The Erato Recitals

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All Music Guide - Patsy Morita
This 2012 set brings together 10 albums made by coloratura soprano Sumi Jo in the 1990s. Her agile voice is heard in selections by composers from George Frederick Handel and Henry Purcell to Stephen Sondheim and Frank Wildhorn. One of her signature arias, "Der Hölle Rache" from "Die Zauberflöte," gives an idea of Jo's technical ease, as does "Adele's Laughing Song" from "Die Fledermaus." One disc is devoted to classical Christmas favorites, both vocal and instrumental; another, Only Love, is a collection of Broadway tunes from shows such as "Jekyll and Hyde," "Miss Saigon," "Nine," and "Follies." Most of the other discs feature soprano solos from the great operas and ...
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All Music Guide - Patsy Morita
This 2012 set brings together 10 albums made by coloratura soprano Sumi Jo in the 1990s. Her agile voice is heard in selections by composers from George Frederick Handel and Henry Purcell to Stephen Sondheim and Frank Wildhorn. One of her signature arias, "Der Hölle Rache" from "Die Zauberflöte," gives an idea of Jo's technical ease, as does "Adele's Laughing Song" from "Die Fledermaus." One disc is devoted to classical Christmas favorites, both vocal and instrumental; another, Only Love, is a collection of Broadway tunes from shows such as "Jekyll and Hyde," "Miss Saigon," "Nine," and "Follies." Most of the other discs feature soprano solos from the great operas and choral works of the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras. There is plenty to choose from here, and it gives Jo's fans a chance to catch up on recordings haven't been widely available in a long time that they may have missed.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/31/2012
  • Label: Erato
  • UPC: 825646663736
  • Catalog Number: 66373
  • Sales rank: 99,763

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Il barbière di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), opera: Una voce poco fa - Gioachino Rossini & Sumi Jo (5:49)
  2. 2 La sonnambula, opera: Oh! se una volta sola rivederlo io potessi ... Ah! - Vicenzo Bellini & Sumi Jo (14:20)
  3. 3 Lakmé, opera: Où va la jeune indoue - Léo Delibes & Philippe Gille (7:42)
  4. 4 Rigoletto, opera: Gualtier Maldè ... Caro nome - Giuseppe Verdi & Sumi Jo (5:34)
  5. 5 Dinorah (Le pardon de Ploërmel), comic opera in 3 acts: Ombre légère - Giacomo Meyerbeer & Jules Barbier (5:05)
  6. 6 Lucia di Lammermoor, opera: Il dolce suono mi colpi di sua voce! (Mad Scene) - Gaetano Donizetti & Salvatore Cammarano (15:26)
  7. 7 Ariadne auf Naxos, opera, Op. 60-II (TrV 228a) (revised version): Noch glaub' ich dem einen ganz mich gehörend ... A - Richard Strauss & Hugo von Hofmannsthal (7:28)
  8. 8 Glitter and Be Gay, for soprano & orchestra (from "Candide") - Leonard Bernstein & Lillian Hellman (6:15)
  9. 9 Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Der Hölle Rache (The Queen of the Night's Aria) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ensemble Orchestral de Paris (3:03)
  10. 10 Boribat - Marius Constant & Young-Ha Yoon (2:59)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384: Martern aller Arten - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Paul Barritt (8:53)
  2. 2 Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Ach, ich füh's - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & English Chamber Orchestra (3:27)
  3. 3 Vorrei spiegarvi, o Dio, aria for soprano & orchestra, K. 418 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neil Black (6:29)
  4. 4 No no, che non sei capace, aria for soprano & orchestra, K. 419 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & English Chamber Orchestra (4:23)
  5. 5 Ah se in ciel, benigne stelle, aria for soprano & orchestra, K. 538 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & English Chamber Orchestra (7:18)
  6. 6 Il rè pastore, opera, K. 208: L'amerò, sarò costante - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Paul Barritt (7:13)
  7. 7 Voi avete un cor fedele, aria for soprano & orchestra, K. 217 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & English Chamber Orchestra (6:21)
