Ultimate Lullaby Album

Ultimate Lullaby Album

     
 

Whether it's you or your infant who needs to be soothed into slumber, The Ultimate Lullaby Album will provide a relaxing balm. This collection features creative programming and superb performances, including a wealth of vocal selections in which our greatest opera stars take a break from the stage in favor of their more maternal voices. Some of the moreSee more details below

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Whether it's you or your infant who needs to be soothed into slumber, The Ultimate Lullaby Album will provide a relaxing balm. This collection features creative programming and superb performances, including a wealth of vocal selections in which our greatest opera stars take a break from the stage in favor of their more maternal voices. Some of the more traditional choices are covered by Leontyne Price (in "Greensleeves" and Schubert's "Ave Maria"), Marilyn Horne (in Stephen Foster's "Beautiful Dreamer" and "I Dream of Jeanie"), and Mirella Freni (in Brahms's beloved "Cradle Song"). But who would have expected to hear Joan Sutherland "crossing over" to sing "When You Wish Upon a Star" from Pinocchio? Kiri Te Kanawa goes back to her roots for a Maori lullaby and also sings Canteloube's tender folksong "Brezairola." The gently swaying rhythms of Elgar's "Sea Slumber Song," sung by Della Jones, make for an inspired and lovely choice to conclude the program. The level of music-making on this album is so superb that -- though it may seem an odd compliment -- it won't put you to sleep unless you want it to.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Ultimate Lullaby Album is a good collection of smooth, relaxing pop-classical arrangements of ballads, lullabies and classic pieces. There's nothing especially remarkable here, but it isn't a bad choice for budget-minded listeners seeking a solid collection of lullabies.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/11/1999
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0028946635827
catalogNumber:
466358

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Tracks

  1. Wiegenlied ("Guten Abend, gut Nacht"), song for voice & piano, Op. 49/4  - Mirella Freni
  2. Summertime, song (from Porgy and Bess, opera)
  3. Beautiful Dreamer, for voice & piano
  4. When You Wish Upon A Star  - Joan Sutherland
  5. What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)
  6. Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair, for voice & piano
  7. Shenandoah, folk song
  8. Ellens Gesang III ("Ave Maria"), song for voice & piano, D. 839 (Op. 52
  9. Maria Wiegenlied (Mary's Lullaby: "Maria sitzt am Rosenhag"), song for  - Mirella Freni
  10. Sleep, My Little Prince, Sleep  - Mirella Freni
  11. Der kleine Sandman bin ich (I am the Little Sandman)
  12. Children's Prayer
  13. Ave Maria, for voice & piano (after Bach's Prelude No. 1 from the Well-
  14. Lullaby  - Mirella Freni
  15. Londonderry Air (Danny Boy), folk song  - Steuart Bedford
  16. Humming Chorus
  17. Hine e Hine (Maori Lullaby)
  18. Brezairola (Berceuse), folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergn
  19. Songs my mother taught me (Als die alte Mutter), song for voice & piano  - Mirella Freni
  20. Bist du bei mir, aria arranged for voice & continuo (after Gottfried St
  21. Sea slumber Song  - Della Jones

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Leontyne Price   Soprano (Vocal),Track Performer
Joan Sutherland   Soprano (Vocal),Track Performer
Marilyn Horne   Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal),Track Performer
Kiri Te Kanawa   Soprano (Vocal)
English Chamber Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Mirella Freni   Soprano (Vocal),Track Performer
Lucia Popp   Soprano (Vocal)
Steuart Bedford   Conductor,Track Performer
Brigitte Fassbaender   Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal),Track Performer
Della Jones   Vocals
Vienna State Opera Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Norma Burrowes   Soprano (Vocal)

Technical Credits

Stephen Foster   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Franz Schubert   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Penny Bennett   Art Direction
R. Peter Munves   Liner Notes,Concept
DuBose Heyward   Composer
Traditional   Composer
William Chatterton Dix   Composer

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