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Track Listing - Volume 5; From the LP to the digital era: 1953-2007
CD 1
WAGNER SINGERS OF THE 1950s & EARLY 1960s
Der fliegende Höllander
Birgit Nilsson soprano
1 Johohoe! Johohoe! (Senta’s Ballad) (Act II)
Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus / Leopold Ludwig (P) 2008*
Recorded: 14-16.V.1957, Kingsway Hall, London
Producer: Walter Legge · Balance engineer: Derek Hopkins
Tannhäuser
Elisabeth Grümmer soprano
2 Dich, teure Halle (Act II)
Orchester der Staatsoper Berlin / Franz Konwitschny
(P) 1961/1990* EMI Electrola GmbH
17-21.X.1960, Grunewaldkirche, Berlin •Fritz Ganss · Horst Lindner
Gottlob Frick bass
3 Dich treff’ ich hier in dieser Halle (Act II)
Elisabeth Grümmer soprano
Orchester der Staatsoper Berlin / Franz Konwitschny
(P) 1961/1990* EMI Electrola GmbH
17-21.X.1960, Grunewaldkirche, Berlin •Fritz Ganss · Horst Lindner
Ludwig Weber bass
4 Gar viel und schön (Act II)
Philharmonia Orchestra / Issay Dobrowen (P) 1991*
6.VII.1951, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London •Walter Legge · Douglas Larter
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau baritone
5 Blick’ ich umher in diesen edlen Kreise (Act II)
Orchester der Staatsoper Berlin / Franz Konwitschny
(P) 1961/1990* EMI Electrola GmbH
17-21.X.1960, Grunewaldkirche, Berlin •Fritz Ganss · Balance engineer: Horst Lindner
Fritz Wunderlich tenor
6 Den Bronner, den uns Wolfram nannte (Act II)
Orchester der Staatsoper Berlin / Franz Konwitschny
(P) 1961/1990* EMI Electrola GmbH
17-21.X.1960, Grunewaldkirche, Berlin •Fritz Ganss · Horst Lindner
Lohengrin
Astrid Varnay soprano
7 Einsam in Trüben Tagen (Elsa’s Dream) (Act I)
Philharmonia Orchestra / Hermann Weigert (P) 2009*
15.VI.1951, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London •Walter Legge · Arthur Clarke
Régine Crespin soprano
8 Euch Lüften, die mein Klagen (Act II)
Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française / Georges Prêtre
(P) 1961/2005* EMI Music France
27.II. & 11-12.IV.1961, Salle Wagram, Paris •Eric Macleod · Paul Vavasseur
Rita Gorr mezzo-soprano
9 Entweihte Götter (Act II)
Orchestre du Théâtre de l’Opéra de Paris
André Cluytens (P) 1959/2003*
17-27.VI.1959, Salle Wagram, Paris •René Challan · Walter Ruhlmann
Die Walküre
Ludwig Suthaus tenor
10 Winterstürme, wichen dem Wonnenmond (Act I)
Wiener Philharmoniker / Wilhelm Furtwänger (P) 1989*
28.IX - 6.X.1954, Musikvereinssaal, Vienna •Lawrance Collingwood · Francis Dillnutt
Martha Mödl soprano
11 Hojotoho! Hojotoho! (Act II)
Wiener Philharmoniker / Wilhelm Furtwängler (P) 1989*
28.IX.- 6.X.1954, Musikvereinssaal, Vienna
Lawrance Collingwood · Francis Dillnutt
Hans Hotter bass-baritone
12 Leb’ wohl, du kühnes, herrliches Kind (Wotan’s Farewell) (Act III)
Philharmonia Orchestra / Leopold Ludwig (P) 2008*
16-19.10.1957, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London •Walter Legge · Harold Davidson
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Otto Edelmann bass-baritone
13 Was duftet doch der Flieder (Act II)
Orchester der Festspiel Bayreuth 1951 / Herbert von Karajan (P) 1999*
27.VII & 5, 16, 19 & 21.VIII.1951, Festspielhaus, Bayreuth
Walter Legge · Robert Beckett
Live recording
Rudolf Schock tenor
14 Morgendlich leuchtend im rosigem Schein (Prize Song) (Act III)
Ferdinand Frantz bass-baritone · Gottlob Frick bass •Elisabeth Grümmer soprano
Chöre der Deutschen Oper Berlin und der Deutschen Staatsoper Berlin
Chor der St. Hedwigs-Kathedral, Berlin
Berliner Philharmoniker / Rudolf Kempe (P) 1992*
IV.1956, Wintergarten, Berlin •Fritz Ganss & Lawrance Collingwood · Horst Lindner 
Tristan und Isolde
Josef Greindl bass
15 Tot denn alles! Alles tot! (Act III)
Philharmonia Orchestra / Wilhelm Furtwängler (P) 2001*
VI.1952, Kingsway Hall, London •Walter Legge · Douglas Larter
Kirsten Flagstad soprano
16 Mild und leiser (Liebestod) (Act III)
Philharmonia Orchestra / Wilhelm Furtwängler (P) 2001*
VI.1952, Kingsway Hall, London •Walter Legge · Douglas Larter
CD 2
SOPRANOS & MEZZO-SOPRANOS: 1953-1968
Joan Hammond soprano
1 KORNGOLD: Glück, das mir verblieb (Die tote Stadt, Act I)
Philharmonia Orchestra / Walter Susskind (P) 1991*
17.III.1953, Kingsway Hall, London •Walter Legge •Robert Beckett
Joan Sutherland soprano
2 BLISS: Behind the façades and faces (A Song of Welcome)
BBC Chorus •Philharmonia Orchestra / Sir Arthur Bliss (P) 2006/2006*
26.I.1954, Kingsway Hall, London •Walter Legge & Alec Robertson •Douglas Larter
Maria Callas soprano
3 VERDI: Mercé, dilette amiche (I vespri siciliani, Act V)
Philharmonia Orchestra / Tullio Serafin (P) 2005*
17-21.IX.1954, Watford Town Hall •Walter Legge · Robert Beckett
Rita Streich soprano
4 JOHANN STRAUSS II: Mein Herr Marquis (Die Fledermaus)
Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus / Herbert von Karajan (P) 1999*
25-30.IV.1955, Kingsway Hall, London •Walter Legge · Douglas Larter
Erika Köth soprano
5 LEHÁR: Heut’ noch werd’ ich Ehefrau…Unbekannt, deshalb nicht minder
intressant (Der Graf von Luxemburg, Act I)
Berlin Symphony Orchestra / Frank Fox (P) 2002* EMI Electrola GmbH
22 & 29.XI.1957, Grunewaldkirche, Berlin-Grunewald •Fritz Ganss •Horst Linder
Renate Holm soprano
6 LEHÁR: Ach, Vöglein in der Ferne (Schön is die Welt, Act I)
FFB-Orchester / Frank Fox (P) 2002* EMI Electrola GmbH MONO
24, 27, 27 & 31.V.1957, Grunewaldkirche, Berlin-Grunewald
Fritz Ganss •Horst Lindner
Elsie Morison soprano
7 SULLIVAN: The sun whose rays are all ablaze (The Mikado, Act II)
Pro Arte Orchestra / Sir Malcolm Sargent (P) 1987*
5 & 6.V & 15.VI & 5.VIII.1956, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
David Bicknell & Raymond Leppard •Harold Davidson
Antonietta Stella soprano
8 PUCCINI: O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi)
London Symphony Orchestra / Alberto Erede (P) 1990*
14.XII.1955, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London •David Bicknell · Christopher Parker
Martha Angelici soprano
9 MASSENET: Restons ici puisqu’il le faut (Manon, Act I)
Orchestre du Théâtre National de l’Opéra-Comique / Jesus Etcheverry
(P) 2003* EMI Music France
17-20.III.1958, Salle de la Mutualité, Paris •René Challan · Walter Ruhlmann
Janine Micheau soprano
10 MEYERBEER: Noble seigneur…Une dame noble et sage (Les Huguenots, Act I) Orchestre du Théâtre National de l’Opéra de Paris
Georges Prêtre (P) 1961/2003* EMI Music France
18-20.VII.1958, Salle Wagram, Paris •Michel Glotz · Paul Vavasseur
Graziella Sciutti soprano
11 MOZART: Batti, batti, o bel Masetto (Don Giovanni, Act I)
Philharmonia Orchestra / Carlo Maria Giulini (P) 1961/2002*
