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By Request / Renée Fleming

Album Summary

>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La Traviata
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly)
>Massenet, Jules : Manon
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka, B. 203 (Op. 114)
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
>Strauss, Richard : Cäcilie
>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Die tote Stadt (The Dead City), Op. 12
>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Bachiana brasileira no 5 for Soprano and 8 Cellos
>Rodgers, Richard : Carousel
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers
Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Renée Fleming (soprano); Joseph Calleja (tenor); Lee Ritenour (guitar); Dave Grusin (piano).

Recording information: London, England (05/1994-05/2003); New York, NY (05/1994-05/2003); United States (05/1994-05/2003); Watford, Hertfordshire, England (05/1994-05/2003).

Renee Fleming is a throwback to the prima donnas of another era. Grounded in the rigorous traditions of bel canto, the extraordinary soprano combines virtuosity, vocal authority, dramatic flair, and glamour in a way that thoroughly captivates audiences. BY REQUEST is a retrospective of sorts. Taken from recordings made over a nine-year span, the album looks back at the singer's remarkable career and offers ample proof of her impressive accomplishments.

The program covers a broad stylistic spectrum and offers a fine demonstration of the breadth of Fleming's range, from Mozartean classicism to French Romanticism, Italian verismo, and Broadway show tunes. Each selection is stamped with the mark of her unmistakable artistry. The disc includes plenty of diva showcases with no lack of vocal pyrotechnics, but the true measure of Fleming's artistic mettle may lie in her beautifully formed accounts of works such as "Mariettas Lied" from Korngold's 'Die tote Stadt,' the aria from 'Bachianas brasileiras No. 5' by Villa-Lobos, Gershwin's "Summertime," and "Cacilie" by Richard Strauss. The album also includes three new recordings including the closing track, a stirring rendition of Rodgers & Hammerstein's "You'll Never Walk Alone."



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>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera :: O mio babbino caro
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally :: Ebben? ... Ne andrò lontana
  • Performers: The London Philharmonic Orchestra (Soprano); Renée Fleming (Soprano); Charles Mackerras
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1892
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492 :: Porgi, amor
  • Performers: London Symphony Orchestra (Piano); Renée Fleming (Soprano); Sir Solti (Piano)
  • Conductor: Sir Solti
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: Come scoglio
  • Performers: Chamber Orchestra of Europe (Piano); Renée Fleming (Soprano); Sir Solti (Piano)
  • Conductor: Sir Solti
  • Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra of Europe
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera :: Casta diva
  • Performers: The London Philharmonic Orchestra (Soprano); London Voices (Voice); Renée Fleming (Soprano); Charles Mackerras
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Ensemble: London Voices
  • Running Time: 6 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1831
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La Traviata :: E strano ... Ah, fors'è lui ... Sempre libera
  • Performers: Patrick Summers (Piano); Orchestra of St. Luke's; Joseph Calleja (Tenor); Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Patrick Summers
  • Ensemble: Orchestra of St. Luke's
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 10 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly) :: Un bel dì vedremo
  • Performers: The London Philharmonic Orchestra (Soprano); Renée Fleming (Soprano); Charles Mackerras
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Massenet, Jules : Manon :: Je marche sur tous les chemins ... Obéissons quand leur voix appelle (Gavott
  • Performers: English Chamber Orchestra (Soprano); Jeffrey Tate; Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
  • Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882-1883
  • Language: French
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Rusalka, B. 203 (Op. 114) :: Mesícku na nebi hlubokém (O silver moon)
  • Performers: London Symphony Orchestra (Piano); Renée Fleming (Soprano); Sir Solti (Piano)
  • Conductor: Sir Solti
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Language: Czech
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
  • Performers: English Chamber Orchestra (Soprano); Jeffrey Tate; Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
  • Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: Arranged: Braden
  • Running Time: 5 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1915
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Strauss, Richard : Cäcilie
  • Performers: Patrick Summers (Piano); Orchestra of St. Luke's; Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Patrick Summers
  • Ensemble: Orchestra of St. Luke's
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894
  • Language: German
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Die tote Stadt (The Dead City), Op. 12 :: Glück, das mir vervlieb (Mariettas Lied)
  • Performers: English Chamber Orchestra (Soprano); Jeffrey Tate; Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
  • Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1920.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1920
  • Language: German
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess :: Summertime
  • Performers: The Orchestra (Piano); New Voices (Piano); Renée Fleming (Soprano); James Levine (Piano)
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1935
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Bachiana brasileira no 5 for Soprano and 8 Cellos
  • Performers: Dave Grusin (Piano); Lee Ritenour (Guitar); Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Notes: Arranged: Dave Grusin
  • Running Time: 5 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1938
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Rodgers, Richard : Carousel
  • Performers: Patrick Summers (Piano); The Orchestra (Soprano); Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Patrick Summers
  • Ensemble: Orchestra of St. Luke's
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio