Antonio Pappano - complete symphonic, concertante and sacred music recordings

Antonio Pappano - complete symphonic, concertante and sacred music recordings

5054197793073 (Warner Classics, CD, 27 discs)

COMPILATION (31 May 2024)

Playing time: 59'32"/71'13"/71'26"/66'06"/59'32"/69'53"/46'29"/37'50"/66'43"/57'57"/38'47"/45'48"/44'05"/42'30"/56'26"/26'53"/56'55"/80'05"/69'30"/67'05"/61'26"/67'04"/63'57"/48'56"/61'10"/66'50"/81'29"
Tracks: 8 + 5 + 6 + 6 + 13 + 8 + 12 + 9 + 5 + 10 + 2 + 2 + 4 + 3 + 12 + 4 + 6 + 21 + 6 + 7 + 18 + 7 + 21 + 11 + 11 + 23 + 4
Booklet pages: 44
℗ 2006 (CD2), 2007 (CDs 1 and 3-5), 2009 (CDs 7-8), 2010 (CD10), 2011 (CDs 9 and 11-12), 2012 (CDs 13-14), 2013 (CDs 15-18), 2014 (CD6), 2015 (CD20), 2017 (CD21), 2018 (CDs 23 and 24), 2021 (CD22), 2022 (CDs 25-26), 2024 (CDs 19 and 27) Parlophone Records Ltd
© 2024 Parlophone Records Ltd
Main country of recording: Italy
Country of manufacture: Germany
Sent to a reviewer on 29 May 2024


Listen: Verdi: Dies Irae (Messa da Requiem) (CD8 track 7, 0:00-0:40)

Han-Na Chang, cello (CD1)
Roberto Valentini, bass (Captain) (CD2 track 3)
Mark Stone, baritone (Onegin) (CD2 track 3)
Nikola Matišic, tenor (Lensky) (CD2 track 3)
Christine Rice, mezzo-soprano (CD5 track 9)
Carlo Tamponi, flute (CD6 track 8)
Alessandro Carbonare, clarinet (CD6 track 8)
Francesco Bossone, bassoon (CD6 track 8)
Alessio Allegrini, horn (CD6 track 8)
Anja Harteros, soprano (CD7, 8)
Sonia Ganassi, mezzo-soprano (CD7, 8)
Rolando Villazón, tenor (CD7, 8)
René Pape, bass (CD7, 8)
Alessandro Carbonare, clarinet (CD9 track 4, CD24 tracks 9-11 and CD25 track 10)
Anna Netrebko, soprano (CDs 10 and 18)
Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano (CD10)
Lawrence Brownlee, tenor (CD10)
Ildebrando D'Arcangelo, bass (CD10)
Mario Brunello, cello (CD14)
Marina Rebeka, soprano (CDs 15-16)
Sara Mingardo, contralto (CDs 15-16)
Francesco Meli, tenor (CDs 15-16)
Alex Esposito, bass (CDs 15-16)
Daniele Rossi, organ (CDs 15-16 and CD21 tracks 2 and 4)
Donika Mataj, soprano (CD17 track 4)
Maria Agresta, soprano (CD17 tracks 5 and 6)
Ian Bostridge, tenor (CD18)
Thomas Hampson, baritone (CD18)
Carlo Maria Parazzoli, violin (CD19 tracks 1-4, CD21 tracks 5-18)
Dejan Vatchkov, bass-baritone (CD19 track 6)
Beatrice Rana, piano (CD20 and CD23 tracks 4-21)
Martha Argerich, piano (CD21 tracks 5-18)
Alberto Mina, violin (CD21 tracks 5-18)
Raffaele Mallozzi, viola (CD21 tracks 5-18)
Gabriele Geminiami, cello (CD21 tracks 5-18)
Libero Lanzilotta, double bass (CD21 tracks 5-18)
Carlo Tamponi, flute, piccolo (CD21 tracks 5-18)
Stefano Novelli, clarinet (CD21 tracks 5-18)
Marco Bugarini, percussion (CD21 tracks 5-18)
Edoardo Albino Giachino, percussion (CD21 tracks 5-18)
Bertrand Chamayou, piano (CD22 track 7)
Marie-Nicole Lemieux, mezzo-soprano (CD23, tracks 1-3)
Nadine Sierra, soprano (CD24 tracks 4 and 8)
Josephine Barstow, speaker (CD24 tracks 1-7)
Eleonora Buratto, soprano (CD25 tracks 4, 5 and 7)
Teresa Iervolino, mezzo-soprano (CD25 tracks 4 and 7)
Lawrence Brownlee. tenor (CD25 tracks 2, 4 and 6)
Michael Spyres, tenor (CD25 tracks 2, 8 and 9)
Carlo Lepore, bass (CD25 tracks 4, 7 and 10)
Maria Isara, cor anglais (CD25)
Alexandre Tharaud, piano (CD26), Rhodes (track 21), ratchet and slide whistle (track 4)
Banda Musicale della Polizia di Stato (CD2 track 5)
Maurizio Billi, music director (CD2 track 5)
Les Frivolités parisiennes (CD26 tracks 4 and 21)
Les Trilles du Diable, string quintet (CD26 track 20)
Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Roberto Gabbiani, chorus master (CD2 tracks 3 and 5)
Andrés Máspero, chorus master (CDs 7-8)
Ciro Visco, chorus master (CDs 10, 15-18, 19 track 6 and 24 tracks 1-4, 6 and 8)
Voci Bianche dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (CD18, CD19 track 6 and CD24 tracks 1-4, 6 and 8)
Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Carlo Maria Parazzoli, assistant conductor (CD26)
Antonio Pappano, conductor, piano (CD21 tracks 5-18)

