Arias of Cilea,
Saint-SaŽns, Ponchielli, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov,
Prokofiev, Verdi, Bizet, Rossini and Johann Strauss.
You might well wonder how all that voice can come from a petite, beautiful, young (not yet 30) woman; doubtless she is helped by the engineering. This is a fine collection including many familiar arias; at this stage of her career we cannot expect, and do not get, much in the way of characterization, but there is much vocal beauty here. This was recorded over 6 days in 2001; one wonders why it took so many sessions to record less than an hour of music. A fine multi-channel SACD.
Symphony, Op. 110a. SCHNITTKE: Concerto for Piano and