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.


15th November

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  • Rameau, Jean-Philippe: Les Indes galantes. Vaste empire des mers. Sandrine Piau, sop? Les Arts Florissants/William Christie.
  • Massenet, Jules: Le Roi de Lahore: Voix qui me remplissez d'une ineffable ivresse. Rolando Villazon, ten. French Radio PO/Evelino Pido.
  • Delibes, Leo: Lakme. Bell song. Natalie Dessay, sop. Toulouse Capitole Choir, Toulouse Capitole Orch/Michel Plasson.
  • Mahler, Gustav: Song of the Earth. The drunkard in Spring. Rene Kollo, ten. Chicago SO/Sir Georg Solti.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Abduction from the Seraglio, K384. Ach, wie will ich triumphieren. Martti Talvela, bass Vienna PO, Vienna State Opera Chorus/Sir Georg Solti.
  • Stravinsky, Igor: Le Rossignol. Elizabeth Laurence, alto, Felicity Palmer, sop., Michael George, bass, Phyllis Bryn-Julson, sop. BBC Singers, BBC SO/Pierre Boulez.
  • Badings, Henk: Chansons orientales - Eastern songs. Hein Meens, ten., Tilly Keessen, pno.

  • 8th November

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  • Rameau, Jean-Philippe: Anacreon: L'amour est le dieu de la paix. Sandrine Piau, sop. Les Paladins/Jerome Correas.
  • Ravel, Maurice: Don Quixote to Dulcinea. Dalton Baldwin, pno., Gerard Souzay, bar.
  • Gounod, Charles: D'un coeur qui t'aime. Ann Murray, m-sop., Dame Felicity Lott, sop., Graham Johnson, pno.
  • Duparc, Henri: La Vie Anterieure. Amir Farid, pno., Siobhan Stagg, sop.
  • Boieldieu, Adrien: La Dame blanche: Chut, chut…D'ici voyez ce beau domaine. Jean-Christophe Keck, ten., Magdalena Kozena, m-sop. Mahler CO/Marc Minkowski.
  • Faure, Gabriel: Apres un reve, Op.7/1. Ian Munro, pno., Sara Macliver, sop.
  • Bruneau, Alfred L'attaque du moulin: Adieu, foret profonde. Bryan Hymel, ten., Prague Philharmonia/Emmanuel Villaume
  • Vierne, Louis: Psyche, Op.33. Steve Davislim, ten. Queensland Orch/Guillaume Tourniaire.

  • 1st November

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  • Gluck, Christoph Willibald von: Alceste: Divinites du Styx. Suzanne Danco, sop. Swiss Romande Orch/Alberto Erede.
  • Wagner R: Mastersingers of Nuremberg: Was duftet doch der Flieder. Paul Schoeffler, bar. Vienna PO/Hans Knappertsbusch.
  • Mahler, Gustav: Ruckert Lieder: Ich atmet' einen linden Duft. Kathleen Ferrier, contr. Vienna PO/Bruno Walter.
  • Meyerbeer, Giacomo: Les Huguenots - Seigneur, rempart et seul soutien … Piff paff. Cesare Siepi, bass St Cecilia Academy Orch/Alberto Erede.
  • Ponchielli, Amilcare: La Gioconda: Cielo e mar. Mario del Monaco, ten. St Cecilia Academy Orch/Alberto Erede.
  • Wagner R: Wesendonck Lieder, Op.91. Kirsten Flagstad, sop. Vienna PO/Hans Knappertsbusch.
  • Schubert, Franz: Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D774. Karl Hudez, pno., Lisa Della Casa, sop.
  • Wolf, Hugo: Morike Lieder No.6: Er ist's. Karl Hudez, pno., Lisa Della Casa, sop.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Don Carlos: O don fatale. Giuletta Simionato, m-sop. St Cecilia Academy Orch/Franco Ghione.
  • Gounod, Charles: Faust: Avant de quitter ces lieux. Gerard Souzay, bar. New SO/Paul Bonneau.

  • 25th October

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  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Spiegarti non poss'io, K489. Siobhan Stagg, sop., Linard Vrielink, ten., Pygmalion/Raphael Picon
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Marriage of Figaro - Non piu andrai. Alastair Miles, bass Scottish CO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Marriage of Figaro - Porgi amor. Elisabeth Grümmer, sop., Berlin PO/Wilhelm Schüchter
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Don Giovanni: In quali eccessi, o Numi...Mi tradi quell'alma ingrata. Joyce DiDonato, m-sop. Mahler CO/Yannick Nezet-Seguin.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Don Giovanni - La ci darem la mano. Cesare Siepi, bass, Hilde Gueden, sop. Vienna PO/Josef Krips.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Don Giovanni: Il mio tesoro. Fritz Wunderlich, ten. Vienna State Opera Orch/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Cosi fan tutte. Come scoglio. Monserrat Caballe, sop.Royal Opera House Orch. Covent Garden/Sir Colin Davis.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Magic Flute - Pa-Pa-Pa-Papagena. Isobel Buchanan, sop., John Pringle, bar. Queensland SO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Magic Flute - Highlights. Edita Gruberova, sop.Zurich Opera Orch/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

  • 18th October

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  • Dennis, Matt: Everything Happens to Me. Chet Baker, tpt., Chet Baker, voc. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Kern, Jerome: A Fine Romance. Ella Fitzgerald, voc. Unnamed Orch .
  • Rodgers, Richard: Carousel: What's the use of wond'rin'. Barbara Cook, voc. Royal PO/Paul Gemignani.

