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Jessye Norman

Fiona Talkington introduces highlights of concerts recorded from the past and present featuring the great soprano Jessye Norman, who died in September.

Fiona Talkington introduces highlights of concerts recorded from the past and present featuring the great soprano Jessye Norman, who died in September.

The world lost one of its greatest opera singers on September 30th this year, and the tributes flooded in from radio stations around the world, with recordings of concerts stored in their archives going back to the 1960s. This evening's In Concert features highglights from some of these recordings, culminating in a performance of Verdi's Requiem.

Mascagni: Voi lo sapete, o mamma (from 'Cavalleria Rusticana')
Jessye Norman (soprano)
Munich Radio Orchestra
Kurt Eichhorn (conductor)
Closing Concert of the ARD Music competition, Jessye Norman as Prizewinner
Recorded at Hercules Hall, Residenz, Munich, 1968

Berlioz: Les nuits d'été (excerpts): Villanelle; Absence: L'Ile inconnue
Jessye Norman (soprano)
New Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra
Charles Dutoit (conductor)

Brahms: 2 Songs, Op 91
Jessye Norman (soprano)
Enrique Santiago (viola)
Mark Markham (piano)
Recorded at the 1997 Ludwigsburg Castle Festival, Germany

Giuseppe Verdi
Messa da Requiem
Jessye Norman (soprano)
Agnes Baltsa (mezzo-soprano)
José Carreras (tenor)
Evgeny Nesterenko (bass)
Bavarian Radio Chorus
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti (conductor)
Recorded at Hercules Hall, Residenz, Munich, 1981

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1 hour, 59 minutes

Music Played

  • Pietro Mascagni

    'Voi lo sapete, o mamma' from Cavalleria Rusticana

    Singer: Jessye Norman. Orchestra: Münchner Rundfunkorchester. Conductor: Kurt Eichhorn.
  • Hector Berlioz

    'Villanelle' from les nuits d'été, Op.7

    Singer: Jessye Norman. Orchestra: New Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Dutoit.
  • Hector Berlioz

    'L'absence' from les nuits d'été, Op.7

    Singer: Jessye Norman. Orchestra: New Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Dutoit.
  • Hector Berlioz

    L'Ile inconnue' from les nuits d'été, Op.7

    Singer: Jessye Norman. Orchestra: New Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Dutoit.
  • Johannes Brahms

    'Gestillte Sehnsucht' from Zwei Gesänge, Op.91

    Performer: Mark Markham. Performer: Enrique Santiago. Singer: Jessye Norman.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Requiem

    Singer: Jessye Norman. Singer: Agnes Baltsa. Singer: José Carreras. Singer: Evgeny Nesterenko. Choir: Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.

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