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Classics: The Best of Sarah Brightman

Classics: The Best of Sarah Brightman

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Classics brings together Sarah Brightman's operatically inclined material with her lyrical pop work. Eight of the tracks are new recordings -- "Ave Maria," "La Wally," "Winterlight," "Alhambra," "O mio babbino caro," "Dans la nuit," "Pie Jesu," and "Nessun dorma" -- and the remainder are taken from three of her best-selling

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Classics brings together Sarah Brightman's operatically inclined material with her lyrical pop work. Eight of the tracks are new recordings -- "Ave Maria," "La Wally," "Winterlight," "Alhambra," "O mio babbino caro," "Dans la nuit," "Pie Jesu," and "Nessun dorma" -- and the remainder are taken from three of her best-selling albums: Eden, La Luna, and Time to Say Goodbye. Brightman's voice is closer in spirit to musical theater than opera, but the ethereal delicacy of her sound suits these songs and arias very well. The gorgeous "Bailero," for example, is dreamy, and "La Luna" is hauntingly done. She doesn't have the vocal oomph of a Pavarotti to belt out a crowd pleaser like "Nessun dorma," but it is still fascinating to hear this familiar music in a new context. The way Brightman sings it, the opening sounds like a lullaby -- as it should. For all those of you who have missed out on the Sarah Brightman phenomenon, Classics provides the perfect opportunity to catch up.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/20/2001
Label:
Angel Records
UPC:
0724353325725
catalogNumber:
33257
Rank:
2889

