vocal concert & recital
selected opera acts,
opera preludes/overtures

compilations or telecasts
starring various artists

Connecticut Yankee (Rodgers & Hart)
starring Eddie Albert

An Old Fashioned Christmas
Bell Telephone Hour, 1959-1966

New Year’s Concert, 2011
- From the Teatro La Fenice
with Daniel Harding

New Year Concert, 2010
-From the Teatro La Fenice
with Sir John Elliot Gardner

New Year's Concert 2009
-From the Teatro La Fenice
Georges Prêtre

New Year Concert 2008
- From the Teatro La Fenice

Roberto Abbado

Mireille (Abridged)
- & Pelléas et Mélisande (Act 2)

Alarie, Simoneau, Savoie,
Chiocchio, Dulude, Harbour,
Rouleau. Danco, Savoie, Jeanotte.

Harold Arlen:
- An All-Star Tribute

Cole Porter - All Star Tribute
Ethel Merman, John Raitt,
Martha Wright, Gretchen Wyler,
Peter Nero, and Jillana

Bell Telephone Hour!
Great Stars of Opera
- Vol 1, 2 & 3

Producers' Showcase:
Festival of Music, Vol 1 & 2

Great Singers of Russia Vol 1
"Chaliapin to Reizen"
Great Singers of Russia Vol 2
"Petrov to Kazarnovskaya"

Sherrill Milnes - All-Star Gala

Domingo, Freni, Miguenes,
Milnes, Schreier

by artist last name:

A Portrait in Music

Bergonzi, Carlo
In Concert

, Benjamin
Rehearsal & Performance
with Peter Pears

Bumbry, Grace
Art of Grace Bumbry
in Concert

Caballé, Montserrat
In Concert
In Recital, plus Norma Act 1
In Recital (1983)

, Barbara
Bell Telephone Appearances

Cosí fan Tutte, Act 1

Del Monaco, Mario
Scenes: Carmen and Pagliacci

De Los Angeles
, Victoria
Glory of Spain
with McGill Chamber Orchestra

Di Stefano,
La Voce del Cuore

Kiss Me, Kate

, Eileen
American Prima Donna

Freni, Mirrela
with Cesare Siepi in Concert

Gray, Dolores
Bell Telephone Hour

, Florence
First Ladies of Broadway
Bell Telephone Hour

, Marilyn
Berlioz: Les Nuits díÉté
In Recital - Milan, 1981
in Concert

Hvorostovsky, Dimitri
Songs of the Russian War Years
In Concert

Jackson, Mahalia
TV from 1957 to 1962

in Recital

, Gwyneth
In Concert

Jones, Shirley
First Ladies of Broadway
Bell Telephone Hour

Live in Salzburg

In Recital

In Performance

Lawrence, Carol
Bell Telephone Hour

, George
A Tribute

Lenya, Lotte
Theater Songs of Brecht & Weill

Lorengar, Pilar
In Recital

, Gisela
Theater Songs of Brecht & Weill

, Mary
& Merman, Ethel
Ford's 50th Anniversary

Milnes, Sherrill
An All Star Gala

Moffo, Anna
A Tribute

Kiss Me, Kate

, Elena
In Recital

Nilsson, Birgit
Bell Telephone Hour

, Russell
America's Legendary

Songs and Arias

Pavarotti, Luciano
The 1984 Bari Recital

Pears, Peter
Britten in Rehearsal
& Performance

Price, Leontyne
Art of
Christmas With

Quilico, Louis
Concerto Italiano
A Portrait (w/ Tebaldi)

Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth
A Viennese Evening

Scotto, Renata
In Budapest

, Cesare
with Mirrela Freni in Concert

, Gérard
The Art of Vols. 1 & 2

Steber, Eleanor
Cosí fan Tutte, Act 1

Sutherland, Joan
Complete Bell Telephone
The Art of Joan Sutherland

Tebaldi, Renata
Concerto Italiano
A Portrait

Te Kanawa, Kiri
An Evening with

Vickers, Jon
Four Operatic Portraits
Vickers & Böhm
Early TV Appearances

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Mahalia Jackson, 1957-1962
VAI DVD 4413, $14.95

From her first million-copy seller in 1946 until her death in 1972 Mahalia Jackson (born 1911) was the face and voice of gospel music for millions around the world. These television appearances from 1957 to 1962 catch her at her vocal and interpretive peak. Color/B&W, 47 min., All regions.

Many writers have felt that with her powerful voice, her wide vocal range and her way of phrasing Mahalia Jackson could have been the greatest jazz and blues singer of her day. It was not to be. Mahalia remained true to her calling and would not sing secular music. As she points out in her interview on this DVD, she would perform anywhere except nightclubs and theaters. This left the door open for a 1958 appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival in a gospel program as well as her involvement with several of Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concerts. Interestingly enough, two numbers on this program originated in the world of theater: “Summertime” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” though they certainly satisfy Jackson’s requirement (also discussed in the interview) that a song needs to have a message of inspiration and hope for her to sing it. As Jackson interprets them, the songs have long take a on meaning outside their original context, and assume their rightful place among the other pieces on the program to which Jackson brings her inimitable aura of spirituality and humanity.

Bell Telephone Hour (1960-1962)


Chapter 1: In That Great Gettin’ Up Mornin’ 2:17
Mahalia Jackson
(Bug Music A/C Mahalia Jackson Music)

Chapter 2: Summertime 2:42
George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward, Dorothy Heyward
(c) WB Music Corp. obo George Gershwin Music, Ira Gershwin Music, &
Dubose & Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund Publishing)


Chapter 3: Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child 2:54

Chapter 4: Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho 2:07

Chapter 5: He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands 3:29
Hamilton Forest/Marion Kerby
(EMI /Mills Music, Inc.)

11/22 /62
Chapter 6: Bless This House 3:49
May H. Morgan/Helen Taylor
(Boosey and Hawks, Inc.)

Chapter 7: I’m Grateful 4:38
Ervin M. Drake /Jimmy Shirl
(Jericho Music - Songwriters Guild)

Chapter 8: How Great Thou Art 3:13
Stuart K. Hine
(Manna Music, Inc., ASCAP)

1957 appearance

All with
Louise Weaver, piano
Mildred Falls, organ

Chapter 9: It Don’t Cost Very Much 1:44
Thomas A Dorsey
(c) Unichappell Music, Inc.

Chapter 10: Interview 1:44

Chapter 11: When The Saints Go Marchin’ In 2:13

Chapter 12: You’ll Never Walk Alone 3:59
Oscar Hammerstein 2nd/Richard Rodgers
(Williamson Music)

Chapter 13: Interview 2:25

Chapter 14: It’s No Secret What the Lord Can Do 3:58
Stuart Hamblen
(Songs of Universal, Inc.)

Chapter 15: Interview 2:05

Chapter 16: Somebody Bigger Than You And I 4:26
Johnny Lang/Hy Heath/J. Francis Burke
(Bulls-Eye Music, Inc.)


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