The Record of Singing Vol 5 - From the LP to the Digital Era

Album Summary

>Wagner, Richard : The Flying Dutchman
>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde
>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Die tote Stadt (The Dead City)
>Bliss, Sir Arthur : A Song of Welcome, for 2 solo voices, chorus & orchestra, F. 34
>Verdi, Giuseppe : I vespri siciliani
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Fledermaus
>Lehár, Franz : Der Graf von Luxemburg
>Lehár, Franz : Schon ist die Welt, operetta in 3 acts (revision of "Endlich Allein")
>Sullivan, Arthur : Mikado
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>Massenet, Jules : Manon
>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Die Hugenoten
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaite Parisienne
>Calleja, Rafael : Granadinas
>Lehár, Franz : Paganini
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Strauss, Richard : Einerlei ("Ihr Mund ist stets derselbe"), song for voice & piano, Op. 69/3 (TrV 237/3)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>Smetana, Bedrich : Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93
>Thomas, Ambroise : Mignon
>Lehár, Franz : Zigeunerliebe
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (8), Op. 10
>Lehár, Franz : The Merry Widow
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Elijah, Op. 70
>Mahler, Gustav : Ruckert Lieder (5)
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci, opera
>Adam, Adolphe [Composer] : Le Postillon de Lonjumeau, opera
>Massenet, Jules : Werther
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Puccini, Giacomo : La Fanciulla del West
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut
>Flotow, Friedrich von : Martha
>Stravinsky, Igor : Oedipus rex
>Rossini, Gioachino : Il barbiere di Siviglia
>Finzi, Gerald : Dies Natalis, cantata for soprano (or tenor) & string orchestra, Op. 8
>Lortzing, Albert : Undine
>Goldmark, Karl : Die Königin von Saba
>Giordano, Umberto : Fedora
>Mascagni, Pietro : L'Amico Fritz
>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chenier
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Adam, Adolphe [Composer] : Si j'etais roi, opera
>Massenet, Jules : Thais
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino
>Gounod, Charles : Romeo et Juliette
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ridente la calma, K 152 (210a)
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Il Pirata, opera
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : The Seasons
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : None but the Lonely Heart, Op. 6, no 6
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Satires (5), for soprano & piano, Op. 109
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
>Britten, Benjamin : War Requiem, Op. 66
>Ravel, Maurice : Shéhérazade, poems (3) for soprano (or tenor) & orchestra (or piano)
>Verdi, Giuseppe : I lombardi
>Offenbach, Jacques : La belle Hélène
>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera
>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlos
>Debussy, Claude : Ariettes oubliées
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Macbeth
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Ivan the Terrible, film score, Op. 116
>Cilèa, Francesco : Adriana Lecouvreur
>Schubert, Franz : Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D 774
>Roussel, Albert : Padmavati, opera-ballet, Op. 18
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : La Clemenza de Tito
>Schubert, Franz : Die schone Mullerin, D 795/Op. 25
>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Call ("Come, my way"), song for baritone, chorus (ad lib.) orchestra (or organ) (Mystical Songs
>Berlioz, Hector : La damnation de Faust, Op. 24
>Duparc, Henri : Chanson triste
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Boris Godunov
>Strauss, Richard : Final Scene
>Gounod, Charles : Ave Maria
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>Rossini, Gioachino : L'assedio di Corinto
>Sibelius, Jean : Songs (6), Op. 36
>Offenbach, Jacques : La Grande-Duchesse de Gerolstein
>Schubert, Franz : Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo ed Euridice
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47
>Fauré, Gabriel : Apres un reve, Op. 7 no 1
>Duparc, Henri : Le manoir de Rosemonde
>Marx, Joseph : Und gestern hat er mir Rosen gebracht
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Idomeneo
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
>Fauré, Gabriel : Les roses d'Ispahan, Op. 39 no 4
>Massenet, Jules : Herodiade
>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (4), Op. 36
>Anonymous, Villancico : Ay luna que reluzes
>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Su le sponde del Tebro, chamber cantata for soprano, 2 violins, trumpet & continuo
>Handel, George Frideric : Alcina
>Caccini, Giulio : Io che dal ciel cader, madrigal
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 51, "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen," BWV 51
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Madrigals, Book 8
>Sermisy, Claudin de : Hau, hau, hau le boys!
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les Indes galantes
>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas, Z 626
>Lully, Jean-Baptiste : Armide, LWV 71
>Purcell, Henry : Fairy Queen, Z 629
>Handel, George Frideric : The Choice of Hercules, oratorio, HWV 69
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Lady if you so spite me, for voice, lute & bass viol (A Musical Banquet)
>Handel, George Frideric : Saul
>Bononcini, Giovanni : Griselda
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Magnificat
>Byrd, William : If women could be fair
>Unspecified : Work(s)
>Campra, André : Miserere
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Cessate omai cessate, RV 684
>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Stabat Mater
>Rigatti, Giovanni Antonio : Motetti
>Handel, George Frideric : Sorgi il dì, HWV 72 "Aci, Galatea, e Polifemo"
>Offenbach, Jacques : Robinson Crusoé
>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda
>Handel, George Frideric : Poro, Rè dell'Indie, HWV 28
>Berg, Alban : Early Songs (7)
>Griffes, Charles Tomlinson : Evening Song
>Brahms, Johannes : Zigeunerlieder (11) for vocal quartet & piano, Op. 103
>Strauss, Richard : Four Last Songs, AV 150
>Salieri, Antonio : Der Rauchfangkehrer, or Die unentbehrlichen Verrather ihrer Herrschaften aus Eigennutz, lustspiel
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 202, "Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten" ("Wedding Cantata") BWV 202
>Strauss, Richard : Ich wollt' ein Strausslein binden, song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 68/2 (TrV 235/2)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244
>Handel, George Frideric : Orlando
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Serenade (O Child, beneath thy window), Op. 63, no 6
>Schubert, Franz : An die Leier ("Ich will von Atreus Sohnen"), song for voice & piano, D. 737 (Op. 56/2)
>Berlioz, Hector : Les nuits d'été, Op. 7, song cycle
>Rossini, Gioachino : La Danza
>Sorozábal, Pablo : La taberna del puerto
>Rossini, Gioachino : La Donna del Lago
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : The Creation, H 21 no 2
>Handel, George Frideric : MEDLEY
>Grieg, Edvard : Songs (6), Op. 48
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Notes & Reviews:

