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Special Events-Special Editions – 1985 International Competition for Musical Performers, Geneva – The First-Prize Winners (SE 9/1985)

MUSICA HELVETICA (SE 9/1985) Sopranist Chihiro Bamba swissmusic

In the 1985 International Competition for Musical Performers, Geneva two first prizes were awarded.

The winners were Japanese Sopranist Chihiro Bamba and American organist Jonathan Biggers.

Musical content

1. W.A. Mozart: Una donna. From “Così fan tutte”
2. Maurice Ravel: Habanera
3. G. Donizetti: O luce di quest’ anima. From “Linda di Chamounix”
4. Giuseppe Verdi: Caro nome. From “Rigoletto”

Chiriho Bamba, Soprano

1. Nicolas de Grigny: Kyrie en taille – Dialogue en la. From “Livre d’orgue”
2. Lionel Rogg: Nun freut euch (Partita)
3. Anton Heiller: Tanz-Toccata

Jonathan Biggers, organ

Production information

Musica Helvetica. Special Events-Special Editions MH-SE 9. International Competition for Musical Performers Geneva, 1985. Produced 1986 for SBC / SRI by Andreas Lüthi.

Background information

Switzerland is a small alpine nation shaped and influenced by great cultural cross-currents that have swept through Europe over centuries. Out of elements of diversity, the people of this country have forged a distinctly Swiss identity. And music is one of its most eloquent expressions. “Musica Helvetica” explores different facets of music in Switzerland from its earliest beginnings to the latest works of modern Swiss composers, from folk music to rock and jazz. This historical series span the years 1973 to 1998. These recordings are not available.

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