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Ave Maria


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  • Performer: Thomas Hampson, Mediterranea Camerata, Tim Ray, Geoffrey Parsons, Vera Nakariakov, et al.
  • Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, London Sinfonia, City of London Sinfonia, Abdelkrim Rais Andalusian Orchestra of Fès, et al.
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein, Giuliano Carella, Claudio Scimone, Hugh Wolff, James O'Donnell, et al.
  • Composer: Leonard Bernstein, Giulio Caccini, Basque Traditional, Traditional, Franz [Vienna] Schubert, et al.
  • Audio CD (March 7, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Teldec
  • ASIN: B00002DEIM
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #203,027 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. West Side Story: Maria - José Carreras
2. Ave Maria
3. Agur María: Agur Maria
4. Mary Had A Little Lamb
5. Ave Maria
6. Quattro Pezzi Sacri: Ave Maria - Verdi
7. Maria de Buenos Aires: Yo Soy Maria - Piazzolla
8. Ave María: Ave Maria - Bach
9. Ave Verum Corpus
10. Canticas de Santa Maria - Alfonso X
11. Ave Maria
12. Ave Maris Stella - Grieg
13. Maria
14. Ave Maria - Mascagni
15. Ave Maria
16. Ave Maria - Bach
17. Exsultate, Jubilate: Alleluja - Mozart

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3.1 out of 5 stars

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Randolph R. Wagner on December 30, 2004
Format: Audio CD
"What was he thinking?" is the question for this album's producer, Wolfgang Mohr. It is filled with such a hodge-podge of "stuff" that it is guaranteed to disappoint most because they'll encounter something that offends their taste (this was certainly the case for me).

I can only assume that the intended audience is the classical cross-over crowd. Hence, the plethora of names intended to attract their attention: Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo (two of the three tenors), Sumi Jo and Sarah Brightman (whose marketing acumen far exceeds her modest vocal talents).

What the serious classical connoisseur might miss because of the packaging and the lack of named tracks on the outside of the CD case are two real gems: Barabara Bonney's radiant voice on Schubert's Ave Maria and Chanticleer's lush reading of Biebl's Ave Maria.

Schubert's Ave Maria is a secular "lied" based on Sir Walter Scott's "Lady of the Lake". It is sung here with Schubert's original German text instead of the Latin liturgical text that is often force-fit to Schubert's melody. Bonney sings absolutely beautifully.

Franz Biebl who just passed away a few years ago would have remained in obscurity if it were not for the outstanding American men's ensemble, Chanticleer, who "discovered" his setting of Ave Maria. The piece has acquired cult status amongst Chanticleer fans. To my knowledge, a recording of Chanticleer's rendition previously could only be found on their label on a Christmas album released in 1990 and is difficult to find these days. Having it available here is a big plus.

For those who like "Baroque Greatest Hits" compilations with souped-up romanticized versions of over-played favorites, this album has several tracks that will get you feeling warm and fuzzy all over.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By HAN on August 9, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Some of the songs, although having nothing to do with an "Ave Maria" title are acceptable like "Mary had a little lamb" and "Maria de Buenos Aires", or the "Maria" from West Side story. However that "Maria" by the "Tigerlilies" stands out as one of the most offensive, satanic, dark and creepy songs I ever heard. It literally describes to the detail the kidnapping, torturing, and ritualistic assassination of a human being, followed by a dark ritual of disfigurement with a knife and cannibalism, while chanting "Maria" in between. Although artistic and original, it just doesn't have a place in a compilation titled "AVE Maria": it really spoils the CD as a whole. Otherwise, the CD would get 4 stars and not 5 for a misleading title.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amateur Singer on February 16, 2010
Format: Audio CD
I will concede that this disc does not contain the optimum cut for each of the compositions on it, but the gems are worth the price of admission.

What was he thinking? We don't know, because the liner notes are essentially non-existent. At least three of the selections are only in the loosest sense involved with the concept of the Virgin Mary. Bernstein's "Maria", "Mary had a little Lamb", and Mawby's "Ave Verum Corpus" (which I happen to like) just don't seem to fit in the "Myth of Mary".

The premise of the selection is not explained, but by inference, we can deduce that the editor wanted to bring to us a selection of atypical compositions on the theme of Mary, the Mother of God, in the Christian tradition.

Aside from the obviously conforming cuts to the theme (Schubert's composition, sung by Ms. Bonney is quite excellent), I found many of the cuts very pleaasing.

The "Agur Maria" (#3) is sung in the Basque language. I have never heard any Basque sung, and although I cannot understand a word of it, it sounds like many another folk song in many another language. It pleases me that I can relate to a language that dates its roots to pre-Roman times in Spain.

Verdi's "Ave Maria" (#6) from the Quattro Pezzi Sacri, is one of my personal favorites, and I think the editor included it because it doesn't get a lot of exposure. It is composed on the Enigmatic Scale, which is historically not used very often. If you have never heard this piece, it alone is worth the price.

The "Canticas de Santa Maria" (#10) are based on prayers from the Iberian Peninsula from the 1100's or so. Some of these were written in Proto-Portugese. This was an interesting time for music in this place, and the Arabian influence is apparent in the cuts the Editor chose.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By blue-59 on July 13, 2004
Format: Audio CD
"Overplayed and overvalued" applies neither to the Schubert nor the Mozart-both are sublime and immortal masterpieces. The Verdi and the Gounod may be lesser, but they are certainly worthy pieces. However, it is obvious that this haphazard compilation is quite superfluous. Superior collections of sacred music abound, many at bargain prices.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey M Waters on June 12, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I really enjoy this CD. Several songs that stand out would be Ave Maria and Agur Maria. This is a CD that you would get for the Christmas times, but still...You can enjoy it, too!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 20, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Loved some songs, and didnot like the others. the best one was by Sumi Jo(very moving and beautiful). After buying this Cd, I gave that to my friend who is in SF. He loved it. I was surprised that. For me, too many differenct kind of music in one place. well, I perfer some consistent music rather than all kind of the things. However, for the people who is searching for this kind of music, well, it is for you.
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