my first mix of the new year (whoo!). this mix of classical vocal music is actually the 2nd i've made of the kind. i made the first one in high school and it had a similar mix of art songs, arias, scenes, and miscellany (and even a bit of recitative). i've been wanting to make a 2nd ever since. for this mix i again consciously included a mix of solo male and female tracks, and a duet, a couple of trios, a quartet, and a few choral tracks, as well as a more or less even mix of the principle languages (english, italian, french, and german) and representation of the giants (verdi, rossini, mozart, puccini, and britten). after i picked the tracks i wanted for this one i realized that the selection this time ended up being in general more downbeat than my first mix (comes from my older, more cynical point of view i suppose). there's a serene, somewhat pastoral feel to the stravinsky, mozart, and britten tracks; a melancholy in the schwantner, adams, first barber, seiber, and auber tracks; and some angst in some of the others, like the brahms, wagner, and puccini. i suppose the donizetti and rossini tracks don't quite fit the mood, but i guess you can think of them as relief from the gloom. the mix ended up being a bit hard to put into an order, but i think it works. for volume 3 i plan on making more of an effort to include even earlier works (e.g. renaissance) and more "contemporary" tracks (i totally forgot about this john cage track i wanted to include until after it was done). but all in all i think it turned out pretty well. well, at least i'm rockin' out to it. how fearful your beauty 1/2/04 1 stravinsky, garrard/manning/et al . the rake's progress . the woods are green ... 2 adams, james maddalena . the death of klinghoffer . it was just after one fifteen 3 brahms, leontyne price . zigeunerlieder . i. he, zigeuner, greife 4 mozart, harper/blegen . le nozze di figaro . sull'aria 5 donizetti, joan sutherland . linda di chamounix . ah! tardai troppo ... o luce di quest anima 6 barber/neruda . the lovers . iii. in the hot depth of this summer 7 seiber, bream/pears . four french folk songs . réveillez-vous 8 wagner, james king . die walküre . ein schwert verhieß mir der vater 9 vores/atwood, lynn torgove . atwood songs . vi. tricks with mirrors 10 puccini, luba orgonasova . turandot . tu che di gel cinta 11 barber, thomas hampson . melodies passageres . le clocher chante 12 britten, ward/wilson/pears . albert herring . meet me at a quarter past eight 13 rossini, juan diego florez . semiramide . ah dov'e, dov'e el cimento 14 auber, sumi jo . le domino noir . mes cheres soeurs 15 schubert, hermann prey . der hidalgo 16 verdi, johnson/quivar/et al . requiem . hostias 17 schwantner, dawn upshaw . black anemones


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