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Mephistopheles & Other Bad Guys

Kevin Short, Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra, Lawrence Foster

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Faust, CG 4 (Excerpts)  
1
Le veau d'or est toujours debout
Charles Gounod; Kevin Short; Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
2:17
2
Vous qui faites l'endormie
Charles Gounod; Kevin Short; Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
3:10
Mefistofele (Excerpts)  
3
Son lo Spirito che nega
Arrigo Boito; Kevin Short; Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
3:53
4
Ecco il mondo
Arrigo Boito; Kevin Short; Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
2:43
6 Songs, Op. 75  
5
No. 3, Aus Goethes Faust (Arr. D. Shostakovich for Voice & Orchestra)
Dmitri Shostakovich; Ludwig van Beethoven; Kevin Short; Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
2:13
Fidelio, Op. 72  
6
Ha! Welch ein Augenblick!
Ludwig van Beethoven; Kevin Short; Opéra de Marseille Chorus; Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
3:27
Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K. 384 (Excerpts)  
7
Wer ein Liebchen hat gefunden
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Kevin Short; Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
2:19
8
O, wie will ich triumphieren
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Kevin Short; Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
3:44
Der Freischütz, J. 277  
9
Schweig! Damit dich niemand warnt
Carl Maria von Weber; Kevin Short; Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
3:17
Les contes d'Hoffmann (Excerpts)  
10
Prologue. Dans les rôles d'amoureux langoureux
Jacques Offenbach; Kevin Short; Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
2:41
11
Scintille, diamant
Jacques Offenbach; Kevin Short; Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
2:40
I Lombardi alla prima crociata  
12
Sciagurata!
Giuseppe Verdi; Kevin Short; Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
5:02
La damnation de Faust, Op. 24, H. 111 (Excerpts)  
13
Voici des roses
Hector Berlioz; Kevin Short; Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
2:37
14
Devant la maison "Serenade of Mephistopheles"
Hector Berlioz; Kevin Short; Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
2:21
15
Mephistopheles to Faust (Version for Voice & Orchestra)
Gordon Getty; Kevin Short; Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
3:00
16
Mephistopheles's Song in Auerbach's Cellar "Song of the Flea" (Arr. I. Stravinsky for Voice & Orchestra)
Modest Mussorgsky; Igor Stravinsky; Kevin Short; Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
3:09
The Rake's Progress  
17
I Burn, I Burn! I Freeze!
Igor Stravinsky; Kevin Short; Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
1:49
Robert le diable  
18
Voici donc les débris du monastère antique
Giacomo Meyerbeer; Kevin Short; Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
3:08
Das Rheingold, WWV 86A  
19
Bin ich nun frei "Alberich's Curse"
Richard Wagner; Kevin Short; Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
3:31
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    57:01
In opera, specific voice types are often associated with certain types of characters. Numerous and diverse associations exist also for the bass voice, who can be a father, a villain, an elderly man, a religious figure, a comic character—or, indeed, a combination of the above. One recurring association for this voice type, however, deserves particular attention: that with evil, wicked, even diabolical characters. It is on that immensely fascinating association that this collection of arias is focused. The nineteen selections – composed by Mozart, Beethoven, Weber, Wagner, Meyerbeer, Berlioz, Gounod, Offenbach, Verdi, Boito, Mussorgsky, Stravinsky and Getty – take us on a journey through a period spanning some two hundred years, exploring how composers working in diverse national and institutional contexts and writing in an array of styles and genres exploited the bass voice to engage with the depiction of such characters.

This colourful repertoire is sung by the esteemed American bass-baritone Kevin Short, whose powerful voice is as sensuous as it is sinister. Short is accompanied by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille, led by its Music Director Lawrence Foster. Earlier this year, this orchestra and conductor were hailed for their PENTATONE releases of Martinů Double Concertos and A Certain Slant of Light.
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