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Absolute Heaven / Robert Shaw, Atlanta SO & Chorus, et al

Album Summary

>Boito, Arrigo : Mefistofele
>Poulenc, Francis : Mass in G
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Mass in C minor, K 427 (417a) "Great"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Christ on the Mount of Olives, Op. 85
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Ave Maria
>Duruflé, Maurice : Requiem
>Dvorak, Antonin : Te Deum for soprano, bass, chorus & orchestra, B. 176 (Op. 103) (once listed as Opp. 93 & 98)
>Vivaldi, Antonio : "Domine Deus" from Gloria RV 589, for Soprano, Trumpet and Continuo
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Magnificat
>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem, Op. 48
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Requiem Mass
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Schubert, Franz : Mass no 2 in G major, D 167
>Berlioz, Hector : Requiem, Op. 5 (Grande Messe des Morts)
>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 8 in E flat major
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Works Details

>Boito, Arrigo : Mefistofele :: Prologue [excerpt]
  • Performers: John Cheek (Bass); John Aler (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Robert Shaw
  • Notes: 04/18/1979-11/12/1984
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1868-1875

>Poulenc, Francis : Mass in G :: Agnus Dei
  • Performer: Donna Carter (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1937

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Mass in C minor, K 427 (417a) "Great"
  • Performers: Edith Wiens (Soprano); Delores Ziegler (Mezzo Soprano); Janice Taylor (Mezzo Soprano); William Stone (Baritone); John Aler (Tenor); Tom Krause (Baritone); Sylvia McNair
  • Conductor: Robert Shaw
  • Notes: 02/22/1987-11/10/1987
  • Running Time: 7 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1783

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Christ on the Mount of Olives, Op. 85 :: Hallelujah
  • Conductor: Robert Shaw
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1803-1804

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Ave Maria :: Bless the Lord, O My Soul
  • Performer: Karl Dent (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Robert Shaw
  • Notes: 07/26/1989-07/28/1989
  • Running Time: 6 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915

>Maurice Duruflé (Composer/Organ) (1902 - 1986) : Requiem
  • Performers: Judith Blegen; James Morris (Voice)
  • Conductor: Robert Shaw
  • Notes: 11/25/1985/05/24/1986
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1947

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Te Deum for soprano, bass, chorus & orchestra, B. 176 (Op. 103) (once listed as Opp. 93 & 98) :: Te De
  • Performers: Roger Roloff (Baritone); Marietta Simpson (Mezzo Soprano); Christine Brewer (Soprano); Karl Dent (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Robert Shaw
  • Notes: 11/10/1990-11/13/1990
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Vivaldi, Antonio : "Domine Deus" from Gloria RV 589, for Soprano, Trumpet and Continuo
  • Performers: Penelope Jensen (Soprano); David Gordon; Marietta Simpson (Mezzo Soprano); William Stone (Baritone); Dawn Upshaw
  • Conductor: Robert Shaw
  • Notes: 12/19/1988-12/20/1988
  • Running Time: 5 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1715

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Magnificat :: Suscepit
  • Performers: Penelope Jensen (Soprano); David Gordon; Marietta Simpson (Mezzo Soprano); William Stone (Baritone); Dawn Upshaw
  • Conductor: Robert Shaw
  • Notes: 12/19/1988-12/20/1988
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 06/1733

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Requiem, Op. 48 :: Pie Jesu
  • Performers: Judith Blegen; James Morris (Voice)
  • Conductor: Robert Shaw
  • Notes: 11/25/1985/05/24/1986
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1887-1900

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Requiem Mass :: Libera me [excerpt]
  • Performers: Diane Curry (Mezzo Soprano); Susan Dunn (Soprano); Jerry Hadley (Tenor); Paul Plishka (Voice)
  • Notes: 04/11/1987-04/14/1987
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Regina coeli
  • Performers: Christine Brewer (Soprano); Karl Dent (Tenor); Kevin Maynor (Bass)
  • Conductor: Robert Shaw
  • Notes: 03/27/1993-03/28/1993
  • Running Time: 6 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Schubert, Franz : Mass no 2 in G major, D 167 :: Benedictus
  • Performers: David Gordon; Marietta Simpson (Mezzo Soprano); William Stone (Baritone); Dawn Upshaw; Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Robert Shaw
  • Notes: 12/19/1988-02/28/1989
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 03/1815

>Berlioz, Hector : Requiem, Op. 5 (Grande Messe des Morts) :: Rex tremendae
  • Performers: John Cheek (Bass); John Aler (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Robert Shaw
  • Notes: 04/28/1979-11/12/1984
  • Running Time: 5 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 06/1837

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 8 in E flat major :: Finale
  • Performers: Margaret Wray (Soprano); Michael Sylvester (Tenor); Delores Ziegler (Mezzo Soprano); Kenneth Cox (Bass); Heidi Murphy (Voice); Deborah Voigt (Soprano); Marietta Simpson (Mezzo Soprano); William Stone (Baritone)
  • Notes: 04/27/1991-04/29/1991
  • Running Time: 13 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1906-1907