Grand & Glorious: Great Operatic Choruses

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  • Release Date: 3/29/1994
  • Label: Telarc
  • UPC: 089408033322
  • Catalog Number: 80333
  • Sales rank: 69,998


Disc 1
  1. 1 Acis and Galatea, oratorio, HWV 49: Happy We! - George Frideric Handel & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (1:51)
  2. 2 Thy hand, Belinda...When I am laid in Earth (from "Dido and Aeneas"), soprano aria, Z. 626/37: When I am Laid in Earth. . .With Drooping Wings - Henry Purcell & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (7:10)
  3. 3 Boris Godunov, opera (Rimsky-Korsakov edition, 2 versions): Zhivi I Zdravstvui, Coronation Scene - Modest Mussorgsky & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (7:18)
  4. 4 Carmen, opéra-comique in 4 acts: Les Voici - Georges Bizet & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (4:07)
  5. 5 Fidelio, opera, Op. 72: O Welche Lust! Prisoners' Chorus - Ludwig van Beethoven & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (7:56)
  6. 6 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, opera, WWV 96: Wach'auf! - Richard Wagner & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (2:37)
  7. 7 Lohengrin, opera, WWV 75: Treulich Geführt, Bridal Chorus - Richard Wagner & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (4:45)
  8. 8 Tannhäuser, opera, WWV 70: Beglückt' Darf Nun Dich, Pilgrim's Chorus - Richard Wagner & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (4:56)
  9. 9 Tannhäuser, opera, WWV 70: Freudig Begrüssen Wir, Entrance Of The Guests - Richard Wagner & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (6:54)
  10. 10 Il Trovatore, opera: Vedi! Le Fosche Notturne Spoglie, Anvil Chorus - Giuseppe Verdi & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (2:49)
  11. 11 Don Pasquale, opera: Que Interminabile Andirivieni! (Servants' Chorus) - Gaetano Donizetti & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (3:59)
  12. 12 Rigoletto, opera: Zitti, Zitti, Conspirators' Chorus - Giuseppe Verdi & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (1:52)
  13. 13 Nabucco, opera (Nabucodonosor): Va, Pensiero, Chorus Of Hebrew Slaves - Giuseppe Verdi & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (5:09)
  14. 14 Cavalleria rusticana, opera in 1 act: Regina Coeli - Pietro Mascagni & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (6:16)
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Grand and Glorious, just like the title!

    Tnis a good recording for first-time opera buffs as well as those who
    are already familiar with the operas in question and just want a CD of favorite operatic choruses to supplement their collection.

    The performances are vintage Shaw/Atlanta - musically impeccable with
    clear diction and a sense of drama which is needed for this type of
    program to succeed. One senses from hearing the performances that Shaw is familiar with the complete operas from where these choruses appear.
    There is a wide-ranging selection of music and styles from Handel and Purcell to Bizet, Mussorgsky, Verdi and much in between that is guaran-
    teed to be enjoyable listening.

    My only complaint with this release is unfrtunately a big one - the sung
    texts are not included, not even a translation. True, the liner notes
    contain synopses of each opera and the action relevant to each chorus,
    but the texts could have been included and would have helped everyone
    enjoy the selections completely. Shame on Telarc for being so stingy
    with an otherwise excellent product.

    One other note - the recorded sound is superlative and is such that
    the loud choruses are guaranteed to blow the roof off! - so adjust the volume accordingly and enjoy (above caveat aside). So add this CD to
    your collection no matter how much opera you may own - you may wind up
    singing along even without the texts.

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