Morning Songs

August 22, 2020, 4:30 pm

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The day begins with the “Awakening Scene” from Strauss’s The Egyptian Helen, sung by Leontyne Price. The morning continues with Die Meistersinger, The Mikado, Oklahoma!, and much more. Artists include The King’s Singers, René Kollo, Bryn Terfel, and Jonas Kaufmann.


“Awakening Scene” from The Egyptian Helen by Richard Strauss
Leontyne Price, soprano; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Erich Leinsdorf, conductor
(Boston 1963. BMG 09026‐68153‐2)

“Prize Song” from Die Meistersinger by Richard Wagner
René Kollo, tenor; Helen Donath, soprano, with supporting cast; Chorus of the Dresden State Opera; Orchestra of the Dresden Staatskapelle; Herbert Von Karajan, conductor
(Dresden 1970. EMI 5 67152 2)

“Morning Song” by Toivo Kuula
Karita Mattila, soprano; Ilmo Ranta, piano
(Helsinki 1995. ONDINE ODE 1054‐2)

“Let Beauty Awake” from Songs of Travel by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone; Malcolm Martineau, piano
(London 1995. DGG 445 946‐2)

“Brightly Dawns Our Wedding Day” from The Mikado by W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan
The King’s Singers
(London 1993. RCA VICTOR 09026‐61885‐2)

“Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” from Oklahoma! by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein
Alfred Drake with Orchestra; Jay Blackton, conductor
(New York 1943. DECCA 012 157 981‐2)

“Mattinata” by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Jonas Kaufmann, tenor; Orchestra del Teatro Massimo di Palermo; Asher Fisch, conductor
(Palermo 2016. SONY 88875183632)