Janet Baker

Mezzo-soprano and alto. Born 21 August 1933
Janet Baker
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1933-08-21
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Janet Baker

Janet Baker Biography (Wikipedia)

Dame Janet Abbott Baker CH DBE FRSA (born 21 August 1933) is an English mezzo-soprano best known as an opera, concert, and lieder singer.

She was particularly closely associated with baroque and early Italian opera and the works of Benjamin Britten. During her career, which spanned the 1950s to the 1980s, she was considered an outstanding singing actress and widely admired for her dramatic intensity, perhaps best represented in her famous portrayal as Dido, the tragic heroine of Berlioz's magnum opus, Les Troyens. As a concert performer, Dame Janet was noted for her interpretations of the music of Gustav Mahler and Edward Elgar. David Gutman, writing in Gramophone, described her performance of Mahler's Kindertotenlieder as "intimate, almost self-communing."

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Edward Elgar
Softly and gently (The Dream of Gerontius, Op 38)
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Softly and gently (The Dream of Gerontius, Op 38)
Franz Schubert
Die junge Nonne, D 826
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Die junge Nonne, D 826
Hector Berlioz
L'île inconnue (Les Nuits d'été)
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L'île inconnue (Les Nuits d'été)
Gustav Mahler
Symphony no. 2 in C minor "Resurrection": 4th movement; Urlicht
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Symphony no. 2 in C minor "Resurrection": 4th movement; Urlicht
Henri Duparc
L'Invitation au voyage
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L'Invitation au voyage
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Linden Lea
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Linden Lea
Gabriel Fauré
Soir
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Soir
Gabriel Fauré
Prison
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Prison
Felix Mendelssohn
On Wings of Song, Op.34 no.2
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On Wings of Song, Op.34 no.2
Ernest Chausson
Chanson perpetuelle, Op. 37
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Chanson perpetuelle, Op. 37
Johannes Brahms
Geistliche Wiegenlied, Op 91 No 2
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Geistliche Wiegenlied, Op 91 No 2
Edward Elgar
Sea Slumber Song (Sea Pictures, Op 37)
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Sea Slumber Song (Sea Pictures, Op 37)
George Frideric Handel
Empio, dirò, tu sei (Giulio Cesare)
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Empio, dirò, tu sei (Giulio Cesare)
Maurice Ravel
Shéhérazade: L'indifférent
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Shéhérazade: L'indifférent
Gustav Mahler
Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (Rückert-Lieder)
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Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (Rückert-Lieder)
Janet Baker
Purcell - Dido and Aeneas - When I Am Laid In Earth
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Purcell - Dido and Aeneas - When I Am Laid In Earth
Thomas Arne
Where the bee sucks (The Tempest)
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Where the bee sucks (The Tempest)
Franz Schubert
Abendstern, D.806
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Abendstern, D.806
Edward Elgar
Where corals lie (Sea Pictures, Op 37)
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Where corals lie (Sea Pictures, Op 37)
Henry Purcell
Dido and Aeneas - opera in 3 acts Z.626
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Dido and Aeneas - opera in 3 acts Z.626
Hector Berlioz
Villanelle (Les Nuits d'été, Op 7)
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Villanelle (Les Nuits d'été, Op 7)
Hector Berlioz
Les Nuits d'été: V. Au cimetière
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Les Nuits d'été: V. Au cimetière
Henry Purcell
Dido and Aeneas, "When I Am Laid In Earth"
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Dido and Aeneas, "When I Am Laid In Earth"
George Frideric Handel
Ombra mai fù (Serse)
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Ombra mai fù (Serse)
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Alceste: Act I Divinites du Styx
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Alceste: Act I Divinites du Styx
Thomas Dunhill
The Cloths of Heaven, op.30 no.3
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The Cloths of Heaven, op.30 no.3
Edward Elgar
Softly and gently (The Dream of Gerontius)
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Softly and gently (The Dream of Gerontius)
Hector Berlioz
Les Nuits d'été, op. 7: ii. Le Spectre de la Rose
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Les Nuits d'été, op. 7: ii. Le Spectre de la Rose
Richard Strauss
Morgen, Op 27 No 4
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Morgen, Op 27 No 4
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Now The Birth Of Jesus Christ; It Was The Winter Wild (from Hodie)
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Now The Birth Of Jesus Christ; It Was The Winter Wild (from Hodie)
Gustav Mahler
Um Mitternacht (Rückert-Lieder)
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Um Mitternacht (Rückert-Lieder)
Janet Baker
Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte: Soave Sia Il Vento
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Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte: Soave Sia Il Vento
Richard Wagner
Im Treibhaus (Wesendonck-Lieder)
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Im Treibhaus (Wesendonck-Lieder)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Recordare (Requiem, K.626)
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Recordare (Requiem, K.626)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Vergnugte Ruh', beliebte Seelenlust (Cantata no.170, BWV.170)
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Vergnugte Ruh', beliebte Seelenlust (Cantata no.170, BWV.170)
Gustav Mahler
Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (Ruckert-Lieder)
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Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (Ruckert-Lieder)
Henry Purcell
When I am laid in earth (Dido and Aeneas)
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When I am laid in earth (Dido and Aeneas)
Janet Baker
Ave Maria
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Ave Maria
George Frideric Handel
Va tacito (from Giulio Cesare)
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Va tacito (from Giulio Cesare)

Va tacito (from Giulio Cesare)

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Orchestra of English National Opera
Edward Elgar
Sea Pictures Op.37 , No.s 3,4 & 5
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Sea Pictures Op.37 , No.s 3,4 & 5
Henry Purcell
Dido & Aeneas (conclusion)
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Dido & Aeneas (conclusion)
Gustav Mahler
Symphony no.2 (Resurrection) (Finale)
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Symphony no.2 (Resurrection) (Finale)
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Playlists featuring Janet Baker


Past BBC Events

Proms 1984: Prom 01 - First Night of the Proms 1984
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/evj8gw
Royal Albert Hall
1984-07-20T05:54:05
20
Jul
1984

Proms 1984: Prom 01 - First Night of the Proms 1984

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1983: Prom 22
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e6rj5v
Royal Albert Hall
1983-08-13T05:54:05
13
Aug
1983

Proms 1983: Prom 22

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1982: Prom 55
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e39xj5
Royal Albert Hall
1982-09-09T05:54:05
9
Sep
1982

Proms 1982: Prom 55

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1982: Prom 28
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/eh3q9r
Royal Albert Hall
1982-08-11T05:54:05
11
Aug
1982

Proms 1982: Prom 28

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1981: Prom 03
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Royal Albert Hall
1981-07-20T05:54:05
20
Jul
1981

Proms 1981: Prom 03

Royal Albert Hall

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