Divine sopranos

Divine Sopranos

This recording includes arias and songs performed by many singers. For me, the one very special performer from this group is soprano, Kathleen Battle.

We don’t hear much from her any more, and I miss the amazing music that she produced. I experienced her voice as having a wonderful, dark, mellow, and gentle quality.

Here are a few samples from my Spotify collection called “Hank’s Battle”

On this CD, we hear the following:

Absence (from Les nuits d’été, Op. 7)
Elly Ameling

Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit (Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45)
Arleen Auger

Ebben? Ne andrò lontana (from La Wally)
Diana Soviero

Requiem: Pie Jesu
Judith Blegen

Messiah: Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion
Sylvia McNair

The Creation : On mighty pens uplifted soars the eagle aloft
Dawn Upshaw

Symphony No. 2 in C minor ‘Resurrection’: 5th movement (exc.)
Kathleen Battle, Maureen Forrester

Ach, ich fühl’s (from Die Zauberflöte, K620)
Barbara Hendricks

Carmina Burana: In trutina
Judith Blegen

Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14
Sylvia McNair

Rodgers, R:
My Favorite Things (from The Sound of Music)
Frederica Von Stade

Strauss, R:
Im Abendrot (from Vier Letzte Lieder)
Arleen Auger

Sullivan, A:
The Sun Whose Rays (from The Mikado)
Marie McLaughlin

Laudamus te (We praise thee) from Gloria in D, RV589
Dawn Upshaw, Penelope Jensen

Here is a video of Kathleen Battle, from the Kennedy Center Honors


And next, here are Kathleen Battle and Christopher Parkening Performing Bach / Gounod’s Ave Maria



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