Classic 100 - Voice

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RELEASE DATE: 20/09/2020
8 CD

The Classic 100 - ABC Classic FM`s annual survey of listener favourites - returns with a celebration of the musical instrument with which we are all born: the human voice.

When ABC Classic FM asked listeners across Australia to nominate their favourite vocal music, they were quick to respond, eager to share their musical treasures. At number one was Beethoven`s triumphant Choral Symphony, featuring the `Ode to Joy`, closely followed by Bizet`s opera The Pearl Fishers, with its famous duet `Au fond du temple saint`, and in third place Handel`s beloved oratorio Messiah.

Despite not featuring in the top 5, JS Bach and Mozart were the most popular composers, each with 8 works in the top 100. Around one third of the works chosen were operas; a quarter were composed in the 20th century; and three Australian composers - Ross Edwards, Elena Kats-Chernin and Nigel Westlake - were voted in.

This album presents the results of The Classic 100: Voice survey, containing highlights from all 100 of Australia`s best-loved vocal works: the grand oratorios of Bach, Handel and Haydn, passionate opera arias by Puccini, Verdi and Wagner, the sparkling wit of Gilbert and Sullivan, contemporary classics by John Rutter, Elena Kats-Chernin and Karl Jenkins, and the timeless beauty of Arvo Pärt and Hildegard of Bingen.

CD 1

1. LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 ‘Choral`: IV. Finale (Ode to Joy)
2.GEORGE BIZET The Pearlfishers: Au fond du temple saint (In the depths of the holy temple)
3 – 9. GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Messiah, HWV56 - selections
10 - 13. GABRIEL FAURÉ Requiem, Op. 48 - selections

CD 2

2 - 9. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Requiem, KV626 - selections
10 - 11. LÉO DELIBES Lakmé - selections
12 – 15. RICHARD STRAUSS Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs)
16.CARL ORFF Carmina burana: Ave formosissima - O Fortuna

CD 3

  1. GIACOMO PUCCINI Madama Butterfly - selections
  2. GIACOMO PUCCINI Madama Butterfly - selections
  3. JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH St Matthew Passion, BWV244: Mache dich, mein Herze, rein (Purify yourself, my heart)
  4. GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Zadok the Priest - Coronation Anthem No. 1, HWV258
  5. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Ave, verum Corpus, KV618
  6. ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK Rusalka: MÄ›síčku na nebi hlubokém (Song to the Moon)
  7. HENRY PURCELL Dido and Aeneas: Thy hand, Belinda…When I am laid in earth (Dido`s L
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