Renée Fleming

Renée Fleming: By Request

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This Renée Fleming disc, By Request, is mostly a compilation of previously released material. There are three new tracks, "Ah fors' è lui" from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata, the song "Cäcille" by Richard Strauss, and "You'll Never Walk Alone" from Rogers & Hammerstein's musical Carousel. The new recordings all sound fine, and Fleming is outstanding in the re-issued pieces as well. If you have the prior incarnations of these recordings, you may elect to pass on this collection unless you want the three new tracks. However, if you are unfamiliar with the voice of Fleming, By Request will prove an excellent and wholly satisfactory vehicle for getting to know her work. The recording is up to Decca's usual high standards, and the booklet includes several attractive photos of Fleming in addition to complete texts and translations for all of the lyrics sung.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Gianni Schicchi
1 2:53 Amazon
La Wally
2 5:04
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492
3 3:54
Così fan tutte, K. 588
4 4:25
5 6:01
La Traviata
6 10:01
Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly)
7 4:55
8 6:16
Rusalka, B. 203 (Op. 114)
9 5:59
10 5:40
11 2:23
Die tote Stadt (The Dead City), Op. 12
12 6:02
Porgy and Bess
13 4:20
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, for voice & piano, A. 390
14 5:07 Amazon
15 4:44 Amazon
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