Benita Valente, Volume 2
BRIDGE 9451


$ 14.99

This second volume of recordings devoted to the great American soprano, Benita Valente, contains studio and concert recordings made between 1980 and 1985. Volume 1 of of this series was issued as BRIDGE 9316. Fanfare called it “An eloquent recital. A lovely bright voice, excellent technique as well as astounding versatility.”


The pianists are all terrific, as is Harold Wright. If you’re a Valente fan, don’t miss this.” - American Record Guide


Listen to Valente shape songs by Schubert, Schumann, Strauss and Wolf and you know you’re in the presence of a supreme artist. She somehow brings out the best in the musicians with whom she collaborates, and her colleagues here are distinguished, to say the least.” - Gramophone


It serves as a testimony to the beauty of her voice and her skill as an interpreter.” - MusicWeb International

 

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Benita Valente, soprano

FRANZ SCHUBERT:
Romanze, D. 787, Gretchen am Spinnrade, D. 118
Cynthia Raim, piano, Harold Wright, clarinet

Lied der Mignon, D. 877, #2, #3, & #4
Lydia Artymiw, piano

ROBERT SCHUMANN:
Die Lotosblume, op. 25, #7, Du bist wie eine Blume, op. 25, #24; Marienwürmchen, op. 79, #13
Lee Luvisi, piano

RICHARD STRAUSS:
Heimkehr, op. 15, #5, Allerseelen, op. 10, #8, Einerlei, op. 69, #3; Drei Lieder der Ophelia, op. 67, #1 Wie erkenn ich mein Treulieb, #2 Guten Morgen, #3 Sie trugen ihn, Zueignung, op. 10, #1, Die Nacht, op. 10, #3, Ständchen, op. 17, #2; Cäcilie, op. 27, #2

HUGO WOLF:
Er ist's, Verschwiegene Liebe, Verborgenheit, Das verlassene Mägdlein, In dem Schatten meiner Locken, Mausfallensprüchlein
Cynthia Raim, piano

BRIDGE 9451

 

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9316

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