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10/16/10 12:00PM

This afternoon, enjoy a collection of host favorites!  We'll hear a tribute to Dame Joan Sutherland, who passed away this week at the age of 83, as well as excerpts from Mozart's Don Giovanni, Richard Strauss's Capriccio, and Debussy's Pelleas et Melisande.

Playlist

12:07pm

Cosi fan tutti, K. 588
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Conductor: Sir Colin Davis
Soloists: Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano ; Nicolai Gedda, tenor ; Wladimiro Ganzarolli ; Richard Van Allan
CD/Album: Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte
Record co./Cat #: Philips 422542
Release Year: 1974
 
 

12:22pm

Parsifal: Hier war das Tosen!, Komm, komm, holder Knabe!
Composer: Richard Wagner
Ensemble: Metroplolitan Opera and Chorus
Conductor: James Levine
Soloists: Placido Domingo ; Heidi Grant-Murphy
CD/Album: Richard Wagner
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 437501
Release Year: 1994
 
 

12:41pm

Die Fledermaus: Act I Finale
Composer: Johann Strauss
Ensemble: Vienna State Opera & Vienna Philharmonik
Conductor: Clemens Krauss
Soloists: Hilde Guden ; Anton Dermota ; Wilma Lipp ; Kurt Preger
Record co./Cat #: Preiser 90941
Release Year: 1950
 
 

12:53pm

Fruhlingsstimmen, 410
Composer: Johann Strauss
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonik
Conductor: Clemens Krauss
CD/Album: Johann Strauss: Die Fledermaus
Record co./Cat #: Preiser 90941
Release Year: 1950
 
 

1:08am

Semele: Act 3, Scene 3
Composer: Georg Frederick Handel
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: John Nelson
Soloists: Kathleen Battle, soprano ; Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano
CD/Album: Handel: Semele
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 435782
Release Year: 1993
 
 

1:27am

La boheme: Si, mi chiamano Mimi
Composer: Giaccomo Puccini
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Soloists: Maria Callas, soprano
CD/Album: Callas: La Divina
Record co./Cat #: EMI 54702
 
 

1:32am

Mefistofele: L'altra notte in fondo al mare
Artist Name: Maria Callas
Composer: Arrigo Boito
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Soloists: Maria Callas, soprano
CD/Album: Callas Opera Arias
Record co./Cat #: EMI 747282
Release Year: 1986
 
 

1:46am

Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail: Overture & Opening Sequence
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Staatskapelle Dresden
Conductor: Karl Bohm
Soloists: Peter Schreier, tenor ; Kurt Moll, bass
CD/Album: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 423459
Release Year: 1974
 
 

2:11am

Lucia di Lammermoor: Mad Scene (excerpt)
Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Ensemble: Orchestra dell' Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma
Conductor: Sir John Pritchard
Soloists: Joan Sutherland, soprano
CD/Album: Joan Sutherland: Greatest Hits
Record co./Cat #: London 417780
Release Year: 1989
 
 

2:18am

Norma: Casta diva
Composer: Vincenzo Bellini
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Soloists: Joan Sutherland, soprano
CD/Album: Joan Sutherland: Greatest Hits
Record co./Cat #: London 417780
Release Year: 1989
 
 

2:22am

Rigoletto: Caro nome
Composer: Guiseppi Verdi
Ensemble: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Conductor: Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Soloists: Joan Sutherland, soprano
CD/Album: The Art of the Prima Donna
Record co./Cat #: Decca 289467115
Release Year: 2000
 
 

2:38am

Capriccio: Scenes 4-6
Composer: Richard Strauss
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic
Conductor: Ulf Schirmer
Soloists: Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano ; Uve Heilmann, tenor ; Olaf Bar, baritone
Record co./Cat #: London 444405
Release Year: 1996
 
 

3:04am

Rigoletto: La donna e mobile
Composer: Guisseppi Verdi
Ensemble: Rome Opera Orchestra
Conductor: Jonel Perlea
Soloists: Jussi Bjorling, tenor
CD/Album: Verdi: Rigoletto
Record co./Cat #: RCA 60172
 
 

3:06am

La traviata: Libiamo
Composer: Guiseppi Verdi
Ensemble: Orchestra Sinfonico di Torino della RAI; Coro Cetra
Conductor: Gabriele Santini
Soloists: Maria Callas, soprano ; Francesco Albenese
CD/Album: Maria Callas: Birth of a Diva -- Legendary Early Recordings
Record co./Cat #: WCJ 256469814
 
 

3:10am

Otello: Opening Scene
Composer: Guiseppi Verdi
Ensemble: Rome Opera & Chorus
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
CD/Album: Verdi: Otello
Record co./Cat #: RCA 1969
Release Year: 1976
 
 

3:14am

Ave Maria
Composer: Guiseppi Verdi
Ensemble: Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Conductor: Bruno Seidler-Winkler
Soloists: Tiana Lemnitz, soprano
Record co./Cat #: RCA Unknown
Release Year: c. 1935
 
 

3:26am

Die Walkure, Act 1, Scene 3
Composer: Richard Wagner
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Soloists: James King, tenor ; Regine Crespin, tenor
CD/Album: Wagner: Die Walkure
Record co./Cat #: London 414105
 
 

3:51am

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Composer: Gustav Mahler
Ensemble: Halle Orchestra
Conductor: Sir John Barbirolli
Soloists: Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano
CD/Album: Mahler: Kindertotenlieder, 5 Ruckertlieder, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Record co./Cat #: EMI 7243566996
 
 

4:15am

Don Giovanni: Act 2 Finale
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Schutz Choir of London & London Classical Players
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Soloists: Andreas Schmidt, baritone ; Gregory Yurisich, baritone ; Lynn Dawson, soprano ; Alastair Miles, bass
CD/Album: Mozart: Don Giovanni
 
 

4:37am

Der Rosenkavalier: Trio & Finale
Composer: Richard Strauss
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach
Soloists: Renee Fleming, soprano ; Barbara Bonney ; Susan Graham
CD/Album: Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier
Record co./Cat #: Decca 466314
 
 
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