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Guilty Pleasures

Renée Fleming Audio CD
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Winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo and one of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, soprano Renée Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence. Known as “the people’s diva”, she continues to grace the world’s greatest opera stages and concert halls, ... Read more in Amazon's Renée Fleming Store

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  • Audio CD (16 Sep 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • ASIN: B00DM2Q9I0
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,732 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Berlioz: Les nuits d'été, Op.7 - 1. VillanelleSebastian Lang-Lessing 2:11£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Duparc: PhidyléSebastian Lang-Lessing 6:02£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Refice: Ombra di nubeSebastian Lang-Lessing 3:30£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Falla: Siete canciones populares españolas - 5. NanaSebastian Lang-Lessing 1:40£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Falla: Siete canciones populares españolas - 6. CanciónSebastian Lang-Lessing 1:09£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Tchaikovsky: Undina - Undina's AriaSebastian Lang-Lessing 3:57£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Rachmaninov: Sumerki (Twilight), Op.21, No.3Sebastian Lang-Lessing 2:18£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Delibes: Les Filles de CadixSebastian Lang-Lessing 3:27£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Delibes: Lakmé / Act 1 - "Sous le dôme épais" (Flower Duet)Susan Graham 3:50£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Canteloube: Chants d'Auvergne - 7. La DelaissadoSebastian Lang-Lessing 5:31£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Canteloube: Chants d'Auvergne - 13. Malurous qu'o uno FennoSebastian Lang-Lessing 1:31£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Dvorák: Armida - "Za ?tíhlou Gazelou"Sebastian Lang-Lessing 4:44£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Smetana: The Kiss (Hubicka) - Opera in 2 Acts - LullabySebastian Lang-Lessing 4:08£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. J. Strauss II: Walzer aus Wien - "Frag mich oft"Sebastian Lang-Lessing 3:27£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder - 5. Träume "Sag', welch wunderbare Träume"Sebastian Lang-Lessing 4:32£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Corigliano: The Ghosts of Versailles / Act II - "Once There Was A Golden Bird"Sebastian Lang-Lessing 5:41£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Traditional: "O Danny Boy"Sebastian Lang-Lessing 4:45£0.79  Buy MP3 


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Guilty Pleasures is an album of sheer indulgence: the beautiful voice of Renée Fleming in a new and very personal selection of songs and arias featuring a feast of music, much of which we might never hear her sing on stage.


[1] Berlioz: Villanelle (Les Nuits d'Eté) 2.12
[2] Duparc: Phidylé 6.05
[3] Refice: Ombra di Nube 3.33
[4] De Falla: Nana (Siete Canciones Populares Espanolas) 1.45
[5] De Falla: Cancion (Siete Canciones Populares Espanolas) 1.10
[6] Tchaikovsky: Undina's Aria (Undina) 3.58
[7] Rachmaninov: Sumerki (Twilight; Op.21/3) 2.16
[8] Delibes: Les Filles de Cadix 3.34
[9] Delibes: Sous le Dôme épais ('Flower Duet' from 'Lakmé') 3.48
With Susan Graham
[10] Canteloube: Le Delaissado (Chants d'Auvergne) 5.31
[11] Canteloube: Malurous qu'o uno Fenno (Chants d'Auvergne) 1.30
[12] Dvorák: Za tihlou Gazelou (Armida) 4.44
[13] Smetana: Lullaby (The Kiss) 4.06
[14] Johann Strauss II: Frag mich oft (Walzer aus Wien) 3.27
[15] Wagner: Träume (Wesendonck Lieder) 4.31
[16] Corigliano: Once there was a golden bird (The Ghosts of Versailles) 5.41
[17] Traditional: O Danny Boy 4.46

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Guilty Pleasures - Renee Fleming 4 Oct 2013
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I purchased my first CD of this singer early this year. Since then I have bought five others. I have been married for fifty years and am now in love again. Few singers have managed to make me misty eyed, but she succeeds effortlessly. The range of her voice and her delivery stuns. I am no expert technically, but she must be on of the best Sopranos in the world. I do not have a second language sadly, but I have typed the words to her songs in large type (kindly provided in her covers) and can thus drown myself in the luxury of her voice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Guilty Pleasures C.D. 22 Dec 2013
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Absolutely first class. Beautifully recorded and even more beautiful performance by Rene'e Fleming. The information booklet has been excellently produced in Black printing on White -- no problems with reading ! Thumbs up to Decca!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Guilty Pleasures. 31 Dec 2013
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Renee Flemming voice is always `perfection`. And on this recording it is astonishing. I just wish that I could find some disappointing aspect or criticism of this diva`s voice. But can find none. It is just superb.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A real charmer 28 Dec 2013
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Renee Fleming stays on the right side of kitsch and the result is a truly lovely compilation beautifully sung and recorded.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just lie back and enjoy it 23 Oct 2013
By Ralph Moore TOP 50 REVIEWER
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Old hands will already know if they like Renée Fleming's smoky, lustrous soprano as I do, so I suggest that if you do you will find here everything to satisfy your desire to hear this glorious voice caress some of the most beautiful melodies in the classical repertoire.

Just the presence of that most stately yet affecting of arias, "Ombra di Nube", was enough to make me buy this disc. Does Fleming efface memories of the divine Claudia Muzio? No; the combination of incipient frailty and suppressed hysteria in Muzio's account is here replaced by a more measured mellowness but the glorious sound given to Fleming and her creamy legato afford their own pleasures.

This is a voice still in its prime because, now approaching her mid-fifties, Fleming has looked after it and paced her career very carefully. Fleming sings in seven languages and at no point seems to be stretched beyond her already ample vocal resources. I can hear no deterioration or even change in her voice since she burst upon the international scene twenty-five years ago. The trill is intact, the top notes floaty, the lower register trenchant. Her French diction is a bit mushy but that is a drawback inherent in a soprano which eschews Gallic brightness in favour of Latinate warmth; the slightly husky sound is ideally suited to the musky, Arabic melismata of Falla's songs or the erotic, languorous Songs of the Auvergne by Canteloube. She pays tribute to her long-standing partnership with mezzo Susan Graham by their singing together the Flower Duet from "Lakmé". The Dvorak song bears an uncanny but not unwelcome resemblance to the celebrated "Song to the Moon" from"Rusalka".

A thematic rag-bag this compilation may be, but her fans won't care and you won't hear a more seductive assemblage of vocal plums than this homage to the supremacy of pure melody - nor have we heard a plusher, more velvety sound since Leontyne Price in her glory years.
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