EMI Classics is proud to present two 10-CD boxed sets of 'The Record of Singing'. Together this collection offers a breath-taking overview of the past century of classical vocal music. This second set ushers in a new golden age of timeless vocalists like Maria Callas, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Victoria de los Angeles, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Nicolai Gedda, and Boris Christoff, and then goes on to the subsequent generations of big names such as Franco Corelli, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Montserrat Caballe, Mirella Freni, and several hundred more, and including vocal stars of today such as Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna, Rolando Villazon, Natalie Dessay, and many others.



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Works Details

>Wagner, Richard : The Flying Dutchman :: Overture
  • Performer: Birgit Nilsson
  • Conductor: Leopold Ludwig
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London, England (05/14/1957-05/16/1957)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1841

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser :: Act 2. Dich, teure Halle
  • Performer: Elisabeth Grummer (Voice)
  • Conductor: Franz Konwitschny
  • Notes: Grünewald Church, Berlin, Germany (10/17/1960-10/21/1960)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843-1865

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser :: Act 2. Dich treff' ich hier in dieser Halle
  • Performers: Gottlob Frick (Bass); Elisabeth Grummer (Voice)
  • Conductor: Franz Konwitschny
  • Notes: Grünewald Church, Berlin, Germany (10/17/1960-10/21/1960)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843-1865

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser :: Act 2. Gar viel und schön
  • Performer: Ludwig Weber (Bass)
  • Conductor: Issay Dobroven
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843-1865

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser :: Act 2. Blick' ich umher in diesen edlen Kreise
  • Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
  • Conductor: Franz Konwitschny
  • Notes: Grünewald Church, Berlin, Germany (10/17/1960-10/21/1960)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843-1865

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser :: Act 2. Den Bronner, den uns Wolfram nannte
  • Performer: Fritz Wunderlich
  • Conductor: Franz Konwitschny
  • Notes: Grünewald Church, Berlin, Germany (10/17/1960-10/21/1960)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843-1865

>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin :: Act 1. Einsam in trüben Tagen (Elsa's Dream)
  • Performer: Astrid Varnay (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Herman Weigert
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1848

>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin :: Act 2. Euch Lüften, die mein Klagen
  • Performer: Régine Crespin (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris, France (02/27/1961/04/11/1961)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1848

>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin :: Act 2. Entweihte Götter
  • Performer: Rita Gorr (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: André Cluytens
  • Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris, France (06/17/1959-06/27/1959)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1848

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre :: Act 1. Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnenmond
  • Performer: Ludwig Suthaus (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwängler
  • Notes: Musikverein, Vienna, Austria (09/28/1954-10/06/1954)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre :: Act 2. Hojotoho! Hojotoho!
  • Performer: Martha Mödl (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwängler
  • Notes: Musikverein, Vienna, Austria (09/28/1954-10/06/1954)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre :: Act 3. Leb' wohl, du kühnes, herrliches Kind (Wotan's Fa
  • Performer: Hans Hotter
  • Conductor: Leopold Ludwig
  • Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (10/16/1957-10/19/1957)
  • Running Time: 9 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg :: Act 2. Was duftet doch der Flieder
  • Performer: Otto Edelmann (Bass)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, Germany (07/27/1951-08/21/1951)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862-1867

>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg :: Act 3. Mrgendlich leuchtend im rosigen Schein (Prize
  • Performers: Ferdinand Frantz (Bass Baritone); Gottlob Frick (Bass); Elisabeth Grummer (Voice); Rudolf Schock (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Rudolf Kempe
  • Running Time: 5 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862-1867

>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde :: Act 3. Tot denn alles! Alles tot!
  • Performer: Josef Greindl (Bass)
  • Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwängler
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1857-1859

>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde :: Act 3. Liebestod
  • Performer: Kirsten Flagstad
  • Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwängler
  • Running Time: 7 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1857-1859

>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Die tote Stadt (The Dead City) :: Act 1. Glück, das mir verblieb
  • Performer: Joan Hammond (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Walter Susskind
  • Notes: Composition written: 1920.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1920

>Bliss, Sir Arthur : A Song of Welcome, for 2 solo voices, chorus & orchestra, F. 34 :: Behind the façades and faces
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Sir Bliss
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1954

>Verdi, Giuseppe : I vespri siciliani :: Act 5. Mercé dilette amiche
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Tullio Serafin
  • Notes: Watford Town Hall, Watford, Hertfordshire, England (09/17/1954-09/21/1954)
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1855

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Fledermaus :: Act 2. Mein Herr Marquis
  • Performer: Rita Streich (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London, England (04/25/1955-04/30/1955)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1874

>Franz Lehár (1870 - 1948) : Der Graf von Luxemburg :: Act 1. Heut' noch werd' ich Ehefrau...Unbekannt, deshalb
  • Performer: Renate Holm (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Frank Fox
  • Notes: Grünewald Church, Berlin, Germany (11/22/1957/11/29/1957)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Franz Lehár (1870 - 1948) : Schön ist die Welt, operetta in 3 acts (revision of "Endlich Allein") :: Act 1. Ach, Vöglein in der Fe
  • Performer: Erika Koth (Voice)
  • Conductor: Frank Fox
  • Notes: Grünewald Church, Berlin, Germany (05/24/1957-05/31/1957)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Sullivan, Arthur : Mikado :: Act 2. The sun whose rays are all ablaze
  • Performer: Elsie Morison (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
  • Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (05/05/1956-08/05/1956)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1884-1885

