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Serenade

Franz Schubert , Ludwig van Beethoven , Antonio Caldara , Christoph Willibald Gluck , Charles Gounod , Francis Poulenc , Henry Purcell , Ralph Vaughan Williams , David Daniels , Martin Katz Audio CD
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listen  2. Der Tod und das Mädchen D531David Daniels/Martin Katz 2:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Auf dem Wasser zu singen D774David Daniels/Martin Katz 3:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Nacht und Träume D827David Daniels/Martin Katz 4:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Adelaide D95David Daniels/Martin Katz 3:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Selve amiche, ombrose pianteDavid Daniels/Martin Katz 3:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. O del mio dolce ardorDavid Daniels/Martin Katz 2:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Intorno all'idol mioDavid Daniels/Martin Katz 3:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Pur dicesti, o bocca bellaDavid Daniels/Martin Katz 3:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. L'absentDavid Daniels/Martin Katz 3:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Où voulez-vous aller?David Daniels/Martin Katz 2:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. AbsenceDavid Daniels/Martin Katz 3:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. SérénadeDavid Daniels/Martin Katz 4:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Orpheus with his lute (first setting)David Daniels/Martin Katz 3:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Linden Lea - A Dorset songDavid Daniels/Martin Katz 2:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Hands, Eyes and HeartDavid Daniels/Martin Katz 1:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. C'est ansi que tu esDavid Daniels/Martin Katz 2:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Priez pour paixDavid Daniels/Martin Katz 2:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. La belle jeunesseDavid Daniels/Martin Katz 1:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Sweeter than rosesDavid Daniels/Martin Katz 3:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. I'll sail upon the Dog StarDavid Daniels/Martin Katz 1:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. An Evening HymnDavid Daniels/Martin Katz 4:03$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Performer: David Daniels, Martin Katz
  • Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven, Antonio Caldara, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Charles Gounod, Francis Poulenc, et al.
  • Audio CD (June 6, 2000)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Virgin Classics
  • ASIN: B00004SRG1
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,934 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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It's a truism by now that countertenors have made a notable comeback in our time, but David Daniels--Amazon.com's Opera & Vocal Artist of 2000--isn't about to rest on his laurels. As if his recent successes weren't enough to set him apart, on this recital album Daniels forays beyond the countertenor's stereotypical domain of the baroque to interpret lieder of Beethoven and Schubert, as well as French mélodies and Vaughan Williams. A stunningly beautiful disc. --Thomas May