CD01 Romance - Han-Na Chang

Alexander Glazunov:

1 Mélodie, Op 20 No 1

Camille Saint-Saëns:

2 Allegro appassionato, Op 43

Antonín Dvořák:

3 Rondo in G minor, Op 94

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky:

4 Andante Cantabile

Édouard Lalo:

Cello Concerto in D minor
5 Lento - Allegro maestoso
6 Andantino con moto - Allegro presto
7 Andante - Allegro vivace

Pablo Casals:

8 El cant dels ocells


CD02 Tchaikovsky Overtures and Fantasies

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky:

1 Francesca da Rimini - Symphonic fantasia after Dante, Op 32

2 Romeo and Juliet - Fantasy Overture (1880 version)

Eugene Onegin
3 Waltz (Act II)
4 Polonaise (Act III)

5 1812 Overture, Op 49 - original version with chorus


CD03 Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 4, 5 & 6 (disc 1)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky:

Symphony No 4 in F minor, Op 36
1 Andante sostenuto - Moderato con anima
2 Andantino in modo di canzona
3 Scherzo: Pizzicato ostinato. Allegro - Meno mosso - Tempo I
4 Finale: Allegro con fuoco

Symphony No 5 in E minor, Op 64
5 Andante - Allegro con anima
6 Andante cantabile, con alcuna licenza


CD04 Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 4, 5 & 6 (disc 2)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky:

Symphony No 5 in E minor, Op 64 (conclusion)
1 Valse: Allegro moderato
2 Finale: Andante maestoso - Allegro vivace

Symphony No 6 in B minor, Op 74 'Pathétique'
3 Adagio - Allegro non troppo - Andante - Moderato mosso - Andante - Allegro vivo - Andante come prima
4 Allegro con grazia
5 Allegro molto vivace
6 Finale: Adagio lamentoso - Andante


CD05 Respighi

Ottorino Respighi:

Fountains of Rome
1 The Fountain of Valle Giulia at Dawn
2 The Triton Fountain in the Morning
3 The Trevi Fountain at Midday
4 The Villa Medici Fountain at Sunset

Pines of Rome
5 The Pines of the Villa Borghese
6 Pines Near a Catacomb
7 The Pines of the Janiculum
8 The Pines of the Appian Way

9 Il tramonto ('The Sunset' - words by Shelley)

Roman Festivals
10 Circuses
11 Jubilee
12 October Harvest Festival
13 Epiphany


CD06 Rossini Overtures

Gioachino Rossini:

Overtures
1 La scala di seta
2 Il signor Bruschino
3 Il barbiere di Siviglia
4 La Cenerentola
5 Semiramide
6 Le Siège de Corinthe
7 Guillaume Tell

8 Andante e tema con variazioni


CD07 Verdi: Messa di Requiem (disc 1)