  8. 8 Chi sà, chi sà, qual sia, aria for soprano & orchestra, K. 582 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & English Chamber Orchestra (3:05)
  9. 9 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Giunse alfin il momento ... Deh, vieni, non tardar - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & English Chamber Orchestra (4:25)
  10. 10 Der Schauspieldirektor, opera, K. 486: Bester Jüngling! - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & English Chamber Orchestra (2:42)
  11. 11 Nehmt meinen Dank, ihr holden Gönner, aria for soprano & orchestra. K. 383 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & English Chamber Orchestra (3:12)
  12. 12 Schon lacht der holde Frühling, aria for soprano & orchestra, K. 580 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Christoph Friedrich Bretzner (7:13)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Semiramide, opera: Bel raggio lusinghier - Gioachino Rossini & English Chamber Orchestra (7:38)
  2. 2 La sonnambula, opera: Care compagne ... Come per me sereno - Vicenzo Bellini & English Chamber Orchestra (7:08)
  3. 3 Falstaff, opera: Sul fil d'un soffio etesio - Arrigo Boito & Giuseppe Verdi (4:20)
  4. 4 I Puritani, opera: Son vergin vezzosa - Vicenzo Bellini & English Chamber Orchestra (3:13)
  5. 5 I Capuleti e i Montecchi, opera: Eccomi in lieta vesta ... Oh! quante volte, oh qua - Vicenzo Bellini & English Chamber Orchestra (10:46)
  6. 6 Linda di Chamounix, opera: Ah! tardai troppo ... O luce di quest'anima - Gaetano Donizetti & English Chamber Orchestra (5:24)
  7. 7 Tancredi, opera: Di mia vita infelice eccomi dunque al fin! ... No, - Gioachino Rossini & English Chamber Orchestra (10:34)
  8. 8 I Puritani, opera: Qui la voce sua soave - Vicenzo Bellini & English Chamber Orchestra (9:09)
  9. 9 Crispino e la Comare, opera: Ora inver non so più cosa pensare ... Io non sono - Federico Ricci & Luigi Ricci (3:08)
  10. 10 La Traviata, opera: È strano, è strano! ... Ah, fors'è lui ... Follie, - Giuseppe Verdi & Octavio Arevalo (9:01)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Caro mio ben, for voice & piano (or orchestra) - Giuseppe Giordani & Sumi Jo (3:13)
  2. 2 Lungi dal caro bene, aria (from the opera "Armida e Rinaldo") - Giuseppe Sarti & Sumi Jo (3:12)
  3. 3 Malinconia, ninfa gentile for voice & piano (6 ariette da camera) - Vicenzo Bellini & Sumi Jo (1:36)
  4. 4 Work(s): Qual farfalletta amante - Domenico Scarlatti & Sumi Jo (2:27)
  5. 5 Ad una stella ("Bell'astro della terra"), song for voice & piano - Giuseppe Verdi & Sumi Jo (2:59)
  6. 6 Rinaldo, opera, HWV 7: Lascia ch'io pianga - George Frideric Handel & Sumi Jo (5:29)
  7. 7 Per pietà, bell' idol mio, for voice & piano (6 ariette da camera) - Vicenzo Bellini & Sumi Jo (2:26)
  8. 8 Paride ed Elena, opera in 5 acts, Wq. 39: O del mio dolce ardor - Christoph Willibald Gluck & Raniero de Calzabigi (3:38)
  9. 9 Star Vicino for voice & keyboard (spurious) - Salvator Rosa & Sumi Jo (2:45)
  10. 10 La donna ancora è fedele, opera (with intermezzo "Filandra e Selvino"): Se Florindo è fedele - Alessandro Scarlatti & Sumi Jo (2:24)
  11. 11 Non t'amo più, for voice & piano/orchestra - Paolo Tosti & Sumi Jo (4:59)
  12. 12 Intorno all'idol mio (soprano aria from opera "Orontea") - Antonio Cesti & Sumi Jo (3:13)
  13. 13 La promessa ("Ch'io mai vi possa"), song for voice & piano (Soirées musicales) - Gioachino Rossini & Sumi Jo (3:38)
  14. 14 La Capinera for voice & piano/orchestra "The Wren" or "The Thrush" - Julius Benedict & Sumi Jo (3:11)
  15. 15 O del mio amato ben, song - Stefano Donaudy & Alberto Donaudy (3:52)
  16. 16 Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: V'adoro, pupille - George Frideric Handel & Nicola Francesco Haym (5:45)
  17. 17 Vaghissima sembianza, for voice & piano (or orchestra) - Stefano Donaudy & Alberto Donaudy (2:48)
  18. 18 Ridente la calma, song for voice & piano, K. 152 (K. 210a) (spurious, by Myslivecek) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Sumi Jo (3:36)
  19. 19 Alma del core, for voice & keyboard - Antonio Caldara & Sumi Jo (3:08)
