Artist: 
Jessye Norman

Complete Studio Recitals - Decca, DG & Philips

$190.99

Description: 
In September 2019, the world lost one of the most prolific musical talents of all time, the majestic and unmistakably radiant American soprano, Jessye Norman.  Legions of fans, including celebrities, civil rights and arts world leaders all shared with the world the impact she made on their lives, joining together in grief on social platforms to honour her.  An unrivalled and towering figure on stage and in the studio, Ms Norman was one of the most decorated and trailblazing sopranos of all time.  Clive Gillinson, Artistic Director of Carnegie Hall, where Norman sat on the board reminds us that ‘She had the ability to make the world stop’.  With the support of her family, Decca proudly pays a fitting tribute to the magnificently effortless singer with The Complete Studio Recitals. This 45-disc limited & original jacket collection, features a plethora of solo recitals, sacred & spiritual songs, orchestral lieder, and live recitals made for the Decca, Philips & Deutsche Grammophon labels throughout her illustrious career.  

•    42CDs of studio & live recitals, orchestral lieder, Christmas, American songbook favourites, sacred & spiritual songs and personal favourites of Jessye Norman such as the music of Michel Legrand. All recordings made for the Decca, Philips & Deutsche Grammophon labels.
•    3 DVDs complete the set, including an intimate film made by André Heller, that features filmed interviews and performances of many of her signature arias & songs, Christmas concerts from Notre-Dame & Ely Cathedrals and a live recital of Handel, Schubert & Schumann from the 1987 Hohenems Festival, Austria on DVD for the very first time!
•    Highlights include the classic account of Strauss’s Four Last Songs with Kurt Masur, Isoldes Liebestod with Herbert von Karajan, Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder with Seiji Ozawa and a stellar cast, 2 discs with the legendary composer/conductor and pianist John Williams and the iconic Spirituals in Concert recording with Kathleen Battle
•    PACKAGING: 2-piece box | 42CDs + 3DVDs | original jackets | 120pp perfect bound booklet with authoritative liner notes by George Hall & reminiscences and tributes from friends, former colleagues and producers including Costa Pilavachi & Martha DeFrancisco | Dimensions to follow

