Art of Renée Fleming

Art of Renée Fleming

by Renée Fleming
     
 

The Art of Renée Fleming is essentially an album of the soprano's most popular hits, probably not targeted at listeners who are already big fans (who are likely to already have the albums from which these selections were culled), but at more general audiences interested in expanding their operatic horizons. With a few very familiar exceptions, the songs andSee more details below

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The Art of Renée Fleming is essentially an album of the soprano's most popular hits, probably not targeted at listeners who are already big fans (who are likely to already have the albums from which these selections were culled), but at more general audiences interested in expanding their operatic horizons. With a few very familiar exceptions, the songs and arias are from the Romantic and post-Romantic eras, and showcase the luxurious creaminess of Fleming's voice and her ability to spin out melodic lines with seamless, soaring lyricism. The album does not offer a representative sample of what Fleming can do -- its narrow focus excludes music of the Classical, Modern, and Contemporary eras, in all of which she excels -- but what it does it does very well. The recital albums from which these selections were taken were recorded between 1997 and 2010. Fleming receives stellar accompaniment from some of the world's finest conductors and orchestras, including (to name only a few) Georg Solti and the London Symphony Orchestra, James Levine and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Valery Gergiev and the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theater. There are four bonus tracks of songs from outside the classical repertoire: "Wheels of a Dream" from the musical "Ragtime"; "Amazing Grace," in a lovely arrangement by violinist Mark O'Connor; "You'll Never Walk Alone"; and Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah."" These songs demonstrate Fleming's versatility and natural ability to cross effortlessly into jazz and popular styles. The recorded sound throughout is flawlessly engineered.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/11/2012
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0028947844464
catalogNumber:
001717202
Rank:
26301

Tracks

  1. Gianni Schicchi, opera: O mio babbino caro  - Giacomo Puccini  - Renée Fleming  - Giovacchino Forzano  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Charles Mackerras  -  Alexander van Ingen  - Paul Marc Mitchell
  2. Summertime, song (from Porgy and Bess, opera)  - George Gershwin  - Renée Fleming  - Ira Gershwin  - DuBose Heyward  - James Levine  -  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra  -  New York Voices  - Dorothy Heyward  -  Alexander van Ingen  - Paul Marc Mitchell
  3. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Un bel dì vedremo  - Giacomo Puccini  - Giuseppe Giacosa  - Renée Fleming  - Luigi Illica  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Charles Mackerras  -  Alexander van Ingen  - Paul Marc Mitchell
  4. Tosca, opera: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore  - Giacomo Puccini  - Giuseppe Giacosa  - Renée Fleming  - Valery Gergiev  - Luigi Illica  -  Mariinsky (Kirov) Theater Orchestra  -  Alexander van Ingen  - Paul Marc Mitchell
  5. La Wally, opera (dramma musicale) in 4 acts: Ebben?... Ne andrò lontana  - Alfredo Catalani  - Renée Fleming  - Luigi Illica  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Charles Mackerras  -  Alexander van Ingen  - Paul Marc Mitchell
  6. Rusalka, opera, B. 203 (Op. 114): Mesícku na nebi hlubokém (O silver moon)  - Antonin Dvorák  - Renée Fleming  - Jaroslav Kvapil  -  London Symphony Orchestra  - Georg Solti  -  Alexander van Ingen  - Paul Marc Mitchell
  7. Die tote Stadt (The Dead City), opera, Op. 12: Glück, das mir verblieb (Mariettas Lied)  - Erich Wolfgang Korngold  -  English Chamber Orchestra  - Renée Fleming  - Paul Schott  - Jeffrey Tate  -  Alexander van Ingen  - Paul Marc Mitchell
  8. Roméo et Juliette, opera: Ah! je veux vivre (Waltz Song)  - Charles Gounod  - Jules Barbier  - Michel Carré  - Renée Fleming  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Charles Mackerras  -  Alexander van Ingen  - Paul Marc Mitchell
  9. Adriana Lecouvreur, opera: Io son l'umile ancella del Genio creator  - Francesco Cilèa  - Arturo Colautti  - Renée Fleming  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Charles Mackerras  -  Alexander van Ingen  - Paul Marc Mitchell
  10. Norma, opera: Casta Diva  - Vicenzo Bellini  - Renée Fleming  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  -  London Voices  - Charles Mackerras  - Felice Romani  -  Alexander van Ingen  - Paul Marc Mitchell
  11. Ellens Gesang III ("Ave Maria"), song for voice & piano, D. 839 (Op. 52/6)  - Franz Schubert  - Andreas Delfs  - Renée Fleming  - Chris Hazell  -  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  - Walter Scott  - Adam Storck  -  Alexander van Ingen  - Paul Marc Mitchell
  12. Hallelujah, song  - Leonard Cohen  - Renée Fleming  - Shawn Pelton  - Dov Scheindlin  - Wendy Sutter  - Jesse Mills  - Alexis Pia Gerlach  - William Hakim  - Cyrus Beroukhim  - Rusty Anderson  - David Kahne  - David Kahne  - David Kahne  - Nick Valensi  - Mick Rossi  -  Alexander van Ingen  - Paul Marc Mitchell
  13. You'll Never Walk Alone, song (from "Carousel")  - Richard Rodgers  - Renée Fleming  - Oscar Hammerstein  -  Orchestra of St. Luke's  - Patrick Summers  - Rob Mathes  -  Alexander van Ingen  - Paul Marc Mitchell
  14. Amazing Grace  - John Newton  - Renée Fleming  - Mark O'Connor  - Mark O'Connor  -  Traditional Spiritual  - Evans Mirageas  - Chris Pope  -  Alexander van Ingen  - Paul Marc Mitchell
  15. Ragtime, musical play: Wheels of a Dream  - Renée Fleming  - Paul Gemignani  -  Welsh National Opera Orchestra  - Ralph Salmins  - Bryn Terfel  - Bryn Terfel  - Jonathan Tunick  - Stephen Flaherty  - David Hartley  - Lynn Ahrens  - Steve Pearce  - Evans Mirageas  -  Alexander van Ingen  - Paul Marc Mitchell
  16. Ave Maria, for voice & piano (after Bach's Prelude No. 1 from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1)  - Charles Gounod  - Andreas Delfs  - Renée Fleming  - Chris Hazell  -  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  - Evans Mirageas  - Chris Pope  -  Alexander van Ingen  - Paul Marc Mitchell
  17. Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu  - George Frideric Handel  - Harry Bicket  - Renée Fleming  -  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment  -  Alexander van Ingen  - Paul Marc Mitchell
  18. Somewhere, song (from "West Side Story")  - Leonard Bernstein  - Stephen Sondheim  - Daniel Barenboim  -  Chicago Symphony Orchestra  - Renée Fleming  -  Alexander van Ingen  - Paul Marc Mitchell

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