  20. 20 Nel cor più non mi sento - Giovanni Paisiello & Sumi Jo (3:36)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Roméo et Juliette, opera: Ah! je veux vivre (Juliet's Waltz Song) - Charles Gounod & Jules Barbier (3:26)
  2. 2 Faust, opera: Ah! je ris de me voir si belle en ce miroir (Jewel - Charles Gounod & Jules Barbier (3:48)
  3. 3 Mignon, opera in 3 acts: Oui, pour ce soir, je suis reine des fées! ... Je - Ambroise Thomas & Jules Barbier (5:20)
  4. 4 L' Étoile du Nord, comic opera in 3 acts: C'est bien l'air que chaque matin - Giacomo Meyerbeer & English Chamber Orchestra (4:22)
  5. 5 Hamlet, opera in 5 acts: À vos jeux, mes amis ... Partagez-vous mes fleurs! - Ambroise Thomas & Jules Barbier (10:25)
  6. 6 Louise, opera: Depuis le jour où je me suis donnée - Gustave Charpentier & Gustave Charpentier (5:36)
  7. 7 Mireille, opera: Ô légère hirondelle, messagère fidèle - Charles Gounod & Michel Carré (3:29)
  8. 8 Les Huguenots, grand opera in 5 acts: Ô beau pays de la Touraine ... À ce mot tout s'ani - Giacomo Meyerbeer & Emile Deschamps (6:28)
  9. 9 Manon, opera in 5 acts: Obéissons quand leur vois appelle - Jules Massenet & English Chamber Orchestra (3:05)
  10. 10 Les Pêcheurs de perles, opera in 3 acts: Me voilà seule dans la nuit ... Comme autrefois da - Georges Bizet & Michel Carré (6:36)
  11. 11 Robinson Crusoé, comic opera in 3 acts: Conduisez-moi vers celui que j'adore (Waltz Song) - Jacques Offenbach & Eugène Cormon (3:21)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Wo die Zitronen Blüh'n! (Where the Lemons Bloom), waltz for orchestra, Op. 364 (RV 364) - Johann Strauss II & Richard Genee (7:20)
  2. 2 Draussen in Sievering, aria for voice & orchestra - Johann Strauss II & Hans Adler (3:25)
  3. 3 Die Fledermaus (The Bat), overture to the operetta (RV 503-1) - Johann Strauss II & Vienna Volksoper Orchestra (8:17)
  4. 4 Die Fledermaus (The Bat), operetta (RV 503): Spiel' ich die Undschuld vom Lande - Johann Strauss II & Richard Genee (4:15)
  5. 5 Eine Nacht in Venedig (A Night in Venice), operetta (RV 510): Fruitti di mare! ... Ich kam von Chioggia - Johann Strauss II & Richard Genee (2:37)
  6. 6 Pesther Csárdás, for orchestra, Op. 23 (RV 23) - Johann Strauss II & Vienna Volksoper Orchestra (3:11)
  7. 7 Frühlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring), waltz for orchestra (with voice ad lib), Op. 410 (RV 410) - Johann Strauss II & Richard Genee (7:26)
  8. 8 Pizzicato Polka for orchestra, Op. 234 - Johann Strauss II & Johann Strauss II / Josef Strauss (2:31)
  9. 9 Annen-Polka, for orchestra, Op. 117 (RV 117) - Johann Strauss II & Sumi Jo (2:37)
  10. 10 Im Krapfenwald'l, polka française for orchestra, Op. 336 (RV 336) - Johann Strauss II & Vienna Volksoper Orchestra (3:54)
  11. 11 Liebes-Lieder (Love Songs), waltz for orchestra, Op. 114 (RV 114) - Johann Strauss II & Sumi Jo (5:49)
Disc 7
  1. 1 Losing My Mind, song (from Follies) - Stephen Sondheim & Stephen Sondheim (4:43)
  2. 2 Send in the Clowns (for the musical A Little Night Music) - Stephen Sondheim & Stephen Sondheim (4:17)
  3. 3 Just in Time - Jule Styne & Ettore Stratta (3:48)
  4. 4 Dream With Me, song for voice & piano with obbligato cello - Leonard Bernstein & Leonard Bernstein (3:45)
  5. 5 I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls, aria (from "The Bohemian Girl") - Michael William Balfe & Ettore Stratta (3:48)
Disc 8
  1. 1 Kaddisch, song for voice & piano (Mélodie hébraïque No. 1) - Maurice Ravel & James Conlon (4:12)
  2. 2 Vesperae solennes de confessore for soloists, chorus & orchestra, K. 339: Laudate Dominum - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & James Conlon (4:04)
  3. 3 Ave Maria - Giulio Caccini & James Conlon (4:00)
  4. 4 Amazing Grace - John Newton & James Conlon (2:39)
  5. 5 Breit' uber mein Haupt dien schwarzes Haar, song for voice & piano, Op. 19/2 (TrV 152/2) - Richard Strauss & James Conlon (1:59)
  6. 6 Le siège de Corinthe (The Siege of Corinth), opera: L'ora fatal s'appressa ... Giusto ciel! in tal per - Gioachino Rossini & Luigi Balocchi (6:24)
  7. 7 Requiem, for 2 solo voices, chorus, organ & orchestra, Op. 48: Pie Jesu - Gabriel Fauré & James Conlon (3:21)
