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Va, pensiero - Great Opera Choruses
Va, pensiero - Great Opera Choruses (ABC Classics 480 7518)
SKU: 16189
Price:
AU $27.27

  
Label: ABC Classics Cat. No.: 480 7518 Medium: CD No. Discs: 2

Experience the amazing power of massed voices in ABC Classics' sumptuous new collection of opera's truly great choruses ' Va', pensiero'.

This 2CD album features stirring performances from some of the world's finest choruses and ensembles, including the Chorus of La Scala in Milan, the Bayreuth Festival Chorus, Cantillation, the Bavarian State Opera Chorus and the London Opera Chorus.

Triumph and tragedy, loyalty and longing, rage and rejoicing, pride and passion: opera has it all, and the choruses don't hold anything back. With favourites like the Humming Chorus from Madama Butterfly, the Prisoners' Chorus from Fidelio, the Pilgrims' Chorus from Tannhauser, the Anvil Chorus from Il trovatore and the Triumphal March from Aida - plus of course Va', pensiero, voted Australia's favourite opera chorus in ABC Classic FM's Classic 100 Opera - this collection is the perfect indulgence for any lover of opera.

Artists: Chorus of La Scala in Milan, Bayreuth Festival Chorus, Cantillation, Bavarian State Opera Chorus, London Opera Chorus.
Composers: Verdi, Gounod, Puccini, Tchaikovsky, Leoncavallo, Boito, Wagner, Beethoven, Mussorgsky, Nicolai, Handel, Purcell, Mascagni, Mozart, Weber, Berlioz, Donizetti, Sullivan.
Tracks: CD1

VERDI: LA TRAVIATA
1 Di Madride noi siam mattadori (We are matadors from Madrid)

GOUNOD: FAUST
2 Gloire immortelle de nos aieux (Immortal glory of our forefathers)

VERDI: NABUCCO
3 Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves: Va', pensiero (Fly, my thoughts, on gilded wings)

PUCCINI: MADAMA BUTTERFLY
4 Humming Chorus

TCHAIKOVSKY: EUGENE ONEGIN
5 Servant Girls' Chorus: Dyevitsi, drasavitsi (Pretty maidens, dear companions)

LEONCAVALLO: PAGLIACCI
6 Bell Chorus: Din, don , suona vespero (Ding, dong, the bells are ringing for vespers)

VERDI: OTELLO
7 Fuoco di gioia (Fire of rejoicing)

BOITO: MEFISTOFELE
8 Ave, Signor degli angeli e dei santi! (Hail, Lord of the angels and saints!)

WAGNER: THE FLYING DUTCHMAN
9 Sailors' Chorus: Steuermann, lass' die Wacht! (Helmsman, leave your watch!)

VERDI: THE BATTLE OF LEGNANO
10 Giuramento: Giuriam d'Italia por fine ai danni (Vow: We swear to put an end to Italy's wrongs)

BEETHOVEN: FIDELIO
11 Prisoners' Chorus: O welche Lust (O what joy)

WAGNER: TANNHÄUSER

12 Pilgrims' Chorus: Begluck darf nun dich, o Heimat, ich schauen (With joy I now behold my homeland)

VERDI: IL TROVATORE
13 Soldiers’ Chorus: Squilli, echeggi la tromba guerriera (Let the warlike trumpet blaze forth)

MUSSORGSKY: BORIS GODUNOV
14 Coronation Scene

NICOLAI: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
15 O susser Mond, o holde Nacht (O sweet moon, O tender night)

VERDI: MACBETH
16 Chorus of the Scottish Refugees: Patria oppressa (Oppressed homeland)

PUCCINI: TURANDOT
17 Gira la cote (Turn the grindstone)

CD2

VERDI: DON CARLOS
1 Spuntato ecco il dì d'esultanza (Behold, the day of rejoicing has dawned)

WAGNER: THE FLYING DUTCHMAN
2 Spinning Chorus: Summ und brumm, du gutes Radchen (Whir and whirl, little wheel)

HANDEL: SEMELE
3 Now Love, That Everlasting Boy

PURCELL: THE FAIRY QUEEN
4 Hush, No More, Be Silent, All

MASCAGNI: CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA
5 Easter Hymn: Regina coeli laetare (Rejoice, O queen of Heaven)

VERDI: I LOMBARDI ALLA PRIMA CROCIATA (THE LOMBARDS AT THE FIRST CRUSADE)
6 O signore, dal tetto natio (O Lord, you called us from our native hearths)

WAGNER: LOHENGRIN
7 Bridal Chorus: Treulich gefuhrt ziehet dahin (Faithfully guided, draw near)

VERDI: AIDA
8 Triumphal March: Gloria all'Egitto (Glory to Egypt)

MOZART: THE MAGIC FLUTE
9 O Isis und Osiris, welche Wonne! (O Isis and Osiris, what joy!)

WEBER: DER FREISCHÜTZ
10 Huntsmen's Chorus: Was gleicht wohl auf Erden dem Jagervergnugen? (What pleasure on earth can match the joy of hunting?)

BERLIOZ: THE TROJANS
11 Dieux protecteurs de la ville eternelle (Gods who watch over the eternal city)

VERDI: NABUCCO
12 Gli arredi festivi giu cadano infranti (Throw down and shatter the festive decorations)

GOUNOD: FAUST
13 Vin ou biere (Wine or beer)

VERDI: ATTILA
14 Urli, rapine (Shouts, pillage)

DONIZETTI: LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
15 Per te d'immenso giubilo (Immense joy shall be yours)

VERDI: IL TROVATORE
16 Anvil Chorus: Vedi! Le fosche notturne spogli (Look! Heaven is casting off the dark shadows of night)

GILBERT & SULLVAN: THE GONDOLIERS
17 Dance a Cachuca
Medium: CD
No. of Discs: 2
SKU #: 16189
Label: ABC Classics
Catalog #: 480 7518
Price: AU $27.27   
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