  • 11th October

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  • Landini, Francesco: Ecco la primavera. Hanna Crisp, m-sop., Vivien Hamilton, sop.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Fidelio: In des Lebens Fruhlingstagen. Peter Seiffert, ten. CO of Europe/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: See how fair Spring is Laughing, K.580. Sara Macliver, sop. Tasmanian SO/Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
  • Schubert, Franz: By the Brook in Springtime, D361. Helmut Deutsch, pno., Matthias Goerne, bass .
  • Wagner R: Die Walkure: Wintersturme wichen dem Wonnemond. Stuart Skelton, ten. West Australian SO/Asher Fisch.
  • Wagner R: Die Walkure: Du Bist der Lenz. Nance Grant, sop. Melbourne SO/Leif Segerstam.
  • Wolf, Hugo: Morike Lieder: Im Fruhling. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar., Sviatoslav Richter, pno.
  • Saint-Saens, Camille: Samson and Delilah: Printemps qui commence. Giuletta Simionato, m-sop. St Cecilia Academy Orch/Fernando Previtali.
  • Schubert, Franz: Im Fruhling, D882. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Olaf Baer, bar.
  • Sullivan, Sir Arthur: The Mikado: The flowers that bloom in the spring. Elsie Morison, sop., Geraint Evans, bass, Richard Lewis, ten. Pro Arte Orch/Sir Malcolm Sargent.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Sehnsucht nach dem Fruhlinge, K.596. Christoph Berner, pno., Werner Gura, ten.

  • 4th October

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  • Schumann, Robert: Widmung, Op.25/1. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Jessye Norman, sop.
  • Strauss R: Ariadne auf Naxos. Es gibt ein Reich. Jessye Norman, sop. Gewandhaus Orch/Kurt Masur.
  • Purcell, Henry: Dido and Aeneas: Dido's Lament. Jessye Norman, sop. English CO/Raymond Leppard.
  • Strauss R: Four Last Songs. Jessye Norman, sop. Gewandhaus Orch/Kurt Masur.
  • Berg, Alban: Five Orchestral Songs to Picture Postcard Texts by Peter Altenberg, Op.4. Jessye Norman, sop. London SO/Pierre Boulez.
  • Schubert, Franz: Der Tod und das Madchen, D531. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Jessye Norman, sop.
  • Brahms, Johannes: Geistliches Wiegenlied, Op.91/2. Jessye Norman, sop, Ulrich von Wrochem, vla, Geoffrey Parsons, pno.

  • 27th September

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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.

  • 20th September

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  • Sullivan, Sir Arthur: Coming Home. Ann Murray, m-sop., Dame Felicity Lott, sop., Graham Johnson, pno.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Elijah, Op.70. Thomas Allen, bar.. Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Academy St Martin in the Fields Chorus/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Parry, Sir Charles Hubert (arr. Prizeman, Robert): Dear Lord and Father of Mankind. Aled Jones, bar., Aled Jones, treb. English Session Orch/Robert Prizeman.
  • Parry, Sir Charles Hubert: Love is a bable. Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone, Malcolm Martineau, pno.
  • Stanford, Sir Charles: Songs of the Sea, Op.91: Drake's Drum. Gregory Yurisich, bar. Tasmanian SO/David Lloyd-Jones.
  • Stanford, Sir Charles: The Fairy Lough. Kathleen Ferrier, contr.
  • Stanford, Sir Charles: A Soft Day. Bernadette Greevy, contr., Hugh Tinney, pno.
  • Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel: The Song of Hiawatha, Op.30 - Scenes. Arthur Davies, ten., Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone, Helen Field, sop. Welsh National Opera Chorus, Welsh National Opera Orch/Kenneth Alwyn.
  • White, Maude Valerie: So We'll Go No More a'Roving. Dame Felicity Lott, sop., Graham Johnson, pno.
  • Elgar, Sir Edward: Caractacus, Op.35 They gather the wreaths. Judith Howarth, sop., Arthur Davies, ten. London SO, London Symphony Chorus/Richard Hickox.
  • Sullivan, Sir Arthur: The Mikado. Alone, and yet alive ... Hearts do not break. Felicity Palmer, cont. Welsh National Chorus, Welsh National Opera Orch/Sir Charles Mackerras.


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