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The Art of Grace Bumbry (8 CDs + 1 DVD)
The Art of Grace Bumbry (8 CDs + 1 DVD)

The Art of Grace Bumbry (8 CDs + 1 DVD)

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Marking the 80th birthday of Grace Bumbry in January 2017, this box set celebrates her magnificent career across opera, oratorio and Lieder and soul in a handsome original jackets collection of 8CDs and a DVD of her legendary Carmen.

‘A strong-minded artist who has always done things in her own way, and who possesses the elusive yet unmistakable quality of charisma.’

– Stephen Pruslin, International Record Review

With 8CDs and 1 DVD, this generously-filled cap box presents:

• An original jackets collection

• A pair of 2CD sets of oratorios, including the first ever CD release of Israel in Egypt, and a first DG CD release of Judas Maccabaeus, newly remastered

• A DVD of her legendary 1967 film production of Carmen as part of a uniformly-strong quartet of principals including Mirella Freni as Micaela, accompanied by the Wiener Philharmoniker under Herbert von Karajan

• 2 CDs of arias by Gluck, Mascagni, Bizet, Gounod, Saint-Saens, Tchaikovsky, de Falla, Verdi; and of Verdi, Wagner and Brahms

• One DG Album of Lieder by Schubert, Brahms, Liszt, Wolf

• ‘With Love’, a soulful pop album featuring performances with Dionne Warwick

• A 48-page booklet with new artist photos and a new interview article with Grace Bumbry by Björn Woll

Bizet:
Carmen
L'amour est un oiseau rebelle 'Habanera' (from Carmen)
Près des remparts de Séville (Séguedille) (from Carmen)
En vain pour éviter les réponses amères (from Carmen)
Brahms:
Zigeunerlieder, Op. 103
Wie Melodien zieht es mir, Op. 105 No. 1
Sapphische Ode, Op. 94 No. 4
An eine Äolsharfe, Op. 19 No. 5
O kühler Wald, Op. 72 No. 3
Alte Liebe, Op. 72 No. 1
Trennung, Op.14 No. 5
Falla:
Canción del amor dolido (from El amor brujo)
Canción del fuego fatuo
Danza del juego de amor
Las campanas del amanecer (El amor brujo)
Gluck:
Che faro' senza Euridice? (from Orfeo ed Euridice)
Che puro ciel (Orfeo ed Euridice)
Gounod:
Ô ma lyre immortelle (from Sapho)
Handel:
Israel in Egypt, HWV54
Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63
Messiah: Behold, a Virgin shall conceive
Messiah: O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion
Messiah: He was despised
Liszt:
Es muss ein Wunderbares sein, S. 314
Mascagni:
Voi lo sapete o mamma (from Cavalleria rusticana)
Saint-Saëns:
Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix (from Samson et Dalila)
Schubert:
An die Musik D547
Die junge Nonne, D828
Litanei auf das Fest Allerseelen, D343
Rastlose Liebe, D138
Der Doppelgänger D957 No. 13
Fahrt zum Hades, D526 (Mayrhofer)
Der Wanderer, D493
Nacht und Träume, D827
Auflösung, D807
Die Forelle, D550
Strauss, R:
Zueignung, Op. 10 No. 1
Die Georgine Op. 10 No. 4
Sehnsucht Op. 32 No. 2
Ständchen, Op. 17 No. 2
Tchaikovsky:
Adieu, forêts (from Jeanne d'Arc)
Verdi:
Sotto ai folti, immensi abeti (from Don Carlo)
Nei giardin del bello saracin ostello 'Veil Song' (from Don Carlo)
Pietà! perdon! per la rea che si pente (from Don Carlo)
O don fatale (from Don Carlo)
(two performances)
Re dell’abisso, affrettati (from Un Ballo in Maschera)
Tu che le vanità (from Don Carlo)
Stride la vampa (from Il Trovatore)
Condotta ell’era in ceppi (from Il Trovatore)
Ritorna vincitor! (from Aida)
Nel dì della vittoria … Ambizioso spirto … Vieni t'affretta! … Or tutti sorgete (from Macbeth)
La luce langue (from Macbeth)
Una macchia è qui tutt'ora (from Macbeth)
Wagner:
Geliebter, komm! (from Tannhäuser)
Stets soll nur (from Tannhäuser)
Zieh hin, Wahnsinniger, zieh hin! (from Tannhäuser)
Wolf, H:
Gesang Weylas (No. 46 from Mörike-Lieder)
Schlafendes Jesuskind (No. 25 from Mörike-Lieder)
Anakreons Grab (No. 29 from Goethe-Lieder)
Verborgenheit (No. 12 from Mörike-Lieder)
CD 1-2 Handel: Israel in Egypt - Christensen, Bischoff, Bumbry, Blackburn, Watts, Wood / Utah Symphony / Abravanel
CD 3-4 Handel: Judas Maccabaeus - Arroyo, Bumbry, McCollum, Sorensen, Watts / Utah Symphony / Abravanel
CD 5. Arias by Gluck, Mascagni, Bizet, Gounod, Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky, de Falla, Verdi
CD 6. Arias by Verdi, Wagner · Brahms Lieder
CD 7. Lieder by Schubert, Brahms, Liszt, Wolf
CD 8. “With Love” – Soul Pop Record with Grace Bumbry (featuring Dionne Warwick)
DVD: Bizet: Carmen – Bumbry, Freni, Hamari, Diaz, Vickers / Wiener Philharmoniker / Karajan