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Jessye Norman

The Complete Studio Recitals (42CD + 3DVD Box Set)

Celebrating the life & recording career of the majestic American dramatic soprano Jessye Norman in a 42-CD + 3-DVD Limited Edition. Unquestionably one of the exceptional vocal performers of recent times, and most decorated sopranos of all time, Ms Norman famously brought the actor Sidney Poitier to tears with her performance of “Amazing Grace” at the 1995 Kennedy Center Honors tribute concert. 42CDs of studio & live recitals, orchestral lieder, Christmas, American songbook favourites, sacred & spiritual songs and personal favourites of Jessye Norman such as the music of Michel Legrand. All recordings made for the Decca, Philips & Deutsche Grammophon labels.

3 DVDs complete the set, including an intimate film made by André Heller, that features filmed interviews and performances of many of her signature arias & songs, Christmas concerts from Notre-Dame & Ely Cathedrals and a live recital of Handel, Schubert & Schumann from the 1987 Hohenems Festival, Austria on DVD for the very first time! Highlights include the classic account of Strauss’s Four Last Songs with Kurt Masur, Isoldes Liebestod with Herbert von Karajan, Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder with Seiji Ozawa and a stellar cast, 2 discs with the legendary composer/conductor and pianist John Williams and the iconic Spirituals in Concert recording with Kathleen Battle.

CD1: SCHUBERT: Schwestergruss; Der Zwerg; Ellens Gesänge; MAHLER: 3 Songs from “Des Knaben Wunderhorn”; 2 Rückert-Lieder Irwin Gage (piano) CD2: SCHUMANN: Frauenliebe und-leben, Op.42; Liederkreis, Op.39 Irwin Gage (piano) CD3: LES CHEMINS DE L’AMOUR – Songs by DUPARC, RAVEL, POULENC & SATIE Dalton Baldwin (piano) CD4: BRAHMS: 13 Lieder incl. Gestillte Sehnsucht* & Geistliches Wiegenlied* Geoffrey Parsons (piano), Ulrich von Wrochem (viola)* CD5: BRAHMS: 29 Lieder incl. Spanisches Lied, Mädchenlied, Ophelia-Lieder, Gestillte Sehnsucht & Geistliches Wiegenlied Daniel Barenboim (piano) CD6: BRAHMS: 23 Lieder incl. Liebestreu, Sapphische Ode, Zigeunerlieder & Regenlied Daniel Barenboim (piano) CD7: SCHUBERT: 12 Lieder incl. Erlkönig, Gretchen am Spinnrade, Ganymed, Der Tod Und Das Mädchen & An Die Natur Philip Moll (piano) CD8: R. STRAUSS: 20 Lieder incl. Ständchen, Die Nacht & Malven Geoffrey Parsons (piano) CD9: HANDEL · SCHUBERT · SCHUMANN: Lieder – Recorded Live at Hohenems Festival, Austria Geoffrey Parsons (piano) CD10: JESSYE NORMAN LIVE (AN AMERICAN IN EUROPE): Recorded in Amsterdam, Berlin, Bonn, Brussels, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Marseille, Milan, Munich, Paris & Zurich during her European Tour in 1987 CD11: SALZBURG RECITAL James Levine (piano) CD12: TIPPETT: A Child of our Time Janet Baker, Richard Cassilly, John Shirley-Quirk, BBC Singers, BBC Choral Society, BBC Symphony Orchestra/Sir Colin Davis CD13: WAGNER: Tristan und Isolde – Prelude & Liebestod; Wesendonck Lieder London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Colin Davis CD14: MAHLER: Songs from “Des Knaben Wunderhorn” John Shirley-Quirk, Concertgebouw Orchestra/Bernard Haitink CD15-16: SCHOENBERG: Gurrelieder Tatiana Troyanos, James McCracken, Werner Klemperer, Kim Scown, David Arnold, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Boston Symphony Orchestra/Seiji Ozawa CD17: BERLIOZ: Les Nuits d’eté; RAVEL: Shéhérzade LSO/Sir Colin Davis CD18: BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 Brigitte Fassbaender, Plácido Domingo, Walter Berry, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker/Karl Böhm CD19: MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde Jon Vickers, LSO/Sir Colin Davis CD20-21: MAHLER: Symphony No. 3 Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Sängerknaben, Wiener Philharmoniker/Claudio Abbado CD22: R. STRAUSS: Vier Letzte Lieder; 6 Orchesterlieder Gewandhausorchester Leipzig/Kurt Masur CD23: BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 Reinhild Runkel, Robert Schunk, Hans Sotin, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/Sir Georg Solti CD24: WAGNER: Tannhäuser Overture & Siegried-Idyll; Tristan und Isolde Vorspiel & Isoldes Liebestod Wiener Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan CD25: LIVE AT NOTRE-DAME Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon/Lawrence Foster CD26-27: BEETHOVEN: Missa Solemnis Cheryl Studer, Plácido Domingo, Kurt Moll, Leipziger Rundfunkchor, Schwedischer Rundfunkchor, Eric-Ericson-Kammerchor, Wiener Philharmoniker/James Levine CD28: SCHOENBERG: Erwartung; Brettl-Lieder (Cabaret Songs) Metropolitan Opera Orchestra/James Levine CD29-30: MAHLER: Symphony No. 3 – Live recording Tanglewood Festival Chorus, American Boy Choir, Boston Symphony Orchestra/Seiji Ozawa CD31: MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde – Live recording Siegfried Jerusalem, Berliner Philharmoniker/James Levine CD32: I COULDN’T HEAR NOBODY PRAY – SPIRITUALS Ambrosian Singers/Willis Patterson, Dalton Baldwin piano CD33: SACRED SONGS incl SCHUBERT’s Ave Maria; FRANCK Panis Angelicus; Greensleeves; The Holy City & Amazing Grace Ambrosian Singers, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Alexander Gibson CD34: A GREAT DAY IN THE MORNING incl. Steal Away; Clavary; Great Day; Roll Jordon Roll & City called Heaven CD35: SPIRITUALS IN CONCERT Kathleen Battle, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York Philharmonic/James Levine CD36: CHRISTMASTIDE New York Choral Society, American Boy Choir, Empire Chamber Ensemble/Robert De Cromier CD37: IN THE SPIRIT – SACRED MUSIC FOR CHRISTMAS St. Thomas Choir, New York, Orchestra of St Luke’s/David Robertson CD38: WITH A SONG IN MY HEART Boston Pops Orchestra/John Williams CD39: LUCKY TO BE ME John Williams (piano) CD40: I WAS BORN IN LOVE WITH YOU – JESSYE NORMAN SINGS MICHEL LEGRAND Michel Legrand (piano) CD41: MOZART: “Non più, tutto ascoltai” [Idomeneo, KV 366]* & “Ch'io mi scordi di te”°, KV 505 – Live in Strasbourg, 1978 Hugh Maguire*, Alfred Brendel°, Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner MAHLER: Kindertotenlieder – Live in Frankfurt, 1988 Boston Symphony Orchestra/Seiji Ozawa MAHLER: Lieder eines fahrenden gesellen Berliner Philharmoniker/Bernard Haitink WAGNER: Wesendonck Lieder - IV. Schmerzen & V. Träume – Live at Royal Albert Hall, 1972 BBC Symphony Orchestra/Sir Colin Davis CD42: BERLIOZ: La Mort de Cléopâtre Orchestre de Paris/Daniel Barenboim BRAHMS: Alto Rhapsody Choral Arts Society Of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Orchestra/Riccardo Muti BRUCKNER: Te Deum Yvonne Minton, David Rendall, Samuel Ramey, Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Daniel Barenboim BERNSTEIN: Somewhere Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein DE LISLE arr. BERLIOZ: La Marseillaise Choeur de l'Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre de Paris/Semyon Bychkov MARK WATTERS: Faster, Higher, Stronger Centennial Choir, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra/Mark Watters DVD1: A PORTAIT Filmed by German film maker André Heller, this intimate and in-depth portrait gives a deeply personal and emotional portrait of one of opera and lieder’s most respected exponents. Includes interviews and 14 specially-staged performances of her repertoire. DVD2: AT CHRISTMAS This seasonal offering includes two full-length concerts from Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, France and Ely Cathedral in England. Songs include carols, gospel songs, pieces by Handel, Bach and many others DVD3: HANDEL, SCHUBERT, SCHUMANN LIEDER – LIVE AT HOHENEMS First release on DVD A live recital of lieder by Handel, Schubert & Schumann with Geoffrey Parsons accompanying on piano from the 1987 Hohenems Festival in Austria, released on DVD for the very first time