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Puccini - Super Hits


Release Date: 08/08/2000 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 89268   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Deborah SassonRenata ScottoEva MartónGillian Knight
Conductor:  Gustav KuhnGianandrea GavazzeniGiuseppe PatanéLorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraMunich Radio Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 37 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

PUCCINI SUPER HITS offers selected arias from some of the great composer's timeless operas, masterpieces such as 'Madama Butterfly,' 'Turandot,' and his most popular, enduring work, 'La bohčme.' For many, the music of Puccini symbolizes Italian opera; he is a master of the elements that have come to define the genre: drama, emotion, and passion. Puccini's genius lies in his ability to weave beautiful, unforgettable melodies into the overall musical fabric.
The highlights of the disc are two arias featuring the great soprano Renata Scotto: the Flower Duet from 'Madama Butterfly' and an intense, impassioned reading of "Sola, perdutta, abbandonata" from 'Manon Lescaut.' Further evidence of Puccini's remarkable melodic ability is found in
Read more the arias "O mio babbino caro" ('Gianni Schicchi') and "O soave fanciulla" ('La bohčme'), but the selection that truly epitomizes the composer's brilliance is "Un bel di vedremo" from 'Madama Butterfly,' an ecstatic expression of love, longing, and hope, but with an undercurrent of pathos and despair. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Turandot: Signore, ascolta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Deborah Sasson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
2.
La Rondine: Ch'il bel sogno di Doretta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Deborah Sasson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; Italy 
3.
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Deborah Sasson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
4.
La Bohčme: Si, mi chiamano Mimě by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Deborah Sasson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
5.
La Bohčme: O soave fanciulla by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Deborah Sasson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
6.
Madama Butterfly: Un bel dě vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Deborah Sasson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
7.
La Bohčme: Quando m'en vo' soletta "Musetta's Waltz" by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Deborah Sasson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
8.
Manon Lescaut: Sola, perduta, abbandonata by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Renata Scotto (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
9.
La Bohčme: Donde lieta uscě by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Eva Martón (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Patané
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
10.
Madama Butterfly: Scuoti quella fronda "Flower Duet" by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Gillian Knight (Mezzo Soprano), Renata Scotto (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 

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