The Art of Nance Grant | Melba MR30113536

The Art of Nance Grant

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Label: Melba

Cat No: MR30113536

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 19th November 2012

Contents

Works

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Fidelio, op.72
» Komm, Hoffnung, lass den letzten Stern (Act 1)

Donizetti, Gaetano

Maria Stuarda
» Si, vuol di Francia il Rege col mio core l'Anglo trono (Act 1)

Grieg, Edvard

Melodies of the heart (4), op.5
» no.1 To brune ojne jeg nylig sa (Two brown eyes)
» no.3 Jeg elsker dig (I love but thee)
Peer Gynt, op.23
» Solveig's Song
Songs (6), op.25
» no.4 Med en vanlilje (With a water lily)
Songs (6), op.48
» no.6 En drom (A dream)

Hageman, Richard

At the well
Charity
Do not go, my love
Miranda
Music I heard with you

Mendelssohn, Felix

Elijah, op.70
» Hear ye, Israel

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Idomeneo, Re di Creta, K366
» Estinto e Idomene
» Idol mio, se ritroso altra amante a me ti rende

Strauss, Richard

Ariadne auf Naxos, op.60
» Ein schones war
» Es gibt ein Reich, wo alles rein ist
Lieder (5), op.41
» no.1 Wiegenlied
Lieder (5), op.48
» no.2 Ich schwebe
Lieder (6), op.19 (Lieder aus Lotosblatter)
» no.3 Schon sind, doch kalt die Himmelssterne
» no.4 Wie sollten wir geheim sie halten
Lieder (6), op.37
» no.1 Gluckes genug
» no.3 Meinem Kinde
Lieder (8), op.10 TrV141 (Gedichte aus Letzte Blatter)
» no.3 Die Nacht
» no.4 Die Georgine
Lieder (8), op.49
» no.1 Waldseligkeit

Wagner, Richard

Die Walkure
» Der Manner Sippe (Act 1)
» Du bist der Lenz (Act 1)
Tannhauser
» Dich, teure Halle
Wesendonck-Lieder (5), WWV91

Artists

Nance Grant (soprano)
Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
Elizabethan Melbourne Orchestra (Orchestra Victoria)
Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra
Sydney Philharmonia Choir and Orchestra
West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Conductors

Richard Divall
Edward Downes
Leif Segerstam
Peter Seymour
Dalia Atlas

Works

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Fidelio, op.72
» Komm, Hoffnung, lass den letzten Stern (Act 1)

Donizetti, Gaetano

Maria Stuarda
» Si, vuol di Francia il Rege col mio core l'Anglo trono (Act 1)

Grieg, Edvard

Melodies of the heart (4), op.5
» no.1 To brune ojne jeg nylig sa (Two brown eyes)
» no.3 Jeg elsker dig (I love but thee)
Peer Gynt, op.23
» Solveig's Song
Songs (6), op.25
» no.4 Med en vanlilje (With a water lily)
Songs (6), op.48
» no.6 En drom (A dream)

Hageman, Richard

At the well
Charity
Do not go, my love
Miranda
Music I heard with you

Mendelssohn, Felix

Elijah, op.70
» Hear ye, Israel

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Idomeneo, Re di Creta, K366
» Estinto e Idomene
» Idol mio, se ritroso altra amante a me ti rende

Strauss, Richard

Ariadne auf Naxos, op.60
» Ein schones war
» Es gibt ein Reich, wo alles rein ist
Lieder (5), op.41
» no.1 Wiegenlied
Lieder (5), op.48
» no.2 Ich schwebe
Lieder (6), op.19 (Lieder aus Lotosblatter)
» no.3 Schon sind, doch kalt die Himmelssterne
» no.4 Wie sollten wir geheim sie halten
Lieder (6), op.37
» no.1 Gluckes genug
» no.3 Meinem Kinde
Lieder (8), op.10 TrV141 (Gedichte aus Letzte Blatter)
» no.3 Die Nacht
» no.4 Die Georgine
Lieder (8), op.49
» no.1 Waldseligkeit

Wagner, Richard

Die Walkure
» Der Manner Sippe (Act 1)
» Du bist der Lenz (Act 1)
Tannhauser
» Dich, teure Halle
Wesendonck-Lieder (5), WWV91

Artists

Nance Grant (soprano)
Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
Elizabethan Melbourne Orchestra (Orchestra Victoria)
Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra
Sydney Philharmonia Choir and Orchestra
West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Conductors

Richard Divall
Edward Downes
Leif Segerstam
Peter Seymour
Dalia Atlas

About

Acclaimed and cherished as one of Australia’s finest operatic artists, Nance Grant had a voice possessed with beauty and power, an ease of technique, a perfection of phrasing and taste that cemented her place in the hearts of Australian music lovers. This long overdue tribute presents one of the great sopranos from down under - in recordings previously thought lost.

Nance Grant chose to stay close to her family in Australia rather than pursue an international career, even though Sir Edward Downes insisted he could ‘fill her books’ with performances in Britain and Europe. So this double album offers those who never had the opportunity to hear her, the gift of discovering a voice of magnitude and generosity, and for those who grew up hearing her on stage, the chance to reacquaint themselves with her artistry.

The original tapes from radio broadcasts of the 1960s and ’70s have been carefully restored to give more than a hint of the majesty of Nance Grant in a characteristic range of repertoire. The recordings represent significant landmarks in the development of opera in Australia: the emerging Victorian State Opera’s enormously successful Idomeneo, re di Creta and Maria Stuarda under the direction of Richard Divall; Australian Opera’s Ariadne auf Naxos, Fidelio and Tannhäuser with Sir Edward Downes; and one of the first of the Australian Opera/ABC collaborations presenting concert performances of Wagner operas, with Grant as Sieglinde in Die Walküre conducted by Leif Segerstam.

The programme also pays homage to Nance’s considerable concert career, including a complete song recital - Grieg, Richard Hageman and Richard Strauss - with pianist Geoffrey Parsons, Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, and an excerpt from Mendelssohn’s Elijah.

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