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Opera & Vocal CD review - 23 November 1999


Gluck: Armide
Mireille Delunsch (Armide); Ewa Podles (La Haine); Françoise Masset (Phénice/Mélisse); Nicole Heaston (Sidonie/Une bergère/Lucinde); Magdalena Kozená (Un Plaisir); Valérie Gabail (Une Naiade); Charles Workman (Renaud); Yann Beuron (Artémidore/Le Chevalier danois) Laurent Naouri (Hidraot); Brett Polegato (Ubalde); Vincent le Texier (Aronte)
Les Musiciens du Louvre et Choeur des Musiciens du Louvre
Marc Minkowski, conductor
Archive 459 616-2 (2 cds)
Texts and translations in English, French and German

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EMI Debut:

Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin
Dietrich Henschel, baritone; Fritz Schwinghammer, piano
EMI 5 72824 2
Notes in English, French and German, but no texts


Schumann: Die Lieder
Sophie Daneman, soprano; Julius Drake, piano
EMI 5 72828 2
Notes in English, French and German, but no texts


Duparc-Wagner-Liszt-R. Strauss Songs
Michelle DeYoung, soprano; Kevin Murphy, piano
EMI 5 73163 2
Notes in English, French and German, but no texts


R. Strauss-Mahler-Marx Lieder
Katerina Karnéus, mezzo-soprano; Roger Vignoles, piano
EMI 5 73168 2
Notes in English, French and German, but no texts

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Glière: How dark is the night-Songs for soprano and piano
Elena Prokina, soprano; Semion Skigin, piano
Conifer 75605 51303 2
Texts and translations in English, French and German

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Korngold: Rendez-vous with Korngold: Songs and Chamber Music
Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano; Bengt Forsberg, piano; Kjell Lysell, Ulf Forsberg, violins; Nils-Erik Sparf, viola; Mats Lidström, cello
DGG 459 631-2 (2 cds)
Texts and translation in English, French and German

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Schubert: Die Winterreise
Thomas Quasthoff, bass-baritone, Charles Spencer, paino
RCA 09026 63147 2
Texts and translations in English, French and German

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Schumann: Lieder
Matthias Goerne, baritone; Eric Schneider, piano
Decca 460 797-2
Texts and translations in English, French and German

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