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Monteverdi, Graziani, Schubert, etc / Janet Baker

Album Summary

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Madrigals, Book 10
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Si dolce è'l tormento, madrigal for solo voice, SV 332
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Scherzi musicali, volume 2
>Gratiani, Bonifatio : Velut palma, velut rosa, for voice & continuo
>Barringcloe, Mister : A Divine Hymn - Jehovah Reigns
>Humfrey, Pelham : A Hymne to God the father "Wilt thou forgive that sin"
>Purcell, Henry : Bonduca, or, The British Heroine, incidental music, Z. 574
>Purcell, Henry : Sir Anthony Love, or, the Rambling Lady, incidental music, Z. 588
>Purcell, Henry : Theodosius, or, the Force of Love, incidental music, Z.606
>Schubert, Franz : Schwestergruss, D 762
>Schubert, Franz : Claudine von Villa Bella, D 239
>Schubert, Franz : An die untergehende Sonne, D 457/Op. 44
>Schubert, Franz : Herrn Josef Spaun, Assessor in Linz, D 749
>Fauré, Gabriel : Mandoline, song for voice & piano (Cinq Mélodies 'de Venise'), Op. 58/1
>Fauré, Gabriel : En sourdine, song for voice & piano (Cinq Mélodies 'de Venise'), Op. 58/2
>Fauré, Gabriel : Soir, Op. 83 no 2
>Fauré, Gabriel : Fleur Jetée, song for voice & piano in F minor, Op. 39/2
>Gounod, Charles : Sérénade, for voice & piano with harmonium or cello ad lib. ("Chantez, riez, dormez")
>Handel, George Frideric : Joshua
>Word, Spoken : Dame Janet Baker in Conversation with Marjorie Anderson
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Notes & Reviews:

This CD encapsulates a great partnership (which lasted for more than 30 years) of Janet Baker and Raymond Leppard who both started coming to Benjamin Britten's Aldeburgh Festival in the late 1950's. This recital was especially requested by Britten and was wide-ranging both in repertoire and forms, selected by Leppard to suit Baker who "couldn't sing anything well unless she was committed to the words," according to Leppard. A 1969 BBC interview with Janet Baker and Marjorie Anderson completes this recital from Aldeburgh.



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>Monteverdi, Claudio : Madrigals, Book 10
  • Performers: Joy Hall (Cello); Raymond Leppard (Piano); Janet Baker (Mezzo-soprano); Raymond Leppard (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1632

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Si dolce è'l tormento, madrigal for solo voice, SV 332
  • Performers: Raymond Leppard (Harpsichord); Raymond Leppard (Piano); Janet Baker (Mezzo-soprano); Joy Hall (Cello)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1624

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Scherzi musicali, volume 2
  • Performers: Janet Baker (Mezzo-soprano); Joy Hall (Cello); Raymond Leppard (Piano); Raymond Leppard (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1632

>Gratiani, Bonifatio : Velut palma, velut rosa, for voice & continuo
  • Performers: Raymond Leppard (Piano); Raymond Leppard (Harpsichord); Janet Baker (Mezzo-soprano); Joy Hall (Cello)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Barringcloe, Mister : A Divine Hymn - Jehovah Reigns
  • Performers: Joy Hall (Cello); Janet Baker (Mezzo-soprano); Raymond Leppard (Harpsichord); Raymond Leppard (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.

>Humfrey, Pelham : A Hymne to God the father "Wilt thou forgive that sin"
  • Performers: Joy Hall (Cello); Janet Baker (Mezzo-soprano); Raymond Leppard (Piano); Raymond Leppard (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1688

>Purcell, Henry : Bonduca, or, The British Heroine, incidental music, Z. 574 :: O lead me to some peaceful gloom
  • Performers: Raymond Leppard (Piano); Joy Hall (Cello); Raymond Leppard (Harpsichord); Janet Baker (Mezzo-soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Purcell, Henry : Sir Anthony Love, or, the Rambling Lady, incidental music, Z. 588 :: Pursuing Beauty
  • Performers: Janet Baker (Mezzo-soprano); Raymond Leppard (Harpsichord); Raymond Leppard (Piano); Joy Hall (Cello)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1690

>Purcell, Henry : Theodosius, or, the Force of Love, incidental music, Z.606 :: Ah! Cruel, bloody fate
  • Performers: Raymond Leppard (Piano); Joy Hall (Cello); Raymond Leppard (Harpsichord); Janet Baker (Mezzo-soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1680

>Schubert, Franz : Schwestergruss, D 762
  • Performers: Raymond Leppard (Piano); Joy Hall (Cello); Raymond Leppard (Harpsichord); Janet Baker (Mezzo-soprano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 11/1822

>Schubert, Franz : Claudine von Villa Bella, D 239 :: Ariette "Liebe schwärmt auf allen Wegen"
  • Performers: Joy Hall (Cello); Janet Baker (Mezzo-soprano); Raymond Leppard (Harpsichord); Raymond Leppard (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1815.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1815

>Schubert, Franz : Claudine von Villa Bella, D 239 :: Ariette "Hin und wieder fliegen Pfeile"
  • Performers: Raymond Leppard (Piano); Raymond Leppard (Harpsichord); Joy Hall (Cello); Janet Baker (Mezzo-soprano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1815.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1815

>Schubert, Franz : An die untergehende Sonne, D 457/Op. 44
  • Performers: Joy Hall (Cello); Raymond Leppard (Harpsichord); Janet Baker (Mezzo-soprano); Raymond Leppard (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1817

>Schubert, Franz : Herrn Josef Spaun, Assessor in Linz, D 749
  • Performers: Joy Hall (Cello); Raymond Leppard (Harpsichord); Janet Baker (Mezzo-soprano); Raymond Leppard (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1822

>Fauré, Gabriel : Mandoline, song for voice & piano (Cinq Mélodies 'de Venise'), Op. 58/1
  • Performers: Janet Baker (Mezzo-soprano); Raymond Leppard (Piano); Raymond Leppard (Harpsichord); Joy Hall (Cello)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1891

>Fauré, Gabriel : En sourdine, song for voice & piano (Cinq Mélodies 'de Venise'), Op. 58/2
  • Performers: Joy Hall (Cello); Janet Baker (Mezzo-soprano); Raymond Leppard (Harpsichord); Raymond Leppard (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1891

>Fauré, Gabriel : Soir, Op. 83 no 2
  • Performers: Joy Hall (Cello); Janet Baker (Mezzo-soprano); Raymond Leppard (Piano); Raymond Leppard (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 12/17/1894

>Fauré, Gabriel : Fleur Jetée, song for voice & piano in F minor, Op. 39/2
  • Performers: Raymond Leppard (Piano); Joy Hall (Cello); Janet Baker (Mezzo-soprano); Raymond Leppard (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 05/25/1884

>Gounod, Charles : Sérénade, for voice & piano with harmonium or cello ad lib. ("Chantez, riez, dormez")
  • Performers: Raymond Leppard (Piano); Raymond Leppard (Harpsichord); Janet Baker (Mezzo-soprano); Joy Hall (Cello)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Handel, George Frideric : Joshua :: O had I Jubal's lyre
  • Performers: Raymond Leppard (Piano); Raymond Leppard (Harpsichord); Janet Baker (Mezzo-soprano); Joy Hall (Cello)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1747.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1747

>Word, Spoken : Dame Janet Baker in Conversation with Marjorie Anderson
  • Running Time: 9 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic