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Mephistopheles & Other Bad Guys


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In opera, specific voice types are often associated with certain types of characters. Numerous and diverse associations exist also for the bass voice, who can be a father, a villain, an elderly man, a religious figure, a comic character- or, indeed, a combination of the above. One recurring association for this voice type, however, deserves particular attention: that with evil, wicked, even diabolical characters. It is on that immensely fascinating association that this collection of arias is focused. The nineteen selections- composed by Mozart, Beethoven, Weber, Wagner, Meyerbeer, Berlioz, Gounod, Offenbach, Verdi, Boito, Mussorgsky, Stravinsky and Getty- take us on a journey through a period spanning some two hundred years, exploring how composers working in diverse national and institutional contexts and writing in an array of styles and genres exploited the bass voice to engage with the depiction of such characters.This colorful repertoire is sung by the esteemed American bass-baritone Kevin Short, whose powerful voice is as sensuous as it is sinister. Short is accompanied by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille, led by its Music Director Lawrence Foster.
Facts
Item number PTC5186585
Barcode 827949058561
Release date 8/3/2018
Category Vocal
Label PENTATONE
Media type SACD
Number of units 1
Performers
Classical Artist Short, Kevin
Conductor Foster, Lawrence
Orchestra Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra
Disc: 1
Faust, CG 400:10:00
1 Faust, CG 4 (Excerpts): Le veau d'or est toujours 00:02:17 Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra Foster, Lawrence Short, Kevin
2 Faust, CG 4 (Excerpts): Vous qui faites l'endormie 00:03:10 Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra Foster, Lawrence Short, Kevin
Mefistofele00:10:00
3 Mefistofele (Excerpts): Son lo Spirito che nega 00:03:53 Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra Foster, Lawrence Short, Kevin
4 Mefistofele (Excerpts): Ecco il mondo 00:02:43 Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra Foster, Lawrence Short, Kevin
6 Songs, Op. 75 (arr. D. Shostakovich for voice an00:02:30
5 6 Songs, Op. 75: No. 3, Aus Goethes Faust (Arr. D. 00:02:13 Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra Foster, Lawrence Short, Kevin
Fidelio, Op. 7202:10:00
6 Fidelio, Op. 72: Ha! Welch ein Augenblick! 00:03:27 Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra Foster, Lawrence Short, Kevin Opéra de Marseille Chorus
Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K. 38400:12:59
7 Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K. 384 (Excerpts): 00:02:19 Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra Foster, Lawrence Short, Kevin
8 Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K. 384 (Excerpts): 00:03:44 Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra Foster, Lawrence Short, Kevin
Der Freischütz, J. 27702:04:00
9 Der Freischütz, J. 277: Schweig! Damit dich nieman 00:03:17 Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra Foster, Lawrence Short, Kevin
Les contes d'Hoffmann03:32:45
10 Les contes d'Hoffmann (Excerpts): Prologue. Dans l 00:02:41 Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra Foster, Lawrence Short, Kevin
11 Les contes d'Hoffmann (Excerpts): Scintille, diama 00:02:40 Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra Foster, Lawrence Short, Kevin
I Lombardi alla prima crociata00:16:00
12 I Lombardi alla prima crociata: Sciagurata! 00:05:02 Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra Foster, Lawrence Short, Kevin
La damnation de Faust, Op. 24, H. 11100:02:48
13 La damnation de Faust, Op. 24, H. 111 (Excerpts): 00:02:37 Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra Foster, Lawrence Short, Kevin
14 La damnation de Faust, Op. 24, H. 111 (Excerpts): 00:02:21 Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra Foster, Lawrence Short, Kevin
Mephistopheles to Faust (version for voice and orc00:03:00
15 Mephistopheles to Faust (Version for Voice & Orche 00:03:00 Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra Foster, Lawrence Short, Kevin
Pesnya Mefistofelya v pogrebke Auerbakha (Mephisto00:01:49
16 Mephistopheles's Song in Auerbach's Cellar "Song o 00:03:09 Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra Foster, Lawrence Short, Kevin
The Rake's Progress02:08:09
17 The Rake's Progress: I Burn, I Burn! I Freeze! 00:01:49 Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra Foster, Lawrence Short, Kevin
Robert le diable (Robert the Devil)00:21:19
18 Robert le diable: Voici donc les débris du monastè 00:03:08 Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra Foster, Lawrence Short, Kevin
Das Rheingold, WWV 86A02:30:00
19 Das Rheingold, WWV 86A: Bin ich nun frei "Alberich 00:03:31 Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra Foster, Lawrence Short, Kevin
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