January 2008 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, January 2nd 2008

  1. Georges Bizet (1838-1875): The Pearl Fishers (Act I, "Au fond du temple saint", Duet) - Jussi Bjorling, tenor; Robert Merrill, baritone; RCA Victor Symphony; cond. Renato Cellini (4:36)

  2. Georges Bizet: Carmen (Act I, "Pres des remparts de Seville" [Seguidilla]) - Lesley Garrett, soprano; BBC Concert Orchestra; cond. Peter Robinson (2:10)

  3. Alfredo Catalani (1854-1893): La Wally (Act I, "Ebben?... Ne andrò lontana") - Eva Marton, soprano; Munich Radio Orchestra; cond. Pinchas Steinberg (3:49)

  4. Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848): L'elisir d'amore (Act II, "Una furtiva lagrima") - Placido Domingo, tenor; London Symphony Orchestra; cond. Nello Santi (5:00)

  5. Gaetano Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (Act I, "Quanto e bella") - Luciano Pavarotti, tenor (2:28)

  6. Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (Act I, No. 1c, "Cruda, funesta smania"; Act II, No. 5d, "Se tradirmi"; Act II, No. 8, "Chi mi frena" (Sextet); Act II, No. 9, "T'allontana, sciagurato"; Act III, No. 12, "Dalle stanze"; Act III, No. 13b, "Ardon g'incensi"; Act III, No. 16b, "Perche non ho del vento") - Maria Callas, soprano; Giuseppe di Stefano, tenor; Tito Gobbi, baritone; Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Choir & Orchestra; cond. Tullio Serafin (19:46)

  7. Paolo Tosti (1846-1916): Three songs (La Serenata; Luna d'estate; Non t'amo più) - Luciano Pavarotti, tenor; Teatro Comunale Orchestra, Bologna; cond. Richard Bonynge (10:53)

  8. Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787): Orfeo ed Euridice (Act II, "Che faro senza Euridice!") - Vesselina Kasarova, mezzo soprano; Munich Radio Orchestra; cond. Friedrich Haider (4:21)

  9. Engelbert Humperdinck (1854-1921): Hänsel und Gretel (Overture) - Philharmonia Orchestra; cond. Constantin Silvestri (8:30)

  10. Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Eugene Onegin, Op. 24 (Polonaise) - Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; cond. Constantin Silvestri (4:30)

  11. Adolphe Adam (1803-1856): O Holy Night - Regina Nathan, soprano; Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra; Prague Chamber Choir; cond. Peter Vronsky (4:00)

  12. Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Concertino for clarinet & orchestra in E flat major, Op. 26 - Emma Johnson, clarinet; English Chamber Orchestra; cond. Sir Charles Groves (9:32)

  13. Alexander Borodin (1833-1887): In the Steppes of Central Asia - Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; cond. Constantin Silvestri (7:21)

  14. Michael Praetorius (c.1571-1621): In Dulci Jubilo - Taverner Consort Choir & Players; cond. Andrew Parrott (3:37)


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