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The Golden Age of Great Contraltos & Mezzos

Album Summary

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47
>Goodhart : A Fairy went a-marketing
>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Le Prophète
>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 94
>Wagner, Richard : Götterdämmerung
>Schubert, Franz : Der Musensohn, D 764/Op. 92 no 1
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
>Hullah, John Pyke : Three fishers went sailing
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucrezia Borgia
>Brahms, Johannes : Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53
>Schubert, Franz : An die Musik, D 547
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Hildach, Eugen : Der Lenz, for voice & piano, Op. 19/5
>Elgar, Edward : Land of Hope and Glory, for voice & piano (arr. by Benson from March Op.39/1 & Coronation Ode Op.44)
>Traditional, English : Blow the Wind Southerly (Northumbrian Folk Song)
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Works Details

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo :: What is Life (Che Farò?)
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Faites-lui mes aveux
  • Performer: Conchita Supervia (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47 :: Softly Awakes My Heart (Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix)
  • Conductor: Lawrance Collingwood
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859-1877

>Goodhart : A Fairy went a-marketing

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Le Prophète :: O Prêtres de Baal
  • Conductor: Rosario Bourdon
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 94 :: no 4, Sapphische Ode
  • Performer: George Reeves (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Wagner, Richard : Götterdämmerung :: Höre mit Sinn, Was Ich Dir Sage! (Waltra
  • Conductor: Rosario Bourdon
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1869-1874

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47 :: Printemps qui Commence
  • Conductor: Percy Pitt
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859-1877

>Schubert, Franz : Der Musensohn, D 764/Op. 92 no 1
  • Performer: Phyllis Spurr (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1822

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera :: Sgombra è la Sacra Selva
  • Performer: Irene Minghini-Cattaneo (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carlo Sabajno
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1831

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 :: Non so piú cosa son, cosa faccio
  • Performer: Conchita Supervia (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Angelo Albergoni
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Hullah, John Pyke : Three fishers went sailing

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucrezia Borgia :: Il segreto per esser felici
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1833

>Brahms, Johannes : Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53
  • Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1869

>Schubert, Franz : An die Musik, D 547
  • Performer: Phyllis Spurr (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1817

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habañera)
  • Performers: Conchita Supervia (Mezzo Soprano); Gustave Cloez (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: When All Was Young
  • Conductor: Percy Pitt
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Hildach, Eugen : Der Lenz, for voice & piano, Op. 19/5
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Elgar, Edward : Land of Hope and Glory, for voice & piano (arr. by Benson from March Op.39/1 & Coronation Ode Op.44)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1902

>Traditional, English : Blow the Wind Southerly (Northumbrian Folk Song)