>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera :: O mio babbino caro
  • Performer: Antonietta Stella
  • Conductor: Alberto Erede
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Massenet, Jules : Manon :: Restons ici, puisqu'il le faut
  • Performer: Martha Angelici (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jesus Etcheverry
  • Notes: Salle de la Mutualité, Paris, France (03/17/1958-03/20/1958)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882-1883

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Die Hugenoten :: Act 1. Noble seigneur...Une dame noble et sage
  • Performer: Janine Micheau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris, France (07/18/1958-07/20/1958)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1836

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Act 1. Batti, batti, O bel Masetto
  • Performer: Graziella Sciutti
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser :: Act 3. Allmächt'ge Jungfrau (Elisabeth's Prayer)
  • Performer: Aase Lovberg (Voice)
  • Conductor: Walter Susskind
  • Running Time: 5 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843-1865

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 1. Ah, fors'è lui
  • Performer: Anna Moffo
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (12/02/1959/12/04/1959)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne :: Act 1. The happy bride never stumbles
  • Performer: June Bronhill (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Alexander Faris
  • Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (06/09/1960/06/14/1960)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1858

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Fledermaus :: Act 3. Klänge der Heimat
  • Performer: Hilde Gueden
  • Conductor: Heinrich Hollreiser
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1874

>Calleja, Rafael : Granadinas
  • Performers: Victoria de los Angeles (Guitar); Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Notes: EMI Studios, Barcelona, Spain (09/08/1960-09/11/1960)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Franz Lehár (1870 - 1948) : Paganini :: Act 2. Ich kann es nicht fassen...Liebe, du Himmel auf Erden
  • Performer: Melitta Muszely (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Werner Schmidt-Bolcke
  • Notes: Composition written: 1924-25.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1924-1925

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Act 2. In questa reggia
  • Performer: Amy Shuard (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Edward Downes
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Strauss, Richard : Einerlei ("Ihr Mund ist stets derselbe"), song for voice & piano, Op. 69/3 (TrV 237/3)
  • Performers: Sebastian Peschko (Piano); Lisa Casa (Voice)
  • Notes: Kulturhaus, Loffenau, Germany (04/16/1962-04/17/1962)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: Act 2. Una donna a quindici anni
  • Performer: Hanny Steffek (Voice)
  • Conductor: Karl Böhm
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London, England (09/10/1962-09/18/1962)
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Smetana, Bedrich : Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93 :: 100
  • Performer: Pilar Lorengar
  • Conductor: Rudolf Kempe
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863-1870

>Thomas, Ambroise : Mignon :: Act 2. Je suis Titania
  • Performer: Andree Vocals] (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jean-Claude Hartemann
  • Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris, France (02/05/1964/04/07/1964)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1866

>Franz Lehár (1870 - 1948) : Zigeunerliebe :: Act 3. Hör ich Cymbalklänge
  • Performer: Sari Barabas (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carl Michalski
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1909

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Act 2. Der Hölle Rache
  • Performer: Lucia Popp
  • Conductor: Otto Klemperer
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Act 2. Un bel dì vedremo
  • Performer: Renata Scotto
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Notes: Teatro dell'Opera, Rome, Italy (08/16/1966-08/27/1966)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (8), Op. 10
  • Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
  • Conductor: George Szell
  • Notes: Grünewald Church, Berlin, Germany (09/01/1965-09/03/1965)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Act 2. Vedrai carino
  • Performer: Mirella Freni
  • Conductor: Otto Klemperer
  • Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (06/15/1966-06/30/1966)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Franz Lehár (1870 - 1948) : The Merry Widow :: Act 1. Bitte, meine Herrn...Hab' in Paris...Gar oft h
  • Performer: Anneliese Rothenberger (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Willy Mattes
  • Notes: Bürgerbräu, Munich, Germany (06/04/1967-06/08/1967)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1905

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Act 1. Gualtier Maldè...Caro nome
  • Performers: Benito Bella (Voice); Franco Ricciardi (Tenor); Alfredo Giacomotti (Bass); Reri Grist (Soprano)
  • Conductor: France Molinari-Pradelli
  • Running Time: 6 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Elijah, Op. 70 :: Part 2. Behold, God hath sent Elijah
  • Performer: Gwyneth Jones (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Rafae Frühbeck de Burgos
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London, England (07/01/1968-07/09/1968)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 08/11/1846

>Mahler, Gustav : Rückert Lieder (5)
  • Performer: Christa Ludwig
  • Conductor: Otto Klemperer
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London, England (02/17/1964-02/19/1964)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 07/1901

>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci, opera :: Mi accordan di parlar?...Un grande spettacolo...Un tal gioco
  • Performers: Leonard Warren (Baritone); Paul Franke (Tenor); Jussi Björling; Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Renato Cellini
  • Notes: RCA Victor Studios, Manhattan Center, NY (01/10/1953-01/29/1953)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Adam, Adolphe [Composer] : Le Postillon de Lonjumeau, opera :: Act 1. Mes amis, écoutez l'histoire
  • Performer: Henri Legay (Tenor)
  • Conductor: George Tzipine
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1836

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Act 1. Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön
  • Performer: Léopold Simoneau
  • Conductor: Andre Jouve
  • Notes: Théâtre Apollo, France (05/02/1955-05/04/1955)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Massenet, Jules : Werther :: Act 3. Pourquoi me réveiller
  • Performer: Albert Lance (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Albert Wolff
  • Notes: Salle de la Mutualité, Paris, France (05/06/1957-05/14/1957)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Mamma quel vino è generoso
  • Performer: Eugenio Fernandi (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Puccini, Giacomo : La Fanciulla del West :: Act 2. Una parola sola...Or son mesi
  • Performers: Joao Gibin (Tenor); Birgit Nilsson
  • Conductor: Lovro Matacic
  • Notes: Composition written: 1910.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1910

