Vivaldi & Neville Marriner (2:24)
  3. 3 Cantata No. 140, "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme," BWV 140 (BC A166): Zion hört die Wächter - Johann Sebastian Bach & Consortium Musicum (4:47)
  4. 4 Come ye sons of art away (Birthday ode for Queen Mary), for soloists, chorus & instruments, Z. 323: Come ye sons of art away - Henry Purcell & Early Music Consort of London (1:34)
  5. 5 Orphée et Eurydice (French version), opera in 3 acts, Wq. 41: Le dieu de Paphos - Christoph Willibald Gluck & John Eliot Gardiner (2:27)
  6. 6 Die Schöpfung (The Creation), oratorio, H. 21/2: Awake the harp - Franz Joseph Haydn & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus (2:12)
  7. 7 Die Schöpfung (The Creation), oratorio, H. 21/2: The heavens are telling - David Willcocks & Franz Joseph Haydn (4:49)
  8. 8 Elijah (Elias), oratorio, Op. 70: And then shall your light break forth - Felix Mendelssohn & Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos (3:19)
  9. 9 Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384: Chorus of Janissaries - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Josef Krips (1:32)
  10. 10 Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Bella vita militar - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (1:42)
  11. 11 Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: O Isis und Osiris - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (3:14)
  12. 12 Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Die Strahlen der Sonne vertreiben die Nacht - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Bavarian State Opera Chorus (3:06)
  13. 13 Idomeneo, rè di Creta, opera, K. 366: Nettuno s'onori - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Edinburgh Festival Chorus (5:18)
  14. 14 Idomeneo, rè di Creta, opera, K. 366: Scenda Amor, scenda Imeneo - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Edinburgh Festival Chorus (3:56)
  15. 15 Fidelio, opera, Op. 72: O welche Lust (Prisoners' Chorus) - Ludwig van Beethoven & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (7:20)
  16. 16 Fidelio, opera, Op. 72: Heil sei dem Tag - Ludwig van Beethoven & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (2:23)
  17. 17 Fidelio, opera, Op. 72: Wer ein holdes Weib errungen - Ludwig van Beethoven & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (4:01)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Der Freischütz, opera, J. 277 (Op. 77): Was gleicht wohl auf Erden (Huntsmen's Chorus) - Carl Maria von Weber & Bernard Haitink (2:36)
  2. 2 Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor, opera: O süßer Mond - Otto Nicolai & Bavarian State Opera Chorus (4:19)
  3. 3 Lohengrin, opera, WWV 75: Treulich geführt (Bridal Chorus) - Richard Wagner & Bavarian State Opera Chorus (5:00)
  4. 4 Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman), opera, WWV 63: Steuermann, laß die Wacht (Sailors' Chorus) - Richard Wagner & Bavarian State Opera Chorus (4:33)
  5. 5 Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman), opera, WWV 63: Summ' und brumm' (Spinning Chorus) - Richard Wagner & Bavarian State Opera Chorus (3:09)
  6. 6 Tannhäuser, opera, WWV 70: Freudig begrüßen wir die edle Halle - Richard Wagner & Bavarian State Opera Chorus (5:00)
  7. 7 Tannhäuser, opera, WWV 70: Beglückt darf nun dich, o Heimat (Pilgrims' Chorus - Richard Wagner & Bavarian State Opera Chorus (4:25)
  8. 8 Die Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods), opera, WWV 86d: Groß Glück und Heil... Heil dir, Gunther! - Richard Wagner & Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (3:50)
  9. 9 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, opera, WWV 96: Wach' auf, es nahet gen den Tag - Richard Wagner & Bavarian State Opera Chorus (3:14)
  10. 10 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, opera, WWV 96: Ehrt eure deutschen Meister - Richard Wagner & Bavarian State Opera Chorus (2:19)
  11. 11 Der Wildschütz, opera: Seht dort den muntern Jäger - Albert Lortzing & Bavarian State Opera Chorus (2:13)
  12. 12 Eugene Onegin, opera, Op. 24: Act 2. Waltz - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Antonio Pappano (6:14)
