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Renata Scotto - The 1984 Tokyo Recital

Scotto,Renata
Release Date: 01/27/2009 
Label:  Dynamic   Catalog #: 33607  
Composer:  Alessandro ScarlattiGioachino RossiniGiuseppe VerdiFranz Liszt,   ... 
Performer:  Thomas FultonRenata Scotto
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

ALESSANDRO SCARLATTI (1660 – 1725): Cara e dolce; Bellezza che s’ama; GIOACHINO ROSSINI (1792 – 1868): La Promessa; La Pastorella; GIUSEPPE VERDI (1813 – 1901): La preghiera del poeta; Al tuo bambino; Il brigidino; É la vita un mar d’affanni; Pietà, Signor; Stornello; Tu che le vanità (from Don Carlo)FRANZ LISZT (1811 – 1886): Petrarch Sonnets: Pace non trov & Io vidi in terra angelici costumi; OTTORINO RESPIGHI (1879 – 1936): Soupir; Au milieu de jardin; GIACOMO PUCCINI (1858 – 1924): Sole e amore; D’ogni dolor questo è il più gran dolor (from Edgar); Vissi d’arte (from Tosca); Tu? Tu? Piccolo Iddio! (from Madama Butterfly); PIETRO MASCAGNI (1863 – 1945): Senti, bambino (from Zanetto)
Read more /> BONUS: GAETANO DONIZETTI (1797 – 1848): Lucia di Lammermoor (a thirteen-minute video featuring the mad scene)

Renata Scotto, soprano; Thomas Fulton, piano
Recorded in Gotanda Tokyo, Kan’ i Hoken Hall, September 6, 1984
NTSC All Region; 4:3; Linear PCM 2.0; Approx. 84 mins.
Extra contents: a two-minute fore ward by Renata Scotto (subtitles in English, German, French & Spanish)

The recital on our DVD dates back to 1984 and photographs a Renata Scotto in her full artistic maturity. At the time the singer was 50 years old, 32 of which she had spent on stage. The program is vast and varied in epochs, styles and composers and shows the elasticity of an artist of solid technique gifted with absolutely extraordinary musicality. Alongside famous pages of opera, like Lascia ch’io pianga from Handel’s Rinaldo or Tu che la vanità from Verdi’s Don Carlo, Renata Scotto tackles lesser-known pages, like the beautiful Petrarchan sonnets set by Franz Liszt in 1844/45. Here perhaps the artist gives the best of herself, exhibiting a palette of colors that is truly rich in nuances and dazzling control of vocal emission. At the end of this demanding program, based chiefly on chamber music, Renata Scotto offers three encores, two of which are dedicated to Puccini operas (Tosca and Butterfly) shrewdly kept back for a grand finale. This DVD contains a thirteen-minute video featuring the mad scene from Lucia di Lammermoor, performed at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, September 1967.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Cara e dolce by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Thomas Fulton (Piano), Renata Scotto (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
2.
Bellezza, che s'ama by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Thomas Fulton (Piano), Renata Scotto (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
3.
Les soirées musicales: no 1, La promessa by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Thomas Fulton (Piano), Renata Scotto (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1830-1835; Italy 
4.
La pastorella by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Thomas Fulton (Piano), Renata Scotto (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1821; Italy 
5.
La preghiera del poeta by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Thomas Fulton (Piano), Renata Scotto (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1858; Italy 
6.
Al tuo bambino by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Thomas Fulton (Piano), Renata Scotto (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850 
7.
Il brigidino by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Thomas Fulton (Piano), Renata Scotto (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; Italy 
8.
E la vita d'un mar d'affanni by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Thomas Fulton (Piano), Renata Scotto (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
9.
Pietà, Signor by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Thomas Fulton (Piano), Renata Scotto (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Italy 
10.
Stornello by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Thomas Fulton (Piano), Renata Scotto (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1869; Italy 
11.
Don Carlos: Tu, che la vanitá conoscesti del mondo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Thomas Fulton (Piano), Renata Scotto (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
12.
Petrarch Sonnets (3), S 270: no 1, Pace non trovo by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Thomas Fulton (Piano), Renata Scotto (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839/1861; Switzerland 
13.
Petrarch Sonnets (3), S 270: no 3, I vidi in terra angelici by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Thomas Fulton (Piano), Renata Scotto (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839/1861; Switzerland 
14.
Melodie (6): no 6, Soupir by Ottorino Respighi
Performer:  Thomas Fulton (Piano), Renata Scotto (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; Rome, Italy 
15.
Liriche (6), Set 1: no 3, Au milieu du jardin by Ottorino Respighi
Performer:  Thomas Fulton (Piano), Renata Scotto (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; Italy 
16.
Sole e amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Thomas Fulton (Piano), Renata Scotto (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Italy 
17.
Edgar: D'ogni dolor by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Thomas Fulton (Piano), Renata Scotto (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Italy 
18.
Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Thomas Fulton (Piano), Renata Scotto (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
19.
Madama Butterfly: Tu, tu, piccolo iddio [Death of Butterfly] by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Thomas Fulton (Piano), Renata Scotto (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
20.
Zanetto: Senti, bambino by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Thomas Fulton (Piano), Renata Scotto (Soprano)
Written: 1896 

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