X & XI.1959, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London •Walter Legge · Harold Davidson
Aase Nordmo-Lövberg soprano
12 WAGNER: Allmächt ’ge Jungfrau (Elisabeth’s Prayer) (Tannhäuser, Act III)
Philharmonia Orchestra / Walter Susskind (P) 1959/1989*
22.IV.1959, Kingsway Hall, London •Walter Legge · Douglas Larter
Anna Moffo soprano
13 VERDI: Ah, fors’è lui (La traviata, Act I)
Philharmonia Orchestra / Colin Davis (P) 1961/1990*
2 & 4.XII.1959, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road •Walter Legge •Douglas Larter
June Bronhill soprano
14 OFFENBACH: The happy bride never stumbles (Orphée aux Enfers, Act I)
Sadler’s Wells Opera Orchestra / Alexander Faris (P) 1960/2003*
9 & 14.VI.1960, No.1 Studio Abbey Road, London •Norman Newell •Peter Bown
Hilde Gueden soprano
15 JOHANN STRAUSS II: Klänge der Heimat (Die Fledermaus, Act II)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Heinrich Hollreiser (P) 1961/2009*
XII.1960, Musikvereinssaal, Vienna •Victor Olof •Christopher Parker
Victoria de los Angeles soprano
16 BARRERA & CALLEJA: Adiós, Granada (Cases) (arr. de los Angeles)
Victoria de los Angeles guitar (P) 1961/1998*
8-11.IX.1960, EMI Studios, Barcelona •Victor Olof · Harold Davidson
Melitta Muszely soprano
17 LEHÁR: Ich kann es nicht fassen…Liebe, du Himmel auf Erden
(Paganini, Act II)
FFB-Orchester / Werner Schmidt-Boeleke (P) 1961/2002* EMI Electrola GmbH
5.VI.1961, Gemeindhaus, Berlin-Zehlendorf •Fritz Ganss •Horst Lindner
Amy Shuard soprano
18 PUCCINI: In questa reggia (Turandot, Act II)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Edward Downes (P) 1962/1990*
23.III.1962, Kingsway Hall, London •Peter Andry · Harold Davidson
Lisa Della Casa soprano
19 RICHARD STRAUSS: Einerlei Op.69 No.3
Sebastian Peschko piano (P) 1962/1994* EMI Electrola GmbH
16 & 17.IV.1962, Kulturhaus, Loffenau •Fritz Ganss •Horst Lindner
Hanny Steffek soprano
20 MOZART: Una donna a quindici anni (Così fan tutte, Act II)
Philharmonia Orchestra / Karl Böhm (P) 1963/2000*
10-18.IX.1962, Kingsway Hall, London •Walter Legge · Douglas Larter
Pilar Lorengar soprano
21 SMETANA: Gern ja will ich dir vertrauen (The Bartered Bride, Act I)
Bamberger Symphoniker / Rudolf Kempe (P) 1963/2007* EMI Electrola GmbH
V, VI & X.1962, Bamberg & Grunewaldkirche, Berlin
Fritz Ganss · Horst Lindner & Ernst Rothe
Andrée Esposito soprano
22 THOMAS: Je suis Titania (Mignon Act II)
Orchestre du Théâtre National de l’Opéra-Comique / Jean-Claude Hartmann
(P) 1964/1995 (?)* EMI Music France
5.II & 7-9.IV.1964, Salle Wagram, Paris •René Challan •Walter Ruhlmann
CD 3
Sari Barabas soprano
1 LEHÁR: Hör ich Cymbalklänge (Zigeunerliebe, Act III)
Graunke Symphony Orchestra / Carl Michalski
P) 1964/2002* EMI Electrola GmbH
IX.1963, Bürgerbräu, Munich •Heinz Gietz •Wolfgang Hirschmann
Lucia Popp soprano
2 MOZART: Der Hölle Rache (Die Zauberflöte, Act II)
Philharmonia Orchestra / Otto Klemperer (P) 1964/2000*
III & IV.1964, Kingsway Hall, London •Peter Andry & Suvi Raj Grubb · Robert Gooch
Renata Scotto soprano
3 PUCCINI: Un del dì vedremo (Madama Butterfly, Act II)
Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma / Sir John Barbirolli (P) 1966/2002*
16-27.VIII.1966, Teatro dell’Opera, Rome •Ronald Kinloch Anderson •Robert Gooch
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf soprano
4 RICHARD STRAUSS: Zueignung Op.10 No.1 (von Gilm)
Radio-Symphonie-Orchester, Berlin / George Szell (P) 1966/1997*
1-3.IX.1965. Grunewaldkirche, Berlin
Walter Legge · Ernst Rothe & Wolfgang Gülich
Mirella Freni soprano
5 MOZART: Vedrai carino (Don Giovanni, Act II)
New Philharmonia Orchestra / Otto Klemperer (P) 1966/1991*
15-30.VI & 3, 4.VII.1966, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
Peter Andry & Suvi Raj Grubb · Robert Gooch
Anneliese Rothenberger soprano
6 LEHÁR: Bitte, meine Herrn…Hab’ in Paris…Gar oft hab’ ich’s gehört
(Die lustige Witwe, Act I)
Bavarian Radio Chorus •Graunke Symphony Orchestra / Willy Mattes
(P) 1967/2002* EMI Electrola GmbH
4-8.VI.1967, Bürgerbräu, Munich •Dr Helmut Storjohann •Wolfgang Gülich
Reri Grist soprano
7 VERDI: Gualtier Maldè…Caro nome (Rigoletto, Act I)
Franco Ricciardi tenor · Benito di Bella baritone · Alfredo Giacomotti bass
Coro e Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
Francesco Molinari Pradelli (P) 1967/1988*
VII.1967, Opera House, Rome •Christopher Bishop · Robert Gooch
Gwyneth Jones soprano
8 MENDELSSOHN: Behold, God hath sent Elijah (Elijah, Part II)
New Philharmonia Orchestra / Rafael Frühbeck de Burgon (P) 1968/1995*
1-9.VII.1968, Kingsway Hall, London •Christopher Bishop •Robert Gooch
Christa Ludwig mezzo-soprano
9 MAHLER: Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft! (Rückert-Lieder)
Philharmonia Orchestra / Otto Klemperer (P) 1967/2006*
17-19.II.1964, Kingsway Hall, London •Walter Legge · Douglas Larter
TENORS: 1953-1968
Jussi Björling tenor
10 LEONCAVALLO: Mi accordan di parlar?...Un grande spettacolo...Un tal gioco
Victoria de los Angeles soprano · Paul Franke tenor
Leonard Warren baritone · Robert Shaw Chorale
RCA Victor Orchestra / Renato Cellini (P) 1998*
10, 11, 15, 19 & 29.I.1953, RCA Victor Studios, Manhattan Center, New York
Richard Mohr · Lewis Layton
Henri Legay tenor
11 ADAM: Mes amis, écoutez l’histoire (Le Postillon de Lonjumeau, Act I)
Orchestra / Georges Tzipine (P) 2003* EMI Music France
2.X.1956, Salle de la Mutualité, Paris
Leopold Simoneau tenor
12 MOZART: Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön (Die Zauberflöte, Act I)
Orchestre du Théâtre des Champs-Elysées / André Jouve
(P) 1990* EMI Music France
2-4.V.1955, Théâtre Apollo, France •Serge Moreux & Roland de Cande •André Charlin
Albert Lance tenor
13 MASSENET: Pourquoi me réveiller ? (Werther, Act III)
Orchestre du Théâtre National de l’Opéra-Comique
Albert Wolff (P) 2003* EMI Music France
6-14.V.1957, Salle de la Mutualité, Paris •Jean Maillard · Walter Ruhlmann
Eugenio Fernandi tenor
14 MASCAGNI: Mamma, quell vino è generoso (Cavalleria rusticana)
Philharmonia Orchestra / Nicola Rescigno (P) 1960/2009*
22.IX.1958, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road •Walter Legge •Douglas Larter
João Gibin tenor
15 PUCCINI: Una parola sola...Or son sei mesi (La fanciulla del West, Act II) 3.47
Birgit Nilsson soprano
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano / Lovro von Matacic (P) 1959/1991*
VII.1958, Teatro alla Scala, Milan •Walter Legge •Robert Beckett
Richard Lewis tenor
16 HANDEL: Every valley shall be exalted (Messiah, Part 1)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Malcolm Sargent (P) 1959/1990*