  13. 13 Boris Godunov, opera: Chorus of Pilgrims - Modest Mussorgsky & Sofia National Opera Chorus (3:45)
  14. 14 Boris Godunov, opera: Sláva, Sláva, Sláva! (Coronation Scene) - Modest Mussorgsky & Sofia National Opera Chorus (2:50)
  15. 15 Boris Godunov, opera: Polonaise (Polish Scene) - Modest Mussorgsky & Sofia National Opera Chorus (4:00)
  16. 16 Prince Igor, opera (completed by Rimsky-Korsakov & Glazunov): Polovtsian Dances - Alexander Borodin & Sofia National Opera Chorus (12:44)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Faust, opera: Vin ou bière - Charles Gounod & Orchestre Capitole Toulouse (5:02)
  2. 2 Faust, opera: Valse: Ainsi que la brise légère - Charles Gounod & Marc Barrard (2:58)
  3. 3 Faust, opera: Gloire immortelle de nos aïeux (Soldiers' Chorus) - Charles Gounod & Orchestre Capitole Toulouse (3:08)
  4. 4 Faust, opera: Sauvée! Christ est ressuscité - Charles Gounod & Orchestre Capitole Toulouse (2:33)
  5. 5 Roméo et Juliette, opera: L'heure s'envole - Charles Gounod & Orchestre Capitole Toulouse (3:07)
  6. 6 Mireille, opera: La Farandole joyeuse et folle - Charles Gounod & Orchestre Capitole Toulouse (2:49)
  7. 7 Mireille, opera: Ô vous qui du haut des cieux - Charles Gounod & Orchestre Capitole Toulouse (2:48)
  8. 8 Les contes d'Hoffmann, opera in 4 acts: Drig, drig, drig, Maître Luther - Jacques Offenbach & Sylvain Cambreling (2:52)
  9. 9 Carmen, opera: Avec la garde montante (Children's Chorus) - Georges Bizet & Orchestre Capitole Toulouse (2:22)
  10. 10 Carmen, opera: La cloche a sonné... Dans l'air (Cigarette Chorus) - Georges Bizet & Orchestre Capitole Toulouse (3:36)
  11. 11 Carmen, opera: Les voici! Voici la quadrille! - Georges Bizet & Orchestre Capitole Toulouse (4:01)
  12. 12 Les Pêcheurs de perles, opera in 3 acts: Sur la grève en feu - Georges Bizet & Orchestre Capitole Toulouse (3:56)
  13. 13 Les Pêcheurs de perles, opera in 3 acts: Sois la bienvenue - Georges Bizet & Orchestre Capitole Toulouse (2:14)
  14. 14 Les Pêcheurs de perles, opera in 3 acts: Brahma, divin Brahma - Georges Bizet & Orchestre Capitole Toulouse (1:46)
  15. 15 Les Pêcheurs de perles, opera in 3 acts: Dès que le soleil - Georges Bizet & Orchestre Capitole Toulouse (2:01)
  16. 16 Hérodiade, opera in 4 acts: Romains! Romains! Nous sommes tous Romains! - Jules Massenet & Orchestre Capitole Toulouse (5:46)
  17. 17 Padmâvatî, opera-ballet, Op. 18: Dans la nuit flamboyante - Albert Roussel & Orchestre Capitole Toulouse (12:04)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Lucia di Lammermoor, opera: Per te d'immenso giubilo - Gaetano Donizetti & Bernard Haitink (2:36)
  2. 2 Don Pasquale, opera: Che interminable andirivieni (Servants' Chorus) - Gaetano Donizetti & Ambrosian Opera Chorus (3:44)
  3. 3 Mosè in Egitto, opera: Dal tuo stellato soglio (Prayer) - Gioachino Rossini & Lamberto Gardelli (5:07)
  4. 4 Le siège de Corinthe (The Siege of Corinth), opera: Divin profeta, dator di bene - Gioachino Rossini & Ambrosian Opera Chorus (5:11)
  5. 5 Guillaume Tell (William Tell), opera: Quel jour serein le ciel présage! - Gioachino Rossini & Ambrosian Opera Chorus (4:15)
  6. 6 Guillaume Tell (William Tell), opera: Près des torrents qui grondent - Gioachino Rossini & Ambrosian Opera Chorus (2:53)
  7. 7 Guillaume Tell (William Tell), opera: Gloire au pouvoir suprême - Gioachino Rossini & Ambrosian Opera Chorus (3:04)
  8. 8 Guillaume Tell (William Tell), opera: Toi que l'oiseau ne suivrait pas - Gioachino Rossini & Ambrosian Opera Chorus (4:58)
  9. 9 I Puritani, opera: A festa! - Vicenzo Bellini & Ambrosian Opera Chorus (2:29)
  10. 10 I Puritani, opera: Ad Arturo onore - Vicenzo Bellini & Ambrosian Opera Chorus (2:52)
  11. 11 I Puritani, opera: Ah dolor! Ah terror! - Vicenzo Bellini & Ambrosian Opera Chorus (8:38)
  12. 12 Il Pirata, opera: Più temuto, più splendido nome - Vicenzo Bellini & RAI Chorus, Rome (4:05)
  13. 13 I Capuleti e i Montecchi, opera: Aggiorna appena - Vicenzo Bellini & Riccardo Muti (4:55)
  14. 14 I Capuleti e i Montecchi, opera: Lieta notte, avventurosa - Vicenzo Bellini & Riccardo Muti (2:51)
