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Intermezzi del Verismo

Cilea / Graz Philharmonic Orchestra / Zocche
Release Date: 10/09/2015 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 777953   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Giacomo PucciniPietro MascagniRuggero LeoncavalloUmberto Giordano,   ... 
Conductor:  Lodovico Zocche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Graz Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 0 Hours 51 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Captivating verismo intermezzi. The focus [of this CD] is occupied by intermezzi from the famous operas of Giacomo Puccini, Pietro Mascagni, and Ruggero Leoncavallo and their masterfully instrumented music rich in emotions and ideas. Here three verismo works by these composers merit special mention: According to some music historians, the Rome premiere of Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana on 17 May 1890 signaled the birth of this special stylistic current. Ever since its Milan premiere on 21 May 1892 Leoncavallo’s two-act Pagliacci has become the perfect counterpart to the one-act opera by Puccini, who was six years his junior. Italo Montemezzi’s L’amore dei tre re (The Love of the Three Kings) developed the fundamental verismo concept in Read more phenomenal fashion and into three gripping acts. This lesser-known opera was staged at the Teatro alla Scala considerably later, on 10 April 1913, when its composer was thirty-eight-years old. - cpo (Translated from German text.) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Preludio Sinfonico by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Lodovico Zocche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Graz Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Italy 
2.
Le villi, opera: La Tregenda by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Lodovico Zocche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Graz Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Italy 
3.
Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Lodovico Zocche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Graz Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
4.
Suor Angelica: Intermezzo by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Lodovico Zocche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Graz Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
5.
Le maschere: Overture by Pietro Mascagni
Conductor:  Lodovico Zocche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Graz Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; Italy 
6.
L'Amico Fritz: Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni
Conductor:  Lodovico Zocche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Graz Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Italy 
7.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni
Conductor:  Lodovico Zocche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Graz Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
8.
I Pagliacci: Intermezzo by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Conductor:  Lodovico Zocche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Graz Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
9.
Fedora: Intermezzo by Umberto Giordano
Conductor:  Lodovico Zocche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Graz Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
10.
Adriana Lecouvreur: Intermezzo by Francesco Cilča
Conductor:  Lodovico Zocche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Graz Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Italy 
11.
I gioielli della Madonna: Act 2 Intermezzo by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
Conductor:  Lodovico Zocche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Graz Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1911 
12.
L'amore dei tre re: Act 3, Preludio by Italo Montemezzi
Conductor:  Lodovico Zocche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Graz Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Late Romantic 
Written: Italy 

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