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Adele Addison

voc, *1925 PO
Singer of Classical

Adele Addison (born July 24, 1925 in Springfield, Massachusetts) is an African-American lyric soprano who was an acclaimed figure in the classical music world during the 1950s and 1960s. Although she did appear in several operas, Addison spent most of her career performing in recital and concert. Her performances spanned a wide array of literature from the Baroque period to contemporary compositions. She is best remembered today as the singing voice for Bess (played by Dorothy Dandridge) in the 1959 movie Porgy and Bess. Addison can be heard on numerous recordings, of which her baroque music recording are perhaps her best work. Known for her polished and fluent tone, Addison made a desirable baroque vocal artist. Many of her recordings were made with the New York Philharmonic under the bat

        
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Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral": IVb. Recitativo. O Freunde, nicht diese Töne! on George Szell Conducts Beethoven Symphonies & Overtures by Ludwig van Beethoven & George Szell
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral": I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso on George Szell Conducts Beethoven Symphonies & Overtures by Ludwig van Beethoven & George Szell
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral": III. Adagio molto e cantabile on George Szell Conducts Beethoven Symphonies & Overtures by Ludwig van Beethoven & George Szell
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral": II. Scherzo. Molto vivace - Presto on George Szell Conducts Beethoven Symphonies & Overtures by Ludwig van Beethoven & George Szell
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral": IVa. Finale. Presto - Allegro assai on George Szell Conducts Beethoven Symphonies & Overtures by Ludwig van Beethoven & George Szell
Messiah, HWV 56, Pt. I: Part I: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion (Soprano) on Handel: Messiah - J.S. Bach: Magnificat by Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic, Schola Cantorum & Westminster Choir
Messiah, HWV 56, Pt. I: Part I: He shall feed His flock like a shepherd (Countertenor, Soprano) on Handel: Messiah - J.S. Bach: Magnificat by Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic, Schola Cantorum & Westminster Choir
Messiah, HWV 56, Pt. III: Part III: I know that my redeemer liveth (Soprano) on Handel: Messiah - J.S. Bach: Magnificat by Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic, Schola Cantorum & Westminster Choir
Gloria, FP 177 on Debussy, Poulenc, Vaughan Williams, Honegger & Barber: Orchestral Works by Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Münch & Lorna Cooke de Varon
Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson: IV. The world feels dusty on A Copland Celebration, Vol. III by Aaron Copland & Various Artists

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Time Cycle / Phorion / Song Of SongsLukas Foss - Adele Addison, Jennie Tourel, Leonard Bernstein1997Compil.
Old American Songs, Sets I And II / Twelve Poems Of Emily DickinsonAaron Copland, William Warfield1980Compil.
Symphony No. 9Ludwig van Beethoven, George Szell, The Cleveland Orchestra, Adele Addison, Jane Hobson, Richard Lewis, Donald Bell, Robert Shaw1978Album
Time CycleLukas Foss, Adele Addison, Leonard Bernstein1961Album
Bach B Minor MassJohann Sebastian Bach, The Robert Shaw Chorale & The Robert Shaw Orchestra, Saramae Endich, Adele Addison, Florence Kopleff, Mallory Walker, Ara Berberian, Robert Shaw1961Album
L'Allegro ed Il PenserosoGeorg Friedrich Händel, Frederic Waldman, Adele Addison, John McCollum, John Reardon, Albert Fuller, Musica Æterna Orchestra1960Album
Little David Play On Your HarpAdele Addison And The Jubilee Singers1959Album
Messiah AriasDavid Lloyd, Russell Oberlin, William Warfield, Adele Addison1958Single
Twelve Poems Of Emily Dickinson / Three ChorusesAaron Copland, Adele Addison, New England Conservatory ChorusCompil.
Handel's MessiahGeorg Friedrich Händel, Adele Addison, Lorna Sydney, David Lloyd, Donald Gramm, The Handel & Haydn Society Of Boston, The Zimbler SinfoniettaAlbum
Israel In EgyptGeorg Friedrich Händel, Adele Addison - Florence Kopleff, John McCollum, Louise Natale - Musica Æterna Orchestra, Frederic Waldman, Albert FullerAlbum
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