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The Art of Anne Sofie Von Otter

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  • Audio CD (22 July 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • ASIN: B000069KB7
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 151,877 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. L'Amour est un oiseau rebelle from "Carmen" - Bizet
  2. Les Tringles des sistres tintaient from "Carmen" - Bizet
  3. Non so più from "Le nozze di Figaro" - Mozart
  4. Voi che sapete from "Le nozze di Figaro" - Mozart
  5. Ah, guarda, sorella from "Così fan tutte" - Mozart
  6. Smanie implaicibili from "Così fan tutte" - Mozart
  7. Soave sia il vento from "Così fan tutte" - Mozart
  8. Parto, ma tu ben mio from "La clemenza di Tito" - Mozart
  9. Dopo notte, atra e funesta from "Ariodante" - Handel
  10. V'accendano le tede from "Agrippina" - Handel
  11. Cease, ruler of the day, to rise from "Hercules" - Handel
  12. Qui sedes ad dextram Patris from "Mass in B minor" - Bach
  13. Buss und Reu from "St Matthew Passion" - Bach
  14. Haec est Regina virginum - Handel
  15. Oh solitude! - Purcell
  16. Oh rest in the Lord, wait patiently for Him from "Elijah" - Mendelssohn
  17. O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion from "Messiah" - Handel
  18. Laudamus te from "Mass in C minor" - Mozart

Disc: 2

  1. Ave Maria - Schubert
  2. An Silvia - Schubert
  3. Rheinlegendchen from "Des Knaben Wunderhorn" - Mahler
  4. Lullaby - Brahms
  5. Belle Nuit, o nuit d'amour from "Les Contes d'Hoffmann" - Offenbach
  6. Ging heut' morgen übers Feld from "Songs of a Wayfarer" - Mahler
  7. Le Roi de Thulé from "La Damnation de Faust" - Berlioz
  8. Du Ring an meinem Finger from "Frauenliebe und -Leben" - Schumann
  9. D'Amour l'ardente flamme from "La Damnation de Faust" - Berlioz
  10. Une poupée yeux d'émail from "Les Contes d'Hoffmann" - Offenbach
  11. Ved Fjaetle-Bekken from "Haugtussa" - Grieg
  12. Mina - Meyerbeer
  13. L'Anneau d'argent - Chaminade
  14. Je Voudrais... - Chaminade
  15. Marietta's Lied from "Die tote Stadt" - Korngold
  16. Come Away, Death from "Songs of the Clown" - Korngold
  17. The Sprig of Thyme from "13 Folksongs" - Grainger
  18. Visa från Lappland from "Hjärterovet" - Hahn
  19. One Life to Live - Weill
  20. Like an angel passing through my room - Andersson & Ulvaeus
  21. For the Stars - Elvis Costello
  22. Stille Nacht - Gruber
  23. The Christmas Song - Torme & Wells

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Just listing the composers featured on The Art of Anne Sofie von Otter here would take up the allotted space. Suffice to say that from Handel, Mozart and Bach through to Berlioz, Korngold and Elvis Costello, this ravishing compilation sums up what we have long known--that von Otter effortlessly embraces so many styles of music with consummate artistry, character and technique. What more can you say? She is as at home with early music ensembles such as The English Concert and Les Musiciens du Louvre as with the Berlin Philharmonic in Mahler or Offenbach with the Dresden State Orchestra.

Churlish reservations relate only to the overall choice of repertoire--perhaps at the expense of a little less Mozart and Handel, still more space devoted to an uninterrupted sequence of songs with piano would be welcomed, an area where many find von Otter's gifts at their most compelling. The magical 1996 Swedish song album isn't represented at all, but then again a quick flip through the von Otter discography leaves one wishing so much else was included here. That would be totally impractical, of course, after all, who could buy this and not want then to explore her discography in detail? --Andrew Green

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As Amazon's own reviwer says in praise (or warning?), this is an excellent introduction to Otter's work, and likely to cause your credit card to burn a hole in your wallet as you order more and more of her discs. An incredible vocal genius is at work here. For those who are wary of classical music for voice (operaphobia, perhaps) this is proof that there is much intoxicating music to be discovered. And for those who already love Ms Otter's work, her intriguing album with twisted pop philosopher Elvis Costello might begin them on a new road into intelligent pop music.
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A splendid and very good value retrospective of von Otter's work . Carmen may not quite be her thing but her baroque and song performances are particularly fine although her Berg and Mahler are excellent too .
The Abba like number and moreover the Costello collaboration , which I thought I would hate but found rather enjoyable, show that she is capable of crossover without retaining operatic manners ( a rare ability ) but the album is marred by the appallingly overproduced Christmas numbers on CD2. I cannot imagine that there has ever been a more mucked about version of Stille Nacht .
Well worth buying though just use the programme button to avoid them .
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Very nice Anne Sofie Von Otter. It starts with Carmen on Disc 1 and sings Schubert's 'Ave Maria' in her superb voice. The rest of the pieces are breathtaking.
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