  8. 8 Messe solennelle de Sainte Cécile for soloists, chorus, orchestra & organ in G major: Sanctus - Charles Gounod & James Conlon (5:27)
  9. 9 Maria Stuarda, opera: Deh! tu di un' umile preghiera il suono odi - Gaetano Donizetti & Gaetano Donizetti (3:43)
  10. 10 Requiem for My Friend, for solo voices, string quartet, double bass, organ & percussion: Lacrimosa - James Conlon & Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne (3:27)
  11. 11 Take Care of This House, for voice & orchestra or piano (from "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue") - Leonard Bernstein & James Conlon (3:01)
  12. 12 Casanova, musical comedy (Strauss works arr. by Benatzky): O Madonna, auf uns sieh! (Nuns' Chorus) - Ralph Benatzky & Johann Strauss II (3:27)
  13. 13 Say a Prayer for Me Tonight, song (from "Gigi") - Frederick Loewe & James Conlon (2:46)
  14. 14 Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child - Traditional Spiritual & James Conlon (3:21)
Disc 9
  1. 1 I Wonder As I Wander (American) - Andrew Carter & Christmas Traditional (1:46)
  2. 2 Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7): Ich steh' an deiner Krippen hier - Johann Sebastian Bach & Christian Friedrich Henrici (3:03)
  3. 3–9 Oh di Betlemme altera povertà, chamber cantata for soprano & strings ("Cantata pastorale per la natività di Nostre Signore") - Alessandro Scarlatti & Cappella Coloniensis (18:03)
  4. 4 Fröhlich soll mein Herze springen - Johannes Crüger & Richard Lorber (1:56)
  5. 5 Cantique de Noël for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night") - Adolphe Adam & Sumi Jo (3:43)
  6. 12–19 Fürchtet euch nicht, "Christmas concerto" for voice & orchestra - Christoph Bernhard & Cappella Coloniensis (9:16)
  7. 13 Symphony No. 19 in E flat major, K. 132: Andante grazioso - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Cappella Coloniensis (4:24)
  8. 14 Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night) - Franz Gruber & Cappella Coloniensis (4:14)
  9. 15 Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming), for chorus - Michael Praetorius & Richard Lorber (2:21)
  10. 23–25 Concerto Il riposo, concerto per il Santissimo Natale, for violin, strings & continuo in E major, RV 270 - Michael Praetorius & Antonio Vivaldi (6:52)
  11. 24 O Jesulein süss, for chorus - Samuel Scheidt & Richard Lorber (1:49)
  12. 27–30 Exsultate, jubilate, motet for soprano & orchestra, K. 165 (K. 158a) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Cappella Coloniensis (14:38)
  13. 28 Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night) - Franz Gruber & Sumi Jo (2:22)
Disc 10
  1. 1 Nulla in mundo pax sincera, solo motet for voice, strings & continuo in E major, RV 630: Nulla in mundo pax sincera - Antonio Vivaldi & Sumi Jo (6:25)
  2. 2 Griselda, opera in 3 acts, RV 718: Agitata da due venti - Antonio Vivaldi & Carlo Goldoni (4:57)
  3. 3 L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55: As Steals the Morn Upon the Night - George Frideric Handel & Charles Jennens (6:26)
  4. 4 Semele, oratorio, HWV 58: Where'ere You Walk - George Frideric Handel & William Congreve (5:13)
  5. 5 Cantata No. 211, "Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht," (Coffee Cantata), BWV 211 (BC G48): Ei! wie schmeckt der Kaffee süße - Johann Sebastian Bach & Christian Friedrich Henrici (3:58)
  6. 6 Music for a While (from "Oedipus"), song, Z. 583/2 - Henry Purcell & John Dryden (3:36)
  7. 7 Samson, oratorio, HWV 57: Let the Bright Seraphim - George Frideric Handel & Sumi Jo (5:00)
  8. 8 Bajazet (Il Tamerlano), pasticcio opera ("tragedia per musica") in 3 acts, RV703: Sposa con disprezzata - Antonio Vivaldi & Sumi Jo (8:38)
  9. 9 Fairest Isle (from "King Arthur"), aria for soprano, Z. 628/38 - Henry Purcell & John Dryden (3:13)
  10. 10 Rinaldo, opera, HWV 7: Lascia ch'io pianga - George Frideric Handel & Sumi Jo (5:26)
  11. 11 Cantata No. 21, "Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis," BWV 21 (BC A99): Seufzer, Tränen, Kummer, Not - Johann Sebastian Bach & Salomon Franck (3:58)
  12. 12 Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: I Know That My Redeemer Liveth - George Frideric Handel & Sumi Jo (5:59)
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