Episode 92. Blessed Memory (In Memoriam III)

Episode 92. Blessed Memory (In Memoriam III)

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Cora Canne Meijer

The final episode (for now) in my series commemorating recent deaths in the musical community, this one presents a further group of treasurable (and often less well-known) musical artists, refracted through the lens of memory: personal memory, collective memory, eternal memory, blessed memory. Prepare to make or renew acquaintance with Adele Stolte, Silvano Carroli, Inés Rivadeneira, Eugenia Ratti, Caroline Kaart, Galina Savova, Bernard Ładysz, Cora Canne Meijer, Arthur Woodley, Jolanda Meneguzzer, Eldar Aliev, Sophie Boulin, and Edith Thallaug, among many others. Some were “voiceless wonders,” relatively speaking, others were gifted with enormous vocal gifts. All were artists and human beings who each made their mark in their own distinctive way. Guest stars include Vasile Moldoveanu, Cesare Siepi, Aimé Doniat, and Ralf Gothóni.

RECORDINGS HEARD IN THIS EPISODE

Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson: Lost in the Stars (Lost in the Stars). Arthur Woodley [13 April 1949 – 20 November 2020], Julius Rudel, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Concert Chorale of New York [1993]

Johann Sebastian Bach: Höchster, mache deine Güte (Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51). Adele Stolte [12 October 1932 – 26 September 2020], Hans Heintze, Bremer Bachorchester [1963]

Giovanni Bononcini, Paolo Antonio Rolli, after Giovanni Boccaccio, rev. Apostolo Zeno: Fraîche dans l’aube et dans la grâce [Per la gloria d’adorarvi] (Griselda). Aimé Doniat, Janine Reiss [1921 – 02 June 2020] [1963]

André Campra, Jean-François Regnard: Vittorio, mio core (Le carnaval de Venise). Edith Selig [1929 – 30 October 2020], Jean-François Paillard, Orchestre Jean-François Paillard [1961]

Ludwig Van Beethoven, Joseph von Sonnleithner, rev. Stephan von Breuning, Georg Friedrich Treitschke: Hat man nicht auch Gold beineben (Fidelio). John Macurdy [18 March 1929 – 07 May 2020], Karl Böhm [live New York 02 January 1971]

Stasys Šimkus, Pranas Vaičaitis: Kur bakūžė samanota [I miss you, little hut]. Vaclovas Daunoras [01 February 1938 – 19 October 2020], Saulius Sondeckis, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra [1969]

Traditional Scots, arr. Willy Van Hemert: Loch Lomond. Caroline Kaart [21 December 1931 – 15 September 2020] , Cor Lemaire [1964]

Stanisław Moniuszko, Jan Chęciński: Ten zegar stary [This Old Clock] (Straszny dwór [The Haunted Manor]). Bernard Ładysz [24 July 1922 – 25 July 2020], Jerzy Semkow, Warsaw Opera Orchestra [1961]

Serge Rachmaninov, Alexander Pushkin: Не пой, красавица, при мне [Ah, do not sing to me again], Op. 4/4. Leonard Mróz [19 January 1947 – 13 December 2020], Jerzy Marchwiński [1981]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Emanuel Schikaneder: In diesen heil’gen Hallen (Die Zauberflöte). Eldar Aliev [28 June 1971 – 04 August 2020], Peter Maag, Orchestra del Teatro Communale di Treviso [live 1994]

Cristóbal Halffter [24 March 1930 – 23 May 2021], Norman Corwin: Yes, speak out, yes [excerpt]. Cristóbal Halffter, José Ramón Encinar, Catherine Gayer, Michael Rippon, Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid, Coro Nacional de España [live Madrid 21 January 1985]

John Adams, Alice Goodman: Then we filed down to the restaurant (The Death of Klinghoffer). Thomas Hammons [24 December 1951 – 10 November 2020], James Maddalena, Kent Nagano, Kent Nagano, Symfonieorkest van de Munt [live Brussels 19 March 1991]

Thomas Daniel Schlee, Christian Martin Fuchs: Die Frage (Ich, Hiob, Op. 68). Kurt Azesberger [08 April 1960 – 10 August 2020], Dávid Ottmár [2009]

Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Friedrich Lenz: Du sollst ihr bezahlen (Die Soldaten Vokalsinfonie). Claudio Nicolai [07 March 1929 – 11 May 2020], Barbara Scherler, Hiroshi Wakasugi, Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester Köln [live Royal Albert Hall 15 October 1978]

Robert Stolz, Robert Gilbert, Per Scwenzen: Ich hab’ mich tausendmal verliebt (Trauminsel). Claudio Nicolai, Hedi Klug, Robert Stolz, Wiener Symphoniker [1962]

Juan Vert, Reveriano Soutullo, Jose Tellaeche: La Encarna, yo soy y me llaman [Romanza de Encarnación] (El último romántico). Inés Rivadeneira [02 November 1928 – 03 August 2020], Indalecio Cisneros, Gran Orquestra Sinfonica [1956]

Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky, Apollon Maykov: Мне ли, господи [It is my duty] (Moscow [Coronation Cantata]). Cora Canne Meijer [27 October 1929 – 25 August 2020], Roberto Benzi, Netherlands Radio Orchestra [Amsterdam 9 November 1968]

Wilhelm Peterson-Berger: Ja, pilens udd sitter kvar [Yes, the arrowhead remains] (Arnljot). Edith Thallaug [16 June 1929 – 07 June 2020]. Erland Hagegård, Okko Kamu, Stockholm Philharmonic Choir [1973]

Richard Wagner: Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond (Die Walküre). Hugh Beresford [17 December 1925 – 23 November 2020], Kurt Eichhorn, Münchner Rundfunkorchester [live München 05 March 1972]

Giuseppe Verdi, Arrigo Boito, Andrew Porter [English translation]: Darkness had fallen [Era la notte] (Otello). Neil Howlett [24 July 1934 – 21 May 2020], Mark Elder, English National Opera Orchestra [live London January 1983]

Umberto Giordano, Luigi Illica: Io della Redentrice il figlio (Andrea Chénier). Silvano Carroli [22 February 1939 – 04 April 2020], Gianluigi Gelmetti, Orchestra dell’Arena di Verona [live 14 August 1986]

Pietro Mascagni, Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti, Guido Menasci (after Giovanni Verga): La tua Santuzza (Cavalleria rusticana). Galina Savova [20 May 1940 – 04 January 2021], Vasile Moldoveanu, Rico Saccani, Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra [live Budapest, unknown date]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lorenzo da Ponte: Là ci darem la mano (Don Giovanni). Eugenia Ratti [05 April 1933 – 14 November 2020], Cesare Siepi, Erich Leinsdorf, Wiener Philharmoniker [1960]

Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Giacosa, Luigi Illica: Sì, mi chiamano Mimì (La Bohème). Jolanda Meneguzzer [16 January 1929 – 06 June 2020], Erasmo Ghiglia, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Firenze [1967]

Gioacchino Rossini, Gaetano Rossi (after Camillo Federici and Giuseppe Checcherini): Vorrei spiegarvi il giubilo (La cambiale di matrimonio). Cecilia Fusco [10 June 1933 – 26 November 2020], Luigi Martelli, Orchestra of the Ghent Opera [live Ghent 27 April 1968]

Arnold Schoenberg, Otto von Hartleben (after Ernest Guiraud), Sophie Boulin [French adaptation]: Madone [Madonna] (Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21/6). Sophie Boulin [01 August 1951 – 01 December 2020], Paul Méfano [06 March 1937- 15 September 2020], Ensemble 2E2M [Pierre-Yves Artaud, Véronique Fèvre, Jacqueline Méfano, Jacques Saint-Yves, François Poly] [1996]

Paul Méfano

Seppo Nummi, Jap Pit-fa: Hyljätty seutu (Lauluja hyljätyltä seudulta [Songs from a Deserted Place, No. 5]. Matti [Juhani] Piipponen [19 May 1931 – 01 January 2021], Ralf Gothóni [1983]

Othmar Schoeck, Nikolaus Lenau: Welke Rose (Elegie, Op. 32/22). Arthur Loosli [23 February 1926 – 01 May 2021], Theo Hug, Berner Kammerensemble [1967]

Johann Sebastian Bach: Höchster, mache deine Güte (Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51). Adele Stolte [12 October 1932 – 26 September 2020], Hans Heintze, Bremer Bachorchester [1963]

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