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  Исполнитель(и) :
   Battle, Kathleen  (Soprano Voice) , Margo Garrett (Piano
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  Наименование CD :
   Kathleen Battle At Carnegie Hall



Год издания : 1992

Компания звукозаписи : Deutsche Grammophon

Время звучания : 1:15:16

Код CD : 435 440-2

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CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Classics Vocal (Woman Vocal)      

Prizes: Grammy 1993

Recorded at a performance in Carnegie Hall, New York on April 27th, 1991.

The Handel arias are sung with grace, a lovely purity of tone, a skilful control of volume, so effectively graduated that the sheer power of a larger voice is scarcely missed. Cleopatra's "Piangerb" gains some poignancy through the wellmoderated downward portamentos and the fluency of passagework in the allegro 'B' section appeases those critics who might have wished for a fast Handel aria to come after the so-called Largo. The Mozart songs which follow are pretty in tone, and Liszt brings a little more apparent relish for words. Strauss's Amor, with its trills and triplets, scales and wafted essence of Zerbinetta, is pure enchantment. The Rachmaninov songs, sung in Russian, take a delicious flight, borne aloft by the high, pure voice and its serenity.

Yet 'serenity' hardly takes us to the heart of Rachmaninov. Kathleen Battle's lovely singing of these songs is not utterly bland, merely somewhat. Her encores include "Depuis le jour", a lovely, intimate dream of a performance; innocent of that sense of an almost painfully complete happiness as conveyed in Louise Edvina's old record, or of the passion in Melba's (yes, Melba). Finally, there are spirituals, pretty things and very prettily sung (but Marian Anderson's presence must have stirred in many a memory of something beyond prettiness). The limitations of the recital are probably of that kind that made Benjamin Britten remark that he did not enjoy a merely beautiful voice. Beauty, we have to rejoin, is much even so. And listen to that Vocalise of Rachmaninov's, a song without words where surely, by letting a beautiful melody tell its tale by means of a beautiful voice, it discourses most eloquent music. Sung here quite simply and without self-conscious nudging, it is quite the loveliest thing in the recital and, curiously enough, unapplauded by the frequently vociferous audience. (J.B.S.)

All Music Guide


  Соисполнители :

Ferenc Liszt (Composer)
George Frideric Handel (Composer)
George Gershwin (Composer)
Gustave Charpentier (Composer)
Johann Strauss Sr. (Composer)
Richard Georg Strauss (Composer)
Sergey Rachmaninov (Composer)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Composer)


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   1 Ombr Mai Fu Act 1: Fronde Tenere Belle..Ombra Mai Fu (Largo)         0:04:11 George Frederick Handel - Serse (Xerxes), Opera, HWV 40
   2 E Pur Cosi / Piangero La Sorte Mia E Pur Cosi / Piangero La Sorte Mia         0:06:40 George Frederick Handel - Giulio Cesare In Egitto, Opera, HWV 17
   3 Als Luise Die Briefe ('Erzeugt Von Heisser Phantasie')         0:01:31 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Song For Voice & Piano, K. 520
   4 Ridente La Calma         0:03:50 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Song For Voice & Piano, K. 152 (K. 210a) (spurious, By Myslivecek)
   5 S'il Est Un Charmant Gazon         0:02:19 Franz Liszt - Song For Voice & Piano (3 Versions), S. 284 (LW N25)
   6 Comment, Disaient-ils         0:02:15 Franz Liszt - Song For Voice & Piano (3 Versions), S. 276 (LW N12)
   7 Enfant, Si J'etais Roi         0:02:47 Franz Liszt - Song For Voice & Piano (3 Versions), S. 283 (LW N24)
   8 Oh! Quand Je Dors (I)         0:04:54 Franz Liszt - Song For Voice & Piano, S. 282i (LW N11/1)
   9 Amor ('An Dem Feuer Sass Das Kind Amor')         0:02:56 Richard Strauss - Song For Voice & Piano (or Orchestra), Op. 68/5 (TrV 235/5)
   10 An Die Nacht ('Heilige Nacht!')         0:03:40 Richard Strauss - Song For Voice & Piano (or Orchestra), Op. 68/1 (TrV 235/1)
   11 No 14 Vocalise         0:04:02 Sergey Rachmaninov - Vocalise, Song For Voice & Piano, Op. 34/14
   12 No 7 Zdes' Choroso         0:02:55 Sergey Rachmaninov - How Fair This Spot, Song For Voice & Piano, Op. 21/7
   13 No 3 V Molcan'i Noci Tajnoj         0:02:59 Sergey Rachmaninov - In The Silence Of The Secret Night, Song For Voice & Piano, Op. 4/3
   14 Ne Poj, Krasavica         0:05:40 Sergey Rachmaninov
   15 Summertime     T       0:03:11 George Gershwin - Song From Porgy And Bess, Opera
   16 Ain't That Good News, Spiritual         0:02:04 Traditional Spiritual
   17 Depuis Le Jour Act 3: Depuis Le Jour         0:04:49 Gustave Charpentier - Louise, Opera
   18 Mein Herr Marquis         0:04:09 Johann Strauss II - Die Fledermaus (The Bat), Operetta (RV 503)
   19 Over My Head I Hear Music         0:03:11 Anonymous - Spiritual
   20 He's Got The Whole World In His Hand         0:03:12 American Traditional - Spiritual
   21 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot     T       0:04:01 Traditional Spiritual

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