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From Melba to Sutherland

Nellie Melba (soprano)

This set gives an invaluable historical cross-section of Antipodean singers in both commercial and rare archive recordings. More…
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    April 2017
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Contents

Gounod: Faust, CG 4 / Act 3

3:14
  • Landon Ronald (piano), Dame Nellie Melba (soprano)

No.14b Air des bijoux: "Ah! Je ris de me voir"

3:14

Bemberg: Nymphes et Sylvains

3:50
  • Landon Ronald (piano), Dame Nellie Melba (soprano)

Puccini: La Bohème: Act 3

4:30
  • Royal Opera House Covent Garden
  • Vincenzo Bellezza
  • Aurora Rettore (soprano), John Brownlee (baritone), Browning Mummery (tenor), Dame Nellie Melba (soprano)

Addio dolce svegliare alla mattina (Quartet)

4:30

Massenet: Manon / Act 3

2:55
  • Frances Saville (soprano)

"Obéissons quand leur voix appelle"

2:55

Mallinson: New Year Song

1:43
  • Christopher H. H. Booth (piano), Ada Crossley (contralto)

Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 4

3:51
  • Enrico Caruso (tenor), Frances Alda (soprano)

"Miserere d'un'alma"

3:51

Puccini: Manon Lescaut / Act 2

2:16
  • Rosario Bourdon
  • Frances Alda (soprano)

"In quelle trine morbide"

2:16

Verdi: Rigoletto / Act 1

2:55
  • Amy Castles (soprano)

"Caro nome"

2:55

Metcalf, John W: Absent

2:28
  • Irene Ainsley (contralto)

 Excerpt, Auber: Manon Lescaut

2:28
  • Eugene Goossens
  • Evelyn Scotney (soprano)

"C'est l'histoire amoureuse"

2:28
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Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor / Act 1

4:12
  • Frank St. Leger
  • Stella Power (soprano)

"Regnava nel silenzio"

4:12

Balfe: Killarney

2:06
  • Marie Narelle (soprano)

Verdi: La traviata / Act 1

2:37
  • Lalla Miranda (soprano)

"Follie! Delirio vano è questo!" - "Sempre libera"

2:37

Puccini: Madama Butterfly / Act 2

3:48
  • Royal Albert Hall Orchestra
  • Eugene Goossens
  • Rosina Buckman (soprano)

"Un bel dì vedremo"

3:48

Scott, C: Lullaby

2:21
  • Cyril Scott (piano), Gertrude Johnson (soprano)

Molloy: Darby and Joan

2:40
  • Ella Caspers (contralto)

 Excerpt, Schumann: Myrthen, Op. 25

2:11
  • Hubert Foss (piano), Dorothy Helmrich (mezzo-soprano)

"Du bist wie eine Blume"

2:11

Brahe: I passed by your window

2:29
  • Eileen Boyd (contralto)

Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila, Op.47, R. 288 / Act 2

3:46
  • Stanford Robinson
  • Clara Serena (contralto)

"Samson, recherchant ma présence ... Amour, viens aider ma faiblesse"

3:46

Brahe: Bless this house

3:09
  • Herbert Dawson (organ), Essie Ackland (contralto)

Hill, Alfred: Waiata Poi

2:17
  • Mirrie Hill (piano), Alfred Hill (tenor)

Kneass: Ben Bolt (Trilby’s Song)

2:44
  • Walter Kirby (tenor)

Leoncavallo: Pagliacci / Act 2

3:13
  • Sir John Barbirolli
  • Browning Mummery (tenor)

"No, Pagliaccio non son"

3:13

MacMurrough: Macushla

2:36
  • Alfred O’Shea (tenor)

Puccini: Madama Butterfly: Act 1

2:59
  • Lionello Cecil (tenor)

"Amore O Grillo"

2:59

Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38 / Part 2

4:43
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Edward Elgar
  • Horace Stevens (bass-baritone)

"Jesu! By That Shuddering Dread"

4:43

Sullivan, A: The Sorcerer / Act 1

3:03
  • Andrew Black (baritone)

5. "Time Was, When Love And I Were Well Acquainted"

3:03

Handel: Samson, HWV 57 / Act 2

4:33
  • George Byng
  • Peter Dawson (bass-baritone)

"Honour And Arms Scorn Such A Foe"

4:33

James, W G: Six Australian Bush Songs

8:46
  • Gerald Moore (piano), Peter Dawson (bass-baritone)

