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The Essential Collection - Great Tenors / Mccormack, Et Al


Release Date: 02/20/2007 
Label:  West End Records   Catalog #: 891   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Amilcare PonchielliSalvatore FucitoWolfgang Amadeus MozartGeorge Frideric Handel,   ... 
Performer:  Enrico CarusoJohn McCormackTito SchipaLauritz Melchior,   ... 
Conductor:  Josef PasternackWalter B. RogersWalter GoehrCarlo Sabajno,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  OrchestraPhiladelphia OrchestraRoyal Opera House Orchestra Copenhagen,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 2 Hours 33 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Includes work(s) by various composers. Soloists: Enrico Caruso, Beniamino Gigli, Jussi Björling, John McCormack, Richard Tauber, Antonio Cortis, Joseph Schmidt. Includes work(s) by various composers. Soloists: Enrico Caruso, Beniamino Gigli, Jussi Björling, John McCormack, Richard Tauber, Antonio Cortis, Joseph Schmidt. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. La Gioconda: Cielo e mar by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Written: 1876 
Date of Recording: 03/14/1910 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2. Sultanto a te by Salvatore Fucito
Performer:  Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Conductor:  Josef Pasternack
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 02/10/1919 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3. Don Giovanni, K 527: Il mio tesoro intanto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Conductor:  Walter B. Rogers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4. Semele, HWV 58: Where'er you walk by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Conductor:  Walter Goehr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1744; London, England 
Date of Recording: 04/07/1936 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: English 
5. Luisa Miller: Quando le sere al placido by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Tito Schipa (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/11/1928 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6. Plaisir d'amour by Johann Paul A. Martini
Performer:  Tito Schipa (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Sabajno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1775; France 
Date of Recording: 1932 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: French 
7. Siegfried: Nothung! Neidliches Schwert "Forging Song" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/17/1938 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: German 
8. Thou king of kings by Johan Ole Emil Horneman
Performer:  Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
Conductor:  Johan Hye-Knudsen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Orchestra Copenhagen
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848 
Date of Recording: 09/15/1939 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Danish 
9. Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Walter Goehr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/28/1927 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Aida: Celeste Aida." 
10. Harlequin's Millions: Notturno d'amore "Serenade" by Riccardo Drigo
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Josef Pasternack
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/27/1926 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11. Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Tom Burke (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Hamilton Harty
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/06/1927 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12. My dreams by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Tom Burke (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1893 
Date of Recording: 06/13/1927 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 
13. Les contes d'Hoffmann: O Dieu! de quelle ivresse by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Richard Tauber (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ernst Hauke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/19/1928 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: German 
14. Das Lied ist aus: Adieu, mein kleiner Gardeoffizier by Robert Stolz
Performer:  Richard Tauber (Tenor)
Conductor:  Frieder Weissmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odeon-Künstler Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/03/1931 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: German 
15. La cena delle beffe: Ah, che tormento by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Antonio Cortis (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1924; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/28/1927 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16. Turandot: Non piangere, Liů by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Antonio Cortis (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Sabajno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: C09/23/1929 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Morgenlich leuchtend by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Richard Crooks (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rosario Bourdon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/01/1928 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: German 
18. Cavalleria Rusticana: O Lola, ch'ai di latti la cammisa by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Max Saal (Harp), Richard Crooks (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/01/1912 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: German 
19. Der Bettelstudent: Ich hab' kein Geld, bin Vogelfrei by Karl Millöcker
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nils Grevillius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/30/1938 
Length: 1 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Swedish 
Notes: : Nils Grevillius. 
20. L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Ferruccio Tagliavini (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/23/1947 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
21. 'O sole mio by Eduardo Di Capua
Performer:  Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/05/1916 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
22. I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/17/1907 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
23. Les pęcheurs de perles: Je crois entendre encore by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Eugene Goossens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
Date of Recording: 07/04/1931 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
24. Torna a Surriento by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Dino Olivieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/27/1935 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
25. Martha: Ach, so fromm by Friedrich von Flotow
Performer:  Joseph Schmidt (Tenor)
Conductor:  Clemens Schmalstich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1929 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: German 
26. L'Amico Fritz: Suzel, buon dě "Cherry Duet" by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Mafalda Favero (Soprano), Tito Schipa (Tenor)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Antonicelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1937 
Length: 9 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
27. Rigoletto: La donna č mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/16/1908 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
28. Santa Lucia by Teodoro Cottrau
Performer:  Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/20/1916 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
29. Das Land des Lächelns: Dein ist mein ganzes Herz by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Richard Tauber (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franz Lehár
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1929; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/03/1929 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: German 
30. Manon: Instant charmant...En fermant les yeux "Dream of des Grieux" by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Date of Recording: 06/26/1931 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
31. La Bohčme: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/11/1906 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
32. La Bohčme: O soave fanciulla by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Nellie Melba (Soprano), Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/24/1907 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
33. La forza del destino: O, tu che in seno agli angeli by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Giovanni Martinelli (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/17/1927 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
34. Valencia by José Padilla
Performer:  Tito Schipa (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rosario Bourdon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Date of Recording: 1926 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
Notes: Arranger: Rosario Bourdon. 
35. Tosca: Recondita armonia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/06/1909 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
36. Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/06/1909 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
37. Faust: Salut! demeure chaste et pure by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nils Grevillius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Date of Recording: 07/14/1939 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: French 
38. Les pęcheurs de perles: Au fond du temple saint by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Mario Ancona (Baritone), Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
Date of Recording: 03/24/1907 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
39. Fedora: Amor ti vieta by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Umberto Berrettoni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/23/1940 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
40. Mefistofele: Dai campi, dai prati by Arrigo Boito
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/11/1912 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
41. Otello: Si, pel ciel marmoreo giuro! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Titta Ruffo (Baritone), Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/07/1914 
Length: 4 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is preceded by "Oh! Mostruosa colpa!". 
42. Stabat mater: Cujus animam by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nils Grevillius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832/1842; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/12/1938 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
43. Rigoletto: Parmi veder le lagrime...Possente amor mi chiama by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Ferruccio Tagliavini (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Victor Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1851 
Date of Recording: 09/25/1947 
Length: 4 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

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