The Art Of Grace Bumbry – Grace Bumbry

Händel: Israel in Egypt HWV 54; Judas Maccabaeus
Schubert: An die Musik D. 547; Die junge Nonne D. 828; Litanei D. 343; Rastlose Liebe D. 138; Der Doppelgänger D. 957; Fahrt zum Hades D. 526; Der Wanderer D. 493; Nacht und Träume D. 827; Auflösung. D 807; Die Forelle D. 550
Brahms: Zigeunerlieder op. 103
Liszt: Es muss was Wunderbares sein
Wolf: Gesang Weylas; Schlafendes Jesuskind; Anakreons Grab; Verborgenheit
Strauss: Zueignung; Die Georgine; Sehnsucht; Ständchen
Arias from Gluck, Mascagni, Bizet, Gounod, Saint-Saens, Tchaikovsky, Falla, Verdi, Verdi, Wagner, Brahms
“With Love” – Just like a woman; Sometimes when we touch; When I fall in love; We had this time; Smile; Will you still love me tomorrow; Everytime; Wee small hours of house of the morning; Was it a dream; My way
DVD Bizet: Carmen

Grace Bumbry, Blanche Christensen, Martina Arroyo, Sebastian Peschko, Erik Werba, Jon Vickers, Mirella Freni, Julia Hamari, Kurt Equiluz, London Symphony Chorus, Utah Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Wiener Philharmoniker, Maurice Abravanel, George Malcolm, Adrian Boult, Janos Kulka, Georg Solti, Herbert von Karajan

Format: 9 CD/DVD
Release date: 3/2/2017
SKU: 0028948276264 Categories: , ,



Opera Now (Apr, 2017)
In 1957, a young mezzo called Grace Bumbry featured in a musty recording of Israel in Egypt led by Maurice Abravanel, the first of a series of Handel oratorios which marked her early career in the studio. Aged just 20, the singer already had glamorous timbre and admirably homogeneous vocal technique. She displayed a natural gravity, even in ‘Their Land Brought Frogs’, where harpsichord leaps evoking a batrachian plague can provoke giggles. Bumbry gives us the minimal agility required without showing much potential for coloratura. Overall, the performance lacks zing due to complacent orchestra, soloists, and choir.

A version of Handel’s Judas Maccabeus has the American soprano Martina Arroyo in muted …

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