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Lebendige Vergangenheit - Giuseppe Taccani


Release Date: 06/29/1999 
Label:  Preiser Records   Catalog #: 89173   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Gaetano DonizettiGiuseppe VerdiGeorges BizetGiacomo Puccini,   ... 
Performer:  Giuseppe TaccaniMaria CapuanaPasquale Amato
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Giuseppe Taccani made his first records in 1907 for Fonotipia and G & T, some more Fonotipias followed in 1909/10. In 1916 he recorded the role of the Duke in the first complete recording of Rigoletto in Italian (with Cesare Formichi in the title) for Columbia (LV 89234) and continued to record for Columbia until the late twenties. Taccani's voice originally was a lyric tenor with a secure top and good spinto qualities. Relatively early in his career he started to sing more and more roles from the heavier verismo repertoire. The voice became darker in color and, especially in later years he tended to "oversing" and force the top register too much, similar to Francesco Merli, which brought the voice slightly out of focus. The solid middle Read more register, however, as well as the range of his top register remained intact until the end. Guiseppe Taccani can be counted among those singers whose records usually hold more than one might expect. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Lucia di Lammermoor: Hai tradito il cielo by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Giuseppe Taccani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1924 
Language: Italian 
2.
Il trovatore: Ah si, ben mio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Giuseppe Taccani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1924 
Language: Italian 
3.
Carmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée "Flower song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Giuseppe Taccani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 1924 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
4.
Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Giuseppe Taccani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1924 
Language: Italian 
5.
Il trovatore: Deserto sulla terra by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Giuseppe Taccani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1928 
Language: Italian 
6.
Il trovatore: Di quella pira by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Giuseppe Taccani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1928 
Language: Italian 
7.
Carmen: C'est toi! C'est moi!...Carmen, il est temps encore by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Maria Capuana (Mezzo Soprano), Giuseppe Taccani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 1928 
Language: Italian 
8.
La Gioconda: Cielo e mar by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Giuseppe Taccani (Tenor)
Written: 1876 
Date of Recording: 1928 
Language: Italian 
9.
Andrea Chénier: Un dì all' azzuro spazio "Improvviso" by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Giuseppe Taccani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1928 
Language: Italian 
10.
Guglielmo Ratcliff: Quando fanciullo ancora by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Giuseppe Taccani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1885; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1928 
Language: Italian 
11.
Guglielmo Ratcliff: Ombra esecrata by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Giuseppe Taccani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1885; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1927 
Language: Italian 
12.
Silvano: Si è spento il sol by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Giuseppe Taccani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1927 
Language: Italian 
13.
Manon Lescaut: Ah! Manon mi tradisce by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Giuseppe Taccani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1909 
Language: Italian 
14.
Manon Lescaut: Guardate, pazzo son by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Pasquale Amato (Baritone), Giuseppe Taccani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1909 
Language: Italian 
15.
Germania: Studenti! Udite! by Alberto Franchetti
Performer:  Giuseppe Taccani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1907 
Language: Italian 
16.
Rigoletto: Questa o quella by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Giuseppe Taccani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1916 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Ella mi fu tu rapita..." 
17.
Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Giuseppe Taccani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1916 
Language: Italian 
18.
I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Giuseppe Taccani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1907 
Language: Italian 
19.
La forza del destino: Invano, Alvaro...Le menaccie by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Pasquale Amato (Baritone), Giuseppe Taccani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1909 
Language: Italian 
20.
Rigoletto: Parmi veder le lagrime...Possente amor mi chiama by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Giuseppe Taccani (Tenor)
Written: 1851 
Date of Recording: 1916 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Ella mi fu rapita..." 

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