Music for the voice, featuring the greatest singers from the past and present in a repertoire including art songs, ballads, lieder, sacred works, choral music, and items from operas and musicals.


7th August

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  • Mahler, Gustav: Parting & farewell. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Thomas Hampson, bar.
  • Bernstein, Leonard: Candide: Glitter and be gay. Barbara Cook, sop. Unnamed orch/Samuel Krachmalnick
  • Schubert, Franz: The Youth and Death, D545. Franz Rupp, pno., Marian Anderson, contr.
  • Schubert, Franz: The Trout, D550. Kosti Vehanen, pno., Marian Anderson, contr.
  • Rossini, Gioachino: Le Comte Ory: Que les destins prospères. Lawrence Brownlee, ten. Kaunas City SO/Constantine Orbelian
  • Gluck, Christoph Willibald von: Alceste: Divinites du Styx. Marilyn Horne, m-sop. Swiss Romande Orch/Henry Lewis.
  • Wagner R: Die Walkure. Ein Schwert verhiesst mir der Vater. James King, ten. Vienna PO/Sir Georg Solti.
  • Strauss R: Ariadne auf Naxos: Es gibt ein Reich. Leontyne Price, sop. London SO/Fausto Cleva.
  • Gounod, Charles: Faust: Introduction and Serenade. Samuel Ramey, bass London PO/Julius Rudel.

  • 31st July

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  • Handel, George Frederic: Alexander's Feast: War, he sung, is toil and trouble. Richard Lewis, ten. London SO/Sir Malcolm Sargent.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Dixit Dominus, HWV 241: Tecum principium. Julia Lezhneva, sop. Il Giardino Armonico/Giovanni Antonini.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Messiah: The Trumpet Shall Sound. Franz Crass, bass, Maurice Andre, tpt. Munich Bach Orch/Karl Richter.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Theodora: O bright example of all goodness!..Bane of virtue, bane of passions. Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, m-sop. Orch of Age of Enlightenment/Harry Bicket.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Acis and Galatea, HWV49: I rage, I melt, I burn. Owen Brannigan, bass, Thurston Dart, cont. Philomusica of London/Sir Adrian Boult.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Alcina: Tornami a vagheggiar. Anna Prohaska, sop. Arcangelo/Jonathan Cohen.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Solomon - HWV67. From morn to eve ... See the tall palm. Paul Agnew, ten. Gabrieli Consort and Players/Paul McCreesh.

  • 24th July

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  • Lecocq, Charles: One Hundred Maidens: Oh gay Paris. Mady Mesple, sop. Monte Carlo PO/Pierre Dervaux.
  • Ravel, Maurice: Deux epigrammes de Clement Marot. Dalton Baldwin, pno., Gerard Souzay, bar.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Julius Caesar: L'aure che spira. Nathalie Stutzmann, contr. Orfeo 55/Nathalie Stutzmann.
  • Puccini, Giacomo: La Boheme: Che gelida manina. Roberto Alagna, ten. London PO/Sir Richard Armstrong.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Aci, Galatea e Polifemo. Precipitoso ... Laurent Naouri, bar.Concert d'Astree/Emmanuelle Haim.
  • Gliere, Reinhold: Coloratura Concerto in F minor, Op.82. Natalie Dessay, sop. Berlin SO/Michael Schonwandt.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Don Carlos: Felice ancor io son...Per me giunto e il di supremo. Ludovic Tezier, bar. Baden-Baden RSO/Marco Armiliato.
  • Gounod, Charles: Faust: Il etait un roi de Thule. Regine Crespin, sop. Unnamed Orchestra/Jésus Etcheverry

