VA - Audiophile Classic Collection: Ave Maria (2000)
FLAC image + cue + log + scans | 01:19:02 | 389 MB (+3%)
Classical | Label: EMI, #HAL ACC007
The Hail Mary (or Ave Maria in Latin) has been set to music numerous times. Among the most famous settings is the version by Charles Gounod (1859), adding melody and words to Johann Sebastian Bach's first prelude from the Well-Tempered Clavier. Antonín Dvořák's version was composed in 1877. Another setting of Ave Maria was written by Giuseppe Verdi for his 1887 opera Otello. Settings also exist by Mozart, Byrd, Elgar, Verdi, Saint-Saëns, Rossini, Brahms, Stravinsky, Schubert, and Perosi as well as numerous versions by less well-known composers, such as J.B. Tresch. Anton Bruckner wrote three different settings. This CD includes 17 classical renditions of "Ave Maria", plus 3 bonus tracks performed by Celine Dion, Pavarotti, Sissel.