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Prima Voce - Rosa Ponselle


Release Date: 12/02/1992 
Label:  Nimbus   Catalog #: 7805   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Amilcare PonchielliGiuseppe VerdiGasparo SpontiniVincenzo Bellini,   ... 
Performer:  Rosa PonselleGiovanni MartinelliEzio PinzaMarion Telva,   ... 
Conductor:  Rosario BourdonGiulio SettiJosef Pasternack
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera ChorusMetropolitan Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
La Gioconda: Suicidio! by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Conductor:  Rosario Bourdon
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/14/1925 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2.
Otello: Piangea cantando "Willow Song" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Conductor:  Rosario Bourdon
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/23/1924 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
Ave Maria by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Conductor:  Rosario Bourdon
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/23/1924 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
Aida: O patria mia by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Conductor:  Rosario Bourdon
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/11/1923 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Qui Radamès verrà..." 
5.
Aida: Pur ti riveggo...Là tra le foreste vergini by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano), Giovanni Martinelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rosario Bourdon
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/07/1924 
Length: 8 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
Ernani: Ernani, involami by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Conductor:  Rosario Bourdon
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/23/1924 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
La Vestale: Tu che invoco con orrore by Gasparo Spontini
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Conductor:  Rosario Bourdon
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1807; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 05/18/1926 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
La Vestale: O nume tutelar by Gasparo Spontini
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1807; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 05/18/1926 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9.
La forza del destino: La Vergine degli angeli by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano), Ezio Pinza (Bass)
Conductor:  Giulio Setti
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/23/1928 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Alzatevi..." 
10.
Norma: Casta diva by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giulio Setti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with the recitative "Sedizïose voci...," which was recorded with the aria on 1/30/28, the cabaletta being recorded on 12/28/31. 
11.
Norma: Mira, o Norma by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano), Marion Telva (Alto)
Conductor:  Giulio Setti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/30/1929 
Length: 7 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12.
Carmela by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Conductor:  Rosario Bourdon
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/11/1924 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13.
Maria, Marì by Eduardo Di Capua
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Conductor:  Rosario Bourdon
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/11/1924 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14.
On wings of dream by Anton Arensky
Performer:  Romano Romani (Piano), Mischa, (Violin), Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 11/01/1939 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 
15.
Songs (4), Op. 2: no 2, Enslaved by the rose, the nightingale by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano), Romano Romani (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/31/1939 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: English 
16.
A Perfect Day by Carrie Jacobs-Bond
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Conductor:  Josef Pasternack
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/03/1925 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: English 

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