Command Performance
Joan Sutherland
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4804670
Barcode
00028948046706
Format
2-CD
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CD 1
CARL MARIA VON WEBER: Oberon: Ocean! Thou mighty monster
JULES MASSENET: Le Cid: De cet affreux combat … Pleurez, mes yeux
GIACOMO MEYERBEER: Dinorah: Dieu! Comme cette nuit est lente … Ombre légère (Shadow Song)
RUGGERO LEONCAVALLO: Pagliacci: Qual fiamma avea nel guardo … Stridono lassù
GIUSEPPE VERDI:
I Masnadieri: Dall’infame banchetto … Tu del mio Carlo
Luisa Miller: Che! e segnar questo mano … Tu puniscimi, o Signore? La Cambiale di Matrimonio: Come tacer … vorrei spiegarvi il giubilo
VINCENZO BELLINI: Beatrice di Tenda: Eccomi pronta … Deh, se un’urna

CD 2
JULIUS BENEDICT: The Gypsy and the Bird
LUIGI ARDITI: Parla!
LUIGI RICCI: Crispino e la Comare: Io non sono più l’Annetta
PAOLO TOSTI:L Ideale
LUIGI ARDITI: Il bacio
PAOLO TOSTI: La serenata
RUGGERO LEONCAVALLO: Mattinata
HENRY BISHOP: Lo, here the gentle lark
FRIEDRICH VON FLOTOW: Martha: The last rose of summer
WILLIAM VINCENT WALLACE: Maritana: Scenes that are brightest
MICHAEL WILLIAM BALFE: The Bohemian Girl: I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls
HENRY BISHOP: Clari, the Maid of Milan: Home, sweet home

Joan Sutherland, soprano
London Symphony Orchestra
Richard Bonynge

Reviews

‘A remarkable and highly successful achievement … Of Miss Sutherland’s singing it is difficult to speak too highly and her programme has been admirably chosen’ Records and Recording

‘As for the cabaletta [‘O tu del mio Carlo’ from ‘I Masnadieri’], with all its fantastic trills in the most inconvenient places, it reveals Sutherland as she should be, in a class of her own when it comes to setting each little diamond note exactly in place … ‘The Gypsy and the bird’ [is] enchanting in every way …’The Last Rose of Summer’, ‘Scenes that are brightest’ and ‘Home, sweet home’ are all very beautiful in their way … this is an essential set for vocal collectors. The recording is outstandingly good.’ Gramophone

‘A beautifully clean, final cadenza in the ‘Luisa Miller’ aria, some dazzling passages in the first florid section of the ‘Dinorah’ Shadow Song, and much undeniably lovely tone throughout.’ Gramophone