Thomas Hampson possesses one of today’s most beautiful voices, due to an extraordinary symbiosis of vocal and performing powers. To tell stories, to bring them to life, to move and touch us, this is what matters most to him when he appears on stage, and his performances at the world’s major concert and opera stages are hailed by audiences and critics alike.
Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, BWV 1049. Third Movement. Concentus Musicus Wien. Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Teldec 9031-77611.
Gustav Mahler Des Knaben Wunderhorn. “Der Tamboursg'sell” Thomas Hampson, baritone. Geoffrey Parsons, piano. Teldec 9031-74726.
Richard Wagner Tannhäuser . Act III. “O du, mein holder Abendstern.” Berlin Staatskapelle. Daniel Barenboim. Thomas Hampson, baritone (as Wolfram von Eschenbach). Teldec 8573 88064.
D. Clayton-Thomas “Spinning Wheel.” Blood, Sweat & Tears. Columbia/Legacy CK 65729.
Ludwig van Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3 . Leonard Bernstein. Members of the New York Philharmonic. Recorded live at Carnegie Hall on May 18, 1976 . Sony SM2K 46743.
Ned Rorem “Look Down Fair Moon” for voice & piano. Thomas Hampson, baritone. Craig Rutenberg, piano. Angel Records 55028.
Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 4. Fourth Movement. Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Bruno Walter. Irmgard Seefried, soprano. Live recording by Austrian Radio during the 1950 Salzburg Festival. Varese Sarabande VCD 47228.