Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|John Newton, Pietro Yon, Franz [Vienna] Schubert|
Amazing Grace: Jessye Norman
Genres: Special Interest, New Age, Pop, Classical, Gospel
No Description Available. Genre: Classical Music Media Format: Compact Disk Rating: Release Date: 17-SEP-1991
No Description Available.
Genre: Classical Music
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 17-SEP-1991
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Jessye Norman, most magnificent
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This recording of Jessye Norman makes the hair on the back of ones neck stand up. When hearing her sing, without accompaniment, the Traditional songs on this disc one can fully understand why she received a 58 minute ovation in Vienna. A spellbinding C.D."
Superb! As Always, superb!
A. Browne | USA | 12/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There's not enough words that can express how wonderful Miss Jessye Norman's vocal talent is. What a wonderful opera diva! I thought the George Bizet's Carmen (CD) was magnificient but then when I got this (CD), I was thrown back. The range and style in "Ave Maria" is splendid, so is "Let's Break Bread Together," "Amazing Grace," and many more songs found on this CD. Miss Jessye Norman, Ms. Leontyne Price, Miss kathleen Battle, Miss Joan Sutherland are top opera divas on my list. So you know I have a fine taste of hearing great vocals; you can't go wrong in purchasing this CD. It's a treasure to listen to."
Sure wish Jessye sounded happier to be amazed.
DJ Rix | NJ USA | 10/24/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Nobody over at Philips Classics wants the credit - or the blame -in the liner notes for assembling this fey compilation of spirituals & sacred standards. Mostly recycled from four different recording sessions & maybe that many albums, Amazing Grace is an exercise in corporate profit-taking. Long about cut nine, a gorgeous version of Franck's "Panis Angelicas," one realizes the funereal tempos & solemn a cappella spirituals just ain't gonna let up. They do, briefly, for "Great Day," but that's it. Still, Jessye Norman wraps her wonderful voice around "There's a Man Going Round" & "Steal Away" like she's determined to win First Prize at the annual church talent show. & the Pietro Yon setting of "Gésu Bambino," combining two carols, takes one's breath away. I even sit through "Ave Maria" every so often. So, this album gets four stars for having beautiful music, & only when I load Amazing Grace into the CD changer along with albums of the same title by Aretha Franklin & Mahalia Jackson, hitting the random play button. Sure wish Jessye sounded happier to be amazed."