Giuseppe Verdi:

Messa da Requiem
1 Requiem
2 Kyrie eleison
3 Dies irae
4 Tuba mirum
5 Mors stupebit
6 Liber scriptus
7 Quid sum miser
8 Rex tremendae
9 Recordare
10 Ingemisco
11 Confutatis
12 Lacrimosa


CD08 Verdi: Messa di Requiem (disc 2)

Giuseppe Verdi:

Messa da Requiem (conclusion)
1 Domine Jesu Christe
2 Hostias
3 Sanctus
4 Agnus Dei
5 Lux aeterna
6 Libera me, Domine
7 Dies irae
8 Requiem aeternam
9 Libera me, Domine


CD09 Rachmaninov and Lyadov

Anatoly Lyadov:

1 The Enchanted Lake, Op 62

Sergei Rachmaninov:

Symphony No 2 in E minor, Op 27
2 Largo - Allegro moderato
3 Scherzo: Allegro molto - Trio: Meno mosso
4 Adagio
5 Finale: Allegro vivace


CD10 Rossini: Stabat Mater

Gioachino Rossini:

Stabat Mater
1 Stabat mater dolorosa
2 Cujus animam gementem
3 Quis est homo
4 Pro peccatis suae gentis
5 Eja, Mater, fons amoris
6 Sancta mater, istud agas
7 Fac, ut portem Christi mortem
8 Inflammatus et accensus
9 Quando corpus morietur
10 Amen. In sempiterna saecula


CD11 Mahler: Symphony No 6 (disc 1)

Gustav Mahler:

Symphony No 6 in A minor
1 Allegro energico, ma non troppo. Heftig, aber markig
2 Scherzo: Wuchtig


CD12 Mahler: Symphony No 6 (disc 2)

Gustav Mahler:

Symphony No 6 in A minor (conclusion)
1 Andante moderato
2 Finale: Allegro moderato


CD13 Dvořák: Symphony No 9 'From the New World'

Antonín Dvořák:

Symphony No 9 in E minor, Op 95 'From the New World'
1 Adagio - Allegro molto
2 Largo
3 Scherzo: Molto vivace - Poco sostenuto
4 Allegro con fuoco


CD14 Dvořák: Cello Concerto

Antonín Dvořák:

Cello Concerto in B minor, Op 104
1 Allegro
2 Adagio, ma non troppo
3 Allegro moderato - Andante - Allegro vivo


CD15 Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle (disc 1)

Gioachino Rossini:

Petite messe solennelle (orchestral version)
1 Kyrie eleison
2 Christe eleison
3 Gloria in excelsis deo
4 Gratias agimus tibi
5 Domine Deus
6 Qui tollis peccata mundi
7 Quoniam tu solus Sanctus
8 Cum Sancto Spiritu
9 Credo in unum Deum
10 Crucifixus
11 Et resurrexit
12 Et vitam venturi saeculi


CD16 Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle (disc 2)

Gioachino Rossini:

Petite messe solennelle (orchestral version) (conclusion)
1 Prélude religieux pendant l'Offertoire - Ritournelle
2 Sanctus - Benedictus
3 O salutaris Hostia
4 Agnus Dei


CD17 Sacred Verdi

Giuseppe Verdi:

Quattro pezzi sacri
1 Ave Maria
2 Stabat Mater
3 Laudi alla Vergine Maria
4 Te Deum

5 Ave Maria
6 Libera me (Messa per Rossini)


CD18 Britten: War Requiem

Benjamin Britten:

War Requiem, Op 66
1 Requiem aeternam, dona eis, Domine
2 What passing bells for these who die as cattle? - Kyrie eleison
3 Dies irae, dies illa
4 Bugles sang, saddening the evening air
5 Liber scriptus proferetur
6 Out there, we've walked quite friendly up to Death
7 Recordare Jesu pie
8 Confutatis maledictis
9 Be slowly lifted up, thou long black arm - Dies irae, dies illa
10 Lacrimosa dies illa. Move him into the sun ... Pie Jesu
11 Domine Jesu Christe
12 Quam olim Abrahae
13 So Abram rose, and clave the wood, and went - Hostias et preces tibi
14 Quam olim Abrahae (reprise)
15 Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus. Benedictus qui venit in nomine domini
16 After the blast of lightning from the East
17 One ever hangs where shelled roads part ... Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi
18 Libera me, Domine, de morte aeterna
19 It seemed that out of battle I escaped
20 'None' said the other 'Save the undone years'
21 Let us sleep now ... In paradisum deducant angeli