1. The Land Of "Who Knows Where!"

1:10

2. Bush Silence

1:33

4. Comrades Of Mine

2:09

5. Bush Night Song

1:46

6. The Stock-Rider's Song

2:08

Kate Emily Barkley Moss: The Floral Dance

3:10
  • Gerald Moore (piano), Peter Dawson (bass-baritone)

Handel: Acis and Galatea, HWV 49 / Act 2

3:05
  • Clarence Raybould
  • Malcolm McEachern (bass)

"O Ruddier Than The Cherry"

3:05

Coleridge-Taylor: Hiawatha / Hiawatha's Wedding Feast

2:23
  • Clarence Raybould
  • Harold Williams (baritone)

"Onaway! Awake, beloved!"

2:23

Villaume: Old John Bax

2:31
  • Maynard Wilkinson (piano), Harold Williams (baritone)

Mozart: Don Giovanni, K.527 / Act 2

1:44
  • Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra
  • Fritz Busch
  • John Brownlee (baritone)

"Deh! vieni alla finestra"

1:44

Sullivan, A: The Pirates of Penzance or The Slave of Duty / Act 2

2:15
  • New Promenade Orchestra, D’Oyly Carte Opera Company
  • Isidore Godfrey
  • Richard Watson (bass)
  • Recorded: 1949-08
  • Recording Venue: Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London

31. “When A Felon's Not Engaged In His Employment”

2:15

Wagner: Lohengrin, WWV 75 / Act 1

2:26
  • Lempriere Pringle (bass)

"The King's Prayer"

2:26

Wagner: Tannhäuser, WWV 70 / Act 2

3:19
  • Sir Hamilton Harty
  • Elsa Stralia (soprano)

"Elisabeth’s Greeting"

3:19

Wagner: Die Walküre, WWV 86B / Zweiter Akt

1:56
  • Spencer Clay
  • Florence Austral (soprano)

"Hojotoho! Hojotoho!"

1:56

Wagner: Götterdämmerung, WWV 86D / Act 2

6:01
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Albert Coates
  • Frederick Collier (bass), Florence Austral (soprano)

"Welches Unholds List liegt hier verhohlen?"

6:01

Verdi: Macbeth / Act 2

3:29
  • Royal Scottish Orchestra
  • Berthold Goldschmidt
  • Margherita Grandi (soprano)

"La luce langue"

3:29

Wagner: Götterdämmerung, WWV 86D / Act 3

5:33
  • Orchestre de l’Association des Concerts Pasdeloup
  • Piero Coppola
  • Marjorie Lawrence (soprano)

"Starke Scheite schichtet mir dort"

5:33

Rachmaninov: Spring torrents, Op. 14 No.11

2:07
  • Ivor Newton (piano), Marjorie Lawrence (soprano)
  • Recorded: 1946-07-02
  • Recording Venue: Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London

Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 1

3:04
  • English Chamber Orchestra
  • Benjamin Britten
  • Sylvia Fisher (soprano), Johanna Peters (soprano)
  • Recorded: 1964-04-08
  • Recording Venue: Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall

"Is This All You Can Bring?"

3:04

anon.: Comin' Thro' The Rye

1:38
  • Syria Lamonte (soprano)

James Hill: The Boys’ Brigade

2:45
  • Hamilton Hill (baritone)

Bishop, H R: The Comedy of Errors - Incidental Music to Shakespeare's play

3:04
  • George W. Byng
  • John Amadio (flute), Violet Mount (soprano)

Lo! Here The Gentle Lark

3:04

Thurban: The Whistling Bowery Boy

2:51
  • Albert Whelan (vocalist)

Murphy, C W: Oh! Oh! Antonio

3:06
  • Florrie Forde (contralto)

Robert Patrick Weston, Frederick J. Barnes: When Father Papered The Parlour

3:03
  • Billy Williams (vocals)

Fraser-Simson: Love Will Find A Way

2:59
  • Columbia Concert Orchestra
  • Gilbert Dechelette
  • Gladys Moncrieff (soprano)

Fraser-Simson: The Maid of the Mountains

3:39
  • Gladys Moncrieff (soprano), Robert Chisholm (baritone)

A Paradise For Two

3:39

Friml: The Vagabond King

3:36
  • ‘Show of Shows’ Orchestra
  • Strella Wilson (soprano)

Someday

3:36

Jack O'Hagan: Let’s Take A Trip To Melbourne

2:31
  • Clement Q. Williams (baritone)

Malcolm McEachern: Is ‘e an Aussie, Lizzie, is ‘e?

