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Great Composers - Giacomo Puccini

Giacomo Puccini
Release Date: 09/26/2006 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 4117  
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Leontina VaduvaJulia MigenesJosé CuraKenneth Branagh
Conductor:  Richard Buckley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This landmark series presents the lives and works of seven musical giants from the Baroque era to the twentieth century. It examines the backgrounds, influences and relationships that make these seven composers part of the very fabric of the history of western music. Each composer's life and work is presented through extensive performance sequences, and through interviews and comment from some of today's greatest artists and most respected authorities.

Puccini is today the most popular of opera composers, but not necessarily the most respected. From humble origins in the town of Lucca in Tuscany, he rose from the Milan conservatoire to compose some of the greatest Italian operas. His love of his home and its local lake, his
Read more serial infidelities, his unhappy marriage, his obsession with hunting and his final illness are told alongside the story of his music. Interviewees include Puccini’s grand-daughter Simonetta Puccini, opera producer and actor Simon Callow, experts Julian Budden, William Ashbrook, Leonardo Pinzauti, Alan Sievwright and conductor Sir Charles Mackerras. The programme contains extracts from his operas, sung by José Cura, Leontina Vaduva and Julia Migenes, with conductor Richard Buckley and the BBC Phiharmonic.

Narrated by KENNETH BRANAGH
Music performed by
JOSE CURA
JULIA MIGENES
LEONTINA VADUVA
THE BBC PHILHARMONIC
Conducted by RICHARD BUCKLEY

Contributors include
RAYMOND GUBBAY • JONATHAN MILLER • JULIA MIGENES • JOSE CURA • SIMON CALLOW • SIR CHARLES MACKERRAS

Region: 1
Running Time: 59 minutes
Picture Format: NTSC
Color: Color
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Works on This Recording

1.
Work(s) by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Leontina Vaduva (Soprano), Julia Migenes (Soprano), José Cura (Tenor),
Kenneth Branagh (Narrator)
Conductor:  Richard Buckley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 

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