CD19 Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade; Musorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov:

Scheherazade, Op 35
1 The Sea and Sinbad's Ship
2 The Story of the Kalendar Prince
3 The Young Prince and the Young Princess
4 Festival at Baghdad - The Sea - The Ship Breaks against a Cliff Surmounted by a Bronze Horseman

Modest Musorgsky:

5 St John's Eve on Bald Mountain - tone poem (1867)

Sorochyntsi Fair (1880):
6 Dream Vision of the Peasant Lad (orchestrated by Vissarion Shebalin, 1930)


CD20 Beatrice Rana: Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky

Sergei Prokofiev:

Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor, Op 16
1 Andantino - Allegretto
2 Scherzo: Vivace
3 Intermezzo: Allegro moderato
4 Finale: Allegro tempestoso

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky:

Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor, Op 23
5 Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allegro con spiritu
6 Andantino semplice - Prestissimo - Tempo I
7 Allegro con fuoco


CD21 Saint-Saëns: Organ Symphony; Carnival of the Animals

Camille Saint-Saëns:

Symphony No 3 in C minor, Op 78, 'Organ Symphony'
1 (I) Adagio - Allegro moderato -
2 Poco adagio
3 (II) Allegro moderato - Presto -
4 Maestoso - Allegro

Le Carnaval des animaux - Grande fantaisie zoologique for 2 pianos and ensemble
5 Introduction et marche royale du lion
6 Poules et coqs
7 Hémiones
8 Tortues
9 L'Éléphant
10 Kangourous
11 Aquarium
12 Personnages à longues oreilles
13 Le Coucou au fond des bois
14 Volière
15 Pianistes
16 Fossiles
17 Le Cygne
18 Final


CD22 Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben; Burleske

Richard Strauss:

Ein Heldenleben, Op 40, TrV 190
1 The Hero
2 The Hero's Adversaries
3 The Hero's Companion
4 The Hero at Battle
5 The Hero's Works of Peace
6 The Hero's Withdrawal from the World

7 Burleske in D minor for piano and orchestra, TrV 145


CD23 Bernstein: Symphonies Nos 1 and 2

Leonard Bernstein:

Symphony No 1, 'Jeremiah'
1 Prophecy: Largamente
2 Profanation: Vivace con brio
3 Lamentation: Lento

Symphony No 2, 'The Age of Anxiety'
Part I
4 The Prologue: Lento moderato
The Seven Ages
5 Variation 1: L'istesso tempo
6 Variation 2: Poco più mosso
7 Variation 3: Largamente, ma mosso
8 Variation 4: Più mosso
9 Variation 5: Agitato
10 Variation 6: Poco meno mosso
11 Variation 7: L'istesso tempo
The Seven Stages
12 Variation 8: Molto moderato, ma movendo
13 Variation 9: Più mosso (Tempo di valse)
14 Variation 10: Più mosso
15 Variation 11: L'istesso tempo
16 Variation 12: Poco più vivace
17 Variation 13: L'istesso tempo
18 Variation 14: Poco più vivace
Part II
19 The Dirge: Largo
20 The Masque: Extremely fast
21 The Epilogue: L'istesso tempo


CD24 Bernstein: Symphony No 3

Leonard Bernstein:

Symphony No 3, 'Kaddish' - revised speaker's text by Leonard Bernstein (1977)
1 (I) Invocation: Adagio
2 Kaddish 1: L'istesso tempo - Allegro molto
3 (II) Din-Torah: Di nuovo adagio
4 Kaddish 2: Andante con tenerezza
5 (III) Scherzo: Presto scherzando, sempre pianissimo
6 Kaddish 3
7 Finale: Adagio com nel 'Din-Torah' -
8 Fuga: Allegro vivo con gioia

Prelude, Fugue and Riffs for clarinet and jazz ensemble (original version)
9 Prelude for the Brass
10 Fugue for the Saxes
11 Riffs for Everyone