3:10
  • Flotsam And Jetsam
  • B.C. Hilliam (piano), Malcolm McEachern (bass)

Rodgers, R: The Sound of Music: 'Climb Every Mountain'

3:15
  • Orchestra of the Princess Theatre, Melbourne
  • Eric Clapham
  • Rosina Raisbeck

Rodgers, R: The Sound of Music

2:56
  • Orchestra of the Princess Theatre, Melbourne
  • Eric Clapham
  • June Bronhill (soprano)

 Excerpt, Puccini: Gianni Schicchi

2:28
  • Hallé Orchestra
  • Leslie Heward
  • Joan Hammond (soprano)

"O mio babbino caro"

2:28

Charpentier, G: Louise / Act 3

5:07
  • Hallé Orchestra
  • Warwick Braithwaite
  • Joan Hammond (soprano)

"Depuis le jour"

5:07

Thomas, Ambroise: Mignon / Act 2

4:13
  • Australian Symphony Orchestra
  • Hector Crawford
  • Glenda Raymond (soprano)

"Je suis Titania"

4:13

Berlioz: L'Enfance du Christ, Op.25 / Partie 1: Le songe d'Hérode

7:55
  • Goldsbrough Orchestra, The St. Anthony Singers
  • Sir Colin Davis
  • Elsie Morison (soprano)
  • Recorded: 1960-10-10
  • Recording Venue: Battersea Town Hall, London

Scène 5: Duo: “O mon cher fils, donne cette herbre tendre"

7:55

Verdi: Un ballo in maschera / Act 3

2:13
  • Queensland Symphony Orchestra
  • Wilfred Lehmann
  • Angelina Arena (soprano)

Saper vorreste

2:13

 Excerpt, Strauss, R: Elektra

5:53
  • Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Sir Georg Solti
  • Marie Collier (soprano), Birgit Nilsson (soprano)
  • Recorded: 1967-06-15
  • Recording Venue: Sofiensaal, Vienna

"Ich kann nicht sitzen und ins Dunkel starren"

5:53

Wagner: Die Walküre, WWV 86B / Erster Akt

2:14
  • Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  • Leif Segerstam
  • Nance Grant

"Du bist der Lenz"

2:14

Ponchielli: La Gioconda, Op.9 / Act 4

4:38
  • Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
  • Dobbs Franks
  • Rita Hunter (soprano)

"Suicidio!"

4:38

 Excerpt, Mahler: Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'

4:59
  • Wiener Staatsopernorchester
  • Felix Prohaska
  • Lorna Sydney (mezzo-soprano)

4. "Urlicht"

4:59

 Excerpt, Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn (1899 version)

3:18
  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Georg Solti
  • Yvonne Minton (mezzo-soprano)
  • Recorded: 1970-04-07
  • Recording Venue: Medinah Temple, Chicago

Rheinlegendchen

3:18

Purcell: Dioclesian / The Masque

2:11
  • Concentus musicus Wien
  • Nikolaus Harnoncourt
  • Max Worthley (tenor)

"All Our Days And Our Nights"

2:11

Verdi: Macbeth / Act 4

3:59
  • The Tasmanian Symphony
  • Vanco Cavdarski
  • Donald Smith (tenor)
  • Recorded: 1973
  • Recording Venue: ABC Studios, Hobart, Tasmania

"O figli, O figli miei...Ah, la paterna mano"

3:59

trad.: Maranoa Lullaby

2:18
  • Harold Blair (tenor)

German: The Yeomen of England

3:51
  • New Symphony Orchestra
  • Victor Olof
  • John Cameron (baritone)
  • Recorded: 1953-03
  • Recording Venue: Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London

Berlioz: Grande Messe des Morts, Op. 5 (Requiem)

3:26
  • London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus, Wandsworth School Boys’ Choir
  • Sir Colin Davis
  • Ronald Dowd (tenor)
  • Recorded: 1969-11-26
  • Recording Venue: Westminster Cathedral, London

9. Sanctus

3:26

Puccini: Turandot / Act 3

3:06
  • Orchestre Philharmonique de Paris
  • Napoleone Annovazzi
  • Kenneth Neate (tenor)

"Nessun dorma"

3:06

Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 2

2:12
  • Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Royal Opera House Covent Garden
  • Benjamin Britten
  • Raymond Nilsson (tenor), Claire Watson (soprano), Jean Watson (mezzo-soprano), James Pease (baritone), John Lanigan (tenor)
  • Recorded: 1958-12-09
  • Recording Venue: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London

"People!...No! I Will Speak!"

