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The Essential Montserrat Caballe


Release Date: 01/15/2008 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 721357   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Giacomo PucciniGiuseppe VerdiGaetano DonizettiGioachino Rossini,   ... 
Performer:  Sherrill MilnesVincente SardineroRuggero RaimondiPlacido Domingo,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Georg SoltiGeorges PrêtreCarlo Felice CillarioAnton Guadagno,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic OrchestraRCA Italian Opera OrchestraNew Philharmonia Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 29 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
La Bohème: Si, mi chiamano Mimì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Sherrill Milnes (Baritone), Vincente Sardinero (Baritone), Ruggero Raimondi (Bass),
Placido Domingo (Tenor), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Venue:  Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England (07/27/1973 - 07/28/1973) 
2.
La Bohème: Ehi! Rodolfo! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Sherrill Milnes (Baritone), Vincente Sardinero (Baritone), Ruggero Raimondi (Bass),
Placido Domingo (Tenor), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Venue:  Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England 
Length: 0 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England (07/27/1973 - 07/28/1973) 
3.
La Bohème: O soave fanciulla by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Sherrill Milnes (Baritone), Vincente Sardinero (Baritone), Ruggero Raimondi (Bass),
Placido Domingo (Tenor), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Venue:  Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England (07/27/1973 - 07/28/1973) 
4.
La traviata: E strano! E strano! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Venue:  Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection concludes with "...Ah fors è lui."
Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England (06/19/1967 - 06/29/1967) 
5.
La traviata: Follie! Delirio vano è questo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Venue:  Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England (06/19/1967 - 06/29/1967) 
6.
La traviata: Sempre libera by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Venue:  Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England (06/19/1967 - 06/29/1967) 
7.
La traviata: Teneste la promessa by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Venue:  Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England (06/19/1967 - 06/29/1967) 
8.
La traviata: Addio del passato by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Venue:  Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England (06/19/1967 - 06/29/1967) 
9.
Lucrezia Borgia: Tranquillo ei posa by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlo Felice Cillario
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Italy 
Venue:  Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection concludes with "...Com'è bello!..."
Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England (08/09/1965 - 08/13/1965) 
10.
Semiramide: Serbami ognor...Alle più calde immagini by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/21/1969 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11.
Il pirata: Oh! s'io potessi dissipar le nubi by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlo Felice Cillario
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Italy 
Venue:  Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England 
Length: 15 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection concludes with "...Col sorriso d'innocenza."
Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England (08/09/1965 - 08/13/1965) 
12.
Norma: Casta diva by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlo Felice Cillario
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Ambrosian Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1972 
Venue:  Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13.
Norma: Fine al rito by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlo Felice Cillario
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Ambrosian Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1972 
Venue:  Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14.
Norma: Ah! bello a me ritorna by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlo Felice Cillario
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Ambrosian Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1972 
Venue:  Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15.
Gemma di Vergy: Eccomi sola alfine by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Eve Queler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera Orchestra of New York
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/14/1976 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 8 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16.
I due Foscari: Tu al cui sguardo onnipossente by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra,  RCA Italian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
Venue:  RCA Italiana Studios, Rome, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "No, mi lasciate..."
RCA Italiana Studios, Rome, Italy (01/01/1967 - 01/11/1967) 
17.
I due Foscari: Che mi rechi!...La clemenza! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra,  RCA Italian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
Venue:  RCA Italiana Studios, Rome, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: RCA Italiana Studios, Rome, Italy (01/01/1967 - 01/11/1967) 
18.
Aroldo: Ciel, ch'io respiri! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Eve Queler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera Orchestra of New York
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/08/1979 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
19.
Rigoletto: Caro nome by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianfranco Masini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1974 
Venue:  Barcelona, Spain 
Length: 6 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
20.
Requiem Mass: Libera me, Domine by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Sacra,  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
Venue:  Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC 
Length: 13 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This selection begins with "No, mi lasciate..."
Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC (10/24/1980 - 10/27/1980) 
21.
Adriana Lecouvreur: Io son l'umile ancella by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianfranco Masini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1974 
Venue:  Barcelona, Spain 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
22.
I Pagliacci: Qual fiamma avea nel guardo by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Venue:  Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England (06/18/1968 - 06/19/1968) 
23.
Salome, Op. 54: Ah! Du wolltest mich nicht deinen Mund küssen lassen by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano), Richard Lewis (Tenor)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Germany 
Venue:  Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England 
Length: 11 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England (06/18/1968 - 06/19/1968) 
24.
Salome, Op. 54: Ah! Ich habe deinen Mund geküsst, Jochanaan by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Richard Lewis (Tenor), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Germany 
Venue:  Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England (06/18/1968 - 06/19/1968) 
25.
Tristan und Isolde: Mild und leise "Liebestod" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/06/1981 
Venue:  Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC 
Length: 7 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection begins with "No, mi lasciate..." 
26.
Salome, Op. 54: Sie ist ein Ungeheuer, Deine Tochter by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Richard Lewis (Tenor)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Germany 
Venue:  Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England (06/18/1968 - 06/19/1968) 

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