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 1. Every valley shall be exalted
  • Performer: Richard Lewis
  • Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
  • Notes: Town Hall, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England (06/15/1959-06/19/1959)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut :: Act 1. Donna non vivi mai
  • Performer: Charles Craig (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Michael Collins
  • Notes: Composition written: 1893.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Puccini, Giacomo : La Fanciulla del West :: Act 3. Ch'ella mi creda libero
  • Performer: Giuseppe Campora (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Gabriele Santini
  • Notes: Composition written: 1910.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1910

>Flotow, Friedrich von : Martha :: Act 1. Ach, so fromm
  • Performer: Fritz Wunderlich
  • Conductor: Berislav Klobucar
  • Notes: Grünewald Church, Berlin, Germany (06/15/1960-06/16/1960)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1847

>Stravinsky, Igor : Oedipus rex :: Nonne monstrum rescituri
  • Performer: Ronald Dowd (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London, England (11/15/1961-11/17/1961)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1927

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: Act 1. Un'aura amorosa
  • Performer: Alfredo Kraus
  • Conductor: Karl Böhm
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London, England (09/10/1962-09/18/1962)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Rossini, Gioachino : Il barbiere di Siviglia :: Act 1. All'idea di quell metallo
  • Performers: Luigi Alva; Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Vittorio Gui
  • Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (09/04/1962-09/11/1962)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816

>Finzi, Gerald : Dies Natalis, cantata for soprano (or tenor) & string orchestra, Op. 8 :: Arioso. Wonder
  • Performer: Wilfred Brown (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Christopher Finzi
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1925-1939

>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin :: Act 3. In fernem Land
  • Performer: Jess Thomas (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Rudolf Kempe
  • Running Time: 5 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1848

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Mamma, quel vino è generoso
  • Performers: Corinna Vozza (Mezzo-soprano); Franco Corelli (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Gabriele Santini
  • Notes: Teatro dell'Opera, Rome, Italy (07/01/1962-07/10/1962)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Lortzing, Albert : Undine :: Act 3. Vater, Mutter, Schwestern, Brüder
  • Performer: Peter Schreier
  • Conductor: Robert Heger
  • Notes: Berlin, Germany (09/02/1966-09/06/1966)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1845

>Goldmark, Karl : Die Königin von Saba :: Act 2. Magische Töne
  • Performer: Nicolai Gedda
  • Conductor: Heinrich Bender
  • Notes: Composition written: 1869-71.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1869-1871

>Giordano, Umberto : Fedora :: Act 2. Amor ti vieta
  • Performer: James King
  • Conductor: Kurt Eichhorn
  • Notes: Munich, Germany (07/08/1968-07/10/1968)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1898

>Mascagni, Pietro : L'Amico Fritz :: Act 3. Anche tu, Beppe
  • Performers: Laura Didier (Voice); Laura Didier-Gambardella (Mezzo Soprano); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chénier :: Act 3. Nemico della patria
  • Performer: Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Oliviero de Fabritiis
  • Notes: Teatro dell'Opera, Rome, Italy (10/01/1955/10/03/1955)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco :: Act 1. Sperate, o figli
  • Performer: Boris Christoff (Bass)
  • Conductor: Vittorio Gui
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1842

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Act 2. Il balen
  • Performer: Rolando Panerai (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy (08/03/1956-08/09/1956)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Act 4. Vecchia zimmara, senti
  • Performer: Nicola Zaccaria (Bass)
  • Conductor: Antonino Votto
  • Notes: Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy (08/20/1956-08/25/2956)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Adam, Adolphe [Composer] : Si j'étais roi, opera :: Act 1. Dans le sommeil, l'amour
  • Performer: Michel Dens (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Pierre Dervaux
  • Notes: Salle de la Mutualité, Paris, France (09/17/1956-09/19/1956)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1852

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Act 2. Deh, vieni alla finestra
  • Performer: Eberhard Wächter (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Massenet, Jules : Thaïs :: Act 2. Voilà donc la terrible cité! Alexandrie!
  • Performer: Ernest Blanc (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris, France (09/04/1961-09/08/1961)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Act 1. Der Vogelfänger bin ich, ja
  • Performer: Hermann Prey
  • Conductor: Horst Stein
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Act 1. Finch'han dal vino
  • Performer: Nicolai Ghiaurov
  • Conductor: Otto Klemperer
  • Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (06/15/1966-06/30/1966)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Act 2. Cortigiani, vil razza dannata
  • Performer: Cornell MacNeil (Baritone)
  • Conductor: France Molinari-Pradelli
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino :: Act 1. Me pellegrina ed orfana
  • Performer: Martina Arroyo (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862

>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette :: Act 1. Ah! je veux vivre
  • Performer: Mady Mesple (Voice)
  • Conductor: Jean-Pierre Marty
  • Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris, France (06/30/1969-07/04/1969)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1865-1871

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ridente la calma, K 152 (210a)
  • Performers: Jörg Demus (Piano); Elly Ameling
  • Notes: Gemeindehaus Studio, Berlin-Zahlendorf (12/01/1969-12/03/1969)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1775

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Il Pirata, opera :: Act 2. Col sorriso d'innocemza
  • Performer: Montserrat Caballé
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1827

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72 :: Act 2. O namenlose Freude!
  • Performers: Helga Dernesch (Soprano); Jon Vickers (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Jesus Christ Church, Berlin, Germany (10/??/1970-10/12/1970)
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1804-1806

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : The Seasons :: Der Winter. Knurre, schnurre, knurre
  • Performer: Gundula Janowitz
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Composition written: 1801.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1801

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Act 1. O zittre nicht
  • Performer: Edda Moser (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
  • Notes: Bürgerbräu, Munich, Germany (08/08/1972-08/16/1972)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : None but the Lonely Heart, Op. 6, no 6
  • Performers: James Lockhart (Piano); Margaret Price
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1869

>Rossini, Gioachino : Il barbiere di Siviglia :: Act 1. Una voce poco fa
  • Performer: Beverly Sills
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Notes: All Saints' Church, Tooting Graveney (08/16/1974-08/28/1974)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Satires (5), for soprano & piano, Op. 109 :: Taste of Spring
  • Performers: Mstislav Rostropovich (Piano); Galina Vishnevskaya (Soprano)
  • Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris, France (10/28/1974-10/29/1974)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1960

