THOMAS HAMPTON: 5 CLASSIC ALBUMS
The first disc in this set features Franz Schubert's song cycle, Winterreise (Winter Journey), performed with piano accompaniment by Wolfgang Sawallisch. Schubert's Winterreise is a musical setting of 24 poems by Wilhelm Müller, a poet of whom Schubert was very fond.
Disc two in this set offers a setting of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth), which Hampson performs alongside Peter Seiffert and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Sir Simon Rattle.
The third disc of this five disc collection showcases Mahler's famed song cycle, Kindertotenlieder (Songs on the Death of Children), performed with piano accompaniment by Wolfram Rieger.
Disc four features a collection of songs by both Giacomo Meyerbeer and Gioachino Rossini with piano accompaniment by Geoffrey Parsons.
The final disc in this five disc set provides a selection of arias from a variety of Guiseppe Verdi's operas.
Together, these five discs showcase the astounding baritone voice of Thomas Hampson through a variety of vocal styles.