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CHAN 10444
(multiple CD Set)

Inga Nielsen: Voices - Live and Studio Recordings 1952-2007

The Classical Shop
release date: September 2007

Originally recorded in 1989

Artists:

Christopher Hogwood


Gustav Kuhn


Heinz Wallberg


Antonio Pappano


Eugene Kohn


Ingo Metzmacher


David Firman


Michael Schonwandt


Lamberto Gardelli


Gerd Albrecht


Inga Nielsen

soprano

Venue:

Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen


Oslo Concert Hall


Megaron, The Athens Concert Hall


DR, Copenhagen


Parken-Stadium, Copenhagen


The Royal Theatre, Copenhagen


Danish Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen


Copenhagen


Odense Concert Hall, Denmark



Record Label
Chandos

Genre:

Opera


Vocal & Song

Total Time - 155:14
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  COMPACT DISC ONE: Opera, Oratorio  
   
 

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

1 

Athalia: 'My Vengeance' from Athalia

4:29
 Christopher Hogwood
  11 March 1993 (recorded live)  
 

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

2 

Elettra: 'Tutte nel cor vi sento' from Idomeneo

5:18
 Gustav Kuhn
  5 December 1991 (recorded live)  
 

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

3 

Leonore: 'Abscheulicher! Wo eilst du hin?' from Fidelio

7:28
 Gerd Albrecht
  11 March 1999 (recorded live)  
 

GAETANO DONIZETTI

4 

Lucia: 'Il dolce suono' from Lucia di Lammermoor

16:13
  Enrico - Alberto Noli: Raimondo - Christian Christiansen - Normanno: Stig Fogh Andersen  
 Gustav Kuhn
  13 May 1989 (recorded live)  
 

GIUSEPPE VERDI

5 

Violetta/Germont: …'Deh non mutate in triboli' from La traviata

16:00
  Germont - Knut Skram  
 Antonio Pappano
  1 February 1990 (recorded live)  
 

CHARLES-FRANCOIS GOUNOD

6 

Marguerite: 'O Dieu! que de bijoux!' from Faust

4:54
 Eugene Kohn
  7 August 1993 (recorded live)  
 

JULES MASSENET

7 

Manon/Des Grieux: 'Toi! Vous! Oui… c'est moi!' from Manon

8:34
  Des Grieux: Plácido Domingo  
 Eugene Kohn
  7 August 1993 (recorded live)  
 

RICHARD WAGNER

8 

Elisabeth: 'Dich, teure Halle' from Tannhäuser

5:07
 Michael Schonwandt
  14 August 1997 (recorded live)  
 

RICHARD STRAUSS

9 

Kaiserin: 'Wehe, mein Mann' from Die Frau Ohne Schatten

3:52
 Michael Schonwandt
  19 October 2002 (recorded live)  
10 

Chrysothemis: 'Ich kann nicht sitzen' from Elektra

6:07
 Michael Schonwandt
  17 August 2006 (recorded live)  
   
  Danish National Symphony Orchestra/DR, Danish National Choir/DR, Danish National Symphony Orchestra/DR and The Royal Danish Orchestra, Danish Radio Sinfonietta, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra  
   
  COMPACT DISC TWO: Lieder, Concert Arias, Operetta, Musical, Spiritual and Bonus Tracks  
   
 

MAX REGER

11 

Waldeinsamkeit

1:42
  Piano: Antonio Pappano  
  7 March 1984 (recorded live)  
 

JOHANNES BRAHMS

12 

Vergebliches Ständchen

1:40
13 

Och Moder, ich well en Ding han

1:59
  Piano: Friedrich Gürtler  
  19 November 1984 (recorded live)  
 

GIOVANNI BATTISTA PERGOLESI

14 

Vidit suum dulcem natum from Stabat Mater

5:43
 Lamberto Gardelli
  31 March 1988 (recorded live)  
 

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

15 

Ch'io mi scordi di te from Concert Aria, KV 505

10:11
  Piano: Antonio Pappano  
 Antonio Pappano
  14 May 1987 (recorded live)  
 

RICHARD STRAUSS

16 

Im Abendrot from Vier Letzte Lieder

8:05
 Ingo Metzmacher
  30 May 1995 (recorded live)  
 

ARNOLD SCHOENBERG

17 

Erwartung

30:56
 Gerd Albrecht
  14, 15 and 17 May 2003  
 

FRANZ LEHAR

18 

Hanna Glawari: 'Ih, du gode Gud!' from Die Lustige Witwe

3:36
  St Brioche - Gert Henning-Jensen: Cascada - Guido Paëvatalu  
 Heinz Wallberg
  8 December 1989 (recorded live)  
 

