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Puccini Without Words


Release Date: 07/04/2006 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000688202   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Giacomo PucciniSir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Barry WordsworthRiccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert OrchestraBerlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
2.
Madama Butterfly: Humming Chorus by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
3.
Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
4.
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
5.
Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
6.
La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
7.
La Bohème: Quando m'en vo' soletta "Musetta's Waltz" by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
8.
Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
9.
Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
10.
Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
11.
Le Villi: Act 1 Prelude by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Italy 
12.
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Prelude by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899-1900; England 
13.
Preludio Sinfonico by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Italy 
14.
Crisantemi "Elegy" by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1890; Italy 

Sound Samples

Gianni Schicchi: "O mio Babbino caro"
Madama Butterfly / Act 2: Humming Chorus
Madama Butterfly / Act 2: "Un bel dì"
Tosca / Act 3: "E lucevan le stelle"
Tosca / Act 2: "Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore"
La Bohème / Act 1: "Che gelida manina"
La Bohème / Act 2: "Quando m'en vo'" (Musetta's Waltz)
Manon Lescaut / Act 1: "Donna non vidi mai"
Manon Lescaut / Act 3: Intermezzo
Turandot / Act 3: "Nessun dorma" (reprise)
Le Villi - Opera in 2 Acts / Act 1: Prelude
Edgar / Act 1: Prelude
Preludio Sinfonico
Crisantemi

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Simply Beautiful November 15, 2014 By T. Bolton (Smithsburg, MD) See All My Reviews "This CD is strikingly beautiful from start to finish. It is great accompaniment for any occasion. If you love Puccini then Without Words is certainly for you." Report Abuse
 A Dream! February 10, 2014 By Andrea T. (Centreville, VA) See All My Reviews "Puccini Without Words is a dream come true! I am a professional opera singer, and sing Puccini all the time. So you may think I would not like the orchestral arrangements - without the voice, something is missing! But not so -- this album is like a dream -- because it is all the beautiful harmonies of Puccini, with his wonderful melodies, with no personal character of an individual voice to shape (or mis-shape) the mood. No vibrato or shrill tone getting in the way! It is just gorgeous beauty with flawless legato line uninterrupted! Go for it, you will LOVE it!" Report Abuse
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