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decca-sound-55-great-vocal-recitals-ape

Label : Decca
Format : Ape
Cover : Yes

Authoritative and comprehensive, this 55CD set presents a unique period in human history: a period when brilliant recorded sound on LP & CD, plus radio, TV, film and live all combined to offer huge new opportunities for singers, record labels and producers to expand the audience for classical music.

This box set puts the spotlight on fifty-five unique voices whose music and art shaped the century. Included are also the debut recitals of some of today’s biggest names, underlining Decca’s unparalleled ability at spotting vocal talent. The artists in this encyclopaedic set are a who’s who of the greatest singers from 1950 to the present day.

Presented in chronological order with their original cover artwork, this set proudly takes its place as the fifth in the hugely successful Decca Sound series which documents the label’s story from the early years of mono to the present day.

55 acclaimed recitals from Decca – many original LP recitals are complemented with bonus material.

Original cover art used for each sleeve and presented in chronological order of recording date.

Includes debut recitals by the world’s most distinguished artists such as Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland, Angela Gheorghiu and Cecilia Bartoli.

Tri-lingual booklet contains an article by Raymond McGill and tracklists

Full recording information on each album and numerous photographs.

Luxury anti-scratch matt black and metallic-silver box. Plus spot gloss varnish.

CD 1: SUZANNE DANCO – Operatic Recital (1950)
CD 2: PAUL SCHÖFFLER – Operatic Recital (1950)
CD 3: KATHLEEN FERRIER – A Recital of Bach and Handel Arias (1952)
CD 4: CESARE SIEPI – Operatic Arias for Bass (1954)
CD 5: FERNANDO CORENA – Operatic Arias for Bass (1956)
CD 6: MARIO DEL MONACO – Great Tenor Arias (1956)
CD 7: KIRSTEN FLAGSTAD – Wagner Recital+ Sibelius Songs (1956)
CD 8: LISA DELLA CASA- Lieder Recital (1956)
CD 9: GIULIETTA SIMIONATO – Operatic Recital (1956)
CD 10: GÉRARD SOUZAY- French Operatic Arias+ Gabriel Fauré (1956)
CD 11: VIRGINIA ZEANI- Operatic Recital (1956)
CD 12: JENNIFER VYVYAN – Mozart and Haydn Recital (1957)
CD 13: CARLO BERGONZI – Operatic Recital (1957)
CD 14: GIUSEPPE DI STEFANO – Operatic Recital+ Italian songs (1958)
CD 15: JOAN SUTHERLAND – Operatic Arias (1959)
CD 16: REGINA RESNIK – On the Wings of Opera (1961)
CD 17: HILDE GUEDEN – Sings Operetta Evergreens (1961)
CD 18: TERESA BERGANZA – Sings Mozart (1962)
CD 19: TOM KRAUSE – Songs by Sibelius and Strauss (1963)
CD 20: PETER PEARS – Schubert Winterreise (1963)
CD 21: BIRGIT NILSSON – Sings German Opera by Wagner, Weber & Beethoven (1963)
CD 22: ROBERT MERRILL + James McCracken – Italian Opera Arias (1963)
CD 23: MARILYN HORNE – Recital (1964)
CD 24: RENATA TEBALDI – Operatic Arias (1964)
CD 25: HERMANN PREY – Schubert Schwanengesang (1965)
CD 26: ELENA SOULIOTIS – Donizetti & Verdi (1966)
CD 27: RÉGINE CRESPIN – Recital: Schumann · Wolf · Debussy · Poulenc (1967)
CD 28: GWYNETH JONES – Scenes from Verdi (1968)
CD 29: LUCIANO PAVAROTTI – Arias by Verdi and Donizetti (1968)
CD 30: NICOLAI GHIAUROV – Great Scenes from Verdi + Mussorgsky (1969)
CD 31: HUGUETTE TOURANGEAU – Arias from Forgotten Operas (1970)
CD 32: MARIA CHIARA – Sings Verdi Arias (1972)
CD 33: SHERRILL MILNES – Great Scenes from Italian Opera (1972)
CD 34: HANS HOTTER – The Art of Hans Hotter vol.1 (1974)
CD 35: SYLVIA SASS – Presenting Sylvia Sass (1977)
CD 36: PILAR LORENGAR – Portrait of Pilar (1978)
CD 37: ELISABETH SÖDERSTRÖM – Sings Songs for Children (Prokofiev and Mussorgsky) + Rachmaninov (1978)
CD 38: MIRELLA FRENI & RENATA SCOTTO – In Duet (1978)
CD 39: MARTTI TALVELA – Mussorgsky Songs & Dances of Death
CD 40: PAATA BURCHULADZE – Boris Godunov, Verdi, etc. (1984)
CD 41: LEO NUCCI – Bel canto Arias (1986)
CD 42: SUSAN DUNN – Verdi · Beethoven · Wagner (1987)
CD 43: CECILIA BARTOLI – Rossini Arias (1988)
CD 44: JOSEPHINE BARSTOW – Final Scenes: R.Strauss, Cherubini, Janáček and Puccini (1989)
CD 45: KIRI TE KANAWA – In Recital: Liszt · Obradors · Ravel (1989)
CD 46: BRIGITTE FASSBAENDER – Liszt Lieder (1990)
CD 47: SUMI JO – Carnaval! (1993)
CD 48: ANGELA GHEORGHIU – Arias (1995)
CD 49: ANDREAS SCHOLL – Heroes (1998)
CD 50: RENÉE FLEMING – Great Opera Scenes (1996)
CD 51: BARBARA BONNEY – Diamonds in the Snow (1999)
CD 52: MATTHIAS GOERNE – Arias (2000)
CD 53: JUAN DIEGO FLÓREZ – Una furtiva lagrima (2002)
CD 54: JONAS KAUFMANN – Mozart · Schubert · Beethoven · Wagner (2008)
CD 55: JOSEPH CALLEJA – The Maltese Tenor (2010)

Complete tracklist : http://www.deccaclassics.com/en/cat/4789679

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