Sumi Jo

The Erato Recitals

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AllMusic Review by Patsy Morita

This 2012 set brings together 10 albums made by coloratura soprano Sumi Jo in the 1990s. Her agile voice is heard in selections by composers from George Frederick Handel and Henry Purcell to Stephen Sondheim and Frank Wildhorn. One of her signature arias, "Der Hölle Rache" from Die Zauberflöte, gives an idea of Jo's technical ease, as does "Adele's Laughing Song" from Die Fledermaus. One disc is devoted to classical Christmas favorites, both vocal and instrumental; another, Only Love, is a collection of Broadway tunes from shows such as Jekyll and Hyde, Miss Saigon, Nine, and Follies. Most of the other discs feature soprano solos from the great operas and choral works of the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras. There is plenty to choose from here, and it gives Jo's fans a chance to catch up on recordings haven't been widely available in a long time that they may have missed.

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Sumi Jo 03:13 Amazon
2 Sumi Jo 03:12 Amazon
3 Sumi Jo 01:36 Amazon
Work(s)
4 Sumi Jo 02:27 Amazon
5 Sumi Jo 02:59 Amazon
Rinaldo
6 Sumi Jo 05:29 Amazon
7 Sumi Jo 02:26 Amazon
Paride ed Elena
8 Sumi Jo 03:38 Amazon
9 Sumi Jo 02:45 Amazon
La donna ancora è fedele
10 Sumi Jo 02:24 Amazon
11 Sumi Jo 04:59 Amazon
12 Sumi Jo 03:13 Amazon
13 Sumi Jo 03:38 Amazon
14 Sumi Jo 03:11 Amazon
15 Sumi Jo 03:52 Amazon
Giulio Cesare
16 Sumi Jo 05:45 Amazon
17 Sumi Jo 02:48 Amazon
18 Sumi Jo 03:36 Amazon
19 Sumi Jo 03:08 Amazon
20 Sumi Jo 03:36 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 9

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Sumi Jo 01:46 Amazon
Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248
2 Sumi Jo 03:03 Amazon
Cantata pastorale per la nascita di Nostro Signore
3 Sumi Jo 01:56 Amazon
4 Sumi Jo 00:36 Amazon
5 Sumi Jo 02:14 Amazon
6 Sumi Jo 00:53 Amazon
7 Sumi Jo 04:41 Amazon
8 Sumi Jo 00:47 Amazon
9 Sumi Jo 06:56 Amazon
10 Sumi Jo 01:56 Amazon
11 Sumi Jo 03:43 Amazon
Fürchtet euch nicht!
12 Sumi Jo 01:05 Amazon
13 Sumi Jo 01:52 Amazon
14 Sumi Jo 01:09 Amazon
15 Sumi Jo 00:43 Amazon
16 Sumi Jo 01:01 Amazon
17 Sumi Jo 01:04 Amazon
18 Sumi Jo 01:12 Amazon
19 Sumi Jo 01:10 Amazon
Symphony No. 19 in E flat major, K. 132
20 Sumi Jo 04:24 Amazon
21 Sumi Jo 04:14 Amazon
22 Sumi Jo 02:21 Amazon
Violin Concerto in E major, RV 270 "Il riposo - per il S. Natale"
23 Sumi Jo 03:44 Amazon
24 Sumi Jo 01:08 Amazon
25 Sumi Jo 02:00 Amazon
26 Sumi Jo 01:49 Amazon
Exsultate, jubilate!, K. 165
27 Sumi Jo 04:24 Amazon
28 Sumi Jo 00:50 Amazon
29 Sumi Jo 06:55 Amazon
30 Sumi Jo 02:29 Amazon
31 Sumi Jo 02:22 Amazon
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