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 :: Act 2. Porgi, amor
  • Performer: Heather Harper (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London, England (08/10/1976-08/18/1976)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Act 4. D'amor sull'ali rosee
  • Performer: Leontyne Price (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Massenet, Jules : Manon :: Act 2. Allons! Il le faut...Adieu, notre petite table
  • Performer: Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Notes: Halles aux grains, Toulouse, France (07/01/1982-07/15/1982)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882-1883

>Britten, Benjamin : War Requiem, Op. 66
  • Performer: Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Notes: Great Hall, Birmingham University, Birmingham, England (02/27/1983/03/01/1983)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1961

>Ravel, Maurice : Shéhérazade, poems (3) for soprano (or tenor) & orchestra (or piano) :: La Flûte enchantée
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: John Pritchard
  • Notes: Radio Building, Brussels, Belgium (06/29/1983-07/02/1983)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1903

>Verdi, Giuseppe : I lombardi :: Act 1. Salve Maria
  • Performer: Ghena Dimitrova (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
  • Notes: Bavarian Music Studios, Munich, Germany (02/22/1984-02/24/1984)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843

>Offenbach, Jacques : La belle Hélène :: Act 1. Amours divins!
  • Performer: Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Notes: Halle aux Grains, Toulouse, France (02/22/1984-02/24/1984)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1864

>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera :: Act 1. Sovra il sen
  • Performer: Edita Gruberova (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Kurt Eichhorn
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Munich, Germany (11/18/1984-11/21/1984)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1831

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre :: Der Männer Sippe
  • Performer: Hildegard Behrens (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Peter Schneider
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Munich, Germany (04/17/1986-05/03/1986)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne :: Act 2. Les oiseaux dans la charmille
  • Performer: Luciana Serra (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Sylvain Cambreling
  • Running Time: 5 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Act 1. Habanera. L'amour est un oiseau rebelle
  • Performer: Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Rafae Frühbeck de Burgos
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlos :: Act 2. Nei giardin del bello
  • Performers: Delia Wallis (Mezzo Soprano); Shirley Verrett
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Notes: Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England (08/18/1970-08/31/1970)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: Act 2. E amore un Iadroncello
  • Performer: Yvonne Minton
  • Conductor: Otto Klemperer
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Debussy, Claude : Ariettes oubliées :: no 2. Il pleure dans mon coeur
  • Performers: Dalton Baldwin (Piano); Frederica Von Stade
  • Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris, France (10/18/1978/11/04/1978)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885-1887

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Macbeth :: Act 2. La luce langue
  • Performer: Fiorenza Cossotto (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: Composition written: 1847.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1847

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Ivan the Terrible, film score, Op. 116 :: Song about the Beaver
  • Performer: Irina Arkhipova (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: Composition written: 1942-45.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1942-1945

>Francesco Cilèa (1866 - 1950) : Adriana Lecouvreur :: Act 2. Acerba voluttà
  • Performer: Yelena Obraztsova (Voice)
  • Conductor: Giuseppe Patan?
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London, England (07/21/1977-07/24/1977)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1902

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 :: Act 1. Non so piú cosa son, cosa faccio
  • Performer: Teresa Berganza
  • Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London, England (08/10/1976-08/18/1976)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Massenet, Jules : Werther :: Act 3. Va! laisse couler mes larmes!...Les larmes qu'on ne pleure pa
  • Performer: Tatiana Troyanos (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlos :: Act 3. O don fatale
  • Performer: Agnes Baltsa (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Composition written: 1884.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Schubert, Franz : Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D 774
  • Performers: Geoffrey Parsons (Piano); Janet Baker (Mezzo-soprano)
  • Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (04/03/1980-04/07/1980)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1823

>Roussel, Albert : Padmâvatî, opera-ballet, Op. 18 :: Act 1. Aux armes...Il est rop tard
  • Performer: Marilyn Horne
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Notes: Halle aux Grains, Toulouse, France (11/17/1982-11/19/1982)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 11/28/1918

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : La Clemenza de Tito :: Act 1. Parto, parto
  • Performers: Lewis Morrison (Clarinet); Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Raymond Leppard
  • Notes: Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland (04/21/1984-04/22/1984)
  • Running Time: 6 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino :: Act 3. La vita è inferno...O tu che in seno
  • Performer: Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
  • Running Time: 6 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Act 2. La fleur que tu m'avais jetée
  • Performer: Jon Vickers (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Rafae Frühbeck de Burgos
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg :: Act 3. Abendlich glühend in himmlischer Glut
  • Performer: René Kollo
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Lukas Church, Dresden, Germany (11/24/1970-11/30/1970)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862-1867

>Schubert, Franz : Die schöne Müllerin, D 795/Op. 25 :: Ungeduld
  • Performers: Ian Partridge; Jennifer Partridge (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Dunstan's Church, East Cheam (01/08/1973-01/11/1973)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1823

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Macbeth :: Act 4. O figli miei!...Ah, la paterna mano
  • Performer: Donald Smith (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Vanco Cavdarski
  • Notes: Composition written: 1847.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1847

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Act 3. Di quella pira
  • Performer: Franco Bonisolli (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlos :: Act 1. Io l'ho perduta!
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Composition written: 1884.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera :: Act 1. Je crois entendre encord
  • Performer: Alain Vanzo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Georges Pr?tre
  • Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris, France (07/18/1977-07/27/1977)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863

>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne :: Act 2. Ils se sont éloignés enfin!...Ah! Vivre deux
  • Performer: Neil Shicoff (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Sylvain Cambreling
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Call ("Come, my way"), song for baritone, chorus (ad lib.) orchestra (or organ) (Mystical Songs
  • Performer: John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Notes: Kings' College Chapel, Cambridge, England (08/03/1966-08/04/1966)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1911

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino :: Act 3. Urna fatale
  • Performer: Piero Cappuccilli (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino :: Act 3. Toh! Toh! Poffare il mondo!
  • Performer: Geraint Evans (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862

