Remembering Jessye Norman

December 7, 2019, 4:30 pm

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(Photo: Walters Art Museum [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)])

The late American diva is heard in a special one‐hour tribute. Hear dramatic soprano Jessye Norman in some of her greatest roles, including arias by Mozart, Purcell, Wagner, Strauss, and a rendition of the classic ‘Amazing Grace.’

Playlist

“Dich, teure Halle” from Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner
Jessye Norman, soprano; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Klaus Tennstedt, conductor
(London 1987. EMI 5 65576 2)

“Porgi, amor” from The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Jessye Norman, soprano; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis, conductor
(London 1971. PHILIPS 422 895‐2)

“When I am laid in earth” from Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell
Jessye Norman, soprano; English Chamber Orchestra; Raymond Leppard, conductor
(London. PHILIPS 422 895‐2)

“Es gibt ein Reich” from Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss
Jessye Norman, soprano; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; Kurt Masur, conductor
(Leipzig. PHILIPS 422 895‐2)

“Beim Schlafengehen” from Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss
Jessye Norman, soprano; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; Kurt Masur, conductor
(Leipzig 1982. PHILIPS 411 052‐2)

“Zueignung” by Richard Strauss
Jessye Norman, soprano; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; Kurt Masur, conductor
(Leipzig 1982. PHILIPS 422 895‐2)

“Liebestod” from Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner
Jessye Norman, soprano; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Klaus Tenstedt, conductor
(London 1987. EMI 5 65576 2)

Von der Schönheit” from Das Lied von der Erde by Gustav Mahler
Jessye Norman, soprano; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis, conductor
(London 1981. PHILIPS 411 474‐2)

“Les Chemins de l’amour” by Francis Poulenc
Jessye Norman, soprano; Dalton Baldwin, piano
(PHILIPS 422 895‐2)

“Amazing Grace” Traditional Christian hymn
Jessye Norman, soprano; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Alexander Gibson, conductor
(London. PHILIPS 422 894‐2)