Recorded: 15-19.VI.1959, Huddersfield Town Hall •Peter Andry •Christopher Parker
Charles Craig tenor
17 PUCCINI: Donna non vidi mai (Manon Lescaut, Act I)
Orchestra / Michael Collins (P) 1959/1990*
26.II.1959, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
Peter Andry & Norman Newell •Francis Dillnutt
Giuseppe Campora tenor
18 PUCCINI: Ch’ella mi creda libero (La fanciulla del West, Act III)
Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma / Gabriele Santini (P) 1959/1990*
19.VII.1958, Opera House, Rome •Peter Andry •Robert Gooch
Fritz Wunderlich tenor
19 FLOTOW: Ach, so fromm (Martha, Act I)
Berliner Symphoniker / Berislav Klobucar (P) 1960/1986* EMI Electrola GmbH
15 & 16.VI.1960, Grunewaldkirche, Berlin •Fritz Ganss · Horst Lindner 
Ronald Dowd tenor
20 STRAVINSKY: Nonne monstrum rescituri (Oedipus Rex)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis (P) 1963/2003*
15-17.XI.1961, Kingsway Hall, London
Peter Andry & Ronald Kinloch Anderson •Christopher Parker
Alfredo Kraus tenor
21 MOZART: Un’aura amorosa (Così fan tutte, Act I)
Philharmonia Orchestra / Karl Böhm (P) 1963/2000*
10-18.IX.1962, Kingsway Hall, London •Walter Legge · Douglas Larter
Luigi Alva tenor · Sesto Bruscantini baritone
22 ROSSINI: All’idea di quell metallo (Il barbiere di Siviglia, Act I)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Vittorio Gui (P) 1963/2002*
4-7, 9-11.IX.1962, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
Victor Olof & Ronald Kinloch Anderson •Christopher Parker
CD 4
Wilfred Brown tenor
1 FINZI: Wonder (Arioso) (Dies natalis Op.8) (Traherne)
English Chamber Orchestra / Christopher Finzi (P) 1964/1990*
26.IX.1963, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London •Anthony Griffiths · Robert Gooch
Jess Thomas tenor
2 WAGNER: In fernem Land (Lohengrin, Act III)
Chor der Wiener Staatsoper · Wiener Philharmoniker
Rudolf Kempe (P) 1964/2000*
XI & XII. 1962 & IV.1963, Theater an der Wien, Vienna •Victor Olof · Francis Dillnutt
Franco Corelli tenor
3 MASCAGNI: Mamma, quel vino è generoso (Cavalleria rusticana)
with Corinna Vozza mezzo-soprano
Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma / Gabriele Santini (P) 1963/1991*
1-10.VII.1962, Teatro dell’Opera, Rome •Victor Olof •Francis Dillnutt
Peter Schreier tenor
4 LORTZING: Vater, Mutter, Schwestern, Brüder (Undine)
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra / Robert Heger
(P) 1967/1986* EMI Electrola GmbH
2-6.IX.1966, Berlin •Dr. Helmut Storjohann •Ernst Rothe
Nicolai Gedda tenor
5 GOLDMARK: Magische Töne (Die Königen von Saba, Act II)
Orchester der Bayerischen Staatsoper München
Heinrich Bender (P) 1967/2000* EMI Electrola GmbH
16.VI.1967, Bürgerbräu, Munich •Dr. Helmut Storjohann •Wolfgang Gülich
James King tenor
6 GIORDANO: Amor ti vieta (Fedora, Act II)
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra / Kurt Eichorn (P) 1969/2009*
8-10.VII.1968, Munich •Dr. Helmut Storjohann
Luciano Pavarotti tenor
7 MASCAGNI: Anche tu, Beppe (L’amico Fritz, Act III)
Laura Didier Gambardella mezzo-soprano
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Gianandrea Gavazzeni (P) 1969/2000*
VIII & IX.1968, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
Christopher Bishop · Christopher Parker
BARITONES & BASSES: 1955-1967
Tito Gobbi baritone
8 GIORDANO: Nemico della patria (Andrea Chénier, Act III)
Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma / Oliviero de Fabritiis (P) 1989/1991*
1 & 3.X.1955, Teatro dell’Opera, Rome •David Bicknell · Harold Davidson
Boris Christoff bass
9 VERDI: Sperate, o figli (Nabucco, Act I)
Coro e Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma / Vittorio Gui (P) 1989/1991*
11.X.1955, Teatro dell’Opera, Rome •David Bicknell · Harold Davidson
Rolando Panerai baritone
10 VERDI: Il balen (Il trovatore, Act II)
Orchestra del Teatro all Scala di Milano / Herbert von Karajan (P) 2004*
3, 4 & 6-9.VIII.1956, Teatro alla Scala, Milan •Walter Legge · Robert Beckett
Nicola Zaccaria bass
11 PUCCINI: Vecchia zimmara, senti (La bohème, Act IV)
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano / Antonino Votto
(P) 1957/1997* EMI Italiana SpA
20-25.VIII. & 3, 4.IX.1956, Teatro alla Scala, Milan
Walter Legge & Walter Jellinek · Robert Beckett
Michel Dens baritone
12 ADAM: Dans le sommeil, l’amour (Si j’étais roi, Act I)
Orchestre du Théâtre National de l’Opéra-Comique
Pierre Dervaux (P) 1957/2003* EMI Music France
17-19.IX.1956, Salle de la Mutualité, Paris •René Challan · Walter Ruhlmann
Eberhard Wächter baritone
13 MOZART: Deh vieni alla finestra (Don Giovanni, Act II)
Philharmonia Orchestra / Carlo Maria Giulini (P) 1961/2002*
X & XI.1959, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London •Walter Legge · Harold Davidson
Ernest Blanc baritone
14 MASSENET: Voilà donc la terrible cite ! Alexandrie ! (Thaïs, Act II)
Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
Georges Prêtre (P) 1962/2003* EMI Music France
4-8.IX.1961, Salle Wagram, Paris •René Challan · Paul Vavasseur
Hermann Prey baritone
15 MOZART: Der Vogelfänger bin ich, ja (Die Zauberflöte, Act I)
Berlin Symphony Orchestre / Horst Stein (P) 1962/1989* EMI Electrola GmbH
c1961 •Fritz Ganss •Horst Lindner
Nicolai Ghiaurov bass
16 MOZART: Finch’han dal vino (Don Giovanni, Act I)
New Philharmonia Orchestra / Otto Klemperer (P) 1966/1991*
15-30.VI & 3, 4.VII.1966, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
Peter Andry & Suvi Raj Grubb •Robert Gooch
Cornell MacNeil baritone
17 VERDI: Cortigiani, vil razza dannata (Rigoletto, Act II)
Orchestra of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
Francesco Molinari Pradelli (P) 1967/1988*
VII.1967, Teatro dell’Opera, Rome •Christopher Bishop · Robert Gooch
SOPRANOS: 1969-1988
Martina Arroyo soprano
18 VERDI: Me pellegrina ed orfana (La forza del destino, Act I)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Lamberto Gardelli (P) 1970/1993*
VI. & VII.1969, Watford Town Hall
Ronald Kinloch Anderson · Allen Stagg & Stuart Eltham
Mady Mesplé soprano
19 GOUNOD: Ah ! je veux vivre (Roméo et Juliette, Act I)
Orchestre du Théâtre National de l’Opéra de Paris / Jean-Pierre Marty
(P) 1969/1993* EMI Music France
30.VI.- 4.VII.1969, Salle Wagram, Paris •René Challan · Paul Vavasseur
Elly Ameling soprano
20 MOZART: Ridente la calma K152
Jorg Demus piano (P) 1970/1988* EMI Electrola GmbH
1-3.XII.1969, Gemeindhaus Studio, Berlin-Zehlendorf
Gerd Berg •Johann Nikolaus Matthes
Montserrat Caballé soprano
21 BELLINI: Col sorriso d’innocenza (Il pirata, Act II)
Orchestra della RAI, Roma / Gianandrea Gavazzeni (P) 1971/1992*
VII.1970, RAI Studios, Rome •Ronald Kinloch Anderson · Francis Dillnitt
Helga Dernesch soprano
22 BEETHOVEN: O namenlose Freude! (Fidelio, Act II)
Jon Vickers tenor Berliner Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan (P) 1971/1988*
X-XII.1970, Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin •Michel Glotz •Wolfgang Gülich
CD 5
Gundula Janowitz soprano
1 HAYDN: Knurre, schnurre, knurre (Die Jahreszeiten - Der Winter)
Chor der Deutschen Oper, Berlin
Berliner Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan (P) 1973/1988*
XI.1972, Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem •Michel Glotz · Wolfgang Gülich
Edda Moser soprano
2 MOZART: O zittre nicht (Die Zauberflöte, Act I)
Orchester der Bayerischen Staatsoper München / Wolfgang Sawallisch
(P) 1973/1987* EMI Electrola GmbH
8-16.VIII.1972, Bürgerbraü, Munich •Dr. Helmut Storjohann •Wolfgang Gülich
Margaret Price soprano
3 TCHAIKOVSKY: None but the weary heart Op.6 No.6 Sung in Russian
James Lockhart piano (P) 1974
VIII.1973, Barking Town Hall •John Boyden
Beverly Sills soprano
4 ROSSINI: Una voce poco fa (Il barbiere di Siviglia, Act I)
London Symphony Orchestra / James Levine (P) 1975/1996*
16-28.VIII.1974 & 14.V.1975, All Saints’ Church, Tooting Graveney
Christopher Bishop •Robert Gooch
Galina Vishnevskaya soprano
5 SHOSTAKOVICH: Taste of Spring (Chorny) (Five Satires Op.109)
Sung in Russian
Mstislav Rostropovich piano (P) 1976/1995*
28 & 29.X.1974, Salle Wagram, Paris •David Mottley · Neville Boyling
Heather Harper soprano
6 MOZART: Porgi, amor (Le nozze di Figaro¸Act II)
English Chamber Orchestra / Daniel Barenboim (P) 1977/1990*
10-18.VIII.1976, Kingsway Hall, London •Suvi Raj Grubb •Neville Boyling
Leontyne Price soprano
7 VERDI: D’amor sull’ali rosee (Il trovatore, Act IV)
Berliner Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan (P) 1978/1986*
IX.1977, Philharmonie, Berlin •Michel Glotz •Wolfgang Gülich
Ileana Cotrubas soprano
8 MASSENET: Allons ! il le faut…Adieu, notre petite table (Manon, Act II)
Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse / Michel Plasson (P) 1983 EMI Music France
1-15.VII.1982, Halle-aux-Grains, Toulouse •Eric Macleod •Serge Rémy
Elisabeth Söderström soprano
9 BRITTEN: War Requiem Op.66 - II. Dies irae: Liber scriptus proferetur
CBSO Chorus •City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle (P) 1983
27.II & 1, 4.III.1983, Great Hall, University of Birmingham
John Willan · Michael Sheady
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa soprano
10 RAVEL: La Flûte enchantée (Shéhérazade)
Orchestre Symphonique de l’Opéra National / Sir John Pritchard (P) 1984
29.VI-2.VII.1983, Radio Building, Brussels •John Fraser · Neville Boyling
Ghena Dimitrova soprano
11 VERDI: Salve Maria (I Lombardi, Act I)
Münchner Rundfunkorchester / Lamberto Gardelli (P) 1984/2005*
22-24 & 29.II.1984, Bavarian Music Studios, Munich
Theodor Holzinger & David Groves •Hans Schmidt
Jessye Norman soprano
12 OFFENBACH: Amours divins ! (La Belle Hélène, Act I)
Chœurs et Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse / Michel Plasson
(P) 1985 EMI Music France
16-21.VII.1984, Halle-aux-Grains, Toulouse •Eric Macleod •Serge Rémy
Edita Gruberova soprano
13 BELLINI: Sovra il sen (La sonnambula, Act I)
Münchner Rundfunkorchester / Kurt Eichorn (P) 1986
18-21.XI.1984, No.1 Studio, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Munich
Theodor Holzinger & David R. Murray •Alfons Seebacher
Hildegard Behrens soprano
14 WAGNER: Der Männer Sippe (Die Walküre, Act I)
Münchner Rundfunkorchester / Peter Schneider (P) 1986
17.IV - 3.V.1986, No.1 Studio, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Munich
David Groves & Theodor Holzinger •Hans Schmid & Monika Dollman
Luciana Serra soprano
15 OFFENBACH: Les oiseaux dans la charmille (Les contes d’Hoffmann, Act 2)
Chorus & Orchestra of the Opéra National du Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels
Sylvain Cambreling (P) 1988
VI & VII.1988, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels •David R. Murray · Michael Gray
MEZZO-SOPRANOS: 1969-1984
Grace Bumbry mezzo-soprano
16 BIZET: L’amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera) (Carmen, Act I)
Chœurs et Orchestre du Théâtre National de l’Opéra
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos (P) 1970/1990*
VII & IX.1969, I & II.1970, Salle Wagram, Paris
Christopher Bishop •Christopher Parker
Shirley Verrett mezzo-soprano
17 VERDI: Nei giardin del bello (Don Carlo, Act II)
Delia Wallis soprano · Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Carlo Maria Giulini (P) 1971/2000*
1831.VIII.1970, Walthamstow Town Hall •Christopher Bishop · Christopher Parker 
Yvonne Minton mezzo-soprano
18 MOZART: È amore un ladroncello (Così fan tutte, Act II)
New Philharmonia Orchestra / Otto Klemperer (P) 1972/1991*
I & II.1971, Kingsway Hall, London •Suvi Raj Grubb · Michael Gray
Frederica von Stade mezzo-soprano
19 DEBUSSY: Il pleure dans mon cœur (Ariettes oubliées No.2)
Dalton Baldwin piano
(P) 1980/1991* EMI Music France
18.X & 4.XI.1978, Salle Wagram, Paris •Eric Macleod · Serge Remy
CD 6
Fiorenza Cossotto mezzo-soprano
1 VERDI: La luce langue (Macbeth, Act II)
New Philharmonia Orchestra / Riccardo Muti (P) 1976/1999*
Recorded VII.1976, Abbey Road Studios & Kingsway Hall, London
John Mordler · Stuart Eltham
Irina Arkhipova mezzo-soprano
2 PROKOFIEV: Song about the Beaver (Ivan the Terrible Op.116)
Sung in Russian
Philharmonia Orchestra / Riccardo Muti (P) 1978
VII & IX.1977, Kingsway Hall, London •John Mordler · Stuart Eltham
Elena Obraztsova mezzo-soprano
3 CILEA: Acerba voluttà (Adriana Lecouvreur, Act II)
Philharmonia Orchestra / Giuseppe Patané (P) 1978/1984*
21-24.VII.1977, Kingsway Hall, London •John Mordler · Stuart Eltham
Teresa Berganza mezzo-soprano
4 MOZART: Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio (Le nozze di Figaro)
English Chamber Orchestra / Daniel Barenboim (P) 1977/1990*
10-18.VIII.1976, Kingsway Hall, London •Suvi Raj Grubb •Neville Boyling
Tatiana Troyanos mezzo-soprano
5 MASSENET: Va ! laisse couler mes larmes !...Les larmes qu’on ne pleure pas (Werther, Act III)
London Philharmonic Orchestra / Michel Plasson (P) 1979
VIII & IX.1979, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
Eric Macleod •Christopher Parker
Agnes Baltsa mezzo-soprano
6 VERDI: O don fatale (Don Carlo, Act III)
Berliner Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan (P) 1979/1988*
IX.1978, Philharmonie, Berlin •Michel Glotz · Wolfgang Gülich
Dame Janet Baker mezzo-soprano
7 SCHUBERT: Auf dem Wasser zu singen D774 (Stolberg)
Geoffrey Parsons piano (P) 1981/1996*
3-7.IV & 29.XII.1980, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
John Fraser •Neville Boyling
Marilyn Horne mezzo-soprano
8 ROUSSEL: Aux armes…Il est trop tard (Padmâvatî, Act I)
Orféon Donostiarra
Orchestre du Capitole de / Michel Plasson (P) 1983 EMI Music France
17-19.XI.1982 & 1-3.VII.1983, Halle-aux-Grains, Toulouse
Eric Macleod · Serge Rémy
Ann Murray mezzo-soprano
9 MOZART: Parto, parto (La clemenza di Tito, Act I)
Lewis Morrison clarinet
Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Raymond Leppard (P) 1984
22 & 22 IV.1984, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh •John Fraser •Stuart Eltham
TENORS: 1969-1988
Carlo Bergonzi tenor
10 VERDI: La vita è inferno…O tu che in seno (La forza del destino, Act III)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Lamberto Gardelli (P) 1970/1993*
VI. & VII.1969, Watford Town Hall
Ronald Kinloch Anderson · Allen Stagg & Stuart Eltham
Jon Vickers tenor
11 BIZET: La fleur que tu m’avais jetée (Carmen, Act II)
Orchestre du Théâtre National de l’Opéra de Paris / Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos
(P) 1970/1990*
VII & IX.1969, I & II.1970, Salle Wagram, Paris
Christopher Bishop •Christopher Parker
René Kollo tenor
12 WAGNER: Adendlich glühend in himmlischer Glut (Die Meistersinger, Act III)
Staatskapelle Dresden / Herbert von Karajan (P) 1971/1988*
24-30.XI & 1-4.XII.1970, Lukaskirche, Dresden
Dieter-Gerhardt Worm & Ronald Kinloch Anderson
Klaus Strüben & Christopher Parker
Recorded in co-production with VEB Deutsche Schallplatten, Berlin
Ian Partridge tenor
13 SCHUBERT: Ungeduld (Die schöne Müllerin)
Jennifer Partridge piano
8-11.I.1973, St Dunstan’s Church, East Cheam •John Boyden
Donald Smith tenor
14 VERDI: O figli miei!...Ah, la paterna mano (Macbeth, Act IV)
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra / Vanco Cavdarski
(P) 1974/1991* EMI Records Australia Pty Ltd
1973, Australian Broadcasting Corporation Studios, Hobart
Les Hodge · David Arthur & Vic Holloway
Franco Bonisolli tenor
15 VERDI: Di quella pira (Il trovatore, Act III)
Leontyne Price soprano •Horst Nitsche tenor · Chor der Deutschen Oper, Berlin
Berliner Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan (P) 1978/1986*
IX.1977, Philharmonie, Berlin •Michel Glotz •Wolfgang Gülich
José Carreras tenor
16 VERDI: Io l’ho perduta! (Don Carlo, Act I)
Berliner Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan (P) 1979/1988*
IX.1978, Philharmonie, Berlin •Michel Glotz · Wolfgang Gülich
Alain Vanzo tenor
17 BIZET: Je crois entendre encore (Les Pêcheurs de perles, Act I)
Orchestre du Théâtre National de l’Opéra de Paris
Georges Prêtre (P) 1978/1990*
18-27.VII.1977, Salle Wagram, Paris •Greco Casadesus •Paul Vavasseur
Neil Schicoff tenor
18 OFFENBACH: Ils se sont éloignés enfin !...Ah ! Vivre deux
(Les contes d’Hoffmann, Act 2)
Luciana Serra soprano
Orchestra of the Opéra National du Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie, Brussels
Sylvain Cambreling (P) 1988
VI & VII.1988, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels •David R. Murray · Michael Gray
BARITONES & BASSES: 1966-1986
John Shirley Quirk baritone
19 VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The Call (Five Mystical Songs) (Herbert)
English Chamber Orchestra / Sir David Willcocks (P) 1969/1989*
3-4.VIII.1966, King’s College Chapel, Cambridge
Christopher Bishop · Neville Boyling
Piero Cappuccilli baritone
20 VERDI: Urna fatale (La forza del destino, Act III)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Lamberto Gardelli (P) 1970/1993*
VI. & VII.1969, Watford Town Hall
Ronald Kinloch Anderson · Allen Stagg & Stuart Eltham
CD 7
Sir Geraint Evans baritone
1 VERDI: Toh! Toh! Poffare il mondo! (La forza del destino, Act III)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Lamberto Gardelli (P) 1970/1993*
VI. & VII.1969, Watford Town Hall
Ronald Kinloch Anderson · Allen Stagg & Stuart Eltham
Gabriel Bacquier baritone
2 BERLIOZ: Une puce gentile (La Damnation de Faust, Part II)
Chœurs du Théâtre National de l’Opéra de Paris
Orchestre de Paris / Georges Prêtre (P) 1970/1996*
X.1969, Salle Wagram, Paris •Ronald Kinloch Anderson •Michael Gray
Gérard Souzay baritone
3 DUPARC: Chanson triste
Dalton Baldwin piano (P) 1972 EMI Music France/DRM 2001* Testament
V & VI.1971, Salle Wagram, Paris •Eric Macleod · Paul Vavasseur
Kurt Moll bass
4 MOZART: O Isis und Osiris (Die Zauberflöte, Act II)
Chor und Orchester der Bayerischen Staatsoper / Wolfgang Sawallisch
(P) 1972/1987* EMI Electrola GmbH
8-16.VIII.1972, Bürgerbraü, Munich •Dr. Helmut Storjohann •Wolfgang Gülich
Walter Berry baritone
5 MOZART: Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen (Die Zauberflöte, Act II)
Orchester der Bayerischen Staatsoper München / Wolfgang Sawallisch
(P) 1973/1987* EMI Electrola GmbG
8-16.VIII.1972, Bürgerbräu, Munich •Dr Helmut Storjohann •Wolfgang Gülich
Peter Glossop baritone
6 VERDI: Vanne!...Credo in un Dio crudel (Otello, Act II)
Berliner Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan (P) 1974/1988*
IV & V.1973, Philharmonie, Berlin •Michel Glotz · Wolfgang Gülich
Ruggero Raimondi bass
7 ROSSINI: La calunnia (Il barbiere di Siviglia, Act I)
London Symphony Orchestra / James Levine (P) 1975/1996*
16-18.VIII.1974 & 14.V.1975, All Saints’ Church,
Tooting Graveney, London •Christopher Bishop •Robert Gooch
Sherrill Milnes baritone
8 VERDI: Sappia la sposa mia…Mi si affaccia un pugnal? (Macbeth, Act I)
New Philharmonia Orchestra / Riccardo Muti (P) 1976/1999*
VII.1976, Abbey Road Studios & Kingsway Hall, London
John Mordler · Stuart Eltham
Sherrill Milnes appears by courtesy of RCA Records & Tapes
Martti Talvela bass
9 MUSSORGSKY: Uf! tyazheló (Clock Scene) (Boris Godunov)
Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra / Jerzy Semkov (P) 1977/1993*
VIII.1976, Katowice, Poland •David Mottley · Michael Gray
Aage Haugland bass
10 MUSSORGSKY: Kak vo górode (In the Town of Kazan) (Boris Godunov)
Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra / Jerzy Semkov (P) 1977/1993*
VIII.1976, Katowice, Poland •David Mottley · Michael Gray
José Van Dam baritone
11 RICHARD STRAUSS: Wo ist er? (Salomé)
Hildegard Behrens soprano · Wieslaw Ochman tenor
Wiener Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan (P) 1978/1999*
V.1977 & V.1978, Sofiensaal, Vienna •Michel Glotz · James Lock & Arthur Lilley
Sir Thomas Allen baritone
12 MOZART: Non più andrai (Le nozze di Figaro)
Wiener Philharmoniker / Riccardo Muti (P) 1987
1-12.IX.1986, Musikvereinssaal, Vienna •James Mallinson •John Kurlander
SOPRANOS: 1989-2004
June Anderson soprano
13 MASSENET: Obéissons quand leur voix appelle (Manon, Act III)
Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse / Michel Plasson (P) 1990 EMI Music France
7-15.IX.1989, Halle-aux-Grains, Toulouse •Etienne Collard · Daniel Michel
Barbara Hendricks soprano
14 GOUNOD (after J. S. Bach): Ave Maria (orch. René Challan)
Stockholm Chamber Orchestra / Eric Ericson (P) 1990 EMI Music France
28-30.V. & 2-3 & 9.VI.1990, Konserthuset, Stockholm •Etienne Collard •Lars Hedh
Cheryl Studer soprano
15 GOUNOD: O Dieu ! Que de bijoux !...Ah ! je ris (Faust, Act III)
Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse / Michel Plasson (P) 1991 EMI Music France
15-28.II.1991, Halle-aux-Grains, Toulouse •Etienne Collard •Daniel Michel
Katia Ricciarelli soprano
16 ROSSINI: Giusto ciel! in tal periglio (L’assedio di Corinto, Act III)
Chœurs et Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon / Gabriele Ferro
(P) 1991 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
II.1991, Auditorium Maurice Ravel, Lyon
Clive Bennett •Mike Clements (Floating Earth Ltd)
Dagmar Schellenberger soprano
17 THOMAS: Kennst du das Land (Mignon, Act I)
Münchner Rundfunkorchester / Ralf Weikert (P) 1995 EMI Electrola GmbH
18, 20-23.IV.1994, Herkulessaal, Munich
Dr. Michael Stille •Hans Schmid, Monika Graul & Heinz Urban
A Bavarian Radio Recording
Karita Mattila soprano
18 VERDI: O ma chère compagne (Don Carlos, Act II)
José Van Dam bass •Thomas Hampson baritone
Chœurs du Théâtre du Châtelet
Orchestre de Paris / Antonio Pappano (P) 1996 EMI Music France
Recorded live: 10, 13 & 16.III.1996, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris
Daniel Zalay & Etienne Collard
Solveig Kringelborn soprano
19 SIBELIUS: Svator rosor (Black Roses) (6 Songs, Op.36)
Malcolm Martineau piano (P) 1998 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
11-14.III.1996, Eiksvoll Kirke, Norway
Tony Harrison (Floating Earth) · Arne Akselberg
Ruth Ann Swenson soprano 
20 PUCCINI: In quelle trine morbide (Manon Lescaut, Act II)
London Symphony Orchestra / Julius Rudel (P) 2000 Angel Records
IX.1998, Abbey Road Studios •John Fraser · Arne Akselberg
Dame Felicity Lott soprano
21 OFFENBACH: Il était un de mes aïeux (La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein)
Chœurs des Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble
Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble / Marc Minkowski
(P) 2005 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
Recorded live: 19-23 & 26.XII.2004, Théâtre du Chatelet, Paris
Daniel Zalay •Gilles Pezerat
CD 8
MEZZO-SOPRANOS: 1988-2001
Brigitte Fassbaender mezzo-soprano
1 SCHUBERT: Frühlingstraum (Winterreise)
Aribert Reimann piano (P) 1990 EMI Electrola GmbH
4-8.X.1988, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London •John Fraser · David Flower
Anne Sofie von Otter mezzo-soprano
2 GLUCK: J’ai perdu mon Eurydice (Orphée et Eurydice, Act III)
Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon / Sir John Eliot Gardiner (P) 1989
29.I-2.II.1989, Auditorium Maurice Ravel, Lyon •Alain Duchemin · Michel Lapage
Waltraud Meier mezzo-soprano
3 SAINT-SAËNS: Printemps qui commence (Samson et Dalila, Act I)
Samuel Ramey bass
Orchestra of the Opéra Bastille / Myung-Whun Chung (P) 1992
1-11.VII.1991, Opéra-Bastille, Paris •Étienne Collard · Daniel Michel
Hera Lind mezzo-soprano
4 FAURÉ: Après un rêve Op.7 No.1 (arr. Sheeves)
HanseCompagnie / Cord Garben (P) 1996 EMI Electrola GmbH
27-30.VI.1996, Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Hamburg-Harburg
Andreas Stange (TonArt) · Markus Hintz (TonArt)
Michelle DeYoung mezzo-soprano
5 DUPARC: Le Manoir de Rosemonde (de Bonnières)
Kevin Murphy piano (P) 1999
I.1998, St Michael’s Church, Highgate, London •John Fraser · Jonathan Allen
Katarina Karnéus mezzo-soprano
6 MARX: Und gestern hat er mir Rosen gebracht (Lingen)
Roger Vignoles piano (P) 1999
VII.1998, St. Michael’s Church, Highgate, London
Simon Kiln · Arne Akselberg
Lorraine Hunt-Lieberson mezzo-soprano
7 MOZART: Il padre adorato (Idomeneo, Act I)
Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Sir Charles Mackerras (P) 2002
VII & VIII.2001, Usher Hall, Edinburgh •John Fraser •Arne Akselberg & Philip Hobbs
TENORS: 1989-2001
John Aler tenor
8 BIZET: Je crois entendre encore (Les Pêcheurs de perles, Act I)
Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse / Michel Plasson (P) 1989 EMI Music France
29 & 31.I & 1-6.II.1989, Halle-aux-Grains, Toulouse •Alain Lanceron · Daniel Michel
Placido Domingo tenor
9 PUCCINI: Recondita armonia (Tosca)
National Philharmonic Orchestra / Eugene Kohn (P) 1990
V.1989, CTS Studios, London •John Fraser •John Kurlander
Chris Merritt tenor
10 VERDI: Giorno di pianto (I vespri siciliani, Act IV)
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano / Riccardo Muti (P) 1990
Recorded live: 7-23.XII.1989 & I.1990, Teatro alla Scala, Milan
David Groves · Michael Sheady
Ben Heppner tenor
11 WAGNER: Am stillen Herd (Die Meistersinger, Act I)
Michael Schade tenor
Bernd Weikl, Siegfried Lorenz & Hans-Joachim Ketelseng baritones
Orchestra of the Bavarian State Opera / Wolfgang Sawallisch (P) 1994
IV.1993, Bayerische Rundfunk & Herkulessaal, Munich
Wilhelm Meister · Hans Schmid
Roberto Alagna tenor
12 GOUNOD: L’amour ! L’amour !... Ah ! Lève-toi, soleil ! (Roméo et Juliette, Act II)
Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse / Michel Passon (P) 1998
17-26.X.1995, Halle-aux-Grains, Toulouse •David Groves · Simon Rhodes
BARITONES & BASSES: 1991-1995
Bryn Terfel bass
12 BEETHOVEN: Ode to Joy (Symphony No.9 ‘Choral’) (extract)
Joan Rodgers soprano · Della Jones alto · Peter Bronde tenor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra / Sir Charles Mackerras (P) 1991
3-5.I.1991, Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
Andrew Keener · Mike Clements (Floating Earth)
Bernd Weikl bass-baritone
14 WAGNER: Wahn! Wahn! Überall Wahn! (Die Meistersinger, Act III)
Orchestra of the Bavarian State Opera / Wolfgang Sawallisch (P) 1994
IV.1993, Bayerische Rundfunk & Herkulessaal, Munich
Wilhelm Meister · Hans Schmid
François Le Roux baritone
15 FAURÉ: Les roses d’Ispahan (Leconte de Lisle)
Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo / John Nelson
(P) 1994 EMI Music France
8-12.VI.1993, Salle Garnier, Monte-Carlo •Etienne Collard · Daniel Michel
Thomas Hampson baritone
16 MASSENET: Ce breuvage…Vision fugitive (Hérodiade, Act II)
Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse / Michel Plasson (P) 1995 EMI Music France
19-27.XI & 2, 9-10.XII 1994, Halle-aux-Grains, Toulouse
Etienne Collard · Daniel Michel
Simon Keenlyside baritone
17 RICHARD STRAUSS: Der Rosenband, Op.36 No.1
Malcolm Martineau piano (P) 1996
22-24.III.1995, All Saints’ Church, East Finchley, London
Mark Brown · Antony Howell
SINGERS OF BAROQUE & EARLY MUSIC 1953-2005
FEMALE SINGERS
Montserrat Figueras soprano
18 ANON: Villancico: Ay luna que reluzes
Hesperion XX / Jordi Savall (P) 1984
26-29.VI.1983, Basilika, Kloster Steinfeld, Eifel
Gerd Berg & Christfreid Bickenbach · Hartwig Paulsen
Helen Donath soprano
19 A. SCARLATTI: Su le sponde del Tebro…Contentatevi
(Su le sponde del Tebro) (arr. Paumgartner)
Maurice André trumpet
Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner (P) 1985
17-20.XII.1982 & 6, 7.VIII.1983, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
John Fraser · Stuart Eltham
Arleen Augér soprano
20 HANDEL: Ma quando tornerai (Alcina, Act III)
City of London Baroque Sinfonia / Richard Hickox (P) 1986/2006*
19-23 & 29-31.VII.1985, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
David R. Murray · Mark Vigars
Emily Van Evera soprano
21 CACCINI: Io, che dal Ciel cader (The 1589 Florentine Intermedi)
Taverner Players / Andrew Parrott (P) 1988
VII.1989, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London •David R. Murray · Mike Clements
CD 9
Nancy Argenta soprano
1 J.S. BACH: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen (Cantata BWV 51)
Crispin Steele-Perkins trumpet
Ensemble Sonnerie / Monica Huggett
(P) 1989 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
25-28.II.1993, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London •David R. Murray · Simon Rhodes
Emma Kirkby soprano
2 MONTEVERDI: Dolcissimo usignolo (Eighth Book of Madrigals)
The Consort of Musicke / Anthony Rooley
(P) 1991 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
X.1989 and II.& X.1990, Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset
Anthony Rooley · Antony Howell
Catherine King mezzo-soprano
3 CLAUDIN DE SERMISY: Hau, hau, hau le boys!
Virelai
(Susanna Pell & Sara Cunningham viols
William Lyons flute · Jacob Heringman lute)
(P) 1998 Malcolm Bruno under exclusive licence to EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
1.VII.1996 & 1-3.V.1997, St Andrew’s Church, Toddington, Gloucestershire
John Hadden
Patricia Petitbon soprano
4 RAMEAU: Régnez, plaisirs et jeux (Les Indes galantes)
Les Folies Françaises / Patrick Cohën-Akenine
(P) 2001 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
22-25.I.2001, Eglise Notre-Dame du Liban, Paris •Etienne Collard · Frederic Briant.
Susan Graham soprano
5 PURCELL: Thy hand, Belinda…When I am laid in earth
(Dido and Aeneas, Act III)
Le Concert d’Astrée / Emmanuelle Haim
(P) 2003 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
14-16.III.2003, Arsenal de Metz •Daniel Zalay · Jean Chatauret
Véronique Gens soprano
6 LULLY: Enfin il est en ma puissance…Venez, venez (Armide, Act II)
Les Talens Lyriques / Christophe Rousset
(P) 2006 EMI Records Ltd/ Virgin Classics
11-15.VI.2005, Notre Dame du Liban, Paris •Daniel Zalay · Michel Pierre
MALE SINGERS
Alfred Deller countertenor
7 PURCELL: Hark, how all things with one sound rejoice (The Fairy Queen)
(arr. Tipett & Bergman)
Basil Lam harpsichord · Terence Weil cello · String Orchestra (P) 1954/1994*
8.VII.1953, No.3 Studio, Abbey Road, London •Olive Bromhall · Francis Dillnutt
James Bowman countertenor
8 HANDEL: Yet, can I hear that dulcet lay (The Choice of Hercules)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Philip Ledger (P) 1975
XII.1974, Cambridge, UK
Nigel Rogers tenor
9 DOWLAND: Lady, if you so spite me
Anthony Bailes lute · Jordi Savall viola da gamba
(P) 1977/1991* EMI Electrola GmbH
IX.1976, Evangelische Kirch, Seon, Switzerland •Gerd Berg · Johann-Nikolaus Matthes
Paul Esswood countertenor
10 HANDEL: O Lord, whose mercies are numberless (Saul)
English Chamber Orchestra / Philip Ledger (P) 1981/1994*
I.1980, Cambridge •John Willan · Neville Boyling
Aris Christofellis male soprano
11 BONONCINI: Che giova fuggire (Griselda)
Period-Instrument Ensemble
Laure Morabito harpsichord (P) 1986 EMI Music France
11-19.X.1985, Salle Wagram, Paris •Eric Macleod · Daniel Michel
Charles Brett countertenor
12 J.S. BACH: Agnus Dei (Mass in B minor, BWV232)
Collegium Vocale / Philippe Herreweghe
(P) 1989 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
12-18.IV.1988, Minderbroederskerk, Ghent •Pere Casulleras
René Jacobs male alto
13 J.S. BACH: Esurientes implevit (Magnifict, BWV243)
La Petite Bande / Sigiswald Kuijken
(P) 1989 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
12-15.XII.1988, Augustinuskerk,Amsterdam •Heinz Wildhagen
Michael Chance male alto
14 BYRD: If women could be fair
Fretwork (P) 1990 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
IV.1989, Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, Suffolk •Nicolas Parker · Tim Handley
Harry van der Kamp bass
15 LAWS: Ye fiends and furies
Tragicomedia
(Stephen Stubbs theorbo · Andrew Lawrence-King regal)
(P) 1991 EMI Electrola GmbH
Recorded VIII.1990, Kirch, Valkkoog, The Netherlands •Gerd Berg · Hartwig Paulsen
Dominique Visse countertenor
16 CAMPRA: Redde mihi laetitiam (Miserere)
La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roi / Jean-Claude Malgoire
(P) 1993 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
4-6.XI.1992, Studio de la Clé d’Ut, Paris •Michel Garcin · Georges Kisselhoff
Derek Lee Ragin countertenor
17 VIVALDI: Cessate, omai cessate RV 684 (opening) (rev. B. Martinotti)
Teatro Lirico / Steven Stubbs (P) 1996 EMI Electrola GmbH
9-11.IV.1996, Haarlem, Holland •Dr. Michael Stille · Hartwig Paulsen
Gérard Lesne male alto
18 PERGOLESI: Eia mater, fons amoris (Stabat Mater)
Il Seminario Musicale (P) 1997 EMI Music France
2-6.II.1997, Couvent des Dominicains, Paris •Michel Bernard · Michel Pierre
Philippe Jaroussky countertenor
19 RIGATTI: Regina coeli laetare
Ensemble Artaserse (P) 2006 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
5-10.XII.2005, Notre Dame du Liban, Paris •Éienne Collard · Michel Pierre 
SINGERS OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM: 2000-2007
SOPRANOS, MEZZO-SOPRANOS & CONTRALTOS
Angela Gheorghiu soprano
20 PUCCINI: Vissi d’arte (Tosca)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Antonio Pappano
(P) 2001 Euripide Productions under exclusive licence to EMI Records Ltd
16-27.VIII.2000, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London •David Groves: Simon Rhodes
Sandrine Piau soprano
21 HANDEL: Dell’aquila l’artigli (Aci, Galatea e Polifemo)
Le Concert d;Astrée / Emmanuelle Haïm (P) 2003 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
26-31.XII.2002, Salle de repetition de l’Orchestra d’Ile-de-France
Daniel Zalay · Jean Chatauret (Musica Numeris)
Natalie Dessay soprano
22 OFFENBACH: Conduisez-moi vers celui que j’adore (Robinson Crusoe, Act II)
Chœur Les Eléments · Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse
Michel Plasson (P) 2003 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
9-13.VII. & 29-31.VIII.2003, Halle-aux-Grains, Toulouse
Etienne Collard (Musica Numeris) •Jean Chatauret (Musica Numeris)
Violetta Urmana soprano
23 PONCHIELLI: Suicidio! (La Gioconda, Act IV)
Münchner Rundfunkorchester / Marcello Viotti (P) 2003
VII & VIII.2002, Studio 1, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Munich
Wilhelm Meister (Bavarian Radio) & David Groves (EMI) •Klemens Kamp
CD 10
Patrizia Ciofi soprano · Joyce Di Donato mezzo-soprano
1 HANDEL: Caro amico amplesso! (Poro)
Il Complesso Barocco / Alan Curtis (P) 2004 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
14-19.VI.2003, Montevarci, Italy •Laurence Heym · Valter Neri
Sine Bundgaard soprano
2 BERG: Die Nachtigall (Storm) (Sieben frühe Lieder)
Danish Radio Sinfonietta / Matthias Pintscher (P) 2005
20 & 21.IX.2004, Danish Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen
John Frandsen · Peter Juul Kristensen
Deborah Voight soprano
3 GRIFFES: Evening Song
Brian Zeger piano (P) 2005 Angel Records
9-12.I.2005, American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York •Max Wilcox
Christine Rice mezzo-soprano
4 BRAHMS: Brauner Bursche führt zum Tanze (8 Zigeunerlieder Op.103)
Roger Vignoles piano (P) 2005
24-28.VII.2005, Potton Hall, Suffolk •John Fraser · Arne Akselberg
Nina Stemme soprano
5 RICHARD STRAUSS: Frühling (Vier letzte Lieder)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Antonio Pappano (P) 2007
IX.2006, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London •David Groves •Jonathan Allen
Diana Damrau soprano
6 SALIERI: Basta, vincesti…Ah, non lasciarmi (Der Rauchfangkehrer)
Le Cercle de l’Harmonie / Jérémie Rhorer
(P) 2007 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
17-24.XII.2006, Notre Dame du Liban, Paris
Etienne Collard (La Clef des Sons) · Michel Pierre
Hyunah Yu soprano
7 J.S. BACH: Wenn die Frühlingslüfte streichen (Wedding Cantata, BWV202)
Jan Fišer violin · František štastný harpsichord
Lukáš Pospíšil cello continuo · Pavel Klecka double bass continuo
Shuntaro Sato director (P) 2007
16-19.VI.2006, CNSO Hostivar Studios, Prague & 29.VI.2006, Menuhin Hall,
Stoke d’Abernon •Simon Kiln · Jan Kotzmann
Kate Royal soprano
8 RICHARD STRAUSS: Ich wollt’ ein Sträusslein binden Op.68 No.2
Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Edward Gardner (P) 2007
1-4.II & 19.V.2007, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
John Fraser · Arne Akselberg
Stephanie Blythe contralto
9 J.S. BACH: Erbarme dich, mein Gott (St Matthew Passion)
Ensemble Orchestral de Paris / John Nelson
(P) 2001 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
1-5.XII.2000, Vicariat Patriarcal Maronite, Paris
Etienne Collard •Hugues Deschaux
Vivica Genaux mezzo-soprano
10 HANDEL: Fammi combattere mostri e tifei (Orlando)
Les Violin du Roy / Bernard Labadie (P) 2006 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
20-26.III.2005, Chapelle du Grand Seminaire, Montreal, Canada
Steve Barnett •Carl Talbot
TENORS & COUNTERTENORS
Daniil Shtoda tenor
11 TCHAIKOVSKY: Serenade Op.63 No.6
Larissa Gergieva piano (P) 2000
IV.2000, Potton Hall, Suffolk •Jørn Pedersen •Arne Akselberg
Ian Bostridge tenor
12 SCHUBERT: An die Leier D737 (Bruchmann)
Julius Drake piano (P) 2001
XI.2000, St George’s Church, Brandon Hill, Bristol •John Fraser •Jonathan Allen
Yu Qiang Dai tenor
13 PONCHIELLI: Cielo e mar (La Gioconda, Act II)
New Symphony Orchestra / José Antonio Molina
(P) 2004 TSP (UK) Limited under exclusive licence to EMI Records Ltd
17-20.X.2001, BBC Maida Vale Studio 1, London
Michael Woolcock •John Pellowe
David Daniels countertenor
14 BERLIOZ: L’île inconnue (Les Nuits d’été, Op.7)
Ensemble Orchestral de Paris / John Nelson
(P) 2004 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
VII.2003, Espace de Projection, IRCAM, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Daniel Zalay •Frédéric Briant (Musica Numeris)
Lawrence Brownlee tenor
15 ROSSINI: La danza
Martin Katz piano (P) 2005
21-25.IX.2004, Potton Hall, Suffolk •John Fraser · Arne Akselberg
Rolando Villazón tenor
16 SOROZÁBAL: No puede ser (La taberna del puerto)
Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid / Placido Domingo
(P) 2007 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
VII.2006, Teatro Albeniz, Madrid •Daniel Zalay · Pierre-Antoine Signoret
Max Emanuel Cencic countertenor
17 ROSSINI: Ah sì pera (La donna del lago, Act II)
Orchestre de Chambre de Genève / Michael Hofstetter
(P) 2007 Parnassus Arts Productions/Deutschlandfunk under exclusive licence
to EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
27.IX - 1.X.2006, Studio Ansermet, Geneva
Wolfgang Stengel & Dr. Christiane Lehnigk (Deutschlandfunk)
Ulli Wachtmann & Jakob Héndel
A co-production with Deutschlandfunk
Toby Spence tenor
18 HAYDN: Mit Würd’ und Hoheit angetan (Die Schöpfung, Part II)
Les Arts Florissants / William Christie (P) 2007 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
23-25.VII.2007, Notre Dame du Liban, Paris •Daniel Zalay · Pierre-Antoine Signoret
BARITONES & BASSES
Laurent Naouri baritone
19 HANDEL: Precipitoso nel mar che freme (Aci, Galatea e Polifemo)
Le Concert d’Astrée / Emmanuelle Haïm
(P) 2003 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
26-31.XII.2002, Salle de repetition de l’Orchestra d’Ile-de-France
Daniel Zalay · Jean Chatauret (Musica Numeris)
Giovanni Furlanetto bass
20 HANDEL: Del Ciel d’amore (Serse, Act III)
Les Arts Florissants / William Christie
(P) 2004 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
Recorded live: XI.2003, Théâtre des Champs Élysées, Paris
Daniel Zalay •Gilles Pézerat
Jonathan Lemalu bass-baritone
21 MOZART: Madamina, il catalogo è questo (Don Giovanni, Act I)
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / James Judd (P) 2005
4-8.X.2004, Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand
David Groves · Jonathan Allen
Rodion Pogossov baritone
22 GRIEG: Ein Traum Op.48 No.6
Malcolm Martineau piano (P) 2007
16-21.II.2006, Potton Hall, Suffolk •John Fraser •Arne Akselberg

 

 


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