>Berlioz, Hector : La damnation de Faust, Op. 24
  • Performer: Geraint Evans (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
  • Running Time: 1 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 11/1845-10/1846

>Duparc, Henri : Chanson triste
  • Performers: Dalton Baldwin (Piano); Gérard Souzay (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1868

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Act 2. O Isis und Osiris
  • Performer: Kurt Moll (Bass)
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
  • Notes: Bürgerbräu, Munich, Germany (08/08/1972-08/16/1972)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Act 2. Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen
  • Performer: Walter Berry (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
  • Notes: Bürgerbräu, Munich, Germany (08/08/1972-08/16/1972)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: Act 2. Vanne!...Credo in un Dio crudel
  • Performer: Peter Glossop (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

>Rossini, Gioachino : Il barbiere di Siviglia :: Act 1. La calunnia
  • Performer: Ruggero Raimondi (Bass)
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Notes: All Saints' Church, Tooting Graveney, London, England (08/16/1974-08/18/1974)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Macbeth :: Act 1. Sappia la sposa mia...Mi si affaccia un pugnal?
  • Performer: Sherrill Milnes
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: Composition written: 1847.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1847

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Boris Godunov :: Act 2. Clock Scene. Uf! tyazheló
  • Performer: Martti Talvela (Bass)
  • Conductor: Jerzy Semkov
  • Notes: Composition written: 1868-74.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1868-1874

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Boris Godunov :: Act 1. Kak vo górode (In the Town of Kazan)
  • Performer: Aage Haugland (Bass)
  • Conductor: Jerzy Semkov
  • Notes: Composition written: 1868-74.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1868-1874

>Strauss, Richard : Final Scene :: Wo ist er?
  • Performers: Wieslaw Ochman (Tenor); Hildegard Behrens (Soprano); José Van Dam
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1903-1905

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 :: Act 1. Non piú andrai
  • Performer: Thomas Allen (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: Musikverein, Vienna, Austria (09/01/1986-09/12/1986)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Massenet, Jules : Manon :: Act 3. Obéissons quand leur voix appelle
  • Performer: June Anderson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Notes: Halle aux Grains, Toulouse, France (09/07/1989-09/15/1989)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882-1883

>Gounod, Charles : Ave Maria
  • Performer: Barbara Hendricks
  • Conductor: Eric Ericson
  • Notes: Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden (05/28/1990-05/30/1990)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1852

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Act 3. O Dieu! Que de bijoux...Ah! je ris
  • Performer: Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Notes: Halle aux Grains, Toulouse, France (02/15/1991-02/28/1991)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Rossini, Gioachino : L'assedio di Corinto :: Act 3. Giusto ciel! in tal periglio
  • Performer: Katia Ricciarelli (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gabriele Ferro
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1826

>Thomas, Ambroise : Mignon :: Act 1. Kennst du das Land
  • Performer: Dagmar Schellenberger (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Ralf Weikert
  • Notes: Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany (04/18/1994/04/20/1994)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1866

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlos :: Act 2. O ma chère compagne
  • Performers: José Van Dam; Thomas Hampson; Karita Mattila
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Notes: Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, France (03/10/1996/03/13/1996)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Sibelius, Jean : Songs (6), Op. 36 :: Svarta rosor
  • Performers: Solveig Kringelborn (Soprano); Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
  • Notes: Eiksvoll Kirke, Norway (03/11/1996-03/14/1996)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1900

>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut :: Act 2. In quelle trine morbide
  • Performer: Ruth Swenson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Notes: Composition written: 1893.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Offenbach, Jacques : La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein :: Act 1. Il était un de mes aïeux
  • Performer: Felicity Lott
  • Conductor: Marc Minkowski
  • Notes: Théâtre du Chatelet, Paris, France (12/19/2004-12/23/2004)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Schubert, Franz : Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89 :: Frühlingstraum
  • Performers: Aribert Reimann (Piano); Brigitte Fassbaender
  • Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (10/04/1988-10/08/1988)
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1827

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo ed Euridice :: Act 3. J'ai perdu mon Eurydice
  • Performer: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Notes: Auditorium Maurice Ravel, Lyon, France (01/29/1989-02/02/2989)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47 :: Act 1. Printemps qui commence
  • Performer: Waltraud Meier (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
  • Notes: Opéra-Bastille, Paris, France (07/01/1991-07/11/1991)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859-1877

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Après un rêve, Op. 7 no 1
  • Performer: Hera Lind
  • Conductor: Cord Garben
  • Notes: Friedrich Ebert Hall, Hamburg, Germany (06/27/1996-06/30/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1877

>Duparc, Henri : Le manoir de Rosemonde
  • Performers: Michelle DeYoung (Mezzo-Soprano); Kevin Murphy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1879

>Marx, Joseph : Und gestern hat er mir Rosen gebracht
  • Performers: Roger Vignoles (Piano); Katarina Karnéus (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Idomeneo :: Act 1. Il padre adorato
  • Performer: Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Notes: Composition written: 1781.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1781

>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera :: Act 1. Je crois entendre encore
  • Performer: John Aler (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Notes: Halle aux Grains, Toulouse, France (01/29/1989-02/06/1989)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Recondita armonia
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Eugene Kohn
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Verdi, Giuseppe : I vespri siciliani :: Act 4. Giorno di pianto
  • Performer: Chris Vocal] (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy (12/07/1989-12/23/1989)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1855

>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg :: Act 1. Am stillen Herd
  • Performers: Hans-Joachim Ketelsen (Baritone); Michael Schade (Tenor); Bernd Weikl (Baritone); Siegfried Lorenz (Baritone); Ben Heppner
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862-1867

>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette :: Act 2. L'amour! L'amour!... Ah! Lève-toi, soleil!
  • Performer: Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Notes: Halle aux Grains, Toulouse, France (10/17/1995-10/26/1995)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1865-1871

