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Il Salotto Vol 5 - La Rimembranza / Larmore, Custer, Ford


Release Date: 01/14/2003 
Label:  Opera Rara   Catalog #: 223   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiMichael CostaAntonio Carlos GomesMarco Aurelio Marliani,   ... 
Performer:  Bruce FordDavid HarperAntonio SiragusaMajella Cullagh,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


This is volume five in Opera Rara's Il Salotto series, and while the first four were entertaining, enlightening, and a sheer delight, to this one we might add the word "spectacular". Often on the other discs the selections were easy-to-sing ditties. For the most part, what we get here are challenging showpieces that often display remarkably difficult, virtuosic vocal writing.

Luigi Arditi, best known for his song "Il bacio", is represented here by six pieces. The two duets for mezzo and soprano are tremendous; Rossini fans will have a field day. He also contributes a waltz, a polka, a bolero (stunningly sung by Jennifer Larmore), and a female-voice trio. All are
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A song for tenor by Verdi, dated 1843, is beautifully sung by Bruce Ford: it sounds alternately like late Donizetti and the Verdi we know in somewhat embryonic form. A duet for two tenors by Vincenzo Gabussi sung by fishermen who would rather not go fishing is both graceful and exciting, and Ford and Antonino Siragusa sing it handsomely. Indeed, every piece is performed just about perfectly, and each voice, from Majella Cullagh's bright, high soprano to Russell Smythe's rich bass, is wonderful. David Harper accompanies on the piano and is an ideal collaborator. This CD is perfect--a glorious evening's entertainment.
--Robert Levine, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Cupo è il sepolcro e mutolo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Bruce Ford (Tenor), David Harper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Italy 
Language: Italian 
2.
Vanne a colei che adoro by Michael Costa
Performer:  Antonio Siragusa (Tenor), Majella Cullagh (Soprano), Bruce Ford (Tenor),
David Harper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830s; London, England 
Language: Italian 
3.
Non è la vaga rosa by Michael Costa
Performer:  Manuela Custer (Mezzo Soprano), Jennifer Larmore (Mezzo Soprano), David Harper (Piano),
Antonio Siragusa (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; London, England 
Language: Italian 
4.
Ecco quel fiero istante by Michael Costa
Performer:  Jennifer Larmore (Mezzo Soprano), Bruce Ford (Tenor), Russel Smythe (Baritone),
Majella Cullagh (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; London, England 
Language: Italian 
5.
Io to vidi by Antonio Carlos Gomes
Performer:  Bruce Ford (Tenor), David Harper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1870; Italy 
Language: Italian 
6.
Odi d'un uom che muore by Marco Aurelio Marliani
Performer:  Bruce Ford (Tenor), David Harper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; Italy 
Language: Italian 
7.
A larva che dileguasi "La rimembranza" by Vincenzo Gabussi
Performer:  Jennifer Larmore (Mezzo Soprano), Bruce Ford (Tenor), David Harper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; London, England 
Language: Italian 
8.
Trema o vil! by Luigi Arditi
Performer:  Jennifer Larmore (Mezzo Soprano), Majella Cullagh (Soprano), David Harper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: after 1858; England 
Language: Italian 
9.
Sull'ali d'or "Felicità" by Luigi Arditi
Performer:  Majella Cullagh (Soprano), David Harper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: after 1858; England 
Language: Italian 
10.
O vezzosa pratellina "Fior di Margherita" by Luigi Arditi
Performer:  Manuela Custer (Mezzo Soprano), David Harper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: after 1858; England 
Language: Italian 
11.
Gloria alla beltà by Luigi Arditi
Performer:  David Harper (Piano), Manuela Custer (Mezzo Soprano), Jennifer Larmore (Mezzo Soprano),
Majella Cullagh (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: after 1858; England 
Language: Italian 
12.
Ah! Quanto al cor mi parlò "Il desio" by Luigi Arditi
Performer:  Jennifer Larmore (Mezzo Soprano), Majella Cullagh (Soprano), David Harper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1860s; England 
Language: Italian 
13.
Leggero invisible "Bolero" by Luigi Arditi
Performer:  David Harper (Piano), Jennifer Larmore (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Language: Italian 
14.
Prima che l'alba nasca "I pescatori" by Vincenzo Gabussi
Performer:  David Harper (Piano), Bruce Ford (Tenor), Antonio Siragusa (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; London, England 
Language: Italian 
15.
Amor e speme by Józef Poniatowski
Performer:  David Harper (Piano), Manuela Custer (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Italy 
Language: Italian 
16.
Se tu dormissi, Giulietta mia by Carlo Pedrotti
Performer:  David Harper (Piano), Antonio Siragusa (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; Italy 
Language: Italian 
17.
Felice un dì conobbi amor "La rimembranza" by Pompeo Belgiojoso
Performer:  Manuela Custer (Mezzo Soprano), David Harper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Italy 
Language: Italian 

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