Benita Valente, Soprano

Benita Valente, Soprano

by Benita Valente

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Benita Valente, Soprano

One probably would not have to venture very far afield among fanciers of classical vocal music to find affirmation of soprano Benita Valente as one of the pre-eminent American concert singers of all time. However, for some reason the CD market has heretofore altogether lacked a disc that focused on Valente's artistry exclusively, in recordings made during her prime. Bridge's issue Benita Valente in its freshly minted series Great Singers of the 20th Century -- in which this appears as Vol. 1 -- appears to redress such shortfall. The Bridge issue combines recordings made originally for LP labels -- Desmar, Pantheon, and the still-active Centaur label -- and a couple of recordings made at the Marlboro Festival, at which Valente was once a frequent flyer. Even some of the support staff here contains some legendary names -- pianists Rudolf Serkin and Richard Goode, conductor Alexander Schneider, and clarinetist Harold Wright among them -- and the tapes Bridge have been able to access for the project are excellently well preserved, even the previously unreleased live dates from Marlboro. If this volume is any indication of what's in store in Bridge's Great Singers of the 20th Century series, then enthusiasts of vocal music really have something to look forward to.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/08/2009
Label: Bridge
UPC: 0090404931628
catalogNumber: 9316

Tracks

  1. Chiquita la Novia
  2. Del cabello más sutil, for voice & piano
  3. Con amores, la mia madre
  4. Al amor, for voice & piano
  5. Spleen ("Les roses était toutes rouges"), song for voice & piano, L. 60/6
  6. Green ("Voici des fruits, des fleurs, des feuilles"), song for voice & piano, L. 60/5
  7. Chevaux de bois ("Tournez, tournez, bond chevaux de bois"), song for voice & piano, L. 60/4
  8. Il pleure dans mon coeur ("Il pleure dans mon coeur comme il pleut sur la ville"), song for voice & piano, L. 60/2
  9. Ich hab in Penna einen Liebsten, song for voice & piano (Italienisches Liederbuch)
  10. Mein Liebster singt am Haus, song for voice & piano (Italienisches Liederbuch)
  11. Ihr jungen Leute, song for voice & piano (Italienisches Liederbuch)
  12. Wie lange schon was immer mein Verlangen, song for voice & piano (Italienisches Liederbuch, No. 11)
  13. Du denkst mit einem Fädchen, song for voice & piano (Italienisches Liederbuch)
  14. Wer rief dich denn?, song for voice & piano (Italienisches Liederbuch)
  15. Mir ward gesagt, song for voice & piano (Italienisches Liederbuch)
  16. Auch kleine Dinge, song for voice & piano (Italienisches Liederbuch)
  17. Vergebliches Ständchen ("Guten Abend, mein Schatz"), song for voice & piano, Op. 84/4
  18. Junge Liebe I ("Meine Liebe ist grün wie der Fliederbusch"), song for voice & piano, Op. 63/5
  19. Der Hirt auf dem Felsen ("Wenn auf dem höchsten Fels ich steh'"), for voice, clarinet (or cello) & piano, D. 965 (Op. posth. 129)
  20. Rastlose Liebe ("Dem Schnee, dem Regen"), song for voice & piano, D. 138 (Op. 5/1)
  21. Nacht und Träume (Heil'ge Nacht, du sinkest nieder!"), song for voice & piano, D. 827 (Op. 43/2)
  22. Heidenröslein ("Sah ein Knab..."), song for voice & piano, D. 257 (Op. 3/3)
  23. Rinaldo, opera, HWV 7: Lascia ch'io pianga
  24. Vorrei spiegarvi, o Dio, aria for soprano & orchestra, K. 418
  25. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Deh Vieni, non tardar
  26. Un moto di gioia mi sento, aria for soprano & orchestra, K. 579

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