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
CD 24: Opera – Duets & Choruses
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Der Freischütz, J. 277: Act 3, “Was gleicht wohl auf Erden dem Jägervergnügen?”
Carl Maria von Weber 2:31
2 La traviata: Act 1, “Libiamo ne’lieti calici” (Brindisi)
Giuseppe Verdi 2:58
3 Così fan tutte, K. 588: Act 1, “Soave sia il vento”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:22
4 Lucia di Lammermoor: Act 1, “Chi mi frena in tal momento”
Gaetano Donizetti 3:47
5 Fidelio, op. 72: Act 1, “O welche Lust, in freier Luft den Atem leicht zu heben!”
Ludwig van Beethoven 7:18
6 Le nozze di figaro, K. 492: Act 3, “Crudel! perchè finora”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2:28
7 King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z. 628: Act 3, See, See, We Assemble
Henry Purcell 3:23
8 Don Giovanni, K. 527: Act 2, “Don Giovanni, a cenar teco m’invitasti”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 6:36
9 Lohengrin, WWV 75: Act 3, “Treulich geführt ziehet dahin”
Richard Wagner 4:57
10 La Bohème: Act 4, O Mimì, tu più non torni
Giacomo Puccini 3:19
11 Il Trovatore: Act 2, “Vedi! Le fosche notturne spoglie” (Anvil Chorus)
Giuseppe Verdi 2:55
12 Les Contes d’Hoffmann: Act 4, “Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour”
Jacques Offenbach 3:48
13 Nabucco: Act 3, Chorus: “Va, pensiero, sull’ali dorate”
Giuseppe Verdi 3:56
14 Der Rosenkavalier, op. 59, TrV 227: Act 3, “Ist ein Traum, kann nicht wirklich sein”
Richard Strauss 6:17
15 Wozzeck: Act 3 Scene 4 (Conclusion) - Scene 5: Street Before Marie’s Door. “Ringel, Ringel, Rosenkranz”
Alban Berg 5:10

Credits

CD 24: Opera – Duets & Choruses

balance engineer:
Ulrich Vette (Engineer) (1993-06 – 1993-07) (track 6)
baritone vocals:
Bruno Grella (track 2)
baritone vocals [Il Conte]:
Rod Gilfry (1993-06 – 1993-07) (track 6)
bass vocals:
Giovanni Foiani (bass) (track 2)
Alfredo Giacomotti (operatic bass) (track 2)
Ferruccio Furlanetto (1988-06) (track 3)
choir vocals:
Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper (Chorus of the Bavarian State Opera) (1976-05-14 – 1977-06) (track 2)
Chor der Wiener Staatsoper (1978-02-21) (track 5)
chorus master:
Wolfgang Baumgart (1976-05-14 – 1977-06) (track 2)
composer:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (tracks 3, 6, 6)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (tracks 2, 11)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1805) (track 5)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1814) (track 5)
Richard Wagner (1846 – 1848) (track 9)
Alban Berg (composer) (1914 – 1922) (track 15)
conductor:
Claudio Abbado (track 15)
Leonard Bernstein (American composer and conductor) (track 10)
Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor) (track 11)
Carlos Kleiber (track 1)
Rafael Kubelík (track 9)
Fabio Luisi (track 14)
Ion Marin (track 4)
Seiji Ozawa (conductor) (track 12)
Trevor Pinnock (track 7)
Giuseppe Sinopoli (conductor) (track 13)
Carlos Kleiber (1976-05-14 – 1977-06) (track 2)
Leonard Bernstein (American composer and conductor) (1978-02-21) (track 5)
James Levine (US conductor and pianist) (1988-06) (track 3)
Sir John Eliot Gardiner (1993-06 – 1993-07) (track 6)
engineer:
Klaus Scheibe (editor/engineer) (track 2)
librettist:
Salvadore Cammarano (Italian librettist) (track 11)
Lorenzo Da Ponte (tracks 3, 6, 6)
Richard Wagner (track 9)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Stefania Malagú (mezzo-soprano) (track 2)
Ann Murray (Irish mezzo-soprano) (1988-06) (track 3)
orchestra:
Staatskapelle Dresden (tracks 1, 14)
Bayerisches Staatsorchester (1976-05-14 – 1977-06) (track 2)
Wiener Philharmoniker (1978-02-21) (track 5)
Wiener Philharmoniker (1988-06) (track 3)
English Baroque Soloists (1993-06 – 1993-07) (track 6)
producer:
Karl-August Naegler (Balance engineer) (track 6)
Hans Weber (producer/engineer) (1976-05-14 – 1977-06) (track 2)
solo soprano vocals:
Ileana Cotrubaş (Romanian Soprano) (track 2)
solo tenor vocals:
Plácido Domingo (track 2)
soprano vocals:
Kiri Te Kanawa (1988-06) (track 3)
soprano vocals [Susanna]:
Alison Hagley (soprano) (1993-06 – 1993-07) (track 6)
soprano vocals [Violetta]:
Ileana Cotrubaş (Romanian Soprano) (1976-05-14 – 1977-06) (track 2)
tenor vocals:
Walter Gullino (tenor) (track 2)
tenor vocals [Alfredo]:
Plácido Domingo (1976-05-14 – 1977-06) (track 2)
vocals:
Ileana Cotrubaş (Romanian Soprano) (track 2)
Diana Damrau (track 14)
Plácido Domingo (tracks 2, 4)
Claudia Eder (German mezzo-soprano) (track 12)
Elīna Garanča (Latvian operatic lyric mezzo-soprano) (track 14)
Alfredo Giacomotti (operatic bass) (track 2)
Edita Gruberová (track 12)
Jerry Hadley (tenor) (track 10)
Thomas Hampson (track 10)
Vitalij Kowaljow (track 8)
Jennifer Larmore (track 4)
Dominik Licht (operatic baritone) (track 14)
Luca Pisaroni (track 8)
Juan Pons (baritone) (track 4)
Samuel Ramey (bass-baritone) (track 4)
Cheryl Studer (track 4)
Fernando de la Mora (tenor) (track 4)
recorded at:
Bürgerbräukeller in Munich, Bayern, Germany (1976-05-14 – 1977-06) (track 2)
Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1993-06 – 1993-07) (track 6)
arrangements:
Anvil Chorus (arr. Gray for big band) (track 11)
Bridal Chorus from "Lohengrin" (for organ, Cunningham Woods) (track 9)
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
later versions:
Bridle Chorus (track 9)
live recording of:
part of:
Der Freischütz: Akt III (number) (track 1)
Wozzeck: Act 3 (track 15)
recording of:
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on a Song (track 11)
Alle meine Tiere (track 9)