JEROME KERN

19 

Can't help lovin' dat man from Showboat

3:42
 David Firman
  Arrangement and piano: Ovid Young  
  May 1996  
 

ROBERT MACGIMSEY

20 

Sweet little Jesus Boy

3:22
  Guitar: Lars Hannibal  
  Tenor recorder: Michala Petri  
  4 April 2007  
 

ANONYMOUS

21 

The Year's at the Spring

2:00
  Piano: Arne Nielsen  
  Recorded 1952, USA  
 

CARL NIELSEN

22 

Jeg ved en lækerede

1:00
  Piano: Esther Vagning  
  1955  
 

HAROLD FRASER-SIMSON

23 

Christopher Robin is saying his prayers

3:16
  Piano: Esther Vagning  
  1955  
   
  Danish National Symphony Orchestra/DR, Danish National Choir/DR, Danish Radio Sinfonietta  
 Inga Nielsen soprano
  Recording producers: Kim Bohr, Claus Due, Preben Ivan, Peter Juul Kristensen, Ivar Munk, Niels Peters, Katharina Ronnefeld, Henrik Sleiborg, Andy Sundstrøm, Per Erik Veng, Peter Willemoes, Thomas Winther  
  Sound engineers: Lars Christensen, Jørn Damgaard Jacobsen, Peter Juul Kristensen, Langhoff, Erik Ove Nielsen, Jan Oldrup  
Chandos Records is proud to release a 2-CD collection featuring the legendary Danish soprano Inga Nielsen.

This collection embraces this artist’s astonishingly wide ranging repertoire, from some of the most demanding roles in the operatic repertoire to lieder and operetta – Pergolesi to Schoenberg and Jerome Kern. It has been released to celebrate the thirty-fifth anniversary of her debut as a professional singer.

Much of this material is rare and, with the exception of one item, appears on CD for the first time. It includes many of the roles in which Inga Nielsen has been especially associated with on stage. Included are recent performances of her Chrysothemis (Elektra), Kaiserin (Die Frau ohne Schatten) and Leonore (Fidelio), roles for which she has received tremendous acclaim.

This set also includes guest appearances of Plácido Domingo, as well as the young Antonio Pappano, as both conductor and pianist/accompanist. As a bonus, there is a track recorded when Miss Nielsen was six years old, accompanied by her father, and also two further examples of her very early singing career from this time.

The accompanying booklet is lavishly illustrated with many photographs, and Inga Nielsen herself provides the illuminating sleeve notes. The 2-CDs are available at mid price.

The versatile Danish soprano Inga Nielsen was very much a child prodigy, making her first professional recording at the age of nine singing Danish folksongs and Christmas carols for Columbia Records.

These two CDs span a period of more than fifty years, from her first ever recording, made at the age of six accompanied by her father, all the way through to the latest recordings made in August 2006 and April 2007. The set marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of her debut as a professional singer and demonstrates the range of her talent in performances of opera, oratorio, lieder, operetta, spirituals and musicals. Inga Nielsen has personally selected the repertoire from the large archive of her recordings.

Inga Nielsen has performed with some star players in the operatic world, and it is great joy for her that so many are included in this retrospective. Plácido Domingo has given permission for their recording of ‘Toi! Vous! Oui… c’est moi!’ from Massenet’s Manon to be included. This is complemented by performances conducted by such greats as Antonio Pappano in La traviata, Lamberto Gardelli in Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and Gustav Kuhn in Lucia di Lammermoor.

In 1992 the Queen of Denmark honoured Inga Nielsen by appointing her Knight of the Order of Dannebrog, equivalent of the English DBE.

Dedicated to recordings by the Danish soprano who died earlier this year aged 61, this 2-CD collection demonstrates her range and versatility, as well as the technical excellence and appealing sincerity of her singing.
BBC Music Magazine

Nielsen covers an amazing range of music, one moment singing Leonore’s great aria from Beethoven’s Fidelio, the next going into bel canto mode for the mad scene from Lucia. I enjoyed the duet from Massenet’s Manon. Sound quality is variable but good.
Daily Mail

Nielsen covers an amazing range of music, one moment singing Leonore’s great aria from Beethoven’s Fidelio, the next going into bel canto mode for the mad scene from Lucia. I enjoyed the duet from Massenet’s Manon. Sound quality is variable but good.
Daily Mail

Reviews from some of her recent performances:
As Strauss’s Salome, she is regarded by many as definitive…
The Guardian

Nielsen is an extraordinary, magnificent singing actress in the title role. Her voice has something of the legendary Ljuba Welitsch’s girlish innocence, and her way with the text reveals an artist totally attuned to every dramatic nuance that Strauss offers… Comparisons with such illustrious names as Nilsson, Borkh, and Goltz are completely justified.
Amazon.com

This is a timely tribute to one of the finest and perhaps most underrated sopranos of our day.
Sunday Telegraph

Nielsen made her debut during childhood, long before developing an international career. Her vocal individuality and musical personality hallmark this splendid album
Classic FM

The range of her work is astonishing, passing Lucia in her Mad scene and the Violetta-Germont duet from La Traviata (conducted by a young Antonio Pappano), the St Sulpice duet from Manon with Domingo, and strenuous sessions with Strauss in Die Frau ohne Schatten and Elektra. Search your record shelves: if they have nothing of Inga Nielsen, now is the time to fill the gap.
Opear Now

Throughout, you’re conscious of how Nielsen’s voice has gained in weight and power at the occasional expense of flexibility during the course of a lifetime’s involvement with music. What remains constant is her remarkable, laser-like tone, and the fierce dramatic commitment she brings to everything she sings.
Guardian



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