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Weekend Classics - A Puccini Weekend


Release Date: 02/14/2006 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 000583402   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Gianni PoggiRenata ScottoGiorgio GiorgettiVirgilio Carbonari,   ... 
Conductor:  Antonino VottoGiuseppe SinopoliReinhard Peters
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale OrchestraPhilharmonia OrchestraAmbrosian Opera Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Gianni Poggi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antonino Votto
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2. La Bohème: Si, mi chiamano Mimì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Gianni Poggi (Tenor), Renata Scotto (Soprano)
Conductor:  Antonino Votto
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3. La Bohème: O soave fanciulla by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Renata Scotto (Soprano), Gianni Poggi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antonino Votto
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4. La Bohème: Quando m'en vo' soletta "Musetta's Waltz" by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Renata Scotto (Soprano), Giorgio Giorgetti (Baritone), Gianni Poggi (Tenor),
Virgilio Carbonari (Bass), Tito Gobbi (Baritone), Iolanda Meneguzzer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Antonino Votto
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5. La Bohème: O Mimì, tu più non torni by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone), Gianni Poggi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antonino Votto
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6. Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7. Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8. Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9. Madama Butterfly: Humming Chorus by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Opera Chorus,  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
10. Madama Butterfly: Tu, tu, piccolo iddio [Death of Butterfly] by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano), José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11. Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12. Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 33 Secs. 
13. Manon Lescaut: Sola, perduta, abbandonata by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14. Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Rita Streich (Soprano)
Conductor:  Reinhard Peters
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15. Turandot: Signore, ascolta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Rita Streich (Soprano)
Conductor:  Reinhard Peters
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16. Turandot: Non piangere, Liù by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Emma Bruno (Soprano), Sándor Kónya (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antonino Votto
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17. Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Sándor Kónya (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antonino Votto
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra,  Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

La Bohème / Act 1: "Che gelida manina"
La Bohème / Act 1: "Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì"
La Bohème / Act 1: "O soave fanciulla"
La Bohème / Act 2: "Quando m'en vo'" (Musetta's Waltz)
La Bohème / Act 4: O Mimì, tu più non torni
Tosca / Act 2: "Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore"
Tosca / Act 3: "E lucevan le stelle"
Madama Butterfly / Act 2: Un bel dì vedremo
Madama Butterfly / Act 2: Coro a bocca chiusa (Humming Chorus)
Madama Butterfly / Act 2: Tu? tu? Piccolo Iddio! (Butterfly, Pinkerton)
Manon Lescaut / Act 1: Donna non vidi mai
Manon Lescaut / Act 2: Intermezzo
Manon Lescaut / Act 4: "Sola perduta, abbandonata"
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro
Turandot / Act 1: "Signore, ascolta!
Turandot / Act 1: Non piangere Liù
Turandot / Act 3: Nessun dorma!

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