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Rosa Ponselle On The Air Vol 1 - 1934-36


Release Date: 01/11/2000 
Label:  Marston   Catalog #: 52012/2   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartThomas GriselleTeresa del RiegoPietro Mascagni,   ... 
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Rosa Ponselle was arguably this century's greatest soprano. Artists such as Callas and Caruso acknowledged her vocal supremacy. Ponselle's voice had volume, beauty, emotion, sure intonation and remarkable flexibility. Before Rosa Ponselle (1897-1981), there had been no leading American singer who had not first made his or her mark abroad. This two CD-set marks the first volume of her on the air recordings. By Ponselle's own account, her broadcasts captured her true voice and she preferred these performances to her numerous commercial recordings. This set chronicles the Chesterfield broadcasts from 1934-1936 which demonstrate Ponselle at her best. Rosa Ponselle was arguably this century's greatest soprano. Artists such as Callas and Caruso acknowledged her vocal supremacy. Ponselle's voice had volume, beauty, emotion, sure intonation and remarkable flexibility. Before Rosa Ponselle (1897-1981), there had been no leading American singer who had not first made his or her mark abroad. This two CD-set marks the first volume of her on the air recordings. By Ponselle's own account, her broadcasts captured her true voice and she preferred these performances to her numerous commercial recordings. This set chronicles the Chesterfield broadcasts from 1934-1936 which demonstrate Ponselle at her best. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Batti, batti o bel Masetto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
Date of Recording: 1934 
2.
The Cuckoo Clock by Thomas Griselle
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Date of Recording: 1934 
3.
Homing by Teresa del Riego
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 1934 
4.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 1934 
Notes: This intermezzo has been adapted as "Ave Maria", a very popular
arrangement in its day.
Composition written: Italy (1888).
Composition revised: Italy (1889). 
5.
Sketches of Paris: In the Luxembourg Gardens by Kathleen L. Manning
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; USA 
Date of Recording: 1934 
6.
Carmen: Les tringles des sistres tintaient "Gypsy Song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 1934-36 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
7.
Der tapfere Soldat: Mein Held! by Oscar Straus
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1908; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1934 
8.
An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1934 
9.
La Golondrina by N. Serradell Sevilla
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 1934 
10.
Will-o'-the-Wisp by Charles Gilbert Spross
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1909; USA 
Date of Recording: 1934 
11.
Songs (5), Op. 49: no 4, Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1934 
12.
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Printemps, qui commence by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Date of Recording: 1934 
13.
La violetera by José Padilla
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 1934 
14.
Tis the last rose of summer by Thomas Moore
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Ireland 
Date of Recording: 1934 
15.
Ave Maria by Miguel Sandoval
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 1934 
16.
Estrellita by Manuel Ponce
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; Mexico 
Date of Recording: 1934 
17.
The Sleigh Ride by Richard Kountz
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1926 
Date of Recording: 1934 
18.
Die lustige Witwe: Excerpt(s) by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1934 
19.
Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle "Habañera" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Written: 1873-1874 
Date of Recording: 1934 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
20.
A Dream by James Carroll Bartlett
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1920; USA 
Date of Recording: 1934 
21.
What's in the Air Today by Robert Eden
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 1934 
22.
The Rosary by Ethelbert Nevin
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1898; USA 
Date of Recording: 1934 
23.
Alceste: Divinités du Styx by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1767; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1934-36 
24.
Schlichte Weisen (60), Op. 76: no 52, Maria Wiegenlied by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1912; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1934-36 
25.
The Big Brown Bear by Ki-Lu Mana-Zucca
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 1934-36 
26.
Addio by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1934-36 
27.
Songs (6), Op. 6: no 6, None but the lonely heart by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1934-36 
28.
Here's to Romance: I carry you in my pocket by Ralph L. Grosvenor
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 1934-36 
29.
Carmen: En vain pour éviter les réponses amères "Card Aria" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 1934-36 
30.
Carmen: Près des ramparts de Seville "Seguidilla" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 1934-36 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
31.
Der Erlkönig, D 328 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1934-36 
32.
Danny Boy "Londonderry Air" by Traditional
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Written: Ireland 
Date of Recording: 1934-36 
33.
Clavelitos by Joaquin Valverde
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 1934-36 
34.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Voi lo sapete, o Mamma by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1934-36 
35.
The Old Refrain by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Date of Recording: 1934-36 
36.
Coming through the rye by Traditional
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Scotland 
Date of Recording: 1934-36 
37.
Canzoni-stornelli (3): no 2, L'ultima canzone by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1934-36 
38.
Fedra: O divina Afrodite by Romano Romani
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 1934-36 
39.
Humoresques (8) for Piano, Op. 101/B 187: no 7 in G flat major by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 1934-36 
40.
When I have sung my songs by Ernest Charles
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
Date of Recording: 1934-36 
41.
Vasco da Gama: Ouvre ton coeur by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859-1860; France 
Date of Recording: 1934-36 
42.
Songs (7) as Unpretentious as the Wild Rose: I Love You Truly by Carrie Jacobs-Bond
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; USA 
Date of Recording: 1934 

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