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Lorraine Hunt Lieberson at Emmanuel

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JS Bach Cantata BWV 30: Kommt ihr angefochtnen S
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GF Handel Hercules, HWV 60: Act 1, Scene 1, "O Hercules! Why art thou absent from me? (Dejanira)
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GF Handel Hercules, HWV 60: Act 1, Scene 1, "The world when day's career is run" (Dejanira)
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GF Handel Hercules, HWV 60: Act 1, Scene 2, "Then I am lost! O dreadful oracle! (Dejanira)
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GF Handel Hercules, HWV 60: Act 1, Scene 2, "There in myrtle shades reclined" (Dejanira)
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GF Handel Hercules, HWV 60: Act 1, Scene 3, "Ye lying omens, hence!" (Dejanira)
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GF Handel Hercules, HWV 60: Act 1, Scene 3, "Begone, my fears, fly, hence, away" (Dejanira)
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GF Handel Hercules, HWV 60: Act 2, Scene 2, "It must be so! fame speaks aloud my wrongs" (Dejanira, Iole)
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GF Handel Hercules, HWV 60: Act 2, Scene 2, "When beauty sorrow's liv'ry wears" (Dejanira)
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GF Handel Hercules, HWV 60: Act 2, Scene 5, "O glorious pattern of heroic deeds!" (Dejanira)
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GF Handel Hercules, HWV 60: Act 2, Scene 5, "Resign thy club and lion's spoils" (Dejanira)
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GF Handel Hercules, HWV 60: Act 2, Scene 6, "Cease, ruler of the day, to rise" (Dejanira)
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GF Handel Hercules, HWV 60: Act 2, Scene 8, "Joys of freedom, joys of pow'r" (Dejanira, Iole)
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GF Handel Hercules, HWV 60: Act 3, Scene 3, Mad Scene "Where shall I fly? Where hide this guilty head?" (Dejanira)
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JS Bach Cantata BWV 33: Wie furchstam wankten meine Schritte
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Total Tracks: 15   Total Length: 60:50

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Jayson Greene is Senior Editor at Wondering Sound and a contributing editor and columnist at Pitchfork. His writing has also appeared in GQ, the Village Voice,

06.21.08
A posthumous release from a cosmically talented mezzo-soprano
2008 | Label: AVIE Records / The Orchard

When Lorraine Hunt Lieberson died, the classical music world mourned as if Earth's mother spirit had perished. People wrote to their newspapers, telling stories of weeping at their cubicles while they listened on headphones to her arias. Normally hardened, crusty critics composed panegyrics, writing with uncharacteristic awe of her ability to stop time with her voice: a cliché that loses it force when wantonly applied, but one that nonetheless holds true for the unadorned, elemental… read more »

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Abrupt cut-off

Laoxiao

The first cut (BWV 30) ends prematurely a few seconds before the place where it should close. The effect is jarring and unsettling. This should be easy to fix.

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The Emotional Eloquence Of Lorraine Hunt Lieberson

By Justin Davidson, Contributor

Because she died early and her celebrity came late, and because she always sang as if she were on intimate terms with death, a whiff of tragedy clings to the recordings of mezzo soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson. In her recital performance of Mahler's orchestral song "Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen," she practically exhales the opening words ("I am lost to the world") in a voice that buzzes with desolate pallor. As the song goes… more »