2:12

Puccini: La Bohème: Act 1

3:28
  • Australian Symphony Orchestra
  • Hector Crawford
  • Glenda Raymond (soprano), John Lanigan (tenor)

"O soave fanciulla"

3:28

Bizet: Carmen / Act 2

3:41
  • Orchestre du Théâtre National de l'Opéra de Paris
  • Roberto Benzi
  • Albert Lance (tenor)
  • Recorded: 1960-06
  • Recording Venue: Unknown, Paris

"La fleur que tu m'avais jetée"

3:41

Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor / Act 1

4:07
  • Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Royal Opera House Covent Garden
  • Tullio Serafin
  • Joseph Rouleau (bass), Robert Bowman (tenor), John Shaw (baritone)

"Cruda funesta smania...La pietade in suo favore"

4:07

Verdi: La forza del destino / Act 3

3:05
  • Sydney Symphony Orchestra
  • Eric Clapham
  • Robert Allman (bass-baritone)

Morir, tremenda cosa!... Urna fatale del mio destin

3:05

Massenet: Esclarmonde, opéra romanesque en quatre actes - Poème de Alfred Blau et Louis de Gramont / Prologue

4:56
  • National Philharmonic Orchestra, John Alldis Choir
  • Richard Bonynge
  • Clifford Grant (bass)
  • Recorded: 1975-07-15
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

"De l'autel vénéré que la lumiere inonde...O divine Esclarmonde!"

4:56

Richard Meale: Voss

6:52
  • Sydney Symphony Orchestra
  • Stuart Challender
  • Robert Gard (tenor), Heather Begg (mezzo-soprano), Geoffrey Chard (baritone), Clifford Grant (bass)

“I Am Behind You, Voss … Nothing Could Be Safer Or More Solid”

4:53

“I Am Looking At The Map Of My Hand”

1:59

Verdi: Nabucco / Act 2

5:42
  • Sydney Symphony Orchestra
  • Eric Clapham
  • Neil Warren-Smith (bass)

Vieni, O Levita… Tu sul labbro de'veggenti

5:42

Graun, C H: Montezuma / Act 1

4:50
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Richard Bonynge
  • Lauris Elms (mezzo-soprano)
  • Recorded: 1966-08
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

“Se il dovere in quest'addio”

4:50

Elgar: Sea Pictures, Op. 37

1:56
  • Queensland Symphony Orchestra
  • Werner Andreas Albert
  • Margreta Elkins (mezzo-soprano)

2. In Haven

1:56

Rossini: La fioraia Fiorentina

3:39
  • Richard Bonynge (piano), Dame Joan Sutherland (soprano)

Donizetti: Linda di Chamounix / Act 1

6:19
  • Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
  • Nello Santi
  • Dame Joan Sutherland (soprano)
  • Recorded: 1959-04-30
  • Recording Venue: La Maison de la Chimie, Paris

"Ah! tardai troppo... O luce di quest'anima"

6:19

Gounod: Faust, CG 4 / Act 3

4:39
  • Royal Opera House Covent Garden
  • Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
  • Dame Joan Sutherland (soprano)
  • Recorded: 1960-08-18
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

"O Dieu! que de bijoux...Ah! je ris de me voir"

4:39

Catalani: La Wally / Act 1

3:56
  • Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Roderick Brydon
  • Joan Carden (soprano)

"Ebben? Ne andrò lontana"

3:56

Novello: We'll Gather Lilacs (from Perchance to Dream)

4:15
  • Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  • Vladimir Kamirski
  • Yvonne Kenny (soprano)

Kalman: Die Herzogin von Chicago / Act 2

3:39
  • Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Richard Bonynge
  • Deborah Riedel (soprano)
  • Recorded: 1998-02
  • Recording Venue: Sender Freies Berlin (SFB)

11b: “Mary kam vom gold'nen Strande”

3:39

Gounod: Roméo et Juliette, CG 9 / Act 4

5:10
  • Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo
  • Brad Cohen
  • Emma Matthews (soprano)
  • Recorded: 2009

Amour, ranime mon courage

5:10
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