Jessye Norman

Strauss Richard - Ariadne auf Naxos (James Levine, Jessye Norman, Kathleen Battle) (2003/1988)

Strauss Richard - Ariadne auf Naxos (James Levine, Jessye Norman, Kathleen Battle) (2003/1988)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.77 Gb (DVD9) | 154 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

“This is straight and unfussy in its staging, and the video production by Brian Large could not be more expert and unobtrusive (save for one or two close-ups of Jessye Norman's larynx). Tatiana Troyanos's Composer is quite superb, and neither Battle nor Norman can be faulted vocally” (Penguin Guide)
Berlioz - Les Troyens (James Levine, Plácido Domingo, Tatiana Troyanos, Jessye Norman) [2007 / 1983]

Berlioz - Les Troyens (James Levine, Plácido Domingo, Tatiana Troyanos, Jessye Norman) [2007 / 1983]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch); (Dolby AC3, 6 ch); (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.62 Gb + 6.96 Gb (2*DVD9)
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese | +3% Recovery | 250 min

“Domingo's clarion (though stretched) Aeneas and Norman's passionate Cassandra are most memorable. Troyanos does not match Gardiner's Susan Graham, but Levine is admirably epic and provides the traditional finale.” BBC Music Magazine, October 2007 “A triumph” New York Daily
Offenbach - Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Jeffrey Tate, Francisco Araiza, Jessye Norman, Anne Sofie von Otter) [1992]

Offenbach - Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Jeffrey Tate, Francisco Araiza, Jessye Norman, Anne Sofie von Otter) [1992]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 3cd, 717.48 MB
Classical | Label: DECCA | Catalog Number: 00289 478 2675

It would be hard to find an opera in any area of the repertory that presents so many textual problems as Les conies d'Holfmann, largely stemming from the fact that the composer died four months before the premiere early in 1881, leaving the score incomplete. The traditional text, bringing in extra material, much of it unauthentic, and leaving out a lot, was only established this century. Arthur Hammond with the Carl Rosa Company was a pioneer in attempting to sort out a more acceptable text, and his work formed the basis of the English National Opera production at the Coliseum and also the Richard Bonynge recording for Decca. Since then the discovery of no less than 1,250 autograph pages allowed Fritz Oeser to produce his monumental edition, as used extensively in the Cambreling recording for EMI (12/88 —nla)…
R. Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos / Jessye Norman, Julia Varady, Edita Gruberová, etc. (1998)

R. Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos / Jessye Norman, Julia Varady, Edita Gruberová, etc. (1998)
EAC rip | APE, log, cue, covers | RAR Rec. 3% | 492 MB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: Philips | 2CD

Ariadne auf Naxos (Ariadne on Naxos) is an opera by Richard Strauss with a German libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal.
Michel Legrand, Jessye Norman - I Was Born In Love With You (2000)

Michel Legrand, Jessye Norman - I Was Born In Love With You (2000)
Classical/Piano/Vocal/Soprano | Label: Philips | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 64:22 | 147 MB

The material on this disc ranges from the smoky melancholy of "Je vivrai sans toi" ("I Will Live Without You") to the hyperbolic camp of "Celui-là" ("The One") but mainly hovers in the realm of anguished longing. Jessye Norman uses the material to show off the extraordinary range and flexibility of her voice, and slips between a pure, almost boyish sound, and a full-throated luxurious warble with ease. But idiomatically she may not be to everyone's taste: for the most part this is the musical territory inhabited by the Billie Holidays of this world, and Norman's technique puts her at a disadvantage. Michel Legrand in his role as pianist is another matter, however. His carefully nuanced accompaniments flow with improvisatory ease, and inspire some great moments from the bass and drums.
Tchaikovsky Gala in Leningrad / Yuri Temirkanov, Itzhak Perlman, Jessye Norman, Yo-Yo Ma, etc (1991)

Tchaikovsky Gala in Leningrad / Yuri Temirkanov, Itzhak Perlman, Jessye Norman, Yo-Yo Ma (1991)
Unknown Rip, FLAC (image), cue, no log, no scans | RAR rec. 3% | 320 MB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: RCA / BMG | Time: 60:05

One of my favorite albums. I have never heard a better performance of the two songs, and the aria from Jeanne D'Arc is absolutely flawless, makes one wonder why the opera itself is not more popular. This electric performance of the Rococo Variations is the best I've heard by Yo-Yo Ma or any other performer for that matter. Itzhak Perlman shines with glorious legato in the Serenade Melancolique. Tchaikovsky would have been proud of this tribute. The disc implies that is a soundtrack for a film of the concert yet I have been unable to find more information about it. Highly recommended!

Jessye Norman Sings the Songs of Alban Berg (Repost)  

Posted by hopscotch at July 3, 2009
Jessye Norman Sings the Songs of Alban Berg (Repost)

Alban Berg: Seven Early Songs, Altenberg Songs, Youthful Songs (1995)
Classical | EAC (APE, CUE & NO LOG) | 166 MB

Who's afraid of Alban Berg?
The fact that it's Jessye Norman who performs these songs is not the only reason why I think this is a great record. I think this record gives you a great view on the evolution of Alban Berg as a composer. The three different sets of songs belong to a different period in his life: the early songs are still truely romantic, the "Seven early songs" show a composer searching for new ways of expression and the Altenberg-lieder show him using a totally new and different soundscape. I think Jessye Norman is the perfect singer for these songs. The early 20th century repertoire suits her perfectly.
―Amazon.com Customer Review
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Jessye Norman - László Polgár - CSO - Pierre Boulez - Bartok Bluebeard's Castle
Genre: Classical | 1CD | FLAC & CUE | 2x100 + 30 Mb | Label: DG
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“It's a beautiful 4D audio recording”

Jessye NORMAN - Dido and Aeneas (Henry PURCELL)  Music

Posted by galmuchet at Nov. 10, 2006
Jessye NORMAN - Dido and Aeneas (Henry PURCELL)

Jessye NORMAN - Dido and Aeneas (Henry PURCELL) 80 Mb
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Release Date 10.25.1990
Label PHILIPS

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(Didon et Enée) Dido and Aeneas, opera, Z. 626
Composed by Henry Purcell
with Jessye Norman, Elizabeth Gale, Raymond Leppard, Patrick Power, Helen Walker, Patricia Kern, Robert Aldwinckle, English Chamber Orchestra, Della Jones, Sir Thomas [baritone] Allen, Charles Tunnell, Marie McLaughlin, Adrian Beers, Jose-Luis Garcia, Derek Lee Ragin
English Chamber Orchestra Conducted by Jane Glover


Bizet: Carmen - Norman, Freni, Shicoff, Estes [Ozawa] [3 CD]  

Posted by aibdescalzo at June 17, 2010
Bizet: Carmen - Norman, Freni, Shicoff, Estes [Ozawa] [3 CD]

Bizet - Carmen [Ozawa]
EAC Rip | Classical (opera) | 3 CD | FLAC + CUE + Logs | Scans 300 dpi | 655 mb | RS + SM | TT 02:39:17
Released: 7 Aug. 1989 | Label: Polygram Records | Recorded: Jul. 1988

Ghylaine Raphanel, Jessye Norman, Pierre Sebastian, Serge Coorsan, Simon Estes, Jean-Philippe Courtis, Neil Shicoff, Jean Rigby, Gerard Garino, Francois LeRoux, Nicolas Rivenq, Mirella Freni
Orchestre National de France, Seiji Ozawa (conductor)