  15. 15 Norma, opera: Norma viene - Vicenzo Bellini & La Scala Theater Chorus (4:25)
  16. 16 Norma, opera: Non parti? Finora è al campo - Vicenzo Bellini & La Scala Theater Chorus (5:19)
  17. 17 Norma, opera: Guerra! guerra! - Vicenzo Bellini & La Scala Theater Chorus (2:07)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Il Trovatore, opera: Vedi le fosche notturne (Anvil Chorus) - Giuseppe Verdi & Rome Opera Theater Chorus (2:54)
  2. 2 Il Trovatore, opera: Or co'dadi... Squilli, echeggi la tromba guerriera - Giuseppe Verdi & Rome Opera Theater Chorus (4:09)
  3. 3 Nabucco, opera (Nabucodonosor): Gli arredi festivi - Giuseppe Verdi & La Scala Theater Chorus (5:10)
  4. 4 Nabucco, opera (Nabucodonosor): Va, pensiero (Chorus of Hebrew Slaves) - Giuseppe Verdi & La Scala Theater Chorus (4:56)
  5. 5 Ernani, opera: Eviva! beviam! beviam! - Giuseppe Verdi & Richard Armstrong (3:53)
  6. 6 Ernani, opera: Un patto! un giuramento!... So ridesti il Leon di - Giuseppe Verdi & Richard Armstrong (2:00)
  7. 7 Rigoletto, opera: Zitti, zitti (Chorus of Courtiers) - Giuseppe Verdi & Rome Opera Theater Chorus (1:48)
  8. 8 La Traviata, opera: Noi siamo zingarelle (Chorus of Gypsies) - Giuseppe Verdi & Richard van Allan (2:43)
  9. 9 La Traviata, opera: Di Madride noi siam mattadori (Chorus of Matadors) - Giuseppe Verdi & Richard van Allan (3:03)
  10. 10 Attila, opera: Urli, rapine - Giuseppe Verdi & La Scala Theater Chorus (2:04)
  11. 11 Attila, opera: Viva il re delle mille foreste - Giuseppe Verdi & La Scala Theater Chorus (1:29)
  12. 12 I Lombardi alla prima Crociata, opera: Gerusalem! Gerusalem! - Giuseppe Verdi & La Scala Theater Chorus (5:38)
  13. 13 I Lombardi alla prima Crociata, opera: O Signore, dal tetto natio (Pilgrims' Chorus) - Giuseppe Verdi & La Scala Theater Chorus (3:56)
  14. 14 Macbeth, opera: Patria opressa (Chorus of Scottish Refugees) - Giuseppe Verdi & Lamberto Gardelli (7:04)
  15. 15 I Vespri siciliani, opera (Les vêpres siciliennes): Si celebri alfine tra canti, tra fior - Giuseppe Verdi & Richard Armstrong (2:54)
  16. 16 La forza del destino, opera: Nella guerra è la follia - Giuseppe Verdi & La Scala Theater Chorus (2:04)
  17. 17 Otello, opera: Fuoco di gioia (Fire Chorus) - Giuseppe Verdi & Ambrosian Opera Chorus (3:04)
  18. 18 Don Carlo, opera: Spuntato ecco il di d'esultanza - Giuseppe Verdi & Carlo Maria Giulini (4:36)
  19. 19 Aida, opera: Gloria all'Egitto (Triumphal Scene and Grand March - Giuseppe Verdi & Lamberto Gardelli (7:20)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act: Gli aranci olezanno - Pietro Mascagni & Ambrosian Opera Chorus (8:04)
  2. 2 Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act: Regina coeli, laetare... Ineggiamo (Easter Hymn) - Pietro Mascagni & Ambrosian Opera Chorus (6:28)
  3. 3 Iris, opera (melodramma) in 3 acts: Son lo! Son lo vita! (Hymn to the Sun) - Pietro Mascagni & Rome Opera Theater Chorus (10:37)
  4. 4 Pagliacci, opera: Din, don, din, don - Ruggero Leoncavallo & Ambrosian Opera Chorus (2:27)
  5. 5 Andrea Chénier, opera: O pastorelle, addio - Umberto Giordano & Bernard Haitink (2:35)
  6. 6 Mefistofele, opera in prologue, 4 acts & epilogue: Ave, Signor degli angeli - Arrigo Boito & Ambrosian Opera Chorus (3:34)
  7. 7 Mefistofele, opera in prologue, 4 acts & epilogue: Salve, Regina! - Arrigo Boito & Ambrosian Opera Chorus (6:38)
  8. 8 Mefistofele, opera in prologue, 4 acts & epilogue: Perché di là - Arrigo Boito & Ambrosian Opera Chorus (4:09)
  9. 9 Mefistofele, opera in prologue, 4 acts & epilogue: Juhé! Juhé! Juheisa! Juhé! - Arrigo Boito & Ambrosian Opera Chorus (2:55)
  10. 10 La Gioconda, opera in 4 acts: Feste e pane! - Amilcare Ponchielli & Piero Cappuccilli (2:56)
  11. 11 Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Humming Chorus - Giacomo Puccini & Lamberto Gardelli (3:07)
  12. 12 Turandot, opera: Gira la cote - Giacomo Puccini & Alain Lombard (2:15)
  13. 13 Turandot, opera: Perché tarda la luna?... Là, sui monti dell'est - Giacomo Puccini & Alain Lombard (4:46)
  14. 14 Turandot, opera: Al tuoi piedi si prostriam - Giacomo Puccini & Alain Lombard (2:04)
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