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Great Singers of the 20th Century, Vol. 1: Benia Valente

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Un moto di gioia, K 579
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le Nozze di Figaro
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio!, concert aria, K. 418
>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo
>Schubert, Franz : Heidenröslein ("Sah ein Knab..."), song for voice & piano, D. 257 (Op. 3/3)
>Schubert, Franz : Nacht und Träume (Heil'ge Nacht, du sinkest nieder!"), song for voice & piano, D. 827 (Op. 43/2)
>Schubert, Franz : Rastlose Liebe, D 138/Op 51
>Schubert, Franz : Der Hirt auf dem Felsen ("Wenn auf dem höchsten Fels ich steh'"), for voice, clarinet (or cello) & p
>Brahms, Johannes : Junge Liebe I ("Meine Liebe ist grün wie der Fliederbusch"), song for voice & piano, Op. 63/5
>Brahms, Johannes : Romances and Songs (5), Op. 84
>Wolf, Hugo : Italienisches Liederbuch I
>Wolf, Hugo : Du denkst mit einem Fädchen, song for voice & piano (Italienisches Liederbuch)
>Wolf, Hugo : Ihr jungen Leute, song for voice & piano (Italienisches Liederbuch)
>Wolf, Hugo : Italienisches Liederbuch II
>Debussy, Claude : Il pleure dans mon cour
>Debussy, Claude : Chevaux de bois ("Tournez, tournez, bond chevaux de bois"), song for voice & piano, L. 60/4
>Debussy, Claude : Green ("Voici des fruits, des fleurs, des feuilles"), song for voice & piano, L. 60/5
>Debussy, Claude : Spleen ("Les roses était toutes rouges"), song for voice & piano, L. 60/6
>Obradors, Fernando : Al amor, for voice & piano
>Obradors, Fernando : Con amores, la mia madre
>Obradors, Fernando : Del cabello más sutil, for voice & piano
>Obradors, Fernando : Chiquita la Novia
Performers Conductors Ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

This remarkable collection highlights the career of the great American soprano, Benita Valente collecting performances from both concerts and the recording studio. The program was made in consultation with Ms. Valente. Vocal art of the highest order!



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>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Un moto di gioia, K 579
  • Performers: Richard Goode (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1789

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le Nozze di Figaro :: Deh Vieni, non tardar
  • Performer: Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Conductor: David Effron
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio!, concert aria, K. 418
  • Performer: Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Alexander Schneider
  • Running Time: 7 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1783
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo :: Lascia ch'io pianga
  • Performer: Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Conductor: David Effron
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1711

>Schubert, Franz : Heidenröslein ("Sah ein Knab..."), song for voice & piano, D. 257 (Op. 3/3)
  • Performers: Richard Goode (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 08/19/1815

>Schubert, Franz : Nacht und Träume (Heil'ge Nacht, du sinkest nieder!"), song for voice & piano, D. 827 (Op. 43/2)
  • Performers: Richard Goode (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Notes: Composition written: ?1825.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: ?1825

>Schubert, Franz : Rastlose Liebe, D 138/Op 51
  • Performers: Richard Goode (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Notes: Composition written: ?1815.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: ?1815

>Schubert, Franz : Der Hirt auf dem Felsen ("Wenn auf dem höchsten Fels ich steh'"), for voice, clarinet (or cello) & p
  • Performers: Rudolf Serkin (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano); Harold Wright (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1828

>Brahms, Johannes : Junge Liebe I ("Meine Liebe ist grün wie der Fliederbusch"), song for voice & piano, Op. 63/5
  • Performers: Richard Goode (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Brahms, Johannes : Romances and Songs (5), Op. 84
  • Performers: Richard Goode (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1882.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1882

>Wolf, Hugo : Italienisches Liederbuch I
  • Performers: Richard Goode (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 12/09/1891

>Wolf, Hugo : Italienisches Liederbuch I
  • Performers: Richard Goode (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 09/25/1890

>Wolf, Hugo : Italienisches Liederbuch I
  • Performers: Richard Goode (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 10/13/1890

>Wolf, Hugo : Du denkst mit einem Fädchen, song for voice & piano (Italienisches Liederbuch)
  • Performers: Richard Goode (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 12/02/1891

>Wolf, Hugo : Italienisches Liederbuch I
  • Performers: Richard Goode (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 12/04/1891

>Wolf, Hugo : Ihr jungen Leute, song for voice & piano (Italienisches Liederbuch)
  • Performers: Richard Goode (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 12/11/1891

>Wolf, Hugo : Italienisches Liederbuch I
  • Performers: Richard Goode (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 12/12/1891

>Wolf, Hugo : Italienisches Liederbuch II
  • Performers: Richard Goode (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 04/25/1896

>Debussy, Claude : Il pleure dans mon cour
  • Performers: Lydia Artymiw (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885-1887

>Debussy, Claude : Chevaux de bois ("Tournez, tournez, bond chevaux de bois"), song for voice & piano, L. 60/4
  • Performers: Lydia Artymiw (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Debussy, Claude : Green ("Voici des fruits, des fleurs, des feuilles"), song for voice & piano, L. 60/5
  • Performers: Lydia Artymiw (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Debussy, Claude : Spleen ("Les roses était toutes rouges"), song for voice & piano, L. 60/6
  • Performers: Lydia Artymiw (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Obradors, Fernando : Al amor, for voice & piano
  • Performers: David Effron (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Notes: Kilbourne Hall, Rochester, NY; Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY (01/1989)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Obradors, Fernando : Con amores, la mia madre
  • Performers: David Effron (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Notes: Kilbourne Hall, Rochester, NY; Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY
  • Running Time: 1 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Obradors, Fernando : Del cabello más sutil, for voice & piano
  • Performers: David Effron (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Notes: Kilbourne Hall, Rochester, NY; Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: circa 1920-1945

>Obradors, Fernando : Chiquita la Novia
  • Performers: David Effron (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Notes: Kilbourne Hall, Rochester, NY; Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal