Tracklist

CD 1: Music of the Middle Ages
CD 2: Music of the Renaissance
CD 3: Baroque Vocal
CD 4: Baroque Instrumental
CD 5: The Classical Symphony
CD 6: The Classical Concerto
CD 7: A Trip to France
CD 8: The Romantic Symphony
CD 9: Cycles and Songs
CD 10: The Virtuoso I
CD 11: The Virtuoso II
CD 12: The Romantic Cello
CD 13: The Virtuoso III
CD 14: Big Voice, Big Orchestra
CD 15: Get Your Programme!
CD 16: New Currents
CD 17: A World Re‐Arranged
CD 18: ¡Viva España!
CD 19: Lasting Impressions
CD 20: Points of View
CD 21: Minimalism
CD 22: Opera – Overtures
CD 23: Opera – Arias
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Don Giovanni, K. 527, Prague version 1787: Act 1, “Madamina, il catalogo è questo”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 5:48
2 La Bohème: Act 1, “Che gelida manina”
Giacomo Puccini 5:16
3 Il barbiere di Siviglia, ed. Alberto Zedda: Act 1 no. 2, Cavatina: “Largo al factotum”
Gioachino Rossini 4:36
4 Carmen, WD 31: Act 1, Chanson et duo: “Près des remparts de Séville”
Georges Bizet 4:33
5 La traviata: Act 1, Sempre libera
Giuseppe Verdi 3:19
6 Turandot: Act 3, Nessun dorma!
Giacomo Puccini 3:28
7 Tristan und Isolde, WWV 90: Act 3, “Mild und leise wie er lächelt” (Isoldes Liebestod)
Richard Wagner 6:16
8 Tosca: Act 2, “Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore”
Giacomo Puccini 3:37
9 Die Zauberflöte, K. 620: Erster Aufzug, Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja (Papageno)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2:37
10 Il barbiere di Siviglia, ed. Alberto Zedda: Act 1, Una voce poco fa
Gioachino Rossini 5:33
11 Pagliacci: Act 1,“Recitar!” - “Vesti la giubba”
Ruggero Leoncavallo 4:06
12 Die Zauberflöte, K. 620: Zweiter Aufzug, Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen (Königin der Nacht)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2:59
13 Eugene Onegin, op. 24, TH. 5: Act 3, “Lyubvi vsye vozrasti pokorni”
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky 5:58
14 L’elisir d’amore: Act 2, “Una furtiva lagrima”
Gaetano Donizetti 4:27
15 Le nozze di figaro, K. 492: Act 1, “Non più andrai”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:35
16 Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: Act 3, “Thy hand, Belinda… When I am laid in earth”
Henry Purcell 4:27
CD 24: Opera – Duets & Choruses

Credits

CD 23: Opera – Arias

balance engineer:
Karl-August Naegler (Balance engineer) (track 4)
Günter Hermanns (producer/engineer) (1964-06) (tracks 9, 12)
Ulrich Vette (Engineer) (bass-baritone vocals) (1993-06 – 1993-07) (track 15)
baritone vocals:
Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau (1964-06) (track 9)
baritone vocals [Figaro]:
Hermann Prey (1971-09) (track 3)
bass-baritone vocals [Figaro]:
Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone opera singer) (1993-06 – 1993-07) (track 15)
choir vocals:
London Voices (track 6)
chorus master:
Terry Edwards (British choir director) (track 6)
composer:
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (track 4)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (track 15)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (track 8)
Henry Purcell (baroque composer) (track 16)
Gioachino Rossini (Italian composer 1792-1868) (track 3)
Henry Purcell (baroque composer) (1689) (track 16)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1791) (tracks 9, 12)
Richard Wagner (1857-10 – 1859-08) (tracks 7, 7)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1896) (track 2)
conductor:
Claudio Abbado (track 10)
Sir Mark Elder (conductor) (track 6)
Gabriele Ferro (conductor) (track 14)
Herbert von Karajan (track 11)
Carlos Kleiber (track 5)
James Levine (US conductor and pianist) (track 13)
Gianandrea Noseda (track 1)
Giuseppe Sinopoli (conductor) (track 8)
Karl Böhm (Austrian conductor) (1964-06) (tracks 9, 12)
Karl Böhm (Austrian conductor) (1966-08) (track 7)
Claudio Abbado (1971-09) (track 3)
Claudio Abbado (1977-09) (track 4)
Leonard Bernstein (American composer and conductor) (1987-06-07) (track 2)
Trevor Pinnock (1988) (track 16)
John Eliot Gardiner (1993-06 – 1993-07) (track 15)
editor:
Joachim Niss (track 4)
instruments:
librettist:
Lorenzo Da Ponte (track 15)
Giuseppe Giacosa (tracks 2, 8)
Ludovic Halévy (track 4)
Luigi Illica (tracks 2, 8)
Henri Meilhac (track 4)
Emanuel Schikaneder (tracks 9, 12)
Cesare Sterbini (track 3)
Nahum Tate (tracks 16, 16)
Richard Wagner (1857-08-20 – 1857-09-18) (tracks 7, 7)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Teresa Berganza (1977-09) (track 4)
Anne Sofie von Otter (1988) (track 16)
orchestra:
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (track 8)
Berliner Philharmoniker (1964-06) (tracks 9, 12)
London Symphony Orchestra (1971-09) (track 3)
London Symphony Orchestra (1977-09) (track 4)
The English Concert (1988) (track 16)
English Baroque Soloists (1993-06 – 1993-07) (track 15)
producer:
Wolfgang Lohse (tracks 9, 12)
Karl-August Naegler (Balance engineer) (track 15)
soprano vocals:
Roberta Peters (1964-06) (track 12)
Birgit Nilsson (1966-08) (track 7)
tenor vocals:
Plácido Domingo (1977-09) (track 4)
vocals:
Roberto Alagna (tenor) (track 6)
Teresa Berganza (track 10)
Carlo Bergonzi (tenor) (track 11)
Paata Burchuladze (operatic bass) (track 13)
Ileana Cotrubaş (Romanian Soprano) (track 5)
Plácido Domingo (track 5)
Mirella Freni (track 8)
Birgit Nilsson (track 7)
Roberta Peters (track 12)
Samuel Ramey (bass-baritone) (track 8)
Gösta Winbergh (track 14)
Teresa Berganza (1977-09) (track 4)
Plácido Domingo (1977-09) (track 4)
Jerry Hadley (tenor) (1987-06-07) (track 2)
phonographic copyright by:
Polydor International GmbH (not for release label use!) (1966) (track 7)
Polydor International GmbH (not for release label use!) (1972) (track 3)
Deutsche Grammophon GmbH (this is the company; for release labels, use "Deutsche Grammophon") (1978) (track 4)
Polydor International GmbH (not for release label use!) (1978) (track 4)
Polydor International GmbH (not for release label use!) (1988) (track 2)
recorded at:
Jesus‐Christus‐Kirche (Dahlem) in Berlin, Germany (1964-06) (tracks 9, 12)
St John’s Church (Waterloo) in London, England, United Kingdom (1977-09) (track 4)
Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Roma, Italy (1987-06-07) (track 2)
Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1993-06 – 1993-07) (track 15)
edit of:
arrangements:
Isoldens Tod (tracks 7, 7)
Isoldes Liebestod from “Tristan und Isolde” (for organ, Lemare) (tracks 7, 7)
Tristan und Isolde: Liebestod (catch-all for arrangements) (tracks 7, 7)
Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod (concert piece) (tracks 7, 7)
is the basis for:
Carmen Suite no. 1: IV. Séguedille (based on Carmen: Act I. Séguedille et Duo « Près des remparts de Séville ») (track 4)
Figaro (track 3)
later parody versions:
Honneur aux barbus (track 3)
later translated versions:
later versions:
Remember Me (track 16)
live recording of:
orchestrations:
Dido's Lament (track 16)
part of:
Tosca: Atto II (track 8)
Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: Act III (number) (tracks 16, 16)
La bohème: Atto I (track 2)
Carmen: Acte I (track 4)
recording of:
referred to in medleys:
Suite (track 16)