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The Very Best Of Puccini


Release Date: 10/18/2005 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8552119-20   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Miriam GauciAlberto RinaldiGiorgio LambertiNelly Miricioiu,   ... 
Conductor:  Alexander RahbariMichael HalászOndrej LenárdWill Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Radio Symphony OrchestraBratislava Philharmonic ChorusCzecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 27 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Miriam Gauci (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2.
Gianni Schicchi: Firenze è come un albero fiorito by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Alberto Rinaldi (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
Tosca: Recondita armonia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Giorgio Lamberti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/1990 
Venue:  Slovak Radio Concert Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 5 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Santa ampolle..." 
4.
Tosca: Tre sbirri, una carrozza...Te Deum by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Nelly Miricioiu (Soprano), Silvano Carroli (Baritone), Miroslav Dvorsky (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bratislava Philharmonic Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/1990 
Venue:  Slovak Radio Concert Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5.
Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Nelly Miricioiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/1990 
Venue:  Slovak Radio Concert Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Giorgio Lamberti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/1990 
Venue:  Slovak Radio Concert Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Thomas Harper (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1991 
Venue:  Slovak Radio Concert Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
Manon Lescaut: In quelle trine morbide by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Miriam Gauci (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9.
Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 48 Secs. 
10.
Manon Lescaut: Sola, perduta, abbandonata by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Miriam Gauci (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1992 
Venue:  B R T Concert Hall, Brussels, Belgium 
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11.
Edgar: Act 3 Prelude by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Ondrej Lenárd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Venue:  Slovak Radio Concert Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
12.
Messa di Gloria: Credo by Giacomo Puccini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
13.
Messa di Gloria: Et incarnatus est by Giacomo Puccini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
14.
Suor Angelica: Senza mamma, o bimbo, tu sei morto by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Miriam Gauci (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15.
La Fanciulla del West: Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano by Giacomo Puccini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
16.
La Bohème: Questo Mar Rosso...Nei cieli bigi (Opening Scene) by Giacomo Puccini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17.
La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Jonathan Welch (Tenor)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
18.
La Bohème: Si, mi chiamano Mimì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luba Orgonasova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
19.
La Bohème: O soave fanciulla by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Jonathan Welch (Tenor), Luba Orgonasova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
20.
La Bohème: Quando m'en vo' soletta "Musetta's Waltz" by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Fabio Previati (Baritone), Carmen Gonzales (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak State Philharmonic Chorus,  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
21.
La Bohème: Sono andati? Fingevo di dormire by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luba Orgonasova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
22.
La Bohème: Che ha detto il medico by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Jonathan Welch (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
23.
Le Villi: Intermezzo no 2 "La Tragenda" by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Ondrej Lenárd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
24.
Le Villi: Se come voi piccina by Giacomo Puccini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
25.
Madama Butterfly: Viene la sera...Bimba dagli occhi pieni by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Yordi Ramiro (Tenor), Miriam Gauci (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 11 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
26.
Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Miriam Gauci (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
27.
Madama Butterfly: Humming Chorus by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak State Philharmonic Chorus,  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
28.
La Rondine: Ch'il bel sogno di Doretta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luba Orgonasova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
29.
Crisantemi "Elegy" by Giacomo Puccini
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1890; Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 27 Secs. 
30.
Turandot: Gira la cote by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bilbao Choral Society,  Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra,  Escolanía Santa Maria de la Victoria Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
31.
Turandot: Perchè tarda la luna? by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bilbao Choral Society,  Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra,  Escolanía Santa Maria de la Victoria Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
32.
Turandot: Là sui monti dell'Est la cicogna cantò by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bilbao Choral Society,  Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra,  Escolanía Santa Maria de la Victoria Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Language: Italian 
33.
Turandot: Signore, ascolta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Tomoko Deguchi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
34.
Turandot: Non piangere, Liù by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Tomoko Deguchi (Soprano), Felipe Bou (Bass), Lando Bartolini (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
35.
Turandot: Ah! per l'ultima volta! (Act 1 Finale) by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Felipe Bou (Bass), Tomoko Deguchi (Soprano), Lando Bartolini (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
36.
Turandot: Tanto amore segreto by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Giovanna Casolla (Soprano), Tomoko Deguchi (Soprano), Armando Ariostini (Baritone)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
37.
Turandot: Tu, che di gel sei cinta by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
38.
Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Thomas Harper (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1991 
Venue:  Slovak Radio Concert Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro (Lauretta)
Gianni Schicchi: Firenze e come un albero (Rinuccio)
Tosca: Act I: Santa ampolle...Recondita armonia (Cavaradossi)
Tosca: Act I: Tre sbirri, una carrozza (Scarpia)
Tosca: Act II: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore ()
Tosca: Act III: E lucevan le stelle (Cavaradossi)
Manon Lescaut: Act I: Donna non vidi mai (Des Grieux)
Manon Lescaut: Act II: In quelle trine morbide ()
Manon Lescaut: Act III: Intermezzo
Manon Lescaut: Act IV: Sola, perduta, abbandonata ()
Edgar: Act III: Prelude
Messa di Gloria: Credo in unum Deum
Messa di Gloria: Et incarnatus est
Suor Angelica: (Sister Angelica): Senza Mamma (Angelica)
La Fanciulla del west: La Fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West), Act III: Ch'ella mi creda (Johnson)
La boheme: Act I: Questo Mar Rosso (Marcello, Rodolfo)
La boheme: Act I: Che gelida manina (Rodolfo)
La boheme: Act I: Si. Mi chiamano Mimi (Mimi)
La boheme: Act I: O soave fanciulla (Rodolfo, Mimi)
La boheme: Act II: Quando me'n vo' (Musetta, Marcello and Ensemble)
La boheme: Act IV: Sono andati? (Mimi, Rodolfo)
La boheme: Act IV: Che ha detto il medico? (Rodolfo, Marcello, Musetta, Schaunard, Colline)
Le Villi: (The Willis), Act II: La Tregenda (Witches' Dance)
Le Villi: (The Willis), Act I: Se come voi piccina io fossi (Anna)
Madama Butterfly: Act I: Bimba, dagli occhi (Pinkerton, Butterfly)
Madama Butterfly: Act II: Un bel di, vedremo (Butterfly)
Madama Butterfly: Act II: Humming Chorus
La rondine: La Rondine (The Swallow), Act I: Chi'il bel sogno di Doretta (Magda)
Crisantemi (version for string orchestra)
Turandot: Act I: Gira la cote! Gira! (Chorus and Ensemble)
Turandot: Act I: Perche tarde la luna (Chorus and Ensemble)
Turandot: Act I: La, sui monti dell'est (Chorus)
Turandot: Act I: Signor, ascolta! (Liu)
Turandot: Act I: Non piangere, Liu! (Calaf, Liu, Timur)
Turandot: Act I: Ah! per l'ultima volta (Timur, Liu, Ministers, Calaf, Chorus)
Turandot: Act III Scene 1: L'amore? (, Liu, Ping, Calaf, Chorus)
Turandot: Act III Scene 1: Tu, che di gel sei cinta (Liu, Chorus, Calaf, Timur, Ping)
Turandot: Act III Scene 1: Nessun dorma (Calaf)

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