Icon: Janet Baker - The Beloved Mezzo (5 CD set)

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Icon: Janet Baker - The Beloved Mezzo (5 CD set)
Janet Baker (contralto) with various orchestras & conductors

[ Warner Classics / EMI Icon / 5 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Saturday 1 November 2008

A singer's career brings many challenges, not the least of them being the balancing act involved in a professional life divided between opera and song.

Tracks:

Bach, J S:
Cantata BWV82 'Ich habe genug'
Arias and recits from "Christmas oratorio"
St John Passion, BWV 245 (excerpts)

Berlioz:
Les Nuits D'été, Op. 7

Brahms:
Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53

Chausson:
Poème de l'amour et de la mer, Op. 19

Elgar:
Sea Pictures, Op. 37
Softly and gently, dearly-ransomed soul (from The Dream of Gerontius)

Handel:
Messiah: He was despised
Selected Italian cantatas Nos. 1 & 13

Liszt:
Lieder

Mahler:
Kindertotenlieder
Rückert-Lieder
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Urlicht (from Symphony No. 2)

Ravel:
Shéhérazade

Schubert:
Selected Lieder

Schumann:
Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42

Strauss, R:
Liebeshymnus, Op. 32 No. 3
Das Rosenband, Op. 36 No. 1
Ruhe, meine Seele!, Op. 27 No. 1

Wagner:
5 Wesendonk Lieder
Der Engel / Stehe still / Im Treibhaus / Schmerzen / Traume

and works by Dowland, Campion, Purcell, Boyce, Monro & Ame