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Susan Graham
Virgins Vixens & Viragos

HENRY PURCELL (1659–1695)
1 The Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation 

HECTOR BERLIOZ (1803–1869)
2 La Mort d’Ophélie 

6 Mignon songs from Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister
3 Lied der Mignon: Heiß mich nicht reden (Franz Schubert)
4 So laßt mich scheinen (Robert Schumann)
5 Mignons Lied (Franz Liszt)
6 Romance de Mignon (Henri Duparc) 
7 Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky)
8 Kennst du das Land (Hugo Wolf)

JOSEPH HOROVITZ (b.1926)
9 Lady Macbeth (scena) 

FRANCIS POULENC (1899–1963)
Fiançailles pour rire

10 I La dame d’André 
11 II Dans l’herbe 
12 III Il vole 
13 IV Mon cadavre est doux comme un gant 
14 V Violon 
15 VI Fleurs 

COLE PORTER (1891–1964)
16 The Physician 

VERNON DUKE (1903–1969)
17 Ages Ago 

FRANCIS POULENC
18 Les chemins de l’amour 

STEPHEN SONDHEIM (b.1930)
19 The Boy from Tacarembo La Tumbe del Fuego
Santa Malipas Zatatecas La Junta del Sol y Cruz

Catalogue No: ONYX4105

Susan Graham’s eagerly awaited new recording is a characteristically wide-ranging recital which covers a broad spectrum of female emotions as experienced by the virgins, vixens and one of the most frightening of viragos – Lady Macbeth – captured here in song. Added to this emotional rollercoaster ride, there are also lighter issues for a girl to confront in Poulenc’s witty songs, plus the fruitless pursuit of a boy in the Sondheim…

 

 

 

 

 


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Track Number
Title
Duration
MP3
1
Purcell, Henry
The Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation
07:13
2
Berlioz, Hector
La Mort d’Ophélie
06:59
3
Schubert, Franz
Lied der Mignon: Heiß mich nicht reden
03:40
4
Schumann, Robert
So laßt mich scheinen
02:19
5
Liszt, Franz
Mignons Lied
06:09
6
Duparc, Henri
Romance de Mignon
03:56
7
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt
02:59
8
Wolf, Hugo
Kennst du das Land
05:39
9
Horovitz, Joseph
Lady Macbeth (scena)
07:15
10
Poulenc, Francis
Fiançailles pour rire - I La dame d’Andre
02:21
11
Poulenc, Francis
Fiançailles pour rire - II Dans l’herbe
02:21
12
Poulenc, Francis
Fiançailles pour rire - III Il vole
01:48
13
Poulenc, Francis
Fiançailles pour rire - IV Mon cadavre est doux comme un gant
03:08
14
Poulenc, Francis
Fiançailles pour rire - V Violon
02:06
15
Poulenc, Francis
Fiançailles pour rire - VI Fleurs
02:38
16
Porter, Cole
The Physician
04:20
17
Duke, Vernon
Ages Ago
03:24
18
Poulenc, Francis
Les chemins de l’amour
03:36
19
Sondheim, Stephen
The Boy from Tacarembo La Tumbe del Fuego Santa Malipas Zatatecas La Junta del Sol y Cruz
02:50

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Title
Duration
Complete/Excerpt
Listen
1. Purcell: The Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation
3:16
Excerpt
2. Duparc: Romance de Mignon
3:56
Complete
3. Poulenc: Fiançailles pour rire - I La dame d’André
1:29
Complete
4. Poulenc: Fiançailles pour rire - IV Mon cadavre est doux comme un gant
3:08
Complete
5. Duke: Ages Ago
3:24
Complete