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Prima Voce - Beniamino Gigli Vol 1 1918-1924


Release Date: 12/02/1992 
Label:  Nimbus   Catalog #: 7807   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Amilcare PonchielliEnrico CannioArrigo BoitoGiacomo Puccini,   ... 
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli
Conductor:  Carlo SabajnoJosef PasternackRosario Bourdon
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
La Gioconda: Cielo e mar by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Sabajno
Written: 1876 
Date of Recording: 11/1918 
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2.
O surdato 'nnammurato by Enrico Cannio
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Sabajno
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 11/1918 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
Mefistofele: Dai campi, dai prati by Arrigo Boito
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1921 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
Mefistofele: Giunto sul passo estremo by Arrigo Boito
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/1921 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5.
Tosca: Recondita armonia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Josef Pasternack
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1921 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Josef Pasternack
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/1921 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
Tosca: O dolci mani by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Josef Pasternack
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1922 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
La Favorita: Spirto gentil by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Written: 1843 
Date of Recording: 03/1921 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9.
Faust: Salut! demeure chaste et pure by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Date of Recording: 03/1921 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
Iris: Apri la tua finestra! by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Sabajno
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1921 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Composition written: Italy (1898).
Composition revised: Italy (1899). 
11.
Tu sola by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/1921 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12.
Harlequin's Millions: Notturno d'amore "Serenade" by Riccardo Drigo
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1922 
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13.
Le Roi d'Ys: Vainement, ma bien-aimée [Aubade] by Edouard Lalo
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1888; France 
Date of Recording: 03/1922 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: French 
14.
Andrea Chénier: Un dì all' azzuro spazio "Improvviso" by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Josef Pasternack
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1922 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15.
Andrea Chénier: Come un bel dì di maggio by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1922 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16.
L'Africaine: O paradis sorti de l'onde by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rosario Bourdon
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1923 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17.
Loreley: Nel verde Maggio by Alfredo Catalani
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rosario Bourdon
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/1923 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
18.
Le chant du cygne by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 05/1923 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
19.
Martha: Ach, so fromm by Friedrich von Flotow
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rosario Bourdon
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1923 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
20.
Povera Pulcinella by Arturo Buzzi-Peccia
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1924 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
21.
Funiculì funiculà by Luigi Denza
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Naples, Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1924 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
22.
I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1922 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 No more beautiful tenor voice January 31, 2014 By Christopher D. (Kokomo, IN) See All My Reviews "No one, not even the young Caruso, had a more gorgeous sound than Gigli, and Gigli's sound was at its most lyrically beautiful in the late teens and early 20's. Here is singing that sounds deceptively easy - until you wonder why no one else has done it. These acoustic recordings of Gigli's (mostly Victors of 1921-1924) contain some of the most beautiful tenor singing on record. Where the music especially suits him (as in the Mefistofele, Tosca and Andrea Chenier arias) you could hardly want better. And the Nimbus process lets you hear how freely and easily Gigli's vice rang. Who knows how much longer these Nimbus issues will be available? Get this while you can!" Report Abuse
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