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The Very Best of Victoria de los Angeles ()

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composed by Alfredo Catalani, Charles Gounod, Edvard Grieg, Felix Mendelssohn, Franz Schubert, George Frederick Handel, Georges Bizet, Giacomo Puccini, Gioachino Rossini, Giuseppe Verdi, Henri Duparc, Jerónimo Giménez, Joaquín Nin, Johannes Brahms, Joseph Canteloube

The Very Best of Victoria de Los Angeles is a superior representation of the soprano's career. The two-disc set begins with a well-rounded selection of arias, from Mozart to Gounod to Wagner to Puccini, followed by examples of her concert and recital repertoire. The recording dates also cover her full career, from the Wagner and Mozart arias recorded in 1950 to her memorable Songs of the Auvergne recording from 1975. The fact that some of these are mono recordings really isn't as noticeable as you might expect, thanks to ...

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  1. Gianni Schicchi, opera: O mio babbino caro
  2. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Act II. Un bel dì vedremo
  3. La bohème, opera: Act I. Sì, Mi chiamano Mimì
  4. Suor Angelica, opera: Senza mamma
  5. Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act: Voi lo sapete, o mamma
  6. Pagliacci, opera: Act I. Qual fiamma avea nel guardo!...Hui! Stridono lassù
  7. La Wally, opera (dramma musicale) in 4 acts: Act I. Ebben? ne andrò lontana
  8. La cenerentola (Cinderella), opera: Act II. Nacqui all'affano...Non più mesta
  9. Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), opera: Act I. Una voce poco fa
  10. La Traviata, opera: Act I. È strano!...Ah, fors' è lui...Sempre libera
  11. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act II. Porgi, amor
  12. Tannhäuser, opera, WWV 70: Dich, teure Halle
  13. Lohengrin, opera, WWV 75: Act I. Einsam in trüben Tagen
  14. Manon, opera in 5 acts: Act II. Je ne suis que faiblesse...Adieu, notre petite table
  15. Faust, opera, CG 4: Act III. Les grands seigneurs...Ah! je ris
  16. Carmen, opera: Act I. Quand je vous aimerai?...L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera)
  17. Auf Flügeln des Gesanges (On Wings of Song), song for voice & piano, Op. 34/2
  18. Jeg elsker dig! (I Love Thee!), song for voice & piano, Op. 5/3
  19. Wiegenlied ("Guten Abend, gut Nacht"), song for voice & piano, Op. 49/4
  20. Les Filles de Cadix, bolero for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  21. Canciones negras (5) for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  22. El Niño Judio, zarzuela: De España vengo
  23. El Amor brujo, ballet for mezzo-soprano & orchestra in 1 act, G. 68 (revised version): Canción del amor dolido
  24. El Amor brujo, ballet for mezzo-soprano & orchestra in 1 act, G. 68 (revised version): Canción del fuego fatuo
  25. La Pastoura al Camps (La begère aux champs), folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 1, No. 1)
  26. Baïlèro, folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 1, No. 2)
  27. Chut, Chut, folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 4, No. 4)
  28. Uno jionto Postouro (Une jolie bergère; Regret), folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 5, No. 7)
  29. Joshua, oratorio, HWV 64: Oh! had I Jubal's lyre
  30. An die Musik ("Du holde Kunst..."), song for voice & piano, D. 547 (Op. 88/4)
  31. Dein blaues Auge hält so still, song for voice & piano, Op. 59/8
  32. Vergebliches Ständchen ("Guten Abend, mein Schatz"), song for voice & piano, Op. 84/4
  33. L'invitation au voyage ("Mon enfant, ma soeur"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  34. Shéhérazade, poems (3) for soprano (or tenor) & orchestra (or piano), M. 41: La Flûte enchantée
  35. Chants populaires, song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra), M. A17: Chanson espagnole
  36. Chants populaires, song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra), M. A17: Chanson française
  37. Chants populaires, song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra), M. A17: Chanson italienne
  38. Clavelitos!, for voice & piano
  39. Malagueña (Cantos populares españolas, No. 6)
  40. Granadina
  41. Adiós, Grenada (from "Emigrantes")
  42. La Tarántula, zarzuela: Zapateado
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The Very Best of Victoria de los Angeles
2003, Warner Classics

UPC: 724357588829

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