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" :: Ode to Joy
  • Performers: Joan Rodgers (Soprano); Peter Bronder (Tenor); Della Jones (Mezzo Soprano); Bryn Terfel
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Notes: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, Lancashire, England (01/03/1991-01/05/1991)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1824

>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg :: Act 3. Wahn! Wahn! Überall Wahn!
  • Performer: Bernd Weikl (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
  • Running Time: 6 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862-1867

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Les roses d'Ispahan, Op. 39 no 4
  • Performer: Francois LeRoux (Baritone)
  • Conductor: John Nelson
  • Notes: Salle Garnier, Monte Carlo, Monaco (06/08/1993-06/12/1993)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1884

>Massenet, Jules : Hérodiade :: Act 2. Ce breuvage...Vision fugitive
  • Performer: Thomas Hampson
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Notes: Halle aux Grains, Toulouse, France (11/19/1994-12/10/1994)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (4), Op. 36
  • Performers: Simon Keenlyside (Baritone); Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
  • Notes: All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, England (03/22/1995-03/24/1995)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1897

>Anonymous, Villancico : Ay luna que reluzes
  • Performer: Montserrat Figueras (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Ensemble: Hesp?rion XX
  • Notes: Basilika, Kloster Steinfeld, Eifel (06/26/1983-06/29/1983)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.

>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Su le sponde del Tebro, chamber cantata for soprano, 2 violins, trumpet & continuo :: Sul le sponde de
  • Performers: Helen Donath; Maurice Andre (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (12/17/1982-12/20/1982)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio

>Handel, George Frideric : Alcina :: Act 3. Ma quando tornerai
  • Performer: Arleen Augér
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (07/19/1985-07/31/1985)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1735

>Caccini, Giulio : Io che dal ciel cader, madrigal
  • Performer: Emily van Evera (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1589

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 51, "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen," BWV 51 :: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); Crispian Steele-Perkins (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Monica Huggett
  • Ensemble: Sonnerie
  • Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (02/25/1993-02/28/1993)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 09/17/1730

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Madrigals, Book 8
  • Performer: Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Anthony Rooley
  • Ensemble: Consort of Musicke
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1638

>Sermisy, Claudin de : Hau, hau, hau le boys!
  • Performer: Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Virelai (Early Music Ensemble)
  • Notes: St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, Gloucestershire (07/01/1996/05/03/1997)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les Indes galantes :: Régnez, plaisirs et jeux
  • Performer: Patricia Petibon (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Patrick Cohën-Akenine
  • Ensemble: Les Folies Françoises
  • Notes: Église Notre-Dame du Liban, Paris, France (01/22/2001-01/25/2001)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1735

>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas, Z 626 :: Act 3. Thy hand, Belinda...When I am laid in earth
  • Performer: Susan Graham (Mezzo-soprano)
  • Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm
  • Ensemble: Le Concert d'Astrée
  • Notes: L'Arsenal, Metz, France (03/14/2003-03/16/2003)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1689

>Lully, Jean-Baptiste : Armide, LWV 71 :: Act 2. Enfin il est en ma puissance...Venez, venez
  • Performer: Véronique Gens (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Christophe Rousset
  • Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques
  • Notes: Notre Dame du Liban, Paris, France (06/11/2005-06/15/2005)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Purcell, Henry : Fairy Queen, Z 629 :: Hark, how all things with one sound rejoice
  • Performers: Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Basil Lam (Harpsichord); Terence Weil (Cello)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1689

>Handel, George Frideric : The Choice of Hercules, oratorio, HWV 69 :: Yet, can I hear that dulcet lay
  • Performer: James Bowman (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1750

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Lady if you so spite me, for voice, lute & bass viol (A Musical Banquet)
  • Performers: Anthony Bailes (Lute); Nigel Vocal] (Tenor); Jordi Savall (Vielle)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1610

>Handel, George Frideric : Saul :: O Lord, whose mercies are numberless
  • Performer: Paul Esswood (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Notes: Composition written: 1738.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1738

>Bononcini, Giovanni : Griselda :: Che giova fuggire
  • Performer: Laure Morabito (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris, France (10/11/1985-11/19/1985)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1722

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232 :: Agnus Dei
  • Performer: Charles Brett (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe
  • Ensemble: Collegium Vocale (Ghent)
  • Notes: Minderbroederskerk, Ghent, Belgium (04/12/1988-04/18/1988)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1748-1749

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Magnificat :: Esurient
  • Performer: René Jacobs (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Sigiswald Kuijken
  • Ensemble: La Petite Bande
  • Notes: Augustinus Church, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (12/12/1988-12/15/1988)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 06/1733

>Byrd, William : If women could be fair
  • Performer: Michael Chance (Countertenor)
  • Ensemble: Fretwork
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Unspecified : Work(s) :: Ye fiends and furies (Laws)
  • Performer: Harry van der Kamp (Bass)
  • Ensemble: Tragicomedia
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>André Campra (1660 - 1744) : Miserere :: Redde mihi laetitiam
  • Performer: Dominique Visse
  • Conductor: Jean-Claude Malgoire
  • Ensemble: La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy
  • Notes: Studio de la Cié d'Ut, Paris, France (11/04/1992-11/06/1992)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Cessate omai cessate, RV 684
  • Performer: Derek Ragin (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Stephen Stubbs
  • Ensemble: Teatro L?rico (Ensemble)
  • Notes: Haarlem, The Netherlands (04/09/1996-04/11/1996)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: by 1742

>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Stabat Mater :: Eia mater, fons amoris
  • Performer: Gérard Lesne (Countertenor)
  • Ensemble: Il Seminario Musicale
  • Notes: Couvent des Dominicains, Paris, France (02/02/1997-02/06/1997)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736-1736

>Rigatti, Giovanni Antonio : Motetti
  • Performer: Philippe Jaroussky (Countertenor)
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Artaserse
  • Notes: Notre Dame du Liban, Paris, France (12/05/2005-12/10/2005)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1643