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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT RECITAL! June 9, 2000
Format:Audio CD
What a brave and diverse group of pieces to appear on one recording. When you have heard 20 renditions of Dowlands "Lute Songs", no matter how beautiful, they simply get OLD. These pieces, ranging from old Italian (arie antique) through Romanticism and 20th century (albeit not my first choice of works) are ALL given a smooth and emotive performance. The only real fault I have with this disk at ALL is that the recording levels are a little inconsistent. This is barely an issue, but one that bothered me just a touch. Daniels moves full force into these pieces with NO reluctance to reach and stretch his voice throughout it's rich and magnificent range. While some may criticize his use of Vibrato and extreme variations in dynamics (which I particularly enjoy), this unique sound sets him apart from other well known counter-tenors. (like Brian Asawa, Deller and Otten) His technique and production are faultless throughout with only the VERY rare "odd' intonation or vowel. (as a composer and countertenor, I am must say that some of these pieces are NOT written to avoid these sounds <particularly the Vaghan Williams, but to a lesser extent, also the Gounod> and thus they are completely natural to both the countertenor voice and the artistic integrity of the piece.) Perhaps it is inherent in the production of the counter-tenor voice that Italian and German are more at home than English.
My favorites so far: Nacht und Traume -- beautiful legato and sensitivity
Pur dicesti -- such a fun song anyway.. Daniels sounds perfect here.
Absence -- exquisite artistry on the chanson style
La belle Jeunesse -- Vocal fireworks here.. I do not ever expect to hear this recorded by another counter-tenor, even the adventurous Me!
All in all, this is a REQUIRED purchase for countertenor fans and singers, and a STRONG RECOMMEND for anyone who loves good classical art songs.
Stephen Jackson thornblack@aol.com
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
By P H Wan
Format:Audio CD
There have been a number of countertenors lurking around providing us with a very pleasant sort of sound in recent years. Nice and pleasant as these voices can be, one can't really compare them with Daniels. He shows us how he is in control, in different ranges of the voice, and in different repertoire.
This disc consists of a very well chosen programme and Daniels demonstrates his ability to do everything, whether it's lirico-cantabile-pianissimo, or espressivo-con fuoco-fortissimo. I really hope that with this voice and excellent technique, Daniels can change people's conception of the countertenor as a voice: it's not simply a novelty or token voice part for Baroque only.
If you like vocal music / opera and are sick of one of the following:1. Sopranos with no control over dynamics, with a squeeky voice, sing with synthesizers or digital remixed arias, and demonstrate no sense of phrasing; 2. Contraltos who vibrate their way through arias; 3. Tenors who are Pavarotti-wannabes; 4. Basses with no diction, grumble loudly and can't join two notes in a phrase.
...this disc gives us all some hope.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beyond Gimmick July 31, 2002
Format:Audio CD
At first it seems odd...countertenors are supposed to stay within certain boundaries. We let them have Baroque music, and even Gluck, and of course we let them have 20th century things written specifically for them, especially Britten. But to hear a countertenor singing Schubert, Beethoven or French melodies goes against our expectations. So we think, this must be a gimmick. But then Daniels voice takes over and such questions disappear.
Daniels sings this music as if it was inteneded for the countertenor. His sensitivity to the intimate marriage of text and music is phenomenal and his tone is always light and lyrical. I prefer this to many overblown sopranos that I've heard. Daniels weaves a spell that few singers of any voice type can match.
The Gounod is particularly beautiful. I had not been familiar with Gounod's art song before, and I've been missing something. L'Absent brought tears to my eyes just as the best Melodie of Duparc or Faure. And he sings Schubert as if he was born to it.
If you think you are sick of run of the mill vocal recitals, get this CD. The fresh voice and sheer artistry will astound you!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ravishing November 23, 2000
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I cried while I was listening to Daniels sing the Vaughn Williams songs. All the rest were pretty good too, especially the Gounod and Italian songs. I have heard Daniels in his earlier discs and in performance, and I think he is maturing and deepening in both his range and his ability to convey nuance and feeling. Some of my friends have said that his rendition (both) of "Adelaide" were underpowered and wispy, but he is NOT a Heldentenor, has never pretended to be one, and I think an interpretation of "Adelaide" that does not evoke Tristan singing of his Isolde is just as valid. The beauty of his tone is wonderful. His increasing technical prowess as well as ability to project emotion is, in my humble opinion, gaining as the years go by. Do listen to this CD.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Exceptional Disc August 10, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I've heard David Daniels in recital several times, so it's wonderful to have some of his recital repertoire on this CD. Daniels' voice is more thrilling live, as it is with the greatest singers, but this terrific recording gives the listener a good idea of how beautiful and expressive Daniels' voice is. I can't stop playing "Nacht und traume" and "Serenade." What will he record next? I've heard that a complete Rinaldo is due out in October. Can't wait!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best collections of poetry in music I have ever heard
David Daniels' "Serenade" is certainly one of the two or three best recital disks I have ever heard. Read more
Published on March 23, 2009 by Baroque and opera freak
5.0 out of 5 stars a voice teacher and early music fan
GREAT CHOICE OF SONGS FROM DANIELS, BUT THE 'DOGSTAR' WINS THE PRIZE!

The German and French art-song developed in parallel,but although they shared the same creative... Read more
Published on May 30, 2006 by George Peabody
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstandingly beautiful- a great legend in our time
This is a truly unique voice. David Daniels has an opulent timbre which he uses here to achieve sheer excellence. Read more
Published on June 22, 2005 by S Duncan
5.0 out of 5 stars Follow the Leider...For He Is David Daniels
Countertenor David Daniels takes a breather from his beloved Handel arias this time around for a recording of sheer beauty and most often tranquility, all the more surprising given... Read more
Published on August 17, 2004 by Ed Uyeshima
5.0 out of 5 stars Countertenors: They're not just for Baroque Anymore!
OK, so it's a bad pun. Shoot me.
But get this wonderful disc! Daniels talent is well-served by this varied program.. Read more
Published on March 22, 2004 by KS
5.0 out of 5 stars Brought Back To Life
Yes,although I work in the Opera world, I was in a musical depression until I heard this truely amazing recording. Read more
Published on October 27, 2001 by voice lover
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous
I heard Daniels on the radio for the first time and his voice interested me. I bought this c.d. and I fell in love with it immediately. He's got the most beautiful voice. Read more
Published on October 17, 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous singing
Daniels has a remarkable voice, and it is displayed beautifully in this recording. Fantastic legato and sustained tone quality with a great depth of color and character. Read more
Published on September 20, 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars A glorious, not-to-be-missed recital
For lovers of a beautiful voice, used with consummate artistry, this wonderful recital is a must. I first heard David Daniels only recently and was immediately struck by the sheer... Read more
Published on September 20, 2000 by John Milner
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best!
Daniels's "Nacht und Traume" on this record ranks with Fischer-Dieskau's "Evening Star" for pure, hair-raising beauty.
Published on August 28, 2000 by Bruce Nelson
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