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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 respir 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) 

Sound Samples

Act I: Mi chiamano Mimì
Act I: Ehi! Rodolfo!
Act I: O soave fanciulla
Act I: E strano, è strano!; Ah fors è lui
Act I: Follie! Follie! Delirio vano
Act I: Sempre libera
Act III: Teneste la promessa...
Act III: Addio del passato
Act I: Tranquillo ei posa; Com'è bello! Quale incanto
Act I: Serbami ognor; Alle più calde immagini
Act II: Oh! s'io potessi dissipar le nubi; Col sorriso d'innocenza (Mad Scene) (1987 Rematered)
Casta diva
Fine al rito
Ah! bello a me ritorna
Eccomi sola alifine from Gemma Di Vergy
Act I: No, mi lasciate...Tu al cui sguardo onnipossente
Act I: Che mi rechi?...La clemenza!
Ciel, ch'io respiri! from Aroldo, Act I
Gualtier Maldè... Caro nome
VII. Libera me
Io son l'umile ancella
Act II: Qual fiamma avea nel guardo!
Ah! du wolltest mich nicht deinen Mund
Sie ist ein Ungeheuer, deine Tochter
Ah! Ich habe deinen Mund geküsst, Jokanaan
Mild und Leise from Tristan und Isolde

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