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Carlo Bergonzi - Italian Songs - Bellini, Verdi, Et Al


Release Date: 11/24/1998 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 60785   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Vincenzo BelliniGiuseppe VerdiLuigi DenzaGaetano Donizetti,   ... 
Performer:  John WustmanCarlo Bergonzi
Conductor:  Eve Queler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera Orchestra of New York
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Carlo Bergonzi possessed one of the most refined Italian tenor voices of his generation. Although not a powerhouse, he brought great skill and beauty to a wide variety of operatic roles. He was wonderfully convincing in Verdi, Puccini, and the verismo school as well as in Donizetti and Bellini. The present recital presents him in Italian song (with the bonus of an aria from the tenor's complete recording of Puccini's 'Edgar') where the only real complaint is that it is too short, being constrained by the limitations of the original length of the LP release.
Italian song is very different from either the German lied or the French mélodie. In these comparative trifles by Bellini, Verdi, Rossini and others, the music is most often strophic,
Read more with the emphasis usually on charm. They make considerable demands on the singer to characterize the words and to reinterpret the unchanging music to the individual situation of each verse. In this, Bergonzi and his estimable accompanist, John Wustman, need fear no comparisons with the legends of the past or present. These 1977 recordings catch him towards the end of his major career but in fully in command of this enchanting repertoire. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Vaga luna che inargenti by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  John Wustman (Piano), Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1977 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2.
Stornello by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  John Wustman (Piano), Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1869; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1977 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
Se by Luigi Denza
Performer:  John Wustman (Piano), Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 03/1977 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
Soirées d’automne à l’Infrascata: no 4, Me voglio fa' na casa "Amor marinaro" by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor), John Wustman (Piano)
Date of Recording: 03/1977 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5.
Vaghissima sembianza by Stefano Donaudy
Performer:  John Wustman (Piano), Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1977 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
O del mio amato ben by Stefano Donaudy
Performer:  John Wustman (Piano), Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1977 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
O primavera by Pier Adolfo Tirindelli
Performer:  Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor), John Wustman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1977 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
Occhi di fata by Luigi Denza
Performer:  Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor), John Wustman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Naples, Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1977 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9.
Serenata by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor), John Wustman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1977 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
Tormento by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor), John Wustman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1977 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11.
L'alba separa dalla luce l'ombra by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor), John Wustman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907 
Date of Recording: 03/1977 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12.
Romanze (2): no 1, Ideale by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor), John Wustman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1882 
Date of Recording: 03/1977 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13.
Lolita "Spanish Serenade" by Arturo Buzzi-Peccia
Performer:  Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor), John Wustman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1977 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14.
Non ti scordar di me by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer:  John Wustman (Piano), Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1977 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15.
Edgar: Orgia, chimera dall'occhio vitreo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eve Queler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera Orchestra of New York
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/1977 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16.
Les soirées musicales: no 1, La promessa by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor), John Wustman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1830-1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1977 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17.
Les soirées musicales: no 8, La danza by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  John Wustman (Piano), Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1830-1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1977 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

Vaga luna che inargenti (Voice)
Stornello (Voice)
Se (Voice)
Me voglio fa'na casa (Voice)
O del mio amato ben (Voice)
Vaghissima sembianza (Voice)
O primavera! (Voice)
Occhi di fata (Voice)
La promessa from Les soirées musicales (Voice)
Serenata (Voice)
Tormento! (Voice)
L'alba separa dalla luce l'ombra (Voice)
Ideale (Voice)
Lolita (Voice)
Non ti scordar di me (Voice)
La danza from Les soirées musicales (Voice)
Orgia, chimera dall'occhio vitreo from Act II of Edgar (Voice)

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