TRACKLIST:
CD1    SCHUBERT: Schwestergruss; Der Zwerg; Ellens Gesänge; MAHLER: 3 Songs from “Des Knaben Wunderhorn”; 2 Rückert-Lieder
Irwin Gage (piano)
CD2    SCHUMANN: Frauenliebe und-leben, Op.42; Liederkreis, Op.39
Irwin Gage (piano)
CD3    LES CHEMINS DE L’AMOUR – Songs by DUPARC, RAVEL, POULENC & SATIE
Dalton Baldwin (piano)
CD4    BRAHMS: 13 Lieder incl. Gestillte Sehnsucht* & Geistliches Wiegenlied*
Geoffrey Parsons (piano), Ulrich von Wrochem (viola)*
CD5    BRAHMS: 29 Lieder incl. Spanisches Lied, Mädchenlied, Ophelia-Lieder, Gestillte Sehnsucht & Geistliches Wiegenlied
Daniel Barenboim (piano)
CD6    BRAHMS: 23 Lieder incl. Liebestreu, Sapphische Ode, Zigeunerlieder & Regenlied
Daniel Barenboim (piano)
CD7    SCHUBERT: 12 Lieder incl. Erlkönig, Gretchen am Spinnrade, Ganymed, Der Tod Und Das Mädchen & An Die Natur
Philip Moll (piano)
CD8    R. STRAUSS: 20 Lieder incl. Ständchen, Die Nacht & Malven
Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
CD9    HANDEL · SCHUBERT · SCHUMANN: Lieder – Recorded Live at Hohenems Festival, Austria
Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
CD10    JESSYE NORMAN LIVE (AN AMERICAN IN EUROPE): Recorded in Amsterdam, Berlin, Bonn, Brussels, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Marseille, Milan, Munich, Paris & Zurich during her European Tour in 1987
CD11    SALZBURG RECITAL
James Levine (piano)
CD12    TIPPETT: A Child of our Time
Janet Baker, Richard Cassilly, John Shirley-Quirk, BBC Singers, BBC Choral Society, BBC Symphony Orchestra/Sir Colin Davis
CD13    WAGNER: Tristan und Isolde – Prelude & Liebestod; Wesendonck Lieder
London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Colin Davis
CD14    MAHLER: Songs from “Des Knaben Wunderhorn”
John Shirley-Quirk, Concertgebouw Orchestra/Bernard Haitink
CD15-16    SCHOENBERG: Gurrelieder
Tatiana Troyanos, James McCracken, Werner Klemperer, Kim Scown, David Arnold, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Boston Symphony Orchestra/Seiji Ozawa
CD17    BERLIOZ: Les Nuits d’eté; RAVEL: Shéhérzade
LSO/Sir Colin Davis
CD18    BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9
Brigitte Fassbaender, Plácido Domingo, Walter Berry, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker/Karl Böhm
CD19    MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde
Jon Vickers, LSO/Sir Colin Davis
CD20-21    MAHLER: Symphony No. 3
Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Sängerknaben, Wiener Philharmoniker/Claudio Abbado
CD22    R. STRAUSS: Vier Letzte Lieder; 6 Orchesterlieder
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig/Kurt Masur
CD23    BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9
Reinhild Runkel, Robert Schunk, Hans Sotin, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/Sir Georg Solti
CD24    WAGNER: Tannhäuser Overture & Siegried-Idyll; Tristan und Isolde Vorspiel & Isoldes Liebestod
Wiener Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan
CD25    LIVE AT NOTRE-DAME
Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon/Lawrence Foster
CD26-27    BEETHOVEN: Missa Solemnis
Cheryl Studer, Plácido Domingo, Kurt Moll, Leipziger Rundfunkchor, Schwedischer Rundfunkchor, Eric-Ericson-Kammerchor, Wiener Philharmoniker/James Levine
CD28    SCHOENBERG: Erwartung; Brettl-Lieder (Cabaret Songs)
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra/James Levine
CD29-30    MAHLER: Symphony No. 3 – Live recording
Tanglewood Festival Chorus, American Boy Choir, Boston Symphony Orchestra/Seiji Ozawa
CD31    MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde – Live recording
Siegfried Jerusalem, Berliner Philharmoniker/James Levine
CD32    I COULDN’T HEAR NOBODY PRAY – SPIRITUALS
Ambrosian Singers/Willis Patterson, Dalton Baldwin piano
CD33    SACRED SONGS incl SCHUBERT’s Ave Maria; FRANCK Panis Angelicus; Greensleeves; The Holy City & Amazing Grace
Ambrosian Singers, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Alexander Gibson
CD34    A GREAT DAY IN THE MORNING incl. Steal Away; Clavary; Great Day; Roll Jordon Roll & City called Heaven
CD35    SPIRITUALS IN CONCERT
Kathleen Battle, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York Philharmonic/James Levine
CD36    CHRISTMASTIDE
New York Choral Society, American Boy Choir, Empire Chamber Ensemble/Robert De Cromier
CD37    IN THE SPIRIT – SACRED MUSIC FOR CHRISTMAS
St. Thomas Choir, New York, Orchestra of St Luke’s/David Robertson
CD38    WITH A SONG IN MY HEART
Boston Pops Orchestra/John Williams
CD39    LUCKY TO BE ME
John Williams (piano)
CD40    I WAS BORN IN LOVE WITH YOU – JESSYE NORMAN SINGS MICHEL LEGRAND
Michel Legrand (piano)
CD41    MOZART: “Non più, tutto ascoltai” [Idomeneo, KV 366]* & “Ch'io mi scordi di te”°, KV 505 – Live in Strasbourg, 1978
Hugh Maguire*, Alfred Brendel°, Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner
MAHLER: Kindertotenlieder – Live in Frankfurt, 1988
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Seiji Ozawa
MAHLER: Lieder eines fahrenden gesellen
Berliner Philharmoniker/Bernard Haitink
WAGNER: Wesendonck Lieder - IV. Schmerzen & V. Träume – Live at Royal Albert Hall, 1972
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Sir Colin Davis
CD42    BERLIOZ: La Mort de Cléopâtre
Orchestre de Paris/Daniel Barenboim
BRAHMS: Alto Rhapsody
Choral Arts Society Of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Orchestra/Riccardo Muti
BRUCKNER: Te Deum
Yvonne Minton, David Rendall, Samuel Ramey, Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Daniel Barenboim
BERNSTEIN: Somewhere
Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein
DE LISLE arr. BERLIOZ: La Marseillaise
Choeur de l'Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre de Paris/Semyon Bychkov
MARK WATTERS: Faster, Higher, Stronger
Centennial Choir, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra/Mark Watters
DVD1    A PORTAIT
Filmed by German film maker André Heller, this intimate and in-depth portrait gives a deeply personal and emotional portrait of one of opera and lieder’s most respected exponents. Includes interviews and 14 specially-staged performances of her repertoire.
DVD2    AT CHRISTMAS
This seasonal offering includes two full-length concerts from Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, France and Ely Cathedral in England. Songs include carols, gospel songs, pieces by Handel, Bach and many others
DVD3    HANDEL, SCHUBERT, SCHUMANN LIEDER – LIVE AT HOHENEMS  First release on DVD
A live recital of lieder by Handel, Schubert & Schumann with Geoffrey Parsons accompanying on piano from the 1987 Hohenems Festival in Austria, released on DVD for the very first time
 

Formats: 
CD Box Set