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Subject: Re: Favorite non-opera vocal works?
From: Vesna Danilovic <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Vesna Danilovic <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 25 Feb 2018 16:12:04 -0500
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OMG, as I pressed 'send', I immediately saw an unforgivable typo, but too
late - for THE DREAM OF GERONTIUS, Elgar!! (of course, not Delius who only
rhymes with Gerontius, but nothing else :-))

On Sun, Feb 25, 2018 at 4:08 PM, Vesna Danilovic <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> Way too many to mention them all, but if I were to single out only a few
> then here it goes (with loads of extra credits, I hope)...
>
> Schubert, WINTERREISE - love some tenor renditions, but still prefer it in
> the baritone voice - favorite recordings: Gerhard Hüsch, Hans Hotter
> (mid-50s version with Gerald Moore), Heinz Rehfuss, Christian Gerhaher
>
> Delius - THE DREAM OF GERONTIUS - 1950s live performance in Rome with Jon
> Vickers, Barbirolli conducting; also love Sargent's 1st version with Heddle
> Nash, Ripley and Noble, and a few later recordings for individual singers
> (Baker's Angel above all) or conducting, but overall the Vickers-Barbirolli
> reading would have to be my desert island choice
>
> Bach, ST. MATTHEW PASSION - I love quite a few different interpretations
> from the classic Klemperer to Furtwangler; the first time I heard it was on
> the live 1950 recording from Vienna, memorably with Kathleen Ferrier and
> Irmgard Seefried, Karajan conducting, and it remains my sentimental favorite
>
> Grechaninov's CREDO / THE CREED - a very old and obscure recording from
> 1931 credited to the Russian Metropolitan Church Choir in Paris; although
> my mom was not Russian, this beautiful choral piece somehow evokes
> nostalgia in me and I regularly listen to it every Mother's Day
>
> Richard Strauss, FOUR LAST SONGS - Lisa della Casa and Sena Jurinac. What
> a shame that the Flagstad/Furtwangler recording suffers from serious
> engineering problems.
>
> Vesna
>
>
> On Sun, Feb 25, 2018 at 12:46 PM, Rich Lowenthal <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> This has come up before but it's been quiet and I thought I would raise
>> it again: what are your favorite non-opera vocal works, both individual and
>> choral? (Feel free to choose oratorios or "dramatic legends," even if they
>> have been staged, since everything seems to get staged eventually...) For
>> extra credit, name favorite recording(s).
>>
>> My own favorites are "Vier letzte lieder" (either Norman or Della Casa)
>> and "The Dream of Gerontius" (Britten recording with Peter Pears). I must
>> admit to an almost irrational affection for Elgar's choral works.
>>
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