Six American Sopranos

October 6, 2018, 4:30 pm

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Six sopranos from the past and present are heard. They are Eileen Farrell, Edith Mason, Christine Brewer, Kitty Carlisle, Renée Fleming and Eleanor Steber.


“Pace, pace, mio Dio” from La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi
Eileen Farrell, soprano; Columbia Symphony Orchestra; Max Rudolf, conductor
(New York 1960. SONY MHK 63258)

“Jewel Song” from Faust by Charles Gounod
Edith Mason, soprano; Orchestra; Frank Black, conductor
(Chicago 1925. ROMOPHONE 81009‐2)

“Bolero” from Zaïde by Hector Berlioz
Eleanor Steber, soprano; Columbia Symphony Orchestra; Jean-Paul Morel, conductor
(SONY MHK 62356)

“Songs My Mother Taught Me” from Gypsy Songs by Antonín Dvořák
Christine Brewer, soprano; London Philharmonic Orchestra; David Parry, conductor

“Romance” from The Desert Song by Sigmund Romberg
Kitty Carlisle, soprano; Orchestra; Isaac Van Grove, conductor
(New York 1944. DECCA 440 018 730‐2)

“Glück das mir verblieb” from Die tote Stadt by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Renée Fleming, soprano; English Chamber Orchestra; Jeffrey Tate, conductor
(London 1997. LONDON 289 458 858‐2)