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10:24 am

Symphony #2 "Lobgesang" (Hymn of Praise): VI. - IX

Felix Mendelssohn
Ruth Ziesak (soprano) Christian Elsner (tenor) MDR Radio Choir MDR Symphony Orchestra Jun Märkl (conductor)

Naxos 572.294

Mendelssohn
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10:20 am

The Creation (Die Schöpfung): #24. Aria. "Mit Würd' und Hoheit angetan"

Joseph Haydn
Aldo Baldin [Uriel] Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Sir Neville Marriner (conductor)

Philips 416.449

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10:07 am

Mefistofele: Epilogue

Arrigo Boito
Samuel Ramey (bass) [Mefistofele] Plácido Domingo (tenor) [Faust] Eva Marton [Margherite; Elena] Sergio Tedesco [Wagner] Tamara Takács [Marta] Éva Farkas [Pantalis] Antal Pataki [Nereo] Hungaroton Opera Chorus [Celestial host; Mystic Chorus; Cherubim; Penitents; Promenaders; Crossbow Shooters; Huntsmen; Students; Countrymen; Townsfolk; Burghers; Witches; Warlocks; Corytides; Sirens; Dorids; Coryphaie; Warriors Hungarian State Orchestra Nyiregyházi Boys' Choir Giuseppe Patanè (conductor)

Sony Classical 44983

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9:08 am

Tamerlano: Act III

George Frideric Handel
Derek Ragin [Tamerlan] Nigel Robson [Bajazet] Nancy Argenta (soprano) [Asteria] Michael Chance (alto) [Andronicus] Jane Findlay [Irène] Renè Schirrer [Léon] The English Baroque Soloists John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

Erato 88220

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9:00 am

Rigoletto: Act I, Duet. "Signore né principe...È il sol dell'anima...Addio! speranza"

Giuseppe Verdi
Ailyn Pérez (soprano) Stephen Costello (tenor) BBC Symphony Orchestra Patrick Summers (conductor)

Warner Classics 633485

Love Duets
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8:46 am

Ercole sul Termodonte (Hercules on the Thermodon): Act I, Scenes 1-2

Antonio Vivaldi
Vivica Genaux [Antiope] Joyce DiDonato [Ippolita] Patrizia Ciofi [Orizia] Diana Damrau [Martesia] Rolando Villazón [Ercole] Romina Basso [Teseo] Philippe Jaroussky [Alceste] Topi Lehtipuu [Telamone] Coro da Camera "Santa Cecilia" di Borgo San Lorenzo Europa Galante Fabio Biondi (conductor)

Virgin Classics 94545

Ercole
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8:23 am

Norma: Act II/1

Vincenzo Bellini
Montserrat Caballé (soprano) [Norma] Fiorenza Cossotto [Adalgisa] Plácido Domingo (tenor) [Pollione] Ruggero Raimondi (baritone) [Oroveso] Elizabeth Bainbridge [Clotilde] Kenneth Collins [Flavio] Ambrosian Opera Chorus London Philharmonic Orchestra Carlo Felice Cillario (conductor)

RCA 6502

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8:01 am

Don Giovanni: Act II, Scene 5 (finale)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
William Shimmel [Don Giovanni] Samuel Ramey (bass) [Leporello] Cheryl Studer (soprano) [Donna Anna] Carol Vaness [Donna Elvira] Frank Lopardo (tenor) [Don Ottavio] Susanne Mentzer [Zerlina] Natale de Carolis [Masetto] Jan-Hendrik Rootering [Commendatore/La Statua] Vienna State Opera Concert Chorus Vienna Philharmonic Riccardo Muti (conductor)

EMI 54255

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7:55 am

Tournoiement, songe d'opium (Spinning, an opium dream)

Camille Saint-Saëns
Stéphane Degout (baritone) Hélène Lucas (piano)

Naive 5209

Melodies
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7:52 am

Ellens Zweiter Gesang, D 838

Franz Schubert
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano) Chamber Orchestra of Europe Claudio Abbado (conductor)

DG 0000049

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