|Music On Vinyl Classic
Release Date: 08 July 2016
Format: LP Vinyl
|FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS THE TRULY UNFORGETTABLE VOICE OF FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS Limited 180gram Audiophile Vinyl LP
Music On Vinyl and Sony Classical celebrate The Truly Unforgettable Voice Of Florence Foster Jenkins on the occasion of the release of Stephen Frears new biopic starring Meryl Steep as the worst opera singer of all time.
For some time there has been wide demand for a reissue of this Florence Foster Jenkins album. Few artists ever gave such unalloyed pleasure as Florence Foster Jenkins. For years her annual recital at the Ritz-Carlton was a private ceremonial for the select few – her stubbornly loyal circle of clubwomen and the adventurous cognoscenti.
Finally, on the evening of October 25, 1944, Madame Jenkins took the big step: forsaking the brocade atmosphere of a fashionable hotel ballroom, she braved Carnegie Hall. The venue was sold out weeks in advance. Two of the numbers she performed that night are contained in this album, taped at private recording sessions of famous soprano arias some years earlier in New York's Melotone Studios. Thanks to these recordings, we can still enjoy the glory of a voice that, in a very peculiar way, has enriched the lives of many generations of music-lovers.
180 gram audiophile vinyl
4 page booklet
PVC protective sleeve
1. DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE: "DER HÖLLE RACHE"
2. THE MUSICAL SNUFF-BOX
3. LIKE A BIRD
4. LAKME: "OÙ VA LA JEUNE HINDOUE?"
5. SERENATA MEXICANA
6. LA PERLE DU BRÉSIL: "CHARMANT OISEAU"
8. DIE FLEDERMAUS:"ADELE'S LAUGHING SONG"
1. A FAUST TRAVESTY
A. VALENTINE'S ARIA (ERE I LEAVE MY NATIVE LAND)
B. JEWEL SONG (O HEAVENLY JEWELS)
C. SALUT, DEMEURE CHASTE ET PURE (EMOTIONS STRANGE)
D. FINAL TRIO (SUNG AS A DUET) (MY HEART IS OVERCOME WITH TERROR)