Sumi Jo

The Erato Recitals

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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 9

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