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Act 2. Vissi d'arte
  • Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (08/16/2000-08/27/2000)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Handel, George Frideric : Sorgi il dì, HWV 72 "Aci, Galatea, e Polifemo" :: Dell'aquila l'artigli
  • Performer: Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm
  • Ensemble: Le Concert d'Astrée
  • Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (12/26/2002-12/31/2002)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1708

>Offenbach, Jacques : Robinson Crusoé :: Act 2. Conduisez-moi vers celui que j'adore
  • Performer: Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Notes: Halle aux Grains, Toulouse, France (07/09/2003-07/13/2003)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda :: Act 4. Suicidio!
  • Performer: Violeta Urmana (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marcello Viotti
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1876

>Handel, George Frideric : Poro, Rè dell'Indie, HWV 28 :: Act 2. Caro amico amplesso!
  • Performers: Patrizia Ciofi (Soprano); Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Alan Curtis
  • Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
  • Notes: Montevarci, Italy (06/14/2003-06/19/2003)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1731

>Berg, Alban : Early Songs (7) :: Die Nachtigall
  • Performer: Sine Bundgaard (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Matthias Pintscher
  • Notes: Danish Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark (09/20/2004-09/21/2004)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1905-1908

>Griffes, Charles Tomlinson : Evening Song
  • Performers: Deborah Voigt (Soprano); Brian Zeger (Piano)
  • Notes: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY (01/09/2005-01/12/2005)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1912

>Brahms, Johannes : Zigeunerlieder (11) for vocal quartet & piano, Op. 103 :: Brauner Bursche führt zum Tanze
  • Performers: Roger Vignoles (Piano); Christine Rice (Soprano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (07/24/2005-07/28/2005)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Strauss, Richard : Four Last Songs, AV 150 :: Frühling
  • Performers: Copenhagen Orchestra of the Royal Opera House (Piano); Nina Stemme
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1948

>Salieri, Antonio : Der Rauchfangkehrer, or Die unentbehrlichen Verräther ihrer Herrschaften aus Eigennutz, lustspiel :: B
  • Performer: Diana Damrau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jérémie Rhorer
  • Ensemble: Le Cercle de l'Harmonie
  • Notes: Notre Dame du Liban, Paris, France (12/17/2006-12/24/2006)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1781

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 202, "Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten" ("Wedding Cantata") BWV 202 :: Wenn die Fr
  • Performers: Hyunah Yu (Soprano); Pavel Klecka (Double Bass); Lukás Pospísil (Cello); Frantisek St'astny (Harpsichord); Jan Fiser (Violin); Lukás Posp?sil (Cello)
  • Notes: Menuhin Hall, Stoke D'Abernon, Surrey, England (06/16/2006-06/19/2006)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1730

>Strauss, Richard : Ich wollt' ein Sträusslein binden, song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 68/2 (TrV 235/2)
  • Performer: Kate Royal (Voice)
  • Conductor: Edward Gardner
  • Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (02/01/2007-02/04/2007)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244
  • Conductor: John Nelson
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Orchestral de Paris
  • Notes: Vicariat Patriarcal Maronite, Paris, France (12/01/2000-12/05/2000)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736

>Handel, George Frideric : Orlando :: Act 1. Fammi combattere mostri e tifei
  • Performer: Vivica Genaux (Mezzo-Soprano)
  • Conductor: Bernard Labadie
  • Ensemble: Les Violin du Roy
  • Notes: Chapelle du Grand Seminaire, Montreal, Canada (03/20/2005-03/26/2005)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1732

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Serenade (O Child, beneath thy window), Op. 63, no 6 :: "O child beneath my window", song for voice & piano, Op. 63/6
  • Performers: Daniil Shtoda (Tenor); Larissa Gergieva (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>Schubert, Franz : An die Leier ("Ich will von Atreus Söhnen"), song for voice & piano, D. 737 (Op. 56/2)
  • Performers: Julius Drake (Piano); Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: ?1822

>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda :: Act 2. Cielo e mar
  • Performer: Yu Dai (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Jose Molina
  • Notes: BBC Maida Vale Studio 1, London, England (10/17/2001-10/20/2001)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1876

>Berlioz, Hector : Les nuits d'été, Op. 7, song cycle :: L'Ile inconnue
  • Performer: David Daniels (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: John Nelson
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 09/1841

>Rossini, Gioachino : La Danza
  • Performers: Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor); Martin Katz (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (09/21/2004-09/25/2004)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1835

>Pablo Sorozábal (1897 - 1988) : La taberna del puerto :: No puede ser
  • Performers: Rolando Villaz?n; Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Placido Domingo
  • Notes: Composition written: 1936.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1936

>Rossini, Gioachino : La Donna del Lago :: Act 2. Ah sì pera
  • Performer: Max Cencic (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Michael Hofstetter
  • Notes: Studio Ansermet, Geneva, Switzerland (09/27/2006-10/01/2006)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1819

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : The Creation, H 21 no 2 :: Part 2. Mit Würd' und Hoheit angetan
  • Performer: Toby Spence (Tenor)
  • Conductor: William Christie
  • Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants
  • Notes: Notre Dame du Liban, Paris, France (07/23/2007-07/25/2007)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1798

>Handel, George Frideric : Sorgi il dì, HWV 72 "Aci, Galatea, e Polifemo" :: Precipitoso nel mar che freme
  • Performer: Laurent Naouri (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm
  • Ensemble: Le Concert d'Astrée
  • Notes: Salle de répétition de l'Orchestre National d'Ile-de-France (12/26/2002-12/31/2002)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1708

>Handel, George Frideric : MEDLEY :: Act 3. Del Ciel d'amore
  • Performer: Giovanni Furlanetto (Bass)
  • Conductor: William Christie
  • Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Act 1. Madamina, il catalogo è questo
  • Performer: Jonathan Lemalu (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: James Judd
  • Notes: Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand (10/04/2004-10/08/2004)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Grieg, Edvard : Songs (6), Op. 48
  • Performers: Rodion Pogossov (Baritone); Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (02/16/2006-02/21/2006)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884-1888