CD25 Rossini: Messa di Gloria

Gioachino Rossini:

Messa di Gloria for soloists, chorus and orchestra
1 Kyrie, eleison
2 Christe, eleison
3 Kyrie, eleison
4 Gloria in excelsis Deo
5 Laudamus te
6 Gratias agimus tibi
7 Domine Deus
8 Qui tollis peccata mundi
9 Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris
10 Quoniam tu solus Sanctus
11 Cum Sancto Spiritu


CD26 Cinema

Michel Legrand:

Summer of '42
1 Concertino

John Williams:

E T
2 Over the Moon

Philippe Sarde:

Les Choses de la Vie
3 Main theme

Claude Bolling:

Borsalino
4 Main theme

Georges Delerus:

Le Mépris - Contempt
5 Camille

Wojciech Kilar:

Le Roi et l'oiseau
6 Générique

Michel Legrand:

The Thomas Crown Affair
7 The Windmills of Your Mind

Andrea and Ennio Morricone:

Cinema Paradiso
8 Main theme

Michel Legrand:

La Vie du château
9 Main theme

Francis Lai:

Un Homme qui me plaît - Concerto pour la fin d'un amour
10 Finale

anon:

Jeux interdits (Forbidden games)
11 Romance anónimo

Vladimir Cosma:

L'As des as
12 Final

Michel Legrand:

The Thomas Crown Affair
13 His Eyes, Her Eyes

Vladimir Cosma:

Un éléphant ça trompe énormément
14 Chère Marylin

La Grand Blond avec une chaussure noire
15 Sirba

Gabriel Yared:

L'Amant (The Lover)
16 L'Amant

Michel Legrand:

Les Demoiselles de Rochefort
17 Concerto

Marvin Hamlisch:

The Way We Were
18 The Way We Were

John Williams:

Sabrina
19 Main theme

Ryūichi Sakamoto:

Tacones Lejanos - Talons aiguilles
20 Main theme

Francis Lai:

Emmanuelle
21 Emmanuelle's Theme

Ennio Morricone and Maria Travia:

La disubbidienza
22 Il colore dei suoi occhi

Philippe Sarde:

Le Chat
23 Main theme


CD27 Bruckner: Symphony No 8

Anton Bruckner:

Symphony No 8 in C minor, WAB 108 (Haas version) (first release of this recording)
1 Allegro moderato
2 Scherzo: Allegro moderato - Trio: Langsam
3 Adagio: Feierlich langsam, doch nicht schleppend
4 Finale: Feierlich, nicht schnell

Antonio Pappano is one of today's most sought-after conductors, acclaimed for his charismatic leadership and inspirational performances in both symphonic and operatic repertoire. He celebrates his sixty-fifth birthday in December this year. To mark the occasion, Warner Classics, with whom Pappano has been an exclusive recording artist since 1995, will release the entirety of his symphonic, concertante and sacred music recordings with the Orchestra e Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, documenting his eighteen-year tenure as Music Director from 2005-2023. Comprising twenty-seven CDs, highlights of the collection include Pappano's landmark recordings of Rossini's Stabat Mater, Verdi's Requiem, Saint-Saëns' Organ Symphony and Carnival of the Animals, Britten's War Requiem and more, featuring world-renowned soloists such as Martha Argerich, Joyce DiDonato, Ian Bostridge, Beatrice Rana, Anna Netrebko, Michael Spyres and Bertrand Chamayou. The collection includes the first release of a new recording of Bruckner's Symphony No 8, available exclusively as part of this collection. The remaining albums will be made available digitally by the end of this year. Pappano said of the collection: 'Santa Cecilia was my first music directorship of a symphony orchestra. I was very excited about the appointment because I felt that I had to take this step to grow and continue my education as a musician [...] I think it's only through a long collaboration that you can make something meaningful - and so through these recordings we have a mirror in which we can look and gauge our progress.' Warner Classics' monumental collection comes as Pappano releases his memoir, My Life in Music, published by Faber and Faber on 6 June 2024. It also coincides with the end of Pappano's twenty-two-year tenure as Music Director of The Royal Opera, with his final production, Giordano's Andrea Chénier, running from 30 May to 11 June 2024. In September 2024, he becomes Chief Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra.

Recorded between 2005 and 2022 in Rome, Italy.