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Discussion: Dame Janet Baker sings Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert

Posts: 8

Post by rosenkavalier817 March 24, 2006 (1 of 8)
Any thoughts on this album? As far as I'm concerned, pretty much anything opera on SACD is a good thing, so I'm excited about it, but I'm not familiar with the repertoire or original recital album. Thoughts?

Thanks!
Matt

Post by seth March 24, 2006 (2 of 8)
rosenkavalier817 said:

Any thoughts on this album? As far as I'm concerned, pretty much anything opera on SACD is a good thing, so I'm excited about it, but I'm not familiar with the repertoire or original recital album. Thoughts?

Thanks!
Matt

It's Janet Baker. That pretty much speaks for itself.

Post by Beagle March 24, 2006 (3 of 8)
seth said:
It's Janet Baker. That pretty much speaks for itself.

Absolutely.
And pray to the SACD gods for Dame Janet's and Sir John's MAHLER...!

Post by ramesh March 24, 2006 (4 of 8)
rosenkavalier817 said:

Any thoughts on this album? As far as I'm concerned, pretty much anything opera on SACD is a good thing, so I'm excited about it, but I'm not familiar with the repertoire or original recital album. Thoughts?

Thanks!
Matt

The Schubert comprised the very first Janet Baker LP I bought, but I don't remember the Mozart songs, so presumably it's a recompilation.
It would be worth getting for D 920 alone; this is more often known as 'Serenade', rather than by its first line. It's the song for mezzo and chorus which most classical fans will recognise.

As this a volume 1, I wonder whether Pentaman can tell us what else is in store?

Post by Claude March 25, 2006 (5 of 8)
Obviously the SACD is a recompilation (like most of the RQR reissues), as it contains over 70 minutes of music

There are some inconsistencies between what is being announced in the Pentatone release plan on their website and now this release.

The release plan mentions this RQR release for March:

"RQR (Remastered Quadro Recording)
Janet Baker Collection (Vol.1)
Handel /Haydn / Gluck / Mozart / Schubert Aria's
Janet Baker
English Chamber Orchestra
Raymond Leppard"

The SACD that is now released contains Mozart, Beethoven & Schubert material and does not have the "Volume 1" indication any more, at least not on the cover or on the website:

http://www.pentatonemusic.com/pags/r134baker.html

Post by pentaman March 25, 2006 (6 of 8)
ramesh said:

The Schubert comprised the very first Janet Baker LP I bought, but I don't remember the Mozart songs, so presumably it's a recompilation.
It would be worth getting for D 920 alone; this is more often known as 'Serenade', rather than by its first line. It's the song for mezzo and chorus which most classical fans will recognise.

As this a volume 1, I wonder whether Pentaman can tell us what else is in store?

dear ramesh and claude,

we have indeed taken a selection from the available quad tapes. There is more. If this one sells well we will certainly follow-up with another one (with e.g.Gluck and Handel)

Best,Pentaman

Post by brenda March 25, 2006 (7 of 8)
pentaman said: If this one sells well we will certainly follow-up with another one (with e.g.Gluck and Handel)
In that case, I'll buy this one. B

Post by rosenkavalier817 March 25, 2006 (8 of 8)
brenda said:

In that case, I'll buy this one. B

I'll buy two and give one as a gift. Thanks for the replies!

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