Tag Archives: mezzo soprano

Angela Gheorghiu: “Ständchen” by Franz Schubert: great compositions/performances


Angela Gheorghiu: “Ständchen” by Franz Schubert

Advertisements

Barcarolle from ‘Les contes d’Hoffmann’ by Offenbach


http://anisionogueira.com/:no reblogging without express permission! - all posts are copyright by George Bost-view on euzicasa.

http://anisionogueira.com/: no reblogging without express permission! – all posts are copyright by George Bost -View on euzicasa.

[youtube.com/watch?v=is0Lb4cj_3c]

Barcarolle from ‘Les contes d’Hoffmann‘ by Offenbach

Soprano Irina Iordachescu and mezzosoprano Cristina Iordachescu – Iordache – two sisters singing the Barcarolle from ‘Les contes d’Hoffmann’ by Offenbach, together with pianist Gonul Apdula, in the wonderful Concert Hall of ‘The Sutu Palace’ from Bucharest.

Enhanced by Zemanta

Make Music Part of your Life Series: Georges Bizet Carmen PART 1 of 20 (Prelude + Sur la Place)



I have now completely uploaded my favourite opera!
Georges Bizet‘s Carmen (4 Acts) (Part 1 of 20) (Prelude + Sur la Place)

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqflI0… (next part)

Composer: Georges Bizet 
Libretto: Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy

CARMEN: Maria Ewing (Soprano)
DON JOSE: Luis Lima (Tenor)
ESCAMILLO: Gino Quilico (Baritone)
MICAELA: Leontina Vaduva (Soprano)
ZUNIGA: Roderick Earle (Bass-Baritone)
MORALES: Christopher Booth-Jones (Baritone)
FRASQUITA: Judith Howarth (Soprano)
MERCEDES: Jean Rigby (Mezzo-Soprano)
LILLAS PASTIA: Daniel Pageon (Spoken role)
DANCAIRE: Burno Caproni (Bass-Baritone)
REMENDADO: Francis Egerton (Tenor)

Flamenco dancer: Juan Ortega
Stage Director: Nuria Espert
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Covent Garden 1991

Enhanced by Zemanta

CHOPIN: Scherzo in E, Op. 54 – GEORGE WALKER



George Walker, piano

from Albany TROY697 (2005)

http://www.albanyrecords.com

The songs for voice and piano by George Walker are among the finest written by an American composer and are “as outstanding as they are varied” according to Fanfare Magazine. Modus for Chamber Ensemble was commissioned by the Cygnus Ensemble. It received its premiere in New York in March, 2001. The four movements are characterized by recurring motives and highly rhythmical sections of great intensity. The title, Modus, refers to the elegant techniques used to transform and unify the movements. The Prayer for Organ was composed in 1996, 50 years after Walker’s famous Lyric for Strings, a memorial to his grandmother, was written. The similarity between these two works lies in the use of contrapuntal techniques. The Improvisation on St. Theodulph is a fantasia on the melody stated before the work begins. The Prayer and the Improvisation were commissioned by the regional chapter of the American Guild of Organists in Washington, D.C. Spires was commissioned for performance by Dr. Mickey Thomas Terry at the Convention in Denver of the National Chapter of the American Guild of Organists in 1998.

Contents:
George Walker, composer
In Time of Silver Rain
Patricia Green, mezzo-soprano, George Walker, piano

George Walker, composer
I Never Saw A Moor
Patricia Green, mezzo-soprano, George Walker, piano

George Walker, composer
Mother Goose
Patricia Green, mezzo-soprano, George Walker, piano

George Walker, composer
Response
Patricia Green, mezzo-soprano, George Walker, piano

George Walker, composer
Softly, Blow Lightly
Patricia Green, mezzo-soprano, George Walker, piano

George Walker, composer
Wild Nights
Patricia Green, mezzo-soprano, George Walker, piano

George Walker, composer
Mary Wore Three Links of Chain
Patricia Green, mezzo-soprano, George Walker, piano

George Walker, composer
Modus for Chamber Ensemble
Tara O’Connor, flute, Robert Ingliss, oboe, William Anderson, guitar, Oren Fader, guitar, Calvin Wiersma, violin, Susannah Chapman, cello

Franz Liszt, composer
Sonetto del Petrarca 104
George Walker, piano

Franz Liszt, composer
Valse Oubliee No. 1
George Walker, piano

Frederic Chopin, composer
Mazurka in C, op. 33, no. 2
George Walker, piano

Frederic Chopin, composer
Mazurka in D flat, op. 30, no. 3
George Walker, piano

Frederic Chopin, composer
Mazurka in f minor, op. 63, no. 2
George Walker, piano

Frederic Chopin, composer
Etude in G flat, op. 10, no. 5
George Walker, piano

Frederic Chopin, composer
Scherzo in E, op. 54
George Walker, piano

George Walker, composer
Prayer
Trent Johnson, organ

George Walker, composer
Improvisation on St. Theodulph
Trent Johnson, organ

George Walker, composer
Spires
Trent Johnson, organ

 

Remembering Donna Summers: Last Dance


Excerpts from Wikipedia article: “LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012), known by the stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer-songwriter who gained prominence during the disco era of the 1970s. She had a mezzo-soprano vocal range, and was a five-time Grammy Awardwinner. Summer was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach number one on the U.S. Billboard chart, and she also charted four number-one singles in the United States within a 13-month period.

Summer died on May 17, 2012. The Associated Press reports that she died in the morning at her home in Key West, Florida at age 63 following a battle with cancer. The Bradenton Herald quotes “Sarasota County records” stating that she lived in Englewood, Florida at the time of her death. The reference did not state the place of her death.

“Summer’s mother later recalled that from the time she could talk, Summer would often sing: “She literally loved to sing. She used to go through the house singing, singing. She sang for breakfast and for lunch and for supper.”
(From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donna_Summer)