  • 17th July

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  • Lecocq, Charles: One Hundred Maidens: Oh gay Paris. Mady Mesple, sop. Monte Carlo PO/Pierre Dervaux.
  • Ravel, Maurice: Deux epigrammes de Clement Marot. Dalton Baldwin, pno., Gerard Souzay, bar.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Julius Caesar: L'aure che spira. Nathalie Stutzmann, contr. Orfeo 55/Nathalie Stutzmann.
  • Puccini, Giacomo: La Boheme: Che gelida manina. Roberto Alagna, ten. London PO/Sir Richard Armstrong.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Aci, Galatea e Polifemo. Precipitoso ... Laurent Naouri, bar.Concert d'Astree/Emmanuelle Haim.
  • Gliere, Reinhold: Coloratura Concerto in F minor, Op.82. Natalie Dessay, sop. Berlin SO/Michael Schonwandt.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Don Carlos: Felice ancor io son...Per me giunto e il di supremo. Ludovic Tezier, bar. Baden-Baden RSO/Marco Armiliato.
  • Gounod, Charles: Faust: Il etait un roi de Thule. Regine Crespin, sop. Unnamed Orchestra/Jésus Etcheverry

  • 10th July

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    3rd July

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  • Handel, George Frederic: Arioso: Dank sei dir. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Jessye Norman, sop.
  • Schumann, Robert: Widmung, Op.25/1. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Jessye Norman, sop.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Fidelio: Abscheulicher. Jessye Norman, sop. Dresden State Orch/Bernard Haitink.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Fidelio: Mir ist so wunderbar. Hans-Peter Blochwitz, ten., Jessye Norman, sop., Kurt Moll, bass, Pamela Coburn, sop. Dresden State Orch/Bernard Haitink.
  • Schubert, Franz: Der Musensohn, D764. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Jessye Norman, sop.
  • Schubert, Franz: Ave Maria, D839, Op.52/6. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Jessye Norman, sop.
  • Debussy, Claude: Early Songs. James Levine, pno., Jessye Norman, sop.
  • Debussy, Claude: Early Songs. James Levine, pno., Jessye Norman, sop.
  • Debussy, Claude: Early Songs. James Levine, pno., Jessye Norman, sop.
  • Strauss R: Morgen, Op.27/4. Jessye Norman, sop. Gewandhaus Orch/Kurt Masur.
  • Offenbach, Jacques: Tales of Hoffmann. Anne Sofie von Otter, m-sop., Cheryl Studer, sop., Francisco Araiza, ten., Jessye Norman, sop. Dresden State Orch, Leipzig Radio Choir/Jeffrey Tate.
  • Offenbach, Jacques: Tales of Hoffmann. Anne Sofie von Otter, m-sop., Cheryl Studer, sop., Francisco Araiza, ten., Jessye Norman, sop. Dresden State Orch, Leipzig Radio Choir/Jeffrey Tate.
  • Traditional: You Can Tell the World. Jessye Norman, sop. Unnamed Orch/James Levine.
  • Traditional: Oh, What a Beautiful City. Jessye Norman, sop., Kathleen Battle, sop. Unnamed Orch/James Levine.
  • Traditional: Gospel Train. Jessye Norman, sop., Kathleen Battle, sop. Unnamed Choir, Unnamed Orch/James Levine.

  • 26th June

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    19th June

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  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Rigoletto: Questa o quella. Jussi Bjoerling, ten.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Rigoletto - Quel vecchio maledivami..Signor, va non ho niente. Neil Warren-Smith, bass, Robert Allman, bar. Sydney SO/Eric Clapham.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Rigoletto: Figlia, Mio Padre!. Anna Moffo, sop., Robert Merrill, bar. RCA Italiana Opera Orch/Sir Georg Solti.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Rigoletto: Gualtier Malde...Caro nome. Maria Callas, sop, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano/Tullio Serafin
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Rigoletto: Parmi veder le lagrima. Luciano Pavarotti, ten. Royal Opera House Orch. Covent Garden/Sir Edward Downes.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Rigoletto: Poverno Rigoletto. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar., Virgilio Carbonari, bass La Scala Chorus, Milan, La Scala Orch, Milan/Rafael Kubelik.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Rigoletto: Cortigiani, vil razza dannata. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar. La Scala Orch, Milan/Rafael Kubelik.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Rigoletto: La donna e mobile. Jonas Kaufmann, ten. Parma Opera Orch, Piacenza Municipal Theatre Chorus/Pier Giorgio Morandi.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Rigoletto: Bella figlia dell'amore. Dame Joan Sutherland, sop., Huguette Tourangeau, sop., Luciano Pavarotti, ten., Sherrill Milnes, bar.

  • 12th June

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