Collective Listening Project

Tenor Mark Padmore Selects

Playlist No. 63

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March 2, 2022
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We have eagerly awaited tenor Mark Padmore‘s PUC debut for many seasons. In anticipation, we asked him to share a playlist of music that holds special meaning for him. He returned a gorgeous list of the world’s great voices calling it simply “a playlist of great singing in many different styles. Not just great voices but wonderfully intelligent singing. Each word counts and means something—the desire to communicate is paramount.” 

ARVO PÄRT Es sang vor langen Jahren performed by The Hilliard Ensemble, including mezzo-soprano Susan Bickley

EWAN MACCOLL “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” sung by Roberta Flack

THOMAS DUNHILL “The Cloths of Heaven” from The Wind Among the Reeds, sung by bass-baritone Bryn Terfel

JOHANNES BRAHMS “Von ewiger Liebe” from 4 Gesänge, Op. 43, sung by mezzo-soprano Margaret Price

GEOFFREY BUSH “The Poet’s Epitaph” from Greek Love Songs, sung by baritone Benjamin Luxon

JOHN CAGE Experiences No. 2

THOMAS A. DORSEY “Take My Hand, Precious Lord,” sung by Mahalia Jackson

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL “As with Rosy Steps the morn” from Theodora, sung by mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt-Lieberson

KURT WEILL “Pirate Jenny” from The Threepenny Opera, sung by Nina Simone

TRENT REZNOR “Hurt,” sung by Johnny Cash

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