Night Songs

August 29, 2020, 4:30 pm

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(Vincent van Gogh / Public domain)

As a follow up to last week’s program, “Morning Songs,” Larry ventures into the night with Anna Moffo, Thomas Hampson, Beverly Sills, and Alfredo Kraus singing pieces from Donizetti to Cole Porter.


“Com’e gentil…Tornami a dir che m’ami” from Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti
Beverly Sills, soprano; Alfredo Kraus, tenor; Ambrosian Opera Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra; Sarah Caldwell, conductor
(London 1978. EMI 5 66032 2)

“O Lovely Night” by Landon Ronald
Kirsten Flagstad, soprano; Edwin McArthur, piano
(Copenhagen 1936. SIMAX PSC 1824‐2)

“To Evening” by Jean Sibelius
Karita Mattila, soprano; Ilmo Ranta, piano
(Helsinki 1995. ONDINE ODE 1054‐2)

“Süße, süße Sommernacht” by Alexander Zemlinsky
Angelika Kirchschlager, mezzo-soprano; Helmut Deutsch, piano
(London 1999. SONY SK 64498)

“In the Still of the Night” from Rosalie by Cole Porter
Thomas Hampson, baritone; London Symphony Orchestra; John McGlinn, conductor
(London 1990. EMI CDC 7 54203 2)

“One Night of Love” from One Night of Love by Victor Schertzinger
Anna Moffo, soprano; RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra; Skitch Henderson, conductor
(New York 1964. SONY 88875032232‐07)