Tracks

  1. Ellens Gesang III ("Ave Maria"), song for voice & piano, D. 839 (Op. 52/6)  - Franz Schubert  -  Bach Choir  - Paul Bateman  - Paul Bateman  -  Choir of New College, Oxford  -  Prague Symphony Orchestra  -  London Symphony Orchestra  -  English National Opera Orchestra  -  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  - Frank Peterson  - Michael Soltau  - Michael Soltau  - Peter Weihe  - Peter Murray  -  Complesso Internazionale Cameristico  -  English National Orchestra  - Peter Murray  -  Stylorouge  -  English National Choir
  2. La Wally, opera: Ebben? Ne andrò lontano  - Alfredo Catalani  -  Bach Choir  - Paul Bateman  - Paul Bateman  -  Choir of New College, Oxford  -  Prague Symphony Orchestra  -  London Symphony Orchestra  -  English National Opera Orchestra  -  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  - Frank Peterson  - Michael Soltau  - Michael Soltau  - Peter Weihe  - Peter Murray  -  Complesso Internazionale Cameristico  -  English National Orchestra  - Peter Murray  -  Stylorouge  -  English National Choir
  3. Winter Light  -  Eric Kaz / Linda Ronstadt / Zbigniew Preisner  -  Bach Choir  - Paul Bateman  - Paul Bateman  -  Choir of New College, Oxford  -  Prague Symphony Orchestra  -  London Symphony Orchestra  -  English National Opera Orchestra  -  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  - Linda Ronstadt  - Zbigniew Preisner  - Frank Peterson  - Michael Soltau  - Michael Soltau  - Peter Weihe  - Peter Murray  - Eric Kaz  -  Complesso Internazionale Cameristico  -  English National Orchestra  - Peter Murray  -  Stylorouge  -  English National Choir
  4. Adagio, for violin, strings & organ in G minor (composed by Remo Giazotto; not by Albinoni), T. Mi 26  - Tomaso Albinoni  -  Bach Choir  - Paul Bateman  - Paul Bateman  -  Choir of New College, Oxford  -  Prague Symphony Orchestra  -  London Symphony Orchestra  -  English National Opera Orchestra  -  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  - Frank Peterson  - Frank Peterson  - Michael Soltau  - Michael Soltau  - Michael Soltau  - Peter Weihe  - Peter Murray  -  Complesso Internazionale Cameristico  -  English National Orchestra  - Peter Murray  -  Stylorouge  -  English National Choir
  5. Recuerdos de la Alhambra, for guitar  - Francisco Tárrega  -  Bach Choir  - Paul Bateman  - Paul Bateman  -  Choir of New College, Oxford  -  Prague Symphony Orchestra  -  London Symphony Orchestra  -  English National Opera Orchestra  -  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  - Frank Peterson  - Michael Soltau  - Michael Soltau  - Peter Weihe  - Peter Murray  -  Complesso Internazionale Cameristico  -  English National Orchestra  - Peter Murray  -  Stylorouge  -  English National Choir
  6. Rinaldo, opera, HWV 7: Lascio chi'io pianga  - George Frideric Handel  -  Bach Choir  - Paul Bateman  - Paul Bateman  -  Choir of New College, Oxford  -  Prague Symphony Orchestra  -  London Symphony Orchestra  -  English National Opera Orchestra  -  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  - Frank Peterson  - Michael Soltau  - Michael Soltau  - Peter Weihe  - Peter Murray  -  Complesso Internazionale Cameristico  -  English National Orchestra  - Peter Murray  -  Stylorouge  -  English National Choir
  7. Etude for piano in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16  - Frédéric Chopin  -  Bach Choir  - Paul Bateman  - Paul Bateman  -  Choir of New College, Oxford  -  Prague Symphony Orchestra  -  London Symphony Orchestra  -  English National Opera Orchestra  -  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  - Frank Peterson  - Michael Soltau  - Michael Soltau  - Peter Weihe  - Peter Murray  -  Complesso Internazionale Cameristico  -  English National Orchestra  - Peter Murray  -  Stylorouge  -  English National Choir
  8. How fair this spot, song for voice & piano, Op. 21/7  - Sergey Rachmaninov  -  Bach Choir  - Paul Bateman  - Paul Bateman  -  Choir of New College, Oxford  -  Prague Symphony Orchestra  -  London Symphony Orchestra  -  English National Opera Orchestra  -  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  - Frank Peterson  - Michael Soltau  - Michael Soltau  - Peter Weihe  - Peter Murray  -  Complesso Internazionale Cameristico  -  English National Orchestra  - Peter Murray  -  Stylorouge  -  English National Choir
  9. Gianni Schicchi, opera: O mio babbino caro  - Giacomo Puccini  -  Bach Choir  - Paul Bateman  - Paul Bateman  -  Choir of New College, Oxford  -  Prague Symphony Orchestra  -  London Symphony Orchestra  -  English National Opera Orchestra  -  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  - Frank Peterson  - Michael Soltau  - Michael Soltau  - Peter Weihe  - Peter Murray  -  Complesso Internazionale Cameristico  -  English National Orchestra  - Peter Murray  -  Stylorouge  -  English National Choir
  10. Rusalka, opera, B. 203 (Op. 114): Excerpt arranged as song: La Luna  - Antonin Dvorák  -  Bach Choir  - Paul Bateman  - Paul Bateman  -  Choir of New College, Oxford  -  Prague Symphony Orchestra  -  London Symphony Orchestra  -  English National Opera Orchestra  -  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  - Frank Peterson  - Michael Soltau  - Michael Soltau  - Peter Weihe  - Peter Murray  -  Complesso Internazionale Cameristico  -  English National Orchestra  - Peter Murray  -  Stylorouge  - Berta Ferraud  -  English National Choir
  11. Requiem for soloists, chorus & orchestra: Pie Jesu  - Andrew Lloyd Webber  -  Bach Choir  - Paul Bateman  - Paul Bateman  -  Choir of New College, Oxford  -  Prague Symphony Orchestra  -  London Symphony Orchestra  -  English National Opera Orchestra  -  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  - Frank Peterson  - Michael Soltau  - Michael Soltau  - Peter Weihe  - Peter Murray  -  Complesso Internazionale Cameristico  -  English National Orchestra  - Peter Murray  -  Stylorouge  -  English National Choir
  12. Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92: Slow Movement arranged as song: Figlio Perduto  - Ludwig van Beethoven  -  Bach Choir  - Paul Bateman  - Paul Bateman  -  Choir of New College, Oxford  -  Prague Symphony Orchestra  -  London Symphony Orchestra  -  English National Opera Orchestra  -  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  - Frank Peterson  - Michael Soltau  - Michael Soltau  - Peter Weihe  - Peter Murray  -  Complesso Internazionale Cameristico  -  English National Orchestra  - Peter Murray  -  Stylorouge  -  English National Choir
  13. Turandot, opera: Nessun Dorma  - Giacomo Puccini  -  Bach Choir  - Paul Bateman  - Paul Bateman  -  Choir of New College, Oxford  -  Prague Symphony Orchestra  -  London Symphony Orchestra  -  English National Opera Orchestra  -  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  - Frank Peterson  - Michael Soltau  - Michael Soltau  - Peter Weihe  - Peter Murray  -  Complesso Internazionale Cameristico  -  English National Orchestra  - Peter Murray  -  Stylorouge  -  English National Choir
  14. Baïlèro, folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 1, No. 2)  - Joseph Canteloube  -  Traditional  -  Bach Choir  - Paul Bateman  - Paul Bateman  -  Choir of New College, Oxford  -  Prague Symphony Orchestra  -  London Symphony Orchestra  -  English National Opera Orchestra  -  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  - Frank Peterson  - Michael Soltau  - Michael Soltau  - Peter Weihe  - Peter Murray  -  Complesso Internazionale Cameristico  -  English National Orchestra  - Peter Murray  -  Stylorouge  -  English National Choir
  15. Time To Say Goodbye  - Francesco Sartori  -  Bach Choir  - Paul Bateman  - Paul Bateman  -  Choir of New College, Oxford  -  Prague Symphony Orchestra  -  London Symphony Orchestra  -  English National Opera Orchestra  -  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  - Frank Peterson  - Frank Peterson  - Michael Soltau  - Michael Soltau  - Peter Weihe  - Peter Murray  -  Complesso Internazionale Cameristico  -  English National Orchestra  - Peter Murray  -  Stylorouge  -  English National Choir

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